25 Summer Salad Recipes You Will Love

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Summer Salad Recipes

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I love salads during summer, especially salads with fruits. These salads are quick and easy, most require little to no cooking and most importantly, they are fresh has many of the produce is in season now. Enjoy the classic salads and also the recipes the provide a kick.

Summer Salad Recipes

1. Peach Raspberry Chicken Salad with Peach Vinaigrette | Source: Love Bakes Good Cakes
2. Bountiful Summer Salad and Blueberry Balsamic Dressing | Source: Food, Folks and Fun
3. Refreshing Summer Salad with Berries and Maple Vinaigrette | Source: The DIY Dreamer
4. Smoked Mozzarella Tomato Salad | Source: Tastes of Lizzy T’s
5. Berry Delicious Fruit Salad | Source: Dizzy, Busy and Hungry
6. Mexican Kale Salad with Chili Lime Vinaigrette | Source: Hello Little Home
7. Avocado Caprese Salad | Source: Amuse Your Bouche
8. Southwestern Black Bean and Corn Salad | Source: A Dish of Daily Life
9. Watermelon and Crab Salad | Source: Savory Experiments
10. Easy Low Carb Bacon Broccoli Salad | Source: Mom, Can I Have That?
11. Best Ever Tropical Fruit Salad | Source: The Slow Roasted Italian
12. Pineapple Avocado Spinach Salad | Source: Family Foodie
13. Cucumber, Tomato and Red Onion Salad with Yogurt Mint Dressing and Feta Cheese | Source: A Cookbook Obsession
14. Berry, Arugula and Quinoa Salad | Source: Floating Kitchen
15. Pulled Pork and Chickpea Salad | Source: Belly Rumbles
16. Carrot, Zucchini and Avocado Salad | Source: My Fussy Eater
17. Sweet Corn and Crab Salad | Source: Garlic and Zest
18. Mom’s Marinated Vegetable Salad | Source: The Seasoned Mom
19. Summer Melon Salad | Source: Kitchen Trials
20. Seared Steak Salad | Source: Kitschen Cat
21. Margarita Salad with Tequila Lime Dressing | Source: Thyme and Love
22. Strawberry Caprese Salad | Source: A Nerd Cooks
23. Summer Asparagus Salad | Source: Oh So Delicioso
24. Sunshine Avocado and Mango Salad | Source: My Fruity Kitchen
25. Chickpea and Mango Summer Salad | Source: Nomaste

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If you like summer salad recipes, also check out our Copycat Olive Garden Dressing and Copycat Olive Garden Recipes – Pin to Pinterest.

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July 4th Party Must Haves – Red, White & Blue Accessories

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July 4th Party Must Haves 

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Let the stars and stripes fly! Take a look at some of these must haves for your Fourth of July picnic or party – what are you doing to celebrate?

 

Red, White & Blue Paper Fan Decorations (6 count)

Glitter Patriotic Temporary Tattoos (6 dozen)

Stars and Stripes Fabric Bunting (4 feet)

Flag Picks Party Accessory (50 count)

Patriotic Inflatable Buffet Cooler

Red, Blue & White Straw Set (25 count)

“USA” American Flag Sunglasses

American Flag Pin Wheels (12 count)

Patriotic Star & Stripes Paper Plates (80 count)

Red, White & Blue Patriotic 4th of July Mini Lights (50 count)

Stars and Stripes Paper Napkins (20 count)

Red Gingham Paper Napkins (18 Count)

Patriotic Photo Stick Props (1 Dozen)

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Dont’ forget these Red, White & Blue Foods for your Fourth of July Party. Pin to Pinterest.

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Craft Store Coupons Until 6/6 – Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Jo-Ann Crafts

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New Craft Store Coupons until 6/6/15 –  Save up to 40% off items.  Have fun with this project idea from Michael’s – a Teacher Appreciation Clipboard With Gift Card.

Give your child’s teacher a gift they’ll use time and time again; this adorable chalkboard clipboard is sure to make any teacher smile. Finish it off with a Michaels gift card for a gift that keeps on giving.

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This week’s Hobby Lobby Coupon is out!  Print this coupon for 40% off any regularly priced item at Hobby Lobby.  Coupon expires 6/6/15 (Saturday).

You can also grab a 30% off a regular priced item from your purchase on JoAnn Crafts. Coupon expires 6/6/15 (Saturday).

Also grab a Michael’s Coupon for also a nice 40% off a regular priced item. Coupon expires 6/6/15 (Saturday).

