Thursday, March 31, 2011

Link Love: Forbes 10 Happiest Careers

If you are in the market for a new career or helping a child choose a direction, HERE is a great article on the 10 happiest careers.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Junior Classic Books & Fairytales (DS) for $7.99

Junior Classic Books & Fairytales (featuring 130 stories including the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Jungle Book, Hansel & Gretel and more!)


Designed for young readers 8 and up
Features selected classic books that stand the test of time
Makes reading fun and easy
Choose between two different font sizes
Was $29.95, on sale $7.99

  • Tax in CA, MA, NY, TN
  • Monday, March 28, 2011

    Goggles4U Prescription Eyeglasses for $4 + $5 s&h offers a complete pair of prescription eyeglasses (frames, 1.56 standard lenses) for $24.99. (Choose any pair of frames that cost $4.99 to qualify for this offer.) Coupon code "G4u399" drops them to $3.99, with $4.99 for shipping. Additional upgrades are available at extra cost, including tinted lenses, bifocals, name-brand frames, and more.

    Of note, take 30% off sitewide via coupon code "DEAL30". (These coupon codes do not stack.)

    Thanks to for this tip!

    Sunday, March 27, 2011

    Menu Plan Monday 3/28/2010

    Monday: Bubble Pizza
    Tuesday: Tuna Pasta with Green Peas
    Wednesday: Sausage & Pepper Quiche and Salad
    Thursday: Chicken Wings & Steamed Vegetables
    Friday: Garlic & Vegetable Fettuccine
    Saturday: Crockpot Chicken with Cranberries & Mashed Potatoes
    Sunday: Spicy Black Bean Soup & Honey Cornbread

    For the Locals: Meet Gardening Author at Belmont Mansion

    Start: April 3, 2011 1:00 pm
    End: April 3, 2011 3:00 pm
    Venue: Belmont Mansion
    Phone: 615-460-5459
    1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN, United States, 37212
    Cost: FREE

    Local gardening guru host book signing at Belmont Mansion on April 3rd

    Save Time, Save Effort, Save Plants: New book provides cut-to-the chase Garden Tenets for the modern, out-of-time homeowner.

    (Nashville, TN) Belmont Mansion is excited to participate in the release of Garden Rules: The Snappy Synopsis for the Modern Gardener written by Billie Brownell and Jayme Jenkins. Billie Brownell will sign books from 1 to 3 PM. She will talk about gardening at 1:30. Admission is free.

    Jayme Jenkins, founder of aHa! Modern Living and host of the popular home & garden Podcast Nest In Style, and Billie Brownell, long time best-selling garden book editor, know that the world of gardening is chock-full of misinformation, fine print, advice and tips that can reduce a newbie gardener to sweaty disbelief and fluent cursing. As authors of the new book Garden Rules: The Snappy Synopsis for the Modern Gardener (Cool Springs Press, February 2011), they know that most just want the set of garden laws, 101 garden basics, and a little guidance to avoid losing an entire patio of potted plants, a full hedge, or a whole lawn to weeds.

    Garden Rules is a compendium of the basic rules that every gardener who has ever grown a 15-foot “Dwarf” or tried to grasp the details of a USDA Hardiness Zone map, will value. Brownell believes there are stops between inspiration and full-out landscape design—like buying perfect gloves, avoiding Big Box bargain bins, and knowing when to put up the hose. “The expectation for a beautiful garden and a perfectly manicured lawn can seem a bit overwhelming at times,” says Brownell. “But there is a timeless set of gardening rules that can truly demystify the entire experience.” Garden Rules is the Brownell and Jenkins answer to the wide range of mistakes that an unwitting freshman gardener may make—perennial after dead perennial.

    It is the ultimate beginner’s guide to the basics – given a modern treatment.

    About the Authors

    Billie Brownell spent many years in the corporate world of marketing, advertising, and publishing from Scripps‑Howard to PC World magazine to the largest ad agency in the Southeast to Cool Springs Press. She now balances (or, tries to balance) being an editor, writer, aspiring author of children’s books, and a gardener with her passion of riding horses. She knows how to cut to the chase in order to fit it all in, although this partly includes arising at 5 a.m. In addition to taking care of her horse Keillor (named for Garrison Keillor), Billie volunteers at a therapeutic riding facility and serves as the self‑nominated social cruise director for all who will allow it. You can find Billie on Facebook, Twitter, and via her blog at Cool Springs Press.

    Jayme Jenkins, a former corporate sales rep, is now a full‑time online entrepreneur with a virtual store specializing in modern home and garden décor. Jayme maintains contact by hosting two blogs, two Twitter accounts, two Facebook Fan Pages, and a garden‑lifestyle podcast. She knows firsthand the challenges of balancing a professional career and a busy lifestyle.

    Online Store: aHa! Modern Living

    Blogs: aHa! Home & Garden

    Podcast: Nest In Style

    Twitter: aHa! Modern Living; Nest In Style

    Facebook: Jayme Jenkins; aHa! Modern Living; Nest In Style

    About Cool Springs Press

    Cool Springs Press is a leading publisher of gardening information in the United States. Founded in 1994, as a state and regional gardening book publisher, Cool Springs Press has grown into a garden media company with expansion into online publishing, networking, and content delivery platforms.

    About Belmont Mansion

    A National Historic Site since 1971, Belmont Mansion currently operates as a house museum, maintained by the Belmont Mansion Association. Belmont Mansion is open daily for guided tours, Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. For general inquiries and inquiries please visit or call 615-460-5459.

    Thursday, March 24, 2011

    Harris Teeter Catalina Deals

    Nestle Pure Life Water 3/11/11-4/3/11
    Buy Nestle Pure Life Water Purified water, .5 ltr 20pk, 24pk or 28pk or 8oz 24 pks
    buy 2 get $1
    buy 3 get $2
    buy 4 or more and get $5 off your next shopping order, coupon printed at register and must be purchased in one transaction.

    Buy (3) Kellogg's Cereals Get Free Milk 03/18/11-04/09/11
    Buy Any Three (3) or more Kellogg's Cereals (8.7 oz. or larger, any flavor, mix or match) between 03/18/11-04/09/11 and get (1) gallon of FREE milk (up to $3.59, any brand, any flavor on a future order with coupon).

    McCormick 03/18-04/10
    Buy McCormick Herbs, Spices, Black Pepper, Garlic & Onion, Extracts and Food Color between 03/18/11-04/10/11 and save up to $2.50 on a future order with coupon.
    Buy (2) & Get $1.50
    Buy (3) Or More & Get $2.50
    Coupon Off Your Next Shopping Order
    The fine print states Perfect pinch, Grill Mates and Recipe Inspirations are NOT included.

    Harris Teeter Doubles Trip 3/24/11

    This week is Harris Teeter's Super Double sale. That means that any coupon up to 1.99 will double. I stopped after work to pick up a few items. For some ideas on what is a good buy, check out Hot Coupon World. Prices are good through Tuesday.

    6 Martha White Muffin Mixes, 1.15 BOGO
    -(3) .55/2 MF Q blinkies
    Final Price: .30 ea

    2 Pedigree Canned Dog Food, .80
    -BOGO MF Q
    Final Price: .40 ea

    Hartz Dog Biscuits, 3.99
    -1.50/1 MF Q, doubled
    Final Price: .99

    3 Hormel Completes, 2.00
    -(2) $1/1 IP Qs, doubled
    -.55/1 Peelie Q, doubled
    Final Price: .30 ea

    2 Honey Bunches of Oats, 2.00
    -$1/2 MF blinkie, doubled
    Final Price: $1.00 ea

    Heluva Good Dip, 1.69
    -.75/1 MF blinkie
    Final Price: .94

    Celestial Tea, 3.59
    -$1/1 MF Q, doubled
    Final Price: 1.59

    Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese, 2.99

    Iceburg Lettuce, 1.99
    -Free WYB Kraft Parmesan Cheese (up to 1.50)
    Final Price: .49

    Lactaid Milk, 2.69
    -$1/1 MF blinkie, doubled
    Final Price: .69

    2 Baileys Creamers, 1.50
    -$1/1 MF blinkie, doubled
    Final Price: Free

    2 Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Kits, 2.79
    -(2) $1/1 IP Qs, doubled
    Final Price: .79 ea

