Saturday, February 28, 2009

100 FREE Business Cards

If you have a need for any business cards in your life, this is a great deal! I just made some for Lizzy's Language. Go HERE and Market Splash will send you 100 FREE business cards after you choose the design and color scheme. I really liked being able to choose and create my own card. You do have to give your credit card information, but you are not charged for the cards or shipping. Give it a try! What do you think of my design?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Swagbucks! Here's a Swag Code! ...And Another New Code!

Here's another new code for you...BirthdayBuck (not sure when this one expires so go do it now!)
Enter HappySwagDay (exactly as you see it) for 1 swagbuck!
Hurry it is only for the first 10,000

Search & Win

Today is Swagbucks birthday and to celebrate they will be giving out all kinds of swag codes today. Word has it they may even give out a $100 swagbuck! So, check facebook, twitter, and the swagbuck blog -- To learn more about how I got a $50 Gap gift card, $200 to Ticketmaster, and more....Go HERE! It's not too good to be true -- you really earn awesome gift cards just by choosing to do your everyday searching on swagbucks just like you would on google or yahoo. Try it out!

Monday, February 23, 2009

In Honor of My New Black and White Theme...Here's Some Towels for $10

Go HERE and get two Williams Sonoma black and white monogrammed towels for $10 and FREE shipping! Great Deal!

Happy Day @ CVS!

I have to admit, I have not been pleased with CVS lately. I just haven't found it all that interesting -- until today! I needed pull-ups and wipes and so I just decided to burn some ECB's since there hasn't been anything that I've really wanted to get lately that earned me ECB's. I scanned my card and whoo hoo!!!! I scored a $10/30, plus a $2/1 Huggies wipes and a $3/2 shampoo and conditioner (which I will save for later). So, here's what I got:

2 Pampers Easy ups: $12.49
use 2 $2/1 from recent insert
Total: $10.49

Huggies wipes: $3.49
use $.50/1 from recent insert
use $2/1 CVS crt
Total: $.99

2 Valentines M&M's: $0.87 (these were my fillers to get me up to $30)
use $1/2 from recent insert
Total: $0.37 each

Total MQ's: $5.50
Total CVS Q's: $12
Total ECB's use: $13
Total: 00p $0

So, get to your store this week and see what prints off for you! It could be an exciting trip!

Great Deal on the Disney Pirate Ship!

If you have a little boy in your life who is into pirates right now, I found the perfect gift for him! JC Penny has the Disney life size pirate ship on sale from $129.99 to $29.99. If you go HERE you can see the deal for yourself. Use the code REWARD and get an additional $10 off, plus if you sign up HERE and use the promo code 3008 when signing up they will email you another $5 that you can use online as well. So you would get $129.99 toy for just about $15 -- great deal!

FREE Sub and FREE Kashi products!

Register HERE and get a free sub at Quiznos. They are giving this coupon out to the first 1 million people so hurry! As far as I can tell you can register every adult in your household so this is a really good deal.

Register HERE and recieve a coupon for a Free Kashi frozen entree. I really love the Kashi products!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

1200 Prints for FREE at ArtsCow

Sign up as a new customer at and get 600 free 4x6's and 600 free 5x7's -- amazing deal! Just use the coupon code FREE800 (you may even be able to do it without the code). You may not need to pay for pictures until your kids get married! :)

Clip Some Coupons with $0.84 Scissors!

This is kind of a silly deal, but if you are anything like me your scissors often end up in the black hole of your home. You can get these nice scissors from Office Depot for $0.84 with FREE shipping. They are normally $3.99 -- make sure you use the coupon code 75678616 (they are$0.99, but this will give you an extra %15 off). Hope this is helpful...go HERE for the deal!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Go Paint Something! Coupon for Lowes!

Go HERE for a $10/50 coupon for Lowe's! If you've got enough points from Swagbucks you could combine your gift card with this and get a really great deal! There is an online coupon and a coupon you can print to take into the store.

Another BOGO for Dinner! Sweet Tomatoes!

Go HERE for a "Buy One Get One" for Sweet Tomatoes! I love their soup - it is delicious!

BOGO Ruby Tuesday's Coupon

Go HERE for a "Buy One Get One Free" coupon at Ruby Tuesday's. Don't forget the TGI Friday's BOGO coupon HERE as well.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Beautiful Silver Bracelet for $1.69 Shipped!

I found this beautiful bracelet today for $1.69 with free shipping. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to keep it for myself or give it as a gift. For this price I could do both! Hurry before they are all gone. Go HERE for the deal.
Note: If you go to the main page there are several others marked this cheap as well.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Cookbook for a Penny!

