Sunday, December 26, 2010


One of the first things that we plan on doing when I graduate is of course, I will get a job and we are going to pay our house off early. We are then going to redecorate and make our house one really cool and inviting place to be. We are really going to update it with really nice stuff like tile throughout, crown molding, Kichler lighting, we are thinking about knocking out the walls that separate the bathrooms and make it one nice big one. I have so many things that I want to do to our cute little house to make it more of a home!

Kid are asleep?

Oh my goodness! The kids are all asleep before their dad got home tonight! I can not believe that! I guess it was all of the fighting over Christmas presents that wore them out. Apparently everyone thinks that the other one's presents are better than theirs but won't let the other ones play with theirs. They want their toys and the other kids toys:/ So I am one sleepy momma! Next year, I think I will just get 3 of everything lol


I have a little prepaid phone right now, just because that is all that I need. But when I actually get out of my nursing class and I am away from home more, I would really love to get a new iphone. Most of my friends have them and they love them. I would like to get one because they also have really cool aps for nursing too, which is another reason that I would like one. Being a new nurse, I am sure I will have some questions, and it will probably help me not have to ask so many questions.


Well Christmas has come and gone and we had a pretty good one:) The only 3 glitches are that my son's DS Lite did not make it here in time for the big day, his RC helicopter did not make it out of the package in one piece and had to be taken back this morning for refund, but no more were in stock so had to settle for a gift card instead and my stove that just got fixed malfunctioned in the middle of Christmas dinner lol. But we all got to spend it together and we are all healthy and got cool things. Couldn't really ask for anything more!

Friday, December 17, 2010


I think that one of the best things for children for gifts are persnonalized gifts. They all love to see their names on things. It makes them feel really big and grown up. I must also admit that I love to see my name on things as well. I think that it also shows that the gift was not just something bought to say that you bought something you know? it is special and just for that one person.

Almost Christmas

Well, I almost have all of my Christmas shopping taken care of! I bought quite a few things at Family Dollar for the kids earlier this month and their uncle that is in the Navy decided to donate some money to the cause and send some money for the kids' Christmas as well:) I found a great seller on eBay that is selling DS lites for cheap and has excellent ratings as well. I already bought one of them, and will buy a second one in a bit for my 4 year old as I know he will want one just like his brother. I guess my 2 year old can have one of the old Game Boy Advances that is just sitting around collecting dust:) I am going to make sure to use my Bigcrumbs account to try to save some cash as well. If you haven't checked them out yet, you really should. It is a great way to earn money back shopping lots of places that you already shop. You can check them out from this link. Happy shopping!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Love to travel

I can not wait until I am done with my nursing classes and I am able to travel as well as have the money to do so. I want to get a camper to go around at least the state in with my kids and my hubby. I know that it can get expensive with the maintenance and rv repairs as well as added insurance and gas costs, but it sure seems worth it to me! I can't stand staying in hotels where you do not know who slept in your bed last or if you are going to be bringing bed bugs home to all of your nice new furniture or your kids waking up with bedbug bites on a trip...yuck. It is so worth it!

Are you pregnant?

If so, word to the wise, do not be too creative with your pregnancy pics. Just do something with some class and taste, do not show off too much of your body or your significant others either for that matter. Please check out this blog that I just ran across that has awkward pregnancy photos. You will see what I mean. I do like the one though with the watermelon and the gun:)

No wrinkles

I am positive that after this frigid weather, I am going to need some of the best anti-wrinkle serum on the market! My skin has been so dry, that I am scared to think about what it is doing to me in the long term. I sure do not want to look older than I am when I go back to my class reunions and such. That would really not be cool at all.

Wow it sure is cold!

Wow! I woke up to freezing temperatures this morning! Yesterday morning, it was almost like the storm before a hurricane, it was rainy and really windy. The dog kept barking at the trees that were swaying outside! But this morning, OMG it is cold! The wind is about 30 miles per hour and cuts right through you. I hated having to send the boys to school in this mess. I thought I lived in Florida!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Well it sure is cold here in Sunny North Florida! It is actually going to be 22 degrees tonight and I sure an not looking forward to taking the boys to school in the morning! I don't even like the idea of having to wake up in the morning and get out of bed. I have a really nice and cozy electric blanket that we bought a little while back and it really does cut down on having to run the heat high all night long. I will get up early in the morning and turn the heat up a little bit before I get the boys up and then everything is fine. I just wish I could sleep in though under my nice cozy blanket!


