DIY – Above The Fireplace Family Tree #DIY #crafts

Adding a special element to your home is important. It makes your home yours and makes guests feel cozy when they are there visiting. A well decorated home can help reduce stress levels and make you feel at ease when you are having a bad day. A fireplace is a great addition to your home for several reasons. One being that in a working fireplace it adds heat which saves you money since you use less of your furnace. Another reason a fireplace is a great thing to have is it adds a sense of style to your home. The above the fireplace area is a great place to feature family photos, such as this family tree idea.

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To create this family tree project all you need is this wall decal kit Removable Wall Decor Decal Sticker (Tree Vine Sticker)for $5.83 shipped free. *Note that this item is shipped from China and can take up to two months to get. I order from these people a lot and at most I have had to wait 3 weeks but just know it can take that long to get. [Read more...]

Amazon Roundup of Boys Winter Jackets

Let’s face it, good deals on boys clothes can be hard to come by. Boys jackets can get very expensive, especially if you want your child to actually get use from it. With that in mind I have compiled a list of boys jackets available on Amazon that are under $40 each with many having free shipping!

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Coats that are UNDER $30

There are actually a lot of coats and jackets on Amazon under $30 with Prime shipping or Super Saving Shipping with $35 purchase. i have only listed a few here because if I listed them all then I would be here forever!

Rugged Bear Little Boys Spring Reversible Midweight Jacket size 2t-3

Rugged Bear Boys Plaid Sherpa Fleece Jacket 2t-4t         

Company 81 Boys 4-7 Balance Polar Fleece Zip Up Hoodie          

Ixtreme Little Boys Ripstop Puffer Hooded Winter Jacket Coat size 2t-4t

Ixtreme Little Boys Ripstop Puffer Hooded Winter Warm Jacket Coat size 2t-4t

IXtreme Little Boys Boys Solid Vestie Puffer Hooded Winter Jacket sz 2t-4t          

iXtreme Boys 4-7 Camo Print Puffer Winter Hooded Jacket 

iXtreme Little Boys 2-4T Camo Print Puffer Winter Hooded Jacket

Coats OVER $30

Big Chill Boys Plaid Hooded Puffer Jacket Size 2t-6

Rugged Bear Boys Plaid Colorblock Checked Snow Ski Jacket size 2t-4t

 Nautica Boys 2T-4T Bomber Jacket

Big Chill Boys Athletic Colorblock Hooded Puffer Jacket size 4-6 and 14-18

Richie House Boy’s Padding Jacket with Printed Hood sizes 2-6 iXtreme -

Boys Hooded Winter Jacket sizes

Lion Force Big Boys’ Lion Force Two Tone Puffer Coat With Lion Logo sizes 4-18

XiaoYouYu Little Boy’s Warm Fur Leather Outwear Coat size 2t

Weatherproof Big Boys’ Bubble Jacket with Attached Hood and Built-In Visor sizes 4-7

Weatherproof Big Boys’ “Twill Toasty” Insulated Jacket  

Airwalk Boys Winter Jacket size 14-18    

Wippette Little Boys Hooded Winter Sweater Jacket size 2t-4t

iXtreme – Boys Hooded Winter Jacket size 4-6  

Wippette Little Boys Skull Hooded Winter Cardigan Sweater Jacket size 2t-4t      

JJLKIDS Boys Winter Outerwear size 2-8

Above The Rim – Boys Hooded Winter Jacket size 4-6     

Richie House Boy’s Padding Jacket with Attached Hood size 2-6

Free Kindle Books for Friday the 19th

Here are the free Kindle ebooks for today. I am liking the Freezer Meals one and you know I  am frugal so I’ve got to have Artfully Frugal as well.

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Thanks to See Mom Click for creating the list for us.

Caramel Apple Cider Margarita

Fall is such a great time to celebrate apples! Warm gooey apples in every way possible. I am not much of a drinker but having a Hispanic husband has made me partial to margaritas. He can make a mean margarita but this one here is the BOMB! It would be a great item to bring to your adult Halloween party or carry it into the Winter and set the table with yummy Caramel Apple Cider Margarita for Thanksgiving and Christmas, or the holidays you celebrate.



