How to save money on printer ink?

Posted at 8:00 PM on May 05, 2015 by I am THAT Lady: Lauren

May 5th, 2015

Are you sick and tired of spending so much money on ink to print your coupons? Here are my secret tips on how I save money while printing off my coupons.

Printing a lot of coupons can get expensive, especially if you have the wrong kind of printer. I’ve received questions from readers about how to save on printer ink, so I thought I would give you my tip on how to save money on printer ink.

I used to have a cheap HP printer that I bought for around $30 at Walmart, it was a color printer and with the amount of coupons I print, I was spending $20 a month on ink cartridges.  I decided to start looking around for a good printer that would print in Black and White and save me money on ink cartridges.  I decided on a Brother Laser Printer, which you can buy for around $80.00 on Amazon.    I’ve had it for three years and replaced the toner cartridges four times – each cartridge is between $20 and $40, so that is a HUGE savings!

I prefer to buy generic toner for my printer, you can find it for a quarter of the cost.  I buy my toner from Amazon using gift cards from Swagbucks most of the time.  The generic toner TN360 New Compatible Cartridge costs no more than $20 and it should print 5,000 pages.

Staples will also help you recycle your ink cartridges, giving you money back by Rebate Check at the end of the month.  You simply bring your old ink cartridge into the store, and they will scan your Staples card and send you a check per ink cartridge in the mail at the end of the month.

Many grocery stores will also refill your ink cartridges for cheap. My local Price Chopper will refill your ink cartridge for around $10, which is usually half the price of what you would pay at Walmart.

What are some ways that you save on ink or toner?

New Gluten-Free products at Aldi!

Posted at 12:07 PM on May 05, 2015 by I am THAT Lady: Lauren

May 5th, 2015

I went to do my grocery shopping today, walked into Aldi and screamed!  Why? There was an entire row of NEW Gluten-Free products!  I was so excited!

I took some pictures of the products that I found, these are very limited edition so make sure you head over ASAP to grab them!

My favorite ones was the Frozen Gluten-free ravioli!  I haven’t eaten ravioli in four years – FOUR YEARS PEOPLE! I am so excited!

Make sure you check out my Aldi meal plans, we have two gluten-free meal plans available.

Here are some of the new gluten-free products:

















Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Posted at 1:48 PM on May 01, 2015 by I am THAT Lady: Mark

May 1st, 2015

Have you ever made Grilled Chicken Fajitas? I mean, where you grill literally EVERY ingredient? This is the BEST way to do it and this recipe has the spice rub and everything!

Have you ever made Grilled Chicken Fajitas? I mean, where you grill literally EVERY ingredient?

  • Grilled chicken? Yup.
  • Grilled peppers and onions? Yup… and slightly charred. SO. GOOD.
  • Grilled flour tortillas? Yup.
  • Grilled sour cream? Wait – let’s not get too crazy.

I don’t know why it took me so long to do it this way, but man these are good. This recipe will give you everything – the spice rub, how to grill the vegetables… trust me, tonight is chicken fajitas night.

Chopped Peppers and Onion

First, chop up the peppers and onions. Green peppers will work, but the sweetness of red/yellow/orange peppers works better. Slice one onion and 1-2 peppers. Season them with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil and then mix them well.

Grilling Vegetables

You will want to start grilling these before the chicken as they will take longer to cook (20 – 30 minutes), and a grilling platter for this.

Now for the chicken. First, pound the chicken to about 1/2 inch thickness, or slice the chicken breast lengthwise. This will help the chicken to be seasoned better and to cook more quickly and evenly.

Chicken Spice Rub

Combine all the spices in a small bowl and mix them well. Then add the lime juice and about 1 Tbsp of olive oil to the spices and then rub it into the chicken.

Grilled Chicken on the grill.

Then toss them on the grill next to the vegetables (which you should be stirring often so that they get evenly charred, but not burned). The chicken will probably take about 10 minutes to cook on high. Make sure to flip them at least once.

Grilling Tortillas

Once the chicken and the vegetables are done, throw on a few flour tortillas and grill them for about 2 minutes per side. Keep your eye on them though, once they start to burn, they will turn black pretty quickly. You just want some nice grill marks and a little bit of crispiness, but they should be soft enough to fold.

Grab your favorite toppings and enjoy!

