Sunday, November 30, 2008

I hope everyone enjoys today’s freebies. I was crazy coupon clipping today! Got some extra P&G’s, so I was clipping! Like I promised I’m posting both my CVS and WAGS list. Maybe you can use them in the upcoming week! I’ve also decided to do a new daily thing, the “site” of the day where I’ll post a site I find everyday that I like! Hope you enjoy!

Today’s Site:
View the Coupon Inserts as early as Thursday at this site, sign up for the newsletter to save money!

Free Hand Sanitizer Sample

Sign up for Free Samples, Coupons, and Tips from Scotch Brite

Free Sample of Sun Crystals

Free Samples from Remedy Life

Free William The Conqueror Book

Lysol Healthy Habits Kids Activity Book

Free Parent Handbook “Navigating The Teen Years”

Free Official Niagra USA Travel Guide

Free Shick Razor Samples

Free New England Map and Travel Guide

Free Lactaid Sample from Sam’s Club (no membership # req.)

Free Sunmaid Cookbook

Coupon Sites To Visit: under resources

I hope all these freebies help!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Today's Freebies

Hope everyone has had a good Saturday - and hit up the last of the Black Friday Sales. I'm going to CVS and WAGS (Walgreens) tomorrow - so I've been planning my list! I'll post it up tomorrow! I seem to be having some trouble with blogger, so I may have to post an alternative link to view today's freebies! We'll see! Some of today's freebies aren't "freebies" but cool deals I've found - hope you enjoy!

Get A Free Pink CZ Solitaire Ring - Just Pay $5.95 S/H

Free Sterling Silver Jewelry - Just Pay 6.95 S/H

Four Week Trial of Stamps.Com

Use Code: forever

Free Christmas Printables

Nature Made Vitamin Samples - Click on the bottles - Many to choose from

Chamonix Skin Care

Who knew toothpicks could look so pretty? These lovely sparkly, fuzzy ornies are all ready for the holidays.

What you'll need:

4 toothpicks, cut in half
9 small glittery white pom poms
White craft glue
White or gold ribbon
White craft paint
How to make it:

Paint the toothpicks white and let them dry.
Glue the pointed end of a toothpick into one pom pom. Repeat for all toothpicks, gluing them in a radial pattern, and let them dry.
Place a generous amount of glue onto the unglued end of one of the toothpicks glued to the center pom pom. Take one of the remaining white pom poms and glue it on. Continue this step for all the remaining toothpicks attached to the center pom pom. Allow for them all to dry completely, overnight or even two days is best--this is a fragile project!
Carefully tie a piece of yarn around one of the toothpicks up near the pom pom. Add a little glue to reinforce the knot and then let dry.

Be carefully not to push on the toothpicks too hard as they may break.
About ten minutes into the paint drying, lift the toothpicks off the paper so that they do not stick to your work surface then return the toothpicks to paper to continue drying
This is a fragile project and requires patience. Your best bet is to allow these to dry for two days. If you need to speed up the project, use hot glue instead. Make sure an adult is on hand if you are using the hot glue.

Horton Hears A Who
Win one of 5 Special Edition DVD's

Elephant Tales
Win one of 5 Elephant Tales DVD's

100 Things You Can Make Yourself

Friday, November 28, 2008

How to Stay Warm the Old-Fashioned Way

Was searching through the internet today
(using my new favorite search engine - scour - sign up here
I was looking for ways to save money off your heating bill. Lately I've been reading about different heaters,
and layering clothing and such - but I wanted some really, good tips - and here is what I found!

-As the winter weather grows colder and colder, you can learn to adjust the temperature lower and lower and your body will adjust too. Every few days set your heat a few degrees cooler.

-Each time you adjust the temperature lower, add more warm clothing, such as thermal underclothing, an extra pair of socks and warm sweatshirts. There are so many different seasonal sweatshirts that you probably have many already that will make you look great and feel comfy at the same time.

-A pillow for your feet. That helps keep your feet from the coldest part of my house, the floor. You will be surprised that you don't need as much heat as you had thought. Just think of the savings!

-Socks keep out the cold Check out the windows of your home. If you feel cold air coming in around your windows, you have a problem. You can stuff strips of old worn out socks around the cracks between the window and the frame. Cut the socks lengthwise and then cut into halves or fourths depending on the size of the cracks where the cold air comes in. It's much cheaper than caulking and much easier to remove when spring comes. Use the rounded knife blade to push the material into the cracks. If your friends wonder at your new decorations, just tell them your windows have ruffles!

