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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Works for me Wednesday.. reuse...

In an effort to reduce waste and not buy unnessasary things, I have been trying to give life to things that I thought I was done with.



For example I was cleaning out the freezer and I found an old ice cube tray. Since both of the fridges I have make ice, I have no need for this tray, but before I toss it I decieded to take another look. What could I use this for? Then it hit me! Earrings! Earrings are small and always getting lost or misplaced.
So I put a pair of earrings into eache compartment. Easy! and I can move the tray to the bedroom or bath or where ever is convienant for me!

If your kids, (or hubby,) always seem to buy touristy tshirts, but then soon tire of them, instead of tossing in the donation pile, turn it inside out, sew the bottom closed then reverse it. Cut off the sleeves and neckline to make handles at the shoulders and Voila! a cute cloth bag@

I also use old eyeglass cases to put my electronic chargers in when I travel, nice and neat and all in one place.

What to you do to reuse?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tightwad Tuesday.. homemade remedies

TightWad Tuesdays Well winter is almost over, (we can hope). But feeling sick can happen in any season. Here are a few homemade remedies to try.

  • Stuffy nose? Try a couple of peppermint Altoids. They will help clear up a stuffy nose.
  • Headache? Two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain without the side effects of traditional pain relievers.
  • Sore throat? Mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup honey and take 1 tablespoon 6 times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
  • Got a UTI? Drink two tablets of Alka-Seltzer in water at the begining of your symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly.
  • Acne? Put a dap of honey on the blemish, cover with a Band-Aid and go to bed. Usually works overnight.
So if you want to avoid a doctor visit, visit your kitchen cupboard instead.

**this is no way intended to be medical advice. When in doubt always call your doctor.

Linking to http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-10/

Monday, February 25, 2013

Meal Plan Monday


Happy MONDAY! Welcome to Ronni's Resources!

Wow! I can't believe February is almost over! Looking forward to Spring!

 

BREAKFASTS:
We usually have cereal, oatmeal, breakfast burritos or egg sandwiches.

LUNCHES:
I usually brown bag it to work with leftovers or salads. Joe eats soup or leftovers and Jake eats at school.

DINNER:

Monday:                      Homemade Pot Pies

Tuesday:                      Fend for yourself

Wednesday:                BBQ Chicken and baked beans

Thursday:                    Fend for yourself!

Friday:                         Date Night - Pizza!

Saturday:                     Enchiladas

Souper Sunday:           Soup and Sandwiches

 

What’s on your table this week?

Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Friday, February 22, 2013

Happy Friday


Just a reminder.. Today is Mega Swagbucks day, where your chance of winning higher value Swagbucks has increased!
 
 
Stay tuned on MONDAY Feb 25, cause they’re celebrating their 5th birthday! I went back and looked to see when I joined Swagbucks, I found out it was just a few months after they started up, so I’ve been a member for most of those five years. And during those five years, I’ve earned hundreds of free dollars in Amazon credit.


If you’re new to Swagbucks, now is a great time to join because right now, new members get a whopping 90 additional bonus Swag Bucks when you join here and enter the code 5THBIRTHDAY – since all new users get 30 Swag Bucks upon sign up, you’ll start off with 120! That puts you well on your way to the 450 Swag Bucks you need to get a $5 Amazon gift certificate.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Today's Tidbits- cheap music!

Dead Space 3Gold Box: New Deals. Every Day.\
Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day is Dead Space 3 for $39.99.  Other Amazon deals include $.50 MP3 songs.
Songs include The Lumineers, "Ho Hey," and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Wanz), "Thrift Shop" and much much more. Go check it out.


Today only, get FREE shipping with no minimum at Oriental Trading Company. They have great items for Easter baskets, party favors, and teacher gifts.

Tightwad Tuesday


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I love spending a few minutes every morning earning rewards for my family. One of the sites I recommend is Irazoo.
Irazoo is a lot like Swagbucks, it rewards you points for, completing offers, surveys, watching videos, playing games, and other tasks. Points can can be exchanged for gift cards. It takes 3000 points to earn 1 $5 Amazon gift card.

One small step.. equals big rewards!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Meal Plan Monday


Happy MONDAY! Welcome to Ronni's Resources!

Good Monday Morning!  We've got a busy week, so a few easy on the go meals have been planned.

