Sunday, December 4, 2011

Family Goals for the Christmas Season

I saw this on Making Time for Mommy and I thought it was a great idea. Here is our Christmas "To-Do" list.

  • Eat the chocolate from our Advent Calendar
  • Make Christmas Cookies a few times
  • Visit Santa
  • Have family photos taken (check)
  • See the lights at Atlanta Botanical Gardens
  • See the lights at Calloway Gardens
  • Make our Gingerbread house
  • Send out Christmas Cards
This year the Holiday Season seems so festive. I think it is because Maddy is of an age now where she can enjoy so much more. I have managed to finish all of my Christmas before December even hit. I am ready for finals to be over and for Christmas to be here!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

$2 Subs at Subway

For the month of December, Subway, is selling 6 inch, Cold Cut Trio or Meatball Marinara sandwiches for only $2!!!!

Also, if you purchase a gift card, you will get a free 6 inch sub!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Weirder than Marshmallows review and giveaway!

       Weirder than Marshmallows was a great, funny, quick read. It is basically a collection of short essays about every day experiences with people. "Ignorance, lack of common sense, and downright inhuman stupidity run rampant in this country and around the world. I watch people, and I hear stories, and they beg, beg, beg to be mocked and ridiculed." is my favorite quote in the book. 
    It only took me about an hour to read, which is perfect for my busy schedule! Unfortunately, the author has since passed away so this will be the only book by him. That is sad because he is/was such a witty person! It is a great quick read. 
  If you would like a chance to read this book, simply leave a comment below and I will select a winner on 12/10!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Roots only Review!!

    I was recently offered the chance to review the Roots Only! product.
If you are someone who colors your hair at home, you know how difficult it is to just do the roots and not the rest of the head. You mix the hair color into the bottle and then just squirt on your roots. It takes only 5 minutes to apply and can be used on any type of hair. The best part is that you don't have to section your hair, the comb does it for you! This will save you so much money over going to the salon! I loved the results and so will you!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Slice Safety Cutter Review

   I was recently given the Slice Safety Cutter to review. It is meant to cut coupons and other items simpler with more safety. One key thing I liked it that it has a hole on it for you to put on your keychain, so you can cut coupons at the grocery store or on the go!

   It is also magnetic, so you can put it on your fridge so it is easy to find. I loved how easy it was to cut out coupons or really anything with it! You should check out for tons of other wonderful products! I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kroger's new Private Selection Line of Frozen Foods.

  I was provided three different products to try through BzzAgent, the chocolate lava cakes, vanilla cream puffs, and the BBQ Chicken Pizza.

    Their pizza lines are flat bread pizza in an oblong shape. The crust was perfect. Loved it. The BBQ chicken was just ok. The chicken flavoring seemed a little weird and the sauce was too much. However, I would buy it again. I also bought the pepperoni and roasted garlic, but I haven't tried it yet. 

   My favorite item was the vanilla cream puffs. Ohmigoodness, these were yummy. I could have almost eaten the whole box myself. I served them for Thanksgiving and they went pretty quickly. They were super creamy and tasted amazing. I have no criticisms for these. 

  The chocolate lava cakes were good. I didn't think they were very lava-like, more like chocolate cake with some fudge in it. It did satisfy my chocolate craving. I would buy them again. 

The Truly Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookie!

        I was recently given the chance through BzzAgent to try out Kroger's new The Truly Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookie. These cookies were so yummy! *I received the product for free but all opinions are 100% mine*
        My daughter really enjoyed being able to eat these. She would even point to them to inform me she wanted another one! I loved them with milk. But they were also great to eat plain!
        These were just as good if not better than the brand name cookies, but for a much better price. There was a perfect amount of chocolate chips in each cookie. I would have preferred for them to be softer, but that is just my preference. I am usually not a fan of store bought cookies, but I would totally buy these again.
        The packaging was good, but I prefer the brand name packaging. This packaging will let the cookies go stale quicker. But that isn't a problem for families that will eat the cookies up quickly.
        Overall, super super yummy!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Stupidity of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Don't get me wrong, I love black friday. I love the excitement of shopping in the middle of the night. But people are stupid.

Who pepper sprays other shoppers for an XBOX? Really? How much does that say about what your priorities in life are? Who runs over a child for shopping deals?

Also, the sales were not that good this year. There were some good deals, but actually we saw much better sales the week before thanksgiving!

Here in America, we really need a reality check sometimes!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Natural Selection Book Review & Giveaway

Natural Selection ~ Forces of Nature ~ Book One

What do you do when you find out your family isn't your family, death is knocking at your door, and that guy you can't stop thinking about knows more about who you are than you do? Amelia Hoffman was just a normal 15 year old until she found out the truth. Now ancient myths, supernatural beings, and murder have changed everything. Tests and school dances are no longer the biggest worry in her life-- she has to figure out how to save everyone she loves and accept the future in front of her before its too late.
This is such a great book! I loved reading it. The book is designed for young adults, but it was good even for adults! 

Now to the good part:
GIVEAWAY: I am giving away a copy of Natural Selections to one lucky reader! You can choose from a print version or electronic version.
MANDATORY: You must be a GFC follower.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Free L'Occitane Hand Cream!

