Thursday, November 11, 2010

2nd Trip to Goodwill in Fayetteville, TN

I LOVE this store!!!

My first trip was ok and I enjoyed it but this one was awesome!! Check out my first trip here

Here is the deals I got this time!!

GAP dress- $7.99 -20% discount (mom paid and used her Senior discount) = $6.39

Ann Taylor LOFT sweater - $4.29 (1/2 off red tag sale) - 2.15 -20% = $1.72

Talbots Stretch pants- $4.29 (1/2 OFF RED TAG SALE) $2.15- 20% = $1.72

The Limited cardigan - $5.99- 20% = $4.79

Banana Republic shirt -$4.29 - 20% = $3.43

American Eagle shirt- $4.29 (1/2 price red tag sale) - $2.15 - 20%= $1.72

Ann Taylor Cardigan- $5.99- 1/2 off red tag sale $2.99- 20% = $2.39

MetroStyle skirt - $3.99- 1/2 off red tag sale - $1.99 - 20% = $1.59

And my FAVORITE!!!!!

A new with tags fuzzy pink Express Cardi!!!! With a sparkly button!!!

The tag price was $59.50 and then marked down to $19.99 on sale....I paid $4.79!!! LOVE IT!!!

So all together I spent $28.54 + tax !!! Awesome!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Poor Little Neglected Blog

I have not been keeping up like I should on here. :( I have been so busy getting my Gold canyon Candles and Fantasia Businesses up and going that I have slacked in other areas but I'm back!!! 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


 I recently signed up to be a demonstrator for Gold Canyon Candles. I am LOVING it so far. It only cost me $20 to get started and I am on my way!! If any of my readers have been looking for a direct sales company to work for this one is awesome. :) Just comment on this post and I can give you any information you need. 

Now on to the fundraiser:
I'm trying to get the word out on my fundraiser for Logan McEylea. He is a 9 year old little boy from the Tennessee Valley Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. His mother has not left his side and a family member is caring for his 2 siblings. They need help to pay their everyday bills. I am offering all my commission earned from sales of my business in the next 30 days as a donation to the family. You can find more information about Logan on his facebook page :!/group.php?gid=122920554419991&ref=ts

If you would like to make a purchase and help with the fundraiser you can shop online securely on my website.

I grew up with the family and I will keep everyone updated on all sales on my facebook page:

Monday, August 16, 2010

And I have enough bucks!!

I woke up this morning and quickly racked up some more swagbucks!

11 referral bucks
8 referral bucks
1 survey visit
1 daily poll

Total: 21 Swagbucks

Grand Total since 8/5 (11 days) 469 Swagbucks!!

If you want to join in on this free $$$$ then just sign up. :) And make sure to tell your friends too. 

Search & Win

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Swagbucks Update!! So close I can taste it!! lol

Search & Win

Again it is 2 days worth :) 

10 referral bucks
1 daily poll
1 survey visit
50 movie survey
5 websearch
7 referral bucks
5 referral bucks
7 referral bucks
11 websearch
1 daily poll
1 survey visit

Total: 99 Swagbucks!! Woot Woot

Grand Total since 8/5: 448 Swagbucks
Just 2 more bucks needed for the $5 gift card :) 

Grocery Shopping with hubby & 3 year old = ARGHHHHH!!!

Remind me not to do that again. Lol.

All this plus one can of Prego that was lost on the front steps..

Spent OOP: $28.48

Saved: $64.82

And it doesn't hurt that my checkout guy asked if Matt was my husband and when I said yes he said "he's a lucky guy" I laughed and told Matt that I hear "Hot babysitter" a lot. (Like the Sienna commercial!! Hahahaha)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Swagbucks Update 8*13

Search & Win

Ooooh!! Getting closer to that 450 points I need for a $5 gift card!! This was 2 days worth of points :

11 referral bucks
1 daily poll
1 survey visit
11 web search
7 swag code
9 referral bucks
6 referral bucks
10 web search
1 daily poll
1 survey visit
50 Trusted survey

Total: 108 Swagbucks

Grand Total since 8/5 349 Swagbucks

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Swagbucks Update 8*11

It's a little late but here you go :)

Search & Win

14 web search
11 referral bucks
8 web search
1 daily poll
1 survey visit
8 web search

Total: 43 Swagbucks

Grand Total Since 8/5: 241 Swagbucks

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Swagbucks Update 8*10

Search & Win

Well I  would have had more but for some reason my search bucks that I earned 14 swagbucks for never credited to my account. Grrrrr. And it was one of the new fancy swagbucks too :( Oh well.

6 web search
10 referral bucks
1 toolbar
1 survey visit
1 Daily poll

Total: 19 Swagbucks

Grand Total since 8/5: 198 Swagbucks

Monday, August 9, 2010

Swagbucks Update 8*9

 Search & Win

Points earned:

10 web search
8 referral
6 web search
1 toolbar use
9 web search
1 daily poll
1 survey visit
9 web search

Total: 45 Swagbucks

Grand Total Since 8/5 179 Swagbucks!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Swagbucks Update 8*8

Search & Win

Sorry I missed a day :( Swagbucks ledger was down and I couldn't see my points for the day. So in this post it will be for the last 48 hours. And although this isn't the norm I finally got credited for my directv order!!! Sometimes it takes awhile to verify it..but here ya go:

6 swagcodes
10 Web search
12, 750 Directv Offer!!!
13 Web search
10 referral points
1 Toolbar use
1 daily poll
1 survey visit
10 web search
8 referral points
9 Web Search
1 tool bar use
1 daily poll
1 survey visit

Total: 12,822!! Woot Woot!!

I cashed out for 2 $5 gift cards & 2 $50 gift cards!

Leaving a total of 184 swagbucks in my account. If I hadn't got the directv offer I would have had 72 swagbucks in 48 hours totaling 134. So for the sake of this expierement I'm going to pretend like I don't have those 50 extra one :) lol.

GRAND TOTAL: 134 Swagbucks

Friday, August 6, 2010

Swagbucks Update 8*6

Search & Win

In the past 24 hours :

10 web search
8 referral bucks
7 web search
7 swag code
1 toolbar use
1 Daily Poll
1 Survey visit

Total: 35

Total since 8/6 : 62 Swagbucks!! 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Swagbuck update 8*5

Search & Win

So in the last 24 hours I have earned:

7 referral bucks
1 Toolbar use
1 Daily Poll
1 Survey Visit
7 Web search
10 referral bucks (at least someone is having luck on searches!!


Seems like they are being kind of stingy with points today too. Boo.

Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop

I'm participating in the Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop :) 

Obviously MARvelous

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Last minute run to Publix!

I almost missed this sale but just couldn't pass it up with such a great week.

I went by CVS first to use my SOBE coupons...

Got all this for ....*drum roll*


Yep all that for .08! Woohoo. 

Then went to Publix and did pretty good there too....

OOP: $20 even. Sweet
Saved: $95.25

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Neilsen Homescan

I've HEARD this is pretty fun to do! You get a scanner and scan all the stuff you buy and I guess get paid for helping them out. Unfortunately every time I try to sign up it says there are none available :( Maybe some of my readers will have better luck. If you get one let me know!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The best Publix trip to date!!

It was so nice to see the total OOP on this one! I lucked out and found some coupons not listed on many of the coupon match up sites.

I got:
6 boxes of hamburger/tuna/chicken helper
8 cans of Chef Boyardee
8 tubes of toothpaste
1 Lunchables

OOP: .78!!!

Saved: $42.72

Then went to Rite-Aid and got all this free!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tweeking My Page!

All my readers know I love saving money! And I am still going to post my great shopping trips but I'm going to switch up some pages to show how I earn money and gift cards online! There are so many great blogs that list coupon match ups and freebies so I will always direct you to them :) After all, they are who I learned from! So stay tuned.

I'm in LOVE!!!

with Swagbucks!! Lol. I joined up earlier this year but never really did anything with it and now I'm on a mission!! I want to get enough gift cards to pay for the nursery set I want. The bedding is like $140.So far, since the 15th, I have earned $25 and am only 50 points away from another $5!! PLUS!!! DH and I were planning on switching back to directv soon. We got mad at them for their stupid "new customer" freebies. You would think they would give offers to their existing customers in order to keep them, right?Nope.Anyways...we have had Mediacom for over a year now and I just signed up for Directv through Swagbucks and will earn....get this....12,750 swag bucks!!! That is enough for like 34 $5 gift cards!! Woot woot!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Rite Aid trip

First let me say that my space key is sticking and it is VERY annoying! Grrrrr.

My second GRRRR is that I finally got enough Huggies Enjoy the Ride codes from this shopping trip to earn the free pack of Huggies and they are no longer offering it!! Ugh. I might get the wipes.

Lula now insists on being in the pictures lol

Pampers Wipes- $2.63
Mascara- $7.99
Eyeshadow -6.79
Eyeshadow- $2.71
Candy- .44
Candy- 1.49

Total: $34.32


-5/25 RA Q
-5/25 Wellness Q
BOGO Covergirl(-2.71)
(2) -2/1 CovergirlQ's
-1/1 TP RAQ
-50/1 TP MQ
-1/1 Huggies RA Q



Earned $3.00 +UP rewards on next purchase
$5.00 Single Check Rebate
Free Pack of Huggies through Rite Aid rebate(Buy 5 get a free pack) 11.99 Value
And free Huggies wipes and wipes refill ($9.50 value)

So all together I guess I could say this trip was kinda like a $12.50 Money Maker!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Another Publix trip and SOOO happy!!

I FINALLY figured out the frozen food clearance items! And how to find them. Lol. I hadn't ever bothered to really look but I did today and got lots of Lean Cuisines and such for half price! Love it!! Matched with coupons these make great deals!

Spent OOP: $ 45.07

Saved: $92.07

Friday, July 16, 2010

Publix Trip!

Made an awesome Publix trip today! (when are they NOT awesome, right?) Got a lot of things with no coupons so my total OOP was higher than normal but the things I did get with coupons were awesome deals!!

OOP: $ 32.43
Saved: $64.52

Coupon deals:

Reg. Price:$ 2.79
Paid: .40

Finish Gelpacks
Reg. Price: $6.99

9Lives Cat Food
Reg. Price: $3.89

Hersheys Syrup
Reg. Price: $1.65
Paid: .50

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Jamaica Fund Deposit for this week!!

So I sold some of Lula's baby toys for $20
We got our HUGE $4 State Refund check.

And I emptied my old purses and found exactly $5.02 in change!!

Total: $29.02


This was a great week!! Can't wait until I hit the first $100!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Jamaica Fund Addition

Well I added $6 while we were up in New York and when I got home I had a $3 Single Check rebate from Rite-Aid! You can deposit these in the bank so we now have $9!! I am getting excited about this. It's slowly growing and I'm finding more and more "found" money!! So exciting!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Brilliant new Idea!!

So since my diaper stockpile is almost complete I kept thinking of another goal to work on. And thanks to Kristen over at Couponing to Disney I figured it out!!! Hubby and I got married in Montego Bay, Jamaica and the day we left I knew I wanted to go back! Sooooo...I am going to coupon to Jamaica!! Whatever I save with coupons is going to a Jamaica fund!! I don't have a certain time frame or anything...when I get enough I get enough. This is going to be so fun!!

I think the cost break down needed will be:

$1800 (Room)
$1500 (flight)


I can totally do that!!


So after some research I have found out that past guests month for Sunset Beach Resort & Spa is in September and we can get awesome deals!! The room for 5 nights runs at only $900!! That is half of the regular rate!!! So I am thinking September it is!!

New Cost Breakdown:

$900 (Room)
$1300 (Flight)

Grand Total: $2200!

And I couponed this week up here in NY and am adding $6 so far. :)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Another GREAT trip to Publix!!

