Cool Gadgets to Help You Beat the Heat

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It’s hot. Period. Add to it the mugginess that encompasses the Atlanta area during these dog days of summer, and it’s -well- it’s just downright uncomfortable!  Of course, the best way to beat the heat is to stay out of it, but for many folks, that’s not always an option.  So why not check out these cool gadgets to help you beat the heat:

Cool Collar

Cool Gadgets to Help You Beat the HeatThe patented Black Ice cooler collars is a two-piece system worn on the neck. With a soft neoprene wrap and two detachable cooling packs that deliver regulated 57°F cooling with a quick 20 minute recharge, the CCX system provides refreshing, uninterrupted cooling so effective, you just have to feel it to believe it. Regardless if you are an “extreme” athlete, or your exercise regiment is a walk around the block – you will find this product a must have to keep you cool and comfortable.

Stroller Fan-Cool on the Go®

Cool Gadgets to Help You Beat the Heat

Cool on the Go is your own personal portable cooling device that provides you with a continuous stream of cool air that’s perfect whether you’re at home or on the go. Cool on the Go is versatile, hands free and runs on batteries, or USB (included), for powering versatility.

Cool Shirt CW-M Cool Water

Cool Gadgets to Help You Beat the Heat

COOL SHIRT Replacement Shirts All COOL SHIRTs Work with All COOL SHIRT Personal Cooling Systems Heavy duty 100% cotton, Flame Retardant NOMEX or Flame Retardant CarbonX COOL SHIRTs with over 50 feet of medical grade capillary tubing securely stitched to the front and back of the shirt.

MistyMate 20000 10 Classic Personal Mister

Cool Gadgets to Help You Beat the HeatThe MistyMate 10 Classic is a hand held portable mister that is easy to operate during your favorite outdoor activity. An ultrafine mist is created when pressure is applied to the bottle with the hand held pump.

Gel’O Cool For Pillows

Cool Gadgets to Help You Beat the HeatThe worst part about summer is sleeping in the heat. This means, either putting up with the heat building up in your pillow as you toss and turn throughout the night or racking up the electricity bill by keeping the air conditioning on high all night. Now, with Gel’O Cool Mat, sleeping in the summer can actually be more enjoyable and less damaging to our pockets and our Earth.

Solarrific Solar Cooling Hat

Cool Gadgets to Help You Beat the HeatIt’s a Bird, it’s a Plane – no, it’s a wonderful new portable air conditioning unit. It looks small but will cool an 1800 sq. foot area. Just kidding. It WILL keep you cool under the hot sun. The solar panel needs to have direct exposure to the sun, and will work until you take it out of the sun.

Dreamaire Outlast Temperature Cooling Mattress Pad

Cool Gadgets to Help You Beat the HeatAwaken refreshed with active temperature management with Dreamaire Outlast technology. Traditional bedding traps heat and moisture that often cause sleep disturbances. Patented Outlast Thermocules intelligently absorb, store and release excess body hear for optimal thermal comfort. Outlast parented materials proactively maintain temperature balance to keep you dry and comfortable for a sound sleep Outlast Thermocules are based on Certified Space Technology engineered for NASA as an alternative to lofted insulation Outlast continuously tests and improve quality for fine lines around the world.

Frogg Togg Chilly Pad

Cool Gadgets to Help You Beat the Heat

Frogg Togg Chilly Pad is an innovative way to keep cool during a workout, hard ride, tough climb or any other strenuous activity. When wet, the towel becomes considerably cooler than the outside air, thereby providing cooling relief to the user. When it stops cooling, simply re-wet the towel and wring it out. Machine washable.

The Original Handy Cooler Small Fan & Mini-Air Conditioner

Cool Gadgets to Help You Beat the HeatSmall fan that can cool air up to 30F. This revolutionary evaporative cooling fan is the closest thing to a hand held mini air conditioner. Use it outdoors or keep it indoors as a desk fan. Provides gentle cool breeze. Uses evaporative cooling technology. Add water to soak the cooling filter. Ambient air is forced through the wet cooling filter and cools down. Works best in dry and hot climates. Fully portable and mobile, take it literally anywhere you want. Rotatable turbine wheel allows adjustment of the cool breeze of air. Humidifies air – makes breathing comfortable and alleviates allergies.

Flexi Freeze Ice Vest

Cool Gadgets to Help You Beat the HeatThis item was developed for three applications, 1) Industrial applications where managing core body temperature is paramount to worker safety and comfort. 2) To be used by theme parks and other venues to keep employees cool underneath mascot and character suits. 3) To provide relief to sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis who frequently experience heat sensitivity. Everyday uses include yard work, sporting events or anywhere combating heat is a must.

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--Barbara

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Fire Up Your Grill – Ultimate Grilling Accessories Guide

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Grilling season is upon us!  Want to make sure you have the baddest grill on the block?  Take note in my ultimate grilling accessories guide!  (And, yep, they also make great Fathers Day gifts, and ship FREE in two days via Amazon Prime.)  Which of these are your favorites?  Anything more you would add?  Got any great grilling tips to share?  Please comment below.  🙂

Ulimate Grilling Accessories Guide

14-Piece Deluxe Stainless-Steel Grill Set

Ultimate Grilling Accessories GuideThe Cuisinart 14-Piece Deluxe Grill Set includes all the tools to grill delicious BBQ and look good while doing it. This complete tool set includes the Chef’s Spatula, the Grill Tongs, the Chef’s Silicone Basting Brush, 4 Pairs of corn holders and the Steel Cleaning Brush with replacement head. All 13 items are neatly organized in the attractive aluminum case.

Compact Rapidfire Chimney Starter

Ultimate Grilling Accessories GuideThis smaller version of original Rapidfire Chimney Starter lights coals in under 15 minutes without using lighter fluid. Place canister with coals on top of Weber Lighter Cubes or crumpled newspaper and light. It’s that easy. Fits perfectly on Smokey Joe and Jumbo Joe charcoal grills

Stainless Steel Shish Kebab Set

Ultimate Grilling Accessories GuideA great gift. GrillPro’s Stainless Steel Shish Kebab Set is great for any griller. The set includes kebab rack and 6 stainless steel skewers. This shish kebab set also folds for easy storage.

Brinkmann Rib Rack for Grilling

Ultimate Grilling Accessories GuideThe Brinkmann Rib Rack is the perfect answer to the grill master who wants to prepare juicy, flavorful ribs in bulk. These porcelain coated steel rib racks are designed to hold 4 racks of ribs at a time so if you have a giant grill surface you can cook up your other food while you prepare your ribs, or it can fit perfectly into an oven or smoker where space is at a premium.

2-Ounce Stainless-Steel Seasoning Injector with Marinade Needles

Ultimate Grilling Accessories GuideThis Stainless Steel Seasoning Injector has a 2-oz. Capacity and comes with 2 Stainless Steel Needles: 1 for Liquid Marinaide & 1 for Minced Marinaide.

Premium Barbecue Heat Resistant Gloves

Ultimate Grilling Accessories Guide

The glove fabric is made with 2 layers seamless knitted, exterior layer is made of meta & para-aramid (commonly branded as Kevlar & Nomex), inside of glove being comfortable 100% cotton lining to provide extra comfort. The thermal characteristics of the meta-aramid glove enables to handle warm items for a long time, without any risk. The thermal insulation given by the meta & para-aramid fibers slow down the rise of temperature.

Long Range Wireless Dual 2 Probe BBQ Smoker Meat Thermometer

Ultimate Grilling Accessories GuideThe Ivation IVA-WLTHERM Smoker Barbecue Thermometer Set has a range of up to 300 ft and can withstand temperatures of up to 716°F! Another great feature is an alert on the receiver that lets you know if you are out of range.

Non-Stick Wire Quesadilla Basket

Ultimate Grilling Accessories GuideNon-Stick Wire Quesadilla Basket Convenient and mess-free, this Non-Stick Wire Quesadilla Basket is perfect addition to grilling kits of all quesadilla lovers. This quesadilla basket offers ease of use as it allows you to flip your quesadilla in one quick turn. Provided with an ergonomically designed, sturdy rosewood handle, this quesadilla basket offers a firm, secure grip to prevent scalds or burns during use.

Weber Style Barbecue Apron

Ultimate Grilling Accessories GuideDelight any outdoor chef or grilling enthusiast with this attractive Weber Style barbecue apron. Made of sturdy cotton with suede look accents, the durable apron protects clothing from spatters and spills while offering any grill-master an easy way to cook in style. The apron features the pockets for convenient storage, an adjustable neck strap and a handy Weber bottle opener that is attached.

