Posts made in August 2020

Sam’s Club Membership Deal: Free $45 Gift Card with Membership Purchase! (like getting it for Free!)

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If you have been waiting for another deal on a Sam’s Club membership, this is a great one! Through October 11, Sam’s Club is offering a FREE $45 eGift Card when you purchase a one-year membership for only $45! That is like getting your membership for Free when you factor in the gift card! 

Please keep in mind that your $45 eGift Card will be emailed to you within 5-7 days of buying your membership and can be used on a purchase of $45 or more. Only one gift card per primary member. Gift card may not be used to pay membership fee or any other select services.

GO HERE to take advantage of this offer.

Get the Tough Stains Out with OxiClean on the Go Stain Remover Pens!

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I don’t know about your family, but my boys are always staining their clothes. Every time I do the laundry, those pesky stains seem to magically appear. They must get it from their momma because I am continually spilling or dripping something on my clothes! My hubby laughs at me because he knows that I am bound to spill something on myself!

I am so thankful to have recently discovered the OxiClean™ On The Go™ Stain Remover Pen. These magical little pens are specially formulated with the power of Oxygen to remove common “On the Go” stains like, makeup, lipstick, chocolate, spaghetti, soy sauce and more!

OxiClean™ On The Go™ Stain Remover Pens have a fast, safe, and effective stain-lifting formula that does not contain bleach and is safe to use on most fabrics. The stain-fighting scrubber tip that you use to apply to the product is a uniquely designed pen applicator that helps to power through stains without damaging clothing. 

I love how portable and convenient the OxiClean On The Go Stain Remover Pens are. They are sold in a convenient three-pack and are small enough to keep in your purse or backpack so you are ready when those unexpected stains appear. I also like to keep one in the glove box of the car for those times that we are traveling. How many times have you gotten something on your clothing while you were away from home and the stain set in? These OxiClean™ On The Go™ Stain Remover Pens are sure to be a lifesaver for those unexpected moments. You can even apply the product without having to remove your clothing! This is particulary great if you are traveling and have a stain emergency!

OxiClean On The Go Stain Remover Pens:

  • Instant – Removes fresh stains in 2 easy steps.
  • Effective – Out-cleans other stain pens on tough stains and contains 2x more!
  • Convenient – Take it everywhere. Great for food, drink, and makeup stains!

You can find the OxiClean On The Go Stain Remover Pens in the laundry aisle at many stores and Amazon. Be sure to try them today and take care of those messy stains in an instant! Tackle your toughest stains with the Power of OxiClean! 

Tasty Low Carb Chicken Dishes

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If you are eating a low carb diet, I have some great chicken dishes for you to make life just a little bit easier! Check out these Low Carb Chicken Dishes and let me know which is your favorite one!

Buffalo Chicken Dip by Spend with Pennies
French Garlic Chicken by Two Sleevers
Chicken with Spinach and Feta by The Pinning Mama
Lemon Rosemary Chicken by Easy Low Carb Recipes
Spaghetti Squash with Chicken by Any Reason Life
Lemon Garlic Chicken by Nourish Plate
Chicken Francese  by Delicious Meets Healthy
Chicken Mozzarella Skillet by A Day in Candi Land
Tex Mex Chicken by Marathons and Motivations
Green Chile Enchiladas by Green and Keto
Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Peppers by The Birch Cottage
Chicken Sausage Risotto by Mom Foodie
Crock Pot Chicken Crack by Mess for Less
Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas by A Cup Full of Sass
Easy Chicken Alfredo by Homemade Food Junkie

15+ Savory Apple Dishes

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Fall will be here before you know it! I don’t know about you, but fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. Even though we live in Florida, I still love everything apple and pumpkin! Here are some Savory Apple Dishes that you can add to your fall menu lineup!

