Friday, June 13, 2014
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Iowa had "the wettest April on record" this year, as well as a very rainy, cool May (and even snow in May!) and so far, a fairly rainy and cool June. I don't know about you but I've been exhausting my resources to find unique, enjoyable activities for the kiddos and I to do to occupy our time indoors (and a few outdoor projects!) I found my latest inspiration from Miracle-Gro's The Gro Project (be sure to visit The Gro Project as a resource to start your story!) The Gro Project showcases that garden projects should not be complicated and hard to do. They want to show a whole new class of gardeners that gardening can be simple and fun. They have created three fun garden projects that you can do alone or with your kids.
I did not have the time or resources to attempt any of the projects but I thought the toyrarium seemed most up our alley. See photo below for an idea of how your toyrarium should appear.
*Fishbowl or other glass (or plastic) container
*Your favorite succulents and cactus
*Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix
*Your kids' (or your) favorite small toys and figurines for decoration
*Small rocks or pebbles
Simply cover the bottom of the container with a small layer of rocks. Next, fill your toyrarium about 1/3 full with potting mix. Use the spoon to plant succulents and cacti in the potting mix, adding more mix to create your landscape. Set the scene with your toys. Careful not to overwater! Use a spritzer to moisten only when it becomes very dry. Don't forget to use your imagination!
Below are a few more fun ideas for containers to use for your toyrariums!
Don't forget to check out the Miracle-Gro Pinterest page as a forum for gardeners to come together to share gardening stories and Miracle-Gro online to access their expansive library of articles and videos full of expert gardening tips for beginners and professionals alike as well as online tools to help growers solve common garden problems and find the right products to help keep a healthy and beautiful garden. For indoor/container planting be sure to check out Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix and Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food and for in-ground planting, be sure to try Miracle-GroLiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advance Starter Kit.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
It's almost that time of year again. Whether you love it or dread it, back-to-school will be coming soon for our little ones (and big ones too!). Will you be ready when the big day comes? New school supplies, check. New clothes, check. Haircut, chh...wait! Did you forget? Let me help you with that!
It's time for the Haircut Coupon-a-thon! Fifteen salons at over 4,500 locations across the U.S, Canada and Puerto Rico are participating to bring you this great deal on back-to-school haircuts: $7.99-$9.99 haircut coupons ($9.99 in select markets). Coupons will be valid through 9/30/12. Below is a list of all participating salon brands:
Best Cut, BoRics, Cool Cuts for Kids (participating salons only), Famous Hair Fiesta Salons, First Choice Haircutters (U.S. participating salons only), Head Start Salons, HairMasters, Holiday Hair Island, Haircutting Co., MasterCuts, Saturday's, SmartStyle (located inside Walmart Supercenters), Style America, and TGF Hair Salon.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
It's hard to believe that summer is coming to an end. It's almost time to trade in our sprinklers, swimming pools, swim suits and flip-flops for fall jackets, new sneakers, blue jeans and a backpack. One thing that used to get me excited for the Fall season was that back-to-school means buying new shoes! I think I currently have more shoes than I have pairs of jeans. Yep, I'm a shoes girl. Now through August 18th, Famous Footwear is offering 15% off (20% off if you are a Rewards member or sign up to become a Rewards member) + buy one, get one 1/2 off! If the shoes you want are not in available in the store, you can get it delivered to your home or on www.famous.com and have them delivered to your favorite store for pick-up at no charge. This deal would make your back-to-school footwear shopping MUCH easier!
Famous Footwear offers hundreds of brand name shoes and thousands of styles at great prices. It's easy to shop for shoes in the store, as Famous Footwear is not overwhelming. You can find the shoes your kids want, at the prices you can afford..and that's a victory!
Be sure to join their rewards program for additional savings!
- Earn 1 point for every $1 you spend in-store or online
- Accumulate points to earn certificates (up to $100 a year)
- A discount just for signing up
- Other special inside discounts and perks
Don't forget to print off the BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupon and redeem it in-store between 8/2-8/18!
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Monday, December 19, 2011
Through 8:59PM EST tonight, you can head over here to register for the Dr. Oz’s Transformation Nation: Million Dollar You program and complete the ultimate health quiz. Every hour, Dr. Oz will be giving away a limited number of health gifts (a total of 8,300 prizes will be given away today!). Keep in mind that you are better off waiting until the top of the hour to enter as the prizes will be given away each hour on a first come first serve basis.
If you are a winner, you’ll be able to choose from 1 of 11 gifts…
* 1,000 Comfort Revolution Hydraluxe Gel Pillow ($69.99 value!)
* 200 Vitamix 5200 Blender ($449 value!)
* 1,000 Philosophy The Microdelivery In-home Vitamin C Peptide Peel ($65 value!)
* 1,000 Healthy Foods Yonanas Maker ($49.99 value!)
* 1,000 Dogeared Transformation Nation: Million Dollar You necklace ($80 value!)
* 1,000 Peter Thomas Roth Dr. Oz Holiday Hot List Kit ($227 value!)
* 100 Sony Tablet S – 16 GB ($499.99 value!)
* 500 BISSELL Healthy Home Vacuum® ($199 value!)
* 1,000 Nature’s Bounty Mini Softgels Premium Strength Fish Oil 1290mg – 90 count ($136 value!)
* 500 Reebok RealFlex Sneakers ($90 value!)
* 1,000 Starbucks gift cards ($50 value!)
Would you like to score a private lunch with Dr. Oz at 30 Rock?! Then head over here and complete an essay about “Why you want to transform yourself in 2012.” Essays must not exceed 300 words in length and must be submitted here no later than December 20, 2011 at 8:59 AM ET. Limit one (1) entry per person/user per household.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Wow! Here is a *HOT* new coupon for ya! Head on over to the Yes To Carrots Facebook page, “like” them, then click on the “Coupon” tab to print a high value coupon good for $3 off any one Yes To Carrots Product, valid only at Walmart locations. This is an awesome coupon to print, as it should make for FREE or better than FREE Yes to Carrots Lip Butter…
Yes To Carrots Lip Butter, C Me Smile, $2.97
Use the $3/1 coupon found here
Final cost FREE + possible overage!
(Thanks, Hot Coupons Crazy Savings!)
Lipton Pyramid or Green Tea, 20 ct. $1.77 – $1.79, Price Cut thru 12/31
Use $1.00/2 Lipton Tea Bags or Tea Mix, Target Coupon
And use 2 $1.00/1 Lipton Green or Pyramid Tea Bags
Final Price: $0.27 – $0.29 each when you buy 2
(Thanks, Totally Target!)