Tuesday, November 17, 2015


I like to eat out.  I would eat out every meal if I could.  I would stop cooking if I could.  But, gotta eat.

I found another money saving tip.  I joined Bing dot com.  You can do searches, add up points, get certificates to eat out or a number of other things.  Here is the first time I tried it:

Chicken salad sandwich with fries and a sweet tea.  Yummo!!  Final cost, including tip, less than $4.00.

I'm on the Internet anyway, so I am enjoying this new money saver!


Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Nope, don't ask where I've been or what's been happening.  We have had another roller coaster of sickness and worries.  It happens but seems we are on overload.  Major, major overload.  Last night I even prayed, please give us a break, give us some happy times and ease some of these burdens without some one dying.  Some days, that's all you can pray is, Lord, help.  Some days that's enough.  

This is from the web but I do not remember where.  Sums life up pretty easily.


Thursday, October 8, 2015


Well, hello, blogging world.  How you been?  Hard to believe I last posted a post in August!  Time is suppose to slow down when you retire, get older, have an empty nest.  Nope.  It's a lie.  One big lie. 

Life is crazier but, hey, it's still life.  We're still breathing, taking one day at a time, one step at a time.  What other way is there?  None. 

I, personally, will be glad when 2015 is done, finished, gone.  It's been a difficult year.  Some fun, some not so fun.   After all, this happened:

So sweet.  Blessing.

A friend told me to just do the next thing.  Do the RIGHT next thing as my daughter says.  If it's time to mop the floor, get up and mop the floor.  You cannot do anything about next week, next month or next year, right.  Yes, correct.

The world seems to be a real mess.  So, will next year be better? 

Honestly, I don't have a clue.  I only know that 2015 will be in the books.  Or should I say in the blog? 


Sunday, August 23, 2015


Well, here I am on Sunday, on the Web, again.  This is turning into a habit.  It seems the weeks go by way too fast and Sunday is here so I sit down and blog.  Thinking about giving it up.  Unless of course I can figure out how to make money with a blog.  That would be worth it. 

 July was a mess, glad it's over, but now August is almost over, too!

Everything is happening so fast in our lives.  You the same?  Life is suppose to slow down as we get older.  Nope, not for this gal.  

So, here is a quick tip for saving money.   

Do you coupon?  I do.  I was really into it and then the coupons went crazy in an effort to combat that crazy coupon show, all coupons became less valuable.  So, I backed off.  Plus everything that happened with this year so far.

Well, I'm back to couponing.  Who would thought that would be a word?  Similar to googling. 

My tip is, ask for others coupons.  I did and I have a very nice friend who saves me his coupons.  It saves me money.  He just throws them away so instead he gives them to me.  Win, win.

Here is his picture.

His name is Paul.  He has been battling cancer for years now.  Thankful he is still here.  Will you say a prayer for him?  Thanks.


Monday, August 3, 2015


This may be an old tip but it is easy to do.  When buying food, think about buying in bulk and measuring into storage bags, smaller portions.

The key to this is checking the price labels on the shelves.  

You will notice that the tags have the regular price.......

the product number.......

                         the store number for that item........

                                   and the price per unit.  

The price per unit is the key.  

For example, toilet paper can be as high as 3 times more expensive in price per unit than the cheaper brands.

Next time you are shopping, check it out.  You may be shocked at what you have been paying for everyday foods, paper goods, beverages, etc.

Keep your money in your pocket!


Friday, July 31, 2015


I love to eat out.  I would rather eat out any day than cook.  It's not the cooking so much as it is the cleaning up.  Ugh.  No, wait, it's the cooking, too.

An easy way to save money when eating out is to sign up on the website of your favorite restaurants.  You will get free food!

Many websites offer something free when you sign up.  For instance a free drink, a free french fry, free dessert.  

Yes you will continue to get emails but if you go there regularly, the emails will keep you updated on menu changes, specials, etc.

On your birthday, you will receive a coupon for a free burger from Ruby Tuesday.  When you sign up at Dairy Queen, you get a free blizzard with the purchase of one.  

So, take an hour and sign up!  Eat out on your birthday!  All day if you sign up for the right websites!


Happy Birthday from me!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Another day, another birthday, another year.   Wowzers.  Time sure goes by fast.  Always thought it was suppose to be slower in the sunset years.  Wrong.  It seems the world just keeps getting faster.

I am thankful to still be here.  Now, on my 67th birthday.  How did that happen?  67 sounds so much older than 66.  

Woke up this morning and decided to do things that started with the letter C.

Cinderella movie.....eat lunch at Chipolte's.....crash at the local pool.....chew on a big old steak.  Did them all but had a great surprise.  The Daughter and her little girl surprised me and we spent the day together.  She bought my lunch.  Plus a cute gift.  We had a good time.  Thank you, Angela.  You are the best! 

The Hubbie gave me a sweet card with cash.  More C's.

It was a very good day!   Happy Birthday to Me! 


Friday, July 10, 2015


In the last post, I gave suggestions on saving money on a computer battery (laptop).  This is an update on that post.


the computer was dead as a door nail....what does that mean, anyway?

plugging same into the wall did nothing....still dead as a door nail......

the post was to remove the battery,  plug in the computer into a wall socket and just ignore the battery all together......

yes, it worked.....

tried again to power up the battery after re-installing the old battery.....

gave it an over night charge and

wa la.....it worked!!!


Don't have a clue why but it did.  No cash for a new 8 hour battery!!  Ching.  Ching.

Savin' mo moneeeeee!


Monday, July 6, 2015


What a week we have had!  The Hubbie was in the hospital and The Older Son still is.  Too much at one time, oh yes. 

So, when I had a chance to sit down to my 10 year old laptop, HP, I might add.  The battery was dead as a door nail.  I put it in hibernate and forgot about it as I rushed out the door to take The Hubbie to the far away hospital.   After attempting to charge the 8 hour, 8 year old battery, I gave up.  

Then it dawned on me.

Take out the battery and plug in the laptop with the chord.

It worked!  Obviously.

Now, I have time to seek out a coupon, wait for a sale, or shop around.  I'm learning towards Battery Plus.  It is where the last one came from and was reasonable.  

Or just use it as a plug in the wall version, not buying a battery at all. 

No panic.

Save a buck or several is the goal!


Tuesday, June 30, 2015


This is our oldest son.  There are only 9 days left to this fundraiser.  


Copy and paste may be required.

We are a long way from the goal but thank you for your love and support!