    Sunsweet Dried Fruit, 2.00
    -.75/1 MF Q, doubled
    Final Price: .50

    Philly Cooking Creme, 2.99
    -1.50/1 MF Q, doubled
    Final Price: Free

    Danactive, 2.00
    -$1/1 MF Q, doubled
    Final Price: Free

    5 Foster Farms Frozen Chicken, 24 oz, $9.99 B2G3
    Final Price: 3.99 ea

    Total before sales/coupons: 114.83
    Sales: 43.10
    Coupons: 32.30
    OOP: $39.43 (saving 66%)

    Aldi Produce Deals this Week

    Pineapple, .99 ea

    Naval Oranges, 4 lbs, 1.49

    Bananas, .39 per lb

    Cantaloupe, .99 ea

    Strawberries, 16 oz, .99

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Coupon: 80% Off has a new 80% off promotional code:

    Use Coupon Code DEAL and save 80% on gift certificates [Exp. 03/27]
    • $10 Gift Certificate from $5 - 80% off Coupon = $1
    • $25 Gift Certificate from $10 - 80% off Coupon = $2
    • $50 Gift Certificate from $20 - 80% off Coupon = $4

    Warning: Minimum spending limits for each "gift certificate" and other restrictions apply.

    Monday, March 21, 2011

    For the Locals: Scottish Heritage Festival at Nashville Public Library

    Scottish Heritage Festival
    Saturday April 2, 2011 from 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Nashville Public Library - Main Branch
    615 Church St
    Nashville, Tennessee 37219 Get Directions

    The art and history of Scotland comes alive at an all-day festival!

    Performances/Demonstrations by the Tennessee Scots Pipe Band, Scottish highland dancing by the Glengarry Highland Dancers and Nashville Hamilton Scottish Country Dancers.

    Lecture on Rosslyn Chapel by Kathryn Glynn
    Scottish Heraldry with John Glynn
    Scottish Tartans with Dr. Philip Smith – discover your family tartan
    Scottish Society of Middle Tennessee
    Highland Rim Scottish Society
    Video Presentations about Scotland
    Display about the Scottish Declaration of Arbroath and its relationship to our own Declaration of Independence

    Children’s Activities presented by the Scottish Society of Middle Tennessee

    Saturday, March 19, 2011

    Favorite Deals at Publix this Week


    Green Giant Frozen Vegetables 7 to 10 oz, BOGO $1.79
    -$0.50/1 Green Giant Vegetables Rolling
    -$0.60/3 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables 2/13/2011 GM Insert (exp 4/9/2011)
    -$0.50/2 Green Giant Boxed Vegetables Rolling
    Final Price: Free - .69

    Vigo Yellow Rice 10 oz, BOGO $1.29
    -$0.50/1 Vigo rice .50 3/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 12/31/11)
    -$0.50/1 Vigo Rice (zip 33309)
    Final Price: Free+

    Pepperidge Farm Swirl Bread 16 oz, BOGO $3.79
    -$0.50/1 Pepperidge Farm Breads or Bagels 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/10/2011)
    Final Price: .89

    Premium Strawberries, 3/$5

    Yellow or Zucchini Squash or Green Beans, $1.29/lb

    Friday, March 18, 2011

    Link Love: Video Gamers are Better Decision Makers

    For all those moms out there who are forever telling their kids to stop playing video games, HERE is an article discussing a study that shows people who play video games are better at probabilistic inference--that is, making fast, accurate decisions based on evidence extracted from their surroundings.

    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    For the Locals: Free Lecture On Ancient Athens at the Parthenon

    For those of you who love history, here is a great opportunity to learn more about ancient Athens! If you are a homeschooling parent of an older student, this is something you may not want to miss.

    Parthenon Symposium – Roman Athens: the Transformation into an Imperial City

    Few cities of the ancient world can rival Athens’ rich array of cultural splendors. Monuments such as the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and Theater of Dionysos serve as visual reminders of Athens’ glory during the Classical Age. But scholars have neglected the era in Athenian history when Rome held dominion over all of Greece and the “Golden Age” of Athens was long passed.

