Thursday, December 21, 2006

Happy Holidays!!!!

This time of year is just so busy for me that I will have to take a week off from blogging. With holiday cooking, parties, working from home, hubby on vacation and more... there just is not enough time in the day right now. Don't forget to hit those after Christmas sales!! Great time to start shopping for next year! Here are a few tips!!!!
***Don't buy paper at 50% off... there is still pleanty left when the sales go to 75% off.
***To get the best deals, make sure you are at your favorite store whent he doors open on the 26th.
***Shop off the beaten trail. Store like Joann Fabric and CVS still have great deals but no crowds.
***Target usually goes to 75% off around New Years Day. The last few years I have been able to get great gift packs.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and I will see you again in the new year. Please do not drink and drive!!!!
Let me leave you with one last Christmas game..... Christmas Reindeer Roundup

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Final week before Christmas.....

and here is what I have so far......
ScanSnap : FUJITSU United States - take a survey and get a $15 iTunes card in the mail!!!
Have a Happy Period. Always. - some female freebies
Benny Bully's Pet Foods - a pet freebie.
jlo_us_gad_fs - free J Lo perfume sample
Family Circle Giveaway - another free sample
Alice Woodrum Salon - free hair stuff
Use promo code SNOW5 and save $5 on Holiday Treats! - great popcorn tins
Get Same Day Delivery on Holiday Flowers & Gifts - don't forget to send the flowers
Great Last Minute Deals! Get the Toys They Want at at Expires 12.24.06 - buy now!!!
Just in time for Christmas. Reduced 2-3 day Shipping at - they are still shipping for christmas!
Special holiday gift for customers: free shipping. Use bonus code 036850100 at check out. Offer expires 12-21-06 - some christmas items are alredy on sale too!!!!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Only 10 days left....

Olay Definity - free sample
Eggnog Quick Bread
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup eggnog
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 1 bread pan. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Set aside. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, stir in sugar, eggnog, butter, vanilla and almond extract. Add mixture to flour and stir just until moistened. Bake 45-60 min. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
Frosting: Mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp. vanilla and 1/4 tsp. nutmeg in small bowl. Add enough eggnog to reach drizzling consistancy. Drizzle over bread and serve.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The Gift of Giving......

The Children's Miracle Network is a charity near and dear to my heart. Each year we do what we can to help them raise funds as well as donate monthly ourselves. They have a great program this year where you can sponsor a gift for a sick child. We would love if anyone reading this blog would particpate. Here is the link... 2006 Miracle Ball and find comfort in knowing that all the money donated stays at the Penn State Children's Hospital. We have seen first hand what a difference donations make. During the season of giving, let's not forget those less fortunate!!

The 12 Days of Christmas......

Cooking Gadgets - Top 10 Gifts for Bakers - this is an interesting read. I never saw a pan for people who love the edges of brownies.
Coupons - printable coupons.
Swiss Army Ranger Pocket Knife (Red) - a thank you gift from Amazon marked down to just $3.00 as a thank you to you!!!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Only 13 days left.....

Biggest Loser Coupon - free bottle of water - Soft & Dri Clear Glide - free deoderant
Join our eFamily!- they send a free gift.. maybe a free coupon!?!?
advent calendar, 2006 harpold- online advent calender
TeenFreeway - Hollywood Life Magazine! - i love free magazines!!!
Dove® - more free deoderant sent to me from my friend Penny!!
James Taylor at Christmas - a great Christmas Album from an old favorite!
Multicade Cocktail Multi-Game Video Arcade Game - I would love to have this for my basement!!! Anyone who does not know what to get me... here it is!!!
14k Gold, Princess-Cut, Diamond Stud Earrings (1/4 cttw, I-J Color, I1-I2 Clarity) - everygirl love diammonds and these are pretty!!!
Dora the Explorer - Fairy Wishes Dora - 75% off!!

Monday, December 11, 2006

14 days and counting!!!!!

more cookies are being baked here everyday. I also made this Chocolate Cookie Bark yesterday. The seem to be a big hit even though I think i swirled the 2 chocolates a tad too much. I am hoping to at least make the dough of my chocolate chip cookies tonight so i can bake them tomorrow. I always make a double batch of them! Now here are today's deals....... - The Ultimate Beauty Site : Home - I stopped at this store today to get a gift card. They have a great robe give-a-way with a $30 perfume purchase. I liked the robe too!!!
Greenies - Chews to care - free dental care kit for your dog Buy Chili gift cards on line, and get $20 in gift cards free when you buy $50. Shipping is free on $50. Use code HOLIDAY. You'll see the field to enter the code on the page 4 fields above the 'terms and conditions'. The code also works to get a free $10 gift card when you buy a $25 card. - you have to watch until the end!!!
Share Senseo® - not free but still a great price!!
NORAD Tracks Santa 2006 - from my friend Stacey.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

A Sunday Pop In....

I have a few minutes and thought I would pop in and post a few things I found this weekend. I made it to Target and took the kraft mac and cheese coupons with me. I got 4 boxes for 12 cents each. I also used the $1.00 off any Market Pantry Mexican item. I used it to get a jar of salsa for .49 cents. I have read on other sites that the coupons work for any Market Pantry item and not justr the mexican ine but I was not brave enough to try it the first time. Next time I will. Target is so good about coupons!!! Here is the link again to the Target coupons..... Target Printable Coupons Generator This is a great way to add to your pantry or a big help if you are just starting one!!
Merry Christmas - a cute Christmas ditty.
Planning & organizing Christmas holidays - - OrganizedChristmas.Com - this is a great site. I made Reindeer food for a bunch of kids and printed cute labels for them here. They ahve lots of inexpensive ideas too!!!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Having a Holiday Party?

