Dollie and Me Matching Pajamas for Girls and Dolls – Fits American Girl

My daughters love their American Girl dolls and love to dress like them.  They especially love to have matching pajamas. American Girl sells matching doll and girl pajamas but they are $54. If you are looking for something more economical, I suggest Dollie and Me Pajamas. These pajamas work for all 18 in dolls including American Girl and Madame Alexander. [Read more…]

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The holidays are almost here? Are you ready?  Would you like  to learn tips and tricks to stretch your holiday budget even more this shopping season, including:

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There are three upcoming classes.

Nov 4, 2013

Troy Public Library
510 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084
6:30 — 8:00 PM

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Nov 6, 2013

Farmington Community Library — Farmington Branch
23500 Liberty St, Farmington, MI ,48335
6:30 — 8:00 PM

This class is sponsored by the library and free to all attendees. You do not need to be a  Farmington resident to attend.

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Nov 11, 2013

Canton Public Library
1200 South Canton Center Road, Canton, Mi 48188
7:00 — 8:30 PM

This class is sponsored by the library and free to all attendees. You do not need to be a  Canton resident to attend.

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 Last day to grab these FREE labels!

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Doggie Gift Basket – A Great Dog Gift #CBIAS #ILOVEMYK9

You may remember my post where I talked about buying items to make a doggie gift basket. Since our dog is part of the family, I wanted her to have a great Christmas morning like the rest of us.

I decided to make a gift basket with items that she likes and that are practical. I filled the basket with dog treats, a toy, and brush.  I was surprised be the sheer amount of dog treats available. In the end, I picked up Milk-Bone®, Pup-Peroni Treats and Milo’s Kitchen Treats.  The picture below shows everything I bought to make the basket.

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You make notice that I didn’t buy a basket.  I knew that I could use a basket that I already had at home.  This is one way to save money when you make a gift basket such as this one.


I also did not buy any filler at the store. I knew that I had plenty of tissue paper at home. I took each piece and crumpled them to fill the basket. I put more paper in the back of the basket so the pet treats would be higher. That way you can see all the items in the final gift basket.

Next, I loaded it all up in the basket.

Then I added the cellophane bag around the basket and some ribbon and in no time at all I had a very nice looking gift basket filled with practical and fun items for my dog. Doesn’t it look just perfect under the tree?

The Bargain Shopper Dog loved her basket even though it is hard to tell from this picture. (She hates having her picture taken) She has been playing with her Angry Birds toy and enjoying the treats.  She has spent hours trying to get the treats out of some of the treat dispenser toys we own.




Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for CollectiveBias. #CBias  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Last Day For Christmas Delivery with Super Saver Shipping From Amazon


Today is the last day to order with Amazon Free Super Saver Shipping  and receive your items by Christmas.  There are still tons of  Top Holiday Deals going on.

There is a  70% Off Toys Sale with toys starting as low as $4!  There are great discounted toys for girls. boys and preschoolers.

If you need a few stocking stuffers, there are over 200 toys included in the Toys Under $5 Sale!  This adorable Ty Beanie Boos Nacho – Dog is 70% off and just $2.39!  There are a few other Beanie Boos marked down to $2.39 as well.

If you are interested in Calico Critters there is a 50% Off Select Calico Critters Sale. This is a great way to pick up Calico Critters that are rarely discounted this much.

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25 Days of Toys Sale with Free Shipping – Lalaloopsy Sale Today

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Target is having a 25 Days of Toys Sale where there is a new toy each day on super special.

Today’s toy is the Lalaloopsy Doll with Stove Top Playset marked down from $34.99 to just $19.99 plus it includes FREE shipping. My guess is this will sell out fairly quickly.

There is a new toy sale though each day so you will want to check back each day to see whether the toy deal is one you need.

Also they are offering free shipping on top toys for the holidays which includes tons of top brands.

Check out the Target Toy Sale and Daily Deals today!

Buy 1 Get 2 Free Photo Calendars & 40% off Photo Cards

If you are looking for great gift for parents, grandparents, great grandparents and more, I highly suggest Photo Calendars. I make several different calendars each year and everyone loves them.

If you want this to be a bargain gift, check out this new B1G2 Calendars Snapfish Coupon Code. Now through Dec 14, when you use the coupon code CALDEC  at checkout you can Buy 1 and get 2 FREE!

You can guess what I will be working on the next few days!

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FREE and Bargain Holiday/ Christmas Music

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How about some FREE Holiday/ Christmas Music! Amazon offers a new Free Holiday/ Christmas music download each day.  There are available all month so be sure to check out the 6 songs already available plus a new one will be added each day. You might want to bookmark FREE Holiday/ Christmas Music the page so you can come back each day for your FREE music!


If you are looking for other bargain ways to add to your holiday/ Christmas music selection be sure to check out the 100 Holiday/ Christmas Albums for $5 each.

If you are looking for just a few songs,  then check out the $.69 Holiday/ Christmas Songs.

I can’t write a post about Christmas music without mentioning one of my favorite Christmas albums – John Denver and The Muppets – A Christmas Together.

I used to listen to this album and a child and my whole family loves it now.  If you went to the Muppet Movie like we did and are looking for a Muppet holiday album, I highly recommend this one.

Just a quick reminder that Amazon’s MP3 downloads work seamlessly with iTunes.

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Holiday/ Christmas Gift Ideas For Everyone – Kids, Babies, Women & Men

So how are you doing on your holiday gift list?  Is there anyone that you need a little inspiration on?

Then you should check out Amazon Gift Ideas page.  It is updated daily with their most popular products ordered as gifts.

Here are just a few of the categories.

100 ideas in games and toys

Gift Ideas in Books

Gift Ideas in Movies and TV

Gift Ideas in Gourmet Gifts

Gift Ideas in Kitchen & Dining

Gift Ideas in Electronics


Find the perfect gift with Amazon Gift Ideas

Toy Advent Calenders – Sale on Lego City Advent Calendar

lego city advent calendar saleWe usually buy the $1 candy advent calendars from Trader Joe’s  but I have noticed a bunch of toy ones recently.

The most popular seem to be the Lego calendars.

The LEGO City Advent Calendar 7553 is currently on sale for $26.23 which is a very good price. This is tempting to me.

The LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (7958) is $39.97. This one seems to be hard to find and rarely marked down.

There are also some other toy versions.

The Polly Pocket Advent Calendar is $25.25. Any Polly Pocket fan would be sure to love this.

The Playmobil Advent Calendar: Xmas in Forest set is $37.49 at Amazon.  If are looking for a Playmobil one, there are a few at Playmobil Advent calendars at Toys R Us and they start at just $18.99!  Plus there is free shipping with no minimum purchase at Toys R Us through November 18.

So do you buy toy advent calendars?  Have you seen them in stores already?  Let me know in the comments.  I think  I will go check at my local Target unless I just go ahead and buy the LEGO City Advent Calendar. Or maybe I should just stick with the $1 candy version.

So what do you do at your home?



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