Today I went to Borders, it's a weekly outing in our home. Our kids love the children's section, and it gives us a chance to read a new to them. Anyway, on my way out I looked in the sales section, and I found a book that was price at $0.01; no kidding! The title is World Cuisine/Italy (II) by Antonello Colonna and Carlo Cracco. It is VERY authentic so some of recipes I won't even attempt, but their are some that look delicious. So, if you want a new cookbook or know someone who would, head over to Borders and look this book up!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Being Right vs. Being Content

About a year ago my husband and I went through the most difficult time of our life together. We were in a situation where we were so positive that what we were a part of was not of God, and yet we were still feeling as though God was telling us to be a part of it. We were treated unfairly, unjustly, and harshly. However, the Lord never gave us the freedom to express what we were feeling, or how we perceived our situation. We sought so much counsel, and advice from wiser men and women that our brains truly reached their capacity to hold anymore information. This difficult trial finally came to an end, thankfully. However, we never got justification or vindication. If you've ever been in a situation where you feel so completely right, and so completely misunderstood, than you know how frustrating that was for us. I am definitely the more opinionated between my husband and myself (some might say mouthy, but I preferred opinionated). Walking away quietly without explanation or justifying our actions was so hard for us. However, I am so thankful for what we learned through that experience.

First, trust your husband to lead. If he fails, that's okay. He will know better for the next time, because their will be a next time. If he doesn't fail, by all means, tell him how proud you are of him!

Second, God does not need our mouths to vindicate for Him. Use the least amount of words, hear your voice less than anyone and you will probably make the point God wants you to make. He is perfectly capable of letting the truth be known all on His own. For me to assume otherwise is not only ignorant, but disobedient.

Third, pleasing Jesus is the only thing that matters. Being right is so far down on the list of what matters in life. If no one but Jesus ever knows what you've done right, that is the only person that needs to know.

And lastly, be content. Move on, and and don't dwell on the past. Be happy for where God moves you and happy for where God takes your adversaries. If you don't --- you won't move forward with God, in fact, you will have learned absolutely nothing from your experience.

I can tell you a year later, we are so amazed by God's provision for our lives. He had such purpose in that trial. It brought us to where we are now; our marriage is richer and deeper because of it, and we know Him more completely. We would do it again in a heartbeat. We have gotten some vindication. Many have since called and asked forgiveness and justified our position. The interesting thing is, we don't need it. It doesn't matter anymore. God is God. Whether people see that we were right or wrong doesn't change who God is, and how faithful He has been to us. So I leave you with this thought: Maybe God isn't as concern about people knowing you are "right", as He about people knowing who you serve.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Great Coffee Deal and Some Freebies!

Get 3 boxes of coffee and a travel mug for $3 with FREE Shipping!

Remedy Life has some new free samples for you:

Thursday, February 12, 2009

You Know it's Been a Long Day When....

You put creamer in your child's sippy cup. Wow. Maybe I need a break.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hurry New Swag Code for the first 500!

Search & Win

Go to your SwagBucks account and type in this code exactly as it appears: MSMBLOG

Thanks, MoneySavingMom!

To learn more about SwagBucks go HERE.
This program really works. I've gotten a $50 GAP card, and over $200 to Ticketmaster. My husband and I are going to see Jersey Boys in Chicago for FREE! You have to try this program out.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

FREE Meal @ TGI Fridays!

Go HERE to print a BOGO TGI Friday's entree. Nothing better than a cheap date! Thanks Thrifty Mama!

A Few More Great Offers

Unfortunately, I can't take part in either one of these offers because I don't wear contacts, and I don't have a Bally's Fitness near me, but hopefully you do!


Monday, February 9, 2009

Free Valentine's Day Cookbook

Sign up for a free cookbook. Don't want to go out this Saturday? Cook a meal for your loved one at home with these great recipes.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

What's Better Than Free Jewelry!?!

This might be a great Valentine's Day gift idea. I've seen the jewlery and it really is beautiful and comes quickly. The Silver Jewelry Club is so sure you'll return they are willing to give you free jewerly! You just have to pay shipping, which comes to be about $6.99 and is a great deal for genuine silver jewelry. You just have to put your item in the cart before the time runs out. Have fun and let me know how you do! Just click the image below:

Make-up for $1 and Great Coupon Codes

This is a great deal! E.L.F make-up is awesome and the best part is it's only a $1 - doesn't get better than that - wait - yes it does! I have a coupon code for %50 off.
Use the code CAROLINA to receive each piece of make-up for 50 cents! You can only order up to $15 with this code so if you want more just do another transaction.

If you want bath and body %50 off than use the code BATH50. (this is only good up to $25)

There's a code for 10% which is EGTENAZ.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Well Said....

