You are what you put in your coffee. OR How to make your own coffee creamer.

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Generation Frugal:

I have been looking for a good creamer DIY, this one is perfect!

Originally posted on A Return to Simplicity:

Milk, cream, and vanilla…. OR Corn syrup solids, vegetable oil, sodium caseinate, dipotassium phosphate, mono- and diglycerides, sodium aluminosilicate, artificial flavor, annatto color [etc]…

What would you rather put in your coffee?

The older I get, the more aware I become of the things I put in my body.  It is amazing the things that we use without even thinking. I have used name brand coffee creamers for years.  It never once crossed my mind that this second list of ingredients is what I was putting in my body.  I am fairly sure that I was somehow convinced that it was the first list that I was consuming.

Now I will admit that it does take an extra two minutes every few cups of coffee to make my own creamer, but once you taste this bit of liquid heaven, you won’t mind spending a few minutes… even in a groggy…

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Yummy Mason Jar Salads, Save Time & Money.

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Mason Jar Pre-made Salads:

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My husband and I did this DIY pre-made lunch for each of us for the week. We each made 4 salads with different salad dressings, put them in the fridge and grabbed one for lunch on the go, or for a nice side to dinner. It stayed fresh and came in handy.

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Tips:
Always put the salad dressing first, then layer the harder vegetables, lettuce last. This will create a barrier so the lettuce doesn’t get soggy.
They will stay fresh for 4-5 days.
Use enough salad dressing.
I used croutons and they absorbed moisture and got soggy.
Use any vegetables, cheese, and greens you desire!
I bought a 12 pack of mason jars from Walmart. I got the wide-mouth kind, it’s easier to get your fork in! They were about $12 for the pack.

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I gathered everything I like in my salad and did a little salad workshop on a Sunday. That way there was 8 salads all ready to go in the fridge.

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My husband doesn’t get a lunch break a lot of days; so when he leaves for work, he simply grabs a salad jar and Ta-da, lunch!
What kinds of things do you put in your salad?

Great Price On Pampers for the babies.

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Cheap Diapers:

$4.99
Rite Aid Sale: Pampers Jumbo Pack Starting 02/23

http://www.coupons.com/alink.asp?go=13903xh2010&bid=1326900001

Print this coupon (link above) now to be ready for this deal:

Buy (1) Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers -$8.99
Less: $2/1 Pampers Baby Dry Diapers Printable (zip 77477)
Or: $2/1 Pampers Swaddlers Diapers Printable (zip 77477)
Pay: $6.99 and get back $2.00 Up Rewards (Limit 2)
Final Price: $4.99

Rite Aid Deal | LoReal Expertise $1.99

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Starting tomorrow, you can score this deal.
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http://www.coupons.com/alink.asp?go=13903xh2010&bid=1326900001

Print these two coupons to be ready for the sale starting at Rite Aid on 02/23. L’oreal Hair Expertise Ever or Oleo Haircare with be on sale and match that sale up with these 2 coupons for a great deal!

Here is the deal:

Buy L’Oreal Hair Expertise Ever or Oleo Haircare -$5.99
Less: (1) $2/1 L’Oreal Hair Expertise Product (link above)
Stack: $2/1 L’Oreal Hair Expertise Rite Aid VV riteaid.com Video Values
Final Price: $1.99!