Saturday, July 25, 2009

CVS 7-26

Lots of Freebies again this week at CVS!!!
Here's the list
Caliber 100 pg comp. book -- .99 get .99 ecb = FREE -- limit 2
Caliber pencil or index case -- .99 get .99 ecb = FREE -- limit2
Colgate Total -- $2.88 get 2 ecb use $1./1 MQ= FREE -- limit 1
CVS Erasers, push pins, or binder clips -- .99 get .99 ecb = FREE-- limit 2
CVS Tampons -- $1.89 get 1.89 ecb = FREE -- limit 1
Pilot Easy Touch Pen 2 pk -- .99 get .99 ecb = FREE -- limit 2
Swingline tot stapler or sticky notes -- .99 get .99 ecb = FREE -- limit 2
To see more deals visit

Daily Dose

Revelation Chapter 4

Verse 11

"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being."

Friday, July 24, 2009

Weekly Groceries

I only went to Kroger this week.
I was in a different town and they didn't have a Meijer.
Since Meijer didn't look so hot I decided not to make an extra trip!
I got 50 items for $40.00 Even!! Saving 65%
That's .80 cents each!
I did the Mega Sale the max 3 times!
I stocked up on 6 bags of shredded cheese. I also stocked up on granola bars, chex mix, fruit bowls, and cookies for camping!
I spent $3.xx earlier in the week at CVS for milk and other goodies!
I'll spend the remainder of my $55. budget for meat at my local butcher!
Have a great Weekend!
I know I will since we're CAMPING!!!!
Oh and I get to pick up my 2 kiddos tonight from camp!

Loving Our Husbands...

"Loving my Husband Friday"
with Shannon at
The Peer Review!
To see the first 51 ways to Love your husband go
52. Help him to finish his goals, hobbies, or education when you see he needs it.
53. Treat him as if God has stamped on his forehead: “Handle With Care.”
54. Work to get rid of habits that annoy him.
For more ways to Love your Husband
go here and link up!

Daily Dose

Revelation Chapter 3

Verse 20

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

QOTW -- What would you do with Blueberries??

Random Question of the Week...

What would you do with a

huge pan of blueberries??


I would definitely make this again!

Blueberry Crisp --
Here is the Recipe!!

And maybe make these...

They look delicious!
of course I would also freeze some
and my 3 yr will eat a boat load before I can do anything...
What would you do or make???
(I might be asking because my wonderful SIL
picked up 15 lbs for me! Thanks Gen!
I love new recipes and ideas!)

I'll be leaving any minute to go camping but
can't wait to read your ideas when I return Sunday!!!

Gone Camping!!

I'm leaving today to go camping for the weekend!!!
I have all regular post scheduled so
you'll probably not even know I'm gone!!!!
But I won't be able to respond to emails or comments until
Sunday when we return!
Have a great weekend!!!

Sunday's Coupon Inserts

You should expect 2 inserts in Sunday's paper!
It looks to be a pretty good week imo!
Here's a few of my favorites...
Many Yogurt coupons $1./1
Post Cereals -- $1./2
Ziploc bags -- .40/1
Nabisco Cookies -- .75/2
Palmolive Dish soap -- .25/1
Jell-O -- .50/2
Single Candy bars -- $1./2
Combos -- .50/1
Lawry's marinade -- .50/1
To see more info on these coupons and to see
the complete list visit
the coupon clippers
click on Smartsource or Valassis on the 26th


We love to go letterboxing!
We've only went one day but it was great!
It goes right along with the camping/hiking theme which we love!

If you've never done it or heard of it
you can go here and read all about it!

All you really need is a rubber stamp, ink pad, compass (sometimes), and notebook.
Then you just print the instructions from your computer and off you go to find the little box hidden somewhere along the way!
We have hopes to hide one of our own.
We just need to make the time and do it!!
Have you ever been letterboxing?
If so how many stamps do you have in your notebook?
Visit Sarah for more "Things I Love Thursday"

Daily Dose

I'm now entering Revelation (yikes). I thought of skipping it
but in a quest to read through the whole Bible, I'm plunging on.
I will still post a verse or so a day but please realize that Revelation is
meant to be read in context. So be sure to read the whole chapter
not just the verse I post!! I also believe that Revelation isn't meant to be
totally understood so when you're confused just know that the time is

Chapter 2

Verse 7

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Crayola Twitter Party coming up... Giveaways!!!!

