Silhouette Portait Fall Fabric Bundle $149.99 (September 15-30)

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You can get a great deal on a Silhouette Portrait Fall Fabric Bundle that includes the following.   All of these items are included with the Silhouette Portrait:

  • Silhouette Portrait® electronic cutting machine
  • Silhouette Studio® software
  • 50 exclusive cuttable designs
  • Power cable, USB cable
  • 8″ cutting mat
  • Cutting blade
  • $10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store
  • Basic Instruction Guide

You will also get the following with this bundle special:

  • 1 package Silhouette fabric interfacing (clean cut)
  • 1 package Silhouette fabric interfacing (sewable)
  • 1 Silhouette fabric blade

The regular retail price for all of these items is $208.96, but you can get the Silhouette Portrait Fall Fabric Bundle for only $149.99 when you use the code THRIVING at checkout.

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I absolutely LOVE my Silhouette Portrait!    It makes so many fabulous items.   Now would be a great time to pick up one of these machines because you can make so many great items for the holidays.

 

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Skinnygirl Snack Swap + $25 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

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There are so many things that can satisfy instant cravings like chocolate (my personal fave!), baked goods and chips.   Sadly after eating these types of food we don’t always feel our best.  Thanks to Skinnygirl, we can swap out your go-to snacks for indulgent Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars!

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I was able to try the Skinnygirl snack bars and they are great!   I love the flavor and the texture of them and my family thought all the flavors are delicious!

  • Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate Pretzel
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter with Sea Salt

These Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition bars are packed with protein and fiber and contain less than 200 calories each.   They make a healthful snack that tastes great!

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Skinnygirl Daily has launched the Skinnygirl Snack Swap website, which makes swapping out snacks for more healthy options easier.   It features a tool that asks you to choose your favorite snack and then personally picks healthier options to match your craving.   You can also visit the site for plenty of nutritionist-approved healthy snack recipes.    You can share your snack swap on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #sgsnackswap.

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I love chocolate covered anything, so I switched out my Chocolate Covered Pretzels with the recipe for Popcorn with Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate.  Yum!

You can save $1.00 when ordering Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars online, just use the code SNACKSWAP18 at checkout. You can follow Skinnygirl on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Win a $25 Target gift card!    One lucky Thrifty and Thriving reader will win a $25 Target gift card.   To enter the giveaway just leave a comment on this post letting me know what one of your favorite snacks is.   Super easy!

Giveaway will close on Friday, September 19 at 9 pm PST.    Good luck!

Skinnygirl provided me with the information, samples and Target gift card.  All personal thoughts are my own!

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Amazon: Rampage Women’s Boots only $14.99

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Amazon has a screamin’ deal on a Rampage Women’s Abbee Boot, it’s priced at only $14.99 (reg $49.95).  You save 69% which is awesome!   Choose from sizes 7-10.  Item ships for FREE with Amazon Prime or Super Saver Shipping.

  • Synthetic sole
  • Shaft measures approximately 11″ from arch
  • Boot opening measures approximately 15″ around

Amazon Prices can change quickly, this price was valid when posted.

Thanks Frugal Living NW!

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Amazon: Willow Tree Figurine only $13.23

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Amazon has a great deal on the Willow Tree Happiness figurine, it’s only $13.23 (reg $17.50).   Item ships for FREE with Amazon Prime or Super Saver Shipping.

  • FREE to sing, laugh, dance create
  • Figurine is 5.5″ tall
  • Willow Tree is not necessarily a likeness, it’s a way of conveying emotion
  • Artist Susan Lordi hand carves each original Willow Tree sculpture
  • Arrives in a gift box, ready for gift-giving

Amazon price can change at any time, this price was valid when posted.

Thanks Queen Bee Coupons!

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The Highlight of my Day came from a Total Stanger

Elder Austin Palmer Paris France Mission
Elder Lattin & Elder Palmer serving in Paris, France

I have mentioned that my son Austin is currently serving a mission for  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Paris, France. When these young men serve a mission they serve for 2 years and they pay their own way. While they are serving they do not have direct contact with their family members via phone (this is so they can concentrate on serving and not worry about troubles at home). There are 2 time a year when they get to call home, those days are Christmas and Mother’s Day (which are my 2 favorite days of the year!).

So, while I know my son is out serving, doing good, learning and growing close to Heavenly Father it’s not always the easiest thing for a Mom not being able to talk with her son. We do get to email once a week and that day I receive the email is my favorite day of the week. It’s so neat to hear about all he is experiencing, I love those letters with all my heart!

My husband received a text with the photo above from a name he didn’t recognize. The photo is of our son Austin (Elder Palmer) and his companion Elder Lattin (my son is on the right). The photo was taken today!! It made me smile to see my son happy and healthy! This sweet lady was vacationing in France and she spotted these two missionaries. She recently had a son and daughter serve a mission so she is aware how great it is to receive photos of our kids that are serving. She took their photo and asked them for the cell phone numbers of their parents and then she texted the photo to us. Sweetest and thoughtful thing ever!

It’s amazing how something so small can make someone’s day. I will forever be grateful to this lady who thought about my feelings even though she doesn’t know me. I hope we all can brighten someone’s day today, it doesn’t have to be anything big, even a smile helps! Have a great day…I know I will!

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10 FREE Kindle Books

Here are the 10 FREE Kindle books I found to share with you today. Make sure you check back on Friday when I share even more FREE books.

Please keep in mind, these books were FREE when I posted them, you will need to make sure the price is still $0.00 when you go to download the book! Amazon prices can change at any time (and often do)!

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Deceptive Cadence: The Virtuosic Spy – Book One (Suspense/Adventure)
(print list price $15.99)

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Juliette and the Monday ManDates: The Gustafson Girls Book 1
(digital list price $3.99)

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Veiled (Veiled Series Book 1)
(print list price $10.00)

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The Edge Of Darkness (Darkness Duet Book 1)
(digital list price $3.99)

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Into the Fire (Vigilante Justice #1)
(digital list price $3.99)

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Long Time Coming
(print list price $12.99)

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Fun Loving You: Enjoying Your Marriage in the Midst of the Grind
(print list price $14.99)

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Household DIY: Do It Yourself!
(print list price $9.97)

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The Gift of the Ladybug
(print list price $10.99)

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The Book in the Attic (Celia’s Journey, Book 1)
(print list price $10.99)

These books can be downloaded and read on your Kindle or Kindle Fire.    Don’t have a Kindle?  You can download the Kindle App and read the books on your PC, Blackberry, Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

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Disneyland: Anabella Hotel on Groupon

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Do you have a trip to Disneyland planned? You can get a nice rate on a hotel close to Disneyland. The Anabella Hotel in Anaheim near Disneyland is currently on Groupon!   You can get rates as low as $109 a night and it includes a $25 restaurant credit and parking at the hotel.

  • Stay for two in a Bella Rey king room (starts at $109)
  • Stay for up to four in a Mission suite or premiere king/double room (starts at $119)

This is what Groupon has to say about the hotel: “The Anabella Hotel offers a quiet respite from the bustle of Disneyland™ California Adventure Park and the Anaheim Convention Center, as both are located just a short walk from the hotel. The mission-style boutique hotel sits on seven acres of landscaped grounds. Here you can cool off at one of two pools.”

Disneyland Trip and Tips

Make sure you check out the details and tips from our most recent family trip to Disneyland.

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