Wordful Wednesday

Hi everyone! In case you missed it: I finally had my baby girl!!!!
I was induced on Saturday night (9/26) due to lab results confirming that I had Cholestasis. On Sunday at 11:15 a.m. Ms. Maleah Ja'Zelle was born, weighing 8lbs 1oz & measuring 20.5 inches long. Maleah & I were set to come home on Monday morning but Maleah was jaundice. Soooo my poor baby girl had to stay an extra day so she could receive phototherapy. After many hours of phototherapy we were finally discharged from the hospital on Tuesday afternoon. Ahhhhh it is so nice to be home with my husband & kids! I would like to thank all my blogger friends/twitter friends for checking on me. Enjoy all my pictures of our newest addition!

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Nat & Alex Wolff Prize Pack Giveaway! (Closed)

Remember when you were a kid and you had a crush on your favorite singer or actor? Hehe my crush was Jordan Knight from New Kids on the Block! Ask my mom & she will tell you that I had all their gear: trading card, shirts, posters, books, dolls, and the list can go on.

As a mom I now have to go through the same thing with my daughter. ((Ugh--I'm so not ready for my daughter to like boys. LOL)) My daughter loves Nat & Alex Wolff aka The Naked Brothers Band on Nickelodeon! The Naked Brothers Band according to All Music Guide is a unique combination of real life and fiction, it is the project of the Wolff brothers, Nat and Alex, who started a band when they were in preschool. Their mother, writer/director Polly Draper, turned their adventures into the 2005 film The Naked Brothers Band, which in turn inspired the 2007 Nickelodeon TV series of the same name.

Just recently we were introduced to Control Industry which is the #1 source for Nat & Alex gear. Control Industry offers Nat & Alex fans with a wide range of super cute shirts, stickers, & more!

The great people at Crowd Surf have offered to give one of our lucky readers a Nat & Alex Wolff Prize Pack which includes: a shirt, poster & sticker pack!

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Tasty Tuesday

I felt like eating this so I thought I'd share. My mom makes "THE BEST" Capirotada.


2 cups water
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1 stick cinnamon
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick)
2 cups Cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup raisins

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Toast the bread on both sides and set aside.
2.Combine the water, Brown Sugar, Granulated sugar, cinnamon stick, cinnamon, vanilla and in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Set aside.
3.In a baking dish, arrange a layer of the bread, sprinkle with a layer of cheese, then raisins and pour some of the syrup on top after each layer. Continue this process until all of the ingredients have been used. Top with peanuts
4.Bake for 1 hour. Eat it hot or cold.
Yield: 12 servings

Awesome Weekend

The Frugalicious Team would like to share some great news...Frugal Mama's 5th grandchild was born yesterday (9/25)! Karissa Leiann was born at 6:59 pm, weighed 7lbs 6oz. & measuring 19 in. long. We are so excited that she is finally here!
BUT WAIT----There's more news!
CVSer is set to be induced tonight! So sometime tomorrow Frugal Mama will be a grandma yet again! Check out CVSer's labor updates on Twitter: @FrugaliciousMom

*****UPDATE****** Frugal mama's 6th granchild arrived today 9/27/09, Maleah weighed 8 lbs 1 oz & measured 20 1/2 in long. What a great weekend this has been....

Please bear with us this week to come, we have a lot going on & will post as often as we can. Hope all of you are having a great weekend.

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Eden Fantasys Giveaway (Closed)

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Have you visited Eden Fantasys lately? If you answered no, then what are you waiting for?

Eden Fantasys is a great place to find toys, books, and many other items that will fit your needs & desires. There is something for everyone: sex toys for women, men, couples, lingerie, bondage/fetish, & sooooo much more! Eden Fantasys also has a fantastic sex-positive community that celebrates the fact that sexuality can be expressed in many ways. Here you will find:
  • Reviews from customers and volunteer reviewers. Reviewers are real people, just like you. Eden selects reviewers based on their ability to write competently and critically about each aspect of a product.
  • Forums that allow customers to ask questions, talk about products, and find a sense of community with others who share their interests.
  • Get educated about the topics of healthy sexual activity, safety regarding sexually-oriented products and much more.
My personal experience with Eden has been very positive. I love how easy it is to find products & also the ability to read honest reviews about products. If you would like to read my past review, you can find it here.

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EdenFantasys.com invites you to learn from others, share your experiences and re-discover sex. With this said, the Frugalicious Mommy Team is happy to announce that Eden Fantasys is offering one of our lucky readers a $50 Giftcard !

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Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters Snack Pack Review/Giveaway! (Closed)

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My family and I love Nature Valley products! We often buy the Oats 'N Honey granola bars...which are great crumbled up in yogurt!

So I was excited to be contacted by the great people at MyBlogSpark. They sent me a Nature Valley Snack Pack to review. The snack pack contained all four (4) varieties of the Granola Nut Clusters (Nut Lovers, Roasted Almond, Roasted Cashew and Honey Roasted Peanut)along with a sling backpack, stainless steel water bottle, flashlight and binoculars!

Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters are a bite size blend of 100% natural ingredients that include select roasted nuts, whole grain oats and a touch of honey - a wholesome and delicious pick-me-up any time of the day. If you love nuts, you´ll enjoy this flavorful little snack featuring the perfect combination of sweet & salty flavors paired with a crunchy texture that you can see and taste. And with the first unique cluster-shaped granola packaged in a handy re-sealable pouch, it´s perfect for sharing on the trails or in your living room!

Recently we took our snack pack on a family walk, which was perfect because it kept everyone happy! My 2 yr old son loved using the binoculars to look at birds & my 10 yr old daughter loved how the steel water bottle kept our water icy cold. As a family we enjoyed all 4 varieties of our yummy nut clusters. Snacks that are nutritious & yummy are always a favorite in our house!

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Wordful Wednesday

Now that my husband is home, we had the chance to relax with friends. We ordered a 28 inch pizza from a pizza parlor in Serra Mesa (CA). With 8 adults at the house eating this huge pizza, we still ended up with half of it leftover! Boy was it filling & just entertaining to look at! LOL.

This week's Wordful Wednesday hosted by Angie at:

Tasty Tuesday

This easy recipe is called Spaghetti Pie. I wish I had a picture to post but the spaghetti pie was so yummy it was gone before I could take one (Note to self: Take a picture before you serve). Although the recipe calls for spaghetti noodles, I used Penne because it holds the meat mixture well. Serve with a salad & breadsticks...(as Rachael Ray would say) Yum-o!

1 pound spaghetti
1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
garlic powder to taste
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 (26 ounce) jar pasta sauce
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef. Drain and crumble. Put crumbled beef in skillet. Stir in salt, pepper, garlic powder, bell pepper and pasta sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

  4. In a small bowl combine sour cream, green onions and cream cheese and set aside. Coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and add the cooked spaghetti. Spread the cream cheese mixture over it, add the meat mixture and sprinkle with Cheddar Cheese.

  5. Cover and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake for 5 more minutes until the cheese is bubbly.

Wags on A Ten Dollar Budget

Today I started with $6.00 RR from last week. This was the worst experience I have ever had at Walgreens. I had my plan with me and apparently the cashier knew more about my plan than I did (or at least she thought she did). They didn't have the 409 in stock which I was counting on, and they only had three of the Oils in stock. This cashier looked through the coupons and arranged them the way she wanted instead of how I handed them to her. She scanned my RR first, then when she would get to the last coupons she would say, oh they won't go through. I asked well did you ring these up (my Fillers) then she says to me no I didn't because you don't need those. Tell me how does this cashier know what I need or don't need. If fact the fillers were actually scented pencils I wanted to buy my granddaughter. She then said to me that I could not use the coupons because I was getting back RR and the system won't let me use the coupons. I asked her to just ring up the additional items then scan the coupons. She did and yes it worked. After that my whole shopping trip went down hill. Okay here is what I finally bought:

Trans #1
1-Aussie $2.99 ($1 Q)
1-Oil $6.00 ($1 Q)
3-Seeds .08 ea

Total $9.23
-Q's $2.00
-$6.00 RR from last week
=$1.23 OOP
Earned $8.00 RR

Trans #2
2-Oral B Toothbrush 2/$4 (BOGO Q)
2-Tylenol Cold Tablets $5.99 ea (2/$2 Q's & $1 Q off ea from Wags Health book)
1-Theracare $2.49 ($1 Q)
2-Seeds .08 ea

Total $18.63
-Q's $9.00
-$8.00 RR from Trans #1
=$1.63 OOP
Earned $9.50 RR

Trans #3
1-Aussie Shampoo $2.99 ($1.00 Q)
1-Bic razor $4.99 ($3 Q)
1-Oil $6.00 ($1 Q)
2-Glade Candles 2/$5 ($3 Q)
2-Seeds .08 ea

Total $ 19.14
-Q's $8.00
-$9.50 RR from Trans #2
=$1.64 OOP
Earned $ 10.00 RR

Trans #4
2-Tylenol $5.99 ea (2/$2 Q's & $1 Wags Q)
2-Oral B Toothbrush 2/$4 (BOGO Q)
2-Green Tea $.99 ea (Wags Q)
3-Scented Pencils .24 ea
1-Thermacare $2.49 ($1 Q)

Total $21.17
-Q's $9.98
-$10 RR from Trans #3
=$1.19 OOP
Earned $9.50

Trans #5
1-Scented Pencil .24
1-Oil $6.00 ($1 Q)

Total $6.24
-Q's $1
-$5.00 RR from Trans #4
=.24 OOP
Earned $6.00 RR

Total Purchases $74.41
Total OOP $5.93
$10.50 RR left over for next my next purchase.

