Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Time goes so fast

Here are some pic's from the past month.

The kids are growing up so fast.

Celebrating Brianna's 9th birthday

A trip to the beach here in NC. It was only a 2hr drive. Not to bad. We had allot of fun.

Fun time at Monkey Joe's

This month has been fun! It, however, has not gone by without its challenges!! I would have to honestly say that the last year and a half has had it's challenges. It is so hard to believe that we have lived in NC for 1 year now. I am truly learning every day to trust God and rely on Him for EVERYTHING!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

4th of July Fun

Happy 4th of July!

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. We spent time with friends from church watching fireworks on the 3rd and having a cookout on the 4th. I was allot of fun!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Recent pics of the kids

Some recent pics of the Kids

Alyssa 6 & Brianna 9

Gaven 14 Months

They are getting so big so fast!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

KFC Free Chicken Sandwich

Here is a coupon for a free chicken sandwich from KFC with the purchase of a large drink.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What has been going on!

We have had a busy week. Last Monday we went to the park with some friends, Tuesday we went over to a Friends house for dinner to celebrate another friends birthday. Wednesday we went to the birthday friends house to help her get her nursery ready for her little girl that will be here in 6 days. It was also Alyssa's birthday, so after we went to DQ to get Ice cream before church. She wanted to take cup cakes to her Daisey's class to share with everyone. It was so cute when she walked in they hid behind the door and yelled surprise to her and sang happy birthday. She has wanted a surprise party and well.... she didn't expect that. She stood at the door kinda freaked out for a min. Thur the girls played out side all day on the slip n slide and we had cake and ice cream that night for her b-day. Albert has been playing softball with our church, so our weekends have been filled with games and church. They just had their last games this weekend. It was allot of fun, but I am glad it is over for now. It was starting to get really hot out. This past weekend they had 3 games 1 on Friday night and 2 on Sat when it was 100 out side. Sunday we had church and Sunday night they had their badge celebration for Mpact girls club and Royal rangers. It was so much fun. The girls went up on stage and received their sashes with their badges for the units they did. Each unit consisted of book work, memory verses, and a project.
With all that went on this week. I am sad to say I did not get a single picture! :-( My camera is not working!
This week I have officially his the 20 week mark! Ya, I am half way there!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Long time and feeling better!

It feels like a long time since I have blogged! When I found out that I was pregnant it took a while to swallow the fact that I will be having 4 children and 2 of them under the age of 2! I also had awful sickness and didn't even want to be on the computer. I am now feeling much better. I have more energy and have my appetite back!! That is good since I really like food. I had the hardest time going to the grocery store, because I felt like I could get sick just looking at food. We defiantly ate out allot.... not good for trying to be wise with money! I had laid my coupon clipping to the side and am now ready to get back into it. I almost feel like I am starting over.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Do you have a Kitty Kitty?

Here is a free sample of New Healthful Life from Purina Cat Chow. It is packed with savory bites with protein from real chicken and salmon, crunchy wholesome grains and vitamin-rich vegetable accents.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Game on....or maybe not!

Albert and I just joined our coed softball league at church! Very exciting.. huh! We where getting everything finished up with signing up and ordering our shirts on Monday when Monday night .... I find out I am pregnant! I am slowly digesting it! I think I cried for about an hour! You see this one will be my fourth and my youngest child is only 10 months old and I didn't have any plans of having another one for a while or even at all! But, I guess God has a different plan for us. So for now I will be a cheerleader on the sidelines (with the other pregnant wives.. lol) cheering for my husband and our church! Now that the complete shock has wore off I am excited. I know that children are a gift from God! Maybe God thought that Gaven would need someone his age to play with. I don't know! God is in control

Thursday, February 21, 2008

My CVS Trip

Yesterday I went shopping at CVS and this is what I got....
3 packs of Huggie supreme Diapers on sale for 8.99 each

2 Kotex Tampon on sale for 2 for $5

1 Purell Hand sanitizer 80z $3.79

1 Bag of CVS cough drops $1.19


36.95+ tax

I used these coupons to bring down my total
2 $1/1 Huggie coupon here (answer anything other that Huggies and preg. to get $2)
1 $2/1 Huggie coupon here (My CVS allowed me to use the $2/Pullup coupon on my Diaper purchase. Thanks for the tip Cassie)
1 $1/2 Kotex From the sunday paper (there is also a $2.50 coupon from the Sunday paper for more savings. I didn't have it on me! Bummer)
1$1/1 Purell Hand Sanitizer from Sunday Paper
$4/ $20 purchase CVS coupon here
I used previous ECB $20.47

My Total OOP- $8.29 (1 pack of diapers where 8.99. I don't think I did to bad!!)

I Got $17 ECB Back

I was looking at my receipt and noticed
YTD Savings - $648.90
OP- $147.65
Not Bad for just getting started with CVS!!

Also, You always get 2% back in Extra Bucks Rewards every time you shop, and now you can earn Triple Extra Bucks Rewards on eligible purchases.* here .

Some other deals at CVS before they are gone..

Colgate Toothpaste and Toothbrush ~pay $2.99, get $2 in ECB. Here is a $1 Coupon to make them free. Limit 5

Venus Razor~ $9.99 minus $4 coupon from Sunday paper get $6 in ECB

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I would like to know....

What are some of the free items you have received lately?

