Friday, January 21, 2011

Jamie, from Time 2 $ave Put together today's baby deals.  Thanks Jamie!

Zulily: FREE Baby Leg Warmers (Great for Crawlers!)

 Zulily - a daily deal site - has these sweet leg warmers for $6.99. You get a $15 credit for signing up a friend

- so you can pick out a couple pair for FREE! This would be great for those crawlers out there :)

Amazon Diaper & Wipes Deals:

Right now, some of the best diaper deals are being found on Amazon - because of their new 30% OFF Code + FREE Shipping!
  1. Pampers SoftCare Wipes 720 Ct is $18.49 (Reg. $25)
  2. Save 30% +FREE SHIPPING when you sign up for Subscribe & Save (option appears on page)
  3. Save extra 20% with coupon code from Dec. Parents Magazine
  4. Total: $9.99 for 720 Wipes!
  1. Pampers 176 Ct Box of Diapers (Size 4) is $40.08
  2. Subscribe & Save gets 30% + FREE 2-day shipping
  3. Then, I use the one-time use 20% off code from December Parents magazine (if you have it!)
  4. Total: $22.40 for 176 Diapers
If you were able to get the $20 Amazon Gift Card for $10 (from Wednesday's Living Social Daily Deal) - these deals are even better!
GO HERE for my previous post.

Parents Magazine for $1:

Get Parents Magazine (includes 20% Coupon for Amazon) from Barnes & Noble for $1!
  • Go to Barnes & Noble – Type in “Parents” in the search bar
  • Click on the deal with this magazine, should be the first one
  • Add the Parents Magazine to your cart (which is priced at $9.97)
  • Use coupon code K9B9J4H at checkout (will discount $8.97)
  • Makes it $1!!!

Pampers Gifts to Grow new codes:

This is a *NEW* Pampers Gifts to Grow code worth 10 points!! 4WJDHKU4RPP6PT2
and look for the Gifts to Grow signup "coupon". You'll also get 100 points for joining!

Diaper Coupons:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cookie Wednesday: Iced Orange Cookies

I had some oranges that I really needed to use, so I started looking for cookie recipes that use oranges.  I think this cookie recipe is going to become a new family favorite.  I did substitute white flour for wheat because it's what I had.  I added an additional 1/4 cup of flour.  Also, I added white chocolate chips, at the suggestion of my husband, to the last couple of cookies.  That was a yummy addition! 

courtesy of :

11 Tbsp (5½ ounces) unsalted butter
3/4 cup (5¼ ounces) granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup (4 ounces) freshly squeezed orange juice (grate zest before juicing)
2 Tbsp grated orange zest (the rind of 1 large or 2 small oranges)
2 cups (8 ounces) whole wheat flour

2 cups (8 ounces) powdered sugar
2 Tbsp (1 ounce) unsalted butter, softened
1 Tbsp grated orange zest (the rind of 1 small orange)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
2 Tbsp (1 ounce) freshly squeezed orange juice

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets or line with parchment paper.

Prepare dough: Cream butter, sugar, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Beat in egg, then orange juice and orange zest, scraping the bowl. The mixture will look curdled; that’s OK! Add the flour, beating until smooth. Drop dough by Tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets.
This is my dough before adding the flour.  See how it has curdled.  Once the flour was added it was just fine.
 Bake the cookies: Bake cookies, reversing pans midway through (top to bottom, bottom to top), until they’re just barely beginning to brown around the edges, 10 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and let them cool on the pans for 10 minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool.

Prepare the icing: Beat the sugar, butter, orange zest, vanilla and salt in a medium bowl until well combined. Beat in orange juice until the mixture is spreadable. Spread icing on the cookies when they’re completely cool, using a generous 1 tsp. icing for each.
Servings: 30
Yield: 30 cookies

Nutritional Information per cookie: calories 97, fat 5.32g (sat fat 3.24g), cholesterol 20.28mg, sodium 81.05mg, carbohydrates 11.73g, fiber 1.04g, protein 1.41g

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Target Toy Sale

Target Toy Clearence

I understand that Target is clearencing out toys for so cheap.  I don't have a Target near me so I looked online and found some really good deals online. 

This package of Paperoni is on sale right now for $3.24.  That is a savings of over $9.00.

 To make this deal even better if you shop through EBATES you will get 3% Cash Back!  All you have to do is sing up, search for Target in the search box and follow the link.  Ebates send you a checks every quarter with the Cash Back you have earned.  I love Ebates!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Baby Deals 1/13/11

The Baby Buzz 
by Barbie
FREE Sample of  Diapers!

Send an e-mail to with:
Your Name
Phone Number
Size of diaper you would like to try

and they will send you a FREE sample of Cool Diapers! 
These diapers will be soon be sold in Babies R Us beginning on January 26th.  How great is that!  I love free diapers! 

