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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

have you tried?...

It seems like there are a lot of new fun products out there these days (or maybe they're just new to me).

Thought I would share some of the new things we've tried...

*Blue Diamond Nut Thins- I can't get enough of these. I love, love, love them! There are several varieites made from various nuts, but my absolute favorites are the Hint of Sea Salt Almond Thins.
*Philadelphia Cooking Cream- I was so excited about trying this (especially because I got a coupon to get it for free from Kraft First Taste), but was somewhat disappointed. I used the Italian cheese & herb cream with pasta, chicken & broccoli. It wasn't bad, just didn't have as much taste as I would have expected.

*Jello Temptations-I also had a coupon for 1 free 3-pack of these from Kraft First Taste. I bought the raspberry cheesecake variety. 150 calories per container...pretty tasty too!
*Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese- I mentioned this recently, but we love the taste & ease of this as an occassional side dish. It's as close to homemade mac & cheese as I can get without taking the time to make the real deal. Y-U-M!*Kellog's Crunchy Nut cereal-Chris & I both love it. It comes in the crunchy 'o' variety & the flakes. We've only tried the 'o's, but love them! I've found coupons, rebates & great sales (@ Publix & Kroger) so we've been eating lots of it. I highly recommend trying it!

I'd love to know what your favorite new products are!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


You know that I love a great deal!

This week @ CVS:

-I got 1 Skintimate shaving cream for $2.94, but got $2.50 ECB back=$0.44

-I got 1 Colgate toothbrush for $1.99, but got $2 ECB back= FREE

Other deals:

-With the help of my work "lunch quad crew", I collected 20 Lean Cuisine codes & have ordered my FREE lunch bag...love it!

-I also just ordered a $25 Target gift card MyPoints...I take surveys & open e-mails from them to earn points that I can redeem for gift cards...I love it! I've got my eye on a summer dress @ Target, so i can't wait for the gift card to arrive!

-Best deal recently: I joined Groupon, got a $10 discount code for my 1st purchase. Got an offer for movie tickets for "The Lincoln Lawyer" (Matthew McConaughey) for $6 each. Bought 2=$12=$10 code= $2/2 tickets! Looks like date night this weekend!

out like a lamb...

I can't believe March is almost over...where does the time go?

This month has been so busy at work:
getting ready to wrap up clinicals (whew!),
planning 5 clinical simulation days,
grading concept maps (double whew!),
writing questions & an outline for an NCLEX review book,
getting final clinical evaluations done,
meetings, meetings, meetings...

We've been so busy at home too:
finishing our taxes,
spring cleaning,
decorating for spring/Easter,
Sunday night Bible study at WBC,
taking in NCAA tournament action,
house hunting,
looking for part-time summer jobs...

Here's to hoping the month of April goes by much slower than March!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

2 years.

It was 2 years ago today that Peppes died.
Some days it still feels like it was yesterday and other times it feels like it was a forever ago that I talked to her last.

In keeping with the tradition I started last year, I'm making a from-scratch "Peppes Banana Pudding" for desert tonight.
It's just a small way that I can keep memories of my time with her alive.
Just like last year, I imagine the pudding will be mixed with a few tears.

My life is forever changed by her absence, but is forever better because of knowing and loving her.

Monday, March 7, 2011


If you haven't already, click here to order your Publix coupon book worth $50 of savings.

You will receive the book in a few weeks and coupons are good for the month of April.

Just another way to save, save, save...