Tuesday, June 30, 2009

We have a Winner.....

The winner of the $25 EcostoreUSA.com gift certificate is.... Frugal Finds from your Frugal Friend Give-Aways and Reviews!: We have a winner!!!

I won!!!

I enter lots of blog give aways. I never win though. Until today!!! I won a bottle of All detergent today!!! Yippee! Go here to see who picked my name!! Muddlin' Thru Motherhood

Help stop Litter...

If you smoke, please do not throw your butts into the environment. Put them in an ashtray and then dispose of them correctly. I was at a carnival this past Saturday night and was truly disgusted when I saw a man sitting in his lawn chair smoking and throwing his butts onto the baseball field where my son plays. I really hate to sit on the beach and watch people throw butts in the sand too. You all know they will be washed into the ocean an pollute that too. All I ask is if you smoke, don't be a slob about it. Have respect for this world and dispose of your butts correctly! Go here .. CigaretteLitter.Org - The Facts About Cigarette Butts and Litter - Cigarette Litter to get the facts.

Frugal Finds from your Frugal Friend Give-Aways and Reviews! - last chance to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to the EcostoreUSA.com.

Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale: Home - sign up for the Great American Bake Sale

CVS - free sample of Aveeno

Made in Eureka free sample of Degree

Windsor Eyes - free eye glass case

Clean Up That Filthy House! Cleaning Directory - free Magic Eraser

Pro Plan® Shredded Blend Dry Dog Food - Request a Coupon get a $3.00 off coupon

http://www.clubbk.com/assets/pdfs/TransformersKmartCoupons.pdf - $5/$20 toy coupon good at KMart expires 8/31/09

Fun Giveaway: Crocs Gift Certificate worth $50 Common Sense With Money - enter to win a $50 gift card to Crocs.com

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Ecostore USA would like to invite you to enter their Facebook 30 Second Video Contest for a $500 Visa Card. The contest will run from 16th and ends June 29th, 2009. Please visit our blog for contest details www.blog.ecostoreusa.com/

Also go here for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Ecostore USA.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Ecostore USA Give Away.....

Go here to check out my review of these products and sign up to win a $25 gift certificate to choose the products you would like to try!!

Frugal Kid Fun.....

This Easy Bake Oven has provided hours of frugal fun for my kids. Recently, we planned a sleepover for DD and her friend. They were making our dinner with this oven. BUT... with 2 tiny tray, we decided it was too slow to cook everything. After all... it is just a light bulb that is heating the food. SO.....

we moved onto cookie sheets and let the girls do it all......

and this was the main course.

With dessert coming from the Easy Bake Oven! We had so much fun!

For frugal recipes for your Easy Bake Oven go here.... easy bake oven and Recipes : Recipezaar

Nature's Bounty Fish Oil Free Sample and Coupon - free sample

The Glidden™ National Paint Giveaway - Glidden - free quart of paint

Free Paper Dolls » Patty Reed Designs - free printable paper dolls

July 10th will be the Chick-fil-A 'Dress as a Cow' and get a free meal day.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Kellogs Cares

Check out this awesome coupon program Kellogg is doing to make it easier to help feed those in need while helping to fill your pantry too! It’s called Kellogg Cares and it’s a partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s leading hunger relief organization.

It’s easy, donate $5 or more and Kellogg will reward you with Kellogg’s cereal coupons worth a total of $5. Visit our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/Kelloggcares or www.kelloggs.com/feedingamerica to make a donation to Feeding America and they’ll send you $5 in coupons for Kellogg’s Cereals.

The donation program will run for three months or until we reach our goal of $1 million in total donations, and distribute coupons to 200,000 consumers.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


What do you do if you have 2 kids that share the same birthday month and you plan a pool party at the same time.... but it rains?...........................

You hire a clown for the little kids.......

.... and let the big kids swim anyway!

My DS is his clown costume.

My DD in her best hat!

Add your word filled Wednesday here.....

Don't miss this give away!!! $25 Gift Certificate!

For more Wednesday happening go here....