Apple Jicama Slaw by A Taste for Travel
Apple Pie Pizza by Money Savvy Living
Sheet Pan Apple Cinnamon Chicken by Paleo Gluten Free Guy
Apple Chicken Salad by Snappy Gourmet
Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Jam by Carefree Mermaid
Apple Sage Walnut Stuffing by Divine Lifestyle
Apple Sheet Pan Chicken by Tastes of Lizzy T
Pork Tenderloin with Applesauce by Our Wabi Smith
Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole by Spend with Pennies
Apple Roasted Pork Loin by Becky’s Best Bites
Apple Chicken Salad in Cucumber Cups by Happiness is Homemade
Sausage and Apple Stuffed Squash by Cherished Bliss
Brown Sugar Sausage with Apples and Onions by Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Pork Loin with Apples by Mom Foodie
Savory Apple Sausage Balls by Domestic Superhero

Three Ingredient Ambrosia Salad

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Have you tried Ambrosia Salad? I feel like it is one of those classic dishes that everyone must try at least once! This recipe couldn’t be easier to prepare, is great for a potluck or quick side dish, and is super budget-friendly!

Three Ingredient Ambrosia Salad

Ingredients
•30 oz fruit cocktail
•2 cups mini marshmallows
•1 tbsp sour cream


Instructions
•Drain the fruit cocktail
•Pour all ingredients into a large mixing bowl
•Gently fold together
•Refrigerate at least 2 hours, until cold
•Gently stir and serve chilled


Servings: 4 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

20 Pumpkin Spice Recipes

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I am so excited that Autumn is just around the corner! With the leaves changing colors, sweater weather beginning, and Halloween decorations returning to stores, it’s hard not to get excited about the summer coming to an end. For many of us, nothing gets us more ready for the season than pumpkin spice products returning to bakeries and cafés. Even if you’re not into pumpkin spice lattes, there are plenty of other treats to try that feature this delicious flavor!

These pumpkin spice snacks, breakfasts, and drinks are just the things to celebrate the start of fall. Many of the recipes in this post can be modified for different diets, and some are already vegan. What will you be making once the weather gets colder?

1. Pumpkin Spice Cookies

2. Pumpkin Pie with Vanilla Whipped Cream

3. Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

4. Pumpkin Spice Muffins

5. Pumpkin Spice Syrup

6. Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding

7. Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal with Golden Cashew Cream

8. Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

9. Pumpkin Pie Apple Ring Pancakes

10. Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut Cookies

11. Pumpkin Apple Spice Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

12. Pumpkin Donuts

13. Pumpkin French Toast with Maple Butter

14. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

15. Chocolate Pumpkin Layer Cake

16. Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream

17. Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

18. Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Frappucino

19. Instant Hot Pot Pumpkin Spice Cider

20. Pumpkin Spice Sourdough Scones 

Blended Chia Seed Pudding

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I have been wanting to hop on the Chia Seed Pudding trend for so long! I was concerned about the texture and whether or not that would be an issue, but with the way that this recipe is blended together it is so creamy and delicious! Chia Seeds are loaded with anti-oxidants, fiber and protein, and are so good for you!

This Blended Chia Seed Pudding could not be easier to make, and you can really customize it with different toppings like fruits, nuts, shredded coconut, etc…. I am excited to whip together a Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding for fall!

Blended Chia Seed Pudding (serves 1) 

Ingredients:

1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

2 Tbsp. Chia Seeds

Pinch of Cinnamon

2 Tbsp. of Peanut Butter or Almond Butter

Sweetener of your Choice (I used 2 packets of Truvia)

Instructions:

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Place in a mason jar and refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours or until the pudding has set. (I have found that it is best if you leave it overnight.)

Serve with your favorite toppings. I used the Coconut Milk Redi-Wip on the top of mine and it was so good! I am going to add fresh fruit and shredded coconut the next time!

Enjoy! Please let me know if you try it!

Tips for Back to School Shopping & School Supply Price Point List!

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Back to school shopping is in full swing! Whether you are sending your kids to a brick and mortar school or plan on homeschooling them this year, you will more than likely need to purchase some new school supplies and other items. I have several tips and a price point list that will be helpful during this time. Many families are already stressed out enough these days over our current situation, so the last thing that we need to be thinking about is back to school shopping.

