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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Thoughts 2010

A Dear friend of mine reminded me of something this week:
Usually, when asked what we are thankful for, we think of things in the present.  What about those things of the past and future?
Things from the past have formed us into

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Life-Lessons For My Children

Having three kids can be a wonderful, crazy experience!!  There are times I find myself pulling my hair out due to the antics they pull.   There are times when I find myself in awe of how they are growing up. 
Times will come when they will need guidance and I may not be available to provide it. So, I decided to post some life-lessons

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saying Goodbye

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they must deal with the death of a loved one.  Whether it’s a sudden death or one that’s expected, it still hurts.  Personally, I’m facing the imminent death of my daddy due to Alzheimer’s

Monday, September 27, 2010

My experience with Grocery University

I’m really enjoying Carrie Isaac’s Grocery University course that I wrote about last week.  The first four or five chapters tell how to save money without using coupons.  Great information!!!  Now, I’m on the part about using

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Grocery University

Looking for detailed information about how to save more on your grocery budget?  Yep, me too!   Even though I’ve couponed for years, I still find myself wondering if I’m doing all that I can to be a good steward of the money we’ve been blessed with. 
In July, I attended the Savvy Blogging Summit with the author of Grocery University,

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

FSA-Time To Review

We are in the last quarter of the calendar year. The children are back in school.  Soon it will be Halloween and before you know it, Christmas with New Year’s not far behind.  It’s time to review your current FSA (Flexible Spending Account) and

Monday, August 23, 2010

Young Living Essential Oils

I first used Young Living Essential Oils about 4 years ago and have been pleased with them ever since.  So much so, that I became a distributor.

Homemade Christmas Gifts: Special Occasion Calendars

This entry originally appeared on my old blog, ‘The Coupon Junkie” in early 2010.
Homemade calendars. as Christmas gifts are a very personalized way of sharing your family's special times with close friends and family. They are useful, don't take

Last Year’s Christmas Cards: What To Do With Them

This entry originally appeared on my old blog, “The Coupon Junkie” in Jan., 2010.
You must think that I'm crazy thinking about Christmas, already, but I have good reason.  Those Christmas cards that were received last month can make beautiful

How to Save on Prescriptions

Whether you have insurance or not, there are ways to save on prescriptions:
1.  When you go to the doctor and you're told that you need a prescription medication, ask for samples.  Also, ask the doctor if he/she

Amy Grant’s Video: “Better Than A Hallelujah”

I love this song because it tells that God wants to hear it all—not just the pretty stuff.
The video is different

Our Version of a Griswold Family Vacation

This entry was originally posted on my old blog “The Coupon Junkie”.  Comments from that blog are included.
I always say that God has a sense of humor.  This past weekend, He must have been having a laughing fit while watching us:
    It started out innocently enough.

When the “Check Engine Soon” Light Comes On

This entry originally appeared on my former blog “The Coupon Junkie”.  Comments from that blog are included.
Every now and then that pesty "Check Engine Soon" light comes on in the van and panic sets in.  We go through the car's instruction manual and do all of the troubleshooting steps.  However, this time, those steps didn't do the trick.  I took the 1999 Chevy Venture

Sunday, August 22, 2010

1-Sale-A-Day website

This post originally appeared on my old blog, “The Coupon Junkie”.  Original comments from that blog are included.
My friend, Cindi, shared this website with me this morning. Another friend,  Lori , helped me with accessing it.   Looks like a great way to save some money.

Cellfire-Coupons Without the Clipping

What an awesome concept!!  You can have coupons without clipping them out.  :-) 
Cellfire is the premier destination for valuable savings on groceries, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Get access and use offers from your PC and/or mobile phone. This service is provided free of charge

Our Coupon Home website

I’d like to share a website that I enjoy.  Our Coupon Home is a community of people with a common goal:  saving money  :-D
One can go to the many forums and learn

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Coffee Filters-They Have Many Uses

I hadn't seen this e-mail for awhile until my good friend, Rosemary, sent it to me the other day.  Thanks, Rosemary!!!
1. Cover bowls or dishes

Hotel Toiletries-What To Do With Them

We just returned from staying at a hotel in Louisiana.  It reminded me to share what we do with the toiletries that hotels leave in each room.
1.  Shower caps

