What a glorious, wonderful and FABULOUS way to celebrate one year of One Fabulous Mama. I can hardly believe what started as a little hobby has grown so big, so fast. A heartfelt thank you to all of my friends who check in every day for the deals and the rants. I sure do appreciate y'all. Also a great big THANK YOU to all my friends who dontated prizes for this celebration. It's the power of community and networking that make all of us stronger and more successful. Watch us grow this next year! WOOHOO! Peace, B.
The winner of the $100 Publix gift card is
Congrats to Carrie! Y'all know I have a favorite store here on my website. If you've attended my coupon class, you know Publix is number one when it comes to deal and customer service. I call them the Disney World of super markets and often remark that other stores could learn a thing or two from Publix!
From the Covington News: a year's subscription (an $80 value)
WINNER Debbie Harper!
From Publix- a $100 gift card WINNER CARRIE NEW
From One Fabulous Mama: one loaf of zucchini bread and one loaf of banana nut bread
WINNER Jill Osbourne!From Game Time Sports Club: a play pass good for ten 2 hour sessions on the inflatable playground (valued at $50) WINNER RITA D.
From Square Perk Cafe: a travel mug, 1/2 pound of Jittery Joe's coffee and a gift certificateWINNER PATRICIA RICHARDSON!
From Holly L. Robbin's Photography: a one hour photo session with all edits on a disc with copyrights
WINNER AMBER PITTMAN!
From CVS: a bath & beauty gift basket priced at $59WINNER CARRIE JOHNSON-HARTLEY!From P Is for Pigtails: a Halloween themed pillowcase dress and layered hair bowWINNER CAREN DEBOER!
From Frank's Seafood Restaurant & Sports Bar: $10 gift certificate
WINNER KELLI REBHOLZ
From One Fabulous Mama: two dozen cupcakes made to order
WINNER Stacey Murphy!
From Physique's Hair Gallery: a $25 gift certificateWINNER RON MERRITT!
From Staples: a $20 gift certificate
WINNER Holly McConnell!From Sweet-N-Sassy Bowtique: a tutu and matching hair bow (winner chooses color) WINNER AMY SIMS
From Target: a $30 gift card
WINNER April Flannigan
From One Fabulous Mama: a loaf of homemade bread, made to orderWINNER CHRISTY WALKER!
From Food Lion: a $30 gas card
WINNER JOLYN MARKS!
From One Fabulous Mama: one private beginner couponing consultation (1 & 1/2 hours)
From Jackie Hogan: a Mary Kay microderm Abrassion kit with a facialWINNER RITA COLLINS!From Mayfield Hardware Co: a reed diffuser and hand blown vase
WINNER MARY KATE ISHAM!
From Sassy Sue's: a tutu and matching hair bow
WINNER Renee Parker Patterson
From Terri Bagwell: a Mary Kay pedicure set with polishWINNER Justine McKinley!From GINN Chevrolet & GINN Chrysler Jeep Dodge: oil change (4 total, 1 per winner) WINNER MARTEETA SPRADLING!WINNER Philicia Murphy!
WINNER LEIGH WHITE!
The winner of the Game Time Sports Club play pass is
The winner of the private Consultation with One Fabulous Mama is
Rita D. (The Plaid Platypus)!
I can't say enough good things about Game Time. Located on wheat Street in Covington (near I-20 at exit 93), Game Time is THE place for an afternoon of fun, a faboo birthday party, a corporate or church event PLUS they do softball and baseball training. What more could you ask for in one business, right? I have loved Game Time since I first went in on a rainy afternoon with a group of boisterous Littles and some mamas who wanted (needed!) to catch up with one another. The adults like the chance to talk. The kids LOVE to play. Okay, you got me. The adults love to play as well. Game Time is an awesome sauce inflatable playground with slides, obstacle courses and a super friendly staff. One of my all time favorite places to be is Game Time. Check it out if you haven't and congrats to the winner of the play pass. You're gonna LOVE it.
One Fabulous Mama's private consultations are da bomb yo. Seriously. You get one on one instruction in basic couponing and frugal living. It's all the content of the class with just you and just me. You can ask whatever you'd like and I can walk you through the whole couponing process and show you how One Fabulous Mama shops, stockpiles and makes it fabulous on $350 a month. Congrats to this lucky winner. You're in for a real treat. (I really am the president of my own fan club, y'all.)
