Sunday, May 31, 2015

Frugal 4 Ingredient Cobbler

Good Afternoon dear readers, we have an unusual cobbler recipe much like the generational cake.  This recipe does not need milk or eggs to activate it.  You use seltzer water has the agent. This is one of those recipes its so easy you'll be saying why didn't I think of this idea.  It's got a tang from the seltzer with the lemon coming through.  I guarantee this one will be in your recipe book its a keeper. I adapted this from allfreecasserole recipes to fit my families needs.  Here's what you'll need to make this recipe:

1 cake mix-I used lemon you can use any kind you want to complement the fruit you use.
16 oz frozen blue berries
1/2 liter seltzer water-because I could not find flavored seltzer water I added juice to it
1/3 cup lemon juice

Take a 9 by 13 baking pan grease it up.  Pour your frozen berries in the bottom covering completely. Take cake mix pour into mixing bowl adding your seltzer water and lemon juice.  Mix well and pour over berries.  Place in oven at 350 degrees and cook for 1 hour until fork comes out clean.  It tastes incredible be sure and eat it warm that's where the flavors come out.

                                                                Finished Product    

                                                              Ingredients you'll need

                                                                    Frozen Berries

                                                  Chemical Reaction with the seltzer water

                                                                Batter all mixed up.
In case you missed it here's the other recipe that didn't need eggs or milk enjoy.

Sunday Selfie-The Vaporizer Effect

Good Morning my furry peeps, we are joining the Sunday selfie with kitties blue today.  I apologize for the smoky effect of my photo today.  I'm experiencing allergy problems and had to be in my sauna room.  Basically had the vaporizer running in the bedroom.  This is a great little machine it helps clear up my sinuses.  So I recommend asking your humans for one its really fun.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Are Store Rewards Cards Worth It?

Good Morning dear readers, would you love to have a full pantry?  Do you sometimes worry that you wont be able to buy the stuff you need to take care of your family?  In this economy money is tight and you need to be able to save where you can. Yes rewards cards can help you build your stockpile. You can make them more effective by combining the store coupons with manufacturers coupons.  I recently got an annual savings report from CVS.  Here's how I did for the year.

Extra Savings

Sale Price Savings (from using extra card card)                               $276.25
Extra Care Coupons
*  Extra Care Coupon Center                                                           $8.24
*  Exclusive Coupons(email, receipt and online)                               $58.93                                                     

Extra Savings Total                                                                        $343.42   

Extra Bucks Rewards

Quarterly Extra Bucks Rewards                                                       $6.00
Weekly Extra Bucks Rewards                                                          $65.00
Beauty Club Extra Bucks Rewards                                                   $0.00
Pharmacy Club Extra Bucks Rewards                                              $0.00

Extra Bucks Rewards Total                                                              $71.00

Savings and Rewards Total                                                              $414.42

Not bad but this is something I can improve.  How did you do at CVS would love to know.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Caturday Art-Full Of Warmth Kitty

Good Afternoon dear readers,  I found this lovely photo of Frankie and wanted to play with it. I don't know what I did with the original.  I went to pizap and put a light stream through the photo.  Then did a fall tone frame and it looks just lovely.  If  you have bad photos try playing in the photo filtering programs and see what you can create.

If you like what you see check out my shop at where you can find this image on many gifts for your family and friends.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Selfie-Playing Keep Away From Mom

Good morning dear readers and fur friends,  yes mom chased me down and got a photo.  I even went up on top of the fridge and cabinets to get away.  I finally gave in and took this one of me on top of the fridge. I like getting up here because mom's a munchkin and can't reach me.  Boy on the other hand is a giant and can get me down.  So here I am.  

Saturday, May 23, 2015

CVS Trip-Almost Free Toiletries

Good Afternoon dear readers, I did a run to cvs today to get some deals that came in my email.  Note double check when you load your email savings to your card.  I got into the store and proceeded to the coupon machine and the items I had loaded were not printing out at the machine.  I had to have the manager check to see if they were there.  I then did my shopping and checked out. But when I double checked receipt they still were not taken off.  Make friends with your cvs people they are really nice and gave me the money that was not taken off back.  So here's what I got this week.

Store Brand Toilet Paper-$3.99
4-Bottles of  Dawn Dish Soap-$.99 each
2-Tressemmee Shampoo-$4.00 each used $2/1 for each
2-Friskies Rise and Shine can-$.75 each not the price I like to pay but if I don't bring any home their is the wrath of Frankie to deal with as it is he stood by the cart waiting for the cans when I got home.
1-Bottle of Generic Flavored Water

Total before coupons/ecbs/sales $24.69                   After coupons/ecbs/sales  O.O.P.  $3.43

Don't know what percentage because of the mess up with the $5/15 and the $2 skincare ecb.  So almost free.

