Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Savvy Shopping at Kohl's

Savvy Shopping at Kohl’s

When it comes to savvy shopping Kohl’s is one of the stores that are best known for their huge savings on big brand clothing, accessories and appliances, but there is a good chance that you don’t know about how many different ways there are to save at Kohl’s

Stack Your Kohl’s Coupons for Extreme Savings!

Most people aren’t aware that Kohls allows you to stack a percentage off coupon, like the Kohl’s20% off coupon available from Discountrue with a dollar off coupon, like a $10 off any purchase coupon.
Dollar off coupons, Kohl’s Cash and discount coupons all can be redeemed on a single order. Or you can stack a category coupon (Men’s, Juniors, Women’s) and a Total Purchase coupon for big savings!

Save by Signing Up for Email & Text Alerts

If you haven’t already then signing up for the Kohl’s Mobile Sales Alerts will automatically qualify you for a fifteen percent off coupon which can be redeemed in-store or online.
Signing up for their email alerts gets you $5 off your next in-store purchase and 10% off your next online purchase along with other percentage off coupons and updates on current discounts and sales.

Earn $5 For Every $100 You Spend!

The Yes 2 You Rewards program requires online sign up but it earns you $5 on every $100 you spend, regardless of how you pay. This reward works in addition to Kohl’s Cash so it’s bonus savings that you would be foolish to miss out on!

Use Coupons In-Store

Saving big at Kohl’sis not limited to online shopping. Every Kohl’s coupon is valid both in-store and online! You can find coupons online by looking under the ‘Today’s Deals’ section or use the Retail Me Not App to see all current and valid Kohl’s coupons.

Use Price Matching

If you find a competitors advert with a current date Kohl’s will MATCH the price of the advertised item! This only applies to in-store purchases but it can be an easy way to save on something that you really like when it’s on special at another store. When combined with Kohl’s in-store coupons this can add up to MASSIVE savings!

As you can see saving at Kohl’s is as easy as one, two, three and it is no wonder that Kohl’s is one of the largest discount retailers in the nation!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Sweet Ice Cream Pinata

Arya's second birthday is coming up soon and I'm having a full on blast planning it.  So much fun to choose a theme, an outfit, and all of the other fun stuff that go along with a little girl's birthday party.  This year's theme is...Candy Land!  So bright and colorful.  I'm all about it.

For me I really like choosing the decorations, planning the games, and creating a themed menu (that's all for me if I'm being honest, kids don't care about that stuff).  What the kids always go nuts for is the pinatas.  There's something about whacking an object with a stick until it just rains down candy upon you.  I love how excited the kids get.

However this year I'm leaning towards using not just candy to fill the pinata, you know...sticking with my new healthy lifestyle.  I'm thinking I could also put in erasers, small notepads, little toys, maybe a toothbrush.  That's why I love pinatas that don't come pre-filled because I get to decide what goes in them.

I love the pinatas from Wholesale Party Supplies, because they're bright, fun, and adorable!  I've used them for Isabella's mermaid themed 4th birthday party as well as for our kid Halloween party this past year.  Sturdy and

So in keeping with the theme of Arya's birthday, I picked out a lovely ice cream pinata that I'm sure all of the kids will go nuts for!

I mean cute is that?  I know the kids will just love it!

**I was provided with this item free of charge so that I might provide my honest opinion**

Monday, March 9, 2015

Transformation Tuesday: Bolognese Sauce

I'm a pasta girl at heart. I could eat macaroni every single night. But since my waistline has a firm opinion in the matter I've had to find ways to lighten things up.

Last week I took a family favorite, Bolognese sauce (which is a hearty meat sauce) and gave it a lighter, healthier transformation using spaghetti squash. 

1 spaghetti squash
1 tbs coconut oil
1 garlic clove minced
1 carrot chopped
1/2 onion chopped 
1lb lean ground beef 
1 28 ounce can of organic crushed tomatoes 
1 tbs dried basil
1 tsp oregano
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 

  1. Preheat the oven  to 400 degrees while you prep the squash.
  2. Use a chef's knife to cut the spaghetti squash lengthwise from stem to tail. 
  3. Scoop out the seeds
  4. Place the squash halves cut-side down in a roasting pan. 
  5. Cook the squash for 30-45 minutes. The squash is done when tender. Gently use a fork to scrape out the meat of the squash into long "noodles" 
  6. While the squash cooks, heat the coconut oil in a large pan and cook the onions, garlic, and carrots over medium heat until tender (about 5-8 minutes). 
  7. Add in the ground beef, breaking up any large chunks, until no longer pink. Drain off some of the fat. 
  8. Add the crushed tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Bring to a bubble then reduce heat to a simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  9. Top the spaghetti squash noodles with the sauce and sprinkle on the cheese. 
Honestly the sauce is so flavorful that it takes center stage in this dish and you don't even miss the pasta. 

If you're on the 21 Day Fix this counts as: 
Spaghetti squash = 1 green 
Sauce = 1 red and purple
Cheese = 1/2 blue 

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Or if you're interested in joining an online fitness group please email me at 

Growing Up

My littles are getting big. It struck me the other day as I watched them playing that they're not so little any more. They're like these walking, talking, thinking, people with their own spark, their own ideas. 

Isabella just won "The Making a Difference" award in school. Only two kids on each grade get the award. I'm so proud of her. But with growing older also comes her own personality. She can be lazy at times, not wanting to put her clothes in the hamper and leaving her garbage around the house. She also rolls her eyes at me when I remind her. But she's sweet and smart and sensitive and knows what she wants. 

Arya is almost 2 and she is a ball of energy. She's speaking in 3-4 word sentences and she finally knows the colors besides green. She's also wild as all hell; a danger magnet. We just registered her for a 2.5 program at a local school. She'll go Tuesday's and Thursday's from 8:45-11:45. She needs to start socializing and getting into a routine. 

I'm usually not a sentimental person, always eager for the next stage and increased independence. But I know I'm right on the brink, the verge of being 100% out of the baby stage. Which is equal parts upsetting, filling me with nostalgia, and freeing! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It's Fixuary

If you've been following me for a while the. You know a little less than a year ago I dipped a tepid toe into fitness and soon after dove right in. 

People ask me a lot what my favorite program is. It's a tough question. My favorite trainer is hands down Tony Horton (my first beachbody program was p90x3) but my favorite program I would have to say is the 21 Day Fix because it tackles MY biggest 

I don't necessarily love working out, but I'll do it. It's just a part of my routine. But food has always been my issue. I could eat oreo cookies and macaroni and cheese from sun up to sun down. 

But the 21 Day Fix has not only taught me how to's taught me what and how much to eat using a simple color coded system. 

Reds- protein 
Purple - fruits 
Greens- veggies 
Yellow -carbs/starches 
Blue- healthy fats 
Orange- dressings 

I though I would be starving on it but I'm actually surprised by how much food I actually get to eat. And I don't have to say goodbye to my beloved wine! 

And I love the workouts. 

Total body cardio fix (cardio w/ weights)
Upper fix
Lower fix 
Cardio fix
Dirty 30  (total body w/weights) 
10 minute an fix 

I love that the workouts are only 30 minutes because that's about all the free minutes I have in my day. 

I have an online accountability group that starts next week. It comes with FULL meal plans with recipes for the entire duration of the program. Plus it's on sale this month and I'm offering a sweet rebate via PayPal (expires 2/28/15). 

If you're interested or have any questions email me at: