June 14, 2017

Rise and Shine June 14 – Summer reading program, Entertainment Books, Espresso machine, Father’s Day gift ideas, Zaycon Fresh salmon sale, new printable coupons, more

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 today? I hope you’re having a good morning. We just signed up for our local libraries summer reading program and we’re headed there today to pick up a pile of books and movies for the week. Check your local library to see if they have a kid’s summer reading program!

The Regal Cinemas Regal Summer Movie Express – $1 kids movies for the 2017 summer has started in many areas!  Regal Cinemas offers $1 movie admission to popular kids movies at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer.  Each week both movies play on both days.  Start date varies by location, so find the closest participating theater near you where you can check out the Summer movie schedule – so you know what movies will play when. Just scroll down to the map and enter your local zip code for a full schedule.  See the movie line-up here.

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*LAST DAY* For two days only, all 2017 Entertainment Books are $12 with FREE Shipping when you use code 48HOUR at checkout.  Valid through June 14.

Shutterfly – 50% off Everything with code SAVE50 at checkout.  Shop Shutterfly here.

Cents of Style, Bold and Full Wednesday – $12 off “Nothing Down About It” tees and hats (reg. $24.95+) with code BOLD15 at checkout.  Valid through June 18. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Shop Cents of Style Bold and Full Wendesday here.

JC Penney – Biggest Sale of the Season – up to 50% off storewide.  $10 off $25 with code BIGSAVE8 at checkout.  Extra 30% off (no min) with code SALEDAY7 at checkout. Rewards members get $10 bonus rewards for every $50 spent.  Plus spend $75 on eGift cards, get a $10 off $10 coupon. Valid through June 18. Shop JC Penney here.

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June 13, 2017

Rise and Shine June 13 – Grilled peanut chicken, Carter’s sale, Helly Hansen rain jacket, US weekly, swimsuit sale, Morakniv knives, more

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! Yesterday was Mr. Queen Bee’s last day of school! We are all officially home from school today and it feels like a Saturday. 🙂 I have a lot of work to get caught up on and I’m looking forward to some quality family time this summer.

The Regal Cinemas Regal Summer Movie Express – $1 kids movies for the 2017 summer has started in many areas!  Regal Cinemas offers $1 movie admission to popular kids movies at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer.  Each week both movies play on both days.  Start date varies by location, so find the closest participating theater near you where you can check out the Summer movie schedule – so you know what movies will play when. Just scroll down to the map and enter your local zip code for a full schedule.  See the movie line-up here.

Grilled-Peanut-ChickenPhoto credit: Currently Wandering

If you’re looking for an easy, delicious meal for the grill, this Grilled Peanut Chicken is soooo delicious and you’ll be shocked how easy the recipe is. Try it and let me know what you think!!

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June 12, 2017

Rise and Shine June 12 – Priest Lake (ID), Crocs sale, New Balance top, Saucony running shoes, Coleman gear, father’s day watches, more

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 the kids are officially on summer break. So of course they woke up at 6:30 a.m., despite them going to bed after 10 p.m. last night. Because that’s how the universe works right? 🙂 It’s going to be a beautiful, sunny day here in northern Idaho and I’m ready for it. We have no plans today. Just lounging around.

We started the morning by implementing our summer electronic policy – for every hour that you read or do workbooks/writing – you earn one hour on electronics. Without this in place the days can so easily become nothing but electronics – even when we don’t intend for that to happen. The kids keep a journal of what they’re reading and how long. Weekly trips to the library and participating in local reading programs (fun rewards!) is a great way to keep things interesting. We like to pick up summer workbooks at Costco – with age-appropriate worksheets to keep them entertained and learning, too.

How was your weekend? We had a fun weekend with my little brother in town! On Friday we went out to dinner at Red Robin to celebrate the last day of school! On Saturday we spent most of the day working on LuLaRoe so we could take yesterday off and head to the lake! We drove 1.5 hours each way to Priest Lake and got to visit with family and enjoy the sweet smells of nature around a fire pit. It was delightful and such a perfect day!

