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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Free - World's Best Cat Litter after Rebate

Go HERE and fill out a short survey to print out a Rebate form.  You can submit to receive a Full Rebate on one bag of 7lb or 8lb World's Best Cat Litter. 
We have 4 kitties, so this will come in handy.

Thanks Money Saving Mom for the post. 

FREE NeilMed Nasa Dock

Another Free item from NeilMed.  Fill out a survey HERE and they will mail you a FREE Nasa Dock for your Neti Pot or Sinus Rinse.  I got a FREE Neti Pot thru Facebook.  You can request either a Neti Pot or a Sinus Rinse.  Pick your favorite.  It will be mailed to your home!! 

Thanks Freebies 4 Mom!!

A Story Before Bed Free book - The Raven ($9.99 value)

Go HERE for my previous post about other Free books from A Story Before Bed.
Thanks Freebies 4 Mom for this post.

Go HERE and record a FREE book "The Raven" (valued at $9.99) at A Story Before Bed.  All you need is a camera and microphone on your computer so you can make a recording of you reading the story for your child.  Once it is recorded, you can preview it before saving it.  After you save it, you can access it anytime.  If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod you can access it there too after you download their free app.   

Full Rebate - NasaDrops at CVS


Thanks Freebies 4 Mom for this post!

Purchase up to 6 pkgs of NeilMed NasaDrops Saline at CVS and submit a filled out and printed form with your receipt and UPC codes from the boxes to receive a Full Rebate on the purchase.  Submit by July 31st 2010. 
We use saline drops at home when we get a cold.  I have heard this brand is very good so I am going to get them this week and submit my rebate. 

Happy Shopping!!

Freebies in my Mailbox - June 21st to 26th

Here are the freebies I got in my mailbox this week.
  • Monday : Kraft Mayo samples Garlic & Herb and Chipotle flavors.
  • Tuesday : Nothing
  • Wednesday : Full Size bottle of Sassy Deep Conditioner
  • Thursday :  Kodak Gallery 20 Baby Announcements (I made Thank You Notes for my son's 2nd birthday); Green Genius Biodegradable Plastic Tall Kitchen Bag with Coupon; Proven Winners The Gardener's Idea Book
  • Friday : Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner from Vocalpoint in Spanish
  • Saturday :  Nothing
What did you get this week??

    Thursday, June 24, 2010

    Parenting Tips of the Day - June 24th

    Here are the Parenting Tips of the Day.
    • Bendy or Flexy Straws are much easier for little ones to drink from than straight straws.  I keep a bundle of them inside a travel toothbrush holder in my purse or diaper bag.  Not all restaurants have these Flexy straws, so carrying my own makes it much easier on my son. 
    • While my son is taking a bath, I usually clean up the bathroom counters or even floss my teeth!!  This way I can still keep an eye on him and get something else done too.  It is a huge help!!
    • Empty baby food jars are a great way to keep your office supplies in order.  I use them to store paper clips, pushpins, rubber bands, etc.  It keeps my drawers nice and neat.  I also use them to store herbs in the kitchen.  It is a great way to recyle!!

    Got a tip to share?  Write a comment on this post and share your parenting tips with us.  We can all use a little help in the Parenting department.

    Thanks and Enjoy!!

    Tuesday, June 22, 2010

    Menu Plan Mondays - June 21st

    I need to be better about posting my Menu Plan for the week.   We have been sick twice in a row and this is the first week we had that we were not sick and I got mostly caught up with everything at home.

