What Addi Wore~January 2013

Janellj's January 2013 album on Photobucket


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lordy, Lordy.......

.....Keith is finally FORTY!!!

Well, I pulled it off (I think anyway). He had no clue and was very surprised. We had his party at Provino's in Kennesaw and there were about 40 people there. It was a lot of fun!

This was us walking in! SURPRISE!!!

The cake!

Some of the guests..............

And the birthday boy! Happy 40th, Keith!

(and no, Karen...there were no pigs, horses or cows...although I did consider pony rides! lol)

Friday, August 27, 2010

No Freebie Friday today!

Sorry! I am busy, busy this week getting ready for a surprise party for Keith's 40th birthday (shhh...don't tell him). I am on my way out the door right now to pick up the rest of the decorations! Not to mention, we have out of town company and this darn consignment sale hanging over my head that is just a little over a week away (still need a TON of hangers if anyone has some)!

But you can still sign up for SWAGBUCKS! I have had several friends who have FINALLY jumped on the bandwagon and are earning $$ every day just fro searching the web 9something that we all do countless times a day anyway). I am about to cash mine in for a $50 Amazon gift card...which will come in super handy at Christmas time! Go here to sign up!

Also, if anyone gets PARENT magazine and is not using the Amazon coupon diaper code that is in the August or September issue.....PLEASE send it my way. There is a great deal going on right now to get diapers cheap...if you want more info, let me know!!!!! I need as many as I can get!

Scrapbook Online Sale will probably be going on for the rest of the weekend. Remember, everything is $1 off. Still lots of good and cheap stuff left! You can check it out right here!

Have a great weekend and check back for pics of the party!!! He has no idea so we are sooo excited to pull this off! I will leave you with a few random shots from the past couple weeks!

Drew made this PEACE sign from his leftover pizza crust at dinner one night. He insisted I post it on the blog!

The night we were supposed to go to the rodeo. It rained, so we took Drew, Addison and the blond sisters to Chuck E Cheese instead!
Just a cute Addi pic (if I do say so myself).

The 3 year old little girl I babysit is battling eye cancer. Malena had to have her eye removed. This is her and a hockey player at her fund raiser last weekend!I walked in Addi's room the other day and this is what I found. She was trying to put a diaper on her baby! PREC-IOUS!!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Way Back When-esday!

Guess who is FINALLY turning 40 this week? Keith! He has always been the baby of our family and now he is up there with the rest of the gang.....over the hill! Happy Birthday, Keith!!! Love you! (I have no earthly idea when this pic was taken....I just found it in a pile that his mom gave me. Maybe 12 or 13??? Anyone know?)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Freebie Friday!

Today is going to be a short FF...I am still trying to get things pakaged for my Online Scrapbook Yardsale! I had a huge response and ws pretty much broadsided!!! Stll lots of great stuff left and everything is $1 off. Click here to check it out!

*****Today is Mega Swagbucks Day! Go here to sign up!******
Swagbucks has stepped up their program lately and are now giving away even more bucks and many more times a day than before. I think I have accumulated close to $85 in Amazon gift cards just for searching the web…something I do anyway! You are really missing out if you are not searching through Swagbucks!

~If you hurry over to Charlotte Russe- you can score ladies t-shirts for just $1.99. I tested the deal and they had plenty of sizes available in just a few select colors. Shipping to CA was $5.99 so this is a good deal if you want to get a few shirts.
Just head on over to Charlotte Russe to see all the styles and colors available. You should see some t-shirts and tank tops priced at $2.99 in different styles.
Add them to your cart and use promo code: BASICTEE at checkout. the price will drop to $1.99 each!
This sale should run for a few days but I am thinking they might sell out before then- so I wouldn’t wait to order.

~You can get a free sample of Nexxus haircare courtesy of Walmart. The nice thing about these samples is that they do come very quickly!

~Sam’s Club is offering a free sample of size 3-5 Dry Max diapers right now. You can fill out the form without a Sam’s Club membership but I have found they won’t mail them out. So for sure Sam’s Club members can get this freebie.

~I have a few new codes for Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards:

~You can currently request a free subscription to Parenting the Early years right now. I just registered and mine went through OK so I would hurry for this offer ends. Just be sure to skip all the junk after you request your subscription.
This is the magazine that has had the 20% off coupons for Amazon lately!
You can still get free subscriptions to American Baby and Babytalk as well!

~I posted this sample a few weeks ago and I don’t know if it reset or if this is a new offer- but I was able to request it again.
Just click here and get a free sample of the Cheetos Mighty Zingers.

~This week the freebie for Raley’s/Bel Air shoppers is a free bag of frozen fruit pops with a minimum $10 precoupon purchase. This coupon is valid Friday-Sunday only.
There is also an e-coupon for Buy One Get One Free Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo. The price last week was $1.99. If that price is still the same- you pay .99 each.

~Plum District is offering a $12 movie ticket for $6. You pay $6 and then get a gift voucher for Fandango for $12- so basically half off a movie.
There is a limit of 1 per person and it expires 10/28. You can redeem your code at Fandango.com once it arrives.
Plum District is yet another deal a day site in about 15 cities nationwide. It is worth registering with them though because they seem to offer deals you won’t see anywhere else- like a discounted Target gift card a few weeks ago.

