Amazon Christmas Deals Bargain List (Toys, Stocking Stuffers, DVD’s and more!)

Massive List of amazing Amazon Christmas Toys, Gifts and Stocking Stuffers. This post is updated every few days as happymoneysaver is looking for new hot deals. Christmas gifts for less here!

I am dedicated to helping you all save some money this holiday season!! Therefore, I introduce to you my big list of great deals on toys, stocking stuffers, inexpensive gifts, DVD’s and more at great rock bottom prices. This list will be updated every few days with new great deals and price drops all through November and December.

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(**This big list was updated on 11/26/14)

BEST DEALS ON TOYS

Toys under $5.00

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Minecraft Collectible Figure Mystery Styles $2.47 (was $4.99)

Schleich Papa Smurf Movie Toy Figure $2.45 (was $4.99) add-on

Chutes and Ladders Board Game $4.77 (was $10.99)

Hasbro Trouble Game $4.88 (was $12.99)

Crayola Washable Watercolors $4.00 (was $6.99)

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Oball Shaker $3.96 (was $8.00)

HEXBUG Nano Colors May Vary $4.99 (was $8.99)

My Little Pony Rainbow Power Fluttershy Figure Doll $3.99 (was 7.99) Add-on

Iwako Japanese Puzzle Take Apart Erasers Zoo Animals Set of 7 $5.50 (was $7.99)

Family Finger Puppets – People Includes Mom, Dad, Grandpa, Grandma, Brother, Sister $2.52 with free shipping

Crayola My first crayons Triangle shaped for easy gripping $2.99 (Reg. $4.99)

Crayola 18 Count Assorted Colors Washable Kid’s Paint $2.99 (Reg. $7)

Crayola Color Wonder Disney Preschool Coloring Pad $4.74 (was $6.99)

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10 Pairs Doll Barbie Shoes Sandals$1.70 + free shipping (comes from overseas so could take longer shipping)

Lego Chima Wolves & Crocodiles Activity Book $3.23 (Reg $8.29)

Melissa & Doug Drawing Pad $2.99 (Reg. $14.99)

*HOT!* Colorful Silicone LOOM BANDS – 600 Bands & 25 “S” Clips! $3.49 shipped (reg. $20.99)

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Lego City Surfers Rescue -$4.59 (Reg $8.99)

Monsters Univerity Squealing Mascot $6.57 (Reg. $12.99)

Melissa & Doug Water Wow Numbers $4.99 (Reg. $6.99)

Mushabellies Mungo Monkey $3.53 + free shipping (Reg. $11.99)

Melissa & Doug Petite Peel and Press Sticker by Number-Princess Castle $4.99 (Reg. $8.99)

 

Toys $5.00 – $10.00

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Nerf Rebelle Pink Crush Blaster $6.39 (was $11.99)

Bright Starts Clack Slide Activity Ball $8.88 (was $22.99)

Schleich Smurfette’s Cottage $7.35 (was $22.99)

Beanie Boos Pinky Pink Plush $5.85 + free shipping (was $9.99)

Webkinz Lion$5.39 (Reg. $14.99)

Iota The Great Big Game in The Teeny-Weeny Tin $5.34 (was $9.99)

Webkinz Hedgehog $6.99 (was $14.99)

The Original Wizard Card Game $6.00 (was $14.99)

Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue Oversized Blade Vehicle $7.45 (was $11.99)

Learning Resources Sum Swamp Game $9.99 (was a $18.99)

Nerf Rebelle Dart Refill Pack $5.59 (was $9.99)

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Monster Pullback Trucks 12-unit $8.60 (was $14.95)

Mrs. Potato Head $5.99 (was $11.99)

12-piece Large Assorted Dinosaurs $8.69 (was $19.99)

Hot Wheels 9-Car Gift Pack (Styles May Vary) $7.99 (Reg. $11.99)

Sketch Scented Markers $5.99 (was $10.49)

Jenga Classic Game $7.99 (was $14.99)

Webkinz Pink Pony $4.84 (Reg. $14.99) add on

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Click’n Learn Remote $7.19 (Reg. $11.99)

LeapFrog LeapReader Early Reading Book: Nickelodeon Dora the Explorer: Tale of the Unicorn King (works with Tag) $6.97 (was $13.99)

WOW George’s Dragon Tale – Fantasy (4 Piece Set) $9.29 (was $19.99)

North American P-51 Sky Fighter Battery Powered Toy $8.16 (Reg. $25.48)

Hasbro Games PICTUREKA Card Game$5.49 (reg. $9.94)

Angry Birds Air Swimmers Turbo – RED Flying Remote Control Balloon Toy only $8.53 (Reg $49.99)

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Tinkertoy Pink Building Set $28.49 (was $44.99)

