Thursday, December 31, 2009


I do not have an iphone yet, but a lot of my friends do. I am starting to get a bit jealous about all of the really cool iphone accessories that they have. I am thinking about getting one this year when we get our tax return back. I know that my hubby would take it and play with it though and set it all up for him so we would really need to get 2 of them instead of just one for me. lol

Have a Happy New Year!

Here is hoping and wishing that everyone has a great, healthy and prosperous new year for 2010! I am hoping that I can concentrate on building a larger stockpile of food and personal care items as well. I hope that you come back and visit again soon and often for great savings tips that I will be updating my site with:)

Got RV?

I personally do not have an RV (yet:) But when we do end up getting one, I definitely want to get some really good rv insurance. It covers more than just the RV. It covers belongings in the RV, if there is an accident it covers emergency storage of it too. I think in the long run it would really save an RV owner a lot of piece of mine. But, I still have time to think about it since we don't have one.

Great CVS trip

My CVS trip a couple of days ago was great. I got a diabetic meter which is normally about $79.00 on sale for $15.00. I had a coupon for up to $30.00 off. That transaction gave me $5.00 ECB. I then got milk, toddler wipes and a Dawn dish washing detergent and paid a total of .15! My husband doesn't share my enthusiasm:/ But I am sure there are other couponers/moms out there that do.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


With the crazy weather changes in Florida and having 3 little boys to drag along with me, I have decided to get some indoor exercise equipment. To me, it seems like it is the only option that I have. I am starting to look into possibly getting an elliptical machine. It looks like it is probably a good workout and that I will be able to do it in the comfort of my own home with my kids safely by my side. Hey, I might even get some good TV watching in while I am at it:)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Doing the Happy Dance!

So, I guess I got my Christmas present a little early this year. My blog has gone up in PR now:) I am so happy! It started out as 0 about 1.5 years ago then went to a 1 then lost its rating now it is up to a 2! I am sooo happy! I hope I can get it to go up from here and I hope that my other two blogs will also go up with time as well. You will probably only understand my excitement if you are a fellow blogger but I still had to share:)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Home they have insurance

From the looks of the weather up north the last few days, I really hope that a lot of people have invested in some good travel insurance online. This time of year, you never know what could happen to cancel your trip. There are so many people trying to travel right now too with the worst weather of the season. I really hope and pray that they all stay safe and are able to make it to their final destination to be with family during the holidays.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Great Deals at CVS this week!!!

Link to $5/20 purchase

Link to $3 off of purchase of any Neosporin Lip Health product which is currently at $2.89 (you can print 2 of them if you hit the back arrow.) With these three coupons, that is $11 off of $20 so if you are looking for diapers, milk or even the BOGO wrapping paper, this is a good deal:)

*sometimes I have to change the vi after the = sign to wg so if it does not work for you, try that:) I am not sure if it is because I use FF instead of IE or not.

Having to move

My brother just enlisted into the Navy and left for Boot Camp yesterday. When he gets done with his training, I am sure that he is going to need to get in touch with some cross country movers so that he can have his stuff sent to wherever it is that he ends up being stationed. I really hope that it is not too far away though. I have heard rumors that it might be in the Panhandle which is only about 2 hours from where I live. That would really be nice if that is the case. But I am not going to hold my breath on that either.

Monday, December 14, 2009

$5 off $20 at CVS or Publix!

This is a great Coupon! I love the x/xx coupons at CVS! I can use them there or I can use them at my Publix as well. This one is for $5/$20 any purchase at CVS.
Hurry and print it though as it expires on the 19th! There is no limit as to how many you can print either!

Save $5!

Still searching

So, I am once again on my perfect job search. Right now, I am having to work from home to schedule everything around my little boys and trying to go to school so that I can make more money later on so I can keep them all fed! They are already trying to eat me out of house and home. If it was not for me doing couponing and shopping the BOGO sales, they probably would have already done it. But right now, I am trying to spend as much time with them, because I know that I am really going to miss them a lot when I do have to go back to work full time.

$1 off one box of General Mills Cereal!

Thanks to Amanda over at for posting about the $1 off coupons for General Mills kids cereal! Most of the $1 off coupons that you see are for 2 boxes, but this one is a really good one that is good off of 1 box. You can print 2 of them because it is a bricks coupon as well. So if you find a deal like at Publix where it is BOGO, you can actually get $2 off of 2 boxes and one of the boxes is free! I think that is very slick!

(To print the second time, just hit the back button on your browser.)

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Love to go to the beach!

Living in Florida, I grew up going to the beach of course. It is only about an hour or so drive East and West of where I live so not very far at all. I am really wanting to check out some of the nice panama city beach vacation rentals that I have heard about. With 3 small kids, it is sort of hard to go make a day at the beach and then make the drive back home. I would much rather enjoy my day and be able to go to my rental and rinse the sand and salt off and go out for a nice night on the town or just chill and go to the beach again the next day. I am already planning my trip for next summer!

I love Swagbucks!

So, I have had SwagBucks for quite a while now. I never really used it until now and I really regret that! I have had other search programs before but none of them really added up to anything like Swag Bucks does. I have close to 100 already and that is enough for a $15 Amazon Gift Card. And all of that is just from doing searches that I would have done anyway. If you Google things, this is the thing for you. Why not actually make something while you search? To me this is a total no brainer. You also get points from your referrals. In fact, you can get up to 100 per referral!
So if you have not already joined, I would love for you to check it out and if you need any help, I am here to answer any questions that I have an answer to.
I think this is very slick!

More space

Our home has pretty small bathrooms, but I am not going to complain. At least we have more than one right? Anyway, I have been trying to figure out how to make them seem just a little bit larger. I think that I have figured it out. I want to get a pedestal sink. One that I saw that I really like is one of the Toto sinks. They are very sleek and do not take up much room at all. The cabinet space under ours is pretty much unused anyway, I am scared to put anything down there just in case there is ever a water leak.

My CVS deals for today

I had two great deals at CVS today so I just had to share them.

1st Transaction
1 package of PullUps 8.97 Saved 3.02
1 Bayer Contour Meter 14.99
1 Gallon of Milk 3.19

4.00 ecb when you buy 20 from holiday booklet

Total 7.68 (on giftcard:)
Got back 9.00 Extra Care bucks

While I was there the manager was the one that was checking me out...I happened to mention that I had some family issues this past week and accidentally let 2 ecb (9.99 and 10.99) runout:/ She said to bring them in and she would honor them for me:)

2nd Transaction

2 PulUps 2x 8.97
1 can of Right Guard Clinical Strengh on clearance (was 9.99 now 2.50)
1 Folgers Coffee 11.99 (hubby:/)
1 Phillies Blunt 5pk 4.59 (hubby:/)
1 schick quatro for women 2.99
-1.50 cvs coupon
-9.99 expired ecb
-10.00 expired ecb
total 20.41
-17.32 gift card balance
paid 3.09 oop

And when we opened the box that the Right Guard came in, there was a 2.00 off coupon! So tomorrow I am going back for some fifty cent deodorant for my hubby:)

I think that was pretty good! Now my boys have enough pullups to probably get us through the next month!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Can't wait to update!

I can not wait until I get my education taken care of. One of the first things that I want to do is to update my home. This will include painting, redoing the kitchen and bathrooms and new floor coverings as well. When I have the kitchen and bathrooms done though, I have made my mind up that I would really like to get some really nice glass tiles to make it look like we spent a fortune on our home when we really did not. I really can't wait to start!

My great deal at CVS

So, I just wanted to share this great deal that I got at CVS. Right now they are running this deal where if you buy a blood glucose monitor (Contour)you get $5 extra care bucks. Well, I had a coupon for a free one, so before I bought one, I scanned my card and got an ecb for $2.00 off of baby wipes. So I went and got the wipes and the monitor. I paid $1.74 including tax for the monitor and the wipes and got back $5 ecb. I thought that was a sweet deal. Now I have a monitor to donate, a tub of wipes, $5 to spend and only spent $1.74. I thought that was a great deal:)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Little Nippy Out

Well, I woke up this morning to a pretty brisk morning (at least for Florida.) Today it is only supposed to get into the lower 50s which to this native Floridian, that is pretty cool. It makes me think about all the things that the people up north are having to do right now. They are having to shovel all that snow, make sure they have good furnace filters. It would be nice to have a white Christmas, but it sure would be lots of hard work!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Great way to save a couple bucks

This is a great way to save a couple of dollars during the holidays. If you normally use one of those plastic bags to put over your turkey while you cook it, you might want to try this. I have used this method for the last 5 years and my turkeys have been oh so juicy and tasty. All you need to do is ask the bag boy at your local grocer for a brown paper bag when you are checking out (I always ask for 2 just in case I tear one:) Anyway, you stuff your turkey the way you normally would, and put either butter or oil over the top to brown it and lock in the juices. Then you just slip it into a brown paper bag while it is the the baking pan. You then cook it as usual. You will have the best tasting turkey ever and saved a couple bucks to boot:)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Free help with homework?

