Tuesday, January 30, 2007


I got this The Glass Castle: A Memoir in the mail yesterday. Free from here.... www.paperbackswap.com . If you join the club be sure to use me as a reference! I am still working on reading this.. The Lake House BUT.. I read a few chapters of The Glass Castle while waiting for DS's bus to get here and what a good book!!!!
Pantene Pro-V: Promotions — PANTENE_RESTORATIVES_SAMPLE_200608 - free sample

Monday, January 29, 2007

Friday, January 26, 2007

Freezing Friday!!!

It was 8 degrees here this morning. They said with the wind chill, it felt like 10 below. Good day to get a good fire going and stay home bundled up. With a few layers on and a good fire going, I am able to keep the heat at 62 for most of the day. I usually turn it up when we are getting ready to go upstairs for bath time and then down again afterwards. We all have flannel sheets and lots of blankets to stay nice and warm all night.
Nursery® Water - Magnet Offer - free picture frame magnet
Surgical Supplies - free hot/cold pack
Share a Recipe, Craft or Special Memory with Gooseberry Patch - free cookbook
myinstantwin/other - this place has tons of contests posted
Pike Street Flannel Novelty Sheet Sets - these sheets are down to $4.99!!! What a deal!!!
Sunbeam 21-Piece Cookie Press/Decorating Set - this cookie press is also down to $4.99! Now is the time to buy. Would be great to make cookies next Christmas or as a gift!!
Choix Des Sportifs Women's Cardigan Sweater - a nice sweater for under $20!!

Thursday, January 25, 2007


Well, I am home with a sick kid today but I ran out to buy a new Webkinz for DD and I because we are addicted and I got a speeding ticket. I am half tempted to call the officer and argue my case since the limit changes 20 feet from where he got me. BUT.. I will just pay it and learn my lesson UGH! Here is what I found today.....
If this announcement was in your Sunday paper, you get a coupon for a free bag or box of Malt-o-Meal cereal up to $4. Go to www.maltomeal.com to take a survey. Good from select areas of Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington and Wisconsin. To enter by mail, send your name, address and phone number to Malt-O-Meal Free Cereal Offer, P.O. Box 3104, Minneapolis, MN 55403 to have a coupon mailed to you. One coupon per household.
CheapCooking.com: Cheap recipes, easy recipes, chicken recipes - sent to me from my friend Stacy.
Walmart.com - Gillette Fusion - great freebie! My DH loves this razor but the replacement blades are expensive so free ones are just what I need!!
Welcome to Malt-O-Meal - printable coupons. This cereal is a penny pinchers dream!!!
http://www.oscal.com/PDF/Pill-Case_Offer_Form.pdf - free pill case
Contact Us - free box of instant mashed potatoes. This works.. I have done it before. In the comment area ask for a coupon for a free box.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Tuesday happenings.....

Well, I finished my first knitted scarf. there were a few mistakes but DD loves it and wore it to school today. I may start another one tonight to give my MIL for her birthday along with some home made jewelry that DD is making for her.
I went grocery shopping this morning. There is one thing that I do that helps me save time and money that I wanted to share here. I buy a huge pack of hamburger (the bigger packs are cheaper) and I brown the whole thing right away. I rinse the fat off, put it in freezer bags in meal sizes, let cool on a cooling rack and freeze. I get at least one extra meal out of the pack when I do this. It really saves time for me too. It is so nice to grab an already cooked bag and throw a quick meal together on nights that are busy for us.
Another thing I do is make snack foods instead of buying the little convient prepackaged bags. The little muffins that cost a fortune and only have a few in the box are the perfect example. for less than a dollar you can buy a package and make them in 5 minutes. You have spent much less and get many more muffins! Store them in cheap baggies so the kids can grab a bag and go.
Walmart.com - Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Smart Pop - free popcorn!! what a great freebie!!
KIISFM 102 Thousand Dollar Wedding - free shampoo and conditioner
Sensodyne Sensitivity Taste Test - free toothpaste
Schick The Livin' Lodge Xperiment - free razor

Monday, January 22, 2007

Thoughts of Valentines.......

We normally do not do anything for Valentines in my house. The kids exchange small cards and candy at school (somehow Valentines became the non controversial Halloween in school with all the candy that is exchanged!!) and we get the kids a small gift. Here is what I think I will get this year......
Nerf N-Strike Nite Finder EX-3 Gun - for my son.
Webkinz Love Puppy Valentine Dog - for my daughter.
International Silver 11 Pc Round Wall Votive Lighting - and just a nice item i found on clearance!

Monday again!!!

ConAgra Foods, Inc. - this page has a few deals
The Feast Supercharged - Free Sample Request - free sample
Free Flavor Drops Sample - free sample
Degree Women - free sample
Free Mailing Labels - free address labels. I love getting these!!

Friday, January 19, 2007

great Friday sale this week!!! Click here to check it out!!

Cushtie Pillow ~ Confiscle.com - free pillow!!
http://www.schickshavelab.com/hometest/qfm_email/register_form.cfm - free razor
Carolee's Creations and Company Scrapbook Center - free scrapbooking stuff.
Jergens® - Events - free sample
James verDoorn Purchase Order Form - free note cards.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

More Tuesday.....

