Blackberry Cobbler (It’s so much easier than pie!)

Blackberry Cobbler

I love August in the Pacific Northwest for so many reasons, but one of the reasons at the top of my list is all of the FREE blackberries.  We are so blessed to have blackberries growing wild, I try and pick them a few times a week to get a nice stock pile of berries.   It is so nice to have blackberries in the freezer ready for baking.   One of our family faves is Blackberry Cobbler, its super easy to make and takes less time than a pie.

Ingredients Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler

  • 6 cups of fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water

In 9×9 glass dish add fresh or frozen black berries.

Drizzle over blackberries

In small bowl add white sugar, cornstarch, water and lemon juice, mix together and drizzle over the blackberries

Make cobbler topping

For topping: in bowl add flour, brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon,  cut in butter and blend with pastry cutter or fork.

Sprinkle topping over berries and bake

Sprinkle topping over berries and bake at 375 for 30 minutes.  Let cool and serve with vanilla ice cream.   Yum!

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Gymboree: FREE Shipping (no minimum)

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Today only, score FREE shipping on any size order (no minimum) at Gymboree.  Plus, they have tons of new markdowns starting at just $5, we spotted some amazing deals with savings up to 75% off!

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Gymboree is having a great sale on all their new fall styles.  You will find tees, pants,  dresses and more priced at $5, $10, $15 and $20.  Don’t forget, you can stack a 20% off coupon from a magazine like Family Fun on top of these discounted prices to save even more!

Here are few deals we spotted:

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Denim Dot Skirt
$9.99 (reg $29.95)   SAVE 66%

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Swing For The Fences Tee
$5.00 (reg $18.95)   SAVE 74%

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Painted Stripe Ruffle Tee
$5.00 (reg $21.95)   SAVE 77%

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Capri Leggings
$6.99 (reg $16.95)   SAVE 59%

FREE shipping offer at Gymboree is valid today (8/20) only.

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Year Subscription to American Girl Magazine $16.96

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Nice deal on American Girl magazine, it’s on sale for only $19.95.  To make this deal ever sweeter use code 15SS0831 at checkout to take an extra 15% off, which will drop your final price down to just $16.96.  There are no auto renewals with this deal.  Offer expires 8/20 at 8:59 PST.

American Girl is an appropriate, entertaining, and informative magazine for girls over 8 years old and is a great alternative to more traditional teen magazines.  Each issue of American Girl magazine includes craft ideas, puzzles, contests, advice, games, and other fun activities and articles.  American Girl is a great preteen magazine that they can turn to for fun party ideas like back-to-school sleepovers or crafting ideas they can use to decorate their rooms in unique and colorful ways.  Many parents like the fact that the magazine doesn’t put too much focus on boys, makeup, and other more subjects to which girls are often overexposed.  In addition to all of the fun information packed into each issue of American Girl the magazine also contains useful articles that can help girls deal with everyday problems they may face, such as how to handle relationship issues with friends. Each issue celebrates girls’ creativity, self-expression, and independence and fosters a sense of confidence in its readers.

Make sure to confirm the price before finalizing your order.  Please note daily deals may change at any time.

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Fun Snack Ideas with California Raisins

Fun Snack Ideas with California Raisins

School is just around the corner,  and at our house the minute the kids come home from school they are immediately looking for something to eat.  I try and have fun healthy snacks around to keep them from eating junk food.   California Raisins are an all-natural, dried-by-the-sun fruit you can feel good about offering as an after-school snack.

California Raisins are a great choice for wholesome, healthy, on-the-go snacking. Here are some snack ideas that are a hit at our house.

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It’s fun to make shapes with healthy snacks. Here I took apple slices, carrots, celery and raisins to make a cute butterfly perfect for snacking. I haven’t met a kids who doesn’t love fun food!

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Spread crackers with Nutella and add California Raisins in the shape of numbers or letters to make the snacks fun.  With this snack my son is eating and learning!

Classic Ants on a Log - Celery, Peanut Butter and Raisins

This is a classic snack that just never gets old…Ants on a Log.  Celery, peanut butter and raisins.  My twelve year old can’t get enough of this delicious crunchy snack.

Apple & Banana Slices with peanut butter, oats and raisins

Again can’t go wrong with peanut butter in our house.   Here I served sliced apples with peanut butter and sprinkled with rolled oats and raisins. I also did the same with sliced bananas by adding peanut butter, oats and raisins.

