USFamilyGuide.com

Daily Boutique Deals

Archive
Powered by Squarespace
Monday
Mar202017

Dairy Queen & Rita's Italian Ice: FREE Ice Cream Cone and Italian Ice Today March 20!

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

Happy Spring! Celebrate today with a FREE Small Cone at participating non-mall locations Dairy Queen locations. All Day, limit one per person. GO HERE to see more details. 

Rita's Italian Ice is also offering a a nice freebie! From Noon through 9pm this evening score a Free Italian Ice! One Italian Ice per person.

Monday
Mar202017

Look Your Best For A Lot Less

 (All posts may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy)

We all want to look our best when we head out into the world. But, when you’re living on a budget or trying to stay frugal, that can be quite difficult. Those beauty products don’t always come cheap and if you’re looking at beauty treatments you could be spending hundreds of dollars each month. Then there’s fashion that adds onto that budget too. Staying fashionable can be expensive, particularly if you want the latest designer wear. Still, there are ways to cut down the costs and here are the best options.

(photo credit)

Home Tricks- You can head to salon to make your hair look beautiful and shiny. Or, you can get the same effect at home and spend as little as five dollars. We are of course, talking about the tea bag trick. Using teabags you can naturally give your hair a naturally, glossy shine and shimmer. The trick here is to make sure that you are heating the water to the right temperature and using a couple tea bags. Once you’ve soaked your hair rinse it and then let it dry naturally. After doing this a few times in a month you’ll start to see a gorgeous effect. Have a look at http://www.urbanbushbabes.com/benefits-of-black-tea-on-the-hair/ for more info.

Another example would be teeth whitening. We all know that white teeth are linked to the ideas of beauty and youth. But to get white teeth, you don’t have to buy an expensive cosmetic procedure. Instead, you can get the effect simply by using baking soda and lemon juice. Mix these two together and spread it across your teeth. You’ll see effects in three months at the most!

(photo credit)

Buy The Beauty Products- When you head to a hair salon or a beauty treatment, half of the price is due to the products those ‘experts’ are using. Instead of bothering to pay them, buy the products and complete the job yourself. You’ll save a lot of money on hair straightening by checking out products on a sites such as https://www.testingteam.net/best-hair-straightening-cream. Have a look at the reviews for the products you need and kit out your home, getting the perfect look for less.

You can also think about purchasing natural beauty products that might not have the big brand attached to them. Using natural products, you can usually get a better effect. For instance shampoo filled with bamboo oils is perfect if you want thicker, fuller looking hair for a budget price tag.

(photo credit)

 

Watch Out For Sales- There are plenty of fashion sites online to buy great clothes that you can use to slay. Most of these will be offering the top designer labels that you may not be able to afford at full price. Luckily, all these sites have sales through the year. As such, you can make sure you can get a fantastic wardrobe of designer clothes without any of the expensive price tags.

As you can see then, there are lots of ways you can look incredible without spending a fortune. Whether you’re using home beauty tricks, buying the products yourself or just taking advantages of fantastic deals through the year.

 

Thursday
Mar162017

CVS: Arm & Hammer Ultra Power Paks 21 Count ONLY $0.98 Starting 3/19! 

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

Print your coupons now if interested for this stock up deal! Starting March 19, CVS will have Arm & Hammer 43.75-50 oz., Ultra Power Paks 21 ct., Suavitel 33.8 oz., Total Home Bleach 55-64 oz. or Dryer Sheets 80 ct. on sale for $1.98 each.

Use the $1/1 Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent coupon HERE

Final: $0.98 each!

-thanks, Hip 2 Save!

Thursday
Mar162017

Children & Responsibility

 (All posts may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy)

(Photo credit)

As parents, it’s within our instincts to want to do things for our children. We want to nourish them, make sure that they have their every whim and need catered to. The idea of relinquishing some of that and letting your children be more independent is worrisome. Not only are we concerned with the idea that they will do something incorrectly, but there is also the nagging fear that they are growing up too fast and we’re going to lose our babies.

Of course, this is an understandable sentiment. Nevertheless, it’s one that has to be batted to the side. For the sake of their development, children need to be able to learn and adapt for themselves. As for being concerned about the idea of them doing something incorrectly… well, that’s kind of the point. The only way to really ensure children understand the consequences of their actions is for them to live with the consequences.

