Wednesday, June 30, 2010

$1 flip flops at Old Navy

This Saturday, July 3rd Old Navy has their flip flops for $1 in store only.  You will need to "like" them on Facebook and print out the coupon to take to the store.  I would probably get there very early because deals like this go very fast in their stores!

$10 off $50 of TNT fireworks

Sign up to receive TNT Fireworks newsletter and you will receive a coupon for $10 off a $50 or more purchase.  You can sign up for this under the TNT Club and you will receive your coupon right away.  You can purchase their fireworks at their supercenters, stands and tents. 

This coupon expires on July 5, 2010.

Military - request $60 worth of coupons

You can head over to here to request a P&G booklet filled with $60 worth of coupons.  This is awesome for our military and those that shop at the commissary.  Complete the registration process and check that you would like to receive direct mail offers. 

Thanks Follow Me To Savings

$5 tanks & tees at Aeropostale + coupon

From July 1 -5 you can get $5 tanks and tees at Aeropostale using this coupon!  During this time you can also get $10 off any $50 purchase in store. 

Coupon for Raid Bug Barrier Starter Kit

Here is a high value coupon worth $3 for Raid Bug Barrier Starter Kit.  I received an email from Right At Home by being a member.  Be sure to sign up to receive great coupons!  

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

6 month FREE subscription to McAfee

Head over to McAfee's Facebook page and get a FREE 6 month subscription! 

Thanks Fabulous Daily Deals!

$40 worth of coupons from Eat Better America

Have you signed up to be a member of Eat Better America yet?

You should!  When you sign up you will be able to receive great coupons and recipes!  Today I was able to log on to my account and I have $40 worth of coupons I can print. 

Here are a few of what I was able to get:

Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Yoplait® Frozen Smoothie
Save $1.00 when you buy ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters
Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Honey Nut Cheerios® cereal
Save $1.50 on any ONE (1) HUGGIES® Little Swimmers® Disposable Swim Pants

and many more!  They also have some really great recipes like this Grilled Chicken Kaboob Ceasar Salad!
Doesn't this look good!!!! 

Follow Me Back Tuesday

Follow Me Back Tuesday is hosted by Survey Junkie, Little Yaya's, Review Retreat and Boobies, Babies & A Blog 

It's a great way to meet others and find some great blogs!

FREE lettuce wrap at PF Changs

Head on over here to print a coupon for a FREE lettuce wrap from PF Changs with the purchase of any entree. 

I've never been to PF Changs but I hear these are so good!!!  The coupon expires on July 31, 2010 so you still have plenty of time to use it! 

Thanks Frugal Finders

Free toilet paper holder extender

You can request to have a Charmin toilet paper holder roll extender sent to you.  These are used to hold the larger rolls of toilet paper. 

I received a message that I should receive mine in a few weeks. 

Thanks Hip2save

Monday, June 28, 2010

BIG day!!!!

I could hardly sleep last night because today is the day my husband is coming home!!!!!!

He has been gone for 2 months and actually wasn't going to be home until the middle of July.  But 2 days ago I got a phone call that he would be home today........BEST phone call ever!!!!!!!!!!

We still haven't told Jacob because we want to surprise him.  I can't wait to see the look on his face.....he is going to be so shocked!!! 

I'm going to try to get some more posts on the blog some great Target deals but forgive me if I don't.  I'm getting ready to take a friend to the hospital for a check up and then coming home to get ready for Malcom to drive up in the driveway!!! 

Meet and Greet Monday

 I hope you will join in on Southern Reflections Meet and Greet Monday!  You can also enter to win a $25 gift certificate for Premier Designs Jewelry!! 

Saturday, June 26, 2010

P&G coupons and samples

 Be sure to sign up at P&G Everyday Solutions to receive some great coupons and samples.  It seems like every week I'm receiving some awesome coupons and samples from them. 

This morning I was able to sign up and receive samples for Head and Shoulders and Pantene (I've already received 2 samples of their shampoo and condition in the last week).  I was also able to get a $3.00 coupon for Tide Stain Release (love this product), coupon for $2.00 off Gillette Fusion ProGlide, $1.00 off Cheer BrightClean and $0.75 off any ONE Zest® Bar or Body Wash.

