Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Breaking Out of Bedlam, Cora Sledge is horrified when her children, who doubt her ability to take care of herself, plot to remove her from her home. So what if her house is a shambles? Who cares when she last changed her clothes? If an eighty-two-year-old widow wants to live on junk food, pills, and cigarettes, hasn’t she earned the right? When her kids force her into The Palisades, an assisted living facility, Cora takes to her bed, planning to die as soon as possible. But life isn’t finished with her yet, not by a long shot.
Prima Donna, Opera singer Sabine Conrad is the toast of nineteenth-century New York high society. A celebrated soprano with the voice of an angel, she is showered with adulation by her audiences and courted by wealthy patrons. But behind the scenes, her every move is controlled by a Svengali-like manager, Gideon Price. When her attempt to escape him goes tragically awry, she flees, leaving behind a grisly murder.
True Confections, Take chocolate candy, add a family business at war with itself, and stir with an outsider’s perspective. This is the recipe for True Confections, the irresistible new novel by Katharine Weber, a writer whose work has won accolades from Iris Murdoch, Madeleine LâEngle, Wally Lamb, and Kate Atkinson, to name a few.
I chose True Confections. This is a while supplies last offer.
Thanks Common Sense with Money
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Aren't these the cutest little treats you have ever seen? I think they would fun to make with the boys. I found them over at Gourmet Mom on the Go. They look really easy so I think a trip to the store is in order and we will make these this weekend. Here is the link to the recipe on her sight.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I entered a contest last week when I was searching for cookie inspiration for my church bake sale. I was over visiting this blog. Now I will tell you I was hoping to win the diapers because at the time I still had 3 little ones in diapers.
****My oldest gave up his night time diaper 4 days ago and not an accident yet woo hoo***
I didn't win the diapers but I won an e.l.f. lip gloss set. Works for me. Especially since every little bit is going towards presents for others right now, mainly my kiddos. SO here's a treat just for me!
So I will say it again, ENTER THOSE CONTESTS! and you could be a winner too!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Seehere.com has free photo cards if you use the code newbaby. This is for 50 cards in the 4x6 size. You have to pay for shipping but it is like $3.19. If you want them shipped overnight order 60 cards and overnight shipping will be free and it will cost you around $4.90 for the extra cards.
If you are new to signing up to this company you can also get 100 free prints using the code prints. Shipping on this is just over $5.00. This has to be done in two separate orders. I was also told this has to be done first, before your card order.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
That cute pink kitchen I posted about will be $50.00!!! Oh how I wish Allie was older :)
Others are saying that you will get a notice that states something to the effect of some prices might change and if it is lower they will charge you the lower price and if it is higher they will cancel that part of your order. I hear this is standard for Target.com and does not mean that orders are going to be cancelled.
So you could get this LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader TIE Fighter Set for $14.99 with FREE shipping.
Let me know if you find any other great deals!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Thanks common sense with money
Monday, December 7, 2009
I found a lip gloss for $11.25 which is a lot BUT, I get the free 10 color cream liner palette and a photo finish foundation primer in a deluxe and regular sample size with free shipping. That is not a bad deal. You could split it up if you needed to fill some stockings and make it stretch even further.
I have always loved Smashbox, but my days of being able to afford it are long gone, but with this deal I think I may have found something for my stocking this year :)
Thanks It's Hip to Save!
I already bought the boys the regular cayman crocs in STEELERS!!! for Christmas or they would be getting these from Santa.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Okay I see everyone else write these disclaimers so I think maybe I am supposed to also. I was not given anything to write this post. The company does not even know I did this. I did sample some of the cookies given to the local UPS Store last year, but that's it.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Step2 has two Cafe Barista play sets for the price of one right now while they are running their twelve days of Christmas specials. You have to sign up for their email to get the code but it states they will only email you 12 times with the 12 codes.
The regular price for the set of two is $49.98. Today you can get it for $24.99 plus $7.99 for shipping using the code 241CAFE. This set is listed for $29.99 for ONE at Toys r Us but they are sold out and for $32.55 at Amazon with $9.99 for shipping.
