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Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas shopping tips

So I had a lot of people ask me for advice this year on Christmas shopping tips. Most of the time these people were on their way to a store to go Christmas shopping for the night and be done with it. Everytime I had to kind of laugh. Usually I get all my Christmas shopping done on Black Friday and be done with it. This year however, since I have been more coupon aware I have been Christmas shopping through out the year. My best advice to anyone is to get things though out the year and put it away. We are up to 13 neices and nephews now. We dont do a lot of Christmas presents for our own kids but we like to buy each of the neices and nephews a little something. This year with all of the neices and nephews and a few other little presents for people I would say all in all for about 22 people we spend (2 cuponk games-$4(I got this at Target a few days before Thanksgiving with 2 $5 off Target coupons), 2 lego packs $8(again Target with $5 off lego Taret coupons), new cd $7(black friday deal at Family Christian bookstore), mega blocks bus $0(Target $5 off target mega block coupon), playdoh ice cream maker set w/extra 4 pack playdoh $10(toysrus b2g1 free deal and coupon for free playdoh), barbie $0(Target $5 off target barbie coupon), chapstick set $0(Walgreens Reg Reward deal at the beginning of the year), pj set(target $10 off 3 coupon for sleepwear. I had 2 coupons and actually ended up making $10 on this deal) with robe( and fuzzy socks (Walgreens Register Reward)$0, ubuild game $7(Target $5 off target Toysrus has a better deal but I already wrapped the presents), pictureka game $0(Target clearance find paired with Manufacture coupon), 2 tech deck display cases w/extra 2 tech deck skate boards $12(Target clearance find), Toystory 3 movie $5(Target used coupons and rebates), panda alive doll $4(Target clearance find), baby alive w/ballerina tutu set $5(Walmart clearance find last winter), 3 homemade bracelets,used left overs from a necklace I made for me) Thats a total of $62! Im so excited about that. I did this all watching for clearance items and stacking coupon deals with them. I would just pile them in the closet. You do need to try and make a mental note of who you might give something to! Other wise you might end up with a lot of items and no one to give them to. Also if you like getting everyone things you can always stock up on candles though out the year for like $.50 or so and stock those up for the adults. So when all those toys that didnt sell for Christmas go on 75% off sales, stock them up for next year and put them away!! Great prices take planning (:

Sunday, December 12, 2010


So I have been searching Ebay lately for a few things on our wish list as we wait for some extra money to come in. I have found in my search that people are paying higher prices sometimes on Ebay! I cant believe people would do this. Are they paying these prices for convience or just because they want it now and maybe cant find it at the store. Im seeing some cases people are paying as much as $50 more for an item that you can get in stock at Target! Ebay is awesome, dont get me wrong. I guess I just use it to get unique items you can no longer find in the store or to get current items for cheaper prices.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lack of Blog posts

Ok guys. Im just not getting this whole blog page thing. I cant figure out an easy way to post pictures and links. Its so much easier to do Facebook post. So if your reading this and you arent a fan on Facebook, there are a ton more posts if you go that route. I will try to figure this whole blog posting thing when I have more time to sit down and play with it. Til then if you arent seeing a whole lot check us out on Facebook! Thank you for your patience (:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

christmas cards

Family Wall Red Christmas Card
Shop Shutterfly for elegant custom Christmas photo cards.
View the entire collection of cards.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

So I'm finally sitting here relaxing, thinking, and half watching a movie. I didn't do much shopping this black Friday since I've been shopping coupon deals through out the year I am pretty much done Christmas shopping. I did however still need to get a CD which was on sale at Family Christian Bookstore today for less than $8, the new Toby Mac. I had to get it for my nephew for Christmas. And I had to go to Younkers to use my $10 off coupon. Why do they make it so hard to find something!?

Anyway, I'm sitting here thinking about all the food, mostly desserts, I ate yesterday and today. I have been really wanting to try those Miracle Body jeans that Oprah featured. I even have entered a few giveaways I found on some blogs. Thank god for great bloggers! But anyway, as I was thinking about why I want to try these jeans. I'm thinking, really how good are these jeans anyway? Are they going to suck my hips and thighs in also? Probably not. I really just need to get into the habit of exercising and eating right.

So this is just what I'm thinking about after a few days of pigging out and feeling, UGH. Gotta love the holidays. (:

While I'm posting this, don't forget all the great deals at Walgreen's! b1g2 free wrapping paper so that's 3 rolls of wrapping paper for $1.99. Free after Reg rewards: shaving cream, soothing gel for after shaving, scrunchy hair ties, Dr. pepper 2 liters, Advil pm, and the list goes on. Make sure you go in and check it out!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Enter for a chance to win!

Hey guys enter for a chance to win from All You magazine! Just go here and good luck. Happy Thanksgiving!

Use Shutterfly for wonderful Christmas cards!!

I absolutly love all the great deals shutterfly offers through out the year. They have so many awesome choices. I think my favorate Christmas card selection is the Family Wall Red Christmas Card. I love getting Christmas cards that have family pictures on them. So much more meaningful and worth hanging up for everyone to see. Grandmas are always complaining they dont get enough pics of the grandkids so what better way to give them to them, through a Christmas card.
Click here for the sample.

Take a look at this card they have. It allows you to give a summary of whats being going on for the year. How cute is that! You can send out your Christmas greetings as well as keep everyone up to date with whats going on with your family and little ones. These are great to look back on the next year and save in your scrapbooks too.

Check this out. They have a great deal going on right now for their calendars. B1g1 50% off. Just in time for the holidays. Im sure your family members would love to get a calendar of your dear family to put on their wall and look at everyday. While your at it you can get one for yourself!

