Friday, September 21, 2012

Bath and Body freebie this weekend


FREE Aromatherapy 2 oz Body Lotion or Body Wash! — at Bath & Body Works

Free card!

Cardstore.com has a FREE Greeting Card + FREE Shipping! Use code: CCL2673 
One Free Card - Use Code: CCL2673
Valid 9/17 through 9/23. 
(1 Free Card valid per Cardstore.com account.)
They will mail it for you free, so it is a great "college kid" card to snag.

Local friends...looking for a corn maze deal?


AGA Farms

Head over HERE and snag a deal:

Four Entrances to Two Corn Mazes and $10 to Spend on Pumpkins for $15! (At AGA farms in Perkasie!)

If this is your first time signing up at this website, you should receive an additional $5 credit, making this a $10 purchase!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Making our Jack-o-lanterns and decorated pumpkins: ideas for crafting with children who have special needs

Every year I wonder why it became acceptable to use large knives to craft pumpkins with children. I mean, these are the same kiddos whose dinner place settings are missing that key utensil because I fear everything BUT the food being cut!  With our daughters who have cerebral palsy we typically end up going the "let's paint our pumpkins" route. That usually ends up with orange pumpkins getting a very brownish coating of all-the-colors-mixed-together paint, although I suppose that is a very seasonal color combination.

But this year I wanted to do something different. I was pleased with the results!

We began by going a different route right out of the gate and started with white "cotton candy" pumpkins which made a nice canvas for our decor. (Why are they called that? Seems they should have been pink or blue...that's the candy color I have seen at the carnivals we attended.)

We looked over our options and decided to go with using white school glue to make a decoupage solution...try 3 parts glue to 1 part water. Expect lots of fun  mixing and stirring your concoction! Candace decided to use black and white paper napkins (separate the layers to make it 1 ply for best results) and Ciara decided to apply silk leaves.  Our leaves were thin and inexpensive which actually helped our project be successful.


I am glad we left out the carving part, scissors can be work enough! 


After getting the pieces in their places with a bit of the mix applied to their backs, we allowed them to set a few minutes and then covered the WHOLE pumpkins with a good solid coat of our decoupage mix:

 
We left them to dry for about 2 hours before tying on some decorative ribbons, but not before using a bit of glitter glue to highlight a few areas for added sparkle and fun! A little bit of soap and water to clean up, but no scrubbing like in the past with the paints!

In the end, I think we had a decoration we were all proud to put on display! 



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Local friends, Deal at Scream Mountain at Spring Mountain


Spring Mountain Adventures

Yeh, don't count on seeing ME here, but just in case you plan to go:

Haunted Chairlift, Walk, and Hayride on October 7, 14, 21, or 28


 Pay $12 for a petrifying package (regularly $25) available any Sunday in October, which includes a chilling chairlift ride up the dark side of "Scream Mountain," a horror-ridden trail hike, and a haunted hayride through the woods. Experience thrillingly real chills from the mountain's haunted past, like the true story of the quarrymen's shacks burning to the ground one night in the early 1900s. The staff know the mountain like the back of their hands and will do everything to keep you safe and sound, but even their expert skills can't protect you from the vengeful ghosts of the quarry...

Find it HERE under Philadelphia deals
       (sign up new for 5 bucks in your account, making it a $7 ticket)

Great toys and gifts...jump start on Christmas?

Head over HERE to this online sample sale Website and find some super cute things at a discounted price!

These are new to me! Melissa and Doug items:
($16)
stir fry slicing setwooden fridge food setgrill set

Neat idea to protect a glass baby bottle...you know who you are ;)
4 oz glass baby bottle

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dove Deodorant sample:

Find it here at Target's samples!
Target: Free Dove ClearTone Skin Renew Deodorant Sample

Toys on sale, with potential gift ideas for children with special needs:

Zulily has some great toy sales going on again, and I noticed a few that have worked well for us over the years:
(Sign up HERE if you haven't already!)
See details at bottom of post for free shipping details!!!
This digital camera can take some wear,
 but just as nice are the handles on either side AND the price at $25

 Color wonder was always great for our twins,
but this newer version with a paintbrush tip is especially fun.$16.99

 They currently have big keyboards from both Crayola ($19.99) 
And TechSmart ($17.99)  HUGE difference from
specialty catalog prices and ours has been going strong!!

 We SHOULD have had this for the summer!!Candace LOVES the visual schedules! ($14)



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Offer is valid for free standard shipping on a single order made via the zulily iPhone app by a customer who has never previously purchased via the app.
  • No minimum order size or value
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  • The shipping charge for qualifying orders will appear during checkout as $0.00
  • Does not cover surcharges for items that are heavy or bulky (strollers, furniture, bedding, etc). Surcharges will be noted in the product description
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  • Shipments to Alaska and Hawaii may incur shipping fees
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  • Does not activate free shipping on subsequent orders
  • Some items are not eligible for free shipping and are excluded from all shipping promotions
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Warm weather clothes:

Zulily has some good finds on warm weather kids clothes right now
Head HERE to sign in and find more deals:

$20


$12

And, once again this year, I still find these funny:

Free Shipping deal:

iPhone App Free Shipping Details

Offer is valid for free standard shipping on a single order made via the zulily iPhone app by a customer who has never previously purchased via the app.
  • No minimum order size or value
  • No code required
  • The shipping charge for qualifying orders will appear during checkout as $0.00
  • Does not cover surcharges for items that are heavy or bulky (strollers, furniture, bedding, etc). Surcharges will be noted in the product description
  • Offer is valid in the United States (including APO/FPO/DPO addresses)
  • Shipments to Alaska and Hawaii may incur shipping fees
  • Not valid on international orders
  • Cannot be combined with other offers, including our All-Day Shopping, One-Time Shipping and Weekend Shipping Special
  • Does not activate free shipping on subsequent orders
  • Some items are not eligible for free shipping and are excluded from all shipping promotions
  • Offer ends at 11:59pm pt on Wednesday, 9/19/12


Free at Chilis


Head 
HERE
to get a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert at Chilis good 
September 17th-19th!