Friday Night at the Movies – Happy

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Does money make you HAPPY? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution?

Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award® nominated “Genghis Blues” now brings us HAPPY*, a film that sets out to answer these questions and more. Taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, HAPPY* explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

The Girl and I watched this last night and LOVED it.

If you watch Happy, let us know what you thought about it in the comment section below.

~Mavis

Are you an Amazon Prime Member? If you go HERE to watch it for FREE
If you are not an Amazon Prime member there will be a small free to view this documentary.*

*Direct Link to an Amazon.com product

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Thanksgiving Leftovers – Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

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This is hands down our favorite way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers.  You can pretty much add any leftover vegetables to this, but here are the ingredients we used this time around.  I hope you like it.  We sure do.

Ingredients

3 cups cooked turkey meat, chopped
2 cups leftover corn kernels
1 cup leftover green beans
1 cup leftover cooked carrots
1/2 of a yellow onion, diced
2 medium potatoes, cooked and cut into chunks
3 cup seasoned gravy
2 teaspoons dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg {for egg wash}
1 double pie crust

Directions

Basically all you do is place a bunch of extra vegetables, spices, leftover turkey and some gravy into a bowl and mix it up. Line a 9″ pie plate with an uncooked crust, pour the ingredients in, and add another crust on top. Seal pie, crimp the edges, and brush with an egg wash. Pop the pot pie into a 375 degree oven on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 – 45 minutes or until the gravy is nice and bubbly and the crust is golden brown.  Yee- Haw,  Leftovers rule!

 

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How To Make A Christmas Wreath

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The Girl and I have been making our own Christmas wreaths for a few years now.  Not only are wreaths SUPER EASY to make, they are inexpensive to produce as well. Especially if you live in an area with a lot of pine or cedar trees.

Here are directions on how to make a Christmas Wreath.

Step 1: Go outside and cut a few branches off a tree. I chose to took clippings from a Leland Cypress tree growing in my front yard. Also, if you have a holly bush nearby, clip a few sprigs off that too. You will also need a wreath form and some fine gardening wire {Home Depot or Michael’s Craft Store will have this}.

Step 2: Secure garden wire to wreath form by simply tying a knot.

Step 3: Place 2-3 sprigs on the wreath form and wrap the garden wire around the base of the springs to secure the greens.

Step 4: Repeat step 3 until you have successfully covered the entire form with greens.

Step 5: Your wreath should look something like this. I am not going to say it should look EXACTLY like this because artist freedom is encouraged.

Step 6: Carefully trim the base of 3 sprigs of Holly.

Step 7: Insert Holly pieces beneath the wreath greens and into the wreath form if possible.

Step 8: Pull an ornament off your Christmas tree and secure it {using a small piece of garden wire} to the top portion of your wreath.

Step 9: Hang the wreath on your front door and patiently wait for your Handsome Husband to come home and say…

Why can’t we buy a real freakin’ wreath from Costco like everyone else?

~Mavis

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Elf on the Shelf – Ernesto the Elf Reports for Duty

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Last night, after Thanksgiving dinner, I read the book The Elf on the Shelf* to Monkey Boy and the Girl Who Thinks She’s a Bird.  You know the story, right? Santa sends a magical elf {ours is named Ernesto} to keep an eye on children {and teenagers} on the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Each night, after the kids go to bed, the magical elf heads back to the North Pole to report the children’s behavior to Santa.  Then somehow, the elf makes his way back into the children’s house and hides in a new spot each morning to spy on them again.

Monkey Boy and The Girl are still asleep, but I spotted Ernesto the Elf almost immediately this morning. It appears he has a fondness for paperwhites. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited to have him around this year, after all I don’t have the time to spy on my kids and report back to Santa, I have a garden to whip back into shape for the 2013 growing season.

Peace Out Girl Scouts, this should be an interesting series.

~Mavis

P.S. If you would like to torture your teenagers too this holiday season, hop on over to Amazon* and grab your own Elf on the Shelf*.

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Mornings with Mavis – Get Out of Dodge Kindle Book, Josh Groban, Black Friday Deals, Goodwill 50% off, Free Kitty Litter

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Check out this refrigerator.  CLEARLY it’s not mine.  But holy cow, look at all the food in there.  So how was your Thanksgiving?  Anything exciting happen?  Did you wear elastic pants?  C’mon you can tell me.  Guess what I had for breakfast?  PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE.  Heck Ya Baby! Go big or go home.

Here are a few deals I spotted this morning.  Have a great day and be careful out there.  I hear shopping on black Friday can be scary. I’m not leaving my house today.  We can go without milk for 1 day. LOL.

