Showing newest 32 of 86 posts from April 2011. Show older posts
Showing newest 32 of 86 posts from April 2011. Show older posts

4/30/11

**MOMMY SPOTLIGHT** Meet Courtney...



How many kids do you have and what are their ages?
One…16 months

How many kids did you or do you plan to have?
2

What is the first number of your age?
2

What state do you live in?
Wild and Wonderful West Virginia

If you had a superhero name, what would it be (since we are ALL super heros)?

Multi-tasking Marine MOMMY

What is one thing you did NOT know about being a mom BEFORE you had kids?
 I did not know how protective I would become after my daughter was born.  I worked in childcare for five years and saw people have to leave their children every day.  I am very blessed to be able to stay home with mine.  With that being said…I also did not know that being a military wife in a nonmilitary town on recruiting duty would mean that I have very little time to myself.  I absolutely love being a mom- best job I have ever had!!- but we all need “quiet time” and it can be hard to find it when your spouse and family are not available very often. 

What is one tradition you have started with your family or you would like to start?
We celebrate Christmas the Saturday before Christmas each year because we always travel home for the holiday.  We cook our own Christmas meal, open our presents to each other and from Santa, and spend the day together.

If I were pregnant and you had 1 product that I HAD to get, what would it be?
If we are talking about MY products- A super cute outfit for your little girl’s first pictures, of course! 
If we are talking about products in general, I would suggest a pacifier.

Any tricks you’ve learned while being a mommy? Please share…
While waiting in the grocery store line we play one of the apps on my phone for babies- Toddler Lock (drawing, music, and shapes) or Baby Touch (pictures and sounds).  It is one of the rare times she is allowed to play with my phone and it keeps us busy!

THANKS SO MUCH COURTNEY!!

4/28/11

Finger Foods... Let's Chat...

So... I asked my husband for an idea for a 'chat' on the blog today... and his idea... THE NFL DRAFT... SERIOUSLY?!  I mean, I am SURE that I have some readers that actually have some input in that discussion.  However, I do not :-( 
So... in his honor (just to humor him), let's chat about sports events.  What's YOUR team (whichever sport... not JUST NFL)?  Our house has SEVERAL teams but for this convo... we'll focus on the GEORGIA BULLDOGS (that's just for you all of my UF relatives and friends ;-)). 


When it's football season, we LOVE watching games whether we're AT the stadium, a friend's house, or in our living room silently cheering (because the kids are asleep).  We usually have a snack of some sort (I mean, isn't snacking what sports are really all about ;-)). 

Tiny Prints 15% off Sitewide Sale



Shop for graduation cards, Mother's Day cards, WHATEVER you need!!!  Tiny Prints is having a 15% off sitewide sale!!  Click here to get shopping!

4/27/11

Timberland Friends and Family Sale 40% off ENTIRE PURCHASE (updated...sorry)


Timberland is offering a Friends and Family sale now through May 2, 2011.  Save 40% off of your ENTIRE PURCHASE!  Use code BFF11 at checkout.  Click here to check it out!!

40% off Friends & Family Event. Valid in Specialty Stores and online. Valid 4/27-5/2. Code: BFF11

Tag Junior Book Pal SAVE $5 (through June 30)



"A love of books starts long before children can read - and its benefits can last a lifetime. Using the same amazing touch technology as the Tag™ Reading System, the Tag™ Junior book pal is designed to encourage toddlers' natural desire to explore, while introducing preschool skills through playful book-based activities.

The Tag Junior book pal is easy for parents and children to use. Parents can download audio for up to five books to the book pal, then let their toddlers explore." - Leapfrog.com

4/26/11

Crocs Spring Sale (up to 60% off)

50% Off Sale at Crocs.com
Crocs SALE 60% off!
(even though the banner says 50% off)!




This Small Main Body (cotton candy) is $2.49!!! 


These Crocs Athens are $9.99!!! 



These Crocs Meilani are $13.00!!!




There are tons of other GREAT deals too! 
Click here to check out this and other GREAT deals!!!

50% off Garden & Gun Magazine ($10 for a year subscription)


Click here to grab this great Groupon!!  $10 for a 1 year subscription ($19.97 value). 

