Amazon Top Lightning Deals for December 21

Thanks to The Budget Bandit we have a list of the Top Amazon Lightning Deals of today!

StainlessLUX 75551 Large Stainless Steel Mortar and Pestle Set/Spice Grinder/Molcajete, 18-Ounce/2.25-Cup, Brushed Finish, Starts at 2:00 PM CST/3:00 PM EST

Project Life by Becky Higgins Core Kit – Seafoam Edition, Starts at 3:00 PM CST/4:00 PM EST

Project Life Core Kit – Honey Edition, Starts at 3:00 PM CST/4:00 PM EST

Sorrelli “Tropical” Stacked Circular Crystal Adjustable Gold-Tone Ring, Starts at 4:30 PM CST/4:30 PM EST

Kitchen Pro by WearEver Nonstick Cookware Set, 10-Piece, Black, Starts at 5:00 PM CST/6:00 PM EST

Singer Sewing S800 Fashionista Computerized 100-Stitch Sewing Machine with Extension Table, Starts at 5:00 PM CST/6:00 PM EST

Brother CS6000i Feature-Rich Sewing Machine With 60 Built-In Stitches, 7 styles of 1-Step Auto-Size Buttonholes, Quilting Table, and Hard Cover, Starts at 6:00 PM CST/7:00 PM EST

Brother ScanNCut CM100DM Home and Hobby Cutting Machine with a Built-in Scanner, Starts at 6:00 PM CST/7:00 PM EST

Magma 10 Piece Gourmet Nesting Cobalt Blue Stainless Steel Cookware Set, Starts at 8:40 PM CST/9:40 PM EST

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DIY Laundry Room Wall Decal Created with a Silhouette Machine

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One of the first questions most new Silhouette users will ask is “What is the difference between Oracle 631 vinyl and Oracle 651 vinyl ?”  The biggest difference is Oracle 651 is considered permanent vinyl and is good for things that will go outdoors or that will get wet (like glassware that gets handwashed).  This type will stick to your product much stronger than 631.  However when creating wall decals, you don’t want something that will destroy your wall when its time to remove it so you should go with Oracle 631 which is considered indoor vinyl.

The next question people tend to ask is “Where is the best place to order vinyl ?”  Unfortunately you can’t get Oracle vinyl from stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby so you have to order it online.  This is truly the best brand of vinyl to get if you want your vinyl to last over time.   I personally get my vinyl from ExpressionsVinyl because they carry all the colors and styles that I would need.  Whether you want chalkboard vinyl, heat transfer vinyl (iron-on), indoor vinyl or permanent vinyl, you will find it on their site in a variety of great colors.

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For my laundry room, I wanted to create a wall decal and found a cute saying from Pinterest.  I went into my Silhouette software and typed out “The Laundry Room” using the Times New Roman font (typing each word separately so I could make them different sizes and move them around).  Next I used the Chopin Script font to type “loads of fun !”

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After getting the design exactly the way I liked it, I grouped it together and cut it out of black Oracle 631 indoor vinyl.  NOTE: If you want the wall decal to be wider than 12 inches, you can turn the design sideways and enlarge it before cutting.

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Next you will lay your transfer paper onto your cut out design and weed out any pieces you do not want.

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Lastly, prep your wall with alcohol to get all greasy residues off so the vinyl will stick better.  Then place the transfer paper with the design stuck to it onto your laundry room wall and peel off the transfer paper.  Sometimes the letters don’t want to stick to the wall right away so go slow and check that it is gripping as you peel back.

If I had to do it again, I would have made it bigger.  I thought 12 inches wide would look bigger but its kinda small compared to my shelving.

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 If you like this project, please pin it to Pinterest

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Free Lipton Green Tea Bags at Target

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Buy (4) Lipton Green Tea Bags 20 ct @ $1.07 B3G1
Use (2) $1/1 Lipton Tea product (limit 2)
Use (2) $1/1 Lipton Tea Teabags, K-Cups or Tea & Honey (limit 2)
Final Price: as low as FREE if you can use a coupon on the free one (or 21¢ for all 4 if you can’t)

Thanks TotallyTarget

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Betty Crocker Loaded Potato Casserole #GetYourBettyOn

Disclosure: I was compensated for the products featured in this post. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way. betty crocker casserole potatoes

Betty Crocker™ casserole potatoes taste like real potatoes because they are made from 100% real potatoes.  And because they bake in just 20 minutes, you can easily make a delicious and convenient side dish your whole family will love.

You can choose from 11 different varieties:

  1. Au Gratin
  2. Scalloped
  3. Three Cheese
  4. Cheesy Scalloped
  5. Julienne
  6. Loaded Casserole
  7. Sour Cream & chives
  8. Parmesan & Asiago
  9. Cheesy Hashbrown
  10. Cheddar Bacon
  11. Roasted Garlic

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I chose the “Loaded” variety and then added sour cream, crumbled bacon and cheese to the top.  This was a huge hit in my family and I bet it will be in yours as well.

