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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Today's Tidbits

Free Samples! Now you can get a free sample of Purex Triple Action liquid detergent.
In a few weeks, new Purex UltraPacks samples will also be available via the FreeSamplePurex.com website.
Please note, that the FreeSamplePurex.com promotion only allows one Purex sample per household per year, so if you choose to sign up for the liquid sample now, you will no longer be eligible to sign up for the
UltraPacks sample once it is available.
I have tried both and I personally like the UltraPacks better.. So I am going to wait! I will let you know when they are available also!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Meal Plan Monday

Happy MONDAY! Welcome to Ronni's Resources! Here is our menu plan for this week:




BREAKFASTS:
Usually we have an “egg sandwich.” This is 2 pieces of toast, an egg scrambled in the microwave, a piece of ham lunchmeat and a piece of cheese. Quick, easy and out the door! If not a sandwich, a quick bowl of cereal or cup of yogurt.

LUNCHES:
I usually brown bag it to work with leftovers, salads or Lean Cusine meals. Jake eats at school with the school lunch program and Joe eats a piece of fruit or a quick sandwich.

DINNER:

Monday:                       Corn dogs and chips

Tuesday:                       Fend for yourself!

Wednesday:                 Fried Rice and egg rolls

Thursday:                     Fend for yourself!

Friday:                          DATE NIGHT PIZZA!

Saturday:                      BLT sandwiches

Sunday:                        Homemade Chicken Noodle soup and rolls


What’s on your table this week?
Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Super Savings Saturday!

I was again blessed this week.
Fred Meyer has Lean Cuisine on sale for 5/$10. There is an in store coupon for B5Get one free. So I got 6 meals- a week's worth of lunches for $10... OH wait, I had a $1/5 coupon! That makes is $9 for six meals! PLUS the Skinny Cow desert had a buy 5 Lean Cuisine get the Skinny Cow for free coupon! Yeah !
How did you do this week?

Friday, January 27, 2012

It's Friday!

Just a reminder.. Today is Mega Swagbucks day, where your chance of winning higher value Swagbucks has increased!
Don’t forget to do all your searches with Swagbucks to earn those digital dollars! It’s easy to get at least 3 Swagbucks a day! Do the daily poll, see if you qualify for a survey, do the NOSO (no obligation, special offers) and Invite a friend!

And thanks for signing up under my referall link

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Works for me Wednesday - quick tips part 2



Use wire to make a “shelf” to store your wrapping paper against the ceiling.
Make your kids a quick craft caddy. Take a metal muffin tin and place plastic cups in each spot. Place a magnent in the bottom of the cup to hold in place and fill with craft supplies.


Cords need labeling? Bread tags make quick and simple cord labels.

Need sunburn relief? Freeze aloe vera in ice cube trays for quick soothing relief.


Just a few quick tricks to make life easier:

Monday, January 23, 2012

Meal Plan Monday

Happy MONDAY! Welcome to Ronni's Resources! Here is our menu plan for this week:

BREAKFASTS:
Usually we have an “egg sandwich.” This is 2 pieces of toast, an egg scrambled in the microwave, a piece of ham lunchmeat and a piece of cheese. Quick, easy and out the door! If not a sandwich, a quick bowl of cereal or cup of yogurt.

LUNCHES:
I usually brown bag it to work with leftovers, salads or Lean Cusine meals. Jake eats at school with the school lunch program and Joe eats a piece of fruit or a quick sandwich.

DINNER:

Monday:                       Spagetti and meatballs w/ Texas Toast

Tuesday:                       Fend for yourself!

Wednesday:                 Hot Dogs and chips

Thursday:                     Fend for yourself!

Friday:                          DATE NIGHT PIZZA!

Saturday:                      roast beef w/ augratin potatoes

Sunday:                        Breakfast for dinner-
                                    Eggs, toast and sausge

What’s on your table this week?
Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Super Savings Saturday!

