Tuesday, May 25, 2010

BOGO Payless Shoes

Payless' BOGO came just in time for me and my little Diva. A fun summer wedge for me and new church shoes for her.

Head on over to Payless to check out the fun BOGO deals including sales items!
You can use this $5.00 off $25 Coupon in store too. Or, if you are shopping online, use code 34677. You can use both coupons until May 31st.

I shopped online and choose the free ship to store option. I'm all about grab and go! My total cost for both pairs of shoes was $21.63. To make it even better I shopped through swagbucks.com and earned 2 swagbucks for each dollar spent. This means 42 swagbucks toward my next Amazon.com giftcard. Woohoo!

You can sign up for swagbucks at: http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/taramom11

Or if you have Ebates you can get 3% cash back. You can sign up for Ebates here:


You'll even get $5 cash back on your first purchase!

$35 priceline credit!

Priceline is trying to get to 100,000 fans in one week. If they can do it, every single fan will get a $35 Bonus Cash Coupon to use on their future purchase at Priceline! If you are planning on going on a vacation sometime soon, this is a great credit to have.

(Thanks Good Deal Mama)

We use Priceline a lot for vacations. They are up to 8,000+ people right now so tell your friends!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

I am so glad that I had a menu plan last week! We had a lots of stress and work to do with buying a new car. Ordinarily I would be justifying take out, but since I had a menu plan, I was able to easily get to work and cook from home instead. Sometimes it was simple, sometimes it took some time - but I did it! We did eat out once, but it is a big improvement over last week! Here is this week's menu.

1. Cous Cous with Scallions (I'm going to add carrots and adzuki beans) and Apple Dumplings - yum!
2. Easy Creamy Mexican Skillet
3. Crockpot Ginger Chicken with Peanut Butter and Creme Brownie Torte or Teriyaki Chicken
4. Turkey Stroganoff
5. Steak seasoned chicken, Baby Baked Potatoes, and Green Beans
6. Parmesan Chicken with Pasta and Corn
7. Cheese and Onion Quesadillas and Deviled Eggs

Cous Cous

1. Homemade Bagels
2. Oatmeal
3. Scrambled Eggs

You can find more yummy recipes and menu plans here

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

This week's goal: NO EATING OUT! Our financial institution was just added to mint.com. (A very helpful site by the way). It keeps track of your spending and graphs it out for you. I know we ate out more than we should, but seeing the numbers definitely provided me with motivation!

Bring on the yummy meals! And bless the kiddos to be good little helpers while I cook!

1. Steak seasoned Chicken, Salad, and Couscous with Scallions
2. Honey Lime Enchiladas, Green Cilantro Rice with Corn on the Cob
3. Thyme and Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts, and Carrots and Peach Cobbler
4. Easy Creamy Mexican Skillet
5. Crockpot Ginger Chicken and quinoa
6. Santa Fe Chicken Salad with Corn on the Cob
7. Stir Fry

Black Bean Dip with tortilla chips

Homemade Bagels
Whole Wheat Waffles

Grilled Cheese and Fruit
Cafe Rio Pork and Rice

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Free Full Size Suave

Can't pass up a FREE full-sized bottle of Suave Professionals! Hurry – supplies are limited to 100,000 samples. Visit the “Try Suave” tab on their Facebook page here.

The offer has been live for 45 minutes!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Old Spice | The Man Your Man Could Smell Like - get a free sample in the post below!

Wal-mart has free samples of Old Spice Body Wash for your man. We're old spice fans now by virtue of this commercial alone ;)

Free Deoderant!

I will be starting to post out freebies and other offers that I have tried and enjoyed!

One freebie company that is tried and true is Wal-mart. They always arrive in my mailbox within a month. Right now they are offering free samples of Dove Ultimate Beauty Care Deodorant and Secret Clinical Deodorant!

I've found the sample sizes are perfect for when you go on vacation!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Menu Plan Monday


1. Cream of Celery Soup with rolls and a Fruit Salad
2. Teriyaki Chicken with steamed veggies
3. Creamy Slow Cooker Potato Soup
4. Twice Baked Potato Casserole
5. Chicken Quesadillas

1. Grilled Cheese and Polka Dot Ribbons (Carrots and Peas)
2. Black Beans and Rice

1. Lehi Roller Mills Rasberry Muffins and Scrambled Eggs
2. Oatmeal

To Make:
English Muffins

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Glade Relaxing Moments Collection

I love Freebies! You can get a free Glade Relaxing Moments Gift Basket at this link

The NEW Glade® Relaxing Moments™ Collection fills your home with serenity so you can slow down and enjoy more peace of mind.

The gift basket contains:
• One Glade® Relaxing Moments™ Room Spray
• One Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil Warmer + Glade® Relaxing Moments™ Refill
• One Glade® Relaxing Moments™ Candle

Only the first 6,000 entrants will receive one so hurry one over!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday
Last week didn't go so well on following through. It just got too crazy! One recipe was a success, though. I loved Trainer Momma's Whole Wheat Waffles (link below). I made a batch and froze them for myself and the kiddos. They devoured them. So yummy! Especially with the peanut butter and blackberries.

My Tomato Swiss Chard Quiche looked better than it actually was. It was nice to experiment with Swiss Chard, but I wasn't in love with the taste.
Whole Wheat Waffles (from the freezer) with Peanut Butter and Blackberries
Oatmeal and Apples
Egg Sandwiches and Fruit
Egg wraps with ham and cheese


Chicken Quesadillas
White sauce on toast
Sunshine Slaw

1. Cream of Celery Soup with rolls and a Fruit Salad
2. Cajun Rice
3. Ham and Black Bean Wraps with Strawberry Jello, Whip Cream, and Strawberries
4. Soy sauce chicken with rice and vegetables
5. Cheesy Ham and Pasta Bake
6. Cheddar Chicken and Pasta Bake
7. Mother's Day Dinner planned by the men :)