Father’s Day is coming – Don’t forget a gift for dad!

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Father’s Day is upon us.  Have you gotten dad something awesome?!  If not, take a peek at some of these gift ideas that would make any dad happy.  From something for his iPhone to a Father and Son Shave Set to Wine, dad will be well covered on his big day.  Check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide 2014 as well as these additional promotions and don’t be caught empty-handed.

Duracell PowerCase and PowerMat Bundle

This is the perfect gift for the Tech Savvy Dads who love their iPhone 5s!  You can purchase this online at the Apple Store, and the best part of buying it from them right now…?  They are offering up FREE Shipping on orders of $50 or more!   I LOVE free shipping!!  If you want to keep up with other great products, then be sure to visit them on Facebook & Twitter!  As a blogger and tech geek, I’m already stalking them for their next line of products!

Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers has always been the go-to store if you want your man to look great!   Brooks Brothers is having an AMAZING sale on their Spring and Summer Collections!  Right now you can Save 30% off PLUS you’ll get free shipping on all orders of $200 or more!   Why just get him a tie when you can afford to get so much more?

Tessamae’s Father Day Grill Pack

I love Tessamae’s marinades, spreads, and dressings!  What’s even better is that they are All Natural!   The best deal is  their Father’s Day Grill Pack!  It comes with the following: Honey Mustard, Ketchup, Hot Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, and Roasted Garlic Spread.  This already gives me tons of ideas on what to make on the grill…I think I can smell that smoke right now.  This pack normally goes for $31, BUT they released an amazing coupon code to take $5.99 off your order!! Hello Savings!  Enter coupon code: TESSEGRILL and get ready to eat

John Varvatos Washed Linen Boat Shoes

John Varvatos has some of the coolest and trendiest gifts that dad will definitely love!  Right now, you can save up to 40% off their Spring Collection!  I love these Washed Linen Boat Shoes in EVERY color!  They just look they are the single most comfortable shoes out there, especially with not having to worry about laces.  If your dad loves a relaxed and casual look, this is definitely a winner.

Cabelas Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite Window Smoker

Let’s be honest…What man doesn’t want a smoker?  Imagine the endless possibilities that can be made.  I’m already drooling!  Cabela’s is making life a little more affordable by offering Free Shipping on orders of $99 or more with a great coupon code that is good until June 15th: 4DADSDAY 

Ray-Ban REMIX Sunglasses

Cheap sunglasses are great, but every man deserves a pair of Ray-Bans!  You can design your own: just choose which frames and colors you want!  Right now, they are offering FREE SHIPPING & FREE RETURNS on all orders!    I will repeat, FREE SHIPPING & FREE RETURNS

Harry’s Father & Son Shave Set

This is most especially great for those who are Dads with a younger son (or sons). Passing on the ritual of shaving with a beautiful kit would be an awesome gift!   Right now, this shave pack is only $25 AND Harry’s is giving FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $10 or more!  Get this.  Now.

Nike+ Fuel Band

The perfect gift for the active Dad!  Whether it’s jogging on a treadmill or on the open road, dad can keep track of all his stats with this stylish band!   Right now they are offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders! 

Omaha Steaks For Dad – The Dad Pack!

Meat.  Specifically some of the best steaks money can buy.  Dad is sure gonna love this gift!  Right now Omaha Steaks is offering Steak pack starting at $59 + 6 Free Burgers + Free Shipping on select combos!  With all of these amazing discounts and all of their other deals, how can you wrong?  This is perfect with the grilling season upon us!  Just make sure that dad doesn’t have to grill on Father’s Day…unless he wants to.  MY dad always wants to control the grill!

Wine.com – Wine for Dad!

Who can say no to wine? Well, you could but what is the fun in THAT??  If your dad is into the grapes, take a look at this great deal.  Right now, Wine.com is offering up to 37% off 90+ point rated wines (all under $20)!  Now how can you beat a deal like that?  You can also save an additional $10 of your purchase of $75 or more off your first order with Coupon Code: JUNENEW  Wanna make Dad super Happy?  Get him a Stewardship Membership! It’s $49 for the year of UNLIMITED FREE SHIPPING ALL YEAR LONG!


No more excuses.  Quit procrastinating.  Get those gifts for dad crossed off your list and get ready to celebrate his bid day on June 15th!

