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Summer Bargains

Took the boys to enjoy some ice cream tonight.

The best part is that we were able to use a Juice in the City voucher to get a great deal.

Don't pass up the deals I post. You're going to want to take advantage of them when the crew is bored and stir crazy this summer.

Handcrafted Jewelry Giveaway

Just wanted to quickly share with you ladies, that my SIL is doing a great giveaway over on her blog – CarlisleClanConversations.

Her Etsy store, Ragamuffin Beauties, is just starting to take off. I’m privileged because I get to take advantage of her great creations each time we’re together. Frequently she just brings me an assortment of goodies to try out. And they’re always even cuter, more functional and last longer than she thinks . . . and I go on a mission to get her to list them in her store and give you the opportunity to enjoy them like I do.

At the moment, I’ve had limited success. She recently listed three different kinds of earrings – roses, mums and bias tape rosettes. (My favorites are the bias tape rosettes. They’re kind of shabby chic mixed with a bit of handmade magic, and she even has some special ones that are made with vintage materials!!)

The other item she listed that I’m thrilled about is the Pearls and Knots necklace. She hasn’t made me one of these yet, but sh…

Give Back and Eat Good

Sometimes giving is all about giving . . . and sometimes it works out that you are able to get something for yourself as well.You can eat at Chili’s tomorrow night between 4 and 11 p.m. and donate 15% of what you spend to help out the tornado victims!Just print this page and take it with you. I know this deal is good at our local Chili’s but you should contact your local restaurant to find out if they are participating.

100 Prints for $10 Shipped at Snapfish

If you are like me and have so many pictures you can’t print them all on ArtsCow, this is a good deal.Today you can print 100 4x6 prints today for just $10 shipped at Snapfish!Just use the code MEM100PICS at checkout to take advantage of this great deal.

HOT: $10 for $50 at Vistaprint is Back!

Living Social has brought back the $10 for $50 at Vistaprint deal. This is a HOT deal that I think everyone should take advantage of. Vistaprint offers almost any kind of printing you can imagine – business cards, t-shirts, bags, signs, posters, and more! You can make t-shirts for your business which is likely what we will do for Clean It Out . . . or make a banner to support your favorite basketball team or your peewee football player. The possibilities are endless.

Worthy Cause: American Widow Project

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a worthy cause with you. But today I thought it was fitting to share the American Widow Project.Taryn Davis lost her 22-year old husband four years ago in Iraq. Four months after her loss, Taryn began the American Widows Project to bring together the almost 3,000 women who have been widowed during the war on terror. The women share and support each other. They find a way to move on and honor the memories of their husbands.On this Memorial Day, my heart breaks for these ladies who have given the most important thing in their life in order to secure my way of life. I can’t even imagine. I’m honestly left speechless trying to come up with an appropriate way to express my gratitude. It’s beyond words. I think the least we can do is help these ladies reach other ladies who have recently lost their husbands. If you are interested in finding a way to support the American Widows Project, you can find more information on

Saying Thank You

Yesterday at church we had a discussion about how quick we are to be annoyed with and criticize each other. But how often do we affirm each other? When was the last time you told someone what you admired about them?When was the last time you told someone that you saw Jesus in them?I’m going to have to be transparent and say that this is not an area that I’m strong in. I’m uncomfortable when other people praise me. It feels good, really good, but it embarrasses me. And typically I don’t embarrass easily. So, I’d like to think that I shy away from lavishing praise on other people because I assume they will feel the same way. But, in reality, I think I frequently find it easier to focus on the negatives – and jump in trying to fix them – rather than focus on the good things and appreciate them.After that conversation, I decided it was time for me to make a concerted effort to find the positives around me and acknowledge them directly and honestly. The same way I try to address problems I…

FREE Pampers Rewards and Gift Cards

NEW Pampers code - 4XGHB4HPE7PB7NK (10 points) This code is good through 6/4 at 11:59 pm CST.If you haven’t signed up yet, you should do it now while they are offering 100 FREE points to new members.You can also use the codes below to add more points to your account. Even if you don’t enter any codes from diapers or wipes packages, you can earn enough FREE points from codes posted here on the blog to win FREE stuff at the Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards site. I have earned multiple gift cards to Starbucks, prints at /a>Shutterfly and movie tickets. Right now, they are also offering $25 gift cards to Macy’s and Radio Flyer products.10 point codes:WELCOMEGTGPTS10
2BEGINEARNING50If you ever enter a code on this website that is expired, please let me know so I can remov…

HOT: Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic Products as Low as $.39 at Target

Target is offering a $5 gift card when you buy two Banana Boat or Hawaiian Tropic products. (You must spend more than $5 on these products before the gift card will be issued.)You can get really cheap suntan lotion like this:Buy 1 Hawaiian Tropic product for $4.99
AND Buy 1 Banana Boat Lip Balm for $1.79
Use $1/1 from 5/22 RP or $1/1 printable
Total: $.78 for both – Pay $5.78 and get a $5 gift card(Thanks Totally Target!)

DEAD: $10 for $20 of Mabel’s Labels

You know I’m a fan of Mabel’s Labels. We personally use them on all of our boys stuff and I don’t have a negative thing to say. I have yet to have one of them come off or even wear off.Today Groupon is offering $20 of labels from Mabel's Labels for just $10. The only thing better than Mabel’s Labels is discounted Mabel’s Labels – ha!!If you are already a Groupon customer, you will want to use this link.