L'Occitane is giving away vouchers for free hand creme. They will mail the voucher to you and you have to pick it up in store. We have one in my local mall, so I will just pick it up next time I am there.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Therabreath Review and Giveaway

I was given the opportunity to review some of TheraBreath's toothpaste, mouthwash, and lozenges! All of them are designed to prevent and treat bad breath. I was not familiar with TheraBreath prior to this review. But I am very thankful I was given the chance to review these wonderful products!
Fresh Breath Toothpaste

    I really liked their toothpaste. First, let me state that I am a toothpaste snob. I really usually only use one brand because I don't like the taste of others. However with TheraBreath that is not an issue. I liked the taste or rather lack of a taste. This product really does not have much taste to it, which I liked. Another plus is that it does not contain any sodium lauryl sulfate. I have been trying to cut out sulfates, so this was a great product for us. 
     I also liked their Fresh Breath Oral Rinse. This product also contains no sodium lauryl sulfate, saccharin, aspartame, or artificial colors or flavors. I love the fact that it was natural. It is a rinse that is watery, but in a good way. There was no bite, which I hate in most rinses! 

   While the other two products did not have too much taste. the fresh breath lozenges had a ton of taste! They are minty fresh and yummy. Great for getting rid of bad breath.

   TheraBreath is also has products for the prevention of canker sores. Check them out when you get a chance.

GIVEAWAY: ThereBreath is giving one lucky reader a tube of Toothpaste and a bottle of their oral rinse. 

MANDATORY ENTRY: You must be a GFC or email subscriber. Leave a comment below letting me know!

EXTRA Entries: After doing the mandatory entry you may leave a comment for each of the extra.
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Giveaway will end on November 5 at 11:59 PM. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

40% off all Photo Books at Shutterfly

Shutterfly is having a great sale right now! They are offering 40% off photo books with the code BOOK40.

I love their photo books. They are great and look awesome. It is a great way to save memories!

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Weekly Menu Plan

Monday- Poppyseed Chicken
Tuesday- Going out for my birthday with friends
Wednesday- Crockpot Stuffed Peppers
Thursday- French Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Friday- Slow Cooker Taco Chicken

Do you need help organizing your bills? $500 giveaway

Manila is an online service that is completely free! It keeps your bills organized. Manilla is a free web based service that helps consumers better manage all of their household accounts, including financial, utilities, subscriptions and travel rewards programs, in one secure place online. Under a single password, Manilla provides customers with an automated, organized view of all of their account information, text and/or email reminders to pay bills and unlimited storage of account documents that Manilla has seamlessly retrieved for the consumer. 

Why is Manilla necessary
Most people have more than 20 different household accounts, including three to four credit cards, several travel and hotel rewards accounts, multiple magazine and newspaper subscriptions, plus cable, phone, and other assorted utility bills. In order to stay on top of all this, people have to manage daily incoming paper mail, an array of online usernames and passwords, and websites in order to access important account information and take action. Manilla seamlessly retrieves all your account information & current balances, previous payments, upcoming bills due and stores it for you in one secure place. Most importantly, you need only one password to view, manage and organize it all. 

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Review and GIVEAWAY: Prefense Hand Sanitizer

I was super excited to get a chance to review Prefense Non-Alcohol Hand Sanitizer. Can you believe one squirt will work for the entire day! But the thing I love the best about Prefense is the fact that it is nontoxic, which is perfect for my daughter's daycare. After sampling the sanitizer for a few days, I gave it to my daughter's teacher. They are constantly in need of hand sanitizer. Anyways, back to the pluses!!! Prefense is made from silica, which is a natural compound already found in our bodies. This keep our skin smooth and soft while protecting us from germs.

One thing I am not a fan of regular sanitizer is the fact that it dries out my hands! But Prefense does not do that! It also feels as if it is a moisturizer! Prefense kills 99.9% of bacteria, which is much needed in cold and flu season!
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Free 1 year subscription to Redbook

Click here to get a free 1 year subscription to Redbook magazine!

Burt's Bee's Natural Skin Solutions Review! Free Samples Possible

I was recently given the chance through BzzAgent to try out Burt's Bees Natural Skin Solutions. First let me disclaim that I received the product for free but all opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine! I was provided with the face wash and moisturizer.

I am totally in love with the face wash. Not only does it not break my skin out AT ALL, even after two weeks of use, but it smells so good. The level of foaming is just about perfect. The first time I washed with it, I noted that my skin did not feel dried out at all afterwards. 

The moisturizer was just the right amount of moisture. It did feel a bit heavy to me going on, but that helped it last all day. There was no need to reapply at all. Plus, when I put on makeup it helped to smooth it out. There was no oiliness at all, not when I first put it on and not hours later!

If you would like a free sample of the moisturizer and a coupon, please leave a comment with your email and I will get the sample out to you! Please note: I have a limited number of samples available so it will be on a first come first serve basis.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Donate to a family in need

I am copying this post from! I thought it would be a great idea!!!

Hey guys! The Love Drop team is at it again! They just came back from the Boston area where they dropped $5,000 worth of appliances and gifts to a woman who recently got hit by a car and is recovering in a wheelchair, and THIS month they're trying to round up the love for precious newborn triplets!


We want to help Jeff and Becca (the parents) prepare to bring them home from the hospital, as all three were born very underweight and are currently in the Neonatal ICU (they're doing great though! And will be coming home soon). With four children already, adding a surprise batch of triplets is going to put considerable financial strain on the family, and that's where we come in!

Let's help give them everything they need to welcome the triplets home, including diapers, food, furniture, gift cards - any cool baby stuff you can think of. We're shooting for at least $3,000 in cash, plus gifts.