I received the message that I will receive these in 4-6 weeks but I usually receive these coupons and samples within a week or 2!  Let me know what great coupons and samples you receive!! 

Home Made Simple

If you haven't signed up to receive the Home Made Simple newsletter, you really should! 

When you subscribe to receive their newsletter you will receive each month so awesome recipes and great tips for your home.  You will also be one of the first to know about their special offers, samples and coupons from brands like Cascade®, Dawn®, Febreze®, Mr. Clean®, and Swiffer®.

I've received some really great coupons and was able to score some free items using the coupons I've received from Home Made Simple!

Preview of Sunday coupons

This week there are 2 coupon inserts in this Sunday's paper.  There will be a Smartsource and a Red Plum insert this week and remember that not all regions will receive the same coupons. 

Here are some of my favorites for the week:

Banana Boat Suncare product, 4oz+ Save $1.00/1 (9/6)
Betty Crocker Warm Delights Bowls or Mini Bowls Save $.75/1 (8/21)
Breyers Ice Cream 48oz Save $.75/2 (7/25)
Hawaiian Tropic Suncare Product, 4oz+ Save $1.00/1 (9/6)
Heinz 57 Steak Sauce made with Lea & Perrins Save $2.00/1 (7/25)
Lea & Perrins Thick Classic Worcestershire Sauce Save $2.00/1 (7/25)
Schick Quattro for Women or Intuition Plus Razor or Refill Save $2.00/1 (7/25) ETS
Schick Quattro Titanium Razor, trimmer or Refill Save $4.00/1 (7/25) ETS

Ball Park Jumbo Beef Franks Save $0.75/1
Dove Beauty Bar, 6 Bar pack or larger Save $0.75/1
Dove Body Wash Save $1.25/1
Dove Hair Care product Save $1.00/1 ETS
Dove Hair Daily Treatment Conditioner Save $1.25/1
Dove Men-Care Body Bar-6pk or lgr, Body Wash-1.35oz or larger, or Active Clean Shower Tool Save $1.00/1
Dove Ultimate Beauty Care Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant or Body Mist Save $0.75/1 ETS
Pond’s Wet Cleansing Towelettes, 30ct only Save $1.25/1
Pop Secret products Save $0.50/2
Whole Fruit Fruit Bars Save $0.50/1
Whole Fruit Sorbet Save $0.50/1
Wish-Bone or Wish-Bone Western Dressings Save $1.50/2

Be sure to check out the other great coupons for this week!

Friday, June 25, 2010

This appetizer is a HIT!!

With the 4th of July just around the corner and many cookouts with friends in our future, I'm busy planning menus. 

I can't take credit for this recipe (as with most things I cook).  My mom makes this and I know she got this recipe from someone else. 

I was hesitant to try it because I'm not a big fan of jalapenos.....I really do try to avoid them at all costs.  But over this past Christmas when I was home visiting, my mom made them for a party.  They smelled wonderful so I thought, what the heck....I'll try them :)

Let me tell you, that for someone that was NOT a fan of jalapenos I couldn't get enough of them.  I ate 6!  Personally, I would recommend that you not eat that many at one time. 

Since then, I've made these for every party that we have had and literally within minutes they are gone! 

Here is the recipe:
Jalapeno appetizer (clever name, right?) 

Jalapenos - as many as you would like - depending on the size of the party depends on how many I get
Cream cheese
Little smokies (find these where the hotdogs and sausage is located in your grocery store)
some toothpicks

**I wear gloves when cutting and seeding the jalapenos and assembling everything***

- cut the jalepenos in half lengthwise and remove seeds and ribs
- spread cream cheese in each side of jalepeno
- place one little smokey on top of cream cheese
- wrap bacon slice (I usually cut in in half so it's not so long) around jalapeno and  secure with toothpick
- place them on a baking sheet
- bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.  I start out at 20 minutes and sometimes have to go longer....I just wait until the bacon is crispy. 

Take out and enjoy!!! 

I don't have pics of this so I hope my explanation is good enough.  I'm making these again for the 4th and I'll be sure to take some pictures. 

