Pyrex mixing bowl set with colored lids just $12.74

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I like these! Amazon Prime members only can pick up this 8 piece Pyrex mixing bowl set with colorful lids for only $12.74 shipped. 4.8 stars in over 2000 reviews, and this is a great price.

  • 8-piece set of covered mixing bowls with 1-quart, 1-1/2-quart, 2-1/2-quart, and 4-quart capacities
  • Each cover with a different color and large size marking for easy differentiation
  • Clear, nonporous Pyrex glass won’t stain or absorb odors; allows you to watch your food as it cooks
  • Incredibly durable as long as sudden changes in temperature are avoided
  • Safe for oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher; 2-year warranty; made in USA

(Thanks Southern Cali Saver)

Belated midweek meal planning 7/3/15

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Welcome back to Midweek Meal Planning for the week of 7/3/15! It’s more traditional to meal plan on the weekend, but since our Chicago grocery deals mostly flip midweek, and since Wednesday hump day is when many of us start running out of steam, we buck the trend here and go with Wednesdays. Or somewhat ridiculously on FRIDAYS — oh my gosh, you guys, I am so thrown off lately with the kids out of school and completely lost track of the days this week. So this is kind of silly and belated, but I thought I’d post it anyway since I love hearing about your meal plans and hope we can inspire each other.


So here’s what we ate this week.

  • Sunday: Last week’s meal plan got pushed around and I actually ended up making the Saffron Road chicken tikka masala with the free simmer sauce from Fresh Thyme on Sunday (instead of Saturday as originally planned). It had a nice flavor but was very mild, so when I make the other pouch I bought I’ll definitely spice it up more. We also had Easy Spicy Curried Chickpeas (I wilted in some fresh spinach near the end, which made them better!), Tasty Bite Madras Lentils, naan, rice, fruit, and corn on the cob.
  • Monday: Leftovers from Sunday — that was a lot of food. :)
  • Tuesday: Costco rotisserie chicken, baked potatoes, broccoli.
  • Wednesday: Leftover chicken, potatoes, and various other leftovers, salad, fruit.
  • Thursday: Salsa Chicken in the crockpot with the cheap Yucatan guacamole from Jewel.
  • Friday: MashupDad is off for the holiday so we may actually go out for an early family dinner — he is pushing for BBQ…
  • Saturday: Leftover salsa chicken.

Your turn

How’s your week of meal planning going? Are you cooking mostly out of your pantry, or are you taking advantage of this week’s grocery sales? Let’s inspire each other!

DIY Easy! Chair Makeover

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chair 2

This week’s Frugal Homemade feature is an easy and affordable DIY chair makeover that you can do all by yourself in a single afternoon! After finding a cute-but-boring chair at a garage sale for just $5.00, I knew it was coming home with me. I’d been on the lookout for a nice little chair I could put in my bedroom to bring out when we had company and needed extra seating. With a little paint and some updated fabric, this now fits the bill.


What you’ll need:

  • Wooden chair
  • Paint (I used Folk Art Home Decor chalk paint in “Castle” from JoAnn)
  • Paint brush (I used a 2″ angle brush, but really any small brush you have handy should work)
  • Upholstery foam, 1″ thick (if your chair isn’t padded enough)
  • Fabric (approximately 1/2 yard, depending on the size of your chair)
  • Staple gun


Let’s get started!

chair collage 1

Step 1: Remove the seat of your chair by flipping it over and removing the screws from each corner. Next you’ll want to make sure your chair is clean enough to paint, so wipe it down well.

chair painted

Now you’re ready to paint your chair. Depending on the type of paint you use and the details on the chair, it might take two or three coats to completely cover the wood.

chair collage 2

While the paint is drying, you can re-cover the seat. (There is no need to remove the original fabric and padding, unless it is a bold pattern you can see through your new fabric.)

  • If you are adding foam or replacing the old padding, just lay the seat on top of the new foam and trace the outline, then cut out the foam to fit your seat.

Lay the foam and the seat on top of your fabric. Cut your fabric, being sure to leave enough room to wrap it all the way around the edges and over the bottom of the seat, leaving about 3-4 inches extra on each side. If your fabric has a pattern, make sure that it is facing the right way when you flip the seat over. (If not, the staples are easy to remove with a standard screwdriver. I know this to be true! 😉 )

Now use your staple gun to secure the fabric to the seat, being sure to pull it taut so that it holds everything in place. When the paint is dry, re-attach the seat to the frame using the same screws you removed in step 1.

chair before after

That’s it! Wasn’t that easy? And now you have a cute little chair — Who doesn’t need an extra chair at times? Now just take a seat in your new chair and relax for a bit, because this took less than three hours from start to finish!

SavingStar — Save on skincare!

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We have a great new SavingStar “one or many trips” offer this morning where you can get $5 back when you spend $20 on select skincare products: Simple, Noxzema, Pond’s, and St. Ives facial products including cleansers, scrubs, wipes, and moisturizers (excludes trial and travel sizes).

We often see gift card deals on these at Target, so be sure to load this offer into your account to stack on the next deal!

Cheese, coffee, and salad dressing coupons — What else do you need?

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New coupons to print this morning!

Cents of Fashion Friday — 50% off metallics

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The Fashion Friday deal on Cents of Style today: Get 50% off all metallics when you use code METALLICS at checkout. Plus, buy any metallic item out of their collection and you’ll be offered a FREE pair of triangle jeweled earrings at checkout. Free shipping, and this sale includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, head wraps, bags, sandals, temporary tattoos, and more!

Print now for a Target money maker later

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Here’s a nice Target deal starting Sunday 7/5and our $2.00/1 Tena coupon has reset! Although this prints with a CVS logo, it’s a manufacturer coupon and Target will accept in accordance with their policy.

This deal doesn’t start til Sunday 7/5, but print your coupons now to be ready. :)

(Thanks Printable Coupons and Deals)