Need to Buy Textbooks – Cheap? Want to Sell Textbooks?

For anyone needing textbooks and tired of paying so much money for them, you might want to check out the textbooks that Amazon offers. Used books are up to 90% off and new ones are up to 30% off!

Another option they offer is renting textbooks – check it out by clicking the image below.

Did you know that you can also SELL your textbooks on Amazon? Click Here for more information.


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Love Is In The Air – Set the Stage With Music!

Candlelight dinner – check, fancy clothes – check, flowers on the table – check… Music?

elvis songsCreate a romantic dinner atmosphere at home with soft music playing in the background – a little “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley, anyone?

Take your pick of the thousands of mp3 songs available on Amazon and have them ready to play as you enjoy your evening, and maybe have a special dance…

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Love Is In The Air – Cupcakes and Gift Boxes

Tovolo Silicone Heart Cupcake Molds, Set of 8 – Treat your eyes and your stomach to delectable heart shaped cupcakes decorated in pink, red, and/ or white! Sneak them in hubby’s lunch box, suprise the children with a plate full after dinner, or hubby’s – send your wife on a treasure hunt throughout the day with these being the prize. :)Heart Cupcake Molds

$14.99   $11.47 8 pack

Okay, so you’ve made wonderful, delicious cupcakes – how about a decorative way to present them? You might want to consider the Wilton 3 Cavity Valentine Cupcake Box, 3 Count .

cupcake box

$10.78 and only 8 left in stock!


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Love Is In The Air – Fondue Time!

Continuing with our “Love is in the Air” theme this week, the Cuisinart CFO-3SS Electric Fondue Maker will treat your sweetheart to a little sweetness!

fondue maker

Enjoy your favorite treats (chocolate!!!) – and maybe making up some of these cute little desserts to fancy things up a bit:



Search Amazon for other Fondue Makers here, they have plenty to choose from. This particular one linked above has a ton of good reviews and is ON SALE! $110  $52.90


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Love Is In The Air – Chocolate Gifts for Him or Her!

For an outside of the box approach to flowers or gifts, here are a few milk chocolate novelty gifts that are pretty much sure to have someone swooning… in between bites… LOL. :)

Helen Grace Chocolates, Long-Stemmed Truffle Roses, Florist Gift Box Dozen

long stemmed truffle roses

Carefully packaged in a florist box with tissue and ribbon, these 17″ long stemmed chocolate roses are sure to melt her heart!  $49.95

Other rose options available on Amazon here


Tulip Bouquet Semi Solid Milk Chocolate (1/2 Doz)

milk chocolate tulip bouqet*Only 8 left at the time of this writing

1/2 Dozen Tulips on 14″ stems with silk leaves from Daddy would make any little girl smile! :)



Solid Milk Chocolate “You Light Up My Life” Gourmet Candy Gift Boxed Lightbulb

you light up my life milk chocolate light bulb*Only 17 left at the time of this writing


Love Is In The Air – Heart Shaped Pancake/ Egg Mold

heart shaped pancake mold Who doesn’t enjoy feeling loved and pampered – whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not!

The Norpro Nonstick Heart Pancake Egg Rings, Set of 2 makes that special breakfast a whole lot easier – giving you perfect heart shaped eggs or pancakes every time.

Blend up some strawberries and mix with maple syrup for a love colored topping – and maybe the men will jump on board and fix the ladies breakfast in bed??? :)

Amazon currently has this 2 piece set marked down from $9.99 to $5.61, and it’s eligible for FREE Super Shipping Savings! Check back throughout the week for special finds that will help you show the one you love just how special they are to you.

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Fun Friday Finds – Golf Finds!

What do you get the men on your list that have everything, love golf, and love fun? Today we’ve found a few things that might fit the bill…

Unputtaball Golf Ball

unputtable golf ball

Just try getting a hole in one with the unputtaball – and have fun laughing at everyone’s attempts to putt that ball just a few inches.

$5.38 with FREE shipping!


Flat Top Joke Golf Tees

flat top joke tee.

Mid game you can pull the switch and see how your golfing partner’s patience levels are when they try to get the ball to stay on this flat top tee! LOL!

