Check today’s Sunday Newspaper for $1 off Blue Bunny Ice Cream

To be honest, I never paid much attention to Blue Bunny ice cream products until recently. A friend of mine, from another state, was visiting and commented about how special it was to have Blue Bunny ice cream at a local event we attended. Blue Bunny ice cream was always highly valued in her childhood and cherished on special occasions!

Ever since she made that comment to me, and spoke so highly of Blue Bunny products, I have also learned to love their delectable collections of cones, sandwiches, bars, and especially their tantalizingly tasty ice cream flavors! They really are unique!

You can keep the good times rolling this summer with Blue Bunny too! The Sunday, August 2, Newspaper coupon inserts have a $1 off Blue Bunny ice cream cartons, cones, sandwiches and bars coupon redeemable at a retailer near you.

Whether it is the signature Bunny Tracks, classic Simply Vanilla ice cream sandwiches or the irresistibly fun Mini Swirls, that are your favorite . . . you can save $1.00 on your next purchase!

Did you know that Blue Bunny uses fresh milk sourced from local diary farms in Le Mars, Iowa, and then turns it into delicious ice cream within 24 hours? To learn more about Blue Bunny, visit www.bluebunny.com.

FREE Walking Tacos at Denver Summer Bash TODAY – 8/1/15

Mission One Ministries will be hosting their Summer Bash at the Denver Park today, August 1, 2015. Be sure to sign in from 11am – 12:30pm to get your FREE meal voucher!

(Redeem your meal voucher from 11:30am – 1:30pm)

11-11:30am    Shot Put Throw (Ages 8-14yrs)
11:30-3pm      Food for sale
11:30-3:30pm Bounce House Open *Need Waiver*
12:30-2:30pm Adult Cornhole Tournament
12:30-1:30pm Kids Cornhole Tournament
1:30-2:30pm   Kids Games
2:30pm           Food Eating Contest
2:45-3:30pm   Kickball
3:30-4pm        Raffle Drawing
4:00pm           Worship

World Breastfeeding Week: Local Blogger Feature and FREE Nursing Cover

Did you know it is World Breastfeeding week? I wanted to feature another frugal Lancaster County blogger, Simply Rebekah who recently wrote a book on her breastfeeding journey, titled “Why Does My Breastmilk Taste Bad?“.

In her words . . .  “In 2010 I was crying over my keyboard trying to find answers to why my own breast milk tasted so bad. That is when I discovered excess lipase activity, which is a rare condition in breastfeeding that causes expressed breast milk to develop a horrible taste. I continued searching online for more details about excess lipase activity, but there wasn’t much information available.

I started blogging about my journey overcoming excess lipase activity and soon more and more women were coming to my blog for support. I’ve taken the 4 original blog posts that I wrote about my journey and expanded them into an eBook with over 40 pages.”

You can buy her book through her website, or download it at Amazon for Kindle Fire.

And because I can’t go without sharing some kind of a deal or coupon with you too . . . you can enter the promo code MYSAVINGS to order a FREE Udder Cover (just pay shipping and handling). 100% of your product purchase ($35 value) will be deducted at checkout!

Check this Sunday’s Newspaper for $1 off Blue Bunny Ice Cream

To be honest, I never paid much attention to Blue Bunny ice cream products until recently. A friend of mine, from another state, was visiting and commented about how special it was to have Blue Bunny ice cream at a local event we attended. Blue Bunny ice cream was always highly valued in her childhood and cherished on special occasions!

Ever since she made that comment to me, and spoke so highly of Blue Bunny products, I have also learned to love their delectable collections of cones, sandwiches, bars, and especially their tantalizingly tasty ice cream flavors! They really are unique!

You can keep the good times rolling this summer with Blue Bunny too! This Sunday’s Newspaper coupon inserts will have a $1 off Blue Bunny ice cream cartons, cones, sandwiches and bars coupon redeemable at a retailer near you.

Whether it is the signature Bunny Tracks, classic Simply Vanilla ice cream sandwiches or the irresistibly fun Mini Swirls, that are your favorite . . . you can save $1.00 on your next purchase!

