It’s Raining Cats and Dogs at Zulily

I know that I have a lot of animal lovers in my family and friend group.  There are some really cute things over at Zulily today.

I found several things that I know would make cute gifts for those animal fanatics in my circle.

'Home Is Where the Dog Is' Mug

'Dogs Welcome' Dish Towel'A Wagging Tail and a Friendly Woof' Wall Sign'Woof It Down' Burlap Place Mat

Head on over to Zulily and check them out for yourself.  There are hundreds of new items today!

Happy shopping!


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3 Avocados + Chocolate = Cake

“Hmmmm…..what shall I do with this three ripe avocados that have been in my fruit bowl for a week?


I think I will make a chocolate cake.” – Said no one ever   someone.

I happened to have three avocados… and who doesn’t like chocolate cake? So I decided to try this recipe at crafty cooking mama.  I’m honestly not sure why I decided that and I must admit that it didn’t sound amazing.  But, I was intrigued.

I would caution that this might not be a recipe to make with kids (if you have picky eaters like mine) because it doesn’t look all that appetizing while it is being made.  Knowing that the avocado is in there could be a deal breaker. So, cook alone. 🙂


Mixing the frosting (Do people say frosting or icing?) got a little more exciting.  I was concerned at first but then just like that my countertops started to get sugar dusted and some chocolate yumminess started to form!


The end result is ready to be enjoyed!

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**Update:  Two people like the cake.  Two do not.  No others will try it.  So that is a 50% approval rate.  




Dollar Tree Deals

I like to keep my dollars in my pocket for things that I really love and want.  Groceries are pretty much a necessity.  I’d rather save for my vacation.  Shopping at Dollar Tree is an easy way for me to do that!  I posted earlier about some things that I always buy at Dollar Tree.  Today I will add a few things, plus a few deals that are even better than $1.  Inventory varies by store but these are some things that I picked up this morning for cheap.

My girls love gummi bears.  The Haribo sour gummi bears are $1.00.  Use this $0.30 coupon (print at making them just $0.70.

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Hormel Pepperonis are $1.00.  Use this Hormel coupon for $0.50 off (print at making them just $0.50. I’m going to try homemade pepperoni pizza with the girls tonight.

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I found some cute bandages.  Around here, we have a lot of “owies” and bandaids seem to work like magic.  These are cute and for $1.00…..sure, cover all of your scratches.

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I also (as always) bought my bread.  I will be using my $0.25 ibotta reward  to make my next pb&honey sandwich taste even better! $0.75 bread…yes, thank you.

Other things that I picked up for super cheap were wax paper and disposable lasagna pans for a little meal prep that I plan to get done today!

I’d love to hear about your great deals.  I left Dollar Tree feeling like a money-saving champ!  Ha!  As always, a work in progress!