$0.69 plus shipping


Exploding Golf Ball

exploding golf ball


Golfing buddies with a prankster? Turn the tables and put yourself on the laughing end when your friend swings at the ball only to have it explode! 😛

Buy in larger quantities and, at least at the time this was written, shipping stays the same!

$1.66 plus shipping

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Get Cash Back While Shopping Online!

Who doesn’t need a little extra cash? I’m not going to be turning down money, that’s for sure!

Thanks to Ebates, I can shop for deals AND get cash back at the same time. How does it work, you might ask?

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back
I simply signed up for an Ebates account, and then whenever I have something I’m looking for online, I go to their website. Once logged in, I can select from an extensive list of stores that carry the product and find coupons and discounts – simply by clicking to that store’s website from the Ebates site.

half gallon mason jarsExample – I want to buy these awesome 1/2 gallon Ball mason jars for food storage. They are $12.49 plus $7.99 shipping on Amazon. BUT, I also see online that ACE Hardware carries them for $12.77 with FREE shipping to the store. There’s also a 3% cash back bonus should I go through the Ebates website.

So, if I have an ACE Hardware store near me, I can pick up the jars from them, which saves me close to $8 PLUS I get 3% cash back! A huge savings considering they are closer to $20 everywhere else online.

What are you waiting for? Visit Ebates to set up your account here. You’ll thank me when you get that first check in the mail! :)

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Wide Mouth Pour Cap for Mason Jars

No more drips or spills as you pour from a mason jar when you have a reCAP WIDE-MOUTH Mason Jar Pour Cap!

As more people start looking for ways to be more health conscience, they are turning from storing foods and liquids in plastic containers and switching to glass. These lids are great also in the fact that they are BPA free.

wide mouth pour cap for mason jars

I actually am ordering one of these myself for some wide mouth half gallon jars! It never fails that something always spills or drips when you try to pour straight from the glass jar.

Right now you can order the reCAP WIDE-MOUTH Mason Jar Pour Cap from Amazon for $6.99 plus shipping – but don’t overlook that special promotion! If you order 3 or more, shipping is FREE. :)


Gluten Free Foods

It seems everytime you turn around, you’re hearing of yet another person having to change their diet and begin eating gluten free foods.


Stomach aches, skin rashes, headaches, inability to gain weight… these are just a few of the signs of a gluten allergy or gluten intolerance.

My personal thoughts have been to try to eat at least one meal a day that is gluten free – so if we ever do have to give it up, we’ll at least be somewhat used to eating bread free meals.

But gluten free eating is expensive sometimes – at least for those of us that still want it to be close to what we have been eating for so long. That’s why I was excited to see that Amazon has a huge selection of gluten free foods. Over 26,000 options!

gluten free on Amazon

What are your thoughts? Are you gluten free? Where do you purchase your food? Have you ever price compared with Amazon?

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Fun Friday Finds – Metal Man Cave Signs

Warning – Man Cave Ahead!

Make that guy and his space even prouder with one of these fun signs. :)

Metal Man Cave Sign Embossed Metal Warning Man Cave Sign

$10.49 – Eligible for FREE Super Saving Shipping


Metal Man Cave Sign 2

Man Cave Enter At Your Own Risk Metal Door Sign

$12.95  $8.69  Eligible for FREE Super Saving Shipping


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Fun Friday Finds – Tuxedo Dog Collar

Tuxedo Dog Collar – Dress Your Pooch in Style – Perfect for Weddings

Tuxedo Dog Collar

Getting married and want to include that favorite pooch of yours in the ceremony or pictures? Be sure they’re all dressed up, too!


$9.95 and eligible for FREE Super Saving Shipping


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$5 Magazine Subscription SALES!

Some popular magazines are offered at rock bottom prices right now on Amazon – see below! Moms – you can justifying needing these to feed your family delicious meals and having a beautiful, cozy home for your husband to come home to. :)

family circle magazine
Family Circle (1-year auto-renewal)

$29.85  $5.00 (1 yr. auto renewal – free shipping)


better homes and gardens

 Better Homes and Gardens (1-year)

$41.88  $5.99  (12 months/ 12 issues)


Better Homes and Gardens (2-year)

$83.76  $11.98  (24 months/ 24 issues)


good housekeeping magazine

Good Housekeeping (8-month introductory offer)

$27.92  $5.00  (8 issues – free shipping)


Clearanced – All American 21.5 Qt. Pressure Cooker/ Canner

All American Pressure Cooker-Canner.


