So, as many of you know, I have been having major issues with regards to Facebook. I did my research and found out that I am not the only one. I have figured out a way to get my posts on the fan page via RSS Graffiti, so that’s good. But, did you know I also have a FB group called Savings With The Thieving Bear? We currently have 114 couponing members. Won’t you join us? You will see the same types of posts that you see on my fan page, but there’s a lot more conversation/interaction and readers have been posting their favorite deals there as well. I encourage you to do the same. It’s a ton of fun! Follow this link and I’ll approve you just as soon as you ask!
As you may or may not know, I have started a new weekly segment called “Just a Bit of Small Biz” to try to give local businesses the boost that they need. This week reader, Sandra R., nominated her favorite local small business called My Place Nail Salon in Hillsboro NH. Now, I have not had the chance to visit this facility myself, but here’s what Sandra has to say and do not forget to like this post to get the word out;
My Place Nail Salon in Hillsboro is a nail salon that opened in the Fall. Laurie Yanis the owner does some amazing nail art. I have gone to some of the other places in town to get my nails done, but since I started going to her I have gotten so many compliments. I have people ask me where in Concord or Manchester do you go. I say I don’t drive that far I stay local. Laurie does, manicures, pedicures, shellac polish, acrylic nails, hand painted nail art or stamped nail art. She also does birthday & “girlfriend” parties. She also does an after school nail club every Wednesday for $25 a month for elementary, middle and high school students. She has build up some clientele, but I would love for her name and business to get put out there more. She also runs certain deals and promotions. For clients who go back to her she does after every 8th visit next one free. For the month of Dec. she did nail club for free. She only has a facebook page ( www.facebook.com/MyPlaceNailSalon ) Here you can also see photos and get more info. She is new, lives in town and her business is in town. I’d love to nominate her and promote her business. Thank you!
My Place Nail Salon
460 W. Main St
The presents are open, the coffee is made and there are cinnamon rolls in the oven. Whatever holiday you celebrate, I hope it is full of love, laughter and family. Merry Christmas to you and yours. I will see you tomorrow!
I’ve implemented a couple of new things and features to help make my site more user friendly. You may or may not have noticed the new social media icons at the bottom of each post. Within those icons there is a cute little button with a printer on it:
That little guy will allow you to edit your shopping lists and then print them out. This will come in very handy when you want to go shopping. For instance if you want to print out the Shaw’s deals for the week, you’ll simply go to the Shaw’s deals and click on the little print friendly icon at the bottom of the post. A new page will open up and you can highlight and then delete the things that you don’t want on your list:
Once you’ve got your list where you want it, simply print it out. That’s it! Let me know what you think and have fun with it!
Have you ever wanted to make a bottle of fabric softener last as long as 6 months? I have been testing this idea for a few weeks and have to say that it works. I have always made my own fabric softener (I used store bought for $2.99 for the scent this time,) so I thought that this may or may not work. It works! Each dryer sheet lasts about 4 – 5 loads of laundry, can you imagine that?! Here’s what you’ll need:
1/2 a cup or so of fabric softener – any will do
an old towel or rag – I used a towel
a hanger or use the uncut part of the towel to dry
Start by cutting 2 – 3 inch strips from you towel or rag.
Next you can either fold the strip in thirds or in half to make smaller strips. Since I was using an old towel I had to fold it in thirds. You ultimately want to end up with 4 – 6 five inch long ”dryer sheets.”
Don’t worry, they don’t have to be perfect
Once they’re saturated simply put them up on a hanger or use the uncut part of the towel or rag to dry them. Be sure to dry completely before using. *Note* if you use a hanger to dry them, be sure to use a catch pan of some sort. Fabric softener on floors is very slippery! Once dry, just toss in the dryer and use 4 – 5 times before adding more softener! AWESOMENESS! Welcome to my frugal world
P.S. Don’t worry about using these on darker laundry. The dryer does a great job catching the lint.