So I was totally sick over the holidays (how's that for timing?) and the worst part about it was that I was achy all over, especially in my lower back. I tried one of those ThermaCare heat wraps on my back and let me just tell you, they are amazing! I couldn't believe how much it helped the pain. If you haven't tried ThermaCare before, you should...especially now when you can print this coupon for $3 off! Just enter your information in the form and you'll get a prompt to print.
Want a free Gillette Fusion Razor? There are 2 ways to get one:
1) By phone: Call 1-888-778-3221, press 2 for English and follow the instructions to receive your razor.
2) By text: If you're signed up with ShopText, you can text PRUEBA to 467467 to get the razor. You'll first receive a reply in Spanish to which you should reply with your age. The second text (in Spanish) will ask for your state abbreviation. After giving these two pieces of information you should receive a text back that says you'll receive your razor in 4-6 weeks.
International Delight is giving away a FREE pint of their coffee creamer to the first 100,000 Facebook fans to register. Go here and click on the "Holiday Giveaway" tab to sign up for your coupon...you must become a fan first to be eligible!
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Coat baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Combine potato flakes, Parmesan cheese, parsley flakes and garlic salt in a shallow bowl. Stir until well mixed.
Coat chicken pieces with flour; dip in Italian dressing. Coat with potato flake mixture, patting until chicken is thoroughly coated; shake off excess breading. Place in prepared pan. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until instant-read thermometer reaches 165 degrees.
Brown hash browns in oil. Remove from heat and stir in ham, soup, 1 1/2 c. Cheddar cheese, sour cream and Parmesan cheese. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle 1/2 c. Cheddar cheese on top and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
There are 2 kinds of shopping: the boring, have-to-get-it-done kind and the fun, euphoric, look-at-all-this-great-stuff kind. For me, TJ Maxx and Marshalls are the epitome of the fun kind. I LOVE to shop, but I don't always have the time or the money to do it. When TJ Maxx and Marshalls contacted me to go shopping in their stores, I couldn't have been more excited! I was given a gift card for each store and I couldn't believe how much great stuff I could find at both!
Since I always buy stuff for my kids, I made the decision that I'd use this opportunity to shop for myself. I will admit, I felt a little guilty about it, but we mommies have to take care of ourselves every once in a while, too, right? I needed so many things so I wasn't exactly sure where to start. These stores are great because you can find pretty much anything you're looking for all in one place. I looked at everything from boots to bathroom rugs!
At Marshalls I ended up getting a cute orange wrap sweater for only $19.99 and a 6-pack of some really comfy socks for $6.99. I was really impressed at the variety of Christmas gifts they had to choose from. They had a great selection of toys for the kids and all kinds of unique gifts for adults, from beautiful picture frames to gourmet chocolates.
At TJ Maxx I ended up buying more since I was shopping without kids this time! I got a super cozy pair of Nautica pajamas that retail for $50 for only $19.99! I also got a pretty new bra for the unheard-of price of $7.99 and a silky nightie for $12.99. I found a great set of thick velvety gloves (which I was in desperate need of) for $14.99 as well. I had a great time shopping at TJ Maxx since I could take my time and look at all of the great things they had there. I can't wait to go back again!
If you are still looking to finish up that Christmas shopping or you just need a mommy's day out to find a few things for yourself, I highly recommend checking out a Marshalls or TJ Maxx near you! You won't be disappointed and you won't believe the awesome selection of items available!
You can also check out a fun contest that's going on to help get you in the holiday spirit --"Carol-oke!" One lucky person will win a $5,000 shopping spree - just for singing their favorite Christmas songs! Just go here, select from one of three carols, create your own "Carol-oke" video and upload for entry into the contest. Additionally, for each off-price "Carol-oke" video that is uploaded, a charity donation will be made. So warm up your singing voice and enter for the chance to win!
A special thanks to Marshalls and TJ Maxx for giving me this opportunity! :)
Prepare brownies according to package directions for cake-like brownies. Cool completely. Combine powdered sugar, 1 stick margarine, water, mint extract and green food coloring in mixing bowl; beat until creamy. Spread over brownies; refrigerate until set. Melt chocolate chips and 9 TBSP margarine in microwave, checking and stirring at 3o-second intervals. Let cool until lukewarm, stirring occasionally. Spread over filling. Chill in fridge before cutting into squares.
