Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gratituesday: Thankful for a safe Holiday!

This Gratitiuesday I am thankful that my family had a safe and happy holiday.

Thanksgiving Day my sister, her husband and four children, my mom and step father all came to our house. I cooked the turkey and everybody brought a dish. We had more than enough food as usual. I think I gained 10lbs on Thursday alone.

On Sunday, we all packed up and went to have Thanksgiving dinner with my 87 year old great aunt at the nursing home. Her sisters, which are 90 and 83 also came. Along with my 83 year old Grandmother. We rented one of their party rooms and enjoyed another big feast, another 10lbs.

Everyone returned home safe and sound with full tummies. Now it's time to work off all that stuffing and mashed potatoes.

My beautiful teenager eating her Thanksgiving dinner. I think she is ggrrroowwlliinngg at me.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday Deals

Cyber Monday is here. Get some great deals for Christmas while shopping in your pj's.

Origins: $10 off $25 or more. Enter promo code: MONDAY at checkout.

6PM: up to 70% off of New Balance shoes, New $24 deals every hour on Cyber Monday. FREE shipping on orders over $100.

Target: Free shipping on qualified orders of $50 or more. Look for the bullseye.

Wal-mart: Xbox 360 live value bundle $249, Tramontina 6.5 quart cast iron dutch oven $33, Kodak easy share C143 12mp digital camera $69.

Cabelas: Free shipping on order of $99 or more. They have some great deals in their Bargain Cave.

ToysRUs: Save up to 60% on thousands of items. Free shipping on orders of $49 or more from free shipping store.

The Body Shop: 3 items for only $30, plus Free shipping.

Bath and Body Works: 25% off your entire order, online only, enter code CYBER25.

Amazon: Great online deals at Amazon, Susan Boyle CD 50% off, Apple ipod touch 64GB $299.99. These deals won't last, get them before their gone.

Ebates: If you haven't signed up for Ebates, here is your big chance. Shop online through Ebates and they will pay you a percentage back in cash, actually a check. When you refer 5 new members you can get $50. Plus get $5 for every referral. Click here to get started.

Happy Cyber Monday!!!!

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Buy 3 Get 3 Free at Bath and Body Works

Bath and Body works has their 3 wick candles on sale for 2 for $20, regularly $19.50 each. I love giving these candles for Christmas gifts. They smell so good.

Another great deal from Bath and Body Works, Signature Collection Body Care is Buy 3 get 3 FREE. Hurry sale ends tomorrow.

Great Online Deals at Ebay

If you missed that special item on Black Friday or just didn't want to get up that early, here are some great deals from ebay. Ebay is running Daily Deals from now until December 20th with FREE shipping.

You can get a 2lb. Sunbeam nonstick bread maker for only $29.99, 57% off MSRP.

How about 3 pairs of Disney stretch gloves for only $6.99. Choose from Disney Princess', Cars, or Mickey.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gratituesday: Thanks and Giving

This Gratituesday is a special one, two days before Thanksgiving. I am thankful for many things and people in my life.

My daughter and I recently starting going to church on a regular basis and we LOVE it. I am grateful for my church friends.

I am grateful for all the food we have been blessed with. We are stocked and ready for winter.

In two days my family will all be at my home for Thanksgiving. We will enjoy some good food, fun times and just each other. I am grateful for my Family.

Like Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers says, I can't begin to write about all the things I'm grateful for. I'm grateful to my readers.

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. Give to those who need.

Monday, November 22, 2010

How Do You Do "Black Friday"?

Black Friday is always the biggest shopping day of the year. People wake up before day light and rush out to get the best possible deal. They stand out in the cold for hours waiting for those doors to open. Pushing and shoving to get that special price. And hope the item is not already sold out.

One year my sister, daughter and I did the "Black Friday" thing. Never again. I'm going to stay home in my warm house and shop online.

There are some really good deals online already. Check out Amazon's Black Friday deals of the week. Amazon is adding new things daily, but when their gone their gone. Hurry, beat the crowd!

How do you do "Black Friday"?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Starbucks: Buy One Get One Free Holiday Drink

Visit a Starbucks between November 18-21, from 2-5pm and get Buy One Get One Free Holiday Drink. This sounds like a must do for me. I love their eggnog lattes. Yummy!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad

This is a great recipe for your leftovers from the holidays. You can substitute turkey for the chicken.

2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
1 cup of dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped almonds (toasted)
1 cup mayo
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tbsp. parsley
1/2 tsp. paprika

Boil the chicken in a large pot of water until done. Shred chicken with two forks pulling chicken apart. Mix in all other ingredients and stir well. Enjoy of toasted bread, crackers or by itself.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

6PM: 70% off Steven Madden shoes- Today Only!!

Today Only, 6PM is having a sale on Steven Madden shoes and purses up to 70% off.

I found this pair of shoes that are 70% off, regularly $129.95 for only $27.00. I have one pair of Steven Madden shoes and "love them."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Burt's Bees Holiday Grab Bags- 50% Off

Get $90.00 worth of Burt's Bees products for only $40.00 + tax.

Burt's Bees has their men and women grab bags for 50% off. The woman's grab bag features 12 different products. A $50 value for only $25.00, plus get FREE FedX ground shipping with a $40 purchase. Check out the man's grab bag to, only $15.00.

Bonus: Get a FREE Lip Stash mixed with any $35.00 order. This automatically is added to your cart.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Free Sample: Tom's of Maine Toothpaste

Get your FREE sample from Tom's of Maine, courtesy of Walmart. I have recently switched my deodorant to Tom's of Maine and I love it. It's aluminum free!! I haven't tried their toothpaste yet, but that's what free samples are for, right?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Apple Pear Jam

Pears, Pears, Pears. Everywhere Pears.

My grandmother has a huge pear tree and keeps sending me pears by the bucket loads. I have canned more than 30 jars, made two rounds of pear jelly and now have created Apple Pear Jam. It's pretty yummy!!

Ingredients you will need:

4 cups pears (peeled, sliced, and cored)
4 cups apples (peeled, sliced and cored)
1 cup water
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
4 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. nutmeg

Put pears, apples and water in a large saucepan. Cook on medium heat until apples and pears are soft, stirring occasionally. Put in blender and blend until smooth or just use your hand mixer and blend in saucepan. Pour in both sugars, lemon juice and nutmeg. Continue cooking for another 30 minutes. Stir regularly. Pour into jelly jars and seal. Enjoy all winter long. Jams and jellies are great Christmas presents too.

Laura over at Heavenly Homemakers has great tips on canning and preserving food. She has been a big inspiration to me. She has healthy, good for you recipes. Check her out!