Entries from January 14, 2018 - January 20, 2018


Ikea Organization Event Jan.27 and 28

The new year is a time of renewal and refreshment, both personally, and for our homes. As we consider our goals for the year ahead, there is a focus on cleaning, organizing and decluttering our surroundings. It isn’t just about getting rid of “stuff” -- it’s about focusing so we can get more out of the things we love.
To help consumers get organized for a better everyday life at home in 2018, IKEA is hosting the two-day IKEA Make Room for Organization event on Saturday and Sunday,January 27th and 28th from 9:30a.m.-4p.m. (local time) at all IKEA U.S. stores*.
During the event, consumers will enjoy special, limited time deals on top organizational products, IKEA Food offers and interactive activities and workshops arming consumers with tips and tricks for organizing the home in style. In-store offers and activities include:
  • Coupon! Take $25 off any $150 in-store purchase.
  • Product Offers** & New Lower Price
“Make Room for Organization” in 2018 with IKEA organizational products either discounted for a limited time or now offered at a new lower price!
  • KOMPLEMENT multi-purpose hanger ($2.99/reg. $5.99) Offer valid for IKEA FAMILY members Saturday, January 27
  • BUMERANG black or white hangers ($1.99/ reg. $4.99) Offer valid for IKEA FAMILY members Sunday, January 28
  • 15% off IVAR shelving units Offer valid January 10 – January 282018
  • 20% off HEMNES chests of drawers Offer valid January 24 – February 11, 2018
  • New Lower Price! BRIMNES daybed (now $249/ was $289)
  • New Lower Price! HEMNES 2-drawer chest (now $79/ was $99.99)
  • New Lower Price! MALM queen bed (now $199/ was $229)
  • New Lower Price! MALM king bed w/ storage (now $439 / was $479) 
  • IKEA FOOD Offers
IKEA FAMILY members can visit the IKEA Restaurant and Swedish Food Market to save on delicious meals and food items.
  • IKEA Restaurant Offerings:
    • Lunch Deals:
      • Salmon plate w/ salad or Nordic mousse ($6.99/ reg. $8.99) Valid 11:00 a.m. – Store Close (local time) at participating restaurants.
      • Chicken sandwich w/ fries ($3.99/ reg. $4.99) Valid 11:00 a.m. –Store Close (local time) at participating restaurants.
    • Sunday Breakfast:
      • Swedish American Breakfast ($1.49/ reg. $2.49) Valid 9:30 – 11 a.m. (local time) Sunday, January 28 at participating restaurants.
  • Swedish Food Market
    • $5 off any $25 in-store purchase in the Swedish Food Market, available to all IKEA guests with coupon
    • MUSLI w/ berries ($2.99/ reg. $3.99)​
  • Workshops & Activities
Learn how to organize your home easily, affordably and in style with fun and engaging in-store activities and workshops led by IKEA home design experts, including***:
  • Secret Storage Scavenger Hunt
  • Make Room for Under Bed Storage Workshop
  • Linen Closet Rescue/ Fitted Sheet Folding Contest
  • Storage Made Easy with ALGOT Workshop
  • IKEA FAMILY Sweepstakes
There will also be an in-store sweepstakes exclusive to IKEA FAMILY members during the event. Interested in the IKEA FAMILY program benefits, or becoming a member? Click here to learn more about our ongoing programs and benefits, which include special discounts, gift card giveaway entries with each purchase, complimentary coffee and tea in the IKEA restaurant and much more!
  • Sweepstakes
    • IKEA FAMILY members can scan their membership card for a chance to win a $100 IKEA gift card (two winners per day, per local IKEA store).
For more information on the “IKEA Make Room for Organization” event, including specific activities and offers at each local IKEA store, please visit http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/events/organization.html. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any further information about the event – we are happy to help!

Amazon Maternity Sample Box Deal

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7 Ways to Lower Winter Heating Costs


Walk around your home and examine windows and doors for any drafts. 

There are many ways to fill in voids, including stripping, insulator kits, foam, silicone, etc. If you're in an apartment or just want a temporary fix, you can also use one of those draft guards. 


