DIY Cleaning Made Easy

DIY Cleaning Made Easy

 

DIY Cleaning Made Easy

Cleaning with homemade cleaners

 

 

 

Do you like cleaning as much as I do?  Honestly I like have a very clean house, I try to keep my house clean on a regular basis but, I seem to struggle with it.  One thing that I think makes it easier for me is having all the cleaning products on hand.  That is why I am going to share some of my favorite, “DIY Cleaning Made Easy.”

One of the greatest things that I have discovered is the household products that you have in your home already.  The usefulness of products like Peroxide, Vinegar, and Baking Soda for cleaning your home, even washing your clothing.

  • Some facts about what a miraculous cleaning hydrogen peroxide is, it is safe, readily available, it’s cheap and it for sure Works!!!
  • Vinegar has some very positive cleaning attributes, it cleans almost as well as most all-purpose household cleaners.  
  • Mixing a solution of equal parts water and vinegar is a great cleaning product throughout your home. Vinegar is a great disinfectant and deordorizer.  
  • Cleaning with baking soda is so amazing, it is one of the most versatile cleaners, it can be used to scrub surfaces just like the commercial abrasive cleaners that cost a whole lot more then a small box or even a large box of baking soda. Baking Soda also is a great deodorizer.
  • Lemon juice is a wonderful natural cleaning product for the home.  It is great on dissolving scum and hard water deposits and for shinning up brass and copper. Mixing lemon juice with vinegar or baking soda to make a cleaning paste.  I actually use the lemon juice with vinegar and baking soda to shine up my stainless steel kitchen sink.

These 4 household products I mentioned have so many more uses then I have mentioned, I want to share a few of the cleaning mixes I use on a regular basis, they will make your house sparkle and with such a small cost, who doesn’t like to save money?  So let’s take a look at my “DIY Cleaning Made Easy” solutions. 

 

 

Kitchen Floor Cleaner

Using Hydrogen Peroxide for cleaning my linoleum floors, they get to looking a little dingy and at the same time really cleans the ground in dirt off of my linoleum.

  •  Combine half a cup of hydrogen peroxide with one gallon of hot water, then go to town on your flooring. I sometimes add essential oils, lemon or citrus to give me a good smelling scent in my kitchen.

 

 

Lemon Scented Dusting Spray

I have always bought my dusting spray, most of the time Pledge, but I found I was having to dust almost everyday and so I thought I would try my own dusting spray, after searching online I found this mixture and I can tell you that I am very very pleased with it, it doesn’t attract dust like it seemed the other commercial products were doing.  So get yourself a plastic spray bottle and mix up your own dusting spray.

  • 1 Cup of distilled water
  • 1/4 Cup vinegar
  • 2 tsp. of olive oil (shines & protects wood)
  • 10-15 drops of Lemon essential oil

Link: http://www.pinkwhen.com/homemade-lemon-scented-dusting-spray/# a5y p=3349959

 

Drain Cleaner

One of my other favorites, we have a 4 year old Labrador who my husband bathes in the our tube, I am sure there is a lot of dog hair that manages to make it’s way down the drain and clogs it.  I use this solution once every couple of months and really clears up that sluggish drain.

  • 1 Cup baking soda
  • 1 Cup vinegar
  • 4 Cups Boiling Water
  • Make sure there is no water in the tub or sink, pull out any drain plugs or stoppers, or those little tub strainers with the holes in them.
  • Pour the boiling water down the drain, pour the soda down the drain and once that is all in pour the vinegar in the drain, it will foam up but that is good, cover the drain and let it sit for 30 minutes or longer if you like. 

 

Last year we put in vinyl plank flooring in our Dining Room, could not deal with carpet in the Dining Room any longer!  The cleaning products that the company suggested to use on their flooring was extremely high priced, so once again I found my own, “DIY Cleaning Made Easy” solution.

Vinyl Floor Cleaner

  • 3 tsps of dish soap
  • Hot water
  • A squirt of alcohol
  • Squirt dish soap into bucket with hot water and squirt a little alcohol into the bucket and mop away.  One thing with vinyl flooring is you want to mop going the lengthwise direction of the planks. If you need a little deeper cleaning, add 1 cup of vinegar to the bucket.

Homemade Cleaner Links:

http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/maintenance-and-repair/cleaning/how-to-clean-vinyl-floors

http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2014/10/cleaners-homemade-vs-store-bought.html

Come back soon and check out my post on DIY Laundry Soap!  Let me know how you liked this post and what homemade cleaners you have used!!  See You Soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Grand Canyon Great Train Robbery

Grand Canyon Great Train Robbery

 

Grand Canyon Great Train Robbery

Fiddler on The Grand Canyon Train

 

Have you ever had a train ride?  I had the experience of taking the Amtrak to Michigan and back a few years ago, but nothing like the fun ride on the “Grand Canyon Great Train Robbery” experience. 

If you do ever go to Arizona, don’t miss out on going up to the Grand Canyon via “The Grand Canyon Railway,”  it starts in Williams, Arizona and goes up to the south end of the canyons.  Which also Williams is where the Route 66 goes through, check out my earlier post of “Route 66 Road Trip.” The train travels north to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park.  It is a 2 hour and 15 minute ride each way.  All Aboard!! on the train and experience the “Grand Canyon Great Train Robbery.”

 

Grand Canyon Great Train Robbery

Grand Canyon Railways Train

 

But Wait!! Before departing Williams on the train you can’t miss out on the gunfight at Williams Old West Town.  a real fun time of old-time western entertainment and the fun doesn’t end there it carries on to the train with the cowboy singers and musicians strolling car to car.

 

Grand Canyon Great Train Robbery

Fiddler

Grand Canyon Great Train Robbery

Musicians strolling through the aisles

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Marshal shows up on the train keeping an eye out for any troublemakers as the train meanders through the desert land studded with scrub cedar and wide-open ranch land, you might even see cowboys rounding up their cattle.

Grand Canyon Great Train Robbery

Marshal keeping his eye out for any robbers.

Grand Canyon Great Train Robbery

Ranch on the way to the Grand Canyon

Cattle grazing

 

 

 

 

 

 

The train ride offers a wonderful experience with different choices of car to enjoy your rid to the Grand Canyon.  But nothing beats the unexpected train robbery that takes place and having everyone shaking in their boots!  But relax the sheriff comes and saves the day!!

Grand Canyon Great Train Robbery

Other Train Robber              

Sheriff taking care of the train robbers

Grand Canyon Great Train Robbery

 

 

 

 

 

This short description of the “Grand Canyon Great Train Robbery,” is just a smidgen of all the great experience available on the Grand Canyon Railways! There are Valentine Day Specials, Hotel Packages, Polar Express Package and even a Pumpkin Patch Train.  The journey doesn’t end here, you will just have to check out the links below and see all the extraordinary adventures in store for you when you take the train trip from Williams, Arizona on the “Great Canyon Railways.”

 

Grand Canyon Great Train Robbery

Ray & I with the Train Engineer

 

Links of Grand Canyon Railways:

https://www.thetrain.com/

http://thecanyonmotel.com/

http://grammescountrysplendor.com/wonderful-experience-in-sedona-arizona/

What are you waiting for?  Start planning you next vacation and for us people in the cold weather regions, why not go now?  

 

Grand Canyon Great Train Robbery

You All Come Back Real Soon Now!!

 

 

 

 

 




Closet To Craft Area On A Budget

Closet To Craft Area On A Budget

 

Closet To Craft Area On A Budgett

Closet redo to Craft Area

 

I had gotten a Cricut Explore Air for Christmas from my daughter, I already did scrapbooking and so I needed some room where everything could be so I could work on my crafts without taking up the Dining Room table constantly.  Well, I transformed half of my spare bedroom closet into a “Closet To Craft Area On A Budget.”

I started out with a full closet and emptied it down to a half closet with nothing in it.                                 

Closet To Craft Area On A Budget

Spare Bedroom Closet                                                                                                                                                          

Closet To Craft Area On A Budget

Beginning of Closet makeover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see I added the filing cabinet which I was going to fancy up but will wait until Spring when I can spray paint it in the garage, so far this hasn’t cost me anything, the filing cabinet I already had, plus the other piece of furniture is an old kitchen cabinet I spray painted last year.

