Amazon: Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar $15.99

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Amazon has this super cute Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar for only $15.99.  Item ships for FREE with Amazon Prime or Super Saver Shipping.

  • Magnetic Advent calendar
  • Includes magnetic wooden tree, 24 magnetic ornaments & 1 shining star for the top of tree
  • Attached wooden ornament box keeps all the pieces together
  • Holiday poem on the back encourages family communication and a festive “read-aloud” ritual
  • A hands-on way for kids to get into the Christmas spirit

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

Thanks Frugal Living NW!

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Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

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I saw this recipe for Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars over at Shugary Sweets and I knew I had to make them. I haven’t met anybody that doesn’t love a mouth-watering sugar cookie with frosting. I love that these are easier to make than actual sugar cookies, you bake them in a pan and then cut them into squares. Yummy!

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Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars – Recipe courtesy of Shugary Sweets

For the Cookies:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1 drop red food coloring (optional)
  • sprinkles, (optional)

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In mixing bowl add butter and sugar and beat on medium high while scraping sides the sides of the bowl.  Continue to mix while adding vanilla and eggs.  Next add in the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder and salt.   Continue to mix and scrape the sides of bowl and beat for another 20 seconds to make sure everything is combined well.

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Line a 15 x 10 x 1 baking sheet with foil.   On top of foil  line pan with Parchment Paper.   Using floured hands to press dough into pan.  I recommend using a  pastry roller to make nice and smooth.   Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes, until the edges begin to brown.   Remove from oven and let them cool completely.

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To make the frosting,  mix butter and vanilla on high for about two minutes until mixture becomes nice and fluffy, add salt, powdered sugar and milk.   Continue to beat for 3 minutes.  Scrape the sides of the bowl  and beat for one more minute.   If desired, add food coloring.

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Spread frosting over cooled cookies and add sprinkles.   Cut and Enjoy!

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If you need a baking sheet, check out the Rachael Ray Oven Lovin’ Non-Stick 10″ x 15″ Crispy Cookie Baking Sheet it gets great reviews!

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Gymboree: 40% off Everything + up to 80% off Markdowns

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Gymboree is having an awesome sale!  Save 40% off everything, which means you will save up to 80% off clearance items.  Great savings on their holiday lines too!

If you have a 20% off coupon from a magazine, like Parents you can use that coupon on top of these discount prices!

Here are a few highlights:

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Heart Print Dress
$11.99   (reg $36.95)   SAVE 68%

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Striped Hooded Henley
$7.79   (reg $24.95)   SAVE 69%

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Mixed Stripe Skirt
$7.79   (reg $26.95)   SAVE 71%

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Sweater Vest
$14.97   (reg $24.95)   SAVE 40%

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Geo Bow Top
$8.99   (reg $21.95)   SAVE 59%

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Tons of new markdowns with savings up to 80% off.  Be sure to have peek to see what super deals you can scoop up.  Gymboree sale is valid for a limited time while supplies last.

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Amazon: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Blu-Ray only $10.39

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Right now you can pre-order Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: 50th Anniversary on Blu-ray for only $10.39 at Amazon.  This also includes a pop-up book and a Penguins of Madagascar movie cash offer (up to $7.50 value).

Keep in mind, Amazon has a pre-order price guarantee, if the price drops before it ships you will get that lower price automatically.   This movie will be released on November 4, 2014.

This ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping or Amazon Prime.

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

Thanks Queen Bee Coupons!

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Home Depot: FREE Kids Workshop (Give and Save Bank)

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Mark your calendars!  Home Depot is hosting a FREE Kids Workshop Saturday, November 29, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Kids ranging from 5 – 12 get to build a super cute Give and Save Bank they can take home with them.

Kids will receive a FREE Kids workshop apron and a commemorative pin & certificate of achievement at the end of the workshop.

You may want to see if there are still be spots available for Home Depot’s FREE Kids workshop happening Saturday, November 1, 2014.  Kids get to build a Pallet Coaster.

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Amazon: Extra 20% off Skip Hop Items

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Super deal for those of you with little ones.  For a limited time, you can get an extra 20% off select Skip Hop items.  Simply use code SAVEONSKIP at checkout.  Choose from backpacks, lunch bags, diaper bags & more.

You can view all of the qualifying Skip Hop items at Amazon, but here are a few highlights

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Skip Hop Zoo Pack Little Kid Backpack  (Owl) $17.22 (reg $20.00)
Save 20% with code SAVEONSKIP (-$3.44)
Final Price = $13.78 each

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Skip Hop Zoo Lunchies Insulated Lunch Bags (Dinosaur) $10.95 (reg $14.00)
Save 20% with code SAVEONSKIP (-$2.19)
Final Price = $8.76 each

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Skip Hop Zoo Winter Feeding Set, Penguin $20.00
Save 20% with code SAVEONSKIP (-$4.00)
Final Price = $16.00 each

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Skip Hop Duo Deluxe, Black $41.35 (reg $58.00)
Save 20% with code SAVEONSKIP (-$8.27)
Final Price $33.08 each

Amazon prices can change at any time, these prices were valid when posted.

Thanks Queen Bee Coupons!

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