Friday Link Parties

Over the last couple of weeks I've discovered some great blogs and I actually look forward to doing this now every Friday.
Here are the the parties I'm linking up to this week:
Friendly Friday 

New Friend Fridays


If this is your first time visiting my blog I hope you will stay awhile.  :)  Let me know that you stopped by.  Have a great FRIDAY!!!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Buzz on by Thursday


Hello!!  I'm joining in on the first Buzz on by Thursday hosted by Fashionably Organized and The Two Savvy Sisters.  Its a great way to meet new bloggers so I hope you will join!! 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Super Double coupons at Harris Teeter!!

From June 23 - June 29, 2010 Harris Teeter is doubling coupons with a face value up to $1.98!!! 

I love it when they offer the super double coupons (and love it more when they triple!)  I always score some great deals and am able to get many items free!!!!

Here are just a few of the great deals I found on Southern Savers (thank you!)  Be sure to check out her site for many more!

Dannon Danimals 6 ct. $1.89
-$1 off Dannon Danimals, SS 6/06

Terra Chips B1G1 at $1.99
-$1 off Terra Chips Products, 5oz+, SS 3/28 (exp 6/28)

Chinet Napkins 40 ct., $1.40
-.75/1 Chinet Napkins, SS 3/28 (exp 6/30)

Kotex Pantiliners, 48 ct, $1.49
-$1 off U by Kotex Product, April All You Magazine
-$1.50/2 Kotex Liners or Security Tampons, SS 5/16 (get 2 Free)
-$2/2 Kotex Pads, SS 5/16

Betty Crocker Cake Mix, 97¢ (if sale continues)
-.50/2 Betty Crocker Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker Ready to Spread Frosting printable
-.75/2 Betty Crocker Cake Mix AND Ready to Spread Frosting, SS 5/02, (exp 6/26) (makes it 22¢)

Lea & Perrins Thick Classic Worcestershire Sauce, 10 oz. $2.50 (if sale continues)
-$1 off Lea & Perrins Thick Classic Worcestershire Sauce, SS 4/18 (exp 6/30)
-$1 off Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, 10 oz.+, SS 5/23 (makes it 50¢)

I'm making my list now and getting my coupons all ready to hit the store in the next day or two!  Hope you are able to get some great deals!! 

Pillsbury coupons

Here is another great way to save and snag some great coupons! 

Become a member with and each month you will receive coupons, recipes and their newsletter.  I've been able to grab some high value coupons by being a member with and hope you can too!

Right now some of the coupons that they have available are:
- $1.50 when you buy any flavor Wanchai Ferry™ Frozen EntrĂ©e
- $1.00 when you buy ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters
- $3.00 on any TWO 10-oz candles or reed diffusers from The Fragrance Collection by Glade®
and more!!!

You can sign up here to become a member. 

Free sample of Murad Eye Lift Illuminator

Head on over to Murad to receive a sample of their Eye Life Illuminator!

You’ll then need to login or register and you’ll be able to score a FREE sample of Murad Eye Lift Illuminator!

Thanks Hip2Save

Southwest Airlines

I'm so excited about the awesome prices on flights through Southwest Airlines!  Anytime we fly to Florida we always get a flight with Southwest because it's one of the few airlines that offer non-stop flights from where I live.  And right now there are some great deals on flights with Southwest Airlines!!

If you purchase your ticket now through June 24 for travel from September 8 - November 17, 2010 you can get a ticket for as low as $39 one way!!!

So hurry and make your travel plans for the fall and grab a ticket or two for a great price!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday

Follow Me Back Tuesday is another day of the week that you can gain more followers and find other great blogs to follow on a weekly basis. Follow Me Back Tuesday is hosted by Survey Junkie, Little Yaya's, Review Retreat and Boobies, Babies & A Blog
Let me know if you are stopping by from Follow Me Back Tuesday....I follow back :)

A day at the zoo

It was a last minute decsion to take the kids to the zoo this day.  I thought since the public schools had not let out for the summer it would be perfect. 

It wasn't going to be HOT!!

It wasn't going to be crowded!!!

