Save up to 50% off Photo Books at Shutterfly

February 28, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

Another great code offer is out from Shutterfly! Use code BOOKIT and save a whopping 50% off hard back photo books {offer expires March 6, 2013}!

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Here’s the fine print via Shutterfly.com:

* Free standard shipping applies to merchandise order of $30+ within the U.S. only. Enter promo code SHIP30 at checkout. Offer ends March 6, 2013 (11:59 P.M. PST). Please see site for more details.
† Offer expires March 6, 2013 (11:59 P.M. PST). Offer is good for 50% off photo books and pages at Shutterfly.com. Storytelling™ styles and elements and memorabilia pocket will incur additional fees. Offer not valid on 7×9 and 5×7 photo books, premium photo books, layflat pages and soft cover photo books.

Get started on shutterfly.com!

Favorite Spring Fashion Finds {from LOFT}

February 27, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Fashion Trends, Girl Talk, Style

It’s no secret that we LOVE the LOFT! Their clothes are trendy enough for moms and also comfortable enough for moms. Now matter what city we visit we always find a LOFT and have to stop in! If you’re looking for a few new items to spruce up your spring wardrobe we’ve found a few pieces, courtesy of LOFT!

1. Stripe Drop Sleeve Tee, $34.99 + 30% Off

Love the bold stripes! This top also has a fun back {ballet back}!

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2. Pop of Color Skinny Jeans in Canary Yellow, $39.99 + 30% Off {or Tall $24.88 + 30% Off}

We love any shade of yellow this spring and these jeans are priced just right!

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3. Glitter Stripe Tee, $29.88 + 30% Off

While we are on yellow, this tee is super cute! The stripes actually have glitter–just enough to jazz up your outfit. Perfect with a pair of jeans!

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4. Sequin Stretch Flower Belt, $15

We love all of The LOFT’s belts! This one would pair well with a bright top or dress, maybe turquoise or blue! We also love this belt.

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5. Cable Sweater, $19.88 + 30% Off

Perfect for a crisp day! Comes in yellow, orange, or green.

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6. Basic Tee, $14.99 + 30% Off

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7. Neon Bauble Necklace, $29.99 + 30% Off

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Be sure to check out a LOFT near you. We found a great clearance open cardigan for less than $2.00 in the store!

To shop more looks at The LOFT click here. No code needed to recieve extra 30% off, discount will reflect at checkout.

Happy Shopping!

Choosing the Right Private School {A Free eBook Download}

February 26, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk, Kid Connection

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Whether you have a child who will be starting out in Kindergarten this Fall or if you’re looking for a change for your child already enrolled in public school, choosing a private school can be a daunting task. In my area alone there are a good bunch of private schools to choose from. There are so many things to take into consideration: class size, school size, proximity to your home, cost, etc.

If you are considering private school, but you’re having a tough time deciding which might be best for your child and your family, consider this eBook, Just Right: How to Choose the Right Private School for Your Kids. This is a free printable download with great step-by-step considerations and special spots to jot down notes {we love that!}.

If you’re reading this you already know private school is a good fit for your child, you just need to find the school that’s the right fit!

Download your eBook HERE

Personlized Pillowcase Just $5 at Ink Garden

February 12, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

We love Ink Garden and from time to time they run some really good deals. From now until 2/28/13 you can get a personalized pillowcase for just $5 (orignally $19) with code PILLOW5 at checkout! You can add your own text, images, etc.

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How cute would this be as a gift with a fun stuffed animal or some jammies?!

Get your custom pillowcase here.

Please note: Shipping and tax not included.  Limit 1 pillowcase per household.

Deal Alert! 25% off Britax Car Seats

February 8, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

Diapers.com is running their Britax sale! While supplies last receive 25% off your Britax carseat purchase, no coupon code needed!

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Start Shopping!

Free 1-2 day shipping on all orders over $49. Delivery may take more than 2 days for certain products -please see product detail pages on site for estimated delivery times. No delivery on Sunday or major holidays – orders placed on Friday and Saturday may take longer than 2 days to arrive.

25% off Britax Car Seats Offer: Eligible car seats are marked down. Valid while supplies last. Offer not valid on previous orders. Other restrictions may apply. See website for details.

Deal Alert! 60% off Disney Princess Book Apps!

February 8, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk, Kid Connection

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Do you have little ones who love the Disney Book Apps? We do! Now is a great time to save on these fun digital apps. From now until Valentine’s Day these apps are a whopping 60% off! That’s right…That means these books have been reduced to as low as $1.99!

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Grab your books here {limited selections on sale}:

Cinderella

Princess and the Frog

Beauty and the Beast

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Disney Princess-Dress Up

Cinderella, Princess Dress-Up, Princess and the Frog, Beauty and the Beast and Disney Princess – Royal Party!

Cinderella, Princess Dress-Up, Princess and the Frog, Beauty and the Beast and Disney Princess – Royal Party!

Coupon Code: 40% off Shutterfly Photo Books!

February 8, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

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One of our favorite Shutterfly products has to be there photo books. You can turn your memories into some pretty awesome creations!

From now until Wednesday, February 13, 2013 you can get up to 40% off your photo book with code BOOK40.

Don’t waste time! Get started!

What We Love Right Now February 6, 2013: Muffin Tin Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

February 6, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk, Meals In Minutes

We added this meal to our weekly recipe rotation last week and it was a big hit! These mini chicken pot pies make perfect portions and are easy for kids handle and eat. Not to mention it did not take long to prep!

What You Need:

12 cup muffin tin {regular, not mini}

2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded

1 package Pilsbury Jr. Biscuits 10 ct.

