Cents Of Style: 2 For $15 State Pendant Necklaces (Today Only)

Home is where the heart is. Celebrate your home state with State Pendant Necklaces.They say home is where the heart is, although the other day I saw a sign that said home is where your WiFi connects automatically. Both are true but only the former is relevant. Today, January 17, you can get two state pendant necklaces for $15 from Cents of Style with the code 2FORSTATE. These are usually $24.95, so this is a great deal. Instead of paying almost $50 for two, it’s just $15. Plus, these ship for free as well!

These are perfect for anyone who has moved out of state, or maybe just going to college out of state, and is missing home. College kids really like getting mail. I remember it being really special. So how great would it be to purchase one of these and send it to your niece or cousin who is away at school. It would be a nice pick me up to start a new semester.

You can mix and match state-shaped necklaces with ones that have state names and coordinates. You can layer them on top of each other for a really pretty look.

This deal is available today only, so if you live in a popular state, you might want to hurry.

Egg Salad Sandwich

Looking for an easy lunch idea? Egg salad sandwich is perfect! Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.Some days, you just need an easy lunch. One you can make that requires minimal effort. So you can start it, then clean the kitchen or get ready to go out, then come back and the food basically cooked itself. I have those days all the time. I work at home and don’t really have time for a lunch. So I don’t have time to actually sit and prepare some gourmet meal every day, but I also will not just heat up some leftovers from dinner last night (mostly because I want them for dinner tonight!). Enter the egg salad sandwich.

It’s such a tasty staple that people often forget about. We got back into them when we started working at the farmers’ market on Saturday mornings. We would wake up, I would start the eggs, and then go back upstairs to get dressed while Pete packed the car. When we were ready for them, the eggs were ready for us. I’d put together the sandwich, pack it in a cooler, and lunch at the market was done. Easy.

Egg Salad Sandwich

Looking for an easy lunch idea? Egg salad sandwich is perfect! Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 3 tablespoons mayo
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 pieces of lettuce

What You’ll Do:

Looking for an easy lunch idea? Egg salad sandwich is perfect! Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Fill a bowl with water. Boil the eggs, covered, on medium-high, about 20 minutes.

While they’re boiling, wash and dice the celery.

Looking for an easy lunch idea? Egg salad sandwich is perfect! Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.

When the eggs are done, pour out the boiling water and fill the pot with cold water (with the eggs still in the pot). Cooling them down makes them much easier to peel. Then, peel the eggs and dunk them back into the pot to clean off any shell you  may have missed.

Add the eggs into a bowl, using a fork to break them into pieces. Add the celery and mayo, then combine.

Looking for an easy lunch idea? Egg salad sandwich is perfect! Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Toast the pieces of bread. Put the egg mixture on one side of the bread, then top with lettuce.

Looking for an easy lunch idea? Egg salad sandwich is perfect! Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Cut in half and enjoy!

Egg Salad Sandwich
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Ingredients
  1. 2 eggs
  2. 2 slices of bread
  3. 3 tablespoons mayo
  4. 2 stalks of celery
  5. 2 pieces of lettuce
Instructions
  1. Fill a bowl with water. Boil the eggs, covered, on medium-high, about 20 minutes.
  2. While they’re boiling, wash and dice the celery.
  3. Add the eggs into a bowl, using a fork to break them into pieces. Add the celery and mayo, then combine.
  4. Toast the pieces of bread. Put the egg mixture on one side of the bread, then top with lettuce.
  5. Cut in half and enjoy!
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10 Ways To Get 10,000 Steps When It’s Too Cold To Walk Outside

In the winter, it's hard to hit your step goal. Don't worry. Here are some tips to get 10,000 steps when it's cold from www.drugstoredivas.net.I’m pretty inactive. I work at home and my office is the room next to our bedroom. Plus, I blog for a living, so I sit all day long. It’s bad, I know, but it’s part of the job. So when I started wearing my grandma’s Fitbit last month, I really started getting conscious of how many steps I’m walking — or not walking. I’ve been pushing myself to get my steps goal, which seems like it would be a lot easier if I wasn’t starting this task in the winter. Sometimes, it’s just too cold to go outside and walk around. So you have to be creative. Trust me, I’ve started being creative. And I’m here to share my tips. Because even if it seems daunting, you can still get 10,000 steps when it’s cold.

