Monday, October 31, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - Week of October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!  My kids are geared up and ready to go trick-or-treating.  We will have a Rex from Toy Story 3 and Thomas the Train roaming our neighborhood in search of sweet goodies!  I personally have my favorites and secretly search my boys' bags for these goodies which include Laffy Taffy, Nerds, anything gummy, and Kit Kats!  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to enter my Renuzit Fresh Accents Giveaway!

Monday - Pizza and Wings
Tuesday - Meatloaf with Broccoli and Cheese Sauce
Wednesday - Chicken and Tortilla Enchilada Bake
Thursday - Ham and Potato Soup - trying again, we did not get to make this last week!
Friday - Eat Out
Saturday - Date Night
Sunday - Turkey Roast and Mashed Potatoes

This post is linked at MPM at I'm an Organizing Junkie!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Renuzit Fresh Accents Review And Giveaway!

There is a new Renuzit air freshener product now available just in time for the holidays!  Renuzit Fresh Accents is an attractive new air freshner that offers:
  • Stylish versatile two-sided holiday design
  • Two holiday fragrances - Winter Berry and Festive Snow
  • 30 days of continuous frangrance odor elimination
  • No plugs, batteries, or flames needed

I was able to try out both fragrances of Renuzit Fresh Accents.  I put the Winter Berry in the window of my kitchen to give my kitchen a festive aroma!  The sun was shining through the air freshner which gave the effects of snowflakes due to the backlighting effect of the holder.  The scent was amazing and lasted the 30 days as promised! 

I cannot wait to purchase more of these for the holiday season.  The best part is Renuzit Fresh Accents are about 1/3 less than the competitors at around $2.00!  What an amazing deal is that!

Everyone can try this product for free with the rebate found here!

Plus, 1 lucky Spend Less 2 Save More readers will win 2 coupons for a free Renuzit Fresh Accents compliments of Renuzit!

To enter:
1.  Follow Spend Less 2 Save More (in sidebar) and leave a comment
2.  Like Spend Less 2 Save More on Facebook and come back here and leave a comment
3.  Link to this giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment here that you did so

Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on 11/15/11!

Renuzit brand provided free samples of Fresh Accents air freshener so I could review them. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.

Friday, October 28, 2011

New Ebay Listings

Time to declutter for Christmas!  I just posted some hot items up on ebay!  The sad part is they are all brand new with tags still on them.  Its amazing what you can find in your closets when you start to clean them out and de-clutter!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - Week of October 24, 2011

So I've been MIA for a week, sorry about that.  Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.  Life just sometimes gets busy and other things need to take a back seat!  On the other hand, I had a wonderful night out with a dear best friend this weekend and we went and saw Footloose.  I had serious doubts about this movie, because I loved the first one so much.  Well, I LOVED this one too.  I honestly cannot say which one I like better.  I would go see this movie again.  Such a great, cheer you up kind of movie, I think I had a smile on my face the whole time in the theater.  I would recommend checking it out!

I will have a giveaway coming up this week compliments of Purex Insiders, so stay tuned!  Here is what is on the menu this week!

Monday -Chili and Cornbread
Tuesday - Ham and Potato Soup
Wednesday - Sharon's Macaroni Casserole
Thursday - Beef Enchilada Pie
Friday - Grilled Cheese and French Fries
Saturday - Eat Out
Sunday - City Chicken and Mashed Potatoes

This post is linked at MPM on I'm and Organizing Junkie!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Winner..

of the Freschetta prize pack is Jessica (reklaw422@).  An e-mail has been sent to you to claim your prize!  Congratulations and thanks to all that entered!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cheerios 4 for $6 Starting 10/13/11

I am so super exited about this deal, it is unreal!  You can get 4 boxes of Cheerios for $6 at Giant Eagle starting on 10/13/11!  That is an amazing stock up price!  Even better, I am completely out of them and am in desperate need of them!

