Thursday, August 4, 2011

First Day of 2nd grade

First Day of 2nd grade!!

Well, today was MaKayla's first day of 2nd grade.  As I was making breakfast this morning and preparing to wake her up to get ready, I began to wonder...  Where has the time gone?  It seems like just yesterday that she was placed in my arms for the very first time.  It seems like just yesterday she started daycare.  And, it seems like just yesterday that I walked her down the hall to her very first day of Kindergarden (we had meltdowns for 2 solid weeks when she first started school).  All of this thinking made me very sad.  Somewhere along the way, my blonde pig-tailed baby was replaced with a beautiful and sassy little girl.  
  MaKayla was very excited about school.  We drove up to the school and I looked over at her to see her shaking.  We entered the building and found her name under the teacher she was assigned to.  We began to make our way to the 2nd grade building.  The closer we got, the more she was shaking.  By the time we were standing outside of her classroom, there were huge tears welling up in her eyes and she sounded as if she was about to hyperventalate, from trying to hold in the tears.  I knelt down beside her and felt my heart breaking.  She was trying so hard to be brave.  I reminded her of Queen Esther (her favorite Bible charactor) and reminded her how brave Esther was.  I told her to be brave like Esther and that God was going to take care of her today, like He had so many times before.  With that, she nodded and did her very best to suck in the tears.
  We walked into the classroom and met her teacher.  I hugged and kissed my 2nd grader and assured her that I would be waiting on her as soon as school let out.  With a smile, I turned and walked out of the door- knowing that she was trying to be brave....  I, on the otherhand, cried all the way to the car!  :)
   Currently, its 45 minutes until I am able to pick my girl up!  I can't wait to hear the details of her day!
  I'll keep y'all posted!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Store Sale Cycle for August

Well, its almost that time again...  Time for the kids to get back to school.
Starting in July, you will find school supplies at rock bottom prices.  My daughter is constanty needing supplies throughout the school year.  I always take advantage of the back to school sales, and buy extras of all of the things that I know she'll be needing throughout the year (notebooks, crayons, pencis, etc).  This will same you BIG money throughout the year!  For example, spiral notebooks are currently $.20 each at Walmart.  By Labor Day, they will be marked back up to full price ($.97 each).  Take advantage of these deals!

Below you will find the store sale cycles for all stores.  These products will go on sale in August. 

Back to School:  Pudding Cups and Lunch Meat
Disinfectant:  Clorox Wipes, Clorox Spray, Hand Sanitizer
Cearance Items:  Insect Repellant, Sunscreen, Charcoal
Seasonal Produce:  apples, Avocado, Beans, Berries, Corn Cucumber, Eggplant, Grapes, Onions, melons, Peaches, Pears, Peppers, Squash, Tomatoes, Plums, etc.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sunday Paper Coupon Preview for 7/24/11

There will be 2 inserts in the Suday Paper this week.
and RedPlum

The Sunday Coupon Preview website is only posting the RedPlum insert at this time.

RedPlum Coupon Insert
Flintstones Save $2/1 multivitamin product (9/30)
Garnier Fructis Save $1/1 shampoo, conditioner or treatment (10/24) ETS
Garnier Fructis Save $1/1 style product (10/24) ETS
ICAPS Save $2/1 (10/31)
i-flex Save $5/1 120ct (9/15)
Jimmy Dean Save $.55/1 fully cooked links or patties (9/30)
Jimmy Dean Save $.55/1 hearty sausage crumbles (9/30)
Jimmy Dean Save $1/1 skillets (9/30)
Kibbles ‘n Bits Save $1.50/1 dry dog food (9/24)
Land O’Frost Save $.55/1 Premium One Pound (10/17)
L’Oreal Save $1/1 Paris cleanser (9/18)
L’Oreal Save $1/1 Paris moisturizer (9/18)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 EverSleek, EverPure, EverStrong shampoo or conditioner (9/18)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 EverSleek, EverPure, EverStrong treatment (9/18)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 Healthy Look Creme Gloss color (9/18)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 Paris eye product (9/18)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 Paris face product (9/18)
L’Oreal Save $3/1 Double Extend Eye Illuminator Mascara or Liner (9/18)
Luigi’s Save $.50/1 Real Italian Ice product (9/10)
Minute Maid Save $.50/1 frozen novelty product (9/10)
One A Day Save $1/1 adult or teen multivitamin product (9/30)
One A Day Save $2/1 multivitamin product 100ct+ (9/30)
One A Day/Dial Save Save $3 when you buy One A Day Women’s Plus Healthy Skin Support multivitamin and Dial NutriSkin lotion (12-26oz) or bodywash (16-24oz) (9/30)
OPTI-FREE Save $3/1 RepleniSH 2x10oz twin (10/31)
Purina Save $1/2 Beggin’ (10/24)
Quaker Save $.75/1 5ct Life bars Target Coupon (9/30)
Systane Save $2/1 (10/31)
Temptations Save $1/2 treats for cats (9/3)
Whiskas Save $1/1 dry food for cats (9/17)
Whiskas B1G1 free tray up to Save $.69 (9/17)
Whole Fruit Save $.50/1 fruit bars product (9/10)
Whole Fruit Save $.50/1 sorbet product (9/10)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Proverbs 31 Woman- Living the Lifestyle

