Friday, September 30, 2011

gone fishing

not really.  But I will be away from the computer until Sunday night.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Remember when

I have always said my blog was a combination of things. Deals, memories, day to day events, you name it  - it might show up here.  I took this from a friend on Facebook.  Welcome to a time of innocence, the time when WE grew up.

Close your eyes...And go back...
Before the Internet or the MAC
Before semi automatics and crack
... ... Before SEGA or Super Nintendo...

Way back...

I'm talkin' bout hide and go seek at dusk.
Red light, Green light.
Playing kickball & dodgeball until your porch light came on.
Mother May I?
Red Rover
Hula Hoops
Running through the sprinkler
Happy Meals

Watchin' Saturday Morning cartoons
Fat Albert, Road Runner, Smurfs, Picture Pages, G-Force & HeMan
Wonder Woman & Super Man Underoos
Playing Dukes of Hazard
Catchin' lightning bugs in a jar
Christmas morning...
Your first day of school
Bedtime Prayers and Goodnight Kisses

Climbing trees
Getting an Ice Cream off the Ice Cream Truck
A million mosquito bites and sticky fingers
Jumpin' down the steps
Jumpin' on the bed
Pillow fights
Runnin' till you were out of breath
Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt
Being tired from playin'
Your first crush...
Rainy days at school meant playing "Heads up 7UP" in the classroom
Remember that?

I'm not finished yet...
Kool-Aid was the drink of the summer
Giving your friends a ride on your handlebars
Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school
Class Field Trips
When nearly everyone's mom was at home when the kids got there.
When a quarter seemed like a fair allowance, and another quarter a

When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him or use him to
carry Groceries, and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of
When your parents took you to McDonalds and you were so cool.
When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to
the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home.

Basically, we were in fear for our lives but it wasn't because of
drive by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc.
Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! And some of
us are still afraid of em!

Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say, "Yeah, I remember

I want to go back to the time when...
Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo"
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "do over!"
"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.
Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in "monopoly"
Catching fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening

It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.
Being old, referred to anyone over 20.
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties.
Nobody was prettier than Mom
Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better
It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the "big
people" rides at the amusement park.

Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true.
Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare"
Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for

The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
Water balloons were the ultimate, ultimate weapon.
Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest
If you can remember most or all of these, then you have LIVED!!! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

FoodSaver System Only $9.99 Shipped!

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.
by MELISSA on SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
foodsaverHurry and grab this deal while you can! You can get a $70 FoodSaver for only $10 shipped. Here’s how:
  • Go to FoodSaver
  • Search for product: FSMSSY0215-000
  • Add to your cart and then use code: U1FV88A
  • Pay only $9.99 for it and get FREE shipping!

Down with Extreme couponing

TLC Extreme Couponing starts tonight.  Let me say I hate this show with a passion and I refuse to watch.  Why?  It shows the worst in couponers.  It shows the 1% that hoard, clear shelves, They give normal couponers a BAD name.  Honestly who needs 100 tubes of toothpaste or 50 bottles of Tide.  This show promotes hoarding.  You can expect to see these people some day on TLC Extreme Hoarders.

When I started couponing my husband set up a few rules.  They were simple and made sense.
1.  Only buy products we use.
2. No more than a 6 month reserve NO matter how good the deal is.
3. Be willing to donate 10% of the surplus to the local food bank or woman's crisis center.

Easy.  Those were common sense.  I have a house big enough I could store years worth of stuff but why would I?  I don't have 18 kids to feed.  Even the Duggars admit they don't shelf clear or buy more than they truly need.

There has been talk by those who run coupon blogs that in the next few days things will be worse because everyone will think they can do what TLC shows.  I get excited if I say 65% and that is the average savings for the average family.  Please don't expect to walk into a store and get 750.00 worth of groceries for 6.12.  Not going to happen.

I never really find much in the local paper that we use.  I tend to have better luck on a few sites scattered around my blog.  I will post links in my next post.  IF you use, coupon network be aware that for a few weeks the new "extreme couponer" will be gung ho so get  your coupons printed now because there are usually limited numbers allowed to be printed.

Thanks to shows like the one on TLC - stores have become more strict on what coupons they accept, how many, and doing several purchases at once.  The Extreme couponers have ruined it for those of us that need coupons to make ends meet.

