I Hope You'll Join Me

>> Thursday, March 25, 2010

You may have noticed my posts have become less frequent recently. There's a reason for that. This blog has grown a lot since I started it thanks in large part to you, my wonderful readers. Living frugally and getting the most out of my money is something I'm passionate about. For a while now though, I have felt drawn to write more about frugal living and less about the latest deals. And one day while pondering all of this I realized that I could not see myself still writing about all the deals and freebies 10 years from now. However, I wasn't sure exactly where I wanted to go with it all. After a lot of prayer and consideration, I decided to create a new blog. The new blog is a combination of this blog and my personal blog. I will be writing about all the things I am passionate about: my faith, my family, my desire to live a financially responsible life and my photography. I will still be sharing my menu plans and recipes. I will still be sharing tips on frugal living. I will still be offering reviews and giveaways. However, I will no longer be posting daily deals and freebies. I know that most if not all of you read this blog specifically because of the deals and freebies I post. I did not take the decision to create a new blog lightly but feel it is the best move for me and my life. I have created a Frugal Resources tab on my new blog where I share links to my favorite frugal blogs, coupon resources and more. I have some of my favorites on there now but still have a lot of links to add when time permits. I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and support of this blog andI hope you will choose to join me at Frugal & Focused. I have a Welcome post here that explains what you will find. Hope to see you there!


$3/1 Huggies Printable Coupons

>> Tuesday, March 23, 2010

You can print $3/1 Huggies diapers coupons here and here.

Combine this with the Huggies Deal at Walgreens this week for cheap diapers.

Buy 3 Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers, Pull-ups or GoodNites $8.99 each Get $5 RRs
Deal Idea
Buy 3 Huggies diapers $26.97
Use (3) $3/1 printables
Receive $5 RRs
$4.32 each after Qs and RRs


Starbucks: Free Pastry Day 3/23/10

>> Monday, March 22, 2010

Tuesday, March 23,2010 is Free Pastry Day at Starbucks. Go here to print a coupon good for a free pastry with any handcrafted beverage purchase. Get there early. Offer ends at 10:30 a.m.


Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day 3/23/10

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's. Stop by your local Ben & Jerry's for your free cone from 12-8 p.m. Go here to find a location near you.


Rebate Roundup 3/21-3/27

My friend Greta at Friend Family Fun has the latest Rebate Roundup. Be sure to stop by to see how you can maximize your savings with rebates this week.


Menu Plan Monday 3/22

If you were reading last week you'll remember I mentioned we'd be having "steak something" one night. My husband had moved the steak from the freezer to the fridge to thaw but we weren't sure what we wanted to do with it. We ended up making Beef Stroganoff. I had been craving it for awhile and when I mentioned it, my husband was all for it. The recipe I use is his Grandmother's. When we got married my sister gave me a recipe book with family recipes she'd gathered from my family and  my husband's family and this was included. I thought I'd share it. We loved having it again after not eating it in a while. Hope you'll enjoy it too.

Grandmother's Beef Stroganoff
1 lb. lean round or sirloin steak, cut into bite size pieces
1 large onion, choppped
1 can beef consomme
1/4 c. water
1 small can(or fresh) sliced mushrooms
dash of worcestershire sauce
1 8 oz. container sour cream
garlic salt
butter(or oil)

Sprinkle beef with garlic sale and pepper. Roll in flour and brown in butter (or oil, I use canola oil). Add onion, beef consomme, water, mushrooms and worcestershire sauce to browned beef. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Cool a bit and add cantainer or sour cream and stir thoroughly. Serve over rice or noodles.

Now onto what we'll be eating this week.

Black Bean Burritos
Shrimp & Grits
Baked Penne (carried over from last week)
Breakfast for dinner
Chinese Style Glazed Chicken Breasts, broccoli, rice

Stop by Orgjunkie.com for more menu inspiration.


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