Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Feature of the Day

The blogging world is amazing and we love finding good blogs out there, especially ones written by women!

As many of you know we love saving money, so the blog we want to feature today is
Making Life deal at a time!  This blog is all about SAVING money!

On the left side bar, “Get Started Here” there are some great posts, some of our favorites are:
Meal planning : See what she says about meal planning!
Costco deals: A list on what to buy in bulk to save money!
Is Couponing Worth It? – Have you asked yourself this 
          question, if so check it out!

If you live in Idaho she also lists FREE activities to do!  So go check out Making life sweet…one deal at a time, and see if you can’t go away learning more about saving your money.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Perfect Fall Morning

pumpkin pancakesThis morning was a beautiful fall morning, which inspired me to make the yummiest pancakes I’ve ever tasted!  I was in the mood for pumpkin pancakes, but wanted a new recipe, so I went to one of my favorite recipe sites,, and found this one.  The pancakes were amazing, and the syrup was to die for!  I love fall!  Hopefully, you will enjoy these as much as I did!  -Emilypumpkin pancakes2

(Pumpkin Pancake picture & recipe courtesy of  

Come back tomorrow for our first featured blogger!  We can’t wait to share what we’ve found!  We love to find new blogs, so leave a comment if you think we might like yours!

We Have a New WINNER!

Unfortunately, we never heard from our first Give-Away winner…so we decided to re-pick.  Our new Give-Away winner is SARAH SMITH.  Congratulations!  We really want to give this amazing system away, so please EMAIL us by Friday.  Everyone else, don’t forget about our promotion going on right now!  A FREE Recipe Package with the purchase of any Pocket Package.

Monday, September 28, 2009

This Week on Pocket Full of Posies

First things first…we still haven’t heard from our Give-Away winner, Camie Rae Coles, so if we don’t hear from her by midnight (Pacific Time) tonight we will be announcing a new winner tomorrow!  Send us an Email Camie!

Ok, on to what will be going on this week…

This week, on Pocket Full of Posies, be on the look out for 2 new and FREE recipes. We have some super yummy recipes that just need to be tried by you!  Also, we love to “blog hop” and have found 2 blogs that we think that you may be interested in as well.  So, keep an eye out for those features this week too.  We want to try and feature blogs we find helpful and interesting regularly, so if you have one you think we would be interested in, or if you know someone who does, leave a comment with your link so we can check it out.  It’s going to be a good week!

Finally, don’t forget about our promotion going on right now: 1 FREE Recipe Package with the purchase of any Monthly or Weekly Pocket Package.

Friday, September 25, 2009

And the WINNER is…

Congratulations Camie Rae Coles!  You are our first give-away winner!  We are so excited to share our system with you and hope it helps you as much as it has helped us. Email us with your shipping information ASAP, and your pocket will be on it’s way. 

Now, on to our second BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

Since we all hate losing, and there could only be one winner of this pocket give-away, we decided to throw you a bone.  If you order any of our Weekly or Monthly Pocket Packages by next Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, we will throw in a Recipe Package for FREE!  That means you will get 20 extra recipes and 4 extra ingredient lists FREE!  Who doesn’t love FREE stuff?!  Spread the word, this is a limited time offer.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Ok everyone…tomorrow is the BIG DAY!  Our give-away ENDS tonight at Midnight Pacific Time, which means the winner will be announced TOMORROW!  Check back tomorrow for the WINNER and one more big announcement.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

COOKING TIPS from two busy moms:

Here’s a few cooking tips that have worked or are working for these two busy moms.  All of these tips save TONS of time in the long run, and make it so much easier to make dinner!

1. Cook your meat (chicken, beef, etc.) at the beginning of the month and freeze in meal sized portions. 

-We like to boil chicken, cut it up and freeze in meal sized portions.
-When a recipe calls for raw chicken to be cooked, we substitute our precooked chicken.
-Make sure to thaw the cooked chicken first, either in the refrigerator ahead of time, or in the microwave.
-Cook a large amount of ground beef and freeze in meal sized portions.


