Saturday, June 25, 2016

Plan Summer Fun and Save up to 20% off with Groupon

Plan some Summer Fun with the Groupon this weekend and save up to 20%. Prices are as marked in green. This is an incredible weekend to save on events with friends and family. Don't get stuck in the house this summer with nothing to do jump to it, get in shape or try a new spa treatment! New Groupon customers can save $10. So much to explore you won't be bored with the endless opportunities.

Extra Discounts Event
love Groupon there are some many great ideas travel wise.

Matawan, NJ Area Fitness and Nutrition Groupon pick:
""Wholetrition Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes with Three 30-Minute Nutrition Consultation
$75 Reg. $500 | Save $425
One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes with Two 30-Minute Nutrition Consultation
$39 $250 | Save $211

**Freedom Fest State Fair NJ
•$19 for fair admission and unlimited rides for two, and parking for one vehicle ($30 value)
The fair takes place July 13–17 at Horse Park of New Jersey, and includes free rides, free parking, and continuous live entertainment

Racing pigs. Magicians. Tribute bands. Freedom Fest State Fair NJ is a lot of things, but it's not your average state fair. Besides familiar attractions such as roller coasters, ferris wheels, and carousels, this celebration features strange sights and hands-on activities—and sometime face-on, as nightly pie-eating contests prove who is the best berry guzzler

**Splash Zone Wildwood, NJ Choose Between Two Options
•$39 for general admission to a water park for two ($77.98 value)
•$78 for general admission to a water park for four ($155.76 value)

Amazing Escape Room - Princeton
You wake up in a strange room, with no idea how you got there. What's even more puzzling is that the room is filled with locked boxes, strange doors, and clues that need to be solved if you want to escape. To add to the pressure, a counter ticks down from 60 minutes to 0. Luckily, you're not alone—others are there to help you solve the puzzles and find a way out of this sudden amnesia without resorting to reading everyone's diary entries from the day before.
Choose from Four Options
•$49 for entry to a one-hour room-escape game for two ($59.98 value)
•$95 for entry for four ($119.96 value)
•$136 for entry for six ($179.94 value)
•$172 for entry for eight ($239.92 value)

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Lemon Quick Bread

Wow, this Lemon Quick Bread by Sur La Table is soooo delicious you will have to make a few loaves because, it will disappear as quick as you bake it. The taste is refreshingly sweet and lemony while not too much lemon! This 'lil cake it's all about the icing on the top, which is so complementary to the lightly flavored lemon cake. It tastes like you baked from scratch. Even when you bake a quick bread, I love when the house smells yummy like fresh baked goods. This is perfect for summer time.

While out at the Freehold Mall tonight I picked up a box and I have to say, I think we will be stopping back for more before they are all gone! This little box is on sale for $7.oo at Sur La Table, a kitchen store. This pretty lil box would be perfect for a teacher's gift, hostess gift, or to make a quick homemade dessert for company they will be loving on you I promise! Enjoy.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Attention: Taylor Swift Starbucks Lovers! Save 25% on ALL Starbucks Single Serve:
Starbucks VIA® Instant Caramel Latte
Reg. $6.95
Sale $5.21/5 count
Enjoy 25% off all single serve coffees, including VIA, Verismo pods & K-Cup packs! No code required, excludes bulk packs.Valid 6/14 - 6/19.

More delicious news from Starbucks, there are 11 Days left to enjoy the $8 Lunch Special. If you owe a friend a lunch hurry on in and treat them to this deal. It is yummy and it includes 4 items to choose . Your get to pick a bottle of Ethos water, a piece a fruit, sandwich and a bag of chips or you can mix up the combination like in the picture below. You can sit and relax while dining in Starbucks and get your free internet or take your lunch with you to the beach or on a picnic. Either way this lunch is super filling and delicious with a nice selection of sandwiches to choose from. Starbucks has the best snacks around I love the sweet potato chips and the That's It fruit bar.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Omaha Steak Sale For Father's Day

Omaha- Omaha- Omaha- What Dad would not love to grill this Tbone Steak for Father's Day?!

