Thursday, February 26, 2009


Norfolk Southern - free train coloring book

Is your network ready to face spam in 2009? - free tshirt

Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Sample Sign-up - free coffee

Newspaper Subscriptions - check here to see if you can get your local paper for a discount!

Contact Us - free wildflower seeds

TeenFreeway - FREE Candy Hearts™ Sweet Lip Gloss! - free nail polish free gift from Marlboro.. use code MAR8133 - printable rebate offer!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mid-Week Grabs....

Order Form: Outdoor Spaces - free book!

Nicholas Phaidon Press by Rene Goscinny & Jean Jacques Sempé - join the club and get a cool membership kit.

Sun Goddess Model Search - A Sun Laboratories Official Website - free sample of self tanner

StartSampling: Esquire Magazine - 4 free issues!

Bring in your issue of April 2009 Seventeen magazine for a free tank at aeropostale (Lauren Conrad on the cover) Page 14 Beginning March 3rd thur April 6th while supplies last, Retail value of $20.

BE-mail - register here to get a free kids meal at Bob Evans

My Book Pile..... - Our online book club offers free books when you swap, trade, or exchange your used books with other book club members for free. I get most of my books from free! That works for me!

Go check out what everyone else is doing on this Wednesday......

SevEn cLoWn CirCuS

The Not-So-Blog Blog

5 Minutes for Mom - Bringing Moms Together

Rocks In My Dryer

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Seed starting time!!!

Time to think about the spring garden! We have cabbage, broccoli and some flowers started in the basement under grow lights. We will soon add tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, squash and zucchini plants. Most other things get planted directly in the ground.
For more tackle or talk about it Tuesday go here....


Learn How to Get a Free Sub Quiznos Million Sub Giveaway - free sandwich!! - free subscription to Martha Stewart Living

Unbottle Your Tea - Share - free sports bottle

National Wildlife Federation: Survey - Please give us your feedback. - free travel pillow

Welcome to B&G Foods, Inc. - free sample

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FREE!! Trial Pack - New Customers ONLY - free 3 pack of water

Monday, February 23, 2009

Menu Monday.....

Monday... baked chicken legs, rice, brocc and cauliflower
Tuesday... beef roast, roasted onions, mac and cheese, salad
Wednesday... Grilled Cheese, Soup and Salad
Thursday... Chicken Pamesean
Friday... Dinner out
Saturday... Steaks on the grill with Country Bob's sauce and a review of the product!


Jianchi - free tote bag

OneStep Babies free baby blanket! Warning.. this may not be a valid freebie... some report it is a scam. Sign up at your own risk. I did not sign up since I do not have a baby. - Selsun Blue - free sample

Outdoor Channel Thanks You - get a free gear pack

Subscribe to our Newsletters - free tea

Kashi : Get a free frozen entrée coupon for a free frozen meal!

Hang In There Jack - Two Free Tacos Coupon - printable coupon for free Tacos at Jack in the Box valid tomorrow only!

Soft Scrub Home Page $1 printable coupon

Print Your Coupon printable coupon on kids yogurt

Celine Dion Sensational Sample Program Sweepstakes & Promotions Walgreens - free sample of perfume

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I am headed to the eye Dr this morning. They will dialate my eyes and I will be half blind for the rest of the day. Sofa here I come!!

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Start Making Choices: The Welcome Kit - get your free welcome kit

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Buca Rolls Out the Red Carpet Get $10 off $20

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mayonnaise jar & 2 beers.....

Mayonnaise jar & 2 beers.....
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle,
when 24 hours in a day are not enough,
remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.
He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full.
They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full.
The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.
The students laughed..
'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.
The sand is everything else---the small stuff.
'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'thereis no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Spend time with your children.
Spend time with your parents.
Visit with grandparents.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your spouse out to dinner.
Play another 18.
There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter.
Set your priorities.
The rest is just sand.
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented.
The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.'
The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.

Humpday Freebies.....

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Halo Email Newsletter - free pet food

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Help Your Pet, Get to the Vet - get a $20 voucher for the Vet!

Jolly Time Coupons - get high value popcorn coupons!

Register for you and your baby at - free body suit for your baby

Tide Total Care - free sample

Victoria's Secret - get free lotion in store!

