Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Have you heard about YOUDATA?

This is an amazing new program out there. Since it is new you do not get paid very much; however, you are paid EVERY week. No matter how little you have made. My first week I only $0.09!!! That is it, however, I still got my Paypal payment. This is a SUPER EASY site also. All you do is set up your account and fill out the short surveys(i suggest doing all of these). Then the youdata company "sells" your information(like what kind of drink you like) to a company. That company in turn sends you their ad to view. You are paid to look at their ad! How easy is that?!?!?
They also have a great referral program. You get $1 for every referral and those are paid along with your weekly earnings! How easy would it be to get people to sign up for something that is this simple!
Come check it out.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Great Swagbucks deal!

Are you using Swagbucks for your Internet searches yet? You should be. I signed up for Swagbucks and in two weeks I had $10 amazon gift cards!!
It was recently announced on the Swagbucks Blog that starting on Black Friday ~ November 27 ~ and running through January 1, they will offer a different gift card every day at a drastically reduced price. There’s no way to know which cards are the bargain of the day, but you can bet I’ll be checking the Swag Store frequently to cash in on some deals. Two of the bargain cards can be snagged each day.

I attribute my Swagbucks success to two things:

1.I downloaded the Swagbucks toolbar. That makes it super easy for me to remember to use. If you don’t search with Swagbucks, you don’t earn points!
2.I tell people about it. A very high percentage of my Swagbucks come from people who have signed up with my referral code. As each of my referrals wins their first 100 Swagbucks, I get 100 duplicate bucks posted to my account. Blog about it, post your referral link on Facebook, email your friends and family.

A great giveaway!!!

My good friend Laurie has given me the opportunity to run a contest to win her mineral makeup. I have been using Laurie's makeup for over a year now and I can not tell you how great it is!!! And the other great thing is it is not as expensive as it is in Dept. stores. You can not go wrong.
Contest ends sunday november 29th

This is a mineral eye shadow in 3 shades of "warm brown".

For this contest you have to do the following:

1) Go to Lauries site and look through her makeup line.

2) Make a comment on this post saying what kind of makeup(color, or type) you would buy from her.

3) Sign up as a follower on this blog.

Winner Recipie

My son's favorite GF recipe is flourless peanutbutter cookies.

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
1 egg

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
2.Combine ingredients and drop by teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool. Recipe doesn't make very many, so you could double recipe as you desire.

Danielle Marie Peck

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

First guest post!

I am a stay at home mom. I always have been. My husband and I have 9 children ranging in ages from 2-21. I will explain how we get food, clothes, cars and have fun.
Almost from the start of our marriage I always tried to eat healthy which has saved us on doctor bills. We belong to food co-op and eat fresh fruit and vegetables as much as possible. We buy food in bulk and make almost all our food from scratch. Beside being healthier it tastes better. We have a garden and can tomatoes, pickles and freeze corn and asparagus. Since the kids have been in 4-H we have grown our own chicken, beef and pork. . We seldom go out to eat, but we like eating out on our deck or our beautiful hill in our back yard. My kids eat outside as soon as it is about 50 degrees outside until late in the fall. Eating at home is much cheaper and more relaxing for the parents. Our new neighbors that moved in this summer have a connection with second Harvest and they share their abundance with us. The last couple of months we have been getting free day old bread. Good bread— whole wheat, 12 grain, 7 grain, bagels etc. She, also, gets fresh fruits and vegetables.
For clothes I buy underwear, socks, shoes, Christmas and Easter outfits new. —Everything else is from Goodwill, Thrift shops, hand me downs and my oldest daughter is a beautiful seamstress. She made 17 dresses one summer out of scraps and denim material. My neighbor stopped me one day out in the yard and was very surprised that we could afford designer clothes. She was very surprised to learn that the dresses were made out of scrap material. At Goodwill, rummage sales etc. we have found many new clothes with the store tags still on them.
For our cars we do not buy new. We usually watch the paper for cars that we like. Also, our last van we bought at a state car auction. All state vehicles are auctioned off when they get their new fleets. The cars are usually in good shape. We got a 15 passenger van that was previously owned by a state college. We keep fixing cars and my husband does
basic maintenance himself and is teaching our teenage boys to do the same.
Here are some ways to have fun on a budget. Having picnic’s in your yard with family and friends. Why not make it a potluck?. Back yard baseball or whatever your favorite sport is. Go for walks at a state park. Cost is a sticker for your vehicle for the season. Going to smaller local museums are usually fairly cheap some are free and you can learn the history of your area. Bowling and skating are fun things for the family to do. We get videos and dvds from the local library. A big thing at our house in the winter is board games, and jigsaw puzzles, building snowmen and sledding.
The other thing that I have noticed with having a big family is the children entertain each other and don’t need or care for many toys. Actually, my kids like to build their own toys and then have fun playing with them. They get sick of store bought toys quickly and beg me to let them take apart to see how they are made.
I would say the biggest cost of having a big family is having to feed teenage boys, but if you follow the steps above it isn’t too bad. So if you want a big family go for it, you do not have to live on government assistance to have one.

