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Amazing Birthday Cakes

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me!

Other than the occasional birthday freak out (once every 5 years or so) I absolutely LOVE my birthday. A day full of family, friends, messages and goodies…what’s not to love?

This year I’ll be out for my birthday dinner, but that doesn’t stop me from drooling over these amazing cakes…

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Double Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova from What Katie Ate

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting from Always With Butter

Salted Caramel Chocolate Fudge from Sweetopolita

Chocolate Christmas Cake (with Malt Balls) from Urbane Fruits

Looks like I’ll be getting my bake on, lots of Birthdays in March.


Also, I’ve got LOTS of birthday freebies to enjoy today. See THIS post if you haven’t signed up for yours yet.

Paperless Post Freebie Invites

Friday, January 18th, 2013

In my last catalog from Crate & Barrel I noticed a little ad mentioning Paperless Post. So I went to check out the link HERE, and found out the two companies have joined together to offer a FREE collection to their readers.

Aren’t their invites so cute and stylish? Perfect for that last minute get-together. This design is tempting me to host an Oscar party…

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Go see if there’s a free invite for your next event or announcement, and don’t forget to invite us!

PS. Over Christmas we were playing a game when the word “catalog” came up, my 9 year old nephew asked what it was….scary how things are changing!

DYI: Newspaper Hearts on Lights

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

I always get so sad taking down my Christmas decorations, so this year I went straight to decorating for Valentines.

The fairy lights in our dinning area really cozy up the place, so they’re officially staying till spring. I made these little hearts to dress them up for the season. They’re not only cute, but free to make and very easy!

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If you’d like to make your own, all you’ll need is: 

Fairy lights (I use icicle, currently on mega sale everywhere!)

A pair of scissors

An old newspaper or magazine

Marker or pencil

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Simply draw your heart shape on newspaper, and cut. I like to do a few pages at a time to make it super fast. Then punch over lights, the paper rips easily since it’s so thin.

This is all I had the energy for on my sick day, hope you guys aren’t feeling yucks! Look after yourselves x.

Free Movie Ticket with 2 General Mills Cereal Purchase

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

This week Sarah alerted me to our favorite deal EVERRRRRR…

Buy two specially marked General Mills cereals like the ones pictured above and get a $12 movie voucher!

After purchase, simply go HERE to enter codes found on the inside of the cereal boxes and print off your movie voucher. The voucher can be used at any of these theaters within 60 days of printing (codes expire on website Dec 2013).

Each box of cereal usually costs $3, so it costs around $6 for two boxes of cereal and a free movie ticket!

This week at Target, General Mills cereal are buy three, get one free. I purchased four boxes which cost $9 and equaled two movie tickets! When I checked out at the register, a coupon printed out for $2 off my next 5 boxes of General Mills cereal!

Here are a few coupons for Golden Graham, Chex, and Cherrios to make the deal even better.

It’s time to stock up on cereal folks, this is such a great deal! As this is a new deal not all the grocery stores have the specially marked cereal boxes. Hopefully all stores will be stocked with new cereal soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

I’ll be spending my free movie tickets on James Bond and guilty pleasure, Breaking Dawn part 2. I must say I think I will enjoy them a little bit more than normal knowing I got such a great deal on the tickets!

Perfect deal for the upcoming movie holiday season, right? Are you in? What will you be seeing with your movie vouchers?

Em’s Birthday

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

To our Little Sister,

You may feel old on this milestone birthday, but we are the old ones, for we can remember your entrance into the world.

The day you were born we were at Gran’s house, and although the day was full of anticipation, we were happy playing in the garden and dressing our dolls waiting for news. It didn’t seem like long before Dad knocked on the door, and walked in with a big smile. He came in and told us all about you, and we fell in love with you, even before we met.

We couldn’t be happier that you made two best friends into three.

We love, adore and admire you.

Helen and Sarah x

PS. We’ll be enjoying some of Em’s birthday freebies today, check out my post HERE to see our faves.

Deal Alert: Chipotle FREE Kids Meal!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

As you guys know we LOVE Chipotle kids meals (“Chip-oat-lay” is how I say it!). They’re fresh, cheap, and extremely yummy; and basically the perfect lunch when we’re dashing around town.

Yesterday we stopped in at the Sugarhouse location, and just when I was about to throw my receipt away I noticed extra text at the bottom of it.

It read “Your kids meal purchased between 8/14 and 8/31 will fund classroom gardens across the USA. Bring back your original receipt between 9/1 and 9/30 to get a free kids meal!”

Whoot whoot!!! How awesome, I helped fund an awesome project and I get to go back for a free meal. Now you tell me where I can eat better for only $4.25 for TWO meals?!

PS. Their portions and selections are way better than this pic, see what we order HERE.

A Tour of the HGTV Dream Home!

