What Addi Wore~January 2013

Janellj's January 2013 album on Photobucket


Sunday, February 28, 2010

A little bit sugar....a little bit spice!

Sugar and spice...and Everything Nice! That was the theme of Addi's party. It really fits her little personality too! Ha! I have already posted her invitation but I wanted it all on one post so here it is again!The Food Table!Sugar,

and Everything Nice!

Her high chair all decked out!

The cake table!

The cupcakes. I made this cupcake stand and thought it turned out sooo cute!

I also made the cupcake toppers. These cupcakes came from Sam's and they were soooo good!

A couple pics of her smash cake (which to my utter disappointment...she didn't smash).

Her little cake was strawberry on the inside (to keep with the pink theme). I got it from Bumble Bee Bakery on Ridge Rd. I put it in the freezer and will try again on Friday (her actual birthday).

Jackie got her this darling little plate. I love the fact that she can keep it and use it every year!

"It's my party and I'll cry if I want to!"

Addi surrounded by some of her gifts. She got so many nice things!

Poor little thing was just bewildered with everything going on!

Daddy helping her open her gifts!

Waiting for her cake!

It all went downhill when we had to sing the Happy Birthday song twice because I forgot to video it the first time.

Not interested in her cake at all!

This was the party favors.

I made these cute little tags to go on the cotton candy!

All partied out! Poor baby...just couldn't handle all of the commotion not to mention no nap and a double ear infection!


Friday, February 26, 2010

Blog Slacker

Go ahead and call me one...I admit it. I am super swamped getting things ready for Addi's party on Saturday, not to mention trying to get ready for a consignment sale times 2 (I am doing Jackie's too) with 300 pieces each.

Oh and my friend, Taryn came over yesterday and helped me with a HUGE project that has been hanging over my head forever. The dreaded playroom!!!! OMG! I am only posting a before picture if you promise not to judge me. It is almost finished so I will wait to show you the after picture (will have to wait until post party and consignment sale) when it is completely done!
You promised!!! The rest of my house looks nothing like this....so please don't call Dr. Phil on me. It is almost spotless now. Drew is sooooo happyHere is Taryn slaving away and she did volunteer AFTER she saw the disaster. And yes, that is the floor you see there!

Add to the fact that Miss Priss had me up almost all night with a double ear infection. Yes, this is her at 1:30 am last night at the ER. She woke up with an almost 103 temp and screamed for close to an hour so we decided we better take her. Isn't that little hospital gown just the cutest? I will be calling today to set up her consultation for tubes. Sigh! Soooo....needless to say, there will be no Freebie Friday this week, sorry! I just have not had the time to blog or research this week! But I promise not to totally disappoint you (humor me).....I will have a GIGANTIC batch of pictures for you this weekend from my little sweetie's first birthday party!! I can't wait!! Hopefully, most of you will be there to help us celebrate!!!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Freebie Friday!

Don't even say it. I know you are shocked that I am getting this posted before 10 am. Someone Addi had me up at the crack of dawn this morning and I figured I might as well get this posted! If there are any repeats from last week, just consider them reminders. Since I didn't post FF until Sunday...I got totally confused about what was posted and what wasn't. I think most everything is new though!

A few housekeeping things before we get started.....
**I am still in desperate need of hangers....wire or otherwise. I need LOTS! If you have any...let me know, I will come and pick them up. And just so you know, they will not be returned. Thanks so much to everyone who has already given me some!

**I don't know if you read or not, but my camera is broken. Those who know me...know that I am totally lost without my camera. I have called a few places and so far, I have been told that I have to send it off to be repaired...which I don't want to do. If anyone has any recommendations on someone who could repair it locally....PLEASE let me know!!!

~Sign up for a free sample of AXE Shower Gel for Men here. While this sample is offered through Sam’s Club, you do not have to be a Sam’s Club member to request it.
~Kamikaze Cleaning is written for the homemaker whose home has gotten out of control. It is to the point where people are not allowed in. If your house is like that now or has rooms where you always close the door when someone comes over, this book can help you.
Does that sound like your home? If so, you can sign up for the Busy Homemaker newsletter here and you’ll receive a free copy of Kamikaze Cleaning just for signing up.

~Stop by any Borders/Seattle’s through February 21, 2010, and you can use this coupon to get a free Seattle’s Best coffee or tea. No purchase necessary but a Borders Reward card is necessary. (Sign up here for free if you’re not a member yet.)

~Not only can you get a free Federal Edition of TurboTax, but you can also get a free download of TaxACT which includes free e-filing. Just go here to download your free copy of TaxACT.

~It’s reset again! Print a coupon for a free Fresco Taco at Taco Bell here. This coupon expires seven days from the print date. No purchase is necessary.

~I posted back in December about how you could get a free photo book with free shipping each month from Hotprints. Well, now there’s more exciting news!
Hotprints has just released a brand new photobook that includes full-page layouts and they are offering a free photo book with free shipping right now! Go here for more details and to create your free photobook.
Offer for one free book per month is limited to postal addresses in the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada.

~Download a free Classical Favorites Sampler from Amazon.com.

~Sign up for a free sample of Berres Brothers Coffee here. Just use promo code 21 RR.

~Print a coupon for $1 off any Johnson’s Baby Product here. Use this on the Johnson’s Buddies soap bars which are priced around $0.99 at most stores to get them free after the coupon.

~Through February 19, 2010, you can get a copy of Passionate Housewives Desperate for God for only the price of shipping. Here’s how:
::Visit Vision Forum and add Passionate Housewives Desperate for God to your cart.
::Go to checkout and enter coupon code FREEPHDG.
::You should be able to checkout only paying shipping charges. This coupon expires at midnight on February 19, 200 (CDT).

~KMart has three-packs of Orbit gum on sale for $1 this week. Use the $1/1 Orbit gum coupon here to get them free!
~Through March 31, 2010, you can use this coupon at any Bob Evan’s restaurant to get a free Biscuit Bowl ($6.99 value) when you purchase another Biscuit Bowl.

~There’s a brand-new coupon for $0.50 off any Simply Asia product available here.
The noodle bowls often go on sale for $1 at many stores making them free with this coupon if your store doubles. In addition, Meijer reportedly has the Simply Asia seasoning mix on sale for $0.69 this week and Walmart has the seasoning mix regularly priced at $0.79.

~Einstein Bros just keeps dolling out the coupons, don’t they? If you become a fan of Einstein Bros Bagels on Facebook right now and click on the “Offers” tab, here are the coupons you can print:
::Free Twisted Bagel with any Beverage Purchase
::25% off any purchase
::$3 off any Bagel Bucket
::Free Regular Chocolate Covered Strawberry Latte with any purchase
::Free Bagel Poppers with any beverage purchase
All coupons expire February 23, 2010.

~You can get a free-after-rebate Sharp Printing Calculator at Staples this week:
Buy 1 Sharp Printing Calculator at $14.99Submit your receipt online for a $14.99 Easy Rebate (Limit 2 rebates per household.)Free after Easy Rebate

~Many Walmart stores have Malt-O-Meal cereals priced at $1. Use the $0.75/1 Malt-O-Meal printable coupons here, here, and here to get these for $0.25 after the coupon.

~There’s a new $2/2 Right Guard deodorant printable coupon here. You can print two per computer. Use it to get the trial-sized Right Guard deodorants for free at Target or to get full-sized deodorant for free at Safeway (on sale for $1 through Wednesday).
There’s also another $2/2 Right Guard printable coupon here.

~Choose from three different free Kotex sample packs here. You can also still get a $2/2 Kotex coupon here which will make the $1 packages free at Walmart.

~Please complete the following form to request your free sample of NEW Burt's Bees® Natural Toothpaste - Multicare with Fluoride Formula (.5 oz)"

~What makes Lever 2000 different from other deodorant bar soaps? It's all about the ingredients. Specially formulated with more skin hydrating ingredients than the leading Dial® bar soap, Lever 2000 leaves skin feeling smoother and more refreshed*. It’s a difference you can feel!"Costco membership number required.

~To receive a catalog and a FREE Berres Brothers Coffee Sample, fill the Promo Code and information on their website. Sample is a blend of caramel, butterscotch and hazelnut, called Highlander Grogg!

~Visit Auntie Anne's on February 20, 2010 between 10 Am and 3 PM to get your free original or cinnamon sugar pretzel."We want to give everyone an opportunity to taste a delicious Auntie Anne's pretzel!"Visit the Auntie Anne's website to learn more about the Free Pretzel Day At Auntie Anne's.

~Lookie HERE you can snag the Spiderman table and chair set for only $13.49 with FREE shipping at Target right now!! This is normally $39.99! Click HERE and then search "Spider-Man Youth-Sized Folding Table and Chairs". Add it to your cart and enter code URTYJL18 to knock it down from $14.99 to $13.49 + tax. Then checkout. What a great Birthday gift!!!

~You can click HERE and complete a short survey and print $75 worth of coupons!!! PLUS, you will also be entered for a chance to win $1500 in groceries!

~Click HERE and see if you qualify to get a FREE subscription to Family Circle magazine courtesy of Mercury Magazines.

~Click HERE for 8 Scotch Tape printable coupons on a variety of items.

~Click HERE for a $3/1 Scotch Premium Performance Packaging Tape Multipack and one for $1/1 Scotch Premium Packaging tape.

~Click HERE for a coupon for $5 off your next $25 purchase at Rite Aid.

~Click HERE for a printable BOGO coupon for Pedialyte. It is that time of year when this stuff can really come in handy.

~Click HERE to snag a FREE Recipe booklet from SeaPak! Arrives within 3-4 weeks.
Famous Footwear has a rare coupon out for 20% off your entire purchase HERE!!! Expires 2/27

~Walmart has Lunchable Subs on rollback for 98¢. Use the 75¢ printable from HERE and get them for just 23¢!!

~Here's yet another Wendy's Coupon. Wendy's HERE I COME!!! Click HERE to score a $1 off coupon for a Fish Filet Sandwhich.

~Here's another great coupon you need to print. Land O' Frost just announced the Launch of their new site Land O' Moms and to celebrate this launch, they are offering up a $2 High Value Coupon HERE. The coupon is at the top right of the site.

~Click HERE to print a coupon for 95¢ off a package of Pillsbury Refrigerated Sweet Rolls! I'm seeing some FREE sweet rolls in our future!!!

