Thursday, December 16, 2010

Kitchen Aid- WOW Deal on Amazon!!!

As far as I am concerned a good Kitchen Aid Appliance is an heirloom! My mother is still baking up a storm with my GREAT Grandmothers 1950 ( I think KC-3 model).  Milk Glass bowls and all.  I am always bothered when I look at the electric cord but, knock on wood- good luck so far.  She even has the
dust cover.  As usual, I digress....Look at this deal-

$144.80 marked down from $269.99.  What appliance will last over 5 generations? A KitchenAid!

Amazon Mom's Save 10% of Huge Selection of Toys

Amazon is offering a 10% discount on select toys to Amazon Mom members with coupon code  M885TY3L. Amazon Mom is free for three months and you can enjoy FREE 2 day shipping with no min. purchase for 3 months!  CLICK HERE to check out the toy offerings.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"No More Rack" $10 Credit

CBS featured "No More Rack" on one of their Morning Show frugal segments.  Right now they are offering a $10 credit to sign up for deal alerts.  CLICK HERE to check them out.  The selection is limited every day.  They sell a handful of featured items that change every day at noon, but today they had squibbles (a mega pack) for $9 plus $2 for shipping.  I have high hopes to score a similar deal between now and Christmas.  Happy deal hunting!

Crazy Deals on Crocs

The deals on Crocs are crazy today!! I highly recommend starting at Shopathome to score extra cash back.  They are offering a monster crocs deal but the offers are not as cute as the shoes above.  Through 12/25 you can get buy one, get one 50% off Crocs sitewide. As a bonus, through Wednesday (12/15), you can save an extra 5% with coupon code KDAYLEY. As a double extra bonus, use coupon code FABULOUS10 to save 10% more at  SHIPPING IS FREE!!  These are flying out of stock and the super deals will not last long.  I love Crocs and for less than $6 a pair the deal can't be beat!

hurry over to to order quick before the deals are snatched up.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Homemade For The Heart- Snowball and Tree Light Cookie Bars and Ornament

I always feel like I need to post a disclaimer to go along with my craft projects.  I am not Martha, but I do try to do my best.  My crafts will not win a ribbon, let alone an honorable mention, but long after they are shared they will bring smiles and laughs.  My best girlfriends and I still wet our pants during fits of laughter when we recall the year I thought up the "Snowmen Out Of Tongue Depressors" project.  What better gift is there than laughter?  And my trials and tribulations in crafting seem to stir up fits of laughter for years to come.

What is on todays agenda? The Cookie Bar Component of These Lovely little gift kits I have created.

Here are the cast of Characters for today's project:
The Super Girl Cape is not in the cast of characters, but it looked festive.
List of Things You Need:
  • Two 1 gal. Ziplock Bags
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Graham Crackers (and something to pound them into fine crumbs)
  • Holiday M&Ms (Peanut are my favorite because they look like tree lights)
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
You can layer the ingredients in a Jar, but the cost is high and since most surveyed throw canning jars away I think Plastic bags are a better option. 

1.  Prepare your "cone"- mark an arc as shown and cut below the line.  We do not want marker marks left when this step is done.

2.  Open up the Cone and place it in a large tumbler (I like the 16-20oz sizes).

3.  Place a package of Graham crackers in a baggie and pound them to crumbs.
4. Add 1/3 cup of crumbs to the waiting "cone"

5.  Measure 1/3 cup Brown Sugar (well packed).  Dump it into a cup to fluff before placing on top of the cracker crumbs in the "Cone".

6.  Add 1.5 cups of M&M Candies or Chocolate Chips to the "Cone"
7.  Twist and squeeze all of the air out of the cone.
8.  Tie the Cone off with festive ribbon.
9.  Prepare another Baggie and place it into the holding cup.
10.  Fill this cone with 1.5 cups of mini marshmallows.
11. Twist and tie off with festive ribbon.

I like to place the mixes in a small gift bag and affix baking instructions on the outside of the bag.

Here is What I use:

Snowball Christmas Light Cookie Bars

Dark Chocolate Peanut M&M Bars

• Combine ingredients of the bar mix bag with 1/2 cup of melted butter and 1 tsp. vanilla.

• Press mixture into 9-inch square baking pan.

• Place the marshmallows on top.

• Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

• Cool completely.

• Cut into bars and enjoy!
Check back tomorrow for a peek at my kits assembled. 
Tomorrow's Homemade form the Heart will feature a how-to make a snowman out of a light bulb tutorial.

Bare Escentuals- up to 75% off

CLICK HERE to visit Bare Escentuals.  Select "Shop" and "Specials" to score some great makeup kits for $7 and up.  Some of the deals come out to be a 75% savings. Use the code ELVES (case sensitive) to get free shipping on your order.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Shutterfly- A Gift For The Hard To Buy For

New Nest Toile Moving Announcement
Modern greeting cards and party invitations by Shutterfly.
View the entire collection of cards.
I am thrilled with the latest blog related stationery that arrived this week!  Shutterfly has many ideas and it is not too late to order a lovely photo gift!

Price Chopper Facebook Deals

The Facebook coupon offers are ok this week:
  • PC Pretzels $1
  • PC Peanut Butter $1
  • PC Chocolate Chips $1

So When are the 12 days of Christmas?

I think they are the 12 days after leading up to the feast of the three kings, but I always find the 12 days leading up to the holiday to be some what stress full and busy.  After Christmas- 12 days of Relaxation in the glow of the joyful holiday sounds just like what I need.  Truth be told, I am not done with the wrapping or the shopping.  This year I am trying to take everything in stride.  My grandmother (Marge) always made a big too do on "Little Christmas" (Epiphany).  There was another family meal and little gifts from "the Christmas mouse".  I am not sure where "the Christmas mouse" came from but I am quite sure it was a family fable (like the lunch box bandit who left twinkies and ding dongs in my lunch box.  Or like Chief Broken Bones and Squaw Fractured Femur who came down from the mountain to leave blood sausage (boudain) in our kitchen (we needed to eat it or fear a night time visit from the chief- he was known for being easily insulted.)  Can you  tell my father had a good imagination.  Tonight Emma and I looked through old Christmas decorations that my Grandmother passes along to us.  I am 100% they contain lead, I am 100% sure they will always make me smile. 
What Is The Point Of This Post?
  • gather the ones you love and keep them close during this wonderful season.
  • share traditions or stories of Christmas past with your little ones.
  • love never dies, people do.  Take the love you have shared with a lost loved one and share it! They will live on in your home and heart.



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