Seeds, Seeds, and More Seeds

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How was your Christmas?  Were you up at 5 am with the kiddos, or did you get to sleep in and enjoy a relaxing morning? Did you make the naughty or nice list?

Well, the Handsome Husband received a wee bit of coal in his stocking this year {big surprise there} and the kids and I received a few gift cards and sweets in ours.  No tangerines in the bottoms of our stockings this year though. Did you get one? Is there a citrus shortage this year or something? Hmm

botanical interests

The best gift I received this Christmas was from my boyfriend Ryan the Hottie of a Horticulturalist from Botanical Interests

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He handpicked me a few seeds for my 2013 garden.

Hey Ryan, does the boss man Curtis Jones know about this love affair of ours? Holy canolies boyfriend,  I think you sent me enough seeds to grow like 2 tons of food.

Wahoooooo!

I hope you all had a great day,

Mavis

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Mornings with Mavis – Free Kindle Books , Zulily, New Balance Shoes, Eating Well Magazine, New Coupons + More

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Yo Yo Yo… Are you heading out early this morning to catch some deals? Well, you’re nuts. And that’s all I have to say about that. I hope your holiday was magical and full of good food, family and friends.

Here are a few deals I spotted for you. As always, I’ll update this list as I find more deals throughout the morning so be sure and check back.  

free kindle booksAmazon Kindle Books -
How to Sprout Raw Food:
Superfood Recipes (Healthy Eats)
Slow Cooker Superfood Recipes (Healthy Eats)
Container Gardening

amazon sale

 

If you love outlet deals, Christmas sales, after-Christmas sales, and all that fun bargain shopping, Amazon’s Year-End Deals event is happening right now, every day through December 31. Shop outlet prices on markdowns, clearance items, and more. Go HERE to take a look around.

zulily blowout sale

Zulily has begun their largest clearance sale of the year. I took a quick peek and there is some GOOD STUFF over there!

New to Zulily? Go HERE to Sign Up

Already a Zulily Member? Go HERE to Get This Deal

6pm sale

6pm is having a huge clearance sale with savings up to 70% off. Don’t forget, 6pm offers FREE SHIPPING.

new balance white shoes

Joes’s New Balance Outlet has woman’s New Balance 580 Running Shoes on sale for $39.99. Go HERE to take a peek.

EasyCanvas

Sharing Spree -

Print Your Digital & Instagram Photos to Canvas with Easy Canvas Print

Choose from the following options:

1) $29 for a 16 x 20 Canvas Print from Easy Canvas Prints ($80 value). Create your own gallery or give these unique keepsakes as holiday gifts!

2) $23 for an 11×11 Instagram Canvas Print from Easy Canvas Prints ($53 value). Using Instagram’s simplicity and built-in filters, you can get unique, gallery-quality photos on canvas, ready to bright any room… instantly!

eating well magazine

Discount Mags is offering a 1 year subscription to Eating Well Magazine for only $5.99 a year when you use code 5085 at checkout. This deal will expire tonight 12/26/2012 at midnight EST so be sure and grab your subscription before then.
$0.75 off ONE (1) Reynolds Wrap Foil$2.00 off 2 Right Guard Body Wash Products $2.00 off 2 Dry Idea Roll-On or Gel Products $2.00 off FOUR Right Guard Sport Deodorants $2.00 off 2 Right Guard TD5 or Xtreme Deodorants $2.00 off FOUR Right Guard Bar Products

Alright, I’m off to go eat some leftovers. Peace Out Girl Scouts, see you back in a bit.

♥ Mavis

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Ebates – Double Cash Back After Christmas Sale

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ebates double cash backAre you planning on shopping on-line today?  Well if you are,  Ebates is offering double cash back with their After Christmas Sale promotion. Be smart. Don’t forget to shop through your EBATES link!  I don’t know about you, but I like free money.

Here’s a picture of a check I received A BIG FAT check from Ebates for $47.95 last winter. I snapped a photo to show YOU can earn A BIG FAT check too! I’m telling you, it’s super easy.

