Heading Back to School With Schick

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It is officially Back to School season and many families are starting a new adventure this year with their kids.

Heading back to school when you are going to college is a great time of change which can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Feeling strong and confident can certainly help even the most timid new student start off strong this year.

I can still remember the day our daughter began her own college journey like it was just yesterday.

We wanted to equip her in any way that would keep her healthy, happy and successful while pursuing her education.  We also wanted to make sure she stayed healthy and strong while spending late nights studying which can wear down a new college student.

If you happen to have anyone heading off to college this year you know what it is like trying to make sure that they will have all they need to get started.

It is easy to consider all of the things we think they will need and we do the best we can to prepare them to start taking care of themselves completely now that they are beginning the next step in their journey to complete adulthood.

Send them off right with more than school supplies this year.

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Make sure they have everything they need to support proper hygiene which ultimately will keep them in the best health when you can’t be there to help.

You can find everything you need by heading Rite Aid like I did.

Schick has an entire line of disposable razors for all students that will leave them with feeling strong, clean and confident!

So don’t forget the hygiene needs of your newest college student this year.

I had a great time checking out all of the things available at Rite Aid.

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*Saving Dollars and Sense Tip: You can pick these Schick Disposable Razors at Rite Aid right now beginning at just $4 each on sale!

You can find Schick disposable razors at many stores including Rite Aid, Meijer, Dollar General, Kroger and more!

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4 Schick® Disposable Razor Products That You Can Purchase:

  • Schick Hydro® 5 Razor (Men)
  • Schick® Xtreme 3® Ultimate Razor (Men)
  • Schick® Quattro® (Women)
  • Schick® Hydro Silk® Razor (Women)
  • Schick® Slim Twin® Razor (Men)

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Some things to keep in mind when deciding on the perfect Schick product:

  1. Xtreme3: 3 blades that flex and pivot, with vitamin E and aloe for a smooth shave
  2. Schick Quattro: 4 titanium-coated blades for a close shave
  3. Schick Slim Twin: Twin blades and a push-to-clean mechanism for simple shaving

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Printable Retail Coupons

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If you are planning on doing any shopping this weekend you will want to check out this list of printable coupons that you can use to save even more.

Not planning to go anywhere but still want to shop online and save?  Check out the Online Coupon Codes Database and find coupons for all your favorite stores!

Thanks to Surviving the Stores for this weeks list of Printable Retail Coupons.

Top Retail Store Coupons:

A.C. Moore – 50% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 8/29/2015)
Aaron Brothers – 50% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 9/4/2015)
Aeropostale – $10 Off $50 or $25 Off $100 Purchase (exp: 9/9/2015)
Belk – 20% Off Regular & Sale Price Home Purchase (exp: 8/29/2015)
Bonton – $10 Off $25 Regular & Sale Price Purchase (exp: 8/29/2015)
Carsons – 25% Off Sale Price Womens, Mens & Kids Apparel + More (exp: 8/29/2015)
Dress Barn – 30% Off Any Single Clearance Item Already 50% Off (exp: 9/15/2015)
Express – $15 Off $30, $30 Off $100 or $40 Off $120 Purchase* (exp: 9/3/2015)
Hancock Fabrics – 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 8/29/2015)
Harbor Freight Tools – $2.99 for 27 LED Portable Worklight/Flashlight + More (exp: 8/31/2015)
Hobby Lobby – 40% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 8/29/2015)
JoAnn – 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 8/29/2015)
Loft Outlet – 10% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 8/30/2015)
Lord and Taylor – 25% Off Clearance Items (exp: 8/31/2015)
Mardel – 20% Off 1 Item $4.99 or More (exp: 8/29/2015)
Osh Kosh BGosh – 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 9/2/2015)
Sally Beauty – 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 8/31/2015)
Sherwin Williams – 30% Off Paints & Stains (exp: 9/7/2015)
Staples – 15% Off Entire Regularly Priced Purchase (exp: 8/29/2015)
Visionworks – $45 Off Buy 1 Get 1 Free Event (exp: 9/19/2015)
Yankee Candle – Buy 2 Get 2 Free Candles (exp: 8/30/2015)

Restaurant Coupons

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If you plan on eating at a restaurant any time soon you will definitely want to check out this list of coupons to save on your bill.

5 Ways to Save on Your Restaurant Bill

Top Restaurant Coupons:

Black Angus Steakhouse – Free 5 oz. Lobster Tail When You Buy Steak Dinner (exp: 9/14/2015)
Bob Evans – Buy 1 Breakfast Entree Get 1 50% Off When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 8/29/2015)
Carls Jr – $1 Off Mushroom & Swiss All-Natural Burger Combo (exp: 9/6/2015)
Carrabbas – 15% Off Entire Lunch or Dinner Check (exp: 10/25/2015)
Carvel Ice Cream – $1 Off Sundae Dasher (exp: 9/4/2015)
Chuck E Cheese – 50% Off Large Thin & Crispy Pepperoni Pizza (M-F) + More (exp: 9/21/2015)
Daphnes Greek Cafe – $2 Off Any Entree (exp: 9/27/2015)
Hardees – $1 Off Any Size All Natural Burger Combo (exp: 8/30/2015)
Jacks – $4.49 Big Jack Combo + More (exp: 9/29/2015)
Logans Roadhouse – $5 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 8/30/2015)
Long John Silvers – Free Large Drink with Any Purchase (exp: 8/30/2015)
Longhorn Steakhouse – $4 Off 2 Adult Dinner Entrees (exp: 9/6/2015)
Marie Callenders – Buy 1 Get 1 50% Entree Off When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 9/9/2015)
Mimis Cafe – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 9/12/2015)
Papa Johns – Free Large Pizza on Future Order with $15 Purchase (exp: 9/13/2015)
Quiznos – $1 Off Regular Sub, Large Sub or Large Salad (exp: 9/2/2015)
Rubios – $1 Off Cilantro Lime Sea Bass Bowl (exp: 11/1/2015)
Souper Salad – $6.49 Adult Buffet (exp: 8/30/2015)
Steak Escape – Free Kids Meal When You Buy Any Sandwich, Fries & Drink (exp: 8/31/2015)
Stevi Bs – $1 Off Unlimited Buffet (exp: 9/1/2015)
White Castle – $1 Off Any Fruit Smoothie (exp: 8/31/2015)

Thanks to Surviving the Stores for this list!

Caramel Apple Taquitos Recipe

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Caramel Apple Taquitos

These Caramel Apple Taquitos are a brand new apple recipe for me and my family.

But if you are anything like us you cannot resist a caramel apple recipe of any kind, especially this time of year.

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INGREDIENTS

12 Flour Tortillas
5 oz Caramel Sauce
20 oz can Apple Pie Filling (Homemade Apple Filling Recipe)
1/4 cup melted Butter
1/4 cup Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350.

Butter a 9×13″ dish and set aside.

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Combine sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a shallow dish and mix well. Set aside.

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Chop pie filling into small size pieces.

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Microwave tortillas for 20 seconds to soften.

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Spread tortilla with thin layer of caramel sauce down the middle.

Cover caramel with diced apple filling.

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Roll tortilla and place in prepared dish.

Brush with butter and sprinkle with sugar mixture.

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Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Bake for 15 minutes of until golden and bubbling on ends.

Caramel Apple Taquitos Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 12 Flour Tortillas
  • 5 oz Caramel Sauce
  • 20 oz can Apple Pie Filling (Homemade Apple Filling Recipe)
  • ¼ cup melted Butter
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Butter a 9x13" dish and set aside.
  3. Combine sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a shallow dish and mix well. Set aside.
  4. Chop pie filling into small size pieces.
  5. Microwave tortillas for 20 seconds to soften.
  6. Spread tortilla with thin layer of caramel sauce down the middle.
  7. Cover caramel with diced apple filling.
  8. Roll tortilla and place in prepared dish.
  9. Brush with butter and sprinkle with sugar mixture.
  10. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  11. Bake for 15 minutes of until golden and bubbling on ends.

 

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Dealing With Empty Nest Syndrome

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*NOTE: This is a repost that I felt was worth sharing again in case anyone here is dealing with this new stage of life.

Whether your little one heading off to school for the first time or if you have young adults on their way to college, this can be a tough transition, but I promise it gets better!

I knew the day would come when my eldest would decide she was ready to leave the nest.

I mean I knew it, but I guess I just never really knew what that would look like.  And I certainly was not prepared to have to just sit back while she did it all on her own.  I have always been a very hands on parent which was one of the reasons we began homeschooling and I just assumed I would continue to be that way I suppose forever.

Of course that would not have been healthy, and she was determined to do this herself without any help from mom or dad.  This came as quite a blow to us, and we took it very personally.

What I didn’t expect was the wave of emotions that would follow her decision.

FEAR

 

REJECTION

 

SHAME

 

I wasn’t sure what was happening with me or why I was drowning in these negative emotions.  It felt like I had noone to talk to who could possibly understand how crazy I was feeling inside. What I have since found out is that this is actually a very common and dare I say somewhat normal response (especially for mothers).

It is a very real thing called Empty Nest Syndrome.

In fact I admit that I struggled with this evil mixture for several weeks before I came to the conclusion that I was not living my life in a way that would be pleasing to God.

In fact I was grieving the loss of a daughter who was not even gone.  I was grieving the loss of the daughter I had invented in my own mind instead of rejoicing in the fact that we had raised a young woman who was brave and eager to take on a world that many her age are not ready to face.

I should add that she is far from perfect although well on her way and I am sure I will have to live the next chapter of my story with her with my eyes half shut so as not to freak out over every mistake I can see coming a mile away.

The truth is that what we have done as parents is raise a very independent woman and that’s not a negative thing, in fact I believe it will become a great thing.  But in the meantime I was not at all prepared to just take a back seat after spending so much time trying to sit in the drivers seat.  It was very difficult for me to wake up day after day and not see her each morning.

As I enter this new unknown territory, I am learning what it means to be the mom in a whole new way to a very strong woman.

My role has changed once again just when I was settling into the role of the parent of a teenager.  This is all so new to me and I feel as though each time I enter a new season in parenting she gets to experience all of my mistakes.  But I know God allows us to make mistakes so he can step in and show us just how big he is when He turns our mistakes into something beautiful.

The empty nest is really just another chance for me to grow.

If you have ever dealt with this I just want to let you know that you are not alone.

Nextbook Flexx 11 Sale $178 Shipped!

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nextbookWalmart has the Nextbook Flexx 11 on sale for $178!!

For under $200, the Nextbook Flexx 11 allows the entire family to stay connected, entertained, and productive with everything they want at their fingertips.

Browse the Internet, reply to emails, read books, play games from the Windows Store, watch movies, video chat, and much more on the sleek, 11.6” tablet with detachable keyboard.

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The Nextbook Flexx 11 features:

  • 11.6 inch High-resolution 1366 x 768 IPS Screen
  • Intel® Atom Quad-Core / 1.8GHz (Z3735F)
  • 2GB DDR3L; 64GB onboard storage
  • WIFI 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Front facing 2.0 M
  • Back Camera 2.0 M
  • Micro HDMI
  • Pogo Keyboard with two standard 2.0 USB Ports
  • Micro-SD card slot for expansion to 64GB
  • Support 3 -axis G-sensor
  • Built-in microphone
  • 9000MAH Internal rechargeable battery
  • Charging indicator light
  • Windows 8.1

Pretty awesome right?!!

And right now the price has dropped to just $178 shipped!!

This perfect for kiddos in school looking for a easy to carry laptop/tablet.

You can find it here.