Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Work In stash

So, I thought I would post a few pictures of my stash of stuff accumulating around here.

This first one is of the cabinet in the bathroom. It is way to full. I have pretty much ran out of room under there. I have toothpaste, pads and tampons, and shampoo and conditioner, among a lot of other stuff crammed under there. I try to straighten it up here and there, but every time I add something else to it, it's all messy again. So, if I can find a cabinet that will fit in the other corner, I will get it and use it for my stockpiling.

This is a picture of under the kitchen sink. It's a heck of a lotta more messy under there than in the bathroom. I believe there are 3 Febreeze Noticeables starter kits, 2 Glade spray, 5 other sprays, lots of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, and other junk.
This shows dish detergent. There should be 5 Dawn total, and 2 Ajax. Glade Fabric and Air..I love this stuff. Lots of other random cleaners are under there as well.

So, right now I would say that mainly my stash is made up (have the most of:) toothpaste, pads/tampons, shampoo & conditioner, razors for Him, Dawn dish detergent, and air fresheners!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tuesday at CVS

April's card
$2.29 Glaceau Vitamin water
$4.98 Always Infinity pads
-$2.00 ecb
-$4.98 ecb
SAVED $7.99
EARNED $4.98 & $2.29 ecbs

Michael's Card
$2.29 Glaceau Vitamin Water
$4.98 Always Infinity pads
$0.62 Atkins bar (clearanced)
$0.62 Atkins bar
$0.62 Atkins bar
$0.62 Atkins bar
$9.99 Boost drinks
$4.24 Boost drinks (Buy1 Get1 50%off)
-$1.50 boost q found by drinks
-$1.50. "
-$2.99 ecb
-$4.98 ecb
=$14.45 oop
EARN $4.98 & $2.29 ECBs
SAVED $23.71

YTD Savings April (just over two months)$455.66 !!!
YTD Savings Michael (Not even One Week so far!!!)$89.21 !!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

CVS Trip Today

T#1 my card
$4.98 Always Infinity
$1.79 Nursery water
$1.79 Nursery water
$2.99 CVS Vit-D 100ct
$3.29 Huggies CleanTeam wipes
$3.29 Huggies CleanTeam wipes
$0.79 Dove choc. "Filler"
-$3.00 off $15 q
-$0.55 nursery water q
-$3.00 huggies q
-$2.00 ecb
-$5.00 ecb
-$5.37 ecb
=$0.32 oop
EARNED $4.98 & $2.99
SAVED $19.93!

T#2 my card
$7.99 Revlon cream2powder eye
-$1.00 cvs revlon q
-$2.00 revlon q
-$2.00 ecb
= $3.44
SAVED $5.00

T#1 Michael's Card
$14.99 Breeze2 Meter
-$14.99 ($30Q adjusted down)
= FREE but $1.57 tax oop
EARN $10 ecb

T#2 Michael's Card
$4.98 Always Infinity pads
$2.99 CVS Vit-D 100ct
$3.49 super bike (motorcycle for Landon)
-$10.00 ecb
= $1.59 oop
EARNED $4.98 & $2.99 ecbs
SAVED $11.01

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

September 29 CVS Trip

Here's a photo. I will post my receipt later tomorrow.

1 Sunsilk Shampoo
1 Sunsilk Conditioner
2 Febreeze Noticeables
2 Dawn Hand Renewal
1 Dawn regular
1 Johnson's Buddies
1 Gillette Fusion Power razor
Small notebook
Arizona Pomegranate Green Tea
2 CoverGirl Clean foundations
2 CG Wetslicks lip
1 TicTac..(went into overage by $0.61!! So, added it)

Bzzzz Agent...
Frogpond Badge

Frogpond Badge

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Good CVS Morning!!!

Well, after checking e-mails this morning. Michael and myself BOTH got CVS coupons in our emails for $4 off $20!!! WooHoo!!! I've already done my trip for this week, but I am going to have to go back for sure now! Michael doesnt have any ECB's on his card yet, but maybe next week we can get his going!

Wow Wow Wubbzy! Giveaway!

Mommies With Cents is giving away two Wow Wow Wubbzy DVD's!!! Head on over to check it out and enter to win. You can enter (by leaving a comment) and the winner will be chosen on Friday September 26th and announced on the 27th! So, hurry and enter!!!

I have gotten 2 entries because I first posted a comment asking to be entered, then I posted a blog about it!!! Yay! Landon loves Wubbzy, so I hope I win!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Barilla HouseParty

Here is the Barilla Pasta website:

Here is the link to my HouseParty page: (You can also click on the two items above)

Here's what has to say about this party:

"Welcome to the Barilla Piccolini House Party!

Buon viaggio!

Get ready to experience Italy from the comfort of your home.

Invite your guests to indulge in Barilla Piccolini and become part of the Barilla’s “global neighborhood.”
Now that you’re part of the Barilla Piccolini House Party, you get to spread the word by inviting your friends to your exclusive party on Saturday, October 11th."

