I am so glad you stopped by. This blog is all about getting things for free. Yes there is such a thing as FREE, and I will show you how to get these items. As we know not EVERYTHING in life is free so for those things I will show you how and where to find deals. I live for finding deals and get such a high when I find a good one. Not only do I love finding deals but I love being a wife and mother. This blog will not only be about the deals that I find but about the daily joys and struggles as a parent.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Free Excedrin Extra Strength at Target!

Ok here is a deal for you if you picked up your Sunday paper yesterday and have the coupons! Target has a coupon for $3.00/1 – Excedrin Extra Strength Pain Relief Item, 20ct or Larger, Target Coupon – (target.com). If you combine that with the $.75 off of 1 Excedrine 20 ct. coupon in SS (smartsource) you can get this for free.

$.75 off of 1 Excedrin 20ct product or larger from 2/27 SS (smartsource)
Final price: Free

Groupon: Three for $1.00 Redbox Rentals

The deal from Groupon is available again! Get three Redbox movie rentals for just $1.00.  These come in the way of three separate codes so you should be able to use them at different times. This deal is available through the end of Tuesday 3/1.

*Awesome* 24 Easter Cards from SeeHere for $2.49

Easter will be here before you know it and SeeHere has a great Easter Card deal going on!  Use code 25cards at checkout to get your entire order shipped for just $2.49!  You must select exactly 24 cards to get this price.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Free Stuff That I Got This Week!

Ok here is a picture of all the free stuff that I got this week. I really did hit the jackpot this week with freebies. As you can see all the stuff is laid out on a pink princess toddler bed. Yes that was also free. I found it on a website called freecycle. If you have never heard of it consider it like an online yard sale but everything is free. What you do is sign up for your area and then you can go on the your areas freecycle cite and it will have things posted that are available, or if you are looking for something you can post that too and if someone has it and wants to get rid of it they will contact you. This toddler bed looks like it is in perfect condition and retails for around $60 but I got it for free! The jeans, dental floss, ibuprofen, panty liners, finish dishwasher detergent, toothpaste and curel hand lotion all came from target using coupons.  The deodorant and collage picture came from Walgreens, I had a coupon for the deodorant and the picture was from the Walgreens 7 days of photo deals. I got the Maalox from walmart using a coupon.  The SPRY tooth and gum treatment came from the moms group I sample things for and give them reviews on the products. And finally in the mail I received a free packet of soup and a coupon for a free coffee mate creamer. This is just an example of why you need to start clipping and saving coupons from the Sunday paper! Make sure to get your coupons tomorrow!!!

B1G1 FREE Domino's Pizza Code

Create an order online with Domino's Pizza and get a FREE Large Pizza when you buy one!  Use code ACCESS to get the FREE pizza.

Family Fun 1-Year Subscription $5

 Here is another great deal on Family Fun magazine. I personally love this magazine.Plum District is offering a great deal on a 1-Year subscription to Family Fun magazine!  Buy the deal and pay just $5!  If you don't see the deal choose Buffalo for the city.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thank You!

Happy Friday Everyone, I first wanted to thank all of you that voted to either keep the blog or trash it. As I am sure you have already seen the majority of you wanted me to keep the blog so I will. I hope all of you are finding deals or even freebies. I am sure many of you are asking yourself why do you need all the free samples of things that I post.  Well, you really don't NEED them, but they are nice to have on hand. I have a medium sized basket in my bathroom closet with all the little free samples of deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo etc. These are nice to have on hand in case you have guests come over and they forgot something. Or if you are going on a trip you can throw these into your bag. If you have school aged children the deodorant is nice for them to have in their gym bag. They are also nice to have in emergencies as I had the other week. I ran out of deodorant and forgot to pick some up at the store. I went to use it and it was gone so I went to my stock pile and had about 6 different kinds that I could choose from. If it were me I would continue or start getting the free samples, you never know when they will come in handy. Stay tuned tomorrow for a picture of all the free stuff I got this past week. I really hit the jackpot! 

Family Circle Magazine: $3.99 for 1 Year Subscription

Tanga has a 1 year subscription to Family Circle Magazine for only $3.99. Just use coupon code: LIVING to drop the price to $3.99.

