Sunday, November 30, 2008

Yummy cheap meal

I still need to go to the grocery store for this week. We have been eating Turkey for the last few days so haven't really worried about it. Well tonight we didn't have anything for dinner so I asked my husband to pick up a loaf of bread on the way home. I made French toast. Talk about a cheap meal. And the kids love it too.

All that is needed is eggs (already had), butter or margrine (had), powdered sugar (had), cinimmon (had) and syrup (had), as well as some bread.

Took about 30 minutes to make enough for the 5 of us that eat it so far (sorry Seth:(

Great meal if you are strapped for cash though and it is kid friendly.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Are you stressed?

Crazy question isn't it? Well I know that I sure am stressed. From trying to make sure that my kids are happy and healthy (during flu season), to the economy, personal relationships and even holiday shopping I know that I am. I think most people right now are as well, at least all of the adults that I know are. So it got me thinking what sort of help with stress reduction is out there to just relieve stress? Well there is They have been around since 1995 and helping people with all of the day to day stressers that I mentioned above plus more as well. So if you are feeling stressed. Check them out.

Black Friday

I just wanted to say that I am excited about this coming Black Friday. I am going to stay home this year and see what I can score online. Last time I went to Walmart at 5am and was back home before anyone even woke up:) But I don't want to risk it this time with 3 kids. I know one of them will wake up.
So if you go shopping on Black Friday, come here and post what you got. I really would love to know what other moms are buying and what great deals you got. As for me I think I will stay in my warm house at my computer:)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Got to find something to treat acne

My teenage brother lives with me and has really bad skin. I'm not sure if it is because he doesn't take care of it and wash daily or if he is really needing some good acne treatment. I know that acne runs in our family and that I had it as well, although I actually lucked out and had a less troublesome amount of it. I know that acne can affect your health and personal relationships as well. Especially when you are a teen like he is. I'm going to have to try to find something to help him out.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Great Cell phones and 60 free minutes!

If you are looking for CHEAP cell phone service this is the place to get it. I have Virgin Mobile and I pay $20 every 90 days and it is more than sufficient for my uses. If you just need a cell phone for an emergency, to check on the kids every once in a while or even to give to a kid and don't want the added dreadful surprise of a HUGE cell phone bill this is the place. There is no $1 a day charge just to use your own cell phone either like a lot of other plans. And if you sign and use this promo code: E9pP7VVJ you will get 60 free minutes added to your account. Isn't that cool? So check them out and don't forget to use the promo code. I have had their service for 2 years now and when I lost my first phone, I had a balance of about $70 still on my account and I was able to use it to buy a new phone! So I treated myself to a really nice one and didn't have to pay anything out of pocket at all! Not even to have them send it to me. I got it in about 2 days too which was so nice. I am hooked! code: E9pP7VVJ

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Looking for more outdoor storage?

I have been talking to my husband about getting one of those carports. We bought a house that does not have a garage at all and I would really like to be able to put all of the kids bikes and other larger outdoor toys under one. I would also like to park our red car under it so that it doesn't fade like a lot of red cars end up doing. My brother is also getting a red motorcycle this weekend so it would be nice to put it under one as wells so that it doesn't get nasty from the weather.

Save $10 off of $25 at JC Penney

I love JC Penney's. Right now you can save $10 off of an order of $25 or more either online or in the store as well. If you use the code JCP online you will get it or if you go to the store you can use this Coupon. This is right in time for Christmas. I wish i could go to town and use the coupon myself right now. But my 5 year old is home sick and not able to go out and about shopping right now. At least I have the online code to use though. The think I really love about this is that you can either shop online or at the store.
Have fun and happy shopping.
*****Offer good November 19th-November 26th only*****

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Looking for home security?

