March 14, 2017

Rise and Shine March 14 – We started painting! Pot roast recipe, update on my March goals, Nordstrom clearance, awesome necklaces/bracelets, TOMS free shipping, Gymboree 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, sunshine! How’s it going? Last night we started painting the living room around 6:30 p.m.! That’s just how things happen when you’re juggling dinner, homework and other obligations. The gray color that I bought would seem to have a blue/lavender tone to it. . . .I am really TERRIBLE at picking out paint colors. Terrible. I’m like 0 for 23 when it comes to my history of picking out paint colors for our homes. Ha!  It looks 100% GRAY in the swatch and the can. 🙂 But, I think once we get rid of the sage green walls (also in the living room) it should help make it more gray. I think getting whiter lights in our fixtures will help with that, too. I’m an optimist . . . who can’t pick out paint colors.

We shall see how the coloring shakes out. . . . but overall I’m excited to cover all the small holes left by the previous owners who used the plastic screw anchors to hang up everything. And I can’t wait to put photos from our travels on this wall. Will share more photos as we make progress! And it does feel good to do a home improvement project – it has been nearly 2 years since we’ve done any sort of project like this.

Yesterday I picked up my Zaycon Fresh roasts and I’ll be throwing one in the slow cooker as soon as I wrap up Rise and Shine. Our favorite recipe is this Mississippi Pot Roast recipe. It melts in your mouth! Everyone in the family loves it.

Yesterday I shared an update on my goals for this monthPainting the living room is on that list – so I’m happy we’ll be checking that off this month. You can read my goals update to find out how I’m doing.

I’m always scoping out Nordstrom clearance and noticed they marked down a TON of items today. A lot is 40% off but I found some great deals at 65% off, too. Specifically I noticed they have a TON of houseware items on sale. Things that would make great gifts! Shipping is free, no minimum.

And this week Cents of Style is having a Two for Tuesday sale and Tribe Jewelry is 2 for $15 with code 2FORBIRTHDAY at checkout (reg. $24.95 each). These are so cute. I’ve been really digging the Cents of Styles stuff lately. I’ve ordered from them a lot before and ordered two necklaces this morning! Score! Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Shop Cents of Style Two for Tuesday here.

Online and Retail Sales

TOMS – FREE Shipping on all orders!  Shop TOMS here.

Gymboree – LAST DAY! FREE Shipping plus 50% off Spring Break Picks, Easter Shop, Swim and more.  Shop Gymboree here.

Living Social – 20% off sitewide with code PIDAY at checkout.  Shop Living Social here

Bebe Bella Minky Chenille Toddler Blankets 7-22-16

*LAST DAY* For a short time you can get select Bebe Bella Minky Chenille Toddler Blankets as low as $29.99 each (reg. $66+) plus FREE Shipping on all orders $29.99 or more.  Lots of styles and colors available. These make wonderful gifts!  Valid through March 15, 7am CT.

Cents of Style – LAST DAY! Raglan T-Shirts for $16.95 (reg. $29.95 – $39.95) with code BOLD9 at checkout. I ordered one of these a couple weeks ago when they were this price – and I LOVE IT! I got the shirt that says “Dream Big, Hustle Harder” and I wear it on days I’m working from home. Super comfortable cotton. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Valid through March 14.   Shop Cents of Style Bold and Full Wendesday here.

Disney Store – Bonus 40% off with code BONUS40 at checkout.  Shop Disney Store here.

Old Navy – Spring Fling Sale – all pants, jeans and tops up to 40% off plus TODAY only save extra 31% off with code PIE at checkout.  Free Shipping on orders $50 or more. Shop Old Navy here.

Through March 20, REI is offering an extra 25% off Clearance items.  No coupon code needed, discount applied at checkout.  Free shipping on orders $50 or more.

Crazy 8 – Everything $12.99 and Under. Free Shipping when you pay with Visa Checkout using any major credit or debit card.  Shop Crazy 8 here.

GAP – Up to 40% off Everything plus Extra 20% off with code BONUS at checkout.  Free Shipping on orders $50 or more.   Shop GAP here. – 40% off Lids Exclusive Headwear plus 30% off NBA Apparel and NCAA Hoodies $19.99.  FREE Shipping on orders $50 or more.  Shop Lids here.

Joe's New Balance Outlet logo

Through April 1, Joe’s New Balance Outlet is offering an $1 Shipping on all orders with code DOLLARSHIP at checkout.  Plus for a short time all shoes are 30% off with free shipping on orders $65 or more.  No code needed, discount taken in cart.

Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day – Men’s New Balance 3040 Running Shoe – $29.99 (reg. $159.99).  $1 shipping on orders DOLLARSHIP at checkout.  Plus extra 30% off all shoes and Free Shipping on orders $65 or more.  Shop Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day here.

REI Garage Deal of the Day – Black Diamond CoEfficient Jacket – Women’s – $73.73 (reg. $149). FREE Shipping to store or on orders $50 or more.  Shop REI Garage Deal of the Day here.

New Sam’s Club Membership offer – get a FREE $25 gift card when you join Sam’s Club! Membership cost is $45/year and you’ll receive a $25 Sam’s Club e-gift card when you sign up here.  Did you know Sam’s Club has a Mom’s and Dad’s Club? It’s free for members to join and you’ll get free samples, exclusive discounts and special offers.


