Friday, September 26, 2008

Make It Snappy Freebie Blog Train

Kami of Ziggle Designs is the host of the Make It Snappy Crop and Chat. Click the image below to go to the Scrap Orchard forum.

Everyone who participates in the crop and completes the challenge will be awarded this participation gift.

Do you like this mini kit? Well here is some more good news. Kami of Ziggle Designs and her creative team (of which I am a member) have created several 12x12 quick pages for you to collect by visiting each of our blogs in a blog train. Too fun huh?

Here are the previews of the two pages I created for you. They are in one zip file and you can get to them by clicking either of the two preview images below. If you do need a password it is tiffanyqp

And here are the other stops for the blog train be sure to visit them all to collect all of the pages.
Tiffany: (you are here)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Grocery Deals - Week of Sept 24


$1.59/lb Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
$2.99/lb rump roast or petite cut sirloin steak
$1.89/lb Pork chops or country style spareribs
99cents/lb red seedless grapes

The following are 6/$6 when you buy 6
Kroger cereals, bars, oatmeal or toaster treats

The following are 10/$10
Kroger sour cream, cottage cheese or dips
Kroger frozen veg
Dole Classic salad bags
Kroger and Mountain Dairy ice cream


They are having a 1/2 price sale on several meat cuts and a variety of other items

99cents/lb bone in split breasts

The following are 70 cents/ea when you buy 10
Hershey's baking chips
Daisy sour cream 8 oz
Campbell's cream mush/ckn soup
Duncan Hines cake mix
Zatarain's rice mix
2 ltr Coca-cola drinks

There are some other items that are mix/match for $3 off rebate when you buy $10 of participating products

Sam's Club has big poly buckets of hard winter red wheat for your food storage. The weight is 37 pounds and the price is just under $19. A pretty good deal so I added another 3 buckets to my food storage.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Grocery Deals - Week of Sept 17


20/$10 (only 50 cents each)
Campbell's Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom soup

4/$5 Campbell's chunky soup

$1.99/lb Extra lean ground beef
98 cents/lb Green seedless grapes


$1.99/lb Extra lean ground beef
$1.99/lb whole pork loin

4/$5 large doz eggs
10/$10 Kroger sour cream, cottage cheese or dips

They are continuing with the buy 15 participating items and get $3 instant rebate on tomato soup or chicken noodle soup as well as spaghettiOs and Campbell's chunky soups (see last week's grocery post or the ad for details.)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Scrappy News

Hurry over to Elemental Scraps by clicking on the image below to check out the $1 day sale. Chrissy has a great new template set she just released and you guessed it... you can get it for a buck for today only. See the image below for a better looksie as well as an example page made by me.

(Credits: Midnight Garden by Pineapple Plantation and Ziggle Designs, Template Ad It Up by Chrissy Williams, Stitching by Gunhild Storeide, Word Art by Elegant WordArt by Bethany, Font Century Gothic)

This kit is available for free at the Scrap Orchard for this month only when you purchase $10 in products from either Ziggle Designs store or Pineapple Plantation Designs store. Just add this to your cart and the discount will be given when you check out!!

Grocery Deals - Week of Sept 10


$1.59/lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
$2.49/lb pork loin boneless chops
1o lb/$10 red seedless grapes

The following prices are good when you purchase 15 participating products and receive a $3 instant rebate.

39 cents Campbell's chicken noodle or tomato soup
$1.25 Prego Pasta Sauce
$1.25 Campbell's chunky soup
$1.05 Pepperidge farm goldfish crackers


38 cents Dannon yogurt (first 12)
$1.88 Corn king sliced Bacon (first 3)

The following are just $1 each when you buy in sets of 10

Albertsons cereal (some varieties)
Quaker granola bars
Albertsons oats
Albertsons fruit snacks

The following are just $1.50 each when you buy in sets of 10

Albertsons cereal (some varieties)
Quaker oatmeal to go, granola bites, instant oatmeal, breakfast cookies, oats, simple harvest bars
Aunt Jemima syrup or pancake mix

Monday, September 8, 2008

19 years!