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40 Beach Tips and Tricks – Hacks and Ideas for Your Trip to the Sand

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Beach Tips and Tricks

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We live in Florida, so sometimes tips for fun in  the sun (and sand) seems natural or second hand to us.

Did you know it is easy to wipe off sand with baby powder? Did you ever think to freeze aloe into ice cubes? Capri suns are great, but have you ever considered making an adult Capri Sun?

Follow some of these FREEBIES, Tips, Tricks, DIYs, etc for making the most of your beach day trip or family summer vacation.

BEACH TRICKS AND TIPS

1.) Don’t forget anything, grab this FREE Beach Packing List from Frugal Coupon Living.

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2.) Have fun with your sunscreen, make a shape for this Sunscreen Tattoo from While I’m Still Young Tumblr.

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3.) Fake it! Make a DIY Sea Salt Spray for Beach Waves from Naturally Curly.

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4.) Have a sunburn? Ouch! Get creative for after sun care and make these Aloe Vera Cubes from The Dumbbelle.

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5.) It’s easy to remove sand from skin. Remove Sand with Baby Powder from I Dream of Clean.

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6.) Noting fun about sand on the bottom of your cold beverage. Make a DIY Drink Holder from Positively Splendid.

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7.) A Kids Beach Pool is a lifesaver for young kids. Fill with water or keep empty and fill with toys. It’s also great for a nap from Baton Rough Moms.

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8.) Don’t reapply, stain. Make this fun The Kool-Aid Lip Stain from The Beauty Department if you like your lips to have constant color.

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9.) No one likes sticky hands. Check out this Ultimate Popsicle Hack using a cupcake holder from Ziploc.

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10.) No need to buy new clothing. Use a scarf to make a DIY Beach Dress or Cover-up from Lily Girlfriends and You Tube Tutorial.

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11.) Cool off with aroma – This Green Tea Face Mist, from Homemade Mamas,  is perfect chilled in the cooler. Don’t forget our other Essential Oil Recipes.

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12.) Hate hearing I’m Bored! Check out these Beach Games from Mom Me.

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13.) Don’t worry about getting it wet, check out this DIY Duck Tape Beach Bag from Fiskars.

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14.) Salt water stings freshly shaved legs. Shave and layer with Baby Oil from Muchkin and Military.

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15.) Add Pockets to your beach towel with this Simple Beach Towel Tutorial from Making it with Danielle.

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16.) Organize the car! We love this Car Organizational Tips form The Castro Family.

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17.) Don’t buy ice packs. Fill water balloons and use them to cool food in the cooler from Brit Co. They make for some fun later!

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18.) Reuse Coffeemate Containers and make the Snack Bottles from Mrs Happy Homemade.

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19.) Make Ice Cream in a Bag, this is a great way to keep ice cream in your cooler or make at the beach! Idea form Growing a Jeweled Rose.

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20.) Kids love Capri Suns? Grown up kids can too when you make these Adult Capri Suns with this recipe from She Knows.

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21.) Wrap up your hair with this Beach Hair Scarf Tutorial from Hair Romance.

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22.) Make your own Beach Vacation Kit from The Tip Toe Fairy. We suggest you add essential oils including Carrot Oil (for sunscreen) and Citronella (for bug protection)

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23) Dig a hole in the sand and fill with towels – this makes a great beach nap spot for babies (or adults) from Kellys Korner Blog. dig a sand hole for a nap.  A kiddie poll with towels also works great.

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24,) Take finger snacks to the beach. We love to sort ours into compartments and use a toothpick (or plastic fork) for picking-up. Finger food is great at the beach! Idea from The Creative Food.

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25.) Don’t buy a bunch of new sand toys, make your own sand toys. Idea on Sandy Toes and Popsicles.

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26.) Easy tutorial on making a money holder using a medicine bottle. This DIY Medicine Bottle Cash Holder comes from Inspiration Realisation.

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27.) Another great money holder, but smaller is a Chapstick or Marker Money Stash. This DIY comes from Instructables.

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28.) DIY Cork Key Chain allows your keys to float, espeically helpful for the boater. Idea on Green Moxie.

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30.) If you don’t want to make it, keep your electronics safe with this waterproof case for your phone, ipod, and more!

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31.) Have fun making a beach tent for home base using sticks and a blanket and other suppiles around the home. This idea form from Apartment Therapy.

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32.) Want to make your own resuable teant, Check out this DIY Easy Beach Tent Tutorial from Getaway Today.

