4 Tips To Help You Enjoy The Morning

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Tips to help you enjoy your morning

4 Tips To Help You Enjoy The Morning

Mornings can be tough.  We have a LOT to do in a small amount of time, and if your morning starts off bad…well, your day doesn’t always go that great either.  So, here are some tips to help you enjoy your mornings again!  Start your day on the right foot and have a better day all day long :)

1. Try to prep as much as much as you can the night before

  • Make lunches, get the coffee ready, get your clothes out, have the kids shower before bed instead of the morning, etc.

2. Get up a few minutes before you actually HAVE too

  • I know you would much rather spend those few minutes in bed, but getting up a few minutes early will help you avoid that “rushed” feeling in the morning

3. Drink a glass of water BEFORE your cup of coffee

  • Not only does your body need it (your body is made up of 60% water!) but drinking water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach purifies the body’s internal system, which makes the body more able to absorb nutrients from food.

4. Have a good breakfast

  • Speaking of nutrients from food….you have to make sure you are having BREAKFAST! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  For your body to function, you need to feed it.  And feed it with the right foods.

Tips to help you enjoy your morning

One of my favorite breakfasts is my homemade yogurt parfait! It’s so easy to make!  You just need Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Grain Cereal, fresh fruit, and your favorite yogurt.

Tipe to enjoy you enjoy your morning

Just mix all your ingredients together and enjoy. I love the crunch that the Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Grain Cereal adds to it. I also love that Honey Bunches of Whole Grain is packed with 2/3 of my day’s Whole Grain (33 grams), 4 grams of fiber, and nutrients such as iron and folic acid. So, not only am I starting my day of delicious…but nutritious!

Tips to help you enjoy your morning

Have you seen Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Grain in stores yet? It actually is available in two delicious varieties, Honey Crunch and Vanilla Bunches. Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Grain is a perfect addition to your Heart Healthy diet.

Tips to enjoy your morning

Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Grain Honey Crunch and Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Grain Vanilla Bunches feature the crispy whole grain flakes and distinct crunchy granola clusters. The Honey Crunch variety has a touch of honey for sweetness, while the Vanilla Bunches features the dreamy taste of real vanilla.  I think you will have a hard time picking a favorite :)

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Cents of Style – BOGO Scarves + FREE Shipping!

Cents of Style Fashion Friday Deal

Cents of Style – BOGO Scarves + FREE Shipping!

This week for Fashion Friday, Cents of Style is celebrating transitional accessory pieces. You can buy 1 beautiful, colorful Spring scarf for $11.95 and you will be offered a cozy, black, cable knit, infinity scarf for FREE at checkout. Plus, Cents of Style always offers FREE SHIPPING.  And you all know how I love a FREE shipping deal :)

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There are about 15 different color/styles to choose from in the Spring scarf. Then when you go to check out, a pop-up will allow you to add 1 black cable knit infinity scarf for FREE. This is limit one per customer order and they will only ship one free scarf with each order. If you want to get more than one, just place multiply orders. If for some reason you are not offered the free scarf pop-up, they will make sure that each Fashion Friday order receives their free scarf. That means you are getting TWO scarves for $11.95, or under $6 each piece SHIPPED!

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CVS Deals Starting 2-1-15 (Free or Almost Free)

CVS Deals

CVS Deals Starting 2-1-15 (Free or Almost Free)

Here are the best CVS deals I see for the ad that starts Sunday, 2-1. Hopefully you will find something you need.

Make sure you have your coupons with you before you head to the store. There are a TON of ECB deals that involve buying a variety of products, so there are lots of ways to save if you use those products, so I suggest checking out the full ad before you head to the store.

Check out the full CVS ad

CLICK TO CONTINUE to see all the deals!

Colgate Total Advanced 4-4.2 oz – $3.00
$0.75/1 Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste, exp. Varies
-$2.50/1 CVS Coupon (printing for everyone)
Total = $.25 MONEY MAKER

Kleenex Facial Tissues with Lotion 70-ct, $0.99 each (sale price)
$1/2 Kleenex Products CVS store coupon
$1/3 Kleenex Ultra Soft or Lotion Facial Tissue, any THREE (3) boxes (50 count or larger) or ONE (1) Bundle Pack coupon (must share)
Total = as low as $0.32 each wyb 3

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Walgreens Deals Starting 2-1-15 (Free or Almost Free)

Walgreens Deals

Walgreens Deals Starting 2-1-15 (Free or Almost Free)

Here are the best deals I see at Walgreens for the week. These start Sunday, 2-1. Hopefully you will see a few things you need :)

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Note – I have converted the BR points into $ savings. Keep this in mind as you’re reading through the deals!

Make sure you CLICK TO CONTINUE to see all the deals!

Get $10 RR wyb Docusol Plus Mini Enema, 5pk – $10.00
Total = FREE

Get $10 RR wyb Culturelle Digestive Health Probiotic Chewables, 24ct – $10.00
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Revolution Foods Coupon #RealFoodForAll

Revolution Foods Coupon

Revolution Foods Coupon #RealFoodForAll

I have a high value coupon for Revolution Foods for you guys! I know I can’t be the only one out there that appreciates a little help in the morning getting lunches ready…or having snacks packed instead of going through the fast food lane. Oh, and I do like being able to read and understand the ingredients in the food I give my kids. I know that sometimes convenience trumps nutrition. Until now.

Revolution Foods makes ready-to-eat Kits. They are a new and convenient way for families to eat meals that taste good and are made with high-quality ingredients and no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives – whether it’s at home, school or on-the-go. No ARTIFICIAL anything!  I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to review these meals with my family…and I am even more excited that I have a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE coupon to share with you guys!

