Krispy Kreme 1,000 FREE Doughnuts 2/24/15


Woohoo!!!! I LOVE freebies!!!!!

Krispy Kreme is opening their 1,000th store on February 24, 2015. That means everybody WINS , they are giving away free doughnuts at all their stores to the first 1,000 customers at each store.


Productivity Tips for Work from Home Moms

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                Everyone plays the role of mom a little differently. Some moms prefer to stay at home with their kids and put their careers on hold. Other moms want to keep working after they have kids. For a long time, it was assumed that these were the only two options. Today, many mothers are finding a middle ground that allows them to progress their career and be with their children.

               Work from home moms seem to have it all figured out: extra income and career advancement while also having the opportunity to spend unlimited time with their kids. However, being a work from home mom is not always easy. These moms have the difficult task of finding time to do their work while still keeping their children out of trouble. These obstacles make it seem impossible for moms to get any work done from home. Here are some productivity tips for work from home moms.

Find a healthy distraction for the kids

Sometimes, work from home moms need not another set of eyes to watch their kids, but just a way to distract them while they get some work done. Moms can find a healthy and safe way to distract their kids for a while so they can work. Watching DirectTV and having craft time are just a couple good options.

Work while they sleep

Many people give new moms the advice to sleep while their baby sleeps. As the kids get older, moms can use the same idea to get work done while their kids sleep. This can be a great way to get some work done uninterrupted.

Make a schedule

Having a normal routine is great for kids and parents in a lot of ways. Moms can schedule in time that they will work every day, no exceptions. This can help everyone stay on track and be more productive.

Find something that is fun for the kids to help out with

Depending on what kind of work a mom does from home, she can sometimes have her kids help out. For example, a mom who works as a photographer can practice with her kids and have them help her pick out pictures to use. This can be a fun way for everyone to spend time together.

Work with other moms

There are a lot of other moms around the world who are working from home. Moms can meet up with other work from home moms to trade of babysitting, get new ideas or just socialize. This is a great way to build a network and gain support.

Save time by prepping daily meals

Moms spend a lot of time in the kitchen every day making food for the family. Moms can save this time by prepping some food for each week that the kids can easily grab on their own when they need a snack. This is a great way to save time and money and also keep everyone full and satisfied.

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Udi’s Gluten Free Pizza at Walmart #gfwalmart

Disclosure: This post was brought to you by, Walmart, amp, and Sverve. All thoughts ideas and personal images are my own

We have a special Valentines tradition at our house that we have kept going for over 15 years now. Our local pizzeria offers heart shaped pepperoni pizzas on the 13th and 14th every February. Now, pizza is my weakness, I always tell everyone that I could eat it for the rest of my life and never get tired of it. On the other hand I have noticed recently that my youngest child has had some tummy pains and discomfort when he eats gluten. We decided to cut out gluten from his diet a few months ago and had notice a huge turnaround. The next challenge was to find gluten free products that DON’T taste like they are gluten free. I remember only a few short years back when there was a very small line of gluten free product and they were not very appealing to the eye or taste bud but they have come a LONG way, you almost can’t even taste the difference.


I was so please to go to that gluten free Walmart event a few weeks back and discover even more amazing products that I had yet to learn were on the market. While I was there, I talked to the samplers and learned a lot, I was also able to give many of the products a personal taste test! I am glad companies are understanding that gluten sensitivity is a real thing and that they are working hard to make lives better for many people and for companies like Walmart who work hard to offer their shoppers a HUGE selection of gluten free products at a great price that makes it manageable to buy.

This year while at the Walmart event I found a very generous personal sized gluten free pepperoni pizza from Udi’s. My biggest fear was making my son feel different or left out not being able to have pizza with the rest of the family, so I will be making him his very own heart shaped Valentine pizza, with a side of NO upset tummy!


 To make your own heart shaped pizza is very simple. Let the pizza defrost for about 15 mins before you try to cut it, then cut a piece of parchment paper into a heart shape. Place the paper on top of the pizza trace around with a sharp knife and bake as usual!!!


Woohoo, now you have a festive, gluten free pizza that any kid (or adult) will LOVE!



Happy Valentines Day!

To learn more about the gluten free products that Walmart has to offer, visit their specialty gluten free page for more information on products, brands, recipes and coupons.

You can also go directly to this Udi’s Link and get a coupon for $1 off!!!

