August 5th marks our 10th anniversary! Chris & I are excited to getaway this weekend and have a stay-cation in Nashville at a great hotel and pack in the adventures! So thankful to my parents for driving up from North Carolina to watch the kids so we can getaway for a few days. We're going to unplug for the weekend! Be back online early next week.
For those of you Cheesecake lovers, you can get a slice of cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory tomorrow only (7/29) for $1.50 when you "like" them on Facebook and print the special invitation. Just bring in a valid I.D. and the special invitation to get your $1.50 slice!
Also, Friday July 30th is National Cheesecake Day so you can snag another slice of cheesecake for $1.50 - no coupon needed!
All You magazine is a great because it's packed full of coupons! If you've been wanting to check it out, print this coupon for $.75/1 issue to make an even sweeter deal. All You sells for around $2.49 at Walmart so with the discount you can get a copy for $1.74!
YAY! Coupons.com has another $3/1 Huggies coupon available! Remember you can print these twice from any computer. I know Kroger has them on sale this week for $9.77. Not a bad deal! Thankfully, our little man has been doing a great job potty training for the past week so I won't be buying diapers anytime soon unless it's for a baby shower!
Christmas gifts for Britain - CHECK! My next door neighbor is having a yard sale tomorrow and invited us over to preview everything. I was able to snag all of the above for $32! I added a $3 tip since they're saving money for a Florida vacation. So, so excited about Christmas in July!!
School House Rock DVD - $2
Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron DVD - $2
3 Barbies - $3
2 mini My Little Ponies - $1
2 My Little Ponies - $2
1 large My Little Pony - $1
Electronic Catch Phrase - $.50
Hello Kitty Note Cards - $.25
Learning Clock book - $.50
Bag of 15 little nets - $.25
Barbie Suitcase - $2
Disney Princess Coloring book - $.25
Bag of plastic kitchen play food - $1
Basketball hoop for door - $.25
Foam Craft Kit - $1
BRAND NEW Pottery Barn Wall Shadow Box - $5
Disney Princess Spinning Wishes game - $1
Bella Dancerella Home Ballet Studio - $3 (I've been wanting one of these for Brit!)
Barbie Horse that makes sounds - $1
4-Ever Best Friends Beach Party doll set - $2
Eric Carle "Have you seen my cat?" book - $.50
Lego Clikits Jewels-n-Rings kit - $1
BRAND NEW Sleeping Beauty Wood Doll & markers - $.25
BRAND NEW 3 Wooden Frames & markers - $.30 (These are for the Samaritan's Purse shoeboxes)
Bag of 4 Littlest Pet Shops - $2 (These are becoming Brit's favorites!)
I've already given the kids a few of the items to play with. Thunder (our foster son) LOVES the basketball hoop! Who knew $.25 yard sale item could bring so much JOY!
To add to her Christmas gifts, the Disney Store was having an online sale recently so I was able to snag a Jasmine Doll for really cheap and some CLEARANCE books from Amazon (Strawberry Shortcake, Max & Ruby, Stickerbooks, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Kung Fu Panda). LOVE finding amazing deals!
YAY! I'm so excited this offer is back! Now through July 31st, you can get $25 gift certificates for only $2 when you use promo code PLATE at checkout. A few weeks ago I snagged (4) gift certificates to our favorite Japanese steak house (Omikoshi) for $8 total!! Just type in your zip code and search through the list of restaurants in your area. These would make great gifts, as well!
The next time you're at Target, be sure to look for Embark insulated lunch bags (small size) priced at $3.99. Inside each bag there is a "Bonus for you" flyer for 6 weeks of Parents magazine for free and some coupons. You can reject the subscription and get a $4.96 check instead. Final cost: $.97!!!
UberSamples will send a variety of FREE organic samples when you complete this short survey. You get to pick the samples you'd like to receive (ie. supplements, nutritional bars, health food, etc). The survey took me less than 5 minutes to fill out.
I'm in love! I've discovered two new amazing dishes that I want to share. I made them up and was so surprised how both of them turned out! Amazingly delicious and so healthy. Chris loved the chicken & rice bowl which is always a plus!
Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad recipe
Fresh spinach leaves
Shredded mozzarella optional (I've tried it with and without - both are yummy)
Trader Joe's poppyseed dressing
Teriyaki Chicken & Rice bowl
Teriyaki marinated chicken tenders (cut up)
Long grain brown rice
Fresh green beans
Boil the fresh green beans and baby carrots for 1-2 minutes, drain and sautee in 1 tsp. olive oil for a few minutes. Season with dillweed, pepper and a pinch of salt. Serve in a bowl - layer rice, chicken and veggies on top!
There are so many great deals on school supplies now and last week Target had some of their $1 bin items half off! I always seem to wait until November to start thinking about OCC and really want to get a head start this year so we can bless more kids! We've got about 4.5 months to grow our stockpile! I'm even more excited to get Britain involved and excited about this ministry. She has such a heart for giving!
Jenny over at Southern Savers has an extensive list of the best back-to-school supply deals here for 7/18-7/24. She includes Kmart, Walgreens, Office Depot, Publix, Walmart, Office Max, Staples and Target. Thankfully, I found some great deals last week so Britain is stocked and ready for Kindergarten! Excited about taking her school clothes shopping! Hoping to hit a few consignment sales/stores.
I had an AMAZING time in North Carolina with my family and friends this past weekend. My prego sister looks so cute and the shower was wonderful! I'm so ready to meet my niece! I flew back home late Sunday night and have been out late at VBS the past 3 nights. The cupboards are bare, the fridge is looking pitiful but my bags are FINALLY unpacked and my family is safe and sound.
I've really been reevaluating my schedule and time commitments recently to make sure my priorities are in order. Therefore, I won't be posting as frequently. Just want to get back to putting God and my family first over everything else. Blogging and facebook can be quite time consuming! I'll still be sharing awesome deals as I have time! Thank you for your support and understanding.
I'm thrilled to be flying home to NC bright and early tomorrow morning! I'm throwing my beautiful sister a baby shower Saturday and will be gone for the next 3 days. I will miss my family terribly....it's a rarity to leave them for more than 2 hours! Excited for a refreshing weekend with my folks and extended family and friends. Thankful for my amazing husband who will be holding down the fort with the kids. I won't be posting again until early next week so ENJOY your weekend!
YAY! So excited about this awesome offer! Now I can take my hubs to Omikoshi Japanese Restaurant for a nice date night!
Restaurants.com is offering $25 gift certificates for just $2 when you used the code FUN at checkout! The certificates are valid for one year but the discount price is only good until July 12th! Make sure you get yours today!
Hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th weekend! We spent lots of time at the pool and enjoyed a family cookout, fireworks and shopping this past weekend. Our internet was out for 2 days so I'm just now catching-up.
My kids are SO into Disney characters - mainly the Disney Princesses and Disney Cars! So, I might just stock up on a few Christmas gifts for them since I can get FREE shipping now through Monday and there are hundreds of clearance items! Just use coupon code FREESHIP at checkout!
Barnes & Noble is having an awesome summer sale with tons of books for just $1.99! Plus, free shipping for orders over $25. In addition, you can get 20% off one item when you enter coupon code Y9K7J7X at checkout. A great way to start stocking-up for Christmas and birthdays!
$1.00/1 Covergirl product
$.75/1 Crest Toothpaste 4.0oz or Larger or Liquid Gel
$2.00/1 Pampers Cruisers, Swaddlers Sensitive or Extra Protection Diapers
$.50/1 Pampers Wipes 60 ct or larger
$.75/1 Secret deodorant (excluding trial size)
$1.00/1 Tampax (18ct or higher)
$2.00/1 Tampax Pearl or Compak Pearl (18 ct or higher)
$1.00/1 size Tide Detergent
Woohoo! McAlister's Deli sweet tea is my fav! They're offering FREE tea on Thursday, July 29th with no purchase necessary. Valid for dine-in only - one per customer. Be sure to mark your calendars now!