Jess Affiliate Links for weekend sales!


Poofy Organics:

The last of Poofy’s 3 sitewide sales of the year is almost here! In addition to several gift sets being released on Friday, something for everyone & every budget, there are numerous ways to save on your order:

–Take 15% off your entire order with code: HOLIDAY2018.

–Begins: Friday @ 12:01am EASTERN, Ends: Monday, 11:59pm EASTERN.

–I personally will refund ½ your shipping if your order is $100+ AFTER the 15% discount & pre-tax, ALL your shipping if the subtotal after the 15% off is $200+. Place your order, then shoot me an email to let me know if you want the rebate via check, PayPal, Poofy gift certificate.

–ALL orders placed, no matter the amount, will be entered into my drawing for TEN $20 gift certificates. So even if you don’t qualify for a shipping rebate, it doesn’t hurt to email me to double check your order went through using my link to make sure you’re entered in that. If it defaulted to the main site (happens), I can get it moved!

–MUST USE CODE, you won’t believe how many times I’ve had people write me after their order saying they forgot to enter the code…. My link:

–FINAL advice on this: shop early. They expect ~3000-5,000 orders over the 4 days. Where in that stack do you want your order to be?

My email:


BAREFOOT BOOKS: Enjoy 25% off sitewide, plus get free shipping when you spend $40+. Code: THANKFUL. Begins Wed 12:01 am EST, ENDS: Mon 11:59pm EST. You can read my review here:




Amazon: If you will be shopping via Amazon, please start with this affiliate link. I will earn a couple percent for whatever you purchase after starting here, you don’t have to purchase this particular item:


PamperedChef: Daily  Deals, not a sitewide sale. JUST the stoneware is made in the USA, but I love mine & know many of you wanted to snag some this holiday season too. We love our pizza stone, the kids each have a small one to make their own personal pan pizzas, and we use the large bar pan to roast veggies all the time. Here’s my link:




Meet the proud new owner of Pure Play Kids!


October was quite the month for me!  For those that missed the couple updates I did in my group pages, here’s the gist of it: I flew down to Nashville (from WI), on a Monday (getting in at 9:30pm instead of 1:30 due to a whole bunch of misfortunes), loaded up the 16′ Penske truck on Tuesday & got a few of the 12 hr drive outta the way. On Wed I drove the rest of the 900 miles & was home by 7pm. Thu we unloaded all the goods into my new office, moved by desk & other supplies from old office to new one (same building, just opposite side), drove the truck back to the drop-off spot an hour away, picked my van up at the airport & was finally home 

I’m so looking forward to updating the Pure Play Kids site which is currently down as I update the available inventory & tweak it to make it mine. I’ll let y’all know when the site is live, I hope I can count on your support by checking it out! Thanks to all who offered kind words of support before & during my journey, all of the thoughts, prayers & knowing y’all were thinking of me helped keep me safe, I have no doubt!

I wrote this while traveling, and wanted to make it an “official” blog post: A common theme I’ve heard when others learn of the journey I’m currently on is: Wow, you’re brave! Wow, you’re doing this by yourself? The elderly lady on the plane next to me: Where’s your Husband? Me: home with the kids. It took her awhile to process that…. In my life I have honestly never felt there was something I couldn’t do. Brave, naw. Independent, yes. I think it’s so, so important that we remind girls, and women, that we can do anything we put our minds to do. We don’t need someone to hold our hands. And as the Mama of 1 boy, and 1 girl, it’s also so important to remind our boys to be the support system us girls need sometimes!

I can attest to the fact that having the support of those close to us is also so very important. When I was having a super rough day yesterday (while traveling back from Nashville after a rough start), a timely message from my Dad telling me how proud of me he is, and how much he loves me meant so, so much. And my Hubby reminding me that being self-employed isn’t always a cake walk, but how proud of me he was that I was following my passion, and that I “got this”, meant so much.

Then, I officially became the owner of Pure Play Kids. I’m planning to slightly re-brand it to Pure Play Kids+, expanding it into more than *just* toys, and offering home & personal care goods as well. I truly am looking to make a one-stop shop for great quality, safe, made in the USA goods! It is an amazing feeling to be the owner of my very own small business dedicated to offering the finest made in USA items I can find. On my way back, I had an awesome dinner of BBQ ribs & brisket w/ fried okra at a place that has won 4 world championships for their BBQ meat. I made it to the IL border, and have 8 hrs left to go tomorrow. I will spend that time reminding myself how blessed I am to be doing what I love, following my passions, and having found y’all who share similar passions. There’s nothing we can’t do if we are determined to do it.

Here’s a ~6 min video I took of my new office space: