Feb 292012
 

6PM

I just love 6pm.com, don’t you? Today ONLY they are having a $29 sale on tons of boots and outerwear.

This past weekend B and I went out on a shopping tour to find ski gear for our trip this Christmas. I got to try on a lot of mediums, I looked like I had been swallowed whole by the fabric monster. I need a small. I did, however, get to try on one pair of pants that fit perfect and I bought them, they were 25% off… you can’t go home empty handed.

So, today I do a little search-a-roo on 6pm.com to see if they have these pants and matching jacket on sale, and they DO! Not for $29, but a lot less than I payed at the store. So guess what, I’ve already packed my pants to take back to the 25% off store. I can’t believe I just spent $150, I saved over $180, for pants, jacket and base layer on 6pm!

Are you going on a trip this year that needs special wears? Let me know what you find!

PS. Remember to shop through ebates for 3.5% or ShopatHome for 7% cash back!

 Posted by at 10:08 am
Feb 232012
 

P.F.Chang's

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is celebrating the Oscar’s Red Carpet by offering an additional 20% off all online orders arranged for pick up any time on Sunday, February 26.

Log on to P.F. Chang’s online ordering and choose February 26 as your pick up date. After you have completed your order, use the promotion code OSCARS at checkout to receive the 20% discount.

This promotion is Spicy Tuna HOT and will not last beyond February 26 and P.F. Chang’s will not offer the discount in store – so please remember to use the discount code at check out.

The code is not available for use in conjunction with other discounts or for purchases of gift cards and large party take-out orders.

 Posted by at 5:00 pm
Feb 232012
 

Coach Factory Sale

Another 48 hour sale has just started and this week there are tons of new items to choose from!

Coach 02.23.2012

If you registered before the sale started, you should receive you email soon. If you were unable to register, no worries, just go here and register for the next time this sweet event is available.

I’d love to know what you pick up, I’m living vicariously through you as we save for our two big vacations this year… neither of which call for a new hand bag. So sad! ;)

 Posted by at 10:16 am
Feb 212012
 

Brown Chicken EggsMy Mom has been going crazy with information on genetically modified foods [GM foods or GMOs]. She is concerned that we are being sterilized as a civilization;  mind, body, just take it all. One of the fun things we like to do is cruise the local farmer’s markets for fun and interesting fruits, veggies and pure cane Cokes ;) Not only does it boost our local economy, but it also ensures that we grow a relationship with those who grow our natural foods and understand the importance of healthy food choices, beginning with the seed.

Spring is upon us and that means glorious amounts of new fresh food crops will be loaded into the local fresh markets. Sometimes these foods are a little bit more expensive than your chain grocery stores, but you are paying for care attention of food  crops that the grocery stores just don’t put to heart.

Dont know where you closest farmer’s market, meat market or fresh food restaurant is? Check out this cool site: http://www.localharvest.org/ You can put in your zip code and find everything around you - online stores, farms, CSA, farmer’s markets, restaurants, grocery/coops, wholesale and meat processors. Cool, right?

 I’m most excited to dive into fresh cucumbers, tomatos and herbs galore! What are your favorite spring items from the market?

If you would like to find out more about GM foods, check out these resources:

http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/gmfood.shtml

http://www.gm.org/

PS – I heard on KSBJ just this morning that a scientist is working on a mutated organism that will be “hamburger of the future”, blech!

 Posted by at 1:46 pm
Feb 172012
 

Every year I try to think of a fun cake to make for my sweet C for her birthday. Although her birthday is months away, she is turning 13 and I want this one to be uber-special.

I have started jotting down ideas and listening to things that she likes and doesn’t like [I got this idea from an amazing book I’m reading]. She doesn’t live with us, y’all, so this is pretty difficult to get out of many weekends and Tuesday night dinners – I have to be, like, super stepmom on a recon mission.

Here are a few homemade cakes from years past:

#7 Cake

Butterfly Cake

Penguins Cake

So far on my jot list of likes are: Harry Potter, Zebra stripes, hair accessories, clothing. On my list of dislikes: everything else. Hah!

Looks like I have my work cut out for myself, lots of listening will be happening in the months ahead!

What about you, do you spoil your special someone or friend on their birthday with a fun cake or treat? Email me your best creation, there just might be something sweet in it for you ;)

alyssa [at] frugalstepmom [dot] com

 Posted by at 11:13 am
Feb 162012
 
Young and In Love: Challenging the Unnecessary Delay of Marriage

Love is a Lifetime

Christian Book Distributors is offering quite a few FREE eBooks through their website and one really cool illustrated Teen Sci-Fi.