Walgreens Deals 9/20-9/26

Roots of Nature Hair Product $6 Get Back $6 RR FREE
$1 Printable

Thermacare Heat Wrap single pack, on sale $2.49, get $2.50 RR FREE
$1.00 off Any Size Thermacare Printable

Buy $25, get $10 RR
80 or 100 ct. Tylenol $7.99
100 ct. Motrin or Simply Sleep
180 Ct. St. Joseph's Aspirin
30 ct. Zyrtec $18.99
Tylenol Extra Strength $1 (9/7/09) V 6/7/09
Tylenol Extra Strength $2 any except trial size (9/30/09) SS 6/21/09
Motrin $1 (12/15/09) V 5/17/09
Zyrtec 14ct, 10mg Tablets $2.50 (9/23/09) V 8/23/09
Zyrtec 30ct+, 10mg Tablets $4 (9/23/09) V 8/23/09
Zyrtec Childrens $2 (11/2/09) SS 8/2/09
Zyrtec Childrens $2 (9/23/09) V 8/23/09
Zyrtec Childrens Perfect Measure, 10ct $3 (9/23/09) V 8/23/09
Zyrtec, 24 ct+ $4 (11/2/09) SS 8/2/09

Buy $20 of Nestle products, get $5 RR
Lean Cuisine, Stouffers or Hot Pockets 2/$5
Lean Cuisine, any variety $1/2 (12/31/09) V 9/13/09
$2/3 Lean Cuisine entrees (12/31/09) Sept. 09 All You magazine
Coffee Mate powder $2.99
Nescafe Taster's Choice Instant coffee $6.9
Coffee-Mate $0.55 Printable
Lean Pockets or Hot Pockets, 6.5-9oz packages .75/3 (11/15/09) V 8/23/09

Buy 20 ct. Claritin for $15.99, get $3 RR
Claritin D Non Drowsy, 10 ct+ $3 (9-30-09) SS 8/30/09
Claritin Non Drowsy Childrens, 10ct+ $2 (9-30-09) SS 8/30/09
Claritin Non Drowsy, 20 ct+ $4 (9-30-09) SS 8/30/09

Buy 2 or more, get $5 RR:
Sudafed PE 18 or 24 ct., Children's Liquid 4 oz., or Nasal Spray .5 oz. $5.99
Benadryl 18-24 ct., Children's Liquid 4 oz. $4.99
Tylenol Cough, Cold, Sinus and Allergy Relief 20 or 24 ct., Liquid 8 oz., Children's Liquid 4 oz. $5.99
Sudafed, Sudafed PE or OM $2 (11/2/09) SS 8/2/09
SudaFed, PE, $1 off Various, $2 off Nasal Spray Print
Benadryl $1.00 Printable
Benadryl Allergy $1 (9/30/09) SS 6/28/09
Benadryl Allergy Product $1 (12/31/09) V 8/23/09
Benadryl Allergy Product, any except trial $1 (11/12/09) SS 8/2/09
Benadryl Childrens Allergy Product, any except trial $1 (11/2/09) SS 8/2/09
Benadryl, Childrens $1 (12/31/09) V 8/23/09
Tylenol 8HR Product, 24ct+ $2 (11/23/09) SS 8/23/09
Tylenol Allergy or Sinus, any except trial $1 (11/2/09) SS 8/2/09
Tylenol, $1 off Any Children's Tylenol (Excludes Trial)Print
Tylenol, $1 off Any, Print
Tylenol, Extra Strength, $1 or Arthritis, $1, Print
Tylenol, Cold, $2 off, Print

Children's Benedryl, liquid 4 oz., Dissolving Tablets 18 ct. $1 off (Wags CAB)
Tylenol Children's Liquid, 4 oz. $1 off (Wags CAB)
Tylenol Adult Cold, Sinus or Allergy, 8 oz. or 24 ct. $1 off (Wags Healthy Savings Booklet)

Buy $20 or more of Loreal products below, get $5 RR (good on your next Loreal purchase)
HIP, on sale $3 off
Loreal skincare $14.99

Crest, purchase 2 for $8, get $5 RR
Crest Outlast 5.8 oz. or Extra Whitening plus Scope Toothpaste 6 oz.
Scope White 24 oz. or Outlast Mouthwash 25.4 oz.

Sensodyne Iso-active Toothpaste on sale for $5.99, get $2 RR
Sensodyne Toothpaste, Various, Print

Aquafresh Iso-active Toothpaste on sale for $3.99, get $1.50 RR

Bic Disposable Razors, on sale for $4.99, get $1 RR
4 pack Women's Soleil
4 pack Men's Comfort3 Advance

Aussie products, on sale for $2.99, get $2 RR
Shampoo or conditioner, 8 or 13.5 oz.
Styling products, 6-14 oz.