Be ready for summer and all your canning needs with this deal on the All American 921 21-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner – 45% off for only $199.99 and FREE shipping!



From Amazon With a 5 Star Rating!:

* 21-1/2-quart pressure cooker/canner holds 19 pint jars or 7 quart jars

* Made of durable, hand-cast aluminum with attractive satin finish

* Exclusive “metal-to-metal” sealing system for a steam-tight seal; no gaskets

* Geared steam gauge, automatic overpressure release; settings of 5 psi, 10 psi, and 15 psi

* 15-3/8 inches high with 12-1/4-inch inside diameter; made in USA


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HOT DEAL! Bosch Drill/ Driver Combo Kit – 67% Off!

HOT DEAL! At the time of this writing, the Bosch CLPK232-181 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 2-Tool Combo Kit (Drill/Driver and Impact Driver) on Amazon is marked down from $600 to $199!

Bosch drill-driver combo

I’m no tool expert, so I’ll just leave it to the guys to know all of the details on this one. I’m just a deal shopper… so this one caught my eye! :)

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Bed & Breakfast and Country Inns 24th Edition Coupon/ Reference Book – FREE Night Coupon!

bed and breakfast coupon bookBed & Breakfast and Country Inns, 24 Edition (Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns) is a great investment for someone not only wanting to learn about Bed and Breakfast Inn all across America, but also for anyone wanting to get a FREE night’s stay at one!

We first visited a B&B many years ago, and loved the romantic getaway – the coziness of the home, the interaction with other guests at breakfast, and just feeling more pampered than you would at a hotel.

So, when we discovered there was a book that not only was a great reference book but also offered a free night – we jumped on it! Long story short, our 2nd B&B experience was even better than our first plus we got 2 nights for the price of one. :) (Minus the $20-$25 we spent on the book…)

But I’ve got some really great news – Amazon has this book marked down right now from $24.95 to only $16.95! Wow, only $16.95 and you’ll get your 2nd night FREE!

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Air Filters

air filter search.

Air Filters – How often should we change our air filters?

After being asked how often we change our air filters by several different air conditioning companies in various locations, it’s become apparent that many people must not realize just how important a good air filter is – and also that it’s important to change it!

Did You Know?

  • Changing your air filter regularly will reduce the amount of dust and allergens in your home
  • Changing your filter often will extend the life of your air unit. Yes, when you have a dirty air filter, the unit must work harder to force the air through that dust filled filter!
  • It is suggested to change your air filter monthly. A good tip is to either change it on the first of the month, or on the day you pay your power bill.
  • A good quality air filter can really be worth the investment. Take a close look at those low-cost filters. Take a handful of salt, or sand, and while the filter is laying flat on a table, pour it on top. If the salt/ sand goes straight through… guess what? SO ARE THE DUST AND ALLERGENS!!!

OH! And have you ever seen or thought about those Air Vent Filters that you place in the vents in your bedrooms?

air filter search 2They are a great idea, but we were shocked when the technician told us that they aren’t the best idea! Now remember the above point about a dirty filter causing your unit to work harder? When you place something over every vent in every room, you are blocking the airflow somewhat, which in turn will cause the unit to work harder = shortened life!

I believe we might’ve compromised, leaving one only in the nursery. :)

Just some points to consider – whether you click through our referral link or not, it is something best not to overlook. :) Here’s a link to the search results on Air Filters from Amazon.


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Fun Friday Finds – Bed and Breakfast Sign

Metal Bed and Breakfast – You Make Both Sign  – Is this not hilarious (and maybe a good idea)?!?!

bed and breakfast sign

I have visited a couple of Bed and Breakfast Inns, and being treated to a meal without having to do the dishes was wonderful! I’m pretty sure we made the bed, but…

This sign would be a cute addition to a kitchen or “family” entrance to the home. :)

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