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33.) These are great fo the beach. These Waterproof Safety Tats are great for identification!

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34.) Fill’er up! Create an Oversized Beach Bag from I Heart Naptime.

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35.)  Easy cast tutorial using Sand – make a Sand Hand or Footprint Cast from Crafting a Green World.

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36.) If you don’t want ot pack one, make a beach pool – this is great for days of rough waves or a strong tide. Idea from In Lieu of Preschool

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37.) This works at a public beach that is not too crowded. Store your beach toys in a larger Rubbermaid container. When you get to the beach, remove the toys and fill larger platic bin with water at the closest shower. Keep the bin filled while you play during the day. The water will warm up in the sun. When you are ready to go, grab a bar of soap and bathe the kids in your rubbermaid container. Fill back up with toys and drive home.

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38.) Also consider a Mesh Basket for Beach Toys – this shakes the sand off immediately instead of it all falling at the bottom of your bag. Idea from the Idea Room.

mesh-basket-sand-bag-smaller39.) Never leave the bach and take it home. Have fun with this Sand Play Dough Tutorial from Mama Papa Bubba.

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40.) Take your shells home and have fun making this Melted Shell Crayon Art from Artful Parent.

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What are some of your beach tips? Please share in the comments below!

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Headed to the beach? Also take a look at these Pool Noodle Ideas and Hacks – Pin to Pinterest.

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Also check out these Backyard Game Ideas. Pin to Pinterest.

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LEGO Store Monthly Mini Build – FREE LEGO Parrot on 6/2

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Visit your local LEGO Store on the first Tuesday of each month  for the LEGO Store Monthly Mini Build.  Kids will Learn how to build a cool LEGO mini model and the best part,  when you are finished,  you can take it home for FREE!  A new model will be available each month and will be specially themed to that month.  Mini Model Build events are a blast and a wonderful FREEBIE your little guy or gal will love.

The upcoming Mini Model Build is a FREE LEGO Parrot. Event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2nd at 5:00 pm and is open to children ages 6 to 14 only. Show up early as quantities are limited, approximately 250 per store.

Like LEGO’s and the FREE LEGO Parrot and Mini Model Build Event?  If so, then don’t forget your FREE LEGO Magazine! Also, Teachers get a FREE Annual Pass to LEGOLAND, LEGO’s massive LEGO themed amusement park .


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15 Must-Have Summertime Backyard Game Ideas

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Must-Have Summertime Backyard Game Ideas

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We look forward to summer. Sleeping in, loose schedules, sun and water. Our summers, don’t tend to be lazy but rather active. Discovering new places, running outside, coloring in the street and up late watching movies or playing with friends.

Since Summer is all about fun we’re looking for outdoor games with a twist. No more moaning, “I’m Bored”! These 15 Must-Have Backyard Games will keep them running and playing all day long! Keep their imagination ignited with these backyard games for lots of Summertime fun!

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1.) Nest Rainbow Sunburst Swing

2.) Little Tikes Bumper Wheel

3.) Jumbo Inflatable Football With Tee

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4.) Diggin Active Dodge Tag

5.) Banzai Triple Racer Water Slide

6.) Belly Bumpers – also smaller and larger

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7.) HearthSong Giant Inflateable Bowling Game

8.) EzyRoller Ultimate Riding Machine

9.) Buddy Bounce Outdoor Play Ball  Inflatables in Blue

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10.) Jumbo Inflatable Ring-Toss Game

11.) US Games Super Hoop

12.) Monster Water Cannon – 100-ft. Range

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13.) Glo Wubble Bubble Ball

14.) Inflateable Body/Sumo Suit

15.) Moon Shoes

Don’t forget your Air Pump – a must for saving your lungs and blowing up all these fun Backyard Games!

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Love these Backyard Game Ideas? Check out our Pool Noddle Ideas too. Pin to Pinterest.

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Craft Store Coupons Until 5/30 – Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Jo-Ann Crafts

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New Craft Store Coupons until 5/30/15 –  Save up to 40% off items.  Have fun with this project idea from Michael’s – a Jelly Jar Ice Cream Bar!

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This week’s Hobby Lobby Coupon is out!  Print this coupon for 40% off any regularly priced item at Hobby Lobby.  Coupon expires 5/30/15 (Saturday).

You can also grab a 30% off a regular priced item from your purchase on JoAnn Crafts. Coupon expires 5/30/15 (Saturday).

