Friday, January 14, 2011

Easy Solutions to Technical Problems

I came across this video today on Yahoo and it has some very helpful advice.

It includes solutions to these problems:

Touchscreens that won't work with your gloves on

Dirty cell phone cases

When gadgets get wet

Scratched cd's or dvd's

PC's that sign you out too quickly

Don't have enough D batteries for your flashlight

There are some pretty cool solutions here. When I used to work for Verizon we suggested the dry rice with the phones and that does work.

Ham and Cheese with Spinach and Herb Focaccia Sandwich

Lunch today was Ham and Cheese with Tastefully Simple Spinach and Herb Dip Mix on Focaccia bread. I was just making some for hubby's lunch tomorrow and had to snap a picture. That bread is very picture worthy. I really wish I could take credit for that Focaccia bread but that was purchased from Lowe's Foods. It was one of those impulse purchases. I was going by a rack that had several baked goods on it. They were marked down a bit to sell today. I couldn't leave the Focaccia bread sitting there. There was two but I was able to leave one of them there. :) I just put in the microwave to heat in gently and that was it. Very good!

Monday, January 10, 2011


It's a beautiful snowy day here in NC. The kids are out of school and we're getting ready to have some lunch. I made these meatballs for the first time the other day. I'll be making them again sometime soon. They were easy and tasty. My daughter loves helping me in the kitchen also. She helped with adding the ingredients and mixing them together.

I found this recipe forn the meatballs over at Allrecipes and adapted it a little.

To check out the ingredients, go here.

This is what I did differently...

  • I used 1 Tbsp of Tastefully Simple Garlic Garlic vs. minced Garlic

  • I used 1 Tbsp of Tastefully Simple Italian Garlic Bread Seasoning vs. the parsley and basil.

  • I used Cheddar vs. Pepper Jack Cheese (it was what I had)

  • I used 1 Tbsp of Tastefully Simple Onion Onion vs. large onion.

This is just what I had and it made it easier.

I served it with some mashed potatoes, bbq sauce for dipping the meatballs (although it didn't need it) and brocolli.

Monday, January 3, 2011

More Fab clothing deals!

I just got this in a delivery from UPS today.

I ordered off of I got a LS flannel shirt retail $26.00 and a corduroy pants retail $24.00 for my son. I got a dress with a jacket retail $52.00 for my daughter (Christmas time next year). Total retail $102.00 prior to taxes or shipping. I paid $15.67 shipped. :) I think I found out about this on Hip2Save also. You've got to check out that site!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Fabulous Clothing Deals!

I went to Macy's today after seeing on Hip2Save that they were having a Denim Sale. You get a $10 Savings Card when you purchase denim. So, off to Macy's I went.

For my Son I ended up with a button up flannel SS shirt, a tshirt and a LS flannel shirt. For my daughter I got 2 SS shirts, 1 LS shirt, a knit pant, a Hello Kitty Denim skirt and a Dora Denim dress. Total of 9 items. The retail on these items was $158.88 prior to taxes. I paid $16.32 prior to taxes. Not to bad, huh?

I picked up the 2 denim items first. When I went to the cashier in the Children's section I asked if I needed to purchase them in 2 seperate transactions to get the 2 savings cards. She said the savings cards were only 1 per person. I didn't see anything about that as a stipulation nor did I think it was true. So, I just hung on to one of the denim items and purchased the other then got my $10 savings card. I then picked up the 3 shirts for my son and only had to pay $.47 before tax after using the savings card. I then went and found the rest of the clothes for my daughter. By this time the original cashier that I had dealt with was no where to be found. So, I purchased the other denim item to get my $10 savings card. Then in a seperate transaction I got the remainder of the items using the savings card.

I was very pleased with the results. Everything I purchased was on clearance and the clearance items in the Children's dept were an additional 30% off the mark down price. There were very limited denim items that were on clearance in Childrens. I would have probably got more if there would have been more denim on clearance but I will not complain since I got a fab deal!

On a side note and funny one at that... I was showing my hubby my fab deals. I first showed him my son's items. He informed me that the LS flannel was ugly. I was trying to get him to hush before my son heard. You know how kids are, they hear something like that then they won't wear it. Either he didn't hear him luckily or wasn't paying attention (probably the second one). A little later on I said, so you didn't like his LS flannel? He said oh that was for him? I said Yes! He thought all 3 of the shirts I had got for my son were for me. LOL! It was funny because I would like to see me fit into his clothes.

Guess that's it for now. Let me know if you find any great deals!