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Show Me Your Repurposed Baby Crib Projects

I have the baby crib both my sons and one grandson used. All but the mattress. :(
None of the thrift stores around here will accept used cribs (or any other baby furniture such as high chairs and playpens) due to new safety regulations and liability. Not wanting to throw it away but not wanting to just keep it in storage as a keepsake I decided to figure out a way to repurpose it and have found some great project ideas.

To use the springs, I found these great projects:

Photo display by Cottage Elements:

A kitchen command center/message board by Funky Junk Interiors:

Candy Ellen's Weaved Wall Art:

Candy can also be found on her site Junk Sophisticate.

Country Home Office Wall Organizer Inspired by Cottage Elements:

To use the end panels and/or side rails:

Jenny Lind Crib Bench

To use the mattress:

Shabby Nest's Seat Cushion:

I want to see more projects! Use this cool new inlinkz to link up your project! It's fast, easy and fun! You will get to show a thumbnail of your project right here on the link board.


Redplum Grocery Coupons Sneak Preview 3/28/10

Redplum Grocery Coupon Insert 3/28/10

5 Minute Face Lift Save $5.00/1
Advil Cold & Sinus or Allergy Save $1.00/1
Advil PM 16 ct or larger Save $1.00/1
Advil PM 80 ct or larger Save $2.00/1
Alavert Save $1.00/1
Betty Crocker Cupcake Icing Save $1.00/1
Caress Daily Silk, Glowing Touch, Evenly Gorgeous, Velvet Bliss, Blackberry Cream or White Peach Cream Whipped Souffle 12oz Body Wash or larger or 6-Bar pack or larger Save $1.00/1
Caress Tahitian Renewal or Cashmere Luxury 12oz Body Wash or Larger Save $0.75/1
Centrum Ultra Save $1.00/1
Centrum Ultra Save $3.00/2
Contessa MicroSteam or on the Stove Meals Save $1.50/2
Dove Anti-Perspirant/ Deodorant and/or Body Wash Save $0.75/1
Dove Beauty Bar 6-bar pack or larger Save $0.75/1
Dove Body Wash 10oz or larger Save $1.25/1
Dove Hair Care Daily Treatment Conditioner Save $1.50/1
Dove Hair Care Products Save $2.50/1 ETS
Dove Men+Care Body and Face Bar 6-Bar pack or larger Save $1.25/1
Dove Men+Care Body Wash or Scrubber 13.5oz or larger Save $1.00/1
Dove Ultimate Beauty Care Anti-perspirant/Deodorant Save $1.25/1 ETS
Dunkin Donut Coffee 11oz or larger bags Save $1.50/2
Folgers Gourmet Selections Save $1.00/1
Folgers Instant Coffee Crystals Save $1.00/1
Folgers Products-7oz or larger including Folgers Singles and Pods Save $1.00/2
Goodlife Recipe Food for Dogs Save $1.00/1
Goodlife Recipe Treats for Dogs Save $1.00/1
Half & Half, Heavy Whipping Cream of Coffee Cream Save $0.55/2
Half & Half, Heavy Whipping Cream of Coffee Cream Save $0.35/1
Hellman’s Save $0.50/1
Jimmy Dean Sausage Rolls Save $1.00/2
Kahn’s Products Save $1.00/2
Kellogg’s Pop Tarts 8 ct or larger Save $1.25/3
Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, Crispix, All-Bran and/or Corn Flakes Cereals 10oz or larger Save $1.50/2
Kellogg’s Smart Start 14.6oz or larger Save $1.00/1
Kellogg’s Special K Low Fat Granola, Raisin Bran Extra! Or Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites 14oz or larger Save $1.00/1
King’s Hawaiian Products Excluding 4-pack Rolls Save $1.00/2
L’Oreal Preference Save $2.00/1
Tide Stain Release larger size Save $3.00/1
Lever 2000 Bar Soap 2-Bar or 4 Bar Package Save $0.50/1
Lever 2000 Bar Soap 6-Bar Package or Larger Save $1.00/1
Lipton Tea Bags or Any Iced Tea Mix Save $0.50/1
Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner & Preservative and Wood Wash Save $1.00/1
Maybelline Great Lash Save $1.00/1
Met-Rx Big 100 Bars or any Protein Plus Bars Save $2.00/2
Miracle Cream or Double Chin Firming Save $10.00/1
Pedigree Good Bites Treats for Dogs Save $1.00/1
Pond’s Cream, Towelettes or Cleansing Products Save $1.00/1 ETS
Pond’s Wet Cleansing Towelettes Save $1.25/1 ETS
Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls Save $1.00/1
Rhodes Warm-N-Serve Save $1.00/1
SLIM Shots Liquid Portion Control Excludes Slim shots 2 count Save $3.00/1
Smucker’s Jam, Jelly, Preserves or Fruit Spread Save $1.00/2
Snuggle Fabric Softener Liquid 32 load or larger or Dryer Sheets 70 ct or larger Save $3.00/1
Tennessee Pride Breakfast Sandwich Product Save $0.75/1
ThermaCare 2 ct or larger Save $2.00/1
Tide Stain Release Save $1.00/1
Tums 24ct or larger Save $1.00/2
Tums Dual Action 25ct or larger Save $2.00/1
Uncle Ben’s long Grain & Wild Rice Boxes Save $0.75/2
Whiskas Dry Cat Food Save $1.00/1
Wish-Bone or Wish-Bone Dressings Save $1.50/2


