Free Carvel Ice Cream

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

On April 30, 2015 Carvel is offering a free junior soft serve ice cream cone to customers. To find out more information, click here.

Mother's Day Gifts with Shabby Apple

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Are you looking for a great Mother's Day gift? Shabby Apple offers a great product line of dresses, skirts, shirts, sweaters and accessories for an amazing Mother's Day gift. Shabby Apple is offering an additional 15% off on accessories for my readers, if you use the promo code, accessories15off (expires 5/11/2015). Here are some great accessories:

Niscemi Earrings Niscemi Earrings
Shop for sophisticated blue earrings with delicate filigree design perfect for summer online at Shabby Apple! Find vintage & retro-style modest clothing & accessories for women in a variety of colors, fabrics & types at www.shabbyapple.com.




















Mediterranian Cuff Mediterranian Cuff
Shop for sophisticated brass cuff bracelets with cut-out detail and green enamel online at Shabby Apple! Find vintage & retro-style modest clothing & accessories for women in a variety of colors, fabrics & types at www.shabbyapple.com.



Celtic Knot Bracelet Blue Celtic Knot Bracelet Blue
Shop for fun, bright bracelets and other jewelry for summer online at Shabby Apple. Find vintage and retro style modest clothing for women in a variety of colors and styles online at www.shabbyapple.com



Verde Bracelet Verde Bracelet
Shop for beautiful bright colored green bracelets and other classic spring jewelry and accessories online at Shabby Apple! Find vintage and retro style modest clothing at www.shabbyapple.com



Tahiti Sunrise Earrings Tahiti Sunrise Earrings
Shop for beautiful colorful statement disc earrings and other cute jewelry and accessories online at Shabby Apple. Find vintage and retro style clothing for women in a variety of colors and fabrics at www.shabbyapple.com!



Isla Earrings Blue Isla Earrings Blue
Shop for light blue bohemian statement drop earrings and other cute jewelry online at Shabby Apple. Find retro and vintage style accessories and modest clothing for women in a variety of styles and sizes at www.shabbyapple.com!



Alexa Bag Pink Alexa Bag Pink
Shop for bright pink colored shoulder handbags online at Shabby Apple. Find vintage and retro style jewelry and accessories for women in all colors and styles!



Sacchero Cuff Bracelet Coral Sacchero Cuff Bracelet Coral
Shop for sophisticated bracelets with delicate filigree details in coral colors online at Shabby Apple! Find vintage & retro-style modest clothing & accessories for women in a variety of colors, fabrics & types at www.shabbyapple.com.



Midnight Floral Cuff Midnight Floral Cuff
Shop for sophisticated black leather cuffs with laser cut floral metal online at Shabby Apple! Find vintage & retro-style modest clothing & accessories for women in a variety of colors, fabrics & types at www.shabbyapple.com.



Bohemian Cuff Bohemian Cuff
Shop for sophisticated coral and gold bohemian-style cuff bracelets perfect for summer online at Shabby Apple! Find vintage & retro-style modest clothing & accessories for women in a variety of colors, fabrics & types at www.shabbyapple.com



Dalby Bag Dalby Bag
Shop for cute handbags in bright spring colors online at Shabby Apple. Find vintage and retro inspired modest clothing, accessories, and jewelry for women in a variety of styles and colors at www.shabbyapple.com



Black Clover Earrings Black Clover Earrings
Shop for unique gold stud earrings with crystal gems and black enamel and other sophisticated jewelry and accessories online at Shabby Apple. Find vintage and retro inspired modest clothing for women in a variety of styles at www.shabbyapple.com

Things to Do in Boise: Sycamore Park

Monday, April 27, 2015

My son and I went to Sycamore Park in Boise located at 12275 W Braddock Dr. The park features green fields, a pavilion and a playground. The playground has an area for 2-5 years and 5-12 years. The playground for the younger age group has three slides and steering type wheels for the kids to spin. The playground area for older kids has a rope bridge and lots of climbing features. The playground also has swings. The playground surface is wood chips. There isn't a lot of shade at the park. There are young trees that could potentially provide a lot of shade. If you bring your kids, be sure to put on sun block! Also, there's a school next to the park so traffic could be congested in the morning and afternoon when schools about to start and ends. Overall, Sycamore Park is a quaint park with fun playground equipment.