10 Ways To Get 10,000 Steps When It’s Too Cold To Walk Outside

1. Run in place.
I’m starting with this one because it’s been my go to move lately. If I see that I’m short steps, or if my Fitbit buzzes to tell me I haven’t walked 250 steps that hour (which happens more often than I’d like to admit), I will get up and run in place. I try and do it during the day when I’m home alone so there’s no banging on the floor when Pete is downstairs and I’m in the office. This works great for me because I wear my Fitbit on my wrist. If you wear yours in your bra, it might not work as well.

2. Phone a friend.
Like everyone else, I mostly text my friends. But, lately, people have wanted to call. I can’t sit and work when I’m on the phone, so I get up and start to walk around the house. Just make sure you aren’t holding your phone up to your ear with the same side that you’re activity tracker is on. It won’t track very well that way.

3. Pace when you brush your teeth.
As soon as I started wearing the Fitbit, I started to pace when I was brushing my teeth. It sounds weird, but I was like, “I’m just standing here.” It felt like such a waste. So I started to pace our bathroom. I’m lucky that we have a really, really long bathroom, so it’s really easy.

4. Go shopping.
Who doesn’t love an excuse to go shopping? Trying to get 10,000 steps when it’s cold out is hard. But if you can make it from your home to your car, drive to the mall. You can window shop while walking around the whole mall. I remember working retail and watching people come do laps in the early mornings. It was a great way to get some exercise in a place that is heated.

5. Take the stairs.
Do you live or work in a building with an elevator and stairs? Take the stairs. Even if it’s just one floor up. I used to do this all the time at my last office job. Those steps added up. If you work at home like me, force yourself to go up and downstairs as often as possible. Instead of grabbing everything I need to bring downstairs all at once, I take one thing at a time so I can get in a few trips up and down the stairs.

6. Watch TV.
Okay, stay with me here. Watching TV usually means you park your booty on the couch and veg out. That’s fun and all, but not really helpful if you’re trying to get healthy. So sure, sit and watch TV. But on each commercial break, get up and walk around until the show comes back on. This doesn’t exactly work if you’re binge watching Netflix, but it’s good with regular TV.

7. Use the bathroom furthest from you.
I work in the room next to our bedroom. The office is next to the guest bathroom. And then our bedroom has the master bathroom. So any bathroom is pretty close. We do have a third bathroom downstairs, on the opposite side of the house. It is, obviously, a lot further than the other too … which means more steps. Those steps add up (especially if you’re also trying to drink eight glasses of water a day).

8. Put your clothes away one piece at a time.
When you do laundry, you probably fold it, make piles of items that go in the same drawer/room, and then put them away. Instead of putting your clothes away in bulk, put them away one piece at a time. Not effective for life, but very effective for steps.

9. Vacuum.
I don’t mind vacuuming. If I could redesign our house, I wouldn’t have chosen carpet on the stairs. We did it because it is a lot quieter when people go up and down the stairs, but it’s a pain in the neck to vacuum. It needs to be, as do both our upstairs and downstairs since we have carpet on both floors. I enjoy it because for some strange reason, it’s fun for me. Also because it’s so much walking around the rooms, so that’s a lot of steps.

10. Get stuff for yourself/spouse/kids. 
How often do you need something — a drink you forgot in another room, to turn on the fan after you’re laying down — and you ask someone else to help you (aka do it for you)? Instead, do it yourself. Stand up and walk to the other room to grab a paper towel. If your spouse needs a drink, offer to get up and get it for him — all while getting closer to your 10,000 steps.

How do you get 10,000 steps when it’s cold?

Kmart, Sears: Possible Free Surprise Points Means Free Clothes

free clothesCheck your Shop Your Way accounts. I just looked at mine and I have $7 to spend on clothing at Kmart between now and January 15 and $7 to spend on clothes at Sears by January 20.  Choose an item for $7 or under, and you can get free clothes. Sounds like a new free work out top for your New Year’s resolution.

There are a bunch of items on sale because of the change of season, so you can definitely get a good deal. Did you get these? My mom didn’t, but Pete did, so not everyone is able to get free clothes. But if you are, head over to Kmart’s website or Sears’ site and see what you can pick up. If you’re lucky enough to live close to a Kmart, choose in store pickup and you don’t have to pay for shipping.