Whether you’re an old pro at encouraging your children to be more autonomous or are now just attempting to make a start, there are a few ways you can go about doing so.

Give Them Responsibility For… Their Bedroom

The idea that kids have untidy bedrooms is such a cliché - but it’s predominantly a cliché because it has a tendency to be true!

Tidying your room seems like a mundane chore when you’re a kid. Even if as an adult you understand the reasons why it has to be done, you can still remember the way you rebelled against the idea as a kid.

The best way of them learning the importance of tidiness is to let them see what life is like without it. After the third time they lose their homework or their discovery of a forgotten bowl now complete with mould growing on the surface, they will quickly learn that tidier is better.

Give Them Responsibility For… Your Family Pet

This needs to be monitored fairly closely for the benefit of your pet, but if you do that, then everyone wins.

To kids, a pet is a wonderful, fun creature they love to hang around with. They don’t often see the less thrilling side of having a pet: the vet bills, the regular wormer and Frontline for dogs and cats purchases, the nail and claw trimmings and the bathing duties. So introduce these one at a time. Encourage your children to monitor a schedule for when worming and fleaing needs to be done, when claws are due a shortening, and let them get involved in the bath time process. They’ll soon learn the ins and outs, while still getting all the benefits of having a pet.

(Photo credit)

Give Them Responsibility For… Plants

If your children are younger or you don’t have pets, it might be an idea to start with plants. Try and choose hardy plants that can handle a bit of neglect if they forget: the common spider plant is a good starter, as are succulents like aloe vera

Give Them Responsibility For… The Food They Eat

Learning to eat a healthy diet can never start too soon. Try and involve your children in meal planning, right down to letting them pick recipes and come with you to the grocery store for the ingredients. As a side benefit, this kind of involvement might also discourage any picky eater tendencies. 

Thursday
Mar162017

Purex Liquid Laundry Detergent Baby, 75 oz Bottle Just $3.77 Shipped!

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy

Hurry on over to Amazon where you can score a Purex Liquid Laundry Detergent, Baby, 75 oz bottle (50 loads) for only $3.77 shipped when you choose the Subscribe and Save option to the right of the page. 

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting. 

Thursday
Mar162017

The Cost Of Home Renovating On The Cheap

 (All posts may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy)

Home design and renovation is an expensive task. There’s no point trying to sugar coat and pretend it isn’t: it costs money. As yet, humanity has yet to evolve the ability to envision something, snap our fingers and poof! It appears in front of our eyes like magic. (Come to think of it - we should really get on that…)

You know when you embark on a home improvement project that it’s going to cost you. It’s going to cost you financially, as you wave goodbye to hard-earned dollars in the worthy pursuit of a pleasurable home. It’s also going to cost you in terms of time and potentially in terms of your peace and quiet - there’s also no sugar coating that the process is pretty stressful.

Whether you’re improving a new house you just moved into or adapting your same old abode, you acknowledge the cost and then… you fight back. The first time you glance at the price of materials, you recoil from the figure that is far higher than you were anticipating.

(Photo credit)

Still, you’re modern. You know you can use that new-fangled computer box thing to hunt down some quick fixes and cheaper options. You might even be tempted to DIY things - after all, it seems everyone online is doing it, so why should you be any different? You can save yourself a fortune!

Or… maybe not.

1. Cutting Cost Means Cutting Quality

(Photo credit)

While the above is not always a hard and fast rule, in many cases, it will apply. Say you’re looking for new kitchen countertops. You might be tempted to try and make them yourself or to go for a cheap option, figuring that you can cope with the difference in quality in exchange for the lower cost.

And sure, you might be able to - but it’s a big chance for a big ticket purchase. If you find you can’t cope with the lower quality, then you’re going to find yourself in the hole for a lot more than the original price you ran away from. If the original countertops you liked were $1000 and you bought a budget version for $500 and you then decide you hate them, then you’re going to wind up paying $1500 in total.

For items that are frequently used - hardwood floorings, countertops, bathroom cabinets - then it’s best to spend more… but only have to spend once. It’s with smaller items that are less frequently used - such as shelves, decor, wall art - that you can cut the costs.

(Photo credit)

2. Think Health

Health considerations might not be at the top of your list when renovating, but it’s another area that you can’t afford to ignore.

When an item looks identical to another but has a much lower price tag, your first question should be: “why?”

