Tuesday, September 29, 2015

National Coffee Day Freebies!

It's National Coffee Day and that means all kinds of coffee freebies, coupons and deals! Check out this list, thanks to Surviving The Stores.

Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. – $1 Hot 12 oz Coffee During the Month of September

Dunkin’ Donuts – FREE medium Hot or Iced Dark Roast coffee on 9/29

Flying J Coupon – Free 16 oz Coffee or Cappuccino on 9/29

Lamar’s Donuts – FREE 12 oz Cup of Coffee & Coffee Mug on 9/29

Pilot Travel Centers Coupon – Free 16 oz Coffee or Cappuccino on 9/29

Previous Years’ Deals:

7-Eleven – Buy 1 Medium Coffee, Get a Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll Free Mobile Coupon (exp. 9/29)

A Plus at Sunoco Coupon – Free 16 oz Coffee Through 9/30

Biggby Coffee Coupon – Buy 1 Get 1 Free or $1 Off any Grande/Super Specialty Beverge thru 9/30

Caribou Coffee – Free Coffee Samples All Day on 9/29

Cross Country Cafe – $30 Off All Keurig K145 Brewers + free shipping + 12 bonus K-cups + enter to win free K-cups for a year thru 9/30 with coupon code (be sure to check out their K-cup closeout sale too!)

Einstein Bros Bagels Coupon – Buy 1 Coffee Drink Get 1 Free Through 9/29

Holiday StationStores Coupon – 69¢ Hot Coffee or Cappuccino thru 10/12

Kwik Star Coupon – FREE 12 oz. Karuba Coffee on 9/29 Only

Kwik Trip Coupon – FREE 12 oz. Karuba Coffee on 9/29 Only

Kangaroo Express – 1¢ Bean Street Coffee on 9/29

Kum & Go – 55¢ Coffee Every Tuesday in September (their Coffee Day deal lands on Tuesday, 9/30)

Krispy Kreme – FREE Cup of Regular or Decaf Coffee or $1 Mocha, Latte, or Iced Coffee on 9/29

McDonald’s – FREE Small Coffee During Breakfast Hours thru 9/29

Noah’s Bagels Coupons – Buy 1 Coffee Drink Get 1 Free 9/27 – 9/29

Peet’s Coffee & Tea – Buy 1 Coffee Get 1 Free on 9/29

QuikTrip – Any Size Self Serve Coffee Free on 9/29

Starbucks Stores – Free Shipping on Orders of $30+ for online orders thru 9/29. Get 20% off any packaged coffee or merchandise in-store for My Starbucks Rewards Members. (you can also get $25 off $100 online purchases with code RMN25SEPT)

Tedeschi Food Shops Coupon – Free Coffee on Friday, 9/26 only (hoping they’ll put out another offer after that)

The Egg & I – Reintroducing Pumpkin Spice Coffe for National Coffee Day (no discount though)

Tim Horton’s – $1 Medium Dark Roast Coffee all week thru 9/29

Wawa Coupon – Free Cup of Coffee on 9/29

IKEA – Free Coffee every day when you join loyalty program (this is not specific to National Coffee Day, but it’s still free coffee

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

30 Not-So-Scary Halloween Movies

With the Halloween season fast approaching, like many people, you may be planning to celebrate with some snack-filled movie nights. Only thing is, you're looking for something a little more fun than frightening. You have children to consider when making your selection, or perhaps you just aren't big on scares and prefer something a bit more safe. Well, look no further! This list of not-so-scary Halloween movies are sure to fit the bill! While it still may be wise to research language or level of intensity for small children, for the most part you can trust that these movies won't have you up all night wondering what's lurking in the shadows.

01. It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
02. Mad Monster Party
03. Garfield's Halloween Adventure
04. The Addams Family
05. Halloweentown
06. Hotel Transylvania
07. Hocus Pocus
08. Scary Godmother: Halloween Spectacular
09. Ghostbusters
10. Beetlejuice
11. Casper
12. The Corpse Bride
13. Young Frankenstein
14. Scooby-Doo
15. Igor
16. Monster House
17. The Nightmare Before Christmas
18. ParaNorman
19. The Monster Squad
20. The Worst Witch
21. The Haunted Mansion
22. Frankenweenie
23. Coraline
24. The Witches
25. Bugs Bunny's Howl-Oween Special
26. The Halloween Tree
27. The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad
28. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
29. Alvin & The Chipmunks Meet The Wolfman
30. When Good Ghouls Go Bad

Are there any good ones that we missed? Feel free to comment with your own suggestions!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Fall & Halloween Decor at the Dollar Tree

If you haven't noticed, we're smack dab in the middle of the summer season, but while some are taking note of all the back to school supplies making its way onto the shelf, some of us holiday fruit cakes are all about Christmas in July. In fact, every year one of the things I look forward to most is watching Christmas In July on QVC (airing July 17-19) and the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament launch (which took place this past weekend). At the same time, we are also starting to see a bit of Fall and Halloween merchandise making its way to the shelves of select stores.

One such store that is getting a jump start is the Dollar Tree. Now anyone who knows me understands that I am all about a bargain and the Dollar Tree is one of the best places to pick up holiday decor on a budget. Every season I look forward to seeing what new goodies they'll put out, and so far, so good this season! I saw quite a few of these items in my local stores this weekend and was especially impressed with their selection of fall floral. Some very nice, high quality pieces for making arrangements on the cheap.

While I'm not quite ready to do any serious Fall decorating quite yet, I couldn't help but pick up this little white ceramic pumpkin for my desk. I really love a variety of pumpkin colors, so I thought the whole set was pretty nice and I plan to get a couple more next time I stop in. The little country burlap style pumpkins are very cute as well!

I am also looking forward to checking out the new Tombstone Corners village pieces, which they previewed in their latest catalog. It's a great way to stock up on village accessories for a fraction of the cost of other village sets. Not to mention, they are great for other craft projects.

Here are a few other items available, which are all cute. I especially like the hangers with the burlap and the pinwheels for the yard. You can find more information on these items here.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Happy LEON Day!

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Strawberry Poke Cake Recipe

As promised, here is the easy peasy recipe for the Strawberry Poke Cake I made on Easter. Also known as Refrigerator Cake, this type of baking method is perfect for those Spring and Summer get-togethers. It tastes cool, fresh and moist, but this version also tastes very similar to strawberry shortcake, but with less fuss. Some people make it with white cake, but I prefer using strawberry to bring out the flavor all the more. Give this version a try to use any cake/gelatin combo that suits your taste!



1 Box Strawberry Cake Mix
1 cup Boiling Water
1 pkg. (3 oz) Strawberry Jello
1/2 cup Cold Water
1 tub (8 oz) Whipped Topping, thawed
1 pint Fresh or Frozen Strawberries


Bake cake as directed on package in 13x9 inch pan. Cool cake in pan 15 min. Pierce cake with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals.

Add boiling water to gelatin mix in small bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water; pour over cake. Refrigerate 3 hours.

Frost cake with whipped topping and top with fresh strawberries.