Friday, September 27, 2013

Best time to buy meat

The best days to buy meat are Monday and Thursdays. The store usually marks down on Monday the meat that didn't sell the weekend. And will mark down on Thursdays to be able to restock for the weekend. You can also  check with the manager of your local meat dept.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pumpkin candles

These are gorgeous!  So perfect for fall and so simple to make. Head over to A Pumpkin & A Princess for all the details and supply list.

Brown Paper Flowers Tutorial

These are so neat looking. What a wonderful use for those brown paper bags that end up being thrown away. These would be so great for fall decorating or a fall themed wedding. Destiny over at A Place For Us,  gives us step by step instructions.
While you are there be sure and like her Facebook page and follow her on Twitter, Pinterest and +Google

The best cream cheese frosting

A southern kitchen....

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Need chocolate now?

Walgreens has Snickers or Milky Way Bites 2.83 oz on sale 3/$3 this week.

(Thanks Wild For Wags!)

From Michele at the Mommy Blogger Directory, a working mom of 3 sharing ideas and stories!

From Michele at the Mommy Blogger Directory, a working mom of 3 sharing ideas and stories!



Six Tips for Slashing Your Back-to-School Budget
Back-to-school shopping does not need to break the bank. Here are some tips to help you spend less this year:
Plan ahead. Do not let your kids' shopping lists take you by surprise. Planning your purchases in advance allows you to find the best bargain through comparison shopping.
Follow stores' ads. These ads will likely alert you to special back-to-school sales and provide you with coupons to which you may not otherwise have access.
Buy high-quality items. High-quality items are more expensive than their low-quality counterparts, so this may seem counterintuitive. However, high-quality items generally last longer, reducing the amount you will spend on replacements.
Know your inventory. You may already have much of what your child needs. Scour your home to make sure you are not purchasing items unnecessarily.
Find a dollar store. The dollar store is the perfect place to buy pencils, pens, folders, notebooks and other small items your child needs. These items can also be stored until you need them, allowing you to stock up now in preparation for the future. Plus by going to the dollar store, you can put away your credit cards.
Save some shopping for September. Although there are some items you must buy in August, wait to buy non-necessities. Because retailers often mark down prices once the back-to-school rush has passed, your patience will pay dividends.

I was asked to be a guest blogger for http://www.mommybloggerdirectory.com/

I was ask to write an article for http://www.mommybloggerdirectory.com/
below is the article I sent in....

Raising an only child

 To raise an only child you will ask yourself and be asked, "Do you think it is fair only having one, they will have no one to play with." Well for us that was the decision we made. Amanda will be 33  years old this year. Did it traumatize her? No. Did she have trouble adjusting in school? Yes and no. You cannot teach a child how to share unless they are around other children. She had to learn to share not only toys but the teachers time and attention. Was she lonely? No. She never seemed to be. We live on a farm so the animals got to be her companions, her confidants, her friends she could spill out her troubles too, her secret keepers. She always had a dog by her side, not to mention cats, horses and whatever critter she decided needed saving.
  We chose to only have one child in order to be able to give her more than we could have if we had of had more than 1 child, We were around other large families and we saw what a struggle it was to get school pictures not to mention gifts at Christmas. It broke my heart to see them get a different child's picture packet each year because they couldn't afford to get them all. All the pictures they missed out on. I intend to line up Amanda's pictures by year all along my bedroom wall. (If I ever have the time, that is).
   Amanda turned out to be a very beautiful, well adjusted lady. Whom I happen to be very proud of. So you see to have one or a house full is each couple's individual choice.
  We chose only one so she could have all of our time and attention. I was a stay at home mom so I was with her all the time. She is the only child as well as only grandchild. Double whammy! L.O.L.
Is she spoiled, I will be the first to say she was and still is. But that is O.K. too.
Any child whether a single child or a house full, if you show them love  and if you teach them morals and discipline when needed, teach them the Love of Christ, they will turn out to be well rounded adults. That is Amanda pictured above. She is married now and is active in church. Her passion is interpretive dance.

Joy Chapman
Kentucky Homemaker
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