~Run don’t walk to print this coupon because it is a really good one!! You need to have a Facebook account and then just like Athenos and you should be able to print a Buy One Get One Free Athenos Cheese coupon.
The best part about feta cheese is that it has a long shelf life. I usually have several of these in the fridge that I get for super cheap and they last for months.
I don’t think these are on sale at Safeway stores anymore but they do go on sale for as low as $2 a package fairly frequently so keep an eye out!
If you have any problems with the coupon try changing your browser. I got 2 coupons that don’t expire until 9/16.

~I haven’t mentioned this in awhile and now is the perfect time with school starting!
You can still get 140 custom labels from Vista Print for free- you need to pay roughly $3 for shipping. I have found these to arrive fairly quickly- about 2 weeks or less when I have ordered.
There are about a zillion designs and you can customize them anyway you like. These are normal address labels so they probably won’t hold up for the entire school year but at this price you can just keep replacing them.
To get started on your own little labels just head over to Vista Print.
You can select 140 address labels- and then choose the design you like.
Click on “advanced editing” just under your design to change the font, colors, size etc…

~Click HERE for a coupon for $5 off any $15 purchase at Ted's Montana Grill. Expires 9/19!!!

~If you are headed to TGI Fridays this week to eat make sure you take along the $3 off any $10 purchase coupon HERE. Expires 8/25. Only one coupon per table.

~Hardee's has a new coupon HERE. Print the coupon for a FREE small frie and a coke with the purchase of a 5 piece chicken tenders!!

~Buy one pair of shoes at Payless and get the second one for 1/2 off!! PLUS, you can get an additional 20% off with code: 36255 and FREE shipping to store!!! Click the above logo to start shopping!!

~Amazon is offering up a super sweet deal!! You can buy any one of the 56 movies HERE between July 6th and September 6th 2010 and you'll receive a promotional code which you can redeem for a FREE certificate for a $10 admission to see the movie Eat Pray Love, Salt or The Other Guys between July 6th and October 9th 2010 at participating Theaters. PLUS, many of the participating movies are priced at just $7.99, so you can score the DVD and a $10 movie ticket for just $7.99!!! Isn't that a smokin' deal? I am looking forward to seeing Eat Pray Love soon. It looks really good.

~Sign up for a free Pregnancy Planner. This planner has colorful, easy-to-read pages to help prepare you for each trimester and for when Baby comes home! The 48-page planner includes a 10-month calendar section to record checkups and other notes. Plus, order the Flu-Free and a Mom-to-Be card, offering easy-to-understand flu facts and prevention strategies.

~Amazon has a great selection of “free classics and out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books, as well as limited-time free promotional books” on their Free Book Collections page in their Kindle Store. If you don’t own a Kindle, no problem. You can also read the books for free on your iPhone/iPod Touch, Windows PC, Mac, BlackBerry, iPad or Android.
The Free Book Collections page also has instructions for downloading free titles from a whole host of other sites online offering pre-1923 books.

~There’s another $2/1 Huggies Wipes coupon available coupon Coupons.com. This coupon is only available on 320-count wipes or larger, though.
There are also still coupons available on Coupons.com for $2/1 any packages of Huggies Little Snugglers diapers and $2.50/1 any package of Huggies Pure & Natural diapers.

~Genesis Today posted the following on their Facebook Page today:
It’s Fan Appreciation Week! We want to see you and your family in action with Genesis Today – at the park drinking some Acai Berry Juice, at the pool with a bottle of Resveratrol Juice, getting happy on a cloudy day with some Goji Berry Juice… you get the idea. From now through Sunday, August 22, if you post a picture on our wall (simply select the “picture” icon as you start posting on our wall and follow instructions to upload) of yourself savoring your favorite Genesis Today product, we’ll send you a free 64oz bottle of our newest superfruit juice: Veggie Blast.
You can stretch this offer further by getting a free bottle of juice when you purchase one.

~If you are traveling over Labor Day Weekend and need a place to stay, check out PackLate. It’s a new website for last-minute vacation rental deals and through August 18, 2010, they are offering some deep discounts on their prices.
For instance, a 4-bedroom home with private pool and spa in Orlando, FL is only $55 per night over Labor Day Weekend.
If you use the code 4MoneySavingMoms, you’ll save an additional $25 off your first booking. This code is good through September 15, 2010.

~Print a coupon for $0.75/1 Simply Cinnamon Corn Flakes and then look for boxes with Try Me Free rebates on them at your local stores. You’ll get the box free plus a small money-maker after the rebate and coupon.

~If you didn’t get a chance to sign up for the free Atkins Quick Start Kit when I posted about it a number of months ago, it’s still available. You’ll receive a quick start guide, a carb counter and three free bars: Chocolate Oatmeal Fiber Bar, Sweet & Salty Almond Crunch Bar and Chocolate Caramel Mousse Bar

~Promise to put a note in your child’s lunch and post it on your Facebook wall and you can print a coupon for $1/1 Lunchables Lunch Combination.

~Create a ShopRite account and you’ll get $2 off your next shopping trip.

~Through August 17, 2010, you can download a free copy of the Back-to-School Gluten-Free ebook. Use coupon code b2s (case sensitive).
This ebook includes creative gluten-free lunchbox ideas, an easy gluten-free cupcake recipe, homemade gluten-free tortillas recipe and more.

~Right now, you can get 25 free photo magnets from Free Photo Magnets for You. Shipping is free, as well. Please note that these magnets come with the website link for Free Photo Magnets for You on them.

~Login or sign up for a PetsPerk account to print a coupon for a free 6oz. pouch of Purina Pro Plan brand Dog or Cat Food at PetSmart.You can print the coupon twice. Coupon expires December 31, 2010.

~Download a free ebook from RecipeLion called Summer Fun: 19 Wonderful Chicken Salad Recipes.

~Pinecone Research — one of the best survey companies out there — is accepting applications again. This will likely fill up quickly, so if you’ve been considering signing up for this highly-recommended survey company, now’s the time to do it!
If you’re accepted, you’ll be paid $3 per survey via Paypal or check and payment is always very prompt. You also may have opportunities to try out full-sized products

~Enter the My Sweet Sunday Moment Contest and you’ll be able to print a $0.50/1 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands Sweet Rolls coupon. If your store doubles $0.50/1 coupons, you should be able to get a great deal when pairing this coupon with a sale.

~Download a free copy of Getting Started Homeschooling from Simply Charlotte Mason.
Find more free ebooks here.

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Complete Ladybug Nursery

This is seriously everything you need to complete your little girl's nursery. Everything is in EUC except for a few very minor flaws.

The bumper. Used for about 4-5 months. No spots or stains. Like new condition.
4 Crib sheets. These 3 shown and a red one that is on the bed. They do have some washwear because they are sheets, but have tons of life left. No spots or stains.

2 window valances.

Musical, spinning mobile.

Velour Blanket. Excellent condition. Crib comforter. Never been washed. It has hung over the rocking chair and never really been used in the crib.

Dust Ruffle. Excellent used condition except for about 3 inches where the fabric has pulled away from the netting. It can be fixed very easily with a few stitches or just tucked under and not seen.

Clothes Hamper. Perfect condition except for a one inch tear that is in the back and underneath so it doesn't even show.

2 rugs...a solid red and a ladybug pattern. The ladybug patterned rug has a few spots on it.

Lamp and piggy bank (or ladybug bank).


Light switch plate.

Mini lady bug tins. I used these for q=tips and things like that.

Ladybug shelf. Ladybug frame and ladybug figurine (holding a flower....very cute).
3 wooden, glittered wall hangings. 2 ladybugs and a dragonfly. Sooooo cute!!!
Changing table cover (pad not included....it will be sold with the changing table).

2 canvas wall hangings with ribbon.

***Diaper stacker included as well, I will add a pic later today.***

I will also include the removeable wall decals as long as I can get them off. I did a little test on a couple and it looks like they will come off with no problem.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Way Back When-esday!

LOVE this pic! I came a cross it at Jackie's house a few weeks ago when I was watching the girls. This is Drew and Taylor......way back when in 2003. They would have been.....let's see 3 and 9 years old, I think. Cute, cute!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Virtual Scrapbook Yard Sale



~Click on the slideshow and you will see everything that I have.......well, not everything, this is just drop in the bucket. But it's a start anyway. After clicking on the slideshow...click on each item to make it bigger and see the description/price/item #.

~Almost everything is new. If not, I will try to note it...but if it's not new...it is like new...believe me.

~You can either comment ON THIS POST...or better yet, email me @ Janellj@aol.com and let me know what you would like.

~When you email me with your selections...PLEASE include the item # with your email. If I have more than one of an item...there will be that many item #'s. I will remove all solds.

~If someone posts for something...I will try to mark it as pending....if you are interested, go ahead and request it anyway in case someone backs out.

~Please pay within 24 hours of total given, unless prior arrangements are made. If you post for something, please follow through and purchase it as I may have already told someone else it was sold.

~If you live close to me, we can make arrangements to meet or pick up at my house.

~If I need to mail your items (US ONLY please unless we discuss it) I probably won't have time to do shipping quotes unless you are really interested....but please know that I will mail the cheapest rate possible but will add delivery confirmation to your package. If you want your items insured...please let me know and I can add that to your shipping.

~Payment for mailed items...Paypal only. If you pick up, I prefer cash but can discuss taking a check.

~This will be cross posted at several different places so if more than one person posts for the same item...I will go by time stamp.

~I have priced everything very cheap so I am not taking offers at this time. Eventually, I will probably drop prices.
~I also have a zillion scrapbook idea books and magazines. I will sell the magazines for 10 for $1.00...can send these media mail. If you are interested in a certain idea book...let me know, I probably have it!

Thanks so much for looking and if there is something that you are looking for and don't see...please ask me. I have tons and tons more to go through!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Freebie Friday!

Attention Scrapbooking Friends: I have been cleaning out my scraproom......I am really trying to start scrapping again but there is SO MUCH stuff in there that it is overwhelming .....so I have started to de-junk. I thought about having another scrapbook yardsale but I think I am going to do a virtual sale instead. I haven't ironed out all of the details yet but hopefully I will have it together in the next week. For anyone local, I will hold the items and meet you (or you can pick up). If you are not close to me....I will mail it to you first class (which= pretty cheap) shipping. So tell your friends and keep watching for it.

