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Sunday, March 31, 2013


 Of the Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash Detergent giveaway are:

Tee K.  cc_gi...@yahoo
Nikki S. nstro...4@yahoo.   

Congratulations, you have won a prize on Ronni's Resources.

You have won a coupon for a free bottle of Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash Detergent.
You have 48 hour to respond with your snail mail address or I will pick another winner! Thanks for reading Ronni's Resources and look for another giveaway soon!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!
Hope you are celebrating with your loved ones.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Today's Tidbits

Stephenie Meyer Novels, $2.99 or Less on KindleToday's Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day is six best-selling Kindle books by Stephenie Meyer.  They are available today only for $2.99 or less. Kindle books can be read on Kindles and free Kindle reading apps, or given as gifts to anyone with an e-mail address.     


Friday, March 29, 2013

Finally.... FRIDAY!

As you know, Swagbucks is one of my favorite ways to make a little extra. It's easy and free to do.

It's  easy is to get  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.

Swagbucks also has a great referral program: you’ll earn matching Swagbucks (buck for buck) for the first 1,000 Swagbucks anyone you refer earns. Obviously, this is a fantastic way to increase your earnings — and one way that has helped me earn quite a few more Swagbucks over the years.

If you try Swagbucks and it works well for you, be sure to share your referral link with your friends or write a post about it on your blog. Don’t keep a good thing to yourself.  up (thanks for signing up under my referral link!)

There are dozens of different gift cards to choose from but I’d recommend going for the $5 Amazon gift cards for 450 Swagbucks each. This is the best deal and you can use an unlimited number of Amazon gift cards per order on Amazon.

That said, you can still earn a decent amount with Swagbucks even if you have no referrals at all

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Works for Me Wednesday!

After figuring out a way to hold my scarves nice and neat, I realized that the hanger was unbalanced and scarves were still falling to the floor. So I tried something different:

Here are the before pics:

So here's what I did:

 I taped the rings together and it works much better now. With no slipping!

Sometimes you gotta think outside the "rings" LOL! Hope you enjoyed!

Linking up to :
 Simply Helping Him
Crystal and Co.
We are that Family

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Here we go again!!! Giveaway!!

Purex is launching a new fragrence as part of the Natural Elements line. This new fragrance is Tropical Splash.

Because I am a Purex Insider, they have asked me to try The Tropical Splash detergent and to let you all know what I think of it.

I love the fragrance. I love the smell of pineapples and coconuts! It's like taking a vacation when I do the laundry! But it really is more than that. I love that it is gentle enough for sensitive skin and cleans my clothes so well. My new favorite scent!

I also was provided with 2 coupons for free bottles of Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash detergent.  2 lucky readers will win the coupons so they can try out Purex also.  Just follow the instructions on the widget on the sidebar! Good luck and I'm off to the tropics!! (Wait, just my laundry room!)

Purex brand provided me with a sample of Natural Elements Tropical Splash, however all opinions are my own.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Meal Plan Monday- Spring Break

Happy MONDAY! Welcome to Ronni's Resources!

Spring Break!!!


Boys can fend for themselves this week! I'm taking a break!!

I will be brownbaging it this week... Boys can FEND FOR THEM SELVES!!


Monday:                      Today is our 24th wedding anniversary... We went out to celebrate
                                     last week, but tonight will be special with homemade lasagne 
                                     and garlic bread.

Tuesday:                      Fend for yourself

Wednesday:                Pork Chops and veggies

Thursday:                    Fend for yourself!

Friday:                         Date Night - Pizza! -- I love staying home, fixing a quick frozen                                          pizza and kicking back to watch a movie with my sweetheart.

Saturday:                     Amish Ham and Cheese Cassorole.

Souper Sunday:           Soup and Sandwiches.



If you would like any of my recipes, please leave a comment and I will be happy to get them to you!


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

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Soft Scrub Winners!

The winners of the Soft Scrub free product coupon are:

Donna C. lily... @gmail.com
Katie B. katiebo..@hotmail.com
Jenna M.  askan...@aol.com

Please send me your snail mail address and I will pop your prize in the mail!
You have 48 hours to respond or I will award your prize to someone else.

Thanks for being a loyal reader!

Today's Tidbits

In April, Purex will be releasing not just one but TWO exclusive coupons to our e-newsletter
subscribers. In order to be able to get these two coupons you must sign up to recieve the  Purex e-Newsletter by next Friday, March 29.
You can sign up via this link.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Mega Swag 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 and the NOSO (no obligation, special offers

And thanks for signing up under my referral link

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Food prep- WFMW

Weekday mornings are super busy for me. One way I help curb some of the rush of getting out the door is to prep food on Sunday afternoons.

I love to eat salad for my lunch. (especially when the teenage boys eat all the "leftovers") LOL!
But putting together a yummy salad takes time. Therefore, I try to prep ahead. I cut up all my ingredients ahead of time and then the morning of it's easy to just put all the food together. I like lots of different things in my salads, this week I don't have a lot of veggies on hand so I'm throwing extra protein in by way of adding some beans.

