OshKosh Girls boots – as low as $13.04 (reg. $39.99)


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Amazon has the super deal on these OshKosh B’Gosh Melody on sale for $13.04 (reg. $39.99). They are available in three colors and in sizes 5 M Toddler through 11 M Little Kid.

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These OshKosh B’Gosh Hadley Boot (Infant/Toddler/Little Kid) are as low as $13.04 (reg. $39.99). The brown and grey are the best price, pink are closer to $16.

Ships FREE with $35 qualifying purchase or with an Amazon Prime membershipAmazon prices can change at anytime.  See other Amazon deals here.

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Enter to win a trip for two to Paris


Enter to win a dream vacation to Paris in the Wherever You Go, Take Oscillo Sweepstakes.

A Grand Prize winner will receive a five-day, four-night trip for two to Paris, France including roundtrip airfare and airport transfers, deluxe hotel accommodations, an afternoon with a Boiron ambassador, including a visit to Le Jardin des Plantes.

Thirteen weekly winners will also be chosen to receive an Oscillo Prize Pack including travel must-haves: one box Oscilococinum 6 dose, signature red Oscillo scarf and an official Oscillo luggage tag.

To enter:

  1. Enter your email here : Wherever You Go, Take Oscillo Sweepstakes.
    You will be signing up for a newletter and additional communication from Boiron with this entry.
  2. Enter daily through March 11, 2015 to increase your chances!

All entrants including the thirteen weekly winners are eligible for the Grand Prize drawing.

This post is sponsored by Boiron. This means that I am compensated for sharing this giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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Winner of Great Wolf Lodge $300 gift card giveaway!


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Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway for a Great Wolf Lodge $300 gift card

The winner is. . .

Congratulations to Melissa with email address mlre…@gmail.com

The random comment selected was, “Thank you for a chance to win, would absolutely love to win this, have been wanting to go to great Wolfe lodge! :)”

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I use a plugin that randomly selects a comment on the post – it’s all completely automated. Here’s a screen shot of the winner selection.

Melissa – if this is your email address and comment – check your email for a note from me about claiming your prize!

I plan to have more giveaways coming up soon. So stay tuned for more fun giveaways!

Thank you to everyone who entered! 

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Rise and Shine March 2 – Downsizing by donation, pantry challenge, lots of Amazon deals


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Rise and Shine is my way of sitting down and having a cup of coffee with you! We talk about the new deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help us save time, money or energy. Published Monday through Friday – as I’m able. 

Good morning! How was your weekend? Ours was great. The weather has been a true joy here in the Northwest lately, hasn’t it?!

Project-Downsize-Updates

This weekend I shared TWO big updates on my Project Downsize progress. The first update was Saturday and I shared my February downsizing totals – earning $2,564 during the month of February selling items from around my house! Then on Sunday, I shared my March plans for downsizing, which includes DONATING items to people in need.  I’m so very excited about our donating items to bless others, while simplifying my living space. We kicked off March by donating a bunch of warm blankets to a local shelter and I wrote about that here. 

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In addition to downsizing in March, our family started our pantry and freezer challenge yesterday! I’ll write more about that later today (hopefully) but essentially I want to eat as much from our stockpile and freezer as possible this month. I do this a couple times a year and it’s a great way to clean out the freezer, keep the stockpile fresh AND save some money by shopping less! Last night we turned some leftover taco meat and stale chips into same amazing nachos – adding shredded cheese (freezer), olives (stockpile), black beans (stockpile) and fresh guacamole and sour cream. I gave the fridge a serious cleaning last night and we’re fully committed to the challenge this month!

I’m starting to get garden guilt. I meant to get seeds in the dirt last week and it didn’t happen. This week, hopefully! Have you planted anything yet? I’d love to hear if you have!

