Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mother's Day Playlist from Rdio

Mother’s Day is approaching (May 12), and in honor of this special day, Rdio has put together a playlist full of tracks that pays tribute to mothers everywhere.  From Christina Aguilera to Alicia Keys, some of the music from today’s hottest moms is included in the playlist appropriately called Dear Mama - A Musical Tribute as well as song dedications from 2Pac, Ozzy Osbourne and B.B. King.  Please let me know if you can cover and if you need anything else!

  1. \Dear Mama - A Musical Tribute by Rdio
    1. 2Pac  -  Dear Mama
    2. Drake  -  Look What You've Done
    3. Taylor Swift  -  The Best Day
    4. Christina Aguilera  -  I Turn To You
    5. Kanye West  -  Hey Mama
    6. Tracy Bonham  -  Mother Mother
    7. Danzig  -  Mother
    8. Spice Girls  -  Mama
    9. The Shirelles  -  Mama Said
    10. Dolly Parton  -  Coat Of Many Colors
    11. The Rolling Stones  -  Mother's Little Helper
    12. Ozzy Osbourne  -  Mama, I'm Coming Home
    13. Kate Bush  -  This Woman's Work
    14. Earl King  -  A Mother's Love
    15. B.B. King  -  Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
    16. Madonna  -  Mother And Father
    17. Justin Bieber  -  Turn To You (Mother's Day Dedication)
    18. Sinead O'Connor  -  Thank You For Hearing Me
    19. Fountains Of Wayne  -  Stacy's Mom
    20. Lonestar  -  Mr. Mom
    21. Alicia Keys  -  Superwoman

I Am Not An Extreme Couponer But Strive To Be

Like most of us who watch Extreme Couponing and get really excited about how some of those folks can literally buy hundreds of thousands of items for a small fraction of the cost have started couponing. My system isn't great and I haven't perfected it but I am trying.

Currently we are using a photo box to store all our coupons. They are sectioned and weeded through weekly. When I walk into the store with my box full of coupons I feel good until I realize that I literally only saved anywhere from $4.00 to $30.00 and literally walked through a store with a photo box but I plan on getting better. Who couldn't use a deal?!

We are not only using clipped coupons but have started seriously using the internet to find deals on everything including our upcoming vacation. It will be the first one we take since our 1st honeymoon which was in 1998 but will be my kids very first hotel stay.

While scourging the internet for coupon resources I have found many great coupon resources.  I have heard of many of these coupon sites that I came across and even receive coupons from a few of these companies in the mail.  I usually just use the mailer coupons, but when I was searching online, I found so many coupon codes and deals that I can and will be using starting now. I even found a mobile app which I will download as soon as my new phone comes in tomorrow!

The best part about online coupon sites is that you can usually find everything in one easy to navigate place. Mother's Day is coming up and we saw discounts and coupon codes for 1800-Flowers, Blue Nile, Bed Bath and Beyond, Cardstore, Gap, Godiva, Macys, Motherhood, Target and so much more. Let the shopping begin.

Whether you are looking for Groceries, Services, automotive, personal care, entertainment, you should be able to find it all through online coupon sites!

If I find anything else interesting I will let you know and please do the same.

Keep Clipping and happy savings to you!

Safe Haven on Blu-Ray Bring The Romance In Time For Mother's Day

Enter To Win Safe Haven On Blu-Ray!


 Film Debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD May 7

Ever feel like starting over? Sometimes you don’t have to make drastic life changes to feel good about yourself.

Star Julianne Hough’s latest film Safe Haven (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment), which arrives in stores on Blu-ray, DVD and DHD May 7, follows the story of a woman who made drastic changes in an effort to start over.  Safe Haven is based on the novel by best-selling author Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook).

Hough plays Katie, a woman moves to Southport, North Carolina and sparks the interest of the locals, especially Alex (Josh Duhamel), a handsome widower. Part of Katie’s healing process involves moving into a small house and remodeling it. Painting her new home provides her with much needed joy and catharsis, as well as a place to call her own.

In celebration of Safe Haven’s home entertainment release, we’ve compiled a list of fun, inexpensive, DIY d├ęcor tips for your abode:

1.      Gallery Maven – use floating shelves to hold your decorative objects and funky art pieces. Stagger them to make the shelves really stand out! Feeling adventurous? Re-purpose an old wine crate as a display shelf.

2.      Clean Those Brushes – can’t paint your apartment walls? No worries, paint your furniture. A new coat will give your favorite desk or nightstand a new life.

3.      I’m Open! – Don’t have enough cupboard space? Get a metal shelving unit. The open space can allow you to store kitchen staples in fun unique ways.

