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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Get Ready for Back to School Shopping Tomorrow!

Boys and Girls, It's Time!
Get your backpacks ready because it's time to fill 'em up! Not heading back to school? Please take advantage of the sales and donate the items to a local school or give as a gift to the teacher in your life.

Here's a breakdown of the "deals and steals" in the DFW area starting August 1st:

At Walgreens you can find a 10 pack of pencils for 9 cents, 6 pack of Papermate Highlighters for 19 cents, and index cards (100 pack, 3x5) for only 29 cents. Sophie still needs highlighters and index cards, so we will be there bright and early to take advantage of this deal!
You can also get Sharpie Markers for 50 cents (limit 4), pocket folders with prongs for 6 for a dollar(a little over 16 cents each) - limit 12, Fiskars scissors for 79 cents - limit 3.
If you use Register Rewards or Mail in Rebates, you can also get the following items for FREE (minus tax) at Walgreens this week:
Crayola Washable Markers (8 pack Classic/20 pack Super Tip) - $3.00 with a $3.00 mail in rebate (LIMIT ONE)
Crayola Crayons 24 pack $1.00 with a $1.00 Register Rewards (good at Walgreens on next purchase). Limit ONE.
(Walgreens also has some other FREE items using Register Rewards this week, so you can get some great deals on other products while you are Back to School Shopping.)

At Office Depot you can find 6' protractors for 5 cents, limit 3; extra tough Poly Pocket Folders for 25 cents, limit 5, and 10 pack of pens for 25 cents as well, limit 3. If you spend 10.00 then you can get a FREE backpack, limit 2 per household/business. They also have a 2 pack of 5" scissors for 99 cents, limit 3 and a 4 pack of glue sticks for 99 cents.

At Target you can get colored pencils (12 pack)and crayons (24 pack) for 50 cents (that's total, you buy the pencils and get the crayons FREE). You can also get larger 4x6 index cards for 50 cents and 1" binders for 50 cents as well. Rulers,glue bottles, pencil sharpeners and 2packs of pink erasers are 20 centrs
Then you can head over to Staples and grab some dry erase markers (Bic), 4 pack for 1.00! I am hoping that their ad has other great deals as well, but their "sneak peak" didn't show anything else exciting.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Going Organic - Local Helpers

I have found some local help recently in my quest to get healthier by going organic. One of my newest favorite places is Homestead Farms in Keller, TX. You can find them on Facebook even!
At Homestead Farms you will find raw grade A goat milk, goat cheese, grass fed beef, all natural pork, and seasonal produce. I have personallly tried their pork breakfast sausage as well as their grass fed beef and both were excellent. Sophie and I also got 2 t-shirts with the Homestead Farm "motto" - Know your Farm Know Your Food We love wearing them!
But I am most excited about the community events and classes that are offered through Homestead Farms.

For example:
Kids Summer Club
Farm Fun for ages 5 and up!! The second and fourth Thursdays of the Summer, 7pm-8:30. Your kids can hang out at Homestead Farms in the evenings and help with chores, feed baby goats, play games, help in the garden and maybe even do a few horticulture experiments! Every week will be a little bit different and you can come to all or one. $10 per session, No sign up necessary just show up (eat first) wearing closed toe shoes, and old clothes.

June 24 7pm-8:30
July 8 and 22 7pm-8:30
August 12 and 26 7pm-8:30

I am also signed up for 2 activities this summer.
I am going to a cooking class focused on seasonal produce. The class is for Adults only on Tuesday June 29, 7pm and is $10/ person. Space is limited and you must reserve your spot by e-mailing Sarah at
The other class is on Worm Composting! It is on Saturday, June 26 10:30am. Check out the website for more information on the class. I really hope some of you come to these classes!

They are also doing a "cleanup day" on June 17th from 7pm until dark. Sounds like a great time to meet like-minded citizens. I'm there!

I really hope you go by Homestead Farms and see for yourself what this great little farm has to offer. And I do hope to see some of you at either the cooking class, worm composting class, or clean-up!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

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