Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
- Continued with my lunch budget this month, can not spend over $3 for lunch including drink. It is amazing what you can find for under $3.
- Earned $10 in Amazon Gift Cards Swagbucks (Saving for Christmas)
- Read all MyPoints emails to gift cards
- Read all emails and took surveys from Inbox Dollars
- Used coupons on all grocery shopping trips.
- Continued to use samples for laundry detergent, lotion, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, etc.
- Keep lights off as much as possible.
- Shopped CVS and Walgreens for Freebies.
- Used Ebates when ordering online to receive cashback.
- Used Coupons and Gift Cards when Dining Out
- Purchased Fall/Winter Clothes for myself and Payton using coupons and gift cards on most purchases.
- I did several home projects myself, painting furniture, made a memo board etc. (Find these on my Thrifty Thursday posts)
- Received several items for review this month that provided free entertainment for myself and my family
Snow White and Seven Dwarfs Diamond Edition Blu-Ray and DVD set
Tickets to Disney on Ice
Eileen Goudge's New Book - Once in a Blue Moon - Awesome Book!!
Harry Connick Jr's New CD
Rock Fire Pit
Yoplait Delight Gift Pack
Yoplait Whips Gift Pack
- Ad Revenue for September $150
Family Fun Magazine
Secret Clinical Deodorant
Blue Bunny Refund from Labor Day with $2 coupon
$25 Build-A-Bear Gift Card - Blog Giveaway Winner at Icefairy's Treasure Chest (This will come in handy since I have Build-A-Bear on Fall/Winter Activity List)BzzAgent Glade Package
Did you get any great freebies this week?
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Thanks to My Blog Spark, I received a Nature Valley Granola Nut Cluster "Snack Pack" to review and I have 1 additional "Snack Pack" to giveaway. This has been my husband favorite product review so far. He love the items in the "Snack Pack".
- Leave me a comment telling one of your favorite elements of nature. (Required)
This is only valid for US residents.
This giveaway will close on Sunday, October 18 at 9pm. The winner will be emailed and posted Monday morning. You will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Planning a trip to Disney then you definitely need to check out mousesavers.com for tips, tricks and secrets in saving money while on your trip.
Definitely a website that holds the keys to "the happiest place on earth!"
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Disclaimer: My Blog Spark did send me a FREE product for writing this review. My thoughts and review is my opinion.
2 Cups Sugar
1-1/2 Cups Vegetable Oil
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 Cups All-Purpose flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
3 Cups Chopped Peeled Apples
1 Cup Coarsely Chopped Pecans
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1 cup packed brown sugar
In large bowl, beat the eggs until foamy; gradually add sugar. Blend in oil and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to egg mixture. Stir in apples and pecans. Pour into a greased 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving place.
In a small saucepan, combing topping ingredients. Bring to a boil; boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly pour over warm cake (some topping will run down onto the plate).
Yield: 12-16 servings
You can find other great recipes at Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.
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and you will get this fabulous frog bath toy a $10 value. Details HERE.
Monday, October 12, 2009
I'm not quite sure how the menu will work this week. It is going to be one of those weeks filled with lots of things to do.
Monday - $5 Pizza from Little Ceasar's, Appointment after work
Tuesday - Payton's Birthday - Dinner Out
Wednesday - Lemon Lime Barbecue Chicken and Rice
Thursday - Stromboli and Salad
Friday - Homemade Pizza for Movie Night
Saturday - Payton's Birthday Party
Sunday - ?
You can find other great menus and recipes on Menu Plan Monday at Organizing Junkie.
Mickey is hiding in the cake!
As you can tell by the picture, Payton was amazed by the show. She sat in awe during the whole show. She did get restless toward the end but couldn't keep her eyes off of the characters.
Here are your random numbers:
daisiesforu has been emailed and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Thanks to everyone for participating.