Walgreens deals

Pampers Cruisers Box Pack 56 or 64 count for $19.99
Use: Pampers Diapers or Pants, any $1.50/1 (01-31-11) PG-12/26
Final Cost:  $15.49
    Buy 3 packs of Walgreens Brand Diapers jumbo packs for $6.00 each
    Receive $3.00 Walgreen's cash. Limit 1 coupon per printed offer. Final Cost:  $15 for 3 pks of diapers

    Buy 4 packs of Walgreens Brand Diapers jumbo packs for $6 each
    Buy 1 pack of Walgreens Brand Wipes that are on sale for $2 each
    Receive $5.00 Walgreen's cash. Limit 1 coupon per printed offer. 
    Final Cost:  $21.00 for 4 pks of diapers and 1 pk of wipe

      cvs diaper deals cheap 
      Pampers Big Pack for $19.99
      Use $1.50/1 12/26 P&G (01/31/11)
      Receive $3.00 in Extra Care Bucks
      Final Cost: $15.49
        Purchase 2 Huggies Big Pack for $19.99 each or $39.98 total
        Use $3.00/2 printable
        Receive $3.00 in Extra Care Bucks
        Final Cost:  $33.98 for two or $16.99 each
        Pampers Jumbo Box $25.00
        Use $1.50/1 12/26 (01/31/11)P&G  
        Final Cost: $23.50

            Huggies Snug and Dry Big Packs (Buy 2),$19.77 each or $39.54 total
            Use $3.00/2 printable 
            Final Cost: is $36.94 for two
              Huggies Pull-Ups Mega Packs, $15.57.
              Use $2.00/1 printable
              Final Cost:  $13.57
                babies r us deals coupons
                Pampers Super Value Box, $40.99
                Use $1.50/1 Pampers coupon 12/26 P&G (01/31/11)
                Use the $5.00 in-ad coupon or Babies R Us printable coupon
                Final Cost:  $34.49
                PLUS – every 10 packs of diapers you buy through Babies R US, get one FREE with the Rewards R Us program.

                babies r us huggies promotion january 2011
                And Babies R Us and Toys R Us is currently running a promotion where you will get a $15.00 gift card when you buy any three participating items.  And don't forget that you can get cash back on your Babies R Us and Toys R Us purchases by shopping through EBATES.  Just sign up and search Babies R Us or Toys R Us and follow the link.  
                Baby Necessities

                Zulily is another great daily deal site that offers up to 70% OFF items.  These adorable  gloves are just $7.99 each and they have layette sets starting at 12.99 each.  Regularly they are $30.00.  That is a  $17.01 savings! 
                 PLUS you can get it FREE!  Here’s how:
                Sign up for Zulily
                Refer a friend by clicking on the "send invite" button and fill out the e-mail information
                You will earn $15 when your friend makes a purchase

                Thanks Jamie at Time 2 $ave

                Have you checked out the Kohl's Clearance Sale?  I went on a shopping spree today and got some of the sweetest outfits for my little guys for an additional 10% off the clearance price by using the code new6135.  They are also offering FREE shipping on every order of $75.00 or more.
                 Plus, if you shop now through January 17th you will earn your Kohl's Cash.  For every $50.00 you spend, you will get $10 of Kohls Cash to use between Jan 17th through Jan 29th.   

                AND this deal gets even better.  Shop through EBATES and you will receive CASH BACK from your purchase.  Just sign up or sign in, search for Kohl's and follow the link. 

                FREE American Baby Magazine + More Baby Freebies!

                Go here to receive a FREE Subscription to Baby Talk and a FREE 6 month subscription to American Baby magazine.  These are great magazines for new parents and parents with little ones.  And they sometimes have coupons instead pertaining to baby items!!
                Thanks, Hip2Save!

                Baby Food

                My youngest has started eating baby food and I have been looking for deals (which are hard to come by) and in the process came across this fantastic website to make your own baby food.  I thought I would share the link because the recipes are really simple and you decide what goes into your babies tummy. 

                I have a friend who shared this tip with me.  You can freeze your homemade baby food by placing in into ice cube trays.  Cover the tray with plastic warp and freeze it.  Once the food is solid, just pop it out of the tray and into a labeled freezer bag.  The baby food is ready in individual servings that just need to be thawed and warmed.  

                  Cookie Wednesday: Cheesecake Brownies

                  I think brownies are pretty amazing as they are, but combine those brownies with cheesecake and I'm in heaven!  I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

                  My favorite basic brownie recipe

                  In a large mixing bowl mix well:
                  2 cubes butter, melted
                  4 eggs
                  2 c. sugar

                  In a separate bowl stir together:
                  1/2 tsp salt
                  1/2 tsp baking powder
                  1 1/2 c. flour
                  5-6 Tbl. cocoa powder

                  Then add
                  1 tsp vanilla

                  For the Cheesecake Brownie recipe you will need to set aside 1 c. of brownie batter.

                  Pour the remaining batter in a foil lined (bottom and sides) and greased 9x13 baking dish.

