Thursday, December 23, 2010

Crap my B.R.A.T. Says


So Lil'Bit heard a "snap" and looked out her window to see that the rat-trap had caught a rat… Not understanding what really happened she came in my room and said "Mommy, its cold outside, a rat froze while driving his wood boat" [I was just glad she didn’t understand what a rat-trap really was] 
THEN hours later, while trying to get Lil'Bit to clean her room, my mom says: "You better clean your room, when I went out to the car I saw an elf run behind the bushes, you know they’ve been watchin you through the window… I bet the elf was mad that you didn’t clean your room and took his anger out on the rat this morning" OMG, instant tears… I had to go check Lil'Bit's room, under the bed, behind the dresser and all, while she cried "Mommy, I don’t want an elf to make me go drive a boat in the rain, I’ll freeze like the rat!" …Poor thing, now I’m doing elf patrols outside. :-/ Yeah, thanks a lot Grandma.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The U.S. Army Considers Making iPhones Standard Issue

Had anyone seen this? The Army is considering making iPhones (and Android phones) standard issue for soldiers... And to top it off they want to pay their monthly bill. I don't know about you, but this use of government funding just doesn't really sit right with me... Especially considering they just froze all federal civilian salary increases for the next two years.

The U.S. Army Considers Making iPhones Standard Issue
Chris Gayomali   |   December 16, 2010   |   Time.com

The U.S. army is considering a proposal to arm its soldiers with a new weapon for the 21st century battlefield: smartphones.

The Army Times is reporting that early next year, iPhones, Androids and even Blackberries could potentially become standard issue next to fatigues, tactical knives and M4 rifles.
The idea behind the proposal – part of a program dubbed Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications (CSDA) – is to grant soldiers instant access to to up-to-date information and intel while shedding a few burdensome pounds from their field bags.
The report states:
"In February, the Army plans to begin fielding phones, network equipment and applications to the first Army brigade to be modernized under the brigade combat team modernization program. That test will not be limited to smart phones but will include any electronic devices that may be useful to troops."
While the plan is still a long ways from actually being implemented – with testing and securing a data network at the forefront of priorities – the idea of widely outfitting troops with smartphones seems a bit overdue, especially when you consider how many civilian offices distribute smartphones to their employees for work purposes.
The announcement comes at a controversial time for information sharing in military circles, during a week when the U.S. army also issued a ban preventing its soldiers from viewing websites like WikiLeaks while serving.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Gaggle of Chicks: Playhouse ONLY $5 Shipped

Gaggle of Chicks, yet another daily deal site, is offering up a very sweet deal! Currently, you can snag a Box Creations playhouse for ONLY $15 + FREE Shipping ($39.99 value)! Even sweeter, if you’re new to Gaggle of Chicks, you can score a playhouse for only $5 shipped because you will have earned a $10 credit upon sign up! This is one *HOT* Deal – Snatch it up while you can! I did!!!

You’ll even get to choose from these playhouses:

Princess Carriage
Medieval Castle
Pirate Ship
Country Cottage Playhouse
Space Shuttle

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Military Post Secrets

I've had this PostSecret on my computer FOREVER cuz just reading it makes my day... I'm sure a lot of you out there won't find it nearly as amusing as those of us who have been through bootcamp...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

More Arlington woes

Seriously, what the heck is going on at Arlington? Does anyone know if it's the Army who preforms the actual burial or just the ceremonial stuff?

More Arlington woes: 8 remains found in 1 grave
The Associated Press     Sunday Dec 5, 2010 9:02:16 EST

WASHINGTON — The Army has launched a criminal investigation after Arlington National Cemetery officials found eight sets of cremated remains buried in a single grave with a headstone marked “unknown.”

Cemetery spokeswoman Kaitlin Horst said officials learned of the problem in October and that investigators have now identified three of the sets of remains.

One set could not be identified and was reburied, and investigators are still working to identify the others.

The probe comes on top of a report earlier this year that found more than 200 graves had been mismarked on cemetery maps. Christopher Grey, a spokesman for the army Criminal Investigation Command, said that while those previous problems might have been human error, the placement of eight urns in one grave was unlikely to be by mistake.

