Friday, November 30, 2012

FREE Hand Cream at CVS- Facebook offer

Head on over to the MinuteClinc facebook page and you will be able to sign up for a coupon to be emailed to you for a FREE Essence of Beauty hand cream. 

Print the coupon out, take it to CVS and choose between 3 scents of Essence of Beauty hand cream.

4 weeks to a More Organized Home series~ Day 15 Results

How did your Friday go?  Were you able to get all your weekly goals accomplished?

Today was a sleepy kind of day- boy was I dragging.  But we made it through.  We didn't get much done in the housework department but we did have fun and enjoy ourselves.  We cuddled on the couch and watched a little Netflix while Kevin worked on his school work.  We made some pancakes for the freezer and had a blast whipping up some chocolate chip cookies.  Little Kevin had a blast cooking in the kitchen- he loves being my helper.

Here is how we did with our assignment today:

Today's assignment was to:

Get dressed in something that makes you feel great- Done

Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, refer to your weekly goals and make a list of no more than 5-7 specific things you want to accomplish today
My weekly goals
Get some baking done- Got chocolate chip baked oatmeal, 3 loaves of banana bread (2 in the freezer) and pancakes done
Put up and decorate Christmas tree- Got Christmas tree up and decorated
Homeschool- Ongoing
Read to little Michael before nap and bedtime- Ongoing
Walk at least 5 miles for 5 days- Walked 1.5 miles today
Portion and freeze cheese- Hooray we finally got the cheese divided and in the freezer
Work on and email Christmas lists- Got everyone's list typed out, emailed and printed out for my dad
Work on menu plan and shopping list for December- Got 3 weeks of December menu planned
Dinner prep done early- got beans simmering for tomorrow nights dinner and got the potato soup on early and let it cook:)
Label Scentsy catalogs and samples- Done

Wipe down your computer, clean out your email box, organize files and photos on your computer, if you have time- Did not get all the way done- was able to get some of my emails cleaned out and some pictures deleted from my blog to make room for more pictures.

Set the timer for at least 15 minutes and do something you really enjoy and that relaxes and rejuvenates you~ we made chocolate chip cookies, cuddled and watched Netflix with my little munchkin and even had a much needed nap:)  It kind of went over 15 minutes but we enjoyed every minute of it:)

Wow- looking at my weekly goal list, we were able to get them all done with the exception of walking 5 miles everyday.  Will try to do better on that next week:)

How did have you done with the weekly goals you set for yourself?  Post below and let me know:)

We hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.  We have a busy Saturday ahead of us filled with Lowes Build & Grow Clinic, a local arts and craft show and our local Christmas Parade:)

4 weeks to a More Organized Home series~ Day 15

I am tired~ someone under the age of 4 decided that he didn't feel like going to bed until around midnight.  I have to get up at 6am to get breakfast ready, lunches packed and the boys that attend school up.  That certain someone mentioned above then decided it was time to rise and shine at 6:30 this morning.  Oh boy, he has been some kind of cranky so far today.  I think a nap is calling both our names:)  So, I am not sure how much of today's assignment we will get done, but we shall see.

Today's assignment is to:

Get dressed in something that makes you feel great

Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, refer to your weekly goals and make a list of no more than 5-7 specific things you want to accomplish today

Wipe down your computer, clean out your email box, organize files and photos on your computer, if you have time

Set the timer for at least 15 minutes and do something you really enjoy and that relaxes and rejuvenates you

Don't forget to come back this evening and see how we did with today's assignment. Plus come back and let me know how today worked for you:)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Free Ebooks for your Kindle

My hubby got a Kindle for his birthday.  We love it:)  I keep finding all kinds of books and apps to add to it.  And I love when I can get the books for free:)

Here are some of the ebooks that have caught my attention recently.  They are free to add to your Kindle.  If you don't own a Kindle, never fear, you can download Kindle for PC and read all your favorite and/or free Kindle books right on your computer- that is what I do:)

Little Bad Wolf and Red Riding Hood

The Night before Christmas and Other Popular Stories for Children

Traveling Light- ebook of poems

Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Twas The Night Before Christmas

Mrs. Claus and The School of Christmas Spirit (A Kat McGee Story)

The Ugly Duckling

What The Fox Learnt

There are so many more ebooks that are free, these are just a few~ enjoy:)




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Coffee Mate Bliss Coffee Creamer Facebook coupon

I was on my coffee creamer coupon search.  I have cut and clipped all the paper coupons I could find.  I am not brand loyal to any coffee creamer.  If it tastes good, I will use it. 

It hit me to check on Facebook to see if any of the coffee creamer companies had any good coupons available.  I hit the jackpot~ Coffee Mate Natural Bliss has a $1.50 printable coupon available on their facebook page.  The Walmart in our area has Coffee Mate Bliss coffee creamer for around $1.78, use this coupon and you will only pay around $0.28 for a bottle of coffee creamer- yay:)

I was able to print 2 Coffee Mate Natural Coffee Creamer coupons.  If you are in the market for cheap coffee creamer, then head on over to the Coffee Mate Natural Bliss facebook page or click here and print it out:)

4 weeks to a More Organized Home series~ Day 14 Results

How was your day today?  I hope today brought you joy:)  Today was good for us.  Kevin continued to plug away at his school work- he got behind but is now catching up.  Little Michael and I had a lovely day complete with cars, play dough soup and ice cream, drawing on the chalkboard, coloring and a nice relaxing nap:)  We went to the Library toddler program only to find out that the rest of the kids were sick, so it was cancelled:(  Little Michael was sad but went over to the dvd's and picked out a Dora and a Diego dvd all was good.  Plus we came home and made delicious chocolate chip pancakes for dinner- mmmmm.

Doesn't it look tasty- LOL:)  We had a great time pretending


How did you do with today's assignment?

Here is how we did with today's assignment:

Today's assignment was to:

Get dressed in something that makes you feel great- Done

Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, refer to your weekly goals and make a list of no more than 5-7 specific things you want to accomplish today
My weekly goals
Get some baking done- Got chocolate chip baked oatmeal and 3 loaves of banana bread (2 in the freezer)
Put up and decorate Christmas tree- Got Christmas tree up and decorated
Homeschool- Ongoing
Read to little Michael before nap and bedtime- Ongoing
Walk at least 5 miles for 5 days- Walked 5 miles today
Portion and freeze cheese
Work on and email Christmas lists- Got everyone's list typed out, emailed and printed out for my dad
Work on menu plan and shopping list for December- Got 3 weeks of December menu planned
Dinner prep done early- did not do any early prep work for dinner tonight
Label Scentsy catalogs and samples- Done

Set your timer for 15 minutes and clean the mirrors and glass doors in your home- The older boys did all cleaned all the mirrors in the bathroom and the 2 glass doors

Clean out your utensil drawer(s) and your junk drawer(s) in your kitchen- Cleaned out the large utensil box- it was a little crummy.  Thankfully, we do not have a junk drawer:)

How did you do today with your assignment?  I would love to hear all about your day- post below and let me know.

4 weeks to a More Organized Home series~ Day 14

I wanted to post this this morning, but as you can see that just didn't happen.  Kevin & I got into his English homeschool work and next thing I knew it was lunch time.  Today looks like an easy one, so that helps.  Let's dive right on in, shall we.

Today's assignment is to:

Get dressed in something that makes you feel great

Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, refer to your weekly goals and make a list of no more than 5-7 specific things you want to accomplish today

Set your timer for 15 minutes and clean the mirrors and glass doors in your home

Clean out your utensil drawer(s) and your junk drawer(s) in your kitchen

Don't forget to come back this evening and see how we did with today's assignment. Plus come back and let me know how today worked for you:)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lowes Build & Grow Clinic ~ 12/01/2012

Lowes will be hosting a Build & Grow Clinic on December 1, 2012 at 10am.

If you are looking for a great free activity that you can do with your kids- you should check out the Lowes Build & Grow Clinics. Little Michael and Nathan love them. They love being able to do hands on projects with our help.

This Saturday, Lowes Build and Grow Clinic will be building Sandman's Plane.

 
To sign up for this Build & Grow Clinic, simply go to the Lowes Build & Grow Clinic website, which they have redone to make it more user friendly. I am loving this new website. You register all your information. Then when you visit the website to sign up for an upcoming clinic, all you have to do is sign in and check which kids you are signing up. Don't forget to print and sign the waiver. And you and your child(ren) are ready for a really cool FREE hands on project.

Once you and your child(ren) complete the project they will receive a neat patch to put on their Lowes Build & Grow apron. If this is your first clinic, your child(ren) will receive a free Lowes Build & Grow apron and goggles:) The more clinics you do, the more patches you get to put on your kids apron and they can show them off with pride:)

4 weeks to a More Organized Home series~ Day 13 Results

How did your day go today?  Were you able to get everything on your to do list done?  Our day was busy as usual. We were supposed to spend the morning at the library for a Home School Research Class that is taught there.  We got there on time today but couldn't find the librarian.  Come to find out the room was double booked- oops.  So we waited and started later than we usually do.  It was a good class and I managed to learn something new:)

Here is how today's assignment went for us today:

Today's assignment was to:

Get dressed in something that makes you feel great~ Done

Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, refer to your weekly goals and make a list of no more than 5-7 specific things you want to accomplish today
My weekly goals
Get some baking done- Got chocolate chip baked oatmeal done
Put up and decorate Christmas tree- Got Christmas tree up and decorated
Homeschool- Ongoing
Read to little Michael before nap and bedtime- Ongoing
Walk at least 5 miles for 5 days- Walked 8 miles today- yay:)
Portion and freeze cheese
Work on and email Christmas lists- Got everyone's list typed out, emailed and printed out for my dad
Work on menu plan and shopping list for December- Got first week of December planned
Dinner prep done early- pulled cooked beans out of freezer
Label Scentsy catalogs and samples- Done

Set your timer for 15 minutes and do a quick clean of your bathroom- Did not get done today

Clean the tops of your kitchen cupboards, the top of your refrigerator and the outside of your kitchen cupboards~ We cleaned the top of the refrigerator, moved all the magnets and cleaned the outside of the whole refrigerator.  We wiped down all the cabinets in the kitchen.  We did not do the top of the cupboards as I cannot reach them.  Will have to save that task for when hubby is home.

How did you do with today's assignment?  Post below and let me know:) 

4 weeks to a More Organized Home series~ Day 13

As we get ready to head out to the Library Homeschool Research Class, I wanted to share with you Crystal's 4 weeks to a More Organized Home series assignment for today.  I am really loving the simplicity of these assignments.  With our crazy hectic schedule, these assignments work well for us- it gives us just the right amount to do without being too overwhelmed:)

Today's assignment is to:

Get dressed in something that makes you feel great

Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, refer to your weekly goals and make a list of no more than 5-7 specific things you want to accomplish today

Set your timer for 15 minutes and do a quick clean of your bathroom

Clean the tops of your kitchen cupboards, the top of your refrigerator and the outside of your kitchen cupboards

Don't forget to come back this evening and see how we did with today's assignment.  Plus come back and let me know how today worked for you:)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Shopping Day

Made time with the hubby home very useful- we got our tree up and decorated- yay!!  I even played Christmas music while we decorated.  Over the weekend, we were able to go through all the trash bags of clothes sitting in my bedroom.  We loaded up 6 trash bags of clothes and stuffed animals to go to Goodwill.  We ended up with 2 tubs of clothes to sell.  The boys all have a ton of clothes to get them through the fall/winter:)  That was a huge blessing to my family.

Yesterday was our shopping day and this is what we got:

CVS
$0.99- Dawn hand renewal dish liquid
$2.00- Blistex moisture melt
$2.99
-0.75 Dawn hand renewal cpn
-0.55 Blistex moisture melt cpn
-0.88 ECB
$0.86 and got $1 ECB

Dollar Tree
$3.08- (3) loaves bread

Walmart
$8.31- (3) gallons skim milk
$1.38- Bananas
$2.36- Saltines
$1.04- Baking Soda
$1.38- Black beans
$1.78- International Delight Creamer
$1.78- International Delight Creamer
$3.60- Lunchmeat
$0.98- Beachnut Fruities on the go
$0.98- Beachnut Fruities on the go
$23.59
-1.00 Beachnut Stage 4 or 5 product cpn
-1.00 Beachnut Stage 4 or 5 product cpn
-1/2 International Delight creamer cpn
$21.18- Total after tax

This shopping trip has been added to our November Monthly Spending post, where I keep track of what we spend for the month of November.  How did we do for the month of November?  Hop on over here and see how we did:)


4 weeks to a More Organized Home series~ Day 12 Results

How did your day go today?  I had a busy day, complete with running up to the high school to correct an issue that should have been corrected last month, running to the library to return overdue books and to check out new books, back home to get the checkbook that I forgot, back to the Treasurer's office to pay our personal property taxes, back home to eat lunch, help Kevin on some Spanish work, and to see how much of today's assignment I could get done.

Let's see how I did today:

Crystal's assignment for today was to:

Get dressed in something that makes you feel great~ Done

Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, refer to your weekly goals and make a list of no more than 5-7 specific things you want to accomplish today
My weekly goals
Get some baking done- Got chocolate chip baked oatmeal done
Put up and decorate Christmas tree- Got Christmas tree up and decorated
Homeschool- Ongoing
Read to little Michael before nap and bedtime- Ongoing
Walk at least 5 miles for 5 days- Walked 2 miles on treadmill
Portion and freeze cheese
Work on and email Christmas lists- Got Chris, Kevin, Nathan and little Michael's lists emailed
Work on menu plan and shopping list for December- Got first week of December planned
Dinner prep done early- Put beans in pot to simmer all day before our school meeting
Label Scentsy catalogs and samples- Done and delivered them to the gym this evening

Set your timer for 15 minutes and vacuum the main living areas of your home- yay- got this done yesterday:)

Clean your microwave, stove top and/or oven- Got microwave scrubbed down inside and out

Even with my running around today, I still think I had a pretty productive day:)  How did you do?  I would love to hear all about your day.  Post below and let me know.  See you all tomorrow~ Have a great evening:)

4 weeks to a More Organized Home series~ Day 12

Ready for a new assignment today?  Let's see how today flows for us- I have a meeting with the school this morning and Lowes said our new correctly cut counter top is supposed to be ready for pick up today.  Story Time at the Library is today also, but I don't think we are going to make it for that.

