Rise and Shine January 27 – Spring or winter?! MUK LUKs, Babies R Us Trade In, Kate Spade, Logitech, more


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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. 

How’s it going this morning? I hope you’re week is off to a good start. I know some areas of the country are freezing – when I talked to my sister in Fairbanks, Alaska yesterday she said it was 31 below zero. Boo. And I know my East Coast friends are being bombarded by a nasty snow storm. Be safe and stay warm!

Happy-Chickens-January-spring-dayMy backyard from my kitchen window. Chickens looking for grubs in the yard.

Yesterday here in the Northwest it felt like SPRING – we had a balmy 60+ degrees and sunshine . .  .sweet sunshine. My chickens were happy and so was I – what a difference a little Vitamin D makes. The nice weather made me realize I can’t find my sunglasses. Typical. That’s what happens when I don’t need them for weeks. ;) What’s the weather like where you’re at?

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If you want to come to Washington to warm up, Alaska Airlines is offering 12% off all flights in and out of Washington state with code GORUSSELL for travel between February 12 – March 18, 2015. There are some restrictions, but worth checking if you’ve been waiting for an airfare deal!

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I’m going to be closing my little ole survey this afternoon – probably around 4 p.m. PST – so if you haven’t take the survey yet, I’d love your input! The feedback you provide will help me make decisions for blog post content this year. Your answers are confidential – but if you opt to include your email address and name – you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card, I’m giving away FOUR of them! Read my full post about the survey here.

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$3.25 off 2 Robitussin adult or children product
$1.25 off Robitussin adult or children’s product
$3.00 off any TWO (2) Jergens Moisturizers
$1.00 off (1) PEDIGREE Dry Food for Dogs

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6pm.com has some great deals on Women’s MUK LUKS right now – prices as low as $13.99 (reg. $40+)!  6pm.com always offers FREE Shipping.

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Rise and Shine January 26 – Star Wars Monopoly, Kroger sale, Amazon FireTV, LEGO sets, more


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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. 

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Good morning! How was your weekend? Hope it was good. My daughter and husband had a father/daughter date on Saturday morning. My son and I stayed home and played Star Wars Monopoly – thanks to a great deal we found at Goodwill Friday night – just $3.99! My 7-year-old son was so excited. He LOVES Monopoly and we play many times a week – but to have a Star Wars edition – this was just EPIC, as he would say:) Have you found any secondhand bargains lately? I’d love to hear about them!

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Saturday afternoon I made a trip to my local QFC grocery store. For those of you in other areas of the country – this is a Kroger-family store. They are having a fantastic sale this week! I shared some of the deals I found here – we are definitely stocked up for awhile in terms of easy frozen meals, cheese and pasta!

Soup-Sandwiches-for-dinnerMy daughter, enjoying her soup (she’s behind there somewhere!) and sandwich.

One of my favorite deals from QFC was Organic Prairie Smoked turkey meat on sale for $1.99 – thanks to a manager markdown. The sell by date was a couple days out – so we frozen two of the three packages. But for dinner Saturday night I made turkey sandwiches with Tillamok cheddar, avocado, tomatoes, pickles, mustard. Served with leftover soup . . . they were delicious and so SIMPLE. Sometimes I need to be remember myself that I don’t necessarily need to “cook” something for dinner – sometimes simpler is better!

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And speaking of good deals – last Friday I stopped by a local produce stand to pick up some fresh food. Granny Smith apples were $0.59/lb, Fuji were $0.79/lb, limes $0.20, avocados $0.75 and peppers $1.99/lb. I got everything pictured above (top frame) for around $9. This was George and Son’s produce in Olympia, Washington. But I recommend looking for similar stands in whatever community you live – you might find the prices are more competitive than the grocery store. These can also be great places to get marked down produce (like juicing apples for $0.49/lb) and if you happen to have backyard chickens you can always ask if they have any produce they want to get rid of or plan to throw away that you can feed to your feathered friends. Worth asking. :)

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Thank you to everyone who has completed my little ole survey – the feedback you provide will help me make decisions for blog post content this year. Your answers are confidential – but if you opt to include your email address and name – you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card, I’m giving away FOUR of them! Read my full post about the survey here.

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Rise and Shine January 23 – Reader survey (win $50 Amazon gift card), Avon, Philosophy, Puzzles 50% off and more. . .