    On Tuesday, March 22, Dr. Michael Hoff, Professor of Art History at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, will trace the topographical and architectural changes Athens underwent during the formative period of Roman control, which occurred during the late Hellenistic period and to the mid-first century AD. The Romans heavily patronized the city with endowments of magnificent buildings and monuments that outwardly reflect and honor Athens’ past glory, yet also readily testify to the reality of Roman domination.

    Dr. Hoff received his AB in Art History and Archaeology from the University of Missouri, his MA in Classics from Florida State University and his PhD in Art History from Boston University. His areas of specialization include Greek architecture and the topography of Athens, and he has conducted field work in Greece at Nemea, Corinth, the Athenian Agora and Kavousi.

    The lecture will take place at the Parthenon at 7:00 p.m., with a reception following. Admission is free, but reservations are required (862-8431). The Parthenon Symposia are sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America and the Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park.

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011

    Harris Teeter McCormick Catalina 3/18 - 4/10

    Buy McCormick Herbs, Spices, Black Pepper, Garlic & Onion, Extracts and Food Color between 3/18/11 - 4/10/11 and save up to $2.50 on a future order with coupon.

    Buy (2) & Get $1.50
    Buy (3) Or More & Get $2.50
    Coupon Off Your Next Shopping Order

    The fine print states Perfect pinch, Grill Mates and Recipe Inspirations are NOT included.

    Thanks to HCW for this tip!

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011

    For the Locals: Lego Building Competition 3/18 & 3/19

    My kids are crazy about Legos. If yours are too, here is the place to see all the creations or enter one yourself!

    LEGO Building Competition
    Friday March 18, 2011 - Saturday March 19, 2011
    Nashville Public Library
    615 Church St
    Nashville, Tennessee 37219 Get Directions

    Enter Nashville Public Library's LEGO Building competition. Use your own plastic bricks to make an original LEGO creation. First place prizes will be awarded in various age group categories, from preschoolers to adults. Submit your entry at the library in the 1st Floor Art Gallery on Friday, March 18th, 4:00 - 5:30 pm or Saturday, March 19th 9:00 - 11:00 am. The exhibition will be open for public viewing at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19th, followed by an awards ceremony at 3:30 pm. For more information and a complete list of rules, please visit the library website at or contact the Main Library Children's Division at 862-5785.

    Monday, March 14, 2011

    Menu Plan Monday 3/14/11

    Monday: Turkey Rice Casserole
    Tuesday: White Chili
    Wednesday: Pizza
    Thursday: Out with Friends
    Friday: Out with Friends
    Saturday: Hamburgers
    Sunday: Chicken Adobo

    Saturday, March 12, 2011

    For the Locals: Frist Family Free Day

    Put this on your Calendar!

    FREE Family Day
    Enjoy free admission and special family activities all day
    Sunday, March 27

    Enjoy a fun-filled day of excitement with friends and family including special art-making activities, henna painting, collaborative art projects, and dance performances.

    Check out some of the cool exhibits they have going on now like Vishnu and Young Tennessee Artists.

    Friday, March 11, 2011

    Publix Paid Me!

    This was actually two shopping trips. I have combined them below. I was very excited to see the ketchup BOGO this week! It is a staple for my kids. A few weeks ago Kroger had a great sale where I purchased 20 banquet frozen meals primarily for the coupons on the inside of the package. One of the coupons was for Hunt's Ketchup and I have been waiting for a sale. I am actually surprised that it came around so fast.

    20 Hunts Ketchup, 1.46 BOGO
    -(20) .35/1 Hunt’s Ketchup, 24 oz +, printed inside select Banquet frozen meals
    Final Price: .03 ea

    2 Minute Maid Coolers, Just 10, or Fruit Falls Water, 10 pk 6.75 oz, $2.69
    Final Price: $1.34 ea

    12 Bird's Eye Steamfresh Vegetables, 1.79 BOGO
    -(6) $1
    /2 Birds Eye Steamfresh or Reg frozen vegetables (Publix coupon), 7.5-18 oz, Green Advantage flyer
    -(4) $1/3 Birds Eye Steamfresh product, SS 1/23 (EXP 03/13) or printable
    Final Price: .06 ea