Here are a few tips and ideas to help you put together a Back to School Shopping plan:

Tax Free Shopping Days-

Check your local state to see when/if they are participating. Here in the state of Florida, we can take advantage August 7-9. Participating items include:

  • Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item
  • Certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item
  • Personal computers and certain computer-related accessories selling for $1,000 or less per item, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

Take advantage of student discounts-

Best Buy offers exclusive student deals. Just go their website and sign up under the Student Deals page. As an example, you can get a set of Jabra Wireless Earbuds for $20 with the purchase of a chrome book of $299 or more.

Apple is offering a free pair of AirPods with the purchase of a MacBook or iPad.

Amazon offers a Free 6 month trial of Amazon Prime to College Students. After the 6 month trial you will receive 50% off the regular monthly price. You will also receive student-only discounts and offers.

Technology Deals-

This year with more families homeschooling, the cost of back to school shopping is supposed to be at the highest it has been in years. According to the National Retail Federation, the average family will spend over $789 per child this year! This is due to many people having to buy new computers and accessories to go with them. Best Buy currently has an ASUS – 11.6″ Chromebook for $189. That is a super deal considering most stores are already sold out of the better deals on chromebooks and laptops. All of the stores will be competing for the best prices so be sure to shop around. Some stores may even offer a price match so be sure to ask!

Drive Up/Pick Up or Free Shipping with No Minimum- One of my biggest tips for Back to School Shopping 2020 is to utilize Free Drive-Up pick up options and Free Shipping when possible. Stores like Target and Walmart both offer Free Order Online and Drive Up Pick up. You never even have to step foot in the the store. Some stores will even offer an extra discount if you use this service. Staples is currently offering Free Shipping with no minimum purchase. Between these options and the sales, I got both of my boys school supplies for around $50! The best part? I never stepped inside a store!

Get the most bang for your buck- Even if you are shopping from the convenience of your home this year, I still suggest shopping around at different stores to find the best deals. Be aware though, that some stores do have product limits on how many items that you can purchase at one time. In this case, you may need to do several transactions.

 Coupons are still alive and well- I have noticed several coupons both online and in the Sunday newspaper for school supply items. Don’t be afraid to utilize those to help you maximize your budget even more.

School clothes closet sales- Check to see if your kid’s school has a closet sale of uniforms and other items that have been left behind. I just bought my boys’ uniform shirts and jackets (their school has a required logo shirt) that were in like-new condition for only $5 each! My oldest son’s school did a virtual closet sale so we didn’t even have to leave the house.

Stack the savings! This is probably one of my biggest tips for ways that you can save on school supplies. When you stack store promotional offers, coupons and money-saving apps with discounts and rewards you can save BIG! And, don’t forget at places like Target you will save an extra 5% off when you use your Target REDcard! If you don’t have a Target REDcard, consider shopping with a credit card that will earn you cash back or points. Apps like Fetch Rewards allow you to scan your receipt (even online purchases) and to get points for your purchases. Those points can then be redeemed for gift cards and cash.

Masks/Hand Sanitizer/Essentials- This year looks a lot differently in more ways than one. If you are sending your child back to school, masks are more than likely to be required, and the other essentials like Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant Wipes will be vital. I would suggest that you shop around for the best prices for these items. I would say that the Hand Sanitizer, Medical Masks, and Wipes can be hard-to-come by so when you see a deal on Amazon or the store, buy then. For the best deal on masks, I would suggest Target. They have a 2-count pack for kids and adults for just $4. Our family has these masks and we like them the best of all the ones that we have tried.

Know the price points of school supplies- and what you should be paying for those items. I have put together a list below of my price points for school supplies. You may be able to find these items even cheaper than I have posted. If you do, stock up!

Below is my list of price points for school supplies. You can view it here and download to print.

 I hope that these tips were helpful as you navigate your Back to School Shopping for 2020!