Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Cheap Books......

Here is where I go first when I am looking for a book I want. When you list 10 books to trade you get to choose books to recieve. The only price you ever pay is to ship books to other's. Shipping only!! It is that simple! Check it out!

Wednesday.... — Special Offers - free sample sent to us by my friend Penny!
Target Printable Coupons Generator - some new Target coupons have been added. Don't forget you can use these printable coupons and manufacturer's coupons at the same time on any item. - this diaper coupon would be great if you combine it with a manufacturer's coupon for diapers and one for wipes.
Chuck E. Cheese's - printable coupons good for a few more days. This is where my 5 year old DS thinks he is having is birthday party!!
Intrigue - adult sample
Clairol Professional - free sample
Snuggle - You'll love the fabulous scents! - this looks like an awesone little sample!!!
Simply Calphalon Nonstick 6-Piece Bakeware Set - this set is really marked down. This would make a great Christmas or Wedding gift.
Metrokane Rabbit Champagne Glasses, Set of 4 - another great gift with a great sale price right now!! These items make great additions to any gift closet! Buy now while the price ir right to give later!!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


here is a new search engine that also gives away prizes. I read about people winning Amazon and iTunes gift cards. Check it out by clicking below!!

Win Free Prizes


Here are a few links to some great websites about home made cleaning products. I do not make my own detergent, but I know lots of people that do. I have used vinegar for many different jobs and it works great and a gallon of vinegar is cheap! My favorite ways to use vinegar are to clean the drains (first pour some baking sode down the drain and then vinegar. This helps keep your drains open!), as fabric softener and to soak the shower head in when it is clogged. Hope you find something usefull at these sites!!!.......
Homemade Cleaning Products: Recipes from the Pantry - OrganizedHome.Com
Consumer Tips for Salt Use
Vinegar - Cleaning
..... and some books on the subject.......
Talking Dirty With the Queen of Clean: Second Edition -I have all of her books and love them!!
How to Clean Practically Anything - by Comsumer Reports
Green Clean: The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home - the GREEN way
Clean and Green: The Complete Guide to Non-Toxic and Environmentally Safe Housekeeping - or a cheaper green version.
...... and some samples for today........
Airborne Health Special Offers - On-the-Go - free sample
Downy - Request a Sample - free sample

Monday, February 26, 2007

Snowy Monday......

I wanted to share a nifty idea I saw in Family Fun magazine that we copied this weekend. DD has a beautiful doll trunk that her grandfather made for her for her American Girl Doll. The only problem is that she had more clothing for her dolls than the trumk can hold. SO... we bought a spring loaded curtin rod this weekend and hung it on the bottom shelf of the book shelf in her room. Instant large closet for the doll!! It looks great and we can also set the shoes across the bottom. I may add another rod later and make a curtin for it as a closet door. Now the trunkc holds all the hats, purses and stockings nicely. Problem solved!!
Bausch & Lomb - Wear&Care - free kit!
Head & Shoulders - another one (not Walmart)! You can sign up for both!! Yeah for my DH!! LOL
Orange Julius join their club and get a free 20oz drink
Dove - free sample

Friday, February 23, 2007


Lite-Brite - a blast from the past!
Bubble Wrap Maniac! - Who doesn't love to pop those bubbles? - something to kill time with
American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush - this is in the bargain book bin... I wonder why?!?!
50 Dates Worse Than Yours - looks like a very funny read!!
Alcoa: Reynolds Parchment Paper - free sample sent by my friend Penny

Thursday, February 22, 2007


Drink Til' Yer Irish Ladies T-Shirt St. Patrick's (Fun St. Patrick's Gift) Irish Gifts - a cute tshirt if you are planning to celebrate St Patty's Day.
Irish Art Nouveau Shirt - this one is very cool!!
adidas Men's Embroidered Linear Logo Tee - men's clearance
Adidas Reponse Coolmax Sock - a great filler item
Infinite Circulon 5-1/2-Quart Dutch Oven - cooking in these is great!!! you do not have to put them in a fire. They work in the oven too. Make a great one pot meal!!! Makes a great camping accessory or a back up for when you lose power.
Byron's Dutch Oven Recipes - some recipes and information on dutch oven cooking.
Charmin - [ Offers & Events ] - 2 free samples
Intuit Beauty - free sample
CellaDerm™ — Acne Treatment Solution - this is free but you have to pay shipping.
Free Menopause Survival Kit. - need I say more? - jump rope offer
Noxzema Shaving - Join the Shaving Squad - free razor
The Children's Place: Clothing for Kids - another Children's Place coupon!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Wednesday Stuff....

Here is a recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip. It is to die for!! serve it with a bag of scoops tortilla chips. It looks like vomit but it really is delicious!!!
3-4 Boneless chicken breasts-brown in oil
2 8oz. cream cheese -softened
1 jar chunky blue cheese dressing
1 12 oz. jar Frank's hot sauce
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

cut up chicken,mix everything together
put in baking dish
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until the dip is bubbling!
America Idol Season Six Top 24 Contestant Nicole Tranquillo - this girl grew up in the town next to us and graduated from the high school my kids will go to. Please vote for her tonight!!!!!