Because I know you all love to save money, here is a coupon to save 50¢ off Betty Crocker™ Potatoes (boxes or pouches).  There is a limited number available so don’t wait to print it.

And to make this post a little more fun, one reader is going to win $15 in paypal cash so that you can try Betty Crocker™ casserole potatoes for yourself.

To enter, head over HERE and leave a comment stating what your favorite recipe is (can be anything on the site)

I will give you additional entries for each of the following:

I will end this giveaway on 1/7 at 5 pm EST

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Amazon Top Lightning Deals for December 20

Thanks to The Budget Bandit we have a list of the Top 10 BEST Amazon Lightning Deals of today!

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition

HP 11-2010nr 11.6-Inch Chromebook (Snow White), $195.99 (Reg $279.99)

GSC Folding Downhill Mat, $249.99 (reg $439.99)

Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Pack , $19.95 (Reg $49.95)

Turtle Beach Ear Force PX3 Programmable Wireless Gaming Headset, $69.99 (Reg $99.99)

Lifetime 1301 Pool Side Basketball System with Backboard (White/Blue, 44-Inch), $119.99 (Reg $159.99)

NETGEAR ReadyNAS 102 2-Bay Diskless Network Attached Storage (RN10200-100NAS), $129.99 (Reg $229.99)

Franklin Sports 6 Player Expert Croquet Set, Starts at 10:00 AM CST/11:00 AM EST

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Amazon Deal of the Day – Up to 50% off Philips Norelco Shavers

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The Amazon Deal of the Day is 50% off Philips Norelco Shavers

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25 Days of Klutz + Reader Giveaway #25DaysOfKlutz

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Klutz is a premium brand of book-based activity kits, committed to inspiring creativity in every kid.  I have been getting my kids Klutz books for Christmas for many many years because they give them something creative to do when they say “I am bored”.  To help celebrate the holidays, Klutz is doing “25 Days of Klutz” where each day you have the chance to win one of their books (read the rules HERE).

In order to keep up with the giveaways make sure you Like KlutzBooks on Facebook and Follow KlutzBooks on Twitter using hashtag #25DaysOfKlutz.

Today’s giveaway is for the Klutz Draw Star Wars Rebel.  This is the latest addition to the Klutz Star Wars book series and is a how-to guide packed with expert tips, simple techniques, plenty of draw-right-in-the-book space, and translucent overlays to make you a master of drawing. Start with stick figures, move onto basic shapes, and finish up with the details. This sketchbook comes with everything you need including the most essential tool for any artist, an eraser (because sometimes even a Jedi Master could use a do-over).

Comes with: 90 page book, 6 sheets of vellum tracing paper, mechanical pencil, black marker, 3 dual-tipped metallic colored pencils, block eraser

nineteen-drawswrebels Now onto the giveaway….

5 readers will win a copy of Klutz Draw Star Wars Rebels.

To enter, leave a comment stating who would love this book in your life.

I will give you additional entries for each of the following:

I will end this giveaway on 12/24 at 5 pm EST

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New Kelloggs Family Rewards Code – 25 points

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Log into your Kellogg’s Family Rewards account and enter code GOODTIDINGSTOYOU for 25 points

Plus yesterday I posted code HOLLYJOLLYPOINTS for 100 points (code is valid thru 12/30)

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DIY Holiday Gift Idea – Cocktails in a Jar

cocktails in a jar Here is a fun holiday gift for the drinkers in your life.   These DIY Cocktails in a Jar are sure to be a huge hit !

What You Will Need:

  • Canning jars
  • Some ribbon to go around the lid
  • Holiday themed cardstock to cover the lid
  • Paper Straws (holiday themed)
  • Baker’s Twine or thin ribbon to tie on the liquor bottles
  • Small bottle of various liquor
  • Smaller cans of juice or soda (make sure its thinner than a regular 12 oz can (short fat ones will not work, you need the taller skinnier ones)

It really is simple to make these jar gifts….

  1. Just lay the lid insert down on the card stock, trace it and cut it out.
  2. Wrap ribbon around the lid and attach it with hot glue.
  3. Place your mixer inside the jar and screw on the lid with the cardstock covering the metal lid insert.
  4. Tie Baker’s Twine around the jar and tie on a bottle to each jar.  I paired Jack Daniels and Captain Morgan’s with Coke, Baileys and Kahlua with Starbucks Double Shots, and Vodka with Pineapple juice.  A couple more good ones would be Jagermiester with RedBull Energy drinks and Malibu Rum with pineapple juice.
  5. Slide your straw between the jar and the Baker’s Twine.
  6. Attach a gift tag to each jar or set all the jars into a huge gift basket.
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