Saturday, May 23, 2009

CVS 5-24

Several Freebies at CVS this week.
I scanned my card on Wednesday and I
got a $5./$30. woohooo!!! great week for that.
I see free milk in my future!
Here are the deals...
Sunday/Monday only
Clearasil Face Wash -- $3.99 -$1.MQ -- get 3.99 ecb = $1.MM lmt. 1
Revlon Nail Color -- $3.99 -$1.MQ - get 3 ecb = FREE - lmt. 1
Platex Gentle -- $3.99 -$1.MQ - get 3 ecb = FREE - lmt 1
Bandaids -- $2.99 -1 MQ - get 2 ecb = FREE - lmt 2
All week...
Speed stick -- $3.99 - ?MQ - get 3.99 ecb = FREE or overage - lmt 2
Gain Laundry -- $5.99 - get 2 ecb = $3.99 -- limit 1
Colgate -- $2.99 -1MQ - 2 ecb = FREE -- limit 1
To see the ad scans go here. For more deals go here!
Let us know if you see something else...

Walgreens 5-24

Here's what I see at Walgreens this week...
I think I'll skip it again!
Reach ultraclean -- 2/$5. buy 2 get 3 rr = $5. -$1MQ -$1. MQ- 3RR = FREE
Speedstick -- $1.99 -$1.MQ- 1 RR= FREE
Colgate -- $2.49 -$1.MQ -$1.50 RR = FREE
Posture d Calcium -- $8.99 get 8.99 RR = FREE
Vitamin Water -- $1. -$1.MQ= FREE
Adidas deodorant -- $1.99- $1.MQ= .99 cents
To see ad scans go here. More deals go here.
RR = register reward - a coupon that spits out after your transaction is over. You can use it for your next transaction. To read more about how Walgreens works go here.
If you see something else let us know in a comment!

Daily Dose

1 Thessalonians Chapter 5

Verses 16-18

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Weekly Groceries!

Total this week $58.90
I had to spend over $10. for Homemade Icecream ingredients, $4. for paper plates (yes I should have been better stocked), and $3.50 for S'mores ingredients. I was very happy that my total was only a little over my $55. budget!
I still need to spend around $5. for cold meat and cheese.
BUT for having a birthday party and camping all weekend, I think only being $10. over was pretty good. It's so nice to have stocked pantries to pull snacks and food from for vacations!
The Receipt Run Down...
At Meijer I spent -- $35.90 for 35 items
At Kroger I spent -- 23.00 for 33 items saved 57%
Spent $58.90 for 68 items -- .87 cents per item
Saved $79.38
Oh yea I almost forgot I got a $3. catalina back for the kraft BBQ deal!
Did you have a good week???

Free Blue Bunny Yogurt!

Melissa emailed me to let us know about free Yogurt!
Only good 5/23-5/25 if you buy Blue Bunny Aspen or Sedona Yogurt Granola Novelty,
Blue Bunny will pay you back.
Limit one per household.
Just print this form and send it in with receipt and UPC.
Allow 4-6 weeks
Thanks Melissa!

Loving Our Husbands...

"Loving my Husband Friday"
with Shannon at the Peer review!
To see the first 24 ways to Love your husband go here
25. Give him time to be alone. (This energizes him to reconnect at other times.)
26. Admit your mistakes; don’t be afraid to be humble. Peel away your pride.
27. Defend him to those who disrespectfully talk about him. Remember that love protects
For more ways to Love your Husband
go here and link up!

Daily Dose

1 Thessalonians Chapter 4

Verse 11

Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own busines and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

PakNac Winners...

Thanks to everyone who entered the PakNak giveaway!
The 2 winners are...
# 49 Spitfyr323 and #63 Becky Marshall
Here are your random numbers:49 63
Timestamp: 2009-05-22 00:37:44 UTC
I have sent an email to each of you. If you didn't get it please email me at
dailyessentialsanddeals @
You will have until Tuesday at noon (since it's a holiday weekend). If I haven't heard from you by then I will choose new winners.
Thanks again to PakNak for sponsoring the giveaway!
For those of you who didn't win. They are still offering a 20% discount off your entire purchase using code Pac20. Start shopping here!

