Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chipotle: Buy 1 Get 1 Free!

If you have a Facebook account,  go grab this Buy 1, Get 1 Free coupon good on burritos, bowls, tacos and salads. I love Chipotle - yum! Just watch the short commercial and then the coupon will come up. Click HERE.

Free 3 Month Subscription to Food & Wine Magazine!

Hurry to get this free 3 month subscription to Food and Wine Magazine from Pepcid. Click HERE.

DIY: Recovering a Lampshade

I don't know about you, I find it very hard to find a lamp shade that I like. One that is the right shape or goes with my decor. And most of the lamp shades I see are BORING! Now you can add some pizazz to your lampshades with this tutorial from Emily Clark. I have some old lamp shades in the garage that I kept for who knows what reason - and now they can get a new life! I love Emily's new shade - it is stylish and fun. Go here to find out how she did it.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

What does "Being Frugal" Mean?

Being frugal does not mean that you are poor or cheap. Being frugal means that you are smart with your money. You make smart purchases - wait for things to go on sale, use coupons and buy good quality items that will last. Even if I was a multi-millionaire, I would still use a 40% off coupon if I had one. Why wouldn't I? It's just a mindset you have - to make the wisest decisions with your money. Check out this article at DumbLittleMan about what frugality really means.
It's smart to be frugal!

A Great Meal Helper - Dinner!

Don't know what to make for dinner tonight? Go to and enter the ingredients you have on hand and it will come up with some easy recipe ideas! You can also make meal plans for the week, shopping lists and much more! Click HERE.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

30% off at Coach Factory Outlet!

If you are lucky enough to have a Coach Factory Outlet store by you, here is a great deal. Get an extra 30% off your purchase until 2/27 with this coupon. Click HERE.

DIY: Simple Striped Canvas!

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Art can make a huge impact on a room. And you don't have to spend a lot of money to get a great piece of art - you can make it yourself! Look how bold and bright these simple striped canvases are. Get a few cans of paint in the colors of your choice (you can buy the small sample cans of paint at home improvement stores). Paint varying stripes on a canvas in different widths. To get the stripes straight and even, tape them off with painter's tape. Simple, inexpensive, stylish and fun!

How to make free phone calls online!

If you are thinking about making the switch to making your phone calls via the internet with Skype, Google Voice, etc - check out this article from DoughRoller. They test each online service and give a review of each one. If any of you use one of these services, let us know what you think! Click here.

Eversave: Free $5 credit (today only)!

Eversave is a great site to find excellent deals every single day. If you sign up today, you will get a free $5 credit to use towards any of their future deals. It's free to sign-up so go ahead and get your $5 credit. Never know when it will come in handy! Click here.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Last Minute Gift Idea!

This "You Are" print is fun, personal and would make a great Valentine's gift for your special someone. Just stick it in a frame and wrap it up! Sprik Space made this cute freebie and it is available in several colors. Click HERE.

Toy Story 3 - only $8.99!

Toy Story 3Wow! Right now Amazon has Toy Story 3 DVD for $8.99 (regularly $29.99) plus you get $5 worth of eligible movies and TV shows from Amazon Video On Demand after you order your item for free! Just remember that prices change often on Amazon - this might not last long! Click image.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

DIY: "Love" Headboard

How cool is this headboard? See how they did it at House Tweaking.

DIY: Cute Button Magnets

How many of you have a drawer/box/bowl of buttons that you have been saving for years? I know I do! Let's give those buttons a new life today and make these cute little magnets for the fridge. Just take a larger size button and glue a little magnet on the back (available at craft stores). And Waa Laa, you have an adorable new magnet! If you are throwing old clothes away that are not wearable, don't forget to take off the buttons first! You could do them in a variety of colors - striped or flowered buttons would be adorable. A bunch of them in a little tin would make a really cute gift. 

"10 Things I Love About You" Printable

The best gifts are "personal" - ones with meaning. So, this printable from Crafty Carnival makes for a nice Valentine's Day gift. Print it off and have your kids color it in and write things about Grandma, Daddy or their sibling. Or even better, color it yourself and give it to your child. I think this would make them feel really special - better than a card you can just buy at the store. After Valentine's Day, you can frame it and hang it in their room so they can remember how special you think they are! Click here to print.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Free Donut Valentines at Krispy Kreme!

