Friday, April 30, 2010

TheGrabBag2 Giveaway Fridays Link Up! #2


It's that's time again everyone!


TheGrabBag2 Giveaway Fridays!
Link Up #2

So if you would like 2 link up
your Giveaways feel free to do
it here! Have fun and link up
and enter some too if you'd like!




Upcoming Giveaways!


2 Light Up Scissors Sets!

Gifts in a Jar Cook Book For Kids!

A GrabBag of Goodies Makeup Bag!


Leave a comment after linking Please!












Friday Follow !!! Volume #2!


Friday Follow




It's Friday Follow time again!!! Come on everybody

let's link up and make new friends!!!!:0)





Welcome to the April 30 Friday Follow celebration hosted by One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades! We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting blogs. It is all about sharing and having fun.

Here's how YOU can join the Friday Follow celebration:

--Link up your blog name and URL using the MckLinky below. Only need to add on one blog to be seen on all the blog hops.

--Grab the Friday Follow button and include on your Friday Follow blog post.

--Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 3 slots.

--Follow as many other blogs on the linky as you'd like.

--Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you're from Friday Follow.

--Follow back when you get a new follower through Friday Follow.

This list is new each week. The links do not carry over. Please link up each week for new participants to find your blogs. The list is only open to add your blog links on Fridays. It will be visible all week to visit the blogs listed.

As hostesses, we realize the time required to participate in Friday Follow. Due to the overwhelming number of entries each week, we understand everyone, including ourselves, may not be able to follow every blog. To keep it fun, follow what you can at your own pace. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your continued participation!

Friday Follower of the Week!

Congratulations to The Mom Road Friday Follower of the Week! Each week we will randomly draw from all the links, one Friday Follower for the next week's Friday Follow, and the chosen blog will be placed in the highly coveted number 4 position on the blog hop. We love your participation and want to give back to you! You could be next!













Sunday, April 25, 2010

Target and Dollar General Haul!

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Hi, Guys here are the pics of the
Haul I promised you! They were
cut off so I had to post two pics.
The products at the top are from
Target. They were between $3
and $4. The ones on the bottom
are from Dollar General. They
were $1. I got these items back
in July I have used since and given
away. I hope you guys like my Haul!
!!:0)* Toodles*


Friday, April 23, 2010

Cheesy Onion Roll Ups!


















Don't these look devine?
I don't normally care for
foods with onions in them
but these I would make an
exception for!:0)



Cheesy Onion Roll Ups!


1cup 8 (oz) sour cream
8 ounces pkg. cream cheese-softened
1/2 cup of finey shredded cheddar-cheese
3/4 sliced green onions
1 tablespoon Lime juice
1 tablespoon Minced jalapeno-peppers
10 oz. pkg. flour tortillas (6"-size)
"These roll-ups are very fast to fix and you can make them ahead and keep
them wrapped in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve"

Picante Sauce
Combine the first six ingredients in a bowl,mix well.
Spread on one side of tortillas and roll up tightly.
Wrap and refrigerate for at lest 1 hour. Slice into 1" pieces.
Serve with picante sauce.







Stars and Stripes Dessert!




















Anyone every tried

Stars and Stripes Desserts?
Looks delish!!! Maybe I'll
give this a try around the
4th of July! Like to try it?
Here is the recipe! Enjoy:0)



Stars and Stripes Desserts!




Pound Cake(8slices)
4c. strawberry halves
1 1/3 c. blueberries
8 oz. Cool Whip
Line bottom of 12x8-inch baking pan with 8 slices of pound cake. Top with 1 cup strawberry halves and blueberries, then 8 ounces of Cool Whip. Then top with 3 cups
strawberries halves and 1/3 blueberries, making it look like a flag.







Trail Mix!!!!
















Do you like Trail Mix?

I love it!!!! You can add
so many different things
to it! If you love it as I do
here is a recipe for it! Enjoy!!




Trail Mix!!!!!


1 c. granola cereal

1/2 c. salted sunflower kernels
1/2 c. roasted soy beans
1/2 c. chopped dates
1/2 c. raisins
You'll need: Medium bowl, wooden spoon, dry measuring cups,jar. In a medium bowl, mix cereal, sunflower kernels, soy beans, dates and raisins with a wooden spoon. Store in a jar or a plastic container with a tight lid. Makes 2 1/2 cups.













TheGrabBag2 Giveaway Fridays!

Hello Everyone and Welcome To:


TheGrabBag2 Giveaway Fridays!
Link up here to post your giveaways!
While you are at it, check out some
of the other blogs and enter their
giveaways if you like! Let the
link ups begin!:) Also Pay it
Forward and return the Follow
if someone follows You!

My Current Giveaway!!



Top 24 Soul Cd!

Hurry Giveaway ends April 30th!



Upcoming Giveaways!


2 Light Up Scissors Sets!

Gifts in a Jar Cook Book For Kids!

A GrabBag of Goodies Makeup Bag!

Leave a comment after linking Please!







It's Friday Follow!!!! Vol. #1

Friday Follow


Hello! It's Friday! And this is my
first Friday Follow!!! It seems so
cool!!! So if anyone would like to
link up with us on Fridays and gain
more followers and read cool new
blogs, this the place too do it.
So have fun and link up! Looks
like fun! Here's how to get
started! Good Luck!:0)



Friday Follow!

Welcome to the April 23 Friday Follow celebration hosted by One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades! We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting blogs. It is all about sharing and having fun.

Here's how YOU can join the Friday Follow celebration:

--Link up your blog name and URL using the MckLinky below. Only need to add on one blog to be seen on all the blog hops.

--Grab the Friday Follow button and include on your Friday Follow blog post.

--Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 3 slots.

--Follow as many other blogs on the linky as you'd like.

--Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you're from Friday Follow.

--Follow back when you get a new follower through Friday Follow.

This list is new each week. The links do not carry over. Please link up each week for new participants to find your blogs. The list is only open to add your blog links on Fridays. It will be visible all week to visit the blogs listed.

As hostesses, we realize the time required to participate in Friday Follow. Due to the overwhelming number of entries each week, we understand everyone, including ourselves, may not be able to follow every blog. To keep it fun, follow what you can at your own pace. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your continued participation!

Friday Follower of the Week!

Congratulations to Mommy Living the Life of Riley of the Week! Each week we will randomly draw from all the links, one Friday Follower for the next week's Friday Follow, and the chosen blog will be placed in the highly coveted number 4 position on the blog hop. We love your participation and want to give back to you! You could be next!








Thursday, April 22, 2010

My trip to Dollar General!!

This video is old but I wanted to
share it with you guys! In the video
I said my Dollar General sucks! But
when I look back on it my Dollar
General isn't too bad compared to
some. Well guys here is my old
video from My Trip to Dollar
General. I need to pay them a
another visit in the near
future! Also I will be posting
pics of my Haul soon that I have
since used and given some away!
*Toodles* :0)


























































Savings from my local Target!!

I thought you guys might like to see
some of the goodies I found at Target!



I went to Target the same day that I went
to Dollar General! I only found a few deals.
I found most of the goodies at DG. So here
is another shopping vid! I hope you like it.
I will be posting pics of the things I got
from Target as soon as I can! *Toodles*









20% off Makeup!!!

Save 20% on eco
and budget-friendly
makeup at Glamorous
Cosmetics.com with
code WWMAG.

Expires 5/21/10







Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My New Computer.........

It sucks already.....Already
you say? Yes already. I just
purchased that thing back
in February and it has to be
sent in for repairs already.
Arrrgh! I don't know guys
it just seems that blogging
and computers are not for
me:(






Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It's Toots Tuesday!!!!!







I don't normally Toot my own horn,

but this time I think I have something
to Toot about. This weeks toot is about
my lil blog! I would like to say I am
very proud of this blog and the GrabBag
2. I think that we've come along way
since last year September! And hopefully
this blog and the GrabBag2 will continue
to grow and thrive. I hope you guys
will continue to take this journey with
us!:)



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cobbler!!!! Hmmm! Yum!













Cobbler!!!!!


