Friday, December 31, 2010

Amazon Luvs Diaper Deal

Check out this awesome Amazon Diaper Deal! For Size 1 diapers it comes out to be about $.10 a diaper with Free 2 Day Shopping! (price increases with size ... I bought Size 4 at .14 cents a diaper. Great deal for me considering I usually buy Huggies at Costco for .19 a diaper!)

Become an Amazon Mom Member and you can get 30 percent off Luvs Premium Stretch Diapers with Ultra Leakguards with the Subscribe and Save option. If you aren't a Amazon Mom Member, sign up, it is free!

By being an Amazon Mom Member, you will also get FREE 2 Day Shipping for the first 3 months. And, by placing this order, you will get an extra month of Free 2 Day shipping on ANY Amazon order! (Thanks Freebies 2 Deals for the headsup!)
***You can cancel your Subscribe and Save Subscription at any time. Go to Your Account in Amazon and click on the "Manage Subscribe and Save Items". (If you don't cancel, you will continue to be sent these diapers in the future and will be charged. So don't forget to cancel!)

(Thanks to Freebies 2 Deals for this awesome deal!)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

50 percent off diapers!

Plum District has a fantastic deal today! You won't want to miss it. Plum District is a deal a day sight that I have used before and loved!

Here's the details:
  • $20 for $40 worth of Pampers diapers from
  • Free two-day delivery for orders over $49 and round-the-clock customer service to answer all of your questions
  • has all your baby needs all in one place
It gets even better if you are a new member, just sign up through this link and you will get $5 off of your first purchase. Easy peasy.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 Organic Pumpkin Deal! has a fantastic deal on Farmer's Market Foods Organic Canned Pumpkin, 15-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12) right now. A pack of 12 is on sale for $12.00 and you can get an additional 15 percent off with the Subscribe and Save program. That's less than $1 per can! Can't beat that! Thanks Amazon!

New Pampers Code!

Collecting Pampers Gifts to Grow Codes? Here's a new won courtesy of Freebies 2 Deals. Go to Pampers Gifts to Grow and enter in CONGRATS2NEWMOM to get 10 points!

Don't have a Gifts to Grow account? It's easy to sign up and start earning rewards!

Clean Out the Cupboards Challenge

While looking for new recipe ideas through, I stumbled upon the Clean Out Your Cupboards Challenge for January. Boy oh boy do I need this one! While my husband and I have attempted to live frugally this year, we ended up having some major expenses. Ie: totaled car and water damage throughout the basement. Unfortunately, during crisis times like these, we tend to head to the first restaurant we see when we get hungry. Bad news for the budget and bad news for the waist line - that is for sure!

So for the new year, we are back to the budget! The goal is $200 a month for a family of 4 for groceries and toiletries (excluding diapers). Here is what I hope to accomplish by cleaning out the pantry:

1. Eat out less by meal planning and using what I have.
2. Use up food before it goes bad
3. Have a more efficient kitchen
4. Need I add .... save money and live healthier!

Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday

Keeping it simple this week as we recover from Christmas and gear up for New Year's. I'm cleaning out the cupboards and trying a few new recipes! For more great recipes head on over to Menu Plan Monday with

Vintage Hamburger Goulash
Whole wheat pizza with toppings
Italian Sausage Potato Roast
Baked Spaghetti
New Years Eve Party
Sunday Family Dinner
Cheddar Broccoli Soup with chicken and Soft Garlic Breadsticks

Rice and Beans
PB & J

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal
Homemade Granola with yogurt

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

We're back to getting healthy this week! Lots of link ups to healthy recipes. Head on over to Org Junky's Menu Plan Monday for more great ideas!

Green Smoothie
Orange French Toast - healthy, easy, and yummy!
Power Gold Smoothie

Broccoli Salad
Butterfly Sandwiches
Chick-en Nugguts
Healthy Macaroni and Cheese (with a veggie puree!)
Soup and Grilled Cheese

Beef Stroganoff
Hamburger on Rice
Quinoa and Black Beans
Crock pot ham
Pizza Casserole

Cinnamon Vanilla Baked Apples
Holiday Pretzel Treats

Thursday, November 18, 2010

CSN Winner!

The lucky winner of the CSN $40 gift code is comment number 18!
Karen said... 18

What a great giveaway! Thanks so much, Karen.

lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

I'm sending you an email right now with your gift code in it! Happy Holiday shopping, Karen!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Deals to Meals

I've been following Deals to Meals for quite awhile! It is a fantastic and functional blog! They have great seasonal recipes that you can create from your food storage like Pumpkin French Toast and Apple Strudel Muffins. They offer a service where they base on a weekly menu plan on the deals and steals for the week. The gals do it all for you. How easy is that! So head on over to Deals to Meals and check out all the fun things they offer!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ebates - get cash back for holiday shopping!

Do you shop online? If so, be sure that you are earning money back! Last year I signed up with Ebates and it has been fun to see a check come back to me in the mail every few months for shopping that I was going to do anyway!