~Click HERE for a 40% off coupon to Hobby Lobby.
Become a fan of EarthGrains Bread on facebook and get a 75¢/1 coupon HERE.

~Click HERE to get a $2 coupon off 2 Seventh Generation products. You'll need to join the Seventh Generation Nation program to access the coupon. Expires 3/31.

~Sign up for Back Yard Burgers e-club HERE and they'll email you a coupon for a FREE 1/3 lb burger or a FREE grilled chicken sandwich!

~Amazon has the Pacific Design PD0086 Deluxe Notebook Carrying Case for just $9.95 + get FREE SS shipping!!! What a STEAL!!!

~There are some great new printable through the Food Lion website. All are manufacturer coupons too so we should be able to use them anywhere. Click HERE to get yours.

~The Flipper Pictureka games are being marked down to just $7 at Walmart!!! Use the $5 off coupon HERE to make it just $2. I've heard that they have other Hasbro Toys on sale and clearance too so I'd take all the toy coupons with me from HERE just in case you spot and awesome deal.

~Sign-up for the Orange Julius OJ Quench club and get a free 20 oz. Julius Fruit Drink or Premium Fruit Smoothie. Plus they will email you a coupon for your birthday. Not sure if their is a location near you? Check their store finder - they are actually owned by Dairy Queen.

~New link! In case you missed it, get a free sample of Burt's Bees Natural Toothpaste, it's a travel size tube (0.5 oz.) of Multicare with Flouride. You do need to sign-up for the Burt's Bees The Hive emails (you can unsubcribe easily at any time). You should receive your free sample within 8 weeks.

~Print coupons to Save $1.00 on 1 YoBaby Whole Milk yogurt (I printed 5 before reaching my print limit). If you register than come back and click on the above link and sign-in to print! To print more than one coupon, you must click on the link above and sign-in again. Thanks to Nicole for this hot tip, she said she buys the YoBaby Meals individual cups at Walmart for $1.00 each - making them free with this coupon! This coupon will work on the YoBaby Meals (there is even a picture of that product on the coupon). You've got until February 28 to use your coupons!

~Get a free Lever 2000 Original sample bar (1 oz.) from Costco. YOu should receive your sample in 4 to 6 weeks.Costco offers lots of samples by mail to both members and non-members.

~Check out all of the current Costco sample offers.

~Get a free sample of Benefiber Orange Sticks from Walmart. This is a great sample because they are already packaged to easily travel with you. Look for the yellow button that says "Get Free Sample and Special Offers" near the middle of the page. You can expect to receive your sample within 4 weeks. Find out what other free Walmart samples you can request. If you have problems viewing the free sample page, try downloading Adobe Flash Player for free to view and be able to click on the blue "free sample" button.

~Stop by a Hallmark store and get a free Hallmark Kids card ($1.99 value), there are 9 designs to choose from now through March 14 (or while supplies last). No purchase is necessary and the limit is one free card per customer. It's available at participating Hallmark Gold Crown retailers (I recommend calling before you make a special trip).

~Get a free sample of Underjams for Kids from Pampers as advertised at Walmart. Look for the "Get Your Free Sample" text to click on. You can expect to receive your sample within 4 to 6 weeks.

~Still available! Select your free Kotex sample, you have three sample packs to choose from. If you get the message that the sample is no longer available, just pick a different sample pack. I just got mine in my mailbox and it includes that favorite coupon of mine to Save $1.00 on any Kotex. At Walmart they sell small packages of Kotex liners for $1.00 - so it's free with this coupon!You can also take the Kotex Panty Challenge - it's like a satisfaction guarantee where you can get a $4 rebate (with proof of purchase). You can also enter a sweepstakes to win $100 Panty Shopping Spree (there are 10 winners).

~Sunday night from 5-9pm head to Big Lots Friends & Family Sale and get 20% off your entire purchase! There are some awesome clearance deals all the time at Big Lots, so enjoy getting another 20% off reduced prices!

~This Friday 2/19, get a FREE pre-made Deli Sandwich at Earth Fare with any purchase. Limit one coupon per person.

~Get a 3 year subscription to CBS Watch Magazine. This is for the first 50,000 to sign up.

~Go NOW and register for a coupon for a FREE DiGiorno Pizza (single size up to $3.30)! Limit one coupon per household, and it does take 6-8 weeks to arrive by mail.

~Here’s a great, rare printable coupon for Disney DVDs and Blu-Ray discs. Use it to save $3 on any Disney DVD or Blu-Ray!
UP is on sale this week at Target for just $9. Throw in the printable coupon to get it for just $6! That DVD is such a crowd-pleaser, it would be a fantastic addition to your gift closet, or you could tuck it away for an Easter basket!

~Apparently some Walmart stores have marked down Sara Lee frozen pies (the full size ones) to $1-1.75. Now if you grab the coupon HERE for $1 off any Sara Lee coupon- you can score FREE to .75 pies! Yummy!

~Vista Prints has a great offer right now- get 100 Postcards for $1.99 + a few dollars shipping. They have a ton of designs for just about anything you might need. These are nice because they are custom cards for cheaper than you can get them at a major retailer.
Click HERE to have a look and let me know if you come up with any creative ideas for these cards!

