Sunday, January 13, 2013

We've Moved

I'm excited to say we finally have our own domain name no more so if you have us bookmarked you will want to change it to the new address Still unpacking and there are still boxes laying around but you are welcome to come over. Don't worry you will still find all the old posts it's just at a new location.

Friday, January 11, 2013

$10 off $50 Printable Coupon for Winco Foods

Not sure how long this will be available but if you hurry you might be able to print a $10 off $50 purchase for Winco Foods. Go here to try:


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Last Day to get $5 Free from Ibotta

Sorry y'all I meant to tell you about this earlier but I kept forgetting and now it's the last day, my bad sorry! It's called ibotta, you download the app to your phone then you earn money when you buy any or all of the items they feature, when you buy the item you scan the bar code and click a picture of the receipt and they give you cash, when you reach $5 they will deposit it into paypal or send you a check. Today I bought Neosporin and earned $1.25 even though I got it for free with sale and coupons at Rite Aid.
You can sign up anytime but today is the last day for the $5 promo, click on the link sign up and you will get $5 added into your account the first time you redeem an offer. Super easy kind of fun, check it out


It's OK to Live Simply in 2013!

Did you make financial resolutions or goals for the year? Pay down debt? Put more in savings? Save towards a big purchase? Those are all realistic goals that I'm sure a lot of us will be working towards this year. One of my goals this year is to live more simply, I'm not talking crazy going off the grid, start spinning my own wool, beating my laundry on a rock kind of simply, I'm talking about trying to be happy and content without having to buy or acquire things all the time. Don't get me wrong I love a deal and I love to pass on deals I see but if we are buying out of boredom or to fill a void or to present an image to the world then it just ends up being excess.

Of course I'm not going to deny my family of the necessities but I'm going to really think before I make a purchase, "do I really need it" or "am I buying it because a friend got one and it looks cool". I'm not going feel bad that I don't always have the latest and greatest, there is nothing that I "need" to buy or have to impress anyone else. I know it's easy to get caught up, you get together with a group of friends or other Mom's and somebody always has the nicer house or car or purse or clothes or gadget but you just tell yourself "I don't need it to feel good about myself", remind yourself of the things you do have....... I have a beautiful family that loves me, I have healthy children or I have a wonderful relationship with my spouse or partner, I have a community of friends and loved ones that I belong to, I have a roof over my head, I have food to feed my children. These are the things that are most important, the other stuff is just fluff, there is absolutely nothing wrong fluff but don't let having it or not having it define who you are.

Let's adopt the "It's OK" attitude, start spreading the message that you want to live simply and that you encourage other people in your life to live simply, there is no shame, no judgement, there are no expectations. Let people around you know that it's ok to give a homemade gift or wrap things in comics, it's ok to trade things or go to the thrift store or reuse things instead of buying it all brand new. It's ok to have a kids birthday party at home or a park to save money instead of the bouncy place or one of the kids party places, it's ok to have a dvd movie night at home instead of spending a fortune at the theatre, it's ok to not have all the name brand clothes, it's ok that your kids don't all have iPads, iPhones and tablets, it's ok to say no when you get an invitation to go out to dinner but you really don't want to spend the money, it's ok to not spend a fortune at Christmas and birthdays and just keep it simple.................It's OK!! I think you get the point, so if you like what I'm saying feel free to spread the word..It's OK!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Homemade Sweet Potato Fries that aren't soggy!

Have you tried making homemade sweet potato fries but they end up turning out soggy? I promise if you follow this recipe they won't be soggy and limp! These are so yummy and good for you and cheaper than buying the frozen bags of sweet potato fries.
Start by heating oven to 450, peel a sweet potato and cut fries into uniform sizes, they cook better if they are all around the same size.
The secret to keeping them from getting soggy is to make sure they are absolutely dry when you bake them. After you have cut them up and dried them, drizzle with olive oil, just enough to coat them and sprinkle with seat salt (if you want salt).
Evenly space them on a cookie sheet so they don't touch, bake 15 minutes, take them out, turn each one over and bake 10 minutes more.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

2 Free Game Codes for LeapPad 2, LeapPad and Leapster Explorer!


I'm sure lots of kids got LeapPads or Leapster Explorers for Christmas this year, here are 2 free codes that you can use to get the Alphabet Stew Game and The Book of Super Awesome Stuff ebook. Just use the cord to connect the device to your computer, go to the leapster site to enter the codes. These work for the Leapster Explorer, LeapPad and LeapPad 2.

Alphabet Stew Game: 5813 0790 4610 4973

The Book of Super Awesome Stuff ebook: 5813 1140 1518 1413

I got both of these for my daughters Leapster Explorer and she especially loves the Alphabet Stew Game!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 7, The Third Wheel, hardback..$1.99 right now!

Lightning deal go quickly..........Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Third Wheel (Book 7 Hardback) $1.99! These could run out at anytime so I would grab one fast if you want one!

Lord of The Rings DVD's $3.99 at Amazon

If you love Lord of the Rings this is an awesome deal, all 3 DVD's from the Trilogy are $3.99 each for the widescreen version.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

70% Off plus FREE Shipping is Back!

