Tuesday, July 29, 2008

HOT deal for books (if it will work)

No promises here, but if you get this to go through, you will be loving life!

I just ordered 20 books and 1 cd I've been dreaming about (Legally Blonde: The Musical--- yes, I'm a dork) for $38 TOTAL!

Here's what you do:

Go to Borders (click here)

Shop in the items under $10 or wherever really but the best deal is for under $10.

Enter this code:BR41925
It is taking $5 off per book! So, if you get a $4 book, you make a dollar!
If you have it shipped to the store, free shipping!
Or, just order $25 worth of books (after the code) for free shipping to your house!

This is an AMAZING deal, so be prepared for the website to be slow and cranky. I worked on it for a few hours last night and finally got it to work this morning. Worth it for the darling books I got and my beloved cd.

People, Christmas and birthday shop now. This is how I manage to finish shopping by fall and stay under $500 total for my family of 5 for Christmas. You can do it, I promise!


Monday, July 28, 2008

This will cost you some money, but honestly, WORTH IT!

There are some things in this world that are worth paying some money to get. These headwraps are one of those things.

I was lucky enough to get one at the International Babywearing Conference in Chicago this past June and left the conference with about 6 of them because I was in love. I like to pull my hair back, but looking cute and ponytails can only work together so much. But, bandanas always pull on my hair and slip and fall.

These are perfection in fabric, Seriously! They stay on my head (and I have fine, slippery hair), they don't give me a headache and they are cute as all get out!

Sam even loves them and has stolen several!

Belle can wear them... they are well made and will last for years, which is a huge deal to me if I'm paying for them. Look at that, I just ordered 6 more! Woot!

Click here to order them

Now, the deets. I suggest buying 3 for 15. I also suggest getting the stretch cotton ones as I find them stickier (but if you don't have fine, slickery hair, go for the rayone!). If you want to see the prints, go to here bali stretch category of carriers and you can see the colors of the headwrap.

Seriously, worth owning. I love a deal, but I love quality more.

Also, Kristi who owns the business is a wonderful single mother who is running this business to provide for her kids and people, in this day and age, we need to support wonderwomen like her.

After you order, I hope I hear all about them!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Grocery Sale ALERT!

This Wednesday at Albertsons, boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.88/lb! That is a good deal right there!

More deals to come...

EASY RECIPE ALERT: Buttermilk Oatmeal Bread

This recipe was originally given to me by Dawn Green. I have since tinkered with it a bit and am pretty please with it right now.

4 cups of milk with a splash or two of lemon juice to buttermilk it up. Leave that off to the side
1 1/2 cups oatmeal flakes
1 cube o' butter, soft
9 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp yeast

3 cups bread flour OR if you want to be like me, 1 1/2 cups wheat flour, 1 1/2 cups bread flour

(NOW dump in the milk)

Mix that crap up.

Now add

2 cups bread flour


1 cup bread flour


1 cup bread flour

Mix for 7 minutes

Toss all of this into a greased bowl and let it rise for 1- 1 1/2 hours

grease up 3 bread pans, preheat the oven to 350 degrees

split into 3 loaves and let sit for 20ish minutes

Bake until golden brown (usually about 30 min)

Chow Down!

Total cost:

Milk (I get it on sale) $.75
Salt, Yeast, I also get on sale so $.25
Butter again on sale for $1 a 4 pack so $.25
Oatmeal I get in bulk for $15 for a 25lb bag so maybe $.10
Sugar and bread flour I get in 25lb bags also so $.60 for both
(not perfect math there, but you get the picture)

Total for 3 yummy loaves: $2.95

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Cheap Eats 7/23/2008 Shepherds Pie

This is a big favorite around here.

First off, how we save time and money for this:

I buy hamburger when it is on sale whenever possible, usually around $.99/lb Then I precook it all and freeze the cooked and drained meat in baggies. Takes an hour people, quit whining!

I buy cheese on sale at around $4 for 2lbs. I get a ton and shred it all with my kitchenaid, baggie and freeze also.

I buy Potato Pearls from the LDS cannery.

I blanche, cut and freeze my own corn whenever possible.

On to the recipe!

1/2 lb cooked hamburger
1 can or bag of corn off the cob
a few cups of mashed spuds (your call on how much, I do around 4 cups)
As much cheese as you like

In a smallish casserole dish mix the burger and corn. Cover it with the mashed potatos and sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake at 400 degrees until the cheese is super melty. Chow down!

This costs me $2 max to make for my family of 5 and if we aren't starved we have leftovers.

Comments, opinions, reviews or variations?