Oct 312011
 

Happy Halloween Friends!

On Saturday, my sweet girl took her first step into her season with braces, two spacers on her top jaw to make rooms for her retainer… which means this Mom is on the naughty list for the minute. I swear I did not originally plan for her appointment to be before this candy-fest “holiday”, it was supposed to be next weekend but the orthodontist had a change in schedules. So, my sweet C has to fore-go all the good candies for the next three weeks in order to keep said spacers in place until they are removed - what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right? She is so strong… I love that girl!

My brother and I carved our pumpkins last night at my parents house:

Our Pumpkins

Today I roasted the seeds from the pumpkins and oh.my.gosh they are delicious.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS

Seeds from two pumpkins, rinsed clean of the orange gunk

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

2 Tbsp Salt seasoning [I used McCormick Grill Mates Roasted Garlic & Herb]

PRE-Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Preheat oven to 300* and line a baking pan with parchment paper or foil.

Place cleaned seeds in bag or bowl, add oil and seasonings, mix to coat seeds.

Empty coated seeds onto lined baking pan in a single layer [add more seasoning if it looks too sparse for your liking] and “roast” for 1 hour.

Mix up the seeds around 30 minutes.

VOILA! Your roasted seeds are complete. I was supposed to share my seeds with my brother… I don’t think they will last long enough to wait for him to get here – I am very happy with the outcome!

 Posted by at 5:00 pm
Oct 312011
 

Creed

Christian Book Distributors is offering more FREE eBooks through their website:

Stash as many titles to your cart as you desire and checkout [you will need to sign in or create an account]; your selections will be available in ”My Account” under eBooks until you decide to delete them.

Happy Reading!

 Posted by at 8:12 am
Oct 292011
 

One of my husband’s favorite songs to hum is Jesus Paid it All by various christian artists – we sing it at church at least once a month.

He hums it in time of strength, times of weakness [there are not many] and when he just wants to call out to the Lord for peace. It makes me proud to have such a strong husband who hums out in times of need.

He has been super stressed with an office move [I think they were trying to perk the place but, but epically failed, I haven't seen the results of the owner's choices yet] and his general work load. So, being the supportive wife that I am, I wanted to help him out in some way. I have no idea how to work his business programs, so his work load is still on his lap. Maybe a word of encouragement? How about a sign of encouragement for the newly renovated office he now perches at? Indeed! I used PhotoShop to edit a picture of snowflakes to include the text, “Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as Snow”. I sent the print in to Walgreen’s to have mailed to me on matte paper and we had an unused frame in our guest room. Once the print came in, I popped it in the frame and B was SO happy to see it when he got home, he just loved it!

Jesus Paid it All

Have you done something special for one of your loved ones lately? I hope this encourages you, even the little things mean a lot!

Haven’t heard the song before? Well, here you go:

Have a blessed weekend and remember in your time of need: Jesus Paid it All… Y’all!

 Posted by at 8:00 am
Oct 282011
 

This week is fiscal year end at my big girl job and so I was only going to go to Wal-Mart to get bread and trash bags, because we were completely out of both and I did not have time to shop for ANYTHING else. Well, I got the bread and bags… plus a few other things. What’s up with that?! You can NEVER get out of Wal-Mart with just your shopping list. Oh well, such is life.

Wal-MartWalMart 10/28/11

Nature’s Own Honey Wheat bread $2.18

2 Minute Maid Apple Juice 10pk @ $2.98 = $5.96 – [2] $2.00/1 = $1.96 or $0.98 each

Schick Hydro $5.47 – $5.00/1 = $0.47

2 Schick Quattro @ $6.97 = $13.94 – [2] $5.00/1 = $3.94 or $1.97 each

Old Spice Body Wash $0.97 – $1.00/1 = -$0.03

Brawny Trash Bags $0.96

Total Spent $12.12

Total Saved $20.00 or 62%

Now, it is time for you to share all of your amazing trips from this past week!


 Posted by at 8:00 am
Oct 272011
 

PFChang's TREAT

Who else has been working like a dog this week and needs a delicious meal served up? I hear lettuce wraps calling my name!

This weekend, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is celebrating Halloween by offering an additional 20% off all online orders arranged for pick up any time between Saturday, October 29th and Monday, October 31st.

Log on to P.F. Chang’s online ordering and choose October 29, 30 or 31 as your pick up date. After you have completed your order, use the promotion code TREAT at checkout to receive the 20% discount.

This promotion is Spicy Tuna HOT and will not last beyond October 24 and P.F. Chang’s will not offer the discount in store – so please remember to use the code at check out.

The code is not available for use in conjunction with other discounts or for purchases of gift cards and large party take-out orders.

 Posted by at 5:00 pm
Oct 262011
 

I’m still here friends! This fiscal year end is pretty stellar… stellar in the fact that it takes every waking minute that I am at my business computer… which is a lot since I am lucky enough to get to work from home. I :heart: my job in SO many ways.

I wanted to send you a little plug for all my endeavors.

I have finally added a few items to my Etsy Shop, check them out:  OH and shop before October 31 and all proceeds will be allocated to my Avon Breast Cancer Walk AND there is a 15% discount code that can be found in my shop’s profile!

Also, I created Eat. Pray. Run. repeat and God Bless America items on Zazzle; I love the Eat. Pray. Run. Women’s Tshirt, I actually bought my own product! I usually wear it on Tuesday’s when we take our daughter out to dinner or on the weekend when we are seeing friends, family and participating in sports. The t-shirt is so soft and fitting that I think I would wear the t-shirt everyday[even if it didn't have print on it]. LoL!

  

 I hope you are enjoying beautiful Fall weather and gearing up for Monday – the kid’s are going to be out fierce-like, I can feel it!

 Posted by at 5:50 pm
Oct 242011
 

Rain Song

Christian Book Distributors is offering more FREE eBooks through their website:

Stash as many titles to your cart as you desire and checkout [you will need to sign in or create an account]; your selections will be available in ”My Account” under eBooks until you decide to delete them.

Happy Reading!

 Posted by at 8:16 am
Oct 212011
 

P.F.Chang's and Baseball

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is celebrating America’s Pastime [aka. Baseball] during the World Series by offering an additional 20% off all online orders arranged for pick up any time between Saturday, October 22nd and Monday, October 24th.

Log on to P.F. Chang’s online ordering and choose October 22, 23, or 24 as your pick up date. After you have completed your order, use the promotion code HOMERUN at checkout to receive the 20% discount.

This promotion is Spicy Tuna HOT and will not last beyond October 24 and P.F. Chang’s will not offer the discount in store – so please remember to use the code at check out.

The code is not available for use in conjunction with other discounts or for purchases of gift cards and large party take-out orders.

 Posted by at 5:00 pm
Oct 212011
 

TGIF, Friends! How was your week? Our’s was just peachy, we went to have dinner with our daughter on Tuesday at our favorite eatery and we chatted about very serious stuff like Halloween and why zombies should wear suspenders. I told you it was serious. Wish you were there! This weekend our boys have a baseball tournament out of town, so we will be packing lunches and taking snakes snacks to stay within budget this month. What is better at a ball game that a nice PB and J? Ok, a hot dog, probably. Oh, I am so ready for the weekend – come on 5 o’clock!

Did you hear? I have one Christmas recipient complete and another almost there, all I can say at the moment is that it is Sooner related. Yay!

Next week marks my company’s fiscal year end, so if you don’t hear from me, I am probably hiding under my desk or have run away - you are fully warned. Now, on to shopping!

WalgreensWalgreens 10/21

Airwick Freshmatic $7.99 – $4.00/1 = $3.99 [Earn $3 RR WYB 1, Limit 1]

2 Chip’ins Popcorn Chips @ $1.99 = $3.98 – [2] $1.00/1 = $1.98 or $0.99 each

Schick Hydro Razor $8.49 – $5.00/1 = $3.49 [Earn $4.50 RR WYB 1, Limit 1]

Nestle Butterfinger Pumpkin $0.59 [filler]

Total $10.47

Total Spent $7.47 [used $3.00 RR]

Total Saved $26.10 or 78% [Earned $7.50 RR for future use]

CVSCVS 10/21

2 Nexxus Products @ $10.79 = $21.58 [Earn $10 ECB WYB $20, Limit 2]

2 Goldfish @ $1.50 = $3.00 [Earn $10 GC WYB $30, Limit 5]

2 Coke 2L Bottles @ $1.50 = $3.00 [Earn $10 GC WYB $30, Limit 5]

2 Mars [Twix, Snickers] Fun Size @ $2.50 = $5.00 – $1.00/2 CVS Coupon – $1.50/2 = $2.50 or $1.25 each [Earn $10 GC WYB $30, Limit 5]

Wisk Detergent $4.99 – $2.00/1 = $2.99 [Earn $10 GC WYB $30, Limit 5]

Total $33.45

Total Spent $20.45 [used $13.00 ECB]

Total Saved $28.40 or 57% [Earned $10 ECB for future use]

Randall’sRandalls 10/21

4 Diet Coke 12pk @ $5.99 = $23.96 – B2G2 Sale = $11.98 or $2.99 each

Nabisco Chips Ahoy $3.99 – FREE with B2G2 Sale = FREE

Safeway Peanut Butter $2.50

Snuggle Fabric Softener $3.99 – $0.75/1 = $3.24

Chopped Spinach $1.59

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls $1.99 – $0.30/1 = $1.09

8 Yoplait Yogurt cups @ $.60 = $4.80 – $0.50/8 – $0.40/6 loadable = $3.00 or $0.37 each

Open Nature Ice Cream $4.99 – FREE mailer = FREE

3 Glade products @ $1.99 = $5.97 – $1.00/1 – $1.00/2 = $3.97 or $1.32 each

Brita Filter Water Pitcher @ $18.99 – $5.00/1 In Ad – $5.00/1 = $8.99

Hostess Twinkies $2.49 – $0.50/1 = $1.50

Nature’s Own Honey Wheat bread $2.00

Open Nature Organic Chicken Breast $4.67 – 30% Clearance = $3.27

Whole Fryer Chicken @ $0.77/lb = $2.96

Lucerne Shredded Cheese $2.00

Lucerne Milk $1.99

Nature Sweet Tomatoes $1.00

Apple $0.89

Bananas $1.15

Total $56.43

Total Saved $62.99 or 54%

Shopping 10/21To wrap it up, my totals for this week’s trips were:

Total Spent: $84.35

Total Saved: $117.49 or 58% [Earned $7.50 RR and $10 ECB for future use]

Now, it is time for you to share all of your amazing trips from this past week!



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