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ByeBye KItty (aka BBK) came in for a while last night, but cried to go out, so out he went.  He slept on the outside chair, and was gone this morning.  Maybe that’s a sign of warm weather coming.  One can hope, right?  I need to order Frontline Plus if he’s going to be semi-indoor.

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I found this deal on Egyptian Cotton sheets. I usually look for a higher tc, but being Egyptian Cotton, these should be very soft. I have too many sheets now, but really would like the teal. Hmmmmm http://www.smartbargains.com/go.sb?pagename=prod&deptid=3&catid=44&prodid=3030595779&aid=123&program=15313&ls_sid=XbNIV9yhNbw-3WJsZLAH30RWNYGDZTvkUQ”><span

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We often start off our day (after cofee) with oatmeal.  This is a coupon for a brand I’ve never tried.  BetterOats Oatmeal

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For someone well under 5′, I really like large hanbags.  I don’t know how much of a bargain this is because I’m not familiar with the name, but I really like that it comes in navy and has lots of pockets.  Presa ‘Kennington’ Large Leather Hobo with Shoulder Strap | Overstock.com

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If you live in an area they cover, BuyWithMe – Group Buying, Big Discounts from Local Businesses can get you some great deals, very much like Groupon.com.  New York Deal of the Day | Local Daily Deals from Groupon

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Weekend is on it’s way.  It’s supposed to be warm, though wet on Sunday.  Hope to get my tiny plot weeded and th soil turned.  See you all Monday.

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I’m really angry that Siobahn was voted off American Idol last night, and have decided not to watch it anymore, but I bet that Aaron is next.

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Guess who’s sleeping in my daughter’s bed.  Please note she doesn’t live here, it’s just where she sleeps when she stays over.  I went out to pet ByeBye Kitty this morning, and it was cold, 39° I believe.  I invited him in.  He’s been alternating between sleeping, purring, and cleaning himself  ever since.  Memo to self:  This isn’t permanent.  Found a pretty good coupon for 9 Lives. 75¢  Treat yourself to some great deals with this 9Lives® coupon. Click here » 

http://www.9lives.com/promotions?gclid=COCG8pv2qqECFRwtswoduntrFg

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I got this nice little coupon from The CEREAL.com  We eat at Olive Garden a lot because I get gift cards from clicking  and doing surveys.  I have fund I don’t love all the sauces at Olive Garden, but they’re very cooperative about switchin sauces for you.

$5 Off Coupon for Olive Garden   (Exp. May 7)

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Modnique is a site that sells highly discounted designer accessories and clothing.  To be perfectly honest,  if you buy something, I’ll get something back to use there, but if you want to look around I get nothing, which is fine.  I’m a great “window ” shoopper.  I know I found some really nice scarves for $20, and you get $5 for signing up.  http://www.modnique.com/invite/honbee97@aol.com

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A pharmacist once told me that Eucerin was athe best hand cream, but wasn’t popular because it took so long to absorb, which was why it was best.  Sounds like a Catch 22 to me.  Anyway, here’s a free sample of their skin fortifying lotion.

Walmart.com – Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Body Lotion

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Here’s a 50¢ coupon for International Delight coffee creamer, one of my guilty pleasues.  International Delight: International Delight Coffee Creamer – Flavor Your World

It’s very cold here this morning, and when I finish this, I wil make myself a big cuppa.

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Who can resist a face like this?  He is really sweet too.  I wish I could find ByeBye Kitty a real home, though I’d miss him terribly.

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You know how frustrating it is when you want to copy an image, a recipe, a card picture, or just about anything, and it’s copy protected.  Not from Jing it isn’t.  Shhhhh!   I use this all the time.  Great program. 
 
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I found this recipe recently and now use it all the time.  I usually use brown rice (healthier) instead of Jasmine, but for company I would definitley use Jasmine.  It’s really good.  Great for “over rice” dishes.

Lemon Coconut Rice

Lemon, coconut milk and jasmine rice make this mouth-watering side a welcome addition to just about any main entree. You can’t go wrong with this simple dish.

2 cups jasmine rice, rinsed until the water runs almost clear (2-3 times)
2 1/2 cups stock or water
1 tsp. salt
1 14 oz. can coconut milk
Juice and zest of 1 lemon

In a pot with a tight-fitting lid, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, cooking uncovered; stir occasionally. When rice boils, cover pot and reduce heat to low. Cook 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit with lid on for 10 minutes.

 

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For you crafty ones.  I enjoy walking around Michael’s.  Hope this is useful.   Just copy and paste it to email or Word, and print, as many times as you like.

  40% off

 

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ByeBye Kitty, who’s been spending almost all his time on my chair, didn’t come home last night (dirty stay out), and I was a bit worried, but about 6:30 this morning, he came back and was starving.  I’m getting more and more attached to him.  Now I’ve got to go get his food and water bowls before management makes their morning tour.
 
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Does anyone wear the fitness walkers, Sketchers, Reebok, or the ones Payless puts out, don’t remember the name?  I’m thinking about them, but would love some feedback before I get them.  BTW, Sears has the Dr Scholl’s ones for $45 this week.  They have reviews, but I always worry about who write them, and their legitimacy.  That’s true everywhere.  I’m not picking on Sears.
 
