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Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Fair!

We took Drew and Addison to the fair on Tuesday night! It was a perfect "fair" night. The rain we had over the weekend blew in some cooler air (at long last) and we had to pull out the long sleeves and jackets for the chilly night air. I LOVE it!!! Fall is my favorite season....I adore everything about it!It was sooo fun watching Addi see this for the first time. Her eyes were as big as saucers the whole time, taking in all of the lights and sounds. She only rode 2 rides because that is all she was tall enough for....and she loved them. She thought she was something when we strapped her in to those little cars and boats. PREC-IOUS!Me, Drew and Addi!Of course, we went to see the animals.....that is a tradition!I think this is the only reason that Keith goes to the fair....for the corn on the cob! He loves it. I have a picture every year of him chowing down on it.
We had a fun time. As we were pulling out of the parking lot......Drew said "Thanks for taking me to the fair....I will never forget this night". LOL It doesn't take much to keep him entertained.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Way Back When-esday!


This was September 2001.....the last time we took a ONE year old to the fair. Last night we did it again (who woulda thought???). I love the fair! It just takes me back to when I was a little girl and my parents took us every year. It was a given......you just went to the fair! It's just cool to be back to the same fairgrounds (probably the same workers and rides, that's a scary thought) that I went to as a child. This is Drew and Taylor. He was one and she would have been 6, I think!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Addi had a little lamb.......

and a pig, and a cow and a horse and a chicken too! I took the kiddos to the library this week to a little petting zoo. I knew Addi would love it and Drew was just along for the ride (although he did tell me after the petting zoo and Chick Fil A......"this turned out to be a great day after all").

Her "MO" was to plop herself down in front of each animal. It was so funny. Almost like she was saying....."well, here I am".

Drew and the chicken!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Freebie Friday!




*****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!

~The Pioneer Woman cookbook is on sale on Amazon again for $14.99. It hasn’t been this low in awhile and this is a really yummy cookbook!
I highly recommend the Chocolate Sheet cake if you decide to grab this book. You can see some of her sample recipes here- the cookbook is full of simple, hearty and just really good food.
Shipping is free with Prime!

~Restaurant.com has the 80% off promotion again right now. You can get a $25 certificate for just $2 to a variety of restaurants.
You will want to be sure to check the fine print because some restaurants have minimum purchase requirements and some might have limited hours of availability.
While you probably won’t get an entire meal for just $2- you should be able to get a $35 meal for $2 (cost of certificate) + $10 (the minimum purchase requirement of most restaurants. Your gratuity is also added on for most places as well.
Just head over to restaurant.com and use promo code: AUTUMN at checkout.
This time around it says you get a bonus $10 certificate with purchase- so let me know if that works for you!

~Crocs has girls MacKenzie shoes on sale for $19.99 marked down from $34.99. These are really cute shoes and you can get an extra 15% off using code: HEALTHMAG. Then use code: fallship on top of that and get your shipping for free! So your final price is $16.99 shipped.
(Note that the shipping will come off at the very end of your transaction.)
I bet these sell out quickly! As of posting there is plenty of stock in every color to choose from! So head over to Crocs to have a look!

~There is a new 20% off Coach coupon for the Factory Outlet stores. The coupon is valid through 9/26. You can find a Coach location near you here.

~Here is another Pampers code for 10 More Gifts to Grow points:
1FORMEGTGSEPT23
If you have not registered for this program, you can do so here.
See an ongoing list of Huggies Codes and Pampers codes here.

~There is a free sample available of a new Crest Pro Health toothpaste designed for teens.
Just head over to Vocalpoint to get your sample.

~The Playsaver coupons are back again this year! Many of you might remember these from last year- there were some great deals with coupons. It is a bit of a bummer because it looks like these are much lower in value than last year but hopefully we can still find deals! The ones that expire in November are especially good to print because we will see clearance on toys at Target in October.
Here is the list of coupons you will find:
$2 off any one PLAYSKOOL WHEEL PALS MINI 4-pack

$2 off one PLAYSKOOL WHEELS PALS PLAYSET

$5 off either one My LITTLE PONY RAINBOW DASH PLANE (94819 or 25653) or one My LITTLE PONY MOMMY AND PONY VEHICLE (93238)

$2 off any one PLAYSKOOL WEEBLES 2-pack figures

$5 off any total CHUCK & FRIENDS purchase of $25.00 or more

$2 off one PLAYSKOOL MR. POTATO HEAD Classic

$5 off one PLAYSKOOL Busy Ball Popper

$5 off one PLAYSKOOL EXPLORE ‘ GROW MUSICAL GEAR CENTER

$2 off one PLAYSKOOL LULLABY GLOWORM

$5 off any one TONKA MOD MACHINES SYSTEM purchase of $20 or more

$5 off any one PLAYSKOOL WEEBLES TREEHOUSE$5 off one PLAYSKOOL SIT N’ SPINEX. 10-18-10
$5 off any one IRON MAN 2 R/C IRON MAN$5 off one IRON MAN 2 HELMET

$5 off one IRON MAN 2 ROLLING BATTLE HEADQUARTERS VEHICLE

$5 off any one IRON MAN 2 ROCKET BOOST IRON MAN TOY

$1 off any one MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD ACTION FIGURE 2-PACK

$1 off one SPIDER-MAN ACTION FIGURE (offer valid on 93570 series)

$5 off any one SPIDER-MAN TRIPLE BATTLE TRUCK TOY

$5 off one MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD HEADQUARTERS

$1 off any one MARVEL UNIVERSE ACTION FIGUREEx. 11-15-10

~If you want to head over to Sutter Home winery on Facebook and like them, they will send you a little party pack.
The pack includes:
Sutter Home for Hope pink Chico Bag, pink ribbon bracelets, pink corkscrew, wine tasting skirts, recipes and more
You will need to allow them to access all of your information in order to request the pack.
Just like them and then click on the “Night of Hope” tab.
PS: Sorry Californians- you get cheated out of this offer.

~There is an offer for a free subscription to Shape magazine from Rewards Gold. You will need to refer 2 friends and fill out a short survey to get the offer.
I have a few subscriptions from Rewards Gold and have never had a problem.
If you prefer not to bother with this one- or you miss the offer- this same subscription will be available in a bit for just $2.50 a year.

~Sephora stores inside JC Penney are offering a free sample of Buxom Mascara with coupon.
This is while supplies last or until Oct 22nd. Find a Sephora near you here- be sure it is the kiosks inside JC Penney only.

~If you are planning a trip to Walmart, Snapfish has sent out a coupon for Buy One Get One Free 5×7 prints.
You need to take your photos in on a memory card, USB or CD. Then you can select a border and you can also choose to add text to your images.
The value is $2.27 and you are supposed to take the coupon here to the photo center at Walmart stores. The offer is one per person.

~Click HERE to print out new High-Value Kraft Publix Store coupons!!!$1.50/1 Crystal Light$1.25/1 Velveeta Shells and Cheese or Kraft Deluxe Macaroni and Cheese Dinners$1/1 Oscar Mayer Fresh Deli Meat$1/1 Kraft Singles

~Artscow is offering up a great deal right now. Currently, you can snag 2 canvas prints sizes up to 12x18 for just 13.99 SHIPPED!!! You can also get as many as you like. NO quantity limit! SWEET! Click HERE and use code: UNSCNVS at checkout. Expires 10/10.

~Click HERE for a coupon for $1/1 Carmex Moisture Plus. You can grab it FREE at Walgreens this week when you use the attached coupon!!!!

~Panda Express has a new coupon available for a FREE Kobari Beef on 9/29 HERE.

~Yay!!! http://www.rightathome.com/offers/pages/2010-09-glade-tos.aspx?sid=coupon&cid=bfpfe201009gladeTOS&rid=113782040&om_rid=CHnLa$&om_mid=_BMmf9yB8UzO2JW has 2 new Glade Coupons!!$1/1 Glade Tough Odor Solutions Products$2/2 Glade Tough Odor Solutions ProductsTo make this even better you can score FREE Glade at Target!!!!Glade Tough Odor Solutions Carpet & Room $1.99Use the $1/1 Glade Target's Printable Grocery CouponsPlus, use the new $1/1 coupon found HEREFINAL COST.....FREE!!! YIPPEE!!!

~Click HERE for a $1 off coupon for Rayovac Batteries. Rayovac Batteries at Target in the $1 isle will be FREE!!!!

~Click HERE and play the Twist, Lick, Show, Dunk, Eat, Win game and get a coupon for $1/1 Oreo.

~Saturday, September 25th is Museum day!! You can get FREE tickets to lots of great museums by clicking HERE and checking your town by location. You do need a required ticket so make sure you follow the link for more information.

~Yay!!! Another code for you guys!!! Use code: SSD198 to score a FREE nights rental at any Blockbuster kiosk!!!! Expires 9/30!

~JcPenney: $10 off $10 + FREE ship on Shoes!!!
Update: There is also another coupon code available so you can do this twice. Use code: LIZ4YOU!JcPenney has a new $10 off $10 purchase plus shoes ship FREE!!! Use code: GO4TEN at checkout.

~If you have a 7 Eleven close then you'll want to head over to their facebook page and print off a coupon for a FREE sample of the NEW Corn Nuts Chips! Click HERE to "like" them and to print the coupon.

~Sign up for your local mall’s email club and you’ll get a $10 gift card for your birthday. They’ll send you an email and you just print it out and bring it to your local mall’s customer service desk to get a free $10 gift card.

~Click on the “Like” button on the Sunbelt Snacks Facebook Page and you’ll be able to print a Buy One, Get One Free coupon for Sunbelt Fruit & Grain Bars.
Interweave is offering a number of free Knitting Ebooks and Patterns right now.

~Take your daughters to your local Michael’s store on Saturday (September 25, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and they’ll make everything they need to throw a doll-sized American Girl party — for free! Ages eight and up welcome!

~Hurry and print a coupon for a free Root Beer Float at any A&W location. There are a limited supply of these coupons and they will likely go quickly.
No purchase is necessary.


~Enter to win the Earthbound Cook Cookbook and then you’ll be able to print a coupon for $0.75/1 Earthbound Farms Organics product.


~Sign up to receive a $1/1 Pampers ThickCare wipes coupon. These are priced at $1.99 at Walmart, making them only $0.99 after the coupon.

~Woah! If any of you need a printer, here’s your deal!
You can get 100% back in MaxPerks Rewards when you buy a Kodak ESP 5250 All-in-One printer for $129.99 this week. This offer is only available online. You must have a MaxPerks Rewards account before purchasing (it’s free to sign up!). Be sure to input your MaxPerks Rewards card number when purchasing.
The rewards will appear on your next statement and must be used within 90 days of being issued. They can be used on anything at Office Max in-store or online.
If you need more than one printer, you can actually do this deal twice!

~Print a coupon for a free hot or cold drink at Caribou Coffee when you purchase another. This coupon is valid September 25-26, 2010.


Hope you all have a great weekend!!!



Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Way Back When-esday!

I didn't really have a picture in mind for today so I just decided to go back on this day as far as I could on this computer. That is 2007. Then I let Drew pick a number and this is the pic that popped up. This was Drew's 7th birthday party in our backyard. This was "The Dog" party! Sooo cute! Anyway, there are Jackie and Greg enjoying the festivities at the party! 9/22/07

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Happy Birthday, Drew!!


Happy Birthday to my sweet little boy today! I love you........even when all of your fingers are covered in wing sauce!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Freebie Friday!




*****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!



~Vera Bradley is offering 40% off of Hope Garden and Paprika items right now- that is actually a fantastic discount for VB products.
You can just head over to Vera Bradley and look for the image above that is posted on the homepage. Then click the pattern that you like best and you will see a complete list of all the items included in the sale.
Remember Vera Bradley tends to have higher shipping costs but they do send things in nice boxes with tissue- so perfect for gift giving.

~There is a new coupon available for $10 off a $25 purchase at Office Depot. This says it is good on technology which is a very nice change of pace. It still excludes HP ink and toner but if you like other brands it should still work!

~There is a deal this week at Food Lion that you don’t want to miss!
If you buy a Kraft Salad Dressing and a Shake and Bake, you get $3 off Holly Farms chicken. If you can find a package priced around $3- this could possibly be free.
Here is the math:
Buy Shake N’ Bake = $1.66Use $0.55/1 coupon from September All You Magazine or $0.75/1 printableBuy Kraft Salad Dressing = $2Use $0.55/1 coupon from 8/29 SSBuy Holly Farms Chicken $3 (find a package as close to $3 as possible)Instant $3 savings
Final Cost: $2.36 for all the above!

~There is a Buy One Get One Free Wholly Guacamole coupon available for the first 16,000 today only. This will be a smartsource coupon right after you register (so be sure your printer is ready to go).
Be sure to grab the $1/1 Wholly Guacamole coupon here as well! Pair them with a good sale and you should have quite a deal!

~Yeah! Finally a great deal for my male readers on a magazine. Tanga has Men’s Journal on sale today for $3.99 for 1 year (or 12 issues). You can buy up to a 4 year subscription at this price.Usually Tanga will increase the price by $1 as the day progresses so you might want to order early.
::To get this offer just head over to Tanga.::Enter Promo Code: JOURNAL at checkout.
Your price should drop to $3.99!

~Costco is offering a free sample of Biotrue contact solution today. Just look for the little tiny get free sample button underneath the image.
I just requested mine and it did not require a membership number.

~Tanga has a special edition of Taste of Home magazine on sale.
You get 6 issues of Taste of Home Holiday magazine for $3.99- this is only for new subscribers and your first issue should arrive in time for Thanksgiving.
To get the offer head over to Tanga- you will see the price at $17.99. Use promo code: HOLIDAY and the price drops to $3.99.

~There is a $5/25 Toys R Us coupon available that is valid through 9/26. The coupon has a few exclusions like fancy strollers and diapers- otherwise you should* be able to use this on anything.

~There is a new coupon available- Buy One Get one Free Starburst Gummies. These coupons are great to use as fillers at the drugstores.

~I have posted about this before but there is a new code available for Naturalizer to get $10 off a $10 purchase plus free shipping.
You can get this offer whenever you want by registering for the emails from them.
Otherwise there is a promo code available right now: ECU810 and you don’t have to sign up.
Honestly I didn’t see much to get very excited about- but maybe you will find a treasure buried in there somewhere.

