Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Giveaways Ending Soon!

Finding My Life In Faith is doing a Glee Gum review and giveaway and tonight is the last day to sign up.  So hurry while you still can!

Another giveaway is by a company called Boon. They have neat kids stuff like faucet covers, bath toys, potty's etc.  Check them out at Finding My Life In Faith.


Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas 2010

Christmas has come and gone again so fast this year.  I can't believe that it's almost 2011!  Anyways .......... I'd like to share some memory's from Christmas.  It was a great couple of days and wonderful to have the kids and my husband home a little more.

This was Owen's favorite gift, he played with it all morning and didn't even care to open any other gifts. A friend of mine gave me this tool bench, and I saved it for Christmas.  It was in such good condition!

Emily's favorite gifts were her pillow pet and DSi.  She didn't put her DSi down for several days and slept with it at her bedside.  Lol

Cousins! ( Lucas, Emily, Justine and Owen)  My sister's two kids Lucas and Justine, and mine.  We didn't even set this picture up, perfect picture time.

Thanks for letting me share some of our holiday memory's and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Giveaways Gallore

Follow the links to some great giveaways at Finding My Life In Faith:

Monday, December 13, 2010


     It's been a long time since my last post. There has been so much going on in my life, both good and sad.  I now feel like maybe I can start to get things back together and spend more time with the family.
     I'm so glad I started getting ready for christmas back in November because it is coming so fast.  It's hard to believe that it is the middle of December already.  This week is set aside to  making some yummy christmas cookies with the kids.  I have also been getting some homemade christmas presents made.  My friend made a really cute wreath from christmas bulbs and she bought all the supplies from the dollar store! I decided to copy her idea and make a couple as well, one for my daughter's teacher and one for my mother in law.  I really like how they turned out.
     We have received the first real snow fall of the winter and it was a good one.  I always say, if it has to be cold then I want snow as well.  I do like to play in that white stuff!  I also really like the feeling of being "snowed in", unable to get out the driveway because of so much snow.  Everything looks so fresh and clean when it snows.
     So I will share some pictures with you of the snow and homemade wreaths.  Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stoppin by

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Lots of Great Giveaways!!

Shelley at Finding My Life In Faith is doing a Christmas Extravaganza and here are her giveaways.  Check them out.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010


The Target Black Friday ad has been leaked.  Check it out by following the link here:  Target Black Friday Ad

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Gospel Garments Giveaway!

Shelley at Finding My Life In Faith is doing a giveaway with this great company.  Check out there site by stopping by Shelley's blog and you can enter to win.

Dinosaurs (Toddler)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Great Kroger Deals Nov 2.

Thanks to my BFF, I found some great deals at Kroger tonight.  My total came to $28.00 before coupons. Paid $3.20 out of pocket!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trunk or Treat 2010

Owen my cute little dinosaur.

This is Emily my adorable black cat.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More Giveaways!

Shelley at Finding my life in faith has a lot of giveaways going on right now because she hit 500 followers!!  Woooo Hooooo!!!  Way to go Shelley.

One of the giveaways is for Mabel's Label's.

The other giveaway I like is for Snapware.

So stop by her blog and enter her giveaways.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

So Thanksgiving is Monday Oct. 11th in Canada and we are currently in Orangeville Ontario at my cousins house.  We are heading to Kitchener on Sunday for the long awaited big turkey dinner!  Come to find out we are not having the turkey, mashed potatoes and all the fixin's but instead Nigerian turkey curry over rice (with pineapple, oranges, grated carrots and nuts).  Yuck, this doesn't sound like food I want to be thankful for!!  So we have a backup plan,  we are having someone bring left over turkey and fresh bread for some good turkey sandwiches.  On a serious note, I am very thankful that we can all be together for this holiday.  To all my Canadian friends and family, have a happy thanksgiving.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Charm Factory Giveaway!

I would absolutely love to win something from Charm Factory.  Everything is sooo cute, and I think my daughter would just love one on the bracelets.  Shelley from Finding my life In Faith is doing a review and giveaway, so stop by her blog and enter to win!  Check it out below.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Great New Giveaways!

