March 24, 2017

Rise and Shine March 24 – Kid’s jeans $8.88, Redbook, Adobe Photoshop deal, NCAA apparel, kid’s PJs and more. . .

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Rise and Shine is my way of starting the day with you – almost as if we’re chatting over a hot cup of coffee or tea! I share my favorite deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help you save time, money or energy. Published in the morning on Monday through Friday  – as I’m able. 

Good morning! It’s the first day of spring break here today, so I’m off to a slow start! TGIF! Do you have any plans this weekend? My in-laws are coming to visit – and we are all so very excited.

Yesterday was a busy day with parent-teacher conferences, a quick trip to the Dollar Tree to get some fun activities for the kids to do over the next week and a trip to Costco. Whew. Makes me tired just thinking about it again. But we picked up the SING movie at Costco and the kids had a mid-day movie session, complete with popcorn. . . and we’re settling right into a relaxing week of Spring Break!

Slow Cooker Indian Stew - Chicken, Curry, Chickpeas - so good!

Looking for an easy crockpot meal this weekend? This Slow Cooker Indian Stew is sooo flavorful. Love it. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Online and Retail Sales

Gymboree – FREE Shipping (no minimum needed, no code required) plus Extra 25% off orders of $100 or more with code SPRING25 at checkout.  Everything sitewide 40-70% off.  Earn double gymbucks.  Shop Gymboree here.

Crazy 8 – $8.88 Jeans plus entire site 30-70% off.  Free shipping when you use Visa checkout with any debit or credit card.  Shop Crazy 8 here.

REI – 20% off one full-price item and extra 20% off one REI Garage item.  Shop REI here.

Crocs – Extra 50% off Clearance Styles. Free Shipping on orders $24.99 or more. Shop Crocs here.

Vera Bradley – FREE Shipping for all orders plus 25% off entire purchase.  Valid through March 26. Shop Vera Bradley here.

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March 23, 2017

Rise and Shine March 23 – Amazon make-up deals, camping lanterns, Swarovski jewelry, drone with camera, more

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Rise and Shine is my way of starting the day with you – almost as if we’re chatting over a hot cup of coffee or tea! I share my favorite deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help you save time, money or energy. Published in the morning on Monday through Friday  – as I’m able. 

Good morning! Hey, hey. . . the sun is shining this morning, my kids are home for spring break, my coffee is hot and I’m listening to music to get this day started. Grateful today for all these simple gifts. I’m ready to make it a great day.

I have parent-teacher conferences today and probably need to stop into Costco and the Dollar Store. I’m expecting a huge shipment of LuLaRoe and have two live shows scheduled for today. I want to start planning our garden and we hope to move our baby chickens out to the coop early next week – so we need to get supplies for that. How is your day going? Anything interesting planned?

There are over 1,000 Amazon Beauty coupons available right now!  These make for some serious stock-up prices on make-up and other beauty items. We’ve put together a list of some some of the BEST Amazon Beauty Deals we could find.

I hope you have a wonderful day today!

Online and Retail Sales

Vera Bradley – FREE Shipping for all orders plus 25% off entire purchase.  Valid through March 26. Shop Vera Bradley here.

Disney Store – LAST DAY! FREE Personalization on Swim with code FREEPZ at checkout plus towels are only $15.  And Buy More Save more up to 30% off Disney Parks items with code PARKSTREAT at checkout.  Shop Disney Store here.

Crazy 8 – Flash Warehouse Sale with deals $8.88 and Under.  Everything else on the site $12.99 and Under.  Free Shipping when you pay with Visa Checkout using any major credit or debit card.   Shop Crazy 8 here.

Groupon has a Sam’s Club Membership offer available for NEW members that includes a FREE $10 e-Gift Card!  There are 2 membership offers to choose from:

$30 for a new One-Year Sam’s Club Savings Membership package ($55 value) – One-year Sam’s Club Savings membership ($45 value), Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member, $10 e-gift card valid online or in-club. Allow 5-7 days for delivery of e-gift card.

