What Did YOU Do For Halloween?

A lot of Halloween activities were cancelled this year due to the ongoing health concerns of 2020, so many people adapted what they usually do or have found alternative ways to have spooky good fun. As for me and my husband, we decided to watch the 1940 Alfred Hitchcock classic film Rebecca starring Joan Fontaine and Lawrence Olivier. Not exactly a horror film, but it’s an engaging and sinister story and Hitchcock’s first American film (still with a predominantly British cast). If you’ve never seen it check out this video link…

So what did you do for Halloween this year? Leave a comment and let me know!

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Storage Idea From Daiso

Let’s visit one of my favorite discount stores, Daiso, to find some great items to help me organize my gift giving supplies! I always have gift bags, ribbons, bows, gift tags, and such ready in case it’s somebody’s birthday, or we are invited to a wedding, or for the holidays. But I didn’t have a great way to organize off of the stuff and consolidate it into one place in my home…until now! And now you have a way to organize your gift giving supplies thanks to Cornbread Wisdom!

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Facts, Truth, and Wisdom Matter – Show the World!

In this climate of rampant fake news, facts, truth, and wisdom matter more than ever. Spread that message and support Cornbread Wisdom at the same time with these and other great items from the official CBW store on Teespring!


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Ready For a Blackout?

When rolling blackouts happened here in California I was prepared…in theory. Then I got a Big 5 Sporting Goods coupon and that theory became fact. We used that coupon to buy three magnetic LED lights. Then we went to Target and bought two battery-operated LED lanterns.

The magnetic LED lights are made to resemble light switches. When the switch is flipped the lights on the front of it shine bright. It can be placed on any metal surface using the built-in magnets on the back or can be mounted to a wall using adhesive or screws. The one thing to remember is not to look directly at the switch when you turn it on because the lights are quite bright. These are great because you can place them virtually anywhere. We placed one on the metal door leading from our dining room to the backyard and another in the hall facing towards the hall closet adjacent to the bathroom.

The lanterns are from Coleman, a reliable manufacturer that has been making lanterns for decades. We already had a few, but decided to purchase more so that everyone in the house had one for their bedroom in case the lights went out at night. One is kept in our living room too so we can provide light there for a pet parrot should the power go out.

A very useful item we picked up several years ago is a portable radio with a built-in clock, flashlight, and hazard light. It can be charged via solar power, hand crank, or battery. When the there’s a blackout this one device allows us to illuminate the area and listen to the local news.

Finally, we have an LED task light that resembles a fluorescent tube. It has powerful magnets on the back and three brightness settings. Normally it’s used in our garage near my husband’s workbench tool area, but during a recent blackout we used its magnets to hang it on the light fixture over our dining table so we could eat dinner.

It’s always good to have candles and flashlights on hand, but these items will help you really prepare for when the power goes out.

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Tea For Two…Make That Twelve

I really enjoy tea. What’s better than a hot cup of tea on a cold winter day? I’ll tell you what’s better: getting an amazing deal of a bundle of tea!

We are well into January and I am still finding incredible deals on Christmas close-out items. Found this “Twelve Teas of Christmas” package deeply discounted at Ross Dress For Less.

Your eyes are not deceiving you. That markdown price tag really says 49 cents.

Looks like Christmas has been extended past the twelve days for me and my family. Perhaps it will be for you too. Keep checking stores like Ross, Big Lots, and others. There are still after-Christmas bargains to be had!

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Jewelry Bargain at Walgreens

I never thought of shopping at Walgreens for jewelry, but that is just what my daughter did when she bought me this wonderful bracelet.

This bracelet is made for Walgreens and is very reminiscent of much more expensive jewelry made by Pandora.

As you can see, Walgreens normally sells this bracelet for $7.99, however it was discounted for less than that.

It was on sale for $2.39 plus $0.23 tax, bringing the grand total to a mere $2.62! That’s a whole lot better than paying full price for Pandora and you still get the same great look. Plus it has a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Now that’s a blessing!

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Big! Lots! Clearance Haul

If you look carefully, every Big Lots store has a clearance section. It may be one whole row or it may just be half a shelf, but it’s there. When you find it you might find some amazing deals like these…

Nutrition bars originally priced at $2.00 then $1.00 and now marked down to 25¢!

Full-size bags of potato chips for 50¢!

Larabar chocolate mint truffles for $1.00!

Organic toaster pastries for 50¢ a box!

Kind Kids chocolate chip bars for 50¢! (So good my son and I had to open them up on the way home!)

Carr’s Table Water Crackers for a mere 25¢ a box! (Think how much you pay for them at Safeway or Lucky’s.)

And Christmas chocolates for only 10¢ a bag! I found these in the same section as the Valentine’s Day candy at my local Big Lots store. Talk about a sweet deal!

Big Lots clearance sections aren’t only for food items. You’ll also find gadgets, home decor, and more there. So the next time you visit your nearby Big Lots be sure to scout out their clearance section. You’ll be glad you did!

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A Little After Christmas Clearance Bliss

Happy New Year! Thank you, Target. I am enjoying my Christmas clearance candle 80% off. This was originally $5, marked down to $1.09 including tax.

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50% to 60% Off at Forever 21

I got a nice T-shirt for our son at Forever 21 a week ago for half off. Normally $4.98, I got it for $2.49 plus tax. But if you go now this week they have prices slash as low as 60% off for many items. My husband went back and got two more shirts for our son. This is too good a deal to pass up! Jump on it before it goes away!

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It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over

Yes technically Christmas has come and gone, but in our house the Christmas festivities keep going. A week into January we still have our decorations up, we’re still listening to Christmas music, and we’re still full of the Christmas spirit. So I decided the other day that we should bake some Christmas cookies.

Many of the stores have Christmas cookies at clearance prices now which is a great bargain. We could have some, but where is the fun in that?

I had our daughter bake a batch of sugar cookies and I decorated them with icing. You know what? We had a blast.

It just goes to remind me that we should keep that Christmas spirit – that notion of peace on earth, good will towards men – in our hearts all year round, not just in December.

Maybe if we did the world would be a better place.

So as far as I’m concerned, Christmas isn’t over until I say it’s over!

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