Wednesday, November 30, 2011

40% off one item at Landsend

Today only you can get 40% off one item at Landsend Use promo code SHOPPING and pin # 2835. I just bought a monogrammed Christmas stocking at saved nearly $10. If you spend over $50, you can get free shipping too!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Congratulations to Ginny Coon for winning the MistyandMe wristlet!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. If your planning on shopping on Black Friday try to shop local.
A Southern Season in Chapel Hill has a great selection of gifts, kitchen and candy items, or check out Sophie & Mollie's in downtown Apex. They are offering 25-75% off select styles.For those in Raleigh head over to North Hills and visit some of their new stores- The Bookery and J. McLaughlin.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Giving made fun

This year you can incorporate a little fun while you give to those in need this holiday season. Check out some ideas below that even your kids will enjoy too.

Take Stroller Strides FOR FREE on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of Thanksgiving week with the donation of at least 2 non-perishable food items. All items will be donated to the food pantry at The Raleigh Rescue Mission to feed local families in need. Valid at all Midtown Raleigh class locations 11/21-11/23. Visit their website Stroller Strides Midtown Raleigh for a schedule and class locations.

On Wednesday, November 23 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. you can help support  the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC by visiting Marbles Kid Museum. Receive one free museum guest pass for every 4 cans of food donated at Marbles. Or drop off your donation at Marbles IMAX and receive one free small popcorn with ticket purchase.Visit Marbles Kid Museum for more information.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

25% off Proverbs 31 Resources

Proverbs 31 Ministries is offering a 25% off discount on all their resources through the end of November. They have a great selection of devotionals, books, gifts and kid items. Visit Shop Proverbs 31 to begin shopping.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Shop & Earn at Local Stores

Twas the week before Thanksgiving and all through the town, people were getting their Christmas on. My personal take on early Christmas shopping is that you can score great deals now, and better enjoy the festivities in December. Here is a list of some local Triangle stores that are having some great deals and fun. Try to visit the small business stores first.

North Hills in Raleigh is having their Holiday Sip & Stroll event on Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Also when you spend $120 you can earn $20 to be used on purchases starting Black Friday at select merchants. Visit North Hills for more information.

Cameron Village in Raleigh is hosting their "Seeing is Believing" Open House this Thursday, November 17 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. There will be a visit from Santa, jugglers and clowns and music and entertainment. You can also get a $25 Cameron Village gift certificate when you spend $100 (for the first 800 customers). Visit Cameron Village for more information.

Gap brands online savings

Get 25% off at Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Athleta online. Use code: TREAT. Offer good through November 16. Free shipping on all items with $50 minimum purchase.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The List- part 1

Ok, everyone here it is-- The List. Well, part one anyway. It is a little longer than I expected ,and I didn't want to give you information overload. So part one is for the women in your life- mom, friend, girlfriend, sister, daughter.

The List

The List is better than Santa’s List because it offers you great ideas and resources to finding that perfect gift for everyone on your list. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill gifts, but genuine show-that-you-care gifts that will be remembered all year long.

For the Working Mom- MOPS International One-year subscription. Includes: MomSense magazine, the encouraging Mom-E-Mail, and other great benefits. $23.95 MOPS International

For the Stay-at-Home Mom- Show mom how much she rocks with her very own Stay-at-home Rock Star t-shirt and car decal. Tees- $25, Decals-$9. Stay-at-Home Rock Star

For the Wine Lover- a Woozie, a wine glass sleeve similar to a coozie. Prices start at $7.50 Woozie 

Jewelry- My preference on gifting jewelry is to give something unique and different. Try these ideas for a truly one-of-a-kind present.              
Handcrafted jewelry by local artist in Apex, NC- Daydream Designs

Silverkiln Studios offer handmade silver jewelry by Sarah Parker Herman (a MOPS mom).  My favorite is the fingerprint pieces. Silverkiln Studios

Ok, are you still not sure what to get your special friend, mom, wife, girlfriend or sister then you need to head over to A Southern Season in Chapel Hill. They have it all cooking supplies, food, purses, candy, flowers, lotion and wine. Just walk around and you’ll be inspired.

Part 2- "The Boy" List will be coming later this week. So stay tuned...


Build-A-Bear Workshop Savings

Start your Christmas shopping now, and receive 20% off your online purchase at Build-A-Bear Workshop. today through November 15. Use the following coupon code- 96962. Build-A-Bear Workshop

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Update- Triangle Wine Company

 Triangle Wine Company
Grand opening celebration 12-6. Ribbon cutting at 1pm. It's a charity event for the SPCA--there will be a silent auction, and 10% of the day's proceeds will go to work against cruelty to animals. See the post below for more information.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Something for Mom- Loft savings

"Like"  Loft on Facebook and you can enjoy the Friends & Family savings of 40% off your entire purchase in-stores and online. November 9-13.

Family Fun-Playnation of Morrisville

As the weather gets cooler, treat your kids to some indoor play-time fun at Playnation of Morrisville. They are offering a great special this holiday season- when you bring a new friend with you and introduce them to Playnation, you and your friend will receive half off your open play admission. They are open Tuesday- Friday, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Playnation of Morrisville
Open Play rates:
$7.00 - per child - Ages 3-13
$5.00 - per child - Ages 2
FREE - 15 mos. and under

Parents play for free.