Pottery Barn White Pillar Candle Holder Hack

I spied these pillar candlesticks at Pottery Barn and fell in love with them. They were just what I wanted for my mantel.

Their description: The curving forms of a grand balustrade were re-created by artisans to form our hand-turned white candleholders.
Crafted of mango wood that’s painted and distressed for rustic style.
Dramatically sized for a mantel or console.
And the price: $34 each. (ouch!)

So I started thinking about what I had around here in all my junk that I could make into candleholders. I wanted them to be "dramatically sized".

Here's what I came up with:
2 old ugly gold lamps!

A $1 can of white spray paint later and this is what I have:

Tell me what you think about them, would they work for you?

Be sure to stop by these places for other great frugal decorating & diy projects:

Punkin Seed Productions

Get your craft on Thurs.

Transformation Thursday

Thrifty Thursday

Show and Tell Green

A Soft Place To Land

Reinvented: Trash To Treasure Tuesday

My Frugal Family: Talented Tuesday


Walgreens April 2010 Coupon Book

April Walgreens Coupon Booklet 3/28 thru 4/24

$5 Claritin 10 Mg 40 ct or tablets 45 ct (5549)
$5 Zyrtec 24 hr 10 Mg 70 ct (5251)
$5 Wal-Zyr 10 Mg 300 ct (5201)
$1 Wal-Zyr Childrens Chewable 10 Mg 12 ct (5552)
$1 Children's Wal-itin or Wal-Zyr Allergy Relief Syrup 4 oz (5026)
$5 Wal-itin Tablets 10 Mg 150 ct (5068)
$2 Wal-Dryl Children's Allergy Syrup 8 oz (5551)
$2 Wal-dryl Allergy Minitabs 100 ct (5204)
$3 Little Allergies or Chloroseptic Allergin Block .1 oz (5069)
$5 Sabadil Allergy Tabs 60 ct (5205)
$2 Walgreens Sinus Wash Booster 2 oz or Salt Jar 10 oz (5240)
$3 Walgreens Neti Pot (5244)
$3 Walgreens Rest Easy Nasal Strips 30 pk (5027)
$1 Carmex Moisture Plus (5252)
$1 Chapstick Ultra Smooth Jar .21 oz (5200)
$2 Zantac 75 Mg 30 ct or 150 Mg 24 ct (5483)
$4 Culturelle Probiotics (5485)
$3 Walgreens Stool Softener 100 - 400 ct (5488)
$4 Walgreens Smooth Lax (5545)
$3 FiberCon 140 ct (5547)
$5 Lipo-Flavonoid Plus 100 ct (5487)
$3 Walgreens Certainty (5316)
$3 Walgreens Disposable Nitrile Gloves 120 pk (5257)
$5 Listen Up Micro Amp (5258)
$1/2 Walgreens Nutritional Drink 6 pk, 8 oz (5255)
$5 Walgreens Stop Smoking Products (5253)
$10 Zostrix (5489)
$4 Percogesic 60 or 90 ct (5315)
$5 Walgreens Scar Gel 1.76 oz (5524)
$1 Dermoplast (5548)
$1 Robitussin CF, DM or DM Max 4 oz (5500)
$2 Zaditor Twinpack or GenTeal (5482)
$1 Azo Standard (5478)
$1 Playtex Gentile Glide or Sport 18 pk (5476)
$3 Intelligender (5479)
$2.50 Allation (5477)
$2 Albolene 12 oz (5506)
$1 Airborne (5634)
$5 Lysol Healthy Touch (5519)
$2 Huggies Pull-Ups 2T - 5T 19 - 26 Pk (5475)
$1 Cottonelle 12 pk (5499)
$3 Cystex 40 ct (5314)
$2.50 Enfagrow 24 oz (5474)
$2 Tineacide 1.25 oz (5871)
$3 Revlon Pedi-Expert (5239)
$5 Revlon Fantasy Lashes (5507)
$5 Norelco All in 1 Grooming System, Body Groom or Trimmer (5510)
$2 Walgreens Treutrack (5864)
$1 Noxema Disposable Razors (5512)
$1 Bic Hybrid Advance Disposable Razors 3 - 8 pk (5513)
$1 W Disposable Razors 3 pk (5514)