Did you know that Blue Bunny uses fresh milk sourced from local diary farms in Le Mars, Iowa, and then turns it into delicious ice cream within 24 hours? To learn more about Blue Bunny, visit www.bluebunny.com.

Kids Day at That Fish Place on Sunday, July 19, 2015

That Fish Place – That Pet Place is excited to host their first annual Kid’s Day celebration! Be sure to stop by our Lancaster, PA retail store on June 19th from 11am to 3pm for an afternoon filled with fun activities, prizes, raffles, and pet education. Kids and pet enthusiasts of all ages are sure to have a great time!

Kids Day is a unique event that gives your children the opportunity to participate in fun activities, tour our fun retail store and enter fun raffles for prizes, all while learning about their favorite pets! Don’t miss out on these great activities:

-Raffles & Prizes
-Face Painting & Balloons
Free Snacks & Drinks
-Photo Booth, Snake photos & Caricature Drawings by Neillustrations 
-Free Scavenger Hunt
-Hamster Races: Bring your own and cheer them on!
-Meet Bernie & Chompers: Our own fun and friendly store mascots
-Meet, pet, hold & learn about fun animals with our friends from The Duswalt Foundation Exotic Bird Rescue 
, Oxford Ferret Rescue ,Lancaster Herpetological Society  and the Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary  
-Aquarium set up workshop with our experts
-Animal Feeding Shows
-Reptile & Small Animal set up demos with livestock coupon giveaways
-Fish Room Tours

 

7 Freezer Slow Cooker Meals So I’m Prepared

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This is my first summer with three actively moving little children and wow, it is craziness sometimes. I feel like the summer has gotten away from me and one thing I could be doing better in is meals. So I committed this week to freeze several slow cooker meals, so we don’t have any excuse for not knowing what’s for dinner and then spending more than we should—maybe even eating out, especially on weekends. Please tell me you have that problem sometimes too! (Plus, as a sidenote, I’m excited because this should give me a little more afternoon time to work on some personal projects instead of just prepping dinner!)

It only took me about 2 hours last night (and I’d say I even worked slowly, trying to figure out how I’d organize a system like this the best, since this was the first time I did it this way). I don’t know exactly how much it cost me because I used a lot of random stuff that I have purchased on sale and just had on hand, but I know I am definitely at less than $1 per serving. Each of these slow cooker meals will serve five of us, plus should have leftovers for my husband’s lunch the following day. I’m figuring each bag cost me about $5. I could have spent less I am sure, and been more frugal in my purchases, but in desperation I just had to get these meals made for some family sanity!

The worst part for me was finding recipes that I liked, that were FREE, and that had the ingredients I had or felt I could afford. I will admit that I spent several hours researching recipes.

Since chicken and pork chops were on a decent sale this week at Redner’s, I went ahead and focused on recipes with those ingredients.

I was really impressed with the recipes I was able to find at NewLeafWellness, through Money Saving Mom (which I am occasionally addicted to following), but it did take me quite a bit of time to find ones that were FREE and not part of their recipe eBook. I loved how these recipes used fresh ingredients and sweeteners like honey.

I also used pinterest and ended up finding a post I really liked at A To Z Family Tree, with several pork chop recipes. I want to try some of the chicken recipes sometime too! Probably the next time I see chicken on sale (I watch for about $2/lb or less when possible). The ingredients were really simple!

Here are the recipes I made:

I did stretch the meat a little bit and not always put the full amount of meat in each bag.

TIP > I knew I should have a way of knowing what recipes I put in the freezer, because I likely won’t remember what’s available. So I had the brilliant idea to clip the recipes I printed out on the front of my deep freezer. Then when I take the meal out, I can take the recipe with it, and either toss or save if its a winning meal favorite!

Hope this inspired you to try some freezer meals or try setting a goal where you think you could use some improvement this summer. Enjoy the weather and the plethora of fun frugal activities we have in Lancaster, and forget about dinner until dinner time! Let me know how it goes.