One thing that has really made it easier for me this time around with school, is being online. When I was in High School the internet was not even around for the general public and when I was in College before the internet was nothing like it is now. I am so grateful for sites like . You can just type in your question and they will provide an answer for you. It is GREAT! I love it. I use their service for help with homework questions, and also work for them as well. It has been great for me.
If you haven't already checked out, you really should.

Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree!

One thing that I love about the Christmas Season is the smells. I love the smell of ham, turkey, pies and everything else that goes along with it too. One thing though that I have changed since becoming a MOM is that we now have an artificial Christmas tree. I used to love the smell of a "real" tree, but it just became too much with little ones around and of course animals too. And the prices of a "real" tree are, well a little bit unreal. Even for a really little one the prices were just outrageous! We now have a prelit 7 foot tree and it is perfect for our family and it is safer as well.

Great deal on board games

Toys R Us is having a great deal on Milton Bradley Board games. I know when I went a week ago, they had a bunch of them for 3.99. If you purchased $25 worth of them, you would get a $10 gift card back AND you could send off for rebate as well. So I bought just over $26 worth. Got a $10 gift card back immediately and sent off for $9 in reabates. So got $19 off of a $26 purchase and got 4 new board games for Christmass and that included Operation which was one of my favs when I was little:)
I know they are still doing the rebate part of it, not sure of the gift card part. But either way, it is still a very slick deal:)

During the summer

Being as busy as we have been lately. Having 3 kids, hubby in a full time job, me in school full time and our oldest in school, it has made it a lot harder to just take off and go somewhere when we want to. So, right now, I am starting to plan one of those really nice orlando vacations. It is only about 2 hours away from us and we will probably go during the spring or summer when my son and I are both out of school. That way, just my husband will have to ask for some much needed time off:)

Butterball Turkey Coupon!

If you are looking for a good way to save a couple of dollars this holiday season, check out the site below. It will give you a coupon for $2 off a whole butterball turkey. Not too bad! And it is good until December 31, 2009, so if you have already purchased your thanksgiving turkey, print one out so you will have it for Christmas:) I am going to go use mine later today when my hubby brings the car home when he gets off of work:)

Turkey Coupon!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oh the fun of being in School!

I just realized a couple of days ago, that it is time to register for my new classes at school! That means having to buy new textbooks as well (Oh the Joy!). I think that I am going to try to buy them online this time around though instead of buying the really expensive books in the bookstore. I mean $157 for a Human Growth and Development book? I about died when I saw the price! And that was just for one of my 5 books:/

Nice Coupon find

So, I had one of those coupons from the paper a couple of weeks ago. It was for a Diabetic Meter. I saw that they were on sale at Walgreen's for 14.99 and the coupon was for up to 30.00 off and the store also gave $5 in register rewards good for purchase towards next purchase. I was able to use that $5 and a $1.50 coupon towards some Pull Ups that were on sale for $8.99 and I still have the meter to donate as well:) So $2.50 +tx for diapers! I find that pretty slick.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Love to loose some weight!

Now that I am so busy with classes, working from home and running after my little boys, I am looking to loose a little weight. You would think that I would already loose weight with all that I do, but I haven't. A lot of the things that I do, I have to sit for...and I am always in a hurry, so lots of high sugar snacks to curb the hunger and to keep me going. I would really love to find some safe weight loss pills to help me out a bit though.

Love savin Money and you can too!

I just wanted to share some of my favorite sites with you for ways to save some great money grocery shopping.

I can not even begin to tell you how much money i have saved. On October 31, I spent $2.88, saved $112.05 AND got back $10.00 in extra care bucks from CVS. I showed the receipt to my husband and his eyes just bugged out:) hehehe

Want to further your education?

As most of you know, I have been on a quest to further my education. I have also been requested to do a review on an online university which I am proud to do.

Western Governor's University is a fully accredited University and it available totally online. They offer an online mba, as well as a College of Teaching, an IT program as well as Bachelors and Masters in Health Professions. This is great for working families that need work around their families schedules.

You can even follow them on Twitter here to keep up to date on any new developments.


I just wanted to apologize for not being around for the last few days. I have been sick (as has my family) and I have had a lot of assignments due for school as well. FUN! Anyway, now I am back and ready to rock again.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Pays to look around

Today, I was at Walmart, trying to get some early Christmas shopping done. I was able to use one of my coupons that I printed for $10 off of a musical sit and spin for my youngest son for Christmas. I am so excited! I got it for $9.95 because it was already on sale at 19.95 when it was originally $25.00:) I also got a few other little things for my 3 year old. He loves tractors so he is getting some of those. Before I left home though, I looked up one of the Power Ranger figures that my oldest son really wants. The Walmart site says that it is on clearance for $17.00 and has free shipping to store. While I was at Walmart, I thought that I would check it out and it didn't have a price tag on it, so I went wondering around for a barcode scanner that would show me what it cost. I couldn't find one that would scan it so I took it to the check out to have a price check done. It was still $25 and they don't adjust the prices to the needless to say, I am buying online and will just pick it up after class so that I don't waste money going to pick it up:) It pays to shop around. That has saved me $8 just on that one little toy:)

Saving big with coupons!!!

I am so excited! I am saving so much money by using coupons while products are on sale! I had some really good coupons for Nestle Toll House Cookie dough today. They are normally $3.50 or so for one package. They were on sale BOGO AND I had coupons for $1.00 each one. That made it about .75 cents each!!! Needless to say, I bought a bunch of them and froze most of them:) The kids love the stuff and we go though it like there is no tomorrow. In fact, we usually don't even get it because it is so expensive (when you are buying for 6 people that is.) I usually make my cookies from scratch, but it has been so hectic around here, that I haven't had the time or energy to do it (and just the chips for them would be more than that anyway:.)
So, if you haven't already checked out the use of coupons, you really should do it. I am spending about 1/3 of what I did before I started, and I am able to start stockpiling foods. Before, I was running out of things and having to really get creative before my hubby got paid again:)

A really good site to get multiple couponsn is:

the coupon clippers

Or you can check out eBay as well:)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Insurance is a must!

My husband has excellent health, disability and dental insurance through his work. We have all three of them for our family now when really makes me feel more secure for our family's health and well being. My husband and I are now looking for some good term life insurance. We are still young, but accidents do happen as well as diseases. Nobody plans to get sick while they are young. I lost my mom as a teenager though, and I do not know how our family would have gotten through that time without the money from an insurance policy.


I am majorly into couponing now. I think it is actually a therapy for me to cope with all of life's little stressors right now:) I have been going to Publix with my coupons in hand and I am very happy to say that I have cut my cost down to about 33% of what it has been. Believe me when I say that is a lot when you have a family of 6. My kids have actually been liking the food more as well. I am also loving the CVS and the Walgreen's deals as well.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Love to grow my business

So, I have this new site that has unique boutique kids items for sale. I have really wanted to start branching it out and trying to grow my business so more and maybe have some more items for sale. Maybe even have some other WAHM items to list as well. But, I don't think I could keep up with everything. I have been reading up on some of the live chat programs out there though. That might be the answer to my customer service issue. What do you think?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Not sure if I am ready

Sometimes I think about growing my home based business and maybe even getting some call center services to help me take the calls so that I can just concentrate on making my product. I know that a lot of small businesses have been able to grow by doing this. I just don't know if I am ready to do it yet or not.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Free Snuggie!

I just came across this really great deal where you sign up to do a phone survey and you get a free Snuggie. And the best part is, that you don't have to do the phone survey until the Snuggie arrives:) The projected time of arrival for the Snuggie is 6 weeks, so it might be here in time for a free Christmas present for someone on your list (or for yourself:) They also have 3 color choices which I thought was cool.
So don't wait to sign up. They may take this offer down once they have a certain number of people to do surveys.

Please copy and paste the link below into a browser. Sometimes if too many people just click on the link, it won't work anymore. And the Snuggie offer is on the top right side.

