Saturday, April 24, 2010

CVS, Walgreen's, and Rite Aid Deals

Check out the CVS deals here

The Walgreen's deals here

And the Rite Aid deals here!!

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!!

Be sure to sign up for my
Carolina Pad Giveaway here -- Ends 4/30

Have a great weekend!

Daily Dose

Isaiah Chapter 12

Verse 2

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

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sunday's Coupon Inserts...

We can expect 2 inserts in Sunday's paper.
1 Smartsource and 1 Redplum

Check here or here to see the preview.

Weekly Groceries - Bulk food stop!

I finally made a trip to my local bulk food store!
Here's what I got for $40.27

25# whole wheat flour
big bag of cocoa
sea salt
wheat germ
wheat bran
powered sugar
bran flakes
lil smokies x6
bag of yeast
chocolate chips
flax seed (now I need a grinder!)
small pearl tapioca

Then I also went to Kroger and spent $13.75
and Meijer $19.40 for milk, produce, and misc items

All totaled this week I spent $73.42

That means for the month I'm at $220.
That's a little more than I've been spending, but it happens! And
it's actually closer to what I strive to keep my budget!!

Daily Dose

Isaiah Chapter 11

Verse 2

The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him-- the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding. the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.--

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Daily Dose

Isaiah Chapter 10

Verse 1-2

Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We have BABY CHICKS!!!!

These Babies are really cute!!
The kids were so excited to get them! We've been talking
about getting chickens for over a year now and finally did it!

We've been hard at work getting their new home ready for
over a month now and hubby just finished the electric yesterday!

Here's their new home!
(I should have gotten a picture of the whole coop we built...
well maybe another day!!!)

We ended up with 23 chicks
11 Rhode Island Reds-- these are red
6 Silver and Gold laced Wyandottes-- these are black
6 Isa Browns -- these are blonde colored
It's a really pretty mix of colors!!

Our research says these are all very
easygoing and great egg layers
We shall see!!!

Now if only we didn't have
to wait 5 months for eggs!!!

In His Word Wednesday

Fruits of the Spirit -- Self-Control

1 Thessalonians 5:8
But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on the faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.

Titus 2:5
to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will align the word of God.

Titus 2:12
It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,

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

Isaiah Chapter 9

Verse 6

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Breakfast Cookies!!!

I figured these would be a huge hit and
my kids confirmed it yesterday!

3 out of my 4 kiddos inhaled them. I have one child
that is very texture sensitive and the oatmeal did
him in. Anyway I'd say the other 3 ate at least 5 each
throughout the morning and day... oops!!

I will admit I had a couple cookies too...
okay maybe it was 3 but, that's all I'm admitting to!!!

Visit Heavenly Homemakers here
to get the recipe!! I love her site!

If the buttermilk scares you off remember you can
just make your own. I used -- 1/2 cup milk and 1 1/2 tsp. vinegar.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Banana Muffins!

I love um'!!!

These were sooo Delicious!
I think these muffins give my normal
breakfast (homemade toast with strawberry freezer jam)
some major competition!

These muffins do have 220 calories but are also
packed with fiber... a whopping 4.1 grams!

Here's the recipe...
(Visit Recipe Zaar here to see where I got the recipe from!)

2 eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce --( I used sweetened)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup brown sugar -- (I used 1/2 cup)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 bananas, mashed
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 cup frozen blueberries

Instructions -- Mix first 6 ingredients together.
-- add next 3
-- mix
-- fold in blueberries

Pour in greased muffin pan
Bake at 375* for 15-20 minutes

So what's your normal breakfast???

Daily Dose

Isaiah Chapter 8

Verse 17

I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob. I will put my trust in him.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Martin's 4-19

Visit Couponomic Stimulus Package
for the martin's Supermarket deals this week.

Boneless, Beef Round Roast $1.99/lb.

Land 'O Frost 2/$6
Use $1 off any Printable Coupon
$2 each after coupon

Halls Cough Drops $0.99
Use $1/1 Printable (click back button to print twice)
FREE after coupon!!!

Coffee Mate 16 oz.
Use $0.75/1 Printable
$0.25 each after coupon

Prairie Farms Sour Cream $0.99
Use $0.35/1 Printable OR
$1/2 coupon from 1/24 RP insert
As low as $0.50 each after coupon

Carolina Pad Mother's Day Review and Giveaway!

