We just moved into a new place. “I love moving!” Said no one ever. It’s such a pain!

However, now that we are here and it’s Christmas season, that means it’s time for me to start saving money by clipping coupons again! I should really do it all year, because why pay for things when you don’t have to? But I tend to just do it in the cold months when I can’t go outside and do anything else. Living in Ohio means frigid temperatures. It went from 70 degrees two weeks ago, to snowing over the weekend, not so fun.

I’m not the couponing queen of the world and I’m not super extreme, but I like to save a few dollars when I can! My favorite place to coupon is Rite Aid because you can stack manufacturer coupons with their coupons and they give you UP+ Rewards. UP+ Rewards are basically free money. You can use this money on anything in the store, so say you don’t have a coupon for something like milk, but you have $3 in UP+ Rewards then you can get free milk! Their rewards register the day after you receive them, so if you need milk you can’t go use your coupons, get the UP+ Rewards and then go right back in the store, but that’s okay for me. πŸ™‚

Here are a couple of deals that I found that have printable coupons and can be used today πŸ™‚

Lindt Chocolate $1 at Walmart, retail price $3.48, but on sale for $3.00, use the $2 off one from here; and you get some inexpensive delicious chocolate!

Crayola Markers, $0.97 at Walmart, normally $1.97, but there is a $1 off coupon here;

Softsoap is on sale at Walgreens for $0.99, print this coupon for $0.50 off 2 and get each softsoap for $0.74


I know it’s not a ton of deals, but like I said I’m no couponing queen (yet!) I just look for a few deals here and there on things that we need (or I would like… I don’t think I NEED chocolate lol).


Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip – Yum!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip! Yum!


I made this for my husband to take to a work potluck and I scooped a little out for myself, for the picture of course;) It’s going to be devoured. Seriously, if you like pumpkin and you like cheesecake you will LOVE this.

1 package of cream cheese

2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 cup of sour cream

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp ginger

In a large bowl beat the cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth. Gradually add in the pumpkin, sour cream, and spices. Beat until smooth. Serve and devour!


Serve with apple slices, ginger snaps or graham crackers (or anything you like the flavor of pumpkin on!)


Eat the foods you love and still lose weight! Order your Skinny Fiber here!

Cooking and Science

Today, I learned that sugar melts at 366 degrees (Fahrenheit) and that you can figure out if your oven is on par by putting a tablespoon of sugar into the oven (on foil or something oven-proof) and setting the timer for 15 minutes (starting at 350 degrees) and seeing when your sugar melts.Β IMG_7376

Now if only the rest of the cooking class homework was that simple, I’d be golden. haha



Goal Board Idea!

Hey guys! Here’s a new idea that I thought up, it’s a goal board and it’s super simple.


All you need are:

Dry erase foam (found at Wal-Mart) Dry Erase Markers
Velcro Tabs

Cut the dry erase foam into squares, place half of the velcro tab on the dry erase foam and the other half on the felt, and voila an easy goal board that can be erased and redone or switched out with new goals easily. You could also use small pieces of felt instead of foam, but I love dry erase stuff so that’s why I used that. πŸ™‚

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You could also use it as a chore board or homework assignment board, where kids can move one chore to a completed row etc.