Monday, August 31, 2015

Nikol garbage bag freebie follow up

About a month ago, I posted about a freebie trial pack of Nikol kitchen garbage bags, so I finally received mine (well, really it came about a week ago, but my life has been topsy turvey lately so I only opened the package today! I'm sure others also pick up the mail and set it aside sometimes...).

I figured I'd let you know what came - a 3-pack of white kitchen drawstring garbage bags, and they are scented.

 Nice, but it looks like I'll be giving them away to someone, since the scents will not be good for me.

But if you want them, it looks like you can still sign up for your trial pack!

Happy savings and freebie finds!


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Menu Planning for the week

This has been a whirlwind month, but now we are entering our first week since late July when we do not have guests from overseas staying with us. And the Bar Mitzvah (of our second son) has come and gone, and it was wonderful and emotional and crazy and more...

But now, it's basically time to get back to normal, whatever that means. Our new normal is not working so well for me, so it's time to set things up anew. That means convincing a 7 year old that she's tired enough to go to sleep around 8:30 pm! I'll let you know how that one goes...

And of course, it means getting back to menu planning, especially since the Chagim (Holidays) are really sneaking up on us!

Anyhow, so, since I haven't done a really good grocery shopping run in a while, my meals may seem a bit haphazard, but I'll try to make sure we stock up on some basics later in the week!

Here's the plan right now:

Sunday lunch: felafel
Sunday supper: pasta with tomato sauce and cheese
Monday lunch: pancakes, cottage cheese, fruit
Monday supper: rice, black bean crumbles in tomato sauce, steamed or roasted veggies (whatever I dig up)
Tuesday lunch: Sandwiches and cut veggies
Tuesday supper: ??
Wed lunch: Sandwiches and cut veggies
Wed supper: lentil sloppy sams, fresh rolls, steamed veggies
Thursday lunch: leftovers from the week/fridge cleanout lunch
Thursday supper: quick garlic breadsticks, scrambled eggs, salad

What's on your menu?

Free Event at the Israel Museum

This week, the Israel Museum (in Jerusalem) has a special evening program, "Wise At Night", that is free and open to the public.

The program runs from 7pm - 11pm on Thursday, Sept 3, 2015. It includes lectures and interactive workshops.

For more information, click this link (Hebrew info) or call the museum at 02-6771302

Monday, August 10, 2015

VIP Discount for everyone at iHerb! (details in the post)

I know you love to save money, so if you're thinking of placing an iHerb order or two, this is the right time to do it -- because you will automatically get extra discounts!
Now through Monday, August 31, 2015, all iHerb customers enjoy the discounts of the iHerb VIP Discount Program. 

As an iHerb VIP, enjoy the following discounts once you log in to your account:
  • 5% off any order less than $40
  • 8% off any order $40.01 to $49.99
  • 9% off any order $50.00 to $59.99
  • 10% off any order $60 or more

In addition to the discounts outlined above, if all the orders you place during the month of August, 2015 have a combined value of $200 or more (excluding the cost of shipping), iHerb will automatically upgrade your account to VIP status for the next 12 months! That's right, place more than $200 in orders during August, 2015 and secure amazing discounts until August 31, 2016! 

So, what are you waiting for?  Shop those sales and save some money!