Crystal's assignment for today is to:

Get dressed in something that makes you feel great

Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, refer to your weekly goals and make a list of no more than 5-7 specific things you want to accomplish today

Set your timer for 15 minutes and vacuum the main living areas of your home

Clean your microwave, stove top and/or oven

Good luck with today's assignment~ let's see how much we can get accomplished today:)  Don't forget to come back and see how we did and to let me know you did with today's assignment.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Menu Plan for the week of 11/26/2012

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal X2- the boys are looking forward to this one
Pancakes
Homemade Yogurt with oats and raisins
Banana Bread X2
Scrambled eggs and sausage

Lunch
Sandwich, banana and popcorn

Dinner
Lentil and Italian sausage soup- this one is a keeper- super yummy:)
Charro Beans with green beans
Taco beans and rice served with tortilla chips and corn
Chocolate Chip pancakes with homemade syrup
Red beans rice turkey sausage dish with peas
Italian sausage and white beans with corn
Garlic Potato soup

Snacks and Desserts
Apple slices
Carrot sticks
Popcorn
Angel Food Cake


What yummy dishes do you have planned for your family this week?

4 weeks to a More Organized Home series~ Day 11 Results

How did today go for you?  Did you get all of today's assignment completed? Today was our normal shopping day, so we had to work today's assignment in.  I think we did pretty good:)

Here is how we did with today's assignment:

Today's assignment was to:

Get dressed in something that makes you feel great~ Done

Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea and make a list of 5-10 weekly goals for this week
My weekly goals
Get some baking done
Put up and decorate Christmas tree
Homeschool- Ongoing
Read to little Michael before nap and bedtime- Ongoing
Walk at least 5 miles for 5 days- Walked 1 mile but did walk around the mall- doesn't that count:)
Portion and freeze cheese
Work on and email Christmas lists
Work on menu plan and shopping list for December
Dinner prep done early
Label Scentsy catalogs and samples

Set your timer for 15 minutes and do a quick pick up of your home~ We got the living room picked up and vacuumed and got the tiled entrance swept

Clean out your silverwear drawer~ Done

All in all, we had a good day:)  How did you do with today's challenge?  Post below and let me know- I would love to read all about it:)

4 weeks to a More Organized Home series~ Day 11

Hope everyone had an awesome weekend.  Did you recover from Thanksgiving?

Who is ready for more of Crystal's 4 weeks to a More Organized Home series?  I know I am- I can't wait to see what she has in store for us today. 

Today's assignment is to:

Get dressed in something that makes you feel great

Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea and make a list of 5-10 weekly goals for this week

Set your timer for 15 minutes and do a quick pick up of your home

Clean out your silverwear drawer

Seems like an easy day.  Let's see what we can get done today, since it is Monday and I am getting ready to head out in a few minutes to do our weekly shopping:)

Come back this evening and see how we did and to let me know how you did with today's assignment:)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Walgreens deals for the week of 11/25/2012

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufactur's coupons
2) Register Rewards (RR) are considered manufactur's coupons
3) You are allowed 1 Manufactur's coupon and 1 store coupon per item
4) Cannot use RR printed from item to pay for same item and get RR's again~
For example- If you were to purchase Colgate for $3 and get $3 RR, if you purchase the Colgate again and use the RR's earned from the 1st Colgate purchase you will not earn the RR's again

Walgreens has rolled out a new program called Balance Rewards. You earn points you can later redeem. Click here to read more about this new program.

Russell Stover holiday candy- $0.29

Coffee Mate- $2.99- Buy 2 and get 1000 points

Nice tableware- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Sunny Smile paper products- $3/5 with in ad cpn- Limit 10

Joy Brite candy canes- $0.99

Trident White or Dentyne Ice- $4/2- with in ad cpn- Buy 2 and get 250 Points- Limit 4

Orbit, Wrigleys or Eclipse- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Get 100 points- Limit 6

Hershey or Cadbury candy bar- $3/2 with in ad cpn- Buy 2 and get 250 points- Limit 4

Gummy candy- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Lysol All Purpose, wipes. mildew, bathroo, Lime A Way or Neutra Air spray- $2.99 or $5/2- Buy $15 and get 2000 points or Buy $10 and get 1000 points
$0.50 Lime A Way cpn- 11/11 SS

Christmas pencils- $1/6 with in ad cpn- Limit 12

Mini sticker or tattoo tablet- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Jumbo coloring book- $1.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Window Clings- Buy 1 at $1.99 and get 2nd for FREE with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Wexford tape or Scotch mailers- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Tinsel garland- $1

Replacement bulbs or fuses- $0.99 or $2/3

Bubble knee highs- $1/3 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Finesse- $1.99
$1 Finesse cpn- 11/18 SS

Natural Instincts or Nice & Easy non permanent- $5.99 and get 1000 points
$2 Clairol Natural Instincts cpn- 11/11 SS
$1 Clairol Nice & Easy or Natural Instincts cpn- 11/11 SS
$2 Clairol Natural Instincts or Nice & Easy cpn- 10/28 P&G
$1 Clairol Natural Instincts or Nice & Easy cpn- 10/14 P&G

Aussie or Herbal Essence- $6/2 Buy 2 and get 1000 points
$1/2 Aussie or Herbal Essence cpn- 10/07 RP

Oral B 5 way clean toothbrush, Scope dual blast or outlast mouthwash, Crest select toothpaste or Glide floss- $9/3 and get $4 RR
$1.50 Scope mouthwash cpn- 11/04 RP
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 10/28 P&G
$0.75 Glide floss cpn- 10/28 P&G

Reach UltraClean toothbrush- $5/2- Buy 2 and get 3000 points

2pk Crest 3D White Vivid toothpaste, Oral B Cross Action power toothbrush or refill or 2pk Prohealth Clinical ProFlex toothbrush- $6.49 and get $3 RR
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 10/28 P&G
$1 Oral B Adult battery toothbrush or 3D White Action toothbrush cpn- 10/14 P&G

Scooby Doo toothbrush with toothpaste or toothpaste- $1.99 each or $3/2

Tampax or Always- $8/2
$1 Tampax Pearl or Pearl Compak cpn- 10/28 P&G
$1 Tampax Radiant cpn- 10/28 P&G
$1 Always Radiant cpn- 10/28 P&G

Zims Freeze pain relief- $7.99 and get $7.99 RR

Ricola- $3.19
Use $1 Walgreens store cpn
$0.75 Ricola dual action cpn- 11/11 RP

Walgreens sugar free cough drops- $0.99

Carmex- $0.99
$0.30 Carmex cpn- 10/21 SS

Barefoot Repair Overnight foot cream- $9.99- mail in rebate in box

Hershey candy- $0.59

Quilted Northern bathroom tissue- $4- Spend $12 and get 1500 points

**This is not the entire Walgreens Register Rewards (RR) or Balance Reward Points sale items- these are some of the great deals I spotted in the upcoming Walgreens ad.**

CVS deals for the week of 11/25/2012

Don't forget to....
1) Go to cvs.com/email and sign up for the ExtraCare email and receive a $4/20 cpn

2) Stop by the Red ExtraCare coupon center and get CVS cpns
3) You can use a manufacturer's cpn along with a CVS cpn
4) You can use a B1G1Free cpn along with a B1G1Free sale to get both products for FR

M&M's- $8.97 and get $3 ECB

Puffs- $0.99- Part of the buy $30 of P&G products get $10 ECB
$0.25/3 Puff singles or (1) 3pk cpn- 10/28 P&G
Buy Vapodrops AND ZZZquil and get FREE Puffs cpn- 10/14P&G

Dawn- $0.99- Part of the buy $30 of P&G products and get $10 ECB
$0.75 Hand Renewal, Power Clean, Bleach Alternative or Oxi cpn- 10/28 P&G
$0.50 Dawn cpn- 10/28 P&G

Olay daily facial cloths and cleansers- $9/2
$1 Olay moisturizer or cleanser cpn- 11/11 SS

Olay bodywash, Ultra moisture lotion or 6pk bar- $5.50 and get $2 ECB-Limit 3
$1 Olay bar, bodywash, in shower lotion or hand & body lotion cpn- 10/28 P&G

Cover Girl Outlast lip color- $7
$1 Cover Girl cpn- 10/28 P&G

Aussie or Herbal Essence- $7/2-  Part of the buy $30 of P&G products and get $10 ECB
$1/2 Aussie or Herbal Essence cpn- 10/07 RP

Clairol Natural Instincts, Nice & Easy non permanent, Nice & Easy or Root Touch Up- 5.99-  Part of the buy $30 of P&G products and get $10 ECB
$2 Clairol Natural Instincts cpn- 11/11 SS
$1 Clairol Nice & Easy or Natural Instincts cpn- 11/11 SS
$2 Clairol Natural Instincts or Nice & Easy cpn- 10/28 P&G
$1 Clairol Natural Instincts or Nice & Easy cpn- 10/14 P&G

Tampax Radiant or Always Radiant- $7/2-  Part of the buy $30 of P&G products and get $10 ECB
$1 Tampax Radiant cpn- 10/28 P&G
$1 Always Radiant cpn- 10/28 P&G

Kellogg's Raisin Bran, Froot Loops or Apple Jacks- $1.99
$1/3 Kellogg's cereal cpn- 11/11 RP

Doritos- $9/3 and get $3 ECB

$3 ECB when you buy 3 Hallmark cards priced at $1.99+

Carmex healing cream or lotion- $4.99 and get $3 ECB
$1 Carmex skin care cpn- 10/21 SS

Gillette, Old Spice bodywash or Ivory 10pk bar soap- $3.49
$0.50 Gillette deodorant or bodywash cpn- 10/28 P&G
$0.50 Old Spice cpn- 10/28 P&G

Spend $10 Conair or Scunci hair or brushes and get $5 ECB

Colgate Total Advanced, Optic White, Total Whitening, Sensitive or MaxWhite toothpaste- $6.98/2 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$0.75 Colgate toothpaste, Optic White, Total Advanced or Sensitive cpn- 11/11 SS

Select Blistex- $2 and get $1 ECB
$0.25 Blistex cpn- 11/11 SS

Robitussin, Dimetapp or Robitussin 20ct- $10/2 and get $3 ECB
$1 Robitussin cpn- 10/28 SS
$1 Childrens Dimetapp cpn- 11/11 RP

Zantac- $8.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 3
$5 Zantac cpn- 11/11 SS

Spend $20 Febreze and get $10 ECB
$2 Febreze Noticeables warmer pack cpn- 10/28 P&G
$1/2 Febreze candle cpn- 10/28 P&G
$1 Febreze set and refresh cpn- 10/28 P&G
$1 Febreze Noticeable refill cpn- 10/28 P&G
$1 Febreze fabric refresher cpn- 10/28 P&G
$1 Febreze car freshener cpn- 10/28 P&G
$1 Febreze air effects cpn- 10/28 P&G
$1 Febreze candle cpn- 10/28 P&G
$2/2 Febreze or Gain cpn- 10/28 P&G

Spend $10 Crest ProHealth toothpaste, rinse, toothbrush or Glide floss and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 10/28 P&G
$0.75 Crest rinse cpn- 10/28 P&G

Hershey holiday assorted- $9/3 and get $3 ECB
$1/2 Hershey, Kisses, Reese's, nuggets, minis, Rolo, York or Bliss cpn- 11/18 SS

**This is not the entire CVS ECB sale items- these are some of the great deals I spotted in the upcoming CVS ad.**

4 days to Catch Up Declutter Challenge~ Day 4 Results

How did your day go today?  Did you have the energy to get some decluttering done or are you partied out from yesterday?

I love having my hubby home.  We got so much done today- I am quite pleased.

Here is how our assignment went today:

Today's assignment was to:

Look over your list of weekly goals and pick what you would like to accomplish today. Or if you are like me instead of making a 2nd list of things to do, start crossing things out on your master list.
- Homeschool- Ongoing
- Get major laundry pile caught up
- Pay bills - Done
- Read to Michael before nap and bedtime- Ongoing and going great
- Make breakfasts ahead of time and stick in freezer- pancakes, banana bread and baked oatmeal
- Work on Living Room- Got living room picked up, vacuumed, dusted
- Work on Kitchen- Scrubbed stove, kitchen table and kitchen counters
- Work on bathrooms- Got sinks, mirrors, toilets and showers clean in both bathrooms
- Baked carrot experiment
- Freeze shredded cheese
- Go through toy box- Went through broken toy box and got rid of a lot of broken toys, puzzles with missing pieces, etc.  Put toys in smaller box- if it doesn't fit, it doesn't stay:)
- Go through 1 bag a day of clothes- Got through a lot of bags of clothes today- only have a few left to go:)
- Work on Christmas lists- working on them and emailing them tonight

Do a quick pick up of your house- make sure everything is in its place, dust, vacuum, etc- do whatever you have the time and energy to do- We got so much done today- got the living room picked up and vacuumed, the kitchen stove, counters and table cleaned and both bathrooms scrubbed:)

Get rid or, donate. give away or sell at least 1 item today- if you have more, great:)- We filled up the giant broken toy box with stuff to trash.  Still have to bag the big pile of clothes to go to Goodwill.  Have a nice size box of clothes to sell once I wash them and get the smoke smell out of them.

How did you do today with your assignment?  Post below and let me know- I would love to hear all about it:)


4 days to Catch Up Declutter Challenge~ Day 4

We hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.  We had a great time with Michael's mom side of the family.  Since my dad went to SC with his girlfriend to spend Thanksgiving with her family and his sister, this is the first year we haven't spent Thanksgiving together- it felt weird not seeing my dad for Thanksgiving.  We did have a great conversation on the phone.

Today bring us to the last declutter challenge for this week.  Crystal from moneysavingmom.com will take back over tomorrow with her 4 weeks to a More Organized Home series:)

Today's assignment is to:

Look over your list of weekly goals and pick what you would like to accomplish today. Or if you are like me instead of making a 2nd list of things to do, start crossing things out on your master list.

Do a quick pick up of your house- make sure everything is in its place, dust, vacuum, etc- do whatever you have the time and energy to do

Get rid or, donate. give away or sell at least 1 item today- if you have more, great:)

Come back this evening and see how we did. Plus let me know how you did with today's assignment:)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Our family would love to wish your family a very blessed Thanksgiving:)

May you have safe travels and enjoy the company of family.  Remember those you cannot be there with you.  Give thanks to the Lord for all your blessings both big and small:)

Have a super terrific awesome amazing day:)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Our Homeschool Field Trip to Mount Vernon

At the beginning of November, we were given the awesome opportunity to go on a Homeschool field trip to Mount Vernon with a bunch of other homeschoolers.  It was great.  We had a lot of fun.  Here are some pictures of our field trip:
Washington's Tomb- little Michael got to lay a carnation at the tomb

Tulip Poplar Circa 1766

Making candles
Beautiful stain glass


Washington's 7 year crop rotation

Washington's 2 story 16 sided barn




Horses would tread wheat and the seeds would fall through the cracks in the floors and would be collected below

Cutie on the bridge

Started out by playing games from that time period- ended up sword fighting:)

Kevin

Front of Washington's mansion

Back of Washington's mansion
We learned so much information.  Little Michael got to lay a rose at the gate of Washington's tomb- did you know that there are 57 family members buried behind the black door in the photo above?  George and Martha Washington had no kids together.  Interestingly, Robert E. Lee married Mary Anna Randolph Custis, who was step great grand daughter to George Washington.  I thought that was pretty neat as my family has ties to Robert E. Lee.  Also, did you know that George Washington's owned about 8 sets of dentures?  All of them believed to be strictly cosmetic and not to use to eat.  I could spend hours telling you all the interesting stuff we learned.  If you haven't made a trip to Mount Vernon- I strongly urge to go- so much information to learn.

Since our trip to Mount Vernon, I have become increasingly interested in researching my family history.

There is so much to do and see, we want to go back and take everyone with us next time:)

My Shopping Day~ 11/19/2012

Here are our shopping day details.  As soon as our kitchen table get cleaned off, I can take and post pictures.

Walmart
$4.00- (4) loaves bread
$11.08- (4) gallons skim milk
$3.92- Frozen veggies
$2.32- Lunchmeat
$1.88- Baileys coffee creamer
$1.88- Baileys coffee creamer
$2.06- Bananas
$4.47- Allergy meds
$3.27- Paint brush
$34.88
-1.00- Baileys creamer cpn
-1.00- Baileys creamer cpn
$33.72- Total after tax

Dollar Tree
$1.00- Calculator to go in my coupon binder
$1.00- 3 small containers for a Scentsy event
$1.00- Plastic wrap
$1.00- Book hubby found
$6.00- (6) boxes Hefty slider bags
$10.50
-1.50/2 Hefty slider bags printable cpn
-1.50/2 Hefty slider bags printable cpn
-1.50/2 Hefty slider bags cpn
$6.00 after tax

CVS- went to 3 different CVS's
1st transaction- 1st store
$4.99- South Beach diet bars
$2.00- Scooby snacks
$6.99
-4.00 ECB
-1.00 ECB
-1.00 ECB
$1.14- Total and got back $6.99 ECB's

2nd transaction- 2nd store
$0.88- Nips
$1.00- Powerade
$1.00- Carmex
$1.00- Hot Wheels
$0.99- Charmin single roll
$0.99- Command 3M hook
$5.86
-0.25- Charmin cpn
-0.50- Command 3M cpn
-4.99 ECB from trip above
$0.32- Total and got back $5.86 ECB's

3rd transaction- 3rd store
$0.99- Gain
$0.99- Sprite 1.25L
$2.99- Right Guard TD5 deo
$2.99- Right Guard TD5 deo
$7.96
-0.25 Gain cpn
-2/2 Right Guard TD5 printable cpn
-0.99 ECB
-2.00 ECB
-1.00 ECB
-1.00 ECB
$1.09- Total and got back $4.99 ECB's
Not too bad, I spent $2.55 on about $21 and still have $7.86 in ECB's- yay:)


This shopping trip has been added to our November Monthly Spending post, where I keep track of what we spend for the month of November.

4 days to Catch Up Declutter Challenge~ Day 2 & 3 Results

I did promise you the events from that yesterday that prevented me from posting last night.  Hmmmm- where to start:)

We spent most of the morning on the phone with Lowes who was on the phone with the builders who cut our counter.  They made the sink hole wayyy to big and our sink will fall right through- nice huh?  Lowes has been great.  The builders not so much.  They decided that they didn't have a template to accommodate our sink hole, so they wanted us to create one.  Luckily, my hubby has an amazing art talent and was able to create a whole plan for the counter.  Lowes was so appreciative and reordered the countertop at their cost.

Hubby goes to Lowes and drops off the plans.  Everything was going great.  He pulled into the driveway, put the van in park, turns off the engine and gets out.  Next thing we know, the van is rolling down the driveway with no one in the driver seat- crazy.  Hubby jumps in the van and notices that the van is locked in neutral.  It will not come out of neutral.  Not good- with a family our size we didn't have another vehicle that could accommodate us if something should happen.  We called my dad and he had our other van finished all except an oil change, which can wait.  We just had to drive the hour down to his house to pick it up.  We eat dinner and start our journey down to my dad's house in my hubby's work vehicle- shhhhh don't tell the boss:)  Traffic was horrible, it took way too long to get to my dad's house.  It is dark and driving on 95 is already not my favorite thing.  I am terrified to drive at night- I don't like it.  I cannot see with other headlights coming at me.  But I had no choice but to suck it up and drive the van back home.  We got home later than I would have liked to but we got home safe with a working vehicle- yay:)  When it rains, it pours- LOL:)  And of course, my dad left for SC last night- if the van had of broke today, we would have been in trouble.

SO, that was our adventure yesterday.  I hope the last 2 days have been good ones for you.  I can safely say that there is never a dull moment at this house:)

How did you with yesterday and today's assignments?  Here is how we did:

Look over your list of weekly goals and pick what you would like to accomplish today. Or if you are like me instead of making a 2nd list of things to do, start crossing things out on your master list.
- Homeschool- Ongoing
- Get major laundry pile caught up- Did 4 loads in the past 2 days
- Pay bills - Done
- Read to Michael before nap and bedtime- Ongoing and going great
- Make breakfasts ahead of time and stick in freezer- pancakes, banana bread and baked oatmeal
- Work on Living Room- Got living room picked up, vacuumed, dusted
- Work on Kitchen- Scrubbed the stove until my arm felt like it was going to fall off- still more to do
- Work on bathrooms
- Baked carrot experiment
- Freeze shredded cheese
- Go through toy box
- Go through 1 bag a day of clothes
- Work on Christmas lists

Do a quick clean up of your Kitchen & bathroom- make sure everything is in its place, clean the sink, mirror, potty and shower, sweep and mop the floor- do what ever you have time to do- Got the stove cleaner than it was but still have more to clean.  Still have counters and kitchen table to scrub, floor to sweep and mop.  Didn't get to do the bathroom today.  We had to un-smoke our van- that took some time this afternoon.

Get rid or, donate. give away or sell at least 1 item today- if you have more, great:) - We have found some things to throw away- like the nasty candy blood and the vampire fangs that were way to big.  We also went through and threw out all school work out of Nathan's book bag.

How did you with the past 2 days of your catch up declutter challenge?  Comment below- I would love to hear all about your day:)

4 days to Catch Up Declutter Challenge~ Day 3

Remember my today is going to be a good day chant?  Well, you may have guessed by my not posting last that that was short lived.  We spent most of the morning on the phone with Lowes who was on the phone with the builders- what a mess. Then our van decided to take a drive down the driveway by itself- what fun:)  Will go into more details this evening.

