Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Did you buy a Tag or Tag Jr. for someone?

Did you happen to get a Tag or Tag Jr. for someone this Christmas? Well coupons.com has a printable coupon for $4.00 off a Tag book or $2.00 a Tag Jr. book. Many stores will mark down their Christmas versions this week, so you might be able to score one for pretty cheap.
Click on the "Entertainment" link and it will bring the coupons to the front page.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE at the crocs outlet

I received an email this morning that the crocs outlet has their shoes buy 1 get 1 free today. I checked them out and shoes start at $9.99. So you could get 2 pair for 5 dollars each! That's not a bad price for some comfy sandals to wear this summer. Sizes are pretty limited so you might have to look around a little.

They have some Dora, Minnie Mouse, and Hannah Montana for the little ones.

Oh and shipping is free through the end of December!
You can get an additional 36% off when you stack the codes MYCOUP20 and CROCSHOLIDAY.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Here's a free book for you

If you didn't venture out to get all of the deals for the day after Christmas, I found where you can get a free book. Crown Publishing group is offering to send you a free book. There are three choices.

Breaking Out of Bedlam, Cora Sledge is horrified when her children, who doubt her ability to take care of herself, plot to remove her from her home. So what if her house is a shambles? Who cares when she last changed her clothes? If an eighty-two-year-old widow wants to live on junk food, pills, and cigarettes, hasn’t she earned the right? When her kids force her into The Palisades, an assisted living facility, Cora takes to her bed, planning to die as soon as possible. But life isn’t finished with her yet, not by a long shot.

Prima Donna, Opera singer Sabine Conrad is the toast of nineteenth-century New York high society. A celebrated soprano with the voice of an angel, she is showered with adulation by her audiences and courted by wealthy patrons. But behind the scenes, her every move is controlled by a Svengali-like manager, Gideon Price. When her attempt to escape him goes tragically awry, she flees, leaving behind a grisly murder.

True Confections, Take chocolate candy, add a family business at war with itself, and stir with an outsider’s perspective. This is the recipe for True Confections, the irresistible new novel by Katharine Weber, a writer whose work has won accolades from Iris Murdoch, Madeleine LâEngle, Wally Lamb, and Kate Atkinson, to name a few.

I chose True Confections. This is a while supplies last offer.

Thanks Common Sense with Money

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The most yummiest time of the year!

Hello friends, I thought I would share a few of the treats I have made or will be making or want to make :) if time allows. I'm sure everyone has their menu all planned out but maybe next time you can use one of these.

First off, I made these delicious cream cheese sugar cookies, and modified it using the first comment "Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2006 by Cherish". I also baked them at 350* for 10 minutes.

Speaking of Bake at 350, she really is one of my favorite baking sites. She makes some of the most beautiful cookies. I was inspired to actually frost and flood my cookies, something I have never tried. It was actually pretty easy and I imagine would be real simple if your cookie collection didn't include Nemo and Dory, a non Christmasy tree, Christmas dinosaurs, moose, horses, hearts, and then all the usual. I used her recipe for Royal icing here.

I made cookies for our bake sale at church, that we have every year, to raise money for the bus ministry. I am not going to share any of those recipes with you because they were just okay, you know the ones that come on the back of the chip bag. I am going to share the one that I found to make those wonderfully delicious, melt in your mouth yumminess Red Velvet Cake balls. I found this recipe over at Bakerella. Now the ones I had were frosted in a royal icing, that was colored pink. So you could customize these for any holiday.
My Dad was done in California for Thanksgiving and Lynn brought Frog eye salad to Malissa's. Well everyone has raved about it since then, so it is being added to our Christmas dinner menu. Here's the recipe she used minus the coconut.
I'm also going to make my Grandma's butterscotch haystacks, and my Mom's shrimp ball for Christmas day, oh and hash brown casserole for an easy Christmas morning breakfast. It has become one of my favorites and it freezes really well. I use breakfast sausage in mine and Hash brown O'Briens that have the onions and peppers in them already to save me a step.
So there's my cooking plans for the next couple of days. I hope you all are enjoying this wonderful time of the year with those you love.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are large floor puzzle $4.99

I LOVE Where the Wild things Are! No, I did not see the movie or take my kids to see it. I didn't want to ruin the book for me and the last time we checked out the book from the library Lincoln wasn't too thrilled with it(he's scared of monsters).

Anyhow, Amazon has a 2x3 floor puzzle of Where the Wild Things Are for just $5.00. They are also offering a free one month trial to Prime which will give you 2 day shipping and get your puzzle here by Christmas.
I can't wait until one of my kids loves this book as much as I did!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Frosty the Snowpuddle

Aren't these the cutest little treats you have ever seen? I think they would fun to make with the boys. I found them over at Gourmet Mom on the Go. They look really easy so I think a trip to the store is in order and we will make these this weekend. Here is the link to the recipe on her sight.

