Monday, March 26, 2012

YaySave Deal

If you’re looking for a great deal this week, check out YaySave is offering their whole Lamaze bath care line of products for up 45% cheaper than all main retail stores like, Target, Amazon & Lamaze is world renowned for their manufacturing of top of line shampoos, lotions, and creams. Do yourself a favor, and give your beauty all that it’s worth with these great products!
YaySave! The most effective way to get your household essentials.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Superpoints Network

"The Superpoints Network is a collection of sites where you can win and earn Superpoint that can be redeemed for great rewards."  I use Superpoints as a way to earn free gift cards to help ease the burden of holiday shopping!  There are a few ways you can earn Superpoints, you can click the SuperLucky Button (how many clicks you get is based off of how many friends you refer, the more friends, the more clicks!), you can watch videos, take surveys, and check your email everyday for SuperLucky mail!  It's so simple and the points can add up very quickly!  With Superpoints, the more friends you have, the more likely you are to earn big points!
To sign up, visit:

Superpoints is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and Truste.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Storing and Preserving Garlic

I love the taste of garlic!  But I hate when it goes bad before I use a whole head!  This tends to happen with a lot of fresh foods we buy.  Canning is a great way to preserve fresh produce, but unless you plan on jarring up a big ol' jar of garlic gloves, it just isn't an option.  I have two methods I use to preserve my garlic, drying (dehydrating) and freezing.  I don't have a dehydrator (though I wish I did), so I use the oven method.  Now, when using your oven, you've gotta watch the garlic, you don't want to overdo it.  First, set your oven on the lowest setting possible.  Then you slice your garlic into thin slices, the thinner the better.  Lay your garlic flat on a baking sheet (no oil or no stick spray).  If your oven is too high, you'll roast the garlic, and we don't want that.  So when you put it in, keep the oven door cracked to allow any moisture to escape.  Once your garlic is dry, you can store it for a 2-3 months in a tightly sealed container.  You can toss these slices into dishes as is, or you can grind them up into a fine powder (homemade garlic powder!).

I like to freeze a lot of veggies into pre-cut portions that I can just toss into my skillet or pot. When it comes to garlic, there are a few ways I like to freeze it.  One way is to chop your garlic up fine, mix with a little salt and pepper (and maybe some parsley), turn it into a past, then freeze into cubes.  Once the cubes freeze, you can store them in a Ziploc bag in the freezer.  Also, if you're like me and like to keep sliced and diced onions in the freezer, you can add some minced garlic to the onions before you freeze. 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Swagbucks Sign-up Special

Swagbucks is at it again!  They have given me a special code to share! Anyone who signs up using the link below can use code MARCHSWAG and receive an extra 70 Swagbucks in addition to the 30 you get for signing up!  Great way to start earning quick!  Redeem your Swagbucks for great prizes like electronics, music, trading cards, household items, beauty products, gift cards and more!
I use my Swagbucks to get FREE gift cards which I save up and use for Christmas!

To sign up, visit:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

DIY: Chore Chart

I've seen instructions for DIY chore charts made with old picture frames and vinyl letters. Now,I do not have a fancy die cut machine nor do I work with vinyl.  But yet, I wanted something I could display our household's daily chores without making a huge chalk mess (from the chalkboard in the kitchen).

First:  Choose your paper.  I used an 8x10 frame I had hidden in my closet.  Make sure you don't choose anything with glitter or a super busy background.  You will be printing directly onto the paper and glitter doesn't mix well with printers!  Also, you want your words to be legible, so anything super busy could make it harder to read.

Second: Choose your frame.  I had this 8x10 black frame in my closet.  This works out well since I have a lot of black accents in my kitchen!

Third: Create your chart.  I chose items that had to be done everyday.  Also, keep it big, bold and black.  Again, you want it to stand out on your background.

Fourth: Print and frame!  It's as simple as that!  Do make sure you insert your paper in the correct way since the design is on one side (for most papers).

Here is my chore list hanging in my kitchen!  You can use a small tipped dry erase marker to put a check nest to items that get finished that day!  This is a super simple project that will not only help you stay organized and on top of chores, but it add a bit of color to a blank space!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

$7 Worth of Crest Coupons from Vocal Point!

The New Pro-Health Clinical products from Crest® and Oral-B® not only significantly reduce plaque, they actually help keep plaque from coming back so you can help maintain the clean you get at the dentist’s office.

To recieve $7 worth of Crest coupons fromVocal Point, you need to be a member. 
To sign up, visit

Monday, March 19, 2012

March Swagness

Something exciting has come to Swagbucks!

March Swagness has come to Swagbucks - it's all about you earning bonus Swag Bucks while doing all of the things you’re already doing on Swagbucks. Every day thy’ll give you an earning goal, which you’ll find on their homepage. As you earn Swag Bucks throughout the day, that meter will fill up and when it’s full, you’ll have earned your bonus for the day. The bonus will always be 10% of that day’s goal. 

Here's what the meter will look like:
Be sure to check in everyday, as the earning goal for any given day could be higher or lower than the day before. Your total bonus amount will continue to accumulate each day, and your bonus amount will be applied at by April 5th – this special promotion runs through April 2nd. If you hit the earning goal every single day of March Swagness, your bonus amount will be doubled!

EVERYTHING you earn on Swagbucks counts towards March Swagness – including (but limited to) Search,SurveysTasks, Swag Codes, Special OffersReferral Bucks, Winning TTPTP, Hashtag and Comment hookups – if you earn it from us, it counts towards the day it was earned!

Get your March Swagness on starting tomorrow, when the goal will be 50 Swag Bucks

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


My husband's job is to make the money, and my save it.  Living on a single income means we need to get creative, and explore our options.  We have upgraded some of our credit cards to have rewards so we can get cash back, I enter giveaways, sign up for freebies, clip coupons, and get samples galore!

A little less than a year ago...I was introduced to a site called Swagbucks.  Most of my readers probably already enjoy the benefits of being a Swag member.  But for those of you who don't let me explain what it is. 
Swagbucks is a rewards site.  It's FREE to sign up, and FREE to use.  This is probably the most simple ways to earn free stuff!  I set Swagbucks as my home page.  I use their search engine as opposed to other popular options (Google,Yahoo, Bing, etc...).  I randomly earn Swagbucks that I can save and redeem for prizes such as gift cards, electronics, magazine subscriptions, baby gear, beauty products, and much....MUCH more!  To earn more Swagbucks, you can take part in the daily pool or complete surveys.  Also, every hour a 1000 Swagbucks winner is chosen. 

The best part...when you sign up, get your friends to sign up to.  Because when they earn, you earn (which makes it a little easier for you to get the prizes you want!)

Search & Win

Sign up today!