About Melanie

A busy mother of three little ones, Melanie is an expert at shopping online. In fact she might be addicted to it.  She keeps us up to date on the latest daily deals, online deals and FAB coupons. She also keeps the fab catalina lists up to date. Learn More About Melanie

Valentine’s Day Crafts and Homemade Valentines

Have a Happy Valentine's Day! Now that my kids are getting a little bit older I am starting to realize how important it is to do things as a family to celebrate a holiday. It makes the holiday so much more fun and special. We could all use a little more celebration every now and then! It just requires a bit of effort on our part sometimes. ;)Have fun creating something this year with the kiddos or with loved ones. Here's a nice little round-up... …
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My New Favorite Way to Save Big on Ink!

I'm so excited to tell you about this awesome way to save on ink guys!!Save up to 50% on printer ink! I feel like I'm printing stuff every other day - usually coloring pages for kids or recipes that I want to try. Of course, there are plenty of other little print jobs that happen each month too with my business, church, kids' school work, etc. It is safe to say that we use up printer ink and have to buy it regularly. I used to try to snag some... …
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Make More of Game Day + Easy Onion Dip Recipe

Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own. Make More of Game Day! Make More of Meal Time! It's football season folks! Football can be a fun sport to watch, but in my opinion, it is made much better with friends and food! The biggest game day is practically like a holiday! We get together with our family friends and enjoy each others company, watch some of the game (mostly the commercials though), and eat yummy finger foods.... …
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One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies

Try this easy and delicious one-pan dinner! Enjoy chicken and vegetables any night of the week with this simple recipe! Still delicious and pretty enough to serve for special dinner guests too. Another plus is that the ingredients are on the healthy side. It is a great meal for those joining us in our fitness challenge!The easy marinade is just olive oil, honey, minced fresh garlic, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Whisk it all together and... …
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Healthier Caramel Popcorn

Try this delicious popcorn recipe! Only 4 ingredients needed: coconut oil, honey, vanilla, salt! Oh, and you'll want some popped popcorn too. :) If you love sweet popcorn, like I do, you will love this recipe!This is basically a healthier version of one of my favorite sweet popcorn recipes, Killian Corn. So good! Now that I've found this version, I feel like I can enjoy it more often. In fact, I think I'll whip some up tonight!A word... …
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Taco Bowl with Avocado Lime Dressing Recipe

Try this healthy, filling, and delicious dinner idea! This recipe is awesome! My husband even said this meal is probably in his top 5 favorite meals now! Whaa?! That's a big deal. I have made a lot of different recipes over the years. The healthy aspect is not a selling point for him either (or the other people I served it to) - they are all about taste and they all loved it! In fact, they have requested that I make it again when we get together... …
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Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing is super easy to make! There are a lot of salad dressing options out there, but when you're trying to eat a bit healthier you might want to skip most of them. When I'm trying to eat especially healthy or participating in a fitness challenge or cleanse, I look for dressings that are low in fat and without added sugar. So I avoid ingredients like sugar, high fructose corn syrup, mayonnaise, any preservatives,... …
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Freezer Meal Recipes: Ham and Cheese Braid

Easy and Delicious Freezer Meal! This is a freezer meal that the whole family is sure to love! I have some picky eaters that willingly and happily ate this ham and cheese braid, so it is definitely a keeper for me. Plus, it is super easy to make!I made 6 of these ham and cheese braids the other day! I participate in a freezer meal group, so we each make several of one meal, then exchange meals with the others in the group to get a nice... …
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14 Meal Planning Tips {Plus Meal Planning Service!}

Meal Planning Tips! First of all, what exactly is Meal Planning anyway? It is whatever way you organize yourself to cook a meal - the plan you make before you shop. Meal planning is a personal thing though because something that works for me might not work for you. The goal is to find a process that is enjoyable and effective for YOU! So here are some tips and tricks that might help you out...Schedule time each week to make your plan... …
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Fresh Ideas from the Freezer!

Ready for some quick meal ideas! Yes! Utilizing ingredients, sides, or main dishes from the freezer aisle is a smart move! Seriously, there are so many ways to put frozen foods to use for you. They make meals easier and faster to prepare and plan, but still affordable and delicious! Find coupons, recipes, and articles at Freezer Fresh Ideas.There are HEALTHY frozen food options too! I know that's not usually what we think of when we... …
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