I have started thinking more about getting a home security system lately. The bad economy always brings more crime along with it as people start to feel more desperate. I do not currently have a system, but we had one when I was a teenager. It really did make me feel a lot safer. We knew if any windows or doors were opened etc. It was really nice. One thing that I didn't like way back then was trying to get in the house and disarm the alarm at the keypad before the alarm went off. Now they actually have a think that you just wave in front of the keypad to disarm it. How cool is that? The company that I have heard the most about is ADT. I have seen their ads and they have been around for a really long time as well. I think I am going to check into them some more.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Great new coupon for Michael's

Okay I just got a brand new email from Michael's for 40% any regular priced item. I had one last week for 50% off but this is great too. I can't wait to go in and buy another cake pan for almost 50% off:) For those of you that have never been into a Michael's store, they have all sorts of really cool crafts. I think this time I will get a Christmas one. I sure am glad that I scheduled a drive to town tomorrow. Check it out people. Hope that you can use it. Let me know if you do and what you bought with it:)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Looking to dress up your home?

My husband and I have been sitting around trying to think of ways that would make our quaint little home a lot more elegant. One of the things that I thought of was some really nice crown molding. You always see those in nicer better built homes. It does a lot for the homes presentation.

Well I found a really cool site were they sell really nice and large selection of crown molding and other things as well as Corbels. They are another thing that I think really dresses up a home. At, their products are CFC free, formaldehyde free, hypoallergenic, and recyclable. Which in this day and age is great. I am so glad that going through them takes out the guess work with safety. I would hate to think about buying something that looks great but that might make one of my boys sick.

Another thing that I like about them is that they have an installation guide as well. Which is great for me since I have never installed anything like this before. But I am sure willing to give it a try. They even have some great decorating ideas. So that you can see what things go well together. Which I think is great.

Right now they have some really good special offers going on as well. Right now they are offering FREE SHIPPING on Molding orders over $500. So this is a great time to buy that crown molding that you have been looking at. How can you beat that? They also have many other special offers as well. So check them out.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

BOGO at TGI Fridays expires November 30th

Wow I was just cruising around the net and found this really cool coupon for a BOGO (buy one get one free) entree at TGI FRIDAYS. If you haven't already gone there before you really should check them out. I love their Cobb salad. I was craving one the whole time that I was pregnant. Love the alvacado. TGI Fridays has barbaque, salads, burgers, soups, casadillas and I am sure more that I can't think of right now. They also have great drinks and desserts as well. Let me know if you use the coupon and how your visit went. ***Expires November 30, 2008***
TGI Friday Coupon

Good online Masters in Nursing program

I know that I am going to pursue a nursing degree when my youngest is in school. I already know where I am going to go for my 4 year nursing degree but I have been trying to find where I want to go for my online MS nursing degree. I think that I found a really good school to go to. It is through ST. Xavier's Masters in Nursing program. It is totally online except for one weekend of applied experience at the campus. That will be really easy to do around my kids schedules. I would be able to do my class work either before they get up or when they go to bed each night and only be away from them for one day at the campus. Their site is also very easy to navigate as well which is a certainly a plus as well.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Looking for a great Michael's coupon?

I was looking around for a really good coupon to use at Michaels. I have already used this coupon so it is a good one. You may want to call your local Michaels and make sure that they do use online coupons. *PLEASE NOTE-This coupon is good from Novemenber 11-November 15, 2008*. It is good on pretty much anything as long as it is not a Christmas tree, clearance or already on sale but check out the fine print at the bottom for all of that info. Hope that this helps others. Oh and you can print more than once as well. It says that you can use once per person per day. Wish I was going back by the place before it expires. Have fun yall!

Michaels coupon

Friday, November 7, 2008

Great place to buy books

I just realized what I want to do for a small business I think. I would love to make cakes and cupcakes. We don't have good bakery around here for over 20 miles so I think it would do well in our town. I was just at Amazon books and they have some really great deals on books that show how to decorate cakes and cupcakes. They actually have any sort of book you can think of including test books as well. The ones that I want have free shipping as well because I would be ordering more than $25 worth. I am so glad that I found this site!

