June 14, 2019

Rise and Shine June 14 – Our Olympia urban farm (we’re home), Ancestry DNA sale, tankless water heaters, Mrs. Meyers cleaner, Men’s journal, 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! We are HOME! We got the keys to our Olympia house on Tuesday afternoon. We’ve spent the last four days unpacking boxes and starting to get settled! Feels so good to be home. If you aren’t familiar with our story – we left Olympia in June 2015 to travel the country in our Airstream – what a special year that was! After we wrapped that we ended up settling in Northern Idaho in fall 2016. We’ve been over in Coeur d’Alene since then – and although it was a great place to live – we yearned for more family-filled holidays and regular get-togethers and we missed the ocean and people of the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Queen Bee’s parents live in Lakewood – and we missed having them around, too. So a year ago we decided we’d move back to Washington this spring after our son’s 5th grade year – seemed like the best time to transition back to the Puget Sound.

We found the perfect house in Northeast Olympia – built in 1890 – it has so much character and the best front porch. The previous owners took amazing care of it and they worked hard to create an urban farm. On this small city corner lot we have four different cherries, apple, yellow plum, kiwis, blueberries, raspberries, grapes, huckleberries, a plethora of flowering plants and a chicken coop. It’s everything I wanted in terms of a “farm” but without the maintenance required for acreage. We also find great value in being in a neighborhood so our kids can run around and play with other kids – and we don’t have to drive long distances to get places. I think this is the perfect mix of all those things.

We’ve spent a lot of time on the front porch this week and have met so many neighbors – I think it’s going to be a great place to set down roots and we’ll be staying put for the foreseeable future.

I can’t wait to get cooking in the kitchen again – sharing recipes and doing FB lives sharing how we’re saving money, growing things in the yard and all the things we’ve done in the past on the blog. I know this type of content has been missing – and it’s really due to the transition that we’ve been in the last few years. Hoping this changes soon.

The Cents of Style – Fashion Friday Weekend Deal is 50% off Patriotic Collection with code FIREWORKS at checkout. This includes shirts, dresses, kimonos, hats, accessories, more. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping. Shop Fashion Friday here.

Find tons of other great Patriotic and 4th of July items from Jane.

For a short time get FREE Shipping from all Hanes Brands Online Shops including Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Just My Size and more.  Shop Hanes Brands Online Shops here.

Shop the Ancestry.com Father’s Day Sale and get an Ancestry DNA Kit for just $59! This is a great price! Ends June 17. Shop Ancestry.com here.

Jane.com has these cute Character Ears (with lots of new styles added) on sale for $13.99 (reg. $24.99). Shipping is $3.99 for the first time and $1.99 for each additional item.

Find tons of other Disney Inspired items from Jane – clothing, accessories, toys, more.

Right now get an extra 20% off items in the Hanna Andersson Hanna Sale (up to 75% off). Free shipping at $100. Shop Hanna Andersson here.

For a short time Vera Bradley has FREE Shipping on all orders plus 25% off Pool Essentials – tote bags, beach towels, fireworks, paisley and more. Shop Vera Bradley here.

Right now Crocs has 50% off Clogs, Sandals & Jibbitz Charms. Free Shipping on orders $34.99 or more. Shop Crocs here.

*LAST DAY* Through Friday, you can subscribe to Outside Magazine for just $4.99 per year (89% off). You can order up to two (2) years at this price! Just enter code QUEENBEE during checkout. You can use this code sitewide at Discount Mags – often saving at least 20% off of the listed sale prices!

Through Saturday, you can subscribe to Men’s Journal Magazine for $4.99 per year (a 91% savings!) when you use promo code QUEENBEE at checkout. You can order up to four (4) years at this price.

Online and Retail Sales

Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day – New Balance Men’s 247v2 Deconstructed Shoes in Purple Magic are on sale for $32.99 (reg. $89.99).  Get $1 shipping when you use coupon code DOLLARSHIP at checkout. Shop Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day here.

Jane.com has SMUG 3D Blackout Sleep Mask for $11.99 (reg. $18) plus FREE Shipping.

You can also get 3 styles of Deep Cleansing Facial Star Glitter Mask for $7.99 each (reg. $49.99). Shipping is $2.99 for the first item and free for each additional item.

For a limited time Bare Minerals is offering 20% off everything and FREE Shipping when you use coupon code BAREBFFS at checkout. Stack this coupon with Last Chance offers for the best deals! This coupon is valid through Monday, June 17.

Target currently has select Patio Furniture, Cushions, Pillows and Lighting on sale for 25% off. Even better, you can take an extra 15% off when you use coupon code DADS at checkout through Sunday. This deal is available online only. Target Red Card holders qualify for FREE shipping and an additional 5% off.

For a limited time, Eddie Bauer is offering 40% off sitewide plus an extra 50% off clearancewhen you use coupon code SUMMER50 at checkout. Offer excludes sleeping bags, tents, and non-Eddie Bauer brand products. Shipping is FREE on purchases of $99 or more.

REI Outlet – $20 off when you spend $100 or more. Discount applied at checkout. Valid through June 20.  Shop REI Outlet here.