Start just one degree and you could save up to 5% (or around $10 per day) on your overall heating bill according to an analysis released by EnergyHub in 2012. The EPA recommends settings on 70 degrees during the eight hours most people are home turning it down to 62 degrees for the 16 hours when people are away or sleeping. And if you can get away with keeping your thermostat on lower (we keep ours on 67 during the day), that's great, too. Using a programmable thermostat also helps you save by taking out the manual temperature changing.


Long sleeves, pants, thick socks, and layers are the fashion statements in our house during the winter. Fleece, wool and flannel blankets are more good choices. You don't want to be frigid all season long, but some common sense is employed here.


Close out the hot air vents in unused rooms to redirect the heating to the spaces to the areas you live in. If you have baseboard heating, see if there's a localized switch in your room so you can turn it off and shut the door. The savings here are hard to quantify because so many factors are involved (room size, etc.), however — the less area to heat, the more money that stays in your pockets.


During the day, take advantage of the sun's rays by opening your curtains to let the light in. Even on the coldest days you'll get a boost, especially with those south-facing windows in the afternoon rays. Then in the evening, close your curtains to help keep the heat indoors. Insulated curtains are a good choice as they protect your home from heat loss through conduction, infiltration, convection, and radiation. 


It's one of those annoying home maintenance tasks you don't think you should need to do, but getting your furnace cleaned and evaluated each year can help save you cash and unexpected breakdowns. (It's also a safety thing, as furnaces can leak carbon monoxide into your home without your knowledge.) You'll also need to change out the filter at least once per season — or whenever it's dirty — to keep everything flowing as it should. Check your local coupon books to see if any HVAC providers are offering promotions.


If your house is still feeling quite cold, take a trip to your attic to assess the insulation situation. How much insulation you add and where you add it is going to depend on your home. If you plan to stay there for quite a while, it certainly makes sense to evaluate and correct any issues that might cost you big dollars as the years go on.

Source: Wisebread.com


Coca Cola Olympics Game

Win United tickets, blankets, snowboards and much more!

Click Here to Enter | Official Rules

Official Rules: open to US, DC, 13 and older, and who have a Coca‑Cola account. Begins on January 17 and ends on February 25. Three entries per person per day, + one bonus entry during the sweepstakes (see below). One prize per person.

Code Entry/Scan Method of Play: locate the code on packaging of any participating Coca‑Col branded product. Follow the links and instructions to enter or scan one Code where indicated.

sip & scan™ Method of Play: locate the sip & scan icon on packaging of any participating Coca‑Cola branded product. Follow the links and instructions to scan the sip & scan icon.

Free Methods of Obtaining Codes and Play:

Mail-In Free Code Request (available from January 7, 2018 to February 14, 2018): To request a Code without making a purchase or scanning a sip & scan™ icon, mail a 3″ x 5″ piece of paper with your name, home mailing address, email address, day/evening phone numbers, and date of birth in an envelope with proper postage to

“Coca-Cola® Round the Clock Refreshment Instant Win – Free Code Request,”
P.O. Box 5006, Dept. 834283
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5006

All requests must be postmarked by 2/15/18 and received by 2/22/18. You will receive a Code via email, and you may use it to participate in the Instant Win Game, as described above. One request per envelope and up to 5 requests per person per day during the Promotion Period. All requests must be hand printed.  The Code will be emailed to the email address provided in your mail-in Free Code request

Online Free Play (available from February 15, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. ET to February 25, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET): During the Promotion Period, to enter without making a purchase or scanning a sip & scan icon, visit coke.com/Olympics and follow the links and instructions to log in to your Account and locate the tile for this Instant Win Game. Then find the entry link to click on in the rules.


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Chick fil A Copycat: Frosted Lemonade

  • 1 cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice (Sunkist brand is recommended)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar 
  • 2 1/2 cups Water Edy’s Slow Churn Vanilla Ice Cream 
Add lemon juice and sugar to pitcher. If you are using bottled lemon juice, increase amount to 1 1/2 cups. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add water and stir until well mixed. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to chill. Add 1 cup chilled lemonade and 2 cups (about 4 scoops) ice cream to blender. Pour into cup and garnish with lemon slice.