Family Halloween Costume Theme Ideas and More!

I love Halloween and it is so fun to get the whole family involved including your pets! I am a HUGE fan of family themed costumes.  If I could convince everyone, we would always have a Halloween theme. When my youngest was just a baby, my older daughter was in her Disney Princess phase. She dressed as Ariel and my baby girl was Sebastian.

What was great about the Ariel costume is that we used it for dress up for many years after that and even brought it with us to Disney World.  Most Halloween costumes work great all year round for pretend play and dress up. This is a great time to check out costumes for your dress up bin too.  BuyCostumes has Orange Tag Specials for only $10! New items are added each week. There is a super cute witch costume on sale this week for just $10! [Read more...]

American Girl FREE Shipping Coupon Code

American Girl just put out a new free shipping code. These are fairly rare so I thought many of you might be interested.

The American Girl FREE shipping coupon code is  INSPIRING and good on orders over $50 through 11:59 p.m. Central Time  9/22/2014.

To redeem this offer, enter  INSPIRING in the box marked “key code” in your shopping bag or at checkout. Free shipping will appear at checkout. Your purchase total must equal or exceed the minimum order requirement to qualify.

American Girl shipping is outrageous so if you are considering buying something now is the time to do so.  Shipping on just one doll is over $10.


american girl our generation wardrobe store doll clothing sale

One way to make the American Girl buying experience a little easier on your wallet is to grab Our Generation accessories from Target  to go with your American Girl doll. We especially love the Our Generation doll carriers at out home and the Our Generation Wooden Wardrobe. Both help keep all the doll clothing and accessories nice and organized.


There are also all kinds of cute matching girl and doll pajamas.


If you need some more clothing for the dolls at much better prices, be sure to check out the  American Girl doll clothes at Amazon.

There are also lots of great deals on American Girl Doll Accessories. Everything from beds and backpacks to scooters and more!


One of my favorites is this Badger Basket Doll Bunk Beds With Ladder – Pink/White which is on sale right now for just $31.44. Both my girls have this bed and it works great for American Girl dolls.

Happy Shopping!



Fall Old Navy Outfit Ideas & 30% Off Coupon Code

mix and match outfits from Old Navy


Well fall has officially arrived in Michigan and I was feeling the need for a fall outfit update. I bought some basics today that fit my mix and match strategy. You can add a scarf or some statement jewelry to each to give them a bit more style.  You will be surprised though how many looks you can make with just a few pieces! Here are 20 scarves you can grab for under $10 shipped.  My favorite spots to grab statement jewelry at great prices are Jane and GroopDealz  both have designer style pieces for less.


Today only, (this is extended through today Sept 17) you can get  30% off when you use the coupon code HOORAY at Old Navy. Excludes Old Navy Everyday Steals and Hot Deals.



I love the look of the Old Navy pixie pants. These are on sale for just $25. (Coupon codes don’t work on the already discounted price) These run small so you will probably want to size up one size. I bought the wine purple and the forest. If you are looking for a moto look you could try out the Zip Pocket Stretch Khakis. They come in a bunch of great colors too!  I love the look of these too. Both are featured in the photoboard below. You can click on each piece to check it out and shop.



I also bought a few basic tops to mix and match with these new pants plus jeans and blank skinny pants I already own. A classic chambray shirt looks great with with all kids of colored and black pants. It is a very versatile piece in your wardrobe. I put together a few outfits so you can see just how versatile it is.




I also love this Split-Neck Covered-Placket Blouse in black. I looks great with the same pants featured above but I swapped out regular jeans for the black coated jeans.


mix and match with split neck blouse


Hope this helps you see the ways you can mix and match this Fall. Let me know what you think and your favorites in the comments.

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This Week’s Grocery Store Sales & Coupon Matchups



Here are this week’s  sales and coupon matchups.  These pages will help you find the best deals this week. Plus they will also help you find the coupons that match up with the sale so you can get the best deals this week.

The stars indicate the items that have the best prices this week. The tab on top of the sale pages let you switch between the different sale periods.



20 Fall Scarves – All Are Under $10 Shipped!

20 Fall Scarves  under $10 shipped

Scarves are such an easy way to update your wardrobe.  I found you 20 scarves for you that cost less that $10 shipped.  There are lots of different styles and colors of  scarves to fit your style and mood. Check them all out here.  The ones from Jane and GroopDealz will only be available for a few days but they always have many different scarf options each day.  So even when some of these sell out there still be great options.

