Container gardening made easy – Green Thumb #giveaway ends 2/28

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Houseplants cower in fear when I come near, but somehow I am able to keep vegetable plants alive.  Maybe it’s because Mother Nature helps me out with rain.  Gardening is my favorite summertime activity.  Seeing my husband enjoy a tomato sandwich made from homegrown ‘maters warms my heart.  My kids love zucchini when it’s baked into sweet bread.  Our garden always produces more than we can eat, so we love to share the bounty with neighbors and friends.  Like I said, I’m not a natural green thumb.  So, my secret is this: Container gardening.

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Make a fresh start in 2017 with Krystal #giveaway ends 1/14



Is your kitchen gear starting to look a little tired? Make a fresh start in the new year with fun new kitchen accessories and some meal ideas!  We received two Krystal packages (one is shown above) and one lucky Savings in Seconds reader will win some goodies for the kitchen, too!  [Read more…]

Try Sun Basket with 4 FREE meals! Cyber Monday extended

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Have you seen the ads for mail-order meals but wasn’t sure which one to try? Sun Basket is making it so easy for you with 4 free meals in their extended Cyber Monday sale. I’ve been drooling over these Sun Basket menu for weeks, and finally was able to select a few to try from the current meal choices. What would YOU choose? [Read more…]

The Bagel Exchange is a delight! Kingsport, TN

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It’s been a while since I shared a great restaurant with you. Let me introduce you to The Bagel Exchange! This hidden gem is located in downtown Kingsport, TN.  It’s sure to become a family favorite!  [Read more…]

I’d like to tell you about the Sprinkles Baking Book but I ate it.

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Okay, I didn’t really eat the book. Oh, but I was tempted! Our family loves to watch Cupcake Wars. We argue about whose cupcakes looks most tasty, or whose decoration design is most creative. Two of us drool over the chocolate confections, while the other two go for vanilla. If you can relate to this cupcakery obsession, then read on. Our prize for the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop is the Sprinkles Baking Book by Cupcake Wars judge Candace Nelson!

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How to save money on snacks at Disney World

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Our family has been blessed to travel to Disney World several times.  Snacks at Disney World are part of the fun. Alas, when we are Disney I rarely think about taking pictures of the food. I’m so busy eating it!   Thankfully, I found a way to avoid packing our snacks for Disney World.   [Read more…]

Celebrate Fall In the Raw

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In the Raw GRAND PRIZE package #giveaway - enter at Savings in Seconds was pleased to feature In The Raw for our HalloHop event. It’s time to eat a caramel apple and wrap your hands around a steaming cup of cocoa. Fall is here!  [Read more…]

Watch Cupcakes Mutate Into Alien Cupcakes! Spooky Celebration by Frey

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October is always a busy month at the Savings in Seconds house. The changing seasons means it’s time to switch out clothes….double laundry for a couple of weekends! We spend a few days cleaning out the raised beds and planting some fall crops, including several overwinter varieties. Moving all of the patio furniture inside takes some heavy lifting as well.  My daughter is old enough to be a BIG help.   I’m so grateful that she pitches in.  My son is learning how to take responsibility as well.  When the kids asked for some sweet treats at the store, we had to indulge. It would have been easy to buy some pre-made goodies. Why do that, though, when it’s so easy — and FUN! — to make Alien Cupcakes using Celebration by Frey™ candy? [Read more…]

Big Reason to Enjoy #luvmichael Locally Sourced Organic Granola that Gives Back

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In our community, there are several stores that support disabled adults who want to work.  A few days ago I visited Walgreens, where several employees were shadowed by a helper. Those helpers worked to stock shelves and bag each customer’s purchases.  In addition to the work skills learned, social skills were highly emphasized.  The young woman who bagged my items was friendly and sweet.  Likewise, our local Food City employs disabled adults to help with bagging groceries. They also bring in the carts from outside.  It’s clear that these individuals gain a sense of pride from a job well done!  Did you know that you can support disabled adults simply by purchasing granola?  Welcome to Luv Michael!

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