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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! TGIF! I am having a major case of the “oh look at that shiny thing. . .” this morning. That’s when I get distracted at every shiny thing I see instead of focusing on my Rise and Shine (the shiny thing I should be focused on).  You know it all started with a funny Facebook video (tell me you’ve seen the NFL lip-reading video for 2015) and then I move on to an urgent email, a salivating Pinterest recipe, a phone call, a coffee break, a text message. . . you get the idea. I. am. all. over. the. place. this morning. Please tell me I’m not the only one this happens to!?

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So, dear friend, let’s talk. I am trying to sketch out what 2015 should look like as far as the Queen Bee site goes. My number one compass over the years – and this hasn’t ever changed is – does this benefit my readers? If so – let’s do it. If not – no way! To make sure I’m answering this question correctly – I want to hear from you directly. I want to hear about what benefits you most. And I want to hear how I can help you more. This site is as much yours as it is mine – so please take a few minutes to fill out this survey and share your thoughts and ideas about how I can serve you better (if you want, read my full post about the survey here).

Your answers on the survey are confidential. But if you’d like, you can enter your name and email at the end of the survey and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. I’m giving away FOUR (4) $50 Amazon gift cards (awarded randomly) – because this survey is important to me and I value your time.

And to all of you who completed the survey yesterday – THANK YOU – I really appreciate it. I hired a consultant to help me run the survey – to make sure I didn’t screw it up – and she is so impressed with the number of responses we’ve already received. Even though I can’t take any credit for the responses we received yesterday – I admittedly did feel like a proud mom – like, yep, that’s because my readers rock. :)

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$3.00 off any one 11oz. Waggin’ Train Dog Treats
$3.00 off one 25 oz Purina Beggin’ Dog Treats

This Sunday we should get four coupon inserts – two Red Plum, one Smart Source and one P&G. Here’s a sneak peak of just SOME of the coupons you should see.

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Rise and Shine January 22 – Toys R Us saving tip, iPhone cell phone cases, LEGO sets, more


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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. 

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Good morning! Yesterday I kept my son home from school because he had a slight fever and was up a lot of the night before with a cough and I wanted him to rest. After we took his sister to preschool, we stopped into Toys R Us, because I’m rarely on that side of town with him – and he had Christmas money to spend.  He picked out two boxes of football cards – priced about $24 each. I used my Amazon iPhone app to scan the barcodes and price check them on Amazon. I found the same sets for $19.50 and $15.50 – and did you know Toys R Us price matches Amazon?! That’s right – I asked the cashier to price match the two boxes of baseball cards to the current Amazon prices – she checked them on the computer at customer service – and my son saved nearly $15 (plus tax) by price matching to Amazon! The items need to be sold and shipped by Amazon and be an exact match – at the time of purchase – to price match. Target will also price match Amazon prices under the same guidelines. Do you know other stores that will price match like this? I’d love to hear!

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And on a completely random note – as we were leaving, my son asked to play this claw/toy game in the front of the store. We usually don’t play these – because it’s a great way to lose your money. But I noticed the one at Toys R Us – is play until you win! I haven’t seen these before. So he put in one of his dollars and didn’t get anything the first grab. On the second grab – he got three toys. They aren’t the fanciest toys – but he was so thrilled with himself. He couldn’t wait to give the tiny dolphin plush to his little sister. Have you seen these play until you win games before?

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And while you’re still humoring me – I’ll also share that Toys R Us is having a big clearance blast sale. From my initial glances the prices aren’t that impressive. They generally keep dropping the prices on these until real clearance prices – so if you’re patient, you’ll find some good deals. I did see some LEGO sets on sale 20-30% off, which is sometimes the best you’ll find, so you might want to check those out if you’re in the market. Remember to price compare to Amazon!! 

Once we got home I helped my little guy alphabetize his football cards and get them organized in a binder (he was so thrilled!), we watched a movie and caught up on some rest. There are so many bugs going around right now – hope you’re all staying healthy!

Hummingbird-Nectar-Recipe-FoodYesterday I posted a recipe for Homemade Hummingbird Nectar - I have used this recipe for years and the birds love it!

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Rise and Shine January 21 – Snap Circuits love, NFL hats, Shutterfly discount, more


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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’s it going today? Yesterday was a big catch-up day for me – I had a full inbox, a pile of mail to go through and a long to-do list. Some days are just like that. :)

Snap-Circuit-JuniorMy son followed the easy steps in the set and created a full circuit – when he flipped the switch, the light came on! He was so excited. 

