Friday, January 22, 2010

Please join me. I am moving.

Please join me at my new blog page I will be posting on this new site so make sure you save it to your favorites. My husband, who obviously has too much time on his hands, thought I needed my own domain name. Instead of going thru blogspot, I now have my own .com name. Everything will be the same, just join me there. thanks!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

3 free cards (great for Valentine's Day)

Get 3 folded 5x7 photo cards from Shutterfly.
  1. Log in to Shutterfly
  2. look at the bottom of the page for "enter special offer code" and enter: 3FREECARDS
  3. You can see the offer when you click on "my special offers". Expires Feb. 2nd
  4. the cards are free, you just pay shipping. If you have all 3 shipped to you it should be .99 cents.

I love these personalized cards. They are great for birthdays, teacher appreciation, mother's day, Valentine's Day, can add multiple pictures to each card.

Thanks, Freebies 4 mom

Valentine's Day deals

What do you have planned for Valentine's Day? I have been wondering that same thing. We are thinking about doing one of the hotel inclusive deals where you get a nights stay, dinner, champagne, etc.... here are a few Valentine deals I have found.
Buy a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts and you will get a dozen Valentine cards.Each card features a coupon for a free doughnut. just released 2 new coupons good for Valentine candy. They have $ off 2 bags of Nestle or Butterfinger hearts. They also have$1 off any Nestle or Wonka exchange kit.

Free Sample

Click here to get your free sample of cream of wheat. My kids love to try the free samples we get in the mail. I don't think they have ever tried cream of wheat before.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Party City coupon

Are you planning a birthday party or a Valentine party? Here is a coupon for $10 off at Party City.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Kid's PJ's 75% off at Target

Today I went by Target and saw they had their kid's winter PJ's 75% off, including these cute Nick & Nora pj's pictured below....reg $19.99, for $4.97
I also saw they had some kids shoes for 75% off:)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Free Nivea body wash at Target

Nivea body wash $2.99 (16.9oz)
and a $2/1 coupon from 1/3/10 RP
= free body wash:)

New Publix printables

Go here to print these great coupons for Publix from Kraft.

Clearance sale from Pottery Barn Teen

This is a DVD carrying case for $6.99 and free shipping.

They also have a PSP travel case for $3.99 with free shipping here.

And a Wii travel case for $6.99 with free shipping here.

The monogramming is extra if you want that.

To see all the clearance, go here.

Thanks, My frugal adventures

my kids are so sweet

I was busy doing some things in my bedroom for awhile this morning. My children are up playing and watching tv, etc... I came up front to do something and Abby says "mommy we made you breakfast" I wondering what they could have possibly made....maybe a waffle, poptart, toast????? No, she shows me a bowl of cereal and a banana. The only thing was the milk was already How long had they had it sitting there? Well it didn't matter because the gave me Kashi Go Lean which is very hard and doesn't get soggy very easily.......good job guys!!!!!!

Eat from the pantry challenge

Money Saving Mom is doing an "eat from the pantry" challenge this month. She is using up the things she already has in her over flowing pantry and freezer. I didn't officially join the challenge, but I had decided to do it as much as I could. You try to only buy the essentials, like milk, fresh fruit, etc.... you plan your meals with everything else you already have. I have been surprised how well I have done. We have a large deep freezer that is usually full and I can't find what I'm looking for half the time. I am happy to report that it is less than half full now. My overflowing pantry is becoming a little more manageable as well. This is also a great way to save some extra money from the grocery budget from time to time.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Rice Krispie Valentine treats

Go here to Skip to my Lou and read all about how to make these cute treats. They do not seem to complicated.

3 free issues of Family Circle

Click here to sign up for 3 free issues of Family Circle magazine. May, June, and July 2010. They usually have some good coupons in them too.....added bonus!

Thanks, Land of the Free

Friday, January 15, 2010

75% off toys at Target

If you have children with birthday's soon or you need Easter basket toys, you should go to Target. They have 75% off their clearance toys right now. I stoped by and found some great stuff this afternoon. No pics because everything is still hidden in my trunk;)
I found one diji case (holder), anyone finds another one at Tatget 75% off please let me know. I need one more.

New REDBOX code for McDonalds

New Redbox code good at McDonald's locations only: N3WY3AR

Free Disney tickets?????