King Kooker 12-Slot Leg and Wing Grill Rack for Poultry

Ultimate Grilling Accessories GuideGreat for Use in the Oven, Smoker, or on the Grill. King Kooker Multi-Purpose 12 Slot Leg and Wing Rack for Poultry. Excellent way to cook Chicken Legs and Wings to Perfection. Check food for doneness. Serve and Enjoy.

Make sure to check out these great Fathers Day gifts for the car guy in your life, and for the sportsman in your life.

Fathers' Day Gifts for Car Guys  Fathers-Day-Sportsman_collage

Finally, I leave you with inspiration to build your very own barbeque pit.  😉


Homer trying to do a BBQ by TheCoe86

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--Barbara

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Fathers Day Gift Guide for the Sportsman

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Fathers-Day-Sportsman_banner.jpgHere’s our Father’s Day gift guide for the sportsman in your life. And if you’re a member of Amazon Prime, you can enjoy FREE 2-day shipping, so you’ve still got plenty of time for things to arrive!

Casio Men’s Pathfinder Moon Phase Hunting Timer Watch

 

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This Casio moon phase hunting watch is the perfect outdoorsman timepiece, with a stylish design well suited for woods, lake or city wear. In addition to the automatic time, day, month and date displays, this convenient digital watch also indicates the best times to hunt based on the moon’s phase, latitude and longitude. The watch displays the moon’s age, phase and time, as well as sunrise and sunset information, for the current or designated day. A handy vibration alert can be used with the daily alarm, hourly time signal, or hunting timer so as not to disturb the quiet. The watch also offers a time memo, a 1/100 second stopwatch, and five daily alarm settings. An automatic electro-luminescent backlight with afterglow makes the display easy to read at any time, and the water-ready nylon band comes with a buckle clasp. The case is made from a durable polyurethane resin, and the watch is water resistant up to 330 feet (100 meters). This watch offers a battery life of approximately five years.

With the Casio PAS410B-5V Pathfinder Hunting Timer you can calculate the best times to hunt based on lunar movement, latitude and longitude. There’s even sunrise/sunset data and a vibration alarm to begin and end your day. Memory capacity – 40 records (each record contains month, day and time) 100M Water Resistant Auto EL Backlight with Afterglow 5 Daily Alarms 1/100 second digital stopwatch Measuring capacity – 23 – 59’59.99 Measuring modes – Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2039) 12/24 Hour Formats Accuracy – +/-15 seconds per month Battery CR2025 Approx. battery life – 5 years

 

Outdoor Edge Butcher-Lite BL-1 Lightweight 8-Piece Butcher Kit with Belt Scabbard

 

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The ideal light-weight, portable field butcher kit. The Butcher-lite includes every tool to skin quarter and debone big game in a nylon roll pack that converts to a belt scabbard to easily access each tool. Includes 3” caping knife, 4-1/4” gut hook skinner, 6” boning/fillet, wood-bone saw, Tungsten-Carbide sharpener, ribcage spreader and a set of game cleaning gloves. Each knife incorporates full-tang construction for superior strength and is taper ground to a razor’s edge from high carbon 420 stainless steel. Ergonomic Kraton handles are designed for comfort during long use and the rubberized grips enable a secure lock-on grip even when wet. The nylon roll-pack features snap-in plastic knife scabbards for easy removal and cleaning. Total weight: 2.4 pounds

Outers 25 – Piece Universal Wood Gun Cleaning Tool Chest (.22 Caliber and up)

 

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Outers is excited to offer a full line of attractive, wooden specialty kits to perform cleanings quickly and effectively. Each kit is specifically created to work on all different calibers and gauges, as well as for all gun types, and boast an attractive full wood grain appearance for years of enjoyment. This handy chest serves as a two-in-one gun care product. Not only does it feature a full cleaning kit, but also a gun vise to help with cleaning and maintenance. This includes 2-in-1 wooden chest: storage box/gun vise, velour protective gun vise stows inside chest when not in use, 1 drawer with custom parts organizer, 3 solid brass rods (rifle, pistol and shotgun), 7 bronze brushes (.22/270-cal/7mm, .30/8mm, .38-357-cal/9mm, .40-45-cal/10mm, 20/28-ga, 10/12-ga), 50 cleaning patches, 7 mops (.22-25-cal/6-6.5mm, .270-30-cal/7-8mm, .338-35-cal, .38-357-cal/9mm, .40-45-cal/10mm, 20/28-ga, 10/12-ga), 2 spear pointed jags (.22/270 cal, 30-cal and larger rifles/pistols), 3 slotted patch loops (.22/270-cal, 30-cal and larger rifles/pistols, 10-28-ga shotguns), and shotgun accessory adaptor.

Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam Standard Edition

 

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Compact and efficient, the 3.5 by 5.5-inch 8-Megapixel Trophy Cam 119436C Trail Camera from Bushnell is your 24-hour eyes in the woods. Thanks to a 32-LED flash that is invisible to game and other hunters, the 119436C Trail Camera can capture images in total darkness with a range of 45 feet. The motion activated PIR sensor also has a day/night 45-foot range and automatically snaps pictures with a fast one-second trigger speed. Capable of taking widescreen, VGA, and QVGA videos of up to 60 seconds with audio recordings, 8-megapixel individual still images, and multi-frame images of up to three shots, the 119436C Trail Camera provides excellent coverage of game movement. Add in Field Scan Mode that uses time-lapse technology to take images automatically at preset time intervals, operating simultaneously with the motion activated camera functions, and you will dramatically increase your field coverage. Designed for long scouting stints, the 119436C Trail Camera offers up to one year of battery life and can store plenty of images thanks to 32GB SD card compatibility. The camera mounts on any stationary object of your choosing with an adjustable web belt and a 1/4-20 socket. The weatherproof camera is designed to stay out in the field in all weather conditions, so that you can maximize your time in the field.

Simmons Laser Rangefinder

 

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The LRF 600 is hairsplitting accuracy made simple. An in-view LCD display provides the exact distance to your target from 10 to 600 yards with the tap of a single button, while 4x magnification and bright, crystal-clear optics bring you nose to nose with your next trophy. Its efficient, compact vertical design and weather-resistant housing provide an unparalleled advantage that’s easy to carry.

Rivers Edge Deer Crossing Tin Sign

 

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The River’s Edge Square Tin Sign feature embossed boarders and ” Hoof ” mark features. Made of Durable Steel with colorful art and rolled edges that will work great indoors or outdoors.

Warrior Ghillie Suit

 

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Warrior Ghillie Suits by Arcturus Camo introduces their newest ghillie suit. Appropriately named the Warrior Ghillie Suit, this is a great, affordable ghillie suit for under $100. Don’t let the price fool you. This is the ultimate 3D camouflage ghillie suit and it comes with everything you need to blend into any terrain. Made with lightweight synthetic threads sewn onto a breathable digital jacket and pants and weighting in at 3 lbs, this ghillie suit won’t weigh you down. This synthetic material is fire retardent, mildew and moisture resistant.

This ghillie suit is 4 pieces and comes with a button down front jacket, pants with draw cords, a boonie hat which covers the entire face, and a rifle cover. The entire suit comes in a stretchable carrying bag.

Under Armour Men’s UA Camo ColdGear® Liner Gloves

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In and out of the woods, UA Men’s camouflage liner gloves ensure extreme breathability and warmth. Form fit allows for increased dexterity. Moisture management technology wicks away sweat. Silicone outer palm improves your grip. Extra-long gauntlet (cuff) gives added protection to forearm. Brushed polyester interior for comfortable wear. Sold in pairs. Imported.

Under Armour Men’s ColdGear® Scent Control Hood

 

Fathers Day Gift Guide for the Sportsman

 

Exclusive UA Scent Control technology lasts longer and works better, keeping you undetected. Dual-layer fabric gives you a soft, ultra-warm interior and a slick, fast-drying exterior. 4-way stretch fabrication allows greater mobility and maintains shape. Signature Moisture Transport System wicks sweat away from the body. Anti-odor technology prevents the growth of odor causing microbes. Smooth, chafe-free flatlock seam construction. UA Hunt antler logo. Polyester/Elastane. Imported.

ACE SE Hunting Knife with Fire Starter

 

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This versatile military style field knife has a durable green nylon belt sheath with Velcro strap, leg tie eyelets, and lanyard. Features a para-cord wrapped handle for a secure, comfortable grip and comes with a magnesium alloy fire starter. Great for survivalist practice, and training purposes.

Also, make sure you check out my Father’s Day gift guide for the car guy in your life:Fathers' Day Gifts for Car Guys

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Backyard Toys for Kids of All Ages

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Backyard Toys for Kids of All Ages

We all know the benefit of playing outside, for both children and adults. So why not make the most of your time, and space, with some fun ways to get moving and enjoy the fresh air. Slap on the ‘skeeter repellent and sunscreen and get out doors!