The Cents of Style, Two for Tuesday Deal is Fringe Earrings 2 for $12 (reg. $14.95 each) with code FRINGE at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Shop Cents of Style Two for Tuesday here.

The Cents of Style, What We Wear Wednesday Deal is 30% off Denim with code DENIM30 at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Shop Cents of Style What We Wear Wednesday here.

Cents of Style – Style Steals – Rompers $17.95 (reg. $29.95) with code ROMP at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping. Shop Style Steals here.

Cents of Style, New Arrivals – Buy One Item Full Price from New Arrivals and get another 50% off. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping. Shop Cents of Style New Arrivals here.

Kohl’s – 30% off with Kohl’s Charge and code FAMILY30 at checkout. Buy More Save More (15% off or 20% off $100+) with code SAVEBIG at checkout. And $10 off $50 Father’s Day gifts with code DAD10 at checkout. Earn $10 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent. Shop Kohl’s here.

Shutterfly – FREE Photo Book Upgrade plus 40-50% off everything with code YOUPICK at checkout. Shop Shutterfly here.

Lane Bryant – 40% off Dresses.  Shop Lane Bryant here.

Mixbook -50% off 12×12 Books, 40% off Everything Else. Use code JUNERWD at checkout.  Shop Mixbook here.

Carter’s – Summer Faves 60% off, Extra 20% off $40+ with code SUMMER at checkout. Extra 20% off clearance. Free shipping at $50.  Shop Carter’s here.

Macy’s – Father’s Day Sale – Extra 10-20% off with code DAD at checkout, 25% off select men’s styles with code DAD at checkout. Earn $10 Macy’s Money for every $50 spent.  Shop Macy’s here.


Just in time for upcoming summer adventures! All 2019 Entertainment Books are $12 with FREE Shipping. Valid until June 17 at 9am EST.

Check out these super customizable My Own Weekend Duffle Bags on sale for $12.99 (reg. $35.99) at Jane.com. Available in 21 different colors – plus choose the name and the font. Shipping is $5.99 for your first item and $4.99 for each additional item.

Jane has these Sunlily Roll-n-Go Sun Hats on sale for $11.99 each (reg. $49.99). Available in FIVE different styles. Shipping is $1.99 for your first item and FREE for each additional item.

This week the High Sierra Weekly Steal is this High Sierra Adventure Access Carry-on Wheeled Backpack on sale for $64.99 (reg. $134.99). Shipping is always FREE on weekly deals.

Check out the Samsonite Weekly Steal – for a limited time, this Samsonite StackIt Plus 2-piece Set is on sale for $159.99 (reg. $300).  Shipping is always FREE on weekly steals. For a limited time, you can select expedited shipping for FREE 2-day shipping at checkout!

You’ll find lots of great purse and handbag options on sale at Jane!

You’ll find tons of cardigans on sale over at Jane.com. They’re perfect for layering in the spring!

Jane currently has quite a few kimonos on sale – some of these work great as summer swim covers and others are perfect for layering. What style is your favorite?

Jane has tons of other amazing earrings on sale. Check out all the earrings on Jane.com here!

Shop all the fantastic Necklaces on sale from Jane here. Lots of styles available.

Jane has tons of great bracelets on sale in lots of different styles! Shop Bracelets on Jane.com here.

Shop ebay Deals for items with LOWEST prices currently online and FREE Shipping.

Amazon Deals

We post Amazon deals throughout the day, see the latest Amazon deals here. See all of Amazon’s Deals of the Days here.

Amazon Deal of the Day –   SlideBelts Men’s Golf Ratchet Belts on sale for $28.50 (reg. $75), TODAY only. Available in lots of different colors. These are the best price they’re been. Fantastic reviews.

Amazon Deal of the Day – EcoSmart ECO 11 Electric Tankless Water Heater on sale for $152.45 (reg. $269). This is the BEST price it’s been. Thousands of terrific reviews! This deal good today only, while supplies last.

You’ll also find this EcoSmart ECO 27 Electric Tankless Water Heater on sale for $334.85 (reg. $569). This is the best price it’s been and the reviews on it are fantastic. Price is valid today only; while supplies last.

Amazon has Mrs. Meyer’s Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner, Lemon Verbena, 16 oz bottle (Pack of 3) on sale for $7.89 when you subscribe and save. That works out to $2.63 each. Target carries it for $3.99/bottle. You’ll pay $8.30 without a subscription – or just $2.77 each.

Amazon has Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats, Chocolate Lovers Variety (40 Count) on sale for $8.29 (reg. $11.99). This is just pennies more than the best price it’s been!

Amazon has Crest Toothpaste 3D White Luxe Glamorous White, 3.5oz (Pack of 4) on sale for $9.98 (reg. $16.99). Even better, you can clip a $1 coupon to drop the price to $8.98 – or $2.25 per tube!

Amazon has bubly Sparkling Water, Blackberry, 12oz Cans, 18 Count on sale for $7.89 when you opt in to subscribe and save. That works out to $0.44 per can – a good price!

Let’s make it a great day!

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  1. Congrats on the new house! Unbelievably awesome garden set up – that’s already done! Happy to have you and your family back in the PNW!

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