    Here is our Menu for this week.
    • Monday : Breakfast for Dinner - Scrambled eggs with hash brown potatoes
    • Tuesday : Chicken Fajitas using McCormick Recipe Cards which already have herbs for the recipe.
    • Wednesday : Pasta Night
    • Thursday : Taco Night - Homemade Tacos using ground beef
    • Friday : Pizza Night - My day off, so get a pizza out of the freezer and put it int he oven. 
    For other Great Menus, visit I'm an Organizing Junkie

    Sunday, June 20, 2010

    Savings for the week - June 13th to 19th

    This week I had some great shopping trips to Kohl's.  I got some $10 off a $20 purchase to Kohl's from the Newspaper so I went and got Father's Day present for my husband, some Birthday presents for my son and nephew, and a  Welcome present for my nephew who I will get to meet for the first time in about a week.  :o)
    I also had a great trip to Target where I got some Frosted Mini Wheats Bite Size for my son (who LOVES these now!).  I also got him a Toy Story 3 toy for his birthday with a coupon.  My trips to Walgreens and CVS were also great.  Here is the breakdown.
    • Kohl's : I did multiple trips to Kohl's so I could use all the coupons I had.  My total savings was $169.82 and spent $59.89.  I got a water sprinkler and a soccer ball for my son, two bathing suit tops for me, and 2 packs of socks and a polo for my husband plus the three toys I got for my nephew.  Not bad for all those things!!
    • CVS : I got some boxes of chocolate that were buy one get one for 1 cent, Old Spice Body Washes, Shick Hydro blades, Gillette Fusion ProGlide, and EPT test.  I saved $120.98 and spent $29.17.  I am also sending for a free gift when I purchased the EPT test.  I should get it in the mail later.  I also earned a ton of Extra Care Bucks.
    • Walgreens : I got some Nivea Body Wash for Men, Reach toothbrushes, Stickers for my son's Potty Training Chart, and a Hydro Shick Razor which I will send in for a Full Rebate.  Total savings was $39.50 and total spending was $14.70.  I also earned a ton of Register Rewards. 
    • Target : I got some groceries, a Toy Story 3 toy for my son's birthday, and Listerine.  I saved $38.69 and spent $21.66.
    • BJ's : I got some groceries.  I spent $37.64 and saved $8.50.

    Home Garden Update

    Here are photos of the Home Garden.  I moved most of the plants to bigger pots so they have more room to grow.
    The Tomato Plant is doing OK, but it looks like the leaves are getting sick or a bug is eating them so my husband gave it some bug killer.  Unfortunately this means my tomatoes will no longer be organic so I need to plant a new one and look for Organic solutions so I can keep the bugs off my plant.
    The Pepper Plant is doing awesome.  It still has no peppers but it does have flowers so soon we should have peppers!!  I use them to make Sofrito and for Fajitas, Pizza, etc.  Yum!!

    The Basil and Cilantro plants are also growing great.  The Basil smells great and is ready to pick.  The cilantro is ready to pick too but I was reading that if I dry it then it loses the flavor so I need to pick it when I need to use it right away.

    The Onion plant is the only one that is not doing so great.  I am not sure if it is growing at all.  I will have to read up on it and take a look.  I moved it to a smaller plant to see if that will help it.

     The Picture below shows (Left to Right) the Forget Me Not, Chamomile, Rosemary, and Cilantro plants.

    Stay Tuned for more photos of my Home Garden.  Hopefully soon we will have Peppers and Tomatoes so I can show pictures of the actual veggies.  I am thinking about planting a Strawberry Plant too.  We shall see!! 

    Parenting Tips of the Day - June 17th

    These are a bit late, but here are the tips of the day.
    • Keep Audiobooks or CDs of your kids' favorite stories in the car.  It is a great way to keep kids engaged on long trips if you do not have a portable DVD player.  If the book you want is not available as an Audiobook, you can just read it out loud and record it.  
    • Dry erase boards are great for keeping older kids busy and entertained in the car during long trips.  They can practice writing out their letters and numbers or just draw pictures.
    • Turn a mateless sock into a baby size heating pad by filling it up with rice.  You can place it in the microwave for 30 secs, then place it on their tummy to ease gas pains.  Test it carefully to make sure it is not too hot for your baby!!
     I hope these are helpful.  If you have any tips to share please write a comment and share with us your tips that work for you and your kids.

