Amazon: Free Kindle Book Roundup

I was browsing earlier through the top free Kindle eBooks list and came across some good ones that I thought you guys might be interested in reading.  As always, use discretion before downloading on if it is a good fit for your family. Prices can change at anytime, so double check before confirming.

23 Halloween Crafts for Kids: Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas and Spooky Decor

Legally Kidnapped: The Case Against Child Protective Services

How To Draw: Funny animals in 30 seconds. Part 3

Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking-Free Chapters: Aggressive Behavior, Behaving Shyly, Fighting Cleanup Routines, Getting Out of Bed at Night, “Hyper” Activity, Lying

Treasuring Christ Through Colossians

Essential Oils: A Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: 25 Recipes to Help with Weight Loss, Skin Care, and Hair Care

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Minecraft Books for Kids: The Complete Minecraft Book Series (4 Minecraft Novels for Kids)

The Best Pumpkin Recipes In History: Delicious, Fast & Easy Pumpkin Recipes You Will Love

Clean Food Diet: Avoid processed foods and eat clean with few simple lifestyle changes(free nutrition recipes)(natural food recipes) (Special Diet Cookbooks & Vegetarian Recipes Collection Book 4)

Survival Pantry: Advanced Guide to Food and Water Storage, Canning, and Preserving (Prepping, Survival Pantry)

High Blood Pressure Natural Remedies and Diet That Really Work: How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally (Health Top Rated Series)

Spirit Animals: Book 1: Wild Born

Fijit Friends As Low As $5.90 Shipped (Was $39.99!)

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Head on over to Amazon and you can score a great deal on the Fijit Friends!  Great price to grab and donate for Toys for Tots as well!

*Fijit Friends Yippits Plooki Figure in Purple $5.90 (reg. $39.99) + FREE shipping

*Fijit Friends Yippits Patter Figure in Pink $6.43 (reg. $39.99)

*Fijit Friends Yippits Scooch Figure in Blue $6.76 (reg. $39.99)

*Fijit Friends Shimmies Purple Whirling Figure $6.50 (reg. $24.99)

(Thanks Hip2Save)

Amazon: Smart Touch Gloves for Smartphones Only $2 Shipped!

OOOH so glad this deal is back and at a great price!  I need some more of these for gifts this year!  I have several pairs of these gloves and they work great!

Head on over to Amazon and grab the Dragonpad Smart Glove Touch Glove for Smartphone  – Black for only $2 and free shipping!

  • Special conductive material interwoven into fingertips allows wearer to use touchscreen devices whilst wearing the gloves
  • Compatible with capacitive touchscreen devices, including the iPad and iPhone
  • Will not scratch or damage your screen
  • Hand wash in cool water only, reshape whilst damp
  • One size fits most

Earn Cashback For Buying Pumpkins and Bananas!

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I love Checkout51!  They always offer great cash back on produce!  This week, you can earn $.25 cash back for purchasing Bananas!  Another offer is $.25 for buying a pumpkin!  I have put both of these on my list to grab from Aldi this week and it’s perfect that I’ll earn money for buying what I needed anyways!

What’s awesome is that you DO NOT have to have a smartphone to get the cash back!  You can use your computer as well.  Plus it works from ANY store, including Aldi!  Click here for more info.  

Getaway to Savannah as low as $32/night!

Looking for a fall getaway?  Groupon has several great deals for Savannah, Georgia.  This is such a beautiful historical city.  As with all Groupons, be sure to read the fine print and make sure it works for your family. If you’re wondering if Groupon Getaways are legit, CLICK HERE to read a post I wrote regarding the topic.

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Best Western Savannah Gateway – Savannah, GA – $32/night

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Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Savannah Gateway – Savannah, GA – $59/night!

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Best Western Plus Savannah Airport Inn & Suites – $62/night!

Local Halloween Activities

Looking for some good Halloween fun for your family? These look like some great places to be for Halloween!

Zoo Atlanta’s Boo at the Zoo is going on this weekend, October 25 and 26 from 9:30 to 3. Enter the costume contest which starts at 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Get crafty with special Halloween games and crafts. Boogie down to Little Beat, a live party DJ. Take pictures with characters such as Lily Mouse, Splat the Cat, Stellaluna, Zhu Zhu the giant panda and more.