Learning Resources Pretend Calculator Register $19.81 (was $39.99)

Fisher Price Imaginext Castle Lions Den $29.88 (was $49.99)

Nerf Rebelle Agent Bow Blaster with purple arrows $19.88 (was $29.99)

Ravensburger Labyrinth Game $19.23 (was $31.99)

Pillow Pets Thomas Tank Engine $15.90 (was $39.99)

Teether Bracelet 4-Pack $18.50 (was $49.95)

 

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Ravens burger The Earth Piece Puzzleball $32.70 (was $45.99)

KNEX Supersonic Swirl Building Set $14.99 (was $32.99)

Fisher-Price Disney’s Jake and The Never Land Pirates Hook’s Jolly Roger Pirate Ship $18.89 (Reg. $26.99)

Estes Proto Nano Quadcopter Red $31.65 (was $59.99)

Mattel Password Journal $15.29 (was $26.99)

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Love to Play Puppy $14.76 (Reg. $22.99)

Fisher Price Laugh Learn Love Plush 14.76 (was $22.99)

KNEX 375 Piece Deluxe Building $12.78 (was $19.99)

Fisher-Price Roller Blocks Play Wall $24.49 (Reg. $34.99)

Transformers Hunters Optimus Action Figure $29 (was $59.99)

Wham-O Hover Ball-Blue $18.11 (was $29.99)

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Radio-Flyer-635S-Spin-Saucer $19.49 (was $34.99)

MindWare-M32016-Qwirkle-Board-Game $20.99 (was $34.99)

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*Price Drop!* Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven, Purple $29.96 (was $59.99)

Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag, 80-Piece (Classic) $14.88 (was $24.99)

Estes 4606 Proto X Nano R/C Quadcopter (Colors Vary, Black or White) $28.99 (Reg. $60)

Hot Wheels Super Loop Chase Race Trackset $26.10 (Reg. $44.99)

ALEX® Toys – Artist Studio Fantastic Spinner $15.44 (Reg. $28)

Furby (Teal) $27.99 (Reg. $59.99)

Disney Minnie Mouse Collapsible Storage Trunk $10.53 (was $19.99)

ALEX Toys – Craft, Loop ‘N Loom, 184WP $14.19 (Reg. $27)

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Puppy’s Smart Train $22.16 (Reg. $35)

Playhut Disney Princess Discovery Hut Tent $14.98 (Reg. $35)

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Lego Star Wars Storage Bin $12.00 (Reg. $19.99)

Monopoly Zapped the game – $10.28 (Reg. $39.99)

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Pillow Pets Dream Lites – Pink Butterfly 11″ $13.95 (Reg. $30)

ALEX Toys – Craft, My First Sewing Kit $17.99 (Reg. $33)

Hot Wheels Race Rally Water Park Playset $15.47 (Reg. $22.99)

Learning Resources Farmers Market Color Sorting Set $25.94 (Reg. $39.99)

Hot Wheels Video Racer Micro Camera Car – Green $19.99 (Reg. $59.99) add-on

 

 Toy Deals $30-$100

Radio Flyer Classic Red Dual Deck Tricycle 54.83 (Reg. 89.99)

 

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Lil’ Rider  3 Wheel Battery Powered Bike, Pink $59.99 (was $199.99)  ***HOT PRICE!!!***

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Picasso Magnet Building Magnetic Blocks $64.99 (was $99.99) GREAT Price!!!

Pack-Choppers-Bluetooth-Controlled-iPhone $47.99 (was $99.99)

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Little People Christmas Nativity Lights $42.99 (was $79.99)

Happy Trails Elephant Rocking Animal $51.99 (was $159.99)

Happy Trails Giraffe Plush Rocking Animal $53.99 (Reg. $159.99) GREAT PRICE!!

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Melissa & Doug high rated Heirloom Victorian Dollhouse – $102.74 (reg. $169.99)

 

AMAZON CHRISTMAS DVD DEALS

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special $5.00 (Reg. $7.98)

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas $4.99 (Reg. $14.98)

Jack Frost DVD $3.75

The Nativity Story $6.70 (Reg $14.96)

A Christmas Story (Full-Screen Edition) $6.00 (Reg $14.97)

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Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Deluxe Edition)$8.96 (Reg. $19.97)

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas [Blu-ray] for just $9.96!

 

AMAZON STOCKING STUFFER IDEAS

wallpaper decoration Creative personality $3.99 (was $7.99)

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BIC-Fashion-Colors-Medium-Assorted $2.49 (was $3.79) for 2-pack

Strap On LED Fingers – Set of 4$1.51 shipped

Snag this 2pc-chiffon Zebra & Leopard Pashmina Scarves for just $5.35 with FREE shipping!

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Snag the SODIAL(TM) Funky Fun Colorful Magnetic Wooden Numbers Fridge Magnets  for just $2.33 with FREE shipping!

 

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TONS of Titanium Baseball Necklaces in many colors for around $2 and free shipping

15pcs Nail Art Brush Set  $2.42 with FREE shipping.

Handlebar Mustache Vintage Adjustable Double Ring: $3.23 add-on

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Camera necklace $3.32 plus free shipping!

Head Massager (Colors May Vary): $3.16 + free shipping

2pc Mickey/ Minnie Mouse Cookie Cutters $3.76 with FREE shipping!

Professional Nail Art Brushes – Set of 3: $2.92 with FREE shipping!

Classic vintage Bronze dragonfly pendant necklace chain $2.79 with FREE shipping!

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Get this Mickey Mouse Face Shape Cookie Cutter for just $2.04 + FREE Shipping on Amazon right now!

SET of 10 Nail Tape Stripe Decoration Sticker Hologram $1.58 with FREE shipping!

Hair Donuts – $1.47 + free shipping

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Metallic Hollow Rose Headband is just $2.13 with FREE shipping

2 Pack- Bronze Fashion Vintage Eiffel Tower Pendant + Seahorse Pendant for only $3.59 +0.50 shipping

4 pack of Stylus Pens for iPad , Samsung Galaxy Tab ,Motorola Xoom,ALL Touchscreen Cellphone,Tablets $5.01 with FREE shipping.

Schleich Smurfette Movie Toy Figure $4.49 add-on

 Note: Amazon prices to change fast, so if you want something at the lowest price buy it fast. I don’t like pressuring you..but  I have missed out on a deal or two by waiting too long. Literally Amazon prices can change within a few minutes.

The majority of all these Amazon deals will give you FREE SHIPPING when you spend $35 or more (it’s called Super Saver shipping and takes 5-7 days to get to you.)  But you can also try out Amazon Prime for FREE for 30 days (perfect for this holiday season…) which will give you FREE 2 Day shipping on all Amazon Prime items.  As an Amazon Prime member I get free 2 day shipping on the majority of the items on Amazon as well as free instant videos, movies and ebooks. It’s just $79/year to be a member, which is only around $6.50 each month to have all these freebies and 2 day shipping. Click here to try it out for FREE for 30 days.

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10 Best Recipes to use up that leftover Thanksgiving Turkey!

10 Best Recipes to Use Up That Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey We all know that turkey sandwiches can only last to long but there are so many other recipes! Check out these delicious recipes and try something new!

Sometimes just eating leftover turkey can get downright boring when you have a lot of it. Turn your leftover turkey into turkey and spinach lasagna rolls, soups, pot pie and many more. You can still make your leftover turkey bun sandwiches but also consider some of these delicious 10 Best Recipes to use up that leftover Thanksgiving Turkey.

10 Best Recipes to use up that leftover Thanksgiving Turkey

Leftover Turkey and Spinach Lasagna This is a unique twist on lasagna and it sounds delicious!

 

1. Leftover Turkey and Spinach Lasagna from Just Us Four.  This is a unique twist on a favorite dish and it sounds so delicious!

 

Turkey Crescent Bites Oh My! These look so yummy!

 

2. Turkey Crescent Bites from The Kitchen is My Playground. Oh My! These look so yummy!

 

Turkey and Dumplings Another delicious twist on a classic dish!

 

3. Turkey and Dumplings from Stockpiling Moms. This is another traditional dish with a twist! It sounds like a delicious meal to have on a cold night!

 

Turkey and Egg Cups Adding leftover Thanksgiving Turkey to a breakfast idea? Now that is genius!

 

4. Turkey and Egg Cups from Drugstore Divas. This calls for prepackaged turkey, but I know that this would be easy to use Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey instead!

 

Cream Cheese Turkey and Vegetable Soup How delicious does that sound?!

5. Cream Cheese Turkey and Vegetable Soup from Hot Eats and Cool Reads. Oh goodness! This sounds like a perfect cold weather soup to have!

 

Turkey Pot Pie A delicious turkey pot pie can satisfy the entire family!

 

6. Turkey Pot Pie from Pink When. A delicious Turkey Pot Pie can satisfy the entire family!

 

Turkey Cranberry Wrap This would be a delicious and filling lunch idea to add to your mennu!

 

7. Turkey and Cranberry Wrap from This Mama Loves. Wow! This would be a delicious and filling lunch idea to add to your menu!

 

Turkey Stuffing Soup Another delicious soup? Yes, please!

 

8. Turkey Stuffing Soup from Recipes, Food, and Cooking. Another delicious soup? Yes, please!

 

Turkey and Apricot Sliders This would be a delicious and filling dinner idea for your family!

9. Turkey and Apricot Sliders from The Kitchen is My Playground. This sounds like a delicious and filling idea to use for dinner!

 

Easy Crock Pot Turkey Chili Recipes to help use the leftover turkey are great, but in the crock pot? Even better!

 

10. Easy Crock Pot Turkey Chili from Mom 4 Real. I love recipes that help me use the leftover turkey, but one in the crock pot? Even better because I love saving time!

11/26 Amazon Deals / Kids Apron, Just Dance 2015, Wall Decals, Glad Plugins, Dustbuster, Panasonic Wet/Dry Razor, Beverage Dispenser, Saute Pan, Glass Batter Bowl

Can you believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving??  I sure can’t!  The deals just keep getting better every day!  Lots of great household items on sale for you today!

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*Disclaimer: Amazon prices can – and often do – change quickly. So if you see something you like, be sure to snag it fast before the price goes up!

These aprons are too cute!  The price can’t be beat, either!  New Cute Child’s Children Waterproof Apron Cartoon Frog Printed Painting Cooking is just $2.68 and it has FREE shipping.

This is such a fun game–and always a Christmas favorite!  You can get it for xbox, wii, playstation, etc.  Just Dance 2015 – Xbox 360 is on sale for $24.99 (was $39.99) and it ships for free with Prime.

Got a Georgia fan in your house?  This is a great deal!  RoomMates RMK1059SCS University of Georgia Peel & Stick Wall Decals are just $4.99 (was $13.99) and they ship for free as an Add-on item for Prime members.

Glade Plugins Scented Oil Warmers is just $.64 (was $7.00) when you clip the $.75 off coupon.  This ships as an add-on item.

Black & Decker  Dustbuster 14.4-Volt Cordless Cyclonic Hand Vac is only $29.99 (was a $72!) and it ships free with Prime.  58% off?  Yes, please!

Panasonic  3 Blade Electric Razor Wet/Dry with Flexible Pivoting Head for Men is on sale for $41.99 (was $79.99) and has free Prime shipping.  That’s 48% off!

CreativeWare 2.5-Gallon Bark Beverage Dispenser is a great price today for $24.88 (was $39.99) and there is free Prime shipping included.

T-fal  Matisse Hard Anodized Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe Saute Pan Cookware, 5-Quart, Black has as coupon for $9.00 off making it just $36.34 (was $64.99) and it ships for free if you have Prime.

I love my batter bowl!  I use it all the time!  This is a great price!  Anchor Hocking 2 Quart Ovenproof Glass Batter Bowl is just $14.99 (was $31.96) and it has free Prime shipping.

Don’t forget! You can save even more with Amazon Prime! As an Amazon Prime member I get free 2 day shipping on the majority of the items on Amazon as well as free instant videos, movies and ebooks. It’s just $99/year to be a member, which is only around $7.50 each month to have all these freebies and FREE 2-day shipping. Click here to try it out for FREE for 30 days.

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My Homemade Baking Mix Recipe (Bisquick copycat)

Homemade Bisquick baking mix

Do you buy pancake mix? It used to be the only way I made pancakes until the day I ran out of mix after I had promised my kids a yummy breakfast of pancakes. I quickly made up my own homemade pancakes from scratch but it really got me thinking.  I thought to myself, “Why can’t I make a large batch of a dry baking mix, (kind of like Bisquick) that I only have to add milk and eggs too??” After a little more research I discovered I could make my own homemade Bisquick recipe and it was super easy to do. My recipe uses flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and butter. I use this mix to make pancakes, waffles, scones, and biscuits. It is pretty awesome!

I think it’s time for you all to forget store bought pancake mix and give my homemade pancake and waffle mix a try. This baking mix takes only a few minutes to make from start to finish and stores for up to 6 weeks in an airtight container. It is quick and easy to make and also very practical.  I hope it becomes a staple in your house as it has ours.

 

Homemade Pancake and Waffle Mix Recipe

DIY Bisquick mix, this stuff is awesome! Homemade baking mix makes pancakes waffles and more! baking mix 1

 

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Sounds great but is it worth it?

Yes! It’s not only easy to make  but it’s also less expensive than the store bought varieties.

I am going to give a cost comparison to bisquick baking mix since it is the most similar product to my homemade pancake and waffle mix recipe.

A 96 oz. box of bisquick comes to: $6.52

The same amount  of my homemade baking mix comes to: $4.02

There you have it. A win-win all around. Go make some!

Below I have added the baking mix recipe as well as my recipes for pancakes, waffles, and biscuits. Enjoy!