Well, one day left of my current semester of nursing school. Most of tomorrow is going to be going out to eat and then the next day is just going to be the final and I am done until January! I can not wait. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


My sons are watching Iron man right now. I didn't notice that Iron man when he is just a regular guy is wearing some nice stylish urban clothing. It takes a certain type of person to be able to pull off that style. But when they do, WOW! It looks very nice. I would really like for my husband to get some clothes in that style. I bet he would look very nice as well.

Kids fighting!

My kids have been arguing for a while now about what they want to watch on TV. It is really starting to drive me nuts! They get to take turns picking a show/movie but one will pick one and then want to pick another one, so then I have to step in and be the referee! I really wish that they could both just agree on the same thing lol.

Thinking about new life insurance

I am thinking about getting new life insurance on my husband and I. We currently have a small policy, but I want to get more to help take care of my boys in case anything was to happen to either or even worst both of us. I am searching the net and found I am currently checking them out. I won't be able to make a purchase though until I get my taxes back at the beginning of the year. But at least I will know what I want by then:)

Got a little christmas shopping done!

Well, I finally got a little bit of Christmas shopping done for my boys. I went to Family Dollar because I had a $5 off coupon when you spend $25 and with 3 kids, you get up to that amount very fast lol. I spent about $44 and got quite a few things for them. Now I just have about 4 more things to get which I can not get there. Two of the things are coming from Walmart and 2 more things I am picking up tomorrow that I found barely used on Craig s list. Then I will be all finished with my Christmas shopping!

Feel very blessed

Back in October, my son was admitted to the hospital for breathing problems. I was never in my life more glad that I had affordable health insurance to help out with the bill. I just got my bill and if I had not had insurance, it would have been more than $3,000 and I just have to pay $50 it really makes me feel blessed to have good insurance for my kids especially.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Great site for discount gift cards!

If you are into using gift cards and are looking for a discount way of finding them. This is a site that I have found. I have not actually used it myself, but then again, I just found it and have not had the time to get any vitacost coupons yet. It really does seem like a great way though to save some money on some online orders at a favorite site or store!

Love to hear any Black Friday Stories!

I didn't get to actually go out shopping for Black Friday. My whole family was being nursed back to health since we were all sick for Thanksgiving:( But I would love to hear any stories about Black Friday or what you were able to snag!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

New Cell

I have really started thinking about Christmas presents now that Thanksgiving is almost here. There really is not that much that I would want myself, but I would really like to get a new cell phone. I was checking out the new htc desire. Thought it was a really nice looking phone with lots of really cool features. If I don't get one this year, then maybe when tax season comes, I can possibly get a new cell phone!

Microwave and stove RIP

My 4 and 2 year olds killed my microwave and my nice newer stove. They for some reason thought that it would be fun to spray the water hose from the sink all over the kitchen and those two digital appliances did not make it:( I am so upset! And I had to order a Thanksgiving dinner from Publix since I can not cook it at home. Now I am again on the lookout for good barely used stove and microwave!

Christmas present for a spoiled 7 year old

I am trying to think of something nice to get my oldest son for Christmas this year. We already have a gaming system (PS3) and he gets on our computer too. He has started to show some interest in music and he LOVES the Beatles (such a sweet mommy's boy:)so I was thinking of checking out some nice ipods. He really likes all of the little digital gadgets, so I was thinking that this might be something that he would love this year for Christmas.

Family is finally home

My husband took my now 7 year old to the gun range to shoot for the first time today. Needless to say, he really loved it. He has a smile as wide as his face:) My husband is really happy too. This is the first of our 3 sons to be able to go with hubby to do his big hobby. I think this is the whole reason that he wanted

Black Friday is just around the corner!