"The award-winning Garden & Gun is a sleek bi-monthly magazine that celebrates the magic and culture of Southern living, packing each page with depictions of its thriving culture for denizens and dilettantes alike. Each issue is a sweet pie of topics—ranging from cuisine and architecture to the sporting and gardening life—and reflects the beauty of Southern people and their passions with a witty style that never stoops to mockery. The regular feature “Talk of the South” acts as a guide to arts, entertainment, and delicious experiences, and the “Good Hunting” column provides a gun-toter's guide to the latest austral arrivals. Roy Blount Jr.’s “End of the Line” spins tall tales and knee-slapping whimsical anecdotes about life in the South, and the “Good Dog” column—a canine connoisseur's document of a dog’s life—satisfies hankerings for the heart-warming. With the insider’s knowledge gleaned from a year of Garden & Gun, even the most northerly Yankee could infiltrate the South without the hassle of disguising themselves as okra or chugging a gallon of molasses to disguise their accent."- Groupon.com

Coldwater Creek Groupon

YAHOO!!!  ANOTHER 50% off Groupon!  HOW EXCITING?!?!?!  This Groupon can be used in-store OR on-line!!  That's right... you don't even need to live near a Coldwater Creek store... you can use this Groupon ON-LINE!! 



*Peeps Idea* Place Card Setting

Ok... so I know that Easter is over... HOWEVER here's a SUPER cute idea that you can do with Peeps next year.  I mean, you could probably still do this if you have a spring party coming up... Peeps ARE very springy :-)
Thanks to reader Jenn for sharing it with us!!

What you'll need:

Body Shop Groupon

WOW!!  WOW!!  WOW!!  Half off deals are so fun!!  :-)  With this Groupon you can pay $20 and get $40 to spend at the Body Shop!
*Be sure to read the fine print... one of the big ones is that this is only good IN STORE!*  But if you've got a Body Shop nearby, or you plan to head to one... then Click the link below and get to shopping! 

Leapfrog Didj Games Sale EXTENDED!! Games for $9.99 through May 31st!!

Click here to check out the Didj Games SALE!!!  I know that you've seen this sale before... but in case you missed it earlier, LeapFrog has extended the sale through May 31st... so there's PLENTY of time!!  Go check it out!!

4/25/11

Peeps S'mores

So... around this time of year, Peeps are EVERYWHERE!  In every color you can think of.  Honestly, I am NOT a huge fan of Peeps but here's a FUN idea for something OTHER than just eating them (by themselves).

PEEPS S'MORES

4/24/11

HAPPY EASTER!


Here's to wishing you and yours a truly HAPPY EASTER!  I hope that you ALL have at least a moment to stop and think about the true reason for this holiday!! 

4/23/11

Stella & Dot **Friends and Family weekend** 25%off any one item

Stella & Dot


What a FUN and EXCITING deal!  Stella & Dot is offering a Friends & Family deal THIS WEEKEND ONLY!!! 

Stella &Dot is a boutique-style jewelry company sold online and through in-home Trunk Shows. While celebs & fashion editors covet our styles, our independent Jewelry Stylists love their savvy, stylish and flexible new careers. Check it out today!

Happy Birthday!! Let's chat...

So today my BABY turns one!  I can't believe how quickly time FLIES!  One day you're begging them to crawl and rollover and the next day you're telling them to slow down!  So, I'm wondering if you guys have any fun birthday traditions?! 

**MOMMY SPOTLIGHT** Meet Kristin...


How many kids do you have and what are their ages?2 girls: Ages 5 and 6 months

Making baby food... Let's Chat...

So, I know that there are mommies out there that make their own baby food.  Honestly, I can see LOTS of benefits to doing it.  However, I never did it... so I obviously know and understand the convenience of just buying store packaged baby food (especially when it's on sale *wink*).  Well, I was doing some research and found out a few NEAT things that I wanted to share with you and then, I'd LOVE to hear from you!  And if you know someone who could benefit from this or someone who could contribute to this, PLEASE pass it along!  Thanks!!!


4/22/11

Cake Cookies...YUM!

OK... so I was looking for an EASY (of course) recipe to make a sweet treat for Addison to take to school and give her teachers.  Here's what I came up with (I actually took bits and pieces from different recipes... so, I'll give you what I did, but you can DEF google and find other good ones)...