*****Today is Mega Swagbucks Day! Go here to sign up!******
Swagbucks has stepped up their program lately and are now giving away even more bucks and many more times a day than before. I think I have accumulated close to $85 in Amazon gift cards just for searching the web…something I do anyway! You are really missing out if you are not searching through Swagbucks!

~If you are headed to a Regal Cinema today, 8/13, then you'll want to make sure you print off the coupon HERE to get a box of Raisinets for just a $1. The crazy thing about this is that 1 box of Raisinets is normally around $5 at the Theater.

~Old Navy announced a new promotion for Saturday 14th only on the Facebook page today. You can get 10% off anything in stores.
There are some really good prices in the ad this week- ladies cardigans for $9, kids jeans for $10 and more. Check out the weekly Old Navy ad here.

~Oh I love these! You can get a Buy One Get One Free coupon for Starbucks Double Shot coffee drinks. These coupons do not come along often and hopefully you can scout out a sale to go with it.
It looks like Starbucks is offering free business cards as well that you can design.

~Yummy! Boston Market is offering up free smoothies on Saturday only with no purchase necessary. The downside is that it is only offered in the following states:
As always it doesn’t hurt to call and confirm. This says one per person, while supplies last at participating locations.. No coupon is needed- but here is a screen shot of the email I received just in case.

~Want to snaz up your facebook page? If so then you will want to check out Pagerage. It has totally FREE layouts for you and they just added some great NEW ones that I think you guys will like. Can't wait to play with this. Click HERE to get started!!!

~There is a coupon available to print to get 2 You Like It ice creams (ice cream + 1 mix in) for just $5.
That seems like a great deal to me and this would make a very inexpensive treat with the kiddos or for date night.
To find the coupon just leave your zip code blank and click on foods.

~Here is a new daily deal site called Eversave (- man these are just popping up left and right aren’t they?-) and you can score a pretty great deal on Organic products today.
They are offering a $30 gift certificate to Babo Botanicals for $12. Even better you can use the certificate for shipping charges! If you are new to Eversave they give you a $5 credit on your first purchase- so you actually pay $7 for a $30 certificate!
The products are totally organic and designed for infants and children. They also have gift packs for Moms to Be.
I know many of you are into Organic products and these are not inexpensive. I tested this by ordering a soap gift set and a bottle of shampoo/body wash. The total for those two items was $24 and shipping is $6. So basically a gift pack of soaps and a bottle of shampoo would be $7 total shipped to you. If you prefer to get the lotion or two hair care items, you would pay $7 for the gift certificate and then $2 extra- so a total of $9 for both items.
You can register for Eversave and get the daily deals emailed straight to you for your city. Even if your city is not listed it might still be worth registering. Many of these daily deals are available online to purchase so it doesn’t matter where you live. The $5 first time credit is currently available and saved in your account for one year. So if you pass on this deal you can get that $5 into your account to use on the next deal you like!

~You can score a new coupon for a Free Frutista Freeze from Taco Bell right over here.
This one is good with any purchase at Taco Bell and Taco Bell has tons of items for less than $1 so this is really a great deal!
To find the coupon, leave your zip code blank and click on local coupons.

~Click HERE for a coupon for $5 off your next $15 purchase at TGIFridays!!!

~If you hurry over to Clarins and like them on Facebook, you can enter to win a lipstick palette sample with four shades.
This is available to the first 5,000 only!

~There is a new e-coupon for Raley’s shoppers to use this weekend! This is a great one- get a free Kid’s Lunchbox (aka kid’s meal) from the Deli with your $10 pre coupon purchase.

~You can get a 1 year subscription to Parents from Amazon for $4- which is .33 an issue. This is on auto-renewal so that means you need to go back into your account after you order and cancel it or they will automatically charge you for a second year subscription. (If you forget don’t worry- Amazon will send you tons of email reminders).

~You can get a $2 off Little Snugglers coupon available. The $2.50/1 Pure and Natural coupon is still available as well.
I saw these by clicking on household with a blank zip code.

~If you’re struggling a great deal with your finances, deep in debt and feeling like you can never get ahead, I cannot highly recommend the Dave Ramsey Starter Special enough. The Dave Ramsey Starter Special includes The Total Money Makeover book, Financial Peace book, Dumping Debt DVD, Cash Flow Planning DVD, a cash envelope system and, for a limited time, Dave Ramsey’s Budgeting Software.
Right now, you can get all six products for only $44. The cheapest I’ve ever seen these is $60, so this is an exceptional deal!

~Get $3 off a $15 ice cream cake purchase at Baskin Robbins through 8/31

~If you still have the McDonald’s coupon for a free smoothie from the paper a few weeks ago, you can take that into Jamba Juice and they will honor the coupon as well! This is only available in a few select areas: Sacramento, San Diego, LA, SF, Denver, NY, Chicago and Miami through 8/15. You can also get a $1 off Jamba Juice coupon for the 30oz smoothies that is valid at any location.