Did You Get Your $8 Credit at 8Moms Yet?

8moms is offering $8 FREE right now when you register. You know the drill . . . sign up, keep your credit and let me tell you when a great deal comes along that you can spend it on. When you follow this link, you’ll need to click on “Login” and register. In the promo code box, enter PARENTING8. Don’t pass up on this deal – I usually get incredible deals with these kinds of promotions.

LAST CHANCE! Disney Clearance as Low as $4.50 and 10% Back

Did you check out the Disney clearance? Some really cute stuff and great deals.These Buzz Lightyear pajamas are on sale for $5.99. Then when you use the promo code BONUS25 to take an additional 25% off, your total is just $4.50.There are beach towels for $7.99 and nightgowns, swimsuits, toys and more. If you go through Shop at Home, you’ll also get 10% cash back and if you’re a new member making your first purchase, you’ll get an additional $5 back. If you purchased some of the smaller items, you might even be able to make money on this deal.

HOT!: Diaper Bags - $3 or Less

Doing any shopping today? If so, you should check out the clearance at Babies R Us to check out the clearance diaper bags. With the $10 Diaper Bag Coupon above, you may be able to get diaper bags for under $3.00. They make great gifts!Thanks, My Frugal Adventures

LOCAL LAST CHANCE: $5 for $10 at Henry’s Ice Cream

Don’t forget to take advantage of this deal. You’ll be glad you did when the summer heat is making you melt . . .Local favorite – Henry’s Ice Cream – has moved to a new location in Plano, and to celebrate they are offering 50% off their ice cream! Just visit our sponsor Juice in the City and sign up for their deal to get $10 worth of Henry’s Ice cream for just $5.Rated the best ice cream by D magazine, Henry’s has been serving their homemade ice cream for over 25 years. Henry’s ice cream is so popular that over 500 restaurants serve it to their customers, and it vies with Blue Bell for the title of official Texas ice cream.

Win a $300 Gift Card and More!

Eversave is a great daily deal site that offers incredible bargains every day – including the Biatta deal for as low as $4 right now.You can enter to win a $300 Target gift card and other prizes by just going to their Facebook page and “liking” them.You must enter today to get in on this giveaway.

LOCAL: Save on New Grapevine SeaLife Aquarium

SeaLife Grapevine will be opening on July 1st – this 45,000 square foot facility will have the latest interactive exhibits to help your children learn about life under the sea.Buy your tickets online right now and save $5 each, children 3 and under are FREE.(Thank you, My Crazy Savings!)

What I Got: Biatta Intimates for $7 (New Customers-$4!)

Biatta Intimates

Today's Save:$10 for $25 worth of lovely lingerie at

Expires 11:59 PM - May 31, 2011
Today’s Eversave is $25 in bras, underwear, or lingerie from Biatta Intimates for just $10. If you use the promo code PARTY you get $3 off and if you’re a new customer you’ll get a $3 bonus for signing up and you’ll pay a total of just $4!

Extra 25% Off Disney Clearance!! 2 Days Only

There are great bargains to be found at the Disney clearance sale right now. These Buzz Lightyear pajamas are on sale for $5.99. Then when you use the promo code BONUS25 to take an additional 25% off, your total is just $4.50.There are beach towels for $7.99 and nightgowns, swimsuits, toys and more.

FREE Shipping on ANY Purchase at Disney + 10% Back

To help us celebrate Memorial Day, Disney is offering FREE shipping with any order. This deal is only good through the end of the day, today.Use the code MEMDAY at checkout to get absolutely FREE shipping.There are some steals in the clearance – flip flops are 2/$6 and sunglasses are just $2.50.If you go through Shop at Home, you’ll also get an additional 10% back and if you’re a new member making your first purchase, you’ll get an additional $5 back. If you purchased the sunglasses or the flip flops, you could make money on this deal.

LOCAL: $50 for a Clean House!!

Who wouldn’t pay almost anything to have a clean house? I know I would, but unfortunately our budget won’t support that.Good thing that there is a Mamapedia deal right now where you can get your entire house cleaned for just $50. And 5% of that goes to the school of your choice.

LAST CHANCE: Take Your Family to the Movies for just $28

Grab these before they’re gone. They always sell out quickly and the deal is about to end.You can get 4 movie tickets to any AMC movie for just $28. I love having these on hand so that when we do want to go to a movie, we can just go and I don’t have to find a bunch of money in our budget to cover the expense.Father’s Day is coming up fast – this would be a fun way to spend time together as a family and do something Dad loves.If the movie deal doesn’t immediately pop up for you, then click on “Featured Deal” at the top of the page.

Over 125 Memorial Day Discounts for Military

We are headed to spend Memorial Day with Joey’s brothers which is fitting since his brother has been in the military for more than a decade and served twice in Iraq as well as many other locations around the globe.Sometimes it seems like we forget that Memorial Day is about remembering the soldiers who have fought and died for our lives and instead we focus on sales and an extra day off work. I challenge you to make an extra special effort to recognize the military personnel you know or may encounter this weekend.If you are or a family member are in the military, here is a list of great discounts you can take advantage of:Apparel Discounts
Aeropostale - Receive a 20% discount at participating locations with a valid Military ID.Kohl's - Receive 15% savings on your purchase.Old Navy - Receive a military discount on specific days of the month. Call your local store for more details.
Restaurant Discounts
Chevy's Fresh Mex - Show up in uniform to receive 50% off your meal.Jo…