 

BREAKFASTS:
We usually have cereal, oatmeal, breakfast burritos or egg sandwiches.

LUNCHES:
I usually brown bag it to work with leftovers or salads. Joe eats soup or leftovers and Jake eats at school.

DINNER:

Monday:                      Chicken Sandwiches

Tuesday:                      Fend for yourself

Wednesday:                Hot dogs and fries

Thursday:                    Fend for yourself!

Friday:                         Date Night - Pizza!

Saturday:                     Crockpot Chili

Souper Sunday:           Soup and Sandwiches

 

What’s on your table this week?

Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy Friday!


Just a reminder.. Today is Mega Swagbucks day, where your chance of winning higher value Swagbucks has increased!

The above screen shot is just an example of what you can win.. like I did! And today they are giving away higher value bucks and more of them! Happy searching!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Today's Tidbits-- Valentines Day :)

Happy Valentines day!!! Hope you all get to spend it with your loved ones!Heart Clip Art


"Die Hard: 25th Anniversary Collection" on Blu-ray, Plus See "A Good Day to Die Hard"


 
Amazon's Gold Box deal today is Die Hard 25th anniversary collection on Blue-Ray. This five-disc collection features the first four "Die Hard" films and an all-new bonus disc, "Decoding Die Hard." Plus you also receive a reward code to see "A Good Day to Die Hard" in theaters today.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tuesday Tidbits.. Senior Edition

Senior Discounts are everywhere!
 
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So, I'm not quite to the Senior Discount stage, but my parents are... and I never realized how many places honor our seniors. But they won't tell you .... unless you ask.

Many places consider senior to be 50 and up.  please note not every store will offer the same discounts but it certainly never hurts to ask!
Here is a small list of places that do:


Restaurant Discounts
  • Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
  • Arby's: 10% off (55+)
  • Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
  • Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
  • Burger King: 10% off (60+)
  • Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55+)
  • Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
  • IHOP: 10% off (55+)
  • Jack in the Box: up to 20% off (55+)
  • KFC: free small drink with any meal (55+)
  • Krispy Kreme: 10% off (50+)
  • Subway: 10% off at manager's discretion (60+)
  • Taco Bell: 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)-- My dad and mom enjoy this one alot!
Retail and Clothing Discounts
  • Banana Republic: 10% off (50+)
  • C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
  • Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
  • Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
  • Kohl's: 15% off (60+)
  • Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
  • Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55+)
  • The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off (55+)


  • Grocery Discounts
  • Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month (55+)
  • Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
  • Publix: 5% off every Wednesday (60+; only valid outside FL)


Please note not every store will offer the same discounts but it certainly never hurts to ask!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Meal Plan Monday


Happy MONDAY! Welcome to Ronni's Resources!

Good Monday Morning! I am grateful for meal planning... especially for weeks when we are going to be super busy!  My youngest turns 15 this week and  we are celebrating!
 

BREAKFASTS:
We usually have cereal, oatmeal, breakfast burritos or egg sandwiches.

LUNCHES:
I usually brown bag it to work with leftovers or salads. Joe eats soup or leftovers and Jake eats at school.

DINNER:

Monday:                      BBQ Chicken thighs with baked beans

Tuesday:  BIRTHDAY DINNER:   Out to Red Robin!

Wednesday:                Lasagana

Thursday:                    Fend for yourself!

Friday:                         Date Night - Pizza!

Saturday:                     Fried Rice and egg rolls

Souper Sunday:           Soup and Sandwiches

 

What’s on your table this week?

Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Friday, February 8, 2013

Swag bucks Friday!


It's Friday! Isn't that great! And to make it even better if you sign up for Swagbucks (thanks for using my referall link) you can be rewarded for things you do anyway!!
 
Use Swagbucks to search the web and randomly you will be rewarded with "Swagbucks" - redeem them for all sorts of prizes. My favorite is Amazon Gift Cards.
I then save them for the holidays.
 
It’s easy to get at least 4 Swagbucks a day! Do the daily poll and the NOSO (no obligation, special offers)  and use the tool bar. Of course there are lots more ways to earn bucks, searching and watching videos, and looking for swag codes, just to name a few. In January I earned more than 2000 Swagbucks alone!  Go check it out!
 
 

 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

GIVEAWAY!

As promised, today you can enter my giveaway for Purex Crystals for Baby. All you have to do is follow the instructions on the widget!