1 tablespoon tyhme

1 tablespoon basil

1 teaspoon garlic powder or garlic salt

1 cup of frozen mixed veggies {peas, carrots, and corn}

1/2-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 can cream of chicken

Fix it Fast:

1. Grease muffin tin and place one biscuit in each hole, squishing biscuit to make bottom flat. Be sure to work the biscuit up the sides of the muffin cup to create a mini pie shell.

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2. Mix cooked chicken, soup, veggies, and spices in a large bowl. Be sure to mix well!

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3. Scoop and spoon mixture into each muffin cup hole.

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4. Bake at 400 degrees for 13-15 minutes. Oven times will vary. My mini pies were done after about 14 minutes.

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{YUM! Serve with mashed potatoes, more veggies, or rice!}

These were delicious! With just two chicken breasts I even had some mixture left over. I saved this and may use it in crescent rolls as a quick lunch for the kids. Since most chicken breasts come in sets of three breasts I did cook and shred it all. I saved some chicken in a separate container to use later for chicken tacos {this meal yields lots of fun left over ideas!}

Walt Disney World on New Year’s Eve {Hollywood Studios}

At the end of 2012 we rang in the New Year at the Happiest Place on Earth. Most probably think this would be a total nightmare, given the crowds. This is after all THE busiest day at the parks, hands down. Surprisingly, it was the best day of our trip! Here are some great tips for surviving this major holiday at the Walt Disney World theme parks.

1. Have a plan! This is not the time to dilly dally aimlessly around the park. A good touring plan for the day would be ideal and advanced dining reservations are a must. At both lunch and dinner we saw every walk-up turned away because they were seating reservations only. We also had a good plan of action for things we wanted to do. Since we planned our day at Hollywood Studios, riding Toy Story Midway Mania was on the top of our list!

2. Arrive on time. Get to the park of your choice by opening. This worked out really well for us. We were able to get in line to ride Toy Story and also get some fast passes for later in the day. By 11:00 a.m. we had ridden Toy Story Midway Mania, played at Honey I Shrunk the Kids, rode thru the Backlot Tour, saw the Cars stunt show, enjoyed Muppets 3D, and met some characters! Whew–but that was way more than we thought we would accomplish on New Year’s Eve–and we still had the whole afternoon left!

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{Santa Goofy was still around for photos and meet and greets!}

3. Book Table Service Meals. We noticed that even while the park wasn’t that busy during the day on New Year’s Eve, that most all counter service lunch spots were crowded. We opted for table service meals and it was a nice break, with guaranteed seating. Not to mention they were all enclosed and indoors and nice perk compared to almost all counter service spots at Hollywood Studios. We did  book both meals in advance which is pretty much a must-do on holidays.

4. Do the Fantasmic! Dining Package. I can not rave enough about this! We booked our package meal with lunch at Mama Melrose {the food, by the way, was delicious and one of our best meals all week}. With this package we were given tickets for the guaranteed seating section of the stadium to view Fantasmic! at the first showing of the evening. This package was only 1 table service credit per person and allowed us to have great seats on one of the busiest show nights of the year!

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5. Avoid Magic Kingdom. Unless you are die hard about spending New Year’s Eve avoid Magic Kingdom at all costs. We heard it was shoulder to shoulder all day and by noon had closed to capacity.

6. Come prepared. Lines to the restrooms will be long. Lines for snacks may be long. Bring along extra things for little ones who may be potty training or still in diapers. Don’t forget a few snacks, baby food, etc. Dress in layers. You never can tell how FL weather will be. A light jacket may come in handy for the morning and late night.

Things to Avoid:

1. As mentioned above, avoid Magic Kingdom as it will be the most crowded park on NYE. If you do choose this park just be aware that wait times for most rides will be upwards of 60 minutes. There will be a lot of shows and other things going on to keep you busy, but if you have little ones in tow they might be disappointed.

2. Do not park hop. If you have the park hopper option, do not utilize it on this day. Pick a park by 10:00 a.m. and stay there!

3. Don’t be late. Parks will close due to max capacity on NYE. Just because you are staying on site at a Disney resort does not guarantee your admittance to any given park. Also, just because you have a meal planned at an in park restaurant does not mean you will be allowed to enter if it is full! Plan ahead, get there early, and stay put!

All-in-All Day in Review:

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Just a peek at the amazing lights!

We loved visiting this park for the new year. It was not crowded until around dinner time. I suspect some park hoppers made it over and out of the Epcot and Magic Kingdom crowds. The holiday decorations were still up and really fun. The lights at the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights were fantastic! There were beer carts set up around the park. A little perk for those of you interested :) . Live music was also on the stage near the sorcerer’s hat and the band played until midnight. Hollywood Studios also put on special fireworks for the new year, something that is not typical for this park.

Remember, no matter which park you choose, it will be busy and filled with lots of people. If you keep a good attitude throughout the day and try to enjoy the sights you’ll have a pleasant time regardless of how many attractions you’re able to squeeze in. For those considering spending New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World we highly recommend it and especially think Hollywood Studios makes for a fun day!

Deal Alert! $3 off Popcorn Offer from Regal Cinemas

February 1, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

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Heading to the movies this weekend? Enjoy $3 off your popcorn purchase with this Regal Cinemas coupon. To snag this offer CLICK HERE {offer good thru 2/3/13}.

Deal Alert! 50% off Winter Clearance + Free Shipping at Tanga

February 1, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

This is a super great offer from Tanga. 50% off winter clearance, making some items just $3.00! As an added bonus all items ship FREE!

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{winter toboggans just $2.99!}

Use coupon code 50WINTER at checkout to recieve 50% off discount.

CLICK HERE to start shopping!