Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thought of the Day

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.

Albert Schweitzer

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thrifty and Neat Blog Entries Found This Week


1) Finding Holiday Deals at the Dollar Store - I love the way Kasey classifies each item as a deal or a dud.


2) Create on a Budget - Kate got very creative in with her son's popcorn strings. Too cute!


3) Fabulous, Frugal Gift Tags - I love these ideas.
4) Slow Cooker Green Pepper Chicken Recipe - This sounds very good.
6) Going From 2 Incomes to 1 - Great article full of ideas in helping save and plan for the future.

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Thought of the Day

People with many interests live, not only longer, but happiest.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

BATH AND BODY WORKS COUPON


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Coupon Expires - 12/20


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FREE SAMPLE OF EXCEDRIN



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.50 COUNTRY CROCK COUPON



The coupon does not specify a size. You can often find the small tubs on sale for $1. If your store doubles coupon, that will make it FREE.


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What Did You Get for FREE This Week?

Lots of great goodies this week....



6 FREE NoteCards from Dove
Martha Stewart Living Magazine
Better Homes and Gardens Magazine
Elle Decor Magazine
Food Lion Coupons
FREE Pack of Peanut Butter Ghirardelli Chocolate


Did you receive any free goodies this week?

Thought of the Day

Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtous activities.

Aristotle

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

6 FREE HOLIDAY MP2 FROM ITUNES


The free MP3's include:
Ode to Joy
Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly
O'Christmas Tree
Joy to the World
Silent Night
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
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DEL MONTE PRODUCTS COUPON $1 OFF OF 4



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Thought of the Day

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door, we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

Helen Keller

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

TASTY TUESDAY - HOT APPLE PIE DIP

Ingredients:

1 8oz Philadelphia 1/3 less fat Cream Cheese
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 apple, chopped, divided
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tbsp. pecan pieces
Wheat Thins



Heat oven to 375.
Mix cream cheese, sugar, spice in medium bowl until well blended. Stire in half of the apples.
Spread into pie plate or small casserole dish. top with remaining apples, cheese, and nuts.
Bake 10 to 12 mins. or until heated through. Serve with crackers.


Makes 16 servings (2 Tbsp. per serving)

You can find other great Tasty Tuesday recipes at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.

GREAT NEWS FOR CEREAL LOVERS


General Mills announced this week a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to children under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.

The maker of Big G cereals reminds you that ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters. Cereals also deliver important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children´s diets.

Other cereal benefits:
Ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children´s diets.
Ready-to-eat cereal is the No. 1 source of whole grains in a child´s diet today.
More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures.
Studies also demonstrate the benefits of eating breakfast. A 1998 study showed that children who eat breakfast tend to perform better at school. Compared to children who skip breakfast, children who eat breakfast score higher on tests, are less likely to miss class or be tardy, have fewer reported discipline problems, and make fewer trips to the office.

For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.
Disclaimer: All the above information was provided to me from General Mills by MyBlogSpark.

Thought of the Day

"The only time to eat diet food is while you're aiting for the steak to cook."

Julia Child

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Thought of the Day

"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.

Orson Welles