Now that I have the furniture pieces in there I made a worktop from a piece of plywood and painted it, that didn’t cost me anything, because the wood I already had and the paint was left over from another project.  The next thing I added was a pegboard, which I also found in the garage from some left over wood, just cut it to the size I wanted with a jigsaw, painted it and screwed it up to the wall.  There was already a board on the wall up at the top, but on the bottom of the pegboard I had to add some depth so I added 8 washers to the screw in the back of the pegboard and then screwed it into the wall.  

 

 

Closet To Craft Area On A Budget

Tabletop made out of plywood and painted.

Closet To Craft Area On A Budget

DIY Pegboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then it was onto the decorating part of the Closet To Craft Area On A Budget project.  My first attempt at making Vinyl Wall Decals with my new Cricut Explore Air was pretty successful, I surely did learn a few things about designing one, I realized I should have made the letters a little thicker and maybe a little bigger but hey it was my first time. This little saying is very fitting to my craft work, I am a bit messy whether it be scrapbooking or some other DIY.  Of course this project did cost me a little because I had to buy the Vinyl, but even having to buy that it wasn’t that much of an expense.  I bought a 12″ X 36″ roll of vinyl at Hobby Lobby for $7.99 with a 40% off coupon, so making the cost $4.79 and I used only a small portion of that roll.  My next decorative project with the vinyl was the “I Love My Grandkids,” decal I posted on the picture, I should have used a different color, didn’t work out quite like I wanted but I know it is there and what it says! 

 

 

Closet To Craft Area On A Budget

Budget Decor

Closet To Craft Area On A Budger

Vinyl Creativity is Messy                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

This project really was a very minimal cost as even the little items like the picture frame I bought at a second hand store for $.25 and the metal basket hanging on the wall was $.50 and the shelf was a garage sale item I had bought a few years back, so I would say my largest expense was the vinyl.  The storage on the shelves was either items I have had around the house or bought a while back, even some of the picture boxes are just shoe boxes that I covered with paper that had family photos printed on it, I made those boxes like 22 years ago and look they are still in one piece and very useful.  

 

 

Closet To Craft Area On A Budget

Low cost storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is going to be a very useful area for me and I hope that it gives you some inspiration to make yourself a craft area, maybe you have a spare closet that you just don’t really use that much or even a spare room that could be turned into a craft area.  There are so many possibilities and you can get so many ideas from the Internet.  I had taken a closet in our former home and turned that closet I used for whatever into a great place to organize all my craft items so I wasn’t digging here and there for them.  I actually got the main idea from a post on pinterest, https://www.pinterest.com/pin/179581103861189668/

Closet To Craft Area On A Budget

Closet Made for Craft Organization

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a few helps for making a craft area:

 http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-install-a-pegboard-105114

http://www.polishedhabitat.com/2014/craft-room-organization/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/179581103865988545

I hope what I have shared gives you some ideas and if you have any comments or questions please scroll to the bottom of this post and there you will find a comment box.

 

 

Closet To Craft Area On A Budget

The Before & After Closet To Craft Area

 




Wonderful Experience In Sedona, Arizona

Wonderful Experience In Sedona, Arizona

 

Wonderful Experience In Sedona, Arizona

Rock Formation in Sedona, Arizona

 

Have you ever went to a place for the first time and didn’t have enough time to take it all in?  Have you ever wanted to go to Arizona? Well, I have and Sedona, Arizona is one of those places!  let me take you on a bit of a “Wonderful Experience In Sedona, Arizona.”

We went to Sedona back in 2007 when our friends Jim & Betty treated us to a trip to visit them in Prescott, Arizona.  They showed us an experience of a life time which is a story for another day so you will have to return for “The Rest of the Story.”

Let’s get back to our wonderful experience in Sedona, Arizona.  As we drove into Sedona we had to pull over because there was a little lizard – hanging out in the back window!  Jim grabbed him by the tail and his tail came off!!  I took advantage of the moment and captured a few snapshots.

