Thursday, February 28, 2013

Endorse Deals - Expire March 6!

Check out this week's Deals from Endorse!

Baby Food - 10% back
Mountain Dew - up to 50% back
Diapers - up to 50% back
Lucky Charms - 20% back
Yoplait Original - 10% back
ANY BRAND Toilet Paper - 10% back
ANY BRAND Pet Food - 10% back

There are few other great deals available from Endorse this week as well!

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Endorse is an App that installs on your phone and rewards you for the things that you buy! You can shop anywhere you want....even online! All you do is upload your receipt and get paid.

Check out this FREE deal at Earthfare!

Check out this AMAZING FREE Deal from EarthFare!

Get FREE Turkey Meatballs with any $10 purchase!
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Be sure to text EAT to 71700 before you go to EarthFare and get special savings and deals sent directly to your smartphone! Usually you get a $5 off a $25 purchase just for signing up!

5 Easy Ways to Reduce your Sugar Intake!

5 EASY Ways to Reduce Your Sugar Intake!

Tricks great for parents and children!

Yesterday, I started an article with the old Mary Poppins saying " just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down" and it REALLY got me thinking about just how many "spoonfuls" of sugar we were eating everday before I started our "fit family challenge". We recently have gone to almost ZERO prepackaged foods, eat almost all organic, and swapped our sugary snacks for healthier items. In the beginning, I was stunned to find that sugar is hidden almost everywhere you look- even when you think you are making the smarter choice! Check out the label on the next "fat free" product you buy. Sugar is technically "fat-free" therefore is used in huge amounts to flavor these "diet" items even though it converts to fat once in the body. The scarier thing about sugar is that it is extremely addictive (trust me I know) and a habit passed on to our children through our actions and choices....yikes.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Healthy Meals Delivered Straight To Your Door!

 Get Healthy Meals Delivered Straight to Your Doorstep!

Want to try eating healthier but don't know where to start?

Are you certain that you can't cook?

Are you too busy to spend time researching recipes, searching for specialty items, and then cooking for the family?


Hello Fresh is an amazing service that delivers healthy, wholesome meals directly to your door.

Not only do they deliver the fresh ingredients - complete with meat and spices- they also pre-measure ingredients AND give you the recipe in a very easy to follow step by step picture form.

Each week, you get 5 meals to choose from and each one takes approximately 30 minutes to make. There are many plans to choose from starting at only $59 for 3 meals - for two people!

You can sign up to receive a box a week in plans for up to 6 people. You can cancel at anytime and you can always place it on hold for your vacation.

Its an easy way to cook healthy, try some specialty recipes, and save time! They currently do offer 3 vegetarian meals as well and hope to expand the menu soon :)

Click here to learn more about Hello Fresh!

5 ways to get your kids to drink more water

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5 Ways to Get Your Kids To Drink More Water....and me too!

Wasn't it Mary Poppins who said "Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down"? In my house, we have taken that to extremes! Luckily, my children are addicted to fruit juice but even most fruit juices are loaded with sugar and still not the same as water. Come to think of it, I am probably the worst one in my house when it comes to what I drink. I am a soda "Junkie"- Not an addict, a literal junkie. Yes, I have read and studied all of the reasons why diet soda is bad for us and have decided that my precious silver can is worth the risk. When I run out, I even hold my empty can so I don't go through separation anxiety...... Okay, its not that bad but you get the idea. I have been attacking what we eat with a vengeance and have neglected to focus on the liquids we put into our bodies- so the journey starts today.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Healthy Snack Recipes! 1 ingredient...2 ways!

Check out Chickpeas!

Healthy, Tasty, and Addictive!

Whenever I say "I am going to eat better this week", I dread the grocery store. It seems that every "snack" item in health foods aisle is either way too pricey or way too bland.So, I decided to find easy snack recipes that were good for me and fed my frugal tendencies.

Check out these two recipes for the chickpea (garbanzo bean). You can buy them canned and make 2 snacks in only minutes!

Garbanzo beans are healthy as they contain loads of fiber, support healthy digestion, and are also known to be an appetit suppressant.  So they are a great addition to any diet plan.

 Even kids love these recipes!

Click HERE to see the easy Recipe for Toasted Chickpeas!!

Click HERE for the recipe for 5 minute hummus!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

10 FREE Online Survey Sites and How to Make Money Doing Online Surveys

  Making Money With Online Surveys is Easy! Perfect for College Students, Parents, and Anyone looking for some Extra Cash!!!

Making money with Online Surveys is one of the most asked about topics when talking about how to make money online. There are hundreds of thousands of sites promising to make you RICH if you simply pay $49.95 for their list of survey sites...NEVER PAY for this information! If you simply do an internet search for these types of sites, you will get thousands of results. You will also see tons of reviews directing you to either sign in and make money or to stay clear. How do you know who to trust??

