Category Archive: The Products I Can’t Do Without

A collection of all the products that make my life easier, things we can't do without or use often!

Two Weeks

After two weeks of working on a project, you know whether it will work or not. -Bill Budge When we started taking the Plexus products we signed up an ambassador to get the discount because we’re cheap that way. It was helping some friends of ours so we gave it a whirl.  They encouraged us …

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Happy Blogiversary and Giveaway

“Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternatives.” -Maurice Chevalier It is once again that time of year… Just A Little Nutty’s Blogiversary! To celebrate another incredible year here with you, I decided to give a gift that has changed my life to one fantastic reader! I love you guys so naturally …

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Changes

It is not necessary to change.  Survival is not mandatory.  ~W. Edwards Deming  Recently there have been many changes around here. I quietly went about making changes, never really intending to tell anyone about it nor was I convinced that the steps I was planning to take would make a difference but I had to …

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Wilson Jones Back To School Giveaway

Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher.  That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number.  ~Author Unknown I am thrilled to announce your opportunity to get your hands on so awesome gear! Welcome to my Wilson Jones Back To School Giveaway! In our back to …

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PackIt Giveaway!

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I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. — Maya Angelou   I was recently contacted by a really neat company that thought I could use their product. Boy, were they right! I pack a sack lunch for four kiddos and my Handsome Prince every day. Not only …

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Cheap Steak

“I hate reality but it’s still the best place to get a good steak. “ -Woody Allen   It’s not that I’m a cheap steak, um I mean cheapskate exactly. Feeding 6+ people at every meal can become costly and time consuming. Then take into account peoples personal preferences, if all ingredients are currently at …

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Almost KFC Macaroni And Cheese

” Dude, Macaroni and cheese is food of the gods!” -Haley James Scott, One Tree Hill Almost KFC Macaroni And Cheese? Yup. Almost exactly like the macaroni and cheese served at KFC. We all like an occasional trip through the  drive thru at KFC for dinner. With a family of six, you can imagine that …

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Make An Easy Blog Button

“A blog is merely a tool that lets you do anything from change the world to share  your shopping list.” You can Make An Easy Blog Button! I’m not kidding, stop the head shaking and eye rolling. I have teens- I sense these things. I’ve had a few conversations with my sweet blogging buddy, Irish …

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How to Shower With A Cast

  “Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” -Langston Hughes      How to shower with a cast was NOT a post I’d ever planned on writing about. Since my kids like to keep us on our toes and casts have been the topic of many …

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Back To School- Homemade Uncrustables

“The Difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given the test. In life you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” -Tom Bodett   The kids are getting ready to head back to school again. Time to make Back To School- Homemade Uncrustables! We have our supplies, our spirit …

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Stick A Pork In It

“Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul – chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth! “ -Anne Tyler Last week I scored an AMAZING deal on Hormel Always Tender Pork Loin Filet at …

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WhoNu?

“If it contains chocolate, I’m in.”  – My Handsome Prince I found WhoNu cookies a few months ago in my local Albertsons. Honestly, the weird name caught my eye and that’s when I realised that they were healthy too. I waited for a sale and purchased 2 boxes- the crunchy chocolate chip and their anwser …

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Presto… Delicious Pesto

Definitions of: pesto Definition: A sauce used in Italian cuisine, typically made by blending olive oil, basil, garlic, pine nuts, and grated Parmesan cheese; it is served hot or cold over pasta, meat, or fish. Where pine nuts are expensive, sunflower seeds are sometimes substituted. Cheating once again… I told you already about how much …

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Free “Spoiled” By Wet & Wild

Actually, I wear the nail polish to hide how grubby my nails are. -Caroline Corr So often there are great deals right under our noses and with just a little bit of know how, they can be ours for pennies.   I almost missed this deal! On the very last day of the sale 6/2, I …

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Easy Lemon Pepper Potatoes

“How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?” – Paul Sweeney Have you walked into your kitchen, looked through the fridge, pawed through the pantry and then threw your hands up and ordered take out? Even though you have plenty …

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The Family Dinner

My Homemade Challah... my family is known for eating out the insides so it looks whole until you go to cut it. Then they're busted! :)

One of the problems of our youth is that the family unit is broken up. When we’d sit down to dinner together as a family, we’d learn about each other. We had something people don’t get today. -Paul Prudhomme My Mother gave me this lovely book. I have read it cover to cover and have to …

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Armed With Pie

Behold the yummy!

 “It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher  Wow. What a week it’s been! You know, the kind that when your head …

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Well Bust My Budget… NEVER!

Stockpile noun 1.a supply of material, as a pile of gravel in road maintenance. 2.a large supply of some metal, chemical, food, etc., gathered and held in reserve for use during a shortage or during a period of higher prices. 3.a quantity, as of munitions or weapons, accumulated for possible future use.   The word …

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Fresh Take on Chicken…

“As for those grapefruit and buttermilk diets, I’ll take roast chicken and dumplings.”  -Hattie McDaniel I must apologize, it seems as though I’ve been remiss. I received a text from a friend, standing in the cheese section of her local market. “Pain in my butt- you never said if that Kraft Chicken stuff was good or not. See I …

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The Best Things In Life Are Free

The Best Things In Life Are FREE About a month after I was out into the world, on my own… It hit me while standing next to my mailbox. Getting the mail, SUCKS! As a child I’d recieve postcards from traveling friends and family as well as many cards from loved ones. I loved holiday cards as …

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Do It Yourself Dinner… $10 & 15 Minutes!

“Miracles are like meatballs, because nobody can exactly agree on what they are made of, where they come from, or how often they should appear.” ― Lemony Snicket, The Carnivorous Carnival   I  was talking to an old friend the other day. She is a Full time Stay at Home Mom for the FIRST time… she …

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Stockpile Your Way To Freedom!

Me ” Holy Noodles! Cup Noodles has it’s own museum!” Luc “Cool! I’m hungry, can we go?” Me “It’s in Japan bud.” Luc ” Whoa, that’s too far to go for something I’m going to live on when I move out.” I think I went wrong somewhere.     The perception people have when they hear the work “stockpile” is …

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The Chronicles Of The Blue Pot…

“I know by my own pot how the others boil.”   – French Proverb    If you don’t cook you won’t understand how one pot could change your universe. It won’t make the world start spinning the other direction, your left earring to be found, do your mountain of laundry or make your toilet seat to always be …

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Price Check Your Coupons!

“It was while making newspaper deliveries, trying to miss the bushes and hit the porch, that I first learned the importance of accuracy in journalism.”   ~Charles Osgood If you collect coupons each week, it’s likely that you will have a few newspapers delivered to your door each Sunday. I often hear of people in other …

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Want Fries With That… Cake?

Lisa: Haven’t you ever looked at your globe? [Tears off wrapping paper on a gift with a tag reading "Happy Birthday! Love Grampa" on it] See, the Southern Hemisphere is made up off everything below the equ… [stares at Bart] this line. Bart: So say in Argentina, and Rand McNally[pointing at Rand McNally logo on …

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Don’t Forget Your GREEN… PESTO!

Marie: “Restaurants are to people in the ’80s “what theater was to people in the ’60s.” I read that in a magazine.  Jess: I wrote that.  Marie: Get out of here.  Jess: No, I did. I wrote that.  Marie: I’ve never quoted anything from a magazine in my life. That’s amazing. Don’t you think that’s …

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Almond Milk

“I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.” – Woody Allen Listing this under Products I APPRECIATE…. Silk Vanilla Flavor Almond Milk in a handy dandy to go package with straw included! My people don’t get excited about milk unless they decided to have cereal and there wasn’t any milk left. Then, they get …

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