Friday, January 29, 2016

Countdown to Valentines Day

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How about a Valentine's Day celebration that lasts for two weeks?

The Dating Divas have made that a reality!
I am in love with their new Valentine's Countdown! 

Valentines Day Activity

For two wonderful weeks, there is either a cute love note, a random act of kindness idea, or a pre-planned date night for each day! All taken care of and ready to impress your special someone.

Valentines Day Activities

The toughest part about putting something like this into motion is knowing when to do it, and how to make it all a success. This countdown takes care of that! And, of course, you can bet there is a big finale planned for the 14th, with lots of romantic and spicy suggestions!

Valentines Day Activity

My favorite part is that they encourage couples to think outward, too. Showing kindness to others in your sphere of influence is so huge in a marriage! It always helps us take our mind off our own selves and problems, and reminds us that our problems are a lot smaller than they seem. We love creating all of those memories, too! 

Here is just a lil' sneak-peek into a totally "heart"-warming Random Act Of Kindness to do on Day 4!
Heart Attack
This gorgeous countdown has everything I need to help me accomplish my marriage resolutions for 2015 - I am so excited to make it all happen! Who do you know that would love this?

Valentines Day Activities

Hurry and snatch yours up, get it prepped, and countdown with your spouse along with me to the big day this year!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Fitness Magazine Deals

It is this time of year that we all start re-evaluating our eating and fitness habits and start making goals to make this the year we really do it.  If you're like me, the resolution doesn't always stick, but I have discovered that having a regular reminder really helps to keep me motivated. Check out these great deals on fitness magazine subscriptions that might help to keep you working out longer than the New Year's honeymoon!

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Gymboree Has The Best Sales

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Gymboree: What's Your One Big Happy?

I am in love with Gymboree!  If you've been reading with me for awhile, you know that I love clearance shopping and one of my best shopping trips ever was my marathon DI shopping trip.  I very rarely shop at any of the stores at the mall, and especially not for kid clothes.  But a while back I found myself there with no tiny hands tugging on my arms and ventured into shopping heaven!  It couldn't have been better timing.

I was shopping at closing time when I wandered into Gymboree and found one pair of pants my small budget could afford.  Then I found out there was a "Circle of Friends" customer appreciation sale going on that included giving 30% off of every purchase.  I really mean EVERY purchase.  There were no buying limits or "with our store credit card."  Every single person shopping received the friends and family discount.  What store have you been in recently doing that?  In addition, anyone with a rewards card (which was free) was getting an additional 5% off. My one pair of pants ended up costing under $5.00.

Gymboree Kids Clothing Newborn to Size 12

I could not stop thinking about either the store or that incredible sale!  I had to go back. Knowing that I only shop the clearance racks when I do go to the mall, I was positive I would walk out with an incredible deal.  And knowing that I now have four boys to clothe, I definitely justified spending the money.  My sweet husband let me take an hour out of his Saturday to go and see what I could find.

It was absolutely the best shopping day! My arms were piled neck high-that never happens to me!  I watched the discounts falling off and couldn't contain the grin spreading across my face.  My husband and I took bets to see how much we would save and I'm happy to say I was closer, but still came nowhere close to the total savings printed on the bottom of my receipt.

Now remember, I only shopped the clearance racks and I did save a good amount of money off of the clearance prices.  But this time it seems entirely appropriate to consider the savings I made off of the original pricing.  When all was said and done, shopping at Gymboree on their 30% off purchase sale, I saved $439.55!!!!!!!  It's not used clothing, it's not cheap quality threadbare clothing.  It is adorable outfits that last long enough for kids to grow out of them.

I still haven't stopped talking about it!  The thrill of finding such an incredible deal unexpectedly has my adrenaline pumping.  Gymboree will never know it, but this one sale made me their newest loyal customer.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Popcorn Popping Under My Tree

It has become a tradition for my boys and I to pop a bowl of popcorn, curl up in Mom's bed, and chill out with a great Netflix pic on Friday nights.  Unfortunately for all of us, the popcorn popper has been dropped upside down one too many times and has been limping along for quite awhile.  It's time to buy a new one and since popcorn and a movie always make great gifts, I thought I'd share some of our favorites and invite you to join us with your own kernel traditions!

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will create a small income for my family.

First, a look at the popper that has served us so well...
Such a workhorse, but it is a little awkward and hot to tip upside down into the bowl.
Under $30
Practicality has me leaning towards buying an air popper like the one I remember having as a kid...

Makes healthy popcorn with no oil.
4.5 star rating for less than $20
 But I would love the flash of color from one of these up on top of my cupboard...
Also healthy with no oil.  Has an ON/OFF switch
Under $20
4.5 Star Rating with ON/OFF switch
It will be no surprise that my boys want this popcorn popper...
Under $30
Since our movie night has become such a fun weekly tradition, it might be really cool to have one of these...
Popcorn pops right into that cute cup!
Reviews suggest this would be good for a group of 2-4.
Under $20
Under $25
It won't work in our kitchen set-up, but an old-school soul might love popping their corn the traditional way...
Stainless steel and wipes clean.
Under $30
Believe it or not, we have no microwave, but if we did, I would definitely need one of these... 

So much healthier than regular microwave popcorn!
Durable glass container with silicone lid
Under $25.00
And, finally, the popcorn popper we all need to have ready to pull out for a party...

Portable with underneath storage space for all your bowls and seasonings.
Makes 16 cups/batch
I'll let you know which popper we end up buying.  You can click any image to get more information and start putting together your movie night and/or gift traditions. Pin this post to inspire your friends! 

Which Popcorn Popper would be the most fun in your kitchen?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Wink, Wink, Nudge, Nudge

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This is about the cheesiest thing I've seen in awhile, but I would laugh out loud if I saw it winking at me while I dragged my kids and pushed groceries through a parking lot...wouldn't you?

$1.40 + FREE shipping on Amazon
You know you want to be the one who makes the parking lot a happier place!

Monday, November 9, 2015

It's A Monday Morning

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Anyone else feeling like Monday morning came to quick this week?  I could use a mug that would magically turn my frown upside down...
$5.80 on w/ free Prime shipping
It's almost cheaper than the drink you'll put in it!  

Well wishes for the beginning of your week, friends!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

16 Gifts For Your Star Wars Lover

Will the stars fall out of the sky if I admit to you that I have never watched a Star Wars movie?  *Gulp* I know.  What can be wrong with me?  No, no, I am not living in an underground hole isolated from pop culture.  I am well aware the Star Wars franchise is very well and growing.

With the release of the latest movie installment coming right before Christmas this year, Star Wars gifts are going to be hiding under decorated trees worldwide (every tree except mine, I'm sure).  So, I've pulled together a gift guide to help you find a fun gift perfect for the Star Wars lover in your life...

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Something to Eat
#1 Favorite: Lego Star Wars Sets
Click image to see them all.
16 Piece Minifigure Set
Risk: Star Wars Edition
Stars Wars Battle Ship
Star Wars Folded Flyers
Star Wars Jumbo Coloring Set
Something To See
Wall Decal-Multiple Sizes
Family Car Decals

Which one of these is your Star Wars lover going to love?