1(18.25 oz.) box yellow cake
2 (21 oz.) cans cherry, peach, blueberry or apple filling
1 stick of margarine
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. ground nutmeg
Line Dutch oven with aluminum foil. Pour pie filling of your choice into Dutch oven.
spread evenly. Pour in yellow cake mix. Spread evenly. Cut 1/4 inch patties of
margarine and place evenly along the top. Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Sprinkle
nutmeg on top. Put about 23 charcoals on top of the Dutch oven and about 7 charcoals on the bottom. Cook 30 to 40 minutes or until cake mix is golden brown.







Tuesday, April 13, 2010

50 Ways To Make Side Money!!!

1. Delivering pizzas (TheHappyRock). If you have a car and a decent driving record, then you qualify for this easy extra-money maker. You're likely to get some free pizzas, too.

2. Waiting tables (Serious Eats). This is the perfect job for nights and weekends. That's when all the big tips are made anyway. Pick the nicest place in town.

3. Bartending (The Beck Office Blog). Even better, I think, than waiting tables is tending bar at nights in a busy bar -- typically at least $1 for every drink you serve.

4. Teaching swimming lessons. If you're a good swimmer, you might be able to pick up a weekend swim-teacher gig at your local recreation center. Keep in mind that some places may require a special certification or that you be a lifeguard.

5. Car valet. If you hook up with a for-hire car-parking service (the type hired out for fancy neighborhood parties) you can make some nice cash tips in just a few hours at night and on the weekend, when parties are held.

6. Create Web sites (glblguy). Businesses will pay you to take them online.

7. Blogging (ProBlogger). This isn't quick money, but you can make decent money with a little luck and a few months of solid, consistent effort. Believe me, it can be tough and a bit time-consuming, but it can be done.

8. Write an ebook (Daily Blog Tips). I hesitate to put this one in here because an ebook by itself usually doesn't make money unless you're an excellent marketer. What a great ebook can do, though, is act as a sales lead to one of your other online businesses.

9. Design Web logos (Logos For Websites). If you're good with Photoshop and can work quickly, you could make some decent cash with this online business.

10. Rewrite poorly written ads. Search the ad listings at eBay and Craigslist for big items like cars. E-mail the seller and offer to rewrite the ad for a 1% commission.

11. Write reviews (Bible Money Matters). Many Web sites will pay you a little cash to write product reviews. If you're knowledgeable and can write fast, this may work for you.

12. CashCrate. There's some money to be made with CashCrate by completing the free offers, but the real cash comes from the referral program.

13. Freebie trading (ChristianPF). Freebie trading is a real moneymaker. But it takes a special person to master the techniques and be consistent with the process.

14. Freelance writer. Right now Elance.com is looking for more writers. Set up an ad and start offering up your fast writing skills.

15. Sell digital photos (Digital Photography School). Take nice pictures. Get them up on the Web at a broker or microstock site. Make some money. It's not as easy as that, but those are the basics.

16. Sell yourself online (I Wear Your Shirt). Get creative and sell you and your time online in a fresh, new way.

17. Sell micro ad space online (The Million Dollar Homepage). Start a Web site and sell tiny ads. Can this be duplicated? Or can you take the concept and make it fresh?

18. Start an online store (Gather Little by Little). Setting up an online store is extremely easy with sites like Amazon, eBay and CafePress. Once you learn how to market that site, you can begin making some cash.

19. Focus group participant (Paying Off My Future and Bargaineering). Researchers need people to help them develop their results. Become a member of a focus group in your area and get your share of their research funding. Call your local university or museum, or look in your local paper for opportunities.

20. Sell bottled water (Neville's Financial Blog and katekashman). Buy bottled water in bulk and sell it for a dollar where there are a ton of people -- parks, festivals, concerts, etc.

21. Sell your body (My Dollar Plan). Not talking about the oldest profession here. I'm talking about your plasma, hair, eggs and sperm.

22. Have a car wash. Find a business that's willing to loan you its parking lot and gather up a few friends to wash some cars. Take donations or ask for very little. People usually do this to raise funds for an organization, but there's no reason you couldn't do it for the You Foundation.

23. Cleaning houses. This is a job with flexible hours, but requires a bit of elbow grease. Some households will provide their own cleaning supplies and tools.

24. Get a 2010 census job (ChristianPF). Work opportunities begin in the spring of 2009.

25. Sell your baked goods. Are you skilled at a few special recipes? Contract your items out for parties, meetings, etc.
26. Rent out your truck or van. If I had a truck and needed extra money, this is one of the ways I would do it. Nothing seems much easier to me.

