2012 Cyber Monday Deals

November 26, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

Deals on the internet are all around! Here is our list of websites offering great savings this year:

LandofNod.com: Free shipping plus 15% off your order with code SAVE15, good 11/26/12 only

CrateandBarrel.com: Free shipping plus 15% off your order with code SAVE15, good 11/26/12 only

Polkadotdesign.com: Free ground shipping plus 20% off all orders with code CYBERSALE12, good only 11/26/12

BathandBodyWorks.com: 25% off your entire order with code CYBER2012, good only 11/26/12

DisneyStore.com: 15% off $50 orders, 20% off $75 orders, and 25% off $100 orders with code CYBER, good 11/26/12

AnnTaylor.com: 40% everything with code MONDAY, good 11/26/12

Loft.com: 50% off everything with code TODAYONLY, good 11/26/12

HomeDepot.com: Free standard shipping on all parcel packages, no minimum, no code needed

Gap.com, OldNavy.com, BananaRepublic.com: 30% off your purchase with code CYBER, good 11/26/12

ChildrensPlace.com: 30% off your order plus free shipping with code CYBER2012EM, good 11/26/12

PiperLime.com: 20% off sitewide with code CYBER, good 11/26/12

Printable Coupon: $1.99 Wendy’s Kids Meal Coupon + $10 Toys R Us Gift Card!

November 19, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk, Kid Connection

Busy moms who are always on the go need a break from the kitchen every once in a while and now you can have a rest from cooking dinner {0r lunch!} for your child, plus get an extra bonus!

Wendy’s has teamed up with Toys R Us to bring diners a $1.99 Kids’ Meal printable coupon. Not only will you be getting a reduced price on the meal, but inside the toy package you’ll find a $10 Toys R Us gift card, perfect for holiday spending!



Deal Alert! $3.99 Dr. Seuss Movies!

November 19, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

What a deal we have found on Amazon.com! For just $3.99 each you can own Horton Hears a Who! and The Lorax! At this price these great movies would make a wonderful gift or even a stocking stuffer!


If you haven’t seen these movies they are easily a top favorite at our house-funny, entertaining, and perfect for lazy afternoons or long car rides!

To buy The Lorax click here.

To buy Horton Hears a Who! click here.

And, don’t forget, you’ll get free shipping if you are an Amazon Prime member!

Again—What a deal!

Printable Coupons: Save $20 on Select Barbie Playsets

November 17, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

Is your little girl a Barbie fan? To help with holiday shopping, Toys R Us has been running some great sales and offering some coupons to go along with them. This weekend you can save $20 on the Barbie Dreamhouse and the Barbie Glam Camper with these printable coupon. Coupons are valid in store only until 11/18/12.


Print your coupons HERE.

Retail Round-Up: November 16, 2012

November 16, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

Coupon codes and other special offers!

Old Navy: IN STORES ONLY BOGO 50% off, 11/17-11/22/12, offer good throughout entire store, no coupon needed

CompanyStore.com: Free shipping on your entire offer with code N12FSWE3, valid until 11/18/12

BananaRepublic.com: 30% off your order with code BRSAVE30, valid until 11/17/12

ChildrensPlace.com: Spend $60 or more get 30% off your order with code K9J2012, valid until 11/18/12

Toys R Us: Printable Coupons for Hotwheels, board games and more. CLICK HERE TO GET COUPONS. Coupons valid 11/16/12 only.

OrientalTrading.com: Free shipping on ANY order with code WCE3713, valid 11/16/12 only

Kohl’s: 20% off your purchase 11/15-11/18/12. Print In-Store Pass HERE or use online code FFNOV20P

New Pampers Gifts to Grow Codes

November 16, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk

If you collect Pampers Points, we have two new codes for you:





These expire Nov. 30, 2012!

Printable Coupon: 25% off Build A Bear Purchase

November 15, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

We love Build A Bear’s special holiday characters and animals and right now is a great time to save on those holiday plush toys.  From now until November 18 receive 25% off your entire purchase at Build A Bear Workshop {excludes parties and gift cards}.


To order online use code 98199.

To purchase in store print coupon.

Printable Coupon: $1.50 off any Pediasure Product

November 14, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk, Kid Connection

Save $1.50 of any one Pediasure product.


To print your coupon, click here.

