Daily Printable Coupon Roundup 4/18/14



$1.00 off Degree Men Deodorant/Antiperspirant
$1.00 off Degree Men Deodorant/Antiperspirant

$0.55 off any two HORMEL Chili products
$0.55 off any two HORMEL Chili products

$0.50 off any Clorox Smart Seek™ Bleach
$0.50 off any Clorox Smart Seek™ Bleach

$1.00 off any (1) LISTERINE WHITENING Rinse
$1.00 off any (1) LISTERINE WHITENING Rinse

If you know you will use any of these coupons, it is best to print now because many times we don’t know how long coupons will be available to print.

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How to Make Cream Cheese Mints



I made cream cheese mints for my sister’s wedding today and I thought I would share how I make them.  I also made these for my wedding.

cream cheese mints

You will need:

  • 8 oz of cream cheese (has to be regular, not low fat)
  • 2 lbs of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp mint extract (or other flavoring)
  • food coloring
  • granulated sugar

I mix my cream cheese mints by hand. You can use a mixer but I found that it stuck to the mixer and I spent more time scraping it off than mixing.

Take a large bowl and add the cream cheese and mint extract. Then mix in the powdered sugar. I think it works a better if you add powdered sugar a little at a time although you may want a helper for that because your hands will be messy as it is very sticky at this point. 2 lbs may seem like a lot of powdered sugar, but I’m sure you will use it all.

Once you have all the powdered sugar mixed in, kneed in the food coloring to get the color that you want. I used about 10 drops of blue and 6 drops of neon blue food coloring to get the blue color I made. My sister’s wedding color is malibu blue and these are a little too light but I’m sure she’ll like it.

You will want to have rubber molds like these for your mints. I have tried using the flexible ones but they were much harder to get out of the mold. I got my molds at a wedding store.

Put some granulated sugar in a small bowl. Dip your mold in it to coat the inside. This will make your mint come out of the mold easier and give it a sparkly look.

Press a small amount of your cream cheese mix into the mold. Then turn the mold over and push on the back of the mold to get the mint out and onto wax paper. Once you get this part down, it’s really easy. This will make about 180 rose mints.

When you’re done, put your mints in the fridge or freezer for at least 2 hours in one layer. You can transfer them to another container later.

They will store for 3 to 4 weeks in the fridge or months in the freezer.

These took me about 2 hours to make but I had some help molding the mints.

Let me know how yours turn out!

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The Bonds of Blood Book Review Tour



The Bonds of Blood (The Revenant Wyrd Saga #1) 

In the world of Saracin, the Goddess damns the earth that killed her two beloved angels and tears it into six realms. As a reminder of their transgression, each person is branded with a stigmata on their palms as testament of their home realm and their separation from the Goddess.

Thirty years later, in the Holy Realm, Jovian, Angelica, Amber, and Joya, quadruplets whose mother died in childbirth, have just reached their 21st spring and are now adults. When terrible visions depicting the downfall of their family stir within Jovian and Angelica, they struggle to make sense of what they have seen while trying to live a normal life.

After Amber is kidnapped in the night, her three siblings are drawn into a dangerous pursuit across the Great Realms to find her. With every step they uncover more mystery surrounding their family’s past, and something far worse–an ancient enemy that could threaten their hope of ever seeing Amber alive again.

Will this enemy grant the answers they seek, or will she fray the tenuous threads binding them to their old lives?   Buy The Bonds of Blood today and enter a dangerous world of magic!

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My Review
It took me a few chapters to realize that the 4 main characters were actually quadruplets, but once I realized that (and it didn’t take long), the book really started coming together. Jovian, Angelica, Amber, and Joya each have some sort of magic, although it is new to each of them. When Amber is kidnapped, the others begin the dangerous journey to bring her back. This book really kept me reading and I can’t wait to see what will happen next. This is a perfect book for any fantasy lover.
About the Author
Travis has been writing since he was 14.  He began writing a book called “The Calling of the Two” and while writing that on and off he started uncovering another idea.

“Yes, this is all well and good, but what about before? What happened in the world before these characters came into it?” He always knew there was a “before” and as he started wondering about it he got ideas. At first they were little ideas but as he discovered the names for his characters a whole story about them emerged.

Travis started working on The Revenant Wyrd Saga several years back and he is very happy he did because hearing and documenting Jovian and Angelica’s story has been one wild ride for him.  He has also written the Infernal Design series.
 