Want to help? Here are five ways you can participate:
  • Give $1.00 - This money will help go to their family, and every dollar counts!
  • Give a gift card - Gift cards are extremely helpful. Places like Target, Wal-mart, restaurants, etc would be incredible. out.
  • Give a gift or service - Anything you can do to help this family out would be appreciated! Be creative!
  • Donate baby stuff! - Specifically diapers, formula and clothes. Gift cards here are awesome too. (Or maybe you have contacts in the baby world?)
  • Share this site with others – Tweet about Love Drop, Facebook “like” it, and share it with any friends or family you think would be interested. The more we get the word out, the more we can help the triplets! :)
Money is always needed, but the cool factor comes when people start giving creatively. Tell us how you want to give, and we’ll make it happen!

You can reach the Love Drop team here anytime with questions or by checking them out at Thanks everyone! We'll let you know how it goes!

Sunday Coupon Preview-10/9

This week looks like it will be good. Not great like last week but good!! Thanks to Sunday Coupon Preview for the list. There will be 1 smart source and 1 red plum. Please, keep in mind that inserts will vary based on which paper you get.

Smart Source:

Similac Product Save $2/1 (11/30)
Jergens Save $1/1 jergerns moisturizer 7.5 fl + or Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer excluding 2 fl oz body moisturizer (12/3)
Ban Deodorant Save $1/2 (12/03)
John Frieda Product Save $2/1 exclude trial size, radiant red or luminous color glaze (12/3)
John Frieda Root Awakenig product Save $2/1 (12/3)  ETS
John Frieda Save $2/1 Precision foam colour (12/3)
Curel Save $2/1 Itch Defense or sensitive Skin remedy Moisturizers 7.5oz or + (12/3) ETS
Curel Save $1/1 any curel moisturizer 3.5oz + (12/3) ETS
Dole Fruit Smoothie Shakers Save $1/2 (12/31)
Dole Frozen Fruit Single-Serve cups Save $1/2 (12/31)
Smart Balance Buttery spreads or Buttery sticks Save $1/2 (11/23)
Smart Balance Rich Roast peanut butters Save $1/1 (11/23)
Smart Balance carton milk Save $.75/1 (11/23)
Smart Balance Cooking Oil or spray Save $1/1 (11/23)
Smart Balance Popcorn Save $1/1 (11/23)
Smart Balance Omega Plus Light Mayonnaise Dressing Save $1/1 (11/23)
DI Lusso Save $1/1 on one half pound of Di Lusso genoa or Sopressata Salami (12/31)
Pedia Care Product Save $1/1 (3/31/12)
Zegerid OTC Product Save $2/1 (11/27)
Zegeric Save $6/1 only 42 count OTC Product (11/27)
Resolve Save $.50/1 Laundry Pre-Treat Product (11/20)
Sargento Natural Sliced Cheeses Save $1/2 (11/20) dnd
Boudreaux’s product Save $1/1 (12/31)
Fisher Snack Nut Save $1/1 4oz + (12/9)
Fisher Fusions Items Save $1/2 4oz + (12/9)
Bausch +Soothe eye drops Save $4/1 (1/31/12)
Bio True Save $1.50/1 Bio true multi-purpose solution 10oz + (12/9)
Bio True Save $3.00 on twin pack of Biotrue or Renu Fresh multi-purpose solution (12/9)

Red Plum:
Save $1.00/1 20 oz la looks product (1-9-12
save $2.00/1 purchase of i-cool (12-31)
save $2.00/1 garnier moisture 11-20)
save $3.00 on IAMS sporting formula dry dog food 35 lb bag (12-31)
save $2.00/1 centrum adult (12-4)
save $2.00/1 centrum silver adult (12-4)
save $1.00/1 childrens dimetapp product (11-15)
save $.75/1 minute rice whith the purchase 1 mrs dash (11-30)
save $.50/1 minute rice (12-31)
save $1.00/1 variety of land o frost bistro favorites (12-31)
save $1.00/1 maybelline NEW YORK mascara (12-9)
save $1.00/2 sparkle paper towels (11-19)
save $2.00/1 listerine TOTAL CARE ZERO (12-31)
save $1.00/1 listerine (12-31)
save $1.00/1 listerine WHITENING (16 oz) (12-31)
save $3.00/1 shade samy fat foam (12-31)
save $2.00/1 nature smart ester-c (tablet or powder) (12-7)
save $5.00/1 osteo bi-flex (12-20)
save $5.00/1 dermaskin 5 minute or 90 second (10-31)

Free Kefir

Lifeway is giving away coupons for free Kefir. I have never tried it, but heard it is like a yogurt. I am excited to try it.
Click here to take the survey and get your free coupon. The survey will only take 2 minutes.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Real Moms Love To Eat!!!! Review and Sweepstakes

Here at MommaMoney we love to support other mom bloggers and small businesses! Beth Aldrich is coming out with a great book in January! It is called Real Moms Love to Eat. The book is all about loving food and losing weight at the same time. This book really spoke with me because I love food. I love cooking for my family including desserts, but I still need to lose some post baby weight!!

One great part about the book is that it contains a 21 days of recipes, tips, and lifestyle changes. I am looking forward to discovering new foods and continuing on my love affair with food.

  Beth Aldrich has a great blog, Real Moms Love to Eat, you should check it out. She is also hosting a Sweepstakes that you can enter. She is giving away prizes twice a month. If you pre-order the book you will get one entry and if you sign up for her newsletter you get a second entry.

