Free Kindle Books, Earrings, Labor Day Sales, B1G1, Recipes, Coupons and More

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I don’t know about you, but I am totally ready for a long weekend. I feel like I’ve been running around lately like  a chicken with it’s head cut off. I seriously need to learn the art of slowing down. Can you help me with that? Got any good tips, because I sure need them right now.

Monkey Boy starts school next week and we haven’t even started school shopping or going through last years supplies yet to see what we need. The fact that he is still growing doesn’t help matters in the clothing department either.  Sheesh! Senior year 2.0 here we come!

Have a great weekend everyone and stay safe!

Mavis

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Available Kindle Books I think are cool…

The prices on Kindle Books can change quickly, so grab them while you can. Don’t have a Kindle? Download the kindle app on your other devices. It’s easy!

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Amazon has these adorable Rhinestone Owl Earrings on sale for just $1.70 shipped! I ordered a few sets for my daughter so she could give them as birthday gifts to her friends. Too cute!!

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Blueberry pies, blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes, oh my! So many yummy ways to use blueberries. Find out How to Plant and Grow a Blueberry Bush. Find more info on how to plant and grow your favorite garden items on my Growing Guide Pinterest Board.

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uSell makes it easy for you to sell your used phones, etc. by helping you snag top offers from hundreds of buyers. That way you don’t waste time doing it yourself. Their buyers are screened and reviewed by users like you.

Unlike other services, there are no selling fees, shipping costs or haggling at uSell. As long as you send in the correct device in the condition that you quoted, the price you see on uSell is what you’ll get paid. Check out uSell HERE.

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6pm is having a huge Labor Day Sale with big savings on brands like The North Face, Columbia Sportswear, Ugg, Frye, Asics and more.

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Discount Mags is offering a 1 year subscription to Wine Enthusiast Magazine for only $5.99 a year when you use code MAVIS at checkout. This deal will expire tonight /29/14 at midnight EST so be sure and grab your subscription before then.

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Here are a few deals on wine gadgets:

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Lane Bryant is having a Buy One Get On Free sale today through Monday, September 1, 2014!

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These Raisin Bran Muffins are a great way to get some bran in your diet! Get the recipe HERE or Pin it for Later.

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Amazon has the Birdscapes Clear Window Feeder on sale for $8.97. I have one of these on my front window and Lucy and I love watching all the little birdies fly in and get a snack.

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Bento Box Idea – English Muffin Pizzas with Pepperoni Slices and Cheese

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This is the perfect starter Bento Box lunch.  You don’t need any fancy cutters or supplies to put it together and what kid doesn’t love pizza?

Ingredients

  • Pizza Sauce
  • Green Beans
  • 2 English Muffins
  • Pepperoni Slices
  • Grated Cheese

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Directions

Slice the english muffins in half.  Place shredded cheese in a silicone baking cup.  In the large compartment of the container, arrange the english muffin slices, the pepperoni {about 8 slices}, and the silicone cup of shredded cheese.  In the remaining to compartments, add a bit of pizza sauce and some green beans {or any other veggie you like}.  Voila!  Finito.

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Fred Meyer: Home of the 20th Anniversary Gift Store. Who Knew?

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Twenty Years.

The grocery store. You buy your groceries there, my husband, buys my 20th Wedding Anniversary gift there. Yep, that’s my guy…And to think I actually went out and bought 2 boxes of quart sized zipped baggies yesterday in anticipation of getting corn.

What a romantic.

~Mavis

 

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New Marketing Campaign to Get Kids to Eat Their Veggies

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Millions of dollars goes into making sugary foods appealing to kids.  I mean, just think about the cereal aisle in your grocery store.  The boxes are fun and colorful–they kind of promise an experience, an experience that the produce section just can’t compete with…until now.  According to an article I found, major retailers have decided to put a little pizzazz into the produce section by offering funner healthy snacking choices aimed specifically at kids.

Companies like Bolthouse Farms are piloting veggie snackers, which are basically a serving of baby carrots with a seasoning packet designed to make the carrots taste more like Dorritos.  Is this really what it takes to make kids eat their veggies?  Wowza! {Meanwhile, I tried to look up the ingredients in the seasoning packets, and it was just listed as “natural seasoning,” so take that however you choose:  good, bad, or indifferent.}

Major grocery stores like  Giant Eagle and Walmart are hoping to start marketing healthy options to kids with items like apple slices and dips, fruit tubes, etc.–all with more colorful packaging to appeal to kids.

