Sunday, December 28, 2014

2015 Coupon Insert Schedule!

4       – RedPlum (2 inserts), SmartSource (3 inserts), P&G
11     – RedPlum, SmartSource
18     – SmartSource
25     – RedPlum, SmartSource, P&G
1       – RedPlum, SmartSource
8       – RedPlum, SmartSource
15     – RedPlum (President’s day)
22     – SmartSource
1       – RedPlum, SmartSource, P&G
8       – RedPlum, SmartSource
15     – RedPlum, SmartSource (Easter Seals)
22     – RedPlum, SmartSource
29     – RedPlum, P&G
5       – SmartSource
12     – RedPlum, SmartSource
19     – NO INSERTS
26     – RedPlum, SmartSource, P&G
3       – RedPlum, SmartSource
10     – RedPlum, SmartSource
17     – RedPlum, SmartSource
24     – NO INSERTS
31     – RedPlum, SmartSource, P&G
7       – RedPlum, SmartSource
14     – RedPlum, SmartSource
21     – RedPlum, SmartSource
28     – RedPlum, SmartSource, P&G

5       – NO INSERTS
12     – RedPlum, SmartSource
19     – NO INSERTS
26     – RedPlum, SmartSource, P&G

2       – RedPlum, SmartSource
9       – RedPlum, SmartSource
16     – SmartSource
23     – RedPlum, SmartSource
30     – RedPlum, SmartSource, P&G
6       – SmartSource
13     – RedPlum, SmartSource
20     – SmartSource
27     – RedPlum, SmartSource, P&G
4       – RedPlum, SmartSource
11     – RedPlum, SmartSource
18     – SmartSource
25     – RedPlum, SmartSource, P&G
1       – RedPlum, SmartSource
8       – RedPlum, SmartSource
15     – RedPlum, SmartSource
22     – RedPlum, SmartSource
29     – P&G
6       – RedPlum, SmartSource
13     – RedPlum, SmartSource
20     – NO INSERTS
27     – P&G

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Money saving tip of the day.

If you use liquid soap, it is actually cheaper to by the big refill size. It cost more at the time of purchase but it is 56 oz. to where the single bottle is 7.5 oz. The refill costs around $4.00. The single size costs $1.00 if not on sale. You can fill 7 1/2 bottles for $4.00. If you buy single bottles they would cost you $8.00.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The difference a few stickers can make.

I have had this set of canisters for years. Each holiday I would decorate them with window clings . LOL.
Well, now the chalkboard canisters are "in." I love the looks but I didn't love the prices!

So, I went on a mission to find the chalkboard sticker labels and guess what?

Found them! They were at Walmart hanging where the caniters are.

Isn't it amazing what a few stickers can do? They look like new canisters.

Homemade hot chocolate, saves time and money.

Homemade hot chocolate

3 1/2 cups sugar

2 1/4 cups cocoa
1 tablespoon table salt
Milk for mixing

In a fairly large bowl mix with whisk sugar, cocoa, and salt. Mix a little while to make sure it is good and mixed. Store in an airtight container. I printed the directions and taped it to the jar as you can see in the picture below.

To make....
For single cups put 1 cup of milk in microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Be careful it will be hot. If you are giving this to children you may want to cut the time back a little. Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa mix to the cup of milk and stir. you can also put mini marshmallows on top too if you would like.

For a family size batch....
warm the milk in a saucepan, don't let it get hot enough to biol.Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa mix per cup of milk. Enjoy!

This would be a great Christmas gift for the person who has everything, or for children. Mix and put it in a mason jar and decorate with ribbons, greenery, jingle bells or whatever. You could print the recipe on a pretty card and tie it n the jar. Or for a whole family gift you could double or triple batch it and give each family member a Christmas mug. Put all of it in a decorated basket and you have a gift that everyone would love to get.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Great tip to keep pot from boiling over!

Great tip to keep pot from boiling over!
Very simple...place a wooden spoon over it. I am the worst for boiling pots over! Tryed this tip and for once my potatoes didn't boil over.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween stains....How to get out the most common Halloween stains.

