Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Yikes! Has it really been a year since I posted?  I was reading down my posts and notice one of the last ones was waiting for Jujubean to have her babies, now we are waiting for her baby to have a baby!

Yikes! Could also be what I say when I look around my house.  What a disaster.  I really need some motivation.  My oldest son returns from India April 30th and wouldn't it be nice to have the house in order before he returns?  So I am taking the MoneysavingMom.com 30 day challenge, you can read about it here http://moneysavingmom.com/2013/03/join-us-for-the-30-day-house-cleaning-challenge-in-april.html  Let me know if you join me!

Here's where the list is coming from if you want to see the whole concept and list http://www.freshandorganized.com/2013/02/the-31-day-house-cleaning-routine.html

OK so day 1 is surface clean livingroom and kitchen.  Good I have stuff that just needs to get put away!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Win an iPad = help some orphans

I have some friends that are hosting two orphans from Latvia.  To help raise money they are giving away an iPad, and several other great gifts.  Check it out.  This is an awsome opportunity to help an orphan and possibly get a reward too!
You can see the children they are hosting, read about their hearts for orphans and meet the Helf family while you are there.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Well here I sit outside waiting.  Yes I am enjoy the sun, but that's not why I am out here.  Yes I am helping J with his school, but that is not why I am out here.  I am out here waiting for Jujubean to have her baby.  I thought she would drop last night and made some kids, mine not the goat kind, sleep outside so they would hear her.  I guess she just may be waiting for hubby to get off work.  He would love that, I would love for her to get it over with.  I am counting on it being a boy so I wont be disappointed but of course I still will be.  It would be so awesome if it were a girl.  I guess we'll just have to wait and see!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

More free money!

Are you using recycle bank?  If not use this link (I get referral credit) and check it out.  They have all kinds of ways to earn points and then you can turn those points into rewards, most rewards are coupons for discounts but some are free!  It costs you nothing to do it so check it out. http://www.recyclebank.com/referafriend/?___store=us&bl=ZHgzanJAaG90bWFpbC5jb20=

Monday, January 24, 2011

Helping a friend to Latvia

I would love for you to go to this link http://www.thehelffamily.com/ by Jan. 29 and enter to win some great give aways!  It will support a mission trip to Latvia, go check it out!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A yummy find, try for free!

I have found a yummy new product called True Lemon (they also have lime and orange).  It's a small powder packet.  Just add it to water to give a great flavor.  Lots of other uses I am sure.  Not sure if you will like it?  Try it for free, that's how I discovered it, just go to: http://www.truelemon.com/products/free-samples.html and get yours. Let me know what you think. If you like them like I do you can order them right from there site online.

Monday, March 15, 2010

My incredible Rite Aid deal

I am just so excited about my deal this week, I had to share, I love RiteAid:

1st transaction: (even if you didn't do anything else to get the rebate this is a great deal if you needed anyone of these items :) )

1 Cortaid                            3.99
1 Benadryl gel caps 24ct  5.49
2 Sudafed PE cap 10 ct   4.99 each
1 visine                                4.99
Total                                   24.45 towards J&J rebate
It was over $25 with tax so my RA took my $5/$25

-5/25 RA
-2 Cortaid 1/3rp
-1 Benadryl 3/14rp
-2 in ad Benadryl
-3/2 sudafed 1/3rp
-2 in ad sudafed
-2 in ad sudafed
-3 visine March All You (theres also a -2 in the 1/3 ad)
-3 in ad visine

OOP with tax the total was $2.81

Trans 2
Joy anti-bac                          .79
Neut unscented soap 3.5  2.89
Neut unsented soap           2.89
Bandaid                               1.99
Bandaid                               1.99
Renpure                                6.99
Renpure    BOGO                0            
Total                                     17.54
Towards J&J              9.76

-3 Renpure vv
-.30 Joy 2/7pg
-2 inad Neutragena
-2 inad Neutragena
-1 bandaid 1/3 rp
-1 bandaid 1/3 rp

With tax oop was 6.26

Trans 3:
Benadryl             5.49
Benadryl             5.49
Cortaid                3.99
bandaid               1.99

Total, all J&J    16.96

-2 Ben. inad (use 2)
-1 Ben 3/14rp (use 2)
-2 Cortaid 1/3
-1 bandaid 1/3

4.96 plus tax oop

Total OOP   14.03 plus tax on trans 3 (I haven't done it yet)

Will get $25 J&J rebate and $3 renpure mail in rebate (not Rite Aid)

Here are a couple of notes: 
1. Always give your $/$$ coupons first, don't even hand them other ones.
2. If you use more then 1 inad coupon, you need more then 1 inad coupon (I know some stores use the same coupon several times).  I had to have 2 sales flies to cut coupons out of and will get another when I walk in the store today for the last transaction.
3. In the 1st transaction my RA counted tax as part of the $25, if yours requires $25 in merchandise just add a bandaid or a cheap filler.

If you could do transaction 1 two times adding a pack of bandaids you would make about $18, I don't have another 5/25 or my 5/20vv (I used it last week).

I hope this motivates someone to get out there and get a great deal!