He lives in a small town at the base of the Adirondack Mountains and hoofing around my neck of the woods gives him a ton of inspiration for his novels.   He loves research, and speculating on different ideas and theories.

My Review

This is exactly the type of book I love to read. I love being transported to another world with magic, adventure, mythology, and suspense.

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Also available in The Revenant Wyrd Saga
  

(Books #3 due April 2014, #4 due May 2014)
 

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

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How I’m Saving This Week 4/13 to 4/19



Target

Need to buy eggs to color for Easter? You can get them at Target for only .49 with a mobile coupon! Text SPRING to 827438 for the coupon. (Thanks Bargains with Brittanie)

There are also lots of movie deals this week at Target. Lots of Disney DVDs for $13 including Frozen, Peter Pan, and Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy. There are also some new movies for $10, and some older favorites for $4. See these Easter movie deals for more titles.

Frosted Mini Wheats

You can also take advantage of this money maker on Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats at Target starting 4/17! Make sure you print this coupon for $3/3 Kellogg’s cereals before it disappears. Mini Wheats are on price cut for $2.50 each and there is also a Target cartwheel coupon for 50% off Mini Wheats. You will pay .75 and get $1 back through Checkout 51Fabuless Life)
Fiber One Fruit Snacks
Get FREE Fiber One Fruit Snacks at Walmart when you stack this .60/1 Fiber One coupon or this .50/1 Fiber One coupon with the .75 off Fiber One Fruit Snack offers from Checkout 51 and Ibotta. Yes you can do all 3! If you are new to Checkout 51, you will also get a $2 bonus with your first receipt. (Thanks Moola Saving Mom)

Get your house spring-ready with fresh savings on your favorite P&G products at Target and as an added BONUS Receive a FREE $10 Target GiftCard when you buy 3 participating P&G products in store from 4/13-4/19. More info and a list of items included in this offer can be found on page 32 of this week’s ad.

Staples
Get Crayola Washable Markers and BIC Mechanical Pencils FREE at Staples this week! Each offer is limit 1 per household.

Crayola washable markers

Crayola washable markers, 8 pack – $3.99
Get back $3.99 in Staples Rewards

BIC matic mechanical pencils

BIC Matic Grip 0.7 mm mechanical pencils, 6 pk
Get 100% back as an Easy Rebate

Thanks This Mommy Saves Money

Checkout 51 Offers

Make sure you check out the Checkout 51 offers each week! This week, I got .50 back wyb 1 gallon milk, .50 back wyb yogurt, .25 wyb broccoli, .50 back wyb Nathan’s famous hot dogs, and more! Some offers may vary by person. New offers will be available each Thursday. Checkout 51 is available as an Android or iOS app and is also available online if you don’t have smartphone.

Kmart

Save $3 off a $10 toy purchase at Kmart through April 20th. In store only. Should be great for things to add to Easter baskets. Go HERE for more ideas.

Bass Pro Shops Easter Bunny
Get a FREE picture with the Easter Bunny at Bass Pro Shops this week! They will also have an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday and Sunday. (Thanks Deal Searching Mama)

Mars chocolate sweeps
If you like chocolate, you should definitely enter the M&M’s Share Your Favorites game! You can enter every day through April 27th. You can win 2 FREE coupons for M&M’s, Twix, Snickers, Dove, 3 Musketeers, or Milky Way single size candy bars. Limit 2 prizes per person. Ends 4/27/14.

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Daily Printable Coupon Roundup 4/16/14



$3.00 off any THREE Kellogg's Cereals
$3.00 off any THREE Kellogg’s Cereals

$0.75 off 1 PHILADELPHIA Soft Cream Cheese Spread
$0.75 off 1 PHILADELPHIA Soft Cream Cheese Spread

$1.00 off any Three (3) Horizon™ Mac & Cheese
$1.00 off any Three (3) Horizon™ Mac & Cheese

$0.75 off ONE package of Truvia Natural Sweetener
$0.75 off ONE package of Truvia Natural Sweetener

$1.00 off ONE Fixodent Adhesive 1.4 oz or larger
$1.00 off ONE Fixodent Adhesive 1.4 oz or larger

$7.00 off 2 Zantac 75 or 150 product 24 ct
$7.00 off 2 Zantac 75 or 150 product 24 ct

$3.00 off FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC dvd
$3.00 off FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC dvd

$10 off Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Stride-2-Ride
$10 off Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Stride-2-Ride

If you know you will use any of these coupons, it is best to print now because many times we don’t know how long coupons will be available to print.

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