Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I cut off the pink ribbon and added a black ribbon to the back for a tail (although you can't see it). I even sewed (by hand) lace to the leg openings to make bloomers (which you can't see, so I wouldn't bother with it). Viola! I had a Minnie Mouse costume! I put a black shirt underneath, she wore her white gloves that came with it. She later asked me where the three black lines were. It took me a while to figure it out, but then realized that all Disney characters have three lines on the back of their gloves. To do her hair, I put her hair in pig tails and then pulled it through half way. She had a ton of hair then, so I just pinned the extra to the back of her head. I stood up the "buns" with pins and fanned it out to make ears. Then I sprayed the front part of her hair black. I also sprayed glitter on top. You need some kind of glitter for girls on Halloween, right? Then I pinned the bow (which came with the costume too) to the top of her head. Then I tied the laces from her tap shoes to her shoes.
We went trick or treating on a hayride and someone else who was not with us who was passing by on a different hayride saw her and noticed she looked like Minnie Mouse! I was very proud of myself!
**Updated 10/26/09-I just tried this on my five year old and it still fits! It's a little snug, but she can still wear it. She was fitted for this costume almost two years ago! So I'm so surprised! If you have it still pull it out and try it on your little girl!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Thanks to April from April's Savings!
Here's what I got in mine the last time I got this:
- Siffer Sweeper Vac Starter Kit $5/1
- Buy Swiffer Starter Kit, Get a Free refill
- Swiffer Dusters starter kit or refill $1/1
- Swiffer Dust & Shine furniture spray $1/1
- Buy a WetJet starter kit, get a Free Refill
- Febreze Air Effects $0.50/1
- Febreze Candle $1/1
- Febreze Fabric Refresher $0.50/1
- Febreze Flameless Luminary Starter Kit $3/1
- Febreze Scented Reed Diffuser or Febreze Home Collection Soy Candle $1/1
- Febreze Noticeables Starter Kit, Dual Refill Pack or Singles Refill $1/1
- Dawn Direct Foam Pump $1.50/1
- Dawn Direct Foam Refill $2/1
- Dawn Hand Renewal $1/1
- Cascade Pure Essentials ActionPacs or Gel $1/1
- Dawn Pure Essentials $0.50/1
- Cascade ActionPacs or Gel $1/1
- Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs $0.50/1
- Cascade Rinse Aid $0.50/1
- Mr. Clean Multi-Surfaces Spray $0.75/1
- Mr. Clean Multi-Surfaces Liquid $0.75/1
- Mr. Clean Magic Eraser $0.75/1
Phase 1 (Oct. 20 – Oct. 28): Minimum 100,000 $15 Gift Codes
Phase 2 (Oct. 29 – Nov. 5): Minimum 100,000 $15 Gift Codes
Phase 3 (Nov. 6 – Nov. 13): Minimum 100,000 $15 Gift Codes
Friday, October 16, 2009
Laura, I will send you an email and Loree, I'll send you a message on facebook to notify you, but you need to respond within 24 hours to recieve your coupon.
- Leave a comment answering this question: Where is your man going to take you, wearing the Going Out Shirt (item of the week)? Or for the men: Where will you take your lady when wearing the Going Out Shirt? and/or...
- Blog about the giveaway. and/or...
- Post it on Facebook. and/or...
- Post it on Twitter. and/or...
- Put my header on your blog with the link. (Although I don't officially have a button, you can copy and paste my header and link it to my blog. I'm working on getting an official one. Can't figure it out.)
Up to 5 entries!
Sorry Lisa! No. You do not have to do every method. Each one of these is a seperate entry. When you do it, just post another comment letting me know you did it. So you can get up to 5 entries! (changed it so other wouldn't get confused too, Thanks!)
Make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry! Leave your email user name in the comment. I'll get the rest later.
Giveaway ends October 16th at 9PM Central time! Winners will have 24 hours to email me the rest of the email address, or the coupon will be given back to someone else. I will try to figure out a way to contact you personally. I will post around 9:30PM Central time tonight!
Please be patient with me. This is my first giveaway and I'm trying to figure out the best way of doing this since blogger won't let you post email addresses without the whole world seeing it. If you are comfortable leaving your entire email address you can. I will still contact you before I send you the coupon and you will still have 24 hours to respond.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. elbow noodles (about 4 cups)
V8 Vegetable Juice (the big bottle or the big can will work. The can is a lot cheaper than the bottle, but when I can find the bottle really cheap I buy the low sodium)
1 can stewed tomatoes (optional)
Check out M80 for the item of the week and what high value coupons are being hid this week.
For those of you who don't know about Old Navy Weekly, Old Navy updates this site every week with amazing coupons like $75 off $100 and $50 off $100. The coupons are hidden. You'll have to do things like click on the flying bird in the background or take the chapstick out of one modelquin's hand and put it on the other's lips. Best thing to do is practice on the old site, so when it updates you kind of have an idea on what to do.
No one ever knows when it's going to update. Typically it's been on Thursdays, but it's been on Frida before too. It's updated at 4pm on Thursday, but it has also updated 4AM on Friday! Just keep hitting that refresh button or F5!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I know someone who was able to buy a brand new laptop through Amazon by buying Amazon gift cards! There are other ways to earn SwagBucks, like through swagcodes. You find swagcodes through reading blogs, the downloadable toolbar, or through newsletters.
Find out for yourself here.
I'll try my best to post where you can find swagcodes. I've been kind of slacking in that department lately. I can't post the swagcodes. If I do my account will be deactivated. But I can lead you into the right direction and give you clues.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Here's the recipe:
1 cup water
1 cup ammonia
1 cup dish soap (my mom suggested Dawn "it gets the grease out." If you use the concentrated kind you can use half a cup)
Originally posted on my personal blog May 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Produce in Season:
Almonds ~ Peak
Apples ~ Peak
Artichokes ~ Peak
Arugula ~ New
Basil ~ Waning
Beans, Fresh Shelling ~ Waning
Beans, Green ~ Waning
Beet Greens ~ New
Beets ~ New
Broccoli ~ New
Brussel Sprouts ~ New
Cabbages ~ New
Cardoon ~ Peak
Chard ~ New
Chestnuts ~ Peak
Cranberries ~ New
Daikon ~ New
Eggplant ~ Waning
Escarole ~ New
Fuerte Avocados ~ New
Fuyu (Firm) Persimmons
Garlic ~ Waning
Haas Avocado ~ Waning
Hachiya (soft) Persimmon
Kumquat ~ New
Lemons ~ New
Lettuce ~ New
Orange, Valencia ~ Waning
Parsley ~ New
Pears, Bosc ~ New
Pears, Comice ~ New
Peppers, Hot ~ Waning
Peppers, Sweet ~ Waning
Pistachios ~ Peak
Pomegranate ~ Peak
Potatoes, Sweet ~ New
Pumpkin ~ Peak
Quince ~ Peak
Radish ~ New
Raspberries ~ Waning
Rutabaga ~ New
Spinach ~ New
Squash, Winter ~ Peak
Tomato ~ Waning
Turnips ~ New
Walnut ~ New
Yams ~ New
Zutano Avocado ~ New
Baking season begins
Baking chocolate chips
Pet products, food
Car care products
"last year" flavors of holiday foods-time to clear the shelves fro new products and packaging....
National Children's Day
World Food Day/UN and UNICEF
Other Promotions this month:
Adopt a Shelter-Dog Month
Fire Prevention Week
Pledge Across America/Reading/School Celebration
National Animal Safety and Protection Month
National Apple Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Chili Month
National Cookie Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Dessert Month
National Pizza Month
National Pretzel Month
National Seafood Month