Aussie, no trial size $2/2 (10/31/09) V 9/13/09

Oral B/Crest dental care, on sale 2/$4, get $2 RR
Oral B Indicator Toothbrush
Oral-B Indicator Manual Toothbrush B1G1F (9/30/09) V 8/23/09
Crest Toothpaste 6.4 oz.
Crest Toothpaste, 4.2 oz+ .50 (9/30/09) P & G 8/30/09

Lipton Tea on sale 2/$5, get $1 RR
100 pack Original
48 pack Decaf or 40 pack Green Tea

Lipton Products, Teabags, To-Go or Iced Tea Mix, .50, Printable
Lipton Tea Bags, Lipton To Go or any Iced Tea Mix, any .75/2 (10-25-09) V 8/2/09
Lipton Tea Bags, Lipton To Go, or any Iced Tea Mix .50 (9/20/09) V 6

M&Ms candy on sale 2/$5, get $1 RR
9.9-12.6 oz.

$5 RR WYB (2) Mucinex $9.99

$3 RR WYB Prilosec 28 ct $17.99
Prilosec OTC, any $1 (9/30/09) P & G 8/30/09

$1 RR WYB 2 Cadburry bars 3.5 or 4 oz. 2/$3

$3 RR WYB Benefiber $9.99
28 packets
48 or 62 dose
100 ct. chewable

Benefiber $2 (10/31/09) SS 7/12/09
Benefiber Stick Pack $2 (10/31/09) SS 7/12/09

$3 RR WYB 2 Aveeno, 2/$13
shampoo or conditioner, 5.2 or 10.5 oz

Aveeno, $2 off Any, Print

$1 RR WYB 1 Electrasol, 20 ct., or Jet Dry, 8.45 oz, $3.99
Finish Dishwasher Cleaner .40 (9/27/09) SS 8/30/09
Finish Jet-Dry .40 (9/27/09) SS 8/30/09
Finish/Electrasol Powder or Gel, any .25 (9/27/09) SS 8/30/09
Finish/Electrasol Powerball Tabs, Gelpacs or Quantum .75 (9/27/09) SS 8/30/09

Electrasol, $1 off & .75 Various, Print

$1 RR WYB 2 Glade candles, 2/$5
Soy Candles 4 oz
Scented Oil Candle Tin
4 pack refill
Candle Holder
[Note: this is a monthly deal.]
Glade Scented Oil Candles Refill Pack FREE wyb any Glade Scented Oil Candles Holder up to $3.99 (10/03/09) SS 8/23/09
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Glade Scented Oil Refill Pack $1 (10/03/09) SS 8/23/09
Glade The Fragrance Collection 2oz Soy Based Candle FREE up to $3.49 (10/3/09)

Glade The Fragrance Collection Products $3.00/2 (10/3/09) SS 8/9/09

$2 RR WYB 2 Household Cleaners, 2/$5:
Pine-Sol 28 oz.
Tilex 16 oz.
Formula 409 32 oz.
Clorox, 35 pack wipes, Toilet Bowl Cleaner Liquid 24 oz., or Automatic 3.5 oz

409 Product, any $1 (10-31-09) V 8/30/09

$3 RR WYB Zicam Cold Remedy, $10.99
25 ct. Rapidmelts or Chewables
Mist 1 oz.
Zicam, $2, Print

$4 RR WYB Nivea for Men, 2/$9
2.5 to 16.9 oz. Body Wash, Lotion, Shave Balm, Face Scrub, or Wash

Nivea Body or Hand Product $1 (10-15-09) V 8/30/09
Nivea For Men, $1-1 Face Product, or $1/2 Shave Products, Print

$5 RR WYB a FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Monitor, $19.99

CVS Deals 9/20-9/26

*Weekly ECB Deals:
$1 ECB WYB Dry Idea, Right Guard Sport, or Xtreme $2.99 Limit 3

Right Guard, Dry Idea, or Soft & Dri $1 on 2 (10/31/09) SS 8/16/09

Right Guard, Soft & Dri or Dry Idea $1 on 2 (9/30/09) SS 7/12/09

$2 ECB WYB Sensodyne Iso Actives $4.99 Limit

Sensodyne Iso Actives,$1 off, Print

$2 ECB WYB Aquafresh Iso Actives $3.99 Limit 1

Aquafresh Iso Actives,$1 off, Print or Print

$1.50 off AquaFresh Isoactive, Extreme Clean, or Advanced 4.3-6oz CRT

$2 ECB WYB Multi packs of Crest or Fixodent Limit 1

Crest Premium Toothpaste, 4.2 oz+ .75 (9/30/09) P & G 8/30/09

Crest Rinse, 440ml + .75 (9/30/09) P & G 8/30/09

Crest Toothpaste, 4.2 oz+ .50 (9/30/09) P & G 8/30/09

Fixodent Adhesive, 1.2 oz+ .50 (9/30/09) P & G 8/30/09

$2 ECB WYB Crest TP, Rinse or oral B Floss $2.99 Limit 1
Pro Health Toothpaste or 4.2 oz or Pro Health Rinse
Crest Premium Toothpaste, 4.2 oz+ .75 (9/30/09) P & G 8/30/09

