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Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Day For Quotes 12/26

A Day With Two

It's the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires.  It must abandon itself to its master passion.

-Rebeca West
Saturday, December 25, 2010

Link Up Your Giveaways!! Week of 12/25

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Day For Quotes 12/19

A Day With Two

To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.

- Bernadette Devlin
Saturday, December 18, 2010

Link Up Your Giveaways!! Week of 12/18

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Link Up Your Giveaways! Week of 12/11

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Monday, December 6, 2010

CSN Stores Review- Kitchenware!!

Many of y'all know about my passion for!!  I absolutely love shopping this site and could LITERALLY shop for HOURS!!!  Another thing about CSN stores is that you can call about ANYTHING.  I know that a lot of OTHER websites have negative reviews on products not because of the quality of the product itself but because of the misinterpretation of the produc that they purchased.  In my search for products, I called CSNstores customer service and was able to ask about a specific knife set. They were so helpful and assured me about the product.  Where else can you get customer service like that?!?  Love this website!!!
I am just always SO impressed at just how much I am able to get on a budget!  We moved a few weekends ago and along with this move has been a ton of preparation.  This is our first place together and we are combining all of our stuff and realizing what we do and don't have.  I was able to get a few things that I knew that neither one of us had before the move so that we would be able to start off with some stuff.  For under $65 I was able to get:
YES!!!  All for less than $65!! 
All of these products are ones that every household can use! 

I am absolutely in love with the Farberware Nonstick Carbon Steel pans!!  I started off by buying muffin pans and mini-muffin pans in this collection and now I have bought the 3 above as well as 2 loaf pans, 3 baking sheets, and a bundt cake pan!  I am so glad that the first product I bought for our new place was made from them because now all of the pans we have thus far are the Farberware Nonstick Carbon Steel!!  I LOVE that it seems to just fall out of the pan.  I spray mine with Pam before using, bake, and simply take a knife around the edges and the cake/brownies/cornbread/etc just comes out!!  These pans are heavy too!  For me, I consider that a GREAT thing!  I feel that I am definitely getting my money's worth and that they will last me a really long time!  Isn't that what everyone wants when they are buying new pans.  Most people don't think..."I'll have these pans for a year or 2 and then buy a whole new set".  Personally, I would rather buy higher quality products and never have to buy them again then the cheaper products that rust.  I do wash these products by hand, because like I said, I want to keep them for a REALLY long time. Because of the nonstick surfacet though, wash time is nothing! I have had no problems with rust or anything!

I am so excited about the Farberware Nonstick Carbon Steel 13" Pizza Crisper because I can't stand the bottom of the pizza crust getting soft.  This will really help in that by adding the crisp to the bottom.  When I was looking through the selection I also found a .  I'm hoping that this pizza crisper will serve double and used to make potato chips as well.  I haven't tried that out yet, but it will be interesting to see how they turn out! 

As for the Farberware Nonstick Carbon Steel 9" Round Cake Pans, I chose them because I really want to make those cute round, double-decker cakes!  My mom has made me the same one every year for my birthday since I was probably 5 and it is in that shape.  I feel like it is a great entertaining cake as well as birthday and many other festiviites.  The best thing about it is along with the festivities physical appeal that it offers versus a 9 x 13 flat cake, it can ALSO be used for everyday desserts (or for us the weekly bake every Sunday).  These worked like a charm!!  If it wasn't for me forgetting to put icing inbetween them and trying to do it after...the cakes would have been perfect!  They just popped out of the pans when I flipped it over. 

On to the Nordicware Natural Commercial 13" Covered Cake Pan.  I purchased this pan because my mom has always made (my absolute FAVORITE) homemade lasagna in a pan similar to this one.  She suggested I get a pan like this for an even and thorough cooking.  By adding a lid to the baking process on items such as lasagna, it keeps the cheese from getting all hard and crusty and it remains that ooey gooey goodness melted, stringy cheese!!!  Some people like for their cheese to get hard, but I'm not a fan of all.  I think it takes away the flavor of the cheese and you are adding calories and fat for...nothing!  Haha!  If I'm eating the extra cheese, I want to taste every bit of it!  Back to the I said about the Farberware products, I was excited to see that this pan was "Commercial".  Commercial usually means that it is going to be heavy duty because it is intended for the kitchen of a restaurant and such (Commercial use).  This pan was not what I expected it to be as far as weight and thickness but it defintiely does it's job!  I'm sure this is also another product that will be around for many years to come.  Also, it is made in the USA though which I am a huge supporter of!

