Save Money with Groupon Coupons!

I’ve said it before, part of my job description as a wife and mother is to save my family as much money as possible. When out shopping, I don’t pay a thing until I’ve searched online for a coupon that I can use. The same is true when I am shopping online. In my head, I can’t help but think that they wouldn’t have coupon codes if the stores didn’t want you to save the money! So why not take that extra minute to do a quick search?!? One thing I really like to do, and highly recommend, is to save money using Groupon Coupons.

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Recently, my son got a concussion during a lacrosse game. This was our first time every dealing with a concussion. While researching the best things to feed my son and what to do for him while he is recovering, I read and was told by many people to pick up a really good fish oil for him. Apparently the fish oil will help heal the brain. The brand recommended to me was Barlean’s.

Thankfully I was able to pick this up at a local health food store near me. Since I was in such a rush to get it, I didn’t even look for a coupon. I know…the horror! Now that my son is getting better, and I am able to think a little more clearly, I started looking at my favorite place for coupons…Groupon Coupons! Imagine my delight when I see that one of my favorite online retailers (Vitacost) has 36 coupons available!

There are a wide variety of coupons available with Groupon Coupons. Some retailers you will find are:

  • Home Depot
  • Hertz
  • Kate Spade
  • Kohls
  • 23 and Me (which I am VERY interested in checking out)

These are just a few of the retailers available. Whether you are booking a car, ordering vitamins or shopping for summer clothes, Groupon Coupons can help you save money! And we all love saving money!!

How did you save money with Groupon Coupons?

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Orange Cream Loaf Recipe

One of my favorite things to take to get togethers for the holidays, teacher appreciation week or just to make and have at home are banana breads or this Orange Cream Loaf recipe. They are perfect for brunches and with teacher appreciation week coming up, they are perfect to make and donate to the school to be placed in the teachers lounge. A delicious piece of this Orange Cream Loaf is the perfect pick-me-up at this time of year when the kids are SOOOOOO ready to be out of school and have a countdown of exactly how many days they have left!

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Orange Cream Loaf Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 Large Eggs, room temperature
  • 1 C Sugar
  • 3 TBSP Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 tsp Orange Extractorange cream loaf
  • 1 C Orange Juice from 2 1/2 large navel oranges
  • 1/4 C Orange Zest
  • 1/2 C Oil

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease your loaf pan (I prefer this Cake Releaseorange cream loaf).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl (or your stand mixer this oneorange cream loaf that is on a HUGE sale), combine the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, orange extract, orange juice, orange zest and oil. Mix until completely combined.
  4. Slowly add in the flour and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Pour into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes. Once done, set aside to cool.

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 C Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 C Orange Juice
  • 1/2 C Orange Zest

Frosting Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix.
  2. Set your Orange Cream Loaf on a plate and pour the glaze over the loaf and let it sit to harden.

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Doesn’t this Orange Cream loaf look delicious?!? If you would like to make a gluten free version, I really recommend this brandorange cream loaf of gluten free flour. I’ve used it many times and everything always turns out fabulous!

What’s your favorite thing to bake?


Cinco de Mayo with Qdoba Catering!

If you remember, we had a Qdoba Christmas courtesy of Qdoba Catering and I have to say, it was probably the best Christmas dinner ever! The adults loved it, the kids loved it, and we had leftovers for days! This May, be the Cinco party hero and let Qdoba catering handle everything for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta! It’s the perfect solution for parties big and small! Your Cinco de Mayo party will be a huge it. Trust me. People will be talking about it for years!

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With Qdoba catering, the food is delivered to your Cinco de Mayo party. Each Qdoba catering bar is fully stocked with their delicious chips and salsa, savory meats and fresh toppings. This also includes guacamole made with avocados from Mexico! While your guests are sipping their margaritas, they will have the ability to truly customize their meals to their liking. And lets face it, as the host, how much easier can things get?!?

To order your very own Qdoba catering, visit www.qdoba.com/catering or call 888-736-2224.

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A League Of Their Own – 25th Anniversary

I bet if I said the line, “There’s no crying in baseball“, you would be able to tell me exactly what movie it’s from and who said it. There are movies and lines that just stick with us and A League of Their Own is one of those movies. I was 11 years old when that movie came out and not only did I see it in the theater, but we also had a copy of it on VHS. It was one of my favorite movies. I even got to stand very close to and say hi to Geena Davis when she came to my home town for an archery competition!

