Free Coffee Roundup for National Coffee Day, Sept. 29, 2015



Today is National Coffee day, and we have a roundup of some FREE COFFEE offers for all you coffee lovers! Enjoy!


Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating National Coffee Day…and the 1-year anniversary of their Dark Roast Coffee. Get a free medium hot or iced Dark Roast coffee on 9/29.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea is offering a free small cup of Major Dickason’s Blend with any food purchase.

Wawa is giving away free coffee–any size–all day.

Get a free 12 oz coffee at participating LaMar’s Donuts locations.

Try a new generation of coffee at Sheetz.

Post your best #OfficeMugShot on social media and have a chance to win a coffee prize pack from Staples.

Get a free coffee AND doughnut at Krispy Kreme!

Eight O’Clock will be giving away free samples of their new Coffee Thins.

Get a free coffee from Kahwa Coffee.

Buy a cup of Amy’s Blend at Caribou Coffee and they’ll pay it forward by donating a cup to both nurses and families in cancer centers across the country.

Text FREECOFFEE to 33733 and get a free hot or iced coffee in any size from Cumberland Farms.

Get a free cup of  hot coffee at Martha Stewart Cafe.

Free hot or iced coffee, any flavor and any size, after 3 p.m. at Stewart’s.

Get a 12 oz cup of coffee for just 25 cents at Whole Foods.

Send a free National Coffee Day eCard from PunchBowl.

Pilot Flying J will post a coupon on their Facebook page for a free 16 oz coffee.

Get a free small coffee at participating McDonald’s locations during breakfast hours.


Thanks, Sample a Day!

Time to Dust off your Shelfies!! #StreamTeam

Netflix Logo Update 2014



While you spent the summer shuffling the kids sports games, helping them keep up their reading skills or giving the little ones their baths, you probably missed episodes – if not full seasons – of some great shows. Fall is the perfect time to cuddle up and dust off your shelfies.

What’s a shelfie? We all have them – they’re the shows you’ve been wanting to watch but they’ve been sitting on the virtual shelf because…well, because you’re a parent and who has the time?


Here are just a few I would like to finish…



Netflix series JerichoWish there were more episodes of this one!


Netflix series Midsommer Murder

Netflix series Rosemary and thymeLove these English sh0ws…



Netflix series White CollarLove me some crime solving!!



Netflix series when calls the heartWhen my husband is out for the evening… ;)



Netflix seriesAnd last, but certainly not least, two of my favorite HGTV shows!



I have only watched two movies this month, but they were both fantastic and I wanted to share them with you! My very favorite is October Baby. WOW- if you haven’t seen this movie, now is the time to watch it! Powerful, inspiring, tear-jerking…just a few of the words that come to mind. Love, love the premise behind this movie. Worth the watch!


Netflix October Baby

October Baby



The Prize Winner caught our eye one evening and we decided to give it a try. Loved it! Hubby and I laughed and cried…great movie! Had no idea that housewives wrote the little commercial “ditties” for companies like Coca Cola back in the day!


Netflix Prize Winner


So many great movies on Netflix these days! What have you been streaming lately? Be sure to share; I would love to hear from you!



Note: As part of the Netflix Stream Team I am given movie suggestions, crafts, and recipes each month, as well as a complimentary subscription. This does not affect my opinion in any way. I have enjoyed Netflix as a frugal family entertainment option for years prior to joining the Stream Team.




Shutterfly: FREE 8×8 hardcover photo book thru 9/17! ($29.99 value)

Just had to jump on here and share about the free photo book I just ordered from Shutterfly. I’m already working on Christmas gifts, and this is a perfect chance to jump at a freebie. I paid $8 for tax and shipping, but got a $29.99 book for free! Yippee!

Click here to make your photo book. Didn’t take me long at all! Use promo code: FREETREAT.


Here are the details:

Offer expires September 17, 2015 (11:59 P.M. PT). Offer is good for one free 20-standard finish page 8×8 hard photo cover photo book through, our mobile-friendly site, the Shutterfly Photo Story app for iPad or iPhone app (some book restrictions apply via the iPhone app). Offer cannot be redeemed more than once per account and/or billing address. Taxes, shipping, and handling will apply. Customer may add options to their 8×8 book (additional pages, StorytellingTM styles and elements, photo book accessories, other cover types, etc.) at additional cost. Alternatively, customer may apply the current price of a 20-standard finish page 8×8 hard photo cover photo book (after taking into account any current discounts on toward the purchase of a larger photo book. Not valid on 5×7, 7×9, or 8×8 soft cover photo books, TripPix, prepaid plans, other products, prior purchases and purchases made on the Shutterfly apps. Cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with other offers or credits. Not valid for resale.