National Consumer Panel

Remember the Nielsen National Consumer Panel opportunities that I have mentioned in the past?! Well, check out this email from reader, Darla, to see how she just snagged $30 in FREE cash courtesy of Nielsen…

I got a pack in the mail the other day with 2 $1 bills in it and a quick survey. I thought, “Why not…You just bought me coffee.” So I took the 3 minutes to tell them what I like to watch on tv. A month later, which was yesterday, I got a much larger package from them, with $30 cash inside! They asked me to fill out 2 weekly books of what we watch… which is 90% PBS anyway, as we don’t have cable! I don’t mind doing this, and that certainly was a nice, unexpected $30 to spend on my family today. I plan to keep doing this. Who knows what they will send me next time?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Free Johnson & Johnson Travel First Aid kits

Go here to print a coupon valid for $1 off any one Johnson & Johnson RED CROSS Brand Product (No Size Exclusions). Walmart, Target and various other stores sell the Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Travel Size First Aid To Go kits for around $0.99, so FREE after the coupon!

Fun Cheesecake Bites



Ingredients
  • 36 (2-inch) foil baking cups 
  • 36 vanilla wafers 
  • 1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) Semi-Sweet & White Morsels, divided  
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, at room temperature 
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Place 36 baking cups on baking sheet(s) with sides. Place one vanilla wafer, flat-side down, on bottom of each cup. Place 5 to 6 morsels on top of each wafer. 
  • Beat cream cheese, sugar, and flour in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat well. Spoon heaping tablespoon of cream cheese mixture into each baking cup. 
  • Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until just set and not browned. Remove from oven to wire rack. While still warm, top cheesecakes with remaining morsels. Morsels will soften but will retain shape. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate.

Friday, December 3, 2010

30% off Entire CVS Purchase!

Beginning tomorrow, Saurday December 4th, through Sunday, December 5th, you can snag 30% off your entire purchase in-store or online (excludes iPad, Lookbook, and Netbook). CVS has not yet released any further details at this point; head over here for information about this sweet promotion.

Seriously The Best Hanukkah Song EVER!

Regal Cinemas printable coupons

There are 2 new Regal Cinemas printable coupons that are valid through 12/5/10:
  • Small popcorn for $1.00 HERE
  • Small soft drink for $1.00 HERE

Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop

As I posted last month, Santa's Wonderland is happening down at Bass Pro Shop. We visit Bass Pro Shop every year for FREE crafts, FREE Photos with Santa, and FREE Santa Bands. Seriously, the pictures we receive at Bass Pro Shop are WAY better then any photo we've received from a shopping mall. See below for event times, check local stores for further details.

December 4th 
  • (Noon-5pm)  Snowman Suncatcher
  • (10-8pm)  FREE Photo with Santa 
December 5th 
  • (Noon-5pm)  Snowman Suncatcher
  • (Noon-5pm)  FREE Photo with Santa  

Free Tide Stain Release Spray!

Woo Hoo! Tide will be giving away FREE Tide Stain Release Pre-Treat Spray TODAY at Noon EST (9am PST). Just head over to the Tide Facebook page and be one of the 1st 5000 people to request this free product.

If you are not quite fast enough, Tide plans to offer thousands of free products over the next several weeks so you may still be in luck!

UPDATE: By 12:03 EST (9:03 PST) they had hit their 5000 mark and were out. I got one, but my mom (sitting right in front of me) is a slow typer and she missed out.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Boss Makes Women on Their Period Wear Red Bracelets

women restroomPosted by Kim Conte at The Stir

A boss in Norway is requiring menstruating femaleswear red bracelets so that it's clear to everyone in the office that they are having their period. The thinking -- if it can be called that -- behind this new policy is to help monitor bathroom breaks; the bracelets signal why these women are using the restroom more often.


Now those are some superior micro-management skills! The only thing better would be if he was to fasten a scarlet "P" to the cursed women's chests.

Can I tell you what I would do if forced to take part in such a sexist and humiliating tagging system?

Honestly, I'd be concerned that a red bracelet wasn't a significant enough reminder that I was on the rag. Therefore, in an effort to be entirely obvious about my condition in the workplace, I would employ the following tactics in an effort to convince this boneheaded boss that it really was that time of the month: I would eat lots of chocolate. I would bring my heating pad to work. I would fill my cubicle with tampons and Midol. I would even clutch my lower abdomen screaming, "Owwwwwww. Menstrual cramps are the worst!"