Crest Rinse, 440ml + .75 (9/30/09) P & G 8/30/09

Crest Toothpaste, 4.2 oz+ .50 (9/30/09) P & G 8/30/09

Oral B floss

$1 ECB WYB Colgate Toothbrushes Limit 1

$1 ECB WYB Scope double pack $6.99 Limit

$3 ECB WYB Zantac $9.99 Limit 2

Zantac $1 (10/31/09) SS 8/23/09

Zantac 75 product $1.50 (9/30/09) SS #2 5/17/09
Zantac Product $1 (9/30/09) SS #2 5/17/09

$5 printable here

$2 ECB WYB Clairol Perfect 10 $10.99 Limit 3

Clairol Hair Color, any except Balsam $2 (9/30/09) P & G 8/30/09

$5 ECB WYB $15 Neutrogena Limit 1

$10 ECB WYB (2) Salon Wish Cards Limit 2

$3 ECB WYB any Gillette Cartridges Limit 1

Gillette Fusion Shave Gel Free wyb any Fusion Cartridge (9/30/09) V 8/16/09
Gillette Deodorant Free wyb any Fusion Cartridge (9/30/09) V 8/16/09

$10 ECB WYB 430 Roc Skin Care Limit 1

$3 ECB WYB Kiss or Broadway Nails Limit 1

$1 off Kiss nails CRT

$10 ECB WYB Covergirl Simply Ageless Foundation AND any Olay Regenerest Limit 1

Covergirl Face Product, Any (1) Free wyb (1) Covergirl Foundation, Any, (9/30/09) P&G 8/30/09

$1/1 any Covergirl product (9/30/09) P&G 8/30/09

$1/1 Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser (10/31/09) V 9/13/09
$1/1 Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser (9/30/09) V 8/23/09

Olay Mail-in-Rebate (to receive a free Olay Regenerist Anti-Aging Eye Roller coupon wyb 2 Regenerist Facial cleansers)

$5 ECB WYB $15 of the Candy listed Limit 1

Mike & Ike or Good & Plenty
M&Ms $6
Orbit or Extra 2/$4
Orbit or Trident 2/$5

Trident Gum White, Extra Care, or Splash $1 on 3 DND (10-24-09) SS 8/30/09
Whoppers 2/$4
Mars Fun Size $8

Sourpatch Kids or Swedish Fish 2/$4
Mars Minis $5

$1 ECB WYB Propel or Gatorade 2/$9 Limit 1

$3 ECB WYB Pepsi 12 pack 4/$12 Limit 1

*Other Non ECB deals
: Kleenex 96¢ Limit 4
Kleenex Facial Tissue .50/3 OR any One Bundle Pack (9/30/09) SS 8/2/09

Honey Bunches of Oats, Shredded Wheat & Pebbles Cereals BOGO

Freebie Friday

Free Sample of Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal

Free Bottle of Protein Blitz (at Vitamin Shoppe)

Free Bottle of Protein Blitz (at GNC)

Free Sample of Bear Naked Cereal/Granola Bar

Free Sample of Kiss My Face Shower/Bath Gel

Free 10-12 oz. Bag of Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition

Free Sample of Hill's Science Diet Simple Essentials Dog Treats

Free Sample of GoodNites Underpants

Free Coke Zero (when you register with Chick-fil-a Wave)

Free Sample of Don't Disturb Me! Sleep Aid

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Tip-a-licious Thursday/Tasty Tuesday

Normally we post our recipes on Tuesdays but we had a special request for this one. So we decided to post it early, so here you go Karen this one is for you.

Carnita Style Tacos/Cooked on the Grill
You still have time to fire up that grill. You can cook these on the stove but they are so much better grilled.

4 beef Shoulder Top Blade Steaks
1 Pkg Corn Tortillas
1 Onion, Chopped
1 Bunch Cilantro
A few Lime Wedges

For your Marinade you will need:
1 Cup of the Tomatillo Salsa from Tuesdays recipe
1/3 Cup Chopped fresh Cilantro
2 Tbsp Lime Juice
2 Tsp Minced Garlic
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tsp Pepper

1. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Place the beef steaks and marinade in a zip lock bag, turning to coat thoroughly. Marinate in refrigerator for a couple of hours.

2. Remove Steaks and place on grill until thoroughly cooked, turning occasionally.

3. Carve steaks into thin slices. Serve in tortilla. Top with onions, cilantro, a squeeze of lime, and of course more Tomatilla salsa.

Wordful Wednesday

Our countdown is over! On Monday my husband & father returned home after a 5 month deployment! It was a very emotional day & we are so glad to have them back at home. Here is a short article from San Diego Tribune along with a short video from NBC San Diego:

Amphibious assault ship set to arrive in S.D. today

2:00 a.m. September 14, 2009

SAN DIEGO: A new Navy amphibious assault ship will arrive in San Diego today after its trip around South America from the Mississippi shipyard where it was built.

The Makin Island is scheduled to reach San Diego Naval Base at about 2 p.m. with a crew of roughly 1,000 sailors, a Navy spokeswoman said. It left Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., on July 10 and stopped in several countries, including Brazil, Chile and Peru.

The Navy is billing the Makin Island as a “green” ship because of energy-saving innovations to its propulsion system, electrical plant and water purification system.

A commissioning ceremony is set for Oct. 24 in San Diego.

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/video.

Greeting our loved ones!

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Tasty Tuesday

I just made this today, to go with our tacos we had for dinner.

Tasty Tomatillo Salsa

1 1/2 lb tomatillos
1/2 cup chopped white onion
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon sugar
3 JalapeƱo peppers OR 3serrano peppers, stemmed, seeded and chopped
Salt to taste
Garlic Powder

1 Remove papery husks from tomatillos and rinse well.

2a Roasting method Cut in half and place cut side down on a foil-lined baking sheet. Place under a broiler for about 5-7 minutes to lightly blacken the skin.

2b Boiling method Place tomatillos in a saucepan, cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove tomatillos with a slotted spoon.

2 Place tomatillos, lime juice, onions, cilantro, chili peppers, sugar in a food processor (or blender) and pulse until all ingredients are finely chopped and mixed. Season to taste with salt. Cool in refrigerator.

Serve with chips or as a salsa accompaniment to Mexican dishes.

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Wags on a Ten Dollar Budget

I decided to go to Walgreens today because I wanted the Triaminic Cold Strips. Funny thing is I don't have small children in my home, only men that act like babies LOL. I only bought a few things but I plan on going again tomorrow to roll it over, using a similar plan.

Trans # 1

2-Triaminic Cold Strips 2/$5.00 (Used the $2 off ea Wags Q + 2/$1.50 Q's)
2-Veggie Seeds .08 ea (on Clearance)

Total $10.16
-Q's $7.00
-$3.00 RR from a previous Trans.
=.16 OOP
Earned $5.00 RR

Trans #2

1-True North Almond $3.00 ($1 Q)
2-Advil $4.49 (2/$2 Q's)
1- Veggie Seed .08
3-Glade Candles $2.50 ea (Free Q's)

Total $19.56
-Q's $12.50
-$5.00 RR from Trans #1
=$2.06 OOP
Earned $6.00 RR ($2 for Advil, $1 for Glade, $3 for Almonds)

Total Purchases $29.72
Total OOP $2.22
With $6.00 RR to roll again ($3.00 more than what I started with)

CVS Deals 9/13-9/19

*3 Day Sale- Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday
Brach's Candy Corn 9 oz 2/$1

Gold Emblem Purified Drinking Water 24 pk $2.77
after Tuesday: $3.49

Cottonelle or Brawny Bathroom tissue 12 pk or 6 pk. paper towels $5.99
after Tuesday: $6.49

*Weekly ECB Deals

Dyna Pep energy micro-shot 2 pk $4.99 FREE after ECB limit2

2 ECB WYB All 2X 64 loads $9.99 limit 2
All Or Surf Laundry Detergent, Any $1/1 (10/25/09) V 08-02-09

2 ECB WYB Listerine Total Care 16.9 oz, Reach Toothbrush 2 pk. or Reach Floss 30 yd $3.99 limit 3
Listerine Total Care Anti-Cavity Mouth Rinse $2/1 (12/31/09) V 4/26/09
Reach toothbrush or Value Pack $2/1 (5/31/10) SS 6/14/09
Reach toothbrush B1G1 Free up to 3.99 (12/31/09) V 4/26/09
Reach Floss, Listerine Mouthwash, Any 1 Liter or Larger, Reach Toothbrush And/or Reach Access Flosser $5/3 (12/31/09) SS 8/02/09
Reach Floss, Listerine Mouthwash, Any 1 Liter or Larger, Reach Toothbrush And/or Reach Access Flosser $3/2 (12/31/09) SS 8/02/09
Reach Floss, Listerine Mouthwash, Any 500mL or Larger, Reach Toothbrush And/or Reach Access Flosser $3/3 (12/31/09) SS 3/15/09
Reach floss $1/1 (12/31/09) SS 3/15/09
Listerine, .50 off any one Printable

2 ECB WYB Scope Outlast Mouth Rinse 1.25 liter or Crest toothpaste with Scope Outlast 7.6 oz. Prices starting at $4.89

2 ECB WYB Ultra Clear or Dove Ultimate Clear Deodorant 2.6oz-2.7oz (excludes Dove & Degree invisible solid) 2/$7
Dove Ultimate or Clinical deodorant $2 Printable

2 ECB WYB Clairol Natural Instincts Haircolor $5.99
Clairol Natural Instincts $3.00 (9/30/09) P&G 8/30/09

10 ECB WYB $20 Nexxus shampoo, conditioner 5-33.8 oz, styler 1-16.9 oz or hairbrush. Prices start at $3.99

2 ECB WYB $6 Suave shampoo, conditioner 12-22.5 oz, styler 9-11 oz or body wash 12 oz. Sale $2 each
Suave Body Wash .75 (10/25/09) V 8/2/09
Suave Shampoo, Conditioner, Hairspray or Styling Product $1.00/2 (10/25/09) V 8/2/09
Suave Body Wash .75/2 Issue 9,September All You Magazine, page 39 (11/30/09)
Suave Body Wash, $0.75 off 2, Print (Must Register) brick's-Bottom right hand side of page (pink flower)
Suave, Shampoo or Conditioner, $1/2, Print

2 ECB WYB Aussie 33.8 oz, Pantene 25.4 oz, Herbal Essences or Head & Shoulders 23.7 oz $5.99

5 ECB WYB Almay Smart Shade or Smart Balance foundation $9.99
Almay Cosmetic Product Any Not Valid On Trial Sizes $1/1 (10/24/09) SS 08-02-09

7 ECB WYB 2 Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew or Ultra-Lift moisturizer 0.5 -1.7 oz

1 ECB WYB Garnier Fructis shampoo, conditioner 10.2 -13 oz. or styler 2-8.5 oz 3/$10
Garnier Fructis Product, Any $1/1 (12/31/09) tearpad

3 ECB WYB 2 of these Children's Cold & Flu Remedies
Children's Sudafed, Pediasure or Tylenol Plus 4 oz $6.49
Children's Tylenol or Motrin liquid pain reliever 4 oz $6.49
Sudafed, Sudafed PE Or Sudafed OM, Any Except Trial Sizes $2/1 (11/02/09) SS 08-02-09

2 ECB WYB Claritin products. Non-Drowsy Claritin 24-hr, Liqui-Gels 24 ct, tablets, Reditabs or 12-hr, Claritin-D 30 ct. $19.99
Non-Drowsy Claritin, any 20 ct+ $4/1 (9/30/09) SS 08-30-09
Non-Drowsy Claritin-D, any 10-count+ $3/1 (9/30/09) SS 08-30-09
Non-Drowsy Claritin or Children's Claritin, any 4oz or 10-count or larger $2/1 (9/30/09) SS 08-30-09

5 ECB WYB Flush the Fat 90 ct $19.99 limit 2

15 ECB WYB Alli Starter Kit 60 ct $49.99 limit 2
Alli Weight Loss Product, Any $15/1 (9/30/09) V 07-26-09

4 ECB WYB Align probiotic digestive care 28 ct. $28.99 limit 2

1 ECB WYB Purex Ultra Concentrate liquid laundry detergent 24 -32 loads $3.49
Purex .35 (10/31/09) SS 8/16SS

2 ECB WYB Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste 4 oz or 360 Acti Flex toothbrush $2.99 limit 1
Colgate Total $1/1 (10/03/09) SS 9/13/09

1 ECB WYB Milk One gallon, whole, fat free, 1%, 2% (excludes flavored milk).$2.79 limit 2

2 ECB WYB ALL General Mills cereal 10.6- 16.2 oz or cereal bars 5-12 ct. 2/$6 limit 1
Any GM cereal $1/2 Printable

Wags Deals 9/13-9/19

$6 RR WYB Murine Ear Drop Kit $6 FREE after Register Rewards

$3 RR WYB True North Nut Crisps or Clusters $3 FREE after RR
$1 off 1 TrueNorth 100% Natural Nut Snack, Any - (9/30/09) 02-08-09 SS
$1.50/1 any bag of TrueNorth 100% natural nut snacks -(10/31/09) Triathlon pamphlet found at Publix
TrueNorth $1.00/1 Printable

$1 RR WYB Hersheys Harvest Candy 2/$5

$5 RR WYB 3 or more or $2 RR WYB 2 or more products below
Phillips Colon Care 24 or 30 ct or liquid 8 or 12 oz
Phillips Product, any (medical) $1 (10/31/09) V 7/26/09
Alka Seltzer 10 - 26 ct
Aleve 200 ct tablets or caplets or 80 ct smooth gels $7.99
Aleve 80 ct Liqui Gels $10.99
Aleve $1.00 Printable
Bayer Aspirin 100 ct or Heart Health 80 ct $8.49

Bayer $1.00 Printable
Bayer Aspirin, 24 ct+ $1 (10/31/09) V 7/26/09
One a Day 50 - 200 ct
One A Day, Vitamins, $1, Print or Print OR $2/1 Print

Citracal 100 - 200 ct
Citracal Product, any except Creamy Bites $1 (10-31-09) V 7/26/09
Citracal $1.00 Printable

$3 RR WYB Beano 100 ct or Fiber Choice 90 ct $10.99
Fiberchoice Fiber Supplements, 90ct $2 (9/30/09) V 8/9/09
Beano $1.00 Printable
Fiber Choice 90 Count Variety, $3 off, Printable

$5 RR WYB Triaminic Allergy, Sinus or Cold Relief 2/$10
Triaminic, $1.50 off, Printable

$5 RR WYB (2) Crest/Scope 2/$8

$1 RR WYB (2) Colgate TP 4.2 oz or Wave TB 2/$5
Colgate Toothbrush .40 (9/19/09) SS 8/30/09
Colgate Toothpaste (select) .75 (9/19/09) SS 8/30/09

$2 RR WYB Advil 16 - 50ct $4.49
Advil, 32ct+ AND ThermaCare, 2ct+ - $3 (10/3/09) V 8/23/09
Advil, 40ct+ $1 (10/31/09) V 8/23/09

Advil, 40ct+ $1 (30 day rolling exp)Printable

$4 RR WYB (2) SS Nutri Serums or Irish Spring BW or Bar Soap 2/$8
Softsoap Nutri Serums Body Wash $1 (9/19/09) SS 8/30/09

$5 RR WYB Prilosec OTC 42 ct $22.99
Prilosec OTC, any $1 (9/30/09) P & G 8/30/09

$10 RR WYB $20 Garnier Products
Fructis Hair Care 3/$10
Garnier Fruitis Shampoo or Conditioner .75 (9-15-09) V 8/16/09
Garnier Fruitis Style Product .75 (9-15-09) V 8/16/09

Garnier Fructis, any $1/1 - tearpad found on Wags display
Nutritioniste Ultra Lift $12
Nutritioniste Ultra Lift Pro $14
Nutritioniste Skin Renew $10
Garnier Cleanser or Moisturizer $1 (11-15-09) V 8/16/09
Nutritioniste Nutri Pure $5
Garnier Cleanser or Moisturizer $1 (11-15-09) V 8/16/09
Garnier Hair Color $5
Garnier Nutrisse Color $2 (9-15-09) V 8/16/09

Buy 2 or more get $3 RR
Neosporin spray, .26 oz. or ointment, .5oz. $3.99
Neosporin .50 (11/30/09) SS 8/2/09
Neosporin .50 (9/30/09) SS 6/28/09
Neosporin Product, any .50 (11/30/09) SS 8/23/09

IVC $2 Neosporin from coloring book
Bandaid 8-20 ct Tough Strips, Ultra strips, antibiotic bandages $2.49
Band-Aid Adhesive Bandages Product, any except trial .50 (11/30/09) SS 8/2/09
Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages .50 (9/30/09) SS 6/28/09

$2 RR wyb Listerine 250 ml Advanced or total care $2.99

TRUEresult Meter $19.99 $3 RR and FAMIR
Note: According to Slickdeals, the company is not paying MIR for purchases paid with RRs

Buy $15 Get $5 RR
Curel Lotion 13oz $6
Jergens Lotion 16.8 or 21 oz $6
$5 Select John Frieda hair care Shampoo or cond. 8-10 oz, Styling products 2.4-10oz.
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John Frieda Collection Product, any except trial sizes and kits $1 (10/10/09) SS 8/23/09
$6 Biore Skin Care, cleanser, scrub, lotion, 3.4-6.7oz, 6-14 pack strips
$12 Biore Skin Preservation Moisturizer, 1.7oz, Fortifying Eye Creme, .5 oz

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Tip-a-licious Thursday

Ooooh don't we all dread wrinkles?!
The aging process is something we all frown upon & wish we could stop! Keep in mind that there are a number of factors that contribute to wrinkles, some of which you can avoid.

According to MedicineNet.com:

Factors that promote wrinkling include:
  • Smoking
  • Light skin type (people with blue eyes and easily burned skin are more prone to sun damage)
  • Heredity (some families wrinkle more)
  • Hairstyle (some styles provide cover and protection against sun damage)
  • Dress (hats, long sleeves, etc.)
  • Occupational and recreational habits (farming, sailing, golfing, using tanning booths, and so forth)
Some of these factors are beyond our control. The main preventive measures we can take are to minimize sun exposure and not smoke.

If you research wrinkle prevention you'll find so many EXPENSIVE creams and/or cosmetic procedures. Personally I couldn't imagine spending thousands of dollars on a cosmetic procedures/spa treatments! There are natural ways (that won't break your pockets) to reduce wrinkles.

Here's a recipe for you to try:
The following recipe will smooth away any wrinkles and moisten dry skin on your face using natural ingredients.

*Recipe below is enough for 1 treatment

  • 1 egg
  • 4 fl oz/115ml coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Place the egg in a small bowl and beat it thoroughly. Slowly add the honey and coconut oil, beating until the mixture is about the same consistency as mayonnaise. Take a left over empty toilet roll and place plastic wrap over one end to hold the mixture in. Hold it upright over the bowl and spoon the mixture into it. Place the roll in the freezer.

To use, peel away some of the cardboard and rub the frozen stick over your face and leave for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. This mixture will keep for several months in your freezer if after use you cover the used end with some more plastic wrap and return it to the freezer.

You can also find a great list of 23 Ways to Reduce Wrinkles on WebMD (click here to read them.)

Wordful Wednesday

Tuesday was the first day of school for San Diego kids. My daughter started the 4th grade & her 10th birthday is this Friday! What an eventful week!

I honestly don't know why my daughter put on a sweater seeing as it's still in the 80s here in San Diego. LOL. My son was excited to be at school but he didn't understand that we were just dropping off his sister. He was a little upset but he got over it. I'm pretty sure my daughter was excited to have time away from him....FINALLY! Haha. Overall it was a great day & my daughter loves being back at school. We'll see how quickly that changes. :)

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