Wonderful Experience In Sedona, Arizona

Ray standing next to this huge cactus                                                                         

Wonderful Experience In Sedona, Arizona

Cane Cholla Cactus

Wonderful Experience In Sedona, Arizona

The Red Rocks so popular around Sedona

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beautiful Red Rocks that are one of Sedona’s trademarks and then of course Arizona has these cactus everywhere.  Ray is 6′ tall so you can see how huge this Agave Americana Cactus is.

Sedona is a prime visitor destination, it offers so much when it comes to a wonderful experience.  It is a great place for a romantic getaway or even a place to retire to. The adventures are endless, hundreds of trails for hiking and mountain biking.  A photographers paradise with the magnificent red rock country showing off it’s crimson spires and the blaze orange cliffs during a gorgeous romantic sunset. Sedona offers so much adventure and for all ages, from a hot-air balloon ride, white water rafting to a family time at “Slide Rock State Park.” https://azstateparks.com/slide-rock/

 

Wonderful Experience In Sedona, Arizona

Tlaquepaque Shopping Center

 

I can’t end here and not share my favorite part of Sedona without introducing you to “Tlaquepaque,” just pronouncing it was an adventure!  You ask what is Tlaquepaque (tlakeˈpake)?  

It is a shopping center in downtown Sedona, with unique stores.  I am sure it has grown with many more stores since I was there almost 10 years ago!!  All the more reason for me to make another visit there.  Tlaquepaque is more than just a shopping experience, it is so hard to describe the grandeur of this place.

Along with many art galleries you will find American Western Sculptures, wild life bronzes and breathtaking blown glass creations displayed throughout the grounds. These are actual pictures from my gallery of photos I took while there at Sedona.

Wonderful Experience In Sedona, Arizona

Bronze Horse Sculpture in Tlaquepaque Shopping Center in Sedona, Arizona

Wonderful Experience in Sedona, Arizona

Bronze Sculpture

Wonderful Experience in Sedona, Arizona

Blown Glass Creation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So many shops to discover, the large array of items available, persian rugs, Native American jewelry, fun to wear clothing, enjoy browsing, tasting and dining.  Plus Tlaquepaque comes alive with it’s Annual Lighting of 6,000 Luminarias, a cherished tradition.  Lighting throughout the courtyards and walkways, sharing the exquisite display with carolers, choirs and musicians.

Oh how I would love to take another trip back to Sedona, who knows maybe I will, my husband is always threatening to move to Arizona to get out of the cold.  

Don’t miss out on a Wonderful Experience In Sedona, Arizona.  Check out the resort links and book a vacation.

Enjoy this link too:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obPYAvhF3-Q

Poco Diablo Resort: http://www.pocodiablo.com/

Canyon Villa Bed and Breakfast Inn:  http://www.canyonvilla.com/

Gateway to Sedona: http://www.gatewaytosedona.com/

I hope you enjoyed the Wonderful Experience In Sedona, Arizona that I have shared, please leave a comment!!

 




“A” Rated Secret Shop Companies

“A” Rated Secret Shop Companies

"A" Rated Secret Shop Companies

“A” Rated Secret Shop Companies

 

You may not make thousands of dollars a year doing secret shops but you can make some extra cash and have fun earning extra cash.  Take in a movie or enjoy a nice meal from doing “A” Rated Secret Shop Companies.

There are secret shops in a number of different genres, it isn’t just going into a department store making a purchase.  Secret Shopping could be a phone call, evaluate customer service or a doctor’s office visit.

So many “Work From Home” jobs can be a scam, but the shops I am going to share with you are companies I have either done personally and/or are “A” Rated Secret Shop Companies,” with Better Business Bureau.

What is a Secret Shopper?

As a Secret Shopper you pretend to be a customer out on a regular shopping day, but you are really being very aware of anything that your secret shop company has listed as an evaluation feature.  

When you have completed the shop assignment you will go online and fill out an evaluation form to be submitted to the secret shop company you were assigned the shop under.

Each shop has their own criteria you need to meet.  “Pay close attention to each companies instructions and criteria.”  

Paying attention to details and having good written communications skills will assist you in obtaining more jobs with companies.

So many secret shop companies out there where you can earn extra cash, free meals, free merchandise or even a pass to a concert or amusement park.  So check the 3 shops I have listed below and have fun shopping!!!

Intellishop

Shops Offered: This company offers shops in the area of auto, banking, fitness, retail and phone shops among other shops.

Requirements:  Write thorough reports, follow guidelines closely, perform shops on time.

Pay: Payment automatically through paypal approximately 30 days after last day of the following month.  Their shops normally pay anywhere from $10. to $50., depends on the shop, occasionally there are bonuses on the shops if they need them completed in a certain time period.  You can sign up with IntelliShop here.

Secret Shopper

This company has been in existence for over 25 years, a reliable company.  It pays on very consistently and has shops for all interest, why not start today and make some extra cash?

Depending on the area you live in, when you go to schedule a shop you will enter the state you live in and then a mile radius and you have the choice of picking a city within that area.

You can sign up with Secret Shopper here.

 

 

"A" Rated Secret Shop Companies

Earn Cash

 

Sinclair Customer Metrics 

Sinclair Customer Metrics provides mystery shops for restaurants, banks, retail shops and convenience stores. Sinclair offers telephone mystery shopping, in store shops, and video shops.

Becoming a Sinclair Mystery Shopper is easy. Just follow these steps:

  • Review the Information for Mystery Shoppers Document
  • Read and agree to our Independent Contractor Agreement
  • Fill out the Secure Online Application
  • Take the Sinclair New Shopper Challenge
  • Take the New Shopper Survey

You can sign up to be a shopper with Sinclair here.

Now that you have read all the information about “A” Rated Secret Shop Companies don’t forget to sign up and have some fun shopping, enjoying a movie or just maybe even get to take in a concert.

Check out all my earning cash possibilities on my blog:

 

 

 




Trademark Of God

 Trademark Of God

Trademark of God

Young boy crosses between cliffs with faith

 

Think about it for a moment, how do you represent God?  Do others recognize you as a child of God?  What is your Trademark of God?

The definition of a trademark from the Merriam Webster Dictionary: A distinguishing characteristic or feature firmly associated with a person or thing.

What is your distinguishing Godly characteristic that people that know you would say about you?  Each believer should be able to be described as a one that represents God in all they do. When I think about bible characters several come to mind, but there is one that really sticks out and that is Daniel, the adversity he faced along with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.  Daniel was placed in the kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the king wanted children of Jerusalem that were without blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom. Consider this for a moment, how Daniel carried these character trademarks with him the whole time they were in the kingdom, withstanding many obstacles.

As a Christian when we go through difficult times in our life do carry that trademark of God through those times, even if it isn’t difficult times, can others say you are like Daniel and represent God faithfully?  

How do people see you?  When you go to work are you that one that everyone knows you will complain or that others can come and complain to and they know you will listen?  Or when you go shopping are you that one that gets so frustrated with the way other people are in the store, some people can be so rude and inconsiderate, but how do you handle it?  God wants us to reveal ourselves through our actions, remember the old saying, “Actions speak louder then words,” how true it is.

Daniel 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Each of us need to purpose in our hearts that we will represent ourselves as God would be, that is what Christian means being Christ Like, being as he would be, doing as he would do!  Can we stand during those trials and still carry the trademark of God or do we fail and fall to the temptation?  Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were put in a position where they had to prove their Trademark of God and they said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of the thine hand, O king.  But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou has set up.  Daniel 3: 16-18

Trademark of God

Fiery Furnace

 

How does your Trademark of God stand up?  Can people recognize you as one of God’s children because of your character?  

Book of Daniel:  http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/book.php?book=Daniel&chapter=1&verse=1

 




Route 66 Road Trip

Route 66 Road Trip

Route 66 Road Trip

Route 66, Williams, AZ

 

 

Sitting here watching American Pickers and Mike and Danelle are on a Route 66 Road Trip.  As I was watching the show made me want to go on such a road trip, wouldn’t it be fun?  