    2 OEP Taco Seasoning, .97
    -(2) .50/1 IP Qs, doubled
    Final Price: Free+

    6 Sargento Shredded Cheese, 5-8 oz, $2
    -$1.50 off Sargento Classic Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar cheese (Publix coupon), 7 oz printable
    -(5) $1.50 off Sargento Classic Shredded Pepper Jack cheese (Publix coupon), 8 oz printable
    Final Price: .50 ea

    4 Friendship Sour Cream, 16 oz. $1.85
    -(4)$1 off Friendship cottage cheese, sour cream, buttermilk, or farmer cheese 7.5 – 24 oz, Yellow Adv. Buy Flyer
    -(4) .55/1 Friendship Cottage Cheese or Sour Cream printable
    Final Price: 30¢ ea

    3 Voskos Greek Yogurt, 5.3 oz, $1
    -(3) .75/1 Voskos Greek yogurt printable , printable or in store dispenser
    Final Price: .25 ea

    Green Cabbage, 29¢ lb
    Final Price: .87

    Publix Milk, 2.99

    Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Regular or Organic Imported, 16 oz, $6.99 BOGO

    -$1 off Pompeian Olive Oil or New OlivExtra Plus printable
    Final Price: $2.50

    3 La Creme Yogurt, 2.29
    -(3) $1/1 Publix Q from Healthy Beginnings Booklet
    -(3) .55/1 IP Q
    Final Price: .74 ea

    2 Yoplait Kids Yogurt, 2.00
    -(2) .50/1 IP Qs, doubled
    -$2/2 Publix Q, Yellow Adv. Buy Flyer
    Final Price: Free

    Pepperidge Farms Deli Flats, 2.00
    -50¢ off Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats (Publix Coupon) in ad coupon
    -.50/1 Pepperidge Farm bread or bagels, SS 2/13

    Final Price: .50

    2 $50 BP Gas Gift Cards, $50 ea
    -(2) $10 off ANY $50 Gas Card With a Grocery Purchase of $25+ (In ad coupon)
    Final Price: $40 ea

    -(2) $5/$40 Publix Qs, Brown Tag Event Homemailer (received a week ago)

    Total before sales/coupons: 221.83
    Sales: 44.20
    Coupons: 84.60
    OOP: $93.03 (considering $100 in Gas cards, made profit of $6.97)

    Thursday, March 10, 2011

    Favorite Deals this Week 3/10/2011


    Butterball Turkey Sausage, Links or Patties, 10 oz, $3.49 BOGO
    -.75/1 Butterball Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage Links or Patties printable
    -.55/1 Butterball product, SS 1/16

    Final Price: .99 - 1.19

    Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Regular or Organic Imported, 16 oz, $6.85 BOGO
    -$1 off Pompeian Olive Oil or New OlivExtra Plus printable
    Final Price: $2.42

    Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup, 24 oz, $1.55 BOGO
    -.35/1 Hunt’s Ketchup, 24 oz +, on product
    -.50/2 Hunt’s Ketchup, January All You Magazine (newsstand copy)
    -.35/1 Hunt’s Ketchup, 24 oz +, printed inside select Banquet frozen meals
    Final Price: .07 - .27

    Tuttorosso Tomatoes, Tomato Sauce or Puree, 28-29 oz, $1.87 BOGO
    -$1/2 Tuttorosso tomatoes, 28 oz., in store dispenser
    Final Price: .43¢

    Minute Maid Coolers, Just 10, or Fruit Falls Water, 10 pk 6.75 oz, $2.39
    Final Price: $1.19

    Yoplait YoPlus Yogurt, 4 pk 4 oz, $2.00 BOGO
    -$1 off Yoplait Yoplus printable
    -.50/1 Yoplait Yoplus yogurt, 4 pk, SS 1/16 (EXP 03/12)
    Final Price: Free

    Lysol Disinfectant Trigger Spray Cleaner, 32 oz, Kitchen Cleaner, 22 oz, $2.69 BOGO
    -$1/2 Lysol All Purpose Cleaner Trigger printable
    -$1/2 Lysol Antibacterial Kitchen cleaner printable
    -$1 off Lysol Disinfecting spray, 12 oz + SS 2/06 (EXP 03/08)
    Final Price: .34 - .84

