Tuesday, July 25, 2017

My Biggest Money Saving Tip: Ebates!


Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

In the last two years, I have made almost $200 from Ebates and all I did was make my usual online purchases! Ebates is my favorite (and the easiest) way to save money online. You get a $10 bonus FREE just for joining and trying it out! No strings attached. Just make an account, place a $25 order on whatever website you want, and you receive $10! The money you earn is paid out quarterly and you can choose to get a check in the mail or get your money deposited directly to Paypal.


My biggest Ebates tip is to get the browser extension. It's a button that will pop up on your internet browser every time you go to website that is cash back eligible so that you don't forget to use it! All you have to do it push the button that pops up, make your usual purchase, and you will earn cashback! Here's what the button looks like when I visit Walmart.com with the extension:




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Have you ever tried Ebates before? What's your biggest money saving tip?

Monday, July 24, 2017

Recipe: Healthy Ginger-Cantaloupe Popsicles!


It's been a hot and muggy couple of weeks here in Columbus so any recipe that can help keep us cool is a win in my book! This DIY ginger cantaloupe popsicle recipe from Terra's Kitchen is the delicious, refreshing treat that we all need in our lives. It's a healthy, fruit-filled snack that is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth – and the best part is they are completely guilt-free!  

Ingredients:

3 slices of fresh ginger
1/4 cup sugar
1 ripe cantaloupe
Sliced strawberries (optional)
Popsicle forms and popsicle sticks

Directions:

1. In a small sauce pan, add the sugar and 1/2 cup water over medium heat. Cook just until the sugar has melted. Remove from heat and drop in ginger. Set aside until cooled. (Remove ginger when ready to use!)
2. Slice cantaloupe in half and scoop out seeds. Spoon cantaloupe flesh into a blender. Blend until smooth.
3. Add just enough of the cooled ginger syrup to sweeten as desired. Save the remaining syrup for another use.
4. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze overnight. For a variation, push a few sliced strawberries down into the popsicle molds before freezing.

Have you ever tried Ginger- Cantaloupe Popsicles before? What are your favorite healthy popsicle recipes?

Friday, July 21, 2017

Frugal Friday: Save Money with Groupon Coupons!


I start my Christmas shopping in July so that I can keep an eye out for the best sales and deals throughout the remainder of the year. I do the majority of my shopping online and not only do I keep an eye on sales but coupons too. In fact, one of my biggest money saving tips for online shopping is to ALWAYS looks for a coupon code and deals when shopping online. 

Groupon Coupons is the first place I check for coupons and promo codes. Groupon is known for being the place to save money on local activities, services, and goods, but did you know that they have over 80,000 FREE coupons from more than 12,000 stores? Some of my favorite stores they have coupons and deals for are Amazon, Target, Walmart, Macy'sHome Depot, and more! 

Target is one of my favorite stores to shop at and right now, Groupon Coupons has 71 coupons available to use at Target.com! Target always has great sales going on and their clearance section is hard to beat but Groupon Coupons is my trick to saving even more money there!

Groupon Coupons has coupons for seriously every store you can imagine and with the amount of coupons they have, make sure you check the site before purchasing anything online!



Have you ever used Groupon Coupons before? What great deals have you found on there? 


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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Heath Bar Cake Recipe

This is a family favorite of ours and probably one of the best (and easiest) cake recipes of all time. I mean it, this is the most amazing and rich cake I know how to make. This past weekend I made it for my mother-in-law's birthday (she requests this specific cake every year) so I thought I would take some pictures and share the recipe with all of you! Enjoy! :)



Ingredients:

  • 1 (18 ounce) box German chocolate cake mix (really any chocolate cake recipe will work)
  • 1 cup caramel ice cream topping (I dont really measure this, the more the better in my opinion!)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 ounce) container whipped topping
  • 3-4 Heath candy bars, chopped

Directions:

  • Bake cake mix according to package directions, using a 9 x 13 x 2-inch pan.
  • While still hot, punch holes in top of cake with a fork.
  • Pour sweetened condensed milk and caramel topping over hot cake.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve
  • When ready to serve (make sure cake is completely cool)  and spread whipped topping on top.
  • Finish up by sprinkling chopped Heath bars over all the top.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Daddy's Little Monsters Craft-- Free Printable!

