Saturday, February 14, 2015

Our First Igloo

What does a Florida girl do in the snow? Well this one makes rainbow things. That is what food coloring is for, right?

I recruited a dozen neighbors and preschool parents to save me their juice cartons, creamer cartons, broth cartons... basically anything with a waxy or silvery lining. Then I cut off the tops.

A costly lesson - Use scissors and always be mindful. I nearly took my finger off last July while cutting a box lid off with a serrated knife. I went to urgent care using my dōTERRA Geranium oil to stop the bleeding completely, but it still needed to be cleaned and stitched. We just paid off that $225 bill.

When it was finally cold enough to freeze and stay frozen, I lined my kitchen sink with the cartons, dripped food coloring in each and then filled them with water and set them outside. Most of the cartons split along the side, so we couldn't reuse most of them.

This was my second attempt, and knowing that we didn't have many cartons to spare or reuse, I made this one much smaller. Make sure to pack snow around each brick. You may even want to spritz it with water when you are done.
At night if you put a clear light in it, you might see the colors. I put a blue tube light in it and this is what we got.
Yes, our Christmas lights are still up. But they look so cool in snow!

Brad's Deals - Lots of things you need, lots of money you can save

Brad's Deals has really fun and unique ideas for your gift ideas!
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[Review] Stacking Coffee Mugs Set #StackingMugSet

Francois et Mimi Stacking Coffee Mugs Set with Rack, Multi-Colored, 12oz Cups - $29.95 (Reg $39.95)

These are the cutest mugs I have ever seen. When I saw them on Tomoson, I knew I had to apply for them! I was thrilled when I was accepted and they arrived 2 days later! That was fast.

But when I opened the box, the wire rack was rocking. I wasnt sure if that was a feature or if it was defective. The base was not flat. I immediately contacted the company who said there must have been damage during shipping. But 2 days later when the second box arrived, double wrapped in bubble wrap, I opened it up to discover the same thing. I was bummed out. This time though I hand my palm on the base and pulled all the cups towards me with gentle force and after a few tries, I was able to straighten it out. I feel bad that I now have 2 sets when I could have straightened out the first. But I hope this encourages anyone who gets these mugs to try to fix it before returning it. They really did have great customer service.

These cups fit right under the cabinets, but I did have to slid the whole thing out to get a mug, But if you have an island or open counter space, that shouldn't be a problem. They are made of Stoneware Ceramic, so they are microwave and dishwasher safe. They are also lead free.

I really like them so far. They are bigger than my normal size mugs, that means more coffee which makes me a nicer person. :)
Disclaimer: I was given the items mentioned to review. All opinions are 100% mine and are not influenced by anyone else.

Restaurant Roundup - 2/13/15

We always use a coupon to eat out... or we don't eat out! There are enough options for a reduced dinner that you should never pay full price!
Kids Eat Free
  • Bob EvansKids eat free on Tuesdays with adult entree purchase
  • Earth Fare – Thursdays from 4 – 8 pm, with $5 adult purchase
  • IkeaKids eat free on Tuesdays

Retail Roundup - 2/13/15

Each week bloggers across the nation post lists of coupons for you to print out and carry with you as you hit the mall this weekend. This is the Retail Roundup and I post it every Friday! If you know of one I am missing, PLEASE leave a comment!

*Dont forget to check Ibotta and Checkout51 and Shopmium and Snap by Groupon to see if your store has an additional deal! New stores added all the time!  

 Thanks MomsByHeart!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday Pizza Roundup - 2/13/15

You can also snag a Redbox movie code for free HERE
  • Pizza Hut Most locations are offering two medium pizzas with 2 toppings for $6.99 each or a large 2-topping for $8.99. Check HERE to see if it is available in your area. Try code: TEOMED3T6 to get a medium 3-topping for $6.  Sign up for Hut Lovers and get free cheese sticks with purchase.
  • Papa John’s Code: RETAIL25 gets you 25% off your regular menu prices.  Or buy $25 in gift cards and get a free Double Chocolate Brownie.
  • Domino’s two medium 2-topping pizzas for $5.99 each. Should come up automatically, but use code: 9193 if it doesn’t. Sign up HERE for a chance to get a code for 50% off your pizza.
Thanks Momsbyheart!

