Tuesday, June 30, 2009

top drug store deals this week

Colgate Total .50¢ ea
Clean and Clear products $1.33 ea
Right Guard/Dry Idea Deodorant- free
Aquafresh 6.4oz Toothpaste- .24¢ ea
Colgate Toothpaste 4.2 oz- .50¢ ea
Maalox 12 oz Liquid or 90 ct tablets- .99¢ ea
Listerine 1 Liter Burst, Vanilla Mint, Original or Whitening- $1 ea
Rite Aid
Degree Clinical Protection Deodorant- free
Stayfree, Carefree or o.b. products- free +
Mars Single Serve Candies- free
Wet Ones- free or .25¢ depend on coupon used
Glade Sense & Spray or Lasting Impressions- .99¢ ea

thanks southern savers for the list

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Monday, June 29, 2009

saturday giveaway winner

Here are your random numbers:1
Timestamp: 2009-06-30 02:49:31 UTC

mandie you are the winner. congratulations. please email me at domesticchick@yahoo.com to claim your pottery barn salad servers.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

saturday giveaway

haven't done one in a while. to enter the giveaway and receive pottery barn beaded salad servers tell me what you are doing or think we should do to keep America a free country for our children. uncertain times. i always come back to this verse when my anxiety is getting the best of me.

Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

pass the giveaway onto your friends if you like. giveaway ends sunday evening at midnight.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

attention bare escentuals fans

go here an print a coupon for a free 10 day trial from your local jc pennys store. this is a great offer. i think i might ask my mom to go get a sample for me too!
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thanks to thrifty mama for the tip

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

clothes hook

my desire for a clothes line has not been quenched however there is no need to wallow in self pity over the line. meet the clothes hook. better known as a hanging plant hook. the fresh air blowing through my clothes on my clothes hook. can you tell that i am trying to convince myself that the clothes hook is a worthy substitute. i am working on contentment. still working! at this rate i might have one load dry by 3 pm tomorrow.
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Snapfish Freebie Photo Notepad and Photos

thought some of you might want to take advantage of this.

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thanks money saving mom for the tip

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

blue beauty

1. my favorite flower.
2. i have killed approximately 14 of these plants.
3. i finally have a variety that is not only living but thriving at my house.
4. the variety is not my favorite.
5. my favorite are the blue mop heads.
6. i am going to try it one more time.
7. i need advice. any and all gladly accepted in regard to these lovely but temperamental beauties.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

drugstore deals this week

Frenchs Red Hot sauce $1- $1 cpn (5/17 SS)= FREE
Sobe lifewater B1G1- B1G1 cpn here= FREE
Soy Joy bars 4/$4- $4 ECB wyb 4-B1G1 cpn (5/31 SS)= FREE + overage
Thermacare neck/arm wrap $2.49- $2.49 ECB= FREE
Kraft BBQ sauce $1- $1 cpn (was on coupons.com)= FREE

B1G1 deals:
Revlon eye or lip- two $1 cpns (5/17 SS)
Edy's ice cream
Bumble Bee tuna $2.29

ECB deals:
Pepsi 2 liters 3/$4- $1 ECB wyb 3=3/$3
Mitchum $2.99- $1 ECB- $.75 cpn (6/21 SS)= $1.24
Almay Pure Blends $13.99- $10 ECB- $1 cpn (5/17 SS)= $2.99
L'Oreal Extra Volume mascara $7.99- $2 ECB- $1 cpn (6/14 SS)= $4.99
Tampax Bonus size 2/$14- $4 ECB- two $.50 cpn (6/7 P&G)= 2/$9
Tylenol 20-24 ct $4.99- $2 ECB-$1 cpn (6/7 RP)= $1.99
Coppertone $8.99- $2 ECB- $3 cpn IP=$3.99
Other good deals:Buy 4 Pepsi 12 packs for $13, and get 1 pack FREE

Aquafresh Advanced toothpaste $3- $3 RR-$.75 cpn (6/21 SS)= FREE + overageRR

Coke 12 packs 4/$13- $3 RR= 4/$10
Kotex $2.99; get $3 RR wyb 3- three $1 cpn (6/14 SS)- $3 RR= 3/$2.97
Speedstick deodorants $2.99- $2 RR= $.99
Lysol wipes 2/$5- $1 RR- two $1 cpn (6/7 SS)= 2/$2