Food Friday: Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

2 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
4 tablespoons cold butter (1/2 stick)
1 heaping cup grated cheddar cheese
3/4 cup cold whole milk
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
For the top:
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
pinch of salt

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
2. Combine Bisquick with cold butter in a medium bowl using a pastry cutter or large fork. You don't want to mix too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter in there that are about the size of peas. Add cheddar cheese, milk, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic. Mix by hand until combined, but don't over mix.
3. Drop approximately 1/4 cup portions of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet using an ice cream scoop. Bake for 15 to 17 min. or until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light brown.
4. When you take the biscuits out of the oven , melt 2 tablespoons butter in small bowl in your microwave. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and the dried parsley flakes. Use a brush to spread this garlic butter over the tops of all the biscuits. Use up all of the butter.

Food Friday: Loaded Baked Potato Soup


4 large baked potatoes
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup flour
6 cups milk, whole or 2%
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
4 green onions chopped
12 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Velveeta cheese, several slices
1 cup (8oz) sour cream


1. Cut potatoes in half. Scoop out pulp and put in small bowl.

2. Melt butter in large pot. Add flour. Gradually stir in milk. Continue to stir until smooth, thickened, and bubbly.

3. Stir in potato pulp, salt, pepper, and three quarters of the onions, bacon and cheese. Add several slices of velveeta cheese in at this time too. Cook until heated. Stir in sour cream. 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Another Yankee Candle Coupon $10 Off A $25 Purchace

Get a Yankee Candle coupon for $10 off any product purchase of $25 or more.  Coupon expires 3/20/11.  Limit of one coupon per customer. 

Eversave: Photo Cards from Pixable as low as FREE!

If you signed up for Eversave last week when I posted about the $5 credit, you can take advantage of a great deal today!

Eversave is offering a deck of Pocket Sized Pics from Pixable.com for just $5 with FREE shipping!  Use your credit and get them FREE!

If you didn't sign up for the credit, you can still get them for only $1 when you sign up today ($2 credit) and use code REDEEMIO for another $2 credit!

This is a cute little thing to keep in your purse to show off your kids or grandkids!

More Freebies at Target

 You will find these in the travel items section. The panty liners are being reported that they are on sale anywhere from $.58-$1.01 so you may have to pay a penny for them. They were $.58 cents at my store.

Curel Daily Moisture Lotion,  1 oz $0.84
$1.00/1 – Curel lotion – (curel.com)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Free Stuff That I Got Last Week!

Here are the things that I got for FREE last week. I know you are thinking wow you get a lot of stuff for free which is true, but not every week looks like the last 2 have been. Some weeks I will go without getting anything! Here is what I got.  I was able to sign up for the special offer they were running from Clairol for a free box of their new hair color foam.  Everything else is from the group that I sample things for and write reviews. I received 2 bottles of all natural kids nasal spray, 2 packages of all natural toothpaste with a toothbrush, 2 bottles all natural adult nasal spray, 4 sample bottles of all natural nasal spray and 4 packets of all natural gum.

My FREE Target Shopping Trip


All of this stuff in the picture was FREE at target. Yes my bill came to 0.00! Below you will find how you can go get this stuff for yourself. Some stores may not have some of the items.

Denim Jeans $4.98 (Clearance) some stores do not have a very good selection
$5.00/1 – Women’s Denim, Jeans, Shorts or Capris, Target Coupon – (target.com)

Up & Up Dental Floss, 50 yards $0.89

Finish Quantum, 10 ct. Powerball Tabs $2.50

Aquafresh Extreme Clean Toothpaste, travel size $0.97
$1.00/1 Aquafresh Extreme Clean Toothpaste, any – (aquafresh.com)

Up & Up Ibuprofen Tablets (24-count) — $0.99
Use $1/1 Up & Up Pain Relief coupon

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Hi, I hope some of you woke up to something other than snow this morning. Who ever said we could trust a groundhog to give us the weather forecast? If any of you were wondering my husbands hand is not broken, just badly bruised and still a bit swollen. If you are a parent you know that it is never a dull moment in your house. Yesterday evening as I was making dinner, the girls were in the living room playing. I looked out to see what they were doing and Izzy was smearing a glue stick on her lips thinking it was chapstick. I know many of you are thinking why was a glue stick left out? Brynn had been doing a craft when Izzy was napping and all the stuff was still out on the little craft table and I forgot about it. Izzy was a sticky mess but the good news is luckily it wasn't super glue!

