Saturday, February 20, 2010

Inspired By: Spring Bouquets on Kitchen Counters


Mother's Day Bouquet 2009

Inspired By: Spring Bouquets on Kitchen Counters

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After a rough winter we all deserve spring making a quick arrival. It's it nice to know that you can add some spring color to your kitchen counters?

Click on the link above and read more about it at Inspired Room.

Cleaning Is Easier When The Guys Are Gone


Housekeeping Bucket courtesy of Martha Stewart.com
I was pleasantly surprised to discover last night that I would have the apartment to myself today.

Charles is off to work for a 8-hour shift and Marcus is visiting his friend for the day.

That leaves me, lots of laundry, dirty dishes and vacuuming to be conquared alone! And you know what? That's fine with me!

I'll be able to get my fill of HGTV and Food Network tv shows without the usual grunts of disapproval and boredom.

Angel Food Ministries Has Posted March Menu



Now, I'm not a big fan of lots of fried foods for the kids but if the After School Box is more affordable then shopping at your local grocery store for compariable items then definitely stock up!

There's some new items on the March menu!

6 pound Premimum Seafood Box - $35
1 27 oz. Breaded Butterfly Shrimp Tail-on (oven ready)
1 10 oz. Cod Fillets
1 17 oz. Crab Cakes (oven ready)
1 16 oz. White Fish Fillets
1 16 oz. Tilapia Fillets
1 10 oz. Breaded Clam Strips (oven ready)

After School Box - $21
1 14 oz. Bread Sticks Stuffed with Mozzarella
1 1.5 lb. Fully Cooked Chicken Rings in Resealable Bag
1 1.5 lb. Fully-Cooked Chicken & Cheese Nuggets
1 1.5 lb. Fully Cooked Mini Corn Dogs (36 count)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Things I've Learned This Week

I was just sharing the things I've learned this week at Chocolate Covered Daydreams Things I learned Thursday post and thought I would share here as well!

1. Just because you work from home doesn't mean that getting up at 4:30am for work is any easier!

2. I still do most of the housework despite working full time.

3. $100 doesn't go far in CVS!

Family Game Night! Uno Mod {Review & Giveaway}

Family Game Night! Uno Mod {Review & Giveaway}

Tidymom is having a fun giveaway! How about a chance to win Uno Mod? Yupe, here's a fun a game to add your family game night.

Stop by her blog for your chance and entry details!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Turbo Tax - Another Happy Client

I've been using Turbo Tax.com for several years, to file our taxes. They make it so easy that next year, I'll recommend for our teen to use their site when he does his first filing.

It really is user friendly. (in comparision to H&R Block)

if you haven't utilized their tax filing site before the program walks you thru with a series of questions, to make sure you're getting every deduction. And if you need additional help it's available, for a fee.

Making Extra Money Tips - Please Share!



I just want to encourage everyone to share any of their making extra money tips. Whether it's blog postings, reviews and surveys and legitmate work at home job leads I would love to hear about them!

Let's share the wealth of information and help each other make some extra money!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lamp Unto My Feet: Getting Your Kids to Live Frugally

Lamp Unto My Feet: Getting Your Kids to Live Frugally

If you've been following our blog the last several months we've been adjusting to a lost of income.

We immediately sat down with our teen and discuss the finances and priorities. We taught him how to read the food prices and weekly specials. He and I volunteered at our local clothing swap and were able to get enough clothes for the year.

I'm glad to say that he's now has a part time job at a local recreation center where he has been volunteering.

My point is to include your teens in helping the family survive. Let's face it, for some of us that's what it's all about.

Just click on the top link to read the article. These are tips that they will keep with them into adulthood.

London Broil is On Sale at Von's This Week!



I just checked out Von's weekly specials and saw that they have london broil on sale! It's only $1.77 a pound.

Other great buys:

Cheerios 2/$4

Farmer John's Sausage Links 99 cents

The Good Wife - Meet Kalinda




The Good Wife

Learn more about Kalinda, the In House Detective, on The Good Wife, aka Archie Panjabi and her footware, in this quick online interview.

Homebased Sales & Service Professional - Tiffany & Company



You must live in the Las Vegas area. Training will occur onsite.

Tiffany & Co. is currently seeking Home-Based FLEX Sales and Service Professionals

Afternoon and Evening shifts available for Part-time Flex - Work 20 to 25 hours per week flex-up to 40 hours per week during peak times as required.

Reporting from home and supporting our Global and Domestic E-commerce business, you will answer inbound telephone calls on their 800 line and respond to Internet
e-mails to assist customers with placing orders, provide product information, investigate and resolve customer service issues and process customer orders

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

How to Negotiate a Rental Lease and Pay Less Rent

How to Negotiate a Rental Lease and Pay Less Rent

We hope to move into a bigger apartment, in a better neighborhood someday soon. In the meantime, the tips in this article are very helpful.

Remember if you have great credit use it as a bargaining tool.

Visit the complex. You may find that they have let the maintenance slip. You don't want to be moving into an apartment that has mold and mildew and other problems.

The Happy Little Home is Having a Giveaway! Reusable Grocery Bags

Stop by The Happy Little Home today to enter this fun giveaway!

The set includes the following:
2 Large sized nylon produce bags, approx size 11" x 13"
2 Medium sized bags approx. 9" x 11"
2 mini singles great for 1 or 2 items like a tomato, kiwi, lemon, etc, approx 6" x 7"
Bonus of 1 drawstring pouch to carry them in, pouch carry bag "will vary" in print but will match the color with your produce bags....

The giveaway will end Friday, February 19th at 5pm Eastern.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Utah Mulls Eliminating 12th Grade to Save Money



Utah Mulls Eliminating 12th Grade to Save Money

So, what do you think? Should they eliminate the 12th grade to save money?

My opinion is that there are many students who need that year to complete their graduating requirements. Will they give them option to finish at home?

Marcus,our teen, opinion is the same. Look for other ways to save money.

Menu Plan Monday - February 15, 2009


I hope you had a terrific Valentine's Day. We certainly did. The hubby and I enjoyed a leisurely breakfast at Einstein's Bagel ,on Saturday. If you haven't had their apple cinnamon bagels I want to encourage you to give them a try! They are amazing! I stuck with my all time favorite...pumpernickel . Always delicious!

Sunday morning, the hubby made brunch! We enjoyed our fill of Tri Tip, Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Aspargus! Yummy!

I did give my two favorite guys some gifts. Marcus got a box of Strawberry Pop Tarts! (his favorite) Charles received a box of See's Sugar Free Chocolates with Walnuts.

I'm now starting my 4th week of work. I'm still adjusting to having a set schedule versus creating my own work schedule when working for West Corporation. My husband and Marcus have been so helpful. The hubby took my break schedule, wrote it out and posted it to the wall, type up all my passwords and emails so they're on one neat sheet and organized my desk and wall space. Marcus checks up on me during my work day to see if I would like some bottle water, coffee or a snack. Like I said I do enjoy working from home.

Enough about us, now onto this week's menu! Thank you to Organizing Junkie for her hosting duties.

Tri Tip, Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables

Baked Pork Chops, Brown Rice and Zucchini

Spaghetti with Whole Wheat Pasta

Turkey Sandwiches and Soup

Oven Fried Fish and Chips