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Cooking with the Best! (+ a Giveaway!!)

13 Nov

Celebrate the Seasonal Bounty!

Williams-Sonoma has everything you need for a flawless feast…

A tip for getting ready for Thanksgiving: Set your table a couple of days in advance!

Find all of your Thanksgiving secret weapons!  Gravy base… No Thanksgiving is complete without gravy!


And stuffing!!


Celebrity Cook Books….



This seasonal specialty has a loyal following… Try on toast or waffles or use to make a pumpkin pie! The options are endless!

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Thanksgiving made easy… It is a meal so memorable that we wait all year long for. This year ensure success with tools and ingredients that make Thanksgiving simple and spectacular!

All the shortcuts to sensational stuffing. Four mixes that take the favorite side dish in whichever direction you want to go!


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Everything you need for slow cooking this winter!


The Original Peppermint Bark! Ring in the Season… I love to send peppermint bark as presents!


Set a brilliant mood for entertaining and special occasions!

Create a table with character… Welcome family and friends with a table set for a feast and spirits made merry by the magic of the season!


YUM! Hot Chocolate!!  A cup of good cheer! Chase away chilly weather with a mug of indulgent hot chocolate that warms hands and hearts.


Strike the right balance between simple and sophisticated…

Celebrate Hanukkah!


All kinds of great gift ideas!


Bar tools and stemware…


Power Up! Feel revitalized in minutes… their powerful juicers make it easy to create your own flavorful and nutritious juices.  Or make a fast and fresh smoothie!

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Easy as Pie! They have all the tools and mixes to make two of Fall’s definitive deserts – Pumpkin Pie and Pecan Pie! They make it even easier to enjoy all season long!


Tune up your kitchen skills with their in -store culinary experts! They offer free technique classes that you should definitely check out…

Each month brings a new lineup of cooking classes to your local Williams-Sonoma store. Learn about cuisines from around the world – and close to home – from their talented chefs and culinary experts.

  • Each 1½ – to 2-hour class includes a cooking demonstration, generous samples of featured dishes and printed recipes to take home.
  • Class fees vary by store location.
  • Participants receive a 10% discount on store purchases the day of the class.
  • Available at select stores; class dates and times vary by store location.
  • Space is limited and reservations are required. Call a participating store to register.

Do you know about their book signings? They are a unique opportunity to meet leading chefs and cookbook authors, get signed copies of the latest books and learn new ideas for cooking and entertaining.

  • Drop-in book signing events are held in select stores.
  • Authors personalize copies books purchased at Williams-Sonoma.
  • Proof of purchase required.  Next Book Signing is Friday,  from 12-2 with Chef Daniel Bruce!

Now here is the exciting news…..

You can win a cooking class for two courtesy of Williams-Sonoma!  

Enter to win! Just tell us your favorite holiday dish to make! One random winner will be selected!! Class is for November 19th for 2 people.

Good Luck!

Contest Time!!!

9 Sep

OK Friends!

Who is ready to have some FUN?!  I haven’t done a contest in a while and am super excited for this awesome one that Roster is putting on for us!

Looking to boost your gameday experience even more?  How about winning a new t-shirt and a $25 gift card?? Intrigued? Well, watch my video!

So…  what do you think?

Do you or someone you know always wear the same thing? Sit in the same seat? Only eat certain foods?

We want to hear it!

I cannot wait to hear all the crazy things some of you do!  :)

Remember, one female will win and one male will win and you will be selected by random!  So there are no wrong answers!  Pretty easy and some pretty good odds! Plus, this is super fun, right??

Guys, you could really use a new shirt right??


Ladies, see something you like?  Win a new t-shirt or pick something out with your $25 gift certificate if you win!!


Enter between now and 11:59pm on 9/21/13.  For official rules click here.

Good Luck!!!!

Get your Pat’s Fix!!! and a FUN CONTEST!!

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I was in the mood for a little Pat’s fix, so I headed on into Roster!  They always have some very fashionable options for any sports fan!

They offer great women’s styles that fit great – not like a man’s boxy shirt… but fitted and flattering! Plus, they are also stylish!

I found a great sweatshirt that looked super warm, so I just had to try it on!

It was so cozy!!  I didn’t want to take it off!

They also have a great selection for kids! So, my nephew Sammy got to see what they offered as well!

He enjoyed the little Pat’s teddy…

AND… he looks super in this Patriot’s Hat!

There was a lot to take in, so I made sure to really look around …. Roster truly has the best gear!!

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Roster is pumped for the upcoming Pats vs Rams game and wants to make sure we are too!  We all know the Pats could use us all in their corner right about now!

So, what do you think about having a little fun this week by playing a fun contest??  Might make the week go by faster to get us to the game!

Here’s the deal….

