Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Discount grocery store.....

I went to the book fair at my kids school this afternoon. While I was out using gas, I decided to drive 3 miles farther to see what deals I could find at the discount grocery store. This is a tiny little store run by the Amish and it is way out in the country. You never know what you will find there. They have some dented cans and boxes (i do not buy dented cans) but some things are there just because the promotion on the box is no longer running or the company changed the packaging. They also have milk, bread, veggies and a few other lines of items that they buy whole sale. They have low over head so they can sell things cheaper. It is almost always full and today was no exception.
I got everything in the picture above for $20.xx. I needed milk and bread... everything else was a pantry filler.
Do you shop discount grocery stores?
P.S. - I forgot all about using cloth bags until I got home. UGH!!

Fix your unwanted call problems.....

Tired of all the telemarketing calls? Go here "National No Call Registry" to register your phone number to stop these calls. If you are still getting calls you are unsure of, look those up here ..... Reverse Phone Lookups . Between these 2 tools, you should be able to stop most of your unwanted calls. Political calls are not covered by the "do not call" list though and will probably be the majority of our unwanted calls this fall.


This is the pile of things I have waiting to go to the post office this afternoon. All things I have sold. I also have an appointment at the outgrown shop, later this week, to sell my kids summer clothing from last year. Great ways to make a few extra bucks!!
I do need to make a comment about Miley Cyrus and the questionable pictures. I think that Vanty Fair and the photographer took advantage of a young girl that would like to be a little older - just like every other 15 year old girl! Shame on you Annie Leibovitz! I hope it is your career that suffers and not little Miley.
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Free Comic Book Day May 3rd 2008 - free Comic Book Day!!
Malt-O-Meal Email Blast - Landing Page - printable coupon
Gerber - free baby bottles
Stock The Pantry 04/29/08: Muir Glen Tomatoes iMommies - go here to find out how to get almost free canned tomatoes!!

Monday, April 28, 2008


I had $18 in ECB to use up before 4/29 so I headed to CVS with a few other manufacturer's coupons, this CVS coupon http://iheartcvs.com/3off15exp060608.pdf plus a 50 cent rewards coupon. I had nothing from the sale flyer that I was interested in except the Bic razor which was .99 cents after the coupon and ECB it earned. I decided to stock up on things I can use but do not find deals on often. I think CVS regular prices are much higher than most other stores but I was using money that was about to expire so I got busy shopping. I miscalculated a little but I was still happy with my deals. I got everything in the above picture - plus a snickers ice cream bar :O( - for $7.77 out of pocket. I should have enough laundry detergent for a few months now too. Update: I forgot to say that my total before coupons was $37.27 and I forgot my cloth bags again!! UGH! I did not realize it until i was in the checkout line and it was raining so I did not want to run to my car. I do reuse those plastic bags so I do not feel like getting them is a total bad thing but I do need to get better at this cloth bag thing!!
Did you get your economic stimulus payout yet? I have one friend who has her's in her account already this morning. Here is some info about them. Here come stimulus checks: What you need to know - Apr. 25, 2008 this link tells you when you can expect it
and this link
Stimulus payments to go out ahead of schedule - Apr. 24, 2008 tells you they are coming earlier than thought. (shared by my friend Stacy!).
We did not get ours yet. Mine has a place in our savings account waiting for it. No Mr. Bush, I do not think this will off set the rising prices of gasoline and groceries. I heard on the radio this morning that another check may follow soon.
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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Weekend deals.....

We got a $25 off anything coupon for the local pool store in the mail. We headed there tonight and got some chemicals we will need in just a few weeks in order to open our pool. All this for $1.03 (normally $26.03). Great deal for us!! (Refuse to use cloth bags on pool chemicals and then put food in them next week.)
Then we stopped at Walmart. I had a few coupons I wanted to use. I could not find everything but I got all this for $1.97. I even have a refund form to get $3.74 back on the deodorant! Yippee!! (I forgot to take my cloth bags in with me!! UGH!)
Escada - free sample
Meditasto - Aromatherapy - free shampoo
silkoffer.com - printable coupon for Soy milk. (I may look for 1/2 gallons of this and sneak it into the gallon already in the fridge!! Think anyone would notice?)
StartSampling: Marie Claire Magazine - free issue
There is a lot of media buzz about food prices going through the roof and advise being given to stock up on food. What are you thoughts on this? According to George Bush, we are not in a recession but I think he needs to wake up, drive a car to the gas pump, fill it up and then hit the grocery store and pay the bill himself. Then he may just realize how stupid he is. Here is what a few others are saying on the subject of stocking up on food......
P.S. I got great deals at the farmers market Friday night. I was not there late enough for the "end of night markdowns" but I still found great stuff. Grapes were .89 cents a pound, bananas .33 cents a pound, $5 for a huge seedless watermelon and a box of small new red potatoes for $2.00. I also grabbed some corn on the cob which was not a great deal but looked yummy! I took a cloth bag with me but found it difficult to get the grapes and the new potatoes without using plastic. This is definitely a work in progress for me!