~Vera Bradley fans can get an extra 20% off any one sale item right now at Verabradley.com. They don’t offer sales very often and I will warn you shipping is about $6.

~Next Tuesday Jack in the Box will have a free Grilled Sandwich with purchase of a large drink. I saw this advertised on a commercial last night and this is also on the web site HERE.
There are a handful of cities that are not included:
Austin/Beaumont/Seattle/Lk Charles/Waco/Boise/Twin Falls and Idaho Falls
As always I strongly recommend calling your local store to confirm before heading out!

~There is a free Kindle download for those of you that use Blackberry right over HERE.

~Check out the info on a cute digital download of Winnie the Pooh right over HERE. You can download a book, song and lullaby album.

~There is a new coupon HERE for a Free Anti Bacterial Handsoap with a $10 purchase at Bath and Body Works.
You can also use it online with code TENAB through 2/21 only.

~You can head over HERE and order 3 boxes of Gevalia coffee plus a stainless steel travel mug for just $3 shipped!! You will be enrolled in the coffee delivery club but you can cancel it at any time with no obligation. It literally takes a minute to do via phone or online.
If you prefer teas they have a nice selection of those as well!

~If you missed the 15% off coupon for Children’s Place stores last week- it is available again right HERE!

~There are a few new coupons available for Prevacid right now.
Get a $10 off and a $6 off coupon HERE. It looks like this coupon will reset every month so you can keep going back to print.
There is also a $4/1 HERE.

~The Old Navy item of the week is women’s tanks for $6. Not as good as $2 a few weeks ago but I live in these pretty much year round- so $6 is a fairly good price.
The sale runs nationwide from 2/19-2/25.

~IHOP is celebrating National Pancake Day (which is apparently Tuesday Feb 23rd) by offering free pancakes from 7am to 10pm.
The offer is valid for a free short stack of pancakes (one per person) and is totally free. They do ask that you consider making a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network in exchange.
This offer is at participating restaurants only while supplies last. I would recommend calling in advance to confirm before you head out.

~Shutterfly has a new promo code available that should be good for 75 free prints!
This is for existing accounts and as usual you will need to pay a few dollars for shipping.
Just log in HERE and use code: prints.
The offer ends on February 17th so you will want to get those orders in soon!
Shutterfly tip: I always have someone that tells me the promo codes Shutterfly releases don’t work. You might test this on your account to be sure it works before spending a ton of time. Just upload one picture and order 75 copies- use the code at checkout and if it does work you can go back and add the rest of your pictures.

~Use code ENJOY to get $25 Restaurant.com gift certificates for just $3.
Click HERE to have a look!

~The Best of Countdown Kids free 10 Song Album Download on Amazon.

~Enter the code GUMBO at Disney Movie Rewards and get a free Disney Enchanted phone call from Princess Tiana of The Princess and The Frog herself!

~Free Leather Scraps and Samples (click on Leathers and then bottom right corner for samples).

~Free Copy of the My MS Yoga DVD for those who struggle with Multiple Sclerosis.

~Kraft First Taste has new offers up right now. I signed up for a coupon good for a free box of Double Stuf Oreo Cakesters.

~There are also a couple of Kraft sponsored House Party experiences available for application right now.
~Free Pancake Mix IF your organization, church, group, or school is hosting a Pancake Breakfast. BE honest!

~It's a little late but send a belated Musical Kiss E-mail courtesy of Carmex to your Valentine.

~Free Cookie from the Corner Bakery when you sign up for their e-Cafe newsletter.

~Speaking of Free Cookies, you'll be able to sign up to get a coupon good for a free package of Nabisco Cookies through Facebook on March 1st.

