Friday, April 30, 2010

Letter Tree

Look what we did yesterday. 

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Early Intervention

N had his fist visit with Kim (I believe was her name)  He had a lot of fun which I knew he would (B always enjoyed his visits with the speech therapist Mary Beth when she came years ago)  anyway, they played lots of different games and played with many different toys.

Well better get going it is late here!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pre K

E was screened today for Pre K at district 12. They don't know if they will have funding yet, because the wonderful state of Illinois has made a mess with its budget. I do think that he will be eligible, so hopefully they have it next year. E also will continue with speech therapy at school.

Either way, I plan to start a letter a week with E, with plans from this website. I hope to start soon, well maybe anyway.  I also found some other websites that seem interesting. 

Also if they don't have Pre-k, E will continue to go to central for their preschool, and I guess to anything that becomes available for him to participate in such as library reading hour. 

oh if you think that the state should continue it's state funded pre k program please call your representatives!!
so their you go


deals this week.

have you looked at the deals for this week, from CVS, walgreens, target,  and walmart.  If you haven't go and check them out.  Usually Deal seeking mom, surving the stores, and couponing 101 have them all listed.

go see if their are any good deals that you need...  I personally am looking forward for a trip to CVS this week,  and am debating a trip to Target.  I have yet to look at Walmart, but usually walmart deals are posted today!

weekly shopping trip


i spent 33
i saved 18
total value 51
total % saved 35%

Super Value

total spent 16
total saved 4
total value 20
total % saved 20%

total for the week

total spent  49
total saved  22
total value  71
total % saved  31%

Monday, April 26, 2010

Win 2 Holiday world tickets!!

Santa's Candy Castle is giving away Holiday World tickets on facebook. Check it out!"!/SantasCandyCastle?v=wall&story_fbid=111858375520524

these are the instructions, copy and pasted from their facebook page!

One winner will be randomly chosen from those who do all of the following by the end of the day on Thursday (midnight CDT): 1) Become someone who LIKES Santa’s Candy Castle 2) Click that you LIKE this post 3) Post the following on your wall: ..."Santa's Candy Castle is giving away Holiday World tickets on facebook. Check it out!"

Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

First, I did not screw up a  note for B to get out of school early one day.  The note which was for the day I sent it, last Thur, Said that B was going to be getting out of school early tomorrow and that S would be picking him up from class around 12pm.  We all know that I am a awesome note writer, and did not write tomorrow on the note. .  I, we all know, would have written the date on the note instead of  saying tomorrow(when actually it was for today).

I did not essentially throw a fit because S forgot to ask for light ice at Dairy King, because as an adult I don't throw fits.

I did not laugh when B cut his hair. Because it is not funny that once again another child of mine cut his hair. This would not happen at my house, because I had learned my lesson the first time and all of the scissors would be out of children reach.

I did not leave my purse at the Grid Iron Grill.  and when my brother called because they had called him (he bartends there) I did not forget even bringing my purse in, and I would not be looking around the house trying to figure out where I left my purse, because I knew that I hadn't brought it in.. and I would not be sure of this until my husband said, I did bring it in, and go up and pick it up...

Nope not I I would not do any of these things.. We all know I am so much better than that!


So here we go again.  I need to get back on the bandwagon, and start fly lady again

This week is the living room

Fly lady zone 5
Monday, April 19, 2010
2:06 PM

If you have a family room, game room, sun porch, or other room that is
used by the family for living purposes, then concentrate on decluttering
one room each month (or as you find more time). Do not push yourself.
They did not get cluttered in one month and they will not get clean in one
week. Remember: baby steps. If you are unable to do any task, just delete
it and go to the next one. Do not save them up. We will repeat the same
thing each week and each month. I am just your reminder. - FlyLady

Also don't forget the weekly house blessings

Polish Mirrors and Doors
Purge magazines
Change Sheets
Empty all trash

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Carlyle IGA

Tostino's 2/1.50 (with coupon in flyer) .99 without
$0.40/2 Totino's Rolls, exp. 7-10-10 (SS 04/18/10)

Coke Products 2 liter bottles B1G1
(coupon in flyer)

Prairie Farms Yogurt 3/.99
(coupon in flyer)

Hunts tomato sauce .69
(coupon in flyer)

IGA cereal .99

Creamette Pasta .99

Rice A Roni .99

Hunts Ketchup .99
.75/1 via

peter pan peanut butter 1.69
$0.75/1 Peter Pan Peanut Butter via

Chef boyardee  .99

healthy choice soups .99

Van Kamps Pork N Beans 5/3.00

Prairie Farms Ice Cream 3.99

Oscar Mayer Lunchables .99

mccormick taco seasoning
$1/1 Select McCormick Products, exp. 5-23-10 (RP 04/25/10)

Chi-Chi salsa or snackers 3/5$

Dei-Fratelli tomato sauce, or tomatoes .79

Free 4x6 Photo Magnet from CVS

Their is a new code out for a free 4x6 Photo Magnet from CVS.

The code for the Magnet is FREE4MOM.  If you choose to pick it up at the store, then you don't have to pay shipping making it totally FREE!!!



Saturday, April 24, 2010

Closet Rorganization

So this week on flylady, was the bedroom.  I decided to clean out the closet and get rid of some of my clothes.  Not that I have a lot of clothes to discard or, I just have a lot that I don't wear anymore, either it doesn't if or I just don't like it anymore.  I ended up getting a big pile of clothes
My closet looked pretty good when I was done.  and I had lots more flip flops then I realized.  This is what my closet now looks like.  Pretty good huh.  (although I do see a shirt that maybe I should have taken out)
Now here is what the rest of the room looks like

don't worry though, the rest got picked up also. 

My next quest.. go through the chest in my room (the one in the picture above.) also go through B and E's clothes and take out the winter stuff, and the clothes that doesn't fit anymore.  I have actually already done N's clothes and added the outgrown clothes to my yardsale pile.

so that is what I have been up to lately.



Thursday, April 22, 2010

weekly spending

super valu

I spent 8$
I saved 3$
Total Value 11$
Total % saved 27%

Super Valu (second trip)

I spent 15$
I saved 4$
Total Value 19$
Total % saved 21%


spent 12
saved 0

Totals for the week
I spent 35
I saved 7
total value 42
Total % saved 17%

Man I have not been doing very good lately in how much I have been spending, although overall I have not been spending a whole lot.  Mainly just essentials the last few weeks.  I actually haven't been to IGA in two weeks, but I hope to make a trip on Sat. ( i need milk and some other things on sale)  I also haven't been to CVS, That is usually where I make my big savings.

gotta go


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wal Mart

Passion for savings has this weeks wal-mart deals up.  Go check them out, and see if their is anything you need!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Free 5 x 7 Photo Book from snapfish

Use the code ALLYOUMOM and get a free Photo book from snapfish,.  For the first 10,000 customers so HURRY!! 

I do believe you will have to pay shipping.

this is just in time for mothers day!!


Monday, April 19, 2010

super valu

lunchmakers .99

eckridge .99lb

white potato's 5lb bag .99
(coupon in flyer)

Large Eggs .99
(coupon in flyer)

super chill soda 12 pack 2.47

Creamette pasta 1.00

Knorr pasta and sides 1.00
5$ on chicken when you buy 10

Pringles 1.25
$1/4 Pringles Cans, exp. 4-30-10 (P&G 03/07/10)
$1/4 Pringles Product, exp. 4-30-10 (P&G 04/04/10)

texas toast 2.00
$0.50/1 New York Brand Texas Toast, exp. 6-14-10 (SS 03/14/10)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Amazon Mothers Day deals

 Mothers day is May 9th, do you know what you are getting your mom, or significant other.  Check out Amazon.  They have Gifts for any budget, check out the link bellow.

mothers day

They've made gift shopping easy, with ideas sorted by personality, discount, and category. Plus, they're offering special deals, like an extra 30% off select jewelry gifts through May 5, 2010.

and 30% off kitchen and dinning gifts

kitchen deals

Friday, April 16, 2010

old navy trip!

Stacie and I went to Old Navy this morning.  The first 50 people got 50% off.  What a trip.  We got there at like 8:45am and left at 11:30.  Stacie got lots of nice stuff.  I got a shirt for me, a pair of shorts for me, a shirt for S.  and Each of the boys got some stuff also, most of the clothes the boys got though are birthday or Christmas presents (since I bought some winter stuff that was on clearance.
I got 15 things. (part of me wishes i had skipped the shorts for me, and got more for the boys, that is just the mom in me right??)

anyway I spent  67.34
I saved  64.44 (with the 50% off)
I also saved  66.62 (savings on clearance)
total value 198.40
total % saved 66%

think how good i could have done if I had totally stayed away from regular price stuff..

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


B's allergies are so bad tonight.. Don't get me wrong they have been tough all week but tonight and maybe last night they have been horible.  Right now I am debating taking him to the doctors tomorrow.  E has an appointment in the morning for his 4 year check up.  I'm thinking I could just switch and have B go tomorrow, and E can just go at a later date..

Part of me says wait till tomorrow, but I know tomorrow AM he will probably seem better, and then it will just get worse again later at night

Poor baby I feel so bad for him.. it has really been a bad week for him.

other than that not much is going on in our house.  Doctors appointment tomorrow, Friday the Kirby sales people are comming to clean a rug (I'm not buying, just going to let them clean my carpet)

S is going ot make an appointment for E to get screen for preschool (hopefully they have a preschool next year)

N has a follow up appointment with the doctor for his wrist, on Fri

I think that is it.



Monday, April 12, 2010

My diaper sash

I reorganized my diaper stash.
I had been just using a box on top of N's dresser, but then I remembered I had this thing.. So I pulled it out.

all of the cuteness of my diapers makes me want to buy more... I do need another cover so I may just get one... I love fluffy mail!!

fun at the park

super valu 4/12

i spent 36
i saved 22
total value 58
total % saved 38%

i also went to helliges
i spent 5$ and saved nothing  s

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ben-Gil elementary and PEPSI Refresh

I don't know if anyone remembers this school.  They had just built it in the last 10 years, than in 2008, a mine subsidence left cracks in the school, that where unfixable, and left the school condemned.  

here is a copy and paste of thier overview


On March 28, 2009  our community suffered a tragic event.
Our 700 elementary school students have permanently lost their school!

Benld Elementary located in a small rural community about an hour northeast of St. Louis, MO and about an hour south of Springfield, IL was built about seven years ago. The damage from mine subsidence happened throughout the school, forcing it to be condemned.  This was not an ongoing issue, the damage (as you see in the pictures) happened in one weekend and it's expected to get worse. The walls are twisting and cracking, floors sinking and rising, in many different directions and basically as the building is sinking it is being torn apart.

The rural communities in this area developed as mining became its key resource many years ago. The school, as well as a majority of the homes, businesses and other buildings, were built over the top of these mines that are hundreds of feet under the ground.

IGA match ups

Prairie Farms IceCream 1/2 gallon 2.29

keebler cookies 2.50
$0.55/2 Keebler Cookies, exp. 5-2-10 (RP 03/07/10)
(i won't be getting these, but if you want to go ahead!)

Bush's bake beans 2$

pringles 1.25
$1/4 Pringles Cans, exp. 4-30-10 (P&G 03/07/10)
$1/4 Pringles Product, exp. 4-30-10 (P&G 04/04/10)

sunshine cheez-its  1.66

tide stain release 5.99
$3/1 Tide Stain Release, exp. 4-30-10 (P&G 03/07/10)
$3/1 Select Tide Stain Release Products, exp. 4-30-10 (RP 03/28/10)

lysol toilet bowl cleaner 1.99

$0.50/1 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner, exp. 4-13-10 (SS 03/14/10) 

thier were also coupons mailed out a few weeks ago, if you have them, I would go get those products, if you need them!

Friday, April 9, 2010

LOOK WHAT I WON!!! had a giveaway on her blog (she has them frequently)  and I entered into one, and WON.

I won a Creation Cottage from Kids Craft USA

me and E

The boys are really enjoying it.    E and B where coloring it yesterday, and today E continued.  They where just playing in it before they went outside a few minutes ago.

Thanks DealSeekingMom--  go check her out yourself, and enter some of her giveaways, maybe you will win!!


N and his cast

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter Pictures

E at home hunting eggs

N enjoying some peeps

more of E

B hunting eggs

B and E


At Grandma Jacksons
Over all we had a great Easter.  The boys enjoyed hunting eggs and they really got into it this year.  They didn't need any help at all.  N wasn't that interested, but that is ok, he has many years to go right.

hope everyone had a great Easter

walgreens 7 days of photo's Thursday

80% off collages

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


skim milk 1.99

dole classic iceberg salad .99

tombstone 3/9.95
(stock up price.  you don't need to buy three to get the sale price)

Prairie Farms ice cream 1.95

lunch makers .99

pringles  1.25
$1/4 Pringles Cans, exp. 4-30-10 (P&G 03/07/10)
$1/4 Pringles Product, exp. 4-30-10 (P&G 04/04/10

peter pan 1.88

birdseye veggies .99
$0.35/1 Birds Eye Freshlike Vegetables, exp. 4-17-10 (SS 3/21/10)
$0.35/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh Products, exp. 4-17-10 (SS 3/21/10)
$1/3 Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetable, exp. 4-17-10 (RP 03/07/10)
$0.50/1 Birds Eye Box or Bag Vegetables, exp. 4-17-10 (SS 03/21/10)

prairie farms yogurt .99

chicken breast 1.58 lb

chicken noodle soup .50

They are doubling coupons.. up to .50,  which does make some of these things very good deals.. (like the birdseye veggies)

but as I seem to find, the deals are rare when they double coupons (or i am just missing them!)


Walgreens photo week

11X14 poster for 1.99

Monday, April 5, 2010

7 Days of Deals (on photo's)

Walgreens: 7 days of photos
wags 7 days

Walgreens is doing a 7 days of Photo Deals .  There are some highlights that I will remind you of daily- here is the list of what we will see:  (i will try to anyway)
4/5 – Monday: 50% off Everyday Photo Books & Free 2nd Set (from roll film)
4/6 – Tuesday: $1.99 11×14 Posters
4/7 – Wednesday: 20 Free Prints
4/8 – Thursday: 80% off Collage Prints
4/9 – Friday: Free 8×10
4/10 – Saturday: 20 Prints for 20 cents & 5×7 prints from roll $8.99
So today is 50% off Everyday Photo Books with code 50Book at checkout.  You can create your book HERE.

thanks to and the babycenter crew


Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

oh once again it has been a while, so let me think

Lets start with, we did not go to lowe's today and buy new blinds, only to get home and realize that they are cut wrong.. the window is 70 1/2 inches wide, and they cut the blinds to 70 1/2 (yes we did tell them the size of the window, and the lady who helped us at first said they would be cut a little smaller, but the guy who cut them didn't do that) and no we didn't figure this out until we had all of the brackets screwed in, after borrowing a drill from my brother, after a very long time trying to figure out how to do it... sucks now i have to go back tomorrow

Ethan did not skip speech last week Thursday to get his picture taken, because we all know how important speech is, much more important that pictures....

and then to top it off, I did not write down the wrong date so Ethans appointment was not on Friday, it was most definitely on Thursday, because we all know I WOULD NOT write down the wrong date.. !!!  thankfully they got us in on thur.

and lastly

I did not forget to bring said pictures to every single family gathering this week.  Why would I get pictures taken,  and then forget them when everyone was together for Easter.  It is absolutely the best time to pass out pictures, so we know that I remembered them and gave them to every interested family member... right!?!?!

ok gotta go now


Aveno hair care sample

also comes with a coupon!!! yea!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

CVS deals


i will probally be getting the

bayer meter ( 5$ money maker)

among other things

carlyle IGA

Banquet Dinners 1.00
$1/4 Select ConAgra Products, exp. 4-15-10 (SS 03/14/10)

IGA saltines 10/10 (1$ each)

Dole classic salads 1$

Rice a roni 1$

betty crocker cake mix 1$
$0.75 off Betty Crocker Cake Mix + Frosting, exp. 5-22 (SS 3/28/10 #2)

IGA toaster pastries 1$

IGA mustard 1$

White bread .88

lots of 10/10$.  and don't forget that you don't have to buy 10, you can buy as many as you need!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

super valu trip on april 1st

what a great trip.  I plan on going back, maybe later today ( i need some food to bring to easter)

I spent 48
I saved 45
Total Value  93
total % saved 48%

i got 10 malt o meal cereal, 7 packages of cheese, 20 some cans of veggies, meat, milk (1.69 expired yesterday), and bread

I was so excited yesterday when I left.  I do really need to go back for more cheese, and more cereal. 
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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.