Website of the Week: Cardstore.com

No matter what special occasion, if you are on the market for a fabulous greeting card, invitation, birth announcement, or other, Cardstore.com is just the site for you!  This Website of the Week is so fun to use and has everything you are looking for in a fabulous greeting card.  You will find a unique experience when shopping Cardstore. 

Launched over 10 years ago, Cardstore.com was acquired by American Greetings and continues to proudly serve customers with the best of the best, for all greeting card related items.  Cardstore pride themselves on relationships with the artist’s they feature as well as the customers who purchase them.

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Website of the week: Casa.com

Need something for your home? I bet Casa.com carries it!  Casa.com is an awesomely (yes, I probably made that word up) affordable website that carries everything from countertop accessories like bathroom and kitchen soap dispensers, to wall decals, and stair threads. Casa’s variety of items makes shopping for your home easy breezy, whether you are a first time home owner or renter or looking for a house-warming gift for someone.

On Casa.com, you can shop all different brands like 3M, Rubbermaid, Honey Can Do, OXO, Bissell, and so many more trusted brands and companies.

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Website of the Week: HGTV.com

Ah yes, one of my favorite websites of all time…  if you haven’t checked out HGTV also known as Home & Garden Television’s website, then you are in for a treat.  HGTV.com brings you the best of home and garden from experts who know how to save you money, while doing it in style.

HGTV.com offers inspired, affordable decorating tips on a budget for in-doors and out, as well as D.I.Y ideas that give your home a little pick me up. There are simple and healthy recipes and drink idea’s, perfect for special occassions and family dinners. There are tons of great landscaping ideas for your home as well.

Home & Garden has something for everyone whether you are a beginner or a pro.  Offering, but are not limited to, HGTV’s tips and tricks are perfect for people who love to knit and quilt, entertain, and love to work hands on with tools and materials.  However, there are ideas for people who are just starting out in the world of Do It Yourself.

The dinner party ideas on HGTV.com are simple and unique, as well elegant.  The birthday and themed parties are just as fabulous.

The pictures below feature a simple cup and sticker D.I.Y as well as an alternative to a bulky cooler, just in time for entertaining outdoors, as the end of Summer approaches.

My favorite part about HGTV.com is their “Handmade Holiday” D.I.Y section. The easiest projects look like they took forever to create and really brings out that sense of an inviting feeling into your home.   Currently, HGTV’s holiday focus is on Halloween, but you can get great holiday tips for any season all year round!

The designers at HGTV have thought of everything D.I.Y from handmade Christmas ornaments and Thanksgiving table settings and recipes to Halloween pumpkin decorating idea’s and so much more.

Now, HGTV.com is also great for those who are not always about doing things themselves.  With thousands of photos of bath, bedrooms, kitchens, and other rooms in the home, there are tons of ideas for people trying to redecorate or remodel.

Another cool reason to visit HGTV.com is their giveaways.  They are almost always running sweepstakes, contests, and giveaways for everything ranging from dream homes to remodeling projects, and other great prizes.

Been on HGTV.com before?  If so, tell me what you think!  What is your favorite part about the website? Your comment will be added to this post!

Be sure to check out HGTV.com for more fun decor tips, seasonal D.I.Y ideas, updates, and if you live in an area where you get the Home & Garden Television channel, local listings of their awesome shows.

You can follow HGTV on Twitter @hgtv. 

Check back for more of A Lot On Your Plate’s Websites of the Week and thanks for reading!

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Happy Tuesday!

- J

Website of the Week: Coupons.com

Oh Coupons.com, where have you been all my life?  Coupons.com is such fun and easy way to save money at the supermarket.

Coupons offers free printable coupons for in-store and online use in your area. You can search pages of coupons by product or view all to see everything coupons.com has to offer, by keying in your zip code.

This site is very user-friendly.  Simply go to the coupon gallery and select the coupons you’d like printed.  Once you are finish selecting your items, hit the print button.

