Day #6-14 – 30 Day Cleaning Challenge

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Day #6-14 I’m going to challenge myself by following the 31 Day Cleaning Challenge with Money Saving Mom.     She is using the chart from Fresh and Organized. Has it been over 8 days since I posted on this Challenge?  Well, I have to admit I have been doing the challenge!  When I get on my computer I have been doing a lot of other things like finishing up my small business paperwork, creating some embroidery items for customers and working on a new up and coming sewing forum.   Feel free to check it out!   It is called 4 the love of fabric.com. It is a paid subscription forum. It is a great place to talk and learn about sewing, quilting, and embroidery. Day 6: Clean Bathrooms - Since the bathrooms…
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Day #3-5 – 30 Day Cleaning Challenge

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Day #3-5 I’m going to challenge myself by following the 31 Day Cleaning Challenge with Money Saving Mom.     She is using the chart from Fresh and Organized. Day 3: Surface clean the bedrooms Day 4: Surface clean other rooms Day 5: Surface clean kitchen or living room/family room This is hard!   My kids and I worked hard on the bedrooms and only got to 2 of them.  It was a lot of hard work for 2 hours with 3 small kids.  I got pretty exhausted and it did cause me to fall behind on my other chores like dishes.   Here is the before of my Doodle's room. Here is the before of the boys' room. Yesterday we had outside activities so I fell behind again on working on the  "other"…
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Day #2 – 30 Day Cleaning Challenge

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Day #2 I'm going to challenge myself by following the 31 Day Cleaning Challenge with Money Saving Mom.     She is using the chart from Fresh and Organized. Per Money Saving Mom: Your project for today is to clean your bathrooms. Clean the toilets.  I usually just use free shampoo or if I toilet bowl cleaner I use that and let it sit. Take everything out that doesn't need to be in there. Including taking the rugs and washing them, if I haven't already done this recently. Clean the sinks with a microfiber cloth and Shaklee Basic H2. Mop the floor to get the dust and grime up.  It's been awhile. Rinse out the tubs and spray them down. Clean the mirrors. Clean the front of the cabinets. Woohoo!  I finished…
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Day #1 – 30 Day Cleaning Challenge

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Day #1 I'm going for it!  I'm going to challenge myself by following the 31 Day Cleaning Challenge with Money Saving Mom.     She is using the chart from Fresh and Organized. Per Money Saving Mom: Your project for today is to surface clean your living room and kitchen. I plan on cleaning the kitchen counters and even turn the self-cleaning on the oven. Empty the dishwasher Put the food purchases from Sam's Club away Clean the top bar of the kitchen counter Mop the floor in the Living room. The kitchen looks a bit better.  There are still some items on the left hand side that need to put in their proper places and I've decided the hubby will take on those items. I have the list of the 30…
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Update to Redberrydeals!

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Hi to all of my readers. Welcome to 2013! I have mentioned this in previous posts this last year and I thought I would get into more detail. 2012 was a great year for us. Watching our kids grow has been so rewarding. My husband and I have decided to create a company. I'm very excited. It will include several components to it including Redberrydeals and my passion for sewing and embroidery. I'm in the process of following the proper business creation procedures. I've been so busy with it that I've neglected adding the Shoppers Matchups each week. The time that took to prepare and post is more time then I have right now.   I will no longer add those matchups. I've decided to limit my posts to Redberrydeals this…
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Easy Chocolate No Bake or Boil Cookies

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When I was growing up a tradition that my Dad and I would do is make these yummy No Bake Boil Cookies. They take minutes to make and are so yummy and even a bit healthy since they have oatmeal in them. Makes 3 Dozen cookies 2 Cups Sugar 1/2 cup Cocoa 1 Stick Butter 1/2 cup Milk 1/2 tsp Vanilla 1/2 cup Peanut Butter (optional) 3 cups dry uncooked oatmeal Boil sugar, Cocoa, Butter, Milk and Vanilla for 2 to 4 minutes.  Take off burner.  Add Oatmeal and stir.   Then drop 1 Tablespoon on wax paper.  Let dry.
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The best Cinnamon Buns in the world!

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Have I mentioned how much I love my breadmaker?  Have I mentioned that I have 2 breadmakers?   Ok, the truth is my husband has one and I have one.  I received mine as a Christmas gift almost 10 years ago and use it often.    My hubby would talk all of the time about how he grew up with a bread machine but the bread would come out differently then mine did in my machine.  He was also frustrated with my bread machine because it requires the wet ingredients to go in first and then dry on top.  While the version he grew up with had the opposite:  dry and then wet.  So each time he tried to make bread in my machine it never turned out.  After mentioning this to…
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Check this out the next time the power goes out!

DIY, Dollar Tree, Harbor Freight, Uncategorized
Thanks to my wonderful husband, we are fortunate enough to have a generator.   Woohoo!  So when the power goes out we can push a button that will turn on the diesel beast and it will give us power to run the well pump, some lights, TV/DVR, refrigerator, freezer and pellet stove.  The generator has been worth every penny because it has given us piece of mind and comfort. Last night right before going to bed the power went out.  My hubby and I talked and agreed that it didn't make sense to run the generator and use the fuel, if we didn't need to right away.  Our refrigerator and freezer were very cold and we hoped the power would be back on soon. So as we collected our LED flashlights…
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LivingSocial- G Street Fabrics $25 for $50 Fabric or Classes

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Lately, I've become even more in love with fabric and crafts.  I think I have fabric fever.  My plan is soon to create a small side business so I can sell some of my creations and hopefully earn enough to pay myself back.  If you love fabric like I do check out this awesome deal before it is gone.  LivingSocial is offering a G Street Fabrics $50 voucher for $25. The best part is you can buy as many as you want even as gifts.  Hint!  Hint! If you use my link then I can get it for FREE, if 3 people buy it through my link. You can do it too!
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Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Recipe – Yummy!

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It is that time of year again! This weekend we made our favorite Pumpkin Scones. All I can say is Wow!  These are truly the best scones I've ever made and eaten. Two years ago I was introduced to the amazing Pumpkin Scone at Starbucks but at $1.95 a piece, it's not the frugal way to go. I found this recipe on MomsWhoThink online and made it.  A couple changes that I made include using pumpkin pie filling instead of regular pumpkin (hard to find regular pumpkin at some stores) and I also used heavy cream instead of half and half.   They came out so well I tried the recipe yesterday a couple more times, I used the self-rising flour and only used a 1/2 tablespoon of baking powder and…
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