$1 Crystal Deodorant (5515)
$1 Oral-B Pulsar 3D White TB (5522)
$1 Colgate Orabase (5523)
50¢ Dentemp (5521)
$2 Smart Mouth (5520)
$10 Rogaine 3 pk (5509)
$5/2 Axe Hair Care or Stylers (5508)
$2 Walgreens Glossy Photo Paper (5505)
$1 Pilot Frixion Highlighter 3 pk (5503)
$1 Raid or OFF! (5504)
$2 Energizer Lithium AA 4 or 8 pk or E Rechargeable AA 4 pk (5502)
$1 Bic Luminere (5497)
$1 Nabisco Cookies 10 - 18 oz with purchase of Cookies AND 1 Gallon Milk (5300)
$1/2 Twizzlers (5472)
$1/2 Hershey's Bliss or Reese's Select (5471)
$1/2 Hershey's or Reese's 19.75 oz (5491)
$1/2 Wonka 8.5 - 9.5 oz (5470)
$1/2 Dove Minis (5493)
$1/2 M&Ms 11.4 - 21.3 oz (5492)
$2/2 Keebler, Cheez-it or Kelloggs Rice Krispies (5494)
50¢ Florida's Natural Apple or Orange Juice 33.8 oz (5496)
$1/2 Minute Maid or V8 (5498)
`Thanks Slickdeals


Frugal Reality

Frugal Reality is my featured site of the day... see it there to the right? Just click on her button and it will take you to her site.

Frugal Reality posts great giveaways & coupon alerts and has a $3/1 Huggies Coupon link up right now!

Thanks Heather!

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And if you are already a member, then I appreciate it every time you click on the gold band when it says "drop". It gives me the opportunity to meet you and explore your site.


No Donation is too small....

The Dinner Garden needs your help! So many wonderful bloggers passed the word around about their free End Hunger through Gardening seed program, they have went from 20 requests a day to 5000! Yes, you read that right... 5000 per day. That big of an increase causes some serious growing pains for an organization.

They are a legit organization that has been featured on local news channels and in local newspapers. You can check their news media features on their home site.

To donate you can click on their button over there to the right or one of the links here in my post.

Here's what they have to say: The Dinner Garden fights hunger by providing free fruit and vegetable seeds and gardening support to home and community gardeners. We are currently backlogged with requests and need funds to send out seeds! As of March 18, 2010, we need $39,000 to help our gardeners grow their Spring gardens! Please help!

You can also follow them on facebook, click here.

Do you still like to color?

I do!

Check out what Tips & Treasures found. Tips & Treasures is my featured site of the day... see it there to the right? Just click on her button and it will take you to her site. Anyways back to what I was saying, she found Color Pages for Mom! How cool are those?

I prefer to use Crayola colored pencils now that I'm an adult as opposed to Crayola Crayons and these printable sheets are perfect for doodling and coloring.

Thanks Tips & Treasures!

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And if you are already a member, then I appreciate it every time you click on the gold band when it says "drop". It gives me the opportunity to me you and explore your site.

And The Winners Are....

