Fran’s Favorites: Blueberry Coffee

One of my new favorites is this Wild Blueberry Coffee I found from Green Mountain Coffee Company. The coffee is Fair Trade Certified (TM) and is unlike any other coffee I’ve yet to taste.

I came across the flavor as a result of a free sample I received.  I have a Keurig and sign up for various freebies because K-cups can get EXPENSIVE.

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3 Tips for Saving on Christmas Clearance


This post is almost reaching the point of becoming outdated, but I promised I would publish it this week and I didn’t share these tips last year, so I’m going to keep my word 🙂 . Even still, there are a good number of stores that still have clearance items out for sale, so this may help a some of you!

Earlier this month, I went out and picked up a few clearance items of my own.  I’m shopping small this year. VERY SMALL.  I purchased 16 items for a total of  $14.12 (before tax) and a savings of $55.26.  I believe I have a photo of my receipt from 2014 floating around here somewhere.  I’ll do a longer strategy post next year and recap that haul.  (Stay tuned).

My local Wal-Mart had their items marked down to 75 percent off on the day I visited so they may be at 80 or even 90 percent off to get that final push before clearing the holiday inventory. Here’s a copy of my receipt!


There are three simple rules I follow when it comes to holiday clearance shopping. No matter what the holiday is, the rules remain consistent.

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Learn How to Cook Healthy Recipes Without Breaking the Bank

Are you looking to do more healthy cooking in the New Year?

I’ve seen lots of posts and conversations about adopting new eating plans.

I told you a bit about my Low-Carb eating, and how I use Pinterest and Home Chef, but I like to switch it up when it comes to “Healthy Eating” because I can easily get bored and that will leave me open to unhealthy habits.

It’s always fun to look at new cookbooks, but those books AREN’T CHEAP!

So, how can you save on their costs?

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A Discounted Bundle of JOY!

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Are you an expecting/new mom?

Do you know one?

Are you in the market for a baby shower gift?

I recently reviewed this blanket and I love everything about it:

The size is perfect to cover a carseat or use while holding your little one, the colors are rich and vivid, and the material is SUPER soft!

The BEST thing about this review, is that I received a discount code to share with my followers:

Here’s the link to the product:

The review code is “BERLANDO” (without the quotation marks).

This will give you a 15% discount on the chevron blue and gray blanket.

Please let me know what you think of the blanket if you decide to purchase it!

I hope to have more discounts to share with you soon!


Until next time, GO FIX SOMETHING! 😉

Sweets for My Sweetheart — The Semi-Homemade Way!

This muffin pan kit arrived just in time for Valentine’s Day!  My husband is a pretty simple man, all he desired for Valentine’s Day was his favorite dessert: Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing! Our schedule was jam packed, so I used one of my “semi-homemade” recipes (Cake mix with a little something extra– read through the post to get my baking tip).  The cupcake pan is super cute and I loved that this really came with everything you’d need to make cupcakes (short of a bowl and the ingredients).

The liners were attractive and of good quality and I was able to support the pan with a simple cookie sheet or you could choose to use a shallow baking dish or a pizza pan if you don’t have a cookie sheet in your baking collection.  This would be a cute gift to send to a college student or a friend for a “galentines day” token of appreciation.  Overall, I was very happy with this item.

Here’s my “Semi-Homemade” Baking Tip:  I use Betty Crocker Super Moist Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix cake when I’m in a pinch– and to make it taste closer to homemade, I add in a box of Vanilla Jello Pudding— nothing extra– just make the cake according to the cake box directions.

The pudding really does make a difference!  You’ll thank me later!