No Cook Raspberry Freezer Jam

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Freezer JamI am looking forward to finally having the opportunity to do some fresh berry picking this year at a local U-Pick that I have been wanting to try out ever since we took a trip to pick apples.

Today I am sharing a recipe for No Cook Raspberry Freezer Jam that I am sure can be adapted to use with any kind of berries you have on hand.

Freezer Jam ingredients

INGREDIENTS
1 pt fresh Raspberries (about 2/3 cup mashed)
3/4 cup Sugar
3 tsp Real Fruit Pectin

raspberries

DIRECTIONS

Boil an 8 oz Mason jar, lid and ring to sterilize.

Mash raspberries and verify that you have 2/3 cup.

mashed raspberries

Add sugar and pectin and mix well to dissolve.

If texture seems grainy, microwave for 30 seconds and continue stirring.

Transfer mixture to mason jar place lid and screw on lid.

Place in freezer until ready to use or in refrigerator if you will use now.

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West Elm Inspired Room Look for Less

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4.14 West Elm Inspired Living Room MOODBOARD I hope that you have been enjoying the new Room Looks for Less that I have been sharing here with you.

I decided to change things up a bit this time.  Up until now I have been sharing Pottery Barn inspired rooms, but today it is a West Elm inspired room that I have for you.

4.14 West Elm Inspired Living Room PRICES

    1. Monarch Specialties Sofa Lounger (Target) – $1,649.99 (Compare to $2,498 from West Elm)
    2. Zuo Sawyer Coffee Table (Target) – $365.99 (Compare to $549 from West Elm)
    3. Threshold Mixed Materials Side Table (Target) – $116.99 (Compare to $499 from West Elm)
    4. Diamond Patches Masquerade Area Rug (Target) – $167.99 (Compare to $899 from West Elm)
    5. Rizzy Home Shag Throw Pillow (Target) – $25.20 (Compare to $44 from West Elm)
    6. Ivory Pleated Toss Throw Pillow (Target) – $26.99 (Compare to $44 from West Elm)
    7. Art.com Colorful Whimsey Print (Target) – $42.39 (Compare to $399 from West Elm)
    8. Tilda Throw (Target) – $53.99 
    9. Art.com Silhouette Framed Print (Target) – $75.99
    10. Safavieh Esther Votive Wall Art (Target) – $44.99
    11. Love Embrace Statue (Amazon) – $24.99
    12. Modern Floor Lamp on Marble Vase (Target) – $127.99
    13. Artificial Fern (Target) – $33.99
    14. Artificial Orchid Arrangement (Target) – $39.94
    15. Cast Iron Teapot (Amazon) – $27.77
    16. Metal Tabletop Figurine (Target) – $54.99

Saving Dollars and Sense Tip: Right now Target has a couple great offers to take advantage of!

Spend $75 save 15% on select bedding, bath and decor. Discount applied at Checkout. Offer available online only. Discount not applicable to gift wrap, tax, or shipping and handling charges. May not be applied to previous orders. Offer expires 05/16/2015 at 11:59pm PT.

Today only – extra 10% off select home items with code MOMSDAY. Save an extra 10% on select home items. Enter code MOMSDAY at Checkout to receive discount. Offer available online only. Discount not applicable to gift wrap, tax, or shipping and handling charges. May not be applied to previous orders. Offer expires 05/09/2015 at 11:59pm PT.
4.14 West Elm Inspired Living Room VERTICLE

Here are some other Room Looks for Less:

3.24 Pottery Barn Living Room for Less MoodBoardPottery Barn Inspired Room

4.13 Pottery Barn Red Living Room MOODBOARDPottery Barn Room for Less

Teacher Appreciation 2015

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teacher appreciation Teacher’s work hard all year long to shape the next generation!

This is no small feat and honoring them should take place all year long in my opinion!

It is Teacher Appreciation Week and I have rounded up the best Teacher Appreciation Freebies and Discounts available!  Some of them are only valid for a limited time, but most of them are good all year long!

You can print the Teacher Appreciation List and give it to your child’s teacher to let them know about all that is available to them.

AC Moore – Teachers receive 15% off your entire purchase

Ann Taylor Loft – Enroll in the free Loft Loves Teachers program and save 15% off full-price purchases.

Apple - Apple offers special pricing on Apple products including computers, software and select third party products. This special pricing is available to college students, parents buying for a college student, or teachers, homeschool teachers, administrators and staff of all grade levels.

Barnes & Noble – Save 20% off the publisher’s list price on all purchases for classroom use when you join the free B&N Educator Program.

The Container Store – Offers special discounts to educators to help organize the classroom.  This program ends December 31, 2015.

Chick-fil-A – Select locations offer a freebie on May 8th to teachers who present a valid teacher ID.  Free offer may vary by location.

Crayola – Artful lessons, classroom resources and the latest information regarding special programs and offers.