If you’re not a Shop Your Way member, join here for free. It’s Kmart and Sears’ free loyalty program. You’ll earn points on your purchases, plus get bonus point offers, exclusive coupons, and more. All your purchases at Kmart and Sears, online and in store too, will earn you points. You can use those points on future purchases. Every 1,000 points is $1. Each month, any Shop Your Way member with a personal shopper will also be awarded bonus points. That’s free money! Get yours by joining here so I can be your personal shopper — for free.

Homemade Salsa

It's so easy to make your own salsa. Get this homemade salsa recipes from www.drugstoredivas.net.I love salsa, but I never knew how to make it. So I texted my friend Maria. “If I chop onions, tomatoes, and cilanto, can I call that salsa or is that just pico?”

She laughed, then told me it’s pico.

I knew that. I was just hoping maybe I could get away with calling it salsa. No such luck. I then had to ask her for her salsa recipe. It was amazing — and super simple, so, of course, I was kicking myself after for spending money on jarred salsa all these years. Never again. From now on, it’s salsa from scratch. It barely took me longer than ten minutes to make this (which, honestly, is about the length of time it takes me to open a jar of salsa).

Homemade Salsa

It's so easy to make your own salsa. Get this homemade salsa recipes from www.drugstoredivas.net.

What You’ll Need:

  • Four tomatoes
  • One medium sized onion
  • Handful of cilantro
  • Generous pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup water (approx.)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 jalapeno (that’s for mild; you can add more jalapenos for more spice)

What You’ll Do:

It's so easy to make your own salsa. Get this homemade salsa recipes from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Dice the onion, tomatoes, and jalapenos.

It's so easy to make your own salsa. Get this homemade salsa recipes from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Boil the onion, tomatoes, and jalapenos in water for about seven minutes (until everything is softened).

It's so easy to make your own salsa. Get this homemade salsa recipes from www.drugstoredivas.net.

It will look delicious, like the photo above.

It's so easy to make your own salsa. Get this homemade salsa recipes from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Strain it.

It's so easy to make your own salsa. Get this homemade salsa recipes from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Add the ingredients (without water) into a blender with the cilanto, salt, and water.

It's so easy to make your own salsa. Get this homemade salsa recipes from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Blend until smooth-ish (if it’s thick for your taste, add more water and blend again).

Looking for meals for your homemade salsa?


Try our homemade taco bowls:

Or have a taco fiesta:

Homemade Salsa
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Ingredients
  1. Four tomatoes
  2. One medium sized onion
  3. Handful of cilantro
  4. Generous pinch of salt
  5. 1/4 cup water (approx.)
  6. 2 cloves of garlic
  7. 1 jalapeno (that’s for mild; you can add more jalapenos for more spice)
Instructions
  1. Dice the onion, tomatoes, and jalapenos.
  2. Boil the onion, tomatoes, and jalapenos in water for about seven minutes (until everything is softened).
  3. Strain it.
  4. Add the ingredients (without water) into a blender with the cilanto, salt, and water.
  5. Blend until smooth-ish (if it’s thick for your taste, add more water and blend again).
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Shop Your Way: Possible Free Points For Entering The Wild Wins Wednesday Instant Win Game

shop your wayIf you know me, you know I love free money. And if you’re a fan of Drugstore Divas, you must love free money too. Also, if you’ve been around here, you read our posts about how you could get Shop Your Way points for free. Right now, you may get points for free.

First you must be a Shop Your Way member and have signed up under a personal shopper (for free). You can sign up under me via that link.

Then, head to the sweepstakes section and search for the Wild Wins Wednesday Instant Win Game. Right now, it’s a doorbuster, so everyone who enters while it is is getting 1,000 free points. It can stop being a doorbuster at any time, so hurry. It may take up to 24 hours to see the points in your account.

I usually use these free points to fill our pantry. Our local Kmart has a great grocery section, selling everything from pasta to chips to refrigerated items. I usually order packaged food online to use my points, but if you prefer to use yours in store, you can purchase those cold items. Just be sure to give your cashier the phone number associated with your Shop Your Way account at checkout and the register will apply any points and coupons you have available. 

This time of year, though, I usually save up all my points and then use them to pick up Christmas presents. Sears and Kmart have great gift items. You can purchase toys, clothes, home items, tools, and more. So you can find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list. But, if you’re looking for something specific that you can’t buy at Sears or Kmart, you can still use your free points on wrapping paper and tape — items that I blow through during the holidays.

What do you usually use your Shop Your Way points on?

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