Wednesday, December 21, 2011

2 Nights Lodging In Beautiful Pacific City for only $199

Enjoy a two-night stay in Pacific City on the Beautiful Oregon Coast.  Living Social Escapes is offering a wonderful vacation package this week.   For $199 you can get a two-night weekday stay ($249 weekend) at the Inn at Cape Kiwanda.  Plus breakfast for two at Pelican Pub & Brewery, a bottle of Pelican Belgian Style Ale upon arrival, and a Pelican Beer Taster Tray.  This is a beautiful spot on the Oregon Coast.  My family and I spent an afternoon here a few months ago.  We played in the surf and then enjoyed a delicious lunch at the pub.  My husband still talks about his artisan pizza topped with sea scallops.  If you want to take advantage of this wonderful escape package just head over to Living Social and select the Living Social Escapes on the left side of the page.     

Friday, November 18, 2011

Creative meals when the cupboards are bare.

It is amazing how creative one can get when the cupboards are bare. It is time for me to go grocery shopping, but it was so cold and wet outside I didn't want to go to town. Let alone face the grocery store with three kids. So into the kitchen I went to see what kind or healthy and tasty meal I could come up with. The options were pretty slim but what I came up with must have been a hit because the plates are empty and little tummy's are full. I ended up making swiss card and venison pizza. I had some left over spaghetti sauce with venison. I sauted some swiss card in butter with garlic and a splash of wine. I made my own pizza dough (recipe follows) and topped it with the spaghetti sauce, added fresh garlic, added the swiss chard, and topped it off with an Italian cheese blend. Then added some more garlic, because roasted garlic makes everything better. I baked it at 375* for 20-25 minutes. I have a great pizza dough recipe I use. It is a soft chew dough. 2 cups warm water 2 1/4 tsp yeast 1 tsp sugar 1 1/2 tsp salt 3 TBS olive oil 4-6 cups flour Mix warm water sugar and yeast. Add oil, salt, and 4 cups of flour. Mix well and add about another cup of flour. Turn out on a floured surface and kneading for 5-7 minutes adding a little flour if needed. Form the dough into a ball and put into an oiled bowl. Then cover and let rest for ten minutes. Divide the dough and roll out to 13" pizza crust and place on pizza pans. Bake at 375* for about ten minutes. Then remove from the oven and use your favorite toppings. (Or in my case whatever you have on hand.) Then bake for 15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

I love the fall because I have an excuse to use pumpkin in as many recipes as I can.  I love pumpkin muffins, scones, lattes, and of course, cookies.  I just experimented with a sugar cookie recipe and adapted it make these delicious pumpkin spice sugar cookies.   I hope you get a chance to try this recipe out. 
Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies
¾ cup of butter
½ cup of pumpkin
2 cups of sugar
3 TBS milk
2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs beaten
5 ½ cups of flour
½ tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Cream butter and add sugar and cream well.  Add pumpkin and continue to cream.  Then add milk and vanilla to eggs and mix well.  Sift the dry ingredients together and add to creamed mixture alternating with the liquid ingredients.    Chill.*  Roll dough out onto a surface floured with powder sugar and cut out.   Heat oven to 375* and bake for 8-10 minutes.  Makes 10 dozen cookies.   These would be great with a cream cheese and pumpkin spice glaze drizzled over the top. 
*I divide the dough into five sections and put them in the freezer.  Then during the holidays I will pull a section of the cookie dough out and let it unthaw overnight in the fridge.    

Friday, July 22, 2011

If you are planning a trip to Southern California you should definately take advantage of this great deal for 5 Days for the price of 1 at LegoLand California! - Expires 07/31/2011  We visited LegoLand on our last trip to California and had a blast.  This deal includes a hopper pass between LegoLand, Sea Life, and the WaterPark.  Just follow the link above to get more information.
Also if you are a FaceBook fan of Expedia you can get a $50 prepaid Visa when you book a two-night hotel stay through participating hotels.  Find hotel deals at Expedia!
I hope you all are enjoying your summer. 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Blue Dog Bakery Dog Treats For As Little As $2.03 Shipped!!

You can get a great deal on Blue Dog Bakery Natural Soft Dog Treats from Amazon this month.  You can save up to 35% off these All Natural dog treats during the month of June.  If you enter code BLUEDOG9 at check-out you will save 20%.  If you select the subscribe and save option you will save an additional 15%.  You can get the six packages of the  Blue Dog Bakery Natural Soft Dog Treats, Peanut Butter Flavor Softies for $12.17.  That is $2.03 each and includes shipping if you select the subscribe and save option.  Just follow this link to the  Blue Dog Bakery products on Amazon.  Also make sure to check out the other sales in the pet department.  Including Newman's Own Organic Pet Foods.   You can save 10% when you use code NOOPET25 at check-out and save an additional 15% when you choose the subscribe and save option. 