What COUPLE out there think they are the ULTIMATE PATS FANS!?!  Now, we use the term “COUPLE” loosely!  So, go ahead and have some fun with it!  For example, couples don’t necessarily have to be love birds…  Mother/daughter… Mother/son… Father/Dog… 2 friends…. and so on!

To enter to win, just leave a comment telling us why you think you’re the ultimate Pats fan couple!  Did you get engaged at Gillette stadium? Did you teach your dog a touchdown dance? Do you and your friends have the ultimate tailgate?  Just leave us a comment with your story, picture, video, etc. and you will be entered into the sweepstakes.

One “couple” will be randomly selected to win an item (up to $35 value) each, check it out here!!!!

Must be 13 or older to enter.  See the complete list of rules and regulations here.

Let’s send some positive vibes to the Pats this week!!!  GO PATS!🙂

Roster is such a FUN store! Thank you so much to Tom and the whole Roster Crew! They always partner with us to have some really awesome contests!

You should definitely “LIKE” their Facebook page to see all the fun that they have! PLUS, they often have their own giveaways!!

Roster’s Facebook Page – Give them a LIKE!

and remember… At ROSTER, everyday is game day. They’re always ready to suit you up for the next big game in town!

P.S. Did you know they are moving soon?  They are relocating from their current location, to a larger store in the Sears wing!  I will be sure to keep you informed with the details!

Game Night, Tonight @ The Brain Store!

19 Apr

Marbles: The Brain Store will be hosting a game night this Thursday!

It will be in the store, TONIGHT from 5:30-9:30. They simply clear off their tables in the store, and highlight 4-5 of their favorite games for everyone. All ages and families are invited, and it usually is a fun time had by all!

Speed, spatial reasoning skills, a good memory and a little bit of luck are all you need to win the game of Q-Bitz. Players race to be the first to recreate patterns on the game cards using their set of 16 colorful cubes. Win the round to keep the card. The player with the most cards wins. Since each round offers a new type of visual challenge, Q-Bitz plays to the strengths of different types of players. Round one is all about speed. Round two rolls in some luck. And round three really puts the ol' gray matter to the test by asking players to be the first to recreate a pattern from memory.

They are a one-of-a-kind retail store with a smart collection of hand-picked, expert-tested, certifiably fun ways to a healthier brain for all ages.

Rory’s Story Cubes contains nine cubes with 54 images. Just roll the cubes and come up with a story that links together all nine face-up images. So, say you get images of a bumblebee, a turtle and a crescent moon. Your story might go like this: Once upon a time, there was a bumblebee named “Turtle,” which was a very unfortunate name for a bumblebee. However, his parents wished upon a crescent moon for a turtle and got a bumblebee instead…. Hey, don’t laugh. There are no wrong answers here. Just hours of creative play that can serve as an ice-breaker, literacy development, mental workout and more.

Their stores are designed to let you roll up your sleeves and get a little brainy while you play games, solve puzzles, try out software and flip through books to find the right products for you and your noggin. Their team is chock-full of smart, outgoing people who are passionate about learning new things and creating a fun, interactive environment where customers can reach their brain’s fullest potential.

This is the kind of game that reminds you of summers spent with your kid sister stuck in the backseat of a wood-paneled station wagon on your way to Yellowstone. Or wait, was it Yosemite? Brain Box: All Around the USA gives players 10 seconds to study an illustrated card and memorize as many details as possible. Then, players roll the dice to determine which question they’ll be asked about the card. This clever memory game teaches players little-known facts about the 50 states while boosting visual perception and recall skills.

Remember, it is never too late to begin exercising your brain! Take a look at all their memory-boosting games, puzzles, software, books and more!

Here are some exciting new games you can look forward to playing:

The first is Gotcha!
 Gotcha is a delightful romp as players issue opponents rules they need to follow throughout the game. Rules like, compliment yourself during your turn, or only speak with your teeth clenched! If a player breaks a rule, it’s up to the group to catch them in the act!
The second new addition is Letter Roll.
   Think Boggle meets Scattergories, as players roll of to four twelve-sided letter dice each round. Players must then use those letter to create the longest list of words in one minute that contain those letters somewhere in each word! Highest score wins, but you better not be making up words!
The third is Distraction.
    Research shows that it is difficult for humans to memorize a sequence of numbers longer than seven digits. We put that skill to the test as players try to out memorize a list of numbers, but have to stop at random points to answer silly questions which can really throw off your concentration!
And finally I included a picture of the “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Cookbook” that their own BrainCoach Kate will be cooking a smorgasbord from on Thursday for everyone!

They have games, puzzles, software, books and more to boost memory skills, visual perception skills, critical thinking skills, and word skills.


What ends everything always?


The letter “g”

GURU Coupon Round-Up Time!

