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!)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

FREE Ebooks on Amazon! ($24 value!)

There are some great looking, and highly rated ebooks for FREE right now on Amazon!  6 different titles -- and two of them are box sets!

  • If you don’t have a Kindle, you can just download a free reading app from Amazon which will allow you to read this on your PC, iPad, iPhone, blackberry, android, Mac and more!
  • Prices change often.....if it's still FREE the price will be listed as $0.00

~ BOX SET #6: Body Butters For Beginners & Homemade Body Scrubs & Masks For Beginners

~ BOX SET #13: (5 books!) Superfoods That Kickstart Weight Loss + Essential Oils & Aromatherapy for Beginners + Body Butters for Beginners + Soap Making for Beginners

~ Paleo Diet Made Easy

~ Homemade Body Butter: 30 Body Butter Recipes for Nourished and Soft Skin Today

~ Oil Pulling Therapy For Beginners: Detoxify & Heal Your Mouth, Teeth, Gums & Body With Coconut Oil Through Natural Oil Pulling

~ Minimalism: How To Declutter, De-Stress And Simplify Your Life With Simple Living

Friday, June 27, 2014

FREE Sample of Truvia Natural Sweetener

You can get a FREE sample of Truvia natural sweetener here and it comes with a $2 coupon too!

*Just as a side note, I've just recently started following Trim Healthy Mama's way of eating, and have been loving it so far!  For a while now our family had already been been working on increasing whole foods and eliminating refined sugar from our diet.  I really like their balanced and biblical approach, the emphasis on real food, and people have been having incredible results!

One of the things they recommend is eliminating sugar from your diet, and using healthy natural alternatives when necessary.  Truvia is one of the natural sweeteners they suggest.  I was nervous about trying a sweetener, since even something completely natural like Stevia can have a bitter aftertaste.  But I don't feel good after eating high-glycemic sugars, and sometimes I do need just a bit of sweetness.  So I thought it was worth a try.  I've been really happy with Truvia!  So there you go...there's my random review, haha!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

**HOT Printable Coupons** $4/1 Huggies Diapers and Pull-Ups!

If you need diapers -- or know someone who does -- jump on these *HOT* coupons!!

Get up to $4/1 ANY size Huggies diapers (includes Little Movers, Little Snugglers, Overnights, Pull-Ups...also $1.50 off Huggies wipes 40ct+)!!

*NOTE: to get these high value coupons, you’ll need to share with 3 friends or share on Twitter. Otherwise they'll be $2/1 - still good, but share the love and get a higher value.  Check them out here -- and quick before they're gone!

Cookie Cupcakes -- Quick, Easy, and SO Yummy!

You guys, I am so excited to share these treats....crispy, chewy, coconut sugar cookies, topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting, sprinkled with pretty coconut and sugar....and devoured!  Two words: "dangerously delicious"!  They are a great bite-size for the kiddos....and for you to have more than one and still enjoy yourself.  ;)

We had a last-minute get together for the 4th of July, and at first I was going to make our 4th of July fruit kabobs (....big hit with the kids, and a favorite on the blog!)....but then I realized we were out of blueberries and I couldn't find our wooden skewers, lol. 

I wanted a fun treat for the kids though, so with strawberries in hand, off to Pinterest I went!  I found this recipe for "Red, White, and Blue Sugar Cookie Cups" and it was perfect -- it's an easy one to make and easy to have all the ingredients on hand!

After baking the sugar cookie cups, I frosted them with cream cheese frosting - just put it in a Ziploc bag, snip off the corner and do a swirly-whirly on top for a pretty look.

I had red sugar that was clearanced after Christmas, and I dyed some coconut blue for the topping.  To make the blue coconut, I just tossed some shredded coconut and a couple drops of blue food coloring (I'd like to try a natural food coloring like this) in a Tupperware container - the kids liked helping with this!  Then we added some fresh strawberries...

The red, white and blue was perfect for a 4th of July or Memorial Day treat, but my mind was racing with other color possibilities -- birthday parties, sports teams, other holidays, pink and blue for baby showers or gender reveal parties...

I did leave some plain for those who don't love coconut - just as yummy to keep it really simple with just the colored sugar....

They were super delicious!!  Seriously, how can you go wrong with sugar cookies, cream cheese, fresh fruit, and anything in a mini muffin tin?? It was very similar in taste to a fruit pizza, but in a cute bite size.  (My mouth is watering just typing this up!)


For the Cookie Cupcakes:
  • 1 (17.5 oz.) package Sugar Cookie Cookie Mix (I used Betty Crocker)
  • ½ c. coconut oil
  • 1 egg
1. Mix cookies according to package instructions, substituting coconut oil for butter.
2. Grease mini muffin tin (24 muffins) and divide dough evenly among tins.
3. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
4. Cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • ½ c. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 6 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 c. powdered sugar
1. In a large bowl, beat butter, cream cheese, & vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth & blended.
2. Add powdered sugar, mixing until smooth, then beat on medium speed for 1 minute to lighten the frosting.
3. Top cooled cookie cups with cream cheese frosting, using a plastic bag with the corner cut off to pipe frosting (a smaller hole gives you more control). Top with blue coconut, red sugar, and strawberry piece (or whatever you'd like).

Optional Toppings:
  • ½ c. sweetened, shredded coconut (dyed with a couple drops of food coloring)
  • colored sugar
  • fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries (if using large strawberries, divide into smaller segments)
  • candies (nerds, gummies, etc)