Monday, November 30, 2009

free photo calendar, pictures, photo cards, or 25$ gift certificate

go to american greetings (link below) and click on the photoworks free gift now.  starts at 12 am (now our time)

go now though, becuase they are only giving our so many.  You will get a unique coupon code to use.  I am getting a calendar!


thanks to the ladies at babycenter for the great freebie

Thursday, November 26, 2009

What I am thankfull for

 What I am thankfull for.

This year has been a great year for me.  I have been home with my boys for a little over a year, and although it can be trying at times,  I am very thankfull for the time I have been given.  I am very thankfull for a husband who works very hard to keep food on the table and a roof over our head, and still strives to be a very carring and supportive husband and father.  I am thankfull for three boys who although they are very rambounous and mischivious at times, are also very loving, giving little boys with great big hearts.  I am greatful for a mom and mother in law, both of which I love and adore and both of which are very suportive and loving in return.  I am greatful for all of my sibblings and In-Laws for they each have thier own place in our lives.   Lastly, I am greatfull for all of our extended family for they make our life rich.

I love you all

p.s. I hope everyone is having a great thanksgiving. We enjoyed a nice day with my mom, and on Sunday we will go to S mom's house and spend time with his family. Tomorrow I plan to do some shopping at Walmart. Although I think most of my stuff is done, I still want to get one or two things.

More Deals on Photo Cards

Well I was going to to look for the coupon match ups for CVS (good deals by the way check them out)  when I noticed a post about 75% off from Vista Print.  Check it out.

She also mentions a Seehere deal.  here is more about that

I probally should have posted this earlier, but I and N haven't been feeling well, and now it is thanksgiving.

but thanks to surving the stores and others for all the money I have learned to save.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

PhotoWorks Free Personalized Cover Book

Another great freebie.  

This great book from Photoworks would be a great gift.  It is offered through Photoworks for the first 25,000 customers from the Bonnie Hunt Show.  It is a 8 x 11.5 book and is 20 pages long.  (you can go longer but it will cost you)

I will warn you though, I have been at this all night (it is 1 am now)  I started around supper time.  But I got my book, I went over my pages a little and paid just over 1$ (this includes shipping)

I ended up getting a book of nolans first year.  I thought about getting it as a gift, but decided that Nolan needed a book, or I did i guess.  So a gift for me!!!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Black Friday starting on monday Amazon

Amazon is starting its black friday sales on Monday, and they are going to go on all week.  I believe that these sales are going to change throughout the week and days (i think)

I am pretty excited about this since I have about 50$ in Gift Cards thanks to Swagbucks and Opinion outpost (surveys).  (if you are interested in either of these please leave me a comment and i will get back to you.)

Also at this time Amazon has a free Prime membership for a month which i believe gets you free 2 day shipping on your orders.  You do have to remember to cancel the membership though, I believe that the membership cost 78$/year.  I also signed up for this, due to the sales, I dont' want to pay shipping if I order something that doesn't add up to 25$. 

Sick Here

So something is going around our house.  B was sick Friday night, but only Friday night.  He went to school and was fine, came home and was ok at first.. about 7pm he threw up.  Sat he was fine.

Today it is E's turn.  He was also fine all day until about supper time, at which time he threw up. and he has thrown up multiple times today (to much info right.)  E is also very whiney.  B was much more quiet about not feeling good.

so now the question is will N get it, will I get it, Will S get it.  We will just have to wait and see.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

extreme dare devil

I can't believe the boy climbed up to the top bunk!! and just a min ago he was trying to climb from on top of the basket of toys into the windowseal..  little squirt.

IGA 11/15 - 11/28

turkey  .69 lb

del monte veggies  .49  (great deal at target right now.. stack your man coupon and target coupon for these veggies)

1$/8  11/15 RP

ocean spray cranberry .89

cool whip .79

Russet Potatoes 10 lb bag  1.79

Kraft Cheese 1.69

sarah lee frozen pies 2/5$

dole salads (select varieties) .99

spiral ham 2.49 lb

kretschmar whole or half ham  2.69 lb

stove top stuffing .99 (cheaper at target)

Heinz gravy (also cheaper at target)  1.29
(i think thier is a coupon for this somewhere, but I can't find it right now)

McCormick spices 50% off
11/1 rp  .50/1

swanson broth .69
.25/4  11/8 SS

WonderBread  1.50

kraft mayo or mirical whip 2.99

Progresso (select varieties) 1.50
$0.25/1 Progresso Reduced Sodium Soup, exp. 1-2-10 (SS 11/8/09)
$1/4 Progresso Soup, exp. 1-2-10 (SS 11/8/09)
$1/3 Progresso Soup printable
$1/3 progresso printable

Praire Farms  sour cream .99

blue bonnet margerine .69

I can't believe it's not butter
1$/1 printiable.. i posted aobut it the other day... (link there)

celery .97

jet puffed marshmellows .99

kraft dressing 2/4$

Nabisco snack crackers 1.99
$1/1 Nabisco Crackers or Easy Cheese, exp. 12-31-09 (SS 11/8/09)
$1/2 Nabisco Cracker Product printable

wet ones 2.99  (thier may be a better deal at walmart or target)
$1.50/1 Wet Ones Wipes printable 

sweet potatoes .49 lb

I think those are the highlights.  If you want to look for your self, go to the IGA home page

Friday, November 20, 2009

Adventures in Meatballs

S always talks about how he would like spaghetti and meatballs. So a few weeks ago i got the idea of making some meatballs and just freezing them to use as needed. I thought I will just make them like I would make meatloaf.

Well I was uncertain about temp and time (although I could have guessed i guess) so i went to to see if I could find a recipe for plain ole meatballs. Really I had no luck at that, but I did find this recipe Our Canada Meatballs (Not Your Average Meatballs). 

Let me tell you they are pretty good.  The recipe made 32.  I made a few adjustments, for example, I didn't have any onion soup, so I used tastefully simple onion onion dip mix.  Also I added two eggs to the meat, and some bread crumbs.  Also I only breaded half of them (I ran out of Cracker crumbs)  but I do like the breaded ones better.  I think the cheese and bacon in the middle make these so yummy.

Ethan helped me make them.  he poored ingredients together, and coated the meatballs with cracker crumbs after I dipped them in the egg.  It was fun.  Although now my house is all smokey

here is E and N enjoying the meatballs for lunch

This is the mess that N made while E and I made meatballs.  This is partly picked up though  (I hate this cabinet anyone with ideas how to better organize it drop me a line.)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cleaning for a Reason- one less thing to worry about (for women with cancer)

Someone on Babycenter posted about Cleaning for a Reason so I thought I would pass it on.  It seemed like a very sweet idea.  Here is a bit about what they do. 

click please
It's What We Do!

Fighting cancer is difficult enough, but living with it is even tougher - and that's where the Cleaning for A Reason Foundation steps in.  This newly formed nonprofit offers free professional housecleaning, and maid services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer - any type of cancer.  We'd like to
TELL YOU MORE! Sign up for our news and updates to stay informed with the Cleaning for A Reason Foundation!   

You can help now.  If you currently use a professional house cleaning service to clean your home, please call and ask them if they've heard of the Cleaning For A Reason foundation.    Every day, we recruit a new maid service to join our program and become Partners with a heart and soul for house cleaning.

1$/1 i can't believe it's not butter coupon

I have heard that you can print more than two (usually you can only print 2 internet coupons) 

and it is a pretty high dollar one.  I think thier is a deal at Target right now for i can't believe it's not butter.. you might want to check out survivign the stores, or couponing 101.  I'm not for sure, but I think with this coupon and a target coupon it may be free

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Shopping Yesterday

I made a run to Target yesterday, and stopped at Super Valu for a few things we needed.

here is what I got

I spent 15
I saved 35
total value 50$
total percent saved  70%

then I ruined my percent by going to Super Valu..   I went for some Necesities, like bread, and milk (stupid me I didn't even check those at Target)

at super valu

i spent 24
I saved 2
total value 26
total saved 7%

Total for the week

i spent  39
I saved 37
total value 76
total % saved  48%

I do still have to go to CVS and IGA,  but I don't plan on getting a whole lot.  If for some reason i don't get thier, well that is ok.  Just a note.. the sales at IGA and Super are this week and next week, which kind of sucks becuase they aren't great. 

if you need target match ups here are some links

Couponing 101

Surviving the Stores

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Our Christmas Cards

Our Chirstmas Cards came today.. yea..  50 free cards and free shipping.  While checking out the Freebies4mom site, I have learned that now they are only available for the 4x8 cards, but I dont' think that really matters, they are still free right!

check out for more information if you missed my post from earlier.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Another SeeHere deal.. FREE Calendar!!

Seehere is just going all out this year.  Yet another Deal, I love it.  They are helping me to get some Christmas shopping done.

the coupon code for a free photo calendar is mallcalendar

Don't forget about the other deals

the site is very busy.  I tried to go just now and it was down for site maitneance, so you may need to check back later.. (I'm willing to bet the best time, is late at night or early morning)


update:  sorry folks it seems that this is not a valid code.. it was ment for people who purchased specific items that where available at select malls..