Weight Watchers - String Cheese coupon

PRINT a $.75 String Cheese coupon! 
I love cheese, but my kiddo is dairy free... so I gots ta be sneakyyy

Usage Tips
  • Dippin’ Sticks
If you love Italian food, heat up low-sodium marinara sauce and use it as a dip for Weight Watchers string cheese. This super-easy snack is a winner with kids and grown-ups, plus it’s packed with protein and flavor.
  • Stack ‘n Snack
For a fresh and fun on-the-go option, try these fun kabobs. Cut Weight Watchers cheddar cheese sticks into cubes and alternate with grapes on toothpicks or skewers. The simple combination of cheese and fruit is healthful and super-satisfying!
  • Cheesy Stuffed Peppers
The next time you’re entertaining, think beyond basic cheese and crackers. Slice open mini tri-colored sweet bell peppers and remove the seeds. Fill with half a Weight Watchers jalapeno string cheese and broil for 10 minutes. The hot, melted cheese tastes super decadent, but fits into a healthy eating plan.
  • Prosciutto Wrap Ups
For a classy and crowd-pleasing pre-dinner nosh, wrap Weight Watchers Smoked string cheese with prosciutto, and serve with olives, crunchy breadsticks, strawberries, and aged balsamic vinegar.
  • Dynamic Duo
When you feel yourself heading towards an afternoon slump, pair Colby Jack cheese sticks with popcorn. The protein in the cheese offers a much-needed boost, while the fiber in the popcorn helps you feel fuller faster.



Save 100% when you buy ONE (1) 4 oz. Ben & Jerry's® Mini Cup. Check back every Friday for a new Freebie! .Expires 2/15/2015.Save 100%.

Save $5.00 when you spend $25.00 on Glad Trash Bags, Any Clorox Wipes Product (Disinfecting, Dust & Glass), Any Clorox Liquid Bleach, Any Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaners (auto and manual), Clorox ToiletWand, Clorox Pump 'N Clean™ Cleaner, Clorox Clean Up Clea

$1.00 off any One (1) Silk Half Gallon
$3.00 off Purina Tidy Cats Lightweight cat litter
$1.00 off one pack EasyStrips 6 in 1 Test Strips
$1.00 off one (1) bottle of AquaSafe
$2.00 off one bottle of SafeStart
$1.00 off one bottle of EasyBalance
$1.00 off On any size of TetraVeggie Algae Wafers
$4.00 off any 2 Beneful Healthy Smile™ Dog Treats

Save 100% when you buy ONE (1) 4 oz. Ben & Jerry's® Mini Cup. Check back every Friday for a new Freebie! .Expires 2/15/2015.Save 100%.
Save $5.00 when you spend $25.00 on Glad Trash Bags, Any Clorox Wipes Product (Disinfecting, Dust & Glass), Any Clorox Liquid Bleach, Any Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaners (auto and manual), Clorox ToiletWand, Clorox Pump 'N Clean™ Cleaner, Clorox Clean Up Clea
Save 55¢ when you buy any ONE (1) Earthbound Farm® 5oz. Salad.Expires 3/11/2015.Save $0.55.

$2.50 off ONE (1) package of Evergood® 24 oz. Beef Hot Link Corn Dogs
$1.00 OFF any ONE (1) 13 oz. Evergood® Product
$1.50 off ONE (1) package of Evergood® 13 oz. Pineapple Sausage
$2.00 OFF any ONE (1) 13 oz. Evergood® Product. Unlock when you complete 1 Evergood Fine Foods activity.

*HOT HOT COLD* Free Ben & Jerry's  
Go HERE to claim your coupon for a free Ben & Jerry's Mini ice cream!


This picture above is a screenshot of some of the SLIMQUICK products. I assume the gummies are the same price.

SLIMQUICK Pure Gummies - $17.99

- $5 off SLIMQUICK Pure Gummies
Total - $12.99

Valid Jan 1, 2014 through March 1, 2015

Free Family Fun - 2/13/15

Thanks to our sweet friend Lori for keeping us up to date on weekend events... 

:: Free National Park Entrance

February 14-16th for Presidents Day weekend
Find out the list of participating parks (over 405 of them) right here.


:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During February, they include Grace’s Travel Tags craft, Grace’s Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration, Twists & Braids hands-on hairstyles, Princess Bitty Baby Story Time, Making Memories with Mom and Dad, Valentine Card Craft and more.
Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores. Call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.
barnes & noble storytime

:: Barnes & Noble

Saturday, February 14th at 11 AM
I Love You Just Like This! Storytime with Elmo and his Sesame Street friends at many locations
Most stores have free toddler story time, NOOK events, hands-on learning events and author events – find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here

bass pro shops logo

:: Bass Pro Shops

Saturday, February 14th and Sunday, February 15th
Free Kids Fishing Workshops and Fun
Most Bass Pro Shops have the same workshops, but be sure and check your local store here before you head out.

:: Guitar Center 

Saturday, February 14th {no age restrictions for free music lessons}
10:15 AM – Recording Made Easy for Pro Tools
10:15 AM – Group Bass Lesson
More free classes are offered during the week with their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.
home depot workshops for adults

:: Home Depot Workshop for Adults

Saturday, February 14th from 10AM to 11:30 AM – Learn Interior Paint & Drywall Repair skills
Sunday, February 15th from 1PM – 2:30 PM – How to Install Tile
You can pre-register online here.
lakeshore learning Uncle Sam's US Mask workshop

  :: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, February 14th from 11 AM-3 PM  and a few locations offer crafts every Sunday.
Kids make and take an Uncle Sam’s mask craft. Get more information here.
lowe's build and grow Valentines Day

:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, February 14th at 10 AM
Build a Sweetheart Picture Holder. Registration begins February 2nd at the website here.
michaels kids club

 :: Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, February 14th – 10AM – 12 Noon
Kids can drop in and take home a Puzzle Piece Necklace. At just $2 per child, they get 30 minutes of creative craft fun, supplies included. Ages 3 and up. Sessions start every half hour from 10AM – 11:30. See a store associate to sign up. Get more information here.
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:: Pottery Barn Kids

Monday, February 16th at 11 AM
Junior Designer Camp workshops – Textile Design 101:
free technique classes

:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday, February 14th for kids ages 9-13 at 10 AM.
Stir-Frying – learn to make stir-fried chicken with Bok Choy in the 52 New Foods Series.
Sunday, February 15th for Adults
Asian Cooking: Stir-Frying – learn to make delicious and nutritious meals using stir-frying with key ingredients and seasonings.To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact your closest store right here.

See more events for future weekends HERE

FREE - Mickey Mouse cookie cutter

Got a Mickey fan or a little one that loves Pooh Bear? Learn how to create masterpieces!! They even give you the items to make the sweets!!  

FREE Introduction to Disney Cakes & Sweets Magazine HERE! Over a $30 Value!

• FREE Premiere Issue of Disney Cakes & Sweets Magazine
• FREE Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter
• FREE Winnie the Pooh Silicone Molds
• Pay Just $4.95 Shipping & Handling

(Ends Saturday) Rite Aid - Huggies - $3.74

*HURRY* Valentine's Jib Jab Cards

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and if you haven't got your cards out yet, you can still send a digital one!

Send Valentine's eCards and videos starring you from JibJab HERE

Dr Seuss Deal

This offer comes back every 6 months. If you missed it last time, here we go again! You pay $5.95 for 5 books + get FREE Shipping + you can get TWO additional books for $4.99, that's 50% off!


- Receive 3 new books each month
- Create lasting memories with the same classic stories you loved as a child
-Wacky and wonderful characters will engage & entertain your child and you
-Control your membership online
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-No Purchase commitment!
-High-Quality, hard cover editions
-Convenience of home delivery for less than $6 per book!

*This offer is a monthly book club. Customers will automatically be charged and sent additional books each month. To manage your account, call 1-800-353-3140 or login to your account online:

Target - FREE $20 Gift Card when you create a registry

Sunday 2/15/15 -  First 22,500 who create a wedding registry at Target will get a FREE $20 Target eGift Card.  You have to include a minimum of $500 worth of merchandise on your registry to be eligible.

Thanks Mary@CouponersUnited!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

CVS - Awesome Deals ending Saturday PM

Check this Sunday’s paper for the CVS circular to see what’s on sale 2/8 – 2/14 but print out these coupons for these awesome deals!

