Pimento Cheese, Not Your Grandma's Spread

Pimento cheese is one of those foods that has been so corrupted by the food industry that it has become synonymous with other crappy foods like Spam.  I'm not even certain what store bought pimento cheese might contain, nor do I want to find out.  It's a shame because pimento cheese can be a delightful treat, even if it does Read the full post…

Plum Good BBQ Sandwiches

In a few days it will officially be fall but the temperatures are still warm enough for me to continue swimming for a few more days.  The breeze was a little cool but that didn't stop me from swimming several laps this morning and I felt great afterwards!  Have you exercised lately?  With fall's cooler temperatures and fewer insects, you Read the full post…

Shingles Vacine and Treatment

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with shingles so I felt I should discuss this nasty virus once again.  If you ever had chicken pox, you are at risk for getting shingles and believe me, you don't want it.  Shingles is a painful rash with blisters that scab over and may take 4 weeks or more to heal.  The Read the full post…

Vegetarian Tacos are muy delicioso!

There are times when I think I could easily become a vegetarian, especially when I try a new dish that is as good as the vegetarian tacos I had at Local Lime restaurant in Little Rock and the tofu fried rice at Sai Tai here in Jonesboro.  My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary this past weekend by spending Read the full post…

Midyear Health Check

Summer is winding down , the year is more than half way over and our January resolutions are long forgotten.  It's time for a health reality check.  First of all, how is your health lately?  If you have enjoyed good health, are you thankful?  Take some time to appreciate how wonderful it feels to be healthy, for your family to Read the full post…

Vacation Lessons For A Healthier Life

  I'm back from a lovely beach vacation and I wish I was still there with all my heart.  Wouldn't it be nice if our every day life was as nice as a vacation?  If we could relax, eat well, sleep and exercise just enough without having to worry about bills, work, illnesses and school, our lives would be perfect.  But Read the full post…

Rebate Offers and General Information

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on January 12, 2012 ][ In Uncategorized ]

I have some new readers and I thought I’d just take  a moment to explain what this blog is all about.  I do scan other blogs from time to time and while there are some excellent ones out there on all kinds of subjects, some I just can’t figure out.  This one is pretty easy, it’s all about health and how we can all lead a healthier, better life.  I am not a nurse, doctor or nutritionist.  My husband is a cardiologist and we share a passion to promote better health, me through the things everyone of us can do every day.  The main thing you need is a desire to learn more and do better.

I share recipes that my family actually eats, most are easy, fast and good for you but I try to present the whole picture.  We don’t eat ‘nothing but vegetables’ so sometimes I share dessert or fattening recipes too.  You can eat a balanced diet.  I try to provide motivation; don’t we all need a push now and then to do the right thing?  I share exercise tips and suggestions and once in awhile, I do some research and present a few health facts in an easy to understand way.  I also confess “our sins” so that readers don’t think we are the perfect family who exercises and eats roots, nuts and tofu.  I hope you enjoy reading this material and share it with your friends and family.

I’ve been writing since August about my attempt to master the coupon system and save more money on groceries and household goods.  I thought I’d briefly update you on something I did this month that has saved me $30!  REBATES.  Maybe you’ve sent off for rebates before or maybe you did and didn’t get your money but I have had success with this in the past.  If you read magazines or the sales circulars in your newspapers, you will find rebate offers from time to time.  Wal Greens is particularly good to put rebate offers in their weekly sales circular.  Rebates are not hard to do but follow the instructions carefully in order to be eligible.  Make a copy of everything you send in and mark the expected arrival date of the refund on your calendar.  Most require you to purchase an item, send the register receipt and perhaps the UPC code off the product package.  I think this is a great return of money for about 5 minutes of my time and a stamp.  All I know is that I’m going to be on the lookout for rebates on the things I use regularly.  I am not going to stock pile goods in a spare bedroom just because I saved money, but I have no problem buying 3 or 4 extra items to save $30 on something I use frequently.

In 5 months, not including January yet, I am on track to save $1800 this year by using coupons, rebates and watching for sales on the things I buy regularly.  Not bad.  Not going to get me on the extreme couponing shows, but I can definitely put that money to use elsewhere.  Have a wonderful weekend saving money!

Upadated on January 12, 2012

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