I ran across some pictures of Christmas decorations in soft pastel colors and fell in love with them. If you are dreaming of a not-so white Christmas or if you want a change from the traditional red and green, here are some lovely ideas to inspire you.
I live in a part of the country that’s getting this cold, wet, icy weather. Our office crew decided to order from our restaurant and eat in our conference room. This is the result of eating too fast and having spare time on my hand. And YES I know it looks like something a third grader drew ! ( I apologize to all of you third graders that I am sure could to a better job)
Who doesn’t love spinach and artichoke dip ? Ok, well I know a few people who don’t , but there is just something wrong with them.
I order this dip almost every time I eat out. I have been making it for several years and have tried a variety of recipes. Some really simple, and some very elaborate. I have added and substituted ingredients until I have come up with a simple and delicious version. If you want to give it a try, here is the recipe:
1 – 10 oz box or 1 cup of frozen spinach (thawed and drained)
1 – 8 0z package of cream cheese (softened or microwave for 30 seconds)
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
1 can of artichoke hearts (drained)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp of chopped garlic or a couple of dashes of garlic powder to taste
optional: about 1/2 cup of either/both mozzarella and parmesan cheese for topping
Wow…what a great deal ! They only have brown left I needed them in Black)
Calvin Klein Jeans® “Gene” Zip-up Boot
You’ll look smart and stylish in these zip-up boots.
They are $106 on Amazon so this is a great price !
CK Jeans Women’s Gene Boot
- Rubber sole
- Shaft measures approximately 15.5″ from arch
- Heel measures approximately 1.75″
- Boot opening measures approximately 14.25″ around
- Made in China
At the state park where I work, we have a restaurant that serves good home-cooked meals. On the menu, is this Black Eyed Pea Salad.
I have changed the recipe to suit my taste like using one can of green beans and one can of blacked eyed peas instead of two cans of black eyed peas. That”s the great thing about recipes is that you can add or remove what you like or don’t like. Here is the recipe I use when making this salad…..
1 can of black eyed peas, drained
1 an of green beans, drained
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup green and/or red bell pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
black pepper and garlic to taste
Note – You can also add a large diced tomato .
Go to “read more” to see directions —>
Kohls has an awesome sale on boots. You can get boots with a regular price of up to $89 for $19. You can check them out here.
Love the deals this week at CVS. Tons of freebies !
Check out what I picked up today and a list of the deals I used.
Children’s Advil $2.37
- $2.37 ECB
- $1.50 printable
- $1 (RP 10/13)
= free + profit
2)Starbucks Refreshers $1.50
- $1.50 ECB
Kraft Mac & Cheese .99
- .99 ECB
Hershey’s Theater Box Candy .99
- .99 ECB
Hershey’s Candy Bar .79
- .79 ECB
Click “read more” to see the rest ——>
Here are the best deals I see at CVS this week: Looks like there are a lot of free items that you can get with ECBs but I only listed the coupon matchups.
Children’s Advil, 1 oz $2.37, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $2.37 ExtraBucks 11/24-11/27, Limit 1
Use $1.50/1 – Advil Children’s Product, limit 4 like coupons in same shopping trip – (facebook.com)
Or $1.00/1 – Advil; Children’s, limit 4 like coupons in same shopping trip – (redplum.com)
Or $1.00/1 – Advil; Children’s, Infants’ or Jr. Strength – (childrens.advil.com)
Pay $0.87, Receive $2.37 ExtraBucks
Final Price: $1.50 Moneymaker
Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Warmer, 1 ct $1.25, sale price 11/24-11/27
Buy 1, Receive $1.25 ExtraBucks 11/24-11/27, Limit 1
Use $1.00/1 – Glade Oil; PlugIns Scented Oil Warmer or Starter Kit – (coupons.com)
Or $1.00/1 – Glade Oil; Plugins Scented Oil Warmer or Starter Kit, Manufacturer Coupon – (target.com)
Pay $0.25, Receive $1.25 ExtraBucks
Final Price: $1.00 Moneymaker
Buy 2 Hershey’s Kisses, 7.8-8.5 oz $4.39, regular price
Buy One Get One Free 11/24-11/27
Use one $1.10/2 – Hershey’s Holiday Chocolate Bags, Kisses, Reese’s, Miniatures, York, Rolo or Kit Kat, 7.8 oz or larger – (coupons.com)
And use one $2.50/2 – Hershey’s or Reese’s, 8 oz or larger, CVS Store Coupon – (www.cvs.com) must watch video and share
Final Price: $0.40 each, when you buy 2
Here are the best coupon deals I see at Walgreens starting tomorrow:
Tums Spearmint or Cool Mint Freshers $4.50
Buy 1, Receive $4.50 Register Reward
Use $1.00/1 – Tums, 24 ct or larger – (tums.com)
Or $1.00/1 Tums Freshers Cool Mint or Spearmint, 50 ct from RP 10/13 (exp 12/1)
Or $1.00/1 Tums Freshers or Chewy Delights from RP 11/10 (exp 1/12/14)
Pay $3.50, Receive $4.50 Register Reward
Final Price: $1.00 Moneymaker
Scope Dual Blast or Outlast Mouthwash, 25.4 oz $3.00
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Rgister Reward
Use $1.50/1 Scope Mouthwash, 750 mL or larger, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 10/27 (exp 11/30)
Or $1.00/1 – Scope Dual Blast Rinse, 750 ml or larger, excludes trial/travel size, limit 4 like coupons per household per day – (coupons.com)
Or $1.00/1 – Scope Outlast, 750 ml or larger, excludes trial/travel size, limit 4 like coupons per household per day – (coupons.com)
Or $1.00/1 Scope Mouthwash, 750 mL or larger, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day from RP 11/24 (exp 12/31)
Pay $1.50, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $0.50 Moneymaker
Butterball Turkey Bacon, 6 oz $0.99
Use $1.00/1 – Butterball Product, after quick game and share, coupon value $0.55 if you choose not to share – (facebook.com)
Final Price: Free