Monday, January 31, 2011

FREE Stride Gum

Become a fan on Facebook and get a free pack of Stride 2.0

FREE Coffee-Mate

 On Friday (Feb. 4) at noon EST, Coffee-Mate is giving away 100,000 free bottles of Coffee-Mate on their Facebook Page.

FREE Pizza?

Papa John's is offering free large Papa John's Pizzas with up to three toppings if the Super Bowl goes into overtime on Feb. 6. You must register for the Papa John's Rewards Program no later than Feb. 5. to get this freebie. If the Super Bowl does go into overtime, every Papa John's Rewards Program member will receive 25 My Papa Points in their Rewards account, which is enough to get a free three-topping large pizza.

Day 1 ~ Junk Drawer Before and After



Sara K.

Amy C.

Cynthia B.

Lisa S.

Keep sending your pictures and progress!  Tomorrow is the computer desk!

New Coupons Spotted

.75/2 Taco Bell Home Originals  (for a family that has tacos once a week, this is essential)

.50/2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese

.55 Armour Pepperoni

.75 Nestle Crunch or Butterfinger Hearts bag

I am using zip code 44260.  If you shop at a store like Giant Eagle that doubles coupons, these will be great.

Day 1 ~ The Junk Drawer

Day: 1
Challenge: Junk Drawer

Thanks for joining me for this set of challenges.  I am really excited about getting organized and having support!

I am taking direction from A Bowl Full of Lemons.

What to do:


1. Find a drawer, any drawer (preferably your junk drawer), and  take a picture as it looks right now. No cheating here.  We want to see chaos!

2. Now empty the contents into a large box.  ALL OF THEM!  (Trust me, the box will be much easier than the counter... you can transport it). 

3. Get a soapy washcloth and wipe the drawer clean.  

4. Now, go collect some organizing containers. The more containers you have, the more organized you are going to stay!

5.Set up your bins and trash can near you:  one bin for "keep", the trash can bin for "toss", and the "donation box" you set aside earlier in the week.  

6. Get your box of drawer contents, take a seat at the table, and start purging.  Keep ONLY what you have used in the last 3 months.  Toss everything else... either in the donation box or the trash.  

7.  After you have gone through the whole box, you can start organizing!  This is the fun part.  Try to keep like items together.  Isn't organizing fun?

8.  Now take another picture and give your self a pat on the back!  Way to go... you completed challenge #1. 

Ok, easy enough!  Here are my before pictures:

I have 2 junk drawers :(

No judgements here.  Please send me your before and after pictures.  I would love to post them to share with everyone else on our progress.  My email is

Good luck and I look forward to hearing from you!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

FREE Sample Maybelline FitMe

Free Sample from Target


I ran across this website last week and am really interested in taking the challenges. We will be a few weeks late, but better late than never, right?

Lets take the next 21 days and get our lives a little more organized.  I know I can use it.  I will post pictures of my challenges and encourage you to send me your pictures to post.  No judgements here!  My email is .

So, our first challenge will be Monday, January 31.  Who's with me?

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Switching Things Up

I am mulling over what to do with this blog.  Is anyone out there?