August 12, 2020

Rise & Shine August 12, 2020 – Baby-sitters Club, grilled salmon, Costco membership deal, back-to-school deals, more


Do Good Today mug from Ramona Rose
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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 afternoon! How are is your week going? Has your area started school yet? I see a lot of back-to-school posts on Facebook. .  . and we don’t go back to school (online/distance learning) until September 9! We still have four weeks. The kids are getting antsy and well. . .we’re just trying to make the most of summer while still being socially responsible and safe.

Yesterday we stopped into Costco and found a BOX SET of the classic Baby-sitters Club books! The price is $17.99 and it includes 8 classic Baby-Sitters Club books and an exclusive bookmark. I posted last week about how I found my old vintage Baby-sitter club books in the garage and so many of you were envious – saying they were hard to find these days (ever since Netflix series). . . but make a trip to your local Costco – and get the first 8 books in the collection for $17.99.

While at Costco we picked up some fresh Sockeye salmon, which they have for $9.99/lb right now. It’s boneless – which is awesome and it tastes delicious grilled up with some citrus and dill! I just put it in aluminum foil, sprinkle it with dill and lemon pepper. . .and then add either thin onion slices and/or lemon. I didn’t have lemon yesterday and used some orange slices for a citrus flavor and it was yum!  We have been having it paired with roasted brussels sprouts and it makes a filling meal! What have you been making lately? 

I’ve got this Quinoa Avocado Spinach Salad with lemon and chickpeas on the mind. It’s full of protein and flavor!

Favorite Deals today::

Check out this HOT offer for new Costco Membership discount! Groupon is offering a Costco Gold Star Membership for $60 plus get a $40 Costco cash card! This offer is NOT valid for current Costco members or for anyone with a membership that expired from April or later this year.

Our list of back-to-school deals was updated this weekend. It’s full of the best prices we’re seeing on amazon as well as previews on in-store ads to save you time! We hope this list helps you find the best deals for back-to-school supplies.

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August 10, 2020

Rise & Shine August 10, 2020 – Old Babysitter Club books, BEST school supply deals, Discount Mags sale, Crocs and more


Do Good Today mug from Ramona Rose
use code RISESHINE to save 20% off this mug!

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 cleaned the garage. . . which was way overdue. Honestly I don’t think it had been sorted and cleaned since we moved in over a year ago! We will have a garage sale this Friday/Saturday to get rid of things we don’t need anymore.  I shared over on Facebook about my old books I found. . .I had no idea these were in such hot demand! My daughter is so excited to be reading them!

I started Weight Watchers officially last Thursday. While we were camping I had lots of time to reflect on 2020. I’ve been quick to say how much this year sucks. There is so much that is out of our control. . .but you know what is in my control? How I’m taking care of myself. No vacations, no restaurant visits, no distractions outside of the home – I should have plenty of time to eat better and take better care of myself. So I’m committed to making 2020 at least a little bit more tolerable by dropping some weight and focusing on more self care. That way, when I look back at 2020 – I can say, it sucked. . .but I was stronger than the emotional toll and stress of it all.

If you’re thinking about doing the same thing, Weight Watchers is offering your first month free – but TODAY is the last day. I’m on the purple plan. I like it because it encourages lots of vegetables and lean proteins – I can do that! I will start posting my meals on Queen Bee instagram.

Our list of back-to-school deals was updated yesterday. It’s full of the best prices we’re seeing on amazon as well as previews on in-store ads to save you time! We hope this list helps you find the best deals for back-to-school supplies.

This Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe from Brown Eyed Baker is going on my must-try list for the summer! With tips on how to make it from scratch – or using your favorite hot chocolate mix – this looks like a fun and refreshing treat perfect for anyone.

Favorite Deals today::

Target has $10 off when you spend $40 or more on kid and toddler clothing and accessories. We’re seeing great deals like $10 jeans, $5 leggings. Shipping is FREE on $35 or more.

This weekend Discount Mags is having a $4.80 magazine sale. You’ll find over 60 titles included in this sale. This sale ends today.

This Amazon offer for $10 off any $25+ purchase of office supplies is still available! Participating brands include Dymo, Sharpie, Expo, X-acto and more. This offer is valid for a limited time and only on products sold by Amazon.

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August 6, 2020

Rise & Shine August 6, 2020 – We went camping this week, Flybold Slacklines and Ninja Courses, Quinoa avocado salad, Bioworld kid’s backpacks, more


Do Good Today mug from Ramona Rose
use code RISESHINE to save 20% off this mug!

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! We just got back from a few days of camping. . . we found a last minute campsite in a rural part of Northern Idaho and we drove 6.5 hours to spend 3 days sleeping in a tent, soaking up the sun, swimming in the lake and recharging our frazzled hearts. After months of not really leaving the house, it was just what we needed. We wore masks in any of the shared/public spaces . . .but really spent most all of our time around our little campfire or swimming in the lake. I shared some photos over on our travel Instagram if you want to see those here.

