Entries from September 13, 2015 - September 19, 2015


8 Ways to Use Mason Jars

I love mason jars. They are so versatile and can be used in so many different ways. Here are 8 of my favorites!

1. DIY Double Boilers

Put the metal rings from the mason jar in the bottom of the pan (or slow cooker) and fill with pan with water. Heat the water. Put the chocolate, or whatever you want to melt, into a mason jar and set the jar in the hot water, making sure that the jar is sitting on the rings and not the bottom of the pan.

2. Lunch Containers

Mason jars make excellent refrigerator storage. Cut lettuce and produce inside mason jars stays crisp, which makes them the perfect container formake-ahead lunches. 

3. Seed Sprouters

While we are on the subject of salad, why not sprout your own sprouts with a jar strainer lid that does double duty as a sifter? By the way, the mason jar sprouter is a super easy DIY project: just cut a piece of window screen the size of a flat lid.

4. Salt Shakers

Replace the flat lid of a mason jar with the pour spout from an old salt container! You could also purchase a shaker attachment rather than just poking holes in the flat lid with a nail like your grandpa did.

5. Store Craft Supplies

Because they come in so many sizes, mason jars are also ideal for corralling craft supplies. 

6. Creative Centerpieces

Have you seen these faux-mercury glass vases made from mason jars, mirror spray paint, and vinegar? These would also make terrific wedding centerpieces.

7. Christmas in a Jar

This is one of my fave Pinterest projects-- Winter Wonderland in a Jar AKA the homemade snow globe. Also think making terrariums, great for school projects.

8. Lovely Winter Luminaries

If you prefer the romance of candlelight, mason jars provide the ideal windbreak for candles. Fill the bottom of jars with sand, add a votive candle, and use them instead of paper bag luminaries to guide party guests up to your house. 


Amazon Fire Tablet Only $49

Wow! Have you hard about the new Amazon Fire for only $49.99? Pre-order now! Here are the features:
  • Beautiful 7" IPS display (171 ppi / 1024 x 600) and fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Rear and front-facing cameras.
  • All-new Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $10,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free - including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
  • Enjoy more than 38 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, apps and games
  • 8 GB of internal storage. Free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire devices. Add a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage.
  • Updated user interface - Fire OS 5 designed for quick access to your apps and content plus personalized recommendations that make it easy to discover new favorites
  • Up to 7 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching videos, and listening to music
  • Stay connected with fast web browsing, email, and calendar support

Krispy Kreme: Free Dozen Donuts

On September 19th, go to a participating Krispy Kreme shop for one FREE Original Glazed doughnut in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day whenever you talk like a pirate. Plus, wear full pirate attire and score a FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts! 



Free Roomba House Party Pack

Introducing Roomba® 980, the vacuum cleaning robot from iRobot that has the power to change the way you clean. With its low-profile design and iAdapt® 2.0 Navigation with Visual Localization, Roomba® navigates around furniture and clutter to clean an entire level of your home, recharging and resuming until the job is done. The AeroForce™ Cleaning System with Carpet Boost automatically increases performance on carpets and rugs, where dirt and dust hide. Just press CLEAN on the robot, or start or schedule Roomba® on the go with the iRobot HOME App. Let Roomba® 980 be your cleaning partner, so you can tackle whatever else life throws your way.

This event is only open to residents of the contiguous US.


If you’re selected and confirmed as a host, your exclusive Party Pack will contain:

  • iRobot Roomba® 980 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
  • #TeamRoomba T-shirt
  • #TeamRoomba decal
  • And more

Apply here!


Target Back to School Deals

Here are the deals I got at Target this week!


Outback Steakhouse Printable Coupon

Outback Steakhouse restaurants are offering 10% off your Lunch or Dinner check with this coupon (excludes alcohol). Plus, this coupon can be used for lunch, dinner, or even on curbside take-away orders.

Target Halloween Cartwheel Deals

Go here to load a new Cartwheel offer valid for 20% off all Halloween costumes, décor, lights, activities, and more (excludes food, candy and clearance!). This Cartwheel offer is only valid through tomorrow, September 19th.

Also be sure to check out the other Halloween-themed Cartwheel offers

25% off Bitsy’s Brainfood Halloween Pack Cookie Box
25% off Skittles/Life Savers/Hubba Bubba multipacks 20-42oz
25% off Starburst Candy Corn 20 oz bags


Free Prego or Pace Meals