Friday, July 30, 2010

Free Whataburger on August 3rd!

Get a FREE Whataburger!

Here's how (pulled from
"Pull out your best orange outfits and wear them with pride.
 We’re celebrating our 60th birthday on August 3rd from 5pm-8pm.
 Just stop by your neighborhood Whataburger, show off your orange and get a free Whataburger."

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Here's Why I LOVE Target...

I LOVE the fact that Target has their own coupons!

That means you can stack their coupons
with manufactuer coupons for even BIGGER savings!

Here's my latest shopping trip:

That's a LOT of savings!

Here's the breakdown:

Finish Quantumatic Starter Kit- $4.99
- $3 Coupon from 7/18 SS
paid $1.99 after coupon

Wonka Chocolate Bar - $2.29
paid .29c after coupons

Juicy Juice 8pk Box Drinks - $2.29
paid $1.29 each after coupons

Kid Cuisine - $1.75 (Price Cut)
paid .75c each after coupon

SoBe LifeWater 20 oz  - $1
got 4 for FREE

Quattro Women Shaver - $6.99
- $4 7/18 SS
paid 2.99 after coupon

U by Kotex - $3.84
- $1 Manufactuer Coupon
paid $1.84 after coupons

Always Ultra 16 Count - $3.14
- FREE Coupon from "Being A Girl" kit

Total Spent: $17.42 + tax
Got 18 items!!

SAVED $27.76!

It pays to clip coupons and
"stack" with Target!

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another winner is picked.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Reminder: WAT-AAH! Giveaway Ends TOMORROW!

If you haven't entered for the WAT-AAH! Prize Pack
go to my "Giveaways" tab and Enter NOW.
The Giveaway Contest Ends 7/28/2010 at Midnight.
A winner will be chosen at random on 7/29/2010
and will be announced on this blog as well as via email.

Good Luck!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mailbox Monday: Freebies in my Box!

It's another Mailbox Monday!
Here are all the freebies that I got this week:

The Loot:
Free Items Ordered thru Vista Print
Calphalon Grill Pan from CSN Stores (upcoming review)
Replacement Parts for Little Tikes Patrol Car
(Did you know that Little Tikes covers all parts for a year after purchase??)

Home Decorators Catalogue (LOVE THIS ONE!!)
Charmin Basic Coupons - don't know how I got this

For more awesome mailbox freebies...
check out A Frugal Friend


Until Next Monday...

Menu Plan Monday: Dinners for 7/26/10 - 7/30/10

Monday, July 26, 2010: Ham Steak & Mashed Potatoes
Tuesday, July 27, 2010: Teriaki Chicken w/ Grilled Pinneaple
Wednesday, July 28, 2010: Open Face Turkey Sandwich
Thursday, July 29, 2010: Spagetti & Italian Bread
Friday, July 30, 2010: Chicken and Rice Casserole

All the recipes are my own and I will be posting
each recipe after I make it and how much
it cost me!

For more menu plans and recipes,
go to Org Junkie.

Happy Cooking,

Friday, July 23, 2010

Kids N Caboodle Review & Giveaway

Recently, I became a product reviewer for Survey Junkie.
My first product to review was some cute leather baby shoes

Check out the review for the shoes over at Survey Junkie's blog
and enter for a chance to win a great pair of these shoes for a little one!
Hurry, giveaway ends on August 11, 2010.

Good Luck,

Check out my Guest Post...


Keli over at Feeding Four asked me to write a guest post on her blog.
It's called "Frugalize Your Meals" and there's a lot of great tips in there!

Happy Reading,

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Snikiddy Review & Giveaway!

Remember when I first told you about Snikiddy
This is one of my son's FAVORITE snacks!
They make fabulous great tasting snacks that are made with simple ingredients.
Snikiddy is a wonderful snack for toddlers, kids and adults!

Snikiddy was founded by a mother/daughter team that are very passionate about creating delicious, healthy and fun snacks for everyone.  Currently, their products come in several different varieties from baked fries to cheese puffs. The products come in all different yummy flavors including "southwest cheddar" and "buffalo" for the adults and "grilled cheese" and "classic ketchup" for the kiddos.


Review: Snikiddy and provided me with a sample of the Cheddar Cheese Baked Fries to review. This isn't the first time we've had Snikiddy baked fries so when my son saw the package, he got SUPER happy! He ate them as fast as I could hand them to him. Before I knew it, half the bag was empty and he had an orange stained grin. As a mommy, I am very excited about the fact that the snacks are preservative free, low in saturated fat and contain no trans fat.


