Thursday, September 28, 2006

Skin Stuff

Don't forget about the open house tonight from 5-7 at Piedmont Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. There will be free food, prizes, gifts, facials and information about the latest and greatest in skin care treatments and products. Visit for more info.

Piedmont Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery
765 Highland Oaks Dr., Suite 100
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Phone 336-760-4004
Fax 336-760-6632
Toll Free: 888-473-0218

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Save Money on Groceries

I don't know about you, but I am always looking for ways to save money. Since food is one of my family of 5's biggest monthly expenses, I especially like to save $$ on groceries. Here are a few ideas...

After hearing many rave reviews from subscribers of, I decided to give it a try. Every week I get a list of the best deals on groceries along with information about coupons that I can use to maximize my savings. You save money by stocking up on groceries when they're at their lowest price. The list I subscribe to is for Harris Teeter, but there are lots of other options to chose from. So far, I'm very pleased with this service. There's a 4 week trial period that costs$1.00. After that a subscription costs $10.00 for 8 weeks. Give it a try:

September is National Coupon Month. I looooove me some coupons :) Here's that website:

Finally, people keep telling me about Angel Food Ministries which "provides discounted food not only for those that need it, but for any others who appreciate deep discounts on quality groceries." For $25 you can buy a food package worth $50 or more. This is open to everyone, regardless of income. Here is the website for more information and where you can find a local host site:

And, of course, there's also your friendly neighborhood Aldi store. When you don't have coupons and don't want to spend the time researching the best deals, Aldi always offers low prices. The stores are definitely bare bones, you have to bring or buy your own grocery bags, a cart requires a 25-cent deposit and you can count on a lengthy wait in line. But, the groceries are always cheap and you can get pretty much everything you need there. For weekly specials visit

If you have any tips...I'd love to hear from you! You can post your comment here. Thanks!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Erin's Victory Dance

You may remember our conversation on the Morning Show a few weeks ago with Laurie Edwards from Thomasville, NC. It was her daughter Erin Browning whose battle with cancer inspired the Casting Crowns song "Praise You in This Storm". Erin went to be with the Lord on November 11, 2004.

On October 14, Erin's sister Mary Beth is hosting a formal dance in Erin's honor. All of the proceeds will benefit the Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman, where Erin spent a week shortly before she passed away. You can find out more about the dance and Erin's legacy by going to the website below.

Zip-Loc Omelet this morning I told you about a recipe to make an omelet in a zip-loc bag. But, after checking it out on the internet, I have since learned that the makers of Zip-Loc bags do not recommend boiling their bags because it could break down the plastic. Sooooo, so much for the foolproof omelet. My quest continues.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Frizzamyer Principle

Adelaide Zindler is a Preschool Life Coach and the author of "The Frizzamyer Principle", a book about the dangers of labeling children. She believes that labels like ADD, ADHD, autistic, etc. can prevent us from seeing the potential a child has. For more information, visit her website:

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

J.W. & Jacob White Fund

I can't imagine and don't ever want to know what it would feel like to lose two of my children. But that's exactly what happened to the parents of J.W. and Jacob white, the 3 and 4 year old brothers who drowned in the Dan River last week. While there's little anyone can do to ease this family's pain, we can help to ease the financial strain caused by this tregedy. Donations to help cover the cost of the funeral are currently being accepted. You can send your contribution to the J.W. and Jacob White Trust Fund, care of LSB Bank, 1101 Main St., Danbury, N.C. 27016.