Ebates is linked to hundreds of stores. Here are a few of their current cash back rates:

Barnes and Noble 8%
Banana Republic 8%
Kohls 4%
Disney Store 7%
Children's Place 3%

And those are just a few! I only shop online when I am getting a great deal - free shipping, clearance section, diaper deals at Walgreens, Black Friday. Ebates makes the deal even sweeter! It's nice to be able to get Christmas presents delivered right to my door step without me having to leave the house. The cash back check that comes in the mail is just an added bonus.

So if you do any shopping online at all, sign up for Ebates! The way it works is simple as pie. You go to the Ebates site and register. Once you are registered, you access your shopping merchants through the Ebates site. It tracks how much you spend and sends you a check in the mail! I believe they send a check for every $5 you earn. It is nice! Head on over to Ebates today!

Free Sampling Party at Coldstone today!

Cake Batter ice cream layers - yum!

Free cake anyone? Coldstone Creamery is the place for you today! Be sure to be there between 5 pm and 8pm on today, November 16th so you can sample their Eight Layer Cake.

If you are in Orem/Provo head on over to the University Mall. Checkout Coldstone online for more locations near you!

And while you are over at their site, be sure to sign up for a free creation on your birthday!

Free Sample of Mist8 Cleaner

Hooray for freebies! Today you can get a free sample of Mist8 - an all-purpose cleaning spray. Arrives in about 6 weeks. Get your home nice and clean for the holidays!

Thanks Freebies 2 Deals!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Eversave and holiday shopping!

Have you heard of Eversave? They feature 50%-90% off on restaurants, spas, local activities and online deals. It's free to get their email and this week I've found lots of great deals!

Lately I have bought ...

$12 for $24 worth of Travel Kiddy activity kits to keep my toddlers occupied during car trips next summer as well as stocking stuffers! They have Melissa and Doug products as well!

$12 for $35 worth of children's organic products from Wild Dill. Again, so hard to find organic toys at a discount! Perfect for Christmas

And last but not least $6 for $18 worth of nuts, dried fruit and yummy granola from the Nutty Guys.

Click this link to sign up for Eversave's daily deals email! You won't regret it and you get $5 credit just for signing up!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Save money with Groupon!

I love getting a good deal. A few years ago, I could use the IHOP coupons that came in the mail and a few restaurant coupons from the Entertainment book, but there weren't many restaurant deals I could get excited about.

This year it seems as if the Internet has exploded with deal a day web sites that are full of fantastic restaurant, entertainment, and online shopping deals. Best part - they are to YUMMY places that we already love to go to. We're talking Jason's Deli - delicious organic food. Pizza Pie Cafe - anyone remember Craigo's in Rexburg - yep same yummy recipes improved! Blue Lemon - more local gourmet food that is to die for! The list goes on and on.

Here is one of the sites that I have been using a lot! Stay tuned for more great sites ...

Groupon: Recently I've gotten $50 for $25 at Gap, $100 for $35 at Picaboo (book publishing) and $50 for $25 at Hapari - hello new swimsuit for 2011! It's super easy. Sign up for their daily deals via email, Twitter, or Facebook. Snag the deal and enjoy! They have deals a day for cities all over the United States. So head on over and check it out at Groupon.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

CSN Giveaway

Stressed about holiday shopping? Let me and make it just a little easier for you. Seriously, have you been to With its affiliate web-sites, can be a one stop shop for you. The best part is - it's delivered right to your front door! No need to fight the crowds at Black Friday sales.

So here is the dish. I am giving away a $40 gift code to Get your shopping lists ready! I just purchased this fun slide for my kids.

It's price is normally $89.99, but it is on sale for $41.00. What a deal! My kids are going to love it. So whether you are looking for toys for the kids, fitness equipment for dad, or something special to spoil yourself with this holiday season, be sure to check out!

Here are the rules ... I am keeping it simple

Just leave your name and make sure that I have a way to contact you!

Contest ends Wednesday November 17th at midnight. I will post a winner the next day!

*must be a United States resident.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

CSN Giveaway Preview!

As an online shopper I love and its many affiliates. One site gives you access to thousands of great quality products from kitchen bar stools to children's toys to fitness equipment! That is why I am happy to announce that I will be going away a $40 gift certificate to next Monday. Believe me, this would be perfect for Christmas shopping! So stay tuned!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

I am keeping it simple this week since Thanksgiving is coming up, but I do have some yummy links! The Baked Apples are so good! My toddlers love them! Join the link up over at for more yummy recipes!

Baked Apples
Cheese sticks

Oatmeal and fruit
Pumpkin French Toast
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Grilled Cheese

Easy Slow Cook Pot Roast

Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken with Garlic Sauteed Green Beans
Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas
Ground Beef Curry
Mexican Chicken Pasta Skillet
Oven Fried Chicken Chimichangas

To Try:
Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

I'm back! After a crazy 7 week hiatus I am back and ready to post. You name it - it probably happened in our corner of the woods. I am looking forward to reassembling some sort of normalcy for my little family - starting with a meal plan!