Make the deal even better by using coupons:
$1/2 from the 9/25 SS

Monday, October 10, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - Week of October 10, 2011

We go from a cold, windy, rainy weekend last week, to a gorgeous sunny, warm weekend this week.  Nothing like unpredictable weather in this part of the country!  But then again it is October, so I will take another day anyday to wear shorts and flip flops!  It's the last week to enter my FRESCHETTA Prize Pack Giveaway to win FREE pizza!  Here's to a great week!

Monday - Hamburgers (taking advantage of the warm weather)!
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday
Wednesday - Frozen Pizza Night from FRESCHETTA (Enter to win your own frozen pizza night here!)
Thursday - Grilled Chicken and Easy Seasoned Potatoes
Friday - Meat Manicotti and garlic bread
Saturday - Eat Out
Sunday - Roast Beef and Mashed Potatoes

This post is linked at Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Funday - The Jump Yard

Welcome to another week of Sunday Funday! My family is out to find adventures every week at local places in our area. I will be featuring a trip we took each Sunday. We live in the Cleveland, Ohio area so most of the locations will be in this area, unless we get adventurous and travel further! If you ever visited the place that is highlighted, let me know you experience in the comments!

The Jump Yard
13700 York Road
North Royalton, OH 44133

Children under 30” and parents always FREE
Children 30”-35” - $8 weekday / $10 weekend
Children 36” and over - $10 weekday / $12 weekend

Yard Card! – 10 visits *anytime *no expiration - $80 (up to $40 in savings!)

Free parking is available and it is a short walk to the door.

Once a month, The Jump Yard hosts a Sensory Night which is closed to the public but open to families with special needs.

Hours of Operation:
Monday & Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday thru Friday – 4 pm until 8 pm
Saturday – 10 am until 8 pm
Sunday – 11 am until 6 pm

*Hours are subject to change; check the website for the weekly Open Play schedule!

Large inflatables to jump on plus a Toddler play area for the smaller guests. There are tables for the parents as well as private rooms for parties.

Striving to be a community leader of indoor entertainment, healthy lifestyle activities and fun for all age groups, we offer an exciting blend of attractions, including:
  • a variety of unique and exciting inflatable play structures
  • an infant/toddler area for kids 3 years and under
  • a parent lounge, including complimentary WiFi and flat screen TVs
  • a concession stand featuring delicious treats and healthy snacks
My Kids’ Favorites:
1. Everything – my kids love to jump and slide on inflatables, this is their type of paradise!

 My Favorites:
1. Parents are free and can go on slides/inflatables with their kids.
2. Large open area where you can view your children on different inflatables at the same time.
3. Great for different age groups, my 5 year old 2 year old can both enjoy themselves.

Time Commitment:
We normally spend about 2 hours at The Jump Yard. Sooner or later the kids have to tire out!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Weekend Website Walk

I love to follow blog links and check out others blogs and recipes.  Here is a new one I found this week that would be worth your while to check out:

$300 A Month to Feed My Family of 5 - I struggle to stay under $350 for a family of 4 so perhaps I can learn some new tips here!  The write of the blog Sara won the 2010 All You Grocery Challenge!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Don't Waste It...

I had to post this in honor of Steve Jobs, something we all struggle with on our daily lives. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Kid's Resale Shops

I consider myself lucky, I have two boys ages 5 and 2 both born during the winter season.  What this means to me, is that boy #2 gets all the "hand me downs".  When he needs "new" clothes I just go down to the basement and bring up the next size from our bins of clothes.  I never need to buy him anything, except socks!  Sometimes I feel guilty, but then again I get to use all my clothes twice and it a great budget saver!

Now for my oldest son, I need to shop for him and one way I like to shop is at resale shops.  We have a wonderful one in the city where I live in which I frequent every couple of months.  Now granted, I do not believe you purchase your child's entire wardrobe at a resale shop, what I do believe is that you can pick up a couple pieces to add to his closet.