VeriSign, Inc. - Internet and Telecommunications Services - free flash drive

JCP Rewards: Login - get a $5 off $5 when you sign up for the rewards program

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tuesdays Steals and Deals....

Hey! We are on a found money roll! DD found a quarter in school yesterday! The found money jar is up to 71 cents!! Yippee!!!

RDRN - Be Tobacco Free - free after school kit

Napoleon Perdis - free lip gloss

Kellogg's® Pop-Tarts® Moms: Coupon - printable pop tart coupon

Print Your Coupon - Skinny Cow printable - Huggies Wipes - free sample - All You Magazine - free sample issue. This is the best magazine out there!! - VIVA Towels - free sample - Always INFINITY - free sample - buy a 3lb bag of grapefruit or a 54 oz container of juice. Click on " GET A *FREE GRAPEFRUIT SPOON" to get voucher.

Monday, February 16, 2009


DD found a nickle at school on Friday. Found money jar is up to 46 cents!

Print Your Coupon - excellent Yoplait Plus yogurt coupon

How do you live Bear Naked? Fruit and Nut granola - free sample

Free Kashi Bars and More at Target Common Sense With Money - let Mercedes tell you how to get free Granola bars!

Free Redbox code for today.... DVDONME or M7DM23.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

We have a Winner!!!

Jackie from Livin Life 13 Weeks At A Time is the winner of the Rain X give-away!
I did draw a different winner at first but I could not find their email. Sorry first drawn winner but if you leave no email, I can not contact you.
Thanks to all that entered!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Lucky Friday the 13th!!!

I have a drawing ending at 3:13pm today in honor of lucky Friday the 13th! Go here.. to enter. I love this Rain X gift pack and I think you will too!

Dh found a dime at work on Wednesday. The found money jar is up to 41 cents!

Tomorrow is Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day. Most of you know that my DS was born with complex congenital heart defects and has had 4 open heart surgeries. I just want to help give you awareness for this birth defect that effects 1 in 100 babies. It is the number one birth defect. Chance are, if you do not know a child with this birth defect now, one day you will. With greater awareness, we can have better research to help us detect it sooner, correct it easier and maybe even find a cure so no other baby has to go through what my son has endured.

Our family is having a frugal Valentine's celebration tonight. In our house it is tradition to have a family taco night. When the kids come home from school we will take time to sit and look at all their Valentine's from school, have a taco dinner and then watch Charlie Brown's Valentine together. Frugal and fun for the kids.

Sunday is a great day to hit the stores for Valentine's clearance. If you have small kids, pick up clearance priced Valentine's for them to give next year. It is easier to be frugal if you plan ahead!

Sign Up For Email Newsletter and Specials - free pet treat - Maybelline New York Dream Liquid Mousse - free sample

Here is a list of FREE Valentine's printables...........

Free Printable Valentine's Day Cards

Be my Valentine

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Valentine Printables - Coupons, Bookmarks, Baskets, Valentines

Free Printables For Valentine's Day - Valentine's Day Activity Sheets

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Free Well Water Test Kit Order Form - test for manganese, iron, pH, TDS - well water test kit

Jewels Molasses Tobacco FREE SAMPLE offer - get your sample!

RealArcade - Play the Best Games Free - full version of a video game free!

Pulte Homes get a free $10 itunes gift card

REQUEST FREE SAMPLE - free sample of Pantene

Free Mascara - Text EYELIGHTS to 467467 on your cell phone~you have to reply with your eye color

Free Clean and Clear Dissolving Wipes - Text NOMKUP to 467467 on your cell phone!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Frugal Finds From your Frugal Friend: Friday the 13th Give-Away...... go enter to win before it is too late!! - coffee refund form

Free Sample Hot Chocolate - get your sample

Free Offer for Family Circle get 2 years free!!! - get 1 year of Woman's Day free!

Aquafresh - free trial size

Untitled Page - great TGIF coupon!

Print Your Coupon - get cheap soup! Great pantry item!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Don't forget to go here..... Frugal Finds From your Frugal Friend: Friday the 13th Give-Away......
to enter to win!!

Borders Coupons - 25% off at Borders

Wyeth - Coupon Print Page - Printable Advil coupon

StoryTeller on - Record a story for your grandchildren check out this cute way to tell your grandchildren a story! It's free and it fun!