~Just a reminder Auntie Anne’s is having a free pretzel on 2/20 at all stores nationwide from 10am to 3pm. You can get an original or cinnamon sugar pretzel.
Get more info HERE.

~~~~~~~It's Friday which means your odds of scoring a high dollar Swag Buck are good. What is a Swag Buck, you may ask? Swag Bucks are your reward for searching the internet (did you know someone wanted to reward you for searching for what takes out an ink stain [hairspray]?). When you use the Swag Bucks site, you have the chance to earn bucks for every search you make. You can also earn Swag Bucks by referring friends, recycling electronics, taking part in Special Offers, finding Swag Codes, and shopping. It only takes 45 Swagbucks to score a $5 Amazon gift card or 70 for a $5 Paypal Gift Card. You can download a toolbar to make searching easier. The Swag you can purchase ranges from Gift Cards all the way up to serious electronics like iPhones! To start searching (and winning) go here.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Invitation!

Now that all of Addi's wedding birthday invitations are mailed and probably received...I wanted to share it with you! I have whited out all personal info for obvious reasons. I have been very busy with party prep lately. Sooo excited!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Way Back When-esday!

I love this pic! This is Drew and Taylor at Home Depot doing one of their Saturday projects.....November 2006. Taylor is Drew's idol in life. If he can hang with Taylor....all is right with the world. They use to fight like cats and dogs (or like brother and sister), but now they actually get along really well. When we go to their house...he loves to go hang out in Taylor's room!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Freebie Friday Sunday!

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope everyone is having a great day! I am having an ok day but am a little on the sad side today. My camera (Canon Rebel XTI) is broken. I am FREAKING OUT!!!! It worked one minute and the next...nothing. If anyone knows of a good place to take it for repairs...PLEASE let me know. I am using a little point and shoot and I am not liking it at all!

~Fekkai Sample, courtesy of Walmart.

~Free Bridal Tote with Code CW. ONLY do this if you are getting married! Be honest.

~Vista Print: 140 labels for FREE + $3.11 shipping!
Okay, I think I am in LOVE with Vista Print. Right now you can get 140 customized labels for FREE (pay $3.11 for shipping). These labels can always be used as return address labels but let's be creative and use them for other things too.
Here are a few ideas that are sure to please:
Toy Labels
School Supply Labels
Sippy Cup Labels
Personalized kids stickers w/ their name on them
Gift Tags that say To: and From:
Book Labels for you or a favorite teacher (what a great end of the year gift)
This DVD belongs to The Patrick Family

~You can snag UP at Target this week for just $6 by using the $3 off coupon HERE. There are also other movies on sale too for just $9 so go with coupon in hand!!!
Psst, this would be great for any Easter Basket!!!

~Click HERE to get a coupon for $10 off a $60 purchase at Rack Room Shoes.

~The Family Dollar has a coupon booklet online and in stores too!!! $27 worth of Store Coupons!!! Click HERE to snag yours!!!

~Click HERE for a printable coupon for $4 off $25 to Longhorn Steakhouse. Expires 2/21!

~Whahoo!!! American Eagle has an amazing sale right now!! You can snag FREE shipping plus, an additional 30% off all clearance items with code: 49816637. Expires 2/15!!!!

~Become a fan of Nabisco Cookies on Facebook HERE and qualify for FREE cookies on March 1st!!!

~The Children's Place is having an awesome Presidents Sale going on right now!!! Many items are $5.99 and under!!!! Click below to get the 15% off coupon and HERE to start shopping The Children's Place!!!

~Current Redbox Codes that are working:

DVDATWAG (only at Walgreens)




~Hollywood Video has once again filled for bankruptcy and is closing many stores. I've been hearing that you can find used movies as low as $2. Click HERE to find a store closing near you.

~Get $10 off your next $10 purchase at JcPenney with code: TEN4YOU. Shipping starts at $4.50.

~Head to Powell's books and you can snag a FREE book!! Yes, I said FREE!!! YiPPE!!! Click HERE and add any $1 book to your cart. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SITE IS SLAMMED AND IS RUNNING VERY SLOW. THINK PATIENCE!!!) Begin the checkout process and on the payment page use code: WELU2. This code will deduct an additional $5 off your order which will cover your shipping. Then at the bottom click "Save and Continue" and then click on the "Place Order" button which = FREE BOOK DELIVERED!!!

~Amazon is having an amazing sale on several magazines. One to take note of is the Good Housekeeping deal. You can score it for just 33¢ an issue!!!!! Click HERE to snag this great deal for just $7.97 and then use code: MAGFEB50 at checkout right before submitting your order. That deducts 50% off which brings your total to just 33¢ an issue or a total of $3.99!! Do note that this is an auto renewal subscription. No biggie though, because you can cancel this right after you order by clicking the Manage My Subscription link. If you don't see it immediately give it about 4-6 hours and check it again. ClickHEREto see all the other magazines available too.

~Head on over to Coupons.com for some really great coupons. There are several High Value cereal coupons plus, a $1 off ANY cheese coupon. Also, don't forget about all the toy coupons!!! There are numerous rumors that the toys are all on clearance at Target and Walmart.
Use zip code: 83642 to score the cheese and yogurt coupons.

~Click HERE to get 20% off at any Coach Factory store!

~I just got an email about Subways great FOOTLONG deal right now. Get ANY flavorific FOOTLONG for just $5. For a limited time. Click HERE for more info.

~Here's a rare one for yah. Click HERE to get a printable JoAnn coupon for 20% off your entire purchase. This INCLUDES sale items!!!

~Click HERE to get a 25% off coupon at Family Christian!!!

~Click HERE to get a printable 20% off coupon for your entire purchase at Big Lots to use on Sunday 2/21 from 5-9PM.

~All you lucky readers who live near IKEA and have kiddos will want to head there between February 13th and 15th and snag a FREE kids meal. Kids ages 12 and under can eat for FREE at select IKEA stores. (No purchase of an adult meal is necessary.)
IKEA is also cutting 50% off select in-store items that you might want to check out too while you are there.

~Victoria Secret has a great deal for all Pink Nation members. Log in and get a coupon for $10 off any Long Sleeve Tee, Cardigan, Henley or Crewneck Sweatshirt.
If you are a new member of Pink Nation you also get a coupon for a FREE pair of panties with any Pink purchase.

~Go to any Blockbuster Express and enter code: GW12B2 and get a FREE one night rental when you purchase one night!!! Click HERE to find a Blockbuster Express near you!

~Sugardale is offering up a SWEET deal HERE. Just scroll down and click on the yellow button labeled "Submit recipe", then login or register. Finally, submit your favorite bacon or pepperoni recipe to get a coupon for a FREE package of Sugardale Ready Bacon or Pepperoni!!! YIPPEE!!!

~You can listen to over 75 Glee songs for FREE on your computer HERE!!!

~Family Christian Stores are hosting a viewing of the new Veggie Tales movie Pistachio: The Little Boy That Woodn't for FREE on Saturday, February 27th (pssst, that is my birthday)!!!
A poster and balloon for the first 40 children
Learn a lesson about the importance of family
Stickers and coloring pages for all (while supplies last)
Fun for the whole family
You can also use this 20% off coupon HERE while you are there!!!

~Print a coupon for a free 5-lb. bag of Green Giant potatoes, when you purchase a two 5-lb. bags of Green Giant potatoes.

~Purchase a beverage at Einstein Bros Bagels and get a free order of Bagel Poppers with this coupon. Expires February 23, 2010.

~Request a free sample of Fekkai Glossing Cream here. You should receive your sample via mail within 4 weeks.

~You can get a Buy One, Get One Free Popchips coupon when you become a fan of Popchips here on Facebook. Just click on the >> tab and you’ll see a coupon box.

~Print a coupon here for a free single serve Firecracker Chicken entree plate when you purchase another 2 or 3-entree plate at Panda Express. This coupon expires February 25, 2010.

~Need to get some photos printed? Use code 25FREEPRINTS to get, well, 25 free prints from Shutterfly. Shipping should be around $2.49. This code expires February 15, 2010.

~Print a coupon for a free yogurt when you purchase another at Pinkberry. This coupon is valid February 12-19, 2010.

~Get a coupon for a free bottle of Excedrin mailed to you when you sign up here.

~Print a coupon for a free sub from Quiznos when you purchase another sub and a drink. This coupon expires February 21, 2010.

~There is a great new rebate that starts today!! Get $15 back by mail in rebate when you buy any (3) Olay Facial Moisturizers, Facial Treatments,Facial Cleansers, Hand & Body Lotions, Body Washes or 6+ Bar Soap Packs. Form states limit one rebate per name, address and form.
You have until 3/12 to make your purchases, but there are some great deals already!

~Apparently the Gap stores will have a sale in store on Monday 15th only with everything marked 40% off!
I don’t see this posted on the web site so you might call your store tomorrow to double check. I love Baby Gap for the kiddos and 40% off might actually make things affordable! Now I wonder if we see a similar sale at Old Navy?

~You can score a free tote bag from 2/11-2/15 at Bebe stores nationwide while supplies last.
The offer is for Twitter or Facebook fans- so just head over HERE (Twitter) or HERE (Facebook). Once you become a Facebook fan then print out the image HERE.
Find a store near you HERE.

~Pottery Barn Kids has a great deal on lunch bags right now. You can get the roll top bag for $5.99 (that is the green one in the back) with free shipping. Monogramming is extra.
Click HERE to have a look.

~A few Best Buy coupons for 10% off a variety of items in stores . Click HERE to get the coupons- they expire 2/15.

~There is a new Proctor and Gamble coupon book available. Collect your receipts on P&G items from 2/1-4/15 and if your purchases total $50 or more, they will send you a $100 coupon book.
This does say before tax and coupons. You can click HERE for more information.

~Expressionery has a new promo code available to take an extra 40% off anything on the site (including clearance items!) You can create custom book plates, notepads, greeting cards or mailing labels.
Customize with your name, your company name, or anything you like! Click HERE to have a look and use code Home4 at checkout.

~On Saturday, February 27th from 9-11am you can head in to Target for the Read Across America promotion.
There will be stories from Dr. Seuss, games and activities as well as special giveaways.

Friday, February 12, 2010


....at last!

No Freebies Today!

Freebie Friday will have to be postponed until tomorrow. I couldn't get online last night and then I finally had to go work on Valentine projects for Drew's teachers so I ran out of time. Hopefully, I can get it together by tomorrow....I do have to get ready for our SNOW that's coming today...all 1-2 inches of it!! See you tomorrow.

I did get this in an email this morning (thanks RAP) and wanted to pass it along since it is only good today.