Also grab a Michael’s Coupon for also a nice 40% off a regular priced item. Coupon expires 5/30/15 (Saturday).

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DIY Hardware – Knobs, Rods, Hinges and More

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DIY Hardware – Knobs, Rods, Hinges and More

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I lvove updating my home and adding personal touches for as little as possible. These DIY Hardware ideas are really beautiful and affordable! Check out these Knobs, Rods, Hinges, and more when creating a new look and playing wiht hardware restoration in your home. Also don’t forget these Front Porch Ideas!

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DIY HARDWARE :: KNOBS

1.) DIY Rope Knobs from Kris Krafting

2.) Spray Paint Door Knobs (Brass to Bronze ) from Thrifty Decor Chick

3.) Knob Mason Jars from Decoart

4.) Faux Malachite Knobs from Teal and Lime and Sketchy Styles 

5.) Spray Paint Hardware from Refresh Restyle

6.) Shell Knobs from Home Talk

7.) Door Knob Vases from Wedding Chicks

8.) Knew to Old Hardware from At Home with the Barkers

9.) Jewelry Knob Holder from Fab You Bliss

10.) Knob Installation Trick (to make them even each time) from Pretty Handy Girl

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DIY HARDWARE :: RODS

11.) DIY Restoration Inspired Hardware Shelves from 7th House on the Left

12.) DIY Frugal Curtain Rod from 3 Little Green Woods

13.) Spray Paint PVC Pipes Curtian Rods from Selina Lake

14.) Restoration Paper Towel Pipe Holder from Itsy Bits and Pieces

15.) Chalk Paint Curtain Rods from Southern Hospitality

16.) Industrial Book Rack from Elizabeth Joan Designs

17.)  Pipe Jewelry Holder from Making Homebase

18.) Rod Pipe Table from Home Remedies RX

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DIY HARDWARE :: HINGES

19.) Age Hardware on Love Grows Wild

20.) Remove Old Paint from Hardware from Family Handyman

21.) DIY Rustic Hinged Kitchen Shutters rom Design Dreams by Anne

22.) DIY Hinge Photo Frame from Chipping with Charm

23.) Paint Hinges from My Repurposed Life

24.) Hinge Business Card Holder from My Salvaged Treasures

25.) Clipboard Frame from Mamie Janes

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26.) Decoupaged Drawers from Pretty Ditty

27.) DIY Towel Rack from House by Hoff

28.) DIY $3 French Crate from My Sweet Savannah Blog

29.) Upcycling French Doors from The Space Between

30.) Creating A Faux Carriage Garage Door from One Good Thing by Jillee and A Pinterest Addict 

31.)  Dresser Redo from Southern Revivals

32.) Kitchen Countertop Post and Trim from Cuckoo 4 Design

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Also take a look at these Front Porch Ideas – Update your curb appeal! Pin to Pinterest.

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Scented JELL-O Playdough Recipe

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Scented JELL-O Playdough Recipe

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We’ve got the perfect summer afternoon activity for your crew, JELL-O Scented Playdough.  It’s fun, yummy smelling, and simple.  Your kids will be begging to help with the measuring, stirring, and of course playing.  So pass out the rolling pins, cookie cutters, and have some fun!

JELL-O Scented Playdough Recipe

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Cream of Tarter
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil (replace with Essentail Oils)
  • 1 Package of JELL-O

Mix and enjoy!

Visit us at www.simplysprouteducate.com for ideas about how to make summer play educational and full of memories.

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Don’t forget Frugal Coupon Living has a fun You Tube Video on How to Make Playdough. The video below does not add the JELL-O, and mkes the recipe over the stove.

Also check out these Pool Noodle Ideas and HacksPin to Pinterest.

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Also a favorite, Rainy Day Activities. Pin to Pinterest.

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Craft Store Coupons Until 5/23 – Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Jo-Ann Crafts

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New Craft Store Coupons until 5/23/15 –  Save up to 40% off items.  This is a fun project from Michael’s – make these Summer Soda Bottles!

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This week’s Hobby Lobby Coupon is out!  Print this coupon for 40% off any regularly priced item at Hobby Lobby.  Coupon expires 5/23/15 (Saturday).

You can also grab a 30% off a regular priced item from your purchase on JoAnn Crafts. Coupon expires 5/21/15 (Thursday).

Also grab a Michael’s Coupon for also a nice 30% off YOUR ENTIRE regular purchase item. Coupon expires 5/21/15 (Thursday).

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