Easy Valentine’s Day Nutella Cookie Cups

Easy Valentine's Day Nutella Cookie Cups

Something about this season really makes me want to bake and sometimes, when I want something warm from the oven but don’t really have time to make something from scratch, I like to “cheat” a little and use these delicious refrigerated Pillsbury sugar cookies to make something that looks like I slaved over homemade treats. This recipe really fits that bill because they’re super fast and easy to make but they look really complicated so get ready for the compliments!

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Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

This week I bought a total of $93.38 worth of groceries for $27.59, or 70% off. I love to see the deals that other frugal shoppers come up with because it’s so inspiring and I really dig having a visual way that we can all share our deals and Show Off Our Shops! Please post a link below to any or all of the deals that you’d like to show off this week. If you don’t have a blog to link up, just leave a comment and tell us all about your deals or upload a picture to Flickr or PhotoBucket and link to that 😉

My 1/11 Publix Trip – $93.38 for $27.59 or 70% Off

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25 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

25 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him

If the men in your life are anything like mine then it can be hard to buy them gifts that are just right. They don’t tend to need much and they seem make a habit of buying their own goodies when they want them. Well check out the list below for some great Valentine’s Day gift ideas he’ll truly enjoy that show you love and appreciate him!

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My 1/11 Publix Trip – $93.38 for $27.59 or 70% Off

My 1/11 Publix Trip - $93.38 for $27.59 or 70% Off

Do you or your family drink Coke products? If so, you should definitely sign up for a free MyCokeRewards membership. Simply save the codes that come in the lids and inside the boxes of Coca-Cola products and submit them for points that you can spend on all kinds of Coke paraphernalia like t-shirts, drink coolers, and gift cards. I save up all my points to buy coupons for free 12-packs of Coca-Cola products. They typically “cost” 240 points but occasionally go on sale so I scored the two coupons I used this week for 30 points each – whoohoo! If you haven’t tried it yet, what are you waiting for? Today I bought $93.38 worth of groceries for $27.59, or 70% off after coupons and $10/$50 Apple Market coupon from today’s newspaper. Here are the deals:

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Live Life More Fully! Light the Candles

Live Life More Fully! Light the Candles

Live life more fully! That’s what I plan to do this year. I don’t really believe in New Year’s Resolutions and I wrote a post about that recently, why I believe goals and priorities are more important and achievable. However I do think that the beginning of a new year is the best time to assess and evaluate your goals and priorities – so whatever you want to call it, goal or resolution – one of my biggest this year is to live life more fully. I don’t mean take lots of trips to exotic locales or do anything wild and crazy, but to take more joy in the small moments.

Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.

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$100 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash Giveaway

$100 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash Giveaway

A group of my awesome blogging friends has gotten together to sponsor a great giveaway for our fabulous readers! It’s super easy to enter and you could win your choice of a $100 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash. What would you do with some quick cash?

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Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

This week I bought a total of $99.45 worth of groceries for $36.54, or 63% off. I love to see the deals that other frugal shoppers come up with because it’s so inspiring and I really dig having a visual way that we can all share our deals and Show Off Our Shops! Please post a link below to any or all of the deals that you’d like to show off this week. If you don’t have a blog to link up, just leave a comment and tell us all about your deals or upload a picture to Flickr or PhotoBucket and link to that 😉

My 1/4 Publix Trip – $99.45 for $36.54 or 63% Off

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Tips for Saving $5,000 in One Year

Tips for Saving $5,000 in One Year

When you think about trying to save $5,000 in one year, it gets overwhelming. I like to break my goals down so they’re much easier to achieve. This year, I have a goal of saving $5,000 in one year. Sounds like a lot, but I am up for the challenge. I wanted to share some of my tips for making this goal a reality.

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My 1/4 Publix Trip – $99.45 for $36.54 or 63% Off

My 1/4 Publix Trip - $99.45 for $36.54 or 63% Off

There haven’t really been any great deals on paper products lately and this wasn’t one today either but our stockpile is gone and I bought these so I’d hit $50 and be able to use the $10/$50 Apple Market coupon from today’s newspaper. I got a few great deals at Publix today, like the bacon, bread and pasta sauce, so I’m happy with my trip. Today I bought $99.45 worth of groceries for $36.54, or 63% off after coupons. Here are the deals:

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$100 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash Giveaway

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