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Romancing the Stone, Oops, I Mean the “Significant Other”

February 14th is one of most expensive and recognized holidays of the year. Having owned my floral and gift shop several years ago, I’m very familiar with Valentine’s Day (not to mention the straight 3 days and 2 nights of work it involved) and how the prices increase. People tend to think the floral shops raise the price of their flowers during this romantic holiday; however, the prices are increased by the suppliers, not the retail shops. I have always loved flowers and loved designing and working with them even more. However, even after owning my floral shop, it has always baffled me why people would spend so much on roses that probably won’t, but might live a week.

Roses are beautiful but love doesn’t have to be expressed through your wallet. Since I was raised in a middle class family and haven’t yet won the lottery, received a check from Publisher’s Clearing House or had any rich relatives to leave me millions of dollars, I’m always looking for ideas to save money! You can still make this year one of your most memorable Valentine’s Day and cost very little to nothing. Continue reading


Pan Roasted Chicken and Veggies

This inexpensive and delicious meal is easy to make, not to mention only one pan to wash after finishing off this wonderful dish!  Call me when it’s almost ready, I’ll be right over!

Total Time: 1 hrs 5 mins
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
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Roman Style Grilled Ham and Cheese

A quick, inexpensive, simple and delicious lunch!

Ingredients for 2 sandwiches:

  • 4 slices bread
  • 2 slices of ham
  • 4 slices of Cheddar cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbs milk
  • Dijon mustard
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Everybody Loves a Bargain!

At least I think they do!  I’m always looking for a bargain or a deal.  I found some I wanted to share with you today.

Happy Shopping!

.03ct Diamond Heart Pendant in Sterling Silver ONLY$19.99 (Retail $149.99)bargain, deal

If you are looking for a nice Valentine’s Day Gift that won’t break the bank, take a look at this Coupon Divas Exclusive offer from SuperJeweler!  You can snag a .03ct Diamond Heart Pendant in Sterling Silver for just $19.99 w/ FREE Shipping!  This pendant has a retail price of $149.99 – what an amazing offer! You need to enter coupon code: divas at checkout to get the discount price of $19.99.

This could be a very nice gift for your kids or a loved one.  Let them know you are thinking of them 🙂

Product: .03ct Diamond Heart Pendant

Coupon Code: divas Continue reading

Cheeseburger Pie

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Cheeseburger Pie

Easy and cheap to make at approximately $1.10 per serving, you’ll think you’re eating a burger from your local diner! Add a side salad (or fries instead, if you can afford the calories) for an economical but delicious dinner!

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Cheap Meals

cheap mealsTimes are hard, prices are up and wages are down. And they seem to be getting even worse, so if you’re like me, you’re probably looking for cheap, inexpensive but delicious recipes to make.  We all want to feed our family delicious home cooked, nutritious meals but going to the grocery store is getting more and more expensive every day! Grocery prices seem to have doubled, some tripled, in just a few short years. It’s definitely not one of my favorite things to do, but I do love to cook and like to eat even better! haha

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Almost Lasagna

This is a great versatile recipe, easy to make ahead and heat later.  Just add a scrumptous bread and a salad and your dinner is complete, at only $1.50 per serving!

Ingredientscheap meals

1 pound cooked elbow macaroni or pasta
1 pound ground beef, turkey, chicken or sausage
1 jar pasta sauce, (26 ounces)
freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1 pound ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cups diced vegetables of your choice; zucchini, carrots, etc.
salt and pepper Continue reading