Georgia Kids’ Gear


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I must admit, one of my new favorite aspects of the beginning of college football season is scrolling through my Facebook feed, and looking at all the adorable kids in their adorable Georgia kids’ gear.  Starting out the next generation of fans typically happens at birth, sometimes even as early as the baby shower, especially here in the South. Bulldog fans are no different! Whether the little tykes are outfitted in cute Onesies or drinking their juice from a sippy cup, it should have the Georgia “G” all over it! Next time you make JELL-O for the big game, check out this Go Dawgs Mold Kit! Bring on football and another winning season for the University of Georgia!

Not a Dawgs fan?  (GASP!??!)  You can typically find your team within these links – just click on the item of choice, and you should be able to find your team there as well.

Georgia Kids' Gear - Jello Mold
JELL-O Dessert Mold Kit, University of Georgia $5.98

Georgia Kids' Gear - Dawgopoly
University of Georgia Dawgopoly $16.84

Georgia Kids' Gear
Baby Fanatic Security Bear Blanket, University of Georgia $14.99

Georgia Kids' Gear
University of Georgia Bulldogs Crystal Onesie & Leg Warmers $35

Georgia Kids' Gear - bib, bottle, and paci set
Baby Fanatic Gift Set, University of Georgia $13.57

Georgia Kids' Gear - sippy cup
NCAA Georgia Bulldogs Infant Sippy Cup  “Future Dawg” $7.88

Georgia Kids' Gear - diaper bag
Georgia Bulldogs Diaper Bag Official  $59.99

Georgia Kids' Gear - onesie dress
Georgia Bulldogs Baby Onesie Dress $21.99

Georgia Kids' Gear - bed set
University Of Georgia Bulldogs Bedding Set $125


Georgia Bulldogs Long Sleeve Performance BMX Jersey Boys $19.99

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Retail Therapy Anyone? Printable Retail Coupons Roundup


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printable retail coupons - shopping bagsHad a long week?  Need to get away?  How about some retail therapy?  :o)  Here are the top printable retail coupons that are currently available!  Huge thanks to Surviving the Stores for this week’s list!

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  • Aeropostale – $10 Off $50, $15 Off $75, or $25 Off $100 Purchase (exp: 9/14/2014)
  • Ann Taylor Factory – 15% Off Entire Purchase Starting 8/28 (exp: 9/2/2014)
  • Bath & Body Works – Free Signature Collection Item with $10 Purchase (exp: 9/2/2014)
  • Bloomingdale’s – 20% Off Large Selection or Sale & Clearance Items (exp: 9/1/2014)
  • Bonton/Carson’s – $10 Off $25 Regular or Sale Price Purchase (exp: 9/4/2014)
  • Carter’s – 25% Off $50 Purchase (exp: 9/1/2014)
  • Famous Footwear – 20% Off (Rewards Members) or 15% Off Purchase (exp: 9/7/2014)
  • Kirkland’s – $10 Off $50 Purchase (exp: 9/1/2014)
  • Kohl’s – $10 Off $25 Purchase (exp: 9/1/2014) or online with promo code tenoff25
  • Macy’s – 20% Off Fine & Fashion Jewelry + More (exp: 9/1/2014)
  • Payless – 20% Off Red Tag Clearance Items (exp: 9/1/2014)

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Atlanta restaurant coupons


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Here are some great Atlanta restaurant coupons for this weekend.  Also, don’t forget to check Scoutmob, Groupon, and Living Social for additional deals near you!  Super special thanks to Surviving the Stores for contributing to this list!
Atlanta Restaurant Coupons

