Friday, April 23, 2010

Rainbow Cake!

I saw this cake on a blog that I read a couple of months ago and thought it was cool. I noticed it was on Martha Stewart this week. There is even a link to an instructional video on - check it out.

Martha's cake.

Homestyle cake from the Whatever blog. She explains how she does it here.

This would be a really cool Birthday Cake come August. (That's a hint for S or C&C who are the only people I know who would actually try to make this cake.)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Coupon Queen!

In the fall of 2009 I decided to start clipping coupons to help save a little cash. I've recently had a couple of people ask me where I get some of my coupons so I thought I'd post about it.

I try to get the Sunday paper which of course always has a lot of coupons. Some times I skip the paper and just go online. Here are some of my favorite online saving spots. Most of these sites allow you to browse through a wide variety of coupons and click on the ones you want. Once you've scrolled over maybe 20 pages of coupons, then you hit print and it only prints the ones you selected. Most of these sites also require that you join or become a member. This basically involves registering your email and is free. I also had to download something that sends the coupons to my printer. I'm completely computer illiterate and if I could figure it out I imagine anyone can.
Note: Some of the coupon sites say you should print them in color, but I always print in black and white and I've never had a problem with them being accepted at the store.

Next I always check out the weekly coupons available from Target. There is not really a link to this one. I just google, "this week's target coupons" and it usually comes right up. Again, you check the ones you want and then print. Some are target only coupons, others are manufacturer's.

Here are some Savings Blogs I read daily. Many offer links to a daily deal or printable coupons.
Southern Savings and Deals along with along with my Alabama blog buddy Leslie from often post about their shopping trips to Publix , a popular southern supermarket, which apparently offers the mother load of savings. I will often find on both of these sites a picture of the dining table filled with 20 items or more and a note that it was all purchased at Publix with the quadruple coupon for $2.10 or something completely absurd like that. Seriously, It makes me wish we had a Publix, but they are not in Texas. I used to shop at one in Savannah. If I had only known.

All of these sites offer coupons for groceries, household items, toiletries, pet care and some even offer deals on travel and discounts at department stores. I typically save around $10-20 a week from these sites.

Happy Savings to you!