Here is a great site to find answers on how to clean anything. Stain-removal-101.com.They also have product reviews, and not from some paid spokes person but from the blogs readers. What caught my eye is her latest post....How to clean the top 10 Halloween stains. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What a neat idea for coffee canisters

My daughter would have loved this when she was little. Folgers has a page where you can go and print out covers for your old Folgers cans.  There is one for most all holidays. These would be so good to store blocks, army men or crayons in. Or you could use them for hiliday canisters. There is even a blank design so you can design your own. Check it out here.

Folgers.com also has some great Apps for your smartphone....

An alarm clock app
Not only an alarm clock, but it greets you with a bright message to start your day. You can also share your messages on social media.
It has not just a ring but several sounds to choose from. You can even check your weather.

For Android go here.
For iphone here.

Hello Sunshine App

This is a custom greetings app. Choose your scene and it will put a picture of you in it. Great fun.

For iphone

For Android

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saving money on laundry.

To save money on laundry, cut your dryer sheets in half,

 they work just as good and a box will go twice as far.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Homemade washing powders

O.K. I was really skeptical about this one! I just got one of the ingredients a week, then when I had them all I mixed it up. It smells so good and cleans as good as any I have used.

Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe.

I found all these ingredients at my local Wal Mart on the detergent aisle. The prices is what they were at my Wal Mart.

1 (4lb. 12oz.)- Box of 20 Muleteam Borax...$3.97

1 (3lb. 7oz.)- Box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda....$3.97 (I thik I forgot to write that one down.)

1 (3lb.)- Container of OxyClean...$7.52 

2 (14.1 oz.)-bars of either Zoat or Fels Naptha...$.97

1 (4lb.)-box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda....$2.24.

1-2 (55oz.) Bottles of Purex Crystals  Fabric Softner....scent of your choice....$4.76

1 large dishpan or bucket for mixing. At least an 18qt. size.

(1.)  You can grate the soap or microwave and crumble. I chose to microwave. Cut up bar in 5 pieces. Put on a microwaveable safe plate and microwave for 1.45 minutes.

(2.)  Mix all ingredients up, mix really well. Save the empty to store the detergent in.

(3.) If some of the soap is hard to crumble put those pieces back in for 1 min.

For normal loads use only 2 Tablespoons. For super dirty/greasy loads use 4 Tablespoons.

Finally a tip that works

Ok ladies, lets see the hands. How many are guilty of trying things they see on Facebook? 
I am the worst, sometimes it's a flop sometimes not. This one was a keeper...

The next time you clean your fridge line the shelves with Glad Press and Seal. Now when they get dirty, I just peel it off and put on a new one. Nomore cleaning out the fridge! There will be some light wipoing down on the sides but no more pulling out shelves!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Birthday freebies for October birthdays....

Send Images

Sign up for their birthday freebies before your 

birthday in order to get them.

Bob Evans-kids

October..Domestic violence Awareness month

For you Annie, in memory of your sister.

October is Stop Domestic Violence Month. Please help those you suspect are in a violent relationship get help. They are in a never ending cycle and needs someone to give them the strength and support to break free from it.
Below are some useful links....

Kentucky Domestic Violence Association


PDF]Preventing Domestic Violence - Kentucky Court of Justice


Domestic Violence - Kentucky Attorney General


Kentucky: Protective Orders / Domestic Violence Orders


WomensLaw.org | Kentucky: Restraining Orders


For Victims & Survivors - National Domestic Violence Hotline


Resources by state on violence against women .


National Coalition Against Domestic Violence




NOMORE.org | NO MORE Domestic Violence


Domestic Violence - Stop Violence Against Women Website


National Network to End Domestic Violence


20 Standout Groups Stopping Domestic Violence


Help Stop Domestic Violence


Stop Domestic Violence - BHSN



October-Breast Cancer awareness month

October is breast cancer awareness month. Please ladies be sure and get your mamograms and pap smears. They can save your life. For more info here are some links for you....

