Friday, May 6, 2011

WOW! Great Price on Polly Pocket!



So, my daughter has been hounding us about Polly Pocket...she is so worried that everyone will forget when her birthday rolls around or that the stores will be all out!  If only I could tell her about the sale Amazon is having right now...yes, she loves a sale at the age of six (only because she knows mommy won't buy ANYTHING unless it's on sale)!  I will be scooping one up for her birthday...PERFECT!  This Polly Pocket Race and Splash Playset is 55% off...only $11.25!  Since Amazon is always changing prices, I can't guarantee it, but it's an awesome deal at that price...don't forget to sign up for Swagbucks if you aren't already.  If you sign up you can easily get amazon gift cards and redeem them down the line to get lots of free stuff...I'm banking mine for my son's Nintendo DS that he really wants!  I can't wait to give it to him for Christmas knowing that I paid nothing for it!

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Pay it Forward with a LIKE on Facebook (also sign up-it is worth it!)

 Head on over to Facebook and like Vocalpoint!
For every 100 LIKE(s) they receive they will be donating a can of food for their VANFULLof CANS campaign.

 What an easy way to Pay it Forward!  

Make sure you sign up for Vocalpoint too!  I have gotten some great coupons for FREE items!


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Interested in making your own compost container? This is what I made. :)

I am so excited!  I crossed off one of the goals for my Spring Break by creating my own compost bin!  I saw one like the one I made at a nature program I was attending (I refused to pay $20.00!), I then created my own!
I started container gardening a couple of summers ago, I am not a pro-not every plant comes out great but I love seeing that something is growing.

Last summer I was able to make salsa a number of times.  I have found that my  favorite things to grow are peppers and herbs.  Last summer I used a Topsy Turvy Upside-Down Planter for my peppers-it was really neat.  For my herbs I just used the containers.  I also had a peanut plant (I think I purchased it too late in the summer to see any good results.  My tomatoes never grew last year-again I think I started them too late). 


Well my point to this is that I am having to get soil for my containers!  It can get expensive and honestly I do not buy expensive dirt-I also don't buy anything really fertilized or organic.  I have thought of a compost bin but I know that I am not going to want to "turn" the dirt and I also did not want to invest in a turnable compost bin in case I choose to not stick with composting (which I am determined to do!). 

Okay so all I did was take a Rubbermaid container that I already had (the contents was sorted and some is going to a rummage sale a friend and myself will be having this summer), took some newspaper and shredded it by hand, threw some fruit and veggie scraps in, emptied the dirt from one of my pots from last year and then went to buy my red wriggler worms!  You can order the worms online for $25! Yeah-I was not paying that-I started calling bait shops-I purchased mine from Joe's Bait Shop on 6th and Lincoln.  I received 30ish worms for under $4.00.  I am planning on going to purchase another container of worms this weekend (I should have bought 2 when I went the first time.)
So the worms will not live forever-I was reading that I will need to replace them every 6 months or so.  I think this has become a fun project, I know I will not have my dirt for the summer but I am getting it started for next year!  My uncle is a big gardener (I bought him the seed of the month club for his birthday) he said that I can continue my bin through the winter if I keep it close to the house door or stick it in the basement.  If I get dirt in the winter all I will need to do is dump it in a designated area outside and when the thaw comes I can fill my pots!

I occasionally need to throw on some gloves and move the dirt around or turn the container over.

Completing my container compost bin cost me under $20 (bin would have been about $5 but I used one I already had, food scrapes $0, free newspaper worms a little under $8 once I go back this weekend).

  Experience=Priceless :)

Do you have a compost bin or container?


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Sign up for Inbox Dollars, Click, and Earn! Get a $5.00 Credit Just for Signing Up!




I have been using Inbox Dollars for a while now! When you sign up, you get a $5 bonus. Every day they send you "Paid Emails" that all you have to do is click on and you earn 2 cents! That might not sound like much, but it adds up! I'm already at over $12.00 in my account from doing a couple surveys and a few clicks! Sign up to start earning!  I plan on banking that money and using it for spending money when we go to Walt Disney World. 


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FREE $10 Bonus Card With $50 Gift Card at Outback Steakhouse




Now through June 19th you can get a FREE $10 Bonus Card when you purchase $50 in Outback gift cards. These would make great gifts for Mother's Day, Father's Day or even graduation!  The bonus card is valid May 9th - July 15th.  Maximum of 10 bonus cards per order.  Valid only for purchases online or in restaurant and the bonus cards are not valid on the day of purchase in restaurants.

