Facebook Crayola Coupon Offer

Each week  through 12/18/2011 Crayola will be releasing new coupons on facebook.

Right now you can grab this hot coupon:
$3 off 2 Crayola Pop Art Pixies products

To get this coupon, you will need to:
Like crayola on facebook,
Click on the Holiday Savings tab.
click on week one.

While you are out shopping for the artist of the family, don’t forget the 2011 Crayola Rebate offer.

Old Navy: Thanksgiving Day & Black Friday Deals





Hours, Coupons, Special Promos:

  • Friday Morning Blockbuster – Friday Stores open at midnight.
  • Select outlet stores open at 10 p.m. on Thursday 24, for camera bundle giveaway.
    Kodak EasyShare Sport Waterproof Digital Camera Bundle
    (w/ purchase of $40 or more)
  • Store Hours Vary – check local store for details
    Friday – Stores open at midnight
    Thanksgiving Day 9am – 8pm
  • Old Navy Card Holders PreSale
    Get Friday deals Wednesday and Thursday, just use your Old Navy Card
  • Thursday Only Coupon: $10 off a $50 in Store Purchase

Eye-Popping Deals for Adults:


· Wool Blend Pea Coats – $29


· Famous Jeans for Adults$15.00


· Extremely Graphic Tees – $5

· Waffle-Knit Tops – $7

Fleece & Sweaters

· Sweaters – $15


  • · Outerwear for the Family50% OFF

For Her

Fleece & Sweaters

· Women’s Performance V-Neck Fleece – $5


· Slippers – $5

· Performance Fleece Gloves or Hats – $4

· Performance Fleece Scarves – $1

· Stretchy Gloves – $2

· Cozy Socks – $3

· Slipper Slides $5

Eye- Popping Deals for Kids & Babies


· Wool-Blend Pea Coats – $19


· Phenomenally Famous Jeans – $10

Fleece & Sweaters

· Powerhouse Performance Fleece – $5

· Sweaters – $15

· Waffle Knit Tops – $7


Phenomenally Famous Jeans – $15

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Amazon Toy Deals: Crayola, Melissa & Doug, Diary of a Wimpy Kid & More





Here’s another great Christmas idea from Amazon that is reasonably priced. They currently have Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Train $3.99.  These are regularly priced at $17.19, so it’s a 77% Savings — PLUS it ships FREE with Amazon Prime or qualifies for Free Super Saver Shipping.




Crayola Tabletop Portfolio Style Easel – $12.50 (reg $24.99)





Crayola Glow Station can create with Light! $18.14 (reg $39.99)




Crayola Glow Book – $14.99 (reg $29.99)


Here are a couple other HOT Amazon deals that would make great Christmas Gifts.  Keep in mind that Amazon prices can change very quickly, especially on items heavily discounted like the ones listed in this post.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever (Pre-Order)- $6.96 — Ships for Free November 15th

Bendaroos Mega Pack 500 Pieces – $8.16 (reg $23.99)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever $6.96 (reg $14.98)

Syma S107/S107G R/C Helicopter – $19.94 (reg $129.95)


Amazon has really been upping their game this year. If you’ve missed any go to Amazon Deals, or to Amazon Deals Right Now!


Thanks to Madame Deals & Pink Coupon Café!

Great Free Resources for Homeschool or Crafts at Home

I don’t know about ya’ll but sometimes I have a hard time playing with my kids.  Not that I don’t want to – I just feel like I don’t know how.  I’ll start to play then before I know it I have zoned out of their land of imagination.  (I hope I’m not the only mom who does this.)  However, I really enjoy coloring with them and learning new things.  Below are a couple of different resources you might want to check out.



Pumpkin Mini Helper  Click HERE.

I understand that not everyone participates in Halloween, so when I found this freebies I thought it would be a great resource.  This Mini Helper does not mention pumpkins in relation to Halloween. It briefly covers some simple facts about pumpkins. It can be used any time throughout the year. Facts about the squash that was once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites! This is just a quick mini helper to learn a few facts about pumpkins. 9 pages.

This was fun and easy to do with my kids.  It was easy for my 5 year old to understand and my 7 year old really enjoyed it.  The mini book includes coloring pages as well.



No Tricks, Just Treats – Ideas for using Halloween as an outreach opportunity! Click HERE.

Here is a great resource for your family to work together and reach out on Halloween.  Especially if you stay home and hand out candy, it creates a meaninful purpose and an opportunity to sow into the lives of other children.   This resource includes ideas for creating 15 Halloween treat ideas with a Christian message.  Includes printable cards to attach to suggested candy.  The printable cards are really cute.


Halloween Coloring Book HERE.

Halloween Coloring Book Perfect for those cool fall days or when your child just isn’t in the “studying mood”.   Coloring promotes creativity and imagination.  Fun for any child who likes to or is learning to color.


Games for Halloween Parties

If you are having a Halloween Party for your little ones, listed below are a few board or card games to check out.  Each come with full instructions how to play several different games with each.

Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe Board Game -

Vintage Halloween Playing Cards -


FREE 4th of July ebook: Recipes, Crafts, Decorations and more!

Get a FREE 4th of July eBook full of patriotic crafts, including the Stars and Stripes Pillow (page 16), a Patriotic Star Pinwheel (page 23) and a Firecracker Craft for Kids (page 46). This brand new 4th of July eBook contains quick and easy craft projects that will make your Independence Day celebration festive and fun. Create your own decorations and then try our quick and easy recipes to complete the celebration. Click Here.

A Shortcut to the 4th of July Crafts and Recipes -

Show your American pride with this downloadable collection of recipes, craft projects, fun decorates and entertainment ideas for the 4th of July.


  • Find the perfect July 4th recipes to complete your celebrations.
  • Patriotic Craft Projects to Decorate your Home
  • Ideas that include sewing, crochet, or paper no matter your skill level there are plenty of ideas to choose from.
  • 4th of July Craft Projects for Kids

I couldn’t resist, I had to take a peek.  Below are a couple of my favorites:)

Round Drinking Straw Ornaments – Super Cute Decorations
I love this idea, especially since it’s not messy!!  All you need are some straws, styrofoam and glue.  Grab a pair of scissors and you are ready to get started.

Patriotic Pretzel Sticks
I saw these pretzel sticks on teaching tiny tots and thought they looked so yummy and festive.  I’d love to make these with my kids.  Have any of you decorated pretzel rods before?   I haven’t looked for them before but wondered if I can find them in a regular grocery store or not?  You can find recipe above here. -Thanks teaching-tiny-tots.

Love this idea of “Picnic Helpers!”
Rachel Griffith of P.S. I Quilt this great craft project using empty aluminum cans.  She describes these picnic helpers as the perfect answer if you ……..
ever need to grab a fork, only to find that they are all inside a baggy and your fingers are covered in bbq sauce???
ever need a place to throw those empty hotdog bun bags until you reach a trash can???
well if you answered yes to any of those questions…this tutorial is SO for.

To find this step by step tutorial scroll down below the ebook here.   With her simple instructions and step by step photos this looks like a really easy fun project to do with my kids.

(image Designs by Donald Zolan)

Finally, my kids have asked  a lot of questions about the meaning of 4th of July.  I found a great website here that includes teaching resources, coloring pages, games, word search printables, and much more.