Deal Alert! The Children’s Place Free Shipping on ALL Orders Plus 25% Off Coupon Code

August 23, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk


Today through August 25, 2013 The Children’s Place is offering free shipping on all orders PLUS 25% off when you use coupon code SHOPEARLY!

This makes for some great savings! Shop denim for just $7.50 (what a STEAL!), graphic tees starting at $3.75, and more!

This offer is only valid for 3 days! Shop now–at these prices items will sell out quickly!

Short-Cut Chicken Parmesan

August 22, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk, Meals In Minutes

Want to wow some dinner guests? Or maybe you’re just looking for something yummy to cook your family for dinner? Either way this very easy chicken parm recipe is full of flavor and you won’t break a sweat preparing it–no coating and breading!

easy baked chicken parmesan

What You Need

3-4 boneless chicken breasts

1/2 cup shredded mozzerella

1/2 cup shredded paremsan {we used good ‘ol Kraft and used generously :) }

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup red spaghetti sauce

1 teaspoon basil

croutons {we used Texas Toast brand}

red pepper flakes

olive oil

salt and pepper

Fix it Fast

1. Cover chicken breasts in salt and pepper.

2. OPTIONAL: In a large frying pan, cook each breast 2-3 minutes on each side {this really adds to flavor}.

3. In small sauce pan, brown garlic in olive oil. Add sauce and basil. Bring to simmer.

4. Coat 9×9 or 8×8 baking dish with olive oil and red pepper flakes. Arrange breasts in dish. {If doubling use 9×13 dish}

5. Using a spoon, coat each breast with sauce.

6. Sprinkle chicken with half of your mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

7. Crush a handful of croutons and sprinkle crumbs on top of chicken. {If making double batch use entire box of croutons, crushed or leave whole}

8. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.

9. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.

This recipe goes great with bread, salad, steamed veggies or mashed potatoes!

Deal Alert! 2-pk Aviator Sunglasses $9.98 SHIPPED

August 22, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk

Need some new shades? Now’s your chance to get a set of two for a really great price. Today only these Villager by Liz Claiborne sunglasses are just $9.98 shipped {originally $35 plus shipping}!


Set includes one is gold trim and one in black trim. CLICK HERE to buy yours!

{Love in a Jar} Mason Jar Uses and Decorating Ideas

August 19, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Arts & Crafts, Girl Talk

We love, love, love mason jars {maybe it’s just a southern thing?!}! They are so cute to use as gift containers, DIY crafts, or decorations. Here are a few ideas we found for nifty mason jar uses.

1. Utensil Caddy

This is such a simple idea that would be adorable in any kitchen.


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2. Fall Luminaries

Fall will be here before you know it! Here is an easy tutorial on how to make some cute pumpkin and mummy luminaries.


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3. S’mores in a Jar

What a great idea for a teacher gift or fall party favor!


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4. Caddy

Mason jars make great caddies. Grab a few for your next party to hold utensils, napkins, small treats, and more!


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5. Ice Cream Party Toppings Bar

If you’re hosting a party with any kind of toppings bar, especially ice cream toppings, mason jars make great toppings containers.


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6. Hot Chocolate in a Jar

These hot chocolate filled mason jars make a wonderful gift idea for grandparents or preschool teachers. Just feel the jars with all you need for a nice warm cup of cocoa!


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7. Sewing Kit

If you craft or know someone who crafts these fun mason jars made into a sewing kit are perfect!


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5 Fabulous Back-to-School Must Have Items

August 17, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk, Kid Connection

Back to school has never looked this good! Here are 5 great items you’ll want to add to your shopping list!

1. Chalkboard School Year Kit, $29.95


We LOVE this kit! It comes with a photo album, journaling cards, faux chalk inserts, chalk board and chalk–everything you need for a great first day of school picture! The best part is that each grade sign DOES NOT have a year on it–perfect to reuse if you have more than one child.

2. Alladin Lunch Bowl, $11.99


Skip the sandwich and pack your child’s favorite soup, pasta, or mac n cheese in this fun, insulated lunch bowl. Food stays warm up to 2 1/2 hours, plus there is a pull out drawer in the lid with a spoon! Shown in pink, also available in blue.

3. Bento Box and Water Bottle Set, $8.99

bento box

While the water bottle may not be needed, if you’re even thinking of trying a bento box for your child’s packed lunches then this is the one for you! This box has several sections, some with lids, and comes in a red and pink color combo–great for boys and girls! For the price, this can’t be beat!