Well, I thought wrong!  It was HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I swore I listened to the weather and they said low humidity and comfortable temps.  Perfect!  That is until I got there - wearing JEANS!!  And it was miserable hot and humid at 9am!!!!!!!  I'll rant about my dislike about meterologist at times later.  For now, this is about the zoo.  Oh....and the crowds too!

We got there early but that isn't surpising since I get everywhere early and if I'm  not early...something is wrong. I mentioned it was a perfect day to get to the zoo because public schools are still in session so there is NO WAY there are going to be a lot of kids there.  Right?  Wrong!

There are just a few people in line to buy tickets and I'm so proud of myself for choosing this day despite the heat.  Then I turned around and see a school bus.  Hmmm.....that is weird.  Why would there be a school bus here at the zoo when there is one week left of school left???  No big's just one.  And then no sooner than I had that thought another one comes and then another and another.  Oh NO!!!!!!!!!!!  Before we even bought our tickets I counted 12 school buses in line to drop off very excited, very hyper kids. 

Now, don't get me wrong....I love kids.  I really do.  I have 2 of my own and if I wasn't so tired, so old and had money I would probably have more.  However, I'll be honest that I'm not thrilled being in a location with 12 bus loads full of crazy, sick of school elementary kids.  Even one of the chaperons that I ended up talking with wasn't thrilled either. 

We were able to be one of the first to get our tickets and like a mad woman I took off with the kids in the OPPOSITE direction of the crazy, sick of school elementary kids.  And at the end of it all we had a fantastic time!!! 

Here are some of the pics of our day at the zoo.....
I didn't get as many pictures as I wanted to get because I was busy. 

- Busy keeping a 1 year old happy because she was so hot. 
- Busy keeping Jacob happy because the baboons with the rainbow butts (long story for another time) were no where to be found
- Busy trying to stay ahead of the 12 bus loads full of crazy, sick of school elementary kids
- And busy just having a great time with my 2 great kids!!  :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Meet and Greet Monday

I think today is the day I'm looking forward to meeting new bloggers!!!  :) 

This is also the first time I'm participating in Southern Loves Meet and Greet Monday.  Please let me know if you are stopping by from there! 

Meet Me On Monday

I thought this was a fun way to meet new bloggers so I wanted to join in this week. :)

Here are the questions and my answers for this week.  Hope you join in too!  It's hosted by Never Growing Old

1. How many brother and sisters do you have?

I have one sister that is 3 years younger than me.

2. What is your favorite thing to do? I love to "try" and cook and decorate, love being with my friends and family and planning parties and cookouts!

3. What countries have you visited?
I've never been to another country but I would love to visit Italy and Australia.

4. Are you a morning or a night person?
Morning but I think I have no other choice since I have a baby that doesn't sleep past 5:30am!  LOL

5. What's your favorite cereal?
Lucky Charms!  :)

Personalized Disney character call - FREE!

I was so excited to see this!!!  My daughter and son have both received calls on their birthdays set up by friends.  They LOVED IT!!!  You can sign up to receive a free personalized Disney character call FREE from Barilla. 

This free call is not available in ID, WA, GA, KY, MS, NE, TN and LA.  No coupon is required to receive call. 

1.  Enter your birthdate (you have to be 18 years or older to schedule a call) and then accept the “Terms of Use”
2.  Select your character: choose from Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, or Donald

3. Personalize your call by selecting the occasion, the type of message, and the first name of the child (optional) – then you can “Click to Hear” the entire message and change it if you wish!  They even say your child’s name if it’s on their list!
4.  Schedule your call between 9am and 8pm

Schedule as many calls as you want!  This offer expires September 20, 2010.

Thanks Freebies4mom!

Target deals under a $1

 These are the latest deals from Target for under $1 and several are FREE!!!!!!

