Day #1 – 30 Day Cleaning Challenge

Cleaning, DIY, Uncategorized
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

Recipes, Uncategorized
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!

Recipes, Uncategorized
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!

Food, Recipes, Uncategorized
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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DC area McDonalds Offer Free Coffee 9/23/12-9/29/12 & Giveaway!

Food, Freebies, Giveaway, Uncategorized
McDonald’s Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C. want to thank you for your continued support by participating in the biggest giveaway to hit McDonald’s restaurants, along the Eastern Seaboard, from Maine to Miami!  From Sept. 23-29, in honor of National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, local McDonald’s will be hosting a week-long celebration by offering FREE small Premium Roast McCafé Coffee to all customers.  No coupon or additional purchase needed! To kick off the celebration, street teams, accompanied by a giant McCafé coffee cup will be giving away coupons near the Silver Spring and Metro Center (12th & G streets entrance) metro stations on Monday (September 24th) and Tuesday (September 25th) from 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.  In addition, people will have the opportunity to take a photo with the giant…
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My CVS Shopping Trip 8/27/2012

CVS, Shopping deals, Shopping Trips, Uncategorized
Yes!  You read that right.  I paid $.36 out of pocket for all you see.  I used a $10 Extra Care Bucks that I had with me from last week's diaper deal.   I didn't expect to pay that little.  I expected to pay around $8 or so. Which is still a great deal! 1 Cascade 75 oz $4.99 1 Dimetapp $4.99 2 Children's Advil $4.49 each 1 Stayfree Pads 24 ct $2.00 1 Gillette 4 Ct Custom Plus $8.49 1 Gillette 4 Ct Venus Simply $8.79 1 Snickers $.99 Subtotal = $39.23 Use the $4/$20 coupon I got in my email.  Note:  If you get one of these it is recommended to print it out when you are going to use it because it will expire 4 days after you…
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Dollar Tree: Accepting Coupons starting on 8/26/12

Coupons, Dollar Tree, Uncategorized
Dollar Tree stores will be accepting manufacture coupons starting on 8/26/12!   I've added it to my list of coupon policy pages. Here are the details: IN-STORE COUPON ACCEPTANCE: GUIDELINES & LIMITATIONS DOLLAR TREE WILL ACCEPT COUPONS IN STORES BEGINNING SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 Only original and intact manufacturers’ coupons will be accepted. Retailer-specific coupons will not be accepted. Coupons are void if copied, scanned, or if they have been altered in any way. Only two (2) print-at-home Internet coupons may be redeemed per transaction. We are unable to accept coupons for “Free” items with no purchase requirements or where the amount for the product is blank. Coupons can only be used in stores and must be presented at time of purchase. Coupons cannot be redeemed for cash at a later…
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