Grand Opening- Triangle Wine Company

Triangle Wine Company is having their grand opening celebration tomorrow (11/12). They offer fine wine, craft beer, wine tasting events and kegs. 10% of their grand opening sales will go to SPCA-Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  They are located at the corner of Davis Drive and McCrimmon Pkwy in Morrisville.
Triangle Wine Company

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Santa Portrait Savings

Santa arrives at The Streets at Soutpoint mall on November 19, and you can pre-order your Santa portrait packages today through November 14 and receive 50% off  the Comet Portrait package. For $13 you will get one (1) 5"x7" photo, one (1) 4"x6" photo, two (2) 3 1/2"x5" photos, four (4) wallets and a $10 online coupon code for Click on Santa Pass to pre-order your portrait package.     

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Savings for Veterans

Harris Teeter is offering all veterans and active military personnel 11% off their purchase on Veteran's Day, Friday, November 11. You must present a form of military ID and a VIC card to receive discount. Excludes alcohol, tobacco, tickets and gift cards.

Deals- N&O subscription

The best place to find deals, savings and coupons is in the Raleigh News & Observer. Coupons and store circulars come in the Sunday edition. Use the coupon code: webfall and receive 47% off the regular delivery rates for a newspaper subscription. Visit the link N&O subscription to order your newspaper. They have different delivery options- daily, weekends and Sunday only.

Fun- Santa Train

'Tis the season to get your tickets for the NC Museum of Life and Science's annual Santa Train. Non-members can purchase tickets on November 14 at 9:00 a.m. Tickets are $16 each. Your children will enjoy riding the train to the North Pole and meeting Santa along with crafts, face painting and sipping hot chocolate. This is the museums biggest fund raiser and all the proceeds directly support the day-to-day operations of the museum. $8 of each ticket is tax-deductible. Visit this link to purchase your tickets on 11/14.
Train Schedule
Wed–Sun: Nov 30 – Dec 4, Dec 7–11 and  Wed–Tues: Dec 14–20

Deals- Coupons for a cause

Veteran's Day is this Friday, November 11, and what better way to support our troops is to get some valuable coupons and support brands that support our heroes. Visit and click on the coupons icon. You will find three pages of coupons, just click the coupons you want and then print. There is also a place where you can make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Contest update- Be sure to check out MistyandMe for wristlets, unique crochet and paper goods. Get 10% off any wristlet in her shop by using the coupon code momspackedpurse. Offer is good until December 31. I am giving away one of her wristlets in our new followers contest. Join now and you could win.

Shopping- Grand Openings

There are quite a few Grand Openings happening in the Triangle in November and December. Here are list of what's coming near you: Massage Envy Spa opening December 2 at Old Raleigh Village at 3201 Edward Mills Rd in Raleigh. They offer facials, massages and private rooms for couples. Shoe Carnival opens today, November 5 in Poyner Place at Triangle Town Blvd and Old Wake Forest Rd. They will have drawings throughout the day for gift cards and chance to win free shoes for a year. J. McLaughlin, a men's and women's clothing store opened on Thursday, November 3 at North Hills . Brennan Station off Creedmor Rd in Raleigh has 3 new tenants coming- Weight Watchers, Sola Salons and Sport Clips.


Wristlets are the best especially for Mom's with packed purses because you can put all your stuff inside while the remainder of your purse is dedicated to everyone else, and then when you're headed out by yourself just pull it out for a lightweight look. I found this cute wristlet from MistyandMe, a local Cary, NC crafter, and it could be yours if you become a follower of my blog. The contest starts today and ends a week from today, November 22. I will randomly choose a follower from a drawing. Followers will enjoy being updated on the latest shopping and beauty tips plus encouraging notes just for moms.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Harris Teeter- super doubles

Harris Teeter is having it's super double coupon savings this week, November 2-8. They will double your coupons up to $1.98 face value. Check out their link for their coupon policy.

Christmas lights trade

Starting November 3, the Home Depot is offering customers an easy way to upgrade their old, incandescent Christmas light strings to LED lights. Just bring in your old lights and receive discount coupons to purchase new energy-efficient LED lights.

Offer is valid through November 13.

Low prices and customer service- who knew?

Typical known for their low-prices on food, Food Lion surprised me today and showed me excellent customer service. I was carrying my two-month old son in my Bjorn pack. When I got to the register the cashier unloaded my cart onto the belt, packed my groceries, put them back into the cart and then another person pushed my cart out to my car and then unloaded my groceries. I wasn't expecting this treatment at all; I thought it only happened at Harris Teeter. The Food Lion in Morrisville on Chapel Hill Rd, now has a life-long customer. A good deed goes a long way. Thanks.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Shopping for a cause

The Salem Baptist Preschool is having their annual vendor fair November 3-5 from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. It's a great way to support local vendors and the preschool too. They have a mixture of vendors including jewelry, bows, cookware and other creative gift ideas for everyone on your list.

1205 Salem Church Rd
Apex, NC 27523

Extra Halloween Candy?

Today from 3-5:30 p.m.,Triangle Dentistry in Morrisville is buying back Halloween candy for $1 a pound. The candy will be used in care packages as apart of Operation Gratitude for our deployed troops.

Triangle Family Dentistry
Bethany Village
3607 Davis Dr. Suite 209
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 469-2122