Franklin Sports Go Pro Youth Football Goal Post Set

Backyard Toys for Kids of All AgesTake your backyard football games to the next level with the Franklin Sports Future Champs Youth Football Goal Post Set. The easy-to-assemble goal post adjusts to between 4 and 6 feet tall and features a water-fill base to keep it steady. Use the included Micro Air Tech football, kicking tee, and distance markers to see who can boot the longest field goal.

Gymnic / Hop-66 26″ Hop Ball

Backyard Toys for Kids of All Ages - HopBallThis Hop Ball is the very best quality in hopping balls! Made in Italy from super strong yet soft latex-free vinyl for long lasting use and durability, this ball is a great product combining fun and exercise. Excellent for indoor use and on smooth, safe outdoor surfaces. Promotes body coordination, balance and lymph circulation while providing a fun workout. Special patented handgrip safety handle allows for the safest bouncing. Maximum sustainable weight of 300 pounds; for ages 9 years and older.

Diggin PopOut Ring Toss

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This soft and safe ring toss pops open for big fun! You can take it and play anywhere, outdoors or indoors. Play solo or with the whole family. To collapse, hold the mat at the corners and twist. Comes with six rings, PopOut target with posts and storage bag. Ages 3+.

Indoor/Outdoor Giant Inflatable Bowling Game

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Bowl outdoors or indoors any time – BIG time – and enjoy immensely all the fun and activity of the sport of bowling without the trip to the alley. You can set up these giant inflatable pins almost anywhere and each time invent ingenious ways to throw, kick, or otherwise go about bowling them over. Ever-exciting for ages 4 and up. Size: Pins are approx. 29″ tall. Look also at our Dual-Action Foot Pump to make ball and pin inflation extra easy.

Little Tikes Gas ‘n Go Mower Toy

Backyard Toys for Kids of All Ages - MowerA lawn mower that looks like the real thing. This outdoor toy comes with everything you need to keep the yard around your playhouse looking sharp.

Multi-Color Volleyball Cage Ball, 40″ Diameter

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Perfect for large groups of children in any recreational activity. Cage balls have super tough bladders that are resistant to puncture and leakage. The bladder is covered by a heavy duty polyester cover that may be hand washed. Easily inflates with air compressor (not included). 40″ Diameter. Multi-Color Volleyball Cage Ball.

Little Tikes Get Out n’ Grill Kitchen Set

Backyard Toys for Kids of All Ages - Grill Little Tikes Role Play products inspire kids to connect with their world through dramatic, creative, and imaginary play, while promoting social interaction for everyday fun.

Boochie, A Whole New Ball Game

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There’s a new name in indoor and outdoor games Boochie. Whether you’re hanging out in the back yard, or heading to the park or beach, we guarantee you’re going have a blast playing this game. There are so many things to love about Boochie: from the active-play element, to the unique 12-sided rolling target, to the amazing variety of throwing challenges packed inside. No two games will ever be the same. Take note that all of the wrist trackers have completely different sets of challenges so be sure to try them all. Get out and play.

Step2 Kickback Soccer Goal And Pitch Back

Backyard Toys for Kids of All Ages - Soccer GoalEnjoy a fun game of soccer and practice your pitching and catching all in one. Practice scoring goals, throwing and catching or hockey practice. Includes 1 soccer ball, 2 hockey sticks, 1 street hockey puck and 1 pitch back ball.

Little Tikes Garden Table

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Pretend gardening table for growing kids’ imaginations. 2 pots, 2 flowers, and 2 soil disks for planting. Includes real watering can and table basin with plug. Accessories can be stored inside under the purple tray. Includes tray, rake, shovel, watering can, sifter tray. Dimensions: 23L x 14W x 21H in.

While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out my fabulous resource guide on places and ideas on free and frugal ways to beat the heat around Atlanta.

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Fitness Confidential – $2.99 Kindle Version

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As you may recall, I’m making great strides to clean out my pantry, and ramp up my fitness efforts these days.  (That two-year-old post-partum baby weight ain’t going to magically disappear overnight, much to my chagrin.) Some days are much more successful than others.  And some days, I just eat cake.  In any case, I’m always on the hunt for great health and fitness-related deals.