Monday, June 13, 2011

$10 for a $20 Gift Certificate from 4 Daughters Irish Pub!

Good morning everyone!  I hope your monday is off to a great start and here is something to make it even better.  If you hurry you can grab a $20 gift certificate for only $10 to 4 Daughters Irish Pub.  KOBI's E-Deal of the Day is for 4 Daughters and they have a limitted supply of gift certificates available.  Follow this link here to the e-deal.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sign Up For GROUPON Today To Save On Your Summer Fun!

With summer finally here it is time to start thinking of things to do this summer.  Well one idea would be to sign up for Groupon and find fun and exciting things to do with savings well over 50%.  And if you like shopping and eating there are deals to be had there also.   My family has already planned part of our summer vacations through Groupon.  We received 50% off our tickets to the Oregon Coast Aquarium.  Now I am waiting for a good Groupon Deal for a hotel.  My real goal would be to plan a vacation with Groupons.  If you haven't signed up for Groupon yet I would highly recommend that you do.  Just go here to sign up for Groupon and see what adventures are in store for you.  And if you have used Groupon before leave a comment about your favorite Groupon purchase.  I think my favorite purchase so far was for my families outing to Wildlife Safari in Winston.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

$100 for a 2-Night Stay at Loon Lake Lodge in Reedsport!!

  If you are looking for a fun and affordable family getaway I have just the thing!  Eugene Groupon is offering a great family escape to Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort.  They have two options available.  For only $100 you have your choice between a two night stay (any day) in a motel room with either a king size bed or two full-sized beds.  The other option is to stay two nights in a basic cottage on a week-night.  Both options also include a 1-hour paddle boat rental.  It looks like this deal will be available on Groupon through late Sunday early Monday.  So you have a little time to decide.  If you haven't signed up for Groupon go here and sign up today!  If you already have an account just follow the link above and look for the Eugene deals!   Also don't forget to like Country Mama Bliss on Facebook if you haven't done so yet. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

$107 for an Ocean-View Room at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport...Plus Extras!

Portland Groupon is offering a great deal on an overnight stay at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport.  For only $107 you get an ocean-view room plus a $25 dining credit and a bottle of champagne.  If you purchased the Oregon Coast Aquarium tickets a few months ago from Groupon now is the time to book your hotel room.  You can't beat this rate for a summer's night stay in an ocean-view room at the coast.  Click here to sign up for Groupon if you don't have an account.  Otherwise just follow the Groupon link above and look for the deals from Portland.  This offer is only available through today so don't wait too long to take advantage of this great offer!  

Friday, May 13, 2011

Gluten-Free Sale at Amazon for Celiac Awareness Month

Amazon has some great deals in their grocery department for the month of May.  Many gluten-free items are up to 30% off.  Just follow the link: Celiac Awareness Month. to find out the great savings on Gluten Free food.  You can save an additional 20% off of Bob's Red Mill Baking Products.  Just use code BOBSGFO5 at check out to save 5% plus get an addtional 15% if you use the Subscribe and Save option when you place your order. You can buy Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Flour, 22-Ounce Packages (Pack of 4) for only $11.76.  That is less than $3 a bag.  The Ancient Harvest Quinoa Pasta that I buy for my family is still on sale, but the supply of the bulk Pagoda Pasta is running low , so I wouldn't hesitate on placing that order. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cynthia Cournoyer, author of "What About Immunizations?" will be at Oregon books this Friday and Saturday.

Local author, Cynthia Cournoyer has recently released the seventh edition of her informative book about immunizations.   What About Immunizations? Exposing the Vaccine Philosophy is fundemental in helping parents with their vaccination decision.  Cynthia will be at Oregon Books in Grants Pass this Friday the 13th from 3pm-6pm and all day Saturday the 14th. Come to Oregon Books and meet her and find out more about her book What About Immunizations? Exposing the Vaccine Philosophy.   And if you already read her book make sure to follow the link below to leave a positive review on Amazon.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Delicious Healthy Snacks and Gluten Free Pasta Deal on Amazon!!

