Saturday, April 11, 2009

CVS 4-12

CVS actually has a few money makers this week!! YAY!!!
Softsoap - $4.99 get 4.99 ecb back -- use $1. MQ to make $1.MM -- limit 1
Colgate Toothpaste -- $3.99 get 3.99 ecb back -- use .75 MQ-- .75 MM--- limit 2
CVS tissues -- reg. $1.29 each -- sale b2g1 = .86 cents each
Sure deoderant -- 2/$5. -- get 2 ecb/2 -- use 2- $1. printable here or here = 2/$1.
Kelloggs Cereal -- 2/$4. -- use $1.MQ= $1. per box
Garnier Fructis -- buy $15. get 5 ecb-- sale 3/$10. Family size shampoo, cond., or styler
idea-- buy 5 for $16.66 - use 5 -$1.MQ - 5ecb = 5/$6.66 =$1.35 each (for family size)
Fill me in! What good deals do you see this week?
To see more deals go here. To see the ad scans you can go here.

Walgreens 4-12

Here are the deals I see at Walgreens this week.

((I think I'll skip this week!!))

Kleenex -- .89 cents -.50/3 MQ= .73 cents each -- use 7 day in ad Q

Colgate toothbrush -- $3.29 get 3.29 RR -- use printable here or here = MM

Fiber Choice 10ct. -- $2.49 get 2.49 RR = FREE

Scunci elastics 18 pk -- $2. get 2 RR = FREE

Kelloggs Cereal -- 3/$10. get 3 RR - use $1. MQ= $1.33 per box

Walgreens Aluminum foil -- .59 with in ad Q

Chex Mix -- .99 -.50MQ= .49 cents each

Coffee Mate -- 2/$3. - $1.50/2 printable = .75 cents each


For more deals go here... to see the ad scans go here.

Let us know if you see something else!

Daily Dose

2 Corinthians Chapter 1

Verses 3-4

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Spring Cleaning - Office Area

This week we were Spring Cleaning the Office Area. I got my desk area done!! I went through the drawers and threw out a whole garbage bag of trash!
It looks much better now!
I'm still working on my storage room, so I don't have any pics of it!
Hopefully I will get it done tomorrow!
To see how others did you can go

Weekly Groceries!

After a week of not grocery shopping,
I was ready to get back in the game again!!
I went to Walgreens, Meijer, and Kroger...
Bread was the main thing I was low on,
so I stocked us back up on that!
My total was $46.29 oop
At Meijer I spent $18.02 on 19 items
At Kroger I spent $22.69 on 24 items (44% savings)
And Walgreens I spent $5.59 oop - 19 items
(used 19.77 on GC and will get $5.50 put back on GC)
So Total I spent $46.29 oop for 62 items (.75 cents/ item)
This means of my $55.00 budget, I have $9.00 left to buy meat!
I am hoping my local butcher is open this weekend.
How'd you do, did you find any great deals??
To see more shopping trips go here to Grocery Cart Challenge.

Loving Our Husbands...

Every Friday Shannon is doing a linky for Loving our husbands!
I am listing general ways we can love our husbands each week.
If you missed the first 2 parts you can read them here.
7. Either show interest in his hobbies or allow him space to participate freely.
8. Protect his dignity on a daily basis.
9. Be tender with him realizing he has feelings also.
To read more ways to
Love our Husbands and join in go here!

Daily Dose

1 Corinthians Chapter 16

Verse 13-14

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Free Princess DVD!

Go here and Sign up to get your FREE
Precious Places DVD.
I just signed up, it took about 2 min!!
They don't ask for any
payment info. Even shipping is FREE!!
(It does say that it takes 12-14 weeks for delivery)

2 Easy Recipes

Here are 2 VERY easy Recipes! I thought I'd post "easy" in case some of you still need a couple extras for Sunday's Easter Dinner!

Jello / Cool Whip Salad (or dessert)
I make the jello as usual and let it set up. I usually use at least 2 different kinds of jello and typically need 3 sm. boxes. You can use any kind you like.
Then I start with jello and layer the jello and cool whip (you will need around 12-16 oz. of cool whip).
It really helps if you have a nice glass container to put it in.
I use this...

That's it! I'm sure you have all made this before, but sometimes we forget the easiest recipes!
Snicker Dessert
Make a graham cracker crust and spread in 9x13 pan. Bake as directed. You could also use a premade round graham cracker crust. (might need 2 round)
Make a 6 oz. box of chocolate pudding as directed. Let it set up.
After it's set up, then layer these 3 ingred. on the graham cracker crust....
chocolate pudding
5 chopped snickers bars
whipped topping (12-16 oz.)
Keep Refrigerated!
For more recipes visit the recipe swap at Grocery Cart Challenge

Things I Love Thursday

Kids Imagination! Need I say more...

This is what happens when mother nature takes down a huge tree branch that breaks the fence....
A fort is born!!

And of course all forts need a fire pit area. Let's just hope they don't lite it!
For more "Things I Love Thursday", go here and link up!

No Coupon Inserts this Weekend...

Remember, due to The Easter Holiday, there will be no coupon inserts in this Sunday's Paper!
If you want to check out the 1 Smartsource insert scheduled for 4/19
you can go here!

Daily Dose

1 Corinthians Chapter 15

Verses 57-58

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord in not in vain.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Print your Coupon

Go here to Freebies for Mom to see how to

print your coupon for $1. off Deli Creations!

In His Word Wednesday -- Prayer Request...

Hi everyone! This week I come with a prayer request. A great gal I went to church with growing up, Bethany, lost her mother to cancer last week. Her mom had a very long battle with cancer. She was such a great lady. I just want prayer for the family, I can't imagine how hard it must be.
If you read this Bethany, we're praying for you and your family. Hang in there, I know you know your mom's in an awesome place with a new perfect body. I also know that probably doesn't make it a lot easier, but please know we're praying for you!
John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 4:14
But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.
Now it's your turn... Do you have any prayer requests? Do you have any words of encouragement? Does a Bible verse stand out to you this week??
If so, do a post on your blog and come back here and link up. This way everyone will be able to find you and pray for you, read God's word, or be encouraged!
You can also leave your Bible verse, encouragement, or prayer request as a comment. I'd love to hear from you!

btw if you do a post on your blog, feel free to use my banner at the top. Just right click to save!

Daily Dose

1 Corinthians Chapter 14

Verse 1a

Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kroger 4-7

Here's what I see at Kroger this week...
My Kroger triples to .50 cents
Kroger Cheese - $1.50
Kroger large eggs - .89 cents
Ball Park Franks - bogo -$3.59-$1./2= $1.29 each
Kroger cool whip - .79
Redi - Whip - $2. -.50MQ= .50
Grapes - .99 cents/lb.
Russet potatoes 10# bag - $2.99
La Creme yogurt - $2. -$1.MQ= $1.
Pillsbury cinn. rolls - $1.69 - .30 MQ= .79 cents
Can't believe....butter - $1.50 - $1./2= $1. each
Duncan Hines cake mix - $1. -.35 MQ= FREE
Dole canned fruit - $1. -.55/2 MQ = .73 cents
Wheat thins - $2. -$1./2MQ = $1.50 each
Knorr rice or pasta - $1. -.60/2= .70 cents ea.
Activia yogurt - $2. -$1.MQ= $1.
Let us know if you see another good deal!

Soy Candle Giveaway from Oil of Gladness Candles

Oil of Gladness just recently started making soy candles. I have burnt several of them and I love them. They have 2 sizes the small one has 1 wick (this is the one we're giving away) and there is a larger one that has 2 wicks. They have 13 different scents to choose from.