Want to receive delicious gluten free recipes? TEXT - GFWALMART to 44844

Disclosure: This post was brought to you by, Walmart, amp, and Sverve. All thoughts ideas and personal images are my own


NEW Coupons 2/10

$0.50 off one (1) Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm
$3.00 off Your Purchase of A Mouse Tale
$5.00 off 3-in-1 Musical Activity Gym
$5.00 off 3-in-1 Bounce, Stride & Ride Elephant
$5.00 off Fisher Price Poppity-Pop™ Musical Dino
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$1.00 off ONE Tide Detergent 40oz or larger
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$1.00 off 1lb. of JENNIE-O Deli Turkey Breast

FREE Frozen Yogurt at MenchieTODAY!!!! 2/6


Nothing is better than FREE!!!! If you are out and about today, stop by your nearest Menchie because they are celebrating National Frozen Yogurt Day with a FREE 4 oz frozen yogurt TODAY from 4-8 pm at participating locations (2/6).

Find locations here.

Thanks, Queen Bee Coupons!

Stained Glass Heart Cookies



1 1/2 cups butter, softened

2 cups white sugar

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

5 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups butter, softened

2 cups white sugar

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

5 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup crushed jolly ranchers




Roll out dough as you would for regular cookies. Cut out one large size heart and then cut out a smaller size heart in the center. Bake the cookies at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Bake the cookies for half of the time and then add the crushed jolly ranchers to the center making sure to cover all the space in the middle. Bake for the rest of time and let cool for several minutes to allow for the candy center to harden again. Peel the cookie off of the wax paper and enjoy!


10 Safeway Money Saving Tips You Probably Didn’t Know #Safeway

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Here are just a few tips, secrets and tricks I have learned to save you EXTRA money at Safeway!!!

Many of these tips are learned through trial and asking. You may be very surprised at how much you can save just by letting them work for you. Please don’t feel guilty, shy or embarrassed to ask for some of these services. They are all included in the “service” part of service deli, service bakery and service meat department!


  • Friday is the best day to look for marked down items – Many times they don’t have an order person on the weekends so they do all their marking down for the entire weekend ahead on Fridays.
  • The meat department will give you FREE seasoning (liquid or dry) for any meat purchase in the whole section. They amount they give (at least at my store) is extremely generous, worth at least $3-$4 if you were to buy them in the seasoning isle.
  • The Bakery will run your French bread (or any other whole bread) through the slicer for you.
  • The deli will slice your blocked cheese for FREE – this will save you lots of money compared to the deli counter slices cheese or even the pre-sliced cheeses in the hanging deli isle.
  • The Meat counter will cut/grind and wrap your meat for you.  I have bought very large pieces of beef roast and had the meat counter cut it in half for me to make a roast one night and grind the other half for an extra lean hamburger. This can make for very cheap hamburger if you can catch the roast for around $2 a pound, that sure beats $3.99 a pound for a mix of hamburger scraps.
  • Look for the produce monthly coupon book. The don’t usually have a lot of coupons, maybe 3-4 but they have been known to have FREE product coupons or high value coupons to make salads and other items super cheap or FREE if you combine them with a doubler.
  • Sign up for J4U and they will give you approx. 4-5 FREE items monthly to add to your card. These are FREE and CLEAR no purchase needed coupons. I have had them be as small a yogurt up to as big as a full size bottle of Tide detergent.
  • Check your “Special Offers” section on your J4U and look for “get xx of you gas when you spend xx amount”  My sister and I have both had this offer on our phones at the same time and they are random at what offer you will get. Mine was save $.30 per gallon when you spend $90 in a single transaction, hers was save $.40 when you spend $120. I have learned through trial and error that you can earn multiple discounts….. BUT you can not get them back to back. You need to wait 24hrs before you can earn and additional bonus gas credit.
  • At 8pm is when the mark down the Chinese food in the deli section. My husband and I will plan our evening around this at times…. it gives us a good goal to get the little kids to bed and then watch a movie and have cheap Chinese food.
  • I will just through this out there…. although this may not come as a shock to many BUT Safeway has doublers. I still come across people that do not know what a doubler is or how to use it. Every week Safeway had a small rectangular coupon on the bottom inner page of their ad. This doubler allows you to double (4) coupons up to $.50 each (as long as the coupon does not say “do not double” This small little coupon has allowed me to save a lot and help build a storage.

Good Luck, and please share your Safeway tips, tricks and money saving ideas!!



FREE Fun Valentine Craft Book! #Valentinecrafts

Free eBook: Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids:

Enjoy 9 Valentine’s Day Ideas You’ll Love! Book features 18 pages of our favorite homemade cards, DIY decorations, special handmade gifts and the AllFreeKidsCrafts eNewsletter for FREE! 

