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What were you doing one year ago today during Hurricane Sandy? Get Ready, Get Safe with these helpful ideas.

It's been one year. One year since the wind and rain came upon us and washed away homes, belongings, and so much more. Were you ready for Sandy? What did you do to get ready? Have you done anything to be more ready for the next disaster since Hurricane Sandy? Start here at Get Ready, Get Safe.  Prepare now for the next disaster and be ready. What would you do if there was no phone service, cell or land line? Make a plan to tell your family to watch the news or listen to the radio. M ake a list and check it twice, get free downloadable list from Save The Children  Be ready and plan ahead. Make sure your family has a plan. Communicate with them on where to meet, what to do, and how to stay together during a disaster. Keep your contact numbers and information current. Visit the National Emergency Locator System here  and National Emergency Child Locate System here,  and become familiar with the procedure in case you ever need to use the system to locate someone.   visit www.savethe

Free Sample Monday

send a free COKE and picture to someone with this facebook app here get a free pass for B.J.'s Wholesale Club here ,  just in time to do your holiday shopping. get a free cup of coffee from Denny's here .  

Paper or Plastic? How about Fabric. Wrap your holiday gifts in Reusable Fabric Gift Bags from VZ Wraps and let the trees have a rest.

The count down is on until trick or treat night, the treat bags are made, and Santa is checking the Christmas list. Wait, what, Santa? There are two big holidays until Christmas, but that doesn't stop stores from being ready now. I have to turn my head and not look at all the decorated trees, lights, and rolls of wrapping paper neatly stacked in boxes. I have a weakness for wrapping paper, gift bags, and ribbon. I even have a wrapping counter in my basement. It is so nice at Christmas time to be able to have all the ribbon, paper, and gift tags at the ready. I've been de-wrapping the area the past few years and going for reusable gift bags and containers. I like the idea of giving a reusable bag with the gift inside, plus it just gives it a personal touch. My favorite gift bags come from VZ Wraps. They are made in Pennsylvania, USA. The owner, Isabelle Vesey makes these reusable fabric gift bags in a variety of sizes, shapes, and the cutest patterns I've seen. I met her las

Teachers can fill their desks with free materials from Colgate, Elmer's, SchoolMate and Classroom Economy from Vanguard.

Get free materials from Colgate's Bright Smiles, Bright Future program here . Join Elmer's Glue Teacher's club for free and get news, samples, and more here . Get a free planner and folder from SchoolMate   here Get free classroom materials from Vanguard's Classroom Economy program here .  

How to make Johnsonville Ultimate Party Meatballs in less than 30 minutes so you can enjoy your party.

Here in New Jersey you can find Cranberry bogs as you travel closer to the ocean. During harvest time, the Cranberry fields are purposely flooded with water to make the cranberries float so they can be gathered up and sent to market. I've never seen this done and don't know much about the harvesting of the cranberries, but I like anything baked or cooked with cranberries. Thanksgiving and Christmas are traditional times to find cranberry sauce or relish on the tables of many American households. I made a recipe that is so easy, yet so tasty and fills my cranberry fix until Thanksgiving dinner. The recipe is called "Ultimate Party Meatballs" It's three ingredients mixed together in less than 30 minutes from start to finish. 1  14 ounce can of Ocean Spray ® Jellied Cranberry Sauce 1  12 ounce bottle of Heinz® Chili Sauce 1   24 ounce package of frozen, fully cooked Johnsonville® Classic Italian Meatballs.   In a large saucepan combine the chili sauce and cranberry s

Do you hear a meow in your house? Get free a can of cat food from Sheba and from Wellness.

Get a free can of Sheba cat food from WalMart by filling out this form here with your shipping information. Get a free can of Wellness cat food from Petco here . Print out the coupon and take it to Petco. You'll need your Petco card to redeem the coupon. If you don't have a Petco card yet, sign up for one in store before you redeem the coupon. See coupon for terms and conditions.

Moneyless Monday: Order your free ASPCA window decal and magnet kit, and get a free sample of Garnier Triple Nutrition.

get a free ASPCA window decal and magnet. Fill out the easy form here to get yours sent to your address. get a free sample of Garnier Triple Nutrition here. My sample came in the mail today, three individual packs to try, shampoo, conditioner, and deep conditioner are in the free sample.  

Freebies for Thursday: Atkins bars and kit, a "Got Science" sticker, and Smokey Bear classroom resources.

Three freebies for Thursday: 1, get a free "Got Science" sticker from Union of Concerned Scientist  Take the easy quiz, then fill out the form to get yours. Great for your kids teacher or yourself. 2. get free teaching resources from Smokey Bear , classroom materials, and curriculum information. 3. get a free Atkins   quick start kit and 3 free bars from their facebook page.  

Bring the aroma of fresh made Caramel Corn inside with Werther's Original Caramel Popcorn this Fall.