1. Cozy Sweater Infinity Scarf @ — $5.99 (reg $17)
Shipping = $2.99 on 1st $1.99 on Additional
Final Price: $8.98 – $7.98 Shipped

2. Rosette Fringe Scarf @ — $5.99 (reg $20)
Shipping = $2.99 on 1st $1.99 on Additional
Final Price: $8.98 – $7.98 Shipped

3. Fall Knit Infinity Scarf @ – $5.99 (reg $15)
Shipping = $3.49 on 1st $1.99 on Additional
Final Price: $9.48 – $7.98 Shipped

4. Perfectly Sweet Birdie Scarf @ – $4.99 (reg $15)
Shipping = $2.99 on 1st $.99 on Additional
Final Price: $7.98 – $5.98 Shipped

5. Beautiful Horse Infinity Scarf @ – $4.99 (reg $15)
Shipping = $3.99 on 1st $1.99 on Additional
Final Price: $8.98 – $6.98 Shipped

6. Assorted Fall Scarves @ – $5.99 (reg $15)
Shipping = $2.99 on 1st $.99 on Additional
Final Price: $8.98 – $6.98 Shipped

7. Fall Plaid Infinity Scarf @ GroopDealz – $5.99 (reg $16)
Shipping = $2.99 on 1st $.99 on Additional
Final Price: $8.98 – $6.98 Shipped

8. Gold Foil Polka Dot Scarf @ GroopDealz – $7.99 (reg $15)
Shipping = FREE!
Final Price: $7.99 Shipped

9. Polka Dot Infinity Scarf @ GroopDealz – $5.99 (reg $12)
Shipping = $3.99 on 1st $1.99 on Additional
Final Price: $9.98 – $7.98 Shipped

10. Sanwood Sweet Cat Chiffon Scarf @ Amazon – $3.24 (reg $10)
Shipping = FREE!
Final Price: $3.24 Shipped

11. Large Retro Bohemian Scarf @ Amazon – $3.99 (reg $20)
Shipping = $4.99
Final Price: $8.98 Shipped

12. Persian Pattern Cotton Scarf @ Amazon – $2.32
Shipping = $1.00
Final Price: $3.32 Shipped

13. Beige/Navy Polka Dot Scarf @ Amazon – $3.69
Shipping = FREE!
Final Price: $3.69 Shipped

14. Knit Scarf with Tassels @ Amazon – $4.99 (reg $30)
Shipping = $4.99
Final Price: $9.98 Shipped

15. Cashmere Feel Plaid Scarf @ Amazon – $9.90
Shipping = FREE with Amazon Prime or $35 Purchase
Final Price: $9.90 Shipped

16. Assorted Long Silk Scarves @ Amazon – $.01
Shipping = $5.99
Final Price: $6.00 Shipped

17. Long Striped Silk Scarf @ Amazon – $3.35
Shipping = FREE
Final Price: $3.35 Shipped

18. Cashmere Feel Navy Plaid Scarf @ Amazon – $9.90
Shipping = FREE with Amazon Prime or $35 Purchase
Final Price: $9.90 Shipped

19. Bohemian Soft Silk Scarf @ Amazon – $3.99 (reg $30)
Shipping = $4.99
Final Price: $7.98 Shipped

20. Leopard Print Scarf @ Amazon – $1.21
Shipping = $1.69
Final Price: $2.90 Shipped

Great Deal on 100% Natural Boneless Skinless Chicken (No Hormones)- $1.89/ lb

no hormones natural chicken sale discount save

 An attendee at one of my classes mentioned what a great deal this is. I have also ordered myself and love it. There is still time to put in your order.  It is a great way to get hormone free meat at a stockpile price! Locations will sell  out so if you are interested be sure to put in your order.


In my grocery savings classes and in How to Save 50% off on your groceries in under an Hour a Week, I talk about how important it is to pick up meat at low prices and stockpile. That way you are not at the mercy of grocery stores cycles. Here is an amazing deal from Zaycon food. You can get boneless, skinless chicken breast for just $1.89/lb. This is a stock-up price!

What makes this deal even better is that this chicken is 100% natural with no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients. I am buying this again because the quality is exceptional and this is a stock up price for even lesser quality meat. 

It does come in bulk but you can then freeze it in meal size portions.

  • Comes directly from the processor and has never been frozen
  • Sold by the case – 40 lbs in each case
  • Case dimensions–18 in wide x 12 in deep x 7 in tall

Forty pounds seem like a lot of meat and it is but after prepping and freezing in my family’s  portion sizes. I could fit all 40 pounds on just two shelves in my side by side freezer. I loved that I was stocked for quite a few months and I didn’t have to worry about finding the best deal on chicken at the grocery store.


The pick up dates vary by location but they are all in October  in the Metro Detroit area.

How do you get in on this great deal:



And if you aren’t in Michigan, Zaycon Foods has sales in most of the country. Just check out the Zaycon foods website to find out if and when they’re coming to your area. Plus once you sign up over at Zaycon, they will email you once a sale is coming to your area so you don’t miss out. There are locations all across the United States.  Does 40 pounds of chicken seem like to much for you?  You can always split with a friend but really it doesn’t take up all the much space once you package it in meal sized portions.


