Category: Coupons and Freebies

Win a Shopping Spree as Part of the GS Handmade 3rd Birthday Celebration

Win a shopping spree on GS Handmade valued at $230! Begins Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – Ends Friday May 8, 2020 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Win a shopping spree on GS Handmade valued at $230!

Begins Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – Ends Friday May 8, 2020

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Free Mother’s Day Coloring Card from GS Handmade

Print out and have the littles color this sweet Mother’s Day card: Drop us a comment below and let us know that you downloaded this! Instructions to print: 1. Click on the image and click “view image” then Ctrl + P and print or 2. Go To This link and Ctrl + P and print … read more

Print out and have the littles color this sweet Mother’s Day card:

Drop us a comment below and let us know that you downloaded this!

Instructions to print:

1. Click on the image and click “view image” then Ctrl + P and print

or

2. Go To This link and Ctrl + P and print

 

Crafting Happy Moments : Free Creativity Event

Bluprint, an NBCUniversal online creative learning platform, provides ways for the entire family to nourish their creativity from home, offering rich learning experiences for all ages. Join us to “Craft More Happy Moments” during our FREE unlimited access creativity event; March 26 at Noon EST – April 9. With Bluprint you can stream thousands of … read more

Bluprint, an NBCUniversal online creative learning platform, provides ways for the entire family to nourish their creativity from home, offering rich learning experiences for all ages.

Join us to “Craft More Happy Moments” during our FREE unlimited access creativity event; March 26 at Noon EST – April 9.

With Bluprint you can stream thousands of creative education classes from knitting, sewing, baking, drawing, family crafts and much more, taught by the world’s leading experts. Bluprint is your one-stop destination for classes, patterns and project ideas for all skill levels.

During this 14 day event, Bluprint will provide free access to their full slate of content; including more than 1300 classes and series and hundreds of step by step project tutorials and patterns making this the perfect time to learn a new craft or hobby.

Emotional End-Benefits You Can Easily Connect With:

  • Creativity is one of the best ways to connect with ourselves and loved ones
  • Creating family moments of togetherness by communing over creativity
  • Keeping the kids busy while you work from home
  • Getting lost in your passion and making something
  • Sourcing inspiration for your next (or first!) craft project

Craft More Happy Moments with Bluprint’s FREE Creativity Care Package 3/26-4/9/20! Watch over 1,300 creative education classes ranging from sewing, cooking, family crafts, and more!

If you love DIY, then you NEED to check out these items on GS Handmade ~ we have everything from pdf patterns, to crafty tutorials, a free tutorial and pdf sewing page, thousands of machine embroidery designs, applique designs, and more.

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Decal Designs

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Leap Year

Happy Leap Year From GS Handmade!

Saturday is the rare 29th day in February, also known as Leap Day, a date that only happens every four years. Put simply, these additional 24 hours are built into the calendar to ensure that it stays in line with the Earth’s movement around the Sun. The day is even more rewarding if you have the rare … read more

Saturday is the rare 29th day in February, also known as Leap Day, a date that only happens every four years. Put simply, these additional 24 hours are built into the calendar to ensure that it stays in line with the Earth’s movement around the Sun. The day is even more rewarding if you have the rare day as your birthday on Feb. 29.  Several restaurants will offer birthday freebies for the group known as Leaplings, Leapsters or Leapers. If you know someone who has a birthday coming up tomorrow, you can head to Pizza Hut, Olive Garden, Krispy Kreme, 7-11, Chick-Fil-A, East Coast Wings or Sprinkle Cupcakes to name just a few, and get them free food or at least a nice discount. There are some interesting Leap Day birthdays too, like Tony Robbins, Rapper Ja Rule and  Superman.

During his time in Egypt, Caesar became convinced of the superiority of the Egyptian solar calendar, which featured 365 days and an occasional intercalary month which was inserted when astronomers observed the correct conditions in the stars. Caesar and the philosopher Sosigenes of Alexandria made one important modification: instead of relying on the stars, they would simply add a day to every fourth year.

Tradition holds that in 5th-century Ireland, St. Bridget lamented to St. Patrick that women were not allowed to propose marriage to men. So legend has it that St. Patrick designated the only day that does not occur annually, February 29, as a day on which women would be allowed to propose to men. In some places, Leap Day thus became known as Bachelor’s Day or Sadie Hawkins Day. A superstition in Greece holds that marriages that take place in a leap year will end in divorce, and in Scotland it’s thought that those born on Leap Day will live a life of untold suffering. Scottish farmers apparently also worry for their livestock – there’s an old saying that states a “leap year was never a good sheep year”.

