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  • Sewing Tutorials for Ipads, Ipods and Ereaders
    on May 16, 2012 in crafts sewing Make It For Less
    “A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.” --Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid  You finally have y...
  • Free Printable: Freezer Labels
    on Apr 9, 2012 in Free Printable
    Here is a free printable for your kitchen.  I've listed the link to this pdf file on my free printables page on Tightwad Tess or you can download it straight from this link.  I like this design because you simply write the name of your food...
  • Links for Leftover Ideas
    on Apr 3, 2012 in recipes
    Using up leftover food can be difficult if you don't have any idea what to do with it. If you are freezing leftovers here is a fact sheet from the USDA to help with safe food management. Here are some links to point you in the right direction to save...
  • on Mar 22, 2012 in Down Syndrome
     World Down Syndrome Day! This is the day we think about, value, and love all of our friends with Down Syndrome. My blog post today is dedicated to my son and all of the wonderful young people I've met through him. When I wrote my first mystery...
  • Sewable Fleece Winter Wear Patterns
    on Feb 3, 2012 in crafts sewing Make It For Less
    Brrrr!  It's cold out there.   Free patterns below to sew all kinds of things out of fleece.  Fleece goes on sale often and it is pretty easy to sew. Long Mittens to sew from fleeceFleece Hat from Family FunFleece Slipper Boots Quick N...
  • Free Printable Recipe Cards
    on Jan 24, 2012 in Free Stuff Free Printable recipes
    If you are sharing a favorite recipe with somebody else, why not put it on a beautifully designed recipe card?  Here are some free printable recipe cards from the net. Recipe Cards for All Seasons from HPI like these because you can drag a photo...
  • Crafts For Valentine's DayMake a card, decorate your home or create something special for your sweetheart!Knitting  Knit a Heart Shaped Cloth   Knit a Heart DischlothKnit a Loopy Heart PillowKnit a Heart Kindle CozyCrochetValentine Scarf DuoValentine Refri...
  • Slice and Bake Cookies
    on Dec 5, 2011 in recipes Make Ahead
    For those busy holiday times or maybe just having some fresh baked cookies on hand at any time, there are several recipes you can convert into slice and bake.  I love cookies like this and some are sitting in my cookie jar right now.  To se...
  • Printable Car Games For That Long Drive to Grandmas
    on Nov 10, 2011 in parenting Free Printable
    Thinking about that long, long trip to Grandma's house?  Here are some free printable car games to take along.Moms Minivan hasRoadside BingoCar BingoLines and Dots GameTic Tac ToeTravel Scavenger HuntBattleshipSong SheetsLicense Plate Game Rules...
  • Free Savory Pie Recipes
    on Nov 7, 2011 in Free Stuff recipes
    If you are planning that Thanksgiving menu here is a great freebie to use with your Kindle or Kindle App on your computer. I love Gooseberry Patch and they have put out a free pie cookbook. There is a lot more to pies than what you can pick up in y...
  • Free Kindle Book: Worry Less at Christmas Time
    on Nov 3, 2011 in Free Stuff
    Hurry Less, Worry Less at Christmastime:Having the Holiday Season You Long ForThis is a FREE book for the Amazon Kindle.  If you do not have a Kindle you can find a download at Amazon to read it on your computer.  This useful book will help...
  • NaNoWriMo!
    on Oct 29, 2011 in Mystery Writing
    I'm going to be attempting to write 50,000 words in one month in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  I don't know if I'll make it because it works out to 1667 words per day to write starting on Tuesday, November 1.  I will be wri...
  • Time for Pumpkin Picking!
    on Sep 23, 2011 in Seasonal
    Here is a great website that is a part of Pick Your Own. If you are looking for a place to pick your own pumpkin, try Pumpkin Patches and More. This website provides a page for every state in the U.S. and 6 other country pages, listing the pumpki...
  • The T Shirt Machine
    on Jul 6, 2011 in Autism
    While reading a favorite blog of mine about autism, Aut-2b-Home-in-Carolina I found the coolest thing.  The T Shirt Folding Machine.  If you have a child with special needs or maybe just a child who can't fold a t shirt then making this thi...
  • Free Samples from Fireflys
    on Jul 6, 2011 in Free Stuff
    Free sample of Bare Escentuals purely nourishing moisturizer.Free sample of Quest low carb protein bar.Free sample of Honey Nut Cheerios. Free sample of Shout Wipes.Free sample of Splenda Essentials sweetener product.
  • Coupons.Com Deals June 30
    on Jun 30, 2011 in Coupons
    Food & Beverage:$5.00 OFF 1 Enfagrow Powder$1.50 OFF ONE (1) multipack of BOOST Kid Essentials Nutritionally Complete Drink $1.00 OFF TWO (2) 3.5 oz or Larger Bags of T.G.I. Friday's Snacks $1.00 OFF 1 Skittles, Starburst, Life Savers Gummies $...
  • Free Samples
    on Jun 27, 2011 in Free Stuff
    Free sample of Members Mark Baby Formula.Free sample of Avon Anew Solar Advance Sunscreen Face Lotion.Free sample of John Frieda Frizz-Ease shampoo and conditioner..Free sample of Jif To Go Peanut Butter.
  • Free Fourth of July Ebook!
    on Jun 23, 2011 in Free Stuff
    4th of July Crafts4th of July Crafts: SewingCreate a patriotic tote bag (Page 6) to carry supplies to the fireworks, applique shirt (Page 17) to wear and/or a stars and stripes pillow (Page 16) to decorate your home.4th of July Crafts: Paper Crafts...
  • A Great Offer From Vista Print
    on Jun 13, 2011 in Internet Deals
    Get a t-shirt for only $2--Limited Time Offer.Shipping starts at $4.41...
  • Don't Throw Out Broth
    on Jun 12, 2011 in frugal living
    I like buying organic broth to cook for my gluten-free child. So often, I find I can only use part of the container.  The directions on the carton say to throw it out ten days after it is opened and refrigerated and this leads to wasting money a...

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