Want to learn more about this chicken? Check out this video

Almost 50% Off Discount at Great Wolf Lodge & Kalahari Water Parks

great wolf lodge kalahari water park coupon sale discount



Thinking of heading to a Great Wolf Lodge or Kalahari in the upcoming months? Then you want to check out this  almost  50% Discount at Great Wolf Lodge and at Kalahari! We have been to the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City a bunch of times and always had a bunch of fun. My oldest daughter recently went to Kalahari in Sandusky and was raving about it too!

This is a Groupon deal and when you buy you get a voucher for the Great Wolf Lodge or Kalahari location of your choice. Be sure to check out the details and prices. They vary for each location. Some include lunch as well!

They do all have restrictions on the dates these vouchers must be used by.  If the dates work for you though, you can grab an amazing deal!

The locations and packages for Great Wolf Lodge included are:

  • Great Wolf Lodge Traverse City
  • Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky
  • Great Wolf Lodge Cincinnati/Mason in Mason, OH
  • Great Wolf Lodge Charlotte/Concord in Greater Charlotte, NC
  • Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains in the Poconos
  • Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg
  • Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City
  • Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine in Dallas/Ft. Worth
  • Great Wolf Lodge Washington
  • Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls
  • Great Wolf Lodge New England (outside of Boston)
  • Great Wolf Lodge Wisconsin Dells



All Great Wolf Lodge Deals


If you would rather head Kalahari, here are the locations included.

  • One- or Two-Night Stay at Kalahari Resorts in Wisconsin Dells
  • One- or Two-Night Stay and Water-Park Admission at Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, OH




All Kalahari Deals

15 Mix and Match Business Casual Outfits From Target

mix and match business casual outfits from Target

Is your office business casual and you want to update your wardrobe for fall and not spend a mint?   Check out these 15 Mix and Match Business Casual Outfits.  These pieces are all from Target so you can buy it all and not empty your checking account or you can use these outfits for inspiration for items from other stores. Many of you asked for this and we will try to have mix and match fashion posts at least a few times a month.  We will be adding more stores so be sure to suggest your favorites in the comments below.

Finding pieces that mix and match help make your clothing budget go farther. These are great for travel as well.  [Read more...]

Big Toms Shoes Sale Today At Zulily



There is a Toms Sale today at Zulily with Toms for adults and kids at great prices. Items will  going fast once the sale is live at 9:00 am  EST. If you spend more than $65 you will automatically get Zulily Free shipping.

Click these links to shop

30% Off TOMS at zulily + Free Shipping on Orders of $65+





Share Your Summer Travel Pictures with Onstar #whereintheUSA

This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and the OnStar blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

I am sure not ready for summer to be over. We have had a great time this summer traveling and enjoying family time. We just got back from an amazing trip to Orlando where we were immersed in Harry Potter’s world at Universal Orlando. My girls didn’t want to leave and go back to Muggle school. They would have much rather stayed at Hogwarts.



We also enjoyed some road trips to Northern Michigan this summer and had fun boating and fishing. My daughter and niece were so excited to catch these big trout. They are about half the length of these girls! We are always glad to have OnStar in our car because with OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation, you’re only 3 steps away from your destination. Read more about this great OnStar feature here.




It is about a 4 hour drive for us to Northern Michigan so it would be great to have OnStar with 4G LTE to stay connected. It offers built in Wi-Fi hotspot in your vehicle. Next year we want to take a trip to the Upper Peninsula and visit the state parks and Pictured Rocks. Hopefully, my next car will have OnStar with 4G LTE so I can share memories from the road. Views as beautiful as this need to be shared.


Even though summer is over, YOU can still share your pictures with your friends and more. I am sure you all have some great pictures of your summer travels. OnStar launched a campaign in July called #whereintheUSA where users can share photos of their summer journeys to help inspire others to get out there and see this great, beautiful country of ours. Here’s how you can participate:

1. Instagram your favorite travel photos (you can share one or a bunch!)

2. Use the hashtag #whereintheUSA and tag @OnStarUSA in the description of your photo.

3. Be sure to include the location of where your photo was taken

The top pictures may be featured on, or on their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts. You can find out all the details about this fun campaign here.

I will be checking out the hashtag and can’t wait to see your adventures!

20% Off Mini Boden Coupon Code & Boden Coupon Code – FREE Shipping & FREE Returns

There is a 15% Off Boden Coupon and  15% off Mini Boden coupon code . Plus you get Boden FREE shipping  on orders over $50!!! Code will automatically applied when you click through the link.


You can try coupon code HE27112C or HE27049R for 20% off EVERYTHING and free shipping & returns with no minimum. Just enter the coupon code on the shopping bag page. This code is supposed to only be good for new customers but I have had many reports that it works for everyone.


The Autumn collection has so so many cute items for women and kids.

Check out some of our favorite Mini Boden outfits for back to school for boys and girls.

Back to School Fall Outfits for Girls

Back to School Fall Outfits for Boys

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In order to receive the 15% off discount,  you need to click through a link on this page and the Mini Boden coupon code or Boden coupon code will automatically be applied. On order to receive 20% off be sure to enter the coupon code above on the shopping cart page.


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