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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!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tropical Traditions Skin Exfoliator Give-Away Ends Tomorrow...Low Entry

My Tropical Traditions Skin Exfoliator give-away ends tomorrow September 1st at  11:59pm EST. This is a low entry give-away! Go Here to enter this give-away.

I Always Knew Kids Were Smart

I can't believe kids are as smart as they are now a days. When I was younger we tended to play outside and run around. An educational game for us was playing school. My how the time's have changed. Even when my girls were young, there wasn't a wide variety of toys. Parents today are lucky to have so many educational toys for kids. My daughters were at the beginning of the computer age so all of the gadgets and games weren't available for them. I do have to admit though, my girls loved soft stuffed animals. Their beds were so full of them that sometimes they were difficult to find. Talk about a little over indulgence.

My girls loved to read and I even had a cute little rocking chair for them. That rocking chair was as important to them as the book. I believe childrens play furniture is an important aspect of learning. What kid doesn't want to have a cute table and chair made just for them? Coloring is so much easier when the table fits the child. I'll also let you in on a secret my girls read and colored a little longer when they had their own special spot.

The Magic Warble Winner Is....Take Two

My first winner never responded after 4 days so time to pick a new winner for The Magic Warble Give-away, drumroll....LuLu (Laurie) you have been emailed and have 48 hours to send me your info.

Skillet Bacon Jam Review



Looking for a new way to spice up your burger, eggs or sandwich? Look no further, the answer is Skillet Bacon Jam. I recently had the opportunity to try this great product and it's not a let down. I have to admit when I received the jar the spread color was a little funky, however when I opened the jar my nose took over. It smells so good I couldn't wait to try it. I actually stirred a spoonful in my scrambled eggs and it was great. It totally enhanced the eggs.To me it has a sweet smokey bacon taste with a hint of onion, its just what my eggs needed.

What exactly is bacon jam? Its really good bacon rendered down with spices and onions, simmered and with a quick puree. I tried it on a grilled cheese sandwich and it suddenly became restaurant quality. Who knew I could make such a great sandwich!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

It's That Time of Year Again

Can you believe its the last day of August? I can remember when I couldn't wait for summer to start. Honestly in Northwest Ohio, September is the start of the fall season and I don't even have all of my daughter's school supplies. She started school a week ago and well, I guess I'm a little slow. Don't get me wrong, she's a Senior this year and there aren't any supply lists until school starts. However, one week in and I still have a few items to buy.

Sometimes I don't know what kids do with everything. For example last year I bought at least five binders for her for school. Do you think she knows where any of these are or what even happened to them? I'd think a she'd at least have an idea. If your kids are like mine, they just want new and won't even consider using last year's model. It was a fate worse than death one year when I made them re-use their book bags! I do know somethings have to be bought new every year. Notebook paper and spiral notebooks are a necessity at my house. I also made the mistake of upgrading to mechanical pencils one year, now that costly little pencil is never off of my supply list. The excuse? No classrooms have pencil sharpeners any more. I'm guessing I'm lucky a laptop wasn't on her supply list.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Smokey Bones $10 Off $20 Coupon

Smokey Bones new $10 off $20 coupon. Head on over to Here to print yours. Coupon expires 9/4.

Toledo Groupon: America Rent-All $9 Propane Tank Refill

Hurry on over to Here to get your Toledo Groupon deal, $9 for a propane refill from America Rent-All located on Byrne Rd. It will keep you grilling till the cold Ohio winter!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Help For Aging Parents

Work, family and aging parents, how do we find the time to do it all? I know when my mother lived here my life was so crazy. I wanted only the best for her, however my own family had so many needs too! Fortunately nj senior care is available. My heart was sickened when she was at the nursing home. She was provided great care, but it wasn't home. After giving it much thought, I took her home with me. Yes, I knew how much work it would be, but I prepared. Her room was well thought out before she arrived. We also made wide aisles in the living room to accommodate her walker.

I knew I would need help. My husband was home all day but there were many things he just couldn't do for her. My mom was very funny about bathing and dressing with a man present. On the days that I worked I had a home health aide dress and bathe her. What a God send! I had such peace of mind knowing she was being taken care of. If you're in the New Jersey area and need assistance in your home new jersey elder care may be your answer.I truly believe the last few months of my mother's life were enjoyable, she was surrounded by the family that loved her while getting all of the care she needed and deserved.

Free Beauty Bag From Target (Back Again)

This is a great one and will go quickly! They offered this several months ago and it was great. Head over to Here to request it. Its loaded with freebies and samples! Word of warning the site looks jammed, keep trying! Thanks Who Doesn't Love Coupons

House of Meats Free 1lb Casing Hot Dogs W/$25 Purchase

Head on over to Here to nab your coupon for a free one pound of casing hot dogs from the House of meats with a $25 purchase.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Frito-Lay Give-away Winner Is....

Thanks again to Frito-Lay for sponsoring my great give-away and thanks to all of my readers who entered. Drumroll please....the winner is Bonita12, you have been emailed and have 48 hours to get back to me.

Free Sample of Briwax

Hurry over to Here to get your free sample tube of Briwax, everything a woodworker would want. Thanks MoJo Savings

The Winner of The Magic Warble Is....

Congrats to everyone who entered my give-away The Magic Warble. Once again thanks to my sponsor Victoria Simcox for this give-away. If you're new blogging it goes to show you never know who you'll meet on line! The winner is Dana! You have received an email and have 48 to get back to me.

Think You Don't Like Coffee?

Who doesn't love coffee? I know I do! I'm finding my tastes are changing. I used to only drink regular coffee with cream, but now I'm getting a little more daring. I love lattes, frappes and espresso now! Who would of ever thought that. I've even been looking at Saeco Espresso Machines to satisfy my new found love. I'm finding that there are so many varieties available its hard to choose just one. Being the frugal person that I am, you know I will be looking for a deal.

I used to believe you're a coffee lover or you're not, but many of my friends who never drank coffee are now turning to java. Yes the price of coffee keeps going up, but a large can of coffee can last me well over a month. That's a bargain to me, because where else can I get forty days of my favorite beverage for under ten bucks? Even with my addiction of a pot a day that's less than the price of soda pop. Think about it, that's around a quarter a day. Even I'm worth that much! Still debating about coffee? Give it a try there are so many varieties out there I'll bet you'll find one you like. I know I've found several.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Free Sample Olay Pro-X Clear

Head on over to Here to request your free sample of Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Intensive Refining Sulfur Mask Sulfer Acne Treatment and Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Complexion Renewing Lotion. I'd hurry on this one! Thanks The Frugal Navy Wife

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

2 Great LOW ENTRY Give-aways Ending Soon

I have 2 great give-aways ending this week and both are LOW ENTRY! The first is The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox. A charming fairy tale read for tweens. A great Christmas gift and will be signed by the author. Only 6 entries as of now. Go Here to enter. This give-away closes at 11:59pm EST 8/25.
I also have a great Frito-Lay give-away that is LOW ENTRY, 30 entries as of right now. This give-away closes 8/26 at 11:59pm EST. Go Here to enter this give-away.

Really, who wouldn't want to win one of these great prizes, enter, enter, enter!

I Can Always Use a Little Help

Remember my HCG diet? Lately I've really been in the mood to improve myself. Weight has been such an issue my entire life for me. I had a great walking program going a couple of years ago, but that's fallen through. I really don't know what happened to it. I definitely need to get a little more motivated. I not only want to lose a few more pounds, I want to stay healthy while doing it. I hate to say it, I'm getting older and why not stay in shape? I could use an exercise program, especially one that I help to make. Maybe this time I can follow it more.

I know I have limitations. I'll never be a body builder, but why not look good? Okay, maybe I'll just look better and not good. I'm thinking about checking out some of the books by Timothy Ferriss. A little extra discipline will never hurt. I've read self-help books before and find there is always a bit of information that I can use. No matter what the topic I find that there are certain strategies  that are always presented that I had never thought about. Why not invest a little reading time on me? We all know I need all the help I can get.

Toledo Groupon: 2 Chick-fil-a Sandwiches For $3

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Hurry head on over to Here to nab your Groupon deal for 2 Chick-fil-a sandwiches at Westfield mall for only $3, retail value is $5.98.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Denny's $7.50 For $15 Food Coupon Toledo Area Only

Another great deal from JB Deal of the Day. Head on over to Here to get your certificate for $15 worth of Denny's food for $7.50. Sorry Toledo vicinity only!