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Be the #1 Kid! Check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide 2014

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2014

  “#1 Dad!”  “World’s Greatest Dad!”  “Best Dad!”  No matter HOW you say it, we can all agree that Dad is one special guy, and Father’s Day is the one day a year that is set aside just for him.  My Dad really IS the greatest dad ever, and I want to show him my appreciation of the millions of things he does for his kids.  Every year I struggle with that age old question of, “WHAT  in the world do I get for the man who has everything and wants nothing?  I mean, he already has an awesome daughter hehe!”  Don’t settle for a tie or a coffee mug or another whatever-it-is with “#1 Dad” on it.   Don’t stress.  Instead, grab a nice beverage and settle in to take a look at this Father’s Day Gift Guide that Couponista Queen and Mommerce.com have put together for you, and get dad something he really wants…accompanied by a handmade card from YOU optional but encouraged.

Brooks Brothers Gingham Shirt

Non-iron sport shirt, made from Supima® cotton oxford.  Original Polo® button-down collar.  Center back pleat.  Front placket.  Golden Fleece® embroidery at left chest.  Contrast color on inside collar and cuffs.  Deep yoke.  Machine wash.  Imported.  Also available in Slim fit.  They have many different colors to choose from, though I’m very partial to this blue color because it matches my dad’s eyes.  As the country’s oldest clothing retailer, Brooks Brothers is proud to uphold the same traditions and values for nearly two centuries.  We believe these are the reasons why our customers consider us to be far more than a store.  You can learn more about the Brooks Brother’s history and heritage HERE.  Be Sure to take a look at their full Father’s Day Gift Guide!  You’re gonna love what they have to offer.

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John Varvatos Washed Linen Boat Shoe

They’ve merged their signature Schooner silhouette with a classic boat shoe design for a remarkable everyday slip-on.  Finished with details like a laceless closure, vintage hardware as well as hand stitching on the washed linen exterior.  Size & Fit: This shoe runs small; Please order a half size up.  Complimentary Shipping & Returns.  John Varvatos is a brand that occupies a unique place in the landscape of American design.  It unites old world craftsmanship and refined tailoring with modern innovations in textiles and a rock ‘n’ roll sensibility.  Launched in 2000 with a collection of tailored clothing and sportswear, the brand now represents an entire lifestyle that includes belts, bags, footwear, eyewear, limited edition watches, luxury skincare and fragrances, as well as the younger, edgier John Varvatos Star USA collection and Converse by John Varvatos.

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Tessemae’s Father’s Day Grill Pack

Tessemae’s All Natural is the world’s fastest growing fresh condiment company.  It started when the oldest of three brothers marched a Tupperware container filled with their mother’s homemade salad dressing recipe into the grand opening of a local grocery store back in 2009.  Over the next 5 years, the brothers have achieved national distribution in Whole Foods Markets and Safeway grocery stores with a complete line of “clean” salad dressings, marinades, rubs, and sauces.

Tessemae’s has just launched their new Father’s Day Grill Pack.  Complete with Ketchup, Honey Mustard, Teriyaki Sauce, Hot Sauce and brand new Slow Roasted Garlic Spread, this pack delivers the same real, simple, bold ingredients that can be expected from Tessemae’s.

The must-have culinary accessory for any dad who wants to perfect his grilling skills this summer, Tessemae’s is the perfect complement to grilled veggies, meat or protein.  Using only all-natural ingredients (ones you know and can actually pronounce!) and made with no refined sugars, these paleo-friendly, dairy free, spreads and marinades can turn any BBQ into a real culinary feast. From now until June 10th, Tessemae’s is offering a special price ($25) for the entire grill pack with guaranteed Father’s Day delivery.

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Powercase & Powermat Bundle

A great gift to give that special dad or grad in your life more power and protection for his iPhone 5s or 5.  The Duracell Powermat wireless charging pad and PowerCase together make powering and protecting your iPhone 5s a breeze.  The PowerCase’s built-in 2000 mAh battery provides up to 100% extra battery power, while shielding your iPhone from nicks and bruises.  The PowerMat lets you recharge your iPhone and PowerCase wirelessly by simply placing them on the mat—no need to plug in your iPhone.  And if you’re at a different location from the PowerMat, you can also recharge your iPhone and PowerCase with a micro USB cable through the USB port on the case.  You can find these at the Apple store!