It's time to draw a winner for the Red Gold Tomato Tin filled full of swag!

Congratulations, Jen @ Great Blog Giveaways, check your email! Jen has a wonderful site that lists all the latest giveaways!

BONUS GIVEAWAY: Since I don't need two of the Red Gold Tomato Cookbooks, I've decided to give one of mine away. So let's draw another number....

Congratulations Jenny, check your email.

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Walgreens Rimmel Mascara Deal & April All You Coupons

Walgreens has their Rimmel products for 50% off this week. Combine the sale, the B1G1 coupon from April All you and the $3 coupon from the March All You, and you end up with two Rimmel mascaras CHEAP! Some of the mascaras also have a FREE eye liner pencil included!

9Lives® Dry Cat Food (3.15 lbs. or larger) $1.00 06/04/2010
9Lives® Wet Cat Food 4-packs $1.00 06/04/2010
A+D® Diaper Rash Product $1.00 08/31/2010
All-Bran® $1.00 04/30/2010
Banquet® Family Size Meal $1.50 off 1 05/31/2010
Banquet® Family Size Meal Try 1 FREE Mail-in Offer
(up to $2.40 value) 05/31/2010
Banquet® Family Size Meal $1.00 05/30/2010
Bestlife™ Buttery Spread $1.00 06/30/2010
Colgate® Sensitive Toothpaste $1.00 05/31/2010
Colgate Total® Toothpaste $1.00 05/31/2010
Contessa On the Stove™ and MicroSteam™ Meals $1.00 off any 1 meal 06/30/2010
Cottonelle 12DR Bath Tissue $1.00 05/31/2010
Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipe Tub $0.50 05/31/2010
Disney or Marvel™ Multivitamins $1.00 05/10/2010
Dove® Men + Care Product $1.00 05/27/2010
Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit™ Orthotics® $10.00 07/31/2010
Earth Balance Buttery Spreads® $1.00 06/15/2010
EASY EXPRESS™ Family Size Meals $1.00 05/31/2010
Eight O’Clock® Coffee $0.75 05/31/2010
Ester-C® Products $2.00 05/10/2010
Flex-a-min® Products $3.00 05/10/2010
GE ENERGY SMART® compact fluorescent lighting product $1.00 06/30/2010
Healthy Choice® CafĂ© Steamers™ $1.00 off 2 05/30/2010
Jarlsberg and Jarlsberg Lite $1.00 06/30/2010
Jimmy Dean D-lights® Breakfast Bowls $0.55/1 05/30/2010
Jimmy Dean D-lights® Breakfast Sandwiches $1.00/1 05/30/2010
Kid Cuisine® $1.00 off 2 05/31/2010
LUBRIDERM® $2.00 05/31/2010
Marie Callender's® Pasta Al Dente $1.00 off 1 05/31/2010
Mezzetta® or Napa Valley Bistro™ products $0.50 12/31/2010
NIVEA Body Wash® $2.00 03/31/2010
NIVEA FOR MEN Body Wash® $2.00 05/31/2010
Neutrogena® Cosmetics (any item) $3.00 05/14/2010
N.Y.C. New York Color® Buy $10 of N.Y.C. New York Color® Cosmetics, Get $5 off 04/30/2010
Osteo Bi-Flex® Caplet or Softgel $3.00 05/10/2010
Palmolive® Dish Liquid $0.75 05/31/2010
Playtex® Gentle Glide® Tampons $1.00 07/31/2010
Sally Hansen® Diamond Strength® Nail Color Buy 1 Diamond Strength Nail Color + Save $3.00 off any Sally Hansen Treatment Product 05/31/2010
Sally Hansen® La Cross® $2.00 off any item $4.00 or more 04/30/2010
Scrubbing Bubbles® Extend-A-Clean™ Power Sprayer $3.00 07/31/2010
Sea Breeze Astringent Sensitive Skin & Original formulas $1.00 04/30/2010
SLIM JIM® 16-count canister $1.00 off 1 05/30/2010
SLIM JIM® 16-count canisters $2.00 off 2 05/30/2010
Smithfield Spiral Sliced Ham $1.00 04/30/2010
Soft Scrub® Total Bath & Bowl™ and Soft Scrub® Total
Kitchen™ $1.00 on any 1 06/30/2010
Spot Shot® Instant Carpet Stain & Odor Eliminator $1.00 07/31/2010
Starbucks® Coffee $1.00 05/31/2010
Texas Toast™ Croutons $0.50 06/30/2010
Texas Toast™ Tortilla Strips $0.75 06/30/0210
U by Kotex* $1.00 06/30/2010
Weight Watchers® Cheese $1.00 off any Weight Watchers Cheese 06/30/2010
Weight Watchers® Frozen Novelties $0.75 off the purchase of any 1 Weight Watchers Frozen Novelty or 2 Multi-Packs 05/31/2010
Weight Watchers® Yogurt $0.60 off any 4 6 oz. Weight Watchers Yogurt Cups 05/31/2010

