Still relatively new to Arizona. I have lived on both coasts...I may be working my way inward now. :) I am the mom of a pretty awesome 17-year-old boy (though at this point he would wig out on my saying boy, kid or anything less than teenager) and the wife of a very amazing man. I have been blessed beyond measure when it comes to love, and isn't that really where the blessings count the most? I like to watch people and often I like to comment. I also enjoying helping people, but I kind of get saddened by seeing the same person always in the same boat.
Enjoy EVERY moment in your wedding gown. You can't stay in it forever...SO UNFAIR!!!!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Thrifty Tips From The Exhausted
Okay I joined the gym yesterday, and I am very excited. I am also very concerned because I have a one hour training session tomorrow, and I am still awake because I have thrifty tips to do....OY! By the way if you are looking for a good price on a gym, give me a call at the station (that is if you live in Prescott, AZ). Mine costs $20 a month or if you pay a year up front it is just under about $12.50 a month. Remember the summer is a great time to enjoy the gym for a lower price.
Father's Day is this Sunday, and there is still time to get the kids involved in some fun craft making for dad.
Michaels has some great activities. Today (Thursday) participating Michaels stores will be hosting a FREE Father's Day Make-It Take-It Duck Tape Wallet activity. The kids will learn how to make dad his own Duck Tape wallet while supplies last. This event is for ages 3 and up at runs from 6pm to 8pm. Follow the link below to search your zip code or city to find a Michaels near you and see what activities they are offering.
How about a card for that amazing gift that the kids made? Head back to Michaels on Friday, and the kids will make a fabulous card just for dad. Again this is while supplies last and is for ages 3 and up. This activity is also from 6pm to 8pm. Get there early!
Need something to do on Saturday, why not bring the kids back to Michaels for more fun where they can make a fabulous key chain for dad too. These are just so absolutely adorable, and dad will get to think of your sweet kids every time he starts the car. This activity is also available while supplies last and runs from 10am to 12pm.
Family Fun has loads of great recipes for treats and meals that you can make to spoil dad this Sunday. Be sure to gather the kids around and make a special treat. They have some of the cutest treats on the web.
Last week I talked about my favorite phone app MyFitnessPal which is also available online at MyFitnessPal.com. It is an amazing site that really keeps you on your toes and on your calorie mark. Now I'd like to share my favorite local recipe site, Gina's Skinny Recipes. Gina has recipes for dinner, lunch, breakfast, and yummy desserts and even breaks everything down for you with calories, servings size info, nutrition values and those very important point values for those Weight Watchers out there. Truly you will love Gina! Best part? Gina offers all of these great recipes free, and you can even print them too! Two of the recipes I can't wait to try are the Skinny Taco Dip and Lemon Cheesecake Yogurt Cups.
Like Equal Exchange Fairly Traded Coffee and Chocolate and you will qualify for their special Trial Pack deal which includes one bag of their yummy coffee either Organic French Roast or Organic Love Buzz Coffee or two boxes of tea, brew guide, information booklet and an Equal Exchange travel mug . It is a $15 value for just $5 and includes FREE SHIPPING. Follow directions at their Facebook page for this deal as there is a special unlock code for this deal. I do not know how long this will last so check it out soon.
They are also doing the Find The Coffee Bean contest on their website (more details on their Facebook page) .
Bath & Body Works are having an amazing sale right now with many items 50 to 75 percent off. They are closing out some scents and changing the packaging of other items so this is a great time to stock up. If you missed VS's super deal on lip glosses, Bath & Body Works has some amazing glosses for $2 in all kinds of yummy flavors. FREEBIES
Join Mike the gardener's birthday list and you will get some two packs of complimentary vegetable seeds sent to you on your birthday. Rules apply like no changing your birthday to get more seeds. And I believe you have to join at least four months before your birthday. My birthday is in May so I am definitely safe there. Check it out at the link below.
The first 1000 people to like Mentos Gum on Facebook will win a free pack of gum. This will go on until June 22 so if you have the time and are so inclined...get to liking and then check back at noon EST every day to the free gum tab and see if you made it in time. Look out, these competitors are fast!
Clinique is giving moisture makeovers at participating stores. Head in for a skin consultation and get a free lip gloss and tube of eye serum. Follow the link below to look and see if a store near you is participating. Simply enter your zip code in the Event and Store Locator.
Like Nestle's Drumsticks on Facebook and be sure to come back on June 21 for your chance at one of 10,000 fans who will win a coupon for a free Drumstick. I don't know about you, but these totally remind me of being a kid.
These BlockBuster Express Codes are supposed to be good until midnight on June 17th. Time to hurry on over for your free movie. 64JBHS9, 33BACC6, 65RRAP1, 44ASJA5Now follow the link below to find a kiosk near you.
Or you can enter below for an email, you cutie patooties!
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What there is of it anyway. I am a person who is consistent only in the fact that I am consistently changing. I am a happy wife and mother. I have been blessed with an amazing son and an amazing husband. They both are quite generous in their love for me, and they both enjoy me for the oddball I can be. I am rich in my life and my experiences. I am not rich in the wallet, but you can't take it with you anyway...so I'll have nothing to miss. :)