Winner gets a coupon for a free bottle of Purex Crystals for Baby.
Good Luck!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Purex Crystals for Baby

Being a Purex Insider lets me review products before they become available.

Recently I was asked to review Purex Crystals for Baby. For those of you who know me, you know I don't have a baby and I'm along way from that stage in my life. However, I figured if it was safe for baby, then it should be great for my family members with sensitive skin!

I was right, I used the Crystals in a load of towels and the freshness lasted for a long time. Purex Crystals for Baby are super easy to use. Just pour in at the start of a wash and it goes to work!

Purex Crystals have a baby inspired fragrance, dye free and are hypoallergenic. You will be able to find them yourself at Walmart in early February. Also, stay tuned-- TOMORROW I will be having a giveaway for you to try!

And to top it all off... Purex Crystals for Baby is having sweepstakes!

One grand prize winner will receive $1000 and 250 additional winners will receive free bottles of Purex Crystals for Baby.  Just click here to enter.



Purex provided me with a sample of Purex Crystals for Baby in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions are my own.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tightwad Tuesday - January Roundup

 

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I've spoken a lot this month about how to earn extra money. Here's how I do it.
I get up and get ready everyday before the kids do. I am usually ready an hour before it's time to leave, (this is so everyone can have a shower!) so as  I'm waiting for the kids to get ready,  I visit several online sites and check-in, watch videos etc, whatever is needed to so I can add to my family budget.

I have talked at length about Swagbucks, in January, I earned 2886 Swagbucks, enough for six $5 Amazon gift cards. (With a balance left over for me to start in February.)





Bing rewards  is a lot like Swagbucks. By spending just a few minutes per day, you can easily earn a $5 Amazon gift card every month. You start a free account and for every 3 searches using Bing, you earn points. You can earn up to 30 credits per day by searching.
My total for January was 993 credits this is enough for two $5 Amazon gift cards, and a balance left over for a nice start to February.

Jingit   Jingit is a newer income-earning program that pays you to watch videos online. You can also earn money for downloading the mobile app, scanning items at Walmart, and answering a couple of questions. You get paid out on a prepaid card. Since they are fairly new, the earnings are still quite low. In January I made just $3.50 but it is paid out in cash on a prepaid card I can use anywhere.

Instant cash sweepstakes was a small amount, but for the minutes I put into it, it is worth it. Especially since the payout amount is only $2 it doesn't take long to reach it. In January I earned. $0.67

Mturk was pretty good this month. I earned $ 9.71. I like this because I can choose to have my payout in cash to my bank account or deposited into my Amazon account. For January I am choosing to not cash out and roll it into February.

With my Amazon Seller account, I sold a bunch of books and I made $147.

Irazoo is a lot like Swagbucks, it rewards you points for, completing offers, surveys, watching videos, playing games, and other tasks. Points can can be exchanged for gift cards. It takes 3000 points to earn 1 $5 Amazon gift card. The downside to Irazoo is it takes about a month after I request the codes to get them, which is kind of slow. But, over time... In January I earned 4450 points, cashed out for 1 $5 Amazon gift card, with a nice start for February earning.


My total rewards was $205.88 My time invested was approximately 20 hours. That's $10.29  per hour. I will never get rich doing this stuff... but not too shabby I do say so myself.

How did you do?

Monday, February 4, 2013

Meal Plan Monday - Welcome to February!


Happy MONDAY! Welcome to Ronni's Resources!
Good Monday Morning! Hope you all had a quiet relaxing weekend! I did, and I was productive also!


BREAKFASTS:
We usually have cereal, oatmeal, breakfast burritos or egg sandwiches.

LUNCHES:
I usually brown bag it to work with leftovers or salads. Joe eats soup or leftovers and Jake eats at school.

DINNER:

Monday:                      Broccolli chicken and cheese over rice

Tuesday:                      Fend for yourself

Wednesday:                Hotdogs and homemade fries

Thursday:                    Fend for yourself!

Friday:                         Date Night - Pizza!

Saturday:                     Homemade Chili

Souper Sunday:           Soup and Sandwiches

 

What’s on your table this week?

Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Friday, February 1, 2013

Mega Swaging...


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 and the NOSO (no obligation, special offers

And thanks for signing up under my referall link