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Georgia Aquarium will be the Georgia A-Scary-Um from October 31-November 1. The Aquarium will be decked out with Halloween decorations and music. Enjoy Trick-or-Treat stations in each gallery, Halloween-themed crafts, spooky story-telling, and photo stations. For this event, kids 12 and under in costume will receive FREE general admission with each paid adult or Annual Pass holder (up to 2 free kids per paying adult).

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October 24, 25, 31 and November 1: Haunted Hills Hayride from 8-10 p.m., Victoria Bryant State Park in Royston. Join the annual spooktacular haunted hayrides for all ages. Featuring a movie, bonfire and refreshments for sale. $5 tickets plus $5 for parking.

On a smaller scale, there are a lot of activities going on in Athens. Several Halloween carnivals will be going on, including one at Memorial Park’s Bear Hollow Zoo, a Trunk-or-Treat at one of the police substations, haunted hikes and not so haunted hikes. Check here for a list of dates and locations.

In past years, my kids have always enjoyed trick-or-treating at downtown Watkinsville merchants on Halloween from 4 to 6. While I have not found advertising for it for this year, it has been held annually for years and will almost certainly be this year too.

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FOR THE OLDER AND THE BRAVER:

Athens Skate Inn will be having an all night skate on Halloween night with a costume contest from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for $20 with free skate rental.

Downtown Athens is quite a spectacle on Halloween night. There are many activities going on throughout the day, including their annual Wild Rumpus parade.

October 25 and 26 and Halloween weekend you can go for a scare at Zombie Farms on a real farm in Winterville. This very scary haunted trail is not for children or the faint of heart!

Amazon: Good Deal on GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce Pouches

Amazon has a pretty good deal on the GoGo Squeez appleapple, Applesauce on the Go, 3.2-Ounce Pouches, Pack of 48.  Right now they are priced at $24, which works out to be just $.50 per pouch.

Amazon Mom members get an extra 15% off when you use subscribe and save.  Add to your cart using subscribe and save and your total will be only $20.40, or just $.43 per pouch!

Cirque du Soleil Review, Ticket Offer, and Giveaway!

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If you haven’t already heard, Cirque du Soleil is back in Atlanta with their show, Amaluna!

Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.

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In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony. 

Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon”; a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Amaluna is also the name of the mysterious island where this magical story unfolds.

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Experience Amaluna from Cirque du Soleil, now playing under the iconic blue and yellow big top at Atlantic Station. Save 20% on a Family 4 Pack and take an adventure to an island governed by goddesses.  CLICK HERE and buy your tickets today. 

There aren’t enough words to describe how simply amazing a Cirque du Soleil show is to watch.  So many things going on at once that it can be hard to even figure out where to look!  Our friends at Cirque du Soleil have provided a pack of 4 tickets to give away to one lucky reader!  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!  Note the tickets are only for November 5th, 7:30 show.

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Thanksgiving Pretzel Turkeys

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Thanksgiving is a great time to show your appreciation to your family, God, and your many blessings.  One way I like to show my gratitude for those around me is to make fun food!  If you need a fun snack for the kids or something to bring to a fall party, check out how simple it is to make these adorable Thanksgiving Pretzel Turkeys!

Ingredients

  • Pretzels
  • Candy Corn
  • Rolos
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Sugar Pearls

Instructions

Preheat oven to 300?.

On a sheet tray lined with parchment paper lay your pretzels with the salted side down with the double rounded end pointed toward you.

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Place three candy corns on the single round end.  It’s easiest to start with the middle one and just place the tip under the middle of pretzel and the top part resting on the top of the pretzel.  Place the other two candy corns along the angled part of the pretzel so that they are touching the first candy corn.

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Gently lay an unwrapped Rolo on top of the candy corns.

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Place the tray in the oven until the Rolos are soft, 5-6 minutes.

You can push the Rolos down one of two ways.  You can use the back of a spoon to press them gently down to make sure they contact the pretzels and the candy corns.  The spoon is more direct and you are sure the Rolo is set.  But it tends to deform the Rolo more.

You can also do it while you apply the eyes and beaks. This way leaves the Rolo shape a little more but if you aren’t careful you get chocolate on your fingers that gets on the eyes and beaks.

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Apply 2 pearls for the eyes and half of a Reese’s pieces for the beak.  Take a toothpick and dab it in the melted chocolate at the edge of the Rolo and dab it in the center of the pearl to finish the eye.

Let cool at least 30 minutes before moving to a serving tray or airtight container.  Enjoy!

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Old Navy: 30% Off Purchase + Free 2 Day Shipping!

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