CAKE COOKIES

Ingredients:
  • Box Cake Mix (whatever flavor you want... I did a white mix because I wanted to add sprinkles and make it colorful and FUN)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Foot Action FREE SHIPPING 4/22-5/1




Need a new pair of kicks?!  Check out Foot Action... they're offering FREE SHIPPING now through May 1st on all orders $75 and over!!
Free Shipping - April

4/21/11

$20 General Mills Groupon Deal


So...get this... The General Mills deal in Minneapolis is sold out, but there is still inventory in San Francisco!

The deal is $20 for a General Mills Sampler Pack, Coupon Book and Shipping

Here's what is included in the sampler pack:
                           
  • 12.8 ounce Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
  • 13 ounce Reese's Puffs cereal
  • 12 ounce Kix cereal
  • 12.8 ounce Cascadian Farms Organic cereal
  • 5.8 ounce Fiber One 90-Calorie Chewy Bars
  • 5.8 ounce Hamburger Helper
  • 11 ounce Green Giant Corn Niblets
  • 9.5 ounce Old El Paso Tortilla Stuffers
  • 5 ounce Fruit Roll-Ups
  • 10.5 ounce Chex Mix Muddy Buddies snack mix
  • 17.5 ounce Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix
  • 13.7 ounce Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken dinner kit

Here are the coupons that are included in the book:  
        
  • $1 off 2 Nature Valley  Granola Bars
  • $1 off 2 Chex Mix Snack Mix
  • $1 off 1 Bisquick
  • $1 off 2 Betty Crocker Supreme Brownies or Bars
  • $1 off 3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Baked Goods
  • $1 off 2 Pillsbury Frozen Baked Goods  (ex-Savorings)
  • $1 off 2 Suddenly Salad
  • $1 off 2 Old El Paso
  • $1 off 3 Hamburger Helper
  • $1 off 8 Yoplait Yogurt Cups
  • $1 off 2 GoGurt, Trix or Splitz Yogurt
  • $1 off 2 Cheerios
  • $1 off 2 Adult Cereals
  • $1 off 2 Kids Cereals
  • $1 off 1 Kix Cereal

Click here to check out this deal.

Vazu UNBREAKABLE Vase for $12!!! (52% off)


Click here to view this deal. 

So you've got kids... if they are ANYTHING like mine (CRAZY and CLUMSY) this is the vase for YOU... it is UNBREAKABLE!!  HALLELUJAH!!  They come in lots of pretty colors, shapes, and patterns!  AND... you get FREE SHIPPING!!!! 



Sandbox update

IT'S ALMOST DONE!  In fact... it just needs sand :-)

Ok... so first of all, some of the plans have changed.  We decided to leave the wood natural (NOT painted).  Second of all, I used some help from my "Handy Hubby" :-)... Honestly, all except for the circular saw, I felt 100% confident doing everything else.  But, it is so much easier if you have a helper :-)

When you last saw it... I had put the walls together...

Groupon

So... I'm not sure if you've signed up for Groupon yet, or not... BUT, if for some CRAZY reason you haven't... YOU SHOULD!  The site posts FANTASTIC deals daily for all different parts of the country.  Not to mention, if you travel somewhere often, you can sign up to view their deals TOO and stock up on great savings!  In the past, I've bought restaurant certificates, ebay credits, amazon credits, and more!  A WIDE variety of options and SOME are nation wide (like the new Domino's deal).  Click here to sign up for Groupon!!

4/20/11

Fischer Price Infant Toys 20% off (Select items) offer ends 4/23


SELECT FISCHER PRICE INFANT TOYS are 20% off at TARGET!!!

My kids got this for Christmas and well... it provides SERIOUS entertainment.  It's a little loud, but what FUN toys aren't?  It moves, lights up, and makes noise... DOES IT GET ANY BETTER?? 
Use code TGTMUHHC at checkout.
Offer ends 4/23/11
CLICK HERE to shop!

I need your help!


My 'Aunt' (for lack of a better term... love ya Laurie) is in a contest.  She has a GREAT website too (steals and deals for kids) that I LOVE and follow... so you should follow that too...BUT... here's what I need right now... Click here and VOTE FOR HER!  It really is THAT simple!! 

THANKS SO MUCH!!!!