13 Apr

Save 20% through April 19th!

Print coupon for a 20% discount on any purchase in store.

Print coupon for a free gift full-size Signature shower gel and mini body lotion with any full-size Signature collection purchase. See coupon for more details.

April 14th from 10-4 ONLY


Macy’s Wow Pass. Print coupon for an extra 15% discount on select sale & clearance apparel for men, women and kids. See coupon for more details

Macy’s Wow Pass Valid 4/11-4/15/2012

Macy’s Wow Pass. Print coupon for an extra 20% discount on all regular, sale & clearance apparel in their big and tall department. See coupon for more details.

Macy’s 20% off

Macy’s Wow Pass. Print coupon for an extra 10% discount on suit separates & suits for her. See coupon for more details

Macy’ save 10%


Print coupon for a $30 discount on your purchase of $75 or more. See coupon for more details. Expires April 17.

$25 off your purchase of $75 or more!* Now through April 17, 2012


Print coupon for a $25, $50, or $75 discount on your entire in store   purchase at lane bryant retail stores.

Print coupon for discount on your purchase through 5/2nd


Print coupon for a 25% discount on your next purchase at your local Payless store. See coupon for more info.

Save 25% at Payless!


It’s a Palooza!
ALL Samplers and Tarts are $1! No coupon necessary!


$20 off $125 or $50 off of $250 (valid 4/15 ONLY)

Valid 4/15 ONLY $20 off or $50 off


Insider Rewards!


Print a coupon for a $5 discount on your purchase of $25 or more. See page for more details.

$5 0ff a purchase of $25 or more through 12/31/12

Print and present this coupon to receive an additional 40% discount on one regular-priced item throughout the store. See coupon for more details.

save 20% on your next 77kids in-store purchase

Save 20% through 6/30/12

Save 40% good through April 23rd.

Print the whole coupon for a 40% discount on your entire purchase storewide.

Which coupon are you most excited for?? 

Saturday, April 14 – VINCI Kid’s Day!

10 Apr

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?

Come to Natick Mall for VINCI Kid’s Day!

If you have little ones, you are bound to know the characters that will be visiting the mall Saturday!  Join us and meet Sid the Science Kid, Billy Ant and Hohoha Monkey!  There will be fun activities all day including two sing-alongs to “Science is Everywhere”.

Parents, while you’re there make sure to demo the VINCI tablet and talk to education experts about their innovative learning system!

Fun for the whole family!  Make sure to stop by on Saturday, April 14th (10am – 5pm) in the center court outside of Lord & Taylor!

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 Meet Sid, Billy Ant and Hohoha Monkey on VINCI Kids Day. Sid will perform at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Plus: Enter to win a FREE VINCI.

What Is VINCI?

VINCI was created as a new category of learning tools for a collaborative and fun learning experience with the goal to engage, empower and educate young children to achieve early learning objectives. VINCI Early Learning Systems work in conjunction with VINCI Curriculum, comprised of a series of age specific learning apps and assessment tools. VINCI is the technology platform that is specifically designed to help children prepare for future success.

Developmental Science

VINCI Curriculum adopts scientific research to provide engaging and educational digital content with a special focus on building capabilities.

VINCI empowers children by constantly optimizing its content through in-house research studies and in collaboration with universities as well as other scientific institutions.

Cutting Edge Technology

VINCI Learning Systems integrate the latest mobile technology, powered by Android, 3D animation and capacitive touchscreen to engage children in a fun learning experience.

Early Childhood Education – An Integrated Early Learning Solution

VINCI Curriculum saves parents time on searching and qualifying apps by providing a complete all-in-one learning system for the intellectual development of toddlers and preschoolers. The three levels of VINCI Curriculum, including The CuriousThe Confident, and The Capable, are especially tailored to accommodate the different aspects of a child’s developing mind by helping her/him build Thinking Skills; Social & Emotional Understanding; Language & Literacy Abilities; Maths & Logical Reasoning; Science; and General Knowledge.

Why Is It Called VINCI?

VINCI was named in honor of Leonardo da Vinci, a scholar, an inventor and innovator, who embodied the type of renaissance thinking we all wish to inspire in our children. Da Vinci’s philosophy equally weighs arts, science, creativity and hard work. Like Da Vinci, we inspire children to make their own breakthroughs.

All I know is that my kids had a blast playing with the tablets! I’m sure yours will too!

All Stars “Ultimate Fan” Sweepstakes Contest

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I had such a blast during my visit at All Stars! Lucky for me, my brother-in-law Andrew decided to stop into visit me with my nephew Samuel!  So, I had some live models to show off all of All Stars great gear!! Located on the 2nd Floor at the top of the center escalator, this is your destination for any of your favorite sport team gear!  

Meet the friendly crew at All Stars!

