Super Savings Saturday – 9/24/16

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Welcome to another edition of Super Savings Saturday!

This week offered tons of deals—bargain candy for Halloween, cheap seasoning and free makeup. My favorite deal was the free-after-rebate razors. I only shopped two stores since I was short on time. Even so, I came home with plenty.

Target:

2 Snickers fun size packs, regular price $5.49. I used a $1.00/2 manufacturer’s coupon stacked with a 40% off Cartwheel offer. Total: $2.79 each!

2 Reese’s snack size packs, regular price $5.49. I used a $1.00/2 manufacturer’s coupon stacked with a 40% off Cartwheel offer. Total: $2.79 each!

2 Ortega taco seasoning, regular price $0.82. I used a $1.00/2 manufacturer’s coupon stacked with a 25% off Cartwheel offer. Total: $0.12 each!

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Rite Aid:

2 Daylogic razor blades, sale price $9.00. Total: $18.00 plus $18.00 in Plenti Points.

2 CoverGirl eye brow pencils, regular price $3.99 plus Buy one, Get one 50% off. I used 2 $3.00 manufacturer’s coupons. Total: Free!

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50 Uses for Canned Pumpkin

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It’s the first official day of Fall and my mind is on pumpkin. While I love the gold standard pies and spiced lattes, there is a whole wide world of recipes that can be updated with a few spoons of the orange delight. Sweet, savory, baked goods, main course—there really are limitless possibilities.
 
Here are 50 ways to use canned pumpkin, ranging from the familiar to obscure:
 
1.  Pumpkin Yogurt Parfait
2.  Pumpkin Oatmeal
3.  Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread
4.  Pumpkin Danish
5.  Pumpkin Angel Food Cake
6.  Pumpkin Cupcakes
7.  Pumpkin Breakfast foods (Pancakes/Waffles/French toast/Muffins)
8.  Pumpkin Risotto
9.  Pumpkin Ice Cream
10.  Pumpkin Crème Brule
 
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11.  Pumpkin Cilantro Veggie Dip
12.  Pumpkin Maple Glaze (savory) or Pumpkin Caramel Sauce (sweet)
13.  Pumpkin Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
14.  Pumpkin Sage Focaccia
15.  Pumpkin Chili
16.  Pumpkin Cheesecake brownies/blondies
17.  Pumpkin Vinaigrette
18.  Pumpkin Milkshakes 
19.  Pumpkin Coffee Creamer
20.  Pumpkin Apple Soup
 
 
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21.  Pumpkin Chia Pudding
22.  Pumpkin Quesadillas
23.  Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
24.  Pumpkin Cheddar Biscuits
25.  Pumpkin Walnut Cookies
26.  Pumpkin Curry
27.  Pumpkin Black Bean Burgers
28.  Pumpkin Meatloaf
29.  Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites
30.  Pumpkin Bread
 
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31.  Pumpkin Granola Bars
32.  Pumpkin Gnocchi
33.  Pumpkin Fudge
34.  Pumpkin “Fries” (Slice a small pie pumpkin into strips and soak in cold water for at least 30 minutes. Pat them dry and add a hint of cornstarch to help absorb the moisture.)
35.  Pumpkin Pizza
36.  Pumpkin Rice Pudding
37.  Pumpkin Hummus
38.  Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
39.  Pumpkin Lasagna
 
 
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40.  Pumpkin Banana Smoothie
41.  Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes
42.  Pumpkin Cornbread 
43.  Pumpkin Seeds
44.  Pumpkin Apple Butter
45.  Pumpkin Granola Bars
46.  Pumpkin Scones 
47.  Pumpkin Fondue
48.  Pumpkin Cheese Ball
49.  Pumpkin Martini
50.  Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
 
 
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What are your favorite pumpkin recipes?

Prevent Bullying with CustomInk T-Shirts

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Bullying is one of the biggest problems kids have to deal with. CustomInk wants to help. They’ve kicked off the sixth annual Be Good to Each Other bullying prevention campaign. The campaign unites and encourages people of all ages to take a stand against bullying by promoting kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

CustomInk has partnered with a roster of prominent celebrities ranging from actors to athletes to design limited edition t-shirts as part of the campaign. Influencers were encouraged to use the word “Be” to create their own inspirational message to be featured on a shirt. Phrases include “Be Unique” (Charlie Puth, platinum Recording Artist), and “Be an Includer, Not an Excluder” (Lizzy Greene, Actress).

 
Planning your own bullying prevention event? Check out CustomInk's customizable templates!

Now through October 31, CustomInk will donate profits from the sales of bullying prevention t-shirts to benefit PACER’s center in its efforts to engage, educate, and unite communities nationwide.

Show your support for this very important cause. Design your own custom shirt and wear it with pride. These are perfect for individuals/families or would also be great for schools, clubs, or community groups.

Coconut & Argan Oil Mask for Dry Hair

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Bone-dry, breaking, frizzy, lifeless, blah—all of those adjectives accurately describe the recent state of my hair. (Sad but true!) What has contributed to this disaster? You name it: summer sun, summer heat, monthly coloring, age, long strands, etc.

The look I crave is straight and sleek. Since I have naturally straight hair, that part is effortless; it’s the smooth part that trips me up. Obviously, some intensive repair is in order.

Due to frequent couponing, I have an entire shelf devoted to commercially made hair care products. I have tried most of them and while they do work, none are a miracle cure. After reading about the joys of homemade oil masks multiple times, I got the urge to play mad scientist and concoct my own version.

The two-ingredient recipe could not be easier: Combine 3 Tbsp. of coconut oil with 2 Tsp. of Argan oil in a microwave safe cup. Heat for one minute. Stir and it’s ready to apply. Simple, huh? Essential oils can be added if you’re dying for scent, but I just wanted super quick and easy, so I stuck to the bare minimum.

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1.  Start by brushing hair so it’s free of tangles.
2.  Mask can be applied to hair that’s wet or dry. I prefer the wet route. If you do it this way, make sure hair is damp but not dripping.
3.  Apply mask from root to ends, saturating everything.
4.  Cover with a shower cap. (Walmart sells a 10-pack of cheapie disposables that are only $2.00. Look in the ethnic hair care section.)
5.  Leave on for at least an hour. For maximum results, do it overnight while you sleep.

When the timer goes off, shampoo with a moisturizing product. Some folks will need to lather twice to remove all residue, especially those with thick or curly hair. Afterwards, let it air dry. This step is key! No blow dryer, curling iron, straightener, nothing.

From a single treatment, I had a noticeable difference. With continued use, I think I can get my hair off life support and back into decent shape. Fingers crossed, anyway…

 

Do you have any dry hair tips?