27. Drive people to the airport. Another good gig for someone with a reliable car and the ability to be on time all the time. Once you have a few happy clients and word gets out, you'll find you have to turn business away.

28. Lawn care. I grew up doing this job on the side and loved it. But it's not just a teenager gig. Obviously better for warmer climates.

29. Be a mystery shopper (Wise Bread). Get paid to shop and share your experience.

30. Become a ticket broker. No special permit required. If you know sports or entertainment enough to pick the right events, and have access to purchase the tickets at face or below, then you can use a service like StubHub or Craigslist to resell the tickets for a profit. I've done this both out of necessity and just to make some extra money.

31. Paper route. This job will likely take up only your early-morning hours. You can also search for a paper that comes out only once a week.

32. Walk dogs. If you love animals and live in an urban area, consider this job.

33. Pet-sitting. Take dog walking a step further and actually be paid to watch someone's pet for a few hours or days. This may just entail checking in on the pet a few times a day.

34. Baby-sitting. If you enjoy kids and are good with them, this can be a fun and easy way to make a little cash.

35. Tutor (Green Panda). Have a knack for a certain subject and live near a college? Consider offering up your brain power and teaching skills for some quick cash. Grade-school kids need help too, and parents pay better than college students.

36. Play music in church or at weddings. Some churches don't have volunteers for their music. A talented pianist can make pretty good money doing this on the weekends.

37. Teach English to adults. Go through your local schools and colleges to find classes where teachers of English are needed.

38. Collect aluminum cans (The Simple Dollar). I collected cans in my teens and made a few extra bills for spending money. One woman saved up $73,000 collecting cans.

39. Sign in the yard. In our neighborhood we've seen this service hired out for announcements or funny pranks. Ha!

40. Stage homes. People are having trouble selling their homes these days and could use a second pair of eyes to stage their home for the quick sale. If you've got the designing skills, offer up your services.

41. Sell stuff on Craigslist. Craigslist is the first place I go to sell something. It's best for items you think will appeal to everyone (therefore justifying the smaller audience) and large items that can't be shipped.

42. Sell your stuff on eBay. EBay should be used for those items that are unique (you need a larger audience) and that are easily shipped.

43. Sign up with Upromise (No Credit Needed). Upromise puts money in your kids' college funds while you do your normal spending.

44. EBay arbitrage (Niche Geek). Find items that you know are selling below their full value (either online or through a deal Web site like Slickdeals), buy them and sell them on eBay for more. Once you find your product niche, you can set up a system.

45. Resell computers (Shoe Money). This is slightly different than eBay arbitrage. Find a distributor that will sell to you at discounted prices. List these items online. Buy and ship to your heart's content. Basically, you become a reseller.

46. Look for odd jobs on Craigslist. People in your town need your help and they will pay you for it. Seriously. The jobs are there on Craigslist.

47. Have a garage sale. The stuff you can't sell online, you could sell from your garage on the weekends.

48. Put stuff on consignment (eHow). This is great for clothes and other items that aren't easily sold online.

49. Bank account-opening bonuses. Many banks will give you a cash bonus to open an account with them. I'd start with a bank that will pay you higher interest.

50. Credit card bonuses (Cash Money Life). Like the bank accounts, many credit cards will give you bonus cash for opening an account.

51. Rent out a room (Free Money Finance). If you have an extra room in your house, consider renting it out to a friend, relative, or random person you find using what else, Craigslist.

52. Paint street numbers (Neville's Financial Blog and katekashman). With just a few paint and stencil supplies, you could walk the neighborhoods with curbs and solicit your curb-number-painting services.
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I got this article from a site I post on!
All thanks to a member named ratid for this article:)








Monday, April 12, 2010

Recycling Cosmetics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



















I got this article from a lady named Michele Z.
on a site I'm a member on called CafeMom.
Good job Michele and to all the others that
contributed to this article.



Can you recycle cosmetics? Yes, you can, and there are also other ways to use makeup and beauty containers. CafeMom canagirl95 wondered about recycling makeup after she learned that cosmetics have a shelf life. She asked for suggestions in the Green Organic Natural Simple Living group. Read on to find out how long makeup lasts and how to recycle it when you're done.

