Inbox Dollars

I have added a button on the side for Inbox dollars, I have been told by several online friends that they have done this and also gotten paid from it. I decided that I would try and see how it goes and how easy (or hard) it will be to make money from Inbox Dollars. I decided for a free $5 sign up bonus it was worth the try. So if your up for it go check out Inbox Dollars on the sidebar.


Women’s Day Kitchen Confidential

I previously read Kitchen Confidential out of Woman’s Day magazine and found the freezing part of the article particularly interesting and felt silly that I hadn’t thought about writing about it before, while reading Macomb Money Savers Blog it occurred to me maybe I should share with others lol. Jolyn wrote:

Woman’s Day Article: Kitchen Confidential

Top money-saving tips at the grocery store, in the kitchen and in the pantry
From the April 1, 2009 issue of Woman’s Day Magazine
Kitchen Confidential

This chart was omitted from the online article, but I wanted to share from the print edition…

Bulk up on these items when they’re on sale and freeze them for future use.

  • Butter
  • Frozen veggies
  • Bread
  • Nuts & seeds
  • Whole-wheat Flour
  • Whole grains (brown rice, buckwheat, quinoa)
  • Wheat germ
  • Coffee
  • Lower-fat milk (remove 1 cup before freezing; the package will expand)

Macomb Money Saver would add to that list:

  • Cheese, block and shredded
  • Meats
  • Bananas (peel and bag for baking)
  • Zucchini, shredded (for baking)
  • Berries (pick in summer, wash & flash-freeze on baking sheets, then package)
  • Bagels and buns (double-wrap by adding a freezer bag or foil)

Did she miss anything? What do you stockpile in your freezer?

I would simply like to say THANK GOD FOR FREEZERS!!!!

My Husband Rocks Friday!!

Today I would like to say that my husband rocks because he works so very hard to support our family. He works his normal everyday 8-5 job, he also runs a side business fixing computers, and now he has bought a rental house and is busting his behind to get it all fixed up so it can be rented out (we already have a renter) by the 1st of April. My husband Rocks because he is an awesome Man that works as hard as he can at providing for our family. I would just like to thank God for bringing us together.

BTW, yes I do know that it is a day late… but better late then never!!!

Cleaning up the mess…

Well so far I found the bed that was under that giant pile of clothing in the guest bedroom, which is wonderful and my brother in law is very happy to have that space to sleep in while he is staying with us, I have caught up the laundry to a point that just doing one load a day would keep me in the clear as to keeping me from becoming flooded with laundry again. Man I would love a laundry fairy, a fairy that took away all the dirty and replaced it with nice and clean stuff lol. My daughter’s bedroom has nothing on the floor, except the giant stain that needs to be cleaned with a carpet cleaner which i need some help with from DH. The kitchen dish’s have been almost caught up, currently I do need to go swap out loads once that is done dish’s will be caught up. My floors and table are clear and clean. Only major thing left in the kitchen is to get rid of the whole mess of things cluttering up my counters, most of which will go into my office to be officially cleaned and declutterd after the rest of the house is caught up. The play room was cleaned up a few days ago, the guest room is useable, the bathrooms are clean and tidy. So now I need to finsih up the kitchen, laundry, DS and my bedrooms, and then the office’s. I think we are about half way through the mess and after afterthing is done I will start “spring” cleaning everything.

What to send to a new Nephew far away??

One of my little sister in law’s is having a baby and she is due in may I want to send her some stuff but can’t decide what since shipping cost’s are so outrageous. But she is having a sweet little baby boy, so we will have our first nephew. We are very excited about another baby getting to join our family. So far I know it’s a boy, and his room will be decorated in “cars” attire so I have bought him a “cars” christmas stocking this past year, and some other little filler things for the stocking. I can/could easily fill a giant box full of stuff for them so does anyone have any ideas on how to give/get them the most I can (because I want to) without spending a fortune on postage??

My Confession!!

I have a confession to make and it’s a BIG one, I have been keeping this a big secret. Deep down in me I am a messy, unorganized, pack-rat, and I am a lazy housekeeper. I love the idea of cooking dinner for my family but I hate cleaning up the mess so usually I just leave the mess in the sink, wipe down the table and call it a night. When my kid’s make a mess in the play room I usually just shut off the light to the play room and forget about the mess for the night. I just forget about cleaning up the kid’s rooms because they spend so little time in them, same with my room. I have a scrap booking area/room that I have never used for scrap booking in the six months I have lived here because it is a mess. I have even moved onto my DH’s office and that too is now a mess. I hate doing laundry because I hate putting it away so usually I just use the guest bedroom and toss the laundry on the bed hang what needs to be hung and leave the rest there. Well I am tired of having a dirty house, and so it the rest of my family. My poor husband takes care of our family financially and works his butt off so that I can stay home with our children. He hates things being a mess and has a hard time relaxing in a messy environment becuase it drives him nuts. I am even tired of the mess, I know how much better I feel in the morning when I get up and my house looks nice. Currently I don’t want to invite people over without advance notice, so I can hide my mess. Recently I heard on the radio that when you ask God for something you should be taking care of what you already have, the example given was if you ask God for a new car becuase your old one is wearing out then your old car better have been well maintained and cleaned up. Because if you can’t show God you appriciate what you have by taking care of it, why should he grant you something else for you to not take care of or appriciate. Well this really hit home, how can my husband possible think that I appriciate all that he does if I can’t take care of all he has given us. So last week I cleaned out my mini van, I took 2 grocery bags of garbage out and 1 grocery bag full of toys and whatnots in the house, then I took the van to the car wash vacumed out the entire van and then took it through the car wash. Now I need to get the house in order by cleaning everything up, simplifiing what we have, and eliminating clutter and other usless things. My goal is to make my husband happy and making him proud enough of our home to want to have people over and be able to relax after work.

Anyone who wants to share idea’s as per anything they think will help me (no fly lady just doesn’t do it for me) please do share.

My Confession, the pictures

Starting with the top picture we have my DS’s room he sleeps in a crib and there is my DD’s old toddler bed for him when he is older or if a cousin sleeps over. What you don’t see is all the clothing stacked on top of his dresser, the toddler bed is loaded with more of his laundry and a few of my old dress’s. Second picture down is my DD’s room this is “clean” she is terrible at cleaning but considering her role modle I can’t be upset with her, she has clothin all over her floor/closet/dresser and toys are all over the floor/bed/closet. Third there is the kitchin which has things stacked all over the counters from dish’s to breakfast items that were left out. My smiling DD is actually sick today but I bet you couldn’t tell. As for the fourth picture this is the terrible laundry pile that I avoid daily, but that end’s today. Last but not least is my side of the closet I have clothing all over the place some of it doesn’t even fit me anymore but I just leave it in there also I have items stacked up on the floor as you can see these items are flowing out of the closet.