Monday, January 31, 2011

Vistaprint: 10 FREE note cards make 30 FREE Valentine’s

Wow, these are adorable!  Vistaprint has created a super cute idea for Valentine cards!  Order 10 FREE photo note cards and just pay shipping and handling.  Then you can cut the 10 note cards into 3, so you get 30 FREE valentine cards!

Along with the cute design above, there are more cute designs like the ones below.



Order yours today to get them in time for Valentine’s Day!

Décor on a Dime spotlight: Valentine Day Crafts

I am loving all the Valentine crafts I am seeing around blogland.  I have quite a few of my own in the works so stay tuned.  :)

Here are some ideas to get you started!

Pink Heart wreath made of dyed coffee filters by Mega Crafty

Valentine’s cupcake liner topiary by Brandy's Crafts

Red Roses Topiary at Memorable Details

Ruffled Heart pillow by Copy-Cat

Gorgeous heart made of felt by My Creative Departure

Papa John’s: FREE pizza if Super Bowl goes into overtime

image So I am not a huge fan of football. :)  But I do enjoy the Super Bowl because it gives us a good excuse to have friends over after church for some great food and fellowship!  And this year, I will be hoping that the game lasts for a LONG TIME – into overtime to be exact.  Because if the game goes into overtime, my husband and I will be enjoying a FREE Papa John’s pizza!

Here’s how:

So sign up today and hope for a really close game on Sunday! 

FREE Coffee Mate creamer!

image Coffee-Mate is giving away 100,000 coupons for a free bottle of Coffee-Mate on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at noon EST.  You will need to be a fan of Coffee-Mate on facebook – so hurry over and click “like”.  I will remind you on Friday when the coupon goes live.

CVS deals: Jan. 30 – Feb. 5

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Not a lot of great deals this week, but here is what I will be picking up.

Aussie or Herbal Essence - $2.99 each
Buy 2, get $2.00 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1.00/2 coupon from 1/30 P&G
Or use BOGO FREE coupon from 12/26 P&G (expires 1/31!)
$0.49 each after coupon

Valentine M&M's – 2/$5.00
Get back $1.00 ECB
Use $1.00/2 printable coupon
Receive $1 ECB
$1.50 each after coupon and ECB

Menu Plan Monday

menu plan monday

So when I made my menu last week on Monday it was 65 degrees.  Then all of the sudden it was in the 30’s the rest of the week and I was not in the mood for sandwiches anymore!  So a couple hot dishes/soup got substituted for dishes I had planned!  And I had most if not all of the ingredients on hand for those dishes as well.  Just to show you your menu doesn’t have to be written in stone!

So here is what is on the plan this week:

  • Leftover lasagna
  • Tacos
  • Macaroni + Cheese soup (my hubby is going to LOVE this one!)
  • Chicken + bacon quesadillas
  • Fajita chicken soup
  • Breakfast for dinner –hashbrown casserole, eggs, bacon

Friday, January 28, 2011

Bath & Body Works: FREE 1.6 oz. candle!

Bath & Body Works

Hurry over and click “like” on the Bath & Body Works facebook page.  When you do, you will be able to print a coupon (find it on their wall) for a FREE 1.6 oz. Candle Preview!  

Coupon expires January 30th so hurry!

New printable coupons! just loaded some great new coupons!!

Here’s my favorites:

  • $5.00 OFF $25 at Family Dollar Stores
  • $1.50 OFF 1 Nestle Fun Size Valentine Exchange Pack
  • $10.00 OFF The Sound of Music 45th Anniversary Collection On Blu-ray
  • $0.50 OFF any 2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls

And here’s even more!  Print yours here.

$1.50 OFF 1 Box Of Peace Cereal
$1.00 OFF 1 Bottle of Any A.1.Steak Sauce
$1.00 OFF 1 Package Oscar Mayer Carving Meat
$0.75 OFF 1 Shake 'N Bake Product
$0.75 OFF 1 Package of Rhodes Warm-N-Serv Rolls
$0.75 OFF 1 Any Bob Evans Frozen Sandwich
$0.50 OFF 1 Any Bob Evans Refrigerated Side
$0.50 OFF 1 Any Bob Evans Sausage
Buy One Get One FREE Nestle Purified Water
$7.00 OFF any 1 Florastor Probiotic
$3.00 OFF 1 Schick Quattro for Women Trimstyle
$2.00 OFF any 1 Nature's Bounty Your Life Vitamins
$1.00 OFF any one PediaCare Product
Buy One Get One FREE Cesar Bistro Dog Food
Buy One Get One FREE ProPlan Select Can Food
$10.00 OFF Purina BREEZE Litter System
$3.00 OFF ProPlan Select Cat Food (3.5lbs or larger)
$3.00 OFF ProPlan Select Dog Food (albs or larger)
$2.00 OFF 12 cans of Purina Mighty Dog
$1.00 OFF 1 Purina Beneful Brand Snackin Slices
$1.00 OFF 1 3lb Or Larger Bag Purina Cat Chow Cat Food
$1.00 OFF 1 5lb Or Larger Bag-Purina Fit & Trim Dog Food