I definitely like the idea of having a go-to spot in the grocery store where healthy prepared snacks are readily available.  I even like that retailers have decided to throw some of the marketing money in a more positive direction.  What do you think?  Will making fruits and veggies “funner” make them more appealing to kids?

~Mavis

 

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Free Kindle Books, Fruit Leather, Online Deals, Starbucks Coupons, Recipes and More

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I took Lucy the Puggle Dog for a long walk yesterday afternoon and she barely made it through the door before she plopped down. Ahh summer. I’m going to miss you and your wonderful weather when you’re gone. ;)

Mavis

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Amazon has the Dorcy Floating Waterproof LED Flashlight with Carabineer Clip, 55-Lumens, on sale for $6.76 and it ships FREE with Amazon Prime. I just ordered one for The Girl’s dorm room and one for my car.

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Spinach is mmmm mmmm good! Find out How to Grow Spinach From Start to Finish. Find more info on how to plant and grow your favorite garden items on my Growing Guide Pinterest Board.

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If you ever run out of scented candles, make this Slow Cooker Pear & Ginger Applesauce recipe and your house will smell delicious for days. Oh and it tatses awesome too, as a bonus! Find the recipe HERE or Pin it for Later.

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Discount Mags is offering a 1 year subscription to Urban Farm Magazine for only $8.99 a year when you use code MAVIS at checkout. This deal will expire tonight 8/28/14 at midnight EST so be sure and grab your subscription before then.

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Amazon has the Brother Personal Labeler Machine on sale for just $9.99 each! I have one of these and LOVE to get my OCD on and label the crackers out of everything.

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Got Favado yet? Favado is a mobile savings app that helps shoppers save time and money {up to 70%!} by providing access to tons of hidden deals that match coupons plus in-store promotions. Talk about making your money stretch.

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12 Goals for the New Year – Week 34 of 52

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I came up with 12 goals I’d like to accomplish this year with the hopes of being able to cross one off my list per month to make them more manageable. I thought a great way to hold myself accountable to the things I want to accomplish this year would be to do a weekly update.

After all, we all need a little help staying motivated sometimes. Here’s how I am doing so far:

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1. Clean, de-clutter and organize my entire home in 30 days or less. – So far this year I have cleaned my closet, organized my kitchendecluttered my bathroom, organized my office, gutted the garage, and tackled the laundry room.  Done!

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2. Fit into the same jeans I wore 8 years ago when we moved into our house.  I am giving myself until the end of September to fit into those stupid jeans. Then, if they still don’t fit, I’m throwing in the towel. Because HELLO…. the holidays are right around the corner!

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3. Travel.   So far this year I have been to Boston, London, Paris, Portland, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia and Victoria B.C

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4. Send my daughter to college without having a nervous breakdown thus spending a week in bed sobbing.  Done! I am happy to report she is having fun! The HH keeps pestering me everyday though wanting to know what she’s up to. Who knew he would be the one having the daily melt down?

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5. Get 3 new teeth. – Ahhh… Another week, another tip to the dentist. This time around I had FIVE CAVITIES filled. Seriously, at what point do people give up on their crappy British teeth and just knock ‘em all out? This is ridiculous people.  Oh and if you look closely, you’ll notice I have barely have any eyebrows.

Awesome. I guess that’s the next thing to go.

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6. Pay off my car. Done!

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7. Finish this primitive folk art rug I started 4 years ago. Finished! It took me 6 months but I’m done.

8. Do something together as a family ever Sunday. We cleaned out the attic. Well, actually Monkey Boy did and we supervised. Ha! ;) The HH and I are going to be so screwed when he’s gone next year. No.More.Free.Labor.

9.  Secret Plan #1 - Done! – I’ll tell you about it at the end August. 

10. Secret Plan #2 Making progress.

11. Secret Plan #3

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12. Convince the HH we should buy a Salt Box Style House in Colonial Williamsburg. Done! We didn’t buy a house in Colonial Williamsburg, but I did find us a house on the east coast and we LOVE it. This is a vacation home for us and let me tell you Bob, I can’t wait to start fixing up the place. Starting with the bathroom cabinets {which are a little on the short side}. ;)

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13. Spend at least 1 hour a day working in my garden. 