Take a look at all of the amazing options for you!  They really have you covered!!

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Here is the BEST PART!!  To celebrate opening day at Fenway…. 

How GREAT is that?? This is the PERFECT time to head into All Stars to grab yourself some new stuff for a new season!! 



To celebrate 100 years of “America’s most beloved ballpark” All Stars wants to do a FUN CONTEST!!

All you have to do is list a favorite memory from Fenway Park!! So easy and so fun! I will really enjoy reading your answers, so please play!!🙂


Must be 13 years or older to enter and a legal US resident.  No Purchase necessary. Click HERE for the official rules.

And remember, stop into Roster and tell them the GURU sent you to save 10%!! Good through opening day at Fenway! ENJOY!!

GURU Coupon Round-Up!

6 Apr

Time for the GURU Coupon Round-Up! Happy Saving!

Print coupon for a $15 discount on every $60 you spend in store. 

$15 off every $60 you spend through April 9th!

Take $10 off your purchase of $50 or more with the coupon below.

$10 off $50 or $25 off of $100 through April 25th


Macy’s Easter wow pass. Print coupon for an extra 15% discount on select sale & clearance apparel for men, women and kids. See coupon for more details.

15% off through April 7th


Print coupon for Print coupon for a $25 discount on your purchase of $75. 

Print coupon for a $25 discount on your purchase of $75 through April 10



Print coupon for a 25% discount on your next purchase at your local Payless store. See coupon for more info.

Happy Birthday! Save 25% through April 30th


Print coupon, buy one regularly priced large jar candle and get one free.

Yankee Candle – Buy one get one FREE (through 5/13)


$20 off $125 or $50 off of $250 through April 10th!

Bebe Coupon LINK for printable coupon


Print a coupon for a $5 discount on your purchase of $25 or more. See page for more details.

$5 off at Buildabear through 4/8th

Print coupon and bring it to a Victoria’s Secret Store

 Free Lip Gloss with any in store purchase though April 12


Do you know of a coupon that I missed? Be sure to email me at or just post a comment on my blog!


GURU Coupon Round-Up!

30 Mar

Here we go!

It’s another GURU Coupon Round-up!

This week I included a bunch of coupons that haven’t expired yet! 

Happy Saving!

You have a couple days left on this one from 77 Kids:

Get 20% off your next 77kids purchase with the coupon below!

20% off through March 31st

Take $10 off your purchase of $50 or more with the coupon below.

$10 Off Your Purchase at Aéropostale through 3/31

Save $5 on a purchase of $25 when you present this coupon in store.

Save $5 on a purchase of $25 through 3/31st

Save 20% on any item when you present the coupon below.

Save 20% on any item through 3/31


Receive a FREE 7-Pc. Gift with $23.50 Clinique purchase

Semi Annual Diamond Sale. Print coupon for an extra 10% discount on sale, clearance fine jewelry & watches. See coupon for more details.

10% off diamond sale at Macy’s through April 1

Take $20 off $100 Registry Purchase through April 2nd

Save $20 off $100 Registry Purchase


Print coupon for a $30 discount on your purchase of $75 or more. See coupon for more details. Expires April 1.

NY & Company coupon for $30 off


Print coupon for a $25, $50, or $75 discount on your entire in store ourchase at lane bryant retail stores.

Save $25 at Lane Bryant through March 25th


Print coupon for a 25% discount on your next purchase at your local Payless store. See coupon for more info.

25% off at Payless (Good through March 31st)


Print coupon, buy one regularly priced large jar candle and get one free.

Yankee Candle – Buy one get one FREE (through 5/13)


$20 off $125 or $50 off of $250

Bebe Coupon LINK for printable coupon


$15 off every $50 you spend through 3/31

Save $15 off every $50 you spend!


Print a coupon for a $5 discount on your purchase of $25 or more. See page for more details.

$5 off at Buildabear through 4/8th

Print coupon for a 20% discount on regular & sale merchandise and 15% off the home collection and at Lord and Taylor home stores. See coupon for more details.

Lord & Taylor good through April 2nd

A couple of sales to be aware of: 

Buy One Get One 50% Off Sale at Stride Rite

3/7/2012 – 4/1/2012
Store: Stride Rite

Buy One Get One 50% off all footwear and accessories!

BOGO 50% Sale at Spencer’s

2/16/2012 – 4/9/2012
Store: Spencer’s
Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Hats
Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Tee Shirts
Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Tank & Tube Tops
Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Baby Apparel & Accessories
Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Belts & Buckles

Dress & Swim SALE at Hanna Andersson

2/27/2012 – 4/1/2012
Store: Hanna Andersson

Pre-season savings on dress & swim just in time for springtime fun!

See store for details.

Which coupon(s) are you most excited for? Make sure you tell me all about your great deals!! ENJOY!

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