Coupon Preview 3/21/2010


Aleve Product, any 40ct+ except Aleve-D Products $1 (6/30/10)
Aleve-D Product $1 (6/30/10)
Alexia Frozen Items $1 on 2 (5/2/10)
Alexia Select Sides $1 (5/2/10)
Alouette Brie Cheese $1 DND (6/30/10)
Alouette Crumbled Cheese .50 DND (6/30/10)
Alouette Soft Spreadable Cheese .75 DND (6/30/10)
Arm & Hammer Oral Care Products $2.50 on 2 (6/30/10)
Bayer Aspirin or Heart Health Advantage Product, 10ct+ $1 (6/30/10)
Birds Eye Box or Bag Vegetables, excludes Steamfresh varieties $1 on 3 (4/17/10)
Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetable, Pasta or Rice variety $1 on 3 (4/17/10)
Breakstone's Sour Cream, 16oz+ $1 on 2 (4/25/10)
Cheerios Snack Mix .50 (5/15/10)
Citracal Product $1 (6/30/10)
Crystal Light Drink Mix Product, no trial $1 (4/18/10)
Dole Canned Fruit $1 on 3 (5/22/10)
Ester-C Tablet $3 (5/5/10)
Fiber One Frozen Muffins .75 (6/12/10)
Fiber One Yogurt Multipacks .50 (5/15/10)
Finish Dishwasher Cleaner $1 (5/2/10)
Fleischmanns Yeast, strip or jar .40 (6/6/10)
Flintstones Product $1 (6/30/10)
Frenchs Classic Yellow Mustard .50 (5/31/10)
Frenchs Spicy Brown, Honey Mustard, Honey Dijon or Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce .50 (5/31/10)
Fruitables 8pk Juice Box $1 on 2 (6/30/10)
Fullbites 6ct Multipack $1/1 or 2 fullbites singles (6/30/10)
Fullbites 6ct Multipack $1/1 or 2 fullbar singles (6/30/10)
General Foods International package $1 DND (5/31/10)
Glade Fabric & Air Odor Eliminator Product $1 (5/1/10)
Glade Plugins Scented Oil Lasting Impressions Holder $3 (4/10/10)
Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Twin Refill $1/1 or (2) Single Refills (4/10/10)
Glade Spray, 9oz B1G1F up to $1.75 value (5/1/10) (Shop Rite logo on coupon)
Huggies Baby Wipes, 64ct+ .50 (4/17/10)
Huggies Diapers $1.50 (4/17/10)
Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers Diapers $2 (4/17/10)
Kraft Deli Deluxe Cheese, 8oz+ $1 (4/30/30)
Lays Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, 8.5oz+ bag $1 on 2 (4/20/10)
Maxwell House, 10.5oz+ $1 (5/31/10)
Mazola Cooking Oil, 40oz+, Mazola Olive Oil, 17 oz + or Mazola Pur Cooking Spray .50 (5/31/10)
Mitchum or Mitchum for Women, no trial .75 (4/25/10)
Nathans Famous Frozen Fries, Onion Rings or Potato Pancakes .75 (5/2/10)
Neo-Synephrine Product $1 (6/30/10)
