Thursday, February 26, 2009

FREE Spaghetti Dinner at Save A Lot!! This offer is good for Oregon and Washington!

Ladies in the NW Region, this is a deal you can't miss out on.
Save a Lot is offering a FREE Spaghetti Dinner (fixings for the
spaghetti dinner!) on Saturday, Feb 28, 2009. This is only for
participating Oregon and Washington Stores. They will be giving
away free spaghetti dinners from 8 am to 12 noon. In addition,
they will also be donating 1000 dinners to a local food pantry
for the first 1000 vouchers redeemed at that store.

Here's how to get your FREE Spaghetti Dinner:

Go here to print out your free voucher. You will then need to
present the voucher at the store between the hours of 8 am to
12 noon. Below is a list of the participating stores.

~ Tacoma, Washington (Several Locations)

~ Pasco, Washington

~ Port Orchard, Washington

~ Springfield, Oregon

~ Portland, Oregon (Several Locations!)

~ Albany, Oregon

Special Thanks to Thrifty NW Mom and Hip2Save for this wonderful Deal!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Barefoot Mommies Giveaway!!

Yes, my friends..The giveaways just keep getting
better!! Barefoot Mommy is hosting a PopUps Murals
Giveaway by The Creative Individual Company.

Here are the samples of what she has and many
other options available at their awesome site.

(Toy Pile Color PopUp Mural)

(This is the Monkeys and Polka Dots Mural, they have in their home!)

These are the ones that I Luuv:):)

(Growing Wings Mural)

(Capri's Cherry Tree Fairy Room Mural)

The Creative Individual offering two(2)of Barefoot Mommie's
readers two(2) Monkey PopUps Peel n Stick.

.:::Here's How To Win It!:::.
Go to The Creative Individual Company and tell us what mural or pop up you love from their site!

Extra Entries:
1) Blog about the giveaway with a link to Barefoot Mommies & The Creative Individual Company
2) Tweet about this giveaway
3) Add their NEW Button
4)Add their Banner for 2 extra!
5) Follow Them!
6) Donate $1 to The Ark Adventure and receive another entry!

Leave Extra comments for ALL.

Contest is open to US & Canada
Contest Ends: March 9th
Good Luck!!

You also can get 10% off of your purchase by using promo code is “ 2468”….valid for one month

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Del Monte's New "Superfruit" in Town, w/ Coupon.

Del Monte has a new snack
called,Superfruit and it's a makeover of the classic
fruit cup with chunks of real fruit with Vitamin C and
antioxidants. To top it off it's packed in a blend of
100% fruit juice!So no sugary syrup. This is definitely
a snack that I can enjoy together with my kids and
welcome you to try. Visit for
more info. and to get your $1.25 off 2 printable coupon
(register,then print your coupon)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Valentines Treat to Make for Valentines Day.

1box (1 lb 6.5 oz) Betty Crocker® Original Supreme brownie mix

Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
1bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped
3tablespoons whipping cream
1/2cup chopped pecans

Print these coupons...

About Concordance™

1.Heat oven to 350°F. Line bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with foil. Grease bottom only of foil with shortening or cooking spray. Make brownie mix as directed on box, using pouch of chocolate syrup, water, oil and eggs. Bake as directed for 13x9-inch pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
2.Using foil to lift, remove brownie from pan. Remove foil. With deep 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut 12 brownies.
3.In medium microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and whipping cream uncovered on High 1 to 3 minutes, stirring every minute, until caramels are melted.
4.Arrange brownies on serving plate. Drizzle caramel mixture over brownies. Sprinkle with pecans.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Follow High Altitude directions on brownie mix box for 13x9-inch pan.

Print these coupons...

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Monday, February 2, 2009

How To: Heart Shaped Soaps for Valentines Day..

(Photo: Martha

I just got my email for the craft of the day from Martha Stewart and
lept for joy at this one. I love doing something new at home with my
kids and hope that you'll find this one a "To do" on our activity list for
Valentines also.

