Thursday, September 30, 2010

Free Printable Owl Mobile!

I found this mobile for my daughter's room and thought I would share with you guys :) This mobile is free to print and is sooo cute! Click on over to Skip to my Lou to download.

Create Unique Pumpkin Decor!

Midwest Living has some great ideas for doing something unique with your pumpkin this year. Who knew that pumpkins could become so stylish? Check out some of the easy DIY projects HERE.

90% off at - Today Only!

$25 Restaurant Gift Certificates for only $10!  

Today you can get $25 gift certificates for $1 each at when you use the code "WOW" at checkout. $25 worth of food for a dollar? That is a big wow! I have mentioned this website before because my family uses it all of the time. It's really a good deal. I've never seen it at 90% off before! The deal is only good today - so take advantage of it. The gift certificates usually don't expire for quite a while (read the details on each restaurant listing), so you can buy them now and use over the next several months. Just put in your zip code to see which restaurants in your area offer these gift certificates. Click blue image above.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Free Workshop with Martha Stewart Living at Home Depot!

Home Depot is having a free Do-It-Herself Workshop ( Decor Coordination with Martha Stewart Living) this Thursday, Sept 30 from 7-8:30pm.  Learn how to coordinate your kitchen, paint, carpet and decor with style, all while staying within a budget. The first 30 attendees will receive a free Decor Project Organizer. The workshop is free, but you need to sign up HERE.

Free Apps!

Mirror in Your Pocket:
Turn your iPhone or iPad into a pocket mirror with this cool application. Today, you can download it for free! Click HERE.

Dragon Dictation:
Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard. Download for free HERE.

Free Halloween Stencils!

Better Homes and Gardens has some free Halloween stencils that you can download and print. Use the stencil to draw a shape on your pumpkin and then paint it or cut it out with a knife! Looks like fun! Click HERE.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween Cake Pops!

How adorable are these cake pops? They are super simple to make and the kids will love them. It's basically a cake mix with icing stirred in and then rolled into balls! So cute. Get the simple recipe HERE.

Free 8x10 Portrait at Target!

Get a free 8x10 portrait (plus more free photos) at Target with no sitting fee! Good until 10/9. Click HERE.

Great Pier 1 coupons!

Yay! Here are 2 awesome Pier 1 coupons:
  • Get $5 off a $15 purchase
  • Get free reed diffuser with and $30 purchase
Click HERE to print coupons.

Free Subscription to Lego Club Magazine!

My son gets this magazine and can't wait until he gets a new issue each month. He loves it! Get your free 2-yr subscription HERE.

DIY: Metallic Pumpkins!

Cheap, dollar store pumpkins...

transformed into stylish, metallic pumpkins!

What do you get when when you take cheap, orange pumpkins and give them a fresh coat of paint? You get fun, stylish and totally cool fall decor! I got various pumpkin shapes from the Dollar Tree and sprayed them with metallic silver paint (around $2 at Walmart). They end up looking like something you'd buy at Pottery Barn - very modern and chic! It's a wonder what a little paint will do :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Lowes: Free Build & Grow Clinic for Kids!

Kids can make a fire truck tomorrow (Sept. 25th) at Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic (10-11am). The event is free but you need to register first by clicking HERE.

Toys R Us: Free Birthday Event!

It's Geoffrey's birthday! Take the kids to Toys R Us tomorrow ( Sept. 25th from noon until 3)) for a birthday bash including parades, activities and giveaways! The parade starts every half hour starting at 12:30. 

Free Night of Theater!

Theatre Communications Group's Free Night of Theater program is back this October and coming to a theater near you!

The Free Night of Theatre program introduces people to the thrill of live theatre - absolutely FREE of charge! How cool is that? Click HERE to find a show near you. Hurry and get the tickets before they are all gone!

Free Subscription to BabyTalk and American Baby Magazines!

Get a free subscription to both of these magazines from babiesonline. I used to get both of these mags when my kiddos where little. Lots of great info! Click HERE

Free American Girl Event at Michaels!

Tomorrow, Sept. 25th, Michaels is having a free American Girl craft event starting at 10am. These events are a lot of fun - my kids always enjoy them. This is for girls 8 yrs and up. So, if your daughter loves American Girl, I would definitely check this one out!

$10 Free at The Limited!

Shop at The Limited now through Sunday and they will hand you $10 free to use in the store. Sweet! This will be great to use on small items like jewelry, socks, scarves, etc. Time to get a Christmas gift crossed off the list!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Inexpensive Fall Centerpiece

Although it is still very hot where I live, I am excited to start decorating for fall. Here is the centerpiece for my dining room table. The inspiration came from Pottery Barn, the actual purchase was made at the dollar store! I bought these "mini pumpkin" decorations ($1 per bag) and used a vase I already had. How easy is that? I love it! Look for these at Dollar Tree in the Halloween Decor section. I'll post more decor ideas soon....

AMF: $20 off bowling for 4 or more!

Hurry and print this coupon good for $20 off bowling when you have at least 4 people. Great deal- but these coupon go fast! Click HERE.

Glee: Complete First Season - 42% off!

Glee: The Complete First SeasonAmazon has the first season of Glee on DVD for $34.99 (reg $59.98) - plus FREE shipping! This will make an awesome gift for any Glee fan. Click image.