No Nonsense Products $1 on 2 (6/30/10)
Noxzema Facial Product, no trial $1 (4/30/10)
One A Day Product $1 (6/30/10)
Oscar Mayer Bacon $1 on 2 (5/16/10)
Oscar Mayer Lunchables Lunch Combinations $1 (5/16/10)
Phillips Product $1 (6/30/10)
Pledge Products $1.50 on 2 (5/16/10)
Pledge or Armstrong Floor Cleaner $1 (5/16/10)
Purina Beneful IncrediBites, any size $3 (5/31/10)
Purina Healthful Life or Naturals Cat Chow, 3lb bag+ $1 (5/23/10)
Rayovac Alkaline or Hearing Aid Batteries $1 (5/21/10)
Reynolds Baking Cups .25/2 (5/31/10)
Reynolds Parchment Paper .75 (5/31/10)
Reynolds Wrap Foil, any except 20,25,30 sq.ft .75 (4/30/10)
Reynolds Oven Bags, box .50 (5/31/10)
Schick Disposable Razor Package $3 (5/2/10)
Schick Quattro Disposable 3ct or Xtreme3 Disposable 8ct Razors $4 (5/2/10)
Scott Extra Soft Bath Tissue, 8 rolls+ $1 (5/2/10)
Scott Long Lasting or Mega Roll Paper Towels, 4 rolls+ $1 (5/2/10)
Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner Refills $1.50 on 2 (5/16/10)
Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner Starter Kit $5 (5/16/10)
Scrubbing Bubbles Fantastik All Purpose Cleaner .75 (5/16/10)
Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush 2-in-1 starter kit or refill $1 (5/16/10)
Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel $1 (5/16/1)
Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner .75 (5/16/10)
Shout Laundry Product .55 (5/1/10)
Splenda Sugar Blend or Brown Sugar Blend Product $1 DND (6/30/10)
Splenda Sweetener Product $1 DND (6/30/10)
St. Ives Body Product $1 (4/30/10)
St. Ives Facial Product $1.50 (4/30/10)
Starbucks Coffee, 12oz+ $1.50 (5/31/10)
Tresemme Naturals Product $1 (4/30/10)
Welchs Sparkling Juices or Juice Cocktails, any flavor/package $1 on 2 (6/30/10)
Windex Cleaning Products $1 on 2 (5/16/10)
Windex Multi-Surface Cleaning Product $1 (5/16/10)
Yoplait Delights Yogurt Multipack .50 (5/15/10)
Yoplait Go-Gurt or Trix Multipack Yogurt .75 on 2 (5/15/10)
Yoplait Go-Gurt, Kids Cup Yogurt, Kids Yogurt Drink, Trix Multipack Yogurt .35 (5/15/10)
Yoplait Yogurt Cups, any OR Yoplait Original or Light Smoothie .40/6 (5/15/10)
YoPlus or YoPlus Light Yogurt, 4pk .50 (5/15/10)
Ziploc Bags $1 on 2 (5/15/10)
Ziploc Bags .40 (5/15/10)
Ziploc Containers $1.50 on 2 (5/15/10)
Ziploc Containers .55 (5/15/10)