~If you live near a Saks 5th Avenue store you might want to head over to to Facebook and like Fekkai now.
They will be sending an announcement next week to Facebook fans about registering to get a coupon for a free full size produce of your choice at Saks on August 26th only.
The product has a value of approximately $23 so this is a great freebie! I actually just used a sample of Fekkai shampoo and conditioner this morning and I was thinking how nice the products are.

~You can get a free tote bag from Goodbelly if you send an email to 5 friends suggesting they join the Goodbelly challenge.
You should also receive some high value coupons.

~Amazon is running a special right now- get 2 years of Redbook Magazine for just $8 total. Shipping is always free on magazines.
You can click here to have a look and be sure to select 24 issues for $8. That works out to .33 an issue. You should also be able to extend a current subscription by entering your information exactly as it is listed on your current subscription.

~Restaurant.com is at 80% off again, which means you get a $25 gift certificate for $2.
You can just head over to Restaurant.com and check out the restaurants in your area, then use promo code BIG at checkout.
Be sure to double check any fine print on the restaurant you select. Some have limited hours of availability for the certificates.

~There is a new coupon available for 10% off at Home Depot. This is good for purchases up to $2000- so you can save up to $200! Most Lowe’s Home Improvement stores will accept competitor coupons so you should be able to use it there as well.

~The Kroger Summer of Savings event is back. You can head over and register and then spin the wheel to see what prize you win!
The prizes are linked to your shopper card and last time there were free food products that people won. This sweepstakes lasts through 9/11 and you can play once per day!
Lucky Kroger shoppers let me know what you get!

~You can get a free sample of Extra Gum- this is a new flavor they are launching called Dessert Delights.
Head over here to get your sample, you need to enter promo code 353637. For some reason I had to reenter the security word four times before it would accept my request- so just keep trying if you find the same problem.

~Teaching your child the alphabet? Print some free ABC Flashcards.

~Through August 19th, Old Navy is offering a free lunch kit when you buy a backpack at $10.
It looks like this is in store only. You can also get a $10/50 coupon for Old Navy here

~Print a coupon for a free Starbucks Double Shot Energy+Coffee when you purchase another.

~Click on the “Like” button on the Barbara’s Facebook Page and you’ll be able to print a coupon for a free box of Barbara’s cereal when you purchase another.

~There is a new printable available for $4 off a Leapfrog tag book priced at $9 or more. We are bound to have another sale on these at Target soon- they occasionally price them as low as $9.99.

~There is a coupon for a free Dark Kiss lotion available at Bath and Body Works through 8/8. There is no purchase required and it is while supplies last.
Be sure to take the coupon here with you to the store.

~You can get a free sample of Earth’s Best baby formula right here.

~Sign up as a Franklin Foods consumer panel member and you’ll receive opportunities to participate in brief on-line surveys, provide feedback on new packaging concepts or take part in in-home product testing. You could also receive a first peek at new products and VIP coupons for products distributed in your area.

~The Allergy Superstore is offering a $10 off $10 promotion code when you use the link here. No promo code needed- the $10 will come off after you register to check out.
You can obviously get all sorts of allergy relief items but they also have quite a few other household and personal care items so it is worth looking around. I saw Seventh Generation, Burt’s Bees and lots of other great brands.
I tested this by ordering the Kiss My Face sunscreen for $9.71- my total after the $10 off discount was just $3.24 for shipping!! So this is a great way to get an excellent deal on some green/organic products or medication!
This code is supposed to run through the end of the month but I have a feeling it will be pulled quickly so I would get your orders in!

~There is a coupon for $10 off a $30 purchase at World Market through August 22nd.

~Sign up for a free sample of Miracle Foot Repair for dry, cracked feet.

~Print a coupon for $1.50/2 Aunt Jemima products coupon here. These often go on sale for $1.50 or less at many different stores making them $0.75 or less per box.

~There is a new product from Kellogg’s called Mix It and you can get a .75/1 coupon when you take a brief survey. Apparently these are priced at $1 at Walmart- so they should be about a quarter.
It is a new product so I am sure many stores will be slow to bring it in. I know I haven’t seen these at any of my stores.

~Amazon has good prices on Silly Bandz right now and shipping is free.
You can get 24 packs of the following Bandz for $1.99 each:
Beach Theme
or Zoo Creatures $1.79
or Sea Creature $2.49
The prices can change at any minute so grab them while you can!

~Disney Movie Rewards, currently has “Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue” on eBook for FREE. It is a reward but requires 0 points.

~Very fun!! There is a new produce coupon out for Target shoppers (or for any of you that have stores that accept Target coupons). If you are near a Target with produce, this should make lots of items FREE if you just one or two of an item.
$1 off any Produce Item
Check out all the deals at Target before heading out.

~Click on the “Like” button on the Hot Pocket Facebook Page and you’ll be able to print a coupon for $1/1 Hot Pocket Sideshots. These are often on sale for less than $1.75, making them a great price after the coupon.

~Download a free copy of the Let’s Get Grilling ecookbook from Mr. Food.
Sign up for a free sample of Post-It Durable Tabs and Label Pads. Post-It samples are usually very generous so I’d definitely recommend signing up for these.

~Sign up for a free sample issue of GLO Adventurer to India — a children’s magazine exploring India.