You are probably wondering why I have a picture of coupons.  How many of you think you are too good to use coupons or they are to much of a hassle to use? I used to be that person until I realized all the FREE and very cheap things you can get when you use coupons. To be honest coupons have become a bit of an obsession recently.  I am just now really getting into using them and understanding how to get a bigger bang for my buck.  I will be sharing with you over the next couple of days the coupon lingo, where to shop and how to use coupons. If you have any tips on coupons please feel free to share!

When you are first starting to coupon it might seem overwhelming and you may not understand what the words mean that I will be referring to.  Here are a list of what the abbreviations mean:

RP :: Red Plum coupon insert found in the Sunday newspaper
SS :: Smart Source coupon insert found in the Sunday newspaper
P&G :: Proctor & Gamble coupon insert found in the Sunday newspaper

I also recommend getting the Sunday paper. The Crazy couponers suggest getting multiple copies of the Sunday paper for the coupons but if you are just starting as I am I would suggest 1 copy. Also keep these coupons even until they expire because you never know when a great deal will come along and you will need to use them. A great book to read is: Pick Another Checkout  Lane Honey by Joanie Demer and Heather Wheeler. This book explains how to become an expert couponer.
If you want to get a copy of the book you can go here to get it for $13.59 through Amazon.This qualifies for free shipping if you have amazon prime. I will also be posting coupon deal scenarios that will get you free or cheap things that she comes up with. I hope that I didn't confuse you too much. Later today I will be posting some deals that will get you free items from using coupons. Don't forget the target deals that I had posted yesterday.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Get a Free Sample of Kirkland Shampoo and Conditioner from Costco. You do not need to have a Costco membership for this sample.

10pt Pampers Gift To Grow Point

You can add another 10 pts to your Pampers Gifts to Grow account using code:


FREE Sample of Miracle Whip

Head over here to request a free sample of Miracle Whip here. Click on the free sample in the upper right hand corner.

T.G.I. Friday’s: $5 off $15 coupon

Print a coupon for $5 off any order of $15 or more at T.G.I. Friday’s. This coupon is good through March 7, 2011.

Target: 10 free 4×6 digital prints

Target has 4×6 digital prints on sale for $0.10 this week. Get ten and use the $1 off 10 4×6 digital prints coupon to get ten for free.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Black Cloud Strikes Again!

Remember how I told you before that it seems like my family always has this black cloud over our heads? Well it strikes again. This cloud is mostly over my poor husband who can't seem to catch a break from it. If you looked in the dictionary under unlucky you would see his face! The poor man always has something happening to him. For example about 3 months ago he was at the bank on his lunch break simply depositing a check, well wouldn't you know the bank was robbed as he was in there. The robber was 2 tellers down from him demanding money with a gun tucked under his jacket. The robber left thankfully no one was hurt, but the bank was on lock down for awhile with  my husband inside. Just last evening he was taking papers to a client for work and on his way back to work got a flat tire, no biggie right, well not for him. The lug nut was on very tight (my husband is a pretty strong guy so this thing must have really been tight) as he was trying everything to get the nut off the wrench fell and went into the sewer drain really leaving him stranded. He now has to wait for his dad to come with another tool to help him get it off. It took 3 guys to get the thing off and he made it home safe but......he thinks he broke his hand trying to get the tire off. He hates going to the Dr.'s so we will see how it is tomorrow. Hopefully he didn't break it, but I will keep you posted. I hope everyone is having a nice relaxing weekend.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

American Eagle Coupon

Click here to print a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase.  Plus all men’s and women’s pants and shorts are on sale.  Redeem though February 21st.

DealPulp: $49 for a Deluxe At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit with Free Shipping from MyLifeMySmile.com ($125 Value)

DealPulp another daily deal site has a deal today on teeth whitening kit. If you are looking for whiter brighter teeth this is a great deal. $49.00 for a Deluxe at home teeth whitening kit a $125 value. If you want to check out the deal click here

Free sample of Worx Energy Drink

Sign up for a free sample of Worx Energy Drink.

Friday, February 18, 2011

What A Day!