Now for the Cooking Tools and Gadgets!!
The first product is our Calphalon Can Opener.  We both had can openers previously back from college but they were both awful!  Mine was horribly rusted and his had a broken handle.  So, we decided to upgrade.  I picked this one because I really like the Calphalon name.  This can opener is a little large, but we are very happy with it.  My mom who has arthritis saw it when helping us unpack and mentioned how much she wanted one because of the larger handle.  The oversized knob is intented to make it easy turning.  The fact that this product is dishwasher safe will allow us to keep it for many years to come and maybe even as long as the point where we are starting to get older and needing a larger knob. 
The Calphalon Ice Cream Scoop is definitley more of a novelty.  It is by no means something that every household needs, but is is something that I wanted!  I love the way this scoop makes perfect little balls of ice cream.  I think it looks so much better than the scoop of ice cream the spoon I used to use made.  I have this one dessert that I like to serve with company over it involves ice cream.  I can't wait to have our first guests over with this new ice cream scoop!!
*I received these products free of charge from in order to host this review.  I did not receive any compensation for this review and ALL opinions are my own.  I review products honestly. 
Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Day For Quotes 12/5

A Day With Two

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

-Frank Zappa

J. Crew Clearance Purchase!! I have a bit of an obsession with shopping. 
 I went back home a few weekends ago and met my best friend half way between home and where she lives (Recent College Grads so we took jobs in different sad) and that city just happens to have an OUTLET MALL!  We lived together during college and both enjoyed nicer things but defintely could not afford them.  So now that we are both working we had a little spending room.  We went around the outlets and were able to control ourselves until we got to J. Crew.  I never really liked going there because spending $50 for a t-shirt never seemed reasonable.  Well, the outlet mall pretty much has the same prices as a normal J. Crew with the exception of their clearance section!!  
We were able to snag some GREAT buys!!
We both got:
  • Navy Blue Pea Coat with Gold buttons (MY FAVORITE!)- $50
  • Gray Sweater- one of those really light weight/thin ones-$14
I got:
  • Black Blazer-$25
Here is a better picture of the Black Blazer: 
In Love with them!! 
The problem is that e were about to walk out of the store and then I found the clearance section tucked away.  We both ended up spending more than we had planned which wouldn't have if we didn't find the clearance section BUT they are really nice items and J. Crew has great quality!  
All in all...I'm happy with the buy!!  
Saturday, December 4, 2010

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Day For Quotes 11/28

A Day With Two

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have mastered, you will never grow.  

Saturday, November 27, 2010

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Day For Quotes 11/21

A Day With Two

Many people have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness.  It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

-Helen Keller
Saturday, November 20, 2010

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

I was Featured On...

Today, I was featured on Cookies & Clogs for Baby Blogger Thursday!  This is for all of you bloggers out there who have been blogging for less than a year. 
TerriAnn is so sweet and as many of us are...just trying to help out a fellow blogger!!  Check out her site and the post featuring me!!!

Baby Blogger Thursday

Del Monte Giveaway Ends Tonight!!!


The Del Monte Giveaway for $25 Gift Certificate towards Del Monte Fruit and Vegetables Ends TONIGHT!!

Enter NOW!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Day For Quotes 11/14

A Day With Two

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

-Maria Robinson
Saturday, November 13, 2010

CSN Upcoming Review!!!

CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find anything you need whether it be a chic handbag, bathroom shelving or even cute cookware!

Photobucket can find almost ANYTHING!!  I can shop for HOURS and HOURS at CSN Stores!!  We have bought so much for our new apartment here because the prices are fantastic, they have such a wide variety of items and they are all in one place!!  

So, when CSN Stores contacted me to do a product review of course I was ecstatic!!  Who doesn't love to spend countless hours online like a kid in a candy shop?!  The product I chose is both practical and useful in many households.  Can't wait for y'all to read the review that will be coming soon!!  Get excited to be exposed to yet another WONDERFUL item from CSN Stores!!!  

Link Up Your Giveaways!! Week of November 13th

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Enter into my Del Monte Giveaway (11/18)--Low Entries!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Day For Quotes 11/7

A Day With Two

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

-Eleanor Roosevelt
Saturday, November 6, 2010

Link Up Your Giveaways!! Week of November 6th

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Del Monte Teacher Monday Giveaway


I absolutely love companies that give back to the community!  Del Monte is currently offering TEACHER MONDAY!  There are only two weeks left so get started soon!!