    Freebies in my Mailbox June 14th to 19th

    This week I had lots of Freebies at the beginning of the week.  Towards the end, nothing at all.  But I got some really good freebies.
    • Monday: Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor; Dunkin Donuts coupon for Free Coffee from their Birthday Club; Garden Fresh Booklet from Burpee Home Gardens; Aveeno Shampoo and Conditioner with coupon; Fisher Prize GeoTrax DVD; Poise Samples with coupon.
    • Tuesday : Pregnancy Tests and Ovulation Tests from Sacred Heart Mission; Coupon for Free McCormick Recipe Inspirations Card from Facebook; 3 Free 5x7 Cards from Shutterfly.
    • Wednesday : Nothing
    • Thursday : Nothing
    • Friday : Nature Bounty Pedometer; True Lemon, True Lime, True Orange Samples with coupon.
    • Saturday : Nothing
    Most of the Free Samples I request I see at Freebies 4 Mom.  Go check it out and sign up for your Free Samples.

    Tuesday, June 15, 2010

    New Pampers Gifts to Grow Code

    Thanks Freebies 4 Mom for the post on the new code.
    This new code is worth 25 pts.


    Gifts to Grow is a program from Pampers where you can collect points from each Pampers purchase you make.  Sometimes they also give out Free codes thru Facebook and other means.  Freebies 4 Mom has a list of all the Free codes that are available now.  Go HERE to check out the list.  To sign up go HERE.  New members get a 50 Bonus Points.

    Monday, June 14, 2010

    E.P.T. Pregnancy Test Coupon

    Thanks Money Saving Mom!! has a $3 off coupon for E.P.T Pregnancy Tests.  If you have a My Points account make sure and print it thru them as you get points for printing and redeeming coupons thru 

    Free Sample for DAD

    Thanks Freebies 4 Mom!!
    Father's Day is this Sunday June 20th.  Treat Dad to a Free Schick Hydro Razor.  Go HERE and fill out the Rebate Form, print it, and submit along with requested enclosures.  Purchase must be made between June 14th and August 18th.  Request must be Postmarked by August 18th and received by September 1st.
    If you buy it at CVS this week, you can get $4 Extra Care Bucks back plus don't forget to use your $4 coupon from June 13th Smart Source Insert or use a $5 coupon from May 9th Smart Source insert.  It is alson on Sale at Walgreens with Register Rewards of $4, so you could do this at either Walgreens or CVS.

    Happy Shopping!!   

    Free Sample for MOM

    Thanks Freebies 4 Mom for this Free Sample.
    Go HERE and request a Free Sample of Bodycology Hand Lotion from Walmart.  You have a choice between Cherry Blossom and Cucumber Melon Fragrances. 
    The Walmart Free Sample should arrive in about 4 weeks. 

    Free Recordable Book: A-Z at hte Earth Museum (valued at $9.99)

    I had posted about a previous Free ebook from A Story Before Bed HERE.  Now they have a second Free ebook.
    Go HERE and record a FREE book "A-Z at hte Earth Museum" (valued at $9.99) at A Story Before Bed.  All you need is a camera and microphone on your computer so you can make a recording of you reading the story for your child.  Once it is recorded, you can preview it before saving it.  After you save it, you can access it anytime.  If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod you can access it there too after you download their free app.   
    Thanks goes to Feebies 4 Mom.

    Pampers Gifts to Grow Code and Free Sample

    Thanks to Freebies 4 Mom for these two deals.
    • Gifts to Grow is a program from Pampers where you can collect points from each Pampers purchase you make.  Sometimes they also give out Free codes thru Facebook and other means.  Freebies 4 Mom has a list of all the Free codes that are available now.  Go HERE to check out the list.  To sign up go HERE.  New members get a 50 Bonus Points.  The code for the 15 points is 15GTGSUMMERFUN
    • Free Sample : Go HERE to request a Free Sample of  Pampers Extra Protection Diapers in size 4 or 5. 