What a day it has been. It all started this morning when we woke up and our internet was down. That wasn't a big problem because I really needed to do some cleaning and the computer would have been a distraction anyway. I got the girls and I some breakfast, got dressed and headed out the door to run some errands before it got to late in the day. Our first stop was the library. I wanted to look at something on the computer and I told the girls we could go play and check out some books. We head to the computers. I am equipped with lollipops (i know it was only a little after 10 and they have lollipops, but you gotta do what works!) to give them so that they will sit and be quite as I look on the computer. I sit them down get out the lollipops and I sit down to browse. Izzy (my youngest) starts screaming shoes, she wants her shoes off. She will not stop crying until I take them off, so I did. Then she wanted her jacket off. Now that she was settled I frantically start to look at what I was there to look at before something else happens. Just then a guy down the row of computers starts to cough. Then Izzy coughs. Ok hahaha funny. Then the guy goes into a coughing fit, and so does Izzy. As I am sitting there I can feel my face getting hot because I am so embarrassed. The guy across from me is cracking up laughing but I don't dare make eye contact with him. I hurry up and finish and we go to the kid section check out books and leave.

We are now heading to the dollar store because the girls each received a dollar in their goodie bag from Valentine's Day that  their PapPap gave them. I told them that they could go there and pick something out. We get there and Brynn picks out a Little Mermaid Puzzle, and Izzy picks out a Mickey Mouse figure. We get our stuff and each girl has a bag. We head out to the car. As we get across the street into the parking lot I hear Izzy yelling bag, bag. It was very windy here today and her bag blew away. It goes under a car, not where I can easily get it but directly under the middle of the car. I am now thinking how in the world am I going to get this bag. Just then and I am not kidding when I say just then this guy appears with a long metal pole. It was very creepy and strange as to where he came from! I am thinking how did I miss this guy walking with a huge pole and why does he have it?  He lays down on the road and with his very long pole retrieves the bag. I say thank you and we are on our way. This time I am holding both of the girls' bags. I wish I would have looked back to see where the man went did he disappear into the cornfields??? For whatever reason he was there I am thankful that he came to my rescue.

Finally we are off to Costco. Now don't judge me on this because I am sure that all of you at one time or another have gone to either Sam's Club or Costco to get samples. Well this was our lunch today. Yes I took the girls to Costco to eat and not to eat at their eatery, but to get FREE samples(this wasn't the only reason we went I needed some groceries as well).We filled up on pizza, potato pot sticks, cranberry juice, crackers and cheese, spinach dip, breaded chicken, soup, and chocolate cake.  I think we did pretty well I know I was full and the girls were not complaining.

We make it home without anything else happening.  I am very thankful for the weather these past couple of days.  I was able to take Brynn outside to play this afternoon while Izzy was taking her nap. Brynn loved it and I hope that the weather stays nice for awhile.  I hope all of you have a great weekend.

Food Friday: Mac 'N Cheese with Bacon


  • Kosher salt
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 or 3 sprigs thyme
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed and divided
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 1/2 cups shredded sharp white Cheddar (or any cheese you would like)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 slices bacon, cut crosswise into thin strips
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • Leaves from 1/4 bunch fresh thyme


Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the macaroni and cook for 8 to 9 minutes, until al dente. Drain. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a small saucepan heat the milk with the thyme sprigs and 2 garlic cloves. Melt the butter in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly, to keep lumps from forming. Strain the solids out of the milk and whisk it into the butter and flour mixture. Continue to whisk vigorously, and cook until the mixture is nice and smooth. Stir in the 4 cups of the cheese and continue to cook and stir to melt the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Add the cooked macaroni and the parsley and fold that all in to coat the macaroni with the cheese mixture. Scrape into a 3-quart baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining 1 1/2 cups cheese. Bake for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. While that bakes, heat a saute pan. Add the bacon, render the fat and cook until crispy. Add onion, garlic and thyme leaves and cook for about 5 minutes to soften the onion. Season with salt and pepper. To serve, scatter the bacon mixture over the mac and cheese. Use a big spoon to scoop out servings, making sure you get some of the smoking bacon mixture on each spoonful.
Click here to print a coupon to get $5 off your table’s purchase of $15 or more.  Redeem through February 21st.

The Limited: $10 off $10 Purchase In-Store or Online

Now through Sunday, 2/20, The Limited is offering $10 in Fashion Cash when you enter the store.  You can use this coupon on any item priced $10 or more!  If you prefer to shop online, use code FASHCASH at checkout to deduct $10!  No coupon is required to shop in-store.

Food Friday: Caramel Pear/ Apple Crumble

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter melted
20 caramel candies
1 tablespoon milk
3 medium pears (or you could use apples), peeled and sliced
Whipped topping
Vanilla ice cream

1. In a bowl combine the flour, oats, sugars and cinnamon. Stir in the butter (mixture will be crumbly).  and set aside one cup of the mixture. Press the remaining mixture into a 8x8in baking dish.
2. In a small saucepan, over medium low heat, cook the caramels and milk until caramels are melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat. Arrange the pears or apples over the crust and spoon the caramel mixture over them. Sprinkle with the remaining cup of crumb mixture.
3. Bake at 350 for 30-35 min. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and whipped topping.

