Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas 2008

Credits: Holiday Magic 2 by Carina Gardner, Template by Liz Designs, Font - CK Becky
I finally got my Christmas photos loaded on my computer. It was then that I discovered that Carson's gift from Santa photo was blurred. Either he or I moved but hey... I'll just reshoot that photo this week.
So I posted last week about the "fairness meter." My kids were all very happy with their gifts and even remembered to thank us. One thing that I did do when wrapping was to make sure that they each had the same number of gifts under the tree to open. If Savannah had a greater number of items due to the cost of her items being less expensive than Cheyenne's items, I just paired them up and wrapped them together to make an even amount of gifts. I know that this is plain ridiculous but it works.
Unfortunately later in the day, as text messages for Cheyenne came in from friends, that was when the "fairness meter" came into play. She wasn't quite as pleased with her gifts when she found that her friends got things that were "bigger" or "better." I didn't let this bother me though - well not too much. I remember the same kinds of feelings when I was growing up and would visit my friends to see what they got for Christmas. The thing of it is... that I now can hardly recall any of the gifts I received when I was a kid. I hardly remember what I even got last year. It really doesn't matter what we get but it is the memories. For me the joy is in watching my children's excitement, it is in being together and sharing our love, and of course it is in remembering our Savior.
This year was a little different as far as celebrating all of our Christmas traditions. I usually make a chain and have an activity for the kids to do each day of the month of Dec from the first to the 24th. This year I didn't get my chain made and at first was a little distraught by my lack of preparedness. I felt like I was letting the kids down. Turns out that much of the chain and activities must have been for me lol. Christmas came just the same and we did do many of the activities we have done in the past and it was a lot less stressful for me. We still had fun - even when we didn't get all 24 activities done. I will be giving this all some thought over the next year and decide what I want to do for next year's Christmas. I love having traditions, but I do think that simplifying things is wonderful too. I hope to find a balance.
On Christmas day, Clayne's parents and his Aunt Nancy, braved the weather and joined us for a nice Christmas dinner. I was more than happy to have them join us - especially when his mother volunteered to bring the ham and homemade rolls. I took the easy route for the rest of the meal and we had baked potatoes and a vegie. I also baked a Sara Lee pumpkin pie and thawed a Marie Callendar banana cream pie. Easy Peasy and it was just fun to enjoy a simple but nice Christmas dinner with family. Ok... I've rattled on for long enough for now lol. Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas too.

Grocery Deals - Week of Dec 31


$3.99/lb boneless NY steak
$1.99/lb boneless pork loin chops
$1.89/lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts

10/$10 Hershey's 8 pack or theater box candy
10/$10 Kroger 16 oz cottage cheese, sour cream or dips

P&G has a get $5 off offer when you purchase $25 or more on participating P&G items using your savings card (see ad or store for details)


2/$4 Shoppers Value gal milk
38 cents Dannon yogurt
3/$10 Dreyer's ice cream
$1.59 Kellogg's cereal (select varieties, limit 5)

buy one get one free on clementines, pork chops, beef chuck roasts, cinnamon roll 4 packs, a few other meats as well

There is an ultimate 1/2 price sale on some Kraft items (see ad or store for details)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Scrappy News

Just a quick entry. I'd share about Christmas, but I haven't even uploaded my pictures from my camera to my computer... Maybe I'll get to that today? Our Christmas was nice and I hope yours was too. Now I'll just quickly share a couple of good deals from my CT designers.

Over at Scrap Orchard you can pick up the new Mega kit for just $3 until Jan 7. It is so cute. Below is a layout I made of my niece, Megan, using this kit. Click on the kit image to go to the Market.

Over at Elemental Scraps, Mandy has a few kits that she is retiring by the end of the year. For a few days you can pick them up at great savings and then after that they'll be gone.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas to All and a peak

So are you ready for Christmas? I finished my shopping last Thursday but have yet to wrap any gifts to put under the tree yet. I just can't gear myself up for the "fairness meeter" to come out. Are you not familiar with the fairness meter? Well I believe every family should have one. My kids have gotten used to my statement, "Quick! Someone get out the fairness meter!" This is what I say whenever one of my kids feels that there has been an injustice in equal fairness to each child in the family. Some people hold off on putting presents out because they don't want the kids shaking and trying to figure out what they hold but I am holding out because I don't want to counting of gifts for each or the size/weight of each gift being measured out by each child so that before the gifts are even opened they can tell me how unfair it all is. I wish that I could say that my children were angelic and just so cheerful about receiving an orange in their stocking but they are like most children and are caught up in all the fun of gimme gimme. They are good kids though so I am sure Santa will make a visit this week. I hope you will also be found worthy of a visit from the Jolly man. More than this... I hope you will have a joyous Christmas. I may or may not be back with a post before Christmas.....

So I do want to share just a few things with you in case I get too busy. I had so much fun using two of the dollar day products from my previous post. I used the Something to Brag About templates by Chrissy and the Snowman Kisses kit by Mandy to create a quick little album that I will likely print off and give to Savannah's teacher when they return from Christmas break.

Also... just in case you want to buy yourself a little gift this Christmas, Scrap Orchard has a fantastic sale coming up that you don't want to miss. Click the image to go look at the Mega kits.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Alice QP Freebie Blog Train and some Sales

First I apologize for any confusion! I thought the blog train was to start at midnight tonight not last night. So I just hope that you have come back and that you will enjoy my Quick Page that I have for you.

Welcome to your next stop aboard the Ziggle CT Express!!! Let me just remind you that TODAY is Kami's turn at the Scrap Orchard's 12 Days of Christmas. And she has her ENTIRE STORE at 50% OFF - TODAY ONLY!!! Plus, she has a free w/ $10 purchase there for you too! Look at my previous post to see those 2 beautiful new kits and scroll down to view the 2 pages that I have made using these fun kits.

And now... the QP freebie that you have come here to pick up. The Password is tiffanyqp and you can pick it up by clicking the image below. Your next stop is jennifer:

And before I sign off let me also tell you that over at Elemental Scraps it is the Dollar Sale and both Chrissy and Mandy have some fabulous new items up for just $1. I so wanted to have time to create something with each of their products but I think you can all relate to the busy time of December. I will definitely be sharing something soon to show off their new products though. Click on the images below to go to their stores.

From Chrissy:

From Mandy:

Well I am out of here for the day. We have a big family Christmas party at my parent's home with all my siblings and their children. We will be making gingerbread houses and eating way too much and Santa will even be stopping by. Hope you all have a great day.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Scrappy News

Have you picked up Chrissy's most recent template challenge template? It is free and so cute. Head over to her blog to get the link. While you are there be sure to check out her sale. She's going to blog every day from now until Christmas with DAILY SPECIALS!! At least 2 items will be on sale each day - but here's the catch - they'll only be on sale for ONE DAY only each!! So you'll have to check back every day to see what the sale for that day is!Here is my layout using this template.

Fa La La by Irene Alexeeva, Alphabet Soup by Ziggle Designs, Challenge Template by Chrissy Williams, Font - Highland Perk

Ziggle Designs has new kits coming out this week! Well actually one new kit (10 Little Monkeys) and one kit that will be FREE with a $10 Purchase (Cheese-A-Lini) on Saturday, December 20th (when her store will also be 50% OFF!!!!)!!!! So be sure to plan on doing some shopping at Scrap Orchard this weekend. There will also be another blog train with a stop here at my blog for a lil goodie so be sure to come back. I can't wait to play with these 2 kits and will be sure to share my layouts here when I find some time to create.

Grocery Deals - Week of Dec 17


$3.99/lb Beef Rib Roast
99 cents/lb Cooks shank ham
99 cents/lb Bone in split chicken breasts, or max pak drumsticks or thighs

38 cents/lb oranges
$1.67 Kellog's cereal (when you buy 3 select varieties)
$1.79 albertson's butter
$2.88 Dreyers ice cream or Sara Lee oven fresh pie
$5.99/2lb block Tillamook cheese

20/$10 (first 20)
Green giant vegies, campbells cream of mush soup, swanson broth or campbells gravy

$2.60 12 pack Coca-cola (when you buy 5 with card)
$2.75 12 pack Pepsi (when you buy 4 with card)
$1.79 12 pack Albertson soda

Buy one get one free Doritos


$1.59/lb Spiral sliced half ham John Morrell

5/$13 12 pack Coca-cola
2/$5 Breyers or private selection ice cream
$1.29/ doz large eggs

10/$10 dips, sour cream or cottage cheese

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A QP Freebie for you!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas with a little gift from me to you. I am thrilled to be a part of the blog train using the beautiful kit Feels Like Home by Ziggle Designs and B~Creative Designs. If you make it to all the stops you will be picking up all these gorgeous pages.

And here is the page you'll be picking up at this stop. Click HERE to go get it. If you need a password it is tiffanyqp Your next stop is Jemenifer's Blog Oh and of course I want to remind you to swing by the Scrap Orchard forums to enjoy the 12 days of Christmas celebration. See my previous post for more info. Click here to go to the forum.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Scrappy News

Yep here's more Digital Scrapbooking news. This time it is all about Scrap Orchard! Today Starts the 12 Days of Christmas. FOR TODAY ONLY... Visit Matahati Design's Store and not only will you find her store on sale but she's got a FABULOUS FREEBIE for you too! (as will all of our fantastic designers... so head on back for all 12 days!)

Do you like the festive new look of my blog? You can get it too. Scrap Orchard has new products available to help you out. Click on the image below to go check it out.

Ziggle Designs has a super cute new kit out this week and below is a layout I made using her new kit. Click on the image to go to the store and pick it up for 20% off.

I have had the opportunity to play with a few other kits that are just being released this week at Scrap Orchard as well. New releases are on sale for 20% off so if these are the kits for you... click on them to head to the market.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Scrappy News

Elemental Scraps is having a Dollar Sale today! Two of the designers I am on Creative Team for sell there and have some great stuff for you to grab for $1 today only. Mandy Mystiques has two darling new kits. You can click on the images below to go to the store and shop. Chrissy also has her latest template set on sale today. See it below.

Credits: The above kit & Template 34 by Choukette, Fonts - Fancypens, Wendy Sue

Credits: The above kit & Challenge Template #6 by Designs by Sine, Font - Times New Roman

Credits: The template set above & Slippery Slope - Collab kit by Angie & ChrissyW , Font - CK Becky

Grocery Deals - Week of Dec 10


$1.99/lb Chuck rump or cross rib roast
$1.29/lb Pork butt roast or assorted pork chops
$1.99/lb Tyson Fresh chicken breast or tenderloins

The following are 10/$10
sour cream, cottage cheese, dips, 1/2 gallon OJ or choc milk
There are also several hygiene items like soap & deodorant

4/$8 General Mills large box cereals (when you buy 4 with saving card)
4/$5 Large doz eggs


$1.99/lb Beef round rump roast or pork top loin roasts
68cents/lb Fuji, gala or cameo apples
$4.99 Northern Mega pack TP

Buy three general mills chex cereal and get four 2 ltr bottles of Coca-cola products free

4 days only Th-Su (if you are buying these - I want to know when to come for dinner)
$4.99 Lobster tail
$4.47/lb NY Steak

On the back page of the ad there are several items that will give you an instant rebate of $4 when you spend $10 on a single transaction with your savings card.
This makes the following items 75 cents each
Betty Crocker cake mix, Green giant valley fresh steamers vegies and also canned veg.
This makes the following items $1 each
Hamburger helper, Grands biscuits, Betty C pie crust mix, Betty C frosting, Betty C brownie mix, cookie pouches and scalloped potatoes
This makes the following items $1.50 each
Betty C pound cake or gingerbread mix, Progresso soup, General mills cereal, Yoplait multipack yogurt, Betty C muffin mix or premium brownie mix, General mills granola bars or fiber one bars, Go gurt, Betty C fruit snacks and... more

Now to figure out what's for dinner tonight....

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Grocery Deals - Week of Dec 3

The December madness has set in already. Life just gets so busy this time of year. Yesterday came and went in a blur without time to post the grocery deals. Sorry I am a day late. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


There is a special 8 hour sale (Thurs) today only from 3pm - 11pm on the following items:
25% off on all frozen foods - includes meat and seafood
99 cents/ doz large eggs
$1.77 Tostitos chips
99 cents Kroger peanuts (12 oz all varieties)
2/$1 Semi-sweet baking chips 6 oz Kroger brand
10/$10 half gallon chocolate milk
2/$4 Oscar Mayer shaved deli meats
2/$4 M&Ms holiday candies or nestle miniatures

weekly ad items:
$1.99/lb extra lean ground beef
$1.69/lb Boneless skinless chicken breasts
$2.49/lb london broil or petite cut sirloin steak
$1.99/lb cook's butt or shank portion ham
2/$1 Navel oranges
5/$10 Post or Quaker cereal


There are in ad coupons for the following items:
69 cents vo5 shampoo or conditioner
$3.99/10 oz cooked shrimp ring (my kids love these)
88 cents Albertsons American singles cheese slices
$1.48 Fresh express bagged salad
69 cents Hunts spaghetti sauce
4/$1 Albertsons Mac&Cheese dinner

Weekly ad items:
Lots of buy one get one free deals on meat
88 cents/lb whole frying chicken, drumsticks, thighs or whole legs
20/$10 Libby vegetables, Albertsons pasta or seasoning mix

There are also some 5/$5, 4/$5 and 2/$5 items but nothing stands out as a better deal for me than what I can get at Winco so I am not typing them in.

Happy shopping. Hopefully I will find time to post more than just grocery deals this month. I'm not betting on it though. I have yet to do much Christmas shopping or decorating.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

An Awesome Contest by MyPicTales

Earlier this summer in a "Works For Me Wednesday" post I mentioned that I was going to be getting some of my digital scrapbook layouts printed by MyPicTales. I was thrilled with the quality of the printing and the service. Now what I am hoping to win is their new contest. Click the image to go and check out the contest for yourself. Unless of course you don't want to create any competition in the contest -thereby increasing my odds of winning LOL!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick post to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Here is a darling photo I came across of my boys. They look so little! It was just 4 years ago. On this day I am so thankful for my boys and for my whole family and for good friends. And... well I gotta get going but my list is very long. I am so blessed!

There will be lots of great scrapbook sales going on with Black Friday. Here are a few of them from the Creative Teams I am on. Images are clickable to go to the stores.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Grocery Deals - Week of Nov 19

Thanksgiving deals are this weeks list (plus some other stuff of course)


These turkey prices are with your value card and a $25 min. purchase
$6 Private Selection Hen turkey 12-14 lbs
$8 Private Selection Tom turkey 16-20 lbs
$12 Butterball Tom turkey 16-20 lbs

4/$5 large doz eggs
$1.89 Kroger or Smith's 1 lb butter
5/$13 Pepsi or Coca-cola 12 packs
$1.99/lb extra lean ground beef
$2 Jumbo size general mills cereals (when you buy 4)
3/$6 Lay's potato chips
3/$5 Nabisco snack crackers
10/$10 cream cheese, dips, sour cream or cottage cheese
2/$1 Kroger canned veg
79 cents Pictsweet frozen veg
$3.99 Marie Callender's frozen pies
$4.99 10inch fresh baked pies
$1.19/lb Cook's shank portion ham
99 cents/ 5 lb bag of russet potatoes

2/$5 Private selection or Dreyer's ice cream plus get a free 2 ltr of A&W or Sunkist with your value card


38 cents/lb Village Market frozen turkey 16-22 lb with $25 purchase or free with Kraft savings.
(Receive $10 instant savings on your turkey when you spend $25 on participating Kraft products See store or ad for details)
$1.88/lb Hormel spiral sliced ham
19 cents/lb fresh russet potatoes (15lb bag for $2.85)
$1.88/1 lb Albertsons butter
4/$13 Pepsi 12 packs
5/$13 Coca-cola 12 packs
$1.79 Albertsons soda 12 packs

Free popcorn offer - buy 3 boxes of Jolly time micro popcorn (3pack) for $5 Complete the mail in certificate and receive a $5 Albertsons gift card

I also went shopping at Winco today and so here are a few of their prices:
37 cents/lb turkey with $50 purchase
$1.48 Libby canned pumpkin 29 oz
$1.66/ l lb butter
$2.50 Sara lee frozen pumpkin pies
37 cents/lb fresh yams
97 cents stove top stuffing mix
87 cents ocean spray cranberry sauce
98 cents large olives
58 cents store brand whipped topping
$1.24/ doz large eggs
88 cents store brand cream cheese
98 cents powdered or brown sugar
$1.38/pint whipping cream
$8.88/25lb all purpose flour
$3.08 canister (280z) Idahoan potato flakes
$1.68 Guittard chocolate chips and other flavors too

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Grocery Deals - Week of Nov 12

A bit late but grocery deals none the less. I went visit teaching earlier and had my niece here for the day to babysit.


$1.99/lb Rump or cross rib roast
$1.99/lb Tyson fresh chicken
69 cents/lb navel oranges
$1.79/lb pork chops or spareribs

Many of the items that were on sale last week with the instant rebate of $5 when purchasing 10 participating items are on sale still this week for the same deal. See last week's post to get an idea or visit the store.


98 cents/lb red grapes
98 cents/lb many cuts of chicken (bone in)
$1.99/lb extra lean ground beef
$1.99/lb boneless pork tom loin roasts
5/$13 (when you buy 5) coca-cola 12 packs

They are running a special much like last week but this time you get a coupon for $10 off your next shopping trip when you purchase $20 or more in participating products in a single transaction using your preferred card. See ad or store for a complete listing of products.

There are also some good 10/$10 items this week like:
Barilla pasta
Betty C brownie mix
Duncan Hines cake mix
Lipton dry soup mix
Hunts 4 pack pudding
and more

Monday, November 10, 2008

Scrappy News

I'm keeping busy today and so I am going to be a bit lazy with this post today and not insert images. There are some good scrapbook sales and offers going on with my designers that I am on Creative Team for. Chrissy Williams has some fun new products out and there is a $1 sale at her shoppe today at Elemental Scraps. Click here to go check it out.

Ziggle Designs has a wonderful new kit out called Feisty. I asked her to design it after watching a YouTube video of what has now become my favorite song. You can see the video here and see what my new fav song is. Here is a link to Kami's blog where she is running a special on her new kit. I am now on my way out the door to go to our local CD shop where they say my new cd has come in that I ordered... yep it is the one with this song!

And.... Carina Gardner of Digi Nirvana has a beautiful new line that is now on sale for 15% off and there is an opportunity in the forum to win the entire line so go check it out here.

I do have layouts that use all of these wonderful new items from these designers and I hope to have more time later this week to share them with you. If you want to though you can click on the link to my gallery on the right column and go check out my work now. Have a great day!

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Preamble

Here is a Flashback Friday for my readers. You are as old as I am if you remember watching this and others in this series durring Saturday morning cartoons as a kid. Cheyenne was working on a poster about the preamble this month for her government class and when I sang this little tune over her shoulder she looked at me shocked and asked how I knew it. Guess they had watched this in her class. They had also watched the "I'm just a bill" clip. Remember that one too? Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Grocery Deals - Week of Nov 5


$1.99/lb Extra lean gound beef
$1.99/lb whole pork loin
59cents/lb whole body chicken

79cents/lb gold, gala, granny smith or red apples

There are several offers where if you buy 10 participating items you get an instant rebate of $5
Here are some examples of the final cost when you purchase this way -
Carnation evap. milk 50 cents
swiss miss cocoa mix 10 count 50 cents
colgate toothpaste or brushes $1
General mills cereal or Betty C fruit snacks $1.50
Quaker chewy bars $1.50

These items are $1 when you buy 10 and get the $5 off
Betty C specialty potatoes
Right Guard deodorant
Alka selzer
Dial soap (pump or 3 bar pack)
Black Pearl olives
Duncan hines frosting
Hefty one zip bags
Kroger syrup or cocktail peanuts
Zatarains rice mix

These are $1.50 when you buy 10 and get the $5 off
Betty C cookie mix (bags)
Daisy sour cream
Dannon 4 count yogurt
Duncan Hines brownie mix
Eagle brand condensed milk
Cheetos and Fritos
Kroger vanilla wafers
Pictsweet vegetables (frozen)
Pillsbury toaster strudel
Viva paper towels
Weight watchers ice cream cups

Ok.... there are also some final cost $2 and $2.5o items... but I am not typing them all in.


$1.67/lb fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts or tenders
$1 Oscar mayer lunchables or buddig wafer meat
$1.88 Marie Callender's dinner or pot pie individual meals
$1.49 Smart ones entree or desserts

There are some in ad coupons for produce (potatoes, onions, avocados, broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes)

Here is a cool offer - spend $30 or more on any combination of these participating products in a single transaction using your preferred card to receive $15 coupon good on any future purchase of your choice.

