Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Note: This seat replaces your existing toilet seat. You'll never need another seat because the child section simply flips up into the lid when not in use. When a child needs it, all he or she has to do is pull that part down.
It cleans easily! No more mess and no more having to store potty seats! Just think, in about 20-30 years, your grandchildren can come over and use this seat.
More expensive, i.e. quiet close, etc, family seats are available on the Internet from other companys.
Photo: The seat to the left is a different product, but helps you get the idea of how the family seat works.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
In fact, we are once again way past due for a date night. Problem is, they can quickly become sooo expensive. In the winter, it's especially difficult to find places to go that are free, so I think I'm going to start a running list of ideas. For example, recently I read on a knoxmoms.com blog that she found a new used book store with some killer prices near Papermill & Kingston Pike. Maybe we could check that out in January 2011! Seriously, I'm going to start a list of ideas, just as I have for activities with my toddler.
For ideas, read Coupon Katie's post about affording date nights. She says they swap childcare with friends so that both they and the other couple can have free childcare for date nights.
How do you afford date nights?
Sunday, April 18, 2010
This month's speaker will discuss benefits of composting and simple ways to get started.
No reservation is needed. Just bring your lunch (drinks will be provided). For more information, visit the UT Garden's Website.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
One good deal: Home Depot is offering Buy One, Get One Free Bonnie 3"-5" peat pot veggies & herbs on Sunday, April 18 ONLY in honor of Earth Day (Week). Limit 10 per customer while supplies last.
For the week (April 18-24), Home Depot also has BOGO Free on all vegetable, herb and flower seed packs.
I had a blast today at EarthFest 2010 and learned about a new license plate that will soon be available to Tennessee motorists if enough are pre-ordered by June 2010.
You can go to www.irecyclecampaign.org and order a plate no matter when your current tags expire because when the tag is ready, your cost will be prorated based on your renewal date.
The funds from the new tag will primarily benefit Project 2000, which plans to
- continue to educate and advocate for greater recycling participation in our state through workshops, forums, school projects and summits;
- create careers, employment, and jobs in the field of environmental sustainability;
- research, develop, manufacture, and market products made in our state from recycled materials(fiber).
If you wish to support this effort pre-order your plate by June 2010.
Monday, April 12, 2010
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Saturday, April 10, 2010
Our library is again hosting The Penguin Players, who will put on a show of this fantastic book. Thankfully, Gabrielle had the list already made!
Here's the schedule:
April 12 at 10:30 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library
April 12 at 4:00 p.m., North Knoxville Branch Library
April 13 at 4:00 p.m., Howard Pinkston Branch Library
April 14 at 10:00 a.m., Murphy Branch Library
April 14 at 4:00 p.m., Carter Branch Library
April 15 at 11:00 a.m., Karns Branch Library
April 15 at 4:00 p.m., Sequoyah Branch Library
April 16 at 4:00 p.m., Halls Branch Library
April 20 at 11:00 a.m., Norwood Branch Library
April 20 at 4:00 p.m., Farragut Branch Library
April 21 at 11:00 a.m., Lawson McGhee Library
April 21 at 3:30 p.m., South Knoxville Branch Library
April 22 at 10:00 a.m., Burlington Branch Library
April 22 at 4:00 p.m., Bearden Branch Library
April 23 at 10:30 a.m., Powell Branch Library
April 23 at 4:00 p.m., Cedar Bluff Branch Library
Friday, April 9, 2010
Image by EasyEcoBlog via FlickrAre you using reusable bags? Thanks to CVS offering a dollar every fourth visit for using their reusable bag--that's what finally got me started. I nabbed both the bag and the bag tag for free when they offered extra care bucks for buying them a few months back.
I like the bags because it's obviously less wasteful to use them, but also, the plastic bags pile up so fast! I end up with way more than I could ever use for trash can liners. I take my extra to McKay's Used Books.
Walgreens also frequently has coupons for: 3 bags/99 cents. So, I purchased a few Walgreens bags and plan to start using them when I shop at the grocery store.
Coupon Mommie is reporting that Target will be again giving away a reusable bag at the beginning of the Earth Day week this year.
When you use a reusable bag, Target will take 5 cents off your order.
So plan to shop early on Sunday, April 18 to score a Target bag.
If you're interesting in making some free bags from your old T-shirts, visit Couponing in Critical Time's post.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I scored some random savings this week at Kroger all because I carry my coupon binder when I go grocery shopping. While cruising down the pasta isle, I noticed Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta for 10 for $10. I thought I had a coupon and sure enough, $1 off one, so it was free! Not something I knew about in advance, but a free surprise is fine with me!
I'm pretty sure the coupon came from All You magazine, but I have no idea which issue it was in, but if you have any Ronzoni coupons, go stock up on pasta this week at Kroger.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Image by haleysuzanne via FlickrIf you have a Big Lots near you, consider stopping in from time to time to review their food items. You never know when they're going to have Kashi or some other item you'll want. While you're there, you can pick up a loaf of bread. This week, I picked up Sara Lee 100% whole wheat for $1.20. On occasion they also have Sunmaid raisin bread for only $1.00 (instead of nearly $3 at the grocery store!)