Starbucks Buy One, Get One Holiday Drink Offer

November 14, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

Visit any Starbucks November 15-18 between the hours of 2-5 p.m. and you will receive one free holiday drink with the purchase of one holiday drink {must be of equal or lesser value}. Sounds like a great afternoon pick-me-up!


For additional info, visit Starbucks.com.

What We Love Right Now November 14, 2012: A Few of Our Favorite Things {Women’s Edition}

November 14, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk

Seven super picks for the ladies on your list this holiday season!

1. Thymes Frasier Fir Soap Set, $19

Smells like winter!


2. Maptotes, $17 {and up}

Unique totes available by city! Neat gift for your traveling friends!


3. Bougainville Bangle, $39

We love bangles and these will definitely make a statement!


4. Corkcicle, $25

Genius! THE perfect gift for your wine-loving friends!


5. Personalized Stoneware, $40

We just love anything personalized and these dishes are no exception!


6. Auto Aid in a Bottle, $40

Damsel in distress? Have no fear with this handy auto aid kit.


7. Clinique Lipstick Set, $30

A shade for every mood and outfit!


Perfect Mini Meatloaves

November 12, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk, Meals In Minutes

For some reason me and meatloaf in a traditional pan just don’t mix. I can never seem to get it right. I’ll admit, I’m not a huge meatloaf fan, but my kids are and when I came across this mini meatloaf recipe I thought I would give it a try. It does require a little extra work as compared to traditional meatloaf, but these little things are tasty and just right the right portion for everyone!

Perfect Mini Meatloaves


What You’ll Need


16 saltine crackers, crushed finely
1/4 cup whole milk
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley {I used a couple of shakes of parsley off my spice rack}
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 egg
1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 half small onion, diced
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 lb. lean ground beef
2 teaspoons oil {I used olive oil, but you could use canola oil}


3 tablespoons Ketchup
2tablespoons Brown Sugar

Fix it Fast

1. In a large bowl mix crackers, salt, pepper, onion, garlic powder, egg, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard.

2. Add ground beef to bowl. Mix well with hands until meat and all other ingredients are blended well together.

3. Form meat mixture into small oval shaped patties. With 1 lb. of meat I was able to make 5 good sized patties. Set patties aside on plate/dish. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

4. Heat large skillet on medium/high heat. Add oil to skillet and brown each patty about 3 minutes per side.

5. Once browned, place patties on foil-lined baking dish.

6. In a small bowl mix ketchup and brown sugar. Top each patty with glaze.

7. Bake patties at 425 for 20-25 minutes.

Printable Coupon: $3/1 Butterball Turkey

November 10, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

Don’t head to the grocery store without printing this great coupon first! This coupon is a must if you are hosting Thanksgiving this year. Save $3 on 1 Butterball Turkey {frozen or fresh} when you purchase any FOUR packages of Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls, Green Giant Canned Vegetables, Betty Crocker Stuffing, OR Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes. Chances are a lot of this items are things you use throughout the week for dinners already or items you will need for your Thanksgiving meal plan.


Print your coupon here.

Free iPad App: WordWorld’s Happy Birthday Dog

November 9, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk, Kid Connection

We love great apps for kids but we love them even more when they are FREE! Playsquare is offering WordWorld’s Happy Birthday Dog app for free for a limited time. This app is only available for the iPad and we are unsure of how long it will remain free, so get it for free while you can!


This app is the perfect interactive learning app for toddlers and preschoolers. My kids love Word World and so far this app has been a big hit at our house!

To download your free app click here.

10 Cute Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

November 9, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Arts & Crafts, Girl Talk

If you’re looking for some fun, simple, and cute Thanksgiving Crafts we’ve searched the web and found some neat creations.


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1. Family Wall of Thanks {via parents.com} Can be as big or as small {think bulletin board} as you like.

2. Thanksgiving Tree {via familycorner.com} Very easy and festive craft for kids.

3. Thanksgiving Turkey or Pilgrim Hat Placecards {via craftelf.com} Fun to make and will look great at the kid table during Thanksgiving dinner!

4. FREE Thanksgiving Coloring Pages and Activities {via education.com} Keep the kids busy while you prepare for the big meal!

5. Indian Corn Wall Hanging {via busybeekidscrafts.com} Great for preschoolers little hands.

6. Cranberry Finger Paint {via learningvicariously.com} Perfect for toddlers–a little mess but safe to eat :) .

7. Turkey Hats {via parents.com} Great fun to make and then wear on Thanksgiving Day.

8. Paper Plate Scarecrow {via notimeforflashcards.com}

9. Turkey Cookies {via pillsbury.com} This could easily be turned into a no bake dessert by using store bought sugar cookies.