Atlanta restaurant coupons 8-29-14

  • Au Bon Pain – $2 Off $7 Purchase (exp: 9/9/2014)
  • Bakers Square – 20% Off Entire Check (exp: 9/5/2014)
  • Boston Market – Free Kids Meal with Individual Meal Purchase (exp: 8/31/2014)
  • Bruegger’s – $3 Off Big Bagel Bundle Starting 8/29 (exp: 9/1/2014)
  • Carrabba’s – $10 Off 2 Dinner Entrees (exp: 9/30/2014)
  • Carvel – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Classic Sundae (exp: 8/31/2014)
  • Einstein Bros – $3 Bakers Dozen Box (exp: 9/10/2014)
  • Garbanzo Grill – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree (exp: 9/1/2014)
  • Jamba Juice – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Smoothies or Fresh Squeezed Juices (exp: 9/1/2014)
  • Juice It Up – Buy 1 Get 1 Free 24 oz. Just Peachy Smoothie (exp: 8/31/2014)
  • Logan’s – Free Dessert with Adult Entree Purchase (exp: 9/10/2014)
  • Marie Callenders – Buy 1 Entree Get 1 50% Off When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 9/26/2014)
  • Peet’s Coffee – Free Small Chai Latte When You Buy Artisan Baked Good, Simply Oatmeal or Fresh Food Purchase (exp: 9/1/2014)
  • Red Lobster – Free Appetizer or Dessert When You Buy 2 Adult Dinners (exp: 8/31/2014)
  • Texas Corral – Free Appetizer When You Buy 2 Adult Entrees (exp: 8/31/2014)
  • Uno Chicago Grill – Kids Eat Free with Adult Entree Purchase (exp: 9/1/2014)

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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FREE Weekend Events 8-29-14


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In addition to all of the local festivities, there are FREE weekend events -  fun activities to enjoy with your kids, for your kids, and workshops for adults only.

Who says being frugal can’t be fun? Free and fun weekend activities are available all across the USA!  Also, check out these free and frugal ways to beat the heat in Atlanta.  Or, if you prefer to hang out at home, there’s plenty of ways to stay cool in your own backyard, and with cool backyard toys for kids of all ages, and backyard toys for little ones!

Share this page with your friends and family. If you know of any others to share, please let us know! Also, it is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

 

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American Girl Store Events

Special events differ by location. During August they include Celebrate Pets, a Summer Flower Anklet Craft, Summer Fun Celebration, Doll ‘Dos and How-To’s, Bitty Baby and Me Story Time, and Meet the Author Tours.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores.

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Tangled Hair, Starting Kindergarten, and Doing-It-All


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Starting Kindergarten

Last week proved to be quite a week, to say the least.  My family and I spent the first week in August on vacation in Florida, first hitting the beach, then spending some quality time with the grandparents, and a day at Disney.

We came back on Saturday, and my oldest was starting Kindergarten on Monday.  Seriously, the summer seemed to have just flown by.  I’m proud to say I held it together quite well, and masked my nervousness and sadness at sending my baby off to Kindergarten, in a school with kids all the way up to 8th grade.  It was the second day, when carpool began, where I nearly lost it – watching her walk away with her cute Ariel backpack.  Such a big shot.  What happened to my little baby??

With starting kindergarten, came many many many adjustments, including earlier wake-ups in the morning, adjusting 2-year-old boy’s nap schedules, packing lunch every. single. day AND a snack.  We’re still working on it all.  But so far, neither of my children have starved.  At least not from lack of meals, but perhaps on occasion because I’m mother of the world’s pickiest eaters.  I digress.  I’m figuring out how to get breakfast prepped the evening before, and get lunch prepped on Sunday (freezing PBJ wraps = GENIUS!), and streamline as much as possible…

And now I start (back) to teaching preschool.  We had CPR refresher last week, which was a nice chance to re-connect with friends, co-workers, and teachers alike.  And to watch my son literally skip down the hall as he returned to “school” was priceless.  So in addition to juggling this ah-mazing blog (which I love dearly), two mornings a week of teaching, and trying to maintain a regular gym workout, life has become …hectic.

In the midst of all this, I got a Facebook message from a friend, whom I haven’t actually seen in a very, very long time.  You can read it for yourself:

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That got me thinking, how many moms appear to “pull it off” even if they feel like they’re merely in survival mode?  My friend Maria over at Mamalicous Maria offers a candid look at how moms appear -particularly on social media- verses how we actually ARE.  After all, we’ll post 20 pictures of our kids reaching those coveted milestones, those clever jokes/sayings/quips our kids say, and all the cute things in between.  But would we dare post that we just lost our temper and yelled at our kids, overreacted about something small -likely the proverbial straw breaking our mommy camel’s back- and took it out on the kids, or when we knowingly fed our kids junk for dinner because …well, it was just easier, and quite frankly because you “didn’t want to hear it.”

Sound familiar?  Yep.  Thought so.  We put our best (social media) face out there, thus creating this false ideal of what motherhood should look like.  The truth is, we don’t “do it all.”  We do the best we can with what we have – and sometimes our best is simply “survival mode”, or something not too distant from there.  And that’s ok!  I, for example, FINALLY tackled the piles and piles of papers and …junk that had accumulated on the kitchen table.  (You know how every house has that one “catch all” area for junk?  I have such an area in every.  single.  room of my house, y’all!)  While I finally got the table quite presentable, clean even, I discovered the kids had scattered toys ALL over the den; the boy dumping out every single kids’ book in his possession.  Oi.

I digress.  (surprise!)  It’s been quite a week.  (The fact that it’s taken me WELL over a week to get this typed up and posted should give you some indication of just how hectic life has been.)  But we are all here, and we have all survived.  More or less.

Oh, and Monday night, I indulged, letting my daughter brush my hair.  When she’s fully in the mood, it.  feels.  fantastic.  So she started going to town, as I laid on my belly on the bed, reading stories to her and her brother – part of our nightly ritual.  All of a sudden, I felt a familiar tug as she started rolling the comb up my hair – before I could say anything, I found myself with a brush firmly tangled in my hair.  We finished stories with a comb in my hair.  We said prayers with a comb in my hair.  I rocked my son with a comb tangled in my hair, and tucked my daughter in with a comb in my hair.

Then, I enlisted my husband’s help in de-tangling that confounded comb out of my hair.  The struggle was real, y’all.  Things weren’t looking hopeful, and I was trying to figure out how on earth I could possibly CUT the comb out and still do ….something…. with my hair.  (And still be able to donate my hair in the process.)  And then I told him he could snap the comb in half, if he thought it would free my hair.  *light bulb*  In the end, my hair came out, the pieces of the comb were recycled, and my hair was de-tangled.  Eventually. Soo, alls well that (split) ends well, right?  ;)

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I conclude simply with this. I put the question back to you all, mothers of the world – or mothers reading my blog: How do YOU do it?  How DO you do it?

You may also like to read about A Message from My Daughter:

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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I’m Going to Type-A Conference!


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Type-A Con

If you’re a blogger and looking for The Next Good Conference, head on out to Type-A in Atlanta!  I’ll confess, I’ve been doing this for four years now (happy blogaversary to me!), and I have never been to a blogging conference.  It’s been on my long wish list, but ….just hasn’t been in the cards until now.  Along with some of my lovely blogger pals in the Atlanta area, I was selected to be an onsite partner this year, and I’m super-thrilled!

So, if you’re a blogger -or if you’re considering jumping in to the big ol’ blogosphere- I encourage you to snag tickets to this year’s Type-A conference. As icing on the cake, use the code BLOGPARTNER and save 25% off your pass for 24 hours ONLY!  Seriously, you can’t lose.  Investing in your business is critical to take it to the next level – and if you’re a blogger, you really should consider this your business, y’all.  Get your Type-A 2014 tickets here.

And now, the details you’ll need:

Type-A Parent Conference 2014
September 19-21
Grand Hyatt Buckhead
Why Type-A?
Type-A Parent Conference, in its sixth year, is the world’s largest conference for parent bloggers. The conference has a well-established reputation for outstanding learning with actionable takeaways. It features power networking with the best and brightest parents who blog plus the major brands and firms who want to engage them. Type-A is where influential digital parents grow their business and connect. Register here.

Psst, conference partners sponsors include, but are not limited to: Disney Parks (!!!), Beech Nut, Share-A-Sale, and so many more!

And, now, fellow bloggers, I need your advice.  Remember, I’ve never been to a blogging conference before: so dish up your best advice for a conference newbie.  Aaaand, GO!

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Quick! I Need Diapers! Diaper Deals for 7/20/14


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Weekly Diaper Deals Round-up

Did’ja just realize you’re on your LAST diaper, and are now scrambling to snag a pack of diapers?  Well, let me save you the trouble of searching for the best deal — they’re all here!  And when you have a moment, make sure to read about how I find cheap diapers so you can stock up.  Huge thanks to Moola Saving Mom for sharing this week’s deals!

Also, check out the diaper deals available at Amazon, and use your Amazon Prime and Amazon Mom perks, too!  Finally, don’t forget my own, automatically updated list of printable baby coupons!

