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October 24th, 2008 at 06:09 am

While i love jif, I also love always save too. Nice and creamy, yet no oil setting on top either, nice mixture. I get always save for 1.19 a jar, I get the small jars, because i keep it handy at my desk. When im feeling a little hungry, its right there for reminder of eat this! lol. Its a priority on my diet, as I dont eat alot of meat, unless its bbq. So I lack alot of protein. Eggs, P.B. and mac/ch, cheese are high on my list for protein. I had to cut off alot of my hair cause it just died during my pregnancy. If your hair gets like straw, your lacking protein. I dont eat seafood at all, dont think ive mentioned that one before. Also another reason for the need for protein. I just cant take the smell. I got sick on a bad piece of Cod when I was pregnant with first child. If anyone else is like me, then you know, when you get sick on something while preggy, you will not touch it again. I also lost my gall bladder, so that may also play a part in that.
I have tried that smart sense. The taste is ok, if you can get over the texture. Its gross to look at all that oil sitting on top. You cant just put a knife in there and make a sandwich, you gotta stir that stuff, every time you want some. Its not very appealing to me. When I lost my gall bladder, it wasnt just a removal, it exploded, so its made me have a weak stomach as a result and I suffer heartburn very much. They said its called Gastritis. A side effect after losing your g.b.


October 24th, 2008 at 05:44 am

They have all kinds of 1 dollar boxes of cereal in most of the stores i shop in. Plus at dollar tree, they get the kind they use at school, tony tiger power, 4 boxes that you open and put milk right into for 1 dollar. Thats also a great deal for keeping in the car stash for just in case. I use a shoe box in back of van for long term food storage, for just in case the car breaks down and we have to wait a long while and were in the middle of nowhere.

Ive found,
cinnamon toast crunchers
blueberry toast crunchers
fruit loops generic
frosted flake generic
chocolate puffs
marshmellow matey
My kids like all but the marshmellow matey. They say, 2 thumbs down on that one. Their fave is the cinnamon one.
They also have generic pop tarts and oatmeal. My kids love the chocolate pop tarts, my daughter loves the strawberry pop tarts, my son loves the oatmeals. I put a few extra raisins in the cinnamon one and Chocolate chips in the plain. My oldest son loved the banana kind. Id also blend up a few banana chips and add it in. Not fresh banana, but the chips. When you put those in a chopper/blender, they look like brown sugar.

baby stuff

October 24th, 2008 at 05:32 am

I got great deals at Dollar Tree for my baby. They have the Set for bathing at bedtime for Baby, Johnsons Lavender, the three different items were , gel baby oil, lotion and bath wash, 1 dollar each. Ive found some onsies, socks, brush, bottle brush, outlet covers, spoons, first dishes, etc all at the dollar tree. That is always the first store I go shopping.
At Walmart, the equate set is pretty good too and not to expensive, about half the cost of Johnsons. I used the purple set, smells kind of berry like to me. I got the all body wash, baby lotion, and cream baby powder, which is awesome too. I never seen that stuff before!

Always Save

October 23rd, 2008 at 09:54 pm

I can get a.s soups for 39 cents each at wallace and owens, its a country mart store. I like that price, 3 cans for the price of one campbells. My kids love them. The only one that looks any different from campbells is the c.of mush. But when made with milk, tastes just as good. My daughter likes it with evap milk too. I like to add them to my dishes also. Different options:... 1 can of tomato soup, to a box of generic mac/ch, great! Even More filling, no extra milk, just dump can in it when the rest is all done already. Stir and Serve. Add a 1/2 lb beef and a can of mush also and tom, like lasagne hamb helper. Instead of tom, use 2 cans c.of mush, you got stroganoff. You can add 1 can c. of mush, 2 cans tom a big chunk of velvetta to pasta or rice, tastes like spagettios. Yes even rice! I have done this and its awesome! If you have the old steamer dish from tupperware, You can put a 1/2 c. rice in the bottom and add a can of c. of mush to it. put in vegs if you like, i like mixed or peas/carrots, and put in steamer tray, put a boneless,skinless chicken breast, cook in microwave 12 mins, walah, chicken ala king. It is awesome too. I like it especially on Church days, easy, quick and low maintenence.