Multigrain Waffles with Apple Butter
Banana Taco (Trainer Momma)
Toast and Fruit
Granola and Fruit




Taco Salad Bar with Roasted Okra
Baked Potato Bar with broccoli
Slow Cooked Baked Potato Soup with Acorn Sqaush
Montreal Chicken Salad
Breakfast for Dinner at Mom's house - Cinnamon Rolls
Shepard's Pie and salad

For more delicious recipes head on over to and Menu Plan Monday

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Free Ear Plugs

Quick! Head on over to Hearos for a free pair of ear plugs. They are giving away 2,000 samples every day at 7 am MST. I just got mine in pretty in pink. Think how nice these will be on family getaways or girls weekends!

Thanks Freebies 2 Deals

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hot deal on shoes at JC Penney!

Today only (August 4, 2010), JCPenney is offering free standard shipping on all their shoes. Plus, use coupon code TEN2YOU to get $10 off any order of $10 or more at JCPenney.

Stack these two deals together, and you have one super sweet deal on shoes! Your total has to be over $10 in order to use the coupon. I bought the pair of shoes pictured above for my little guy for $1.06! Can't beat that.

Shop through Ebates to get 6% cashback on your order plus a $5 bonus if you’re a new sign-up.

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

CSN Winner! picked the lucky winner for today: #42!

CC said... 42

I'd love to get the Cuisinart ice cream maker

speechforme at gmail dot com

I just sent you an email. Please respond soon so I can get you your prize!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Giveaway Time! $40 gift certificate to stores!

Today is the day!

Just to review ....

I love shopping online so when CSN contacted me to do a giveaway for a $40 gift card for their products, I happily obliged. For the next hour .... okay several hours ... I was blown away by the literally thousands of quality products that CSN and their affiliate sites offer online. Like did you know that you could buy a gorgeous bathroom vanity online and that many can be shipped free to your home? Very nice! I loved this classic vanity:

After browsing through the beautiful vanities and checking out some adorable children's furniture, I meandered to more practical sites to pick out a product to review for CSN. I finally settled on this little beauty: The Black and Decker Citrus Mate Plus. We're trying to eat healthier, more organically and I have been dying to try out making our own juices.

They are shipping it to me now. Can't wait to receive it and review it over on my other blog:!

So let's get to the good stuff .... has given me a $40 gift certificate for one of my lucky readers. With over 200+ CSN stores including children's items, home decor, cookware, etc. - you're going to want to win this giveaway! Whether you need new Tupperware, Melissa and Doug puzzles, gardening equipment - they have so, so many things to chose from!

Here is how you can win. First and only rule is that you be a resident of the United States or Canada.

1. Leave a comment! That simple. I just need to know how to contact you.

For extra entries you can:
1. Go to or one of their many affiliate sites and let me know what you might want to spend $40 buckaroos on!
2. Follow my blog
3. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link

Pretty simple and easy four ways to enter! The giveaway ends July 24th at midnight MST. I'll email the winner and they'll have 24 hours to respond.

Menu Plan Monday

Last week we tried out a Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf and it was so yummy! We used sweet bbq sauce instead of the hot sauce and it turned out perfect. Plus a little bit healthier than your traditional meatloaf! Head on over to for more great Menu Plans!

Menu Plan Monday
Breakfast: Oatmeal and Grapes
Lunch: Baked Potato and Mac'N'Cheese for the kids
Dinner: Southwestern Black Bean Pasta , Paula Dean Peach Cobbler

Homemade Graham Crackers

Breakfast: Single Lady Pancake and pineapple
Lunch: Quinoa Taco Salad
Dinner: Chicken on the Grill, Basil Tomato Mozzarella Salad

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Banana French Toast
Lunch: Egg Sandwiches with Peas and Watermelon
Dinner: Crock Pot Chili Pork Chops Cauliflower Lettuce Salad

Breakfast: Spinach and Egg Omelets
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Crockpot BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Homemade Buns, Corn on the Cob Applesauce Cake,

Breakfast: Berry Baked Oatmeal
Lunch: Fruit Salad and Grilled Cheese
Dinner: Wedding Reception

Breakfast: Pancakes, Eggs, and Fruit
Lunch: Chuck o Rama with Family
Dinner: Rice Stir Fry

To try:
Home made Cream of Mushroom Soup
Carolina BBQ Pork

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

CSN $40 Gift Card Preview

I love shopping online so when CSN contacted me to do a giveaway for a $40 gift card for their products, I happily obliged. For the next hour .... okay several hours ... I was blown away by the literally thousands of quality products that CSN and their affiliate sites offer online. Like did you know that you could buy a gorgeous bathroom vanity online and that many can be shipped free to your home? Very nice! I loved this classic vanity:

Check back soon for an opportunity to win a $40 gift card! With over 200+ CSN stores including children's items, home decor, cookware, etc. - you're going to want to win this giveaway!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ziploc Back-to-School Gift Pack - FREE!

Hurry over to Right at Home!

