21 January 2015

15 Awesome Daily Deal Sites

Dare I say everyone loves a deal? Some more than others I'm sure. I'm one of those that loves finding a deal on something so I was extremely pleased when those deal a day sites started popping up on the internet. There are so many of them now and there's something for almost everyone. Here is a list I created of 15 Awesome Daily Deal Sites, not in any particular order. You're bound to find ONE you love! Oh, and I feel the need to say, I am not responsible for the amount of money you might spend. Haha.

1. Steals.com 

Get boutique-quality baby clothes, baby shoes & baby products 40-80% off. New deals every 12 hours.

2. Woot

Daily deals site featuring discounts on tablets, laptops, speakers, headphones, home theater equipment, and much more.

3. Peachy Cheap

For all of the penny-pincher, frugal, thrifty, or just plain PeachyCheap scrapbookers out there, this site is for you!

4. Jane

Handmade and Boutique deals at up to 80% off delivered right to your inbox every day!

5. Daily Steals

The official daily deals site. Fresh new deals every 24hrs. Free & fast shipping plus easy returns.

6. Laalo

Laalo is a deal of the day site that offers daily deals on the best tech brands.

7. Crafty Steals

A scrapbook and paper craft deal of the day website that features one new discounted product every day. The daily Crafty Steal is always 40-90% off retail.

8. Groupon

At Groupon, you can browse and shop daily deals for the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy, all featured right in your backyard!

9. Living Social

LivingSocial features deals on the best things to do in your city, including restaurants and travel, and great gift ideas for friends and family, all with discounts.

10. Amazon Gold Box

Shop Amazon's Gold Box for our Deal of the Day, Lightning Deals, and Best Deals, featuring hand-picked deals with low prices on top products updated daily.

11. Yugster

Yugster.com has the best daily deals on the net. A new one day sale is post every morning.

12. 1 Sale.com

It has flash sales offering something new every day, with limited time sales bringing an adding layer of excitement.

14. Steep and Cheap

Shop the current steal for deep discounts (up to 80% off) on big brands in outdoor gear & apparel like The North Face, Patagonia, & Arc'teryx.

15. Price Plunge

They have plunging prices, unique products, and quick shipping. They even have been known to have superior customer service.

17 January 2015

Recipe: Shipwreck Casserole

Sometimes I wonder how recipes get named. There are some really odd ones out there including this one. I mean, Shipwreck. It isn't exactly an appetizing name. Actually, it's a recipe that my mom made for me as a kid. Don't you just love recipes that call out a happy memory from your childhood? This one sure does for me. This meal screams comfort food. So, without further ado, here is the recipe.

5 potatoes, thinly sliced
1/2 - 1 medium onion, chopped
1 lb. ground beef
salt & pepper to taste
1 can tomato soup (+1/4 can water)
2 cans of pork & beans
Approx. 1 pat of butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a greased 9x13 baking dish place a layer each of sliced, raw potatoes, onions, raw ground beef, and beans. Layer again. Combine the water and tomato soup. Pour over ingredients. Add salt, pepper, and put 5-6 dabs of butter in random spots on the top. (I also like to add salt and pepper after the meat layer so it can get throughout the dish.) 
Bake for 1 to 1.5 hours. I bake it until the potatoes are tender 
And the meat looks cooled through. 

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14 January 2015

How I Almost Broke My Daughter aka Having Fun Sledding

As you might remember we had a white Christmas. It literally did not stop snowing that day. So, we decided to go sledding down the water retention basins near our house. It was a momentous occasion. Our six year old's first time sledding. Ever. 
One might ask how it's possible that a six year old has never been sledding. May I remind you that the first half of her life was spent in Arizona? I have no excuse for the second half. No excuse at all. Just that mommy was probably too scared to take her and too cold to want to. Bad, I know.
Dare I say the fun we had on that day more than made up for it? There were so many smiles and giggles from all of us. Here is the proof.

Yes, even the dog went down the hill for a turn. Just one and he was done. And, for the record, it wasn't my idea. But I'm sure you guessed that, right? You will never believe this but even I went down the hill. It may have been the first time since I was twelve but it was a blast. Then, this happened. Look at the sweet aww moment. 

This first time down together went well. A little too well, I might add. It made me sort of cocky. Invincible? Maybe a teeny bit. One of the following trips down with this girl went more like this - slide, turn, tumble, thump, tumble, thump, ow. I think I leaned somehow and we were sort of catapulted off the sled. I rolled over my own child. OVER her. Okay, so nobody was actually hurt. Thank God for the snow! Otherwise, we might not have fared so well. Did I tell you that when we got down to the bottom the first time this sweet girl had the nerve to HIT me with snowballs? Turkey.

All in all, it was a great day though I could have done without the daredevil stunt woman sort of thing I had going on. It was worth it for all the happy memories made that day. And it was a reminder to me as well.

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11 January 2015

My Netflix Confession

I'm going to reveal something personal about myself. Like nothing else I share is personal but whatever. I have an addiction. My addiction is to Netflix. You heard me right. I am fairly certain I'm not the only one who does this but never the less I almost feel like I am. 

Netflix = marathon show watching sessions

Once I discover a new (old) show that I adore I tend to watch every possible episode in the shortest amount of time possible. I don't know why. It's addictive. It's like the sugar of the entertainment world. I can't give it up. Well, I could I suppose since I gave up real sugar but I don't wanna. 

I'll take this revelation a step further. When I discovered Gossip Girl I think I watched the whole series from start to finish in a couple months total. Don't ask me how I did this. I did not neglect my child at all but housework may have slipped. Ahem. Don't ask my husband about housework in general. Mmkay? Thanks. I'm always trying to improve in that area. 

Another show I've marathon watched is Pretty Little Liars though I am not up to date on that one yet. It has slowed down because the show gets rather intense for me and stresses me out. I know that's sad considering it's a teen sort of show but that's how I am with "scary" things. 

Do you watch shows in marathon style? What show are you loving right now?

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