4. Lunch Box Notes, $5.25

lunch box notes

If you’re on Pinterest {we know you are ;-) } then you’ve probably seen all the very adorable, printable lunch box notes floating around your friend’s boards. These note cards are available from Oriental Trading and for the price you will get 48 cards {making each card about 11 cents a piece}. There are fun messages on the one side and on the other lines for you to write your own special message. PERFECT!

5. Thermos Essential Lunch Box, $6.50


Just the right size! Room for all the usual lunchbox items at a great price!

1/2 Price Cheeseburgers All Day Long at Sonic August 15 Only

August 15, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk


Fresh Steamed Green Beans

August 14, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk, Meals In Minutes

We love, love, love fresh fruits and veggies, but sadly with busy schedules it is easier to bust open a can vs cooking fresh. We ran across a really simple way to cook fresh green beans, a favorite veggie for our kids. With just a couple of ingredients and a few minutes you can make a fresh, delicious side for almost any meal!

What You Need

1-2 lbs fresh green beans, snapped and stringed

Garlic Powder or 2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup water

4 tablespoons butter

season salt


Fix it Fast

1. Soak and string green beans.

2. In a medium saucepan add water and green beans. Steam on medium/high heat for 6 minutes {we cooked the beans for 6 minutes and they were still very crispy. If you prefer then more tender cook around 8-10 minutes).

3. Drain water from pan and add butter, garlic {if using powder just add to taste}, and a few shakes of season salt. Toss until butter is melted and serve!

Little Tikes Deluxe 2-in-1 Cozy Roadster Just $42.80 SHIPPED

August 14, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

We’re thinking Christmas already {or a possible birthday gift for your favorite little boy}! This roadster is just priced under $43 and that includes shipping!


Grab this deal before it’s gone!

Today Only! FREE Shipping on ALL Orders Plus 15% off at

August 5, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

Love when stores run free shipping deals on their sites–Beats shopping in the store with kids!

Today only, August 5, 2013, is offering free shipping on ALL order–no code needed!

You can also receive 15% off all orders with code: U9G143E

They have some really great deals on back to school essentials like jeans and graphic tees. Happy shopping!

18 Piece Grosgrain Hair Bow Bundle Pack Just $20.85

August 2, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk

Looking for a great set of hair bows at a fab price? Check out this bundle pack on from Ema Jane! This is a great deal at just $20.85.

Here is some info from the seller:

  • Set of 18 Bright 3.5 inch (wide) by 1 inch (tall) Ema Jane Grosgrain Hair Bow Clips (Headbands NOT INCLUDED)
  • Colors are as shown in photo (TWO NEW COLORS! Navy Blue and Silver Jan 2013).
  • Great for hair, hats, headbands, mix and match with gerber daisy headbands
  • All bows are brand new of of high Grosgrain quality. Ema Jane quality and satisfaction guarantee. WARNING: Small parts can choke a child if they become detached, adult supervision required. Ema Jane is a registered trademark of iLife Products LLC and is exclusively distributed by iLife Products LLC. Ema Jane trademark is protected by Trademark Law.
  • Perfect for Girls, youth, Baby, newborns, toddlers, gifts, showers, baby showers, youth, girls, and more.

Visit Sam’s Club for FREE During Tax-Free Weekend

August 2, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk

Sam’s Club entry is FREE to the public this weekend!


Sam’s Club Open House is at all Sam’s Club locations from Friday, August 2 to Sunday August 4 11am-6pm {check with local store for definite hours}. This is a great time to buy in bulk. We love breakfast products as well as snack items that you can find here, all at a good price for the amount you will get.

{Printable} Back-To-School Coupons

August 2, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

Back-to-school time is upon us all–ready or not! Save some money with some of these coupons great for breakfast and packing lunches!

Save $1.25 when you buy any THREE (3) Ziploc® Bags.Expires 9/12/2013

Save 50¢ when you buy any ONE (1) Little Debbie® product.Expires 9/4/2013

Save $4.00 when you spend $12.00 on any StarKist® Tuna Creations®

Save $1.50 when you buy TWO (2) Wasa Crispbread Crackers.Expires 8/28/2013

$0.50 off 2 Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot

$0.50 off TWO BAGS Bugles Corn Snacks

$1.00 off FOUR Yoplait Yogurt Multipacks

$1.00 off TWO BOXES Cheerios cereals

All coupons via and SavingsStar

Back-to-School Savings Just for College Kids

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

We ran across two great online coupon codes to boost your savings on dorm/apartment essentials–perfect for your college student!

$25 Off your $125+ purchase at
Web Code: 25OFF125
Exp.: 8/31/13

30% off the Dorm Collection w/ Free Delivery on $50+
Coupon Code: DORMS and PIN 1321
Expiration: 8/15/13