The first 10,000* eligible registrants will receive a Ziploc® Back-to-School Gift Pack that includes:
  • Ziploc® Brand Sandwich Bags,
  • Ziploc® Brand Containers with the Smart Snap™ Seal and
  • Ziploc® Brand Storage Bags with the Smart Zip™ Seal.

Gift packs will be mailed by October 15, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Giveaway - Subway Gift Card

If you haven't been over to the new Wholesome Mommy, you need to check it out! I first found this lady's blog when it was the Centsible Swayer. She has now switched over to a healthy living blog - which is perfect for me because we are trying to eat more healthy and organic!

Anyway, right now she is doing a fun giveaway through Subway for 1 of 3 $25 Subway gift cards. We love Subway at our house as a healthier health food option! Check it out here.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Diaper Deal at Walgreens!

Click on over to Walgreens! They are having a fantastic deal on baby diapers!

If you have an Ebates account, you'll want to access Walgreen's site through their home page. If you don't have an account - you can sign up here: With Ebates you'll get 4 percent cash back off of your purchase. Every little bit counts!

You MUST follow these steps to get this deal to work:
  • Head to Walgreens online.
  • Scroll do the bottom of the Walgreens Home Page. You will see "Sweepstakes and Promotions" at the very bottom of the page. Click on that.
  • Then, scroll down the promotions page until you see the "Spend $25 Online and get a $10 Credit Picture." Click on that.
  • Click on the red "Shop Now" button to get started and have your credit work.
You will get a $10 Credit to your Walgreens account when you spend $25. Plus, we can use the $10 off $30 Credit I mentioned earlier!
  • Then, purchase 5 Packs of Walgreens Diapers to bring you over $30. They should be $6.99 each.
  • Your total will be $34.95.
  • Use the promo code SUNNYDEAL to get $10 off.
You will end up paying $24.95. BUT, you will get a $10 credit to use in the future because you went through the steps above!

With the $10 credit included, you end up paying only $2.99 per pack! For a pack of 36 diapers, that is only $.08 each!

The code expires June 25th at midnight.
(Thanks Freebies 2 Deals!)

City Deals Date Night

I decided that my husband and I needed to try something new for our date nights ... and maybe even actually take a date night. Typically we get stuck in the dinner and a movie rut. Father's Day provided the perfect opportunity to surprise him. I arranged for a babysitter from 3:30-8:30 pm (a big things for me. I hate leaving my little people more than a few hours).

A few weeks before, I saw a great deal on City Deals. They had discounted gift certificates to Clas Ropes Course. Plus when you spent $50 you got a free $20 gift certificate to great harvest - which we love!

I also added in two discounted days passes to Seven Peaks. Fun in the sun for us this summer!

Here is the breakdown

2 15.00 Seven Peaks Passes
1 22.00 Clas Ropes Gift Card
.99 shipping =

Here it was actually worth

2 23.37 Seven Peaks Passes
1 25.00 Clas Ropes Gift Card
1 20.00 Great Harvest Gift Card

That's almost $40 in savings! And I didn't even pick out the best deals! Bring on the date night!

Fast forward to last Saturday, Clas Ropes Course in Provo had a Father's Day special complete with three hours on the course, a BBQ with smores, and an optional canoe ride down the Provo River. I sprung for it all. Keep in mind - I had just run my first 5K earlier that day. I must have been feeling adventurous!

We arrived just a teensy bit late and they put us in a group with another couple and a Dad with his two preteen kids. The first few activities were typical leadership/bonding/problem solving activities. You know, the one where you both have a rope tied around your wrists and you have to figure out how to get untangled from each other without taking them off? I swear I have done it a dozen times at Girls Camp, but we still couldn't figure it out. No worries, it was much more fun doing it with my husband!

For the next activity, we had to swing from one platform to the next. All of us. Without touching the ground. But first we had to figure out how to get the rope over to us. Johnny saved the day by sacrificing his shoes and using the laces/shoes to lasso the rope over to us. We made it all over to the other platform .... eventually and with a few bruises :).

Next, we had to figure out how to get our team members across a series of boards and stumps without touching the ground. It involved moving the boards around and was quite tricky!

My hubby is on the far right helping the little boy to safety.

And then came our favorite part! The part I was worried we would never get to because it took us so long to finish the bonding activities.

First we took a ride on this giant swing. You held on to a rope and your team mates hoisted you to the top. The hardest part was holding on until the very top. It was such a rush when you let go.

Next we went rock climbing. I am still attempting to figure out how people balance their feet on the itty bitty rocks.

And here we are are sitting and waiting for our turn to go down the zip line. Lucky for us, you get to climb to the top of the zip line pole. I saw lots of kiddos doing it and even a cute Grandma named Earlene doing it. It took Earlene awhile to get up there, but I figured if she could do it, so could I. So I scaled a wooden pole balancing my self on these much too small metal staples. But it was worth it because the zipline was lots of fun!

To conclude the evening, we canoed down the Provo River to Utah Lake. BEAUTIFUL! It was so relaxing and our arms definitely got a work out!

My honey on the dock.

