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Android Phone + Facebook = Links not working?

 

 

Facebook Android

 

You’re here because you can’t open our links we post through Facebook, right?

If you have a Android phone and can’t open our links Please keep reading, we can help you fix it!

The reason you’re getting a blank/white screen is because there is an issue with FB & your Android phones software. The link is trying to launch in Facebook rather than taking you to an external site like Chrome (or Firefox, Opera, etc).

Fortunately, you can force Facebook to open links in your regular web browser by changing a simple setting on your Android phone. Here’s how:

1. Launch the Facebook app.
2. Tap the menu icon in the upper right corner of the app (the one with three lines).
3. Scroll down to the Settings section.
4. Tap App Settings.
5. Click/Toggle “Links open externally” to on.

We’d also like to suggest the following: Clearing your cache & browser history AND reinstalling the FB app. (make sure you have the latest version)

Okay, that’s it! Everything should start working correctly now. We hope this helped.

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If you haven’t already signed up for our daily email, go ahead and do that now. Also, “Like” us on Facebook so you don’t miss a deal!

 

 

 

Easter egg hunt smart phone

Easter Egg Hunt for Older Kids – Using a Smart Phone!!

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Smart Phone Easter Egg Hunt for Older Kids

 

Easter is this weekend (gasp), I wanted to share this AWESOME Easter egg hunt idea with you! My kids are older (13,15 & 18). The annual Easter egg hunt is loosing it’s “pizzazz”. You know, it’s kind of for “little kids”.

Well, have no fear! Here’s new way to keep them “in the hunt”, so to speak. 😉 Combining the old fashion Easter Egg hunt with a Smart phone and QR codes. Brilliant! I’ve done this for my kids for the last three years and they just LOVE it! Best part? It won’t cost you a dime!

There are two ways to do this Easter egg hunt.  #1 – Treasure hunt style. (One egg leads you to the next egg and so on).  or   #2 – Check off list style. (Give them a print out of the list of clues that they can find in any order).

We did “Tresure Hunt Style” which in the end, led the kids to their Easter baskets.  🙂 Super fun!

 

CLICK HERE for all the information and printables to get started.

Then get ready to accept the “Cool Mom/Dad” award! 😉

 

Easter Egg Hunt for Older Kids – Using a Smart Phone!!

Smart-Phone-Egg-Hunt

Smart Phone Easter Egg Hunt for Older Kids

 

With Easter a couple of weeks away (gasp), I wanted to share this AWESOME Easter egg hunt idea with you! My kids are older (12,14 & 17). The annual Easter egg hunt is loosing it’s “pizzazz”. You know, it’s kind of for “little kids”.

Well, have no fear! Here’s new way to keep them “in the hunt”, so to speak. 😉 Combining the old fashion Easter Egg hunt with a Smart phone and QR codes. Brilliant! I’ve done this for my kids for the last two years and they just LOVE it!

There are two ways to do this Easter egg hunt.  1 – Treasure hunt style. (One egg leads you to the next egg and so on).  or   2 – Check off list style. (Give them a print out of the list of clues that they can find in any order). We did “Tresure Hunt Style” which in the end, led the kids to their Easter baskets. 🙂 Super fun!

 

CLICK HERE for all the information and printables to get started.

Then get ready to accept the “Cool Mom/Dad” award! 😉

 

How to Organize Your “Other” Coupons!

Orangize other coupons

For months now, I’ve been trying to come up with a way to organize my “other coupons”. The kind you get in envelopes or booklets in the mail. You know, the ones for take-out, haircuts, menus, your local garden center, oil changes, etc.

This week, my OCD (Obsessive Coupon Disorder) took over! In the past, I’ve tried baskets, a kitchen drawer, piles on the office desk, and folders. Nothing seemed to work out for long.

 

 

 

 

Now, I think I finally got it! A binder! I keep all my grocery coupons in a binder why not all those “other” coupons. I mean seriously, why didn’t I think of this sooner?! Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

 

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  • One – 3-Ring Binder, (preferably with pockets inside the flaps, to hold booklets)
  • Pocket Dividers (either one or two-sided with pockets)
  • Labeler or Paper Tabs (that come with the dividers)

 

I first sat down and categorizes all the coupons. I came up with 8 categories: Take-Out, Menus, Entertainment, Auto, Retail, Beauty, Home, Misc. Feel free to adapt these catagories to fit your needs.

Then I labeled each pocket folder tab. Inserted the coupons into each corresponding category pocket, and put it all together inside the binder and viola’.  🙂 I have extra pockets if i need to expand and add additional categories.

 

organize coupons binder organize other coupons binder

 

What I like best about this is, the binder can be neatly tucked away on a shelf in your kitchen or office. It’s easy to keep organized when new coupons arrive and to remove expired coupons. And everyone in the family can use it! I think it’s genius! 😉 Don’t you?

How to Organize Your “Other” Coupons!

For months now, I’ve been trying to come up with a way to organize my “other coupons”. The kind you get in envelopes or booklets in the mail. You know, the ones for take-out, haircuts, menus, your local garden center, oil changes, etc.

This week, my OCD (Obsessive Coupon Disorder) took over! In the past, I’ve tried baskets, a kitchen drawer, piles on the office desk, and folders. Nothing seemed to work out for long.

 

 

 

 

Now, I think I finally got it! A binder! I keep all my grocery coupons in a binder why not all those “other” coupons. I mean seriously, why didn’t I think of this sooner?! Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

 

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  • One – 3-Ring Binder, (preferably with pockets inside the flaps, to hold booklets)
  • Pocket Dividers (either one or two-sided pockets)
  • Labeler or Paper Tabs (that come with the dividers)

 

I first sat down and categorizes all the coupons. I came up with 8 categories: Take-Out, Menus, Entertainment, Auto, Retail, Beauty, Home, Misc. Feel free to adapt these to fit your needs.

Then I labeled each pocket folder tab. Inserted the coupons into each corresponding category pocket, and put it all together inside the binder and viola’.  🙂 I have extra pockets if i need to expand and add additional categories.

 

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What I like best about this is, the binder can be neatly tucked away on a shelf in your kitchen or office. It’s easy to keep organized when new coupons arrive and to remove expired coupons. And everyone in the family can use it! I think it’s genius! 😉 What do you think?

Homemade Flexible Ice Pack!

ice pack

Everyone should have flexible ice packs available at a moments notice for quick injury treatments, but at $10-$15 a pop, making a homemade ice pack is a much better alternative. They are super simple to make, and cost around $1.25 in materials. These homemade ice packs are soft, flexible, and comfortable for icing down body aches and pains. The other bonus is that you know the ingredients – no crazy chemicals, just a few common household items.

 

 

 

 

 

Homemade Flexible Ice Pack

2 cups water
1 cup rubbing alcohol or high-proof vodka
Food coloring for the blue tint (optional)
2 zip-top bags – quart or vacuum sealer bag

Mix the water and alcohol together in one of your zip-top bags and add food coloring, if desired, until you get that perfect blue tint. Release as much air as possible and seal the bag. I recommend double bagging for strength. If you have a vacuum sealer use a vacuum seal bag to prevent any leaks. My trusty Foodsaver works like a charm with just one bag! 🙂