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FREE Shutterfly Custom 8×11 Calendar or Easel Calendar ($24.99 Value) – Just Pay Shipping

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Through November 21st, Shutterfly is offering  a FREE 8×11 Calendar or a FREE 5×7 Easel Calendar ($24.99 value) when you use the code BIGDEAL at checkout. Keep in mind that you will need to pay shipping charges of $6.99 for the 8×11 calendar or $7.99 for the 5×7 calendar. You can also get 50% off Photo Books with this coupon code!

The 8×11 Calendar is printed on high-quality heavy cardstock and you can opt to start your calendar on any month, showcase up to 16 photos per page in collage layouts and even personalize special dates with a photo and text.

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The 5×7 Easel Calendar allows you to dress up your desk with a fresh look each month – it includes 12 months of individual 5×7 cards printed on thick, premium cardstock that you customize with photos, text or images.

Amazon: 40% Off Stanely Products (aka My Favorite Coffee Mug Ever)

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Y’all, this is from Instagram a week ago:

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And today Amazon has Stanley products 40% off!!  This is by far my favorite coffee mug. I bought it for THE HUSBAND last year, tried it once and took it over. 🙂  Don’t worry, I bought him another one.

It is easy to use with one hand, does not spill (even when dropped) and keeps my coffee warm all day.

If you are looking for a gift for the coffee lover in your life check them out today and save 40%!

stanely-mugThis is the mug I have.  The Stanely Classic One Hand Vaccum Mug (16oz) and it is just $13.55 shipped today (reg $21.).  There are lots of other deals too. 🙂

Cents of Style: Plaid Blanket Scarves $12.95 Shipped (Choose from 27 Patterns)

Blanket Scarves for $12.95 + FREE SHIPPING w/code BLANKETTREAT

Now through tomorrow, October 31st, Cents of Style is offering their super popular Berlin Plaid Blanket Scarves for just $12.95 shipped with the promo code BLANKETTREAT at checkout. These are regularly $24.95 and the lowest I’ve seen them is $15.95, so $12.95 shipped is a great deal!

This blanket scarf is very versatile as you can wear it as an oversized scarf, as a shawl to keep you warm at dinner or in the office, or to dress up your favorite jeans & tee combo! Plus, you can choose from  27 different color/pattern options.

These super soft scarves make wonderful gifts, too!

If you aren’t sure how to wear a blanket scarf check out these great tips.

Ready, Set, Paste! Great Christmas Gift or Winter Break Activity for Just $7.26 Shipped

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So, the last two weeks have been crazy around here. I am sure they have been for you too. I was not prepared for all the parties, events, gifts and end of semester tests/projects that come along with three in public school. Whew. I was SO glad when Friday came. But now, they are all home….. 🙂 It is fun, but I am already seeing we are going to need some activities and a little bit of a schedule.

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We had Christmas with part of our family last night and one of the boys got this Ready, Set, Paste! set. So I love it. He used it last night and all four of the boys have been playing with it this morning. I love it. Lots of cute creations, no cutting mess and enough room to be creative. There are 9 projects, each individually bagged. It is “cool,creative, craft mom” in a box for just $7.26 shipped. This will ship free for Prime members, Free One Day actually! So this would be a great gift for a creative kid in your life or for Christmas break activities.

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You can also grab this AlEX Little Hands Paper Tube Ocean kit for just $3.49 as an add on item when you have $25 in your cart.

10 Christmas Gift Ideas That Kids Will Play With For Years

 Do you have any Christmas gift ideas for kids this year? I don’t really want to buy anything trendy that they won’t play with in a few months. I want to buy a few things that will last and keep their interest.  –Ann

I thought this was a great question, mainly because I’m struggling with gift ideas this year too!  I thought through the gifts we have given and received over the last few years. When I think about all the toys we don’t play with it makes me realize how much I need to have a yard sale this spring. But, there are also a few that have brought years of fun.   Here is  a list of gifts we have enjoyed for years and I would buy again.

PLEASE comment and share your best lasting gift ideas!

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Number 1 has to be the Little Tikes Jump and Slide Bouncer (on sale $188).  My mom kept asking me for gift ideas last year. I just kept thinking we have no more room for toys! Even if she got each boy three things that is 12 more toys I would have to find a home for. So, I went with a combined gift- the  Little Tikes Jump and Slide Bouncer.

Y’all this has been a one of my favorite gifts ever!  It sets up easily in our play room and the boys bounce in it all the time!  Lots of energy on rainy or snowy days- go bounce. Too hot outside but need to wrestle and be crazy- go bounce. Don’t judge me but I have been known to set a timer and not let them come out of the bouncy until it goes off. 🙂 Here is a short video of the craziness.

This comes with the blower and stakes to keep it from flying away if you want to use it outside too.

