Friday, April 26, 2013

Publix and Winn Dixie Deals: Hurry Some of These Deals End April 30th!

Check Out This Week's Deals!!!!
Publix Deals
Total Cost $27.49!!!
Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Dinner BOGO @ 3.39 Each
Publix Coupon $2.00 off Two  (Best Meals Happen at Home Publix Coupon Found in Store)
Final Price .70 cents each!
General Mills Cereal BOGO Free @ $3.99
I also used a $1.50 off Three General Mills Cereal Winn Dixie Catalina Coupon
Boca Veggie Protein Burger BOGO Free @ $3.69
Final Price .85 cents each!
Ragu Pasta Sauce BOGO Free @ $2.57
Harvey's Competitor Coupon $1.00 off Two (Hurry Coupon Expires April 30th)
Final Price .80 cents each!
Right Guard Deodorant BOGO Free @ $3.83
Final Price .92 cents each!
Print these competitor coupons from Harvey's for great deals on Meat and Produce at your Publix! (Hurry Coupons Expires April 30th)
.75 cents of Dairy Department Purchase (I purchased to half dozen Publix eggs and only paid .48 cents for both cartons!)
Also, take advantage of the Publix "Buy Theirs Get Ours for Free" Deal. I caught a great deal on Heinz Ketchup this Week! Click Here to View This Week's List of Sale Items
Winn Dixie Deals
Total Cost $24.99!!!
Starkist Tuna in Water 5 for $5.00 (no coupon but still a great deal!)
Fast Fixin Chicken BOGO Free @ 6.99
$1.00 off One Print Two
Final Price $4.99 for Both Bags!
Dixie Crystal Sugar on sale $1.99 each
Final Price: $1.24 each
Alexia Rolls, Potatoes or Onion Rings BOGO Free @ $3.99
$1.00 off One Print Two
Final Price $1.00 per bag!!!
Purchase two bags of Bird's Eye Viola Meals for $11.98. Get Pepperidge Farm Garlic Bread, Larry's Potatoes and get Mrs. Smith's Cobbler FREE!
The deal gets even better if you have coupons on any of these items.

I pray this post has helped to make living your life a little easier!!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Stuffed Swiss Chicken Tutorial

Stuffed Swiss Chicken 
Life Made Easy
This recipe was sent to me on Facebook. My family loved it. Of course I had to add my own touch. Ingredients in green are my little tweeks to suit my taste.

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or 8 chicken tenderloins
Salt and black pepper
4-6 slices baby Swiss cheese
1 can Campbell's Cream of Chicken soup
1/3 cup milk
1 stick butter, melted
1/2 cup Real Bacon Bits
 1 bag of Pepperidge Farm seasoned stuffing mix (not cubes) or 1 small box Stovetop Chicken stuffing mix

 Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 9 baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange chicken in pan and season to taste with seasoned salt and black pepper. Top each breast with a slice of cheese. Combine soup and milk in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour soup over chicken to cover breasts entirely. Combine melted butter and Stovetop in a small bowl (moisten a little more with some warm water if it seems too dry) and scoop over top of chicken. Sprinkle Bacon Bits on top. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Recipe compliments of



Tyler Perry's Tempation: LME Review

My husband and I went to see Tyler Perry's latest movie "Temptation". Now, I am trying my best to be careful as I write this review because even though I enjoy some of Tyler's work, my principles as a Christian are different from his so I wouldn't say this is a Christian movie. Still he' very talented and I can appreciate the message he sent in this movie.
Temptation presents an onscreen representation of the 80/20 rule regarding love and marriage. Movie characters Brice and Judith are childhood sweethearts who grow up to marry and move away to start life on their own. Six years into the marriage, Judith finds herself growing inpatient of her stagnant career as a marriage counselor. Judith also finds herself questioning the spice and strength in her own marriage once she meets business client Harley, who introduces her to a world she's never before experienced.
A very rich Harley seduces her with his promiscuous charm and promises to give her a life of luxury and fulfill her career goals. At first, Judith refuses Harley's advances but soon gives in after an unsuspecting Brice fails to give her the attention she desires. Judith and Harley embark on a whirlwind lust affair that ends with all parties paying a significant price of pain.

