Saturday, September 5, 2009

New Soy Candle Winner

I was never contacted by my first winner soooo...
You all get another chance!
To win the Soy Candle from Maddison Avenue

The new winner is...
#9 Spitfyr323
I have sent you an email.
Please contact me if you don't get it!
You have until Tues. to be in contact with me.


Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-09-05 22:15:55 UTC

Hope you all have a wonderful
Labor Day Weekend

Unique Giveaway to Enter

Visit Genesa here
to enter her unique giveaway.
This deodorant can last for a year!!
I've never tried it but she loves it!

Walgreens 9-6

Check out It's hip to Save here for all the
Walgreens Deals this week!
I've not been to Walgreens for weeks. For some reason
their deals just haven't appealed to me lately.
I'm sure it's just me!!!

CVS 9-6

Just a couple things to mention this
week at CVS...

Life lock DVD Starter Kit -- $2.99 get 2.99 ecb = FREE -- limit 1
Schick Slim triple ST3 Disp. razors -- $6.99 get 4ecb - $3. MQ= FREE -- limit 1

3 day only
Aussie Shamp, cond, or styler -- $2.99 get 2 ecb = .99 cents -- limit 3
You can see the ad scans here and
all the deals here.

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!!
Have a great Weekend!!!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 18

Verse 2

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Friday, September 4, 2009

QOTW - Hypothetical question...

The question of the week is...
Is this scenario Mean or Smart???

This is a totally hypothetical situation... ((grin))
Imagine a family going on vacation together. They all love
homemade icecream and are planning to make it several times.

The recipe that they make is around $15.00 to make and it
only makes a gallon of icecream. EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE!!!
Okay so imagine there are around 8 adults and let's say 11 kids 10 and under.
So the kids devour a good amount of this icecream but
are they really even tasting it???
Okay Okay
So here's the question ...
Say these hypothetical people buy the kids

some cheap grocery store icecream which they love and the adults who actually taste the icecream eat all of the $15. Delicious Yummy homemade icecream.

Question.... is this Mean or Smart???

Remember this is completely hypothetical
I can't imagine anyone actually doing this ((GRIN))
Let's hear it!!!

Back to the Grocery Grind!!!

After a couple weeks off from grocery shopping
it was fun to go get the deals this week.

And they sure were abundant at Meijer!!!
This picture cost me a whopping

At Meijer I only spent $20.55 for 45 items
receipt says I saved $92.72 WHOA!!
and a quick stop at Aldi for $15.19 (11 items)
All Totaled I spent $35.74 for 56 items or about
.64 cents per item!
This leaves plenty of money this week to stock
up on meat from our local butcher.
I got my milk at CVS earlier in the week for very cheap!
I had help from a couple catalinas at Meijer. There were so many coupon matchups this week at Meijer... it's been awhile since I've that big of a pile to use in one trip. It was great!!!
As you may or may not know I use the stock up method when buying groceries. This means that the items in this picture (minus the produce) are not what I make my meals with this week. In fact some of the items I may not use for several weeks or even a month. I do this so that I am only buying what's on sale each week. I make my menus with what I already have in my freezer and pantries! I believe this saves us tons of money and I think we eat no different (maybe better) than we used to before my couponing planning days!
Anyone else use the stock up method???

Loving Our Husbands...

"Loving my Husband Friday"
with Shannon at
The Peer Review!
To see the first 66 ways to Love your husband go
67. Wink at him from across the room when you’re out at a group function.

68. Give him the benefit of the doubt when he mis-speaks.

69. Don’t quarrel over words.
For more ways to Love your Husband
here and link up

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 17

Verse 15

And I -- in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

No inserts Sunday???

Since Monday is Labor Day
I don't think there will be any coupon inserts in
Sunday's paper.

The schedule here says that there should be a P&G but since it came last week I'm thinking there won't be any inserts. I'll let you know if I here different.

Actually a good thing for me,
I still haven't clipped the inserts from 2 weeks ago...
Enjoy a week off!

I Love Vacation!!

I love VACATION!!!
As you know we were gone on vacation last week.
I posted a few clues here as to where we were going and...
Kris actually guessed it right!!! Great job!

We went to the
Turkey Run State Park area in Parke County!

(It's about an hour west of Indianapolis)

We had a great time with wonderful weather.
Only had rain one evening. Cool temps to start the week and hot temps to end. Perfect for hiking and then perfect for swimming!

If you live in the Midwest (or anywhere for that matter) I encourage you to try it out! It's like entering another world. Not typical Indiana hiking paths! You have to see it to believe it!

This is the bridge you have to cross to get to the hiking area!

It's crazy how cool the trails are.
The kids just go wild whenever we come here! Up this side and then up the other.
Always running ahead to see what's around the next corner.