$45 for a new One-Year Sam’s Club Savings Membership + Instant Savings package ($156 value) – One-year Sam’s Club Savings membership ($45 value), Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member, $10 e-gift card valid online or in-club. Allow 5-7 days for delivery of e-gift card, $100 in Instant Savings* offers loaded directly to the membership card within 24 hours of activating membership, including: Free rotisserie chicken ($4.95 value), Free dinner rolls ($5.95 value), Free croissants ($5.95 value).

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There is a fantastic new deal from Cricut – Extra 10% off plus FREE Shipping when you use code LOVECRICUT at checkout.  This makes for great deals on many of the Cricut Bundles (excludes Cricut Air 2 and Cricut Access). Valid through March 31.

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March 22, 2017

Rise and Shine March 22 – Our manager markdown dinner, Disney Store deal, Lane Bryant sale, Macy’s coupon code, Croc shoes, Levi’s brand apparel, more

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Rise and Shine is my way of starting the day with you – almost as if we’re chatting over a hot cup of coffee or tea! I share my favorite deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help you save time, money or energy. Published in the morning on Monday through Friday  – as I’m able. 

Good morning! Well hello there! Yesterday was a bit of a hectic day. I had my appointment with my orthopedic doc and got the results from my MRI. My ACL is still completely torn in two (we already knew that) but I also have a meniscus tear that appears to be folded back/caught – which would explain a lot of my pain. We’ll pursue surgery to fix both in the next few weeks. Anyone have ACL surgery and want to weigh in or provide advice? The good news is that blogging is something I can do, from bed, while my leg heals. 🙂

Last night we ran a few errands and the kids played outside. I found FRESH mozzarella at Fred Meyer on manager markdown and a discounted loaf of french bread. Tomatoes were on sale for $0.99/lb so all I needed was some fresh basil to make the most delicious dinner ever. I brushed the sliced french bread with olive oil and fresh garlic and baked it for 10 minutes at 425 degrees. Then I added sliced fresh mozzarella. While that was melting, I diced up my tomatoes and basil – and made a sort of “salsa” with salt, sugar, garlic powder and balsamic vinegar. When the cheesy bread came out of the oven we topped it with the tomatoes and basil. YUM. Inexpensive but it felt fancy. No meat. Barely any dishes. I should have taken a photo – it was beautiful, but I ate it instead. 🙂

I hope to update my GOALS post today. . . I like to update this on Mondays, but it just hasn’t happened this week.

Tomorrow spring break officially starts for us. Kids have conferences and then we roll into 11 days at home. I’m looking forward to some quality time with the kiddos and my in-laws who are coming to visit!  How are you? What’s new with you? 

We spent some time this past weekend updating our big list of the BEST Subscribe and Save Deals we could find on Amazon! Subscribe and Save is a great way to save on groceries every month. Let us know if you find other great S&S deals on Amazon and we’ll add them to the list.

Online and Retail Sales

Jane.com has this great Calendar Magnet + Marker on sale for $16.99 (reg. $24.99) plus FREE Shipping.  Lots of styles and colors to choose from. Each calendar is blank, so you can use it year round.

Groupon has a Sam’s Club Membership offer available for NEW members that includes a FREE $10 e-Gift Card!  There are 2 membership offers to choose from:

$30 for a new One-Year Sam’s Club Savings Membership package ($55 value) – One-year Sam’s Club Savings membership ($45 value), Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member, $10 e-gift card valid online or in-club. Allow 5-7 days for delivery of e-gift card.

$45 for a new One-Year Sam’s Club Savings Membership + Instant Savings package ($156 value) – One-year Sam’s Club Savings membership ($45 value), Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member, $10 e-gift card valid online or in-club. Allow 5-7 days for delivery of e-gift card, $100 in Instant Savings* offers loaded directly to the membership card within 24 hours of activating membership, including: Free rotisserie chicken ($4.95 value), Free dinner rolls ($5.95 value), Free croissants ($5.95 value).

