Friday, December 23, 2016

Free Friday Download 12/23 and Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

This week's FREE Friday download at Kroger is:

Free Kraft Ranch Dressing - any variety (16 oz)

It's perfect timing as I always make buffalo chicken dip to take to Christmas parties.  Recipe below.

Buffalo Chicken Dip
2 - 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup ranch dressing
3/4 cup red hot sauce
10 oz chicken, I just boil a two breasts then chop (or equivalent rotisserie or freshly-cooked, chopped chicken)
Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Fritos Scoops

Mix cream cheese, hot sauce and ranch with hand blender.  Stir in chicken and 1/2 cup of cheese.  Transfer to baking dish.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.  Take out and top with cheese.  Return to oven until cheese is melted (normally 10-15 minutes).  Serve with Fritos.

That's the party version.

When I make at home I add more hot sauce and a good amount of cayenne pepper as my husband and I love spice.  And sometimes I even omit chicken when I'm feeling lazy (trust me it's just as good, my husband actually prefers it that way).

Adapted from recipe here:

Friday, December 16, 2016

Kroger's 25 Merry Days and Free Friday Download

Today's 25 Merry Days coupons!

ny flavor 15.25 oz

Save $1.00 on Mist TWST - Mist TWST or Mist Cranberry 2L
Save $1.75 on Country Crock® - 45 oz. size

Load to card HERE

This week's FREE Friday Download!  Haven't heard of these before, but I am excited to try them.

Free Arnott's Tim Tam Cookies - any variety (6.2-7.0 oz) 

Load to card HERE

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Ebates - Free $10 Gift Card

I don't know about you, but for the holidays I'm doing most of my shopping online. I hate trying to find a parking spot and waiting in lines. So why not earn cash back on purchases you'll be making anyways, right?  I am obsessed with Ebates; it's as simple as browsing their site for current cash back offers, following a link to where you want to shop, and earning $ on your purchases! They also have great coupon codes.

Plus if you sign up using the link below you can earn $10 after your first purchase!

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

And if you do still want to shop in store, they also have certain retailers where you can earn $ on in-store purchases by linking your credit card.

Some of my favorites(with their current cash back %s, which may change):  

Macy's -  currently 8% cash back plus 20% off when you used the code GIFT through 12/15
Groupon - 6% cash back
Etsy - 1% cash back
Sephora - 4% cash back

So what are you waiting for?!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kroger's 25 Merry Days - Free 7UP

Today's digital coupons from Kroger's 25 Merry days page:

FREE 7UP 2 liter
$0.75 off Progresso Broth
$1.50 off Home Sense Textured Plastic Cups
Save $5 when you buy two Burger King gift cards

They also have some great recipes using the 7UP and Progresso broth.

Link below with recipes and to add the coupons to your Kroger Plus card.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Free Sample Round Up December 11, 2016

There's nothing I love more than getting something for free!  Below are places currently offering free product samples.

Shea Mouisture Shampoo 


Playtex Sport

Nivea Men


Premama Vitamins

Arm and Hammer Truly Radiant Toothpaste


Purina One Cat Food

Would love to hear of any free samples you've come across!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Petsmart Free Holiday Events

Petsmart is having a couple of cool holiday events the next few weekends!

This weekend, Dec 10 & 11, from 2-4PM get a free photo with Santa!  I'm not quite sure what to expect, but definitely plan to check it out.

They also have a Creatures are Stirring event where you can get a free coloring book, make a guinea pig ornament(say what?!) and get a special $10 coupon.  It's Dec 17 & 18 from 12-4PM.

Check out Petsmart's website for your local store's event page and all the details.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Cincinnati Zoo Festival of Lights Ticket Discounts

Cincinnati Zoo's PNC Festival of Lights is going on now through January 1, 2017.

It features 2.5 million LED lights, light show on Swan lake, Santa visits and much more!

Regular Admission at gate:
$18 for adults
$13 for children
Children under 2 are free

December 5-7 after 5PM the Zoo is having Skyline half price nights!  You can purchase tickets on the Zoo's website ( or at your local Skyline (link: Skyline Location Locator).

But don't worry if you can't make it in the next 3 days, you can still save!

If you purchase tickets online through the Zoo's website or at your local Kroger, you can save $2 off adult admission and $1 off children.
$16 for adults
$12 for children

And AAA Members can save even more, but you do have to order through AAA and they are delivered by USPS versus being able to print.
$13.25 for adults
$10.50 for children

Have you been yet this year?  Would love you hear your thoughts!

Monday, May 30, 2016

My Go-To Moisturizer

Josie Maran Argan Oil Light.  I have oily skin, so I never thought I would put additional oil on my face, but during the winter my skin got so dry nothing helped.  I saw reviews of oils and decided to try.  It worked wonders.  I absolutely love it.   Highlights below.


What's your go-to moisturizer?


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Free Adult Coloring Printable

After seeing a post of an adult coloring book on Instagram a few weeks ago I decided to start coloring again!  I had forgotten how much I love it and find it so relaxing.  Since then I have been searching for the perfect coloring book, but thus far have not been able to find one that's just right.  Although they are beautiful, all of the adult ones are super intricate with teeny tiny shapes and I find these anything but calming.  On the other hand, all of the kid's coloring books have huge spaces that would take days to color in.  So I decided to create one that's simple and calming!  You can download it below.  Would love to hear your feedback and if you have a coloring book you love.

Free Coloring Printable

Download the free adulating coloring printable HERE.