June 3, 2020

Rise & Shine June 3, 2020 – Arugula pasta salad, Old Navy swim sale, lots of Amazon deals, more


Funky Chicken mug available at Ramona Rose

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 spent most of yesterday offline – between the passing of my grandma and all that’s going on in the world – I’m finding peace in being in the yard, working in the garden, hanging with my kids and trying to unplug. How are you doing?

Yesterday I worked in the garage – breaking down cardboard boxes, cleaning up/organizing tools and garden supplies, and organizing my antique/vintage items that I had for the spring junque market – which was canceled. I also spent a few hours weeding and cleaning – this spring we’ve spent HOURS and WEEKS working in the yard and I feel like we’re making good strides in getting it how we want it to be.

We love this Arugula Pasta Salad with Blue Cheese & Pecans. It makes a delicious side – or you can add chicken to make it more of a filling meal.

Favorite Deals today::

Old Navy has $10 swimsuits for the family. This offer is available online only. Take an extra 20% off sitewide with coupon code SWEET at checkout. Shipping is FREE on $25 or more.

Lane Bryant has hundreds of clearance deals starting at just $10.  Plus all full-priced swim is $29, full-priced dresses are $35 -and- shipping is FREE on $49.

*Last day* Sign up to get 3 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for FREE.  After the 3-month promotion the regularly monthly price is $7.99.  This offer is valid for new subscribers only.

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May 29, 2020

Rise & Shine May 29, 2020 – Grampa’s Weeder, Crockpot Beef Carnita Tacos, Ramona Rose iOS app, subscribe and save deals, more


Funky Chicken mug available at Ramona Rose

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 and TGIF! How are you doing today? Yesterday I spent most of the day in the yard. It was 80 degrees and gorgeous and I needed the therapy of digging in the dirt. I recently acquired this Grampa’s Weeder and I used it yesterday – it’s amazing! Y’all have got to checkout how easily it pulls up weeds! Do you have favorite garden tools or tricks? I’d love to hear about them!

I’m so excited to share that Ramona Rose has an iOS app! The android app is on the way. We’ll be having exclusive products available ONLY through the app and some special coupon codes, too! Download the Ramona Rose iOS app here.

I just ordered a couple boxes of these Ziploc Snack Bags, Easy Open Tabs, 66 Count- Featuring Disney’s Frozen Design on sale for as low as $1.28 with Subscribe and Save! I’m not sure how long the deal will last – but I think it’s a good one!

With all the warm weather coming up, I’m leaning on my grill and crockpot to keep the house cool. These Crockpot Beef Carnitas Tacos from Eat Live Run are a big win in the recipe department! They’re full of flavor, easy and taste like they require much more effort than you’ll put into them.

Favorite Deals today::

This is always one of our favorite deals! Amazon has $5 off any $15+ purchase of Sharpies, Expo, PaperMate, Mr. Sketch, Prismacolor and more!  This offer is valid for a limited time and only on products sold by Amazon.

For a limited time, you can get a 2-month trial of Kindle Unlimited for FREE.  After the two months are up, your subscription will auto-renew at $9.99 a month unless you cancel. Sign up for this trial anytime before June 30.

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May 27, 2020

Rise & Shine May 27, 2020 – A couple puppy photos, floral lounge pants, homemade pesto, reusable straws, more


Funky Chicken mug available at Ramona Rose

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 afternoon! Getting a later start to my day this morning. Sun is shining here in Olympia and I’m grateful for the summer-like day! I hope to get in the yard at some point. I need to put up some chicken barrier to keep them out my sprouting dahlias! We are keeping busy chasing after the puppy – but it also means losing a bit of sleep at night as her tiny bladder means frequent wake-ups. We’re okay with that – but means I slept in this morning more than I should have!

I’m so stinking excited about the items we’re carrying over in our Ramona Rose shop. So grateful for this outlet and this opportunity to serve other small businesses. This morning I uploaded these adorable floral lounge pants.

This Homemade Pesto with Pasta recipe is one of my favorite ways to use up basil. Pine nuts can get expensive – but can be swapped out for other nuts you have on hand. Walnuts, peanuts, almonds and even pecans works great.

