HalfOffDepot – Extra 20% Off Everything!

by Janell on May 31, 2013

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This weekend only at HalfOffDepot.com you will get an extra  20% off all deals in all cities! There are no exclusions!  Just use code SUMMER20 when you check out and you will get an extra 20% off. They have really great voucher and with this extra discount you will get an amazing deal!

If you haven’t checked out Half Off Depot yet, they are one of my favorite Daily Deal sites. They have so many great offers in your area and they often have national gift cards for at least 50% off. In the past, they have had 50% off gift cards to Lowes, Starbucks, Panera Bread, Kroger, and more.

For my friends in North Pinellas you can get a $40 voucher to Surf & Turf for just $14! This is an awesome deal on meat!

This is one of my favorite deal sites. They have a lot of local offers! If you want to save money – you need to me a member of this deal site!

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30 Days Of Crock Pot Recipes

by Janell on May 31, 2013

30 days of crock pot

You all know I love my crock pot. I use it at least 4 times a week. It helps me stick to my meal plan and saves me a ton of money every month. I am not tempted to go out to eat because dinner is already made in the crock pot. Cooking meals in my crock pot is healthier and I usually make less mess in the kitchen. (That makes my husband happy since he’s the one that does the dishes.)

Another wonderful thing about your crock pot is that it doesn’t heat up your house! During the summer you don’t want to heat up your house by using the oven to make dinner. With your crock pot you get a delicious home cooked meal without heating up your house.

Nor do you want to have to come home from a day of fun with your family and cook dinner. The crock pot really is one of my favorite inventions!

For the month of June I will be featuring crock pot recipes from different bloggers. I am excited to learn some new recipes! So be on the look out for 30 new crock pot recipes!

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Samoa Bundt Cake

by Janell on May 31, 2013

Samoa Bundt cake


Who doesn’t love a Girl Scout Cookie? I love most of them but I really love Samoa cookies. Carmel, chocolate, and coconut on top of a cake makes a delicious substitution for the Girl Scout cookies. You will want to try this recipe. It’s so easy!

Dulce De Leche is my favorite cooking ingredient. (I made some ice cream with it and it was so good!)

If you have never tried Dulce de Leche it’s like a super thick, rich, and sweet, carmel. You will want to eat it right out of the can!

Samoa Bundt Cake

  • 1 box of French Vanilla Cake mix + the ingredients on the box
  • 13.4 oz can of Dulche De Leche
  • 3-4 TBSP heavy cream
  • ½-1 cup of coconut flakes
  • 3/4 cups of semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
  1. Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions in a Bundt Pan. I baked my for about 35-40 minutes at 350. (You can also add a small box of pudding to the cake mix to make it very moist.)
  2. While the cake is cooling heat the Dulce de Leche and heavy cream until creamy.
  3. Poke a bunch of holes all over the Bundt Cake. (I used a infant medicine dropper.)
  4. Pour half the caramel over the cake.
  5. Mix the remaining Dulce de Leche with the coconut flakes and pour it over the cake. (If you really like coconut add 1 cup. If you just like it a little add 1/2 cup.)
  6. Heat the chocolate chips up in the microwave at 50% until melted. Drizzle over the cake and enjoy!

Next Im going to use the Dulce de Leche to make Turtle cake!

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If you have plans to go to McDonald’s by Sunday, 6/9 11:59 EST here’s a great deal for you! Join Plink and when you spend $10 at McDonalds they will give you enough points to get a FREE $10 Gift Card of your choice at places like Amazon.com, Target, Walmart, Kohls, Starbucks and more!

Plink is a safe and easy way to earn cash back. I have earned several FREE Amazon gift cards just for being a member of Plink! You will earn points for shopping at some of your favorite stores and restaurants. You’ll earn rewards at more than 35,000 locations nationwide.

How it works

  • Join Plink
  • Log – in with your bank information. They can only see your purchases that way they can credit you for your points. This is a very secure website. You can read more about the security on their website. Once I linked my bank account I was given 500 points – enough for a $5 gift card!
  • Add offers to your wallet. (see below for more information)

They have several offers that give you points:
(Please note the offers can change.)

  • Arby’s – spend $5 or more and get 70 points. Or spend $15 or more and get 150 points
  • Outback Steakhouse- spend $20 or more and get 200 points. Or spend $60 or more and get 600 points
  • Taco Bell – spend $5 or more and get 70 points. Or spend $15 or more and get 150 points
  • Dunkin Donuts – spend $5 or more and get 70 points. Or spend $15 or more and get 150 points
  • You can even get points when you buy gift cards! We always fill up our Starbucks card – so now I will get 15 points every time!

New Plink members only, one sign-up bonus per person

Plink Member must link a credit or debit card and make a purchase at McDonald’s by Sunday, 6/9 11:59 EST Purchase is necessary (after the member links a credit/debit card to their Plink account) to qualify for the bonus 1,000 Plink Points by Sunday, 6/9 11:59 EST Bonus 1,000 Plink Points will be awarded within 7 business days of the transaction posting date. McDonald’s purchases that occur on 6/10 or later will not qualify for the bonus.

