Documenting Assets for Insurance Purposes

This post comes at a perfect time! I am meeting with our insurance agent today to go over our policy. I recommend that you meet with your agent every once in a while to make sure that everything is covered. I know some things have changed around our household and I need to make sure that we have the coverage we need. How To Document Your Assets For Insurance Purposes by Mrs. Not Made of Money Everyone tells you that you must have homeowners insurance or renter's insurance to protect your … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Carving: Mess Free & Preserve for Years

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Pumpkin carving is a messy job. It's fun, but messy. The carved pumpkin never seems to last very long either. It either starts to turn green and hairy or it is eaten by critters. Jenny came up with a wonderful idea! Carve faux pumpkins! Buy a faux pumpkin and have your kids draw their design with an orange sharpie. Take a knife or pumpkin carving tool and carve out the design as usual. Use a battery operated tea light to light your pumpkin! The best part, you can have your child sign the … [Read more...]

Funny Bone Comedy Club: 2 Tickets for $15

If you are looking for an inexpensive date night, check out the Living Social deal of the day for Richmond, VA. Get two tickets for Funny Bone Comedy Club to see J Medicine Hat for just $15. That is 50% off! The show dates are November 11th to November 14th. Plus get $10 off your $20 food bill when you show your voucher to the server! If you refer three friends to Living Social and they buy this deal, you will get your free! … [Read more...]

Chutzpah: Facebook

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. Chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or … [Read more...]

What Type of Deals Are You Looking For?

Alright everyone, what type of deals are you looking for this Holiday season? I would love to help you all score some great deals on gifts. In order to do that I need your help! Please leave a comment or email me telling me what you are looking for. Electronics? Clothes? Photo Deals? A Dyson Vacuum (that's what I need!)? Toys? Tell me what you want me to be looking for and posting! Thank you! … [Read more...]

Potato Cheddar Cheese Soup Slow Cooker Recipe

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One of the things that I really like about Fall is that the warm and hearty meals are back on the table. My husband and I both enjoy soup. We are working on the kids- the two year seems to like soup okay; no such luck with the four year old. One soup that I really like is Potato Cheese Soup. It is easy to make in a slow cooker and it is a hearty meal on a cold night. It is a versatile recipe too. Use what you have on hand. Potato Cheddar Cheese Soup 4-6 Potatoes (I use Russet) 2 tablespoon … [Read more...]

Sunday Afternoon Shopping: Rite Aid, Kroger & Harris Teeter

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I went shopping this afternoon for some things that we needed. I went to Rite Aid, Kroger and Harris Teeter. I also made a quick stop at Old Navy. My 2 year old needed long sleeve shirts and Old Navy had an extra 50% off clearance items. I spent $6 on (3) long sleeve shirts and a pair of flip flops. Rite Aid We were out of soda and Rite Aid has a pretty good deal this week. My Rite Aid was out of the Nivea lotion- bummer since it was one of the items on my list. I ended up buying: (3) Pepsi 12 … [Read more...]

Ask Coupon Shoppers? What are the lowest prices for baby food items

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I feel like a new mom. I'm not this is our third however, this is the first "baby" that I have been an avid coupon shopper with. The goal of coupon shopping is to user your coupons when you can get the most impact. We have the diaper deal round up every week to help determine when to use your coupons and stockpile. I need to know when to use my baby food coupons. What are the best prices you have seen for jar food and cereals?  I am also looking for formula prices. I recently found out that the … [Read more...]

4 Tips to Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

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Tips to Avoid Overspending During the Holidays The countdown to Christmas begins! As I have already mentioned, I shop year round to get the best deals on gifts. Plus, I make several homemade gifts which you can read about in our Holiday From the Heart Posts from last year. Below you find a few more tips to avoid overspending this holiday season. … [Read more...]

Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe & Menu Plan

Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Fall is such a busy time for our family. With horseback riding, flag football, and homework, every afternoon and evening is filled with somewhere to be or something to do. For a hectic fall schedule, leftover makeovers are a must. With a little planning, I am able to feed my family healthy, home-cooked meals every night. First, I noted the nights we would be eating early … [Read more...]

Fashion Friday: The Fashion Disaster

I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can't see your clothes! If they are in good condition sell the at a consignment store or a place like Plato's closet, or host a clothing swap. Clothing swaps are a blast! We went to … [Read more...]

Packaging Meat for the Freezer

We are a meat eating family. Both my husband and I grew up on a meat and potatoes diet. I try not to cook with red meat more than once or twice a week; although we do really enjoy it! To save the most money on meat I buy when the prices are low and freeze it in dinner size portions. In fact I have not bought chicken, steak or pork for over a month now. We have been relying on our nice freezer stockpile. Since I do not have a Vacuum Sealer (the FoodSaver is on my want list!), I use Glad Press … [Read more...]