Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What to do with all these tomatoes??!??

My husband, Robby, has spent many long hours working his garden.  This week, we began to see the Harvest.  The picture above is today's harvest alone!  Each year, I spend hours canning and freezing tomatoes.  I starting thinking of a few different things that I could do with our tomatoes this year.  I decided that I am going to attempt to make Homemade Salsa. 
  Since I have never made Salsa, I have began looking for recipes.  I found one that sounds really good, nd thought that I would share the recipe with you.  I have posted it below.
   Please comment below if you have a better recipe (I would love to try them!)

Fresk Vegetable Salsa
what you need
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 medium red or green pepper
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 scallions
  • 1 small tomato
  • 1 carrot, peeled,
  • 1 small iceberg lettuce heart
  • 1 small wedge red or green cabbage
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 3 fresh sage leaves
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Low-fat Italian style salad dressing
make it
Wash and dry all the produce. In a small food chopper, process one vegetable at a time, until minced, but not finely minced. Place the vegetables in a large glass bowl and mix together.

Process the fresh herbs and add to the bowl. Mix together. Add enough Italian style dressing to moisten the salsa, but do not add an excessive amount (this can make the salsa soggy).

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill. Chill for at least two hours for the flavors to blend. (Stir at least twice during this time.)
This is great with tortilla chips, as a relish to accompany a meal, or on a submarine sandwich.

Try this in a triple-compartment serving dish: Fresh Vegetable Salsa, Homemade Guacamole, and warmed homemade Tomato Salsa! Sure to be a hit with your guests!

June is National Dairy Month!

June is ntional Dairy Month, so there is sure to be A LOT of dairy coupons out this month.  There will more than likely be quite  few in your Sunday papers this month, as well as online.  There are a few printable online dairy coupons avaiable already.  Here are th links:

$1.00 off half gallon of Silk- click here: http://www.coupons.com/alink.aspgo=13903xh2010&bid=16164196

Blue Bunny Ice cream coupons,click here:  https://www.bluebunny.com/iScreamTeam/Coupons/Coupons.aspx

Smart Balance coupons, click here:  http://www.smartbalance.com/coupons

I can't wait to see what other great dairy coupons pop up this month!

$1.00 off Jello Temptations


"Like"  Jello Temptations on Facebook, and print a $1 off coupon on any 1 pack of Jello Temptations coupon. 

I haven't tried these yet, but with this coupon, I will definately be putting a pack on this weeks grocery list!

Awesome Coupon for Dt. Coke!

Possible Free Diet Coke (16 or 20 oz.)
Follow the link below to print your coupon for $1.00 off 1 Diet coke (16 or 20 oz).

Reminder about online coupons!!!

Today is the last day to print this month's online coupons.  So, get to printing!!!  The sites will reset tomorrow with new coupons.  Here are a few of the sites that I print from most frequently:

Hopefully the new coupons that are posted tomorrow will bring some great deals in the coming month.  I'll keep you posted!  Happy Printing!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Helpful Household Tips... Uses for Baking Soda

A few "other" uses for Baking Soda...

Its something that almost everyone has laying around the house. Whether in the kitchen, the bathroom, the laundry room, or even in the garage, you'll be amazed at what baking soda can do.  Here are a few:

1.  A Baking Soda paste removes stains from plastic and rubber utensils.  Apply with a scouring pad or sponge.
2.  Clean encrusted grease and food on roasting pans by dampening with hot water and sprinkling it with Baking Soda.  Let it sit for an hour, and wash.
3.  To loosen baked-or dried on food in pans, gently boil water and Baking Soda in the pans.  When food is loosened, cool and wipe clean.
4.  Remove stains on laminated countertops with a baking soda paste.  Apply, let dry, then rub off and rinse.
5.  Stainless-steel sinks and other surfaces can be cleaned with a baking soda paste or by sprinkling baking soda directly onto a sponge or clean cloth and scrubbing the surface.
6.  Clean tile floora with 1/2 cup baking soda in a bucket of warm water.  mop & rinse clean.
7.  Dip a damp sponge in baking soda and rub coffee cup and teacup stains away.  Stubborn stains may also require a little salt.
8.  Baking soda and vinegar will foam your drain clean and help prevent clogs.  Use 1/2 cup baking soda, followed by 1 cup vinegar.  When foam subsides, rinse with hot water.
9.  Add 1/2 cup of baking soda (only 1/4 cup for front loading machines) with the usual amount of bleach to increase whitening power.  Your whites will be brighter!
10.  Adding 1 tsp.  baking soda to the other dry ingrediants in a chocolate cake will give the cake a darker color.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

No Coupons in this Sunday's Paper!

Hey Everyone! 
Just wanted to let everyone know that there will be no coupon inserts
in this Sunday's newspaper.  This often happens when there is a Holiday (Memorial Day).
I know, I know, its sad. 
But, be prepared, there is sure to be LOTS of good ones on June 5th!
(The first Sunday of the month is usually the best week for coupons!)
I'll post the Sunday Coupon Preview next Friday!

FREE NexCare Band-aids at Walmart!!!

nexcare comfort
Nexcare Band-aids are currently on sale for $1.00 at Wal-Mart!
Click on the link below and print a $1.00 off coupon for any Nexcare product.

