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Weekend Wind-Down Party #6

Hello Friends & Welcome to the Weekend Wind-Down Party #6

valentines day card 2013

Hopefully you are not in a sugar coma from eating too many sweets but are home relaxing or preparing for a fun-filled maybe sun-filled weekend.  Truth be told, I am not a big proponent of Valentine’s Day.  The thriftinista in me knows that tomorrow all the candy at Walgreens will be 50% off – 2 boxes for the price of 1!

Anywho, let’s get this party started with this week’s featured posts. Please feel free to copy and paste the button onto your blog page as it will also be featured on our Pinterest Page.




Carrie This Home

A Different Kind of Gift For Valentine's Day

Calm Healthy Sexy


Mrs Domestic Bliss

Mrs Domestic Bliss


View From The Frig

Gurvy Green

Gurvy Green


the colored door

the colored door


God's Growing Garden
God’s Growing Garden


On The Daily Express

On The Daily Express

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Farmer’s Market Friday

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Today is “Black Friday”, and in the United States it’s the day after Thanksgiving, noted as the first day of Christmas shopping. Crowds of consumers are drawn to special offers by retailers and some people even lose their minds!

Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your point of view this year some retailers began their Black Friday sales Thursday night!

Die hard Black Friday shoppers are those who after Thanksgiving dinner will leave the warmth of their homes and drive to stores to camp out overnight for the latest, lowest priced gadget. 

Are you a Black Friday Shopper?  If so, more power to ya just don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes, carry snacks and a bottle of water in a small purse and check out this 2013 Black Friday Shopping Guide.  

Have Fun and Be Safe!

camping out on black friday

I don’t like shopping in the holiday madness and prefer to stay local which is why I like places like the Dutch Country Farmers Market in Middletown. My sons are older so there’s no need to wait until Christmas to buy them gifts, those days of hunting for Tickle Me Elmo, Furby or Star Wars memorabilia is long behind me.  I can now enjoy leisurely shopping and watch others stress – lol!

Here’s a look inside our local Farmers’s Market

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Tomorrow is Shop Small Business Saturday so come back to see which Middletown Shops I’ve featured.

Happy Black Friday – Smooches


September in the 60’s

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

I know some of you were wondering why this week’s posts were  dedicated to the 60’s…well I’ll tell ya…

September Twentieth Nineteen Sixty One

I was born!!!!

 Yes, today is my 52nd Birthday

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I was going to post some old baby pictures of myself, but unlike me, my mother didn’t take many nor did I have any.

Yesterday a co-worker surprised me with a card, candy and this balloon so here I am pre-celebration

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 BTW – I didn’t make the 152 by 52 weight loss challenge…but I’m not giving up!


Snacks of the 60’s

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday

Oftentimes I find myself spending way too much money on junk food and snacks at the grocery stores.  I wonder if subconsciously it’s because my grandmother didn’t buy a lot of snacks while we were growing up.  It’s funny because in her later years she always wanted candy or something sweet to eat after dinner or while watching TV.  I wonder if that also stemmed from her not having sweets as a child even though her father owned a candy store in Canton, North Carolina in the early 19oo’s.

apple pie McDonald’s Apple Pie and Peanuts Candy were her favorites. peanuts candy

My grandmother thought snacks should be fresh or dried fruit, stalks of celery and carrot sticks that was always in a large cup of  ice water on the top shelf of the refrigerator.  On rare occasions there would be a jar of Pimento Spread to dip the celery sticks in.

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Although, she may not have bought us a lot of  junk food, candy or sweets, that didn’t mean that we didn’t find a way to get some!

My sister Gloria and I would save our coins and when we had enough money we’d run up the hill and straight to the corner store for some of these unhealthy treats:

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pixi sticks candy cigs wax bott mary jane candy onion rings slim jims

I am now the same age that my grandmother was when she began raising us, and I finally appreciate a good piece of dried fruit or fiber stick!  It’s funny how some things that we are taught in our youth doesn’t make sense until we actually experience it later in life.

When shopping I also make sure to purchase fresh fruit including apples, bananas, and oranges as well as cheese and crackers but those Oreo Cookies and Ice Cream seem to get eaten first.

