Online Deals, Online Offers

Walmart: Get 100+ Huggies diapers for FREE after rebate!

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Top Cash Back is offering a $21 rebate on a box of Huggies Diapers purchased from Walmart. This is for new Top Cash Back members only. If you are already member, you are allowed to sign up another adult in your household.

Here’s how to get the $21 rebate:

1. Sign up for a new Top Cash Back account here.

2. Head here for the special Huggies Diapers offer page.

3. Order a big pack of HUGGIES Snug & Dry Ultra diapers priced at $18.97. Select free in-store pickup at your local Walmart. Very important note: Do not order anything else. Only order the package of Huggies diapers or the deal will not be valid. 

4. Within 7-14 days of picking up your diapers from Walmart, your Top Cash Back account will be credited with $21 — enough to cover the diapers plus an applicable tax.

5. After you receive the $21 payment in your Top Cash Back account, you can choose to transfer it to your savings account or request a Paypal payment.

This offer is only valid through April 21, 2015 — or while supplies last.

Meal Plan

Meal Plan Monday

I have been running a cleaning group on Facebook that coordinates with my Erin Condren Life planner  ( a bit about them is on my You Tube, there will be more in posts and videos as the year goes on, you can use the link to save $10 on your order!).  A big goal of mine is to be more organized this year with the house, (more on that when I finally post my 2015 goals)

So with that will start a couple of link ups!  The first being Meal Plan Monday’s, this should help keep us all accountable with actually putting a meal plan together!

So on the Menu this week ( Because my planner runs Monday through Sunday, and this works great with my work schedule I will do this M-S as well but do your’s as it fits your life)

Monday: Leftover Navy Bean Soup  ( I have scripture study at church tonight)
Tuesday: Chicken Tacos
Wednesday: Steak and Potatoes (Kevin has no idea he is grilling but it is my birthday and that is what I want lol)
Thursday: Breakfast, So pancakes, sausage and fruit.
Friday: Chili
Saturday: Chili Mac ( I will make it ahead on Friday)
Sunday: Our standard pizza night!  (Use the link for the dough recipe!)

 

Feel free to link up your meal plan!

 

 

Online Offers

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Holidays, Recipes

Apple Cinnamon Rolls With Orange Cream Cheese Icing

This is a wonderful tasty recipe that I grew up on, Kevin made the dough for me and was like this looks way sticky, I took one taste of the dough and knew it was right!  As kids these were always waiting for us Christmas morning and they are so tasty!

Dough Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups warm water
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 2 packets fast acting yeast
  • 2/3 C  butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tsp salt
  • 5-6 c flour 

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast in water with sugar
  2. Whisk in melted butter
  3. Whisk in eggs
  4. Stir in Salt & Flour {dough will be sticky & tender) 
  5. Let rest/rise 15 min & stir down with spoon, rrepeat for a total of 5 times

Once our dough is ready you will want to split it in half, the above recipe will make enough for 2 logs of rolls.  Roll out the dough on a floured surface about  1/3 of an inch thick.  Brush it with melted butter and sprinkle on brown sugar and cinnamon.  I also like to add in some chopped apples and walnuts. Roll the dough in to a log and use some threat or floss to cut.  I go 1- 1 1/2 inches thick, Place them in a sprayed 9×13 pan or a round backing dish (pie plate) allow them to rise for 45 minutes then bake at 400 for 20-25 min (Golden Brown).  When you remove them from the oven flip them out and allow them to cool for a bit.

 

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Icing

I like to make an Orange Cream Cheese Icing as well!  Simply combine all of the listed ingredients in a bowl with your mixer or in your food processor!

  • 4 ounces of cream cheese (softened
  • 3 Tb butter (softened)
  • 2 Tb orange juice concentrate
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 C powdered sugar
Uncategorized

10 Weekly Goals

Ok so it has been quite a while since I have posted regularly let alone posted some goals to work on…  With that said this pregnency has been kicking my butt, but this must bee the week I concur it!

 

Personal

1. Keep up with my scripture study

2. Get to bed early!

3. 2 yoga workouts

4. Read!

Home/Family

5. Start on my Fall/Winter crochet projects

6. Stick with no buy October

7. Catch up on coupons

8. Stick with the meal plan ( I can eat a sub if my stomach must!)

Business/ Blogging

9. Launch winter planner set

10. Write 2 new blog posts.

11. Make a new you tube video

12. Keep up with Instagram

Gardening

Building a Pallet Garden Bed

So I built my garden bed a couple of weeks ago and all is going well with it.  I am going to give some instructions on how you can build one of your own!

Materials Needed:

  • 3 pallets
  • Weed Cloth
  • Circular Saw
  • 2 Inch Nails
  • Hammer
  • 4 Wide Fence Boards
  • Staple Gun

So a couple of notes to start, all of your wood should be untreated, no one wants to eat things that were grown in pressure treated wood boxes!

We did this the hard way, but next time we will use a saw, Kevin removed what I needed removed using a Small Sledge Hammer as he would call it a BFH and a Crow Bar.