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Cabelas Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite Window Smoker

This smoker is literally SMOKING and amazing!  The smoker comes in 30″ (4 racks) and 40″ (6 racks).  The smoker comes with Window and Stainless Steel Door — See how your smoked meats, cheeses or vegetables are coming along through the integrated window.  Built-in meat probe displays the food temperature.  Digital temperature and time controls.  Thermostatic-controlled temperature.  Built-in internal cabinet light.  Four racks provide 730 sq. in. of cooking space.  Can hold six racks for a total of 1,095 sq. in. of cooking area. 25-lb. capacity.  What Father wouldn’t want one of these?

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Ray-Ban REMIX Sunglasses

Ray-Ban is giving YOU the power to custimze your own mix of sunglasses!  You get to choose your style frame, lenses, and more.  Ray-Ban has been producing timeless classics in eyewear for over 60 years.  From their Aviator Classics, to their ever-popular Wayfarer Sunglasses, Ray-Ban has been at the forefront of Eyewear style.  Now with Ray-Ban Remix, you can fully customize the look of your Ray-Ban sunglasses.  Choose your model, the frame color, lens colors and more.  You can even get a pair engraved just for your Dad.

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Harry’s Father & Son Shave Set

This is definitely one of my favorite gift guide ideas!  What a better way to bring Father & Son together to create bonding moments while shaving?  I’m a huge fan of this!  Plus, you can even get the razor handles monogrammed!  Like most of the men in your life, they’ve long had to choose between over-priced, over-marketed razors that disrespect your intelligence, and low quality, cheap razors that disrespect your face.  They knew there had to be a better way, so they created Harry’s as a return to the essential: a great shave at a fair price.

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Nike+ Fuel Band

The Nike+ FuelBand SE Silver features polished stainless steel clasp, bezel and screws.  It has handworked, mirror polished surfaces to highlight craftsmanship and detail.  This is the perfect gift for the active Dad or even one who might need a little encouragement to get moving more.  Nike’s Nike+ platform makes it easy to start tracking your progress and work towards higher goals.

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Omaha Steaks For Dad – The Dad Pack!

It’s time to treat dad this Father’s Day with custom-built combos guaranteed to thrill!  We’ve assembled our customer favorites perfect for gifting and grilling and when you select the Father’s Day Deal, Father’s Day Favorites, Father’s Day Griller Package, or The Dad Pack, we’ll ship your entire order FREE and include 6 FREE Omaha Steaks Burgers to each address in your order!  There’s never been a better time to spoil dad, and at these prices, you might as well treat yourself too!

Impress Dad this year and still get a Deal from your friends at Omaha Steaks.  Succulent and tender – Dad’s sure to love our Filet Mignons. Bold, beefy and naturally lean, Top Sirloins will take Dad’s grilling to new heights.  Add genuine Omaha Steaks Burgers, ground from our own lean beef, and Boneless Pork Chops and you’ve got something to impress every pop!  Order now – Father’s Day will be here before you know it!

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Wine.com – Wine for Dad!

Celebrate your Dad this Father’s Day with some great wine!  Whether you buy a few bottles for dinner, or sign him up for a monthly wine club membership, Wine.com has the best selection of wines online.  Check out their selection of 90+ point wines for under $20!  With their convenient services, huge selection of wines, and easy delivery…I’m sure you will find some great bottles for him to enjoy!

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There you have it!  NO boring ties and NO coffee mugs…just awesome gifts that you will be proud to give dad and he will be thrilled to receive.  Make him feel like the #1 Dad that he is.  And let’s face it…getting a better gift for dad than your siblings do is pretty awesome.  Getting dad something he will really enjoy is pretty priceless. 


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The Greatest Gifts for the #GreatestDad at Best Buy

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Best Buy has all types of gifts for all types of Dads in the Best Buy Gift Center and as always Best Buy has a Low-Price Guarantee and Free Shipping on eligible items!  This is the King’s FIRST Father’s Day, and he is definitely the Memory Maker Dad these days.   I am getting him a Go Pro camera so that he can record all the things he wants, including from baby’s perspective.  Pretty cool!  What kind of dad is yours?? 

o Entertainer – Gifts for the Dad who aspires to set up the ultimate man cave complete with gaming, sports, movies, listing to music, or just hanging out. This Dad loves to share so it also has everything at the ready for entertaining a crowd.