Disclosure: I was gifted a free copy of the book and an affiliate swag bag for my participation.

Top ways to keep your family healthy through cold and flu season.

     Many of you know that I have a wonderful 18 month old toddler named Madalyn. Well, Madalyn goes to daycare and comes home with all the germs she has gathered from the other wonderful toddlers. I am in law school and stuck in rooms with hundreds of other students. We all share germs. The last thing I want to do is have to take a day off of school to take care of a sick baby and if you are a stay at home mom probably the last thing you want is to be sick while having to take care of kids! So here are some tips for staying well!

  1. Make sure you wash your hands plenty. I love using the Lysol Healthy Touch No Hands Soap Dispenser. This makes it easy to wash without touching and spreading germs. You should wash for at least 20 seconds or as long as it takes to sing the Happy Birthday song twice! 
  2. Make sure you disinfect highly touched areas of your house. I try to spray down all door handles once a day. I make sure the counter tops are cleaned everyday with disinfecting spray. 
  3. Get plenty of rest. As moms, we are always doing hundreds of things and not necessarily taking care of ourselves. I learned this well this past week. Make sure you are getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night and eating your fruits and veggies!
  4. Remove your shoes as soon as you enter the house. We are lucky to have hardwood floors downstairs, but I do not want to have all the dirt from outside trapped in the carpet. We also make sure we mop the floors at least a week. 
  5. If you are sick, stay home from work or school. It is easier for one person to get over sickness than for an entire class to try to get over it. It just drags out the recovery period. 
  6. Get your flu shot!!!!!  Like Lysol® on Facebook and get a flu shot badge and an opportunity to receive a $5 flu shot rebate. Learn more about the flu rebate at
  7. If one person in your family is sick, try to limit who is around them. If dad is sick, perhaps just mom should help him. If one child is sick, try to keep them away from other children.
  8. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose. This just spreads germs more. 
  9. Always use a tissue to wipe your nose. Do not continue to reuse that tissue instead throw it away as soon as you wipe your nose. 
  10. Getting moderate exercise and proper nutrition are great ways to strengthen your immune system.
Keeping my family healthy and happy is one of my biggest goals as I am sure it is for most moms and dads! The best way to prevent the flu is to follow these points and make sure you have a flu vaccine. Everyone 6 months and older should have been given the immunization. 
Lysol Cold & Flu PreventionLysol Cold & Flu

“I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Lysol blogging program, for a gift card worth $40. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Coupons Available!

New Coupons:
Coupons From October 1st:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Toluna- Earn Money Taking Surveys!!! Chance to win $4500

Toluna is a global site for everything related to surveys, polls and opinions! When you become a Toluna community member you enjoy the following benefits:
  • Earn points worth $1 to $5 each time you qualify for and complete a survey! You’ll also earn for the polls and opinion topics you create! Each time you participate in or complete a survey you’ll be entered into a monthly $4500 prize draw!
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As soon as you register, you’ll be entered to win their monthly $4500 cash drawing!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

50% off EcoMom plus an additional 30% off.

Plum District currently has $60 worth of Eco Mom products for only $30. But to make it even better they have  a 30% off code for this whole week. The code is PLUMLOVE. That makes it only $21 for $60 worth of products, plus Free Shipping!!!

MixBook has great holiday cards!!!

Mixbook offers many great options for cards. They have a ton of designs for Hannukah, Christmas, and Holiday cards. You can also order birthday cards, birth announcements, invitations, etc.

One intriguing option that Mixbook offers is the opportunity to build your own card. We recently ordered cards from them and love them!!! They are super cute and great quality.They are a lot cheaper than other personalized photo card websites.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

They are running a special right now of 50% off cards, calenders, and photo books. The code is HolidayMix. This is great way to get started on your Christmas preparations. I don't know about you but I am super excited for the holidays this year.

Bil-Jac Super Premium Dog Food

I was recently allowed the chance to review Bil-Jac Super Premium Dog Food through BzzAgent. As some of you know, I have three dogs. A large pit/lab, a doberman, and a pug. In other words, we go through a lot of dog food in our house.

The major thing I love about Bil Jac is the fact that in a 5 lb bag of dog food there is 4 lbs of ACTUAL chicken. Many of the cheaper dog foods, put in Chicken By-Product and corn as their major ingredients.

Also, my pit/lab mix, Chubbs, has allergies to many different types of food. His skin goes red and yucky. But Bil-Jac offers a great Sensitive formula that worked great with his allergies.

Bil-Jac is available on many websites such as Wag, Amazon, Dog, Pet Food Direct, etc. You can also buy Bil-Jac at most pet speciality stores.

Disclosure: I received a coupon to try this product for free. However, this post is 100% my opinion.

Monday, September 19, 2011

CVS freebie- One Candy or Beverage

If you like CVS on Facebook and enter your ExtraCare card number, they will email you a coupon for a free candy or beverage. This is only good through 9/22, so hurry!

Have you tried Superpoints?

Have you tried Superpoints? You can click on the Superpoints button everyday and collect points. They have some great rewards. I am super close to getting a $10 gift certificate somewhere of my choice! You can also do offers like Swagbucks and MyPoints.
This is invite only but if you would like an invite comment below with your email and I will send you one!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sunday Paper Preview: Smart Source Coupons

Here is the list of Smart Source Coupons for 9.18.2011. Keep in mind that coupons may vary by area.