Ugh! I could not get the last post to add more text so I added another post...... Here is a printable refund for frozen veggies..... http://www.bettycrocker.com/NR/rdonlyres/4E463917-648E-44E9-B17B-141BB10679E9/0/GGrebateform.pdf
I finished my book and i have moved onto the follow up. They are such good books that they are very fast reads. The Lake House
I took a free knitting class at my local library this past Saturday. Now I want this book....... Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook

Tuesday the 16th.....

Take $25 off of your $25+ purchase at Dutch Bulbs with coupon code XA1140F

winkflash ;) sharing life's images - 100 prints for 99 cents!!! I am excited about this deal!!!! my DD got a scrapbooking kit for Christmas so this will sure help!!!! UPDATE: I placed my order and no problems!! Worked like a charm!!
Want to get started scrapbooking? Here are a few books to check out!!!!.......
Mega Scrapbook Kit
Be a Scrapbooking Pro!
Super Scrap Booking (Amazing Fun Boxes)
Scrapbooking is not really for me but I am checking it out for my DD. Here are some free websits with printables for your scrapbooks..... . Scrapbooking Printables Online, and Much more ; Scrapbooking Printables - Free Unique Printables ; Printable birthday scrapbooking.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Monday the 15th.....

Here are a bunch of printable coupons for you today.......
HoneyBaked - 50% off a ham!!
Visit Borders - i love coupons for books!!!
Baskin-Robbins - free sundae
Welcome to The Bounce Roller - new product
Wow Coupons - Free Printable Retail Store Coupons - this is a new one to me!!
Coupons & Promotions Home - Coupons and Promotions - save the box tops from these products too
Target Printable Coupons Generator- one of my favorite stores!!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Thursday the 11th.......

INFOMERCIAL SCAMS.COM - NATURAL CURES - KEVIN TRUDEAU COMPLAINTS - this was sent to me by Joy in Pittsburg. Dh still wants this book but being the penny pincher that I am, we will be looking for it on the local library website today. I am all for trying home remedies but I am not sure this is the man I would take advise from. I will let you know what I think after we find the book.
Charmin - [ Fresh Mates Sample Offer ] - this was sent to me by Penny in Kentucky.
Kleenex: Our New Oval: Cool Tools > Stationery - free stationary downloads.
The Yankee Candle Company - Home - clearance sale here. Large candles are only $10!!!!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


We had a little excitement in our area this morning. For a moment I was a little afraid when I heard there was a school bus accident on a road that my daughter's bus travels. It all happened while we were still in bed so my kids are both safe at school. Not a story you ever want to hear, especially so close to home!!! Here is the news link.. WFMZ-TV Online
Barnes & Noble - Here are some great deals for Barnes and Noble. Use code W8U3K7C - 20% off any single item for B & N members - Expires 01/14/07 L3D4H9G - $10 off $40 with your Mastercard - Expires 01/15/07 A9V7Y8H - 20% off any single item with your Amex card - Expires 02/13/07 OR BUY ONE TV BOX, GET ONE FREE! - See site for details for great deals on tv show box sets.
Earth's Best Baby Food: Sign Up For Our Newsletter - free baby cereal
Signup Form - free soap sample
Traditional Medicinals Free Samples - free sample of medicinal tea in licorace flavor.
BACARDI SILVER® Shake Up the Party Cards Mailer - free deck of cards

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Tuesday the 9th.....

Milwaukee Electric Tool - Free Blade Giveaway - not sure about this one!
A Full Cup - Coupon Generator - some new target coupons! Don't forget that you can use a Target coupon and a manufacturer's coupon on one item at Target!
What Does 200 Calories Look Like? - a very interesting visual on food!!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Monday the 8th....

PicPack Picnic Backpack (4 Person Set) - it has been so warm here in the East that we could use these!!!
When the Wind Blows - what I am reading now. It is a real page turner!!!!
Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About - this is what my DH wants to read!!!!
Registration - advil sample. I like to give these to Dh to put in his desk drawer at work, keep in my purse or my travel medicine bag.
Get Croc'd :: Mad Croc Energy Products! Get your FREE SAMPLE PACK! - energy gum.
Yogi Tea - Green tea, organic herbal tea, black tea and other healing tea free samples. - more free tea
Nature's Bounty - sample of fish oil. I used to take this!!!
Tampax Pearl - a woman's sample.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Saturday the 6th...

The Grand 1000-Thread-Count 100% Cotton Sheet Set - PARENT - these are at a killer price. I would like to try them with the pillow top. Bedding will never be the same for me since I slept at the Hilton!! The reviews are awesome on these too.
Alcoa: Reynolds Kitchens: Promotions - crockpot liners. I wanted to try these and now I can with out having to pay for them!!! I have a feeling I will now like them.
Noxzema Shaving - Join the Shaving Squad - a sample everyone can use... at least I hope everyone is shaving some part of their body!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Frugal Friday!!!!