Gifts for the Entertainer Dad include:  

  • Bose SoundTouch 20 Wi-Fi Music System
  • Apple TV
  • Samsung 48″ Class LED 1080p 120Hz Smart HDTV
  • Krups Beertender
  • Stone bake pizza oven
  • Xbox One Console
  • Xbox One Wireless Controller
  • Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player
  • Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2D/3D 1080p 3LCD Projector
  • Samsung 2.1-Channel Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer
  • Sony Blu-ray Player
  • Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray
  • Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Blu-ray
  • True Detective TV Show Blu-ray
  • Slingbox 500
  • Logitech Harmony Wireless Smart Keyboard
  • Beats Pill XL
  • 8 bottle wine chiller
  • Breville Smart oven
  • LG Microwave + Pizza Oven
  • PlayStation 4 console
  • Beats Studio Headphones
  • Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth Speaker
  • Anki Drive
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
  • iPhone 5s Space Grey
  • HP ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook Touch-screen Laptop
  • Powerstation mini Black
  • Samsung WiFi All Share Hub
  • iPad Air Lifeproof Nuud Case – Black
  • $50 iTunes Card
  • Large Full Motion Mount for TVs 32″-60″
  • Universal Soundbar Mount

o Gizmo Guru: Gifts for the dad that always wants to take his tech to the next level with the latest and greatest – always connected, at home and on the go.

Gifts for the Gizmo Guru Dad include:

  • Lenovo Yoga 2 2-in-1 Touch-Screen Laptop
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • SoundTrue Headphons
  • Bose SoundTouch 20 Wi-Fi Music System
  • Nest Thermostat
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Action Camcorder.
  • mophie space pack
  • iPad Air with wifi + 4G LTE
  • 1817061 – iPad Air Ultrathin Keyboard Folio Carbon
  • Xbox One Console
  • Xbox One Wireless Controller
  • Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens.
  • Logitech Harmony Wireless Smart Keyboard
  • PlayStation 4 console
  • PS4 Wireless Controller
  • Bose SoundLink Mobile III Speaker & Cover
  • Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Earbud Headphones
  • Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker & Travel Bag
  • Samsung Protective Wallet Case for Samsung Galaxy S 5
  • mophie juicepack powerstation XL
  • Microsoft Surface Type Cover 2
  • HP Officejet 6600 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer
  • SanDisk Ultra Dual 32GB USB 2.0/Micro USB Flash Drive
  • Samsonite Premium Thin & Light Laptop Case
  • Targus Metro Rolling Laptop Case
  • Philips Hue Starter Kit
  • Breaking Bad Complete Series Blu-ray
  • $50 iTunes Card
  • LG 60″ Class LED 1080p 240Hz Smart 3D HDTV

o Fitness Fanatic: Dad who doesn’t let age slow him down. He has no fear and loves adventure, but aspires to be/keep healthy as well. Dad uses technology in a wide range of ways in his active life both for himself and the family for instance; Go Pro and Fit Bit to track activity and recording adventures, to portable batteries for on the go fitness, camping while listening to music / watching movies on the smartphone

Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic Dad include:

  • Jawbone – UP24 Wireless Activity Tracker
  • iPod touch 16GB MP3 Player (5th Generation – Latest Model)
  • GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Action Camcorder.
  • GoPro Headstrap Mount
  • NutriBullet Nutrient Extractor
  • Sennheiser Adidas In-Ear Sports Headphones with Ear Clip
  • Otterbox Defender Camo for Samsung Galaxy S 5
  • LifeProof Bike and Bar Mount
  • Xbox One Console
  • Kinect Sports Rivals
  • Samsung Galaxy S 5
  • ZAGG InvisibleSHIELD Glass Screen Protector
  • JBL Charge Portable Indoor/Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker
  • LifeProof fre Cell Phone Case
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, 16GB  Black
  • Canon – EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm IS STM Lens.
  • SanDisk 32GB Ultra Micro Memory Card
  • Acer Chromebook – 2GB Memory – 16GB Solid State Drive
  • $50 iTunes Card
  • Philips Norelco SensoTouch 2D Electric Shaver

o Memory Maker: For the Dad that makes sure that not only all the memories are captured and stored (video/photo) but keeps the family organized and under control. Gifts for him make his life easer; Dad pays the bills with laptop, videos kids, back up storage for pictures, prints out schedules for baseball practices and games, etc.