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

As we mentioned on Monday, this weekend I had the chance to go in to the HGTV Dream House!  I was so excited to get inside and feel the place out.  Today I thought I’d share my top five list of this amazing home.

No.1 Windows, Windows, Windows!

The first thing I noticed when entering the dream house was the abundance of windows. I could tell immediately that the whole house has been designed around the views of the beautiful Heber valley.  Every single room has as many windows as possible, with insane views, truly making the house one in a million:

No.2 Layout

The floor plan of the home is very unique.  In fact, I haven’t seen anything quite like it.  It has definitely been designed as a luxurious vacation home, and makes me think of how a five star Bed & Breakfast should be.  The three bedrooms of the home are divided by stairs and wings of the home, brought together by the kitchen and great room.  So different and fun.

No.3 Size

To be honest, the home seems a lot smaller than it looks.  There is no massive space and the home is decked out to the nines, making every room seem cozy and livable…just as a cozy mountain home should be. This was my favorite room in the house:

The picture does not do the room justice! The pale aqua of the room makes it so serene, inviting and perfect. The en suite is equally beautiful:

I just loved how this vanity was not enormous, cozy and still highly functional.

No.4 Kitchen

Hands down the kitchen was amazing. My favorite thing in the whole house?  Matching sub-zero fridge and freezer:

Aren’t they beautiful?! Perfect for entertaining a large family.

After seeing this kitchen I am totally converted to quartz countertops.  They looked so clean and perfect and apparently are indestructible…perfect for me.

Oh, and those open drawers in the island? More fridges for beverages..holler.

No. 5 Garage

Heated garage with chandeliers…need I say more? When the tour led us to the garage I was thinking why? But then I realized.  A heated garage decked with chandeliers and a brand spanking new, shiny, black luxury that I could get very used to :)

It was all stunning and such a blast to look around. Here’s to hoping I’ll win! Make sure you’re entering to win it all…only a few days left to enter!

Lazy Weekend Extended and a Dream House Tour

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Happy Monday everyone, we hope you all had a lovely weekend. We were lucky and spent it with friends and family in Midway. We ate too much, laughed a lot and even enjoyed a good football game.

While we were up there, of course we had to check in on the dream home, and were pleasantly surprised to see that they are now hosting tours…Em will be reporting her thoughts on this later this week, but for now CLICK HERE to make reservations, if you’re interested in going yourself.

As for us, we’ve decided to keep the weekend going, eating lots of leftovers and dreaming of watching the big game in the Dream House family room next year!

Reminder: HGTV Dream House Sweepstakes

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Just a reminder that it’s officially time to enter the HGTV 2012 Dream House Sweepstakes.

Read all about it HERE and head over HERE to enter twice a day, through Feb 17th for your chance to win.

The home is located in beautiful Midway, Utah, only about a mile from Brad’s parents house.  I’m pretty sure it’s destiny!  If one of you wins, we’re coming over to visit!

HGTV 2012 Park City Dream House

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

It’s here, that time again where for months I dream of a dream house. This years HGTV’s dream house is in our very own Park City, and for some reason that makes this dream seem a little closer…do you like how I can’t even type, I’m a little in awe!

Here’s some pictures to drool over:

Can you imagine if you won this? The crazy thing is you have a chance, entries start December 29th.


Deal Alert: Hallmark + Bath and Body Works Coupons

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

There’s a couple of great coupons I wanted to share with you all, that could help you score some mega deals on Black Friday.

First, the Hallmark coupon good for $5 off a $10 purchase. Simply like them on facebook HERE, and print coupon (click the back button once you’ve printed, to get another coupon). I also found this coupon in my Martha Stewart Living Magazine + Country Living this month. Last year I spent these coupons on plaid gift wrap, this year I purchased ten 99 cent cards for only $5!

Next, Bath and Body Work coupon found HERE good for a free item (up to $13) when you spend $10. You can use this with any in store or online promotions, I’m sure you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Last year I printed off a few extra coupons and gave them to fellow shoppers, it was a great way to spread some holiday cheer without costing me anything, and the recipients were delighted:)

This year I’m planning on getting THIS Mentha Body Wash for free, a great little addition to the hubs stocking don’t ya think?

Let us know how you spend your coupons, and as always Happy Shopping!

(Deals spied on Hip2Save…thanks!)

Daily Deal: Starbucks BOGO Holiday Drink

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Talking of hot drinks…last night I saw an ad on the telly advertizing Starbucks sweet deal starting today. Simply visit your local Starbucks between 2pm and 5pm, November 17-20th and buy one holiday drink and get the second for FREE.

I’ll be ordering the Peppermint Hot Chocolate with a dollop of cream, of course!

(For more details click HERE.)

Deal Alert: FREE mp3 downloads from amazon.

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Amazon has a great deal right now on their music downloads. Simply use code FALLMP3S to credit your account $2, that gets you two FREE tunes.

