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Still Working On My Projects

Monday, May 10th, 2010

I’ve got one job done but I’m still working on the other one, so I won’t be blogging much again this week.

Homeschoolers, don’t forget your freebies from Homeschool Freebie of the Day this week and be sure and stop by CurrClick -they’re having a special sale just for moms plus freebies and contests all week (through May 15).



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Used Book Sale At The Blount County Library

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Need some books?

Blount County TN Library

The Blount County Library in Maryville is having a used book sale today, April 15, through Saturday, April 17, 2010. Today is for Friends of the Library members only and runs from 12:00pm-6:00pm. The general public may attend the sale on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Book prices are $.50 and $1.00 for children’s books, $1.00 and $2.50 for adult books/textbooks and $5.00 for encyclopedia sets. Also included in the sale are CDs, video and audio tapes, DVDs, collectibles, mystery boxes (25 books for $2.00) plus a section of free books.

The Blount County Library is located at 508 N. Cusick St. in  Maryville, Tennessee, phone (865) 982-0981 for more information.



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Get A Free Uni-ball Pen

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

This offer has expired.

Newell Rubbermaid is giving away 500,000 Uni-ball Jetstream™ RT Pens.

Free Uni-ball Pen

Offer expires April 30th, 2010 and only 10,000 requests will be honored each day. Limit 1 request per person, no PO Boxes allowed and you must live in one of the contiguous United States.

Have a great day,



A Freebie To Help You Save Money

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Need some ideas to help you save money?

Penny Raine is giving away a free study guide to help you do just that –”101 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY”.

To get this freebie, go to Penny’s bookstore and click on the “Freebie Download For Today” tab at the top of the page, but get it soon –it’s free through this weekend only (January 22-24, 2010).




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10 Free eCookbooks: Soups And Stews, Healthy Eating, Pasta Recipes And More

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Updated August 7, 2012

For those cold winter days and nights:

Betty Crocker Soups Stews And Chilies –Includes 28 slow cooker recipes and quick-to-fix breads, from General Mills. Read online or downloadable as an executable (.exe) or zip file, offline version is 33 mb.

Quick and healthy dinners:

20 Fresh, Light & Quick Dinners (PDF) –Recipes for pasta, burgers, chicken, fish and more.

Make a three course meal for a special occasion:

Impress Your Friends with a Three Course Meal (PDF) –Cream of squash soup, herbed pork tenderloin with buttered vegetables in cherry pineapple sauce and drunken mangoes with vanilla ice cream.

Grilled Panini recipes:

10 Best Panini Mini Cookbook (PDF) –Recipes and grilling tips from Only available through January 31, 2010; subscribe by email, rss or become a fan on Facebook to get the free download. This offer is expired but there are a ton of recipes in the recipe index at Panini Happy.

Free eBook from

Simply Zesty (PDF) –A free ecookbook of the best recipes from ZestyCook and other talented food bloggers. Included are recipes for Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Pump It Up Muffins, Fired Up Chicken Chili, Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip, White Chocolate Almond Brownies and many more –22 in all! Subscription required (free).

Kids in the kitchen:

Kitchen Kids (PDF) –Downloadable recipe booklet from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Contains 12 recipes using Wisconsin cheese plus tips on age-appropriate cooking activities, kitchen safety and preparation methods.

Make “secret” restaurant recipes at home:

31 Top Secret Restaurant Recipes (link fixed) (PDF) –Eat out at home! Includes copycat recipes for Olive Garden, Macaroni Grill and P.F. Chang’s dishes.

27 Secret Restaurant Copycat Recipes (link fixed) (PDF) –Included in this ecookbook are recipes similar to ones served at Cracker Barrel, Cheesecake Factory, Applebee’s, TGI Fridays, KFC, McDonalds, Chili’s and Panda Express.

Fresh pasta recipes:

Latina Fresh eCookbooks Volume 1 and Volume 2 (link fixed) (PDF) –2 free ecookbooks full of recipes using Latina Fresh Pasta from General Mills International. (I’ve never seen Latina Fresh pasta here in the United States but I suppose you could substitute another brand or make your own.) Click on the download link for each ebook.