 Gifts for the Memory Maker Dad include:

  • Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens.
  • GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Action Camcorder.
  • GoPro Headstrap Mount
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 IS 16.0MP Digital Camera
  • Samsung Galaxy 2 Camera
  • Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm IS STM Lens.
  • Canon VIXIA HF R50 8GB HD Flash Memory Camcorder
  • Geneva 10 Camera Case
  • Newport 30 Camera Case
  • SanDisk 32GB Ultra Micro Memory Card
  • Canon SELPHY Wireless Compact Photo Printer
  • OlloClip Photo Lens for iPhone
  • mophie space pack
  • HTC One (M8) Amber Gold
  • $50 iTunes Card

 OR if you only have a limited amount of bucks to spend, check out these gifts under $100 and under $50!

Gifts under $100:

Powerbeats by Dr. Dre Clip-On Earbud Headphones

Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy [Extended Edition] Blu-ray

UE MINI BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Lifeproof Cell Phone Case

In-Case Campus Laptop Bag

Targus Topload Laptop Case

Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 Bluetooth Earbud Headphones with Charging Case

Plantronics Voyager Bluetooth Headset

LG Tone Pro Bluetooth Headset

WowWee MIP Robot

Gifts under $50

Roku Streaming HDMI Stick

Motorola S305 Headphones

Modal Case for iPhone 5/5s

Modal Bluetooth Speaker

Star Wars Trilogy: Episodes I-III Blu-ray

Star Wars Trilogy: Episodes IV-VI Blu-ray

Belkin Sportfit Armband for iPhone 5/5s & 5c

Griffin Survivor for iPhone 5/5s

Samsung Galaxy S 5 S-Views Case

Oster Cordless Rechargeable Electric Wine Bottle Opener

Tech21 Impacts Cell Phone Case

Eric Church – The Outsiders

Insignia Tablet Case

Zagg Invisi HD Shield

Twilight Zone: Fan Favorites

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

Family Guy: Laugh It Up, Fuzzball Blu-ray

Cobra 2-Way Radio

RemoProtocol Remote-Controlled Helicopter

Panasonic Nose and Facial Hair Trimmer

Philips Norelco Electric Razor

Wahl Chrome Pro 25-Piece Haircutting Kit

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Easy and Fast Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookies

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The King could barely wait until I was done with the photos for this post before he snagged a couple of these and a glass of milk.  Needless to say, they are good!  Easy to make and very impressive.

You will need:

Chocolate wafers in milk and white

Oreo cookies (or any sandwich cream cookie- I sometimes dip the white cookies in white for a change)

Assorted candies and sprinkles

Cookie sheet and wax paper

Fork and bowl

Dipping Chocolate Oreo

Melt the chocolate in a bowl according to package directions.  Dip one cookie in the chocolate, turn it over and make sure it is well coated.  Use the fork to let the chocolate drain a bit, tapping it on the edge of the bowl then scraping the bottom of the fork before you gently place the cookie on the wax paper lined cookie sheet.  Do NOT move the cookie once it is placed until it is totally hardened.  Dip a few cookies at a time, making sure to decorate each one before they harden.  You may need to re-heat your chocolate as you go.

After you are done, allow the cookies to harden completely then place them into your container of choice.  These are  perfect as favors for parties, individual treats, hostess gifts, get-well-soon, congratulations, etc.  I make these for all kinds of occasions!

Chocolate Dipped Oreo Cookies Collage

Make an Edible Donut Valentine Bouquet

Edible Donut Valentine Bouquet

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Entenmann’s is celebrating this Valentine’s Day with the Entenmann’s Sweet Valentine’s Edible Bouquet and Entenmann’s Sweet Donut Sweepstakes.  Entenmann’s fans won’t want to miss out on this mouthwatering celebration!

Entenmann’s provided Couponista Queen with funds, coupons and supplies to make my own Edible Donut Bouquet, and it was a lot of fun.  My mom came over one evening to see the baby, so Ava supervised us while we made the bouquet.  It took less than an hour and we thought the results were pretty awesome.   Here is the idea photo from Entenmann’s.  How do you think we did?

Entenmann's Sweet Valentine's Edible Bouquet (v3)

If you want the recipe card to make this donut bouquet, enter the Entenmann’s Sweet Donut Sweepstakes on the Entenmann’s Facebook page through February 27, 2014 for the chance to win lots of prizes, including Entenmann’s coupons, Mr. Rich Frosted and Ms. Crumb plush toys, 1-800-Flowers arrangements and more!  Details can be found on Facebook.com/Entenmanns or on 8-pack boxes of Rich Frosted Donuts and 8-pack boxes of Crumb Donuts.  After you enter you will get the recipe card.