I was surprised when I read some of the reviews of online critics. Namely, Veronica Miller, writer for the Grio, who wrote she was annoyed with the "heavy-handed punishment of a female character who happened to be interested in sex, and the implication that the rest of her days on Earth were doomed to loneliness and regret. Oh. And HIV." I strongly disagree with Ms.  Miller. In fact, the CDC reports "African Americans have the most severe burden of HIV of all racial/ethnic groups in the United States. African Americans accounted for an estimated 44% of all new HIV infections among adults and adolescents (aged 13 years or older) in 2010.." In my opinion, this movie provided yet another eye opener for it's viewers.  Tyler kept it real and produced a movie that exposed one of the biggest problems that's affecting most marriages. Today's inpatient couples are splitting up at the first signs of boredom and adversity. They are quick to forget their vow to stay together "for better or for worse". Marriage takes work and has it's ups and downs. God ordained it to be forever....PERIOD!

B's Thumbs Up: I give this movie a thumbs up because it's relatable and it gives you a cold hard view into what can happen if you act selfishly and irresponsibly. Hollywood constantly sensationalizes lust and sin. They are blinding the public's ability to tell the difference between what's fake and real. I applaud Tyler for writing the truth in this regard. As my husband and I were leaving the theatre, we overheard to two women talking about the movie. One said to the other, "Thank you for bringing me to see this. I see where you were coming from. Tyler showed me that in this movie" The other woman replied "I told you. Think about it before you make your decision." I would like to think this movie helped someone make this decision not to give up on  her marriage but instead fight.

B's Thumbs Down: Tyler is very talented at his craft but I have to give him a thumbs down when it comes to applying biblical principles in this movie. He gives the audience a lukewarm interpretation of what Christianity is all about and we all know how God feels about a lukewarm Christian (Rev.3:16) Also, it was agitating to see Judith's mom who (in the movie) was also a reverend, curse at her son in law, Brice, and then justify her slip up after he tells her she shouldn't be cursing. For lemme change that, From now on, I would like to see Tyler write characters with strong Christian values minus the cursing, misquoting of scripture and bar scene fellowships. We are to reverence the word of God and not make light of God's doctrine. I understand the desire to keep it real and relatable but it can be done without compromising the standard (Sherwood Pictures has proven that). If we are going to acknowledge God for his might, power and ability to change any circumstance then go all out!!! Jesus Christ died on the cross so that we can be free from sin.

Tyler, you say God has blessed you and has given you a platform to help the people so please start writing characters with true Godly standards and stop writing lukewarm christian characters who will only become a stumbling block for those (your viewers) who are seeking to know God.

Praying This Review Has Helped Make Living Your Life a Little Easier :)

Monday, April 8, 2013

How to Avoid Lady Hands

Before you continue reading STOP and look at your hands..
My heart dropping moment was when I noticed the old lady hands typing at my computer. I'm only in my 30's so why did my hands look like they were approaching retirement? The answer is plain and simple...NEGLECT. Our hands go through a lot during the day and are easily overlooked. Think about it. We work, cook, clean, style hair, give kiddie baths, bite our nails etc. The list goes on and on.
I recently discovered the True Blue hand scrub and lotion system while shopping at Bath and Body Works and let me tell ya.....I am in love!!!
First, I used the 60 second manicure hand scrub and followed up with the hand softening lotion. My hands now look youthful and feels silky smooth. I highly recommend this product. These items are currently on sale at Bath and Body Works; Buy Two, Get One Free.

Here are a few additional tips on how to Avoid "Old Lady" hands.
  • Remember to moisturize.
  • Use glove while cleaning or using harsh chemicals.
  • Whether at the salon or at home, give yourself a manicure. Keep those fingernails looking neat and healthy. Be sure to push those cuticles back, file, buff and apply nail polish or clear coat.
  • Apply Sunscreen when needed.
 Now go and take care of those hands!!! (PS I am not getting paid to endorse these products.)
Praying this post has helped to make your living your life a little easier :)


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Extreme Couponing & Publix Deals

I don't consider myself to be an extreme couponer. Unless it's for church or charity, I don't see the need to coupon for 100 sticks of deodorant and 75 bottles of soda (besides that has to be murder on the kidneys). For me, it's all about cutting down on our grocery bill while building a reasonable stock pile based on my family's needs. Since we started couponing, our grocery bill has reduced by 60%. Couponing has also helped us to upgrade to purchasing name brand items for less the cost of generic. Extreme couponing is not for everyone but saving money is!

Please click on the link to watch my Basics to Couponing Tutorial.
It might just be me but I found this week's deals at Publix to be a little scarce. Listed below are some of the coupon deals I found.

Publix Deals

Uncle Bens Rice BOGO $1.49 (You need to purchase four boxes)
$1.00 off of Three (Print One)

Marzetti Dressing BOGO $3.69
$1.00 off of One (Print Two)

Spot Shot Instant Carpet Cleaner BOGO $4.99
$1.00 off of One (Print Two)

Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip BOGO $4.99
$1.00 off of One (Print Two)

Praying this blog post has help make living your life a little easier.

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