Monday, May 31, 2010

Yes, you do have time to use coupons.

The number one complaint I hear from people on why they don't use coupons is that they just don't have time. I have wanted to do this math for a while to prove that it takes almost NO time to save money. Since my husband was off today, I was able to go to the grocery without kids but finding the coupons, looking at ads, and figuring out what I was going to buy was done while they were asleep.

1:30pm - 2:30pm: Quick check of what we have already, look at store ads online (Walgreens, Target, CVS, and Publix), go to Coupon Cravings, Fiddledeedee!, and Southern Savers to check coupon match ups for coupons I may already have or be able to get online. I don't make an actual list but I do jot down notes for each store of what I want to look at or things that are on sale that I might not have a coupon to match.

2:30pm - 4:00pm: CVS - spent $6.13, saved $14.78, got $2 Extra Care Bucks to use on my next trip. Target - spent $30.83, saved $35.60, got $15 in gift cards back to use on my next trip. Publix - spent $63.64, saved $42.59.

Total Spent: $100.60
Total Saved: $93.57
Total in "cash back:" $17.00

4:00pm - 4:30pm:  Put $200 worth of groceries away, play "Guess How Much I Paid" with husband (I hold up an item and say, "Guess how much I paid for this?") 

Bottom Line: From start to finish, I spent 3 hours to plan out my grocery trip for this week. (It usually lasts about a week and a half.) I saved almost $95 and made $17 to spend next week so I think of that in an hourly rate since this is basically my contribution to the family budget. In the sense that this is my job, I made about $37 per hour of work I put in.

As a stay at home mom, I absolutely can't justify NOT doing this for my family! It's so simple and I am guaranteed a great return. Garage sales, consignment stores, Ebay, and Craig's List can't do that! I see numbers like that EVERY WEEK if I put forth a little bit of effort. 

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Save Money on Cleaning Products has created a list of 30 money saving tips. I knew vinegar and baking soda could be used to clean around the house but I had no idea you could use coffee grinds, mouthwash, lemon Kool Aid, or bread as cleaning products! I also love the idea of putting newspaper at the bottom of the trashcan to soak up spills and odors. I will be doing that as soon as I take out the trash!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Art as a tool...

This is will not save you money and is completely unrelated to the overall premise of my blog but I loved it. I wanted to share it. It's beautiful, sweet, and brought my mind back to the heart of God.

Thanks, My Freshly Brewed Life for sharing!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Free Baby Diner!

Baby Diner is a really great product for anyone who has kids who throw plates when eating. My 18 month old son does this to tell us he is done and we make him clean the floor every night in an attempt to break him of this habit. If you want to read a review from a real mom, A Mom's Balancing Act was sent a Baby Diner to test out on her 2.5 year old.

If you go to the Baby Diner website, you can get one for free! You just have to pay shipping (it was $7.99 for me, but that is well worth it!) If you order 2, you get free shipping AND the third one free. They are normally $11.50. I can't wait to try this at our house!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

AMAZING giveaway coming soon!

If you are not following Deal Wise Mommy, now is the time to get on board. On June 15th, there will be a giveaway for a $500 Great White Wild Slide!!! The giveaway will end just in time for the 4th of July so you HAVE to enter this one! She always has great giveaways but this is easily one of the best I've ever seen on any blog!

Holiday Weekend = No coupons

If you buy your Sunday paper each week for the coupons, make sure you save your money this Sunday. Since Memorial Day is Monday, there are not going to be any coupon inserts in the Sunday newspaper. This would be a good week to go through all the coupons you have and toss out any that are expired.

50% off Papa John's - TODAY ONLY!!

If you live in Central Florida, tonight needs to be a pizza night!! This is a great deal! Order online and use code MAGICWIN for 50% off your entire order! Pizza, breadsticks, wings, dessert, and's all 50% off! All large pizzas (up to 7 toppings) are $10 right now so today, they are $5!


Thanks, AP!

UPDATE: DO NOT click any of the "specials" at the top. Just order whatever you want individually. It seems there is a glitch that isn't allowing this code to work with any of the special pricing. I was able to get 2 large pizzas, an order of cheesesticks, and two orders of wings for $21!

Win free Kraft Mac and Cheese

Go here to play to win coupons for free mac and cheese. You can play until you win!

Thanks, Deal Wise Mommy.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

How to Vacation for Less

Before you make your summer vacation plans, read 101 Ways to Save Money's great tips. My husband and I booked our first cruise recently and we saved about $300 because we are going in September instead of during summer vacation. To save another $40/person, book an inside room because they are really only for sleeping anyway! We have also used for hotel reservations and got a room a mile off the beach in Naples, FL for $30 a night. Vacations don't have to be expensive to be fun!

Free Phone Call from Disney Characters

For those of you who use Pull-Ups, you have probably seen the code for a phone call from either Woody from Toy Story or Princess Tiana from The Princess and the Frog. You can go here to set up the call. Use code BIGKID to "unlock" the phone call, as well as printable coloring sheets. Parents get to choose the day, time, and occasion of the phone call. One great idea I have heard is to put the phone on speaker phone and videotape it so you can email the video to grandparents or post it online. If your child loves these characters, this could be a great experience for the whole family!

Thanks, FP!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Coupon Class

If you are located in Central Florida and are interested in attending one of my (soon to be) monthly coupon classes, please email me at and I'll tell you when and where it will be. The next one is June 12th.

Also, if you are in a local group, organizations, or just have friends you think would love to learn, I am more than happy to teach a private class (10-20 at a time.) It works much better (and you learn more) if it's a kid-free class so keep that in mind.

As of right now, I do this for free!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Father's Day Deal

Are you at a loss as to what to get your dad or husband for Father's Day? Have you always wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle? If so, Florida Two Wheel Training is running a great deal! They offer Motorcycle Endorsement and Florida Rider Training but for Father's Day, your dad (or husband) can attend training for free with a paying son, daughter, or wife!! If your mom wants to learn instead, you can bring her in place of dad and she can get the same deal. It's a great two for one deal for a savings of $150!

Tell them Mom Loves Deals sent you. :)

Vitamin Samples

Nature Made Vitamins is offering samples of three of their products including Vitamin D3, CholestOff, and Omega-3 Fish Oil. You can also get a customized vitamin recommendation.

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!

Better Homes and Garden = Anti Public Breastfeeding

To all my mommy (and daddy) friends:

Please read this blog entry from The Eco-Cheap Mom. While I never went to a 5-star restaurant while I was breastfeeding either of my two boys, I did breastfeed in public if needed. I see no reason why there is such a huge controversy over this. Better Homes and Garden recently allowed an article to be published on their blog which was (dispute the author's "disclaimer") very anti-kid. I don't know if publishing the article was a slip up on their part or if the magazine as a whole shares the writer's opinion, but either way, I sent an email because it's disturbing that they are publicly asking mothers to breastfeed in the BATHROOM or just stay home!

Know the Coupon Policy

    I was blessed with the opportunity to go grocery shopping by myself this afternoon. I went to Publix and Target armed with my coupons. Now, I have been using coupons at Publix for about a year and I always go to the same store so I KNOW their policy as well as many of their cashiers and managers. I want to make sure I am doing everything by the book so I ask alot of questions if I am unsure about something. 
   So, this afternoon I was able to take my time and shop for things I wouldn't normally buy if I had two bored kids with me. I had two coupons for Cover Girl makeup. One was "buy any cover girl face product, get one free" and the other was "$2 off any Cover Girl product." I KNEW I could them both as long as I bought two items. I needed more face powder so I got two, which were $5.99 each. Well, the cashier, who I have never seen before, started off my transaction irritated about my coupons. After asking most of the cashiers at that location, I know that the consensus is that they want me to give them coupons in three piles: free items (including BOGO), store coupons, and manufacturer coupons. So, I arranged my coupons in that order as she was scanning and handed her the piles on at a time. When she got to the $2 off manufacturer coupon for my Cover Girl stuff, she said I couldn't use it because I already used the BOGO coupon. I said I was allowed to because I was buying one of the items. She said she didn't care what I thought, she would not scan it and gave it back. I may not have been as nice to her as I could after she said that but I told her I'd just take it to customer service and get my $2 from them. She said, "Go ahead and try." So, I said I would.
   At customer service, the clerk said he was pretty sure I was right but wanted to double check. He came back and said, yes, they owed me $2. I told him the cashier was rude and didn't even bother to ask anyone to see if she could accept both. He said he'd let the manager know and she'd inform the cashier that what I was doing was perfectly fine. In the end, I got two Cover Girl products (which would have been $12) for $4. I think the extra few minutes was worth the savings.

   The bottom line is know the policy because cashiers are not always right. I knew without a doubt I was right and I had the confidence to make sure I saved as much as I possibly could.

   Please review Coupon Etiquette, too. I guess I still need more practice being nice when cashiers aren't nice to me.

Photo Deals

Here are a few photo deals just in time for Father's Day!

Thanks, MG!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Handmade Pacifier Clips

I won this sweet paci clip in a giveaway on Mommy Saves Money last week. I got it in the mail today and I love it! It was made by C and C Originals. I am not pregnant but we are definitely having a few more babies so I got it in neutral colors and the V is for our last name. My little sensory boy has been chewy alot lately so I'm going to see if he will chew on a pacifier and this is perfect to have on hand. Maybe it'll help him stop chewing on people!

Visit C and C to check out the very reasonable custom paci clips. It would be perfect for a baby shower, too. I highly recommend this store!

And the winner is...

...Amanda P.!!! Congratulations and thank you to everyone who entered!

Friday, May 21, 2010

101 Date Nights

Need a date night? Here is a list of 100 ideas. Some are cheesy, like having the pizza place cut your pizza into a heart. Some are great, like play pool together. A bunch of them you can combine and most are very cheap. Remember to ask a friend to trade babysitting so you don't have to pay a sitter. You'd be very surprised at how many of your friends will jump at watching your kids if they know you will watch theirs next weekend. I also love the idea of going out for cocktails or dessert. A night out doesn't have to include dinner to be a great date!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Win a Water Bottle from KOR

I never heard of these until a friend was excited to see a cameo in Iron Man 2. As I was Googling KOR to see what she was talking about, I found this great contest! You can win a free KOR hydration vessel of your own by commenting on what Tony Stark is thinking about in the scene from Iron Man 2 with the KOR water bottle. You can also save $5 now using that same link. I am highly intrigued by KOR...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Kylee's Kids

I wanted to share this awesome opportunity with everyone.

On March 17, 2010, Kylee Kingery died of a stroke. She was 8 months pregnant and baby Caleb was born via C-section. She had three other kids and her husband is now raising these four beautiful kids alone. This is why Kylee's Kids was created. A friend of the family will be competing in a triathlon in November and his goal is to raise $5,000 by race day for the family for Christmas. If we get the word out, I have no doubt that we can help meet that goal to help this wonderful family create new traditions this Christmas. Thank you!

Giveaway: Laura's Lean Beef

Need help with groceries or are you just trying to eat more responsible? Leslie Loves Veggie's is hosting a giveaway for Laura's Lean Beef. Two lucky people will win $25 worth of coupons (five $5 off vouchers) good toward the purchase of any Laura's Lean Beef 8 oz or larger! The giveaway ends on June 6th and there are lots of chances to win.

Giveaway ends Friday!

You have a great chance of winning this one because there are very low entries. Tell your friends!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Free book

Gospel for Asia is giving away free copies of the book Revolution in World Missions. If you fill out the form, you can get up to 5 copies of the book to read and share with others totally free. I have heard alot of great things about this book so it's the perfect time to read it!

Free Hummus

Like Athenos on Facebook and you can print two coupons. The coupons are buy one, get one free hummus. We eat hummus every day in this house so I'm excited! It's great on veggies, as a mayo substitute on sandwiches, and on crackers.

Thanks, Coupon Pro!

Deal of the Day Websites

I wanted to tell you about five websites all moms (or anyone who shops for kids) should know about. All of these websites list one deal a day and only sell that one item each day. When the item is gone, the deal is over and you can come back the next day to see a new deal.

  • Baby Steals - They also have a great blog where they give away lots of baby stuff. 
  • Kid Steals - These deals go FAST!
  • Kids Woot - You can visit and woot sellout for grown up toys. They limit you to 3 items per day but it's $5 shipping regardless if you buy 1 or 3.
  • Target Daily Deals - They have more than just baby or kids stuff.
  • bTrendie - They have shopping "events," usually 3 or 4 at a time, that last 2-3 days. You do have to become a member to see the events. 
Happy shopping!!


Through today only, everything (excluding MP3s and personalized CDs) is 70% at Brainy Baby. Use code fb70 to apply the discount. You can get books for under $3, toys for as low as $2, and DVD's for $3.50!! This would be a great time to stock up for baby showers.

Thanks, Balancing Budgets and Babies!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Looking for fun summer activites?

Moms by Heart has a great list of ideas. She found summer reading programs, free or cheap movies, and fun crafts!

Old Navy - $1 Flip Flops

If you need new flip flops, go to Old Navy (early because I'm sure they will go quickly) on Saturday because flip flops will be on sale for $1!!

Thanks, Moms by Heart.

Soft Scrub Total Kitchen

Some of you may remember the post I did about Soft Scrub Total Bathroom I did a few months ago. Well, now I want to tell you about Soft Scrub Total Kitchen! It has all the features of the bathroom version, my favorite being that it has a fancy little screen you can flip to turn the spray into a foam for really nasty messes. You can literally use this from floor to ceiling in your kitchen. Microwave, stove, tile, cabinets, and countertops...they will all get so clean with this. We have faux granite countertops and lots of products, including organic or all natural cleaners, leave streaks. Soft Scrub Total is the ONLY cleaner I've used which doesn't do that. It highly recommend the Soft Scrub Total line.

Join the Soft Scrub Club for coupons so you can try it out for yourself!

Review and Giveaway!

I was sent one of these beautiful rings from Sea Babe Jewelry. First of all, let me say I love this ring! It is a hand forged pure silver ring for $20. It's beautiful and easy to wear. This is the first ring I have worn other than my wedding and engagement rings. I put it on a few days ago and have yet to take it off. I also love that it won't tarnish and since it is hand forged, it's one of a kind. No two rings are exactly the same.

Owners and artists David and Kristin starting making jewelry from the shells they found along the coast of Hawaii. From there, they became self-taught silversmiths so they could make more jewelry. Now Sea Babe Jewelry and it's new line of earrings and necklaces called Sea Babe have blossomed into a great business through

To get your own Twenty Dollar Ring, you can buy one by following the link or you can win one here! Enter by Friday May 21 at 11:59 pm. I will post the winner on Saturday May 22!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Welcome New Friends!

I am so happy that I have many new followers! Welcome and thank you!!! Also, I wanted to let you all know I have a Facebook fan page if that interests you.

Tell your friends and I am always open to comments and suggestions. Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Huggies Jeans?

I checked my mail today and found a $2 off coupon from CVS for Huggies Jeans. I never heard of these (they are coming to CVS May 16th, but have been sold overseas for a while) and I find myself a little confused. I would love to have been in that concept meeting. It's just odd. I understand patterns, characters, and even brightly colored diapers (which is one of the reasons I love cloth), but jeans are weird. I know it's not actually denim but diapers that just look like jeans. They are being advertised as Limited Edition. But they are still essentially garbage. Why don't we have Limited Edition toilet paper? What do you all think?

Pampers Under Investigation

If you use Pampers, this is an interesting article about the new Dry Max Technology. Apparently, it may not be a great as they thought.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lots of Freebies!

There are a bunch of freebies going around. I thought I'd share...

$5 Supercuts Coupon

Supercuts has partnered with ESPN and you can save $5 on your next haircut. Get your coupon now. It's a pdf so you can print as many as you want. It expires 7/31/10. Make sure you call ahead to make sure your local Supercuts accepts internet coupons.

Thanks, Coupon Pro!

Make a profile for your pet, win $100.

Do you have a pet? Then make them a profile at You Pet! Every week they give one of their members a $100 gift card to PetCo. Plus, you'll get to meet friends for your lovely pet! 

 Thanks, Sweeps4Bloggers!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Walgreens: Free Soft Scrub Cleaner

Coupon Pro found a great BOGO coupon for Soft Scrub Cleaners. It's BOGO at Walgreens this week so you can get two (or 4, if you print two coupons) for free!!

Free sample of dog food

Go here to get a free sample of Wysong Epigen dog food. It's a new starch free brand that is coming out in June.

Free Nusing Cover from Udder Covers

If you are pregnant, nursing, or need a baby shower gift, Udder Covers has a great deal going on right now. Choose your favorite nursing cover ($32 value!), use code MOTHER at checkout, and you can get free nursing cover! You can use this code once per transaction so I'm assuming that means you can get more than one for free. You do have to pay $9.95 shipping but it's still a great deal! I have no idea when this code expires (it worked for me just now) so get yours soon. 

Thanks, Mom to Bed by 8!

Cover Girl Review

I was sent two Cover Girl products from the Blast collection to review. I wear make up everyday and love trying new things so I was really excited about this. I received Shine Blast lip gloss and Smoky Shadow Blast eye shadow.

I got lip gloss pictured above and I love it! It's incredibly smooth, not too shiny or pink, and it lasts a long time. The ShineSculpt applicator is one of the reasons this is different than any other lip gloss. It hugs the lips so the gloss is right where you want it. Shine Blast lip gloss comes in 16 shades and is by far, my new favorite lip gloss.

I was also sent the Smoky Shadow Blast in Citrus Flair (the green/rust combo.) This product makes the smoky eye look super easy to recreate. It took me about 30 seconds per eye and I was done. It's fool proof. It comes in 6 color combinations.

While the concept is great, I think this eye shadow combo needs more time in the testing stage. About 20 seconds after I put it on (and after I got one picture), my eyes started burning and tearing up so bad, I had to wash my face and rinse my eyes. I doubt this is a common reaction but for me, it did not work. I followed the application instructions exactly and, as I said, I wear makeup every day. I was really excited about this eye shadow so I was disappointed in the results.

Overall, I think Cover Girl has created a simple, every day solution to perfect makeup with the Blast Collection. You can go to to discover your favorite color combinations.

Disclosure: I was sent these products by BzzAgent on behalf of CoverGirl to review and share my opinion.

Friday, May 7, 2010

New-Sew Halter Top

I love this no-sew T-shirt transformation from Found in the "Ali." I have plans to make a thrift store run tomorrow so I will be on the lookout for cute shirts to cut up! This is another great blog that can get the creativity juices flowing for the non-talented crafter like me.

Thanks, HM!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nivea Sample from Ellen

Ellen is giving away free samples of Nivea lotion or body wash. Get it today because this is highly advertised so it probably won't last long.

Kids Eat Free at Quiznos!

Can I just tell you how excited I am about this?? Since we have decided to eat healthier, Quiznos is our new Mama doesn't feel like cooking meal.

Kids now eat FREE all day, every day!!

For every adult entree purchased, you can get one free Kidz Meal. This applies to children 12 and under and they must be present.

Get coupons here to get an even cheaper meal!

Thanks, Our Family Ramblings!

Free Publix products

There are 4 great offers at Publix this week (good through 5/12).

  • Buy Lindsay large olives, get Publix large olives free. 
  • Buy Kraft Original BBQ sauce, get Publix Original BBQ sauce free.
  • Buy Heinz Ketchup, get Publix Ketchup free. 
  • Buy Kraft Yellow or While American Singles, get Oscar Meyer Zip Pack lunch meat free.
Also, if you got your Publix Baby Club coupons in the mail this week, the $1 off any Dairy and $1 off any Deli item coupons can be used on the Kraft cheese and Oscar Meyer lunch meat!  So, I paid $1.69 for a package of Kraft cheese and a package of lunch meat! (That's a savings of $5!)

Free Yogurt at Publix!

I just got back from Publix and there is a new promotion with Nature Valley and Yoplait. In the dairy section, there was a display set up for Nature Valley granola bars. On the box, there is a coupon for 3 free Yoplait yogurts when you buy the granola bars. The granola bras also qualify for this promotion. To sweeten the deal, there is a $.40/1 box of Nature Valley here. I only bought one box and 3 yogurts but I will be going back soon for more! I did not see any indication of how long this deal will last.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

God and Money

One thing I have learned is the journey from struggling financially to being settled is never complete. This is especially true when your income is not as stable as you'd like it. For me, a planning type A organized person, this journey looks alot like God and I standing on a seemingly unstable bridge above a huge chasm. I always start out on the opposite side of the bridge as God and He quietly and calmly asks me to walk across the bridge to meet Him. As I kick and scream and cry until my body is dehydrated, He stands firm. My begging prayers sound alot like the whiney gimme gimme's of a preschooler. "If you give us a steady income, we will use it wisely." "I have learned so much about money management but I can't put in to practice unless you help us." "My kids need to eat and we need a place to live. Don't you love us?" "How can I teach people to save money if we are struggling so much to pay our bills?"  I don't budge from my place on solid ground and God never stops asking me calmly to step out onto the bridge. This fight (it's really just me fighting with God) can last for months. The last time we went through this, it was about 6 months of tears and anger before I finally stood up, wiped my tears, and started to walk across the bridge to meet God. Within one month, our family was feeling the relief.

And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:19

My mom always used to say, "If you can't be trusted with a paper clip, why would God give you a stapler?" For us, I think money management was the paper clip. It was a very small skill that we never learned and struggled to understand. We have that paper clip in our hands. But God wants His people to continue to strive to be better. There is never just one bridge and the trek is over. I relate very well to God as our Father since I am a parent. If my kids learn the lesson of sharing, I reward them but I still want them to learn to be giving, compassionate, kind, gracious, and thankful. Once they master sharing, they are not adults. They are just kids who know how to share. We are not done with our trek. We just know how to manage our money.

All the plans He's made for me, I have to wait and see. He's not finished with me yet. - Brandon Heath 

So now, I am again standing at the foot of a bridge. God wants to give me a stapler and he wants me to show Him my paper clip skills. I caught myself this morning starting to fight with God again. I spent the morning crying, writing angry notes to God, and complaining. Bridges are scary. I am so good with the paper clip and I'm not sure I'm ready to trade it in for a a stapler. I was happy with where we were. I felt good about how far we'd come. I don't particularly want to learn something new. Walking across that bridge means my hands will blister from holding on to the ledges, my feet will hurt from the long walk, my body will ache from the heat of the sun, and I will be mentally exhausted as I keep looking up to God for reassurance that He won't let me fall. I know once I cross this bridge, God will ask more of me. The next bridge will hurt just as much and I'm tired of the struggle. I'm tired of the pain.

Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength - carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. - Corrie Ten Boom

If I say I trust God yet whine when He wants to shape me into the woman He created me to be, I am a liar. In reality, I am not happy with myself. I am not ok staying in one place. I know God has great plans for me. I will not let this fight last 6 months. I will not let it last 6 days. I will walk across that bridge and I will keep looking to God because I know He wants me to come to Him. It's ok to nag God and tell Him how much it hurts. Even Jesus asked Him to "take this cup from me" (Luke 22:42) but Jesus still died a long painful death. I am not being asked to die on a cross for the sins of the world. I am being asked to learn to make the words of my mouth be truth and really love each step of the journey. There are great rewards. Each time I cross that bridge, God holds me tight as we rejoice in my success. He never leaves me. He is always one step ahead of me because He wants me to follow Him to a much more beautiful place.

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 1 Peter 4: 12-13

And the winner is...

Jeannine Mellan! I sent her an email and she has 48 hours to respond. If she does not, I will pick a new winner. Thank you so much to everyone who entered!!

Congratulations, Jeannine!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Free can of Libby's fruit or veggies

Like Libby's Table on Facebook to get a coupon for a free can of Libby's products. I love free food!

Free sample for nursing moms

Learning Curve has a great sample available. Sign up here to get a sample of The First Years Nursing Care Instant Relief System. It's a Cooling Gel Pad in a milk protein treated sleeve. These products are available at Target and anything I've ever bought from The First Years has been great!

Thanks, Freebies 4 Mom!!

Win Cottonelle Toilet Paper!

Enter at Freebies 4 Mom to win 6 months of Cottonelle Toilet Paper. Everyone uses toilet paper so this is a great giveaway for every single one of you! A winner will be chosen on May 10th so enter before then.

Vocalpoint - Free Pampers samples

I told you about Vocalpoint a few weeks ago and now they are offering a free sample of Pampers Dry Max diapers. They are available in size 3, 4, and 5. Get your sample now because they won't last long!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Need a new purse?

Baghaus has a weekly Handbag Makeover Giveaway. if you enter once, each week you will automatically be reentered to win. If you become a Facebook fan and follow on Twitter, you will be entered three times each week! I love contests I can win without thinking!

Thanks, One 2 Try!

Giveaway: ecomom Plum Organics Baby Food

Mommy Saves Money has a great giveaway going on until May 16th. Enter on her blog for $20 worth of organic baby or toddler food from Plum and/or Revolution.

Good luck!

Plastic Canvas Blocks by Lizzie's Lovelies

I love for many reasons. One of them being that I am really not as artistic in reality as I wish I was. (I have lots of great ideas but when I actually try to make something, it rarely looks like I imagined in my head. Also, I can't sew, crochet, knit, or anything useful like that.) I follow Lizzie's Lovelies Blog because she is very artistic and makes very sweet accessories. I don't have little girls but her creations sometimes make me think I might be ok having one someday.

Her newest creation is something even my boys would love. She has starting making plastic canvas blocks with letters on them. Visit the blog or the Lizzie's Lovelies etsy store to see more pictures or purchase the blocks for a sweet child in your life. The proceeds from the sale of the blocks will go to Elizabeth's New Life Center. I love homemade toys but toys for a purpose are even better!

50 free Disney Music downloads

Like 'Walt Disney Records' on Facebook and over the next 50 days, you can download 50 great Disney songs for free! Today's song is "Squirrels in my Pants" from Phineas and Ferb.

Thanks, Our Family Ramblings!

Drugstore and Target deals

Remember to check out this week's best deals for Walgreens, CVS,  and Target.

Also, if you shop at Walmart, you can get a free movie ticket when you buy specially marked Tampax or Always.

Happy shopping!

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!