Saturday, March 20, 2010

Free "How it's made" Bruder Trucks DVD

Go here to order a free "How it's Made" Dvd on Bruder Trucks.
You'll see the factory and the trucks in action!

It was completely free including shipping and
they didn't ask for payment info!!

thanks Money Saving Mom!

CVS, Walgreen's, and Rite Aid Deals

Check out It's Hip to Save
here for the CVS Deals...

Here for the Walgreen's Deals...

And here for the Rite Aid deals!

Trouble with $10./$20. Kmart coupon...

Remember the great $10./$20. Kmart Coupon I post about here.
I haven't tried it, but apparently everyone's being
accused of this being a fraudulent coupon.

It clearly was NOT....
Money Saving Mom explains what's going on here....

Sorry for the confusion this may have caused you.

Sign Up Saturday...

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

Ecclesiastes Chapter 8

Verse 6

For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, though a man's misery weighs heavily upon him.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Weekly Groceries

Since Meijer was having a 10/$10. Sale this week,
I went ahead and did another big shopping week.
If all goes as planned this will be the last
shopping trip of March. I will definitely buy milk
and maybe a little produce. Other than that I'm done!!

At Meijer I spent $38.59 A little higher than I'd like
but I had Sure Jell coupons that were going to expire end
of March, so I went ahead and bought 6 of them. They were $2.xx each.
If I bought 2 I got $2.00 off sugar. So I stocked up for Strawberry
season. I just can't get enough of Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam!!

Then at Aldi I spent $13.12. I also spent
$10.xx for 8 packages of bacon (not shown) at a local store.
That made my weekly total $62.71

Which makes my monthly total $144.28

Daily Dose

Ecclesiastes Chapter 7

Verse 14

When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, a man cannot discover anything about his future.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

$10./$20. Kmart Printable

Holy Moly....
Did you see the $10./$20. Kmart coupon??

If not hurry up and go here and print a few. It's in PDF
format and looks like you can print as many as you like. It
appears these are good through May 22. It also states that
you can use one per transaction not per person!!!

Remember there is a chance that Kmart is starting their
Super Doubles in April. Even without that this is an

To see some great deal ideas to use this coupon go
here (toilet paper), here (diapers), and more deals here!

Thanks It's Hip to Save

Sunday's Coupon Inserts...

We can expect 2 inserts in this Sunday's paper.
One Smart Source and One Redplum

Go here or here to see the preview!

**Be prepared for next Sunday the 28th,
It looks like there will be 5 inserts!!

Spencer's Jerky Review from

I got the chance to try out some more jerky from!!
(If you want to read my last review of Pineapple Jerky go here!)

This time they sent me Spencer's Jerky.
There were two kinds: Orange Beef Jerky and Mango Beef Jerky.
They were really good however they were SPICY!! Maybe I'm
just whimpy because everyone else thought they were perfect.

I had several people try them and everyone agreed
it was really good jerky. But beware, they are a little spicy,
or in my opinion, very spicy!!

Of course they also have regular beef jerky if you don't like the spicy!
On the other hand if you love really spicy, you might try their hot!!

If you want to get away from the beef kind, try
their section of Turkey Jerky!

I would definitely say that they have a huge variety and
pretty good prices too. Be sure to check them out!

Thanks for the samples!

Daily Dose

Ecclesiastes Chapter 6

Verse 12

For who knows what is good for a man in life, during the few and meaningless days he passes through like a shadow? Who can tell him what will happen under the sun after he is gone?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...

I borrowed my mom's pictures from the last couple years
and I found that she's got a ton of keepers!!!

Here's two of my favorites.
(I have many more favs I'll be sharing!!)

I love the joy captured
in this picture!!

Something about this picture just grabs me.
It must be the combination of the tall corn behind, the sunlight,
and the beautiful flowers in front. Whatever it is... I love it.
(Pictured is my oldest son and his cousin.)

For more pictures check out

Face Book -- $1.50/1 Planter's Coupon

Go here and become a fan of Planter's on Facebook.
You'll be able to print out a coupon for $1.50/1 Planter's Product!
Be sure to use your back button and print it twice!

Paired with a b1g1 sale this
would make a sweet deal!

thanks It's Hip to Save!

