Wednesday, June 10, 2009

More found money!

After yesterday's success, I thought I would try TMobile today and see if there was anything we can do. I was able to lower my bill down by $10! Yes! That's right! I am soo psyched. That's $120 savings in a year! The best part of the whole thing is that I didn't even sacrifice any of my cool features. I still have my Instant Messaging, my email, and my web surfing. .. I've come a LONG way from my cheapie phone, I know!

I love being able to live a frugal life but still living it large LOL ;-)

If you have done anything to help cut costs in small places, I want to hear about it. Just jot me an email or leave a comment below...


In Him,

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Cutting corners whereever I can!

So I made a phone call to Cox cable/internet/phone to see what they can do. I am afraid to give up our DVR (I just love that thing!) but I figured there HAS to be somewhere in that bill where I can cut corners and find some $$. After much persistance they found that I don't even use their long distance enough to compensate for the Unlimited Long Distance and further, they charge a whopping $5 just for voicemail. Hey, isn't that what answering machines are for anyway? So I was able to lower my bill by $11.08 per month. Let's see, if I multiply that by 12, I've managed to get almost $133 MORE for next year! Hey, those pennies add up and well... now that's got me all pumped up to find myself some more money!

Woo HOO!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Menu Planning Monday

Menu Planning this week:

Last week was sooo successful! Though I didn't make what I had planned every single night, (i.e. we had pasta carbonara on Wednesday night and burgers on Thursday night) we had all the ingredients and I had my ideas already on what I was going to make that we didn't eat out ONCE! Did you hear this? NOT EVEN ONCE! I even thought we were going to eat out on HomeTeam night on Thursday, but here was my thought process... all we were going to do was buy some burgers and no way would we eat take out burgers when I had all the ingredients at home so I made the burgers in a flash, wrapped them up like take-out and had them in the car! Whew! Amazing!

So here we go again! I am pretty psyched becuase they have chicken tenders for 1.67 pound at Fry's this week and we are going to try our this chicken tender recipe this week. It's going to be sooo much fun!

Monday - Free Pizza that my girlfriend Katrina gave me :-) Thanks girl no cooking tonight!

Tuesday - Picadillo with Rice

Wednesday - Home Team night, Chicken Tenders and Pasta Salad with veggies

Thursday- SteakFajitas

Friday - Pizza Night (Boys are going to have a sleepover so this will be fun!)

As always, for more inspiration and menu planning ideas visit:

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Search & Win

I learned about Swagbucks from other coupon blogs so I thought I might give it a try. I think the most inspirational posting about swagbucks is when Trina from talked about getting this fabulous purse for free using swagbucks she earned. Mama wants herself a new purse too, so of course I had to give it a try too!

So here is the deal, you can sign up for swagbucks by clicking the above link (you and I will BOTH receive swagbucks for doing so!), then do your normal "google" searches by using the swagbucks toolbar or their's powered by google anyway, so it's worth a try! You will need only 45 swagbucks for a $10 Amazon GC or even 50 Swagbucks for a $10 starbucks GC. So far I've earned 6 swagbucks in a couple days, so let's see how this goes!

Happy searching (and getting paid to do so anyway)!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Old Navy Shopping

I scored! Though I didn't get the $75 off $100 coupon, I did manage to score a few of those $50 off $100 coupons! If you ever think of shopping for clothes, make sure to check out first and go coupon hunting first. You might score some nice discounts before heading to the store.

Now let me tell you, everytime I walk into a store to shop for myself, I always walk out empty handed, sad and depressed. Nothing fits, or it turns out I am just one size bigger than I anticipated. But at Old Navy, their clothes run a little big so this time was totally different! I walked out with over $200 worth of clothes and spent $100. Not bad! Especially since most of the items were on sale! So it felt like the money was nicely stretched. I am dying to go again, but I know I must be careful... that store is DANGEROUS!

Here are a few things I managed to snag... aren't they cool?

Monday, June 1, 2009

Menu Planning Monday

After my record savings trip to Basha's this weekend, I got inspired to start Menu planning!
Here goes this week's Menu:
Tuesday: Pineapple shrimp kebabs with couscous (recipe with pics to come later!)
Wednesday: Cream Cheese Chicken with a side of summer veggies and rice (I'll post recipe and picture on this night... if successful!)
Thursday: This is our Home Team meeting night with our Palm Valley Church so we'll probably have a big lunch and do take out or something...

Friday: Orozco Favorite Burgers (burgers with Swiss cheese, caramelized onions and mushrooms) YUM!

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