Big Twitter Party starting next week!
**All infomation and items are provided by My Blog Spark and Crayola**
Crayola has teamed up with Mom it creator of
"Girls Night Out"(GNO) to bring you the "Crayola Creativity Cast".
The weekly series of GNO discussions will feature a new topic each week like "Affordable Fun 101" and "Back to School Survival Guide"
I'm excited because I'm one of the chosen to review this "Creativity Pack" and what's even better for you is that I get to give 1 away per week here on my blog for 4 weeks for a total of
In the Creativity Pack you will find things like...
* 24 pack crayons
* 10 ct. crayola markers
* 12 ct. crayola colored pencils
* crayola pip - squeaks colored pencils and glitter glue
* Crayola window crayons
* Tadoodles washable crayon Buddies
* Crayola color explosion black surprises
* Crayola Color Switchers
All from
So how do you join the party???
** Every Sun-Tues - RSVP for the party at
** include your Twitter URL
** Visit MomitForward each Monday for a custom tweet grid
** On Tuesday Night Tweet away using hashtag #gno
**Also come back here during the Twitter party and after to enter the giveaway. Leave comments of what you're learning at the Twitter Party. Each comment is one entry. Leave as many comments as you wish! Entries is UNLIMITED!!!!
Sound like fun??? See you Tuesday evening!
I'll remind you Mon. or Tues to go RSVP!!!

If you're unsure how to use Twitter or Twitter hash tags
here's a crash course

** go here to Twitter and make a free account. That's it you're set up!
*** Hashtags just allows you to Twitter with just the people that are at this party. To find the party go to and just enter #gno in the Twitter search on the right sidebar. Then when you make a comment just put #gno at the end of your comment!
Please just ask!!
If you don't know already... I love questions!!!

CVS upcoming MoneyMakers

The Week of 8/2 looks to be a good one...
Stayfree is reported to be $5. get 5 ecb wyb $10.
use bogo MQ from 6/28 SS and also use
1- $1. printable here
to get $1. overage -- limit 1
Also Blinks Tears is going to be $7.99 get 7.99 ecb -- lmt 1
use this $1.50 Printable to get overage
or if your store starts sales on Sat. night
use $4./1 MQ exp. 8/1 - Big MM!!!
Also this same week
Electrasol dishwasher tablets will be 2/$9.
buy $20. get 10 ecb - limit 1
buy 5 for $22.50 use (5) $2.50/1 MQ =$10.
get 10 ecb back = 5 boxes FREE!!!
You can buy coupons on Ebay here.
note if you buy coupons they expire 8/9
Thanks Deal Seeking Mom
Hopefully these deals will be in all areas
but be sure to check the ad before you shop 8/2

Wordless Wednesday

Pretty in Pink!
My mom with her 4 granddaughters a
couple years ago on vacation...
They had a dress up tea party!
(My daughter Halee
is the 2nd one from the right!)
For more wordless visit here

In His Word Wednesday -- Trust

More verses on Trusting

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.

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.

Psalm 28:7
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
My heart leaps for joy and I will
give thanks to him in song.

And my favorite
Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths
There are so many verses on Trusting.
I guess that would mean that it's very important to God that we trust completely in Him. Doing this should bring us rest and lessen worry.

What's your favorite Trust Verse(s).
Leave it in a comment for us!
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!
Prayer Updates...
My Husbands Uncle is doing great! He's still in the hospital regaining his strength but he's doing better each day.
My BIL's Mom is not doing any better. Please PRAY PRAY PRAY for her
You can read the last update here on Shannon's Blog. They have had such a long 3 weeks of a roller coaster ride. Please pray for the family too.

Daily Dose

I'm now entering Revelation (yikes). I thought of skipping it
but in a quest to read through the whole Bible, I'm plunging on.
I will still post a verse or so a day but please realize that Revelation is
meant to be read in context. So be sure to read the whole chapter
not just the verse I post!! I also believe that Revelation isn't meant to be
totally understood so when you're confused just know that the time is

Chapter 1

Verse 8

"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty."

Today's wasn't confusing but I'm afraid days to come may be
very confusing!! That's just the nature of Revelation!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Kroger 7-21

Kroger Continues its Mega Sale but it looks
to me like they took all the good stuff out...
Here are the few things I see.
These items are included in the Mega Sale buy 10 items
and get $5. taken off instantly at register. The first
.50 cents I take off is for the mega Sale. Remember
you must buy in sets of 10 to get these prices. limit ? rewards
per transaction.

