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What do you get when you leave 2 boys ages 5 and 6 unsupervised?


What do you get when you leave 2 boys ages 5 and 6 unsupervised?

Zombies

My son was playing at his friends house and when my husband picked him up he came home with a Zombie!  They decided to make themselves into zombies with marker pens.  I thought it was very creative as they had drawn huge stitches on their arms and legs too! But note to self, store markers away from kids : )

What's the worst your kiddies have done that had you in stitches?

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Our Halloween Buy Back


Too much candy?  overall we hit 4 trick or treat events this October and needless to say we ended up with more candy than we gave away


Yesterday we headed to our local dentist and dropped off a HUGE bag of candy to the Halloween Candy Buy Back event! 

My children certainly had fun trick or treating but equally had fun sorting through their candy bags to donate as the incentive was the more candy they donate the more money they make PLUS the troops overseas will enjoy their own halloween candy!

We donated a whopping 9.2lbs of candy and my kids both received $5 each plus a goodie bag with free coupons for their stores!  This event yielded 300lbs of candy. This is a SWEET way to make everyone smile : )

How did your halloween buy back event go?

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Tiny Prints: A Favorite Holiday Card Tradition


We love receiving Christmas cards, we have a lot of friends with children and its just wonderful to receive personalized photo Christmas cards of their family and see how much the children have grown over the year.  These cards I treasure the most.

I also send out my own personalized photo Christmas cards to all of our friends and family every year!  Now my children are older I don't have to pay a fortune for sitting fees and photos at the studios I make my own fun Christmas cards through Tiny Prints by downloading a photo onto their website.  I scout the stores early for fun matching holiday pjs and after the Christmas decorations have gone up I sit the children in front of my winter wonderland scene in my hallway and snap away.  The children know the routine by now and so I get the best smiles from them in exchange for a candy cane (yes bribery goes far).

The picture above was taken last year, don't you just love their smile? so angelic

I also download a tongue-in-cheek photo to the inside of my card.  Readers go "awww" when they see the front but when they open up to read they are faced with this picture below.   I'm sure they laugh out loud as this is a true depiction of my kiddies characters : )

Now the hard part is picking a Christmas design from Tiny Prints.  However, when in the Tiny Prints website you can find filters down the left side help make it easy to narrow down the selection.

I like this whimsical card!
The best part is I save these cards every year and I'll accumulate my own makeshift album through the years!
  Disclosure: this is a sponsored post for Tiny Prints, all opinions are of my own, others opinions may vary.
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Giveaway Round Up! Will you WIN?


Time to Enter some Giveaways!


Windex Prize Pack - Ends 11/8
Step2H Pedometer Giveaway Ends 11/14
Farm Rich Free Coupon Giveaway (3 winners) Ends 11/14

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Thankful Paypal $250 Cash Giveaway - Ends 11/18
$60 Inspired Jewelry Ends 11/21
Tiny Prints 50 Holiday Cards Ends 11/21
Curious George Hardcover Books Ends 11/28
Headchefs Kids Cookbooks Ends 11/28

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And always more giveaways to come....


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AWESOME DEAL ALERT: 2 Disney Personalized Kids books for ONLY $12 + FREE SHIP


AWESOME DEAL ALERT

 2 Disney Personalized Kids books for ONLY $12 + FREE SHIP
New members get a $10 credit so the $22 deal becomes $12 after the credit (WOW), so go ahead and sign up here!  PERFECT FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS

The Fine Print

  • Valid for 2 large personalized Cars-themed or Princess-themed books
  • Shipping included in cost
  • May not be combined with other offers
  • 3 per person limit
  • May redeem on or after 11/5  
  • Redeem Boys Pack includes Disney/Pixar Cars & Disney/Pixar Cars 2 here: www.identitydirect.com/plumdistrict-cars
  • Redeem Girls Pack includes Disney Princess Collection 1 & Disney Princess Collection 2 here: www.identitydirect.com/plumdistrict-princess
  • 30 x full coloured page books
  • Book measurements are 10.875” by 8”
  • Expires 11/30/11

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Lauren Nicole Jewelry $50 for as low as $15



Grab a $50 GC to Lauren Nicole Jewelry for $25 at Plum District.  Check out my review here. New members get a $10 credit so you'll only pay $15 (WOW), so go ahead and sign up here!

