Fun, festive movie ideas from Netflix! #StreamTeam

Fun, festive movie ideas from Netflix! #StreamTeam

Merry Christmas!!  December is already flying by... I can hardly believe it is only a week until Christmas! My husband and I are church ...

5 Ways to Stash Away for Christmas (for FREE!)

5 Ways to Stash Away for Christmas (for FREE!)

  December is an expensive month every year, especially if you and your spouse come from large families (like we both do!) where ...

Easy Christmas recipes your family will love!

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And here’s the same deal with Pillsbury! Enjoy these recipes and coupons, folks!


Free Family Fun this Weekend: December 20-21, 2014


There are lots of fun, free things to do with the family this weekend! Check out this list:


Fun, Free or Cheap Weekend Activities for Everyone

If you are looking for some fun on a budget, we have compiled a list of national retailers with hands-on workshops and free events for this weekend and many more that are coming soon. We also mixed in some free and practically free holiday events to enjoy.

free weekend events

Make some memories and try a new workshop, lesson, or craft. If you enjoy these free activities, be sure and bookmark this master list of free store events or PIN It for later!

Share this fun,money-saving list with your friends and family. And, if you know of any others to include, please let us know! It is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.


santa's reindeer video cam

:: FREE Reindeer Cam

Watch Santa’s Reindeer eating and getting fed by Santa for free! Just know that loud music will play when you click on the link to the Reindeer cam. Go here to see the live video feed:

Santa feeds his reindeer everyday at 11 am, 6 pm and 9 pm EST. Share the magic, this is very cool!


:: FREE Personalized Story Recording from Santa

A Story Before Bed will give you a FREE recording of Santa reading your child a story! All you need is your email address and your child’s name. You will need to confirm the email that you receive from A Story Before Bed and then you will receive a link to your child’s personalized story. Quantities are limited.


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Weekend Retail Coupon Roundup: December 19-21, 2014


Last weekend to finish up your Christmas shopping! Check these printable retail coupons before you head out to shop… 


Casual Male - $20 Off $75 Purchase (exp: 12/24/2014)
Container Store - $15 Back When You Spend $100 Purchase* (exp: 12/31/2014)
CVS - FREE CVS Full Size Body Wash (exp: 12/23/2014)
Dress Barn - 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 12/24/2014)
Gymboree - 10% Off $50 Purchase (exp: 12/21/2014)
Kohls - 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 12/24/2014)
Lakeshore Learning Store - 20% Off Single Non-Sale Item (exp: 12/31/2014)
P.S. from Aeropostale - $10 Off $50, $15 Off $75, or $25 Off $100 Purchase (exp: 12/24/2014)
Ulta - $5 Off $10 Purchase (exp: 12/24/2014)
Yankee Candle - Buy 2 Large Candles Get 2 Free (exp: 12/24/2014)


Thanks, Surviving the Stores!

Fun, festive movie ideas from Netflix! #StreamTeam

Veggies Tales Christmas
Merry Christmas!!


December is already flying by… I can hardly believe it is only a week until Christmas!

My husband and I are church musicians, and we have had a very FULL month of beautiful music, with more coming this weekend and Christmas Eve. A few of our favorite events have been having our children’s choirs sing at the Governor of Alabama’s Mansion – such a festive event! Our ensembles also sang in a little chapel in Old Alabama Town earlier in the month. This Sunday night we have a 33-piece orchestra accompanying our choir for our 19th annual Lessons and Carols Service at Trinity. It’s going to be spectacular!

Well, between church, school, friends, and family, we have been super busy the past few weeks, but not too busy to watch a few of our favorite Christmas movies on Netflix. There are so many! Here are just a few of our favorites:


For the little ones…

Curious George
in search of santa

Ring in the New Year with King Julien!!

All Hail King Julien

Get ready to dance — on Dec. 19 the first five episodes of All Hail King Julien, a totally original, totally hilarious and totally insane new series, will arrive on Netflix. A favorite character from the Madagascar franchise, King Julien will take on the jungle’s craziest adventures in the new comedy series, along with his loyal sidekicks Maurice and Mort plus a whole new cast of colorful animals.

Get a sneak peek at the all-new Netflix original!

King Julien 003 S1E2

Can’t wait for Dec. 19?

Gear up for the holidays with King Julien’s friends from Madagascar…


1. Merry Madagascar
2. Madly Madagascar
3. The Madagascar Penguins: A Christmas Caper

New Year’s Eve Mocktails


Cheers to the New Year with these two “mocktail” recipes, champagne glasses included. Bake your own chocolate chip cookie stick for a cookies and milk toast, or keep it traditional with a sparkling cider. Click here to learn how to make your own.


How about you? What are you streaming on Netflix this Christmas? 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.


Walgreens Sales and Coupon Match-Ups: December 14-20, 2014

Here are best coupon deals at Walgreens for the week of December 14-20, 2014.


MFR Coupons cannot exceed the number of items in a transaction. RR count as a MFR coupon.

There is no limit to the number of like items you may purchase, but Walgreens requests that individual shoppers not “clear the shelf’ of any one item.

Print IVC’s (Instant Value Coupons) online.


Looking for more coupons? Print them here, here, and here, and search for more in my coupon database.



Dulcolax Laxative Tablets or Stool Softener 25 ct or Dulcoease Stool Softener 25 ct $7
Use upcoming Dulcolax printable rebate (to be announced)
Use $1 Dulcolax Product printable
Use $1 DulcoLax or DulcoEase Product or Dulcolax Suppository from 11/2 SS
Final Price: Free!

Colgate Slim Soft, Max Fresh or Max White Toothbrush, Total Advanced or 2 in1 Toothpaste $3.49
Get $2.50 RR
Use $.75 Colgate Total Toothpaste printable
Use $.50 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush from 12/7 SS
Final Price: $.24 Toothpaste or $.49 Toothbrush

Orbit, Extra, Wrigley’s or Eclipse 3/$2
Get 1,000 points wyb 3
Final Price: 3/$1 ($.33 each)

Yardley Bar Soap B2G1 for $1 each
Use $1/4 Yardley Bar Soap, Shower Gel or Body Wash from 11/16 SS
Final Price: Varies

**Deal Idea**
Buy 6 Yardley Soap Singles B2G1 for $1 each ($4)
Use $1/4 from above
Final Price: 6/$3 ($.50 each)

Butterball Turkey Bacon 6 oz $1.29
Use $.75 Butterball Turkey Bacon printable
Final Price: $.54

7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Sun Drop, Squirt or Sunkist Soda 2-liters $1 (Limit 3)
Use $1/3 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Sun Drop, Squirt or Sunkist Soda Printable
Final Price: 3/$2 ($.66 each)

Thanks for help with the list, Couponingfor4!

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