Mornings with Mavis


Get Out of Dodge! Prepping to Leave Your Home and Bug Out During a Disaster

Most of us “survivalist preppers” are normal people. We’re your neighbors, your co-workers, and your friends. You see us at our kid’s soccer games, or at the neighborhood movie theater, or at your local restaurant. You see us at work and at church. You see us out walking in the neighborhood or exercising down at the gym.

Prepping today isn’t for weird nutcases. It’s for everyone.

Go HERE to get this FREE Kindle Book

Amazon is offering the entire Josh Groban NOEL MP3 for only $5. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE his music. Go HERE to get this deal.

REI is having a ridiculous awesome sale today.  50% REI-Brand Outwear from Men, Woman and Kids! Plus REI is offering FREE U.S. standard shipping through November 26. No minimum purchase! Go HERE to see the deals.

Tiny Prints is offering $10 off holiday cards – No minimum purchase today only when you use code DOD1123 at check out.  Head on over HERE to grab this deal.


The DEWALT 45-Piece Screwdriving Set $9.88

Includes the most commonly used screwdriver accessories. The industrial-strength case is strong and durable. The set includes Phillips, square, slotted, and double-ended bits.

See More Tool Deals

6pm is having a crazy Black Friday Sale with new deals every hour. Head on over HERE to see the latest deals.

Tacoma area Goodwill Stores* are having a 50% off sale this Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 7 a.m. on Friday.

Tacoma-area Goodwill stores include: 38th Street, 72nd Street, Aberdeen, Auburn, Bonney Lake, Centralia, Des Moines, Ellensburg, Federal Way, Gig Harbor, Kent, Lacey, Lakewood, Longview, Maple Valley, North Tacoma, Olympia, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Puyallup, Selah, Sequim, Shelton, South Hill, Spanaway, Yakima, Yelm.

Amazon Local is offering 40, 70, or 100 Photo Cards from Picaboo with Ground Shipping for $22. I found this deal under Tacoma, Washington but this deal is available nationwide.

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

Sharing Spree is offering a 1200 Thread Count Sheet Set from JK Linens {$120 value} for $45 shipped! I just snagged this deal for my mother. Yee-Haw! Head on over here to sign up and get this deal.

$2.00 off World's Best Cat Litter

Score a FREE BAG of The World’s Best Cat Litter when you work this deal at Target:

World’s Best Cat Litter 7 lb bag – $7.99
Use $2.00/1 – World’s Best Cat Litter Printable Coupon
Pay $5.99 Out of Pocket
Submit for the World’s Best Cat Litter Mail-In Rebate
Free Cat Litter after Rebate and Coupon

Alright, I’m off to go make some tea.

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

Mavis

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*Thanks QueenBeeCoupons

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Amazon – Canon Power Shot S100 $229 Shipped + Deals on Camera Accessories

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Gold Box Deal of the Day: Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Cameras $229 Shipped

Purchase the PowerShot S100 digital camera for only $229 and receive a free Transcend 8 GB memory card. Simply add a camera and memory card from the list below to your Shopping Cart. The discount will be applied at checkout.

  • 12.1 effective megapixel, 1/1.73-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • 3-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
  • DIGIC 5 image processor
  • Full 1080p HD video with stereo sound
  • 24mm wide-angle lens (5x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 20x combined zoom) with optical image stabilizer

See More Camera Deals

SanDisk Flash 16 GB SDHC Flash Memory Card $10.99 - This the brand we use!

See More Memory Cards

Memory Card Carrying Case $5.19

Case Logic Camera Case $10.36

The Case Logic DCB line of camera cases is tailored to fit the most popular cameras and camcorders on the market. Sleek lines, textured materials and vibrant hairline accents create a stylish bag that offers the protection and quality for which Case Logic is known. Available in nine sizes, this family of cases fits everything from a point-and-shoot to a large DSLR with multiple lenses and accessories.

See More Camera Bags

Joby GorillaPod Flexible Tripod $11.99 – We have one and use it all the time!

Have you signed up for UPS My Choice yet?  Not only is it free, but you’ll know when your packages are scheduled to arrive.

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

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Restaurant and Retail Printable Coupons

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Black Large Vicky Giraffe Print Purse$15.99 available on Amazon

Headed to the mall this weekend?
Here are a few coupons to bring along.

Thanks Your Retail Helper

Going out for a bite to eat?
Here are few coupons to help you save a buck!