So for $32.00 you could have 2 Christmas presents checked off your list or a birthday present or two.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Anyhow, if you order today Monday, they have free shipping on all orders and if you spend $75 you get a messenger tote filled with $100 worth of products. The code is magicandhope.
They have some cute holiday gift sets starting at $15 and stocking stuffers that start at $6.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Thank you It's Hip to Save
Friday, November 27, 2009
Did you take a moment to remember to be truly grateful for all that you have been blessed with?
I did, and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with family, friends, good food, and memories shared and made. Plus we had a surprise announcement that our extended family is growing! Malissa and Ken will have their latest addition join our world in July. I can't wait. Congratulations guys!
We, of course, made way too much food. We had 5 adults and 5 kids, with the oldest child being five and the youngest, my Allie, being five weeks, so they don't eat too much. We had 3 pies and pumpkin bars and that was just for dessert. Needless to say we will be eating left overs for a while.
I made a very yummy Mexican chicken corn chowder the day before Thanksgiving. Silly me! I wish I would have waited and I could have used some leftover turkey instead and changed things up a bit. So if any of you have way too much turkey leftover and you are not sure what to do with it, give this a try. I think the only modifications I made was I used some of my own chicken broth instead of bouillon, I added two cut up potatoes, and a can of regular corn . I omitted the tomatoes because my hubby doesn't like them and saved the hot sauce for the table so the kids could still eat it. This was delicious. I liked it both with and without the added hot sauce. Ryan liked it too so it is one I will add to my soup rotation.
I just found this recipe and if you ever looked at the blogs I follow you might have seen it already. It is for Caramel Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel. This looks incredible. I like pumpkin pie but it's not a favorite. I enjoy having a piece for traditions sake but would never just make one for the heck of it. My Mom did start changing it up though and instead of milk she uses egg nog and it is pretty tasty. I think I would like to try this recipe for Christmas though or maybe the bake sale at church. If any of you give it a spin let me know I would love to hear how it turned out for you.
Well, it is late, and I have rambled on enough. Thank you everyone for sharing this new journey with me I am so very lucky.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tag™ Junior Book: ABC Animal Orchestra
Tag™ Dr. Seuss Special Edition The Cat in the Hat
Tag™ Classic Storybook Fancy Nancy at the Museum
Tag™ Classic Storybook Walter the Farting Dog Goes on a Cruise
Tag™ Activity Storybook Kung Fu Panda: Po's Tasty Training
Shipping is free if you spend $50
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I'm sure this is something similar to Oxy Clean but that didn't work on this shirt either. I have only had Oxy Clean work once for me and that is when I boiled a shirt in it :) but that's a different post.
Signing up is easy, I don't get junk mail from them so there is no need to worry about that. You could bookmark them so you remember to use them or you can download their toolbar so you have easy access to the search function. I am going to do that today. Occasionally their are special codes leaked you can enter to get more points and if you refer a friend you get points when they do up to 100. So lots of friends equals lots of points for you.
Here's my referral link if anyone wants to give it a try. Thanks. Now I am going to go do some shopping on Amazon. Have you checked out their Black Friday lightening deals yet, they are happening daily.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Vanity Fair plates are buy one get one free at Walgreens this week. If you have the All You magazine from October there was a buy one get one free coupon in there. You should be able to take it to Walgreens and get 2 plates for free. Some stores won't let you, but I asked the manager at my store and she said according to Walgreens policy you can do it.
I usually enter 1-2 contests a week from blogs that I follow regularly. At one time I entered every contest and who knows maybe I won one of them but not all email you, sometimes they write a post and you have to respond. Well I couldn't keep track of who I had read or what I had entered so that's why now I just do those I follow.
