Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Learn Couponing Lingo

Are you confused by the abbreviations that money-saving experts use on the Web?  Here's a cheat sheet for you!

Sunday inserts:
  • P&G:     Proctor and Gamble
  • RP:        RedPlum
  • SS:        Smart Source
  • WYB:     When you buy
  • IPQ:       Internet printable coupon
  • $1/1, $1/2: $1 off one item, $1 off two items, etc...
  • 2/$1, 3/$2, etc.: Two items for $1, three items for $2, etc...
  • BOGO:  Buy one item, get one free
  • B2GO:   Buy two items, get one free
  • Blinkies: In-store coupon dispensers with blinking lights
  • Cat:        Catalina
  • FAR:      Free after rebate
  • MFR:     Manufacturer
  • MIR:       Mail- in rebate
  • OYNO:  On your next order
  • OOP:     Out of pocket
  • PSA:     Prices starting at
  • UPC:     Universal product code (bar code)
  • YMMV:  Your mileage (or manager) may vary--meaning some stores might give you a deal but others may not.
Source:  dealseekingmom.com; for more lingo, visit the site

Mar. 31-An apple a day

Fear God and all other fears will disappear....

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Beauty Tip: How to get rid of yellowed nails

Soak yellow or stained nails in lemon juice, or rub nails with a cotton ball dipped in hydrogen peroxide!

Mar. 30-An apple a day

Who worships Christ in bread and wine,
And kneels before the High and Pure,
Meets Him again in street and mine
And in the faces of the poor.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
by Joseph Wood Krutch

Maybe humans should operate on this principle too...................

Mar. 28-An apple a day

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the Light.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Feng Shui for Cats: For Cats only

When peace and tranquility are achieved...purring may commence.

Recipe: Chocolate Cobbler

What woman doesn't love chocolate?  Here is a yummy recipe for the chocolate lover!  So easy to make and only minimal indredients needed.

Chocolate Cobbler

Ingredients needed:
1 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp + 1/4 cup cocoa, divided
1/2 cup milk
3 tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cup hot water
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring

In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, and 2 tbsp. cocoa.  Stir in milk, vanilla, and applesauce until smooth.  Pour into an 8 inch pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. 

Combine the brown sugar and remaining cocoa; sprinkle over batter.  Pour hot water over the top.
DO NOT STIR. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until the top of the cake springs back when lightly touched.  The cobbler will have a liquid chocolate layer under the cake.  Top with fat free whipped topping or ice cream if desired.  Yields: 8 servings

Enjoy.....

Mar. 25-An apple a day

We cannot do everything at once; but we can do something at once.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mar. 23-An apple a day

No man ever injured his eyesight by looking on the bright side of things...think about it.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Heart healthy Recipe: Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey Meatloaf  (serves 5)

Ingredients:

1lb lean turkey, ground
1/2 cup regular oats, dry
1 large egg
1 Tbsp onion, dehydrated
1/4 cup catsup

To prepare:
1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
2. Bake in a  loaf pan at 350F for 25 minutes or to an internal temp. of 165F.
3. Cut into 5 slices and serve.

Few ingredients, easy and quick, this recipe is great if you're in a hurry. 

Nutritional info: 192 calories per slice, 7g fat, 2g saturated fat, 23g carbs, 214 mg sodium, 21g protein, 1g fiber

I like to make meatloaf sandwiches!  Have you tried this?

Mar. 22-An apple a day

A candle-glow can pierce the darkest night.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

For Cats Only

Feng Shui for Felines:

Napping in the correct place is important for tranquility. 

       Always choose freshly washed, neatly folded
                      laundrey to nap on.
I visited Biltmore House on Saturday, the first day of Spring!  It was a beautiful sunny and warm day, (although somewhat windy). That's pretty normal for the mountains though.  I went with friends, Karen, Chimey, Carolyn, Monique and Matt.  We did the audio tour of the Biltmore House.  It took about 2 hours.  The house has a total of 250 rooms and 43 bathrooms (none of which are for visitors, by the way).  During the tour visitors get to see 55 rooms and they are magnificent.  We were a little early for the gardens, they were not in bloom yet. There is a total of 8000 acres on the estate.  Biltmore estate was first opened to the public to visit in 1930.  The French chateau was built in 1895 by George Vanderbilt who died at the young age of 51 from complications from an appendectemy.  Only married for 14 years at the time of his death, his wife Edith was left with an 11 year old daughter Cornelia.  It was up to Edith to keep the huge estate running.  After the crash of the stock market in 1929, Edith made the decision to open the house and  grounds to visitors which would bring in needed revenue to maintain it.  Today, admission to the estate still contributes to the preservation of the property, as it is not privately funded nor is it funded by grants.  It is 100% self supporting from revenue produced from it's many lines of items for purchase and the hundred of thousands of visitors each year.  I think we are really fortunate to have this legacy so close to us in SC.  If possible, visit the Biltmore Estate. It is a magnificent place and you come away learning a great deal. 