Hump Day Deals.......

Check out our New Daily Deals Page! - toys R us daily deals
Trecento Women's Yoga Pant - i like these pants and they are a pretty good price too
Jim Cramer's Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich - I keep hearing good things about this guy.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) - pre order and save!!
Probios: Contact Us - free dog treat
Top Ten Most Annoying Alarm Clocks - funny!!!
Sign Up for future AVEENO® Offers - free sample
3M - free sample - Pantene Texturize! - free sample. Start saving these samples now for stocking stuffers, Easter basket goodies or a combine them for a great teen gift.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tuesday....... - Head & Shoulders Restoring Shine - free sample. I love getting a free sample of this shampoo. It is the only kind DH will use and it costs a little more than my Suave!! - printable form for money back on the reynold crock pot liners.
CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare - printable coupon for $10 of $50 at CVS
HSN Post Healthy Classics - free box of cereal on March 2nd
Medical Center of McKinney - free first aid kit
Midnight Fantasy: Send a Personalized Midnight Fantasy greeting in the voice of Britney Spears! - free phone call from Britney Spears. Maybe she is looking for some hair style advise or you could help her find some underwear!! LOL!!!
More food recalls....... WTKR.COM YOUR NEWSCHANNEL 3 - Chicken Breast Strips Recalled and Earth's Best Baby Food: Earth's Best Recall Notice

Monday, February 19, 2007

Target and more.......

I went to Target this weekend with my Dh to do a coupon run. Here is what I got..... glade oil refill free after coupon, 10 choxie candy bars free after target coupons, glade room spray B1G1F after coupon, degree deoderant $1.19 after $1.00 coupon, secret deoderant $.97 after $1.00 coupon, valentine socks $.74 with 75% clearance (for my christmas gift stash), 5 boxes of swiss miss hot chocolate $.47 each after target coupons, travel size edge shave gel free after $1.00 coupon, 2 bags of tortilla chips $.99 each after $1.00 target coupon and 2 valentine scrapbooking kits at $2.49 each with the 75% clearance. We got all this for $14.69. Not bad!! THEN on Sunday, we went to Sam's club since we were in the area and the kids love the samples. We got a few items but my best buy there was a case of 36 ramen noodles for $3.68. that is just about $.10 each. DD loves these with out the seasoning packs!! My pantry really got some added items this weekend! - free coffee mate. expires 2/28/07.. go now!! sent by my friend Fran in PA.
Downy - Request a Sample - love these! These packets are great for when you need to wash something at the laundramat or to take on vacation.
Fizzenergy Order Page - free sample
Free This Month - free sample
Glucose Control - - free sample
Mommy Loot - Where The Real Deals Are - free loot bag!!! I am wondering what kind of loot!! LOL!
Celebrity gossip juicy celebrity rumors Hollywood gossip blog from Perez Hilton - I love this website!!! has all kinds of celebrity scoop!!!! much cheaper than People magazine!!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Holiday Gift Idea.....

I will admit, I am stealing this idea from the AOL Penny Pinching Board. It is such a great idea that I just had to share it. Buy holiday socks or dish towels on clearance after each holiday all year long and then give it as one great gift at Christmas! I know my MIL would love a gift like that since she is usually a walking holiday decoration. I am going to try hard to get to Target tomorrow to use my printable coupons and to get some Valentine socks and check out the rest of the Valentine clearance.


ACTIQ - Patient - Contact Us - free fanny pack
A True Story: L'Occitane en Provence - free sample
4EVER®FIT - Free Samples - free sample
Starbucks - Make it your drink - daily tshirt give away.
Spring Into Beauty - Sample - free sample
Skechers Little Kids' Bikers-Flitter Sneakers - very cute spring sneakers!!
Anne Lewin Women's Lounge Set - my favorite kind of outfit
Calphalon Commercial Hard Anodized 9-Piece Set - i need a new set of these
Cranium Giggle Gear Mega Mask with Robot, Bug, and Alien Parts - looks like a fun game!!
TeenFreeway - Free Sample! - Healing Garden sample

Thursday, February 15, 2007


Print out the form for a free Rubik's cube from Gortons. Requires 4 UPCs and cash tapes. expires 6/30/07
30% Off - coupon for Border's
Just Like Sugar - Free Sample Order Form - free sample
Free Protein Powder - free sample
CALGON Home - Spa, Bath & Body Products - Get a Free Sample - free sample
FCIC promotion - Heart Health - free health pack
Fixodent - free sample (this also make a great gag gift for someone's birthday as they start to age!)
Pantene Pro- - free sample
Family Reading Night - free kit sent to me by Penny in KY - free sample sent to me by Stacy in PA
ConAgra Foods, Inc. : Investors : News Release peanut butter recall sent by Stacy in PA
The Children's Place: Clothing for Kids - 15% off coupon for in store or on line!!!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Looking Ahead to Easter....