Wow! I was blessed:

I was able to get everything in this photo for only $33.83!
I made a quick stop at Fred Meyer because I had a coupon for a FREE Sterilite Shoe box. So I popped in to get that and a trash can for my son's room. The trash can was $3.99 w/ 10% off coupon, the towels on clearance for $4.77 and another 40% off of that!
TP was 10/$10, I got 6. the soup the same- 10/$10- and I had 2- $.30 off when you buy 3 coupons. So I just got 6 cans for $.90 each.
Pasta was on sale for 10/$10- and I had 2 $.55 off coupons for the wheat pasta- $.45 a box!!!!
Cereal was on sale for 2/$5 then I used an in-ad coupon making it 2/$4 - limit 4. AND I had 2 $1 off when you buy 2 cereal coupons! $1.50 a box! That's a great price!
Lastly, the cough drops were also 10/$10, I had a $.50 off coupon so I just picked up one bag for $.50!

What kind of deals did you get?

Friday, January 20, 2012

MegaSwag!

 Friday means it’s Mega Swag Bucks Day! Mega Swag Bucks Day is the day that Swagbucks gives away lots and lots of Swagbucks!  They give away upwards of 30,000 Swag Bucks in Mega Bills every Friday!  This means that every Friday, Swagbucks gives you a chance to win MEGA SWAG!
From 3 to 100 Swag Bucks on 1 search!
And don’t forget to do the daily poll and the NOSO’s, for an easy 3 Swagbucks per day! That’s 90 guaranteed Swagbucks a month!
And thanks for signing up under my referral link!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Works for me Wednesday - Quick tips part 1

Just a few quick tricks to make life easier:

If you cut up apples for your lunch or your childs’  school lunch, try this to keep the apples from going brown. Put the pieces back together and wrap a rubber band around to hold in place till lunch time!

Iphone/Ipod volume to low for the room you are in? Place your device in a concave bowl. The shape amplifies the sound.

Use an old wipes container to store your empty plastic bags. Makes a great dispenser.


Going to the beach? Take baby powder with you! It will get sand off of your skin easily! My sister lived in Hawaii and swears by this!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fend for your self

As you might have noticed, I have 2 fend for yourself nights each week for dinner. I do this on purpose for several reasons.
1) It uses up leftovers, 2 less meals to plan, prepare and shop for.
2) The boys, (well Jake really- Josh isn't home much anymore,) know that Tuesday and Thursday nights, if they want to eat, they have to come up with the meal for themselves.
3)If there is no leftovers, then you have to be a bit inventive. I have seen Jake make sandwichs, salads, bagel pizza, cereal, spaggetti and eggs just to name a few.
4)It is teaching my sons valuable skills. Cooking, prep, planning and cleaning up. Great skills to have!

And that is why we have fend for yourself meals.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Meal Plan Monday

Happy MONDAY! And welcome to Ronni's Resources! Here is our menu plan for this week:



BREAKFASTS:
Usually we have an “egg sandwich.” This is 2 pieces of toast, an egg scrambled in the microwave, a piece of ham lunchmeat and a piece of cheese. Quick, easy and out the door! If not a sandwich, a quick bowl of cereal or cup of yogurt.

LUNCHES:
I usually brown bag it to work with leftovers, salads or Lean Cusine meals. Jake eats at school with the school lunch program and Joe eats a piece of fruit or a quick sandwich.

DINNER:

Monday:                       POT PIES AND MASHED TATORS

Tuesday:                       FEND FOR YOUR SELF

Wednesday:                 TACOS

Thursday:                     FEND FOR YOUR SELF

Friday:                          DATE NIGHT-- PIZZA!

Saturday:                      FISH FILLETS AND FRIES

Sunday:                        ASIAN CHICKEN SALAD



What’s on your table this week?
Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Super Savings Saturday

Not much to tell today, I was able to get 6 Lean Cuisine Meals for $9. Fred Meyer was having 5/$10, and buy 5 get 1 free. I also had a $1 off when you buy 5.

Ken's Dressing was on sale at Winco for $1.98, I had $1 off coupons. $.98 is a great price for salad dressing!