  • The Faith of Ashish [Blessings of India Series]
  • When the Devil Whistles
  • The Big 5-Oh!
  • Delivered with Love
  • Young and In Love: Challenging the Unnecessary Delay of Marriage*
  • Names of God
  • The 7 Day Doubt Diet*
  • To Love Anew [Sydney Cove Series]
  • Life to the Max
  • 11:15: The Making of a Halfling [Halflings Series] [Teens Sci-Fi]
  • Knowing the Truth About Jesus the Messiah [The Defenders Series]
  • The Greatest Gift
  • How to Study the Bible
  • Rhythms of Grace
  • The Someday List [Jubilant Soul Series]
  • First-Year Baby Care -Free Chapter: Caring for your baby
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn – Free Chapter #8: Planning for birth and post partum
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul – Devotional Sampler [Chicken Soup for the Soul Series]
  • The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for each step in Recovery*
  • Into the Free
  • Escape from the World Trade Center [Ebook Shorts Series]

Stash as many titles to your cart as you desire and checkout [you will need to sign in or create an account]; your selections will be available in ”My Account” under eBooks until you decide to delete them.

Happy Reading!

* PS: If I had a book club, these would be included. Each for their own braiding in my life, past and present. Would you have any of these in your book club?

 Posted by at 7:48 pm
Feb 152012
 

This weekend the Band of Bosoms team will be collecting donations on the street corner, bras exposed, for this year’s Avon Walk for Breast Cancer!

Fill the Bra
Isn’t my “Fill the Bra” bag just SUPER cute?

You can find us at the corner of 290 and Barker Cypress, when you see a sign that looks like this, you have made it:Publicity Board

We will also be hosting two events over the holiday weekend as well, food based events of course, working the streets requires nourishment.

Come out to Menchie’s this Saturday, February 18, from 11-4pm – With a print out of the below flier, 20% of all sales will go to Team Band of Bosom’s efforts in raising funds for the Avon Walk. A SWEET SNACK FOR A GREAT CAUSE.

Band of Bosoms - Menchie's Feb 18

Come out to Willie’s Icehouse in Cypress on Monday, February 20, from open to close. With the below voucher, 15% of the proceeds from your meal go to Band of Bosoms in their fight against Breast Cancer. A DELICIOUS MEAL [AND DRINKS] FOR A GREAT CAUSE.

Band of Bosoms - Willies Feb 20

 

Not able to make any of these events but still want to participate? Here are a two GREAT options for supporting our cause:

  • Like our Band of Bosoms Facebook page from now through Saturday for a chance to win one of many SWEET prizes!
  • Donate HERE. Like the varieties of breast sizes, all donations, big or small, make an impact in breast cancer research. [PS – Our February raffles are going on as well - $10 gets you in!]

With your help, we will be one step closer to helping women and men get the treatment that is much needed and help fund research. We are In It to End It, Are You?

 

 Posted by at 6:00 pm
Feb 152012
 

Coach Factory Sale

Holy Toledo, I turn my back for one minute and Coach goes ahead and sends out another invitation to the Coach Factory Outlet Sale Online – YES!

If you registered before the sale started, you should receive you email soon. If you were unable to register, no worries, just go here and register for the next time this sweet event is available.

Coach Online Sale

Let me know what you score!

 Posted by at 4:07 pm
Feb 092012
 

Coach Factory Sale

Holy Toledo, I turn my back for one minute and Coach goes ahead and sends out another invitation to the Coach Factory Outlet Sale Online – YES!

If you registered before the sale started, you should receive you email soon. If you were unable to register, no worries, just go here and register for the next time this sweet event is available.

Some 60-80% off finds from the sale:Coach Sale February 2012

There are MANY more bags, accessories, wallets, shoes, exclusives and men’s accessories to browse through!

I love to hear what you score! Happy Shopping!

 Posted by at 1:52 pm
Feb 032012
 

P.F.Chang's

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is celebrating the Super Bowl by offering an additional 20% off all online orders arranged for pick up any time on Sunday, February 5.

Log on to P.F. Chang’s online ordering and choose February 5 as your pick up date. After you have completed your order, use the promotion code GIANTS or PATRIOTS at checkout to receive the 20% discount. Choose your winning team wisely, those who use the winning teams name as their discount will receive a suprise offer next week!

This promotion is Spicy Tuna HOT and will not last beyond February 5 and P.F. Chang’s will not offer the discount in store – so please remember to use the winning team’s discount code at check out.

The code is not available for use in conjunction with other discounts or for purchases of gift cards and large party take-out orders.

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