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19 Oct 2018   ·   0

Natural & Organic Coupons & Deals

Here are the best natural & organic deals with thanks to Andrea from for compiling them:

Top Coupons to Print: Check out this month’s healthy and organic coupons. This week’s favorites are Odwalla, Seventh Generation, and Gerber Organic. Head over to the to start saving.

Costco: Check out this month’s .

Target: Score boxes of .

Nutiva: Best selling . If you think you don’t like the taste of coconut oil, give refined a try! It is meant to be neutral tasting.

CLIF Bars: Snag !

Stretch Island Fruit: Looking for easy and inexpensive real food snacks? Grab .

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Andrea Green of The Natural Green Mom wants to help you create a happy, healthy and safe home for your family. What if you could make a better future for your family by eating nourishing, real foods and using non-toxic products while still maintaining your budget? Natural Green Mom offers ways to , helps with real food meal prep, does the for you, and shows you how to .

18 Oct 2018   ·   13

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze

Make some room in your freezer because after you read this list of 10 things you didn’t know you could freeze, your life—or at least your refrigerator and your grocery budget—is about to change for the better!

I’ve been freezer cooking for years and I’ve experimented with freezing just about anything I can. Some were major fails, but I’ve discovered that you can actually freeze a wider variety of items than you probably realize!

I decided to put together this list of 10 out-of-the-ordinary things you can freeze. I’ve tried all of these and they have all worked for me! Just follow the links below to find the freezer tutorial for each item.

Here’s my list of 10 things you probably didn’t know you could freeze…

1. Cottage Cheese

Frozen cottage cheese doesn’t taste great plain once it is thawed, due to it being a little watery. But I love freezing cottage cheese to use later in my smoothies. It works perfectly!

I usually like to divide the containers into smaller bags so I can just thaw out a little bit at a time as needed. This also allows me to freeze them flat in plastic bags to save space in my freezer!

2. Taco Meat

Taco meat is one of my favorite things to make during a freezer cooking session. You can whip up a huge batch of taco meat at one time, and it’s SO versatile!

Taco meat can be used in all kinds of different recipes and it thaws really quickly, so it makes for a great last-minute dinner idea if you forgot to pull something out from the freezer earlier in the day.

Go here to see how I like to freeze taco meat, some of the frugal ways I stretch it to feed more people, and some of our family’s favorite recipes!

3. Milk

I’m often able to find organic milk on clearance that’s close to the expiration date. We use what we can until the expiration date and then I freeze the rest. By buying it on clearance, we’re able to buy higher quality milk without spending a fortune to do so.

While I don’t recommended using frozen and then thawed milk for drinking (due to the changes in consistency and flavor), I do freeze milk frequently for all kinds of other uses! For example, it works beautifully in pancakes, waffles, french toast, or other baked goods.

I’ve never had a problem freezing it in a cardboard container. It will expand some when it freezes, so you might want to drink or use a half cup or so before freezing. But otherwise, just stick the milk in the freezer in the paper carton!

When you’re ready to use it, you can thaw it in the refrigerator overnight. Or, you can stick the carton in a sink full of cold water for 15 or 20 minutes.

4. Waffles

While I know that some people like pancakes and waffles fresh, I’ve found it’s so much more convenient to make a big batch of waffles and then freeze them for breakfasts later in the month!

This is one way we make sure we have filling, healthy breakfasts on busy mornings. We love trying different varieties and mix-ins, such as Carrot Cake WafflesPumpkin Chocolate Chip Waffles, Gluten-Free Waffles, or even Red, White, & Blue Waffles!

5. Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches

I first happened upon the idea of freezing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches when Jesse was in law school and we were eating a LOT of PB&J.

While it doesn’t really take that long to make PB&J, it can still help speed things up a bit when your time is really crunched in the morning. Plus, it’s nice to have sandwiches at the ready if you end up needing to go somewhere unexpectedly and no one has eaten any lunch yet.