Caramel Apple Cider Margarita
Recipe type: Beverage
Whether you’re planning an upcoming fall dinner party or looking for a festive cocktail for the holidays, this margarita is reminiscent of that favorite fall treat – the caramel apple.
  • • apple cider, approximately 1 cup
  • • ¾ cup cold apple cider
  • • 2 shots tequila
  • • ⅓ cup caramel syrup
  • • 2 tsp raw sugar
  • • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • • raw sugar and cinnamon for sugaring rim of glass
  • • cinnamon stick or apple peel for garnish
  1. Begin by filling a regular size ice cube tray with apple cider. Place in the freezer for 2-3 hours. The cider will not be as hard as ice but will freeze mostly solid.
  2. When the cider is frozen, empty the cubes into a blender.
  3. Add the cold cider, tequila shots, caramel syrup, sugar, and cinnamon to the frozen cider cubes. Blend on high until the ice is crushed and all ingredients become slushy.
  4. Combine the additional raw sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl large enough to insert the top of your margarita glass.
  5. Moisten the rim of your margarita glass with a little apple cider to help the sugar mixture stick.
  6. Roll the rim of the glass in the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  7. Transfer the frozen drink to the margarita glass.
  8. Garnish the drink with a cinnamon stick or a curled apple peel and enjoy!



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Get NetTalk DUO + 1 Month of Service for Only .99! While Supplies Last #Hurry

If you don’t have a home phone here is a chance to get one for almost free. If you have not heard of netTalk DUO then you might want to see my review but note this is an old post and the giveaway is no longer active.



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Amazon Free Ebook List for Wednesday 9/17

Today’s hot free ebooks are looking, well…HOT. Lots of good ones today so make sure to get them now while they are still free. Personally, I keep this list because I like finding all the free recipe books.
free ebooks

if you have been enjoying our free ebook list please stop by See Mom Click and let her know she does a good job getting these together each night.

Autumn Hair – 5 Tips to Go Darker for Fall

Fall has approached in many parts of the world, and for others it is just around the corner. Good things are coming; autumn leaves, crisp refreshing air, pumpkin lattes…  A new rich, deep hue for you! I challenge you to go darker this fall!  Here are some tips from Madison Reed for when you are getting ready to go darker, plus they sell everything you need to do it yourself and right now get 50% off your first purchase at with the code FALLHAIRCOLOR.

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1. Put Your Pigment Back

When going lighter for summer, pigments are stripped from the hair. This could be done purposely by lightening, highlights, or bleach, or it could be something natural that happens from sun exposure or from taking a dip in the pool. So, if pigments were taken out, we need to put them back in to go darker. This would be a great time to be a red head before eventually settling on a brunette shade to wow!

2. Keep Your Skin Tone in Mind

Adding tones to your locks is a lovely way to make your color rich and vibrant. But are you a cool or a warm skin tone? Generally people with cooler undertone like to wear silver jewelry and look great in cool colors like blue and white. Tones like mahogany, ash, and violet will look awesome on you!  People with warmer undertones find that gold looks best on them and can wear yellows and cream colors with ease. Reds, golds and copper look great on warm tones.

3. Go One Shade Lighter to Start

It is much easier to go darker than it is to go lighter. Choose a shade in the tonal family that you want and go one shade lighter. You just may end up loving the results, if not it’s a quick fix to go a bit darker on the next round.

4. Keep Your Ends in Mind

The summer tends to put a little bit of wear and tear on our hair with all the sun, swimming and fun. This makes our ends more porous, which means it wants to drink that color up. When coloring your hair darker it is important to keep this in mind. Application is key! Start darkening hair at the root and leave in for optimal gray coverage, once this has had time to process start combing color down to your mid-lengths and ends to finish the process. The ends don’t need as much time.

 5. Use Color-Safe Shampoo

It is important to take care of your color even after the process. Don’t wash that beautiful color down the drain. Color-safe shampoo’s are made to be gentle, have extra moisturizer, and keep your color vibrant. Try Madison Reed’s Madison Reed nourishing, color enhancing shampoo and conditioner set–it even has natural UV protection to keep the sun’s rays from dulling down your color.

So give a new darker color a try today, plus right now get 50% off your first purchase at with the code FALLHAIRCOLOR.

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Lace Up Fashion Boots in 3 colors Just $5.99!

What a great deal on lace up fashion boots in brown, tan and black in sizes 6-10. They are available at for $5.99 plus you get free shipping when you spend $50. This online store runs out of stock extremely fast so if you want them you need to do it today or risk not having them in your size.

fashion boots

In addition to the boots they also have a nice selection of in style middle and high schoolers clothing

, including boys! I find that I rarely find good deals on junior boys clothes, not this cheap anyway.

A few weeks ago I purchased all 5 of these shirts for my 7th grader and they are high quality shirts. They wash well and do not shrink.


To purchase any of these products or to take a look around the website visit them here.