Free VertsKebap

Friday, April 24, 2015

When we lived in Austin, we loved VertsKebaps. They reminded my husband of the Kebaps he used to have on his two year church mission in France. VertsKebaps was a family favorite. We've tried to ask them to add a restaurant in Boise, but they're still trying to expand in Texas. If you are in the Houston area, VertsKebap is opening a new store at 14555 Memorial Drive Houston TX and they are giving away on FREE FULL size entree per guest from 11 am to 8 pm on Saturday April 25. To find out more information, click here.


Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, April 24, 2015

Today only you can download a coupon for a free Lindt Lindor Stick (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliate Stores. Click here for more details.



Free Jamba Juice

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jamba Juice is offering a FREE 12 oz juice or smoothie on April 23rd from 9 am to 11 am. To find out more information, click here.


Things to Do in Boise: Aquarium of Boise

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

On a coldish day, my son and I decided to check out the Aquarium of Boise. The Aquarium of Boise features birds, reptiles and fish. We spent about an hour at the Aquarium and my son loved it. His favorite exhibit was the sting rays. He loved watching the sting rays swim around and splash in the water. The only downside was after a while he swung his leg up and tried to get in. I noticed that another little boy also tried to do the same. The other little boy didn't have a parent around, luckily his older brother stopped him from climbing into the tank. If you go to the Aquarium with children, please stay close and watch them!

There were several volunteers around the aquarium holding lizards that you could ask questions and learn more about the animals. Depending on the lizard, the volunteer would let you touch or feed it.

The Aquarium is a great place to take little ones and allow them to watch the fish and animals. To learn more about the Aquarium of Boise, click here.

* If you are a season pass holder and refer a friend, you can earn three free feedings if they say your first and last name at the time of purchase. To find out more, visit the Aquarium of Boise's Facebook page.

Love Inspired Books Review and Giveaway

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Have you struggled to find clean and wholesome romance books to read? The Love Inspired Books, by Harlequin Publishing, offers wholesome, clean, and fun entertainment for the Christian-faith. Books are released monthly and only have a shelf-life of one month. Thanks to the publisher, one reader may win a set for themselves. Enter below!

This May I received a set of Love Inspired Books to review. I read The Single Dad Finds a Wife and found it to be very clean and wholesome which is hard to find in romance novels. The Single Dad Finds a Wife follows two protagonists, Dr. Spring Darling and David Camden who struggle with their attraction for each other and with opposing ideas about a new development project in Cedar Springs, NC. The story is a fun and relaxing read. 

I am in the middle of a second book, Bachelor to the Rescue, about a single mom who is robbed in the amidst of moving to a new town and is forced to turn to the man who she blames for her husband's death. The author of this book subtly draws you into the plot leaving you to want more.

Other Love Inspired Books on sale from April 21 to May 28 include:
  • A Firefighter's Promise by Patricia Johns: Matt Bailey, a deputy fire chief, plans on leaving town until a widow and her baby, who he saved seven years ago, returns to town...
  • The Bachelor's Baby by Missy Tippens: Jake West's cousin leaves him with her newborn girl. He's forced to seek help from a woman he resents...    
  • Winning the Teacher's Heart by Jean C. Gordon: Becca Norton's surprised when her high school crush returns to town. She starts falling for him again until she learns his true purpose for coming to town...
  • The Rancher Takes a Bride by Brenda Minton: Duke Martin discovered he's a father. As he seeks to make up for lost time, he finds himself getting closer to her mother, his old flame....
These books are available for sale online and in stores. To purchase a book online, click here.


Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.


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Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, April 17, 2015

Today only you can download a coupon for a free Lipton Sparkling Tea (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliate Stores. Click here for more details.

2015 Best of Treasure Valley

Thursday, April 16, 2015

From March 24 to April 21, Treasure Valley Residents can vote for the "best of" Treasure Valley ranging from favorite grocery stores, Chinese restaurants and Favorite Day Trips. The "Best of" list will be published in the Idaho Statesman on June 20th. To put in your votes, click here. I think next year they should consider "best" bloggers...j/k.

Cauliflower Pizza

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

One of my goals is to find 60 recipes that I can rotate throughout the year for family dinners. With 60 rotational recipes, it will be easy to plan what I am making for the week, what to have in my food storage and I can coordinate better what to buy when things are on sale.

