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Hi, I am from Oregon, OH also known as Oregon on the Bay, I work full time as an RN with hope to semi retire and write books on saving money. I am married to Jeff for 25 years and have 3 beautiful daughters, Jessica 25, Kara 23 and Kristie 16. My main goal is to be debt free!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

My Quest on the HCG Diet

Yep, really I started the HCG diet Tuesday. The first 2 days were extremely easy for me, take the drops and eat (eat alot!). What a way to start any diet! Of course all good things have to end, this is day one on "the diet". I think I made it and I even did a short walk today.

If you've been around a while, you'll know I've struggled with weight. Really I've lost all control, hopefully this will give me a little discipline and getting me started to lose a few extra pounds. I'll keep you updated every few days. Oh by the way, if you're not familiar this diet lasts a minimum of 24 days. Welcome to my nightmare, day 3.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fruit of the Loom $1 Off Socks

Head on over Here to their Facebook page and Like them for your $1 Fruit of the Loom socks coupon. Thanks, MoJo Savings

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Security a Growing Concern

Looking for a few simple upgrades to your home? I don't know about you, but security is becoming a big thing now a days. The closest big city by me has recently had a rash of shootings. I really don't know what's going on in this world, but I wouldn't want me or my family to be victimized, home security prattville may be the answer. I never thought about a security system, because we always had a dog. We are at the in-between dog stage so the timing could be right. Living in the country has its benefits, but there are few neighbors around and sometimes I am alone at night. The empty nest syndrome does leave the house empty, and everyone knows I have a huge imagination.

I'm sure installing the system would be easy, generally that's included with the purchase. I love to watch other people work while I'm watching my favorite programs on Direct TV. The wide variety of channels always causes a big fight here over the remote. Oh who am I kidding the remote is never by me, I barely know how to use it!

Monday, June 27, 2011

McDonald's BOGO Free Smoothie Coupon

Head on over to Here to get a BOGO free Smoothie from McDonald's. Thanks, Jessica!

Free Sample Of Honey Nut Cheerios

Head on over to Here to get your free sample and coupon for 75 cents off Honey Nut cereal. Thanks Hip2Save

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Random Blurb With Beer

It's never too late....did you think I would forget? It's time once again for a random blurb with beer. No money saving here, just a quick glimpse into my already warped mind. Let's talk about family. No not my family, just families in general. I like to think there are in-laws and out-laws. Yes admit it, we all have them. I find these are usually the two categories we all fall under. Either you are on the in or you're on the outs. Give it a little thought, it just might make you snicker. By the way, I think that no matter how hard you try you just can't ride the fence with family.

PurePearl Earring Give-away Winner!

Thanks to all who entered my PurePearl earrings give-away. The lucky winner is....Angie! You have received an email and have 48 hours to respond. Look forward to another give-away soon.

House of Meats 1lb Casing Hot Dogs W/$20 Purchase

Go Here to get your coupon for a free 1lb pack of casing hot dogs w/$20 purchase. I'm glad to see its back down from a $30 purchase to a $20 purchase!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Low Entry: Last Day For PurePearls Give-away

Don't forget today is the last day to enter my PurePearl Earrings give-away! This give-away ends at 11:59pm EST. Go Here to enter.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Free Crest Samples

Hurry on over to Here to get your free sample and coupon from Crest. Another Walmart freebie! Thanks Hip2Save

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Time Saving Tips For Busy Moms

Face it, we are all busy whether we are a new mom, a toddler mom, a tween mom or even a teen-ager mom! Sometimes work, daily activities and sporting events can all get the best of us. Staying organized in this busy world really doesn't have to be too hard with a few helpful tips. I've been a mom for a few years and here are my best tips to stay organized:

1. Always plan dinner, especially during the week. Crock pot meals are great for those school days with practices and long work hours.

2. Pack everyone's lunch the night before. Mornings can be hectic. Lost shoes, last minute homework tend to suck our last precious minutes of time. Packed lunches are more economical and usually much healthier.