Dish Soap

October 23rd, 2008 at 09:46 pm

I dont think anything compares to Dawn. Its a great laundry soap alternative too. You can use it as a pretreater on stains on clothes too. I keep it and the generic on hand. I love the scent of Sun Sations apple orchard soap. I use it generally and use dawn sparingly. I can get 3 bottles for same price as one bottle of dawn. So thats what i do. If kids want to soap up thier slip n slide, they can use the sun brand.lol. I like using it with my mop to clean my stand up shower stall. I use a dollar store cotton mop for this purpose. It works well! It leaves a fun scent too. That is if you like apples.lol

window cleaner

October 23rd, 2008 at 09:42 pm

The generic window cleaner for 1 dollar at the dollar tree works as well as any i have used before. They also have a refill bottle that will refill that bottle twice for 1 dollar. so for $2.13, I get 3 bottles of window cleaner. Id prefer to make my own in the future, but i need to wait til i can afford some essential oils. Have you seen the price of those lately? Oy Vey!

Dollar store toiletries

October 23rd, 2008 at 09:37 pm

These are a good deal. However!!!!! You need to look at labels and make sure nothing you use is made in China or Africa. Both of these countries still use lead!!!! Like that episode of Criminal intent law n order, where kids died from drinking mouthwash. It may be a fake show, but its based on Facts! Thats why there is actually a death by chocolate as well. Most chocolate is produced from Africa, and they still use leaded Gas. Which means the emitions goes into the air and on the chocolate plants. China still uses lead in almost anything, especially paints. Thats why all the toy recalls. My mother saw on the news that theres been some deaths from toothpaste, our companys, their countries. So if your buying colgate, that doesnt mean it was made here, unless it says so on the label!!! READ IT FOR YOUR HEALTH AND YOUR CHILDRENS SAFETY!!! If it doesnt say U.S.A. dont buy it!!!! Even if it has the ada approval on the box, still look and see if it was made in the usa. A Lead Free Country! The brand is ada approved, not the country it was produced in. The suave and vo5 are just 1 dollar and are better bubble makers in the bath then actual bubbles. I have a jaquizzi and the only thing that truely bubbles up, is those 2 shampoos. They also carry dial, caress, and zest soap for just 1 dollar. Alot of body soaps that my kids like using. I kind of like them myself. They are a one soap multi use. All hair/body. I kinda like that, simplifies it all.

Different Sock Choices

October 23rd, 2008 at 09:27 pm

I was just at walmart yesterday. I like to buy multiples of the same sock, so Pairring dont really take any of my time. I have a set color,or type, for each child. My daughter like anklets, my baby uses same as I do, no shows, My sons wear crew, one black and one gray. I bought 3 packs each for each person before school started. I noticed yesterday, that the jerzees brand I bought are still 4 dollars a 6pk. I know what belongs to who and washing 20 socks, all i gotta do to pair is really type or color as a whole, Not like those packs of ten a different color for each pair. That perverbial missing sock dont bother me, when they are all the same color for each person. I and baby use no shows, because of our sensitive skin, and Im diabetic, when socks leave marks, its not good. I prefer to keep my tootsies for the long haul, so i do all i can to pamper them. Even in the shower, I stop the drain, so they get a good soak while im showering. I wear no shows to not cut off circulation. I dry my feet after bath/shower immediatly. I also soak feet one or two times a week. I do have a soaker, but most of the time its alot of trouble to clean and clean after. So i went to dollar store and bought the thing you use in sink for washing dishes(dishpan i believe its called). Alot easier to tote and clean up. All tips for Diabetics. Regular socks mark up my baby too w/in ten minutes. So I buy her no shows as well.

