Monthly Archives: February 2011


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Hello everyone! I am going to be totally shameless for a minute.  I have a HUGE (but pretty easy) favor to ask. My family is in a contest to win free milkshakes for a year from our local Chick-fil-A!!!  We are one of 10 contestants.  To enter the contest, we had to submit a photo of ourselves enjoying Chick-fil-A shakes WITH A MUSTACHE.  So fun! To win the prize, our picture has to have the most “LIKES” on it.  So….here’s […]

Help Me Out Here…


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It’s another week, which means more opportunities for some awesome giveaways!  Here are a few of my faves: Here’s a good one ending today:  GO HERE for your chance at winning a BPA free customized water bottle! You’ve got until midnight tonight to enter.  I’m a big fan of anything that will help me and my kids drink more water, and when it’s BPA free, I’m there!! Or how about this:  Enter for a chance at a 4-pack of can […]

Gallery of Giveaways



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Hello…is this mic on? I have an announcement to make, so listen up. Are you listening? Drum rollllllllllll……………………………. As of 10:25 am MST, February 25, 2011, my family and I are officially: DEBT FREE!!!! I’d like to thank my husband for being willing to drop the landline and go exclusively with his employer’s cell phone discount. I’d like to thank the same cell phone company for providing us with very crappy, but FREE internet service.  Has all this terrible internet […]

I Have an Announcement


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Register for Tylenol’s Just Keep Moving Program and you’ll get a healthy living kit, which includes a pedometer. Fill out THIS FORM to receive a free sample of Fanah Face Wash. Try Hearos and Sleep Pretty in Pink for free. GO HERE for free Disney Printables that you can create fun crafts with. Request free Poison Help Magnet and stickers. Sign up to send a free Kleenex pack to a loved one. TEACHERS ONLY:  Go here to request a free […]

Friday Freebies



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Today’s frugal meal is one I tried in an attempt to be a little more healthy.  (although I admit to having added some cheese:-))  The result was pretty dang good! Black Bean Soup 1 tsp minced garlic 1/4 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp onion powder 2 cups cooked black beans – (I cooked my own dried beans in the slow cooker during the day.) – can substitute 1 can black beans 2 cups homemade turkey stock – can substitute 1 can […]

Friday’s Frugal Food – Black Bean Soup (GF)


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So, the Better on a Budget Blog is being featured in TWO different spots today!  Head on over and give these gals some blog love, would ya?? First, check out my feature over at Chez Mukweto.  The gal over there is all about creativity, and I love her blog! And second, head on over here to Feeding Four’s Recipe Link-Up and feature. She has featured my taco salad recipe! I’ve been following her blog for some time because it’s so […]

I’m Being Featured…



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“I would be true for there are those who trust me; I would be pure, for there are those who care; I would be strong, for there is much to suffer; I would be brave, for there is much to dare; I would be friend of all – the poor, the friendless; I would be giving and forget the gift; I would be humble, for I know my weakness; I would look up – and laugh, and love, and lift. […]

Thoughtful Thursday


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Thanks to Live Laugh Love to Cook for sharing this information: America’s food banks and charities continue to need more food, especially high-quality protein foods like eggs, which help build muscle and allow people to feel fuller longer and stay energized. America’s egg farmers donate more than 12 million eggs per year to food banks and charities. Join America’s egg farmers in a commitment to living more healthfully and giving back to the community. For every pledge made, we will donate […]

Philanthropy: Pledge to the Good Egg Project