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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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How to Save Money at Target

 
 

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****THOUGHT YOU MIGHT APPRECIATE SOME MONEY SAVING HELP****


 

There’s a science to shopping at Target. Here’s how to get the best bargains. (Photo: Thinkstock & Yahoo.com)

Between back-to-school sales and everyday bargains, Target is an all-purpose shopping destination for plenty of people. But there’s a science to shopping at Target, and these tips and tricks can help you save even more money.
 
Just because something is on clearance at Target doesn’t necessarily mean that’s as low as the price will go. There’s a lot of information to be found on those little red clearance stickers that can help you determine if it’s the best deal you can get. In the bottom-left corner of the tag is the item’s original price. In the bottom-right corner is the current sale price. And in the top-right corner is the percentage off. Regular prices at Target always end in a “9,” savvy shoppers have noted, but clearance items can be priced at 15 percent, 30 percent, 70 percent, 75 percent, or even 90 percent off.

Learn to decipher Target’s clearance price tags to get even better bargains. (Photo: Property of Yahoo.com)

Food, furniture, and electronics generally don’t drop by more than 15 percent, some savvy shoppers point out, but holiday items may end up 90 percent off at the end of the season. The key is to check if the price ends in a “4.”

“If the price on the sticker ends in an ‘8,’ it will be marked down again,” says Kelly at FaithfulProvisions.com. “If it ends in a ‘4,’ that’s the lowest it will be. So if you see a price ending in a ‘4’ at 50 percent off, you might want to grab it now, because it’s not going to get any cheaper.”

Target has a team of employees who focus on marking down merchandise, and certain departments get marked down on certain days, several frugal bloggers have noted. According to TargetSavers.com, Clippergirl.com, and others, the general Target markdown schedule is:

Monday: Children’s clothing, baby items, electronics, and office supplies/gift wrap/stationary.
Tuesday: Women’s clothing, home decor and domestic items

Wednesday: Men’s clothing, toys, food, health and beauty, garden items
Thursday: Housewares, lingerie, shoes, sporting goods, luggage

Friday: Cosmetics, jewelry, hardware, automotive, and home improvement

Ask a Target associate what the markdown schedule is for your local store, since schedules — and prices — may vary by location. “In addition to knowing the day of the week, it’s important to know that they mark things down to the next level every two weeks,” writes Kelly at Faithful Provisions. “So, if you’re watching an item and see it was just marked down 50 percent, come back the same day in another two weeks and you should find it at 75 percent off.”

Be warned, though: If you hold out for that better discount, the item may be sold out when you come back. And if the item was purchased online but returned to a store, it might be the only one of its kind in the place — and it will be priced to sell.

“The best deals you will find at Target are returned online-only items,” wrote Reddit user “goldenglove2,” a former Target employee. “Most of the time they go straight to 90 percent off because there is no place for them on the planogram.”

Those deeply discounted items often end up on the end caps of rarely trafficked aisles, several Target fans have pointed out, and though they’re clearly labeled “Clearance,” the items aren’t necessarily in any kind of order.

“At our store we literally close our eyes and toss,” Target employee “santisanti” confessed on Reddit.

If you’re shopping for toys, it’s best to stock up in January, when stores make room for spring and summer stock, and in late July or early August, when the fall and winter toys come in. Holiday merchandise tends to get marked down quickly once the big day has passed; experts call it “the 3-3-2 rule.” The first three days after the holiday, items are 50 percent off. For the next three days, they’re 75 percent off. For two days after that, they’re 90 percent off and, after that, whatever is left goes to Goodwill.

If you don’t have the time to track clearance prices, you can still minimize your bill in other ways:

Sign up for a Target Red Card. You can save 5 percent every time you use it, and if you prefer to shop online at Target.com the Red Card will get you free shipping.

Watch for the Daily Deal. Keep track of Target’s Daily Deal offerings — up to five items at a bargain price plus free shipping.

Bring your own bags. Most Target stores will give you 5 cents off for every bag you use, according to Quizzle.

Clip (or print) coupons. Target offers plenty of store coupons on their website and through their mobile coupon program, and you can use them in conjunction with the manufacturer’s coupons you find online or clip from your local newspaper; maximize your savings by using them on trial-size items when you can. Also: The store sometimes prints high-value coupons at the bottom of your receipt, so check them before you toss them.