We picked a whole bucket of apples from the tree in our backyard this week and I plant to throw them into the dehydrator later today! We might also mix up a little apple crisp. . .we’ll have to see! They are a sour, baking variety. What would you do with these apples?

Be sure to check out our list of the BEST kid’s book deals . . .we’ve been reading a lot at our house and the book deals from Amazon have been helpful as our library is pretty maxed out with holds and requests right now.

Check out this recipe for Quinoa Avocado Spinach Salad, with lemon and chickpeas I shared back in 2013. It’s full of flavor – and quinoa is packed with protein. This serves as a great side or even a full meal on its own. What’s your favorite way to eat quinoa?

Favorite Deals today::

The Joe’s New Balance Outlet Deal today are these Men’s 574 Shoes  for $30 (reg. $79.99). Shipping is FREE on all orders.

This Amazon offer for $10 off any $25+ purchase of office supplies is still available! Participating brands include Dymo, Sharpie, Expo, X-acto and more. This offer is valid for a limited time and only on products sold by Amazon.

*Last Day* TOMS has FREE shipping on all orders – just use coupon code SHIPFREE at checkout! Shipping offer ends August 6, 2020.

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August 5, 2020

Rise & Shine August 5, 2020 – Bic Gold Box Deals, Cosori Air Fryer, Dehydrated Strawberries, Macy’s Backpacks + more


‘2020 Would Not Recommend’ 12 oz Travel Coffee Cup mug from Ramona Rose
use code RISESHINE to save 20% off this mug!

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. 

Happy Wednesday! It seems like the school supply deals have really picked up over the last week or so. Has back-to-school chopping changed for you this year with so many schools opting into distance learning? I’d love to hear how that’s affecting the kinds of items you’re looking for.

Be sure to check out our list of the BEST kid’s book deals . . .we’ve been reading a lot at our house and the book deals from Amazon have been helpful as our library is pretty maxed out with holds and requests right now.

For a limited time, you can get a 2 month trial of Kindle Unlimited for FREE.  After the free trial up, your subscription will auto-renew at $9.99 a month unless you cancel. PERFECT if you’re looking at wanting to try a free audiobook or two this Summer!

We’re starting to see sales on strawberries – and one of my favorite things to do with them is make Dehydrated Strawberries! They’re so delicious and easy to make – but they disappear quickly around here. What’s your favorite thing to dehydrate?

Favorite Deals today::

TOMS has FREE shipping on all orders – just use coupon code SHIPFREE at checkout! Shipping offer ends August 6, 2020.

Torrid has everything on sale for up to 60% off. Online only. You can sort by discount level – just pick 60% off, 50% off or 40% off to sort the deals. Shipping is $6 or FREE to stores.

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August 4, 2020

Rise & Shine August 4, 2020 – Watermelon Lemonade, Waterpik Toothbrush & Flosser Combo, School Supply Deals, Backpacks + more


‘2020 Would Not Recommend’ 12 oz Travel Coffee Cup mug from Ramona Rose
use code RISESHINE to save 20% off this mug!

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 hope your week is off to a good start.

It’s August and I know school is just around the corner for many of you, even if it looks different this year. We’ve been updating this list of back-to-school deals here! We hope this list helps you find the best deals for back-to-school supplies.

Midget Momma has an amazing Watermelon Lemonade recipe – it looks so refreshing! This looks like a fun afternoon treat – maybe even one you could do with older kids. She also links to a watermelon juice recipe that her own kids love.

Favorite Deals today::

Macy’s has select Bioworld Kids Backpacks on sale for $16 each with coupon code BTS (reg. $40). Choose from 5-piece sets with Lunchboxes and Water bottles and two-piece backpack/drawstring bag combos.

Check out the Children’s Place – where you’ll find $4 polos! Lots of other great deals – including backpacks for 50% off, graphic tees for $4.99 or less, basic jeans from $7.99 and more.

Be sure to check out our list of the BEST kid’s book deals . . .we’ve been reading a lot at our house and the book deals from Amazon have been helpful as our library is pretty maxed out with holds and requests right now.

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August 3, 2020

Rise & Shine August 3, 2020 – Eddie Bauer Jeans, Ginger Peach Blueberry Cobbler, FREE Shipping at Hanes, AquaSonic Toothbrush, AmazonBasics Office Supplies + more!


‘2020 Would Not Recommend’ 12 oz Travel Coffee Cup mug from Ramona Rose
use code RISESHINE to save 20% off this mug!

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. 

Can you believe it’s August already? Summer sure seems to be flying by! I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend – it’s been great to soak up the sun here in Washington.

We spent some time yesterday updating our list of back-to-school deals here! We hope this list helps you find the best deals for back-to-school supplies. If you’re looking for something specific to help with the new distance-learning plans feel free to drop us a comment so we can keep a lookout for it!

