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National Coffee Day Freebies And Deals

National Coffee Day Freebies 2014


Okay guys September 29th is National coffee day and you can snag free coffee from several different places! What a great way to start off the day right?!

National Coffee Day Freebies: 

Krispy KremeFREE Small Coffee and $1 espresso drinks on September 29 at participating US locations

Dunkin DonutsOn September 29, National Coffee Day, guests can walk into any participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant across the country and receive a free medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot Dark Roast Coffee, with a limit of one per guest.Then, beginning September 30 through October 5, guests can enjoy a medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot Dark Roast Coffee for the special price of only 99 cents. Dunkin’ Donuts will also be making National Coffee Day a truly global celebration, with offers of free coffee on or around the holiday in most of the brand’s international markets as well.

Kangaroo ExpressGet a 12oz cup of Bean Street coffee for just one cent from 6a-10a on National Coffee Day(one per guest, while supplies last).

McDonaldsFrom Sept. 16 through 29, guests can get a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours at participating McDonald’s restaurants across the country.

We will probably see more offers pop up between now and September 29th for more free coffee or other coffee deals at other retailers, so be sure to check back here. We will be sure to update this as soon as we know and if you get a heads up, feel free to comment below to let us know!

National Coffee Day is one of my favorite holidays :) 


DIY Fall Banner : Burlap and Ragtie

DIY-fall-banner-burlap-ragtie-garlandSince this week we had the first official day of Fall, I thought it only appropriate to celebrate! I love decorating for holidays and even though fall is technically not a holiday, I was excited enough to want to make my house feel festive and “fall-like.” I put my fall wreath on the front door and it seemed like the inside just needed a little something else, so I decided to make a fall banner. All of our home decor is very rustic and we’ve either repurposed or built/made most all of it ourselves so I knew burlap and twine had to be involved at some level. 

DIY Fall Banner:

If you want to make a similar burlap and ragtie fall banner, here’s what you’ll need: 

Twine ($2.99 at Hobby Lobby – and don’t forget to use a coupon!)
4ct. Burlap Flags from Hobby Lobby $3.49 (again, use a coupon!)
White and black Paint – you can get this anywhere, but I got mine from Michael’s or Hobby Lobby, I can’t remember. (Again, coupon!)
Stencils – depending on the type of font you want, you might have to trek to several different stores, or just buy them on Amazon – I like these and these
Round Sponges, like these
As many different Fall-like fabrics to rip into strips to tie between each letter creating the ragtie garland portion of the banner
Hot Glue Gun/Gluesticks – I use one like this

Once you’ve gathered all your supplies, you can start making your burlap and ragtie banner!

Measure the twine to the length you want it and then evenly space out the burlap flags along the twine. Then, use your hot glue gun to glue the burlap flags to the twine. I left about an inch at the top and folded that flap down over the twine with glue in between so it was well secured. You could always just do a thin line of glue and try to secure it that way, but I wanted to make sure mine holds up over time. 

After you’ve ripped the fabric into 1 inch strips about 12-18 inches long (depending on how “fluffy” you want your ragtie to look), simply tie the fabric strips around the twine in between the burlap flags. Don’t feel like you have to get too fancy with this part, just tie the fabric onto the twine in a rotating pattern and I promise it will look good no matter what!

You’ll want to paint white blocks on each flag using the sponges and allow them to dry so that you can stencil “Fall” or whatever you want your banner to say.

Have you made other burlap banners or ragtie garlands before? What tips do you have and what have you found that works well? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below! Plus, be sure to pin it if you like it! :)

If you like this post about my latest DIY project, then you might like some of the other DIY projects we’ve posted before too!

Cardboard Box Halloween Costumes Idea: Popcorn & a Movie!

Cardboard Box Halloween Costumes!

Every kid has to have a cardboard box Halloween costume at some point in their childhood, right?! Because on some level, it’s really cute and kinda funny to see your child walk around with a cardboard box over their head and their arms stuck out to the sides. And, let’s be realistic, sometimes a free cardboard box laying around is a little more affordable than those cheaply made plastic costumes at the Halloween store! Money aside, there’s a certain satisfaction in making your child’s (or your own!) Halloween costume. 

Neighbor: “Did you make their costumes this year?”

Big grin and satisfied sigh “Yep! All by myself!”

Neighbor: “Wow! You are so clever and talented! I wish I could make my kids’ costumes but I’m just not that creative!” 

Bigger satisfied sigh…

Ok, ok, so maybe that’s a little overboard, but c’mon! It’s nice to have a hand in making Halloween costumes!

My kids were “Popcorn and a Movie” last year! I made their Halloween costumes from cardboard boxes and I know I’m biased, but I thought they turned out so cute!

If you’re interested in having a little “Popcorn and a Movie” of your own, here’s a breakdown of what I did for my kiddos cardboard box Halloween costumes:

Get cardboard boxes (obvi!)

Cut out holes for the arms and head (if you’re into really making this precise, you can use a bowl or anything round laying around the house to create a stencil.)

To make the design for the front of the popcorn box, use a ruler to make straight lines and use a red sharpie or paint to color red stripes. In the middle, I used my crockpot lid as the stencil for the oval (it was the only oval thing I had laying around the house!) and wrote the word POPCORN in the middle.

I then took a bag of microwave popcorn from my pantry and popped it. Then I simply hot glued the popped popcorn to the top of the box.

Popcorn cardboard box costume DONE!

For the VHS movie costume, spray paint the box black and then use regular printer paper to make the circles and label for the detail of the box. Then you could either tape or hot glue them to the front! The hardest part about the movie costume is deciding what movie your little munchkin should be! 

These popcorn and a movie cardboard box Halloween costumes were super easy to put together and you could definitely do it in a time crunch if you needed. It’s the perfect sibling costume idea, twin costume idea, or BFFs costume idea! Boom! You’re welcome! :)

What other cardboard box Halloween costumes have you made? Let us know in the comments sections below! 

If you like our Cardboard Box Halloween Costumes post, you’ll probably like our other posts on Halloween costumes!