    Perdue Short Cuts Chicken or Turkey Breast, 9 oz $3
    -.75/1 Perdue Short Cuts printable
    Final Price: $2.25

    Green Cabbage, 29¢ lb

    Voskos Greek Yogurt, 5.3 oz, $1
    -$1 off Voskos Greek Yogurt (facebook) printable or RP 2/20
    -.75/1 Voskos Greek yogurt printable , printable or in store dispenser
    -B1G1 Voskos product, SS 2/06
    Final Price: Free - .25

    Sargento Shredded Cheese, 5-8 oz, $2
    -$1.50 off Sargento Classic Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar cheese (Publix coupon), 7 oz printable
    -$1.50 off Sargento Classic Shredded Pepper Jack cheese (Publix coupon), 8 oz printable
    -$1/2 Sargento shredded cheese, Winn Dixie Spring Forward for Savings booklet
    Final Price: Free- .50

    Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables, 7.5-32 oz, or Corn on the Cob 4 or 12 ct, 50% off (starting at 83¢)
    -$1/2 Birds Eye Steamfresh or Reg frozen vegetables (Publix coupon), 7.5-18 oz, Green Advantage flyer
    -$1/3 Birds Eye Steamfresh product, SS 1/23 (EXP 03/13) or printable
    -$2 off Birds Eye Steamfresh item WYB (1) Van de Kamp’s or Mrs. Paul’s Seafood item, February All You magazine
    Final Price: buy 3, use $1/2 store and $1/3 mfr, makes it 16¢ ea

    $10 off ANY $50 Gas Card With a Grocery Purchase of $25+ (In ad coupon)

    Friendship Sour Cream, 16 oz. $1.85
    -$1 off Friendship cottage cheese, sour cream, buttermilk, or farmer cheese 7.5 – 24 oz, Yellow Adv. Buy Flyer
    -.55/1 Friendship Cottage Cheese or Sour Creamprintable
    Final Price: 30¢

    French’s Worcestershire Sauce, 10 oz., 99¢
    -.50/1 French’s Worcestershire sauce printable
    Final Price: Free

    Thanks to Southern Savers for this info. Check out her site for complete sale/coupon match-ups.


    Walgreens Pure Honey, 32 oz, regularly $7.99, $3.99 w/in-ad coupon

    (There was a $5/$50 coupon in their Sunday ad.)

    Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, 5 lbs, 8.99

    Jumbo Chicken Wings, 5 lbs, 6.99

    French Cream Cheesecake, 10", 5.99

    Salmon Fillets, 4.99 per lb

    Mixed Fruit, frozen, 5 lbs, 5.99

    HG Hill:

    Assorted Pork Chops, 1.59 per lb

    Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast, 2.59 per lb

    Whole Fryers, .99 per lb

    Idaho Potatoes, 5 lbs, 2.00

    Whole Roasted Chickens, 4.99 ea

    Mangos, .59 ea

    Wednesday, March 9, 2011

    For the Locals: Art Classes for Young Children

    If I were at home during the day, this is what I would so be doing. So I thought I would share!

    Visual art program for young children at Carnton Plantation & Carter House

    Beginning April 12, 10 - 11 am

    Class details and online registration coming soon.
    For more information: or 615-428-3845

    Mission: Exploring the cultural and visual arts with children in Williamson County

    Exposing preschoolers to a wide variety of art increases imagination and creativity while building a solid foundation for future academic success. A 2005 report by the Rand Corporation about the visual arts argues that the intrinsic pleasures and stimulation of the art experience do more than sweeten an individual's life -- according to the report, they "can connect people more deeply to the world and open them to new ways of seeing," creating the foundation to forge social bonds and community cohesion. There are few opportunities for young children to engage in art activities in the area, this program fulfills that need.

    Monthly 1 hour art workshops at Carter House and Carnton Plantation for 3-6 year olds. Holding the classes at the historic sites around Franklin, give students and parents an opportunity to explore the site in a completely unique way. It raises awareness of the significance of these sites in our community and giving students a different perspective of the community around them.

    Fees: Each workshop will cost $10 per workshop including supplies.