Arm & Hammer $1.00/2 laundry products x11/1/11
Barilla $0.55/1 whole grain pasta x11/13/11
Clairol $2.00/1 hair color x10/31/11
Clairol $3.00/1 Nice ‘n Easy color blend foam hair color x10/30/11
Cream of Wheat $1.00/2 12oz+ x11/30/11
Excedrin $1.50/1 80ct+ x12/18/11
Finish $1.00/1 Quantum, Powerball or GelPac x10/23/11
Finlandia $1.00/1 6oz+ cheese dnd x12/31/11
Fruitables $1.00/1 8pk juice boxes x12/31/11
Infusium 23 $1.00/1 shampoo, conditioner or leave-in treatment x10/31/11
Jolly Time $0.50/1 microwave popcorn x11/15/11
Kaboom $0.50/1 foam-tastic bathroom or toilet cleaner x11/30/11
Kaboom $0.50/1 shower, tub & tile cleaner or mold & mildew stainbuster x11/30/11
Lumene $4.00/1 product excludes trial size and 10ct wipes x11/30/11
Marzetti $1.00/1 caramel dip 12oz+ x12/31/11
Method $0.50/1 product x11/30/11
New York $0.50/1 frozen product x12/31/11
Old El Paso $0.50/1 product excluding refrigerated, frozen or soup products x11/12/11
OxiClean $0.75/1 pre-treater x11/30/11
OxiClean $1.00/1 liquid or MaxForce power paks x11/30/11
OxiClean $1.00/1 versatile stain remover 3lb+ x11/30/11
Paseo $1.00/1 12-roll bath or 8-roll paper towel x12/31/11
Planters $0.75/1 NUTrition bars 5ct box or Big Nut bars 5ct box dnd x11/30/11
Prevacid $4.00/1 24hr product x11/18/11
Purina $1.50/2 Busy chew treats x12/18/11
Purina $1.00/1 Busy Rollhide chew treat or Busy Chewnola chew treat x12/18/11
Purina $1.00/2 Busy chew treats x12/18/11
Schick $1.00/1 Slim Twin or Slim Triple disposable razor pack excludes 2ct x10/30/11
Schick $3.00/2 Slim Twin or Slim Triple disposable razor packs excludes 2ct x10/30/11
St. Ives $0.75/1 lotion x10/31/11
Tabasco $0.75/1 any size, any flavor dnd x10/31/11
Tom’s of Maine $1.00/1 bar soap ets x11/2/11
Tom’s of Maine $1.00/1 deodorant ets x11/2/11
Tom’s of Maine $1.00/1 toothpaste or mouthwash ets x11/2/11
Trident $1.00/3 single packs x11/13/11
Wonderful Pistachios $1.00/1 6oz+ x11/25/11
Zyrtec $4.00/1 24ct+ x10/30/11

Sunday Paper Preview: Red Plum Coupons

Here are the coupons you can expect in the Red Plum insert on 9.18.2011. Keep in mind they do vary by area.

Ahh Bra $2.00/1 x12/18/11
Crave Free soft treat for cats up to $1.59 x10/29/11
Crest $0.75/1 Rinse 440mL+ x10/31/11
DermaSilk $5.00/1 5 Minute Face Lift or 90 Second Eye Lift x10/15/11
FiberChoice $2.00/1 90ct product x10/31/11
Garnier Fructis $1.00/1 shampoo, conditioner or treatment ets x11/1/11
Kashi $1.00/2 6oz+ crackers, cookies or bars Target coupon excl single serving size x10/9/11
Kashi/Bear Naked $1.00/2 cold cereal or granola excl single serving size Target Coupon x10/9/11
Keebler $0.55/1 Mint Creme Middles 9.5oz cookies x11/13/11
Keebler $0.55/2 cookies 6.6oz+
L’Oreal $1.00/1 EverSeek, EverPure orEverStrong shampoo or conditioner x11/13/11
L’Oreal $1.00/1 EverSleek, EverPure or Everstrong treatment x11/13/11
L’Oreal $1.00/1 Paris skincare product x11/13/11
L’Oreal $2.00/1 Excellence or Ecellence to-Go shade x11/13/11
L’Oreal $2.00/1 Paris cosmetic face product x11/13/11
L’Oreal $2.00/1 Paris powder, blush, concealer or primer x11/13/11
L’Oreal $2.00/1 RevitaLift Clinical Repair 10 x11/13/11
P.F. Chang’s $1.00/1 Home Menu Meals for 2 x10/16/11
Pedigree $1.00/1 dog food bag 3.5lb+ x10/29/11
Pedigree $1.00/2 Dentastix 5.5oz+, Marrobone 8oz+, Jumbone 6.34oz+, Breathbuster or Goodbites x10/30/11
Pedigree B1G1 free canned dog food 13.2oz or 22oz up to $1.25 x10/29/11
Sara Lee $0.55/1 thin style buns dnd x10/15/11
Sensodyne $1.00/1 ProNamel iso-Active foaming gel x12/31/11
Sprayway $0.50/1 product x12/31/11
Ultra $4.00/1 bag of dog food Valid only at Petsmart x10/31/11
Whiskas $1.00/1 bag of dry food for cats x11/12/11
Whiskas B2G1 free on any tray up to $0.69 x11/12/11

An update on my life!!!

Someone gave me the idea to blog about events in our lives so that in a few years we will remember all the good events of our life! So I thought I would give a update!!!