Free Holiday cards for fellow bloggers!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Possible free gift card!

If you can get 10 people to sign up you get a pick of gift cards. Plus you get daily emails of different deals going on.
just go here

I really would like to try these jeans...Giveaway!

I just discovered a few new bloggers today while I was in search of the jeans featured on Oprah. The miracle body jeans. You can go to to enter the contest or to order them online.


Well, I havent actually posted a blog for awhile. Its just so much easier to post it on Facebook and I never actually know if anyone is reading the blog posts. Im going to try and post more to the blog but if you are visiting you will probably find more on the Facebook page.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Voices of the 'true woman' movement

So this is one of the freebies I recieved. A book called 'voices of the true woman movement by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. The guidelines for this freebie is to blog about the book. In this blog I just highlighted my favorite parts on this chapter. So here we go...

Chapter 1 The ultimate meaning of true womanhood

This chapter starts with stories of strong women. Stories of women that do not fall down under pressure. Wimpy theology simply doesnt give a woman a God that is big enough, strong enough, wise enough, and good enough to handle the realities of life in a way that magnifies the infinite worth of Jesus Christ. Wimpy theology is plagued by woman-centeredness and man centeredness.

God's ultimate purpose for the universe and for all of history and for your life is to display the glory of Christ in its highest expression, namely, in His dying to make a rebellious people His everlasting and supremely happy bride.

Womanhood and manhood-famininity and masculinity-belong at the center of God's ulitmate purpose. They werent an afterthought or a peripheral thought in God's plan. They were designed so they would serve to display the glory of His Son dying to have His happy, admiring bride. From the beginning, manhood and womanhood were designed to display the glory of Christ in His relationship to the church, His bride.

The point here is that marriage is meant to display the covenant-keeping love between Christ and His church.
*Headship is the divine calling of a husband to take primary responsibility for Christ-like, servant leadership, protection, and provision in the home.
*Submission is the divine calling of a wife to honor and affirm her husband's leadership and help carry it through according to her gifts.

Married woman should embrace the truth that your womanhood, true womanhood, is uniquely and indispensably created by God to display the glory of His Son in the way you relate to your husband, you will have a calling of infinite significance.

God has created man as male and female because there are aspects of Christ's glory which would not be known if they were not reflected in the complementary differences of manhood and womanhood.

If you would like a copy of this book for yourself you can purchase it here.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Deals that caught my eye this week!

This is what I see in this weeks ad's 05/19/10


Kc Masterpiece BBQ sauce $1. There have been lots of $1 off coupons for this in the paper.

Sargento shredded cheese $1.99

Coke about $2.50/12 pack


Doritos $1.88

30 oz Kraft Miracle whip $1.97

banana's $.39

Oscar Mayer hot dogs 4/$4 has $1/2

Jello Gelatin/pudding 2/$1

Capri suns $1.89


Cake Mix $.77 ( I know this isnt the best price but I ran out last week and had to pay $1.15!)
Butter $1.99


Old Spice/Gillette body wash $4.49 get back $4.50 in RR. lots of b1g1 free Old spice and Gillette coupons in the paper. Also if you recieved the PG&E coupon book it has several b1g1 free old spice and you can also use the $1/2 so you make $1


Pepsi $2.25/12 pack- you pay 4/$12 and get back $3 reward

Clairol/Aussie $2.99 get back $2 use $1 off aussie from paper

Digiorno B1g1 for 1cent

Hershey b2g1 free use b1g1 free from paper and only pay for one

12/$10 Puffs, Dawn, Glade, Renuzit...lots of coupons for this! I havent had a chance to get out yet but you should be able to get most of this for free with all the Glade and Dawn coupons out there.

Blade 5 razor $6.99 get back $6.99

Thursday, May 13, 2010

House parties

I have not been chosen to host a for the French Cocktail Hour. Only a few more days to see if I was chosen for the Hasbro game night! This is a really cool site and I have a few friends that have done parties through this site.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hasbro deals

Hasbro has a new deal going on that you can get 20% off and free shipping. Use promo code FREESHIP20

Fareway sales

Fareway has eggs on sale for $.59/dozen. This is the best deal I've seen on eggs in months! They also have Match light Kingsford charcoal on sale for $7.99. Pair this with the and it makes it a great deal.

New deals

Hyvee has Lays on sale for $2.50. Theres a b1g1 free FB coupon from the Frito FB page. Also the bags have $1 off coupons on them.
Target has Digiorno pizza and bread sticks on sale for $5.97. There is a $3 off FB coupon when you go to the Digiorno FB page.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Aweful Hyvee experience

So I'm just sitting here thinking about the new Hyvee ad coming out, I was thinking it was Wednesday. I figured Id post my last awful Hyvee experience.

So In the exclusive online Hyvee ad they had a few extra coupons. The deal was $3.59 for Glad trash bags. They also had a coupon if you buy 2 participating items you get 1 Clorox wipes for free. The participating items were Glad trash bags and Clorox cleaning supplies. So I also had a coupon for free Glad product when you buy Charcoal, up to $3 off. I sent my husband with all coupons in hand and told him what to buy. He came back frustrated. Hyvee gave him a hard time about their online coupons! They weren't going to let him use them. How crazy is that? They also wouldn't let him use the charcoal coupon and I had just used one there a few weeks prior.

I probably will never get my husband to go use coupons again now! You win some you lose some.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Just trying it out

So we started the facebook page Qc coupon deals and we love all the bloggers out there. We havent started a Blog of our own because we figure theres way toooo many out there, no one will be interested in ours. Lets see if we can get any followers?