Awesome Garage Sales!!!

I got up early this morning and took 4 kiddos to garage sales! (yea I'm a little nutty)
It was a lot of fun minus a few mischievous kids at times!
I left the kids in the car at one point, Yea I'm a bad mom!!! Anyway you'd think that a 10, 8, and 6 yr old could keep a 3 yr. old from getting out but nooooooooo to my amazement here he comes running across the road alone (not busy housing addition road thankfully). Obviously from then on he came with me! Guess that blows the mother of the year award... Oh wait never mind I lost that Jan. 1!!!
But Best of all I got to meet a fellow blogger in person! Susan had won one of my giveaways a few months ago and when I asked for her address I noticed she lived 20 miles from my house. Sometimes it seems it's such a small world. We've been in touch since then.
She's the one who told me about the awesome sales. She emailed me the address of the sale she would be at... Well somehow when I checked this morning I had deleted the email. I was bummed, I knew there was NO WAY I would just happen to come upon her at all the sales. Well at the very last sale I went to there she was!! I couldn't believe it!
It was great to meet you in person
So on to the deals I found!

I was able to get tons of much needed boys and girls clothes!!
Total for all these clothes was $34.00 WOW! There is another 5 pair of jeans not pictured ( they were in the washer before I took the picture)!
All together for the boys I got...
11 pair of jeans -- no holes, most hardly worn, and very name brand
2 pair Khaki pants
7 pair sweat pants - nice ones!
6 shirts -- nice "church" shirts
1 set of PJ's
For my 8yr girl I got...
4 shorts
9 shirts (she really needed these)
3 pants
I wish I could have found more for her...
Where do all the families with girls live???
Anyway That's like 43 items.
And as many of you know I like to figure out...
it's .79 cents per item! WOOHOO!!
I couldn't believe how cheap they had really nice clothes priced!
I was VERY excited!
Okay I'm shutting my trap now!!!
Thanks for letting me ramble and share my excitement!
So is anyone else lovin' garage sales??

No Coupon Inserts this week!

There will be no coupon inserts this weekend!
Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend CLIP FREE!!

Things I Love Thursday

We love Camping!!!
And we're going... See you Monday!!!

We love the hiking, the biking, the campfires, the talks, the time doing nothing, the stories around the campfire, the games, and of course the food. There's so much we love about camping... well actually there's not much we don't like!!
In fact tomorrow afternoon we're going camping!
I'll be back on Monday... I have most of my regular posts scheduled but I won't have any internet (I know deep breath) to make sure everything goes smoothly or to respond to your wonderful comments!
So I hope you enjoy your long Memorial Day Weekend. I know we will! I'll be sure to take some fun pictures and share them with you soon!
Let me know if you're a camping family too!!!
Next week I'll post "What we ate Camping"... Yum!!!


Sarah @ 8Muddyboots is having internet trouble.. So I'm sure she'll be back next week for Things I Love Thursday... For now go sign up for her truck giveaway!

Daily Dose

1 Thessalonians Chapter 3

Verse 13

May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Medibag Review

I had the chance to review another
really cool product...
This is a great family owned and operated company. I think it's awesome that all of their products are made in the USA. They use only 100% recycled, US/EU lead free plastic. All of their products consist of latex free contents and what's even better is that all of their products are assembled by the disabled. What a great idea!
As soon as I opened the package the kids were all over the medibag! We loved it. It was so appealing. We opened it and there was tons of stuff inside. My 3 yr old kept taking me to the bag because he kept saying he had an owie!
Too cute!!!
Finally after a week (not that I was hoping for my kids to get hurt!!) but my 3 yr old actually did get a owie on his foot. I was able to grab the medibag and have everything I needed. Antiseptic wipes, Antibiotic ointment, and Band-aids!
I think this kit would be great to keep in the car or the camper too.
With 4 kids, it seems we're always needing to bandage something!