Here are 3 great new giveaways over at my friend Shelley's blog, Finding My Life In Faith.  Please stop by her blog and check it out.  The 3 giveaways are Journal Buddies, God's Words From A to Z and Crazy Dog T-shirt.



This is a picture of Shelley's husband wearing the shirt from Crazy Dog.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

I Received an Award!


How great is this, an award for my blog!

Thank you to Shelley at Finding My Life In Faith for this award!

Here are the rules for accepting the award:

1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the   award and his or her blog link.

2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have newly discovered.

3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they've been chosen.

So, here are 15 more great bloggers I just found, check them out :

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Awesome Christmas Shopping

So I walk into Meijer tonight looking for floral tape to help my climbing roses climb and chlorine for my pool,........ and look what I found!!!!!  I found two isles of clearance toys at Meijer.  I spent $69.96 grand total and saved $70.00.  I'm so excited can you tell?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Rock & Learn Giveaway

Kelly at A little bit of this and a little bit of that... is doing a giveaway with Rock N Learn.  I have heard these are great DVD's for kids and would love to win one!  You could too if you join the great giveaway.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

It's time for Socail Parade Follow on Friday!  Join me and others as we join other blogs and gain new followers.  Stop by Smart and Trendy Moms!

Smart and Trendy Moms

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Trailing me Tuesdays!

Familylicious Reviews

Another Great Giveaway!

My friend Shelley at Finding My Life In Faith is hosting her very first giveaway.  The giveaway is with a company called Tommee Tippee and they make baby and toddler drinking and eating items.  She reviewed a great sippee cup.  So all you bloggers with young children stop by and check her blog out and sign up for her giveaway.  It's free and you could win a great product!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fun In The Sun

"Look mom, I'm so strong!"

Emily thought it would be fun to use her brother Owen's play slide at the pool. 
"Hey look, now we have a water slide."

Emily enjoying the pool on a hot hummid Friday.  It's so bright outside!

 Owen's not pictured, he's enjoying a restful nap at this time in the cool house.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Social Parade Friday!

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

DayBook Entry 8-8-10

Outside my window...freshly cut grass, calm pool water and sun setting behind the trees

I am thinking...about Nana who is sick, and dreaming of my new kitchen

I am thankful for...my family

From the kitchen...a bag of BBQ Chex Mix

I am wearing...blue shorts and tank pjs

I am creating...lists of stuff to get done this week

I am going...to take another handful of chex mix and eat it, mmmmmm.

I am reading...other blogs, and coupon deals

I am hoping...Nana's liver biopsy results aren't as bad as they could be.

I am hearing...the hum of the air conditioner, fish tank filter pouring water into a tank that needs to be filled.

Around the house...kids toys, sleeping family

One of my favorite things...going couponing with my favorite CB, spending time with my family up north in Canada

A few plans for the rest of the week: swim in pool lots, tidy house, finish laundry, couponing and getting ready to go away

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Social Parade Friday!

Link up and meet new bloggers and gain new followers.

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RiteAid Deal!

I believe this may be the best deal yet.  Before coupons, rebate & UP rewards total cost $24.70, that's savings of $22.31.I bought everything in the piture below for $2.39.  What a great shopping trip!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Couponizer

This is for all you coupon junkies like me.  I would love to have this, as my current book is starting to look "well used".  Go to the Couponizer  giveaway on Danielle's blog to enter.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway!

Take a Look At This.......

Go to Halle's blog, and enter to win.  Hurry, giveaway ends Aug. 6th.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Jewelery Review & Giveaway

Another great giveaway from JustGano. So many pieces to choose from and something for everyone.  I entered to win a beautiful piece of jewelery an you could too.  Stop by Danielle's blog at yelliepooh.blogspot.com and enter to win.  Hurry up and check it out!

Rock N Learn DVD Giveaway!

These are great DVD's for kids, and it makes it fun to learn.  Kelly is doing a review and giveaway and you could choose which one you would like if you win.  Check out her blog at http://michiganmommyx4.blogspot.com/2010/07/review-giveaway-rock-n-learn.html

Plow and Hearth Giveaway!

Here is another great giveaway from Danielle's blog. This one is a really nice rug. Check out Plow and Hearth's website they have awesome stuff. Enter the giveaway here

Monday, July 5, 2010

A Little About Me.......

