Friday, April 29, 2011

Beginners Guide to Couponing

Jolly Mom has a great summary to help you get started with couponing.

You can also check out my posts below for more info.
How To Build Your Coupon Stash
How I Organize My Coupon Stash
Where to Find Coupon Match-Ups
Walgreens 101


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Freschetta Winner!

Congrats to Emillie Rose!

You won a Freschetta prize pack.

I’m sending you an e-mail.  Winner has 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Thanks to everyone who entered!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Men & Couponing

Check out this post from Ebates and Coupon Dad about Men & Couponing.

I’ve sent my husband to the grocery store a few times with a list and coupons, and he did a great job!  As long as he stuck to the list and didn’t wander down the beer aisle…..


Tuesday, April 26, 2011



Fabulous Won has some tips for choosing the perfect sunglasses for your face shape.

I hope it’s sunny where you live!  I’m getting really tired of all of this rain.


Monday, April 25, 2011

Old Magazine Magnets


How About Orange shares another great idea – turning old magazines into magnets.  Check it out here!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Freschetta 3-piece Storage Set and Pizza By The Slice Coupon

FRESCHETTA® By The Slice BBQ Recipe Chicken

I love convenience products that allow me to eat quickly during the week.  My mornings are usually so rushed that I only have enough time to grab something from the freezer and go. 

Freschetta sent me a coupon to try their new product, Pizza By The Slice, as well as a handy dandy set of storage containers.  I tried the BBQ Recipe Chicken Pizza, and it was really yummy.  The ingredients were high quality, and it tasted fresh.  The crust was just right – not too thin and not too thick.  It was filling, too.  This is a great product for people like me who need something quick and yummy!  It comes in 4 varieties, so I’m sure you will find one you like.

Freschetta has offered one of my lucky readers a coupon for a FREE Pizza By The Slice product and a 3-piece storage container set!

Mandatory Entry:  (If you don’t complete this entry first, all other entries will be deleted!)
Go HERE and tell me which variety you would like to try.  Be sure to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win!

Bonus entries:
Like Freschetta on Facebook
Follow Freschetta on Twitter
Follow The Happy Clipper via google friend connect
Follow The Happy Clipper on Twitter
Like The Happy Clipper on Facebook

Giveaway ends at 9pm CST on April 27, 2011.  Good luck!

Freschetta Pizza contacted me and provided products for my review.  All opinions provided above are strictly my own.



Centsational Girl has some great tips for putting some color in your home.  I’m really loving the yellow accents in this room!

I’m typically not afraid of using color.  Our living room has all kinds of colors going on – red, yellow, green, orange.  On the other hand, our dining room is a sea of brown, and I can’t seem to figure out what I want to do with it.  I’m hoping these tips will help!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Best Sandwich I’ve Ever Made


Grilled Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper Panini from The Pioneer Woman.

Delicious.  Insanely delicious.

I’m the girl who always orders a sandwich in a restaurant, and I must say this homemade recipe was up there with the best restaurant sandwiches I’ve ever had!  Roasted red peppers, sundried tomatoes, pesto, chicken, cheese.  You have to try it for yourself.

I’ll admit I didn’t exactly make a panini – just put all of the ingredients on a ciabatta roll.  I can only imagine how yummy this is when the cheese is melted.  Yum.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Few RueLaLa Deals

Here are a few deals from RueLaLa to use your $20 credit on.  Haven’t signed up yet?  Sign up HERE by 4/25 and get a $20 credit to spend before 5/25.  Note that shipping is $9.95.  These boutiques close tomorrow, so buy now if you’re interested!

Kalorik 2-slice Toaster:  Orig. $59.99.  On Sale for $29.90.  Only $9.90 after credit!

cino White Lace Pleated Skirt:  Orig. $98.  On Sale for $29.90.  Only $9.90 after credit!

Tomorrow at 11am EST boutiques from Puma, Candice Olson-Rugs, Silverado Vineyards, and more will open!


Maternity Clothes


has some tips for saving money on maternity clothes.

Target has been my favorite place to buy maternity clothes.  I’ve found some great pieces on the clearance racks lately.  I’ve also been able to wear quite a few of my normal tops that are longer, higher waisted, or tunic styles. 


Monday, April 18, 2011

$20 Credit for New RueLaLa Members!

Sign up at RueLaLa and get a $20 credit in your account!  This means you could possibly get something for FREE.  You must sign up by 4/25/11 and the credit expires on 5/25/11.

RueLaLa is a sale website that sells designer items at amazing prices!  The boutiques change daily, so be sure to check back tomorrow for a new selection of items.


Easter Egg Crayon Project


Check out this great Easter egg crayon DIY project from henry happened.  It’s a great project for all of those broken crayons you might have.


Friday, April 15, 2011

Garage Sale Tips

Penny Pinchin’ Mom has some great tips for hosting your next garage sale.

Are you having a garage sale this spring? 


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pinterest. I’m addicted.

Have you checked out Pinterest yet?  You have to request an invitation, but it’s so worth the wait.

I’m constantly saving pictures from blogs in my google reader, but I end up forgetting about them.  Not any more.  Pinterest allows me to “pin” my favorite photos to inspiration boards so I never forget about anything.  That could be dangerous for my wallet.  Oh well.  So far I have boards for decorating ideas, outfits I like, things I want, crafts I want to try, etc, etc, etc.  The possibilities are really endless.

You can follow others and get inspiration from their inspiration.  It’s really all quite inspiring 🙂

(By the way, husband, if you ever need gift ideas, I can share my “Things I Want” board with you!)


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hard Boiled Eggs

I have to admit that I always have to Google how to hard-boil an egg. I don’t do it enough to remember.

Here is a post from Jolly Mom for those of you with a memory as bad as mine 🙂


Monday, April 11, 2011

Taking Photos at Home

Blissfully Domestic shares some secrets for taking great photos of your kids at home.  I love her backdrop ideas!  Getting my 2 1/2 year old to sit still would be my biggest challenge…


Thursday, April 7, 2011

$2.99 small sub and FREE cookie at Quiznos!

Get a small sub at Quiznos for $2.99 and a FREE cookie! 

This deal goes fast, so print now!


Restaurants and Kids

Stephanie from the blog henry happened shares her survival guide for dining out with kids.

My 2 1/2 year old is happy as long as he gets chicken strips.  I try to find restaurants where kids eat free.  I hate paying $5 for a meal that he might or might not eat.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Meat Prices


Check out $5 Dinners for a list of great meat prices.  These will vary by region, but are a great place to start if you have no idea what you should be paying for your meat.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Making Better Lists

Check out this post at Blissfully Domestic about making to-do lists that don’t involve chores.  I love this idea!

One thing on my list is to cook a chicken…by myself.  I love cooked chicken, but touching raw chicken really freaks me out.  I need to conquer that fear!  Also, I’ve always wanted to take a photography class, and I just completed that goal.

It could be something as simple as trying a new recipe or reading a particular book.  What is on your list?


Friday, April 1, 2011

Neutral Mixing


Yet another great post from Sal at Already Pretty – How to Mix Neutrals.

I never realized that black and brown could actually work together until I started reading fashion blogs.  I also love gray and brown together, as well as olive green with just about anything!

One combo I’m still having a very difficult time with is black and navy blue.  I’ll probably never get over that pairing.

Happy Friday!

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