I received free Werther's ® Original ® products for this post. Nothing says a warm Summer's night than a stroll on the boardwalk and the aroma of fresh cooked caramel corn wafting over the families strolling along.  And nothing says Fall like the aroma of fresh cooked caramel corn at a Fall Festival. The cool day, sun flickering through the trees, and a warm bag of caramel corn to munch on as you shop the vendors and craft stands. Now you can have that fresh taste of caramel corn with Werther's® Original® Caramel Popcorn anytime of the year.  It's made with real butter and fresh cream. It was voted #1 in a blind taste. I'll agree, it is tasty. Way better than I thought it was going to be. It has a nice crunch, fresh taste, and is not sticky or sweet. I was able to invite a few friends over to try Werther's® Original Caramel Popcorn and watch the DVD Soul Surfer. I had some diner style baskets that worked great for each person to have their own stash of popcorn

How to get free samples of coffee, pizza, shampoo, and books

get a free sample of real cup coffee for your K cup machine from their facebook page   get a free small plate and beverage when you join California Pizza Kitchen pizza dough club get a free sample of  L'Oreal Advanced HairCare Vibrancy get a free book and more from Katie Woo Captsone book club facebook page  What freebies did you get this week?   My mailbox freebies this week were:  

THE FIFTH ESTATE opens in theaters 10/18, here is your chance to see clips from the film before the movie opens!

Do you remember WikiLeaks? This movie is based on real events. There is a lot of information out there... take a look at these three clips:   OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE: Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, “The Fifth Estate” reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most leg

See and hear the music video from Kathleen Grace's new album "No Place to Fall"

Kathleen Grace introduces her new album with cover of Townes of Van Zandt Upcoming Tour Dates 11/9 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Steynberg Gallery 11/3 - Los Angeles, California @ Blue Whare 12/7- Mendocino CA @ Mendocino Music Festival Fundraiser   see and hear more on You Tube visit her Facebook page follow her on Twitter

Free FROZEN printables to get ready for the November 27th opening in theaters

  OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE: Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless   optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring music from Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit”), “Frozen” is in theaters in

Nine Allegry Tips to help you manage your children's allergies from Children's Claritin®

Now that the first month of school is over, it's time to get ready for Trick or Treating  fun, raking leaves and jumping in that big pile of leaves. Outdoor fun can lead to itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and coughing symptoms from pollen. To keep my kids allergy symptoms at bay they take Children's Claritin®  daily for their indoor and outdoor allergies.   Know the allergy forecast before you send the kids to school each day   You can check the allergy forecast on Children's Claritin by typing in your zip code in the box on the right of the page. If the pollen count is high that day you might want to limit outdoor time.    You can also print out coupons for savings on Children's Claritin (and coupons for Claritin for moms and dads too) also has allergy tips, a symptom checker, and product descriptions to help you manage your families allergies.   Back to School Allergy Tips: 1. Be sure to have Children's Claritin on hand. Did you know Children's

ONE BOWL BAKING: Simple, from Scratch Recipes for Delicious Desserts by Yvonne Ruperti

Are you a baker? I like to bake, but I don't really bake that much. The reason is the preparation and clean up. My pantry had a few easy baking mixes for brownies, corn bread, a cake or two, and muffin mixes, but one day this Summer I gave my youngest daughter free reign to clean out the pantry. She took our all the cookies, crackers, and baking mixes. I'd been keeping baking mixes on hand for school events, holidays, and birthdays. It's so easy to add a few eggs, oil, and water to a mix and call it homemade. But what are all those other ingredients in the nutrition panel? October is baking season in my mind. Pumpkin breads, pies, muffins, and cookies are my all time favorite baked good. The problem now is I don't have any baking mixes to make these yummy Fall treats. And yes, I could go buy mixes, but why would I want to do that and clutter up the cleaned out pantry! My television viewing of  cooking shows might convince me that baking is not as hard as it looks. The b

Into The Woods begins production for a December 2014 release.

INTO THE WOODS is turning into a movie with an all-star ensemble cast including: Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick and more. The movie opens in theatres everywhere on December 25th   “Into the Woods” is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.    

Diane Birch new album track list and tour dates here and hear the single too

Diane Birch's album "Speak A Little Louder" is out on October 15, 2013 on S-Curve records. LISTEN TO THE SINGLE "ALL THE LOVE YOU GOT" AT NY TIMES T S TYLE LISTEN TO "ALL THE LOVE YOU GOT"  ON SOUNDCLOUD Brooklyn singer and songwriter Diane Birch returns with her highly anticipated sophomore album, Speak A Little Louder out October 15 on S-Curve Records . An assured evolution from her 2009 debut,  Bible Belt , Speak A Little Louder represents a creative metamorphosis for the singer, inspired by both her  journey into womanhood, and the many emotional and spiritual challenges she has faced over the last four years. 'Speak A Little Louder' Track List: 1. Speak A Little Louder 2. Lighthouse 3. All the Love You Got 4. Tell Me Tomorrow 5. Superstars 6. Pretty In Pain 7. Frozen Over 8. Love and War 9. Diamonds in the Dust 10. Unfkd 11. It Plays On Upcoming Tour Dates 9/17 - New York, NY @ WFUV/ City Winery 10/1 - New York, NY @ Rock