~There is another code available today for a free Blockbuster Express movie rental. You can head over to any kiosk before midnight tonight and get a free rental with code: WDVD1.
You do need to return the movie by 9pm the next night or you will be charged a $1 per day late fee. Find a kiosk near you here.

~Just a reminder that there is a great deal on wipes available from Amazon. They have the 720 count wipes box available for $13.43 and shipping is free.
That is like paying about $1.15 for a tub of wipes- so it is a very good price.
To get this price you need to be registered for Amazon Mom* or just click on the subscribe and save on the right side. If you go the subscribe and save route, just be sure to go back into your account after the wipes arrive and cancel the subscribe and save option. This takes 2 seconds to do and you are under no further obligations.
*You need to register for Amazon Mom FIRST or you won’t get the full discount.

~Right at Home is offering a free fragrance gift pack to the first 3,000 that register. This includes a free Sense and Spray starter kit.
If this is your first time at the rodeo with Right at Home, they don’t update when they reach 3,000. So it is worth a shot to register and then several months from now you might get a nice surprise in the mail.

~You can still get Leapfrog books for $9.99 at Target stores through 9/18. There is a $4/1 Leapfrog coupon which brings them down to $5.99.
If you are planning to get a Leapfrog Tag Reader this year, I can tell you there were a lot of sales on the readers last year but barely any on the books. So $5.99 is actually a good price for these.

~Old Navy is running a sale on activewear in stores through 9/19.
They have all items priced at Buy One Get One Free. To make the deal even better, there is a 30% off coupon that you should be able to use on top of that!
They have items like the Capri leggings priced at $16.50- so your total for 2 pairs after the 30% off is about $6 per item! The item of the week through 9/16 is men’s thermal t’s marked down to $10 from $15. You can get these for $7 each after coupon!

~If you have a dog, you might head over here to request a rebate for a free bag of dog food from by Nature. You get your purchase price up to $12.99 refunded via mail in rebate.
If you don’t have a dog, this would be a nice thing to drop off at a local shelter!
I would suggest checking that you have a retailer in your area before you request your rebate.

~Here is yet another freebie for today. If you tell a friend that you love Cottonelle wipes, they will send both you and your friend a coupon for a free tub. The limit is one per household and you can request your coupon here.


~Dr Oz and Zappos are teaming up and offering a free bracelet today. This is meant to be part of Dr Oz’s campaign to give people a daily reminder to stay healthy.

~Amazon has the Club Penguin game for Nintendo DS on sale right now for $9.99. If you have Prime, shipping is free- otherwise it is free with a $25 order.

~Here are two more deals to add to your Rite Aid list this week:
Oreo single serve bags are in the ad for .50Use the $1/2 ad perk couponFinal Price: Free
Combos are also in the ad for $.50 eachUse the $1/2 from 9/12 RPFinal Price: Free!

~There is a $1/1 Dove Chocolate coupon available. We are already seeing sales on candy to get ready for Halloween so I bet a good sale comes along soon.
In the meantime, there is still a $1/2 Dove Chocolate Target coupon available! So that would make $1.50 off each bag.

~Here are a few new Huggies codes:
BJNZKHMLTMXDPGB (5 pts)
BJKNGQJRMBQRPGB (5 pts)
BJKFTDXKFHCDPGB (5 pts)
You can see an ongoing list of Huggies and Pampers codes right here.
I have been saving my points for awhile and noticed they have a coupon for a free Jumbo pack of Huggies. I went ahead and cashed in 300 points to get that. Now I will wait for an ECB deal or Register Reward deal at the drugstores to best use the coupon.

~The first 10,000 people to request a coupon here- use promo code: 8228tryitnow- will get a coupon for a free box of ReHresh tampons. The coupon is only valid at Walgreens and I believe it comes in the mail.


~Click here to get a Buy One Get One Free smoothie coupon for Jamba Juice. The coupon is valid from 9/13-9/22 at participating locations.

~You can also request a coupon for a free bottle of Dulcolax- this is a printable coupon and many stores will no longer accept free item printables so keep that in mind. You might need to try more than one store.

~You can request a free sample of Wisk laundry soap from Sam’s Club and right now it is not requiring a membership ID number (but that can change at any time).
Just head over here and then you should see a small white circle on the upper left side of the bottle. Click on that to request the sample.

~Here is another 20 point code for Pampers Gifts to Grow:
GIFTS2GROWBONUS
You can register for Pampers Gifts to Grow here and see a list of available codes here (300 or so points available right now!)

~Head over to Sam’s Club to get a free sample of Glad bags- it looks like no card # is needed for this one.

~BJ’s warehouse clubs are offering a free 60 pass to check out the benefits of membership. If you live near a BJ’s I would check this out for sure- I always hear about the great deals you can get using coupons!

~They are also offering a free sample of Vaseline lotion here- I think with this one you do need a card.

