Saturday, March 14, 2009


I received a $10 off $25 coupon this week from JCPenneys. I made a quick trip during my lunch hour yesterday to see if I could find a great deal. This is what I purchased for Payton.

1 Short - Reg $7.99 On Sale $4.99
1 Capri - Reg $7.99 On Sale $4.99
3 Shirts - Reg. $7.99 On Sale $4.99 Each

Total Before Sale - $39.95
Sale Discount - ($ 15.00)
Minus Coupon - ($10.00)
Total incl. Tax - $16.05

The cashier did mark one item up .05 so my total would $25. The total price for each item was $3.21. I think I found a great deal.

If you received a coupon, don't forget to use it!

Thought of the Day

Be strong and courageous.

Friday, March 13, 2009


TGIF!! It's my favorite day of the week again!! I hope you are as excited as I am that it is Friday. The only thing that I would really like to get accomplished this weekend is sleep. I am really looking forward to sleeping in in the morning.

I did do some "lunchtime shopping" today and I post my pictures later. I got a great deal on some summer clothes for Payton.

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


Click here to print your coupon. Valid for Friday and Saturday Only! March 13 & March 14.

Thrifty and Neat Blog Entries Found This Week

1) Crock Pot Hirino Psito, Slow-Cooked Pork - This sounds great.

2) No Ordinary Door - Great ways to draw attention to your door and welcome doors.

3) Spring Wreath - Lemonhead Edition - I wish I was smart enough to come up with something this cute.

4) Weeknight Tomato and Basil Pasta - This sounds wonderful.

ALL YOU Magazine Coupons for April

If you don't get the ALL YOU magazine, this month may be a great month to start. You can only buy these at Wal-Mart. The magazine is loaded with coupons. There is a coupon for a FREE Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara at Wal-Mart. Getting that FREE item will pay for the magazine plus you will have the following coupons too.

.50 Colgate Wisp
1.00 Marzetti Dressing
1.00 NYC product 1.72 or more
1.00 Sea Breeze
1.00 Brut Fragrance Product
.55 Brut Antiperspirant or Deodorant
FREE Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascard at Wal-Mart
.50 White Cloud Bathroom Tissue
2.00 Jane Product
1.00 Colgate Toothpaste
1.00 Excedrin PM
3.00 on (2) Splenda
.75 Halls 20 ct. or larger
1.00 (1) 6 oz. Stacy Pita Chips
1.00 (1) 10 oz. Stacy Pita Chips
2.00 Faith Like Potatoes DVD
5.00 DenTek Custom Comfort Nightguard
1.00 DenTek Floss Picks $2 or more
1.00 off People Magazine
.50 off All You Magazine next Issue
3.00 (1) Tums Dual Action Product
.50 Taste of Thai Quick Meal
1.00 off 1 can of Underwood
2.00 Spectracide Traizicide Insect Killer Once & Done! Concentrate or Ready-To-Spray
.40 palmolive Pure & Clear Liquid 20oz.
.25 Palmolive dish Liquid
1.00 GE Engery Smart Fluorescent Lighting Product
1.00 Sun Chips
Buy any Glade Sent Oil Candle tin Holder get a Scented Oil Candle Refill Pack
.55 Spot Shot
.50 New York Froze Product
2.00 Noxzema Spashave 4-Blade Shavers
.50 White Castle Hamburger or Cheeseburger 6ct.

Thought of the Day

Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and receives the impossible.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

What Did You Get For FREE This Week?

This week I ended up with the following for FREE:

Viva Paper Towel Sample with coupon
Coupon for (1) FREE Can Del Monte 100 Calorie Canned Fruit
Another FREE Martha Stewart Magazine Issue
Selsun Blue Sample with Coupon
B&BW Coupon
JCPenney's $10 gift certificate to be used on a $10 purchase
Emory Boards
Irish Spring Body Wash

What Did You Get for FREE this Week?

Thoughtful Thursday

While grocery shopping this week, buy a couple of extra items and drop them in the donation box on your way out.

Thought of the Day

Thanks for your kindness - you're an angel.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

FREE Emergen-C Sample

Click here for your FREE Sample.

Walgreens Trip #2 - 3/10/09


1 Paper Plates - 1.79
1 Irish Spring Body Wash $4.49 - Used Coupon for FREE Item = FREE
1 Emory Boards - 1.57, Used $1.00 Mfg Coupon (Expired that said it was OK), Used 1.00 WG Coupon
1 Raisins - 1.00

Total - $2.95
Used Wags Gift Card
OOP - .00

FREE Sample of Caress Evenly Gorgeous Body Wash

Click here for a FREE sample and to play Caress's Instant Win game.


While reading one of my many FREE magazines I get each month, I came across a small article about their favorite items from the Dollar Store. Of course, you never know what you will find when you go in there but here is 3 of my favorite things.

1) Gold/Silver Photo Holder - I have 3 of these throughout my home. They add such a classy touch to any photo.

2) Photo Frames - I have found some really cute photo frames in the Dollar Store. I love to have pictures sitting around of family and friends. I can never have too many.

3) 4-Sided Finger File - I love these. There are 6 different textures to use for your nails and each one is labeled.

Items 1 & 2 together with a picture would make a great gift for anyone. Item 3 would be great to include in a gift basket.

Have you found any great items at the Dollar Store that you purchase often?

Thought of the Day

I can do all things through prayer and coffee.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

RESTAURANT.COM - $25 Gift Certificate for $2

Save 80% on certificates with code MENU
Pay only $2 for a $25 gift certificate.
Now is a great time to stock up for yourself, buy extra for gifts.
They last for a full year.

Walgreens Trip #1 - 3/10/09


4 Ritz Crackers - 2/$3.00, Used (2) $2 off 2 Coupons, .50 each

1 Fruit Snack (Payton had to have it) 1.00

3 Huggies Diapers - $10.00 Each, Used (3) $5 coupons, $5.00 each

4 Reynolds Wrap .89 each (Raincheck), Used (4) 1.00 coupons = FREE (.44 overage)

1 Irish Spring Body Wash $4.49, Used (1) 1.00 coupon, $3.49
Received coupon for a FREE one

1 Axe Shampoo $5.99, Rebate from Walgreens - $5.99

2 Coke - 16oz., Used (1) B1G1F Walgreens Coupon - .50 each

OOP - $ 32.44
Earned $10.00 RR for Huggie Deal
Earned Coupon for FREE Irish Spring Body Wash
Caregivers Marketplace - $ 2.25 Rebate
Axe Shampoo Rebate $5.49
Total Spent - $14.70

Roma Tomato Bruschetta

10 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
or 1/2 tsp dried basil
2 Cups Roma (Plum) Tomatoes, Seeded and Chopped
2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and Pepper to Taste
1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 Loaf French Bread


Heat oven to 425°. Combine tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and chopped basil. Season with alt and people. combine olive oil and garlic in microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. Cut bread angled into 1/4" pieces. Brush with olive oil mixture and place on baking pan. Bake about 6 - 8 minutes or until golden brown. Right before serving drain tomato mixture and spoon onto bread slices.

Roma Tomato Bruschetta on FoodistaRoma Tomato Bruschetta

Thought of the Day

Dream no small dream.

Victor Hugo

Monday, March 9, 2009

Freebie/Sample List

Here is a list of freebies/samples that are available right now. Enjoy!

Sample of Dove Heat Defense Therapy - HERE

Sample of Dove Intense Damage Therapy - HERE

Elle Decor Magazine - HERE

Wildflower Seed Packet - HERE

GAIN - Coupon and Sample Scent Card - HERE

Kotex Sample - HERE

Parents Choice Infant Formula - HERE

Metamucil - HERE

Maybelline New York Liquid Mousee Foundation - 12 Samples - HERE

Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal - HERE

Always Infinity Sample - HERE

A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words

Multi - Use Items - Coffee Filters

Coffee filters are very inexpensive and can used for a number of things besides in the coffee maker.

- I use them as a snack holder.
- I have them in pots as a liner to prevent soil from
falling through.
- They can be used as a spoon rest.
- I have also used them to clean my glasses.
- My mom has used them with fingernail polish
remover when she was out of cotton balls.

Do you have any other uses for coffee filters?

Thought of the Day

Out of difficulties grow miracles.
Jean De La Bruyere