It sounds dramatic, I know, but I wouldn't want anyone to be confused about what was going on down there.

In fact, in the spirit of transparency, I would insist that all of my co-workers -- men and women -- be forced to reveal intimate details about their bodies, lives, and washroom habits through this color-coded bracelet system. For example, pink or blue bracelets (depending on the sex of her baby) would signal that a woman was pregnant. Green means someone came to work hungover. And, of course, brown would be for people who have to ... you know.

What do you think about this red bracelet policy?
 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Crap my B.R.A.T. Says (Happy Hanukkah)

My 4yr old: "Mommy, I need a menorah for my room"
Me: "You're not Jewish"
My 4yr old: "How do I get Jewish? I want a menorah"
Me: "I'll look into it, go clean your room"

She walked away singing: "Hanukkah, Hanukkah, Festival of Lights..."

Christmas care package from Scion

If you are Active Duty Military or in the Reserves, head on over here to check out this awesome offer from Scion. For a limited time, Scion is offering up all stateside U.S. military and all military stationed overseas a FREE Scion Holiday Gift Package.
This care package includes some leisure items such as CDs and a deck of cards – and some functional items such as a pre-paid internet card with an hour’s worth of internet access; however, there may be some variation in the mix of items that they place in each of the care packages. To order a package, head over here to register; keep in mind that there is a limit of one care package per person.
I ordered my husband a care package through Scion last Christmas and it was pretty awesome... He's real excited to receive this years.

Be sure to register soon as this offer will only remain active while supplies last.

Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

This is a recipe I found on Land-O-Lakes website and it was just way too amazing not to share! Plus, it's a great way to kick off the holiday season.

Cookie
3/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled slightly
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup mini real semi-sweet chocolate chips

Frosting
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 drop green food color

Drizzle
1/2 cup mini real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vegetable shortening

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Peanutbutter Fudge


Ingredients
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter 
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 3 cups powdered sugar 
  • 1/2 cup Raw Peanuts, toasted and coarsely chopped 
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions 
  • Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with butter. Line pan with parchment paper allowing extra to overlap sides. Place peanut butter and butter in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes until mixture begins to bubble. Stir peanut butter mixture. Microwave on HIGH 1 1/2 minutes. (Take precaution as mixture may bubble up sides.) 
  • Stir in vanilla extract. Add powdered sugar, stir until thickened and well blended. Spread mixture evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle toasted peanuts over top; gently press into surface. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until set. 
  • Use edges of parchment paper to lift fudge from pan. Cut into squares. Place chocolate in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes; stir every 30 seconds until melted. Transfer to small plastic re-sealable bag; secure top. Snip tip from one end of bag. Gently squeeze bag; drizzle chocolate over top. Allow chocolate to set; serve.

Friday, November 26, 2010

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Black Friday

Since today is BLACK FRIDAY and lots of people will not only be hitting the malls, but shoping online as well... I wanted to

This is not a scam... Or some general forward, or something I'm paid to post... I was introdused to Ebates about 4 years ago by my mom, and have been an adid Ebates user since.

Ebates.com is a shopping site that gives you up to 26% Cash Back every time you shop online. You can shop at over 1000 stores including eBay, JCPenney, Macy's, Nordstrom, Overstock.com, Walmart, Kohl's and Home Depot. Plus you get additional savings with exclusive coupons,
free shipping offers, and limited-time sales!

When you sign up with Ebates using this Wife Mom Blogger Link, Ebates.com will give us EACH a $5 bonus when you make your first purchase!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Black Friday deals on base!

I don't usually bother with the MCX or AAFES on black Friday... In the past, AAFES online has run pretty good Cyber Monday deals (I got a $500 Bowflex for $200 a couple years ago, with free shipping)... None the less, for those who may want to go check out the exchanges on Friday I have posted their black Friday add below... Let us know the good deals you get.