Here's a great coupon for something we all use all the time...eggs! Starting tomorrow at 10 am EST, visit the Good Egg Project and make the pledge to "Eat good. Do good everyday." You will then be able to print a buy one get one free coupon for a carton of eggs. This offer is only good for the first 10,000 people to sign up, so I'd get there as soon as it opens up!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large skillet, cook ground beef and onion until meat is brown. Drain off fat. Stir in spaghetti sauce; heat through.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine Mozzarella cheese and sour cream. Spread the meat mixture in a 2-quart baking dish and spoon the cheese mixture on top.
Unroll crescent dough and separate into triangles for a round baking dish or press edges together and roll out slightly into a rectangle for a rectangular baking dish. Place dough over the cheese mixture. In a small bowl, combine Parmesan cheese, melted butter and garlic powder; spread over dough. Sprinkle with parsley.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crust is a deep golden brown. Makes 8 servings.
Here is a printable coupon for a free medium soda at a Target Cafe. It's good Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th. Now you can quench that thirst you'll be working up getting all those great after-Thanksgiving deals!!
Save-A-Lot's website has a printable coupon section with some great savings. The great thing is that even if you don't shop at Save-A-Lot, these coupons are manufacturer's coupons and are good everywhere. Here are the current printables available:
Free Pink Reusable Bag when you buy 2 Banquet Family Dinners or 10 Banquet Pot Pies
ValueMags.com is offering 2 free issues (March & April 2010) of Family Circle magazine when you fill out a simple form. No strings attached and you will not be billed. Make sure to check the box at the bottom so that you don't receive any more e-mails from them.
Whew! I don't know about you, but sometimes I'm too busy for my own good! I'm a mom of two VERY energetic 4-year-old boys, I work part-time, run a household and try to maintain a little bit of a social life. So when I hear about something that can help me accomplish a task in less time, I'm all for it!
Enter Fresh Deals--your ally for saving both time and money while you shop from the comfort of your home. We've all tried out online price comparison sites, but Fresh Deals is different...and better! Not only can you search for all kinds of items from toasters to toothpaste, but this website offers some great extra features to enhance your shopping experience.
Consumer Feedback: When someone tries a product, they can leave a thumbs up or thumbs down to indicate whether the item worked for them.
Freshest Deal: This is a featured item that is such a great deal that there's only a little bit of time to grab it. The Freshest Deal changes often, so you can stay up-to-date on the hottest deals of the moment.
Q&A: Have a question about something you're shopping for? Post it on the site and let your fellow shoppers answer it for you.
Share through Facebook: This is a cool and unique feature of the site! Say you find a really cute purse and you want to show a friend the great deal you came across. You can log in to Facebook through the Fresh Deals site and send the search page to a friend! How cool is that?!?
We're heading in to the Christmas shopping season and Fresh Deals would be a great tool to help you grab some awesome gifts without being trampled at the mall! Waiting in line? That's for the birds! Stay in your PJs and hunt for a bargain online this year!
Thanks to Kraft First Taste I have the opportunity to give some of you the chance to try new Jello Mousse Temptations for FREE! Each serving is only 60 calories and is made with premium ingredients like cocoa and cream! There are 3 flavors: Caramel Crème, Dark Chocolate Decadence and Chocolate Indulgence. Just leave me a comment with your first name and e-mail address if you'd like to try these out for yourself!
The first 10 to comment by 8:00 PM tonight (11/16) get the coupons (while supplies last).
Place beans in a saucepan; cover with water and bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Soak 1 hour; drain and rinse. In a 5-qt. dutch oven, saute onion in oil until tender. Combine seasonings and add half of the mixture to the dutch oven. Saute 1 minute. Add beans, broth and garlic; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 2 hours. Coat chicken with remaining seasoning mixture; place in a 15x10 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until juices run clear; add to beans. Stir in chilies and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
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So I want to try this out as a weekly feature on my blog...Talk to Me Tuesday! I would like to get to know all of you better, and I thought this would be a fun way for all of us to learn more about each other. Each week, I'll post a topic and you can leave a comment regarding that topic if you'd like.
