Saturday, April 23, 2011

Children's laptop giveaway!






Yes, you read it correctly, I will be giving away a child's laptop and a variety pack of Betty Crocker fruit snacks!

Now through May, the “Win & Give” campaign provides as easy way for kids to give back. Kids in the U.S. have an opportunity to instantly win a laptop from specially-marked packages of Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks. For each laptop won, Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks will donate a laptop to a child in Africa. It’s that simple.






I have been chosen to give away the same prize from this blog!

Winners of the giveaway will receive:
-An XO laptop
-A box of assorted Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks

To learn more about this giveaway:
http://www.winonegiveone.com/

Here is how it works:
Have your child comment (you can type it in) to this blog post how he/she/your family gives back to their community. The most inspirational "give back" story will be chosen as the winner. Also, please include your email address in the post. If it is not included, you will not win. We have to have a way to contact you if you are the winner!




Thursday, April 21, 2011

Club Mum...easy weeknight meal for children



I have written about this before, but Club Mum is a great place to go to find out new tips and information about children and the way they eat!

To get a recipe for Children's Pita Pizza, you can visit the site this week!

For more great recipes and time-saving tips from Moms who know what it's like, come stop by Club Mum, and discover a community of moms just like you, sharing their own top tricks. Club Mum's resident bloggers all contribute their own unique perspectives on raising kids and making sure they eat healthy and grow up right!

If you're a mom in the know, you can join Club Mum too, and pass on your own secrets and words of wisdom! Not only that, but you could enter to win rewards, just by contributing to the discussions: Just by commenting by “liking” something on the Club Mum site you could win up to $100 instantly! Or if you share your best mom secret in our “Topic of the Week”, you can enter to win a $250 American Express Gift Card! Check out the rules and more details at www.theMumClub.com/official-rules/

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Copy Cat Easter Recipes



Easter is coming! Here are some of my favorite Copy Cat recipes for you to try! Instead of having to go out to eat your favorite foods, you can save money and make them at home!



In the mood for a Maple Nut Blondie from Applebee's? I have that recipe for you!





How about a Starbucks Frappuccino? I have that one too!



Take a look at the article and choose from your favorites!


Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Extreme Couponing!


Have you seen the new show on TLC entitled, "Extreme Couponing"? If you have missed it, here a link where you can get an idea of what it is all about: Extreme Couponing Video


Basically, they taped people who are very extreme in their couponing as they sought out coupons, clipped them and went shopping while using them.


All of those who were on the show, saved an extreme amount of money using coupons. For example, before using the coupons the grocery bill may have been $800 and after coupons they would only pay $6.


It can be done. But, keep in mind that most of these individuals have stock piles of food in their homes. Some turned their garages into mini grocery stores, complete with shelving units and all!


In addition, some would purchase 30 or 40 of all the same items and get them for free or close to it. It was not as if they would take their weekly grocery list and go by that in order to save these large quantities of money.


I have to say that the show did encourage me to do better with my grocery spending. I do not plan to have a mini grocery store taking up my garage space, but I do have a very well stocked pantry, baking pantry, fridge and freezer.


For example, this week I visited Lowe's Food and purchased: 1 tub of sour cream, 4 oranges, 2 large containers of bubble bath, 1 container of shampoo and 1 protein bar. With coupons coupled with sales and clearance items, I spent only $4.32 for everything!


I think I'm doing pretty good!
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