Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My Coke Rewards- FREE Ritz, Triscuit or Wheat Thin Coupon For 50 Points!

Wednesday's Deal on is a coupon for a FREE box of Ritz, Triscuit or Wheat Thin crackers for just 50 points! This is a limited time offer and they will run out, so hurry and go get one right now!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Meal Plan Monday- Crockpot Week!

School has started, soccer has started, and our schedule just seems to get busier and busier! So, this week I am going to be cooking in the crockpot!

I know many moms (or dads) are in the same situation and crockpot cooking has seemed to be in a lot of conversations I have heard this weekend. So, here is my crockpot menu for this week! It is going to be so nice to not worry about getting supper started in the evening when the baby wants a nap, when my oldest needs to get ready for his soccer game and when I am starting to feel my energy get zapped!

If you have a great crockpot recipe, please email it to me and I will share it with everyone on another Meal Plan Monday edition!

Mexican Cream Cheese Chicken- I just recently found Crockpot Girls on Facebook and I am enjoying all the recipes and ideas the members are sharing! This recipe comes from them, so you may have to "Like" their page to get to this recipe!

Slow Cooker Meatballs- Just throw some noodles on the stove when you get home and it's a meal!

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole- This reminds me of the casserole we eat on Christmas morning! Going to have to try this!

Slow Cooker Pork Chops- This looks really good! I think it will go great with some veggies and mashed potatoes!

Applesauce Chicken- I have applesauce in my refrigerator that needs to be used, so this is perfect timing!

Ham and Pineapple- This is a family favorite which usually gets cooked in the oven until warm. I am just going to throw it in the crockpot on low until warmed! Serve with mashed potatoes! Yummy!

Only 6 dinners this week, as we have a family celebration this Saturday! I love it when I don't have to cook!! Everyone have a great week and a great Labor Day Weekend!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Frugal Friday- Mason Jars For Bathroom Storage!

This week's Frugal Friday post comes to us courtesy of Clean and Sensible, where she shows us how to create beautiful and FRUGAL bathroom storage! I am in love with the soap dispenser! This is just something else to add to my Antique store shopping list!

See the entire article by clicking here! Enjoy!

Old Navy Super Cash In Your Wallet?

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If you took advantage of the Super Cash event at Old Navy a few weeks ago, don't forget that the Super Cash has to be redeemed, in-stores only, by August 29th! So, check your wallets as that is coming up quick!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Meal Plan Monday

This week my pocketbook is stretched to the limit. August is a horrible month for us! With back to school, a birthday, tags and taxes due and a HUGE electric bill thanks to almost a whole month of temps over 100 degrees, there isn't much room left for anything else. So, we are being very strict about our meal planning and going to make use of our pantry and freezer items we already have!

Here is what we are having for dinner this week...oh and BACK TO SCHOOL for us on Thursday! I'm just a little excited!


Skillet Chicken, Brown Rice and Vegetables- This is in our menu a lot, but it's delicious and super healthy. I will try to get some step by step pics of it up for next week!

Sloppy Joes, Chips, Smoothies

BBQ Cups- These are like Sloppy Joes except you add bbq sauce, ketchup and a little brown sugar to your hamburger and then serve over biscuits!

Pancakes, Sausage and Eggs

Chicken Breasts with Honey -Balsamic Glaze, Veggies, Mashed Potatoes

Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Baked Beans, Chips

Sandwiches (Peanut Butter/Jelly or Turkey) I know...we're fancy!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Frugal Friday Tip- Don't Throw Those Nectarines Away!

I type the words, Don't Throw Away, out of shame. You see, I just threw 3 rotten nectarines away, wasting about $2.00. I could have done quite a bit with that $2.00. I could have rented 2 movies. I could have went and bought my kids ice cream after their first day of school, or even paid for a shirt on clearance at Target. But instead, I threw it away! *Smacking myself on the forehead*

So, out of frustration, I give you this Friday's Frugal Tip- Don't Throw Anything Away!

Here are some ideas of what you can do with that one potato you have leftover or those 3 nectarines that aren't quite ready to throw away! *Smacking myself on the forehead once again*

*Have a few vegetables leftover from dinner? Take them and put them in a gallon size freezer bag. Keep adding those leftover vegetables until you have enough in your bag to make vegetable soup or to add to your roast!

*Potatoes- Shred them up to make hash browns!