3. School clothes need to be set out the night before. Fortunately my kids wore uniforms, but many do not. Have clothes, shoes and socks out and ready to go. Let it be part of the bedtime routine.

4. Having clothes ready for work is also meant for moms and dads too. Have a game plan. Rotate outfits, mix and match tops and bottoms. Use accessories too, they help spruce up a tired outfit. I'm fortunate enough to wear a uniform to work so little thinking here for me!

5. Make the kiddos put their dirty clothes in the laundry basket and not on their floors. Splurge and buy each kid a basket. Nothing makes it easier when clothes are all in one place.

6. Call me a prude, but during the school year homework is done first before TV and play time. This makes bedtime easier when the work is done early. Of course there will always be a few oops, the dreaded math paper they forgot.

7. I try to get most of my housework done on Thursdays so I can enjoy the weekend. The house still looks good for guests who stop over, plus my weekends are usually busy enough without saving all of chores for it.

8. My best time savings tip? Who has time to mend or sew a hem? Fabric glue is my new best friend. Oh why hadn't I discovered it years ago?

9. Combine your trips. I always try to stop at the store on my way home from work. Saves gas and my energy.

10. Make healthy snacks for your kids once a week and let them help. I buy larger bags of pretzels and  popcorn and divide them up into baggies. Its a quick and cheap snack for everyone. Grapes and cheese cubes in baggies are great too, the kids can just grab them and go.

I'm sure there are many more tips up my sleeve, but these are just a few to get you started. I recommend starting with one and seeing how well it works for you. Its easy to make these tips yours just by putting your special twist to them.

I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Starbucks blogging program, for a gift card worth $30. For more information on how you can participate click here.

Identity Theft Protection: A Valuable Resource

Do you ever worry about identity theft? I never did either till I thought I lost my purse in Key West. Everything would have been gone. I really didn't worry about my money, I personally carry very little, I was more worried about my driver's license and credit cards. I had beeen doing a little reading on identity thefy and found IdentityHawk has great protection. We all know it's not smart to carry all your identification and credit cards with you, but face it most of us do. Its so convienent to carry everything together. I know if I'm in a store there would be nothing more frustrating than forgetting your credit card because you took it out.

In this day and age identity theft protection should be on everyone's mind. In an instant everything can be gone. Your good name, your credit and valuables, the things that you've worked so hard for can be gone without even knowing it until its too late. Imagine the idea of wanting a new car loan, only to find out you bought one last month. Peace of mind is a value we all love, don't miss out on this type of protection. Identity theft is more prevalent than ever.

Free Sample of MiraLax

Go Here to get your free sample of MiraLax.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Do You Suffer From Chronic Pain?

Being a nurse I've had to deal with all types of patients during my career. It seem as if the patients who suffer from chronic pain are very difficult to treat and help. By the time they are seeking medical help their pain levels are usually totally out of control. Luckily there are new and different products available to treat them. The Tens Unit or Muscle Stimulators work well for patients. While not a new device they are Ultrasound Units that are used to help control pain. They provide impulses to stimulate the muscle.They are usually the first device used for rehabilitation. Sometimes if no relief is found from the simple Tens Unit a LG-TEC Dual Combo TENS Unit and Muscle Stimulator can be used. This device provides the benefit of both units and is relatively inexpensive.

