Saturday, August 8, 2009

Crayola Winner!

The Winner is #89

She answered...
3. What are their ages?
Connor is 4
I have no Email and no info. for you....
Please Email me or leave a comment in the next 48 hours!
Or I'll have to pick a new winner....

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-08-09 00:47:28 UTC

Thanks to all who entered!
Remember starting Tuesday night
I'll have yet another
Crayola Creativity Pack Giveaway Starting!!!

Join us at the Twitter Party!

CVS 8-9

CVS doesn't look quite as good as they have
but still a few things worth stopping in for!
Here's the freebies...
Revlon Colorstay Makeup -- $9.99 get 9.99 ecb -$1./1MQ = FREE plus overage
Hersheys, Mars, or Nestle Candy Bars -- $1./2 -$1./2MQ= FREE
Sharpies Highlighters -- .99 cents - $1. printable here.
To see all the CVS deals this week
Visit I Heart CVS.
To see the ad scans go here!

Hot $5./$25. CVS Printable!!!

CVS has a $5./$25. printable coupon on their site!
Just go here and take a short quiz and
you'll be able to print yours!
It also says to ask your Pharmacy about
to get a $25. coupon booklet!
thanks Money Saving Mom

Sign - Up Saturday

Bountiful Giveaways in Blogland!
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!!
Giveaways going on here...
Crayola Creativity Pack - ends Tonight!
Lauren Nicole Necklace -- ends 8/10
Bottle Smelly Washer -- ends 8/15

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Daily Dose

Revelation Chapter 16

Verse 1

Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, "Go, Pour out the seven bowls of God's wrath on the earth."

Friday, August 7, 2009

MckLinky Giveaway Blog Hop!!

New Mcklinky Blog Hop for
Here are the ones to sign up for here
**Crayola Creativity Pack - ends 8/8
**Lauren Nicole Necklace Giveaway - ends 8/10
** Bottle of Smelly Washer Giveaway - ends 8/15
After you enter these
Just click on the links in the Blog Hop to
find tons of other Giveaways!!!
Great Weekend Fun!!

MckLinky Blog Hop

Weekly Groceries

This week I made a stop at Aldi's.
I haven't been there in months but it looks like, thanks to Kroger closing, I'll be visiting more often. We'll see how things work out as I do a little grocery restructuring. I still have an option to go to Kroger in another town it's just not so convenient.
I also got an unconfirmed word that another Kroger around here is closing.
What's going on???
This picture cost me $43.89

At Aldi I spent $35.14 for 43 items
And at Meijer I spent $8.75 for 21 items
I had to get some Chlorine for our pool so I was able to
use a $5./$30 I got at Meijer last week even tho I didn't get
that many groceries!
Guess What... the Machine spit out another $5./$30 YIPEE
Love free food at Meijer
Anyone else been getting these $5./$30. coupons
or am I just lucky this time??

All together I spent
$43.89 for 64 items. or .69 cents per item
I also spent money at CVS for milk this week and I spent about $5. for toilet paper at Menards.
I'm only getting cold meat at the Butcher this week for a couple dollars So I think I stayed right at my $55. budget!
Anyone else have any Kroger Stores Closing in your
areas or is it just around here??

For more Weekly Groceries visit here

Loving Our Husbands...

"Loving my Husband Friday"
with Shannon at
The Peer Review!
To see the first 57 ways to Love your husband go
58. Don’t expect credit for all you do for him. Do it as “unto the Lord.”
59. Make sure he agrees with everything important that you’re planning to do.
60. Do little things for him— let him sleep in, bring him coffee and/or breakfast in bed, etc.
For more ways to Love your Husband
go here and link up!

Daily Dose

Revelation Chapter 15

Verse 1

I saw in heaven another great and marvelous sign: seven angels with the seven last plagues-- last, because with them God's wrath is completed.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sunday's Coupon Inserts

Looks like another great week!
2 Smart Source and 1 Red Plum!
Here's some of my fav's
Activia 4 pk. -- $1./1
Bic Stationary -- $1./2
Chinet lunch-- $2./1
Dan Active 4 pk -- $1./1
Dole All natural Fruit Jars-- .50/1
Jell-o pudding - .35/1
Lysol Bathroom Cleaner -- .40/1
Lysol Toilet Cleaner -- .40/1
Sargento Cheese Snacks-- .40/1
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix-- .40/1
BC Fruit Shapes -- .40/1
BC Suddenly Salad-- .50/2
BC Frosting -- .50/1
BC Warm Delights -- .50/1
Cheerios Snack Mix -- .50/1
Chex Mix Bars -- .50/1
Yo Plus Yogurt 4 pk. - .50/1
Kraft Singles - $1./2
Vanity Plates -- .50/1
Vanity Napkins -- .50/1
And there's more
Go here to see the complete list!
Remember you can buy the inserts here!
Happy Clipping!!

QOTW - Shoe Size

Random Question of the Week...

What is your shoe size?

Mine is a 9 to a 9 1/2
(I know big feet!!)

If you have a question you'd like featured,
e-mail me!

((I'll even link to your blog (if you have one) in the post!!))
G or PG rated only please!!!

Daily Dose

Revelation Chapter 14

Verse 7

He said in a loud voice, "Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and springs of water."

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wordless Wednesday -- Buried!!!

My 3 yr.old came running in the house
yelling "Micah Buried Micah Buried."
I thought this was an interesting thing for
him to come yelling,
So I ran out and found this....

Crazy Kids!!!
For more Wordless Wednesday
visit here

In His Word Wednesday -- Judging

Luke Chapter 6
Verse 37
"Do not judge,
and you will not be judged.
Do not condemn,
and you will not be condemned.
Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
Wow those verses are a lot to live up to.
How do we go about our daily lives and not judge?
I think the only way is to keep our eyes focused above
and not on what others are doing.
My footnotes say...
That Jesus did not relieve his followers of the need for discerning right and wrong, but he condemned unjust and hypocritical judging of others.
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!

Another Prayer Request Update.
My husband's Uncle is back in the hospital.
He's doing okay now but needs prayer.
My BIL's Mother is still in the hospital and needs tons of prayer.
Also pray for the family, they are going on a month now of half living in the hospital. I can't imagine how hard that is on them and on their children.

Daily Dose

Revelation Chapter 13

Verses 16-18

He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.
This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number, His number is 666.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Crayola Giveaway!!

Join us Tues. Nights from 9-11 pm est. for the
Twitter Party!
Details and RSVP here.
Week 2 Crayola Giveaway!!!

Brought to you by My Blog Spark and Crayola!

1 Winner will win the
Crayola Creativity Pack Pictured!!!
Last week was a lot of fun when I just opened comments
up to whatever you wanted to tell us!
See last weeks winner here!
This week is not a lot different
except I have questions!!!

Leave a separate comment for each question you answer...
1. Do your kids go to Public, Private, or Home School?
2. How many kiddos do you have?
3. What are their ages?
4. When does your school start?
5. Is your school shopping done and What do you shop for?
6. Let us know what your plan to survival is!
7. Let us know what you learned at the Twitter Party! (Unlimited)
More entries
8. Blog about giveaway - leave link so I can visit you!
9. Follow me or tell me you do
10. Twitter about giveaway -- (can do once per day)
Looks like enough to keep you busy!!!
Giveaway will end August 8 at 8pm est
1 winner will be chosen using
Have fun and Good Luck!!!

Here are my answers
1. We home school
2. Have 4 kiddos
3. Ages 10(almost 11), 8, 6 (almost 7), and 3
4. School Started Yesterday (August 3) -
(we take 2 full weeks off in October for a festival so we start early)
5. I don't shop for back to school clothes but I do enjoy getting all the awesome school supplies sales and I Stock up Greatly!!!
6. My Plan-- One day at a time!!
7. I'll let you know in comments what I learn at the Twitter Party...
Come join us!
Your Turn...

Kroger 8-4

Another Blah week at Kroger.
Here's the few things I see...
Grapes .99 cents
Post Cereals -- $1.88 -$1/2 = $1.38
Dan Active -- $1.88 -$1. MQ = .88 cents
Activia -- $1.88 - $1. MQ = .88 cents
Pepperidge Goldfish -- .99 cents per bag
Do you see anything else???

11x14 Collage Poster

Visit Shutterfly
to get a 11x14 Collage Poster for FREE
**You will have to pay shipping.**
Use coupon code AF86-SAVE
At first the code would not work for me
I then upgraded shipping the the $5.99 option and it worked.
I got mine for $6.31 -- not bad!!
A few have gotten the $2.99 shipping option to work...
Try to click details and only check the free 11x14 option.
Or freebies 4 mom says to empty your cart and then add the project again from your saved work.
Hope it works for you they're really cool!!
Thanks Money Saving Mom

Daily Dose

It is hard in Revelation to just post 1 verse.
To be honest none of it makes much
sense and I think it's pretty much meant to be that way.
But we can still get things out of it on occasion!!!
Today I will just post the first verse. If the chapter doesn't make
a lot of sense to you, know you're not alone!!!

Revelation Chapter 12

Verse 1

A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.

Only 10 days of Revelation left!!!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

MckLinky Blog Hop - Encouragment

I have to tell you my Oldest Son Encourages me
so much to be in my Bible and to learn more.
It is amazing how well he knows his Bible. He just loves it
and I believe God has big plans for him.
He has a heart of GOLD!!
The other day we were in the car on the way to church. Somehow I brought up how far the East is from the West and hubby and I started discussing it. A little bit later Chi piped up and said here is the verse in the Bible that talks about it.
Psalm 103 verse 12
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
It's a very encouraging verse in its self.
But how many of us could find it with in minutes WITHOUT any concordance or reference of any kind.
I knew that verse was in the Bible but I would have no idea where. Maybe that says more about me but I believe these little hearts can retain and learn more of God's word than we might think!

He encourages me often with how much he knows and
makes me strive to know more!
I encourage all of you to make sure your kids are learning and reading God's word. You'll be amazed at how much their little minds can remember and know!

MckLinky Blog Hop

Crayola Twitter Party RSVP and WINNER!!!

It's time to RSVP to this week's
Crayola Twitter Party!
Brought to you by and My Blog Spark!
Topic this week is
Back to School Survival Guide!
Go here to RSVP and let everyone know you're coming.
Then Tues. night from 9-11 pm est
Go here to Twitter or to the Tweet Deck and
Twitter the night away with us!
Remember to use hashtag
#gno and #crayola
Now the winner of last week's
Crayola Pack is...

#94 Sarah


Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-08-03 00:17:21 UTC

Thanks to all who entered!!
I had a blast reading all your wonderful helpful comments!
If you didn't win this time I'll be giving away 3 more
1 per week for the next 3 weeks
The next Crayola Giveaway will start Tuesday night around 6pm!
Be sure to come sign up then!

Smelly Washer Review and Giveaway

If you have a Stinky Washing Machine this is the product for you!
I was sent a bottle from smelly washer
to test out and it worked!

It's so simple to use!
All I did was put a capful of smelly washer in my washer. Put the temp on hot and started it up. I let it agitate for about 4 minutes and then stopped it and let it soak overnight. In the morning I let it finish its cycle.
When it was done, there was some gunk on the bottom that I just wiped out. I smelled the machine and it was better!! Not completely gone yet but better. Their site says it might take several times initially to get it completely gone. Then it only takes about 1 capful per month to keep the smell away.
I have to wonder if the washer where we "clean" our clothes smells -- then something in there is not "clean"... Right???
Another benefit is that it also cleans towels
that have that stinky mildew smell on them too.
I didn't try this since our towels don't really smell anymore
since using the laundry ball.
So to Recap Smelly Washer...
** Is all Natural
** Removes Washer Odor
** has up to 24 treatments per bottle
**Easy to use
** Removes Towel Mildew

Much more valuable info is found on their Blog and FAQ page.
You can also purchase Smelly Washer here on their website.
So how would like to win a bottle
to try out for yourself???

Smelly Washer
is giving 1 bottle away to one lucky reader!
thanks Smelly Washer!
To enter do one or all of the following.
Leave separate comments for each one you do.
Also don't forget to leave your email.
Giveaway is open to US only.
1. Visit Smell Washer's Blog here and tell me something you learned.
2. Let us know if your washer smells too! (mine did!!)
3. Follow my blog or tell me you do.
4. Subscribe to my blog or tell me you do.
5. Grab my button or let me know it's on your site.
6. Enter one of my other giveways (tell me which one)
7. Twitter about giveaway - can do once per day
8. Blog about giveaway- leave link so I can visit!
Remember to leave separate comments for
each item you do. Up to 8 comments

or more if you Twitter daily!
This Giveaway will end August 15 at 8pm est
1 winner will be chosen using
Good Luck!!!

Meal Plan Monday

We're starting our home school this week!
We always start off pretty slow and then
add in more subjects as we get into the
groove of things!
Here's our menu plan this week...
Monday-- Spaghetti
Tuesday -- Grilled Steak, potatoes, and veggies (didn't have last week)
Wednesday -- Grilled Hamburgers and pasta salad
Thursday -- Grilled Chicken, potatoes, Garden Salad
Friday -- Birthday Party
Saturday -- Pizza
Sunday -- Grilled Sloppy Dogs with Mac and Cheese
Do you see a theme???
I'm keeping it very basic with lots of grilled foods!
I just heard that it's actually supposed to be HOT
this week.... I'm not believing it. We just had the coolest
July in all of recorded time - like 107 years!
Crock pot Baked Potatoes...
Did you know you can do baked potatoes in the crock pot?
Just wrap them in foil and put them in the crock pot.
Cook all day on low or high 4-5 hours! Don't add water!
So Easy and NO OVEN!!!
Have a great week!

Daily Dose

Revelation Chapter 11

Verse 17

"We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.


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