LEGO Sets on sale under $5!

Amazon has had several price drops on LEGO sets! This means that SEVERAL LEGO  sets are now less than $5!  Some of these sets are at the lowest prices they’ve EVER been!


LEGO Creator Emerald Express – $5.09 (regularly $6.99)


LEGO Creator Blue Racer – $4  (regularly $6.99)


LEGO Creator Power Digger – $5.09 (regularly $6.99)


LEGO Creator Sea Plane – $4.97 (regularly $6.99)

Here are more LEGO deals:

NOTE:  Some of these are “add on” items, so you will need to spend $25 to purchase them.

See more Amazon deals here–> Amazon Deals

You will get free super saver shipping when you spend $35 or more or you can get free 2 day shipping (no minimum purchase requirements) with Amazon Prime.  You can get it free for 30 days if you register here–> Amazon Prime registration

Please note that pricing and availability changes frequently on Amazon.  Verify final pricing before completing your order.

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Hefty Trash Bag Subscribe & Save deals

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I LOVE being able to get household items that we use regularly shipped straight to my home, and it’s an added bonus when I can stack Subscribe & Save savings and online coupons to save even more than I would in stores using coupons!  Right now, you can score an AWESOME deal on Hefty trash bags!  Get 90 Hefty Odor Block Blackout Tall Kitchen bags for as low as $8 shipped!

Hefty Trash Bags Stock Up Deal


1.  Click here to grab this deal–> Hefty Trash bags

2.  Clip the 30% off coupon (you must be logged in to your account to view this coupon and it is one time use per account)

3.  Choose a Subscribe & Save delivery schedule from the blue box on the right.  You can cancel Subscribe & Save at any time after you receive your order.  With your Subscribe & Save purchase, you’ll score free shipping and 5% off, too!

Save 15% with 5+ Subscribe & Save items in a month!  

Amazon pricing can change at any time.  Always verify final pricing before completing your purchase!  Amazon coupons are one time use per account and you must be logged in to your account to view the coupons!

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Easy Pepper Steak Recipe


Lately, it seems like every time we go out to eat, I end up feeling disappointed and like I wasted my money.  We’ve really been enjoying creating some of our favorite recipes at home instead.  Shortly after I was married, my husband suggested that I contact his mom to get recipes for some of his favorite meals, and this recipe for pepper steak was one of the ones I requested.   It’s definitely been a hit in our family and if you’re looking for an easy pepper steak recipe this one is definitely it!  My 11 year old daughter has even been able to make it a few times now!

Easy Pepper Steak Recipe

Here’s how to make it:

Pepper Steak Recipe
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Serves: 6

Easy Pepper Steak recipe
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice
  • 1 lb lean beef round steak (cut into ½ inch thick strips)
  • 1 T Paprika
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1½ c. beef broth
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 green peppers, cut in strips
  • 2T cornstarch
  • ¼ c. water
  • ¼ c. soy sauce
  • 2 lg tomatoes (cut in eighths)

  1. Pound steak to ¼ inch thick. Cut into ¼ inch wide strips. Sprinkle meat with paprika. Let stand.
  2. Brown meat in butter.
  3. Add garlic, broth, onions, and green peppers.
  4. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Blend cornstarch, water and soy sauce. Stir into meat mixture. Cook, stirring until clear and thickened, about 2 minutes.
  6. Add tomatoes and stir gently.
  7. Serve over beds of fluffy rice.

If you enjoyed this recipe, here are a few others you might want to check out:

Bourbon Chicken

Easy Sweet & Sour Pork

Get more menu planning inspiration here–> Menu Planning Monday

Menu Planning Monday: quick fix comfort foods!

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I can’t believe that my son starts football practice already this week!  For our menu plan, I’ve picked some favorites and some recipes that are perfect for throwing together on busy days.

Looking for Advocare 24 Day Challenge recipes?  Check them out here:

See my menu plans from previous weeks here–> Menu Planning Monday

You can also view hundreds of meal plans each week at

Do you like what you see here?  Make sure you also check out my favorite recipes board on Pinterest–> Melissa’s Bargains favorite recipes on Pinterest


SUNDAY:  Easy Pepper Steak – This pepper steak recipe is so easy that even my 11 year old daughter can make it!  We never have leftovers because it’s so good!


MONDAY:  Stacked Green Chicken Enchiladas – This is a great recipe when you want enchiladas, but don’t have a lot of time to make them!!

TUESDAY:  Football team meeting – eat out


WEDNESDAY:  Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken – This is one of those lick your plate clean recipes. It’s SO SO good!!

THURSDAY:  Chicken Fajita Tacos – My son has football practice tonight, so I buy the pre-grilled chicken fajitas and we make tacos.  So easy!


FRIDAY:  Country Style Macaroni and cheese – If I were to ask my kids right now what their favorite recipe is, this would be it!!


SATURDAY:  Baked Ravioli – here’s another recipe that’s a favorite and we never have leftovers of this one either!

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