Dinner Kit Hacks – They Work For Me!

A while ago, I stocked up on Macaroni Grill dinner kits. They’re kind of an upscale Hamburger Helper, definitely NOT what I would normally throw in my cart. Remember, I’m a food snob. But, you know how it is. I had all these great coupons. And Albertsons had a really good sale. They were $.40/box, […]

Ebates, Kodak Gallery, and More

One of the ways that I plan to simplify this season is to order Christmas gifts from the comfort of my computer desk, dressed in my jammies, and sipping some great Peets coffee!* And, I’m going to do it in a $avvy way – through Ebates, which offers you a percentage back from anything you […]

May the Force (and the Coupons) Be With You

Hey, even though I’m not going to be crazy this year, I am still going to buy the kids some gifts. I am just enjoying the relaxation for as long as it lasts. If you’re in the market for some Star Wars toys, check out the coupons in the pumpkin colored coupon bar at the […]

That Weird Window that Pops Up

If you’ve tried to open LifeasMOM today, you may have had an annoying little window pop up asking for a passcode. That is from the Mr. Linky site. (I use their widgets for recipe swaps.) They have something wrong going on over there and it’s showing up over here. Just “X” out of it and […]

Simplifying Christmas

I don’t know what’s come over me, but my heart’s just not into running around like a crazy woman this holiday season. I don’t know. Maybe it was this video. Or maybe this story. But, I just don’t want to rush around and shop this year. It’s not the Bing-Crosby-singing-Silver-Bells-while-shopping image that I used to […]

Giveaway: Progresso Broth

It seems that I’ve been in the kitchen a lot more than usual. Perhaps you have, too, now that “the holidays” have officially begun. This is my first holiday to have a stockpile in my pantry, so I’ve had the opportunity to try new things in my holiday cooking. One new product that I recently […]

What’s Cookin’ This Week / This Month

It worked really well last month to plan an entire month’s worth of meals. Not all of them got selected, but it made my weekend planning so much easier. Basically, I brainstormed all the meals I could make with what I already had in the freezer or cupboard or that I could easily find cheap […]

Time for MOM: Make a Record of It

One of the things that I have found so helpful, especially after a holiday, is to take notes of the projects I try or the mels I create. I like to write down what worked and what bombed. In this way, I have a record of what things to repeat and what to pitch. You […]