Modern Penny Deal: Mini Chalkboard Clips

Modern Penny runs a new daily deal every day!

Today’s deal is Get Organized – Mini Chalkboard Clips for 76% off!

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Product Price=$3.49, Shipping=$2.99 +.25/product added to cart

Chalkboard Clips!  Perfect for labeling items in your closets or pantry.  Clip on to dishes when hosting a party, or use as a gift tag on presents or gift bags.  Use at weddings as table markers, or name tags for guests.  The possibilities are endless.

 Rectangles measure 2.5 x 1.75 inches.  Hearts measure 3 x 3 inches.

 Clips come in sets of 5.  Choose from 2 different shapes:
Heart
Rectangle

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FREE Ground Beef wyb Hamburger Helper (Walmart)

$6.44 off ground beef and 3 Classic Helper
Head over here and print a rebate form for FREE Ground Beef wyb 3 Classic Hamburger Helpers.  
Then use this $1.00 off TWO BOXES any flavor Hamburger Helper to save even more!  The rebate is valid until 5/19 and is valid at Walmart only.
That’s a great deal!  You should be able to get boxes of Hamburger Helper for about $1.50 each at Walmart. That means if you use the  $1.00 off TWO BOXES any flavor Hamburger Helper  you should pay about $3.50 for a pound of ground beef AND 3 boxes of Hamburger Helper after rebate and coupon!
Best news is the limit is 2 per household!

Eat at Home Challenge April 2014: Day 20

Dinner Plate, Knife and Fork on linnen cloth

Last July we ran a 30 day Eat at Home Challenge and for my family it was AMAZING.  We realized how just a little planning &  a few minutes can save us a LOT of money!

For the entire month of April my family will be dining at home & I will be sharing ways to make cooking dinner at home easier, prove how much money is wasted by ordering pizza, burgers, coffee and more!  You might be amazed at how much is being spent when you eat out instead of at home!

I will also be sharing a recipe for each day of the month that coordinates with the April Menu Plan!April Menu

 

Day 20: Have a Potluck!

I love Potluck suppers!  Everyone brings their signature dish (or favorite) and that way you only have to make one dish and get a smorgasbord!  Invite a few friends or family over and everyone bring a single dish.   One person can bring dessert, one a side and the host/hostess can cook the main dish.

You can do the same thing at home with your own family- each member is responsible for making and serving a single item. Besides making it a family activity this way you know that there will be something each person likes.   If your children are very young have them be responsible for separating the grapes for a fruit salad or pouring the cans of fruit cocktail into a bowl.

 

Today’s Recipe: No Recipe Today: Easter Dinner

Eat at Home Challenge April 2014: Day 19

Dinner Plate, Knife and Fork on linnen cloth

Last July we ran a 30 day Eat at Home Challenge and for my family it was AMAZING.  We realized how just a little planning &  a few minutes can save us a LOT of money!

For the entire month of April my family will be dining at home & I will be sharing ways to make cooking dinner at home easier, prove how much money is wasted by ordering pizza, burgers, coffee and more!  You might be amazed at how much is being spent when you eat out instead of at home!

I will also be sharing a recipe for each day of the month that coordinates with the April Menu Plan!April Menu

 

Day 19:Make it Special

The purpose of these posts is to inspire myself (and hopefully others) to see cooking and eating dinner at home as fun again- not just a chore.  Eating at home instead of fast food or a restaurant is generally more healthy and less expensive. Two things I am striving for in my own life.

Pull out the champagne glasses and fill them (even with just apple juice for the kids!) Pull out the good plates, put a table cloth down and eat by candle light.  It doesn’t have to be a fancy meal- even the most simple fare will seem, and BE, special when eaten in a special atmosphere!

How would you make dinner time special?

Today’s Recipe: Baked Chicken Strips

Stocking up: Diapers

diaper stock up

My Isabella is now 10 months old!  How time flies.  I originally wrote this post before she was born.  I am happy to say that I had ONE extra size 1 package and 2 extra size 2 packages.  I am also lucky that I was able to “hand them down” to my sister who is expecting twins!

With my oldest, I was able to stock up on diapers as low as 99¢ a jumbo pack  when Eckerds went out of business and was being turned into a different store.  All of their store brand products went as low as 90% off.  I had all of my family members visit every Eckerd in their area to buy me diapers!  I didn’t buy any diapers for about 3 years!  Then we started potty training so I really did well with stocking up on diapers with her.  Then we had twins and while I stocked up, we still found ourselves having to buy more diapers of certain sizes.

I am lucky that my stock pile is large enough of diapers that I haven’t HAD to buy diapers!  I;m just picking them up as deals come along.   So I did research (and buying diapers of course!) This is what my research has turned up:

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