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Free Ebooks: All Kinds Of Craft Projects

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

FaveCrafts has a new ebook out:

25 Sewing Crafts from Bloggers eBook (PDF format) –65 pages of sewing patterns, including; a girl’s tiered skirt, easy appliqué flowers, heating pillow with buckwheat, camping or sleepover bag and many more.

Here’s another ebook, from CraftyPod Publishing:

Crafts for The Knittn’ Kitten (PDF format) –22 pages containing 9 different projects, such as; Crocheted Ribbon & Bead Necklace, Knit & Stitch Zipper Pouch and Jersey Doily Scarf.

Like to quilt? Check out this ebook from Quilting Arts:

Seven Quilted Bag Patterns: Handmade Quilt Bags from Quilting Arts (PDF format) –Patterns for small handbags to totebags are in this lovely little gem –you can’t have too many bags! 18 pages, requires registration (free)


Blessings and happy crafting,


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Free Calendar, Recipes And Coupons From Pillsbury

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Not to be outdone by Betty Crocker, Pillsbury has some free goodies too!

Free calendar:

  • Free Pillsbury 2010 Calendar –Register as a member and sign up for one or both of the newsletters: “Pillsbury” and/or “Cooking 4 Two”

Free digital magazine:

More recipes:

  • Pillsbury Recipes –All kinds of recipes from appetizers to pies, even more when you become a member.
  • Pillsbury RSS Feeds –Get “Today’s Recipe” in your feed reader or subscribe to one of the forum feeds.
  • Pillsbury Bake-Off –All about the Bake-Off, monthly challenges, how-to videos and award winning recipes from past Bake-offs.
  • Pillsbury Baking –Recipes, baking basics, tips and more.

Free coupons:

  • Pillsbury Coupons –As a member, get free printable coupons for General Mills products –possible savings of $14 this month.

Doughboy fun:

These last two weren’t on, so I’m not sure if these are “official” or not:





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Free Sample Of Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee

Monday, December 7th, 2009

This offer has expired.

Try Dunkin’ Donuts coffee at home.

Fill out the form to receive a 1.1 oz. sample pouch of Dunkin’ Donuts Original Blend or new Dunkin’ Dark coffee.

Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Sample

U.S. residents only, 1 per address, must be 18 years old.

Have a great day,


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Freebies From Betty Crocker: Calendar, Recipes, Coupons, Baking Ebook And More

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Become a member at and get all kinds of freebies!


Free calendar and recipes:

Free Betty Crocker 2010 Calendar –Sign up for one or all newsletters; Betty Crocker, Dinner Made Easy, Bisquick

You can also subscribe to the recipe of the day feeds:

  • RSS Feeds From Betty Crocker –Recipe of the Day, Cookie of the Day, Healthy Recipe of the Day, Cereal Recipe of the Day and Lunch Recipe of the Day


Free coupons with membership:

Over $11.00 in savings are possible this month on Betty Crocker Frosting, Bisquick, Chex Mix, Green Giant Vegetables, Progresso Soups and many more. Membership is free.


Get a free baking ebook from Betty Crocker Kitchens and Gold Medal flour:

Note: This is an online ebook but it can be saved to your computer as an executable file or zipped pdf.


How about some free cereal? Enter the giveaway for a chance to win:

  • The Great Cereal Giveaway


Get more savings, freebies and giveaways from Betty Crocker:


Want more?

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Can’t leave out Twitter:


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Free Classic Thanksgiving Videos

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Count your blessings…

A Day Of Thanksgiving (1951) –A classic, patriotic film about an American family who are unable to buy a Thanksgiving turkey… but they still have many things to be thankful for. 12 minutes.

Cooking the turkey…

Let’s Talk Turkey (1951) –How to cook a turkey and it’s uses in everyday cooking.

At the table…

Dining Together (ca. 1951) –Thanksgiving dining etiquette for young children.

Thanksgiving fun…

Beverley Hillbillies “Turkey Day”  –Thanksgiving fun with the Clampett family.

These videos may be watched online and/or downloaded to your computer. For more information, please see the Internet Archive help section.




If you have slow internet service, a download manager is very helpful. I use the free Orbit Downloader to schedule large and multiple files for downloading overnight.

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