I was able to get 7 boxes this morning!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

All of this at Rite Aid for $9.32!

Here is the shopping scenario for my Rite Aid Trip today.
(You need a Rite Aid Wellness+ Card for this to work)
Transaction #1:
Buy 4 Suave Body Washes (on sale 4/$10)... Receive $3 Up Rewards for next purchase
Buy 4 Degree Woman Deodarant (on sale 4/$10)... Receive $3 UP Rewards for next purchase
USE 2- Buy 1/Get 1 Free on Suave lotion or Bodywash (Sunday Paper 5/22)
USE 2- .75/1 on Degree Men or Womans Deodarant (Sunday Paper 5/22)
USE 2- Buy1/Get1 Free Degree Men or Woman's Deodarant (sunday Paper 5/22)
Final Price: $8.90
Receive $6.00 Up Rewards on your Receipt

Transaction #2:
Buy 4 Monster Energy Drinks (on sale 2/$3)   (A staple in my house) :)
Use $6 in UP Rewards from Transaction #1
Final Price: $.42

Making total for both transactions: $9.32
(And you won't have to buy deodarant or BodyWash for a LONG time!) :)
Good Luck!

Money Maker on Trident Gum at CVS

There is a great deal going on this week at CVS.  The coupon machine at the front
of the store is printing out $1.00/1 coupons for Trident Vitality Gum!  Simply swipe your CVS card
at the card machine to get your coupon.

Trident Vitality Gum (9-14 count) $.99
Use $1.00/1 Trident Vitality Gum (from CVS Coupon Machine)
Receive $.99 in CVS Extra Bucks
Final Frice:  $.99 Moneymaker!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Great Deal on Suave Hand Lotion at Walgreens!

Walgreens Deal:  4/$12.00
Use 2 B1G1 Free Suave Body Wash or Suave Lotion Coupon (from Sunday Paper 5/22)
Receive $4.00 register Rewards when you buy 4...
Making your total: 6.00 plus tax for 4 Lotions
Like getting 4 for $2.00 plus tax (after register Rewards)

Knorr Pasta/Rice Sides only $.75 each at Walmart!

These are wonderful to keep on hand for those quick fix meals! 

Knorr Pasta/Rice Sides $1.00 each at Walmart
use $.50/2 Any Knorr Rice or Pasta Sides Coupon (from 5/22 Sunday Paper)
Final Price:  $.75 each (when you buy 2)

Need a Creative and Exciting way to get the kids to do their chores in the summer?

Like most moms, I sometimes have a difficult time getting my kids to do their chores.  I came up with a fun and exciting way to get them to do them (without fuss).  I made each of my kids a "Chore List" for Monday through Saturday (we take Sunday's off).  Once all chores on their list is completed, they get to go to the "Summer Fun" jar and pull out a card.  On each card, i have written a fun activity that they get to do that day.  Some of them read:

"Play in the sprinkler"
"Make puppets out of paper bags"
"Make birdfeeders out of Pine Cones, Peanut Butter, and Birdseed"
"Go to the movies"
"Make a pallet in the livingroom floor and watch a movie of your choice"
"Go to the playground'
"Have a picnic"

You could put just about anything on them!  Have fun with it!  The kids will get those chores done in a hurry!  :)
Instructions for the Jar:
Get a plastic container (about $2.00 at Walmart) and pull out those scrapbooking stickers and supplies...  Decorate it any way you want!

BarS Franks only $.33 each at Walmart

BarS Franks only $.33 each at Walmart (stockup price!)
I would definately consider this a stock-up price!!!  My kids LOVE these!

BarS Franks $.88 each at Walmart
use $1.00/2 any packages of BarS franks or Bologna (from 5/22 paper)
Final Price:  $.33 each (when you buy 2)

Johnson & Johnson First aid Kits on $.49 at Walmart

Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kits only $.49 at Walmart and Target.

These are absolutely wonderful to keep in your glove compartment or your purse.  They come in so handy with all those "Boo-Boos" that the kids get.  You can't beat this price!

Johnson & Johnson First Aid to Go   $.97 at Walmart and Target
Use $1.00/2 on any J&J Redcross product (from Sunday Paper 5/15)
Final Price:  .49 cents each (when you buy 2)

The Beginning...

Well, this is it...  My very first blog post.  Over the past few months, people have been telling me that I needed to start my own blog.  So, I did.
I have developed quite a hobby over the past few months...  Couponing.  I have learned that there is absolutely no reason to pay full price for anything.  Not only have I saved my family money, but I have developed quite an extensive little stockpile, by which I am able to bless others.  As I mentioned, I have only been at this coupon thing for a few months, but I have learned so much in a short time.  On my blog, I plan to share these things with you.  I will be posting "Tips and tricks" frequently, as well as the breakdowns for deals I have gotten.  I hope you enjoy!  :)

As some of you may know, I am a busy stay at home mom.  As well as my "Mommy Duties", I am wife to my wonderful husband, who is Pastor of FBC Lyman, here in Gulfport, Ms.  With my two kids, they need things to keep them occupied, exspecially during these Summer months.  I will frequently be posting ideas for kids activities and crafts. 

I will be posting the first of my coupon deals I have found, soon...  So, stay tuned!