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Copy Cat Olive Garden Dressing

by Janell on May 30, 2013

Olive Garden dressing


I am not a big salad fan – but if you put a bowl of salad from Olive Garden in front of me I could eat the whole bowl! There’s something that tastes so good in their creamy Italian Dressing. Even my kids eat bowls of salad when we have Olive Garden dressing in the house. Yes, Olive Garden sells their dressing, but it’s expensive and it has lots of ingredients I can’t pronounce.

So after playing around with some recipes, I think I have the perfect combination. This dressing does not last long in our house. I really need to start to double the recipe.

Copy Cat Olive Garden House Dressing

  • 1 packet Good Seasonings Italian Dressing (You don’t need to use the ingredients listed on the package – they are included)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 4 1/2 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp mayonnaise (regular or light only)
  • 1/2 cup Canola oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Using a whisk, blend all the ingredients together.  Or put the lid on the container and shake vigorously.
  2. Store in the refrigerator and shake well before using.

Add some red onions, jalapeños, black olives, fresh parmesan cheese, tomatoes, and any other ingredients you like!

Im not really sure how long this will last because it doesn’t even last a week in our house!

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Allstate – Live A Good Life Today

by Janell on May 29, 2013

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Allstate for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Allstate wants to be a different kind of insurance company. Their motto is "Good Hands For The Good Life". I don't know about you but I tend to worry about everything. I hate to fly because I just don't understand how it works. But I love when I get to my destination. I love to be able to spend time with my extended family or I love the vacation that started at the airpots. So I take the risk. 

I worry that my kids are not learing everything they are supposed to learn. Am I too nice? Do I spoil them? Sometime when they have a fever, my mind thinks about the worst possibilities. But I still had kids! If we don't do things because we fear things – what's the point of your life? We don't let fear hold us back from having a good life. 

Last year my son fell in an ant pile and received over 50 ant bites on his face and head. The trama cause a virus to apper in his body. He got a rash on his feet and legs. Soon he was unable to eat and even threw up water. It was a terrifying time for us because even the doctors weren't really sure what was happening.

Finally after two visits to the Children's Hospital ER and an overnight stay at a different Children's Hospital they finally figured out what was wrong with him. After a few doses of medicine in his IV he was back to normal. I'm sure we all go through stressful situations like this as parents – but being a parent is one of the most amazing things inthe world! It's times like this you realize how important it is to spend more time with your familty. 

Allstate Good Life wants to be the voice of optimism and celebration. They work everyday to help make more good in the livesof their customers everyday. Allstate is the "Good Hands for the Good Life"! They reward their customes that have never had an accident. Or they forgive you if you have had an accident. 

Allstate members have acess to Good Hands Roadside assistance. Plus they have a helpful website with tips and perks. If you are loking for an insurance company that wants to make a difference in you life, find an Allstate agent.

Do you have a good life story you would like to share? Tell us in the comments. 

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Hotels.com 10% Off Coupon

by Janell on May 29, 2013

Cash Back Coupon!

Every once and a while my husband takes trips on the weekend to teach at conferences. Normally I don’t go but his latest trip is to a beach town. So I was doing a little research to see how much it would cost to turn his business trip into a little vacation.

After spending sometime online researching I found a very nice hotel on a beach for about $100 per night. Hotels.com had the best price and I was so excited to find a discount code for 10% off! Everyone can  save 10% at Hotels.com with code HOTELS10OFF! Book by 6/3/13, Travel by 9/30/2013

Hotels.com doesn’t just have great hotel deals – you can find deals on flights. Plus they have a program where if you book 10 nights with Hotels.com you will get 1 night FREE!

Here’s some more offers you may like

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I love getting boxes in the mail with awesome goodies! Just this week I got an awesome box of goodies from Bespoke Post. This box was the ‘Cue box. Everything in this box will make your next BBQ even better!

Here’s a list of what I received in the box
  • Hickory, Cedar & Alder Grill Planks
  • Chipotle & Honey Rub
  • Moroccan Harissa Rub
  • Chimichurri Seasoning
  • Wynad Single-Estate Peppercorn
  • Whole Grain Artisan Mustard
  • Gourmet Classic Scooping Ketchup
  • Summer Southern Honey
  • Jalapeño & Blue Corn Chips

I can’t wait to have a BBQ and try out all these delicious goodies!

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You can purchase it for yourself or purchase a gift subscription. This would be an awesome gift for Father’s Day. You can purchase different subscription options. Give Dad something he can actually use this year!

I even have a special discount code just for my readers! Use code DINERO and you will get 15% off your first box OR 10% off any gift subscription!

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At the beginning of the month, you’ll receive a detailed box description. You can chose to ship it, or skip it at no cost. The choice is yours. Plus you will get free shipping and no hassles!

You can also check out previous Bespoke boxes. They always have a great selection with really cool items in the box. The items in the box rang from a Japanese inspired cocktail kit to a high-end shave sets, Bespoke introduces men to the best across, food, drink, fashion and more. Check out bespokepost.com for more information.

Make sure you like them on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

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Printable Coupon Round Up

by Janell on May 29, 2013

$0.75 off 2 Betty Crocker Frosting and cake mix$1.00 off any one Reynolds Bakeware Product

There are a lot of great coupons available to print. It’s the end of the month – so if you see a coupon you like, print it or it will probably disappear!

Betty Crocker + Reynolds

Gerber + Snacks

Drinks + Beverages

Shaver Supplies

Feminine Products

Motor Oil

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