Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The best Non Alcoholic Punch for your New Year's get together

If you are having a get together you need some kind of non alcoholic beverage for people that don't drink or for the kids, this one is so delicious, a lot of the punch recipes have ice cream in it, this one doesn't. I promise if you make this, everyone will be asking you about it!!!!!
Here you go.....Raspberry Punch:
1 6oz can Frozen Lemonade
1 Cup Sugar
4 cups Water (Cold)
1 pkg Raspberry or Black Cherry Koolaid
One 2 Liter bottle 7up (Cold)
1 Package Raspberries or Frozen Raspberries
Put Lemonade in punch bowl, put in Koolaid, Sugar, Water, mix all ingredients VERY WELL, you want the sugar to be dissolved. Once mixed then add 2 Liter bottle of 7up, mix well, add Raspberries to float on top (it's better if they are frozen to keep the punch cold).
Enjoy, thanks to Angela who gave me this recipe year's ago!!!!

You can also make a batch of my Homemade Hot Buttered Rum Batter, keep it in the freezer and just pull it out when you need a warm pick me up!

Monday, December 30, 2013

FREE Disney Parks Vacation Planning DVD

Thinking about a trip to a Disney Park this spring or summer.........sign up to get a FREE Disney Parks Vacation Planning DVD. Get tours of both parks plus money saving tips when planning your trip.

$35 worth of Secret Clinical products for only $4.99

I signed up for this one!!!! Just pay $4.99 shipping and you get a FREE full size Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant and you get a coupon for another Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant to redeem at any store that sells the product and accepts manufacturer coupons plus a sample of Olay Fresh Effects Cleanser, plus $16 in manufacturer coupons for P&G products, not sure exactly which ones but it looks like another freebie.............definitely worth $4.99, you do have to pay with your credit card.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

FREE Sample of Finish for your dishwasher!

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Printable Toy Coupons, My Little Pony, Star Wars, Transformers, Board Games!

Check out all these printable toy coupons, they can be used anywhere that accepts manufacturers coupons........Target, Kmart, Walmart, Fred Meyer etc..

$1.00 off Littlest Pet Shop or Magic Motion Pets
$3.00 off one FUNNY OR DIE or TABOO game
$3.00 off any JENGA or BOP-IT! game
$4.00 off CHASIN' CHEEKY or MAGIC JINN game
$2.00 off TRANSFORMERS 12-inch figure from Hasbro
$5.00 off Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven
$1.00 off any My Little Pony Friends Assortment
$2.00 off any STAR WARS 12 inch figure from Hasbro
$5.00 off Nerf Rebelle Sweet Revenge Blaster set
$2.00 off any TITAN HERO SERIES figure from Hasbro
$2.00 off PLAYSKOOL HEROES 2-pack figures

Monday, December 2, 2013

If Kids movies are on your list, here's a few coupons! Epic,The Croods.

Yes you can use coupons on DVD's too, not just for food. Here's a few I found for the latest kids movies released on DVD.

$5.00 off Epic on DVD or Blu-ray
$5.00 off The Croods on DVD or Blu-ray
$3.00 off Escape From Planet Earth Blu-ray Combo

Did you know Amazon has a "Clearance Section"?

This is how cheap I am, even online I'm scouring the "clearance section" Amazon calls it their Warehouse Deals, you can find food and drinks, sometime they are close to code but still good. Items that might have been returned because it was a wrong size or the person changed their mind, open box items. Check it out, there are pages and pages to scroll through but if you are a bargain hound like me then you get a thrill from the hunt. A lot of the items are prime eligible or add on items so you can get free shipping.

Hot! DiscountMags.com 3 Magazine Subscriptions for $13 or 5 for $18.

I love giving magazine subscriptions, it's the gift that keeps giving all year long. You can score 3 magazine subscriptions for $13 or 5 for $18 from DiscountMags.com. No strings attached, they DO NOT automatically renew so you don't have to worry about cancelling, full subscriptions.

CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL! Mon, Dec 2nd from 12:00 am EST to 11:59pm EST. It's Cyber Monday Special at DiscountMags.com! Pick 3 for $13, 5 for $18!

Go check them out, tons to choose from!!

Cardstore.com Holiday Cards as low as $ .49, only $ .95 shipped!! Today Only!

I did this Cardstore deal last year and it rocked so I'm totally excited it's back again. Today only you can get this deal....... CYBER MONDAY! 49¢ Flat Holiday Cards at Cardstore! TODAY ONLY 12/2/13. Use Code: CCP3122, Shop Now!

Or get CYBER MONDAY!$1.49 Folded Holiday Cards at Cardstore! TODAY ONLY 12/2/13. Use Code: CCP3149, Shop Now!

Cheaper than Costco and just as easy, choose your favorite card, upload your picture. You can have them all shipped to your home or just enter your addresses online to Cardstore.com and just pay and extra $ .46 for postage and they will ship them out for you. Since I did this deal last year all my addresses are stored so I don't have to type anything in, I'm just going to pick out my card and have them shipped!!! Sweet!

Tons of cute designs to choose from!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

2 Full Size Secret Clincal Deodorants for just $4.99

Receive a New Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant, a coupon for a second stick, Free P&G coupons and a free sample of Olay Fresh Effects for free. Just pay $4.99 for shipping and handling. Great deal for 2 Secret Clinical Strength Deodorants!!!!

FREE Personalized Photo Mug...Just pay shipping!

Custom photo mug from York Photo, just pay $5.99 shipping. Cute gift for Dad or a Grandparent, put pictures of the kids on it or your fur baby!!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Amazon Deals

So many Amazon deals, here's a few of my favorites! The last few years I've done the majority of my shopping online and it's the best thing ever.

Can't go wrong with an art set for $14.99

I'm a total Potterhead, awesome price for the entire Harry Potter DVD collection $32.99

Super cute for littles, $23.99 Lightening Deal!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Almost time for holiday baking...quick, easy test to see if your baking powder is still good.

If the baking powder in your cupboard hasn't been used since last holiday baking season you might want to test it out to see if it's still good. Baking powder can lose potency over time, there is a simple test you can do to see if yours is still good for baking.

Put 1/2 a teaspoon of the baking powder in a small bowl, pour in 1/4 cup hot tap water. The more bubbles the fresher the baking powder, you want lots of activity otherwise dough won't rise sufficiently. If you're not sure what lots of activity looks like, try this test the first time on a fresh container so you can see what good activity looks like.

I tested mine so I could take the picture, very few bubbles so I need to toss it and start fresh, I should have known, the last few times I made cookies they turned out strange looking and kind of sunken in.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Hot Starbucks Groupon Deal $5 for a $10 Starbucks Gift Card

Grab this HOT Starbucks Groupon Deal. $5 for a $10 Starbucks Card, awesome Teacher gift or gift yourself. $5 for $10 Starbucks Gift Card.


$5 for a $10 Starbucks Card eGift

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Make your scrubbing sponges last longer = spend less, consume less!

Here's a couple tricks I use to make scrubbing sponges last longer, I usually buy the big pack when they are on coupon/sale at Costco, the pack literally ends up lasting a year or more. It always feels good to save money but I love it when I can consume less and throw less into the landfills, it's a win, win!

Cut them in half, I generally don't use the whole surface area when I'm cleaning, it's usually just a corner or an end to scrub something that is stuck on so I don't lose anything by cutting it in half.

Wash dirty sponges in the top rack of the dishwasher. If the scrubber part is still in good shape but it's starting to get a little sour, just put it in the dishwasher the next time your run it, comes out fresh and good as new.

Monday, November 4, 2013

1 Year Free Digital subscription to Shape Magazine

No strings attached, no credit card required I promise, just a Free 1 Year digital subscription to Shape Magazine, read it on your phone or tablet......click on the banner below to sign up.

Monday, October 28, 2013

$5 Off $50 Home Depot Coupon

Sign up for the Home Depot Newsletter and get a printable coupon for $5 off your purchase of $50 or more at Home Depot!

