Saturday, January 23, 2010

CVS 1-24

Visit Cha Ching Queen or
I Heart CVS for the
CVS Matchups this week.

You won't believe it...
The Pepsi deal is on again this week! (limit 1)
Guess we'll be stocked up for the entire
summer/camping season!! AWESOME!!

Sign Up Saturday...

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 check out my new Giveaway.
Win a hand stamped necklace from
Magpie Designz!
Just go here to enter!

Have a great Weekend!!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 141

Verse 8

But my eyes are fixed on you, O Sovereign Lord; in you I take refuge-- do not give me over to death.

Friday, January 22, 2010

New $1./2 Kraft Coupon

New $1./2 Kraft coupon on!!

Go here and print 2 for yourself!
(remember after you print it once, it will move
to the last page)

Thanks Macomb Money Savers

Sunday's Coupon Inserts...

You should expect 2 inserts on Sunday.

Go here or here to see the preview!

Magpie Designz Review and Giveaway

What a wonderful company I came across!
Emily from Magpie Designz designs all kinds of
hand stamped jewelry! I just fell in love with it!

She was so sweet and sent me something to review.
I chose the Jacob Necklace for my Daughter.
I'm going to give it to her for her 9th birthday next week!

It was perfect, the middle stone is her January birthstone
and she stamped her name Halee Faith on it!
(sorry for the poor pic quality)

Here is one of Magpie's pictures of the
Jacob Necklace

All of her jewelry is hand stamped.
It is great quality and she can personalize it to fit you!

Each piece also comes in one of these 100% muslin
eco friendly pouches, perfect for giving one as a gift!

A few of her categories include -
Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, Pins, Key Chains,
Garden Markers (check these out, Awesome!),
even Dog/Cat Jewelry. Something for everyone!!


Wouldn't you just love to win a
piece from Magpie Designz??

Emily is graciously giving away a
Jaden Necklace
to one of my awesome readers!
It looks like this...

So here's how to enter...

She will ship Internationally!! (WOW!)

Do one or all of the following...
(leave separate comments for each one you do)
1. Visit Magpie Designz and tell me one
of your favorite pieces.

2. Become a fan of Magpie Designz on facebook
3. Follow Magpie Designz blog
4. Follow me! (or tell me you do)
5. Subscribe to my site (or tell me you do)
6. Blog about this giveaway
7. Tweet it! (daily if you'd like!)
8. Tell your facebook friends to come enter.

That should give you up to 8 entries or
more if you twitter daily.
**Just leave a separate comment
for each item you do

This giveaway will end on February 2nd at 8pm.
One winner will be chosen via

Thanks so much for entering!

Weekly Groceries- Pantry Challenge

This week I visited CVS 2 times
and went to Walgreens and Meijer.

Total for items in Picture was $24.83

Then I spent $9.62 at CVS and another $9.95 at CVS
Both trips were mainly Mt. Dew
This is a major stock up of 12- 12 packs for under $20.

This brings my 3 week total up to

I was hoping for a little less but what
can you expect when you buy 12 packs of pop!?!?!

BTW-- I'm thinking of extending my
pantry challenge another month! The deals
have been so good that I've not seen my stock go
down that much.

Plus I have new motive... my computer
has shown the dreaded "blue screen" 2 times in the last
few weeks.. yikes!! It's working fine now but I fear it's
on its last leg (4 years old). So if I can save money, it might go
towards that or if it can wait a few more months, my grocery
budget might be able to buy me a new computer!!
How cool would that be!!!!!

Oh yea, My freezer is loving it too... There
is so much stuff in there that has sat on the bottom for
way too long. I'd love my freezer to be at least
1/2 empty when garden season comes back around!!

Have a great weekend!!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 140

Rescue me, O Lord, from evil men; protect me from men of violence,

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Enter Skin MD Valentine's Giveaway

Go here to enter Skin MD's
Contest ends Feb. 7th and
will arrive to the winner by Feb. 13th.

It looks so cute and it was
super easy to enter!

Kroger Deals this week...

Check here to see the
Kroger Matchups this week.

I'm still waiting for the next Mega Sale!!!

As always Kroger deals vary by region.
Be sure to check your ad!

CVS Trip

If your family drinks any Pepsi Products
or if you like to have it around for special
times. This week is a great week to
pick some up at CVS!
(other items are also included
check your ad for specifics)

My CVS trip!!

Pepsi Products are on sale 6/$20.
buy $20. worth get 10 ECB

You can also pick up some Oust (use b1g1 MQ)
or some Soyjoy bars $6. get 6 ECB back and
use this $5./$30 CVS coupon
to make your total even lower!!

Here's what I did...

1 Oust $3.99
1 Oust $3.99
Milk $2.49
Milk $2.49
Pepsi x6= $20.
-$3.99 b1g1 Oust Coupon
-$5./$30 CVS coupon
-$16. ECB
Paid $9.62
got$ 16. ECB back!!