Yes, it is true. Disney is offering a free ticket to each person who volunteers. Go here for more info.

In the crafty mood?

Here are some coupons to help!!!!!! Go here to print a 40% off one item coupon. expires 1/16/2010
Go here to print a 40% off one item coupon. Expires 1/30/2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Kraft first taste

I signed up for this program through Kraft a while back. I had an offer to get a coupon for a free 200 calorie Digiorno pizza. I was also allowed to give 10 emails of friends so they can receive the same offer. You can sign up for Kraft first taste here.

Taco Bell free taco coupon has been reset

You can print another coupon for a fresco taco at Taco Bell (retail value up to $1.89) because they have been reset. You get the choice of beef, chicken, or steak taco. I have tried these and they are yummy!
Thanks, freebies 4 mom

Register for a free Uni-ball pen

You can sign up with Uni-ball to get a free pen at 12:00 noon (central time) 1:00pm here.....It is available to the first 10,000 people each day to request it thru April 30. If you miss it today, try again tomorrow.
Thanks, freebies 4 mom

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

look for new coupon books at Publix

I found this in Publix near the pharmacy. It has lots of great Kimberly-Clark coupons and a mail-in-rebate form.

I found this Kraft book in a display near the front of my store last weekend. It has a lot of good Kraft coupons. Keep your eyes open when shopping:)

I love the cards I bought from

I received a pack of the note cards I ordered from They were on clearance for $1.80 and they are personalized. I am very impressed with the quality. You can go here to read about the sale.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

COLD in Florida

It has been unusually cold in Florida this last week. I heard they even got snow in I have a fireplace, but it is not often that we actually light it. Today seemed like the perfect day and I think Deja is enjoying it.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

free sample of Purex 3 in 1

I have already used these before and I really like them. You can go here to request a free sample to try. You use 1 sheet per this 2 sheet sample will be good for 2 loads of laundry:)

Coupon inserts in tomorrow's paper

2 coupon inserts in tomorrow's newspaper....don't forget to buy yours.

Still have Candy Canes left?

I was reading one of my favorite blogs "skip to my lou" and she posted this awesome idea for candy canes. even if you don't have any leftovers you can snag them for 90% off at CVS or Walgreen's right now. You can go here to read all about how to make this awesome popcorn with left over candy canes.

clam chowder recipe

When it is in the 20's (low) and 40's (high) with possible snow flurries in North Florida then it is time to make soup. My husband loves clam chowder. He orders it everywhere we go.....btw, it is excellent at Sneaker's sports grill/bar. I have never made it. I went to which I love and found this great recipe. Go here to get this recipe. Everyone in my house loved it. Not the lowest calorie soup, but soooooo good.
I did my recipe for 12 servings, but you can adjust the amount of servings you want the recipe for on
  • 5 (6.5 oz) cans minced clams
  • 1 1/2 cups minced onions
  • 1 1/2 cups diced celery
  • 3 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 cup 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup and 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups half and half
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • ground pepper to taste


1) drain juice from clams into a large skillet over the onions, celery, potatoes, and carrots. Add water to cover and cook over medium heat until tender.

2) meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in four until smooth. Whisk in cream and stir constantly until thick and smooth. Stir in vegetables and clam juice. Heat through but do not boil.

3) stir in clams just before serving. If they cook too much they get tough. When clams are heated through, stir in vinegar, and season with salt and pepper.

Very yummy and kid approved by my 3.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

bath and Body Works: free travel size with purchase

You can get a free signature collection travel sie item with any puchase. Click here to print your coupon. This offer is good thru Jan 27, 2010.
Thanks, Deal seeking mom

Quench body lotion free after rebate

Purchase any Quench Olay body lotion (excluding trial size) and receive a full refund check by mail. Must be purchased between 12/10/09 and 1/29/10. Rebate must be postmarked by 2/12/10. Click here to print your rebate form.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

McDonald's special 1/7/10 only

In my area of North Florida, McDonald's has been airing a commercial about a special deal tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 7th. You can buy a Big mac or Quater pounder and get the second one for .01 cent. No coupon required. Thanks Lori for the info......she watches way more TV than me...LOL.