I am so looking forward to getting a few nice presents for my kids this year. We are just getting a few things this year, but we have decided to get really nice things. Nothing just to make sure the kids can open a present that will just end up on the floor. Being in nursing school and having three kids to buy for that are always attached at my hip makes it hard to shop for them for Christmas. So I have decided to spend Black Friday shopping from the comfort of my own home while the kids are outside playing:)

The weekend is almost over!

I can't believe that the weekend is almost over! Where did all the time go? My kids will be out of school this week for Thanksgiving and I have one day of class with a test of course and one day of clinical. So short week for me too! I am so looking forward to a little bit of time off and just trying to get my house back into shape. I am so tired of not having the time to clean my house and enjoy it!

Giving thanks

I just wanted to remind everyone this Thanksgiving season to remember to give thanks for everything that we have. I don't have a working stove thanks to my son spraying the digital controls with water, I don't have a working microwave for the same reason. BUT, I do have my kids, they are healthy, happy and smart. Nobody in my family is very ill or having to go through opiate detox. So I do feel very fortunate. My husband also has a job so I do feel very thankful for that too!
What are you thankful for?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Out of shape!

One of the many things that I have realized since starting my nursing classes is, that I am an emotional eater. Of course emotions run high in nursing school with all of the tests, quizzes,clincal and not getting much sleep. I have been gaining weight lately and so has eveyone else in my class. I can not wait until my class is done, one of the things that I plan on purchasing is a nice set of good fitness equipment so that I can get back into shape and be healthy again!

Christmas shopping

So, now that my son's birthday is practically behind me, I can start to think about Christmas shopping. I am running way behind this year from what I normally am at. Usually, I have everything bought by now! Being in nursing school as really messed me up when it comes to time or money for that matter! I can't wait until next year when I will hopefully have more of both:)

Skin Care

With all of the stress of going to nursing school, my face is paying the price for it right now. I am on the lookout for some really good acne products. I have not had any pimples since I was just out of High School, but now they are back. Before, I thought it was from having bangs or from using hair spray, but I guess I was wrong because I don't have bangs and I don't use hair spray in my hair either.


One thing that we just figured out, is that you don't really need cable! We have a PS3, and we are able to watch Netflix with it and there are so many really good movies and even children's TV shows that I don't even miss having cable! And it is just $10 a month for the service too! You really can not beat that. In this economy, every penny counts too, we are so happy with it!

Heathy stuff

One of the most important things that a woman can do when she is pregnant is to make sure that she takes her prenatal vitamins. I know that I sure did and have 3 really healthy boys to show for it! One thing that I did not think of though, but wish that I had, is natural prenatal vitamins. I mean, to me, that sounds even more healthy. Would love to hear from anyone that has actually taken them too!

Save some cash!

So, today my oldest son turned 7 and we wanted to do something special but didn't have a whole lot of money to spend. We decided to head on out to Jacksonville to Chuckycheese's. We ended up spending $50 for pizza, drinks (with the optional plastic cups), a cake and over 150 tokens. Not too bad for entertainment and food with the cake too! We got 20 free tokens just for my son having a great report card and then I went to the website and signed up for the email list and got more printable tokens. One of them we bought 60 tokens for $15 and got another 40 free! Plus we got 30 tokens with our pizza meal. So we had enough tokens to keep everyone busy for 2 whole hours of playing. I think it was a great deal and lots of great memories made:)

Nursing School!

So, most of you readers know that I am now in nursing school. Hopefully I will be graduating in April (as long as I continue to pass all of my classes). One thing that I have noticed, is that I do a lot better in my classes when I highlight notes in it. One thing that I was thinking about is that, with so many students in college that potentially will make good money soon, one great way to advertise a business would be with some good promotional highlighters. I mean, most of the students that do well, would use them!

Back yet again!

Well, it has been a little while since I have written in my blog. I have really missed it too! I have been sooo busy with my 3 little boys and nursing school, it has been really hard to do anything just for me though. But I have decided that I am going to start doing it again though, because I just miss and enjoy it soo much!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


It is really amazing to me how much credit reports can change your life. If you don't have good credit, it can actually make things cost more such as mortgage payments, care payments,electric company deposits, cell contracts, insurance premiums and the list just goes on and on. Heck, sometimes you can't even get a job if they pull a credit report as part of the hiring process. It is always best to know what is on your report, so that you know everything that is on it, belongs on it. It also makes it a lot easier to be able to fix any blemishes that you may have.