-Stop that draft under the door Many older houses have problems with air seeping in under the doors. Use a throw rug, fold and tuck it across the bottom of the door. This helps especially at night when the outside temperature goes down and the wind is blowing a blue northern.

-Warm sunshine On those cold, but sunny days, open the drapes and pull up your blinds and let the sunshine in. It's free solar heating.

Today's Freebies

Hey everyone,
Here are some of today's freebies I hope you enjoy! Not so many - they get a little slow around the holidays! Hope you enjoy!

Free Sample of Dunkin Donuts Coffee

Free Crest Headband

Country Know-How, How-To, Lots of great info!

Free Sample of Aquaphor

Free Scrub Top for Nurses

Bread Recipes

Tortellini, Ham, and Peas Recipe

Soft Scrub Instant Win

Irwin Daily Win

ATT Instant Win

Honeycomb Instant Win

Rock Like They Do Instant Win

Lucky Mag Instant Win

Progressive Instant Win

Soft Sheen Instant Win

The Beaches Instant Win

Saturn Instant Win

Performance Driven Instant Win

Get The Edge Instant Win

Hpnotiq Instant Win

Mike & Ike Instant Win

Ruelala Instant Win

Madagascar Instant Win

Comcast Fancast Instant Win

HSN Instant Win

Splendid Instant Win

Free Ruler

How Long Can You Keep Those Leftovers?

Cooked Food Item & Average Refrigerator Storage Time
Roast turkey 3 to 4 days
Stuffing 1 to 2 days
Giblet Gravy 1 to 2 days
Canned Cranberry Sauce 5 to 7 days
Homemade Cranberry Relish 5 to 7 days
Roast Pork 2 to 4 days
Roast Beef/Veal/lamb 3 to 4 days
Baked ham 3 to 5 days
Meat w/ sauce or gravy 1 to 2 days
Cooked vegetables 3 to 5 days
Pumpkin pie 2 to 3 days
Fruit desserts/pie 3 to 5 days
*Seafood 1 to 2 days
Soups 2 to 3 days
Restaurant Carry-out Entrees 1 day

Homemade Windex

HOMEMADE WINDEX. Thanks for your tips on using Windex to clean. I find that
a much cheaper but similar mixture can be made at home for only pennies.
Cleaners such as Windex rely upon three common ingredients: distilled water,
vinegar and ammonia. No matter what other additives a commercial product may add,
the real cleaning is done by combining 10 to 20 parts water, one part
vinegar and a scant amount of ammonia. Try starting with a mixture at 20 parts
distilled water. If you need it stronger, you can add more vinegar and ammonia.
Be cautious when handling and storing ammonia. Be sure to label the contents
clearly as containing ammonia and then store out of the reach of children.

Homemade Bath Salts

1. Fill glass, ceramic or metal 2 quart container with Epsom Salts.
2. Add 2 tsp essential oil and 2-6 drops food coloring to match the
scent you've chosen.
3. Stir ingredients until completely incorporated.
4. Seal Container and let sit overnight, stirring occasionally.
5. Place in decorative, sealed containers.
6. Tie with ribbon or raffia.
7. Add a scoop to the ribbon.

Note: For a fun twist, create an "
Ice Cream Soda" by packaging salts
in a cellophane bag. Place salt bag into the bottom half of a parfait
glass. Place a bath "poof" (those fluffy scrubber thingies) on the
top half of parfait glass (tuck the string underneath) - This is
the "
Whipped Cream". To complete the look, place a bendable (I use
colored) straw down the side of the parfait glass. Voile, a fun
homemade bath gift! This is a fun gift for kids to make and give.

If you watch the thrift stores, or go to garage sales, you typically
can find sundae and parfait glasses for a dime or a quarter each.
Even check on FREECYCLE.

You can also add
baking soda (about a heaping teaspoon) for a FROTHY

Hope you enjoy!

K-Mart Alert

The new sale ad for next week has gone up for K-Mart, and their doubling Manufacturer coupons up to $2!! When you combine their sales with coupons, you'll get a good amount of savings - even if you don't combine sales w/ coupons and just regular prices w/coupons - you're allowed to double!