There are non-nefarious reasons why it might be lower, of course - but there are also some unpleasant side effects. For example, they might have used chemicals that other, more ethical, companies would avoid due to known health issues. Mattresses are a great example of this; some of the fire-proof chemicals used by cheaper options are known to be hazardous. So always do your research and don’t be afraid to query a manufacturer to find out why they’re cheaper - genuine retailers should be willing to explain.

 

Wednesday
Mar152017

Gatorade G2 Thirst Quencher 12-Count Variety Pack, 20 Ounce Bottles Only $7.54 Shipped! 

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy) 

What a great deal especially if your kiddos are into sports and you need drinks! Amazon is offering Gatorade G2 Thirst Quencher 12-Count Variety Pack, 20 Ounce Bottles for only $7.54 Shipped when you clip the 10% coupon and choose the Subscribe and Save option to the right of the page. This makes each bottle only $0.64! 

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting. 

Wednesday
Mar152017

Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser with 7 Color LED Lights Only $12.99! 

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy

What an awesome deal if you need a second diffuser! I have a similar one to this and love it! Amazon is offering the Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser with 7 Color LED Lights for Only $12.99! 

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting. 

Tuesday
Mar142017

Cascade Platinum ActionPacs 62-Count in Fresh Scent Only $11.12 Shipped! 

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy) 

Wowza! This is a fantastic deal for the Platinum variety! Amazon is offering Cascade Platinum ActionPacs Dishwasher Detergent, Fresh Scent, 62 Count for only $11.12 Shipped when you clip the $5 coupon and choose the Subscribe and Save option to the right of the page. 

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting. 

Tuesday
Mar142017

Annie’s Bunny Shaped Macaroni & Cheese Only $0.79 per Box Shipped! 

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

Amazon is offering Annie’s Bunny Shaped Macaroni & Cheese 12-Pack for only $9.51 when you clip the 15% coupon and choose the Subscribe and Save option to the right of the page. This makes each box only $0.79 which is a great price for this brand! 

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

Tuesday
Mar142017

Valspar Championship 2017 Recap 

Disclosure: I attended a VIP Blogger luncheon and received tickets to this event for free in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Even though I am not a golfer, I live in a house filled with guys who love to watch the sport. Each year when the Valspar Championship comes to beautiful Innisbrook Resort, they set aside one day to attend. Not only did my guys attend the event this year, but I was privileged to attend a #FoodieFriday blogging event during Championship Week. 

This was actually my first time at Innisbrook Resort, and I was enamored with just how beautiful and big everything is. The buildings and golf course are in impecable shape and that is due in part to the remarkable and knowledgeable staff that Innisbrook boasts. 

When we arrived at Inverness Hall, we were greeted by Matt Owen, Lauren Smith, Jomary Jiminez and Jessica Fox. These gracious folks either work with Innisbrook or are with the PR team that assists Innisbrook with their events. They hosted us throughout the afternoon and were so kind and professional to each of us. 

We started our afternoon by heading to the new Grape and Grain Emporium for a Meet and Greet and Cooking Demo with celebrity chef Ming Tsai. When we arrrived, he was cooking up Red Roast Duck Potstickers. Yum! Chef Tsai is so friendly and down-to-earth. He took the time to speak with each of us and take photos.

I am so very impressed with Chef Ming Tsai's heart. He spoke with us in depth of how he has partnered with Family Reach, an organization that is a financial lifeline for those families fighting cancer as an Executive Chef Ambassador. Did you know that cancer is the number one reason for bankruptcy in the United States? I had no idea. For over two decades, Family Reach has been helping families with cancer manage the overwhelming financial and emotional barriers of the disease. Working in close collaboration with a network of more than 200 hospitals and cancer centers nationwide, Family Reach provides immediate financial assistance, education and outreach to qualified families in need. This is such a wonderful organization and I love what they do! You can see more about Family Reach and what they do to bless others HERE

After we finished with Chef Tsai, we walked around to observe the tournament for a few minutes before heading over to the Market Salamander Grille for lunch. I love all of the cute touches to detail in every area of the property during the tournament! When we arrived at the Market Salamander Grille, we were greeted by Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort’s new chef, Executive Chef Thomas McKinney-Stehr.

