Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Feeling lucky?

The Busy Woman's Guide to Surviving Motherhood is giving away two 60ML Bottles of Oil or Balsamic of their choice from Devo Olive Oil Co.  Ends June 30 at 11:59 PST.

Dear Crissy is giving away a KitchenAid Stand Mixer! Ends June 30. Open WW. Also, a set of ZOKU Pop Makers! Ends June 26. Open WW.

Henderson Properties is giving away a $200 Amazon gift card! Ends July 10.

777 Dragon Casino is giving away an Apple iPod Touch. Ends July 15. 

Heck of a Bunch is giving away a cookie arrangement from Clever Cookie. Two winners. Ends June 27. Also, yummy baked goods from FantasiCakes. Three winners. Ends July 3. Also, a baker's basket full of treats from Baconery. Mmmm. Ends July 4. 

My Four Monkeys is giving away a $25 gift card from Subway. Ends July 2. Also, a Fiber One Chewy Bars Prize Pack from Fiber One.

Two of a Kind Working on a Full House is giving away a Kindle Fire and an outfit from 2 Crystal Chicks. Ends July 23.

Coupon Community is a great place to find deals and of course coupons! They host awesome giveaways too. Check them out! They are giving away a $250 Amazon gift card. Ends July 19 at midnight. Also, a  Coupon Community also reviews coupon sites. Go here to read the review on Coupon Suzy along with a giveaway for a $50 gift card to Walmart.

Mod Parent is giving away a KitchenAid 5 Quart Artisan Mixer in color of choice! Ends July 30.

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Thank you Pinterest: No shucking required microwave corn on the cob (SILK FREE!)

Someone pinned this super cute video of Ken cooking corn in the microwave. What's so special about that you say? He doesn't shuck it before cooking it and then before your very eyes pops it out of the husk. Wait for it.....................SILK FREE! No lie.

First let me say that Ken is so stinkin' cute. I want him as my grandpa, :) Okay, back to the corn. I've done this process a few times and have a couple pointers for you.

1. Basically you microwave an ear of corn for 3-4 minutes. No need to wash or husk the ears. I did remove the brown silk on the end a little as my first batch kind of made a mess in my microwave.
2. Remove from microwave immediately when done cooking. CORN WILL BE HOT! If you wait for it to cool the ear doesn't slip out of the husk as well. Lesson learned from experience.
3. Cut stem end of corn. Make sure you remove enough or, again, it won't easily slip out of the husk. I remove about an inch of actual cob. Don't count the stem as part of your inch. Just the cob. I felt like I was wasting quite a bit, but if you want this trick to work this is a must.
4. Squeeze the uncut end and TA DA the corn will just slip right out of the husk. You might get a stray piece of silk, but this is amazingly handy for doing small batches of corn. I cooked four at a time no problem.
Note: I read somewhere to cook four ears for roughly 10 minutes. So I tried that and it worked great. Half way through I flipped them.
Look at all that silk still in there. This means it's not on your corn!

Wanted to show you the results. There were three stray pieces of silk.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Feeling lucky?

Are you a lucky duck!?

 is giving away two coupons for Farm Rich products. Mmm. Ends June 20. US only.
The Busy Woman's Guide to Surviving Motherhood is giving away a selection of organic chocolate from MOO Chocolates.
The Adventures of J-Man and MillerBug is giving away a Danze Sonora Trim Line Widespread Lavatory Faucet. Ends July 3. Also, a $25 gift card to Buy Green. Ends July 5. Also, seven pairs of earrings from Goddess of Jewelry. Ends June 30. Also, a $100 Amazon gift card!! Ends June 18 so hurry.
Mrs. Nepsy's World is giving away a quart of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Organic Coconut Oil. Ends June 21. US only. Also, a package of Potty Covers. Ends June 21. US only. Also, 2 coupons for Farm Rich products. Ends June 21. US only. Also, a "No one will ever know.." sign from the Cottage Shoppe. Ends June 21.

