Saturday, February 15, 2014

New! Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash--Review and Giveaway!

Experience a boost of soft skin with the NEW Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash!
It will give your skin a daily boost of vitamins.  The advanced formula, with a moisturizing Vitamin Complex, helps draw vitamins and moisture directly to your skin.
It's lotion infused!

Vitamin B is a natural humectant that helps draw in moisture and keep skin hydrated.
(also available with Super Vitamin C)

I am SOLD!
I have been having a lot of trouble this winter with dry skin, especially on my legs.  Dry, scaly and itchy. 
Just one use of the New Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash and it was gone!
My skin feels so good.....long after each use.
I love the scent and the awesome green color too.
This will be my body wash of choice from now on!

Two (2) lucky Marsha's Spot readers will get a chance to try the New Dial Vitamin Boost.  Enter using the rafflecopter form below for your chance to win 1 of 2 free coupons.

Disclosure:  The "Dial" brand provided me with a sample of Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed are my own.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Frugal Friday with Marsha--Part 6 Lean Body Fat Wallet--Chapter 7 Fat Cells and Fat Sales

Excerpt from:  Lean Body Fat Wallet
Discover the Powerful Connection to Help You
Lose Weight, Dump Debt, and Save Money
By Danna Demetre and Ellie Kay
(Thomas Nelson – Dec. 10, 2013)

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 Chapter 7: Fat Cell and Fat Sales
pg. 111 – 114

Practical Tips for Saving Money
In over twenty years of using coupons, I have saved roughly $160,000 (based on the Cost of Food at Home chart provided by the USDA3). I fed our five school-aged children on about $250 a month. This included toiletries, household cleaners, and medicines. It may sound amazing, but you don’t have to look any further than reality television to see the value of couponing. You’ll find scores of people across the country who are doing the same.
Even after years of being debt-free and having a significantly higher dual-income family than we had when we first got married, I still use coupons. In fact, last year I saved our family of seven over eight thousand dollars by using coupons—and I only spent one and a half hours a week accomplishing this goal. It’s easy, if you are organized.

Always make sure that you are only using coupons for items you actually need and would want even if the coupon was not available. Whenever possible, purchase those items with the coupon when they’re on sale. Then you’ve paid the least price possible. To simplify these matches of sales with coupons, go to This way you’ll  pay even less than you would at discount stores or warehouse clubs.

Coupon Sherpa and Yowza are great apps to help you find great values at your local store. Download these apps and use them regularly to save 30 percent or more. Both use geographic location or zip codes to target deals at stores near you. You may also want to try the Redlaser app, which can be used to scan the bar code of a product and find out if the item is cheaper somewhere else. As far as websites go, consider using or to get current updates on a variety of bargains.

If you don’t use a particular product, you can donate that coupon to a “swapbox.” It’s easy to organize a swapbox at your workplace, club, or church. I’ve even seen moms get together for “virtual swapbox” play dates with their iPads and smartphones to swap Groupon deals, coupon websites, and other great savings ideas.
To create a swapbox of paper coupons, keep a shoebox-sized container in a central location. You can donate your coupons in a Ziploc bag with a piece of paper in the front called a name card. Write your name and date at the top of the name card and you’ll know you donated that bag of coupons. When you look through a bag of coupons, pull out the coupons needed and sign your name to the name card so others know you’ve benefited from their donations. Groups often assign a “coupon coordinator” to pull expired coupons out of the bags at the end of each month. These expired coupons can be mailed to military units overseas since they’re good for six months past the expiration date in commissaries outside the United States. Just e-mail and put “expired coupons” in the subject line; we will send you a list of bases that could use your donations. Now your friends and family members are also helping military families save money around the world.

If you have a store that will match competitors’ ads, then this helps save time and money. Most Walmart stores offer this benefit to their consumers. This price-matching tip is also good outside of the grocery area because there are dozens of other stores that will honor competitors’ ads, including Best Buy, Office Depot, Staples, Target, and more. Since these policies vary from year to year (and even month to month), it’s important to inquire at the customer service desk before you try to use the price-matching benefit.
To implement this tip, just take in all the local sale ads and have the store match the sale price from the circulars. There may be some restrictions, so be sure you ask for the details at the customer service desk. For example, Walmart will not honor a “buy one/get one free,” nor will they honor “percentage off” sales. But they will substitute their brand for other store brands that are on sale and it may even end up being a better quality deal!