As far as Marine Corps Exchanges go, I couldn't find a universial add, they seem to do it by instalation:  Camp Pendleton MCX  and  Miramar MCX  I couldn't find any of the other MCX adds, if you happen to have the website, fell free to post it below.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Music These Days

Did anyone watch the American Music Awards... I tried to... 'Try' being the key word. I don't know if it's my age or what, but I'm starting to understand how my mom felt when I made her listen to The Offspring, Bush and Green Day as she drive me to school, she used to say "How can you listen to this shit, all they do is scream" ...Well that's how I felt tonight. HaHa. You gotta understand I only listen to country... Well, and weird British attests or small town bands that no one's heard of... I didn't know who half these presenters were :-/

But really, is the music supposed to sound like this or were these people just having an off night? Puff Daddy, or P.Diddy, Or "Big Dirty Diddy"or "Diddy Dirty Money"? I have no idea what he's going by these days... But his 40 year old ass with his lower grill was tryin to fit in with the kids these days and still hasn't taken dancing lessons... ::shrugs:: I have no idea how he made it on this show, and we'll leave it at that... I few questions I had to ask myself throughout the show Is Miley Cyrus trying to sing country? I couldn't tell but I think I liked her better as Hannah Montana. Is Rinnah and the Black Eye Peas supposed to sound like that? Did Katy Perry use Fergie's microphone or is this how she usually sounds without a lot of background music. I don't get why people have been makin fun of this this Justen Bieber kid, he's pretty good and actually has a really good voice, getter then Miley anyway. Seriously people, the quality of music had drastically gone down... 


Oh but Holy Hell, did you see The New Kids on the Block & The Back Street Boys?!? Amazing

The only thing that coulda made it better was if they got N'Sync to preform with them.

Friday, November 19, 2010

HerbaShine Holiday Giveaway!

Get your FREE Box of Garnier HerbaShine Hair Color!

I have no idea how many they are giving away. I got mine!


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Thursday, November 18, 2010

CVS Deals

I'm really starting to get into CVS deals... Between the coupon stacking and their Extra Care Bucks, you can really get some amazing deals
 
Oral-B Vitality Floss Action Toothbrush or Replacement Head
Get $10 Extra Care Bucks
$10/1 Select Oral-B Coupon, exp. 12-31 (RP 11/14/10 #2)
Final Price: FREE!

Buy (6) Jars of Skippy Peanut Butter – $1.67 ea
Get $3
Extra Care Bucks
Use (3) $0.75/2 Skippy Peanut Butter Product, exp. 12-12-10 (RP 11/14/10)
Final Price: $0.80 ea
Mentos Gum
Sale Price: $0.99
use $1/1 Mentos Gum, exp. 11-30-10 (SS 10/03/10)
Final Cost: FREE!
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Fiber One Chewy Bars – $3.99 (Limit 1)
Get $3 Extra Care Bucks

$0.50/1 Fiber One Chewy Bars printable

Final Price: $0.49 

Charging vets for war injuries?

It absolutely disgusts me that Obama has more respect for illegal aliens then he does for our own military.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Blog Wars

I received an email from a reader over the weekend... Well, I don't think it takes much introduction, just a lot of reading... And you can "enjoy" the drama that ensued with a fellow military blogger.

Dear Wife Mom Blogger,
I've been an avid reader of your blog for over a year and noticed you post reader emails every once in a while. As a Navy wife of only 2 years and I like to keep updated with other Navy wife blogs, for info and support... One of which is a blog called The Young Retiree (http://homewifey.blogspot.com). At first I thought this girl sounded cool, she was a new Navy Wife, married about a year after me. But as the months went by she seemed to develop the stereotypical "officers wife
superiority complex. Being an enlisted wife myself, I don't make a habit of informing everyone under the sun that my husband's enlisted. I don't get what it is with higher ranking enlisted wives (E-7 and above) and officers wives where they think rank applies to them too. And organizations like the FRG just encourage the women to wear their husband's rank on their sleeves by putting the higher ranking wives "in charge" of the lower ranking wives. My question to you is why? Looking at this wife, she started out normal, but is buying into the whole "I'm an officers wife so I'm better then everyone else" thing. In her October post "She Called Herself a What?" she talks about the "plight of the O wife" and how it's getting harder and harder to socialize with enlisted wives... Can you please explain this to me, because I don't understand the reasoning behind this. This girl just turned 26 and has been "an officers wife" for less then a year and according to her blog has only attended a couple FRG meeting and didn't join the NOSC till September/October... So what makes her think she can sit there and tell people, some of who have been service members or military spouses MUCH longer then her, and those who are older then her how they should act or what they should or shouldn't wear to command functions when I'm sure she's only been to a few herself.

