Friday, March 15, 2013

5 for this week

Happy Friday!  Found this happy print from ecojot on Pinterest and thought it was fitting for my 5 for Friday posts. Below are 5 heads ups, things I wanted to share with you:

1. Are you still earning Recyclebank points? I have not been on Recyclebank in a long time since they did away with the $10 off $50 Harris Teeter coupons, but I got on there this week and discovered some great new rewards:

Earth Fare Coupons: $5 off $25 for 50 points, $10 off $50 for 100 points, and $20 off $100 for 200 points.

Subscription to Country Living for only 240 points

Have you heard of Recyclebank? Recyclebank is a free online program that rewards members for taking green actions. You take quizzes or you pledge to be more environmentally aware or you play games to earn points. And then these points can be redeemed for coupons, gift cards, or magazine subscriptions. Right now in celebration of St. Patrick's Day, you can take a short 8 question quiz and earn 30 Recyclebank Points.

2. If you are looking for something fun to do tomorrow night, there is a free concert at Redeemer Presbyterian Church featuring the musicians Shelly Moore, Christa Wells, and Nicole Witt. There will be families there bringing kids so it would be a great family outing. Again, admission is free, but this is an adoption benefit concert for my neighbors who are in the process of adopting a little boy from China. So I know if you put even a few dollars in the bucket, they would be encouraged.

3. Disney Spoonful recently posted a gallery of 20 Creative Chore Charts for Kids. And my very simple chore chart was featured.

If cute sticker charts, marble jars and popsicle sticks just don't seem practical, you may want to check out my system that is simple and functional... and all you need is a pen and paper!

But if you love the more creative chore charts, then check outthe other 19 features on  Disney Spoonful's post: 20 Creative Chore Charts for Kids.

4. I am teaching my Meal Planning/Freezer Cooking Class this Tues, March 19 from 7-9:15 at my house. This will be my last Meal Planning/Freezer Class until the fall. There is plenty of room, so if you would like to come, contact me and I will send you the class email with what to bring and directions to my home.

I believe this Meal Planning and Freezer Cooking class is even more valuable than my couponing class. Everyone loves to save a buck and our culture values money. Unfortunately, connecting with family and friends over dinner is not high on our culture's priority list. But just like we are different with our grocery shopping, let's be different with how we fill the tummies in our house. You can so do this!! Come learn how to save money, time, and sanity at my Meal Planning/Freezer Cooking class Tues night. More details can be found here.

5. Next week, I will be sharing how to make Easter more meaningful for our kids. It is so much more than just Easter baskets, chocolate bunnies, dying eggs, and new clothes. But if you want to begin some meaningful Easter activities, browse my Easter ideas from year's past, click here and start scrolling.

Happy Weekend! May it be an intentional one!


  1. Su, you do such a GREAT job with your blog - the content, how you share it, your realness! It's very powerful and very beautiful...packs a punch and yet so easy to absorb too!!! Nice work!


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