Saturday, March 3, 2012

A 2.99 sealed Rice Cooker.

I don't know about you, but I always mess up rice.  It either gets too mushy or not soft enough.  :(   I found this NEW IN THE BOX amazing rice steamer at the Goodwill this week for only 2.99.  Yowza. I love that store!

now I just need a handy dandy rice spoon and I will be good to go!

Friday, March 2, 2012

I was kicked out of the Goodwill

Yes it is true.  The Goodwill threw me out of its establishment tonight.  Did I too heated over a zany coffee mug?  Did someone steal "my" green clover sweater?  Did I pretend to fall on the slick laminate floors?  No no no.

By accident, I swapped my visa card with my boyfriend's visa card.  We both have identical cards from the same bank, and when we are hanging out we use each other's all the time. Whoops.

I went to ring up my 19 dollars worth of treasures... handed over the card.  After a long pause and an untrusting glare, the clerk asked for my ID.  I handed it over, and she said she simply could not help me. UGH.   So embarrassing. In 14 minutes (before store closing), I managed to get to an ATM and hurry back for my treasures, but it was embarrassing nonetheless.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Chicken from the Goodwill

I bought this at the local Goodwill for an adorable little girl I know.  She loves him and named him Paulie.

He only cost .50 cents!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Free Heartburn Medication yay Prilosec OTC

Here is a link to a free sample of Prilosec OTC, a useful heartburn medicine that I love!

Free Prilosec OTC

I would also like to add that a lot of times you can ask your doctor for free samples of a drug that you need (especially if you are uninsured).  Doctors are given thousands of free sample packs of drugs a year and most of it gets thrown away because of expiration dates and because most people just don't *ask*.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The best things in life are free

Many may disagree with me, but I think the best things in life are free.  Here are a few free things I think are awesome!

1. Saying I love you to someone
2. Going on a walk outside
3. Writing someone a letter
4. Organizing drawers/purses/backpacks to make your life easier
5. Donating old stuff to charity
6. Doing a favor for someone
7. Listening to NPR (okay, you need a radio.. but it doesn't cost anything to listen!)
8. Going to the library
9. Starting a blog on blogger (okay you need internet and a computer.. but it is free, which is awesome!)
10. Making a list of everything you are grateful for.

So that is some of the stuff that makes me really happy.. and all of it is free.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


I cannot praise this free program called Photoscape enough!

It pretty much does everything that photoshop does, and it is free.  I use it for about 90% of my photo enhancing needs.  It is so easy to use and I like I said, it does nearly everything that photoshop does with the exception of working with 'layers'.

Here is a link to download it:

Photoscape Free Download

And no worries, there are no annoying ads or strange viruses with this program.  Weekly updates are the most annoying thing I can think of!   I have been using it for years.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Oatmeal and Bananas

I will admit it.

I am one of those fat people who always cries that it is too hard to eat healthy because it is "so expensive".

Really that's a crock.

Awhile ago, I found a list of the cheapest foods on the planet.  I was wowed by the fact that everything on the list was healthy.  heh!

The two foods I took off of the list to apply to my own diet:

Bananas and Oatmeal.

Total Cost: $2.68
Caraaaazy.  That is 42 oz of oats and 5 bananas.  Throw in some free sugar packets from the gas station and that is a whole week of healthy breakfast for 53 cents a day.  Cut those bananas in half and 2 people can chow down!