Dove Extra Hold Hairspray (travel size) — 97c
Use $1 printable
Total: Free!
Axe Travel Size Deodorant — 97c
Use $1 printable
Total: Free!
Degree Deodorant Mens or Women’s (travel size) — 97c
Use 75c printable
Total: 22c ea
Aveeno Body Wash — $1.25 (until 7/10)
Use $2/2 from 6/20 SS
Total: 25c
Fruit2o Essentials 18 oz — 89c
Use $1/2 printable or 75c/2 from 5/23 SS (exp 7/31)
Total: 39c ea
Wishbone Salad Spritzers 7 oz — $1.69
Use 50c printable and 75c Target coupon from 4/25 RP (exp 6/30)
Total: 44c ea
Clorox Wipes to go pack — 97c
Use $1/2 Clorox Wipes from 6/6 RP (exp 8/8)
Total: 47c ea
Renuzit Singles Air Freshener — 94c
Use B3G3 from 6/13 RP (exp 6/27)
Total: 47c ea
Act II Popcorn Mini Bags — $1 (in the dollar spot)
Use $1/2 printable
Total: 50c ea
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese — 90c (until 7/10)
Use 55c/2 printable (must play the game)
Total: 60c ea
French’s Spicy Brown or Yellow Mustard — $1.25 (until 7/10)
Use 50c printable here or here
Total; 75c ea
Windex Multi Surface — $1.97
Use $1 printable or $1 from 5/9 SS (exp 7/4)
Total: 97c
Schick Hydro Razor 3-Blade $6.99 or 5 Blade $7.99
Use $5 from 6/13 SS plus use the $1 Target printable
Total: 99c – $1.99
Submit for the try me free rebate here
Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce — $1.99 (until 7/10)
Use $1 from 5/23 SS (exp 6/30)
Total: 99c
Cesar Softies Treats — $2.99
Use $1 from 6/13 RP and $1 Target coupon from 5/23 RP (exp 8/30)
Total: 99c ea

A big thanks to Couponing to Disney for this great list!  Be sure to check out her site and also 
Totally Target  for many great deals!!

New $3 coupon for Huggies

There is another coupon available for Huggies for $3.00!! 

I love it when this coupon is available because I'm always able to score some great deals on diapers when using this with a sale!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Free sample of Sore No More

I had to get this one because in this house there is ALWAYS aches and pains!  LOL

You can receive a sample of Sore No More Natural Pain Relieving Gel.  Mine is on the way!  :)

Thanks Mojo Savings

Free Redbox code

Who doesn't love movies?  Better yet....who doesn't love getting a movie for FREE!!!!!

You can score a free movie rental from Redbox good for June 21st by "liking" them on Facebook.

The list of locations for Redbox rentals is here.  Hopefully you have one near you!

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the great daddy's out there!!!! 

I love my daddy and am truly blessed to have such a great man in my life!  I love you Daddy and wish we were together to celebrate you today!!! 

There are other dad's in my life that we have to celebrate too!  :)  My father-in law.......
And of course him -  my husband!  The best dad my two kiddos could ever ask for!  
And even though we aren't with any of them this Father's Day, they are always in our hearts!  We love you all!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Team Angel Valentine!!

Sorry that I haven't been posting many deals in the last couple of days but I've been pretty busy lately. 

Today is the day of the Pink Lemonade Stand and pink cupcakes to raise money for one of my best friends that is fighting breast cancer.  I've been helping to prepare with last minute details and making cupcakes!!  Yummy!!! 

The team is participating  in the Making Strides walk on Oct 9th and we are so excited to do this and help raise money towards the fight of breast cancer!!

Here is a link to Team Angel Valentine!!

So if you are in the area today and want to stop by we would love to have you!  Or if you aren't able to make it but would like to donate to Making Strides let me know.  And although the money is fantastic, its your prayers and support that mean so much!!! 

Thank you!!!!!!!

Oh.....I'm in the process of creating a page dedicated to Breast Cancer and Angel's story :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday Follows

Once again, this week I'm joining in a couple of link parties.  Over the last couple of weeks I've discovered some great blogs and I actually look forward to doing this now every Friday.

Here are the the parties I'm linking up to this week:
Friendly Friday 



The Girl Creative
If this is your first time visiting my blog I hope you will stay awhile.  :)  Let me know that you stopped by.  Have a great FRIDAY!!!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Yankee Candle coupon!!

I'm SOOOO  excited to see this coupon again for $10 off $25 at Yankee Candle!!