When my son got home from school yesterday afternoon we tried out his Elenco Electronic Snap Circuits, Jr. Kit that he got for Christmas from my sister. I don’t know why we waited so long to open the box – it was so easy to follow and so much fun! He played with it for more than an hour – setting up different circuits – some with lights, some with fans, some with music, some with other sounds. . . all easy enough to follow but still complex enough that we had great conversations about why and how they worked. One circuit experiment in the instructional booklet has you close the circuit with various things around the house – why did a paper clip work but a paper clip didn’t? Good stuff. Would definitely recommend this set to others! My son is 7-years-old and it seemed very age appropriate!

For dinner last night we had roasted butternut squash (cubed) – served hot over arugula and spinach, sprinkled with feta cheese and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. I’ve been roasting a lot of veggies this winter and I love how easy, healthy and flavorful it is!  Tonight I think we’ll have chicken of some kind – how’s that for planning ahead? What’s on your menu plan this week?

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$1.00 off any ONE (1) Campbell’s Go™ Soup
$0.50 off ONE Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking
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$1.00 off FIVE (5) Campbell’s Condensed soups
$0.50 off any one (1) Carefree Product
Buy 1 bag of Purina Dog Chow Dog Food, Get 1 Free

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Nordstrom – Nordstrom has a great selection of NFL and MLB hats 50% off with prices starting at $9.99 (reg. $22.99 and up).  Great selection of teams and styles.  Nordstrom always offers FREE shipping and FREE returns.

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If you’ve been waiting for a discount on the Great Wolf Lodge – it’s back on Groupon!   See all Great Wolf Lodge offers here – discounts available nationwide. Prices vary by location and the type of package that you select. For those of you in Washington, here is a discount for the Great Wolf Lodge – Grand Mound locationYou can choose from four options for the Grand Mound, Washington – as low as $179/night, with a two-night minimum. See all Grand Mound options here.

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Shutterfly has 40% off sitewide today only with code LUV40 at checkout. This includes photo books, home decor, cards and stationary, photo gifts and more. Shop Shutterfly here.

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Rise and Shine January 20 – Frugal group travel, Great Wolf Lodge discount, Columbia Women’s vest, more


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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. 

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Good morning, friends! How was your weekend? We spent the weekend at the beach with our best friends in the world. We have done this type of “group” vacation with our dearest friends from college for the last four years. We all sign up for a meal (or two) and bring the groceries for that particular meal. We eat so good on these weekends – this year we had homemade croissants (from scratch – a 36 hour process – amazing), homemade clam chowder, homemade pot pies, corned beef and hash, homemade cookies and breads, and even a massive nacho bar for football. Everyone brings their favorite foods to the table and we spend the weekend gathered around, catching up, laughing ridiculously, playing Wii and Scrabble, putting together puzzles – whatever sounds good.

Knole-House-rentalWe have had great luck with Bloomer Estates rentals along the coast.
We have stayed at the Knole House (pictured above) and the guest house the last two years. 

In terms of inexpensive travel – renting a house is one of the best bargains you can get when traveling with a larger group. A lot of Washington beach rentals offer discounts during the slow time of the year (winter) – and we’ve taken advantage of a buy two nights, get two FREE offer the last four years – coming out to around $160/person (doesn’t apply to kids) for four full days at the beach, in a beautiful house (on the beach) with beautiful people. Can’t beat it.  Plus because you have a fully stocked kitchen – all meals are made in-house – adding to the experience and saving a ton of money (can you imagine trying to each out with 10 people every breakfast and lunch?). At some point, I hope to share more about how we successfully travel with a large group of people (how we coordinate, etc) – so stay tuned.

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So how about that Seahawks game? I am still in complete shock that we won and we’re going to the Super Bowl! If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time – you might know that I am a diehard crazy Seahawks fan. I try not to be too obnoxious about it – really, I try, but it’s hard. Growing up in Alaska we didn’t pay much attention to the NFL – we didn’t have a “home” team. But ever since I met my husband (and his Seahawks-loving family), it’s been fun to root for the “home” team and get all jazzed for football days. My kids drank the Seahawks Kool-aid too, so I suppose we’re all nuts. So anyway, I’m super thrilled for the game in a couple weeks and I hope you are, too (checkout my Seahawks party ideas here).

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If you’ve been waiting for a discount on the Great Wolf Lodge – it’s back on Groupon!   See all Great Wolf Lodge offers here – discounts available nationwide. Prices vary by location and the type of package that you select. For those of you in Washington, here is a discount for the Great Wolf Lodge – Grand Mound locationYou can choose from four options for the Grand Mound, Washington – as low as $179/night, with a two-night minimum. See all Grand Mound options here.