Father's Day is this weekend! Z loves arts and crafts so I knew I wanted to help her make something for my husband for Father's Day. I wanted to include the baby in the project too so I searched for ideas but couldn't quite find what I wanted. So, I made my own template, printed it out, and we got to work creating our monsters!



Daddy's Little Monsters Craft

Supplies Needed:
Paper (I recommend cardstock)
Paint
Paintbrush
Optional: Glitter, googly eyes


Directions are self explanatory! Print out the template (or make your own) and let your little one's imaginations go to work! I helped both girls make their actual handprints and then I let Z decorate the monsters in any way she wanted; different paints, googly eyes, glitter glue, etc. I think they turned out pretty cute-- and they were easy and fun to make too! I think I love them so much that I will frame it for Kevin's home office!


Friday, May 5, 2017

Unique Mother's Day Gifts from GourmetGiftBaskets.com!


Mother's Day is coming up quickly! If you're still looking for the perfect, unique gift for the most important woman in your life, you need to check out the selection at GourmetGiftBaskets.com! GourmetGiftBaskets.com is one of the top online gift giving sites and they have just released several new items to truly delight any mom or grandma -- from those who became moms (or grandmas) for the first time over the past year to those who have been mothering kids for more than 75 years!


We were sent the Love for Mom Cookie Gift Box (valued at $29.99) and I was so excited to receive this gorgeous box of cookies-- in fact, it made my entire week! The Love for Mom Cookie Gift Box comes with a gorgeous gift box filled with six different varieties of gourmet offerings: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Fudge Brownie Cookies, Lemon Sugar Cookies, Pecan Sandy Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, and Peanut Butter Cookies. There's something for almost every Mom here! The Fudge Brownie Cookies were my absolute favorite-- so soft and fudgy! 

If you haven't checked out the selection at GourmetGiftBaskets.com, you should head over and see their great selection! There's literally something for everyone and you can save even more by signing up to receive exclusive offers and coupons through their email subscription.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Peter & Pat’s Pierogies are now available at Costcos in the Midwest!

It's true-- Peter & Pat’s Pierogies have officially launched in Costco locations across the Midwest! These are no ordinary pierogies! Peter & Pat use a 60-year-old family recipe that is made with 100% real potato and cheese and is made with 100% natural ingredients.

Peter & Pat grew their love for traditional Eastern European food into a thriving catering business in the Northeast United States over the past 20 years. They were everyone’s favorite! Specifically, people loved the pierogies. So much so that they have now become one of the top selling pierogie brands in the United States. The brand has been so successful, that they have officially launched in Costco locations across the Midwest.

Peter & Pat's pierogie recipe is a 60 year old family tradition and features real potatoes and cheese with no preservatives. This four cheese recipe features a yummy blend of Cheddar, Parmesan, Swiss and farmer's cheeses. They are low fat and low cholesterol and feature all natural ingredients. These tasty treats are super easy to make, boiling or pan frying are the usual techniques,but they can also be deep fried, baked and microwaved.

Pierogies are low fat, low cholesterol, all-natural, and made with no preservatives. Ready in Minutes! They are a great snack or meal anytime.


Peter & Pat have launched their famous 4 Cheese pierogies at a Costco location near you.  They are 100% real potato and cheese which is a mixture of cheddar, farmers, parmesan and swiss cheeses. You get 4 pounds of all-natural pierogies for just $9.99! There are 65 pierogies per bag (12 servings per bag).



Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." I do use affiliate links on my site so please assume that all links used are affiliate links!