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The Crafty Working Mom

The life of a working crafty mom

How To Get XBox Live Gold Free January 17, 2017

Filed under: Deals,Freebies,Offers — admin @ 12:17 pm

If you have ever had an Xbox 360 or Xbox One, you know Gold is the way to go. Cheaper games, free games, plus being able to interact with other people around the world. Well a year of gold comes with the price tag of $59.99 per year. For the last two years I have gotten it for free. Yes free! This is how I did it. First, I signed up for Swagbucks. By signing up through me, you get $5 or 50SB.

Way to earn SB

  • Shopping
  • Surveys
  • Watching Videos
  • Searching the Internet
  • Playing Games
  • Plus more….

Once you have racked up 5000SB, which is not to hard. It’s easier than it looks, you get redeem it to get your free copy of XBox Live Gold. They are sent via Email. They’re other gift cards as well.  So if this sounds good to you head over to Swagbucks and sign up. Remember to sign up through me so you get the extra SB.


Dollar General Coupons & Savings January 10, 2017

Filed under: Coupons,Deals,Freebies,Frugal — admin @ 9:43 am



Weight Watchers: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake December 2, 2016

Filed under: Dessert,Weight Watchers — admin @ 9:57 am

Weight Watchers: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake - The Crafty Working Mom

I made this a couple times last year. Amazing. This is 12SP per serving. I saw cheesecake up to 26SP. I did substitute the almond extract for vanilla extract. Almond is very strong. I do plan on making this again. I only eat cheesecake once a year around my birthday which is Christmas time.

Weight Watchers: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
Recipe type: Dessert
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 12
  • 2 spray(s) cooking spray
  • 10 item(s) cream filled chocolate sandwich cookie(s)
  • 8½ Tbsp fat-free cream cheese
  • 8 oz low fat cream cheese, tub-style
  • 1 cup(s) sugar
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup(s) fat free cottage cheese
  • 2 tsp almond extract, or less to taste
  • 6 large egg white(s)
  • ¾ cup(s) mini chocolate chips, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  2. Lightly coat a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Crush cookies; sprinkle evenly over bottom of pan.
  3. Using an electric mixer, in a large bowl, beat together cream cheeses on lowest speed until well-blended.
  4. In a small bowl, combine sugar and flour; add to cream cheese mixture and beat until smooth.
  5. In a food processor or blender, purée cottage cheese until smooth. Add cottage cheese and almond extract to cream cheese mixture; beat until smooth. Add egg whites; beat until well-blended. Stir in ½ cup chocolate chips.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips. Bake until cheesecake puffs and center is almost set, about 60 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Run a knife around sides of pan to loosen; release pan sides. Cover and chill overnight. Cut into 12 slices and serve. Yields 1 slice per serving.



DVD organization….the completed project December 1, 2016

Filed under: Amazon,Organization — admin @ 10:49 am

I bet most don’t remember the mess I had with all my DVDs. I have a ton. Here’s a recap.

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After scanning bar-codes into the Movie Collection app, which is 100% free. I came up with a total of 448 DVDs in my collection. That was a tiring process. Worth it because it took two full sized bookshelves to put all my movies neatly on there. To much space for me. Using the 200 Clear CPP Plastic DVD Sleeves were the best. You put the cover art in and then the DVD. I also ordered these cute storage bins from Target. They fit on my book shelve perfect. I ordered four. I also made my own dividers. Here’s how it came out.

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Next project is organizing all my recipes. What funny is the binder spine I am using is the same design as my DVD separators I made. Did that completely by accident.