January 8, 2013

Rise and Shine Jan. 8 – Chicken coop tour, quinoa lemon salad, wedding gown sale

Good morning!

I’m a little behind today because my internet wasn’t working this morning. Gotta have that to blog! But we are back up and running, so let’s get this frugal party started for the day.

I’m super excited to restart our online chicken coop tour. I plan to share a photo of a chicken coop every Saturday morning. I think it’s inspiring and helpful for folks to see the many different ways you can raise backyard chickens. I haven’t mentioned our chickens much lately because there hasn’t been much to report – they lay low in the winter with fewer eggs and since they go to bed when it’s dark, they are resting up for the spring! Send in photos of your chicken coop – if I feature your coop on the blog you’ll get a $10 Amazon gift card! And if you’re thinking about raising chickens, check in Saturday morning for coop photos!

Only two days left to enter! Make sure and enter my giveaway for a $100 Amazon gift card here.

And you can also enter my giveaway for a $100 Goldstar credit, ends January 16!


$1 off one Gardein™ frozen entree product
$1 off (1) Package of El Monterey Taquitos
$1 off Glade Decor Scents holder or 2 refills
$2 off any Glade Sense & Spray starter kit
$1 off 2 Scrubbing Bubbles toilet products
$1 off Glade PlugIns Scented Oil warmer
$1 off any two Glade Automatic Spray refill
$1 off any two Glade Sense & Spray refills
$1 off Scrubbing Bubbles kitchen Cleaner
$1 off 2 Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom products
$1 off Scrubbing Bubbles All Purpose Cleaner
$1 off two Glade Carpet & Room Odor Eliminator
$2 off Glade PlugIns Scented Oil refill
$1 off any two Windex products
$1.50 off any two Glade 4-oz. Jar Candles
$1 off Dial Liquid Hand Soap Refill
$2 off 2 Milo’s Kitchen home-style dog treats

Find more printable coupons on Coupons.com.


Get a FREE cup of Starbucks Blonde Roast, valued at $2.16! This is a great freebie, no purchase necessary. Just enter your email over at the Starbucks Facebook page and they’ll send you an email for a free coffee. Make sure and tip your sweet barista

There are still lots of Great Wolf Lodge locations on Groupon this morning. Some have sold out (like Grand Mound) but there are still lots of locations left!

$25 to Vine.com (eco-friendly products) for only $12 – Amazon Local


I hope you’re enjoying this soup and salad series as much as I am! Last night I posted a recipe for a Quinoa Lemon Salad. Tonight I think I’m going to make a kale, white bean soup. Although I’m never entirely certain what I’m doing until I get in the kitchen.

This salad recipe is part of our Soup and Salad recipe series!

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We should have grocery deals up later today.  Here are this week’s grocery match-ups and deals (thru today):  Albertsons  Fred Meyer  QFC   Safeway


*NEW* Olympia (Capital Mall) – Menchie’s Olympia$10 to Spend on Frozen Yogurt and Toppings (Amazon Local)

*NEW* Portland, OR – A Painted LadyTwo-Night Stay for Two in a Den, Guest Room, or Suite. Combine Up to Four Nights. $165

*NEW* Seaside, OR – The Gilbert Inn –  Two-Night Stay for Two in a Standard Room. Combine Up to Four Nights. From $99

Hood River, OR – Vagabond Lodge – Two- or Four-Night Stay for Four in a Large-View Room. One Kid Stays Free – from $99 (reg. $200)

The Resort at The Mountain – Welches (Mt. Hood), OR – One-Night Stay for Two Adults. Up to Two Kids Stay Free – $79 (reg. $159) We love this place. See our review of the Resort on the Mountain here.

Pacific City, OR – Eco-Friendly B & B near Oregon Coastline – The Craftsman Bed & Breakfast – start at $78/night (reg. $130)


Rain Boot sale over at 6pm.com – Prices start around $10 for kids for brand name boots and go up from there. See the sale here —> Foul weather friends: BOOTS select styles $50 or less! (01/08-01/10)

Amazon Daily Deal – Bosch PS31-2AL1A 12-Volt Lithium-Ion 3/8-Inch Drill/Driver with 2 L-BOXX Cases $93.99 (reg. $199.99)

I guess Amazon does really have everything – they are having a David’s Bridal Wedding Gown Sale! It’s been a long time since I got married, but they seem to have some great deals. You can also shop The Knot Wedding Shop for wedding deals.

What are your plans today? I hope you have a wonderful day! 


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