I have listed below some of the more "user friendly" survey sites. These sites have low payouts, easy to complete surveys, and are legitimate ways to make a little cash from your computer. Many of these sites will pay you cash or will pay you in points that can be converted to cash, gift cards, or prizes! I like to stick to the CASH!

This week's Hot Endorse Deals! End Thursday!

Get 50% back from your purchase of Diapers (up to $5 back)
Get 50% back from your purchase of Mountain Dew 2 liters!
Get 10% back from your fast food purchase! That's right ANY Fast Food!
Get 10% back from your frozen pizza purchase-any brand!

There are other cash back offers for thigs like Cheeriors, Lifewater, Zatarains, and more!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Get A FREE Rental From RedBox!

Get a FREE 1 Day Movie Rental From RedBox!

Have you ever wanted to rent a movie from RedBox but hated standing there and scrolling through the titles?!?! Now, you can RESERVE YOUR MOVIE ONLINE and pick up your movie(s) at your nearby RedBox location! 

How it works:

This offer is valid for first-time online rentals with new accounts.
  1. Create an account
  2. Reserve your first movie online
  3. Pick up at a kiosk and enjoy
  4. Return your rental and get an account credit redeemable online for a free one-night DVD rental

Make Money with an Online Garage Sale!

Don't Wait for Spring to Make Extra Cash! Have a Garage Sale Online!

I am certain that most of you have seen the movie.."A Christmas Story", if you have -you will certainly remember how young Ralphie loved and talked endlessly about a Red Rider BB Gun. This is the same way that I talk about garage sales and junk. My husband calls it an addiction or an illness. He even repeats a mantra when I decide not to trash something but to save it for a future project or for an online sale. I heard him just the other day "I must remember it is an addiction, I must remember it is an addiction..." This mantra is from the same guy who has no issues spending my Ebay money....but that's a new topic, I digress. I think my "addiction" to selling my junk started at a very young age along with my addiction to sweets....

Sunday, February 17, 2013

5 Natural Headache Remedies

Quit collecting bottles!

It is reported that over 12 million Americans endure chronic headaches — meaning they have headaches more than 15 days out of every month. I am one of these sad people.
There is nothing more frustrating than grabbing for your bottle of over-the-counter headache medicine and finding an empty bottle. What's worse is when you are wincing in pain and you continue your search through the medicine cabinet and again come up empty handed. You are out of Excedrin, aspirin, ibuprofen, EVERYTHING! This means you must jump in the car and drive in the bright sunlight while holding your aching head. Then, you must listen to the loud speaker, the bleeping registers, and other various noises that pierce your cranium at the grocery to simply get 1 fabulous bottle of relief. This recently happened to me. My failed search turned up 4 empty bottles of headache medicine. This prompted me to wonder "can taking this much medicine be good for me"? My vote is probably not. So, what is a person who is trying to love a more "green" / "all-natural" lifestyle to do? I went on a new hunt....A hunt for all natural headache remedies.


8 months pregnant at Enchanted Rock
Running After Baby!
A Runner's Journey

Meet  Mikayla! She is a determined athlete who is running after baby in more ways that one. Mikayla has always been an avid runner and continued with her passion throughout her pregnant but found it difficult to get back to the routine after the birth of baby!

Join Mikayla as she takes her journey to get back to the pavement in preparation for the Austin 10/20.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Which is Better "All Natural" or "Organic"?

The "All Natural" vs. "Organic" Debate.....

Are you clear on the Differences?

Over the past few years, companies have recognized the growing need for "Healthier" foods and seem to have responded to the call. Nowadays, you can stroll down your grocery aisles and find the terms Natural and Organic slapped on every jar, bag, box, and bottle. Do you really know and understand the differences in these terms? I recently stood in an aisle for over 5 minutes debating on which chicken to buy for my family. One was labeled "All-Natural" and the other was "Organic". Both options sounded healthy but if they were the same then there wouldn't be two different labels, right? So I whipped out my trusty "smartphone" and googled it right there in the aisle!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Savings From Kellogs!


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Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Check out this Amazing Valentine's Day Deal from EarthFare!
For only $9 you get a Wild Maine Lobster tail and a 6 ounce Filet!

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Check out their other amazing deals and be sure to sign up for the "Tomato Bank" where you will get fantastic coupons and offers! Upon Signup, I received a coupon for a whole chicken or pack of veggie burgers for just $1!
Then by email a $5 Revolution Coupon for 5 Organic Items for Just $5! Jelly, Peanut Butter, Cookies, Applesauce, and Crackers were included!


Healthy Homemade Cinnamon Bread Recipe

Swirls of Cinnamon!