~Sears is having a Shoe Sale right now that you don't want to miss!!! Right now you can snag New Balance Sneakers for Men and Women for just $23.99 with FREE shipping!!! That is a SUPER HOT deal on New Balance shoes. Click the link above and type in New Balance in the search box to locate them. They are all $29.99 then use the code: SEPTSHOES20 to score 20% off and FREE shipping!!!

~I'm jealous of all you people who actually get to go to the movies on a regular basis. And if you plan on going to a Regal Cinema on September 17th then you'll want to print the coupon HERE for a FREE Small Soft Drink. Do note that these coupons don't stay up long so if you even think you might go you may want to print it now.

~Click HERE to get a coupon for $15 off any $30 order or $30 off any $75 order at Express. You can also use code: 3406 to get flat rate shipping of $8.

~Zulily is an Online Boutique that specializes in high quality products for moms, kids, and babies. They are also a members only site and you do have to register HERE, but it is FREE to sign up and no strings attached. And right now they have some of the most adorable shoes on sale by One Ruby Lane. The polka dot shoes above are only $12.99 and they have others that cheap too. You all REALLY need to check this sale out before your size is all gone. Oh and if you spend $50 use code: GAF78565 to get $5 off.

~Click HERE to print a coupon valid for $10 off Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Blu-Ray Combo Pack!!! Expires 10/3!! The release date is Tuesday, 9/21 so print this coupon now and we'll save it for a sale!!!!

~Click HERE for a 40% off Borders coupon. Valid to Borders Rewards members only!!!

~Get $5 off a $25 Merona purchase at Target with code: TGTME526. This code is also available in the 9/20 People Magazine.

~Print a coupon for a free shake from Arby’s with any sandwich purchase. Valid through September 21, 2010.

~Sign up to receive a free sample of Cold-EEZE.

~Teachers and homeschoolers can request a free edition of LEGO Club Jr. School Edition (First Grade) with a corresponding teacher’s guide. This issue focus on fire safety.
Please note that these can only come in orders of 50, 100 or 200. If you are a homeschool family, you could order and share the extras with your homeschool co-op or group.

~Here’s another free Wisk Detergent sample, this time from Costco. No membership number is required. I’m guessing this will go fast.

~Teachers and homeschoolers can request two free Stossel in the Classroom DVDs. There are also downloadable teachers guides to use with these.
These DVDs use segments from John Stossel’s television programs designed to spark engaging discussions. Read more details on the segments here.

~Print a coupon for $7/1 BRITA System. These are sometimes priced as low as $9 each at Walmart, making them only $2 after this high-value coupon!

~Mark your calendars! Cold Stone Creamery will be holding their annual World’s Largest Ice Cream Social on September 30, 2010 from 5 to 8 p.m. at participating locations around the country. Each person will receive a free 3-oz. cup of Kate’s Creation ice cream.

~Play the A Million Morning Smiles Instant Win Game from Pillsbury to have a chance to win Toaster Strudels for a month!
You can play once per day through February 7, 2011. There are over 2,000 winners each week. Limit three instant win prizes per person.


~Walgreens has Chex Mix and Bugles on sale for $0.99 this week. Use the $0.50/1 coupons available here to get these for only $0.49 per bag.

~Take the Gingivitis Quiz from Walmart to get a free sample of Crest Pro Health Clinical Gum Protection toothpaste.

~Sign up for a free Quaker Life Soft Baked Bar sample. Choose from either Banana Walnut Bread or Cinnamon Roll Raisin Pecan.

~Get a coupon for a free Box of RepHresh Brilliant pH Tampons at Walgreens when you use promotional code 8228trynow. This offer was available a few days ago and is now available again to the first 10,000 people who sign up.

~Vera Bradley has reversible totes on sale today for $29. These bags are normally $65 so this is a nice discount.
I have to say I love the new patterns for Vera Bradley! My favorite is the Night and Day and Slate Blooms patterns.
It looks like only select patterns are included- check under the sale box and click on the one you like and double check the price to be sure.

~Click on the “Like” button on the UNO Chicago Grill Facebook Page and you’ll be able to print a coupon for $5 off any purchase of $15 or more.

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Please be in prayer for me from tonight at 6 pm until tomorrow morning at 10 am. We are having eight 9 & 10 year olds spend the night with us for Drew's birthday tonight! I can do it, I an do it, what the hell was I thinking I can do it, I can..........
Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Way Back When-esday!


10 years ago this week our lives changed forever. John Andrew James...aka Drew was born after a very dramatic 30 minutes at the hospital. The drama has not stopped since. Lord...this boy might just be the one that does me in. We do love him dearly though and our lives would not be the same without him.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

When The World Stopped Turning


I love the words to this Alan Jackson song. Just makes me want to cry for those poor people and what they went through that September day. I can't believe it has been 9 long years....over 3000 days that those people have gone without their loved ones.
It is a James family tradition (usually minus daddy because it seems like he is either working or hunting this time of year) to make cookies and take them to a local fire or police station to show our support for the heroes that protect us on a daily basis.