~Click on the “Like” button on the Pepsi Facebook Page and you’ll be able to print a coupon for a free Pepsi Max 20-oz. or 2-liter when you purchase another.

~There’s another hot Target coupon available for $1/1 any Bakery product. You should be able to use this to get free bagels, donuts or other Bakery products at Target.
Let us know what you use it for!

~Click on the “Like” button on the SmartforLife Facebook Page and you can request a free sample of underWay beverage and a SmartforLife cookie.

~Have you logged into your Kraft First Taste account recently? If not, be sure to do so as many are reporting getting a coupon offer for a completely free box of Kraft Homestyle Mac and Cheese.

~Enter the sweepstakes to win a $5,000 Target gift card on Facebook and they’ll you’ll be able to print a coupon for $4/1 Schick Intuition Razor.

~Not only can you get free Super Sticky Post-It Notes at Target this week, but it’s also being reported that Walmart and Kmart have these on sale for $1, too. So print some extra $1/1 coupons and check on the prices at your local stores if you’re already making a trip there.

~Print a coupon to get a free sub at Quiznos when you purchase another sub or equal or lesser value. This coupon expires August 18, 2010.

~Great news! There’s another link to print a coupon for $1/2 Bic products here. You should be able to print the coupon twice. And don’t forget to print the $1/2 Bic products coupon here also, if you haven’t done so already.
Stack this coupon with the $1/2 Bic products Target coupon to get free pens at Target. Walgreens has an 8-pack of Bic Grip Pens for $0.79 this week, making them $0.29 after this coupon.

~Create a new account on Walgreens.com and login and upload pictures. Then, put 25 prints in your cart and choose in-store pickup and you should be able to get them free. No coupon code is needed.

~The $1/1 Rayovac Batteries coupon has reset on Facebook. You should be able to print it twice.
Use this on the batteries which are priced between $0.94 and $1 at Walmart and Target (in the Dollar Spot) to get them free.

~Head over to RedPlum and type “Rite Aid” in the search bar and it should pull up a $5/$25 Rite Aid coupon. With all the incredible deals this week, you should be able to get some additional money-makers with this coupon.

~I guess Emergen-C really wants you to try out their products! You can sign up for another free sample — this time their Emergen-C Mixed Berry Drink Mix sample.

Keith and I are in charge of the "blonde sisters" tonight so I think we will take all of the kids to the Paulding County Rodeo (you might be a redneck.......). I know we can't just sit at home with all 4 of them....we might make the local news! Ha!!! keep your fingers crossed that it doesn't rain! What are your weekend plans? Whatever they are...hope it's a good one for you!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Way Back When-esday!

I came across this picture the other day and decided to post it for WBW this week. This is Emily...my friend Karen's "little" girl at Drew's 2nd birthday party. Yes, that would be the party that I still hear about from time to time where the pigs and sheep roamed freely in my front yard, pony rides were in the back yard and the hay ride drove up and down my street (my neighbors love me...ha!). But this is sweet Emily way back then who is now a whopping (I'm guessing here) 12???? Hopefully Karen and Emily (who now live in Massachusetts, sniff) will read this and correct me if I am wrong! And for anyone who was wondering....that is Doug....my friend Brandi's husband pulling the horse! September 2002

Friday, August 6, 2010

Freebie Friday!

Good Morning! It is very quiet in my house this morning. There is no one chattering in my ear non stop....but I do kinda miss him! Now if 17 month olds could go to school....I would have it made! Ha! Don't forget to sign up for Swagbucks. I have earned over 300 in the past week alone! That is really going to help out at Christmas!

*****Today is Mega Swagbucks Day! Go here to sign up!******
Swagbucks has stepped up their program lately and are now giving away even more bucks and many more times a day than before. I think I have accumulated close to $85 in Amazon gift cards just for searching the web…something I do anyway! You are really missing out if you are not searching through Swagbucks!

~I have mentioned this coupon a few times, but if you missed it, you can still get a $1 off coupon for Pilot Pens. This will for sure come in handy with all the school supply deals running right now.

~There is a new coupon available for Buy a Van de Kamp or Mrs Paul’s seafood item and get a free Steamfresh Frozen Veggies.
This is a great coupon especially if you shop at a store with Cellfire coupons. There is a cellfire coupon to save $2 when you buy both Van de Kamp or Mrs Pauls and a Birdseye Veggie. So you can save $4 total on your purchase which should be a fantastic deal!
(The cellfire coupon comes up for me under Safeway. It might not be available for Kroger shoppers.)

~I haven’t posted a Yankee Candle coupon in awhile. Here is a new Yankee Candle $10/25 coupon good in stores or online through 8/28.

~JC Penney has a promo code available right now to take $10 off a $10 purchase: TEN2YOU.

~Digiorno Deep Dish pizza singles are on sale this week for just $2 at Target.
You can upload a photo onto Facebook and get a coupon for $2 off Deep Dish pizza and get it free!
Not all stores carry the Deep Dish pizzas so before you go to any trouble, you might want to call your store and check first.

~You can get a free coupon for an A&W Root Beer float with any purchase from 8/3-8/21.
This is valid at participating locations only so it never hurts to call ahead and just double check.