Let's dive right into today's assignment, shall we:

Today's assignment is to:

Look over your list of weekly goals and pick what you would like to accomplish today.  Or if you are like me instead of making a 2nd list of things to do, start crossing things out on your master list.

Do a quick clean up of your bathroom- make sure everything is in its place, clean the sink, mirror, potty and shower, sweep and mop the floor- do what ever you have time to do

Get rid or, donate. give away or sell at least 1 item today- if you have more, great:)

Come back this evening and see how we did. Plus let me know how you did with today's assignment:)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

4 days to Catch Up Declutter Challenge~ Day 2

Today is going to be a good day.  Today is going to be a good day.  Today is going to be a good day.  I figure if I keep saying it, it will be true:)

Today I have nothing planned, except homeschool and no where to go.  Let's see how much of yesterday's assignment we can incorporate into today's declutter challenge.

Today's assignment is to:

Make a list of 10 weekly goals you would like to accomplish this week (I really like this idea)

Do a quick clean up of your Kitchen- make sure everything is in its place, clean the stove, wash dishes, scrub the counters, clean your kitchen table, sweep, mop- do whatever you have time to do

Get rid or, donate. give away or sell at least 1 item today- if you have more, great:)

Come back this evening and see how we did. Plus let me know how you did with today's assignment:)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Menu Plan for the week of 11/19/2012

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Banana Bread X2
Pancakes X2
Baked Oatmeal with apples X2
Cinnamon Sugar Scones

Lunch
Sandwich, popcorn and banana

Dinner
Leftovers (we had a huge Thanksgiving lunch at my dad's house on Sunday and came home stuffed so we didn't eat a big dinner Sunday night)
Chili over cornbread
Taco beans and rice served with tortillas chips and green beans
Thanksgiving dinner with my mother in law
Lentil burgers, potato wedges and fruit
Chili potatoes with corn
Broccoli cheese garlic rice dish and peas

Snacks and desserts
Apple wedges
Carrot sticks
"Dirt" cake
Popcorn

What do you do have on your menu plan for this week?

4 days to Catch Up Declutter Challenge~ Day 1 Results

I really hope you all had a better day than we did.  I had such big plans for today that will now have to get worked into tomorrow if we can.

I had a not so great weekend and was feeling kind of down but a quick text from my little brother and an email from my sister quickly changed my mood.  Thanks you guys~ I love you:)

Today was our shopping day.  We headed out this morning to go to Toys R Us to get some Christmas shopping done.  The store was busy but not too bad.  The lines at the registers were long.  We lucked out and found 2 things we wanted to get the boys for Christmas.  We were looking for one last toy- we searched high and low.  Toys R Us had remodeled since we were last there, so we had no clue where anything was.  Finding someone to ask a question- good luck.  I stood in the Customer Service line for a not so happy employee to help me and basically give me a generic answer as to where to find this certain game.  No luck.  After spending 2 hours too long in the store, we paid for what we had found and left. 

Next we went to CVS to do some shopping there.  I got the items I was looking for and proceeded to the register.  I informed the cashier that I had misplaced my card and given her my phone number.  She rang up my items and went to scan my ECB's when the register beeped and told her that the ECB's didn't match the card number from the phone number given.  The cashier was nice and tried every number I could think of.  Nothing worked.  I left the store and called CVS customer service who proceeded to tell me there was no phone number listed for the card number I had.  I went back into the store and asked if I had the physical card number if they could look it up that way.  The young lady had no clue how to do that but the store manager did.  So yay- I was able to get the items I wanted to get:)

At the end of our shopping day, it was nearing 4pm- loooong day.  We went to Lowes to pick up our very pretty counter top.  It looks great.  Michael took all the back seats out of the van so we could get the counter in the van.  We were so happy.  We got home and looked at the counter again and measured it to our current counter.  The sink hole that they cut was too big- our sink would fall right through.  Ugggg.  We called Lowes and of course the company who did the counter was closed for the day.  They are going to follow up tomorrow. 

What a long shopping day.  I did get some great deals- so for that I am happy.  As far as today's declutter assignment, I got none of it done :(  Hope you all did better than I did.  Tomorrow is a new day and I don't have any where to go.  So, I think it is going to be a declutter kind of day.  Plus the hubby is home this week, so I can put him to work:)

How did you do with today's assignment?  Post below and let me know, I would love to hear about it:)  See you all tomorrow morning.

4 days to Catch up Declutter challenge

I have really enjoyed Crystal's 4 weeks to a More Organized Home Series so far.  She has decided to take this week off due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  I was thinking about how much I need to get caught up since we had to stop in the middle of her series.  Thanksgiving is not at my house so I have no one coming over.  I am in charge of bringing drinks for Thanksgiving, so I have nothing to prepare.  So, I am going to attempt to get caught up and get some of this clutter either organized or out before hopping back on the 4 weeks to a More Organized series train next week:)

Whose with me?  Ready?  Let's go:

Today's declutter challenge is to:

Make a list of 10 weekly goals you would like to accomplish this week (I really like this idea)

Clean out your purse and/or diaper bag

Do a quick pick up of your Living room- make sure everything is in its place, dust and vacuum- do whatever you have time to do

Get rid or, donate. give away or sell at least 1 item today- if you have more, great:) 

Come back this evening and see how we did.  Plus let me know how you did with today's assignment:)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Walgreens deals for the week of 11/18/2012

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufactur's coupons
2) Register Rewards (RR) are considered manufactur's coupons
3) You are allowed 1 Manufactur's coupon and 1 store coupon per item
4) Cannot use RR printed from item to pay for same item and get RR's again~
For example- If you were to purchase Colgate for $3 and get $3 RR, if you purchase the Colgate again and use the RR's earned from the 1st Colgate purchase you will not earn the RR's again

Walgreens has rolled out a new program called Balance Rewards. You earn points you can later redeem. Click here to read more about this new program.

Nice 24pk water- $2.49

Bumble Bee tuna or white chicken- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Jello Gelatin or pudding- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Quaker Quick Oats- $3/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Nice Seasonings- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Butterball chicken broth or Hunts tomato sauce- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Blue Bonnet margarine- $2/3 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Nice mushrooms or oranges- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Coffee Mate coffee creamer- $3/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Holiday Candy- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Hefty One Zip- Buy 1 at $3.49 and get 1 FREE
$1.50/2 Hefty Sliders cpn- 11/11 RP
$1/2 Hefty Sliders cpn- 09/30 SS

Christmas gift sacks- $1/8 with in ad cpn- Limit 16

Scotch cushion or photo mailers or Wexford tape- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Sharpie- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 8

Wexford heavy duty packing tape- Buy 1 at $2.99 and get 1 FREE

Christmas Ornament Hooks or Silver Icicles- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Christmas Ornament- $0.69 with in ad cpn - Limit 6

Decorated clips or mini stockings- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Candles- $1/3 with in ad cpn- Limit 9

Speed Wheels- $0.59 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Activity pads, puzzle or books- $1/3 with in cpn- Limit 12

Yardley bar soap- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Softsoap hand soap- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Colgate wisps, wave toothbrush or cavity toothpaste- $1.99