Make Your Own Body Sugar for Hair Removal!

Who knew that it only takes these 3 ingredients to make your own version of "Nads" or other hair removal  body sugars? "Sugaring" removes hair easily and you don't have to repeat as often as shaving - plus, it leaves your legs feeling super smooth. You'll also need some strips of cotton to use during the process - old bed sheets work great! So don't buy those expensive products you see on TV, same a little dough and make your own! Click HERE for the super easy instructions.

Free Photo Portrait at Sears!

Get a free portrait composite at Sears Portrait Studio ( a $44.98) value! There are no sitting fees and no purchase required. Professional photos done for free - what a great deal! Print coupon HERE.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Follow Me!

Be sure to follow me on Facebook where I post extra deals that I sometimes don't post on the website. These are usually quick deals or coupons that you need to act fast on before they are gone.  So, please follow me!! Click the "f" icon on the right side of the website :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

DIY: Flash Card Art!

How cute would this art look in a playroom or child's bedroom? All you need are flash cards and frames and you've got instant, modern art! Click HERE for more photos.

Free Printable Book Plates!

Shirley Ng-Benitez is offering these beautifully illustrated book plates for free. Just print off on sticker-paper and attached to the inside of your child's favorite books. They are adorable. Click HERE to print.

Free Museum Tickets!

This is an awesome deal! Smithsonian Magazine is offering free entrance to museums around the country this Saturday, Sept 25th. Visit their site to find a museum in your area, then print out a voucher that will give you and one other person free admittance to the museum of your choice. Free museum day is available at over 1,000 museums nationwide. One free voucher per household.

Free Star Wars Event at Pottery Barn Kids!

This Saturday (Sept 25th), Pottery Barn Kids is having a free Star Wars Craft party. Your kids (4 yrs and up) can make Yoda, TIE Fighter and X-Wing puppets. How fun! To locate a store near you - click HERE.

Pier 1: $10 off a $30 Purchase!

Pier 1 is my favorite store so anytime they give out a coupon - I'm a happy camper. And this is a good one! Get $10 off a $30 purchase until Oct 3rd. If you haven't been in Pier 1 lately - go check it out. They have inexpensive jewelry and knick- knaks that will make perfect Christmas presents. Print coupon HERE.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Huge List of Printable Coupons!

If you have some shopping to do this weekend, be sure to take these coupons along with you!

 Thanks, Your Retail Helper

Monday, September 13, 2010

Home Responsibility Job Application for Kids!

Amy from LivingLocurto has created this Job Responsibility Application for kids. It's a great way for your kids to sign up for extra chores around the house and have some added responsibility. Job titles include "Speaker of the House", "Mailbox Monitor" and "Zoo Keeper".

Here is what Amy says about the project:
"Basically, this is a job application for chores beyond my children’s normal duties of cleaning their room and picking up toys. I feel like they should do everyday chores as a part of our family, but should learn what it’s like to be in the “real world” by getting paid to do specific jobs."

I think it's a GREAT idea. Thanks, Amy! Go HERE to print. 

62 Piece Serving Set - only $50!

Housewares Deals is offering the Retroneau Willow 62 Piece Serving Set for 12 for only $50 (reg $530). If you know someone with a contemporary or modern style, this would make an excellent Christmas present. They'll think you spent the big bucks! The set includes 12 of each: dinner fork, salad fork, soup spoon, teaspoon and knife plus one serving spoon and fork. I think it's pretty cool & unique - not something you usually see in flatware! This deal is good TODAY only. Click HERE

Jamba Juice: B1G1 Free!

From now until Sept 22nd, Jamba Juice is offering "buy 1 smoothie, get 1 free". Yummo! Click HERE to print coupon.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Grandparents Eat Free at Old Spaghetti Factory!

Take grandma and grandpa into Old Spaghetti Factory Sept 12-14th and they eat free! One entree purchase required for each free grandparent meal, dine-in only. Yum!

Mimi's Cafe - $10 off $30 Purchase!

I just used one of these coupons last weekend when my parents were in town. It's a great deal! Get $10 off a $30 purchase at Mimi's on Sept 13 and 14th only. Click HERE to print coupon.

Baskin Robbins: Buy 1, Get 1 free!

Here is a coupon for "buy 1 scoop, get one free" at Baskin Robbins - good through 9/23. Click HERE to print coupon.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

DIY: Make Your own Graphic Rug!

I love cool ideas like this that you can do yourself. Graphic rugs can make a huge impact in a room but they can be a bit pricey. Time for a little do-it-yourself project! Get an inexpensive white rug at Walmart or Target, some fabric paint and stencils and you've got all you need to make a dramatic rug "art piece"! This project is featured at - it's not in English, but you can get the main idea. Just use the stencil to trace the letters or numbers and fill in with paint. I love how it looks! Click HERE.

Check out your local Walgreens and CVS for 75% off Summer Items!

I'm hearing reports that CVS and Walgreens are getting rid of their summer stuff at 75% off! Readers have gotten coolers, summer toys, plastic ware, etc. Check your local store to see if they are having this awesome sale! Better hurry - this stuff goes fast.

Thomas Play Date at Toys R Us!

Toys R Us is having a Thomas & Friends Play Date this Saturday (Sept 11) from 11-1. There will be giveaways, story time, coloring and more. The event is free. Click HERE for a location near you.