Saturday, May 23, 2009

Thought of the Day

"Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them."

John Updike

Friday, May 22, 2009


It's Finally Friday and its a 3 day weekend. I am so excited and I have been looking forward to it all week. We are planning to have a cookout Monday afternoon to celebrate Memorial Day. I also have my flowers and veggies to plant this weekend. We usually plant a small garden each year. Payton is excited about the garden. She loves tomatoes and she can already tell which plants is her tomato plants. It is so nice to be able to go outside and pick some fresh veggies for dinner. I plan on sharing my garden with you by doing a weekly update.

Have a great weekend and honor the veterans and soldiers that have fought and are currently fighting for our country.

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend.

See you Tuesday!!

Thrifty and Neat Blog Entries Found this Week

1) 7 Tips for Leading a Balanced Blogger Life - Great tips to help you stay organized whether you are a blogger or not.

2) Easy Corn on the Cob - I am definitely going to try this.

3) Classic Craft Bird Feeder - This will be something neat Payton and I can do this week. She loves to watch the birds.

4) Miniature Mango Snack Cakes - This will be something different to make.

5) Won't You Be My Neighbor - What an awesome welcoming gift to a new neighbor.

6) Attention Scrapbookers - Katie shows a great way to make an awesome "School Years" scrapbook for your child.

7) Creative Wrapping Ideas - New ways of reusing items to wrap gifts. I love the calendar paper.

8) Re-Use It Tip for Milk Jugs - A great list to check out.


Well, if I could ever remember to charge my camera batteries I would share pictures with you of my great deals. I tried to get my FREE ice cream from Blue Bunny but they didn't have it.

5 Lowes Foods Potato Chips - $2 each, Buy 2 Get 3 FREE = $4
5 Kraft Barbecue Sauces - $1.65 each, Buy 2 Get 3 FREE, (2) $1 coupons = $1.30
1 Hot Dogs .89
4 Mahatma Rice - .60 each, Used (2) .75/2 Doubled = .60 overage
2 Ricework Chips - 3.09 each, Used (2) FREE Item Coupons
1 Hunts Ketchup - 1.67, Used FREE Item Coupon
2 Helluva Good Dips - 2/$3, Used (2) .50 coupon doubled = $1
1 Lowes Foods French Fries - $2
5 Pepsi 12 Packs 4/$12, Buy 4 Get 1 FREE, Used (3) $2 Coupons =$6

Total - $ 49.39
Sales - 13.95
Coupons - 20.85
Total OOP Incl. Tax - $ 15.61


Click here to print your coupon for a FREE Entree when you purchase 1 Entree. Valid May 21 through June 2. Click here to print.

Thought of the Day

"When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. I have several stands.."

James Brady

Thursday, May 21, 2009


I saw these two great segments on my local morning news this morning. I found them full of useful tips to save you money. I hope you find these helpful.

Save Money With Dishwashers

Clean Fridge Saves You Money

Do you have any other tips to share?

What Did You Get for FREE This Week?

Another week of my mailbox being full:

FREE Woman's Day Magazine
FREE Elle Decor Magazine
FREE Traditional Home Magazine
FREE Soap Opera Digest
FREE Amsterdam Pen Sample
Coupon for FREE Digiorno Flatbread Melt - Blog Giveaway
$50.00 Refund Check from a loan paid off 10 years ago ? NICE SURPRISE
FREE Huggie Coupons
Kraft Family and Food Magazine
Coupon Booklet from Congra Foods with FREE Hunts Ketchup Coupon
CVS Sample of Aveeno Shampoo and Conditioner
John Frieda Awakenings Sample

Did you have any great freebies in your mailbox this week?

Thought of the Day

"If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously."

Cate Blanchett

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

FREE Fling Candy Bar

Click here to order and then click on "GET SPECIAL SAVINGS".


Join the Quiznos Q Club and get Quiznos updated and access to coupons. Click here to join. You will receive a coupon for a FREE sammie.


Click here to print your rebate form for FREE Blue Bunny ice cream if purchased during Memorial Day weekend.


Click here to signup for great recipes and tips from Bisquick.


Click here to print.

Thought of the Day

"Beauty is only skin deep. I think what's really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit."

Jennifer Lopez

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


A great recipe I wanted to post again. This is great for cookouts and picnics or maybe for your Memorial Day celebration.

Corn Salad Recipe

2 Cans Shoepeg Corn, Drained
½ Cup Green Pepper, Chopped
½ Cup Onion, Chopped
1 Large Jar Pimento, Drained
½ Cup Vegetable Oil
½ Cup Sugar
½ Cup White Vinegar

Mix Together and Enjoy!!

You can also add: ½ Cup Celery, Chopped A great dish to take on a picnic or to a family gathering. You don't have to worry about it staying warm.

Previously Published 4/29/08.

FREE Sample of Playtex Gentle Glide

Click here to order.

Thought of the Day

The fortitude to fight on through to the very end - this strength is not only the basis of happiness, it is also the force by which social wrongs can be righted.

Monday, May 18, 2009

LOWES FOODS - 4/17 - Hubby did the Grocery Shopping This Week!!

My hubby wanted to do the grocery shopping this week. Check out his great totals.

Trip #1 -
1 - Kashi Lemongrass Coconut Frozen Dinner (FREE)
6 - Kashi Frozen Waffles (1 FREE)
3 - Macaroni Grill Pasta Dinners (FREE)
1 - Boneless Chicken Breast
1 - Raisins
1 - Cascade Rinse (FREE)
2 - Shouts
1 - Planter Peanuts
1 - Hotdogs
1 - French's Fried Onions
2 - Kraft Barbecue Sauce (FREE)
1 - Ginger Dressing
1 - Lettuce
4 - Ears of Corn
1 - Loaf of Bread

Total - $85.87 incl. Tax
Sale (11.70)
Coupons (40.79)
Instasave (1.00)
OOP - $32.38

Trip #2
3 lbs. Ground Beef
2 - Paper Towels
2 - Frost Flakes .17 each
2 - Dryer Sheets
1 - Olive Oil
3 - Wheat Thins
4 - Mtn 2L (FREE)
2 - A1 Sauces (.27 each)
1 - Spaghetti
1 - Kraft Barbecue Sauce (FREE)
2 - French's Musards
4 - Kraft Dressings (FREE)
1 - Spaghetti Sauce
3 - Ricework Chips (FREE)
1 - Windex Wipes - (Will Send for Rebate - FREE)

Total - $73.77 incl. tax
Sale (26.03)
Coupons (32.65)
Instasave (1.00)
LF Coupon (5.00)
Gift Card (10.00)
Total OOP - 9.09 - 3.19(Windex Rebate) = $5.90

$159.64 worth of groceries for $38.28. Hubby even took pictures but he failed to see that the screen was showing SD FULL.

FREE Bag of Popcorn from Yahoo

Cuddle up with your old TV before transitioning to digital and get a FREE bag of popcorn, courtesy of Yahoo!(while supplies last). Click here to order.


$5 OFF a photo purchase of $15 or more now through Saturday, May 23 with Coupon Code GIFT4POP


Get a coupon for a free DiGiorno Flatbread Melt on May 18th starting at 12 AM - 11:59 PM EST. This offer is available to the first 100,000 people. US only.

Thought of the Day

Gold is gold, no matter how muddied it becomes.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Thought of the Day

The human spirit is the strongest force there is. As long as our spirit remains unbroken, there is no defeat.