Thursday, January 27, 2011

1/30 Sunday coupon insert preview


There should be 4 inserts in this Sunday’s paper – 1 Proctor & Gamble (P&G) insert, 2 Redplum (RP) inserts, and 1 Smartsource (SS) insert.

O’Charleys: FREE appetizer w/ purchase of entree

Head over to facebook and “like” O’Charley’s.  You can then print a coupon for a FREE appetizer with the purchase of an entree.

Coupon expires 2/16/11.

Cellfire: NEW mystery coupon, up to $5.00 off!!


Log in to your Cellfire account TODAY, (January 27, 2011) in between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. EST and you MAY find a coupon for up to $5 off your next trip at Kroger or Kroger affiliate stores!

I have gotten several of the $1.00 coupons and it is nice to get a $1.00 off whatever I choose the next time I shop at Kroger.  :)

Sending flowers for Valentine’s Day?

ProFlowers has flowers starting at $19.99, plus you get a FREE vase with purchase!

I love having fresh flowers on the table!

Petsmart: $5 off any purchase!!


I went to Petsmart yesterday to use this awesome coupon - $5.00 off any purchase!  I got a mat to put under our cats food/water bowls and 3 cans of food for $0.50! :) 

You can print the coupon 2 times so that means you can get up to $10 of FREE stuff!  (You would need to check out separately or make a second trip to use the second coupon as it states one per transaction and one per customer.)

This coupon is valid through January 30th and is only valid in Atlanta, GA, Dallas, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Livingston, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Houston, TX, New York, NY, Tampa, FL, and Philadelphia, PA ONLY.

I asked at my Petsmart today and they also accept manufacturer coupons AND will price match a competitor store’s ad - Petco, etc.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New recipe: Dripping roast beef sandwiches with melted provolone

photo courtesy of

I saw this recipe in the Parade magazine last Sunday and thought it looked good (recipe also online at Campbell’s Kitchen).  My husband is not a huge sandwich fan, BUT a hot sandwich with melted cheese is a different story!   :)

I picked up the ingredients at Publix while shopping on Monday.  I used a foot long loaf of wheat french bread (on sale for $1.00!) instead of the hoagie rolls, and just cut it into 4 sandwich size sections.

Here is the recipe (from Campbell’s Kitchen)

1 can Campbell's® Condensed French Onion Soup
1 tablespoon reduced sodium Worcestershire sauce
3/4 pound thinly sliced deli roast beef
4 Pepperidge Farm® Classic Soft Hoagie Rolls with Sesame Seeds
4 slices deli provolone cheese cut in half
1/4 cup drained hot or mild pickled banana pepper rings
  • Heat the oven to 400°F.
  • Heat the soup and Worcestershire in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Add the beef and heat through, stirring occasionally.
  • Divide the beef evenly among the rolls. Top the beef with the cheese slices and place the sandwiches onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 3 minutes or until the sandwiches are toasted and the cheese is melted.  Spoon the soup mixture onto the sandwiches.  Top each sandwich with 1 tablespoon pepper rings.
(We did not use the banana pepper rings.)

They were soooo YUMMY and, better yet, MY HUSBAND loved them!  And they only took about 10 minutes to prepare.  These will definitely be on the menu again! :)

Wheat french bread - $1.00
Can of soup - $1.25
1/2 lb of deli roast beef - $3.50
Provolone cheese - $2.00
Total: $7.25 (and it made 4 servings/sandwiches) so $1.93 each serving
We each ate 1 sandwich for supper, and another sandwich for lunch the next day.

I bought the soup at full price, so it would have been cheaper if I had stocked up when it was on sale.  Will definitely be watching for it to go on sale.  Plus Publix deli meat is rather expensive, so if roast beef was on sale it would be cheaper.

Vistaprint: FREE Valentine gifts!

Vistaprint is offering FREE custom Valentine gifts (just pay s+h).  You can get all of the items pictured above and more.