If you're suffering from chronic pain definitely Visit LGMedSupply Company Online. There are many products available and they are in stock. Have questions about any of their great products? Visit their online customer blog for more information. You'll be surprised at all of the new technology available to treat pain. Why suffer check out the new devices and see how your pain can be relieved.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Smokey Bones BOGO Free Entree

Hurry go Here to print your coupon for a BOGO Free entree from Smokey Bones. Coupon expires 6/23.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

House of Meats $3 Off a 9.5 lb Box of Chuck Patties W/$30 Purchase

Go Here to get your coupon for $3 off a 9.5lb box of ground chuck patties with a $30 purchase. Sorry i don't know the retail price on these. Yes the purchase price seems to be a $30 purchase and not a $20 purchase this week.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Random Blurb With Beer

Awwww...another Saturday night blurb with beer. Tonight's topic underwear. Now really think about it 30 years ago thongs were flip flops weren't they? They were worn on our feet and not our butts. However, really think hard about it. They both have a thingy that goes down the middle and bothers me. I guess I'm just not a fashion diva!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Granite City:Free Kids Meal with Adult Entree

Go Here to get a free kid's meal with any adult entree purchase. Expires 7/17.

Free Sample Good Kind Natural Coffee Creamer

Go Here to request your sample of Good Kind Natural Coffee Creamer, yummmm, I love coffee with cream! Thanks MoJo Savings

Building a Nest Egg

Oh my goodness, I really need to retire in the next ten years. I should have never went to Key West! I really have realized what great opportunities are out there if you have a little money to play with. I've already looked at my 401K and I think it needs a little help. I am still considering penny stocks, but if I really read up I believe I could do a little online stock trading. Maybe this is where I need to invest my time. I did look at the companies in my 401K but really, as usual I never investigated too much.

Now I believe if I study a few major companies I could make a little extra money. Yes, I know the whole online trading deal would be new to me, but really a couple of years ago I never even went on the computer. Look at me now a real computer whiz. I know I'm getting a little carried away. As usual, I'll probably play it safe. I'm planning on sticking to companies I've heard of. My first thought on the whole stock deal is how much money do I need to start and how much can I afford to lose? I see I still have some big questions to answer.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

New Smokey Bones Coupons

Smokey Bones just released another great coupon. Go Here to get BOGO entree free. Valid 6/15 to 6/28, not good on Father's Day.

I f you're going today (Like I am, see ya in Maumee!) Go Here to print off a $10 off $20 coupon, this expires today!

Shamelessly Asking for Blogger Help

As you know I'm not all that computer savy. Hee, hee this "young" blogger could use a little help on getting "Links" in my sidebar. Its so easy in a post you just hit the "Link" symbol type in "Here" or what ever then copy and paste your go to link at the bottom. But how can I do this on my Sidebar? Any help is greatly appreciated!

Insurance Help

Unsure of insurance? I know I am. It always gets so complicated for me. I have life, home owners, car, flood and health insurance, but where can I find out some information on each one of them? I only have so much time in one day to look up and review different insurance information. I'm happy I've found the Insurance Information Institute. If I have a question they have tons of information. I even found info on teen drivers. We all know how much that raises insurance rates. Luckily my two older daughters have their own insurance, now I'm just paying for one. I can't image how expensive it would be with two more added to my policy. Thankfully they both have good jobs.

Health insurance is a whole different case for me. The law now states that my children can be on my policy till they are twenty-six years old. Yes, now I do carry all three of them. For me, it wasn't anymore money, plus it saved them money. Fortunately I have insurance from work, but only while I'm working. If I retire early I'll have to get my own. Even if I stick it out till I'm sixty-five I'll still need seniors Medicare Insurance. I guess I can never get out of having insurance.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Free Sparkling Ocean Spray Juice

Get a free sample of Ocean Spray diet or regular sparkling juice for a Facebook "Like". Go Here to "Like" them.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Free Sample of Complete or Gentle Baby Formula

Go Here to get your free sample of Complete or Gentle baby formula.

A Dabble in the Market?

I don't do much in investing. I've really not given alot of thought to it. Yes I have a 401K, but do I really know where their investments go? Not really, but at least I've heard of a few of the companies. Did you know that besides huge companies there are smaller stocks you can buy called penny stocks. I've found the best penny stocks online. There are so many brokers and dealers out there that I do have to give you a little  word of caution. Everyone will take your money.

