$25 Redbox eGift Card – $10!! Instant Gift!


No time to spare?  How about an instant gift?  Right now, new Raise.com customers can get a $5 credit just for signing up with THIS LINK. Plus, new members can also get $10 off of select Gift Cards when you use promo code PAYPAL at checkout.  Just head on over here and sign up for a new Raise.com account, confirm your email address and instantly get $5 sign up credit applied to your account.  I found a $25 Redbox Gift Card that you can grab for less than $10!

Every order I have placed at Raise.com has been instantly delivered to my email address, so this makes a great last minute gift idea!

There are so many similar deals available too, like Sears, Babies R Us, Applebees, Dairy Queen and more!

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Christmas Movies You can Watch Free With Prime!


Do you feel like watching some Christmas movies?  If you are are an Amazon Prime member, you can watch all of the following movies for free!





Christmas Cartoons: 14 Christmas Cartoon Classics – 2 Hours of Holiday Favorites





A Christmas Carol

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland

The Miracle on 34th Street

A Norman Rockwell Christmas Story

A Christmas to Remember

Max Lucado’s The Christmas Candle

Christmas Miracle

Christmas Classics Vol 1

A Christmas Kiss

A Merry Friggin’ Christmas

Christmas Angel

Saving Christmas

Paper Angels

Beverly Hills Christmas

FREE Printable Christmas Word Search!


Very soon the kids will be home for Christmas break and I just know that I am going to hear non-stop how bored they are after about 48 hours at home.  I am happy to put them to work to keep them busy (he he), but then I’ll just hear more complaining so I like to keep them doing fun stuff when they are on short breaks.

During Christmas break we do mostly baking and crafts, we also love to do fun activities like this Fun Christmas Word search.  I feel like they are doing a somewhat educational activity, but in keeping with the Christmas theme, they don’t even notice!

I personally love fun stuff that gets their mind working!

If you are looking for things to keep your kids doing while they are home, this is a fun activity to throw into the mix.  Just click the link below to print yours out for FREE!



What kind of activities do you and your kids do during breaks?

Oh and if you happen to be in Oregon, be sure to check out our fun list of the best Christmas light displays because, well, who doesn’t love Christmas lights in the winter?!

Fun, Family Winter Activities


Does the cold weather have you hunkered in at home?  Are you getting the non-stop “I’m bored” whining coming from your kids?  I know that whine all too well, so in recent winter’s passed I decided to do something about it.  I gathered a group of ideas and my family and I try to implement them each and every year to stave off the boredom, while having fun as a family.  My favorite part though, is that we are creating life-long memories that we are all going to cherish.

Here are some of our favorite winter activities:


Christmas lights tour – It is the holidays after all, and what would the holidays be without some glorious Christmas lights?  We live in Oregon and have some really great Christmas light displays available to us within an hour’s drive or so (I created a list of my favorite Oregon Christmas light displays here).  We like to fill up two thermos’ one with coffee for myself (hubby doesn’t drink coffee so it’s all for me!!) and one filled with hot cocoa for the kids and drive around enjoying the beautiful, colorful displays.  We actually do this several times throughout December as it’s just not possible to hit them all in even one or two nights.

Family Gingerbread House Contest – Last year we got together with my husbands family, which includes my husband’s dad and his brother and sister and their families’.  Each family had their own Gingerbread House Kit and decorated it in competition with the other families.  There was no big prizes and no it wasn’t a heated competition, just great fun!  My favorite part was watching all of the kids working so hard to make their houses perfect.

Craft Time – Arts and crafts are always a fun way to spend time when you can’t go out in the cold.  Even if you are not super creative (that’s me), there are lots of fun things to do!  My kids really like doing this Word Search and coloring in Christmas coloring books.



This post is part of the Pinterest Party 2016 Winter Blog Hop. The Pinterest Party is a group that helps people grow their Pinterest following. Find other posts in this blog hop below:

1. Steampunkary – Steampunk Christmas Ornaments & Decorations Gift Guide
2. Grammie Knows How – Winter Essentials for Safety on the Road
3. Determined to Shine – Inspired by Angels: A Holiday Art Journal Project Using Coloring Book Pages
4. Deal Finding Family – (That’s me!!)
5. Unique-Christmas-Decorations – Winter Wonderland Christmas Decorating Ideas
6. Kids Fun Reviewed – Grinch Printable Whoville Cupcakes Topper
7.  Little Blog in the Country – Peppermint Herb Bath Bombs
8. fitforgod.co
9. Birthstone Magic – Winter Colored Birthstones: Beautiful Blue and White Birthstones for Winter Celebrate the Season
10. Olives-N-Okra – Christmas Granny Square Dish Cloths – Free Crochet Pattern
12. Housewives Hobbies – Christmas Free Knitting Patterns
13. Essential Oils for Guide – 20 Ways to Stay Healthy & Stress-Free During the Holidays
14. Best Gifts for Happy Living – How To Decorate Your Dining Table For Christmas
15. Pennies & Playdough – 25 Christmas Books Your Child Will Love
16. http://victorianchristmasparty.com/
17. Stephanie Grams – Products and Tips for Protecting Your Skin this Winter




25 Custom Holiday Photo Cards Completely FREE!!!


Okay, that’s it!  I just found my favorite Black Friday deal!! Right now (through 11:59 tonight) Amazon is offering 25 FREE Custom Photo Cards Completely FREE to Amazon Prime Members with FREE SHIPPING!  Whoop whoop!

So..just to reiterate.  That is 25 Custom Photo Cards COMPLETELY FREE!

If you haven’t yet signed up for Amazon Prime, you can get an Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial.


FREE 6 Month Shoprunner Membership


Have you ever taken advantage of the T-Mobile Tuesdays deals?  Every Tuesday they offer great freebies and you don’t even have to be a T-Mobile customer!  Today they are offering a FREE 6 Month ShopRunner membership!.

Here are just some of the things you will get with a Shoprunner membership:

  • Free 2 Day Shipping at hundreds of stores
  • Free return shipping
  • Free mobile apps to manage your account
  • Express Checkout options

Go quick though, I have a feeling this one won’t last long!


The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays Cookbook Just $17.99!


Do you ever watch The Pioneer Woman?  I could seriously watch her show all day long (and sometimes I do, just don’t tell my hubby).  I love it!  If you want to try out some of Ree Drummond’s famous meals, this The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays cookbook has been marked down to just $17.99!

This cookbook is a #1 New York Times Bestseller!


Ree Drummond—accidental country girl, award-winning blogger, Food Network personality, and #1 New York Times bestselling author—presents The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, a fantastic collection of recipes, photos, and homespun humor to help you celebrate all through the year.

Ree shows you how to ring in your favorite holidays with inspired menus for breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners, parties, deliveries, and feasts, accompanied by fun instructions and hundreds of her signature step-by-step photos. Filled with creative and flavorful ideas for intimate dinners, group gatherings, and family meals, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays includes dozens of mouthwatering dishes (with nineteen recipes for Thanksgiving alone!), helping home cooks create a variety of delights.

Whip up a Resolution Smoothie on New Year’s Day; Whiskey BBQ Sliders and Dr Pepper Cupcakes for The Big Game; Glazed Ham for Easter; Watermelon Sangria for a sizzling Fourth of July cookout; and perfect Popcorn Balls on Halloween. For Christmas, Ree includes special homemade treats, including Caramel Apple Rolls, Christmas Rum Cake, and a selection of smile-inducing cookies, perfect for Christmas deliveries to family and friends.

Enjoy holidays all year ’round…Pioneer Woman style!


I am going to order this and see how my family likes these down home meals!


If you aren’t a Prime member yet, you can get an Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial!


Fire HD6 Just $49.99! *LOWEST PRICE* GO NOW!!


has someone asked for a new tablet for Christmas?  I have just found the deal for you, but I don’t know how long it will last so grab it now!   Amazon has the Fire HD6 currently priced at just $69.99, down from $99.99!  Plus, you can use promo code FIREHD6  to get an extra $20 off making it just $49.99, which is the lowest price ever on this tablet!

  • Beautiful 6″ HD display with over a million pixels (252 ppi / 1280 x 800)
  • Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $20,000 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, Android apps and games
  • Available in five brilliant color choices
  • Fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz for quick app launches and fluid graphics
  • Rear-facing HD camera and front-facing VGA camera
  • Create personal profiles, link two Amazon accounts to share books, apps and games, and set device usage limits for kids

We bought one of these for our son when they first came out 2 years ago and he still plays and reads on it almost daily.  He has had absolutely no issues with it whatsoever and he’s a 9 year old boy.  That says a lot to me about it’s durability!

If you aren’t a Prime member yet, you can get an Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial!