Sunday, May 30, 2010

check out this great freebie

Received this from Earthbound Farms along with a couple coupons. Its a great bag - nice and heavy with a really pretty picture and saying on both sides.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Trying to get better organized

After buying 4 more bottles of laundry soap today, Greg pointed out that I already had bottles in HIS room. (That's his way of saying between stockpile and yard sale stuff he was getting crowded) So I got thinking I have bottles in the shed, bottles under the bathroom sink, in the cupboard in the kitchen and in Greg's room. Perhaps I could find one place to put them in. I appropriated the bottom shelf of the linen closet. 11 bottles and 1 packet of Purex sheets. The most I paid for any of them is $2.50 - I can't make it (if I had the ingredients and pans) for much cheaper than that.

I also cleaned out the closet and found more stuff for the yard sale. But sorry to say I need sheets - only have 2 sets!!!

Blessings and thank you for reading.

Friday, May 28, 2010

It was only 7:30 am!!!!

Some people are aware that I am not a morning person. I can get up early but really life does not willingly begin until about 9 am.

Well someone forgot to tell the farmer who's fields we live next too. Guess who was plowing the field today? I must admit the tractor was fairly quiet, jut loud enough to wake me but not really too rude.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

First Garden report for 2010

Wow we added more space to the garden this year. With the exception of some peas and green beans everything is planted and growing. The total is 14 tomato plants (2 in small pots), 12 broccoli plants, 9 cabbage, 5 watermelon, 16 or is 17 garlic, crowder peas are in, 4 leafy lettuce, 4 cucumbers, 2 lavender (and man do they smell good), a pot of spinach, 4 collard greens and a pot of chives. I do want to pot more herbs for potpourri and a pot of parsley.

Stay tuned throughout the summer for updates.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Product review

First I have to state that I am a BZZAgent. I am sent products to try and to talk about and I get not only free products but awards for telling everyone about them.

My latest product is Covergirl with Olay Simply Ageless products. I was sent foundation (in the wrong color), eye corrector (also wrong color), cream blush and concealer. I tried the blush and the concealer and really like the texture of them.

In th epictures you can see my eye. See right under it in the lash line is a freckle. I thought that would be the perfect test - will the concealer cover it? The answer is no BUT I admit it is a really dark freckle. I tried it on the back of my hand to cover some lighter freckles and it worked wonderfully there.

The blush is a nice rich feeling and really nice for some severely dry skin I have there.

So my verdict is great stuff!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Freebies from the grocery store

After couponing for 11 years I have seen many things. Like the years of reading ads asking for free coupons so someone could have a free shopping trip. I personally have never done that but it did sound curious. Well yesterday I gathered all my free item coupons - just to get them out of my hair before I lost them. Should have seen me walking around Kroger binder on the cart, pink glasses perched on my nose, holding coupons in one hand and my shopping list in the other. Not to mention that I was damp and severely windblown.

I got with my free coupons:
Oscar Meyer select hot dogs - holy smokes these cost $4.49 for 10!!! They were on sale at 2 for $5.
Bulls eye BBQ sauce
Doz large eggs (Kroger coupon from last mailing)
Yo-crunch yogurt (catalina coupon)
Kraft cheese explosion mac & cheese

then I also got free a 1 pad of U by Kotex in a metal holder. I think this holder will be a nice addition to my purse (know what I mean?) Get this last week they sold at Giant Eagle for $1.99. Free after coupon but I'm still kicking myself for paying that original price!!!!

I still have 1 catalina for a free can of cat food. I held off since his royal highness is not eating his canned food.

it was fun watching the coupons all come off the total and seeing free coupon ont he tape.


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Look at this awesome freebie

I received this box on Friday, My Kraft Facebook special.

All for being a friend on Facebook I got:
3 snack bags of Sundried tomato Wheat thins
3 International Coffee Carmel Cappiceno mixes
a free coupon for a package of Oscar Meyer hotdogs
free coupon for BBQ sauce
and a rebate form for $10 when you spend $30

BTW the Wheat Thins are very good :)


Saturday, May 15, 2010

May 15, 2005

My Mom died 5 years ago today. I cried while watching the Preakness Stakes today. She was a horse lover from the time she was a young girl. I know her and her best friend Gloria would have been somewhere enjoying the race.

It's been 5 years and I miss her as much as I did that day.

I love you Mom

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

You know I had to do it!!!!

My brother took me to Giant Eagle today. After about 4 months of not doubling $1 coupons they have changed that policy.

