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?