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Rise and Shine January 16 – Target toy clearance, 20% off work boots, Steve Madden boots, more


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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. 

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Good morning! TGIF friends! How are you doing today? I’m ready for the long weekend – are you? Do you have any exciting plans? We’ll be watching football, I know that’s for sure. :)

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If you’re looking for a fun salad to serve for the Seahawks game this weekend – here’s a twist on the traditional Watergate salad. Add blueberries and you have a green and blue dessert “salad.” My kids LOVE this recipe. Get the recipe for Seahawks Salad with Blueberries here. My local Costco has blueberries, 2 pounds, for $5.88.

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And here’s a random tip for you (I’m good for those, you know). My local Costco had a TON of apples with instant rebates (this means it comes off automatically at checkout – you don’t have to do a thing). These Organic Fuji apples were $1.18/lb after instant rebate. They are from Yakima. I also spotted non-organic varieties as low as $0.77/lb – great price, we stocked up! And they are delicious, by the way.

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Rise and Shine January 15 – Library love, Reebok backpack, Nikon D7000 camera bundle deal and more. . .


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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’s it going today? Feels like Friday to me today. But alas, it’s not. How has your week been going?

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Last night, as a family, we headed to the local library to stock up on books for the long weekend. So many. good. books. My favorite are non-fiction – travel books, cookbooks, how to/DIY – I get so inspired walking through the non-fiction section. Have you read a good book lately? 

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Here’s a post on 5 Ways You Save by Using Your Public Library. I’m sure we could come up with a much longer list – what are missing in the list?

After the library we went out to dinner. We’ve only been out to dinner a few times in the last couple months and I was looking forward to a night of no cooking. I ended up finding a hair (that was obviously not mine) in my food. Uuuuugh. They offered to give me a 30% discount off my entree – even though I couldn’t eat it . .  . and did I want to take the rest home, they asked? Ugggh, seriously? I generally try to avoid complaining – but I did ask to talk to a manager and she couldn’t help me either. Lesson learned and we just won’t eat there anymore. I suppose the silver lining is eating only part of my meal was better for my waistline. :) And to keep things positive I’d love to hear about an amazing customer service experience you’ve had at a restaurant lately. . . .

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And in other positive news I selected the winner for the $300 Great Wolf Lodge gift card. I’ve already connected with Karen and she’s so excited to take her family!

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Rise and Shine January 14 – Garden planning, Gymboree FREE shipping, Lucky Brand jeans, more


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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! Well hello there. How are you doing this morning? Nothing too exciting happening around here. My alarm went off at 4:45 and I didn’t get out of bed until after 6 this morning – it’s just one of those days, I suppose.

I’m noticing online deals – especially through Amazon are picking up this last week, as compared to the last week of December and first week of January. I’m hoping this trend continues – because otherwise I get bored with no great deals to post!. :)

This upcoming weekend is a 3-day weekend for a lot of schools – anyone doing anything fun or traveling anywhere? I’d love to hear about it!!

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I’m starting to think about my garden for this year! Last year I didn’t do much gardening – we were house shopping and I was thinking we were going to move and it just didn’t come to fruition (the garden or the move). This year – although we have some big changes in the works for this summer (more on this at some point) – I don’t want to miss the boat on growing something. I think I’ll get my starts going in the garage in a couple weeks – toward the end of January. Want to build raised beds? Check out our $35 raised bed tutorial here.

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I realize I haven’t given you a chicken update in awhile, either. The chickens are doing super and hopefully, if we get a rain-free day in the near future, I can snap some new pictures and do a chicken update for y’all.

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Today only, Urban Farm Magazine is available for only $8.99 per year (40% off) when you use coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout. This magazine is great for beginning or expert gardeners! Also great tips on chickens. :) If you subscribe now you should start getting your first issue in about 6-8 weeks, right when the sun starts showing up more and we all start dreaming of our summer gardens. :) Ahhh, can’t wait!

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Today is the last day to enter for a chance to win a $300 Great Wolf Lodge gift card. To enter, just head over to this post and follow the instructions to be entered for a chance to win!