Really cheap newspaper subscription

I am always trying to get the Sunday paper so that I can get the coupons. The papers around here are $1.25 on Sunday and I have to go out to find one as well and have the change on me which I never carry cash because I use my debit card. I just found this great deal on The Washington Post and they do carry coupons by the way. So I thought that I would share. Let me know if you sign up and what you think:)

Washington Post Sunday subscription - 49 cents/week for 26 weeks
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Start a small business?

You know with the bad economy and the issue of it being hard to find a job lately, I think that small business opportunities are probably the way to go. I mean you can set your own hours and also set a goal of what you want to make. I think it would be great to be your own boss. I think that the sky is the limit.

Buy Post It products and get a free McDonalds Gift Card

If you are a busy momma (or poppa) you are going to love this! And if you don't like McDonalds, you can always give it away as a gift:)

Office Buy 2 Post-it products, get $5 McDonald's Gift Certificate
Buy 2 participating Post-it products, mail in the UPCs along with official claim form and get $5 in McDonald's Gift Certificates.

Official Claim form>>>>

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Post-It Flag highlighters 689-HL3
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Post-It Dispenser DS330-SSVA

Purchases must be made between 11/1/08 and 12/31/08. Claims to be postmarked no later than 1/31/09 and received by 2/15/09. To be eligible for offer, each claim form must be accompanied by the qualifying original Post-it® product package UPC(s) or order invoice. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for late, lost, misdirected, damaged, illegible, postage-due-mail or non-complying claim forms. Retailers, distributors, dealers, warehouse facilities and their employees and 3M employees are not eligible to participate. All claim forms and their accompanying documents become the property of 3M Company and will not be returned. Offer good in the USA. Offer void where prohibited, taxed and restricted. For your records, keep copies of all documentation submitted for this offer. Please allow 8–10 weeks for processing. One claim per person per address.

While supplies last.

More video games!

My husband is seriously thinking about getting a PS3. We each had a PS1 when we got married and traded both of them to get him a PS2. He then went through 2 of those. He then built a really nice gaming computer complete with neon fan lights. Now he is again missing his Play Station. I remember that he played that thing for hours on end. Maybe if I let him get that, he will let me get a new TV?

Watch out when trying to buy something through classified adds.

Okay, my brother that lives with me is only 19. He is trying to find a motorcycle so that he can afford to go to work in another town. He will have cheaper gas and no insurance to pay either.
Well, he found a bike on a popular online motorcycle classifieds site and decided that he wanted to buy it. Well they guy told him that he would ship it and gave him the name of a shipper that he would use and he had to create an account and then Pay VIA WESTERN UNION and the contact name was in LONDON UK!. I wrote him a really respectful message back and he said that he has used this service before blah, blah, blah. I asked if he would take PayPal or any other form of payment because I didn't feel comfortable with this situation and that even Craig's List warns of Scams with Western Union and foreign countries. Needless to say. No email back. I also did a who is on this guy and the "third party shipper's website" was only registered on October 16Th of 2008! One other thing that i noticed when going back into my brother's email was that my brother asked him how much it would cost to ship and the guy said "don't worry about the cost to ship as I will handle all of that". He also used lots of "!" instead of periods. I also googled the guy's address that was in the supposed third party's account information and it was a resteraunt. So please, please, please! Do your research if you are buying from a private person online. My brother almost lost $3,000. I have also flagged the listing as well.
Let me know if you have ever come across anything like this?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yummy popcorn gift tins

You know, I have really been starting to get into the Christmas spirit early this year. I can not stand to buy gifts last minute because then you never can find what you are looking for and then you spend a lot of money on something that the person doesn't even want. This started to get me thinking. I really would like to make it simple this year with getting things for my extended family. Maybe get them all similar versions of the same thing. So I started thinking about that a bit. What would they all like? Well I know that everyone loves popcorn. It smells good, it tastes good and it's pretty good for you as well. So I decided that I would get them all popcorn gift tins. There is this really cute shop called Mom and Popcorn and you can have the gifts shipped as well so you don't even have to go into the store. But it also looks like a really cute store as well if you are nearby and would like to go in and check it out. How great is that? They have all sorts of flavors to choose from as well so they will have a really nice variety so that I don't have to get everyone exactly the same thing so that their presents will be a little unique. They also have really yummy looking home make candies as well. Check them out. I think I might order some for myself as well.