Keep your receipt. Target will match prices in a competitor’s printed ad as long as the product has the same brand name and model number and the ad is from within seven days of your purchase. They won’t match prices from Target.com or other online retailers, but if they put the same item on sale less than a week after you buy it, they’ll give you back the difference.

Sign up for the Birthday Club. If you sign your kids up for Target’s Birthday Club,” they’ll get a special birthday offer every year (About.com says that offer is a coupon for $5 off any $50 purchase.)
 
 
 

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Source:
How to Save Money at Target (yahoo.com)
 
 
 

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Gold Box: New Deals. Every Day.

 

 
If you are looking for good Amazon deals and bargains, Gold Box is the place to come. They are your online one-stop shop for savings and specials on our products. Need a last-minute gift for your spouse, grandmother, or co-worker? You can find great deals from Amazon’s Gold Box regardless of whether you are looking for items for yourself or your family and friends.

The Deal of the Day features hand-picked daily deals with low prices on top electronic products, video games, tools, items for your kitchen and home, sporting goods, computer software, and more. Every day you will see the Gold Box Lightning Deals displaying limited-time deals at great prices; make sure you buy quickly because these deals will go away fast. The Best Deals include hundreds of items throughout Amazon to pique your interest for savings on HDTVs; movies or TV shows; fashion items like clothing, jewelry, and watches; toys; and magazines.

Gold Box is Amazon’s headquarters for great deals and specials; browse, shop, and save today. Come back often as our deals update daily.
 
 
 

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August 15 – National Relaxation Day

 

Sit back, put your feet up and relax. Today is “National Relaxation Day“.

Today is a day to rest your mind, a day for dreaming, and a day for doing absolutely nothing. Avoid all stressful activities today. Let your body heal rest and relax.

Americans are busier than ever – be it with work or family,” Jan Swartz said, Princess Cruise’s executive vice-president. “The overwhelming support for an official, nationally recognized day of relaxation demonstrates that we need reminders – and in some cases, permission – to simply relax and escape from our everyday routine.”
 
 
 

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June 8 – World Oceans Day

 

Today is World Oceans Day, a chance to celebrate all things marine!

 

The Ocean Project and The World Ocean Network coordinate World Oceans Day.

 
 

 
 
This day encourages all of us to consider everything that the oceans provide us with – from oxygen to climate regulation, food to pharmaceuticals and of course.
 
World Oceans Day encouragement is geared towards protection of this valuable environment, especially in these challenging times when factors like climate change, plastic waste, and environmental disasters all threaten to damage our oceans beyond repair.
 
Each year, World Oceans Day takes on a different theme. This years theme is “Youth: the Next Wave for Change, 2011 & 2012”, the idea being to inspire young people around the world to care for the marine environment, as the future of ocean conservation is in their hands.
 
There are ways to get involved, whether you want to get together with friends or colleagues to organize an aquatic clean up, take the Seven C’s Pledge to reduce your environmental impact, or simply host your own celebration of the seas.
 
If you need ideas for a celebration, the World Oceans Day website has plenty of suggestions as well as a list of organized events around the globe, as they say, there’s an “ocean of opportunities” to help and celebrate!
 
 
 

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May 1 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes

 
A Picture of Peace
 
 
There once was a King who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The King looked at all the pictures, but there were only two he really liked and he had to choose between them.

One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror, for peaceful towering mountains were all around it. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace.

The other picture had mountains too. But these were rugged and bare. Above was an angry sky from which rain fell and in which lightening played. Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall. This did not look peaceful at all. But when the King looked, he saw behind the waterfall a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock. In the bush a mother bird had built her nest. There, in the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest… perfect peace.

Which picture do you think won the prize?

The King chose the second picture. Do you know why? “Because,” explained the King, “peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart. That is the real meaning of peace.”
 
 
 

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No Housework Day

April 7 is No Housework Day, my favorite day. Now this is an idea that I think we can all get behind! Even you compulsive cleaners can take a break. (Really! It’s OK, I won’t judge!)
It seems that no matter how often I dust and vacuum, my house is still full of dust. No matter how many times I wash the dirty clothes and dishes they still pile up. No matter how many times I tidy up every horizontal surface in my house picks up stacks of magazines, papers, receipts and junk.

No Housework Day is a perfect day to go play or just relax and do nothing. Find a quite room to enjoy some music or the TV. Make a date with old friends you haven’t seen for a while.

Relax! The dishes will still be there tomorrow!
 
 
 
 

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