Couponing for the Rest of Us

Netflix: FREE 1-Month Trial and New Features (We LOVE it!)

Word on the street is that Netflix rates are going up- and soon. (Check out this USA Today article) After Amazon’s recent Prime price-hike it’s no surprise that Netflix will be following suit – but those of us who got in at the $7.99/month rate will be grandfathered in at this rate for 2 years. :)

This is the perfect time to take advantage of the Netflix FREE 1 Month Trial Offer.   My family loves uses Netflix every. single. day.  If it weren’t for my hubby and his Sports addiction, we’d ONLY use Netflix.  I think it’s worth every penny of the $7.99 a month we pay to subscribe.




In case it’s been awhile since you’ve tried Netflix, they’re not just a mail-order movie company anymore…

Netflix Features we love:


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DIY Laundry Detergent


DIY Laundry Detergent

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Make a St. Patrick’s Day Cake (+ Foods you can turn GREEN)


St. Patrick’s Day Cake

Looking for a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year?  Start a new family tradition with a St. Patrick’s Day Cake!   While this is definitely NOT a Pinterest-Perfect cake, it’s one that’s very kid-helper friendly.  :)   The kids can help you with this one from start to finish!

Add gummy worms for the tradition of him “driving the snakes out of Ireland” and you’re all set!

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Cat Facts Prank – The best April Fool’s prank I’ve EVER pulled! (UPDATE)


If you’re looking for an April Fool’s Day prank that will really “get” somebody good -  I highly recommend the Cat Facts Prank!! 

(NOTE: I’ve updated this post with directions to set up a Google Voice account – which you’ll need to text anonymously)

Jamie here, over the years I’ve pulled lots of little April Fool’s pranks on family and friends, but this by far the BEST April Fool’s prank I’ve ever done to anyone. ;)

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Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe & Fun Facts!

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Mardis Gras King Cake Recipe

Next Tuesday is Mardi Gras – meaning “Fat Tuesday” in French – and it’s the last hurrah before the Season of Lent begins (on Ash Wednesday)! If you’ve ever wanted to find an easy and yummy Mardis Gras King Cake recipe – we’ve got a great one for you :)

For many, Ash Wednesday signals the start of a season that includes fasting, moderation, spiritual discipline and repentance in preparation for Easter.  However, Mardis Gras is all about merrymaking and getting rid of all that yummy food in the house… by eating it!

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Valentine’s Craft: DIY Tutorial Crafty Fun Hand Print Tree


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If you’re snowed in today – here’s a fun last minute Valentine Craft to do with the kiddos!

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DIY Oil Pan Sled


DIY Oil Pan Sled

Jamie here – it finally snowed BIG here in Cleveland, TN and the kids have never been sledding before.  I do have a couple saucer sleds – but went out into the snowstorm tonight to look for more (and bigger) versions just in case we are able to find the perfect hill tomorrow morning.

Unfortunately, every store was COMPLETELY sold out of sleds.

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Olympic Cake Ideas | Olympic Ring Cupcakes


Just a reminder – The Opening Ceremonies are tonight – surprise the kids with this easy treat!

Jamie here, after prepping 40 tons of food for Super Bowl Sunday, I just didn’t have it in me to come up with any elaborate Olympic Cake ideas for Thursday – so I totally cheated with these Olympic Ring Cupcakes.  (Please don’t judge me!)

For this time-saving Olympic cake idea you need just 3 ingredients: Snack Cakes, M&M’s and Peanut Butter.  Sounds like your kinda recipe?  Me too :)


Here’s how to make this time-saving Olympic cake idea:

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