                  Cheesecake Layer:

                  2 8 oz. packages of cream cheese at room temperature
                  2/3 c. granulated white sugar
                  2 tsp. vanilla
                  2 large eggs

                  Spread cheesecake layer evenly over brownie batter.  Then using the reserved brownie batter drop dollops of batter over the cheese cake.  Then taking a butter knife or tooth pick swirl the brownie batter dollops through the cheesecake mixture.

                  Bake for 25 minutes in a 325 degree preheated oven.

                  Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan using the tin foil.  Peal away tin foil and cut into bars.

                  Happy Baking!

                  Thursday, January 6, 2011

                  And The Winner Is....

                  After the very scientific method of writing each entry on a slip of paper and having my husband draw one out of a bowl....The winner of the Date Night Challange is:

                  Mrs. Tellez

                  Please e-mail me your contact information at and I will get your gift basket out to you.

                  The Ugly Couch!

                  My little sister entered the ugliest couch you ever did see into an ugly couch contest to get me a new couch.  I told my friend Jamie, over at Time 2 $ave and here is her post for it.  I just got such a kick out of her post, I had share with all of you.  

                  Children's Place

                   The Children's Place Monster Sale just got better.  Enter the code DNEWS1C and get an 
                  additional 15% off your purchase.  
                  I just purchased this adorable outfit for a few baby shower gifts for just $13.58 each!  Plus, if you shop through EBATE you will get 3% cash back on your purchase.
                  Now that is a fantastic deal!

                  Earth's Best Diapers

                  I just found out about an amazing deal on Earth's Best Diapers at Babies R US, TODAY ONLY!  I am going to link you to The Krazy Coupon Lady for all the details and the necessary coupons.  This deal makes diapers cost between .09 and .16 each.  I usually pay .22 each, so this is a really good sale.

                  Wednesday, January 5, 2011

                  Family Blog Update

                  I finally got around to updating my family blog, Small And Simple Things with all the fun from the past month and Our Christmas.  I'm so proud of myself.

                  "Healthy" Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

                  "Healthy" Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie

                  Nutritional Content:
                  1/2 the calories or regular Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
                  300% RDA Vitamin A
                  20% RDA Fiber
                  Lots and Lots of Calcium from all of those delicious MILK Chocolate Chips....mmmmmm

                  Here I am, 5 days into my diet, and I am craving cookies.  I decided to make a "healthy" cookie for today to keep me on track with my New Year's resolution.  In college I had a roommate who was (well is) a dietatian.  She taught me one of the best healthy living tips I have ever learned.  To have 1/2 calorie cookies, eat half a cookie.  I am going to combine her words of wisdom with my own healthy living tip for the day.  To have 1/2 calorie cookies with 300% of your daily Vitamin A and 20% of your fiber and lots and lots of calcium eat 1/2 of each cookie from 2 dozen of delicious cookies.  I love "Healthy" Cookie.

                  I got this recipe from Christy over at The Girl Who Ate Everything.  She iced her cookies with Brown Sugar Icing, but I'm on a diet and so I had to skip that step, even though it sounds delicious.  (I was really just too tired to do that step.)

                  Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

                  Preheat oven to 350. 
                  Cream together:
                  1/2 c. white sugar
                  1 c. brown sugar
                  1 c. butter, softened

                  Then add:
                  1 14 oz can of pumpkin puree
                  1 tsp vanilla
                  1 egg

                  Sift together the following dry ingredients and add to the wet ingredients above:
                  2 c. flour
                  1 tsp. baking powder
                  1 tsp. baking soda
                  1 tsp. cinnamon
                  1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
                  1/4 tsp. salt
                  Milk Chocolate Chips

                  This dough will be very wet.  Drop onto parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 mintues.  Do not over bake.

                  Here is Christy's icing recipe:

                  3 Tbl. butter
                  1/2 c. brown sugar
                  1/4 c. milk
                  2 c. powdered sugar

                  In saucepan, heat butter and brown sugar over medium to med-high heat until bubbling and thick. Cool 10 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup milk. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
                  Happy Baking!!!

                  Monday, January 3, 2011

                  The Mini Social---KIDS Clothes Daily Event!

                  The Mini Social

                  The Mini Social is a daily deal site for kid deals only! To get people to try it out – they're offering a $10 off $10 purchase credit if you enter merry10 at checkout. This special ends on January 7th - so you don't have much time to use it!
                  I am LOOOOOOVING this adorable organic tulip romper above for $17 (reg. $42). After your credit, it's just $7!
                  Also, it's the last day to get in on the rainboots & umbrella sale! Get some adorable rainboots for just $9, or this Cowgirl umbrella for only $3!!

                  The Mini Social
                  Also - for each friend you refer to The Mini Social, you'll earn a $10 credit. That means, you can continue to score deals like this throughout the year!

                  Thanks Jamie from Time 2 $ave!