Archives for August 2014

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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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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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

Folks, this list was from 2014.  Please see my updated back to school deals here.

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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Get Back to School with #PurellLendAHand

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#PurellLendAHand

As a classroom teacher, I recall BEGGING for basic supplies.  Some years, I was fortunate enough to have parents who could send in supplies, and other years, I dug deep in to my own pockets just to provide the basics for my kids.  One year in particular, the administration asked me in the winter how I’d like to spend about $100 I had left in supplies, my simple response?  Facial tissues.  My poor sweet 4th grade boys were blowing their red raw little noses on that rough sand-paper-like paper towels, and I couldn’t bear to watch it any more.  So, as a (former??) teacher, I can appreciate when there is outreach from the community to help with school supplies.

I was recently blessed with an opportunity to help fund school supplies for the school/organization of my choosing.  I quickly thought of one school in particular who could benefit from this program, set up through The Motherhood, in conjunction with Champions for Kids and Purell brand: Dresden Elementary in Chamblee.  Located in one of the most heavily populated and ethnically diverse communities in the DeKalb County School District, the present student body of just over 1000 is composed of students from at least twenty countries.  Dresden offers an array of programs to help support not just the individual student, but the entire family AND faculty as well.  I also know a few teachers there, and could think of no better place to bring school supplies.

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Through #PurellLendAHand, I set out the other day to my local Wal-Mart, and loaded my cart up with school supplies.  Given the great back to school prices currently in place, it was a cinch to stock up on much-needed supplies.  Also, Dresden Elementary provided their supply lists for each grade level, so I had a good idea of what kinds of items were needed/wanted at the school.

It was a seemingly simple task: buy the school supplies they needed.  But even with a $180 budget, I still kept looking around, thinking “this isn’t enough.  I should be doing more.”Purell-Walmart-display

The only major snag I ran into was with couponing.  I carefully pulled out 25 $1.00 coupons for Purell Advanced hand sanitizer I’d been saving from a previous campaign – the coupons had no expiration date, so I thought I’d be able to use them, to help stretch that $180 further.  *sad face*  In any case, I was able to get enough Purell Advanced hand sanitizer to put in each classroom, to help start off the school year on a germ-free note.

All-in-all, I feel I made a good haul, and was able to send over a good amount of supplies to the school.  The front office and the principal, Mrs. Dominique Terrell seemed quite pleased with what I was able to provide.  In the end, this project was all about the kids, and giving them what they need so they can make the most of their time in the classroom.

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Do you have a great fundraising story, or back-to-school supply tips to share?  I’d love to hear about them!

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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