Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's Eve!!!! Friday Blog Hop....

Happy New Year's Eve everyone!  I have fun bringing in the new year, and be safe!  Be sure to join in on the "Hop Along Friday!"  

Happy New Year,

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Extreme Couponing!!!!

Hi all!
  Did you happen to catch the special on TLC ( The Learning Channel ) titled, "Extreme Couponing?"  If you did, can you believe it?!  Some of you I'm sure can.  While others are looking with their mouths dropped to the floor.  I LOVE using coupons and stockpiling, but I'm no where near to this extreme.  It's unbelievably impressive, the time and effort that those featured couponers go to for such great deals.  My hats off to them!

  For those of you who stockpile this way.....Way to go!  For those of you who feel that's too overwhelming, but would like to get deals, you don't have to go to that extreme.  I manage to get a nice stockpile on the 3 to 4 copies of the weekly coupon inserts.  It's just enough for me to not take up tons of space, but give a nice stash for my family.

  If you are new to the whole couponing idea, check out some of my posts on how to get started here.  If you can't find the answers to all your questions, just feel free to ask in the comments.  I'll be glad to help. :) Also,  check out the forum , which is where you will find Nathan Engels aka Mr. Coupon ( the last featured couponer on "Extreme Couponning").

  If you are a blogger looking to monetize your blog, is another great affiliate to use.  Be sure to tell them that Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie sent you in the referral field. ;)  You'll be helping my fund this blog.  :)

  For those of you who missed the airing of "Extreme Couponing,"  don't worry!  It will be airing again on Jan. 4 at 10pm, and again on Jan. 5 at 1am.  You can see the upcoming schedule here on TLC.

  So, couponers.....keep couponing!  For beginners.....get out there and learn the world of coupons, and relish in the FREEBIES! :)

Happy Couponing!

Linking up here, be sure to check it out. :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Only 3 ingredients Peanut Butter cookies!!!

Hi all!
  While visiting with new friends in the beautiful North Carolina mountains back in the fall, my daughter learned a quick and easy recipe from one of their daughters for peanut butter cookies.  It's a perfect fast and simple recipe that my 9 year old can whip up in a hurry!
  Only three ingredients:
  1 cup of peanut butter
  1 cup of sugar
  1 egg

Directions:  Mix all three ingredients, roll into balls, place on cookie sheet, and bake at 350 until edges look golden brown.

They are quick and delicious!  Thank you "B" ;) for sharing this recipe with us!  We think of our newest friends and the lovely mountains every time we make them.

Happy baking!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Year's Resolution......Plan Your Work, and Work Your Plan (Link up)

Hi all!
  I'm taking a tip from my husband for my New Year's Resolution this year.  He is a master at time management, and he is always saying....."Plan your work, and work you plan."  So that is exactly what I plan to do this upcoming year.

  I'm going to fill in my calendar, make lists, set (reachable) goals, and work them through to completion! I've got so many things that I want to learn like, cake decorating, sewing, more advanced crochet projects, along with ideas for repurposing items.  I have all these creative thoughts, but I never take the time to do them.  This year, however, I intend to do it!  I don't think by any means that I will master all (or any, for that matter) of these things, but I am determined to give them all a fair trial, and share them on this blog.

  In order to do that though, I have got to get my household duties in order and running on a tight (but manageable) schedule.  My house stays pretty much company ready at all times, but I feel like I'm running around in circles most of the time trying to keep up. Thanks to, I will have be able to get my house running much more smoothly. If you haven't checked her site out, you really should!  It is a great site to help you manage your household duties.  By using Flylady, I'll be able to keep my house in tip top shape, and have time to work on my crafts.

  So this year, with inspiration from my husband, I'm going to plan my work and work my plan!  I'm hoping for a fun, productive, and efficient New Year!

  What's your New Year Resolution?  Do you have a household, homeschooling, blogging, or just life in general, tip that you would like to share for the upcoming year? I would love to hear it!  Please join the link below, and tell me what you have planned for 2011.  Don't forget to add the link to your blog so others can join in on the fun!

Happy Planning!

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Friday, December 17, 2010

I'm Back in the Saddle Again!

Hi all!
  I'm sorry it's been so long since I posted last!  Crazy days around here this time of year.  I look forward to posting again on a regular basis.  I'm determined to get back to my schedule, rather than the random craziness that has taken over the last several weeks! :)'s my latest shopping trip to Publix.

-2 Krusteaz Cookie mix (Raincheck for B1G1)  $1.10 (x2) = $2.20 - $1 MQ (x2) =  $.20
-2 Rice Krispies Cereal 2/$3.99 - $1 MQ = $2.99
-Kraft Marshmallows $1.69 - Free MQ when you buy Rice Krispie Cereal
-3 Kelloggs Cereals 2/$3.99 = $6.00 - $1.50 MQ= $4.50
-Chocolate covered cherries $1.99 (couldn't resist :) )
-3 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix 2/$2.67 = $4.01 -  $.40 MQD (x3) = $1.61
-6 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes 2/$1.59 = $4.80 - $.50/2 MQD (x3) = $1.80
-1 Duncan Hines cake mix 2/$1.75 = $.88 - $.55 SQ = $.33
-1 Mrs. Butterworths syrup 2/$2.99 = $1.50
-6 Birds Eye Steamfresh (50% off) $.89 (x6) = $5.34 - $.50/2 MQD (x3) = $2.34
-3 Birds Eye Steamfresh (50% off) $.89 (x3) = $2.67 - $.50/3 MQD = $1.67
-Oscar Meyer Turkey Bacon $2.99
-5 packs of Ground Chuck $2.99/lb.  $14.98
-1 Pedigree Dentastix 2/$6.00 - $2 MQ = $1.00
-2 Cesar treats 2/$6.00 - $2 MQ (x2) = $2.00
-1 Personal item $2.19

Total OOP: $43.66  Saved: $56.13!!!!   Woo Hoo!!  Gotta love it when you save more than you spend! This weeks ad will run through Christmas Eve this week.

It feels good to be "Back in the Saddle Again!" ;)

Happy Shopping!

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