Friday, April 25, 2008


We will be heading to the farmer's market late this evening. I find much better deals at the end of the night. They start marking fruit and veggies down so they do not have to take them home. I do not always think the prices are better than the grocery store but last week they were. This week I plan on going back and buying much more than I did last week but I will wait until almost closing time to get even better deals. Just another way to say a few bucks.
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Aquafresh - printable coupon
A Full Cup - Coupon Generator - check out Target's printable coupons. Target will accept their coupon and a manufacturer's coupon on each item. That is how I did so well yesterday.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


I stopped at Target this morning while running some errands. I am trying to combine trips now more than ever. Gas prices here this morning are $3.69!! OUCH! All the above items were $63.77 before coupons. After coupons I paid $29.20 for a total savings of $34.57. Not bad. I normally pay $17.99 for the big bag of dog food alone. I did grab a $4.00 baseball t shirt for my DS so that was included in that total. Not my very best Target run but really not so bad either. With a little bit of work, coupons really can help your budget while the economy is so rocky.
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Dove® Body Lotion - free sample
Windsor Eyes - free glass case
Special Coupon - Entry Page - 14 day sample
http://www.bordersmedia.com/coup/coupon25non0424.htm - printable coupon for Borders
Earthbound Farm Organic Conservation Quiz - take the quiz for a free tote... another free cloth grocery bag!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Hamburger Helper Microwave Singles® - free sample
Birds Eye Voila!® Family Movie Night - free movie rental!!
http://www.boursincheese.com/downloads/Free_Tote_Bag.pdf - free tote bag with purchase
Kashi Seven Whole Grain Cereal Snacks Entrees - free sample
Be Wedgie-Free! ™ - enter to win wedgie free undies!
Purex / Win Prizes - enter to win

I have been considering it for a few years but, after reading this Living Plastic Free - YearTwo: Top 10 Tips to Reduce Plastic: Tip #2 yesterday, I think our family is ready to switch over to cloth grocery bags. You get a few cents off your bill at most grocery stores each time you use your own cloth bags but that is not why we have decided to switch. We want to be better about helping the environment - plain and simple. I have a few bags already but I will add one each time I shop at the store until I have enough. I need to keep them in my car or I will never remember to take them with me. I am not sure what I will do about the fruit bags I normally use. I may just take a basket with me to put all my fresh produce in. That will be the hardest part us. I am not concerned about the germs since I wash everything before eating it. I just like my things bundled together.
http://www9.toysrus.com/Our/tru/prom/2008BRUEarthDayEmail/921144.cfm - coupon for a free bag - would be great to use for groceries!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day.....

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle... at the very least recycle. It really takes very little effort and can make a big difference!!!
Election day here in PA. It is the first time in my voting history that PA is actually going to matter in the primary race. Please take the time to vote today.
After many emails and a few phone calls yesterday, I have decided to list some birdhouse gourds on Ebay to see how they do. Thanks for all the encouragement!!! I will keep you posted on how they do! eBay Seller: brspri: Yard, Garden Outdoor Living, Home Garden items on eBay.com
CouponBar™ Web Edition - lots of printable coupons!!
Free Gift Offer from Sutters Creek - free bottle opener
http://www.allure.com/magazine/2008/04/beautybox Go here at noon today. Be prompt!! They go fast. Last year I was theer at noon and could still not get one. It is a box full of full size products. You do have to pay for it but it is at a fraction of the retail cost. 2 years ago when I got one, I sold 1 product on Ebay and covered what I put out of pocket for the entire box.
Here is a list of the contents........
*Anastasia Brow Highlighting Pencil in Matte Buff
*AVEENO Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion SPF 45
*BIOLAGE scalptherapie Cooling Mint Shampoo
*Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub
*BLUE LIZARD Australian Sunscreen Daily Moisturizer Face SPF 30+
*Coolibar Quality Sun Protection – UPF 50+ Reversible Cotton Hat
*Garnier Nutritoniste Skin Renew Anti-Sun-Damage Daily Moisture Lotion SPF 28
*jane iredale – The Skin Care Makeup Powder-Me SPF
*Jergens natural glow express Body Moisturizer
*Lancaster 365 Cellular Elixir
*Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation
*Neutrogena MoisturShine Lip Smoother
*NIA 24 Niacin Powered Skin Therapy Introductory Regimen Kit for Moderate to Severe Skin Damage
* Physicians Formula Organic wear 100% Natural Origin Bronzer
*Redken Color Extend Total Recharge
*Sephora UV Exposure Indicator Card
*Skin Effects Sun Effects Continuous Spray SPF 45 Active Sunscreen

Monday, April 21, 2008

Some pictures.....