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There is a fantastic new deal from Cricut – Extra 10% off plus FREE Shipping when you use code LOVECRICUT at checkout.  This makes for great deals on many of the Cricut Bundles (excludes Cricut Air 2 and Cricut Access). Valid through March 31.

Lane Bryant – EXTENDED through today – 40% off $150 or 50% off $250 with code YAYSPRING at checkout.  Plus dresses and tops 30% off.  Shop Lane Bryant here.

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March 21, 2017

Rise and Shine March 21 – Subscribe and Save deals, Ivar’s Birthday, scarves 2 for $9, PUMA clothing and shoes 50% off, more

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Rise and Shine is my way of starting the day with you – almost as if we’re chatting over a hot cup of coffee or tea! I share my favorite deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help you save time, money or energy. Published in the morning on Monday through Friday  – as I’m able. 

Good morning! Howdy. . .  .how’s it going today? I hope your day is off to a good start. There are lots of great deals this morning. . .

We spent some time yesterday updating our big list of the BEST Subscribe and Save Deals we could find on Amazon! Subscribe and Save is a great way to save on groceries every month. Let us know if you find other great S&S deals on Amazon and we’ll add them to the list.

*TODAY* Ivar’s will be celebrating 112 years on Tuesday, March 21 and there are a few promotions you may want to know about.  They’ll be offering special $1.12 entrees when you buy a second entree at regular price. The first 112 guests at each location will also get a FREE Mango Cheesecake dessert made by Cakes of Paradise.

Online and Retail Sales

Cents of Style, Two for Tuesday – 2 Spring Scarves for $9 with code 2FORSCARF at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Shop Cents of Style Two for Tuesday here.

Groupon has a Sam’s Club Membership offer available for NEW members that includes a FREE $10 e-Gift Card!  There are 2 membership offers to choose from:

$30 for a new One-Year Sam’s Club Savings Membership package ($55 value) – One-year Sam’s Club Savings membership ($45 value), Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member, $10 e-gift card valid online or in-club. Allow 5-7 days for delivery of e-gift card.

$45 for a new One-Year Sam’s Club Savings Membership + Instant Savings package ($156 value) – One-year Sam’s Club Savings membership ($45 value), Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member, $10 e-gift card valid online or in-club. Allow 5-7 days for delivery of e-gift card, $100 in Instant Savings* offers loaded directly to the membership card within 24 hours of activating membership, including: Free rotisserie chicken ($4.95 value), Free dinner rolls ($5.95 value), Free croissants ($5.95 value).

Living Social – LAST DAY! 20% off sitewiede with code SPRING17 at checkout.  Shop Living Social here.

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There is a fantastic new deal from Cricut – Extra 10% off plus FREE Shipping when you use code LOVECRICUT at checkout.  This makes for great deals on many of the Cricut Bundles (excludes Cricut Air 2 and Cricut Access). Valid through March 31.

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March 20, 2017

Rise and Shine March 20 – First day of spring, FREE ice cream cone, Easter Egg dyeing ideas, Black+Decker trimmer, men’s suits, more

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Rise and Shine is my way of starting the day with you – almost as if we’re chatting over a hot cup of coffee or tea! I share my favorite deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help you save time, money or energy. Published in the morning on Monday through Friday  – as I’m able. 

Good morning! How was your weekend? We had a wonderful couple days at home with the kids. The weather was especially beautiful yesterday and I’m so happy it’s the first day of SPRING! The sun was shining and the kids played outside nearly all day. We took the baby chicks outside to get some fresh air – and worms – and it was so much fun. They are so close to being in the coop. More on that later, I hope.