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My kids seriously love these snacks! Heathly and happy kids make for a very happy mom!

Homemade Trail Mix Bars - great for snacks or a quick breakfast

These trail mix bars make a great snack or a very quick breakfast on those mornings where you may have gotten a late start (Yah, that NEVER happens at our house – wink wink!).   I usually make a double batch of these tasty treats because they never seem to last long at our house.

Trail Mix Bars:

  • 2 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Melted Butter
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1 cup Sliced Almonds
  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Flakes
  • 1/2 cup Mini Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

In bowl combined all dry ingredients.   In a separate bowl,  melt butter and add honey, stir together.  Drizzle butter and honey over dry mixture and toss with a fork.  Press onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper ( about 1 inch thick).   Bake at 325 for 10-15 min.  Cut and Enjoy!

Visit www.loveyourraisins.com for more information about California Raisins and find them on Facebook at facebook.com/californiaraisins where you can sign up to receive a California Raisins prize pack!  Limited supply; while quantities last.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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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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Slow Dance in Purgatory (Purgatory Series Book 1)
(print list price $14.99)
I haven’t read this one yet, but I love this author – I picked this one up for myself!

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The MacKinnon’s Bride (The Highland Brides Book 1)
(print list price $13.99)

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Quail Crossings
(print list price $12.95)

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Five Days in May
(print list price $14.99)

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The Book of Deacon
(print list price $12.99)

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Closure: Jack Randall #1
(print list price $16.50)

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Turnaround at Home: Giving a Stronger Spiritual Legacy Than You Received
(print list price $14.99)

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Creative Teaching Methods
(print list price $24.99)

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The Abundant Mama’s Guide to Savoring Slow
(digital list price $9.99)

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Alex Goes To School!
(digital list price $1.99)

 

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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Kohl’s: $10 off $30 Juniors Apparel & Accessories + Extra 20% off

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Stack the following codes TRENDING10 to get $10 off $30 purchase on juniors apparel & accessories and code GIFT2U20 to get an extra 20% off at Kohls.com to score some sweet savings.  If you prefer to shop in-store, simply print the coupon for $10 off $30 juniors apparel & accessories and bring this with you, this offer is valid through 8/27.  The extra 20% off offer is valid online only through today, August 19th.

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Make sure to have a peek at their clearance section where you’ll find super deals up to 80% off.  Plus, you can now redeem your Kohl’s Cash through August 24, in store, online & at the kiosk.  Shipping is FREE on orders of $75 or more.

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Amazon: Scotch Laminator $17.99 + Great Deals on Laminating Pouches

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Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day is a Scotch Thermal Laminator for only $17.99.    You can also pick up some great deals on the Scotch Laminating Pouches for as low as $3.09 a pack.   Items ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping or Amazon Prime.

Product features:

  • Laminates items up to 9 inches wide
  • Two roller system with two temperature settings
  • The TL901 is designed to be used in a home or small office environment.We recommend only using the machine on 120V, 60Hz.
  • Will laminate pouches up to 5 mil thick
  • Two 9.4″ x 11″ laminating pouches included

Price valid today (8/19) only while supplies last.

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The Children’s Place: FREE Shipping + Extra 30% off Everything

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Today only, The Children’s Place is offering FREE shipping on any size order (no minimum).  To make this deal even sweeter, you can save an EXTRA 30% off everything, including clearance with code 30BUY3 at checkout.  We spotted super deals on tees, shorts, skirts, denim & more.

Here are a few highlights:

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Floral hanky hem skirt $13.99 (reg $19.95)
Save 30% with code 30BUY3 (-$4.20)
Final Price = $9.79 each

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Sporty tee $5.60 (reg $14.95)
Save 30% with code 30BUY3 (-$1.68)
Final Price = $3.92 each

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Matchables print tank top $2.99 (reg $9.95)
Save 30% with code 30BUY3 (-$.90)
Final Price = $2.09 each

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Bootcut jeans – dustbowl $10.00 (reg $19.95)
Save 30% with code 30BUY3 (-$3.00)
Final Price = $7.00 each

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Plus, now through September 1, on every transaction of $20 or more, you’ll receive $10 PLACE Cash to use toward your next purchase of $20 or more.

The Children’s Place FREE shipping offer is valid today (8/18) only.

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