If you have never tried the Revolution Foods Jammy Sammy Snacks you need to.  Many of their items are wheat free, however they are not marked gluten free.  My kids love these snacks and I just recently found them on Amazon for a great deal.  You can save 30% off of these snack squares when you enter code PLUMOR33 at checkout.  Plus save an additional 15% if you sign up for subscribe and save.   Unfortunately the sale ends soon on April 30.  Another great Gluten Free item  I recently found at Amazon was Ancient Harvest Quinoa Pagoda Pasta in a 10 lb case for only $32.29.  That equates to only $1.60 per 8oz compared to $2.89 for an 8oz box at the local grocery stores.  My family and I love the quinoa pasta much better than other gluten free pastas on the market.  It isn't as starchy as the brown rice pasta and it has a great flavor and bite.  I actually enjoy it more than whole wheat pasta.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

31 Days to Clean...Can I do it?

I want a clean house again.  It is pretty bad when I ask the kids to pick up their toys and they ask me who is coming over.  When did a clean house equate to company coming over?  Baby number three is almost eight months old now and I still haven't managed to find a way to balance housework, mothering, homeschooling, and being a wife.  I have had a good day if I have managed to vacuum, get the dishes washed, and chip away at the growing laundry.  But there is still clutter.  I think that is my Nemesis.  The dreaded "clutter".   Well today I heard about a book, 31 Days to Clean - Having a Martha House the Mary Way by Sarah Mae.  The author is offering a free copy if you tweet the link to the book or blog about it.  I thought I would share the information with you. Here is the link: so you can check the book out and get more information.  In the meantime I am hoping this book will help and encourage me in my housecleaning endeavor.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Last chance to get your $20 credit when you sign up at RueLaLa!

You can get a $20 credit to RueLaLa if you sign up today!  Hurry because this offer ends today!  Make sure to sign up at this online Botique so you will have your $20 to spend.  Just follow the link to RueLaLa!

"Organically Grown" Deal on LivingSocial: Only $10 for $20 to Spend!

Eugene Living Social site is offering two great deals to buy organic baby goods at Organically Grown.  For $10 you can get $20 or for $15 you can get $32 to spend on their website.  Purchase today's Living Social Deal Here!  Make sure to click on the Eugene area deals to find this special!

$20 for $40 Worth of Skincare products from The Body Shop

If your skin is in need of some renewal then grab today's Groupon.  The Sacramento Groupon site is offering this great $40 for $20 deal at The Body Shop.  This deal works at all of their stores.  The only downside is for us southern oregonians the deal is for in store only.  But if you are planning a trip up North by all means get this deal and treat yourself to a mall visit.  Just follow the link above to take advantage of this skin soothing deal!

Four-Day, Three-Night rafting and camping trip down the Rogue River from Echo River Trips for only $445!

You can get a great deal right now for a glorious trip down the Rogue River from Echo River Trips. This four-day and three-night rafting adventure takes you down a 38 mile stretch of the wild and scenic section of the lower Rogue River.  At the end of each day a campsite will be waiting for you.  And breakfast, lunch, dinner, and beverages will be provided.  If your calender is open make sure to sign up right away, because this deal is only good for river trips booked for May 2011. You can snag this great deal on an Adventure Vacation through Groupon on the San Francisco page.  Just follow this link: Find Today's Daily Deal on the Best in San Francisco! to sign up for your exciting adventure on the Rogue River.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Groupon Deal for Dominos Pizza

Groupon: Get the Best Deal in Your City Today!  If you are in the mood for pizza you definitely need to take advantage of this Groupon deal. Today, April 20, Groupon is featuring Domino's Pizza: $8 for any large pizza with up to 10 toppings (online order, carryout only). With Domino's large selection of toppings you can really get creative with your pizza. Just follow the Groupon link above to take advantage of this great deal.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Save $5 at Casablanca Coffee & Grill in Grants Pass

Casablanca Coffee & Grill is one of my families favorite places visit for a fast and HEALTHY meal. Here is a link to a couple of great coupons for Casablanca.
Go here to save on your next dinner at Casablanca Coffee and Grill

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Soft Dolls only $12.50 and other Great Deals at the online Disney Store this week!!

Check out the featured deals at the online disney store this week!
**Tink's Treasure of the Week: Soft Dolls now $12.50 at Disney Store. Shop Now!
**Buy 2 Kids Sleepwear Items for $24 at Disney Store. Shop Now!
**Buy 2 Medium Plush for $28 at Disney Store. Shop Now!

Melissa and Doug Plush Toys 40% off Today!!

