Friday, March 4, 2011


Uh!!! So sorry for lack of posts today and yesterday. My computer has contracted a virus! So I can't use it. I am taking it somewhere soon to get it fixed, and I will try to post when ever I make it to my parent's house, but unfortunately deals will be paused again. I am SO frustrated. I was just trying to get things up and running on here again and here we have another setback. I am so sorry!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Adventures of Cake Pops...

For my daughter's first birthday, I was determined to make her first cake. It was nothing special, but making that cake created a passion in me that I have not been able to shake. Two kids later, and now 7 birthday cakes later, I have evolved and learned a lot about cake making. I am definitely no professional. I haven't even had a class. But I do love to make birthday cakes and watch my kid's faces light up when they see their idea come to life.

I am always looking at ideas and trying to figure out new ways to make cakes. I may be totally behind the times, but I have just recently discovered cake pops. You may be like me and are wondering, "What in the world are cake pops?" Cake pops are like mini candy coated cakes on sticks. They are big enough to decorate with only your imagination as the limit but small enough to fit on a lollipop stick! I am in awe of these tiny pieces of art.

Basically, you bake then crumble a cake, put it in a food processor with icing and then roll this concoction into little balls. Chill them for a few hours and then shape them into whatever you are creating. Then you use chocolate or candy melts to coat the cake. After that any kind of candies will do to create your cake pop.

Sound simple? Well, I have no idea whether it is or not, but I am now determined to try this out! I will be making these tiny things soon and I am going to post about it here. This could become something that I absolutely love or it could be a crash and burn trial. We will have to see. And if you know anything about cake pops, I am all ears! I welcome any tips or ideas.

*All cake pop pictures came from Bakerella,com.

$50 Savings at Publix!

Woohoo!! I love shopping at Publix, where shopping really is a pleasure! Although a lot of their groceries are more expensive, I always save more money there. A lot of people don't realize that you can use Publix store coupons, manufacturer's coupons, AND competitors coupons all on one item! Plus you can combine all of those with their B1G1 Free deals! So when Publix has store coupons, I always do my best to combine them when I'm shopping.

All of this is to say that Publix has a savings booklet that will be valid beginning on 4/1 and you can request to receive yours and begin saving! I'm so excited!

Sample of MuscleGel

Go here to get a FREE sample of MuscleGel Protein on the Go Supplement! My hubby will be happy to get this is the mail!

Free Pizza at Stevi B's!

Head over to Stevi B's Facebook page and "like" them. Then you will be able to vote for your favorite pizza: loaded baked potato, mac & cheese, cheeseburger, or barbeque beef. You will have to give your email address and pick the city where you normally eat at Stevi B's. You will then be able to print a coupon good for one free to go pizza of the winning specialty pizza on April 17th! I am excited about this one! I LOVE their loaded baked potato pizza! So far it's winning!

1 Year of Redbook for $3!

Amazon has a 1 year subscription to Redbook magazine for only $3! This probably won't last long. To get this price, you have to use auto-renewal. Here are the terms:

  • We’ll renew on your behalf, so you never miss an issue.

  • The publisher won’t send you renewal notices.

  • You’ll always receive the lowest price available at for your subscription term.

  • Cancel anytime using Amazon’s Magazine Subscription Manager and receive a refund for any unshipped issues.

  • (Thanks, Mommy Octopus!)

    2 Fandango Movie Tickets for $9!

    Living Social Columbus has an awesome deal for 2 Fandango movie tickets for just $9! This will be nice for the upcoming weekend and save up to 70%!! To get this deal, sign up or log in to Living Social then scroll to the bottom to find the deal for Columbus if you are not already redirected to there. It will ask you when you sign up which city you want to sign up for deals. I would suggest going ahead and picking the city that you live in, then you can find the deal for Columbus. Then buy your tickets!

    Tuesday, March 1, 2011

    Deep South Sweets

    My friend Rachel has a fabulous blog that I would love to introduce you to: Deep South Sweets. This blog is for all of you true Southern ladies. She posts some very yummy recipes, of which I have tried several and my whole family loved! Rachel is also, to my jealousy, extremely crafty and finds the time between work and a 3 year old to make some of the cutest things! If you are in need of craft ideas or home redecorating tips, then Deep South Sweets would be a great tool to use.

    While you are there, check out her discussions on "One Thousand Gifts" and "Southern Living". On her current discussion of Southern Living, she is having a giveaway for a 12 month subscription to the magazine. Then you can follow along with her!

    Avon Anew Skin Care Regimen 2-week Skin Care Kit

    Head on over here to sign to be one of the first 15,000 to receive a FREE 2- week  skin care kit from Avon! The sweepstakes ends at 11:59 pm tonight. Winners will be notified by March 9, 2011.Good luck!!!

    Walgreens: Almost free Pedia Care

    Next week, Walgreens will be running a special on their Pedia Care 4 oz. for 6.99. Follow these steps to get the deal:
    • Buy 2 Pedia Care 4 oz.
    • Use 2 Walgreens in ad coupons for $5/1(A Thrifty Mom says that with 1 coupon they will deduct $10, but I am not sure about that)
    • Use this $3/2 coupon
    • Final price= $0.49 each after coupons! 
    This deal will begin on 3/6, so print your coupon now and be ready for cheap Pedia Care!