It’s been a busy last few weeks. Sometimes I think I am living a much much too busy of a life. Cooking, cleaning, driving around kids to their 4 different sports, blogging, church service, kids homework, then more cleaning house and cooking. Then repeat every day. I think this upcoming week I am going to try really hard to slow down a bit and just enjoy life. And by enjoy life I mean going to a spa. Just kidding’… I ain’t got money for that! And even if I did I’m much too much of a cheapskate.
So what else is happening in my life? Well, I have some news. We are starting to slowly get my house ready to sell so that we can officially start looking for our mini-farm land. I am hoping for somewhere between 2-5 acres of land. I am not sure right now if we will find land and build our own or find a perfect piece of property with a house already on it. Either way it’s super exciting and scary all at once. I hate the rush rush of if you find that perfect house to get the bid before others do. But if any of you in the Tri-Cities, WA area hear of the perfect property opening up please let me know!
Here are the best deals for the past few weeks.
Top Amazon Deals this week
Winter weather got you down? Make it a “spa day” and add some bling to your fingers (and toes!). Right now, Amazon has the SODIAL 3000 Mixed Nail Art Gems with Carrying Case for just $1.46 with FREE shipping! Great for sleepovers, too.
Snag your very own Anchor Hocking 1-Gallon Heritage Hill Jar with Glass Lid for just $7.44 (was $19.99). These are perfect for storing candy, flour, sugar or cereal. You can also use them to create a cute centerpiece. Just fill with dried flowers, marbles, fruit and more.
Great for cooking, making body butter and more, this Organic Cocoa Butter – Unrefined – 16 Oz. is available for just $17.47 (was $33.99).
Feeling a little tense? Try Yogi Honey Lavender Stress Relief Tea, 16 Tea Bags. It’s just $3.32 shipped with Subscribe & Save or $3.49 for a one-time purchase.
Here’s a sweet gift idea that’s perfect for your little princess! Get the Vintage Pearl Crystal Crown Pendant for just $2.78 with FREE shipping.
Give yourself a sleek new ‘do with the hugely popular HSI PROFESSIONAL CERAMIC TOURMALINE IONIC FLAT IRON. It’s on sale now for just $38.99 shipped (was $199.99). This baby’s received over 1600 positive reviews!
Whip up fresh, healthy smoothies, dips, salads and more with the popular Ninja Master Prep. You can snag yours for only $39.99 shipped. This item has received over 680 positive reviews, too!
Check out the cute Vintage Silver Infinity Nautical Anchor Skyblue Bracelet. You can snag yours for only $2.85 with FREE shipping! Great gift idea too. (Think: Easter Baskets! Yep, I went there…)
Recipes I am Cooking
I went looking for “treasure” once again inside my Great Grandmother’s Old Recipe Box and – wouldn’t you know it? – I found the most amazingly simple yet totally delicious Vintage Buttermilk Biscuit recipe EVER! They were cripsy on the outside and soft and flaky on the inside. Mmmmm! (Even more amazing is the fact that this was my first time ever making homemade biscuits, and I’ve gotta say…I even impressed myself!)
My sister went to Ireland recently and brought back this incredibly awesome recipe for Irish Brown Bread. It’s so incredible (and yes, it does contain beer…my apologies), and my entire family loves it! You’ve got to try it.
New in Homemade
Funky, foul smells BE GONE – thanks to my incredible DIY Poo Pourri! Seriously folks. This stuff is so effective, your hubby could have a major chili dog blowout, and you and your guests would be none the wiser! (No foolin’.) Even better is the fact that it costs 96% LESS than the original Poo Pourri sold online. See there? It’s a total win-win!
Looking for a safe, natural and cost-effective alternative to name-brand natural toothpastes? Then you’ve got to check out my recipe for Homemade Kids Toothpaste. It’s taste and texture approved!
Wow! Thanks for Liking Me – 50,000 Times Over!
wow… 50,000 fans on Facebook?! Someone pinch me!! I am seriously in awe over the fact that my little ol’ blog has achieved such a HUGE milestone like this. Who would’ve thought…? (Certainly not me! I mean..I always hoped you’d like me a lot, but well…you know how it is!) Thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart!
New Thrifty Tip
Clean your wooden cutting boards safely and effectively with Kosher Coarse Salt and Lemon. Yep, this natural concoction is way safer than chemicals any day! Try it and let me know what you think.
Make a tour of your local firehouse even more exciting with my FREE Say Thank You to a Fireman printable! It’s perfect for jazzing up a plate of cookies, a jar of candy and more.
February Giveaway – $1000 Amazon.com Gift Card
If you haven’t already done so, be sure to enter my HOT February Giveaway for your chance to win a whopping $1,000 Amazon.com gift card! (Pretty sweet, right?) I’ve paired up with some outstanding bloggers to make your online shopping dream a reality, so hurry over now to secure your entry. This is one of the biggest giveaways I’ve done to date and I’m SO excited! Good luck!
Have a happy, lovely weekend!