Friday, October 8, 2010

This looks interesting! Paybox looks like a program similar to Paypal (I have been wondering when someone else was going to get in on that action)! It is free to sign up, actually they pay you $50 to sign up, and you get $5 for each person you refer. Not a bad deal huh? So click this link
to sign up so that I get credit for it and then go tell all your friends!

Take a look at my jewelry creations

I am slowly figuring out how to post items with a link to buy them! Right now I have one jewelry item posted after a couple of hours of trying to post a whole bunch of items--whew!! I am getting it figured out slowly and with a little more time I will have more posted! For now to enjoy the one click on the Sterling Silver Jewelry tab!! This page is my effort to raise money to pay for the Midwifery Today Conference in Portland, OR next March. If you don't see anything you like feel free to donate to my blog over on the right of the screen (every little bit helps and I need about $1000 for the trip)! Thanks for looking!! Check back often for new jewelry pieces!!!

Just a thought!

Looking at ways to save money for my family I came across a website several years ago that suggested writing letters to your favorite company with UPC codes from their products included telling the company how much you enjoy their products could actually score you some great coupons. I haven't actually tried this approach.  I have called companies when I have had a problem with a product, like the time my daughter found a piece of bone on her frozen pizza, and have received coupons for free products. I wish I could remember the name of the website where I found this information. The site included form letters and lots of pointers. The information that I downloaded from the site was saved onto another computer that crashed, (a lesson in the importance of computer backups)! I think I may give it a try on my own and see what happens. If anybody knows of the website that I am thinking about let me know, I would love to find it again!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

It's been a while!

Life has gotten in the way of me posting the last couple of weeks. Our family has experienced a severe outer ear infection, a severely sprained ankle (or is it? we find out more on Friday), a couple pairs of new speed skates (no injuries yet, thankfully) and some really good food!!

Last weekend my daughters made whitefish BLTs--YUM!! Who would have ever thought that you could mix fish with a BLT? (of course this came from the $7 a Meal Cookbook). Some of you may know that I have had to go on a gluten free diet, so my Fish BLT was actually a salad, which was still wonderful!!

Last night a friend brought me shredded pork that had been cooked in Dr. Pepper and a cilantro rice. Both were out of this world!! (I will have to get the recipe!)