It is always best to know the store rules before going in.  Print them off and carry them in your coupon binder.  Be polite, don't take it all, and give some to those less fortunate and we will all be better couponers - and people

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

daily chuckle.

this is one of my favorite AMC deals GET it quick

$5 for an AMC Theatres® Silver Experience Ticket (Valued Up To $12) - Exclusive For You! Click Here

IF you have been on Saveology lately you  must clear your cookies to see the offer.

making the move

Everyone please be patient over the next couple weeks.  I am taking a big step I am moving my blog to a new host and will have my own domain.  It has been explained to me that is like moving a home so this should be interesting.  you won't have to change anything but this gives me the ability to have more giveaways as well as do more cool things for my readers.


Monday, September 26, 2011

free Zantac Sample.

I swear the older I get the more meds I keep around. Here is a chance to get a free sample of Zantac to keep around. Zantac

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Coupon Network Weekend coupons.

I have been trying harder to put pictures with the coupons so everyone knows what they are getting but today is a day that there are very few pictures.  We are on our way out the door for an all day birthday party.  I will jazz up the post when we get home tonight.

CouponNetwork Grocery Coupons

Save up to $2.50 on McCormick® Products
Save up to $5.00 on Pampers® Diapers and Wipes
75¢ off when you buy TWO FARMER JOHN® Roll Sausages
Save $10.00 when you buy $100 or more in Visa Gift Cards
$5.00 off Philips Norelco 7000 Series Electric Razor
$10.00 off Philips Norelco Speed XL/Nivea for Men Razor
Save $3.00 on Del Monte® Canned Goods & College Inn® Broth
Save up to $4.00 when you buy Listerine® Pocket Packs
Save up to $2.00 on PILLSBURY® GRANDS!® JR. BISCUITS
Save $1.00 when you buy four or more Classico® Pasta Sauces
Save $2.00 when you buy Bottles or Jars of Marie's® Dressing
Save up to $4 Del Monte® Canned Goods & College Inn® Broth
Save 75¢ when you buy two Gold-n-Soft® 15oz Tubs
Save up to $4.00 when you buy four or more DEPEND® products
Save $1.00 on Glade® décor scents™ Holder or Refill Packs
Save 50¢ on three or more  packages of DOLE® Frozen Fruit
Save $1.00 when you buy two or more Clif Kid ZFRUIT™ 6-packs
Save $1.00 when you buy two or more Clif Kid ZBAR™ 6-packs
Save $1.50 when you buy two or more Pedialyte® Products
Save 50¢ when you buy four or more DOLE® All Natural Fruit
Save $5.00 when you buy $30 or more in iTunes gift cards
Save $5.00 when you buy two $50 Visa Gift Cards
Save up to $1.00 on Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water
$1.00 off when you buy ONE Purina ONE® brand Dry Cat Food
Save up to $2.50 when you buy three or more Kotex® Products
Save $1.00 when you buy 2 or more Ghirardelli® Prestige Bars
Save up to $3.00 when you buy three or more Kotex® Products
Save up to $4.00 when you buy four or more NESCAFÉ® CLASICO™
$2.00 off Veet® Hair Removal products
Save $1.00 when you buy Scrubbing Bubbles® Active Scrub
Save up to $3.00 when you buy Gain® Products
$1.00 off on Totino's® Crisp Crust Party Pizza® Products
50¢ off on Pillsbury® Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts
50¢ off when you buy Betty Crocker® Fruit flavored snacks
75¢ off when you buy Wheaties® or Wheaties Fuel® cereal
Save 70¢ on Softsoap® Liquid Hand Soap
$1.00 off on Pillsbury® Sweet Moments® Refrigerated Desserts
75¢ off when you buy TWO any flavor select Yoplait® Yogurts
50¢ off when you buy EIGHT CUPS any variety Yoplait® Yogurt
40¢ off on Pillsbury® Sweet Rolls OR Grands!® Sweet Rolls
30¢ off Pillsbury® Refrigerated Grands!® Biscuits
40¢ off on Pillsbury® Refrigerated Italian Meal Breads
40¢ off on TWO any flavor/variety Totino's® Rolls Snacks
$3 off 1 Multi-pack AVENT BPA-Free Baby Bottles
$1.50 off 1 AVENT Pacifier Pack
$20.00 off on Philips Norelco SensoTouch/3D Electric Razor
$1.00 off SIX Mighty Dog® 5.5 oz single cans
Buy THREE get one FREE Purina® ONE® SmartBlend® Wet Cat Food
$1.50 off when you buy any TWO Sundown Naturals® Product
$2.50 off when you buy any THREE Disney or Marvel Items
$1.60 off any TWO Nature's Bounty® Vitamins or Supplements
$2.00 off when you buy any TWO GoodBelly® Quarts
50¢ off when you buy any TWO Gold 'n Soft® 15oz Tubs
$1.25 off when you buy any two Marie's® Dressing
$5.00 off any Philips Norelco Shaving Replacement Head
$1 off when you buy any two bags of SENSEO® COFFEE PODS
$2 off when you buy any Osteo Bi-Flex® Supplement or Powder

Thursday, September 22, 2011

got a hunter

The Sportsman's Guide on Facebook is giving away 10.00 ecards right now. Just click like and look at the bottom of the left hand side for a Ted Nuggent link.  I am sure I can find Phil some Christmas gift here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Photo Bin.