    Sunday, June 13, 2010

    Another Leapster Explorer Giveaway

    Mom Reviews

    I was doing some research on this new Gaming System from Leapfrog and found yet another giveaway!!  This one ends June 21st so go HERE to enter soon. 

    Good Luck!! 

    New Leapster Explorer from Leapfrog

    Our Ordinary Life

    Our Ordinary Life wrote a Post about this new Leapfrog gaming system.  She was given the opportunity to try the product out and wrote a review about it.  Go HERE to check it out!!  She is also giving away one Leapster Explorer with a Toy Story 3 game.

    Freebies in my Mailbox - June 7th to 12th

    Here are the Free Samples and coupons we got in the mail this week.
    • Monday : Neti Pot with Two Packets thru Facebook; John Frieda Frizz Ease Samples; Coupon for FREE Tropicana Juice
    • Tuesday : Special K Meal Bar sample with coupon
    • Wednesday : Publix Baby Club Coupons and BJ's Coupons
    • Thursday :  Nothing
    • Friday : Nothing
    • Saturday : Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner from Vocalpoint with coupons

    Stay tuned for all the freebies we get next week.
    Have an awesome weekend!!

    Thursday, June 10, 2010 101 Days of Giveaways in June

    Parenting Magazine is having a HUGE giveaway this whole month.  Go to their website daily and sign up for the giveaway of the day. HERE is the list of prizes.


    Buy Pampers at get a Free gift for Mom

    I got an email from Pampers saying that if you order Pampers thru you get a FREE gift for Mom.  It is a bag filled with products.  The products inside the bag are
    • a Sample of Crest Whitestrips 3D White
    • a 0.5oz Secret Clinical Deodorant
    • 20 ct. Always Pantiliners
    • and a 2oz Olay Total Effects Body Wash
    The approximate value is $22.  Sounds nice, right?!?
    So if you need to stock up on Pampers, then go to and get a gift for yourself!!

    Parents Tips of the Day - June 10th

    Here are the tips for this week:
    • Control Odor : Use a dryer sheet inside your diaper pail to control odor.
    • Encourage Kids to drink more H2O : Make it fun by using a plastic wine glass, a fun straw, and decorate the rim with a slice of fruit or even a drink umbrella.
    • Potty Training Tip : Before you start potty training, make a chart and record what you find in your baby's diaper every hour.  Do it every day for about two weeks.  This will help determine your baby's "going" pattern and will help make potty training a bit easier.
    Remember, most of the tips I get from Parents magazine.  They have a section called It Worked for Me and in it they list a few tips in every issue.  I also post some other tips I find helpful from other mom's or other articles I read.
    As always, feel free to share any tips of your own by leaving a comment.  Us mom's can help each other out.  Every tip is helpful!!


    Tuesday, June 8, 2010

    Buy 1 Get 1 Tall Caffe Latte - Barnes and Noble

    Barnes and Noble has a coupon for Membership Card Holders for a Complimentary Tall Caffe Latte with Purchase of Another (max. value $3.20).  The coupon expires July 25th 2010.  The coupon can be printed multiple times.  Go HERE and print your coupon TODAY!! 

    Thank you Southern Savers for this post!

    Have a good evening!! 

    A Story Before Bed Free eBook

    Go HERE and record a FREE book "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" (valued at $9.99) at A Story Before Bed.  All you need is a camera and microphone on your computer so you can make a recording of you reading the story for your child.  Once it is recorded, you can preview it before saving it.  After you save it, you can access it anytime.  If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod you can access it there too after you download their free app.   
    Thanks goes to Feebies 4 Mom.

    Parents Tip from Parents Magazine

    I was reading my email and saw this post.  5 Steps to Starting Solids

    My baby is a toddler now so he eats the same stuff, more or less, that my husband and I eat.  I wanted to pass this along because I know a lot of new moms who have little ones soon to be starting solids.

