Tuesday, June 30, 2009

KTT: Read those fruit labels

This article is maybe a little biased shall we say- but it contains some useful information- like how to read the little labels on the fruit in the grocery store- yes those numbers mean something. Anyway- a number starting with a "9" indicates an organically grown product.

More Kitchen Tip Tuesday at Tammy's Recipes.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley

When I was 13, Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977 at the age of 42. I was staying at my grandmother's house that day and I remember it being on TV. 1977 had to best the BEST summer of all time by the way because Star Wars was out that year.

Yesterday, June 25, 2009 Michael Jackson died at age 50. It is on TV non-stop day and night. It is so weird. Maybe the only thing close is when Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997.

It's weird.

Free Chocolate

It's free chocolate time! https://secure.realchocolate.com/

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Giant Eagle deals this week

There are two sites I like for weekly Giant Eagle deals-
Stretching A Buck and Cherrypicker. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Free photo prints and more...

Giant Eagle get 35 free 4x6 prints with the code JUNE35 by 7/15/09.

Walgreens get 25 free 4x6 prints with the code SUMMER25 by 6/27/09.

CVS get 60 4x6 prints for the price of 40 with the code 60FOR40 by 7/27/09.

Kodak Gallery get 20 free prints for new members.

Snapfish get 50 free prints with your first order.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Frugal Friday: kid's activities

Here's a few free or nearly free activities we have done so far this summer- with more on the way. (Also check out my other blog.)

1. Check out a State Park or National Park- we happen to live right next to a National Park.
2. Go berry picking- fun for the kids to see where fruit comes from beside the grocery store.
3. Find a friend with a pool- bring your own lunch and snacks.
4. Arrange for a tour of your local fire station- they are happy to oblige.
5. Visit a farm- we are going to visit a local farm next week.
6. Have a picnic lunch on the front lawn.

Check out more Frugal Friday at Life As Mom.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Get $2 off at Giant Eagle for viewing weekly specials

Get $2 off with your advantage card at Giant Eagle just for entering your zip code and viewing weekly specials online here.

Friday, June 12, 2009

20 cent potatoes at Giant Eagle

Idahoan brand instant potato pouches are on sale this week for $1 at Giant Eagle. The Romano cheese variety have $0.40 off peelie coupons that double- making them $0.20 each!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Strawberry shortcake

Since we went strawberry picking today- I am making strawberry shortcake (Bisquick recipe) right now. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

DIY project- bathroom makeover

Well sort of. I picked up a $5 can of mistinted paint. It looked pale green on the can. It turned out to be a medium sage color. The orginal color was a yellow faux-finish with blue accessories. Now I'm going with green and tan.



Monday, June 8, 2009

Marc's deal of the week

I got 3 pints of really ripe organic California raspberries for $1 at Marc's. Plus a bag of Cameo apples for $1. Unfortunately when I got the apples home they looked so bruised I had to throw half of them out.

Later I will post some photos of a DIY project I did over the weekend.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Frugal Friday: Trash Treasures

I admit it- I pulled a couple things out of the neighbor's trash. But I knocked on the door and asked first. One was a plastic bench-type toy box that was dirty but otherwise fine. The other was a Rose Petal Cottage play house that is usually $60. Half of it was broken so I threw it away, but my daughter doesn't care. Do you trash pick?

More FF at Life As Mom.