Monday, November 28, 2011

Best Cyber Monday Deals

This being the first Cyber Monday after Thanksgiving the savings are BIG!

Here are the top savings for today:

Christopher and Banks - 50-80% off Everything and Free Shipping

NY&Company - 50% off Everything & Free Shipping
*Use Code: 2129

*Use code: HUGECYBER

KOHLS - 20% off already low prices
*Use Code: CYBER20

Amazon (Widget in righthand sidebar)
Deals like: 50% off Jeans, 30% off Shoes, 75% off Jewelry

RC Willey - Savings & Giveaways

JCPenney - Savings & Free shipping on $25

Sears - B1G1 Free on LazyBoy recliners
Free Shipping with Code: REALJOY

For more sites offering savings go to:
Pinching Your Pennies

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Craft and Food Ideas

During the week of Thanksgiving my children love to spend the entire week making crafts and baking fun treats.

Here are some of the fun and creative things we've done (or at least the ones I took pictures of):

Sugar Cookie Turkeys-
These are an easy treat for the little ones to grab on the run instead of sitting down for a piece of pie. Just use round cookies, candy corn and sixlets for the eyes. The children especially like the red eyed ones because they look a little creepy!

Turkey Centerpieces-
This was a fun craft and looks cute on the table during dinner. The children get to choose lots of words to describe all the things they are thankful for. All you need is colored paper and paper cups.

Thankful Tree-
This a good way to let everyone write the things they are thankful for. Just draw a tree on butcher paper and let the children stamp leaves all over it.

Fall bookmarks or placemats-
The children really enjoyed making these bookmarks. They gave them to loved ones with a hug and a thank you for all their love and kindness. Use scraps of paper and leaves or stickers. Then laminate. Darling as placemats!!

One of the best things about homeschooling is being able to spend time in the kitchen cooking and crafting with my children (and their friends). I am eternally grateful for a loving God that blessed me with sweet children that love to be with me as much as I love to be with them!

¡¡Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Super Dooper Marble Run

Dallin was searching around for a Christmas gift. When I got out of the shower this is what he'd chosen:

City Ramp Racing Set

Which led us to this YouTube that he loved!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Couponing Beginner - Where to Start

*This is the first in a series of posts. Look for the label “Couponing”

If you want to start couponing but don’t know how to filter and process all the info out there then here’s your chance to get started with me. (If we go down we go down together!!)

As you may know I do A LOT of research before buying a product, starting a new regimen or in this case…trying my hand at a new way of living.

So today I am compiling my findings into one final process that will allow couponing to work with my lifestyle. After weeks of research this is where I am starting:


For some, this isn’t a problem…they are piling up all over the place.

Otherwise, sign up for the Sunday Special with your newspaper. (I get the Idaho State Journal) With the Sunday Special you receive a copy of the paper every day and several copies on Sunday so that you can get duplicates of the inserts. (you will want 4-6 copies of each coupon)


There are so many ways to do this, but I have chosen to combine the baseball card method and the full insert method.

My Amazon order:
*You can click on the Amazon widget in my right-hand bar.
  • Meade Zipper Binder (this one had great couponer reviews) 
  • Platinum Series 9-Pocket Baseball Card Holders (recommended to me for their durability)
  • Avery Plastic Dividers
  • Scotch Multi-purpose Scissors (These are to be kept in binder for last-minute clipping or store coupons)
I didn't order regular page protectors because I already have some.

Now that you have everything together watch these videos:

Full Inserts (Red Plum, Smart Source, etc.)
*A little long but very helpful.

Couponing 101- baseball card holders. (this is for store, printable and random coupons)

Get your coupons together then check back here for more information on where, when and how to use your coupons.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Shoe Lover's Guide

How many pairs of shoes do I have you ask? Let's see... 14 Summer pairs, 7 for dance and exercise, 5 pumps, 9 for the Winter, plus some house shoes. Where does that put us? Somewhere around 40!

Yes, I am in love with shoes. And yes, I have shoes under my bed and wherever else they might fit.

I'm sure you can imagine my surprise when I read an article saying all you really need is 10 pairs.

Ten! Really??

Here's the link:
10 Shoes Every Woman Should Own

And here's my take (although I'm not sure I'd survive with only 10 pairs):

1. Nude Peep-Toe Pumps

2. Black City Boots
Just bought these for Winter...

3. Ballet Flats
Love 'em!!

4. Wooden Platform Sandals

5. Canvas Sneakers
Forget canvas! I'll take my sketchers any day...

6. Black Pumps

7. Metallic Sandals

8. Suede Booties

9. Flat Leather Sandals

10. Gorgeous Work-of-Art Shoes That Make You Happy
My favorites are pink satin with sequins and beads by Gabriella Rocha. This is the closest picture I could find...

Wondering where to get a good deal on awesome shoes? My go to store is but there are a lot of great deals to be found.

¡¡Happy Shoe Hunting!!