Coupons

Head over here to print your coupons

$1.50 off ONE Pampers Splashers Swim Pant
$0.75 off One (1) GoGo squeeZ Fruit & VeggieZ Item
$1.00 off any four Old Orchard frozen concentrates
$0.75 off ONE Minute Maid Pure Squeezed 59 fl oz
$1.00 off Two (2) Bags of Fruit Vines Bites
$1.50 off any two Crunchmaster crackers or chips
$0.75 off ANY Package of Rosina Meatballs
$0.20 off ONE CUP Liberte Mediterranee yogurt
$1.50 off any TWO (2) TACO BELL Products
$1.00 off any TWO Kashi Cereals
$0.55 off Bridgford Frozen Rolls or Bread Dough
$1.00 off InnovAsian Cuisine & Lemon Grass Kitchen
$1.00 off ANY ONE (1) EAS AdvantEDGE Carb Control
$1.00 off any TWO (2) P3 Portable Protein Packs
$0.75 off (1) Immaculate Baking Co.™ Baking item
$0.50 off any ONE BOX Chex™ cereal listed
$0.50 off (2) Pillsbury™ Crescent Dinner Rolls
$1.00 off any TWO BOXES Cheerios™ cereals listed
$0.75 off any ONE bag of Tyson Chicken Nuggets
$0.50 off ONE BOX Mott’s Fruity Rolls
$0.55 off any two HORMEL Chili products
$0.40 off (2) Pillsbury™ or Grands!™ Sweet Rolls
$0.50 off (2) Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes
$1.00 off any TWO (2) Pictsweet frozen vegetables
$0.40 off SIX CUPS any variety Yoplait Yogurt

Online and Retail Sale

NFL Tough Base the Noise Headphones with Microphone

Groupon has these great NFL Tough Base the Noise Headphones with Microphone on sale for $13.99 ($19.99 value).  There are lots of NFL teams to choose from, including the Seahawks! These are being sold through Groupon Goods and ships FREE with orders of $24.99 or more.  You may combine multiple lower-priced items to reach the $24.99 minimum.

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Quartet Dry-Erase Combination Board, Magnetic – $5.99 (reg. $15.31), BEST price!


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Quartet Dry-Erase Combination Board, Magnetic, 11 x 17 Inches, White Frame 

Amazon has a super price on this Quartet Dry-Erase Combination Board, Magnetic, 11 x 17 Inches, White Frame - on sale for $5.99 (reg. $15.31). This is the BEST price this has been on Amazon.

  • Communicate with impact on this versatile combination cork board and magnetic dry-erase board
  • Convenient 11 x 17 inch size, white frame fits any interior, smooth magnetic white writing surface wipes clean easily
  • Includes dry-erase marker with eraser cap, mounting hardware (self-stick pads and mounting magnets) for easy hanging

Ships FREE with $35 qualifying purchase or with an Amazon Prime membershipAmazon prices can change at anytime.  See other Amazon deals here.

Find it here: Quartet Dry-Erase Combination Board
Magnetic, 11 x 17 Inches, White Frame

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Kenneth Cole Kids Reaction Boots – as low as $14.69 (reg. $48.95)


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Kenneth Cole Kids Reaction Shake N Flake 2 Boot

Amazon has Kenneth Cole Kids Reaction Shake N Flake 2 Boot on sale as low as $14.69 (reg. $48.95).  The brown color boot pictured above is available at this lower price, the black boot is slightly more at $16.29.  Available in sizes 8 Toddler – 12 Little Kid.

  • Manmade
  • Shaft measures approximately 6.5″ from arch
  • Heel measures approximately 0.75″
  • Boot opening measures approximately 10″ around
  • Moto-inspired boot featuring wrap-around straps with two buckle closures
  • Instep zipper
  • Traction outsole

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My daughter has these boots (see pictured above) and we get compliments on them all the time!

Ships FREE with $35 qualifying purchase or with an Amazon Prime membershipAmazon prices can change at anytime. See all Amazon deals posted here

Find it here: Kenneth Cole Kids Reaction Shake N Flake 2 Boot

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Amazon also has these Stride Rite Spider-Man Slip-On Sneaker (Toddler/Little Kid) on sale for $13.88 (reg. $35). These novelty styles are rarely discounted this much! There are currently LOTS of sizes available – sizes 8.5 M toddler through 12.5 M Little Kid. Amazing reviews, especially for kids shoes.