In today’s grocery stores, many bargains are located on the top and bottom shelves. The expensive items are at eye level. To those in marketing the reason is obvious—you’ll buy something that’s in front of your nose! Also, avoid the floral, deli, and bakery departments. They’re usually overpriced and can bust your budget.

When shopping, you should never leave home without an organized list. It minimizes time spent in the store and helps you stay on target, thus avoiding impulse buying. It can also serve as a reminder of sale prices and coupons you may have. There is an app called Awesome Note, which can be found at, that can help you organize a shopping list.

Never grocery shop when hungry; you’ll be tempted to buy food you don’t need. Also, leave small children home whenever possible. It seems like they’re always hungry, and they might even try to talk you into buying junk they don’t need—take it from a busy mother of seven!

When you purchase a product on sale, you’ve usually paid the least price possible for that item. This buying method is different from menu planning. With a specific menu, you’re obligated to buy the groceries on your menu. However, when you buy groceries on sale and stock up, you’ll have a great selection from which to choose your meal. You’ve also paid less. So make up your weekly menu according to what you have in your pantry and save more.

Disclosure: These book excerpts were sent to me to share with my audience by Nelson books. I was not compensated for sharing these other than receiving a copy of the book for review. Posts do contain my affiliate links.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Squidoo Hopping 2/13/14

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day.  Do you have any special plans.
I think we are going to have to fix a nice meal at home.  It's also Friday, the day we take my mom out to eat, so we will have her over.
My daughter has a new love interest in her life, so we plan to have him over for dinner too.
Finances don't allow us to go out.

I've been having computer issues ever since the malware thing on bubblews.  I've done a system restore back to a day before.  Please wish me luck.  I've not been able to even have my computer on for an hour before it starts to slow to a crawl slower than a snail.  All I can do is restart, but restarting all day is time consuming too.  Too much to do and too little time as it is!

Sadly I've not done much at all on squidoo all week.  I was sick up until Sunday when I finally felt well enough to sit at my desk again.
Maybe this can be a banner week!  It should also be payday today or tomorrow too, so that will be good.

Link up any blog posts as well as 1 or 2 of your lenses that you would like to share this week.  I think I will link up again from somewhere towards the bottom of my lensrank to give those a little push.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WIP Wednesday--Not Much Progress!

If you recall, last week I said I was sewing while sick.
Looking back I wonder now just how I managed to sew all day on Tuesday.  Other than we had a foot of snow overnight and I stayed in because of being sick.
I just steadily sat behind my machine.

I pretty much did nothing after that.  I had typed last week's post from bed, where I stayed all day Wednesday and Thursday.  I moved to the couch Friday and Saturday.   Sunday was the first day I felt well enough to sit in my computer chair again.
I'm glad that I feel better!

I did sew the binding down to finish the applique bunny quilt.  That will be a finished post.

I started a new toothbrush rug.  This one I am making in rounds instead of the way that I usually make it.  It's going to be very colorful.  I'm glad to be back to work on a rug.

 I had to take someone to a doctor appointment out of town yesterday.  I took my box of yo-yo's to finally work on again.
I made one yo-yo, but then decided to sew more of them onto what will eventually be a table runner.
It's been about a month since I worked on these at all.

Today I have my little stitch group.  I am taking my hexagons and will have the other ladies teach me how to get started on those.

Here are my UFO/NewFO lists:
Log Cabin quilt
2 Log Cabin wall hangings
Rectangle quilt
2 rectangle table runners
challenge wall hanging
GoodNight Irene quilt/wall hanging
Quilt for sewing club at church
(Finished) Applique Bunnies quilt
 (Finished) Penny Patch Quilt 
Yo-Yo Table runner

Sunflower table runner and matching placemats
Spiderweb quilt
Easter wall hanging
Cat wall hanging
Christmas bags (total of at least 25)
Hexagon table topper.

Please check out the buttons to the right for more information on the Goodnight Irene Sew Along and the UFO/NewFO Challenge.

I am linking up with the following blogs:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedWIPs on Wednesdays
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