Saturday, February 21, 2009

Thought of the Day

"You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strenth, and say, I'm proud of what i am and who I am."

Mariah Carey

Friday, February 20, 2009



This has been another long week but a good week except for one minor accident I had Wednesday night. The best part of the week is my husband came home!! We are going out to celebrate Valentine's Day this weekend.

My minor accident is that I fell down 8 steps Wednesday night. Luckily, I was not carrying Payton, I was holding her hand. She did not fall but I scared her to death. I am very bruised and sore. My feet just came out from under me and down I went. My neck, elbow, knee, back and worst of all my butt is sore and bruised. I have walking slowly and it takes me a little longer to get up. Other than that, I'm fine and hopefully the soreness will disappear over the weekend.

Have a great weekend and I'll see you Monday!!

FREE Pictures at Walgreen

You have to order online to redeem. Make sure you choose pickup in store so there will not be any shipping charges.

Thrifty and Neat Blog Entries Found This Week

1) Play Clay for Kids - Make your own play dough.

2) How to Save On Groceries - A great list of items.

3) Entertainment Freebies for Families - Heather at Freebies4Mom has compiled a great list.

4) If you want to have some Mardi Gra fun at your house here is a recipe for a Mardi Gra King Cake and also printable mardi gra masks.

5) DIY Spa Rose Bliss Tub Soak - Sounds very relaxing and great way to repurpose a rose from Valentine's Day.

FREE Sample of Selsun Blue Shampoo

Click here to order.


Click here to print your coupon for $5 off $20 purchase for Friday and Saturday ONLY.


Click here to print your coupon for 20% off your purchase Sunday, February 22 from 5pm to 9pm ONLY.

Thought of the Day

"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."

J. M. Barrie

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Walgreens Trip - 2/18


2 Yes to Carrots Lip Balm - On Sale for 2.76 each
Used (2) $2 IP,$1 WAG Coupon that doubled
.48 Overage

2 Relvon Creme Lip Gloss B1G1F 9.99 Each
Used (2) $2/a Coupon, $5.99 OOP, Submit $9.99 Rebate
Made $4.00

4 Kelloggs Cereals - 4/$10
(2) Frosted Flakes, (2) Fruit Loops
1.00 IP Coupon on Frosted Flakes
$9.00 OOP - Earned $3 Register Reward

1 Garnier Shampoo - $3.99
Submit for $3.99 Rebate

Total OOP - $19.93 Incl. Tax
Earned $3.00 RR
Rebates to Submit - $13.98

Total Paid - $2.95

Note: If I had purchased 4 Frosted Flakes and used another $1 IP my Total Paid would be $1.95.


After looking and playing around with different blog backgrounds, I finally found one yesterday that I love. I love pink and brown together. Payton has several pink and brown outfits and I actually have a couple too. When her nursery is updated, I am considering using pink, brown, and white.

If you have any problems reading my blog with colors I have chosen, please let me know.

What Did You Get for FREE This Week?

My mailbox has been running over with goodies.

- FREE Tealight Candle
- FREE Working Mothers Magazine
- FREE Interview Magazine
- FREE Total Crunch Sample
- FREE More Magazine
- First Rite Aid Rebate Check
- Another FREE Crest Strips Sample

I also purchased 6 new bath towels, 6 washcloths, 4 dish towels and 4 dish clothes. I spent nothing OOP because I used a gift card that I received for Christmas.

I went to Walgreens yesterday and got my FREE lip gloss, shampoo, and Yes To Carrots Lip Balm.

What Did You Get for FREE This Week?

Thoughtful Thursday

Do you have a friend going through a hard time? If so, do something special for that friend....cook them dinner, offer a night of babysitting or just give them a shoulder to cry on and a little time to listen if they need to talk.

Thought of the Day

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiousity has its own reason for existing."

Albert Einstein

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

FREE Sample of Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

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Blueberry AcaĆ­ Yo-Plus is a creamy, fruit-flavored yogurt with live and active probiotic cultures that help regulate your digestive health year-round. Yo-Plus also is a good source of fiber, calcium and vitamins A & D.

I have 3 Yoplait gift bags to give away. Each winner will receive a coupon for a free 4-pack of Yo-Plus yogurt, Yoplait cooler tote bag, water bottle and a nutrition journal – great for keeping track of your health goals and eating habits.

HERE is a coupon for a 1.50 off a 4-pack of yogurt.

To enter, leave a comment (INCLUDE your email address) and let me know if you are trying to eat better this year and live a healthier life. Any encouraging ways you have found to work for you would be great to share.

The giveaway will close Sunday, February 22, at 9pm. The winners will be chosen and announced Monday, February 23.

FREE Sample of VIVA Paper Towels

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These are my all time favorite.

FREE Sample of Huggies Soft Skin Wipes

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Ramen Shrimp and Vegetables


1 lb. Uncooked Peeled Deveined Medium Shrimp, Thawed
2 Cups Water
1 Package Oriental-Flavor Ramen Soup Mix
1 Bag Stir-Fry Vegetables
1/4 Cup Stir Fry Sauce


Spray 12 inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook shrimp in skillet 3 to 5 minutes over medium-high heat. Cook until pink and firm. When done, remove from skillet and keep warm.
Heat water to boiling in same skillet. Break up noodles from soup mix into water; stir until slightly softened. Stir in vegetables. Heat to boiling and boil 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender. Stir in seasong packet from soup and stir-fry sauce.

Cook an additional 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until hot. Then add shrimp.

Makes 4 servings.

Thought of the Day

"Each person must live their life as a model for others."

Rosa Parks

Monday, February 16, 2009


My husband will be home in 2 hours. It has been 19 days since I have seen him. I can't wait to see how excited Payton will be when we get home this afternoon.

Multi-Use Items - Sheets

Extra sheets are a great item to have. I have used sheets to make no-sew window treatments, pillows, and tablecloths. If you are looking for a way to add something extra to a room, purchase or reuse a sheet that you already have along with no-sew tape and an iron. The possibilities are endless with what you can come up with.


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Thanks to everyone who participated. I had more entries than ever before.

Thought of the Day

He who sows courtesy reaps friendships.

Sunday, February 15, 2009