Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hi all!

  I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!!  I also hope you all have fun while finding great deals tomorrow. :)

Happy Thanksgiving,

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Where will you be on Black Friday?

Hi all,
  Where will you be on Black Friday?  You'll find me at the drugstores.  Oh Yeah!!!  I know you coupon veterans will be right there with me.  However, if you are one of the people reading this right now saying.....Huh?!.....keep reading! :)

  Your drugstores have FANTASTIC deals on Black Friday.  Deals that make great stocking stuffers, items to put in gift baskets, or just to stockpile those health and beauty items.  My favorite places to check out the Black Friday deals for the drugstores are at,, and   Be sure to go check them out.  Erica does a great job bringing you all the great drugstore deals!

  If you are new to couponing, go to my posts Let's Talk Coupons, or My Coupon Binder to learn more on the subject.  If you are new to shopping drugstores, because you think their prices are too high, go to one of my posts, Shopping Drugstores 101-CVS, Rite Aid, or Walgreens, to see that you CAN shop at the drugstores!

  Feel free to ask me any questions you may have!  I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving, and find lots of great deals on Black Friday!!!! :)

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cloud gazing....

Hi all,
  I just had to share with you the cloud I noticed while traveling last week.  Doesn't it look like a pencil sketched drawing of a tornado?  My daughter and I just love gazing at the clouds, and pointing out ones that take the shape of things.

Anyway,  I just thought some of you might think it was neat.  Sorry for the poor  photographic quality.  I shot these with a cell phone from inside the car while in motion.

Remember to stop and gaze at the clouds!  :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

How do you load your dishwasher?

Hi all,
  I thought I would share with you today a household tip of mine.  Do you load your dishwasher randomly?  Do you just open the door, and land the dish, cup, or utensil in the first empty space you see? I'll admit, I'm a little OCD when it comes to my dishwasher. :)  However, there is a method to my madness.

  For instance, on the bottom shelf, I load my plates and dessert plates in an alternating fashion of big plate, small plate.  I don't know why I do this exactly.  I just feel like the big messier plates get cleaner when the smaller dishes are in between them rather than all the large plates together.

   I also keep all like bowls together.  Then, if I have a casserole dish I just put that in the extra space.

  Now, I'll move up to the top shelf and come back to the bottom in a moment.

  The top shelf is simple.  Coffee cups are all on one side.  Regular cups are in the middle, then child cups are on the other side.  Spatulas, and mixing spoons are put to the side or in between the cups.  I do this because, I have a smaller cabinet over my coffee maker where I keep all the coffee cups.  The regular cups are in another cabinet, while my daughter cups are kept in a low cabinet for easy reach.  It is easier to keep all the like cups together for easy, quick unloading.

  Now, back to the bottom shelf.  Here's where you might think....Hmmm....she wasn't kidding about that OCD comment.  :)  Each utensil has an assigned slot.  Do you think I've totally lost it yet?  Just hold on, and let me explain before you send me to the looney bin for homemakers who've cracked! I arrange the utensils from front to back in the order of my divider in the utensil drawer.  This makes for very easy unloading!  Just grab one section at a time, and put in the utensil divider.  No sorting each individual knife, fork or spoon to find the correct slot.  Anything that makes my day more efficient or fast is good in my book!

  So what do you think?  Crazy? or Brilliant?  ;)  How do you load your dishwasher?

Happy Unloading!


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