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We all like to save money, but we don't often have time to run all over town looking for the best deals. And for many of us with kids in tow (myself included) there is no such thing as running quickly into a store to comparison shop. Honestly, I feel like I am doing well just to get to the grocery store. I often find it is easier to shop online when the kids are in bed.
With the recent move, I am finding that we need lots of things to make our house feel like a home. The more we unpack, the more I discover we need. We have found several pieces of furniture and things for organizing various spaces in the home, however we still have a long way to go. We have a board game/guest room that needs a lot of attention, including new furniture. In addition, we still need some organizational things for the boys' rooms and the living room. With limited time and budget, I decided to check out Groupon Goods.
I found the Groupon Goods site easy to navigate with categories listed on the left side of the page. I have been shopping in the storage and organization section and am amazed at the huge selection of affordable, quality goods. There is literally something for every wish on my list.
If you need some things for your home, visit Groupon Goods. You will love the selection and affordable prices.
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My boys don't usually leave any bananas lying around to ripen for banana bread, but what a treat it is when they do. Waking up to a fresh loaf of banana bread makes my day. Plus, it is so easy to slice and serve with deli meats and cheeses for a fast school morning breakfast.
Truly moist and delicious...each bite has just the right amount of sweetness.
Like any busy Mom, I like feeding my family homemade food, but I also like simplicity in the kitchen. I make this banana bread batter in one bowl to save myself time both cooking and doing dishes. For more time saving and delicious recipes see my slow cooker recipes.
1 1/2 C. (about 3) bananas, mashed
1/2 C. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 C. granulated sugar
1/4 C. brown sugar
1/4 C. honey
1 3/4 C. flour (I use 1/4 C. rice flour and 1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 C. chopped walnuts (optional)
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a loaf pan.
2. With a wooden spoon mix bananas, eggs, butter, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
3. Next stir in the sugars and honey.
4. Lastly, stir in the rest of the ingredients, stirring until combined. Batter will be thick.
5. Pour batter into pan and bake for 50-55 minutes until golden brown.
6. Cool on a wire rack, then remove from pan. Let bread cool completely before slicing.
Want to learn more about the health benefits of bananas? Read 24 Science backed health benefits of bananas.
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If you have read any of my recent posts, you know that we have been extremely busy. We moved about a week and a half ago, then school started for the boys a few days after we moved. We have been unpacking and trying to get organized so that we can function normally. My husband is a professor so he is busy with his first week of school working late nights and leaving the house early in the morning before the boys get off to school. And to top it all off, I am 7 months pregnant. Needless to say, it is a very busy season for us. So when I find simple ways to save, I go for it.
Since moving into the new house, we have found that we need to buy several things, especially for the boys rooms. This is the first time that our oldest has had his own room so we are outfitting two rooms for the boys. With so much on our "to-buy" list, I decided to check out Groupon Coupons. I have bought Groupons in the past, but never used their coupons before. I was delighted to see coupons for stores I patronize already, like JCPenney. I printed a coupon for 20% off and headed to my local JCPenney store. I found some great twin XL sheets for the younger boys' new bunk beds at an already competitive price and saved an additional 20% with my Groupon Coupon.
Since our "to-buy" list is still a work in progress and my time is limited, I am going to use Groupon Coupons to save money when shopping online too. There are so many available stores and the coupons are a simple way to save, making my life easier in the process.
Make sure to check out Groupon Coupons. You might just find a coupon for something on your "to-buy" list too.
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As Moms we want the best for our children. We want them to have success and happiness in life and on a more basic level, we want them to grow up in a safe and loving environment. This includes the products we use to care for our children and our homes.
This is one of the many reasons I love WaterWipes. WaterWipes do not contain any harmful chemicals. They are a safer, natural option for babies and children. WaterWipes contain only 99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract.
Here my youngest is demonstrating how strong WaterWipes are. They are thick and feel almost fabric like. Their softness and strength is a perfect combination for cleaning baby's delicate skin.
WaterWipes have many uses for cleaning up without any added chemicals. They are perfect for cleaning messy faces and hands on the go. They are also handy when your your little ones want to help clean. You can let them help clean dirty countertops without worrying about cleaning chemicals coming into contact with their skin. (Excuse the boxes in the background. We have been moving for the past week.)
My youngest has pretty much gotten potty training down, but still has the occasional accident which requires a not so fun clean-up for Mom. Plus, I find WaterWipes helpful for toilet training when little ones are still learning to clean themselves and need parental assistance. I keep them handy for easy clean-up in the bathroom. Make sure not to flush them though, they need to go in the trash can.
Ever stare at store shelves wondering which product to buy? Now you can find WaterWipes, the world's purest baby wipes at your favorite stores, like Babies"R"Us. I have enjoyed the convenience of shopping at Babies"R"Us for my baby needs for years and with a baby on the way, this will continue.
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We have been so busy lately. I just finished up my last summer graduate class and we have spent the past week packing, moving, and cleaning. In fact we are still moving the last of our things and cleaning our old home. To add to our craziness of going through a move, we will be adjusting to a completely new school and all the changes that it brings. New routines, clubs, sports, and activities while fun and enriching add more to our already full plates. It is a busy season with so much going on in our lives and with school starting this week that we have to be careful not to get too run down. Plus as a mother of three with a new baby on the way, I have to make sure and stay healthy so that I can take care of my family.
I developed the sniffles this week and was glad to stock up on some things to help ward off any colds. I purchased Emergen-C and ChapStick at my local Walmart. Emergen-C is packed with B-vitamins, antioxidants, electrolytes plus more vitamin C than 10 oranges. Plus with over 20 flavors, there are plenty of varieties to choose from*. ChapStick softens and protects lips every day with 11 moisturizing ingredients. SPF 12 provides UVB protection and the hydrating formula contains aloe and vitamin E. I love the tropical ChapStick flavors which come in a convenient 3-pack. My oldest actually picked out the tropical ChapStick and is so excited about them.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
You can find Emergen-C and ChapStick at Walmart in the health and beauty section located near the pharmacy, specifically under the heading Cold & Flu.
I decided to make some delicious Vitamin C packed popsicles for an extra boost with fresh pineapple, Emergen-C, cream of coconut and pineapple juice (not pictured).
First core and chop a fresh pineapple.
Then put all ingredients in the blender.
Blend to make a beautiful creamy puree. This would be so good as a smoothie blended with some crushed ice too.
Pour into popsicle molds or paper cups to freeze.
Pineapple Coconut Orange Popsicles
1 fresh pineapple, chunked
1 cup cream of coconut
2 to 3 packets of Emergen-C (orange flavored)
½ cup pineapple juice
1. Cut pineapple into chunks then place in blender.
2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until pureed.
3. Pour into popsicle molds or paper cups with popsicle sticks and freeze.
4. Place molds under warm running water a few seconds to loosen popsicles or peel off paper cups.
Makes 8 to 10 popsicles depending on size of molds. These popsicles are delicious and remind me of a creamsicle with their creamy icy texture. If you want them less creamy and more icy, use less or omit the coconut cream.
Enjoy extra savings when you stock up at Walmart on both Emergen-C and ChapStick with these coupons just in time for the busy back-to-school season. We love shopping at Walmart since it has everything we need and find ourselves there on a weekly basis. We always pick up some groceries while there and even finished up our school shopping on this trip.
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