FedEx Office – Offers teachers, professors, faculty and staff members 15% off on most products and services at participating FedEx Office nationwide. To receive your discount, simply present your discount card when making a purchase in-store or at fedexoffice.com and the discount will automatically be applied.

Joanne Fabric - Sign up for a free Jo-Anne Teacher Rewards Discount Card and receive 15% off all purchases.

Lakeshore Learning - Join the free Teacher’s Club and save 15% off purchases everyday and receive special offers every month!

Staples - It pays to be a Teacher Rewards member. When you sign up, you’ll earn 5% back in rewards, and an extra 5% back in rewards on teaching and art supplies. Plus, get free shipping on every staples.com® order.

You might want to consider adding the  Teacher Appreciation Printable List to any gift you are planning to give your child’s teacher this year too!

Check out this great list of Frugal Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas if you need some inspiration:

End of Year Teacher Gift Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

I absolutely LOVE this Crayon Wreath idea!

DIY-Teachers-Wreath

 

I thought any teacher would love to get this Teacher Appreciation Spa Basket.

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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:

Arbys – Free Small Fry & Drink When You Buy Smokehouse Turkey Sandwich (exp: 5/5/2015)
BJs – $5 Off $25 Purchase (exp: 5/8/2015)
Black Angus Steakhouse – Free 5 oz. Lobster Tail When You Buy Steak Dinner (exp: 5/18/2015)
Carls Jr – $1 Off Mile High Bacon, Egg or Cheese Combo (exp: 5/31/2015)
Carrabbas – 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 5/3/2015)
Chuck E Cheese – 50% Off Large Thin & Crispy Specialty Pizza + More (exp: 5/4/2015)
Hardees – $1 Off Mile High Bacon, Egg or Cheese Combo (exp: 5/30/2015)
Jacks – $3.50 for Cheeseburger, Fry, Drink & Pie + More (exp: 5/24/2015)
Juice It Up – 50% Off Classic or Veggie Smoothie Bowl (exp: 5/30/2015)
Longhorn Steakhouse – $4 Off 2 Adult Dinner Entrees (exp: 5/3/2015)
Macaroni Grill – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Kitchen Counter Lunch Entree (exp: 5/3/2015)
Marie Callenders – $5 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 5/8/2015)
Mimis Cafe – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 5/9/2015)
Monicals Pizza – $21 for 16 Inch Thin Crust 1-Topping Family Pleaser (exp: 5/31/2015)
Peter Piper Pizza – 1 Large, 1-Topping Pizza + 40 Game Tokens for $19.99. (exp: 5/3/2015)
Quiznos – $5 Small Combo (exp: 5/6/2015)
Rubios – $1 Off Salsa Verde Shrimp 2 Taco Plate (exp: 5/10/2015)
Souplantation – $10.49 Lunch & Drink + More (exp: 5/6/2015)
Steak Escape – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sandwich, Salad or Smashed Potato (exp: 5/31/2015)
Sweet Tomatoes – 25% Off Dinner Family Combo + More (exp: 5/6/2015)
Tony Romas – $10 Off $30 Purchase (exp: 5/20/2015)
Wendys – Free Jr. Frosty with Purchase for a Year When You Buy Frosty Key Tag (exp: 6/1/2015)

Thanks to Surviving the Stores for this list!

Printable Organic Coupons

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organic couponsHere’s a round-up of the best natural and organic coupons of the week, compliments of All Natural Savings. New additions and reset coupons are shown below. For the full list of current natural and organic coupons, click here.

$1 off any Bob’s Red Mill gluten free mix product or here

$2 off any 2 Earthbound Farms salads

$1 off any Gardein meatless product

$2.50 off any 8 Gerber Organics baby food pouches

$1 off Silk half gallon

Click here to see the entire list of natural and organic coupons available this week.

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:

Aeropostale – $10 Off $50 or $25 Off $100 Purchase (exp: 5/11/2015)
Bealls – 25% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 5/7/2015)
Bloomingdales – 20% Off Almost All Womens Shoes When You Buy 2 or More Pairs (exp: 5/4/2015)
Carters – 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 5/6/2015)
Dress Barn – 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 5/10/2015)
Express – $15 Off $30 Purchase (exp: 5/5/2015)
Kohls – $10 Off $40 Womens Comfort & Athletic Shoe Purchase (exp: 5/3/2015)
Lord and Taylor – 20% Off Regular & Sale Price Items (exp: 5/4/2015)
Osh Kosh BGosh – 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 5/6/2015)
P.S. from Aeropostale – $10 Off $50 or $25 Off $100 Purchase (exp: 5/11/2015)
Party City – $10 Off $70 or $20 Off $100 Purchase (exp: 5/3/2015)
Picture People – 30% Off Portrait Purchase (exp: 5/17/2015)
The Limited – 50% Off Regularly Priced Purchase (exp: 5/12/2015)