Drew loves this and always asks me a few days before if we are going to do it this year. My answer is always yes...it's the least we can do, ya know??? He told me today that he loves this tradition and he hopes his wife will carry it on with his kids one day. I told him that he should do so rather his wife does or not. Such a deep thinker he is!As you can tell, Addi enjoyed herself too. She really didn't know what to think but was more than happy to climb up on the fire truck and even held her arms out for one of the fireman to pick her up into another truck. Hopefully, one day she will be doing the same thing with her kids.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Freebie Friday!




*****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!



~Here are a few coupons you might want to grab.
Get $2/1 Clorox 2 Stain Fighter
Get $1/1 any Energizer Batteries ( I just bought some of these for .72 on clearance at CVS!)

~There is a coupon available for $1 off any Horizon Dairy product.
The little singles of milk are priced at about $1 at many stores- including Target- so you can probably get them for free. (Check the Target cafe area)

~If you are a foodie (or you just want to pretend you are for an hour each month) there is a great deal on Bon Appetit today.
You can get 1 year for $4.99 through Tanga. They usually sneak the price up during the day by $1 so it is always best to order early. I checked back and I have never posted a free subscription to this magazine so I think $5 is the best it gets.
Hopefully your first issue arrives well before Thanksgiving!
::To get the offer just head over to Tanga
::You will see the price at $24- enter promo code FOOD at checkout and the price should drop to $4.99

~Here is an offer from Macaroni Grill- buy a $20 gift card in the restaurant and get a bonus $5 gift card back. The cards are only available for use on future visits but if you like to eat at Macaroni Grill or can use this as a gift, you might want to check it out!
The offer is valid through the end of the month only and it does say “participating locations”. If you are interested, you might want to call before you head out just to be sure your location is participating in the promotion.

~There is a .50/1 Land O lakes spreadable butter coupon available right now. This is an especially good coupon for those of you with doubles as it will probably make for free butter.

~If you happen to have $40 in change around the house, head on in to a Coinstar booth before Sept 30th for a bonus $10 iTunes gift card. You will need to convert your $40 in change to an iTunes gift certificate, so basically you cash in $40 in change and get $50 in gift cards back.
You will get a receipt at checkout with a promo code for your bonus $10 gift card and you can enter that online and they will mail out the card within 2 weeks.
Get the full scoop right here.
Those of you with teenagers or with teens on your holiday lists especially might want to take advantage of this offer.

~Old Navy has leggings on sale this weekend- get pairs for women for $6 or for kids for $4 in store only.
The sale runs on Saturday 9/11 only and there is a limit of 5 per customer.

~There is a new Staples coupon valid through 9/11 for 15% off a purchase.
There are certain exclusions on the coupon- like HP ink, technology purchases etc..

~There is a new coupon available this morning from Target for .75/1 Huggies wipes 64 ct or more. (Thanks Living Rich with Coupons!)
You can stack that coupon with the $2.50/3 manufacturer coupon for wipes.

~Restaurant.com has another sale starting today- get $25 gift certificates for just $2. You will want to read the fine print and be sure you are aware of any limitations for the restaurant you select (like hours or minimum amounts to spend).
Just head over to Restaurant.com and use promo code TOUCHDOWN at checkout.

~Well, Amazon is launching a new program called Amazon Mom. You certainly don’t have to be a mom to partipicate in the program, just a caregiver to a small child.
You need to just enroll in the program, and in exchange there are some fantastic perks.
:: Get free Amazon Prime for free (which is AWESOME!)
Prime allows you to get free shipping on any order you place from Amazon directly or fulfilled from Amazon (not 3rd party sellers)- so if you want an item for $1.36 shipping is totally free! You don’t have to hassle with finding items to hit $25.
Your shipping is upgraded to 2 day service and if you happen to need an item overnighted, you just pay $3.99.
::You get special discounts and promotions that are emailed directly from Amazon.
:: You can continue to receive 30% off select diapers and wipes with subscribe and save.
::It is totally free to register.
Not here is the tricky part:
::You get 3 months for free of the Prime service. You need to buy things from the baby store on Amazon in order to extend your Prime membership. If I am understanding this correctly, once you register, you will see a yellow note on various baby items letting you know if they qualify to extend your subscription. Then Amazon will email you at the end of the 3 months letting you know if you purchased enough items to extend your subscription.
SO! All in all I think this is great! If you do not already have subscribe and save I would for sure sign up for Amazon Mom here. There is really nothing to lose as far as I can tell, and Prime is the best thing ever when all the hot holiday deals start rolling out.
If you already have Prime it gets a little trickier. They will give you the option of canceling your Prime and getting a refund on the unused portion of your membership if you paid for the service.
If you did not pay for the service and have Prime for free right now (like I do) then you can either enroll now and this will replace what you have, or you can wait until your prime expires to enroll.
I decided to just enroll. I got the free Prime when I ordered diapers and mine runs through 11/11. I could just wait until November to enroll but there is no guarantee they will still offer all the perks at that time. Plus I am curious about what the special offers will be. I want to be sure to have Prime for holiday shopping and by enrolling- I will for sure have it through 12/7.
You can get all the information about the program here- let me know if you see any other important points that I didn’t address.

