Friday, May 8, 2009

Aloha Friday - Frugal Edition

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

I, like many other families out there, enjoy saving money and have been forced to cut corners and trim our budget with the turn the economy has taken.
Pictured above is a number of products that I brought home for $20.79. The total before my coupons was $70.96. Cleaning products and medicines like Excedrin are not cheap, but I know that I would rather have that $50 savings in my pocket than in theirs!!!
I have found a great website that is a great tool in helping me discover these deals called Refund Cents . Some services are free but I would highly suggest purchasing your membership for a mere $1 and some change every month. This gives you Internet access to everything on the site. You can upgrade and also receive a magazine in the mail as well, but that is your choice.
Don't take my word for it. They are offering FREE access to the site today May 7th and tomorrow May 8th!!
Username: clipping
password: coupons
Do you clip coupons?

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Goin' Fishin'
For more wordless wednesday photos head over to MomDot and 5 Minutes for Mom

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday Trimdown

Now don't get all excited....this is NOT a photo of me. Although it is an ad for some kind of flip flops to "tone" your legs/butt, etc. while you wear them. Now, I would be the first to wear these babies 24 hours a day/7 days a week if I thought they would work and I would look like her. However, I like to think that I have a few brain cells and that is why I am STILL doing the 30 day Shred with Jillian Michaels and the sisters and Shrinking Jeans.
It was a challenge this week with the birthday party events and the yummilicious birthday cake. I didn't deprive myself of a piece (or two), I just knew that I had to do some extra work (which was totally worth it!!!).
The weather is getting nicer and that encourages me to drink water and eat healthier. Jillian says to chew on a piece of gum when you want to snack and this really works for me, so try it.
This week I am down 1/2 inch total and 0.2lbs. Not a lot but not a gain either!!! I'll take it!!

Great Gift Idea

Below are a few examples of photos that I have taken over the years. I can take any photo you have and turn it to black and white and leave a certain item in color. Contact me for pricing information if you are interested. If you live close enough, I can do a photo shoot for you with all of your photos on a cd for YOU to develop!!!

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