Hope to hear back from you soon.  XXXXX

A simple guide to Commissary Courtesies

This is a post of mine from 3 or so year ago... But after a hideous trip to March air force base's commissary I found a need to re-post it...

A simple guide to Commissary Courtesies

1. When moving through the store, use the basic rules of traffic that good drivers use. Stay on the right side of the aisle. Pass on the left. Stop and look at intersections. If you are shopping with other people, you should either walk single file or spread out in the store. Three or more people walking abreast always seem to be the slowest moving individuals.

2. When not in motion, keep carts and humans together. If you are looking at an item, have your cart right next to you and up against the shelves so that other shoppers do not need to squeeze between your body and your diagonally parked cart.

3. Visit with your friends somewhere else. Yes I realize you haven't seen your husband's Msgt's wife since the last Ball, but the small aisles of the commissary are NOT the place to catch up.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Brownie Peanut Butter Cups


3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon water
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup peanut butter chips plus about 1/3 cup more for garnishing
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips plus about 1/3 cup more for garnishing
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Free Razor for Women in the military

venus
This was just post on the Gillette Venus Facebook page,
Email us the name and address of a couragous woman you know serving in the military and we’ll send them a FREE Venus Embrace razor. Please send the info to venus.im@pg.com and let us know who you want it to be from. We’ll let them know we appreciate everything they do for us!
Click here to read the post on their wall.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

$15 Kitchen set from Walmart! What a deal!

 
I know for those of you with little ones, you either already have a little kitchen set or it’s on your list.  Right now there is is adorable My Very Own Kitchen set for only $15 with FREE shipping to your local Walmart.  Just a reference point, this same kitchen is selling on Amazon for $50!

MilitaryHandbag.com

Check out these beautifully crafted handbags by April at MilitaryHandbag.com. These cute bags are a constant reminder of those who have served, are actively serving or are sacrificing their lives for our country. It's not just purses either. MilitaryHandbag.com makes diaper bags, wallets, make-up bags and just in time for Christmas, they have uber cute stockings!
Check them out of facebook at:

Golden Corral's Military Appreciation Monday

November 15, 2010 will mark the 10th anniversary of Golden Corral's Military Appreciation Monday dinner.

The free dinner meal is a special "thank you tribute" to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently active duty, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to the Golden Corral's Military Appreciation Monday dinner.

To locate a Golden Corral near you, visit
www.goldencorral.com/locator.

Based on my past experience, you should plan on showing up early, especially if you live in a military town because the lines will be long!!!

Look who FINALLY got Facebook!

That's right... US!!!  If you've got Facebook, seriously "Like" us... Cuz we look like big loosers right now with no friends )-:

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Almond Coconut Flan

Ok first I have to say that I am absolutely addicted to flan... Like regular Mexican carmel flan... But that's only because I had never had any other kind of flan... Well that was until today. OH MY GOSH, this is seriously amazing... Like serious coconuty-almondy-flany goodness...

INGREDIENTS

* ½ cup SPLENDA® Sugar Blend
* 2 tablespoons water
* 1 (13.5 ounce) can coconut milk

* 1½ cups skim milk

* 3 large eggs
* 3 egg yolks
* ⅓ cup SPLENDA® Sugar Blend

* ½ teaspoon almond extract
* ¾ cup flaked coconut
* ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted

To my russian followers

Holy cow, I just finished translating 3 readers letters from Russian to English using translation2.paralink.com ...Which only lets you translate 500 words at a time... It took me forever... But holy cow... Have Russian "followers" one even called me a Hero! HaHa. Now I feel bad cuz it took me so long to translate the letters, I don't really have time to reply... So here's a shout out to you three...

Вы женщины являетесь удивительными!

$20 FREE Credit! There are a TON of Free Things you can get FREE RIGHT NOW!

Are you guys ready for another Designer Discount site?  If you are, you can sign up right now for FREE and get a $20 Credit for FREE!  Just like some of the other sites, you can end up getting an item for free with your credit.  You just have to wait for the perfect item to come along!

Just make sure you sign up through the invitation link, or they will put you on a waiting list and you won't get the $20 Credit.