Favorite Deals today::

It’s back! For a limited time, you can get a 2-month trial of Kindle Unlimited for FREE.  After the two months are up, your subscription will auto-renew at $9.99 a month unless you cancel. Sign up for this trial anytime before June 30.

Macy’s has this Crux 8-Qt. 10-In-1 Instant Programmable Multi-Cooker on sale for $39.99 (reg. $144.99). Lots of terrific reviews! Shipping is FREE on orders over $25.

The Children’s Place has 60% to 80% off sitewide right now! We found  graphic tees for $3.99 under and basic jeans for $7.80 and under. Clearance is up to 80% off. Shipping is FREE on all purchases.

Today only, you can subscribe to Taste of The South magazine for $14.99 per year (79% off the cover price). Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout.

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May 25, 2020

Rise & Shine May 25, 2020 – A weekend of grief and joy, Amazon couch deal, office supply deal, 50% off Torrid, Seventh Generation laundry soap, more


Funky Chicken mug available at Ramona Rose

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? My grandma passed away this weekend – so it was a difficult couple days. This is my Grandma’s Roll recipe and I made a batch yesterday in honor of her.

On the other side of emotions – we got a puppy this weekend (had already planned that) and so that has been a happy distraction amidst the grief. Her name is Maggie and she is Moose’s biological sister. She and Moose have an Instagram account here.

Amazon has the Amazon Brand – Rivet Cove Mid-Century Modern Tufted Sofa with Tapered Legs on sale for $472.29 – the VERY BEST price it’s been on Amazon. We own this couch and I love it so much I bought the loveseat version of it!

I plan to also spend some time in the garden -it’s my happy place for sure! And I just stocked a whole line of amazing Womanswork Garden gloves, apron and accessories over at Ramona Rose. I’m excited to use them in the garden! Thoughtful gift idea for someone who you know loves working in the yard!

Favorite Deals today::

Save 30% off sitewide at Crocs – no coupon code needed. Prices are marked. Plus, be sure to check out the doorbuster deals for additional savings on select styles. Shipping is FREE on orders $34.99 or more.

This weekend Discount Mags is having a big Memorial Day Blowout Sale. You’ll find lots of discount on popular magazines – no coupon code needed. This sale runs through Tuesday, May 26.

 This Top of the World NCAA Men’s Hoodie Sweatshirt Dark Charcoal Gray (L only) is on sale for $16.33 at Amazon (reg. $35). Great Father’s Day gift idea for any Cougars fan.

Target has 25% off furniture + an extra 15% off select furniture when you shop online. Other awesome deals today include 50% off select bedding and 25% off home items. And check out this Target Circle offer for 20% off family clothes, accessories and shoes. Shipping is FREE on $35 or more.

Lane Bryant is offering 40% off clothing, swim and sleepwear!  All dresses are on sale for $25 or less and all full-priced bras are buy one – get one for $10. Even cooler, all accessories and shoes are B1G1 FREE!

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May 22, 2020

Rise & Shine May 22, 2020 – New puppy this weekend, Womanswork garden gloves, homemade vanilla, $5 off $15 office supplies, Urban Decay, more


Funky Chicken mug available at Ramona Rose

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! TGIF! Are you ready for the weekend? I sure am. We are getting a new puppy tomorrow and Moose doesn’t quite know what to think about all the extra accessories in the living room. LOL. This pandemic is making us do crazy things – who would have thought we’d get two dogs within a year – certainly not me. But Moose has brought us so much joy in the last seven months that we are ready to bring on a friend for him. Any advice on adding another pup to the family?

I plan to also spend some time in the garden -it’s my happy place for sure! And I just stocked a whole line of amazing Womanswork Garden gloves, apron and accessories over at Ramona Rose! I’m excited to use them in the garden! Thoughtful gift idea for someone who you know loves working in the yard!

Portland, Oregon friends! My talented friend Jocelyn just launched an amazing resource for the Portland, Oregon community. Called the Good Food Finder it’s a dynamic and current list of all the fresh produce, grains, meat, dary and prepared foods that are available for local sources. With restaurants closed and community events closed – the good people producing our local foods and products ARE LOOKING TO CONNECT DIRECTLY WITH CONSUMERS! And this website is perfect for it. Check out Good Food Finder here and make sure to share with local Portland folks!