Wordless Wednesday — Irresistably Messy…
Wordless Wednesday : Product Reviews by The Experimental Mommy
SevEn cLoWn CirCuS: Wordful Wednesday-more of the new house
We Are THAT Family: WFMW: Tips for Traveling with Kids
Wordless Wednesday – sanding What's That Smell? - Mom Blog, Reviews, Giveaways

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Last week I showed you this picture of the work on our new walk at our front door. To save money, DH is doing everything himself.

This week, I am happy to show you the completed stone walk way.

Don't forget... enter to win a $25 gift card to The Ecostore USA here... Frugal Finds From your Frugal Friend

Walmart.com - Carefree Liners and Stayfree Pads - free sample

Refund and Exchange Request Zicam get a refund on Zicam

For more Tuesday happenings go here.......
Tackle It Tuesday

The Lazy Organizer » Blog Archive » Talk About Teaching

Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday's deals...

I recently tried these products from The Ecostore USA .

The Ecostore USA is an extension of a 20 year old New Zealand company http://www.ecostore.co.nz////// that makes plant based , non-toxic Household Cleaning, Baby and Personal Care Products that contain No Nasty Chemicals(tm).

Go here.... Frugal Finds from your Frugal Friend Give-Aways and Reviews! to see what I thought of their products and for your chance to win a $25 gift card to select items you wish to try.

Ecostore USA always offers free shipping on orders $25 and over.

Good Start - mail in rebate for formula!

Orajel Toddler Training Toothpaste – Tooth Brushing Chart to keep track when your child brushes - free tooth brushing chart to print!

Eat like a hero - Organic Heroes - free subscription to Organic Gardening Magazine

Coupon - StarbucksIceCream - printable coupon

Free RedBox code for Jun 22 -23 is rbxthxu6

Sign Up And Receive a Coupon For A Free Yoplait Whips! Sample - free yogurt when you sign up for this newsletter. New members only.

Free Tanning Butter Skin Makeover Store free tanning butter (what ever that may be! LOL)

Free iTunes® Download : Vibe.com - free iTunes download

Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Goodies...

Dove Hair Care - Free Sample - free sample

GET YOUR FREE SAMPLE - free sample

http://www.yankeecandle.com/yc/images/retail/email/registrationEmailInStoreOfferCoupons.gif $10 off $25 at Yankee Candle

http://akimages.crossmediaservices.com/listingimages/Retailers/macys/Coupons/061909_mcc_10off.pdf - $10 off $25 at Macy's

http://www.blockbuster.com/external/offermatica/20ozBOGOPrintableCoupon.pdf - free soda at blockbuster

Back Alley Coffee - Coffee Club Organic and Non Organic Coffee Online - free change purse

Frugal Summer Fun suggestions.....

Pump Squirt Gun - we found something very similar to this at the dollar store. A big bucket of water and a few of these and you have hours of fun!!

WOODEN BUG HOUSE - great for catching lightning bugs

Easy Bake Oven & Snack Center by Hasbro Includes 3 Mixes we have had several nights of fun cooking with this. We no longer buy the ready made mixes. We get recipes here... Kids Easy Bake Oven Recipes Easy Everyday Recipes using Everyday Ingredients

Juggling Combo Pack - my DD would love to learn to Juggle this summer! This looks like a great kit for that!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Walmart.com - Scott Family of Products free sample

Boston Market free kids meal at Chick Fil A if your kid colors this page

Dove - free sample

White Castle 88th Birthday Coupon - free slider at White Castle

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Works for me Wednesday....

We have 40+ tomato plants in our garden. We rarely get a ripe tomato before mid July. I have learned that planting a few grape tomato plants in pots on my deck work very well for me - the tomato lover! I usually have ripe grape tomatoes by July 4th. This year, I also planted some snap peas around the edge of these pots. I should also have snap peas by July 4th!! Deck gardening works for me!!

In my weekend travels, I found a penny. Found money jar is at $1.57

Don't forget to get your free food at Arby's today. See the schedule here... Frugal Finds From your Frugal Friend: Free Food at Arby's!!!

Emeril's Original - free sample

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday Tidbits and Freebies...

Remember this new porch that we had finished in early spring?

Now that new porch is getting a new walk........

