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.