Lots of great school clothes!

So, I belong to Face Book and I "liked" a cute little consignment shop that is nearby. Well, they have a give away weekly for people that "like" their site on FB, well I got picked this last time! I was sooo happy! I got a $30 credit to their store! I went in and spent $5.00 out of pocket and got 14 articles of like new name brand clothing! I got 4 shirts for each of my 2 older boys, 2 shirts and a pair of jeans for my youngest and 2 shirts for hubby and me:) I was sooo impressed.


Well every year without fail, it seems that insurance is going up a lot. This has started making me want to take a look at all of our policies and see where I can cut out on some of the cost. I will be checking out sites like to make the look a little simpler to do. This is not something that I intent to spend many hours on, but I do want to save money if it is in any way possible.

Sick Kids

Well, last week my DS age 6 had to come home from school early with a fever and this week, my DS 4 and 2 are sick with fevers. We have been eating lots of popsicles and taking Motrin tabs for comfort. I really do hope that this stops soon. I know that strep is going around the area right now,but none of them have had sore throats at least.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

New Store!

Well, a few weeks ago our nastly little Dollar General closed down and they opened a new store. It is so modern compared to the old one. This one, when you walk in, you don't get hit in the back of the foot by the door and scream in agony. They actually have room to store some grocery carts inside the store and they even have a nice handy dandy working barcode scanner which makes the visit a lot easier on the cashier and the customer. I actually enjoy going there now, except for one thing, the parking lot is always full!

The rain

I remember when I was a kid how during the summer it would rain every afternoon here in Florida. This past summer, it has hardly rained at all! And when it has, it has been in the evening time not the after noon. The last few days however, it has been raining in the afternoon which really does help keep things cooled down a bit. We are in Florida and do not have A/C so it is such a blessing to us.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Well, since my son spilled Gatorade on my second laptop, I have been trying to read lots of good computer reviews. I really want to get the right computer this next time. I also think that I am going to invest a few dollars on one of those plastic keyboard covers so that I don't have to go through this again. I might even just get another desktop computer though so that worst thing will be having to get a new keyboard. My husband does not want to invest in another computer that will get drowned by the 2 year old.

What a dreary day today

Well, we stayed in and really did not do much today. I cleaned my boys room out and got 2 trash bags full of trash out. Mostly things like cups and Popsicle sticks. I still have to go through the toys and get rid of some. We actually have a toddler car bed full of toys at the end of the bunk bed. I think that is entirely too many toys.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Florida Tax Free Weekend

Florida Residents, do not forget that the Florida Sales Tax Holiday Dates are August 13-15, 2010. That is this weekend! I can not believe that the summer has gone by so fast and it is now time for kids to be going back to school. I actually think that my kids will be happier though instead of them sitting at home, they will be making friends and learning lots of new and interesting things:)

Where is the exit?

I took my youngest two sons for their annual checkups yesterday. They are all healthy as can be and the only issue is their bedtime. The Doctor said that they need to be going to bed around 7ish not 9 like my oldest or midnight like my youngest two like to try to do. She actually suggested getting a screen door for their room to keep them in, I then told her how they already pushed the screens out of their NEW WINDOWS in their room! So, I highly doubt that a screen door will do anything to help. It would probably take them about 2 minutes to totally destroy it! Anyway, every time that I go to this office, I get so turned around, I just walk through their halls and look for the exit signs. It's crazy I know since I have been going their for almost 7 years.

Dollar General Shoppers

If you shop at Dollar General, you need to watch your mail box. There is a $5/$20 coupon that may be on it's way to you! I went to do a little bit of grocery shopping at mine, and well, I totally forgot my coupon! My total was over $40 too so it would have been very handy to have! I hope that I get a chance to go back before it expires!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Need a new Laptop!