Giveaway Scoop is an all in one giveaway place you NEED to check out.  Read a hilarious, insightful and amazingly true article by the co-founder of Giveaway Scoop here. There is also a giveaway for an Apple iPad 3G at the end so pay attention. Giveaway ends Wednesday,  June 20 at 12:01am. This is one article you won't want to skim. I was nodding along and laughing. Great read for review bloggers.

Sandcastleis giving away a Dale & Thomas Father’s Day Four Pack Sampler. Ends June 17.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Burt's Bees Summer Outlet Sale!

Hurry and visit the Burt's Bees Outlet as they are having their Summer Outlet Sale! I heart Burt's Bees. I feel like they are high quality products that I feel safe putting on my whole family. The best deal I found was for the $1 Lip Shimmers! Shipping is $5 for orders less than $25. FREE shipping on orders that exceed $49. Use promo code SPRING12 to receive $5 off a $25 order. Also to sweeten this deal use ShopAtHome  to get %2.5 cash back. I am in no way affiliated with Burt's Bees....just love their stuff. :)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Feeling lucky?

No whammies no whammies!

Tablet Time New iPad or $540 Cash Enter here to win a new iPad with cover or $540 PayPal cash. Ends June 15.

Emily's Latestis giving away a quart of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. Ends June 12. Open to US and CAN.

Michigal is giving away a jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. Ends June 10. Open to US and CAN.

Caked Vintage is giving away Gold Filled Peruvian Pink Opal Flower Gemstone Earrings. Ends June 13. Open WW. My fave are the Gemstone Hoop Earrings in Moss :)

lifeinthelostworld.comis giving away a set of gourmet salts from The Spice Lab. Ends June 26.

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The Adventures of Paul and Natalie is giving away a $10 Little Caesars gift card. Ends June 21.

Bella Savvy is giving away a Black & Decker Cordless Lithium Hedge Trimmer. Ends July 1. Also, a Nogent Expert Paring Knife. Ends July 1.

is giving away a Colgate Organic Mattress Pad. Ends June 17. Also, a Peloponnese gift set. Ends June 17.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Coupons! Get your coupons!

The latest and greatest!

 Sweet Baby Ray's
 $0.75/1 here Facebook offer.

Hidden Valley Ranch Italian Vinaigrette Dressing
$1.50/1 here. Facebook offer.

Tyson® Grilled & Ready® frozen product
$1.10/1 here.

Sierra Mist
$1/1 here. Facebook offer. Play Spin and Win.

Post Grape Nuts
$1/1 here. Facebook offer.

Pizza Hut Buffet
Save $0.99 on Pizza Hut Lunch Buffet here. Expires June 29.

Always Feminine Products
$2 off Always Infinity or $1.50 off Always Pantiliners here. May be requested by mail. Facebook offer.

Cottonelle Toilet Paper + Flushable Wipes
$1.50 off when you buy both here. Sign up required.

15% off your purchase here. Or use promo code PICNIC15 at check out. Expires June 13. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

SUPER CHEAP Pull Ups at Walmart!

Lookie lookie what I got for only $22.91!! These are ringing up for only $8.97 at select Walmart stores. Note: they will not be marked this price. At my store the sign said $24.94. Pair this with the coupon for $2/1 in the 5/20 SmartSource insert or here and you have an AWESOME deal. I don't usually shop Walmart all that often. I won't get into that. I saw this deal floating around the web and thought I'd check to see if any of my local stores carried these special boxes of Pull Ups. Well, sure enough. One of Appleton stores about 15 min away did. Now I did a quick internal argument to see if it was worth risking a trip all the way there to find out they were really out of stock or not even ringing up for this price. Well, I was a little bored so wasting gas won. Glad it did! Thanks for the heads up Hip2Save!

*I price checked these in the baby department at one of those price checkers and it said to ask an associate. She checked on her hand held checker and did a double take. Yup. $8.97. She said "That can't be right." So I grabbed 3 and got my behind outta there. :)
*They have to be the Pull Ups with the Potty Timer. They are promotional.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Victoria's Secret Bombshell fragrance sample.

Head on over to Victoria's Secret and have a certified specialist fit you for a bra. Just for doing so you'll receive  a Bombshell Deluxe fragrance sample. This event expires June 3, 2012. Find your store here.