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PennyRaine.com

I recently mentioned that I follow the blog of Penny Raine and enjoy her eBook collection, Creatively Simple.  She sent out a newsletter today announcing the arrival of 4 new eBooks.  These eBooks are “Best of” compilations from her newsletters and they do qualify for the 50% discount announced earlier this week.

In addition, she occasionally posts a FREEBIE on her web-site.  She has one there now and the title is 101 Ways to Save Money: Study Guide.  I downloaded it earlier today, but haven’t had a chance to take a look at it yet.  Since this blog is dedicated to frugal living, I thought you’d want to know about 101 ways to save money!  🙂

[Edited to add]  DUH!  It’s a good thing I usually double-check my published posts!  I forgot the link for Penny’s FREEBIE!  Here it is…PennyRaine.com.


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Homeschool Freebie of the Day – Friday

In the midst of the technical difficulties, I was unable to send a reminder yesterday about Homeschool Freebie of the Day.  As I mentioned earlier this week, they divided The Big Handbook of Nature Studies into 6 files and spread them out through the week.  I suspected that they’d leave the links up so that folks who heard about this late, or who forgot to download everyday, would have a chance to get the whole eBook.  Well, I was right!  They announced today that they will be keeping all 6 links available through the weekend.  So, if you missed anything, you can still get it.  If you didn’t know about it until now, you can still get it all.  🙂

Here’s a rundown for the whole week:

Monday:   Introduction and Teacher’s Guide (Part I) and Bird/Fish Study (Part II)

Tuesday:   Reptiles, Amphibians, & Mammals (Part III)

Wednesday:   Insects & Invertebrates (Part IV)

Thursday:    Trees & Plant Life (Part V)

Friday:   Earth, Water, & Sky (Part VI)

Now, that’s an impressive collection of files!  But, on top of that, they posted some extra freebies during the week.  Those extra links are still up too, so I think you’ll have  good chance at downloading those files as well.

[Note:  This post is also available at the new blog url,   http://www.friendlyfrugalista.com.]

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Macaroni Grill: Sign Up and Save

A hearty ~~THANK YOU~~ goes to Jill of Frugal Plus for posting about this!  I love Macaroni Grill!  And while it isn’t exactly cheap eats, it is (in my humble opinion) good eats.  So, a couple times a year (when I’m already in Greensboro), I sneak over and indulge. 🙂   In order to spare my budget just a little bit, I only order a cup of soup and a cheesecake.  Now, they give you free bread anyway. So, I get soup, bread, and a delicious dessert for less than the price of one entree.  Yum!  By the way, I don’t want any fruity stuff on my cheesecake.  I always ask for their chocolate ganache.  I love a good chocolate and I love a good cheesecake.  A good chocolate on a good cheesecake is my foodie version of  Heaven on earth!

OK, so here’s the deal, if you go here and sign up for the Mac Pack, they’ll send  you updates and special offers.  I’ve already registered and confirmed.  In my first official email, I received a coupon for a FREE appetizer.  So, next time I sneak over there, I’ll skip the soup, get the FREE appetizer, and enjoy my cheesecake!   I get to have my cake, and eat it too!  *giggle*

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Psst!  In case you were wondering, I do draw on the paper tablecloth.  Well, sometimes!  I usually prefer to play a word game.  Like where you think of a word or phrase (such a Macaroni Grill) and see how many words you can make out of it while waiting for your food to arrive.

Like this…

M A C A R O N I G R I L L

car, girl, cram, ram, grim, liar, rail, ail, air, groin, coin, man, can, ran, clam…

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This Week @ Family Intel: Summary of “Home Sweet Homework”

Hmmmm!  It almost seems like Family Intel has a videocamera watching our house.  Last week’s summary was particularly applicable to our family.  And it seems this week’s summary just may be too.  Even though we’re homeschoolers and homework is not a huge problem around here (everything we do is home-work–hehe!), I’m pretty sure the studying strategies part will be helpful.

Remember that you must register at Family Intel to see the summaries.  As always, registration is FREE!  🙂

SUMMARY RUN-DOWN:

~This Week~  Home Sweet Homework:  A Parent’s Guide to Stress-Free Homework & Studying Strategies That Work by Sharon Marshall Lockett

~Last Week~  Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

~Next Week~ Helping  Hyperactive Kids by Lynn Horowitz and Cecile Rost

Family Intel now has 43 FREE summaries!  Yay!

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Homeschool Freebie of the Day: Wednesday Reminder

Don’t forget to visit Homeschool Freebie of the Day to get Part IV of The Big Handbook of Nature Studies.

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Food Lion: Ad w/ Coupons and a FREEBIE Offer

Click here for the new Food Lion ad.

This weeks’ printable Food Lion coupons:

~$1 off $5 purchase of Butcher’s Brand Beef

~$1 off Tombstone Pizza

~$1 off 2 jars of Mount Olive Pickles

~$1 off one box of Grape Nuts cereal

Also, get FREE Food Lion pasta when you purchase three (3) Ragu 26oz Pasta Sauces. (Valid in a single transaction January 20-26, 2010. Participating products include: Any Ragu 26oz Pasta Sauce, Food Lion Regular or Thin Spaghetti, and Elbow Macaroni.)

And use your Ragu sauce to make the weekly recipe, Ragu No Frying Chicken Parmesan.

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Pedigree Adoption Drive FREE Dog Food Coupon

Did you adopt a shelter dog in 2009?  If so, you may qualify for a coupon toward a FREE 20 lb. bag of Pedigree.  Click here for the details.

[Note:  If the link fails to completely load for you, try refreshing it.  It opened for me only after I tried a second time.]

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Homeschool Freebie of the Day: Tuesday Reminder

Here’s a friendly reminder to visit Homeschool Freebie of the Day today to download the third file from The Big Handbook of Nature Studies.  The Tuesday file is Part III:  Amphibians, Reptiles, & Mammals.

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Skin MD Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Skin MD is sponsoring a Valentine’s Day Giveaway valued at $100.  Enter to win through February 7, 2010, and also earn additional entries by blogging, subscribing to the Skin MD feed, etc. and then emailing them to let them know what you did to earn the extra entries.

The giveaway includes:

(1) A Bottle of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion

(2) A Bottle of Skin MD Natural + SPF Shielding Lotion

(3) One Pound of See’s Dark Assorted Chocolates

(4) 12 Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Coffee Pouches

(5) A “Kiss Me” Mug

(6) A Cuddly Teddy Bear

(7) Lollipop Bouquet

(8) A Line Wicker Basket

Click here for the details and to register for your first entry.  Good luck!

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