I think one of the coolest things is that they are all a white/cream color (except for rasp. lemonade which is a light yellow). There is no color added. This way you can buy the candle for the scent and not just so it matches your decor! It makes it easier for gifts too!
Here is a couple candle tips...
1- Always keep your wick trimmed - around 1/8" - 1/4" is a good length. You should trim after each time you burn it.
2- Always burn your candle until it's completely melted from the edges. For this giveaway candle, burn between 2-3 hours each time.
Okay Here's how to Enter...
Oil of Gladness Candles will give away
1 small Soy Candle
1.) To enter this giveaway you must visit Oil of Gladness Candles and let us know which New Soy Candle scent you like best. (Scroll down, the scents are in the drop down box.) -- After you visit, just leave a comment. -- please leave email if you're not registered.
You can get up to 4 more additional entries. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
2.) Become a follower of my blog - or let me know you already are.
3.) Subscribe to my blog - or let me know you already do.
4.) Twitter or Facebook about this giveaway - leave link if you can
5.) Promote this giveaway on your blog - leave link if you can
If you did all the entries you should have left
5 separate comments!
This giveaway will end on Saturday, April 25 at 8 PM. I will pick one winner using

Sorry we can only ship to the USA.

Daily Dose

1 Corinthians Chapter 13

Verses 4-8a

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Great CVS Trip

It's been awhile since I've had anything exciting to report from CVS! Well today I was in picking up a some poison ivy relief for hubby when a
$20./$100. printed out of the scanner!
I've didn't even know these existed...
I thought there's no way with the deals this week I can make this pay, but I was up to the challenge! I went home to make a plan. Here's what went back and got...
I ended up with all this for $11.95 (used a gift card so no $$$ oop!!)...WOW at one point when she was ringing it up, it was over $140.xx!!! (made me a little nervous)
I paid $2. each for the pop making those $6. (had $2./3 MQ) and $5. for the milk= $11.00 --- Which means everything else you see here was FREE!! Actually 1 pop was free too since I made 2 ecb!!
This makes me SMILE!!!
I used 24.xx ecb and got back 26.xx in ecb! I should have gotten back another 1.58 for the grass. It didn't print, but I won't complain!!
Anyway I wanted to post this in case anyone else gets the $20. / $100. Don't throw it away it is possible to make a good deal out of it!!

MoneySavingMom talks about most of these deals here. Don't forget about the monthly monitor deal buy 1 at $9.99 get 9.99 ecb

Spring Cleaning - Office Area

Join "Spring Cleaning" this week hosted by

We are working on our office area! Go here to get your assignments and to link up!

This is my office area (above pic). It has a roll top so you can't see the inside contents of the desk when it's down. It definitely needs some work and organizing. The desk is right inside our front door so the top usually becomes the catch all! We need to work on that!

I hate to post these horrible pics...but here they are!
Along with the desk area, I am also going to be working on our extra room. This used to be where my desk was. It also used to be where my 2 yr. old slept. We just moved him upstairs so now I can totally have my room back.
We don't have a garage or a basement so a storage room like this is badly needed!

We are having a garage sale next week so hopefully by Saturday this room will look very different!

I think I'm being optimistic this week, but I will just get as far as I can. I'm giving myself until Saturday to get this all done. So I will update then.


Be sure to join us here!

Potty Training - DONE

Here's my sweetie Pie! We started potty training exactly 1 week ago. I'm excited and proud to announce that it's done. He's potty trained totally! I can't hardly believe it went that quick and easy! He's been dry for 4-5 mornings and he is even going to the potty without me even knowing it! Great Job Shadrach!!

I chose this picture because we also moved him upstairs to his own big boy bed! He loves it although he still needs to learn the art of just going to sleep. He's like his sister... likes to go to bed late and sleep in! So with 2 other boys in his room, he likes to hang out with them instead of sleeping!
Well I'm off to start some more spring cleaning... Stay tuned for that...


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