If you are new to Ebates, you will also score a FREE $10 gift card to Target, Macy’s, Walmart, Kohls, or Ebates.  How cool is that?  Simply sign up HERE and you will receive the gift card of your choice in the mail after your first $25 purchase.  We use Ebates ALL THE TIME in our house, even our kids use it.

Why You Should Join

You get cash back at any of 1,500 stores any time you start your shopping trip at Ebates.com. There are no points to redeem, no forms to mail in, and no fees. Stores pay Ebates a sales commission for sending shoppers their way, and Ebates uses the commission to pay you cash back. All Ebates needs is an email address so we can notify you when your cash back has been credited. To date, Ebates members have already earned more than $100,000,000 and you can join them today!

Go HERE to sign up for Ebates.

 

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Elf on the Shelf – Merry Christmas From Ernesto

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Elf on the Shelf nutcrackers

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elf on the shelf city

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Where is Santa Claus Right Now?

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If your kiddos are wondering where Santa is, Head on over HERE and they’ll be able to check his status.

For 62 years, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has been tracking Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, as he makes his way around the world delivering gifts to all the good boys and girls.

This year, the tradition will continue, and now there are even more ways that you and your little ones can follow Father Christmas’ progress. A stunning 25 million people from around the globe are predicted to follow Santa in real-time online, on mobile phones and tablets, by email and phone.

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Easy Appetizer Ideas – Homemade Chex Party Mix

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I thought I would go ahead and post our favorite Chex Mix recipe again. We will be enjoying this yummy Chex party mix {by the handful} over the next few days. I hope you like it as much as we do. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without it.

Ingredients

3 cups Corn Chex cereal
3 cups Rice Chex cereal
3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
1 cup mixed nuts {I used cashews and almonds}
1 cup pretzel pieces
6 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Directions

Preheat oven to 250 degrees

In large bowl, mix together the cereal, nuts, pretzels and set aside.

Place  6 tablespoons in a large roasting pan and melt butter in the oven. Stir in seasonings, then gradually stir in cereal mixture until evenly coated.

Bake for 1 hour, stirring about every 15 minutes. Spread on Chex Mix on paper towels to cool, then store in airtight container.

Looking for more classic recipes? Head on over HERE.

Peace Out Girl Scouts,

Mavis

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Raising Backyard Chickens – Merry Christmas

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Ernesto the Elf begged to come along with The Girl and I as we let the hens out of the chicken coop this morning. He wanted to wish them a Merry Christmas so we let him tag along.

elf on the shelf silver laced chicken

Well, I’m not sure it was such a great idea.

elf on the shelf silver laced rooster

Pablo let Ernesto know REAL QUICK the chicken run was his turf, and little men dressed in red were not welcome.

flock block

In other news, we gave Black Fatty and her crew a new Flock Block to snack on, as well as some Brussels sprouts, and Christmas kale. They were so excited!

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Merry Christmas everyone. We hope you have a wonderful day.

With love,

Mavis, The Handsome Husband, The Girl Who Thinks She’s a Bird, and Monkey Boy.

 

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Mondays with Mavis – How to Feed Your Family for $100 a Month

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Well, there’s only one week to go. I’ve got Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner taken care of, and enough milk in the refrigerator to last until New Years Day. So now it’s all about willpower down as I head down the home stretch.

Of course I couldn’t have gotten this far without a little help from my friends Mrs. Hillbilly,

gift basket ideas

and Francisco.

fresh fruit

And Mr. Produce Guy too.

pillsbury cinnamon rolls

Albertsons – $2.50

Cinnamon rolls are on the menu for Christmas morning, and it’s a good thing they were {somewhat} on sale this week.  With only $4.33 left to go, I think I can do this!

~Mavis

Total Spent This Week $2.50  

Total Spent This Year $1,195.67 <<<<< $4.33 left! >>>>>
Total Spent This Year on Garden Seeds/Supplies $536.26
Total “Seed Money” donations received $51.00

Go HERE to read more Shopping Trip Stories.

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Mornings with Mavis – Funny T-Shirts, Party Dresses, DiGiorno Pizza, Tall Boots, MP3′s $1.99 or Less

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Good Morning,

Merry Christmas Eve. I hope your have a wonderful day, filled with lots of food, family and fun. Don’t forget to wear your stretchy pants over the next few days to make room for all those yummy treats.

