BOGO Nail Polish Deal at Shoppers Drug Mart Coupon

Make sure to go over to Shoppers Drug Mart on August 8 at 6-9 pm to get in on this sale.  Click this LINK to print off the coupon that is required.



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Homemade Shake ‘N Bake Recipe

Here is a recipe to replace the costly Shake ‘N Bake you buy at the grocery store.

What You Will Need: 

–   2 cup dry bread crumbs
–   1/2 tablespoon salt
–   1 teaspoon dried parsley
–   2 tablespoons oregano
–   1 tablespoon garlic powder
–   1 tablespoon basil
–   1/2 teaspoon pepper
–   1 tablespoon paprika
–   1 tablespoon celery salt
–   1/4 teaspoon minced onion


What You Will Need to do:

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine all the ingredients.  Seal bag and shake until all the contents are mixed together.

Personalized Patio Coasters – Craft Idea

Here’s another brilliant idea from Martha.  I thought this was a perfect idea for the patio or a gift.

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Create stripes with masking tape and initials with vinyl letters.

2.   With a stencil brush, apply craft paint and then let it dry.

3.   Once the paint is try, remove tape or letter.


Side Note:  If this is a gift, tie together with ribbon and give with a bottle of booze.

If you’re looking for cork coasters, you’ll probably be able to find them at your local craft store or in the alternative, search the internet.




Frugal Tip #13 ~ Care for Plants While on Vacation

Don’t let your houseplants wither up while you’re away on vacation by just placing them in the bathtub or kitchen sink, water generously, and cover them loosely with clear plastic.  This substitute greenhouse will help them survive you are away.


Helping Out – When Hitting Nails

Always wish you had a little extra help when hitting a nail with a hammer?  Try using a comb to hold the nail.



Waterproof Book Covers

Here’s another fabulous idea that Martha has created.  I thought this would be perfect, especially since lots of you out there will be going to the beach.

Protect your summer reading at the beach or pool with these stylish covers. Use oilcloth or vinyl to repel water and lotion.

What You’ll Need to do:

1.    Place fabric, wrong side up, on work surface; lay opened book on top.

2.   Mark around book; add 1/2 inch beyond top and bottom and 3 inches on each side. Cut out.

3.   Turn under and stitch 1/4-inch hem along top and bottom edges.

4.   Center opened book horizontally, and mark fold lines for left and right flaps 1/4 inch beyond book covers.

5.   Fold flaps over, and sew in place along top and bottom edges in line with hems.


Save $5 off a Lysol® No-Touch Hand Soap System


For a limited time only, you can save $5 off a Lysol®(R) No-Touch Hand Soap System.  It automatically senses your hands and dispenses the right amount of soap, making it easy and fun for your whole family to use. Try the stainless design for your kitchen, get a white one for your bathroom, or give one to your friends. Starter kits come complete with a dispenser, a soap refill, and batteries.

Click the LINK to print off your $5.00 coupon.

Homemade Thai Vinaigrette Recipe

Looking for an alternative to your dressing or to flavour up other types of food, below is a recipe for Thai vinaigrette:

What You Will Need: 

–   1-1/2  limes, juice and pulp
–   3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
–   1/4 cup olive oil
–   1/2 tsp sesame oil
–   1-1/2 Tbsp fish sauce
–   1-1/2 tsp white sugar
–   1 tsp brown sugar
–   3/4 cup peanut oil
–   1 clove garlic, minced
–   1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped finely
–   1 tsp soy sauce
–   1-1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
–   1-1/2 Tbsp cilantro, minced


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Blend all the ingredients in a bowl except for the peanut oil.

2.   Then slowly pour the peanut oil into the mixture.

3.   Let the vinaigrette sit for at least 30 minutes before serving.




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