Monthly Archives: May 2011
|May 31, 2011||Filled under Deals/Discounts, Kids & Babies, Savings Joy|
- Tanks from $7.79
- Shorts from $6.59
- Flip flops from $4.79
- Swimwear from $9.94
Want cash back on your purchase? Shop through Mr. Rebates, where you’ll get 5% of your purchase back! Just enter “Justice” into the search box, and follow the links to the site to start shopping. You’ll also get $5 just for signing up with Mr. Rebates if you don’t already have an account!
Check out my post about earning cash back when you’re shopping online for more information about cash back sites.
|May 31, 2011||Filled under Food Joy, Recipes|
I recently celebrated my 30th birthday, so my family was nice enough to throw me a party! My husband and I ordered some food for the party from a restaurant nearby, but imagine my look of disappointment when they said they couldn’t make one of my favorite desserts Luckily, my husband loves me so much that he let me look up the recipe online while we were at the grocery store so we could get the ingredients to try to make the dessert.
The dish is called Biko, which is a Filipino sweet rice cake made with coconut milk, sugar, and a caramel coconut milk topping. Honestly, I really don’t like coconut much, but Biko is DELICIOUS! Walking through the grocery store, the only recipes I could find searching online on my phone called for squeezing the coconut milk out of 2 coconuts. Apparently my husband doesn’t love me that much , so this is how we made it (serves 24)…
- 1 (14 oz) can of coconut milk
- 4 cups of sweet rice
- 2 tbsp of butter
- 2 cups of sugar
- 2 eggs (beaten)
To make the rice cake:
- Preheat the oven at 300 degrees.
- Boil the sweet rice in the coconut milk mixed with 1 1/2 can of water in a pot on medium heat. Constantly stir the mixture to prevent the rice from burning.
- When the rice is cooked and almost dry (about 20 minutes), lower the heat and add the butter and sugar.
- Mix well and take the pot off the heat.
- Once the mixture is cool, mix in the eggs.
- Spread the mixture evenly into a well-buttered large Pyrex dish.
- Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
- 2 (14 oz) cans of condensed milk
- 1 (14 oz) can of coconut milk
- About 4 tbsp of flour for thickening
To make and add the topping:
- Combine the condensed milk and coconut milk into a saucepan on low heat.
- Stir in the flour, and continue stirring until the sauce thickens (about 20 minutes).
- Once the rice cake is finished baking, take the dish out of the oven, and increase the heat of the oven to 350 degrees.
- Pour the topping evenly over the rice cake.
- Place the dish back into the oven and bake until the topping is brown (about 30 minutes).
|May 31, 2011||Filled under Savings Joy|
If you do any shopping online, a great way to save some money is by shopping through cash back sites. When you go through these sites, you get a certain percentage of your purchase back in cash! They also list coupon codes for you use to save even more money on your online purchase.
My favorite sites to use are Ebates, Mr. Rebates, and Shop at Home because they are so easy to use and they have almost any online store you can think of. If you don’t already have an account with these sites, you’ll get $5 just for signing up. You’ll also get money just for referring your friends through your account. Once you’re ready to do some online shopping, all you have to do is enter the name of the store into the search box of the cash back site, and follow the links to the site of the online store you wish to shop at. After you checkout, you’ll see the money in your account of the cash back site. Each site sends the money out at different times, but once you’re eligible to receive the money in your account, they’ll send the check right to you.
I have an account with each of the 3 cash back sites, Ebates, Mr. Rebates, and Shop at Home, but to find the best deal, I search for the online store at each site, so I can shop through the one that offers the highest percentage cash back on my purchase. I will also do this when I post an online deal for you if it is available through these sites.
I typically find that Mr. Rebates and Shop at Home offer the most cash back, but Ebates does have double or triple cash back events every once in awhile. Shop at Home will also offer larger amounts in cash back at times, and they even have grocery coupons available. To get the most of your money, I recommend that you sign up for all 3 if you can.
If you have any questions about how to use cash back sites, feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this post! You can also find the links to Ebates, Mr. Rebates, and Shop at Home on the right sidebar of the page under “Get Cash Back”.
|May 30, 2011||Filled under Coupons, Food Joy, Freebies, Savings Joy|
|May 30, 2011||Filled under Reviews/Giveaways|
Fathers’ Day is on Sunday, June 19th, and we’re giving away some fun prizes that would make great Father’s Day gifts! Whether you still need to purchase your Father’s Day gifts or would just like to add to them, you’ll find some wonderful gift ideas on this blog hop.
Enter our giveaways through Friday, June 3rd at 11:59 PM CST. Winners will be announced on Saturday, June 4th.
Enter My Joy My World’s $50 Restaurant.com Gift Certificate Giveaway *Extended until Friday, June 3rd*
Visit the following blogs who are part of our Father’s Day Giveaway Blog Hop and enter their giveaways also for more chances to win:
Plus, after visiting the other sites, leave a comment here letting us know which sites you visited to be entered to win a $50 Restaurant.com gift certificate!
|May 29, 2011||Filled under Creative Joy, Freebies, Savings Joy, Scrapbooking|
One of my favorite hobbies is scrapbooking, so I love going to Archiver’s! They have a great selection for all of my scrapbooking needs and even offer classes to keep up-to-date on all the new techniques!
Tomorrow, Monday, May 30th, Archiver’s is giving a FREE 7gypsies tote bag (pictured) when you spend $30 or more on 7gypsies products!
Find your nearest Archiver’s here, and make sure to call for their Memorial Day hours before heading out.
|May 29, 2011||Filled under Coupons, Savings Joy|
I love Kohl’s! Now through tomorrow, Monday 5/30, use this shopping pass to get 15% off EVERYTHING in-store and online! Plus, get $10 in Kohl’s cash for every $50 you spend! You’ll be able to use your Kohl’s cash 5/31-6/12.
If you’re shopping online, shop through Shop at Home to get 10% cash back on your purchase (this is a HUGE savings)! Just enter “Kohl’s” into the search box and follow the links to the site to start shopping. You’ll also get $5 just for registering for Shop at Home if you don’t already have an account!
|May 28, 2011||Filled under Coupons, Kids & Babies, Mommy Joy, Savings Joy|
On the right sidebar of this page, you’ll notice a button for Upromise under “Save $ for College”. Being a graduate of Marquette University, a private college, I know all too well how expensive college can be, but I also know how important a good education is. My husband and I have made it a priority to try to make sure our daughter will have the means to go to college once that time comes, and I think Upromise is a great easy way to help.
So, what is Upromise, and how does it work? Upromise gives you a portion of each qualifying purchase you make with their partners, and keeps the money in your Upromise account to go towards college for your child, grandchild, or any future college student. The money can also go towards qualifying student loans. Qualifying purchases can be almost anything such as groceries, gas, travel expenses, eating out, and online purchases! Upromise also has coupons available to use online and grocery eCoupons that can be loaded onto your store loyalty card for the savings to automatically go through at the register when you use your card.
|May 27, 2011||Filled under Food Joy, Restaurants, Reviews/Giveaways|
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a $50 Restaurant.com gift certificate!
Right now, the chances of winning are really good
Entries will be accepted until
Tuesday, May 31st, at 9 pm CST Friday, June 3rd, at 11:59 pm CST (*extended*).
|May 27, 2011||Filled under Food Joy, Freebies, Restaurants, Savings Joy|
I love their flatbread sandwiches!
Find the Cosi nearest you here.
If you’re looking for other great restaurant deals this weekend, don’t forget that kids get a FREE meal at select Johnny Rockets!