Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Stinky countertops

Okay ladies- I need some help. My granite countertops have started to stink like mildew or something. We have been in this house for 9 months and it has never happened before. I just use soap and water to clean them and a clean rag. Does anyone have any ideas to get them to stop stinking? I have also tried the Clorox anywhere spray and Clorox wipes but they dont work. Any ideas? Anyone?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

It's Back!!

I love this deal that does and this year they even offer different sized books for the flat rate sale!

I usually get the 8x10 for about $19 with 100 pages. (not including S&H) They are also offering one for 12.95 (8x8) with up to 100 pages. Offer end Jan 27th.

Get it started now, one year I had a hard time working on it on the last day because everyone else was too!

I would love to hear about it if you make one! I love this deal! normally it would be over $60 to get that many pages! $20+/- for 20 pages and $0.50 for every page after that!

Monday, January 18, 2010

3/20 Beat Cancer Boot Camp Challenge Event

2010 Challenge Event

Anita Kellman, one of my fellow contributors at KVOA, leads an amazing boot camp for women with cancer. They are having a special Challenge 5K Obstacle Course on March 20th.

Heart Garland

I found this cute idea for V-day decorating with a preschooler.

The instructions are here:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Disney for Free

I'm sure most of you have seen the commercials about the new Disney Parks promotion. It's called "give a day, get a Disney day". You sign up at and you select an organization to volunteer with. After you complete their requirements you get a voucher for a free day at a Disney park. The program is good for ages 6+. The Community Food Bank (including the Marana Farm) is one of the organizations participating in this program. I think this is a great opportunity for us to serve in our community, plus get something fun for ourselves. I just confirmed my volunteer day and the time requirement is 3 hours. How can you beat 3 hours of work for a ticket worth $72?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Udder Covers Deal

There is a great promo code for 90% off on our 3 piece gift sets which include the Udder Cover™ nursing cover of your choice, a matching Milk Bands™ breastfeeding bracelet and 2 pairs of 5 ply washable 100% cotton breast pads!

My sister and sister-in-law both have covers from this company and love them!

If you’re not currently nursing, you probably know someone who is or shortly will be! They make great baby shower gifts! We are running a promotion where you can get any of our 3 piece gift sets (regular price $46) for only $5 + S&H ($9.95).
The code is "thanks".

Go to , click on "Shop Now", scroll down to the gift sets, select the one you would like and you will automatically be repositioned to the center of the page where you can enter in the promo code! Type in thanks and it will bring your product total to $5! We are not sure how long this promotion can last.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Call To Action

I have been getting more and more disgusted by the advertising coming from Carls Jr. is urging moms all across the country to voice their disgust at the advertising being used.
(1) CKE Restaurants is a hamburger business catering to family yet they consistently have used s*x to try to sell their product.
(2) In 2003, Hardee's (Carl's Jr.) featured Hugh Hefner as a poster celebrity.
(3) Hardee's also used an er*tic ad featuring a mechanical bull and a scantily clad female.
(4) In 2005, Hardee's used a p*rnographic ad with Paris Hilton using sleazy movements to sell burgers.
(5) In 2009, Hardee's featured their new "Biscuit holes." In the ad, various customers individually name them using such verbiage as B holes, A holes, dingle balls, and biscatles (as in testicles).
(6) In 2009, Carl's Jr. has just launched its newest in a series of raunchy s*x-laden ads. You may have seen the new salad commercial with the scantly dressed lady eating salad in the bath tub.
The *s keep our site g-rated. :-)

What you can do? Their complaint line # is: 1-877-799-7827.

Please call and voice your disgust to Carl's Jr.

Cleaning Recipes

To follow Cherise's post about vinegar, there will be a hand out in the new Home Preparedness binder on sunday, this includes a list of 30 cleaning recipes that use Vinegar, Bleach, Baking Soda, Borax, 3%Hydrogen Peroxide, Washing Soda, Liquid Castile/Dawn/Classic Ivory soap & Zote/Fels Naptha bar soap. In which you can deodorize, disinfect, clean, sanitize, degrease & scrub.
If you can't get a copy then, email me and I will send them to you or post them a little at a time on the site.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Do you have Favorite Deals or Finds -that you just LOVE??

Here are a few of mine:

Floor Sweeper/Dustbuster
I have the Orek version of this (which is now discontinued) but this is the next best thing out there. I even checked consumer reports and this rates very well. I have used this particular model at my mother-in-law's and love it.

In my opinion must haves are:
  • dustbuster (that is removeable)
  • cordless
  • lightweight (so my boys can do it)
  • has the option of doing a quick job on the carpets (not to replace a floor vac)

    I use this [AT LEAST] 3 x's a day.

