Nov 232010

In preparation for the big feast upon us, we will all be creating our annual food items that are quintessential to our families meals.

This is a friendly reminder to grocery shop early and get it all at one time, you do not want to send your husband out for items he is not familiar with!

Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!

 Posted by at 3:24 pm
Nov 202010

Picture an item, similar to above, on your doorstep around Christmas.

Scenario: Door bell rings after dark, “Ugh, another solicitor, don’t they see the sign that it’s not allowed here?” So you send the husband to the door to do the talking. He opens the door and slams it back like a blast of ice is charging towards him. “WHAT HAPPENED?!” He says, “I think it’s for you and I SWEAR I didn’t see anything!”

What a bummer, but I still wrapped it up and stuck it under beside the Christmas tree. At least C didn’t know what it was.

So picture my amazement this year when I get B’s birthday present in the same fashion. I am really glad it was during the day, I don’t like when there aren’t surprises under the Christmas tree for my family. Here is what I did with this years gift as soon as it got in the door:

I cannot confirm, nor deny, if this is the actual package in our house, but I can confirm that the brown paper color is pretty dead on.

Have you ever received an unwrapped gift that spoiled (or almost spoiled) the suprise?

 Posted by at 10:51 am
Nov 172010

Days like today I do the happy dance for mail!

I received my Murad Gift containing:

  • Clarifying Cleanser
  • Firm and Tone Serum
  • Skin Perfecting Lotion
  • Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30
  • Pure Vitamin C Treatment Powder
  • Pure Vitamin C Treatment Gel
  • Sleep Reform Serum
  • Immuno-Skin Age Inhibitor
  • Daily Eye Lift

I received a Mary Kay Sample Kit, thanks to Seventeen Magazine, containing:

  • Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara
  • Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
  • Timewise 3-in-1 Cleanser
  • Timewise Age-Fighting Moisturizer
  • Fall Look catalog

I received my $3.00 FoodSaver FreshSaver! Thanks Hip2Save for reminding me of this steal.

AND, I received 2 $5 gift certificates to from Practical Money Skills for Life for submitting a review on Financial Football.


 Posted by at 3:40 pm
Nov 152010

We did it!

Mike and I completed our second 1/2 marathon, we both shaved A LOT of time off of last year!

Congrats to Team Adrenaline – Brent and Dara! You both rocked the block coming in under 3 hours!

Congrats to our friends Anna, Tara and Neil for kicking San Antonio’s booty as well!

 Posted by at 10:13 am
Nov 122010

Please pray for Mike and me as we trek the San Antonio 1/2 Marathon this Sunday! It will be our second, so that means we have run a full marathon, right?

Brent and Dara will be running the 1/2 marathon relay, please pray for them… and their “adrenaline”.

 Posted by at 11:15 am
Nov 092010

So, I made another trip to Kroger… I noticed when I returned that my “canned” shelf is sagging, woe is me and my poor sagging shelf.

5 Swanson Chicken Broth @ $0.50* = $2.50 – $1.00/5 = $1.50 or $0.30/each

5 Hormel Chili Master @ $0.75* = $3.75 – $0.55 eCoupon – $0.75 eCoupon - $0.50/2 – (2) $0.75/1 =   -$0.05

5 Del Monte Tomato @ $0.50* = $2.50 – $1.00/5 = $1.50 or $0.30/each

3 Krusteaz Pancake Mix @ $1.99* = $5.97 – (3) $0.50/1 = $2.97 or $0.99/each

3 Cap’n Crunch @ $1.49* = $4.47 – (3) $0.50/1 = $1.47 or $0.49/each

4 Ronzoni Pasta @ $0.79* = $3.16 – $1.00/2 e Coupon – $1.00/2 = $1.16 or $0.29/each

1 Finish Dish Detergent @ $2.99* - $1.00/1 = $1.99

4 Gatorade @ $0.50* = $2.00

*The above were part of the Kroger Mega Deal, prices listed are AFTER the $0.50 discount on each item.

Dorito Chips @ $3.29 – $3.29 Kroger Home Mailer = FREE

Welch’s Juice @ $3.69 – $3.69 BzzAgent = FREE

Pillsbury Cake Mix @ $1.19 + 2 Pillsbury Icing @ $1.49 – $2.50/3 = $1.67 or $0.55/each

Tide Stain Release @ $6.99 – $3.00 eCoupon – $3.00/1 = $0.99

Dawn Dish Soap @ $1.49 – $0.50 eCoupon – $0.50/1 = -$0.01

Whole Fryer Chicken @ $3.87 [Hello Sour Cream Chicken Enchiadas!]

Kroger Sour Cream @ $0.88

Total Spent $15.29

Total Saved $68.53 or 81%

 Posted by at 9:11 pm
Nov 082010

CoinStar and Borders have teamed up for a great promotion, just in time for the gift buying season.

Go to any CoinStar location between now and November 24, pour at least $5 worth of cold hard change and the system will generate a $5 off $25 in-store purchase coupon at the bottom of your receipt. The coupon is vaild at any Borders, Borders Express or Waldenbooks. You must be a member of Borders Rewards in order to use the $5/$25 coupon, it is quick and easy to do so here.

If you have $20 in change, your $25 purchase from Borders will be free!

 Posted by at 10:38 am
Nov 072010

Happy End of Daylight Savings! How did it feel to sleep in for one more hour before heading out to church?

Here is my loot from this week:

  • Victoria’s Secret Bombshell T-shirt
  • Victoria’s Secret Lip Gloss
  • Axe APDO sample
  • Welch’s Grape BzzKit – BzzAgent
  • Lancome Génifique Youth Activator 7-day trial
  • Old Orchard FREE + $$ coupons
  • Land O Lakes recipe booklet + coupon
  • P&G Brand Sampler (Covergirl/Olay Simply Ageless sample + coupon, Priolsec OTC sample, Always samples + coupon, Tampax samples + coupon and more coupons)
  • Kroger Give Thanks booklet + coupons
  • Victoria’s Secret Christmas Dreams and Fantasies magazine ($5, really?!)
  • Woman’s Day magazine
  • rouge magazine + coupons
  • Architectural Digest
  • OK! Weekly magazine
  • Town & Country magazine
  • Garden Design magazine
  • Target Inspirational Baby catalog (IDK?)

Did you receive anything exciting this week?

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