Here's a link to Martha Stewart's page and the video on how to create
these wonderful Soaps. Please be sure to send us your pictures of
what you made so that we can post it up for our readers to see.

Stamped soaps, inspired by candy conversation hearts, are great gifts for friends. Put in cellophane bags tied with tags; adorn with glitter.

Tools and Materials
Nonstick 9-inch square pan
Heart-shape cookie cutter
Glass measuring cup
Glycerin soap
Bench scraper
Soap colorant or food coloring
Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
Cutting board
Needle nose pliers
1/8-inch metal letter stamps
Masking tape

Heart-Shaped Soap How-To
We used a 2-inch cookie cutter (1 inch high) and 2 1/2 pounds of glycerin soap-sold at crafts stores-to make 16 hearts.

1. Depending on your equipment, yields may vary. To determine how much glycerin you'll need, fill pan with water to 1/4 inch below height of cookie cutter; pour water into measuring cup. Record amount; discard water.

2. Cut soap into small pieces with bench scraper; fill measuring cup. Microwave on medium heat until melted; stir. Add soap and heat until you've reached the water amount. Add colorant; stir. Pour liquid into pan. Spray with alcohol to eliminate bubbles.

3. Let harden at room temperature, 2 hours. Freeze 10 minutes.

4. Turn upside down onto cutting board. Create soaps with cookie cutter; pull cutter out with pliers if it sticks. Tape stamps together to form words, and imprint on soap, applying light, even pressure.

First Published: February 2006

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Tip on Water Preparedness..

Water Purification

The storage and purification of water are vital issues in the grand scheme of disaster preparedness. It is important to know how to store water properly before disaster strikes and even more important to know how to purify water after a disaster. Here are some important tips to help you.

Storage :

  • Store water in thoroughly washed plastic, fiberglass or enamel-lined metal containers.
  • Never use a container that has held toxic substances.
  • Plastic containers, such as soft drink bottles are best. You can also purchase food-grade plastic buckets or drums.
  • Seal water containers tightly, label and store them in a cool, dark place.
  • Adding oxygen by pouring water back and forth between two clean containers will improve the taste of stored water.
  • Replace the water every six months.

Purification - General :

While the storage of water is fairly simple and straight forward, water purification is a bit more complex. In addition to having a bad odor and taste,contaminated water can contain microorganisms that cause diseases such as dysentery, typhoid and hepatitis.

You should purify all water of uncertain purity before using it for drinking, food preparation or hygiene. There are many ways to purify water. None is perfect. Often the best method is a combination of methods.

Boiling and disinfecting will kill most microbes but will not remove other contaminants such as heavy metals, salts and most other chemicals.

Distillation will remove microbes that resist boiling and disinfecting plus heavy metals, salts and most other chemicals. Before purifying, let any suspended particles settle to the bottom, or strain them through layers ofpaper towel or a clean cloth.

Purification - Boiling :

  • Boiling is the safest method of purifying water. Bring water to a rolling boil for 3-5 minutes, keeping in mind some water will evaporate.
  • Let the water cool before drinking.
  • Boiled water will taste better if you put oxygen back into it by pouring the water back and forth between two clean containers.

Purification - Disinfecting :

  • You can use household bleach to kill microorganisms. Use only regular household bleach that contains 5.25 percent sodium hypochlorite.
  • Do not use scented bleaches, color-safe bleaches or bleaches with added cleaners.
  • Add 16 drops of bleach per gallon of water, stir and let stand 30 minutes. If the water does not have a slight bleach odor, repeat the dosage and let stand another 15 minutes.
  • The only agent used to purify water should be household liquid bleach. Other chemicals, such as iodine or water treatment products sold in camping or surplus stores that do not contain 5.25 percent sodium hypochlorite as the only active ingredient, are not recommended and should not be used.

