Holiday Crafts at Dollar Tree!

Y’all know how much I love crafting, and that I am a frugal person too. Dollar Tree has really upped their game in the craft department. They have tons of wooden paintable items, wreath supplies, and kids craft kits (I love their ornament kits for kids).

If you have holiday events coming up where you will be crafting, this is the perfect time to take advantage of their $5.99 flat rate shipping deal!

Order supplies online in bulk for your upcoming crafty events (perfect for classroom or club holiday parties), and have them delivered to your door!

One less “thing” to do- No stores to visit, and less holiday stress!

Free Food Resources for November 2022(San Diego County)

A new month means a reminder about all of the free food options there is here in San Diego County.

Because of the upcoming holidays, you may notice that some locations will be advertising additional distributions or special Thanksgiving or Winter Holiday meal giveaway events. As information about these events becomes available, I will be sharing them.

Keep in mind there are still supply chain issues, so there may not be a lot of food at some distributions, especially those that serve a large portion of the community.

I recommend showing up a little early with a bottle of water and a book and waiting in line. Time passes quickly in these lines, and it’s a great time to learn from others about community food options. Remember to socially distance and follow local masking regulations.

You can find resources here for Central and East County, and Here for North County.

The Rock Church, which has many locations all over San Diego County has a food and diaper pantry distribution at many of its locations throughout the month. More info can be found here.

Our friends at Faith Chapel are super ahead of the game and sent out information regarding their 2022 food distributions early on in the year.

If you are located outside San Diego County, call 211. If you are not familiar with 211, here is their website and it can point you in the right direction.

San Diego Food Bank Distributions for November 2022 can be found here. Enter your address (or just your zip code) and the map will show you all of the distributions in your area or closest to you. You can filter by the days of the week to find food when you are available. If there is an income requirement/limit to participate, each location/listing will say such. You can learn more here about the Feeding San Diego Together Tour.

Neighbor distributions are intermixed with the San Diego Food Bank Distributions, however, they have no income requirements, and you come as you are. These Distributions are primarily fruits & veg, however, some locations may also distribute canned goods, dairy, and bread.

If you know of other resources, please leave a comment! And feel free to share this post with anyone you may know in need.

Nelson Recruiting: San Diego Residents Needed for Hard Liquor Paid Study!

I received this in my inbox last night and I had to share it with y’all, as I know a bunch of you will be interested.

San Diego & San Francisco, CA – Participants from San Diego and San Francisco Counties aged 30 and older are needed for a 2-part online focus group on the topic of Hard Liquor.

Part 1: One hour’s worth of remote tasks will be assigned and need to be completed the week of November 14th. Receive $150 for your time.

Part 2: if selected, participate in a one-on-one discussion between the dates of November 28th-December 2nd. Receive $200 for your time.

Please note: you must be available for both sessions in order to participate. Due to the study being online, it is required to have a computer to participate.

Take the pre-screener if you are interested in being considered for this study here. 

Location: Online
Incentive: $150 + $200 (if selected)
Date(s):  Week of November 14th & November 28th-December 2nd
Time(s): Various


Please note not everyone who fills out their information will be called or selected.

Freebies from Sprouts!

Their official free sampling program from Sprouts is gone, however, I found out on Reddit this morning that are several freebies available through the Sprouts app!

I was able to snag the following:

  • Ardor Sparkling Water

  • Milton’s Cauliflower Crust Pizza

  • Happi Foodi Chicken Keto Bowl

  • Miss Jones Baking Co. Mix

  • FAGE Sour Cream

Open up your Sprouts app and see if there is anything available to you.

If you don’t have the app, check out their website here.