HASBRO PLAYSAVER INSERT (all expire 4/15/10)
Playskool Busy Ball Popper $5.00 off
Playskool Sit 'n Spin $5.00 off
Playskool Step Start Walk 'n Ride $5.00 off
Tonka Chuck My Talking Truck $10.00 off
Tonka Chucks Fleet $3.00 off
Tonka Chuck Fold n Go Play Set $5.00 off
Strawberry Shortcake $5.00 off any $20.00 Strawberry Shortcake Purchase
My Little Pony Friends Single Assortment B1G1F up to $6.99 value
My Little Pony So Soft Newborns, Family Convertible or Ferris Wheel $5.00 off
Bop-It $ 5.00 off
Connect 4 Game $4.00 off
Twister Game $4.00 off
R2D2 Trouble Game $4.00 off
Monopoly Electronic Banking Edition or Monopoly City $10.00 off
Monopoly Board Game $5.00 off

Carbona Stainless Steel Pro-Care $1 (6/19/10)
Carnation Evaporated Milk, 12oz cans .50/ 2 (5/31/10)
Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips $10 (4/30/10)
Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste $1.50 (4/30/10)
Del Monte Canned Fruits, Vegetables(11-15.25oz), Fruit Cups Snacks- 4 pks or Tomatoes (11-15.25oz) $1/8 (5/16/10)
Everlast Energy Bars B1G1F (6/31/10)
Gain Detergent $1 (4/30/10)
Gain Fabric Softener or Sheets $1 (4/30/10)
Goodlife Recipe Food for Cats $1 (6/19/10)
Goodlife Recipe Treats for Cats $1 on 2 (5/16/10)
Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage $1 on 2 (4/17/10)
LOreal EverPure Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment $2 (6/13/10)
LOreal Excellence or Excellence to-Go Shade $2 (6/13/10)
LOreal Paris Cosmetics $1 (6/13/10)
LOreal Skincare Product $1 (6/13/10)
Nestle Toll House Morsels $1 on 2 (5/31/10)
New England Coffee, 8oz+ $1.50 (6/30/10)
Newmans Own Pasta Sauce, Salsa, Lemonade, Marinade or Popcorn .50 (5/1/10)
Newmans Own Salad Dressing .50 (5/1/10)
Newmans Own Thin & Crispy Pizza $1 (5/1/10)
Ocean Spray Fruit & Veggie Juice, 64oz $1 (5/31/10)
Pedigree Dentastix Treats for Dogs $1 (5/16/10)
Pedigree Food for Dogs, 8.8lb+ Bag $2 (5/2/10)
Sara Lee Pre-sliced Meat $1 DND (4/30/10)
Smart Balance Butter Blend Sticks $1 (5/5/10)
Smart Balance Buttery Spreads $1 on 2 (5/5/10)
Smart Balance Milk .75 (5/5/10)
Smart Balance Sour Cream & Omega-3s, Calcium, Vitamins D&E - Regular or Reduced Fat $1 (5/5/10)
Smooth Away or Smooth Away Vibe $1.50 (6/30/10)
Success Rice Products $1 on 2 (5/8/10)
Sundown Vitamin or Supplement Products $1 (4/4/10)
Turkey Hill Ice Cream Sandwiches or Sundae Cones $1 on 2 (6/21/10)
Zyrtec, 10 mg Tablets, 70 ct $6 (3/28/10)
Zyrtec Childrens, no trial $2 (5/21/10)
Zyrtec Itchy Eye Drops $2 (5/21/10)
Zyrtec Liquid Gels, 24 ct+ $4 (5/21/10)

This preview is courtesy of Taylortown Coupon Preview.
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Red Gold Tomatoes & Swag Giveaway!

Sarah with Red Gold Tomatoes contacted me and asked if I would like to receive a tin FULL of swag and a few cans of Red Gold Tomatoes and host a giveaway for another one! I couldn't say yes fast enough, since my family and I love their petite diced tomatoes!

They are based in Indiana and pride themselves in locally grown Midwest tomatoes from Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.

Here's what came:

I love this large tin replica of a can of Red Gold Tomatoes and am excited to work it into my kitchen decor since I collect tins and my kitchen colors are red, orange and yellow. The tins are even numbered and come with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Inside the numbered tin were all these goodies:

14.5 oz. can of petite diced tomatoes
14.5 oz. can of petite diced tomatoes with green chiles
14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
2 Red Gold Heartwarming Recipes cookbook
Recipe cards
Reusable bag
Refrigerator magnet and frame
Foam coaster
Magnetic chip clip
Video library disc
Die-cast replica of Red Gold delivery truck
Letter and numbered Certificate of Authenticity

So now for the giveaway. There will be one lucky person that will when a Red Gold Tomatoe tin packed full of all the above swag just like mine. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

There are three ways to enter, each good for one entry, for a total of three entries per person. BE SURE TO LEAVE ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU ARE A WINNER. I will draw the winner using random.org and notify you on Saturday, March 20th. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize.

Entry #1: Go to Red Gold Recipe site and check out their fabulous recipes. Then come back here and comment on which recipe looks the yummiest to you?

Entry #2: Subscribe to this blog via the subscribe button on top left sidebar and than come back and comment to let me know you did.

Entry #3: Tweet "I want to win a Red Gold Tomatoes prize pack from @EasyFrugalLivin! http://tiny.cc/TDhGH" Leave an additional comment here on this post with the link to your tweet.

You have until midnight Friday, March 19th to enter. BE SURE TO LEAVE ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU ARE A WINNER. I will draw the winner using random.org and notify the winner on Saturday, March 20th. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

AND if you would like to enter another Red Gold giveaway, head over to my blogging buddy Real Life Living and enter there also! It's raining Red Gold everywhere!

Thanks and good luck!