This is my DD holding our new puppy. She is 3 weeks old here. We will bring her home to live with us in a month.
The asparagus patch!It is looking wonderful already this year!!!

DH made birdhouse out of some gourds. They are for sale at the veggie stand at the end of our drive way.

A close up!

Green gardens......

Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center is a wonderful place to visit. Located in Orange, Texas, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is the first project in Texas and the 50th project in the world to earn the U.S. Green Building Council's Platinum certification for LEED®-NC, which verifies the design and construction of Shangri La reached the highest green building and performance measures. Shangri La offers an array of outstanding educational opportunities for everyone, including teachers, students, and the general public. From educator workshops to science summer camps , the goal of Shangri La is to become a world-class educational facility that exemplifies environmental stewardship and engages, inspires, and enlightens students and adults alike. Shangri La is also host to special programs the entire community can enjoy, such as the Earth Week celebration in April where you will discover how eco friendly they are and learn more about their history in Orange, Texas.
Nestled within 252 acres in the heart of Orange, Texas, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is a place you will love! With a tranquil sanctuary with over 300 types of plants and a wide variety of wildlife, it offers a retreat from the routines of daily life.
Shangri La Gardens and Nature Center even has a great website! My kids loves the "Guess the animal page! Go here Shangri La Gardens and Nature Center then click on kids and then click on "guess the animal". We had a lot of fun with this. See how many you can get correct!
We also enjoyed looking through the picture gallery on their website. If you can not make it to the Garden itself, the website is the next best thing. If you enjoy nature, you will really enjoy Shangri La!! I have included just a few of their pictures here. Go here Shangri La Gardens and Nature Center to see many more. It is easy to lose track of time while enjoying their website!!


http://www.allure.com/magazine/2008/04/beautybox The Allure beauty box come tomorrow at noon!!! Save this link. This box is well worth the price. I was lucky to get it one year . Last year I could not get it. Save the link. The box is full of full size products.
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Soaring food prices elicit creative solutions from moms - Apr. 21, 2008 - great article about penny pinchers making it work with rising costs.
Costco - Free Sample Nature Made® TripleFlex - free sample
alpha betic Survey - 7 day pill organizer
http://playtexbaby.com/bpafree/info.html - sample of bottle inserts
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SMART Internet Marketing - screwdriver set

Friday, April 18, 2008


Great weather here in the Northeast. I have laundry hanging out and all the windows open.
Tomorrow i have a community yard sale on my agenda first thing in the morning and then we are heading here... crouseswindyhillkennel,beagle puppies to pick out our puppy!!
OB Tampon Sweepstakes - free sample and carry case
Nature's Variety - Try It Registration - free pet food
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Earth's Best Sesame Street Coupon - printable coupon
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Thursday, April 17, 2008


My kids had a 2 hour delay this morning so I made these turnovers with my DD. They were yummy!! Here is where I got the recipe....
Best things I got in the mail this week are a free razor and 2 refund checks worth a total of $8.99.
http://www.landolakes.com/pdf/trymefree-08.pdf - printable try me free form for butter!!
Kraft - LiveActive - What's New - great printable coupon

My friend Stacy pointed this book out to me.
Tetley Free Sample - free sample

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Kindergarten field trip for me today. Yahoo!! Update: flowers above were free on the field trip. Not a lot but free is free!!!
National Grilled Cheese Month 2008 - free kraft cheese... hurry today only!!!!
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Herbal Essences - Free Manicure/Pedicure - see the detail on how to get a free pedicure or manicure from Herbal Essence! I highly recommend the pedicure!
Walmart.com - 1 Million Reusable Bag Giveaway on April 19 mark your calendar!!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tuesday.. Tax Day!!