It’s a little early to be talking about the holidays, but every year I think about making homemade vanilla for my holiday baking and as a fun gift for friends. The only problem is it takes 6 months – and I never remember in time! This recipe for Homemade Vanilla from Sally’s Baking Addiction is full of helpful tips if this is something you’ve thought about trying yourself.

Favorite Deals today::

This is always one of our favorites! Amazon has $5 off any $15+ purchase of Sharpies, Expo, PaperMate, Mr. Sketch, Prismacolor and more!  This offer is valid for a limited time and only on products sold by Amazon.

*Ends tomorrow* Target has swimsuits on sale Buy one, get one FREE.  You’ll also find sandals for everyone on sale buy one, get one FREE. Shipping is FREE on orders of $35 or more.

Save an extra 50% off clearance prices at Torrid. No code needed. You’ll also find 30% off regularly priced dresses. Now is a great time to redeem any Torrid Cash you may have earned recently. Shipping is currently FREE on all orders.

Amazon has this Shop Succulents Assorted Collection of Live Air Plants, 8 count on sale for $14.99 (reg. $21.49). Best price. I ordered these last time they popped up and they are lots of fun! I haven’t killed them, yet!

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May 20, 2020

Rise & Shine May 20, 2020 – Headbands with buttons for face masks, dutch baby recipe, deal on air plants, Pound Puppies classic (remember these), more


Queen of the Farmhouse mug available at Ramona Rose

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! Today is Mr. Queen Bee’s birthday. We are working in the shop this morning. . . kids are doing school work and we’re going to get takeout tonight from our favorite neighborhood restaurant (which just opened up after being closed for a month). It will be a simple celebration at home – like so many of you all who have celebrated birthdays at home during this weird time.

Portland, Oregon friends! My talented friend Jocelyn just launched an amazing resource for the Portland, Oregon community. Called the Good Food Finder it’s a dynamic and current list of all the fresh produce, grains, meat, dary and prepared foods that are available for local sources. With restaurants closed and community events closed – the good people producing our local foods and products ARE LOOKING TO CONNECT DIRECTLY WITH CONSUMERS! And this website is perfect for it. Check out Good Food Finder here and make sure to share with local Portland folks!

We got new headbands into the shop yesterday! They have buttons on the side to save your ears from the pressure of face masks. If you’re an essential worker and are wearing masks constantly – these would be great! Just $11.99. Our shipping for Ramona Rose is $4 for the first item, $8 for two or more items. Place any paid order and get FREE shipping for 24 hours. See what else is new at Ramona Rose here.

We’re seeing berries on sale everywhere this week! They’d be perfect sprinkled on a Dutch Baby (recipe and photo from the Kitchn).  Made with basic kitchen staple, they’re like a hybrid of a pancake, a crepe, and a popover.

Favorite Deals today::

Amazon has this Shop Succulents Assorted Collection of Live Air Plants, 8 count on sale for $14.99 (reg. $21.49). This is the lowest we’ve seen it go! I ordered these last time they popped up and they are lots of fun! I haven’t killed them, yet!

Vera Bradley is offering 30% off everything sitewide – no coupon code needed!  Some exclusions apply. Shipping is FREE on all orders. This sale ends May 25, 2020.

*Ends today* Catherine’s Plus Sizes has B2G2 FREE Apparel, Accessories, Sleepwear, Bras, Perfect Prices & Suprema!  Shipping is FREE on orders of $49 or more.

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May 19, 2020

Rise & Shine May 19, 2020 – Portland (Oregon) Good Food Finder (check it out), teriyaki salmon recipe, Intex Explorer 200, TOMS Free shipping, more


Queen of the Farmhouse mug available at Ramona Rose

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 afternoon! This morning got away from me. . . so I’m just now writing Rise and Shine. How is your week going? Tomorrow is my hubby’s birthday – so I’ve been busy this morning trying to put some last minute things in place so we can have a quarantine family celebration. It stinks to have a birthday during a time when we can’t go anywhere or have people over – but we’ll make the most of it.