I am loving the postcards below.  You can get 100 for FREE!  Customize them with a picture and caption of your choice and use them for Valentine cards or birthday announcements!

I also like these 4x6 photo flip books.  For FREE + s/h!

4” x 6” Photo Flip Books

Order yours today!

$10 CVS gift card $4.00!!

Hurry before this is gone!  Thanks to The Deal Scoop for heads up on this one!

$5 for a $10 CVS/pharmacy Gift Card

But if you use promo code FRIEND20ZT5KXDEC it will deduct $1.00 making your final purchase $4.00 for a $10 card.

From their site:
Here are answers to some common questions:
1) What do I get?
A. You'll be emailed a gift card code and link. Use your code on the linked page in order to print an in-store CVS/pharmacy gift card.  You will receive your gift card code and link within 1-2 business days, but usually immediately.

New printable coupons!


Einsten Bros Bagels: FREE bagel


Head over to Einsten Bros Bagels on facebook and “like” them.

You can then print a coupon good for a Bagel Thin Single and Light Schmear (of cream cheese?)with any beverage purchase.  Coupon expires 2/20/11.

CVS: Cheap greeting cards

Stack these 2 coupons to get a deal on cards at CVS!  I am thinking cheap Valentine cards!

STACK with

(use zip code 62946 if you don’t see it)

So you can get a total of $3.00/3 cards – look for the $0.99 or $1.00 cards and you get them FREE!

Looking for FREE tax software?

So I am going to have to interrupt my clutter-cleanout to work on taxes!  Ughhh…I would much rather be cleaning out clutter or better yet, CRAFTING! :)

But if you are going to pay all those taxes, you might as well file them for FREE! Here is some FREE software that might help.

Get the Federal FREE edition of TurboTax here.

Or the H&R Block FREE edition here.

Monday, January 24, 2011

CVS deals 1/23 – 1/29:

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New to shopping at CVS? 
Check out my CVS tutorial here.
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If your favorite drinks are Coke, not Pepsi – there is a deal for you this week!  Remember if they are out (of even one kind!), get a rain check and save it for later when you need drinks! :)
Coke 12 packs - $3.00
Buy $15 worth, get back $5.00 ECB’s
*****Deal idea*****
Buy (5) 12 packs = $15
Get back $5.00 ECB’s
$10 for (5) 12-packs or $2.00 each  (GREAT PRICE!)
Full Fast Appetite Control Spray  - $14.99
Get $14.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
Free after ECBs

Crest Pro-Health or Pro-Health Complete Rinse, 16.9 oz.,  - $3.99
Get $3.99 ECB (limit 1)
FREE after ECB’s

Clean & Clear products
Buy $15 worth, get $5 ECB (limit 1)
Use $1.00/1 printable
Use $2.00/1 coupon from 1/9 SS
-B1G1 Clean & Clear refill pk WYB Morning Burst Surge from 1/9 SS, or B1G1 printable
******Deal Idea*****
(2) Clean & Clear Daily Pore Cleanser - $4.99
(1) Clean & Clear Foaming Cleanser – $5.49
(3) $2 coupons
Total Due: $9.47
Get Back: $5 ECB, makes it $1.49 each

Huggies Jumbo Diapers or Pull-Ups - $8.99
Get $1 ECB (Limit 1)
Use $2.00 /1 or $1.50/1coupon from 1/23 SS
Or buy 2 and use $3.00/2 printable
$5.99 each after coupon and ECBs

L’Oreal Perfect 10 Hair Color - $9.99
Get $3 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $3.00/1 coupon from 1/23 SS
$3.99 after coupon and ECBs

Xtra Laundry Detergent – $1.49
Use $1.00/1 printable
$0.49 after coupon

Menu Plan Monday

menu plan monday

So, I liked having a menu last week!  It helped having a plan!  We ended up not eating the Parmesan Chicken so that gets moved to this week (tonight!) 

And I tried a new recipe (Dripping Roast Beef Sandwiches with Melted Provolone) which was sooo easy, and YUMMY!  Recipe coming later today!

Here’s what is on the plan for this week:

  • Dinner in with family
  • Parmesan Chicken
  • Lasagna
  • BLT sandwiches
  • Breakfast for dinner
  • Dinner in with friends
  • Tacos

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Friday, January 21, 2011

1/23 Sunday coupon preview

Go here to preview the coupons that will be in the 1/23 Sunday paper. 

There should be 1 Smartsource (SS) and 1 Redplum (RP)  insert this Sunday.