My Homemade Baking Mix Recipe (Thank Me Later)
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Prep time: 
Total time: 
 
Ingredients
  • 5 cups flour
  • ¼ cup baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Butter flavor shortening or butter
Instructions
  1. Using a Kitchenaid mixer or food processor – blend in ingredients until powder.
  2. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks.
  3. If you use butter, baking mix needs to be stored in the fridge or freezer so that the butter wont go rancid. If using shortening, it can be stored in a cool, dry place.
  4. I usually do about 3 batches of this recipe at once.

My Homemade Baking Mix Pancakes
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients together.
  2. Pour ¼ cup of batter for each pancake unto a hot greased griddle.
  3. Cook until both sides are golden brown.

My Homemade Baking Mix biscuit recipe
Author: 
Serves: 10
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mix
  • ⅓ cup milk
Instructions
  1. Add milk to baking mix. Be careful not to over stir it.
  2. Drop by spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes

My Homemade Baking Mix Waffle Recipe
Author: 
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups mix
  • 1⅓ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 egg white beaten to fluff.
Instructions
  1. Stir all ingredients until blended.
  2. Pour batter onto a heated greased waffle maker.

 

 

11/25 Amazon Deals / Owl Earrings, Imaginext, Tonka Dump Truck, Razor Jr. Scooter, Coleman Quickbed, BabyBjorn Carrier, Vaseline Lotion, Mr. Peabody Blu-Ray

Starting off with some super cute earrings, and a few toys that would make perfect gifts since they are at great prices!  There is a great price on a BabyBjorn today–I’d snag it up before the price changes!  If you are use Prime Pantry, there is a really good price for Vaseline Lotion.  Enjoy these great prices!  Have a good day!

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*Disclaimer: Amazon prices can – and often do – change quickly. So if you see something you like, be sure to snag it fast before the price goes up!

Caetle(TM) Vintage Bronze Owl Earrings are just $1.29 and they have FREE SHIPPING!

Here is a great item for Christmas!!  Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends The Joker Laff Factory is on sale for $24.60 (was $31.99) and it has free 2-day shipping if you are a Prime member.

Tonka Toughest Mighty Dump Truck is 55% off today making it just $25 (was $55) and there is free Prime shipping.

Razor Jr. Kiddie Kick Scooter, Blue is only $19 (was $44.99) and there is free shipping with Prime.

**Deal of the Day**  Coleman Quickbed, Queen is only $16.99 (was $40.99) today.  Better hurry to snag this up!  I can’t camp without it!!  :)  Ships for free with Prime.

What a great price!  48% off today!  BABYBJORN Baby Carrier Original, Gray/White, Mesh is on sale for $62.09 (was $119.99) and it ships for free with Prime.

If you are a Prime Pantry person, this is a FABULOUS deal on a large bottle of lotion.  Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion, Cocoa Radiant 32 oz has a coupon for $7.99 today.  This particular bottle of lotion is only available with Prime Pantry and it comes to just $.49 after you clip the coupon.  I’d say that’s worth it!

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy) is a great price today fro $13 (was $36.99) and it ships for free with Prime.

Don’t forget! You can save even more with Amazon Prime! As an Amazon Prime member I get free 2 day shipping on the majority of the items on Amazon as well as free instant videos, movies and ebooks. It’s just $99/year to be a member, which is only around $7.50 each month to have all these freebies and FREE 2-day shipping. Click here to try it out for FREE for 30 days.

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11/24 Amazon Deals / Rattle, Gears Toy, Skip Hop Duo Diaper Bag, Pampers Gift Card Deal, Sonicare Toothbrush, Stick-On Tap Lights, Collapsible Strainer, Curling Iron, Stroller Organizer, Sewing School Book

Happy Monday on this exciting week of Thanksgiving deals!  There are a lots of deals to start off the week.  The Black Friday deals are already happening at Amazon, so hurry up and head on over!  Let’s get started on today’s deals.

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*Disclaimer: Amazon prices can – and often do – change quickly. So if you see something you like, be sure to snag it fast before the price goes up!

Rhino Toys Oball Rattle, Colors May Vary is only $5.99 (was $18.99) and it has free Prime shipping.

Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! is just $17.77 (was $29.95) and it ships for free with Prime.  That’s 41% off!

Deal of the day!!!  Only hours left at this price!  Skip Hop Duo Diaper Bag, Signature Chevron is just $42 (was $60) and there is free Prime shipping.  Great deal.  Grab it quick!

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Today if you buy an economy pack of diapers, you get a $15 Amazon Gift card!  Love this sort of a deal! Pampers Swaddlers Diapers Economy Count is already on sale, plus there is a $1.50 off coupon making them just $40.63 (was $51.86) and then just add the $15 gift card to your cart, and upon checkout, it will make the gift card FREE!