Serve your appetizers on this Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Appetizer/Bread Tray and your wine in these Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Etched Glass Goblets, Set of 4. Also, look good in this... AMI Women's Snap Front Jacket in a festive green color (comes in plus sizes too!) Or this... 525 Womens Pointelle Cardigan Sweater in a festive red!!!
Here is a great appetizer to make too!!!
Cheese & Beef Roll-Ups
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
5 (8-inch) flour tortillas
25 to 30 spinach leaves, stems removed
10 thin slices deli Italian roast beef
8-ounces (2 cups) LAND O LAKES® American Process Cheese, shredded
In small mixer
bowl beat cream cheese and horseradish on medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth (1 to 2 minutes).
Spread about 3
tbs cream cheese mixture evenly on one tortilla. Arrange 5 or 6 spinach leaves over cream cheese. Place 2 slices roast beef over spinach. Sprinkle about 1/3 cup cheese over roast beef. Roll tortilla up tightly; wrap with plastic food wrap. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
To serve, cut each tortilla into 1-inch slices.
Makes 30.

Only 17 days left!!!!

Zicam Cold Remedy Medicated Swabs, Gel, 20 swabs (Pack of 2) - DH has a cold. He took this stuff and it is almost gone now!!! Works great!!!!!
Elmo T.M.X. - English Speaking Version - in stock now!!!
Sweet Tracks - 14 free holiday song downloads!!!
Barbie Roller Skates (Size J13) <---- these and these -----> Dora the Explorer Jr. Skate Combo in Vinyl Bag (Size 6 - 12) are only $4.99!!! But bigger kids want these... Heelys Kids' Slide Pre/Grade School (Charc/Black/Red/Gray 3.0 M).
card1 - a little holiday fun for free!!!
Hi, Santa! brought to you by Lands' End - santa's blog!!!
Let's Say Thanks - send a card to the troops!
100% Cashmere Scarf - great for someone on your list that likes cashmere!
Cashmere Pashmina Shawls- the ultimate womens accessory- luxurious, soft and warm-80X28 in.- 70% Cashmere Pashmina with 30% Silk approximately- in 56 vibrant colors - BUT this one is for someone who LOVES cashmere!!!!! I really like this wrap!!!!
Tel Santa - FREE Call to Santa is Recorded and E-Mailed Instantly - sign up to call santa for free!!!
Recipe Cards, Shopping Lists, Gift Tags and To Do Lists to Print Out Free - this site has some really nice FREE printables. Recipe cards, gift tags, wish lists and more!!!!!!
Pathmark Stores - 4 free samples on the bottom of this page. I like the swifter duster freebie the best!!!!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

18 days left.....

: Tradewinds Tea - free sample - this is a great website for those weeks when your budget is tight!!!
Mary's $20 Monthly Menu - this one is a little outdated but still a great concept.
How to Feed Your Family On $30 a Week - this is a little more current.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

20 Days and Counting......

Only 20 days til Christmas... here are today's deals.
KOOL-AID® Kool Points™ Printable Order Form - Kool-Aid is doing away with their point system. Here is the link to their final order form. I have hundreds of points!!! I guess I need to order or sell them!
Christmas and Winter Holidays Preschool Activities and Crafts - free printable stuff for kids. - Dove Advanced Color Care Free Sample - free sample - Sunsilk - free sample
JASON® Gingerbread Spice Satin Shower® Products - free sample
Smart Ones® Promotions - get some coupons
China's Lantern Tour Guides: First Class Tours of Mainland China In English - free silk scarf
The Mammoth Book of Sudoku: 400 New Puzzles - The Biggest and Best Collection of Sudoku Ever - a popular item for many people

Monday, December 04, 2006

Picture Christmas Cards.....

Save with the New Digital Photo Center at - Yesterday i dressed the kids up, took a few pictures and went to the walmart photo shop on line to order my picture Christmas cards. I could have gotten them as low as 33 cents a card but I opted to get them faster and that was 40 cents a card. Much cheaper that the other places i checked on the web. Shutterfly was 59 cents each. I will be picking them up at the store tonight to save on the shipping fee too. The Picture People - I am also going here tonight for the kids pictures. I printed a coupon from their site for a free 8 x 10 and they no longer have sitting fees. Since I did the Christmas cards myself, I will only be getting a few pictures here.

3 weeks til Christmas!!

LeapFrog Interactive FLY Pentop Computer Bundle Pack - awesome price on this hot item!!!!
Nautica - free sample
Cinema Etoile Marabou Skater Babydoll with Thong Sleepwear - what every man wants for Christmas this year!!!
Logitech V270 Cordless Optical Bluetooth Mouse- Charcoal - what I would like for Christmas.
LENOX Gold - free saw blade!!!
Rotating Santa in Sleigh Globe Christmas Airblown Inflatable, 6' - only $49 for this giant snow globe. It may ship for 97 cents too!!!
Click here: Games - Free games - Online games - More fun with Santa Claus - more free games to play!!!


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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Festive Holiday Egg Nog Punch

1 quart egg nog chiiled
2 pints peppermint ice cream, softened
1 cup ginger ale, chilled

blend ingredients and pour into punch bowl
sprinkle with nutmeg

hang small candy canes around the bowl and center the bowl inside a Christmas wreath.

Makes a festive centerpiece for your holiday table!!
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