I have heard there will be a ton of coupons in this Sunday's paper. Good week to buy extra's and work on that stockpile/pantry for the new year!!!!
Walmart.com - Olay Definity- free sample
H&S on TeenFX.com - Free Sample Registration Page. - free sample. My DH insists on this shampoo and it is not cheap like my suave! I grab every free sample I can!! LOL I tried the store brands but he says they are not the same. Maybe I should pour the store brand into the regular bottle and see how he likes it then!! LOL
Cooking on a Budget? Try our FREE quick and easy FRUGAL RECIPES! - some great frugal recipes!!!!!!
Special K Protein Water. I haven't even seen it yet, but there will be a coupon for a free bottle in Sunday's paper up to $1.85. Also, watch for stores to have it on sale for $1, and there are blinkie coupons appearing for $1 off = free. Look for it near the protein bars or SlimFast or flavored waters; it may not be in the water aisle. If you can get several free coupons, the best place to redeem them is probably Walgreens next week, since the ESC #41 offers a $3 rebate when you buy $10 in Special K products. Limit 2 on the rebate. I borrowed this from Refund Cents website.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Thursday the 4th......

Progresso Coupon from Betty Crocker - print a coupon for B1G1F Progresso Soup
Creating Keepsakes Free Valentine's Day digital scrapbooking downloads - free scrapbooking downloads to print
Thanks from Chicken of the Sea! - sign up for a free coupon
BALDESSARINI DEL MAR - free sample of mens cologne
Melrose Home 150 GSM Heavy Cotton Flannel Sheet Set - PARENT - only $5.99 at amazon's white sale!!
Pacific Coast Feather Down on Top Feather Bed Covers - after sleeping at the Hilton, I want this for my bed at home!!!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Wednesday the 3rd.....

Welcome to Bath & Body Works - new coupon for bath and body works!!
Walmart.com - Celestial Seasonings - more free tea!!!
Disney Mix Stick - The Little Mermaid - these were a huge hit among my DD's friends this holiday! DD got the Tinkerbell one. It is a great starter MP3 player!!!!
Webkinz Cocker Spaniel - these were the next best thing with her friends. A nice but inexpensive gift! DD and her friends have spent hours online with their pets!!
Superman Returns Rock Em Sock Em - Amazon has up to 70% off their toys now. This is toy puts a new twist on an old favotite!!
Polly Pocket! Pollyworld Dress n' Drive Lounge - also on clearance!!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


http://www.americangirl.com/ - get $10 off $30 here with the code 151676. expires 2/28/07. The new girl fo the year is now available!!!
Michigan Bridal Planner ~ www.miBridalPlanner.com - free bridal planner.
Here is what I am making later today.....
Homemade Ice Cream Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe
Ingredients: 1/2 pint (250ml) double (heavy) cream, 1/2 pint (250ml) sour cream, 6 oz (150g) cream cheese, 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2oz (50g) grated milk chocolate Place the cream cheese into a mixing bowl and beat until soft and smooth. Slowly add the sugar and then beat in the sour cream followed by the double (heavy) cream. Add the vanilla extract and lemon juice and mix until thick and smooth. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Take the chilled mixture and beat until creamy then transfer the complete mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
KitchenAid KICA0WH Ice Cream Maker Attachment - here is the ice cream maker i have.
KitchenAid KSM150PSAC Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer, Parent - and this is the mixer I have to go with it. It was my Christmas gift in 2005.
Jillian Michaels - Official Site - FREE Weight Loss Plan - another free weight loss plan to help start the new year off right. The above ice cream is not on this diet plan!!!!
Sun Frog Deck Maintenance Products - free sample of deck cleaner. Is is that time again soon!!!
Request a Free Sample of Pretty Feet & Hands - free sample with code QAS.
7 Senses - free coupon for coffeemate. The flavors they have make me wish I drank coffee!!!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!!!!!

Happy New Year and welcome back to my blog!!! We had a great Christmas and then went away for a few days and stayed here... http://www.oceancityhilton.com/ . We had a wonderful time and were so happy we decided to go even though DS was sick. We hung out at the hotel pool a lot and enjoyed our very spacious and beautiful room.
Here are some links to things for the New Year.... diets, gardening (garden planning season starts right after New Year!!) and saving money!
WeightWatchers.com : Online : Sign Up : Step One - free trial!!!!
Here are some of my favorite seed catalogs! Soon time to start those seed inside for your summer garden! Burpee ; The best seed and nursery stock available, since 1892 - HenryFields.com ; Environmentally Responsible Gardening Products that Work – GardensAlive.com ; Park Seed: Seeds for Vegetables and Flowers plus Seed-Starting Supplies and Bio Dome! ; and Johnny's . Have any more you want to share?
Play™ Time : Special Offers - an adult sample
Chick-fil-A Bowl - free stuffed cow
Platinum Ring Free Ring Sizer from Platinumovernight.com - free ring sizer
myheartnow A Guide To Heart Health - free pedometer
Home Haircutting Tips Rachael Ray Show - tips on cutting your kids hair at home to save some money.
Bottom-of-the-Jar Recipes Rachael Ray Show - a recipe using the bottom of the mustard jar.
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