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These are Prime eligible, so they ship for free!  Not bad for a gift card AND large Pack of Diapers!  If you need diapers at all…I’d stock up on them now because this is GREAT!

My son LOVES to use his Sonicare!  I love to know that he’s brushing his teeth long enough and the brush is doing a great job.  Philips Sonicare Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush for Kids has a $10 off coupon today making it just $29.95 (was $49.99) and it has free Prime shipping.

Fulcrum  LED Battery-Operated Stick-On Tap Light, Silver, 3 Pack is on sale for just $5.87 (was $16.99) and there is free Prime shipping for subscribers.

The Magic Strainer – Collapsible is just $13.99 (was $29.95) and ships for free for Prime members.

Hot Tools Professional 1110 Curling Iron with Multi-Heat Control, Mega 1-1/4″ is on sale for $26.75 (was $58) and it has free Prime shipping.  That’s 54% off!!

BLACK FRIDAY SALE! 40% OFF – Deluxe Stroller Organizer By ZenKid is $23.95 (was $39.99) and you can get it shipped for free if you have Prime.

Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make is $10.51 (was $16.95) and it will ship for free with Prime.

Don’t forget! You can save even more with Amazon Prime! As an Amazon Prime member I get free 2 day shipping on the majority of the items on Amazon as well as free instant videos, movies and ebooks. It’s just $99/year to be a member, which is only around $7.50 each month to have all these freebies and FREE 2-day shipping. Click here to try it out for FREE for 30 days.

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Thrifty Tip: DIY Picture Frame Bow Holder

There must be something in the air right now because I have been to 4 baby showers in the past 2 months!  Baby showers are great but they can get expensive when so many of your loved ones are having babies.

I haven’t been worried because I have the PERFECT (and most thrifty!) present for all of the new baby girls in my life.  Using materials in my house, I make the cutest bow holder out of an old picture frame.  It’s practical and still so much fun to make and to give!  Here’s how I do it.

Need a cheap baby shower gift?  Look no further than right here!  WIth things you have around your house you could be ready  for the party in no time!  With just four items needed you can make and organize your bows!

How to Make a Bow Holder Using an Old Picture Frame.

All the items you need to make your own bow organizer

Items Needed: An old picture frame, ribbon, spray paint, decorative nails or hooks

Hammer nails into picture frame for decorative look!

1. Remove the glass from the picture frame.  Lightly hammer in decorative nails or hooks onto the frame.  Make sure you use the oldest hammer you can get your hands on for good luck…or because it’s the only hammer you could find.

Paint an old frame to make a bow organizer

2. Take your frame outside and spread newspaper to protect the ground–or the leaves if it is like my yard right now!  Spray paint the front of your frame paying special attention to the decorative nails.  Let it dry for about 45 minutes on that side.  Then spray paint the other side of the frame and let the frame dry for 45 minutes.

Glue Ribbon onto frame to make your own bow holder

3. Once the frame is completely dry, use a glue gun to add ribbon to the back of the frame.  Don’t accidentally glue your finger to the ribbon.  I have heard some people do that–not me though ESPECIALLY not in this picture.

4. If you are giving it for a gift, add on flower bows to the ribbon and hang elastic headbands from the nails.  If it’s for yourself, find an empty wall to hang it and then accessorize!

It could not have been easier or cheaper, right?  I can’t wait to attend my next baby shower with this present in tow!

SO simple to make your own bow organizer at home with just a few items!

11/21 Amazon Deals / Nine West Earrings, Madden NFL 15, Labyrinth Game, Sketchers Sweater Boot, Oval Roaster, Vegetable Spiralizer, T-Fal Saute Pan, Cupcake Stand, Graco Car Seat

Happy Friday deal lovers!  I found a few items today that I’ll be adding to my Christmas list.  I better send this post right off to Santa so he can see the cute boots I need.  Plus, he could put the earrings in my stocking.  There are some kitchen items that might be helpful for your Thanksgiving dinner. There is still time to order them to get them in time!  Have a great weekend!

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*Disclaimer: Amazon prices can – and often do – change quickly. So if you see something you like, be sure to snag it fast before the price goes up!

NINE WEST Worn Silver Textured Single Drop Earrings are only $6.54 (was $18).  I love these earrings!  They will go with everything!  These earrings are Prime eligible.

Boys love this game!  Madden NFL 15 – Xbox 360 is $39.99 (was $59.99) and it will ship for free for Amazon Prime customers.

This could be a new fun game for Christmas!  Ravensburger Labyrinth is on sale for $18.74 (was $31.99) and it ships for free with Prime.

I.  Love.  These.  Boots.  Love.   Skechers Women’s Keepsakes – Blur Casual Sweater Boot,Natural are on sale for only $34.07 (was $59.99).  Please santa?  They have Prime shipping, too!

