Showing posts from October, 2010

Four Ways to Use up the Ro-Tel (From Debt Proof Living)

Four Ways to Use up the Ro-Tel

If (a valued sponsor of this free daily email) is teaching you the ropes for how to become a money-saving couponer, chances are pretty good that you’ve amassed a collection of Ro-Tel tomatoes and green chilies. They’re cute little things that we can get for almost free by combining a coupon with the sale price. But what on earth should you do with them? Here are four recipes that are sure to amaze and delight and possibly send you in search of even more Ro-Tel coupons!
Read on here:Four Ways to Use up the Ro-Tel

Hungry Girl's 2010 Halloween Candy Guide

From our friends over at Hungry Girl

It's our 2010 Halloween Candy Guide... Read on to check out the calorie and fat counts on your favorite bite-sized treats BEFORE you chew. Happy Halloween!!!

Guilt-Free Classics!

Tootsie Caramel Apple Pop - 60 calories, 0.5g fat (POINTS® value 1*) Charms Blow Pop - 60 calories, 0g fat (POINTS® value 1*)Dum Dum Pop - 25 calories, 0g fat (POINTS® value 1*)Lik-m-aid Fun Dip 0.5-oz. Pouch - 50 calories, 0g fat (POINTS® value 1*)Jolly Rancher Hard Candy (3 Pieces), Original - 70 calories, 0g fat (POINTS® value 1*) Jolly Rancher Lollipop - 60 calories, 0g fat (POINTS® value 1*)Laffy Taffy Miniature - 30 calories, 0.4g fat (POINTS® value 1*)Peeps Ghosts & Pumpkins (2 Pumpkins or 1 Ghost) - 28 - 37 calories, 0g fat (POINTS® value 1*) Pixy Stix (7 Straws) - 60 calories, 0g fat (POINTS® value 1*)Smarties Candy Roll - 25 calories, 0g fat (POINTS® value 1*)Tootsie Pop Miniature (3 Pops) - 50 calories, 0g fat (POINTS® value 1*)Tootsie Pop - 60 calories, …

IHOP Free Scary Face Pancake on Friday!

Free Scary Face Pancake  for kids 12 and younger on Friday, the 29th.
Trick or Treat All- You-Can -Eat Pancakes

IHOP : Trick or Treat : ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Pancakes : Scary Face Pancake Contest

How to Raise Girls with a Positive Self Image

Two articles from Blissfully Domestic caught my attention recently. Below are the links to both. Read them and let me know what you think in the comments section. . .

I would like to get a good discussion going about this.


Self Esteem Building Activities for Girls

How to Raise Girls with Positive Self Esteem

Teaching Children Good Manners

From Blissfully Domestic:
September was National Children’s Good Manners Month

Parents are so busy these days. Busy trying earn money. Busy trying to shuffle kids to and from school. Busy helping with homework. Busy transporting everyone to practices, lessons and games. Busy preparing meals.

To read more, click here:Teaching Children Good Manners

Getting Organized with My Neat Receipts Scanner

From Blissfully Domestic:

In my quest to be more electronically organized I have come back to my trusty Neat Receipts Scanner. I am always trying to figure out how I can better organize my business information. That is when I came up with the idea to use my Neat Receipts scanner to input my clients paperwork. Then I found out that it is great for a whole lot of other things as well.

To read this article, click here: Getting Organized with My Neat Receipts Scanner

Giving Away, Not Selling, My Stuff

This post is from Get Rich Slowly staff writer April Dykman.

Ever since I cleaned out my closet, I’ve gotten more and more ruthless, editing more and adding less.

The result of deleting items from drawers and hangers is two large brown boxes taking up floor space in the closet, overflowing with castaways. The boxes have grown into mountains, and I can’t walk to the back of my closet anymore.

Read the rest of the article here:
Giving Away, Not Selling, My Stuff

Free Martha Stewart Custom Templates from Microsoft

These might come in handy for upcoming holiday parties. . .or just to make everyday feel a little more special!

Make Menus Great - Microsoft Office 2010 Custom Templates - Organized Home -

The story behind the Chilean miners' Jesus T-Shirts

The story behind the Chilean miners' Jesus T-Shirts As miners were being pulled from Chile's San Jose mine Wednesday, most were wearing tan T-shirts over their coveralls. The Chilean government told reporters the green coveralls were designed to help absorb the sweat as they ascended to the top. But Wes Little, a CNN editor/producer in Atlanta, wondered why the miners were wearing the T-shirt over their coveralls. He noticed a logo on the T-shirt's left sleeve for the Jesus Film Project.Read more here!