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  1. Using your circular saw remove the boards indicated above, Then re attach them to the open ENDS of the pallet with your nails and hammer.
  2. On the pallet where all of the boards are left on once side attach weed cloth using the staple gun.
  3. Place the pallet that is covered with weed cloth, weed cloth down and stack the reaming pallets on top of it.
  4. The ends you attached boards to will be the front and back of your bed.  Attach weed cloth to the sides once again using the staple gun.  This is to prevent dirt from washing out of the bed.
  5. Now measure the sides covered with the weed cloth and cut down the fence boards to fit.
  6. Attach the fence boards to the sides to hide the unsightly weed cloth and prevent little ones from removing it. (Before adding the fence boards I got to reapply mine…)

I filled my bed with mushroom compost and top soil mixed together!

garden bed

This is before I added the fence boards, can’t get out there for a picture due to the yard being soaked from the storm today!  As you can see one of my pallets was smaller but I worked with it, I planted my cucumbers there because they will spill out the sides. You can also see why the weed cloth is needed on the sides for spillage!

 

 

casserole, Recipes

Hash Brown Casserole

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Ok so this is one I have grown up on super easy and so yummy pairs great with ham or even add in diced ham!

Ingredients

  • 1 (2 pound) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 3 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine hash browns, 1/2 cup melted butter, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, chopped onion ( you can saute` these if you like),  2 cups Cheddar cheese, salt and pepper. Place mixture in a 3 quart casserole dish.
  3. top with remaining cheese
  4. Bake covered in preheated oven for 40 minutes.

I have also seen toppings such as cornflakes and potato chips used…

 

Catholic Faith, Giveaways

I’m Back!

Wow I know it has been a long while since posting, things have been so busy this summer, Kevin is back to work, my hours have changed and I opened an etsy shop! I know there is way more but no time to cover it now…

Let us kick this off with a giveaway!  As many of you know I came home to the Catholic Church this past spring, well with that I learned to make Rosaries, well I joined up with a group of Catholic Bloggers for a giant giveaway! Included in the prizes is a hand-made Rosary that I created!

Make sure you take some time to check out the blog hosting this fantastic giveaway, Reconciled To You!
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Other Ways to Save

Canning- What to do with all those tomatoes…

Megan from Bite Size Megan is here to share her canning adventures with us to help with other ways to save some money and figure out what to do with those gardens that will explode any day ;-).  Megan is a SAHM to 2 little  boys who enjoys her garden and couponing along with her sewing , and cooking projects !  Make sure you check her out at Bite Size Megan!

Last year I planted 14 tomato plants. So basically I had a lot way too many tomatoes.


A lot as in this is only a small part of what I had. So it was time to break out the canner and start canning some sauce!

First go ahead and cut out the stems of the tomatoes and questionable bits. You don’t have to, but I usually cut an X into the bottom to make the next step a little easier.
Get some water bowling, just enough to cover the tomatoes. Boil a few at a time for about 30-45 seconds. You’ll start to see the skin start to peel.
Throw those suckers into bowl of ice water. This will stop the cooking process and help the skins peel off easier. From here you just start getting all those skins off.
 This next step is really personal preference. You can leave the tomatoes whole, you can cube them up or you can do like I did and make a sauce. A very simple one at that.
Start by cutting the tomatoes into 4ths and removing much of the liquid. This will help reduce your cooking time. Set your heat to medium high and bring to a boil. After that set to simmer and cook until desired thickness. Mine was reduced about half.
Get that canner boiling! Ive got about 3 inches of water in there. While you’re waiting for that to boil, get a smaller pan and start boiling your lids.

 

Confusing picture time. Apparently I took pictures of tomato chunks I did the second time around instead of the sauce. But hey, you can get the idea. For pint jars add 1 tbs of lemon juice. For quarts go ahead and add 2 tbs. Why lemon juice? Tomatoes are a very low acidic food and if the acidity is not brought up by the highly acidic lemon juice, it can lead to botulism. And that’s not fun.
If your doing whole tomatoes or chunks pack the tomatoes in. You can fill the empty space with hot water or hot tomato juice. I used tomato juice as it just kind of looks better. But either is fine. Fill to about 1/2 inch head space from the top of the jar. Wipe the tops of the jars to remove any moisture and place on your lids and bands. Tighten the bands but be sure not not overly tighten them.
Now for the canner! The first time I used this thing I was totally paranoid I was going to blow up my house with it. I think I read the instructions over again about 20 times to make sure I was doing it correctly. But don’t really, they’re not really that scary. Yours may work differently so do refer to your manual.
Place the lid on and after about 10 minutes your going to see steam coming out the top. This means the canner is filling up with steam. Once you see the steam coming out place the weight on. In a few minutes the weight should start to wiggle. Picture me staring intently at the canner. Once its starts wiggling set your timer to 10 minutes.
10 minutes is up! Turn off the heat and let the canner cool down on its own. Apparently if you tried to open it now this is where it might blow up your house. (I kid, but seriously let it cool down on its own and don’t try to open it.) Once it’s cooled remove the jars and let them sit over night to cool down. When you touch the top of the jars they shouldn’t “pop”. If they do it means they didn’t seal correctly. If that happens just put it in your fridge to use later (or freeze it!).

 

Catholic Faith

My Favorite Catholic You Tube Videos

I just want to take a minute to share a couple of my favorite Catholic videos with y’all!

This first one is one I saw the first night of RCIA and I just love!

And  this second one is the Chaplet Of Divine Mercy put to music by Matt Gill and his Wife,  Matt is the director of rebellious education at out parish.  This is by far my favorite prayer to do with my rosary and David loves it too!  He asks to do it at night while laying with mom 🙂 .  The first time I prayed it was for one of or priests whose mother had just passed away.  It was the first time I held a rosary and felt like I was home!  So I hope y’all Enjoy!

And this last one really just makes you stop and think what do you want to see!