Here are some 10/$10 for the offer
Lipton dry soup mix
Betty C cake mix
Green giant frozen veg
Lipton rice or pasta sides
Betty C potatoes
Ben & Jerry's ice cream cup

Here are some 3/$5 for the offer
Betty crocker cookie pouch
Suave shampoo
wish bone salad dressing
hamb, chicken or tuna helper
ragu pasta sauce
bisquick shake and pour
progresso soup
suave antiperspirant
betty c frosting

Here are some 2/$5 for the offer
General mills cereal
Chex snack mix
skippy peanut butter
Pillsburry ready to bake cookies
Gold medal flour (5lb)
Country crock spread
Yoplait multi pack yogurt
Best foods mayo
pop secret micro popcorn 3 pack
Betty C muffin mix, brownie mix
Dove soap
Degree antiperspirant

and here are some 3/$10
Totinos pizza roll
Macaroni Grill favorites (frozen)
All small and mighty laundry detergent (I know I'll be stocking up)
a few other items are listed as well.

That is a wrap for this week's posting. Happy shopping.

Monday, November 3, 2008

A little more Scrappy News

Hey scrappers! If you didn't get in on Chrissy Williams get products for DSD, don't worry.... Her sale extends to today. Click on the image to go to her store.
Also the new template challenge is available for FREE. Look for it in her store.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

DSD sale at Digi Nirvana

Thought I better hurry and post this before it is over. Sorry so late but I had a migraine and it threw everything off. Click on the image to go to the store.

Friday, October 31, 2008

NSD @ Scrap Orchard and Blog Train links

As promised... Here is what is going on for Digital Scrapbooking Day tomorrow. This is the line up for Scrap Orchard. I'll be sure to lyk what is going on with the other designers that I am on Creative Teams for as well. Click on the ad image below to go to Scrap Orchard.


Sine's Scavenger Hunt
Participation Gift: Set of template masks (only available for DSD)
Prize: Coupon to Sine's Store!!

Mel's CT Contest
Win a guest spot on the Scrap Orchard Creative Team!! Contest starts on November 1!!

Irene's Pamper- Up Party Challenge
Win a $6 Coupon to Irene Alexeeva's Store!!

Tiffany's Challenge (Yep - this is my challenge!)
All participants will receive the Paper Pack from Harvest Moon!

Stacey's Scraplift Challenge
All participants will receive the WordArt Pack from Harvest Moon!!

Melody's Mega Challenge
One Random winner will get a $10 GC to the Scrap Orchard

A Blast from the Past with Zakirah
Participation Gift: A MiniKit by Matahati Designs
Prize: $8 Coupon to Matahati Designs!!

Angela's Template Challenge
One Random winner will get a $10 GC to the Scrap Orchard

10:00 am EST-Font Challenge
BY: Tami (tsavoie11)
WHERE: Forum
LENGTH: 3 hours
PARTICIPATION GIFT: Alpha from Harvest Moon

12:00 pm EST- D-I-Y Bingo
BY: Kami
WHERE: Chatroom & Forum
LENGTH: 1 hour
PRIZE: Chance to win a $200 Gift Certificate

2:00 pm EST- Make It! Snappy
BY: Jennifer
WHERE: Make It Snappy! Forum
LENGTH: 1 hour
PARTICIPATION GIFT: Elements from Harvest Moon
PRIZE: $6 coupon to Ziggle Designs

4:00 pm EST- Trivia Contest
BY: Kathy (KayJay)
WHERE: Chat Room
LENGTH: 1 hour
PRIZE: $10 Gift Certificate to SO

6:00 pm EST Template Crop
BY: Kami
WHERE: Chat Room
LENGTH: 1 hour
PRIZE: $6 coupon to Pineapple Plantation Designs

8:00 pm EST- Make It Snappy!
BY: Mel (littleginsu)
WHERE: Make It Snappy! Forum
LENGTH: 1 hour
PRIZE: $6 Coupon to B~Creative

10:00 pm EST
WHERE: Chatroom
LENGTH: 1 hour

And remember the blog train I told you about on Wednesday? The free kit you can collect by going from blog to blog for the downloads? Well.... today is the day for that and here are the blog links for you. Have fun~!