EdenFantasys Spicing Up the Bubble Bath

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Please note all links go directly to EdenFantasys site and is intended for adults 18 and over. Please skip this post if you are offended.

Oh the weekend will be here before we know it. What are your plans? A great dinner or maybe a movie? That's great but what about after your date? Before your big night, why not pamper yourself with Naughty Bubbles bubble bath.

A luxurious a relaxing bath can relax you and make you feel glamorous. What's more fun than a bubble bath that will make your skin feel soft and sexy, not to mention the great scent. EdenFantasys is the place to go when your looking for something special to spice up your weekend. Whether your looking for something romantic or just something "extra" you won't have to look any further.

School starts this week for most of us, and I know we've all been so busy getting our little ones ready. Why not take a weekend off and take care of ourselves? Its will be well worth the sitter! Oh heck maybe I won't be taking that bubble bath all alone. Don't tell the kids it will be our secret, hopefully the bathroom door still locks.

Smokey Bones $5 Off $15 Coupon

Hurry on over to Here to get your $5 off $15 coupon from Smokey Bones. Hurry coupon expires August 28th.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bob Evan's BOGO Free Breakfast

Bob Evans Breakfast
If your a Bob Evan's Email subscriber be sure to check your email today. There is a great coupon for a BOGO free breakfast.Coupon expires Sept 1st.

Going To Disney?

Everyone knows how much I love Florida. I've been to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and who can forget my great vacation in the Florida Keys? I'm thinking before I'm too old I want to go to Disney. When I went to Orlando about ten years ago we headed to Universal Studios and can you believe it, we never made it to Disney. I really don't know how that could have happened. This time I think I'd like to rent a vacation home. I'm tired of the hotel scene. Yes, I won't argue they are nice , but I'd like more, and you know me, maybe I'd stay a little longer. Vacation homes in Davenport Florida seem like the ideal place to stay. These great homes are close to Disney, and are only about 10 to 15 minutes away. Personally, I think its great to be just a little bit away from the action. I like a quiet night away from all of the crowds.

On the other hand there are great vacation homes in kissimmee fl.We all know how the downturn of the economy has affected everything. These great homes are close to Disney, but are so affordable. I never dreamed that I could stay in such a great home for so little. I used to think that only hotels were affordable, but now I'm finding out that there are many different options available.The great thing about vacation rental homes is the space and privacy. I thought I would have to go to a resort, but there are so many amenities available, why price resort prices when I can have it for less? I didn't realize that vacation rentals were in great communities and even have huge clubhouses available to me. I'm weighing my options, a great vacation rental in a prime community that costs less? I don't have to think too hard on this one.   Now may truly be time for that last great vacation with my daughters. If I wait any longer I'll probably be taking my grandchildren.

TGIFriday's $5 Off $15 Coupon

T.G.I. Friday's®
TGIFriday's is offering a new coupon, take $5 off any $15 food purchase. Head on over to Here to print. Coupon expires 8/24.

Walgreen's Free 8X10 Collage Print

Yipee even I can do this! head on over to Here and use the code: PRINTONE to get your free collage. As usual order pick-up in store to avaoid any costs. These are great for free.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Coach Factory 30% Off Coupon


Hurry over to here to get your coupon for 30% off at The Coach Factory. Kristie and I are heading up to Birch Run next week, maybe a new purse? Thanks The Suburban Mom

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Smokey Bones $10 Off $20 Coupon

There's a new Smokey Bones coupon out $10 off $20! Head on over to Here to get your coupon. Hurry coupon expires 8/21. Yipee its good the entire weekend!  

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tropical Traditions Skin Exfoliator Review and Give-away

Thanks to Tropical Traditions for allowing me to review another great product. I was excited to review their Organic Skin Exfoliator. My feet are always in terrible shape especially during the winter months, but now in sandal season I want them to look top notch. I have to admit, I've never used an exfoliator product on my feet and heels. I tucked it away on the shower cubby to use next time. I couldn't believe it when my daughter said she used the product and how great her feet and heels were. They were so soft and smooth and left  them feeling silky. needless to say, I couldn't wait to try the product. I used it the next day in my shower and guess what? She's right nothing could be better. I hated to put on sneakers my feet were so smooth. Even the dry skin on my toes is gone.