This coupon is good through June 30th so you still have a little time to grab some great deals!  And right now they are having their semi annual clearance sale!

I wasn't 100% sure if this coupon would work at my local Yankee Candle store because this coupon looks a little different than others I have received.  It also says that it is good at the Yankee Candle outlet stores.  So I called up our local store and she said it was no problem and that it was a valid coupon to use at any store!! 

Printable coupons for Reynolds Aluminum Foil

There are some great printable coupons available for Reynolds Aluminum foil.  You can sign up for all 4 of the coupons...just be sure to hit the back button in your browser to print 2 of each coupon per computer!

$1.25 for Reynolds Wrap Non-Stick Foil

$1.00 for Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil

$1.00 for Reynolds Parchment Paper

$1.25 for Reynolds Wrap Foil from 100% Recycled Aluminum

$1.25 for Reynolds Wrap Foil from 100% Recyceled Aluminum

Thanks Hooked on Bargains

Free Sample of Goodnights Underwear

Although, my daughter is still a little young to be potty trained I still love freebies like this!  You can get a free sample of Goodnights Underwear

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.

Thanks Hooked on Bargains!

$2 coupon for Always

Sign up to receive a $2.00 coupon in the mail from Always.  This should make for a great deal with a sale! 

You can also visit the P&G website to request a free sample.  You will need to register if you are not already a member to receive great samples and coupons. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bodycology freebie!!

Right now, has a free sample of Bodycology available!!

I'm not sure how long it will be available to grab it now while you can!

Thanks Mom Needs To Know!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

It's not even noon yet on Sunday.....

and so far this is what I have learned from my son:

- How to learn wind direction by sticking your finger in your mouth and then holding it up in the air. No big deal....everyone needs to know this right?  However, I don't need to know this at 7am while attempting to shave my legs in the shower.  I'm wondering what in the world he was dreaming about to make him think about this so early in the a.m.

- That he was going to buy me the most beautiful necklace in the world and that I needed to go to Old Navy to buy it.  Who knew that Old Navy had these beautiful necklaces.  I was thinking Tiffany's but he has other plans :)

And at 11:34am he attempted to teach me how to make inappropriate bathroom noises on his arm???!!!???

I had to draw the line there.  Boys can be gross sometimes! 

Now, let's see what the rest of the day will bring.....wish me luck!

8 questions

Getting to know YOU

1. If you could have one of Superman's, powers which one would you want? Superhuman strength..Flight..Superhuman speed..X-Ray vision..etc

2. The best thing I ever won is....?

$20 in a scratch off lottery ticket :)  I don't win things very often but I was over the moon when I won this 20 bucks!

3. Have you ever skyped with a bloggy friend?

Nope :(

4. What is your favorite Summer month?

I would have to say July.  The 4th is always so much fun and my son's bday is this month.  And another husband is coming home from deployment!!!  :)

5. Pool, Lake, or Ocean?

I really like them all but I prefer to swim in a pool.  So unless I can see the bottom of the lake or ocean I'm not getting in it!  It creeps me out to think what may or may not be under the water that I can't see. 

6. One of my favorite Summer memories is.....?

Hands down......the birth of my son :)  When I was younger I would love to just play outside for hours and hours just being kids!  Riding bikes, climbing trees, swimming, Popsicles and more....all the things that make summer  - summer :)

7. What's your favorite secret bargain?

I can't think of a favorite secret bargain but I always score some awesome deals at Target! 

8. Do you plan on or have you been watching the World Cup?
I really didn't even know what the World Cup was until this week so that would be a no.  LOL

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Family Circle Magazine for $2.99

Here is another hot magazine deal available!  You can get Family Circle magazine for $2.99 by following this link.

Just use coupon code FAMILY at checkout and it will bring your cost down to $2.99. 

This magazine has 15 issues per subscription and you can buy up to a 3 year subscription.
Thanks Chi-Town!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Mobile coupons & deals from Walgreens

I'm really so excited about this!!  I receive mobile coupons from Target each Sunday morning and have secretly been hoping that others would start.  I found out today from Southern Savers that Walgreens is now offering mobile coupons

If you text GOMOBILE to 21525 you will start to recieve promotions, deals and coupons!