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Gymboree – FREE Shipping, no code required plus Entire Store up to 75% off.  Shop Gymboree here.

Crocs – LAST DAY! 30% off sitewide, discount applied in cart. Free Shipping on orders $24.99 or more. Shop Crocs here.

Carter’s – FREE Shipping on all orders plus 20% off order of $40 or more with code SUNNYDAY at checkout. Buy One Get 2 Free Doorbuster on tees, shorts, collectible bodysuits.  Shop Carter’s here.

Crazy 8 – $8.88 Swim Steal plus Everything up to 75% off.   Shop Crazy 8 here.

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June 9, 2017

Rise and Shine June 9 – Last day of school! Gymboree FREE shipping, Cents of Style tank tops, men’s clothing and accessories, Wera tools, more

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 THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for my kiddos (Mr. Queen Bee has one more day). The school year is over – how can this be? I think we’re ready for some summer fun. We have no immediate plans. We ended up canceling our travel trailer reservations next week due to having too much on our plate to make our first scheduled reservation next Tuesday. But I have no doubt that we’ll be in the trailer before too long hopefully having some adventures – just have to get through with school first. Do you have any fun plans this weekend or coming up? 

RV-Accessories-fulltime-RV-550When we do hit the road in our RV we’ll be using our Favorite Fulltime Outdoor RV Accessories – everything from our favorite surge protector to sewer hose. A lot of these products we discovered thanks to other people’s recommendations and they make life in an RV easier and safer. I hope you like our list!

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Gymboree – FREE Shipping, no code required plus Entire Store up to 75% off.  Shop Gymboree here.

Banzai Slide 'N Soak Splash Park

Kohl’s has the Banzai Slide ‘N Soak Splash Park on sale for $349.99 (reg. $599.99).  After coupon codes and Kohl’s cash you can get it for as low as $204.99 shipped. Details on how to get this deal here.

Living Social – TODAY only – 20% off Sitewide with code SWEET at checkout.  Shop Living Social here.

Shutterfly – $10 off orders $10 or more on top of sale prices up to 50% off with code DAD10 at checkout.  Valid through June 11.    Shop Shutterfly here.

JC Penney – TODAY only – Extra 30% off with code SALE32 at checkout, no minimum required.  Plus spend $75 on e-gift cards and get a $10 off $10 coupon. Shop JC Penney here.

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June 8, 2017

Rise and Shine June 8 – Frisbee golf with my little bro, ugly sweaters, Crazy 8, men’s watches, Braun products, more

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’s it going this fine morning? I hope you’re having a great day! My little brother came into town yesterday! He is moving from Alaska to Idaho! I couldn’t be more excited. He is 9 years younger than me, so I’ve always been a bit of a mother hen to him and I haven’t lived in the same town as him for 20 years! After I picked him up from the airport yesterday morning we went to a frisbee golf store – they don’t have one of those in Fairbanks, Alaska! He was like a kid in a candy store – he loves frisbee golf! So we picked out a few frisbees and headed to a nearby frisbee golf course. It was beautiful! It was set along the winding Spokane River and yesterday was such a beautiful, peaceful day. It was fun and I can see why he loves frisbee golf!

I can see how this would be a great family activity! Once you purchase the discs ($12 – $20 each), you can go to these courses for free! Do you play frisbee golf? 

I know it’s not even close to Christmas, but Amazon has a bunch of Holiday Sweaters (Ugly Christmas Sweaters) on sale starting as low as $3.52! That beats most thrift store prices. Get your favorite sweater now and be ready for holiday parties later this year.

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Crazy 8 – FREE Shipping on all orders.  Extra 20% off entire purchase with code BEACHDAY at checkout.  Everything up to 75% off.  Shop Crazy 8 here.

The Children’s Place – TODAY only – all clearance 80% off, no exclusions.  FREE Shipping on every order. Everything else 50-60% off.  Shop The Children’s Place here.

