Saturday, May 16, 2009

Giveaway to Enter...

Sarah over at Beautiful2God is having a great giveaway for
Mineral Basics Makeup!
Go here to enter-- ends 5/28

Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to all who entered my TSP Spices giveaway!
The winner is #76 Cdziuba
Here are your random numbers:76
Timestamp: 2009-05-17 00:26:24 UTC

I sent you an e-mail if you didn't get it please
e-mail me at dailyessentialsanddeals @ (remove spaces)
You have 48 hours to get back with me.
Thanks so much to TSP Spices who sponsored the giveaway
and gave me the opportunity to try their awesome products!
Be sure to check them out once again here!
I will be starting a giveaway worth over $250. from Kiss My Face on Monday!
Be sure to check back for that awesome giveaway!

CVS/ Walgreens

Go here to check out the CVS deals!
Not too exciting
I'm pretty sure I'll be skipping this week...
Go here for the Walgreens deals
I might skip Walgreens too...
Let me know if you see anything stopping for!!!

Daily Dose

Colossians Chapter 3

Verse 2

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Verses 12-13

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Weekly Groceries!

This was an AWESOME trip
Thanks to Meijer!!!
Total spent was $43.94 for all this...
Here's what my receipts look like!
At Meijer I spent $22.62 -- for 55 items -- saved $88.47
At Kroger I spent $21.32 -- 19 items -- saved $15.07
Total Spent $43.94 -- 74 items -- saved $103.54
That's .59 cents per item!
It also means I got $147.48 worth of groceries for $43.94!
If you're unsure, I do this by combining sales and coupons. This week at Meijer I combined sales, Manufacturers coupons, and Mealbox coupons. There were so many awesome Kraft printables that came out this week. Everything fit really well!
Meijer changed the wording on their Mealbox coupons and it seems you can now combine them again with MQ and you can use more than 1 per transaction. At least the coupon no longer gives those stipulations. Anyone else had better luck with Mealbox coupons lately???
Did you have a good week??

Loving Our Husbands...

"Loving my Husband Friday"
with Shannon at the Peer review!
To see the first 21 ways to Love your husband go here
22. Don’t over commit yourself. Leave time for him.
23. Extend God’s grace to him and be forgiving when he offends you.
24. Find ways to show him you need him.
For more ways to Love your Husband
here and link up!

Daily Dose

Colossians Chapter 2

Verses 2-3

My purpose is that they may be incouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sundays Coupon Inserts

There should be 3 inserts in this week's Sunday paper.
A Valasis, Smartsource, and a small P&G.
Here are a few of my favorites...
Country Crock-- .35/1
Country Crock Calcium plus -- .50/1
Suave deoderant -- .50/1
Vaseline Lotion -- $1.25/1
Lawry's Marinade -- .50/1
Hefty plates -- .50/1
Domino Sugar -- .35/1
Dole Salad -- $1.50/1
Crisco spray -- .35/1
Crisco olive oil -- $1./1
Bandaids -- .50/1
Ball Park Franks-- $1./2
See the entire preview here!

Things I Love Thursday

Time for "Things I Love Thursday" with Sarah @ 8MuddyBoots!
Yep I admit it, I love it!
I wasn't always a golfer, but when I married one I took it up and it is REALLY FUN!!!
Last year during one of our mini-camping trips, we found a little par 9 course that actually let us take all four of our kiddos golfing. We had a blast... I don't think we disturbed the course too much!

As you can see my 2 yr old took off his shoes...
He couldn't help but play in EVERY sand bunker!!

My 10 yr. and 6 yr. old really like to golf.
My daughter however not so much! Well it really just depends on the day. Man that girl is moody.. yea she's only 8.....
So does anyone out there like to golf???
Be sure to visit Sarah and link up!

Daily Dose

Colossians Chapter 1

Verse 13-14

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

2 giveaways to report!

Sarah at 8muddyboots
is having a giveaway for a dump truck made from recycled milk jugs.
Now that is cool!! Go here to sign up, ends 5/27

Danielle at The Gaertegang
is having a giveaway for a CD!
Go here to sign up! Ends 5/19

My Baby Turns 3 Today

Happy 3rd Birthday!!!!

6 Mo.

1 yr.

18 mo.
2 yr.
Taken today 3 yrs old!!
We Love You Very Much Shad!!!

Wordless Wednesday

Or not so Wordless...
As I was opening a new box of cereal, Micah said he wanted the whole box! So I got out the biggest bowl I had and poured some in!
You should have seen his eyes when he really thought I gave him a whole box!!
The thing is with this kid, I bet he could eat a whole box!!!!
Have a great Wednesday!
For actual Wordless Wednesday go here!