We ate lunch at the Stable Cafe and it was very good.  I plan to post a slideshow of pictures on this blog as soon as I get them developed later this next week.  Be sure to look for it!

Until next time have a great day............!

Mar. 21-An apple a day

  Better to light one candle than to curse the darknesss.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mar. 18-An apple a day

        Cold and reserved natures should remember that, though not infrequently flowers may be found beneath the snow, it is chilly work to dig for them and few care to take the trouble.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mar. 15-An apple a day

Do the very best you can ... and leave the outcome to God.

very sound advice....

Recipe: Lime-Scented Mango Strawberry Salad

This would be a delish low calorie dessert to have with your Easter brunch. 

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 min
Chill: 30 min.  Serves 8
cost per serving: $1.61

Ingredients:
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. grated lime zest
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 cups trimmed, sliced strawberries (about 2lb)
3 cups peeled, diced mangoes (2 to 3 large mangoes)

1.) Combine sugar and 1/3 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally.  Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool. Stir in lime zest and juice; let cool to room temperature.
     Note: You can make the lime syrup up to a week ahead. Keep it tightly covered in the fridge.  Double the recipe, if you like, so you can brush the extra syrup on pound cake.

2.) Mix strawberries with mangoes in a large bowl.  Add syrup and gently stir until well mixed.  Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.


Tips:  This salad is best served well chilled.
          If mangoes aren't available or you don't care for them, use pineapple or bananas.  Or, for a more
          exotic flare, use kiwi or papaya.  For a different flavor, try a mixture of half lime zest and juice and
          half orange zest and juice.

from: March issue of All You Magazine

Easter Poem: Our Risen Savior!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Trust in the Lord

                                                             The way
                                                         each tiny flower
                                                     reaches up to heaven
                                                             with trust,
                                                      we, too, should lift
                                                       our hearts to God
                                                      and know HE cares
                                                                for us.

Mar. 14-An apple a day

So many Gods, so many creeds,
So many paths that wind and wind;
When just the art of being kind
Is all the sad world needs.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

15 minute Speed Cleaning Tips for Your Home

Spending just 15 minutes a day cleaning up a room will help keep your home clean enough until you have more time on another day.

Mar. 12-An apple a day

...When the archer misses the center of the target he seeks for the cause within himself.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thoughts of Spring to Share with YOU!!

From: Mar 2010 issue -Mature Living Magazine

In calendar springtime
I long to breathe deeply
Of air warmed by sunshine,
Free of frost and fog and salt.


I search among the fallen leaves,
Not yet removed by winter squalls,
For emerald shoots---a pledge
Of pleasure yet to come.


I spirit myself to other lands,
Dreaming of what will soon be,
Basking on beaches, walking the shores,
Hiking through verdant woods.


Thank you, Lord, for what we know
Will surely dawn upon us as before,
The long-awaited, longed for day---
The inevitability of spring.


by Betty Rosian 

Mar. 11-An apple a day

...Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of your mind.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mar. 9-An apple a day

***The only conquests which are permanent, and leave no regrets, are conquests over ourselves.......

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mar. 8-An apple a day

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on...

Pay attention to this Freida!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Reputable Wedding Caters in Sptbg/Greenville, SC

Avatar or Hurt Locker? Which will win for Best Picture?

Free event Wed. Mar. 10 @ Sptbg. Co. Library

Wed. Mar. 10 @ 6-8pm at the Sptbg. Headquarters Library plan to attend - EMBRACING LIFE WITH BRAVADO!

Learn how to deal with stress and take charge of your health with Hunter Mahon, the director of the Spartanburg Regional Center for Health and Healing. Later Jim Rogers, a SRMC security officer, will demonstrate self defense techniques and safety tips..

Monday- March 8 @ 12pm noon- Look Good...Feel Better

Today, Monday, Mar. 8th @ 12 noon, attend this free class for Cancer patients at the Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium..

Cosmetology professionals help women during cancer treatment with make-up, turbans, skin/nail care, scarves, wigs and hats. All women attending this group session will receive complimentary make-up kits. To Register for this free event cal 864-560-6747

Mar. 7-An apple a day

..Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

March 6-An apple a day

He who loses money loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he who loses faith loses all.

Friday, March 5, 2010

March 5-An apple a day

**First, do more than you are paid for before expecting to be paid for more you do.............

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March 3-An apple a day

***Do you see difficulties in every opportunity or opportunities in every difficulty?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010