Debbie Hegeman is the wife of Dan for 26 years and mother of 9. She homeschools and is a work at home mom. She is an independent contractor for L'Bri Pure and Natural skincare. She likes growing plants and so do her kids.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Monthly Mamma

I am going to be featuring a new mom each month that we can get to know. If you would like to be part of this simply start following my blog. I will be choosing moms from my "friends".
What you will be asked...
I would like you to write up a little information about yourself and your family.
What is your blog address and what is it about.

answer the following questions...
Have you always wanted to be a mom?
What is something that is interesting about yourself?
What do you like to do in your spare time?
What can people pray for, for you?

I would also like you to include a photo of yourself and/or your family.

Can't wait to get to meet all of you!


With this wonderful holiday quickly approaching I have a lot to think about. Not just meal plans, or where to go when.
About two years ago I got to dig very deeply into my family ancestry. I was able to find out that I am a direct descendant of William Bradford and John Howland. Two of the original Pilgrims that came over on the Mayflower. William Bradford was actually the first official Governor of this country.
While I think we should all be Thankful for many things. Not just on Thanksgiving but all year around. I have a new appreciation for this holiday. Lately I have been thinking about the hardships that these few people had while trying to settle here. And also thinking that if they were not as persistent as they were, my dear family would not be here.
They lived wholesome lives and did everything that they could to provide for their families. This is something that my family still tries to live by today.
The message of the day:

Give Thanks to God for all of his blessings. Work hard to provide for your family. Love with all of your heart.

Looking for guest posts!

If you have something that you would like to post about...family, saving money, coupons, cooking/baking......Let me know. Lets share our knowledge and gain some!

FREE Cool-Whip at Walmart!

Who couldn't use free cool whip? Especially this time of year?! If you look at Walmart at the tombstone pizzas, they have a coupon on them. You can use it for either $1 off of 2 tombstone pizzas or $1 off of one cool whip(no size specified). The small tubs of cool whip are on sale for .94!!!! FREE COOL WHIP!!! Like I said before who can not use Free cool whip!?!?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The First Giveaway!!!

I am holding my first giveaway on this new blog. I am a huge fan of Bob's Red Mill products. Especially since I have a child who is allergic to Lactose and Gluten. For those of you who love these products too, this will be a wonderful prize to win.
There will be two winners on this giveaway. Each will win one 1lb bag of Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour.

Rules of Entering:
1.) You must sign up to become a follower of my blog.

2.) You must leave your favorite recipe (any kind does not have to be Gluten free) in
the comment section of this post.

I will do the drawing on November 22nd. As soon as I pick the member who has won I will post who it is and they will have to get a hold of my via email so I may get their information.