Sons are a heritage from the Lord. Psalm 127:3

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

FREE 8x10 Picture at Walgreens: Thursday Only

Walgreens is offering a free 8x10 photo picture on Thursday ONLY. It's one of there deals of the week. Go here to print out your coupon and take it into the store when you checkout! You can't beat a free photo picture, especially for that size.

Go here to order your picture. You can pick it up in the store so you will not be charged for shipping & handling.

I will be getting a picture of all 3 of my boys so I can put it in a frame and hang it in my hallway. I'm so behind in updating my pictures and I feel like I'm a bad mommy for not even having a picture of my 3rd child hanging up. :(

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Huge Pack of Huggies Wipes for ONLY $2.50 at CVS

Wow.......this is such a great deal! You may want to head over to CVS before they are all gone! CVS has an unadvertised sale this week for a huge pack of Huggies Baby Wipes (184 count) for only $2.50 each. You can use manufacturer coupons or ECB Bucks to score even a better deal.

I went last night and stocked up. I was able to get a total of 12 packs for only $13.64 after using mfg. coupons & my ECB bucks. That's 2,208 baby wipes! That should last me for awhile. :)

Menu Plan Monday I'm once again starting off a little late trying to figure out my menu plan for this week. This will be a short week for us since we are headed to Disneyland on Friday. YEAH! :):):)

Sunday: Leftover Pot Roast w/ Carrots & Potatoes

Monday: Spaghetti & Salad

Tuesday: Salmon Burgers, Tator Tots & Fresh Fruit

Wednesday: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Tomato Soup

Thursday: Chicken Pot Pies & Corn Muffins w/ Honey Butter

Friday: Disneyland

Saturday: Disneyland

Friday, February 19, 2010

FREE Subscription to Kiwi Magazine!

Go here to sign up for Moms Meet and just for doing so, you’ll score a FREE subscription to Kiwi magazine!

Thanks, GoodDealMama!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mini Valentine's Day Photo Albums & Cookie Jars

These are the mini heart photo albums my kids made and my daycare parents got to take home as a special keepsake (I'm missing one, the parent got it before we took pictures). The kids always love seeing their pictures with all the different craft projects we do here at my house. They had so much fun making these!

Here is a look at a few pictures on the inside. Nothing fancy, I just cut the pictures with a decorative scissor. This was when the kids got to practice writing with chocolate pudding. They enjoyed it, but it sure was messy with my littlest one!

I also made these really cute Chocolate Chip Cookie jars for the parents for a little "love gift"! :) I think they turned out adorable with the heart cookie cutters attached.
A close-up pic. I punched the whole on the wrong side of the card, but oh well, it doesn't look too bad. :)

Look how cute they all look once they were all finished. The kids did a great job on their photo albums!

Our New Frog Encouragement/Reward Mailbox

Isn't this frog just adorable! I was shopping at Michael's Arts & Crafts getting some last minute Valentine's Day supplies the other day and I came across this. It's a Valentine's Day Mailbox for a kids classroom. What a cute idea! And of course, I got it on CLEARANCE! :)

I thought of an idea that I could use this Frog Mailbox with my kids. We are starting to use this as an Encouragement/Rewards Mailbox! Having 3 boys ages 3 and under can be challenging at times, but it sure can be so much fun too! I want to encourage them and reward them with their good behavior and good attitude towards each other. So.......everyday I will write down on a piece of paper something that Mommy was proud of them for doing or saying, but I will also write down something if I see the boys acting or doing inappropriate behavior as well.

At the end of the week, we will take all these love notes :) and tally them up to see how many "Good vs. Bad (what they need to work on)" notes we have all together. If they have more good vs. bad, then they are rewarded with a popcorn and movie night either on Friday or Saturday nights with an extended bed time as well. I find that this is what my boys look forward to each week and I do not want to reward them if they haven't had a good week. I also find that if we read out load what they have done good and what they need to work on, then I'm hoping they will make more of a conscious effort on doing better and think about their actions before doing so.

This seems like a good idea to me, so we started it today! We will see how it goes. What do you think? Can you share with me some of your ideas or ways you reward your children to keep them on track?!?!

By the way, my older son loves frogs so that's why I picked this one when I saw it! :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Meal Plan Monday

I have been feeling under the weather this whole weekend and somewhat today. I'm starting to feel much better now, but I think I'm going to just wing it this week rather than doing my usual menu planning. I haven't really had the motivation or energy to look at the ads & do my grocery shopping according to what's on sale. I think I have enough on hand to come up with plenty of meals. I will probably need to go to the grocery store for fresh fruits & veggies!

I hope you all have a wonderful & blessed week! :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Yes, it's that time again and I already feel behind this week. It crept up on us way too fast. Maybe because my mind is already on our 3 day Disneyland trip we will be taking in two weeks to celebrate my hubby's 40th birthday! Woohoo.......I can't wait and I'm looking forward to seeing my kids expressions once we walk into the Theme Park! This is going to be so exciting!!!!

Sunday: Super Bowl Party & Dinner at our Friends!

Monday: Eating Out

Tuesday: Costco Food Court :) (grabbing something fast on the way to visit Scott's Grandparents)

Wednesday: Meatloaf, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Corn & Butter Biscuits

Thursday: Bacon Sandwiches & Turkey Sausage, Egg & Spinach Casserole (Breakfast for dinner)

Friday: Turkey Burgers & Tator Tots

Saturday: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Salad & Garlic Bread

200 Links to FREE Kid's Coloring Pages

Looking for entertainment for your kids? Mommy’s Wishlist has over 200 links to Free Kid’s Coloring Pages. Bookmark this one! This list is alphabetized by character name.

This is so awesome! This will definitely save me time and money! :)

Thanks, Common Sense With Mommy!

Monday, February 8, 2010

FREE 6 Month Subscription for Thriving Family Magazine

Sign up for a FREE 6-month subscription for Thriving Family magazine. Just go to the Focus on the Family website and click on the banner at the very bottom. You should receive your first edition within 8 weeks.

Thanks, Faithful Provisions!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Scholastic Book Sale

The Teacher Store @ is having their Dollar Days sale. This is available to educators only but does include homeschool teachers! They have some great books available for only $1.00.

8 Boxes of Raisin Bran for Under $1.00!!!

I went to CVS tonight and got 8 boxes of Raisin Bran Cereal for ONLY .82 after all my coupons and I used a $2.00 ECB bucks that I had from last week. Isn't that AWESOME!!! This is my favorite cereal and I couldn't resist passing this up. There has been some amazing cereal deals the past couple of months and boy have we stocked up! :)

I then made a trip to Savemart next door to pick up some milk since I ran out this afternoon. I only spent $5.10 for all of this pictured above after my coupons. I used two coupons for buy 1 gallon of milk, you get a FREE half gallon of chocolate milk......Woohoo! I love these type of coupons for free stuff. I also got coupons for a FREE Coffee Creamer and a FREE package of Double Stuffed Oreos for signing up as a fan on facebook. I received these coupons in the mail last week!
See what I'm talking totally pays to coupon shop! You save so much money for items you will be buying anyways. I had a very inexpensive shopping trip tonight. I spent just under $6.00 for all of these groceries. Coupon Shopping has definitely made it much easier for me to stay within or under our budget each month, which has been fabulous! :)

Valentine's Day Soap Dispensers

The kids made Soap Dispensers during Christmas time and they just loved them so much, I thought we would make them again with Valentine's Day Decor.

My sweet little Noah concentrating on getting those beads in the bottle without dropping any.

Preston trying to put as many beads as possible in his. He just loves to go overboard! :)

Here they are.........aren't they just adorable!!! My boys put their soap dispensers on each of their sinks as soon as they were done making them. They were too excited to wait.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Meal Plan Monday

My hubby's work is offering a cool weight loss incentive at his work for employees who want to participate. Of course, we could all use a little incentive to help make weight loss fun, right?! Since he is planning on participating, I am going to try and make healthier meals for the month of February to help him out and to hopefully help me out as well. This will be fun to see how much weight we can actually lose together! :)

Sunday: Dinner at our friends

Monday: Cream of Mushroom Chicken, Broccoli, Corn Muffins & Kiwi

Tuesday: Shrimp Cocktail, Snow Crab Legs & Mixed Vegetables

Wednesday: Chicken Salad (Hot Dogs, Applesauce & Oranges for the kids)

Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie

Friday: Salmon, Mixed Vegetables & Salad (Chicken Nuggets, Apples & Yogurt for the kids)

Saturday: Turkey Burgers, Tator Tots & Oranges

Johnson & Johnson Baby Products Printable Coupons

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Save $2 on any TWO Johnson’s Bedtime Bath or Bedtime: IE or Firefox

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Note: You can take these Johnson & Johnson mfg. coupons & stack them with a store coupon (such as Target or Walgreens) to make even a sweeter deal!

$2.00 Off Any One Huggies Diapers

Go here to print a $2.00 off coupon for any one Huggies Diapers. I know how much I love seeing these coupons with little ones! :)

Denny's: FREE Burger & Fries to the First 500,000!

Denny’s is offering up a FREE Burger and Fries! From February 1st through the 14th, the first 500,000 people who sign up for the new Denny’s Rewards program here will receive a coupon for a FREE burger and fries! This coupon will be available to use March 1st through March 7th, 2010.

So hurry up and go sign up before it's too late. It's FREE food were talking about people.....Woohoo!

Michaels Craft Store: 50% off printable Coupon!

Register to receive periodic emails from Michaels Craft Store and they’ll email you a 50% off coupon within a few hours. This coupon is good thru February 8th and can be used on most regular priced items.