Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Amazon: Darice 120-Piece Deluxe Art Set only $7.62 (89% off)!

This Darice 120-piece Deluxe Art Set is a wonderful gift idea -- perfect since Christmas is around the corner or stock up for birthdays!  It includes lots of art supplies (markers, pencils, pastels, watercolors...) and accessories.  Right now it's only $7.62, plus it qualifies for FREE shipping!  My kids love having these things on hand to experiment with and create all kinds of art.  (I think my oldest actually got the 80-piece set in the wood case from Grandma and he loved it!  I loved the sturdy case!)

Monday, September 15, 2014

*HOT* LivingSocial Deal: 1-Year Costco Membership, $20 Costco Gift Card, Free Kirkland Items (worth $30+) & More for Only $55!!

Have you been considering a new Costco membership?  Head on over to get a 1-Year Costco Gold Star Membership, a $20 Costco Cash Card, and vouchers for Free Kirkland products all for just $55 (a $146.44 value!!). I think this is one of the best Costco Membership offers I've seen.  I just visited recently with my mom and found loads of reasons to get my own (they have a lot of healthy organic and whole food options which is important to our family)!  If you have been thinking about it, now is the time to join -- check out this super savings for you!!

For $55 you get:
~ Costco Gold Star Membership
~ $20 Costco Gift Card
~ Coupons for Free Kirkland products (worth $30+):
  • apple pie
  • rotisserie chicken
  • 30-pack of bath tissue
~ Plus, enjoy three months of free identity protection service brought to you by Identity Guard® (a $40.47 value)

This is all a $146.44 total value!  Not to mention the fantastic deals you'll get when shopping at Costco!  Also, since this is a LivingSocial offer, if you have 3 friends that sign up with your link you'll get your membership completely free! Who do you know that would love this deal too?

A little fine print (more details here):
  • Valid for NEW members only. This offer is not valid for a renewal of an existing Costco Membership
  • Limit 1 Membership per customer, up to 3 additional Memberships as gifts 
  • You can buy this Deal with confidence, because it's covered by the LivingSocial Good Deal Guarantee up to the Voucher Expiration Date

Amazon: Robeez Crib Shoes and First Walker Shoes as low as $9.99!

Great deal for those with little ones or if you're looking for a gift!  Head on over to Amazon where they are offering select Robeez Crib Shoes and First Walker Shoes for as low as $9.99.

I had little Robeez boots for my Levi last year and they were wonderful! Easy on, easy off, and they seemed so comfortable for his tiny toes.  When I had trouble keeping socks on him, Robeez were recommended by so many friends! This is an amazing price as these shoes regularly sell for up to $34.95 per pair! Plus, get free Super Saver Shipping with a $35+ order or get free 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime.

(thanks Hip2Save!)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Java Chip Frappe Recipe (THM friendly! "S")

I found a couple recipes online for yummy blended coffee drinks that were sugar free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly, so I whipped one up with a few modifications and was so thrilled with it I had to share!  It's healthy (won't spike my blood sugar and pack on pounds!), creamy, delicious -- I'm in!  This was such a treat!

Java Chip Frappe

1/2 c. almond milk
1/4 c. heavy cream
1/3 c. cold coffee*
2 1/2 T. sweetener (I used a combination of erythritol, xylitol, and Truvia)
1 T. cocoa powder (I used organic cacao powder)
1/2 t. xanthan gum (or 1/8 t. glucomannan)**
1/2 scoop protein powder
1 1/2 c. ice (approx. 18 ice cubes)
1 square of 85% dark chocolate, chopped (I used Ghiradelli 86% Midnight Reverie)

Optional topping: (I was too busy drinking it to bother making it pretty, lol)
whipped cream
sugar-free chocolate syrup
chopped/shaved chocolate

Blend all ingredients together in blender.  Add toppings if desired.  Serves 2.


I had leftover coffee to use up, but you could use water + instant coffee, or coffee ice cubes instead (if you use "coffee cubes", you may need to add some water or almond milk to thin it a little, depending on your preference - or your blenders' preference ;) ).

**The xanthan gum/gluccie is to thicken it, but it would taste just fine without it, only thinner.  Next time I'm going to try it with Great Lakes gelatin instead of the xanthan gum and protein powder because I love finding ways to get grass-fed gelatin into my diet (if you used gelatin and also subbed coconut milk for the cream, it would be allergen friendly).


If you don't know what Trim Healthy Mama is, I highly recommend checking it out!  I've been following this delicious way of eating for almost 2 months, and I've lost about 20 pounds without even exercising! (*although I have now joined an exercise challenge group and taken on Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred to get stronger and toned)

If you do follow Trim Healthy Mama, check out Jen's post about the Sweetener Sale they're having until September 15th, 2014!  I just happened to have those very packages in my "cart" when I found out about the sale - they'll be delivered any day and I'm so excited to try them!

*This post may contain affiliate links.  When you click on those links and make a purchase, it won't cost you anything extra, but we may get a small percentage to help support our blog and family. Thank you!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

FREE Redbox Blu-Ray or DVD Movie Rental (Or $1.50 Credit)

Today and tomorrow only (July 16th and 17th), you can get a completely FREE Redbox Blu-Ray or DVD Rental (or $1.50 credit towards a video rental or video game)!

Use the promo code FRIENDS at the kiosk or using the Redbox mobile app to get $1.50 off your rental!
  You may use it one time per credit/debit card.

You will need to swipe your credit/debit card, but will not be charged unless you return it late (after 9pm the next night).  In that case, you'd pay the daily charge for each day it's late. 
Check here for Redbox locations.  You can use each code once per credit/debit card.

*Other Current Codes
: (as far as I know these are valid - let us know in the comments how they work for you!)


DVDATWAG (valid only at Walgreens locations)
DVDKROG (valid only at Kroger locations)
DRIVEIN (valid only at Sonic locations)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

FREE Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions! ($40 value!)

Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

There's a great offer at Tropical Traditions right now!  Through July 6th, get a FREE 32oz jar of Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil ($40 value!) with any $12.99 purchase!
I've heard such wonderful things about their coconut oil, but haven't had a chance to try it yet!  They are known for being a fantastic source for quality coconut oil, as well as organic foods and healthy products. 

You can certainly buy something cheaper than I did, but I decided on the 5-gallon bucket of coconut oil for my purchase.  After shipping & the free quart, it works out to be like paying $3.82 for 16oz of amazing quality coconut oil!!  (**note: the 5-gallon sale price is only good through July 3rd though!)

*If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.
(thanks Kitchen Stewardship for the heads up!)