I'm laying on the cute so give me my can or I start tearing up the house and your glass cats get the claw.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Caturday Art-Toxic purple double vision

Good Morning dear readers, mom got camera happy and one of my photos did not turn out.  It had a weird double vision look to it. Mom decided to play in pizap and see what she could do.

                                              Has you can see I had the double vision

                                                     This was done in an overlay

This was done in the frame of toxic purple.  What do you think of this weeks arted up photo.

If you like the photo you can find it in my zazzle shop at

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Teachable Money Moment

Good Afternoon dear readers,  has you all know my kids are in their late teens.  There are not a lot of teachable moments I can share but  I came across one today.  If you want to teach young children about saving money start here.  The book "A Chair For My Mother" by Vera B. Williams.  This book tells about a young girl and her family experience a  house fire and have to start all over again.  The mother gets a large jar from her work to put all their change and tips in to save for a chair.  They don't have a lot of furniture after the fire and the little girl wants to get a chair for her mom.  They save their money and go to the store and buy the chair.  A wonderful book showing children the importance of saving money.  What brought this up someone in my apartment complex put out a large jar for anyone to take and kyle got it.  We are putting all are change it and will treat ourselves when its full. So give it a try and give your son or daughter a large jar to save money.

                                               The giant jar is behind the book

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Another Great Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Using Ground Ginger

Good Morning dear readers,  I picked up a magazine at my last doctors visit.  They had another recipe for a anti-inflammatory smoothie.  The anti-inflammatory agent is surprisingly ground ginger. I did not know ground ginger was an anti-inflammatory agent.  You can find the ginger in the spice aisle at your local grocery store.  This recipe is really easy and I drank it and felt it was going to my bad knee again.  Another added benefit to ground ginger it helps with an upset stomach.  Who knows maybe it will keep the bad side effect from my techfidera from being really bad.  My med causes extreme acid reflux.  I have to take omniprezole to keep it down.  This recipe was altered to fit my families needs. Here's what you'll need to make this smoothie:

1 cup fresh or frozen  strawberries
2 kiwi chopped and peeled
1 cup 2% milk
1tsp ground ginger
4 ice cubes

Pour all ingredients into blender mix well.  Serve in tall glass and enjoy.  Plmk how it worked for you.

Monday, May 18, 2015

It's Zazzle Time with Frankie

Good Morning dear readers,  we finally have opened our zazzle shop.  The shop at this time is arty  and funny photos of Frankie on all kinds of gifts for friends and family.  Here are just a few of the items available.

sunning kitty leave me alone I'm tanning Silver-Colored Square Keychain
sunning kitty leave me alone I'm tanning Silver-Colored Square Keychain by artsylorraine
Browse other Sunning Keychains

These are just a few of the items available.  I'm always adding items every week so come and take a look.  If you see a photo of Frankie you would like to see on an item plmk and I will create it for you.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Caturday Art-Happy Birthday Mommy

Good Morning fellow furrfriends, its my mom's birthday and I have to do a photo.  It's cause I sat on the cake box and almost crushed my moms cake.  I can't help it I likes boxes don't we all.  Anyways boy removed me from the cake box and mom said its a good thing I don't weigh has much as angel Garfield. He weighed 16 lbs the cake would have been a gonner.  So here's my photo with a birthday hat.  Happy Birthday to my mom and everyone else whose day happens to be today. Mom used a water type overlay in picmonkey and the hat from there too. Then put a pizap border on the photo.

Friday, May 15, 2015

CVS Deals and Steals-89% Savings

Good Morning dear readers,  I was able to go to CVS and pick up some toiletries this week.  My CVS unfortunately did not have the real cheap tenna pads.  I still got them because I had the high value due to expire on the day I went 5/10.  But overall I did good.  Here's the breakdown on what I got this week.

2 tenna products @ $6.99 on sale b1g1 1/2 off used the $5/2 and a $1 CRT coupon

before sales/coupons/ecbs   $14.74                         after coupons/sales/ecbs  $5,24  plus received $4 ecb                                                   Savings of 68%

2nd transaction

1-vo5 shampoo @ $.77
1-soft soap hand soap @ $1.88 used $1 CRT coupon
1-large 15 oz soft soap body wash  @  $4.79

before sales/coupons/ecbs  $9.33                    after sales/coupons/ecbs  O.O.P.  $1.54
                                                  Savings of 89%

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Frugal Family Food- Easy Asian Stir Fry

Good Morning dear readers,  Sorry everyone appointments kept me busy this week and was not able to post until today.  I realized that I had not shared another one of our family favorites.  This is an easy recipe that I had found inside an old TV Guide magazine way before the kids were born.  It's so yummy and easy the sauce is composed of two ingredients that everyone has in their house--no need to run to the Asian food section at wal-mart.  Can you guess? Okay I'll tell you its mayonnaise and soy sauce.  It gives it a distinctive flavor and kids just love it.  I love it because they will eat their veggies.  This recipe was altered to fit my families needs. So here's what you'll need to make this yummy recipe.