The benefits of penny stocks are great. You can get right on in when the company is small. Many industries are now promoting penny stocks. Be adventurous and check out some of these sites for yourself. You'll be surprised at some of the companies that are represented. With all of the ups and downs in the stock market now, smaller companies just may be the way to go. You never know when you'll pick one that will soar to the top.Could it be that next new hot Christmas toy? Be adventurous the penny stocks are out there you just have to take a look.

House of Meats 2 Free 5oz Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallions W/$20 Purchase

Another great coupon from the House of Meats. Go Here to get your coupon for 2 free 5oz bacon wrapped pork medallions with a $20 purchase.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Random Blurb With Beer

Ahhhh, yes another Saturday night with beer! This week's blurb will be on let's say aging. I hate being 50, I really do, but I have memorized my new birthday it flows freely off my tongue, 11/13/1981. Yes that is 29! Now a funny little story. This year I was actually called by the voter registration place, we always do absentee ballots, because I never know when I work. I was asked to verify my birthdate! Seems as if I have this date stuck so much in my mind that I actually put it on my voter registration. Well someone has to make sure they really verify those ballots!

And the EdenFantasys Give-away Winner Is...

Thanks to all who entered my give-away, there were 229 valid entries. Sorry I can't count entries after the posted date and time! The winner is Gia Pet! I have emailed you and you have 48 hrs to claim your giftcode.

PurePearls.com Earring Review and Give-away

PurePearls.com is such a great company. I love the Black Fresh Water Pearl Earrings that I was able to pick out. Now I just need that great little black dress to go with them! Really if you're in the market for Pearl Earrings this is the place to go! I didn't realize how many variety and colors of pearls there were. I always veiwed pearls as being white. Not really looking for pearl earring? They also carry a wide variety of Pearl Jewelry too. If you're in the market for Fresh Water Pearls look no further, this is the place to go.

If you'd like to buy these great Black Fresh Water Pearl Earrings PurePearls.com has offered a great coupon code of  MONEY05 that will give you a 5% discount!

Now for the give-away: The lucky winner will be able to choose one  of our AAA quality cute perfectly round pearls  7.0-8.0mm Fresh Water Pearl Earrings in white, pink, lavender or black. This give-away is open to US and Canada
Mandatory Entry: Sign-up for the PurePearls quarterly newsletter (at bottom of page)
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4. Follow me on Networked Blogs (sidebar)
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6. Follow PurePearls on Twitter Here
7. And since I am an avid Tweeter, you may Tweet this 4x a day " #Win a pair of PurePearl earrings at Marilyn's Money http://tinyurl.com/5rnq6u9 Ends 6/25 "

Give-away ends Saturday June 25th at 11:59 pm EST

Disclaimer: I was provided at pair of earrings to review and a pair of earrings to be supplied by PurePearls as a give-away. All opinions expressed are my own.

It's Best to Stay Informed

Think about it, last year I actually become a member of AARP, because my spouse joined I got to be a member at the young age of forty-nine. The membership is free for spouses, so hey why not join? Besides receiving a great magazine I found that there were many interesting articles on Social Security and Medicare. I never realized how important seniors Medicare Insurance is. It made me wonder how some elderly can survive without a little extra insurance. I am especially aware of how expensive health is. Just because I work at a hospital doesn't mean I get free medical care. My whooping ten percent of the bill is killing me right now, I can't imagine paying more than that.

I also became informed about different kinds of home loans. I always knew there were bank loans and broker loans , but I didn't realize the advantage of getting a VA Home Loan. Wow, if you're a veteran this is a great option for you. The rates are so low, definitely a plus for a vet! Also the membership informs you on which loans to avoid too. Not all companies do the best thing for their customers. As always its great to stay informed.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Free Lipton Ice Tea Coupon

Wow, hurry and print this great coupon for a free bottle of 20oz Lipton Ice tea. Go Here to print your coupon. Thanks Mojo Savings

Thursday, June 9, 2011

EdenFantasys Give-away Ends 6/10

Don't forget to enter my EdenFantasys $55 GC give-away, ends tomorrow June 10th at 11:59pm EST. I'll be away at work most of tomorrow, so get your last minute entries in. Go Here to enter. Remember its not a give-away unless you enter! Good luck!