~If you hurry over here and are one of the first 3,000- you get a free Scrubbing Bubbles toilet gel and pledge wipes pack from Right at Home.
It looks like we will see several freebies from them this month so let’s hope we are fast enough!
*If you have not registered for Right at Home, you can do so here. They have great freebie packs of full size products and high value coupons each month!

~I just got an email from Vocalpoint offering a free sample of Kashi Go Lean Crisp cereal and Downy Fabric Softener.
If you are already a member, you might take a look for your email.
Otherwise you can click here to try and get the Downy and here to try and get the Kashi.
I don’t know if everyone can get the sample or if it is limited to certain accounts. Worth a shot to try! (Looks like Kashi is only for select areas).

~If you haven’t registered for Vocalpoint yet it is a great program that offers fun samples and great coupons for tons of products. Totally free!

~There is an offer for a free pair of Coolmax socks for the first 30,000 people. This took awhile for me to have the site load but it did pop up eventually and it said I can expect a pair in 6-8 weeks.
You can give it a shot here.

~You can get Oscar Mayer hot dogs for $1.94 at Target right now- use the $1/1 Oscar Mayer coupon and pay $.94.
Walmart has them at $1.98 right now- use the $1/1 Oscar Mayer coupon and pay $.98.

~Pampers released a new 10 point code on the Facebook page today. This is only valid through 9/12:
LaborDayFB92010
You can register for Pampers Gifts to Grow here and see a list of available codes here (310 points total available right now!)

~You can request a coupon to be sent in the mail for $1 off Kandoo products.
The soft pack of wipes are regularly priced at $1.65 at my Target. The hard packs go on sale for $1.99 all the time- so this is a great coupon!

~Sears is having a Shoe Sale right now to go along with their Friends and Family Sale!!! You can snag some for as low as $3.99 shipped!!!Go to the Sears Shoe page and click on the "additional 50% off Clearance" at the bottom of the page.Then, click on "Kids Shoes". Choose a pair and add it to your cart to see if it qualifies for an additional 50% off.If they qualify for the 50% off, you can use code: SEPTSHOES20 to get an additional 20% off + FREE Shipping!!!!

~TODAY ONLY (9/10)…..Head on over to Regal Cinemas Facebook page HERE and snag a coupon for a FREE Small Popcorn. Print this one ASAP because it will be gone in a flash like last time.

~Here are the latest Redbox movie codes. These codes will get you 1 FREE nights rental at a Redbox Kiosk.DVDONMEBREAKROOMDVDATWAG - valid only at WalgreensDVDKROG - valid only at KrogerDRIVEIN - valid only at SonicSome of these codes have been around awhile so if you've used it already try another one.Redbox has also just hit One Billion Rentals and to celebrate they are having a Thanks a Billion Giveaway!! EVERYONE wins a FREE rental, PLUS you can win 1 of 59 Golden Prizes or a trip to the Peoples Choice Awards or a Sony Home Entertainment Center!Once you rent the movie with one of the FREE codes above, go HERE and enter you code found on the DVD and claim your FREE rental!!

~Click HERE for a printable coupon to Michael's for 50% off Any One Regular Price Item.

~$10 Kmart Gift card for 280 My Coke Reward Points!!!
Found out today that you can cash in your My Coke Reward Points for Kmart gift cards. This may not last long so I'd hurry and cash in if you have enough points!!!

~Click HERE to get a coupon for a FREE waffle at Waffle House.

~Kraft is offering up a HOT $5 off 5 Kraft Cheese or Dairy Products Coupon HERE. This could easily add up to some free stuff when paired with a sale.

~Visit http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3400737-10769759 for some super cute umbrellas for just $7.95 SHIPPED!!! They are originally $13.50 but use code: modfreeumb50 to snag it for FREE. You just pay the $7.95 shipping.

~If your children decorate a greeting card or coloring page and bring it into a Boston Market location, you can get up to two free kid’s meals with an adult meal purchase. This promotion is valid through September 19, 2010.


~Take a quick survey and you’ll receive free samples of Emergen-C in a mystery flavor!

~Click on the “Like” button on the göt2b Facebook Page and then go to the Coupon tab to print a coupon for $2/1 any got2b full-sized product.

~Family Week is the end of September and E-Mealz is offering a free downloadable menu plan and shopping list to encourage families to gather round the table and eat together.
Just look on the sidebar of the E-Mealz site for the free Family Week Menu sign-up and enter your email address to receive the PDF of the menu and grocery shopping list.
Type in your zip code here to see if there are any great coupons for local restaurants or services in your area. These are the coupons which also print on the back of receipts at some stores.