Can you believe all this comes in the medibag...

30) Assorted Kid-Friendly Bandages
(12) Junior Bandages
(20) Antiseptic Wipes
(4) 2 X 2 Gauze Pads
(4) 3 X 3 Gauze Pads
(2) Knee & Elbow Bandages
(1) Anti-Itch Ointment
(2) Antibiotic Ointments
(1) Burn Gel
(1) Eye Wash
(1) First Aid Guide

(1) Instant Cold Pack
(2) Blue Kid-Friendly Exam Gloves
(1) Hypoallergenic First-Aid Tape Roll
(1) Plastic Disposable Tweezers
(10) Application Swabs
(1) Sting Relief Pad
(1) Emergency Information Label
(20) Kid-Friendly Fun Stickers
(1) Kid-Friendly Organized Doctor's Bag
(1) Coupon for a Free 45 Item Refill Kit
I couldn't think of anything it was missing!
A very complete kit.
And you even get a coupon for a free refill kit!
To get yours you can order online at one of these sites
or check this page for a store in your area.
They have several other products too so be sure to check them out!
I definitely recommend their Medibag!
Thanks Medibag for allowing me to review your product!

Wordless Wednesday

My 3 yr. Old
Caught Red Handed
In the Candy Cupboard!

In His Word Wednesday -- Thanks

Psalm 118 Verses 28-29
You are my God, and I will give you thanks;
you are my God, and I will exalt you.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
We really need to remember to thank Him for EVERYTHING!
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
Hope your week is going great!

Daily Dose

1 Thessalonians Chapter 2

Verse 13

And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What will they think of next????

This is what my boys kept busy with this afternoon!
I was quite impressed!!!
Meet the designers... Micah and Malachi!!

Kroger 5-19

Here's what I see at Kroger this week...

My Kroger Triples to .50 cents -- everything else is face value.
Be sure to keep your eyes open for Manager Special's
I always take my binder in just for those wonderful surprises!
Dixie paper plates -- $2.50 -.35 MQ= $1.45
Kroger Icecream half gallon -- .99 cents
Weber Grill Creations -- $1.00- .50 MQ = FREE
Cool Whip -- $1. -$1./2 MQ = .50 cents
Dial Soap -- $1. -.35MQ= FREE
Smart Balance -- $2. -$1.MQ= $1.
Kraft Dressing -- $1.69 - $1.50 MQ= .19 cents
Eggs -- .98 cents
Kraft BBQ sauce -- $1. -$1. MQ or .75 MQ = FREE or .25 cents -- The Catalina deal should be running through 5/24 -- buy 6 bottles for $6.00 use 6-$1./1 MQ= FREE plus get a $3. catalina back at register - good for your next shopping trip!!
Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ -- $1. -$1./2 = .50 cents
Kroger cheese -- $1.66
Wheat thins -- $2. -$1.MQ= $1.
Colgate toothpaste -- $1. -$1.MQ= FREE
Pepsi or Coke 12 packs -- buy 4 get 5th free = 5/$12. (I'm hoping for better Memorial Day pop sales) (Sorry I said "pop" I'm from the Midwest
Let us know what you see! I'm sure I missed something!
Have a great week!
So do you say pop or soda???? -- Just curious!!

New Cellfire Coupons

It's that time again!
Cellfire has added more coupons to their site. You can go here to load the electronic coupons to your Kroger card! 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 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.
Here are a few coupons they just added.
Lucky Charms .55/1
Chex Mix .60/1
Knorr Sides .75/2
BC Supreme Brownies .75/2
Nature Valley Bars .55/1
Banana Nut Cheerios .75/1
BC Suddenly Salad .35/1
Hamburger Helper .50/1
Pillsbury Toaster Strudel .50/1
Yoplait Kids .80/2
Vaseline lotion $1./1
Be sure to go here to load them to your Store Card!