Thrifty Household Tips

This was originally posted on my previous blog, “The Coupon Junkie”.  Comments from that blog are included.
I thought that it would be neat to see how the readers save money.  Here are a couple of things

Swagbucks—Time For You To Sign Up

I have some questions for you:
1.  Do you do searches on the internet?
2.  Do you like free prizes?
3.  If you answered "Yes" to the questions above

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jango-Free Music-Internet Radio That Plays What You Want

You simply must check this out!  It makes it so much more enjoyable to do those tasks you hate when you can listen to music you love.  Enter

Sales Cycles Throughout the Year

Original Content by Hot Coupon Mama and Marmis on Hot Coupon
JANUARY - Historically, Quaker has hot deals on cereal/all items.

Monday, August 16, 2010

How to Tweet Without the Text Charges

       I'm attending the Savvy Blogging Summit in Colorado and I was researching a way to use Twitter without being charged for texting.   That way, I can stay in touch

Check Out the Bonnie’s Heart & Home Blog Frog Community Forum

Come check out my new forum at: Bonnie's Heart & Home Blog Frog Community Forum   
We can all discuss different topics and have fun getting to each other!!
See you there!    (Oops!  Blog Frog is no longer exists)

God’s Miracles

I find so much comfort in seeing God work His miraculous ways. It reminds me that

Saving Money On Window Cleaning

Hop on over to Coupon Shack and read my guest post about window cleaning.  While you’re there,
check out the coupon info

Online Baggage Check Saves Money

While traveling earlier this month, I learned how to save a couple dollars!!

The day before my flight, I received an e-mail from Continental asking me how I wanted to obtain my airline ticket.  There were a variety of choices.

I was then asked if I wanted to check my bag online.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Couponing: The Most Important Thing To Do Before Shopping

Can you guess what it is?  Think really hard.


That's right, pray!!  Start by thanking God for providing you with

Monday, August 9, 2010

Yogurt Cheese Recipe

When I first read about yogurt cheese, it was in one of Tosca Reno’s Eat-Clean Diet  books. I realized that she was sharing about something that was not only healthier to eat, but would allow me to get more bang for my buck.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Couponing: Part One (Continued) Updated 5-30-10

While on a mini-vaca with my family, I thought of a few more things to add to Part One of my couponing series:

1.  Check with your favorite stores about their policies

Disclaimer Update

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Couponing: Part Two—Digital/Electronic Coupons

Remember the loyalty cards that I mentioned in part one of the series? They are useful in another way:

Digital (also known as electronic) coupons are great!!  They don't have to be cut

Couponing: Part Three—Use Facebook & Twitter to Obtain Coupons

I've acquired many coupons for free or nearly free items recently.  What's my secret?  It's so easy.


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Friday, August 6, 2010

Couponing: Part Four—Printable Coupons

Printable coupons are a great thing!!  However, they also bring about issues that aren't so great.

With every good thing, there is someone out there who

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Couponing: Part Five—Obtain Coupons by Contacting Manufacturers

We all have certain products that we just adore!!  Well, you may be able to obtain coupons by contacting the manufacturers of your favorite products.

Just go to the websites

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Couponing: Part Six—Coupon Clipping Services, Trading & Auctions

To conclude my “How To Coupon” series, I’d like to introduce you to my new friend, Alissabeth Taylor.  She knows so much more than I about coupon clipping services, trading and auctions.  Grab a glass of something cold to drink and join me as we learn from Alissabeth.  :-)As a couponer, the most frustrating thing to me is buying paper’s each week and not getting the coupons that were previewed. It is also very frustrating when the bigger paper in my area doesn’t contain all the inserts it should, because the smaller paper does.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Couponing: Part Seven–How To Organize The Coupons

 This post has been updated and can be viewed at:

I’m jumping ahead of myself, a bit, with this post.  Blame it on the Back-to-School season starting up.

I’m going to share with you how I organize my coupons. (Pics included!!)  I still have more ways to share about how to acquire coupons, but if you already have some lying around, you can start organizing them in a way that works for you.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Let the Adventure Begin!!

So begins my new adventure!
Welcome to my new blog.  It's still in the beginning stages, but it's started.  That is amazing, to me, in itself.
If anyone  had told me a year ago