This week is a short work week for me. The kids are home Thursday and Friday and we have teacher-conferences Thursday. That rolls into spring break so I’m about to have 11 days with the kids out of school. We don’t have any big plans. Grandma and Grandpa are coming over from western Washington to spend the weekend with us (yay!) and next week is sort of an open book. We’ll probably be doing a staycation sort of spring break and I haven’t had a chance to really think about what that looks like.

If you’re looking for an easy freebie today – participating Dairy Queen locations are giving out FREE small vanilla cones to customers, today only. There’s a limit of one per customer. They’ll also be collecting donations for Children’s Miracle Network.

On Saturday I shared a big list of 35 Fancy and Fun Easter Egg Dyeing ideas! Have you ever tried any of these? You can see the big list of Easter Egg Dyeing ideas here.

Online and Retail Sales

Carter’s – FREE Shipping on all orders plus 60% off PJ Flash Sale and 20% off $40+ purchase with code EXTRA20 at checkout.   Shop Carter’s here.

Living Social – 20% off sitewiede with code SPRING17 at checkout.  Shop Living Social here.

*LAST DAY* Right now Eddie Bauer is offering an extra 40% off plus FREE Shipping when you use code CLOVER at checkout. Includes clearance!  Valid through March 20.

*LAST DAY* T.hrough March 20, REI is offering an extra 25% off Clearance items.  No coupon code needed, discount applied at checkout.  Free shipping on orders $50 or more.
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*LAST DAY* For a short time all 2017 Entertainment Books are $16 off with FREE Shipping.  Get an additional 20% off when you order 2 or more books with code SWEET at checkout – this makes them as low as $12.80 each!  Valid through March 20

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March 17, 2017

Rise and Shine March 17- Crockpot Corned Beef, LuLaRoe EPIC SALE, Lane Bryant 17 cent shipping, Disney Princess favorites on sale, lots of Amazon deals, more

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Rise and Shine is my way of starting the day with you – almost as if we’re chatting over a hot cup of coffee or tea! I share my favorite deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help you save time, money or energy. Published in the morning on Monday through Friday  – as I’m able. 

Good morning! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! TGIF. So happy it’s Friday. I swear I thought “tomorrow” was Friday all week for some reason. So I’m just glad it’s finally here. Are you wearing green today? I am. Just a little. Hopefully we can help you save some green today!

I just got back from a nice RUN to the bus stop with the kids. That was fun. I totally missed my phone alarm reminding us to walk to the bus. Of course today my vehicle is in the shop, so if we would have missed the bus I’d have no way to get the kids to school today. Of all the days. Mom win. We thankfully didn’t miss the bus. And I’m trying to get the image of me running down the street with my boots half on and my daughters lunch (unpacked) in one hand and a paper bag in the right hand (to pack it!). We almost ran into our neighbors (literally), so it’s good everyone got to see the special moment. 🙂

Whew. I’ll drink more coffee and hopefully that will fix everything.

Crockpot Corned Beef with Guinness recipe

Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day, you might like this Crockpot Corned Beef and Guinness recipeDo you make a special meal for St. Patrick’s Day? If you do – tell me about it!

Did you know I’m a LuLaRoe retailer? That’s right! Today is my 3 month anniversary. I just love it. If you love it, too, I’m having a HUGE Facebook Live sale tonight at 7 p.m. PST . I ordered more than 300 new inventory items and I have more than 2,000 items in stock. So much good stuff. You can join my group here – I’m giving away a $50 shopping credit – so head over and enter!

Online and Retail Sales

Lane Bryant – $0.17 cent shiping!  plus 40% off Apparel ande Accessories with code FLASH40 at checkout.   Shop Lane Bryant here.

Living Social – $5 off $25, $10 off $40 or $30 off 100 when you use code GREEN at checkout.  Shop Living Social here.

Disney Store – FREE Shipping on any order with a Beauty and the Beast item with code FREESHIP at checkout.  Shop Disney Store here.