We’ve been regularly updating this list of the BEST kid’s book deals . . .we’ve been reading a lot at our house and the book deals from Amazon have been helpful as our library is pretty maxed out with holds and requests right now.

This Ginger Peach Blueberry Crisp recipe is one that’s easy to throw together and full of flavor! Serve it with a scoop of your favorite ice cream and enjoy!

Favorite Deals today::

Today only, Eddie Bauer has all women’s Elysian Jeans on sale for $19.99 (reg. $80+). Use coupon code OUTDOORS to save an extra 50% off clearance prices. Shipping is free on orders of $49 or more.

*Ends tonight*  Hanes Brands Shops are offering FREE Shipping on every order, no code required. We found deals like 30% off face masks and codes for 20% at One Hanes Place. Offer is valid through August 3, 2020 only

*Last Day* This weekend Discount Mags is having a big Multi-Year Sale. You’ll find over 125 titles on sale starting as low as $3.75 per year. This sale runs through Monday, August 3.

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July 30, 2020

Rise & Shine July 30, 2020 – Grilled Sweet Potatoes, Lane Bryant Coupon, Craftsman Tools, Amazon Music deal + more!


‘2020 Would Not Recommend’ 12 oz Travel Coffee Cup mug from Ramona Rose
use code RISESHINE to save 20% off this mug!

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. 

Happy Friday! Do you have any fun plans this weekend?

We’ve been regularly updating this list of the BEST kid’s book deals . . .we’ve been reading a lot at our house and the book deals from Amazon have been helpful as our library is pretty maxed out with holds and requests right now.

These Easy Grilled Sweet Potatoes from Kitchn look like a fun and unexpected side dish. They only take about 10 minutes to grill – and the recipe includes a sweet and spicy dressing plus links to other dipping sauces that pair well. Would you try grilling sweet potatoes?

Favorite Deals today::

We shared these new Cricut Deals and Sales happening – including 50% off select totes and 30% off iron-ons and infusible ink. Shipping is FREE on all orders over $99 with coupon code JULSHIP.

Amazon Prime members can get an Echo Dot (3rd Gen) and 2 months of Amazon Music Unlimited bundle for $16.97. Choose from 4 colors. Amazon Music Unlimited is regularly $7.99 per month – and will auto-renew with this purchase unless you cancel your subscription. If you have taken advantage of an Amazon Music Unlimited offer in the past, this deal may not be available to you.

Lane Bryant is offering $50 off any purchase of $100 or more. Just use coupon code SUMMER at checkout to get the discount. You’ll also find clothing, shoes and accessories on sale buy one, get one 50% off.  Shipping is free on orders of $49 or more.

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July 28, 2020

Rise & Shine July 28, 2020 – Zucchinis and plums, new jeans in stock, one-ingredient ice cream, 30% off board games and trading cards, more


‘2020 Would Not Recommend’ 12 oz Travel Coffee Cup mug from Ramona Rose
use code RISESHINE to save 20% off this mug!

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. 

Howdy. . . hope you’re having a great day. . .yesterday was a HOT one here in the Northwest! We stayed pretty cool thanks to fans and otter pops. . . no air conditioning for us. We do have a window unit that we acquired when we bought our house in Idaho – but it’s in a box in the garage and seemed like too much effort to dig it out and set it up. Ha!

I harvested a couple zucchini and some yellow Shiro plums from the yard yesterday! We are still waiting on apples, asian pears, grapes, carrots, tomatoes and other goodies. . . but it does make me happy to be enjoying the fruits of the hard work we put into the yard this year. How is your garden doing this year?

Over at Ramona Rose we got in some new denim! I love the fall buffalo plaid patch denim! We have it available in sizes 00 to 26W! It’s stretchy and comfortable and you’ll want to go DOWN A SIZE from your true size. Find it here.

We’ve been regularly updating this list of the BEST kid’s book deals . . .we’ve been reading a lot at our house and the book deals from Amazon have been helpful as our library is pretty maxed out with holds and requests right now.

We also are updating our back-to-school deal list every weekend! We hope this list helps you find the best deals for back-to-school supplies.

Have you tried this one-ingredient ice cream? It’s bananas – no, really! The only ingredient you need for this creamy frozen treat is bananas. You can add in any mix-ins you like – chocolate chips, peanut butter, raspberries – it’s entirely up to you!

Favorite Deals today::

*Last Day* Torrid has a buy one, get one free clearance sale. This offer is available online only. You’ll also find an extra 60% off clearance dresses. Swim items are on sale starting at $29 for tops, bottoms and cover-ups. Shipping is a flat $6 – or FREE to store.

OshKosh has tons of back to school deals starting as low as $5. Some of our favorite finds are graphic tees for $5 and up, water bottles starting at $8 and face masks for $3 each (while supplies last!).  Shipping is a flat $6.

For a limited time, Eddie Bauer has some of the BEST prices on their most popular items – with prices starting at $9.99. Use coupon code JULY50 to save an extra 50% off clearance prices.

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