Decided to go ahead and do a quick trip today...

CVS had a lot of good deals but I ended up having to get rainchecks for 2 of the 3 I wanted. I did get a Huggies box of diapers...

Huggies- 19.99
-$3 CVS Q
-$3 MQ

Paid: $15.10 but walked out with $10 ECB!!

Then I ran in to Rite-Aid to see if a deal I had heard about really worked and not only did it but it was BETTER!!

The 2 pack of Tugaboos diapers are.99. There is a $1 coupon inside. PLUS...with the Wellness + card you get a discount of .20. I bought the first pack for .84 and then 7 more packs I got paid .16 each for!! So I got 16 diapers and made .44!!! Woot woot

And then publix...
Spent: $9.82
Saved $65.20

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I want this!!! is giving away a Harry Potter wand! Perfect gift for someone I know!! They said if I blogged using this   I'd get 3 entries! lol  Not sure what I'm suppose to do with that link exactly..... I need to make sure I'm using it right I guess.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I missed you Publix!!!

So today I decided to run to Publix so as not to miss another week of sales! I missed it so much! I didn't do as well as normal but seeing as I hadn't been shopping in nearly 2 months there was things we had to have.

I spent: $ 43.41

I put it all up before I remembered to take a picture lol. But next week I will for sure!!

Today I also broke down and bought a Coupon Clutch!! I LOVE this thing and have seen it in person and loved it even more! I got this super cute pink/black one

I also stopped by CVS to use some Huggies coupons I had. Wish I would have done it last week for an even better deal but this wasn't too bad.

Got the super cute Limited edition Jeans Huggies!!

Huggies: $11.99

-$2 CVS Q
-$3 MQ

$7.65 :) Not the best price but I REALLY wanted some of these. Lol

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Pillow Pets™ Plush Folding Stuffed Animals Seeking Summer Adventures

The wonderful, creative people over at Pillow Pets have come up with the cutest contest EVER!!! Show them where you and your Pillow Pets went this summer and you could win 10 Pillow Pets for you and your friends!!

Read the full press release HERE!!!


And stay tuned for an AWESOME Patriotic Pillow Pets series Giveaway coming in July!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Revamping my blog

It has got to be just too much for me to keep up with. So I think I am cutting out the store deals. Lots of places to find them for my readers though :) I will still post my deals that I get and reviews and the best of all GIVEAWAYS!!!   Getting rid of the freebies section too. I will post on my main page any great freebies I find! :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

I'm BACK!!

And promise never to leave my readers again!!! Lol. Just been so busy lately! Ugh. Totally ticked that I missed what appears to be an awesome BOGO sale at Publix last week so that will NEVER happen again. Plus our food stockpile has been depleted since I haven't done any shopping in weeks!!! So stay tuned for more updates :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mrs. Smith Diaper Bag giveaway!!

Check out this awesome giveaway of a Mrs. Smith diaper bag!! I want one sooooo bad!!! Enter  at

Saturday, April 24, 2010


It's been forever since I posted! I did finally get a little bit of shopping in today....

Spent $26.99
Saved $69.54

Spent $1.02
Saved $ 18.85

Spent $5.91
Saved $20.50

Friday, April 9, 2010

Got some shopping in today!

First stop was CVS to do the Pampers deal. I really am starting to dread every time I go in and see the new girl. Both times she has rung me up she acts like I'm trying to get away with something and makes things difficult. *sigh* Anyways...the deal worked out good.

I got:

Box of Pampers $19.99
3 CVS brand baby bath products $1.99 each
2 Rolls of CVS toilet paper $1.15 each

Total: $28.26
-$2 Pampers Q
(2) $1 off skin care (she felt this didn't match with the bath products....I think it does and corporate agreed with me)
(2) $1 off CVS paper products
Total: - $6.00
-$17.50 ECB!