CVS

Huggies Diapers, Pull-Ups or GoodNites, Bic Pack – $18.99
$2.00/1 Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants, Jumbo pk or Larger
$2.00/1 Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants, Jumbo pk or Larger
$1.00/1 Huggies Goodnites Bed Mats, Jumbo Pk or Larger
$2.00/1 Huggies Little Movers Diapers
$2.00/1 Huggies Little Movers Diapers
$2.00/1 Huggies Pull-Ups Learning Designs Training Pants, Jumbo Pack or Larger; Cannot Be Combined With Any Other Coupon; Limit 1 Coupon per Pirchase; Email registration required
$3.00/2 Huggies Little Movers Diapers; Cannot Be Combined with Any Other Coupon

GoodNites Tru-Fit Starter Pack – $18.99
$2.00/1 Goodnites Underwear, Jumbo pk or Larger
$2.00/1 Huggies Goodnites Underwear, Jumbo Pk or Larger

CVS brand Baby Items – B1G1 50% OFF
All varieties; Pictured: Diapers, Baby Wash, Formula, Pain Relief

RITE AID

RiteAid Tugaboos Premium or Advantage Formula, 23.2 – 23.4 oz – $14.99
Pampers Diapers, jumbo pack 18 – 40 ct – $8.99
$2.00/1 Pampers Baby Dry Diapers; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (Zip Code 77477)
$2.00/1 Pampers Cruisers Diapers; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (Zip Code 77477)
$2.00/1 Pampers Swaddlers Diapers; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (Zip Code 77477)
$1.50/1 Pampers Baby Dry Diapers; Excludes Trial or Travel Size; Sign-Up Required
$1.50/1 Pampers Cruisers; Excludes Trial or Travel Size; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day
$2.00/1 Pampers Cruisers , Extra Protection or Baby Dry Diapers; Excludes Trial/Travel sizes- Rite Aid Digital Coupon – (exp. 08/30/14)
$2.00/1 Pampers Swaddlers or Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers; Excludes Trial/Travel sizes- Rite Aid Digital Coupon – (exp. 08/30/14)

Luvs Boxed Diapers – $16.99

Tugaboos Diapers Mix & Match; 2/$15.00 (or $7.99 Each)

Tugaboos Baby Care Mix & Match; 2/$5.00 (or $2.79 Each)
Rite Aid Tugaboos Baby Bath products – $2.50

Rite Aid Tugaboos Skin Care products – $2.50
Excludes: Diaper Rash Ointment, 4 oz; and Aloe Jelly, 7.5 oz

Rite Aid Tugaboos Swabs, 500 – 625 ct – $2.50

Desitin Baby Care products – B1G1 50% OFF

Johnson’s Baby Care products – B1G1 50% OFF
$0.75/1 Johnson’s Baby Powder product; Excludes 1 – 4 oz sizes
$1.00/1 Johnson’s Baby Oil Product; Excludes 1 – 4 oz – Facebook Coupon
$1.00/1 Johnson’s Baby Soothing Vapor Bath Product, Any – Facebook Coupon
$1.00/1 Johnson’s Baby Washcloths Product, Any – Facebook Coupon
$2.00/1 Johnson’s Baby Intense Moisture Cream Product, 8 oz – Facebook Coupon
$2.00/2 Johnson’s Baby Bedtime Bath AND Johnson’s Baby Bedtime Lotion; 15 oz or Larger – Facebook Coupon
$0.75/1 Johnson’s No More Tangles Hair Care Product; Excludes 1 – 4 oz – September 2014 Parents Magazine (Subscribe Here) – (exp. 11/30/14)
$2.00/2 Johnson’s No More Tangles Hair Care Products; Excludes 1 – 4 oz – September 2014 Parents Magazine (Subscribe Here) – (exp. 11/30/14)

Buy $20 in participating Huggies or Personal Protection products, Get $6 +UP, Limit 2
Huggies Diapers, jumbo pk – $9.00

$1.50/1 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers; Cannot Be Combined with Any Other Coupons
$2.00/1 Huggies Little Movers Diapers
$2.00/1 Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers; Cannot be Combined with Any Other Coupon
$3.00/2 Huggies Little Movers Diapers; Cannot Be Combined with Any Other Coupon

WALGREENS

Huggies Pull-Ups, 38 – 52 pk – $18.99
$2.00/1 Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants, Jumbo pk or Larger
$2.00/1 Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants, Jumbo pk or Larger
$2.00/1 Huggies Pull-Ups Learning Designs Training Pants, Jumbo Pack or Larger; Cannot Be Combined With Any Other Coupon; Limit 1 Coupon per Pirchase; Email registration required
$2.00/1 Huggies Pull-Ups Night TIme Training Pants, Jumbo Pack or Larger; Cannot Be Combined With Any Other Coupon; Limit 1 Coupon per Pirchase; Email registration required
$2.00/1 Huggies Pull-Ups Night Time Training Pants
$2.00/1 Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants, Jumbo Pk or Larger
$2.00/1 Pull-Ups Night Time Training Pants, Jumbo pk or Larger
$2.00/1 Pull-Ups Training Pants, Jumbo pk or Larger