Where to buy: You can get 4.5 oz. bags of Snikiddy Snacks online HERE for $1.79 ea. with FREE shipping!  You can also find Snikiddy Snacks in a store near you by using their online store locator.

Don't forget to print out their $1 OFF coupon before you go!

CONGRATS TO: Shala_darkstone, Haidy and Denise!  Giveaway Prize: Snikiddy and have graciously offered THREE of my readers to receive some Snikiddy snacks of their very own!

Mandatory Entry:

1. Go to Snikiddy and tell me which flavor you'd love to try!

Additional Entries:

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3. Become a fan of Snikiddy on Facebook! (+ 1 Additional Entry)

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Open to U.S. Entries Only. Please leave a comment for each additional entry. Giveaway ends on August 8, 2010 at 11:59 CST. Winner will be chosen by and will be announced on the Giveaways page. Winner will also be contacted by email. Be sure that texasaver@yahoo is on your safe sender list as you don't want to miss the email if you are chosen as the winner. Winner will have 5 days to respond to me by email before another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: The giveaway prize will be provided to the winners directly from Snikiddy. I was provided a sample of the product at no cost to facilitate this review and the opinions expressed in the review are 100% mine.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Frugal Recipe: Stuffed Green Peppers

Stuffed Green Peppers Dinner - $1.45 per person
Makes 6


1.25 lbs. Ground Beef 85/15 - $4.24
6 Green Bell Peppers - $4.08
small yellow onion (chopped) - $.40
3/4 Cup uncooked rice - had in pantry
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce - had in fridge
1 tsp. minced garlic - had in fridge
1 can diced tomatoes  - had in pantry
1 can tomato sauce - had in pantry
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 Tbl. sugar
salt n pepper - had in pantry
1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese - had in fridge
1/2 Cup water - on hand

Bring a large stock pot of salted water to a boil.
Cut off the tops of the green peppers, remove seeds.
Cook peppers in boiling water for 5 minutes.
Drain and sprinkle inside with salt.
In Large Skillet, brown beef and onions until browned.
Drain beef mixture and season with salt/pepper.
Stir in can tomatoes, rice, 1/2 cup water and Worcestershire sauce.
Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes until rice is cooked.
Remove from heat and stir in shredded cheese.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Stuff each pepper with beef & rice mixture.
Put stuffed peppers in casserole dish.
In medium size bowl, combine tomato sauce, sugar and oregano.
Pour over green peppers.
Bake covered for 25-30 minutes.
Total Cost: $8.72 or $1.45 per person (feeds 6)

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Recipe: The Best Red Velvet Cake Ever!

Recipe from Bakerella

Cake Ingredients:
2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
2 Cups Sugar
1 Tbl. Cocoa
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
1 1/2 Cups Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Buttermilk
1 Tbl. White Vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 oz. red food coloring (2 bottles)

Frosting Ingredients:
8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
1 cup stick butter (softenend)
1 tsp. vanilla
6 cups powdered sugar

Cake Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray 2-8inch round cake pans.
In Large Bowl, combine all wet ingredients together with wire wisk.
In another Large Bowl, combine all dry ingredients together with wire wisk.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix on medium speed.
Pour evenly into cake pans.
Release any air bubbles by dropping cake pans on counter.
Bake for 30 minutes on 350.
Let Cool for 15-20 minutes.
Remove to wire racks to cool completely and cover with plastic wrap.

Frosting Directions:
Beat Cream Cheese and butter until smooth.
Add vanilla.
Add powdered sugar one cup at a time until fully incorporated.
Frost away!

Happy Baking,

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Giveaway Scout - One Stop Shop!

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All You Grocery Challenge - Week 4 Recap - It's Over!

All You Grocery Challenge Week 4 Recap
July 11, 2010 - July 17, 2010

Challenge Goal: $25 person/week
My Goal: $20 person/week

Sunday, July 11, 2010
Dinner at In-Laws - FREE

Monday, July 12, 2010
Breakfast Burritos: 3 people
Total Cost: $.31 per person

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Birthday Dinner: 3 people
Total Cost: $4.48 per person

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Buffalo Chicken Puffs: 3 people
Total Cost: $1.56 per person

Thursday, July 15, 2010
BBQ Dinner Out (bought by friends) - FREE

Friday, July 16, 2010
Goulash Dinner: 5 people
Total Cost: $.91 per person

Saturday, July 17, 2010
Stuffed Green Peppers: 3 people
Total Cost: $2.09 per person


All You Grocery Challenge Goal: $25 person/week
My Goal: $20 person/week

Total Spent for Week: $9.35 person/week


All You Grocery Challenge Summary:

Week 1 Total Spent: $10.83 person/week
Week 2 Total Spent: $9.87 person/week
Week 3 Total Spent: $11.12 person/week
Week 4 Total Spent: $9.35 person/week

WOW!  Now, i'm going to fill out my exit form --
maybe I'll win the grand prize of $1,000!  Who knows?

