Thursday, January 30, 2014

Eliminate garlic and onion odors from your hands with this tip, no harsh chemicals!

To eliminate odors like garlic and onion from your hands try making a paste of Lemon Juice and Baking Soda, rub together. You can also try a dab of table salt, the salt absorbs odors.

Save Money on your Pet's Prescriptions at Costco

Costco offers the Costco Membership Prescription Program provides qualified members a discount on certain prescription medications, it's not insurance and it's only for a certain list of medications. Here's the cool thing, at one point my dog was taking a prescription that was a regular human drug, I got it filled at Costco because I figured it was cheaper, they had me enroll my dog in the CMPP program because this particular drug was on the list of drugs that could be discounted and your pet can be enrolled as a dependent. Go to for more details, or go to the Pharmacy with the name of the prescription that your pet is taking to find out if it is one of the discounted prescriptions. Worth a shot, in my case it was great because this drug was an expensive immunosuppressant that he had to take every day for the rest of his life.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Now I've seen it all, Hey you gotta love the entrepeneurial spirit.

I thought I was good at finding stuff to sell on eBay, obviously I need to think more outside the "roll".

How I'm getting my Antivirus Software Free every year!

I'll preface this post by saying: I'm not a computer expert, this is just my experience and humble opinion. In the past I bought name brand Antivirus software, installed it on my computer and then every year before it expired it would renew automatically because they had my credit card on file, yes it was convenient but it was getting expensive....$80 every year. I started seeing deals where you could buy the software and get a full rebate, so now I buy a brand new one every year, I get it FREE every time because there is always a rebate for the full amount or partial amount on some. The only downside is that you do have to reinstall every year when the old one expires but I'm willing to do it. I find great rebate deals on software at and they usually offer free shipping so I don't even have to spend gas money to go buy it, you can also check Newegg, Staples, Office Depot for rebate deals.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Perfect Valentines Day Gift........FREE 8x10 photo canvas or $40 off a larger size, just pay shipping!

This would be a great gift, turn a photo into a canvas. Canvas People-get a FREE 8x10 or $40 off a larger size, just pay shipping.

Easily Measure Sticky Foods

When you measure stuff like peanut butter and cream cheese or honey it's hard to scrape out of the measuring cup or spoon, rinse the inside of the measuring cup or spoon with hot water before, and the food you are measuring should slide right out.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Freeze your child's drink box or as an icepack and is thawed by lunchtime.

I love this idea because it works for different situations, works great for school lunches, freeze your child's drink boxes or pouches and then when you pack it in their lunch it keeps the other items cool and it's thawed out just in time for lunch. No need to use icepacks, if you are going on a picnic or hike or even just an outing, the frozen pouches keep your other items cool and you don't have the added weight of ice packs or the mess of melted ice. I also freeze the tubes of yogurt, keeps the yogurt cool and by lunchtime it's melted.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Priceless apology note from my 6yr old, ok not priceless actually $ .33

One of those Mom moments that makes you want to laugh and cry at the same time because it is so precious. I received this note and money from my 6yr old this morning as a peace offering after a big meltdown she had last night. I'll translate: "I am so sorry what I did yesterday" and .33 cents. You can't make this stuff up...............and I don't know how she decided on .33 cents, I went in her room this morning after she left for school and found her piggy bank dumped out on the floor so either she just grabbed some coins and called it good or else decided .33 cents was the appropriate amount for this apology. Sweeeet Momma's going to the Casino!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

If your mascara is getting clumpy, try this trick to get a few more uses out of it!

You want to get the most out of the stuff you buy right? When your mascara starts to get clumpy you just assume it's dried out or it's all gone so you just toss it, there is actually a lot more mascara left. You can get more life out of your mascara by putting it in a cup of hot or boiling water, it melts all the stuff that has dried and makes it like new, you get a lot more uses out of it. If you are in a bind just run it under hot water for a while or you can try to add a few drops of sterile saline solution and mix it really well.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Another $2.99 DVD from Amazon, The Internship!

Another Hot Movie Deal from Amazon The Internship on DVD is only $2.99 right now, ships FREE if you have Amazon Prime or if your order is $35 or more.

Awesome price on Amazon Horton Hears a Who on DVD only $2.99!

Hot price at Amazon: Horton Hears a Who (Single-Disc Edition) only $2.99, plus it ships FREE with your Amazon Prime account or if your order is over $35!!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Huge List of Printable Coupons for Football Watching Fixings.

Chances are if you are watching a football game today you are going to end up eating junk food, no shame, no judgment. If you have to buy it today you can at least save a little money, here's a huge list of coupons for football watching fixings.