All in all - a fantastic evening. What did I learn?
1. My kiddos will survive for an evening without me.
2. It's good to try new things and step out of your comfort zone.
3. Anything is fun with my Johnny.
4. My body can do hard things.
5. It's worth it to plan date nights.
6. City Deals = Cheap Date Nights.
7. Trying new things doesn't have to be expensive!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Giveaway Time!

I love entering giveaways! This week I am entering:

The Loca Loba is spreading the word about Biggest Loser's Pound for Pound Challenge. You can enter to win a $30 Kroger gift card. Love me some free groceries and a good cause!

Menu Plan Monday

1. Chicken and Rice with Leftover Coldstone Cake
I am posting late to Menu Plan Monday, so we already had this for dinner last night. Can we say, yum! The sauce you use is very similar to homemade macaroni and cheese sauce. It just goes over chicken and rice instead. We added green peas to the onions and celery. My 11 month old inhaled it and my husband enjoyed it, too!

2. Tomato Melt with Healthy Hamburger Stew and Potato Fries
3. Cowboy Spaghetti and Veggies
4. Chili (minus the beer, of course)
5. Balsamic Chicken and Veggies
6. Secret Shop Eat Out
7. Sunday night potluck with family

1. Leftover Chicken and Rice
2. Turkey Sandwiches
3. Picnic at the lake with family
4. Secret Shop Eat Out
5. Tomato Toast and Veggies
6. Leftovers
7. Spaghetti and Veggies

1. Crepes
2. Oatmeal
3. Omelets
4. Egg Sandwiches and Fruit
5. Waffles

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Free Sample of Bullseye BBQ sauce

Need something for the BBQ? Kraft is giving out 2 Free Samples of their Bullseye BBQ Sauce. The freebies should arrive in 4 weeks - in time for those summer BBQs!

You can bet this sample will be popular so request your's soon!

Also, in the right hand corner of the website, there is a small link for a $1.00 off! Be sure to print that for extra saving!

(Thanks Freebies 2 Deals)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pampers Gifts to Grow Points

Are you a member of Pampers Gifts to Grow? If not, you should be! Why not earn points while you are buying things you already need. You earn points by entering codes from Pampers products you have purchased. They also often post point codes online!

For example, here are 40 more points you can add to your Pampers Gifts to Grow Account. Just use code 25GTGSUMMER2010 and 15GTGSUMMERFUN.

If you don't have a Pampers Gifts to Grow Account, you can sign up for free!

Right now, I am saving up for a Melissa and Doug sounds puzzle or a free book from Shutterfly!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

1. Coconut Curry Chicken Cous Cous
2. Roasted Tomato Soup with Saute Spring Beans and Fat Free Apple Cake
3. Beef Stroganoff

1. Bran Muffins, Scrambled Eggs, and Fruit
2. Tomato Slices on Toast
3. Oatmeal
4. Scrambled Egg Whites with Home Fries
5. Triple Berry Banana Smoothie
6. Scrambled Egg Burritos

1. Spaghetti and veggies
2. Grilled Cheese and Soup
3. Chicken and Potato leftovers
4. Chicken Salad

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I'm always up for a giveaway!

Check out this one by Jolly Mom courtesy of Hungry Jack.

You can win:
· Hungry Jack Syrup with new cap (in Regular and Lite flavors)
· Coupons good for 20 bottles of Hungry Jack Syrup with new cap
· Hungry Jack Wheat Blends Pancake Mix
· Hungry Jack Original Pancake Mix
· Smucker’s Strawberry Jam
· Smucker’s Apple Butter
· Jif Peanut Butter
· Pancake molds
· Spatula
· Santa Cruz orange-mango juice

Sounds like a way yummy breakfast to me!

Jolly Mom has another fun giveaway with the P&G Store where 10 people will win a $20 credit to the store!

Jolly Mom is also giving away a $300 price pack from Nautica as well.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Back from vacation and loving my big basket of vegetables and fruits from Bountiful Baskets. Lots of new recipes this week and some old familiar favorites as well. Enjoy!

1. Egg on Toast with yogurt and blackberries
2. Tomato Slices on Toast
3. Oatmeal
4. Scrambled Egg Whites with Home Fries
5. Triple Berry Banana Smoothie
6. Scrambled Egg Burritos

1. Leftovers
2. Couscous with vegetables

1. Maple Rosemary Chicken with Baby Bok Choy with Garlic and Rice
2. Stuffed Green Bell Pepper Soup with Rolls
3. Hamburgers with Corn on the Cob and Fluff Salad
4. Mini Skillet Meatloaves with Salad and Watermelon
5. Chicken with Paprika and Potatoes
6. Spaghetti and Quinoa Meatballs with Salad
7. Cream of Cilantro Soup

Hardboiled Eggs
Whole Wheat Waffle Slices

Friday, June 4, 2010

City Deals

Have you tried out City Deals yet? It has fantastic gift certificates available for discounted prices. The gift certificates are for fun places like Trafalga, Seven Peaks, Pirate Island, and also some yummy restaurants!