1. SUN ((
2. Kelly (
3. Irene (
4. Madame Wing (
5. Rachel ( )
6. Kristy (
7. Zakirah (
8. Cold Fire (
9. Allie (
10. Bethany (
11. Virginia Jen (
12. Kami ((
13. Becky Wallace(
14. Shauna (
15. Amy Sumrall )
16. Franziska (
17. SO ((
18. Amanda (
19. Mel (
20. Vaso (
21. Polka Dot Plum ((
22. Sine (
23. Monica (
24. Mimi (
25. Becky B~Creative (
26. Claudi (
27. Sherri (
28. Armina (
29. Megs (

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Works for me Wednesday - Digital Scrapbooking Trick or Treat

Trick or Treating for Digital Scrapbooking! Now this is my idea of Trick or Treating. No calories and collecting a fun collaboration kit. When Scrap Orchard and Sunshine Studio Scraps team up, you know it is going to be awesome! So on Friday be sure to visit Ziggle Designs Blog to start the blog hopping. You can go to Ziggle Designs Blog right now and see her fabulous new kits and offers as well as snag a gorgeous free paper pack that coordinates with one of her new kits. Free digital scrapbooking goodies... Works For Me! For more fun tips and ideas on a variety of subjects visit the Rocks In My Dryer blog by clicking the image above.

Grocery Deals - Week of October 29

We had our Stake Conference this last weekend and were challenged to live on the food we have in our homes for this week - no trips to the grocery store and no eating out. Since I already had 2 gallons of milk in the fridge and already stock my pantry well - we aren't skipping a beat while we meet this challenge. I will have to wait and hit any of this week's grocery sales until Monday but here they are for anyone who is not doing the challenge. I think it is a good thing to do though just to see if you are prepared. It got me thinking about what things I may want to add to my food storage.

Lots of buy one get one free on meat packages, doritos chips, Land O'Frost lunch meat, etc.

$1.88 General Mills cereal, Fiber one bars, toaster pastries, Betty C Fruit Snacks
$1.79 Albertson's 12 pack sodas, Albertson's chips

The following are 4 days only (wed-sat)
5/$13 when you buy 4 and get one free Coca-cola 12 packs
4/$13 Pepsi 12 packs
also sale prices for these 4 days on bakery holiday cakes and cupcakes
Some sea food and steaks on sale these 4 days as well (still more than I would want to pay for these items so I am not listing prices)

$1.69/lb Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
$4.99/lb Boneless new york steak
$1.79/lb Spiral sliced half ham
99cents/lb red seedless grapes

8 hour sale on oct 30 3pm-11pm
59 cents Big K 2 liter soda
$1.29 Fritos or Cheetos
a few other items like hotdog buns and oscar mayer hotdogs
5/$13 when you buy 5 Coca-cola 12 packs

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Scrappy News

Ok I'm telling you now that with National Digital Scrapbook Day being celebrated this Saturday that there is A LOT going on out there in the digital internet world. I don't want to overload you with scrappy news here on my blog so I am going to spread it out over the week. Today I'm going to tell you about Chrissy Williams fabulous Collab Grab Bag since it is only on sale until this Friday - so you better hurry and get it while it is cheap. After Friday it will be revealed and the items will be sold separately. Right now it is just $3 for a $23 value! Click on the image below to go and get it. And sneak a peak at some of what is in the bag by looking at my layout below. Back tomorrow with the grocery deals of the week and some more scrappy news. Have a great night!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Works for me Wednesday - Dropping Weight

Dropping Weight
Ok so here goes - I'm fessing up! I can't breath when I put on my jeans. You know how it is (at least I think you do) when you go all summer without wearing your jeans and then when the weather changes you pull out your jeans and act surprised when they don't fit the same as they did the last time you wore them. I have no one to blame but myself for all the indulgence of ice cream and snacks through the summer months. With the kids home all day asking for snacks at various times of the day I would treat myself several times a day when getting them a snack. I decided that rather than waiting until after the holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas) all of which tend to indulge my weight gaining trend, I would be proactive and loose the weight before the holidays and then keep myself in check over the holidays to not put it back on.

