**NEWS** Is Office Depot Buying Office Max?

February 2013


It appears that Office Depot is, in fact, buying Office Max.  This is sad because Office Max lets you “roll” your rewards, and Office Depot doesn’t.

Make sure you use your rewards!

This means it will be Office Depot vs. Staples.  Which do you prefer?

Thanks Cuckoo for Coupon Deals!


I knew this day would come...

February 2013


My hubby has always loved playing games, and I knew eventually my kiddos would want to play too.

My little girl started playing Minecraft today and she can't get enough of it now. She can actually control the keyboard and mouse pretty well.

I'm not a huge fan of her playing a lot of video games, but I have to admit she looks pretty cute doing it! Smile


The Most Amazing Carpet Deodorizer Ever!! Check it out!

February 2013


I love having my house smell fresh and clean, but with two toddlers that goal becomes a little more difficult.

I used to buy carpet deodorizers at the store and the smell would last maybe an hour (if I was luckyLaughing)

So I decided I would make my own! Now anytime someone comes over they can't stop commenting about how good it smells.

This is super easy and frugal to make too!

You will need:

1-2 cups of baking soda

1/4 cup of unstopables (you can find them here on Amazon or at your local store) This is my go-to fabric softener so I always have it on hand.


:: I used my food processor to blend the two ingredients together (you can also just smash them if you don't have a food processor)

:: Make sure the unstopables are a dust consistency

:: Put in a container and sprinkle on your carpet before vacuuming! (I use a sifter to make sure I don't put too much down)

Ta-da! You will be amazed at how good your house will smell after you do this!!

Be sure to come back and tell me what you think!

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Track What You Eat!

February 2013

So this is now my new motto! I realized I will never lose weight if I don't track what I eat!

You can track what you eat by just simply putting it down in a notebook to using an official food diary.

I track what I eat on MapMyRide this is just one of the MAPMYFITNESS SITES.

I input my food and it tells me exactly how many calories I have consumed, and once I do a workout it will also tell me how many calories I burned.

(and yes I crossed out my weight! Not exactly ready to share that with the whole world Laughing)

They also have a very comprehensive database of food that you can get calorie and nutrition info from.

No matter how you keep track of what you eat, the important thing is that you do!

I thought I had my calories in check until I started documenting them and found out that I was way over what I needed.

So next time you go to sit down to a meal, make sure you plan on writing down what you ate!


Love it, Pin it!

February 2013


Just in case you hadn't noticed you can now pin any of the Mamas Spot posts!

There is a pin-it button on the top left of every post, so if you are a Pinterest fan like me you can start pinning anything you like!

You can also follow the Mamas Spot Pinterest page.

This next week I will be adding a lot of my favorite meals and sweet treats! Would love to have you check them out! 

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