Another great deal from


$11 Gets You A Hardcover Window Photobook Filled W/ Nostalgia From PhotoBin - Worth $35! Click Here

You may need to clear your cookies to see this offer.

incredible cakes - Bella Roca

I am all about cake pops. I love cake pops.  I adore cake pops.  I love Themed cake pops like this
And this
And wedding cakes like this
And Groom cakes that are whimsical.
Allow me to introduce you to my new favorite cake lady.  BellaRoca  If I was in Lawrence still I would use her exclusively.  Her whimsy and talent are incredible.  I have not ordered from her....YET but I will say in talking to her she has got to be one the nicest people.  But all of us from the Midwest are.  You can find her on Facebook at BellaRoca.  I happen to know when she hits 500 fans there will be a VERY nice giveaway.  Tell her I sent you. She does ship cake pops.  I am thinking Drew will be getting some Nightmare Before Christmas ones soon. But then I started wondering about Phineas and Ferb and good old Dr. Doofenshmirtz.  Something tells me what ever I want she can make it happen.  I have told Phil and Betsy that if they get there wedding cake here I will pay for it.  I know I have lots of friends in Lawrence who read my blog.  I suggest looking to her for your next cake and if you want some incredible themed cakepops you now know the best place to go.


1 FREE calendar or 3 for just $15.99!  Impress family, friends or customers with customized wall calendars. Choose icons, add captions and highlight individual dates. Upload your own photos from your computer, Facebook, Picasa, or Flicker or select from hundreds of designs.  Great idea for Christmas present for the grandparents.

I love Vistaprint.  I have gotten some great deals from them.  Their shipping is fast and customer service is fantastic.

1 FREE calendar or 3 for just $15.99! Click Here

clorox toilet wand

Save $3.00 now on Clorox® Toilet Wand™ starter kit. Click Here

a few morning deals

Wanted to give you a heads up.  this is a group similar to Groupon but for moms.  Sign up and get a 10.00 credit towards your first purchace.  Click here

Saving Star specials this week

SavingStar Grocery eCoupons

Buy 1 PERDUE® Refrigerated Baked Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Variety, Save $1.00
Expires 10/6/2011

(Only at Kroger Southwest)
Buy 1 PERDUE® SHORT CUTS® Carved Breast Strips, Save $1.00
Expires 10/6/2011

(Only at Kroger Southwest)
Buy any (2) Dean's® Dip 12 oz or larger, Save $1.00
Expires 10/5/2011

Buy 2 Enjoy Life Foods Product (minimum $2 price), Save $1.50
Expires 9/30/2011

Buy any ONE (1) package of Rhodes® Warm-N-Serv Rolls, Save 75¢
Expires 9/30/2011

Buy 1 Diamond Crystal Sea Salt, Save 40¢
Expires 9/30/2011

Buy any ONE (1) package of Rhodes® Cinnamon Rolls, Save 75¢
Expires 9/30/2011

Buy 1 Elmer's Tri-Fold Display Board, Save 75¢
Expires 9/30/2011

Buy 1 Weight Watchers® Frozen Novelty*, Save $1.00
Expires 9/30/2011

Buy 1 Truvia® Natural Sweetener (40 ct or larger), Save 75¢
Expires 9/30/2011

Buy 1 Diamond Crystal Salt Sense, Save 35¢
Expires 9/30/2011

Buy 1 Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt, Save 40¢
Expires 9/30/2011

Buy 1 Krazy Glue, Save 50¢
Expires 9/30/2011

Buy 1 Elmer's School Glue, Glue-All or Glue Sticks, Save 50¢
Expires 9/30/2011

Buy 1 NO YOLKS, Save 40¢
Expires 9/30/2011

Buy 1 WACKY MAC & Cheese Dinner, Save 40¢
Expires 9/30/2011

Buy 1 WACKY MAC Veggie Pasta, Save 40¢
Expires 9/30/2011

Buy 1 GUM® Go-Betweens®, Save 75¢
Expires 9/28/2011

Buy any 1 Foster Farms Corn Dog or Mini Corn Dog 1.82 lbs or heavier, Save $1.00
Expires 9/28/2011