Me- I have been super busy adjusting back to school and work! (Hence the lack of blog posts!) I am working for a public defender this semester and it has turned out to be some great work. The reason I got to get caught up today is that I am home sick with a bad sinus infection. I am excited to be only around 220 days away from the end of my law school career. Unfortunately with the beginning of the third year, the bar application starts. Now, this isn't a simple application! Oh no, you basically have to turn over every detail of your entire life and hope they allow you to sit for the exam! So life is busy around here!
       I have also embarked on a big weight loss journey (unfortunately being sick meant getting off that train!) I am bound and determined to lose 15 lbs by Christmas! (Just in time to gain it back!)

Billy- He really hasn't been up to too much! Just working and trying to take care of his two girls. He has been great about taking Maddy to day care and picking her up while I don't feel well. I also am forcing him to keep me on track with this weight loss by working out with me!

Maddy- I cannot believe next week she is going to be 18 months old! How did that happen? It still seems like yesterday that I found out I was pregnant with her! She is running everywhere and talking up a storm. Her vocabulary is growing day by day! I took out same baby clothes to sort the other day and could not believe she ever fit into the newborn clothes! It is exciting to see but I am missing her being little. She is growing up too fast.
         She loves her K-1 class. They have taught her the word apple and ball so far this school year. She was also pointing out the color red.

Well thats all I have for now! What has been going on in your life???

Sorry for the lack of posts!

I have been super busy and have failed to be posting! I have a few reviews and giveaways coming up!

Winner of Dark Corners

Congrats to #18 lkirkla9

You have been contacted and have 48 hours to respond. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dark Corners Review and Giveaway

I was recently given the opportunity to review Dark Corners by Liz Schulte. First, let me disclose that suspense is not my type of genre, but I LOVED this book. I couldn't put it down. I read the entire thing in less than a day! 

Ella's husband was murdered very violently in their house. She believes he may have been killed by a ghost because she cannot get over the feeling that someone or something is watching her 24/7. A year has gone by with no arrests and no answers in her husband's murder, so Ella decides it is time to take the investigation into her own hands. The discovery is unbelievable! 

This is very different from many other suspense novels that I have read. I must say this is an incredibly interesting book and the editors have been so gracious to give a copy to one of my readers.

Giveaway: One lucky reader will win a copy of Dark Corners. The winner can choose between an ebook and a paper copy. 

The book tour is also giving away a signed copy, $20 Amazon gift card, and a $20 Barnes and Noble Gift Card. Enter here

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Details: This giveaway will end on September 14, 2011 at 11:59 pm. One winner will be chosen via

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book to review. All opinions are 100% mine. I received no other compensation for this post.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Today is my last day for spending!

My husband has challenged me to one month of no spending. We are able to buy gas for the cars and pay bills. But no grocery shopping, no clothes shopping. No extras!

Can I do it?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Free Makeup Bag at Target

Target's Sample Spot is once away giving away make up bags filled with samples. These are great because they also come stocked with coupons!!!

The basics of saving money!

So everyday for the next week or so I am going to post about the simple basics of how to save money. Lately, friends have been asking me how I manage to save all of this money, so I thought I would start a small series!

1. Do NOT make assumptions about prices. This is with stores, brands, etc. For instance, just because Wal-mart advertises that they have the lowest prices. This is not true. Do not assume that a store brand is always cheaper than a brand name. Also, do not assume that a brand name is cheaper with a coupon then a store brand. Take 5 minutes and do the math!

2. Always pair coupons with sales! If an item isn't on sale, save the coupon until it goes on sale!

3. Follow blogs that do coupon matchups for your favorite stores. I love and If you google your favorite store, you will find one. These bloggers put a LOT of time into these matchups!

4. When you make your shopping list, check out a coupon database, like ones at, and you can search by the name! This is a great way to pair coupons with sales!

Stop by tomorrow for some more!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Smart Source Coupon Preview 8/28

Here is the coupons for smart source:

.55/1 Barilla pasta sauce
.50/1 Bestlife buttery spread, spray, or baking sticks
.75/2 Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie or Dessert Bar mix
$1 off Bic multi-purpose or multi-position lighter
$1 off Bissell machine 2x deep cleaning formula, full size
$1 off Bissell Woolite Stomp 'n Go
$4 off Biz stain fighter AND Rio Blu-ray or DVD
.75/1 Chock Full o' Nuts coffee
$2 off Claritin product, 4 oz or 10 ct +
.40/1 Colgate manual toothbrush or Wisp 4 ct +, excl Plus and Extra Clean
$1 off Colgate Optic White toothpaste, excl trial size
.50/1 Colgate toothpaste, 4 oz +
$1 off Creta Farms smoked sausage
$1 off Crunchmaster crackers
.75/2 Dole fruit gel
.75/1 Dole parfait
$3 off Dr. Scholl's For Her insoles and Fast Flats
$3 off Dr. Scholl's massaging gel insoles
$2 off Energizer AA or AAA 4 or 8 pk Ultimate Lithium or Advanced Lithium batteries
$1 off Energizer batteries or flashlight
B1G1 Foster Farms Italian chicken sausage, chicken burgers or chicken breakfast sausage, max $5
.50/1 General Mills Chex cereals
Free Hershey's Air Delight milk chocolate bar wyb regular milk chocolate bar, max $1.19
$1 off Hershey's Kisses Air Delight aerated milk chocolate, 9.4 oz
$1/2 Hershey's syrup bottles 17 oz + or Reese's or Heath topping 4 oz +
$3/2 John Frieda Brilliant Brunette, excl trial size
$1 off John Frieda full size product, excl Precision Foam colour
$2 off John Frieda Precision Foam colour
$1/2 Kraft dressing, 14 or 16 oz
$1 off MJB coffee
$1 off Mt. Olive pickles, pepper or relish
.50/1 Nature Valley chewy trail mix bars, 6 ct +
$1 off Neutrogena facial cleanser
$2 off Neutrogena facial moisturizer or treatment
.75/2 Pace jars
.50/1 Palmolive baby bottle 10 oz, toy, or dish wash 20 oz
.25/1 Palmolive Ultra dish liquid, 25 oz +
$1 off Pledge furniture care
$1 off Pledge multi-surface
$1 off Pom 16 oz or Pom Lite 48 oz
$1/6 Purina Mighty Dog canned dog food
$2 off Purina Mighty Dog canned dog food, multipk or (12) singles
$3 off RevitaLens OcuTec multipurpose disinfecting solution, 10 oz +
$1 off Revlon beauty tool
$1.50 off Sani-Surface household disinfecting wipes
.50/2 Sargento Natural Cheese slices
.50/1 Sargento snacks, 5 oz +
$1 off Tena pads
$1 off Tena Women's or Men's underwear
$1 off Torani syrup bottle
.50/1 White Castle microwave hamburger or cheeseburger, 6 pk
$1 off WhoNu? nutrition rich cookies
$2 off Wilkinson Sword Men's 3 blade razor
$2 off Wilkinson Sword Women's 3 blade razor

Red Plum Coupon Preview 8/28

$1 off All laundry detergent, 28 load +
$1/2 Arrowhead Mountain Spring water, insert
$1.50 off Arrowhead Mountain Spring water reg or w/ fluoride, 8 oz multipk
$1 off Arrowhead Sparkling Mountain Spring water, .5 L 6 pk or (2) 1 L
.75/1 C&H Granulated sugar, 4 or 5 lb
.40/1 C&H Organic 24 oz or Washed Raw 32 oz sugar
$1 off Carbona ceramic cooktop power cleaner
$1 off Carbona household cleaners
$1 off Carbona Service-it washing machine cleaner
$1.50/2 Clemmy's All Natural Sugar Free ice cream products
.75/1 Degree Men's or Women's deodorant
$1 off Degree Men's or Women's Premium deodorant or body mist
$5 off DermaSilk 5 Minute Face lift or 90 Second Eye lift
$1 off Disney or Marvel vitamins
.30/1 Domino Organic or Demerara sugar, 24 oz
.50/1 Domino sugar product, 2 lb +
$1 off Emmi Swiss yogurt
.50/1 Ferrero Rondnoir, Rocher, or Raffaello confections, 4.2 oz +
.50/1 Gallo Salame pepperoni
$1.50 off Gallo Salame product, 15.2 oz +
$1 off Garnier Fructis hair care, excl trial size
$1 off Garnier Fructis stylant, excl trial size
$1/2 Jimmy Dean Breakfast bowls
$1 off Jimmy Dean Breakfast sandwich or Jimmy D's product
$1/2 Keebler Club crackers, 11 oz +
$1/3 Kellogg's Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, Honey Smacks or Frosted Flakes cereal, 8.7 oz +
$1/2 Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats cereals, 14.5 oz +
$1/3 Kellogg's Pop-Tarts toaster pastries or Mini crisps, 6 ct +
$1.50 off Kibbles 'n Bits dry dog food
.55/1 Knott's Berry Farm jam, jelly or preserves
$3 off L'Oreal Elnett hairpray, 11 oz
$1 off L'Oreal EverPure product
$1 off L'Oreal Paris skincare
$2 off L'Oreal Shade of Preference
$2 off L'Oreal Youth Code product
$1 off Land O'Frost sub sandwich kit
$1/4 Libby's canned vegetables
$1/2 Libby's fruit products
$1 off Marcal Small Steps towel 8 roll +, bath tissue 12 roll + or (2) napkins
$1/2 Mars M&M's or Dove chocolate, 8.5 oz +
$1 off Meow Mix cat food cups, multipk or (4) singles
$1 off Meow Mix dry cat food, 3.15 lb +
.75/1 Morningstar Farms Veggie Foods product
.50/1 Newman's Own pasta sauce, lemonade, marinade or popcorn
.75/1 Newman's Own salad dressing
$1 off Newman's Own Thin & Crispy pizza
$7 off Nicorette gum 100 ct +, lozenge 72 ct +, mini lozenge 81 ct or Nicoderm CQ 14 ct +
$1 off Nutella jar, 13 oz +
$1 off Plus White product
$1/2 Poland Spring Natural Spring water, 710 mL multipk
$1/2 Poland Spring Natural Spring water w/ fluoride, 8 oz multipk
$1 off Poland Spring Sparkling Natural Spring water, .5 L 6 pk or (2) 1 L
$1/2 Quaker Chewy Smashbar or granola bars
$1 off Rimmel product
.55/1 Sara Lee Iron Kids better white bread
$1 off Sundown vitamin or supplement
$1 off Surf laundry detergent
$2 off Surf laundry detergent, 120 loads +
$1/2 Tropicana Pure Premium products, 59 oz
$1/2 Tums product, 24 ct +
$1 off Visine product
$2 off Visine product w/ Hydroblend moisturizer
$2 off Visine-A or soothing wipes
$1/2 Vita Bone dog biscuits, 24-56 oz
.50/1 Whiskas Temptations cat treats
$1/2 Zatarains frozen entrees
$1/3 Zatarains rice mixes
$5 off Zyrtec adult product, 24 ct +

Proctor and Gamble Sunday Coupon Preview

We can expect to see a Proctor and Gamble insert in this Sunday's paper. Most of there coupons usually expire one month after the insert, so you can expect a 9/31 expiration date!