Does this look like Indiana to you??
Trail #9 is my favorite. It's the first one we took this trip and totally ignored the "extremely rugged warning" Actually it was very dangerous at times esp. with kids and babies. It took us a couple of hours to hike but was soooo cool! I broke my toe a few weeks ago and hiked in flip flops (not so smart but worked!). My SIL slipped once with a baby strapped to her but She's really good at catching herself because the baby didn't even wake up!
Needless to say we were cheering to finally see the bridge again,
but would go do it again any day!

If you make it to The area
without visiting Shades State Park
about 30 min. from Turkey Run.

We hiked trails 1, 4, and 5
Some say it's better than Turkey Run
and we also love that it's NEVER busy like Turkey Run is!

We did see plenty of Covered Bridges
and took lots of pictures!

They Played at the playground ALL. THE. TIME.
Our campsite was right beside the playground
which is perfect when camping with 13 kids under 11

On the down side we didn't eat a lot of evening snacks after 7 pm. For some reason the raccoons thought they owned the place. They would come within 2 steps of us. And I'm not talking about 1 raccoon I'm talking RACCOONS.... We would see 6-8 raccoons at any one time. Beside us, Behind us, Right in front of us. They didn't care what we did...
Anyway We still managed to eat plenty all the other hours of the day!!

And we swam several of the hot days.
The kids loved it.
So there you have it,

Visit Sarah here for more Things I Love Thurs!

PS. I have plenty more pictures and stories
to share with you over the next few weeks!
Stay tuned!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 16

Verse 1

Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Keurig Brewing System WINNER!!!!

This is sooo exciting!!!
First of all...Thank you to everyone who entered to win this
unbelievable prize from Keurig!

Okay the winner is...
(how odd is that out of 542 entries)
Bombtastic Belle!!!


Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-09-03 02:13:56 UTC

I have emailed you.
Please email me if you didn't get it!

You have 48 hours to be in contact with me.
Again Thanks sooo much to everyone for entering.
Look for more giveaways in the future!!

Wordless Wednesday

Is this how your 8 yr. old travels????

Yes that's some kind of bottle sucker I got at
CVS a loooooong time ago. She thought it was great!!!

In His Word Wednesday --Almighty

God is the Almighty

Genesis 17:1b
The Lord appeared to him and said,
"I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless

Amos 5:14
Seek good, not evil, that you may live.
Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you,
just as you say he is.

Revelation 4:8b
"Holy, holy, holy
is the Lord God Almighty,
who was, and is, and is to come."

It's so comforting to know that our Almighty God is always with us
no matter what life brings us.

I love the footprints in the sand saying that asks... Why Lord were there only one set of foot prints during the hardest saddest part of my life, why were you not walking with me then??
The LORD replied:
'My son, my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you.'

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!
I excited to give a Praise update...
My BIL's Mother is coming out of it and is responding. She looks to be getting better after about 7 weeks of not "being here"
Continued prayers for a full recovery for her!

edit -- Sorry I forgot the linky-- Here it is!!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 15

Verse 1

Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
Who may live on your holy hill?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Over $10. in Lysol Coupons

Go here to print over $10.00 in
Lysol coupons.

Just click the bottom right box that says
"print and save" and then you'll see "print coupons" in the yellow box!
You may have to register first.

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

This picture is from last year but it's almost apple pickin time again!!
This year I'm definitely trying this Crock pot recipe...
I thought I'd share the find!

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • Can add a little oatmeal

  • 1/3 cup white sugar, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 cups apples - peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  1. Mix flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup of white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl. Combine butter with the flour mixture using fingers or a fork until coarse crumbs form. Stir in walnuts and set aside.
2. Whisk together 1/3 cup sugar, cornstarch, ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Place the apples in a slow cooker, stir in the cornstarch mixture; toss with lemon juice. Sprinkle the walnut crumb topping on top. Cover and cook on High for 2 hours or Low for 4 hours, until apples are tender. Partially uncover the slow cooker to allow the topping to harden, about 1 hour.
Sounds delicious to me!!!!
I love Apple Crisp and I LOVE easy!
Thanks All Recipes

For more wonderful recipes visit
Blessedwithgrace - Tuesday's
In Passionate Pursuit- Tuesday's
Grocery Cart Challenge- Friday's

Blog Hop -- Baby Pictures

I only have digital pics of my youngest.
The other 3 were before my digital days and since
my scanner doesn't work this is what we're left with for now.
Enjoy my whopping 9 lb. 4 oz beauty!!


2 days old along with my other munchkins
They were so excited with their new brother!!!

Did you have a baby bigger than 9 lb 4 oz???

MckLinky Blog Hop


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