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Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Old El Paso Family Taco Night Review and Giveaway!!

Courtesy of Old El Paso and MyBlogSpark, we were able to have family taco night.
I was sent a prize pack, which included :a packet of original Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, a Cactus Chip & Dip Serving dish, a set of 3 Fiesta Chili Pepper serving dishes and a $10 gift card to purchase your taco fixings.  Photo of the prize pack:

We've not taken the time to have a family taco night in some time, and that's a shame.  We do plan to have it more often.  My daughter and I had lots of fun preparing the meal together.

Here is a photo of the table all set up:

And, another photo of others getting their plates fixed...and my daughter eating:
 I tried to do a video, however, the lighting in the kitchen isn't good.  I couldn't figure out how to save my editing.

Why not set aside time at least once a month for "Family Taco Night?" Old El Paso offers a variety of seasonings, sides, sauces, and meal kits as simple solutions for a night of catching up with the family over a delicious taco dinner. To satisfy your Mexican style cravings, the Old El PasoŽ line up of products includes chilies, dinner kits, dips and sides, enchilada sauce, refried beans, seasoning mixes, shells, taco sauce and salsa. The Old El Paso taco seasoning mix selection includes flavors like Burrito, Cheesy Taco, Chili, Fajita, Taco, Mild Taco and even a seasoning with 40% less sodium. For a fun twist on Taco Night, be sure to try one of the delicious recipes below.
  • Double Layer Tacos
    • Old El Paso Favorite Recipe! Layered taco shells and tortillas create the "double" in beef- and bean-stuffed tacos.
  • Chicken Ranch Tacos
    • Need a new idea for a 30-minute dinner? Here's a twist on ta cos using precooked chicken.
To keep your family laughing at the dinner table, have some fun with El TacodorTM, the world´s only Family Taco Night Game. With El Tacodor, your family can share a special night at home by challenging one another to quick fire trivia, wordplay and pantomime. Visit today to download instructions, a score card, and a challenge sheet for even more fun on Family Taco Night!

Visit Old El Paso for news and great tips, recipes and more. Take a minute to share family fiesta photos and videos from Family Taco Nights on the El Tacodor Family Spotlight

In addition, you can visit download a printable coupon for $0.60 off any two Old El Paso products today! 

 Now for the fun stuff!   One of my readers will also win an Old El Paso "Family Taco Night" prize pack which includes a packet of original Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, a Cactus Chip & Dip Serving dish, a set of 3 Fiesta Chili Pepper serving dishes and a $10 gift card to purchase your taco fixings.

Giveaway begins Nov. 11, 2010 and will end Dec 2, 2010 at 9 pm CST.  Winner will be chosen using  Winner will have 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be chosen.

Please make sure that I have a way to contact you if you win.  Post each entry in a separate comment.

Mandatory entry:

Comment and share your favorite aspect of coming together for family taco night.

Additional entries:

1.  Tweet this giveaway on twitter, using the hashtag #myblogspark.  Please leave link to your tweet.  (Limited to 3 times for the duration of the giveaway, one comment for each time)

2.   Post about this giveaway on facebook, your blog, gather, or any other place you can.   (this can be done daily for an entry each day.)

3.  Follow my blog with google friend connect.

4.  Connect with me on facebook.

5.  Follow me on twitter. 

Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this review other than receiving the prize pack.   All information, coupons, and prize package are provided by Old El Paso through MyBlogSpark


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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WIP Wednesday

Good Wednesday to all.  It's time for WIP Wednesday in conjunction with Everyday Crochet.

Each Wednesday, join us by sharing your works in progress, or by checking out what others are up to.  Just click on the button at the bottom of my post to join in.

I did finish the prayer shawl and delivered it to church.
I am still reading the Capablanca Variation.   I'm also still working on orders that are going out.
Another of my works in progress is getting all of my coupons cut and sorted.   I'm still adding an item here and there to my etsy store.  I just joined to be a Fuller Brush representative, so in the progress of getting my brochures ready and reading my info pack.

In the meantime, I worked more on the rug.   I found a sheet in the closet that I had previously made some small curtains out of. 
I feel like I sewed and sewed for a few days in a row.  My mission was to get all my little squares in order on making the hot pads.  You will see in the photo that I still have just a few squares to sew....rows to sew together.....and some sewn together and pressed.
 Yesterday was the monthly sewing club at my church.  There are only a few of us who go each month.  We work on making quilts that we donate to the Domestic Violence Center.  We also do lap quilts that we send to the Good Samaritan home.  A couple of months ago one of the gals taught us how to make strip quilts.  Below you will see the one that I am working on at church.  I have a lot of fun with them.  I have just 4 more squares to sew strips on, then sew them together.  It will be 4 x 6 12 inch squares.  I brought it home to get the top completed before next month's meeting.