* A free sample of this product was given to me for review purposes. This had no bearing on the review and all comments are my opinion and not that of the manufacturer’s.

75 Frugality Blogs That Will Change Your Life

AccountingDegree.com has published a list of 75 Frugality Blogs That Will Change Your Life and I made the list! How cool is that? Thanks Rose for including me and my blog. I hope I continue to help others become more frugal in many different ways.

For me frugal living has given me MORE, not less. I've learned to shop, cook and decorate more frugally so I get more for my money. I like to think of it as stretching a buck instead of pinching pennies!

I see several of my blogging friends that made the list too, so be sure to check their blogs out as well.

I'm a button maker and thought this deserved one. So feel free to grab it off my sidebar if you wish. If you would like for me to make a button for you for something else, email me, my prices are affordable!


Junk Fest Inspired Wall

I love the concept of decorating with empty frames but had never tried it until I seen Junk Fest's entry this week for So You Think You Can Decorate.

I have a lot of empty frames stored away that I pulled from the trash where I was employed.

One of the frames is huge and I got to thinking what wall I could use it on. It needed to have a lot of room. I found the perfect wall. {You see those 9 frames to the side? Those have been hanging empty for two years waiting for me to put my family photos in. Gotta get those done now for sure!}

I dug through my frames and pictures and found the wedding photo silhouette of my husband and I. I had totally forgot about it when we moved here.

I loved this white frame the second I seen it laying in a heap of rubbage. The width and angle of it gives off the sense of so much depth.

The silhouette's detail on the groom and bride's arms is our first names.

Then our last name along the bottom.

With hanging this here by itself, it gives the piece the spotlight it so deserves.

Thank you Junk Fest for inspiring me. If you havn't visited the site, be sure to take some time and stop by there.

Those girls are sure to inspire you.

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HOT CVS Printable Cottonelle Coupon

CouponDad has found a $2 CVS Cottonelle printable coupon! Get 'em before they are gone.


Menu Board for Make It For Monday

Meal planning has become a weekly task to help curb over spending for meals. I usually post my weekly menu plan here on my blog but I wanted a Menu chalkboard to let hubby and kiddo {and remind me} know what's for supper.

I looked through catalogs, checked prices at big department stores and found several I liked but nothing exactly what I wanted. I wanted something narrow and long with the days of the week on it.

I found these refrigerator chalkboard menus on etsy but they were sold out. :(

I really liked this one from the Nautical Decor Store, but still not exactly what I wanted. Price tag $42

My Pottery Barn catalog showed this one for $99-$149. OUCH!

So I decided to make one for myself.

I found this at a thrift store on 1/2 price day. It was marked $1.91

I bought me a can of chalkboard paint for $8. Used some of my STAX scrapbook letters and this is what I made:

I also picked up that little duck for a buck. Isnt he cute?

So with today being Menu Plan Monday and Make it For Monday I give you my menu plan for this week on my new Menu chalkboard made by yours truly for less than $10. {and I still have chalkboard paint left over!}

Check out what others are doing on Menu Plan Monday

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Friday Follow: Making Newspaper Peat Pots

I'm always trying to find alternative ways to do things without spending money. In these rough times more and more people are growing more and more of their own food to save money.

There is no need to spend a bunch of money on trying to grow your own food to save money! Seeds can be started in a variety of containers. Instead of throwing away your newspapers, use them to make peat type pots to get them started.

Here's how I make mine.

Take a full sheet of black & white print, tear in half.

Fold sheet in half.

Then place your cylinder (empty veggie can, rolling pin with handles removed, paper towel/toilet paper rolls, piece of scrap pvc pipe, etc) on the folded edge of paper about 1 1/2" over the edge.

Roll the can (or whatever you choose to use) until paper is around your cylinder,

Then stuff the excess that is hanging off cylinder up inside

Then using a tamper (I use that wooden mallet shown in the last photo) tamp the ends down from inside the top of the can.

Check outside bottom to be sure there is no big holes and paper is laying good and flat.

Carefully slide pot off can!

I used the 15 ounce tomato sauce can this time because I don't like having to repot two or three times before they go outside into my garden. This way the newspaper pot can be planted with the seedling so you dont have to disturb the roots, you'll save time and money by not having to buy more potting mix.