An excellent wife who can find?  She is worth far more than precious jewels.  the heart of her husband trust in her, and he will have no lack of gain.  She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.  She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. She is like the shipsof the merchant; she brings her food from afar.  She rises while it is still night and provides food for her household, and portions for her maidens.  She considers  field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.  She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.  She preceives that her merchandise is profitable.  her lamp does not go out by night.  She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.  she opens her hand to the poor and reaches her hands to the needy.  She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her househould are clothed in scarlet.  She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.  her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land.  She makes linen garmets and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant.  Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the times to come.  She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tounge.  She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.  Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husand also, and he praises her.  "Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all".  Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.  Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.
-Proverbs 31:10-31 (ESV)

This has got to be one of my favorite text.  The Lord has convicted me so many times through this portion of His word.  While I am not a "working mother"- I am a mother.  The majority of my day is spent wiping up spills from cereal bowls, stepping over matchbox cars, potty-training my 2 year old, and wiping the messy faces of my two children.  To be honest, not much about my day to day routine seems to be very "Virtuous".  
  The thought of imitating this amazing woman exhaust me!  Who in the world has time to buy a field, plant it, and harvest it?!  Just the thought wears me out!  :)  If you notice, a big part of the life of this virtuous woman is effectively managing the resources of her household.  And because she manages her resources well, she is able to bless others by her hand.  The woman described in this scripture has outstanding abilities.  And, they are all a result of her love for her family and her God.  Do not se her as a model to imitate in every detail-  our days are not long enough to do all that she does!  See her instead, as an inspiration to do all that you can do to serve God and your household with all that you have.  And part of serving God is having a relationship with him.  Read His word, meditate on it, and pray without ceasing!  He will transform your entire life!  He wants to be a part of each and every aspect of your life- even the messy stuff.  He will transform you into the woman that He created you to be. 
  My favorite verse in Proverbs 31 is found in verse 25- "She laughs at the times to come".  Often times we are fearful of the times to come-  whether it be a financial situation, something work related, or the sickness or death of a loved one- times will inevitably get tough, even sometimes scary.  But, when you are grounded in God's love, He can pick up the broken pieces of your broken heart in any situation and put them back together as only He can.  Afterall, He knows your heart better than anyone else- He created it!  There are so many uncertain things in my future.  I know that eventually, pain will come.  But I know that the God that created me, loves me and will be close by my side when those times come. (The Lord is close to the brokenhearted- Psalm 34:18).  So, go ahead-  laugh at what's to come!  You can because you know that whatever tomorrow brings, He will be there! 

"For the mountains may depart,
and the hills be removed,
but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,
and my covenant of peace shall not be removed",
says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Isaiah 54:10

/Sunday Paper Coupon Preview for 7/10/11

This week is going to be a great week for coupons!!
There will be 2 inserts- A SmartSource and a RedPlum
Happy Clipping!!

Smartsource coupon insert
Air Wick Freshmatic compact starter kit $4/1 (8/21)
Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra starter kit $4/1 (8/21)
Ball accessory item $1/1 (10/31)
Ball canning discovery kit $2/1 (10/31)
Bic Soleil disposable or Soleil system razor $3/1 (8/21)
Biotrue multi-purpose solution 10oz+ $2/1 (9/10)
Biotrue 2x10oz pack multipurpose solution $4/1 (9/10)
Colgate toothpaste 4oz+ $.50/1 (7/30)
Colgate Sensitive toothpaste 4oz+ $.75/1 (7/30)
Fiber One 80 calories cereal $.75/1 (8/20)  goes great with the albertsons promo this weekGeneral Mills 4.5oz+ Sweet ‘n’ Salty Chex Mix $.50/1 (9/3)
General Mills 5oz+ Bugles corn snacks $.50/1 (9/3)
General Mills Lucky Charms treats, Golden Grahams treats, Chex Mix treats or Milk ‘n’ Cereal bars $.50/1 (9/3)General Mills cereals (18 total cereals) $1/2 (8/20)
Infusium 23 shampoo, conditioner or leave-in treatment $1/1 (8/31)
Lime-A-Way cleaner $1/1 (9/10)
Mentos 45pc+ bottle $1/1 (9/10)
Mentos UP2U packs $1/2 (9/10)  free gum anyone?!
Mentos 15pc+ bottles $1/3 (9/10)
OneTouch product with purcahse of Ultra Meter $10/1 (8/6)
OneTouch $5/2 boxes of Delica Lancets or $2/1 box (8/6)
OPI Nicole by OPI nail lacquer $1/1 (9/3) my favorite nail polishPilgrim’s frozen fully cooked chicken 32 ounces or less $2/1 (12/31)
Purina Cat Chow or Kitten Chow ex 16-18oz $1/1 (9/14)
Purina 4.5lb bag Chef Michael’s canine creations dry $2/1 (8/7)
Purina cans Chef Michael’s canine creations $2/6 (8/7)
Purina 11.5lb bag Chef Michael’s canine creations dry $4/1 (8/7)
Raid Max spider & scorpion killer $1/1 (9/3)
Scotch-Brite scrub sponges, scour pads, dishwands or dishwand refills $.75/2 (8/31)
Shout product $.55/1 (8/21)
Smart Balance omega-3 eggs $.50/1 (8/24)
Smart Balance cooking spray or oil $.75/1 (8/24)
Smart Balance popcorn $.75/1 (8/24)
Smart Balance rich roast peanut butter $.75/1 (8/24)
Smart Balance milk $1/1 (8/24)
Smart Balance buttery spreads or buttery sticks $1/2 (8/24)
St. Ives body wash $.75/1 (8/17)
Waggin Train 2oz+ chicken jerky tenders dog treats $1/1 (8/28)
Waggin Train 2oz+ dog treats excluding chicken jerky tenders $1/1 (8/28)
Yoplait Go-Gurt, Kids, Trix, Splitz yogurt$.75/2 (9/3)
Yoplait yogurt cups $1/10 (9/3)
RedPlum Coupon InsertCheer product Save $1.00/2 (8/31)
Cramp911 4.5ml Save $1.00/1 (7/31)
Cramp911 21ml Save $3.00/1 (7/31)
Era product Save $1.00/1 (8/31)
Flex-a-min supplement Save $3.00/1 (8/23)
Folgers coffee products 3 oz or larger excludes gourmet selections K-Cup portion packs Save $1.00/2 (8/14)
Folgers Black Silk coffee 10.3 oz or larger Save $1.00/1 (8/14)
Gain laundry detergent Save $1.00/1 (8/31)
Gain fabric softener or sheets Save $1.00/1 (8/31)Grain Berry item Save $1.00/1 (8/31)
Hefty One Zip bags Save $1.00/2 (10/31)
Hillshire Farm lunch meat Save $1.00/2 (8/13)
Jimmy dean D-light sandwich Save $1.00/1 (8/31)
Jimmy Dean D-light bowls Save $1.00/1 (8/31)
Keebler Granola Fudge bars 6ct only Save $.75/1 (9/4)  great with the albertsons promo this weekKellogg’s Special K multigrain oats & honey, Frosted Mini-Wheats touch of fruit in the middle, Rice Krispies gluten free, Crunchy Nut or Kellogg’s Fiber Plus caramel pecan crunch cereal 10.8 oz or larger Save $.70/1 (8/21)
Kellogg’s Special K multigrain oats & honey, Frosted Mini-Wheats touch of fruit in the middle, Rice Krispies gluten free, Crunchy Nut or Kellogg’s Fiber Plus caramel pecan crunch cereal 10.8 oz or larger Save $1.50/2 (8/21)
Kellogg’s Special K multigrain oats & honey, Frosted Mini-Wheats touch of fruit in the middle, Rice Krispies gluten free, Crunchy Nut or Kellogg’s Fiber Plus caramel pecan crunch cereal 10.8 oz or larger Save $2.25/3 (8/21)
L’Oreal Preference Save $2.00/1 (9/4)
L’Oreal Paris skincare item Save $1.00/1 (9/4)
L’Oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Save $1.00/1 (9/4)
L’Oreal Studio Line Styling product or Vive Pro glossy style product Save $1.00/1 (9/4)
L’Oreal Vive Pro Shampoo Save $.75/1 (9/4)
M&M’s brand chocolate candies bags 1.14 – 3.27 oz Save $1.25/3 (8/21)
9Lives Wet Cat Food (one 12-can variety pack, 12 individual cans or Three 4-packs Save $1.00 (9/10)
9Lives Dry Cat Food 3.15 lb or larger Save $1.00/1 (9/10)
Nature’s Bounty vitamin or supplement Save $1.00/1 (8/23)
Nozema Spa Shave 4 blade shaver 4 pack, Super smooth triple blade shaver 4 pack or 6 pack, Premium-Pivot twin blade 12 pack or Bikini shaver 3 pack Save $2.00/1 (7/17)
Pounce Cat treats Save $.50/1 (9/10)
Pure Silk Shave Creme 9.5 oz Save $.80/1 (9/30)
Silver Palate Pasta Sauce Save $1.00/1 jar (8/31)
Silver Palate oatmeal Save $1.00/1 (8/31)
Your Life Multi supplement Save $2.00/1 (8/23)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

I just wanted to take a minute to wish each and every one of you a Happy 4th of July!
I know that today will be filled with cookouts and fireworks for so many people.  But, i hope that you will take just a few moments to thank God for our country and for the men and women who have given of themselves to defend it, so that we might have the freedom that we enjoy. 

I plan on spending the evening with my family and a few friends.  I'll be getting busy in the kitchen in just a little while...  Whats on the menu?  Hamburgers and hotdogs (on the grill, of course), Potato Salad, Baked Beans, and Pasta Salad.  And to top it off, I'll be making a Banana Split Cake for dessert.  I will also be making Red and Blue Rice Krispie Treats for the kids. 
We'll top off our evening with fireworks.

Happy 4th!  God Bless America

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Coupon Websites reload!!

Well, tomorrow is July 1st...  Which means we're just about to enter the 4th of July weekend.  But, since its the first day of the month, it also means that the coupon websites will reload with tons of new coupons.  Make sure you take time this weekend to stop by all of the websites to see what great coupons they'll be offering this month.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Sunday Coupon Preview for 7/3/11

Usually there are no coupons in the Sunday Paper the weekend before a holiday.  But, this week there are going to be coupons (Yay!)!
I am sure that these coupons, found in the P&G insert, will make for some fabulous deals!!

P&G Coupon Insert:
Always $.50/1 Pads, Clean or Feminie Cleansing Cloths
Always $.50/1 Pantiliner 30ct+
Always $1/1 Infinity 14ct+
Bounce $.50/1 dryer bar
Bounce/Downy $.35/1 sheets
Bounty $.25/1 napkins
Bounty $.25/1 towels or napkins
Cascade $1/1
Cascade $1/1 rinse aid
Charmin $.25/1
Clairol $1/1 hair color
Clairol $3/1 Nice ‘n Easy color blend foam or Perfect 10 hair color
Covergirl $1/1
Covergirl $2.50/2
Crest $.75/1 4oz+ toothpaste
Crest $.75/1 rinse 440mL+
Crest $5/1 3D White Advanced Vivid, Stain Shield, or Gentle Routine Whitestrips
Crest $7/1 3D White Professional Effects or 2 Hour Express Whitestrips
Downy $1/1 liquid fabric softener
Duracell $.50/1 Coppertop, Ultra Advanced, Ultra Photo Lithium or specialty batteries
Duracell $1.50/1 rechargeable batteries or charger or 6-pack+ hearing aid batteries
Febreze $.50/1 air effects
Febreze $.50/1 Set & Refresh
Febreze Buy one fabric refresher, get one air effects free up to $3.29
Febreze Buy one NOTICEables refill, get one NOTICEables warmer free up to $3.29
Gillette $1/1 body wash
Gillette $2/1 deodoratn ets
Gillette $2/1 Mach3 disposable 3ct, Sensor3 4ct or Custom Plus3 4ct
Gillette $2/1 manual or power Fusion ProGlide razor
Gillette $3/1 Mach3 cartridge
Gillette $3/1 Mach3 disposable 6ct, Sensor3 8ct or Custom Plus3 8ct
Gillette $4/1 Fusion cartridge including ProGlide 4ct+
Head & Shoulders B1G1 free shampoo or conditioner up to $12.99 ets
Herbal Essences/Aussie $3 off styler when you purchase any product ets
Ivory $.50/1 bar or bodywash or Safeguard bar or liquid handsoap
Metamucil $1/1
Olay $1/2 bars, body washes, in-shower body lotions or hand & body lotions ets
Olay $3/1 Pro-X, Regenerist or Total Effects facial moisturizer or facial cleanser ETS
Old Spice $1/2
Old Spice Buy one Fresh Collection or Red Zone product, get one body spray free up to $5.39
Oral-B $.75/1 floss or floss picks 30ct+
Oral-B $2/1 Pulsar, CrossAction, Advantage, or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense manual toothbrushes
Pampers $1.50/1 limited edition prints diapers or splashers swim pants
Pampers $1.50/2 bags or 1 box of diapers or pants
Pantene $1/2 ets
Pepto $.50/1
Secret $1/2 ets
Tampax $.50/1 18ct+
Tampax $1/1 Pearl or Compak Pearl 18ct+
Tide $.35/1 Tide To Go
Tide $.50/1 detergent
Tide $.50/1 washing machine cleaner
Tide $1.50/1 Stain Release 26-50oz powder, 15-34ct duo pac or 36-68oz liquid
Tide $.50/1 stain release
Venus $2/1 razor or disposables razor
Venus $2/1 refill

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Banana Split Cake Recipe

Banana Split "Cake" recipe

This is one of my absolute favorite summer recipes!  I plan on making this for my family and a few friends during the 4th of July Holiday.  Enjoy!


9 Honey Maid Honey Grahams, crushed (about 1 1/2 Cups)
1 C. Sugar, divided
1/3 C. butter, melted
2 pkg. (8 oz each) Cream Cheese, softened
1 can (crushed) Pineapple in juice, drained
6 bananas, sliced
2 pkgs. (3.4 oz each) Jello vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
2 Cups cold milk
2 cups thawed cool whip topping, divided
1 C. chopped pecans


Mix crumbs, 1/4 C. sugar and butter, and press into the bottom of a 13x9 inch pan.  Freeze for 10 min.
Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar with mixer until well blended.  Spead carefully over crust; top with pineapple.  Slice 4 bananas and arrange over the top of the pineapple.

Beat pudding mixes with milk with whisk for 2 minutes until well blended.  Stir in 1 c. cool whip; spread over banana layer in pan.  Top with remaining Cool Whip.  Refridgerate for 5 hours.  Slice the remaining 2 bananas just before serving; arrange over dessert.  Top with nuts.


End of the month Coupons

It's the end of the month...  Which means that all of the coupons that are on the coupon websites will dissappear!  So, go ahead and print any that you haven't printed yet.  We'll be seeing a lot of new coupons on the first of July!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A couple of good price matching deals you can use at Walmart this week...

Each week when I make out my grocery list, I always have a price-matching section of my list.  Here are a few good prices that I found while going through my sales papers this week.  Price-matching always saves me the hassle of having to run to 6 different stores to get all of the best deals.  This works on everything except the ECB, RR, and Up bucks offers...  For those, you need to go to the stores themselves, because Wal-mart wont match them.

Rite Aid:

Edy's MAXX Ice cream, one pint 2/$5
Cereal- (Frosted Flakes, Raisin Bran, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, Rice Krispies) $1.99- ( get coupons @
Jet Puff Marshmellows $.99- use $.20 off coupon/2 found in this Sunday's paper
Xtra Laundry Detergant (68-75oz) $1.99


Blue Bell Ice Cream- 64 oz.  $3.99
Angel Soft Toilet Tissue- 9 Big rolls- $4.00
Chicken of the Sa Tuna- $.55 each
Campbell's Chicken soup- ChickenNoodle or Tomato- coupons at
Kraft Mayo/Miracle Whip (30 oz)- $2.49- use $1.00/2 coupon found in last Sunday's paper making them $1.99 each
Sun Laundry Detergent- 75 loads- $2.99
Dawn Dish Detergent- 10.3 oz.- $.99
** Bounty Paper Towels- 6 rolls- $4.99- use $1.00 off coupon from last weeks paper making them $3.99 each


Lay's Potato Chips $1.88 each
Suddenly Pasta Salad $1 (use $.50/2 coupon that was in the Sunday Paper a few weeks ago, making them $.75 each/WYB 2)
hamburger Helper $1 (use $.75/3 coupon, making them $.75 each, when you buy 3)
Betty Crocker Cake Mix $1 (use $.75/2 coupon- making them $1.25 for 2)
General Mills Cereal- (Variety) 5 for $10... $2 each... (use coupons!)


Breyer's Slow Churned Icecream- $2.99
Heinz Ketchup- $1.99 (40oz.) (use $.50/1 coupon from a few weeks back)

These are just a few of the many deals this week.  All of these can be price matched at Walmart, to prevent you from running all over town.  Good luck!

$1 off Cream of Wheat with Wal-mart Scenario...

My kids love cream of wheat...  It's bestserved on a cold and chilly morning.  Living on the Gul Coast, it'll be a while before i have a morning like that.  but, I will still grab a box with this $1 off coupon and put it in the pantry until the weather is perfect!

Cream of Wheat- $3.48 at Wal-mart everyday
Score a box for $2.48!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Food Giant changes their Coupon Policy

Just a little "heads-up" to my Gulfport Couponers... 

Food Giant changed their Coupon Policy last week...  Instead of Doubling coupons up to $.60,  they now only double up to $.50...  I know, I know- I was dissappointed too!  But, don't worry.  It still makes for some great deals.  You just have to keep your eyes on those sale papers!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Couponer banned from Wal-mart for LIFE!

I came across this vieo earlier this evening...  A couponer was banned from Wal-mart for life.
Click the link below to watch the video:

This, is why it is so important to know your coupon policies for the stores in which you shop.  Its also extremely handy to have those coupon policies printed out and in your coupon binder.  And it's also very important to be nice and polite to the cashiers!!!  In a lot of cases, you may know more about there coupon policies than they do.  But, there is no need to argue.  Simply, pull out your copy of the coupon policy and show them.  If you have that coupon policy right in front of you, that stops all arguments in their tracks.  And for goodness sake, don't video a confrontation!!! :)

I definately think that this lady was wrong.  These are the people who give us couponers a bad name with stores-  and this is the reason that so many stores are beginning to change their coupon policies.
Most stores and cashiers are extremely helpful to couponers.  Remember the saying...  You catch a lot more flies with honey than vinegar! 

New Salsa Recipe

A few weeks ago, when I was literally swimming in fresh tomatoes from my garden, I posted an idea on what to do with all of them...  Salsa.  Last sunday at church, one of the sweet ladies in my church came up to me and told me that she had seen my Salsa article on my blog.  She handed me another Salsa recipe and told me how wonderful it was.  I have plans on trying the recipe next week.  But, in the meantime, I thought that I would share it with all of you!  It sounds wonderful! - Enjoy!


3/4 Cups Apple Cider Vinegar
6 tsp. minced garlic
4 tsp. Oregano
2 tsp. Cumin
4 TBS Cilantro
1tsp. salt
8 Cups tomatoes
15 large or 20 small Jalapeno Peppers- finely chopped ( the more seeds and veins you remove, the milder the Salsa will be)
1C. chopped onions
1/2 tsp. black pepper

Cook about 20 minutes- and place in jars (sealed).

Sunday Paper Coupon Preview for 6/26

It's that time again...
Time for the Sunday Paper Coupon Preview.  This week, there will be 2 inserts in your paper...  A Smartsource and a Redplum.  Happy Clipping!

RedPlum Coupon Insert
3 Musketeers Save $.50/2 (7/31)
Best Foods Save $.40/2 16.5oz+ products (7/24)
Body Fortress Save $3/1 powder (8/17)
C&H Save $.50/1 4lb or 5lb granulated sugar product (9/30)
Clemmy’s Save $1.50/2 sugar free ice cream products (9/1)
Coppertone Save $1/1 2oz+ (7/31)
Dove Save $.75/1 anti-perspirant/deodorant or body mist ets (7/24)
Dove Save $.75/1 beauty bar 6 pack+ (7/24)
Dove Save $.75/1 hair care product ets (7/24)
Dove Save $1/1 body wash 10oz+ (7/24)
Dove Save $2/1 Men+Care antirperspirant 2.7oz or deodorant 3oz ets (7/24)
Dove Save $4/1 Men+Care body and face bar 6 pack+ (7/24)
Dove B1G1 free Men+Care body and face wash 13.5oz+ or active clean shower tool up to Save $5.99 ets (7/24)
King’s Hawaiian Save $1/2 packages of 12-pack rolls or 4-pack sandwich buns (8/21)
Land O’Frost Save $1/1 sub sandwich kits (8/31)
Lipton Save $.40/1 tea bags, To Go, or any iced tea mix (7/24)
L’Oreal Save $1/1 root rescue product (8/21)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 Excellence or Excellence to-go shade (8/21)
Luigi’s Save $.50/1 real Italian ice product (8/27)
Milk-Bone Save $1.50/2 dog snacks (8/26)
Milk-Bone Save $1/1 mini’s dog snacks (8/26)
Milo’s Kitchen Save $1.50/1 100% real dog treats 3.3oz or smaller (8/7)
Milo’s Kitchen Save $2/1 100% real dog treats 10oz+ (9/18)
Minute Maid Save $.50/1 frozen novelty product (8/27)
Nalley Save $1/1 pickles 16oz+ (9/5)
Nutro Save $3/1 Natural Choice dry cat food (8/28)
POND’S Save $1/1 cream, towelettes or cleansing product ets (7/24)
POND’S Save $1/1 wet cleansing towelettes 30 ct (7/24)
Pringles Save $.50/1 snack stack or stix (7/31)
Pringles Save $1/2 fat free pringles (7/31)
Pringles Save $1/3 super stack cans (7/31)
Purina Save $2/12 cans Mighty Dog food or 1 12ct pack (8/15)
Rubbermaid Save $1/1 beverage, pitcher, bottle or carafe (9/30)
S&W Save $1/2 The Recipe Collection beans (8/31)
Tums Save $1/2 24ct+ (8/31)
Whole Fruit Save $.50/1 fruit bars product (8/27)
Whole Fruit Save $.50/1 sorbet product (8/27)


  • $2/1 ACT Dry Mouth Bottle
  • $0.55/1 Barilla Piccolini
  • $1/1 ACT Product
  • $1/1 Banana Boat Product
  • $2/1 Bio-Oil Skincare Oil
  • $0.60/2 Blue Diamond Almonds
  • $0.60/2 Blue Diamond Oven Roasted Almonds
  • $0.50/1 Carefree Product
  • $0.40/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush or Wisp
  • $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste
  • $2/1 Cortizone-10 Hydrasensitive Lotion
  • $1/1 Cortizone-10 Product
  • $1/1 Crystal Ice Cream
  • $0.25/2 Crystal Single Serve Ice Cream
  • $0.75/1 Don Francisco’s Coffee
  • $1/1 Don Francisco’s Coffee Family Reserve
  • $0.50/1 Cheerios Original
  • $2/1 Gold Bond Ultimate Body Wash
  • $2/1 Gold Bond Ultimate Hand Sanitizer
  • $1/1 Gold Bond Ultimate Lotion or Cream
  • $1/1 Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care Product
  • $1/2 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
  • $1/2 Honey Maid Grahams
  • $1/1 Hot Pockets Snackers
  • $3/1 Innovadry Cat Food
  • $3/1 Innovadry Dog Food
  • $0.20/2 Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows
  • $0.75/1 Mitchum Product
  • $0.75/1 Mt. Olive Pickles, Peppers or Relish Product
  • $0.75/1 Nature Valley Granola Thins
  • $1/1 o.b. Product
  • $3/2 OFF! Area Product
  • $1/1 OFF! Area Product
  • $1/1 OFF! Clip-On Refill
  • $2/1 OFF! Clip-On Starter
  • $1/2 Ortega Green Chiles
  • $1/1 Ortega Taco Shells
  • $0.25/1 Palmolive Ultra Dish Liquid
  • $1/2 Pantene Product
  • $1/2 Purina Cat Snacks
  • $1.50/2 Purina Dog Snacks
  • $4/4 Purina Dog Snacks
  • $1/4 Purina Fancy Feast Appetizer Trays
  • $0.75/1 Resolve High Traffic Foam Product
  • $0.75/1 Resolve Product
  • $1/2 Revlon ColorSilk Product
  • B1G1 Schick Disposable Razors
  • $2/1 Schick Intuition Razor or Refill
  • $4.50/1 Schick Intuition Refill
  • $1/1 Skintimate Moisturizing Cream Shave
  • $0.55/1 Skintimate Moisturizing Shave Gel
  • $0.55/1 Stacy’s Pita Chips or Bagel Chips
  • B1G1 Stayfree Product
  • $0.40/1 Treasure Cave Cheese
  • $1/2 Tree Top Apple Sauce Product
  • $1/1 Trojan Condom Product
  • $1/1 Trojan Vibrations Product
  • $0.75/1 Twizzlers Product
  • $1/1 Tyson Mini Chicken Sandwiches
  • $1/1 Wonderful Pistachios
  • $1/1 Weber Seasoning
  • $1/1 Zantac Product

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Another awesome deal on Proglide Razors!

There have been TONS of deals on the Gillette Fusion Proglide Razors lately.  So far, I have gotten 6 for free and 2 for $.89-$.99 each.  Well there is yet another deal on the Proglide this week at Walgreens.

Gillette Proglide Razor price:  $9.89
use $4.00 off any one Gillette Fusion Proglide (found in last Sunday's Paper)
Receive $5.00 Register Rewards with purchase
Final Price:  $.89
Limit 1 RR per customer

I love these Razors!  Guess what all the men in my family are getting for Christmas?!! :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cooking with Coupons...

If you've noticed, there have been quite a few coupons out lately for the new Philidelphia Cooking Creme.  Since I had these coupons, I decided that I would try the product.  Let me share with you the recipe that I used.

Baked Rotini
What you need:
1 pound Cooked ground beef
1/4 c. chopped onion
1 jar (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce (I used Ragoo that I got for .50 with coupons) :)
1 tub (10 oz.) philidelphia Italian Cheese and Herb Cooking Creme (use $1.00 coupon found in last Sundays paper0
1 C. KRAFTshredded mozzerella Cheese, divided
3 C. cooked Rotini pasta

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Brown meat with onion in a large non-stick skillet.  Draincooked meat.  Stir in Spaghetti Sauce, 3/4 C. cooking creme, and 1/2 C.Mozzerella.  Cook and Stir for 3- minutes, or until Mozzerella is mlted.  Add cooked pasta and mix lightly.

Spoon into a 2-qt. casserole dish.  Top with remanig cooking creme and mozzerella.  Cover dish.

Bake 20 minutes, or until heated through, uncovering after 15 minutes.

I made this dish this evening (see picture above).  It was absolutely delicious.  Philidelphia Cooking Creme is deffinately a product that I will be buying again.  I hope that you will try the recipe.  If you are interested in finding more recipes for Philidelphia Cooking Creme, you can visit  Happy cooking!!! 

Sunday Paper Coupon Preview for 6/19

 There are sure to be some amazing deals this week...  There will be 2 coupon inserts in your local Sunday Paper...  A SmartSource and a RedPlum!  Happy Clipping!

 Smartsource coupon insert
Breakstone’s any new zesty blends sour cream Save $1/1 (7/31)
Curad any product Save $0.50/1 (9/19)
General Mills any cereals Save $1/2 (7/30)
Green Mountain Coffee any variety in a 10- or 12-oz bag Save $1.50/1 (7/31)
Jell-O any refrigerated snacks$0.35/1 (7/19)
K-cup any boxes of select brands portion cups Save $2/2 (7/31)
Kraft Dressing any 14oz or larger bottles Save $1/2 (7/17)
Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip any 22oz or larger Save $0.75/1 (7/17)
Mayfield dairy ice cream & Broughton dairy milk Save $1.50 wyb both (8/31)
Nasbisco any cookies or crackers 3.7oz – 25.2oz Save $1/2 (7/30) DND, DNT  (free with doublers)OFF! any deep woods personal insect repellant Save $0.75/1 (8/13)
OFF! any personal insect repellant$0.55/1 (8/13)
Oscar Mayer any packages of hot dogs Save $1/2 (8/14)Playtex any gentle glide tampons 18ct or larger Save $2.50/2 (8/13)
Scott towels or bathroom tissues redeemable at dollar general Save $1/1 (7/17) ETS
Yoplait Original or Light Yogurt 4pk any flavor Save $0.50/1 (8/13)
Yoplait any multipack (fiber one, yoplus, delights, yoplait light or original 4pk, yoplait greek 4pk) Save $0.50/1 (8/13)
Yoplait any flavor yogurt of: gogurt, kids cup, trix multipack, splitz Save $0.75/2 (8/13)

RedPlum Coupon Insert
Benadryl topical product Save $2.00/1 (12/31/12)Bengay product no trial Save $3.00/1 (9/30)
Brusher by Garnier Save $1.00/1 (9/19)
Caladryl product Save $1.00/1 (12/31)
cesar treats Save $1.00/1 (7/31)
Centrum Silver Women’s Centrum Silver Men’s Centrum Men’s Centrum Women’s 200 ct or more Save $4.00/1 (8/28)
Centrum Silver Women’s,. Centrum Silver Men’s, Centrum Men’s, Centrum Women’s Save $2.00/1 (8/28) ETS
Cooking Light magazine Save $.50/1 (9/23)
Cortaid poison Ivy removal scrub Save $1.00/1 (12/31/12)
Emerald Nuts Product 5oz or larger Save $1.50/2 (7/31) DND5
Garnier Cleanser or Moisturizer Save $1.00/1 (9/19)
Health magazine Save $.50/1 (9/23)
InStyle Magazine July issue Save $1.00/1 (7/15)
InStyle magazine August issue Save $.75/1 (8/19)
I-Cook for menopause or I-cool +D for menopause + bone building Save $2.00/1 (8/31)
L’Oreal standard size 11oz Elnett hairspray, no 2.2oz trial size Save $3.00/1 (8/14)
L’Oreal Ever Sleek, Ever Pure, Ever Strong shampoo or conditioner Save $1.00/1 (8/14)
L’Oreal Ever Sleek, Ever Pure, Ever Strong treatment Save $1.00/1 (8/14)
L’Oreal Healthy look creme floss color Save $2.00/1 (8/14)
L’Oreal Kids shampoo or other kids products Save $.75/1 (8/14)
L’Oreal lash boosting serum or power system Save $2.00/1 (8/14)
L’Oreal Paris eye cosmetic item Save $1.00/1 (8/14)
M&M’s brand pretzel chocolate candies 9.9oz or larger bag Save $1.00/1 (7/31)Mach3 disposable, Sensor 3 disposable or Custom plus 3 disposable Buy One get One Gillette series shave prep Free up to Save $2.50 (7/31)
Meow Mix Market Select single cat food cups on One variety pack Save $1.00/4 (8/13)
Meow Mix dry cat food 3.15 lb or larger Save $1.00/1 (8/13)
Pedigree canned food for dogs 13.2oz or 22oz Buy One get One FREE to to Save $1.19 (7/31)
Pop Secret product Save $1.00/2 (7/31) DND5
Quaker Life cereal boxes Save $1.00/2 (8/31)
Real Simple magazine Save $1.00/1 (9/16)
Scotties facial tissue 5 boxes or 2 multipacks Save $1.00 (7/18)
Venus refillable razor or Venus disables 2 ct, 3 ct or 6 ct Simply Venus 4 dt Daisy 4 ct or 8 ct or Daisy 10 ct, 12 ct or 18 ct Save $2.00/1 (7/31)
Venus Refill Save $2.00/1 (7/31)
Buy One Venus disposable and get One Satin care shave prep Free up to Save $2.50 (7/31)
Buy Two Zatarain’s rice mixes save Save $1.00 on Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausages (9/4)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cascade Deal at Walmart!

While shopping at Walmart yesterday, I ran across a great deal on Cascade...  They have trial packs of Cascade Complete for $.46 each...

I used a $.25 off of any Cascade....  Making them $.21 each...
Each pack has 3 Cascade Completes in it...  I bought 7 packs of them, making my total $1.40 for 21 Cascade Completes....  A 24 pack cost about $6.00... 

12 pack of Pepsi for $.99!!!


TODAY ONLY, you can receive a 12 pack of Pepsi for $.99 at CVS!
Simply go into your local CVS and scan your card at the Coupon Machine.  It will print you out a coupon for a $.99 12-pack of Pepsi. 

This is a great deal!  I plan on going to my CVS later today to take advantage of this deal!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Suave Deodarant only .47 at Walmart!!

There is a great deal on Suave Deodarant at Walmart!  Stock up price!!!

Suave Deodarant $.97 at Walmart
Use $.50 off any Suave Deodarant from sunday Paper 5/8
Pay .47 each!!!