Jenn

Jenn Gaffney, southern NJ native, founder of Gaffney’s Gabs - turned Friendspired, has been in the blogosphere for over 5 years. She started out dabbling in a personal blog as her source of creativity and release from the stressful world of Insurance & Financial Advisement. From there, Gaffney’s Gabs helped launch her career with Rizzieri Salons, Spa, and Schools in their Marketing, Social Media, and IT Department. She is a Mommy to a very adorable 1 year old, wife of 6 years to an awesome & supportive hubby. Infertility Conquerer, Food Appreciator, Lover of Disney and Harry Potter. Enjoys chips, coffee (not together), and lives to find the best deal, party planning, and spending time with her family. She is excited that Gaffney's Gabs has evolved and grown into Friendspired which she shares with her best friend, Lana Brennan. This collaborative effort shares in the ups and downs of Life and Mommyhood from totally different perspectives! Enjoy some fun recipes, crafts and tips along the way – strap yourself in, this is going to be one wild ride!

Groupon Coupons Save The Day

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

ONLINE SHOPPING CONCEPT

Shop and save! We already love Groupon for the savings it offers and the great products you can by directly from Groupon Goods. Did you know that you can save even more with Groupon Coupons? As of today there are literally 75,186 free coupons at 11,464 stores!! Talk about savings for everyone and every thing.

There are even coupons for services and enrichment. Looking to learn another language? Rosetta Stone has 36 Groupon Coupons for example. Even the stores you shop in every day are on Groupon Coupons – Target, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Walgreen’s!

Name the store, chances are it’s on Groupon Coupons. If you can shop online, there’s most likely a coupon!

Groupon Coupons StoresDon’t have a store in mind, but are looking for something in particular? No worries Groupon Coupon offers a comprehensive listing of categories to shop from. Some of the popular categories on Groupon Coupon are: Shoes, Jewelry, Travel, Electronics, Babies & Kids, Clothing, Electronics, and more!

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So what are you waiting for? If you shop online, save as much as you can! Don’t forget to check out Groupon Coupon before you checkout. You never know how much you can save!

To find other ways that you can save be sure to visit Groupon’s Facebook & Twitter.

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Reduce Stress in Planning with Savory

THANKS GIANT FOOD STORES AND BYISUMMIT FOR SPONSORING THIS POST & MAKING MY LIFE EASIER.

 

Tis’ The Season for Rushing Around

Overwhelmed with Holiday Planning? Feel like you are constantly on-the-go and no time to prepare for everything? You are not alone. It amazes me that every single year, once fall hits it’s a big blur to me. My typical practice of laying out the week in my planner and writing my list of errands, things to do, shopping list all fall by the wayside.

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The days start to fly by and it feels like my normal tasks like meal planning are the biggest challenge. It’s go, go go, get Abby to school, get to work, pick her up from school, get home… and then “Oh No!” Sometimes I will think about it at like 3pm and then try to pull something together.

Savory Is A Savior

 

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My savior has been Savory! The Savory Magazine from Giant has so many amazing recipes that are seasonal and completely mindful of cost. What’s even better, it now comes in apps for iOS, google, and amazon tablet devices.

Sometimes the hardest part on figuring out recipes for our family is just getting inspired. With Savory at my fingertips on my iPad or even my iPhone it’s easy to find something that’s fun for everyone, the best part is you can download back issues as well. It is the perfect springboard for meal planning.

Home Chefs Rejoice

 

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While thinking about next week’s meal plan, I opened the app on my phone and checked out the latest issue. While I know that Abby most likely will not try it, I was excited to see a recipe for Pumpkin & Sage Ravioli with Apples and Pecans.

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Savory featured the quick directions in 5 simple and easy steps, a beautiful image of the dish, and references to check out the full recipe on the site. Once there I saw that this recipe really is simple, it’s only 15 minutes from start to table, with 10 minutes prep and 5 minutes cook! Which not only gives me confidence that I can tackle this dish and excitement for bringing everyone to the table.

Try it for yourself, this app is a timesaver for busy families looking to get meals on the table and for home cooks who are looking for new and exciting recipes. Knowing that a solution is easily at my fingertips so there is no reason to get overwhelmed is what gets me through!

What is your stress triggers around the holidays? What is your method of coping?

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Share Prime Photos With Family – Win Amazon Gift Card

Thanks to Amazon for sponsoring this post and providing prizes for the giveaway!