Have fun and come back and post when you get yours:)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Vehical Accident

About 4 years ago, I got rear ended 2 times within a month. My car got totaled (it was only 5 years old and I had paid it of:( I also got injured pretty bad (neck, lower back and my right foot.) Both times, I was at a red light and the people behind me were not paying attention. The first one was a high school girl that fell asleep driving herself and her little sister to school (second accident for her by the way...) The second one was a Dodge heavy work truck four door with the yellow lights on the top of it. I was sitting at a light about to turn right and saw a truck to my left blow through a red light just as my light turned green so I sat at the light so I wouldn't get Tboned. The big Dodge that was coming up behind me never stopped! Just hit me and my natural reaction was to hit my break so that I wouldn't end up in the intersection and really get hit...Anyway...he was late to work and not paying attention. He gave false insurance information and it was just a nightmare. I had to go to lots of physical therapy and I am still in pain 4 years later. I really wish that I had contacted Seattle personal injury attorneys to help me out. ugh!

Seattle personal injury attorneys

Free Night of Theatre 2009

Who wants to see a free show?
Well if you live near one of the participating cities, you may be able to.

Click here to see Theater for FREE!

From their site:

Theatre Communications Group's
FREE NIGHT OF THEATER program is celebrating
its 5th anniversary and returns to theatres across
the country on October 15, 2009.
Free Night introduces people to the thrill of live theatre
- absolutely free of charge!

Last fall, 650 theatre companies, in 120 cities from coast to coast, opened their doors to over 65,000 new theatergoers. This year, our participating theatre companies will offer even more tickets for free. Join thousands of audience members - from Portland to Charleston, and from Houston to Minneapolis - and explore all the wonderful entertainment your local theatre community has to offer!
Whether you've never been to the theatre before, or just haven't been in a long time, our Free Night theatres have something for you!

Updating our home

We live in a mid 70s ranch style home. With that being said, most of the plumbing, cabinets etc are still original. I would really love to update our house so that it does feel like a newer home but without the high mortgage payment. One of the things that my husband and I have been talking about doing, is getting some discount faucets for both the kitchen and the bathrooms. Ours look so old and scummy right now. No matter how much I scrub them, they still look dull and have soap scum from years of someone not taking very good care of them. I can't wait until we replace them!

Wendy's Free Single Burger

Wendys has started a new program pretty much like Burger King's Free Whopper Survey. When you go to Wendys next time, make sure to save your receipt. On the back of it, there will be an 800 number to call to do a survey and they will give you a code to write on your receipt so that you can take it in next time you visit and they will give you a free single burger. I think this is awesome! I have done this many times with Burger King, but now this makes it cheaper for me to got to Wendy's as well. Yeah!

I don't want to look old!

I have noticed that I am starting to look a little older lately. The place that I have been noticing it the most is right around my eyes. I am starting to get a little of the crows feet going on (UGH!) So, I have started trying to find the best eye cream for wrinkles. I mean, just a couple of years ago, I bought a lottery ticket and I got carded! I know that will probably never, ever happen again, but I would like to at least try to keep my aging to a minimum like maybe try to keep it where it is at right now for a while:)

Free Sample Nutri Dog Chews

Okay so you can be a "mom" to four legged babies too...(and I hope to be soon, probably in Novemember). I have been looking around for some free dog treats and food so that I will have them around and available when we adopt or new furry baby:)

Free Sample of Nutri-Dog Chews
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Great taste. Your dog will love you.

Try a FREE Sample Today
Nutri-Dog™ Chews in three varieties for small, medium, and large dogs:
Hip & Joint chews with Glucosamine
Skin & Coat chews with Omega 6 & 3
All Natural Dental Treats
Whether you are a dog or a human, Nutri-Dog™ Chews are exactly what you are looking for in a dog chew. Delicious enough to make their tails wag and nutritious enough to make a real difference!


My silly boy

My 5 year old really wants our family to get a van or a truck. He has already decided exactly what he wants us to get too. For a van, he said that he wants one with a table and a TV and DVD player (why don't you through in a wii while you are at it too?) lol And then for a truck, he wants us to get a four door jacked up like a Monster Truck and wants it to have some really nice and shiny grill guards on the front of it. I think it is funny how kids think about things like that sometimes.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mark your calendar for free disney passes!

Free Admission to Disney in 2010 – Give A Day, Get A Disney Day
via Hunt4Freebies by Michele on 9/29/09

Disney Day -Read details here.

Starting January 1, 2010, Guests can go to to search for volunteer opportunities made available through HandsOn Network and sign up for a day of volunteer service. As the nation’s largest volunteer network, HandsOn Network has 250 on-the-ground volunteer action centers across the country and connects volunteers to more than 70,000 nonprofit agencies that need their help. Many of the opportunities will be projects that entire families can participate in together.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Saving money on a home

One of my friends is moving back up to North Florida from the Orlando area. She has been looking into some nice homes for rent. She said that it is pretty much a renters market right now since so many people are buying homes up really cheap since the economy is so bad. She actually thinks that she will be able to rent a house nicer than the one that she had back in Orlando. She thinks that it might actually be a way for her to save some money at least for a while.

Free Music Downloads

Free Music Downloads Walmart
Krista - Temporary Insanity
For this week only, download the first single from up and coming artist Krista’s debut album.

Jet - Black Hearts (On Fire)
Australian rock band Jet present this free track from Shaka Rock, their newest album

Chris Young - The Man I Want to Be
Download the title track from country music star Chris Young’s latest album.

Kany Garcia - Cuando Tu No Estas (Acoustic)
Here’s your chance to grab an acoustic version of a song by award-winning Latin artist Kany Garcia.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Everything gets broken

Living in a house full of boys (5 including the hubby), things are always getting broken. I really do feel like we needs some really strong industrial supplies around here sometimes. I mean, you should see our furniture, our knobs etc... It is the one thing that makes me glad to see my boys growing up. It feels like we will never have anything nice that is not partially broken. I am sure that I am not the only one that feels this way either. But for all other reasons, I want my boys to stay small.

Free Fax!

If you sign up for efax at the link below, then you can get free faxes to your email.

You can use the link below to send them for free

Ad on the cover page
Fax 1 document—maximum 3 pages
Maximum 2 free faxes per day

Short term Health Insurance

My hubby grew up in Raleigh, NC and still has a friend there from childhood. Recently he had to get some short term health insurance NC when he was between jobs. But he said that it really was not too expensive. It was better and cheaper than having to get the COBRA plan through his old job. I was really glad to hear this. Not that my hubby will be going anywhere any time soon, as he already has a really good job right now.

$5 off coupone for Build a Bear Workshop

This is a coupon that can be used until September 28,2009 for $5 off the price of a bear that is $10 and up at Build a Bear. I am thinking about trying to take both older boys to make one (my oldest one made one last year and LOVED it!

below is the link for the coupon. Enjoy!;194631;9928825;22;02&R=T1_CPN_50129&A=1007&ci=50129

Never to early to start looking

It is starting to get closer to the holidays now and my hubby and I have been trying to figure out what to get his bosses for business gifts this year. It will be a little easier this year because one of his higher ups is a female so I can help pick that one out at least. I guess we still have a little bit of time to think about it but it is never too early to start thinking about it I guess.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Free Magic School Bus Book!

If you have small kids, you know the Magic School Bus. My son gets to watch it in health class at his elementary school and he LOVES it!
Anyway, here is a link where you can actually get a free copy of The Magic School Bus Gets Cleaned Up book. You call an 800 number and just tell them what you want and they will take your name and address and it will arrive in the mail within 3 weeks (but I have read of others getting it in 5 days.) Their site says that it will be sent out within 2 days as long as it is in stock. You will also get a confirmation email as well.
So this is a great kids freebie:)

Just some thoughts

You know, sometimes there are things that are just a good idea to have even if you think you will not ever need them. Some things that come to to my mind are Dental insurance. Sure you can probably afford the now and again cleaning, but what if you need that root canal? Substantial savings there. Good auto insurance is another. You need to make sure that the insurance company is reputable and will actually pay if you end up in an accident. Don't just get the minimum unless you have great health insurance and if you have a spare car. Another thing that people don't really think about much is rv extended warranty. If you have one, you know that you put a lot of miles on it. You do not want to be out in your RV on the other side of the country and break down and not have the money to fix it.

Free Portrait Package from the Picture People!

The Picture People are offering a Free Portrait Package from now until October 4th. Print out a coupon and bring it in with you to receive:

1 8x10
2 5x7s
8 wallets
NO sitting fee

Nothing needed to buy! They will of course try to soft sell you some portraits and it is always a little hard knowing that pics of your kids will be destroyed if you do not buy them, but hey free is free right? Just tell them that you will have to have the out of town grandmother that is going to be buying them look at them online to see what she is going to buy:)

Here is the link to the online coupon:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Selling things on eBay

My husband and I sold a few items on eBay this past week. We made pretty good money doing it too. It was great! But we would have made more if we could have found our box cutter, had saved some of those boxes that come with all of the computer parts that he is always ordering and didn't have to run out to buy packing tape (kids got a hold of the last one.) So, if you are going to sell items on the internet, make sure to factor in the other costs involved when doing so.