Yummy Recipe

Monkey Bread!!
Just in case someone out there has never made monkey bread,
I thought I'd share the recipe I use!
It's so easy to make. It's one of my kids' favorites, they LOVE to help make it too!
The pic shown above is made in a fancy pan, I just use a regular loaf pan.
You will need...
2 cans regular size refrigerator biscuits
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 cup melted butter
-- Mix sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
-- Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces and roll each piece in butter and then in sugar mixture.
--Layer in loaf pan or 9" square pan that has been lightly greased.
-- Pour any remaining butter over the top.
-- Bake @ 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
-- Cool and pull apart with hands to eat!!
For more wonderful recipes visit

Old Navy $1. Flip Flops

Old Navy is having a one day Sale for their flip flops.

May 23 only (while supplies last) they are only $1.00

Daily Dose

1 Thessalonians Chapter 1

Verse 10

and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead -- Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Kiss My Face Review and Giveaway

Giveaway is now closed
Can you imagine winning all of this????
Well keep reading because Kiss My Face is giving away this package (25 products)
worth over $250.00 to one of my wonderful readers!
They also sent me one of these wonderful packages worth over $250. to try myself!!
What a generous company!
I have been using these products for about 1 week! I have used it morning and night and have loved their products. My face has been so smooth and soft! I normally have several breakouts each month but haven't had any since using these products... coincidence?? I don't think so. To top things off, the trouble spots on my face have even started going away! It's GREAT!!!
Kiss my face has many products on their website. Everything from toothpaste, face products, lip products, soap, deodorant, haircare, and even sunscreen! They even have a great line of kids products with no artificial colors, fragrances, or parabens.
Their products are Natural and organic!
Be sure to check out all their products here.
Okay to get specific they have sent me 2 new lines of products.
The first is called the P.O.P (Potent and Pure Organic Face Care).
There were 13 products in this line...
Step 1... Cleanse
-- Creamy Face Cleanser
-- Facial Cleansing Bar
-- Exfoliating Face Wash
Step 2 ... Tone
-- Antioxidant Toner
Step 3 ...Nourish
-- Ester C. Serum
Step 4 ... Moisturize
-- Facial Creme and Sunscreen
-- Ultra Hydrating Moisturizer
-- Brightening Day Creme
-- Intensive Repair Night Creme
Step 5 ... Eyes
-- Eye Repair Creme
Extra Treatment ...
-- Botanical Acne Gel
-- Jojoba and Mint Facial Scrub
-- Deep Cleansing Mask
You will get 1 of each of these for the giveaway!
13 awesome products!

The second is called the S.O.S line (Sheer Organic Shimmer or Shine)
This line has 2 main lip products and 6 wonderful colors.
Sheer Organic Shimmer
--Garnet, topaz, opal, pearl, ruby, amethyst
Sheer Organic Shine
-- Garnet, topaz, opal, pearl, ruby, amethyst
I loved these lip colors because they were not overbearing at all. I could wear these and be very comfortable! It gave just enough color and shine without being too much!
You will get 1 of each with the giveaway -- 12 products!!
If you're in the market for some new face products
I definitely recommend giving this company a try!
So here's how to enter the giveaway!
1 Winner will recieve the 25 products pictured at the top, a package worth over $250.00
thanks so much Kiss My Face!
1. Visit Kiss my Face and tell me something you learned, something you'd like to try, or a fact about their products.
There's so much info on their site.
Come back and let us know what you found in a comment.
Extra entries -- leave separate comment for each one you do...
2. visit and subscribe to Kiss my Face's blog here
3. Twitter or Facebook about the giveaway
4. Blog about this great giveaway on your blog
5. Become a follower of my blog ( or let me know you are)
6. Subscribe to my blog (or let me know you do)
This giveaway is open to US entries only.
Comments will close on May 28 at 8pm est.
1 Winner will be chosen using
Good Luck!


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