National Police Week is sneaking back up on us again! This year, it is May 10-16, 2015. I’ve been working on putting together some new ideas in addition to our law enforcement appreciations bags from last year. In the past year, so much negativity has been brought out towards our officers. Being married to one, all the hatred really hurts. There are fantastic guys and gals that go out every day to keep us all safe. It’s great to take a few days to just say thank you and offer a little token of our appreciation. Even a simple “Thank You” says a lot!
If you are looking for some great store-bought gifts for your local officers, Family Christian has a couple to consider. I recommend both the Courageous DVD and the Grace Card DVD. We have both of these and they are fantastic. I honestly don’t think I could pick a favorite between the two. Both are encouraging for not only officers, but fathers as well. Another item that I’m considering grabbing for our guys are these Beatitudes Bookmarks. People often forget the “Blessed are the peacemakers” part.
If you prefer something homemade, I’ve put together some goodies that don’t cost as much as the bags I put together last year, but I know they will still appreciate it! I’ve made some fun printables to go along with these so you can print and make as well. All you need is a printer, some small bags of chips, and some kit-kats!
To download the free printable, simply click on their name below to view and print the PDF:
Here’s a photo of the Kit-Kat one. It’s really basic but cheap enough that you could make a bunch easily.
And of course a reminder of our bags from last year:
And the printables:
Do you have any other ideas? I’d love to hear them! How are you saying “Thank You” this year?
In the market for a new or bigger frying pan? Amazon has the WearEver C94407 Pure Living Nonstick Ceramic Fry Pan, 12-Inch, Gold for a whopping 69% off right now, down to just $12.47! Great wedding gift, mother’s day gift, or gift for yourself! Even better, it’s oven safe!
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Heads up Disney fans! Score a FREE Disney Side Stick Family! I’ve already received mine and I love it! You can customize each family member! Do you wear Goofy hats? Matching Mickey t-shirts? Maybe you all love churros. Choose the features that best express your family’s Disney Side to build your stick figure family. Then you can show it off to all your friends! You can stick it on your car, notebook, or somewhere in your house. Click below to get yours!
BebeBella.com is offering up to 80% off their popular blankets! There is a great selection right now but it will sell out quickly! I’m loving all the cute boy prints for our upcoming son!
Great news for Kohls.com shoppers! We have new codes! Head on over to start shopping!
- FLOWER30 – 30% off entire purchase (cardholders)
- MVCAPRIL – free shipping on any order (cardholders)
- CATCH15OFF – 15% off $100 purchase (non cardholders)
Other codes you can use as well:
- COMFORT10 — $10 off $40 women’s comfort and athletic shoe purchase (exp 5/3)
- HASBROSW20 — Extra 20% off Star Wars toys by Hasbro (exp 5/10)
- EXTRA20 — Extra 20% Off Select Men’s Clearance (exp 5/1)
Also don’t forget that Kohls cash starts today!
Groupon is once again offering an incredible deal to Sam’s Club! Only $45 for a Sam’s Plus Membership package ($142.94 value)!
With the purchase of the Sam’s Plus Membership package, you’ll receive:
- A one year Sam’s Plus membership ($100 value)
- Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member
- $20 gift card valid for any in-club, online or fuel purchases
- Three Fresh-food certificates, redeemable at the time of membership activation through Monday, July 27, 2015 (a $22.94 value), including:
- One rotisserie chicken (2.75lb—$4.98 value)
- One container of Italian Rose Fresh Salsa (48 oz—$9.98 value)
- Gourmet cupcakes (8-count—$7.98 value)
Offer valid for new Sam’s Club Members only; not valid for those with a current membership or those who were Sam’s Club members less than 6 months prior to April 21, 2015. Offer valid for U.S. Sam’s Clubs only; not valid in Puerto Rico locations.
As you know, I’m expecting our 5th baby! I’m working on taking advantage of some baby registry deals. Target is one that I’m registering with, and not for gifts from friends, but for the benefits!
Head on over to create a Target Baby Registry and you’ll get $50 in coupons and samples from Target! Also 8 weeks before your due date, you can score an extra 15% off anything left on your registry list! Lots of other benefits along the way as well!
For your free welcome box, stop by the Guest Service desk at any Target store for $50 coupon savings and free samples after you get your email. Check out what was in my bag:
Head on over to Educents.com and scroll down to score 10 Earth Day Freebies for your kids! Educents offers printable curriculum, worksheets, and activities for kids to go along with what they are learning in school! There are some great freebies that I just scored!
- Earth Day Sort – Help kids learn the difference between reducing, reusing, and recycling!
- Happy Earth Day Writing Activity – Kids of all ages can reflect on ways their family, school, and themselves can help keep the Earth healthy. Also encourages handwriting practice!
- Earth Day Coloring Pages – Creative kiddos can color the Earth with their colors of choice, or follow the color-by-code page to add critical thinking to art hour.
- Earth Day Poof! Subtraction to 5 – This Earth Day themed game builds fluency with subtraction facts to 5. It can be played in a small group or as a partner game. It is a fun way to practice those facts!
- Earth Day Word Search Freebie – Enjoy this Earth Day themed word search puzzle with 21 eco-friendly terms like atmosphere, compost, and recycle.
- Earth Day Bookmarks – The perfect Earth Day treat for your students. Available in full-color and black-and-white.
- Earth Day Survey and Graph – A fun and different way to practice graphing in your classroom while encouraging collaboration between students.
- Spring Coloring Book – Let your little ones COLOR & SPELL Spring words.
- Love the Earth Mystery Picture Graph – Students will love discovering the mystery picture by coloring in the correct squares on the alphanumeric grid using the coordinates given. This is a great addition to an Earth Day or recycling unit!
- April 2015 Journal – A month of free journaling for learners age 8 to 100! Read about important historic, artistic, and current events that happened during the month of April – including J. Robert Oppenheimer’s birthday and Earth Day on April 22nd. Then develop vocabulary and critical thinking skills.
Kohls.com is offering up some great deals today! I’m definitely grabbing some new pillows to replace some worn out ones! In addition to the deals, you can score $10 in Kohls Cash for every $50 you spend!
Check it out:
The Big One Microfiber Pillows – Only $2.99 for Queen or $8.99 for King!
The Big One Solid Bath Towels (many colors) – Only $2.99!
My husband has been wanting to go to an air show for quite some time! He’s so excited that this air show actually falls on his days off!
Wings Over North Georgia
- The headliners: the USAF F-22 Raptor Demo Team, who show off the skills of the Air Force’s finest by arcing through the air with precision
- Other altitude-climbing performer: Kent Pietsch, who soars, tumbles, stalls, and launches skyward again in his bright yellow plane
- Altitude-descending performers: the Lucas Oil Parachute team, which has a combined 9,600 jumps between its members
- Grounded performer: the Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Car, which speeds across the tarmac at up to 400 mph
- Fiddle-playing performer: musical guest Charlie Daniels
- His fortes: rabble-rousing spirit, red-white-and-blue circulatory system, country tunes that take the backroads into Southern rock
- The Beelzebub-whuppin’ hit that brings down the house: “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”
- Other events: BBQ Classic “The Double”, where cooks vie for $25,000 worth of prizes in a competition sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society; the Kids Zone, where inflatables shaped like airplanes help little ones mimic the pilots overhead until a day-ending fireworks display fills the sky with color