Friday, September 14, 2012

Fridays freebie

Who loves pancakes?  I know I do and what's better than free pancakes at Perkins?  Tomorrow Perkins is running their Full Tummy Full Heart promotion to offer a free short stack of cakes to customers hoping they will donate to their Give Kids the World program which fulfills wishes of kids with life threatening illnesses.  So if you want a Full Tummy and a Full Heart stop in for your free stack on Saturday, September 15, 2012

I hope you all have had a great week!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesdays learn and earn...


bon vivant  \bahn-vee-VAHNT\  ~ noun
DEFINITION: a person having cultivated, refined, and sociable tastes especially in respect to food and drink.

EXAMPLES: Mr. Murray is a congenial bon vivant who seems to relish the fine art of conversation almost as much as he does the fine art of French cooking.

"Polemicist and journalist Christopher Hitchens, who died in December at 62 after a battle with esophageal cancer, was celebrated Friday as an incorrigible contrarian, dazzling public intellectual, obdurate justice seeker, and passionate bon vivant in a star-studded memorial service at New York's Cooper Union." -- From an article by Lloyd Grove on The Daily Beast, April 20, 2012

DID YOU KNOW? Fans of fine French wine and cuisine won't be surprised to hear that the French language gave us a number of words for those who enjoy good living and good eating. "Gourmet," "gourmand," and "gastronome" come from French, as does "bon vivant." In the late 17th century, English speakers borrowed this French phrase, which literally means "good liver." No, we don't mean "liver," as in that iron-rich food your mother made you eat. We mean "liver," as in "one who lives" — in this case, "one who lives well."
Find more great words at Merriam-Webster online.


Back to school and Football season need great snacks so here is a fun one!  When you purchase specially marked packages of Pillsbury Cookies between 9/01/12 and 12/15/12 you can send in the UPCs and original store receipts showing the store name and date, together with the rebate form for a free 15 count of Totino's Pizza Rolls.  The request must be submitted by 12/31/12.

I hope you are all having a great week so far.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thursdays picture perfect deal...

The picture...

One of the fun things my hubby and I were able to do this year was go to one of our local fairs.  We don't do  a lot when we go, I love the colors on the midway (if you can call it that when they are this small) and the animal barns.  I have a special place in my heart for the merry-go-rounds and all the animals on them, but this one had mirrors around the top which made for a great picture that had an old and new feel with the colors of the fairground in the reflection with the background black and white.

The deal...

This is kind of a big deal for me, Ebates announced that they are offering 3% cash back at certain departments of Amazon!  Amazon is a place that notoriously does not partner with reward sites, which has had me questioning a lot of purchases over the years.  Now with this partnership I am hoping that is will grow to even more departments as time goes on.

I hope you are all having a great week, mine has been very busy; as is the rest of the month which has left me playing catch up with the blog and Facebook pages.  I wish I could promise it will get better soon but I think in all honesty it will be like this for a bit while I try to cram a whole summer's worth of fun into a couple of months. 

Thanks for hanging in there with me, I really appreciate it!


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