Family Fun under 200.00 outdoors

October 23rd, 2008 at 09:15 pm

Walmart sells pools at set prices each year. up to 999.00. The 149.00 is probably your best deal. It changes size each year! Be careful there! Its half foot different either side, depth or width. One year it was 14ft wide next year 14 1/2ft wide. The difference being, the filters and all will be different. Your best bet when buying it, is buying extra packs of filters, cause they wont be available the next year, but maybe will year after that. I bought the 149.00 pool. I have used it for 3 years. I bought one year b4 that one, and found out no parts available for that size the next year, which is why i reccommend extras purchases when you buy it in that same season and stuff runs out and they dont reorder for that season so get all you can at that moment. Or if you can find a good deal on a real pools filter system that always has filters in stock, then i would reccommend doing that. My friends in michigan did that and they never had to use all those chemicals that i have had too cause of the cheap plastic, basically disposable filter system that comes with these. If you can get a real filtering system, then i highly reccomend it and recommend this fill as it goes pool. No liner replacements, just fill ring with air and fill pool with water. If you have to replace a liner, it costs what this pool costs, and as i stated, ive used my second one for 3 years already. So its been cheaper then maintanance on a real pool, and its put away in a tote in the garage til the next year. No worrys about winter damage.
My kids love the pool and its 4 1/2 ft deep, perfect for my younger children and still fun for the older ones. Plus i have the 2 ladders now from both pools. I buy a blow up ring pool now for at the ladder to wash thier feet, because, my dog loves the plastic pool from walmart for 8 dollars, she keeps cool and clean using it every day in the summer. Its also helped keep the flys off her ears, so its all good. Id spend the other 50 of the 200 i posted on filters if you plan on using the filtering system that comes with the pools. The pool set comes with a set of chemicals also, so dont buy any of that, thats enough for the season. It also comes with a floating device for the chemicals. All you need are toys, foot washer item, screen handle for leaf removal and EXTRA FILTERS.lol. Dollar tree is great for toys too. I bought the rings at walmart though for 1.88 each, they are bigger and stronger, then the ones at the dollar tree. As you can see in the pic posted here, the neon are walmart 1.88 specials and the tire is a dollar tree special my neighbor bought for his daughter. Theres a size difference and Ive used mine for those 3 years, and hes replaced his at least one time a season. When Darien was younger, and scared of the water, We were camping at KOA nearby and in thier store, they had a ring with an x of plastic w/in the circle, like a seat. He loves it, I paid 4.99 at koa for this item. If it was stocked at our KOA, then its a general item you would find at any of them. Ill enclose a picture of it too, so you know what your looking for. Everything else I bought at the Dollar Tree, rings, sinking items, squiter animals, goggels, pool basketball, etc...

Family Fun INDOOR/OUTDOOR 150.00

October 23rd, 2008 at 08:49 pm

They have those air up bouncys, that used to be available thru rental agencys only, for 99 dollars at walmart. They are like 4x4 feet. So it easily can be indoor or outdoor. You can get bigger, but it costs alot more. That by itself is hours for years of fun!

To Make it even more exciting, You could buy those big balls at walmart, 2 for 5.00, and toss them in there, about 10 balls is alot of fun.

You could also buy a box of those balls like they use in playlands, a box of 100 different colors, 25.00.

Now that my Kids are older, I have took it to my Church for all the younger kids to enjoy.

Family Fun outdoor 150.00

October 23rd, 2008 at 08:35 pm

For at home fun for 150.00.
For older kids, you can also put a sprinkler underneath it for added fun. It can be a little dangerous for younger kids, I do this for my teens. When the pool has been up, they still chose to do this instead. Great exercize! great fun! My kids sleep better and easier after an afternoon on the trampoline, with or w/o water added.


October 23rd, 2008 at 07:54 pm

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October 23rd, 2008 at 07:53 pm

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rental stores

October 23rd, 2008 at 07:36 pm

I am a fan of these. Most arent. However, you only see it one sided. I will give you my point of view here to compare to the complaints of it all.

The main complaint is that you pay twice the price.

This isnt necessarily true either. You get early pay off options, such as 40 percent off to 55 percent at some stores. Say you have 18 payments, after you get down to say 9, and want to pay it off, the balance owed, take off that stores percentage and thats your pay off.
For example. you owe 300, and that store is 40 percent, then your balance is less 120 dollars equaling 180 payoff amount. Fourty percent is the lowest option ive had to deal with.

Secondly, its door to door service, they hook you up, you have to do nothing but sign a reciept.