~Register for the So Connected newsletter for Ruby Tuesday and once confirmed , you should receive a coupon for Buy One Get One Free entrees.
It looks like they will also send you a free coupon on your birthday.

~You can score a free sample of Cheetos Zingers right over here while supplies last!

~You can still get 3 custom greeting cards from Shutterfly for just .99 shipped with promo code: SUMMERCARDS. These are good quality cards and I always like to plan ahead for birthdays and other celebrations. You might also just make a generic card that can be used for any occasion that pops up. I am always so glad I don’t have to run around shopping for cards when various events and .33 for a nice card sent right to your home is a steal.

~Right@Home is offering the first 7,000 to respond a free Pledge Gift Pack. Each gift pack includes one pouch of Pledge® Natural Beauty Wipesand one Pledge™ Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair.
You can request your free gift pack here. If you have received a gift pack from Right@Home in the last 180 days, you are not eligible for this month’s offer.

~It looks like there is a free lunch tote available right now from The Healthcare Scoop. I am not familiar with this site but they ask that you share your stories of obesity and then use promo code Obesity2010 at checkout.

~There is a new Target coupon for $3 off Dora the Explorer DVDs. Apparently these are priced as low as $5 in stores! I have not checked this out and I am really hoping it is accurate because we love Dora around here.
I did look online and they start at $9.69- so let us know what you find in your store!
These could be perfect to tuck away for Christmas gifts or birthday presents!

~There is a new printable for $3/2 TGI Friday’s Skillet meals. I know these are priced at $4.99 at my Target right now- so $3.49 each after coupon!
I saw this with no zip code under foods.

~OldNavy.com is offering a sale through 8/19 on jeans- they have adult styles for $15 and kids for $10.
It looks like shipping is free on a $50 order with code: ONSPEND50.
Great time to stock up!

~You can get a $1 off coupon for any Village Company product. This includes Mr Bubbles bubble bath and several other products. This is a great coupon and mine doesn’t expire until September 16th! You might be able to print numerous copies of this coupon. Just keep hitting that back bar!
Mr Bubbles can be found for $1.39-1.77 at Walmart and Target and possibly even less at other stores! There is also a new hand soap from Mr Bubbles so keep an eye out for that!
I don’t know why I am so excited about this coupon. Something about Mr Bubbles just makes me very nostalgic and happy.

~Crocs is having a sale on sandals- Buy One Get One 50% off. This is stackable with promo code: AUGUST10 to save an extra 10%!
Then stack that with springfreeship (comes off your total at the end) and get free shipping!

~If you hurry, you can score a coupon for Buy One Get One Free Pepsi Max 20oz or 2L.
The coupon will go straight to printing.

~There is a new coupon for $1 off Hasbro card games available. These are on sale for $4 each at Target this week. You might hold onto the coupons as they occasionally go on sale at Kroger or Toys R Us Buy One Get One Free.

~Vera Bradley has a sale running on the duffel bags- get select colors in the small size for $35 or the large for $45. This is nearly half off! Shipping is typically about $8 from Vera Bradley.
You just need to choose the size you want and then click on COLORS ON SALE. I can see about 25 colors on sale right now for the large size but typically the more popular styles sell out quickly.

~Here is your code for August for Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards: AUG2010FACEBOOK.

~You can mail away for a free Toy Story collectors book when you buy 3 Band Aid, Purell, or Neosporin items.
You need to just send the proof of purchase along with your mailing address to:
PO Box 3281
Lancaster, PA 17604

~There is a new link for the Home Made Simple coupon books. These are mailed to you for free and have $35 in assorted coupons for brands like Dawn and Febreeze. Typically there is a $1 off Dawn hand Renewal coupon. The small sizes go on sale regularly for .97-.99- so free after coupon.

~If you fill out a fairly long survey from Mrs Wages, they will send you a free packet of instant classic salsa. You mix it with fresh or canned tomatoes to make salsa.

~There are new coupons for Leapfrog available to print. If you are extremely lucky you might still find these on clearance at Target. If you already bought them at Target you should be able to take the coupon and your receipt in and get a refund (my store does this but I don’t know if they all will).
$3 off any Leapfrog tag book
$2 off any Tag Jr book
$5 off Leapster Games
$7 off Didj
$3 off Clickstart
$5 off Zippity
$3 off Fridge Toys
You need to log into your account to see the coupons. If you don’t have an account, be sure to create one and then try clicking on the link again.

~Free Powerbar Blast (old sample but still good!)

~Free Emergen-C Samples (three different packets)

~Free sample of Refreshe Drinks (look for ad in the right hand column)

~Best Deal Magazines is offering Parents Magazine for $3.69 if you use the code RENEW16 at checkout. This is a great price for a year long subscription, so don’t pass it up if you have been looking at subscribing.
They also have Budget Travel & Family Fun for around the same price.

~Click HERE to get a coupon for a Buy One Get One FREE laughing cow cheese. I LOVE THIS CHEESE!!! If you have never tried it you really should. I bet you would be surprised.
Hurry, these tend to go quickly but snag a FREE 1 year subscription to Cosmo HERE.