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If you are like me and love A League of Their Own, then you will be happy to know that a 25th anniversary Blu-Ray™ on April 18, 2017. Pre-Order your copy right now and it will ship out tomorrow morning! This movie is on our list to watch for our next family movie night! My kids, especially my daughter, loves all the movies I used to watch, so I am very excited to show her this movie!

About A League of Their Own Anniversary Edition

Besides just being a really great movie, this 25th anniversary edition includes an all new bonus featurette “Bentonville, Baseball & The Enduring Legacy of A League of Their Own,” which is an unforgettable visit to the annual softball game at the Bentonville Film Festival. It features all new interviews with Geena Davis, and so much more! Another thing this Blu-ray includes is 15 deleted scenes. The deleted scene section on DVD’s and Blu-ray’s are my favorite!

Synopsis

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this hilarious and beloved comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna. With baseball lineups and locker rooms left empty during Word War II, the newly-founded All-American Girls Baseball League brought talented women to the big leagues–and brought fans to the stands. The indomitable Dottie Hinson (Davis) finds herself leading a rag tag group of players who end up winning over the heart of their has-been coach, Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks). Lori Petty, Rosie O’Donnell and Jon Lovitz round out the all-star roster. Based on the true story of the pioneering women who blazed the trail for generations of athletes.

Like I said, A League of Their Own is a great family movie night movie. It has a run time of about 138 minutes and it is rated PG for language.


Discount Glasses and Contacts – How to Save Money

When I received a note from my daughters school letting me know that she did not pass the state mandated eye exam, I kind of freaked out. She was only in Kindergarten at the time and all I kept thinking was, “I don’t want her made fun of like I was“. You see, when I got glasses, I was in 4th grade and barely anyone had glasses. I heard things like, “hey four eyes” or “you look like a teacher now“, all the time. It was so embarrassing. Oh…and, did I mention, when I was in 4th grade, it was 1989? You can imagine what my glasses looked like! Besides freaking out about how others would treat her, I couldn’t help but think about the cost. Three of us in glasses and/or contacts now? Thankfully there are sites where you can get discount glasses and contacts.

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Discount Glasses and Contacts?

You read that right! Saving money on glasses and contacts is extremely important. Especially with kids. As active as my daughter is, things happen on recess and glasses get broken or contacts blow out of your eyes (that actually happened to me in 7th grade…not even joking). So buying discount glasses and contacts make those accidents less of a problem and easier for you to purchase a new pair.

About Discount Glasses

Not only are the glasses at Discount Glasses the lowest price on eyeglasses guaranteed, but every order includes free prescription lenses! There are upgrades you can add to your order like Transition lenses, prescription sunglasses, and more. Other crazy good perks of buying your eyeglasses at Discount Glasses are:

  • Frames start as low as $29 per complete pair
  • Free shipping on ANY size order
  • 365 day return policy

I remember when we got my daughter her first pair of glasses. We opted to add Transition lenses to her glasses. Thankfully we had vision insurance at the time. When it was all said and done, the total for her order was over $349. Like I said, I was very thankful that we had vision insurance. I couldn’t imagine paying that kind of money to put glasses on a 5 year old. Now that there are three of us in the house wearing glasses, saving money with Discount Glasses is top priority!

About Discount Contact Lenses

Like most people that wear glasses, I also wear contact lenses. Eventually, one day, my daughter will want to wear contacts too. Thankfully, there is a discount contact lenses site! I am all about saving money where I can, especially on things I throw away! Just like Discount Glasses, Discount Contact Lenses has the lowest prices on contact lenses guaranteed. That includes a price match policy! Other perks include:

  • Free shipping on orders over $99 (overnight shipping available too)
  • All orders place on the mobile app gets 10% off (iTunes and Google Play)

If you would like to place an order, be sure to use the coupon code BLOGDCLDG10. It saves you 10% off any order! Offer expires 5/31/2017.

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Isn’t she cute?!? This is my daughter, 5 years ago with her first pair of glasses! She will be getting a new prescription in a week. I can’t wait to show her this adorable pair! And I will be taking advantage of that coupon code above!