Omaha Steak Father's Day Package:
This year for Father's Day get 4 burgers and 4 gourmet franks + $4.99 shipping on $59 or more! This offer is valid from 6/6-7/5

Father's Day: T-Bone Gift 43856NKB
2 (18 oz.) T-Bone Steaks
4 (6 oz.) Brisket Burgers
4 (3 oz.) Gourmet Jumbo Franks
Signature Seasoning Packet
Reg. $194.95 | Save $124.96 | Now Only $69.99
4 Burgers & 4 Gourmet Franks + $4.99 Shipping on $59 or more!
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Saturday, June 11, 2016

World's Best Father Award

Father's Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June and this year it will be on June 19, 2016. Father's Day is a celebration to honor all of the important men in our lives especially our fathers, step fathers, grandfathers, and great- grandfathers for all that they have done in raising the children in their lives. It is an important role being a father figure giving advice, working those long days and nights, supporting a family and taking care of a home and coming up with fun activities & grand travel ideas for the family. Being the family jokester, chef, getting the family out the door to church and sports games sure can be hard to juggle but, this is the day for you Pops. The day you get to kick your feet up enjoy being spoiled for the day and relax. You get to choose what this day is all about! Do you have any special traditions that you like to do on Father's Day? To start your Father's Day off present your Dad and great men in your life with this certificate to show him how proud you are of all that he has done for you.

Some ideas for Dad:
**Treat Dad to a summer concert at The Stone Pony in Asbury
Park, NJ
Check out the 2016 concert calendar at the Stone Pony Summer Stage and get your tickets here:

**Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten Celebrate Dad at this great Asbury Park Restaurant on 6/19 from 3-6pm Dad receives a free 1/2 liter of bier with purchase of food. Plus the Rad Trads Entertainment, you might find a trombone player on your table. click this link to go to their facebook page for more info.

**Be sure to catch some great deals going on at Nordstrom for Father's.
Shop Nordstrom for Sunglasses, Duffel Bags and other everyday Men's Accessories. If you would like to have your gift mailed there is FREE Shipping. FREE Returns.
June 6-19: Nordstrom Credit/Debit Cardholders may pick their day and earn 10X the points now thru June 19!
Dad's Favorite Cologne to keep him smelling & feeling handsome
Ray Ban Sunglasses and other Accessories sure to make Dad happy !

Was: $49.50
Now: $24.75 50% off

**Some dining ideas:
Celebrate dinner or lunch at Fogo De Chao and Dad will receive a complimentary lunch or dinner card on his next visit. offer valid while supplies last. Enjoy the full churrasco experience from 11am – 9pm at all locations. 

**Celebrate Dad at Olive Garden When you purchase a $50 gift card you can also send him a bonus $10 gift card to be used for a future date.

**Plan your Father's Day at Jenkinson's Boardwalk now at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ ! June 19 Dads are free with a paying child all day to the Aquarium, Fun House, Mini Golf, and Rides.
** Bring your Dad to Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach 800 Ocean Ter, Seaside Heights, New Jersey 08751 for Father’s Day! Dads Ride OR Slide FREE* with paying child! (excludes Go-Karts, SkyCoaster, Sky Ride & Skyscraper. Does not include Ride/Slide admission)

Dads can enter the waterpark free for an all day admission with a paying child.
waterpark is open 10am - 6pm

Dads can ride on pier rides with a paying child (excluding Go-Karts, Sky Ride, SkyCoaster & Skyscraper)
Pier opens 12 Noon

**Coolest Car Wash Detail Tool For Dad is the  Brush Hero. See it here in action! Enter "DAD10" for 10% off  

**Spend the day at a park, pack a lunch bring a soccer ball, football, volleyball and net
     stop by your local beach or lake and bring a kite for the beach or some floats for the lake.
     have a back yard bbq with lawn games like horse shoes, bacci ball, lawn darts, corn hole, slip and
     slide. Make s'mores over an outdoor fire pit. Play a game of karaoke or try a new board game.
     Spend the day at a zoo. We have had some great luck traveling into NYC on holidays and missing  crowds at museums.

Have a wonderful time with your family.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

What is your favorite summer shoe at the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale?

The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is here! SAVE up to 40% on Clothing, Shoes, Accessories and more for Men, Women and Kids. Now through June 5. FREE Shipping. FREE Returns.

The Nordstrom half yearly sale has some great items on sale especially for this busy time of year, there are so many parties to go to and summer clothing to stock up on! Nothing feels better than a good pair of quality shoes and Nordstrom has the best shoe department we all know! Getting a worthy pair of shoes can make life happy. Walking around in a pair of sandals or high heels that hurt is not worth it, the wrong shoe can ruin an entire evening or special event!  Right now they have some great deals going on like these Vince Camuto shoes: colors: midnight blue, tan and black. These are super comfortable and look amaze so share with your friends & let me know below what your favorite shoes are to wear in the summer!