Entenmann’s Sweet Valentine's Edible Bouquet

Here are a few tips we recommend from making the donut bouquet:

Make sure that you are careful when dipping the larger donuts as they will be heavy.  We used 2 lollipop sticks in the larger donuts to make sure they were secure when we put them into the vase.  Make sure the sticks are in both sides of the donut (through the bottom then the center hole then into the top).  To cover the sticks showing in the center hole, I cut a Pop’em donut in half and used melted chocolate to glue it in the middle.  I did this before I dipped the entire donut so it would be smooth.

You will need to chill the donuts before dipping them and after dipping them.  Since it is so cold outside, we sent the King outdoors for a few minutes with the tray rather than try to fit them into the freezer.

If you don’t want to make the whole bouquet, or if you want treats for many people, just make the little Pop’ems and wrap them individually with some small cellophane bags and ribbon.  Viola, you will have the perfect little Valentine’s to give out at work, school, etc!

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These work great not just for romance but also for kids!  Want them to give of themselves?  How about a coupon for Grandma to help her with her grocery trip?  Or a Coupon for the older sibling to help them clean their room or to spend the evening playing a game?  How about one for Mom?  I’d like one that is good for sorting and folding the laundry, or how about 45 minutes of uninterrupted time for Mom to soak in the bath?

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Hot Green Monday Deals from Wal-Mart!

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 One of these is an amazing deal on the Canon Powershot SX160 IS 16MP camera, 50% off and Free Shipping!

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Another Hot Deal!  Crayola’s Easel!  3 colors to choose from and a great way to banish the winter bored blues, $20!

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Lot’s of other amazing deals to check out, hurry before time runs out!

Runaway to Albuquerque! Hotel Cascada, An Urban Resort

Runaway to Albuquerque!  Hotel Cascada, An Urban Resort 

When I lived in California I took road trips in California, never really
venturing outside the state.  Then we started coming to Phoenix, AZ and
I started to fall in love with the state, so much so that we moved here
3 years ago.  But now that we live here our road trips are usually aimed
West and we keep going back to California, ignoring the fact that we
have the whole rest of the US to the East of us.

I’ve read about Albuquerque, NM because I love hot air balloons, and on my
short list is to attend the International Balloon Festival that is held there
yearly.  In my daily internet surfing I stumbled upon the Hotel Cascada and
I was intrigued.  Here in Phoenix we have a lot of resorts but right now all
the pools and lazy rivers are closed for the winter.  The Hotel Cascada has an
indoor water park attached to the hotel!  It’s an Urban Resort, right in the
bustling area of Alburquerque!

From about Thanksgiving to New Years I avoid the stores, the malls … heck I
try to not even go to CVS.  The hustle and bustle gets to be a little too much for me.

I wanted to get out of town and explore my new neighbors.  What better place to
escape the winter blues then heading to a water-park?  Since my kids are part fish I knew they would enjoy it.

Why not?

At about a 6 hour drive from Phoenix (7 hours from Las Vegas, 7 .5 hours
from Salt Lake City, 6 hours from Denver, 3 hours from El Paso
and 45 min from Santa Fe), Albuquerque is not that far. We left at 6am and
we started our trek driving through some of the most picturesque land I had
ever seen. We stopped at the information center for the Petrified Forest,
we veered off our mapped course to drive a bit on Route 66, we stopped to
see Indian artifacts along Navajo Nation as well as stopping at the Continental Divide!

All in all we had a great road trip leading to Albuquerque!

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Arriving to Albuquerque at about 3:30 pm we came to the Hotel Cascada. From
the outside you can not imagine how large of a resort it truly is and what gems
you will find.  How about an interior koi fish pond?  An indoor pool where they
show kids films in addition to the indoor water-park?  The exterior court (brrrr)
has a few fire pits with comfy chairs to sit and sip hot chocolate from and also a little
green putting area.  We checked into our rooms, a King room with an adjoining
double room for our kids.  Great space, comfy beds, a working desk (can’t stay too
far from my deals so this was perfect) and a 42 in flat screen.  But we were not here
to sleep so on with our bathing suits and away we went!  The Hotel Cascada has two
sessions starting on Fridays for the park. It opens at 10 am and goes to 3 pm and then
again from 4pm to 9pm. It has a lazy river, two water slides, a toddler/small kids area,
a mini obstacle course area (my daughter called it mini-wipe out), a water basketball
playing court and a flow rider!