4.      Put Bird On It – No money for art? Try a decal! Use it on picture frames, mirrors and lamps.

5.      Pillow Fun – Have fun with pillows of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Your couch, bed, and pets will thank you.

6.      Towel Off – Bath, guest and shower towels get all the attention. But what about dishtowels? The good news is they don’t have to match your kitchen, so have fun with designs and colors you like.

7.      Vase It – Any room will be immediately brightened up with a pretty vase and flowers, including the bathroom. No vase? Try a mason jar. Feeling experimental? Use wine bottles as vases and use brackets to hang them on the wall.

8.      Apothecary Meet Mason – storing them in apothecary or mason jars can gussy up everyday items like cotton balls and Q-Tips. Simple yet elegant.

9.      45s and 33s – Do you own records that are too scratched up to play? Don’t toss them; hang them strategically from your ceiling or from your wall.

10.  Candle Love – Don’t get rid of your current glass candleholders. Dress them up with twine and lace to give them a new look!

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Blue Steel Floating Heart Gift Set

        "Blue Steel jewelry is edgy, industrial, and sophisticated all in one. You can dress the part at a formal event, rock concert, or when riding around with your buddies on a Sunday afternoon.  All of our products are made with the finest 316l stainless steel and our customers find themselves proudly wearing our jewelry for years and years."

Blue Steel Floating Heart Gift Set (A.L.L. Review)
ARV $127

"Be on cloud 9 with this floating heart set.  It features sterling silver small heart post earrings and a sterling silver floating heart necklace."  This will make for the perfect Mother's Day Gift for Mom's of any kind!  Treat your special MOMMY with the BLUES!!
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Monday, April 29, 2013

Udi's Is Definitely Worth The Cost

My daughter loves her bread. I worry about her sometimes because while she eats loads of yogurt, fruit and veggies, she rarely eats any protein but bread seems to be her favorite. Bagels, rolls, sliced breads, she loves them!

We are fortunate enough to not had to go to a Gluten Free diet but have in the past tried Udi's as a way to eat a healthier bread. You can see our first review and video of Udi's here.

This time we were sent samples of Udi's sliced bread. I had no idea there were so many types of this Gluten Free breads Whole Wheat BreadMillet ChiaOmega Flax and Fiber, and White Sandwich just to name a few. Oddly enough my kids are not big on sandwiches but like slices of bread as snacks and oddly enough Goddess loved the Millet Chia Bread! I can't say I blame her. It was my favorite as well. I thought once she saw all the millet and chia seeds she would be turned off. On the contrary it was the first bread to go. She loved it toasted but especially with Nutella. 

Look at all that texture!
 My peanut allergy girl has been eating Nutella sandwiches every day since Kindergarten but lately had been turned off because she was saying that it was soggy. Yeah well that was until we started using Udi's to make her sandwiches. Udi bread is so much denser that she is once again eating her whole sandwich. She especially likes when I mixed up the bread giving her one side whole wheat and one side omega flax and fiber. 

Beside the Millet Chia my personal favorite is the raisin bread. A little cream cheese and you are in heaven!

As you can see it is gone! BUT...I will be buying it again along with the Millet-Chia Bread.

 I am dying to try French Toast with Udi because I think it will  hold up really well with a heavy dose of egg wash. Can't wait to pick up some more.

Thank you Udi's for making us see that when it comes to sliced bread, there really is a difference!

This month Udi’s Gluten Free Foods celebrated National Grilled Cheese Month.

Here are some Cheese sandwiches I would love to try.
White Cheese Grilled Pizza 
Guacamole Grilled Cheese 
Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese 
Grilled Cheese Appetizers 

Disclaimer: I received samples of Udi's for my honest opinion.

Green is Universal Prize Pack

What is NBC’s Share and Tell?

Did you know that for every pound of new goods produced, 71 pounds of waste are generated during manufacturing? This Earth Week, NBCUniversal is partnering with the sharing site yerdle to help you minimize your impact on the planet by sharing your stuff. One person’s stuff is another person’s story!

Here’s how it works.
1) Join or host a Share & Tell Party (click the “Join the Party” button in the app below).
2) Post your stuff to share with friends. Discover other items that are up for grabs.
3) Tell the story of your sharing experiences on your favorite social media site. #ShareandTell.
What is yerdle? Yerdle is the new mission-driven California Benefit corporation that’s out to help people share with their friends rather than buying things new. On yerdle, friends post items they're willing to give away or loan, search for items they're looking to get, and nab the things they want. Simple.  

Why Host a Share and Tell? Protect the planet, save money, give gifts to your friends and find things you want. Hosting a Share and Tell means inviting your Facebook friends to share things you want. Parties can either be hosted in-person or online, it’s up to you!

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  • Green is Universal colored pencil kits (made from recycled newspaper) 
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