Vince Camuto 'Evel' Leather Sandal (Women) (Nordstrom Exclusive)

When you shop on line make sure you join the Nordstrom Rewards Member Program, it is FREE there is no cost to join. For every dollar that you spend you receive a point. And there are bonus days to shop on as well where you earn triple points etc. As a Nordstrom Rewards member, you’ll get rewarded every time you shop wit (seriously—it’s that simple). We used our $20 note towards  our Vince Camuto shoes so they were only $59, extra savings we love that! You can earn points at Nordstrom Rack and Haute Look.
For every 2,000 points, you’ll get a $20 Nordstrom Note to spend on anything. (Yes, anything.)

When you are a Nordstrom credit or debit card holder you receive even more rewards --yeah Nordstrom! During the Anniversary Sale you can earn 10x points so everyone can earn a $20 note.
  • Get Notes faster by earning 2 points per dollar at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and HauteLook.
  • Shop during Anniversary Sale Early Access.
  • Pick your own Personal Triple Points Days.
  • Get reimbursed in Notes for alterations.
  • Reach new levels and enjoy more privileges, like our Private Holiday Shopping Party and VIP Access to In-Store Events
My family loves to shop in Nordstrom! We always find something in our budget, they have personal shoppers that know how to pick out the perfect sizes that fit you. For my sons birthday we found a nice watch for him, for Jenna's birthday we will find something special I'm sure, she might want sunglasses and Brian maybe a nice watch also. Jenna and I love to go to the make up department and get our make up done there it's like our second home. They make you look so beautiful!  We took my Mom there and she learned all new ways on how to apply her makeup that she never did in all her years before. Moisturizer, primer, foundation, powder! Her new look is gorgeous "Glamma". Mike will be celebrated on Father's Day with the perfect cologne and dress shirts so he looks handsome for his new role at work and some fitting summer clothes. See you at the Sale!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

X1 Movie Night & S'More Bar Recipe / Nest Thermostat Giveaway


Wow, Xfinity, has a lot more to offer families than I knew! A big thanks to them for partnering with me to bring you this post. #XFinityMoms.

Tonight is family movie night and we are making S'Mores, we are so happy you can join us! In preparation for the S'mores we have a special menu planned with all of the toppings. You can choose from the Original, Grasshopper, Triple Chocolate, PB Explosion, Strawberry Cream, and The Turtle. Printable cards and menu are available for you to download for your movie night/party at the bottom! We put everything out on trays and bowls so everyone could have fun putting together their own s'mores.  Next, place s'mores on a tray wrapped in aluminum foil and bake in a convection toaster oven/oven.  In a few minutes they are perfectly toasted and ready to eat. The Grasshopper tastes like a thin mint cookie, and the dark chocolate with strawberry-- omgeee! While enjoying your treats grab your Xfinity Voice Remote and use the voice command to search for your favorite family movie and experience how X1 will change the way you experience TV!

Xfinity has completely turned things around and impressively so, they have addressed their customer service issues and have re-launched  a new X1 taking entertainment to a whole 'notha level with the coolest technology that moms and families will love. The interactive TV is available in both English and Spanish, you can record up to 6 shows at the same time no more kids or husband bumping my favorite show off, I don't know about your house but, in ours we get into some serious disagreements about where did my Keeping up with the Kardashians and The Voice series go to versus The Walking Dead and Switched at Birth. You can use voice commands to change the channel, search for shows, and get recommendations.  We did a search for Adam Levine and it gives a nice biography on his work, a picture, and the current movies or concerts that they have on demand. You can also download the new Xfinity Apps which takes the place of all the other Apps and download movies for the kids or yourself to watch later when you don't have internet service , like for a long car ride or flight on a plane. Another great feature is you can see what a movie or TV show is rated and if it is age appropriate for your child. You can also set a timer for video games with parental controls. Also, check out Xfinity for the most live sports like the NFL RedZone and ESPN Goal Line.