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My family and I played, swam and boogie boarded well into the evening and then we
went up to our room and had some of the best pizza and wings from their room
service.  The next day up and early to have breakfast which was also just as delicious.
I had some of the yummiest eggs benedict I have had in a long time. Then back to the
water-park for some more fun!

I do want to tell you one thing. I’ve been to a lot of resorts and this one in particular
is not only clean and family oriented but they take safety very seriously. We had lots
of life guards on the floor at all times, which is totally reassuring. The staff that works
the flow rider was amazing, they helped the kids feel reassured at riding the waves since
they had never gone on one before.

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I totally plan on going back in the near future to Albuquerque, to see more of the
Rio Grande and to catch the next Balloon Festival.  We came back happy, refreshed and
ready to go back, largely in part to the excellent accommodations and service.

Right now they have excellent promotions so please make sure to visit their page.

 Web page:  Hotel Cascada 

Facebook Page:  Hotel Cascada FB 

They have the Slip and Slide into the Holidays for $199 that includes use of
the water-park for two days, pizza dinner and breakfast for two!  If you like me need
a mini break from the hustle and bustle then make sure to put them on your list for
a great family getaway.  My kids asked me today when we can go back!


The reviewer was compensated with a stay at Hotel Cascada in exchange for this review.  All opinions are 100% authentic.

The Wine Lover #Gift Guide

Wine Guide

Need an idea for the PERFECT gift for a wine lover on your list?


The Wine Lover Gift Guide

Vinoulli Wine Aerator. Supplied in a luxury gift box.

Corkcicle Classic Wine Chiller, Cork 

Vino2Go Merlot Insulated Wine Tumbler With Drink Through Lid, 10 oz

Wine Barrel Cork Cage

Wine Travel Carrier & Cooler Bag. Chills 2 bottles of wine or champagne.

The WineRack .  Enough said lol.

Metrokane Vertical Rabbit Lever Style Corkscrew with Foil Cutter, Candy Apple Red 

Wine Wars: A Trivia Game for Wine Geeks and Wannabes


Game of Thrones Wine Charms – Made in the USA 

Urban Trend Wine Tasting Party Kit

Some Popular Cyber Monday Deals and Steals Round-up!


Some Popular Cyber Monday Deals and Steals Round-up!

Aeropostale:  $5 for T’s , Long sleeve T’s for $8, Hoodies & Sweaters for $10, Outerwear for $12, too much to list go check them out!

American Eagle:  Use Coupon Code: 50F13311 to snag  40% off Everything and Free Shipping.  I ♥ Free Shipping!

Banana Republic:  Use coupon code to save an additional 40% off: CYBER !

The Body Shop:  The whole site is on sale!  50% off and snag Free Shipping!

Gap:  Same as Banana Republic, Great deals and get 40% off using code CYBER!

JCP:  Discount varies from 20-30% but use code:  CYBERDLS  Free Shipping on orders $49 and over

Jos. A. Bank: Their whole site is 50-60% off, and all Ship Free!  Great time to nab your guy a great gift!

Kohl’s:  Use code CYBERSAVE to get 20% off and Free Shipping!  You can also still earn $15 for every $50 spent!

Macy’s: Extra 15% orders & free shipping! ( does not include furniture). Extra 10% off Select Home products. Use Coupon Code: CYBER. Extra 25% to 40% taken all clearance sale items, did I mention Free Shipping!

Old Navy:  Same as Banana Republic, Great deals and get 40% off using code CYBER!

Best Buy is your one stop technology gift shop this holiday season

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free


Best Buy is one of my favorite stores year round, and at Christmas time I find my list contains many items that Best Buy sells.  They offer a huge selection of the hottest tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles and titles, wearable technology, health and fitness gear, mobile accessories and much more.  Best Buy is the authority and destination for all your technology and appliance product gifting needs this holiday, and the Blue Shirts and Geek Squad Agents are standing by ready to help with ensuring that you get the perfect gifts for your family and friends.  Their Low Price Guarantee will give you peace of mind that you are getting the most competitive price possible, and the combination of bestbuy.com and their 1,400 stores offers the ultimate showroom to touch, test, try and buy the very latest and most wanted technology.  In fact, Best Buy features more than 100 products sold exclusively by them to help you check lots of names off your list in one trip!  Find some ideas in the Best Buy Gift Center and take advantage of free store pick up to save time.  PLUS through 1/18/14 save 15% off Health & Fitness, Fisher Price and Mattel Toys and save 10% off Headphones & Portable Speakers (excludes beats, bose and Sony).