I decided to download a couple of Lady Antebellum songs, and have been enjoying them on this sunny afternoon.

This deal won’t last for long, so head over HERE to claim asap.

What will you download?

(thanks, Hip2Save:)

Inbox Deals + Freebies

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Do you enjoy checking your inbox? I have a love-hate relationship with mine. Like a lot of people I have a separate email addresses for my personal emails, and then one for everything else. The “everything else” inbox can fill up rather fast, so I try to keep tabs on emails by only signing up for those stores I like the most, and unscubscriping to everything else.

Joining company’s email lists can be lucrative in lots of ways. I love seeing the previews of a new line, along with knowing about upcoming sales and events; but what I enjoy most are the discount and freebies that land in my email frequently.

My favorites today are:

3 Free music downloads from World Market

I choose: The Sweetest Thing (Camera Obscura), I’ll Be Waiting (Adele), and Let’s Just Fall In Love Again (Jason Castro).

BOGO Burrito at Rubio’s:

This makes for an inexpensive meal for the two of us. I’ll be ordering my fave, the chili-lime wild salmon burrito…yum!

Like with many companies both World Market and Rubio’s offer goodies just for signing up. For the World Market Expolorer Club see HERE, you’ll get a 10% off purchase coupon. For Rubio’s Beach Club see HERE, and you’ll get a free fish taco.

What company emails do you enjoy? I may need to sign up!

Deal Alert: Bargain Movies + Free Breaky

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Just a couple of sweet deals to share today:

First up, M&M movie promotion. On select single packets of M&M’s there’s a “win movie tickets promotion”, after you’ve consumed the goods you’ll find a code inside just enter it HERE to see if you’re a winner. We’ve purchased about six packs, and five of those were winners and awarded a us $3 in movie credit per pack.

Yesterday, we cash our movie cash in and saw a matinee of The Help. It’s a must see and a must read, and we loved it. Of course paying only $2.50 helped our enjoyment!

We’ve found that deal to be great, but if you’re wanting a confirmed deal on your movie ticket it may be best to go with their other promotion; buy 2 packs of M&M’s (larger bags) and Orville Redenbacher popcorn to get Entertainment Cash for free movie tickets or DVD Savings. Go HERE to get your Printable Rebate form and more info.


Our second deal today you may of already heard of , a FREE breakfast entree at Chick fil A. I think you already know this is our favorite fast foodie place, it’s great.

There’s still plenty of reservation spots left so head on over to HERE to claim yours.


Deal Alert: Free PF Changs Lettuce Wraps

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

PF Changs has been one of our favorite places to go for years, but since Em’s Celiac diagnosis it’s become even more of a trusty fav because they have a whole gluten free menu, including gluten free lettuce wraps.

As part for their 18th Birthday celebration PF Changs are giving away a free order of their famous lettuce wraps to their facebook fans. Simply click HERE and follow instructions to get your coupon. I think you can only print this coupon today, but is good to use thru the end of the month, with any food or drink purchase.

Coupons like this don’t come around everyday, so we recommend printing and enjoying!

(Thanks Hip2Save!)

Deal of the Day: McDonald’s Smoothies

Monday, June 27th, 2011


Our air conditioner is broken. Brad and I are taking it in turns with our one fan, and taking lots of cool showers in attempts to keep cool.  Today Brad found this coupon (my couponing is rubbing off on him) for buy one get one free McDonald’s real fruit smoothies.  The heat drew us over to McD’s to try them out tonight.  I ordered the pineapple and mango smoothie:  Cool, and delicious and even better with a dollop of cream on top.

To make the deal even better we got a free Redbox rental code with purchase!  Two smoothies and a red box for $3!!!

Thanks Brad!

Deal Alerts: Free Tiny Prints Father’s Day Card + Bath and Body Works Sale

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Just wanted to let you all know that Tiny Prints is offering a free custom fathers day card TODAY ONLY. Shipping is even free if you have it sent to you, or you can pay 44 cents for a stamp to be sent to the recipient.

Simply CLICK HERE, choose a card…personalize with photographs and text…review…then enter code FREEFD at checkout.

I will say I’m picky when I comes to a good card; I like it to be personal and good quality, so I end up making most of mine myself. But I really really love Tiny Prints, the cards I’ve ordered in the past have turned out so nice, and arrived on time…so I’m giving this company my two thumbs up!     (Thanks Hip2Save for spying this deal)

Also, just a heads up on the Bath and Body Works big annual sale that started today online, and tomorrow in stores. Don’t forget to bring your coupon found HERE, for a free signature travel item with ANY purchase. See what we like to get free HERE.

Two of my favorite products are the wall flowers, and candles, they come in a wide variety of delicious scents my two favorites for summer are Pineapple Mango and Sparkling Mojito. What will you be stocking up on?