In addition to using only the best oils available for the skin, all other ingredients used in Tropical Traditions Skin Exfoliators are 100% natural. Our hand-made Exfoliators contain no alcohols, no artificial fragrances, and no petroleum products. Because we recognize that many have sensitivities to fragrances, we offer an unscented version. For the varieties that are scented, we only use high quality organic essential oils imported from France which are distilled with low temperature and low pressure over an extended period of time. Low temperature and lower pressure have proven to be the most effective method of obtaining all of the essential constituents from the plant, and provide our products with the very best quality fragrances available.

Exfoliating smoothes the skin, unclogs pores, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.


Buy It: To purchase Tropical Traditions Skin Exfoliator go Here

Now on to the Give-away:
Mandatory Entry: Subscribe to Tropical Traditions Here

Want more entries?
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5. Enter any of my active give-aways (Leave separate entries)
5. Tweet this give-away up to 4x's per day: #Win I want to win Tropical Traditions Skin Exfoliator on Marilyn's Money @marilynjaegly: http://tinyurl.com/44myng7



Give-away ends September 1st at 11:59 pm EST
Disclaimer: I was provided the skin exfoliator to review by Tropical Traditions. My opinions are my own and I received no other compensation for the post. Tropical Traditions is responsible for providing the give-away prize.

Chili's Free Appetizer or Dessert on August 16th

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Hurry to Chili's on August 16th onlt to get a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of an adult entree. Hurry over to Here to get your coupon.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

House of Meats: Free 1 lb Boneless Chicken Breast W/$25 Purchase

Go Here to get your coupon for 1lb free chicken breasts with a $25 purchase. Sorry guys $25 seems to be the norm now!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Random Blurb With Beer

Another Saturday with beer! The week just seems to fly by, but then I've been on vacation! No, not a fun or exciting one this time, just that word, what is it? Staycation. Really isn't it a Homecation? Or am I really just saying, I'm home for lack of money to do anything really fun. Now I don't know about you, but a real vacation is a thousand times better than a Staycation. No matter how glamerous it sounds nothing beats a vacation where you go away. Trust me, I know, I'm saving my pennies next time for another great vacation.

I Saw That House on the Web

Have you looked at the housing market lately? We all know its a down market and everyone is unsure when the housing market will boom again. If you're unfortunate and in the market to sell be sure your agent uses realtor marketing. There's so much social media out there, who wouldn't want to use every aspect of advertising and media out there. I know when I go to sell my mom's house I want to use an agent who does it all. Placing a "For Sale" sign is just not enough in this tough market.

Local newspaper advertising was great when I bought my first house over twenty-five years ago. I used to scan the ads. Now times have changed and the Internet is the way to go. I can look at hundreds of homes in less than an hour. I love all of the virtual tours that are available. I can see the entire property and usually the inside of the entire house. Now people can buy and sell in confidence with most of the housing facts already known. Why would you want anything less from your real estate agent?

Granite City: Free Appetizer W/Purchase of 2 Adult Entrees

It's been a while....here's a new Granite City coupon. Head on over to Here to get a coupon for a free appetizer with the purchase of 2 adult entrees. Coupon expires 8/31/11.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Famous Dave's Free Meal If Your Name is David


Sunday August 14th is Dave's Day at Famous Dave's if your Dave, David or Davy you get a free entree. If your middle name is one of the 3 you get 1/2 off. The one in Toledo is participating. Don't live in Toledo? Go Here to get a list of participating restaurants.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Looking For a Deal on Jewelry? Try True Birds



There's a special Groupon Deal going on right now for Ventura county! The great deal is get $50 worth of jewelry for $25 from True Birds on line store. The fine print:  Expires Feb 15, 2012 Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per order. Not valid until 8/14/11. Online only. Not valid for sale items.

