Monday, October 24, 2016

Amazon: LEGO Friends Heartlake Riding Club kit for just $43.88 (lowest price)!

You can get this LEGO Friends Heartlake Riding Club Building Kit marked down to just $43.88 shipped , which is the lowest recorded price for this on Amazon!!

Stock up now for Christmas!

Amazon: Free Kindle Edition of "Life Creative" book!

Amazon has the Kindle edition of the Life Creative eBook available to download for FREE right now.

This book is regularly priced at $14.99 and gets great reviews.

I love Wendy Speake!

(thanks, Susie!)

*HOT* CVS Photo: Get an 11x14 Photo Canvas for just $3.59! HURRY!

UPDATE: CVS site is experiencing difficulties... maybe check back later.

WHAT?!?! This is a HOT deal-- ACT FAST because it may not last long!

You can get an 11×14 photo canvas for just $3.59 at CVS when you stack several coupon codes.

Here’s how to get this deal:

Go to CVS Photo and create your 11×14 canvas.
Use the following coupon codes:

Select in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs.

Would make a GREAT Christmas gift!!

(Thanks, SwagGrabber!)

Fun (and mostly free) Fall activites for your Family

It's that time of year- the air is turning crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and the days are getting shorter. Are you wanting to take advantage of the beautiful Fall weather before winter comes roaring in? Here are some Fun (and mostly free) Fall activities to try:

1) Go apple picking! Visit an apple orchard and pick some apples. Then you can use these to make a whole bunch of yummy treats:

Apple Crisps (we made these last week and couldn't stop eating them): Core apples (and peel if you desire) and cut into thin slices. Place them on a baking sheet and cook at 250 degrees for one hour. They'll be a little bit crunchy and a little bit chewy- a mix between dried fruit and a fruit snack!

Apple pie: You'll need:
2 9-inch pie crusts (one for the top crust, one for the bottom crust)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash of salt
2 tablespoons butter
6 cups thinly sliced and cored apple

1. Preheat oven to 425F.
2.  Mix sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, and salt. Stir in the apples.
3. Place into pie crust, dot with butter. Cover with top crust, and slit evenly to let steam escape. Seal the top crust to the bottom by pinching the edges together.
3. Cover edge of the crust with a three inch strip of aluminum foil.
4. Bake 40-50 minutes, until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through top.

Caramel Apples: Place 6 apples in the fridge overnight. Push craft sticks into the tops. You'll need to melt 1 package (14 oz) of individually wrapped caramels with 2 Tablespoons Milk in the microwave. Heat in the microwave for 2 minutes, stirring once. Allow to cool a bit. Then, dip and twirl the apples in the caramel sauce until coated. You can also top with nuts, Oreos pieces, sprinkles, graham cracker pieces, etc. Place on wax paper or buttered baking sheet to set. You could also place them back in the fridge to set.

2) Go on a hike: Visit a local state park or your city's walking trail. Look for pinecones to use to make a craft- you can turn them into Christmas ornaments with a little glitter glue or place in a large bowl for a pretty display.

3) Rake the leaves and play: You can have a jumping contest (parents- you can play too!) and then use the leaves to make your own scarecrow! Use an old shirt, sweats, pantyhose for the face, and stick for arms, and a hat to create your own lawn decor!

4) Have a picnic and game night: Now that it isn't as hot, take dinner outside and enjoy the cooler weather. Pack a picnic dinner and bring a game with you- frisbee, a board game, charades, etc.

5) Make Leaf Art: Go for a walk and find some colorful leaves. Then turn them into artwork you can display in your house. Go here to read how to do this.

6) Go the the Cider Mill: We have a few in our area, but our favorite has free admission, a free small petting farm, and lots of photo ops. You can pay a small price for a wagon ride, but this is a great way to spend some time outside with your family.

7) Have a bonfire: This may be your last chance until next summer. Roast hot dogs and s'mores over the fire. If you don't have a fire pit, ask a friend who does if you can use theirs (and share the goodies with them.)

8) Visit your neighbors. I love to bake in the fall, and most of my favorite recipes make more than enough for us. Make a big batch of banana bread, pumpkin muffins, or lasagna, and take some to your neighbors. If you're like me, you won't see as much of them in the winter as you did in the summer!
You could also visit the elderly at a nursing home or some shut in's from your church.

9) Go to a game: Now that school is back in session, go see a local high school football game, soccer match, or volleyball game. Root for your home team and then treat yourself to some yummy hot chocolate after the game!

10) Squeeze in some summer fun: Did you not get something checked off your summer "things to do" list? A trip to the zoo would be less crowded now. Some museums offer discounted rates on certain days. Your local Parks and Rec department probably offers some neat classes or fall events for free or cheap. If you never made it to the beach, you could still go in the fall. The weather may be too cool to swim, but you can collect shells and build castles. Ask your family what one thing they wished you had done over the summer and try to get it done this fall!

What are your ideas for frugal fun fall family activities?

Michael's: 20% off Halloween Sale Items!

Here is a HOT Coupon!

You can print a coupon for 20% OFF Halloween Floral and Decor sale items at Michaels.

If you're shopping online, use code HALLOWN16SH at checkout.

Just click the image above to print your coupon!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Amazon: American Girl Inspired 5-pack outfits for just $20! (make each one only $4!)

If you have an American Girl Fan, check out this deal!

Amazon has 5-pack sets of American Girl Inspired Doll Outfits for just $19.99 each. 