Free Tetris online

I don't know if my readers are as old as I am and remember playing the grate game of tetris on Nintendo. I started really wanting to play that game but no longer have my old NES to play it on. I also don't feel like buying one when my son is getting a game cute for Christmas. I tried looking for one for the game cube but just couldn't find one. So I checked to see if there was a PC version. Sure enough there is! And it is totally free too. So now I will probably make less money because I am going to be online playing the most addictive game in the world:) Hey at least its good clean and free fun right?

For my anniversary

My husband and I have recently been talking about taking a nice cruise. I have been looking around and there are some really good deals on Caribbean cruises these days. That is what I would like to do for my 10Th wedding anniversary which won't be for another almost 2 years but then the kids will be old enough to leave with a friend as well. Gives me lots of time to plan and purchase things for the trip as well. Have you gone on a cruise before? Did you enjoy it?

If you need to send a fax

I have been trying to figure out a great way to send faxes from home. We live in a small town and there is not anyone around that will send faxes like Office Depot etc. Most of the online fax companies charge a set up fee and a monthly fee (to be able to send some do it free for receiving faxes) and you have to give your credit card info to them and then be at their mercy to cancel if you choose to do so. My computer does not have a phone jack in it to be able to just use the software to send it over the phone line anymore either so that option is pretty much out for me. I have found many used fax machines online on FreeCycle, Ebay and other sites as well. Most actually go for the same price as one month of online fax service and it is also more secure (feel more comfy sending my credit card info and such). So that is probably what I am going to go with. If anyone out there knows of a cheaper way to go which is also pretty secure, please let us know.

Yummy appetizers

When I go out for dinner to a resteraunt, I usually like to order one of the appetizers instead of an actual meal. It usually is much cheaper and it is usually a smaller portion of food as well which is great when you are trying to watch your weight like I am or at least should be. I like to make them at home too and then have a main course instead of making a desert for after dinner. It is a lot easier to get the kids down for the night that way.

Go*gle is our friend:)

Just so you know, if you are going to be guying anything online, make sure to go*gle for discount codes for the store or the site. There are a lot of times codes just sitting around and waiting to be used. I just did this because I am still about to buy some new domain names and want to make sure that I get a great deal when I do so. So just a tip and don't forget to do it. It just takes a minute of your time and can really save you lots!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fruit trees

One sure way to save money and have a much healthier diet is to plant some nice fruit trees. I am thinking about some apply, pear, peach and maybe even some Pomegranate trees would be nice. I would also like to get some blueberry bushes and blackberry bushes as well. I think that my sons would really love being able to just pick their snacks.

60% off of Vera Bradley

Hey I don't know how many of you like Vera Bradley purses and other items like I do but there is a sale for 60% off right now. Thinking about getting another purse. Check them out. They have other things other than purses too and items start around $3. Thought it might be something nice for teachers for Christmas maybe? I don't know how long the sale is going on for so might want to hurry!

May need a diet

I took my boys trick or treating for Halloween. They got sooo much candy its ridiculous. We also bought a bunch of it to hand out but didn't have many kids come by this year for some reason. So guess who has been eating it all? Yeah you guessed right its me! I think that I am going to need some diet pills so that I can fit in my clothes still!

Cheap domain names.

My friend over at has posted a really good discount on domain names. If you are looking for a cheap domain, you really should check it out. I actually have about 5 of them that I want to get but I just have not had the time yet to check it out. I THINK that the code is still good. Go to her site and check it out. If you decide to buy a new domain come back and let me know and leave your new link so that I can check out your new blog as well.