Pantene, Herbal Essence ot Aussie- $5.99 and get 1000 points
$1 Pantene cpn- 10/28 P&G
$1/2 Herbal Essence or Aussie cpn- 10/07 RP

Infusium or Pert Plus- $4.99 and get $3 RR
$1 Infusium cpn- 11/04 SS
$1.50/2 Pert Plus cpn- 11/04 SS

Mitchum- $6/2 and get $4 RR
$0.752 Mitchum cpn- 10/14 SS

Oral B ProHealth Clinical toothbrush, Crest ProHealth Clinical toothpaste, mouthwash, or Glide floss- $7/2 and get $4 RR
$0.75 Glide floss cpn- 10/28 P&G
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 10/28 P&G
$0.75 Crest rinse cpn- 10/28 P&G

Tampax or Always- $3.49
$1 Tampax Pearl or Pearl Compak cpn- 10/28 P&G
$1 Tampax Radiant cpn- 10/28 P&G
$1 Always Radiant cpn- 10/28 P&G

Tums Ultra Strength- $3 and get $3 RR
$1/2 Tums cpn- 11/11 RP

Walgreens liners- $1/2

Walgreens maxi pads- $2.49

Walgreens tampons or wipes- $2.99

Chapstick- $1.59 each or $3/3

Halls- $1.19
$1/2 Halls cpn- 11/04 SS

Hershey or Cadbury Holiday Candy- $10/4
Use $2 Walgreens store cpn
$1/2 Hershey kisses, Reese's, nuggets, minis, rolo, york or bliss bag cpn- 11/18 SS
$1/2 Hershey kisses cpn- 11/11 SS

Purex- $1.99

**This is not the entire Walgreens Register Rewards (RR) or Balance Reward Points sale items- these are some of the great deals I spotted in the upcoming Walgreens ad.**

CVS deals for the week of 11/18/2012

Don't forget to....
1) Go to cvs.com/email and sign up for the ExtraCare email and receive a $4/20 cpn
2) Stop by the Red ExtraCare coupon center and get CVS cpns
3) You can use a manufacturer's cpn along with a CVS cpn
4) You can use a B1G1Free cpn along with a B1G1Free sale to get both products for FREE


South Beach diet meal or bars- $4.99 and get $4.99 ECB

Pur Absorb iron supplement- $16.99 and get $16.99 ECB

Kraft Mac & Cheese- $0.99 and get $0.99 ECB

Scooby Doo fruit snacks- $2 and get $2 ECB

3M Command Hooks Sample pack- $0.99 and get $0.99 ECB
$0.50 Command cpn- 11/11 SS

Starbucks Refreshers- $1.50 and get $1.50 ECB

Starbucks Double Shot- $1.99 and get $1.99 ECB

Powerade- $1 and get $1 ECB

Easy Feet- $4.99 and get $4.99 ECB

Play Doh soft pack- $1 and get $1 ECB

Hot Wheels car- $1 and get $1 ECB

Bayer Contour Next EZ Monitor- $10 and get $10 ECB

Philips Universal Remote- $6.99 and get $6.99 ECB

Youtheory Collagen- $9.49 and get $9.49 ECB

Advil- $2.99 and get $2.99 ECB

Childrens Advil- $2.37 and get $2.37 ECB
$1 Childrens Advil cpn- 10/28 RP
$1 Childrens Advil cpn- 09/30 RP

Somnapure- $1.99 and get $1.99 ECB

Thermacare- $3.49 and get $3.49 ECB

Cepacol Sensations- $1 and get $1 ECB

Street King energy shots- $3.99 and get $3.99 ECB

Nasal Ease allergy reliever- $9.99 and get $9.99 ECB

Carmex- $1 and get $1 ECB
$1/2 Carmex cpn- 10/21 SS

Glade Plug In Warmer- $1.25 and get $1.25 ECB
$1 Glade Plug In Warmer cpn- 11/04 SS
$1 Glade Plug In Warmer or Starter kit cpn- 10/14 SS

Air Wick oil warmer- $0.99 and get $0.99 ECB

Charmin Basic single roll- $0.99 and get $0.99 ECB
$0.25 Charmin cpn- 10/28 P&G
$0.25 Charmin cpn- 10/14 P&G

Buy 3 Hallmark cards $1.99+ and get $3 ECB

Hershey Bliss- $7/2 and get $2 ECB
$1/2 Hershey kisses, Reese's, nuggets, minis, rolo, york or bliss bag cpn- 11/18 SS
$1/2 Hershey Bliss cpn- 09/16 SS

Color Theory eye/lip palette- $2.99 and get 2 ECB

Almay eye make up remover- $4.99 and get $2 ECB

Irish Spring 3pk bar or Softsoap hand soap- $2.99 and get $1 ECB - Limit 3

LA Looks or La Bella gel- $2.49 and get $1.50 ECB- Limit 4

Finesse self adjusting hair care- $1.99
$1 Finesse cpn- 11/18 SS

Right Guard Total Defense 5 deodorant- $2.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$2/2 Right Guard Total Defense 5 deodorant cpn- 11/04 RP

Speed Stick- $2.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2

Colgate single pack manual toothbrush- $5.98/2 and get $1 ECB- Limit 2

Colgate Optic White toothpaste or toothbrush- $6.98/2 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2
$0.75 Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced or Sensitive ProRelief toothpaste cpn- 11/11 SS

Listerine Cool Mint, FreshBurst or Zero 500ml or Pocketpaks- $2.99 and get $2 ECB-Limit 2
$0.50 Listerine antiseptic, ultraclean, zero, total care, fluoride or whitening cpn- 10/28 SS

Garnier Fructis- $2.99
$1.50/2 Garnier Fructis cpn- 11/11 RP
$1 Garnier Fructis cpn- 10/21 RP

Playtex Gentle or Sport- $7.49 and get $4 ECB
Buy Playtex Gentle Glide 36ct+ and get FREE Gentle Glide 20ct cpn- 11/18 SS
$1 Playtex tampons cpn- 10/21 SS

U by Kotex liners- $1.49 and get $1 ECB

Depend Silhouette or Real Fit- $3.99 and get $2 ECB
$1 Depend cpn- 11/18 SS

Visine Tired Eyes- $5.50 and get $1.50 ECB

Gain dish liquid- $0.99
$0.25 Gain cpn- 10/14 P&G

Belvita- $2.49 and get $1 ECB

Lipton Natural- $4/2 and get $2 ECB

Nature Valley Protein chewy bars- $2.99 and get $2 ECB
$0.50/2 Nature Valley Granola bars or thins cpn- 10/28 SS
$0.50/3 Nature Valley Granola bars, thins or Fiber One cpn- 10/07 GM

Gardettos or Chex Mix- $1.99 and get $1 ECB
$0.50/2 General Mills Bugles, Chex Mix, Pillsbury Baguette chips or Garhettos snack mix cpn- 11/04 SS
$0.50/2 Chex mix cpn- 10/07 GM

Coke 1.25 L- $0.99 and get $0.99 ECB

Nips- $0.88 and get $0.88 ECB

Kleenex xlim 3pk or Sparkle single roll paper towels- $1 and get $1 ECB- Limit 2

**This is not the entire CVS ECB sale items- these are some of the great deals I spotted in the upcoming CVS ad.**

4 weeks to a More Organized Home Series~ Day 10 Results

Well, today was better than yesterday except that I had a very super cranky toddler that fought to not take a nap.  I won- he fell asleep watching Psych on Netflix.  It never fails- if you want him to go to sleep, put on Psych and he sings the opening song and goes right to sleep- LOL:)  When he is tired, he asks to read a book and then tells me it is I know you know time- got to love that kid:) 