Thanks, Phoenix Mommy!

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Buy one get one coffee at Caribou on Mother's Day with Coupon!

Meeting mom for coffee on Mother's Day morning?
Treat mom to Caribou Coffee and save a few dollars at the same time!  Print this coupon for a buy one get one beverage! (Valid 5/8 only!)  I might ask my mom if she wants to take a little drive to Wauwatosa or Bay View. :)
Mom can't blame you for wanting to save a few dollars while treating her to her favorite beverage-she will enjoy spending the time with you!

Look for your local location here.

 Thank you West Michigan Mommy for help on this great deal!

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Village of Belgium community rummage 5/7!

 The Village of Belgium has a community rummage on Saturday, May 7th!

You can check out the Village of Belgium site to see some details of what some sellers have.  I called and was told that most rummages are starting around 8am.   There are rummages all over the city-what a great way to get some exercise and a great bargain!

 Looks like a lot of great items!

 Thank you http://dogsmom.wordpress.com/ for the heads up on this great event!

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2 free eBook downloads from BarnesandNoble.com!





If you have a nook (I love mine), or other eReader log into your Barnes & Noble account and download
1936... on the Continent for free (this is a reissued travel guide-I am interested in checking this out-there should be some neat historical facts)!

Do you have a Mr. Rebates account?  Sign up-it's free and sometimes you can earn cash back on your purchases!

FREE Download bonus book!


I have not read The Secret Garden so this is a great bonus download!



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Nationwide Groupon Deals 5/6-fun office and art supplies, watches and accessories, a great deal from the Cartoon Resource and more!

Are you new to Groupon?  Sign up now for an account-it is free to sign up and you will get your local deals emailed straight to you!  Check back here daily for the nationwide deals!

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Martin Luther High School rummage sale 5/7!

 Rummage sale at Martin Luther High School!
Saturday, May 7th 9:30am-noon

Martin Luther High School
5201 S. 76th St.
Greendale, WI  53129 

 I am excited!  I am heading her with my mom, sister and niece!  
I always find great games and craft items for work!

My tip is don't wear a coat-it gets really warm. :)

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woot! deals 5/6 If you have a future meteorologist on your hands check out the kids deal!

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The Princess and the Menagerie


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RCA 32” 720p LCD HDTV/DVD Combo


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Discovery Kids Climate Cubes Weather Information Station


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Hitachi 18-Volt 1/2” Cordless Driver Drill Bundle


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$20 for $40 Worth of Food from Hugo's Steakhouse


Today's deal from Living Social is for Hugo's Steak House, appropriately located on Lover's Lane in Franklin. They're helping you to wine and dine your sweetheart. Spend $20 and you'll get $40 worth of food and drink. Start things off with pan-fried crab cakes, a jumbo shrimp cocktail, or spinach-artichoke dip before moving on to entrées such as almond-crusted salmon, spinach Alfredo with blackened chicken, and the signature lobster-topped filet mignon.   Mmmm...I'm hungry just thinking of it.

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Half Off Disney Family Fun Magazine Subscription

Sometimes coming up with projects for the kids can leave you, well, too spent to take part yourself. Good news! Inspiration for fun activities, great new recipes, seasonally appropriate crafts and much more will never be further than the turn of a page when you subscribe to Disney FamilyFun magazine. Save 50% off the normal subscription rate when you buy a year-long subscription for $5 with Eversave.

Check out these other Saves:
-60% off eyelash enhancer gel
-Half off artificial flowers from SilkFlowers.com
-Over half-off gently used designer clothes

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$30 for $75 Towards Compartmentalized Handbags, Totes, and Clutches from Butler Bag


Let Mom's organization become second nature with today's Moolala deal: for $30, get $75 to use toward the purchase of compartmentalized handbags, totes and clutches from ButlerBag.com.

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GREAT Deals on Magazines for Mom!

More Magazine - $3.50/yr (80% off) (up to 4 yrs) with coupon code MOM

Ladies Home Journal Magazine (70% off) - $3.50/yr (up to 4 yrs) with coupon code MOM

Family Circle Magazine (70% off) - $3.50/yr (up to 4 yrs) with coupon code MOM

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