Kraft Dressing -- $1.99- .50 = $1.49 -$1.MQ= .49
Smart Balance Butter -- $1.99 -.50 =$1.49 -$1./2MQ= .99
Dole Fruit -- $1.99 -.50 = $1.49 -$1./2= .99
Sunny Delight -- $1.29 -.50 =.79 -.55 MQ= .25
Quaker Quakes -- .99 -.50 = .49
Tombstone Pizzas -- $2.99-.50 =$2.49
Not included in Mega Sale
Kroger Cheese $1.66
That's really all I see.
Do you see anything else???

New coupons

ConAgra has 4 coupons you can print here.
You will need to log in to print.
I was able to go back and print them again.
Visit STL Mommy for all the details.
I was most excited about the Peter Pan coupon .50/1
It printed the other 3 just fine and then printed
a little picture of Peter Pan but no coupon. blah!!!
Hope you have better luck with that one!

Flip Ultra Video Review

I can't even express how excited I was when I found out that Pure Digital was sending me their
Flip Ultra Video Camera.
I'll admit I haven't had a video camera for about 6 years and before that I had one of those huge video cameras. Yea you remember what video cameras were like about 10 years ago. They were HUGE. Remember??? To take it anywhere was like taking another huge heavy diaper bag with you. Well let me tell you times have changed!
Here's a short video I took within minutes of receiving the camera!

This Flip Video lived up to EVERYTHING I dreamed it would be!
Here's what I'm talking about...

It fits easily in my pocket, in my purse, or discretely in my hand!
It's unbelievable!
Okay so I was impressed with the size... Anything else???
Yep Absolutely!!! The picture quality was also impressive. Even my hubby was impressed!! I also loved it's simplicity. I got the camera and learned every button in about 3 minutes. You just can't beat that!!

In addition to all these great features it also comes preinstalled with its own video software.
*** View and Organize Videos
*** EMail Videos
***Publish clips online
***Make Movie Mixes with Music
***Capture Photos from Videos
Awesome!! The only bad thing I could say it that the software wouldn't work with my computer. It needs a least 2 GHZ and my computer is only 1.6 But that is really my computer's problem not the video. I took it to my mom's and it worked instantly on her computer. Her computer is 1.9 GHZ. I plugged in the usb, which by the way flips out from the camera no cords, and within 1 minute I was viewing the videos on her computer! So EASY!!!

The Flip Ultra retails here for $149.99
You can check out all the specs and features here!
((In my opinion it's worth every penny!!!))
If you'd like more info or to purchase your own flip visit The Flip Store, Amazon, or online and many retailers including WalMart, Target, Staples, Sears, Kmart and many more.

Beautiful2God Giveaway

Check out this cool Bubble Planner Giveaway
at Beautiful2God. Sign up here!

Free Sunscreen

Go here to sign up for GalTime and
receive a free full size bottle of sunscreen!
(While supplies last) (Us and Canada Only)
thanks Money Saving Mom and
Free Sample Freak!

Daily Dose

Jude Chapter 1

Verses 20

But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most
holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.

Monday, July 20, 2009

MckLinky Blog Hop - Favorite Recipes

This week's Theme is Favorite Recipe(s).
I have SOOOO many. But Here is two of them.
If you're a regular around here, you've probably already seen me post these. But I thought I'd post them again for the MckLinky and because they're sooooo good!!!!

Pecan Pie Mini Muffins
Only takes 5 simple ingredients!!!
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup flour
1 cup pecans, chopped
2/3 cup butter, melted
2 eggs beaten
In a bowl combine brown sugar, flour, pecans; set aside. Combine butter and eggs, mix well. Stir in flour mixture until just moistened. Fill paper lined mini muffin cups 2/3 full
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 min. or until done.
Remove immediately and cool on racks
Makes 3 dz. mini muffins
Quick and Easy!

My absolute Favorite bread
Zucchini Bread
2 cups raw zucchini -shredded
3 eggs
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 cup veg. oil
2 cup flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla

Put zucchini in strainer and press or squeeze to get excess water out.
Beat eggs, sugar, oil together. Add flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla.
Mix together by hand. Add drained zucchini. Mix well.
Pour into 2 greased loaf pans.
Bake 45-50 min. at 350 can check with toothpick.
Come join the Blog hop!!!!

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