So, my kids have now destroyed 3 laptops. So I am on the lookout again for another one of those nice netbooks. My netbook was by far my favorite over my my two Dell laptops. It was just the right size for taking places and was just the right price as well. I was able to just hook it up to my desk top screen and keyboard and it was great. And if anyone is wondering, it was my 2 year old the last two times spilling Mountain Dew and then Poweraid the last time. Fun!

School Time!

I am so excited for my oldest two to start school this year. I have been buying very gently used clothes from consignment shops on sale when they have their tag sales and then being very selective buying on eBay as well. I like to find the listings that are not titled very well and do not have a very good description or only have one picture. Lucky for me, I have 3 boys so if they don't fit one, they will fit another. I have gotten a lot of really great deals this year just doing those things and have spent about $2.00 per pair or Nike shorts and also name brand jeans too. I am thrilled!

Online Schools

One way that you can really save some hard earned cash is to go to an Online school. You don't have to spend money on gas, hours commuting to and from or even buy new clothes to be presentable in class. To me, that is a great savings. When I am done with my nursing class, I am thinking about taking one of the online BSN programs so that I can save money and my sanity as well since I have small children that never want to cooperate with mom's schedule. I can't wait until I can just take online classes!

Working on our house

Well, we have started doing some renovations to our home. We have torn up some of the carpet and we are going to be laying tiles down. I would also love to put a new deadbolt lock in the front door too since we will be putting so much money into our house, I want to make sure that nobody can just walk in and take things.

Back to School Shopping!

I just went on Thursday and got my 1st Grader's list for school supplies. Holly Cow! There is so much on it, that I am going to have to really be creative with where I buy things. And I still have a Prek son that I don't have a list for yet, but I know I will have to buy paper towels and Lysol wipes etc.
Make sure to check out the sales going on at,,, and these are really good places that you can find school supplies on sale. My first pick is Walmart, but if they don't have what I need, then I will go from there. Let me know if you find anything that is an exceptional savings!

Weekly Deal!

I was just on checking out some of their weekly deals that they have going on. One thing that really jumped out to me was National Lampoon's Vacation (20th Anniversary Special Addition). Right now they have it on sale for $6.99 and free shipping. I thought that was a really great deal! I might get it for my hubby to give him a hint that I need a vacation.

Is it already August?

Wow time sure flies while you are having fun! I have been so busy with my nursing class and clinical and trying to get my oldest two ready for 1st grade and PreK. But now I am back and ready to rock so please come back often and check out my blog:)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Paid off our car!

So a few months ago, we paid off our car. We bought it in July of 2005 brand new off the lot and love the car but totally hated the payments! It cost us close to $400 a month for our car and then we also had to have full insurance with gap coverage just in case it got totaled out. Well, now that it is paid off, I am looking for cheaper insurance. One place that I found was I will check them out as well as others. I can't wait to lower my monthly payments even more!

Got a jump on school clothes

My boys that are in school are still little. They are 6 and almost 4. They go through there jeans like there is no tomorrow. I have started buying high quality used jeans at consignment shops to save money and still get the best that there is. Last Monday, I was out of school so I went to a really nice consignment shop and bought 5 things for just under $10. I could not believe it! I bough the things that were 50-75% off. There was nothing wrong with them and they still looked new! I bought 3 pairs of jeans and 2 long sleeve shirts (all name brands like Gymboree etc). I so love finding a bargain!

Great place to save for school

Well, it is that time of year again. Even though it feels like the kids just got off on Summer Break, it is time to start thinking about getting things for them to go back to school next month! I can not believe how fast the time has gone. One great site that I have found is tiger direct coupons. Where you can shop on line and save and compare prices too. This is a great thing since we are all so busy already without adding in the added struggle of buying the kids stuff for school on top of it!

I am back and ready to rock!

So I have been gone for quite a while and now I am back! I got sort of bogged down doing my class work for my nursing class but I am now going to start putting a lot more time into blogging again. I am still in class and all, but I really need to set aside some "me" time. So here I am and I am happy to be back:)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Father's day is around the corner!