A Statement from Del Monte:
“Monday’s can be difficult for all of us, but public school teachers face even bigger challenges these days with the largest budget cuts in 30 years expected this academic year,” said Dennis Christou, Vice President, Marketing, North America for Del Monte Fresh Produce. “Larger classrooms and far less supplies are putting enormous pressure on our teachers. The “Teacher Monday” program was designed to take some of the burden off teachers, many who pay for school supplies out of their own pockets. It will also provide teachers with tools and incentives to incorporate healthy eating messages into their curriculums, giving us an opportunity to help school children eat and live healthier,” Christou added.
I personally appreciate this program because as a teacher's girlfriend, I know about the "Budget" cuts.  There is actually no budget and we are responsible for providing school supplies for the classroom...even chalk!!  I'm sure this is the case for many teachers across America and companies that are giving back to the community for the education of America is amazing!!

"Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms" is an effort to support schools in less developed countries!  This is such a neat program!  Each winning U.S. classroom will be linked with a school in Guatemala or Costa Rica. The 50 schools in Guatemala or Costa Rica will ALSO receive $1000 for school supplies!!  
The U.S. classrooms will receive $750 in cash to purchase school supplies and $250 in Del Monte fresh fruit coupons for classroom snacks.

In order to enter into the contest go to "Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms", teachers will need to register with their name and school.  The next step is to get VOTES!!  This can be from anyone...fellow teachers, students, parents, family, friends, etc!!  The 10 teachers that have the highest amount of votes each Monday will receive the prize package!!

To learn more about special promotions and stay connected to Del Monte, follow Del Monte on Facebook and Del Monte on Twitter.

TWO lucky winners will receive a $25 Gift Certificate Booklet for Del Monte Fresh Produce!!

Mandatory Entry:
1. Follow me on GFC (1 entry)
Please make sure to leave your e-mail address in EVERY entry.  Thank you! 
Extra Entries:
1. "Like" Frugal Science Gal on Facebook (1 Entry) 
2. "Like" Del Monte on Facebook (1 Entry
3.  Subscribe to my blog via e-mail and make sure to confirm the subscription. (2 Entries)
4. Follow @DelMonteFresh on Twitter and leave your Twitter ID in the comment. (1 Entry)
5. Follow @FrugalScience on Twitter. Leave your Twitter ID in the comment. (1 Entry)
6. Grab my button and put it on your homepage (Can be found on right hand side).  Leave a link to where I can find the button in the comments. (4 Entries)
7.  Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to the post in the comments (3 Entries)

This giveaway will end on November 18th at 11:59 pm CST.  The winner will be contacted via the e-mail address provided in the comments and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. 

*I did not receive any products or compensation for this review.  The giveaway items are sponsored by Del Monte. 
Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Day For Quotes 10/31

A Day With Two

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.

-Alice Walker

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Link Up Your Giveaways!! Week of October 30th

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Old Navy Halloween Savings!

Yay!  Treats for US on Halloween too!!  Old Navy is offering 20% any one item from 10/29-10/30!!!

A word from Old Navy:

You scream! I scream! We all scream for cute jeans! It’s Old Navy’s Scream for Savings Sale. Thousands of fall faves, freaky cheap. Plus, scream and get a coupon for an extra 20% off one item. 10/29-10/30. In-store only. Get ready to shriek for chic and get it cheap!

Even Jaime Pressly’s screaming for these scary good deals! 
Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Day For Quotes 10/24

A Day With Two

Dreams are illustrations...from the book your would is writing about you.

-Marsha Norman
Saturday, October 23, 2010

Gain "Sniff Sniff Hooray" Review

Gain now has Dishwashing Liquid!!  

I was given the opportunity to review the new Gain Dishwashing Liquid by MyBlogSpark.  The exciting part is that you can now have the scent of Gain which so many people love as a Dishwashing Liquid.  
The Scents are:
The Original- the one everyone loves!
Lavender- sweet scent of spring
Citrus Splash- tart and tangy
Apple Mango Tango- has Aromaboost technology which means it is specially formulated to release scent when it hits the water...that's neat!!

I was given the original scent to review and I went out and bought the Lavendar and I have to say that my favorite is...
It smells great while washing the dishes!  In our house, we do most of our dishes in the dishwasher, but we definitely need the dishwashing soap for those tough pans and for our special dishes that cannot be washed in the dishwasher.  So far, this soap has been proven to work great!  The new Gain Dishwashing Liquid has done the job on everything I have thrown at it.
Here is the Wonderful Gain sitting in our Kitchen!