10. Fruity Turkey {via spoonful.com} Edible turkey made from kids favorite bite-sized snacks.

Deal Alert! Photo Collage Fleece Throw BOGO

November 8, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

We’ve been searching for great gift ideas and came across this throw blanket. You can up add up to 30 photos and it is machine washable. We thought this would be a great gift for anyone on your list, but especially grandparents, tweens, and teems!


The cost is $39 for two throws. To start creating yours click here.

Deal Alert: Shop for the Holidays with DisneyStore.com, 25% OFF!

November 8, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk


Not making it to a Disney Resort for the holidays? The next best thing would be visiting your local Disney Store to get some cute holiday goodies.

From 11/8-11/12/12 you can save 25% off your purchase on DisneyStore.com with code DISNEYPAL or shop in stores by printing your coupon here.

Happy Shopping!

What We Love Right Now November 7, 2012: A Few of Our Favorite Things {Kid Edition}

November 7, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk

Christmas shopping is well underway for some folks. I for one do like getting behind on my shopping list so I start in early November. If you have kids to buy for sometimes it’s hard to come up with a great gift idea. Here are a few of our favorite gifts for kids this season.

1. Personalized Rag Doll, $19

So cute, inexpensive, and a variety of hair colors!


2. ALEX Toys Wall Easel, $58

Save some space with this colorful easel, perfect for any playroom!


3. Pikos the Hedgehog, $28

Sot cute and deemed safe for babies!


4. LEGO Storage Unit, $40

Perfect storage unit for Lego lovers!


5. Elephant’s Trunk, $13

Great game for preschoolers!


Tips for Hosting a Stress Free Thanksgiving Dinner

November 3, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk, Party Planning

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? It is just a few weeks away and can sneak up on you if you put the details of planning on the back burner. A little planning ahead can go a long way. Here are a few tips for creating a stress free Thanksgiving gathering, in no particular order.


1. Plan out your meal about two weeks head of time.

Right about now would be a good time to sit down with a pen and paper and think about what dishes you are going to serve with your turkey or ham. Think about the number of people who will be in attendance. Make a thorough grocery list including all dish ingredients and also some basic staples (you never know!). If you begin your grocery shopping the first full week of November and by Thanksgiving week you should have everything you need in your fridge or freezer.

2. Clean house

Don’t leave all the mopping and scrubbing for Thanksgiving Eve. A week before Thanksgiving start with baseboards (your MIL might notice dirty ones ;-) ) and move on to larger cleaning projects. Work on one room at a time and that will help break up the cleaning spree. Remember, don’t tackle your whole house at once. You don’t want to exhaust yourself before turkey day!

3. Decorate

Get into the spirit of the season and deck your home with some nice pumpkins and fall decor. A few autumn items will make your home feel cozy and festive!

4. Plan your table setting and place cards.

About a week before gather up your linens, flatware, and serveware. If you can, set your table, plates and all, a few days in advance. You can cover your table with a sheet to keep dust from settling. If you can’t do this ahead of time it’s ok, but it will save you some time if you are able. For large groups, write place cards and thank about seating arrangements. Take into account kid tables and extra tables and chairs you may need.

5. No TV

We know this day will be full of football and parades, but during your meal be sure to keep all TVs off. Enjoy some music and eachother’s conversation. This is a day to be thankful for one another after all!

6. Buy your bird early.

By the first of November you should be going to the market to choose the perfect turkey. This is especially key if you don’t need a large turkey as the smaller sized birds tend to sell out first.

7. Cook ahead of time.

Any dish that can be easily warmed up should be prepared the night before and then stored in the fridge. Sounds silly, but many desserts and casseroles can be made a day early and then brought out and popped in the oven if needed before your meal is served. Trust us, this will cut down on your cooking time Thanksgiving Day.

8. Gather all cooking supplies.

Do you have enough baking pans? Check your cookware stock in advance and make sure you have enough baking dishes, a turkey baster, etc. Thinking ahead will save you from a last minute trip to the store (or knock on the neighbor’s door!).

Remember, whether this is your first or fourteenth year to host Thanksgiving dinner, try to relax, prepare what you can ahead of time, and enjoy the company of your family and friends…It only comes around once a year!