Let's Say our troops

I stumbled across this site on BabyCenter (thanks to the lady's there who posted it)

At Let's Say Thanks,  you can pick a thankyou card to send to a military personal stationed over seas.  It is free and sponsered by Xerox.

All you have to do is go to Let's Say Thanks, pick out a card, pick a message, and sign it with your name and town.  All very easy, and FREE.  (and a very nice idea on top of that)

have fun


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Night Out

S and I went out for his birthday last night.  We ate at the Red Duece and then went to the bar to listen to a band.  Well that band was The Well Hungarians, and let me say they where GREAT!!

so great that I wanted to blog about it and let others listen to them

here is their myspace page.. (you can listen to some of their songs)

some youtube videos

if your gonna play in texas

devil went down to Georgia


happy birthday Pictures, Images and Photos

Love Jessie, B, E, and N

another shopping trip

I made a extra trip to Walmart and to IGA last nite

IGA (got two new york seasoned  croutons, and one iga waffles)

I spent .99
I saved 5.15
Total Value  6.14
total precent 84%

Walmart (more icing, more soup,  yougurt, browies, endust, and plastic pants)

spent 18
I saved 9
total value  27
total % saved 33%  (those plastic pants really threw off my numbers, but they are needed.)

totals for this trip

spent 19
saved  14
value  33
total %  51%

updated totals for the week

total spent this week 83
total saved 69
total value 152
total % saved 45%

another free 50 photo cards (100 total), and free ornament from seehere...FREE

wow, they are just throwing out the deals.. I have no use for 100 photocards, so the fifty that have been shipped already are good for us.  (I will post a pix when I get them)

but now thier is also a photoornament.  This I am working on right now.  I dont' know if this will be ours our if this will be a gift to someone else.. we shall see (this offer is not valid sorry)

check out couponing101 for the details



edited to add... I'm having difficulty with SEEHERE I am sure it is becuase everyone is trying to get these GREAT deals... if you are having difficulty also it may be better to try later.  (although i am unsure how long some of these last)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

walmart samples

Did you know Wal Mart gives out free Samples.... Well they do.  Here are some that are currently available. 

tampax pearl

Huggies Little Movers Diapers

Pampers extra protection

Garnier Nutritioniste

I would add that you probally shouldn't use your regular e-mail adress when applying for these.  You do get some junk mail.


vocal point

A while ago I joined Vocal Point.  What is vocal point.  It is a web site that offers free samples and coupons.  The coupons so far have been higher dollar coupons,  and sometimes for a free item.  All they ask is that  you share with your friends. 

right not you can join here



Friday, November 13, 2009

Kelloggs Rebate

it finally came  my rebate for my Kelloggs purchases.  With this rebate the 10 Kellogg's things I purchased on this trip came to around .50 a piece... YEA  great deal.  

I was starting to worry, that maybe I hadn't purchased the right products, because it did take a while to get this rebate.  But now it is here.    I LOVE SAVING MONEY!!!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

shopping trips IGA, Walmart, CVS, Super Valu

Did my shopping yesterday. Here is what i got and what i spent

best deals was soup .58 each, had coupon for 1$ off 3
icing 1.26 coupon for 1$ off 2
gold flour 1.50 .50 coupon
danibals 2.12 1$/1 coupon
toster pastires 2.12 1$/1 coupon (check out links to deals in past post)

I spent 20
I saved 12 (10.35 in coupons)
Total Value 32
total saved 38% (i did pick up some things that i payed full price for.)


best value Texas toast croutons .99 .50/1 coupon that doubles to 1$ free (if i head back that way i may get more of these,, since I now have more inserts.

I spent 28
I saved 20
total value 48
total precent saved 41%

Super Valu (i only got meat and a pie)

total spent 11
total saved 3$
total value 14
total percent saved 21%

cvs (i got two arm and hammer laundry detergent, 2 creast toothpaste, 1 reuseable bag, and little deal, where you purchase this leaf, they scan it when you use your bag, and on the fourth scan you get a 1$ in ecb)

total spent 5.00
total saved 20.00
total value 25.00
total % saved 80%

total spent this week 64
total saved 55
total value 119
total % saved 46%

coupons for campbells soup

these are for cooking soup, which is currently on sale for .58 at Walmart in Carlyle


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Target Trip

techiniquely this trip was on sun so it was last week. But it was a sad trip. We as a family went, and I used very few coupons. We bought stuff like underwear, adn t-shirts. I wish I hadn't gone so early in the week, really no good coupon match ups where posted yet, and now they are. So I am debating making a trip over there. I probally won't though, that is a little bit of a treck when I have already gone this week, their are some decent wal-mart deals this week so I guess I will go there instead.

here are some coupon mach ups



I should mention that these match ups are regional and sometimes they don't match, but lots of them do!!