February 30th? This even rarer date occurred in Sweden and Finland in 1712, when they added an extra Leap Day to February to help catch up their outdated Julian calendar with the new Gregorian calendar. There is, however, one race of people who celebrate February 30th every year: Hobbits. The wee folk of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings universe observe twelve 30-day months every year—including Solmath (translated in the text to February). That’s definitely one of the things most people miss when reading Lord of the Rings for the first time.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank goodness, the proposal situation didn’t reach everywhere. For instance, in Greece, not only it is supposedly bad luck to marry in a leap year and that all leap year marriages will end in divorce. But, there is also a superstition that divorced couples separating during a leap year will never find happiness again.  In Italy, Leap Day superstitions advise against buying a house or a car and waiting until the next year to avoid bad luck.  Russians believe that in leap years there is a greater likelihood of freak weather and a greater risk of death.  In Scotland, it’s thought that Leap Day babies will live a life of suffering. Farmers in Scotland also worry for livestock – proven by the saying “leap year was never a good sheep year.”  Another Leap Day superstition claims that Leap Year brings more death. However, with the addition of an extra day in the calendar year, it makes sense for more people to die. For centuries, astrologers believed children born on leap day have unusual talents, unique personalities, and even special powers.

If we’re looking at history a bit closer to home in the United States, then we should look at Massachusetts. The Salem witchcraft trials wasn’t a pleasant time in colonial America. There was a particularly negative connection to Leap Day as the first warrants for arrest went out on February 29th, 1692 for the Salem witchcraft trials.

It’s interesting to look back at marketing over the years. This has always been a favorite of mine. Harry Craddock, pioneering bartender at London’s Savoy Hotel in 1928 came up with a drink there. According to the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book, “It is said to have been responsible for more proposals than any other cocktail ever mixed”. Whether or not you’re in the market for a freshly soused spouse, you can make this cocktail with Craddock’s original recipe:

1 dash lemon juice
2/3 gin
1/6 Grand Marnier
1/6 sweet vermouth
Shake, serve, garnish with a lemon peel, and enjoy the flood of bittersweet flavors. It’s like a marriage, in your mouth!

Or if your travels take you to France, pick up a copy of the rare La Bougie du Sapeur, a French parody newspaper only published once every four years on Leap Day.

And, of course, GS Handmade has some special sales going on just for Leap Year. Make sure you check them out!

Scrapper’s Snips and Stitches Leap Day Sale – All items receive 29% off at checkout with coupon code Leap29. Expires March 2, 2020.

My Easy Curls – 20% off with LEAP20 Friday – Sunday

Happy Day Applique – Use code Extra to save 29% through Monday, March 2, 2020

Doxie Days – 29% off with code LEAPYEAR Friday and Saturday

Bizzy Bumpkins – 29% off with code LEAPYEAR20 Friday and Saturday

 

GS Handmade has an amazing year planned and you are not going to want to miss a bit of it!
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Bread Machine and 4 Bread Mixes Giveaway from the Prepared Pantry on the GS Blog

Enter to win a bread machine and 4 mixes from the Prepared Pantry.  Just by entering the contest, you’ll get $60 in coupons plus an emailed cookbook! Enter Here

Enter to win a bread machine and 4 mixes from the Prepared Pantry. 
Just by entering the contest, you’ll get $60 in coupons plus an emailed cookbook!

Enter Here

Save a pot o' gold

Save a pot o’ gold with Cricut

Starting today, through 3/12, Cricut is featuring excellent sales! including the Cricut Maker starting at $369 valid thru 3/12, use this link: https://thegslife.com/2NJiJhV 30% off Cricut Maker Materials valid thru 3/12, use this link: https://thegslife.com/2EQ7oZt 30% off Machine Tools valid thru 3/12, use this link: https://thegslife.com/2EKVOyq and 30% off paper valid thru 3/12, use this … read more

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Hip Girl Clips Joins the Tribe (Coupon Code Inside) Summer Savings for Gypsy Spoonful Members and Friends

We’re so stoked to welcome another sponsor to Gypsy Spoonful’s Tribe! I’ve been a happy customer of Hip Girl Clips for years now.  I’ve been buying ribbon, clips, headbands, tulle, elastic and other cool supplies there since back in the day.  As most of you know I love to support fellow #WAHMs and I also like to #shoplocal … read more

We’re so stoked to welcome another sponsor to Gypsy Spoonful’s Tribe! I’ve been a happy customer of Hip Girl Clips for years now.  I’ve been buying ribbon, clips, headbands, tulle, elastic and other cool supplies there since back in the day.  As most of you know I love to support fellow #WAHMs and I also like to #shoplocal and when I shop for things I need for my business with Hip Girl Clips, I can do both!

Their website store is offering 15% off ANY order now through August 31st with coupon code Gypsy-May

Get on over there and show them some love!