WINNERS: Please contact One Fabulous Mama via email and leave your contact information
including your mailing address.
Haven't entered the giveaway yet? It's not too late! Just go here to find out how to win one of these faboo prizes!
We have just one prize left and I'll announce the winner tomorrow! One lucky winner will receive a $100 Publix gift card!
I swear 2011 is on some kind of super fast forward. This year is FLYING by and I can hardly keep up with everything. I got a ton of mail asking me for July and August menus. I just couldn't manage to get either month posted for y'all. I still fed my famly though, so you know, yay for being a good mama. This month is a really big transition for us. I'll be adding venison to my freezer because the season opens this month. I might also land a duck or two, so I'm open to those additions! Now, mind you, I'm no hunter, but I have friends who are and every season we're either given processed meat or asked to go in on processing a kill or two. I'm happy to oblige!
I'm also going in on processing another hog this month. I still have plenty of pork lion and chops, but we're in need of bacon and sausage. I might just see what Holyfield has to offer since they're local. I'll let you know what I find out. I shouldn't have to purchase anything but fresh fruits and veggies to add to this month's menu. I sure do like that feeling. Frugal living sure is mighty fine! Peace, B.
If you're new to OFM or to the idea of menu planning, start here. This is a post I did all about how I menu plan for the month. I try to use as much as I can from kmy stockpile to save money and I also have everything I need with the exception of fresh fruits and veggies on hand for an entire month's worth of meals.
1 pizza night
2 sausage and apples, polenta, biscuits
3 MY BIRTHDAY!
4 grilled turkey dogs (fully dressed), oven fries, baked beans, fruit
5 hoagies, chips, pasta salad
6 jambalaya, cornbread
7 bowtie pasta with sausage and sweet peppers, salad, bread
8 chicken satay with peanut sauce, rice, broccoli
9 pasta fagiloi, salad, bread
10 pancakes, bacon, fruit salad
11 buffalo chicken nuggets, twice baked potatoes, corn
12 pasta with cherry tomatoes, onions, spinach & feta, salad
13 smoked turkey sammies, Waldorf salad, oven fries
14 kung pow! chicken
15 chap ch'ae
16 red beans and rice, cornbread
17 parmesan tilapia, saffron rice, green beans
18 corn dogs, oven fries, carrots, spinach
19 Mile High Nachos
20 Seek and Ye Shall Find (leftovers)
21 pan fried pork chops, lima beans, mashed potatoes, gravy
22 guisado de pollo, steamed rice
23 pulled pork tacos, black beans, rice
24 chicken shawarma, saffron rice, green beans
25 chicken spaghetti
26 ginger salmon croquettes, rice pilaf, corn, mac and cheese
27 antipasto platter with griled lamb
28 roast, mashed potatoes, rolls, green beans
29 Seek and Ye Shall Find (leftovers)
30 ziti con salsa aurora, bread, salad
What a faboo dealio on diet pepsi 12 packs at Target, y'all!
Diet Pepsi 12pk – 4 for $11
Use the $0.75/1 Diet Pepsi coupon from the SS 7/17
$1/1 Diet Pepsi Target coupon= $1 ea after both coupons
WOOT! Peace, B.
These are on back order, but I JUST ordered mine and she said it would be here in 2 weeks! Peace, B.
For Me, for You, for Later: First Steps to Spending, Sharing, and Saving, was developed in 2011 by Sesame Workshop, the creators of Sesame Street, in partnership with PNC Grow Up Great. For Me, for You, for Later provides parents, caregivers, and educators with strategies and resources to turn everyday experiences into financial moments.
The free bilingual, multimedia kit includes a Parent and Caregiver Guide, a Children's Activity Book, 3 Jar Labels, and an original Sesame Street DVD that features Elmo, Cookie Monster, and their Sesame Street friends as Elmo learns the basics of spending, saving, and sharing.
Kits are available for free at any PNC branch, or can be ordered over the phone at 1-877-PNC-GROW.
You can also download the following pieces from the kit here:
Download these materials here.
- The Parent and Caregiver Guide
- The Children's Activity Book
- The 3 Jar Labels
Educators can also download a guide that can help them easily incorporate activities that build financial skills into their programs. Download the Educator's Guide.
Take a sneak peak at the For Me, for You, for Later video.
View the For Me, for You, for Later video.
You can also get a FREE personalized Elmo song by emtering promo code myelmo here.
