Saturday, August 1, 2009


Another Awesome Week at CVS!!
Check your Receipt, the ad says that you'll
get a CRT (cash register tape) for a free gift.

Sun-Tues only
Caliber or CVS pens or pencils -- .99 get .99 ecb= FREE - limit 2
Caliber or It's Academic book cover -- .99 get .99 ecb = FREE - lmt 2
" " Compass or protractor -- $1.50 get 1.50 ecb = FREE - lmt 2
" " Flexi ruler -- .99 get .99 ecb = FREE - lmt 2
" " 5 " Scissors -- $2.99 get 2.99 ecb = FREE - lmt 2
Caliber Sticky notes -- .99 get .99 ecb = FREE -- limit 2
Caliber or CVS notebook -- .99 get .99 ecb = FREE -- lmt 2
Poly Portfolio -- .49 get .49 ecb = FREE -- lmt 2
Softsoap Nutri Serum 15 oz.-- $4.99 get 4 ecb use $2. MQ here = FREE + overage
All Week...
Blink Tears -- $7.99 get 7.99 ecb -$1.50 Printable or $4. MQ= FREE+ overage - lmt 1
Electrasol dishwasher tablets -- buy $20. get 10 ecb -- $4.50 each x5 = $22.50 use (5) $2.50MQ= $10.00 get 10 ecb so FREE!!! - lmt 1
Stay Free Pads -- buy $10 get 5 ecb -- $5. per package use b1g1 MQ= FREE- lmt 1
Thanks I heart CVS!
Check out all the deals here and the ad scans here!
Let us know if you see something else!

Sign - Up Saturday

Bountiful Giveaways in Blogland!
Welcome to Sign-Up Saturday!
If you are having a giveaway on your blog, link up below!!
Link directly to your giveaway page. Please make sure it's family friendly!
Also if you've found a good deal or a freebie
link up for that too. That way we don't miss any great deals!!
Be sure to check out my giveaways here...
Lauren Nicole Necklace Giveaway ends 8/10
Crayola Creativity Pack ends Tonight

Daily Dose

Revelation Chapter 10

Verse 7

But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets."

Friday, July 31, 2009

Weekly Groceries & Smoothie Recipe!

My Kroger Store is CLOSING... GRRRR
I wasn't able to get a few items I was going to get
because many shelves were already bare.
I still have a Kroger 9 miles North of me and 15 miles South of me but there are no towns left that have a Meijer and Kroger. BLAH!!!!
Anyway I only spent $38.31 this week...

At Kroger I spent $21.18 for 30 items saving 49%
and $16.50 at Meijer for 31 items saving $29.94
$38.31 for 61 items or .63 cents per item.
I stocked back up on icecream.
We were actually completely out which is a NO-NO at our house! Hubby and the kids NEED it almost every night! Well and I'll admit I LOVE IT too but I don't eat it but maybe once a week!!
Lately I've been indulging in Fruit Smoothies!!!
I have tons of fruit in my freezer and the peaches are still from last year!
SO Here's a Really EASY Smoothie Recipe...
3 Handfuls of Frozen Fruit.
I used Strawberries, Peaches, and Blueberries
1 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
Water to fill blender about 3/4 full
Blend for about 1 min.
(sometimes I add a little more water if it's too thick)
and Enjoy!! See EASY!!!

Loving Our Husbands...

"Loving my Husband Friday"
with Shannon at
The Peer Review!
To see the first 54 ways to Love your husband go
55. Be kind and thoughtful to his relatives. Don’t make him choose between you.
56. Don’t compare his relatives with yours in a negative way.
57. Thank him for things he’s done around the house. (It means a lot to men).
For more ways to Love your Husband
go here and link up!

Daily Dose

Revelation Chapter 9

Verse 20

The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood -- idols that cannot see or hear or walk.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sunday's Coupon Inserts

Clean out your Binder's and get ready

for a great Coupon Week!!
You should expect 5 inserts this week!

