Friday, November 15, 2013

French Breakfast Puffs...

Now that I'm done teaching in the college I'm finding a little more time to do the things that I really enjoy doing: like trying out new recipes! So before school the other morning I put together a recipe from Pioneer Woman, one of my favorite cooks. You might notice a trend with many of the recipes I try: they're somehow connected to her.

These little balls of cinnamon/sugar goodness were a huge hit among the teachers and church staff. In fact my husband remarked he like me to make these Christmas morning! So let me share this delectable, and super easy, recipe with you. For step by step instructions in pictures along with the printable link simply go HERE. Enjoy!!
French Breakfast Puffs

What You Will Need:
3 cups Flour
3 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1 cup Sugar
2/3 cups Shortening
2 whole Eggs
1 cup Milk
1-1/2 cup Sugar
3 teaspoons Cinnamon
2 stick Butter

What You Will Do:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups. (Mine actually made 18!!)
  • In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In a different bowl, cream together 1 cup sugar and shortening. Then add eggs and mis again. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
  • Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
  • In a bowl, melt 2 sticks butter. In a separate bowl combine remaining sugar and cinnamon. Dip baked muffins in butter, coating thoroughly, then coat with cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

More Black Friday Previews...

UPDATED: (11/15/13) The CVS Black Friday ad is now out. Click HERE to head on over to Coupon Cravings to check out the great deals. Stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day and the prices in the ad are valid through Saturday, November 30th or while supplies last.

Thought you would like a laugh before perusing through some more Black Friday ads. Here's the list of a few more ads that have been posted about today. Also check out from Coupon Cravings any coupon match ups for even better deals!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Black Friday Previews...

Have you been making your Christmas shopping list? Then you might want to head on over to Coupon Cravings and check out the different retailers below to see what they will have on sale for Black Friday:
  • Sears--Begins Thursday 8 PM Doorbusters, Prices Good until 1 p.m. Friday
  • Walmart--Begins Thursday at 6 PM with 1-Hour In-stock Guarantee
  • Sams Club--Begins Friday 7 AM, November 29th
  • Target--Begins Thursday 8PM with Multiple Doorbusters. FRIDAY ONLY: Spend $75 or more and get 20% off one shopping trip between December 1st-7th.
  • Dollar General--Open Thanksgiving Day from 7 AM-7 PM
  • PetSmart--Begins Friday, November 29th, at 7 AM
  • Rite Aid--Open Thanksgiving Day between 8 AM and 5 PM and re-open Friday at 7 AM
The CVS and Walgreens have not been posted yet over at Coupon Cravings but you can check out pictures of the  19 page ad for Walgreens HERE. CVS has not yet released their ad. I will post as soon as I know the coupon match ups! Happy Shopping!!

Me? I think I'll just shop from home and try to earn some cash back through Ebates. You should really check out this easy way to earn cash back on your online shopping...and you get $10 bonus for just signing up! Simply go HERE to sign up for FREE and start your holiday shopping online early this year...and earn a little something back for yourself!

What about you? Are you braving the shopper rush this year?

(Thanks, Coupon Cravings)

The Most Wonderful Time...

...of the day, that is! Starbucks is hosting a Share Joy event beginning November 13th thru November 17th. On these days from 2-5 p.m. when you buy one handcrafted holiday beverage you can get one for FREE (of equal or lesser value)!! What a tasty way to kick off the holiday season. Try the new Gingerbread Latte, Caramel Brulee Latte, or Peppermint Mocha. You can even try my personal favorite, Pumpkin Spice! Be sure to invite a friend and enjoy!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November Thirty-One Special...

Sad to say but I no longer sell Thirty-One products. Once we moved I found myself surrounded by Thirty-One consultants who were all doing tremendous jobs at selling these great products.

So since I no longer sell I am able to host a catalog party for the upcoming Christmas season. My party will begin November 27th and run thru December 8th. There is guaranteed Christmas delivery on all orders placed by December 10th. You can even have your item shipped directly to you!!

You should really head over to my consultant's website HERE to see all the great new products in new  prints and styles! And of course there's always a special. Here's the special beginning November 27th...

It's the Holiday Holi-Buys for $5!
For every $35 you spend Nov. 27-Dec. 20, get one of five for only $5:
Littles Carry-All Caddy (Orig. $12--Save $7!!)
Every-Day Wristlet (Orig. $28--Save $23!!)
Perfect Pet Leash (Orig. $18--Save$13!!)
Tote-A-Tablet (Orig. $28--Save $23!!)
Perfect Bottle Thermal (Orig. $18--Save $13!!)

Know of someone who would LOVE a Thirty-One bag for Christmas? Then this would be an awesome opportunity to cross that name off your list! 

Don't miss these great deals!! I'll be sure to keep you posted as to when you can begin ordering. In the meantime, check out the new catalog HERE and start making a Christmas list!

See How My Tummy Grows...

I know, I know...three long months of absolutely nothing and here I am.  My days have been filled with teaching K4 to my daughter, then heading off to teach in the high school, home to throw in laundry, fix dinner, clean, prepare lessons for the next day, and then off to teach "Teaching Methods" to ladies looking to earn a degree in Christian education.  It's felt like all I've done is eat, sleep, and work...all the while watching my waistline expand.

Remember this picture from June?
So this is what #3 looks like now...
It's taken 25 weeks just to start showing, courtesy of being tall I guess.

We're less than fifteen weeks out from little Jackson's arrival and I can't wait! Seriously...I'm ready to be done being pregnant.

You can check out more photos my husband took today at our family website, Just the Three of Us: The Smiths.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Get $20 for Shutterfly....

My Coke Rewards and Shutterfly are teaming up together to bring a special holiday gift for you. Simply enter 3 codes by 11/30, and make your season extra special with $20 towards Shutterfly holiday cards. Once your codes have been entered, a link will appear with your reward! Click this link and follow the directions to claim your reward. My special Shutterfly code was sent to my inbox where I was able to copy and paste it into my account where I have until December 31, 2013 to use it. Enjoy!!
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