I hope to show you the completed walk next Tuesday.

Walmart.com - Great Value Cereal and Granola Bars - free sample

Facebook Free Sample (SkinActionSebumGel) - free sample

BJs Degree Absolute Protection for Men - free sample

For more Tuesday happenings go here....
Tackle it Tuesday #161 — A Father’s Day Tackle
This Week’s Toot - 06/16/09
The Lazy Organizer » Blog Archive » Talk About Packing a Lunch
A Soft Place to Land

Monday, June 15, 2009

Menu Monday.....

I have not done Menu Monday for a few weeks. I thought I would include lunches this week since school is out......

Monday -
Lunch - baked chicken nuggets, apple sauce
Dinner - beef roast, broccoli, mac and cheese

Tuesday -
Lunch- Salads
Dinner - Easy Bake Oven Goodies (DD and a friend will be cooking for everyone. Pigs in a blanket, mac and cheese and English Muffin pizzas. Of course, no Easy Bake Oven Night is ever complete without the desserts!!)

Wednesday -
Lunch - Wendy's (we will be on the go for a few fun things today)
Wednesday - Hamburger BBQ sandwiches, corn on the cob, watermelon

Thursday -
Lunch - left ove BBQ sandwiches, grapes and yogurt
Dinner - grilled chicken, brussel spouts, tomato salad

Friday -
Lunch - grilled cheese, apple slices and carrots and celery
Dinner - Farmers Market night

Saturday -
Lunch - Pizza - (kids birthday pool party at our house)
Dinner - Adult grill night!!

For more Menu Monday, go here... I’m an Organizing Junkie » Teaching the world how to enjoy life one pile of clutter at a time.

Happy Birthday Baby.....

Here is my baby turning 3........

And now look at him......

As of yesterday he is 8. His favorite thing about being 8... no more booster seat in the car!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Free Food at Arby's!!!

Every Wednesday Arby's is running one of these specials ~~~

17 - Free Regular Side kickers with any sandwich purchase
24 - Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase

1 - Free Regular Beef ‘n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase
8 - Free Orange Cream Swirl Shake with any sandwich purchase
15 - Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
22 - Free Roast burger with any soft drink purchase
29 - Free Iced Fruit Tea with any sandwich purchase

5 - Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
12 - Free Roast Chicken Club with any soft drink purchase
19 - Free Iced Fruit Tea with any sandwich purchase
26 - Free Regular Beef ‘n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase

I would call ahead to your local Arby's to make sure they are participating.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Printable coupons....

My DS's last baseball game of the season was last night. Here he is getting a hit.

Print a Coupon Ocean Spray® Superfruits - Get a $1.00 off coupon off new Pomegranate juice blends

bn.com - Barnes & Noble - printable in store coupon

Borders Coupons - erewardssbc0612 - free coffee at Borders

Coupons - get the 50 cents off Kool Aid packets coupon.

Pittsburghhalfoff: Click It Coupons - $1.50 off Del Grosso Pasta Sauce

Free samples, offers, coupons for you & your home Right @ Home™ $1.00 off Edge Shave Gel

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Print Your Coupon $1 off Purex 3-in-1. Combine it with this refund http://www.purex.com/pdf/purex_guarantee_form.pdf

Contact Us - free "Don't Bite Me" bug patch

http://f.chtah.com/i/9/381647815/KMC_EAQ_060709.pdf $5 off $50 at Kmart - printable coupon

Walmart.com: Save money. Live better. free sample

Monday, June 08, 2009

Lots of free after rebates....

Remember this, when i used cream that was bad but had 4 weeks until it expired? I wrote to the company via email just after it happened and they sent me $3. cash and a company magnet. I love great customer service and I will continue to use Clover Farms milk products! Thanks Clover Farms!!

We had our yard sale on Saturday. I had the best turnout I ever had for a yard sale. We made over $200 just from stuff that was laying around our house. I think the great traffic was from my new form of advertising that I told you about here.

DD went birthday shopping with her grandmother and found a nickle!! Found money jar is up to $1.56.

