Free National Public Garden Admission in May

Every spring, in May to be specific, Better Homes and Gardens gives out coupons that will get you free admission into a national public garden near to you.
National Public Gardens DayUse the link above to find out when National Public Garden Day is this year.

Free Hot Cocoa at Thornton's every Sunday 2-4pm Plus Recipes for Hot and Cold drinks from there you can make!

Be Sure to Check Out Thornton's -every Sunday from 12-4PM kids can get free Hot Cocoa at Thorntons stores -locator

Also be sure to check out Thornton's website where they have listed some great Hot and Cold drink recipes!

Drink Recipes

Hot Beverages
Nutty Irishman                                Chocolate Chai Cappuccino
French Vanilla Cappuccino                 1/2 Hot Chocolate1 shot Hazelnut Syrup                       1/2 Chai Cappuccino
4 shots Irish Creme Syrup                 Top it off with Whipped Cream
Pumpkin Vanilla Spice                      Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
1/3 Fresh Brewed Coffee                    1/4 Pumpkin Spice
1/3 Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino            3/4 Hot Chocolate 
1/3 French Vanilla Cappuccino             Marshmellows and Whipped Cream 
Cold Beverages
Early Morning Wake Up Call               Dr's Orders
2/3 Crushed Ice                                  Diet Dr. Pepper
3/4 Full with Sweet Tea                       2 Shots of Cherry
Add Sweet Tea Slush                           2 Shots of Vanilla
Dab of Lemonade Slush                        1 Shot of Lemon
Half the Fat Cold Frenchie                  Icey Pinkness
24oz Coffee Cup with Ice                      1/4 Pink Lemonade
1/3 French Roast Coffee                       1/4 Raspberry Iced Tea
1/3 Fat Free French Vanilla Cappuccino  1/4 Fruit Punch
Add a big blue straw and enjoy!             1/4 Lemonade

Host the Perfect Spring Gathering Sunday 3/23 @10am the Perfect Spring Gathering

How to Accessorize your Home class at Pottery Barn on Sunday 3/9

How to Accessorize Your Home

Free Technique Classes: Weekend Entertaining – Spring Dinner

Free Technique Classes: Weekend Entertaining - Spring Dinner
Spring’s long-awaited produce is making its way to markets, so get ready to celebrate its arrival! Join us for this weekend’s in-store technique classes and learn how to prepare strawberries, peas, asparagus and new potatoes in fresh-tasting dishes that are great for entertaining.

  • This hour-long technique class is FREE and includes tastings of prepared dishes.
  • Participants enjoy 10% savings on select same-day store purchases.
  • Available at all stores; class times vary by store location.
  • Class size is limited so call your local store to register.

Free Kindle books

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baby coupons

Looking to save on baby products? Here are some new Johnson’s Baby coupons available to print! You can also print out a NUK Pacifier coupon.

Baby Coupons

  • Text BABY4 to 827438 to gain access to several new baby mobile coupons! You’ll get coupons for Enfamil, Gerber, Similac, Pampers, and more. These coupons are valid through March 22nd. b9c7f4afb6f86fe25ba71e57d2a8d985fdc3b69c2473dbfa13

FREE coupon booklet with $40 in Publix savings

Go sign up for a  FREE coupon booklet with $40 in Publix savings on all your favorite brands like Frito Lay, Tide, Swiffer, Pampers, Quaker, Kraft and Maxwell House. If you have  signed up for this offer in the past, the Publix coupon booklet will be automatically sent. Offer is available to those living in Al, FL, GA, SC and TN. Booklet will be sent between 4/1/14 and 4/8/14.

Giveaway - Discovery GIrls: Guide to growing up! Updated post!

 Discovery Girls Inc. Update: I have been given a book Discovery Guide to Growing up to giveaway!
This would be a great book to set down with your daughter and just share! Hurry I only have one to giveaway!

Recently, I was given the opportunity to review a book called, Discovery Girls Guide to Growing up. This book goes into details about what girls need to know about their changing bodies.

Of course, this matter can be embarrassing to some, but I feel sharing this book and reading it together can help build a stronger bond between Mom and daughter. The world we live in is getting crazier everyday and I feel a good solid, loving relationship with our kids today is essential. We need to let our kids know, it's ok to ask Mom or Dad any questions and your not alone.

Discovery Girls Guide to Growing up is filled with true to life stories, that I am sure many girls will love to read.  This book explains everything you need to know in a "straightforward way". It's important that girls realize that they are not the only one's who have crazy emotions, tons of questions about their periods, pimples and bras! It's not a book to give to your daughter to read on her own, its definitely a book to share and in doing so, your daughter will feel more comfortable asking her parents embarrassing questions, instead of just listening to the girls at school, who may not have the correct information!

I would definitely recommend reading this book. It's not easy growing up, but its great to know the editors at "Discovery Girls have produced five books packed with real-world practical advice and stories to help girls build the "confidence and resilience" they need to handle those difficult tween years."

Be sure to Check out all the books at  and check out the website. It's where girls today can read about other girls just like them!
Discovery Girls Guide to Growing Up...Everything You Need to Know About Your Changing Body

"Discovery Girls® Inc. produces an award-winning magazine and books aimed at tween girls. Both magazine and books deliver their best strategies so girls can successfully deal with friendship troubles, embarrassing moments, life's toughest problems, body issues, school pressures and much more. Discovery Girls' goal is to reinforce the power of girls to overcome disappointment, develop positive images about themselves, seek the right kind of help, talk to their parents and learn how to grow from failures".

At Frugal Southern Mom, I do product reviews from time to time on my blog. I try to be honest and let everyone know what I think and feel about each product. At times I get to review books. Yes, to your question, I have been given the book to read and this is the only compensation I receive.

