Saturday, October 3, 2009

CVS 10-4

Here's the freebies for the week...

Bayer Breeze 2 monitor -- $14.99 get 5 ecb -$14.99 MQ(from March) = 5. overage limit 2
Colgate Total toothpaste -- $2.99 get 2 ecb - $1. MQ= FREE-- limit 1
Tone Soap -- $1.88 get 1 ecb - $1. printable IE or FireFox here= FREE - limit 1
Revlon Nail -- $3.99 get 3 ecb - -$1. MQ= FREE -- limit 6 - WOW!!!
Check out Deal Seeking Mom for a great post!

See more deals here and ad scans here!
Remember you can print 3 different $5. /$25. CVS coupons. See details 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!!
Be sure to sign up for my
Museum Way Pearls Giveaway here.
It's valued around $300. -- Ends 10/20

Have a great Weekend!!!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 42

Verse 1-2

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Weekly Groceries

I just did my shopping this morning! Usually I go earlier
in the week but this week is unusually BUSY!!!
As you can see it's my annual week to buy
convenience foods! Since we're leaving for 2 weeks on a
working trip, food is all about EASY!!!!
My kids look forward each year to the only time I buy things like
CORN DOGS, Uncrustables, and Hot Pockets!!!

Yea it's true, they all cheered when I got home!!!
Sometimes it's so easy to make them excited!

Anyway even with all the convenience foods and even a pack
of socks (and a lot less planning) my total was still only
$45.xx at Meijer!
((I also spent $6. at CVS on Milk))

I also won't be grocery shopping for the next 2 weeks
so I'm looking forward to using those week's money
to stock up on some things for winter
I'll let you know what I get when I return!!!

Have a great weekend!

Loving Our Husbands...

"Loving my Husband Friday"
with Shannon at
The Peer Review!
To see the first 78 ways to Love your husband go
79. Sit with him while he’s watching TV—even if the program doesn’t interest you.

80. Don’t expect him to read your mind. (Family’s are spared grief when a husband isn’t required to read their wife’s mind despite the fact that the wife thinks he should.)

81. Periodically, give him time with his family alone.
For more ways to Love your Husband
here and link up

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 41

Verses 1-2

Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the Lord delivers him in times of trouble. The Lord will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sunday's Coupon Inserts

We should get 3 coupon inserts in Sunday's paper.
1 Smartsource, 1 Redplum, and 1 General Mills
I always love the GM inserts
and the
Skippy PB - .40/1

Go here to see the preview!

2 Gaerte Gang Giveaways!

Visit Gaerte Gang here to sign up for a
chance to win this adorable pattern!

I don't know how to sew but I know I'd be worth
it to learn!!

Also Go here to enter Gaerte Gangs
Labyrinth Balance Board Giveaway
How Fun!!!

QOTW -- What Sporting Events do you watch

I've skipped the Question of the week for a couple weeks.
It's back this week!!!

This week's totally Random question...

What Sporting Events do you watch???

We watch Golf, Football, and March Madness!
Hubby will watch other sports here and there but those are the main ones!!!

How about you???

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 40

Verse 4

Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.

Verse 17

Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wordless Wednesday -- Improvising

This is my hubby (left) and my BIL (right)
cooking 1/4 sausages for lunch.

We took off to a state park during vacation and thought we packed
everything to make sausages on a charcoal
grill... Turns out we forgot something to turn them with!
Of course the guys took care of that NO PROBLEM!!!!
Arn't they great!!!

In His Word Wednesday - Afraid

Genesis 26:24b
"I am the God of your father Abraham.
Do not be afraid, for I am with you;

Deuteronomy 1:21b
Go up and take possession of it as the Lord, the God of your fathers, told you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."

Isaiah 12:2
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation."

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
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!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 39

Verse 6-7

Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro: He bustles about, but only in vain; he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it.

"But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

3 CVS $5./$25. coupons!!!

Kristin tells us here how we can take the
CVS Flu Quiz at 3 different places and print
3 different $5./$25. coupons!!!!

Be sure to check it out!
Thanks Couponing to Disney!

How to do Fondue...

A couple week's ago I mentioned that we
were having Fondue for a Birthday dinner.
A few inquired how to do it sooo here's how we do it....

My mom got each of us kids a pot many years ago and we
keep them altogether with hers so we are lucky to have 4 pots when we do fondue.

First decide what you want to have...
Our favorites are
Chicken, Steak, potatoes, mushrooms, onions,
broccoli, cauliflower, bread, and hotdogs

You will need to cut everything up into bite size pieces before the dinner.
We also make a pancake batter for breading and a cheese sauce for dipping.

Fill the pots 2/3 full with vegetable oil or what kind you like.
Turn them on to around 350 degrees. It will take a little bit for them to warm up.

Then have several bowls for each person so that they can keep raw meat separate from the other food. Simply take the food and have fun cooking it.