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$10 off (1) One NUK Air Purifier
$1 off PEOPLE, InStyle, or People StyleWatch
$1 off (1) Rosina Homestyle or Italian Meatball
$0.30 off (1) Haribo product, 4 oz. or larger
75% Off Free prescription savings at your pharmacy
$1 off any two Ziploc brand bags
$1 off TWO (2) Pine-Sol multi-purpose cleaners
$1 off any two Ziploc brand containers

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Gymboree – FREE shipping, no minimum purchase! This is valid Wednesday and Thursday only. Plus an extra 30% off markdowns. And if you have Gymbucks – you can start redeeming those TODAY!  Shop Gymboree here.

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Rise and Shine January 13 – Amazon toy deals, Parents magazine, cast iron skillet, more. . .


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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 are you today? How was your day yesterday? Our day was good – and uneventful!

I was able to squeeze in a 3-mile walk near a local lake yesterday while my sweet girl was in preschool – I’m really trying to MOVE more in 2015 – even if I don’t always eat well, drink enough water, get enough rest – being active always makes me feel good. I might write more about this later, but it’s definitely something I’m working on this year!

Last night I made turkey soup – without the noodles – but instead with extra carrots and celery. It turned out great and was so easy, I think it came together in under 20 minutes! See my Turkey Noodle soup recipe here and just omit the noodles!  What’s on your meal plan this week?

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Last night I noticed Amazon has slashed prices on a bunch of toys – amazing deals! So I decided to update the old Best Amazon Toy Deals list with the best deals I found last night. I’ll update it again later this morning – some fantastic deals if you’re looking to stock a gift closet, have a birthday party coming up or you like to buy low and donate!

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Just a TWO days left to enter for a chance to win a $300 Great Wolf Lodge gift card. To enter, just head over to this post and follow the instructions to be entered for a chance to win!

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$1.00 off Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner
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We put together some awesome scenarios for the Walgreens Point Booster coupon. This coupon is only valid through TODAY only, so keep that in mind when planning your trip!

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Rise and Shine January 12 – Kindle accessories, Gymboree FREE shipping, Toys R Us coupon, 8-quart slow cooker, more. . .


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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! Welcome to Monday, my friends. How was your weekend? We had a great weekend – low key, productive and filled with family time. Saturday I made a turkey (see pics on Instagram) – one I found on markdown for $0.49/lb at QFC. We had turkey and roasted vegetables Saturday night – then I tossed the turkey bones into two slow cookers and made turkey broth overnight. We froze the broth for soups at a later time and we have lots of turkey for salads and meals these next few days.

Artwork-on-Saturday-watercolorsA quiet weekend at home. Doing art Saturday afternoon. 

We watched our share of football this weekend – Go Hawks! I was able to sneak away for a 6-mile walk with a dear friend of mine – I needed the fresh air, exercise and conversation. I hope you had a good weekend, as well.

I was reading The Art of Simple blog this weekend and happened upon this song/video by JJ Heller (see above, if that doesn’t work, view it on YouTube here). What a simple and beautiful song – and with a great message! In fact, I’ve enjoyed their music so much I created a JJ Heller Pandora channel (anyone else love Pandora?). I know many of us start the new year off with big resolutions – and big hopes for changes we hope to make or things we hope to do. Whether you’re trying to cut your grocery budget, lose weight, learn more, earn more – whatever it might be. . . I hope you aren’t too hard on yourself and that you find ways to make everyday, the best it can be – despite the obstacles and challenges getting in the way. Here’s to make this year – our best yet – however that looks or feels for you.

Great-Wolf-Lodge-giveaway

Just a few days left to enter for a chance to win a $300 Great Wolf Lodge gift card. To enter, just head over to this post and follow the instructions to be entered for a chance to win!

Coupons

Head over here to print your coupons

Save $3 off any L’Oreal Paris Advanced Family Size 25.4 oz shampoo/conditioner
Save $1 on one Old El Paso dinner kit, tortillas or taco shells and two avocados . . .
Save $1 on any three boxes of Barilla Whole Grain, Veggie, White Fiber or Gluten-FREE pasta
$0.55 off one Frigo cheese heads snack cheese (8 ct or higher)
$1 off any one Hefty Trash bags
$1 off one Dasani Sparkling 12-pack, any flavor
$2.00 off TWO Pantene Shampoos or Conditioners
$2.00 off any one (1) Schick Razor for Women
$2.00 off ONE Olay Pro-X Product
$5.00 off one (1) Schick for Women Refill
$0.75 off ONE Tampax Pearl Tampon Product
$2.00 off TWO Tampax Pearl Tampon Products
$1.00 off ONE Herbal Essences Hair Color
$1.00 off ONE Herbal Essences Styling Aid
$1.00 off Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner
$1.50 off ONE Clairol Nice N Easy Root Touch Up
$1.50 off ONE Gillette System Razor
$1.00 off ONE Olay Facial Cleanser or Moisturizer
$2.00 off ONE Clairol Age Defy Hair Color
$1.50 off Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color
$2.00 off ONE Olay Regenerist Product
$2.00 off ONE Olay Total Effects or Age Defy
$0.25 off ONE Ivory Body Wash OR 3 Bar or larger
$1.00 off ONE Olay Fresh Effects Product
$1.50 off ONE Clairol Nice N Easy Hair Color
$5.00 off any 1ct ROGAINE foam or solution
$1.00 off TWO PEDIGREE STACKERZ Treats For Dogs
$2.00 off one bag of Purina Beyond dry cat food
$1.00 off a bag of Purina Fancy Feast dry cat food
$1.00 off 4 cans of Purina Beyond wet cat food