Technology is evolving quickly and becoming increasingly complex- Best Buy is here to help make it easy for your to choose the products and services that work best for you.

  • Phones: At Best Buy you can see and try all of the phones, carriers, plans and accessories under one roof with industry-leading trade-in options
  • Tablets: Best Buy is the only place in America where customers can see all of the latest and greatest tablets.
  • Computing: Best Buy features the best selection, advise, services and support in computing. They help set the market by working with the industry’s tech leaders to develop a highly specialized and innovative assortment of laptops, many of which are only available at Best Buy.
  • Mobile Accessories: Best Buy has one of the largest selections of accessories and wearables this holiday. Bluetooth speakers, smartwatches, health & fitness gear and headphones will truly rule holiday.
  • Home Theater: Best Buy offers the world’s newest technology, best assortment and service in home theater.
  • Appliances: Best Buy is better positioned than ever to bring the latest small appliances and special deals to you.
  • Gaming: Best Buy is THE destination for gaming this holiday. Not only dodo they have the latest Xbox and PlayStation consoles, but the hottest game releases and everything else you need for a great gaming experience.
  • Music/Movies/Musical Instruments: Best Buy offers terrific deals on the best entertainment stocking stuffers.
  • Digital Imaging: Best Buy features the newest selection of cameras, accessories and advise so you can find the perfect gift or capture your own holiday memories.
  • Tech Services: Best Buy is home of the Geek Squad for help installing, repairing, troubleshooting, optimizing and offering all sorts of technical advice from every Best Buy store, in-home, online and by phone




Shutterfly Free Calendar Offer!


Shutterfly Free Calendar Offer!

Perfect Gift for Family!

Something they can treasure all year long.

Use code FREECAL

You will need to pay Shipping, but still a great offer.

LCD Screen LED Projection Alarm Clock/ Weather Station Clock under $12 SHIPPED!


LCD Screen LED Projection Alarm Clock/ Weather Station Clock under $12 SHIPPED!

 Cool gift idea.  Order Early to Ensure Delivery!


LCD screen

Displays the time, week, temperature, humidity and weather

Projects the time on the top

Colorful LED backlit

Sets alarm clock with snooze mode

Powered by 3 x AAA batteries (not included)

Power Supply: 3V

HSN has Daily Deals NOW no need to wait for Black Friday!




HSN has Daily Deals NOW no need to wait for Black Friday!

Daily Deals to knock out your gift list!

No need to wait, shop now and get unique gifts at awesome prices.  You also get the convenience of Flex Pay with HSN so its a little wiggle room when you need to get the most bang for your buck!

Today, Wed’s deal is this awesome personal humidifier where you can use a regular 16 oz water bottle!

VIOlife Ultrasonic Personal Humidifier
Adaptability is important. Every day we adjust to whatever life throws at us. But sometimes, wouldn’t it be nice to change your environment to suit you, instead of the other way around? With this personal misting humidifier, you can bring moist comfortable air to you, whether you’re in the office, at home or on vacation. Now that’s what we call flexible.

What You Get

Humidifier, Water bottle adapter, Power adapter, User’s manuel

Manufacturer’s 1-year limited warranty

Good to Know

Requires a standard 16 oz. water bottle (not included).

For $29.99

Macy’s Black Friday Preview! Save an extra 20%!


Macy’s Black Friday Preview!  Save an extra 20%!

Get a jump on Black Friday and shop in your PJ’s!

Prices effective Thursday

Small Appliances as low as $9.99 after rebate

Select Ladies Cold Weather Boots 50% off

Dooney and Bourke Tassel Tote  reduced by $70

All International Silver Flatware from $89 to $29.99!

Save 20% using code GOBBLE and get free shipping on orders $99 and over.

Butterfly Flower Leaves Crystal brass Hair Clips Hairpin For Hair $1.99 SHIPPED!


Butterfly Flower Leaves Crystal brass Hair Clips Hairpin For Hair $1.99 SHIPPED!


 Gorgeous Stocking Stuffer!

At this price this won’t last!

Order Early to Ensure Delivery.