Don't forget that message and data rates may apply and you will receive 5 messages a month.  

Thanks Southern Savers!

Yummy pasta dish

I have another recipe to share from The Pioneer prepared for more.  Just warning ya!  ;)

In my attempt to become a better cook and give my family to eat besides Pop Tarts and Hamburger Helper, I am trying different recipes.  My husband is over the moon at how well I've gotten.

Several months ago I made this pasta recipe from PW's website.   It was delicious!!!  Seriously!  I was so proud of myself to have made a pasta dish that didn't involve boiling some noodles and dumping some sauce from a can on top! 

It was easy as pie and the best part is that all of it was eaten!  Not just by me and Malcom but the oldest kiddo asked for more!!

I have made this a few times and sometimes I will use wine....other times I won't.  It just depends on if I drank it or not.  Ha! 

Hope you give this recipe a try and let me know what you think!

6/13 Sunday Coupons

It looks like there will be 2 inserts available this week - Red Plum and SmartSource.  Please remember that not all areas will receive the same coupons. 

Here are a few great coupons that are available:

Red Plum:
Alavert Bubblegum Flavor for Ages 6 and up Save $1.00/1
Bestlife Buttery Spread or Buttery Spray Save $1.00/1
Citracal Save $1.00/1
Garnier Fructis any style product Save $1.00/1
Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment Save $1.00/1
Garnier Herbashine Color Creme w/ Bamboo Extract Save $2.00/1
Gatorade Prime or Gatorade Recover 32 oz Up to $1.29 value B1G1
Goodlife Recipe Food for Cats Save $2.00/1
Jimmy Dean Sausage Rolls Save $2.00/2
Kellogg’s Pop Tarts, 8ct or larger Save $1.00/2
Visine Save $1.00/1
Visine Maximum Redness Relief Formula or Visine Tired Eye Relief Save $2.00/1

Bagel Bites Snacks Save $1.00/1 (12/31)
Dentyne Gum single pack Save $1.00/1 (8/8)
Dentyne Pure Gum pack Save $1.00/1 (8/8)
Energizer Brand Batteries or Flashlight Save $1.00/1 (7/31)
Huggies Pull-ups Training Pants, jumbo pack+ Save $2.00/1 (7/11)
Huggies Pull-ups Flushable Moist Wipes Save $1.00/1 (7/11)
Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo, 12oz Save $1.00/1 (8/15)
Mott’s Medleys, 46oz Save $.50/1 (8/15)
Tom’s of Maine Deodorant Save $1.00/1 (9/10) ETS
Tom’s of Maine Mouthwash Save $1.00/1 (9/10) ETS
Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste Save $1.00/1 (9/10) ETS
Wanchai Ferry Dinner Kit Save $.75/1 (8/7)
Wonka Exceptionals Bag, 8.5-9.5oz Save $1.00/1 (7/11)
Wonka Exceptionals Bar, 3.5oz B1G1 up to $2.49 value (7/11)

Free Sample of Starburcks VIA!!!

I've never tried Starbucks VIA before but I've heard great things about it so I'm excited to get this!

You can go here to request a sample of Starbucks VIA Ready Brew.  Let me know if you are able to get one and what you think about it!

Great samples from Walmart!!!!

 Have you checked out the Free samples from Walmart?  Here are a few of them that are available now....

- Nivea body lotion
- Playtex Ultra or Regular absorbency tampons (you choose one)
- Crest 3D whitestrips
- Zantac Heartburn relief
- All Oxi Active

You can view them here.  I've received many samples from the Walmart site and many come with coupons!!!

Thank you Hip2Save for some of these!

Friday link parties

Once again, I'm participating in some link parties.  It's a great way to meet others and discover some wonderful blogs :) Here are a few that I'm participating in this week and I'll hope you will click on the links below to join in too!

Over the last couple of weeks I have "met" some great people and found some wonderful blogs!!!
Friendly Friday Button


The Girl Creative


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Shaving Cream sample

Thanks to Hip2Save for posting this sample!

Hurry on over here to snag a FREE 0.5 oz. sample of EOS Shaving Cream. Your sample should arrive in 6-8 weeks!