This brings my Monthly Total
to just under $50.00

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 139

Verse 14

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

CVS - Dove Money Maker 1/31

Week of Jan. 31, CVS has a money maker on
Men's Dove Deoderant.
$5.49 get 5.49 ECB back (lmt. 2)

Be sure to print this $1./1 coupon now
in case it's gone by then!
(remember to print 2)
There is a Huggies deal that week too.
buy $20. get 5 ECB

Thanks for the heads up
Deal Seeking Mom

Wordless Wednesday...

If you happen to home school you might know this...
After lunch, kids have this Huge BURST of energy.
Well it just about puts me to my end.
Anyone else notice this????
(It could be just mine!?!?!)

Anyway, In the winter when I can't kick them outside
for an hour a good place to use that energy
is running with the Wii!
And if you look at the picture, they even think
it's FUN!!!

(and no, I don't think my 3yr. old owns any shirts
at least I haven't seen one on him for a long time!)

In His Word Wednesday

Serving Christ; Serving Others...

1 Samuel 12:24
But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.

Galatians 5:13
You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.

2 things have been on my heart lately..
**Serve Christ**
**Serve Others**

I'm trying to teach my kids this principle.
(and myself of course!)
If we get this through our head, everything
we do takes on new meaning. It's a lot easier
to be happy and to do the things we
need to do each day!

I was NOT put here on this
earth to serve ME..

It doesn't matter if I don't like it, or if
it bothers me, or if I don't want to...
I Serve Christ and I Serve Others...

When I tell my kids to clean up, I often hear
"but I didn't make the mess"
Well my response is now...
"Serve Christ, Serve Others
are you mentioned there?? (no) Then it doesn't matter
who made the mess, clean it up
to serve Christ and to serve others"...

Any thoughts???

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 link, 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 138

Verse 2

I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Italian Cheese Bread Recipe -- So YUMMY!!!

Well this recipe was a

We ate the whole pan with our
Lasagna last week!!!!

I cut it into bread sticks and served it with
Pizza Sauce.
The only thing missing was the
"Real Pizza Hut Marinara sauce"
Anyone know the recipe???

Here's the recipe...
Again it was actually very easy to do!

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. yeast (1 pkt)
1 cup warm water (120*)
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Topping --
1/4 cup Italian Dressing
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
dash of pepper
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or light covering)

1. Combine yeast and water, let it sit for a few minutes.
add sugar, salt, and oil- mix
Add flour and mix- then knead a few times.

Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease the top.
set in warm area for 20-30 minutes (can skip if in hurry)

Punch dough down, place on 16" pizza pan (spread)
or on big pan like I did.
Next time I think I'll use a 15"x10" rectangle pan
(mine were a little thin in the middle with the bigger one)

Topping instructions...
Brush dough with salad dressing
(can use back of spoon)

Combine the seasonings, sprinkle over top.
Sprinkle with cheeses

Let it rise again for 15-20 minutes
(can skip if in hurry)

Bake at 450 degrees for
11-15 minutes

Serve warm!!

To see the recipe I altered from
go here!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 137

Verse 1

By the rivers of Babylon we sat ant wept when we remembered Zion.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Free Lowe's Home and Garden Magazine

Get your free Lowe's Magazine
subscription here!

thanks Danielle

Meal Plan Monday

This will be the 3rd week in the Pantry Challenge.
So far for the month I'm just shy of spending $40.00!!

I'm staying well stocked with the awesome grocery hauls
I've gotten from Walgreens and Meijer!! This week I'm
not sure if I'll do any shopping or not??? I'll wait to decide
until I can properly take a look at the sales!!

Here's what I'm planning for dinner and I'm pretty
sure I have everything I need for all these meals!!

Monday -- Scrambled eggs with cheese, hashbrowns, and bacon

Tuesday -- Marinated Chicken, rice stirfry, cooked carrots, dinner rolls

Wednesday -- Big Salads (again) with all the fixins'

Thursday -- Goulash with Cheesy Italian bread -- Tried this last week and it was a huge hit (recipe coming tomorrow!)

Friday -- Dinner with family

Saturday -- Homemade pizza or Pizza Hut Book its

Sunday -- Hamburgers with potatoes, and carrots in crock pot

As you can see we're having salad again due to the FREE salad that
Meijer had this week. I'm pretty sure we'll have it again next week since
I got 3 bags and the date was 10 days out!! Good thing the whole family
likes it when we have these!!

For more menu's visit here!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 136

Verse 23-26

to the One who remembered us in our low estate His love endures forever.
and freed us from our enemies, His love endures forever.
and who gives food to every creature. His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of heaven, His love endures forever.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Meijer 1-17

Visit Macomb Money Savers
for this week's Meijer Matchups!!

Menards 1-17

I see 1 Free after Rebate item at
Menard's this week.

This ad is good through 1-24
Last week's ad is also good through 1-24
see it here!

Free after Rebate items--
14" Plastic Mud Pan -- FREE after $4.00 Rebate -- limit 4

Other Deals --
De-Icer -- .99 cents after $1.00 Rebate -- limit 4

Interior Flat Paint -- $2.99 after $8.00 Rebate -- limit 5
(Satin $4.99 and Semi-gloss $5.99 after $8. Rebate)

Painter's Premium Caulk -- .49 cents after $1.50 Rebate -- limit 12

All Purpose Plunger -- .99 cents after $1.00 Rebate -- limit 2

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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