6. Pizza, Cookie, and Biscuit Dough

Our family loves homemade breads, and one of the easiest ways to speed up the process of bread-making is to make the dough when you have time and freeze it to bake later!

There are all kinds of different doughs I’ve experimented with freezing, but these 3 recipes are my favorite: Pizza Dough, Cookie Dough, and Biscuit Dough.

This pizza dough recipe has been my go-to recipe for years. Keep it on hand and pizza night will be a breeze.

Even if you’re not a fan of most freezer meals, I encourage you to try making cookie dough and freeze it! I can almost guarantee you won’t be able to tell a difference between frozen cookie dough and fresh cookie dough.

It makes it so easy to make a batch of fresh-baked cookies when you have drop-in guests or need to bring a dessert or snack to some event at the last minute. It’s also very handy for those times when you get a late-night craving for chocolate! 😉

These chocolate chip cookies are SO good and the dough freezes beautifully!

This biscuit recipe is quick, easy, inexpensive, and so practical! Say goodbye forever to canned biscuits with this winner recipe — especially when you freeze the dough ahead of time to make it even easier.

Freeze fresh herbs with this quick and easy method!! They'll never go to waste again!

7. Fresh Herbs

This a super simple way to preserve fresh herbs so that they don’t go to waste before you have a chance to use them! Frozen herbs work especially well in sauces, stews, and soups.

8. Avocados

I decided to try freezing avocados when I found clearance bags of avocados for just $0.99 at Kroger. I couldn’t pass up that price, so I bought 6 bags and was determined to not let them go to waste once I got them home!

It was a little hesitant to try freezing avocados… and I honestly didn’t love how they turned out when I thawed them. However, I have heard from many readers who have had great success with freezing avocados. I froze mine with salsa and lime juice since that’s the way I love to eat my avocado. You could experiment with all kinds of different seasonings and flavoring, though. (And if you’ve found a great trick for freezing avocados, let us know!)

9. Onions

I really do not enjoy chopping up onions (does anyone?), but I do love how they taste in recipes, so I often chop them in bulk and freeze them for later use. It’s such a time-saver!

10. Cooked Beans

Dried beans are much more economical than canned beans. Unfortunately, since they need to be soaked and softened, they can be inconvenient to prepare them on the same night you want to use them in a recipe.

Freezing them ahead of time is a huge time-saver — especially if you freeze a bunch of different types in bulk at one time!

Looking for more ideas?

Be sure to check out this post for a list of 15 more surprising things you can freeze!

Enjoy experimenting with some of these freezer-friendly foods on this list, and you’re sure to see a reduction in food waste and an increase in the amount of money you save!

What crazy food items do you like to freeze? I’d love to hear your tips in the comments below!

18 Oct 2018   ·   2

Last chance: Get 4 Weeks to a More Productive Life + 380 bonus printables for just $18!

Just a reminder that the price goes up to $20 on this bundle at midnight tonight. If you haven’t had a chance to grab yours yet, it’s your last chance to get it for just $18!

I’m so excited about this special offer! Through Thursday, October 18, 2018, you can  as part of the All Things Holiday Bundle from The Dating Divas!

But hurry — . After, the price goes up to $20 on Friday and Saturday and then this All Things Holiday Bundle is gone forever!

What is the All Things Holiday Bundle?

The  is a printable bundle of goodies compiled by The Dating Divas and has just about everything you need for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years! It has resources from 15 different bloggers and I think you are going to LOVE it.

This bundle has ! Altogether, it’s a $200 value — and you can get it for just $18 if you purchase today! The printables include holiday decor, countdowns, activities, planners, gift ideas, and MORE!

What is 4 Weeks to a More Productive Life?

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it is easy to mistake busyness for productivity.

In 4 Weeks to a More Productive Life, I help you systematically break down the most common barriers keeping you from really improving your productivity and help you put in place proven, effective strategies to help you accomplish more while stressing less.

This program will give you the tools and cheerleading you need to:

  • Stop the excuses and get up and change your life — one baby step at a time.
  • Get hands-on help to know what you need to do over a 4-week period to start doing less and getting more done.
  • AND have time, energy, and breathing room to invest your time and life into the people you love and the things you are passionate about.