How did you do with today's assignment?  Here is how we did:

Today's assignment was to:
- Get dressed in something that makes you feel great~Done

- Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, refer to you weekly goals and make a list of no more than 5 - 7 specific things you want to accomplish today
Here are my weekly goals:
- Pay bills- Done:)
- make new baked oatmeal recipe- Done and loved it:)
- make blueberry muffins- Done
- make homemade syrup- Done
- make pancakes- Done
- get caught up on the huge laundry pile- was able to wash 1 load of laundry today
- walk at least 5 miles per day- Walked 2 miles on treadmill at gym:)
- go through 1 bag of clothes per day- not doing so well with this one
- continue to read to little Michael before nap and bedtime- Doing this and loving it. Little Michael loves any and all one on one time with mommy:)

- Dust all ceiling fans and light fixtures- got ceiling fan dusted.  Light fixtures are lined up for tomorrow- watch out cobwebs:)

- Set the timer for at least 15 minutes and do something you really enjoy and that relaxes and rejuvenates you- hmmmmm- I don't think you can call watching Netflix with a screaming crying refusing to nap child relaxing.  I will make sure the hubby gives me a back rub this evening- that should be relaxing.

Crystal is not planning on posting to her 4 weeks to a More Organized  Home next week since it is Thanksgiving.  We are not having any one over for Thanksgiving and will be spending it with Michael's mom.  So, I am thinking about posting a 4 day (Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri) catch up for those who didn't get a chance to start from the beginning of Crystal's 4 weeks to a More Organized Home Series or for those like myself that had to take a break in the middle.  What do you think?  Not sure what to call it.  Any ideas?  Have a great and safe weekend:)

4 weeks to a More Organized Home Series~ Day 10

Yay~ It's Friday:)  Ready for the last installment for this week on Crystal's 4 weeks to a More Organized Home series?  So far, everything in Crystal's series has been easy and very manageable.  Even though we had to take a break in week #1, it was easy to jump right back on board when we were ready.

Today's assignment is:
- Get dressed in something that makes you feel great

- Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, refer to you weekly goals and make a list of no more than 5 - 7 specific things you want to accomplish today

- Dust all ceiling fans and light fixtures

- Set the timer for at least 15 minutes and do something you really enjoy and that relaxes and rejuvenates you

Come back this evening and see how we did with today's assignment:)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

4 weeks to a More Organized Home Series~ Day 9 Results

Hope your day went better than mine did.  This morning, little Michael decided it was time to get up at 5am.  I was already up at 5am to do my 5 mile dvd walk- well that didn't happen as planned at 5am.  But that is OK- I did get to do my 5 mile walk on dvd before lunch.  But I felt like my whole day was thrown off.  I wanted to cook beans in the crockpot for dinner- they take all day to cook.  I got the beans in the crockpot and put 12 cups of water in and attempted to turn on the crockpot.  Only, it seems my crockpot is on strike.  It won't turn on- it flashes at me but will not turn on- grrrrr.  OK- regroup- put the beans and water in a big pot on the stove.  Dinner did get home on time.  I also got to the gym for a 2 mile de-stress on the treadmill:)  It's funny how it only takes a few minor issues to throw you off your game.

Here is how our day 9 assignment went:
Today's assignment was to:

- Get dressed in something that makes you feel great~ Done

- Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, refer to you weekly goals and make a list of no more than 5 - 7 specific things you want to accomplish today
Here are my weekly goals:
- Pay bills- Done:)
- make new baked oatmeal recipe- Done and loved it:)
- make blueberry muffins- Done
- make homemade syrup- Done
- make pancakes- Done
- get caught up on the huge laundry pile- was able to wash 3 loads of laundry today- yay:)  Making progress
- walk at least 5 miles per day- Walked 5 miles before lunch and walked 2 miles on treadmill at gym:)
- go through 1 bag of clothes per day- not doing so well with this one
- continue to read to little Michael before nap and bedtime- Doing this and loving it. Little Michael loves any and all one on one time with mommy:)

- Set your timer for 15 minutes and a quick clean of your bathroom- Didn't get this done today- is on the list for tomorrow

- Clean your light switch plates- Did this Saturday and will do again this Saturday

How did your day go?  How did you do with today's assignment?  I would love to hear all about it- post below and let me know:)

Starbucks~ Buy One Share One event

How I wish I had a Starbucks near by:)

Just got an email from Starbucks stating that from November 15 through November 18 from 2-5pm, when you buy one holiday beverage you get a second one of equal or lesser value FREE:)  Grab a friend, head on over to your nearest participating Starbucks, relax and catch up:)

4 weeks to a More Organized Home Series~ Day 9

Ready for another day of getting our houses organized before the holidays?  I know I am:)  I am loving Crystal's 4 weeks to a More Organized Home series.

Today's assignment is to:

- Get dressed in something that makes you feel great

- Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, refer to you weekly goals and make a list of no more than 5 - 7 specific things you want to accomplish today

- Set your timer for 15 minutes and a quick clean of your bathroom

- Clean your light switch plates

I am going to go and get started right after lunch.  Got off to a late start this morning.  A certain little one decided it was time to get up at 5 am and it threw my whole day off.

Come back this evening and see how we did with today's assignment:)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My Shopping Trip~ 11/12/2012

With the busyness of this week, I realized I forgot to post about our shopping trip.  Here you go:

Our shopping trip for this week:

Walmart
$3.38- Cat litter
$8.58- Perdue roaster
$4.60- Lunchmeat
$3.74- Spongebob gummy vitamins
$0.88- Fish Oil
$1.00- M&M's for little one- potty training is finally going great
$0.98- Sour gummy worms- for my "little brother" that had foot surgery
$1.66- Bananas
$2.36- (2) boxes crackers
$2.48- Silk nog
$0.97- Dawn
$11.56- (4) gallons skim milk
$3.00- (3) loaves bread
$45.19
-0.50- Dawn cpn
-1.00- Silk cpn
-8.58- Perdue roaster cpn
$36.47- Total after tax

Sams Club
$8.86- Flour
$1.76- (2) drinks
$4.39- (2) 18ct eggs
$8.70- Applesauce
$24.37- Total after tax

Dollar Tree
$1.00- Sandwich bags
$1.00- Sandwich zip bags
$1.00- Qt zip bags
$1.00- Gallon zip bags
$1.00- Cotton balls
$5.20- Total after tax

CVS
$2.99- Aussie conditioner
$2.98- Aussie conditioner
$2.75- Colgate MaxFresh toothpaste
$2.75- Colgate MaxFresh toothpaste
$11.47
-1/2 Colgate toothpaste cpn
-1.00- Aussie cpn- blinkie machine at CVS
-1.00- Aussie cpn from blinkie machine at CVS
-5.00- ECB
-2.49- ECB
-0.98- ECB
$0.32- Total after tax and got back $6 ECB's

This shopping trip has been added to our November Monthly Spending post, where I keep track of what we spend for the month of November.