We recently tried Cauliflower Pizza, instead of a bread crust it's a cauliflower crust. Surprisingly, the cauliflower crust tastes similar to eggplant pizza (minus the eggplant crust) and makes a more substantial meal than eggplant pizza. The cauliflower pizza seemed to take a good while to make and quite a bit of work. I would give yourself plenty of time to make it! We're going to try it again to see if it's worth adding to our 60 recipe rotation. We thought my son would love it since he loves eggplant pizza, but he didn't care for it. I think it might be because of the toppings that I chose so I am going to try it again. It's healthier then regular pizza. If you're up for new different foods, I would suggest giving it a try. The recipe is found on Eat Local Grown, to find the recipe, click here

Free Cone Day

Monday, April 13, 2015

Ben & Jerry's is offering a free cone day from 12-8 pm on April 14, 2015.  Click here for more details!

Have you heard of Boden?

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Boden is one of my favorite online retailers. Boden is a British Company that makes quality clothing for men, women and children.

I love that Boden's clothing has modest options, quality fabric, classic styling and is fashionable. Their clothing also fits well, which is hard to find. Right now, Boden is offering 15% off everything including sale and clearance items. To check out the sale, click here. And if you are a member of Ebates, you can earn 2.5% back on your purchase from Boden.

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, April 10, 2015

Today only you can download a coupon for a free Tostitos dip-etizers 
(you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliate Stores. Click here for more details.

Things to Do in Boise: Peppermint Park

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I took my son to Peppermint Park located at 11855 W Peppermint Dr in Boise, Idaho. My son enjoyed the park. There was a little school bus to climb on, slides, swings. There was also a scavenger hunt that the kids could do and "music" machines that make sound. My son had a good time playing there.

The only downsides of Peppermint Park are the parking, the rubber tiles, and metal slats on the bigger slides. We went when it was fairly warm outside and the rubber tiles seemed to make the playground feel warmer. I also didn't like that the parking closest to the playground was on the street. We parked further away in the parking lot. My son got tired of walking and I had to carry him. We went on the bigger slides and my son enjoyed it, but there were these metal tubes that you slid on top of as you slid down. It felt a little weird. I overheard some kids saying that the metal tubes made you slide down faster. I am not sure if that's true, but that's the scuttlebutt on the playground.

Overall, I think Peppermint Park has its upsides and downsides. I think it would be more enjoyable on a cooler day. While we were there, I noticed that Peppermint Park had some good size fields and a really nice tennis court.

Grilled Salmon with Avocado

Monday, April 6, 2015

One of my goals is to find 60 recipes that I can rotate throughout the year for family dinners. With 60 rotational recipes, it will be easy to plan what I am making for the week, what to have in my food storage and I can coordinate better what to buy when things are on sale. One of the recipes, I've found is Grilled Salmon with Avocado from the Cookie Rookie. If you like Salmon and Avocados, you should try this recipe. Its very flavorful, fairly easy and tastes great! This recipe has quickly become one of our favorites. To view the recipe, click here.


Carefree VoxBox from Influenster

Monday, April 6, 2015

I received Carefree Liners complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. Carefree Liners easily fit into your purse and are easy to stow away for female emergencies. Carefree Liners are comfortable and reliable for light feminine hygiene needs.

To find out more about Carefree products, click here.

I also noticed that there is a .50 off coupon located on the Carefree site. To access that coupon, click here.

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, April 3, 2015

Today only you can download a coupon for a free 1 Balance Bar (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliate Stores. Click here for more details

Key West Grilled Chicken

Thursday, April 2, 2015

One of my goals is to find 60 recipes that I can rotate throughout the year for family dinners. With 60 rotational recipes, it will be easy to plan what I am making for the week, what to have in my food storage and I can coordinate better what to buy when things are on sale. One of the recipes that we like is Key West Grilled Chicken. It's fairly inexpensive to make and easy. The recipe can be found on GroceryBudget101.

.51 Regular Blimpie Best

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

On April 2nd if you are one of the 1st 100 customers at a Blimpie location, you can get a Blimpie Best Regular for .51 cents. Now, that's a cheap sandwich! For more details, click here.