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Bread Recipe

I have been on a recent mission to make as many of my families foods as I can from scratch. When I began on my mission, I found that most recipes called for pounds of butter, tons of sugar, lard, and many of other items that I was trying to eliminate from my diet. So, I buckled down and began altering recipes to make them what I was looking for- Healthy variations of my favorites.
So many people think that eating healthy or all-natural has to be boring and that is entirely not true! There is nothing boring about this Cinnamon Bread Recipe!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

5 Natural remedies for Children with ADD/ADHD

5 Natural Remedies for Children With ADD/ADHD

The scariest things about your child being prescribed medicine for ADD/ADHD are the side effects of the medicine. They can be anything from depression, thoughts of suicide, loss of appetite, and so many others.With over 1 million children being misdiagnosed with ADD each year,  it leaves you wondering if the benefits are worth it. BEFORE putting your child on these medications, please look into these All Natural ADD/ADHD remedies that may be beneficial and keep your child free of the side effects.
These tips are even great for adults struggling with focus and clarity!

Click HERE to read more

Monday, February 11, 2013

10 Foods you only THOUGHT were vegetarian!

I Guess I only THOUGHT I was a Vegetarian.... 

I didn't choose to be a vegetarian for any social, ethical, or religious reasons...I simply don't want to eat meat. Even as loose as I am on WHY I am a vegetarian, this list shocked me as well as my carnivorous husband. I hope I don't ruin any foods for you but nonetheless, here is a short list of 10 foods you only THOUGHT were vegetarian.

To See the Full List- Click Here!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Homemade "Green Cleaning Supplies" - Make your own Febreeze

Make Your Own Green Cleaning Supplies-- All Natural Homemade Febreze

Hello, My name is HEATHER..... and I am an addict. You can insert your own - "hello Heather" response if you wish. I am more embarrassed to tell you what I am addicted to then I am to admit it to myself....I am addicted to making my own cleaning supplies. I have never been to an addicts meeting, but fear that I am getting very close to attending. My addiction to making my own cleaning products started with a little water and vinegar and now has come its fruition. I make my own laundry detergent, my own dishwashing detergent, window cleaner, floor cleaner, and now even my own homemade "Febreze". This all started as a way to save money and has now spiraled out of control. My husband was extremely annoyed at first and begged me to just purchase the ready made items but as more and more of these all natural concoctions worked....he began asking for the recipes. He won't admit he was wrong but he will ask for a refill of the bottle and that is enough for me. I don't only do it to save money and to reduce the amount of chemicals my family is exposed to...I do it to feed my addiction for being active in both.

5 Ways to Make Money Online

5 Easy Ways to Earn Money Online

It seems that everyone these days has a need for extra money....I know that I do! Everywhere you look, you are bombarded by stories and websites boasting to make you quick money and the next "instant internet millionaire" if you purchase their simple system! Are these legit? My gut tells me no and that if it promises quick money, there may be a scam involved. So what should you do if you want to be an online entrepreneur and make extra money while in your pajamas? Do not fear! If you are looking to add extra money to your bank account, it can be done online and from the convenience of your kitchen table at little to no cost. It will involve work and dedication but there is online money to be made. Please know that it will take some time to earn money through these methods....or for you- it may happen overnight! Here are 5 simple ways to make money online that cost you nothing but your time and patience!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Make Money at the Grocery with Endorse, Ibotta, and Savingstar!

Making Money While Shopping at the Grocery is easier than you think!

Try Endorse, Savingstar, and Ibotta!

I am an avid couponer (I prefer avid to CRAZY) and have become a little discouraged at the recent changing of coupon rules at my local grocery store. Now I can use only 6 per manufacturer-even if its a different product, only so many total coupons, NOTHING is allowed to be free.....Stop the insanity!

So, what does a cheapskate do to combat the coupon madness....I found ways to actually MAKE not just save money while at the Grocery. I have found several programs that I will share that do not save you any money--they put CASH into your bank account when you purchase specific items.  They work in very much the same way as digital coupons AND you can certainly use all 3 in combination with your checkout coupons!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Make Money In Your Pantry!

Make money from home...In your pantry! Great tip for college kids, parents,and anyone looking for some extra cash!

For all of my adult life, I have been a management professional. Each day, I was responsible for driving, sales, controlling costs, and delivering on profit. So..when I made the decision to be a "work from home" parent...I immediately started finding ways to do these things within my four walls! Much to the chagrin of my husband, I have looked into and even tried some pretty strange things to make a few extra dollars at home. In this case, I happened upon a site that actually did provide some "income" and was pretty easily done. There was no cost to get started, no strings attached, and required little time. The best part of the whole deal was that it was done using the items in my refrigerator and pantry.