Thirdly, if it breaks while paying for it, it gets fixed and you get a loner while you wait. My daughters tv/dvd combo, the tray was stuck, they took it in and fixed it and she got a tv/dvd combo loner while it was being fixed at no extra cost. No retail store has this option. You may get insurance, but you wait for that insurance and get nothing while you wait.

They are in competition with others, so they meet and beat deals and accept clients with free month or free two weeks on new purchases as well.

Theres no credit check. You wont be denied unless your residence cant be verified.

Say something costs retail 1000. Rental will be about 2,100. But you get that 1,000 payoff in the first 90 days, so after your second payment, you want to pay it off for retail price, then go for it.

They have cash and carry, and as a client, if you cant pay the price posted, you can get it on payments as well and remember its door to door service. you find a big screen tv, you dont have to carry it, they do it all for you.

If your unhappy with something you can contact corporate also. They generally will do about anything to keep you happy. For example, one store i used to go thru, sold out to another chain. When they took over contracts, they were suppost to honor them. I was currently in waiting for replacement pieces and fixing others. I had 3 bdrm sets, one with one of those tall skinny chests, it was dropped during delivery and it broke the top, so i was waiting on replacement of that piece and the boys sets, had under drawers and the slides were installed inproperally. They finally got with me and said the dresser was discontinued and they couldnt replace it, but would get me thier current new set with a new contract, but they were not gonna credit me funds i paid other company, and they didnt fix the other sets either,they wanted to do the same as the other set. I already paid 669.00 in rentals on these. I told them to take it all back, and they did. Later thier vice president contacted me and gaurunteed me the credit of 669 in any future purchase in thier store to keep me as a client. I should of took the offer but turned it down. Without beds, i had to go elsewhere and get same day delivery, u know what im saying?
I wish i had that check now, now that im needing a new dining set.lol I may call them and see if they will still give it to me.
I got and paid off after 10 months a front load washer. In all it cost me 775. Ive had it for 5 years now. I havent ever needed any maintenence on it. With 5 kids, i couldnt have anything less then a front loader. As it is now, i cant get laundry kept up. I always have 2 loads or more in waiting. I live in county and co op area, so i pay seperate water and electric and our electric is outragous. So this saves on both, especially washing in cold water. I have also been buying lately, the sun with bleach liquid soap at the dollar tree, and with front loaders, you use 1/4 the soap of top loaders, so that 10 load 1 dollar bottle is 40 loads and all for one dollar with color safe bleach included. They also have and I bought without bleach, for special loads. Garments that require you dont use bleach of any kind on. Id say since my bill is half what it used to be on a monthly basis, ive saved almost 2,000 each year on electric and almost 360.00 on water each year. totaling 2,360 for each of five years, now totalling 11,800. Minus the cost of the washer itself, thats still 11,025 saved in 5 years. Well the electric isnt just cause of my washer. Its two other tips involved there. 1 is the different bulbs, 3 pk for 7.97 at walmart, 4 pks for whole house, and power bars, 5.97 each walmart, total of 5 bars for whole house. Not only has that saved me money on power bill, but also from products surging during storms, which in flood plains, i may as well live in seattle.lol. Not only is this town in whats called flood plains, but its also known as tornado alley.
So total cost of investment= 840.63
Total Saved= 11,800 in five years
total savings over 5 years=10,959.37. Which is 2,191.87 each year in savings. This is based on standard bills. In these 5 years there has not been but 2 mishaps with electric, Tornado Damages. They did not cost much extra. If your not aware, with Co-ops, when theres a problem within your coop area, All People, pay equal share of costs for fixing the problem. Ten Years ago, we had a major ice storm, Ten days, no power, workers on it 24/7. Mind you my bill was based on 20 days, plus costs for fixing said problems too, My usual 20 days use of 100 then, became 999.00 for that month. My dads usual 36.00 became 697.00 for that 20 day month. Plus they claim no profits, and that means we dont get our 1 percent of years use back either. If your moving, or thinking of moving, Look into power options in the area your looking. Dont believe the commercials for co ops, its bull, trust me, ive lived in one of those areas for 15 years, and to explain to you how bad that is, this area is so bad economically, my dad as a senior, gets his extra medical coverage for free. I believe thier list goes by ten worst economic areas in usa for free coverage, and we are one. So if this took place in a better economic area, then that means the cost would of been higher, not lower, so you think about that.