April Giveaways to Enter (some low entry)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Here are some low to moderate entry giveaways that I've found on other blogs. I have been entering giveaways for over a year now and have won various things. I do my own searches for them and then post them on my blog for others. I will continually post additional giveaways in April on this post so check back often. Low entry to moderate giveaways are easy to enter. If you win a giveaway that I've posted please let me know either by contacting me via the contact page or leaving a comment. So far this year, there have been 10 wins from my postings.

Nutri Ninja and Libby's Products (ends April 1, 2015)
Case of Simply 7 Product (ends April 1, 2015)
4 Hallmark Itty Bittys (ends April 1, 2015)
Tinkerbell and the Neverbeast (ends April 2, 2015)
Gold Foil Harry Potter Print (ends April 2, 2015)
$25 Kid to Kid Gift Card (ends April 2, 2015)
$100 Visa Gift Card (ends April 2, 2015)
Quaker Prize Pack (ends April 3, 2015)
Simply Potatoes Coupons (ends April 3, 2015)
$150 Gap Gift Card (ends April 3, 2015)
$25 Motherhood Closet Gift Card (ends April 3, 2015)
William Sonoma 52 New Foods Challenge Pack (ends April 4, 2015)
Year's Supply of Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grain's Pasta (ends April 4, 2015)
$15 Gift Card (ends April 4, 2015)
Year's Supply of Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grain's Pasta (ends April 5, 2015)
Chapstick Tropical Collection (ends April 5, 2015)
Hop to the Music Gift Package (ends April 5, 2015)
$25 See's Gift Card (ends April 5, 2015)
$25 Visa Gift Card and Eggland's Best Coupon (ends April 5, 2015) 
Hamilton Beach Mini Blender (ends April 6, 2015)
$50 Kohls Gift Card (ends April 6, 2015)
Free Bottle of Tropicana Farmstand (ends April 6, 2015)
Nordic Ware Rolled Omelet Pan (ends April 6, 2015) 
Gorton's Prize Pack (ends April, 7, 2015)
$200 Kohl's Gift Card (ends April 7, 2015)
Mezetta Gift Basket (ends April 7, 2015)
Freshly Picked Moccasins (ends April 7, 2015)
Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender and Stonyfield Yogurt Coupons (ends April 7, 2015)
The Longest Ride Book, $25 Visa Gift Card and Tote Bag (ends April 7, 2015) 
Gorton's Prize Pack (ends April 8, 2015)
Gorton's Prize Pack (ends April 8, 2015)
Fruit Crisps Variety Pack (ends April 8, 2015)
$25 Schlotzky's Gift Card (ends April 9, 2015)
Munk Pack (ends April 9, 2015)
$100 Modcloth Gift Card (ends April 9, 2015)
Nuna Zaaz High Chair (ends April 9, 2015)
Apple Beer - nonalcholic (ends April 9, 2015)
Mezzetta Gift Basket (ends April 9, 2015)
$10 Starbucks Gift Card (ends April 10, 2015)
Little Tikes Cape Cottage Playhouse (ends April 10, 2015)
$18 Jamba Juice Gift Card (ends April 10, 2015)
$50 RC Wiley Gift Card (ends April 10, 2015)
A Year Supply of Catelli Pasta (ends April 10, 2015)
Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender and Stonyfield Yogurt Coupons (ends April 10, 2015)
Gorton's Prize Pack (ends April 11, 2015)
Gorton's Prize Pack (ends April 12, 2015)
Happiest Baby Package (ends April 12, 2015)
$20 Jamba Juice Gift Card (ends April 12, 2015) 
DIY Necklace (ends April 13, 2015)
1 Home Executive Planner (ends April 13, 2015)
Miltons Gluten Free Prize Pack (ends April 14, 2015)
Gorton's Prize Pack (ends April 14, 2015)
Inspired Cookbook and Tuttorosso Coupons (ends April 14, 2015)
$40 rePURPOSE Gift Card (ends April 14, 2015) 
Month Supply of AllWhites Egg Whites (ends April 14, 2015)
$15 Pay Pal Cash (ends April 14, 2015)
