Saturday, November 16, 2013

Find Free Shipping Coupon Codes Before You Checkout!

If you are planning to do a little shopping online for holiday gifts this year, do not forget to look for those wonderful free shipping coupon codes!

Two sites to bookmark and check before you shop are and Find out which stores are offering coupons and promo codes and other special offers as well. At FreeShipping for example, you can search stores like Target to find online deals and promotion codes that you may not even know about or find anywhere else.

You can also search by category to find stores that might be offering free shipping for a specific item you want to buy.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cheap Holiday Side Meals - Cranberry Apricot Sauce

Apricots give traditional cranberry sauce a delicious flavor twist! And this simple recipe gives you a delicious yet cheap holiday side dish to add to your table!

Cranberry Apricot Sauce Recipe


12 ounces cranberries
1 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup apricot preserves
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon to taste


Combine all ingredients in a pot and add 1 cup water. Cover. Bring to boil while stirring often. Turn down heat and simmer about 10-15 minutes. Keep stirring frequently as the sauce cooks. When the sauce has thickened, remove from heat and let cool. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Inexpensive Homemade Gingerbread Body Wash

Here is a fun, inexpensive and wonderfully aromatic gift you can make for the holidays: Gingerbread Body Wash! After all, who doesn't like the scent of gingerbread wafting through their home on chilly fall days??
You can make these with just a few ingredients, and hand them out in pretty bottles to friends, co-workers, teachers, neighbors, etc.

{ Another DIY gift idea: Homemade Chocolate Bath Salts}

You should keep one or two bottles tucked away for yourself too - they smell so yummy you will love using this body wash in the shower or bath!

Ingredients Needed To Make Gingerbread Body Wash:

2 cups water (filtered or purified is best if you have it!)
1/2 cup liquid castille soap (this is great stuff to have on hand anytime, btw.)
2 tsp. vegetable glycerin (usually found in vitamin stores, organic health food stores and on Amazon)
2 tsp. ginger flavoring
2 tsp. vanilla extract

How To Make It!

Mix all the ingredients together until well-blended. Pour into pretty bottles/containers. Enjoy with your next shower or bath!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Beauty on a Budget: Pumpkin-Yogurt Face Mask

Pampering yourself at home is a wonderful way to treat yourself after a hard week. Using pantry items to create tour own body lotions, face creams and scrubs is one of the best ways to stick to a ' beauty on a budget' routine as well. So why not put some of that canned pumpkin pie filling to use and any extra yogurt you happen to have in the refrigerator to make a soothing moisturizing face mask?


1/2 cup of canned pumpkin pie filling
1/2 cup plain yogurt if you have it (or just use whatever flavor you have!)
1 Tbs. or so of honey

To Make the Mask

Just blend all the ingredients together until you get a paste-like mixture. Smooth the mask on your freshly washed faced (make sure to avoid the eye area.) Leave the pumpkin mixture on your face for about 10-15 minutes, then rinse gently with lukewarm water.

Pat your skin dry gently and enjoy your soft fresh complexion!!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Cheap Way To Whiten Your Teeth Naturally {Got Strawberries?}

Got strawberries? Surprising as it might seem, strawberries can give you a cheap way to whiten your teeth naturally. Malic acid helps whiten teeth, and strawberries just happen to have plenty of this magic ingredient. When you add in a little baking soda, you get a gentle abrasive that helps brush away stains on teeth for an even brighter smile.

All you need to do to naturally whiten your teeth is mix a mashed strawberry with about 1/4 tsp. baking soda. Brush your teeth using this paste (and rinse well) once a week to start seeing your teeth get whiter and brighter!

Note: Brushing once a week with the strawberry-baking soda paste is enough. The acid in the strawberries would probably be harmful on your teeth's enamel if you did it more often.

And while you are mashing strawberries, try making this homemade strawberry facial scrub too!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Save Money - Baking Soda Laundry Stain Remover

Baking soda is just one of those items you really should have at home - this little yellow box can save money in so many ways, like using it to make this laundry stain remover!

A quick paste made with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide can wash away stubborn stains and brighten dingy yellow spots on clothes.

Mix together some baking soda with some hydrogen peroxide until a paste forms. Then apply the paste directly to the stain, and let sit for about 25-30 minutes. Wash clothes as usual.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Make Your Own Strawberry Facial Scrub

This make-your-own strawberry facial scrub smells delicious and costs you less than buying a similar scrub at your local drug store.

All you need for this recipe are 2 strawberries, 1 tsp. honey and 1/4 cup sugar.

Blend the strawberries and yogurt together in a blender for a few minutes or until you get a smooth mixture. Then add the sugar slowly until you see a grainy pinkish paste.

Gently massage the strawberry paste on your face for a minute or so. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

Strawberries contain salicylic acid - an ingredient used to fight acne and other skin blemishes. So this inexpensive homemade face scrub helps clear skin and will leave a light fruity scent to remind of relaxing summer days.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Free Bowling For Kids This Summer

Looking around for some free local activities for kids this summer? Head over to where you can find local bowling alleys offering free bowling for kids everyday!

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free Program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.

Register your kids for free, then look for local bowling alleys near you where the kids can play two free games everyday all summer.

Pottery Barn is also offering free "Story Time Tuesdays.' Kids will get a free gift after participating in five story times.

Happy Summer!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Free Orange Chicken At Panda Express This Friday!!

Free.  100% Free. Orange Chicken at Panda Express is FREE This Friday, June 21!!!

Go to your nearest Panda Expree between 9 p.m. and closing to get your FREE order of their yummy orange chicken. **No other purchase is necessary** !!

Panda Express is having fun deals like this one to celebrate their extended summer hours. One coupon per person per visit.

So go print your free Panda Express Orange Chicken coupon now.

Happy Summer, Panda!

{oodles of thanks to Hey It's Free for posting this delicious information!}