Dawn (9oz) $0.99

-$0.25 off printable coupon
Total - $0.74

Pampers Jumbo packs (Crusiers, Swaddlers and Baby Dry) $8.99

Get $1 ECB
-$1.50 off printable coupon
Total - $6.49

Vicks (NyQuill, DayQuill Severe, QlearQuil + Vaporub) $13.99

Get $1 ECB
-$1 off printable coupon
Total - $11.99!

Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner - 2 for $8

Get $1 ECB
-$2 off printable coupon
Total - 2/$5 or $2.50 each

Olay Regenerist $20.99

Get $3 ECB
-$2 off printable coupon
Total - $15.99!

Tide (40-50oz) $5.94

Get $1 ECB
-$1 off printable coupon
Total - $3.94!

Win a $5,000 Home Makeover!

Enter HERE for a chance to win a $5,000 Home Makeover + Qualify for great offers and 85% off Woman’s Day Magazine – 12 Issues for $5! Plus get 12 issues of Good Housekeeping for only $5 More! (No purchase Necessary for Home Makeover Sweepstakes!)

No purchase necessary to enter or win

Walgreens - Nivea Shave Foam - $.17 each

Buy (2) Nivea Shave Foams (8.7 oz) $2.89 BOGO 50% off
-$2/1 Nivea Men Face Care Product or (2) Shave Gels or Foams in 2/8 SS
Pay $2.34
Get Back 2,000 Balance Reward Points
Total - 33¢ for 2 (or 17¢ each)

Buy (2) Nivea Shave Gels (7 oz) $3.59 BOGO 50% off
-$2/1 Nivea Men Face Care Product or (2) Shave Gels or Foams in 2/8 SS
Pay $3.38
Get Back 2,000 Balance Reward Points
Total - $1.38 for 2 (or 69¢ each)

Thanks Amy & WildforWags

Giant Eagle - Best Deals - 2/12/15

Tammy has the full run down at LadySavings!
*But these are the best deals I see, enjoy!
**If you see some you think I should include, please leave me a comment!

Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles or Pancakes or Breakfast Entrees $1.67
-$1/2 Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles or Pancakes printable
-$1/2 Aunt Jemima Pancakes or Waffles printable
-$1/1 Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles printable
-$1/2 Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles, Pancakes or French Toast, exp. 3/22/15 (SS 01/04/15 #2)
-$1/1 Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles, Pancakes or French Toast, exp. 3/22/15 (SS 01/04/15 R)
Final Price: As low as $.67 for waffles and pancakes!

Eight O'Clock Coffee B1G1 FREE (reg. $6.28 , $7.68) = $3.14 or $3.84
-$1.50/1 Eight O'Clock Coffee Variety Printable NLA
-$1/1 Eight O'Clock Coffee printable
Final Price: As low as $1.64

Krusteaz Baking or Pancake Mix $2
-$1/2 Krusteaz Brand Mix printable
-$0.55/1 Krusteaz Mix, exp. 3/31/15 (SS 12/07/14)
Final Price: As low as $.90!

Dial Liquid Hand Soap Classic Pumps 7.5oz $1
-$1/2 Dial Regular, For Men or Kids Body Wash, Regular or For Men Bar Soap, Deep Cleansing Hand Soap, Foaming Hand Soap, Liquid Hand Soap Refill or Lotion, exp. 2/28/15 (RP 02/08/15) [11.75-oz. Body Wash; 6-ct.+ Bar Soap; 8-oz.+ Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps; 7.5-oz.+ Foaming Hand Soap; 32-oz.+ Liquid Handsoap Refill; 12-oz.+ Lotions ]
Final Price: $.50 each wyb 2

Sundown Vitamins B1G1 FREE (reg. as low as $5.18) = $2.59 each for Vitamin D
-$1/1 Sundown Naturals Product printable
-$2/1 Sundown Naturals Adult Gummy Product Printable NLA
-$3/1 Sundown Naturals Adult Gummies, exp. 3/4/15 (RP 01/04/15 #2)
-$1/1 Sundown Naturals Vitamin or Supplement, exp. 3/4/15 (RP 01/04/15 #2)
-$2/1 Sundown Naturals, exp. 4/1/15 (RP 02/01/15 R)
-$1/1 Sundown Naturals Vitamin or Supplement, exp. 3/25/15 (RP 01/25/15 R)
-$3/2 Sundown Naturals Adult Gummies, exp. 3/25/15 (RP 01/25/15 R)
Final Price: As low as 59¢ for Vitamin D or 79¢ for adult Gummies!

