Monday, August 31, 2009

do you ever feel like life is passing you by...never enough time to do this or that. the this or that's that really in the big scheme of life do not matter. i am really trying to get better at not concerning myself with things that are temporal and changing my focus to the things that are eternal. by that i mean...i am trying to ask myself before i get stressed about the laundry piled 4 feet high in the laundry room or irked that the beds are not made perfectly, is this going to create a smile, make a life easier, exhibit understanding, show Christ to someone who needs to see Him in the little things of life. because really in this big world what do i want to be remembered for. the neatest made beds or a momma that played kickball, laughed at jokes, and smiled ALOT! a wife that was present and there or one that just co-existed. a daughter that grew old with her parents or one that watched from the outside as they aged. a sister who did whatever necessary to display unwavering love or one that purchased the obligatory Christmas gift once a year and removed herself the rest of the time. a friend that no matter what time, what place, what season of life, what crisis occurs is there or one that is a convenience girl and is only there for the fun times. while the entire day everyday can't be a internal look at the status of my choices, i can be more diligent about spending more time looking there. what are your thoughts on this topic? in the mean time i better at least go switch a load of laundry so i have some clean undies for the morning:)

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organic deals at kroger

thanks to thrifty mama for this great list and links to online coupons that go with the list. check it out here. BTW...i think that the alexia frozen potato coupon will work on any variety even though it is for the spicy sweet potato. those sound yummy though!

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

great deal on crocs

...if you can find your family members size

next weeks deals

i am going to try to start this preview of the deals for the upcoming week so if you want to buy coupons on ebay, try to scrounge around and get some from friends and relatives, or just prepare your list early this is available. please let me know if you see anything that you really need to stockpile or want and we will try to swap around some coupons.


10/$10 SALE:
Kahns or Ball Park franks- $1/2 BP cpn (8/30 RP)= $.50 each
Kroger Deluxe Ice cream or treats
Vitamin water
Crab cakes
Armour LunchMakers
Sweet bell peppers
Tennessee Pride gravy- $1/2 cpn (6/21 SS) EXPIRES 8/31!= 2/$1
Del Monte naturals- $1/2 cpn (7/12 RP)= 2/$1
Popcorn chicken
Pudding cake slices
Hunts ketchup- $1/2 cpn (All You)= 2/$1 or- $.20 cpn (6/21 SS) EXPIRES 8/31= $.60
Hunts pasta sauce
Kraft BBQ sauce
Weber grilling spices- $.50 cpn (6/21 SS) EXPIRES 8/31= FREE
Kroger marinades & dressings
Duncan Hines Brownie mix
Kroger cottage cheese, dips & sour cream
Frito lay snacks
Goldfish crackers
Bounty paper towels- $.25 cpn (8/31 P&G)= $.50
Kroger pizza rolls
Kroger fruit snacks
Kroger jumbo biscuits
Country Crock spread
Hefty OneZip bags
Renuzit Air Freshener- $.55/3 (8/16 SS)= 3/$2
Banquet EntreeMichelina entree
Kroger bagels & cream cheese
Coast soap
Dial liquid soap- $.35 cpn (8/16 SS)= $.30
Soft Soap liquid soap
White Rain hair care
Arrid or Brut deodorant- $.55 Brut (All You)= FREE
Theater candy boxes
Elmer's glue
Book covers
Index cards
Wireless notebook or composition book

Other good deals:
Colgate Total Advances 2/$5- $.75 cpn (8/30 SS)= $1.50
Reese's singles 2/$1- $.50 cpn (8/23 SS)= FREE
Tyson chicken $1.99/lb- $1 cpn(8/2 SS)
Bob Evans sausage 2/$5- $.25 cpn (8/23 SS)= $2 each
Hillshire Farm Deli Select 2/$5- $.55 cpn (8/16 RP)= $1.50
Tyson bacon B1G1 $4.39
Hillshire Farm smoked sausage B1G1 $4.19
Pepsi, Coke or 7-up 12 packs $2.20 wyb 5
Kellogs or Keebler 3/$9 & free milk wyb 3- $2/2 cpn (8/31 SS)


Bayer Contour Monitor $14.99- $5 ECB (Limit 2)-$14.99 adj. from $30 (2/1 RP or 3-22 SS)= FREE + overage
Clairol Natural Instincts Loving Care Hair Color $4.99- $2 ECB (Limit 1)-$4 (exp 8/31/09) (8/2 P&G) or= FREE + overage
Glade Fragrance Collection Scented Reed Diffuser or Soy Candle $6.99- $6.99 ECB (Limit 1)-$3 cpn (all you magazine)-$3/2 cpn (8/9 SS)= FREE + overage
Other Good Deals:
Dawn dish liquid $.97
Planters peanuts 2/$6- $2 ECB- $1/2 cpn (6/21 SS)= 2/$3
Skippy peanut butter 2/$6- $2 ECB- two $.60 cpn (8/2 RP)= 2/$2.80
Soft Soap Nutri Serums- $2 ECB- $1 cpn (8/30 SS)
Bounce Dryer bar $3.99- $1 ECB- $1 cpn (8/30 P&G)= $1.99
Duracell Batteries:get $5 ECB wyb $15
Gillette Fusion or Venus $8.99- $3 ECB- $2 cpn (8/16 RP)= $3.99
Colgate Twin Pack $4.99- $2 ECB- $.75 cpn (8/30)= $2.24
Aquafresh Iso-Active Whitening Foaming Tooth Gel $4.99- $3 ECB (Limit 1)-$1 cpn here= $.99