Carolina Pad is absolutely one of

the coolest companies ever!!
I just love their products!
They were so great and sent me both their
Simply Chic mom package and their Eye Candy mom package!
Both of these packages would
be perfect for mom on Mother's Day.

The above picture is their
Simply Chic Mom Package.

It includes an awesome laptop sleeve, binder clips, push pins,
paper clips, a note tote, and a flip top notebook.

You can order it here for only $30.

This adorable group is the
Eye Candy Bundle.
It includes a 13 pocket expandable folder, a notebook, and a personal clutch.
I think my daughter is stealing my personal clutch from me!!!!!
You can order the Eye Candy Bundle
here for only $10.!!!

Guess What....
They are also giving away both collections to one
of my Fabulous Readers!!

To enter you must be in the US or Canada
and you must not have won a Carolina Pad giveaway in the last 90 days!

To enter do one or all of the following...

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6. Blog about this giveaway (leave link)
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Remember to leave one comment for each item you do --
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This Giveaway will end April 30 at 8pm.
One winner will be chosen using
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Meal Plan Monday

Awwww the big garage sale is OVER!!!!
It was a HUGE SUCCESS, we got rid of soooo much!!!!
But, that was one of the hardest weeks I've ever had.
I just can't function well if I'm gone 5 days in a row...
Good thing I planned it to be Spring Break for our
homeschool or I'd be over the edge!!

I missed the kitchen so much that Saturday, since I was home all day,
I tried out my "new" (my sister and I traded items at the end of the sale)
waffle cone maker... THEY WERE DELICIOUS!! I'm sooo excited about
making homemade waffle cones all summer! I'll share more on it later.
I also made some yummy whole wheat banana blueberry muffins!
4 grams of fiber in each one of those babies!! I'll share the recipe tomorrow.

For now, and a much slower week for me,
here's our menu plan...

Monday -- Beef Stew with potatoes and carrots

Tuesday -- Grilled Chicken, potatoes, brown beans, green beans, and applesauce

Wednesday -- Hawaiian Brats and homemade parmesan fries

Thursday -- Spaghetti with cheesy bread sticks

Friday -- Family Dinner

Saturday -- I'm gone all day to a Beth Moore Simulcast, so we'll likely use our last Book its and get Pizza Hut! -- Anyone else going to see Beth Moore Saturday??

Sunday -- Meatballs, potatoes, and carrots

For more meal plans visit

Oh yea, I have plans to make these Giant Breakfast Cookies. Don't they look delicious?!?!?
My kids will think I'm crazy when I offer cookies for breakfast!!

Have a Great Week!!!

Daily Dose

The "Daily Dose" is back this week! While I tried to continue to have my
quiet time last week, I knew I didn't have enough time to post each day.

Isaiah Chapter 7

Verse 4

Say to him, Be careful, keep calm and don't be afraid. Do not lose heart because of these two smoldering stubs of firewood -- because of the fierce anger of Rezin and Aram and of the son of Remaliah.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The BEES are here!!!

Besides everything else going on last week,
Our Bees also came!

We've been waiting on these
little guys for months!!!

They have to be fed for about a month
before the pollen really starts to flow.
That's my hubby pouring in sugar water.

They are absolutely FASCINATING!!
I just love watching them!

It's amazing how you can stand so close and yet
they don't bother you at all.
They know their job and they stick to it!!!

Oh how it would be wonderful if, I mean
when we harvest 100's of pounds of honey!!!

I'll keep you updated!

Keep your eye on my sis in laws site here.
They're trying bees too and that's who got us into it!!
We're so thankful for their help!!

Meijer 4-18

Check out Bargains to Bounty here
for all the Meijer matchups this week.

It's looking like a skip week to me!!

Menards 4-18

Menards has 2 free after
Rebate items this week.

This ad is good through 5/2

Jig-A-Loo -- FREE after $2.50 Rebate -- limit 2

Fuel injector cleaner -- FREE after $1.50 Rebate -- limit 4

Other Deals...
Lifetime Caulk (2pk) -- .44 cents after $4.00 Rebate -- limit 3

Brush Kit (3pk) -- .99 cents after $5.00 Rebate -- limit 2

2" Handi-Clamp -- .98 cents after $3.00 Rebate -- limit 4

Duct Tape -- .79 cents after $2.00 Rebate -- limit 4

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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