I have won a twilight gift package that had the DVD, the book, a book bag, a messenger bag, dog tags, key chains, and more. I'm sorry but I don't remember from where but I think it was Keeping the Kingdom First. I won samples of lotions from a boutique in Portland from http://www.twoheartstogether.com/. I won tickets to the Parade of Homes in the Pearl from another blog. And I just won a coupon to Old Navy from http://www.thriftynorthwestmom.com/.
That's 4 contests in 10 months for just a little bit of my time. So if there are any blogs you visit don't be scared to enter their contest you never know you might be the lucky one.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Click on toys in the list on the left to find it quicker. You should be able to print it twice.
There is also a coupon for $5.00 off $20.00 on My Little Ponies. These are on sale at Toys R Us until Saturday for buy 2 get 1 free. So with the coupon and sale you should be able to get 6 for $3.49 each if you stick with the least expensive ones.
These would be great toys for the Giving Trees if you don't have anyone to gift them too.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
EDIT- this code has been changed to be a buy one get one at half off. Hope you didn't procrastinate like I did :(
You can use code customerloyalty09 to get 10% off and free shipping.
Thanks commonsense with money!
Edit- code secondchance gives you 15% off and free shipping, the shipping will come off after you register.
Children's Place has kids jeans on sale for $10.00. There is a coupon code for 15 % off using HHHA9 bringing them to $8.50. There are regular, slim, and husky sizes available. Shipping is a flat rate $5.00. These jeans are great because they have the adjustable waist inside so you can buy them a little big.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
You can order a photo baby quilt with pink or blue trim for $23.98 plus shipping. You upload up to 8 pictures and choose to have them printed in color or B&W. There's a spot for personalization but I read that might be an extra $3.50. It looks like shipping is $7.00.
The coupon code to use at checkout is: EBOOKS8
This would be a great gift for any Mom or Grandma on your list
Monday, November 16, 2009
This lady was offered a chance to promote her blog with coupon code freebies4mom-1109.
She has a link to some questions about the offer just in case you need a little help. I love the fact that it can be many different designs, so I think I will do half baby announcements and half Christmas cards. Perfect timing for me on this one, now if I can just find some decent pictures to use.
There is a lot of talk about other deals out there from the See here site but not all of them seem to be valid anymore. The code NEWBABY should still work for 50 cards also if you want to do two orders.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Someday I will figure out how to link a picture up :) Standard shipping is $6.95 and free if you order is over $100.
I have been looking for slip ons for the boys when they want to help run the trash out so maybe this is it.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
You can go here:
to get a free song from Amazon from a CMA nominated artist.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Here's the link for the baking powder coupon: http://coupons2.smartsource.com/smartsource/index.jsp?Link=5S2ZUA6PWPEPO
EDIT- I DID NOT USE THIS COUPON LAST NIGHT. I HAD PLANNED ON IT BUT IT IS FOR 10 OZ OR 12 OZ BAKING POWDER OR CORNSTARCH. THE ONE ON SALE FOR $.50 IS 4 OZ. SORRY
Monday, November 9, 2009
I have two things for you today. The first is a Kleenex deal at Walgreens. With flu season upon us here is a chance to get some free Kleenex. If you can't use it, get it anyways and donate it to your favorite school or child care.
Kleenex is on sale with an in ad coupon for $1.09, buy 3 boxes
Use the $.50 off 3 manufacturer coupon (give this coupon first)
Then use the $1 off 1 Kleenex coupon from the November Healthy Savings Booklet, it will deduct $3.00 and you only need 1 coupon. These books can be found either by the ad in front of the store or back in the pharmacy.
You will also need one other item of your choice to use the overage on.
So the break down: 3 Kleenex with in ad coupon $3.27
minus manufacturer coupon - .50
minus Healthy savings coupon -3.00
OVERAGE + .23 to be used towards item of your choice
You can print off a coupon from here http://coupons2.smartsource.com/smartsource/index.jsp?Link=5S2ZUA6PWPEPO for the Kleenex.
Okay and onto Maclaren, there's a recall on their strollers so if this is one you use check out their website to see about getting the piece to fix the problem. I have the twin so I will be contacting them today. Thanks Misti!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
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