~~~On February 12th ONLY you can get 15% off all eligible store items and 20% off Walgreens and W Brand products with coupon HERE.
Plus, get a FREE 8x10 Photo Collage. Upload your photo and create a print and use code: VDAY at checkout. Choose in-store pick-up to avoid any shipping charge. Expires 2/12!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Way Back When-esday!

This is Drew, Valentines Day, age 5. He insisted on bringing this little stuffed dog into the portrait studio and I finally agreed. Come to find out, it made the perfect prop for the pictures. So darn sweet!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

You've Got The Cutest Little Baby Face!

I just had to share this cute pic of Addi! Makes you just want to squeeze those chubby little cheeks, doesn't it??? (If you click on it, you can make it bigger).

Monday, February 8, 2010

Simple Pleasures!

One of my blog "friends" did a post on "Simple Pleasures".....you know, the little things in life that mean a lot to you but might or might not mean much of anything to someone else. So I decided to make a list of some of my simple pleasures......

~unsweet tea in a Chick-Fil-A cup with lots of ice
(my most favorite simple pleasure)
~a sleeping baby

~a little league baseball game

~a rainy Saturday morning (with no plans)

~a package in the mail


~snow days

~kids laughing

~a clean house

~girl's night out

~birds chirping in the morning

~a finished scrapbook page

~random acts of kindness (giving and receiving)
Sooo...what are some of your simple pleasures??