Also in the pack we were provided with 3 t-shirts.  I gave these shirts to my boyfriends brothers.  Two are in high school and 1 is in college.  What better advertising than that?  I made them promise that if I give it to them that they have to wear it to school at least once every two weeks and they agreed!  So far...they have kept up their end of the deal!!

Here is a picture of the youngest one wearing his shirt when he came home from school:

To learn more about Gain Dishwashing Liquid, you can go to!  You can also "Like" Gain on Facebook or follow Gain on Twitter!

*P&G provided me with Gain product, 3 t-shirts, Wal-mart gift card, and information through MyBlogSpark.  All opinions are my own.  

Link Up Your Giveaways!! Week of October 23rd

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Day For Quotes 10/17

A Day With Two

Having a positive attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can't be done.  

-Bo Bennet
Saturday, October 16, 2010

Link Up Your Giveaways!! Week of October 16th

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Friday, October 15, 2010


Winner of the Pillsbury Sweet Moments Giveaway is...
Comment #38!  Congrats Peggy!!!

Winner of the STRIDE Everyday Panty Giveaway is...
Comment #21!  Congrats Jerseygirl137!!!

Y'all will receive e-mails shortly and will have 48 hours to respond or else a new winner will be chosen.  

Thanks to everyone who entered and a special thanks to STRIDE and MyBlogSpark!!!  

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Day For Quotes 10/10

A Day With Two

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

- Oprah Winfrey
Saturday, October 9, 2010

Link Up Your Giveaways!! Week of October 9th

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Day For Quotes 10/3

A Day With Two

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

-Henry Miller
Saturday, October 2, 2010

Link Up Your Giveaways!! Week of October 2nd

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Day For Quotes 9/26

A Day With Two

Each dificult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.

- Myla Kabat-Zinn
Saturday, September 25, 2010

CLOSED: Pillsbury Sweet Moments Review and Giveaway

I had the amazing opportunity to review Pillsbury Sweet Moments!  I could choose between the Bite Size or the Molten Lava Brownies and I chose the Bite Size. 
These are absolutely delicious!  
They are better than any candy or brownie or cookie or cake that I have EVER had!  
They are truly fantastic!!  If you are a chocolate lover...I would HIGHLY recommend these!!! 
For me, I would eat them during that little time when I first come home from work and nobody else is there yet and I can sit back and relax.  This is a really limited time, so the Pillsbury Sweet Moments were absolutely perfect because they are already made and Ready to Eat in their refrigerated bag!! 
On top of them being the best store bought desert I have ever had...they are from a trusted brand, Pillsbury.  We have used Pillsbury rolls, crescents, etc. for so many years and I know that I am always going to get the same high quality product.  It is nice to have consistency in food products (ESPECIALLY when they taste as good as Pillsbury Sweet Moments). 


Personally, I think that the bag is worth EVERY penny!!  If you compare the price of the bag to the purchase price of a candy bar that you would replace it with (you would have to buy multiple candy bars) the bag turns into a steal of a deal!  So, when you go to your local grocery store and are looking in the refrigerated baked goods check these out because if you are a chocolate lover like'll love them!

The amazing people over at My Blog Spark are allowing me to host a fantastic giveaway!!  They are going to give one of my readers the same prize pack that I received. 

Mandatory Entry:
1. Tell me what time of day  you could use a quick pick-me-up with new Pillsbury Sweet Moments.  (1 entry)
Please make sure to leave your e-mail address in EVERY entry.  Thank you! 
Extra Entries:
1.  Follow me on Google Friend Connect (1 entry)
2. "Like" 
Frugal Science Gal on Facebook (2 Entries) 
3. "Like" Pillsbury on Facebook and comment "I would love to win the Pillsbury Sweet Moments Prize on Frugal Science Gal" (2 Entries)
4.  Subscribe to my blog via e-mail and make sure to confirm the subscription. (2 Entries)
5. Follow @PillsburyTreats on Twitter and leave your Twitter ID in the comment. (1 Entry)
6. Follow @FrugalScience on Twitter. Leave your Twitter ID in the comment. (1 Entry)
7. Tweet about this Giveaway. Can be done daily.  (1 entry a day)

Win a Pillsbury Sweet Moments Prize Pack @FrugalScience #mbsspark
8. Grab my button and put it on your homepage (Can be found on right hand side).  Leave a link to where I can find the button in the comments. (4 Entries)
9.  Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to the post in the comments (3 Entries)

This giveaway will end on October 7th at 11:59 pm CST.  The winner will be contacted via the e-mail address provided in the comments and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. 

