I Just Had Nutella For The First Time


Last night when I got home from seeing Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol there was a tiny box from Amazon on my front porch.  I had not ordered anything for myself so my original thought was it must belong to my neighbor but there was my name neatly typed on the label.

When I opened the box I started laughing- inside was a small jar of Nutella.

People ask me all the time if I know other bloggers and do we get along.  Yes and Yes.  Lots of bloggers know each other and the bulk of us get along pretty well.  Two of my favorite bloggers are Tiffany (My Litter) and Paul Ivanovsky (I Heart The Mart).  I chat with both of them online on an almost daily basis.

Tiffany was astonished to discover a few weeks ago that I had never had Nutella.  For those of you not familiar with Nutella here is how it is described: The combination of roasted hazelnuts, skim milk and cocoa create a deliciously unique creamy, chocolaty taste with a hint of that roasted nut flavor that will delight your taste buds as you enjoy each delicious mouthful.

I’m not really sure why I haven’t- I used to work in a restaurant that sold it- but it had just never crossed my radar.  So she decided for Christmas she would send me a jar.

After I got home from the gym this morning I grabbed a spoon and took out a tiny bit.

I can’t say for sure but I guarantee that is what heaven must taste like.

Fortunately I don’t have too much of a sweet tooth so one spoonful will be enough for now.  But I guarantee you the jar won’t get neglected in the back of the pantry!

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Where I Keep My Potato Chips


Have I ever shown you where I keep my potato chips?  They stay in the freezer.

Why?  Because they don’t go stale.

I also have tortilla strips and crackers in my freezer too for the same reason.

If you have problems with these items going stale use your freezer!

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Why It’s Good To Read The Price Board


This morning after my workout I decided I would splurge and go to Subway to grab some breakfast.  When I went in to grab my flatbread bacon, egg white and cheese sandwich I looked at the price on the board- $3.50.

Underneath was a big sign that talked about a breakfast combo- you can get a flatbread bacon, egg white and cheese sandwich PLUS a coffee, tea or soda for $3.00.

When I went to check out I looked at the guy and said “Okay am I reading this right?  If I get a drink I save $.50 off what I would pay anyway”?  He turned around and looked at the sign and said “huh, you are right!”  So I saved $.50 and got a drink to go with my breakfast.

Oh and it’s Friday so at my Subway you also get a free cookie!

The moral of the story- be sure to read everything when you go into a restaurant.  Even if it’s your favorite- things may have changed!

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I Love My Striiv!


Every once in a while I receive products from companies to try out and let you know what I think.  I have to be honest most of the time they are things I don’t really care about.

However when I was contacted about getting to test out the new Striiv pedometer I waited by the front door for it to arrive (okay not really but I would have).  I have been using it for just over two weeks now and let me tell you how much I love it.

The Striiv is basically a pedometer video game.  It keeps track of how many steps you take every day, how many stairs you climb and how many calories you burn.  It has actually been a huge tool for me in beginning to finally drop some of my extra weight (10 lbs so far!)

I keep it attached to my waist all day and it has hung on great through spin classes, running on the treadmill and walks when it is nice outside.  For the steps that you take you earn points and on the Striiv there is a really cute game building your own land.  The points earn you different objects in the game so you can watch trees grow and build different structures.  This isn’t a complicated game but if I am sitting in line waiting for something I will use my points to plant a few trees!

And if you want to plant trees in real life you can hook the Striiv up to your computer.  By logging your steps online companies donate to various causes- you can choose from clean water, fighting polio and the rainforest.  I have to be honest I haven’t done any of that yet so I am not sure with the details of how that works.  I am just enjoying the pedometer part right now.

Also if I am feeling unmotivated I can have it give me a challenge like “do 50 steps in 1 minute” or “finish up to 250 stairs today.”

For a hard core marathon runner I don’t think this is necessarily the best tool.  But if you are a normal person trying to get in your 10,000 steps a day and be more active this is a fantastic tool.

So check out the Striiv and see if you think it would be a good fit for you or someone in your life.  I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed it!

I was sent the Striiv to review but my opinions are 100% my own.  I did not receive any payment for this post.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

I have had such a blessed year surrounded by family and friends.

I pray that you all stay safe and happy today!

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Black Friday Twitter Party With Savings.com


Have you ever been to a Twitter party?  It is quite an experience, especially for a Twitter rookie like myself.

Monday night I am co-hosting a Twitter party with Savings.com and fifteen other Deal Pro bloggers!

We’ll all hop on Twitter at 6PM PT/9PM ET on Monday, November 21st for one hour to talk about all things Black Friday. @savings will send out ten questions about Black Friday over that one hour, and all you need to do is reply and discuss with the other folks attending the party. We’ll be choosing and announcing prize winners intermittently throughout the party, and you must be RSVPed in order to be eligible.

So if you would like to attend RSVP through the Savings.com blog.  From there you can check out the complete list of hosts, all the awesome prizes and some helpful hints about how to follow a Twitter party.  (I have one word for you: TweetGrid.)

I look forward to tweeting with you Monday night!

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Do You “Like” Me?


I don’t want to toot my own horn here but I think A Frugal Chick has a really great facebook page.

Some great things happen there-

My readers are the best and often have great advice and ask questions that you might want to know the answer to!

Not to mention there are some deals that go so fast I only have time to get them on the facebook page, rather than doing a whole post.

AND you can enter my great contests using facebook as well.

So if you haven’t yet will you like me?  I promise to not be annoying and only tell you the very best deals around!

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