 

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Hurley Juniors Campus Backpack – $13.53 (reg. $45)


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Amazon dropped the price on this Hurley Juniors Campus Backpack, Blaze Pink Kings Road to $13.53 (reg. $45). Great reviews!

Ships FREE with $35 qualifying purchase or with an Amazon Prime membershipAmazon prices can change at anytime.  See other Amazon deals here.

Find it here: Hurley Juniors Campus Backpack

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Project Downsize :: March Goal – Donate items others can use


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Whew! February was a busy month for us in terms of downsizing the items in our house. We sold a LOT of stuff and ended up earning a nice chunk of change from our clutter.  But we still feel like we have too much stuff and so we will continue the downsizing into March - but this month our focus will be on DONATING and giving items away.

If you missed it last month, here is why we are downsizing:

  1. We have plans to move this summer and instead of upgrading to a bigger, better house, we plan to dramatically reduce our square footage. We aren’t being forced to do this – it’s a choice. We want to spend less on our next “home” so that we can focus more on things we love and value – like travel.
  2. I want to own my stuff and not have it own me. Ultimately I only want to keep the items that a.) serve a purpose and b.) that bring me joy.

February Downsize recap:

In February I had a LOFTY goal of earning $2,000 with items we would sell from around the house. I was determined to simplify our living space and blew that goal out of the water, earning nearly $2,564.03 from things we had sitting around house!

See those updates here:

Week 1 update here – earned $548.16
Week 2 update here – earned $1,283.47
Week 3 update here – earned $432.40
Week 4 update hereearned $300.00

MARCH Downsize by Donation focus:

Although I’ll continue to sell things and report on my earnings, this month my downsizing GOAL is not monetary, my March downsizing goal is to GIVE away items to those who could use them – at least one load/gift/donation a week. I’m not sure entirely how this will shake out, but I will report back each Sunday on what I gave away and where it went. We live in a country where blessings abound but there are still real needs in our communities. I hope to simplify my life, while blessing others.

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And I’m so excited to share that I’ve already started on my March progress. This week our local Emergency Overnight Shelter put out a desperate plea for more blankets.  So this weekend we donated a huge pile of quilts and blankets.

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This donation was bittersweet (sort of like selling the crib) because many of the blankets were made by mom – who is a quilter by profession and has gifted us with dozens of her masterpieces over the years.  I even donated a quilt I made when I was just 16 years old – one of the very first quilts I ever stitched together (the red/white one with teddy bears, circa 1996). But if I’m being honest with myself, we have too many blankets in our home, more than we could ever possibly use – we have so many, that most of these blankets and quilts have been in the attic for the last 5 years being “saved” for another day.

Although it’s hard to part with things I’m emotionally attached to – it seems a bit ridiculous to keep them in our warm house, stored away for another day, when people in my community can use them for warmth TODAY. So as you read this, they are keeping others warm, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the choice to donate them. My heart is full, because they are being used and appreciated, and I know that is what they were made for.

Check back next Sunday for my first update.

If you’re joining me for Project Downsize – I’d love to hear what you got rid of this week! Pick a goal for this week and share it here, please!

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Ball Color 6-Pack Lids and Bands, Blue – $2.50 (reg. $5.29), add-on item, BEST price


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Call all you canners – this looks like a great deal on these Ball Color 6-Pack Lids and Bands, Blue – on sale for $2.50 (reg. $5.29). These are an add-on item, so they’ll ship FREE with an order of $25 or more if you have Prime, $35 to get Super Saver Shipping. This is the BEST price they’ve been on Amazon!

  • Ball Regular Mouth Lids with Bands for preserving fit all regular mouth glass preserving jars
  • Seal in the freshness and enjoy freshly made foods tonight or tomorrow
  • Includes 6 lids with bands
  • Made in USA
  • Lids are for one-time use only; Bands can be reused

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And the Ball Jar Ball Heritage Collection Pint Jars with Lids and Bands, Purple, Set of 6 is currently on sale for $10.99, this is the BEST price we’ve seen so far!  The Green Heritage Collection Pint Jars are currently also $10.99 and Blue Hertitage Collection Pint Jars often drop down to this price as well.  We use these for drinking glasses in our home.

