Posts Tagged ‘saving money’


Friday, July 22nd, 2011

It might seem as though I’ve taken to advertising. My last two posts have been about stuff I love; good razors and an awesome magazine. Don’t worry, this isn’t one of those fancy blogs that gets contacted (darn it) by big companies to do rockin giveways (bummer)! It’s just little ole opinionated me. Sharing the love.

I’m a cheapskate kind of girl and love a good deal, on EVERYTHING! Just this morning, I spent 20 minutes bartering back and forth with a representative from my cable (highway flippin robbery) company! Don’t even tell me what you’re paying. I know without a shadow of a doubt–I’M PAYING MORE!!! It’s ridiculous!

I was on a mission to shave my rather large bill down to something I could say outloud and not hear gasps from listening ears (including my own). I also wanted to rid my home of some of the filth offered nightly on my family’s available channels. [Lyn] my representative was very understanding and began removing the fluff, all the while counting outloud each items price. I added them up to be around $47 dollars. When she finished and gave me my new bill it went down a whopping $20! Gasp! Really?

I laughed and mentioned that I’d be doing some cable shopping. Much to her shock, she offered to GIVE me a deal on my HD service for 3 months! Woohoo, right? That’s $7 dollars by the way. So, now my new savings is $27 dollars. How can you beat that, huh? Absurd! Did I mention that I was clear with Lyn that I needed to TRIM MY BILL down to something affordable? She felt I was getting a great deal. Seriously!

I’m still laughing. Another funny thing about this is when I told her I would be shopping (hello, I get better offers all the time in the mail from competitors) around for a bigger savings….she had the gall to tell me that THE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES WOULD BE FOR A LIMITED TIME!!! Haha! To which I mentioned to her that this was the exact same tactic her company had done to win our business in the first place! “Oh!” she exclaimed! 😉

Everbody wants a deal, eh?

Aside from my cable woes, I’m on a book mission. I’m searching far and wide for the best deal (or a GIVEAWAY) on a new book I’m wishing for! Laura Ingraham is an amazing lady and I love her smart savvy sense of humor. Her newest book Of Thee I Zing is hot off the presses and I’m loving all the hoopla of it’s content. This lady and I think so much alike. I haven’t bought any books for my nook lately (saving money, remember) but I’m so close to just pushing BUY on my Barnes & Noble page. It’s not at my local library either in book form or ebook. They don’t rush to shelve the conservative stuff. Boo! So, I’ll wait…..patiently to read it.

In the meantime, I’d like to leave you with a few of my own zingers. Stuff that just bugs me about our society.

PAJAMAS–people wearing pj’s as clothes! Why do you wear your pj’s to the grocery store, shopping, around town and to school? They aren’t clothes! It’s TACKY, people!

TATTOOS–on TEENAGERS!! Seriously? How exactly does this idea come into play? Allowing (isn’t there a legal age?) a kid to permanently alter their body forever begs to question parental intelligence. Geez!

Let me know, if you get your hands on Laura’s book and read it. Also stay cool this weekend friends! It’s H O T out there!

Food Hoarder, That’s Me

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

I’ve heard it from more than one person…..I have a lot of food! I don’t know why I do…I just do! I can think of a gazillion things I need from the store at any given minute. Yet, as I look into the pantry….I get this overwhelmed feeling of gaaaaahhh, look at all that stuff! Somebody needs to cook it! Ewww!

Sounds ridiculous, I know!

Since my teenagers were still in bed at lunchtime (again), I decided to get busy with making a meal list from the food I have on hand. Yea, I’m living la vida loco! It only took me a flat 10 minutes or so to realize I have enough to cook for two weeks! {Shh, don’t tell my husband….he bugs me about a menu all the time!} It’s amazing what you find when you do a little organizing. I even had to throw out a few things.

Want to know what’s on the menu? I thought you would.

1–Chicken and yellow rice
3–Salmon patties (yes, we live high on the hog! Don’t hate!)
4–Turkey & veggie soup
6–Cod fish & fries
7–Chicken & dressing
9–Beef tips & rice
11–Whole chicken to bake & make magic
13–Shrimp & penne pasta
14–Potato bar

I have more meals I can create with other extra items on hand but my brain is on overload right now. I’m going to pin myself down to using up what I have before I go “big shopping” again. I mean it! {Honey, I know you’re spying on me!} I’ll need the help of my family. They like to complain about what I cook (here & there). Using up the groceries you have is old school, I know. That’s what most of the world is doing and I do use mine too. It’s just that we’ve gotten extra fluffy in terms of full pantry/freezer. Then, we end up going….”What are we going to eeeeeeeat?”!

So, time to get down to business! I’ll have to let you know….how rich I am in 2 weeks! haha

Oh geez, and I didn’t even mention all the dessert stuff I could make. I’ll be whipping up some treats too! Last night, I went bonkers and made this delicious goodness!  What is it, you ask?  Cookies & Cream Peanut Butter Spread!  Yea, some mean lady over at Picky Palate is spreading this fattening scrumptious recipe around.  I think I might love her!  😉