Christian PF turns 2 giving away Wii and iPod

I would like to congratulate  Christian PF who turned  2 and they are giving away a wii and an iPod. I thought there may be some who would like a chance. Good Luck!

Families coping

This week we did our families coping about parties on a budget. Here is the Affordable Party post.

Tomorrow,  My oldest is moving with two of her friends. The girls are so excited a new adventure in their lives. Kelsey has found most all her furnishings at garage sales, Savers or Goodwill. I am also hearing many asking “Kelsey what do you need for our new apartment?”  Everything from lamps to a table and chairs.

With her new adventure comes the question: Do we continue to pay her cell phone? If we keep her on our cell plan it’s $12 a month or if she gets her own plan it’s $60 a month. The frugal in me say just continue and let her renew on mine and Parent says she needs to see what this adult world is like;  Also with the girls on my plan I pay an extra $20 added to my cell line because I am the primary number for unlimited texting. (something I rarely do)

Thanks and have a blessed weekend, Candy

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New HOME made simple Booklet

Marilyn at Marilyn’s Money is sharing this site for a HOME made simple Booklet. In this coupon booklet you receive different coupons. The last time I received a booklet I got a free rinse aid from Cascade among a bunch other coupons. Marilyn is always sharing ways to save us money. Thanks Marilyn!

Have a great day! Candy

Tips from you!

I received this from Sheila:

Good morning! :)  In case you didn’t know, Kroger has a sale going that I thought worth sharing. They have a sale buy 2 Country Time drink mixes between 5/29 and 6/11, and you will get a $1 Catalina coupon good on you next general purchase. These are on sale for $1 each until 6/2.  Use the $1.50/2 printable coupon, spend .50 cents out of pocket and earn a $1 Catalina.

Here’s 2 sites for printing out coupons:

found on my home page

Then go to, click on the Coupons button at the top.  You’ll have to sign up with an e-mail address but no snail mail addy. :)  Once you sign up, they’ll allow you to print off a coupon.

New way to use old things!

I don’t know about you, but I love finding new uses for old things. The frugal way to recycle!  Here are a few ideas:

  • Sock with a hole- I cut the sock up the middle and use them for cleaning rags. If I have a dirty job I throw them away and have no guilt.
  • One sock the other is no where to be found, (My girls would wear it with a different sock.) I clean crystals on chandeliers by wetting the sock and put it on my hand and wiping the crystals or for regular dusting.
  • Mismatched sock-  use as hot pack, fill with rice tie a knot in the end and heat in the microwave for 1 minute.
  • Mesh bags- onions mesh bags I save them for pot scrubbers. You can also put a washcloth in the bag and really clean those pans. When the mesh needs to be cleaned I put them in the dishwasher to clean and disinfect.
  • Oranges- mesh bag- they are great for storing store plastic bags or bath toys for the kids.
  • This is a neat idea found at Our little apartment – Earring holder made with mesh and a frame.
  • Ketchup bottle- clean well and use it to make the perfect pancakes. Fill with your batter and squeeze just the right amount.
  • cereal box- we have made magazine holders and I found this while looking for a picture to show you. Drawer organizers This is going to be my next project!
  • Old CD’s- I use them for coasters. I was teasing my husband when we closed our business and he had all his CPR training videos, I finally got a matching set of coasters.
  • I found this at Real Simple- CD case used as a recipe holder.
  • Toilet paper roll cardboard- use for storing extension and appliance cords. This is a picture found at Real Simple Magazine. I like to cut them in half for cell phone chargers and small appliance adapters.

If you have any to add let me know and have a blessed day, Candy

Mars Real Chocolate Sweet Relief

Thank you Kristine for this tip:

What is Real Chocolate Relief?

Times are tough and we at Mars want to help. How, you ask? Every Friday through September, Mars will give away FREE* real chocolate to 250,000 people. That means you can enjoy your favorite Mars candy brands—M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, 3 MUSKETEERS®, MILKY WAY® and DOVE®— for free*!

Here is the link for Friday’s Coupon and Friday is the only day you can get a coupon. Free chocolate what could be better!

If you have found a freebie to share please let me know. Candy

May 30, 2009 Free ice cream at Walmart

Free Ice cream at Walmart on May 30, 2009 from 11am-4pm. Click here to see if your local Walmart is participating. One sample per customer while supplies last.

The following samples will include:  NEW Ben & Jerry’s Flipped Out Cup, NEW Blue Bunny Aspen Frozen Yogurt Granola Bars, and Dibs Nestle Crunch Snack bag.

Great Cleaning at Arm and Hammer

I love baking soda and use it almost everyday. I found Jill’s Secret Solutions this morning at Arm and Hammer there are some great cleaning tips and some coupons to print. I thought it was worth sharing.

If you have found a site out there worth sharing let me know. Have a blessed day, Candy

Free single scoop ice cream at Friendly’s June 6, 2009

Free Ice Cream at Friendly’s. The start of summer at Friendly’s and you can enjoy a single scoop cone or dish of ice cream. Please call your local Friendly’s to make sure this is in your area.

Thank you for your service!

Today is the day we set aside to Honor those who have died defending our country. Those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend and protect us.

We have always taught our children to thank servicemen and women for their service. A few years back we were in church and my son Jacob spotted a young man in his uniform. Jacob went up to him and said “Thank you for your service!”  The young Marine got choked up and said “you are welcome!”

I don’t care if we agree with the war or not, we have so many brave men and women serving our country. The families surviving at home without them, praying for safe return. Some may never come home and those who do we should rejoice and thank them for their service.

Here is a neat story in the Toledo Blade, a woman who has always given thanks and now needs us to continue her mission.  Memory keeper seeks help with mission of honor

God’s Blessings and thank you for your service, Candy


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