Ships FREE with $35 qualifying purchase or with an Amazon Prime membershipAmazon prices can change at anytime.  See other Amazon deals here.

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Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, 240 Count Value Pack – as low as $5.93 shipped (just $1.98 per canister)


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Lysol Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack

Amazon has Lysol Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Lemon and Lime Blossom, 240 Count on sale for $9.97.  This is the BEST price they have been on Amazon.  You can get them for $9.47 with Subscribe and Save (5% discount).  Be sure to clip the coupon for 30% off your first subscription of these wipes, making your price just $6.63!  This is for 3 the BIG canisters – 80 wipes per canister.

  • Kills cold and flu viruses
  • Removes more than 95% of allergens
  • Kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria
  • Proven to eliminate tough odors

And it’s even BETTER when you have 5+ Subscribe and Save orders you’ll save 15% on your order meaning after 30% off coupon you’ll pay just $5.93 – that’s like getting them for $1.93 per canister!

If you opt for subscribe and save, here’s how it works – Instead of clicking “add to cart” you will want to select “subscribe and save.” You are opting to receive an item in regular shipments – as often as monthly or every 6 months! Subscribe and save items can be canceled at any time with no fees. You can manage your subscribe and save options by going to Amazon and click on Your Account –>Your Subscribe and Save orders. You can cancel or change your subscriptions.

Amazon prices can change at anytime. This price was valid as of publishing time.

Find it here: Lysol Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Lemon and Lime Blossom, 240 Count

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Project Downsize :: February Update – Week 4


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If you missed it, on February 1 – FOUR weeks ago, I launched Project Downsize with the purpose to get rid of as much stuff as possible in my home – to remove clutter, to simplify our lives.

I’m doing this for two reasons:

  1. We have plans to move this summer and instead of upgrading to a bigger, better house, we plan to dramatically reduce our square footage. We aren’t being forced to do this – it’s a choice. We want to spend less on our next “home” so that we can focus more on things we love and value – like travel.
  2. I want to own my stuff and not have it own me. Ultimately I only want to keep the items that a.) serve a purpose and b.) that bring me joy.

I set a very LOFTY February goal is to earn $2,000 in February selling items in my home on Amazon, eBay and Craigslist. After the first three weeks I had earned $2,264.03 from selling items from around my house.

Week 1 update here – earned $548.16
Week 2 update here – earned $1,283.47
Week 3 update here – earned $432.40

Week 4 was good, but things were a bit slower in terms of posting and having people buy items.

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Rachael Ray Stoneware 18-Ounce Mini Round “Souped Up” Bowl Casserole – $8.49 (reg. $24.99), BEST price


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Amazon dropped the price on this Rachael Ray Stoneware 18-Ounce Mini Round “Souped Up” Bowl Casserole, Red to $8.49  (reg. $24.99). This is the BEST price it’s been on Amazon.

  • Multiple Use Stoneware – Dishwasher, microwave, freezer safe and oven safe to 500-Degree F for convenience and versatility; The glazed interior is nonporous so foods won’t interact
  • Contemporary Design – Contemporary, playful shape in a vibrant and fun color goes directly from oven to table; The handy lid keeps your food warm so it’s ready when you are
  • Wide Handles – Extra wide handle holes allow you to get a good grip from any angle
  • Perfect Size – This 18-Ounce bowl adds a personal touch to your meal for you or your guest
  • Dishwasher, microwave, freezer safe and oven safe to 500 degrees F

Ships FREE with $35 qualifying purchase or with an Amazon Prime membershipAmazon prices can change at anytime.  See other Amazon deals here.

Find it here: Rachael Ray Stoneware 18-Ounce Mini
Round “Souped Up” Bowl Casserole, Red

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