Wow I can't believe this is back, if you haven't been able to get your cards out yet, you can still do it. I used this deal last week and paid $14.77 for 62 cards and that includes shipping to each card recipient. Pick out a holiday card, including picture cards, personalize and then if you enter your recipients addresses cardstore will ship them for free, then take 70% off your card total.

Lots to choose from!
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70% off Holiday Cards & Invites + Free Shipping at Cardstore
70% off Holiday Cards & Invites + Free Shipping at Cardstore
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70% off Holiday Cards & Invites + Free Shipping at Cardstore

Monday, December 17 is FREE Shipping Day!

Send yourself a reminder that Monday Dec. 17 is FREE Shipping Day and a list of all the retailers that are offering FREE shipping with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. Click the banner below to sign up!

Starbucks BOGO Holiday Drink is back!

Starting December 13, that's today from 2-5 pm at participating Starbucks when you buy one holiday drink you get one free. Offer good Dec 13- Dec 16, 2-5pm at participating Starbucks!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

$ .99 Cepacol next week at Rite Aid!

Next week you can score Cepacol at Rite Aid for $ .99!

Just click on the banner below to print a $1.00 off coupon on Cepacol! After coupon and UP Reward it's only $ .99!

Lots of FREE Holiday Music Downloads from Amazon!

Just click the Amazon banner to get lots of FREE MP3 downloads, lots of $5 album specials too!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Get Batteries for all the Kids Toys & Gadgets from

Awesome deal on batteries at! Lots to choose from!
16AA/8AAA/2-9V Alkalineplus Battery Pack $12.00
16AA/8AAA/2-9V Alkalineplus Battery Pack  
AAA MAX Alkaline Batteries 72pk $15.00
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D Alkaline Batteries 8-Pack $8.00
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Red Velvet Holiday Bundt Cake

I needed a dessert for a party last weekend so here's what I made. Red Velvet in a bundt pan, it's from a box but still delicious and everybody loves red velvet, made some cream cheese frosting and just kind of spread it around, then I took a toothpick dipped in red food coloring and made circles all over, did the same with green. Looks a little messy but it worked, I used a fun little holiday platter to make it more festive, all the ingredients cost me about $2.50, much better than stopping at a grocery store on the way and spending $15 or $20 on something premade.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Find your favorite Food or Cooking Magazine, subscriptions starting at $3.99 per yr!

For all the Foodies or if you just love food, find your favorite Food & Cooking Magazine. 1 year subscriptions starting at $3.99 per year, lots to choose from: Taste of Home, Bon Appetit, Saveur, Vegetarian Times, Wine Enthusiast, La Cucina Italiana, Diabetic Cooking, Simple & Delicious, The Beer Connoisseur, Cookbook Digest.
Sat, Dec 8 & Sun, Dec 9, Subscribe to Holiday Food & Cooking Magazines starting at $3.99/year at!



Friday, December 7, 2012

Hot Hot 70% off Holiday Cards and Invites Plus Free Shipping!

This is such a good deal, depending on the card you basically get the card and the shipping to the recipient for less than the cost of a stamp, you couldn't buy and send your own cards for less than this. Just go to choose your card, upload your photo, customize then they do all the rest. Tons of cards to choose from!
70% off Holiday Cards & Invites + Free Shipping at Cardstore, Use Coupon Code: CCP2470, Valid thru 12/11/12 at 11:59pm PST, Shop Now!

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Can you think of anything more fitting right now?

I truly believe this says it all, can you think of
anything else that is more true?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Another Giveaway from

"Like" on Facebook and then sign up to win a LeapPad 2. Just click on the banner below and it will take you to their Facebook page. Good Luck!

I'm such a laundry loser!

I suck at laundry I won't deny it, yeah it's easy to put loads of laundry in the washer but taking it out of the washer and into to the dryer before it starts to smell (especially if you have a front load washer) is a whole different story and then removing it from the dryer, folding and putting it all away is well let's just say I'm a firm believer in wearing the clothes directly out of the clean laundry basket to avoid all that wasted time and energy spent on folding and putting away!
Needless to say I use vinegar like it's going out of style, so to freshen a load of laundry I just pour some vinegar in the soap or fabric softener reservoir and run a short cycle, I usually use cold to save the energy on hot water (depends on the clothes you are washing). My Husband has learned after many years if his sock drawer is empty, before coming to me, always check the dryer and/or various random laundry baskets, he may hit the jackpot, he may not. If not he needs to approach me in a calm, cheerful manner, he can casually mention it to me but without a hint of expectation in his voice. I will get to it but of course it takes time and it's a process, in the meantime I suggest he have some emergency backups hidden somewhere, what's that saying about being prepared???
Here's how I clean my HE washer Vinegar and Baking Soda to clean my washer.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Hot Amazon Deal for Downton Abbey Lovers

This is a great deal for the Downton Abbey lovers, I have friends who watch this and absolutely love it. I haven't watched it yet but I just got hooked on Sherlock on PBS LOVE IT!
$23.99 for Seasons 1&2 on DVD and $25.99 for Seasons 1&2 on Blu-Ray.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Classic Fisher Price on Woot!

Check out these deals on classic Fisher Price on, click the banner below to go to kids.woot.


Win a KitchenAid Mixer!

Win a KitchenAid Mixer, contest ends December 28th. This would come in handy right now!


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