APC Promotion Center - free pocket tool with code I924W

Get Your Prize - Passport to Adventures - free binoculars for kids

KRAFT Bagel-fuls printable $1 coupon

Grapefruit spoons get free grapefruit spoons with this form

Purex - Purex 3-in-1 free after rebate form

Coppertone® - printable Coppertone coupons

Clorox 2 - free after rebate

Contact Jergens® Skincare today - free after rebate

Tribe Mediterranean Foods All Natural Hummus Responses - free tshirt

YouTube - A1's Channel - print $2.00 off A-1 steak sauce

Lever 2000 - Save with Coupons $1.00 off Lever - printable coupon

Thursday, June 04, 2009

A trip to the ER....

My son has been sick since Saturday. Yesterday we needed to take him to the ER to get his asthma under control. I took some pictures of the lovely artwork that was in our ER room to share with you.

Apparently someone was not very happy with their stay in the ER.

Wait, are we sure it was the ER and not a prison?

Finally, my son resting peacefully.

DH also found a penny on the floor in the ER. Found money jar is up to $1.51.

Sam's Club - free sample

ChuckECheese2009 - printable Chuck E Cheese coupons

Bath & Body Works printable Bath & Body Works coupon

rightathome/ - free candle pack

Rite Aid Store - Rite Aid coupon - $5 off any $25 purchase

Rite Aid Pharmacy - Rite Aid Pharmacy coupon - free gift card when you transfer a script

What a great summer project!!!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Free at Sonic today.....

FREE Float Night at SONIC® - free Rootbeer Float at Sonic tonight!!

Free Homemade soap by Cloud 9 Spa - free sample

Home Made Simple® - sign up for this coupon book and get a coupon for free Cascade Rinse Agent

We are having another yard sale this weekend. Go here to find out my new method of advertising! I think you will like it!!

This looks kind of gross but I have heard great things about it. If it truely works, I would be willing to give it a shot!! Talk about "natural" remedies!!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

My free hotdogs....

I got my free Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs coupon in the mail yesterday. I hope you got yours too!!
Carefree free liners and a case

Friendly's is giving away a free scoop on their annual Free Ice Cream Day, June 6th from noon to 5 pm.

Theraflu Money Back Offer, Box 6842, West Caldwell, NJ 07007. PP to $6.99. Send the UPC from a Theraflu Hot Liquids or Warming Relief Syrup and dated receipt (dated between 4-15-09 and 6-1-09). You can send the store form or your NAZ on a 3 x 5 card with out a form by 6/15/09

Walmart.com - Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons - free sample

http://startsampling.com/sm/100803/captureAddress.iphtml?item=100803&source= - copy and paste this URL to get a free sample of Worcestershire Sauce

I had a heck of a time with the fruit dip i was making for DD's birthday yesterday - at her request. I mixed the pudding and the cool whip together and when I went to add the heavy cream, it came out of the container in clumps. I was so upset since it ruined the whole thing and I was unable to run to the store since my DS was home sick. I had to call DH to run for all new ingredients at his lunch and bring them home to me. I ended up not getting a picture of it all like I wanted to. I did write to the dairy that packaged the cream and told them what happened. The expiration date on the container was June 28, 2009. I received a follow up email this morning saying they will be sending me a refund check for the bad cream. I wish they would also replace the other ingredients that were lost too. After a few problems, it all turned out fine in the end and DD enjoyed her fresh fruit and dip!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Monday June 1st....

This is my DD just a few short years ago.
Today she is 11. Where did the years go? Happy Birthday baby girl!!

She does not want a cake. She is no longer a fan of cake. She want fresh fruit and this dip instead.... (pictures to come later today)

Fruit Dip
1 8oz cool whip
1 large box of vanilla instant pudding
1 pint heavy cream
Mix cool whip and vanilla pudding, then add cream to desired thickness. Chill and serve with fresh fruit.


Cheirinho de Bebe Bath and Body Products, Baby Products: Baby Lotion, Baby Cologne, Baby Soap, Baby Shampoo... - free sample

DD went to Hershey Park on a field trip last Friday with her school. She found a quarter!! Found money jar is now up to $1.50!! Yippee!
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