Buy a dozen doughnuts at Krispy Kreme and get 12 Valentines Day Cards with a coupon on the back for a FREE doughnut, coffee, or hot chocolate.  Click HERE to see if your local Krispy Kreme is participating.

Oprah Magazine: $5 for a 1-yr subscription!

2/12/11 Update: This offer is now in the lower bottom right of the Mampedia website.

Mamapedia has a GREAT deal on Oprah Magazine today. You can get a 1-year subscription for only $10 and if you have never made a purchase through Mamapedia, you can use the code OPRAH5 and save an additional $5. That makes your one year subscription just $5! Awesome. Click HERE.

Free Printable Valentine's Cards from Disney!

Disney has these cute Valentine's Day cards that you can print for free! The cards include Toy Story, Tangled, Cars 2, Disney Princess, Tinkerbell, Phineas & Ferb and more! Click HERE.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Send Free Designer E-Cards from Kate Spade


Kate Spade is offering these great ecards that you can send for free. Many to choose from - some are even animated. Check them out here.

Free Valentine's Notes!

Last year on Valentine's Day, I made little love notes and put them all over the house for my kids to find. These cute notes from Crafts and Sutch would be perfect for doing this for your kids or significant other! Tape on the bathroom mirror, put in the fridge, in their lunch, on their pillow, on the TV - you get the idea. They'll be reminded of how much you love them all day long. Click here to print.

Panasonic 42" 1080 p Plasma HDTV for $599.99 (45% off) + Free Shipping!

Panasonic VIERA TC-P42G25 42-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV
Every now and then I post about good deals on big tickets items. I don't post it unless it's a REALLY good deal. We all have to buy TVs at some point so you might as well get a great price on it, right? Today, Amazon has this Panasonic 42" 1080 p Plasma HDTV for $599.99 with free shipping. The regular price on this TV is $1099 - so this is a savings of about $500 (45%)! This television has great reviews from people who have purchased it . I hope some of you who need a new TV get in on this good deal :) Click image.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Free Membership to Mighty Book Jr (Online Books for Kids)!

Mighty Books Jr. is offering a completely FREE membership to their website (a $99.00 value). You will have access to over 850 online books that are animated and will be read out loud to your kids.
Redeem this offer in 3 simple steps:
1. Sign up at  www.MIGHTYBOOKJR.COM
2. Enter coupon code learntoread.
3. Payment box will disappear – giving you 1 FREE year.

Free "You Are Beautiful" Print!

I love simple things. I love white space. I LOVE this print by It's a Crafty Life. Go here to print in several colors.

Sears: Free 10x13 Customized Wall Portrait ($44.97 value)!

This would make an excellent V-Day gift! No purchase necessary. Click here.

DIY: Pretty Felt Flower Pillow!

These flower pillows are all the rage right now. I simply LOVE them. They bring instant "happy" to a room, know what I mean?  Now you can make one yourself and it isn't hard at all! The Crafting Chicks show you how here.

Free Brunswick Bowling and Chuck E Cheese Valentine Coupons!

Here are some Valentine's coupons your kids can hand out at school - a free game of bowling at Brunswick and free Chuck E Cheese tokens! Put both of these coupons in a goodie bag with some candy and you've got it made! Click below to print.
Free Bowling Valentines
Chuck  E Cheese Valentines

Fun Kit-Kat Birthday Cake!

How cute would this cake be at a birthday party? It is very easy to make and would work well for girls or boys. Choose the color of ribbon that goes along with your party theme or leave it off all together for a boy. Kids would LOVE it! I know some adults that would, too :) Check out the EASY instructions at MadeInMelissa'sKitchen.

Free Star Wars Valentine Candy Printables!

These Star Wars candy bags from MeckMom are super cool! Perfect to take to a class party. I love the little labels for the bottom of the candy. So cute! Click HERE.

Pay only $20 for $40 at!

Here is a great deal through Groupon. If you haven't signed up for Groupon yet - it's free and they have a new deal every day. Today the deal is pay only $20 for $40 worth of candy or flowers at! Pass it on to husbands and boyfriends! The offer is for online only so it doesn't matter what city you sign up for. Click HERE.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Free Printable Disney Character Valentines!

Click HERE to print these free valentine cards from

Pre-Order "Tangled" for $19.99 (50% off)!

Tangled (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)Today you can pre-order Tangled Two-Disc Blu-Ray/DVD Combo for only $19.99 (regularly $39.99). My kids loved this movie. So did I :)

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