This one’s a scorcher: through May 4th, 2014, you can snag a copy of Fitness Confidential: Adventures in Weight Loss for only $2.99 (Kindle Version).  That’s 80% off!

Written by the fitness trainer for the stars, Vinnie Tortorich helps readers get in to fantastic shape, all while weaving the inside dirt on what really goes on in the fitness industry.  So, it’s like a fitness routine plus your favorite celebrity sleaze all rolled in to one!  😉  What’s the best piece of fitness equipment money can buy? What’s the fastest way to lose weight: diet or exercise? Why are health clubs worse than used car lots? Why has Tortorich been named “America’s Angriest trainer”?  Gotta snag the book to find out these secrets, and much more!


If you’re feeling further inspiration, check out these great workout DVDs – they deliver results, but are easy on the wallet.

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--Barbara

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Crunchy Weekend Deals 6/7/14

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Crunchy Weekend Deals - organic natural allergy-friendly gluten-free

Welcome to my inaugural “Crunchy Weekend Deals” for 2/14/14 –  a round up of the week’s best new organic, natural, green, gluten free, and allergy friendly coupons and online deals. Note: You’ll find a mix here — not everything here is organic; not everything is gluten free. Pick the deals and coupons that are right for your own family.  Super-special thanks to Mashup Mom for sharing this week’s deals!

Here’s Crunchy Friday for 6/6/14. Please feel free to use in whole or in part, changing out at least the first paragraph to your own wording, with a link back to Mashup Mom here: http://www.mashupmom.com/crunchy-friday-6614-organic-green-and-gluten-free-deals/

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Welcome back to Crunchy Friday for 6/6/14, rounding up the week’s best new organic, natural, green, gluten free, and allergy friendly coupons and online deals.

Note: You’ll find a mix here — not everything here is organic; not everything is gluten free. Pick the deals and coupons that are right for your own family.
Missed a Crunchy Friday? Read them all here.
Coupons

$1.00/1 half gallon Silk Coconutmilk.
$.75/1 Back to Nature granola clusters “or any other Back to Nature Product” (Facebook).
$.55/1 Horizon mac & cheese or sandwich product.
$1.00/1 organicgirl salad.
Mambo Sprouts has added $1.00/2 Plum organics, $1.00/1 Rudi’s gluten free bread, and more.
$1.00/1 new Chex gluten free oatmeal.
$.75/1 Bear Naked granola.
$.35/1 Joy ice cream cones (they have gluten free!).
$.50/1 new Larabar Renola bars.
$1.00/1 Cascadian Farm organic protein granola.
$.25/1 Bear Naked real nut energy bar.
$.75/1 Food Should Taste Good brown rice cracker.
$1.00/1 Organic Valley half & half.
$2.00/1 4-pack Svelte organic protein shakes.
$2.00/1 six pack Zevia natural soda.
Reminder: Complete Driscoll’s berries surveys with the codes on the bottom of your packages, and they will email you a coupon for each you complete!
Over on Hopster, you can print $1.00/1 Peanut Butter & Co, and also unlock a $1.50/1 Peanut Butter & Co. coupon by watching a video and signing up for their newsletter.
$1.00/2 Brown Cow non-GMO verified 0% fat Greek yogurts.
$1.00/1 Once Again nut butter product.
$1.00/2 Brothers all natural resealable bags.
$1.00/2 Brothers-All-Natural 6-Packs.
$1.00/2 Brothers-All-Natural Disney 5-Packs.
$1.00/1 Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner.
$1.00/1 Simple Green Lemon Scent All-Purpose Cleaner.
$1.00/1 Simple Green Heavy Duty BBQ and Grill Cleaner.
$2.00/1 Melt Organic spread (Rich & Creamy or Honey).
$1.00/1 Barbara’s product 4.4 oz. or larger and $1.50/1 Barbara’s Snackimals.
Kindle freebies

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Prices on Amazon often change quickly. These Kindle books are free as of the time and date of this post, but check to make sure the price is still $0.00.

The Food Allergy Mama’s Baking Book
Gluten Free Bread Recipes
Gluten Free Slow Cooker Recipes
Online deals

Abe’s Market

Get $10 off $40 with code WATER through 6/9!
Amazon

Prices on Amazon often change quickly. You need to be logged in to see and clip coupons, which are limit one per account and will come off just the first shipment. You can cancel subscribe & save or skip a shipment at any time. You get 5% off and free shipping with subscribe & save, which increases to 15% off if you have five subscriptions on the same day/month, or 20% off if you have five + Amazon Mom with Prime — in which case your price will be even lower than shown below!