Free Sample of Betty Crocker Potatoes!

I hear from St. louis mommy's blog that you can get a free sample, and that it is a full sample, she has posted that is also included a .50/1 coupon and some box tops.

here is the link!!

and here is st. louis Mommy's blog



Monday, November 9, 2009

50 free photo cards & free shipping

50 free cards (4x8 or 5X7) from seehere photosharing, and freebies4mom. and 100 photos for new members!!!

here is the link to freebies4mom blog post

I'm working on mine right now!



It seems that IGA is having a sale on baking goods. So now is the time to load up on these things!! I plan to buy a few of each. Partly for baking and partly hoping they will last at least a little while. Maybe this year I should ask for a small deep freezer.

and on top of that they are doubling coupons up to .50 cents!!!

here is my list.

IGA sugar 4lb bag 1.69 each

Pillsbury flour .99

Pillsbury layer cake mix .69
.50/2 9/27/09 ss
.50/2 11/1/09 rp

Assorted pork chops 1.49 lb

Keebler Townhouse, Bistro, or Wheatables 1.99
1$/2 11/1/2009 RP

Kelloggs cereal 2/4$
1$/3 11/8 RP Kelloggs Raisin Bran, Raisin Bran Crunch, Smart Start or Frosted Mini Wheats 10 oz or larger
1$/2 11/8 RP
Kelloggs Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks or Frosted Flakes 10 oz or larger
1$/1 11/8 RP
Kelloggs Crispix, All Bran, Rice Krispies or Corn Flakes 10 oz or larger
$1/3 Kellogg's Cereal printable
$1/1 Kellogg's Corn Flakes printable
$0.75/1 Kellogg's Crispix, Smart Start or All-Bran Cereal printable
$1.50/3 Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks or Froot Loops printable
$0.75/1 Kellogg's Rice Krispies printable (click those above)

IGA Cream soups .69

Nabisco ritz bits, teddy grahams or honeymade crackers 2.49
$1/2 Nabisco Cracker Product printable

Frito Lay products 1.99

New York Texas toast croutons .99
.50/1 11/8/09 SS

wonder bread/butternut 1.59
.55/1 wonderbread

Creamette pasta .99

IGA white bread .88

Betty Crocker boxes 2/3$

IGA chunk and shredded cheese 1.39

Frito lays potato chips 2/4$
coupon in flyer

Wesson Oil 2/5$

IGA chunk pineapple .89

Saturday, November 7, 2009

shopping trip...IGA, Super Valu, Walmart

I went grocery Shopping on 11/3/2009. I went to Super, Walmart, and IGA. They also have some good deals at Target, but I had decided that it wasn't worth the trip at this point.

so here is what I spent (sorry no pix this time)


I spent 17.00
I saved 24.oo (9$ in coupons)
Total Valu 41
Total Percentage 58%


Total Spent 17.00
Total Saved 13.00
Total Value 30.00
Total Saved 43%

Super Valu (estimated, since I can't find my receite)

spent 37
saved 15
total value 52
total savings 28%


total spent 71
total saved 52
total valu 123
total savings 42%

As usual I did poorly at Super valu. My list for thier was short, but I ended up picking up soem things that were also on sale. I think it is just that store. I can't seem to find any good deals thier. Which is why I try to shop thier last and for meat.


Friday, November 6, 2009

I recently realized that I had neglected in posting pictures of halloween. so here they are. Sorry they are sideways,, I am having issues with my computer, and it won't let me flip them

family pictures

While we where at my moms house, we thought we would sit down and try to take some family pictues. He is what we got.

The second last one is the actual picture I thought ended up pretty good, and the last one is that same picture, only cropped.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Birthday Wishes


Happy Birthday Pictures, Images and Photos


Fall Fun

We went to my mom's house the other day to play in some leaves ( we live in a newer subdivision and have neglected to plant any trees, yet)

The boys had a blast. I took tons of pictures, and we even managed to get a good picture of all of us together.
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Hi, I am a stay at home mommy who is trying to stay sane with three very mischievous little boys, who are the light of my life. Oh, I also have a husband that I adore. I have recently started a weight loss journey (again). I do like good deals, but have not been as active as I use to be in couponing.. and lastly I am a flybaby who hasn't been flittering very well recently, but I am still trying.