How To Save On Your BBQ Essentials

Summer is just around the corner and with that comes barbecuing! Nothing like the smell of the smokey grill, fresh cut grass and listening to the neighborhood kids laughing- that is when you know summer has arrived! With this you need to stock up on all your BBQ necessities to make for a great day of backyard and barbecuing.

One of the best places to hit to save big on BBQ essentials is the dollar stores. For less than $25 you can load a cart full of all the items you will need to make for a great day at the grill. Anything from your ketchup, paper plates, snacks, sauces, tongs, foils, and so on are just a few things you can pick up for just one dollar! Our local dollar stores are starting to have such a large variety of items that you will be sure to find everything you need!

When it comes to picking up your meats and produce wait until the last day of your ad circular. When a local store weekly ad ends on Saturday evening, head in around 9pm on that last day, you will see prices drop quickly. Items that were in the weekly ad and are still on the shelf need to be moved out of the store to make way for new product and new sale items. So managers will start to slash prices to get them off the shelf-quickly! This is the best time to snag a large amount of meat or produce for very little out of pocket.

If you are looking for the bigger ticket items such as a grill, hold out just a little longer. With Memorial day right around the corner, retailers will start handing out great discounts on grills and all their accessories. Match these great sales up with coupons or online coupon codes and you will be sure to snag a super cheap grill. Better yet, if you can hold out until the summer is coming to an end, most retailers will not hold onto outdoor grills through the colder months, so slashing prices to get them out the door will be something you will see come September! Patience is a necessity for this option!

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Recipe: Easy Shrimp Scampi

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I love Coconut Shrimp so I’m pretty sure I will love this! Can’t wait to test this out this summer, my oldest daughter’s mouth is already watering! Get the full recipe here at Tricia’s List

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101 Summer Fun Ideas To Do With The Kiddos

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Vacationing during the summer seems to get harder and harder each year. Our girls playing sports and my hubby gets really busy at work keeps us from taking anything more than just a weekend trip out of town. To hold us over til our December vacation, we try to keep busy with fun activities that we can do around town or at home that don’t break the bank in the process. Check out what we plan to do this summer with our 101 Summer Fun Ideas!

1. Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

2. Tie Dye with Sharpie & Alcohol

3. Create a Memory Jar

4. Make Daisy Jewelry

5. Catch Frogs at the Creek

6. Host a Field Day

7. Movie Night at Home

8. Backyard Twister

9. See FREE Or Cheap Movies- Cobb Theaters or Cinemark Theaters

10. Pillow Fort

11. Potato Stamps

12. Train Ride

13. Hitting at the Batting Cages

14. Yoga at Home

15. Frisbee Golf

16. Glow In The Dark Ring Toss

17. Make Cookies for a Friend

18. Dance Party

19. Homemade Band Concert

20. Make Our Own Snow Cones

21. Volunteer

22. Duck Feeding at Pond

23. Make Cards for Local Nursing Home

24. Make Our Own Sidewalk Chalk

25. Water Balloon Pinata

26. Minute To Win It Game Day

27. Backyard Hopscotch

28. Learn Sign Language

29. Make A Family Sign

30. Make a Family Cookbook

31. Visit Local County Fair

32. Write & Perform A Play

33. Perform A Sing Off

34. Coloring Day

35. Backyard Scrabble

36. Make Moon Sand

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37. Cloud Watching

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38. Car Scavenger Hunt

39. Backyard Tic Tac Toe

40. Make Our Own Bow and Arrow

41. Watch a Minor League Baseball Game

42. Make Our Own Dog Toys

43. Make Our Own Suckers

44. Ice Cream Eating Contest

45. Slip N Slide

46. Amusement Park

47. Paint Rocks for Rock Garden

48. FREE Museum Days

49. Make Slime

50. Water Balloon Fight

51. Lemonade Stand

52. Nature Tour at Park

53. Bird Watching

54. Spa Day

55. Swimming

56. Summer Reading Program

57. Watch the Sunset

58. Picnic at the Park

59. Backyard Bowling

60. Plant a Tree

61. Donate to Local Charity

62. Baking With Mom

63. Finger Painting

64. Make Cereal Necklaces

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65. Run In the Sprinkler- Make Your Own Sprinkler

66. Make Play Dough

67. Family Game Night

68. Family Wii Night

69. 3 Legged Races

70. Make Our Own Magic Show

71. Fire Station Tour

72. Paint & Frame a Picture

73. Movies in the Backyard

74. Make our own Parade

75. Homemade Dog Treats

76. Park Scavenger Hunt

77. Camp In Backyard

78. Create an Ice Cream Bar

79. Make a Birdfeeder

80. Visit a Local Beach

81. Plant Veggies in Yard

82. Family Bike Ride

83. Visit a Local Farmer’s Market

84. Visit a Pick Your Own Farm

85. Fishing at a Local Pond

86. Make a Sun Catcher

87. Kite Flying at Park

88. Create Summer Journals

89. Fireworks On the 4th

90. Catch Lightening Bug- Make A Jar

91. Fashion Show

92. Flashlight Tag

93. Star Gazing

94. Make a Boat and Race It

95. Visit the Library

96. Outdoor Photo Session

97. Visit Local Flea Market

98. Collect & Identify Leaves

99. Share Giant Banana Split

100. Bubble Blowing Contest- Homemade Bubble & Refill Container

101. Smore’s In The Backyard

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Up To 65% off Kids Clothes for the Spring & Summer

Daily Deals for Moms, Babies & Kids! It’s like a ticket to an amazing sample sale. Only members can take advantage of zulily’s low prices. Membership is free and signing up is fast and easy. Once you’re a member, you’ll be the first to know what we’ve got to offer every day. zulily events last 72 hours . . . then they’re gone! New brands move in and get their three days on the site.

Here are a few recent sales:

  • Twirl Around Girls’ Dress: A magical garment that can help any girl to look maximally sweet with minimal effort. 55% SAVINGS!
  • Hawaiian Luau: A vibrant collection that’ll deliver a slice of island living! 55% SAVINGS! Ends 3/15
  • Fairy Dreams Footwear: Brings imagination to life with their full line of whimsical flats and sandals. 50% SAVINGS! Ends 3/15
  • Kids Who Cook Collection: Invite little ones to explore the kitchen with this fantastic collection. 65% SAVINGS! Ends 3/17

 

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Get Ready for Summer Planting with Blooming Flower Seeds

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Looking for seeds for all your favorite flowers? Well go check out Blooming Flower Seeds. They have all kinds of perennial seeds or annual seeds. You can buy them in small batches or in bulk. I just love Butterfly Bushes and Daisies and she carries both in bulk for under $13!! She has so many amazing seeds; anything from Mexican Hats, Easter Egg Plants, Blazing Stars and Straw Flower Mix. I had never heard of these, but they are just stunning!!

The owner just loves her garden. She hand picks and counts each seed. Most of which are from her own garden. So if you are looking to plant some new plants this year check out Blooming Flower Seeds!!

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