Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Recently I stumbled across a website called - and boy does it have a wealth of information. It's a little bit like other writing websites (such as Associated Content) - but the writers go through a much lengthier application process, and it's a lot more "organized". Each writer who writes for them writes on one topic - such as Money, Vehicles, Parenting - etc.! I must say this site has a ton of knowledge and some great writers! It's a really cool website with some really interesting topics! My favorite "examiner" would definitely be the Teen Parenting Examiner Libby J. - you can visit her pieces, profile and more here: Examiner - now some of the articles are New York Area based - but most aren't. Now my second favorite "examiner" would have to be the Frugal Family one - of course she writes many frugal articles - which I do enjoy! You can find her here: Examiner 2 !

That's all for now folks!


Monday, April 6, 2009

Meal Plan Monday

Hey folks!
Well it's another week of Meal Plan Monday and here are my meal plans for the week! Enjoy! And if you'd like to see more meal plans like this one visit Org Junkie!

Monday - Mexican Casserole - 1/2 LB. Ground Beef ($.94), 1 Can Corn (.45), 1 Jar Salsa (.99), 3 Cups Egg Noodles (.50)
Total: $2.88

Tuesday - Hamburgers + Rice - 1 LB. Ground Beef ($1.89), 8 Slices Bread (.30), 1/2 Onion (.25), 1 Cup Rice (.30)
Total: $2.74

Wednesday - Leftovers

Thursday - Chicken Casserole - 3/4 LB. Chicken ($1.26), 1 Cup Rice (.30), 1 Can Cream of Chicken (.89), 1 Cup Celery (.25)
Total: $2.80

Friday - Pizza - Celeste Pizzas ($1.00 Each)
Total: $2.00

Saturday - Spaghetti w/ Veggies - 1 Box Spaghetti .80, GG Steamers .66
Total: $1.46

Sunday - Potluck - Bringing Eclair Cake - Graham Crackers (2.50), Vanilla Pudding (.70), Marshmallows (.99)

Totals for week: $16.07 (doesn't include breakfast, lunch, or beverages)

Note: My totals for the day/week are lower than most since our family is smaller. This also allows us to have leftover meals more often than most 4 person or more families.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Here's a short little list of freebies everyone! Hope you enjoy!

Free Pack of Basil Seeds

Free Sample Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer

Free Sample Cottonelle Wipes

Free Sample Caress Evenly Gorgeous Body Wash

Free Samples from Pathmark

And sadly, one of my favorite freebie sites Best Daily Freebies is sadly closing down their site soon. While it's still open be sure to head on over and visit! Their one of the best, most reliable sites on the web! Oh and in other news - The Free Shoppe has started a new group on Yahoo called The Free Shoppe Newsletter where you get a daily newsletter that the group owner sends out daily. So if you're just looking for a quick shot of freebies - this is perfect!


WOW! We have reached 44 subscribers! I can't believe it! I just want to say a shout out and thank you to anyone who subscribes to our blog, either through e-mail or a feed reader! Anyway, since it's Sunday I'll be doing the CVS $5.00 challenge later - and might be posting Meal Plan Monday a little early! Anyway - just wanted to do a short post to say thanks!