Dollar Store Freebies

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Luden’s Cough Drops $1
-$1/2 printable
Final Price: $0.50
Got2B Hair Taming Mist $1
-$2/1 Got2B 2/9 RP insert
Final Price: FREE
Maybelline Eyeliner $1
-$1/1 Maybelline Eye 2/2 RP insert
Final Price: FREE
Rimmel Eyeshadow Single $1
-$1/1 Rimmel 2/9 RP insert
Final Price: FREE
L’Oreal Gloss Burst Lip Gloss $1
-$1/1 printable
Final Price: FREE
Kraft Recipe Makers $1
-$0.55/1 Kraft Recipe Makers 2/9 SS insert
Final Price; $0.45
Westsoy Soy Milk 32 oz. $1
-$1/1 printable
Final Price: FREE
Cascadian Farm Granola Bars 5 ct. $1
-$0.75/1 printable
Final Price: $0.25
Bayer Aspirin 20 ct. $1
-$1/1 printable
Final Price: FREE

Join Saving Star for freebies!

Ready for another Friday Freebie? Visit Savingstar to get this offer for a free 4 pack of Kings Hawaiian Dinner Rolls. You must select the offer today and use it by 3/9.Save 100% when you buy ONE (1) 4 pack of King's Hawaiian® Dinner Rolls. Check back every Friday for a new Freebie!.Expires 3/9/2014.Save 100%.

Don't forget Sunday Coupons

Just one SmartSource insert in most newspapers this week. Here’s a list of some:
  • $1/1 Crystal Light Liquid Drink Mix
  • $1/1 Dole 100% Juice 59 oz.
  • $2/3 Hersheys or Cadbury Easter Candy
  • $0.75/2 Teddy Grahams
  • $1/1 Irish Spring Body Wash
  • $5/1 Mucinex Allergy Product
  • $2.50/1 Mucinex Mail in Rebate
  • $4/1 Schick Hydro
  • $0.35/1 Softsoap Hand Soap 7.5 oz+
  • $1/1 Softsoap Hand Soap 8 oz+
  • $0.75/1 Velveeta Cheesy Skillets

No Flat Flakes Here In 1967, Team Kix chose...

No Flat Flakes Here In 1967, Team Kix chose...

No Flat Flakes Here In 1967, Team Kix chose this extremely excited cow to share the news that Kix cereal stays crisper in milk than those flat flakes. If that can’t put a smile on this cow’s face, we’re not sure anything can.

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Healthy Almond Crusted Chicken

Healthy Almond Crusted Chicken

I know I have been bringing you all sorts of healthy sweet recipes, so it is time for a savory one. Almonds have quickly become a staple in this house. I love their versatility. They adapt to any kind of food you are cooking. I am so glad no one in our home has an almond allergy! I know some who do and that would just be awful. Why I love almonds so much? The top reasons: Lower LDL-Cholesterol and Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease Almonds Provide Double-Barreled Protection against Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Improve Blood Fats Their healthy fats help you lose weight Lowers Risk of Weight Gain Full of Manganese, Copper & Riboflavin—More Help with Energy Production ...Read More

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Gluten Free Red Velvet Pancakes

Gluten Free Red Velvet Pancakes

Try these Gluten Free Red Velvet Pancakes for a sweet surprise for your gluten-free Valentine! They're dairy-free, too! Go ahead... indulge ! Author: Gluten Free Gigi Recipe type: Breakfast This recipe is free from: gluten, dairy/casein, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, and corn (if you use a corn-free flour blend and my grain-free baking powder ). Ingredients For the pancakes 1 ½ cups  Gigi’s Everyday Gluten-Free Flour Blend (Gum-Free) 2 Tablespoons granulated white sugar (or light brown sugar) 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 3 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten ¾ cup dairy-free milk PLUS ½ Tablespoon white vinegar (or buttermilk, if...Read More

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Irish Soda Bread from Clabber Girl!

Irish Soda Bread


  • 2 cups seedless raisins
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 2 tablespoons caraway seeds
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk (no substitutes)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Clabber Girl Baking Soda
  • Note: Prior to mixing, soak seedless raisins in water for 2 hours. Drain and set aside.


In a mixing bowl, sift flour, sugar, salt and Clabber Girl Baking Powder. Cut in margarine. Stir in raisins and carawy seeds, making sure they are coated with the flour mixture; set aside.
In a separate bowl, cream together buttermilk, egg and baking soda. Combine with flour mixture and stir until just moistened. You may need to mix with hands, as the dough will become thick.
Turn out onto floured surface and knead only slightly. Mixture may still be a little sticky when you place it onto a cookie sheet to bake. Make a round loaf. Cut a 1/4 to 1/2-inch deep cross on top.
Bake at 375°F for 50 to 55 minutes. When done, cover immediately with dishtowel or rub with margarine on all sides in order to give it a tender outer crust.
Serve warm with butter or your favorite spread.

From the Clabber Girl Recipe Book
Originally published in "Cooking Down East" by Marjorie Standish.

Bit 'o the Irish - Irish Stew with Soda Bread From Clabber Girl!

irish Stew

Irish Stew


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 lbs. lamb, cubed (you may substitute beef if lamb is not available)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce (or Dale's Steak Seasoning)
  • 2 bay leaves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 16 oz. can of beer (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon Clabber Girl Corn Starch
  • additional water to cover, if necessary.


Place the flour in a 1 qt. plastic bag; add cubed lamb and toss to coat. Pour oil in a large saucepan, and brown meat along with onions and garlic. Cook on medium-low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring to keep onions from browning too much. Add 2 cups water, and seasonings. Bring mixture to a boil. Add potatoes, carrots and beer. If liquid does not cover ingredients, add water just to cover.
Bring to a boil, then turn heat to simmer and add corn starch. Cook for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serves 4 to 6


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