Friday, April 4, 2008

Thank Goodness Its Friday

Lucky or unlucky, Friday is one of the most popular days in the week. TGIF is the commonly used acronym meaning "Thank Goodness It's Friday!". There is even a popular restaurant that goes by the name, claiming that whenever you eat there it is Friday. The love for the day is undoubtedly engendered by the fact that in the Western World it is the last workday of the week.

Wish me luck today. I am going with a friend to play Bingo tonight. I went last month and won twice!! Wohoo!! I was so happy. I hate to go play and not win anything. I feel like I just threw my money away! Its at our local community building. The prizes vary from time to time. I'll let you know if I win.

Have a GREAT Weekend!!

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

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Increasing Food Prices

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Thoughtful Thursday

A Friend...

Is someone that everyone needs
A friend
Is that special one
A friend
Is someone you tell EVERYTHING
A friend
Is someone you never lie to
A friend
Can be a boy or a girl
A friend
Is someone that is always their
A friend
Will always listen to you
A friend
Always has input to give
A friend
Will never leave you in the dust
A friend
Will help you through the thick and the thin
A friend
Will always stand by your side
A friend
Will never let you down
A friend
Is someone everyone needs
What would you do if you didnt have a friend?

Shashidhar Kumar

Send a friend/family member an ecard to let them what they mean to you. You can find FREE cards at Hallmark or 123greetings.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

FREE Potty Training DVD

Click here for your FREE DVD. Not everyone may need this but I have a 17 month old who will hopefully start potty training soon.

CVS Trip Tuesday :)

1 - CVS Paper Towels
1 - CVS Toilet Tissue
1 - CVS Kleenex
1 - CVS Baby Wipe - 12 Ct.
5 - Softsoap Body Wash
5 - Johnson's Shampoo
1 - Johnson's Buddie Soaps
2 - Speed Stick Deodorant
1 - Huggies Diapers

Total - 59.34
Minus Mfg. Coupons - ($ 12.97)
Minus CVS Coupons - ($4.00)
Minus ECBs - ($30.95)
Ending Balance - $ 13.02 OOP (Includes Tax)
(Used a Gift Card I received for a New RX)

Earned - $ 27.95 ECBs + 3.00 Quarterly ECBs

Free Bottle of Coffeemate

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Honey Bun Cake

1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
4 Eggs
3/4 Cup Oil
1/2 Cup Sugar
8 ounces Sour Cream

1-1/2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Raisins (If Desired)

2 Cups Confectioners' Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla

Heat Oven to 300 Degrees.
Blend All Cake Ingredients Together and Pour One-Half into Greased 9 x 13 Baking Pan.
Combine the Topping Ingredients Together and Pour Over Batter.
Pour Remainder of Batter Over Topping.
Pour Remainder of Topping Over Batter.
Bake for 45 Minutes.

Make Glaze by Combining Ingredients Together with Enough Water to Make Glaze Then Enough to Drizzle. Top Cake with Glaze While Hot.

NutraSweet Sample

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Mail Call

Saturday, 3/29/08
Trash Bag Sample
Reynolds Wrap Sample
Free Issue of Rachel Ray Magazine

Monday, 3/31/08
$10 Rebate Check from Duracell - Don't Remember Why?
Walgreens Rebate Card - $4.00

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Another Offer for FREE Dove Deodorant

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You can get a sample from Wal-Mart and Costco.

Thoughtful Thursday

Share a useful website that you enjoy with someone who may enjoy it too. Don't forget to share it with me too!!


I have used this several times especially when my husband is out of town. It always worked great for me.

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Free Sun-Maid Recipe Books

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Free Total Cranberry Crunch

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Gillette 2 in 1 Body Wash

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Stockpiling Inventory

I have been playing the grocery game for almost a year. Yesterday, I went through my Hygiene and Beauty stockpile. My husband watched as I put everything in the floor so I could arrange my closet. Below are my totals. I was shocked.

Toothpaste - 25 (doesn't include travel size)
Soap - 15 bars
Shower Gel - 12 bottles
Shampoo - 12 bottles
Conditioner - 8 bottles
Kleenex - 2 boxes
Shaving Cream/Gel - 4 Men, 3 Women
Toilet Paper - 25 Rolls
Johnsons Soap Buddies - 7 Bars
Deodorant - 5 Men, 10 Women
Toothbrushes - 4
1 Box of Samples (Travel Size) - Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothpaste, Lotion, Dental Floss etc.

I plan on cleaning out my gift closet next. I'll let you know what I have there too.

Bath & Body Works Coupon

Click here for a coupon for Bath & Body Works. Great way to stock up for yourself and for gifts.

Petite Cruisine Gourmet Cat Food Sample

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Monday Morning

I was happy this morning, as I woke up in bed,
Then realized it was Monday and I faced the day with dread,
For somehow, whatever comes my way, my temper is displayed,
Just mentioning 'it's Monday', my nerves, they become frayed.

The day will be just a ' write off', it's no good me trying to do
Any sort of reasonable job, things won't go right. It's true!
It's like a 'cloud' which hangs around and never let's you be,
Whatever I attempt to do, disaster follows me.

If I could sleep through Monday then that would be just bliss!
Then Monday wouldn't happen, I'd have given it a miss!

© Ernestine Northover