Helping cutting down on costs

One thing that can pretty easily be done to cut down on money out of pocket is to make less trips to the store. You can save a lot of money if you plan your trips where you can do more than one thing in a trip. I have saved lots of money on gas doing this as well as wear and tear on my car. Sometimes it does make for a long day while dragging the kids along but it is worth it.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Still wanting to get into shape

I am still sitting here thinking about what sort of fitness equipment I should purchase. It has to be something pretty small so that it doesn't take up too much space in our already over crowded home and something that the boys will not tear up or kill themselves on as well. I know that there are so many things out there, which really makes the decision even harder really. But, it is not like I have to make the choice by tonight or tomorrow or anything. I think I will take my time and pick the best thing for our entire family.

Free babyfood!!!

Here is a good deal that I just found. Too bad that my youngest is already done with baby food:) Hope it helps someone out:)

Free Beech-Nut® Stage 2® Next Steps Kit

Sign up for the free Beech-Nut e-newsletter and get a coupon for four free jars of Beech-Nut Stage 2 baby food. Already signed up? Click here for your free Next Steps Kit.

Sign Up for the Beech-Nut E-newsletter HERE

*One offer per customer while supplies last. Offer expires 3/31/10.

What do you think?

One thing that I was thinking would help me loose weight is a nice treadmill. Most of my day is so sedentary. I sit in a chair to work and to go to school. The only real exercise that I actually get is when I am chasing my little rug rats around. Don't get me wrong, that is a lot of work, but I need something where I can work out for a longer amount of time to get my heart rate up. I also need something where I can stay indoors because it is so hard to get out of the house and do any meaningful exercise with 3 little kids.

Free Autographed Disney Picture!

FREE autographed picture of your favorite Disney Character from Walt Disney Co. (mail in request)
You can get a free autographed glossy photo of your child's favorite Disney character (person, animal, fish, bug, car or whatever) by writing to:
Walt Disney Company
Attn: Fan Mail Department
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Personalization (your child's name) is not available.
No SASE required (just the postage on your request).
Make sure to include the name of the Disney character in your request.
*I got this from a book, Reader's Digest: Free Money, Free Stuff

(Thank you Rainydays over at

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Haven't decided yet

I have been trying to come up with something to wear for Halloween (since it is only about 6 weeks away). To tell you the truth, I am not sure what I want to be this year. I want to try to stay within our family's budget. One thing that I had though of, is buying some equestrian apparel. I think it would be cute. But I still haven't made my mind up yet. Maybe we will all go as a theme. I guess I still have some time to think about it after all.

Color your own pictures!

free coloring-book page printouts of your real photos/ make your own comic strip
Found this code in my recent Parents magazine, page 27

Go to

When the page asks you to "try me" or "enter code," click on enter code, register, and then enter code PR24QCHT

With this code you will have 24 hours to upload and print your coloring book page created out of your actual photo. You can upload and save five photos at a time, but after printing, you can replace any of the saved files with a new uploaded image. You also can scale the image and adjust the darkness of the page.

Otherwise, you get a code to print out pictures from specially marked boxes of Crayola crayons, but then you have to make a purchase to get your prints that way.

Piece of mind

I love our little house. It is just the right size and it is really built to last because it is made out of block. Whenever a hurricane comes near, we will not have to go to a shelter like someone in a mobile home in our area will. That was one of my MUSTS when my hubby and I were looking to buy a home. One of the problems though was that we could not afford a new house (could have gotten a new mobile home though). So we do have outdated cabinets, tile and also bathroom faucets but those are all easy to change and we can take our time doing it. That is a small price to pay for a little piece of mind.

Enfamil $5 Printable Coupon!

I know how expensive it is to have a baby on formula especially Enfamil. So, I just found this really great online coupon and thought that I would share it.
I hope that it helps some of you formula moms out.
Enfamil $5 Printable coupon

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Thinking of dental insurance

We are trying to figure out how to save money but still be able to go to the dentist for our 2 cleanings and to be able to get any other necessary work done as well. I am thinking about signing our family up for some dental insurance again. We had it in the past, but things were juts to hectic to get to the dentist to be able to use it. Someone suggested a southpark dentist for our family. I will have to check into it. I just haven't had the time yet. I can't wait to be able to go to the dentist at a reasonable cost though.

Thomas and Friends Play Date Sept 12, 2009!

If you have a Thomas the Tank Engine fan, you really need to check out the Thomas the train playdate on September 12th 11am-1pm.

Toys R Us Store Locator


We are going to be getting a new puppy soon. I know that there are a lot of hidden costs involved with getting one though. I know that there are vet bills, a collar, a leash, bowls, toys, a crate and the all important, one of those cute little pet beds. I am sure the puppy is going to want to sleep with the boys, but I am sure that they will get better sleep if we just have a bed in their room for her. I am starting to get excited just like they are about it.

Reminder about Free Chocolate Friday!!!

From 9:00:00 AM ET to 11:59:59 PM ET on the Friday only of each week beginning 5/8/09 and ending 9/25/09 ("Offer Period")you can get Free chocolate through the Chocolate Relief Act. It is from the makers of Mars, M&Ms and more! All you have to do is sign up through the link above and you will get a coupon in the mail. I have gotten 3 of them so far. Hurry up and sign up though because this offer ends on 9/25/09!

Never to early

I am already starting to think about what I want to get my ol' hubby for Christmas this year. He is pretty hard to shop for. He doesn't really care about clothes anymore or stuff like that. He is more into computers, computer games and things like that. I was thinking about maybe one of those really nice Custom flash drive. I guess I still have time to think about it though since it is only the beginning of September and all. I just like to get a good head start.

90% off Certificates!!1

90% off Certificates (because it's 09/09/09)
Save 90% with code NINETY, pay only $1 for a $25 certificate

These last for a full year, so stock up at this unbelievable price!
This is a REAL deal. For example, a $1,000 certificate would cost $40, and you'd get 40 certificates for $25 each over the year. You could also stock up on gifts:

Just go to and order and make sure to put in code NINETY to get your discount!

My family loves to go out to our local seafood restaurant which just so happens to be on this site:) We go Monthly and use our certificates. Can not beat it!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Buying Video Games

As a mom to boys, there are lots of video games in our home. I NEVER buy them new either. I always buy online. My favorite place to buy them is actually on eBay. I have found that as long as you are selective, you can get them cheaper than you can at a video game store. Another place that I have found is Craig's list. Again, you have to be sort of picky so that you don't end up spending more than you would at the store.

Cable receivers

We just renewed our cable and added some channels. My sons LOVE to watch Nick and Disney. I got the free HBO for 6 months and I am going to try to get it again once the 6 months are up. I have been checking into different receivers lately as well. One that I found online was bell tv they do look pretty good. For right now, we are just going to stick with what we have but at least I can keep that in mind for when we do upgrade.

Christmas shopping!

Now is the time to go ahead and start your early Christmas shopping. Every year, I start shopping around August for Christmas for my boys. It makes it a lot easier to grab a few things each month instead of trying to cram to get things a couple of weeks before and everything that they would like is already sold out or outrageously priced. It is also nice, because you never know what might come up financially between now and then and at least you will have bought some things for your little ones, even if you don't get to buy everything that you had hoped:)

Still wanting to loose some weight

I have been really trying to find a well working cost effective way to loose weight. Someone suggested Stimerex ES to me. I am thinking about a diet aid, just because it is hard to get out of the house to exersize like I should because I would have to tote either 2 or 3 kids around with me and also schedule it around my classes and study time as well. Decisions, decisions, I am sure that I will figure something out though.


I am still doing pretty good in school with either an A or very high B in every class. I am very glad that I am back in school, it is making me feel a lot better about life in general. It also gives me just a few hours a week outside of the home and away from the boys. Don't get me wrong, I love my boys and spending time with them, but Mom still needs her break. I also think that this will show them that it is important to get an education, especially with the unemployment figures as high as they are right now.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Family game night

My almost 6 year old has been asking me about having a "family game night" at home. We don't really have many games that kids can play. Mostly things like Risk which are for a lot older kids or adults. It made me start thinking about what we should buy. I have started looking into some things that the whole family would enjoy. My husband suggested we look at some ping pong tables. I know that I loved to go to the Student Union at the University with my dad when I was about my son's age and liked to hit the ball back and forth. It might actually be a good idea:)

Kids activities

Some great things to keep kids occupied during the school year for pretty cheap are taking them to the local park. My kids love it! We are always the first to show up and the last to leave. My kids look like they are about to pass out before we leave. Make sure to take some drink and snacks with you so that you do not have to buy them while you are out. A lot of malls also have great play areas set up so that you can be in the air conditioned area while your kids play. I know our local mall does and we like to take advantage of that. Make sure to bring drinks and snacks there as well as this will cost a lot if you buy it at the mall.

