in real speak that is “paying more for less” great example “baby carrots” just buy a bunch of regular carrots. Cut and chop them yourself…KEEP the peel…..it is where most of the good stuff is. Buying prepped carrots hurts your bottom line and your health.
Just take a few minutes to wash them before eating if you don’t go organic
Organic Authority” magazine reports that carrots contain a high degree of phytonutrients, many of which are found in the skin or immediately beneath it. Consuming phytonutrients leads to a number of health benefits, including lessening your risk of cancer and boosting your immune response.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database doesn’t break down the nutritional value of peeled versus unpeeled carrots, but notes that raw carrots are a healthy item. One cup of chopped carrots has just 52 calories, less than a gram of fat and 3.6 grams of dietary fiber. Carrots are also a valuable source of calcium, potassium and a number of vitamins. They also provide beta carotene, which improves eye and skin health while improving your immune system.
Do you use cleaning clothes to clean your face? Before throwing them away use them to clean your bathroom counters, and other bathroom surfaces!
DO NOT throw in toilet, they clog up the drains!
Do you take water to drink at night? Do you have some left the next day? Don’t pour it down the drain, water your plant with it, give it to your animals, it is warm not bad.
Did you move recently? Did you use paper towels to wrap glasses and such? Reuse them, don’t throw them away when you unpack!
Have a plastic laundry basket or trash can you are throwing away? Wait, fill it up with stuff that needs to go to good will and take it all at once!
Take extra plastic bags with you to the store, see someone with out a bag that needs one? Give it to them, make the world a nicer place one bag at a time 🙂
Get fragrance samples? Put them in your drawers to keep your clothes smelling nice.
I recently bought Organic Eco Wool Dryer Balls – 6 Pack – 100% Handmade, Fair Trade, Organic, No Lint – Premium Quality from amazon. I LOVE them, they are little wooly balls and the help to fluff up your laundry and cut your drying time.
Remember, I dry my Jeans and Towels outside when I can, to almost dry, then I throw them in the dryer, these balls help to make them fluffy and dry a little quicker.
On regular clothes I think I save about 25% on time, with all the laundry that goes on here that adds up! If I do good clothes I will rip a dryer sheet in half to help with static cling saves money here also.
Also if you wear something for half day, and you didn’t get it dirty or sweaty, either just hang back up in closet or if you MUST wash, then use the spin and rinse cycle. The less you wash your clothes the longer they last, saving money on clothes, and water and electric bills.
The biggest saver of all, now that it is summer, let the SUN dry your clothes!
so, as you may remember, I am going grey, now I have GONE grey, seriously, there is very few non-grey hairs growing in….waaaahhhh.
So I thought, why can’t I use Just for Men hair color? Only 5 minutes? Easy to do? So I went online and found nothing that says there is no grey hair is difference for men and women.
So I bought a box, brought it home, and damn it to all if it DID work, no more grey, only took five minutes. Sheesh.
The difference I could find is that this dye will only dye the grey hairs, so since I dye my hair a little lighter, my roots are a very unnoticable shade darker, but NO GREY baby!
If you highlight your hair, or dye it many shades different then you regular hair color, not sure if would work as good, but for 5 minutes and $6.00 can’t hurt to give it a try!
so we were going out and I needed something to wear, but it is still HOT and all my nice clothes aren’t summery.
Then I saw a sleeveless dress I haven’t worn in a while, because….I need sleeves, then I found the black shirt I recently got from Thred Up and I put it on Over the dress and it looked like a Shirt and Skirt combo.
HA, take that white flabby arms….able to hide them and still look nice in my dress.
Booyah! Didn’t have to buy a new dress, able to make use of dress haven’t worn in a while.
Saved money and hubby from dealing with a wife unhappy about her outfit 🙂
so as you may remember,….. or not….have been sending clothes I no longer wear or use to Thred Up, I have rec’d the following payouts:
$8.23 , $20.20, $23.25, and my last one a whole whopping $1.20, now you can have it credited to account, or get a cashout, I had my money sent to paypal.
So I was looking thru my closet and realized I needed some new clothes, so I thought, why not….I tried Thred Up for buying clothes. And I really like it, they show most of the shirts on dummies so you can see how long they are, I am short….this can be a problem…and they give the measurements. And you can return whatever you don’t like or doesn’t fit.
I am on box 2, I like 3 out of 6 I ordered, which is par for when I go to the store, I always end up taking 50% back. And my last box I kept 3 out of 8. Still not to bad. The clothes are in great condition, and are very reasonably priced…as they should be since they don’t payout a lot 🙂
Give it a whirl….you’ll like it!
Sample Source and Pinch Me, Truly FREE samples…..here are some pictures of my latest haul….
Samples and Coupons…..
There has been a reduction in eggs for a few reasons, the new law to give chickens bigger cages and the bird flu that has wiped out 10’s of thousands, this has resulted in higher prices for eggs.
So I was trying to make belgium waffles and the recipe calls for 2 eggs, this is for ONE waffle….so I decided to try the flax seed egg, because lets face it for $4.99 I can get 12 eggs or for 3.96 which is 16 oz of Flax I can get 32 “eggs”, since a flax meal egg is basically 1 tblsp Flax Meal and 2.5 tblsp water.
Almost 3 times the eggs for the same price? Oh Yeah! The waffle with the Flax Egg tasted better then the one with Regular Eggs, but that probably isn’t because of the flax but because I put fruit in it 🙂 But the consistency and the hight of the waffle were the same.
This is a great replacement for your baking needs, (muffins, pancakes, waffles, ect) keeping the eggs for dishes like scrambled eggs, over easy, ect and keeping money in your pocketbook.
So I say, HEY, Flax meal eggs aren’t just for vegans anymore 🙂
I went to my Happy Place aka Target, my bill was 100.19,
- -1.00 coupon rec’d in one of my sample boxes
- -2.00 coupon
- -3.68 5% red card
new total $94.51, but the best part….I got (1) $5.00 GC and (1) $10.00 GC back, booohfreakingyah! for another trip 🙂
I bought two breathrights, I had the $1.00 coupon, they were already on sale and I got $5.00 GC back
I bought 3 swiffer products, 1 dry and 2 wet, because between the pupply and old dog my floors are taking a beating, plus the puppy is an ass and pulls the sheets from my cleaner… see video below
she is seriously giving the cat some competition in the arsehole department.
I keep everything, I document everything. If I am on a call, I write down the time, date, who I am talking to. I give stuff to charity, I take pictures and list each item. We get stuff done to the house I keep EVERYTHING. My family is always giving me crap about taking picks, and being so OCD, this is the only thing I am OCD about, you should see my house…not so much 🙂
So a few months ago my pipes sprang a leak, I pulled out the Life Time warranty, it had been done 10 years ago, it was fixed for FREE!
Our french door to the patio has been wonky lately and then the lock stopped working, so yes, once again I pulled out my paperwork and called in, they wanted to charge me $75.00, I had to email them MY copy of my warranty, to prove it should be, yep you guessed it FREE.
So there, all my familia, how gets driven crazy because I keep all of this stuff, nicely and neatly in containers…HA, it has saved us hundreds this year so far. BooFreakingYah!