Bath and Body Works: FREE 2 oz. lotion (no purchase necessary!)

bathIf you are planning to be out shopping this weekend, print this coupon for a FREE 2 oz. lotion at Bath and Body Works. It is of there new scent, Carried Away.

Coupon good January 21-23, 2011.

Décor on a Dime: A platter and $1.00 decal turned art

I promised when I showed you my de-cluttered/redecorated kitchen that I would tell you how I made the “There’s no place like HOME” platter you see on top of my fridge.


I shared that I found these great wall decals/stickers for $1.00 at my local Dollar Tree!  Can you believe it – only $1.00!!   (If I had a Silhouette or a Cricut machine, I could have just made my own custom sayings!  I’m just saying – just in case my husband is reading this! :)


I have 2 of these white platters.  They are too big to display in my china cabinet and too big to fit in my top cabinets.  AND I don’t have display space above my cabinets (sooooo wish I did!)  So, I thought this was the next best thing – display it on top of my cleaned off fridge!


I chose one of my favorite sayings and just stuck it on the platter!  SO EASY!!  :)  And then stuck the platter in a stand that I got at Michael’s. 

It is a removable sticker so I can always take it off.  Although, I think if I took it on and off multiple times it would eventually wear out the sticker, so I don’t plan on removing it for a while.


But for now, I wasn’t using it much as a platter so why not use it as art instead! :)  I am all for using what you have!


By the way, these decals would look great on any white plate/platter, in a frame, or on a slat of white painted wood, and many other ways!

Take a look around your house and see what you could repurpose into new décor!

Enjoy reading this post?  Get inspired by more of my Décor on a Dime projects and room makeovers!

Dollar Tree finds!

I stopped by Dollar Tree yesterday to see what was new and what Valentine decorations they might have.  (Can you believe Valentine’s Day is just around the corner?? :)

Here is what I found:


Loved the huge packs of paper doilies – they have up to 30 in each pack!  All for $1.00!  I am planning a Valentine banner to go below my mantel with the small ones – stay tuned for details! :)


I love these little white birds!  I have used them almost every season.  (There are some on my winter mantel now.)


Then I found some more of these wall decals/sayings.  (You can find them in the housewares/hardware aisle with the rest of the wallpaper.)  I can’t believe these are only $1.00!!

If you haven’t already guessed one of these is what I used on my platter I showed you in my kitchen decluttering post.  :)


And these little heart picks.  I am thinking I am going to take the stick off and use them in a centerpiece arrangement.  You’ll have to stick around till the first part of February when I reveal it. :)


Have you found anything good at your local dollar store lately?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Valentine’s Day offers

Download a FREE Valentine ebook with all kinds of Valentine Crafts, Crochet and card ideas.

I loved this Sweetheart garland! :)


You can also download a FREE e-cookbook with all kinds of yummy Valentine treats you could make with your kids for their friends or for your Valentine! :)

I love Flourless Chocolate Cake!  Might have to try this recipe.


and I definitely plan on making some Chocolate Dipped Strawberries for Valentine’s – one of my favorites!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Décor on a Dime: Christmas evergreen wreath turned winter wreath!

This was my front door at Christmas.  I had never had a real evergreen wreath before but had always wanted one.  I got a coupon for $10 off $10 purchase from Lowe’s, AND the wreath was only $12, so ….it came home with me! :)  I added some ornaments and a bow and this is how it looked for Christmas.


Even though I have seldom watered it, it was still green and smelling great the first week of January!  I hated to just throw it away, so tried to think of a way to transition it into winter.  I removed the ornaments, bow, and berries and sprayed it with some fake snow spray I got on clearance at Wal-mart for $0.62. :)  Loved the “snowy” look and it wasn’t looking “Christmasy” anymore – yay!


Then I remembered a white berry wreath (that I found at a yard sale before Christmas) and how much I liked my fall magnolia wreath layered with white berries. 


I just hung the white berry wreath on the hook with the evergreen wreath and tucked it in here and there.  I whipped up a simple bow out of some silvery (Christmas!) ribbon and tucked it in among the berries…


And my Christmas wreath is now a Winter wreath! :) 

Perfect to transition into spring. 


My $2.00 investment before Christmas has definitely paid for itself! :)  By the way, I just took these pictures this week and the wreath is still looking great! 

(Wonder how long it is going to last??  Don’t think I can transition it to a spring wreath, BUT if it is still alive I might just have to think of something! :)


So what have you repurposed lately?  Turned any Christmas décor into winter décor? 

I would love to hear about it!