NOTE: Voucher only valid for items in the Best Sellers section

The Fine Print

  • May not be applied to taxes & shipping
  • Voucher must be used in 1 transaction
  • May not be combined with other offers
  • Limit 1 voucher per transaction
  • Expires 05/04/12


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Down East Basics Facebook Giveaway to families in need through The Road Home




I love Down East Basics clothes - here's my review!  Normally I have trouble finding things in a store but there were many online that I said I'll take that, I'll take that! 
 



Please ‘like’ www.facebook.com/downeastbasics (and tell your friends too!). If they get 5K new fans by 12/24 – they’ll donate $5K worth of clothes to families in need through The Road Home
 
Its always nice to give back and this giveback is so easy and simple!

I'll be doing a review and giveaway soon for Down East basics so watch this space!
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Reminder Daylight Savings - Fall Back this weekend


Yay we get an extra hour of sleep!
except if you live in the State of Arizona or outside the Mainland (i.e. Hawaii, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam), where the population didn't really do a spring forward

Boo we lose daylight

SO On the first Sunday in November (6th), clocks are set back one hour at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time, which becomes 1:00 a.m. local standard time.

Hopefully the kids cooperate and sleep in this Sunday


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FREE College Student Amazon Account= FREE 2 Day Shipping + Discounts

Amazon Student Acct. Amazon: FREE College Student Account= FREE 2 Day Shipping + Discounts!!!

College students GO HERE  for a FREE Amazon Student Account. Perks include: free 2-day shipping and discounts. You must have an @edu email account to qualify.

You can sign up here and learn more about the Amazon Student Account benefits.

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$60 Knork GC for as low as $20


Knork is innovative forks and flatware sets that cut like a knife.

I reviewed Knork here.  Here's a fabulous Knork deal at Living Social (A daily deal site). 
Purchase a $60 GC for ONLY $25
I believe new members get a $5 credit so your total will be $20
(let me know if this works for you)

Details
Limit two per person • Only two vouchers may be used per transaction • Entire value must be used in a single visit • Other conditions apply • PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON November 3, 2016 • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON January 28, 2012
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Grab a Free Beech Nut Stage 4 Toddler Welcome Kit

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The free Beech-Nut Stage 4 Toddler Welcome Kit is available again.
It comes with a coupon for a completely Free Beech-Nut product.
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10 Free Holiday Cards + Free Ship (New Code)


I am just loving all of these awesome free photo offers…
 
NEW CODE ALERT! FITFIDO10
 
 Currently, you can head on over here to create 10 FREE personalized Holiday Photo cards with envelopes from MyPublisher.com ($17.90 value)!

Just choose your designs, customize your cards with photos and more, then head to checkout. During checkout, use coupon code FITFIDO10  which will deduct the cost of the cards and leave you to pay nothing… even shipping is FREE! You won’t even have to enter any sort of credit card info!
 

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Haute Look Deals with Living Social Deal


Haute Look Deals with Living Social Deal - sounds like a tongue twister but its easier than it sounds!

Purchase the $50 HauteLook.com voucher for only $25 at Living Social, scroll down and click on the HauteLook.com offer under “Nearby Deals”.  Then head to Haute look.

Right now hautelook is selling Ooohlala of Beverly Hills bath/beauty products. Grab a body lotion, two body washes, a body scrub, a pumice soap bar and 2 sets of bath bombs with your voucher. Also, shipping is only $4.95! The products totaled $129.25 if brought on the website. That’s an almost 77% savings. This will make a great, luxury Christmas present.



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Soap.com Deal: $20 GC for only $10 PLUS Free SHIP and ebates stacking


If you haven’t used Soap.com before, there is a super HOT deal on Gilt/BuywithMe (formerly BuyWithMe.com) where you can get a $20 Soap.com voucher for as low as $8! PLUS FREE SHIPPING

Click here to access the Soap.com deal for a $20 Soap.com voucher for $10 (NEW SOAP.COM MEMBERS ONLY)

Soap.com carries laundry detergent, Ziploc bags, shampoo, and vitamins.  Now they carry grocery items, too!

Once you order this voucher, don't forget to go through ebates for some cashback
 
Details
Offer is final sale and nonrefundable. Offer must be redeemed by February 2, 2012. 
*Soap.com Vouchers are sold by Gilt Groupe, an authorized reseller of Soap.com Vouchers. Soap.com, the Soap.com logo and the Soap.com logo are trademarks of Soap.com

Soap.com vouchers may be used only to purchase eligible goods on Soap.com. Vouchers cannot be redeemed for purchases of gift certificates and can only be applied to one order. The full value must be redeemed in a single transaction. Vouchers cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or promotion. Limit one voucher redemption per household. Vouchers cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred for value, redeemed for cash or applied to any other account. Soap.com is not responsible if a voucher is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without permission. 

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HOT $5 off $10 Hallmark Gold Crown Purchase Coupon!

hallmark gold crown coupon HOT $5 off $10 Hallmark Gold Crown Purchase Coupon!

Hurry over to Hallmark’s Facebook page where you can print out a $5 off $10 Hallmark Gold Crown purchase coupon.

There are only 35,000 of these so don’t delay!

These are great to use on wrapping paper, ornaments and gifts for teachers!
 
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Earn 25 Recycle Bank Points



Earn 25 more points on Recycle Bank

Did you know that composting at home can be easy? Recyclebank and Q-tips® cotton swabs are bringing you the basics on what can and can't be composted in a brand new Recyclebank Point earning opportunity. You'll be surprised to learn what household items are compostable!

Find out more about composting and claim 25 Recyclebank points now!

Click the “Earn Points” link in the box above and watch the short video on Composting and then take the short quiz to earn 25 more Recyclebank points!


Q-Tips cotton swaps

I love recyclebank as I can redeem my points for coupons and even gift cards.  Currently, you can snag several FREE food item coupons from McDonald’s for only 100 points, like a FREE small McCafe Smoothie, FREE Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, FREE Small Cone, and more

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New Pampers 10 Point Code

Pampers

Add 10 points to your Pampers Gifts to Grow account with the following code:
CABRANDSVRNOV11
 
Check out the other 10 point code posted here
 
New members who sign up get 100 free points
 
Thanks Hip2save
 
If you love collecting codes - then head here for some Disney Movie rewards codes for a free box of Pop Secret Popcorn 

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Did you win the Spooky Buddies DVD Giveaway?



Winner of the Spooky Buddies DVD Giveaway
Hannah (confirmed via email)

Congratulations Hannah
Didn't win? Don't worry here's a list of all my open giveaways!
Be in it to WIN IT



Step2H Pedometer Giveaway Ends 11/14
Farm Rich Free Coupon Giveaway (3 winners) Ends 11/14
Windex Prize Pack - Coming 10/21
Thankful Paypal $250 Cash Giveaway - Ends 11/18
Getting Ready for the Holidays Giveaway Starts 11/7

We are over 8000 facebook fans some come enter the giveaway here

And always more giveaways to come....


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Lose weight with Smart Ones - printable coupons

Weight Watchers Smart Ones
 
I took the plunge and joined weight watchers and have started the Smart Ones microwaveable meals to beat the bulge.. 
My first week I lost 1.4lbs and excited for my second week
 
You know what you are getting calorie, carb and protein wise and works wonderfully with the Weight Watchers points system.  I love the breakfast quesadillas and the thai meals are pretty good.
 
Fill out this form to get a $3/10 SmartOnes Weight Watchers product coupon. Note: This offer is only valid for females ages 21 and older who eat SmartOnes products at least once a month.
 

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Review: Sante Nuts with a Zing and Crunch Like No Other


Are you nuts for nuts?

We love nuts in our household, at baseball games we bring sunflower seeds, at football games we bring peanuts in a shell and for parties I put out a bowl of assorted nuts.  When Santé sent me a sample pack of their specialty nuts I was overjoyed as I'm always up for trying new foods. 


 As I write I'm snacking on some garlic almonds.  I love almonds to begin with but the zip and zing with a hint of sweet makes these just to die for.  Plus a little heat makes your lips want to taste more and oh my the crunch factor is amazing because most nuts contain natural oils that makes them a little greasy tasting.

