Mornings with Mavis – Downton Abbey, Finger Flashlights, Thomas The Tank Engine, Crocs,

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Don’t let anyone ever tell you there is an age limit on costumes or sleeper pajamas.  It simply not true. Here are a few deals I spotted this morning. May the force be with you.

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Wonder Woman Character Costume Apron $17.60
Superman Character Costume Apron $20.17
Batman Character Costume Apron $18.51
Green Lantern Character Costume Apron $17.37

Darling, today’s Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day is 60% Off Downton Abbey Limited-Edition Seasons 1 and 2 Boxed Set.  And although it does not come with a spot of tea, it would be a lovely gift for the Downton Abbey fan on your list. Go HERE to get this deal.

Looking for a fun stocking stuffer?  Amazon has a set of 4 finger flashlights on sale for $1.50 shipped!  Need a few more?  Go HERE and get 40 finger flashlights for $7.80.

If you have a Thomas fan on your list, Amazon has the Thomas And Friends Wooden Railway – Carry Case Playmat on sale for just $8.39!  This deal is go quick, so if you are interested, go HERE to grab it before the price goes up.

Amazon currently has a set of 3 Stylus / Styli Pens in stock for only $1.20 shipped.  My mother uses these stylus pens for her iPad and her iPhone and LOVES them. Go HERE to get this deal.


One-Day Only 12/3/12! 49¢ Holiday Cards & Invites + Free Shipping at Cardstore!

Today at Cardstore.com all holiday cards and invites are only 49¢ plus that includes free shipping when you use code: CCP2349 at check out!  This deal is valid TODAY ONLY. Go HERE to get your cards.

6pm has Crocs on sale today up to 60% off. Plus you receive FREE SHIPPING too! Head on over HERE to see what’s available.

Ebates is offering tons of Double Cash Back deals this month.  If you are new to Ebates when you sign up and make your first purchase of $25 or more you’ll score a FREE $10 gift card to target. Go HERE for more details.


Coupons.com
just released a bunch of new DVD coupons.  You can find them all HERE under the Home Entertainment category.

Discount Mags is offering a 1 year subscription to Cabelas Outfitter Journal for $4.99 a year when you use code 3645 at checkout.  This deal is valid through tonight 12/3/2012 at midnight EST. Go HERE to get this deal.

Alright, I’m off to go make some tea.

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

Mavis

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Amazon – Silicone Baking Mat Set {2 pk.} $10.06

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Wahooo! Amazon has one of my favorite deals is back in  stock!

Silicone Baking Mat Set (2 pk.) Non Stick Surface $10.06

  • Saves money!
  • Silcone contruction – perfect for baking
  • Easy to clean
  • Great for multiple baking sessions
  • Fits 1/2 size baking sheet, ideal for keeping you baking sheets clean.

Looking for an awesome recipe for Gingerbread Men?  Head on over HERE

Amazon prices can change at anytime. See more Amazon Deals HERE.

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Seattle Sheraton | Gingerbread Village 2012 – The Brothers Grimm

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I have never read the tale The Brother’s Grimm, but I know one thing for sure, I’d love to live in their gingerbread castle any day of the week.

The candy covered turrets were amazing.

Can you spot the jolly fondant guard? A tower made out of sugar cubes and candy stars?

Check out the glistening rock candy.  My teeth ache just looking at this.

A pretzel awning, jelly bean rocks, and walls made of gingerbread.  You couldn’t ask for anything more if you tried.

If you are a local, you can stop by the Seattle Sheraton Hotel to view the 2012 Gingerbread Village. There is a suggested donation of $5 and all proceeds benefit the JDRF Northwest Chapter.

Go HERE to view More Gingerbread Houses

If an enormous gingerbread house seems a little intimidating, Amazon has the Nordic Ware Gingerbread House Bundt Pan on sale right now.  All you’ll need to do is bake the gingerbread and sprinkle a little powered sugar over the top and you’re done.

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Garden Shed Inspiration – Ravenna Gardens Seattle

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While I was in Seattle yesterday I stopped by a few of my favorite stores. One of them was Ravenna Gardens.  I don’t think I’ve actually ever purchased anything from Ravenna Gardens, but I sure like to look around.

I didn’t know I was looking for a garden shed, but yesterday I found the perfect one.

It this shed cute or what? With the exception of the copper roof, I have a feeling the entire shed was made with salvaged materials. Oh how I would LOVE to have this shed sitting in our backyard.

