Spoiling our Teachers with Effortless Meals at Walmart

*I have partnered with Coca-Cola to tell you more about a stress free meal deal for your family. I received giftcards to review these meal options and to have fun with my family…out of the kitchen.  All opinions are my own and are honest.


Going back to school to crazy for all but extra crazy for teachers! This year we are spoiling our teachers by swinging by Walmart to pick up Coca-Cola effortless meal bundles. We are picking up for both our teachers….and ourselves! Here is the poem that we created and gave our teachers:


These awesome Effortless Meals lets moms spend less time working in the kitchen and more time connecting with their kids, while still providing a delicious meal that the whole family will love. As a mom, I know my least favorite time of the day is about 4:PM. My kids start asking about dinner and I just want to spend time with my kids, enjoying the afternoon. The thought of cooking just isn’t on my radar.

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In fact, as I look at our schedule this week, we have something going on EVERY night! Soccer practice, church, basketball, and more. With so much on our schedule, it’s hard to sneak in time to create a meal for our family to share!  These Effortless Meals are less then $10 and I found coupons hanging on the Coca-Cola to save $1 off!



Here is what we will be enjoying tonight! Coca-Cola, Pizza, and I’ll add a salad! It’s perfect for a quick and easy meal on a busy day!



Great prices on Duct Tape Craft kits for kids


Do your kids love Duct Tape Bangles? Mine do and I am grabbing this deal on Amazon today for $10.04 to put this in my gift closet for Christmas!

Rip, wrap and wear
Create 6 bracelets
Easy to make

You can also grab this ALEX® Toys – Do-it-Yourself Wear! Hot Duct Tape Fashion for $8.64, down from $13.99!

Tear, stick and wear
Decorate binders, bags, bracelets and more
May be used as a refill for other Alex Duct Tape kits

(Thanks HappyDealHappyDay for the heads up on this deal!)

Shop and Save on Fall Clothes at Just Between Friends #JBFFORTWORTH

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Ready to save some major money on your kids Fall clothes? Shop Texas’ LARGEST children’s and maternity consignment sale, Just Between Friend’s Fort Worth!

  •  Where: Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Memorial Center – Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall.
  •  When: Open to the public Saturday, August 30, 2014 – Saturday, September 6, 2014 – Full schedule

As an added bonus, first time parents can sign-up to shop early (registration for the First Time Parent Sale ends on August 28), as well as volunteering & consigning will get you an early pre-sale pass! Get more info on that here.

Here area a few of the deals that I found last year:




One MyCRAZYSavings reader will win a $15 JBF Fort Worth Gift Certificate. Winner must pick up the Gift Card at the Fort Worth JBF Fall Sale at time of shopping trip. Winner can only win once per sale. Leave a comment on who needs Winter clothes the most in your house for your main entry. For additional entries you can follow JBF on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Giveaway ends on 8/25 at 5PM CST.


Disney’s Frozen Birthday Party Fun

We were sent a few Frozen themed items for the purposes of this review. 


You are not surprised to read that we had a Frozen party today for my (almost) 6 yr old! Frozen has been a very  popular party choice for the past year and it’s still the first choice of many. With it being so popular, it can be difficult to find party supplies. I am fairly creative and can accent with simple colors and basic items. The plates and napkins are hard to find instore….so I went to my favorite online party supplier, Oriental Trading and they had plenty and it was IN STOCK! They have free shipping often and I was able to score all that I needed for our party! Their prices are great and I love that they offer such a huge variety of options.

I also got the fun blue rock candy and pink striped straws from Oriental Trading. Check out their whole line of Frozen items!

Right now you can get FREE shipping on orders of $39 or more when you use coupon code: CY1480014

*If you are near North Dallas and want the most delicious cake pops around, reach out to Megan at BlackFlour. Those pictured above are from her amazing bakery! She is super talented and make almost anything!

$5 off The Color Run 5K

If running a Color Run is on your bucket list, then click on over and see when The Color Run is coming to a town near you! I’ve done it a few times and loved every minute of it! It’s so much fun!  Right now you will save $5.00 off a regular priced registration in The Color Run. – -Valid for a single or team runner/walker/crawler.

101 FREE Prints from Shutterfly

Go get 101 Free prints from Shutterfly with code SUMMER101. Just pay shipping! Order 99 prints and shipping it a little cheaper! Exp. 8/10

Back to School Cards $1.29 Shipped

$1.29 Back-to-School Cards + Free Shipping at Cardstore! Use Code: CCK4807. Valid through 8/20/14. M

Order $1.29 Back-to-School Cards + Free Shipping at Cardstore! Use Code: CCK4807. Valid through 8/20/14. Make a Card Now!

Back to School Shopping at Kohl’s


I have partnered with Kohl’s to show you how you can save tons on your back to school clothes and shoe shopping this year! If you live in Texas, then you will want to go this weekend because it’s Tax Free Shopping weekend! This means you can pick up clothes and school supplies all tax free! (You can shop instore or online to get Tax Free, but you must live in TX for it to be Tax FREE this weekend!)

My girls all needed a few outfits for school, so we went to Kohl’s this morning and found TONS of hot deals! Armed with this awesome $10 off $30 kids apparel printable coupon and a 30% off coupon that I got in the mail this past week, I was able to get 14 tops, 7 pairs of shorts and a dress for $72.90 and saved $388.34! WOWSA! HOT HOT HOT!

Here is a little video my girls made, modeling some of their favorite finds!

You can also download the Kohl’s app to find deals and savings! Click here to download it for your iDevices, or here for Android devices.

We had $100 to spend and since we have money left over, I let my girls pick out one of the fun a book and stuffed animal from the Kohl’s Care’s collection!

Tax Free Shopping this weekend in Texas (+ Printable Coupons)


If you are heading out for Tax Free weekend here in Texas, you will want to print the following coupons to help you save even more! Remember you can save on clothes, shoes, and school supplies!

Bath & Body Works - Free Signature Collection Item with $10 Purchase (exp:9/2/2014)
Beauty Brands - $3.50 Off $10 Purchase (exp: 8/23/2014)
Chico’s Outlet - $20 Off Regular Priced Jacket or Jeans When You Bring in Gently Worn Jeans or Jacket (exp: 8/17/2014)
JCPenney - $10 Off $25 or $20 Off $50 Apparel, Shoes, & More (exp:8/9/2014)
Kirkland’s - $10 Off $50 Purchase (exp: 8/10/2014)
Kohl’s - $10 Off $30 Kids Apparel Purchase (exp: 8/17/2014) (I used this plus a 30% off that I got in the mail!)
Lifeway - 30% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 8/9/2014)
Loft Outlet - 10% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 8/10/2014)
Sports Authority - 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 8/9/2014)
Yankee Candle - Buy 1 Get 1 Free Any Large Jar, Tumbler or Pure Radiance Vase Candles (exp: 8/10/2014)

(Thanks Surviving the Stores!)

AD: Pay it Forward with Tyson Hunger Heros

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias

As you have read in my last few weeks of posts, we are working hard to get everything organized and ready for back to school craziness! In order to stay organized and feel prepared, I have been stocking up on lunch box foods and more important quick and easy meals for those evenings that we are dashing off to a ball game, or other school related function. I will admit, it only took one trip to Sam’s to feel stocked! There is a new campaign that you will want to hear about and it’s awesome because not only do you score a great deal on kid friendly foods that you love, but you also get to help pay it forward and help hungry kids!


This past weekend, we were able to sample some of my kids favorite items: Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese, Tyson Chicken Nuggets, and Capri Suns. My kids would prob eat this for every meal if they could! You can check out this awesome sampling again THIS weekend, August 9-10th.


While we were sampling, we noticed this awesome promo:

Tyson and KRAFT have partnered for an awesome Champions for Kids initiative! Tyson and KRAFT will help feed a child in need each time these products are purchased: Tyson® Fully-Cooked Chicken Nuggets 5 lb. bag, a KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner 7.25 oz. 12-pack, and/or a Capri-Sun 6 oz. 40-pack are purchased at Sam’s Club during the month of August.

The prices are great, and we were buying these items anyways! I love that we can pay it forward and help feed hungry kids! It’s a real problem in Texas.


This inspired us to pay it forward even more! We bought the 5 lb bag of Tyson Fully-Cooked Chicken Nuggets, the 12 pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinners, and the 40 pack of Capri-Sun and we donated them to the local food pantry. Texas has a large number of kids who go hungry. In fact, there are many churches that help the food banks out and pack backpacks with food for the kids to take home on the weekends. This is heart breaking to me.


Together with Tyson and Kraft we can pay it forward and help hungry kids! Stop by your local Sam’s Club and pick up the Tyson® Fully-Cooked Chicken Nuggets 5 lb. bag, a KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner 7.25 oz. 12-pack, and/or a Capri-Sun 6 oz. 40-pack!


Read more about how to partner with Tyson to be a Hunger Hero! And follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see post under the hashtag #HungerHero to see how others are paying it forward!