Huggies Diapers, 48 – 68 pk – $18.99
$1.50/1 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers; Cannot Be Combined with Any Other Coupons
$2.00/1 Huggies Little Movers Diapers - $2.00/1 Huggies Little Movers Diapers
$2.00/1 Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers; Cannot be Combined with Any Other Coupon
$3.00/2 Huggies Little Movers Diapers; Cannot Be Combined with Any Other Coupon

Huggies Baby Wipes, 56 or 64 pk – $1.99
$0.50/1 Huggies Baby Wipes, 56 ct or Higher; Cannot Be Combined with Any Other Coupon

Well Beginnings Baby; Mix & Match
Well Beginnings Diapers, Jumbo Pack – B1G1 50% OFF

Well Beginnings Sleep Pants, Jumbo Pack – B1G1 50% OFF

Well Beginnings Training Pants, Jumbo Pack – B1G1 50% OFF

Well Beginnings Wipes, Jumbo Pack – B1G1 50% OFF

Buy 1 participating Johnson’s or Desitin product, Get 1000 Points (=$1.00)
Desitin, 2 oz – $3.99

Johnson’s Baby products, 6.5 – 15 oz – $3.99
$0.75/1 Johnson’s Baby Powder product; Excludes 1 – 4 oz sizes
$1.00/1 Johnson’s Baby Oil Product; Excludes 1 – 4 oz – Facebook Coupon
$1.00/1 Johnson’s Baby Soothing Vapor Bath Product, Any – Facebook Coupon
$2.00/2 Johnson’s Baby Bedtime Bath AND Johnson’s Baby Bedtime Lotion; 15 oz or Larger – Facebook Coupon
$0.75/1 Johnson’s No More Tangles Hair Care Product; Excludes 1 – 4 oz – September 2014 Parents Magazine (Subscribe Here) – (exp. 11/30/14)
$2.00/2 Johnson’s No More Tangles Hair Care Products; Excludes 1 – 4 oz – September 2014 Parents Magazine (Subscribe Here) – (exp. 11/30/14)

TARGET

$5 Target Gift Card WYB 2 Formulas Listed
Enfamil Advance Powder Formula, 23.2 oz – $24.99
$3.00/2 Enfamil or Enfagrow Products – 8-3-14 SS – (exp. 09/13/14)

Similac Advance Powder Formula, 23.2 oz – $24.99

Similac Premium Formula, 22.2 oz – $24.99
$5 Target Gift Card WYB 2 Diapers Listed
Huggies Super Pack Diapers – $24.99
$1.50/1 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers; Cannot Be Combined with Any Other Coupons
$2.00/1 Huggies Little Movers Diapers - $2.00/1 Huggies Little Movers Diapers
$2.00/1 Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers; Cannot be Combined with Any Other Coupon

DOLLAR GENERAL

DG Baby Convenience Pack Diapers, 18-24 ct – $4.50

WALMART

PediaSure Shakes – $9.97 $3.00/1 Pediasure Product; Coupon Is Emailed
$3.00/2 PediaSure Products – 6-1-14 SS – (exp. 09/07/14)

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Six Flags discount tickets from Pantech Mobile + Giveaway


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Pantech Mobile is at it again – partnering up to offer you  Six Flags discount tickets on your next visit to the park.  Through August 21, you can get $13 off your Six Flags over Georgia ticket when you stop by any AT&T store and ask for a Six Flags coupon.  If you happen to be over on the west coast,  There’s no purchase necessary, just present the coupon at the gate for discounted admission!  You can find store locations at PantechUSA.