I always have liked to take road trips!  My 2 oldest granddaughters and I have taken a couple of road trips.  Doing special things with your grandchildren will leave an everlasting memory for them, plus really builds a bond.  One of these days I will post one of the road trips that my granddaughters and I took in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  

So let’s check out the  Route 66 Road Trip.  What I found online is that you can start in Chicago and go to California or vice versa.  As I am looking through the route it strikes me that I actually have been on Route 66 when we visited Arizona.  The Route 66 photo above was one I actually took in Williams, AZ., I was so excited to see I actually have pictures of our travels on our mini Route 66 Road Trip.

There is a lot of history with the Route 66 Road Trip, here is a link to give you the history of Route 66:  http://national66.org/history-of-route-66/  so very interesting, a great look at our great America.

So let’s take a look at some of the sties you would see on Route 66.  As we start in Chicago there are a few different sites connected to our travels and one is Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant  https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/route66/lou_mitchells_chicago.html

And as we travel on from Chicago we will stop at Belvidere Café, Motel, and Gas Station, Litchfield, Illinois.  Then we will head to near Saint Louis, MO and there we find, Red Cedar Inn, Pacific, Missouri.  As we travel along we will now leave Missouri and head into Oklahoma and Texas, Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park, Foyil, Oklahoma.  Then as we travel through Texas we will find a number of interesting American sites, Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café, Shamrock, Texas.
Here at Amarillo, Texas we find U.S. Route 66-Sixth Street Historic District, this place is full of history. We are now going to enter New Mexico, Arizona and California, we are going to find so many wonderful sites, Bowlin’s Old Crater Trading Post, Bluewater, New Mexico. I loved when we visited Arizona, looking at these sites on Route 66 makes me want to go back there, so check out this Painted Desert Inn, Petrified Forest National Park.  And as we get to end of our journey and enter into California, our final stopping spot will be, Rialto Theatre, South Pasadena, CA.  There is so much more to see that I didn’t list here, all I can think what a great vacation and such an educational journey.

 

Route 66 Road Trip

Twisters on Route 66

Route 66 Road Trip

Twisters

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a couple of links that would assist you in your own Route 66 Road Trip.

Arizona Vacation Guide:  http://www.arizona-leisure.com/williams-arizona.html

Route 66 Map:  https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/route66/maps66.html   On this link you can click on the Bing map and find different sites of interest.

I hope this has encouraged you to plan a fun Route 66 Road Trip!

 

 

 




Sharing Your Opinion

Sharing Your Opinion

Sharing Your Opinions

Sharing Your Opinions

 

Do you have an opinion, do you like to earn points to turn into cash or gift cards? Sharing your opinion can have benefits, so why not sign up with Opinion Outpost and start sharing and earning. http://tracking.surveycheck.com/aff_c?offer_id=1915&aff_id=2619&aff_sub=myDashboard&aff_sub2=ZLP0a8y8Tbg6-43QXyxww4R18uK6yp9h

I use a number of different opinion survey sites to earn cash, gift cards or entries into sweepstakes.  I especially like the earning cash or gift cards, the gift cards come in very handy for gifts.  This year at Christmas I gave out a number of gift cards to my teen-age grandchildren.  

A few of the earnings you can make with sharing your opinion on Opinion Outpost is cash into a paypal account, earn 50 points and you can gain $5.00 towards paypal.  Or earn points for Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/ or itunes, so why not start earning those points today?  

One of their opportunities with Opinion Outpost with sweepstakes.

Some Tips as Time Expires On Q3 Prize Draw!Make sure to participate in surveys to earn entries to our $10K Prize Draw!

 

So once again, why not take time to sign up with Opinion Outpost, sharing your opinion and making some extra cash, gift cards or sweepstakes?

 




Be A Frugal Shopper

Be A Frugal Shopper

Be A Frugal Shopper

Be A Frugal Shopper

 

I am back with another money saving site.  We all like to save money and here is a site that has daily deals.  Be a frugal shopper and join up with Hip2Save.

At least once a day I receive an email with some daily deals.  As I was looking through them today I saw this deal:  

hip2save.com/…/one-year-samsclub-membership-free-25-gift-card-free- pizza-and-cookies-only-45/
 
3 days ago If you’ve been waiting to score a deal on a Sam’s Club Membership, this post is for YOU!