Buy 1 AIR WICK® FRESHMATIC Compact Spray Starter Kit, Save $2.00
Expires 9/28/2011

Buy two (2) Johnsonville Italian Sausage, Smoked Sausage or Brats (14 oz, 16 oz or 19.76 oz), Save $1.00
Expires 9/28/2011

Buy 2 GUM® Toothbrushes (does not include Crayola Kids), Save $1.00
Expires 9/28/2011

Buy 2 AIR WICK® Aerosol Air Fresheners, Save $1.00
Expires 9/28/2011

Buy 1 RapidLash, Save $10.00
Expires 9/28/2011

(Only at CVS)
Buy 2 AIR WICK® Scented Candles, Save $2.00
Expires 9/28/2011

Buy 1 Femystique® personal lubricant, Save $1.00
Expires 9/21/2011

(Only at CVS)
Buy 1 GlenOaks Drinkable Yogurt quart, Save 75¢
Expires 9/21/2011

(Only at King Soopers, City Market)
Buy 1 GlenOaks Drinkable Yogurt quart, Save 75¢
Expires 9/21/2011

(Only at Ralphs)
Buy 1 GlenOaks Drinkable Yogurt quart, Save 75¢
Expires 9/21/2011

(Only at Jewel - Osco)
Buy (1) McCain Purely Potatoes®, Save $1.00
Expires 9/28/2011

Buy (1) McCain® Sweet Potato Fries, Save $1.00
Expires 9/28/2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Steak and Shake get 10.00 for 5.00

I haven't seen Steak and Shake out here in California but I am sure they are here.  We had them back in Kansas and I loved their shakes.  I found this great deal - buy a 10.00 gift card for 5.00.  Send one to your college kids or start to stock up for Christmas.
Real-Steak Steakburgers and Hand-Dipped Milk Shakes - for half off! Click Here

Monday, September 19, 2011

Remedy Life

Subscribe to Remedy life to get samples products you every day to keep your self healthy.

Remedy Life

Saturday, September 17, 2011

great tween party theme

I never really watched Minute To Win It.  But I was asked to review this party theme.  The have simple games that you can get the supplies around your house so there is very little investment.  Drew personally loves the Dizzy Mummy game.  You have teams and rolls of toilet paper- what could be more fun for a nine year old?  One person holds the roll of paper while the team mate spins around as fast as they can to see how much toillet paper they can get covered in.  The offer a couple different options on how to decide who wins.

It comes with great printables so you can download and print off the rules, invatations, candy wrappers and anything you need for it to be a successful party.  I just had a few of drew's friends over to test it out but I am thinking it may be our birthday theme next year.  Go to Party Games Plus to check out this and other awesome theme parties for any age.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Save 60% at MixBook

Up to 60% off Photo Books, Cards, and Calendars. Click Here

When we were at Disney last year I had a just in case picture taken.  I am going to go here and get my Christmas cards made to introduce our future daughter in law.  First time in AGES I have been looking forward to sending out Christmas cards

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ever Save

I am a sucker for any savings I can get.  I have found Eversave as one of my favorite go to deals of the day sites.  Jasmere is still my favorite for national deals but for local deals I think Eversave has the best deals.

Need a Chilis break

Sign up at Chilis for free Queso.  In California no one at Mexican restaurants seems to know about real midwest Queso so Chilis gets my business.

new coupons

coupon network
New coupons to check out.  I have found great coupons on this site.

There are two ways to save with Coupon Network:
Printable Coupons, featured in blue, are grocery manufacturer coupons that you can print right away and use at any of your neighborhood stores.
YourBucks® Offers, featured in green, are dollars-off rewards on future purchase. Register to view and print all the YourBucks® Reminders. Click on Add to print button to print YourBucks memos so you remember what to buy when you go to a store. ClaimYourBucks® Vouchers after you purchase promoted products at the store. They will print automatically at checkout. Spend them like cash on your next visit!

Scout by Bungalow

Just got a great code from Scout.  Use code 10scout10 and get 10.00 off any purchase including clearance.  I just scored this bag

El Deano
for free - and 7.25 shipping.  Cool.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Del Monte Fruit Naturals

The buy one get one offer on Vocalpoint is now open. Grab your coupons before they are gone!!!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Halloween costumes

It is that time. Drew is planning what to be for Halloween. We have been looking here

Buy Costumes

I found a some great deals on costumes for under 10.00. Of course Drew doesn't like any of those but I have found some others that have negotiating possibilities.

