Friday, January 2, 2009

Finally Friday

Another week has quickly passed by. I have managed to get lots of things done at home since Christmas. I always seem to get in a organizing / clean out mood after the holidays. I have taken down and packed away all of my Christmas decorations. I have cleaned out and organized 2 closets and all drawers in 3 rooms. I have started working on a scrapbook for Payton. I think scrapbooks are great but I have always said that I didn't have the patience to do one. I have 6 pages complete so far and I am enjoying it. I try to work on it at least 30 minutes a day. I hope I continue.

This weekend I plan on visiting with some friends. I would love to go to the movies (something I never do) and see Marley and Me. I may continue to organize if I feel the need again and I plan on working on Payton's scrapbook.

Have a great weekend and I'll see you Monday!!

What are your plans this weekend?

Thrifty and Neat Blog Entries Found This Week

1) Inexpensive Invitations - Meredith at Like Merchant Ships shared a great if you ever need inexpensive invitations.
2) Cleaning in the New Year - I am not the only one that did some organizing after the holidays. Check out what KaseyQ did in l hour.

3) The Secret to a Good Self Photo - Photo tips that may come in handy for you.

4) Empty Wrapping Paper Rolls - Toys to create from what would be trash. These are great ideas.

5) Little Dipper Pizza Fondue Recipe - Great idea for a quick dinner or for a Super Bowl Party.

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Thought of the Day

Join a club made up of other women who share at least one of your interests.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

FREE Bottle of Suave - January 14 Only!!

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I will remind you again on the 14th.

New Year's Resolutions

I don't usually make resolutions but this year I have decided to make a list of things I plan to do/change/or improve on. Wish me luck!

1) Plan a menu each week. I think this will save money but also it will end pity disagreements between my husband and I. We waste so much time trying to decide what to fix for dinner.

2) Pay off bills. I am starting the Debt Snowball by Dave Ramsey. I am on Step 2 of the Baby Steps. This will be hardest I'm sure.

3) I received some cash for Christmas and I have started me a "New Stove Fund". Anyone who would like to contribute, please let me know. LOL I am in desperate need of a new stove and I am going save enough cash to buy one. My husband doesn't know I am doing this. It's going to be my surprise.

4) Exercise more and lose a few pounds.

5) Get to work by 8:00 if not 5 minutes early every morning instead of 3-4 minutes after. :)

Have you made any New Year's resolutions? If so, let me know what they are.

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Arby's Coupon

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Interesting/Useful/Fun Website - Looking for an old friends from school. Try these neat websites.

Thought of the Day

Think of anything you would like to change about yourself or your life in the new year. Figure out ways that will help you make those changes.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual Sale

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Now through January 11 - Signature Collection $6 Each or 3 for $15

January 1 - 11 - Wallflowers Diffuser Starter SEts and Refills $5

January 5 - 11 - Select Aromatherapy & True Blue Spa Cleansers and Moisturizers -$5

January 8 - 18 - Anti=Bacterial Collection 5 for $15 or 7 for $20

You may also find gift baskets marked 75% off. They usually go fast.

What To Do With An Unwanted Gift Card?

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I personally don't think I would ever have this problem but incase you do this could may give you some ideas.

Maria's Italian Chicken Pasta

This is a quick dish that I make often.

1 Bottle Italian Dressing
2 Chicken Breasts
1 Bag Pasta (Elbow, Corkscrew, etc.)

Cook pasta until tender and drain.
Cut up chicken into bite size pieces and cook.
Combine pasta, chicken, and dressing and serve.

I like to serve this with garlic bread and a salad.

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Thought of the Day

Do something you enjoy - Read a book by your favorite author.

Monday, December 29, 2008

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A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words

Multi-Use Item - Plastic Cup

Punch holes in the bottom of a plastic cup to make a sifter to use. This will come in handy if you are wanting to sprinkle powdered sugar on top of a cake.

Thought of the Day

Go bicycle riding with a friend.