This week, I'd like for you to tell me about something new you've recently started doing. It could be anything from trying to get in shape to learning to bake...whatever you want to share! I'll start...
Last week, I started working part-time. I've been home ever since I went on bed rest nearly 5 years ago with my twin boys. It's been an emotional adjustment for me to be away from them and it's hard because I know that it means a new chapter in my life is starting. I can't believe they'll be starting school next year already! :(
I am still very thankful for this job opportunity (I'm working at my church) and the hours are so flexible that I can go in whenever it works out for our family. I just have to get really good at juggling a few more things! (Hey, that's what mommies do best anyway, right)?
In a small bowl, mix together all seasonings. Remove and discard giblets from chicken. Rinse chicken cavity and pat dry with a paper towel. Rub each chicken inside and out with spice mixture. Put onion inside the cavity of the chicken. Place chicken in a resealable bag or double wrap it with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or at least 4-6 hours).
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place chicken in a roasting pan and bake uncovered for 5 hours, to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees. Let the chicken stand 10 minutes before carving.
2 lbs. ground beef (I use less--more like 1 1/2 lbs.) 2 carrots, cut into 1/4" cubes 1 large onion, cut into 1/4" cubes 2 stalks celery, cut in 1/4' cubes 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped 1 large baking potato, peeled and cut into 1/4" cubes 1/2 c water or beef broth
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese Salt and pepper 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed but cold 1 large egg yolk, beaten with 1 Tbsp. water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In skillet, combine beef, carrots, onion, celery and potato and cook, breaking up meat, over med-high heat till beef is cooked through and some liquid has evaporated, about 15 mins. Lower heat to med, add water or beef broth and cook 10 mins. Add the cheese, 2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Let cool.
On floured surface, roll 1 puff pastry sheet into 12" round. Place in 10" skillet or deep pie dish. Roll remaining puff pastry sheet to 11" round. Using slotted spoon, transfer meat mixture to the skillet. Lightly brush the edge of the crust with some of the egg wash, then place the second sheet on top. Press the edges to seal, then trim to 1/2" edge.
Place the pie on a baking sheet. Brush the top with more of the egg wash and cut an X into the pastry. Sprinkle with 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Bake for 45 mins,tenting with foil if crust darkens too quickly. Transfer to rack to cool for 15 mins.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a Disney classic, has just been released from the Disney vault and is available now in the Diamond Edition DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack. This beloved story is presented with a newly restored picture and 7.1 Digital Theater System Hi-Def Surround Sound for the ultimate viewing experience.
The Combo Pack comes with lots of bonus features like "The Princess and the Frog" Sneak Peek, "Someday My Prince Will Come", a music video by Tiffany Thornton, and lots of interactive games and activities. You can take part in the "Heigh-Ho" Karaoke Sing-Along or play Jewel Jumble, a game in which players put jewels from the Dwarfs' mine in the proper order to win.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is one of 14 Disney classic movies that will be joining the Diamond Collection over the next 7 years. These titles represent the most sophisticated in picture and sound technology, bonus content and interactive features available only through the wonder of Blu-ray technology. Look for some more of your favorites coming soon!
The release of this movie comes just in time for the holiday season--it would make a perfect gift for a young child or even someone who's young at heart! The Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack is priced at $39.99 SRP and the 2-Disc DVD set, coming November 24, 2009, will sell for a suggested price of $29.99.
Would you like to win a copy of the Diamond Edition Combo Pack? Thanks to One2One Network am I able to offer one of my readers the chance to do just that! All you have to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite childhood movie.
Extra entries: 1.) Subscribe to my blog 2.) Follow my blog 3.) Post about my giveaway on your blog and link back here. 4.) Add my button to your sidebar. 5.) Follow me on Twitter and tweet this giveaway. 6.) Enter the Name Your Tune giveaway here.
Giveaway will end Friday, November 6th at 10 p.m. EST. Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via e-mail (so make sure that I have yours)! Good luck!
The Oprah Winfrey Show is offering viewers a coupon for 50% off of your entire purchase at PaylessShoeSource good through closing on Friday, October 30th. You can either print the coupon or text to receive the offer on your phone. More details here.