They have costumes of all ages and budgets. I am in love with the Baby Travelling Gnome
I love coupons. Here are some great ones from Time to start thinking about the holidays and stocking up on staples Grocery Coupons

$1.00 off any Nature's Bounty Vitamin

$2.00 off Any Aleve 80ct or larger


Up To 75% Off On Prescription Medication

Up To 75% Off On Prescription Medication

$100 Visa Gift Card for Joining ADT

$2.00 off any Percogesic product

$1.00 off Healthy Gums Rinse


$1.00 off HORMEL ALWAYS TENDER flavored product

$1.00 off Reser's American Classics 3 lb Salad

$2.00 off Florastor probiotic

$0.75 off any Effergrip Denture Adhesive product

$1.00 off any 12oz. bag of Seattle's Best Coffee

$5.00 off Your $25.00 Order at Vistaprint

$0.40 off THREE (3) KLEENEX On-the-Go Tissue Pack

$3.00 off (1) NIVEA Good-bye Cellulite Product

$10.00 off any Comfort Zone diffuser or spray

$0.55 off on any Bagel-fuls (4ct)

$1.00 off the September Issue of InStyle

$3.00 off 1 BOTTLE OF 16 oz. BreathRx Mouth Rinse


$5.00 off 1 PHILIPS NORELCO BG2020, BG2030, BG2040



$1.00 off on any 1 Dove VisibleCare™ Body Wash

2 for $79.99 Kids' Eyeglasses at JCPenney Optical

$99.99 off with No-Line Bifocals only $34 more per

$0.75 off any Efferdent or Effergrip product

$1.00 off 3 Kashi GOLEAN Bars

$5.00 off 1 gallon of Benjamin Moore paint

$1.00 off BISSELL Stomp ?N Go™

$1.00 off any JOHNSON'S Baby Powder


$1.00 off 3 can/bowl Campbell's Healthy Request

$1.00 off FOUR Totino's Crisp Crust Party Pizza

$0.75 off any two Yoplait products

$0.50 off TWO Pillsbury Toaster Strudel pastries

$1.00 off 3 General Mills divisional cereals


$1.00 off 2 Any Spic and Span Product

$1.00 off Pillsbury Sweet Moments desserts

$0.40 off TWO Pillsbury or Grands! Sweet Rolls

$3.00 off 1 SOLID GOLD SUN DANCER™ Dog Food

$0.75 off Fiber One cereal

$0.40 off TWO Totino's Rolls Snacks

$0.50 off Fun da-middles™ Cupcake Mix

$0.55 off any Chore Boy Product


$0.50 off 2 Yoplait Greek Yogurts


$0.75 off 1 Kashi Frozen Entrée or Pizza Product

$0.40 off 1 Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast

$0.40 off six Yoplait Yogurts


$2.00 off Any ONE DEPEND Underwear in Colors

$2.00 off 1 DEPEND Underwear Variety of Colors

$2.00 off Any ONE (1) DEPEND Guards for Men

$4.00 off Scrubbing Bubbles One Step Toilet Bowl

$1.00 off Scrubbing Bubbles One Step refill

$1.50 off any JOHNSON'S NATURAL product

$1.00 off (5) Weight Watchers Smart Ones

BOGO Stim-U-Dent or Stim-U-Dent Thins

$0.40 off three Campbell's Condensed Soups

$0.50 off five Campbell's Spaghetti0's pasta

$1.00 off on any Robitussin product

$4.00 off any Non-Drowsy Claritin Allergy Product

$0.75 off EDGE SHAVE GEL 7oz

$1.00 off any Glade Press & Spray™ starter kit

$1.00 off 2 Glade Scented Oil Candle refill packs

$0.55 off any Glade Premium Room Spray (9.7-oz)

$1.00 off any Glade décor scents™ holder

$0.55 off Glade Carpet & Room Odor Eliminator

$2.00 off any NASALCROM allergy product

$2.00 off Glade Sense & Spray starter kit

$1.00 off any Glade Scented Oil Candle holder

$3.00 off Glade PlugIns Lasting Impressions

$1.00 off 2 Glade Sense & Spray refills

$1.00 off any TWO Glade 4-oz. Jar Candles

$1.00 off Glade Fabric & Air Odor Eliminator

$0.75 off any Glade Automatic Spray refill

$1.00 off any Glade PlugIns Scented Oil refill