Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday

Here's what works for me as far as spending less time getting ready in the mornings. I know plenty of people probably do this, however; I have found that getting everyones clothes ready for the week on Saturday saves me a ton of time in the mornings.

I pick out clothes for me and my daughter on Saturday and iron everything up. I go as far as to even have socks and undwear together for each outfit. So in the mornings there is never a battle for who is going to wear what. Also you do not have to worry about ironing. This havd saved me time tremendously.

See what others are doing over at Rocks In My Dryer, where Works for Me Wednesday is hosted.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday "I Hate Moving"

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

I hate moving but I love my new home. We finally stopped renting and purchase our new home. It's a 5 bedroom 4 full bath home. It's a lot of space to have to maintain. We have boxes everywhere and plenty still in the garage. It's so overwhelming that I do not know where to start. It seems that as soon as I get one thing done here's another box around the corner. So I am taking the task of unpacking more boxes on the Tackle It Tuesday.
See what others are Tackling over at 5 Minutes for Mom, on this Tackle It Tuesday

Monday, February 25, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Here is my menu for Menu Plan Monday sponsored by: Organized Junkie

Monday: Spaghetti w/ Texas Toast and Salad

Tuesday: Leftovers

Wednesday: Grilled Pork Chops w/ Cheesy Potato Casserole

Thursday: Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

Friday: Dinner Out

Friday, February 22, 2008

Budget Decorating

Since moving into a new home, I have become overwhelmed with how much empty space I have to decorate on almost a non-existent budget. So while searching the web I ran across this article, and maybe it can help someone out...

5 Ways To Brighten Up Your Bedroom, For Free!by Kathy Wilson

The bedroom is the place we spend most of our time, yet also tends to be the most neglected when it comes to decorating. Nowadays, money may be a significant factor! Here are some great tips for brightening up your space with no money at all!

1. Rearrange! A new fresh arrangement always makes a room feel new. Don't be afraid to try new angles for your furniture. place your bed on a diagonal, or even right in the middle of the room!

2. Search your drawers for scarves, tablecloths, or even pillowcases that compliment your color scheme. You can use things you already own to soften a dresser top or the edge of your nightstand, or perhaps lay a pretty shawl over the foot of the bed. If you already have throw pillows on your bed (if you don't, it's time to steal them from another room!) you can also wrap these fabrics around the pillows for a new look, and just safety pin it in back.

3. Add a plant to your room. Look around your house to see if one of your existing plants would be happier in your bedroom, then move it there! If you can't find a plant ready for relocation, make one! Many plants can be grown from cuttings, either your existing houseplants, one a friend may let you cut, or even some outdoor plants. Ivy and many shade groundcovers are very good houseplants. You can even relive your childhood a bit and grow a cut potato, pineapple, or carrot tops in a pinch! For containers, look into your kitchen cupboards. Old teapots and cups, glass bowls, even baking dishes can make unique containers.

4. Add memorabilia to your room. I keep a photo of each one of my children when they were small next to my bedside, and it always makes me smile. How about hanging your wedding veil from the headboard, or framing your wedding invitation or old love letters?

5. Add scent. If you don't have any potpourri or incense in the house, cut up some orange peels and allow to dry, then mix with whatever sweet spices you have in your cupboard. (It only takes a pinch, try cinnamon, ginger, or allspice.) Place your potpourri in an open bowl in your room to freshen and inspire! Later in the summer, make sure to include flowers in your room, if you don't have roses or other scented flowers in your yard, roadside daisies can smell great too!Just a few small changes, no money involved, and a better, more positive place for you to start and end each day!

About The Author: Kathy Wilson is an author, columnist, and editor of The Budget Decorator. For hundreds of free budget decorating ideas, and to sign up for her free newsletter and ebooks, visit her at

CVS 2/24/08 -- 3/1/08

*Not too much going on next week at CVS, just the occasional razor deal that I would buy but, my hubby does not like them. Maybe I will try the Venus Embrace out for myself.

Ok here are a few deals that CVS is running for next week:

$6 ECB wyb (1) Gillette Venus Embrace or Fusion Phenom *9.99 LIMIT 1
-$2 off Venus Embrace SS 2-17-08
-$3 off any Venus razor CRT
-$4 off Fusion P&G 2-10-08

Scott Paper Towels 8 pk. $4.99 ea
-$1.00 Scott Paper Towels, any 4 roll+ exp. 03-09-08 SS #1 01/13/08

Tide (39-48 loads) or Gain Liquid Laundry Detergent $7.99 ea
-.50 Tide, any size exp. 03-31-08 PG 02/10/08

$10 ECB wyb Buy $20 Revlon Cosmetics or Beauty Tools LIMIT 3 per household
-$1.00 off any Revlon beauty tools, exp. 04-30-08 SS #2 01/13/08
-$1.00 off any Revlon Color Cosmetic Product, exp. 04-30-08 SS #2 01/13/08
-$1.00 off any Revlon or Colorstay Cosmetic Product, exp. 04-30-08 SS #2 01/13/08
-$2.00 off any Revlon Face Product SS 2-17-08

$5 ECB wyb $10 Assorted Nestle products LIMIT 1
Wonka Golden or Nestle Nest Eggs 9.2 oz $5/2
Nestle 8 pk Candy or Giant Bar 5.5 oz .99 ea
Nestle Theatre Pack or Nips .99 ea Candy

Thursday, February 21, 2008


I have been clipping coupons for the past 3 months, and I cannot begin to express home much money it has saved me. Once upon a time I thought that the best way to use a coupon was to see if there is an item that I wanted to buy at the moment had a coupon and then go rushing to the store to buy it. Now I have realized that you have to wait a while for the item to go on sale and use the coupon to your advantage. I am new to this and am still learning. I will post some of my favorite websites and deals later.

New To This!

Hi Blog world! I am excited about putting my thoughts out there for others to view. I am learning how to save money and that's my main objective, now that I have a little one. It totallychanges your whole prospective on things. Once before I would just go to the store and buy whatever it was that I wanted and it didn't matter what the cost. Now I have found ways of obtaining the same items for free or next to nothing.

I am also trying to figure this whole thing out about managing time. Organizing a home all while holding down a full time job. I have not developed a schedule that works for me. My family and I just moved from a 3 bedroom townhouse to a 5 bedroom home with yard. It's totally frustating to me that I have yet to find a way to get things organized around here and a routine down pack.

Maybe someone out there can help me on my quest to save and organize my life and family.