Wish I had remembered!

One thing that I totally forgot to do when I had my last baby was to send out some cute baby announcements. I just got so stressed out working and taking care of my other 2 boys that I just didn't even think about it, it just slipped my mind I guess. I really wish I had though, because I have seen so many cute ones since he arrived. It would have been nice to send them out. It seems like everyone else is doing it too.

Saving money on kids clothes

If you are still looking for clothes for your little ones that are starting a new school year, good places to look are garage sales, consignment shops, and even Craig's list and eBay. I have gotten some really good deals from all of them for my boys. They are so hard on clothes and since they are all boys, I keep all of the clothes (that are worth keeping anyway) and save them for the younger ones. The younger ones think it is "cool" to wear their big brother's clothes that he has grown out of (at least for now) so everything is good:)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy Birthday hubby

Today is my husband's birthday. He is the ripe old age of 34. He has stopped smoking cigarettes which I am grateful for, but he has started smoking cigars. I am okay with that as long as he keeps it to a minimum and only smokes them to enjoy and not because he has to because he is addicted.
I know that he would enjoy smoking something special like one of those White Owl cigars. Especially since he has just been smoking those cheapo cigars that you buy in a 5 pack from the minimart.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hellmanns Sandwich Swap and Share

I just found out about this really cool program where you can build a virtual sandwich on Facebook and Hellmann's and Bestfoods will donate 7 sandwiches. Sandwich Swap 'n' Share program will help to raise money for Feeding America®, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. They as well as Billy Ray Cyrus have teamed up to get the word out to celebrate one of Americas best childhood rituals of trading sandwiches(you know you did it too when you were little). You would go to school and trade with your best friend for their sandwich. Theirs was always better:)
If feeding the hungry is not enough to get you to go over and build a sandwich, maybe winning a $250 grocery store gift certificate will help as well. And for every friend on Facebook® that you share your sandwich with, Hellmann's® and Best Foods® will donate an additional 7 lunches to the charity.

So what are you waiting for? Go build that sandwich!

Here is the link to friend them on Facebook

Friday, August 14, 2009

Losing weight

I have pretty much decided on what I am going to do to lose some weight. When I get up in the morning, I am going to eat a banana. At lunch, I am going to eat a sensible lunch. At dinner time, I am going to eat a banana so that I am not craving food so much and then eat a small dinner. I know that I am going to be sick of bananas when I am done, but they are inexpensive and very filling. I have also been reading some colon cleanse reviews as well. I don't think I am quite ready for that but that might be something to think about.

Save money on text books

If it is still a couple of weeks before classes start. You really aught to look up your book lists. It will have the name, publisher, edition and ISBN so that you can easily find the same book other places. Two great places that I have found are Amazon and also eBay. I am more partial to eBay personally. And you can buy used. Some of the ones that I have been researching today looks like I would save about 60-70% that is a lot too when you think about some of these books being $160.00+. If you haven't gone on line and checked it out, I really suggest that you do. I am sure there are other companies out there as well that sell used text books.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thought this stroller was cool!

Having 3 small kids can really make things hectic sometimes when going out and about doing errands. While looking around for something a little bit better than my old clumsy umbrella stroller that is really a pain to open up while trying to wrangle the 3 kids, I came across the quinny buzz. Not only does it come in really mod and great colors but it does something that most strollers do not. It actually opens itself! What mom of more than one wouldn't love that?

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Free Food from Schwans!

I ordered the stuffed shells and cheese and it should be here this week so basically a free dinner for my family that I don't have to completely prepare. This is a great way to try this company out if you have not already.

No credit card info necessary.. no delivery charge...


if that link doesn't work try:

Sunday, July 26, 2009


I have been sitting here after eating dinner thinking that I really need to loose a little bit of weight. Not a lot, but some. I feel like I just don't have enough time in my day. And having to keep snacks in my house for the boys doesn't help much either. I have never been one to eat snacks. But having to get them for the boys all day long, really makes me want a little bit of what I give to them. I wonder what the best diet pills are and if they will help with this situation or not?

$30 coupon book from Start Sampling

For those couponers out there!
If you haven't already signed up for this booklet to SAVE $30! you have to do it. It will take 6-8 weeks to arrive per the confirmation that I received when I submitted my request so go ahead and order it now!

SAVE $30!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Oh joy, the aging process

Now that I am in my EARLY 30s, I have begun to think more about the aging process. You know wrinkles, crowfeet and gray hear? I am lucky that I don't have any gray hair. I think it is genetic. My mom didn't have it up into her late 30s and my dad lost it before it turned gray...I still have nice pretty young looking skin except for around my eyes. Your eyes can really give away your age. I am starting to look around for the best eye cream that I can find to take care of the problem. Hopefully it is not too late.

30 free iTune songs for Summer

I just found this and it looks pretty cool. Stanford University is giving away 30 free iTune songs. It is a summer mix. I am not on my computer right now so I can't download it myself(on hubby's big wide screen). Anyway, who doesn't love free music?


Friday, July 24, 2009

Glorious Summer Days

Between having 3 wild boys and a newly put up fence and not having an AC this summer, we have been spending a lot of time outside. My husband and I have been talking about what kind of outdoor furniture to buy. Right now we are just using those fold up chairs that you can take tailgating and I want something nicer and that will actually last for a while too. I want a whole set that matches and looks really elegant. I would love to start eating our lunches outside by the pool.

Free Chocolate Fridays!!!!

Okay so who doesn't love chocolate? I know that I do (and so do my 3 little munchkins:) Anyway...every Friday the people at Mars are giving away coupons for 250,000 candy bars. I just signed up for one and should get it in about 6 weeks in the US mail...Thought I would share this as it is still able to be used tonight even at 9pm when I am writing this. If you get it too late to use this week, try it next week. Good luck!


I just got a call from the hospital that I had my second son at. They said that I still owe $100 towards the birth of my son. I explained to them that I am not paying it because I had a really bad experience there and almost died because the Dr had to hurry up and leave the room before she was done and I had to be on IV antibiotics the whole time I was there as well as given pitosin AFTER having my son to help with the bleeding because they did not remove everything! I told her that if they do not stop calling me, I am going to get a Rochester medical malpractice attorney and sue them for pain and suffering. I don't think that they will be calling again:)

Free Steam Games!!!

Thanks to Interpol over at the slickdeals forum...

Free Steam Games!
All install links will only work if you already have Steam installed on your PC.
Your internet browser can ask for confirmation [IE][Firefox] to run these links.

Wanna a really great game? Look here!

For ATI/AMD (Radeon) graphic card users: install - storefront
- Half-Life 2: Deathmatch [6]
- Half-Life 2: Lost Coast

For Nvidia (GeForce) graphic card users: install - storefront
- Half-Life 2: Deathmatch [6]
- Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
- Peggle Extreme (free game install - storefront)
- Portal: First Slice (demo install - storefront)

For all Steam users:
America's Army 3: install - storefront
BattleForge [1][4][7][8]: install - storefront
Between [1][4]: install - storefront
Codename Gordon: install
COIL [1]: install - storefront
Mightier [1]: install - storefront
Peggle Extreme: install - storefront
Sam & Max: Episode 4: install - storefront
TrackMania Nations Forever [2]: install - storefront

Free addons and resources for already purchased games:
Counter-Strike (Counter-Strike Steamworks Beta access) [3]: install
Half-Life (high definition models): install - uninstall - comparison - example
RACE 07 (Crowne Plaza Raceway track) [5]: install - storefront

Steam delivered MODs:
Age of Chivalry (requires Source SDK): install - storefront
D.I.P.R.I.P. Warm Up (requires Source SDK): install - storefront
Darkest Hour (requires Red Orchestra): install - storefront
Dystopia (requires Source SDK): install - storefront
Eternal Silence (requires Source SDK): install - storefront
INSURGENCY (requires Source SDK): install - storefront
Mare Nostrum (requires Red Orchestra): install - storefront
Smashball (requires Source SDK): install - storefront
Synergy (requires Half-Life 2): install - storefront
Zombie Panic! Source (requires Source SDK): install - storefront



Being from Florida, I know all about flip flops and sandals. I pretty much live in them (at least when I am not barefooted). I even wear them in the Winter too. I just love how comfortable they feel on my feet. And since becoming a mom there is another good thing about them too. You don't have to find sock to wear with them like tennis shoes, and you don't have to spend time tying them etc. You just slip them on and go. I pretty much just have them from Target or Walmart but I have heard of some really nice Dansko sandals too. I might just check them out.