$5 Walmart Gift Card (ends April 14, 2015)
Jimmy Dean's Delights Mega Package (ends April 14, 2015)
$50 Mikarose Gift Card (ends April 15, 2015)
Del Real Party in a Box (ends April 15, 2015)
Coupon for Dial Handsoap (ends April 15, 2015)
Inspired Cookbook and Tuttorosso Coupons (ends April 15, 2015)
Inspired Cookbook and Tuttorosso Coupons (ends April 15, 2015)
Month's Supply of AllWhites Egg Whites (ends April 15, 2015)
Coupons for Dial Soap (ends April 15, 2015)
Goldie Action Figure and Builder's Survival Kit (ends April 15, 2015) 
Gorton's Coupons, Aprons and Plush Toy (ends April 15, 2015)
$15 PayPal Cash (ends April 15, 2015)
2 Cases of Uddo's Kitchen Red Lentil Pasta (ends April 16, 2015)
Coupon for Free Dial Handwash (ends April 16, 2015) 
Rumiano Organic Cheese Coupons (ends April 17, 2015)
Veri Soda Coupons (ends April 17, 2015)
Single Serve Blender and Stonyfield Coupons (ends April 17, 2015)
Box of Avocados (ends April 18, 2015) 
Dial Coupons (ends April 18, 2015)
Freshly Picked Moccasins (ends April 19, 2015)
Freshly Picked Moccasins (ends April 19, 2015)
16 x 20 Print (ends April 20, 2015)
Kids Gardening Kit and Tree Top Apple Sauce Pouches (ends April 20, 2015)
Kids Gardening Kit and Tree Top Apple Sauce Pouches (ends April 20, 2015)
Kids Gardening Kit and Tree Top Apple Sauce Pouches (ends April 20, 2015)
Kids Gardening Kit and Tree Top Apple Sauce Pouches (ends April 20, 2015)
Kids Gardening Kit and Tree Top Apple Sauce Pouches (ends April 20, 2015)
$100 Visa Gift Card (ends April 21, 2015)
$25 Albertson's Gift Card (ends April 22, 2015)
Jane Austen Love and Friendship (ends April 22, 2015)
Gorton's Prize Pack (ends April 23, 2015) 
Goodie Bag (ends April 23, 2015)
Simply Organic Dried Herbs and Spices (ends April 23, 2015)
Maybelline Palette (ends April 24, 2015)
Necklace and Earrings (ends April 24, 2015)
Earth's Best Prize Pack (ends April 24, 2015)
$50 Sports Authority Gift Card (ends April 24, 2015)
Pampers Prize Pack (ends April 25, 2015)
Hamilton Beach Single Serve Blender (ends April 26, 2015)
Gardening Kit for Kids (ends April 26, 2015)
Treetop Gardening Kit (ends April 26, 2015)
Gold Emblem Abound Prize Pack (ends April 26, 2015)
Cliff's Kit Organic Fruit and Nut Bars (ends April 27, 2015)
Pamper's Prize Pack (ends April 27, 2015)
Fresh Families Gift Box (ends April 27, 2015)
$50 Goodwill Gift Card (ends April 27, 2015)
Re-Play Lorax Inspired Set (ends April 27, 2015)
6 Pack of Body Armour and $20 Target Gift Card (ends April 27, 2015)
Treetop Gardening Kit (ends April 27, 2015)
Treetop Gardening Kit (ends April 27, 2015)
Driscoll's Coupons for Berries (ends April 27, 2015) 
Love Inspired Books Review and Giveaway (ends April 28, 2015)  
Pediped Shoes (ends April 28, 2015)
$25 Visa Gift Card (ends April 28, 2015)
$25 Target Gift Card (ends April 28, 2015)
Ginka Tote (ends April 28, 2015)
$15 Pay Pal Cash (ends April 29, 2015)
Gorton's Prize Pack (ends April 29, 2015)
$100 Target Gift Card and Green Works Cleaners (ends April 29, 2015)
$100 Target Gift Card and Green Works Cleaners (ends April 29, 2015)
$50 Gift Card (ends April 29, 2015)
2 Coupons for Dial Baby/Kids (ends April 29, 2015)
Gorton's Prize Pack (ends April 29, 2015) 
Dreamfields Prize Pack (ends April 30, 2015)
$50 Whole Foods Gift Card (ends April 30, 2015) 
Windset Farms Fresh Vegetable Box (ends April 30, 2015)
Lily Tote Bag and Hair Ties (ends April 30, 2015) 
Lip Gloss and Starbucks Gift Card (ends April 30, 2015)
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