Go Here to purchase this great deal from Groupon.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Challenges Changing a Squirmy Baby

Wow, its been a while since I've changed a squirmy baby, but I can remember it so vividly. My oldest baby Jessica was my biggest challenge. I was a new mom with little diaper changing skills. "Jingling Jess" is always what I called her. I never knew how a baby could be so squirmy. Between looking around, arching her back and flipping over, I had that precious diaper to apply. Oh yes, and sometimes I have a little mess to clean up!

Fortunately those days are over for me, but Jingling Jess could have benefited from Huggies new quick change Little Movers Slip-On Diapers. Huggies not only has a great Leak Lock System , but they also have absorbing layers that keeps moisture away from baby. How I would have enjoyed the stretchy sides and easy tabs for removal. Nothing is worse that a wet baby and wet jammies. I would of had to do some quick and handy work in the middle of the night just to get her diaper on. I couldn't bear to turn a bright light on during the night so the Little Movers Slip-On Diapers would have been a life saver.

The day was just as bad with Jingling Jess. She never wanted to settle down or lay down. Diaper changing wasn't much easier during the day. Boy did she squirm! I never knew such a little thing could be so wiggly! Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers would have been just the right solution. Quick and easy access, just what any new mom needs,especially one with little experience. Oh how I wish these were available when I did diaper changing. Lil' Jess would have been so much happier.

Here are some of the challenges I would face changing "Jingling Jess":
1. Inexperience itself changing a baby
2. My own lack of sleep
3. Trying to keep the night quiet. Hubby had to work
4. Trying to change a diaper on a fussy, hungry baby during the day
5. Putting her in outfits that increased the diaper changing challenge

How's your diaper changing skills? Hopefully mine have improved with age, however Huggies quick change Little Movers Slip-On Diapers would be an asset to any new mother. New moms have so many other worries besides diaper changing.  Oh if only Jingling Jess would have laid still!

Disclosure:I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Huggies blogging program, for a gift card worth $35. For more information on how you can participate click here.

Del Taco 29 Cent Tacos Today Only

Oh my I'm late on this one! The deal is from 3pm to 8pm today only get 29 cent tacos from Del Taco. The Del Taco on Secor Rd is particiapting. Head to their Facebook page Here to see who is NOT participating. Also look on the left hand side on their Facebook page to snag more coupoons with any purchase. Could still be a cheap dinner tonight!

Where Do I Park?

Do you own your own business, and yet no one knows exactly where to park? I know many smaller businesses share parking lots so why leave your customers confused? Why not put up some great parking signs that direct your customers to the right spot. I know sometimes I get fed up when parking is an issue. If you own a business in a large city, your customer could even be ticketed or worse yet towed! I know I wouldn't want to lose a customer that way. Also who wants their customer to come just once, when a few simple parking signs may do the trick for you.

I know when I'm looking for a new business, I value the information on road signs. I have to laugh, I really wish they'd say, "Marilyn, turn here." but of course I know that's not realistic! A good road sign tells me where the building is located and hopefully where I'm allowed to park. I know I can't be the only one wanting this information. I have the tendency to drive right on by and go to a familiar place when I can't find a new business. What a shame to lose a new customer that way.

Frito Lay Taste of Home Recipe and Give-away

Frito-Lay is introducing their new delicious lineup of Lay’s Regional Flavors made with all-natural ingredients, and I can't think of any other way to try them but spicing up and old recipe. I've posted before about my great scalloped potatoes, but here goes a new twist on them: I'm using Creamy Garlic Ranch since it's from my region. These potaoes are special because my mom only made made them a few times a year and there were never left overs because we'd eat the whole pan!
bag and description of lay's chiptole ranch

Scalloped Potatoes with a Twist!
This recipe will feed 5 to 6 hungry people as a side!
Ingredients:
3 to 4 pounds thinly sliced potatoes
1 stick margarine (yes you can cut a few calories by using a 1/2 stick)
2 Tablespoons flour
3 cups milk (sometimes I add a little more during baking)
Salt and pepper to taste
Frito Lays Creamy Garden Ranch potato chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, add sliced potatoes to roaster. Dice up margarine and sprinkle around potatoes. Sprinkle the flour over the potatoes, add the milk, season and stir. Now the twist add about 1/3 bag of crushed  Creamy Garden Ranch potato chips over the top. Bake for 1 hour, stirring several times. I bake mine with a lid on. The potato chips soften and provide an extra kick my family just loves. No more plain scalloped potatoes here!