Well, now that Mother's days is about through, I am now starting to look around for something for my hubby for Father's day. I am thinking about getting him some nice personalized gifts from the boys. I mean who doesn't like those? I know that I sure do and wish that he would actually think ahead and do something like that for me and his mom! So now that I have an idea, I am going to start looking for the perfect personalize gift for him tonight. This is going to be fun!

We have a really low electric bill!

So, my hubby logged on today to see what our new electric bill was. He was so excited when he was $70!. The way we lowered it by about half or sometimes even more is we now use only those little fluorescent bulbs, making sure to turn off lights that we are not using anyway and we also do not run an AC. We are in Florida so it can get sort of hot here it has already been in the we bought a $150 pool and also a salt treatment system for it so that we do not have to buy all of those costly chemicals (the system will pay for itself and then some this summer).

Happy Mother's day!

Well, today is Mother's day! I hope that all of you out there are having a great day. This year I just spent some time with my kids mostly since my hubby had to work in the afternoon.
My husband did remember to call his mom today...but I really do wish that he has looked on line for unique gifts for her. There are so many amazing things that he could have sent to her, but he just did not think about it until it was too late. I guess it will be up to me to do it for him next year, and I will just order myself something nice while I am at it;)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Insurance switch?

We are really trying to get some of our expenses down around here. We are thinking of maybe changing our house insurance and looking for a better rate on our car too since we just paid it off. I just found a great wholesale insurance site that I think I am going to look into further. I have been with my auto insurance company for about 13 years though and when we have had accidents, they have been great, so the rate would definitely have to be a lot lower for me to switch.

Great deals at Walgreens this week!

If you haven't checked out yet this week, you really should! There are quite a few items that end up being free after RR.

If you haven't heard of before, you really need to head on over there and check out the great Walgreens deals. They have the great sales items and coupon match ups too. Can't go wrong with that!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Great Lands End Giveaway

I love Lands end. They have a lot of really nice clothes that end up lasting a really long time.

I am proud to tell my readers about an event that Land's End is doing right now. They are holding a giveaway. You can go here HERE to enter for a Grand Prize trip or you may be one of the lucky ones to win a $100 gift card and tote.
This is an awesome giveaway. So go play, vote and enter today!

*I am participating Lands' End Harbour Island blog promotion.

Monday, March 22, 2010

wanting a new tv for my room

My husband and I are really wanting a nice tv for our bedroom. As it is right now, we do not even get to watch anything on our nice new flat panel tv in the living room. Right now, we have our eyes open for some really good tv deals so that we can get another one for our room. I think it would be nice to just lay in bed after the kids go to bed and watch a good movie again!

Love to go to a movie

I would really love to get out of the house for a bit to watch a movie with my hubby just the two of us. Usually, my husband is the one that goes to the movies and takes the older two boys while the baby and I just stay home. We tried taking him to a movie (Planet 51) and I hardly got to see any of it because he was crying and only wanted to run down the hall at the theater. I am thinking of asking my hubby's aunt and uncle to watch the kids for us one night so that we can get out and watch a good movie. I do not even remember the last "date" that we went on.

Skin care

One of the acne or skin products that I have seen for years in advertisements is proactiv. I have personally never tried them but have friends that have. They all had varying degrees of benefit from it. The people on the commercials really seem to have gotten very good results. Sort of makes me want to try it and see if it works as well for me.

PS2 games

One thing that I noticed today while at the game store was the PS2 games. They are $10 and lower. I really wish that our new PS3 was backward compatible (could play ps2 games on it) but it is not:/ Most of the games that we have for our new console are for our little boys. They do not care if the games are the best new thing or if they have been out for a few years. They do love their Lego Batman, Indiana Jones and Star wars games though...Now just trying to get the Lego version of Rock Band;)

looking for eye cream

With a very limited amount of expendable income, I have to be careful about what I spend my money on. However, I do want to take care of my skin while trying to save money doing it. Right now, I am trying to find some of the best eye cream. I know that my mom used to use some really good cream, but now that she is no longer around, I can't ask her what it was and I just can not remember what it was for the life of me!