In His Word Wednesday -- Rumors

The last few weeks I've just flipped my Bible open and whatever I read I trust this is what God must want me to post this week!
I opened my Bible to Jeremiah 51 and read verse 46
Do not lose heart or be afraid when rumors are heard in the land; one rumor comes this year, another the next, rumors of violence in the land and of ruler against ruler.
I thought... God is this really what you want me to post on ... rumors???
So I decided to flip somewhere else and guess what I turned to
Proverbs 26 Verse 20
Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.
Once again I'm in awe of God's Awesome power!
Be careful what we let our ears hear and
especially what our mouth pass along.
Now it's your turn! What has God been teaching you lately. Do you have a prayer request? Do you have a Bible verse that has stuck out to you? Even just words of encouragement. I would love to hear from you!
Just post on your blog, then come back here and sign the linky below.(You are welcome to use my banner if you'd like)
You can even just leave your words or prayer request here as a comment. We'd love to know how to pray for you. If you don't want to elaborate just let us know you have an unspoken prayer request. We can still pray for you because God already knows

Daily Dose

Philippians Chapter 4

Verses 4-6

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Verse 13

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Kroger 5-12

Not a great week at Kroger.
This is all I see...
Milk (half gallon) -- 5/$7. or .99 cents -- depending on area
Strawberries -- $1.17
Kroger chips -- $1.69
Kraft dressing -- $1.69- $1.MQ= .69 cents
Kroger eggs -- .88 cents
Oscar Mayer Bologna -- .99 cents - $1./2= .50 cents each
Kroger frozen potatoes -- $.99 cents
Bar S Franks -- .88 cents - $1./2 MQ= .38 cents each (thanks Carrie)
That's only 3 coupons matchup...blah!
Please let me know if you see something else!!

PakNak Review and Giveaway

I was excited to try some fun products from PakNak!
You're probably wondering what a PakNak is...
Taken from their site here, PakNaks are fun soft rubbery 3-D decorations for kids (or adults too) to personalize all their stuff. Lunch bags, Backpacks, headbands, Computer bags, household items, the list is only limited by your imagination!
We received 3 of these in the mail. Immediately the kids wanted the PakNak's out of the plastic bags. They didn't even know what they were but they loved them already!!
After I showed them what they were, they put one on their backpack and one on a headband. My 2 yr. wouldn't have it, he went and got his packback (as he says it) and wanted the last one on his pack!
It was so cute. They were a real hit here!
I would love to have a bunch of these in my gift closet. It would be so cute to add one of these to birthday gifts on the package!

There are over 40 kinds to choose from.

What a great selection!!

My daughter loved the one on her headband!
Best of all the PakNak's are interchangable.

You don't have to iron or sew these on. Just stick them and go.
The bottom part has a super stong adhesive that sticks and then the top part goes on the bottom with a velcro. Each PakNak has 2 parts, that way they are all interchangeable!
My kids and I thought these we're really cool!!
Yep You guessed it...
PakNak is giving away 6 PakNak's each to 2 Winners!
Thanks PakNak!
To enter
1. First go to PakNak's site here and let us know which styles are your favorites. You can pick just one or a bunch. I definitely could not pick just one favorite!
Come back here and let us know in a comment!
For up to 5 Extra Entries, you can do the following...
Leave a separate comment for each item you do
2. Follow this blog, or let me know you do!
3. Subscribe or let me know you do
4. Twitter about this giveaway
5. Blog about giveaway
Remember to leave a separate comment for each item you do.
Up to 6 different comments.
This giveway will end
Thursday May 21st at 8pm
2 winners will be chosen using
Open to US entries only.
Oh yea I almost forgot, PakNak has also given us a special code for
20% off your entire purchase!
To order go here and enter PAK20 at checkout!

Blueberry Crisp Recipe

In case you have some frozen blueberries in the freezer
you need to use like I did...
Here's a great blueberry recipe!!!
6 cups (3 pint) blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (I didn't use)
1/4 teaspoon salt
For the topping...
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 oz. (6 Tablespoons) butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
I doubled the topping for the 9x13 and next time I will triple...
Hey I love this part!!!
--Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Make the filling -- mix blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and salt in a bowl. Put it in a 8" baking dish. (I used a 9x13 and it worked great)
-- Make the topping -- Stir together flour, oats, baking powder, and salt. Cream butter and sugar in a mixer until pale and fluffy. Stir dry ingred. into butter. Using your hands, squeeze topping pieces together into clumps.
-- Sprinkle topping evenly over filling. Bake until bubbling in center and
brown on top, about 1 hour.
-- Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool
For more wonderful recipes visit

Coupons, Coupons, Coupons

More coupons!!
I just printed another set of $1/1 Kelloggs coupons here
Remember to print the Kraft coupons here, here, and here.
Also Deal Seeking Mom here has a whole bunch of additional sites where you can print the awesome Kraft coupons!
If you find the stores that print throught Smartsource the exp. dates are not until 8/31!!
Pathmark, Food Lion, Tops, Albertsons, and Quality Market are a few that look like their printing through smartsource!
Good thing I'm stocked on ink!


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