3 Day candy sale(Sunday - Tuesday only):Hershey, Mars or Nestle minis 2/$4Hershey, Mars or Nestle 8 packs $.77

Carefree Ultra Protection Pantiliners $1.99- $1.99 RR = FREE
Colgate 360 ActiFlex Toothbrush $2.99 - $2.99 RR= FREE
Men's Zone 6 Blade Razor System $3.99- $3.99 RR = FREE
Rembrandt Toothpaste $5 -$5 RR -$1 cpn (8/2 SS)= FREE + overage
Other good deals:
Theraflu Cold, Cough or Sinus Relief $4.99- $3 RR = $1.99
Coke 12 packs 3/$10
Kelloggs cereal, Nutrigrain or Fiber Plus bars B1G1- $1/2 cpn on cereals (Kelloggs insert)
Jello 2/$1 w/in ad cpn- $.60/2 cpn (8/9 SS)= 2/$.40
Scotch packing tape B1G1 $3.49
Memo books 4/$1 w/in ad cpnenvelopes $.59 w/in ad cpn folders 5/$1 w/in ad cpn
Breathe Right $4.99- $4 RR= $.99
Clairol Nice N Easy 2/$12- $2 RR- two $1 cpn (8/9 RP)= 2/$18
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

making due

with what you have...creating beauty and spending no money. liriope in the landscaping makes a lovely centerpiece. ~type to you soon~

kroger cheepies

Sobe Life Water (2) - Free
Grands Biscuits (2) - Free
Nature Valley Nut Clusters - Free
Smithfield Bacon - Free
Total Cereal - Free
Fiber One Yogurt - Free
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks (5) - Free +
Fruity Cheerios - .19¢ ea
Betty Crocker Warm Delights - .19¢ ea
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls - .24¢ ea
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix - .29¢ ea
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls - .39¢ ea
Hamburger Helper - .39¢ ea
Old El Paso Taco Shells or Beans - .39¢ ea
Yoplait Yogurt 32 oz - .44¢ ea
Betty Crocker - Brownie Mix - .61¢ ea
Fiber One Chewy Bars - .79

thanks southern savers for the tips
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

new stool

because little legs in the kitchen need a boost. try to always keep in mind what a can of spray paint and a friend with a cricket vinyl letter cutter can do for you.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

country and southern living

go here to read about getting a year of southern and country living magazine subscriptions for $5 each. this is a great deal. i just purchased both and my total was $10.30 for both mags for a year. can't beat it! these two publications are great resources to decorate your home and entertain.

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

free chick-fil-a


thanks thrifty mama

Beth Moore Simulcast

Location: Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion
Dates: Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29
Times: Friday-8:00pm-10:30pm Saturday-9:30am-1:00pm

Cost: $25.00
Register at

Hope to see you there!

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

free lip product at bath and body

you can purchase a trial sized something and use the coupon. think stocking stuffer and think about printing muliple coupons and taking the family with you. you could score some great things.

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thanks southern savers

ann taylor coupon $20

good today limit on what you have to purchase so if you can find something hovering around 20 or 30 bucks this would be a cheap purchase from ann taylor. find the coupon here
hope to see you in something from ann taylor at church tomorrow.
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thanks mommy snacks for the tip

Friday, August 21, 2009


and hitting the ground running. we are getting ready for school monday. i wanted to share this with you because i have never seen anything like this.
here is a site with thousands of free patterns for a week. when you have a couple of minutes check this out.

thanks money saving mom.

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Friday, August 14, 2009


we are getting away for a couple of days so i will not be posting. i am planning to start up the sewing classes again in the fall. we will do them once a month and work on a specific project for the evening. if you think that you might be interested in attending those sessions let me know. the first project will be placemat purses, so keep your eyes open for a cute placemat that you want to use. if you want to make a placemat bag you will need 2 placemats. if you want to make a purse you will just need 1. have a great weekend and beginning of the week. for those of you who have children that are starting school next week i hope that this weekend is filled with many wonderful summer memories and smiles. also when you comment about the class let me know what weeknights are good for everyone.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

the farm

today was a hard day for me. we visited the family farm for the last time as a family. my three little ones love the farm. their memories of the farm include fishing, skipping rocks in the pond or just throwing them in and watching them splash, lots of kittens, a sweet dog named sam, lots of barns, black ones, and time that is undivided.