*I received the package pictured above from Pillsbury which included the free product, information, and prize pack.  This was done by Pillsbury through MyBlogSpark.  

CLOSED: STRIDE Everyday Panty Review and Giveaway

This giveaway is for you!  Finally someone has come out and talked about something that many women are embarrassed to talk about, the light leaks that happen throughout the day.  Whether it is because of a hearty laugh, because you are pregnant, age, or's happened to almost all of us at least once.  These panties ensure that regardless of those leaks that you are covered!  
The founder of STRIDE Everyday Panty, Wendy Spencer,  has come up with the Oquous technology with a built in liner that Wicks Away moisture, Absorbs Moisture, Doedorizes moisture, and best of all...Keeps you Dry!  
Being a woman, she also understands the importance of physical appeal.  Instead of most practical items that are limited to a boring selection, there are various styles and colors to choose from!!  
This product has been such a success that it is even being featured in SHAPE magazine!!!

While using this product, it really does work!  I absolutely loved it and plan on purchasing some more in the future.  The only drawback to this product is that they are said to last "100 washes".  It depends on what you are used to purchasing.  If you are used to purchasing individual panties than the price and value of this is PERFECT for you!  If you are used to purchasing panties in packs at stores such as Target, then the price of these are a little steep.  If you have an issue with little leaks, these may still be perfect for you, you'll just have to expand your panty budget a little.  
As far as being comfortable...they are great!!!  I would recommend these to people who have issues with problems such as slight bladder leakage and people who are willing to pay a little extra for a high quality product.  

STRIDE even has a questionnaire on their website to help you in selecting the correct pair!  To receive a special discount type in FRUGAL2 when you check out.  This will give you FREE shipping on purchases $30 and up.  This coupon code is good until November 30th!!  They are also available at these stores.  


Mandatory Entry:
1.  Visit Stride and tell me what type and color you would like!  (1 entry)
Please make sure to leave your e-mail address in EVERY entry.  Thank you! 
Extra Entries:
1.  Follow me on Google Friend Connect (1 entry)
2. "Like" Frugal Science Gal on Facebook (2 Entries) 
3. Subscribe to my blog via e-mail and make sure to confirm the subscription. (2 Entries)
4. Follow 
@FrugalScience on Twitter. Leave your Twitter ID in the comment. (1 Entry)
5. Tweet about this Giveaway. Can be done daily.  (1 entry a day)

Enter to win STRIDE Everyday Panty on @FrugalScience
6. Grab my button and put it on your homepage (Can be found on right hand side).  Leave a link to where I can find the button in the comments. (4 Entries)
7.  Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to the post in the comments (3 Entries)

This giveaway will end on October 11th at 11:59 pm CST.  The winner will be contacted and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.  

*I received a free panty in exchange for this review.  I also received a STRIDE Everyday Panty Media Kit with information for this review.  All opinions on the product are my own. 

If you link up your STRIDE Everyday Panty Giveaway, I would greatly appreciate it if you would mention my giveaway and leave a link to my post at the end of your Giveaway!  

A Blog Award!


That Sweet Blogger over at Kat's Confessions gave me this award!  Kat has an awesome page so you should definitely check it out!! 

Blog Awards always make me happy because who doesn't want confirmation that people are reading and LIKING what you write!  

Now on to the rules!

1 - Post who gave you this award. 
2 - Name 10 things you like.
3 - Give this award to 10 other people and notify them with a comment.

1. Kat from Kat's Confessions gave me this award. Thanks so much Kat! 

2. I like:

  • Cheese!  I'm overly obsessed with it and must have at least a little everyday!  
  • Reality TV- it cracks me up that people actually do some of that stuff!  
  • Texas Football!  
  • Blogging- Duh! :-)
  • Purses!  Coach is my guilty obsession!  
  • Going out to eat!
  • Baking!  I'm not a great cook, but I love to bake!
  • No Traffic!  My commute into work is at least an hour...without traffic!
  • Shopping!  I definitely use coupons while buying household goods and food so that I can afford my "real" shopping!  
  • People!  I generally enjoy meeting new people- in person or through the blog! 
3. The blogs I chose to send out this award to are:

Link Up Your Giveaways!! Week of September 25th

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While y'all are submitting your giveaways...

