Dr Seuss Star-Belly Sneetch Cupcakes


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Dr Seuss Star-Belly Sneetch Cupcakes The Star-Belly Sneetches is one of my favorite Dr Seuss stories! When I was shopping for the ingredients for the Star-Belly Sneetch cupcakes for some reason I thought the stars were yellow, so I picked out a Star Fruit and thought I was ready to go. At the last minute when I was frosting the cupcakes I realized their bellies were yellow, but the stars were green. So what’s a Mom to do when I mess up? Improvise! I took a tiny dab of green food coloring a … [Read more...]

Dr Seuss Kabobs and Green Eggs & Ham


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Dr Seuss Kabobs and Green Eggs & Ham With Dr. Seuss’s 11th birthday coming up on Monday, my son and I, along with my nieces and nephews, got together and made some “Seuss inspired” party foods! These are pretty simple and don’t require a lot of work, but are fun and tasty too. Make Dr Seuss proud with party foods in his honor! Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat Kabob Ingredients: Kabob Sticks (skewers) Cherry or Grape Tomatoes White Cheese (we used mozzarella) Directions: If you … [Read more...]

Photographing Children – Tips for Capturing the Kids


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Photographing Children Tips One of my passions is photography. When I look through a camera, I can see the finished portrait in my head. I love the composition and framing aspect, but mostly I love photographing children and people. As a Mom myself, I know how important it is to capture and preserve as many memories and special moments of our kids that we can! As a photographer, I often get asked on tips for taking pictures of kids. I have put together some tips and suggestions on taking … [Read more...]

Saving Money On Your Heating Bill – Tips to Help


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Saving Money On Your Heating Bill If you haven’t accepted it yet, winter is here. As I sit and write this article, the current temperature is -11 and it feels like -37 here in Indiana and we have over a foot of snow! Mother Nature sure knows how to put a stop to things real fast when she wants too. Living in Indiana all of my life you would think I would get used to the winters here. I think I just dislike the cold more every year. Haha! Every winter my husband and I purchase plastic to go … [Read more...]

Tips For Saving At An Amusement Park


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Summer is the most popular time for going on vacation. While going on vacation can be fun, it can also be stressful if not planned ahead of time. Below are some ways to take some of the financial stress away and save some money while planning your trip to an amusement park/zoo. Planning Ahead for The Trip If you have decided you are going to go on a Summer Getaway to an amusement park, zoo, or water-park now is the time to start saving! Have a separate account or envelope specified only for … [Read more...]

Kids Summer Activities Part 2-Fun In Your Community


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Finding Kids Summer Activities to do outside of our homes doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Below are some ideas for finding Summer Fun in our local communities. Kids Summer Activities In Your Community Local Small Businesses-Our neighboring city is home to the South Bend Chocolate Factory. For a small fee they offer tours of the factory, complete with samples of chocolate after. Try calling a local business like a Dairy Queen or ice cream shop and ask about a tour or a field-trip … [Read more...]

Kids Summer Activities Part 1-The Summer Fun House


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It's not too soon to think about how we are going to keep the kiddos busy this Summer! The days are getting longer, and the kids are starting to get outside and play more! A sure sign that warmer weather is on the way! After the winter that we have had in Indiana, it's a welcome change! With Spring activities starting up and end of the school year activities on the horizon, you probably haven't even given any thought to the question,"what are we going to do all summer?" Or "how will I keep … [Read more...]

Kids Valentines Party-Dollar Store Style


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Throwing a kids valentines party doesn't have to be expensive.  I put together one every year for the kiddos in my family. The majority of the party items came from the Dollar Tree or Target's Dollar Spot. I did purchase a few things that were in the $2.00-$4.00 range, but only a few.  I decided to have the kids over on a Friday night, so I made a big batch of spaghetti up too. That way they had dinner before having some valentine goodies! Kids Valentines Party Decorations that I used All of … [Read more...]

FREE Ghirardelli Chocolate at Rite Aid!


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  Another HOT FREEBIE Alert! Run over to nearest Rite Aid to grab FREE Ghirardelli bags of chocolate! I mean, who doesn't love FREE chocolate and don't even get me started on the Rasberry Ghirardelli! Yum!!! Check out all of the details below and then head over to score your own FREE chocolate! These make wonderful gifts too-that's if you're not keeping them all to yourself! Ghirardelli Chocolate-$2.99 (Bags-4.12-5.32 oz) Use 1-$2/1 Ghirardelli Squares coupon Receive a $1 +Up … [Read more...]

Kellogg’s Family Rewards-New Coupons, and FREEBIES!


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NEW Coupons Sign into your Kellogg's Family rewards account to clip some new coupons from Kellogg's. In my latest email from them, I received coupons for Kellogg's Cereal, Pop Tarts, and Eggo and Kellogg's fruit snacks products! Be sure and check the website when you sign in to look for MORE coupons! Just look under the "coupons tab." Not a member with Kellogg's Family rewards?  Just click the banner above to sign up for your FREE account! Earn rewards and get access to even more benefits … [Read more...]

Bath and Body Works FREE Item Coupon!