Well today I stopped into browse, and I found 3 really nice items.  One of which (the blue polo) still had the original Old Navy tags, BINGO!  I ended up spending $12.55 for a pair of dress pants and two polo shirts.  Now that is what I call a bargain!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - Week of October 3, 2011

Rain and more rain!  It's been a rainy week here and we have had 2 soccer games rained out and practice!  This weekend was also cold!  After we enjoyed a trip out for some ice cream Friday night, we returned home and on went the furnace!  The weather is suppose to be more seasonal this week with some sunshine, so hopefully those soccer fields can dry out and the boys will be able to finish their season!  Have a good week everyone!

Monday - Hamburgers and Oven Baked Parmesan Seasoned Fries
Tuesday - Beef Enchilada Pie
Wednesday - Frozen Pizza Night from FRESCHETTA (check out my giveaway!)
Thursday - Skillet Lasagna
Friday - Eat Out
Saturday - Date Night
Sunday - Dinner with Family

This post is linked at MPM at I'm an Organizing Junkie!

Beef Enchilada Pie

What’s a girl to do when she wants enchiladas but she only has 6” fajita shells? Make a Beef Enchilada Pie! All of the same ingredients in traditional enchiladas but layered and baked in a pie pan! Genius and absolutely delicious!

1# ground beef
1 Tbsp taco seasoning
1 can of enchilada sauce (I used mild and mine still had a “kick”)
½ cup salsa
¾ cup water
10 flour tortillas (I used the 6” fajita ones)
Non-stick cooking spray
1 ½ cups shredded cheese (I used the Mexican blend, but cheddar will work fine)

1. Brown beef in a skillet and drain off fat.
2. Add taco seasoning, enchilada sauce, salsa, and water and bring to a boil.
3. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes.
4. Preheat oven to 350F
5. Warm your tortilla shells in the microwave for 30 seconds.
6. Using a pizza cutter, stack the tortilla shells and cut into 2” strips.
7. Spray bottom and sides of pie pan with non-stick cooking spray.
8. Arrange half of tortilla strips on the bottom and up the sides of the pie pan.
9. Pour half of the beef mixture on the tortilla strips and top with ½ cup shredded cheese.
10. Layer remaining tortilla strips on top of the cheese and top with remaining beef and cheese.
11. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes, slice like a pie and enjoy!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sunday Funday - The Children's Museum of Cleveland

Welcome to another week of Sunday Funday! My family is out to find adventures every week at local places in our area. I will be featuring a trip we took each Sunday. We live in the Cleveland, Ohio area so most of the locations will be in this area, unless we get adventurous and travel further! If you ever visited the place that is highlighted, let me know you experience in the comments!

The Children’s Museum of Cleveland
10730 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106(in University Circle)
Phone: 216-791-7114

$7 per person (children and adults)
Infants 11 months and under are free!
Memberships are available

Discounts are given to AAA members
There are often coupons in various coupon books such as “Enjoy the City”.

Ample free parking is available on the east, south and west sides of the Museum.
The Museum is accessible to people with disabilities. Numerous groups of children with physical and developmental disabilities visit the Museum each year with special attention given to their individual needs.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Exhibit areas close 15 minutes prior to museum closing.
Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, Installation and Removal of our Sand Exhibit (dates vary)

Indoor exhibits on multiple levels throughout the museum.

Exhibits include the Big Red Barn, Bridges to Our Community, House and Hospital, Safe Rides For All Kids, Splish Splash, and a seasonal exhibit that changes.

My Kids’ Favorites:
1. Splish Splash – kids get to put on their rain coats and play in a large water table to learn about water transportation, weather, and the earth’s water systems.
2. There is a seasonal sand exhibit in the winter where kids can dig in the sand and build sandcastles. It is literally a huge room filled with sand!

My Favorites:1. Parking is convenient to the front door.
2. Easy to see multiple kids playing at the same time in different areas
3. Great for different age groups, my 5 year old 2 year old can both enjoy themselves.

Time Commitment:
We normally spend about 2 -3 hours at The Children’s Museum of Cleveland. Make a day of it and pack a picnic lunch! There are picnic tables outside as well as inside by the Splish Splash exhibit.