Enter into my 
Pillsbury Sweet Moments Giveaway (10/7)
STRIDE Everyday Panty Giveaway (10/11)

To get more publicity for your giveaway...check out my friend Tatum's Weekend Giveaway Linky!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wilton Cupcakes N' More 38 Ct Dessert Stand Review


This is my little creation using the 
At first, I thought of it as a cupcake stand, but oh was I wrong!!  There are so many uses for this stand!! In the picture above, I used a mini muffin pan for bite size and portion control brownies.  I have used this stand for brownies, rice krispies, fruit, muffins, and cupcakes!!!  At first I thought that I would use this for entertainment purposes only but I have had it for 3 weeks now and EVERY week I have made something to put on it!  
One problem that we have is..."Out of Site, Out of Mind".  This is often a problem in many households which causes food to go bad without being consumed in time.  When I made muffins two weeks ago, I left them on the stand and everyone remembered to grab one for breakfast on their way out!  
I would HIGHLY recommend this cupcake stand to ANYONE!!  
An amazing feature about is that they provide various ideas for you for purposes of the item that you purchase.  This Cupcakes N' More 38 Ct Dessert Stand had numerous ideas and I have included pictures of two of them.  
Photobucket Photobucket
I have not "Entertained" with this stand yet, but I cannot wait to!  I have told numerous people at work about this product because I absolutely LOVE it!  Everyone who has stopped by and seen the stand has complimented us on it (even my boyfriend's brothers!!!)  Based on your decorating expertise, you can make this a centerpiece for a birthday party instead of a cake and so forth.  My mom actually has the Cupcakes N' More 23 Count Standard Dessert Stand and we have already discussed combining them and using them for future events such as birthday parties for the nieces and nephew!  

*I received this cupcake stand free of charge from Wilton in exchange for this review.  No other compensation was given.  

A Day For Quotes 9/19

A Day With Two

Believe in the power of your own choices to re-create the world.

- Deborah Ellis 
Saturday, September 18, 2010

Link Up Your Giveaways!! Week of September 18th

Link Up Your Giveaways!!
And enter into my...
Fantasy Jewelry Box Giveaway (9/21)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Betty Crocker 20 Ways to Stretch Your Food Dollar

I am subscribed to Betty Crocker's e-mails and on their most recent e-mail that had some money saving tips.  I'm sure that most of y'all follow these tips already but there were some tips that I was not aware of and will definitely start paying attention to such as:
Choose from the top or bottom shelves in the grocery store. Items at eye level are usually more expensive.

If you would like to read more tips, go to Betty Crocker's 20 Ways to Stretch Your Food Dollar!

A Day For Quotes 9/12

A Day With Two

Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.

- Siddhartha Gautama Buddha 
Saturday, September 11, 2010

Link Up Your Giveaways!! Week of September 11th

Link Up Your Giveaways!!
Enter into my
Fantasy Jewelry Box Giveaway (9/21)

Tatum's Family Reviews Linky is also up right now if you want some more places to link up!!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

CVS Purchase 9/7

This week's deals aren't great money makers or anything but I had $28 in extra bucks expiring so I was forced to purchase lots of stuff and what better than the essentials!!  I also forgot to use my $1/1 Scott Paper towel rolls coupon and completely forgot about the Trident deal even though I brought my coupon!  But despite all of's my purchase this week:

I purchased:

Total: $37.66
After Coupons: $26.98
ECB Used: $24 ECB
Total Paid on Gift Card: $2.98
ECB Received: $7
Net Loss of $17 ECB and $2.98 on GC
Not what I'm used to with CVS but I think that all of them were good buys on items that we use around the house. 

Monday, September 6, 2010

Upcoming CSN Stores Review!!!

Since I am moving into a new place soon, I need SOO many items!!  
A great place to get all of these items is CSN Stores!!  
One of their amazing products that I've been looking at are their Bistro Sets!!  
These are great for both apartments and houses which is perfect for me since I'll still be moving around for the next few years!!  Whether you are looking for an apartment, a kitchen nook, Pub Set, or even dining room table...these Bistro Sets are perfect!!  
What makes CSN Stores so great when it comes to these sets is that they have FREE SHIPPING on most of them!!  What a concept?!?  I've seen other retailers that will charge as much as $250 for shipping!  Even for them to put it together for you in the room of your choice and remove the packaging the price is about $150!  If you have somebody handy around though, they allow you to make that choice instead of forcing you to have it delivered for an outrageous charge.  

I am going to be hosting a Review soon!  
It's going to be another item that I need for my new place!
Be on the look out for the Review!!




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