Friday, February 5, 2010

Freebie Friday!

Should I or shouldn't I? That's the question I am asking myself about Freebie Friday. I am not sure if I should continue with it or not. I know some of you benefit from it and have told me so (2 people this week) and I definitely do, but I am not sure if enough people read it to continue. I have put up a little poll to the right so if you have an opinion...please vote so I can get an idea. Also, if you don't mind...would you tell at least 5 people about Freebie Friday so maybe they can get in on some good deals too!

Disclaimer.....if I have repeated anything or made any mistakes, please accept my apologies. I did this with an 11 month old (as of today) climbing all over my legs and grabbing for the keyboard!!!

And a great big Happy Birthday to my niece, Belinda today!! Hope you have a good day!

Here ya go.......

~Today ONLY (Friday, February 5, 2010), you can stop by any participating Starbucks location to get a free KIND Fruit and Nut Granola bar. No purchase is necessary.More details here. As always, I recommend calling your store ahead of time to verify they are participating in this promotion.

~Get a printable coupon for a FREE half gallon of milk when you buy any gallon on milk! This is for the 1st 125,000 folks who enter the Great Gallon Sweepstakes. You should be able to print two!!

~The Old Navy Item of the Week (2/5-2/11) is lace trimmed camis. They are regularly $12.50 and for one week only can get them for just $2!!~If you shop at Fresh and Easy Markets just head over HERE to score a coupon for a free tote with a $10 purchase. Expires 2/12.

~Click HERE and print a coupon for a FREE appetizer when you purchase two entrees at Outback.

~Apply to host a DiGiorno House Party here and, if selected, you’ll receive a lot of great coupons and freebies to use to host your own DiGiorno party. See more details on this fun opportunity here.

~The 1st 10,000 people to head over HERE and register will receive a Glade Plug Ins scented oil gift pack from Right at Home.~If you live in Kansas City, Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, you can get a coupon for a free gallon of Anderson-Erickson milk here when you enter to win free milk for a year.

~There’s a hot new $0.75/1 Goldfish cracker coupon available here.

~Click HERE to register for a coupon for a FREE piece of crispy breaded fish! You can also sign up HERE for other Long John Silver's coupons.

~Each month you can create a FREE Hotbook (Photo Book) HERE plus get FREE shipping. Yes, I said one FREE each month. Advertisers sponsor the book by putting paper advertisments in the shipment of the Hotbook, no need to worry, there will be NO ads attached to the Hotbook! These are just inserts that are removable. Click HERE to get started making yours today!! This is such a sweet deal. I love photo freebies.

~Coupon.com has just released alot of great TOY coupons.!! There are over 25 new toy and game coupons! One that is SUPER exciting is the BOGO My Little Pony coupon. Pair it up with a BOGO sale and we all may be getting some FREE My Little Ponies!!! You can also score some great travel games for a steal. All of the game coupons have no size exclusion. Target usually has the travel games near the luggage section. These would all make great Easter basket fillers or even Stocking stuffers for next Christmas. So hurry HERE to get your coupons and get shopping.
~There’s a new coupon for $1/1 Starbucks Frappuccino! Just go to the Frappuccino website and share your favorite Frappuccino flavor. After you’re finished, you’ll be able to print a coupon for $1 off any one Starbucks bottled Frappuccino drink.

~You can sign up for three different free Homemade Simple coupon booklets right now. Go here and click on each of the three different coupon links to get your free coupon booklets.

~Print a coupon for $4/1 Baby Basics Diapers here. Check to see if there are any stores in your area which sell these diapers here.

~Sign up for a free Stayfree Thermo Control sample here.

~Click HERE for a coupon for $10 off a $20 purchase at Buca Di Beppo.

~The free audiobook download of the month from Christian Audio is Religion Saves: And Nine Other Misconceptions by Mark Driscoll. Go here and add it to your cart. Use coupon code Feb2010 at checkout to get it completely free.

~All the printable coupons at Coupons.com and SmartSource have been reset because it’s a new month. Be sure to stop by and check them out; there’s a number of new ones available.

~Kikkoman currently has a pretty great Instant Win Game running on their site. And it seems that everyone who enters wins something–from basting brushes, spoon rests, and tongs, to cookbooks and coupons.Enter the Kikkoman Instant Win Game here.Let us know what you win!

~Join Catster (an online cat community), and then upload a picture of your pet, and a coupon for free Cat’s Pride Litter ($7 value) will be mailed to you.

~If you’ve purchased any Annie’s product recently, you can submit the UPC here for a free downloadable Picnic Guide and a number of printable coupons for natural and organic products.

~Sign up for a free sample of Perricone MD Skincare Product here.

~There’s a brand-new high-value cat treat coupon available: save $1 off any one Purina Friskies Party Mix treats. These are often on sale at many stores for $1 or thereabouts so this coupon will make them free.In addition, you can combine this coupon with the Buy One, Get One Free coupon from the 1/24 SmartSource insert for even greater savings.

~If you like scrapbooking, you’ll want to download this free 36-page ebook with a variety of different simple scrapbook layouts and ideas.