If you are a first time coupon printer you will need to download the free printer software that goes with the site.  I understand that some people, including myself, get weary when it comes to downloading anything off the internet, but Coupons.com software is safe to use. I use Coupons.com and love it. Coupons is Better Business Bureau accredited business and the software is a TRUSTe trusted download.

Below is a better understanding about the easy to use Coupons.com printer software taken directly from the site:

“If it’s your first time printing coupons with us, you’ll need to take a short moment to install the Coupon Printer. This safe software enables your computer to build and print coupons that will be accepted at stores. Have no worries—we will never do anything to violate your privacy or send you anything without your permission. You don’t even have to give us your name or email address to install the Coupon Printer. The coupon printer is a TRUSTe trusted download, and coupons.com is a Better Business Bureau accredited business. If you need assistance installing the Coupon Printer, please click here to read our troubleshooting instructions. If you ever want to remove the coupon printer, you will find uninstall instructions here.”

 

Below is a comment posted by Greg, Customer Support from Coupons.com Incorporated regarding a readers concern about where she can use her coupons :

Please rest assured that coupons powered by Coupons.com are valid manufacturer offers and that we are working hard with the retail community to address their concerns, and to satisfy you, our mutual customer. You can go to PrintCoupons.com right now and authenticate a printed coupon.

 

We are working directly with all major retailers who have an official policy to accept printable coupons as long as they are not for free products and the coupons scan properly at the register. You can usually find a coupon acceptance policy on the retailer’s website. If that policy states the store accepts printed coupons, we recommend you take a printed copy of the policy on your next visit to the store.”

Recently, I have been finding it a little hard to get my hands on coupons in general, let alone good ones that I actually want.  With Coupons.com I can now pick and choose what coupons I need oppose to wasting paper on the coupons I don’t want.

My favorite part about the Coupons site is their “Local Coupons” sections.  By entering your zip code, Coupons.com narrows down all coupons available for print in your area. Some of these deals almost like a Groupon.  When I searched my hometown, there was a coupon available for a local restaurant offering a “$25 gift certificate for $10″ deal.  I love this site!

There is nothing wrong with trying to be a thrifty shopper and save money.  I pride myself on it.  Now with a sites like Coupons.com, Groupon, and Living Social, it’s so easy to be thrifty.

Have you used Coupons.com before or know someone who has?  Feel free to comment below on your thoughts!  All comments are welcome!

For more information on Coupons.com and what else the site has to offer, check out Coupons.com.  Follow Coupons on Twitter  their Twitter icon below or going to @Coupons.

Happy Saturday!

- J

Website of the Week: bakeitpretty.com

bakeitpretty.com

Lately, I have been finding all these great baking websites and I get excited to share them with you guys! This week’s website is called bakeitpretty.com and it has some really adorable stuff!

Shown Above: Strawberry Shaped Cookie Cutter 

From fun shaped cookie cutters to bite-sized bows and building block candy molds, Bake It Pretty is definitely a go to site for inspired bakers.

bakeitpretty.com is currently offering FREE printable “Sweets to the Sweet” cupcake gift tags as a gift of appreciation for stopping by their site! (Click here to be linked to the tags or click the picture above.)

Bake It Pretty also has a lot of DIY projects to check out, as well as recipes, videos, and more! I recommend this site to all bakers, begginers to the pros.

Check out bakeitpretty.com for more info on their awesome products and other goodies.  Be sure to follow them on Twitter @BakeItPretty.

Happy Wednesday!

- J

Website of the Week: theKitchn.com

I stumbled upon this really awesome site not too long ago and wanted to share it with everyone.

This week’s Website of the Week is called theKitchn.com. theKitchn offers unique and seasonal recipes, as well as tutorials, Q & A’s, and cooking advice.

My favorite part of theKitchn is the Budget category, offering money-saving ideas that are easy to do and very help.

Shown Above: The Easiest, Simplest Way to Make Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

This site is definitely worth checking out.  Go to theKitchn.com for more info and be sure to follow them on twitter @theKitchn.

Happy Saturday!

- J