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The Pumpkin Fairy was Here!

Our Great Pumpkin is a She and She LOOOVVVES herself some glitter! My 6yr old made this, you can't tell that she loves pink and purple and of course you can never have enough glitter.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs Blu-Ray/DVD Combo $5

Super cute movie for only $5 at Amazon, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs Blu-Ray/DVD Combo.

Get free shipping with eligible purchases over $35 or if you have Amazon Prime. Try Amazon Prime
 Free for 30 days!


Eat Fish & Chips at IKEA today for $1.99 and lots more IKEA Food Specials

IKEA is a great family place to eat, very kid friendly and lots of specials including Kids Eat Free, Free Coffee all day Monday through Friday with an IKEA Family Card, Feed a Family of 4 for $9.99.......Today's special is Fish & Chips for $1.99!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Botox Spa Party this Saturday at GLO Skin Clinic And Spa

Support a local business in the Maple Valley area and have fun at the same time. GLO Skin Clinic and Spa is having a Botox Spa Party Saturday October 26th 12-2 pm and you are invited. It's not just Botox, you can get massage consultations, skin consultations, you'll be able to shop local crafts and jewelry and get info on the best products for your skin.

I go to GLO Skin Clinic & Spa for waxing, for me it's kind of a private thing so I want to have someone that I trust and feel comfortable with, I absolutely love Michelle the owner. She is so professional yet she's down to earth, she'll talk you right through the whole thing and before you know it, you're done.

She also offers Lashes, Massage Therapy, Skin Care Services, Natural and Organic Products and more, stop by Saturday or check out her website www.gloskinclinic.com.

Monday, October 21, 2013

The best part of Halloween and carving pumpkins is the Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.......here's how I make mine.

MMMMMMMM Salty, Crunchy Pumpkin Seeds.......is there anything better? It should be a crime to just throw away the pumpkin seeds when you carve your pumpkin, it does take a little time to sort through all the pumpkin guts but so worth it. The way I make my seeds is super simple, I'm sure there are lots of yummy things you can add to yours but I like mine just roasted and salted. Just a warning, you can get a stomach ache from eating too many, trust me I've done it.

First step is to separate the seeds from all the guts in the pumpkin, if you don't like touching slimy stuff, I'm not quite sure what to tell you, gloves maybe?

Wash your seeds really well, and spread on a cookie sheet, add enough water to cover all of them and sprinkle salt. You can roast them faster at a higher temperature but I leave mine in the oven overnight at a super low temperature, like 150 or less. In the morning all the water is evaporated and they are beautifully toasted and crunchy. Easy peasy lemon squeezy right?


Thursday, October 17, 2013

My favorite go to Pumpkin Bread Recipe

I make this Pumpkin Bread every fall and continue making it through Christmas. I can't take credit for the recipe (it's from my Better Homes & Gardens cookbook) sshhhhh don't tell. The bread comes out so moist and delicious, everyone always raves. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Bread-Makes 2 Loaves-Preheat oven to 350
3 cups sugar
1 cup cooking oil
4 eggs
3 1/3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2/3 cup water
1 15 ounce can pumpkin
Grease bottom & sides of 2 9x5x3 inch loaf pans set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat sugar and oil on medium, add eggs and beat well, set aside.

In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg. Alternately add flour mixture and water to sugar mixture, beat on low after each addition just until combined. Beat in pumpkin, pour batter into pans.

Bake in 350 oven for 55-65 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean, (a toothpick is not long enough to reach the center so I use one of my favorite tricks Use uncooked spaghetti to check doneness. Cool in pans for 10 minutes, remove from pans and let them completely cool on wire racks.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Be ready for winter in the Pacific NW or the zombie apocalypse, either one you'll be glad you have it.

Every year when the power goes out, my Husband and I say to each other "we need a generator", we've only been saying that for the last 10 years. We lose power in the wintertime like some people change their socks........ALL THE TIME. I found an awesome deal on Generators at my favorite place to shop online...........woot.com.

If you've been looking for a deal, these are pretty rockin prices.



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