Florida resident special for Disney World

Are you wanting to take a vacation to the most magical place on earth? If you live in Florida then this is a good time. Disney is offering a 4 day park pass for $99 a person and $84 for children ages 3-9. These passes will be valid between Jan-3-March 26th and then again April 10th-May 25th. They must be purchased no later than May 21st. These are 4 day passes for one park each day. You can make them park hoppers by adding $25 per ticket. Lori saw commercials for this deal, but a friend of hers called Disney to verify and get detailed info. You do not have to use them for consecutive days. You can split up your visits between those dates. This is such a good deal because a one day park pass is around $80 per person. Found the website...thanks again Lori....go here to read all about it.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Harris Teeter Super Doubles

I have heard that harris teeter is doing super doubles starting 1/6 thru 1/12. They will double 20 coupons per person per day up to a $1.98 value.......example....a coupon with a value of $1.50 will double to $3 off.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

my drug store shopping today

My first stop today was Walgreen's. I got the electrasol on sale for $3.49 and used the $2.50 off coupon out of today's paper. I got the neosporin lip ointments 2/$8 and used two printable $3 off coupons. I spent $3.24 OOP and got back these $4 in register rewards....yeah, got back more than I spent....good trip:)
My next stop was CVS. I got two of the Nivea body washes at $5.99 each. I used two $2 off coupons nad got back $5 ECB. I got the oust which is $3.99 but gives a $3 ECB for each one. I used BOGO free coupons from todays paper saving me $7.98. The Irish Springs soap is $4.99 with $2 ECB back. Hersheys kisses 75% off (.87 cents). I spent $18.05 OOP

and I got back $21.50 in Extra care once again I got back more than I spent!!!!

Last stop the Walgreens right down the street from my house. We have two locations that are close. I got another electrasol for $3.49 and used another $2.50 off coupon from today's paper. The matrix and Nexxus shampoos were marked down to 75% off. The Nexxus was $2.59 a bottle. I used two $2 off coupons printed from becoming a fan on facebook. The Matrix color care was marked down to $4.79. I used a $10 register reward I had to get those for free! The lip smackers were marked down to $1.39. I used two $1 off coupons. Total spent out of pocket was $4 even.

Then I got back $1 in register rewards, making my total for the trip $3.....not to bad for 4 salon products:)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

free Shutterfly calendar

Love the picture freebies...keep them coming:)
  • log in or sign up for a Shutterfly account
  • once you are logged in go to my accounts, then scroll down to special offers, then click on "enter special offer code"
  • enter the code FREECALENDAR and you will see a free 16x20 calendar poster credit. You have until Jan 17, 2010 to use it.

Thanks, common sense with money

Snapfish deal

You can get 50 prints for .50 cents plus shipping with the code NEWYEAR50. This deal expires Thur. Jan 7th. You can use this deal once per account. Thanks, freebie 4 mom for the info.

$1 off Lip Smackers

A lot of stores have the holiday lip smackers on sale. You can use this $1/1 coupon to get them even cheaper or free. Click here for the coupon.
Thanks, Coupon Cravings.

Shape magazine for $2.99 a year

Subscribe to Shape magazine for $2.99 a year when you use the coupon code: 8249 at checkout. This will save you $12 a year. I have been getting this magazine several years and I love it. You can subscribe here.

Friday, January 1, 2010

2009 year in review

January 2009- we started on the 1st going to the the Gator Bowl. Drew broke is left arm at church playing in the gym.
Feb. 2009- We surprised the kids by taking them to Tampa for the NFL experience the week befor the superbowl.

March 2009- I got engaged!!!!!!!

April 2009- Jim and I got to spend a week in NY/PA to see his girls.

May 2009- My oldest child turned 11 years old.

June, 20, 2009- I married my best friend.

July 2009- Deja came to live with us.....(Cindy's dog)

August 2009- Avery started middle school

and the twins started 1st grade

Sept 2009- Drew got glasses.

Oct. 2009- The twins turned 7.

Nov 2009- We went to Athens to see a Ga home game for Jim's b-day gift.......I am not a GA fan.

Dec 2009- Merry Christmas

New Years Eve 2009- Celebrated with some friends

all kids and men having a XBOX UFC tournament

may everyone have a blessed 2010!