Kicking the Soda Habit

Kicking the Soda Habit
By Leanne Ely, C.N.C. Let's start off by talking about some of the benefits to drinking soda... (can you hear the crickets chirping in the background?) The silence is profound. I honestly cannot think of one benefit to your health that drinking a soda gives you. Now let's talk about the hazards to your health that soda brings to the table. How much time do you have? It is full of empty calories (we'll save diet soda for another day), fake sweeteners, harmful artificial additives, chemicals, and a whole lot of words I cannot even pronounce.

Why do we want to put this in our bodies? And why are we willing to pay around $10.66 a gallon for this stuff (assuming you pay $1 for a 12oz. can)? We would never spend that on milk, gasoline, or water so why are we willing to pay it for soda? I'll tell you why. Because we're addicted. Whether it's the sugar, the caffeine, the flavor or the fizz you're hooked. So you know it's unhea…

After School Snack Ideas

After School Snack Ideas By Leanne Ely, C.N.C.
Dear Friends,They walk in the door and before you can even say "Hi, how was your day?" they're saying "I'm hungry!". It's easy to grab a bag of chips, a cookie, or a can of pop but you want to offer them something different. You're looking for quick and easy but healthy too. Is there such a thing? You bet there is and I'm here to help you fill their empty bellies with after school snacks you can give your children with confidence. And don't forget, preparing these snacks with your kids is a great time for some of the best conversations. You can find out a lot about your kids and their lives while talking and working in the kitchen together.

Here's just a few ideas to get you thinking:

Mini Pizza - English muffin pizzas offer a healthy dose of calcium and are quick and easy to create. All that is needed are whole wheat English muffins, pizza sauce, and shredded cheese. Apply a bit of…

Target: Free Curel Lotion, Glade Candles for $0.20, Purina Beggin’ Strips for $0.34 + more from

Here are some more great deals at Target this week (these may not be
available nationwide, so make sure to check the shelf tag or price
scanner before purchasing):

Target: Free Curel Lotion, Glade Candles for $0.20, Purina Beggin’ Strips for $0.34 + more

Prayer Request Update

This is an update from my Prayer Request post from yesterday. You can read more about it here.

The family called back yesterday (Tuesday) morning and asked to see the house at 5:00 p.m. The whole family showed up, the couple and both sets of parents and according to dad, they all LOVE the house.

They told dad that they would let him know something, one way or the other, in a few days.

Please continue to pray that this is the time for the house to be sold.

Thank you for praying.

Restaurant High Chairs Carry More Bacteria Than Toilet Seats

EWWW. On a scale of 1 - 10 this is a 15! Read on, if you dare. . .

The Daily Mail has reported on a new and disturbing study. According to swabs taken at 30 different restaurants, the amount of bacteria found on high chairs was significantly greater than the amounts found on public toilets. Toilets had an average of eight bacteria per square centimeter. High chairs had 147. Ready for the kicker? The study was done in the United States, not England.

Continue reading the article here . . .

Would you please pray with me. . .

This is a note from my mom, Sharlene.

Long story short, they have purchased a home in Asheboro, NC near my sister where they plan to retire. They need to sell their house in WV by February 2011, when my dad retires from the coal mines after 39 years. Although they have shown the house several times, it is still on the market. Please pray that their house will sell soon. It would be a huge financial burden lifted from them as they enter this next phase of their lives.

Thanks in advance for your prayers,

Just wanted you to know that dad showed the house this morning. The wife and the two mothers were very excited, took pictures. She said she definitely wants it pending what her husband has to say. He couldn't come because he was hurt last Tuesday in the mines but will probably be able to come over by the end of the week. She wants to bring the fathers also. They have their down payment and a bank prepared to finance for them. They lost out on a house before their fin…

Fast Food is NOT Food

Fast Food is NOT Food
By Leanne Ely, C.N.C.

Dear Friends,Everyone knows that fast food isn't the healthiest option out there. However, with increasingly hurried lifestyles, it's easy to give in to the temptation to head to your local drive-through and pick up a quick meal. Complicating matters even further, brightly painted playgrounds and characters with friendly faces lure your children to fast food restaurants. And let's not forget those tempting plastic toys.

But just how bad is this food? Can you even call it food? In one famous experiment, a New York City artist purchased a happy meal from McDonald's and took photos of it every day. By day 137, the plain hamburger and fries looked nearly identical to the way they looked on the first day. How many preservatives do you think are in that food so that it shows no signs of decay after more than four months? Are you putting all those chemicals in your body or your children's bodies? Of course, you can do…

Diagnosis and Moving Forward

A wonderful blog post from Cary Schmidt from Lancaster Baptist Church

Diagnosis and Moving Forward