There should be 2 Smart Source, 1 Red Plum,
1 P&G, and 1 Kelloggs/Keebler Insert
Go here to see the complete list.
There's so many I'm only listing a few of my favorites...
Pringles -- $1./2
Cookie Crisp -- .50/1
Fiber One Toaster Pastries -- .50/1
GM Cereal -- $1./2
Kleenex -- .50/3
Visine -- $2./1
Blink Tears -- $4./1 (may be able to use at CVS this week)
3 different Keebler MQ-- $1./2
Many different Kellogs MQ -- $1./2
Bounty Paper Towels -- .25/1
Be sure to check your paper before buying it to make sure it has all the inserts.
You can also buy whole inserts here!
The only bad part....

QOTW -- Favorite Board Game

To go along with the Crayola Theme this week
"Affordable Family Fun 101"
My Random Question of the week is

"What's your (or family's)
Favorite Board Game"???

My kids are finally getting out of the little kids board games era.
We mainly play board games in the winter.
The last couple Winters we enjoyed teaching them these games...
(although we onlyplay 1-2 times per year - it's long)
Scotland Yard
(I added links if you want more info on some the odd games!)
I guess I didn't really give you a favorite but favorites!!!
How about you and your family???
I love getting new ideas for games!

Things I Love Thursday - Garden

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it before but
Here's an update...

This was taken over a week ago.
I've meant to do a garden update days ago and well you know how it is...
It just didn't get done!!!

The peppers were weighing the poor plant down
to the ground so I had to stake it up.
Worked pretty good!

I whined for weeks saying I think I just have green tomatoes and that would never turn but one day we found this and since I've harvested about 5 red tomatoes. (yes that was a long sentence!) Patience is something I'm not good with a lot of the time!!!

My tomato row looked like this before we went camping for the weekend. While we were gone we apparently had a major rain down pour or wind and it left my tomato row looking like this...

I can't seem to fix them either.
So There goes a bunch of tomatoes hidden under being smashed with no sunlight. We'll see how they do.

And oh I just adore the little tiny watermelons growing so quickly. I can seriously see the difference from one day to the next!
My 10 yr old shares my excitement and
goes out early every morning to give me a report!!!
So how's your garden doing???
Leave your link in the comments I'd love to come check it out!
For more "Things I Love Thursday" visit here

Daily Dose

Revelation Chapter 8

Verse 13

As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair call out in a loud voice: "Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!"

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Giveaways around the Blog World!!!

I'm catching up on some great giveaways
going on in blog land!
Visit 8 Muddy Boots here to enter to win a
pair of See Kai Run Shoes!
The GaerteGang is giving away
a Book Kit from Think In Ink go here to enter
Beautiful2God is having a giveaway for a
Pashmina Shawl (scarf) go here to enter!

Wordless Wednesday

My 10 yr old loves to paint and
paints whenever he can out in our shop!
His Grandma taught him everything he knows,
good thing because I have trouble drawing stick people!!!
For more wordless visit here.

In His Word Wednesday -- Delight

Isaiah Chapter 61
Verse 10
I delight greatly in the Lord;
my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of
and arrayed me in a robe of
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a
and as a bride adorns herself with
her jewels.
I have to ask myself, Do I delight in the Lord?
Does my soul rejoice in my God?
I'm glad I can answer YES!! (most days!!)
I'm so thankful that he has clothed me with garments of salvation!
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!!
Have a great Wednesday!

Prayer Request update...
My Husbands Uncle made it out of the hospital
last weekend and is doing great! PTL!!!
My BIL's Mom is also showing signs of recovery!
She still has a long way to go and still needs tons of prayer.

Daily Dose

Revelation Chapter 7

Verse 12

saying: "Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!"

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Crayola Giveaway!!