Speaking of Pantech, I was recently given a Pantech Vybe™ to try out.  I was super-excited to try a device that took me out of my comfort zone.  …um, let’s just say I’ve long been a user of a particular -erm- fruity phone brand.  ;)    As with any new device, there was a slight learning curve that came with the Vybe, but once I got the hang of it, it was pretty sweet.  I could see the Pantech Vybe being a great device for a teen or tween, as the slide out full Qwerty keyboard makes typing super-easy.  The small design allows it to easily fit in your pocket – even small women’s pants pockets.  (Ladies, ever notice what limited space some of our pants have?!)  The rugged back insures it won’t slip out of even the fumbliest of hands – I will attest to that first-hand!Six-Flags-Discount-Tickets_Pantech-Vybe-Collage

Best of all, it really held its charge well.  Seriously, y’all.  I honestly left this out and on while I was out of town for 8 days, and it barely made a dent in the battery.  Granted, it was sitting idle, but still!

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Would you like to win a Pantech Vybe and a set of four tickets to Six Flags? It’s simple: first, comment below (twice) telling me what you like about the Pantech Vybe. Then leave a seperate comment telling me what you’d like most to do at Six Flags. Then, fill out the form below. You can comment, tweet, and “share” daily for additional entries. Good luck y’all!

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Keurig Recipe Roundup


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Keurig recipes

I was recently given a Keurig K45 Elite to review, and was excited to share my opinions and findings with y’all.  In full disclosure, I am not a coffee drinker.  There.  The truth is out there.  However, I do LOVE a good cup of tea, and my kids can down a cup of hot chocolate faster than I could even type this sentence – so I thought trying out the Keurig was a good idea.  Also, my mother- and father-in-law were in town, and volunteered to try out the various coffees.

First, the Keurig is a great tool for folks who like variety, convenience, and quick service.  The Keurig system allows you to make a single cup within just a matter of minutes (or, like 90 seconds, give or take), while providing the flexibility of easily making other flavors, or tea, or hot chocolate with a simply snap of the k-cup.  So if you entertain, the Keurig and its k-cup system are a good way to offer your guests a variety of drink options.  And see all these snazzy recipes below, they’re so creative and delicious, they just may blow your mind!

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The drawbacks?  Any Keurig system has a bit of built-in “waste”, with the individual k-cups, and packaging for these – more packaging than, say, a bag of coffee grounds.  However, you can purchase a k-cup reusable filter for under ten bucks, to lessen the environmental impact.

Additionally, the cost of those k-cups add up quickly.  It is, by far, much cheaper to brew a good ol’ fashioned pot of coffee at home.  But, it’s the k-cup is still cheaper than Starbucks.  If you like to drink a wide variety of coffee and teas, and if you only drink a single cup each day, than the Keurig system may be a good option.

Now, on to the good stuff: the recipes!  I have the privledge of networking with some amazing bloggers, who shared with me some equally ahhh-mazing recipes with which you can utilize your Keurig brewing system.

 

 Keurig Recipe Roundup

First, I’m going to start with the absolutely scrumptious desserts, because, well, we should always start with a treat, right?

Chai Tea Latte Cupcakes

 

I know, only three dessert recipes.  I’m such a tease!  But I promise, many of these drinks are rich enough to stand in place of a dessert!  #nomnom indeed!  (….or #slurpslurp ??)

Almond Extract Tea (with a surprise twist!)

Baileys Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake

Bourbon Hot Cocoa Recipe

Chai Tea Latte Mix

Copycat Coffeehouse Frappe

Creamy Iced Coffee

Cup o’Co

Homemade Frozen Mocha

Hot Chocolate Martini

Hot Cocoa w/Rum

Instant Sugar Free Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

Mocha Eggnog

Nutella Hazelnut Coffee ….because Nutella….

Skinny Mocha Frappe

White Chocolate French Vanilla Latte

Peppermint Mocha

Peppermint Mocha Iced Coffee

Southern Sweet Tea  (I’m biting my tongue – y’all know my stance on sweet tea!)  ;)

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Back to School 2014 Weekly Deals


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Back to school 2014 weekly deals

It almost seems sacreligious to start even muttering “back to school” in July, but the truth is, most of the metro Atlanta will be back in session before we know it!  So, whilst I sip on my ice cold sweet tea, and wipe the sweat from my brow, batting down the heat and humidity, I introduce to y’all the first Back to School 2014 roundup.  Super-special thanks to Melissa from This Mommy Saves Money for sharing this list!

Back to School 2014 Weekly Deals

Staples Deals

110% Back To School Price Match Guarantee 

Top Deals

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Sharpie Accent Highlighters 5 pk

$3 – $3 easy rebate

Limit 1 rebate per customer. While supplies last.