~The first 500,000 people to sign up for the new Denny’s Rewards Program here will receive a coupon for a free burger and fries from Denny’s.Also, mark your calendars! Denny’s will be again giving away a free Grand Slam Breakfast to all customers on February 9, 2010.Find more details on both of these promotions here.

~If you or your hubby will be watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, than you have a chance to win one of 2000 pairs of Dockers they will be giving out.Just watch for the Men Without Pants commercial and once it pops up be one of the first to register HERE and you can win a pair of Dockers soft khaki pants.If you are interested, you might have the site up and ready to go before the game starts!~Sign up for a free $10 coupon booklet from Eat Better America here.

~Get a free sample of SPARK Energy Drink here.

~Car Seat ID Tag from My Precious Child

~Free Subscription to U.S. News and World Report.

~Become a Fan of the Incredible Edible Egg on Facebook and beginning on 2/5/10,the first 30,000 will get a B1G1 Free Egg coupon.

~Become a fan of Bayer on Facebook and get a HeartSafe Pill Tote.

~The cute tote I told you about earlier is still available. It can be customized and would be a nice way to present a little gift to someone. The bag itself it free and you just need to pay about $4 for shipping. I was really surprised at how sturdy these are and they are bigger in person as well.Head on over HERE to choose from a variety of styles.~Get a free sample of Cream of Wheat here. You can choose from five different varieties.

~Free Signature Body Care Item with $10 Purchase and this coupon at Bath & Bodyworks.

~If you or someone you know is getting married sometime soon, be sure to head over to David’s Bridal here and enter to win their monthly drawing for a free wedding gown or five bridal party dresses of your choice. I don’t think there’s a much more frugal option than free!

~Do you like to host parties? If so, you’ll want to consider applying to host a Ziploc DIY Home Organization Party. If you’re selected as a host, you’ll get a free party pack containing a number of different Ziploc products, home organization tools, and money-saving coupons.Sign up to a host a Ziploc DIY Home Organization Party here.

~The first 10,000 people who write 10 reviews for Viewpoints will earn a $10 gift card to Amazon.com. Read more details here.

~FREE 30 Commercial Games Download There's also a link for 365 days of free games

~Visit freebizmag.com to request your Free 2 GB Flash Drive FYI: "Only 500 available. A 2GB Flash Drive will be sent to the first 500 qualifying respondents. Good luck! Subscriptions and offers available only to qualifying residents of the 50 U.S. States, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

~FREE MP3 download - Free Country music sampler

~Free 10% Off Coupon at Home Depot

~Free 10% Off Coupon at Lowe's

~By signing up, you will also receive your very own Go Red For Women pin. It’s a great way to let the world know you support the fight against heart disease in women. You may buy additional pins - and a lot of other fun items - at ShopGoRed.com."

~Khol's has the Weather Tamer Girls Heart Bubble Jacket for just $10 + $1 shippingHERE. They also have it for boysHERE. These are cute.Save an additional 10% with code: NEW6437. You might also try this one for 15% off: SAVE15FEB

~On Super Bowl Sunday, P.F. Chang's is offering a $10 gift card for FREE with each $50 purchase. Click HERE for more information.

~A Few Short Cuts has a great article on How to Throw a Frugal Super Bowl Party. Check it out if you are planning a game day shindig.

~Amazon has TONS of Free eBooks for your Kindle, PC or iPhone! Many of them are actually very old magazines and articles, some from the 1800’s.If you have a few extra minutes you might find some really neat things to read too just by searching the very long list (like The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes).

~Pampers is offering a free copy of the adorable children's book Giraffe's Can't Dance with any purchase of Pamper's Easy Ups trainers or Kandoo hygiene products! Print out the form here.The offer is limited to the first 2,500 who mail in the form, so be sure to send for yours ASAP!

~Grab the coupon HERE for free sound (up to $8) in stores or $5 online (with code: 94768) when you spend $10 at Build a Bear.Coupon expires 2/14.

~Head on over HERE and enter 5 emails addresses of friends to tell them about Earthgrains bread and they will send you a free reusable tote.This looks like a cute one too!

~Through Sunday, NY&Co is running a promotion- Buy One Pair of Pants and Get One Free.If you are shopping online use code: 2103 to save $25 on a $75 purchase or use code: 2104 to save $60 on a $150 purchase. Promo code: 1634 also gets you free shipping on any order (excludes redline items).

~The free samples of Nick Chavez hair care are back! You can head right over HERE to request yours!

~Discounted photo skins HERE for your electronic devices (these are pretty cool!)Free daily health and nutrition tips from Vital Juice HERE

~~~~~~~It's Friday which means your odds of scoring a high dollar Swag Buck are good. What is a Swag Buck, you may ask? Swag Bucks are your reward for searching the internet (did you know someone wanted to reward you for searching for what takes out an ink stain [hairspray]?). When you use the Swag Bucks site, you have the chance to earn bucks for every search you make. You can also earn Swag Bucks by referring friends, recycling electronics, taking part in Special Offers, finding Swag Codes, and shopping. It only takes 45 Swagbucks to score a $5 Amazon gift card or 70 for a $5 Paypal Gift Card. You can download a toolbar to make searching easier. The Swag you can purchase ranges from Gift Cards all the way up to serious electronics like iPhones! To start searching (and winning) go here.

Have a good weekend!!!!