Here are a few deals I spotted for you this morning.

amazon deal of the dayAmazon Gold Box Deal of the Day – Get 20 new and classic MP3 albums from amazing acts for just $1.99 or less each. Save on music by Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons, Rihanna, Lana Del Rey, Ne-Yo, ABBA, and more. Go HERE to take a look.
free kindle booksFree Kindle Books

Life From Scratch
A Foodie’s Guide to Yummy Appetizer & Snack Recipes
30 Delicious Icebox Cookie Recipes
Circle Of Friends 25 Breakfast & Brunch Recipes

Looking for a last minute gift?  How about an Amazon.com Gift Card?  Cards can be sent electronically and with a personal message and in any dollar amount. Go HERE to take a look.

heifer international gift box christmas

This season give the gift of joy to a loved one while helping families around the world receive training and animal gifts that help them become self-reliant. Purchase some chicks, a goat or even a pig! Go HERE to check out this awesome giving opportunity.

national geographic 2013 kids almanac

Amazon has the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2013 on sale for $7.90

The 2013 Almanac is packed with fun information, and helpful reference on subjects including animals, technology, countries, presidents, animals, and weather, just for starters. Chapters include Amazing Animals, Going Green, Geography Rocks, Super Science, Wonders of Nature, Awesome Adventure, Culture Connection, History Happens, and now a brand-new mini joke book inside.

funny t-shirtsTanga is has LOLShirts on sale for 25% Off w/ Coupon Code: JOLLY at checkout.  Go HERE for this deal.

tall brown black boots
6pm has a HUGE selection of tall boots on sale right now. Here are a few of my favorites.

White Mountain – Logbook $39.60 shipped
LifeStride – Ulterior #2 (Wide Shaft) $36.99 shipped
White Mountain – Chariot $26.70 shipped
Diba – Knot Ee $45.99 shipped
b.o.c. – Dunlavin $60 shipped
b.o.c. – Nigella $60 shipped

mod cloth sale

ModCloth is offering 30% off of all of their sale items PLUS free 2-day shipping so everyone can get their fantastically festive frocks in time for New Year’s Eve. Go HERE to check out the partylicious dresses.

totsy sale

Totsy is having a year end blow out sale with savings up to 90% off!  Head on over HERE to check it out.

DiGiorno Pizza

There is a new coupon available for $1.00 off 1 DiGiorno Pizza. Go HERE to print.

Peace Out Girl Scouts, see you back in a bit.

♥ Mavis

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Mavis Garden Blog – Finally Making Progress in the Backyard

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wooded backyard

It seems like it’s been awhile since I’ve posted any pictures of the backyard, so I thought I’d show you what we’ve been up to lately. It may not look that exciting, but up until a few weeks ago, the area behind the wooden chair was covered with brush.

backyard chickens

Because of all the brush, I have not been able to measure the area to know exactly how much new growing space we are gaining. But as soon as we get it all cleared, I’ll let you know. I’m hoping we will gain about extra 50×100 feet or so when we are all done.

backyard chickens pictures

Although I have absolutely no idea what I’ll be planting in the area around the chicken coop, I’m really excited.  I kind of think it would look really neat if we could create some sort of rustic walkway and plant a perennial flower garden right up against the chicken run.

At five feet tall, the run would be the perfect height to plant sweet peas or some sort of other vine.  But in order to pull that off, I would have to block the bottom portion of the run somehow so the the hens wouldn’t eat the plants.  We’ll see.

magnum glass greenhouse

This is what we have ahead of us. Yikes! If you look closely, you’ll notice a wooden chair in the background.  It’s sitting in the general area where I’ll be relocating our berry patch.  Once the area is cleared, we’ll dig up the raspberry canes, blueberry bushes and strawberry plants and put them in OCD rows so they will line up with the greenhouse, then gradually inch their way down the hillside.

There is a lot of work to be done before we can plant seeds, but getting there is half the fun. Right?

Peace Out Girl Scout,

~Mavis

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