Picnic Time! Trunk Organizer and Cooler Sets On Sale!

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Picnic time is almost here. Pack up all the essentials efficiently (and elegantly) with this collection of coolers, baskets, tables, and other outdoor essentials by Picnic at Ascot.

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I love these trunk organizers. The three-sectioned organizer has a removable insulated cooler for groceries or picnic materials, and is great for keeping sports gear, cleaning supplies, and more separate and safe. Many of them also has  two outer pockets, including a mesh pocket, perfect for maps. When not in use, the organizer and cooler fold up to maintain trunk space. At these prices, this is the perfect time to get ready for Spring and summer picnics, and those long road trips!

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How to Make a Blurb Cookbook – Save 15%


Ever thought of putting your favorite recipes into a beautiful book you can give as a gift or pass down the generations? Blurb is a company that lets anyone create beautiful books from their favorite content, and get those books shipped in any quantity (even just one copy). Not a designer? That’s ok, Blurb’s free BookSmart software is an easy route to a great cookbook.

What’s the best way to get started? Holding off a bit. It’s tempting to want to dive right in, but thinking a bit and getting organized is worth it in the end. Make the most of your time by dividing each step into chunks so you can tackle them at different points in your book-making process.

And here we go:

How to Make a Blurb Cookbook
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1. Organize: Gather your recipes and do a process of elimination. Once you’ve narrowed your favorites down, you can gather accompanying images—just make sure you’re giving the recipe and image files the same name to make it easier when it’s time to upload. Keep everything in one folder on your computer.

2. Flow it: Next, determine how you want your cookbook story to flow. Do you want to sort your recipes by age, popularity, or even something else? Once you’ve determined the order, you’ll have done the bulk of your creative decision-making.

3. Get the tool: Download our free book-making tool, BookSmart, choose your book size (Standard Portrait and Standard Landscape are the most popular for cookbooks) and input your title and author name. Then choose “Cookbook” as your starting point — this will give you the best layouts for the job. Then pick a source for your images — from iPhoto, your computer, even Flickr or Picasa. Lastly, choose a theme. Now you’re ready to put together your cookbook.

4. Lay it out: This is where the real book-making comes in. BookSmart will provide you with 20 pages in our standard recipe layout, but you’ll find plenty of alternate layouts in the “Choose page layout” panel on the upper left. You can also add additional pages ­­— including photo pages — by clicking “Add Pages” in the top toolbar.

5. Just add copy: Our layouts provide space for stories, introductions, and those all-important ingredients and directions. Paste in your copy and you’re golden. Then garnish with photos. Don’t forget to run BookSmart’s spell check feature.

6. Preview and review: Click “Review book” and go through page by page. If you’re not a natural-born proofreader, ask a friend to take a second look.

7. Order: Make any last minute edits, click “Order,” and follow the prompts to checkout. Remember to order extra copies for friends and family—or sell it in our Bookstore. Create your book now and save 15% on all print book orders through April 30th.

That’s it, you’re done. Give yourself a toast, a pat on the back, and a moment in the sun. Congratulations!

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Bath & Body Works 3 Wick Candles Only $7.67 Each!

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I LOVE candles, especially if I can score a deal on them. Here is a deal you can get at Bath and Body Works using the $10/$30 coupon I posted a few days ago to get (3) 3 wick candles for only $7.67 each (regularly $22.50 each). This deal will work online or in store.

1.Pick any 3 candles that are marked 2/$22

2. Add these to your bag

3. When you are ready to check out use promo code: ALOHA10 (if doing this in a BBW store use coupon found here).

4. Your total will drop from $33 to only $22

5. This makes each candle only $7.67 each!!!

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