Besides trying the Creamy Garden Ranch, I'd love to try the Balsamic Sweet and Onion and the Garden Tomato and Basil. You can view all of their flavors Here.

Now on to the give-away: Frito-Lay will provide the winner with  a variety pack of  Lay’s Regional Flavors potato chips! This give-away will end August 26th at 11:59 pm EST.

Mandatory: "Like" Marilyn's Money on Facebook Here

Want more entries?
1. Tell me which of the new Lay's Regional flavors would be your favorite
2. Follow me on Google Friends (Sidebar)
3. Follow me on Twitter @marilynjaegly
4. Follow me on Networked Blogs (Sidebar)
5. Tweet the following up to 4x's per day: #Win I want to win a variety pack of Lay's Regional potato chips on Marilyn's Money @marilynjaegly 8/26 http://tinyurl.com/3pt8jvq #FritoFlavors


Disclaimer: Please be aware Frito-Lay provided me with the chips and will also provide the give-away prize of the variety pack to my winner. This blog post is also an entry into their Taste of Home recipe contest.

Have a Hard to Fit Man?

I know I love to go shopping, however shopping for a large guy can be difficult. The sleeves are too short or things just don't look right. Fortunately there are many Big and Tall Clothing shops available on line. Like me, its hard for a guy to walk right in to a regular retail shop and find something right off the rack. I find this even more true if he's looking for something special. I never realized tall guys hate wearing short ties with their suit.

Need a new suit or just some new pants? Trying to find the right size and style in a regular men's store can be frustrating, and I don't know of too many men who love to try on clothes. After just two outfits my man is ready to give it up.You can tell he's not like me. He finds that shopping on line is quick and easy,and the sizes and colors are always available. Heck, he can even avoid the whole mall scene by shopping on line. Most on line stores offer work clothes to play clothes to underwear and the sizes and colors are always available.Seriously I hope he doesn't find out or we'll never go to the mall! Maybe I'll keep this my little secret.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Magic Warble: Book Review and Give-away


How exciting to receive this great book. I'm really smelling a great Christmas gift for your tween here. The Magic Warble is superbly written by Victoria Simcox, with all the magic and fairy tale imagery that goes along with it. The story tells about Kristina Kingsly a child who is usually on the outs with her classmates and who's best friend is Raymond, her pet rat. Christmas break is fast approaching in school and Kristina receives a small gift from her teacher. Clueless, Kristina can't wait to take it home and see what it is. This unusual gift finds her transported to Bernovem, a home of dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals, and yes even an evil Queen Sentiz.

Kristina is now "the chosen one". Before she never fit in but now she holds the "Magic Warble" that will release the evil spell placed on the city by Queen Sentiz.Kristina must place the "Magic Warble" in its final resting place.However, her journey is not alone. She meets up with Prince Werrien, a teenage boy as well as many other friends and fairies to guide her in her placement. Kristina must beware the journey is not easy. Mountains, evil "zelbocks" and the Queen herself all want to foil her in her mission. The story will keep you on edge while finding a soft spot in your heart.

This is really a look out Harry Potter book. I was intrigued from the first chapter. While written for tweens the book will keep any adult wanting more. I personally found the book a pleasure to read, outside of my usual genre.

The book can be purchased directly from the author Here
or
The book can be purchased from Amazon Here

A note from Victoria to her fans from her Blog: she is 90% finished with the next book in the series!

On to the give-away: The winner will received a signed copy of The Magic Warble. The give-away will end August 25th at 11:59 pm EST
Mandatory: Visit Victoria Simcox's blog Here and leave note in comments

Want more entries?
1. "Like" Marilyn's Money on Facebook Here
2. "Like" The Magic Warble on Facebook Here
3. Follow me on Twitter @marilynjaegly
4. Follow me on Google Friends (Sidebar)
5. Follow Victoria Simcox's blog Here
6. Tweet this give-away up to 4x's per day: #Win I want to win an autographed copy of The Magic Warble on Marilyn's Money @marilynjaegly ends 8/25 http://tinyurl.com/3z8xv4d

Disclaimer: I received an autographed copy of  The Magic Warble for my review, however all opinions are my own. The winner receive the same book provided by the author.