Gorton's Fish Fillets, Tenders or Sticks $2.50
-$1/2 Gorton's Grilled Items printable (exp. 6/30/15)
-$0.75/1 Gorton's Grilled Item printable (should be included)
-$0.50/1 Gorton's Grilled Fish Item, exp. 4/11/15 (SS 01/04/15) [6.3-oz. to 7.1-oz.]
Final Price: As low as $1

Mrs. T's Pierogies 6 for $10 ($1.67 each)
-$1/3 Mrs. T's Pierogies, exp. 2/28/15 (RP 01/25/15 R)
Final Price: $1.34 each!

Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal or Granola $1.99
-$0.50/1 Post Honey Bunches of Oats Granola, exp. 3/22/15 (SS 02/08/15) [10-oz.+]
-$1/1 Post Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Grain Honey Crunch, Whole Grain Vanilla or Apple Cinnamon Cereal, exp. 3/22/15 (SS 02/08/15) [14.5-oz.+]
Coupon for FREE Milk wyb (2) Post Healthy Cereals, Granola or Snack Mixes, exp. 3/1/15 (SS 01/18/15 R) [Includes Grape-Nuts, Great Grains, Raisin Bran Shredded Wheat 10-oz.+, Great Grains or Grape-Nuts Granola 11-oz. or Great Grains Snack Mix 7.05-oz.]
Final Price: As low as $.99 for cereal
or $1.99 for Granola plus FREE milk wyb 2!

Prego Pasta Sauce $1 Off instantly wyb 4 = $1.50 each
-75¢/2 Prego Sauce Printable (NLA)
-75¢/2 Prego Sauce Coupon
Final Price: $.75 each wyb 4

Kellogg's Pop-Tarts 8ct. $1.68
-$0.40/1 Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Toaster Pastries Frosted printable
-$1/1 Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Toaster Pastries printable [6-ct.+]
-$1/3 Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Toaster Pastries, exp. 3/15/15 (RP 02/01/15 R) [6-ct.+]
-$0.50/1 Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Gone Nutty PB&J Strawberry Toaster Pastries, exp. 3/15/15 (RP 02/01/15 R) [6-ct.+]
Final Price: As low as $.68!

Thanks again Tammy!

Diaper Coupons

*I would NEVER EVER pay full price for diapers. Don't you either!
$1.50 off ONE Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants

$1.50 off ONE Pampers Swaddlers Diapers

$1.50 off ONE Pampers Baby Dry Diapers

$1.50 off ONE Pampers UnderJams

$1.50 off ONE Pampers Cruisers Diapers

$0.50 off ONE Luvs Diapers

$1.50 off one box of Well Beginnings Diapers

Target - Tide Pods - $4.04 each

$2.00 off ONE Tide PODS 31ct or Larger
Buy 2 Tide Pods 35 ct @ $9.99
-$2/2 Tide or Gain Laundry Detergents Mobile Target coupon (text THANKS to 827438) (exp 2/18)
-5% Off Tide Pods Action Pacs Target Cartwheel (exp 2/14)
-Use 2 $2/1 Tide PODS 31 ct +
Pay $13.08
Get a $5 Target Gift Card for buying 2 select Household items thru 2/21
Total - $8.08 for both (or $4.04 each)

Other Tide coupons: 
$1.00 off ONE Tide Detergent 40oz or larger
$2.00 off ONE Tide OXI Multi-Purpose Stain Remover
$1.00 off ONE Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
$2.00 off ONE Tide PODS 31ct or Larger

Target - Jergens Ultra Healing moisturizer - $.34 each

$3.00 off any TWO (2) Jergens Moisturizers
Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizers (3 oz) $1.84 each
-$3/2 Jergens Moisturizers
Total - 68¢ for 2 (or 34¢ each)
 Thanks Colin!