Other Good deals:
Revlon B1G1
Skintimate or Edge $1.99 w/in ad cpn- $1 cpn IP Skintimate- $1 cpn Edge (5/17 SS)= $.99

thanks so much to Kingdom Klippers for these great deals

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

banana pudding

i enjoyed some delicious banana pudding this week with some friends. the recipe came from my mother-in-law (MIL) and was her mother's recipe. it is it the best pudding i have ever had. i didn't know that pudding could be made from scratch until i met my MIL. you have to try it. the effort that it takes, which is very little, is so worth the end result. i made the little banana flower using a vanilla wafer, sliced the edges of the banana pieces to make petals, and a mint sprig. wait until you are almost ready to serve the dessert to add the pretty little flower or your banana pieces will brown.

vanilla wafers
bananas (about 3)
1 cup sugar
5 tablespoons flour
2 cups of milk
3 egg yolks
1.5 capfuls of vanilla

cook sugar, flour, and milk until thick
stir frequently and use medium heat
add the egg yolks (beat before you add)
add the vanilla while stirring in the yolks
cook an additional minute after you add the yolks

layer the dessert with the wafers first the bananas then pudding. repeat the layering until you are at the top of the dish you choose to use. i always double this recipe to make a larger dish. you will want to. trust me!

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Monday, June 15, 2009

best drug store deals

Dry Idea Roll on Deodorant- .24¢ ea
Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste- .49¢ ea
Right Guard Deodorant- .64¢ ea
Schick Quattro Titanium Razor or Trimmer- .99¢ ea
Children Sunglasses .99¢ ea
Kotex Lightdays 40-64ct or Tampons 18ct- $1 ea
Right Guard or Dry Idea- free
St. Ives Body Wash- free +
Hefty One Zip Bags .64¢ ea

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thanks southern savers for the tips

Sunday, June 14, 2009


many of you have asked about the meat that i purchased from a local farmer. while the convenience of the meat was excellent and the overall taste of the meat we fine, it was what i would consider a little on the "gamie" side on the taste and smell. i have been doing more research on meats and where to purchase grass fed meat because that is the best and healthiest type to eat. i have a very knowledgeable friend who also has been doing her own research and she came across this site. http://www.eatwild.com/products/index.html . the site lists many different farms that sell only grass fed animals raised using organic practices. i am going to contact a couple of the ones that are closets to me tomorrow. i will let you know prices and distances that need to be travelled to get the meat. if any of you are interested let me know.
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thanks for the tip shan!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

kroger deals this week

thanks southern savers for the tips.

Oikos Yogurt- free
Mahatma Rice- free
Knorr Rice or Pasta Sides- free
Kraft Dressing- .19¢ ea
Yoplait Yogurt- .26-.28¢ ea
Pringles- .25-.75¢ ea
Tabasco Sauce- .29¢ ea
Dial Hand Soap- .30¢ ea
Hot, Lean or Croissant Pockets- .26-.76¢ ea
Pepsi 2 Liters .83¢ ea
Lysol Disinfectant Spray- .89¢ ea
Tampax Tampons- .99¢ ea
Cascadian Farm Frozen Potato products- .99¢ ea
Almond Breeze Milk- $1 ea
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

the advantage

i have not been to the grocery store in 2 weeks. my mom picked up some milk for me yesterday. the advantage in the stockpile is that you can do this every now and then. i have not even felt the urgency to go as if i am going to miss a weekly deal (this is a huge feat for me). between the bulk produce and the buying in advance i feel very at ease with the stock in the pantry. i think that i will venture out later in the week to pick up a few deals, but if i don't make it, oh well:). this nonchalant attitude will not last long, but i am going to saddle up and ride it out as long as i can. have a wonderfully nonchalant evening! have you skipped any weeks and felt this free?