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Yesterday was a fantastic coupon day! You should have received three inserts in your paper yesterday – two Smart Source and one Red Plum! You can check out a list of coupons you should have received, here.

Online and Retail Sale

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Gymboree – Rare offer for FREE shipping with code SUNNYSHIP at checkout. Markdowns are an extra 30% off, with savings up to 75% off. Shop Gymboree here.

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Toys R Us released a coupon for an extra 20% off your entire clearance toy purchase with this printable coupon. Expires January 17, 2015. Valid in US stores. You can save it to your mobile device.

Target Bedding and Bath Sale

Through Saturday, January 17, Target is having it’s Largest Bedding and Bath Sale of the Year!  You’ll find great sale prices plus 5,000 new home items that are marked up to 20% off.  And the more you buy, the more you save – use code HOME at checkout to save $10 on $50 purchase or $25 on $100 purchase.

Disney Twice Upon a Year Sale

The Disney Store Twice Upon a Year Sale is still happening, with prices in the sale section starting at $1.99! You can get FREE Shipping on orders $75 or more with code SHIPMAGIC at checkout. Shop the Disney Store Twice Upon a Year Sale here.

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Rise and Shine January 9 – Seahawks party ideas, Crazy 8 sale, Disney store sale, Dragon NaturallySpeaking and more . . .


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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! Happy Friday, my friends. I’m so excited for football this weekend. I used to hate football. But after 10.5 years of being married to a handsome football-loving man (and his football-loving family), I’ve had a healthy dose of the pigskin Kool-aid and I’m so excited to watch some football this weekend. Can’t beat ‘em, join them – and love every minute – I suppose. :)

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We’ll be rooting for the Seahawks (GoHawks!) and so yesterday I shared some Seahawks Party ideas for those of you rooting for the green and blue, too. Things like the Seahawks Rice Krispies could be changed up and modified for whatever your favorite team is. Do you have plans this weekend? I’d love to hear!

Great-Wolf-Lodge-giveaway

A little under one week left to enter for a chance to win a $300 Great Wolf Lodge gift card. To enter, just head over to this post and follow the instructions to be entered for a chance to win!

Coupons

Head over here to print your couponsSo many great printable coupons right now!

$3 on any one package of Huggies Diapers
$1.50 off one Pampers Swaddlers diapers
$1.50 off one package Huggies Baby Wipes (180 ct or higher)
$1.50 off Pampers Baby Dry diapers (excludes trial/travel size) 
$1.50 off Pampers Cruisers Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)
$1 off three (3) boxes of Barilla Whole Grain, Veggie, White Fiber or Gluten Free pasta
Buy one, Schick Disposable Razor pack, get one FREE up to $13.99 (see coupon for exclusions)
$1 Mission Tortillas package of Mission Carb Balance or Multigrain Tortillas
$0.55 off Frigo Cheese Heads snack cheese
$1 off one Dasani Sparkling 12-pack, any flavor
LA Victoria taco or enchilada sauce product

This Sunday we should get three coupon inserts – two Smart Source (SS) and one Red Plum (RP). Here’s a sneak peak of just SOME of the coupons you should see.

Online and Retail Sale

Crazy 8 – FREE shipping, no minimum. Plus 30% off all regular price items. Shop Crazy 8 here.

Disney Twice Upon a Year Sale

The Disney Store Twice Upon a Year Sale is happening right now and prices have just dropped even lower, with many items up to 60% off!  We highlighted some of our favorite deals here. You can get FREE Shipping on orders $75 or more with code SHIPMAGIC at checkout.

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