DOMINO'S $8 large ANY TOPPING Pizza

Here's a GREAT Groupon to have in stock... for a last minute pizza run.  A LARGE any topping (UP TO TEN TOPPINGS) pizza for $8 (online order, carryout only)!!

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaack!! Let's chat...

So, since I'm sure that you ALL ;-) have missed me (and my posts), I thought it would be nice to let you know that I'm BACK!  Things got a bit CUH-RAZY around here for a bit, but I think that they are getting back under control **knock on wood.**

Anyhow, like I said, things HAVE been busy, I've been knee deep in coupons (in case you haven't visited our coupon clipping service, YOU SHOULD... we work REALLY hard to make it the BEST!), working on the sandbox (with the Handy Hubby ;-)), keeping up with 2 1/2 kids (no, I'm NOT pregnant... I keep my friend's sweet 6 month old baby 3 days/week), not to mention all of the EVERYDAY things we all have to do.  Sooooooo... unfortunately, the blog got bumped to the back burner :-(

4/18/11

LEGOS B1G1 50% off

$14.99

So once again, my Lego buyin mommies KNOW when there's a sale on Lego's it is a GOOD THING!  Well, Target is having a sale until 4/23... Buy1Get1 50% off!  They even have beginner sets (like the one pictured).  Click here to check it out!!!


4/16/11

TRON Merchandise up to 40% off at the Disney Store!!!


Pita Rabbit


So... the other day I posted this AWESOME pic of my little girl... story behind the picture goes like this.  She was taunting her brother with her super yummy Danimal yogurt WITH a straw (she thought she was HOT STUFF).  Anyhow, little brother...had had ENOUGH!  He snatched up the straw, and flung yogurt ALL OVER HER!  SHE FREAKED!  It was quite comical!!  Now, being the top notch mother that I am, I immediately ran over and...TOOK A PICTURE ;-)... THEN, I cleaned her up.  When I posted on FB that the rest of the mess on her face was lunch (peanut butter and fluff).  My little one LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVES it!  Seriously, she'd eat it every day!  I try to make her change it up a bit though. 

ANYHOW, I was surfing through my favorite blogs and came across this ADORABLE recipe (with PEANUT BUTTER AND FLUFF) on the steals and deals for kids website (which you SHOULD follow if you don't already).



Ingredients

  • Pita bread
  • Peanut butter
  • Marshmallow fluff
  • Red jam
  • Pretzels

Instructions
  1. Separate a small pita bread into two circles by inserting a butter knife between the layers from the outer edge and then carefully cutting around the circumference. Use one circle for the bunny’s face and cut the other into halves for the ears.
  2. Arrange the pieces on the plate. Spread with peanut butter and Marshmallow Fluff. With the butter knife, gently swirl a bit of red jam into the marshmallow to create a pink nose. Add two dollops of jam for eyes and pretzel sticks for whiskers.

*MOMMY SPOTLIGHT* Meet Melissa


How many kids do you have and what are their ages? 1 daughter, age 2 (3 at end of May)

How many kids did you or do you plan to have? 2 at the most

What is the first number of your age? 3

What state do you live in? GA

If you had a superhero name, what would it be (since we are ALL super heros)? Label Lady!

What is one thing you did NOT know about being a mom BEFORE you had kids? That finding and making time to take care of myself was just as important as caring for my child.  Mommies don't need to forget to keep themselves a priority.

What is one tradition you have started with your family or you would like to start? Our new holiday family tradition is going out for dinner, and taking a tour of neighborhoods to see the Christmas lights while listening to Christmas music and eating cookies (in the car!).

If I were pregnant and you had 1 product that I HAD to get, what would it be? Sea Bands or nausea bands)!  These got me through the first trimester of pregnancy, plus a few weeks at the end.  My mother-in-law told me about them and I was always skeptical, but these little sweat bands have a small button of plastic that rest on your wrists' pressure points to relieve nausea.  THEY WORK!!!!!

Any tricks you’ve learned while being a mommy? Please share…  Routine is a must!  But being flexible never hurts, either.  I always prepare, prepare, prepare for an outing with my toddler (I'm like a mommy Girl Scout!) so that once we get where we're going, I can relax knowing I'm "covered".  I keep Emily's outing bag packed and stocked at all times by the door, so we're ready to go at a moments notice.:)

THANKS SO MUCH MELISSA!!!

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