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Saving with Albertsons and Safeway this Easter!

We all find ourselves trying to find the best deal to save some money. Especially as a mom to a few little kiddos money does not always seem to stretch as far as it use to and I am always trying to find the best way to make it work. Right now I found out that Albertsons and Safeway are having a great promotion on their gift cards! When you purchase a $50 gift card at their locations they will give you $10 off at your next grocery purchase of $25 or more! The easy part is that they give you coupon right there when your purchase your gift card and you can use it within 7 days.

If you are not sure what you need a gift card right now, well think about maybe Easter outfits for the family ! My kiddos always seem to end up with about three different outfits for Easter. Their current outfits in these pictures are from Children’s Place and Gymboree which happen to be two gift cards I could purchase at the participating grocery store.  My son got the hat, tie, jeans and shirt from Children’s place. He is always stylish. My little one is wearing Gymboree which they have the most cutest bunny outfits. Her sweater an even her shoes have bunny ears  all from Gymboree. Of course I could have save a little more with the gift cards while purchasing their Easter baskets.

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As for the  Easter basket for those special kiddos you might have in your life you can get them something goodies at the grocery store.  I know my little ones keep asking me for some Legos and candy as Easter approaches. I don’t think they understand that the Easter bunny leaves eggs and not toys like Santa. hehe

In my life very recently I had 4 birthdays back to back and could always use general gift cards for family and friends as gifts. If you don’t have a birthday coming you can always save them for a later time use. The great thing this promotions is good from 4/5 to 4/18 just right after Easter. Of course also right before my birthday, just in case you had me in mind (wink, wink). I might get myself a few gift card to spend on my birthday or even for mother’s day for my special mom and mother in law.  Especially since I always have such a hard time trying to figure out what to get my mother in law for a gift. I don’t like to get any mom house items as a gift. I want them to splurge on themselves and get something they want and not so much something they need in their home.

So what will you be getting with your gift cards at your local Albertsons and safeway? If you are not sure if their is a Albertsons or Safeway near you? You are able to click here to find one near you.  We also have a great giveaway you can enter below! Good luck everyone.


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Happy Easter!!

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Menchie’s Laguna Niguel Grand Opening

A few days ago I was able to attend a local event which had me very excited! It was the Menchie’s Laguna Niguel grand opening!  They had the most wonderful flavors and super fresh frozen yogurt. I am not a big fan of yogurt usually, but they were delicious. Everyone at the event seemed to enjoy them and the topping selections were endless or at least it felt that way since by the time I was at the end of the toppings I couldn’t see my frozen yogurt anymore!  My favorite part was the waffle cones that came with your choice or mix of available frozen yogurts.

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I was surprised and delighted to find out that the owners were a father and daughter team! It’s always nice to see families starting a business together. They seemed so happy to be going on this adventure together! They were very friendly and I am going to stop by soon with my own family so they can enjoy all the wonderful flavors.

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You can find this great location at :

Menchie’s Laguna Niguel. 30211 Golden Lantern, Suite A in Laguna Niguel, 92677

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You can also find them Facebook , Twitter and Instagram! In fact they have a Grand Opening Event planned at Menchie’s Laguna Niguel this week! I specially want to go for date night with the hubby on Friday for a buy one get one free.



Now for the big surprise… they are giving away $20 gift card for frozen yogurt redeemable at all locations!  You can’t beat that right?! When you stop by tell them Loren from Pandora’s Craft Box sent you, you won’t regret it.

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Mod Podge Collage Clay Craft

Mod Podge is coming up with the most interesting things I have seen in a while. I loved playing with the Mod Podge collage clay! Its super easy to use and does not dry fast. It also looks like acing on a cake. They have a tips I was tempted to lick it a couple of times however, do keep in mind the collage clay is not for eating but making your crafts look delectable! I was so excited to get to work on my DIY craft.

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The first thing I did was get my hands on two glasses that I could use for my project. Then I used the strawberry pink collage clay and the star tip to apply it on the glass. I put a little pressure on the the bag pressed it on the glass. I applied it at the bottom of the glass.

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I also use hot glue molds and used glitter glue sticks to make cute little around pearls. I wanted to add some bling to my now ice cream  glasses and new style of thing is to Mod podge collage clay decoden! Plaid’s really know how to stay with trend.

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Just add ice cream! Now we have cute little ice cream glasses  made out of Mod Podge collage clay. I let the collage clay dry over night since some parts of the clay were a little thicker than others.

You might be asking yourself where do I find this awesome mod podge collage clay decoden? Where else but Michael’s!

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What will you be doing with your Mod Podge collage clay?  Don’t forget to check out The Plaid Palette blog at http://www.plaidonline.com/blog for more great ideas! You can also find them on Facebook.

Don’t forget about the contest in which Plaid will be giving away collage clay crafts for your Decoden needs. a Rafflecopter giveaway.

Here are some others great ideas you can do with your Mod Podge Collage Clay Decoden !


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Disclosure: I have been compensated for this post however, all opinion are mine and crafts.

Legal disclaimer – “Collage Clay is not recommended for children ages 12 and under, and the product is not edible. Small parts are a choking hazard for children.” If you choose to show children involved in using the product, please make sure they are over 12 years old since the product is not recommended for children younger than this.

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