Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving CupCakes

Baked chocolate cake recipe, yummy scratch butter cream & chocolate frosting and used kit to turn chocolate cupcakes into mini Turkeys.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Etiquette: A Place To Find Answers Regard Manners & Handling Sticky Social Situations

Below please find information regarding usage of Emily Post's Etiquette Daily Blog. Find yourself
in a sticky social situation, the EPEDB is your go to source.  Enjoy!

Etiquette Daily is a blog moderated by The Emily Post Institute designed for you to ask and to answer etiquette questions. 

What is Emily Post’s Etiquette Daily?Etiquette Daily is a blog moderated by The Emily Post Institute designed for you to ask and to answer etiquette questions. We invite you to ask questions, share your opinions, and give your perspective on new etiquette issues.
Why use a blog?We know that manners are always evolving. By hosting a moderated forum where people discuss etiquette we both inspire and learn from the conversation.
Where do the questions on this blog come from?A combination of places. They come from you, and from questions asked in the past. You can submit questions or introduce discussion topics in any “Open Thread”. In addition to your personal queries, questions on the front page are often culled from our archives and represent the editorial perspective of longtime spokesperson Peggy Post.
Source:  Quoted information above-mentioned and photo below:  Etiquette Daily

Monday, November 12, 2012

Black Friday Deals

Bath & Body Works: 

Swing into your local Bath & Body Works store to snag a copy of the brand-new Holiday Gift Guide for 2012, complete with multiple coupons inside! Right now, you can score the 2012 Gift Guide with any purchase. Your cashier will also hook you up with a coupon for a free item of your choice with any purchase of $15 or more, good between October 29 - November 25, 2012.  Details are few and far between, Bath and Body Works have offered this bag for the last two years. Historically, this bag was offered for only $20 with any $40 or more purchase. 

Bath & Body Works 2012 V.I.P Bag (With 7 Merry Must-Haves) The bag this year has 7 items, all together it is valued at over $100. From the picture, the items included are: -small candle -Cashmere body wash -Cashmere body lotion -Sparkling Pink Champagne hand soap -Paris Amour body lotion -Paris for Men 2-in-1 hair and body wash -bath pouf It also looks like there is a matching travel size bag that is included in the set.

  Bath and Body Works Black Friday 2012 Ad Posted


Check out some hot deals in the Michaels ad for Black Friday 2012, including great prices on Crayola, American Girls, & Melissa & Doug activity kits for kids. Like a growing number of retailers, Michaels will actually be open on Thanksgiving Day itself -- shoppers can score 50% off Christmas trees and other select deals from 4pm to 11pm on November 22. 30% off your entire purchase with coupon on Thanksgiving Day (some exclusions apply.)


Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware-black-friday-2012 Deals For Friday November 23, Saturday, November 24 + Sunday November 25 Kitchen Selectives 1.5-Quart Slow Cooker for $2.99 after sending in a mail-in-rebate (originally priced at $15.99). -Lufkin 25-ft Self-Centering Tape Rule is FREE with mail-in-rebate (originally priced at $8.49). -Craftsman 190-Piece Mechanics Tool Set for $99.99 (originally priced at $179.99). -An Ace Hardware coupon for 50% off one item under $30 on November 24, 2012 only.

ace hardware black friday 2012 Ace Hardware Black Friday 2012 Sale Refreshed With New Coupons


Stein Mart

Stein Mart Black Friday Ad 2012 - Stein Mart Black Friday Sales & Deals includes on the spot savings of up to $100 off Entire purchase. The Stein Mart Black Friday Sale Thursday, November 23, 2012. Opens at 7 am on 11/23/12 In-ad scratch off coupon (to be scratched off by associate) valid 11/23/12 from 7am-Noon only Savings are: $10, $20, $50 or $100 Off your purchase when you scratch & save In-ad coupon: 50% off Entire Purchase Of Red Dot Clearance


Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond (6:00 Am - Noon Only) 20% Off Entire Purchase According to the "You may be able to stack coupons with manufacturer coupons for items the chain carries such as Yankee Candles Be sure to read the fine print of all coupons carefully

20% Off Entire Purchase


Victoria Secret

Free Limited Edition Victorias Secret Tote (With Purchase of $65 or More) According to Black Friday fm, "Customers will receive a free limited edition tote bag with minimum $65 dollar purchase. The bonus continues as each tote will contain an assorted gift set of Victoria’s Secret beauty products. For those who want to avoid the crowds, there may be a chance for online shoppers. Last year, Victoria’s Secret extended this deal to online shoppers through a coupon code."

Free Limited Edition Victorias Secret Tote (With Purchase of $65 or More)


Rite Aid:

Our Company

Scans Available:  (Thank you PassionForSavings)


Old Navy

Highlights from the Old Navy Black Friday:
Fleece half-zip tops for the whole family -- on sale for $5 each from 12am to 4am (down from $12.94 to $19.94 each!)
Disney/Pixar graphic tees -- on sale for $15 each from 4am to 8am
Coats for kids -- on sale for $15 each from 8am to noon
Christmas pajamas for the whole family -- on sale for $8 each on Saturday only
Plus, while supplies last, shoppers who spend $40 or more will snag a free Super Mario Bros game for the Wii U.
That game retails for $60 on its own,,you should be in line well before midnight if you want this offer!


Post image for Black Friday Ad Leak: Sprint $50 Samsung Galaxy S III

Sprint will be selling the Samsung Galaxy S III for only $49.99 with a two year agreement on Black Friday, down from the current price of $199.99. This is the first leaked ad of the season, and it’s a good one. The stock of $49.99 killer smartphones is sure to be limited, so if this is up your alley, plan ahead.

Source:  (There may be updates between now and Black Friday)


Will be updating the deals until Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Here's What JCPenney Retail Employees REALLY Think Of CEO Ron Johnson

When JC Pennys rolled out the changes to their look and pricing it appeared to be a good change, but
as they have continued to take away perks for loyal customers and personnel I avoid the place
like the plague.

Interesting article regarding changes to JC Penny under new CEO Ron Johnson including
how employees feel in that regard.

Read more @ Business Insider

Hummm, lets see  frequent shopper program is gone, commissions gone, rumors are that middle management is disappearing, coupons gone, they have pissed off OMM (One million Moms) OMM boycott, taken away commissions, destroyed working environment for hair salon personnel (no commission) + quotas, and free services like once a week free hair cuts for kids (you know the people who come in for FREE haircuts are great tippers ;( ......... )  So long is Johnson is running/ruining the store I won't be back.  Whats to love, the perks are gone for customers, employees compensation cut.... just another miserable place to shop like the big box stores...... no thanks.