Chili’s Coupon – Free Chips & Queso Coupon
Carrabba’s Italian Grill – $10 0ff 2 entrees
Bucca Di Becco – $10.00 off your purchase of $20 or more
Amazon Local Deals up to 75% off
Corner Baker Cafe Buy 1 entree get 1 bakery fresh treat
Jamba Juice - $2 for 16 oz Smoothies
Macaroni Grill – Buy 1 get 1 Free
Quiznos- $1.00 off any regular sub
Jamba Juice – $2.00 for any 16 oz Smoothie
Rainforest Cafe – 15% off Purchase of $25+ {exp: 12/31}
Smokey Bones - $5 off a $15 purchase {11/25}
Starbucks – Buy 4 Drinks Get 1 Free
Wendys – $1.99 kids meal

Chili's

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Happy Thanksgiving From Mavis

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I went down to the village this morning to participate in the annual Turkey Trot.  All the proceeds went to our local food bank, and I think I heard the announcer say  over 2,000 people had signed up this year.

There were people in turkey hats, capes,aprons and a few of the natives even showed up.

I’m not exactly sure why the Super Heroes were there.

Or why on earth these guys hauled their stationary bikes down to the race and set up shop on the course.  But we all had fun.

Even random racer guy who walk/jogged with me for about half the race {I totally ditched him at the water station though, because c’mon buddy, I’m no cougar}.

Anyway, I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  I hope you have plenty of food on your table, and some to spare for people who don’t.  Peace out Pilgrims, have a wonderful day.

Mavis

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Mornings with Mavis – Enter to Win $1,000, 75% off Holiday Cards, $5 DVD’s, Batteries, All You Magazine + More

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Did you dream about a dinning room table filled with a turkey feast? Did you get to sit at it, or are you still stuck at the “kids” table? Ha Ha Ha!  Well, where ever you are, whether you are a Pilgrim or an Indian, I hope your day is filled with yummy food, kindness, and elastic pants.

Here are today’s deals.

Mornings with Mavis

Kindle Kids Deal: Four Thanksgiving-Themed Books

Today’s deal features an exploration of being thankful, two stories about crafty turkeys, and an award-winning portrayal of the man behind the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade character balloons. Funny, touching, and filled with reminders of how wonderful life can be, each book is just $1.99 each (up to 79% off). Go HERE to get this deal.

Pink & Hot Pink 5 Piece Fairy Princess Costume Set $14.55

This is the perfect dress up costume for your favorite little Fairy Princess. All I had to play with when I was a kid were rocks and mud.  I so wish this came in my size!

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax $3.99
Horton Hears a Who (Single-Disc Edition) $3.99
Despicable Me (Single-Disc Edition) $4.96
The Brave Little Toaster $4.99
Willy Wonka & Chocolate Factory $3.99
Fantastic Mr. Fox $4.99
The Notebook $3.99
What About Bob? $4.99
The Shawshank Redemption (Single-Disc Edition) $4.99

The 48 pack box of AA Maxell Batteries is on sale for only $12.31 shipped when you use the subscribe and save option at check out.
The 36 pack box of Maxell AAA Batteries is $9.4o shipped with the subscribe and save option. This is a great price for batteries!


For a limited time you can get All You magazine for only $1.00 an issue.  All you magazine is filled with household tips, stories and lots & and lot’s of coupons.  Head on over HERE to get this deal.

Black Friday! 75% off Holiday Cards & Invites + FREE Shipping at Cardstore, Use Coupon Code: CCN2175

Cardstore.com is offering 75% off all holiday cards + FREE SHIPPING through 11/25/12 when you use code CCN2175 at checkout. Go HERE to get this Cardstore Deal.

Have you heard of the Fix it and Forget it* slow cooker books?  Well right now they are gathering stories about moms, especially our mom’s part in making meals for us and caring for us, often in the kitchen, and they want to hear about your mom! Go HERE and answers 6 questions for your chance to win the grand prize of $1,000 or one of 6 runner up prizes {$300}.

And last but not least, Totsy is have a huge Black Friday Sale with savings up to 90% off.  Head on over HERE to take a look.

Alright, I’m off to go get ready.

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

Mavis

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2 year Subscription to Organic Gardening Magazine Only $5

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Wahooooo!

Head on over to Amazon and grab a 2 year subscription to Organic Gardening for only 5 bucks! What a freakin’ awesome deal!

Here are a few more Magazine Deals that caught my eye.

Veranda  $5.00
Elle Decor  $5.00
House Beautiful $5.00
Whole Living $5.00

Go HERE to see all $5 Magazine Deals on Amazon

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