1-2 lbs beef (this is so versatile you can use any kind of meat)
1 bag frozen stir fry veggies
1-2 Tb mayonnaise
1 Tb soy sauce
1 Tb vegetable oil
Hot cooked rice your choice white or brown

First just put a little oil in your wok or frying pan. Brown you meat in wok or large frying pan.  Then add frozen veggies stirring frequently.  Once nice and crisp add your seasonings and let cook 3-5 minutes more mixing well making sure all of it is covered with sauce.  Serve over rice.  Bon Appetite

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sunday Selfie-Happy Mother's Day with the love glare

Good Afternoon dear readers, we are participating in Sunday selfies on mother's day.  I had two photos that turned out good and one I was glaring at mom.  I wanted her to hurry up because it was during my fifty millionth nap she wanted me to do these photos.  She still turns me over for the snoring.  So I gots to take my naps and that boy of mine too much kissy face lay off please.  Anywho Happy Mother's Day to all the cat moms out there Zen Hugs and Purrs and of course glares of love.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Mother's Day Breakfast Recipe Round Up

Good Afternoon dear readers, I wanted to share all my favorite breakfast recipes for mother's day.  Some can be cooked in the crockpot and some are very simple but all of them are delicious.  Your gonna love them all.   So lets start with the breakfast casserole this is a very popular recipe.

This is a yummy blue berry muffin recipe

This one the kids can help assemble and put in the oven.

Here's one the kids can have fun making for mom

Enjoy and share with your mom these lovely and yummy recipes. If you like our recipes please hit the yumm button on my sidebar thanks and zen hugs.

Caturday Art-Soulful Eyes

Good Morning all, I wanted to get a jump on the caturday art because tomorrow is shopping day.  I will be running around like a chicken without a head.  I will post the trip tomorrow also so you can take advantage of the deals.  In the mean time here's what I did with a very bright photo of frankie.

I started with this photo.  I love his beautiful blue eyes so I wanted to enhance that feature.

 I love pizap and went to work on Frankie's photo using their supernova light feature.

I took out the black field with the bubble overlay and there you have his eyes standing out.

We now have a zazzle shop and are adding things everyday so if you like his art photos please click on the shop button at the bottom of the screen thanks and zen hugs.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wordless Wednesday- Frankie avoiding the camera

Save Mart--Free Milk

Good Morning dear readers,  I got the recent sales flyer's yesterday.  I had a lovely surprise in the Save mart sale flyer.  They are going to start a free milk program.  This is similar to a program done by Bi-Lo Market back east.  When you buy milk you will get a milk money rewards voucher collect 5 and get a free gallon.  Combine this with their savings card makes for a really good deal. Sweepstakers check out their mother's day contest enter to win a $500 certificate for cleaning service and a gift basket of cleaning products see here

Monday, May 4, 2015

Taco Cheese Cracklins-Total Fail

Good Afternoon dear readers, unfortunately the cracklings were not working out.  They would not crisp up enough and had an odd taste.  So I'm not even posting the recipe or the pics its not worth it.  So sorry no cinco de mayo recipe.  I'm working on getting a new murder mystery food up this weekend.  Look for it soon.  Happy cooking and zen hugs.

We are sorry for the bad recipe.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday Selfie-Say what the coffee pot died

Good morning my fur pals,  we are participating in Sunday Selfie.  Please forgive my disheveled appearance moms coffee pot died.  For lack of caffeine her hands were not steady to help me with my Selfie.  Is coffee like the feline cat nip. I will have to look into this idea.  Maybe mom should have some of my catnip.  Do your humans drink the smelly coffee.  Please forgive no art post someone told mom the thrift store and the bookstore were having sales and she took off.  She's had a book in her hand ever since.  

Friday, May 1, 2015

CVS Time-Saved 61% on Toiletries

Good Morning dear readers,  I did a run to CVS yesterday to take advantage of the some of the great deals going on now.  I'm trying to step it up on my savings and get my stockpile going again.  I hate when things get low especially when you have teenagers.  So I will be calling companies and doing some trading to get good coupons to up my savings.  So here's what I was able to get this week.

Scott Toilet Paper 12 pk     @      $6.99
2-Friskies Can Cat food in the rise and shine kind
3-Garnier Fructis Shampoo @   $2.99   used 3  $2/1 coupons
1-Xtra Laundry Soap sale 50% off  paid  $1.49
1-Generic Flavored water $1

Total before sales/coupons/ecbs  $32.65          O.O.P. after coupons/sales/ecbs  $13.65
                                                        $19 savings at 61%