Walmart Makes Planning a Party for the Holidays Easier!


The holidays are a stressful time of year for just about everyone. Anytime someone comes over, I always want to make sure my house is looking presentable, but sometimes I don’t have enough time to run to the store to pick up the household essentials, so I save a little time by ordering from and selecting store pick up and/or ship to home. Now that the holidays are here… traffic is insane, lines are long, and I just want to avoid the chaos of it all!

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Get in The Giving Spirit This Holiday Season #SealsForGood

Things going on in my personal life have me battling with health-conscious choices; like eating better for you foods, using natural products and overall, live a healthier lifestyle. At Real California Milk, they believe in real food made by real families. All you have to do is simply look for the seal to ensure quality! When you see their seals, you’ll feel good knowing that the product is certified as having been made with 100% Real California Milk from Real California Dairy families.


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Our Independence Day 2017

When I was younger, my parents/grandparents used to take us to the Fort Vancouver so we could watch the fireworks display every year for the Fourth, which is the biggest fireworks display west side of the Mississippi (or so they claim). Well, they had been canceling it, banning fireworks in the city, then reinstating the fireworks display as of recently. So I figured since they were doing the fireworks, and we had no camping plans this year, that we would take our daughter to watch the fireworks. I want to make traditions and memories with her that she can look back on with us. Plus, it would be the first time she would see fireworks and actually be aware. The last time was on the beach in Hawaii, but she was 7 months old and oblivious. lol

That late afternoon, we went to my mom’s for a BBQ and to swim. I decided to do a simple OREO Dessert treat to bring along using Red Velvet OREO’s, milk, whipped cream and added strawberries and blueberries to make it a little more festive. Surprisingly, the fruit on top wasn’t half bad with it.

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Get Your Lovely Candy For The Holidays TODAY


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From Celebrating Holidays to Not Celebrating.

Another holiday season has come and gone…

You may be wondering how I can go from celebrating to not celebrating? It’s called marrying someone who’s family are Jehovah Witnesses. They believe that most holidays fall into one of three categories and all three are wrong. These 3 categories are false religious holidays, political holidays, and holidays that honor anyone or any human/organization other than God. They don’t even do birthdays, which to me is something that I will always do regardless.  Christmas on the other hand is no big deal to me since it’s a bunch of commercialized crap where parents compete every year on getting the hottest electronics and toys for their minions. Plus, it saves me tons of money. You know how many nieces and nephews I have now? 5!!  I’m expecting a million more since I have 5 siblings and 2 don’t even have kids yet.

It was a little difficult for me to just stop completely after I met my husband, so I continued to celebrate even though he wanted no part in it. I loved helping with decorations and setting up the fresh Christmas tree in the house when growing up. I think that’s what I miss most about it. Getting gifts are nice, but its more about giving than receiving, plus, who wants a hideous Christmas sweater and some dry fruit cake? Although, that seems to be the new “cool” thing to get now, so people can post pictures of themselves on Facebook in their hideous ensemble.

You may be wondering if we get offended if someone wishes us a Merry Christmas, like the door greeters at shopping malls or “acquaintances” who don’t actually know about my husband’s religious beliefs?

– The answer is no, especially me, I will usually say you too back, but my husband won’t really say anything but smile. It is kind of awkward but what can ya do?

And what is there to do on Christmas when you don’t celebrate?

– We usually go see a movie since there’s usually a hot blockbuster out around this time of year. Then we go home and see A Christmas Story on TV being played back to back; makes thee husband cringe.

I will always have my memories though, even if I don’t get to make them with my future children.

Target’s Holiday Clearance Schedule

Do you like stalking and scoring deals for next year’s holiday? Why pay retail when you can get it up to 90% off!?

Just remember though, most people will start to buy at 50% off, but the more people know about Target’s clearance schedule, it may entice more people to wait to score a better deal.

So share with your friends and family, and then when it’s time, head to Target and start stocking up on the Holiday Clearance Items!

P.S. Also keep an eye on your coupons you have; you may be able to score some FREE items with the clearance prices.