my memories of the farm extend well beyond those of my children, this farm entered my life when i met the man that i am beyond blessed to call my husband. it is his great aunt and uncles farm. they are really more like grandparents as his grandparents went to be with the Lord at an early age. the first time i saw the farm i told my love that i wanted it someday. i wanted to run and roam these fields. i desired nothing more than to raise a family on this piece of land that is undoubtedly blessed by the maker of all things. b and i spent many a romantic evening on that pond fishing and planning our future.

so today was not as i planned, because the farm is not ours any longer. not that it was ever "ours", but it was my little place that i could go and see God's hand in so many things. the wind blowing the wheat, the laughter dancing through the eyes of children that ran and jumped and soared through acres of green goodness, the peace that my sweet love felt knowing that his family had lived on that piece of land and worked it hard for over 200 years.

it has always been my desire, even as a child and very much a city girl, to be a farm girl. so today something within me has died a little bit, because that is where i dreamed to be. i will hold and clutch onto the memories that were created there. they are some of my fondest memories with my young love and that farm created some of the most precious faces upon my children's faces at the wonder of discovery there in that place. i am trusting that this loss is part of God's perfect plan for our lives, because i know that He makes no mistakes. however, right here and now in this place i am sad and i want today back.

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we painted our toes today and gave ourselves the new last name of foofoo. time with the girl.
what did you do today?
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picture credit:dreamstime

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

kroger milk deal

today i did our weekly shopping at kroger. they are running a special this week if you buy 4 boxes of kellogg's cereal you get 2 gallons of milk for free. we drink organic milk so i got 2 of the half gallons that we normally drink and took them up to the cash out lane when i was finished. i asked the cashier if she would credit me for the amount of the gallons that normally came with the deal. she gladly did so making the organic 2.99 half gallons of milk 1.50. while that does not seem like a great deal, i was very happy with the savings. it just goes to show that it never hurts to ask, and that savings on certain items are relative depending on the choices that you make in what you serve your family to eat. let me know if any of you try this, and if it works.

ps...the rice krispies and the frosted flakes are 4 for $10 plus you can use coupons on the cereal so it really ends up being a really good deal.

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picture credit: supplychainer

Saturday, August 8, 2009

new e coupon sites

these are two more sites that are great ways to save. you can load the coupons right to your shopper card. here are the links.

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thanks for the tip southern savers
picture credit: myrnu

chalkboard winner

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:7
Timestamp: 2009-08-08 18:32:19 UTC

the winner is amy coomes, lucky #7 :)

congratulations amy!!

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Friday, August 7, 2009

deals and upcoming sales

here are the deals and upcoming sales that you might find interesting. also have cascadian farm coupons that are really good. if you are into buying organic, i found another great blog to follow. she posts some awesome deals EVERYDAY! it is i have also added the link to my blog roll.

Walgreens deals for next week
CVS deals for next week

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Thursday, August 6, 2009


do you use it? i have found that i can make some great "extra" money to use as a rotation cash flow. what i mean is i am very limited on the clothes that i can purchase for our daughter. she has to wear 100% cotton all the time. gymboree is one of the few brands that i have found to consistently use 100% cotton quite frequently. i buy most of her clothes on ebay and then turn around and sell them the following year on ebay. the amazing thing is the majority of the time the clothes bring close to the price of what i paid. gymbo clothes wash and wear like champions so that helps. i have been trying to watch for clothes at yard sales because of course that is a better deal, but when i can find what i am looking for ebay is where i go. another tip, buy summer items in the fall when things go cheaper because most people are shopping for winter. i think most of the time you can guesstimate on size, especially dresses. shop for winter items in the spring. i even choose to shop this way when i buy retail. i save some serious money by doing this for myself and the children.
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

more blueberries

we went pickin again. our oldest favorite fruit is blueberries so naturally when the opportunity presented itself to pick again we jumped on that bandwagon. i froze the majority of these. they are great for blueberry pancakes and blueberry syrup, smoothies, or just eating the frozen berries as is. lately we have had a lot of pancakes and the syrup that i have been making is a simple syrup with fruit added. delicious and much better for you than the alternative. while i am flipping the pancakes i put 3/4 cup water and 1/2cup sugar on the stove in a saucepan. reduce the mixture. once it thickens add fresh fruit (i add quite a bit of fruit) and let the mixture lightly roll boil for about 3 minutes. stir it though, you don't want it to stick. it is delicious and adds a whole new level to pancakes or ice cream for that matter.
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Monday, August 3, 2009

check out all the hot school supply deals for the week here. do not forget to ask for rain checks if they are out of the supplies.
remember to comment on the weekly giveaway here.
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Saturday, August 1, 2009


because you need something free when times are tough.
this weeks giveaway is an adorable chalkboard on a stand. the stand is metal and the chalkboard has an adorable scalloped egde. perfect for any application.

to enter share one area of you life that you are working on and one area that you are satisfied with. lets face it, there are many things that i wish i could erase like a chalkboard. i am working on spending more intentional time with our children. intentional in that it is a planned time that is just me and them. i am satisfied in the amount of time that i spend in the kitchen, planning and preparing food for our family.
you are welcome to enter the giveaway even if you have previously won a giveaway. please pass the giveaway onto your friends.

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