I went to Staples with my rewards rebates (From buying batteries in November and December) and I was able to get a cartridge of black ink for free!

Today's Tidbits! Part 2

Totsy has Valentine Day socks for just $.75! If you’ve never ordered from Totsy before, you’ll get free shipping on your first order, too. These are super cute, but selling out fast! Check them out


Thanks for using my referral link

Today's Tidbits

What is Vitacost.com?
Vitacost.com is the best place for all of your health and wellness needs!
They offer:
  • A huge selection of over 30,000 health & wellness products, including vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, personal care products, organic foods and so much more
  • Savings up to 70% off retail every day
  • Free shipping on any order over $49*
  • Award-winning customer service

And right now Vitacost.com is offering $10 coupons on your first purchase.
I got Burt's Bees Baby Bee® Getting Started Kit -- 5 Pieces For $.99 + $4.99 for shipping after my coupon. This will make a great baby shower gift for a total of $5.98! If you need something great for your baby gift box, check out Vitacost.com for wipes, diapers and more!
 
 
Don't forget to shop thru EBATES for 8% back on your purchase!




Friday, January 13, 2012

Today's Tidbits

Today's Kindle Deal of theKindle Daily Deal Day is 90% off of Ed McBain's "87th Precinct."
McBain has earned the Mystery Writers of America's "Grand Master Award" for lifetime achievement. Today only, 35 Kindle Books from the series are just $0.99 each.







You can get a free card with free shipping today from Cardstore.com.
Choose any card from Cardstore.com, add it to your cart, go to checkout, and use coupon code FREECARD121 to get it free.
This is only available for the first 10,000 cards.

Laundry Detergent part 2

As you know I am a Purex Insider. A part of being an insider is the chance to review products before they hit the shelves.


I was recently sent a full size bottle of laundry detergent . The new and improved Purex TripleAction. I love Purex, I love that the products are great products at a great price for my wallet! This new TripleAction has the best parts of the current formula and adds improved brightening power. I have to say that it does clean and brighten even better. And the best part is the price! It's about 1/2 the price of the leading brand. Purex is
safe for all machines, including high-efficiency machines. TripleAction comes in several scents. I like Mountain Breeze the best!


Disclosure: Purex provided a free sample of their TripleAction laundry detergent so I could write a review. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.

Friday the 13th!!!!

It's Friday the 13th, that also means it’s Mega Swag Bucks Day!

Mega Swag Bucks Day is the day that the fine people at Swagbucks give away too many Swag Bucks, just….too many.
They give away upwards of 30,000 Swag Bucks in Mega Bills every Friday! This means that every Friday, gives you a chance to win gobs, and gobs of Swagbucks, from 3 to 100 Swag Bucks on 1 search!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

SWAG CODE EXTRAVAGANZA.! FRIDAY THE 13TH!!

Tomorrow, January 13th will be another SWAG CODE EXTRAVAGANZA! 
60 Swag Bucks will be given out – starts at 4 am PST all the way thru 6:30pm PST. There will be 8 codes total!
Happy Swagging!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Works for Me Wednesday-- Small Steps

Don’t know where to start to organize?
Start small; just take a drawer, a shelf, a corner.
Pull everything out, decide what needs to stay and what needs to go, then everything that goes… move into your designated donation area and then proceed to replace everything that stays.

Put like items together. Use everyday items for storage; be creative in your storage ideas. I use an over the door shoe holder in my pantry for packets of coca, spice and other small items.
Have fun with it!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Buying in Bulk

Buying in bulk can save you money. I have been buying shredded cheese in a bag when it’s on sale for 10/$10. But we haven’t had that kind of a sale in quite sometime and my stores were getting low.