All posts here are to help our fellow frugal friends score the best freebies and deals possible through various companies, including Amazon. At times, we do earn a small percentage on purchases made through our links, which helps keep the site running.

Best Buy: The Top Holiday Shopping Destination!

The holidays are upon us and that means great deals from great companies like Best Buy. My husband and I play video games together on the PC, and any PC gamer knows you need headphones with a microphone in order to communicate with your party. Well, my husbands headphones recently went to poop after 7 years. Thank you Plantronics for making one of the best headphones I’ve ever used! But alas, those headphones have been discontinued and cannot be found anywhere without paying an arm and a leg for them. Everyone knows I’m a bargain hunter and cannot fathom spending more on items when they can be found, “eventually”, at a lower price.

Now we’re in the market to find new headphones for the husband and for myself since the current ones I have aren’t very good either. We headed over to Best Buy a few days ago to test some of the headphones out, and I found myself glued to the hi-definition headphones Beats by Dr. Dre that are for music listening. They’re obviously not going to work for PC gaming, but the sound was so crisp, clear, and the bass was fantastic in mostif not all of the varieties there. I need a pair for when I go on vacations!

My husband had his eye on the Turtle Beach Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset and Amplified Stereo Sound. It says it’s for the Xbox 360, but surprisingly enough, it can be used on the PC as well. We both listened to the sound on them while a video game preview was playing in the background and I was thoroughly impressed. These sounded just as good as those hi-definition headphones that I wanted, AND they are about 1/4 the price of the Beats. Obviously it’s a no brainer on which ones we’re going to choose! You might be thinking that the Beats are more comfortable, but surprisingly enough, I found the Turtle Beach Earforce X12’s to be beyond comfortable. These do not sit on or press against the ear, nor are they tight on your head to where it feels like vice grips. I’m like shocked, because those are 2 of my biggest complaints when it comes to headphones. No one likes being in pain when you’re trying to relax and enjoy yourself.

And the best part is, starting 12/1/13 – 1/18/14 we can score an extra 10% off headphones and portable speakers! Unfortunately it excludes Beats, Sony, and Bose, but it will work on the Turtle Beach ones we want.

They’re also doing 15% off Health & Fitness, Fisher Price and Mattel Toys for those in the market for toys like the Digital Barbie Makeover Kit and the Fisher Price Little People Apptivity Barnyard to name a couple.
They know price is important to us, and frankly it’s important to them too. Their Low Price Guarantee will ensure you’re getting the most competitive price possible. If you find it at a lower price somewhere else, let Best Buy know so they can price match it! They will even price match Amazon.

Here’s why Best Buy is a great Holiday Shopping Destination:

Best Buy is the authority and destination for all your technology and appliance product gifting needs this holiday season.

The assortment is second to none:

– Feature more than 100 products sold only at Best Buy this Holiday.
– Offer a market-leading selection of the hottest tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles and titles, wearable technology, health and fitness gear, mobile accessories and much more.
– Blue Shirts and Geek Squad Agents are passionate, highly trained, knowledgeable and impartial so they can help ensure you get the perfect gifts for your family and friends…and yourself

The combination of and their 1,400 stores offers the ultimate showroom to touch, test, try and buy the latest technology. Technology is evolving quickly and becoming increasingly complex- Best Buy is here to help make it easy for you to choose the products and services that work best for you.

