Saturday, January 24, 2009

Thought of the Day

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."

Lucille Ball

Friday, January 23, 2009


It's my favorite day again!! I am so happy. I feel like I wish my week away so the weekend will arrive.

This weekend I am going to begin working on a home project that I have been wanting to do for quite a while. I will share with you my progress. Of course, I will be doing this on a strict budget.

My family is also celebrating my husbands birthday Sunday. It was 12/26 but with the holiday schedule everyone has we always celebrate a 2-3 weeks late. We are taking him to his favorite restaurant, Arigatos Japanese Steakhouse. I am looking forward to it.

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

Thrifty and Neat Blog Entries Found This Week

1) A Valentine Quickie - A thrifty idea to decorate your front door.

2) L. O. V. E. Shaped Candy Canes - A neat idea if you have any leftover candy canes from Christmas.

3) Thrift Store Shopping - Great tips for shopping thrift stores.

4) Photo Display - A simple but very neat photo display.

5) Going Potty for Pennies - My daughter is in the early stages of potty training. Maybe I should try this.

SWAGBUCKS - Earning more FREE Gift Cards

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FREE Sample of Crest WhiteStrips Advanced Seal

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Thought of the Day

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."

Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, January 22, 2009

AC Moore Coupons

50% off 1 item - Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

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What Did You Get for FREE This Week?

My mailbox has been empty this week. I haven't gotten anything really exciting except for:

- Family Fun magazine
- Tide-To-Go Pen Coupon
- More Address Labels
- Good Housekeeping Magazine

What did you get FREE or exciting things in your mailbox this week?

Thoughtful Thursday - Help an animal just by clicking.

When you click, we display ads from our site sponsors. 100% of the money from these advertisers goes to our charity partners , who fund programs to provide mammograms to women in need.

FREE Chocolate Turtle Chex Mix

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Thought of the Day

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."

Alice Walker

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

6 FREE Valentine's Day Cards

Visit Stories by Everyone at Scrapbooksetc

All you need to do:
- Create an account.
- Choose your card.
- Upload a picture.
- Use Coupon Code - valentine at checkout which includes FREE shipping.

You do not have to enter any credit card information.

The site must be overwhelmed with hits. It is very slow.

Thrifty Idea - Plastic Grocery/CVS Bag

Multi-Use Item and Time Saver

I always keep one in my vehicle as a trash bag. It comes in very handy with a 2 year old. I constantly have something to drop in the trash (kleenex, wipes, empty raisin boxes). Once it gets full, I can grab another one and replace.

Interesting/Useful/Fun Website - Search for deep discounts on America's favorite family vacations.

Thought of the Day

"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you."

Deepak Chopra

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


General Mills Coupons
1 - .50 off Old El Paso Product
1 - .35 off Progresso Product
1 - .35 off Jenos Crisp 'n Tasty Pizza
1 - .35 off Totinos Product
1 - .50 off Green Giant Canned/Frozen Product
1 - .50 off Pillsbury Frozen or Refrigerated Dough Products
2 - .50 off any General Mills Products
All Coupons Expire - 12/31/09
To enter, please leave me a comment telling me what coupon you really look forward to winning. Please make sure I have a way of contacting you or include your email address. For an second entry, follow this blog and leave another comment letting me know you signed up.
A random winner will be chosen Sunday, January 25 at 9:00pm. The winner will be announced on Monday.

Country Egg Scramble


1 lb. Small Red Potatoes, Cubed
6 Eggs
1/3 Cup Milk
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/8 Tsp Pepper
2 Tbsp Butter or Margarine
8 Slices of Bacon, Crisp and Crumled
8 Medium Green Onions, Sliced (1/2 Cup)


Heat 1" of water to boiling in 2 quart saucepan. Add potatoes. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender; Drain.

Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper and set aside. Melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook potatoes in butter 3 to 5 minutes, turning occasionally until light brown. Stir in onions and cooking approximate 1 minute. Stir constantly.

Pour egg mixture into skillet. When mixture begins to set on the bottom and sides. Lift up cooked portion and let liquid flow to the bottom. Avoid constant stirring. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until eggs are done. Sprinkle with bacon.

Thought of the Day

"Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it."

Dr. Karl Menninger

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Thought of the Day

"To look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory."

Betty Smith