Lip Gloss
This amazing lip gloss from victoria secret (thanks for the tip Nikki!)
It stays on forever and doesn't gum up and get gross (make sense??) -plus it is shimmery :)

(my favorite flavor/color: Strawberry fizz) $7 ea. or 2 for $12

Cloth Swim Diapers
You can purchase (during the summer) Cloth Swim Diapers.
I think they are around $10ish at Target. Huge $ saver and more comfortable.
-sorry no picture, couldn't find one... but you get the idea.

Yes. Don't be afraid. This stinky stuff is AMAZING.
-I use this for fabric softner(I swear it doesn't make your clothes smell)
-Carpet Rinse -to release and soap residue
-In my sink to get rid of nasty lingering smells
-In the wash to counter act urine smell from my little boy's accidents :)

Here are more amazing uses for Vinegar

Dry Cleaners
On Ina/Thornydale there is a Dry Cleaning place (name?). It's located on the North West Corner of Ina/Thornydale- Same Plaza as Big Lots/Radio Shack/McDonalds.
There prices are 1.75 per item or 2.50 for coats/jackets or specialty items. They do a sufficient job and it's cheap. Love it.
What are a few of your favorite finds?? Please post!

Papa Murphy's: Gladden Farms Delivery and Deals

Yesterday I took the night off from cooking and stopped by Papa Murphy's. They sell amazing take and bake pizzas and always have great specials going on.

Made fresh the moment you order, Papa Murphy’s prepares a variety of unique pizzas that you pick up, take home, and cook yourself. Six-time winner of “Best Pizza Chain in America” consumers’ choice award.

The current deals for the store at Silverbell/Cortaro are:

Chicken Bacon Artichoke deLITE Pizza

Large Pizza for only $7.99

Large 1-topping pizza for $7.99 or

Family Size 1-topping pizza for $9.99

Gladden Farms and Surrounding Area Only Special: They started doing Friday night delivery to Gladden Farms Community Association office again. If you place your order before Friday, they are throwing in a free order of cheese bread wheel, cinnamon wheel, or cookie dough with your order.
There is a 3pm cutoff for orders delivered to Gladden Farms on Friday. Call the Silverbell/Cortaro location for this deal- (520) 744-7122

Gladden Farms Specials:
Game Day Meal Deal: $19.99
  • (2) Large 1-Topping Pizzas
  • Choice of Side (Cheesy Bread, Cinnamon Wheel or Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough)
  • 2-liter of Soda (Pepsi Products)
Make it a 16" Family for only $4 more ($23.99) ($2/per pizza)

Meal Deal: $12.99
  • Large 1-Topping Pizza
  • Choice of Side (Cheesy Bread, Cinnamon Wheel or Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough)
  • 2-liter of Soda (Pepsi Products)
Make it a 16" Family for only $2 more ($14.99)

Girl Scout Cookie Time

It's Girl Scout Cookie time and I have 173 boxes of cookies looking for a home.
They are $4 per box.

Do-Si-Dos®: A sandwich cookie. The round, bumpy perforated oatmeal cookie top and bottom surrounds a peanut butter-flavored layer inside.

Trefoils: These shortbread cookies are shaped like the Girl Scout Trefoil design.

Lemon Chalet Cremes™: Featuring a design of Our Chalet in Switzerland, a beloved Girl Scout World Center, this sandwich cookie has a touch of cinnamon-ginger spice that evokes the warmth of a fireside chat on a snowy evening.

Thank U Berry Munch™: New for 2010. Real premium cranberries provide a delightful tartness in these hearty cookies sweetened with creamy, white fudge chips.

Dulce de Leche: Inspired by the classic confections of Latin America, these sweet, bite-size cookies are rich with milk caramel chips.

Thin Mints: The most enduring and universally familiar Girl Scout cookie. These round, mint-flavored cookies covered with dark chocolate perennially sell the most boxes of any cookie.

Samoas®: These are round doughnut-shaped cookies about two inches in diameter with a hole in the center, covered in caramel and toasted coconut, and then striped with chocolate.

Tagalongs®: These are round cookies with a layer of peanut butter on top, and covered in chocolate.

We deliver free to those in Marana. Call 407-6364 and ask for Stephanie!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Bountiful Baskets

I wasn't sure if everyone was aware that Bountiful Baskets now has a pick up in Marana!

Hartman / Overton - Marana/DeGrazia Elementary School
DeGrazia Elementary School, a Tucson city school, 5051 West Overton Road, Tucson.
From I-10, go east on Cortaro Farms Road. Turn north (right) onto Camino de Oeste. Turn left onto Bald Eagle Avenue. Turn west (left) onto Overton Road.