Saturday, May 9, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009



It's Friday!
It's Mother's Day Weekend!
All I ask for is 1 day of sun and no rain.

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

Thrifty and Neat Blog Entries Found This Week

1) Lazy Man's Indoor Smores - This made me so hungry!

2) Poem Gift For Teachers - Thrifty gift for end of the year!

3) Tips for Reusing Items - I love the repurposed 6 pack holder.

4) A Space to Call Your Own - Everyone needs one of these.
5) Inexpensive Gift Ideas - Great list to choose from.
6) How to Make Craft Flowers - A great list with videos on making flowers.
7) Small and Useful Items to Own - A great list of items to always keep on hand.


The beautiful view from my front porch Wednesday afternoon.

Thought of the Day

"Nothing will come of nothing."

William Shakespeare

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Ever stop to realize how much you work to pay for a week’s worth of business clothes? Sometimes you have to ditch the thought of buying a new outfit from a leading department store, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look good at work. Frugal fashion for the workplace is easier to find than you may think.

BJ’s Wholesale Club offers stylish clothing at a fraction of the department store prices. And you don’t have to buy in bulk – a dozen dresses to get a deal? You can find an entire outfit for under $25! From Liz Claiborne, Nine West, Izod, August Silk, Ronni Nicole, Dockers, Larry Levine and AK sport, to share a few name brands, BJ’s carries a wide assortment of wear-to-work attire such as dress shirts, blouses, skirts, dresses and pants.
Click here for a free 60 day pass with full member benefits and absolutely no surcharge that can be printed out for in-club use. .
You can find a location near you here.

What Did You Get for FREE This Week?

Here is my list of freebies that I have found in my mailbox this week:


FREE Dove Go Fresh Deodorant Sample

Glad Trash Bag Sample

Parenting Magazine

FREE Pack of Trident Gum

Homemade Simple coupon booklet from Procter & Gamble(over $30 in savings with coupon for free Cascade rinse agent)
Caress Body Wash Sample

Better Homes and Garden Magazine

Better Than Ears Dog Treat Sample

FREE Crest Toothpaste Sample

Babiesrus/Toysrus Coupon

Habitat for Humanity Store Coupon - Since I made a donation

Did you get any goodies?

Lone Star - Mother's Day Special

Thought of the Day

"Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed!"

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

FREE Sample of Pull Ups

Click here to order.

You have a couple of choices to choose from.



The winners for the Macaroni Grill Gift Baskets are:

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

1 - Heidi
10 - Soccer Mom
23 - Dneese26
Timestamp: 2009-05-06 01:10:34 UTC

Each winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to respond.
Thanks to everyone for participating.

I should have another giveaway soon.

CVS TRIP - 04/05/09

I sent my husband to CVS yesterday with coupons and ECBs. I was very proud of him. He found an Adidas Deodorant for $1.25 so we made money.

1 - Charmin Ultra - $5.88, .25 coupon, Earned 1.00 ECB
2 - Adidas Deodorant - $3.99 each, Earned $3 ECB x 2
1 - Adidas Deodorant - $1.25, Earned $3 ECB (Money Maker)

Total - $15.11
Coupons - .25
ECBs Used $14.28
Total OOP - .64 incl. tax
Earned - $10.00 in ECBs

Thought of the Day

"Do or do not. There no try."


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

FREE KFC 2 pc Grilled Chicken Meal - Thanks to Oprah

Click here to print your coupon. I got the coupon to print 4 times. It is available to print now through 9:59 pm CDT on May 6th.


3/4 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 -1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup water
1 egg
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 tsp salt
1 cup choc. chips, raisins, butterscotch morsels (your choice)

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix together oatmeal, flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together shortening, sugars, vanilla, water and egg. Add the flour mixture a little at a time until blended. Add choc. chips, raisins, butterscotch (your choice). Put tsp size dough balls 2 inches apart on cold baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Remove from baking sheets and cool completely.


Click here for your FREE sample.

FREE Sample of Cottonelle Ultra

Click here for your FREE sample of Cottonelle tissue and wipes.


This can be used online or in the store. Wednesday, May 6 ONLY!

Thought of the Day

"Don't get too comfortable with who you are at any given time - you may miss the opportunity to become who you want to be."

Monday, May 4, 2009


- Used Coupons and Planned Every Shopping Trip
- Compared Gas Prices before purchasing
- Payton's Easter Dress - 50% off plus used a 20% coupon
- No heat for 21 days :)

- Washed 9 loads of laundry with FREE samples of laundry detergent
- Made sure unused lights were off at all times.
- Used FREE shampoo/conditioner for appr. 16 showers.
- Limited my trips to CVS and Walgreens.
- Donated old stove to Habitat for Humanity - $100 tax deduction
- Cleaned ou my Closet - Added items to yard sale pile and made a donation to the Goodwill - $75 tax deduction
- Always tried to take the shortest route when traveling.
- Purchased 2 Christmas gifts that was 75% off.
- When purchasing airline ticket for Matt, I used ebates and my credit card that earns cash back
- Dinner Out - Ruby Tuesday
Used B1G1F coupon
Used $25 gift card
OOP - Tip only

Thought of the Day

"Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow."

Mary Tyler Moore