Your fondue pots should come with little fork like things to put the food on and then into the pots. (like you see in the first pic)

Our Cheese sauce is just melted Velveeta cheese with a little milk to make it the right consistancy
I love to dip raw veggies and unfried bread in the cheese.

If your stomach can handle the grease frying the bread first and then dipping it in the cheese sauce can't be beat... My stomach can't handle it so I refrain!!!

As I mentioned before we also make a pancake batter to bread some of the food. I always dip hot dogs, onion rings, and mushrooms into this batter and then fry them! Delicious corn dogs, onion rings, and breaded mushrooms!!
My SIL was a master at making Onion Rings!!!!

That's really all there is to it.
You won't eat very much and you'll probably have a lot of food left over. There's something about waiting on each bite to cook before you eat it!!!

Anyone else ever had fondue???
Feel free to ask questions if it seems I missed a step!!!

Thanks Gen for taking the pics again!!!!
One of these years I'll start remembering my camera!!!
For more wonderful recipes and ideas visit
Blessedwithgrace - Tuesday's
In Passionate Pursuit- Tuesday's
Grocery Cart Challenge- Friday's

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 38

Verse 15

I wait for you, O Lord; you will answer, O Lord my God.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Another trip to ER

This picture is after the stitches...

My baby fell on our metal Stairs this afternoon and
it required 5 stitches at the ER....

I looked it up and it was around 11 months ago that
he visited the ER for stitches in his lip.
Oct. 25, 2008

Did I mention that none of my other 3 kids
have ever had stitches from an injury before....
HMMM... Is it just 4th child or is this kid just that good?!?!?!?!?

30% off at Border's

Teacher Appreciation Week
Sept. 29 -Oct. 7
Current and Retired Educator's can get 30% off
purchases for personal or classroom use.
*must bring proof of educator Status*

Go here to see complete details!

thanks Frugal Living and Having Fun

Bloggy Tip... Creating links that open new windows

Have you ever wondered how to make a blog link open
in a new window???

This is important so that readers don't leave your page.
I always dislike clicking on a link and losing the blog I was actually at.

Wordpress has an option to do this built in but
blogger does not...
It's really very simple but does take a second to do...
Here's how in Blogger...

Make your blog post and link normally.
When you're done click onto the edit html tab.
Find the link and insert
somewhere in the link. Usually you should insert it between
"> within the A tag or link.

If you're still unsure...
Brent Riggs has a excellent video demo on how to do this
This is where I learned!!!

It might not sound so easy but watch his video,
it really is easy and I think it's worth it to
take the time to learn!!!!

Happy Blogging!!
Let me know if this helped you or confused you!!!

Meal Plan Monday

Here's our Menu plan for Pack up week!

If you haven't heard we are leaving Sunday
for our annual 15 day working trip. We have ALOT
to do this week....
Therefore another simple plan is in order!!
Monday -- French Toast
Tuesday -- Meatloaf, potatoes, beans, veggie
Wednesday -- Salads with all the fixins' (even the kids love these!!)
Thursday -- Chili over Baked Potatoes with cheese
Friday -- Birthday Day Party
Saturday -- Homemade Pizza
Sunday -- Leftovers and leave right after lunch!

For more menu plans visit

Free Uncrustables Coupon

Go here today, Submit a tip and you'll receive
a coupon by mail for a free 4 pack of uncrustables!!

Available to the first 20,000 only!!
thanks Money Saving Mom and Frugel Shopping With Julie!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 37

Verses 3-4

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Menards - 1 Freebie 9-27

Menards only has 1 freebie this week...

This ad is good through 10-11

Furniture Cleaner -- FREE after $2.00 Rebate -- limit 2

Turbo Knife -- $2.99 after $4. Rebate -- limit 2

Vertical Storage Kit -- $4.99 after $3. Rebate -- limit 2

Dap Tex Foam Sealant -- $2.49 after $1.50 Rebate -- limit 6

10' Gutter - .99 cents after $3.00 Rebate -- limit 10

hats -- .99 cents after $3.50 Rebate -- limit 5
When you purchase the freebies, you must purchase an additional $10. of non-rebated items per transaction to qualify for the rebate. You can get as many freebies as you want per transaction with only one $10. additional purchase. ((**You can get a $10. Gift card if you don't need anything right now!**)) Your rebate will come in the form of a Merchandise Check. Which means you must spend it at Menards, (I just use mine for more freebies!)
It's been reported that you do not have to spend the $10. and you will still get your rebate. Since the ad says you're supposed to I still think we should as to not take advantage of the program. You can use your own judgement! Thanks for letting us know!
You do not need to purchase any additional $$ if you are only getting the rebated items that are not free.
To learn all about Menards and how to send in
their rebates go here!

Just leave a comment if you have a question
or see another good deal...


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