Another feature of Xfinity that makes them the TOTAL package for families is the XFinity HOME.
This security system gives you all the features of an expensive security system with an affordable price. Everything is wireless so you can take it with you wherever you go. As you are watching your favorite shows, you can watch what is going on in your baby's bedroom right from the TV in your living room!  You can even connect an optional night vision security camera outside your home. You can even have emails sent to you whenever someone enters your home with a security code. Imagine being able to receive an email while you are at work and having peace of mind knowing that your child arrived home safely. Each person that has access to your home can be assigned a different access code to the alarm system. So, if you have a maintenance person doing work on your house you can set the alarm for them to access only between 9am and 11am after that the home alarm would sound. How cool is that?!!?  You can have lighting and outlet control so you can turn on lights when you are not home. You can have a Thermometer Control to save money on your heating. Live video monitoring, from your tablet, computer, and smartphone with battery and cellular back up. 24/7 professional monitoring by a certified central station. Real time text and email alerts.  There is a water sensor that you can hook up by your sump pump in case your basement gets any water the water sensor will alert you. The home system is incredible you have to stop by the store and try it for yourself! They have several specials going on like a free video camera for the Home system call your local store for more information. I am so excited about the Xfinity packages being offered right now and I know you will be thrilled with this technology too! Special thanks to Xfinity for sponsoring an awesome giveaway for a NEST THERMOSTAT VALUED AT $249.00. NEST is fully compatible with the X1 Home system too! Enter Below:

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S'more movie night was a blast and with Xfinity you can be having even S'MORE fun. Stop by for more information and to find a store closet to you!

"And the love you take is equal to the love you make"-The Beatles

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Tea Cup Bird Feeder Garden Sign - Summer Craftacular Blog Hop


Welcome to the Summer Holiday Craftacular Blog Hop! Thank you for hopping by Bella Home Goods, I am so excited to be joining this wonderful group of crafty ladies and look forward to creating great projects with everyone! Thank you Lauren from Mom Home Guide for the invite to join your talented group of blogger friends!
This craftacular idea is something fun to make with your kids for the summer and to attract birds in your back yard.  Last summer we spotted blue jays that had some babies, cardinals, blue birds, wood peckers,  golden finch, red robins and sparrows.  We had some butterflies as well, they love the plant butterfly bush. And some new flying  butterfly type moths that were fun to watch around the garden. It sure is exciting to be outdoors in the summer and spending time in nature don't you agree???

For this project I simply used whatever materials I had on hand so you can do that, or go to the lumber store.
Materials For Project:
*1/4 inch diamond drill bit for your power drill
*1x2 piece of pressure treated wood
*painted cabinet fastening flat head screw*1/4 inch nylon washer and a 5/16 inch rubber washer. All available in the Home Depot fastener   aisle.
*Paint-  for ease I used indoor/outdoor Rustoleum spray paint. After your paint dries in 30 minutes
*Paint Brushes and Stencils To decorate your project. We used a heart stencil and turned it into a bird by painting a beak, an eye, and feet.
*teacup and saucer
*clear coat paint for outdoor use

Paint your piece of lumber. Once dry you can begin to decorate your garden sign.   A few years ago we picked a few Cape May Diamonds from the southern most point in Cape May, New Jersey and they have a lot of bird sanctuaries there so, I thought this would be the perfect place to put a few of our Cape May Diamonds. Hopefully, we will see the New Jersey bird again our Golden Finch in our back yard.

Decorate your garden and personalize it to what speaks to you and your family the most and you will all enjoy putting this craft together. Once your paint is dry apply clear coat sealer to protect your project in the outdoors. You can take some beautiful pictures of the birds feeding on your new bid feeder. When you do put your bird feeder out they do like to be near shelter if possible like near a tree or some type of protection from larger prey. The birds are going crazy for the suet cakes they really are enjoying them. The mama cardinal and male cardinal look like they are kissing each other. She takes a few bites and then feeds it into the male cardinals beak. This usually happens every evening around dusk. During the day they both stop by to feed usually separately.

After you are finished decorating your garden stake it is time to drill a hole into the bottom of the tea cup and tea cup saucer. This is where you will need the diamond tip drill bit. This drill bit will allow you to drill through the china without it breaking (hopefully, we lost one teacup).  While you drill the hole for the saucer and tea cup place your item in a plastic bowl in a sink and add water on top of the saucer and teacup while drilling the hole. Of course you drill the hole in one item at a time. You should wear safety glasses also.  You would also drill a pilot hole in the top of your lumber where the saucer and tea cup are going to be placed on top of.  Attach with long cabinet fastener screw , nylon washer on top and rubber washer grommet on the bottom attach some what loosely so it does not crack your tea cup with your screw gun. I am also hoping that be keep in the screw a little loose that some water will be able to drain. We were afraid to put too many holes in the cup. You can cut angles at the bottom of your stake into a point. Then place in ground and add your bird seed. And your done!