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Have you ever made Grilled Chicken Fajitas? I mean, where you grill literally EVERY ingredient? This is the BEST way to do it and this recipe has the spice rub and everything!
Serves: 6
  • 1½ lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 - 2 red, orange and/or yellow bell peppers
  • 1½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 6-8 flour tortillas
  1. Pound the chicken to about ½ inch thickness, or slice the chicken breast lengthwise.
  2. Combine all the spices in a small bowl and mix them well.
  3. Add the lime juice and about 1 Tbsp of olive oil to the spices and then rub it into the chicken.
  4. Preheat grill on high.
  5. Thinly slice peppers and onions.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, toss the vegetables with 2 Tbsp olive oil and some salt and pepper.
  7. Add vegetables to a grill tray and cook until soft and just a little charred, stirring often.
  8. Add the chicken to the grill and cook until done, flipping at least once.
  9. Remove meat and vegetables from the grill.
  10. Grill flour tortillas for just a few minutes being careful not to burn them.
  11. Slice the chicken into strips.
  12. Serve with your favorite toppings

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How to Clean Your Dishwasher

Posted at 8:00 AM on Apr 30, 2015 by I am THAT Lady: Lauren

Apr 30th, 2015

Are you wondering How to Clean Your Dishwasher? Here is how you can do it in two simple steps!

There are several easy steps that you should take if you want to successfully learn How to Clean Your Dishwasher.

1.) Sometimes there’s just gunk in your dishwasher.

Your dishwasher has a drain in the bottom.  It can get clogged with chunks of food and miscellaneous other junk if you’re not careful.  To clean the dishwasher drain, remove the bottom rack so you can reach all the way around the drain easily.  Clear any debris.

This is a crucial step that cannot only keep your dishwasher from draining correctly, but it can also damage your machine if it’s ignored.  Check your dishwasher drain each time you unload the dishes to make sure it’s clear.

2.) Empty your garbage disposal before you run the dishwasher.

Did you know that your dishwasher shares its drain with your kitchen sink?  If you have a garbage disposal, you should always run it (with the water running, of course) to clear any food from the shared drain.

You should make sure to clear your garbage disposal before every dishwasher cycle to make sure that the water drains correctly.

3.) Hard water is not hard to fix.

If you have hard water, this can leave residue and mineral buildup that keeps your dishwasher from running smoothly.


When your dishwasher is empty, pour 2 cups of white vinegar into the bottom.  Run a short/quick cycle and turn off the heated dry.

Okay, yes, the vinegar scent is VERY strong.  But it goes away.  No, really, it does.

This will not only remove hard water deposits, but it can deodorize your machine by killing germs that cause odor.

4.) It’s easy to remove stains.

I don’t know how a dishwasher gets stained, since all it does is clean stuff. Thankfully, it’s easy to remove stains without scrubbing or chemicals.


Pour one cup of baking soda into the bottom of your dishwasher.  Run a hot water cycle.  Your stains will be washed away and you’ll get the added benefit of a deodorized dishwasher!

Now that you know How to Clean Your Dishwasher, head on over and learn how to clean your washing machine!

You can also check out my easy homemade cleaning recipes!

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Rice Krispies Treats® Baseball Pops

Posted at 11:35 AM on Apr 28, 2015 by I am THAT Lady: Lauren

Apr 28th, 2015
Baseball season is in full swing at our house. My son Andrew loves baseball and his first practice is happening tomorrow!  We just went and got his head measured for a new helmet, measured his pants again, and we should be good to go.  I was
19 of the Best Foods to Buy at Wholesale Clubs

Posted at 8:00 AM on Apr 27, 2015 by I am THAT Lady: Lauren

Apr 27th, 2015
Bulk food stores like BJ’s, Coscto, and SAMS club are known for their great low prices on bulk items.  What you may not know is that many of their prices are not actually that great of a deal. You will want to stay away from boxed items like c
12 of the Best Money Saving Apps to Download

Posted at 8:00 AM on Apr 24, 2015 by I am THAT Lady: Lauren

Apr 24th, 2015
Saving money on the go is one of those things that makes my life more manageable.  When teaching my couponing seminars, the #1 thing that I hear is that people don’t have time. Listen - I totally get it, I am a busy, working mom of four kids.  Ta