    I love Parents magazine.  They always have so many helpful tips and advice. 


    Freebies in my Mailbox - May 31st to June 5th

    This week we only had 5 days of mail due to the Celebration of Memorial Day.  Here are the free samples and coupons I received in the mail this week.
    • Monday : MEMORIAL DAY
    • Tuesday :  Coupons
    • Wednesday : Coupons
    • Thursday : Dove Hair Shampoo and Conditioner - from Walmart
    • Friday : Nature Made Vitamin D and coupon - from Nature Made 
    • Saturday : Old Spice Body Wash - from Walmart; Kodak Gallery Photo Magnet; Sun Maid Raisins Recipe books.

    Stay tuned to see what else I got next week.

    Friday, June 4, 2010

    Bigges Loser winner -Mike Ventrella

    I just had to share.  I believe what this man did was amazing!!

    He started at 526 lbs.

    He lost 264 lbs!!! 

    My favorite was Sam from the Gray team, but I did love Mike and was happy to see him get healthy and in the end win it all.

    My understanding is that they are now filming Season 10 which will air this September.  So if you LOVE the Biggest Loser like we do, stay tuned!  Jillian and Bob are amazing at what they do.  

    Congrats Mike!!!!!!

    Parent Tips of the Day - June 3rd

    Here are three tips for this week.
    • Eliminate Twin Fighting : On a calendar, designate dates for each twin.  On their day, they get to make decisions like which movie to watch or game to play or book to read, etc.  This will help ease the fighting among siblings.  I am sure it will also work for non twin siblings.
    • Photo Grocery List : I thought this one is fun when I read it the first time.  Use photo clip art to make your child their own grocery shopping list.  It will teach them plus it will make them feel like they are helping out. 
    • Recycle Restaurant Kid's Drink Cups : Use them to hold snacks in the car.  The cups fit nicely in car cup holders.
    Stay tunes for more exciting tips and feel free to share other tips in the comments section.

    Freebies in my Mailbox - May 24th to 29th

    Here are our freebies for last week
    • Monday : Rita Monti Free can of coffee - thru Facebook
    • Tuesday : Stouffer's Pot Holder - thru their Dinner Club; a Rebate check; Pull Ups Coupons
    • Wednesday : Eucerin 3 samples and coupons - directly from them.  I had sent them an email to let them know I enjoyed the free sample I got thru Walmart and in return they sent me more free samples and some high value coupons!!  Woohoo!!
    • Thursday : Nothing
    • Friday : Dove deodorant - from Walmart; Reusable Tote from Earthbound Farms Organic Products
    • Saturday : Pampers Coupons; Sally Beauty Supply Coupon; P&G $100 in coupons from a Mail in Rebate I submitted.
    Stay Tuned for more Free Samples!!
    Enjoy the Savings!!

    Sorry for the abscence - Meet Our Kitties

    I know it has been probably over a week since the last post.  We are officially in Summer Time here in FL which means bad thunderstorms on a daily basis.  The area where we live gets hit really bad with lightning so we don't use our electronics when that happens.  Needless to say, to add to the mix we had visitors for Memorial Day weekend and my son is now sick with a cold and croup.  Yikes!  To make it worse, I am now starting to feel a sore throat so more than likely I caught it too and my husband said he feels the same as I do. 
    On the brighter side, at least our cats are healthy!!  The photo above shows all our kitties. 
    • Top Left: Andromeda - black and white tuxedo
    • Bottom Left: Ariel - brown tabby
    • Top Right: Melody - orange tabby
    • Bottom Right: Sebastian - black and white tuxedo, our only male
    Stay tuned cause I will be updating the blog soon with my Savings for the week and Freebies for the week.  I got some good Free Samples in the mail last week!! 

    Thanks for reading!!