Thursday, September 6, 2012

OMG! FREE Star Trek Paper Doll Printables!

For those of you who know me personally, you know I am a HUGE Star Trek Fan. So, finding these adorable little girl paper dolls with Star Trek uniforms really tickled me! I am printing out several sets onto card stock, and laminating them so my daughter and I can play! 

Thumbnail link image printable paper doll

To download and print your own, head over to 

Sunday Coupon Insert Preview for 09/9 ~ 3 Inserts!

There are a few good coupons in the inserts this weekend. There will be (2) SmartSource and (1) RedPlum. Be sure to check your paper at the news stand to make sure all inserts are included. Or, check out Discounted Newspapers to see what the best deal for a weekly subscription (remember, you get the best coupons when you subscribe!).Remember that coupon selection and values vary according to region, so our paper might not include these exact coupons (though it’s a close estimate). In general, newspapers with larger circulation will have better coupons, but you’ll want to check the papers in your area to be sure. 

Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!
(/X) after coupon = expiration date
() before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes
DND5 = coupon states Do Not Double, but barcode starts w/a 5

Smartsource  Coupon Insert #1
Almay $2/2 cosmetic items ets TARGET coupon (12/30/12)
Bausch + Lomb $3/1 ocuvite product (11/30/12)
Betty Crocker $.50/1 box muffin mix (11/3/12)
Betty Crocker $.50/2 boxed potatoes excludes Potato Buds and pouch (11/3/12)
Betty Crocker $.75/1 Shake-N-Pour desserts (11/3/12)
Brut $1/1 fragrance 3.5oz+ or anti-perspirant/deodorant 2oz+ dnd (10/9/12)
Chex $.50/2 Mix 4.5oz+ or 100 Calorie Snack (11/3/12)
Claritin $10/1 70ct (9/16/12)
Claritin $2/1 4oz or 10ct+ (10/7/12)
Claritin $4/1 24ct+ (10/7/12)
Colgate $1/1 360 manual toothbrush (9/29/12)
Colgate $1/1 Optic White mouthwash 8oz+ (9/29/12)
Colgate $1/1 Optic White, Total Advanced or Sensitive Pro-Relief 4oz+ (9/29/12)
Delimex $1/1 item (10/7/12)
Dreamfields $.55/1 pasta (11/17/12)
Easy-Off $.50/1 cooktop or barbecue grill cleaner (10/21/12)
Easy-Off $.50/1 Oven cleaner (10/21/12)
Eclos $5/1 product (12/31/12)
Efferdent $1/1 product (11/30/12)
Enzymatic Therapy $2/1 Probiotic Pearls product (12/31/12)
Fiber One $.50/2 Chewy Bars, 90 Calorie Chewy Bars or 90 Calorie Brownies (11/3/12)
Frenchs $.50/1 honey, honey mustard dipping sauce or horseradish mustard (12/31/12)
Frenchs $.75/1 dijon or honey dijon mustard (12/31/12)
Fun da-middles $.50/1 cupcake mix (11/3/12)
General Mills $.50/1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats, Cocoa Puffs Treats, Lucky Charms Treats, Golden Grahams Treats, Chex Mix Treats or Milk ‘n Cereal bars (11/3/12)
General Mills $1/3 cereals (10/20/12)
Hamburger Helper $.75/3 home cooked skillet meals (11/3/12)
Hormel $.55/1 bacon toppings product (11/5/12)
Hormel $1/2 chili products (11/5/12)
Infusium 23 $1/1 shampoo, conditioner or leave-in-treatment 6oz+ dnd (10/9/12)
Knudsen $1/2 cottage cheese 16oz+ (10/9/12)
Lime-A-Way $.50/1 cleaner (10/21/12)
MidNite $2/1 regular, for Menopause or PM (3/31/13)
MiraLax $1/1 10ct or 14 dose (10/21/12)
MiraLax $4/1 30 dose (10/21/12)
MiraLax $5/1 30 dose (9/16/12)
Mop & Glo $.50/1 product (10/21/12)
Nature Valley $.50/2 granola bars 5ct+ or granola thins (11/3/12)
Nature’s Way $2/1 Alive! multi-itamin product (12/31/12)
Nissin $.25/1 Spoon it (12/9/12)
Nissin $1/4 big cup noodles (12/9/12)
Old El Paso $.60/3 products excluding refrigerated, frozen or soup (11/3/12)
Old English $.75/1 product (10/21/12)
Pert Plus $1.50/2 2-in-1 product 13.5oz+ dnd (10/9/12)
Pillsbury $.30/2 refrigerated Grands! biscuits (12/1/12)
Pillsbury $.40/2 Crescent dinner rolls (12/1/12)
Pillsbury $.50/2 Toaster Strudel, Toaster Scrambles Pastries or pancakes (12/1/12)
Progresso $.50/1 Recipe Starters cooking sauce (11/3/12)
Progresso $1/4 soup cans (11/3/12)
Rachael Ray $1/1 Nutrish Super Premium treats for dogs (12/9/12)
Rachael Ray $2/1 Nutrish Super Premium food for dogs (12/9/12)
Rachael Ray B2G1 free Nutrish Naturally Delish up to $2.19 (12/9/12)
RevitaLens $2/1 OcuTec multi-purpose disinfecting solution (10/15/12)
Revlon $2/1 Moon Candy or FrenchMix nail art ets TARGET coupon (10/8/12)
Revlon $5/1 foundation, powder, primer, blush or concealer(10/14/12)
Similasan $2/1 product (11/30/12)
Starbucks $1.50/1 coffee bag 11oz+ (11/15/12)
Starbucks $1/1 k-cup packs (11/15/12)
Starbucks $1/1 VIA Ready Brew excluding 3pk (11/15/12)
Sunsweet $.75/1 juicers dnd (12/8/12)
Sunsweet $.75/1 Plumsmart or Plumsmart light dnd (12/8/12)
Sunsweet $.75/1 prune juice dnd (12/8/12)
Sure $1/2 2.6oz+ deodorant dnd (10/9/12)
Tide $.50/1 detergent excludes PODS and trial (10/31/12)
Totino’s $.35/1 Rolls (12/1/12)
Yoplait $.40/6 yogurt cups (11/3/12)
Yoplait $.50/2 Greek yogurt (11/3/12)
Yoplait $.50/8 yogurt cups (11/3/12)
Yoplait $.75/2 Go-GURT, Kids Cup yogurt, Trix multipack or Splitz (11/3/12)

Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!
(/X) after coupon = expiration date
() before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes
DND5 = coupon states Do Not Double, but barcode starts w/a 5

Smartsource  Coupon Insert #2
Allegra $2/1 regular 15ct or smaller, D 12hr 10ct, D 24hr 5c or Children’s excludes 2ct and trial (10/31/12)
Allegra $7/1 regular 30ct+, D 12hr 20+ or D 24hr 10ct+ (9/16/12)
Aveeno $1/1 product excluding cleansing bars, trial sizes and 2.5oz body lotion sizes (10/15/12)
Aveeno $2/2 products excluding cleansing bars, trial sizes and 2.5oz body lotion sizes (10/15/12)
Bengay $4/1 Zero Degrees, cold therapy or Pain Relief + Massage product ets (9/23/12)
Campbell’s $.40/2 condensed soups excluding Chicken Noodle, Tomato and Great for Cooking (10/21/12)
Campbell’s $.40/2 Spaghettio’s (10/21/12)
Campbell’s $.40/4 condensed Chicken Noodle and Tomato soups (10/21/12)
Campbell’s $.75/2 microwaveable bowls or soup on the go cups (10/31/12)
Clear Care $2/1 cleaning and disinfecting solution 12oz+ (10/31/12)
Dole $.75/1 fruit smoothie shaker (11/30/12)
Hershey’s $1/2 Chocolates 9.4oz+ bags (10/20/12)
Hershey’s $1/2 stand-up bags 8oz+ (11/23/12)
Johnson’s $.75/1 baby product excluding 1-4oz sizes, Buddies and Kids 1ct sudzing bar (11/4/12)
Johsnonville $1/1 Italian sausage (10/31/12)
Neutrogena $1/1 acne product (11/4/12)
Neutrogena $2/1 All-in-1 acne control facial treatment (11/4/12)
Neutrogena $2/1 Rapid Tone Repair moisturizer (11/4/12)
Neutrogena $2/1 ultra gentle daily cleaner (10/13/12)
Neutrogena $3.50/both ultra gentle daily cleaner AND ultra gentle soothing lotion or cream (10/13/12)
Opti-Free $2/1 PureMoist contact lens solution 10oz+ (10/31/12)
Pepperidge Farm $.75/1 Baked Naturals (12/2/12)
Prego $1/3 sauces (10/6/12)
Swanson $.75/2 premium white chunk chicken breast (11/15/12)
YoCrunch $1.50/2 Greek multipacks (12/31/12)
YoCrunch $1/2 yogurt multipacks (12/31/12)
YoCrunch $1/4 yogurt 6oz cups (12/31/12)