Plan to join us at the Twitter Party Tonight (Tues.) at 9pm EST
If you missed the post explaining the party go here and here to catch up!
The Party topic tonight is
"Affordable Fun 101"
We will be at using Hashtag #gno

WIN THIS HERE!!! and My Blog Spark
have teamed up to not only give us all this information
at the Twitter Party but are also allowing me to
Boldgive away one Crayola Creativity Pack each week for 4 weeks!
This week all you need to do is leave comments!
Lots of them-- they are unlimited!
Tell us...
**how your family has fun
**What you learned at the Twitter Party
**Affordable Fun ideas
**How you're gearing up for back to school
**Anything else you want to share!
Anything goes--
Feed off of someone else's comment,
ask a question,
answer a question!
I'll be adding some comments too,
but of course I'll pick another number if I win!!!
So begin and let us know what ideas and questions you have!!!
See you at the Twitter Party!
note --
you do not have to be at the Twitter Party to leave
comments and enter the giveaway... Anyone can enter!!
This giveaway will end Saturday
August 1 at 8pm
1 Winner will be chosen using

Rubbermaid Winner...

Thanks to everyone who entered the
Rubbermaid giveaway!!!
The winner is...

#87 Trish

Here are your random numbers:


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Kroger 7-28

After 2 weeks of the Great Mega Sale Kroger
does not have a good ad this week...
Here's the few things I see
Bar S Bologna or Franks -- .88 - ?MQ (I don't have it)
Tortilla Chips -- .88
Eggs -- .88
Dole Salad Mix -- .88
Activia Yogurt -- $1.88 - $1.MQ= .88
That's seriously it... BLAH... I guess you'll have weeks like that!!
Let me know if I missed something exciting!!

New Cellfire Coupons -- $1./1 Cheerios!!!

New coupons good 7/28 - 8/10
Go here to load them to your Kroger or Kroger affiliate card!
If you're new to Cellfire these are e-coupons that you simply load to your store card and when you buy the exact item it will come off automatically! These work for all Kroger or Kroger affiliate stores, Carrs, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Pavillions, Safeway, Vons, Tom Thumb, Randalls, and new to the list is Safeway and all it's affiliates.

Awesome $1./1 Honey Nut Cheerios Coupon!!!
More great coupons...
Hamburger Helper -- .75/3
BC Fruit Snacks -- .50/2
Nature Valley Granola Bars -- .40/1
Fiber One Bars -- .40/1
BC Cookie Mix -- .40/1
BC Supreme Brownie -- .75/2
Trix Cereal -- .55/1
Chex Mix -- .50/1
BC Cake and Frosting -- .50/both
Yoplait Kids Zone -- .80/2
BC Warm Delights -- .50/1
Chex Mix Bars -- .60/1
Yoplait Fiber One -- $1./1
I usually just go and load them all.
If I don't use them they just drop off my
card after they expire!

Oatmeal Scotchie Cookies

I would probably have to say that these are my all time favorite cookies! I love almost all cookies but these are the best. (Well they might be tied with sugar cookies with frosting)
But anyway here's my recipe...
1 Cup softened butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Water
Mix Well
In another bowl
2 Cups Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Blend and Combine with butter mixture
Mix in
1 1/2 cups quick oats
12 oz butterscotch chips
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes
Here's another recipe that is a little different!

For more wonderful recipes visit
Blessedwithgrace - Tuesday's
Inpassionatepursuit - Tuesday's
Grocery Cart Challenge- Friday's

MckLinky Blog Hop - Favorite Kid Photos

This week's Theme is
Favorite Kid Photo's

Halee at the zoo!
We actually got to have the birds land on us.
It was pretty cool!

Shad at his 1 year party!
I think he's telling us he's done!!!
And of course this is one of my favorite
"Funny I can't believe it" photos...

Yep that's the elephant's butt right by my head...
The nerve!!!
Some favorites that I have already posted
** My dirtball
** Playing in the water
**Enjoying Icecream

Come Join in!!!
MckLinky Blog Hop

Daily Dose

Revelation Chapter 6

Verse 16-17

They called to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?"


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