Free Softsoap at Kmart

I had to try this deal before I posted it! Hurry over to Kmart to snag your free Softsoap liquid hand soap. The soap is on sale for $1 and there is a coupon book at the front desk that has over $85 in coupon savings. Fair warning you are allowed 2 and must have their Shopping Your Way Rewards card. Mine actually rang up and said I owed 45 cents. I knew that was wrong. I did have to head on over to the servic desk and have them figure it all out. The end result? Two bottles for 14 cents. Thanks Hip2Save for alerting me to this deal!

Free Suave Sample Box From Walmart

Head on over to Here to get your free Suave sample box from Walmart.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Free Martha Stewart's Living Magazine

Hurry Rewards Gold is offering a FREE subscription to Marth Stewart's Living Magazine. Go Here to fill out a simple survey. I've received many free magazines from this company. Thanks TammiLee Tips

Chili's Today Only 8/8 Kids Eat Free

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Chili's today only kids eat free with any adult entree purchase. Go Here to get your coupon.

Smokey Bones $5 Off $15

Hurry on over to Here to get your coupon for $5 off $15 at Smokey Bones. Coupon expires 8/14. Not the $10 off $20 I had hoped for, but it is good through the weekend.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

House of Meats $5 Off a Summer Cookout Package

Head on over to Here to get your coupon for $5 off a Summer Cookout Package, they retail for $79.99 without coupon.

Help I Have Junk

I can't believe I still have junk at my mother's house. She's been gone over two years now. It's not totally my fault or just a lack of motivation, my older daughters lived there too for almost a year. My mom's gone, they've long moved out, however why do I still have junk? Its seems to just accumulate for me. My mom's leftover stuff, my daughters' long forgotten items, and yes a few items of my own. I don't know how I'll ever get rid of it. I've even considered Appliance Removal Chicago for help. They remove all kinds of unwanted items.

A decluttering action plan has to be set in place. I'm tired of taking care of everyone's items. The ultimatum? I'm giving everyone one month then all of their junk is gone. I don't know why they all assume they can store their seasonal items in the upstairs bedroom. It's overflowing with items. I hate to say it, I really don't want their high school yearbooks either. Really this year neither daughter put up any of their decorations. They either bought new or just didn't decorate for one reason or another. Yep, wish me luck on this one.

Free 8X10 Today Only at Walgreen's

Hurry over to Here to snag your free 8X10 picture today. Be sure to use code "FREE" and order in store pick-up.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Random Blurb With Beer

Yes, it comes quickly, another Saturday night with beer blurb! This week's topic....kids. Yes we all have them, those precious little Rugrats, even me! If you've been reading a while you know mine are a little older, but I know the popular saying, " A son is a son, till he gets him a wife. A daughter is a daughter, you got her for life!" I have 3 daughters by the way, who all have hearts as big as gold. It amuses me when they give advice, afterall, I've wiped their butts and kissed their wounded knees. I am a mom who's lived a while (of course only 29 years!) and one who has a vast amount of worthless knowledge in my repertoire (my Jeopardy ability proves this). I still make mistakes. Gee, did I really say that?

Well...I Peeked at My 401K

Yesterday I got the nerve up to look at my 401K balance, down $8000! Hmmmm....maybe there won't be any early retirement for me.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Wouldn't You Love a Great Smile?

Looking for a great dentist? Well look no further especially if your looking for a San Antonio Texas Dentist. I know if you're like me and absolutely hate to go to the dentist now is the time to get back on track. Plus  you're in luck if you live in the San Antonio area. There is so much new technology in the dentistry field compared to when I was a child. Now really is the time, even if its been a few years. You'll be amazed at what your dentist can do for you.

I'll let you in on a secret, I get my teeth whitening gel from the dentist. It works so much faster than the over the counter brands. I feel that nothing gives me greater confidence than nice white teeth. Have bigger issues? Don't worry San Antonio Cosmetic Dentistry can handle it. Wouldn't it be great to have that nice smile again? Nothing can be more embarrassing than a chipped or missing tooth especially as we age. I know a nice smile makes me look younger, and really who doesn't want to stay twenty-nine a little longer? I know I'm loving my great smile. Go ahead now is the time to call for that long overdue appointment.