This past week I worked like crazy and was able to get our fall garden planted at the new place. Now all I have to do is pray for rain. ;)

So there you have it, my goals for the new year.

How about YOU? How are your 2014 goals coming along?

~Mavis

P.S. YES, I know I wrote down 13 goals. I’m fairly certain I won’t be able to attain one of them. {gee, I wonder which one?} :) But I wanted to add it in there anyway because I believe in miracles. 

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Garden Tip – Use Vegetable Cooking Water to Fertilize Plants

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Use Vegetable Cooking Water to Fertilize Plants

I just did this this morning so I thought I would do a little PSA and repost this handy tip! ;)

The next time you boil or steam some vegetables on the stove top, don’t pour the water down the drain.  Once the water has cooled, pour the vegetable water in your garden or planting containers to “fertilize” your plants instead of wasting it.

I’ve been doing this for a couple of years now I think it really helps keep my garden green.

Do you do this too? Please tell me I’m not a total weirdo.

~Mavis

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Does Public Transportation Lead to Weight Loss?

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Every time I travel to major cities {London especially} and ditch the car in favor of public transportation or my own two feet {buses, subways, trains, bikes, walking, etc.}, I always clock tons of steps on my pedometer.  {Like this winter while walking in Paris, I clocked a solid 29,000 steps in just one day.}  Not only do the steps add up, but so does the weight loss.  It always baffles me that I can totally enjoy a pastry {or four} for breakfast, and still lose weight on vacations that require me to walk a bit more.

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Apparently, I’m not alone, a recent article on treehugger, cited a study that found that in the UK, people who are “‘commuting by public or active transport modes was significantly and independently predictive of lower BMI for both men and women.’ Men who take transit are about seven pounds lighter; women, about 5.5 pound lighter.”  It’s actually kind of scary to think that we spend that much time in our cars, sitting on our backsides that it equates to a full 5-7 pound difference.  I totally believe it, though.  Travelling on public transport requires you to walk to central locations to get to the transportation, and it rarely drops you off right in the parking lot of your destination.  Driving my car requires me to walk to my garage, and then a couple hundred feet from the parking lot to the building of my destination.

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I personally would LOVE to trade in my car for a solid public transportation system.  I can read, knit, etc. while I commute, I get a little fresh air and exercise, and best of all, I can really cut down on my cussing, because other drivers are not my problem :) .

Have you noticed you lose weight on vacations where you trade in a car for tennis shoes?

~Mavis

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Free Kindle Books, Sure Jell Pectin, Magazine Deals, Recipes, Coupons and More

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Do you have any exciting plans for today? It’s our 20th anniversary today and I have no idea what I’m going to do for the HH. I was thinking going to the store and picking up a pot roast {he would love that!} but it’s suppose to be in the 80′s again today. Any suggestions?

Mavis

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Roasted cauliflower is my favorite way to prepare this tasty veggie. Find out How to Grow Cauliflower From Start to Finish. Find more info on how to plant and grow your favorite garden items on my Growing Guide Pinterest Board.

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This Tuna Salad w/Lemon, Cucumbers and Carrots take tuna salad to a whole new level. It’s the bomb dot com.  Find the recipe HERE or Pin it for Later.

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Coconut Oil Biscuits

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Coconut Oil BiscuitsI bought a big fat jug of coconut oil awhile ago and I’ve been going crazy using it in recipes ever since. But this recipe, well it takes the cake for being so freakin easy the HH could make it. 3 simple ingredients and BAM, you have fluffy, warm biscuits. Did I mention they taste awesome? I wasn’t sure when I bit into my first one, so I downed about 3 more just to be certain. And it’s official. They’re amazing.

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Ingredients

2 cups self-rising flour
1/4 cup coconut oil, softened not melted {here’s the kind I love!}
3/4 cup milk {can sub coconut milk if preferred}

Coconut Oil Biscuits

Direction

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Using forks, cut the coconut oil into the flour until the mixture is crumbly. Add the milk and stir until a soft dough forms {dough should no longer stick to sides}. Knead the mixture just until combined {do not over-knead}.

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Carefully roll the dough out on a floured surface until it’s about 1/2 an inch thick. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out the biscuits, and transfer to a baking sheet.

Coconut Oil Biscuits

Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown on top.  Serve with butter, jam or just gobble straight from the pan.

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Looking for more ways to use up your coconut oil? Check out these Cool Uses for Coconut Oil

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