Prepaid card that can be used with Paypal

I have a PayPal account that my husband and I both use. I also started a new one so that I can start using it just for my online work. I was not able to link it to our bank account as the other one is already linked. So I new that you can use a prepaid card instead of a credit card to do so. I found this really cool deal with the FaceCard prepaid master card. It is free (and some people have gotten $10 added to their account using code JAIGUI I have not received my card yet so can not verify the $10 part but will update my post in the 7 business days that it says it will take to receive it. If you are looking for a card to link to paypal, try it out. Also, you can use this for direct deposit if you are like me and work from home and have a job that requires direct deposit. To me, it is safer then giving out your real bank account info.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Copper Sink?

You know, when we finally get to update our 1970's style kitchen, I am going to go all out and do something really nice. I am thinking about crown molding and one of those really nice copper sinks to. I think that they would really make the room look nice. It is a huge room already so don't have a problem with the area just the decor really. But that can be changed with time. Maybe once I finally get my degree right?

Victoria's Secret Promo code expires on July 26th

I just found out about this really good sale at Victoria's secret. I don't go there much because I just can't afford it with all of these mouths to feed. But I might be able to get at least something with this sale.

40% off of Clearance any one single item. Up to 80% off already marked down prices. Use promo code 40SAVE.

Add a single clearance item to your shopping bag. Enter offer code 40SAVE at checkout. Discount will be deducted from the price of your item after offer code is applied. Valid through 11:59pm EST on July 26, 2009, while supplies last. One discounted item per order. Offer valid on one clearance item only. No substitutions. Gift Cards, gift wrap and kits, shipping, handling and taxes do not qualify for offer. Offer is subject to adjustment due to returns, cancellations and exchanges. Discount cannot be redeemed for cash or used as payment towards your Victoria's Secret Angels Credit Card. Not valid on previous purchases or store purchases. For orders outside the U.S., taxes and duties may apply. Offer may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice.

Place an online order of $100 or more. Enter offer code FREE100 at checkout. Shipping and Handling charges will automatically be deducted after offer code is applied. Valid through 11:59 pm EST on August 4, 2009, while supplies last. Valid for free standard shipping and handling anywhere in the 48 contiguous United States. Standard shipping and handling to Alaska, Hawaii and the U.S. Territories only $4.99. Gift Cards, gift wrap and kits, shipping, handling and taxes do not qualify toward the offer. Offer subject to adjustment due to returns, cancellations and exchanges. Not valid on previous purchases, store purchases or with any other offers that provide discounts on your entire order. Offer may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice.

Love to loose some weight!

I have not been happy with my weight since having kids. I remember being ALMOST 100lbs while in High School and feeling good about my weight. I am not saying that I want to be that weight again, but I would like to be about 120 or so. I really am not too far off of that but it sure is hard to loose weight while taking care of 3 little boys that east like horses. I am trying to find the best weight loss pill that will help me.

Free portraits until Saturday!!!

I just wanted to post this for others out there that the economy has hit kind of hard too. We haven't gotten pics done of the kids in a while because it is hard for me to take 3 kids to get pics taken and also because it is so expensive!!!
Here is a link for a free portrait package from the Picture People. It is only good until Satufday though. I called to make an appointment for my sons and I got the next to the last one available at our mall. So if you are interested in it, do it now!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Lossing Weight

I have really been trying to check out different ways to loose weight lately. I have been reading online, magazines even Decaslim reviews. I still have not made up my mind what will be best for me and my family too. Whatever I end up doing, I know it will have at least some sort of effect with the family. I just want to make sure that it is not something that will effect them too much you know?


In these hard time, it might be time to look into going back to school. If you are lower income or have a large household (which we do) then you may be able to have everything paid for with some left over! I just have to deal with a math class issue and after that, they say that the amount that we are expected to be able to pay towards classes is $0. So that is very good news for us. So, if you don't think that you can afford to go to school, check out your school, they will have lots of info for you on financial aid that is available.

My cute netbook

I can't tell you how much I love my laptop! Well, it's not actually a laptop it is one of those cute little netbooks. It is an ASUS eee and I love it! It is only about 10 inches instead of ac hefty 17 inches like a lot of the regular laptops. It is great for what I use it for which is writing, blogging, surging the net and a few other things. I don't need one of those big bulky things. We have a desktop for anything else that I might need a larger one for. My husband was even able to put more memory in my netbook once he knew that I would use it and like it.

Cheap or even free mik at CVS!

For $1.00 off coupon go to the following link:

The deal gets even better though!

1. This week at CVS you can buy a gallon of milk for $2.79 and you will receive $1 Extra Buck back. Use the printable coupon above and your net cost for a gallon of milk will be $.79! But wait, there's more . . . (Does this sound like an infomercial?)

2. CVS is running a special promotion on milk where when you buy 5 gallons, your 6th gallon is free. Your milk totals accumulate so you don't have buy all 5 gallons at once.

So print your coupons, buy your milk, use your extra bucks to buy more milk, and eventually you will get free milk!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Love my laptop

I work from home so there is one thing that I just can not live without. It is my nice little ol' laptop. I don't even know how I got by without it. I can move around the house easily so that I can still watch and take care of my kids and still earn some money so that we can keep a car and roof over their heads. I have a 10 inch and I am looking into getting a larger one just because I like the larger screens. If you work from home and have kids. It is a wise investment as you will be able to give them better care and be able to spend more time earning money to take care of them as well.

Cash back sites

If you buy online, you really should check out some of the cash back sites that are out there. There is Ebates and even People String which I like a lot and there is also Cash Crate which I JUST LOVE! I have done work on their GPT site side but had totally forgotten about the cash back part. I could have saved 5% at Walmart on Thursday when I bought my son's backpack. Oh well. Now I will remember and I am reminding others that may have forgotten as well. Here is a break down from their site of what they pay back. It really does ad up.
So next time you are buying on line, check and see if it the store is listed.

Apple iTunes Purchase and download songs from every artist possible. 5%
Babies R Us All your baby accessories you need. 2% America's #1 blind store. 5% Clothing from all the brand name skate companies. 4%
Disney Shopping Purchase anything and everything Disney. 3%
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Reserve your car rental online. 1% Toys, electronics, games and more! 3% Order flower bundles. 20%
Foot Locker Shop Foot Locker for a great selection of casual and sporting goods. 6% Save on a wide selection of diamonds, pearls, gemstones and more. 6%
LEGO Store Find all the rare, classic and new LEGOs possible. 1% Over 1,500 magazines to subscribe to. 35% Find singles in your area. 75%
McAfee Virus and anti-spyware protection. 15%
Microsoft Store Computer software, hardware, Xbox and much more. 3%
NFL Shop Apparel for your favorite NFL team. 10%
Office Depot All your office supplies and accessories. 1% Premier source for corporate office, small business or home office furniture. 5%
Wal-Mart Shop Wal-Mart for all your everyday needs.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Are you looking for a job from home?

I just wanted to share my new website with others. It's for people that want to work from home but don't want to talk on the phone. I myself work from home so that I do not have to pay daycare costs and also because I want to spend the precious younger years with my kids. I can never get those times back. But at the same time, I have to be able to make some money to supplement my husband's income as well. He just doesn't make quite enough to pay all of the bills. I also like to have a little extra every once in a while as well.
So if you are looking for a job from home (a scam free one that isn't just trying to take your money and then show you how to take someone elses) then check out my new site at

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Which one?

You know when I think about trying to loose weight, I think about all of the infomercials for things like Colonix, Dexatrim and so many more. How do you know which one is going to be the one that will actually work for you with out just wasting your money or getting your hopes up though? I guess that is my question. I am still on my never ending quest to find the perfect choice.

Free Popcorn at AMC Theatres

Here is a link for free popcorn at AMC Theaters. I wonder if this can be combined with the free movies for kids this summer? Even if you can't this is still a cool deal.

Here's a coupon for free popcorn with the purchase of a large drink.

here's the website on how to sign up for FREE

Things that make you say hmm.

You know, there are so many things that can make you feel better about yourself. Weather it be a nice relaxing massage, a pedicure or a manicure. Oh how I would love to be able to go do some of those! But there are other things that can make your body feel better and be healthier as well. I have heard of some people having (dare I say it)a colon cleanse. I haven't gotten to that point yet but it is a possibility and I know people that are getting them.

Free on your birthday

This list is via slickdeals...But thought that I would share it. So, who is taking me out for my birthday this year? lol

Birthday Freebies for Adults:

Abbotts Frozen Custard
Free Treat - Register Online - 33 Locations: NY, FL

USA - Applebees Restaurant
Free Dessert and song - all ages

USA - Arby's
Birthday Discount

USA - Austin Grill
Free Meal - Register online thru E-Club - for kids and adults - Locations Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C.

