Join Club Skinny, earn a FREE $5 Amazon gift card right away!

19 Jul

Join Club Skinny from Skinny Cow, complete all the required activities, and you will earn enough points to redeem a FREE $5 Amazon gift card. Other retailers include Wal-Mart, Zappos, Banana Republic, and more. You can also earn more points to get higher value gift cards, a Skinny Cow Hoodie, wine glasses, a speaker, a yoga mat, a free Skinny Cow product coupon, and more! Join Club Skinny now.

For sale: Gorgeous 4100+ square foot House in Seneca, SC

18 Jul

This charming 4100+ square foot house nestled in the Stillwater subdivision between Seneca and Clemson could be yours. Boasting five bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a large living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen with island, and that’s just the beginning. A 17 seat home theater room will make you the envy of the neighborhood. Big windows bring out the house’s beauty. Outside is a three car garage and wood deck. Neighborhood amenities abound including a swimming pool and tennis courts. Trees line the streets, another nod to this house’s Southern location. For more information on this picturesque house, call or text 864-324-1049. Realtors welcome. Please say that valiablogs.wordpress.com referred you when you call.

More pictures of the house:

Living room:

Dining room:

Kitchen:

Home theater room:

Deck:

Three car garage:

TODAY ONLY: Win a free night at La Quinta Inns & Suites (72 winners!)

17 Jul

Today only,  from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., you can enter to win two FREE nights at La Quinta Inns & Suites. There will be 72 winners in all, so you have a big chance of winning! Click here to enter.

Review: Kiss Everlasting French Manicure

23 Jun

Fake nails are not something I usually use. My mom is the one who loves to use fake nails. However, I received some fake nails from Influenster to review. They are Kiss Everlasting French Manicure Nails, and I am planning on giving them to someone that will use them. The free fake nails were in my Spring Fling Vox Box from Influenster. I’ve received several of these themed boxes from them. I like that there are usually some things I like, and some things I can give to family and friends to try as well.

I received Kiss Everlasting French Manicure Nails courtesy of Influenster for testing purposes.

Simple way to prevent electrical house fires

16 Jul

It’s really simple to reduce the chances of an electrical fire in your home. You only have to do this once annually. What is it? Learn on the Handyman Blog.

Valentine’s Day on a budget

10 Feb

Valentine's Day on a budget

So, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And in this economy, rest assured you CAN have a great Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank. I’ve assembled a few free and cheap ideas you can use on Valentine’s Day to make your day with your honey and/or family a nice one.

1. Make a homemade Valentine’s menu

Skip the restaurant tab for something more personal, special, and most of all a money-saver. Make a “[Your name]’s Diner” Menu for your significant other and put all his favorite meals, drinks, and desserts on the menu and let him pick his meal. The only expense would be to make sure you have all the ingredients on the menu. You can hand-draw a menu by folding a piece of paper in half horizontally, then vertically. I made a quick one to give you some ideas for your Valentine’s Day menu:

Here’s the front side of the menu:

Homemade Valentine's Day menu

And here’s the inside (back is blank but you could always add something if you want- a drawing, personal note, etc.) Note: You can click on the picture to see the original size if you can’t read the text. Just make sure you hit your browser’s back button to come back to this blog article!

Homemade Valentine's Day menu

Or, if you don’t have artistic skills like me (lol) or don’t have the time to design a menu, you can use a free menu template, customize it, and print it out.

2. Make Valentine’s Gift Baskets

Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and Wal-Mart have Valentine’s Day candy priced at $1 and below. Save money by buying several inexpensive chocolates and candies an not buying a pricey gigantic box of chocolates you’ll just regret eating anyway (you know you’ll end up eating at least half of it yourself if you’re a chocolate lover like me). You can buy gift baskets and tins at Dollar Tree. Put all your Valentine’s goodies in your gift basket or tin and attach a Valentine’s Day card which you can also get at Dollar Tree.

3. Have a romantic picnic in the park

Make your man’s favorite meal ahead of time and bring the meal and a blanket to the park for quality time with your special someone.

4. Go to a wine tasting

Chances are, there are some vineyards within driving distance of where you live, and most wine tastings are inexpensive. The one’s I’ve priced are all below ten bucks a person. Finish by buying an inexpensive bottle of wine to take home for a romantic evening with your significant other.

Do you have any other inexpensive Valentine’s Day ideas? Leave them in the comments below. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Spicy Louisiana Cheese Pizza

3 Feb

Do you want to enjoy a good pizza without the expensive price tag of ordering or going out? Well, here’s a pizza recipe my fiance came up with that tastes really good and the best part is it was very inexpensive to make!

Spicy Louisiana Cheese Pizza

Ingredients
Mama Mary’s Thin & Crispy Pizza Crust (you can find these in the grocery store where the taco shells are)
Great Value pizza sauce
Shredded mozarella cheese
Parmesean cheese
black pepper
garlic salt
olive oil (if you have it) or water (if you don’t have olive oil)
Great Value louisiana style hot sause
Butterball fully cooked turkey bacon, or any other toppings you like (optional)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Lightly brush crust with olive oil (optional)
3. Cover pizza crust with a light layer of pizza sauce, followed by a heavy layer of mozarella cheese, another light layer of pizza sauce, and another light layer of cheese.
4. Tear up fully cooked turkey bacon and put it on the pizza along with any other ingredients you like on your pizza.
5. Rub the edge of the crust with either olive oil or water.
6. Sprinkle parmesean cheese on pizza.
7. Put some Louisiana hot sauce on the pizza.
8. Lower oven temperature to 425 degrees and bake for 7 minutes or until desired crispiness is achieved.

Enjoy!

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