What were some of your favorite snacks growing up and what snack if any do you buy now?


Snack $avings @DollarTree

Hello Friends, I hope you are having a terrific Tuesday!

Recently, I read an article that had suggestions on the products that you should and should not buy at your local Dollar Stores.  I agreed that buying party supplies and paper products was a good idea and with not buying toys which may contain high levels of lead.  Purchasing cleaning supplies saves money, but I only buy name brands because some of the others are watered down which makes them a waste of money.

The only statement in the article that I did not agree with was that food items should never be purchased.  Granted there are some items in a Dollar/99 Cents store that shouldn’t be purchased because of it’s obvious non-compliance with FDA’s regulations, however, there are a lot of products that I would and have bought at Dollar Tree stores.


The state of the economy has forced us all to be more frugal but my sons are trying to eat me out of house and home!  They are always snacking and can easily polish off a large bag of chips in one sitting…wonder where they got that from (lol).  Therefore, I am always on the hunt, usually with coupons in hand, in search of snacks that they will eat and be satisfied without breaking the bank.

That’s where Dollar Tree comes in, and it has always been my “go to” store for snacks, even when the boys were small, it was the place to stop before going to the movies.   Not all products are sold in all stores and I was surprised with what I found in their freezer section, taking note that packaging was clearly marked Made in the USA, (The Bronx, NY, Altoona, PA, Pennsauken, NJ and Rancho Cucamonga, CA).   There are many name brand products made specifically for non-grocery type stores as evidenced by their sizes, however, the quality remains the same and manufacturer’s coupons are accepted.


Turkey Creek Snacks – Pork Rinds/Chicharron (for me)

Pennysticks Brand Pretzels

David Sunflower Seeds

Utz Onion and Garlic Potato Chips

Popcorn Indiana Sea Salt Popcorn

Luigi’s Italian Ice

Baker Best Soft Pretzels

Golden Krust Jamaican Patties

Sapphire Teriyaki Noodles and Vegetables

Our Foods Orange and Teriyaki Chicken

Do you shop at dollar stores, and if so, what do you buy?


Thank you Jennifer and Christine at store # 3730, Beaver Brook Plaza, New Castle, DE, for a pleasant shopping experience.  The shelves were fully stocked and the store was very well maintained!

BTW – don’t forget to complete the customer survey on the back of the receipt to enter their sweepstakes!

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OOTD – A Little Bit Country

Hello friends and Happy Hump Day and Halloween Wednesday.  

I am finally back to work after being off since last Thursday and it’s all good in the neighborhood!  This denim riveted skirt has been hanging in my closet for almost a year, hubby gave it to me and I love the big side pockets.  I was in search of a pair of booties from Goodwill but found these at Rugged Wearhouse for $10.00 (woohoo).  I am not overly impressed with the pairing of the shirt, so my next search will be of a plaid to give the outfit a more country look, right now it’s a little Gypsy!

Sequins top – Marshalls // Skirt – Booties – Rugged Wearhouse// Tights – Ross

We will not be participating in trick or treating this year – sorry kids, please don’t egg my house

but if you are, be safe and don’t take any candy from strangers – lol!!!

Linking up today with The Pleated Poppy & Marion Berry Style  – hop on over and read a new blog

Have a fantabulous day  – Smooches!

Walgreen Savings

I had several coupons that were expiring at the end of the month and my men needed more body wash so I made a quick trip to Walgreens on Monday.


Gillette Body Wash -B1G1 50% off
$1.00 off – PAID $3.25 each

Irish Spring Body Wash – 2/$6 + $3.00 Register Reward
$.50 off – PAID $2.75 each or FREE with Register Reward

Right Guard Body Wash – B1G1 Free
$1.00 off – PAID $1.99 each

Sally Hansen Salon effects – B1G1 50% off
$2.00 off – PAID $6.86 each

Haribo Candy – 2/$3 – I missed last week’s sale for $.79 cents
$.30 off – PAID $1.20 each

Twix mini candy bars – $2/$5
$2.00 off 2- PAID $1.50 each