I have to be honest, I often wonder what the heck I do all's a great answer. :)

By Carolyn HaxWednesday, May 23, 2007; C10

Washington Post

Best friend has child. Her: exhausted, busy, no time for self, no time for me, etc. Me (no kids): Wow. Sorry. What'd you do today? Her: Park, play group . . .
Okay. I've done Internet searches, I've talked to parents. I don't get it. What do stay-at-home moms do all day? Please no lists of library, grocery store, dry cleaners . . . I do all those things, too, and I don't do them EVERY DAY. I guess what I'm asking is: What is a typical day and why don't moms have time for a call or e-mail? I work and am away from home nine hours a day (plus a few late work events) and I manage to get it all done. I'm feeling like the kid is an excuse to relax and enjoy -- not a bad thing at all -- but if so, why won't my friend tell me the truth? Is this a peeing contest ("My life is so much harder than yours")? What's the deal? I've got friends with and without kids and all us child-free folks get the same story and have the same questions.
Tacoma, Wash.

Carolyn's Response:
Relax and enjoy. You're funny.
Or you're lying about having friends with kids.
Or you're taking them at their word that they actually have kids, because you haven't personally been in the same room with them.
Internet searches? I keep wavering between giving you a straight answer and giving my forehead some keyboard. To claim you want to understand, while in the same breath implying that the only logical conclusions are that your mom-friends are either lying or competing with you, is disingenuous indeed.
So, since it's validation you seem to want, the real answer is what you get. In list form. When you have young kids, your typical day is: constant attention, from getting them out of bed, fed, clean, dressed; to keeping them out of harm's way; to answering their coos, cries, questions; to having two arms and carrying one kid, one set of car keys, and supplies for even the quickest trips, including the latest-to-be-declared-essential piece of molded plastic gear; to keeping them from unshelving books at the library; to enforcing rest times; to staying one step ahead of them lest they get too hungry, tired or bored, any one of which produces the kind of checkout-line screaming that gets the checkout line shaking its head.
It's needing 45 minutes to do what takes others 15.
It's constant vigilance, constant touch, constant use of your voice, constant relegation of your needs to the second tier.
It's constant scrutiny and second-guessing from family and friends, well-meaning and otherwise. It's resisting constant temptation to seek short-term relief at everyone's long-term expense.
It's doing all this while concurrently teaching virtually everything -- language, manners, safety, resourcefulness, discipline, curiosity, creativity. Empathy. Everything.
It's also a choice, yes. And a joy. But if you spent all day, every day, with this brand of joy, and then, when you got your first 10 minutes to yourself, wanted to be alone with your thoughts instead of calling a good friend, a good friend wouldn't judge you, complain about you to mutual friends, or marvel how much more productively she uses her time. Either make a sincere effort to understand or keep your snit to yourself.

Some good deals I got this week...

Ocean Spray 64. 0z juice: $1.99
Target $1/1 printable HERE
Internet $1/1 printable HERE
Total: FREE!!

Bag of Frozen Chicken Breasts: $5.99 (cheapest I found this week)

Kid Essentials Boost drinks: $10.99
FREE Internet coupon HERE (you have to sign up and they will mail it to you. Mine came really quickly)
Total: FREE!!!

Country crock prepared sides: Rg. $4.99 Sale: $2.09
use recent coupon $1.25/1 (exp. in FEB. maybe yours are on sale, too.)
Total: $0.84

Garnier Nutriste hair gel: Sale:$1.09
use $1/1 recent coupon
Total: $0.09

Poptarts: $1.95
use $1/1 peelie on the whole grain boxes (I've been doing this deal for a couple weeks)
Total: $0.95

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cool Freebie Site!

Here's a cool little site for you. Check out what's free around the Internet on one site. They update their site every 24 hours. I'm happy to have it all located in one place. Have fun and get your FREE samples!

Also, click HERE for a FREE subscription to Total Landscape Care magazine. If your yard looks anything like mine this magazine might come in handy!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

CVS Deals 2/1/08

Here's my deals this week. I had some good ECB deals and some really good sale items as well.

2 Loreal Revitalift Face Cream: $5.99
use 2 $2/1 coupons from recent inserts
ECB's earned: $10
Total: FREE, plus $2.02 overage!

2 Stayfree pantyliners $3.99
use BOGO coupon from recent insert
ECB's earned: $4
Total: FREE, plus .01 overage!

2 Revlon Hair barrettes (they were so cute, one with beautiful little flower on the end): $3.00

Bic Soliel razor cartridges: $3.50
use $2/1 coupon from recent insert
Total: $1.50

I also had a $5/30 from my email this week. I used $15 in ECB's and got $16 in ECB's back, even with the barrettes and razor cartridges. How did you do?