Turbotax Deluxe Review


For as long as my  husband and I have been married, I have always been the one in charge of filing our tax returns.  This is not a job I look forward to doing year after year, but Turbotax makes it virtually painless.  With every relocation, home purchase, and new addition to the family, Turbotax is there to explain how those life changes can affect your tax situation.

I had the opportunity to try out Turbotax Deluxe this year.  Since there were no big changes for our family in 2016, filing was a snap!  What’s great about Turbotax is that your information from the previous year is saved for you so you don’t have to re-enter anything.  I especially appreciate how W-2 information was securely imported from my husband’s employer…anything that cuts down on data entry is just fine by me!  Turbotax’s CompleteCheck reviews your return for missing or incomplete information so that you can feel secure that you’re filing everything correctly.

I went through the whole program in 20 minutes or so (and that’s with a toddler clawing at my leg).  I would highly recommend Turbotax Deluxe for any busy mom (or dad!) who has the unenviable task of filing tax returns.

I’d like to thank The Outcast Agency for the opportunity to review the product.  I did not receive monetary compensation but I was provided a free product code to try it out.


Desde que mi esposo y yo hemos estado casados, yo siempre he estado encargada de declarar nuestros impuestos.  Este no es un trabajo que estoy deseosa de hacer año tras año, pero Turbotax es prácticamente sin dolor.  Con cada traslado, compra de casa y nueva adición a la familia, Turbotax explica cómo los cambios de vida pueden afectar su situación fiscal.

Tuve la oportunidad de probar Turbotax Deluxe este año. Ya que no hubieron grandes cambios para nuestra familia en 2016, ¡declarando nuestros impuestos fue muy fácil! Lo bueno de Turbotax es que guardan la información del año anterior así que no tienes que volver a entrar la información.  Me gusta especialmente cómo la información de W-2 fue importado del empleador de mi esposo… cualquier cosa que reduce la entrada de datos es muy agradable para mí! CompleteCheck de TurboTax revisa la información que falta o que sea incompleta para que usted se pueda sentirse segura de que está presentando todo correctamente.

Termine el programa en 20 minutos o menos (y eso es con una niña pequeñita agarrada a mi pierna). Definitivamente recomendaría Turbotax Deluxe para cualquier mamá (o papá) que tiene la tarea  de presentar declaraciones de impuestos.

Me gustaría dar las gracias a The Outcast Agency por la oportunidad de examinar el producto. No recibí compensación monetaria pero recibí un código de producto gratis para probarlo.

Canvas Factory Review & Giveaway

Update:  Giveaway is closed.  The winner is #3, Marianna!


Canvas photo prints are a great way to display your favorite family photos.  Canvas Factory makes ordering a snap, and they’re having an incredible special right now….canvas prints are 70% off!  Now would be the time to take that favorite family vacation photo that captures a precious moment in time and order a canvas print you can enjoy for years to come.

You can upload photos from Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, or Flickr.


You can also play with fun effects like Sepia, Blur, and Mean Removal.  Adding text to your print gives it a customized touch.


I’m pleased to offer a great giveaway sponsored by Canvas Factory!

To enter to win your own 16 x 20″ canvas, simply visit Canvas Factory and leave one comment sharing which style and size photo print is your favorite.

The giveaway entry period will end at 10 am Eastern time on July 27, 2016. Open to US and Canada. Winner will be selected with random.org.

Disclosure:  Canvas Factory provided me with a coupon code for a free canvas print in exchange for this review.  All opinions are my own and I did not receive any other compensation. The prize will be provided by Canvas Factory.

Flash Giveaway $25 iTunes Gift Card


Hi, Everyone. My pup is in a Facebook contest so I’m offering up a giveaway to get likes for his picture. The contest lasts just a few hours and will be over at 7:00 pm tonight, so this is a quick one.

To enter to win a $25 iTunes gift card, simply click like on his picture HERE. You don’t have to like the business page, just the photo. Then comment below with your Facebook name. I appreciate your help, and I wish everyone good luck!

Happy Thanksgiving!

*Giveaway ends tonight at 7:00 pm Eastern Time. You must like the photo to enter this giveaway. Likes will be verified. I will use Random.org to select a winner for the $25 iTunes gift card.

UPDATE: Winner is Julie A Scott Laws

Quick Giveaway to Expressionery.com


I have a $20 gift code to Expressionery.com that I will email to the first person who comments below.  Expressionery.com offers personalized stationery, holiday cards, and unique gifts.  The code is good through June 23, 2014.  The only catch is that the code cannot be applied to sales tax or shipping.

The first commenter wins!

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Hi Everyone!  I have a $5 Amazon Gift Code up for grabs. You must have a Pinterest account to enter this giveaway. To enter, go to this link and click on the like button.  Then come back to this post and leave me your Pinterest name in the comments.  This giveaway is only for those who have Pinterest and click on the like button.  Thanks for playing!

Giveaway ends  Monday July 8, 2013, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

*Updated 7/14/13  Random.org selected comment #1, Sadie Terry, as the winner. *

H&R Block Tax Software Giveaway


If you haven’t filed your tax returns yet, this is the giveaway for you. I have an H&R Block Premium code ($74.95 value) to giveaway.  This covers federal and state.

Just enter by leaving a comment letting me know you want it! I’ll choose a random winner on Friday.


Contest is closed.  Update 3/30/13 The winner is Christine W.

Big G Cereals Going Retro & GIVEAWAY!


Our family of 5 loves cereal so Big G is a big presence in our home.  Big G cereals is again going “Retro” with special edition classic packaging from the 1950’s, ’60s and ’80s.

For a limited time you can go to your local Target® store’s cereal aisle, as Big G cereals have brought back their “Retro” themed packaging. To help celebrate the event, Big G has team up with Hasbro®, offering a $5 coupon on Clue® Vintage, Scrabble® Vintage, Parcheesi® Vintage or Risk® Vintage board games at Target. Check out all the General Mills specials at Target.

Don’t forget to go online & print a coupon for $1 off 2 General Mills cereals before you head to Target.

Collect all 5 different throw-back packages that each include a $5 coupon for these vintage Hasbro® board games; available exclusively at Target® from March 15, 2013 to April 30, 2013 while supplies last. Coupon valid at Target stores from March 15, 2013 to December 31, 2013.

Participating Big G cereals include: Cinnamon Toast Crunch® (16.2 oz.), Lucky Charms® (16 oz.), Honey Nut Cheerios® (17 oz.), Cheerios® (18 oz.) and Cocoa Puffs® (16.5 oz.)

Participating Hasbro vintage board games: Clue® Vintage, Scrabble® Vintage, Parcheesi® Vintage or Risk® Vintage.

I know you all love cereal and you all love Target, so here’s a giveaway I know you’re going to be interested in!


Prize pack features:

* 2 boxes of participating Big G Retro cereal
* $10 Target gift card
* 1 Hasbro Parcheesi® Deluxe Vintage board game

To enter this giveaway, simply leave one comment sharing which Big G cereal is your favorite.

The giveaway entry period will end on April 1, 2013. Open to US residents. Winner will be selected with random.org.

Disclosure: The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

4/2/13 Update:  Thomas Murphy is the randomly selected winner.