When you sign up for 4 Weeks to a More Productive Life, you’ll get:

  • Lifetime access to 4 30-minute pre-recorded coaching sessions with me! 
  • Weekly lessons with tips, strategies, and additional resources and encouragement to go along with that week’s coaching video!
  • Hands-on projects to complete each week to practically apply what you are learning!

What Else Do You Get In Addition to 4 Weeks to a More Productive Life?

  • 4-Pack Fall Printable Art – by Lolly Jane
  • Christ-Centered Christmas Countdown – by The Dating Divas
  • Holiday Manager Printable Pack – by Simple & Practical Life
  • Printable Christmas Planner -by Carrie Elle
  • Winter eBook – by HowDoesShe
  • Gift Tracker Printable Pack – by Thirty Handmade Days
  • Digital Coupon – from Autumn Blooms
  • Printable DIY Christmas Nativity – by Somewhat Simple
  • Merry and Bright Christmas Gift Tags – by Little Miss Missy
  • Christmas & Gingerbread Ornament and Favor Box – by Little Paper Racoon
  • Kids Christmas Coupons Stocking Stuffer – by While He Was Napping
  • Christmas Morning Fun Zone – by Chicken Scratch N Sniff
  • Personalized Boot Stocking – by The Santa Boot Company
  • 5 Holiday Themed Prints and Place Cards – by Our Happily Ever After
  • The Ultimate Goal Setting Planner – by Fulfilling Your Vows
  • Frame Your Year, Interchangeable Holiday Prints – Nichelle Lora Designs
  • Celebrate the Seasons Holiday Cookbook – by Ashley Fresh Fix
  • Our Kind of Christmas Printable Posters – by More Than Adventures

How Much Does It Cost?

All together, you get over 380 pages of printables PLUS you get access to my 4 Weeks to a More Productive Life program when you by Saturday evening. All for just one tiny price! And the sooner you act, the better the price!

After that, the deal is gone forever.

So what are you waiting for?  and not only set yourself up for a more organized holiday season, but also give yourself the tools to be more productive and effective in 2019!

Please note: When you purchase, you’ll receive your invoice and download details from The Dating Divas.
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18 Oct 2018   ·   0

Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom (Pack of 4) only $9.36 shipped!

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Amazon has this when you clip the 20% off e-coupon and checkout through Subscribe & Save!

That’s like paying only $2.34 per container which is a great price!

Note: For Subscribe & Save items, you can go into your Amazon account and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders after your first shipment.

Thanks, !

18 Oct 2018   ·   1

Fall Graphic Tees only $15.99 shipped!

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Jane has these right now!

From being blessed and grateful to everything pumpkin, these tees have you covered!

Choose from 15 different designs.

18 Oct 2018   ·   0

LEGO Disney Princess Elsa’s Market Adventure Building Kit for just $15.25!

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Amazon has this right now — the LOWEST price on record! This is a great one to buy now at this low price and put it away for Christmas.

You can also get the !

to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, !

18 Oct 2018   ·   0

Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker for just $79 shipped!

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Amazon just dropped the price on this !

Looks like the Silver/Plum color in size small is the only one available at this price.

to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

18 Oct 2018   ·   0

Black Forest Medley Juicy Center Fruit Snacks (40 count) only $4.54 shipped!

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Amazon has these when you clip the 30% off e-coupon and checkout through Subscribe & Save!

These are perfect for school lunches and snacks!

Note: Once your order ships, you can go into your Amazon account and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders.

18 Oct 2018   ·   0

The Best Freebies From This Past Week

18 Oct 2018   ·   3

Shutterfly: 10 Free Personalized Photo Cards (just pay shipping)

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Shutterfly is offering  to all customers right now. Just use coupon code JUSTFORYOU at checkout to get this deal.

You’ll have to pay shipping costs, but it’s still a great way to grab some inexpensive Christmas cards!

Valid through October 21, 2018.

Thanks, !