Just go to:

And scroll all the way to the bottom, and under K-Mart deals you'll find the link for the weekly ad!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Short List of Freebies

Here's a short little list of today's freebies, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'll be posting some frugal articles tomorrow. I've estabalished a schedule for the week, and hope you like it! I welcome all suggestions and comments!
Monday-Meal Plan Mondays
Tuesday- Money Saving Tips Tuesday
Wednesday- Work-At-Home Wednesdays
Thursday- Thrifty Shopping Thursdays
Friday- Frugal Friday
Saturday - Savings Saturday
Sunday- Sale Sunday
Scratch, Bake, And Win! (Instant Win Game)
Free Christmas Printables

Tons of Cookie, Cake, and Bread Recipes here!

Sign up at York Photo and get 30 prints FREE

Free "Giving Thanks At Mealtime" Booklet from Tyson

Sample of Glad Force Flex Trash Bags - Courtesy of Wal-Mart

Coupon for Free Curly Fries at Arby's (Valid only on Friday)

Free Sample of Fruit Roll Ups **This Comes**

Free Wristband

Free Turkey Hill 2009 Calendar
Call   1-800-693-2479     Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free Christian Calendar

Free Coupon Booklet

Free Slice of Pie at Bob Evans
Click on Settle and get your free pack of Stride Gum!

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for so many things - the opportunity to live in a great country, to have amazing friends and family, and to have all of you who read my blog. Thank you so much! Leave a comment and tell us what your thankful for.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thursday's Freebies

Know I said I wasn't going to post freebies today, but I already posted an article - might as well post some freebies :) ! Well I'm sitting here right now with my Glade Scented Oil Candle burning away - and I must compliment their customer service. Each Glade Scented Candle Oil Holder comes with two refills. Well one of mine only came with one. So their sending me a a full-value coupon (a.k.a. the item is free) for a refill pack! Anyway - here are the freebies for today - I'm getting weary so Happy Thanksgiving to all and I have cornbread to make!! LOL!
Free Christmas Lapel Pin
Get A Free Ornament
Click "Be Enlightened" for your Free Sample of Tazo Tea
Join the European Beauty Club + Get Free Samples from Walgreens
Free Pillsbury $10 Coupon Booklet (for new subscribers only)
Free Sample of Pet Liver Cod Oil **Taste For Life Members Only**
Free Scented Bookmark
Make Candy Cane Reindeer - Lots of Fun!
1 Ziploc Brand Fresh Produce Bag with Moisture Vents
1 Ziploc Brand Easy Zipper Storage Bag
1 Ziploc Brand Snack Bag
1 Ziploc Brand Zip 'n Steam Microwave Steam Cooking Bag
1 Ziploc Brand Snap 'n Seal Container
And over $8.50 in coupons!
First 20,000 and will be mailed by the end of January
The Puma Store - Save 20% and Free Shipping on orders over $80 w/ code AF28
E.L.F. Cosmetics - $1 Cosmetics and $2 Shipping on orders over $20 w/ code EGSHIPBJ
Fashion Bug - Save $10 on a $50 order OR $15 on a $75 order use code 776236705
Espirit - Get 10% off your order - Save 20% on orders $20 or more use code CHEER20
Crabtree & Evelyn - Get 50-70 % off on Sale & Clearance Items
Webkinz Deal - They're having a bogo on the site - buy one, get one. So if you buy a $17 webkinz, you can then get another one free (you could also get a on sale $12 webkinz - and get two of them - since for the bogo you pay the highest price - i.e. you buy a $17 webkinz and a $12 webkinz you'll pay $17 for the two webkinz). so you get a BOGO on the webkinz!
Free Small Breakfast & Coffee at Ikea
Dr. Diamond Samples
Free Christmas Printables
Drawing Winter Scene Guide
Free Sample Clarinox Skin Care
Free Thanksgiving Printables and Crafts
Bricks - Scroll Through List of Coupons
Walgreens Coupons

Nature Made Vitamin Samples

Free Pack of Cable Ties

Amtrak Publications

Free Tape Measure from True Jeans

The P&G Brandsaver is coming November 30! They're having over $72 in coupons! Go here
and find what newspaper in your area carries the P&G Brand Saver!
We now have a feed - please subscribe and I'll work on getting a button
to post on the blog!

Well that's all for now folks! Happy Thanksgiving, and please enjoy the freebies!


Back Woods Home

Know I said I wasn't going to post today - but I guess I found time (lol) ! One of my favorite sites to visit online is probably Back Woods Home they offer articles on having a homestead - to frugal cooking! They have a lot of great resources, and the have a forum! The Forum is a great place to go if you have any questions, want to talk, or are just looking for something to do! I'm yet to become a member, but am thinking of becoming one! They have a magazine that you can subscribe to (the site is based off of the magazine) and it looks really valuable! Some of my favorite places to visit while I'm there is the:

Free Stuff Section - You can subscribe to their e-mail newsletter (which has some humor pieces and an article or two, it also has occasional discounts included (smiling) , they also have some awesome wallpaper! I downloaded the one from Jan/Feb '08 and really like it!