  • Phones: At Best Buy you can see and try all of the phones, carriers, plans and accessories under one roof with industry-leading trade-in options
  • Tablets: Best Buy is the only place in America where customers can see all of the latest and greatest tablets.
  • Computing: Best Buy features the best selection, advise, services and support in computing. They help set the market by working with the industry’s tech leaders to develop a highly specialized and innovative assortment of laptops, many of which are only available at Best Buy.
  • Mobile Accessories: Best Buy has one of the largest selections of accessories and wearable’s this holiday. Bluetooth speakers, smart-watches, health & fitness gear and headphones will truly rule holiday.
  • Home Theater: Best Buy offers the world’s newest technology, best assortment and service in home theater.
  • Appliances: Best Buy is better positioned than ever to bring the latest small appliances and special deals to you.
  • Gaming: Best Buy is THE destination for gaming this holiday. Not only dodo they have the latest Xbox and PlayStation consoles, but the hottest game releases and everything else you need for a great gaming experience.
  • Music/Movies/Musical Instruments: Best Buy offers terrific deals on the best entertainment stocking stuffers.
  • Digital Imaging: Best Buy features the newest selection of cameras, accessories and advise so you can find the perfect gift, or capture your own holiday memories.
  • Tech Services: Best Buy is home of the Geek Squad for help installing, repairing, troubleshooting, optimizing and offering all sorts of technical advice from every Best Buy store, in-home, online and by phone

One of the main reasons I love Best Buy is because I can place my order online and have it ready for Free in store pick-up in less than an hour. I don’t have to run around the store trying to find something I need, all I do is pick it up at the front and I’m out the door. When you don’t have much time, you adore convenient shopping.

And if you’re needing some gift ideas, you can check out the Best Buy Gift Center.

*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions are my own.*

FREE to Cheap Fisher-Price Toys at Walmart!!

My sister informed me that there are Fisher Price Coupons listed on their website for $10 off a qualifying toy purchase if you enter your name and email (so the coupon can be sent to you if you share it). You should hit the back button once printed so you can print it a second time. Do this for all three $10 off coupons listed on the Fisher-Price website. These probably won’t last long once people start finding this out since there are a limited number of prints available.

$75.02 retail. Got it all for $2.02. Love coupons and Wal-Mart!

“The Little People Snow White’s Cottage was $30. The rest varied from $4.97-$9.97. I had 6, $10 off (2 Fisher-Price, 2 Little People, 2 imaginext) coupons and one $5 off (Fisher-Price) coupon. I couldn’t get the other $5’s to print, they kept giving me an error. So the monster incs imaginext were $5.97 x2 = $11.94, so $8.06 overage to use on other items in your cart. Fisher-Price toys had overage as well. I tried to get what I could use and not just the cheapest, but there were cheaper in little people and fisher price toys. So all that overage applied to the big purchase (snow white). They had lots of ways to do this. Great deal!”

These coupons have an expiration date of 12/31/2013.
Walmart allows overage towards your other items. It’s in their policy.

All posts here are to help our fellow frugal friends score the best freebies and deals possible through various companies, including Amazon. At times, we do earn a small percentage on purchases made through our links, which helps keep the site running.

All Aboard the Polar Express from Mount Hood Railroad!

All Aboard!

The Polar Express comes to life this holiday season as the Mount Hood Railroad rolls out of the station bound for the “North Pole!” Come early and climb aboard with your family to cozy-up and enjoy our festively-decorated vintage train cars. Dancing chefs deliver hot chocolate and a cookie to each guest to savor while music from the Polar Express movie plays en route to the North Pole. Make sure to have your tickets handy, because your conductor will be by shortly to punch each child’s ticket. Before arriving at the North Pole, the iconic book, The Polar Express is read as your Chef turns the pages to share the beautiful illustrations in the original book. With the station far away, The Polar Express magically arrives at the outskirts of Santa’s North Pole village, where Santa Claus himself and his elves joyously welcome the train! As you stay comfortably settled and warm in your seat, Santa and his helper elf board the train! During the return trip, Santa will greet each child with his signature holiday spirit and the first gift of Christmas: a bell cut from his sleigh. It is said that only children and those who still believe can actually hear the bell ring. Join in the singing as your Chef or Conductor lead Christmas caroling on the 30-minute return trip. For those wanting the magic to last or to do a little Christmas shopping, visit our gift shop in the station for special Polar Express gifts and merchandise. Oh, one last thing, children are encouraged to wear their PJ’s; adults who still believe have been known to wear them, too! So, are you coming?

All Aboard the Polar Express is coming to the Mount Hood Railroad, visit or call 1-800-872-4661 to climb aboard.

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