National Breast Cancer Foundation


Susan G. Komen for the Cure


CDC - Breast Cancer Awareness




October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Take the PLEDGE 


Breast Cancer Awareness Month Resources




Friday, August 22, 2014

sunday school kids snacks on Pinterest

sunday school kids snacks on Pinterest

Amish hamburger casserole...so good!

Amish hamburger casserole

2 cups crumbled raw hamburger meat
2 cups sliced raw potatoes
2 cups chopped celery
1/2 cup diced onions
2 Tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 cup diced green peppers
2 cups home canned tomatoes
1 onion thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease a casserole dish. Sprinkle each of these layers with salt and papper.
Put potaters on the bottom, then celery hamburger, diced onions, green peppers in that exact order. Pour tomatoes over this.Lay sliced onions on top.
Bake 1 hr. uncovered and then 1 hr. covered with aluminium foil.
I made this for dinner. It was sooo good!

Bible study

Do you love to study the Bible? I have a verse by verse Bible study if you are interested. We started in Genesis and are today in Gen. 8:13. It would be easy for you to catch up as all the study notes is on file in pdf on the facebook group. Come join us, we would love to have you.

Our blog

The study's facebook group

If you like the blog you will love our Facebook group.

If you love the blog, come join our facebook group. It gets updated several times a day and with other thing that don't always make it to the blog.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The view from my windows this morning.

Squirrel on corn feeder.

 Chipmunk eating corn.

2 redbirds under bird feeder.

Squirrel at other feeder.

 Rabbit under squirrel feeder.

 2 chipmunks under bird feeder.

He finally learns how to operate the squirrel feeder!

 The coon comes up late in the evening and cleans up what everybody else leaves.

Downey or Snuggle for line dried clothes?

copyright © 2013 Heide 

see all her paintings at http://www.heidepresse.com/index.html

Snuggle hands down. The towels are a lot softer. I have used both and Snuggle does a lot better for line dried clothes.

Do you suffer with mouth sores?

This stuff is great. One day of treatment and the sore went away. I found it at Wal Mart in the aisle with the ambesol.

Granny's country style fried corn

12 ears of fresh corn
1/4 cup butter
2 Tablespoons bacon grease
3/4 cups water
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 Tablespoon sugar (optional)

Remove husks and silks from corn. Cut corn from cobs. Heat butter & bacon grease in a skillet until hot. Add corn, water, salt & pepper.
Cook uncovered over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Cover & reduce heat & simmer for 10-15 minutes. Stir frequently.
Makes 10-12 servings.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

You have to try this...Canyon Casserole. It is so good.

Tried something new for dinner. It was really good, thought some of you may want to try it.

Canyon Casserole

1lb. ground beef
1 (1oz.) pkg taco seasoning mix
1 (14.5oz) can of diced tomatoes, un-drained
1 7oz. can whole corn, drained
1/2 cup water
1 lg. egg
1 cup corn meal
1/2 cup milk
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Heat oven to 400 degrees. coat a 8x8 baking dish or shallow 2qt. casserole dish with cooking spray.
Brown beef and drain. stir in taco seasoning, tomatoes, corn and water. Bring to biol. Pour into baking dish. Beat egg in small bowl. Stir in corn meal, milk, oil, until blended. Stir in cheese. Pour batter over ground beef.
Bake 30-35 minutes until browned.
Makes 6 servings.

I used the fancy shredded but I think the regular shredded would have been better. I think next time I am also going to add onions and maybe some green peppers. 

Hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

How to get scratches off of dishes and more.....

How to remove scratches from dishes....
 Homemade Febreeze....

Mattress Refresher....

Hard Water Stain Remover For The Toilet.....

Click The Link Below For All The Details.

Monday, April 28, 2014


Don't know what has happened but all pictures up to this point is gone. So sorry. All the links are still there.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Do you use Charmin. I found something better.

I just happened to be in the Dollar General Market and didn't want to drive across town so I picked up their brand of toilet paper. It is just as good as Charmin and this 9 roll package was only $4.50. They have the soft blue package too .
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