$2 tanks at Old Navy!!

This Saturday, June 12th, Old Navy is having their tanks on sale for $2!!!!!!  This is only in the stores (I wish it was online too!)

I love their tanks and plan to get a few!  Hope you are able to make it out this Saturday to your Old Navy to score some tanks at an awesome price!!

You can become a fan (or like them) on Facebook to get more scoop on the deal!  

2 magazines for $8

I love magazines!  But I don't like paying a lot of money for them. 

By clicking here you can receive EVERYDAY FOOD and WHOLE LIVING along with a free oversized grocery tote!!  For $8.00!!!!!!

Not a bad deal for 2 magazines!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sebastain Professional FREE hairspray

Become a fan of Sebastain Professional on Facebook and fill out the form for a chance to receive a can of their Re-Shaper hairspray.

Beginning today, June 9th they will be giving away 100 cans with a maximum of 500 cans!  Guess what???!!!  I got one!!!!  Here is the message I received after filling it out:

Congrats. You are one of 500 lucky people that will receive a free can of Re-Shaper in your mailbox.
It's coming soon, so keep your eye out. 

Let me know if you are able to get one!!!  Good luck!!!

Thanks Total Beauty!

Free Samples

Who doesn't love freebies!  Here are a couple for ya! 

ob tampon sample with case

Emergen - C

Thanks Southern Savers !

Quiznos coupon

There is a new coupon for Quiznos for ANY small sub, chips and regular fountain drink for $2.99!!!!!!  This expires on 6/16/10 so you still have a little while to use it. 

You can click here  to access this coupon. This is a GREAT deal for Quiznos!!

Some favorite kid websites

Jacob loves to play on the computer and has actually gotten pretty at navigating his way around.  There are many great resources online that kids enjoy so I wanted to share them with you here.  Hopefully, your child will enjoy and learn from them too!
 PBS Kids


Kidzui - Internet for kids  - love this one!


Fact Monster

Starfall - one of my favorites!  Great resource for helping kids read!


PBSkids is one of Jacob's favorites because he loves to play Dinosaur Train - his favorite show!  If you have any you would like to add that your children (or yourself) enjoy, let me know.  I would love to check them out!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

$30 P&G coupon booklet

I just wanted to let you know that there is a new booklet available for $30 worth of P&G coupons.  You can sign up for it here.

I have received several of these and it is filled with high value coupons and a few times I was able to score some free items!!!  I received this message after I completed my form:

Due to high demand, your coupon booklet with over $30 in savings could take approximately 6-8 weeks to arrive by mail.

I've been lucky to receive this in the past within 3 weeks of signing up, so hopefully it won't take too long.  Hope you are able to get some great deals with this!

Garage sale finds

I love garage sales.  Or yard sales.  Whatever you want to call them.  Besides looking for kids clothes, I really don't have anything in particular that I'm looking for.  When I see it, I will know.  And if it's a good deal, I'll get it.  But I'm not paying over 50 cents for an item of clothing and what I pay for household stuff really depends on what it is and if the condition is really good.

So while my sister was here over Memorial Day weekend I found a yard sale on the side of the road and had to stop.  I was really shocked when I found these planters:
For $3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I couldn't believe I could get these so cheap!!  I've been wanting planters for the longest time to sit on each side of my front door.  I was SO excited to find these!

But I knew I had to do something to them because this terra cotta color just isn't going to cut it on my front porch.  Or really anywhere in my house. 

So, I had to take advice from one of my favorite decorators The Thrifty Decor Chick and get some spray paint!  I ended up purchasing some spray paint for plastic and went to town.  I put two coats on each one and also spray painted the inside.  I didn't spray paint all of the inside of the planter because no one is going to see it after I put some dirt and plants in there.  Plus, my fingers and hands were hurting from spray painting so much.  What is that about????

So here is the final outcome:
It's just a small and simple change but it works for me and exactly what I wanted.  Obviously, I haven't put anything in them yet.  I'm not sure what to put in there.  Some flowers?  Topiary?  Just a green plant?  Any ideas?

**I'll update this once I figure out what in the world I'm going to put in these :)