TOMS – LAST DAY! FREE Shipping on all orders.  Valid through June 8.  Shop TOMS here.

Shutterfly – EXTENDED through TODAY! Up to 50% off Photo Books, Plus Premium Gifts and Cards with code BESTDAD at checkout.  Valid through June 6. Shop Shutterfly here.

Groupon – LAST DAY! Local deals –  $5 off $20, $10 off $40, $15 off $60 or $30 off $100 with code OFF at checkout.  Valid through June 8.  Shop Groupon here.

JC Penney – TODAY only – Extra 30% off with code SALE32 at checkout, no minimum required.  Plus spend $75 on e-gift cards and get a $10 off $10 coupon. Shop JC Penney here.

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June 7, 2017

Rise and Shine June 7 – Our backyard fun, Amazon subscribe and save deals, Regal $1 movies, Vera Bradley sale, more

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? It’s supposed to be 93 degrees today here in Northern Idaho! Last night we pulled out the pool I got on clearance this past winter at Target ($7!) and the Banzai Slide ‘N Soak Splash Park which we got on super sale from Kohl’s a few weeks ago. A bunch of kids in the neighborhood came over and they all had so much fun running around the backyard. This is relatively new for us. The neighborhoods we’ve lived in before never had young kids nearby – it’s a gift to have neighborhood friends and to hear the laughter, see the happiness and just sit back and watch the fun. This is the season we are in right now and we’re soaking it up. Every bit of it.

I went to WinCo and picked up groceries last night – including a bunch of ice cream sundae supplies – so the kid’s had sundaes after they were all done. With the ice cream truck circling the neighborhood on the regular these days, I’d rather be prepared and have things on hand. I’ve been buying the big party pails of ice cream ($4-5) and they’ll last quite awhile – the kids just love it so much.

Check to see if the Regal Cinemas Regal Summer Movie Express – $1 kids movies for the 2017 summer has started in your area!  Regal Cinemas offers $1 movie admission to popular kids movies at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer.  Each week both movies play on both days.  Start date varies by location, so find the closest participating theater near you where you can check out the Summer movie schedule – so you know what movies will play when. Just scroll down to the map and enter your local zip code for a full schedule.  See the movie line-up here.

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Living Social – TODAY only – 20% off Sitewide with code SWEET at checkout.  Max discount $20.  Shop Living Social here.

GAP – 40% off purchase plus FREE Shipping on all orders with code WARMER at checkout.  Shop GAP here.

Vera Bradley – LAST DAY! FREE Shipping on all orders plus Extra 30% off Sale Styles. Shop Vera Bradley here.

Lids.com – LAST DAY! Extra 30% off Clearance, discount taken in cart.  FREE Shipping on orders $50 or more.  Shop Lids here.

Groupon – Local deals –  $5 off $20, $10 off $40, $15 off $60 or $30 off $100 with code OFF at checkout.  Valid through June 8.  Shop Groupon here.

TOMS – FREE Shipping on all orders.  Valid through June 8.  Shop TOMS here.

Crocs – 30% off sitewide, discount applied in cart. Free Shipping on orders $24.99 or more. Shop Crocs here.

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June 5, 2017

Rise and Shine June 5 – Bluegrass and Beauty and the Beast, Gymboree and TOMS free shipping, Lenova chromebook, Oral-B and Braun sale, sports collectibles and more

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?! I hope you had a great couple days. We had a fun weekend. We did a bunch of chores Saturday morning – like mowing/weeding the yard and picking up the house. Then Saturday afternoon we went to a free bluegrass concert at our local community center – so fun! And went to Red Robin for lunch/dinner (yay for the Red Robin rewards program – we got a FREE burger!), a quick trip to Costco AND we ended the day with Beauty and the Beast at the discount movie theater ($3 admission, we love it!). It was a splendid Saturday!