In His Word Wednesday - Kindness

Fruits of the Spirit -- Kindness

Titus 3:4-5
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

Acts 14:17
Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

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?
You can just leave your link, 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

Ecclesiastes Chapter 5

Verse 2

Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Free Puffs To Go Pack from Vocal Point

If you're a member of Vocal point
go here to get a Free Puffs to go pack!!

If you're not a member of Vocal point be sure
to sign up soon! It's free and you'll get free samples,
coupons, and more!

Thanks KC Penny Pinchin Mama!

Pie Crust Recipe from Scratch!!

I did it!!
I made a pie crust from scratch! I've never done this on my own...
But I did it! and it actually turned out "pretty"!!

Once again I say if I can do it...
So can you!

Because I used real butter I'd estimate this
double crust cost me about $1.20

That's still pretty cheap! I think a double Pillsbury crust
is around $2.50- $3.00

Another item crossed off my list that I don't need
to buy premade at the store anymore... EVER!!

I won't say it was super easy, but mostly because I felt
I didn't know what I was doing and I kept second guessing myself
wondering if I was doing it right.

I also don't own a pasty cutter. (Never had a need for one!)
Now I might see a need for one!!
This time I just used 2 knives to cut in the butter.
That took a little bit and then I finished with a fork.

Next time it will go much faster just because, I think, I
know what I want my end result to look like!

Anyway if anyone wants a recipe that uses real butter
and not Crisco here it is....

2 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter (cut into small pieces)
1/4 - 1/2 cup water poured over ice cubes
(I used a little more than 1/2 cup)

I love that I can make these
with ingredients that I normally have on hand!!

For the directions it might be
easier to direct you here.

All I really did was combine the salt and sugar. Cut in the butter a little
then add the flour. Continue smashing it up. Then I used a fork to finish.

When the butter is very small add the water spoon by spoon
Until dough comes together. I ended up using my hands.

Knead for 10 minutes (I didn't knead that long)
Divide into 2 balls, one for each crust.

Roll out or just put it into the sprayed pie plate and
spread out. Next time I need to make mine a little thinner.
If you roll it out, put it on wax paper and fold over.
Then roll, this made it very easy!

Bake the crust at 400* until golden brown for
pudding or cream pies.
Or fill your crust with your pie filling and then bake.

I made a Black Raspberry!

I'm planning on making a couple pies a month for hubby!
We'll see if that actually happens... gardening season
is coming you know!!

So I'm curious how many of you
make your own pie crust??

Daily Dose

Ecclesiastes Chapter 4

Verse 6
Better one handful with tranquillity than two handfuls of toil and chasing after the wind.

Verse 9-10
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Coupon Code .. 20% off at Skin MD!

Skin MD Natural i
s offering all of you a 20% discount
on any purchase made through 4/13.

Just use code daily at checkout.
Go here to start shopping!

You can see my original review here
(please note, the comments were erased somehow)

Thanks Skin MD!

Meal Plan Monday

Time for another meal plan!

Monday -- Eggs, Toast, and Smoky links

Tuesday -- Grilled Tilapia, green beans, potatoes, and bread

Wednesday -- Chili over baked potatoes, cooked carrots, applesauce

Thursday -- Homemade pizza

Friday -- Dinner with Family

Saturday -- Birthday Party with Family

Sunday -- Crock pot Mac and Cheese with sausage

That's it!! Looks like pretty easy plan to me!
For more menu plans visit here!

Daily Dose

Ecclesiastes Chapter 3

Verse 1

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Menards 3-14

Menards has 3 freebies this week.
This ad is good through 3-21

Last week's ad is still good through 3-21 and has 7 freebies!
See those deals here.

Free after Rebate items...
Interior Flat Paint -- FREE after $11.00 Rebate -- limit 5

14" Plastic Mud Pan -- FREE after $4.00 Rebate --limit 4

7 pc. hex L key Set -- FREE after $2.00 Rebate -- limit 4

Other Great Deals --
Simple Goodness Lotion -- .99 cents after $4.00 Rebate -- limit 2

Carpet or Hard Surface Cleaner -- .49 cents after $3.00 Rebate -- limit 2 total

Quaker State Oil -- $1.99 after .75 Rebate -- limit 12

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!

Meijer 3-14

Meijer is having a big 10/10 get the 11th free this week!!
Looks like a pretty good week.

Be sure to check out the matchups here!


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