Paid $5.74 OOP
Saved $23..50
And I earned $10 ECB to spend later :)

Then K-mart. Ugh. If it hadn't been for the Mrs. Smith Bags contest I wouldn't have went but I wanted that diaper bag!! lol. Of course I was too late but here I am shown with one of these fabulous bags!! Check out their facebook page HERE

MAN...I love how skinny I look!! That was a fluke totally. lol
So I ended up getting a little shirt set and jeans for Lula on clearance for $1.99

Gillete Body wash $4.00 (suppose to be free but she input the coupon wrong and y the time I noticed it I didnt feel like going back in.
Tweezer 1.99 - Doubled Coupon FREE
Crest Mouthwash 4.45- DC .45
Shaving Cream 4.39- DC 2.39 (Only bought this because I had the Buy this get the body wash free to match)

Pedigree Dog treats- 3.99 - DC FREE

Spent $12. 17
Saved $11.98
Should have been
Spent $ 8.17

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Giveaway Heads up!

I just entered this giveaway over at Busted Plumbing for a Fertile Focus! It's a microscope to check your fertility. A completely new concept to me as of last month but the prospect of not spending a bazillion dollars on OPK's is very alluring. Go ahead and enter if you have a second! If you win and happen to be fertile mertle you can always pass it on to a lovely, non ferilte couple you know....*cough cough* ;)


Busted Reviews

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I put Tallulah into the Parents Magazine Cover contest :) With the other bazillion parents that think their kid is the cutest EVA!! Lol
Check her out and I guess if she gets enough "likes" she could win Peoples Choice :)


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Meet the Babies- MARI

Babies - In Theaters Mother's Day Weekend


Mari lives with her mother and father in Shibuya, a busy metropolitan area within Tokyo, at the center of all of the city’s noise and excitement. Mari is an only child and lives the contemporary urban lifestyle, walking around city streets when not in the family’s apartment that has a view of the city skyline. Mari loves to visit toy stores, play with the family’s pet cat, and go to baby play groups. In the movie, she is notable for her dramatic reactions to, and frustrations with, everyday life.

I won another blog giveaway!!

And this one is UBER cute and totally going in my baby closet!
They are little blue baby socks!!! Awwwww!! Thank you to

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Babies Sweepstakes!!

The Babies are coming...and now's your chance to show off the moments in your baby’s life with the “Everybody loves...your BABIES sweepstakes!”. Become a BABIES Facebook fan and share a photo or video of your baby’s moments. Your baby could be featured on the BABIES DVD and you could win a Kodak Easyshare M350 Digital Camera plus an exclusive, limited-edition JOHNSONS® diaper bag, created by high-end designer Timi & Leslie, and filled with a year’s supply of JOHNSON’S® Baby products! Visit to enter.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A shopping we will go...a shopping we will go..

hi ho the merry-o a shopping we will go! Lol. Even hubby is noticing the increase in shopping trips lately. I have lost control. Mwuahahahaha.

Yesterday I just happened to walk into Rite-Aid again with my mom. The survey people were still there and mom got her $10 in gift cards just like I got the day before!! Woo hoo. So she bought me this...

They were both on clearance..the calendar was .99 and I think the eyeshadow was $1-something. :)

While walking around I noticed they had a Pur water pitcher for 50% off!! I had them hold it for me and ran home to get my coupons!! lol. I also printed the BOGO My Little Pony since I noticed they were 50% off too!!

Pur water pitcher 34.99 50% off $17.49
(2) Ponies 8.99 -$17.98 each 50% off $8.99
-3/15 RA Q
-5/25 RA Q
-3 Pur MQ
BOGO Pony Q -4.49

OOP: $12.00
Saved:  $29.97

Then I stopped at CVS today...

Pampers 8.97
Candy 2.50
Shampoo .99
Total:  12.46

-1 CVS Q (shampoo)
-$2 Pampers Q
-$7 ecb
Total: - 10.00

OOP: $3.10
Saved: $14.51

and earned $6 ECB to spend later!!

(Candy not shown because I ate it on the way home....not ALL of it but I figured it could stay in my cubby mwuahahaha)