What makes these nuts so crunchy and tasty?
Santé uses a spice recipe with all natural quality ingredients, top that with only the highest quality nuts and small roast batches. Lastly they use a secret technique that minimizes the amount of oil the nut absorbs during the roastiong process.  Less oil means less fat, more crunch in each bite and more nuts for you : )

Santé offers four tantalizing flavors - Candied Walnuts, Candied Pecans, Roasted Salted Pecans, and Garlic Almonds (discussed above).  My favorite has to be the candied pecans, they are melt in your mouth and someone stop me as I can't stop eating them.






Check out this recipe for Pear, Arugula & Endive Salad with Candied Walnuts.  This pear pecan stuffing may just end up on my thanksgiving table this year!


COUPON CODE ALERT
Order your Sante Nuts here using your 25% OFF Exclusive Discount Code:  2011-Blog-029
The code expires December 13, 2011 so stock up now for the holidays - this makes a perfect treat for your guests.

Disclosure: I received Sante Nut samples for review purposes.  All opinions are of my own, others opinions may vary.



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Disney Movie Rewards: 50 Point Bonus Code Offer


If you have a Disney Movie on hand… possibly the newly released Cars 2 movie, then you’ll want to make sure to enter the following code M1D17MAIGNEH in your Disney Movie Rewards account FIRST (before entering the code found on the Disney movie). By entering this code first, you’ll score 50 bonus points on top of what you’ll earn from the movie purchase! And keep in mind, that you can enter a code from any Disney DVD or Blu-Ray… it doesn’t have to be Cars 2.

* Just make sure to enter the code above first and then the movie code. Also, you need to enter these codes before November 15th (as that is the deadline).

PLUS head here to find out how to score a free box of Pop Secret popcorn through Disney movie Rewards

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I love it!



Guest post written by my buddy Aldo Mays

There’s nothing not to love about online shopping if you ask me. You don’t have to go to the mall and fight all those crowds and if I Google long enough I can almost always find some sort of sale code to type in at the end of the transaction. I recently got get.wildblue.com/ at home so I’ve been spending a lot more time looking for clothes online, mostly for my daughter who’s a teenager. She’s a good kid and I know she appreciates when I’m able to get her something new so I don’t mind doing it in the least! I sometimes get myself something too, of course, but since I’m a couple sizes bigger than I’d like to be I don’t really have much interest in getting clothes at the moment. Maybe I’ll be inspired by looking to lose those last 20 pounds from the baby but who knows, I may just end up keeping them on forever. Either way, online shopping is the way to go for my family.


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Cars 2 Movie DVD Coupons & Rebates

 
CARS2 came out on DVD this past Tuesday!
 
If you haven't already scored the DVD yet here's some coupons to help you along
 
COUPON
Go here to print a coupon for $5 off the Cars 2 Blu-ray/DVD 5 disc combo pack.  You can also find a coupon for $5 off the Cars 2 DVD on the back of specialty marked Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks (this coupon is great if you just want the DVD and do not to splurge on the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.)
 
REBATES Thanks Hip2save
Spend $20 on select Kimberly Clark products and the Cars 2 movie and get $10 back
Spend $10 on select J&J products and the Cars 2 movie and get $10 back
 
Get $5 back by mail when you buy Cars 2 on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and any AA/AAA – 10 C/D – 4 or 9V-2 packs of Rayovac Batteries (look in your 10/30 SS for a $1/1 Rayovac coupon).
 
Note you'll only get 2 proof of purchase tabs on each DVD so choose only 2 of the above rebates to do!
 
A nice saving!
 
Here's a film clip for you

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Did you win the Farberware 10 Speed Blender Giveaway?



Judy H (confirmed via email)

Congratulations Judy
Didn't win? Don't worry here's a list of all my open giveaways!
Be in it to WIN IT



Step2H Pedometer Giveaway Ends 11/14
Farm Rich Free Coupon Giveaway (3 winners) Ends 11/14
Windex Prize Pack - Coming 10/21
Thankful Paypal $250 Cash Giveaway - Ends 11/18
Getting Ready for the Holidays Giveaways Starts 11/7

And always more giveaways to come....