    Each workshop will begin with introductions and review of the site rules. For this younger age range, parents or caregivers stay with their child(ren).

    Class Examples:

    Silhouette Drawing
    Supplies: Pencils, paper and mirrors

    Portrait Drawing
    Supplies: Colored pencils, and pads of papers

    House Building and furniture design
    Supplies: Glue, popsicle sticks and construction paper

    Tie Dying
    Supplies: T-shirts, buckets, gloves, water and tie dye colors

    Still Life drawing
    Supplies: Colored pencils, pads of paper, tables

    Wallpaper design
    Supplies: Colored pencils, construction paper, scissors, and glue

    Musical instruments
    Supplies: Paper towel roles, oatmeal boxes and other such things

    Carpet Patterns
    Supplies: Construction paper in geometric shapes, glue


    Mark your 2011 calendars:

    10 - 11 am

    April 12

    Carter House

    May 10

    Carter House

    June 14

    Carter House

    August 9
    Carnton Plantation

    September 13
    Carnton Plantation

    October 11
    Carnton Plantation

    November 8
    Carnton Plantation

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011

    Menu Plan Monday 3/7/2011

    Better late then never!

    Monday: Burritos
    Tuesday: Salisbury Steak & Peas
    Wednesday: Black Beans and Rice
    Thursday: Crockpot Sweet and Spicy Dump Chicken & Vegetables
    Friday: Turkey Chili
    Saturday: Sausage Shepherds Pie
    Sunday: Quiche & Cobbler

    Sunday, March 6, 2011

    Pure Protein Printable

    My husband loves this stuff so I thought I would post a coupon for it if anyone else uses it! Go HERE for $1 off any Pure Protein product. They sell this at Publix.

    Saturday, March 5, 2011

    Great Sara Lee Bread Printable!

    Go HERE to print a .75/1 Sara Lee Bread printable! This will double at Harris Teeter for some very cheap/free bread.

    Friday, March 4, 2011

    Favorite Deals This Week 3/4/2011


    Grapefruit, .25 ea

    Gala Apples, 3 lb bag, 1.49

    Pineapple, .99 ea

    Navel Oranges, 4 lb bag, 1.49

    Strawberries, 16 oz, 1.49


    New York Style Bagel Chips, 6-9 oz, $2.69 BOGO
    -.75/1 New York Style product (register) printable or printable

    -$1 off New York Style Bagel Crisps, SS 2/27
    Final Price: .34 - .59

    Uncle Bens Rice, Boil-in-Bag, Enriched Long Grain or Brown Whole Grain, or Fast Cooking, 14-15.8 oz, $2.29 BOGO
    -$1 off Fresh beef WYB Uncle Ben’s Plain White or Brown rice, RP 2/13
    -$1 off Uncle Ben’s White or Brown Rice, RP 1/09
    -$1/2 Uncle Ben’s Plain White or Brown rice product, RP 1/09
    -.30/1 Uncle Ben’s rice (Rite Aid coupon), printable
    Final Price: .14 - .64

    Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta, 14.5-15 oz, $1.49 BOGO
    (Excludes Big, Jumbo, Overstuffed, & Whole Grain)
    -$2/5 Chef Boyardee canned pasta (Publix coupon), SS 2/06 ( EXP 3/05)
    -B4G1 Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta January All You (newsstand version)
    -Free Chef Boyardee product coupon requested by mail
    Final Price: use B4G1 and $2/5, makes it 19¢ ea

    Milk-Bone Dog Biscuits or Snacks, 22-26 oz, $3.69 BOGO
    -$1.50/2 Milk-bone dog snacks, RP 2/06

    -$1.50 off Milk-bone dog snacks, RP 2/06
    -Free Milk-bone Soft & Chewy dog snack max 5.6 oz WYB (2) dog snacks, RP 2/06
    Final Price: .34 - 1.09

    Halls Cough Drops, 30 ct bag, $1.69 BOGO (excl Halls Defense)
    -.50/1 Halls cough drops (Rite Aid coupon), (watch by 3/27) printable
    -.50/1 Halls cough drops (Target coupon), 30 ct printable
    -.50/1 Halls cough drops, February All You magazine or printable
    -.50/1 Halls product, SS 2/06
    -$1/2 Halls product, SS 2/06
    -.55/1 Halls cough drops, in store dispenser
    Final Price: Free - .34