From now on, I'll continue cooking weekly and provide ya'll the recipes and cost breakdown.

Happy Cooking,

All You Grocery Challenge - Week 4, Day 5 & 6

All You Grocery Challenge - Week 4, Day 5

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dinner Out (bought by friends) - FREE!

All You Grocery Challenge - Week 4, Day 6

Goulash Dinner: $.91 per person

Friday, July 16, 2010

Goulash Dinner: 5 people (family + inlaws)


1 1/2 lb. Ground Beef 85/15 - $3.66
1 medium onion (chopped) - $.39
1 1/2 Cups Water - Free (from tap)
1 can Tomato Sauce - FREE (had in pantry)
1 can Diced Tomato - FREE (had in pantry)
1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic - FREE (had in fridge)
1 Tbl. italian seasoning - FREE (had in pantry)
1 tsp. bay leaves - FREE (had in pantry)
1 1/2 Tbl. soy sauce - Free (had in fridge)
1/2 package elbow macaroni - $.48
1 Cup Fresh Spinach - FREE (had in fridge)
salt n pepper - 1/2 Tbl each.

In large skillet, saute ground beef over medium high heat.
Add onions and garlic. Continue to cook until beef isn't pink.
Add water, tomato sauce, tomatoes, italian seasoning,
 bay leaves, soy sauce, salt and pepper.
Stir well.
Place lid on pot and allow to cook for 20 minutes on medium to low heat.
Add elbow macaroni and return lid to pot.
Simmer for another 15-20 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Top with cheddar cheese and sour cream if desired.

Total Cost: $4.53 or $.91 per person

All You Grocery Challenge Goal: $3.57 per person
My Goal: $2.86 per person

Goal Met? Yes!

It's also kid friendly....

He LOVED it!

All You Grocery Challenge - Week 4, Day 3 & 4

All You Grocery Challenge - Week 4, Day 3

Hubby's Birthday Dinner Out - 3 people

Total Cost: $13.43 (used coupons) or $4.48 per person

Goal Met? No, but that's ok.

All You Grocery Challenge - Week 4, Day 4

Buffalo Chicken Puffs: $1.56 per person

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Buffalo Chicken Crescent Puffs: 3 people
Recipe adapted from Pillsbury

1 can Shredded All-White Chicken - $2.00
1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rounds - $1.44
1/4 Cup Buffalo Sauce - Free (had on hand)
8 oz. softened cream cheese - $1.24
1/4 Cup Ranch Dressing - FREE (had on hand)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
In medium bowl, combine all ingredients (except crescents).
Remove crescent rounds from package (do not separate).
Cut into 8 equal size rounds.
Spread each round to at least 3 inches wide.
Place Tbl. of mixture in center of dough round.
Wrap dough around mixture and press firmly to seal any edges.
Place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Serve with crudite of veggies.

Total Cost: $4.68 or $1.56 per person

All You Grocery Challenge Goal: $3.57 per person/week
My Goal: $2.86 per person/week

Goal Met? Yes!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mailbox Monday: Freebies Anyone?

Happy Monday!

Thanks to A Frugal Friend and Simply Stacie for hosting!

Kind of a slow week last week...
which only means the freebies should start
rolling in this week!

The loot:

All You Magazine - August Issue FREE (trial)
Snikiddy Snacks - for product review (coming up soon!)
Baby Diner - Free! (paid shipping)
Coupon for FREE 4-pack of Uncrustables (sent compliment)

That's all I got this week, how'd you do?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Winners of the Hasbro Coupon Giveaway

The Winners of the Hasbro Coupons are:

B+L Mitchell

**Winners have been contacted and have 5 days to respond to me!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Easy & Quick Chocolatey Rolls

Super Easy & Quick Chocolately Rolls

Every Sunday, I make breakfast for my family.
I didn't have any eggs or bread to make french toast
and no flour to make pancakes.
I found all of this in my fridge & pantry
and the chocolatey roll was born.
Not healthy by any means but it was so yummy and quick!
which I've done and love them!


1 can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
Mini Chocolate Chips
Cocoa Powder


Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
Open can of crescent rolls.
"Unroll" each crescent roll from can.
Spread each crescent roll with a layer of butter.
Sprinkle a generous layer of cocoa powder.
Sprinkle a generous layer of chocolate chips.
Roll up.
Place on greased baking sheet.