I saved nearly $38 between store sales and coupon savings. My freebies were 2 cans of Manwich and 2 carry containers of U (by Kotex) products (hard metal containers that hold like 1 or 2 pads). I also had to pick up a breast cancer duck.

I am a big breast cancer supporter for 2 reasons. #1 I have 2 healthy "girls" and would like them to stay that way. $2 My mom died from brain cancer and since there is very little research that is done I support breast cancer thinking if they can cure that then something should be able to then help with other cancers.


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Lowe's finds

Our neighbor Bill took us to the grocery store but first we had to hit the Big 3 of Home Improvement stores (Menard's, home Depot and Lowe's). Around here they are cfalled the Big Boys toy stores - why??? This Big Girl loves Home Depot.

Well today Laura felt the "love" of Lowe's. I was wandering around the Nursery and garden center (its time to buy tomatoes and peppers) and found some great deals. They had these containers (you see the side along the left side of the picture) on clearance for 50% off. So I bought 3 - I need them for my herbs that I am about to start. So as I was heading out these called my name - I heard it I swear!!!! I only have 2 Hens & chicks and they are not sprouting any chicks so I guess I have 2 hens. No one I know is willing to share thiers so I had to buy these. Besides that they are RED!!!! And look how big she is!!! Beautiful!!!

Its called Red heart hens & chicks.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Fun day

I met a new couponing friend today. We met at Waffle House for talking and coffee after showing her my binder (she is using an organizer) and trading coupons we hit Rite Aid.

I was impressed she did 3 orders while I only did one. Her and her husband dropped me off at Walgreen's after we were done there. Total haul:
Rite Aid
2 Cover Girl eye shadow = free
2 Cover Girl lipstick/gloss = free
2 BListex (had to get over $25)
2 Kotex liners = 50 cents
Eos lip balm = 99 cents after SCR

Out of pocket $3.70 - $2 rebate check for March = $1.70
PLUS the $2 SCR for the lip balm = profit

2 Irish Springs body wash = $1.44 – 50 cent mc on each PLUS $2 RR for each (Did 2 orders) = profit
2 Nivea women’s body wash $5.49 - $3 mc = $2.49
Plus since I went over $15 I got $5 RR
2 Sure deorderant $1.50 - $1.00 mc = 2 for $1.00
20 oz Diet Coke $1.59
2 bags of chips (needed for dinner but they were on sale) = $5.00
2 boxes Kashi Heart to Heart cereal used raincheck 2 for $4 and 2 Vocalpoint coupons for $1.50 off each = 2 for $1.00
Out of pocket $9.37 BUT I got back $8 in RR = $1.37

Putting everything in a box for my upcoming yard sale – priceless 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

April Freebies and stuff

Wow what an awesome list for April. Adding to this list almost everyday brings me much happiness and work. To keep adding I keep working very diligently and productively.

April 2010 Freebies, survey payments, contest wins
free bag of jerky (contest)
$3 Pinecone survey payment
Kroger coupons (no freebies)
bar of Lever 2000 soap (very small great for overnight trips)
sample Head & Shoulders shampoo and conditioner
pack of Stride response gum
Earthbound coupons
20 free photos (Walgreen's special of the day)
coupon free bag Sunchips
$3.49 refund check
2 movie ticket (Kroger promo)
P&G coupon booklet
$3 Pinecone survey payment
$20 off $20 order at Roaman's
vocalpoint puffs sample and coupons
Kroger coupons (no freebies)
Ritz pretzel chips sample
$2 cash for Arbitron survey
Dove for Men sample
Orvill Redenbacher cheese corn sample (full size bag!!! Snack for Ghost Hunters tonight)
BOGO lays kettle chips coupon (facebook promo)
2 free 2ltr dual packs coupons (used Coke reward points)
Dunkin Donuts coffee sample
Kroger coupons (no freebies)
$2 Rite aid March rebate check


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I'm back home, Spirit revived but

now I am fighting a cold. Keeping close to home and the bed so I can work in the nursery tomorrow. Don't want to share with the 3 month old.

The conference was wonderful, relaxing and nerve wracking getting to our seats. We were 4th row from the top of the arena. We had one group member that got so sick she had to move lower - me I was lucky I just couldn't look down when I went down the steps.

But lots of singing, sharing God's love and praises and walking. I found out that my Stepmom snores like a freight train. Then when I told Greg he tells me that I also snore like the same train.

We already made our reservations for next April and the group leader requested lower seats.

Tomorrow we answer what do you do with 15 pounds of potatoes when you live in NW Ohio during the summer months.