Saturday, December 19, 2009

Today’s Mail: House Party!



I was so excited to be a host for the upcoming Fun, Fit and Guilt-Free House Party!  Today I got the package in the mail and I couldn’t wait to show it off!   I think this one is going to be a lot of fun.  I plan on sending out invites next week!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Notes on Democracy by H.L. Menken

Who is H.L. Mencken and why am I just now reading him!? This book is genius! I started highlighting passages I liked but then realized nearly every page was marked in florescent pink.

I'm not going to say this book is for everyone but it is definitely for those of us out there that watch the news and listen to certain groups or leaders thinking, "Seriously are there people out there buying this?" Then we come into contact with those who are in fact subscribing whole-heartily to an idiotic brainless existence. Left dumbfounded we trudge along wondering if there are any 'real' people left in the world.

The world was a completely different place in 1926 when Mencken originally wrote this but it doesn't' take long to realize despite our innovations and advancements nearly 100 years later we've made no real progress in terms of democracy. Mencken's insights serve as a reminder to that fact and while the organizations may have changed and the leaders all have new names they are in essence the same.

"Public policies are determined and laws are made by small minorities playing upon the fears and imbecilities of the mob-sometimes minorities of intelligent and honest men, but usually minorities of rogues." Hmmmm, rogues you say? Remind you of anyone?

If you are of a thinking mind I highly recommend this book but be warned it reads like a philosophy book so if you think you can just pick it up and read a few chapters you're wrong. It will have you thinking and a buzz with every paragraph so make sure you have a good sounding board to bounce ideas off of after reading.

(I received this book as part of a giveaway on I was not in anyway encouraged to give a review that didn't reflect my genuine feelings towards the book.)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Has it really been a month?

Wow, with changes at work I spent most of November in the office and fell behind on my savings hunting.  However I continue to keep up with my coupons.  On average I’ve been saving $35 when I go grocery shopping but this time I did sooo good I gotta brag!  $54 saved by using coupons.  This is the most I’ve ever saved and I’m so excited.  Much to the cashier’s chagrin the lady in line behind me asked how I find all these good coupons and I told her about and Frugal Friend

I’d try to give a rundown of my exact savings but well my to do list is still too long.  I don’t know how those other ladies do it, but I’m so grateful they do!


Everything is the picture had a minimum of a $1 off, which made the panko .16 a box and nothing went over a $1…except for the chocolates.  

Butterball Turkey broth .41 a can, no coupons, just great deal!


Money Maker! $1.00 off Kotex product that were only .84 each, that’s .32  (–paid for the panko)

Free Alouette Brie wheel $5.99 savings!

Free Alouette crumbles feta cheese $1.79 savings!

$3.00 total on Pantene shampoo and conditions!

$3.00 total on Glad candles!

9.00 on Kashi GoLean Crunch cereals ( unfortunately the commissary bumped these up from $2 a box to $3.23 but I still got them all for $3.96 if my math is right.)

Commissaries are great about coupons and they actually had some that make the Nestle hot chocolate .41 a box!


Sierra Mist ended up being .98 for 2 with a B1G1 free coupon!

Now that' I’m back to my usually schedule I’ll hopefully find time to hunt out some deals of my own to share!