Kids Free Easter Fun at Bass Pro Shops

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Have a blessed day, Candy

Starbucks Free Pastry Day March 23, 2010

Get a free pastry on the morning of March 23 with the purchase of a handcrafted beverage.

Come to participating Starbucks on Free Pastry Day, March 23.

To get your free pastry, Click here for details and your coupon. But Free Pastry Day ends at 10:30 a.m. – so don’t miss out!

Reduce your cost of living…. part 2

Reduce your cost of living part 2 if you missed Part 1. What are other ways to reduce your cost of living? For my family we do little things everyday that can add up. Saving money doesn’t always have to be hard. Why not try little things first.

Little things that can add up

  • Pack  kids  lunch– I remember Ben my youngest telling a friend “I don’t buy I am a packer” We packed lunches right after dinner and then I only had one clean up. My children receive reduce lunches this year and I can’t tell you what a blessings this has been. I  had never felt right about applying for free/reduce lunches because we have always been able to provide, until last year. My husband is a proud man and things were so tight we applied and were blessed!  Next year we will be packers again.
  • Packing lunches for adults– Use leftovers and save at least $4 a day.
  • Bring your own drink– Do you know if you use a vending machine for your pop or bottled water you are spending at least $1 and just this month if you worked  23 days you are spending $23 a month on drinks.
  • Make your own coffee– Fancy coffees and latte′ are really hurting our budgets. Learn to make your own.
  • Make your own pizza– We started making our own pizzas and I have to say it is a neat family time. Thanks to coupons I was able to try Pillsbury pizza dough and it added to the experience and time.
  • Plan those leftovers– I hate to waste leftovers and try reinvent them. We have even had leftover night. This is where everyone picks a leftover and we use them all up.
  • Leftover vegetables are drained and put in a container in the freezer. I add a small amount that is left each night. When it is full I add it to soups or pot pies. I get a nice variety. This is something generations before have done, boy they were smart and we can too!

Do you know even our Lord was concerned about leftovers?   After everyone was full, Jesus told his disciples, “Now gather the leftovers, so that nothing is wasted.” John 6:12

Have a blessed day! Candy

Reduce your cost of living….

Reduce your cost of living…..Sounds great doesn’t it? Where or how to begin. I often think back when My husband Randy was out of work and I was the only income which wasn’t enough to support our family, my job was just extra. The feelings of what to do. I was overwhelmed, upset my husband wasn’t providing. I would look around our home like an addict may thinking what can I sell not for drugs , but to pay my bills. Everyday reducing our cost of living here are a few tips and if you have any to share with us I would love to hear!


  • Showers take less water then a bath. Take shorter showers and shut the water off while shampooing your hair.
  • Wash full loads of laundry. Washing one item still takes the same amount as a full load.
  • Run the dishwasher when it is full just like the washer.
  • My dad made me a rain barrel. This is wonderful for topping off my pond and watering my plants and garden in my back yard.
  • We use a window air conditioner and it drips condensation and I keep a bucket under it and when the bucket fills I water my plants in the front yard.
  • This tip may not be for all so I’ll say it and move on. When I was a kid we had a saying about flushing the toilet  “If it is brown flush it down, if it is yellow let it mellow” This is something Randy wasn’t so hip about, but it is a way to rude water expenses.
  • Don’t leave the water running while brushing teeth or washing your face.
  • Fix those dripping faucets and running toilet!
  • Reduce you water heater temperature, we keep ours at 120°
  • Wrapping your water heater..This is one I thought was for water heaters in the garage but it is for when they are in your home and will keep the water hotter and reduce energy cost.


  • Hang those clothes to dry. There is nothing better the smell of air fresh clothes! I hang all our t-shirts to dry even in the winter I have a handy rack my honey installed above my washer.
  • Only dry full loads of laundry
  • thermostat- In the winter try 65°- 68° and wear you socks and a sweater. In the summer- we keep it at 72° – 74° and run the ceiling fans.
  • Open those curtains when the sun is out in the winter and close them in the summer when the sun is out.
  • Dishwasher-  The drying cycle prop the door open before bed and unload in the morning. Ours also has an energy saver.

Tomorrow we will continue! Have a blessed day,

Panning for Red Gold

I checked out the Red Gold site this morning.  There are coupons, recipes and meal planning help. I signed up for the newsletter and receive special offers. Check out their site!

Thanks to Real life living check out her site! I have added her to my blog roll because she has some great frugal ideas  and tips to help us on our journey!  Annie is having a give away and it is running until 10 pm  March 21, 2010

Tide with Febreze Sample

Get your Tide with febreze Sample along with a coupon.

Thanks,  Money Saving Mom Check out her site!

Beginning Genealogy

I have always been interested in my family genealogy. My mom and sister have been really finding the information lately and they are  finding treasures. There is a new show called “Who do you think you are” on NBC Friday nights by: I am amazed the information they uncover for each of the celebrities.

Have you always wanted to research your Family Tree, but weren’t sure where to begin?

If you are interested and you  live in my area the Rossford Library is hosting a Beginning Genealogy Session on Saturday, March 27, 2010.

Beginning Genealogy

Saturday, March 27th

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Presented by Becky Hill

from the Rutherford B. Hayes Obituary Index

In the library’s community room

Have a blessed day,


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