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picture credit: blisstree

Monday, June 8, 2009

drug store deals this week

CVSBayer Contour Meter- free Gillette Fusion, Venus Embrace, or Spa Breeze- free
Banana Boat Items- $1.69 eaToothbrushes- .25¢ eaDawn Dish Soap- .25¢ eaDove Deodorant- .25¢ ea
Nothing at Walgreens this week. They are on vacation from deals!
Rite AidComplete Multipurpose Contact Solution- free Orajel Kids Plaque Revealing Rinse or Pre Brush Gel- free Philips Ear Buds w/Hard Case or 3-Device Remote Control- freeSure For Men Anti-Perspirant, 2.6oz- free
Mars Candy Bars B1G1- .03¢ Colgate Adult or Children’s Toothpaste- .24¢ ea Colgate Toothbrush- .24¢ eaNoxema Razors 4ct- .89¢ to free plus overageStridex Maximum Strength or Sensitive, 55ct- .99¢ eaAirwick Mini Freshmatic Kit or I-Motions Kit- .99¢ eaDove Ultimate Clear or Degree Ultra Clear- .99¢ ea

thanks to southern savers for this list.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Proverbs 14:1

The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.

giving and needing

does anyone need anything this week from the coupons out there?
let me know.
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Saturday, June 6, 2009

the garden makes me smile

i am a garden "newbie" this year. i can tell you that i plan on gardening the rest of my life, Lord willing. i had been a great joy this summer. our children have loved it! our friends have too! we are starting to have the fruits of our labor impact our meals. lovely spinach is coming up. strawberries, that our oldest sneaks out and eats for breakfast in the morning, and fresh herbs for mint tea, thyme for seasoning meats and vegetables and fresh basil for tomato mozzarella salad. i have taken some pictures of the garden for you to see. the raised beds are my favorite part of the garden. they are so nice to maintain and require much less work. the vegetables and fruits are thriving there. the carrots that were planted at the same time in the ground and in the raised bed are twice the size in the bed. amazing! one other little tip that i like to do is incorporate fresh herbs in my landscaping. thyme and mint are lovely ground cover and sage is a really pretty filler. basil is a nice border along walkways and parsley is a airy filler too. please feel free to offer any suggestions on gardening and i will be happy to answer and questions that i can about the lovely hobby. remember that compost pile i told you about, the dirt from it filled the raised beds. what a savings.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

here are the summer dates for free movies at the wilder cinema. this is a great opportunity for free fun with the kids.
Tues/Wed/Thurs 9:30 am (doors open at 9)

June 9, 10, 11 - Horton Hears a Who
June 16, 17, 18 - Madagascar 2
June 23, 24, 25 - Kung Fu Panda
June 30, July 1, 2 - Tales of Despereaux
July 7, 8, 9 - Surf's Up
July 14, 15, 16 - Hotel for Dogs
July 21, 22, 23 - Charlotte's Web
July 28, 29, 30 - Space Chimps

thanks lou ann:)

my new love~serviceberries

we have these 2 lovely bushes in our landscaping called service berry bushes or juneberries depending what part of the country you are from. they have been a part of our landscaping for about 7 years, and each year they flower in the spring and then berry in june. each year we have admired their beauty but not looked into the plants. well this year was different. with the economy in the gutter and our new mindset of running a "small farm" in a suburban neighborhood we looked into these little beauties. they are not only edible, they are delicious. the kids have gobbled them up the past few days at every meal and i made a pie with them last night. it is the most delicious berry pie. the berries have the best flavor. i have eaten the pie for breakfast and lunch. good thing we are about out of these berries or i would have to have some discipline where these little spheres of delectableness are concerned. you better go check your landscaping and see if you have one. and if not check your neighbors. i am sure they won't mind (hehehe).

recipe for the pie coming soon.

FREE rootbeer floats at Sonic today

8pm-midnight sonic is offering free rootbeer floats. this would be a great celebration to the end of the school year. and free. enjoy!
~type to you soon~...about a new love of mine:)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

free buddies soap is back

go here http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=rkrpeos84985850&bt=wi&o=51049&c=JB&p=fJEldFXL
to get a $3 off 3 coupon for JOhnsons soap. this works for buddies:)

Monday, June 1, 2009

FYI this week

the sale: i need to know who is coming to sell and who is coming to browse and buy:). if you do not mind letting me know that would be great! i know that so far i have gymboree clothes, some other kids things, maybe some houseware items, very reduced mary kay items, and i am waiting to hear about anything else. let me know.sewing class: i have had a few people express that thursday would be better for them and i really think that doing the sale and sewing might be too much in one evening. so i am going to make the decision that sewing is on thursday. same time, same place. let me know if you can come. this week is all about reading a pattern. don't forget to stop and pick one up. simplicity is a good brand to start with.

sale and sewing start times are 7.

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bath and body sale and $10 off coupon

semi annual sale going on now and $10 off $40 purchase coupon. if you are a bbw fan, this is a great deal.