2. Chop and freeze commonly used vegetables:

-Green, red, yellow, or orange peppers
-Any time a recipe calls for these veggies, take a few handfuls and toss it in!

3.  Buy bulk items and freeze in smaller portions:

-Frozen vegetables

4.  Keep ingredients on hand for 2 or 3 “go-to” meals:

-Spaghetti—pasta, spaghetti sauce, cooked beef (frozen)
-Tuna Melts—bread, tuna, mayo, cheese
-Burritos—cooked beef (frozen), beans, tortillas, cheese
-Sloppy Joes—cooked beef (frozen), can of Manwich, bread or buns
-Hot Dogs—hot dogs, buns
-Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup—tomato soup, bread, cheese

5.  Bake your own bread:

-Take a day to make several loaves of bread and freeze extra loaves.
-Set out frozen loaf over night to thaw.

6.  Don’t forget about your crock pot!

7.  Make an extra meal and freeze for later:

-When you’re already making a casserole, make an extra and freeze it.
-Or, take a day and make several casseroles to freeze.

8.  Marinate chicken or steak and freeze:

-Place raw chicken or raw steak in freezer bag with marinade, and freeze until ready to use.


(Don’t forget about our GIVE-AWAY going on right now!  It ends this FRIDAY.)

Monday, September 21, 2009

We Love Desserts

We love our meal planning system, but it only incorporates dinners.  So, we thought it only appropriate to throw some of the fun recipes your way each week, for free!  We LOVE desserts, and have a ton of favorites that just need to be shared.  So, today’s recipe is Cammie’s all time favorite dessert…Caramel Apple Cake.  This dessert is the perfect fall time treat, even though we admit to eating it any time of the year! Yum!

After you’re done drooling over this yummy treat, don’t forget about our GIVE-AWAY post.  One lucky reader could WIN our Monthly Pocket System!  Just leave a comment on that post.  Good luck!

apple cakeCaramel apple cake2


Saturday, September 19, 2009

We’ve made a few changes…

We are so excited by the response we are getting in just a few short days!  Thanks to all our family and friends for being so supportive!  We have gotten so many helpful ideas and decided to make a few changes already!  Check out our Pricing page to see what we’ve been up to!  And don’t forget about our give-away!   Thanks again to everyone!

Friday, September 18, 2009

We are so excited to announce our first give-away!

We are anxious for one lucky winner to get started on the Perfect Pocket Meal Planning System.



One of our Monthly Pocket Packages which includes:
1 Monthly Pocket
2 months of recipes (40 recipes)
8 ingredient lists
How To instructions

Pick out your choice of POCKET by clicking
Leave a comment on this post telling us the pocket you want to win! 

To DOUBLE your chances, post on your Facebook or blog about this giveaway and come back and leave another comment including the link to your Facebook or blog.

The winner will be announced FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Welcome to Pocket Full of Posies, Perfect Pocket Meal Planning!

Why we started Pocket Full of Posies:

Cammie was looking for a way to gather her favorite recipes from all of her cook books into one spot and to take the work out of making meal plans.  She hated meal planning and weekly grocery lists and ended up cooking breakfast for dinner three times a week instead of planning ahead.

Emily also wanted her recipes in one spot, but really wanted to save large amounts of money.  Her goal was to cut her grocery bill in half while still making the meals she wanted every week.  She needed a structured plan so she would stop buying extra stuff.

So between the two of us we came up with the Perfect Pocket Meal Planning System.  We combined Cammie’s lack of cooking and Emily’s over buying and created a plan that fit both our needs.  We’ve been perfecting our system for almost a year.  Cammie now cooks and Emily cut her grocery bill in half! 

Our system was working so well for us we started telling our friends and family.  It turned out many of them needed the same help we did in meal planning and grocery savings and wanted in on the meal planning success.  We thought if our friends and family were this excited maybe more moms like us would want a little help too. 

If you’re ready to organize your life in the kitchen, get started by watching our tutorial now!

And don’t forget to come back, tomorrow is a FREE GIVE-AWAY!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009