I hope you enjoy this summer time craft project with your family and have some wonderful birds flying in your yard.

Please be sure to join the Holiday Craftacular Summer  blog hop fun and visit the other crafts below:

Monogrammed Fabric Pots    Curly Crafty Mom

Organized Bedroom Closet     Mom Home Guide

Watermelon Plate                    Momma Lew

Modern RoseBloom Wreath    Beauteeful Living
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Home Made Ice Cream Recipes

Fresh Homemade ice cream tastes natural and delicious. the best part is you can  freeze it ahead of time and serve it anytime. Perfect for parties or at home snacking , try making some of these recipes with your friends or family together for a memory making night .

Blueberry Vanilla Ice Cream | P.S. Heart

Pureed blueberries give this vanilla ice cream a rich coloring, for a party-friendly treat!

No Churn Cake Batter Ice Cream | Housewife Eclectic

With only five ingredients, this ice cream is brightly sprinkled, and doesn't require an ice cream machine. It is made with regular cake mix, but it would be fun to experiment with other types of cake mixes!

Peach Ice Cream | Taste of Home

Enjoy the fresh juicy bursts of summer with peaches, combined in a light frozen ice cream snack!

Raspberry Swirl Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream | Pastry Affair

Fruits and chocolate collide in this ice cream filled with chocolate, raspberries, coconut, and of course, homemade ice cream.

Roasted Apple Butter + Apple Crisp Ice Cream | Brooklyn Supper

This apple ice cream is made from three parts. It has a homemade roasted apple butter rich in a variety of flavors, an oat crisp rich in texture and fiber, and homemade vanilla ice cream. Each portion is made entirely from scratch, but can easily be substituted for store-bought.

No Churn Cookie Monster Ice Cream | Our Family of Seven

Bright blue, this ice cream is kid-friendly has bits of different cookies floating about, for a texturized and fun ice cream, inspired by Sesame Street.

Easy Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream | Crazy for Crust

This peanut butter cheesecake ice cream has a flavorful variety of different ingredients, to get your tastebuds hopping. Plus, it's no churn, so no ice cream machine is needed.

Peach and Pistachio (Coconut Milk) Ice Cream | A House in the Hills

Light and creamy, this pistachio ice cream brings a nutty texture to a smooth ice cream.

No-Churn Cookie Butter Ice Cream | Keep It Sweet Dessert

You won't need an ice cream maker for this ice cream that's packed with cookie butter, and rich in flavor.

Roasted Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream | Cravings of a Lunatic

Roasted blueberries are an unforgettable treat. Add them into this ice cream for a sophisticated dessert.

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream | Give Recipe

Go back to the classics in your ice cream making adventures with chocolate ice cream. It's rich in a variety of different chocolate toppings, and topped with a drizzled chocolate sauce.

Quick and Easy Homemade Cherry Ice Cream | Erren's Kitchen

Cherries are a hit every summer, and this cherry ice cream is no exception! It's made with a way to enjoy the natural sweetness of cherries, so you don't have to add much extra sugar. You also won't need an ice cream machine.

No Churn Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream | Dashing Dish

No ice cream machine is needed for this strawberry cheesecake treat. There's also only about 140 calories per serving, so a delicious tasting snack doesn't have to come with guilt.

Vegan Raspberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream | Baking Magique

You'll need only six ingredients for this vegan ice cream, made with coconut milk and fresh raspberries.
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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Mother's Day Gifts That You Can Still Send To Make Mom Happy

Sending Mom a gift is easy and breezy though Amazon or the Internet all you have to do is end an e card and let them know your gift is on the way! Or you can place an order and show her what is on its way to her and she will be receiving a surprise in the mail with a nice card.

**Cupshe has super cute and trendy clothing at super reasonable prices. Treat Mom to some of her sure to be favorites clothing items and accesories here. Sizes from xs to xxl and nothing pictured here is over $24.00


**Moms love to tan at home Mystic Tan has glowing results :

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**Moms love to relax and read a great magazine this hot magazine has all the latest fashion, stars, New York life and what is new on the beauty scene! Cut out a picture of the magazine cover and glue it inside of your free Mother's Day card found here on the blog and ship your magazine to Mom. Also available in digital copy.

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**MOMS will be ready to gear up with this seasons pick bright white hand bags. Matches everything in her wardrobe.
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