Shutterfly Free Stuff

Guest Room Re-Do: took 2 hours and cost $11.99!

Time for another “old house” update. If you’ve been following my house posts, you’ll know that we’ve been slowly updating a Montgomery, AL 1960′s house we purchased in October of 2013. Today I want so share my super frugal guest room update with you.

We have three bedrooms (and we have three boys!) so I had been using this room for the two older boys. They all decided they wanted to bunk together in the same room, so…wow! Now I have a guest bedroom!


Here is a true  “before” picture from when we first purchased the home.

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We painted the room a pretty light blue and updated the hardware and light/outlets covers right away.


These days, if you stand still in my house for too long, you just may get painted! I decided that the headboard of my guest bed needed the kind of help a little paint and distressing could provide. I had some paint left over from my distressed couch project, so I didn’t have to spend a penny on paint this time. I gave the headboard a good sanding and then two quick coats of paint.


Guest Room Headboard1


Guest room headboard2


After some distressing…

Guest bedroom distressed


I had been wanting to get a mirror over the dresser, so I made a trip to Good Will and got this one for only $11.99. It had good bones, but looked much better once it was painted and distressed! I sanded it and then taped off the mirror before painting:


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After the first coat of paint…

guest mirror2


After the paint dried on both of these pieces I used sand paper to do the distressing. I then used some low-grade steel wool to rough it up a bit more. It even added a very slight blue hue, which I loved in my blue room!


Final touches in the room: I gathered a few things I wasn’t using well in other areas of the house: a letter “A” that had the same coloring and shimmer as the lamp, some seashells, a clock, etc. So fun! And so cheap.


Here is the final product!

Guest room 2


Guest room

Back to School and Learning with Netflix! #StreamTeam

Netflix Logo Update 2014

August 13th seems like such an early start for school, but we have had our “first days” and we are off to the races! My oldest son started 2nd grade this year, and I will be homeschooling him! He and I are both super excited, and…so far, so good! We are using the classical education model for schooling, so we will have a strong focus on logic and memorization. He will learn how to diagram a sentence, how to analyze literature, and in history he will learn all about the middle ages. Super cool stuff! He is crazy about math and science, so I’m really looking forward to huge progress in those subjects this year.

Joel first day of second grade

My second son just started Kindergarten and is loving it! Today he came home and announced that he now knows the names of two of his classmates by heart. Although he is already reading simple words, he cannot wait to get proficient in reading. Fun days ahead for this sweet boy!

Nathan first day of kindergarten

My challenge is going to be to keep my third son (two) occupied and busy while I teach my second grader. Today we got out his absolute favorite: Thomas the Tank Engine (and all the tracks), bristle blocks, and even the easel with chalk and crayons!

First day of school 2015

First day of school 2015


In addition to his toys and crafts, my littlest is allowed to spend 30 minutes each morning watching an educational show on Netflix, such as one of the Leapfrog episodes (my absolute favorite- so fun and educational!), Little Einsteins, or one of the titles listed below.

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Reading Rainbow- NOW STREAMING!

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Magic School Bus


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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!


After an afternoon of play, reading, piano practice, etc., I allow the older boys to watch their favorite educational shows: Odd Squad and Wild Kratts- both of which stream on Netflix! I really appreciate the opportunity Netflix affords my kids to blend entertainment with learning- while providing me with the ability to make dinner in peace! :)


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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

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How the State Got Their Shapes

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Odd Squad

Before I go, I have to tell you…Netflix is now streaming one of my absolute favs: Leap Year!! I am so stinkin’ excited!!! If you haven’t seen it, stop what you’re doing right now, grab a snack and watch it. Seriously.


Leap Year



What have you been streaming on Netflix recently? I would love to hear from you!



Note: As part of the Netflix Stream Team I am given movie suggestions, crafts, and recipes each month, as well as a complimentary subscription. This does not affect my opinion in any way. I have enjoyed Netflix as a frugal family entertainment option for years prior to joining the Stream Team.



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