Thank you Kristine for sending me this recipe!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I need your help!

I was wondering if I should keep the blog going or stop it.  I need you all to vote! On the right hand side of the blog under contact me you will see a poll answer keep it or trash it please.  I need everyone to vote you are anonymous so please vote honestly. I really enjoy doing the blog and finding deals for others but if no one is getting anything out of it then I was thinking on just getting rid of it. Please vote so I know what to do. I would love to keep it going if the majority of you are finding deals!  Thank you so much

FREE Military Care Package

Scion is offering military members a free care package. If you are in the military go here to check it out.

Free Dog or Cat Toy

Here is a freebie that I am sure your pet will love! Go here to pick up your pets toy.

Shutterfly: Free Personalized 5 x7 Greeting Cards Pay Shipping

Shutterfly is offering 5 free 5x 7 greeting or stationery cards when you use code 5FREECARDS at checkout.They are cheaper than most store cards and you can use a photo of the kids and write your own greetings. They end up being $.99 each.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Parents Magazine $1.99 for a year 12 issues

You can get Parents Magazine for a year that's 12 issues for $1.99 a great deal. Go here to get your subscription.

Family Fun Magazine $1.99 for a year 10 issues

You can get Family Fun Magazine for 1 year which is 10 issues for $1.99. That is an amazing deal. I love this magazine! Go here to get your magazine subscription. 

Grocery Shopping

Ok, how many of you like to go grocery shopping?  I have to admit I love it. That is the one time a month that I KNOW that I will be by myself. Who ever thought that before you had kids that you would be excited to go grocery shopping? I did my monthly grocery shopping trip tonight and had a nice relaxing time.  It is so nice to not have to rush, walk up and down the aisles without having children trying to jump out of the cart, asking for everything they see, or fighting because someone is touching someone else. I walked into the store tonight took out my list, coupons and calculator (yes I take a calculator, I have to stay on budget!) took a nice relaxing deep breath and started my shopping experience. I wasn't running to get out of the store before one of my children had a meltdown instead I was walking at a nice pace and really looking at things for a change. I heard a few kids screaming but they were not mine so I didn't care. For the hour and a half that I was shopping I didn't hear my name once it was very nice. After my shopping trip and 2 carts later I was still smiling when I walked out of the store. You would have thought that I just walked out of a nice day at the spa.  I guess what I am trying to write and to get across is no matter where you find your "relaxing" time make sure you take that. We all deserve some time to ourselves even if it is at the grocery store!

Awesome Freebie: FREE 1-Year Subscription to MightyBookJr.com

This is a great educational freebie. I signed up for this about a month ago and forgot about it until today as I was browsing through my bookmarks. This is still available I am not sure for how long so you better act quick.  There are educational books in both english and spanish, games songs and much more. This is a $99.00 value.  My daughters both love this site and they played it for awhile today. To receive access for one full year, simply GO HERE and click on subscribe now in the upper right hand corner, then enter the code learntoread.  Make sure to check the first box for a single household subscription, and then fill out your information and you will have access to a full one year subscription

Burger King Free Kids Meal On Your Birthday (13 and younger)

Children under age 13 can join the Club BK Birthday Club and they’ll receive a coupon for a free Burger King Kid’s Meal on their birthday.
PayBox.me is a new service to send and receive money, much like PayPal. This new service will launch soon in 2011. They are currently designing their service with the help of a dedicated group of EarlyBird users who are contributing ideas and feedback.

You can earn an automatic $25 in your account just for joining as an "EarlyBird" before the site is actually launched. Just create an account HERE by entering your email address, then create a username and password. No other information is needed.

Why you should join today...
•You start with $25 in your PayBox account and it's free.
•PayBox will add up to $20 per day to your account for participating as they prepare to launch the new service.
•You get $10 per person you refer to PayBox.
•You'll be an EarlyBird user—before PayBox opens to the public.
•You'll help shape the development of the best virtual currency and payment system ever designed for the Internet.
•You could have hundreds or thousands of dollars in your account by the time they launch, without ever making a deposit!

Keep in mind, Paybox is calling this money "virtual currency" which may end up having a different value than US Dollars.  Your personal information will not be collected and you're effort is minimal.  Please read the terms to decide if this is right for you.

Olive & Ellie

 I am very thrilled and proud to share this site with you.  It is called olive & ellie and it is a custom jewelry site. This site was created by my very talented cousin. You NEED to go check it out. Her work is amazing and I know you will love everything and anything that she creates. Her jewelry is great for any occasion whether you are just sitting around the house or going out on the town you will be able to find something to suit your taste and needs. I have her site listed on the side of the blog that says content under etsy.  Go take a look today! You can also click the link above and it will take you there.

FREE ebook: I Love You This Much.

Download a free copy of I Love You This Much. This is just for a Kindle.

Please note that the price is currently $0.00, but that could change at any time. Be sure to check the price before checking out to verify that it is still free.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Pampers Gift To Grow Points

From the Pampers Facebook Page:
Happy Valentine’s Day to our Pampers community! Roses are red; violets are blue – we have a complimentary Gifts to Grow code for you: 4W34A9BD99YDFWY.
This special Valentine’s Day code will expire on February 19 @ 11:59pm CT.

Snapfish: 100 4x6 prints for $5 shipped

To get your 100 prints for $5.00.  I am not sure how long this promotion is going on so act fast!
Go to your snapfish account or create one
Add 100 4x6 photos to your cart
Use the coupon code CUPIDPICS at checkout.

I'm Back!

Hello Everyone. I am so sorry that I have been MIA for awhile but my computer was down and we finally got it back thanks to one of my wonderful brother in laws. I will be updating my deals tonight. I first wanted to share a picture of all the FREE stuff that I received this past week. Well sorry it wasn't free it was .17 cents (I had to pay tax on my free bottle of shampoo!).

 In the picture you have the free Melissa and Doug chalk/white board and letter and numbers that I got for signing up for USA Baby (there was a post on it last week). The tote bag and 4 boxes of organic tea was from a company that I belong to that allows me to sample things then I write reviews for what I had sampled. I had a coupon for a bottle of herbal essence shampoo or conditioner, I received the tide to go pen from facebook freebies. You can hardly see it but there is a bottle of antibacterial soap from Giant Eagle that was free from a register coupon. I signed up to get the travel sized bottle of deoderant. I was sent a coupon for therma care heat wrap. I was also sent a coupon for a free Earth's Best product and finally I scored travel sized body lotion, shower gel and body mist from Bath and Body works for being a part of their club (details on that will follow, you get free stuff every month!) THIS WAS ALL IN ONE WEEK!  If you follow the blog you too will be able to get this much free stuff!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I hope you are staying warm!

Ocean View Wallpaper
How many of you wish you were somewhere like this right now? I do. I have had enough of this freezing cold weather.  If you are not experiencing the bitter cold where you live could you please send some of your warmth to Western PA?  It has been so cold that I haven't even felt like going anywhere the past couple of days. Today the girls and I finally ventured out, but it was so I could get FREE stuff.  I scored a bunch of freebies today that I will tell you about in a later post.  This week has been great for FREEBIES for me as I will post a picture, hopefully by Monday of all the free stuff that I got. I hope that I am not harming my children when it comes to cheap/free things! Today as we were walking through the mall at the food court they had people standing there with FREE samples of food (you know what I a talking about).  Well as we were walking past both Brynn and Isabella hold out their hand for a free sample. I felt a bit embarassed as it looked like I never feed my children. Also today at the mall we walked into the Disney store to browse around.  Brynn was asking me if she could get something, I told her no it was too expensive and she said could we get a coupon and get it someday? I laughed and said maybe someday. I am proud in a way that they are picking up on being frugal shoppers and I hope that as they get older they continue to look for deals and shop wisely.

This eveing Brynn and I were filling out her Valentines that she picked out (of course they were Scooby Doo, she is in love with him) for our moms group Valentines Party Tomorrow. As she is searching for just the right one for the name that I had given to her it brought back memories of elementary school when I filled out my valentines.  You would look for the ones that said I like your or you are special for that boy/girl you had a crush on. Then on the day of the party you would look through your valentines that were in your box and see if anyone had a crush on you and hopefully if you did it was the same person you were crushing on! I wonder if that still goes on today? Anyway, just a trip down memory lane there for a bit. Stay tuned tomorrow for Food Friday as I will have some yummy recipes to share.