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Daily Deals Round Up (April 24)

daily dealsHow was your day today? Mine was great. I took the entire afternoon off, so that’s always nice.

Deals of the day

Amazon: “Love You” Frog Keychains Only $.85 Shipped

Free Sample: Kiwi Crate Free Trial (Craft Supplies)

Ways to make money

Craftsy: Sell Your Patterns & Make Money

Gazelle: Earn An Extra $10 When You Sell Your Electronics (Til 4/30)

Toluna: Get Paid To Try L’Oreal Men Energetic Aftershave

*HOT* PineCone Research: Now Accepting Panelists (Make $3 Per Survey)


Giveaway: Sully Series Wood Watch From JORD (Ends 4/30)

Group Giveaway: SPARQ Softstone Griddle (Ends 5/7)

Group Giveaway: Year’s Supply Of Quilted Northern (Ends 5/3)

Giveaway: Simple Skincare Products & $25 Walgreens Gift Card (Ends 4/29)


Free Sample: Tums Chewy Delights & Tums Freshers

Free Magazine: Latina

Free Samples: Purina Healthy Weight Cat Chow (Still Available)

A Bride On A Budget: Registry Rewards: Get A $25/$25 Kohl’s Coupon Just For Registering (It’s like getting paid to shop)


Checkout 51: Savings On Oranges, Lunchmeat & More

Coupon Alert: Chocolate Coupons (Dove, Snickers & Hershey’s)

Coupon Alert: Save 20% On Apples


Amazon: 2-Pack Of Ponchos Only $.49

Amazon: Cute Mini Cartoon Notebooks Only $.26 Shipped

Vistaprint: Personalized Mugs Only $5.99 Shipped (New Members Only)

Amazon: Bright Starts Grab and Stack Blocks Only $6.39 (Reg. $10.99)

Safeway: Popchips Only $1.94

Amazon: Friends: The Complete Series On DVD For $137.89 (Reg. $202.92)

My Coke Rewards: Double Points On Powerade (Til 4/25)

Amazon: Ladies Retro Classic Nostalgic Sackcloth Coin Case Purses Only $.78 Shipped

Amazon: 3-Pack Of iPhone 5 Chargers Only $2.51 Shipped

Amazon: The Goonies On DVD For $4.63

Amazon Local: One Custom Wine Bottle Label & Wine Only $15 (Reg. $29.99)

Amazon: Neon Pink Ballet Tutu Only $3.25

Amazon: Space Jam On DVD For $5

Amazon: Mini Hand Pouch Coin Bag Wallet Only $.90 Shipped

Stuff to read

Tasty Thursday: Homemade Banana Bread

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A Bride On A Budget: DIY Bridal Shower Favor (Tutorial)

Tasty Thursday: Homemade Banana Bread

banana-bread-recipeI was in the grocery store the other day and saw bananas were discounted. They were a little old, I guess, but not old enough. So I picked them up with the idea that I would wait a few days and then make banana bread.

You don’t need that many ingredients for banana bread, but what you do need is really ripe bananas. So ripe that there’s no way you’re gonna eat them by themselves. So ripe that you are ready to toss them in the trash. The riper, the better.

So finally, after a handful of days on the counter, Pete took half of one for breakfast and left me the other half (that’s why half a banana is way darker than the other ones). I used them and made my famous banana bread. I have no idea where this recipe is from. It’s handwritten, by me, and I got it from someone. There’s no name or date on the recipe, just a few grease stains.


What You’ll Need:

  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup and 2 tbs. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 1/2 bananas, very ripe, mashed
  • 2 tbs. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

What You’ll Do:


Preheat the oven to 350.

Peel and mash the bananas. I use a potato masher and get them as mashed and mushy as possible.

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Beat sugar and eggs for ten minutes (I use a handheld beater. We have a Ninja but I like the handheld since that’s how I was making this before the Ninja existed in our lives).


Drizzle in the oil.

Add bananas, sour cream, and vanilla. Mix until just incorporated.


In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

Add the dry ingredients. Mix until combined.


Pour in a parchment paper lined loaf pan.


Bake for one hour.


Amazon: 2-Pack Of Ponchos Only $.49

cheap-poncho #cheapponchoI’ve gotten caught in the rain without a poncho too many times because, let’s be honest, who ever has a poncho?

If you’ve had that problem too, this is for you. Pick up a two pack of ponchos for only $.49 shipped from Amazon. That’s a good price just to have them and keep them in the glove compartment or your purse. A lot easier than carrying an umbrella.

Prices on Amazon are subject to change at any time, so keep that in mind at checkout.

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