Here are some of my favorites.......
Peanuts: Easter Beagle Charlie Brown - my favorite Easter movie!
Webkinz Sherbet Bunny - a great Easter basket filler!!
Wilton Step By Step Bunny Pan - very cute!
Junie B., First Grader: Dumb Bunny (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) - sure to be a hit with my DD!!
Vera Bradley "Java to Go" Rolling Duffel, 26" - in case you did not know what to get me..... this is what I want! LOL
BITE SIZE BUNNIES Easter Candy Mold chocolate - make your own candy!!

National Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week

1 in 100 children are born with a heart defect. It is the #1 birth defect. We need to create more awareness so that more funding goes towards pediatric research. Besides donating money, donating blood is a great way to help. It takes several pints of blood to just prime the heart and lung machine that is needed to perform open heart surgery. This Valentines Day... give the gift of life.


Cold Stone Creamery - great coupon sent to ment from my sister Jackie
Del Monte Foods Discovery DVD - a freebie sent to me by my friend Penny
Consumer Relationship Center - free sample
Olay Definity - free sample
Ringtones - free pet ringtones
California Olive Industry - Order Your Postcards! - free olive postcards
Make Valentines Day Candy Bar Wrappers Just Becuase - free candy wrappers to print, sent to me from my friend Stacy

Friday, February 09, 2007

American Heart Association.....

As many of you know, I have a son that was born with Congenital Heart Defects. He has had 4 open heart surgeries in his 5 years of life. He is doing well and will be starting kindergarten in the fall. Our family tries to support the charities that have help Adam get where he is today The American Heart Association and it's research is on our list. Mt daughter is jumping rope at school for this group and is looking for donations. Please check out her donation page. Even $1 can help make a difference. Thanks for taking the time to read this!!!
American Heart Association Jump Rope For Heart 2006 - 2007 - General Donation

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Cheap Bean Soup Recipe.......

A big pot of bean soup is easy on the budget and great for this cold weather. Here is a recipe I am going to try from ...........
Bean Soup
2 cups dried beans
3 Tbs chicken bouillon powder (i use the cubes)
1 Tbs dried minced onion
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper to taste
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 Tbs dried parsley
1 tsp celery seeds
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups diced tomatoes (or 1 small can) (optional)
2 cups sliced sausage or browned hamburger or diced ham (optional)
I like to use a mix of dried beans for variety. Using 1/4 cup each of 8 different varieties makes a pretty and tasty combination or just use whatever you have around to make up about 2 cups of dried beans.
Soak beans overnight OR cover them with water and bring to a boil, simmer one minute, turn off the heat, cover the pan, and let sit for one hour.
Rinse beans and add to soup pot. Cover with 8 cups of water. Stir in the seasonings. Stir in the tomatoes and/or meat if you are using.
Simmer for 2 to 2 ½ hours.


Shrimp Temptations Valentine's Day Rebate Offer - printable rebate form
Dove® - deoderant sample - printable rebate form
Skin is fashion - free sample of cocoa butter.
Swiffer - great sample!!!!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

A gift for me.....

I bought myself a gift today...... Apple 1 GB iPod Shuffle Blue (2nd Generation) Happy Day to me!!! Isn't it cute?


It is SO COLD here today!! I have water running in one bathroom so the pipes do not freeze, I have a fire burning and we are wearing a few layers. The thermometer read 5 this am but I heard with the wind chill, it feels like -7. That is cold!! I had to get a load of wood in and my face nearly froze off!!! I need one of these.... Seirus Neofleece Combo Face Mask / Scarf. I was at Target this weekend looking for gloves for DD. Can you believe it is the first week of February and there are no gloves to be found BUT you sure can buy a bathing suit!!! I guess I will have to wait until July to buy a nice pair of winter gloves!! Now what is wrong with that picture?
Diva In A Box - free hair extensions.... might be fun to play with!!
Mentor subscription - free mentor kit from DMC. I think they are trying to make counted cross stitch popular again. That would make me happy since it is my favorite hobby! - Prilosec OTC - free sample
Dream Home : Dream Home 2007 : HGTV Dream Home 2007 Sweepstakes: Main : Home & Garden Television - enter to win my dream home!!
Money News:- Nearly One Million Easy-Bake Ovens Recalled - AOL Money & Finance - easy bake oven recall... but.... their website has some fun stuff!!! check it out here... The World of Easy-Bake - Ovens, Cake and Cookie Mixes, Recipes and Other Fun Stuff!
MONOPOLY Big Event - contest
Target Printable Coupons Generator - look for $1 coupons on Archer Farm Chips at Target. The small bag is .99. The coupons look great this month!!

Monday, February 05, 2007


Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLI 41 Official Locker Room Sweatshirt - for those who like this team or like to jump on the bandwagon
Check out these great offers! - 250 free business cards and more..... - free candy bar at target
National Sex Offender Registry - worth looking at to see if someone lives in your neighborhood!!!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Phone Service....

I switched my phone service this week. I now have a plan that I pay $24.99 a month for unlimited local and long distance. Yipee!!! It is through It connects through your computer and the set up kit is express mailed to you in 2 days. For the low price you also get call waiting, caller id, voice mail, call forwarding and a few others. If you are interested in signing up, send me an email and I will send you a referral so we can both get a free month!! It was very simple to hook up.. I did it all myself this morning.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

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