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June 7th – National Donut Day!

 
national donut day 2013Each year National Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday in June.

This event was created in 1938 by The Salvation Army to honor The Salvation Army Lassie’s who served coffee and donuts to the soldiers during World War I.

Salvation Army volunteers set up “huts” overseas in abandoned buildings close to the front lines. The Salvation Army Lassie’s provided baked goods, writing supplies and clothes mending to the soldiers. Serving the sweet treats brought comfort to the soldiers who were likely missing the comfort of their family.

The Lassie’s found it difficult to provide freshly baked goods due to the condition of the hut’s. Two volunteer’s Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance decided to fry donuts on soldiers’ helmets. Seven donuts were able to be fried per batch. Try the original Salvation Army Lassie’s Doughnut Recipe.

For National Donut Day there are donut shops offering freebies or deals.

Here are some donut deals:

Participating Dunkin Donuts shops are offering a FREE donut with purchase of a Dunkin’ beverage. Offer is valid at participating shops June 1, while supplies are available. Browse local shops.

Participating Krispy Kreme Doughnut shops are offering a FREE doughnut June 1, with no purchase required. Browse for local shops on the Krispy Kreme website.

FREE contest–Entenmann’s and The Salvation Army are featuring a Donut Day Sweepstakes for lots of free donuts and other prizes. Enter online for FREE, no purchase necessary.

Don’t forget to check your local listings for the deals in your local area.
 
 
 
 

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March 28 – Last Minute Easter Gift’s

 

Easter is less than a week away and if you need to send that Last Minute Easter Gift I’ve got you covered.


Cookies that taste as good as they look!!


 
 
 
 

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March 28 – 15% off All Graduation Announcements and Invitations – Limited Time Only

 

Save 15% off all graduation announcement and graduation invitation orders of $75 or more using the code MAR15GRAD at checkout.


 
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*****Offer expires 4/2/13 at 11:59 pm (PT).*****


 
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March 24 – Homemade Banana Ice Cream

 

I was asked to re-post this by a family member. They love Banana Ice Cream and these are healthy and easy ways to make it. Adding walnuts and chocolate would be a great addition.


 

Not all of us have ice cream makers. However, you can make Banana Ice Cream at home without an ice cream maker. Follow the video below. We’ve tried it and it’s delicious.


 
 

For all you vegans out there I haven’t forgotten about you, this one is our favorite. Check out this video.


 

 
 
 
 
 

Photo property of Amazon.com


 
 
 

Deni 5540 Automatic Soft-Serve Ice-Cream Maker

by: Deni


 
 

Amazon Price: $50.97 (price subject to change)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Source:
Legends and Myths of Ices & Ice Cream (www.whatscookingamerica.net)
 
 
 
 

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February 27 – Happy Birthday Tiny Prints

 

THIS PROMOTION HAS EXPIRED

Happy Birthday Tiny Prints!

Tiny Prints is having a 25% OFF SITEWIDE sale this week to celebrate their birthday.

tiny prints 25 percent off sitewide thru 3

Save 25% off all orders using the code BDAY13 at checkout.

There is no minimum purchase required.

Offer expires 03/05/13 at 11:59 pm (PT)

When: Now through 03/05/2013 at 11:59pm PT

Promo Code: BDAY13


 
 

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February 9 – National Stop Bullying Day

 

Today is National Stop Bullying Day.


 
stop_bullyingThere are a countless number of youths that stay home or stay away from school each month for fear of being bullied or harassed. Bullying is a big problem in today’s schools and in cyberspace.

Modern communications allow and encouraged bullying and harassment to flourish because they are not face to face and people can hide behind false identities. Social networks make it too easy to get personal information about people and use it in an embarrassing and harassing manner.

For more information please visit stopbullying.gov. This website will help you recognize the warning signs and provides you with the education for bullying prevention and resources for those who may have or are being bullied.

Please help those who are to scared or embarrassed to ask for help. Let’s all work to reduce the amount of violence in our writing, speaking, and thinking. Try giving some unexpected kindness to those you meet.
 
 
 
 

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January 21 – National Hugging Day

 

Today is Nat’l Hugging Day……Give someone a Hug


 
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Today, January 21st, is Nat’l Hugging Day. This day was created in 1986 by Rev. Zaborney of Caro, Michigan. Rev. Zaborney created this Holiday to help people show more emotion in public. He felt people were embarrassed to show affection in public and hoped Nat’l Hugging Day would change people’s embarasment.
 
 
You celebrate this Holiday by hugging a family member or friend, but always ask first. Hugging has mental and physical benefits as well.
 
Hugging can:

  •      Build a good immuse sytem
  •      Decrease the risk of heart disease
  •      Helps curb appetite 
  •      Cost nothing 
  •      Decreases levels of the stress hormone Cortisol in women
  •      Be essential for psychological and physical development
  •      Make you feel good

Fun Fact:

http://www.nationalhuggingday.com

  •      Recognizes the most huggable people each year
  •      You can submit a nomination for “The Most Huggable People” of the year 






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Luxurious Solid Brushed 4-Piece Sheet Set

 

Add some Style to your Bedroom Today!


 
Tanga sheets
 
Luxurious Solid Brushed 4-Piece Sheet Set

Sale Price: $99.95 $14.99
Shipping: Add to cart to see price.


