Saturday, May 2, 2009

Walgreens 5-3

Visit MoneySavingMom to see all the Walgreens deals this week.
It looks like the Bayer or Contour monitor deal that produces
$5. overage is a monthly deal!
Check it out!!

CVS 5-3

Here are the best deals I see
this week at CVS...
Zantrex -- $4.99 get 4.99 ecb = FREE -- limit 1
Colgate -- $2.99 - $1. MQ - get 2 ecb = FREE -- limit 2
Adidas deodorant -- $3.99 - $1.MQ - get 3 ecb = FREE -- limit 3
Listerine Total Care -- $3.- $2.MQ = $1. (no limit)
Kelloggs Cereal -- 3/$10. - use 3 $1./1 MQ printables- get 5ecb wyb 3= 3/$2. or .67cents each-- limit 1
Coke or Mars -- 10ecb wyb $20. -- Coke is $4. per 12 pack -- buy 5 for $20. get 10ecb back = $2./per 12 pack
Let us know if you see another deal!

To see the ad scans go here. More deals go here...

Kmart Super Doubles

Sarah at Beautiful2God emailed to let me know that Kmart is doing another Super Doubles!
Our area is only doubling up to .75 cents, so I doubt I'll make it there.
But check out your area because each area usually does different amounts! Who knows your area might be doubling to $2. or maybe if you're really lucky up to $4.
Go here to check your area.
Thanks Sarah! Check out her Weekend Inspiration here!

Daily Dose

Ephesians Chapter 1

Verse 7

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Weekly Groceries!

Total for this picture was $43.28
I spent $14.30 at Meijer for 17 items
$28.98 at Kroger for 43 items
Total $43.28 for 60 items. That's .72 cents per item!
I was able to snag 2 yoplait yogurts for .14 cents each and a YoPlus yogurt for Free after MQ. Also a 5# bag of red potatoes for $1.49. All these items were on Managers Special at Kroger .
Other free items at Kroger were the Sobe and suave deodorant.
I also got Daisy Sour cream at Meijer for free after MQ.
This was a real quick stop at Walgreens. I had already been to a different Walgreens earlier in the week. See the details here.
This trip I did 2 transactions.
They were out of the Ecotrin and I got the last monitor that I could find.
1st trans. was the monitor and paid $1.05 in tax got back 5 RR
used that to pay for the sugar and jelly and paid .60 cents.
Total for 5# sugar and 2 jellies was $1.65
Total for the week was
Kroger -- $28.98
Meijer -- $14.30
Walgreens - $1.65
Total $51.45
I will need to buy a little meat from our butcher so I might go over my $55. budget a touch again this week! That's okay with me since I got so much from Walgreens earlier in the week. Also next week is going to be my skip week. Unless of course Meijer knocks my socks off with an awesome sale!
Did you find any awesome sales this week??

Spring Cleaning - Kitchen

Spring cleaning the kitchen this week.... hmmmm
Okay Okay I admit it, I got NOTHING done.
Go ahead let me hear it, I deserve it...
Go here and check out Sarah's blog,
where they actually did their spring cleaning!!

Loving Our Husbands...

"Loving my Husband Friday"
with Shannon at the Peer review!
To see the first 15 ways to Love your husband go here
16. Recognize that the first few minutes after a spouse comes home often sets the stage for how the rest of the evening will go. So try to make the first few minutes a positive experience. (And then ease into the negative if it’s necessary.)
17. Give him half an hour to unwind after he gets home from work. Your evenings will be much more enjoyable.
18. Don’t allow any family member to treat him disrespectfully. Be the one to defend him to any family member that dishonors his place as your husband.

For more ways to Love your Husbands go here and link up!

Daily Dose

Galatians Chapter 6

Verse 14

May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cellfire Coupons!

New exciting feature to the site! Have you heard of Cellfire?
I've posted about them before! This is where you can load coupons right to your Store card. I use it for Kroger. They also have coupons for Owens, Dillions, Frys, Hilander and many more. You can check here to see if your store is included.
Basically 2 times a month they post new coupons and you can go here and load them right onto your store card. There's no clipping and no remembering the coupon. Just make sure you get the exact item and the money will come off automatically! It's so easy to use. They always have awesome coupons of very useable items.
Twice a month, when new coupons come out, I will post and remind you that there are new coupons to load! To get started you can go here and load these coupons.
New ones come out in a few days so be sure to load these soon!
You can also get these from my left sidebar!

Hip-T Review and Giveaway!