Here we are April 15th again... tax day. Yes, I admit. I only mailed my local taxes this morning. I did owe and wanted to wait until the last minute to give them the money. There is a lot of interest to make off of $1.25 you know! More laundry hanging out today. I like to hang heavy things like jeans and towels outside especially since they take so much dryer time. Money saved there is money to spend elsewhere!!
Walmart.com - Extra Strength Icy Hot Patches - free sample... these things are wonderful!!!
Walmart.com - Prilosec Rx - free sample
http://www.kraftfoods.com/lunchablesmom/form.pdf - printable form for lunchables
Freebies 4 Mom: Secrets of a Home Baker - Part II - part 2 of this series.. i have saved these for my next special cake!!

Monday, April 14, 2008


Brrrrr.... I miss those flannel sheets! Please come back spring!!! I have to wash towel today or we may not have any to shower tonight. I was going to hang them outside to dry but not sure if I want to risk losing a few fingers to frost bite or not. Dinner tonight is a beef roast in the crock pot with mashed potatoes and some veggies.. and yes, a spinach salad for DS.
This is what I am reading this week. I layed on the sofa until midnight, having a hard time putting it down. What a different life this is!! A sad world for women!
Kashi Seven Whole Grain Cereal Snacks Entrees - free sample
Yarrah Organic Pet Food - organic pet food (my dog eats "organic" crap in my yard and is suffering from terrible allergies due to eating the crap! UGH!)
Sunkist - Take a Stand - use ti to raise money for a charity and they will give you the stand free!!
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Friday, April 11, 2008


I am busy washing and changing bedding today. No more flannel sheets for now. I will also make a batch of low fat home made banana muffins. Recipe is here ----> http://frugalfinds.blogspot.com/2007/05/homemade-low-fat-banana-muffins.html
This si the book I read this week. A real page turner!! Loved it!
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Cream Cheese and Jelly Turnovers - Ordering Disorder - Work It, Mom! - these look so yuumy! I am saving this recipe!!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


I am posting a little early since I have a mammogram scheduled for Thursday am. I had a great mail day today! the free beach towel from Parliament came and it is huge!! It took both my kids to hold it up for the display! Update: I think Colgate Corporation should give deodorant samples to women having a mammogram. It would be the perfect target group for them!! PLUS... a little freebie for women going through such and ordeal!

A free coupon for soft pretzels! Yummy!!!
The low fat enchiladas I made from scratch. They got a high 8 from my husband! I'll take that.

1 lb lean ground beef
steamed and pureed carrots and onion
1 can tomato sauce
1 can tomato juice
1 bag low fat cheese (i used regular)
flour tortilla's
- mix half tomato juice and half tomato sauce in pan with browned ground beef and pureed veggies. place this mixture and cheese inside the flour tortilla and roll, place in baking dish, seem side down. fill dish with rolled tortilla's and cover with the rest of the tomato juice/sauce. Bake at 350 degrees covered for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle the top with cheese and place back in warm oven uncovered and oven turned off.
- I added diced jalapenos to DH's enchilada's
- I had a nice size container of the hamburger/sauce mixture so I froze it to add to our spaghetti sauce at a later date.

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WOW... what a spark I ignited in a few folks yesterday over one little comment that was neither mean or hateful. You would have thought Kate herself was leaving all those anonymos comments... but how could she possibly have the time to read my blog since she is so busy watching others fold, iron and put away all that laundry. But, I know she is not busy pretreating the laundry since she refuses to let her kids get dirty or messy because they may get something on all the free Gap and Gymboree clothing? Yes, I do watch the show (my kids love to watch all the little kids). BUT, I look at it as pure entertainment. Kind of like Ripley's Believe It or Not! I love to watch and read about large families, mostly out of amazement. While yes, I do think they love their children, I feel this couple is selling their children in order to keep up with the Jones (or Beth in this case) instead of working a 9 to 5 job like the rest of the world. The last thing I will say on the subject is this: Calves are inhumanely treated in order to bring liver to the grocery store shelf. I equate Jon Gosselin to the calf and the tv show to the grocery store shelf. Enough said.

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Low Fat Beef Enchiladas - dinner tonight will be a modified version of this recipe. I will be putting steamed carrots and onions through the food processor to add some nutrition to the ground beef so the kids do not see it and say ewe! They like it as long as they can not see it!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Jon & Kate......

OH MY!!!! Now these people have a book. They live close by. I do not like them one bit!
Update: I am also not a fan of liver... do not like it one bit!!! Does that sound mean and hateful too. We are all entitled to our own thoughts. I wrote nothing mean or hateful here. Even promoted their book!! If you have a real comment to make, please have the nerve to at least state who you are!
Read more here! -----> Kate Gosselin, Time’s Person of the Year?
related links: Should Jon & Kate Plus 8 Be Taken Off the Air? - Associated Content
YouTube - Jon & Kate Plus 8 -Spoof

Monday, April 07, 2008


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Coca-Cola® 2008 American Idol® Promotion - check it out if you have WaWa's!! - Update: I just did this without a code (they emailed codes to me) and could print out 3 coupons for free 44oz fountain soda's at Wawa!! Yippee!!