So I bought a big bag of shredded cheese. This bag is equal to 8 cups and was $6.51. The smaller 2 cup packages were selling for $1.78. I got the bigger bag, dumped it all into a bowl and made my own 2 cup bags:




The funny thing is the big bag held MORE than 8 cups. I actually got 9 cups out of it! This was a savings of $.61 and less than 3 minutes of my time to break it down into smaller bags, but remember those pennies add up!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Today's Tidbits

Today's Kindle Daily Deal  is Rick Reilly's entertaining and wide-ranging collection of sports essays--with an introduction by Lance Armstrong--is just $0.99 (90% off yesterday's price).

Vistaprint is having their semi-annual sale. Lots of stuff for free including :
  • Small banners ( I used 1 for my son's wedding as a congratulations sign, another time I made a "Happy Birthday" sign to hang up on those special days.)
  • Premium Business Cards
  • Standard Postcards ( I use as thank you cards or greeting cards)
  • Free Tshirts and MUCH MUCH MORE!
Don't forget to shop thru EBATES for 5% cash back!

Meal Plan Monday

Happy MONDAY! And welcome to Ronni's Resources! Here is our menu plan for this week:



BREAKFASTS:
Usually we have an “egg sandwich.” This is 2 pieces of toast, an egg scrambled in the microwave, a piece of ham lunchmeat and a piece of cheese. Quick, easy and out the door! If not a sandwich, a quick bowl of cereal or cup of yogurt.

LUNCHES:
I usually brown bag it to work with leftovers, salads or Lean Cusine meals. Jake eats at school with the school lunch program and Joe eats a piece of fruit or a quick sandwich.

DINNER:

Monday:                       SPAGETTI AND MEATBALLS W/ TEXAS TOAST

Tuesday:                       FEND FOR YOUR SELF

Wednesday:                 BREAKFAST BURRITOS (couldn’t get enough last week and I                                              want to make extra to freeze.)

Thursday:                     FEND FOR YOUR SELF

Friday:                          DATE NIGHT-- PIZZA!

Saturday:                      ORIENTAL CHICKEN SALAD

Sunday:                        CORN DOGS AND CHIPS



What’s on your table this week?
Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Keeping your Skin Soft

It's the dry winter months again, and it's taking a toll on your skin. I use coconut oil on my skin and it has made  world of differance.

Right now, Amazon is offering Nutivia Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 15-Ounce Tubs (Pack of 2) for only $16.20. and you can save an extra 15% with Subscribe & Save: Sign up to have this item delivered at a regular interval of your choice, and the current price drops to $13.77 ($0.46 / oz) . Shipping is always free. No fees, no risks, no obligations. (And you can cancel at anytime!)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Laundry Detergent!

Laundry Detergent, not something you really think about right? Me neither until recently PUREX sent me a sample of there NEW PUREX ULTRAPACKS.
“It’s Laundry Simplified”


I received the package and opened it up, at first I couldn’t believe my eyes, someone had sent me some dishwashing soap? You know the little gel packs you throw into your dishwasher? But NO, as I looked closer, it was LAUNDRY DETERGENT!!!! How cool! I love the simplicity of little packs that you throw into the washer, start the water and load the clothes. No more messy liquids that spill, (especially when kids are doing laundry!) and no more dried powder on my clothes from powder detergent.

This is the greatest stuff! I am teaching my kids that only 1 ULTRAPACK per load is needed and I have more confidence that when they do the laundry, the correct amount of laundry detergent is used.

Purex UltraPacks are a convenient pre-dosed liquid detergent. Each UltraPack contains 2x concentrated liquid detergent, and they are safe for all machines, including high-efficiency machines. They come in Mountain Breeze and Free and Clear.

Purex UltraPacks will be in stores February 2012! So watch for them in your favorite store!

Disclosure: Purex provided a free sample of their UltraPacks laundry detergent so I could write a review. However, all of the opinions expressed her are my own.

Super Savings Saturday-- vitamins!

Wow! 7 days into the new year already! Have you made any resolutions? Are you having trouble keeping them? One of mine is to make sure I take my vitamins every day.

One way I found to make sure I do this is to have a pill box next to my toothbrush. This is a seven day pill box and when I go in to the bathroom every night to brush my teeth, it reminds me to take my vitamins also.

