Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, May 27, 2016

Today only you can download a coupon for ONE (1) FREE Quaker Breakfast Flats, any variety (7 oz.) (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates. Click here for more details.


Kroger and Kroger Affiliates are also running an instant win game, Pick n' Flip Game, for a chance to win a free product coupon. You could win one of 38,000 prizes. Click here for more details.

Simply Anna Review

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Lord Phillip Hamilton escapes London to run a plantation in Jamaica after a painful disappointment.  Hamilton's world becomes disrupted when a mysterious girl named Anna washes up shore in Simply Anna by Jennifer Moore.

Like most of Moore's work, Simply Anna is not the typical regency romance set in London society. I enjoyed learning about the characters and the side stories (and this story has colorful Pirates). Simply Anna is adventurous, entertaining and captivating. I loved the minor characters as much as the main characters. Moore understands how to tell a story and use words in such a way that the reader can visualize the details. Check it out at your local library or buy it for your collection through Amazon.

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#FREE Donut

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Check your Fred Meyer Account under Coupons and there maybe a coupon to load for a FREE Donut! Click here.

Shabby Apple Memorial Day Sale

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Shabby Apple is offering a memorial day sale exclusive.  Until June 1st, you can save an additional  25% off SITEWIDE! Use the code "MEMORIAL25".  Shabby Apple offers modest dresses, skirts, tops, and swimsuits in various styles and designs. Here are some styles great for Memorial Day picnics and celebrations:


Dauphine Sheath Dress Coral
Karina Sheath Dress Navy

Angus Dress Blue PP

Outback Dress

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Scripture Flannel Board and People

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Learning the scriptures can be hard for little ones. I like to use visual aids to help my children learn the scriptures. With the help of a friend, I made a flannel board by taking a white canvas hot gluing flannel to it. I also made made flannel board people utilizing scripture figures from the lds.org site. The flannel board people take a little bit of time to do, but it's cheaper than buying a whole set. Here's how I made my flannel board people:


1. To find some of the scripture figures I found on lds.org, click here. Even if you're not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, this source is great for New Testament and Old Testament scripture figures.

2. After I downloaded the images, I clipped the picture in Adobe and placed in paint. I don't have refined photo editing software so I used the basic paint program. Using paint I removed any excess from the page that I didn't want (titles, duplicate scripture figures, story, etc) and then flipped the picture so that it was a mirror image. You want any text to be backwards. I then save that item as a jpg.

3. Next, I placed the images in word until I got a full page worth of images.

4. After I have a full page worth of images, I printed the page onto transfer paper. You can buy transfer paper at craft stores or you can buy it here.

5. Cut out the images from the transfer paper to reduce any white space.

6. Arrange the cut-outs on white felt (image facing felt) and iron on to the flannel. The iron must be set on the highest temperature and all water removed. You must also press the iron firmly on to the back of the transfer paper and go over it a couple of times.

7. After you've ironed the transfer paper images onto the felt. Gently, remove the transfer paper.

8. Cut images out of felt.

This may seem fairly labor intensive, but it is worth it and the more you do it the easier it becomes.

The Problem with The "Clearance" Find

Monday, May 23, 2016

Many shoppers like to peruse the "clearance section" at a store looking for bargains and deals. The problem with perusing clearance section involves intention. If your intention is to find a specific item that you need at a reasonable price then poking around at the clearance section may be warranted. If you're poking around clearance items looking for deals, then your intentions may not be warranted. The problem with looking for deals is that you may be wasting money. If it's an item you don't really need it may create extra clutter in your home, sit on a shelf gathering dust or sit in your closet rarely worn. Even if the item is only such-and-such price it's money wasted if it's something that you won't really use or want. If you are continually buying great deals on things you don't need, how much does that add up to over time? Clearance sections should be looked through with care. Items shouldn't be bought based off of price alone. When you're looking at an item to purchase, ask yourself the following questions:
  • If this item wasn't this price, would I want it? This is a key question to ask and more often than not you will find yourself putting an item back.
  • Will I use this item? Things in your home should be either useful, bring you joy or belong to someone else in the household.
  • Do I like/love this item?
If you ask yourself the above questions and the answers are "no", put the item back and walk away. Sometimes you will ask yourself those questions and then rack your brain for someone else that might want that item because you just can't walk away from such a great deal. This is a dangerous frame of mind - you're only looking for a excuse to buy something that someone else may not want and if you're continually doing this you're continually spending more money than you ought. Good deals happen all the time. If it's not something that you need or even want, put it back and let someone find it who will love that item. Beware of the "Clearance" find.

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, May 20, 2016

Today only you can download a coupon for ONE (1) FREE Mist TWST Lemon Lime Soda 2 Liter, any variety (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates. Click here for more details.

Kroger and Kroger Affiliates are also running an instant win game, Pick n' Flip Game, for a chance to win a free product coupon. You could win one of 38,000 prizes. Click here for more details.
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