Friday, July 31, 2009

Movies for $3!

Click here to get a coupon for $2 off any Movie StayCation DVD. You can use it at Target to buy some of the $5 movies for only $3.

Frugal Friday: Watch Free Movies

Many people may already know this tip, but I thought I would share it for anyone who doesn't yet know the wonderful power of "hold" at your library.

Did you know you can place any item in your library system on Hold and it will come to you! Just log into the libraries website and search for the movie and then place on hold. If the movie is new to DVD it may take a while to get to you but you won't have to pay any fees for watching (unless you return it late which I have done a time or two). This also works with books or CDs. Whenever I find a book I want to read I just place it on hold and wait for it to come to me. This works for the Salt Lake County Library, I have never tried any other system but give it a try! Search for that movie you've been dying to watch.

If you're in Salt Lake and want to give it a try go Here and click on Library Catalog to start.

For more Frugal Friday tips visit Life as a Mom.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Free Groceries!

Kraft is having an amazing promotion at Albertson's soon! If you buy $25 dollars worth of participating products you get a 5 dollar Catalina at the register and $20 mail in rebate. That makes your groceries free!
Check Money Saving Mom for more details!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tag Baby Blanket

I saw this tag baby blanket on homemade by Jill a few months ago and I knew I had to make one.
I got some cute girl fabric and matching ribbons and got to work. I wanted it to be a really easy quick project so I just cut a large square in the middle and then added some strips around the square. To finish it off I found a really nice soft fuzzy fabric for the back. My daughter loves it!

BOGO Jamba Juice

A delicious Jamba Juice is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day. Here is a coupon for a BOGO Jamba Juice, good till 8/9. I know we'll be using it!

Thanks Utah Deal Diva!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Adorable Little Girl Skirt

Image from Made

I Saw this Mercado Skirt Tutorial on Made today. Aren't they adorable! I'm so excited to make one for my little girl. I will have to make hers a bit smaller since she is only now wearing 12 month clothes.

Go here to see Dana's amazing site. I love her site, her projects are so fun and her photography is amazing.

Go here for the tutorial for this skirt.

I'll post my finished product when I'm done, I'm so excited!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Have you ever heard of this site before? I had never heard of it until last week when I was looking at one of the blogs I love, The Budget Babe, when she said this site was offering select Steve Madden shoes for only $19.00. Apparently this site gives you great deals on select items for only a limited time. I don't usually buy things on the spur of the moment, however when I saw these shoes I knew I had to get them. My mom owns a pair and I have drooled over them for sometime now and I know she payed a lot more for them. does not have them for 19.00 anymore but I did find them on for only $37.00. I'm so excited to wear them, they are surprisingly comfortable.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Money Maker: You Data

I am going to tell you about a little way to make a few extra dollars a year. Yes you read right, only a few dollars a year but if you're like me you don't mind doing something ridiculously easy to earn a little money. You Data is a site where you get paid to look at websites, the company is essentially paying you for the advertising. All you do is log into the site and if there is anything available at that time you click on a link and a new website appears. That's pretty much it. You earn about ten cents, give or take, but you literally don't have to really do anything. The only problem is there may not be very many ads for you to click on. I've gone a few weeks without anything. Everything is free to sign up, you do have to answer a few surveys questions for them to find websites that may interest you, but I think it's a pretty sweet deal.
Click Here to start earning money!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lunch Review

A few months ago my husband and I headed to downtown Salt Lake to a new hamburger place called The Counter, located on the south end of the Gateway mall. The Counter is a gourmet burger joint where you can create your own burger from a large list of available options. The above picture is the half-eaten burger my husband ordered. Which he enjoyed eating but had a hard time creating. For my husband the choices list was to long, he couldn't decided which sauce would taste good with which topings or which cheese to choose. I felt like the prices where to high for just a burger, a good burger, but a burger none the less. I did however enjoy the sweet potato fries very much. If we do go there again I will probably just order the fries and save a little dough.

Book Review: The School of Essential Ingredients

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

The School of Essential Ingredients follows the lives of eight students who gather in Lillian’s Restaurant every Monday night for cooking class. It soon becomes clear, however, that each one seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen. Students include Claire, a young mother struggling with the demands of her family; Antonia, an Italian kitchen designer learning to adapt to life in America; and Tom, a widower mourning the loss of his wife to breast cancer. Chef Lillian, a woman whose connection with food is both soulful and exacting, helps them to create dishes whose flavor and techniques expand beyond the restaurant and into the secret corners of her students’ lives. One by one the students are transformed by the aromas, flavors, and textures of Lillian’s food, including a white-on-white cake that prompts wistful reflections on the sweet fragility of love and a peppery heirloom tomato sauce that seems to spark one romance but end another. Brought together by the power of food and companionship, the lives of the characters mingle and intertwine, united by the revealing nature of what can be created in the kitchen.

In short, I found this book boring. A few of the individuals stories just skimmed because I found them uninteresting and I was excited to move onto a new book. I also found I didn't believe all of the powers that food had on the class memebers. I love cooking and I love food I just didn't believe it could help every person in the class find what they were searching for in life.

Rating: 2 out of 5


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