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Anyone belong to AARP?  Personally, I am not fast enough to get these daily specials, but I keep trying.  Sign up to get early notice of what the day’s bargain is.  They’ve had WIIs, cameras, Fandango gift cards, all kinds of really good stuff for half price, that you can only get at noon (EST).  You have to be lightening fast.  They have a lot of other bargains/discounts listed.
 
Overwhelming Offers – Everyday Savings Center   Click on OO in darker gray bar, on the left.
 
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Another goodie from James.  I would never get any sleep if Hubby didn’t use these.  They work really well for him though I give no guarantee they’ll work for you.  Sleep is a good thing.

 

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Good morning.  It’s Monday, and I’m back.  Just did some food shopping over the weekend, nothing special.  BybBye Kittie spent the whole rainy day yeserday on my stoop, and demanded petting by everyone in and out of my apartment.  Today he’s gone.  Thus is life.  Maybe he doesn’t like the new brand of food I got him.

 
At Sam’s Club I got a great deal on coffee.  Kona is one of my favorites. and I really enjoy freshly ground coffee.   Thisis a 2½ lb bag of Mayorga  Coffee Roasters, Whole bean Hawaiian Kona Blend.  It was only $4.31, a great buy.  Got one for my daughter too.  If it sounds like something you’d like, you should get it before it’s gone.  BTW, I haven’t tasted it yet.  Want to finish off my good old faithful, Maxwell House.
 
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This is a terrific freebie from James at JustFreeStuff.com.  Luggage tags.  I got mine a while ago, and ordered a couple for Hubby today.
  
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I got this from Adrianna.  A bit scary, and I immediately changed my setting.
 
 FYI – privacy setting changes. As of Friday, there is a new privacy setting called “Instant Personalization” that shares data with non-facebook websites and it is automatically set to “Allow.” Go to Account > Privacy Settings > Applications and Websites and uncheck “Allow”–it’s at the bottom of the page.
 
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This is just fo fun.  Mine is awful.
 

I loved the movie, based on the effects, but the story was same ol’, same ol’.  Good, but nothing new.  Just my opinion.

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Free Game

Just a quickie.  Giveawayoftheday.com has a good game for free today Crystal Cave Lost TreasuresGame Giveaway of the Day – Crystal Cave Lost Treasures  It has to be downloaded by midnight.

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I live in an apartment in a complex, and there is a little stoop (old fashioned word for porch) in front where I keep a chair, and a small table with my window box where I grow herbs in the summer.  Anyway, the chair is taken, not away, but slept on by ByeBye kitty, a beautiful, feral cat, who has decided he wants to live here and runs inside whenever I open the door.  I guess it’s my fault.  I’ve been feeding him – outside – every night.  I have birds, and am a bit afraid to take him in.  The fact that they add $40 to our rent every month if we have a cat, really dissuades me too.  I’m very torn.
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This is something I think can be handy for anyone to have around.  Thanks James of JustFreeStuff.com . You can order up to 10.   Free 2010 Consumer Action Handbook
Order the 2010 Consumer Action Handbook. This everyday guide to being a smart shopper is hot off the press and chock-full of helpful tips about preventing identity theft, understanding credit, filing a consumer complaint, and much more. In the 2009 edition, you’ll find updated information about filing for bankruptcy, finding a lawyer, and planning a funeral, along with many other useful topics.
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I must have way over 100 of these hangars from HSN.  They don’t make that much more room in my closet (when spans several size ranges), but they’re not as tight and wrinkled.  With free s&h this is a good deal for starting out.  I’m always buying more, sometimes as gifts.  Luckily I had a 10% off coupon.  I don’t know if it will work a second time, but it’s CAP2-A9F9-F7F4-2565.
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Does anyone shop at Sam’s Club.  Nothing (almost nothing) pleases me more than getting a great bargain.  I got this Hamilton Beach Diecast 400-watt Stand Mixer | Overstock.com mixer at Sam’s for about $50, and this Overstock one is at a clearance price.  Of course I always wanted a Kitchenaid, but never had the excess space and money at the same time.  Still don’t have the space, and it’s on a shelf I can’t reach, until I need it, but this Hamilton Beach is the sturdiest and extremely powerful.  Couldn’t resist the price.  The trick with Sam’s is to wait till they are very low on an appliance, like one in the box and one on the shelf.  Sometimes they’ll mark the one in the box way down.  Sometimes they won’t, but it will sell, and then the (unused) floor model will go back to the clearance area, or even stay on the shelf for a pittance of the original price.  It usually works for me.
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Restaurant.com has the 80% off discount starting today.  If you haven’t been there, they sell (mostly) $25 restaurant gift certificates for $10, but with the promo code MEAL, you get 80% off and pay $2.  I use these a lot.  Note that there is usually a minimum you must spend, but it’s not that much.
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I hope you’re enjoying this so far.  I’ll be back Monday, unless I find something wonderful for you before then.

 

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