$10 Off $25 Purchase at Yankee Candle

Go Here to get your coupon for $10 off a $25 purchase. Hurry coupon expires July 3rd!

Hurry There's a Swagcode out Till 1pm EST

There's a morning Swagcode our till 1pm EST, just check the blog and earn a quick 6 bucks!

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Free Green Giant Frozen Veges at Meijer's

Yea! This coupon has reset! Meijer's has the boxed frozen Green Giant veges on sale for $1, go Here to print off your 50 cent coupon, which doubles. We love the cauliflower with cheese, yummm!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Check Me Out featured On Posh on a Budget

Yes it's me featured on Posh on a Budget! Please check out my spotlight!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Free Frank's Hot Sauce at Meijer's

Go Here to print your coupon for 50 cents off Franmk's Redhot Original or Wing Sauces(use zip 98052). The small bottle of Frank's Redhot original is 99 cents at Meijer's, which will be free with double coupon! be sure to hit the back link so you can print twice. Thanks frugal living and having fun.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

House of Meats $4 off a 5lb bag of Chicken Nuggets w/$20 Purchase

Go Here to get your coupon for $4 off a 5lb bag of chicken nuggets at the House of Meats. My pick this week? Pork steaks at $1.39/lb!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Random Blurb With Beer

Yes, its that time again for my random thoughts and most likely not full of wisdom! Hmmmm....let's talk about New Year resolutions, shall we? No, I'm not talking about the huge ones, just a simple one. Like remember this one I told you about?
I think it was the first week of January when I promised this was being cleaned out. Funny how I won't post the pic of how the coupon bag looks now. I don't think I can even fit anymore coupons in the bag. Really why do we even think we can do a resolution? I guess I'll ponder on this one with another Bud Light. Surely that coupon bag will wait for me!

Swagcode Alert till 8pm EST

Hurry there's a swagcode out! Check the blog, super easy and worth 7 bucks!

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Save $1 on El Monterey

"Like" El Monterey On Facebook then go Here to print your $1 off coupon.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Creative Advertising

Starting a new business? Need a a great way to promote it without going broke? I think custom promotional pens are the way to go. I can't tell you how many times I've dug through my purse looking for a pen and getting a commercial at the same time. People really do look at their pens. The other day I pulled a pen out and it had a business on it from Key West. I even smiled and remembered what great fun I had there and why I wanted to go back. I can't wait to go back to that restaurant. See what a little advertising can do for you? It makes me want to go back.

If the pen gave me a little smile, imagine what custom envelopes do for me. Any mail that I get with a little Key West advertising is something I open right away. Maybe it will be a great vacation special for me, or at least a discount off a great hotel. Get the picture? Just a little advertising can sway me whether I open the letter or give it a toss. Its a quick way I use to sort my mail.Its amazing what a little creative advertising can do!

May Entrecard Top Droppers

Sincere thanks go out to my Entrecard Top Droppers. Yes, I admit I've slacked off a wee bit, but hopefully that will pick up. My Top Droppers:

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The Ad Master: Tons of Tips and Tricks to help you advertise online. From lists of free traffic resources to advice on keyword placement and linkbuilding.

First Door on the Left: Democrat surviving in Texas. Barely.

Funky Town Disco Music: Once upon a time the music of the 70s, Disco Music, Funky, Soul, Pop Music, who made the history of those years. I was born in the mid 60s, so i lived right in the evolution of these sounds. This blog wants to revive after more than 20 years, the music of those years, memories, friends, first loves ..... For those not familiar with these genres, is a good opportunity to approach these fantastic sounds.

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Well that's it, hope to see everyone next month!

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