Right now, there are a few things I saw that you can get for FREE with your $20 credit! 

In the Children's Section:
Free Children's Books from the Random House Children's Books Sale
Free Pop Up Play Sets
Free Lunchboxes
Free "Where the Wild Things Are" Stuffed Animals

There are a ton more, but so many for me to sit here and list.  So basically, sign up and use your $20 Free Credit today to get an item free!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fill-in Friday


MilSpouse Friday Fill-In 
(please feel free to use this!)

1. Were you named after anyone?
Yeah, my parents thought I was a boy and had planned on naming me Christopher, when I came out a girl the only name they seemed to agree on was the female version of my uncle's name.

2. What color, if any, are your toenails usually painted?
Black.

3. How do you flush a public toilet? Hands? Feet? Something else?
 
Defiantlywith my foot.

4. When you were a little kid, which TV character did you have a crush on?
Johnathin Taylor Thomas from Home Improvement.

5.Let’s say you had to lose one of your five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell).  Which one would you choose? Why?
Probably taste... Which would suck... But if I choose smell, that'd actually cause me to loose my taste as well. Maybe I'm looking too far into this.

Candy Turkeys

Do you have leftover Halloween candy? If so, I stumbled across this cute idea at "Lizard & Ladybug" ...If you don't have left over Halloween candy, you might want to go buy some more so you can make these super cute turkeys.

Now that Halloween is over...it's time to get ready for Thanksgiving.
I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house this year.  
I'm planning a casual gathering (I'll give you peeks along the way).  
One thing I always like to have at parties/dinners/get-togethers is sweets.  
Shock, I know!


Here's a little treat I came up with using leftover Halloween candy.

this is what I started with

It’s Mega Swagbucks Day!

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Coastal Contacts is giving away 10,000 FREE pairs of glasses on 11/12 at 12:01 pm EST (9:01 am PST) on their Facebook Page. From what I can tell it seems like they will be posting a code on their wall (similar to the Lowe’s promotion) and the first 10,000 to redeem it will receive the free glasses. It seems like ya’ll have been doing great at the sweepstakes–I’ve had 5 winners in the past week who have won various different sweepstakes that I’ve posted! You can head on over here for more info about this promotion.

 This is an AMAZING good deal that I wish I could take advantage of... No joke, I called last week to set up an eye doc apt so I can get new classes... Only problem none of the eye docs around here can take me till next week.


Coastal Contacts is giving away 10,000 FREE pairs of glasses on 11/12 at 12:01 pm EST (9:01 am PST) on their Facebook Page. From what I can tell it seems like they will be posting a code on their wall (similar to the Lowe’s promotion) and the first 10,000 to redeem it will receive the free glasses.

It seems like ya’ll have been doing great at the sweepstakes–I’ve had 5 winners in the past week who have won various different sweepstakes that I’ve posted!
You can head on over here for more info about this promotion.

Skechers sale, today only!

6pm is having a sale today on their adult and kids Skechers.  Select styles will be only $12.95 for today only.  Various styles are included and this deal it is definatly worth checking out!  I bought my daughter the pair of "Twinkle Toes" she's been asking for, for the past 6 months... And i'm VERY happy to have one item to cross off the Christmas list... And at a savings of $27.00, I mean you can't really beat that!!! Shop this sale HERE!

Pretzel Turtles

 This kinda goes along with my cheap/easy "Devil Derby" recipe I posted a few days ago... Here's another after school treat that takes literally 5 minutes to make...

 Pretzel Turtles
What you need:
- 1 bag of pretzels (these need to be twists)
- 1 bag of Rolos
- Pecan halves

Happy 235th Birthday Marine Corps!

On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress resolved to raise two battalions of "American Marines." Congress commissioned 31-year-old Samuel Nicholas, a well-known Philadelphian, as captain of the fledgling force of Continental Marines. Nicholas raised two battalions of Marines and began the long, illustrious history of the United States Marine Corps.

FREE meal for military on veterans day

Once again, Applebee’s will thank our nation’s veterans and active duty military by inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee’s for a FREE meal on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. Last year, Applebee’s served more than one million military men and women and expects that number to be even higher this year. The company’s appreciation efforts last year were the largest of its kind to give back to the communities nationwide where Applebee’s restaurants are located.