Score FREE Hello Kitty or Chanel Logo Nail Stickers by using coupon code FBLIKE at checkout and get Free Hello Kitty or Chanel Logo Nail Stickers Shipping is FREE too! Woot. Peace, B.
1. Add this item to your cart and checkout.
2. Sign up or Log in, then choose Airmail Paravion $0.00 for shipping.
3. Choose paying method (no payment will be due). Enter the coupon code FBLIKE.
4. You need to login PayPal to check out the item, but it will charge you nothing if you enter the coupon code.
The winner of the oil change from Ginn Chevrolet isMichelle MacDonald!
The winner of the made toorder hair bow & matching tutu from Sweet-N-Sassy Bowtique isAmy Sims!Ginn Chevrolet is locally owned and operated since 1922, Ginn is part of the fabric of Newton County and I'm delighted they are sharing so much of themselves with OFM readers by donating these oil changes. Everyone needs them, right? Check out everything Ginn has to offer by visiting their internet sales manager, Christina Brimberry here. Two friends with a love of all things girlie decided to take a chance & see where it leads with Sweet-N-Sassy Bowtique! I am in love with their Hello, Kitty! stuff, but they do it all- hairbows, tutus, bow holders, crochet hats & headbands. They even do baby blankets!
WINNERS, please email me your contact information!
Haven't entered the giveaway yet? It's not too late! Just go here to find out how to win one of these faboo prizes!From Publix- a $100 gift card
From Game Time Sports Club: a play pass good for ten 2 hour sessions on the inflatable playground (valued at $50)
From One Fabulous Mama: one private beginner couponing consultation (1 & 1/2 hours)
You can score 10 coupons for FREE Johnsonville Pork Burgers. Here's all you have to do: 1. First, enter a recipe for the Johnsonville’s No Ordinary Burger Contest! 2. Second, go to Pork, Knife & Spoon (Official blog of the National Pork Board) and post your recipe in the comment section.3. Third, send an e-mail to email@example.com and tell her that you submitted your recipe to No Ordinary Burger Contest!You will then receive 10 coupons in the mail for Free Johnsonville Pork Burgers! Contest ends 09.06.11! My little-Little LOVES these burgers! Woot. Peace, B.
Get a FREE KraftMaid Inspiration Guide on kitchens, baths, home office, entertainment centers, bedrooms, laundry rooms and more! I ordered one last time around and loved it just for the ideas it gave me! Peace, B.
Aug 26- Sept 14: Watkinsville. Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational. Opening Gala Reception and Preview Sale - Fri, Aug 26. Exhibitions and Sale continues daily from 10am - 5pm thru Sept 14. The work of 50 of Georgia's finest potters is showcased. This sale of the largest variety of functional and decorative handmade pottery currently being produced includes over 4500 individual pieces. MyOCAF.com
September: The Savannah Ocean Exchange launches its inaugural Public Exchanges with a month long celebration of our connection with the Ocean and Coasts. Four Public Exchanges focus on Culture & Cuisine, Vessels & Viewing, Presentations & Performances, and Events & Excursions. Through these four Exchanges, internationally acclaimed speakers, authors, artists and scientists join local businesses, ocean leaders, art organizations, educational institutions and community groups to host public events throughout the Savannah area. SavannahOceanExchange.org
Sept 2-5: Atlanta. Dragon*Con is the world's largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music & film in the universe! Just watching the attendees walking from venue to venue in their costumes is a wild ride. DragonCon.org
Sept 2-5: Decatur. The Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, 600+ world-class authors and 190,000 festival visitors have crowded historic downtown Decatur square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, music, parades, cooking demos, poetry slams, and writing workshops. DecaturBookFestival.com
Sept 8-11: Stone Mountain Park. The Yellow Daisy Festival is a big show with a small-town feel. It re-connects family & friends with fun, shopping, live entertainment and good food. Multi-generations of mothers, daughters and grandmothers meander the wooded trails in search of the perfect item. 400+ artists and craft makers from 38 states and two countries display & sell their work. StoneMountainPark.com
September 16-18: Augusta. Arts in the Heart of Augusta. Visual and performing arts celebrate the ethnic groups who blend to create the heart of our city. Over 35 countries lend their ethnic flair and talents to the Festival. Over 80,000 attend, including locals and visitors from more than 25 cities and 15 states. ArtsintheHeart.com