Granite Ware 509-2 18-Inch Covered Oval Roaster is $11.99 (was $18.95) plus free Prime shipping.

Premium Vegetable Spiralizer Complete Bundle – Spiral Slicer – Zucchini Spaghetti Pasta Maker is just $13.99 (was $49.99) and it will ship to you in 2 days if you have Prime.

T-fal  Matisse Hard Anodized Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe Saute Pan Cookware, 5-Quart, Black has a coupon for $9.00 off making it just $36.35 (was $64.99) and it has free Prime shipping.

Half off today!  Great price!  Francois et Mimi Multi-Tiered Metal Dessert and Cupcake Stand, Retail Packaging, 13 Cupcake is just $7.95 (was $14.95) and it ships for free for Prime members.

Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat, Matrix is on sale for $123.49 (was $189.99) and it has free Prime shipping.

Don’t forget! You can save even more with Amazon Prime! As an Amazon Prime member I get free 2 day shipping on the majority of the items on Amazon as well as free instant videos, movies and ebooks. It’s just $99/year to be a member, which is only around $7.50 each month to have all these freebies and FREE 2-day shipping. Click here to try it out for FREE for 30 days.

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13 Funny White Elephant Gifts (Family Friendly)

13 Funny White Elephant Gifts Finding funny gifts that haven't been used over and over can be hard! I've got some awesome ones for you to check out!

Do you have a party with a white elephant gift exchange coming soon? I have a big post already on happymoneysaver.com with 25 Hilarious White Elephant Gift ideas, but I wanted to add a few more funny ones to the list. So here are 13 more funny gift ideas that are family friendly for that white elephant party. Hope you enjoy and if you have any other ideas please share. Laugh away my friend, laugh away!

 

Prescription Bottle Coffee Mug Can you imagine the face of the person who opens this gift?

1. Prescription Bottle Coffee Mug – $10.81
Can you imagine the face of the person who opens this gift?

 

Smores Maker This would be such a fun gift to give to anyone!

2. Microwavable Smores Maker – $6.20
This would be such a fun gift to give to anyone!

 

Lightning Bolt Surge Protector This is one of a kind for sure and a little bit ironic.

3. Lightning Bolt Surge Protector – $30.00
This is one of a kind for sure and a little bit ironic.

 

Bacon Air Freshener This would be a hilarious gift for a friend that loves bacon!

4. Bacon Air Freshener – $4.73
This would be a hilarious gift for a friend that loves bacon!

 

Toe Tunes Speaker Silpper Have someone on your list that loves music? This would be hilarious to watch them open!

 

5. Toe Tunes Slipper Speakers – $7.50
Have someone on your list that loves music? This would be hilarious to watch them open!

Irish Accent Mouth Spray Can you just imagine someone trying to use this? I can and now I'm laughing!!

 

6. Irish Accent Mouth Spray – $6.98
Can you just imagine someone trying to use this? I can and now I’m laughing!!

 

Magic 8 Ball This is such an original fun gift to give!

 

7. Magic 8 Ball – $10.26
This is such an original fun gift to give!

 

The Gift of Nothing Finally! I've found the gift for people who say "Nothing" when you ask what they want for a gift!

 

8. The Gift of Nothing – $9.99
Finally! I’ve found the gift for people who say “Nothing” when you ask what they want for a gift!

Bacon Balm This would be another hilarious gift idea for any friend who loves bacon!

 

9. Bacon Balm – $4.92
This would be another hilarious gift idea for any friend who loves bacon!

 

Blue Silly Sneaker Socks How fun to look like you still have your shoes on! I want some of these!

 

10. Blue Silly Sneaker Socks – $6.94
How fun to look like you still have your shoes on! I want some of these!

 

Nose Basketball I would love to see someone actually try and do this! Imagine the fun times that could be had!

 

11. Nose Basketball – $9.30
I would love to see someone actually try and do this! Imagine the fun times that could be had!

 

Banana Cell Phone Handset Can you imagine the looks you would get using this in public?

12. Banana Cell Phone Handset – $13.22
Can you imagine the looks you would get using this in public?

 

Macaroni and Cheese Bandages I would love to see the look on the face of the person who opens this gift!

 

13. Macaroni and Cheese Bandages – $6.51
I would love to see the look on the face of the person who opens this gift!

November, the Chickens and Me

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It’s been awhile since I talked about what has been going on with me personally.  Things have just been strange in my life. And I haven’t wanted to talk about it because I haven’t been really sure of anything.  So I will start at the beginning. Well, the beginning of the summer.