Now I don’t know about you, but I’ve been through my fair share of garden projects with my husband over the years, and the last thing I would do is ask him to build this for me.

For starters, he would say it looks like crap. Then, it looks like it will fall over, then, why would you want a new shed that looks old?  What’s wrong with you?  If you want a shed why don’t you just go to Costco like all the other housewives in the neighborhood.

See what I mean… It’s not worth it to ask him to build one for me because I already know how the whole conversation will play out.  This happens to people when they’ve been married for almost 20 years.

So instead of asking the HH, I did what I always do when I find something super cool, I texted Chino the Handy Man and sent him a bunch of pictures.

He said he could build it and for me, and I should start looking for old barn wood and two windows. Yee-Haw!

I think as long as Girly Girl doesn’t find out how much the original price on the shed was, I can get Chino to build it for about 1/10th of the price.  I’ll keep you posted!

~Mavis

Looking for a little garden shed inspiration?  Check out Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways.*  The book has great reviews and is currently available from Amazon.com.

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Sunday Brunch Recipe – Chocolate Crepes with Bananas

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This morning I’ll be making chocolate crepes with bananas for my tribe.  I first posted this delicious recipe back in June, and we have enjoyed this recipe several times since then.  There is always a request for seconds {and sometimes thirds} for these chocolate crepes.  I hope you like them as much as we do.

Ingredients

1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon sugar
3 fresh eggs
1/3 cup milk {I used 2%}
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 bananas, sliced
1 pint fresh whipping cream
powdered sugar
maple syrup

Directions

Mix first 6 ingredients in a blender until smooth {about 5 seconds}.

Prepare crepes according to the directions on your crepe maker.  Stuff crepes with fresh whipping cream and banana slices.  Top with maple syrup, whipping cream and a sprinkle of powered sugar.  Serve hot or cold.

Thinking about getting a crepe maker?  Amazon currently has the CucinaPro 12 Inch Griddle & Crepe Maker in stock and the reviews are excellent!

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Mornings with Mavis – Task Free Light, Weekend Homesteader, Personalized Stamper, Free Music, Coupons + More

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HAPPY SUNDAY!!!!!

How has your weekend been going so far?  What have you been up to? Clubbing, holiday parties, camping, dancing with the Smurfs?  Please don’t tell me you have plans  to go to the mall… Because that would be totally crazy.

ABC has started their 25 Days of Christmas Series, and will feature Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas tonight at 7pm PST. So break out the popcorn and get cozy on the couch, it’s movie night tonight.  The HH will be so excited!

Alrighty, here are a few deals I spotted online this morning for you.

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Today’s Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day: Save up to 45% on all Running Shoes and Gear. Head on over HERE to see all the deals.

Magnetic Light Mine Hands-Free Task Lightfor only $7.34 ~ Amazon

Though not much smaller than a golf ball, the new Striker Magnetic LED Light is a powerful spotlight that can be used almost anywhere you need illumination. It has an intensely bright, wide angle LED and 12 powerful magnets allow you to stick it to any steel surface or rest it on any surface and aim the light towards the works pace at almost any angle. Pretty cool if you ask me. Go HERE to get the Hands-Free Task Light.

These Kindle Books are currently available for FREE on Amazon

Weekend Homesteader: December
Urban Gardening: How To Grow Food In Any City Apartment Or Yard No Matter How Small
Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids
125 Salsa Recipes: All The Fresh Homemade Salsa Recipes You Can Ask For!

Amazon Local {Seattle} is offering a Personalized Stamper with Custom Faceplate for $29 shipped.

  • $29 ($57.94 value) for personalized, self-inking stamper with custom faceplate — standard shipping included
  • Pick the image and text that describes you
  • Dozens of designs to choose from
  • Liven up holiday cards or gift packages with your stamp
  • Get an address stamp to make mailing a snap, or pick a fun phrase that’s uniquely yours

Be sure and Sign up HERE so you’ll know what the daily deal is each day.

Looking for an inexpensive and adorable baby gift?

I’ve heard great things about these Carseat canopys, and right now you can get one for FREE or save $50 off  a “Whole Caboodle set.”  There is a shipping charge of $12.90 so keep that in mind. However these Carseat Canopys are so incredibly cute, and you can have them shipped directly to the recipient, so I think they are totally worth the shipping fee.