*Fruit- cut up, flash freeze and bag them up. Use for smoothies or in pancakes!

*Bananas gone brown? Just stick them in the freezer. You decide if you want to cut up or just stick the whole thing doesn't matter!

*Bread-use day old bread for croutons!

*Juice from Canned Fruit- freeze in ice cube tray and use for smoothies! (Thanks Annette)

*Pasta Sauce- freeze it and use for that next spaghetti dinner!

*Onions and Peppers- chop them up, freeze them and then just break off how much you need!

Have anything else to add to the list? Comment below!

Monday, August 15, 2011

On The Border- Kids Eat Free 8-17 Only!

Available this Wednesday only, kids can eat FREE with purchase of an adult entree at On The Border.
Exclusions apply and you must print this email off to redeem this deal!

Maurices- 20% Off Total Purchase Pass

Now through August 17th, you can use this Reusable Savings Pass at Maurices and get 20% off your Total Purchase!

If my email address appears on the printable coupon, please cut that part off before redeeming!

Meal Plan Monday

I can't believe it's Monday again-last week seemed to fly by and the weekend was WAY too fast!

Here is what we are having for dinner this week: If it is highlighted, then it is a recipe link!


Grilled Shrimp and Grilled Hotdogs, Veggies

Sloppy Joes

Chicken Skillet: I just thaw out chicken, sprinkle with seasoning, and cook it in the skillet with Pam spray. When cooked through, cover with favorite cheese and cover. (I use Provolone). Brown rice and Veggies

Ham and Egg Skillet, Toast/Biscuits

Out To Eat

Chicken and Hotdogs On The Grill


Friday, August 12, 2011

Frugal Friday-When School Supplies Go On Clearance!

Part of the fun of the beginning of school is going shopping for those brand new school supplies, clothes, shoes, etc. However, fun doesn't mean the same thing as frugal! So, how can you save money but still get the "new" feeling that comes with back to school shopping?

Most school provide a school supply list with all the grades listed. This list doesn't change much from year to year. When all the back to school items go on clearance or get extremely cheap (think packs of pencils for a penny), buy several packages for the next year. You will always be buying glue sticks, pencils, crayons, erasers, etc. Keep them in a tub for easy access to have when the teacher asks your children to bring in replacements as well!

Then, next year pull the tub out, set up a store and have your kids "shop" for the items off their list. There may be a few items you have to find on sale but the remainder of your items should have only cost you a few dollars compared to what it would have been! Anything leftover can be put in an art tub or donated to your child's classroom!

Do you have any frugal back to school ideas? Leave a comment below and share them with us!

Mega Swagbuck Friday!

Don't forget that Friday is Mega Swagbuck Day at Swagbucks! You can earn more Swagbucks or higher values when get your Swagbuck on today!

Don't know what Swagbucks is? Go here to read my Swagbucks 101 post!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Meal Plan Monday!

I'll admit it...I've been BAD at meal planning for awhile. You see, where I live it's been the average of 102 degrees everyday! Who wants to cook when even turning the stove on makes it hotter in your house? So, we've basically ate sandwiches and sandwiches for the past several weeks!

However, school is starting and my husband is, I better start cooking again!
Here is what we are having this week...

Monday- Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Tuesday- Coupon Class (boys on their own)
Wednesday- Skillet Chicken w/ Cheese, Rice, Veggies
Thursday- French Toast, Sausage
Friday- Burritos, Black Beans, Chips and Salsa
Saturday- Egg Sandwiches
Sunday- Coupon Class- Out To Eat

Sunday, August 7, 2011

JcPenny-20% Off Sunday and Monday Only!

Save 20% off almost everything with this Friends and Family Event coupon! It is good August 8th and 9th only, so act fast!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Old Navy-$10.00 Off $50.00 Purchase+Super Cash Promo!!!

Go to Old Navy's Facebook Page, enter your first and last name and receive a coupon for $10.00 off a $50.00 Purchase!

This coupon is valid from August 5-August 18th. You should be able to use this coupon along with their $10 Old Navy Super Cash In Store Offer! Earn $10.00 Cash for every $20 you spend. In store only. Earn up to $50 of Super Cash per transaction, redeemable from August 25 to August 29, 2011!!!

So, that means for $40.00 you will get $50.00 worth of products and $20.00 to spend in Super Cash!

Take a guess where I'm going this weekend?!?!


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