~Speaking of local deals, don’t forget to subscribe to your local Groupon email list if it’s available in your area. We’ve been saving a lot of money thanks to Groupon — and discovering some wonderful local stores in the process!

~Sign up for a free sample of Dove Damage Therapy Daily Moisture hair care. This sample is from Costco but you do not need to be a Costco member to request it (just leave the membership number field blank).

~Print a Buy One, Get One Free Pure Bar coupon. Just fill in your information and the coupon will be emailed to you. Pure Bars are made from certified organic ingredients and are gluten-free, vegan, raw and kosher.

~Christian Book Distributors is offering eight different free ebooks right now including Pilgrim’s Progress, Morning & Evening and Edge of Apocalypse.

~Snapfish is offering a free Photo Journal for only $2.99 shipped right now. Here’s how to get it:
::Go to the Snapfish website and scroll to the bottom and click on “Back to School”.
::Scroll down on the Back to School section and click on the Photo Notebooks.
::Upload your photo(s) and design your journal.
::Use coupon code WOW10OFF at checkout to get the Photo Journal for only $2.99 shipped.

~Sign up for a free sample of Kashi GoLean Crisp cereal, courtesy of Vocalpoint.

~Sign up for free posters, pencils, calendars, bookmarks and more from It’s a Noisy Planet. You can request more than one.

~Through September 11, 2010, Mardel is offering free laminating at their stores nationwide. You can get up to 25 feet of laminating done.

~Walmart reportedly has has Avery Label Pads marked down to $0.50 or $0.75 per package. Use the $1/1 Avery Label Pad printable coupon and you can get these free with possible overage. As the coupon is a PDF hosted on the manufacturer’s website, you can legitimately print and use it multiple times.

~Laura over at Heavenly Homemakers is running The Great Curriculum Swap on September 13, 2010 for those of you who have educational/homeschool materials and curriculum you’d like to pass onto someone else who could use it. More details here.

~Through September 11, 2010, Snapfish is offering free shipping on all orders when you use coupon code FREELDSHIP. If you’re already a member, login to your account to see if you have any free credit in your account. If so, you can use the coupon code to get the items shipped for free!
If you’re not a member, you can sign up here to get 50 free prints added to your account. Then, just use coupon code FREELDSHIP at checkout to get free shipping, too!

~Download free Homeschooling Planner Pages here. The site gives you a variety of options and there are enough different pages to put together a very comprehensive complete curriculum planner — for free (minus the printing costs!).

~Sign up for a free U by Kotex sample courtesy of Walmart.com


~Click on the “Like” button on the Denny’s Facebook page and then click on the “Labor Day” tab to print a coupon for Free Cookies ‘n Cream Pancake Puppies when you purchase any item from the $2, $4, $6, or $8 Value Menu.
This offer ends September 27, 2010.

~Scroll down to the bottom of the page on the Quest Protein Bars site and click on the “Get My Two Free Bars” button to sign up for two free Quest Protein Bars.

~Sign up for a free Home Made Simple coupon booklet with over $35 in coupons for P&G products.

~Best Deal Magazine has Parents magazine on sale this week for $4.69 for a year.
You can use promo code: WKLYSPEC for an extra 20% off, which brings the price down to $3.75
Also, if you already subscribe to Parents Magazine- don’t miss the great 20% off Amazon coupon inside the September issue as well as the $2 off Tide coupon. There is supposed to be a free bag of M&Ms (up to $3.79) coupon coming in the October issue when you spend $15 on a Halloween costume.

~Here is a coupon for $10 off a $25 purchase at Macy’s for Sept 10 and 11 only until 1pm.
As usual there are tons of exclusions so be sure to read all that fine print!

~John Frieda Root Awakening Hair Care Sample

~Gas-X Thin Strips Sample & Coupon
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Have a great weekend! Hunting season starts this weekend so my husband will be MIA for the next couple of months....uggghhh. Did I say I detest hunting season??? When is scrapbook season????

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I'm baccckkkk............

Sorry! I didn't even know I was going to be gone!


This (Addison):

and this (getting ready for the consignment sale):
.......don't mix very well at all. But it is all tagged, delivered and hopefully being sold as we speak!!! So, to all six of you that read this blog, I will be back tomorrow with FF and all regular scheduled programming will resume!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Way Back When-esday!

Since we are headed to the DragonCon Parade again this weekend...I decided to post some pics from last year. This is the weirdest thing I have ever seen...but I LOVE it. we have so much fun! This time I am dragging Jackie, Greg and the girls with us!! I can't wait to see their reaction to this bizarre event!
Here are some parade pics...........
And after the parade we walked to Centennial Park to join the football festivities going on there. Fun times! I hope the weather is nice!

Look how much Addison has grown since this time last year!

Drew.....well, just being Drew!

Hmmmm...why does this look familiar??? I have never done this (and either has my friend Michelle, ha!). Grown adults would NEVER do something as silly as run through a revolving door and get yelled at by a big burly security guard at a fancy hotel in Atlanta .