Glucerna - Special Offer $5 coupon for Glucerna

Bad Breath, Fresh Breath, 12-hour Fresh Breath, Stop Bad Breath, Eliminate Bad Breath, Mouthwash, SmartMouth, Smart Mouth, Cu.. - free sample

Hang In There Jack - Seasoned Curly Fries Coupon - Free fries at Jack in the Box... today only with this printable coupon

Welcome to B&G Foods, Inc. - free sample as suggested by Becky! Thanks Becky!!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Monday.. Ham steaks, mac and cheese, asparagus

Tuesday... tuna salad sandwiches, spinach sald and fruit

Wednesday.... Chicken Parm with spaghetti

Thursday... pork chops, rice, broccoli and cauliflower

Friday.... Taco night

Saturday... eat out

Friday the 13th Give-Away......

To celebrate Friday the 13th, I have a give-away this week!! lucky winner will get a Rain-X gift pack!! With Spring coming, it is the perfect time to clean your car!

A Rain-X gift pack will help you get your car looking Spring Fresh!

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post.

2nd entry.... if you link to this give-away in your blog and come back to leave another comment telling me about it.

Detail... 1. 1 winner will be selected on Friday, February 13, 2009 at 3:13 pm by random number generator. 2. If I can not find your email address, your entry will be thrown out and I will select a new winner. 3. Open to US mailing addresses only. 4. Winner will have 48 hours to reply to my email or a new winner will be drawn.

Rain-X®: Current Promotions - check out these deals from Rain-x... good for everyone!!


Big news!!!
We found 3 cents on the ground this weekend!!
Boy I am getting rich now!
I can just hear "nasty letter lady" talking about how money has changed me after she hears we are now up to 31 cents in the found money jar!

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Heinz Baby - What Comes Next? - baby sample

Friday, February 06, 2009


We are on day 8 of this virus for DS and this morning sent us running to the Dr with a packed suitcase in the trunk. I have learned from experience to always take a bag of things you need in case you get admitted to the hospital when things turn from ok to worse. We are back home after some heavy meds in the Dr office and then running back at 2pm for a recheck. I will still keep my bag in the trunk.

I have a short post today but I think everyone will understand.

Kellogg's® Pop-Tarts® Registration Page sign up for possible samples

LACOSTE Perfumes Free Samples - perfume sample - printable coupon for $5 off $25 at Rite Aid

Thursday, February 05, 2009


We are on day 7 of this virus we have. I am really hoping we are on the up swing of things.

Customer Portal - free tshirt

Hugo Element men's cologne sample - Benefiber Drink Mix - free sample - free book offer

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Emergen-C - free sample

Eat Healthy & Save with Just One More™ from Del Monte Foods - printable coupon for Del Monte canned veggies

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Everyone needs a snuggie.....

I think they should sing "Everyone loves a snuggy" to the same tune that "Everyone loves a Slinky" was sung to in the 70's. No, I do not have a snuggie... But I may get one for my husband and DD!!

Wednesday... Self magazine subscription take a survey earn a $5 gift card to Wendy's!!

Pantene: Offers & Promotions - free sample Video Games: Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Sony PSP, Mac & PC games, accessories & more - free Springsteen track for your Guitar Hero

Seasonal Fun Depot - free valentine printables

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Get the Suff Tuesday......

Free samples, offers, coupons for you & your home Right @ Home™ - winter gift pack

Win a Lip Shine from Wet n Wild use code word energize

Elle - free hair care sample

Grainger Survey - free screw driver

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Request Mailing Labels free address labels

Natural Persimmon Tea Results for Free Samples - free sample

Welcome to B&G Foods, Inc. - free sample has new rules. No more 10 codes per day. You can now log 120 points per week. Logs them as you wish!!

Print Your Coupon $1 printable coupon for Ketchup and fries!

Semi Home Made Soup.....

I always feel like we have the same few meals over and over again for dinner. I have been trying to come up with new ideas. Here was a recent new idea I tried. Home made (or should I say semi-home made) Broccoli cheese soup.

The ingredients...........

Simmer the veggies in the broth until they are soft enough to mash to your desired consistency.

Add the cheese and simmer until it is all melted. I let it simmer for a little to thicken too.

And there you go... easy and the main course to a nutritious meal!

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Monday, February 02, 2009


I have 2 sick kids this morning... ugh! Off to the Dr office!

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