There is a fantastic new deal from Cricut – Extra 10% off plus FREE Shipping when you use code LOVECRICUT at checkout.  This makes for great deals on many of the Cricut Bundles (excludes Cricut Air 2 and Cricut Access).

Target  – Up to 20% off patio or home items plus extra 10% off with code STPATRICK at checkout.  Also FREE $5 gift card when you spend $20 on sun care and Spring Break and SwissGear Luggage on Sale. FREE Shipping on orders $25 or more.  Save an additional 5% with Target REDcard debit or credit card. Shop Target here.

Right now at Macy’s, spend $35 on a Estee Lauder purchase and get a FREE 7-piece gift.  Spend $75 or $100 and get extra gifts.  Plus all beauty orders get FREE Shipping.

The Children’s Place – 50% off Entire Site, no exclusions! Free Shipping on ever order.  Clearance as low as $1.99.  Shop The Children’s Place here.

Through Wednesday, you can subscribe to Sports Illustrated Magazine for only $24.99 per year (90% off). You can order up to one (1) year at this price. Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout to get the discounted price!

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 DaySunforce 82080 80-LED Solar Motion Light – $29.99 (reg. $56.99).  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day Lumina Full HD 1080P Zoom-Series Ultra Wide Angle Dashboard Camera DVR Camcorder Recorder Car Dash Cam with G-Sensor – $74.39 (reg. $244.99).  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day –  FLOW Faucet by BioBidet, Hands Free Motion Sensing Technology Brushed Nickel Kitchen Faucet, Dual Spray – $169.99 (reg. $259.99). This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day Up to 30% off select TP-Link networking products.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent – 14′ x 9′ on sale for $189.99 (reg. $249.99), BEST price

Snap Circuits Motion Electronics Discovery Kit on sale for $54.97 (reg. $84.99).  This is a GREAT price, just a couple dollars more than the BEST price it has been on Amazon.

Caravan Sports Infinity Zero Gravity Chair, Beige to $35.51 (reg. $79.99), BEST price

SKLZ PitchBack Youth Baseball Trainer for Throwing, Pitching, and Fielding to $12.99 (reg. $24.99), BEST price

Tic Tac Strawberry Fields Singles, 1 Ounce (Pack of 12) as low as $7.86 shipped with Subscribe and Save, when you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month.  Just $0.66 each.

Amazon has Tropicana Apple Juice, 10 Ounce (Pack of 24) for just $12.33 when you Subscribe & Save. If you have 5 or more active subscriptions, your price drops to $11.03 shipped – this is just $0.46 each!

Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Pads Set: Adventure (245+ Stickers) on sale for $4.24, add-on item, BEST price

This Melissa & Doug Prehistoric Reusable Sticker Pad is also on sale for $4.24, add-on item, BEST price

Check out our big list of the BEST Subscribe and Save Deals we could find on Amazon! Subscribe and Save is a great way to save on groceries every month. Let us know if you find other great S&S deals on Amazon and we’ll add them to the list.

Amazon Prime Pantry - Best Deals

We’ve updated our list of the BEST deals we see currently in Amazon Prime Pantry to help you fill your box at the best price possible.  Wondering what Amazon Prime Pantry is?  Read the original Prime Pantry post here.

Recipes, meal planning, grocery store

See this week’s grocery ads here – Fred Meyer and Safeway and Albertsons and WinCo deals. Get the latest Costco coupon deals here.

Zaycon Fresh –  Our favorite place to find deals on bulk meat is Zaycon Fresh. The products are delicious, prices fantastic and customer service has always been exceptional. TODAY only, save an extra 17% off Premium Hickory Smoked Bacon with code PIDAY at checkout – $3.14/lb (reg. $3.79/lb).

Recently we shared our newly updated Costco price list! Hooray! I love this list and find it so helpful. This list is created by going through the store – by hand! – and compiling the current prices and quantities. Then we figure out the per unit prices so you can compare apples to apples! Costco is often the best deal, but not always, and this list helps you figure that out!


Check out this new high-value $4 off on one Revlon Face Cosmetic item printable coupon. We’ve got the scoop on a hot Target deal that uses this coupon, though we’d love to hear what other deals you’re finding with it!

Check out these two new printable coupons for $1 off any one package Tyson Chicken Nuggets and $1 off any one Tyson Chicken Strips or Any’tizers Snack product.

Head over here to print your coupons

$1.00 off one V8 Energy Product
$1.00 off any 2 Louisiana Fish Fry Products
$1.00 off any 2 Louisiana Fish Fry Products
$1.00 off one McCormick or McCormick Gourmet
$3.50 off any 3 McCormick or McCormick Gourmet
$0.55 off one Natures Own Life
$1.00 off any 2 Louisiana Fish Fry Products
$2.25 off any 2 McCormick or McCormick Gourmet
$1.00 off any 5 LEAN Cuisine
$0.55 off one Cobblestone Bread Co
$4.00 off one Claritin Liqui-Gels
$0.75 off one Scott Bath Tissue
$15.00 off one FoodSaver Appliances
$1.00 off one FINISH Jet-dry Cleaner or Detergent
$0.75 off one Sprayway Product
$2.00 off one FoodSaver Bags
$0.75 off one Finish Detergent
$1.50 off one Aveeno Body Lotion
$5.00 off one Albolene
$5.00 off one Albolene
$1.00 off one Pert
$2.00 off bag of IAMS Dry Dog Food

Other Ways to Save . . .

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