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Here's an update to the post I wrote a couple of days ago on how to score the best deals at Bath and Body Works on Black Friday! Bath and Body has released a new coupon for one FREE item with a $10 purchase, up to a $13 value! Grab this coupon and hold until Black Friday!! Last year they had the Buy 3 Get 3 promotion during Black Friday. Some great deals are about to happen!! Bath and Body Works-FREE Item with purchase of $10 To grab this coupon click >>>>Bath and Body Works … [Read more...]

New Meijer Mperks Offers-Plus Save on Axe and Coffeemate


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HOT Deal On Axe Gift Sets Right Now!! Buy (2) Axe Gift Set (price drop) - $7.99 Head on over to Meijer to grab a deal on these Axe Gift Sets! Don't forget that Meijer recently clarified their coupon policy to accept Target store coupons! use 2-$3/1 any Axe Gift Pack printable and use (1) $2/2 Axe Products (Target) printable coupon Final Price $3.99 each! Half Off! HOT Coffemate Creamer-Just $0.34 each Starting Sunday 11/24! Purchase 3-Coffee-mate Creamer 16oz – … [Read more...]

How To Shop Bath and Body Works on Black Friday


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I absolutely love Bath and Body Works, but I usually only shop there twice a year-during their semi-annual sales. Last year I stumbled upon something I never knew: Bath and Body Works lets you stack multiple coupons on one day only-BLACK FRIDAY! Yes you read that right-you can use multiple coupons together in the same transaction on Black Friday! There a couple things to note while preparing your lists and coupons: How To Stack Coupons At Bath and Body Works-Black Friday ONLY You may use … [Read more...]

Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season!


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With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season approaching full swing we have put together some ideas for giving this season. Before we get wrapped up in the crazy shopping frenzies, baking marathons, and holiday parties, lets take some time to remember those people who find themselves less fortunate than us. Giving is wonderful and needed everyday of the year, but during the holidays it can lift spirits even more. The people that need help may be your neighbor, a friend of your child’s, a … [Read more...]

CHEAP Ziploc Holiday Bags PLUS Container Deals!


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Head over to Meijer to score these HOT deals on Ziploc holiday container and holiday freezer/sandwich bags! Ziploc Storage Bags, Freezer Bags and Containers are  20% off this week-PLUS there is a Catalina promotion going on right now at Meijer for $1.00 when you buy three Ziploc Food Storage Items (through 11/30). Don't forget Meijer recently changed their coupon policy to be more clear on competitor coupons! We can now use Target store coupons at Meijer! Check out all the details below, then … [Read more...]

Toys R Us Ultimate Wish List In Store Event-Saturday 11/16/13


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Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Head out to your local Toys R Us store for the Ultimate Wish Saturday tomorrow 11/16/2013! Your kids can put together their Ultimate Holiday Wish List while in the store! This way Santa has a good idea on what the little ones are dreaming for this year! During this Toys R Us in store event the kids can participate in FREE activities and giveaways! Toys R Us is also giving a way a $100 gift card, so get to the store by 1pm local time for a … [Read more...]

Fall Pumpkin Dip


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I set out to make something new this Fall and boy did I hit the jackpot! This delicious Fall Dip is just a few ingredients, so simple to make, and oh so delicious! I served it with apples and graham crackers. My favorite of the two was eating it on the graham crackers. It's almost addicting! Serve it at Thanksgiving and don't be surprised at how fast it disappears!! Fall Pumpkin Dip Ingredients Needed 16 ounces of cool whip 3 small boxes of instant vanilla pudding (dry mix, don't make … [Read more...]

Kroger Mega Sale Shopping Trip-Savings of 53%!!


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I headed out to Kroger tonight to take advantage of their Mega Sales Event! I was able to get items at my stock up prices and score some great deals! Check out the details below! Kroger Mega Sale Shopping Trip-Items Purchased! *All items except the milk were part of the buy 10 get $5.00 instantly ($0.50 off each item) **All prices listed were the SALE prices at the time of purchase 10 Bottles All Detergent-$2.99 ea $0.50 Mega sale discount 5-All $2/2 All Detergent Products … [Read more...]

Meijer 2 Day Matchup 11/8-11/9


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Meijer Matchups with coupons Here is this week's Meijer matchup. Get the best deals by combining weekly sale items with available coupons, and even better deals when you stack with Meijer Mperks store coupons. Remember prices can vary by zip code. Head over to Meijer's website and sign up for Mperks. Maximize your savings, get exclusive Meijer discounts/promotions and even earn rewards! (It's free to join) The Meijer weekly ad can also be viewed online. About Mperks  Enjoy simple savings … [Read more...]

New Meijer Mperks Offers-50% Off!!


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Meijer Mperks Offers-Veterans Day ONLY (11/11/2013) 50% off Item in Trend Jewelry 50% off 1 Item in Watches 50% off 1 Kids Sleepwear 50% off 1 Men's cold weather accessories, excludes clearance 50% off 1 Men's Winter Jackets. Excludes clearance and workwear. 50% off 1 Women's Cold Weather Accessory 50% off 1 Women's Outerwear 50% off EACH Women's Sleepwear. Excludes Clearance $5 off EACH Women's or Kid's Rainboots, Excludes Clearance.(this one is good through Nov. … [Read more...]