In the latest eBook from AllFreeKidsCrafts, we have included tons of fun kids’ craft ideas for showing friends and family how much you care. Each Valentine’s Day craft tutorial in this free eBook comes with detailed instructions and pictures for easy crafts like our Adoring 3D Heart Garland (page 5), Candle Holder Heart Trio (page 9), Charm-ing Conversation Heart Necklaces (page 10), and Pom Pom Valentine Monsters (page 13).

My Unexpected Emotional Morning

This was a morning I was looking forward to for the last 4 years……

I remember 4 years ago in Spring, I was huge and pregnant. I was dropping my youngest child at that time off on his last day of preschool. I remember telling the teacher, I better live this morning up because it will be my last “free” morning for the next 4 years. Well this morning was the morning I had been waiting for. My 6th and last child started preschool at the start of the year and all the stars lined up that I was going to be completely alone this morning. All colds were gone and everyone was feeling better, so everyone went to school finally, even my older son, who broke his leg 2 weeks ago mustard up enough strength to go back this week. My husband, daughter, and son in law were at work…… so completely alone. Now don’t get me wrong…. I LOVE my husband and kids and enjoy spending time with them…… but I am sure most of you get it!!!!

I had my whole morning planned out, I was going to get the dishes and laundry going while I went to the gym, pick up food for dinner and get some work done… it was going to be great and super productive….. that was until I pulled up to the driveway……

As I drive up and put the car in park, I took a moment to take a deep breath of relief but to my surprise, I realized that was a 2 year long pent up sigh. At that moment I couldn’t help but focus on the rain pitter pattering on the moon roof and think of my Grandmother. She LOVED the rain so much….. so much that she enjoyed listening to rain and thunder CD’s on her boombox. My grandmother passed away a year and a half ago. She was like a second mother to me, as my mother and I lived with her so she could watch me while my mother was at work. The sound of the rain brings back floods of memories to me…… the drives up to Crown Point on a stormy day, our packed lunches by the Sandy river to watch the ducks, and even getting cozy in my little cabin to watch tv, read teen magazines, and of course chips and soda as a pre-teen, all provided by her so I could appreciate the coziness in life. I soon realize…. if it were 4 years ago and I had free time like I did today, the first thing I would have done was call my grandmother and just talk for an hour or so.

So here I sit, in my driveway, listening to the rain…… realizing maybe for the first time in my crazy busy life… that things have changed. In that sad realization, I bury my head in Farm Heros, trying to distract myself,  as the tears well up and stream down my face. I miss you and Love you so much!!!!

love you




HOT Pull-Ups Coupon – $3 off Coupon Just for Sharing

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I have put myself through years of potty training, I have 6 kids and my last one is going through the final stretch of potty training.  Many would say that would make me an expert, but to much surprise, I am just as clueless at some issues as if it were my first. I have quickly learned that each child is unique and learns at a different pace and no matter how ready YOU are they may not be. I have had some of my kids just get it right away, with really no encouragement and I have had a few that were late bloomers, I have also had a few that struggled with night training well beyond after they had day training accomplished.  

I have learned though through all my years the Pull-Ups® really do give your child, that little step towards independence and help them feel like a big boy or girl. Pull-Ups® will make you child excited and proud to be taking that step out of diapers and towards underpants. 

Use this link  from the Pull-Ups® Big Kid Academy to download your coupon to purchase Pull-Ups® training pants and share the link with all your friend for an additional for a total of $3 off you package! While you are at the Pull-Ups® Big Kid Academy site you can browse around for great tips, trick and ideas for potty training your little one. You will find stories like; “What if your child refuses to use the potty” or ” Continuing the routine through the holidays”. They even have a Pull-Ups® Time to Potty App for that, yep, an app to help you and your child succeed. It is a great tool that motivates, educates and rewards potty training behavior, helping moms and toddlers develop consistent routines. There are over 35 stories and educational reads on the site,


that you will surely find something that will help you when you are at a loss or have questions….. even for the most seasoned trainers, like me!



Pull-Ups® stretchy sides teach toddlers how to take them off and put them back on all by themselves, and easy-open sides make it easy for parents to clean up when an accident does accrue. Pull-Ups® makes sure to keep up with the fun and desired characters, to that you kids are excited to wear and show off their pull ups. Pull-Ups® training pants come in three sizes: 2T–3T (18- 34 lbs.); 3T–4T (32–40 lbs.) and 4T–5T (38+ lbs.)

Potty Training is quite the chore, but with knowledge, education and support, we can get through this easy breezy. You know what they say…. ” It takes a village to raise a child!” Do you part and help fellow marathon potty training parents like you , and

share this $3 off Huggies Pull Up coupon before it’s gone!!!  Pull-Ups-Coupon-Image-1

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