I just loved the Beauty and Beast movie – did you see it? The music was beautiful. I loved it. I just pre-ordered it on Amazon for $19.99 and it comes out TOMORROW!

The kids have FIVE days left of school before we hit summer break. And Mr. Queen Bee has six days (he has to go in next Monday) and then we are FREE for the summer. . . .we cannot wait. It’s spirit day every day at school this week and we’re possibly having family come visit. So much excitement!

Are you done with school yet? Do you have plans for this week? We’d love to hear about it!

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Gymboree – FREE Shipping plus 50% off everything, no exclusions!  Shop Gymboree here.

Carter’s – TODAY only – FREE Shipping on all orders and 60% off Jammies.  Plus through tomorrow, Buy One Get One Free tees, shorts, bodysuits and rompers.  Shop Carter’s here.

Groupon – TODAY only – Extra 20% off Local Deals, 10% off Getaways or 10% off Goods with code SALE3 at checkout.  Valid on 1 unit per transaction, max 3 of each type of deal up to $50 discount.   Shop Groupon here.

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June 2, 2017

Rise and Shine June 2 – Bank of America FREE museum entry, Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale, Magformers 50% off (today only), Easton baseball bats, dove soap, more

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! Wahooo, it’s Friyay! I’m ready for the weekend. If I’m being honest this week really kicked my butt and I’m ready for the weekend.

Yesterday I had my third and final round of “rush” allergy shots. I haven’t had any issues with the shots so far – but yesterday did not go as planned. I got the shots and they kept me in the office for observation for about 30 minutes after my 2nd shot (this is typical). They checked my vitals and I felt fine – so they sent me off on my day. I ran an errand then went home and wasn’t feeling well, so I laid down to take a nap. A short time later I woke up and was having trouble breathing (my throat was tight) and my face felt like it was ON FIRE. I went to the restroom and when I looked in the mirror – I was shocked! My entire face and upper body was BRIGHT RED, like I was severely sunburned. I took two Benedryl and was at the allergy office within 10 minutes where they gave me an EpiPen shot as soon as I walked in. I felt relief nearly instantly.

It was a bit of a scare, if I’m being honest. I’m getting the allergy shots to treat my severe cat and dog allergies that I’ve had since I was about 12 years old. I’ve never had a reaction so bad. I took a 2 hour nap after the whole ordeal and except for a few remaining welts I’m feeling better today.

Tomorrow we have plans to pick up our travel trailer and to start packing for some summer adventures, which we still haven’t completely finalized but we’re looking forward to.

*Save the date* If you are Bank of America or Merrill Lynch account holder and have a Bank of America debit or credit card, you can get into more than 150 museums for FREE this weekend, June 3 – 4. As part of their Museum on Us program – just show your photo ID and your Bank of America/Merrill Lynch card to get in FREE at participating museums.  Bank of America has also recently rolled out its Museums on Us site for mobile. You can check it out here on your mobile phone: http://museums.bankofamerica.com. It’s great for people who are traveling and want to check out if the city they are visiting has a participating museums.

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 – you can get FREE entry to Washington State Parks for National Trails Day. The Discover Pass is not required to visit state parks on free days. Lots of parks do special events for National Trails Day to celebrate – like park cleanups and special guided hikes – so be sure to check that when planning your trip!

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Disney Store – FREE personalization on Swim & Backpacks plus $9 Beach Towels  Shop Disney Store here.

Nordstrom – Half Yearly Sale up to 40% of.  Nordstrom always offers FREE shipping and returns. Valid through June 4.  Shop Nordstrom here.

Lids.com – LAST DAY! 25% off orders of $25 with code DAD at checkout. FREE Shipping on orders $50 or more.  Shop Lids here.

For a short time Zulily has 3-Piece Quilt Sets on sale for $19.99 (reg. $79+).  Available in Twin, Queen or King sizes for this price.  Size available varies with color/pattern. Shipping is around $5.95 per order, but can vary depending on your order size.  And you’ll get FREE Shipping on any other orders placed the same day.

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