Choose from the following sets:

These get great reviews too!

That makes each one just $4 per outfit! Makes a great Christmas gift!

Free Medium Slurpee at 7-Eleven with Text!

You can text SIXFLAGS to 711711 to receive a mobile coupon valid for a FREE Medium Slurpee (expires 12/31/16).

Not valid in Hawaii or with any other discount or coupon.

Scripture Sunday: Being a Christian is like Being a Pumpkin!

If you'd like to print this, go HERE.

HOT! New Amazon Prints service- Prime members get 50 FREE 4x6 Prints, plus free shipping!

UPDATE: Amazon Prime members can get 50 FREE 4×6 Photo Prints with FREE Shipping whenever you use promo code OCT50PRINTS at checkout!

Amazon has a NEW service called Amazon Prints! It's a photo printing service for Amazon Prime Members or Amazon Drive Customers!

You can order high quality and affordable prints of digital photos delivered right to your door!! I love that!

They are offering all Prime members 50 FREE 4×6 Photo Prints with FREE Shipping with code BABY50FREEPRINTS at checkout!

Just scroll down and click "get started" and sign into your existing Amazon Prime account. Then upload your photos to Amazon Drive, add 50 4×6 prints to your cart, and then enter promo code BABY50FREEPRINTS at check out. You'll get 50 free prints, shipped for free!

If you're not a member, scroll down and click on the 30 Day Free Trial if you want to try it out and also get the 50 free prints!

This is a limited time offer, so don't delay!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Amazon: Sound InTone On-Ear Lightweight Headphones for only $8.99!

Amazon has these Sound Intone On-Ear Lightweight Stereo Headphones (for both Kids or Adults Earphones) for just $8.99 (regularly $28.68). Just use promo code XRQ29DZ4 at checkout to get the $8.99 price.

Choose from kids or adult sizes and lots of fun colors!

Easy Math Game to practice addition and place value! Use household toys, like UNO and Lincoln Logs or Legos and Beads!

Here is a fun game we used today to practice place value, adding up to tens, and adding in our head.

All you need is:

* A Deck of Cards with the numbers 1-9 and a "wild" card for 10. (We used UNO cards, but you could also use a regular deck if you use the Ace to represent one and a King to represent 10)

* Playing Pieces to represent groups of TENS and ONES (We used Lincoln Log pieces: The large logs are 10 and the singles are one. In the past we've also played this game used LEGO pieces, pretzels (tens) and marshmallows or Cheerios (ones), single beads and sets of 10 beads on a string, etc.)

Here's how to play:

  1. Place the objects representing groups of TENS and ONES in the middle of the playing area.
  2. Shuffle the cards.
  3. Each player takes a turn choosing a card from the middle deck.
  4. The player then shows their number by placing the correct number of tens or ones in front of them using Lincoln Logs
  5. On the players next turn, they add the new number they drew from the deck to the number in front of them and change their playing pieces to show the new total number.
  6. The first player to reach 100, wins!

(In the picture above, my total number from adding all my drawn cards was 55-- 5 sets of 10 and 5 ones)

You could also adapt this game to challenge older kids as well. You could have players draw 2 cards to represent a 2 digit number (a 2 and a 5 would be 25) or draw 3 cards to represent a 3 digit number (a 2 and 5 and a 3 would be 253). In this version, the first player to reach 1,000 could win, or the person with the highest number after 10 rounds would win. You would need more playing pieces to represent ones, tens, and one hundreds, but this would definitely be a more challenging version to add three digit numbers in one's head!

Pumpkin Seeds Math Game!

Here is an easy Pumpkin Math game I've used with my kids! It's perfect for this time of year when we'll be carving pumpkins!

Just use a piece of paper or felt and cut out a pumpkin shape. Add the Addition and Equals signs to one side and the Minus and Equals signs to the other.

Using some pumpkin seeds (or make your own with papers, felt, foam, etc), place a number of seeds on the top and bottom of the math equation.

Your preschooler can count up the pumpkin seeds and use them to solve the problem.

Doing math is always easier for little ones when you have manipulatives to use to help them count!

You can do this with older kids to and do multiplication and division problems!

Free "You've Been Boo-ed" Halloween Printable!

Here's a fun and FREE printable for you!

We love to "Boo" people during Halloween. I use this printable, rolled up and tied with an orange ribbon, with a pumpkin and a bucket of treats and leave it on a friend's doorstep! The girls love to ring the door bell and RUN to the car!

Sometimes Halloween can be a scary time for little kids. I know my oldest two didn't love the spooky aspects of Halloween when they were younger... in fact, they still don't. So this printable is a fun reminder that Halloween can still be fun even when it's not spooky or scary.

GO HERE to print!


Free sample Farmina Cat or Dog food!

You can request a FREE Farmina Pet Foods Natural & Delicious Dog OR Cat Food Sample!

Allow 1-2 weeks for your sample to arrive.

You can request one sample for each dog or cat that you have!

(Thanks, Free Stuff Times!)

Friday, October 21, 2016

JCP: Free $10 coupons (or $20 or $100) today and tomorrow, in stores, while supplies last!

JCPenneyJCPenney is giving away free coupons again!

Today and tomorrow, while supplies last, you can visit your local JCPenney store for a coupon valid for $10 off a $10+ purchase, $20 off a $20+ purchase OR $100 off a $100+ purchase!

Go here for more details.
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