Got a new online job

I am so happy! I got a new job online! I am going to be answering short answers for the site I have already done a few answers and it seems to be very good money and not take too long either. I really hope that it turns into a great money maker. I am very excited!


After actually gaining weight after having my wisdom teeth pulled, I have decided that I really do need to look into a good diet supplement. I expected and hoped to be one of the people that actually lost about 10 lbs after having 4 teeth pulled, but no, not me! I am now at my heaviest and I am really not enjoying it. I can really tell a big difference in my energy level and it is really bothering me. I really need to get this under control before it gets too far out of hand.

Savings sites

I wanted to take the time to remind everyone to make sure to check your deals sites before heading out to the store!

Also, do not forget to use your bigcrumbs account for your purchases toSave Money Buying things on eBay and more!.

A penny saved really is a penny earned:)


My face has been breaking out a bit lately. I guess it is hormones. I am really starting to look around for the best acne face wash that I can afford. I am sure that a lot of them do not actually work, but I know that some work a lot better than others too. I would really like to find the best one without having to waste a lot of time and money to do it.

buying or selling video games

So, on my way out the door to get my dog's nails trimmed today, my husband gave me one of his games that he wanted to trade back in since he beat it and wanted a new one. The one he was trading in was still selling for $54.99 and they only wanted to give me $15 for it! WTH is that all about? So called hubby and told him we are listing it on eBay and we will just buy the other game without trading it in. He looked on eBay and they are going for twice what the store was going to give us:/
So, just a heads up, if you need the instant gratification, the game stores are for you, if you can wait a few days for one to be shipped to you, look online and save a lot of money!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Got Wrinkles?

Since I am getting a little bit older now, I have started seeing some new wrinkles come in. Mostly around my mouth or my "smile line". I didn't think that I smiled that much, but okay:) Anyway, I have started thinking about getting some wrinkle filler to help take care of it. I am not quite ready to start looking my age or maybe even older if I don't do something about it. I have always looked younger than I am so it has really been a little bit traumatic to me.

Great deal at Publix on Cereal

I was at Publix today getting the BOGO V8 Fusions and I went down the cereal isle. I ended up getting 6 boxes of cereal. They had Chocolate Rice Crispies and Fruit Loops BOGO for 3.99 and they had coupons in the machines for .70 off of each box. So 2 boxes were 2.59. You really can't get much better than that. With the way my boys go through cereal, I have to get the most that I can as cheap as I can and try to store it away.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Computer illiterate

I really do not know too much about computers. I have used one every day for the past 12 years or so but I consider myself very lucky to even know what a USB drive is. Do not even ask me what a KVM switch is, because all that I know is that it has to do with servers. My husband takes care of a lot of our computer software upgrading and buys our hardware as well. I am just along for the ride!

Oral Surgery!

So, one of the reasons that I have not been posting as regular as I had been, is because I had some oral surgery done. I finally after about 10 years of wanting and needing to have my wisdom teeth removed got it done. We finally had good dental insurance, the money for our portion, time for my husband to take off and I wasn't pregnant! You do not know how much I prayed for this to happen and I am so glad to have it behind me! I am someone that is scared to death to be put under for any sort of surgery and would much rather feel the pain then the fear of not waking up. I had it done with about 20 shots and a little nitrous and had all 4 of them out. I am a happy camper!

Glad to have work

I am so glad to have at home employment right now. I personally know a lot of people that are not able to find work and have been layed off for a really long time. I do not know what we would do in that situation since we do not have family that could really help us out in time of trouble. That is another reason why I am taking classes right now so that when all of my kids are in school, I will be able to work outside of the home and make some good money!

I am back again!

Wow! Where did the time go? I can't believe that it has been so long since I posted but I just had so much going on which of course I will write a little about in the future. I am just glad that some things have settled down enough where I can actually site down and take a little breather and write!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Got Acne?

I am so glad that I do not have to worry about acne anymore. When I was younger, I remember my mom taking me to the dermatologist and trying to find the best acne cream. I am sure that things have changed since then and I am sure there has been a lot of new stuff that has come out that is a lot better than what I used to have to use. I feel better about my boys having to be treated for acne. I am sure they will need something since it runs on both sides of the family.

Buying online

I was just talking with a friend of mine. She was talking about how she bought a new pair of shoes online for about $135. She just realized that she could have gotten the same shoes for about $85 if she had looked. They are exactly the same shoes. Just not the "new" color. If color is worth the extra $50 to you then don't worry about it. But if it is not, then check around before you spend the extra money.

Supplemental Insurance

I think one great way to save a little money if you are older and go to the hospital alot is Medicare supplement insurance. They usually pay the out of pocket expenses that Medicare doesn't (the other 20% and such.) Anyway, I remember when I worked in a physician's office that there were a lot of people that didn't even know what supplemental plan it was that they had. I really wish that every senior had a family member or a close friend that would help them out so that they knew what they had.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

$5 off of $20 at CVS and Publix

I have a link for a printable $5 off the purchase of $20 or more. You can print as many as you like. These are great for CVS as well as Publix if your supermarket considers CVS a competitor as my local stores do. I totally love these coupons and if you use them with other coupons and BOGO you are way ahead of the game. I have been saving 50% or so with all of my shopping trips lately.

Here is the link

Friday, January 15, 2010

Almost time for a trip

So, being in Florida, we usually get great deals on Disney and other theme parks. This year, I think we are going to head to Disney for their Florida Resident deal which is $99 for 4 days at one of 4 parks. I know the boys will LOVE it! Anyway, it is not time for me to start looking around for some nice luggage to use. I have heard that Eagle Creek luggage is nice. I want to buy my tickets though before I buy the luggage just to make sure that we have a place to use the luggage.

Buying Text books

So, I get financial aid for my college classes and also for my books. The school that I goto was soooo disorganized this time for getting our book slips, that we actually waited in line for 5 hours for the book slips and another 45 minutes for the books! And it ended up costing about $200 for books for 2 classes! I have now sworn to buy my text books for my next classes online. I will save money and I will also save lots of derivation and time.

Rearanging our house

So, now that my brother is in the Navy, we are moving our boys around. This is also freeing up more space for our computers and other things as well. My husband and I are currently looking for some new modern office furniture to replace the stuff that we have had for the last 9 or so years. I think it is really going to make our home look a more modern and inviting.

Current Extra Care bucks deals at CVS

* crave-nx diet aid spray .64 oz $7.99 get $7.99 eb $8 limit 1 limit 2
advertised 1/3-1/9, monthly deal according to shelf tags in some stores

L'Oreal Healthy Look $7.99 or EverStrong $6.99 get $5 EB wyb $20 Limit ? 12/27-2/27 ?

Motions ethnic hair care get $5 EB wyb $10
Olive Oil conditioner is not counting towards this deal

Perrier or San Pellegrino 500 ml get $1 EB wyb 2 Limit 5

Vitamin Water V10 20 oz or Smart Water 1L get $1 EB wyb 3 Limit 5

Airborne 10 ct or On the Go Packets 8 ct $1 off

Aleve $4 off

Bayer Heart Health Advantage 80 ct $2 off

Dayquil or Nyquil Liquicaps 20 ct or liquid 6-10 oz $2 off

I caps eye vitamin mineral suppiement 50-120 $4 off

Kotex Pads 14-24 ct or liners 40-64 ct $1 off

Miralax 14 doses or 10 packets $3.50 off
-$1 Miralax
Mucinex Orginal or DM 18-20 ct or extra strength orginal or DM 14 ct $3 off

One A Day Gummies, Vitacrave gummies 50 ct, or drink mix 12-18 ct $3 off

Prevacid 42 count $3 off

Refresh or Optive $2 off
-$3 Refresh Optive
-$1 Refresh
-$3 off 2 Refresh
Right Size Soothie Mix 18.5-20.5 oz Slimmin Ade mix 5 ct or nutrion drink 4 pack $2 off

Tums 36-150 ct $2 off
-$1 Tums 24 ct +
Tylenol Arthritis or PM $2 off

Vicks 44 Custom Care 6 oz, VapoRub or Baby Rub 1.76 oz $2 off

source: i heart cvs: january 2010 eb deals and clipfree coupons

Thank you :)