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Cents of Style is offering several styles of sandals on sale starting at $12.95 with FREE Shipping!

It’s that time of year. The sun is shining, birds are chirping and it’s time to get the shorts, tanks and sandals out and enjoy the warmer weather.

Check out the largest selections of sandals starting from $12.95 & FREE SHIPPING when you use the coupon code SANDALSALE during checkout.

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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

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DIRECTIONS

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

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

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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.

You might also be interested in some of my other recent recipe posts.

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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!

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

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7 Last Minute Savings Tips For Prom

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It is prom season, if you have someone in your family heading to prom be sure to check out these 7 Last Minute Savings Tips For Prom!

According to the annual prom survey conducted by Visa, parents making less than $50,000 per year intend to spend nearly 10-percent more on prom than those in higher income brackets. Prom costs an average of $1,139, with families in the northeastern U.S. planning to spend the most on the one-night event.

Though prom is an important milestone in your teen’s life, there’s no need to spend an exorbitant amount of money to make it memorable. Consider these tips for keeping your budget grounded while helping your teen achieve his or her dream night.

1. Rent a Designer Dress
If you are considering purchasing a designer gown for your teen, you aren’t alone. These days, high-end brands sweep highschool hallways as students become evermore obsessed with Hollywood fashion. You don’t have to give up on your daughter’s designer dress dream nor drop $300 for a fashionable frock, however. Instead, check out RenttheRunway.com where you can rent a luxury brand dress for the night starting at just $50. This way, she feels like a princess without emptying your pocketbook.

2. Share the Expense
Though prom costs more than ever, teens are increasingly sharing in the cost of the event. The same Visa survey reports 41 percent of prom costs are covered by teens thanks to savings accrued from after-school jobs. Make sure your teen pays for some of the costs, especially “extras” that you didn’t budget for or don’t feel are priorities.

3. Skip the Limo
Limo rentals can cost anywhere from $60 to up to $150 per hour depending on the type and region. Like most industries, limousine companies increase rental costs during peak periods like prom and weddings. Skip the inflated prices and have your teen use his or her own car. Alternatively, fancy transportation can be part of your child’s budget.

4. Print Photos at Home
Photo packages range from $30 to $125, according to PromGirl. Skip this unnecessary expense by taking your own photos before the dance or get the teens to share smartphone photos taken during the event and then print from home. Since photos require a lot of ink, be sure you stock up on cheap cartridges from InkjetWilly.com, where you can compare prices of OEM, compatible and remanufactured ink.

5. Department Store Beauty
Make an appointment for a free cosmetic consultant at department stores like Macy’s at one of their many beauty counters. Though the beauty artist will urge you to buy the makeup applied, it isn’t required. You may consider purchasing the lipstick for touchups later on, but don’t fall into the trap of buying everything since it can be really pricey. This is way your daughter will feel pampered without the high cost. Then do hair and nails at home.

6. Cut Corsage Costs
Corsages can cost anywhere from $10 to $30 depending on design and flower type. While corsages and boutonnieres represent some of the smallest costs associated with prom, there’s no need to request orchids when carnations will do. Even a corsage made of baby’s breath is a simple and stylish way to stay in budget.

7. Buy Budget Accessories
Dresses and shoes eat up a big chunk of girls’ prom budgets, which is why accessories should be purchased on the cheap. Stores like Claire’s or Charming Charlie offer beautiful baubles for less than $10. You can also hit up thrift shops or antique stores for more unique pieces.

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Andrea Woroch is a nationally-recognized consumer and money-saving expert who helps consumers live on less without radically changing their lifestyles. From smart spending tips to personal finance advice, Andrea transforms everyday consumers into savvy shoppers. She has been featured among top news outlets such as Good Morning America, NBC’s Today, MSNBC, New York Times, Kiplinger Personal Finance, CNNMoney and many more. You can follow her on Twitter for daily savings advice and tips.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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I recently heard about a brand new show on Netflix that I must find time to binge watch.

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt show that despite their circumstances, Kimmy, Tituss and “Jaqueline” were all able to reinvent themselves in one way or another to make it in New York City.

I love the idea of being able to reinvent yourself anytime.

In fact this is one of the things I tried to instill in my own kids from early on.  I never wanted them to believe that their actions made them who they are because the truth is that we all have the power to decide to change our course in life simply by changing our actions and reinventing ourselves.

Netflix has a lot of great kids shows that teach the very useful lesson of how to reinvent yourself.

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1. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
2. Mulan
3. Turbo
4. The Emperor’s New Groove
5. Angelina Ballerina: Pop Star Girls
6. Stellaluna

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1. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
2. Princess Diaries 2
3. The Perfect Game
4. ANTZ
5. Avengers Assemble
6. School of Rock

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1. Silver Linings Playbook
2. Chef
3. Safe Haven
4. Catching Fire
5. Freaks and Geeks
6. Dirty Dancing

There are a lot of great movies on this months Stream Team list, but I think I will be a bit busy watching the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a while.

Eat Like Your Ancestors

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Harvestland by Perdue. All opinions are 100% mine.

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I love whenever I can get my entire family together for dinner.

This is becoming more and more of a challenge as they have grown older and even moved out into their own place. That is why I take every opportunity that I can get everyone around the same table to offer a delicious and nutritious meal and the opportunity to Eat Like Your Ancestors.

I try to focus on healthy options as much as possible so why would I take a perfect good piece of meat and pump it full of junk before serving it to my loved ones?

A healthy family is a happy family, but with all of the low quality food products out there, it can be hard to know if you are really feeding your family the right things. It seems like anything can have antibiotics, steroids or hormones in it these days. That is why it is so great to have a brand that’s a natural choice for your family when cooking at home, like Harvestland® by Perdue®.

Just about every meal we have begins with a great piece of meat, usually chicken!

Our favorite meal takes me about 30 minutes with very little effort or ingredients at all.

Just simmer a couple pieces of boneless skinless chicken breast in a large covered saucepan with a large can of tomatoes, a bay leaf, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper to taste.

Boil your favorite noodles. drain and toss with a little olive oil.

After about 25 minutes remove bay leaf and toss in about 3-4 handful of fresh baby spinach and allow to wilt.

Serve with noodle and fresh mozzarella.

Super easy and everyone loves it too!

Harvestland® by Perdue® products are all-natural with no artificial ingredients, plus they come from local family farmers right here in the US! Their fresh, frozen, refrigerated and deli products provide wholesome options you can feel good about feeding your family.

I love this meal because it takes so little effort and time. I get to spend more time enjoying the meal and the company of my favorite people!

 Harvestland® by Perdue® has fresh and fully cooked turkey, chicken and pork products which come from the richest agricultural areas and are USDA process verified. It is the goal of Harvestland® by Perdue® to make quality food that is pure and simple, so make sure you pickup your Harvestland® by Perdue® products at Walmart, and Eat Like Your Ancestors.™

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