Don't forget to check additional Veterans Day Deals!!!

Attention Bloggers!

 I am still looking for qualified bloggers!

I'm looking to create a regional blog for moms on a budget. This blog would have multiple contributors in the Southern California area. I would like to find two other mothers... One to cover San Diego & Imperial Counties and another to cover LA & Ventura Counties while I will cover Orange, Riverside & San Bernardino County.

Requirements:
  • You must be a Southern California resident of atleast 6 months.
  • You must reside in the county you will be writing on.
  • You must have at least 6 months current blogging experience.
  • You must be familiar and understand how to use Blogger.com
  • You must be a mother, or have regular contact w/ young children (Live in grandma/aunt)
  • You must be able to contribute AT LEAST one thoughtful blog a week.
  • You must be able to blog on:
    • Events in your designated counties (Carnivals/Fairs/etc) geared towards family and/or children.
    • Local or national freebies (free online samples or in store promotions)
    • Specific prices and how to obtain deals (coupons / stores doubling coupons).
    • Kids eat free restaurant deals. (Specifics)
    • Kids "get in for free" events. (Specifics)
    • Frugal Child Craft ideas.
    • Frugal Kid Friendly recipes including the approximate price to make the dish.
    • Etc...

If you are interested, please email the following information to
  • Name:
  • Age:
  • Number of children:
  • Marital Status:
  • City You live in:
  • Resident for (months/yrs):
  • County would like to report on:
  • Why you would like to become a "Frugal Mommy Blogger"?:
  • Please include your Blog address as a verification of blogging experience:
I look forward to hearing the responses!
Stephanie
Wife-Mom-Blogger

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

B&N Kids' Club™

Check out B&N Kids' Club™ to receive: 

  • 30% off  a kids' book or toy for your children
  • $5 reward for every $100 you spend on kids’ stuff  online and in stores
  • Free cupcake from B&N café for your children's birthdays
  • Free Tikatok create-a-book project to inspire your children's creativity

Monday, November 8, 2010

ATTN: All Southern California bloggers!!!

I'm looking to create a regional blog for moms on a budget. This blog would have multiple contributors in the Southern California area. I would like to find two other mothers... One to cover San Diego & Imperial Counties and another to cover LA & Ventura Counties while I will cover Orange, Riverside & San Bernardino County.

Key Lime Short Bread Cookies

I came across this cookie recipe on the Land-O-Lakes website, knowing my local grocery store was having a sale on key limes... So I rushed out to the store, bought waaaaay too many key limes and made 80 cookies. HaHa.


Cookie
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon fresh Key lime juice
2 teaspoons freshly grated Key lime zest

Glaze
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon freshly grated Key lime zest
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice
Garnish
Freshly grated Key lime zest, if desired

Candy Experiments

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Free Samples


oxyHoly cow... Ok so I've been one busy bee today! I literally spent alllll day registering for FREE samples and products! Here are just some of the products I registers for... I think I missed a few on here...
Free acne wipes
Get a free sample of Oxy Acne Wipes.

Free toothpaste
Wal-Mart is giving out free samples of Tom's toothpaste.

Free sample of Poise pads
Register here to get a free sample of Poise maxi pads.

Veterans Bonus

Have you claimed your states veterans bonus yet? If not check out the list below of states veterans bonus' I uncovered. If your state's not listed below, that doesn't necessary mean that they don't offer a veterans bonus, it just means I didn't happen to find it.


West Virginia
$600.00 paid to veterans who served in a combat zone & received a campaign badge/expeditionary medal.
$400.00 bonus for active duty service outside the combat zone for Afghanistan and Iraq.
$2,000.00 for a surviving spouse or children of a veteran who was KIA.

See Details

Iowa
$17.50 for each month the person was in active duty service in the Vietnam service area
See Details

Ohio

Devil Derby's

My mom had reminded me today of this treat called "Devil Derby's" that she used to make for my sister and I when my sister and I were kids as an after school snack. I really don't think I've eaten them since I was like 13 or 14 years old... And I have no idea why really, I've got a 4 year old... I've totally been depriving her by not treating her to this little tid-bit from my childhood.  It's so incredibly easy and quick to make too. There really isn’t a “recipe” involved in making them either, it is basically just assembly.