Saturday, November 27, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

We're back to getting healthy this week! Lots of link ups to healthy recipes. Head on over to Org Junky's Menu Plan Monday for more great ideas!

Green Smoothie
Orange French Toast - healthy, easy, and yummy!
Power Gold Smoothie

Broccoli Salad
Butterfly Sandwiches
Chick-en Nugguts
Healthy Macaroni and Cheese (with a veggie puree!)
Soup and Grilled Cheese

Beef Stroganoff
Hamburger on Rice
Quinoa and Black Beans
Crock pot ham
Pizza Casserole

Cinnamon Vanilla Baked Apples
Holiday Pretzel Treats

Thursday, November 18, 2010

CSN Winner!

The lucky winner of the CSN $40 gift code is comment number 18!
Karen said... 18

What a great giveaway! Thanks so much, Karen.

lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

I'm sending you an email right now with your gift code in it! Happy Holiday shopping, Karen!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Deals to Meals

I've been following Deals to Meals for quite awhile! It is a fantastic and functional blog! They have great seasonal recipes that you can create from your food storage like Pumpkin French Toast and Apple Strudel Muffins. They offer a service where they base on a weekly menu plan on the deals and steals for the week. The gals do it all for you. How easy is that! So head on over to Deals to Meals and check out all the fun things they offer!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ebates - get cash back for holiday shopping!

Do you shop online? If so, be sure that you are earning money back! Last year I signed up with Ebates and it has been fun to see a check come back to me in the mail every few months for shopping that I was going to do anyway!

Ebates is linked to hundreds of stores. Here are a few of their current cash back rates:

Barnes and Noble 8%
Banana Republic 8%
Kohls 4%
Disney Store 7%
Children's Place 3%

And those are just a few! I only shop online when I am getting a great deal - free shipping, clearance section, diaper deals at Walgreens, Black Friday. Ebates makes the deal even sweeter! It's nice to be able to get Christmas presents delivered right to my door step without me having to leave the house. The cash back check that comes in the mail is just an added bonus.

So if you do any shopping online at all, sign up for Ebates! The way it works is simple as pie. You go to the Ebates site and register. Once you are registered, you access your shopping merchants through the Ebates site. It tracks how much you spend and sends you a check in the mail! I believe they send a check for every $5 you earn. It is nice! Head on over to Ebates today!

Free Sampling Party at Coldstone today!

Cake Batter ice cream layers - yum!

Free cake anyone? Coldstone Creamery is the place for you today! Be sure to be there between 5 pm and 8pm on today, November 16th so you can sample their Eight Layer Cake.

If you are in Orem/Provo head on over to the University Mall. Checkout Coldstone online for more locations near you!

And while you are over at their site, be sure to sign up for a free creation on your birthday!

Free Sample of Mist8 Cleaner

Hooray for freebies! Today you can get a free sample of Mist8 - an all-purpose cleaning spray. Arrives in about 6 weeks. Get your home nice and clean for the holidays!

Thanks Freebies 2 Deals!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Eversave and holiday shopping!

Have you heard of Eversave? They feature 50%-90% off on restaurants, spas, local activities and online deals. It's free to get their email and this week I've found lots of great deals!

Lately I have bought ...

$12 for $24 worth of Travel Kiddy activity kits to keep my toddlers occupied during car trips next summer as well as stocking stuffers! They have Melissa and Doug products as well!

$12 for $35 worth of children's organic products from Wild Dill. Again, so hard to find organic toys at a discount! Perfect for Christmas

And last but not least $6 for $18 worth of nuts, dried fruit and yummy granola from the Nutty Guys.

Click this link to sign up for Eversave's daily deals email! You won't regret it and you get $5 credit just for signing up!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Save money with Groupon!

I love getting a good deal. A few years ago, I could use the IHOP coupons that came in the mail and a few restaurant coupons from the Entertainment book, but there weren't many restaurant deals I could get excited about.

This year it seems as if the Internet has exploded with deal a day web sites that are full of fantastic restaurant, entertainment, and online shopping deals. Best part - they are to YUMMY places that we already love to go to. We're talking Jason's Deli - delicious organic food. Pizza Pie Cafe - anyone remember Craigo's in Rexburg - yep same yummy recipes improved! Blue Lemon - more local gourmet food that is to die for! The list goes on and on.

Here is one of the sites that I have been using a lot! Stay tuned for more great sites ...

Groupon: Recently I've gotten $50 for $25 at Gap, $100 for $35 at Picaboo (book publishing) and $50 for $25 at Hapari - hello new swimsuit for 2011! It's super easy. Sign up for their daily deals via email, Twitter, or Facebook. Snag the deal and enjoy! They have deals a day for cities all over the United States. So head on over and check it out at Groupon.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

CSN Giveaway

Stressed about holiday shopping? Let me and make it just a little easier for you. Seriously, have you been to With its affiliate web-sites, can be a one stop shop for you. The best part is - it's delivered right to your front door! No need to fight the crowds at Black Friday sales.

So here is the dish. I am giving away a $40 gift code to Get your shopping lists ready! I just purchased this fun slide for my kids.

It's price is normally $89.99, but it is on sale for $41.00. What a deal! My kids are going to love it. So whether you are looking for toys for the kids, fitness equipment for dad, or something special to spoil yourself with this holiday season, be sure to check out!

Here are the rules ... I am keeping it simple

Just leave your name and make sure that I have a way to contact you!

Contest ends Wednesday November 17th at midnight. I will post a winner the next day!

*must be a United States resident.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

CSN Giveaway Preview!

As an online shopper I love and its many affiliates. One site gives you access to thousands of great quality products from kitchen bar stools to children's toys to fitness equipment! That is why I am happy to announce that I will be going away a $40 gift certificate to next Monday. Believe me, this would be perfect for Christmas shopping! So stay tuned!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

I am keeping it simple this week since Thanksgiving is coming up, but I do have some yummy links! The Baked Apples are so good! My toddlers love them! Join the link up over at for more yummy recipes!

Baked Apples
Cheese sticks

Oatmeal and fruit
Pumpkin French Toast
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Grilled Cheese

Easy Slow Cook Pot Roast

Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken with Garlic Sauteed Green Beans
Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas
Ground Beef Curry
Mexican Chicken Pasta Skillet
Oven Fried Chicken Chimichangas

To Try:
Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup