Saturday, December 19, 2009

Walgreens/ CVS 12-20

Check here for the
Walgreens deals this week.

And check here for the
CVS Deals.


And don't forget to check
Money Saving Mom for the deals too!
(she ususally has them up Saturday night or
by Sunday Morning!)

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!!

Be sure to sign up for my
Skin MD Natural Giveaway here!!
Ends Dec. 28th

Have a great Weekend!!!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 108

Verse 4

For great is you love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sunday's Coupon Inserts...

Looks like just 1 Smart Source
insert this week!

Go here to
see the preview.

Edit -- My papers had no inserts???
Even tho this source says there is one...
So if you haven't bought one
you might want to check before you pay.
Sorry for the bad info...

Weekly Groceries

I know I know, I said I wasn't shopping
in the month of December BUT.....

I couldn't resist the Cereal/Milk
deal this week at Meijer!! (details here)

I got everything in picture for $7.96

I also did another transaction at Meijer
I had another $5./$25. food purchase and I just
couldn't let it expire!! No picture for this trans. but it
included 4 -12 packs Mt Dew
more Kraft Cheese, lunch meat, eggs, foil, and several
other items for $22.44 (14 items)

I came out of Meijer with a cart full and
spent right around $30.

I also did a deal at CVS and spent $2.64 oop
(spent 15 ecb got back 10 ecb.)
4 - 12 packs Pepsi products
and other stuff
used a $5./$30. I got last week!
Oh and I got the Viva Paper Towels at Walgreens-
6 pack for $2.99! (got 2)

I think we're set on Pepsi/Mt. Dew for a
good long time!!

Are you ready for the quickly
approaching Christmas Week?!?!?

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 107

Verse 43

Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the Lord.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Printable Coupons!

Here's a few great

$1./1 I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
(not reset for me)

Kleenex .75/1 Coupon Reset!
(thanks Clipping Makes Sense)
Edit - not reset for me...

Malt O Meal -- .75/1 Coupon
(Thanks Michelle)

$1./1 Garnier Fructis Product

I got these printables from
Money Saving Mom
Check out more printables from her site here!

Nature's Paradises 50% off Dec 23-27!

I did a review for Nature's Paradise
back a few months.
I loved their products especially their
coconut hand sanitizer! (I'm just now out!)

btw-- I started using the store brand with stinky
alcohol and it's like pulling teeth to get the kids to
use it... They keep asking for the coconut kind.
I'm definitely going to take advantage of this sale and stock up!!
I just got an email saying that they are offering
50% off your order from
December 23 - Dec. 27

Just use code snow in the
promo box at checkout!!

Don't try now, it doesn't start until the 24th...
I didn't see the dates and already tried it (didn't work!)!!!

I'll remind you the 24th!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 106

Verse 1

Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Great Walgreens Deals!!

Walgreens has some great deals going
on when you combine their $5. RR deal

Check out It's hip to Save here for the details
on how to get Viva Paper Towels and
Nexxus Hair products very cheap!!

I hope my Walgreen's has the new $200. coupon
booklet she talks of here!

Swwwweeeeetttt Meijer DEAL!!!

Sweet Meijer Deal this week on

On sale Select Kellogg's Cereal 5/$10.
buy any 5 get a gallon milk FREE
(pg 11 of online ad)


Buy 10 boxes for $20.
2 gallons milk -- FREE
and $5. of whatever you need
(Kraft Cheese $1.49 would be a good filler using $1/2 MQ)
Make sure total is over $25. (before coupons)
-use $5./25 coupon I posted here (I hope you printed it because it's no longer available)
use 2 -- $5./4 Kelloggs MQ printable here thanks MSM!
this coupon has Target Logo but is a Manufacturer coupon
and $1./2 Kellogg's MQ from insert
Total $9. for
(or less depending on your filler)

10 boxes Kellogg's cereal
2 gallons milk
and $5. of your choice!!
If you buy 4 Kraft Cheese as filler it would look like this
$20. for 10 Kellogg's cereal
2 free milk
4 Kraft Cheese (1.49 each) - $5.96
-$5./25. Meijer Coupon
use 2 -- $5./4 Kellogg's coupons
use $1./2 Kelloggs MQ
use 2- $1./2 Kraft cheese
$7.96 for
10 boxes cereal, 2 milk, 4 cheese
WOW can that be right!?!?!?!?

Hope it works for you
ad does not specify a limit to the
cereal/milk deal

I'm going to try this but it may not
be until Saturday!!

Let us know if you try it!
Even without the Meijer $5/$25.
Food Purchase it's a great deal!!

Skin MD Natural Review and Giveaway

Skin MD is a company that specializes in
Natural Skin Care. They have a moisturizer that is
classified as a "shielding lotion"
You can use this lotion on any part of you.
It didn't work well on my face but I sure
did like it on my feet!

With a "shielding lotion" irritants are kept out and
moisture in. (from their website)

Skin MD was very generous and sent me a full
size bottle to try out! I was very impressed with the
way it didn't feel greasy at all. I also thought it left my body
very soft feeling.

I don't have really dry areas so I can't speak
for that but their website has many user reviews here. There are
some amazing before and after testimonies. If you have
some really dry areas, it might be worth a try!!

You can order here or check here
to find a store near you.

They have also very generously offered to give
away a bottle to one of my readers!

This Giveaway is open to

To Enter do One or all of the following...

1. Visit Skin MD here and let me know something you learned
2. Follow me or tell me you do
3. Subscribe here
4. Twitter about Giveaway
5. Blog about Giveaway

Leave a separate comment for
each item you do.

This Giveaway will end December 28 at 8pm
1 winner will be chosen using

Thanks for entering!

In His Word Wednesday

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

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 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

Psalm Chapter 105

Verse 2-3

Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sugar Cookies DONE!!

As you can see there was plenty of eating
going on with the decorating!!

I keep things simple and use Betty Crocker Frosting.
I might venture to make my own if I didn't
get BC so CHEAP!!!!

Oh and I went to pull out my red food
coloring... well somehow I put the bottle away
empty because There was none in it. (still baffled about that one)!
So we punted and made blue a little nontraditional
but they taste awesome and that's the important thing!!

My 3 yr. old loved to decorate with the M&M's
I bet you can't guess which ones he did!!

Later in the week I hope to tackle another
kind of cookie... We'll see!!

Sugar Cookies -- Baked!!!

I usually just use a small amout of dough and do
a few cut outs at a time.
This dough will be very hard since it's cold
but as you work it for a minute it should
be perfect to roll out!
Be sure to put flour down so they don't stick.

You can see that I like them very thin!
I love to make the icing cookie ratio about 50/50!!!
Gotta Love that Frosting!!!

You can just see the beaming smile!

These are actually baked.
I think one of the keys to great sugar cookies
is NOT overbaking them. I don't even
let them get a hint of brown!
It took about 5 min 30 sec. in my hot oven!

And here are the results!
I counted about 85 cookies plus a bunch of tiny stars.

You will yield less if you make them fatter of course!

Next up!
let the fun and MESS begin!

Easy Sugar Cookies!!!

If you haven't figured it out already the
theme around here is EASY and FEW ingredients!!!

Here's my Sugar Cookie Recipe
They roll, cut out, and bake up so nice
and there's no fancy ingredients!!

I mixed the dough up last night.
I'll be baking the cookies this morning
and the kids will decorate them later after school!

For now here's the recipe

1 1/2 cup Butter (softened)
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
5 cups Flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp salt

Simple Directions
Mix together butter and sugar. Add in eggs and vanilla. Stir.
add baking powder, salt, and flour (stir few at a time)
Chill 1 hour or overnight

Roll and cut out.
Bake 400 degrees 6-8 minutes.
I forget how many it makes, I'll let you know later!

I'll be back later to show you them cut
out and baked and then tonight I'll show
you the final product!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 104

Verse 31

May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works.

Verse 33

I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Martins 12-14

Check here for this week's
Martin's Deals!

thanks Lori

Meal Plan Monday

Christmas is approaching FAST!!!
I just absolutely LOVE this time of year!

This week we're going to start our Holiday Baking!
We don't get elaborate but we love making several
different kinds of cookies and decorating sugar cookies!

We have a rather easy week of meals planned!

Monday -- Pancakes and Sausage (didn't use last week)
Tuesday -- Marinated Chicken, potatoes, veggies, and beans
Wednesday -- Hamburgers and Homemade Baked Fries
Thursday -- Spaghetti, cheesy bread, and applesauce
Friday -- Family Dinner
Saturday -- Homemade Pizza
Sunday -- Crockpot Mac and Cheese with Sausage

For more yummy recipes visit

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 103

Verses 12-13

As far as the East is from the West, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Menards 12-13

4 More Free after Rebate items this week.
This ad is good through 12/24

And last week's ad is good through 12/20
Go here to see the deals.


25' Tape Measure -- FREE after $3.00 Rebate -- limit 2

20" Hand Saw -- FREE after $10.00 Rebate -- limit 2

7 1/4" Saw Blade, 10 pc. Nut Driver Set, 13 pc. Drill Bit Set,
19 pc Drill Bit Set, or 6 pc. Wood Boring Bit Set --
FREE after $4.00 Rebate -- limit 2 TOTAL

Edit To add one Freebie...
I didn't see this one since my paper didn't come today!
Cinnamon Scented Pinecones -- FREE after $4.00 Rebate -- limit 5
thanks Anonymous!!!

Other Deals

9" Magnetic Torpedo Level -- $1.99 after $5.00 Rebate -- limit 2

Trim and Reveal Guage -- $1.99 after $2.00 Rebate -- limit 3

Magic Stretch gloves or hat -- .49 cents each
(while supplies last)

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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