Did you know you can Print Smartsource Coupons, and it is completely Free? Click Here To Print SmartSource Coupons!
Sunday coupon preview
Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!
(x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes
RedPlum Coupon Preview
Beneful $1.50/1 Baked Delights dog snacks (12/9/12)
Beneful $2/1 dog food (10/9/12)
Beneful $3/6 Prepared Meals tubs or $3/1 6ct variety pack (10/9/12)
Body Fortress $3/1 powder (10/28/12)
California Pizza Kitchen $1/1 product (10/9/12)
DiGiorno $1/2 large pizzas (10/9/12)
Emerald Nuts $.50/1 Breakfast on the go! product 7.5oz+ (10/21/12)
Fergie/wet n wild $1/1 nail polish (9/22/12)
Folgers $.25/1 coffee product (10/23/12)
Friskies $.75/2 cat treat packages (12/9/12)
Garnier $2/1 moisturizer (12/9/12)
Garnier Fructis Buy family size 25.4oz shampoo or conditioner, get 13oz conditioner or shampoo free (10/20/12)
Garnier Nutrisse $2/1 product (10/21/12)
Lipton $.60/1 Tea & Honey To-Go or pitcher size box ets (11/4/12)
L’Oreal $1/1 EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure, EverStrong shampoo or conditioner (11/4/12)
L’Oreal $1/1 EverStyle product (11/4/12)
L’Oreal $2/1 EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure, EverStrong treatment (11/4/12)
L’Oreal $2/1 Sublime Mousse haircolor (11/4/12)
Maybelline New York $1/1 foundation or powder (11/9/12)
Nature’s Bounty $1/1 vitamin or supplement (10/9/12)
Nature’s Bounty $2/1 Optimal Solutions product (10/9/12)
Nestle $50/1 Toll House morsels (11/30/12)
Pop Secret $.50/2 products (10/21/12)
Purina $1.50/2 Busy chew treat 9oz or smaller (12/9/12)
Purina $1/1 Busy Bone with Real Chicken & Cheese (12/9/12)
Purina $1/1 Cat Chow Healthy Weight 3.15lb (11/14/12)
Purina $1/2 T-Bonz or Tiny T-Bonz 10oz+ (12/9/12)
Purina $3/2 Busy chew treat 12oz+ (12/9/12)
Right Guard $2/2 Total Defense 5 deodorant, body wash or bar soap products (10/7/12)
Stouffer’s $1/2 single-serve entrees up to 21oz (12/31/12)
Wonka/Nestle $1/2 stand-up candy bags 9-12oz (11/14/12)

Happy Shopping!

How To Freeze Apples

Now is the time to stock up on apples! But what to do with that bushel once you get it home? Here are a few tricks for freezing apples, and some recipes to use them in! This is perfect information now that the weather is starting to get a little cooler in the evenings, and Summer slowly turns to Autumn. I love Autumn...especially the smells. My favorite is apple pie baking in the oven!

You can find them on sale, many times in large bags. Maybe you have an apple tree in your yard, or a family member/friend who does. In any event, if your family can’t consume them before they go bad, here are some tips:

  1. To freeze apples cut them up into slices and lie them on a cookie sheet.  Set them in the freezer to flash freeze them.  Once frozen, place into freezer bags and mark with the date and place into your freezer.
  2. To keep apples from turning brown,  dip them in apple juice prior to freezing.
  3. If you want to freeze apples, keep in mind that they will no longer be fit for eating raw – so freeze those you plan on using for baking only.
Here are a few fun recipes to try!

Easy Apple Pie Recipe

Happy Baking!