Now I am only talking about 10 pounds which can safely be lost over a few months. I am well on my way after just 3 and a half weeks and I have lost 4 pounds. The changes have been very minimal. I joined SparkPeople and have been tracking my activity level and my water and food consumption. If you have never checked out this program it is free and I have found it very motivating. Getting back into my jeans before the holidays - works for me. For more tips and ideas visit Works for Me Wednesday by clicking on the image above.

Grocery Deals - Week of Oct 22


88cents/lb whole frying chicken, drumsticks, thighs or whole legs

10/$10 oscar mayer bologna, doz med eggs, 16 oz sour cream, 8 oz butter, 1/2 and 1/2, singles wrapped cheese, progresso soups (select varieties), Albersons fruit snacks or cereal (select varieties), nalley chili, steamers frozen veg, little debbie snacks, albersons bbq sauce, and more

20/$10 Albersons mac n cheese, nissin cup noodles, albertsons tomato or chicken noodle soup, albertsons vegetables, jiffy corn muffin mix, ranch dip mix, mustard, refrigerator biscuits, mandarin oranges, taco or ranch dip mixes and more

Buy 2 get 2 free Coca-Cola 12 packs, Pepsi 12 packs, 7 up 12 packs, Alberstons 12 pack sodas, 24 pack spring water, doritos chips

$5.49 12pack double roll northern tp

There is also a 3 day meat sale thurs, fri and sat please see ad if you want more info.


Tyson frozen bags of chicken 2.5 lb are buy one get one free
$2.49/lb beef chuck or rump roast
$2.49/lb pork loin boneless chops
99cents/5 lb bag russet potatoes

10/$10 hamburger, tuna or chicken helper, land o'frost select lunchmeat, campbell's condensed soup (select varieties), goldfish crackers, 16 oz cottage cheese, sour cream or dips, aquafresh toothpaste, reach toothbrush, softsoap

Monday, October 20, 2008

I made my 2009 calendar and a great scrap sale at ES!

So this is what I have been up to this weekend. Chrissy Williams came out with a fabulous new calendar template set and I couldn't wait to work them up. Now all I need to do is print them up and they are ready for my holiday gifting! Here's the good news for you - This template set is on sale for just $1 today at the Elemental Scraps Dollar Day sale. Hurry over by clicking on the image below to check out all the great sales. Well, don't hurry so fast that you don't take a look at my pages I made! You can find listings of credits below the final layout. Thanks for looking!

Credits: January If Only In My Dreams by Ziggle Designs, Pineapple Plantation and Bren Boone, CD Case Calendar Templates by Chrissy, Font - CK Becky February Paper Hearts by Pineapple Plantation Designs, CD Case Calendar Templates by Chrissy Williams, Font - CK Becky March BFF 4 LIFE by Chrissy Williams and Angie Kovacs, CD Case Calendar Templates by Chrissy Williams, Font - Wendy Sue April CD Case Calendar Templates by Chrissy Williams My Dog ~ 'Lucky Bum'! by Chrissy Williams, Staples and stitching are also by Chrissy Williams from other kits, Font - Wendy Sue May CD Case Calendar Templates by Chrissy Williams MY MOTHER'S GARDEN-FOLIAGE by Alicia Oestreich, STITCHING NO. 1 by Carina Gardner, Flowers by Jen Wilson, Font - Unnamed Melody June CD Case Calendar Templates by Chrissy Williams, Favorite Place by Chrissy Williams, Soccer ball by Simply Sweet Designs, Fonts - SP Sweetie Pie, Smiley Monster July Star Spangled by Ziggle Designs, CD Case Calendar Templates by Chrissy Williams August Alice by Ziggle Designs, Alphabet Soup by Ziggle Designs, CD Case Calendar Templates by Chrissy Williams, Font - Highland Perk September Scrap Orchard August Mega Back 2 School , CD Case Calendar Templates by Chrissy Williams, Font - Wonderful Wendy October Autumn Falls by Bren Boone Designs, CD Case Calendar Templates by Chrissy Williams, Font - NoodleScript November Scrap Orchard September Mega Fallin' For You , CD Case Calendar Templates by Chrissy Williams December Two Turtle Doves by Ziggle Designs, Alphabet Soup by Ziggle Designs, CD Case Calendar Templates by Chrissy Williams, Font - NoodleScript
Here is a picture to show you how these kinds of calendars look when assembled. You can click here to go to the site for instructions.