Sunday, September 27, 2009

I am making pumpkin cupcakes...mmmm

Here is the recipe for pumpkin cupcakes from CJ Sime...while you are checking out her AWESOME blog...make sure that you check out some of her other great posts. They are sure to put a smile on your face.

Thanks CJ... :D

Monday, September 21, 2009

So I have decided

I love love love Halloween...we dress up every year and have a party with lots of yummy fun Halloween themed food and treats. Last year I was Harley Quinn (That is the Joker's self proclaimed girlfriend) It was fitting since hubby was the Joker. Might I add that I did an AWESOME job on his costume as well as Tristan's (he was Mario...he won first place at the costume contest at the mall...)

So, as I was pondering what I should be this HIT me.....Cheetara!!! Oh yeah! From the Thundercats...I used to LOVE that show!...I am super stoked to make this costume! I'll be sure to post pics once I have it all done and together...YAY Halloween!

JoAnn Fabric's Coupons!

I am super excited that this week is hereas I have to make a Halloween costume for the hubby and Tristan. I saw these coupons in the ad like a week or two ago, they are some GREAT high value coupons! I also want to make Carmine a Mickey Mouse blanket for Christmas or his birthday.
Go here to print out the coupons...and you can check the store locations here.


(Hubby is going to be the Green Army Man from Toy Story, Tristan is going to be Woody and Carmine is of course going to be Mickey!) I will definately post up some pics when everything is all done ;)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Walgreen's Clearance Finds!

I just got home from another great Walgreen's trip I spent $14.57 and saved $84.62

Here is what I got:
2 pks. Huggies
2 Walgreen's brand laundry stain remover
21 Arizona Diet Green Teas
1 Twix 4pk.
1 Air Wick Fresh Matic Ultra
1 Hillary Duff With Love Perfume
1 Therma Care Heat patch

The With Love perfume is on clearance for $4.79 (great Christmas gift couldn't pass it up)
Walgreen's Laundry stain remover is on clearance for only $0.70!!
All Small and Mighty ONLY $1.79 (they were all out...booo :( )
Tide Lavendar scent $2.69 (all gone too)
Arizona Diet Green Tea only $0.40!!
Twix 4pks are on clearance for $0.85
The Febreze candles are an AMAZING $1.79 (these were all gone too)

I suggest getting to your local Walgreen's with all of your coupons handy and see what you can score. The other day I picked up a Bissell vacuum broom for $2.74 (they are on clearance from $29.99 to $12.54 and I used some RR to get it that low since I am constantly sweeping up after the beasts)

Target coupons

Need to know where to get those great Target coupons? Go here!! Be sure to pair them with your manufacture coupons to maximize savings!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday....Happy Birthday to YOU!

Just wanted to say some Happy Birthday's to my mom (Aug. 21st), my younger sister (Aug. 22nd), my gramma (Sept. 17th) and my big sister (Sept. 24th)...

Love you guys!

Shell this is for you!

So yes Michelle, it is not the acutal Alice (she must have had off the day we went to Magic Kingdom) but I still thought this was really cool and took a picture of it for you...hope you like it :D
It was right next to the Mad Hatter tea cups

Saturday, September 19, 2009

5 FREE Craft books...

Crochet and Knitting Patterns from Red Heart Yarn--includes 10 free knitting patterns and 9 free crochet patterns which are perfect for Fall.

Sewing for Beginners--includes 20 free sewing patterns and helpful resources for those learning how to sew.

25 Easy to Make Homemade Jewelry Crafts--a unique guide to making your necklaces, bracelets, and pendants.

Inexpensive Home Decor--thrifty craft projects to decorate or redecorate any room in your home.

Cheap and Easy Crafts--60 low-cost craft projects including homemade gifts, home decor, and more.

I know my brother is going to be super excited! As he LOVES knitting, crafting, cooking and making things!

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Be sure to check out her site for more great money saving deals as well as inspiring tid bits!

Walgreen's Deals 9/20-9/26

As usual Hip to Save has complied a great list of freebies and must haves. Here are some highlights:

Weekly Register Reward Deals

Buy $20 or more of Nestle products=$5RR
Deal Scenario:
Buy 6 Lean Cuisine entrees $2.50 each=$15
Buy 2 Hot Pocket $2.50 each=$5
Use two $2/3 Lean Cuisine coupons from the 9/9 All You magazine
Plus, use 2 $0.50/1 Hot Pocket coupons from the 9/13RP
Pay $15
Get back a $5RR
Final cost $0.80 per item!

Oral-B indicator Toothbrush 2/$4=$2RR (on 2)
Use the buy one get one free coupon from the 8/23RP
Final cost 2 toothbrushes for FREE!

Crest with Scope toothpaste 2/$8=$5RR (on 2)
Use two $1/1 coupons from the 8/30PG
(Or $0.75/1 coupon depending on your region)
Final cost as low as $0.50 each!

Bic Soleil Razors $4.99=$1RR
Use the $3/1 coupon from the 9/20SS
Final cost $0.99!

Roots of Nature Hair Care $6=$6RR
Use the $1 coupon from here
Final cost FREE + a $1 moneymaker!

Aussie Hair Care $2.99=$2RR (on 1)
Buy 2 for a total of $5.98
Use the $2/2 coupon from the 9/13RP
Final cost $0.99 each!

Formula 409 2/$5=$2RR (on 2)
Use two $1/1 coupons from the 8/30RP (regional coupon)
Final cost $0.50 each!

Thermacare Heat Wrap (1 ct) $2.49=$2.49RR
Use the $1/1 coupon from here
Final cost FREE + a $1 moneymaker!

Freestyle Lite Blood Glucose Meter $19.99=$5RR
Submit for the FREE after mail in rebate found inside the box
Final cost FREE + a $5 moneymaker!

Don't forget to stop by her blog to check out ALL the great deals!
Thanks Hip to Save!!

Kmart Doubles are baaaaackkk! 9/27-10/5

Boy how I have missed the Kmart doubles. Last time I went it was July...I have been so busy since then and trying to not spend any extra money. We are running rather low on tp and paper towel so it is a perfect time to hit up some doubles! Get those binders ready!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Did you get your FREE Schwan's food yet?

I know this promotion started back on August 1st but hey I have been kinda sorta busy. The promotion runs until 9/30/09 so you still have time to get in on it. Schwan's is offering $10 worth of FREE (yes you heard it FREE) for for new customers. Or customers who have NOT ordered in the last 14 weeks. I just did it today and got the 8 pack of 1/4lb burgers. Hey that is 2 meals right there...yippee!! I think this is a great deal so I sent it to all of my friends and family. Go one over here and sign up, my burgers are coming Monday...yummy! NO code needed just follow the link...sweet...

FREE Movie tickets!

There was a coupon for $1 off any Spot Shot Product in last Sunday (9/13) Smartsouce. Look for the smallest size/cheapest product available. Then go here fill out and print off this form and mail it with your receipt to get a FREE movie ticket! One per household! Awesome!

It does say that it is for a specific movie(Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs) but all of the other Hollywood Movie cash that I have gotten I was able to use on other movies. We will have to see with this one.

I just won $5 yay me!

I FINALLY won something on a giveaway!! I AM SUPER DUPER excited...apparently today is my lucky day! I won about the 6th time I tried. I did do all 10 just to see. Heck I am happy and I will now keep trying. Here are all of the details thanks to Hip to Save!

The Honey Nut Cheerios Sweet Rewards Give-Away will have a new $5 gift card winner every 10 minutes, 100 winner's a day! They will be giving away a total of 40, 608 $5 Gift Cards between June 1st-March 9, 2010! Wow!

Just go on over here and register to play. You will need to enter a cash code found on specially-marked packages of Honey Nut Cheerios or if you don't have your own code, use this free code: K30FR-H4F3H-7720 .

You may enter a code up to ten times per day. You may use the same code more than once too! The best part--you can win up to 10 time during the promotional period! That's a total of $50 in FREE money you could win!

Thanks Hip to Save!
Be sure to check out her site as she has many more great giveaways posted!!

FREE chocolate Friday!

Don't forget to get your FREE chocolate today, if you haven't gotten 4 coupons already. Go on over here to enter and if you're one of the first 250,000, then a FREE candy bar coupon will be mailed to you.

If you can pair these with a B1G1 sale you can get 2 FREE for each coupon voucher!

