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Thirsty Thursday: CA Wine Club

California Wine Club

This week I had the pleasure of trying two wines from the California Wine Club. I got both a red and white wine. I think my tastes are changing, because I really enjoyed the red wine more. I liked the different flavors I could taste in the red. It tasted more “woody” than other wines […]

Simple Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

My mom’s group was talking about all these different things you can make with your waffle iron. I decided to try the cinnamon roll waffles. It is VERY simple. All you need is a package of cinnamon rolls and a waffle iron! Directions: Spray waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Place a cinnamon roll on […]

New things making at Panera!

Panera

Panera has some new items on their menu and they look delicious!! Wish I had saved my gift card until this week to go! With our new Steak and Blue Cheese Salad we kept it simple, letting the classic savory-meets-tangy flavor combination shine through. We started with tender top sirloin steak, layered in gorgonzola, crispy […]

Baby James Foundation

child abuse, Chicago

Join Frosted Fingers, Occasional Happenings and Rob Krueger Photography for a rally against Child Abuse with the Baby James Foundation. I’ll have a table there for kids to make their own cake pops or cookies to eat. There will be a DJ, family photography, a band later in the evening and much more. Time Saturday, […]

Save Money Monday 4

Chicago, Coupons, Dominick's

This was an ok week for couponing. I went to to a total of 6 stores since Saturday and spent a total of $66.67. Three of those stores were not with coupons. One was Aldi where I stocked up on good priced produce,  one was Walmart to get the few things I couldn’t get while […]

Glasses USA

Glasses USA

With spring on the way, GlassesUSA.com decided to celebrate the change of season with its launch of the March Madness Sale! A sale which drops the company’s already low prices down to truly mad levels! The online retailer prides itself on its exceptional high quality prescription glasses, which are produced by the experts in the […]

Veggie Tales- Twas the Night Before Easter Review and Giveaway

Twas the Night Before Easter

Yay!! I get to share with you another new Veggie Tales DVD! This time it’s ‘Twas the Night Before Easter! Of Course, Big Idea has done it again! Another full length Veggie Tales movie to fall in love with.  My kids loved the giant robot bunny and dancing along with the silly song. It was […]

Chicago Blogger- Night Owl Mama

Chicago Blogger Night Owl Mama

I met Tricia from Night Owl Mama at a local event around Thanksgiving for Chicago Bloggers. We had a blast walking around the Chicago Toy and Game Fair together. We even sat down and played a round of Telestrations at the booth for the game. Here’s a little about Tricia. I am a stay at […]

Ladybug Peanut Butter Balls

ladybugs

Recipe adapted from Family Fun Magazine. Ingredients: 1/2 c creamy peanut butter 3 T softened butter 1 c powdered’ sugar Junior Mints 1 cup red candy chips (I used Wilton Candy Melts) 1/2 c black candy chips (I used Wilton Candy Melts) or black decorator gel Directions: Mix the peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar […]

Save Money Monday 3

Chicago Couponing, Dominick's

Week 3 I went back to the grocery stores. There was a bunch of “free” stuff at Walgreen’s, but nothing I really wanted to hit. Today I went to Jewel and Dominick’s. Dominick’s: I had a bunch of Healthy Harvest and Bumblebee coupons I decided to cash in today. I still have a few more […]

Chicago Blogger: Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy!

Chicago Blogger

This week I’m featuring Lisa from Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy! Lisa is a grab bag blogger who writes both personal posts and reviews and giveaways.  Here’s a little about Lisa: First, there’s me. The queen of my house full of boys. I’m currently a full time office manager for a family business. We […]

Dragon and Turtle Book Review & Chocolate Chip Snappers Recipe

Recipe, Dragon and the Turtle Book

Friends come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Sometimes they’re even dragons. Roger loves adventure. Today he’s playing pirate, sailing the high seas, dancing to the hornpipe, and catching fish. But the wind’s blown him off course and he’s . . . well . . . lost. When Padraig, a kitten-sized, bug-eating dragon, encounters the […]

Dominick’s Simple Nutrition + Giveaway

Safeway Simple Nutrition, Tags, labels

Do you have a hard time finding healthy, nutritious foods for your family? Dominick’s has come up with a program called Simple Nutrition. Dominick’s and Safeway stores will all have labels on their shelves now pointing out healthy, nutritious foods! Here’s what you’ll find in our stores: Tags highlighting up to two key nutrient and […]

Save Money Monday 2

Couponing, CVS, Chicago

Week 2 was not a great week to go couponing. Not a whole lot of deals out there. None that I wanted to go after at grocery stores. So I only hit up CVS and Walgreen’s this week. I was running low on detergent and shampoo so I was scouting out the best deals I […]

Chicago Blogger- Bargain is the New Black

Chicago Blogger, Couponing, Coupons

Since I got back into couponing this week, I wanted to feature my favorite Chicago Couponer: Christi from Bargain is the new Black. Here’s a little about Christi: Couponing is my hobby. Some people collect stamps – I collect coupons. I’m a stay at home mom and spend my time chasing after two little boys. […]