Saturday, July 25, 2009

Thinking About...

...publishing a school magazine? Mrs.Smoke over at did some great research and came up with these sites:
They are free and look fairly easy. Might be a nice alternative to newsletters.

I am having such fun with the site It searches the web for topics I'm interested in and finds things I'd never find on my own. You save what you like for later and skip through those you don't. Can be kind of addictive, though, so be careful.

From Shopping, The Musical
Still disappointed there isn't a Cici's by me, but someone can benefit from this offer:
On August 8th, CiCi's Pizza will be holding the "Ultimate Pizza Party" from 11AM - 9 PM. If you order their buffet during that time, you will receive a coupon book loaded with $100 in discounts from major businesses.

I have a dog, a rescued golden retriever, Sunny, who is on loan to my dad...okay it's really HIS dog, but I found her. But if I had a cat, this would be a great offer:
Hill's Science Diet is introducing Culinary Creations, a new cat food made with chicken, beef or fish smothered in creamy sauce or delicious gravy. Get a buy one get one free offer

Walmart is currently selling the Bushnell Weather Forecaster for $50.00. The Bushnell website that gives you a...ta da....$50 rebate on the forecaster! And best of all, you can apply for three rebates, so you can snag three for free!

Went to see Star Trek last night. Truthfully, I didn't think I'd like it but I did. It told the story of how the crew came to be...from their childhood to becoming friends. I was pleasantly surprised.

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm & the Strasburg Rail Road
Invite all public and private school educators to our
Thanks, Robin
Sounds like a great summer dip...and pineapple is so good for you:
Pineapple Yogurt Dip

1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) container fat-free plain yogurt
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained well
1/2 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated

1. Process cream cheese, yogurt, pineapple, and SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener in a food processor or blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Spoon into a serving dish; cover and chill. Serve with assorted fresh fruit.

Makes 24 servings.

Nutritional Facts Per Serving: Calories: 30; Calories from Fat: 15; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 50mg; Total Carbs: 2g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 2g; Protein: 2g

Exchanges Per Serving: 1/2 Starch
For a smile or two: /

It's a beautiful day here in southern New Jersey.Time to enjoy it.

Friday, July 24, 2009

July 24, 2009

I have so many thoughts and ideas running through my mind each day, I thought it would be a good idea to keep them all in one place. So, starting today I will try to "digest" all the information that comes across my desk and into my brain Hopefully, others will find some ideas each day that they can use as well.

To get started today:
Talking About.....
From Shopping, The Musical always comes some great deals:

Walmart is currently featuring Chef Boyardee pasta products for $1. If you go to the site and printed off a $1 Chef Boyardee coupon making it free!"

Blue Bunny Ice Cream so click here to select which $1 off coupon you would like. Unfortunately, you can only print one off of your computer. You need to sign up for a coupon, but Blue Bunny is kind of expensive so signing up will help a bit.

A free sample of Airborne. Just click the "Free Sample" section. And if you don't have a friend you want to send one to, that's OK. Just put in any name or email cause once you fill it out, they'll just ask for mailing address.

Free Gain with Frabeze sample:


I don't recommend asking for what you can have, or even for what you can give, nearly as much as I recommend asking for what else you can know.

Because there is always more you can know, Stacy, and knowing it will radically increase all you can have and give.

Did you just ask something?
The Universe

From Hungry

Hungry Girl has a wonderful new cookbook out called 200 for Under 200 meaning 200 recipes that are under 200 calories. Some interesting ideas are included as well as the following:

PER SERVING (half of recipe, about 1 1/2 cups): 206 calories, 2.25g fat, 470mg sodium, 9.5g carbs, 1.75g fiber, 4g sugars, 24g protein -- POINTS® value 4*

This recipe is fast and FANTASTIC. Quite possibly our best shrimp recipe to date. (And by that we mean it's our favorite so far. We don't want to buy it daisies and take it to a movie.)

8 oz. Raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 small onion, sliced
3 tbsp. (1 1/2 oz. Or 1 shot) tequila
2 tbsp. Lime juice
2 tbsp. Coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp. Minced garlic
1/4 tsp. Chili powder
1/4 tsp. Salt

Bring a large pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook until onion is slightly translucent, about 3 minutes. Carefully add tequila to the pan and stir. (It's unlikely it will flare up, but be cautious, just in case.) Cover the pan and let simmer for 5 minutes.

Add shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes, until shrimp are nearly opaque. Add tomatoes, lime juice, cilantro, chili powder, and salt, and mix well. Stirring occasionally, cook until tomatoes have softened and shrimp are cooked through, about 2 minutes. Enjoy!


Interactive Whiteboard Pen

There was a plurk message today from WIIpenmaker for anyone who wants to make their whiteboard interactive:

We will provide you an infrared pen and adapter for a low price of $14.99 (max 3 sets per school)

contact us at

While watching The VIEW today (and on my treadmill), the girls were talking about these two sites: and both making "under garments" that suck and hold you in. Spanx, though, is now making outer clothing as well. Also Spiegel's FX section has some really nice dresses that have the underpinning as well.
Teacher Teacher...
Teacher extraordinaire Ken Shelton shared this today. Very scary if you're a teacher...parent...administrator and more importantly student:,0,6767455.story

I'm sure this blog will be updated throughout the day, but wanted to get it started. I hope you enjoy it.