Amazon is offering a 25% off coupon for select GoPicnic — which you can combine with subscribe & save for even better savings + free shipping!
Get this 12 pack of 6 oz cans Kirkland organic tomato paste for just $5.69 shipped with subscribe & save, or $.47 a can.
10 pack Bare Fruit cinnamon apple chips, $14.41 shipped when you clip the 20% off coupon on the page and check out with subscribe & save.
Apps

Get $.25 back on bananas this week on Checkout 51.
$.50 back on milk and several other new offers on Ibotta.
Recyclebank

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Learn ways to make a trip to the beach easier on the environment and earn up to 100 points, which you can then redeem for things like coupons.

VitaminShoppe

Get free shipping, no minimum on all orders at VitaminShoppe.com when clicking through this link, through 6/30.
Recipes

Fire Roasted Tomato Tapenade with Asparagus — Easy, tasty, and gluten, dairy free.

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Amazon Lightning Deals – 12/13/13

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Amazon Lightning Deals 12/13/13

Here are today’s Amazon Lightning Deals 12/13/13! Everyday between now and Christmas, Amazon will have HOT deals for toys, household products and more. These deals last for a couple of hours however the better the deal the faster it sells out!!! Thank you The Budget Bandit for compiling this list!

Deal Starts at:

10:00 AM EST: Metro Mags Clear Colors 100 Piece Set

10:30 AM EST: Melissa & Doug Hi-Rise Dollhouse and Furniture Set

11:30 AM EST: Star Wars Luke Skywalker Signature Series Force

12:00 PM EST: Great deal for a great family night!

12:30 PM EST: VINCI 5″ Tab M Learning Tablet WiFi, Android 4.03 [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Amazon Lightning Deals – 12/12/13

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Here are today’s Amazon Holiday Toy Lightening Deals! Everyday between now and Christmas, Amazon will have HOT deals for toys, household products and more. These deals last for a couple of hours however the better the deal the faster it sells out!!! Thank you The Budget Bandit for compiling this list! [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Amazon Lightning Deals – 11/22/13

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Super big fat puffy-pink-heart thanks to The Budget Bandit for sharing these deals!

Squee!  It’s that time of year again: Amazon lightning deals are back!  You’ve got to be super -um- lightning fast to snag these unbelievable deals, which is why I’m bringing them to you.  Check the times below, and then get ready to save, save, save!  Make sure you’re already signed up for Amazon Prime, for 2-day shipping (plus a whole host of other amazing benefits!).

amazon lightening

Here are today’s Amazon Holiday Toy Lightening Deal thank’s to The Budget Bandit for compiling this list! Everyday between now and Christmas, Amazon will have HOT deals for toys, household products and more. These deals last for a couple of hours however the better the deal the faster it sells out!!!

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Kids/Toys/Games:

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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10 Essential Newborn Items *Possible Baby Shower Gifts*

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Since my sister is weeks away from welcoming her first in to the world, I can’t help but find myself wondering around Amazon and other sites, looking at all the latest and greatest in the world of “baby stuff”.  (You know, since MY little guy is approaching his one year birthday…)

I recently came across this list of “Newborn Essentials” — and it claims to be 10 items “You Probably Didn’t Know You Needed”

While I think much of this is true, I can’t help but wonder, if y’all agree or disagree?  What would you add or take off this list?  :o)  I have SEVEN of these items — and y’all know I think many baby items aren’t essential!  Of course, every baby’s nursery should be filled with board books as well as well-loved classics to read aloud to your kids.

This list was compiled by Amazon here: 10 Essential Newborn Items and I added my own two cents, along with a few other things *I* find essential!  Would love to hear y’alls thoughts. 🙂

essential newborn items - moses basket

10.  A moses basket – designed to allow you to move a slumbering newborn from room to room, since that’s their primary job.  But please advice, you should NOT carry infant in said basket, as it’s neither designed nor sturdy enough for carrying a baby.  (So what’s the point of it, then??)

essential newborn items - diaper caddy

9. Diaper caddy – Meh.  This is also designed to make it easy to change baby anywhere.  But, IMO, unless you live in a luxurious, super-spacious mansion, why not just take baby to a dedicated diaper-changing spot?  We always kept a “station” downstairs in the den for diaper changes.  Mostly done on the floor.  (Did I mention, we never really used a changing table, too – especially with my second child?)