~O'Charley's is offering up a great deal where you can score 2 entrees for just $14.99!!! Click HERE for more info. PLUS, there is a $5 off $20 coupon HERE. Wondering what to spend that extra $5 on to get to $20? I would HIGHLY reccomend their carmel pie. YUMO!!! Happy eating all!

~Land's End has 2 Turtle Necks for just $3 with FREE shipping. Spiced Rhubarb and Park Green are $7.99 each. Add promo code: AUG2 and Pin: 1759 to slash them to $2.99 and FREE shipping!!! Hurry...these will go quickly!!!

~Sign up for free samples of Adult Gummies Multi-Vitamins from Nature’s Bounty.

~This weekend only (August 6-8, 2010), you can try Sam’s Club out without having a membership.

~Print a coupon for $1/2 Quaker Rice or Multigrain Snacks. These often go on sale for around $1 at Kroger, making them only $0.50 per bag.

~Kohl’s has a number of Men’s Dress Shirts on clearance for as low as $7.20 (sort by lowest price to see all the selections available). Shipping is $0.99 per item through tomorrow. Use the coupon code NEW8874 to get and additional 10% off your order — making the shirts as low as less than $8 each shipped!

~This Saturday (August 7, 2010), more than 3,200 bowling centers around the nation are participating in National Bowling Day and are offering free games of bowling.
Visit GoBowling.com to search to find participating bowling centers in your area and sign up for your free game of bowling coupons.
Each player should print a separate coupon. The coupon has a value of $6, so at bowling centers where the cost of a game is more than $6, a discount will be applied to the total.

~Many IKEA stores are offering free Kid’s Meals through August 15th, 2010! What’s better is that this doesn’t even require an adult purchase! Valid for children 12 and under.
This appears to be a nationwide promotion, but I’d encourage you to call your local store to verify they are participating before making a trip there.

~Sign your child up to receive a free Activity Pack from So Delicious which includes an activity book and more.

~Get a $0.50/1 Lifesavers coupon by scrolling down the page and click on “Special Savings Now” to get a coupon for $0.50/1 any bag of Lifesavers Candy or Mints (6.25 oz or 7 oz. only). You should be able to print this coupon twice and it doesn’t expire until October 31, 2010.
Kroger and other stores often have these on sale for $1 per bag, so they will be free if your store doubles coupons.
You can also get two free 5×7 prints from Walmart when you purchase a bag of Lifesavers.

~Did you see the $3/3 Johnson’s product coupon in Sunday’s SmartSource newspaper insert? It does not exclude trial sizes, so you can use this on the Johnson’s First Aid To Go Kits which are priced at around $1 each at CVS, Target and elsewhere to get them free!

~Print a coupon for a free Root Beer Float at A&W with any purchase. This coupon is good through August 21, 2010.

~Click on the “Like” button on the Tiger Balm Facebook Page and then you can fill out a short form to request a free sample of Tiger Balm Neck and Shoulder Rub.

~Bath & Body Works has another great coupon available! Get a free travel-sized item (up to $5 value) with any purchase. This coupon expires August 25, 2010.
Remember that this can literally be ANY purchase — even a gift bag.

~IHOP is offering free kid’s meals (to children 12 and under) from 4 to 10 p.m. at participating locations every day during the month of August 2010. Limit one child per paying adult.
While this is a national promotion, I’d recommend calling your local store to verify they are participating.

~Get a free download of Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road by Tim Keller from Christian Audio during the month of August. Just use coupon code AUG2010 at checkout and your order will be free.

~There is a good deal on Philosophy Hot Cocoa 3in1 Shower Gel, Bubble Bath and Shampoo right now on Amazon. It is normally $16 and Amazon has it on sale for $3 with $5.95 shipping.
This should sell out fairly quickly- so hurry over if you like Philosophy!

~Harper’s Bazaar is priced at $4.39 today only at Best Deal Magazine for one year. You can use promo code: RENEW16 or PXCJ88 to save an extra 16%, dropping the price to $3.69. That works out to .30 an issue!

I will leave you with a few pics of my new 4th grader from this morning! Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hello, 4th Grade.......

....it's nice to meet you!!! I'm sure we will get to know you better in the next few weeks! Let's hope we become great friends!
It just doesn't seem logical that Drew should be going into 4th grade! That's down on the big kid hall.....he doesn't belong down there. But he will be there tomorrow "with bells on"...like he just told me! Bittersweet!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Way Back When-esday!

This was Drew in 2007 on his first day of 1st grade. He looks so little, doesn't he??? Mrs. Hatch was his favorite teacher and guess what??? She has moved up to 4th grade so he will have her again this year. We are sooo excited. We love Mrs. Hatch (and she just found out she is pregnant so I get to plan another class baby shower...yay!!!).

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I Scream, You Scream.....

....we all scream for ICE CREAM! We stopped at Bruster's the other night and the lady asked me if I wanted a little cone for Addi. I had forgotten they give those away to the littles for free. My first thought was "heck no" and then I thought "oh, what will it hurt?". So I said yes. Keith was shocked that I was just going to give it to her and not stress about her clothes a bit. But it didn't bother me at all (I WAS smart enough to order vanilla and not chocolate).
Keith put her on the bench and gave it to her and we didn't hear another peep. She thought she was so big. Drew and Addi both enjoying their ice cream cones!
Good to the last drop!