Toys R Us Black Friday Deals 2013

black friday deals

Toys R Us is trying something that is starting to become a trend with retailers: in 2013, Toys R Us will open at 5pm on Thursday.  In fact, some of the doorbuster deals will ONLY be available on Thursday. So if you stay home on Thanksgiving, you'll miss them. Which just reinforces my plan of sitting home in my PJ's, eating leftover turkey, and shopping online (or at least bringing you all the best online deals!) What will you be doing? Here are … [Read more...]

Last Minute Gift Ideas – Affordable and Thoughtful Gifts for Everyone on your List

Green Kid Crafts

Kindles - Free 2 Day Shipping on ALL Kindles Magazine Subscriptions - From Dec 22-23 There are a TON of magazines from Yoga Journal to ESPN starting at only $3.99 per year at Discount Mags.  Add the voucher to the current issue of the magazine, and you have am affordable last minute gift.  Are you REALLY in a bind? If you're ordering Dec 24-25, you can see all the Magazine deals available here. Green Kids Craft Box - $5 off a new … [Read more...]

Free Shipping Day! Here are all the stores offering FREE Shipping Today

Today, December 17, is free shipping day! Here are many of the stores offering free shipping today. This list will be updated as the day goes on. If you know of any other free shipping deals, please let me know in the comments and I'll add it. No Minimum Purchase Requirements: Abe's Market: No code needed Cardstore: Use code CCP2147 to get 70% off + free shipping on Holiday Cards and Invites Lands End: RECEIVE $40 OFF AN ORDER OF … [Read more...]

VTech MobiGo 2 Learning System just $20.99!

VTech MobiGo

The VTech MobiGo 2 Touch Learning System - Pink is only $20.99 today! This is the best price I've seen on this item so far this season. You can get free shipping on your order of $25+ or with Amazon Prime. Features: Four different modes of playing: Motion, touchscreen, microphone and slide-out keyboard Qwerty keyboard helps kids become familiar with a keyboard layout Toy can also function as an e-reader, photo album, photo viewer and … [Read more...]

Burt’s Bees Grab Bag is Back – Hurry!

Burts's Bees Grab Bag

The Burt's Bees Grab Bag is back!  If you missed it a few weeks ago, here is your chance to snag $50 worth of high quality Burt's Bees items  for only $25! I got mine a few weeks ago and was able to make it into 2 different complete gifts. There are a whopping 13 items in each grab bag, and 5 are full-size! My only advice? Hurry because these sell out fast. Shipping is free on orders of $25 or more, and there are many $1 items in the … [Read more...]

Holiday Cards just $0.29 per card + Free Shipping

Cardstore 29 cents

There's STILL time to send Holiday cards to your friends and family! Sometimes it pays to procrastinate, because TODAY ONLY, you can get your Holiday Cards for 29¢ each + Free Shipping at Cardstore!  Use code CCP2229 at checkout to take advantage of this fabulous deal. Personalize your Holiday cards with photos, a personal message, and Cardstore will mail the cards directly to you OR to your friends and family. This is an even better value … [Read more...]

This Morning on 13-WHAM CW – Last Minute Frugal Gifts

Did you catch my segment this morning with Norma Holland talking about easy last minute DIY gifts? Check out the clip above if you missed it.   For information on all the gifts we talked about and more, you can see all my DIY holiday ideas here. … [Read more...]

Last Minute Holiday Gifts – 17 Easy to Make, Put Together, or Buy on the fly Ideas

Last Minute Gifts

Are you really in a bind? I know very few people who wouldn't like a nice big mug filled with some of their favorite tea or coffee with a bow on top. :) Edible Gifts: DIY Gifts: Chocolate Toffee Coconut Bark Peppermint Bark Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles Giftable Pancake Mix in a Jar Blondies in a Jar Holiday Cookie Recipes: The 12 Days of Cookies Chocolate Orange Truffles Herb-Infused Vinegar Herb-Infused Olive … [Read more...]

Babushkups Nesting Glasses just $17.24 Shipped + 20% off at Ecomom

Babushkups nesting glasses

Ecomom's deal of the day is 20% off all Stocking Stuffers and hostess gifts! There are a ton of items for everyone on your list on sale, but I am in LOVE with these Babushkups Nesting Glasses. They're so charming and whimsical. They're $19, but after this discount you'll pay only $17.24, and that includes $2.99 shipping. Of course if your purchase totals $50, you'll get free shipping. … [Read more...]

Make it Yourself: DIY Body Polish

BODYPOLISH

Everyone loves luxury. This decadent body polish feels so rich, you won't believe it's homemade with items from your kitchen. It makes a beautiful last minute gift you can whip up in under 5 minutes! Here's what you need: 4 tbsp coconut oil 1/2 cup brown sugar 4 tbsp honey 3 drops lavender essential oil Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl. That's it! Carefully ladle the mixture into a 4-oz canning jar, add … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

I haven't had good luck trying new recipes lately. Often when I cook, I am tweaking, trying new things, and experimenting. Many times I'm rewarded with a fun new recipe. Other times, like last week, I had several complete flops, most notably in my attempt for a vegan coconut macaroon (who knew eggs were that important!?) I'm SO thrilled that this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles was a huge hit in my house, coming off the tails of those … [Read more...]

Alex Learning and Eco Toys 60% off!

alex eco crafts

Many Alex toys are up to 60% off at Amazon today! I love to stash these away for birthdays and special occasions throughout the year. Even better, all Alex toys on sale today ship free with $25+ purchase or with Amazon Prime. If you got it, make sure you use your $5 off a $25 purchase deal from Amazon, too! You can see the full selection of Alex Toys on sale here. Some of the best deals: Alex Eco Craft - $8.80 Alex Car … [Read more...]

Kidkraft Wooden 3-Story Dollhouse with Furniture only $75, Shipped

Kidkraft dollhouse

If you're looking for a wooden dollhouse under $100, the KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage is only $75, shipped at Amazon right now. Features: This adorable dollhouse comes with a whopping 19 pieces of furniture and would make a great gift for any occasion. Two molded plastic staircases Three levels of open space 19 pieces of furniture Windows that open and close This dollhouse also got overwhelmingly excellent reviews. It looks … [Read more...]

American Girl (Knock-off) Furniture and Clothing 50% off + free shipping – Great reviews, too

American Girl Knock Off Furniture

Did you score one of the great American Girl Doll deals this morning and need a place for your dolls to sleep or store their clothes? There are some nice deals about American Girl-compatible accessories on Amazon today. I know many people see the dolls as an investment or an heirloom piece, and I get that. But the accessories and furniture for 18" dolls can really add up, so here are some deals on items for her new doll. Note: these are not the … [Read more...]

Blue Water Bento - Ocean-friendly bento lunch boxes by ECOlunchbox