Bake at 375 for 11-13 minutes until golden brown.

Warning: these are very chocolatey!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

All You Grocery Challenge - Week 3 Recap

All You Grocery Challenge Week 3 Recap
July 4, 2010 - July 10, 2010

Challenge Goal: $25 per person/week
My Goal: $20 per person/week

Sunday, July 4, 2010
Total Cost: $1.43 per person

Monday, July 5, 2010
Sloppy Joe Dinner: 3 people
Total Cost: $2.41 per person

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Spinach Salad Dinner: 3 people
Total Cost: $1.59 per person

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tostadas & Apple Dumplings: 3 people
Total Cost: $1.96 per person

Thursday, July 8, 2010
Total Cost: $.65 per person

Friday, July 9, 2010
Chicken Nuggets & Wacky Mac: 3 people
Total Cost: $1.02 per person

Saturday, July 10, 2010
Dinner Out: 3 people (used coupons)
Total Cost: $2.06 per person


All You Grocery Challenge - $25 person/week

My Week 2 Goal - $20 person/week

Total Spent for Week 3: $11.12 per person/week

Savings are still going strong!!
Thanks for Reading,

Frugal Resource: CSN Stores! (Review Coming Up!)

I'm so excited to share with you a wonderful frugal resource! Have you ever wanted to find a one-stop shop that has a gift for everyone on your list? Or are you a shopper that suffers from store hopping burnout? Well, look no further!  CSN Stores has everything you could ever need!  With over 200 different online shopping sites, you can find big items like dining room tables to small items like cheese graters. CSN Stores cover everything from baby furniture, cookware, fitness equipment, and outdoor grills.

With stellar customer service, competitive prices and an amazing selection of products, it's no wonder that CSN Stores have rapidly grown into one of the top 3 online retailers for home and office products. CSN Stores make it easy to navigate each website by allowing the customer to browse by brand, price, customer rating and lots of other categories.

You all know by now that I LOVE to cook.  I have been looking to add a grill pan to my cookware collection so I decided to start my search on one of the CSN Stores,  I was able to narrow down my selection in a matter of seconds with just a couple clicks. There are so many wonderful grill pans to choose from at an affordable price and most of the items came with FREE shipping!  Every penny counts, right?

Which one will it be?

I'm so excited to be able to review a product from CSN Stores and can't wait to share with you all about the product I chose!

Happy Shopping!

All You Grocery Challenge - Week 4, Day 1 & 2

All You Grocery Challenge - Week 4, Day 1

Sunday, July 11, 2010
Dinner at in-laws: FREE!

All You Grocery Challenge, Week 4, Day 2

Breakfast Burritos: $.31 per person

Monday, July 12, 2010

Turkey Bacon, Potato & Egg Burritos: 3 people

5 Eggs (@ .09 ea.) - $.45
Flour Tortillas - FREE (in-store promotion)
1 Russet Potato - $.49
Turkey Bacon (5 slices) - Free (had on hand)
Sour Cream (topping) - Free (had on hand)
Shredded Cheddar Cheese (garnish) - Free (had on hand)

Cook Turkey Bacon as directed on package.
While bacon is cooking, peel potato and shred potato with grater.
In medium skillet, heat 2 Tbl of vegetable oil.
Add potato and cook until golden brown.
Once potato is cooked, remove and set aside.
Scramble eggs with salt n pepper.
Cook on medium heat in same skillet.
Once cooked, add potato and crumbled bacon.
Serve with warmed flour tortillas.
Garnish with sour cream and cheese.

Total Cost: $.94 or $.31 per person (WOW!)

All You Grocery Challenge Goal: $3.57 per person
My Goal: $2.86

Goal Met? Yes!

All You Grocery Challenge - Week 3, Day 6 & 7

All You Grocery Challenge - Week 3, Day 6

Chicken Nuggets & Wacky Mac - $1.02 per person

Friday, July 9, 2010
Cost Breakdown

Chicken Nuggets & Wacky Mac Dinner: 3 people

1 box of Tyson Chicken Nuggets - $2.50
1/2 bag of Wacky Mac - $.56
Cheddar Cheese (garnish) - Free (had on hand)

Total Cost: $3.06 or $1.02 per person

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dinner Out: $6.17 or $2.06 per person

All You Grocery Challenge Goal - $3.57 per person
My Goal - $2.86 per person

Goal Met? YES (on both days!)

Sweeps: 101 Prizes from

You all know by now that I LOVE giveaways!

Check out the 101 Days of Giveaways

All you have to do is fill out an entry form
for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

A new prize is up for grabs each day!

Here are just a few coming up!


Enter Today!  Good Luck!