Saturday, January 30, 2010


Today has been a PJ day at our house.  Connor wanted to go out and measure the snow.  As you can see about 2 hours ago we had 11 inches and it is still snowing.

Candy Cane Valentines treats

On this snowy day my daughter and I decided to make some valentines treats.  I had seen these on this link. I bought little Candy Canes on clearance after christmas for .25.
1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
2. Unwrap the candy canes and place one the sheet in the shape of a heart.
3. Place in the oven for about 5 minutes until they get soft. Keep and eye on them because you don't want them to melt too much.
4. As soon as they come out take a lollipop stick and stick in bottom.  Shape the candy around it.
5. Let cool.  Then cover with the lollipop wraps and tie ribbon around them to have the finished look.

As you can tell we made a lot!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Pop Tarts

It appears that Kelloggs is starting a new program with Pop Tarts.  It says if you register you can get coupons and samples throughout the year.  Go  here to register.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Mess

I love to cook and bake.  So during the holidays I am in the kitchen ALOT. As you can tell from my pantry things have just been shoved in everywhere.  Finally, I could not take the mess anymore.  I went to Bed bath and Beyond and bought organizers that rise up so I can see all of the canned goods. I also bought storage containers at Walmart and I label maker which I don't know why I have never bought.  Some of the containers I had, but were not being used. I pulled everything out of the pantry and bam a few hours later it was clean!

So thrilled with all of my labels!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Look what I got in the mail....

I was so thrilled when I got home today.  Fed-X had put a package with all of this on my front porch.  I remember a few weeks ago filling out a form online for a free sample, but I had no idea it would be all of this. 

Monday, January 25, 2010

Valentine's Wreath

I saw this wreath on this siteI loved it so much so I decieded to give it a try.  I bought several pieces of felt and cut circle shapes.  I don't know how may I cut.  Then I wrapped my wreath in white ribbon that I had and hot glued it on.  Then you take the circles and fold them in half and then in half again.
Take a straight pin and stick in the bottom of the felt at the point. Then stick it into the wreath.  Be sure and push the pin all the way in. Fill them in close together because it looks fuller.

 By the way, my 10 year old daughter helped me with this project and she had a lot of fun.

Fresh Roses Deal

 Currently, is offering up an awesome deal! You can get 50 fresh Spray Roses for just $19.99 Shipped! …And remember that’s for 50 roses shipped! Deals like this don’t come along too often, so I would definitely jump on this one before they sell out!

Follow these direction:

Add these 50 Fresh Spray Rose blooms to your cart for $24.99

Start the checkout process and choose the date you want these shipped. You can choose quite a few dates in February to score FREE shipping!

On the final checkout page enter promotion code fb20–which will get you an additional 20% off!

Your final cost will be just $19.99 shipped for 50 Fresh Spray Roses!


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Basketball Boys

I have to show off my 2 boys.  They are crazy about basketball!  My 7 year old I think was born with a basketball in his hand.  They just love playing any kind of ball. I am so proud of them so as a proud mom there will be more pictures to come

Friday, January 22, 2010

Shutterfly Photo Cards

Right now you can score 3 FREE custom photo cards from Shutterfly. Plus new members will also receive 50 FREE 4×6 prints upon registration!
These are super for Valentine’s Day, but also think thank you cards or birthday cards to keep on hand.
Here’s how to score your photo cards:
Login or register with Shutterfly.
Click on “My Shutterfly”.
Scroll down and click “Enter Special Code Offer”.
Enter code 3FREECARDS to score your credit!
Now create your 5×7 folded greeting cards and checkout. Shipping is only approximately $0.99 when you send all three cards to yourself!
Expires 2/2/10.
thanks, dealseekingmom

Snapfish photo notebook $1.49

I am so excited to let you all know that the awesome Snapfish $10 credit for new members is available again! With the credit you can score a personalized photo notebook for just $1.49 (+ tax) shipped! Yes, ONLY $1.49! To start First, you’ll need to go through this link and register for a new account ( if you already have an account, think about registering your hubby or another family member–all you need to register is a new email address). Once registered through the link above, you’ll have earned a FREE $10 Snapfish credit!
Now you can start creating your own notebook/planner. Just click on the upper tab labeled “store” and then in the small search box on the upper left hand side type in “planner”. Finally click on the first option which should state “Snapfish:Notebooks”. Now just scroll down and choose what type of notebook you’d like to create! You’ll then be able to custom design your notebook with a photo, a personal note, and more! After you’ve finished, head to checkout! Please be aware that the $10 credit WILL NOT be applied until after you enter your credit card info! Your final cost should come to $1.49 (+ tax) shipped!
Sign up to get a ConAgra Foods Coupon Booklet with $17 in savings by mail courtesy of Allow 6-8 weeks for your booklet to arrive.

Thanks, Coupon Geek!

Target deal

Target had lots of clearance today. They had a lot of pocketbooks 75% off. I purchased 3 for less than 12.00. Also they had a lot of fragrance gift sets 75% so they equal out to 4.98. I posted a picture of mu new cute pocketbook because you can never have to many.

My family

I just wanted to share a picture of my family. God has truly blessed me beyond measure. I am so thankful!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mission trip

My brother in law is leaving today for Panama with a team for a Mission trip in Chame, Panama. The team will be gone until January 30th I am asking that you pray for them as they travel.

Purpose: The first and foremost reason for going is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with the Panamanian people. We will be working in a smaller village outside of Panama City called Chame. We will be making improvements to a local school and seminary, as well as, working with local children to teach English.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Love in any language

I started the project with an 8x10 cavas. Several valentines pattern pieces of paper, acrylic craft paint(I used white you can use any color you like), foam brush and modge podge glue.

First, I painted the entire canvas. Then while it is drying I picked the Language of Love that I wanted to use. I typed them out on Word in different fonts.

The I cut them into stips. You can cut them anyway you like. As you can tell mine were not even. Then I put a coat of modge podge all over the dried canvas. then starting from the bottom I began to glue them a strip at a time. After they all were glued on to the canvas I put a coat of Modge Podge over the entire picture. There may be wrinkles from time to time, but to be honest I like it that way. I think the wrinkles make it look like fabric. This is an easy project. I first saw this project I made it and loved it so much I thought I would put a valentines spin on it. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I love freebies

I had to share a picture of all of the freebies I got in the mail today. There was a slimfast bar from Sam's club, a coupon for a FREE International Delight creamer, calender from Betty Crocker with some great looking recipes and a small cosmetic bad with flavored drink powder from glowelle. All of these products I applied for online at different sights. Had to share how much I love going to the mail box.


Over the past few weeks the Lord has convicted me about my time management. I think as a stay at home Mom I think to myself well I can get that done later and later it never happens. My job is to keep my household running to the best of my God given ability. My question to myself was "Was this what I was doing in my home." I felt like in all of these last 10 years of babies, toddlers, children I had lost control and I needed to regain control. My first step to get me motivated was my coupon book. I bought baseball card holders for my coupons, and divided them into categories so I could see everything. It was such a wonderful feeling to go into a store and see how much money I had saved. I think everyone should take the time to do this with their coupons. It doesn't take long and you will be surprised at how much easier things are. Now I am starting to work on how I buy food and my goal is to start meal planning. I bought this book The $5.00 Dinner Mom with my amazon order so I could get the free shipping. Last night I started reading her tips. One of her comments was "once I realized that it was my "job" to spend less of my husbands hard-earned money, it was less "trouble". That was like bells going off. I thought OK God you blessed me enough to be able to stay at home now how I am going to do this to the best of my ability. It was like everything was coming together and what a wonderful feeling this is. My goal is to try to be the Proverbs 31 women to the best of my ability. Hopefully, I will.

Monday, January 18, 2010

I also have to share one of my favorite deal spots on the web.
She post deals all the time on her site. I check this website probably 20 times a day so I will not miss a bargain. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
This is a great deal. Go over to and pick out photo cards they even have Valentines cards. Add 50 to your cart and in the promo code box add newbaby and all you will have to pay is shipping and handling of 4.99. I just made my cards and it worked.
Thanks for this great deal idea.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Here is a great link. You can sign up for a contest to win milk for a year. Just for registering you will get sent and email for a free gallon of milk.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dick's sporting goods is having a great sale. They have 50% of all there markdowns. They have lots of shoes and workout gear. If your child needs cleats for sports they have plenty of those also.
There is a big recall out right now so you may want to check your medicine. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Products elect Tylenol, Benadryl, Motrin, Rolaids, Simply Sleep, and St. Joseph products are included in this recall. Here is the link
I had seen post about this cookbook for several weeks on some blogs and it wondered if it would be worth getting it. I ordered it last week from on sale for $11.97, which is wonderful because it retails for $27.50. I have to say I am very impressed! I made the macaroni and cheese for dinner this week and it was fabulous. My kids loved the mac and cheese and have been eating the leftovers. I am excited to try more recipes next week so I am sure there will be more post about this book. Hope you enjoy as much as I do.

Friday, January 15, 2010

First Post

Well, here I go. I have been reading so many great blogs out there so I wanted to start my own. In the mist of all of the craziness life brings I hope this can be a help to people. I hope to post cooking, crafting and dealfinds. I am also a big disney nut so hopefully I can put some tips on here also.