Tuesday, February 26, 2013

What Rural Shopping Can Teach Any Shopper

I have the sweetest friends and they have provided guests posts just for you while I am away. Thank you so much for all your support and prayers. Please keep them coming sweet friends!!! Please show some love to my wonderful guests and have a beautiful blessed day. God is so good!!! xo

~*~ Pinterest Fanatic is excited to welcome the lovely Liz, from DevotedMommyof3 ~*~


http://devotedmommyof3.blogspot.com

When you live out of the way, going to a grocery store daily or even weekly, may be out of the question. My sister would faint if she didn’t have a Wal-Mart within 1 mile of her home. She’s what you would call a ‘daily’ shopper. My family on the other hand, shops once a month. Doing so accomplishes more than 1 goal.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks

I have the sweetest friends and they have provided guests posts just for you while I am away. Thank you so much for all your support and prayers. Please keep them coming sweet friends!!! Please show some love to my wonderful guests and have a beautiful blessed day. God is so good!!! xo

~*~ Pinterest Fanatic is excited to welcome the lovely Dawn, from With a Side of Thriftiness for a special Pinterest series ~*~

Friday, February 22, 2013

Frugal, Non-Toxic & Green Cleaning Tips

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~*~ Pinterest Fanatic is excited to welcome the lovely Liberty Ann, from Naturally Frugalicious ~*~

Healthy Eating, Frugal Living, Recipes, DIY, Reviews & Giveaways
Healthy Eating, Frugal Living,
Recipes, DIY, Reviews & Giveaways

There are many benefits to living a more frugal lifestyle. The obvious reasons include saving money, being a good steward, and living within a budget. We don't always realize that, in addition to saving us money, living more frugally is also green and is, often times, healthier for our families.

With so many products on the market that we rely on every day to keep our homes clean, it may be a bit overwhelming to think about replacing them with more natural or frugal alternatives. But honestly, that is the furthest from the truth. It is actually simplifying your life, in addition to being kinder on our family budgets.

With just a few ingredients you can make homemade, green cleaning products that will clean your home just as well as the commercial products, all without breaking the bank, or harming your family. Frugal cleaning products that are non-toxic and cost pennies in comparison. They will give you the freedom and peace of mind to empty your cabinets of all the toxic chemicals we once believed were necessary.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pig Skins Recipe - Yum!

I have the sweetest friends and they have provided guests posts just for you while I am away. Thank you so much for all your support and prayers. Please keep them coming sweet friends!!! Please show some love to my wonderful guests and have a beautiful blessed day. God is so good!!! xo

~*~ Pinterest Fanatic is excited to welcome the lovely Dawn, from With a Side of Thriftiness for a special Pinterest series ~*~

Monday, February 18, 2013

How To Save Money on Groceries Using Coupons

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~*~ Please welcome the lovely April with...

  SavingformyFamily

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Paper Punch Heart Garland

I have the sweetest friends and they have provided guests posts just for you while I am away. Thank you so much for all your support and prayers. Please keep them coming sweet friends!!! Please show some love to my wonderful guests and have a beautiful blessed day. God is so good!!! xo

~*~ Pinterest Fanatic is excited to welcome the lovely Dawn, from With a Side of Thriftiness for a special Pinterest series ~*~

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Nail Polish

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~*~ Pinterest Fanatic is excited to welcome the lovely Dawn, from With a Side of Thriftiness for a special Pinterest series ~*~


I'm starting to get excited for Valentine's Day! Are you? I love my holidays and I feel that they are worth going all out for, without breaking the bank of course! I recently found a STEAL of a DEAL at my local CVS (I found Revlon Nail Polish marked at a 75% off Clearance!! And, I had several $0.50 coupons for any Revlon nail products, making each bottle about $0.75!) and now have a variety of nail polish colors! There are many variety of reds and pinks, even white too, in my new stash of Nail Polish shades. When it comes to Valentine's Day, I try to "doll" myself up a bit for my hubby. And, wanted to decorate my fingertips for the up and coming holiday... Pinterest, here I come! There is a PIN for everything isn't there? There has to be a pin for nail decor, right?

Right! There are tons of pins regarding nail art. Here is the one that I'll be tackling:

http://pinterest.com/pin/78390849733755752/



Board: Valentine's Day
Pin: 73890849733755752
Source: http://weheartit.com/entry/22151792


I decided up on a sparkly red nail polish with a light pink heart painted to my left fourth finger... as they say, it's connected right to the heart (hence why wedding rings are worn on this finger)! Please do not mind the low quality of picture. Yes, Santa did not bring me a new camera *sigh* But, I do hope you can at least see my attempt in completing this PIN:



I am not a "nail artist" by any means. But, you can see that it turned out pretty good! And, my Husband took note! Do you "doll-up" for Valentine's Day? I would love to hear any thrifty tips you have!





Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Special Thought for the Day!

A dear friend sent me a thoughtful card and pointed me towards this verse. I felt led to share it with you... No matter how big your problem may seem - remember how big our God is...

Isaiah 41:10
New Living Translation (NLT)
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Heart-Shaped Cake

I have the sweetest friends and they have provided guests posts just for you while I am away. Thank you so much for all your support and prayers. Please keep them coming sweet friends!!! Please show some love to my wonderful guests and have a beautiful blessed day. God is so good!!! xo

~*~ Pinterest Fanatic is excited to welcome the lovely Dawn, from With a Side of Thriftiness for a special Pinterest series ~*~


So, you want to make a heart-shaped cake for your sweetie but don't have a heart-shaped pan? What do you do? Well, I found a PIN for that! As long as you have a square and a circle pan (of equal size, i.e. both 8") you can make your heart-shaped cake! It is a very simple baking project, even easier than what I thought it would be. If I can make a heart shaped cake by improvising, so can you! Let's check out that PIN...

http://pinterest.com/pin/78390849733780663/


Board: Valentine's Day
Pin: 78390849733780663
Source: http://happyhomefairy.com/category/valentines-day-ideas/


As you can see I baked both a circle and a square cake, about 8" in diameter. If you have smaller or larger pans, that is okay! Just be sure that the square and circle pans that you chose have the same diameter. We do not want a lop-sided heart now do we? :)



Now, for the hardest part! Cut the circle piece in two... right down the middle:



You will need to transfer both your intact square cake and the two circle halves onto a larger plate. I utilized a Christmas Cookie platter (just because of it's size) to construct my heart cake. Place the square cake down first, and then place on the circle halves. See below for a visual aid:



Lastly, just ice your heart cake in any fashion you would like. I chose a fluffy vanilla icing and a Valentine's sprinkle mix from Wilton's. The possibilities are endless. They say a way to a man's heart is through his stomach! As long as you start with a yummy cake, I'm sure he will not mind how it's decorated. So, don't stress if you are not a professional cake decorator. As you can see, I'm not!



Happy Valentine's Day!!!





Sunday, February 10, 2013

Love and Pinterest

I have the sweetest friends and they have provided guests posts just for you while I am away. Thank you so much for all your support and prayers. Please keep them coming sweet friends!!! Please show some love to my wonderful guests and have a beautiful blessed day. God is so good!!! xo

~*~ Pinterest Fanatic is excited to welcome the lovely Dawn, from With a Side of Thriftiness for a special Pinterest series ~*~

Oh, Pinterest!! How I LOVE thee!! *hmm, hmm* Professing my love of Pinterest seems a bit odd, but my: creativity, organization, palette, etc. have grown immensely since this new found love. Although I talk about Pinterest (almost daily), I must let the love of my life know of a PIN I have found. He will love it! Let's check it out:

http://pinterest.com/pin/78390849733826690/



Board: Valentines Day
PIN: 78390849733826690
Source: http://enjoycrumb.com/?page_id=300


With Valentine's Day approaching, this PIN has given me an idea. I think this just maybe the theme of my Valentine's Day card to my Husband! I know I'll get a chuckle from him.

Are You a Pinterest Fanatic? Have you professed your love for Pinterest? Please tell me that I am not the only one!





Saturday, February 9, 2013

Saving For My Family with April

I have the sweetest friends and they have provided guests posts just for you while I am away. Thank you so much for all your support and prayers. Please keep them coming sweet friends!!! Please show some love to my wonderful guests and have a beautiful blessed day. God is so good!!! xo


I thought it would be fun to introduce you to some other terrific bloggers!

SavingformyFamily

Meet, April with Saving For My Family

"I love to coupon so most of my posts are coupon related. I also post recipes, freebies, reviews, giveaways and more."

Here is my Bio: April is a stay at home mom of a 5 year old boy and 2 year old girl. April loves blogging and has met some wonderful people that way. She loves saving money for her family and teaching other people how they can do the same. April’s favorite things to do is play with her kids and read when she can find time. Her favorite post at Saving For My Family can be found here: Stockpiling.

Friday, February 1, 2013

A Day in the Life of Sweet Silly Sara

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Green Living, Product Reviews, Giveaways, Toddlers


Hi! My name is Sara and I write the Sweet Silly Sara blog. Belinda is a dear friend of mine and I offered to share a guest post with her readers during this difficult time in her life and Belinda flattered me by telling me that her favorite posts on my blog are the personal stories about my son she asked me to share a post with  you about a day in my life with my little boy, who is turning 3 in a few months.