USA - BD's Mongolian BBQ
Free Stir Fry - Register Online

USA - Bailey's Pub & Grill / Fox & Hound Restraunt
Receive by Email: Buy 1, Get 1 Free Entree Coupon, Expires 07 days of birthday - Join Email Club

USA - Baskin Robbins Birthday Club
Join the Baskin-Robbins Birthday Club on our website and get a coupon for a FREE 2.5 oz ice cream scoop and a coupon for $3.00 off of an ice cream cake for your birthday! - All Ages, Coupon Expires 05 days after Birthday - Hit "Store Locator" At top of page for one near you.

USA - Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Free Ice Cream - Register Online - Several Locations

USA - Bennigan's Restaurant
Buy 1 Entree, Get 1 Entree FREE and Brownie Ice Cream Dessert Free - Register Online

USA - Carrow's Seafood Restraunt
Free Cake - Register Online

USA - Charlie Brown's Steakhouse
Free Dessert and Cowboy Hat - Register Online - More information go to: - 53 Locations: NJ, NY, PA

USA - Chevy's Mexican Restaurant
Free Gift - 35 locations

USA - Chili's
Free Dessert and Happy Birthday Song - participating locations

USA - Cold Stone Creamery Birthday Club
Free hand-made small/medium bowl of Ice Cream - Several Locations - All Ages - Join online

USA - Dairy Queen
Free Ice Cream Cone coupon by Email - Ages 16 and Under "Click Join DQ Crew" to register

Dairy Queen Blizzard Fan Club - register and get a B1G1F coupon and then get another B1G1F coupon (for Blizzard) about 1 week before your BDay: then JOIN at bottom right

USA - Damon's Steakhouse
Buy 1, Get 1 Free Entree, Birthday song and More! - Register Online

USA - Daphne's Greek Cafe
Join their eClub and get a free plate on your birthday as well as other discounts - Register Online

USA - Famous Daves BBQ
Free Gift (maybe a piece of birthday cake, an appetizer, some ribs. Special offers and more - Join P.I.G. (pretty important guest) Club. participating restaurants - Click Join Pig Club at bottom of page.

USA - Firehouse Subs
Free Sub on Birthday, Register Online under "Ecrew" - Several Locations

USA - Friendly's Restraunt Birthday Club
Free ice cream cone on their birthday! (Age 13+) - Must join at website, Located in: CT, DE, FL, MA, MD, MASS, NH, NJ,NY, NC, OH, PE, RH, SC, VT, VI.

USA - Fuddruckers Restraunt
Free Sundae - Show ID - NOT at the ABQ, NM location

USA - Ghirardelli Chocolate
Birthday gift and special offers by email - Been around since 1852

USA - Glory Days Grill
Free Sundae on Birthday, Special offers - Locations: FL, MD, VA

USA - Gold Star Chili eClub
Buy 1, Get 1 Free Cheese Coney, special offers - Join Email Club

USA - Golden Corral
Free Meal - Locations: PA, WV, OH, KY, IN

USA - Hard Times Cafe
Buy 1, Get 1 Free appetizer on birthday, Special Offers, special invite to VIP beer events and more. - Locations: Maryland and Virginia

USA - Hollywood Video Birthday Club
Come in for a FREE Hollywood Film Library® rental on your birthday! If we don't already know, just tell us when you check out that you're celebrating a birthday. Free birthday rentals extend to everyone else on your membership account, too. Next time you're in, just ask a Guest Service Representative if all members' birth dates are in our computer. - Driver's License/State ID Required.

USA - International House Of Pancakes (IHOP)
Free Sundae - Show ID

USA - Joe's Crab Shack
Free Gift on your Birthday - Register Online

USA - Krispy Kreme
half dozen doughnuts on your birthday and coffee mug. Participating locations - Register thru Friends of Krispy Kreme

USA - Macaroni Grill
Free Dessert and Song - Show ID

USA - Maggiano's Little Italy
Birthday Gift and offers

USA - Moe's
Free Entree

USA - Muer Restraunts
Register online for Friends Dining Club, Receive 2 Birthday offers and 1 Anniversery offer Read Terms & Conditions. Locations go to: Charleys Crab, The Grand Concourse, Big Fish Seafood Bistro, Meriwether's, The Gandy Dancer, River Crab, Chuck & Haroids Cafe

USA - O' Charley's
Free Dessert and song - Let your waitress know.

USA - On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
Free Appetizer - Register Online thru Club Cantina

USA - Outback Steakhouse
Free Blooming Onion - W/Photo ID

USA - Qdoba Mexican Restaurant
Buy 1, Get 1 Free entrée right before your birthday. Must sign up for our email club. - Several Locations

USA - Quiznos Subs
Birthday Gift - Register Online

USA - Red Lobster
Free ice cream sundae and special gift when you register online for the Overboard Birthday Club - Show ID

USA - Red Robin
Free Hamburger and Fries on your Birthday - Register online - Adults and Childern

USA - Rockfish Restaurant
Free Item near Birthday - Locations: Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, North Carolina

USA - Steak and Ale
$10.00 off 2 Adult Entrees, Birthday gift and Anniversery plus coupons - Register Online

USA - The Melting Pot (A fondue restaurant)
Free fondue for two coupon by e-mail for signing up to their list, as well as on your birthday and anniversary.

USA - TGI Friday's
Free Appetizer - Register Online

USA - Texas Roadhouse
Join Texas Roadie VIP and Receive a coupon for a Free Dessert on your Birthday - Show ID

USA - The Fox and Hound / Bailey's Pub & Grille
Get a Free appetizer just for joining, a Free entrée on your birthday, and updates on special events at Fox and Hound® and Bailey’s all year long!

USA - Tony Roma's Restraunt Birthday Club
FREE dinner. Join at least 2 weeks before your birthdate.

Stampin it!

You know, I was just thinking about some pretty cheap things that I can do to make mailings from my home business look more professional yet not cost much or be too much of a headache to do. One thing that I came up with was rubber stamps. I mean you can pick different sizes, colors and even fonts to sort of jazz things up a bit. Now I just have to figure out what I want it to look like and what color ink pad to use. I am thinking about purple to stand out a bit.

Just had to post this

Well, my brother is officially in the NAVY. I am proud of him. He didn't think that he needed a job while he was in high school and then the economy tanked and around here, it is hard to find a job even if you have a good job record. Try getting one with no record and not really being related to anyone around that does any hiring. This is a small town and most people hire people that they go to church with or that they have known their entire lives. We just moved here about 4 years ago. I really do think it will be good for him though. GO NAVY

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lowering some bills and making it count

My husband has been paying for some accident insurance for me through his work that we are actually going to cancel (since I am just working from home now). The difference that we are going to save will actually cover the cost of some dental care discountsthat I have been looking into. We all need our teeth cleaned and probably some fillings too. And a lot of the programs actually cover about 25% of other things as well (hubby and I both need our wisdom teeth out still:/ So I really do think this is a good choice for us. The last time that I took Ethan in for a dental checkup, it was $70 and that was at a discount sliding scale place and that was just for a visit, bite wings and fluoride treatment. And there are 6 of us that are supposed to be going twice a year! Yeah I would say it's a wise investment.

Those were the days...

One thing that I missed out on during my last pregnancy was a nice baby shower. The first time around I basically had three. One at the hospital that I worked at on the weekends and one at the physician's office that I worked at full time and another small one with family. The second time I only had one from the physician's office again...The last time, I worked from home so no baby shower but it was okay because I was able to enjoy my pregnancy a lot more.

Sharing pictures online

If you are like me, you are scared to death of having a fire or your computer dying and loosing all of your beloved family photos. On thing that you can do is share them online. I have a lot of mine loaded onto my MySpace account. It's free and they are still there if my computer hard drive dies. Also, make sure not to just save your pics on your thumbdrive or a memory card either. We had a memory card die not too long ago and thankfully almost all of the pics were already saved on our computer. There are other sites that you can use as well that are free to use. If you are saving pictures of your kids though, make sure that you use a service that you can make private or only where trusted friends can view them.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Great Jewelry site with Tips for guys

My husband has bought me a handful of nice jewelry over the almost 9 years that we have been married. Sometimes he does good and other times, not so much. I just saw this really cool site that actually has some really good tips for guys about buying earrings and any other sort of nice jewelry that you can think of as well. I think I am going to send it to my hubby as a hint for our upcoming anniversary in August. They have pointers for Special days, Anniversary guide and more. They even have one that I HOPE that he will never need to look at which is when "I'm Sorry" just isn't enough. If you like nice jewelry like I do and your man doesn't know a diamond from a piece of lime rock, you might want to check it out.