I get out all my ingredients, and I start boiling the eggs.
While they are boiling.. I drain the beans:

I also drain and slice the olives. Why don't I buy sliced olives? See why here:
Then I chop the peppers:

I put each food in it's own bowl and every morning that I make a salad, I just have to pull out the bowls, add what I want to that day's salad, peel an egg to go with and add an apple and maybe some string chees.. There you have it fresh salad every day with minimal fuss. That's what works for me!

TightWad Tuesday.. Crockpot Recipes

TightWad Tuesdays
As promised, here are the recipes from yesterday's Crockpot Meal Plan.
Please enjoy and comment if you want more recipes like these!
3 chicken breasts cubed
16 oz salsa
1 16 can of tomato sauce
1 pkg of taco seasoning mix
2 cans corn
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
1 8 oz bag of shredded cheese.
Place all ingredients in crockpot, except cheese
Stir cook on low for 6-8 hours
Serve in bowls w/ cheese and chips on the side.

Crockpot breakfast
1 bag 26 oz. frozen hash browns
12 eggs
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon ground mustard
1 16 oz. roll sausage
Salt and pepper
16 oz. bag shredded cheddar cheese
Spray crock pot and evenly spread hash browns at the bottom.
Crack  eggs in a large bowl.
Mix well (and slowly) using a whisk.
Add milk and plenty of salt and pepper. Set bowl aside.
Cook the sausage on high heat, drain and set aside.
Add sausage on top of hash browns.
Add the cheese and mix well.
Pour the egg mixture over everything in the crock pot. Using a spoon, spread ingredietnts evenly.
Turn the crock pot on low for 6-8 hours -- Enjoy
Crock Pot Ham  Great for Easter!
Cover the bottom of the crock with brown sugar.
Place ham on top of the brown sugar and add pineapple tidbits with the juice.
Sprinkle ham with more brown sugar. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Meal Plan Monday.. Crockpot Edition

Happy MONDAY! Welcome to Ronni's Resources!

Super busy week ahead, so I'm pulling together a Week of Crockpot Cooking. I do this every once in a while when we have busy weeks. It saves a lot of stress at dinnertime, knowing dinners already done. I have 2 big crockpots so putting together 2 meals at once is not a problem, and I just leave the pot in the frig until the morning of and then turn it on! Easy Peasy! -- And stay tuned tomorrow for when I share all these yummy recipes!


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

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


Monday:                      SW Chicken and chips -Crockpot

Tuesday:                      Fend for yourself

Wednesday:                Breakfast for dinner -Crockpot style

Thursday:                    Fend for yourself!

Friday:                         Date Night - Pizza!

Saturday:                     Ham and Beans- Crockpot

Souper Sunday:           Beef Stew- Crockpot

What’s on your table this week?

Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Giveaway time!!!

Ok so I love you all so much that I decided to do another giveaway!

Seriously though, the great folks at Soft Scrub have sent me the NEW Soft Scrub Advanced Surface Cleaner to try, let you know how I like it and to giveaway some coupons for free Soft Scrub for yourself!
I like this all purpose cleaner, because not only is the  easy to use gel tough on stains, but it is safe for my flattop stove surface. It worked well and took away alot of the stains that were on the surface. Soft Scrub is easy to use, just apply and wipe away with a damp sponge or paper towel.
Now, on to the fun part.
I have 3 coupons for FREE SOFT SCRUB PRODUCT! These are valid for any Soft Scrub Product, not just the Soft Scrub Advanced Surface. So if you love Soft Scrub or just want to try them out now is the time!
I will have 3 winners and all you have to do is follow the directions on the widget on the sidebar.
Good luck! Thanks Soft Scrub!
Soft Scrub provided me with a sample of Soft Scrub Advanced Surface. All opinions are my own.

thought for the day...

Happy St. Patricks Day!!

And a little bit of Irish Luck for you all!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Today's Tidbits-- music!

Once again, Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day is for music.
Today only, get 20 MP3 albums from a variety of artists for only $1.99 each. Save on music by EdToday only, get 20 MP3 albums from a variety of artists for only $1.99 each

Also, treat yourself to free songs from Amazon's favorite new artists.
norain        norainnorain

Kidz Bop 23You can also get the MP3 version of Kidz Bop 23 for only $1.99. It features hits like Live While We’re Young and Good Time.

What About NowAnd one of my favorites- Bon Jovi‘s new album What About Now  is available for just $5.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Mega Swag Friday!

As you know, Swagbucks is one of my favorite ways to make a little extra. It's easy and free to do. 

You can easily earn $5 per month in Amazon gift cards with almost no effort. However, if you want to earn more in a shorter time period, I highly recommend checking out Swagbucks TV — especially if you spend a lot of time working on the internet every day. You can increase your earnings significantly by watching Swagbucks TV each day while you’re working online — or through their Smartphone apps. All you have to do is sign up (thanks for signing up under my referral link!)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Sorry, I'm so late picking winners.. but the winners are
Entry #31Jessica
Entry #190Chavonne H.

I've emailed each of you and you have 48 hours to respond or I will pick another winner...

Thanks everyone for entering the contest and stay tuned for another one next week!