    Friendship Sour Cream, 16 oz. $1.85
    -$1 off Friendship cottage cheese, sour cream, buttermilk, or farmer cheese 7.5 – 24 oz, Yellow Adv. Buy Flyer (Publix Coupon, starts 3/5)
    -.55/1 Friendship Cottage Cheese or Sour Cream printable
    Final Price: .30

    Sunny Delight Juice, 64 oz., $1.99 BOGO
    -.25/1 Sunny D product, SS 1/16
    Final price: .49

    Thanks to Southern Savers for this information! Check out her site for complete sale/coupon match up.


    Vegetable Lasagna, 5 lb tray, 8.99

    Ground Beef Patties, 1/4 each, 5 lb bag, 10.99

    Mini Chicken Corn Dogs, 5 lb bag, 12.99

    Thursday, March 3, 2011

    Publix New "Buy Theirs Get Ours Free" Products

    Rarely are there coupons or sales for baked beans so this is a great deal this week! Here are their new "Buy Theirs Get Ours Free" deals:

    BUY 1 - Ocean Spray Life Cranberry Juice
    GET 1 FREE - Publix Lite Cranberry Juice

    BUY 1 - Bush's Best Vegetarian Baked Beans
    GET 1 FREE - Publix Vegetarian Baked Beans

    BUY 1 - Del Monte No Sugar Added Sliced Peaches
    GET 1 FREE - Publix Peach Slices

    Wednesday, March 2, 2011

    Link Love: Study This, Earn That

    Want to know how much money you will make depending on what you major in college? Check out this article, Study This, Earn That!

    Harris Teeter Kraft Shells & Cheese Catalina

    If you are planning a trip to Harris Teeter, you may want to take advantage of this catalina deal for Kraft Velveeta Shells & Cheese:

    Buy 3 get $2 oyno
    buy 4 get $3 oyno
    buy 5+ get $4 oyno

    9.4 oz or larger, between 2/21 - 3/20

    Must be in one shopping trip.

    Tuesday, March 1, 2011

    How to Layer Cut Your Own Hair

    I have been cutting my mom's, husband's and kid's hair for years. I hesitated a long time before I began cutting my husband's hair, but he says that it is a better hair cut than at a salon. It is truly far more convenient for us. It's hard enough taking the kids to the store.

    The one thing I have not been able to do is cut my own hair. Sure, bangs are easy but the back is impossible. Don't get me wrong, I love getting my hair done, but if there were a way to get a really good haircut without all the trouble and cost, I would be very happy to give it a shot! I have been looking for good instructions for months and finally came across
    these. The comments were very promising.

    So I tried it. The result? It turned out fine. Not the ultimate in haircuts but I have certainly had far worse from professionals. It is definitely worth trying again.

    How to Layer Your Own Hair


    1. Comb your dry hair, look at yourself in a mirror and decide what length your hair should be. (You may want to tie this to some physical landmark, such as chin-length, or down to your collarbone or whatever.) Note the length of the hair you want to take off.

    2. Assemble your equipment: A sharp set of scissors (if you don't have hair-cutting scissors, fabric scissors are excellent), a comb, shampoo and conditioner. You will also need to be in front of a mirror when you start cutting.

    3. Shampoo and condition your hair. Do not rinse out the conditioner--it makes it easier to comb your hair.

    4. Comb your hair, as straight as you can, and gather it (as if you were making a pony-tail) at the very top of your head--the bit of your scalp that is uppermost when you stand up straight
    • It may help to bend over while you do this.
    • Try to be precise about this--gather your hair in the middle of the top of your head, not too far forward or backward. Check your alignment in the mirror.
    5. Twist your gathered hair as tightly as you can into a spiral.

    6. Take your scissors and cut off the length of hair you noted in Step 1.

    7. Comb your hair again--straight up to the top of your head--and twist it again, as tightly as you can, in the opposite direction. Most of your hair should be of a uniform length from the top of your head (from the cut in the previous step) but take your scissors and snip off any stragglers.

    8. Rinse the conditioner out of your hair, dry it and style as usual