 
 
Description:
The crisp, clean feeling of fresh bed linens is the perfect prescription for sweet dreams. Exceptionally breathable, these sheets feature a smooth feel and lustrous finish for a cool, comfortable night’s sleep. They’ll provide lasting vibrancy no matter how often they’re washed, and are made of 100% brushed microfiber that will stay silky soft and wrinkle free for years to come.

Microfiber is finer than silk, environmentally friendly, and can help you get a better night’s sleep. Allergens like pollen granules and dust mites can’t get entangled in the tiny microfiber strands.

Available in 4 different sizes!
 
Features:

100% Polyester
Machine washable
Microfiber material
Unique patterns and colors
Luxurious microfiber sheet set

Dimensions:

Twin: pillowcase: 20”x30”; flat sheet: 66”x96”; fitted sheet: 39”x75”
Full: pillowcase: 20”x 30”; flat sheet: 80”x96”; fitted sheet: 54”x75”
Queen: pillowcase: 20”x30”; flat sheet: 90”x97”; fitted sheet: 60”x80”
King: pillowcase: 20”x40”; flat sheet: 106”x97”; fitted sheet: 78″x80”
 
Shipping Information:

Shipping Price: Add to Cart to See Price!
Shipping Time: In transit within 5-10 business days. (more info)
Return Policy: Returns available within 30 days. (more info)
Availability: Ships to U.S. (No AK/HI, No P.O. Boxes, and No Military Addresses)
 
 
 
 

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January 16 – National Fig Newton Day

 

Buy in bulk - .77 ea.

Buy in bulk – .77 ea.

Fig Newtons, a soft crumbly crust filled with a sweet fig paste. The texture different from any other cookie.

Fig rolls were first mass-produced in 1891 by a Philadelphia baker and fig-lover Charles Roser, who in 1892 patented a machine which inserted fig paste into a cake-like dough with a characteristic chewiness. Roser named his product “Newtons”, after the local town of Newton, Massachusetts.

The Fig Newton is a Nabisco trade-marked pastry filled with fig paste. Their unusual shape is a characteristic that has been adopted by many competitors, such as the generic fig bars sold by most supermarkets.”

Everyone knows homemade cookies are better than store bought, with one exception. The Fig Newton! It’s such a unique cookie in texture, flavor and shape and trying to copy it would be a mistake.

There are actually hundreds of different varieties of figs. They vary in color, shape and size. The most popular is the purple fig followed by the white fig. Fresh figs are in season from June to October. They can be found at many farmers markets and gourmet shops. The fresh figs are costly and hard to find, not all markets and shops carry them. Although figs that are dried; can be found in the grocery stores year round.

Figs are a delicate fruit. Once purchased, they should be rinsed under cold water and refrigerated. Fresh and ripened figs can be kept for two to three days before they start to bruise and spoil. If you purchased figs that are not quite ripe they can remain at room temperature until they mature. Each fig varies as to how long it takes to ripen. They should not be too firm to the touch and not too soft either when ripe.

Figs are very nutritious too. They are a fibrous fruit containing mostly insoluble fiber. This is actually good for the intestines to help the lower digestive tract do its job. Part of the fig fiber is also soluble and when this fiber interacts with the stomach’s digestive juices will slow down digestion of food and give you the feeling of being full longer.

These delicate blossoms are a good source of iron, vitamin B6, potassium and of course fiber. They are also known to regulate fat and cholesterol absorption while promoting a good balance of blood sugar.
 
 
 

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The Hunt is on – Cont.

 

During my recent hunt I came across these discounted items for the kiddos. I choose items with a 4-5 rating and items which will get them away from video games, not that there is anything wrong with video games. I believe kids need other things to work there minds.

If anyone needs help in finding an item at a discount price please let me know and I will be more than happy to help search for it.


 
 

**NOTE: SOME OF THESE TOY ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE YEARS OLD**


 
Lego Space Moon Buggy
 
LEGO Space Moon Buggy 3365
by LEGO

List Price: $8.99
Discount Price: $5.99
You Save: $3.00 (33%)


 
 
 
 

 
Qwirkle
 
Qwirkle Board Game
by MindWare

List Price: $34.99
Discount Price: $17.95
You Save: $17.04 (49%)


 
 
 
 

 
Flip Tac Toe
 
Educational Insights Flip-Tac-Toe
by Educational Insights

List Price: $21.99
Discount Price: $12.95
You Save: $9.04 (41%)


 
 
 
 

 
Cranium
 
Cranium – with 60-card Bonus Family Pack
by Hasbro

List Price: $39.99
Discount Price: $19.95
You Save: $20.04 (50%)


 
 
 
 

 
Synonyms
 
Synonyms- The Word Game That Gets Your Mind Racing!
by Lindergaff, LLC

List Price: $29.99
Discount Price: $19.99
You Save: $10.00 (33%)


 
 
 
 

 
Baby Einstein Caterpillar
 
Baby Einstein Caterpillar and Friends Play Gym
by Baby Einstein

List Price: $59.99
Discount Price: $35.00
You Save: $24.99 (42%)


 
 
 
 

 
Memory Challenge - Super Mario
 
Super Mario Memory
by USAopoly

Price: $14.99


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Lamaze Soft Chime Garden Musical Toy
 
Baby Einstein Caterpillar and Friends Play Gym
by Baby Einstein

List Price: $27.99
Discount Price: $17.33
You Save: $10.66 (38%)


 
 
 
 

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