Current Issue Section - Here you can view some of the articles in the most current edition of the magazine. They don't let you view all of the articles (which is another reason I should subscribe...) - but they do let you look at a good amount of them!

Recipes Section - They have a huge database of recipes - my favorites include the Old-Fashioned Hot Chocolate , and the Chicken Chili

Article Database - They basically have all of the articles dating back to their first issue on this page - available to read online! I love looking at the Crafts, Energy, Food & Recipes, and Making/Saving Money categories!

Well that's todays post - I hope you head on over to Back Woods Home and enjoy!


Backwoods Home Magazine - practical ideas for self-reliant living

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wednesdays Freebies

Here are today's freebies, samples, tips, and coupons. I'll be posting an extra long list since I won't be posting tomorrow or thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday Shopping to all! We'll see you back here on Friday!

Click on Contact Us and then Get A free Gift

Free Sample of Herbal Clear Outdoor Body Deodorant **Must be a Taste For Life Member**
If your not, you should sign up!

Teen Freeway Rocker Glam Makeup Kit

Free Sample of Olbas Sugar Free Black Current Lozenges **Must be a Taste For Life Member**

Free Sample of Nordic 3 Gummies **Must be a Taste For Life Member**

Pumpkin Bread Recipe (Really Good)

AAA Instant Win
Daytona Trip Instant Win
Coca Cola In the Zone Instant Win stuff/
Free Sample of Sundance Organic Tea

Free Dove Samples

Check out for lots of great samples
and freebies. Sign up for an account to get the freebies!

Free Parenting DVD's, CD's, and Info

Free Lens Pen

30 % off One Item at Borders

40 % off Jo-Anns Fabric Coupon

$10 off $50 Coupon at Books A Million
Buy 2 Intermediate Series Books, Get 1 Free at Books A Million
20 % off Any Fiction Title at Books A Million
$10 off Biblica, Astronomical and Geological Titles at Books A Million
Free Coffee w/ Any Purchase
20 % off Any Board Game at Books A Million
20 % off Any Cookbook at Books A Million

Bath&Body Works Coupon - Buy $10 worth of stuff, get a Free Gift

Online Digital Books for Kids
Use Code 219A and get $10

Free Subscription to Wonder Time Magazine

Download A Uncle Bens Entertainment Guide & They'll Give $1 to Feeding America

Send in 1 UPC to get a Pedometer, Cookie Jar, Cap, or Cup Organizer

2 Day Double Deals at Dollar General - 1st 50 in store get a reusable bag

Free Sample of Pantene Expressions Shampoo&Conditioner
Food Network Thanksgiving Recipes

Cover Girl Exact Eyelights Giveaway

Printable Target Coupons

Fun Santa Site for Kids
Find Grocery Deals in Your Neighborhood

Free Glow Stick

Get A Free Save Snow Sticker Pack

Free Reusable Bags

Paula Deen's Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Dessert
* 1 (18.25-oz) pkg. yellow cake mix
* 1 egg
* 1/2 cup melted butter

* 1 (8-oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
* 1 (15-oz) can pumpkin
* 3 eggs
* 1 tsp. vanilla extract
* 1/2 cup melted butter
* 1 (16-oz) box powdered sugar
* 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
* 1 tsp. grated nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Cake: Combine the cake mix, egg and butter and mix well with an electric
mixer. Press the mixture in the bottom of a 9x13" baking pan.
Filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth
with an electric mixer. Beat in eggs, vanilla and butter. Add the powdered
, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well. Spread filling over cake base and bake for
about 40-50 minutes. Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a
little gooey. Serve with fresh whipped cream.

HOMEMADE WINDEX. Thanks for your tips on using Windex to clean. I find that
a much cheaper but similar mixture can be made at home for only pennies.
Cleaners such as Windex rely upon three common ingredients: distilled water,
vinegar and ammonia. No matter what other additives a commercial product may add,
the real cleaning is done by combining 10 to 20 parts water, one part
vinegar and a scant amount of ammonia. Try starting with a mixture at 20 parts
distilled water. If you need it stronger, you can add more vinegar and ammonia.
Be cautious when handling and storing ammonia. Be sure to label the contents
clearly as containing ammonia and then store out of the reach of children.