****In other news!  I will be hosting a giveaway starting tomorrow sponsored by Old El Paso and myblogspark, so be on the lookout for that.   Friday I will be reviewing Norah Jones' new album coming out Nov. 16.....and soon I will be reviewing the book I am reading as well.  Lots going on with me!!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Giveaways Linky Tuesday

Time for the weekly giveaway linky.

Please post your giveaways here weekly.

List the name of the prize, and the end date.  Link directly to the giveaway post, not to your home page.

The linky is available to post on until the following week when the new linky is put up.

Most of all, have fun and good luck!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Mail Box Monday Blog Hop

Ack!  I got busy sewing today and forgot about posting this today until just now.

In conjunction with, welcome to Mailbox Monday.  Please click the button at the bottom of my post to share your post and to check out the great things others have gotten in the mail this past week.

I didn't get as many items in my mailbox this week but it was still a pretty good week.
Magazines:  People, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Car & Driver and Lego Club
Coupons from Dillons, which included a free coupon for Miracle Whip.
1 other piece of hausernet mail
Price is Right DVD game from
$33.68 check from

In my email:  $1.18 paypal form (also $5 amazon from swagbucks that I didn't see was there last week)

In my church mailbox: $40 check for cleaning last month.

Pictured is just my game from gsn....along with my grocery coupons because I wanted to use some of them right away.

Frugal Friend

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Dillon's (Kroger) Shopping--70% Savings!!

Another week where my store is offering where you buy 10 of the certain items and you get an additional $5 off your order.  Woo Hoo!  You all know how I love these sales.
I purchased 30 items for a total of $15.00 off my total order.  The prices I put behind the item reflects the price after the .50 is taken off each one.  Also, remember that my store doubles coupons up to $1 total taken off.
Special items:
5-Green Giant Steamers--on sale for $1.39, used 1-$1/2 coupon, 2-.50/2 coupons as well as .50/2 from each cellfire and shortcuts-- each .69.
3-Honest Tea--on sale for .75--used 3-.50 coupons--profit of .25 on each
4-Carnation Evaporated Milk--on sale for .49 each--used 2-.50/2--profit of .01 on each
3 Heinz Turkey Gravy--on sale for .79 each--used $1/3 coupon --.46/.47 each
5 Swanson Broth--on sale for .49 each, use $1/5 coupon--.28/.29 each
1-Temptations for cats--on sale for $1.09, used .55 coupon--.09
4- Pringles--on sale for .99 each, used $3/1 coupon and a free coupon--each one .65/.66 each
1-Red Baron Pizza--on sale for $2.99--used $1 coupon--$1.99
1- Advil--sale $3--used free coupon and register took off reg.  of $4.35
1-Miracle Whip--sale $2.49--used free coupon and register took off $2.99
1-Colgate toothbrush--on sale for $1--used $1 coupon--free
1-Chunky Soup--$1.15--used .50 coupon--.15

Other items bought:
Idahoan potatoes pouch--on sale for $1--used .40 coupon--.20
Carnation Instant Breakfast--$5.99--used $1 coupon--$4.99
Gallon of milk--$3.08
2 jars of Dole fruit--on sale for $1 each, used $.50/2 coupon--.50 each
Cottonelle Wipes--$2.95--used free coupon
2-Kroger 12 pack soda--$2 each, used $1.2 coupon--$1.50 each
9-Lives dry cat food--on sale for $3.99--used $1 coupon--$2.99
3 cans of store brand wet cat food--$3 for 1
Green Giant Steamers--(this was a mistake, meant to get the smaller size)  It's all good since I saved so much, but this bag was $3.34 , so after .50 on one of the coupons used above $2.84.

So.....I used $33.59 in coupons, plus the extra $15 for a total of $48.59.
I paid $29.39.....woo hoo!!
My receipt shows that I saved 70%, but that takes in the sale prices as well as coupons.
Here is a photo, but I did forget to take the pizza back out of the freezer, or the milk out of the fridge, so they are not in the photo.
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