Oh my goodness, Chef prepared quite the spread for us! Everything from Blackberry bourbon fizz, Colossoal onion rings, Tuscan risotto fritters, chicken quesadillas, Carolina pork flatbread, Margherita flatbread, Bacon wrapped jumbo shrimp, Chicken wings and Kona crusted grilled lollipop lamb champs. The food was beyond amazing! One of the things that I love about Innisbrook Resort is that their restaurants are open to the public. Come and enjoy a delicious brunch, lunch or dinner anytime! I noticed that they have lots of wonderful activities for the family and Easter Brunch or Dinner for Easter weekend April 14-16, so you may want to check that out! I can't wait for hubby and I to go back for a date night or brunch! 

At the end of our lunch we were greeted by American businesswoman and CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, Sheila Johnson. What a distinguished lady and businesswoman! I am so thankful for the amazing opportunity to attend this event and to network with some amazing influencers from our area! Innisbrook is truly a remarkable place and I am looking forward to returning! Thank you to the wonderful folks at Innisbrook for their amazing hospitality to us!

On Saturday, my husband and son Drew went back to the Valspar Championship for the day. They look forward to this every year and had a blast! They followed around many of the players on the course and had great father/son time! The Valspar Championship is definitely an event that you need to put on your calendar for next year! In the meantime, be sure to head on over to Innisbrook Resort to check out their delicious restaurants! 

Stay up-to-date on events and promotional opportunities by following both venues on their social media platforms.

You can follow the Valspar Championship on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

You can follow Innisbrook Resort on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Tuesday
Mar142017

Stock up Price on Gain Laundry Detergent! (11¢ per load)

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy

I love the smell of Gain laundry detergent and right now we have a stock up deal for Amazon Prime members! Pick up Gain Smart Pouch Liquid Laundry Detergent, Original, 48 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 3) for only $10.67 when you clip the huge $5 coupon and choose the Subscribe and Save option to the right of the page. This is like paying 11¢ per load! 

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

Tuesday
Mar142017

*HOT* 24 Pack of Charmin Ultra Soft MEGA Rolls for just $16.82 Shipped! 

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy

Hurry if interested! Amazon is offering 24 Pack of Charmin Ultra Soft MEGA Rolls for just $16.82 Shipped when you clip the $2 off coupon and choose the Subscribe and Save option to the right of the page. That is like paying 70¢ per Mega roll or 18¢ per regular roll which is a HOT stock up deal for this brand!

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

Tuesday
Mar142017

Anjou Arabica Coffee Body Scrub with Honey & Sea Salt Only $8! (Reg. $35.99)

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy

This is right up my alley! Amazon is offering the HIGHLY RATED Anjou Arabica Coffee Body Scrub with Honey and Sea Salt for only $8 (Reg. $35.99) with promo code PWC69AYX at checkout. 

This coffee scrub is made with ground Arabica coffee, honey, sea salt, and Jojoba oil that gently strips away dirt and dead skin to purify and soften skin; the honey and VB properties protect skin from damage.

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

-thanks, Hip 2 Save! 

Monday
Mar132017

The Pre-Move Day Checklist

 (All posts may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy)

So, the big day is finally here! Yep, after months of planning and a LOT of stress, you are finally moving out of your old house and into your shiny new one. With the process being as difficult as it often is, you are probably breathing a sigh of relief that the whole thing is coming to a close. But remember that it's not over until the fat lady sings - you still have a day to go before you turn the key in your new place, and this day is more important than you might think. There are plenty of specific things you need to go the day before you move - and even if you think you're the most organized you've ever been in your life, you are bound to forget something! Here's a foolproof checklist for that all important last day before you move.

(photo credit)

Packing- Yep, it goes without saying, but make sure you have everything packed and organized within an inch of its life. The golden rule is to leave any 'essentials' until last - so phone chargers, your children's favorite toys, toiletries, etc. Ensure that you have plenty of boxes - more than you need, in fact. The last thing you need on moving day is being caught short and having to carry the last of your possessions into the van one by one! Make a point of hiring moving companies who will be able to help you dismantle certain pieces of furniture - if you don't, you're on your own with that one. Don't forget any other fixtures such as curtains or lamps, if you intend to take them with you. Disconnecting your electronics before you leave is also very important, and you will need to defrost the fridge freezer too.

(photo credit)

Create a 'moving day' package- When the big day arrives, you are going to need to have certain items to hand. Once everything is packed up there's no going back. So make sure you have all the things you need within easy reach to make the day go as smoothly as possible. These could be toys for your children, as they will get easily bored or even emotional on moving day. You may also need high-energy snacks available - after all, moving day doesn't tend to leave much time for meals!

