Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Progresso Recipe Starters: Money Saving Coupons

This day and age means busy schedules for both the working and stay at home parents. We are always running to try and finish things and there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. Getting a hearty home cooked meal on the table sometimes seems darn near impossible, but feeding our children overly processed food makes us feel like unworthy parents.

I am always on the look out for a helping hand when it comes to meal times, so when I heard Progresso had released a new line of recipe starters I was super excited to give them a try.

The first one I tried was the Three Cheese Blend, at first I just made the recipe that comes under the label, each flavor offers a different recipe to fit what is in the can. I was not impressed with the Bacon Mac N Cheese. The cheese blend that comes in the can just didn't seem to fit with Mac N Cheese. Later I learned that the Three Cheese Blend makes and excellent Cheesy Potato Soup (or Cheese and Broccoli Soup) base. You can customize it to your liking but I loved it with chopped bacon, chives and shredded cheddar.

I am eager to try the other flavors, especially the Creamy Portabella Mushroom. You can find all of the flavors on Progresso's website as well as some yummy, yet easy, recipes to go along with them.

You can also save some money while you are at it, click here to print a $0.65 off one can coupon.

While you are at it, click here to print a $1.25 off 4 cans coupon for Progresso® Light soup.  Creamy Progresso Light soups are a satisfying and delicious way to help maintain your weight. Varieties such as the Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese or the Chicken Pot Pie Style pack a flavorful punch in 100 calories!

All factual information related to this post, including links, was provided to me by Progresso through MyBlogSpark, I received no compensation for this post and all opinions are my own.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Give Photo Gifts this year and SAVE$$$

Artscow is at it again. They are offering tons of unique gifts using your own photos. Right now you can choose from a large selection of items for just 99 cents, from mouse pads to keyrings, you are sure to find something for someone on your Holiday shopping list.

I have been using Artscow for years and they have never disappointed me. Below you will see a few picutres of items I have made.

Follow this link: 99 Cent Sale and use my unique coupon code to get any item on that page for just 99 Cents. Coupon Code: morgannauriel80
Hurry this deal Expires September 30, 2012

Please note discount may only apply to one item per household(this is how it was in the past).

Friday, September 7, 2012

Cleaning out the backseat......

I know, what a strange title, but in keeping up with the blog title I figured it was fitting. This is just a recap of life since I took time off.

My grandfather passed away on February 19, 2012. I took it really hard, he was more of a father to me than my own dad. My papaw taught me everything from how to bait my own hook, to how to change my own tire. He was never too busy when I needed him and his death was sudden and unexpected.

While I helped my children and myself heal, other life moments changed and we moved back to my hometown. It took us some time to get use to new schools, schedules, etc but we are slowly getting the hang of things.

Morgan started 7th grade and Auriel 3rd grade, this year. I am so proud of both girls, even with everything we went through and the change of schools the last month of the year, they both made the Honor Roll.

I felt I owed it to you all to explain my long absence, I am very thankful for all of my friends, fans, and readers who stood by me these past few months.

Looking forward to some great posts in the near future,


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Carmex Sticks and NEW Pomegranate Flavor Review

We all know how important it is to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun, but did you know it is just as important to protect your lips?

This is why Carmex Sticks are one of my go to essentials for fun in the sun. Each Carmex Stick is made with an ultra-moisturizing formula and SPF 15 water resistant sunscreen. These sticks come in six great flavors: Original, Cherry, Strawberry, Vanilla, Lime Twist and the yummy NEW Pomegranate.

Carmex Sticks fit perfectly into any beach bag, purse, book bag, or pocket, making them great for the whole family and with so many flavors to choose from, there is bound to be something for everyone. For years when choosing my Carmex products I would only get the jars, I love the way it glides on smoothly and evenly, after giving the sticks a try I can honestly say they go on just as good.

The newest flavor Pomegranate is my new fave, a sweet yet tart flavor that is a really nice change to the usual lip balm flavors on the market. Don't forget that in addition to the great SPF 15 water resistant sunscreen, Carmex Sticks contain the same moisturizing ingredients as other Carmex products so you can keep those lips protected in any weather.

Head over to the Carmex Facebook Page to print a money saving coupon on your next purchase of Carmex Sticks.

I was given products seen in this post by Carmex in exchange for this review, all opinions, comments, or ideas are my own and there was no monetary exchange.