Ruby Tuesday's 2 Free Mini Burgers with Fries/ with 2 Drink Purchases

Another Facebook freebie, head on over to Here to Like Ruby Tuesday"s on Facebook and you will be emailed a coupon for 2 free minis and fries with 2 drink purchase. Thanks Hip2Save

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Free Fall Favorites Cookbook from Gooseberry Patch

FREE Cookbook: Gooseberry Patch Fall Favorite with Sun-Maid Raisins & Dried Fruit
Hurry head over to Here to snag your free Fall Favorites cookbook from Gooseberry Patch. Thanks MoJo Savings

$5 for $10 Worth of Food at Del Taco

JB Deal of the day! Head on over to Here to sign up for great local Toledo Deals (look around there are many other cities available for deals). Today's deal is Del Taco on Secor road, $10 certificate for $5!

Bath and Body $10 Off a $40 Purchase

Now through August 7th, use this coupon to receive $10 off a $40 purchase at Bath and Body.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Smokey Bones $10 Off $20 Coupon

Looking for a great deal? Head over to Here for a $10 off $20 coupon from Smokey Bones. Hurry coupon expires August 4th.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Tropical Traditions Winner Is....

Thanks to everyone who entered my Tropical Traditions Powdered Laundry Detergent Give-away. There were 97 entries and the winner is All About Coupons 4 Fun! You have received an email and have 48 hours to respond. Look forward to a few new give-aways coming soon.

Entrecard July Top Droppers

Thanks again to all of my Top Droppers in July. I appreciate each and every visit you make. Congrats to my top ten droppers:

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.

Picture to People: Researches about Computer Graphics. New free software for graphics. Hot free graphic effects.

Be There 2 Day: A personal blog about anything and everything, fun, humour, randomness and rants.

Game News: Lates Update New Games

Horror Jungle:A Primeval Podcast Wilderness For Horror Movies Both New And Old.

Graphic Texts: Tutorials about easy ways to get professional text effects using free online tools.

Internet business Guide for First Class Progress: This Internet Business Guide For First Class Progress provides you with step-by-step tutorials, marketing strategies, and techniques to shorten your learning curve and boost your online success so you, too, make money online.

Small Town Mommy: Small Town Mommy chronicles my day-to-day life. I share my thoughts with my readers, hopefully make someone laugh, and ask for advice. Stop by and get to know me and my family and friends, here in our small town.

GCHK Business Finance Blog: This is site a Business Financial Blog, that reveals about Business, Finance, Advertising, Loan, Money, Payment, Real Estate, Investments, Entrepreneurs, Career, Marketing

Slightly Sarcastic: Sarcasm, stories and lots of BS

Want to be a part of this great free advertising community? Click my link!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Last Day to Enter Tropical Traditions Laundry Detergent Give-away: Low Entry!

Today is the last day to enter my Tropical Traditions 5 pounds of powdered laundry detergent. Who wouldn't want to win something practical! Be sure to go Here to enter before 11:59 pm EST.

But I Stiil Want to be Fashionable

Yes, I finished my big diet, but I still have a little weight to lose. I feel better about the way I look, but I still need to wear plus size clothing. I want to look fashionable, sassy, yet classy. I don't know about you, but sometimes its hard to find just the right outfit. I don't want to look old, but I'm not a teenager either.

My biggest trouble is finding a great pair of jeans. I never can seem to get them to fit just right. I'm short too, and that always poses a problem. They're always dragging in the medium length or too short in the petite length. I'm sure I can't be the only one! My waist must be huge, because it seems like I really have to suck it in to button them, then the thighs are so baggy. There has to be a pair made just for me.

I do have to admit, I was able to find a great bathing suit this year, and fortunately I found it before vacation. I won't go into how difficult that can be. It never fails that the only clerk that can help me is someone who doesn't even know what a plus size is. I'm finding I prefer to do more and more shopping on line where there  is a wide variety of sizes that fit me.