$1.00 off 2 RED BARON Products
$1.00 off two (2) BUSH'S Grillin' Beans
$0.50 off any pepper sauce flavor TABASCO brand
$1.00 off two (2) bags of M&M's Brand Candies
$1.00 off (1) 6-pack of any flavor Hawaiian Punch
$1.00 off any two V8 100% vegetable juice
$1.00 off 6-pack of V8 V-Fusion +Energy juice
$0.55 off any ONE (1) package of Armour Pepperoni
$1.00 off two VALLEY FRESH products
$1.00 off One Jose Ole Snack, 16 oz. or larger
$0.55 off any two (2) HERDEZ Salsa
$0.50 off Immaculate Baking Co. Biscuits/Crescents
$0.50 off Off any One (1) Good Humor Product
$0.50 off 2 bags of Bugles Corn Snacks or Chex
$0.75 off any El Monterey Taquitos
$2.00 off any THREE (3) Mars Chocolate Brands
$1.00 off 2 Valentine's Day Mars Chocolate product
$1.00 off M&M'S, MILKY WAY or DOVEBAR Ice Cream
$1.00 off any ONE Bag Of CRUNCHMASTER Crackers
$1.00 off any two (2) HORMEL Pepperoni packages
$2.00 off one HORMEL Party Tray product
$0.55 off any two HORMEL Chili products
$1.00 off LLOYD'S Barbeque product

Friday, January 17, 2014

Who knew? Save money just by Changing Where you Put Things in Your Fridge

I thought this was really interesting, different kinds of foods placed strategically in your fridge to keep them as fresh as possible. I'm all about saving money so this is right up my alley, check it out!!!!


Changing your Printer Font and Other Ink Saving Tips

Ink Cartridges are expensive, I print a lot of stuff so I'm always looking for ways to reduce the amount of ink I use in my printer. There's a few things I do that help: Go to your Control Panel and then depending on your computer (Sorry, I don't know the settings for Mac), devices or printers, from there you want to look for "printing preferences".

 I set my computer to print in "Grayscale" and I've told it to only use the black ink cartridge, black is cheaper than color and if I do need to print in color I can just temporarily change it back. If you don't change to "Black Ink Only" it can still be using ink from your color ink cartridge even if you are only printing black.

I've also changed my printer to print "Fast Draft", it still prints out great for coupons or just everyday things you need to print. If you are doing an important project or printing photos you can go back in and temporarily change it. Changing to Fast Draft saves a ton of ink, you'll be amazed how much longer your ink cartridge lasts.

Another thing you can try is changing your default font to a font that uses less ink. Some fonts are fatter and have more details so it uses more ink to print. I don't know how much ink you can save, I haven't been able to tell a difference in how long my ink cartridge lasts but you could try it, every little bit helps right?
A few fonts that use less ink:
Century Gothic
Times New Roman
I haven't done this yet (just cuz I'm lazy) but you can download a free font called Ecofont that was created to save ink, it has tiny holes in the font to use less. It's supposed to be similar to Arial, Arial is a common default font but uses a lot more ink.

If you want to find deals on Ink Cartridges you'll want to check eBay, I've been able to score some good buys, the inventory changes so check back often.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Use eye drops to "Get The Red Out" when you get your eyebrows waxed

You know when you get your eyebrows waxed and you come out looking like a clown and of course it's the middle of the day and you still have to been seen in public? I have a fair complexion and sensitive skin so my eyes stay red for a loooonnnngggg time. If you don't wax your eyebrows here's the deal: when they rip the wax and hair off your eyebrows it can leave redness and a tiny bit of swelling in some cases so you look like you've been crying for a week, but it goes away after a while.

Try putting a few drops of Visine on the redness and it should help, eye drops work by constricting the blood vessels in your eyes to reduce redness so it can have the same effect on your skin.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Fun FREE Family event in Kent, You Me We Festival

We've gone to this a couple times, You Me We Festival for Families and Kids. It's Free and gives you something to do on a Friday Night. It's at the ShoWare Friday January 24th, 6-9pm.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

FREE Printable Valentines

Check out all the FREE printable Valentines on Nothing says "Love" like a homemade or semi homemade card.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Easy way to cut meat in tubes.......that sounds grosz but this actually works.

If you try to cut sausage that comes in these tubes for breakfast sandwiches you know it's impossible, it squishes and won't hold it's shape. The easiest way is to put it in the freezer for a while and let it firm up, then take it out and cut with a serrated knife, leave the plastic on. The knife will cut through the plastic easily and the slices hold their shape.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Make life a little easier, tip of the day....use a dollar bill to measure when you don't have a ruler.

Wish I would have known this sooner, when you need to measure something and don't have a ruler handy just grab a bill from your wallet, a dollar bill is about 6 inches long.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Having a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser? Krusteaz will pay for half of your pancakes.

I started doing Fundraising this year at my daughters school, one of our fundraisers was a Pancake Breakfast. I found out if you go to you can download a rebate form to get 50% back of the purchase price of Krusteaz Pancake Mix. If you buy the big 10lb bags at Costco, you save your receipts and the UPC from the bags, submit the form and they will reimburse your organization 50% of the purchase price of the pancake mix up to $100, it does have to be a legitimate fundraiser so you will have to include a flier and some details about your event. Every little bit helps so getting 50% back is pretty darn cool if you ask me, the site also has tools and tips to help you calculate how much you will need and how to organize your feed and cook large quantities of pancakes.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

If you are a My Starbucks Rewards member, check your email for a FREE Drink Offer, Today Only!

I had an offer for a FREE 12oz Caramel Flan Latte in my email from My Starbucks Rewards, all I had to do was print it out and redeem it today. If you belong to My Starbucks Rewards check your email.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Cold Air Stopper from a Pant Leg

You can easily make a cold air stopper with stuff you have at home, works great to stop cold air drafts from underneath doors.
My sister made this one for me, just an old jean pant leg filled with stuffing and a couple bags of dried beans, sew up the ends and you've got a Cold Air Stopper. When it's warm out and I don't need it anymore I just hide it under a bed until I need it again.


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