As you know I have been dreaming forever of owning a few acres of land.  I looked for almost a year for a nice plot of land. It’s really difficult where I live to find land that you can have full water rights on. Most of the acreage I have found for sale only allows you to water 1/2 acre of your property. Plus the land couldn’t be too expensive or too small. Ideally I wanted about 2-3 acres. I looked at tons of houses with land on them too. However my husband likes a nice house and didn’t want a fixer-upper or a manufactured home. I didn’t care either way, I just wanted the land. I could totally live in a shack if I had some land to play with. I just want be a little more self-sufficient. And I want my kids to take 4-H animals to the fair too.

So, this summer we found a 5 acre lot of land with full water rights AND for a great price. So we placed our earnest money down, and started looking into construction loans. We found a house we wanted to build and talked with the banks for financing the whole land and construction. They approved us to do this and carry our own home (have both loans) until our home sold. So we continued, placed deposit money down with the home builder. BUT, the bank came back and said they would prefer our house to sell first before starting everything. So… we quickly got our house ready to sell and listed it by owner for a week. Then we prayed and hoped this was the direction the Lord would have us take in our lives.

Didn’t have much action so we listed our home on the MLS listing a few weeks later. We had 2-3 showings each week but no one made any offers for 2 months – needless to say we were pretty stressed! Worried we would lose out on the land.  So we listed then with a real estate agent at the beginning of October and sadly the house didn’t get an offer.

Luckily the land owners have been really patient with us and willing to wait for our house to sell.

We decided to look into another route to get our land. Getting the land loan straight out. And after some paper work and a few weeks of waiting we finally were able to purchase the land! It just closed this past week. And I couldn’t be happier.

5 acres!

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This is what my land looks like. This picture of course was in the summer. Isn’t it lovely?

Many times I have prayed and fasted during this whole process for help in selling our house, help in knowing if this was the right path for our family, and help with feeling peace through the stress of it all. I started to wonder why we weren’t getting any offers on our house so that this would all work out quickly. Honestly I wasn’t getting my answer from God and that confused me at the time because He has always answered my prayers before. I have a personal relationship with my Father in Heaven and it’s the BEST part of life for me. I rely on Him for everything. Whenever I am not sure what to do or need help I have asked Him and His answers have come through the power of the Holy Ghost either whispering to my mind & heart or by a warm wonderful feeling.

But at one point we hadn’t sold our house, feeling a bit down and was pondering about what to do. The idea of trying to buy the land came to my mind. This idea of course would be ideal because we could pay off the land before building. That would mean lower house payments and more financial freedom. I had been told however that  you need a LOT of money down for land loans, which I didn’t have. So I hadn’t gone that route before. But my husband and I went down and applied.  We were able to get a line of credit for the down on the loan and got the loan so it worked out beautifully. This way is the ideal path because we can pay down the loan first! Which is financially a much better way and I feel great about it.  So I know now that it was all in His hands, and this path we took of buying the land was the path He wanted us to go on.

So now that you know what has been happening in my life…you will understand why I haven’t posted much. I just couldn’t officially say I owned the 5 acres of land because it was still up in the air all summer long. I didn’t garden much or talk about this because I was focused on selling my house. My life has basically been on pause.

If you are curious, this summer in my garden I grew tomatoes and basil. Had some garlic too before the chickens dug them all up.

And the chickens? They are all very well! But it has started getting COLD here. One day the chickens just hung out inside the top of the coop all day long.

Miss Dawn has totally found her place with other chickens. In fact I haven’t seen any pecking at all lately. It’s awesome.

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And she is my new favorite. She is so full of curiosity and spunk. And she is so sweet too.

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Miss Lacey is still the queen of the chickens. Where she goes the others usually follow.

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Miss Pepper seems to be doing great too, and even though I think she is still the lowest on the end of the pecking order she doesn’t seem to get pecked much anymore.

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And Miss Goldie is my most chicken-ist chicken. She is so scared all the time – constantly still runs away whenever anyone comes near. And the sun faded her feathers this summer so her colors aren’t as vibrant. I keep hoping she will molt and grow some new ones.

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They laid eggs all summer long – usually every other day. But with the cold weather here now I am lucky to get an egg each day.

And they are still the sweetest girls ever.

I am so excited about my new adventure ahead. 5 acres!!! My head feels like it will explode. I can have the freedom to do whatever I want. It will be so amazing. I can have more animals, a really big garden, orchard and even a barn perhaps. I will share some pictures I took of my land sometime soon.

Thanks for listening, and sorry for keeping this all to myself for so long. I am a bit of an introvert, so it’s often hard to share anything personal about myself online. I have to force myself sometimes when it comes to my personal life. In fact, I think I should try to do a “real me” series for you all in the future. So you will learn all my imperfections, many of the deep feelings of my heart, and how my life as a blogger really is. That is if I can get enough nerve to write it. Ha!

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