Monday, February 18, 2008

Free samples

Free Sample of Sunsilk hair care and print off a coupon

Request a Free Sample of Dunkin' Donuts Coffee

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Free Samples

Sign up here for free sample of Aveeno

Sign up here and request a free sample of N.V. Perricone, M.D Ceramic Eye Smoother

Sign up here for a free sample of Dove Hair Care

Coupons: Bath&BodyWorks

Printable coupon here for a Free Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy product up to $13 with a $15 purchase valid through 3/2

Also sign up here for their e-mail list and receive a 2oz Signature Collection Body Lotion for free W/any purchase.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Thanks Moneysavingmom ! There is a Coupon for $2/1 box of Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate cerial. Go here to print your coupon!

I know that the last time these where available to print Lowes had that cerial on sale for 2/$4 so I was able to get 2 boxes for free!!


Happy Valentines!
I love today. I have been thinking of creative, inexpensive ways of making today special. Well here is what I have come up with. I hope all goes as planned.

My plans for today…..

~The girls are going to help me make a carrot cake from the yummy recipe that my neighbor gave to me. All from scratch!!
~Brianna and Alyssa going to work on their Valentine cards for a party this afternoon with other home school friends from our church. (26 children going to be there. I feel so blessed to have so much home school support!)
~Tonight I am going to make a heart shaped pizza for my girls. I think they are going to think that is cool. I am hopping to have the kiddo’s in bed or at least resting watching a movie early.
~Instead of going out and spending alot on dinner and paying for a sitter. My husband and I are going to making Filet Marsala for dinner! I hope it turns out yummy!

I hope your Valentines Day is special and you feel loved on this special day!

Corinthians 13:4-5 (NIV)
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Free bag of Baked Veggie Crisps

Sign up here and print a coupon for your free bag of Baked Veggie Crisps.


Brianna decided to dress up Alyssa as a clown with chalk while they where playing in the garage today to surprise mommy!

Kenneth Cole Reaction Fragrance

Fill out this form for a Free Sample

Kirkland's, Yankee Candle coupons

If you like Kirkland's here is a printable coupon for 25% of a single item. They have really pretty inexpencive home decor.

If you like Yankee Candles here is a printable coupon for Buy 2 get one free valid until 2/14.

Or save $10 off of a $25 perchase here. Valid until 3/1

Monday, February 11, 2008


Our Pastor is doing a series on Kingdom Investments. This Sunday was on Commitment.
There was more to this message, but this was one thing that really hit home with me.

Life is a marathon not a sprint. Along the way things are not always going to go the way that you planned it out to go. It is in those moments when you find out what kind of commitment you have. Your commitment will determine weather the Lord can trust you with more.

>What is your level of Commitment when things are not going the way that you plan them out to go?

My life has taken some unexpected turns over the past year! Defiantly not what I expected, but my Lord is sovereign and good. He works All things out for His glory!

Thank you Lord for who you are. Lord, I pray Ephesians 6:10-18 over my life. I pray that no mater what path my life takes, weather it be exactly like I thought it would be or something totally different, that I will stand firm against the devils schemes. I pray that my commitment will not waver. I pray that my faith is strengthened. I pray for discernment in all situations. I pray that I not only acknowledge the promises of God, but that I live in his truth accepting all that he has for me. I pray that I am able to teach my children your ways, so that they will have a heart after you! In Your Mighty Name I Pray. Amen

Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Free Sample

Get a free sample of Quaker Simple Harvest.

Found a CVS coupon

Here is a link to a coupon for BOGO Dentyne ice gum at CVS this weekend only.

I got a few things!

My CVS trip was ok. I did go and get a few of the things that where listed free after ECB's
1 Garnier Fructis shampoo- $3.99
3 Maybelline Eye Shadow Trio- $5.49 each
3 Boost Smoothie Nutritional energy drink- $.99 each

I had been wanting to get some new eye shadow. I also was needing some shampoo. So I was able to get a want and a need for free! You can't beat free!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I love the sound of that!

Gaven just started saying "momma" yesterday! I think that is all he says now. I love it!

Oh and he loves when I clip coupons! He loves to play in the paper.

Inspired to save!

Ok.... So here I go!

My family moved to NC 6 months ago ( WOW... time is flying) and now I have a little more time on my hands. Since we have been here I have been feeling the desire to be a little more frugle with our money. Well it started with coupon clipping which I felt I never had time to do before or I would clip them and leave them at home and forget to use them. When I got started I would save tops $8 off of my grocery bill. I was having a hard time figguring out how to make this work. I was still walking out of the grocery store spending anywhere from $150 - $200 for about and a week and a half of food and toiletries. Well, I have found some of my favoriet sites that I go to often to get the best tips on saving money. Now I have been able to spent $60-$100 a week on food. I am still new at this and working on how to cut that down even more! It is so much fun! I am also finding way of getting things for free! Even better huh.

Here are some of the sites I check often! These girls are great at getting be best deals at CVS and more!




I also have signed up to grocery game and have been able to save a bunch on my grocerys. I try to only buy things that are on sale. So, I went grocery shopping yesterday and here is how I did!

Lowes Foods- $62.97
Reward savings/ Coupons -$20.73
Total spent- $42.24

Kroger - $95.68
Kroger Plus saving/ Coupons -$29.81
Total spent-$65.87

I spent a total of $108.11 and saved $50.54! I know it will get better. I will be working cutting that bill in half!

I plan to go to CVS today and get some free stuff! I will share later what I got. I can't wait until they get more $/$$ coupons!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Getting started