Speaking of vitamins, now is the best time of the year to buy those vitamins!
Fred Meyer has Nature Made Vitamins BOGO this week. I picked up a bottle of Vitamin D and got the Vitamin C for free, I also had $1 of a bottle of Nature Made and another $1 of Vitamin D. So for $6.99 I was able to get a few months supply of both.

Fred Meyer also had Centrum Multivitamins on sale for $7.99 each. I had $3 off coupons which made them $4.99 each. (Basically 1/2 price, as the original price was $8.99).


Grand total $37.38!


Friday, January 6, 2012

Today's Tidbits

Today's Kindle Deal of the day is: Beth Groundwater's wilderness mystery--the first in an action-packed series featuring white-water guide Mandy Tanner--is just $0.99 (90% off yesterday's price).
There should be six coupon inserts in this weekend’s newspaper, including 2 Smart Source, 1 Red Plum, 1 General Mills, 1 Target and 1 Walmart insert. Note that coupon inserts vary by region.

MoneyWiseMoms has a great article on How to Harness your Consumer Power. I have used several of her stratagies in the past with great results.

Bath and Body Works is having their Semi Annual Sale! And this weekend get $10 of any $30 purchase! Use coupon code QUACK10 for online purchases or print this coupon to shop in stores! Also 75% of selected products.. (Wallflowers are only $2 while supplies last!)

Mega Swagbucks Day!

Just a reminder.. Today is Mega Swagbucks day, where your chance of winning higher value Swagbucks has increased!
Don’t forget to do all your searches with Swagbucks to earn those digital dollars! It’s easy to get at least 3 Swagbucks a day! Do the daily poll, see if you qualify for a survey, do the NOSO (no obligation, special offers) and Invite a friend!

And thanks for signing up under my referall link

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Works for Me Wednesday! Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
If your life is feeling cluttered, overloaded and unorganized, now is the time to fix it. New Year, New You!

The first steps to de-cluttering are simple.
1)     Don’t just put it down, put it away.  If you just throw the coat/clothes/shoes on the floor, at some point you are going to have to stop and pick them up and put away. Why not take a minute and just do it to begin with?
2)   Take 5 minutes everyday and just wonder thru your house with a basket or bag and pick up stray items and return them to where they belong.
3)    Remember my mantra:
A Place
for EVERYTHING and Everything in its PLACE.

That’s what works for me!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Today's Tidbits

I love my Kindle, and now Amazon has started doing Daily Deals for the Kindle.
Today's Daily Deal is Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy for $0.99 ($15.95 value), which gets 4 out of 5 stars in 181 reviews.

Money, Marriage and Motherhood has a great way to get Charmin toilet paper for $.15 a roll at Staples!

Get a free sample of Puffs To Go, just fill out the form.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Meal Plan Monday

Happy 2012!!!
One goal I have this year is to continue to meal plan every week. I find that this keeps my shopping under control and takes a bite (pun intended J) out of the stress of life! If I know what’s for dinner, that’s one less thing I have to think about:

On the menu this week we have:

BREAKFASTS:
Breakfasts are usually just me and Jake, my youngest. I usually fix an “egg sandwich.” This is 2 pieces of toast, an egg scrambled in the microwave, a piece of ham lunchmeat and a piece of cheese. Quick, easy and out the door!

LUNCHES:
I usually brown bag it to work with leftovers, salads or Lean Cusine meals. Jake eats at school with the school lunch program and Joe eats a piece of fruit or a quick sandwich.

DINNER:

Monday:                       CHICKEN SANDWICHES AND CHIPS

Tuesday:                       FEND FOR YOUR SELF

Wednesday:                 BREAKFAST BURRITIOS

Thursday:                     FEND FOR YOUR SELF

Friday:                          DATE NIGHT-- PIZZA!

Saturday:                      GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES AND TOMATO SOUP

Sunday:                        TERIAKI CHICKEN AND RICE



What’s on your table this week?
Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy 2012!!
Here's to wishing you a happy, healthy and prospours New Year!