Thursday, September 27, 2012

Free Print Subscription to "Our Daily Bread," A Great Christian Devotional

I've enjoyed the Christian Our Daily Bread devotional (published by RBC Ministries) readings for years. It was especially comforting when I was in the military and far away from everything familiar but even today I enjoy the short stories, the rhyming verses and the Biblical lessons. There's something for every Christian in each issue of Our Daily Bread.

There's a recommended Bible passage, devotional/story and short poem/quote for each day. The electronic (web) version is posted daily and the print version has three months' worth of studies in a compact book. The electronic version has convenient links to the Bible passages (which you can read or listen to) and the print version easily slips into most pockets and purses. You can view Our Daily Bread electronically here or you can sign up for your own free print copy here. May God bless you!


Disclaimer: I wrote this blog post of my own free will and opinions and have no material connection with Our Daily Bread or RBC Ministries other than as a reader and donor.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

How to Make Easy & Free Bookmarks from Recycled Tissue Boxes

This craft project couldn't be any easier. If you happen to buy a brand of tissues that have a pull tab (like the Kleenex box, above), all you need to do is save the pull tab cardboard piece and make a few snips and you have an instant bookmark. It won't have cost you an extra penny and it's good for the planet (reducing waste, reusing something that would have been trashed or recycled and therefore recycling).

 This is what the pull tab looks like off of the tissue box.

Then I just snipped the four sides so the ridges and half moons were removed and I had an instant bookmark. You could get fancier (for example, you could use a hole punch at the top and add a tassel) but I just use them as is. You could also get a lot more bookmarks out of the rest of the box by using your original as a template (although that's not quite as easy as tear, snip, snip).

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Free 20x20 Family Portrait From PictureMe Portrait Studios

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I'm trying to talk hubby into going to WalMart (the Picture Me Portrait Studios tend to be located in Wal Marts) so we can get a nice family photo together and thought some of you might benefit from this deal too. I don't think they have sitting fees but I'd call ahead to make sure. Click here for your coupon for the free unframed and unmounted 20x20 photo (I don't recommend printing the image of the coupon from my blog as I don't know if they'd take that; they might need to see the url from their own website to consider the coupon valid). Coupon expires 9/30/12 and their website says appointments are booking fast (not sure if it's true or just marketing hype). Happy frugal living to you, dear reader!