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2. PlasmaCar

We actually have three of these, and we have had them for years. We love our PlasmaCars. I have to settle a whose turn is it on the PlasmaCars scuffle at least once every few days. Maybe a fourth should be on my list this year, but we only have so much garage space. 🙂

This video is from two years ago when I still let them ride their PlasmaCars in the house.

As a side note, we got our 5 year old a Mini Micro Scooter last year and all the boys love that too.

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3. Benny the Bull Bouncy Horse

We have this and a dinosaur made by the same company. I am pretty sure there was a group buying site deal for them when I got them. My boys love them. Benny comes with his own little pump and is thick and durable. These bouncy horses have been raced, punched, lassoed, thrown and jumped on by 4 boys for about three years and look very much like when I bought them.

 

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4. Adventures in Odyssey Audio CDs

Lest you think all we do is bounce around the house. 🙂  Someone gave us some Adventures in Odysey  CD’s over a year ago and they became an instant favorite.   We have a couple in the car for longer trips but my favorite way to use them has been at night.  A couple of my guys have a hard time falling asleep at night. On those nights we turn on a CD, low enough that they have to be really quiet to hear it, and it seems to really help. (We also do this with the Jesus Storybook Bible CDs)

5. Board Games

The classics have started to make a come back at our house. Uno, Connect FourSorry  and Spot It are all the rage at our house.

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6. Melissa & Doug Magic Set- If you stop by our house it is highly likely you will be treated to a magic show by the older two boys.

7. Little Tikes Slide-  – this is a staple in the playroom too. It is a slide, a ladder, a jumping off point and part of most of the forts they boys make.

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8. Play Tent– The play tent and tunnel has been the source of many adventures. 🙂

9. Play Food– Believe it or not all my boys have loved playing with play food.  Melissa & Doug Food is my favorite.

10. Books– All The Pigeon books, The Day the Crayons Quit, Magic Tree House,  and Mad Libs just to name a few.  Of course McKay’s is my favorite place to get books on a budget!

Of course, Legos and art supplies make should make this list too.

** I should also add one of my favorite ideas for gifts aren’t toys at all. It’s experiences.  One of my sisters gets the boys (our family) a Knoxville Zoo pass, one gets a season pass to The Muse of Knoxville. We have also gotten Dollywood season passes as gifts. I LOVE this.  These kind of gifts allow are family to have so much fun and make some special memories! Not to mention they don’t clutter the house and they don’t require batteries. 🙂

You could also do just one day passes to some fun places around town. (Great for stocking stuffers.) Sites like Groupon.com   (who right now has 50% off a family to to The Muse of Knoxville) are a great way to save on these kind of gifts! You should also check out nCrowd.com (they offer a lot of deals and often run extra % off deals!) Right now they have Adventure Rainforest Zoo passes for $3!

 

Half Off Depot Extra 50% Off Coupon Code, Great Last Minute Stocking Stuffers!

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Half Off Depot  is offering an extra 50% off local deals, making some great last minute gifts and stocking stuffers! Use code stuffer50  at checkout to get your extra 50% off!

You can see all the Half Off Depot deals here.   There are gifts for everyone. These are just a few :

oak ridgeGrab a family trip to the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge for just $6 after code!

Screen Shot 2013-12-23 at 2.03.51 PMA handgun carry permit class would be only $21 after code!

 

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The code stuffer50 will also work on the two Enjoy The City Knoxville coupon book deals going on right now. Making this the best deal I see!!  These Enjoy the City coupon books have coupons that don’t expire until December 2014. So, there is plenty of time to save money with them.

These books are great to buy for yourself or they would make perfect gifts for anyone who lives in Knoxville. Why? In the book I have (2013) there was a coupon for a FREE oil change from Firestone, FREE Papa John’s Pizza and FREE Donut and Bagel from Dippin Donuts all with no purchase required. There are also coupons for Burger King, Regal Cinemas, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and more. To see all the coupons in the book go HERE.

Here are the deals :

• $6 ($26.95 value) for 1 local coupon book & Free Shipping
$20 ($106.95 value) for 5 local coupon books & Free Shipping

Sam’s Club Holiday Open House Dec. 20-22nd (Non-Members Invited to Shop Too!)

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For all you last minute shoppers, check out Sam’s Club Holiday Open House. You don’t have to be a member to shop at Sam’s Club this weekend!

Sam’s Club invites the public to save big on sought after brands and gifts this weekend during a three-day Holiday Open House, Friday, Dec. 20 to Sunday, Dec. 22.  Last minute shoppers can discover more than 100 new items plus lowered prices on the season’s most popular smartphones, notebooks and gifts without paying non-member upcharges.

The Holiday Open House extends to SamsClub.com, where guests can purchase items without fees by entering their email address prior to checkout.

This could help you save on big ticket items and food if you are feeding a crowd this Christmas!