essential newborn items - portable swing

8. Travel swing – Ok.  So baby swings can be big, bulky space-suckers, but also complete life-savers for many a’weary parent or cranky baby.  So the best of both world are travel swings: they can fold up and come with you around the house, on the porch, wherever you need it to go!  You can usually pick one up second hand at a garage sale, consignment sale, or a local Facebook sell/swap group for under twenty bucks.

 essential newborn items - baby carriers

7.  sling or wrap – Hands down, I big-fat-puffy-pink-heart LOVED carrying/wearing my children.  For my daughter, I had a secondhand Baby Bjorn, and I snuggled with her particularly when I went to the grocery store, until she was big enough to sit up in the cart seat (with a cushiony grocery cart seat cover, of course!)  Once my son came along, a carrier become imperative!  Luckily, I was gifted a Moby Wrap – and, man!, once i got the hang of that thing, it was absolutely FANTASTIC, not to mention essential to keep me hands free with two children.  There are so  many carriers, slings, and wraps out there – you’re bound to find one that works for you and your baby.

essential newborn items - rocker/glider6.  glider – My son is two years old, and we still snuggle in our old, secondhand rickety glider.  Gliders/rockers are an essential luxury for bonding with your little ones – whether its used for nursing, reading, or just plain ol’ rocking.  Some of my sweetest moments with each of my children happened while rocking.

 essential newborn items - swaddle blanket

5.  swaddle blankets – holy moly!  I don’t know what parents with newborns did before these magical, miracle blankets! The very best advice I got when my son was a newborn and not fond of sleeping at night was to wrap him in a swaddle blanket, give him a paci, and crank up the sound machine.  As an added benefit, “baby burritos” just look so darn cute, don’t they?  😉  There are so many options to choose from, too: sleep sacks, straight-up swaddle blankets, and fitted/formed swaddling “pods”.  You can also check out more on baby sleeping advice here.

essential newborn items - sound machine

4.  white noise machine – Again, along with the swaddlers, I found the sound machine to be a God-send.  In fact, my kids are well past infancy, but they still sleep with one.  They are fantastic for blocking out noise, which means you don’t need to achieve a silent household in order for your little one to slumber.  You can get an actual sound machine (<== that’s the one I have in each of my kids’ rooms), or even utilize a free app on your smartphone.

essential newborn items - waterproof mattress pad

3.  waterproof mattress pad – Let’s face it: babies create yucky messes.  Your baby will vomit at some point in his crib.  He will also have an explosive diaper in his crib.  (…and if a seasoned parent claims otherwise, smack them for me, please!)  So, why not minimize the amount of mess you’re cleaning, by protecting the crib’s mattress.  Actually, keep two waterproof mattress pads on hand, so you can easily change the crib sheets AND the mattress pad all at once.

essential newborn items - burp cloths

2.  Ok, here’s where Amazon and I differ greatly…  Their list has a nasal aspirator listed in the #2 spot.  But, ….I just can’t put this on *my* personal “essentials” list.  Instead, I give a nod to good ol’ fashion burp cloths.  Not only do they serve a very practical purpose, but both of my kids adapted them as “blankies” with which they cuddle and sleep with, even at (almost) five years old!  Mine love the Gerber terry cloth burp cloths, which come in adorable patterns and in multi-packs.  For the purposes of actually USING a burp cloth, I love the Gerber flat fold 10-pack.  They come in white, and are handy for wiping up any mess a baby can -um- throw your way.  And once your littles are older, they make great dust cloths, too!

essential newborn items - breast pump

1.  breast pump device – Yes, yes, and yes.  Even if you don’t intend to bottle feed, a pump is your breast-feeding BFF.  If pumping will be a regular part of your routine, a hands-free pump simply allows you to more easily go about your business whilst pumping.  Plain.  And.  Simple.  You don’t *need* anything fancy, particularly if you end up with a baby who won’t take a bottle (like my firstborn!), but at the very least, every nursing mother will need relief from time to time.  Also, keep in mind that insurances these days will help with the cost.  (Check with your provider for more information.)

***Check out how to find and stock up on cheap diapers!  That’s certain an essential newborn item, I’d say.***

Did you know you can easily set up a baby registry via Amazon?


Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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