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Christmas Cash November 16, 2016

Filed under: Cash,Christmas,Earn,Money,Rewards,Saving,Shopping — admin @ 10:16 am
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I am a single mom of a very active and busy fourteen year old young man. I work full time for the NYS Assembly. I love doing crafts and saving money. So I will be posting my ideas or ideas that I have found from one of my favorite sites Pinterest. I also am very savvy with a computer so I will be posting printables as well. I hope you enjoy my blog.
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It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only about five weeks away. It seems like the older I get the faster it goes. Here are a few things I’m doing to earn extra cash while ordering my Christmas gifts online. I did this the last few years and last year I was able to get my son a free year of Xbox Live Gold.

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Swagbucks – I print off coupons from this site, which they are from coupons.com, and I earn 10SB for each one I use. I also will order online and always make sure I go through the site to get an extra percentage back. You can also watch videos. Do surveys.  Also if you set swagbucks as your default search engine, you can get SB just by searching.Depending on how much time you invest will depend on how much you get. As of today I have 7370SB which is equivalent to $73. You redeem SB with gift cards or my case, my son’s Xbox live gold.

 

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Ebates – If you just want to sit back and just shop online then Ebates is good for you. You get real cash back. Right now I have $7 pending.  They either send out checks or right to your PayPal account every three months as long as your balance is over $5.01, if it’s under then it gets rolled over to the next cycle.

I have been with both of these sites for a while, but just in the past few years I’ve used them more. As my son has gotten older, his tastes have gotten more expensive and as a single parent with one income it can be rough.

 

Native Spring Box Grater – Review November 10, 2016

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nativespringgraterjpgI actually enjoyed my Native Spring Box Grater. I liked how you can take the blades right out and it catches everything. What I didn’t like was that there’s nothing protecting the blades while not in use. It’s sharp. So I took the blades out while being stored. I didn’t want to accidentally cut myself while going in the drawer or have my teenage son cut himself either. He likes to cook as well. I do recommend this product. Would make a good Christmas present.

 

Peppermint Fudge December 20, 2012

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Peppermint Fudge

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes

Yield: 12+ (up to 64 pieces)

Peppermint Fudge

Ingredients

  • 1 – 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Tb. butter + extra for buttering the dish
  • 1 lb. dark chocolate chips/chunks
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Andes Peppermint Chunks

Instructions

  1. Grease a 8 X 8 or 8 X 11 baking dish. Sprinkle half the peppermint chunks in the bottom of the dish and set aside.
  2. Place a medium sauce pot over medium heat with 2 inches of water. Place a glass bowl over the top–making sure the glass doesn’t touch the water.
  3. Pour the condensed milk and butter in the bowl and heat.
  4. Add the chocolate chips and salt in the bowl. Stir the chocolate and watch as it melts and thickens–about 5 minutes.
  5. The mixture should thicken to a THICK cake batter consistency–almost too thick to pour.
  6. Add both extracts and mix well.
  7. Pour the mixture into the dish. Gently tap the dish on the counter for at least a minute to allow air bubbles to rise to the surface and to smooth the surface.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining peppermint chips over the top and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, maybe longer, to set.
  9. To cut, dip a sharp knife in hot tap water, wipe and cut quickly. Dip and wipe the knife between cuts. Cut into 1 inch squares.

Notes

Adapted from: A Spicy Perspective

http://blog.eternal-hopes.com/peppermint-fudge/

 

Winter/Christmas Subway Art December 20, 2012

Filed under: Christmas,Printables,Subway Art — admin @ 1:28 pm
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I had made some subway art actually last year that I’d like to share. It’s under my deviantART account.

        

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