 

Amazon Prime members can now share their Prime Photos benefit with up to 5 friends or family members!

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Amazon has launched an all-new Prime Photos experience with Family Vault. Now, Prime members can share their benefit of unlimited photo storage with up to five family members or friends at no additional cost. Prime Photos is free for Prime members and makes it easy for family members to safely store and share all their favorite photos.

New Features

Additional new features include: Image Search, People view and Places view. And Prime members can now order photo prints, cards, photo books, and calendars directly from their Prime Photos account. Download the new Prime Photos app here.

Reasons why Prime Photos is a no-brainer, especially during the holiday season:

  • Quickly find and rediscover your favorite photos
  • Family Vault makes it easy for family members to safely store and share all their favorite photos
  • Prime members can now invite up to five people to join their Family Vault and access the benefits of unlimited photo storage, at no additional cost
  • Prime Photos is free for Prime members
  • Exclusive features for Prime customers: Family Vault, image search, People view, Places view
  • Order photo prints, cards, photo books, and calendars directly from your Prime Photos account
  • Free unlimited photo storage for Prime members
  • Available on computers, iOS and Android phones, and tablets

A Gift for The Whole Family 

 

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Such an easy and convenient way to not only back up photos from all of life’s holidays, events, and wonderful memories, but a gift to those that are unable to be present during those times. This is a staple for those that do not live close to their family and friends, and is such an easy way to catch up with one another.

 

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Holiday Gifts from Groupon Goods

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

 

 

 

One of my go-to sites for gifts all year round surprises many when I tell them. Groupon Goods is one of the first places that I go when I’m looking for something fun, functional, unique and affordable when I’m shopping. In fact, I do a lot of my own personal shopping there. At work I wear a lot of tunics and sweaters, and when a co-worker asks where I got them from they were initially shocked when I said Groupon Goods, now they can answer themselves.

Here are some of my favorite staples for this fall and winter, all purchased at great rates from Groupon Goods. I have both long sleeve and short sleeve tunics that I live in.

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One of the items that are on my wish list from Groupon Goods are these adorable blanket scarves! A must have for the Northeast winters.

 

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I’ve also shopped Groupon Goods for gifts for my husband. They have great shoes, sweatshirts, socks, I’ve even purchased a fantastic Invicta Watch for him from Groupon Goods before.

 

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There are so many choices for kids at Groupon Goods too! From clothes, to accessories, school supplies, and toys, you name it, it’s all there! Some top picks for this holiday are playdoh, a tent from Discovery Kids, and some magnetic blocks! Oh and these super adorable Mickey Mouse earrings.

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Check it out for yourself! Groupon Goods has something for everyone, and their shipping is pretty fast too, just in time for the holidays!

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Kate In Oz Tonight on Disney Junior

I AM HONORED AND EXCITED TO #TWIRLAWAY WITH YOU AS A KATE & MIM-MIM MOM BLOGGER AMBASSADOR & BRING YOU EXCLUSIVE UPDATES.

 

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One of the awesome perks of being a Kate & Mim-Mim Mom Blogger Ambassador is being able to see and experience new adventures in Mimiloo. I’ve been waiting since this past summer to finally see tonight’s episode Kate In Oz!

In “Kate in Oz,” a scary thunderstorm is keeping Kate awake, so she tries to twirl away to Mimiloo. But she and her intrepid stuffed bunny sidekick Mim-Mim unexpectedly end up in Oz instead! The best friends soon learn that their twirl magic was stolen by Violet the Witch, who is determined to keep all the purple in Oz for herself. To get their magic back and return home, Kate and Mim-Mim must find the Wizard of Oz and ask for his help!

Cat Deeley voice over for "Kate In OZ" on August 3, 2016, in Burbank, California.  (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Cat Deeley voice over for “Kate In OZ” on August 3, 2016, in Burbank, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Kate in Oz,” features actress, model and mom Cat Deeley as wicked witch Violet. Inspired by the classic tale, complete with a fun Mimiloo twist. The music is adorable and the scenes are fantastic. I knew that this special episode was going to be absolutely extraordinary after hearing the creators, Scott and Julie Stewart announced the special during Blogger Bash. Scott said, “We cannot wait for you to see who the wizard is!”

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We were able to watch the special last week, and we loved it so very much that we watched it another 3 times!! We know that you will love it, so be sure to set your DVR or watch it live!! After you do, please stop here and tell us your favorite moment!!

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