According to Beauty School Directory, mascara goes bad the fastest, lasting only three months, with liquid liner lasting for about six months. Eyeshadow and blush last the longest -- two years -- with everything else lasting for a year to a year and a half. But instead of tossing cosmetics in the garbage, why not recycle when you can?

Here are some recycling suggestions:

* seoulmom shared that when she was a kid, her grandma used to crush up her old makeup and let her color with it. Kids could really creative with mascara and liners, too.

* MAC cosmetics has a Back to MAC program where you can return six empty MAC makeup items and you get a lipstick for free. I like this! The lipsticks are great and normally cost $14.

* LUSH has a lot of products that are package-free, like the shampoo bars, or just wrapped in paper that can be recycled. And the containers they do use can also go in with your regular recyclables.

* You can use makeup containers to hold other items, like homemade perfume, or maybe even use that old pot of lipgloss to hold your child's tooth for the tooth fairy. Cleaned out first, of course.

Share your suggestions on recycling cosmetics and cosmetic containers!




Be your Own Boss!


Here is one of the many
businesses you can start
from home! Good luck!

MANUFACTURER'S REPRESENTATIVE AT HOME


This means calling in independent and chain retail stores of all kinds and soliciting volume orders. You handle no merchandise but send the orders to the factory which then ships the order direct to the retailer. There is no selling door-to-door to consumers. You need no office, only a telephone and some stationery. Ask your reference librarian for books.



What Your Social Security Number tells about you!

Your social security number is a unique identification. You are the only person who has that number. But did you ever wonder what the numbers in your social security number mean? This report will tell you exactly what those numbers tell about you, and how to effectively use social security numbers as a means of identifying your customers.

Your social security number is made up of 3 parts called the AREA (XXX), GROUP (XX), and SERIAL(XXXX). I'll explain these parts separately. First, the AREA (XXX) has one of two meanings, depending on when you got your number. If you received your social security card before 1972, the area number shows what state you APPLIED for your card in. If you received your social security card after 1972, the area number shows the state you RESIDED in at the time you applied. Here is a list of the number combinations and their corresponding states.

000 NONE 318-361 IL 521-524 CO
001-003 NH 387-399 WI 525NM
004-007 ME 400-407 KY 528-529 UT
008-009 VT 408-415 TN 530-NV
010-034 MA 416-424 AL 531-539 WA
035-039 RI 425-428 MS 540-544 OR
040-049 CT 429-432 AR 545-573 CA
050-134 NY 433-439 LA 574-AK
135-158 NJ 440-448 OK 575-576 HI
159-211 PA 449-467 TX 577-579 DC
212-220 MD 468-477 MN 580 VI (Virgin Islands)
221-222 DE 478-485 IA 581-584 PR (Puerto Rico)
223-231VA 486-500 MO 585-NM
232-236 WV 501-502 ND 586PI (Pacific Islands - Guam)
237-246 NC 503-504 SD 587-588 MS
247-251 SC 505-508 NE 589-595 FL
252-260 GA 509-515 KS 596-599 PR (Puerto Rico)
261-267 FL 516-517 MT 600-601 AZ
268-302 OH 518-519 ID 602-626 CA
303-317 IN 520 WY

900-999 Were used when state aid to the aged, blind, and disable was converted to federal programs administered by the Social Security Association, not valid social security numbers. You will see that some states have more than one group of numbers. This is because their original group of numbers became exhausted.

The GROUP (XX) has no meaning other than to determine whether or not a number has been assigned. This is important to know, if you want to use social security numbers as identification for your customers. Here's how you should use this information.

Every month, the Social Security Association publishes a list of the highest group assigned for each AREA. The order of assignment is odd numbers under 10, even numbers over 9, even numbers under 9 (except for 00, which is not used), and odd numbers over 10. So, for example, if the highest GROUP assigned for AREA 999 is 72, then a customer who gives you the social security number 999-04-1234 is a fraud, because even GROUPS under 9 have not yet been assigned.

The SERIAL (XXXX) portion has no meaning and is not assigned in strict numerical order. 0000 is never used. If you know what to look for, social security numbers are an important tool for screening customers.