For my fellow Grind and Brew lovers

My parents gave us a Melitta Grind and Brew for Christmas a few years back and I LOVE IT!!! Unfortunately they don't make them anymore. But here is a different one from Amazon. They have the Cuisinart Grind and Brew on sale for $105. This is regularly $235. And of course since it is over $25 it qualifies for free shipping.

Pink Radio Flyer Scooter $19 at Walmart

Walmart has the Radio Flyer My first Scooter in PINK for just $19. If you do ship to store for free shipping it won't make it in time for Christmas but if you don't mind it's a great deal. Now if they will only mark down the red one I would get it for my boys.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Here's a giveaway you can enter!

Okay so I told you all about entering contests on blogs. Here is one for you to try. She's a super nice lady who posts all kinds of deals for the Northwest area. She's having a giveaway for 3 $50 off $100 coupons from Old Navy. All you have to do is leave her a comment about what's on your list from Old Navy this year. There are other ways to enter if you want but if you need baby steps here you go. Make sure you put your email address in the comment.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I have said it before and I will say it again, ENTER THOSE GIVEAWAYS! When you are visiting a blog, and they are having a contest, post a comment, it takes what 30 seconds maybe and you could WIN! WIN! WIN!

I entered a contest last week when I was searching for cookie inspiration for my church bake sale. I was over visiting this blog. Now I will tell you I was hoping to win the diapers because at the time I still had 3 little ones in diapers.

****My oldest gave up his night time diaper 4 days ago and not an accident yet woo hoo***

I didn't win the diapers but I won an e.l.f. lip gloss set. Works for me. Especially since every little bit is going towards presents for others right now, mainly my kiddos. SO here's a treat just for me!

So I will say it again, ENTER THOSE CONTESTS! and you could be a winner too!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Toys at Kmart for $5.00

Here's a couple toys that Kmart has on sale in their ad this week for $10. There are Internet printable coupons out there for $5.oo off the Mr. Potato Silly Suitcase and the Playskool Swing and Score making these toys just $5.oo a piece. You can print each coupon two times by hitting your back button.
Even if these are not toys you need you could pick them up for an Angel Tree or shelter.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Free photo cards

Okay I am going to post this again for everyone who still doesn't have Christmas cards.

Seehere.com has free photo cards if you use the code newbaby. This is for 50 cards in the 4x6 size. You have to pay for shipping but it is like $3.19. If you want them shipped overnight order 60 cards and overnight shipping will be free and it will cost you around $4.90 for the extra cards.

If you are new to signing up to this company you can also get 100 free prints using the code prints. Shipping on this is just over $5.00. This has to be done in two separate orders. I was also told this has to be done first, before your card order.

Disney crocs for kids $9.99 adults $14.99

Disney crocs for kids are on sale TODAY Saturday for $9.99, and adults are $14.99. These are normally $29.99.

You can save an additional 10% off your order when you use the code: UEIMKRKY3ISA at checkout. Plus there is FREE SHIPPING in December.
Those little Jibbitz are on sale for $.99 too.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

oh my! Half off toys at Target.com!

Okay so if I am reading this right, Amazon teamed up with Target and TODAY ONLY through this link these toys will be half off AFTER you go through the checkout process, the prices will change BEFORE you finalize your payment so no worries. Also a lot of the toys will ship for FREE.

That cute pink kitchen I posted about will be $50.00!!! Oh how I wish Allie was older :)

Others are saying that you will get a notice that states something to the effect of some prices might change and if it is lower they will charge you the lower price and if it is higher they will cancel that part of your order. I hear this is standard for Target.com and does not mean that orders are going to be cancelled.

So you could get this LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader TIE Fighter Set for $14.99 with FREE shipping.

Let me know if you find any other great deals!

Thanks It'sHiptoSave!

Free Christmas songs from iTunes

iTunes has a Christmas sampler you can download for free right now. There are 20 songs from artists such as Amy Grant, Toby Keith, and Stephen Colbert. I'm sure there is a way to pick and choose the ones you want or don't want.

Thanks commonsensewithmoney!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

10 page flip book for $1.99

It looks like because of Good Morning America you can get a 10 page flip book for just $1.99 through snapfish.com. If you haven't signed up with them they are also offering promos right now for new users. The book hold up to 45 photos. The code is GMAFREE and expires 12/13/09.