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Where do you find Revolution Foods?

Walmart and other food retailers. Check HERE for a store near you.

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Where in the store are they located?

Revolution Foods Kits can be found in the refrigerated deli meat section at retailers, nationwide and are the first high-quality, convenient meal of its kind.

What types of meal options are there?

  • Turkey & Cheddar: oven-roasted turkey raised with no antibiotics and no added nitrities/nitrates; bite-sized slices of real cheddar cheese; crispy honey wheat crackers; strawberry naturally-flavored fruit snack – this one is my son’s favorite at the moment :)
  • Ham & Cheddar: honey ham raised with no antibiotics, and no added nitrites/nitrates; bite-sized slices of real cheddar cheese; crispy honey wheat crackers; wildberry naturally-flavored fruit snack
  • Cheese Pizza: pizza crust made with whole grain; squeezable pizza sauce; shredded real mozzarella cheese; wildberry naturally-flavored fruit snack
  • Popcorn Chicken: antibiotic-free whole grain-breaded white meat popcorn chicken bites; mini pretzel twists; squeezable ketchup; strawberry naturally-flavored fruit snack – this one is my daughter’s favorite at the moment :)

What are in the “kits”?

Besides delicious food, each Kit contains a fun, educational game on the inside (word searches) and a postcard which when filled out and sent to us, gifts the sender a personal note and sheet of fun stickers.

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Who is Revolution Foods?

Revolution Foods, the company founded and run by two moms on a mission that has been igniting a food movement in schools nationwide, brings you Revolution Foods Kits!

Revolution Foods is committed to transforming the way America eats by providing access to great-tasting, high-quality meals for families across America. Since its founding in 2006, it has served 150 million high-quality, kid-designed affordable meals to schools across the country, the majority in the nation’s most underserved communities. Expanding upon its success in schools, Revolution Foods launched a line of high-quality, ready-to-eat lunch Kits, available at over 2,000 retail stores nationwide. Today its 1,400 locally-hired employees share in the Revolution Foods mission by creating and delivering one and a half million freshly prepared meals to students in schools, every week. Based in Oakland, CA, it was three times named one of the fastest growing companies in America’s inner cities by the Inner City 100 List and ranked by Fast Company as #6 (for food) on the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.

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Disclosure; I received coupons to try out these fabulous meal options for my family.  All opinions are 100% my own.

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Free Weekend Activities for February 2015

Family weekend activities for February

Free Weekend Activities for February 2015

If you are looking for some FUN and CHEAP weekend activities to add to your calendar for the month of February, here is a list of some things to do around town! These are either FREE or super cheap…and they are at the stores that we all know and love :)

There are several events at some of our favorite places.

Tampa Bay and Orlando Areas

Tampa Museum of Art – Fun and free art crafts called the “Art Spot” every Saturday from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. – Thanks Janel!


Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1—1:00 – 6:00 p.m.  – A full day of entertainment includes Magic Shows presented by Y.E.S. Entertainment, music with the Acoustic Duo by Cinemark theatre, and Giant Puppets and Balloon artists walking throughout to greet every guest.

Saturday, February 7th – 12 Noon – 5:00 p.m. FREE Valentine’s Arts & Crafts kids’ program on – Children can make cards for loved ones and enjoy activities such as face painting, an obstacle bounce house, arts and crafts and live music.

Saturday, February 14 — 12 Noon – 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 15 — 12:00 Noon – 5:30 p.m. – The Midnight Clogging Express and the Giant Puppets will be entertaining guests all weekend.

Saturday, February 21 — 12 Noon – 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 22 — 12:00 Noon – 6:00 p.m. – Artegon’s resident juggler Cool Hands Luke performs both days, as well as Street Breakz and Street Beatz will be performing throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Saturday, February 28 — 12:00 Noon – 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, March 1 —1:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Acoustic Duo, Fred and Danielle perform in the Great Hall of Artegon Marketplace.

Here are the activities that you will find everywhere :)

Lowe’s – All events are recommended for ages 5 and up

Saturday February 14th– 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Celebrate Valentine’s Day by making a Sweetheart Picture Holder

*Note – you have to register on-line for the FREE Lowe’s Kids Clinics now

Lakeshore – all events are FREE

Saturday February 7th 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The kids will make Valentine’s from the Heart Coupons

Saturday February 14th– 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Get ready for President’s Day by making a Uncle Sam’s U.S. Mask

Saturday February 21st – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Kids will have fun this weekend making a Lion Hand Puppet

Saturday February 28th– 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Come in Celebrate Dr. Seuss my making a Hats Off Penicil Holder

Home Depot

Saturday, February 7th – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Come learn how to build a heart box in time for Valentine’s Day
*All kid get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

Michael’s – It looks like Michael’s did some changes to their Kids Corner. The crafts are $2 per child and it reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:30AM – 11:30AM. You also have to log in and create an account to see each activity.

Now, remember one of the biggest expenses that are incurred while we are “out and about” are eating expenses. So, if you are going to eat out – try to plan on eating out for lunch. Lunch menus are always cheaper than dinner menus.

I also recommend checking out Restaurant.com before you leave the house – this is an easy way to save a bundle at some of your local restaurants.

Make sure you pack snacks – you and the kids! I always have a Fiber One or Kashi Bar in my truck for me and a few goodies in my purse for the kiddos.

Most importantly…HAVE FUN!

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