Works for Me Wednesday

I got a lot of shoes.. I know, I know.. but I love my shoes and recently I got such a fabulous deal on shoes I bought 6 pair!!!!  (But I gave away 3 pair!!) And my saving grace is that  I do have shoes that I only wear to work.. I'm on my feet at work alot and need extra support. So, some of these are work only shoes.

 I was running out of space to put all the shoes. So I came up with a plan, shoe boxes. I got boxes for $1 each and placed my shoes in them.

I realized that if I stacked them all on the shelves, it would be hard to find a certain pair, so I took pictures of each pair and placed them on the lid of the box.
Then I realized that if they were stacked.. I still couldn't see the pictures. So I moved the pictures to the side of the boxes, and voila! Here is my closet now:
So much easier to see.. That's what works for me!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Meal Plan Monday

Happy MONDAY! Welcome to Ronni's Resources!

Spring is defiantly coming! look at my flowers!


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

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


Monday:                      Cowboy Casserole -Crockpot

Tuesday:                      Fend for yourself

Wednesday:                Sausage Dogs and Chips

Thursday:                    Fend for yourself!

Friday:                         Date Night - Pizza!

Saturday:                     Tuna Casserole

Souper Sunday:           Soup and Sandwiches


What’s on your table this week?

Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Today's Tidbits...

Happy Daylight Savings time everyone..
Out of Focus Old Fashioned Alarm Clock - Royalty Free Clipart Picture
Yes we "Lost" an hour of sleep, but I am sure gonna enjoy the sunshine.. especially today! Look what I found growing in my garden!

Spring is definatly coming!
$1.99 "Chronicles of Narnia" Books on KindleAnd if you are looking for a good deal to celebrate spring, Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day is The Chronicles of Narnia on Kindle. The 7 books of the series are just $1.99 each.
The Hunger Games Trilogy
The Hunger Games Trilogy is also available on Kindle for only $5. Great price for 3 books!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Today's Tidbits

There should be Smart Source and Red Plum inserts in this weekend’s newspapers. Coupons to look forward to include $0.55/1 Fresh Express Packaged Salad, and B1G1 Speed Stick. Please note that coupon inserts vary by region, and yours may differ somewhat from those listed at Sunday Coupon Preview


 Enter code 10099755715372 into your My Coke Rewards account to add 20 free My Coke Rewards points to your account.

SwagBucks Friday-- and Happy Birthday to my Sister!

Happy Friday! And Happy Birthday to my sister! Because she's a member of the Swagbucks team, and today is her birthday, she will be rewarded with 50 Swagbucks!!

Remember Swag Bucks are the web's premier digital dollar.  You can win Swag Bucks periodically as you search the web. And then redeem them for great prizes in the Swag Store, including electronics, gift cards and more!

Happy Day!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tight Wad Tuesday- February round up

TightWad Tuesdays

It's the time of the month when I get to encourage you to think outside the box for ways to financially help your family. Here are some of the things I do to help my family:

My Jingit  income for February was $1.25. I can cash this onto a prepaid card I can use anywhere.
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. Since they are fairly new, the earnings are still quite low. In fact, for most of February there were not any tasks to do. But according to their Facebook page, March 11 will be a great date! Looking forward to that.

My favorite way to earn money is Swagbucks, in February, I earned 3524 Swagbucks, enough for 2 $5 Amazon gift cards, and for a change this month a $25 PayPal credit. I've not gotten the PayPal credit before, but I figured, it's cash so I will try it.

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 February I earned 4319 points, cashed out for 1 $5 Amazon gift card, with a nice start for March earnings.

Win 100K credits.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. They also often give you "daily tasks" which are quick and easy way to earn more credits. My total for February was 940 credits this is enough for one $5 Amazon gift card. 10 credits shy of a second one.. oh well, maybe I'll get 3 gift cards for March!

Mturk was pretty good this month. I earned $ 5.23. I like this because I can choose to have my payout in cash to my bank account or deposited into my Amazon account. For February I am choosing to not cash out and roll it into March. I really don't want to cash out till it's about $50.

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 February I earned. $0.47. Combined with what I made in January, I have a total of $1.11, hopefully will be able to cash out in March. (and this literally takes 2 minutes a day!)

With my Amazon Seller account, I sold a bunch of books and videos and I made $43.

In the middle of the month I was awarded a Big Fat Payment of $7.03 from Ebates. Ebates is a great place to start if you are shopping online. It works like this, start your online shopping at Ebates and pick the store you want to shop at. Purchases you make at Ebates stores are only credited if you start your shopping session at Ebates.com and click to a store via an Ebates link. It's easy to earn up to 25% of your cost back and you get paid quarterly.

My total rewards was $96.75 My time invested was approximately 18 hours. That's $5.37 per hour. I will never get rich doing this stuff...but every little bit helps.
Allyssabeth's Hidden Treasures

I also donated plasma, that was about 3 hours of work and I made $100. I also sold a few things on consignment with Allyssabeths Hidden Treasures and made $50.00

So if I add in those figures, and the 4 more hours of my time I spent doing those activities, my "hourly wage" becomes $11.21.