Use code MYSAVINGS at checkout to get this deal.


Looking for FREE holiday music? Amazon is offering 25 days of FREE Christmas and Holiday Songs. Every 5 days Amazon will offer 5 FREE Holiday songs to add to your collection. Here are the first 5 MP3 downloads available.

Carol of the Bells -  Capital Kings
Deck The Halls  -  Ukulele Christmas {My favorite!}
We Wish You A Merry Christmas  - Shonen Knife
Blue Christmas  - Cyndi Lauper
Wonderful Christmastime - The Shins

Do you know someone who likes BIG BUCKS?  LOL shirts has this awesome t-shirt for just $8 shipped! Go HERE to get this deal.

Amazon still has the Sodial Scalp Massager on sale for $1.13 shipped. Apparently everyone loves these so I took your advice and ordered one for my Mother and I.

$1.00 off (1) GARNIER FRUCTIS Shampoo, Conditioner
There are a lot of new coupons available to print.  Head on over HERE to see them all.

Alright, I’m off to go whip up some crepe batter for breakfast.

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

Mavis

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New Pillsbury Coupons – Cookie Dough, Cinnamon Rolls, Grands, Pie Crusts, Bisquick

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$1.00 off Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough $0.40 off THREE cans Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits $0.40 off 3 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls $0.60 off 3 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls $0.50 off 2 Pillsbury Rolled Pie Crusts $0.50 off Original Bisquick

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Hot Deals on Paper, String, Tree Branches and Crushed Candy Canes

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I know its been a long time since I’ve paid full price for anything, but c’mon…

Who on earth is going to pay $19.95 for 10 paper tags and some string?

Probably the same person who would pay $4.95 for 2 crushed candy canes.

Do you know anyone who would pay $6.95 for {3} sprigs of Noble Fir?

Am I totally loosing it, or do people really buy this stuff?

~Mavis

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Easy Apple Recipes – Applesauce Spice Cake

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I’m not sure why I always wait to make this cake until December every year, because we have applesauce in our house year round.  Maybe it has something to do with the smell of cinnamon, cloves and allspice baking in the oven.  It’s like the that particular combination of spices can only be used around the holidays or something.  It’s kind of weird.

Anyway, everyone in my family loves this cake, and the HH and I have been known to enjoy a slice {or two} with our coffee {him} and tea {me} in the morning.

We love this recipe, and I hope you do too.

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda {15 Cool Uses for Baking Soda}
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter {softened}
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup applesauce
1/4 cup of buttermilk {how to make buttermilk}
1 cup sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Butter and flour an 8-in square baking pan and set aside.

In a medium bowl combined the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, and salt and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl beat together the eggs, butter, vanilla and sugar until nice and smooth.  Mix in the applesauce and buttermilk, then add in the dry ingredients and mix again until everything is incorporated.

Pour the batter into your 8-inch prepared pan and bake at 375 for 25- 30 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.

If you love baking as much as I do I’m sure you’ll enjoy Baking: From My Home to Yours* By Dorie Greenspan. This book is highly rated and comes with so many great recipes that I’ve barely made a dent in my copy. Amazon has currently has this book in stock and ready to ship.

*Direct link to an Amazon.com product

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Seattle Sheraton | Gingerbread Village 2012 – Alice in Wonderland

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Last night The Girl Who Thinks She’s a Bird and I went to the Seattle Sheraton Hotel to view the 20th Annual Gingerbread Village. This is something we look forward to every year, and of course we snapped a ton of pictures. The proceeds benefit the JDRF Northwest Chapter.

We took so many pictures last night, there were just to many to put in one post. So I’ll be sharing our favorite entries over the next few days, because we think they each deserve their own space.

I simply cannot imagine the man hours it must have taken to build this gingerbread house.

The details are crazy awesome!

What do you think?  Pretty amazing huh? My favorite part of the Alice in Wonderland gingerbread house was the White Rabbit, and The Girl loved the details in the Queen of Hearts.

Have you ever built {or know someone who has built} a gingerbread house on this scale? I’d really like to know how many people worked on this as well as how long it took them to make it.

Okay, Peace Out Girl Scouts, I’m off to go have some fun.

Have a great day,

~Mavis

My daughter’s favorite version of Alice in Wonderland* is the one with Johnny Deep.  Amazon currently has it in stock and ready to ship if you are interested.

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