Right now is a great time to check City Deals out because they are offering an awesome promotion. Purchase $50 worth of Gift Certificates to ANYTHING on the City Deals site and get a FREE $20 Gift Card to Great Harvest! Use promo code GREATHARVEST at checkout!

The Great Harvest Gift Card can be used at any Utah location. We're talking yummy honey wheat bread an pumpkin bread for free! My mouth is already watering!

*There are a limited number of Free Gift Certificates they are giving out. So first come, first serve.

So here is the scenario that I did. I'm surprising my honey with a Father's Night out courtesy of CLAS Ropes Course. 3 hour ropes course, canoeing, and hot dogs - he is going to love it! Of course, I bought a gift certificate for CLAS Ropes and now it is even cheaper for us. Gotta love that!

I also added in two discounted days passes to Seven Peaks. Fun in the sun for us this summer!

Here is the breakdown

2 15.00 Seven Peaks Passes
1 22.00 Clas Ropes Gift Card
.99 shipping =

Here it was actually worth

2 23.37 Seven Peaks Passes
1 25.00 Clas Ropes Gift Card
1 20.00 Great Harvest Gift Card

That's almost $40 in savings! And I didn't even pick out the best deals!

Great Deals at Kohls!

Kohls is having a great Clearance sale right now! I was able to get some cute toddler and baby clothes for under $4 bucks as well as a new monitor.

Be sure to use the following code to get an extra 20% off the clerance

Extra 20% off your order (no Kohl's Charge required) TWENTYMAY - exp UNKNOWN

99¢ shipping per item. No code required.

Fisher-Price® Long-Distance Light-Up Monitor
original $37.99
now $15.19
*$13.14 shipped after codes

Also, don't forget to go through Ebates to get 2% cash back! If you haven't signed up for Ebates yet, you can sign up here.

Ebates is a great way to get cash back when you are already shopping online!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Kraft First Taste

If you have a Kraft First Taste Account, you will not want to miss out on these coupons! And if you don't have an account yet, you can sign up here.

Some members are getting high-value coupons and others are being mailed completely free product coupons! I was one of the lucky ones to get the Free Product Coupons so far.

So be sure to sign up or check your accounts. I've been able to try lots of yummy products for free through this program!

These are the available Free Product coupons:

KOOL-AID Fun Fizz Drink Drops (up to $2.49)
OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Shaved Meats (up to $4.50)
RITZ CRACKERFULS Filled Crackers (up to $3.49)
KRAFT HOMESTYLE DELUXE Macaroni & Cheese Dinner (up to $3.99)
DIGIORNO® Deep Dish Pizza (up to $3.30).

**The offer is only while supplies last. So redeem your offer asap!~

Grocery Deals

I'm going to start posting some of the grocery deals I find and want to use.

Wal-mart (thanks Freebies 2 Deals ... click on the link to see the rest of the deals she found!)

Herbal Essence Travel Size Shampoo $0.97
Use the $1.00 off Coupon from the 5-16-10 RP
Total cost FREE (No trial restriction!)

Kraft 100 Calorie Cheese Bites $2.16 (not in all stores yet)
Use the $1.00 off Coupon fromthe 5-16-10 SS
Total cost $1.16 for CHEESE!!

Glade Sense and Spray $4.00
Use the $4.00 Coupon from the 5-9-10 SS
Total cost FREE!

Clorox Toilet Wand $9.98
Use the $5.00 Coupon
Plus, submit for the $5.00 Rebate here
You pay $4.98, but get a $5.00 Rebate!
Total cost FREE!

Bic Pens $1.00
Use the $1.00 off Coupon
Total cost FREE!

Benadryl Itch Relief Sticks $2.28
Use the $5.00 off 2 Coupon from the 4-11-10 RP
Total cost 2 for FREE!

Boudreaux Butt Paste 2 oz $4.63
Use the $2.00 off Boudreaux Coupon from the 4-11-10 SS
Total cost $2.63

California Pizza Kitchen for 1 $2.00
Use the $1.00 off California Pizza Kitchen Coupon from the 5-2-10 SS (exp 6/30)
Total cost $1.00

Taco Bell Seasoning Packet $0.50
Use the $1.00 off 2 Taco Bell Seasoning Coupon
Total cost 2 for FREE!

Muir Glen Tomato Paste 6 oz $0.94
Use the $1.00 of Muir Glen Printable Coupon
Total cost FREE!

Muir Glen Stewed Tomatoes 14.5 oz $1.32
Use the $1.00 off Muir Glen Printable Coupon
Total cost $0.32

Cache Valley Cheese Slices 6 oz $1.94
Use the $.75 off Coupon from the 4-25-10 SS (exp 6/30)
Total cost $1.19 each! **Plus Free Movie Ticket, Hogle Zoo Ticket or Bees Ticket, when you purchase 4!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

BOGO Payless Shoes

Payless' BOGO came just in time for me and my little Diva. A fun summer wedge for me and new church shoes for her.

Head on over to Payless to check out the fun BOGO deals including sales items!
You can use this $5.00 off $25 Coupon in store too. Or, if you are shopping online, use code 34677. You can use both coupons until May 31st.