Final Cost: Free

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Staples 1 Subject Notebook, 8″ x 10-1/2″: 0.17

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Staples School Glue, 4 oz: 0.39

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Crayola Standard Crayons, 24 pk: 0.50

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Crayola Classic Markers,10 pk: .97

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Staples #2 Pencils, 12 pk: 0.68

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Staples Dual Dome Pencil Sharpener: 0.68

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Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 pk: 0.97

Top Deals With Coupons (remember: some coupons are regional)

purell

Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz: $2.50

$2.00/1 Purell Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz or Larger; Sign Up For Loyalty Program and Complete Profile; Redeem for 2000 Points purell.com

Save $3.00 on purchase of $10.00 PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Products

$1.00/1 Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz or Larger Printable

$1.00/2 Purell Products Printable

$1.50/2 Purell Items, 8 fl oz or Larger

$1.00/1 Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Bottle, 8 oz or Larger – 7-27-14 SS (Expires 09/21/147-27-14 SS

$1.00/2 Purell Products – 7-27-14 SS (Expires 09/21/14)  7-27-14 SS

Final Cost: As Low as 0.50!

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BIC Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm, 5 pk:  $1

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-3-14 SS(Expires 09/15/14)  8-3-14 SS

$2.00/3 BIC Stationery Products – 8-3-14 SS(Expires 09/15/14)  8-3-14 SS

Final Cost: As Low as 0.33

 

OfficeMax & /Office Depot

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Office Depot Brand & OfficeMax Brand Plastic 12″ Ruler: 0.10

Limit 3

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BIC Round Stic Grip Ballpoint Pens, 12-PK: 0.50

$1.00/2 BIC Stationery Products – 8-3-14 SS (exp 09/15/14)
$2.00/3 BIC Stationery Products – 8-3-14 SS (exp 09/15/14)

Limit 3

Final Cost: Free

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School Glue, 4oz: 0.50

Limit 3 

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Fiskars 5″ Scissors For Kids: $1

Limit 3 

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Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, 3-PK: $1

Limit 3 

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Post-it 3″ x 3″ Super Sticky Notes, 45 Sheets Per Pad, 3-PK: $1

Limit 3 

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Wireless 1-Subject Notebooks: $1

Limit 3 

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Magnetic Dry-Erase Eraser: $1

Limit 3 

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Office Depot Brand School Copy Paper: $3

Limit 4

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Lexar S50 USB Drives 8 GB: $6.99

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Boise X-9 Copy Paper, 8-½” x 11″, 20 Lb, 92 Bright, 500 Sheets Per Ream, Case Of 10 Reams: $29.99

Get $10 Back in Rewards
Limit 2

Final Cost: $19.99

Other good deals

  • Reinforcement Labels, 200-PK: $1
  • ALL Paper Mate InkJoy 100 Stick Pens, 8-PK: $1
  • Ticonderoga My First Pencil, 4-PK: $2
  • Ticonderoga Pencils, 24-PK: $3
  • Elmer’s Washable Disappearing Purple School Glue Sticks, 8 pk: $2
  • Crayola Washable Super Tips Markers, 20-PK: $3
  • Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer Pump, 8 Oz.: $3

$1.00/1 Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Bottle, 8 oz or Larger – 7-27-14 SS (exp 09/21/14)
$2.00/1 Purell Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz or Larger; Sign Up For Loyalty Program and Complete Profile; Redeem for 2000 Points
$1.00/2 Purell Products – 7-27-14 SS (exp 09/21/14)

Final Cost: $1

  • ALL Zebra Cadoozles Mechanical Pencils, 10-PK: $3
  • ALL EXPO Click Dry-Erase Markers, 3-PK: $3
  • ALL Sharpie Permanent Markers, 12-PK:  $5
  • Casio Solar Scientific Calculator: $7
  • Case-it S-816 Round-Ring Binder With Velcro Flap 2″ Rings, 350-Sheet: $10
  •  Free PC Tune Up
  • Teacher Value Bundle: $19.99
  1. 50 Business/Event Cards
  2. 1 Poster (18” x 24”)
  3.  3 Linear Feet of Lamination
  4.  1 Teacher Planner
  5. 100 Black & White Full-Service Copies
  • Teacher Premium Bundle: $29.99
  1. 50 Business/Event Cards
  2. 2 Posters (18″ x 24″)
  3. 3 Linear Feet of Lamination
  4. 1 Teacher Planner
  5. 50 Color Full-Service Copies

 

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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