This was copied from LeeAnn's blog

What Color are your socks?
No socks, bare feet

What are you listening to right now?
Air conditioner humming, because it's sooooo hot out today. T.V. in the background and my iphone dinging when I get msg's.

What is the last thing you ate?
chips, dip and diet coke

Can you drive a stick?
Not real well, but if that was the only vehicle left in the drive way and I had to go couponing then for sure I could drive it!! lol

The last person you talked to on the phone?
My friend Shelley H about Rite Aid Up Rewards.

How old are you today?
I am 32 yrs old

What is your favorite sport to watch on tv?
Don't really watch sports, but I do like watching skating.

What is your favorite drink?
I have one diet coke every evening before bed. I try to limit myself but sometimes it just hits the spot!

Have you ever dyed your hair?

Favorite food?
Pizza, I love it! I could eat it several times a week until my belly aches. I know it sounds bad but it's just soooo good.

What is the last movie you watched?
Honestly I can't remember, we don't watch alot of movies. I also don't have a good memory when it comes to these things.

Favorite day of the year?

How do you vent anger?
I yell ( I say I just talk loudly).

What was your favorite toy as a child?
My cabbage patch baby doll.

Favorite season?
Spring when everything starts coming back to life.

Cherries or blueberries?
Cherries for sure.

Living situation?
I like where I live in the country. Quiet, lots of room and nature out the back door.

When is the last time you cried?
This weekend, I laughed so hard I cried.

What is on the floor of your closet right now?
shoes, boots, sewing box and sewing machine, bin of summer clothes I haven't put away yet.

What are you most afraid of?
My husband and/or children being in an accident.

Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers?
Cheese, pickles, onions, mustard and ketchup for sure!! Ketchup is good on almost anything. lol

Favorite dog breed?
I like big dogs and think that Labs are so cute.

Favorite day of the week?
Friday, because it is the end of the work week.

How many states have you lived in?
one, but I have lived in two countries.

Diamonds or pearls?
Diamonds, only if they are set elegantly. But nothing to big and ugly.

What is your favorite flower?
Lilacs, they are nice and soooo very fragrant.

Did you get the H1N1 vaccine?
Yes, I'm a nurse and work with the public.

Well, I wrote all about my silly self! If you write about your silly self, please tell me!

Friday, July 2, 2010

My week of Bargains!

These items were purchased from 4 different stores in town. My total spent on all items shown in picture is $58.75. Here is the break down paid Out Of Pocket:
CVS- Aveeno shampoo & conditioner x4 =$5.28
- Pantene shampoo x3, M&M's x4 pks, green bag tag x1 =$1.02

Target- Shout spray x2,Dove body wash x2,Olay body wash x1,Eggo's x2, Edge
shaving gel x4, Mars caramel bars x6, Rimmel mascara x1, Johnson's baby wash x1 =$14.95

Walmart- Schick 12ct razors x2, Nivea body wash x2, Worchestershire sauce x1=$5.08

Meijer- Jello x2, Ortega blk beans x4, Mustard x2, Onion soup mix x4, Pasta in box x4, Heluva dip x1, Garlic bread x2, Kraft cheese slices x4, Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios & Cinnamon Toast Crunch x5, Hot dogs x4,Sour cream x1, Hot dog buns x3, Popcorn x4, Eckridge sausage x2, Tropicana OJ x1, Old Orchard juice x4, Nutrigrain bars x4 box's Deans Dip x2 =$37.50

WOW what a shopping trip!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Multimedia message

Some pictures of the flowers in my gardens.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Couponing with the Kids

Owen looking so cute wearing his sister's sunglasses. Emily posing for another picture. These were taken after our coupon outing, it's great to see no was crying!

Target Couponing! Eggo's- $0.75 Clean & Clear - $1.00 x2 Shout- $0.43

Friday, June 11, 2010

FREE Pampers Wipes!

Walmart has pampers wipes for $1.97 and there was a coupon in the newspaper last Sunday for $2 off. So go on over to walmart and pick up some FREE wipes!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Great Deals!!

I spent this evening with a great friend couponing, and it was a blast. I got all this stuff for $43.63 and saved $88.95. I was so excited to return home to show my husband my great finds, but men just don't understand the excitement in a good deal!