$1 off Align product
$1 off Always Infinity, 14 ct +
.50/1 Always pads, clean or feminine cleansing cloths
.50/1 Always pantiliners, 30 ct +
.25/1 Bounty towels or napkins
$1 off Cascade product
.25/1 Charmin product
$2 off Clairol hair color
$3 off Clairol Nice 'n Easy Colorblend foam
$1 off Clearblue Ovulation test
$1 off Clearblue Pregnancy test
$1 off CoverGirl product
$2.50/2 CoverGirl product
$7 off Crest 3D White Professional Effects 2 hr Express, Advanced Vivid, Stain Shield or Gentle Routine whitestrips
$1 off Crest Pro-Health For Me toothpaste
$1 off Crest Pro-Health rinse, 4040 mL +
.50/1 Crest toothpaste 4 oz + or liquid gel
$1 off Crest toothpaste 4 oz + or liquid gel, excl Cavity, Baking Soda or Tartar
.75/1 Dawn Plus product
.50/1 Dawn product
.50/1 Downy fabric softener liquid or sheets
.50/1 Duracell Coppertone Ultra Advanced, Ultra Photo Lithium or specialty batteries
$1.50 off Duracell rechargeable batteries, charger or 6 pk + hearing aid batteries
$1 off Febreze Air Effects
$2 off Febreze candle
$1 off Febreze fabric refresher
$2 off Febreze Home Collection diffuser or candle
.50/1 Febreze Noticeables refill
$3 off Febreze Noticeables warmer
Free Febreze Scented Shades refill wyb Flameless Luminary wooden lamp base, max $5.99
$1 off Febreze Set&Refresh
.50/1 Fixodent adhesive, 1.05 oz +
.75/1 Fixodent cleanser
$1 off Gillette bodywash
Free Gillette bodywash wyb deodorant, max $5.49, excl trial size
$2 off Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor
$1 off Gillette Fusion shave prep
$2 off Gillette Fusion skin care product
$2 off Gillette Mach3 disposable razor 3 ct, Sensor3 4 ct or CustomPlus3 4 ct
$3 off Gillette Mach3 disposable razor 6 ct, Sensor3 8 ct or CustomPlus 3 8 ct
Free Gillette shave prep wyb Mach3 cartridges 8 ct +, max $3.29
$2 off Gillette Venus Embrace, Spa Breeze, ProSkin MoistureRich razor or bikini trimmer, excl disposables
$1 off Gillette Venus refill
$1 off Head & Shoulders shampoo or conditioner, excl trial size
$1/2 Herbal Essence product, excl trial size
.35/1 Ivory bar or bodywash or Safeguard bar or liquid hand soap
$1 off Metamucil product
.50/1 Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
$1/2 Olay bars, body wash, in-shower lotion or hand & body lotion, excl trial size
$1/2 Olay bars, body wash, in-shower lotion or hand & body lotion
$1 off Olay facial moisturizer or cleanser
Free Old Spice deodorant wyb bodywash, max $5.49, excl trial size
$1/2 Old Spice products, 1.7 oz +
$3 off Oral-B battery toothbrush
.75/1 Oral-B floss or picks 30 ct +
$1 off Oral-B Pro-Health For Me CrossAction or Pulsar manual toothbrush
$1 off Oral-B Pro-Health For Me floss
.75/1 Oral-B Pulsar 3D White, Pro-Health Complete or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense manual toothbrush
$1.50 off Pampers box diapers or pants or (2) bags
$1 off Prilosec OTC
$1/2 Pringles fat free cans, 165 g +
.50/1 Pringles Snack Stacks or Stix
$1/4 Pringles Super Stack cans, 180 g +
.25/1 Puffs tissue, 3 pk or (3) singles
.75/1 Scope mouthwash, 710 mL +
Free Secret deodorant excl Clinical wyb Olay Pro-X, Regenerist or Total Effects facial moisturizer, max $4.99, excl Pro-X cleansing device and refills and trial size
$1/2 Secret product, excl trial size
$1 off Tampax Pearl Reg or Compak tampons, 18 ct +
.50/1 Tampax product, 18 ct +
.50/1 Tide detergent or stain release
$1.50/2 Tide detergent or stain release or Downy product
$1.50 off Tide stain release 26-54 oz powder, 15-34 ct duo pac or 36-68 oz liquid
$1 off Vicks product
$3/2 Vicks product

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Free Subscription to Creative Ideas Magazine!

Lowe's is giving away free subscriptions to their magazine! You can choose weekend projects, outdoor living, and home and garden!

Click here to request them!

Frito Lay- Winner

The winner of the Frito Lay Giveaway is #13- Rebby! Congrats! The winner was chosen via

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thred up is having a back to school sale!!!

Have you tried Thred up yet? It is a website when you can buy second hand clothes and you exchange boxes back! I have gotten two boxes and I love this website. But it gets even better! This weekend they are offering 30% off all boxes!!!

Check Thred up out!!