Monday, June 22, 2009

If you like buy one get one free (bogo) offers

If you like to scour the ads every week for BOGO offers you have to check out this site that I just found. It is all BOGO deals for the week and it is by zip code too. We have a family of 6 (soon to be 5 thanks to the US NAVY:) and only one person working full time so I swear by these sales. If you have coupons, then it makes it even better...
So check it out and let me know if you tried it and what you think about it.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Anyone want a useful freebie?

I just found this freebie and thought that others might like it too. I hate fumbling for my house lock when I am trying to find the keyhole in the dark. We do have a light that is supposed to come on when there is movement outside but sometimes my dear little boys turn it off. We don't use keys for our car thanks to the key less entry but hey there are still people that do.
Anyway, here is a link to a free key chain with a flashlight.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Got Bugs?

I just got some really cool bed bug encasement products to try out. Travel season is upon us right now and a very large percentage of hotels have at least some level of bed bug infestation (yuck!)These bags really make it easier to to keep from bringing those gross and itchy creatures home with you. You won't have to live out of a trash bag to keep from getting them which is great! These high quality thick and strong zipup bags make it simple and convenient to be proactive in fighting bed bugs. They also come in convenient sizes for larger or smaller luggage bags, garment bags and even drawer liners so you can feel more at home. I think I am going to get the large luggage one and a couple of the drawer lingers so that I can put my clothes in the dresser.
So if you are planning a trip like me this summer and staying in a hotel, I suggest you check out these bags first.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Finding cheap but fun wholesome things to do for the summer

So, school is out and the kids are bored. So what do you do? Well, most libraries have children's summertime programs where they have story time and then they do an art project to go along with the story that they just heard. We did it a couple of years ago and it was a blast. Ours started yesterday but we were not able to go to it because of having to take my husband to work so that I would have the car for Vacation Bibble School (VBS). But we are definately going next week. And I am also not going to forget the free movie either that I talked about a few weeks ago. So that is 2 free things to get the boys out of the house and feeling like they are doing something for $0 out of pocket:)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Loosing weight

Wow so this Florida heat is really starting to bug me since our AC went out over a week ago. I really think that if I was thinner the heat wouldn't bother me as bad though. Maybe I should try one of those fat burners to try to take off a few pounds and see if it helps with the heat. There were times when I was growing up that we didn't have an AC but it seems that the heat has gotten worse since I have gotten older.

Pampers on sale at CVS

So, I went to CVS today and got Pampers Cruisers for my youngest for $8.99 without a coupon. Of course I can't find it when I need it but when I don't it is always in my way right? lol Anyway, if you buy Pampers, now is the time to buy them because they are $3.00 less than usual and even less if you have a coupon:)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Updating our kitchen

So, now that we have our new (well really nearly new) stove), the rest of our kitchen really needs a face lift. We are talking about replacing the counter tops because they are the cheap white stuff with the fiber board underneath. In the spot that is above our dishwasher, it is starting to buckle a bit from the heat. I think now would be a great time to replace it. But while we are doing that, I am thinking about having my hubby install one of those nice Grohe faucets as well. I think that would really give our kitchen a nice face lift.

Cheap Lipton Tea at Walgreens

I was just told by a friend that Walgreens has Lipton Iced tea on sale for .80 cents right now. I also was told that there are coupons out there for both $.75/1 and $.75/2. Being from the South, I make iced tea every single day. Our family goes through a whole pitcher a day (and that is just the three adults drinking it). So if your family is like ours, don't miss out!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Great Card Site

I just came across the cutest site! The site is Doodle Bug Dezigns. They have really nice hip Baby Announcements, Birthday Invitations, Birth Announcements and more. I was really impressed by all of the little boy design too. Usually when I find a good site that has really cute invitations or clothes, it is almost entirely girl stuff. Not here! They are very reasonably priced as well. My son Jacob's birthday is coming up in August (he is going to be the big number 3). Now I just have to decide which print to buy.

Good Deal on PullUps at CVS this week!

This week CVS is having a pretty good deal on the Jumbo size package of Pull Ups. They are usually either $11.99 or $12.99 per pack and they are now $8.99 per pack. If you have some coupons for $2.00 per pack, then you get them for virtually half price! I got one pack this morning and I am going back for 2 more tomorrow (there is a limit of 3). So, if you have kids in Pull Ups, now is the time to stock up!

Maybe for Father's Day?

Well, Father's Day is just around the corner. I always have such a hard time trying to figure out what my hubby would like not just sit in a corner collecting dust. I already bought him some new underwear and socks (he never can keep up with them and I swear that they get washed and disappear). He really likes his music and news. So, I was thinking about getting him one of those new satellite radios for our car. I am sure that he would really enjoy that. Oh, and I'm sure that I would when I get to drive too!

Free Directory Assistance with 1800BING411

I hate being out around town and needing a number and all that I have is my cell phone. Do you know how much it is to call directory assistance on your cell? I think it is close to $2 now. Ugh! Well now Microsoft has a new 411 service and it is Free! All you have to do is call 1-800-BING-411. It is being rolled out to go along with their new search engine. So give it a try next time you need to call information and let me know how it was.

Something that I never knew

Wow, I guess I learn something new every day. That's a good thing right? The thing that I learned today was that there are companies that actually specialize in gay vacations. You might ask how do I know that? Well, I have a friend that went on one and he said that it was great. He felt really at home and could really be his self without feeling like he had to act like he was someone else. I say good for him.

Free admissions to National Parks

Who doesn't love a free thing?
The National Park Service is going to be having a free weekend to visit. This is a great cheap way to get out and see what is around you in your own state or maybe even go visit a neighboring one and save some money. I have bookmarked the site because I would love to take my sons out exploring at our local park. Check out the links below for more information.

Deal info link:

List of participating parks by state:

Some park partners (such as Consession stands, or gift shops) are also doing deals on the fee free weekends:

Love to go

I have always wanted to go to go on one of those nice Vegas vacations. I have friends that have gone and came back telling me about all of those really yummy and cheap buffets and really nice inexpensive hotels. I would love to just get away from it all sometime and now might actually be the time with the economy in the slump that it is in, they are having lots of specials to get people to visit.
If you haven't already checked into it, now is the time.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Free JuicyJuice 14 oz cup

Well Raise your hands if you love freebies like I do. My little Jacob would be saying "Oh Mydo, mydo!" lol Well, if you have kids, you probably go through lots of juice like we do. We specifically go through JuicyJuice. We love the stuff! Well, right now you can get a 14 oz water bottle for free for signing up for their online news letter. check it out!

What to do...

Those of you that know me, know that I have gone to school before and I have my EMT certificate. I also worked in a physician's office for almost 9 years so I love the medical field but want to concentrate on my boys right now. I do want to go back to school though and I am really thinking about going to a medical assistant training school. I think it would be right up my ally and it wouldn't take too long either. With the economy the way it is, I think that the medical field is one of the best to be in. What do you think?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Free Bowling this Summer!!!

One thing that I remember from when I was a kid was going Bowling. I remember learing how to play and what satisfaction I got when I actually got a strike (not very often). When I became a teenager, I actually got my own ball and my own shoes (because I played so often that it actually saved me money to have my own shoes, plus they were cute).

Now I am going to be able to take Ethan to go play too! I just found out about this really cool program that a lot of Bowling Allys are going to be doing this summer. It is a program that runs all summer and kids actually get to bowl for free. Adults can also get a deeply reduced bowling pass as well (for 4 adults ours is only $23.95). You still have to rent the shoes though but that is hardly anything. The only other catch is it is only until 5pm...But my husband has 2 days off during the week so that is not a problem for us. It is good for 2 free games every weekday. So look and see if there is a bowling center near you and sign at least your kids up (that is free and if you want sign yourself up too!)

The site is

Have fun!!!!

Went shopping and noticed

You know, I went shopping for my son's 1st birthday presents yesterday and I noticed something. There were some really eye catching cardboard displays and I am not just talking about the DVD ones but I mean all of the other ones for toys, board games and more! Some of them were even cooler than the thing that they were advertising. Isn't that funny?

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Drool can be cool!

So, I have a baby that is teething A LOT! But I really hate to keep his cute little clothes covered up in some old bib. But now I don't have to. I found a really cool concept by Hattie Rose Designs. They make baby bibs fashionable. Oh and for you moms of little boys, they have some really nice designs for you too not just girls (which I was really happy to see:)

Go check out the giveaway (for 2 bibs) that is going on over at the Parent Reviewers site the link is:

Good luck!