Portland, Oregon friends! My talented friend Jocelyn just launched an amazing resource for the Portland, Oregon community. Called the Good Food Finder it’s a dynamic and current list of all the fresh produce, grains, meat, dary and prepared foods that are available for local sources. With restaurants closed and community events closed – the good people producing our local foods and products ARE LOOKING TO CONNECT DIRECTLY WITH CONSUMERS! And this website is perfect for it. Check out Good Food Finder here and make sure to share with local Portland folks!

We are on a busy urban corner so we have a few Ring flood lights to keep an eye on things. Both practical (motion-activated or timer flood lights) and great video – we’ve been really pleased with the quality of the Ring Flood Light. Costco has them on sale and it looks like Amazon is price matching them – and including an echo dot with purchase – for $199 (reg. $298) –> Ring Floodlight Camera (White) with Echo Dot (Charcoal) The echo dot is just an added bonus – the price alone for $199 is a great deal! Do you have a Ring doorbell or security light?

How amazing does this Teriyaki Salmon with Baby Bok Choy and Shittake Mushrooms look? This recipe from Feasting at Home is a sheet-pan recipe that takes about 20 minutes from start to finish – including cooking time!

Favorite Deals today::

We found this Intex Explorer 200, 2-Person Inflatable Boat Set with French Oars and Mini Air Pump on sale for $18.50 at Amazon (reg. $30). This is just a couple dollars more than the best price it’s been. Great reviews!

Best Buy has the Insignia 6qt Multi-Function Pressure Cooker on sale today for $29.99 (reg. $59.99). This is the lowest we’ve seen it go. This item ships FREE.

Macy’s has Royal Luxe Lightweight Microfiber Color Down Alternative Comforters on sale for $19.99 each (reg. $130). Available in Twin, Full/Queen and King sizes for the same price.

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May 18, 2020

Rise & Shine May 18, 2020 – Ring Floodlight combo deal, Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumpling soup, Urban Decay eyeshadow, more


Queen of the Farmhouse mug available at Ramona Rose

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? Ours was like every other weekend for the last 8 weeks, LOL. Saturday it rained a lot so we did chores in the house and worked in the shop. Yesterday was gorgeous and I spent six hours out in the yard. Mostly weeding and clean-up. With everything going on in the world when I’m digging in the dirt I seem the most grounded. I put on my music and soak up the sun – and between the fresh air and being active I usually finish the day with a sense of contentment and peace. How about you?

The weather this week should be decent so I am certain I’ll have some more afternoons in the yard – I have two last areas that need some weeding and attention and I’ll have done all the spring cleanup.

We are on a busy urban corner so we have a few Ring flood lights to keep an eye on things. Both practical (motion-activated or timer flood lights) and great video – we’ve been really pleased with the quality of the Ring Flood Light. Costco has them on sale and it looks like Amazon is price matching them – and including an echo dot with purchase – for $199 (reg. $298) –> Ring Floodlight Camera (White) with Echo Dot (Charcoal) The echo dot is just an added bonus – the price alone for $199 is a great deal! Do you have a Ring doorbell or security light?

Did you know that many public libraries and schools lend eBooks and Audiobooks for FREE using Overdrive? You can download the Libby app to access your reading materials via whatever device you own. We’ve got more details on this (and the kid version) here.

With the streak of cooler weather, I’ve got this Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumpling Soup on my mind. It’s one that’s easy to throw together and that always has us coming back for seconds!

Favorite Deals today::

Target has swimsuits on sale Buy one, get one FREE.  You’ll also find sandals for everyone on sale buy one, get one FREE. Shipping is FREE on orders of $35 or more.

Macy’s has this Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette on sale for $24.50 (reg. $49). Shipping is FREE on orders over $25.

*Last Day* TOMS is an extra 25% off sale items – just use coupon code BYESPRING to get the discount! Be sure to checkout the new Marvel collection – they’d make great Father’s day gifts.

How cute is this Harry Potter Crochet (Crochet Kits)?  Amazon has it marked down to $14.82 right now (reg. $24.99). This is the BEST price it’s been!

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