Today is the day to stock up on precious plush toys from Mellisa and Doug They are featured on Amazon's Gold box deals for the day. These adorable animals would be perfect little easter gifts for the kiddos. You get free super saving shipping if your order is over $25. But you could get free two day shipping with Amazon prime if you have it.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Two night stay at the Best Western Inn at Face Rock in Bandon for $149

Groupon is offering a 2 night stay at the Best Western Inn at Face Rock in Bandon for $149.  This includes a complimentary breakfast and a $40 credit toward dinner.  They have a second option available also.  For $279 you can stay 2 nights in a spa suite and get the complimentary breakfast and a $40 credit towards dinner.  Follow the link below to sign up for Groupon and look for the deal under the Portland offers.  Hurry because this offer ends soon.

Great Deal on J Brand Houlihan Maternity Cargo Pants

Great deal on A Pea in the Pod Collection: J Brand Houlihan Secret Fit Belly(tm) Twill Cargo Pockets Slim Leg Maternity Pants on Amazon.  These pants might be a little over my budget...well way over when you consider most of my maternity pants are exchanged between myself, my sister, and a friend.  But someone out there may appreciate these cargo pants.  Especially since you can save $150 off the regular price.  They are one of the featured "daily deals" happening at Amazon right now.  These stylish J Brand Houlihan cargo pants can be yours for $99.99.  Now if you are more into saving money I would recommend the Baby Be Mine Maternity Belly Band.  The belly band allowed me to wear my regular jeans until I reached my third trimester.  But if you want that one splurge in your maternity wardrobe check out the J Brand Cargo Pants.  Just follow the link below.    

Friday, April 1, 2011

Oregon Coast Aquarium is over 50% off on Groupon!

There is a great deal for tickets to the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. They have two options available. **$15 gets you two adult tickets **$25 gets you two adult tickets and two children tickets. That is over 1/2 off. Follow the following link and look for the extra nearby deals on the right side of the Groupon page.   And if the deal is over make sure to sign up for Groupon so you will know what other great deals they may have coming up.   

An extra 25% off Clearance at the Disney Store Online Plus other great savings!

Find the best deals on Disney toys, including stuffed toys, video games and more for boys and girls at the online Disney Store.. Here are some of the great sales the Disney Store is having today. *Today Only! Get an Extra 25% Off Clearance Items at Disney Store with Promo Code: NOJOKE. Shop Now! *Free Shipping on your entire order with any Tangled purchase at Disney Store with Promo Code: TOWER. Shop Now! 125x125 Princess

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Take a walk on the wild side and visit Wildlife Images. 1/2 off at Edeal on KOBI's website!

EDeals on KOBI's website is featuring a $20 gift certificate for $10 to Wildlife Images. Just follow the link below to go the KOBI website to purchase the deal. You might have to copy and paste the link in your browser. Don't wait too long to deside because this deals only available until late tonight.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Invite to LivingSocial

If you haven't signed up for the group deal sight LivingSocial now is the time to do it. They have great offers in Portland and Eugene and some of thier offers are geared toward Southern Oregon also. LivingSocial has also started a family edition in Portland so you can save on things like museums, zoos, aquariums, and other fun family adventures. Just follow the link below to sign up. Invite to LivingSocial

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

20% off Britax Car Seats at Amazon this Week. Plus other great markdowns!!

Amazon is having an amazing Britax Car Seat Salethis week only. You can get up to 20% off of Britax Car Seats. Also now is the time to stock up and buy things on amazon with thier spring baby sale. You can Save up to 20% on New Markdowns in the baby store. You also have until the end off the month to take advantage of the sale on Earth's Best Baby Food. Get 15% off if you use subscribe and save. And make sure to use code EBMARCH4 at checkout to save an additional 5% off the baby food. And make sure to sign up for Amazon Mom to get additional discounts on your diapers and wipes.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Amazon savings on Earth's Best Organic baby food

Use coupon code EBMARCH4 to recieve an additional 5% off your Earth's Best Baby Food.  You can get an additional 15% if you purchase through Subrscibe and Save .  Plus with Subscribe and Save you get free two day shipping!  You can get the baby food for as little as 42 cents a jar.  You can't find that good of a price at the grocery store.  Just click on the link below and select the subscribe and save option.  And don't forget to enter the coupon code EBMARCH4 to recieve your extra 5% off. ***If you haven't signed up for Amazon Mom now is the time to do it.  You can save 30% off diapers at the Amazon Mom store when you use subscribe and save.  Follow the link below to sign up for Amazon Mom.
 Amazon Mom