An ALDI-licious birthday breakfast!

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Inspire the Dreams of your Kids with these Netflix Titles! #StreamTeam

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It’s birthday season in our house! We have had THREE birthdays within TWELVE days! Today is my youngest’s two-year-old birthday. He’s been running around the house yellowing, “TWO!” all day yesterday and today. I love it!!

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My oldest just turned seven, and I can hardly believe it. One of my favorite things to ask him is what he wants to be when he grows up. Naturally, the list has changed drastically over the past year. He wants to be everything from a pastor to a race car driver and a police officer! I love it.

Birthday- Joel

Several Netflix titles help to inspire the dreams of little ones and teenagers. Check out and enjoy this fun and inspiring list of titles and don’t miss the fun vision craft at the end of the post… :)

Someday, I will…

For your little kids:

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1. Build and fix things: Handy Manny
2. Make a discovery: Sid the Science Kid
3. Walk on the moon: Justin Time: Blast off!: S1E13
4. Explore the ocean: Octonauts

For your big kids:

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1. Make sweet treats: Cupcake Wars
2. Get into show biz: Fame High
3. Represent Team USA: The Gabby Douglas Story
4. Master the kitchen: Chopped

Vision Board


To keep the kids chasing their dreams, map out those big ideas on a DIY vision board. Cut inspirational words out of magazines, print photos of favorite characters or add your own knick-knacks and trinkets. Learn how to make your own here.


How about you? 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.


An ALDI-licious birthday breakfast!

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Today is a fun day in our house. It’s my husband’s birthday!


Food is always a fun part of birthday celebrations in our house, so of course we had to have a yummy breakfast. :) I realized afterward that everything we enjoyed came from a recent ALDI trip! Pancakes made from ALDI’s baking mix, fresh sausage, cranberry orange muffins, and freshly-ground coffee! The coffee was delicious…and if you want a chance to win a free three-month supply, plus a $25 ALDI gift certificate, come enter my giveaway! The giveaway ends Sunday, February 8th.

The giveaway ends at midnight, Sunday, February 8th. – See more at:
The giveaway ends at midnight, Sunday, February 8th. – See more at:
The giveaway ends at midnight, Sunday, February 8th. – See more at:


Happy birthday, Todd! I can’t imagine a more loving and devoted husband and father, friend and companion in life! I LOVE YOU!


Todd and boys

ALDI GIVEAWAY: 3 month coffee supply + $25 gift certificate!

New at Aldi

I’m so excited; I have been waiting to share this giveaway with you since December!


ALDI has just recently re-branded their coffee line. A number of former Beaumont Coffee products transitioned to the new Barissimo brand in early 2015. Product taste and pricing remain the same.


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Now for the fun part… ALDI will be providing one of my readers with a three-month supply of their new Barissimo coffee line, PLUS a $25 ALDI gift certificate! WOO-HOO!


Before you enter the giveaway, check out the stats on this awesome new line:


  • The line features nine bagged and single serve coffee items, along with additional seasonal and Special Buy items that will be available for a limited time.


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  • The following items are now sold under the Barissimo brand: (Can you believe these prices?? AMAZING!)


o    Ready-to-drink Iced Coffees (French Vanilla, Mocha and Coffee) – $1.19

o    Whole Bean Coffee (Morning Roast and Donut Store) – $3.99

o    Fair Trade Coffee (Medium and Dark Roast) – $3.99

o    Donut Store Ground Coffee – $3.99

o    12 oz. Bag Coffee (Breakfast Blend, House Blend, and French Roast) – $3.99

o    Assorted Flavored Coffee (French Vanilla and Hazelnut) – $4.99

o    Flavored Coffee Cups (French Vanilla and Hazelnut) – $4.79

o    Regular Roast Coffee Cups (Breakfast and Donut) – $4.79

o    Specialty Roast Coffee Cups (Fair Trade Colombian and Dark Roast) – $4.79


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Prices based on retails on 1/7/2015. Prices subject to change and may vary by store location.

Don’t wait – go try the coffee for yourself today! Locate your nearest ALDI here.



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Entering the giveaway is easy. The only mandatory entry is to follow me on Facebook! But there are several ways you can gain extra entries. Just follow the directions in the Rafflecopter form that follows.


Hurry! The giveaway ends at midnight, Sunday, February 8th.  Enjoy. :)

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Custom 11×14 Designer Poster from York Photo for only $1!


I’m always on the lookout for good photo deals. This one is worth passing along to you! Order a custom 11×14 Designer Poster from York Photo for only $1! Shipping and handling: starts at $2.99.

Click the link graphic above to access this deal! :)


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Restaurant Coupon Roundup: January 17-18, 2015

Tips to help you save when dining out:


  1. Check your city’s daily deal for restaurant offers: Weekly Promo Offer 300 x 250

  1. Get a Certificate (our family saves as much as 60% on our total bill when we use these certificates): $25 Gift Certificates For $5.55.  Note: Shop through Ebates and get 10% cash back on your certificate!
  1. Purchase an Entertainment Book: Eat out in your area for at least 50% off with BOGO coupons and other great discounts!


    1.  Use one of the following restaurant coupons:


Top Restaurant Coupons:

Au Bon Pain - $2 Off $7 Purchase (exp: 1/19/2015)
Black Angus Steakhouse - $17.99 Top Sirloin Steak & Grilled Prawns Meal (exp: 2/12/2015)
Blimpie - Free Regular Sub When You Buy Regular Sub & Drink (exp: 12/31/2015)
Corner Bakery - $3 Off Corner Combo (exp: 1/23/2015)
Daphnes Greek Cafe - $2 Off Any Entree (exp: 1/31/2015)
Dickeys Barbecue Pit - Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sandwich Plate (exp: 1/28/2015)
Huddle House - Free Waffle with $5 Meal Purchase (exp: 2/15/2015)
Jacks - $1.99 Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit + More (exp: 2/8/2015)
Macaroni Grill - Buy 1 Get 1 Free Express Lunch Entree (exp: 1/18/2015)
Maggianos - $5 Off Lighter Taker Menu (exp: 2/10/2015)
Marie Callenders - $5 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 1/31/2015)
Mimis Cafe - Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 2/1/2015)
OCharleys - 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 1/18/2015)
Old Country Buffet - $8.99 Dinner & Dessert When You Buy 1 Drink + More Coupons (exp: 2/22/2015)
Papa Murphys - $5 Large Pepperoni, Cheese or Sausage Pizza (exp: 1/31/2015)
Quiznos - $1 Off Regular or Large Sub or Large Salad (exp: 1/21/2015)
Smashburger - Free Side with Any Entree Purchase (exp: 1/18/2015)
Smokey Bones - $5 Off $15 Purchase (exp: 1/18/2015)
Souplantation - 25% Off Dinner Family Combo (exp: 1/21/2015)
Sweet Tomatoes - $29.99 Family Combo Including Beverages (exp: 1/21/2015)

Thanks for help with the list, Surviving the Stores!


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