I shopped online and choose the free ship to store option. I'm all about grab and go! My total cost for both pairs of shoes was $21.63. To make it even better I shopped through and earned 2 swagbucks for each dollar spent. This means 42 swagbucks toward my next giftcard. Woohoo!

You can sign up for swagbucks at:

Or if you have Ebates you can get 3% cash back. You can sign up for Ebates here:

You'll even get $5 cash back on your first purchase!

$35 priceline credit!

Priceline is trying to get to 100,000 fans in one week. If they can do it, every single fan will get a $35 Bonus Cash Coupon to use on their future purchase at Priceline! If you are planning on going on a vacation sometime soon, this is a great credit to have.

(Thanks Good Deal Mama)

We use Priceline a lot for vacations. They are up to 8,000+ people right now so tell your friends!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

I am so glad that I had a menu plan last week! We had a lots of stress and work to do with buying a new car. Ordinarily I would be justifying take out, but since I had a menu plan, I was able to easily get to work and cook from home instead. Sometimes it was simple, sometimes it took some time - but I did it! We did eat out once, but it is a big improvement over last week! Here is this week's menu.

1. Cous Cous with Scallions (I'm going to add carrots and adzuki beans) and Apple Dumplings - yum!
2. Easy Creamy Mexican Skillet
3. Crockpot Ginger Chicken with Peanut Butter and Creme Brownie Torte or Teriyaki Chicken
4. Turkey Stroganoff
5. Steak seasoned chicken, Baby Baked Potatoes, and Green Beans
6. Parmesan Chicken with Pasta and Corn
7. Cheese and Onion Quesadillas and Deviled Eggs

Cous Cous

1. Homemade Bagels
2. Oatmeal
3. Scrambled Eggs

You can find more yummy recipes and menu plans here

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

This week's goal: NO EATING OUT! Our financial institution was just added to (A very helpful site by the way). It keeps track of your spending and graphs it out for you. I know we ate out more than we should, but seeing the numbers definitely provided me with motivation!

Bring on the yummy meals! And bless the kiddos to be good little helpers while I cook!

1. Steak seasoned Chicken, Salad, and Couscous with Scallions
2. Honey Lime Enchiladas, Green Cilantro Rice with Corn on the Cob
3. Thyme and Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts, and Carrots and Peach Cobbler
4. Easy Creamy Mexican Skillet
5. Crockpot Ginger Chicken and quinoa
6. Santa Fe Chicken Salad with Corn on the Cob
7. Stir Fry

Black Bean Dip with tortilla chips

Homemade Bagels
Whole Wheat Waffles

Grilled Cheese and Fruit
Cafe Rio Pork and Rice

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Free Full Size Suave

Can't pass up a FREE full-sized bottle of Suave Professionals! Hurry – supplies are limited to 100,000 samples. Visit the “Try Suave” tab on their Facebook page here.

The offer has been live for 45 minutes!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Old Spice | The Man Your Man Could Smell Like - get a free sample in the post below!

Wal-mart has free samples of Old Spice Body Wash for your man. We're old spice fans now by virtue of this commercial alone ;)

Free Deoderant!

I will be starting to post out freebies and other offers that I have tried and enjoyed!

One freebie company that is tried and true is Wal-mart. They always arrive in my mailbox within a month. Right now they are offering free samples of Dove Ultimate Beauty Care Deodorant and Secret Clinical Deodorant!

I've found the sample sizes are perfect for when you go on vacation!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Menu Plan Monday


1. Cream of Celery Soup with rolls and a Fruit Salad
2. Teriyaki Chicken with steamed veggies
3. Creamy Slow Cooker Potato Soup
4. Twice Baked Potato Casserole
5. Chicken Quesadillas

1. Grilled Cheese and Polka Dot Ribbons (Carrots and Peas)
2. Black Beans and Rice

1. Lehi Roller Mills Rasberry Muffins and Scrambled Eggs
2. Oatmeal

To Make:
English Muffins

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Glade Relaxing Moments Collection

I love Freebies! You can get a free Glade Relaxing Moments Gift Basket at this link

The NEW Glade® Relaxing Moments™ Collection fills your home with serenity so you can slow down and enjoy more peace of mind.

The gift basket contains:
• One Glade® Relaxing Moments™ Room Spray
• One Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil Warmer + Glade® Relaxing Moments™ Refill
• One Glade® Relaxing Moments™ Candle

Only the first 6,000 entrants will receive one so hurry one over!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday
Last week didn't go so well on following through. It just got too crazy! One recipe was a success, though. I loved Trainer Momma's Whole Wheat Waffles (link below). I made a batch and froze them for myself and the kiddos. They devoured them. So yummy! Especially with the peanut butter and blackberries.

