Be the Light…

Okay Readers:) I am back with new ways to save your pennies and create new from old.  Today’s projects are actually ones I have recently finished.  I became obsessed with re-creating my space and since, like most of you, we are on a budget.  My latest project is re-doing the light fixtures in my home.  ImageImageImageImage


Mother May I…spend less money?
May 9, 2013, 8:53 AM
Filed under: Fun on a budget

Try these helpful money saving hints for Mother’s Day or any other day!

From May 18th to May 20th, come out to CVS and receive a FREE L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur sample and a coupon! Demonstrators will be on site explaining how Miracle Blur works. Miracle Blur is Revitalift’s first finishing cream that delivers instant results.  Not only does it deliver anti-aging benefits, it diffuses light on the skin for a soft –focus blurring effect upon application. To find out if this event is near you, just enter your zip code on the top right of this page.

Visit the National Public Gardens Day website at Better Homes and Garden and click on Click to Find a Garden Near You to open up a PDF file of the public gardens who are offering free admission on National Public Gardens Day.  The public gardens are organized by state and you can visit the website listed to get more information on a particular garden.  Get Your Coupon for Free Admission: Click on Get Coupon and fill out your name, email address, zip code, the local garden you’d like to attend, and the number of people who you’ll be going with. Signing up for the Better Homes and Gardens newsletters are optional.  Click Submit and then Free Admission Coupon to open up your admission ticket for your public garden.  Tip: Each coupon is good for up to two people to get free admission into the garden but you can print the coupon as many times as needed to accommodate everyone in your group.

Coloring Castle’s Printable Mother’s Day Coloring Pages

Mothers Day Coloring Pages© Coloring Castle

Coloring Castle has some wonderful Mother’s Day coloring pages and you can download as many as you want.

In addition to the Mother’s Day coloring pages there are also cards that can be printed and colored.


May 12th Jazz Vespers?-  6:30 pm Zwingli UCC 350 Wile Ave. Souderton, PA.  Free will offering will be taken.  215-723-1186 or 215-723-3909 for questions.

May 13th- 7:30pm View and Brew Movie night.  Sellersville Theater.  Showing:  Smokey and the Bandit

Looking forward to updating your beauty routine for the Spring? Be sure to go to Walgreens on Saturday, May 11th and try Coty and Elizabeth Arden fragrances, and the latest Sally Hansen products! This is a great opportunity to experience new celebrity fragrances such as Faith Hill’s Vintage Soul 2 Soul and Halle Berry’s Closer. Elizabeth Arden fragrances will also be featured: Britney Spears, Ed Hardy, Jennifer Aniston, Mary J. Blige, Red Door, Sean John Empress, Tommy Girl, Taylor Swift, and Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds. What’s more -Walgreens will be offering special discounts on these fragrances.

Beauty Advisors will also be showing customers how to use Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs products and demonstrating Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color which dries in just 60 seconds. Airbrush Legs is a must have to cover up imperfections as the weather gets warm enough for skirts and dresses. Don’t miss out on great coupons Airbrush Legs and Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color for these products while you’re there.

This event is at all Walgreens, to find one near you go to

May 18th 9 am-3 pm.  Church of the Holy Spirit, Sumneytown Pike and Barndt rd, Harleysville.  Local artisans, crafters, plants and hanging baskets will be featured.  Food, flea market, ,kids activities, and pie baking contest!


Olive oil-Not just Popeye’s girlfriend
May 9, 2013, 7:42 AM
Filed under: helpful household hints, Life style

Here is one more product with multiple uses…Have you ever thought about using olive oil for this?

1)  Paint remover-your hands can get stained with splatter while painting.  How do you get them clean with out scrubbing your hands raw?  Try a teaspoon of olive oil and mix with a pinch of either sugar or baking soda.  Gently rub over the area to remove paint.

2)  Unstick zippers-using a q-tip apply a small amount of oil to the inside of the slider and move the tab up and down the teeth a few times.

3)  If you find you have run out of your favorite shave cream, you can use sub it when shaving.    Lightly coat your legs in olive oil and your razor will run effortlessly over stubble.  It also conditions your razor blades too!

4)  Clean candlesticks.  Wash it first with mild dish soap and a few drops of olive oil.  To prevent pieces from sticking, wipe a tiny bit olive oil on the inside before you put the candle back in.

5)  Prevent hair balls.  Drizzle a teaspoon of olive oil on pet food to help any swallowed hair make its way through your furry friend’s digestive system so it won’t be coughed up instead.


May 9, 2013, 6:43 AM
Filed under: Uncategorized


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