We are over 7900 facebook fans.  When we get to 8000+, another prize giveaway will start : ) spread the word


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PMD Personal MicroDerm System Review


I'm Chinese so I'm blessed with young looking skin naturally and have always look younger than my age.  However, living the western life of beach time in the summer and cold winters has accelerated the aging process unnaturally.  With time I've noticed blemishes on my face and I do use a moisturizer with SPF and foundation with SPF for preventative maintenance.   I've never had a professional skin consultation but there are many out there.  One such procedure is a microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is an effective, non-surgical way to get rid of acne scars, fine wrinkles and sunspots by exfoliating the top layers of the skin. No chemicals or laser beams are used, only aluminum oxide micro crystals that gently sandblast your skin, leaving it smooth and fresh. Microdermabrasion also stimulates collagen production, helping your skin rejuvenate faster than normal. Also called the lunchtime peel, microderm abrasion takes up to one hour and has no downtime. 

How much does it cost?
A professional microdermbrasion treatment costs, on average, $75 to $200, depending on where it is performed and the area treated. For best results, more than one microderm abrasion session is needed. There are also the so-called hidden costs (use special gel and cream that are needed before and after the treatment).  Well that really is out of my budget.


SkinCareRx offers an at home microdermabrasion system at a more affordable low price of $179.  The system includes 1 personal microderm, 5 exfoliating discs (2 green and 3 blue), 1 electric cord (Standard U.S. Outlet), 1 facial cap, 1 body cap, 1 reusable filter, Instructional CD and Pamphlet.  I was given the opportunity to try the product for myself.  I was hesitant as I do have sensitive skin, but was glad to see this kit comes complete with an 8 minute instructional CD and a booklet to help me become fully informed before using this products.  I also went online to the SkinCareRx site to read all the comments and was happy and reassured to see a review grade of 4 out of 5 for 94 reviews.

I decided to try this out on my hands first just to see how it felt.  I used the blue disc (for sensitive skin types) and it wasn't bad, I made sure to pull my skin tight and not hold over one spot and use continuous motion.  I then moved onto the blemishes on my face, after the first treatment my face was red (similar to sunburn) and I made sure not to apply any creams soon after.  The redness didn't last long and does get better with subsequent treatments as your skin gets used to it.  You can tell it works not only by smoother skin but from all the dead skin cell that you can see getting sucked up by the vaccum (gross but necessary).  For best results pairing the Personal Microdermabrasion Kit with additional product to promote healing and balance PH such as toner and a cell renewel serum is recommended. 

I like how this product is not only to be used on the face, you can use it on your elbow, hands, feet or wherever you have dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles so you can get more bang for your bucks.  If you plan on trying the Personal Microdermabrasion Kit just ensure you watch the video and read the literature carefully and consult a physician if in doubt. 

BUY IT
Purchase your at home microdermabrasion system at SkinCareRx.   Go through ebates for a 7% cashback

Disclosure: I was provided a sample for my review, all opinions are of my own, others opinions may vary.

FREE John Frieda Full Repair Samples


Hurry on over here to request a FREE Sample of John Frieda Full Repair Full Body Shampoo & Conditioner, courtesy of Shape magazine!
*Allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery.

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Sneak Peek into the Getting Ready for the Holidays Giveaway

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Holidays are fun times for my family.  As well as being a religious event for us, its also an excuse to donate, give, splurge and indulge.  However, it can also be a stressful time getting things ready as the festivities begin.
 
So here are some fun giveaways to help you prepare for the holidays.  Each day from Monday November 7th thru Saturday November 13th there will be a giveaway per day : )
 
Here is a sneak peek into the giveaways for this event
 
 

Totsy Giveaway starts Monday November 7th


Personalized Stampster Giveaway starts Tuesday November 8th

HeadChefs Cookbook Giveaway starts Wednesday November 9th

Lenox Trim-a-Tree Teacher Ornament Giveaway starts Thursday November 10th

Renuzit Giveaway starts Friday November 11th

Paper Coterie
Paper Coterie Giveaway starts Saturday November 12th

Paper Coterie Giveaway starts Sunday November 13th

Come back November 7th to enter to win...









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