I'm proud to introduce to you the coolest new product I've come across lately: Name Your Tune CDs! These CDs are made-to-order especially for each customer and come with 14 personalized songs with your child's name right in them! In fact, your child will hear his or her name over 80 times while listening to their special songs! You'll hear such songs as "Little __ Had a Farm", If You're Happy And You Know It, and Boom, Boom Ain't It Great To Be YOU! (For the complete playlist and to hear each song, click here).
Name Your Tune graciously sent me a personalized CD for my own two boys and they were SO excited to hear their names! I watched them both as their eyes lit up when they recognized that the song was all about them...it was priceless. Even the label itself can be personalized with a special message for your child. Mine reads, "Special Songs for Josh and Austin... Love, Mommy and Daddy".
There are over 4000 names available and the list is constantly being updated. In fact, they are headed into the studio next week to record even more names! Not only is the product impressive but the people behind it are amazing, too. They have decided to donate a portion of their sales to Hear Here, a non-profit charitable foundation that purchases hearing aids for children. In addition, their packaging is also fully recycled and fully recyclable.
Name Your Tune has been featured on The Today Show and is a favorite product of many celebrities! They also offer other personalized items such as lunchboxes, placemats, wall art and paintings...the list goes on and on and the possibilities are endless!
It goes without saying that these would make great Christmas gifts and they will be ready in time for the holidays as long as you order by December 19th. My little niece is a drama queen and I KNOW she'd love the mention of her own name in a CD, so I've ordered one for her for Christmas. What's awesome is that just for being a reader of my blog (thank you!) you can get a special discount on your order. Just go to Name Your Tune's website and enter the code "oneday" when you order to save $5 off your purchase!
I am so happy to offer one of my readers the opportunity to win a personalized CD themselves! All you have to do is tell me who you'd make a CD for if you won! If you'd like extra entries, you can do any of the following:
1.) Subscribe to my blog 2.) Follow my blog 3.) Post about my giveaway on your blog and link back here. 4.) Add my button to your sidebar. 5.) Follow me on Twitter and tweet this giveaway. 6.) Tell me how you found my website. 7.) Head over to Name Your Tune's website and tell me one other product you like.
Giveaway will end Friday, November 6th at 10 p.m. EST. Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via e-mail (so make sure that I have yours)! Good luck!
Five For Fighting is back with a new album, Slice! Thanks to the One2One Network I had the opportunity to listen to it and let me tell you, it did not disappoint!
I've always been a fan of the music Five For Fighting puts out. John Ondrasik lays down the vocals and has such an easily recognizable voice--he brings something unique to the table with his sound. There wasn't a track on this CD that I didn't like! Most of the songs have more of a ballad-type feel to them, which is the style of music I typically like to listen to. It's the perfect soundtrack for anything you're doing, whether it's cleaning around the house, driving in your car, or hanging out with friends and family.
Each song tells a different story and evokes all kinds of emotions. Titles on the album include:
2. Note To The Unknown Soldier
5. This Dance
6. Above The Timberline
9. Story Of Your Life
10. Love Can't Change The Weather
11. Augie Nieto
Give this album a listen and I know you'll be hooked! If you want to see Five For Fighting in person, they've just started their concert tour. Dates are as follows:
18-Oct Toronto, ON El Mocambo
20-Oct New York, NY City Winery
22-Oct Bay Shore, NY (Long Island) YMCA Boulton Center
23-Oct Uncasville, CT The Wolf Den
24-Oct Washington, DC Jammin Java
26-Oct Boston, MA The Paradise
27-Oct Philadelphia, PA World Café Live (downstairs)
29-Oct Nashville, TN The Belcourt
30-Oct Chicago, IL Lakeshore
3-Nov Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
5-Nov Seattle, WA Crocodile
6-Nov Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
10-Nov San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall
11-Nov Los Angeles, CA Largo at the Coronet
If you'd like the chance to win tickets to a concert, check out Five For Fighting's website and sign up! (You'll see the link on the right sidebar).
Text "BETTY" to 467467 to receive a free Betty Crocker Cookie Mix recipe booklet with 10 holiday recipes and coupons. You'll receive a text back asking if you'd like recipe newsletters sent via e-mail, but you don't have to respond in order to receive the free recipe booklet.