FREE Royal Canin cat food!

Join the Royal Canin Felines Group on! Plus, for doing so, they'll send a coupon in the mail for a FREE 10-12 oz. bag of Royal Canin cat food!

This is great I signed my sister up yesterday (as her computer is currently out of commission). And I know that my cousin is gonna love this also!

Who loves Target?....I DO!!!!

OMG! I am sooooooo happy with my Target shopping trip this morning. I decided to swing on by after I dropped Tristan off for school and pick up a few things. Today was a GREAT day...I think my personal BEST day ever at Target. There were very few people in the store which made it really easy to get through which was a big plus. There were only out of the Kashi cereal which was a bummer, but hey I will try again for that another day.

Here is what I all got:

17 bags of Purina Chef Michaels dog food on sale for $4.26 each
22 Purina Chef Michaels wet food on sale $0.84 each
1 Disney Vitamins $5.04
5 Diet Dr. Peppers $1.39 each
34 Market Pantry String Cheese singles $0.40 each
4 pks of Boost Kid Essentials $7.99 each

HERE IS MY TOTAL $4.36!!! $3.36 was TAX!!!

I SAVED $152.33!!!!!!!!!!

WHOOO HOOO! Now here is the reason I got so much dog food, well my gramma just got a puppy so I am giving her a few bags of dry and all of the wet. And as for the string cheese each child has to bring a healthy snack to school and Tristan will be bringing string cheese....healthy and FREE! I didn't even get to use all of my coupons because there was sooooooo much overage!!! How exciting! And I got another $1 off $1 for the Target cafe...but it didn't open up until 9 am so we will have to get that next time. Check out the length of the receipt and the total! I LOVE IT!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tristan LOVES school!

Well it's baby went off to school...sniff...sniff...he even tells me now that I don't have to walk him in anymore so it's "easier" for me...oh the heart ache! The first day he didn't even acknowledge that I was there, just zoomed off to play with his new friends. I do like the school though. There are only 6 kids total in his class (he goes to a private school) and I think MAYBE 69-70 kids total in the whole school...and yeah it goes up to 8th grade. He tells me that they are really nice there which is good. And I help out with the lunch on Thursday to take off some of his tuition (hey they don't make coupons for tuition cuz trust me I'd use My baby is growing up...

(Notice the cheesy smile he gave me...of course I had to take some pictures on the first day...I think he was like LET'S GO ALREADY miss camera happy...)

Disney was a blast!

We had so much fun at Disney World despite some of the rather HOT favorite park was Magic Kingdom. If we ever go back we decided that we would just go there. Epcot was alright, Animal Kingdom wasn't the greatest (it closed REALLY early and it just wasn't that interesting to me) Hollywood Studios came in second as they had lots of characters to meet so the kids liked it. Here are some pics from our trip (look at how pretty Cinderella's castle is at night! I loved that it was all lit up and the fireworks were AWESOME! Downtown Disney was cool for shopping they had some awesome stores and yes even in Disney I scavenged for

(And yes my dear Shell the pictures probably look like "tourist" pictures...dork...I know I has been over a month already!

Long time no see...wellI should be able to be more on it now as we finally have the internet hooked back up again, Tristan started school, we have moved into the new house and are settled for the most part...things are starting to get back together.

I coupon shopped for the first time in well over a month yesterday and boy am I out of it! I forgot to give the cashier 2 coupons...but she had no problem fixing my goof up and giving me my money back. I spent a little over $7 (and some change) and got $10 worth of RR to use for next time. Here is what I all got:

38 Ghirardelli Candy Bars
2 Lifesavers Gummy Bags
2 Twizzlers Licorice Bags
2 Listerine Mouthwashes
2 Kids Sensodyne Toothpastes
1 Venom Energy Drink
1 Kalua Chocolates
1 Bailey's Chocolates
6 One a Day Vitamin Drinks
4 Basken Robbins Boxes of Candy

Yeah it's a lot of candy but the holidays are coming time to stock up!

Oh and here are some pics of the new house...(yeah the bathroom is fugly...but check out the MAD storage! I LOVE IT!) And I decided on a Mickey themed kitchen...tell me that isn't the cutest! Of course I was inspired at Disney...