Thanks common sense with money

Childrens sleeper jammies $6 and under

Today, Disney.com has their character sleepers for their deal of the day. They are priced at $6. It looks like they run from infant to 3T. Shipping is free if you spend $89 but it looks like you could order 4 sleepers and have shipping be just under $5.

Children's Place also has some winter sleepers on sale for $5.59, their sizes are getting limited. Shipping is always a $5 flat rate. There is a code for 15% off too, GGAC9.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Gander Mountain shearling fur boots for women $29 shipped were $99

Are you looking for something to keep your toes toasty in this cold weather? I found these boots at Gander Mountain. They are on sale for $29.99. They were $99. If you order 2 pair (or just more than $50) you can use the code 10off. So you could get a pair for yourself and one as a gift for $50 and once again shipping is FREE.
Thanks Slickdeals

Smashbox make up sale- 10 color cream liner, lip gloss, and 2 samples for $11.25 shipped!

Do you have any make up lovers on your Christmas list? Well here is a great way to score a high end product for around $10 out of pocket. Smashbox.com is having a sale that you get a Cream liner palette with every purchase. This is a $32 value. Plus with every order they give you a free deluxe size sample and a bonus sample, AND shipping is FREE. You can look under curtain call and get something starting at $10.

I found a lip gloss for $11.25 which is a lot BUT, I get the free 10 color cream liner palette and a photo finish foundation primer in a deluxe and regular sample size with free shipping. That is not a bad deal. You could split it up if you needed to fill some stockings and make it stretch even further.

I have always loved Smashbox, but my days of being able to afford it are long gone, but with this deal I think I may have found something for my stocking this year :)

Thanks It's Hip to Save!

Mens and Womens Mammoth team Crocs for $17.99

Crocs.com has their NFL Mammoth Crocs on sale for $19.99 for adults and $14.99 for children. You can get 10% off using the code UEIMKRKY3ISA. They also have their Mary Janes on sale for $14.99. There is free economy shipping on all orders through December.

I already bought the boys the regular cayman crocs in STEELERS!!! for Christmas or they would be getting these from Santa.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Britax Marathon in Hannah for $149.99 with Free Shipping too

Here's a deal on a really nice car seat from Target. They have the Britax Marathon Convertible Car Seat - Hannah on sale for $149.99 with free shipping. There is also a code to get 10% off A2VBT487. This car seat has great reviews and is normally priced at $269.99

Thanks http://www.thriftynorthwestmom.com/

Friday, December 4, 2009

Looking to decorate a gingerbread house?

These gingerbread houses are a local favorite here in Oregon City. They make and bake and prep and cut and even assemble if you want, and they provide all the candy. Yes I know you can go to Freddy's and buy a kit in a box, but these are fresh, you could actually eat it if you wanted. They are really cute with different designs to choose from. They even have them for Valentine's day and Halloween. They dropped off some cookies for the girls at The UPS Store last year that I was able to try and boy were they good. Especially with that yummy pumpkin dip I made. So if you need a special gift to send that has that locally made feel you could try them out. I just helped the boys make the gingerbread house ornaments tonight and they had a lot of fun. I can't wait to hang them on our Christmas tree.

Okay I see everyone else write these disclaimers so I think maybe I am supposed to also. I was not given anything to write this post. The company does not even know I did this. I did sample some of the cookies given to the local UPS Store last year, but that's it.

Super cute Retro pink play kitchen at Target for $89.99 SHIPPED!

Target.com has a super cute retro pink play kitchen by Kidkraft for $99.99 with free shipping. There is a 10% off code A2VBT487 making it just $89.99. Oh how I wish Allie was older! There is so much cute girl stuff out there this year.

Thanks ThriftyNorthwestMom

Thursday, December 3, 2009

TWO Step2 Cafe Barista play sets for the price of one

Okay this is too cute. I wish Allie was a little older so I could get it for her. I still just might get it and save it :) This is perfect for all those coffee loving mamas out there with little ones who want to be just like them. I have to learn how to copy pictures on here so you can see this but I guess you will just have to click through to the link.

Step2 has two Cafe Barista play sets for the price of one right now while they are running their twelve days of Christmas specials. You have to sign up for their email to get the code but it states they will only email you 12 times with the 12 codes.

The regular price for the set of two is $49.98. Today you can get it for $24.99 plus $7.99 for shipping using the code 241CAFE. This set is listed for $29.99 for ONE at Toys r Us but they are sold out and for $32.55 at Amazon with $9.99 for shipping.

So for $32.00 you could have 2 Christmas presents checked off your list or a birthday present or two.

FREE Christmas songs from Amazon

Amazon has about 20 free Christmas songs you can download right now. You can listen to a portion of them to see which ones fit your style. There is a good variety and should be something for everyone.