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I hate renting movies!

October 23rd, 2008 at 07:00 pm

I dont rent movies. I may see Movies alot later then others, but i get the better deal.
At Movie Gallery, They always have a sale going on, its either buy one get one, or buy two get two, same deal really.
They sell used movies from 1.00 to 15.00.
I go for the Secondary step down at 9.99.
Thats movies that have been out for about 8 months. I get out the door with four of those movies for 21.28. I also have combo vcr/dvds, and they sell all thier video tapes for 1.99. I get alot of deals like that for my kids. All four still at home, get a movie just for them for under 10 dollars in total, you cant beat that!
Why rent for about 4 dollars for 5 days when you can buy it and keep it forever for 10 dollars.
Even walmart. Now saw 5 ,for example, is going to the theaters. Thier electronics dept has a 5 dollar wall. They have saw 1,2,3 all 5 dollars each. Friday the 13th 1-5 for 5 dollars each, Rocky movies, all of them, for 5 dollars each. They even have b flick combos with up to 7 differnt clips(bella legousi for example) for 5 dollars each. Again 21.28 out the door for 4 movies. Or if theres one i want, its out the door with 5 movies for 26.56. They even had Judge Judys movie in this rack. I totally skip new releases and go for the older option. Even at the Dollar Tree, they have old shows, old movies and Biblical Movies and discs for listening for 1 dollar each. I got Lucy Show, Red Skelton, Abbott and Costello.

Theres also the pawn shops as well. Sometimes ours has a buy 1 get one free. Normally any given day they are 4.99. I got my Laurel and Hardy Collection here. I got volume 1 and 4 for out the door for 5.30.

At walmart, i bought a set for cleaning and fixing. Its a plug in deal, its automatic, and has discs and cleaners for both purposes. Originally 20.00. Refil packs are only 7.99. This is a great investment! I bought a second one, and now have one for each purpose and no need for a refill pack for some time, since each came with 2 sets. I dont have to change discs ever either, One has one set the other has the other.

I also found at walmart a Clearance Section in electronics, It is usually in the back corner, the last place you would look and its like that in each dept of the store, so look! I got 2 of the Biggest,240 movies each, Books, for clearance of 7.50 each. I have a Black one for Just Me Movies, and one with red and white stripes, like thier school colors for Just for Kids movies.I keep a bounce sheet inside each for static reduction and a nice fresh scent.lol. Just look for those with cotton backs, not plastic backs for longer life for your movies.

Back to the dollar store...
dollar tree that is, They have 11 volumnes of Biblical Stories. If you found and got all 11 of them, you could walk out the door with hours of entertainment for 11.67. Bases on our tax of .0632 percent. If you buy one item is 6 cents tax, but if you buy 2 items is 13 cents tax.lol.

My kids like stuff that i and my mother grew up with two. My youngest son, 7 now, His favorite Cartoon is Felix. He has Aspbergers, so repeats are necessary for him to be happy. Its like a combo of autism and adhd. I got several Felix discs at the dollar store for 1 dollar each and hes quite content with them. I put them in my dvd drive on laptop while traveling. All the kids like it, but one loves and depends on it.

Its hard to explain the depends on it part, unless you have special needs kids, to really understand, what a mother goes thru with the disability.

For example with him. If I get take out, Mcdonalds, He will only want a cheeseburger kids meal, and the burger has to be absolutely plain except needs to have cheese also. No Cheese, any condiments,and your up to a Scream fest. Its not something he can help or control either, and the medication only plays a partial roll.

Its like the therapist he had to see for diagnosis of said disability, You have to venture out for things, with him only. He can pick out things hes comfortable with and you stick with it. Not just food or movies, but clothes as well. Like for me, Im allergic to wool, so i cant have anything with wool in it. He cant have wool because with the autism part of this syndrome, texture issues, which falls under clothes and food as well. You know the saying if mommy aint happy, noones happy, well same goes for my son. If he aint happy, then mommy aint happy and noone will be happy. lol.

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