Purification - Distillation :

  • Distillation involves boiling water and then collecting the vapor that condenses back to water. The condensed water will not include salt and other impurities.
  • To distill, fill a pot halfway with water.
  • Tie a cup to the handle on the pot's lid so that the cup will hang right-side-up when the lid is upside-down (make sure the cup is not dangling into the water) and boil the water for 20 minutes.
  • The water that drips from the lid into the cup is distilled.

Water Preparedness Fact Sheet, from Washington Military Department, Division of Emergency Management



Sugar Scrub Recipes

Here's the recipe to create the sugar scrubs at home with
what you got in the kitchen. Try them out and post on
here which one worked really well for your skin.
Luscious Sugar Scrub Recipe

1 glass jar with lid (canning jar works)
1 cup of sugar (white or brown )
1/2 cup of coconut oil
4 tsp. jojoba oil
4 tsp. almond oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. Vitamin E

Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub

1 glass jar with lid (canning jar works)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup of olive oil or evoo(extra virgin olive oil)
1 tbsp. lemon juice or 1 tbsp of grated lemon zest.
2 tbsp. Honey
1 tsp. Vitamin E

Mix the items in a bowl with spoon. spoon sugar scrub into glass jar.
(You can also use table salt instead of sugar if you're short on that)
Glass jars work best as it doesn't absorb the scent of essential oils
which makes it last longer.

When using: it is best to use it in the shower by rubbing in circles
working from your shoulders on down to your toes. Remember to
prevent slips by rinsing the shower floor as it will be slippery.

List of activities to do..

Ok, so many of you Laurels and beehives voiced your opinions
today about having some activites that are fun not boring.
Believe me when I say, we hear you and we are definitely
planning some awesome activities for you all this year.
Not only is it fun but also education and you'll always be able
to walk away with some new skills to use at home to impress
your parentals but something to hand down to your siblings.

Here's a list of the things you want to do for the
next upcoming months. Please feel free to come on
and comment..and please no anonymous comments..k?
no for reals.

  • Laser Tag
  • Make Baby Diaper Cakes for the upcoming baby showers in our ward.
  • Sleepovers
  • Learning how to make sugar scrubs and homemade beauty products.
  • Having another "Beauty Makeover Night" since most of you couldn't make it to the last one that we had. (which was 3 Thursdays ago.)
  • Ice Skating at the Lloyd Center again.
  • Roller Skating
  • Have a Bake Sale to raise funds for our young women.
  • Go door to door selling Fai kakai Ngou'a. or Fai kakai.
  • Have a Car Wash.
  • Have a Valentines Dance...hint, hint..
  • Volunteer our time at the Oregon Food Bank.

If you have anything you'd like to add to this list please
post in the comments section below. Muchos Gracias...

Recipe of the day

I remembered that some of you wanted a great Rice Krispies
recipe to create at home and wanted to share this recipe that
I got from my fellow couponer, Cia Lealao. I've tried these
already and they're to die for..yummy...sorry, no picture but
if you make sure to email us the picture so we can post

Chocolate Butterscotch Rice Krispie Treats

1 c. light karo syrup
1 c. sugar
1 c. peanut butter (creamy or crunchy, its up to you)
1 c. semi-sweet choc. chips (milk choc. makes it too sweet)
1 c. butterscotch chips
6 c. rice crispies

-Set aside 6 cups of rice crispies in a large bowl.
And a cookie sheet or a pan lightly covered with butter.

In small saucepan, cook corn syrup and sugar over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture begins to boil. Boil for about a minute.Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter.

Pour over cereal and mix well. Press in buttered 9x13 pan.

Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together over hot (not boiling) water, stirring constantly until smooth. Or in microwave for 2 minutes, Stirring every 20 seconds.

Spread over cereal mixture. Chill until firm, about 15 minutes.

You might want to ask your hubbys to cut them cause they are hard. Unless your buff, (which I'm not) lol