 

Who doesn’t like to save money, get a bargain enjoy a free pizza and cookies?  I personally know this is a good deal, not only because of the price they are offering but because they Sam’s Club has good deals in their stores.  

This isn’t the only savings Hip2Save has to offer, go to their site and check out some of the other savings, sign up and receive daily deals and be a frugal shopper starting today.  Hip2Save:  http://hip2save.com/search/?q=Sam%27s+Club&x=14&y=15

Here is another good deal on Hip2Save, *NEW* Buy 2, Get 1 FREE DiGiorno Pizzas Coupon = Only $3.33 Per Pizza at Target

I don’t have a Target near me or I would be jumping in my car and heading out to pick up this great deal!! Some of the other deals of interest that Hip2Save has to offer is deals on restaurants.  And check out the Freebies, I just discovered this list of Birthday Freebies, they have a list of businesses that offer birthday freebies.

One more great deal that I came across while searching is the Rewards, there is a Kidz Eyes site, check it out, a good way for kids to earn some spending money and learn how to be a frugal shopper.

What are you waiting for?  Go to Hip2Save, sign up and start saving money.

 

 




Yummy Chocolate Scotcheroos

Yummy Chocolate Scotcheroos

 

Yummy Chocolate Scotcheroos

Scotcheroos

 

If you are needing a real treat for a dessert try making the “Yummy Chocolate Scotcheroos.”

This is a family favorite, I normally only make them as one of my Christmas Treats, but I made a batch today for our church dinner tomorrow.  I had Rice Krispies that I needed to use up. 

 

I use to work at a Head Start Center and there was a lady my age that I worked with, and every time we had a gathering involving food she would bring Scotcheroos, it was her signature food and never fail the Yummy Chocolate Scotcheroos were a hit.

Yummy Chocolate Scotcheroos are easy and quick to make and I hope your family and friends enjoy them as much as my family does. 

Place sugar and corn syrup in sauce pan and heat until the mixture starts to bubble, add peanut butter and stir until dissolved.

Yummy Chocolate Scotcheroos

Sugar & Corn Syrup

 

The recipe says add the Rice Krispies to the sugar, corn syrup & peanut butter, but I measure the Rice Krispies into a bowl and then pour the liquid mixture over the cereal and mix it in the bowl.  Pour the previous mixture into a buttered 9 X 13 pan, I want a thinner bar so I butter a foil 11 X 16 pan. Little Tip:  I press in the pan with damp hands, that way the mixture does not stick to your hands.

Yummy Chocolate Scotcheroos

Scotcheroos with sugar, corn syrup & peanut butter mixture.

Now it is time to melt your chocolate and butterscotch chips, make sure to do this in a double boiler, I made the mistake once of trying to melt the chips in a pan and it just didn’t work well at all.  Once the chips are melted spread over the top of your Rice Krispies bars.  

Yummy Chocolate Scotcheroos

Chocolate & Butterscotch Chips in double boiler.

 

Cool until firm and then they are ready to cut and you are ready to enjoy one Yummy Chocolate Scotcheroo!  

 

Yummy Chocolate Scotcheroos

Scotcheroos

 

Yummy Chocolate Scotcheroo
Yields 54
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Total Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 Cup Sugar
  2. 1 Cup Corn Syrup
  3. 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  4. 6 Cups Rice Krispies
Topping
  1. 1 - 6oz package (1 Cup) Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  2. 1 - 6oz package (1 Cup) Butterscotch Chips
Instructions
  1. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a 3 qrt. sauce pan. cook over moderate heat stirring frequently until mixture begins to bubble. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter; mix well. Add Rice Krispies, stir until well coated. Press mixture into buttered 13 X 9 X 2 inch pan.
  2. Melt chocolate and butterscotch morsels in top section of double boiler over hot but not boiling water. Note: you can melt chips in a saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly until well mixed. I strongly suggest using a double boiler. Remove from heat, spread evenly over Rice Krispies mixture. Cool until firm, Cut into bars 2 X 1". Makes 54 bars.
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