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March 16, 2017

Rise and Shine March 16 – DIY bird feeders, Crockpot Corned Beef, Zulily sale, HUGE Graco sale, more

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Rise and Shine is my way of starting the day with you – almost as if we’re chatting over a hot cup of coffee or tea! I share my favorite deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help you save time, money or energy. Published in the morning on Monday through Friday  – as I’m able. 

Good morning! I’m getting a late start today. I’m fighting a head cold . . . and you know mornings are always the worst when it comes to that. But the sun is shining and it’s a glorious day so I’m talking myself into the day. 🙂 Giving myself a little pep talk, a little rally, got my music turned up and we’re going to make it a great day.

How are you doing? Yesterday I took 3 of our baby chickens into my son’s classroom for show and tell. He was so excited to show his baby chicks off to the class. The kids in the class enjoyed it too, I think!

Yesterday I shared this round-up of 35 Quick and Easy Bird Feeders – there are some really cute ideas in there. I especially like the teapot and teacup feeders. I plan to make a couple of these with my kids during spring break, so I thought I’d share them with you, too!

Crockpot Corned Beef with Guinness recipe

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s day . . . I like this Crockpot Corned Beef and Guinness recipeDo you make a special meal for St. Patrick’s Day? If you do – tell me about it!

Online and Retail Sales

TOMS – LAST DAY! FREE Shipping on all orders!  Shop TOMS here.

Vera Bradley – FREE Shipping for all orders plus Extra 30% off sale styles. Shop Vera Bradley here.
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Right now Zulily is featuring Primitives by Kathy Home Decor starting at $5.99. Shipping is around $5.95 per order, but can vary depending on your order size.  Once you place an order from Zulily, you’ll get FREE Shipping on any other orders you place that same day.  We recommend placing a small order with a single item and pay shipping and then come back to place one or more larger orders with FREE Shipping.

Cents of Style, Bold and Full Wednesday – LAST DAY! 25% off Everything with code BOLDBIRTHDAY at checkout.Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Shop Cents of Style Bold and Full Wendesday here.

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March 15, 2017

Rise and Shine March 15 – Before/after pics of dresser I painted, Disney Store sale, Dyson fan and heater, Charmin toilet paper, more

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Rise and Shine is my way of starting the day with you – almost as if we’re chatting over a hot cup of coffee or tea! I share my favorite deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help you save time, money or energy. Published in the morning on Monday through Friday  – as I’m able. 

Good morning! How are you doing today? We’ve been busy around here! Yesterday I painted that little ole dresser I told you about. It was a dirty white color when I picked it up from Goodwill a couple weekends ago. Yesterday I cleaned it up and painted it with this pretty turquoise. I just love it. It was $24 at Goodwill. The quart of paint, which I’ve only used a small amount was $12. It’s a sturdy, sturdy wood – would easily cost 3x that much at Target for particle board version! I think we’re going to use this for kid’s art supplies and school work. That’s our number one clutter source – homework and “projects” so each kiddo will have their own drawer and then we’ll have a drawer for supplies. It will go in our kitchen to replace a plastic bin style organizer that always looks disastrous!

Yesterday I used one of my Zaycon Fresh roasts and we had this Mississippi Pot Roast recipe for dinner. My husband likes it so much he said, “So we’re having this for dinner tomorrow night?” He wasn’t talking about leftovers, because there weren’t any! I don’t think we’ll have it two nights in a row. . . but is delicious, the whole family loves it.

Crockpot Corned Beef with Guinness recipe

St. Patrick’s day is coming up this Friday and I like this Crockpot Corned Beef and Guinness recipeDo you make a special meal for St. Patrick’s Day? If you do – tell me about it!

Online and Retail Sales

TOMS – FREE Shipping on all orders!  Shop TOMS here.


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Target  – Up to 35% off furniture, rugs & patio, uip to 20% off home items plus save extra 10% off with code STPATRICK at checkout. FREE Shipping on orders $25 or more.  Save an additional 5% with Target REDcard debit or credit card. Shop Target here.

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