I was so excited to get the chance to try the Hip-T.
And let me tell you I LOVE IT!!!
What is it, you may be wondering????
It's the piece of clothing seen here that gives these shirts extra length
and the layered look!
It does 4 main things...
1. Covers Bum Cleavage
2. Lengthens any top
3. Hides Muffin Top
4. Creates Layers with out Bulk
This is me!
2 things about me...
I must wear low rise jeans and I have a fairly long torso.
The result... Shirts arn't long enough for me!
You can see here in this pic that the shirt doesn't even cover my belt. Well that's not good with low rise jeans. I hate it, I don't even feel like I can bend over or even sit in a chair without my back showing a little.
Here I am with the hip-t on.
It's just a 6-8 inch band that you slip on under your shirt!
Not only does it give me instant length, it also gives me a layered look which I absolutely love! It takes a shirt I'm somewhat uncomfortable in and makes it look better and makes me feel a whole lot more comfortable!
*** has "The Basics" which has 12 awesome basic colors. They also have "The Originals" which has 3 colors with lace at the bottom (very pretty). And last they have the "Sassy Prints" which has 4 more cool styles!
They offer the Hip-T in 9 sizes anywhere from Youth 10-12 to 3XL.
This is really going to change a lot of shirts for me! I'm so excited to add this to my wardrobe and would love at some point to add some more colors and styles.
Best of all Hip-T is giving away
1 of ANYTHING on their site (in stock) to 1 Lucky Reader!
thanks Hip-T!
Here's how to enter...
1. First Visit Hip-T here and let us know what you would choose if you won.
Come back and let me know in a comment.
Up to 5 extra entries...
Leave a separate comment for each one you do.
2. Blog about this giveaway
3. Follow this blog or let me know you do.
4. Subscribe or let me know you do
5. Twitter or Facebook about giveaway
6. Grab my button and add it to your site
Remember leave a separate comment for each item you do,
leave up to 6 comments!
This Giveaway will end Saturday, May 9 at 8pm est.
1 winner will be chosen using
Have Fun!!!

Western Ribs

Have you ever made ribs at home??
I made them for the first time this week! Wow were we ever impressed. We have REALLY been missing out. This was close to the BEST meat I've ever tasted.
It was also really easy to make! If you've never tried it, I encourage you to give it a try.
Here's what I did...
I bought Western Ribs at my local butcher. The meat was $1.59/lb. WOW!!!! That's cheaper than hamburger and this was like eating steak. I think we will be having this a little (lot) more often!!!!
Put them in a pot and cover with water. Add a little salt, pepper, and garlic salt. (I added about 2 tsp. of each aprox.) Bring to boil and then boil about 10 minutes.
Take out of pot and put in baking dish. Pour BBQ sauce over the top. I used close to a whole bottle (you wouldn't need that much but it was expiring). Cover and put it in the oven at 325 degrees for about 90 minutes. The last 45 minutes I turned it up to 375 for my potatoes (I have no idea if turing up the temp. played a part in its tenderness, but I don't think so).
That's it! Get ready for the most tender delicious meat ever!! Seriously my hubby didn't eat anything else on his plate because he didn't want to ruin the perfect taste in his mouth!!
This is the recipe I kinda used.
Have you ever made ribs?? Let me know how you make yours!!
For more recipes visit The Grocery Cart Challenge, she usually starts her swap Thurs. night!

High Dollar Frosted Flakes Coupon

Go to to print your $1./1 Frosted Flakes coupon.
That's an awesome coupon.
You should be able to print 2 per computer.
Hurry, they may not last long!
Be sure to check each page because there's also a $1./1 for Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, Mini Wheats, Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, Special K, and Pops!
You can also just click on my scroll bar on my left sidebar. It helps support all the hungry mouths we feed around here!!!

Edit to add -- you can also print these coupons again here at the Kelloggs site. -- note each coupon prints on its own page. Kind of an ink hog!!

Strawberry Shortcake

I Love Strawberry Shortcake!!
I usually just make a yellow cake for the base and then of course put strawberries and cool whip on top!!! YUM!!
We enjoyed some this week, it reminds me so much of summertime!!
For more Things I Love Thursday visit Sarah's blog here!!

Daily Dose

Galatians Chapters 4-5

Verse 22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Freebies Today

I've never heard of this before, but go here for a FREE sample of this seeded, plantable paper that grows. Hmmm I'm game to try!!
Free sample of Jergens Natural Glow here.
Go Here for a sample of Aveeno Nourish Collection

In His Word Wednesday -- Joyful

Being Joyful is so important.
I know it's something I am continually working on... to make my house a joyful place to be. I fall short often but I really desire to be a joyful person!
Here are some verses I found...
Ps. 68:3
But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.
Ps. 100:2
Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
Hab. 3:18
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.
Zec. 10:7 b
and their hearts will be glad as with wine. Their children will see it and be joyful; their hearts will rejoice in the Lord.
Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
I Th. 5:16-18
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
The Zechariah verse stood out to me.
If we're joyful our children will see it and be joyful!
Now it's your turn! 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 Wonderful Day!
Sorry I forgot the linky, here it is...

Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you!!!

I owe you some major THANK-YOU'S!!!
I'm totally flattered! Over the last couple weeks my awesome blogger friends have given me not 1, not 2, not 3, BUT 4 AWARDS!!!
You guys are AWESOME!!!

Attitude of Gratitude Award
This award was given by Michelle @ Home Decorating News
Check out her post about Making a Backyard Oasis.
Zombie Chicken Award
This was given to me by my neighborhood blogger buddy Susan.
She has a great blog here, go check it out! (sorry it took me 2 weeks Susan!!)
I was also given this award by Veronica at of Mice and Ramen.
You won't believe the pictures of toothpicks she posted, check them out here!
And also the Blogger Buddy Award
Also given by Veronica at Of Mice and Ramen
Wow again THANK-YOU all very much!!
I will be passing these forward to other great blogs soon!

Daily Dose

Galatians Chapter 3

Verse 25

Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Kroger 4-28

Kroger looks like a week to skip! This might work out okay for me since I'm due to skip a week of grocery shopping next week...we'll see
Here are the few things I see worth mentioning...
Milk -- .99 cents includes chocolate
Kroger icecream -- 10/$10
Eckrich Hot Dogs -- $1.25
GM Cereal -- $2.00 -$1./3 = $1.66 each
I Can't believe it's not butter -- $1.99 -$1./2 = $1.49 each
Yep that's it...
Let us know if you see something else!

Free Magazine!

Go here to get you free 12 month subscription of
Garden Design.
No strings attached! I think it looks like a
great magazine!!
Appears that this is no longer available...Sorry it was short lived>>

Country Bob's Review and Giveaway

I had the privilege of trying
They generously sent me two bottles to try out.
I must say that this sauce made the best meatloaf and we are now permanently changing the meatloaf recipe that we have used for 12 years to
I admit that's quite a feat because we don't change our food habits very often! And this recipe doesn't even use sugar, which we have always used for meatloaf!!

In addition to making awesome meatloaf, we also used it to dip our oven roasted potatoes in and make hamburgers. Those burgers were exceptional and I'm not just sayin' this! I took a pound of hamburger, added about 1/2 a cup of country bobs sauce, and mixed. We grilled it and remarkably the burgers held together perfectly! Then instead of ketchup we doused them again with the Country Bob's sauce.
The All purpose sauce has the perfect mix of sweet and tangy without being overwhelming no matter how much you use! I would definitely say that this sauce is an excellent replacement for ketchup.
And the best thing about their company is this statement
taken right on their site!
"It would be nice if we could claim responsibility for the success of the company, however, credit must be given where credit is due. Proverbs 16:3 says, "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." We have placed true ownership of Country Bob, Inc. in the hands of God.
"Christ is our CEO" and He is an Awesome Boss!"
They even have "Christ is our CEO" on every bottle they produce! AWESOME!!!
Now on to the GIVEAWAY!!!
Country Bob's is generously offering 2 bottles of All purpose sauce to 2 lucky winners!!! That's 4 bottles they're giving away!
Thank you Country Bob's!!!
To enter...
1. First go to Country Bob's recipes here and tell me which recipe you'd most like to try.
Come back and tell me in a comment!
Up to 5 Extra entries... Leave a separate comment for each item you do...
2. Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link
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(Up to 6 separate comments!)
This giveaway will end
Thursday, May 7th at 8pm EST.
2 Winners will be chosen using
Good Luck!

Homeschool Review - Spelling

For Spelling we use "A Reason for Spelling". I started using this program last year and used it again this year. We really like it!
We started with level B and used C this year. I am able to have both my 4th grader and my 2/3 grader do the same level.
For each child you will need a student book which costs around $14.50 from Rainbow Resource.
Then you will need 1 Teachers Book for $27.95. I'm debating on skipping the teachers book next year to cut cost. I don't think we would miss out on too much. The only thing I would miss is the dictation, I would just have to make it up. I don't think that would be a problem!
Without the Teacher's book the program would only cost me around $29. next year for 2 kids. Not Bad!!
You can go here to "A Reason For's" website and they have placement tests to help you know which level would be best for your child. They also have sample pages to look at or download and print them out.
So what do you use for Spelling? Do you use a formal program or just make up words?
Leave a comment and let me know!


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