Today is our 19th wedding anniversary! Don't we look like little babies here? Guess the passing of time and aging does that to you lol. So here are 19 reasons I love my wonderful husband Clayne.

1. Patient
2. Considerate
3. Example
4. Thoughtful
5. Understanding
6. Supportive
7. Faithful
8. Loving
9. Forgiving
10. Respectful
11. Constant
12. Helpful
13. Religious
14. Thankful
15. Provider
16. Soft-spoken
17. Laid back
18. Happy
19. MINE

Here's to many more years of marital bliss!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Cupcakes Anyone?

When I saw these in the recent issue of Woman's Day magazine I just thought they were the cutest! I am a sucker for pastries anyway and cupcakes are so yummy. When I went to their website they didn't have a photo nor could I find one as cute on the net so if you get a chance in the check out line or at a dr office take a peak on page 124. I had to settle for a pic I found by googling. Still you get the idea. Here is the link for the above cupcake if you want to try that version of the recipe. It has a cream cheese filling and sounds heavenly.
The recipe in Woman's Day is as follows:
makes 24
Active: 20 min Total: 1 hour
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup sour cream
2 large eggs

1 pkg (14 oz) 50 caramel candies
2 tbsp heavy cream
Ice cream sticks
Garnish: Red sprinkles

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. you will need 24 muffin cups lined with paper liners.

2. Cupcakes: Combine flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl.

3. Beat applesauce, sugars, butter, sour cram and eggs in a bowl with mixer on low speed just to combine. Beat in flour mixture until well blended.

4. Divide batter among muffin cups. Bake 30 minutes until a wooden pick inserted in cupcakes comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely.

5. Glaze: Heat caramels in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted. Add heavy cream and stir until combined. Cool 2 minutes. Working quickly, while mixture is still warm, spread top of each cupcake with 2 tsp of glaze. if glaze gets hard to spread, heat on low, stirring until more melted. Insert an ice cream stick into center and top with sprinkles. Place in freezer for 5 minutes to set.

Note: Cupcakes should be glazed and served the same day.

Per serving: 250 cal, 3 g pro, 44 g car, 1 g fiber, 8 g fat (4 g sat fat), 33 mg chol, 218 mg sod

These cupcakes were pictured in the mag and they were nice enough to have the image at their site so I could easily share it. Cute huh. In the mag though they didn't cut the top of the "trees" off. Still I think you get the idea. I just thought this was so clever for a fall cupcake. And while I was looking for that Carmel Apple cupcake I found this site. Lots of cute images for decorating cupcakes. Have fun.

Grocery Deals - Week of Sept 3


They are having a 2 week case sale while supplies last.

$9.99/case of 24 Libby's vegetables
$15.96/case of 12 Kroger 18 oz peanut butter
$3.99/case of 24 Kroger 8 oz tomato sauce
$2.99/case of 24 Kroger bottled water
$12.00/case of 12 Kroger quick oat canisters
Be sure to check the ad or the store for more case lot deals.

$2.99/lb Petite sirloin steak, london broil, whole pork tenderloin or baby back ribs


They are having lots of buy one get one free offers so be sure to check the ad or store for more.
Here are a few of the BOGO deals
Beef round rump roast
Boneless, skinless chicken breast or tenders
Bone in pork country style ribs
Hormel sliced ham
Jimmy Dean sausage rolls
Sliced deli roasted turkey breast
Bakery cinnamon rolls

The following are $1 each when you buy ten and get an instant $5 rebate
Betty Crocker brownie mix
Hamburger/Chicken or Tuna helper
Bisquick baking mix
Betty Crocker potatoes
Betty C ready to serve frosting
Progresso Bread crumbs

The following are $1.50 ea when you buy ten and get an instant $5 rebate
General Mills cereal
Gen. Mills Chex mix bars and snack sacks
General mills granola bars and fiber one bars
Betty C Muffin mix
Progresso soups