Friday, October 28, 2011

A little girl still lives here

In the growing trend of *tweens* (I despise that word by the way) I wonder what ever happened to little girls being little girls until they are teenagers.   The choices of clothing, body products, makeup, even toys now are becoming questionable, t shirts with unnecessary sayings & pictures of the opposite sex in suggestive form all over them, it's ridiculous.   Today I had to take a photo in the spare room of the scene I saw when I walked in.  It reminded me that a little girl still lives here and that's just alright with me.  ♥

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


It is the week of my birthday.  I will be 35 years old so I am going to do 35 random acts of kindness.  I do not need another material thing in my life or my home to clutter it.  I am going to do 35 things for others that show I want to celebrate my birth in a way that benefits others.  I love my life, although I am not perfect, nor will I ever be, I am more happy with the road I have been traveling for some time.  I feel content, fulfilled and blessed to have every person in my life who is still there after all these years and ones who are still in my heart from long ago.  I am sharing this with you in hopes not to gloat, but to show that one good deed begets another and another and another....My motto for the week is:  If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we would set the world in the right direction.♥  Here is my trip:

                                 KIND ACTS
#1:  Delivery special thanks package to postmaster

#2.  Left special care package in the mailbox for postal deliverer.  I think they do the most for us that become the most neglected.

 #3:  Deliver boxes and packaging for my cousins local business.  She uses these in her shipments and so she doesnt' have to purchase these products I get peanuts from local businesses and take to her so it's  a 2 for, we recycle and help cleanout.

#4.  Deliver formula I got from couponing to a local mother who is a stay at home mom, I was able to get all this formula for Free so it's going to a good home.  I was also able to donate boys clothing to her that I collected from a donation drop off that she would have clothing for her little one since he's growing.  It did a special place in my heart, she is a dear friend and her baby is just so darling so I'm so grateful to be able to help them!♥

#5 Got my cousin this free B you♥ onesie for her little bun in the oven and delivered that to her today along with a special little Burts bees package for baby pregnancy calendar.

More to come.........stay tuned.

#6 Made get well care package to/from fellow coworkers for a coworker who has been very sick lately.  Delivering it as well.

#7  Donating large box of books/magazines to local library.  They lost their funding this year and hold random sellathons to raise money for the maintaining of the program.

October 29, 2011 actual day of my birthday...went out to do raks with friends.

#8 We purchased baby items to take to local hospital and donate.

#9 Carts were returned to the store after people left them in parking lot.

#10  2 hope notes of encouragement were left for people to find.

#11 Purchased puzzles/games for waiting room at childrens hospital.

#12 Drinks were paid for the people in line behind at Starbucks.

35 is a lot to do and I think it's going to take more than a few days...Keep on keepin on.....


Sunday, October 23, 2011


All these items less than $50 couponing my savings for the day was over 75%.  Price matching at stores, using store coupons in addition to manufacturer coupons and stocking up my stock pile.  It's addicting and an amazing feeling to provide for my family in the way of couponing.  What a new blessing.

Thursday, October 13, 2011



Bayer aspirin $2.99 w/$1.00 off coupon and $2.00 reward made .01¢
Blistex $1.49 with $1.49 reward paid .00¢
Burt's bees throat drops $1.49 w/$1.49 reward paid .00¢
Cepacol lozenges $2.50 w/$2.50 reward paid .00¢
Preparation H wipes $3.00 w$3.00 reward paid .00¢
Revlon age defying makeup $9.99 buy one get one 50% off + (2) $5.00 off coupons paid $4.99 for both
Chloraseptic spray $3.99 w/.30¢ off coupon and $3.00 reward paid .69¢
Comtrex $3.99 w/$1.00 coupon and $3.00 reward made .01¢
Emergen-C Immune $3.49 w/$1.00 off coupon + $3.49 rebate offer will make $1.00 when reward is submitted
Zarbess all natural children cough syrup $5.99 w/$5.99 rebate offer will pay .00¢.

Today I had $8.99 of rewards to use my bill was $22.65 so I paid $13.66 and I will submit $9.48 worth of rebate offers so my total paid for all this stuff is $4.18. Great reward offers at Rite Aid right now and they still have plenty of merchandise since it's still a Thursday I was surprised how much was still left on the shelf.


Today's trip to pharmacy and grocery store  my bill was $1.47 for all this.  I had rewards to use towards this purchase as well as coupons and rebates for everything.  I also got a gallon of milk for FREE but I had to put that in the fridge.

I wouldn't normally buy that many cough drops but hubby and daughter were sick so I am stocking up

Thursday, October 6, 2011


I got these freebies in the mail today from I had 2 coupon codes and got all this fun girlie cleaning stuff and the 40's vintage style bag for free + free shipping . I'm not sure if it's still going on but last week they had a deal where if you signed up new you got a $10.00 voucher. It never hurts to try.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Welcome to October...thankful

I just took a picture of my daughter and I's pumpkin creations with $3.50 worth of pumpkins some old metallic paint,  a $1.00 indian corn and vase from an older birthday present,  the flowers in vase all $.35¢ from Michaels clearance sale last year 90% off and vintage wooden bowl from my mom and dad's wedding in 1974 and beautiful apples.  I look at this and relic in the domestic bliss God has me in today and I am ........THANKFUL!♥

I anticipated all fall colored pumpkins but when my daughter was picking paint she really wanted the blue metallic, my "own selfish desire" almost made me tell her no.  But then I stopped...and remembered she is an artist too, and so here we are with bright blue and I think the blue is just ♥PERFECT♥.