My Tomato Swiss Chard Quiche looked better than it actually was. It was nice to experiment with Swiss Chard, but I wasn't in love with the taste.
Whole Wheat Waffles (from the freezer) with Peanut Butter and Blackberries
Oatmeal and Apples
Egg Sandwiches and Fruit
Egg wraps with ham and cheese


Chicken Quesadillas
White sauce on toast
Sunshine Slaw

1. Cream of Celery Soup with rolls and a Fruit Salad
2. Cajun Rice
3. Ham and Black Bean Wraps with Strawberry Jello, Whip Cream, and Strawberries
4. Soy sauce chicken with rice and vegetables
5. Cheesy Ham and Pasta Bake
6. Cheddar Chicken and Pasta Bake
7. Mother's Day Dinner planned by the men :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday

It is a fruit and veggies centered week! I get a beautiful basket overflowing from each week for only $15. When you add everything up it is easily worth $35. And the quality is yummy! I am also trying to lose some weight so there may be a fun meatless meals and healthy substitutions. For example, we love quinoa and it is so filling!

Whole Wheat Waffles with Peanut Butter and Blackberries
Oatmeal and Apples

Chicken Quesadillas

1. Swiss Chard and Tomato Fritatta
2. Cream of Celery Soup with a Green Salad and Blackberry Cobbler or
3. Ham Spinach and Cheddar Panini with cooked carrots and a salad
4. Quinoa Chard Pilaf and Montreal Seasoned Chicken
5. Cajun Rice Dish
6. Homemade Buns with Hamburgers and Golden Apple Potato Salad
7. Quinoa Spinach Bake

Ham and Apple Wraps with Dip
Peanut Butter Apple Dip

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Mini Meat Loaves, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots
Hamburgers with Homemade Buns
Cajun Rice



Monday, March 22, 2010

Casual Bloggers Giveaway!

I would love to go to the Casual Bloggers Conference. Definitely would love the inspiration!
I am entering a giveaway here for tickets through April Showers

Monday, March 15, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Last week we fell off the bandwagon a little bit. My husband was with his brothers in Las Vegas for the basketball tournament games so we kept it pretty simple at home. So this week I am ready for some new yummy recipes!

Parmesan Chicken
Broccoli Beef and Rice
Sweet and Sour Chicken


Apple Muffins
Gorilla Bread

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Check out this awesome Giveaway by Thrifty and Chic Mom.

The photography is beautiful! I would love one for my home :).

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Last week the Ham Cheddar Chowder was very delicious! We will definitely have that again. It's a good winter time recipe. The Crock Pot Italian Chicken was fast and moist, but I think that I will tweak it more to our liking next time. There are a few recipes that we didn't get to that I will be trying this week again. I will be filling in more as I find them!

1. Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese with Salad and Carrots
2. Asian Pork Tenderloin with Rice and Broccoli
3. Fettucine Alfredo
4. Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup and Rolls
5. Cavatappi with Sausage and Broccoli and Steamed Carrots (Swanson)
6. Carmelized Butternut Squash and Balsamic Chicken
7. Spaghetti and Quinoa Meatballs

1. Hard Boiled Eggs, Toast, Fruit
2. Salads
3. Leftovers
4. Soft Pretzels with Cheese Sauce

1. Scrambled Eggs
2. Yogurt and Toast
3. Strawberry Crisp
4. Smoothies
5. Pancakes
6. Oatmeal and Smoothies

Tot Week - On the Move

Tot Week was quite the adventure for us this week! We were a little busier than normal and were able to visit a lot of family and do new things.

Mini Diva's favorite activity was her first bowling trip. To say she loved it is an understatement. Most of the time Mini Dude took a nap, but he did join the little diva in pushing one of the balls. Sharing is always fun, right?

She picked out her own ball - she specifically wanted the orange one. She even insisted on carrying it herself after her dad helped her a few times. She did pretty well with all 8 lbs of it, but her dad was right there to help if it slipped.

Lining up the ramp and pushing the ball off was pretty fun, too. She was able to balance it on top just right. She would count to three and then push.

And then she would wait and watch how many were knocked down. I love her little bowling shoes. I didn't know they had them that small!

We also spent a day with cousins on Friday. I watched this little guy while his mom went to an appointment. It was good for Mini Diva to play with another littler person. We worked on sharing and using our nice voices.

The toddlers liked putting round pegs into their little cars. Balls were also a big hit.

And this little guy absolutely loved his grandma's swing!

That night we went to a fun local restaurant, The Mayan, where my dad works as a manager. The kiddos loved watching the divers and fire dancers. I wish I had my camera. We even got splashed! My dad brought the divers down for Mini Diva to meet. Her favorite part of the evening was when my dad brought out a chocolate and ice cream desert that had a large sparkler in it. She exclaimed, "Birthday cake for me?"

On Saturday we helped my brother and his family move. The mini diva had a hard day, but it was still fun to play with cousins in their new house. That night we went to her cousin's dance recital. Mini Diva LOVED it! She and her cousin danced on the stairs in the back. It was almost more fun to watch than the show. They also got in some quality time with their great grandparents.

At home, we had lots of fun with imaginative play. Mini Diva used her chairs and the water bottles to make a train for herself and her babies.

She also had a lot of fun of her Melissa and Doug foot set. She made many yummy foods for me to eat.