Designer Sunglasses.....

It is that time of year again! Sunglasses are a great summer fashion accessory! Check out Replica Sunglasses for a large selection of discount designer sunglasses and replica sunglasses. There is even a great sale of Buy two pair get one Free. They also have this great 30-day money back guarantee on all womens and mens sunglasses. I love the Buy 2 get one free sale since I am always misplacing my sunglasses or breaking them. I love to have a back up pair. I also do not like to spend a lot of money on sunglasses since I do misplace them often but, I still want to have sunglasses that look good! This is the perfect deal for me! Ceck out Replica Sunglasses to see if they are perfect for you too!!

Friday, April 04, 2008


I am trying to kill the insurance company with kindness today instead of just killing them. UGH... fighting to get a prescription sometimes sucks the life out of me! Update: I won the battle!! Kindness prevails!
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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Looking for Art?

Are you looking for some artwork for yourself or as unique gifts? Paint your life just might be the place for you to check out. I have a wedding coming up next month and thought about this as a unique gift. I thought a gift certificate for this place would make a great gift. They could have a wedding photo turned into a wonderful piece of art. Looking around this site has made me want some one for my own house! I really love the charcoal and pencil drawing. We have been wanting a family portrait. I think I could take a snap shot and have paint your life turn it into a wonderful piece or artwork to display over my fireplace instead of going to a professional photographer.

This is my favorite type of picture from this site but I really like many of the others too. This is a site you could spend a lot of time at and really enjoy what you see. I loved the photo of the fall leaves on a few mountain tops that they turned into a wonderful piece of art. This is the type of artwork that you treasure for a life time. I have even been thinking of having something done of our family beagle that we recently lost. Have her with us forever!
The site is very user friendly and has great customer service.


This morning I got an email saying I had finally been selected to host a party at houseparty.com. Yeah!! It is the new Hershey Bliss chocolate too!! Yummy. That is exciting.. I hope they send lots of sample and a wig... i need a wig after pulling all my hair out while trying to get the oh so slow website to work! UGH!!
When I can home from the gym, I spent a half hour cleaning. One thing that included was cleaning out my purses, putting mails high on the wall in my closet and hanging the purses there. Much better than my old method of throwing them in a box under the bed and forgetting what is there! I changed into a new spring purse I bought several weeks ago with a gift card. The best news is, while cleaning out the old purses, I found a $20 Panera Bread gift card I bought as a Chistmas gift and was sure I threw away, and a $10 Toys-r-Us gift card! It does pay to clean from time to time!!
I have also listed some Ebay auctions here ----> eBay Seller: brspri: Manufacturing Metalworking, Business Industrial items on eBay.com. I will be listing a few more items in the days ahead. Check them out!!
Chick-fil-A - Kids & Family Zone dress like a cow and get free food. Click on cow appreciation day for details. Go here...Cow Mask Printable Coloring Page for a printable cow mask to get you started!
Alvin and The Chipmunks - go here to see if you can catch a free Alvin and the Chipmunks showing
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Wednesday, April 02, 2008


Earn CVS Rewards - click here to earn WELLNESS REWARDS - earn money completing medical type surveysquestions, polls etc.... SPONSORED BY CVS. This is the same company that gave $5 off $15 coupons for CVS last month.
Special Coupon - Entry Page - free samples
Sam's Club - Prilosec - free sample
Print Your Coupon - little debbie's printable coupon
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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

How does your garden grow?

This is how some of our garden starts to grow. This is a hobby for my husband but it also saves a few bucks. The top trays are mostly spring plants that need to go out as soon as we have a Saturday morning where the ground is not frozen. The bottom trays are full of summer veggies and flowers.
Below is what I got at the store last night for just $6.37 out of pocket. Total before coupons was $24.95 and I had $18.58 in coupons. The best surprise buy was the bagged spinach. They had a store sale of 50% off this brand and there were 55 cents coupons on display that double. It was originally $3.99 then $1.99 on sale minus $1.10 to be 89 cents a bag. My son eats spinach salads daily and we have been using a lot of spinach in our smoothies so I may go back at the end of the week to get more.

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Eyes on the Prize: To the Coupon People (Valassis & Smartsource) - very funny and true. The only thing I disagree on is the Target cashiers at my Target are great.. I have no complaints with Target.
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