(photo credit)

Planning the route- If you are moving towns or even states, you need to be fully prepared for a lengthy journey. Make sure your removal company knows exactly where they're going - you may decide that you drive together, one following the other, so you guarantee that you end up with everything you need all at once. Check your satellite navigation system the night before and make sure it's fully charged up, and the same goes for your cell phone. You never know what can happen on move day, so you will need to be contactable at all times. With any luck the day should go without a hitch, but it is always better to be prepared.

 

Monday
Mar132017

Print Now: High Value Coupons for $4/1 Revlon Face Cosmetic Item & $3/1 Maybelline Mascara + Target Coupon Stack!

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

Be sure to print this high value cosmetic coupons and head to Target this week where you can stack a $5 off $20 Target text coupon when you text BEAUTY to 827438. Don't forget to print the manuf. coupons twice! Stack with the Target coupon for some really sweet deals! 

Save $4 on ONE (1) Revlon® Face Cosmetic Item

Save $3 On One (1) Maybelline® New York Mascara

Monday
Mar132017

Cents of Style: Tees, Plaid Shirts, Skirts + More Only $10 Each + Free Shipping! 

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

Cents of Style is celebrating their 10th birthday by offering 10 items for only $10 each + Free Shipping with promo code BIRTHDAY10 at checkout. Offers are valid through 3/13.

$10 Items
Pleated Taffeta Skirt
Crochet V-Neck Sweater
Strappy Slide Sandal
Natural Stone Necklace
Life Is Beautiful Graphic T-Shirt
Plaid Camper Shirt
Floral Pleated Taffeta Skirt
Multi-Strand Sparkle Necklace
Plaid Button-down Shirt
Life is Grand Graphic T-Shirt

GO HERE to start shopping the sale! 

Sunday
Mar122017

Sautéed Garlic and Parmesan Chicken With Spinach #SundaySupper

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy 

If you are searching for ways to incorporate more veggies into your family's diet, here's an easy and very delicious recipe to try! My family loves this dish so much that they request it at least once a week! Sautéed Garlic and Parmesan Chicken With Spinach is not only packed full of nutrients, but the flavor is out of this world. In fact, my husband told me that this dish tasted like something you would get at a restaurant! The flavors of the spinach and garlic with the chicken and parmesan all work together so beautifully to create a fantastic dish! This is also a great option for those who are carb-conscious and gluten-free.

This week the #SundaySupper Tastemakers are bringing you Healthy St. Patrick's Day recipes that will make your mouth water! A big thank you goes out to our amazing host Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures who helped to make this event happen!


Recipe Adapted from: Simply Healthy Home 

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons of butter

6 cloves of minced garlic

2- 3 chicken breasts chopped into bite-size pieces

dash of sea salt

dash of pepper

1/2-1 cup parmesan cheese or more to your liking

1 bag of fresh spinach

 

Directions:

Sautee the garlic in the butter just until golden. 

Add the chicken breast pieces and a pinch of salt and cook until no longer pink. 

Add the parmesan cheese and let it melt through the chicken mixutre. 

Now add the spinach and let it wilt through. 

Serve over pasta or veggie noodles. I served with spaghetti squash and it was amazing!

Here are some more Healthy St. Patrick's Day recipes from the Sunday Supper tastemakers for you to enjoy!

Best Breakfasts

Must Make Main Dishes

Scrumptious Salads

Stunning Sides

Dreamy Desserts

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.
Friday
Mar102017

Stainless Steel 38MM Apple Watch Only $279.99 Shipped! (Reg. $349.99)

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy

In the market for an Apple Watch? Today only, Amazon is offering the Stainless Steel 38MM Apple Watch with Black Classic Buckle for only $279.99 shipped (regularly $349.99).

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

Thursday
Mar092017

Kohl's: Save $10 off $25+ Purchase Both In-Store and Online! (through 3/12)

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy

Need to do some shopping? Kohl's is offering a coupon for $10 off your $25+ purchase valid both in-store and online! Coupon is valid through 3/12. 

To shop online, GO HERE and enter promo code LUCKY at checkout to receive your discount. 

To shop in-store, GO HERE to print your coupon. 

Page 1 ... 2 3 4 5 6 ... 1040 Next 20 Entries »