"Now that you’re a Barilla Piccolini Party host, you might be wondering “How does this all work?”
Party Day—On October 11th, gather your favorite dinner guests for a night of incomparable Italian food, fun and ambience.
Party Package—You’ll get your FREE party package a few days before your party.
Party Now—Your party may be weeks away, but the fun starts now on your party website. Send invites; post comments; upload photos & videos.
It’s time to “Go Italian!”

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Lot's of CVS'ing going on around here..

Ok, me & Michael (yes, he has his own card now!) did a total of 4 transactions yesterday. But, I also went Saturday and last Monday as well...
Here's what I/we did yesterday:

Raincheck for Aleve-D for $0.99 (b/c after EB's last week, would have been this price)
-$0.99 Alave printed Q (was for $1, but adjusted it down)
Subtotal: $0.00 !!!
Tax: $0.09
TOTAL: $0.09 !!! Wooho!

Transaction #2
1 Soy Joy bar $0.50
1 Nivea Men Body Wash $4.99
1 Adidas Deodorant $4.99
-$2.00 off $10 cvs Q
-$1.00 Nivea Q
-$1.00 Adidas Q
-$2.00 EB's
-$3.99 EB's
Subtotal: $0.49
Tax $0.22
TOTAL: $0.71 !!!
Earned $4.99 & $4.00 ECB's for Nivea & Adidas

AirWick Refill $2.50
AirWick Warmer $0.99
2 Soy Joy Bars $1.00
Crest ProHealth Rinse $2.99
Colgate MaxFresh $1.65 on clearance!!
3 Shick Disposable Razors (.99each) $2.97
-$0.75 Q colgate
-$1.00 cvs colgate Q
-$0.99 shick ($2q adjusted down)
-$0.99 "
-$0.99 "
-$0.99 AirWick warmer free when u buy a refill
-$1.29 ECB
-$2.00/ $10.00 cvs Q
Subtotal: $3.10
Tax: $0.70
TOTAL: $3.80 Earn $2 ecb for Crest Rinse

Transaction#4 MICHAEL'S CARD!!!

Krabby Patty Gummies $1.49 (were $5.99 a few weeks ago!)
3 Atkins Bars $3.75
2 Maxwell House coffee $4.99 (Buy 1 Get 1 Free)
SpongeBob stretch toy $4.99
-$1.00 atkins bar Q
-$1.00 "
-$1.00 "
-$2.00 off $10.00cvs Q
Subtotal: $10.22
Tax: $1.19
TOTAL: $11.41
Not great, but I just wanted him to see me in action! lol...

I will try to get a total for $ OOP and $ Saved later today or tomorrow...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Eli's almost crawling!

So, since last Saturday, Eli has been getting up on all fours and trying to crawl. He will get up and then lean forward...
rinse, and repeat...
until he get's to whatever he's got his eye on. It is too cute!

Landon, well, he's just Landon. The boy who doesnt want to eat anything half the time. But, the dr's say it's normal.

CVS'ing is going good. I went on Monday. I have to go back today because I got a nail polish and it didnt give me my ECB's, I got home and realized I picked up the wrong one! poo!

Also, Eli has his 6 month checkup today at 2:15pm. It was actually supposed to be last Tuesday, but I totally had no idea! Oh well. He should be getting some shots, but I am not going to have to pay them an extra $100+ just to do it there. (Cost about $12 just for the checkup) So, I am going to go by the Health Department and get them.. The cost...about $10!!!! It's sad how dr's offices charge an arm and leg. They charge for the vaccine itself, and for the girls to give it...and that's worth $100+,, NO! $10 sounds better to me!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Here are some pictures of my boys:

September 11, 2001...I was sitting in Spanish class at DHS....

At one point I was told there was a bomb threat at the college my mom taught at, but ended up there wasn't. That was a bad day...and 5 days later I had to put my prescious Jewels to sleep. She had kidney failure and I couldnt stand to see her suffer.

My Coupon Book

Here's a few pix I just took of my coupon book. It isn't great and I am already needing something bigger. Well I don't want anything bigger, per se, just maybe fatter/thicker. Click on the pictures to biggify them...

Outside: Front

In the front I have my CVS and Wags slots for ECB's, cvs cards, and RR's for Wags.

These are the tabs I have my coupons sorted under. (Drinks/Toothpaste/Shampoo&Cond/Tampons/Air Freshener are the ones shown)

In the back are my receipts for CVS and Wags..and maybe the occasional Wal-Mart receipt.

So, how do you organize your coupons???

Our Trip Last Weekend.. why I haven't posted in a bit. Getting ready for the trip, then coming home and being worn out and dealing with kids who's schedules were thrown off for 3 whole days.

I didn't manage to go by a CVS while in Tennessee b/c of everything else going on. It sucks b/c there was somethingI wanted to get that isn't sold here in Alabama. *wink, wink*

We went up for hubby's work. It was a weekend of them playing things like softball, volleyball, darts, walk/run, basketball, etc. They play other TVA plants around here. I think they got 2nd place in volleyball, and didn't place in softball. They only played 3 games. Lost, Won, Lost. Normally they don't do that bad at softball, but a lot of the guys are older-ish and have knee/ankle problems. Heck, even my hubby has knee/ankle problems too, so I don't guess it's the age thing. lol.

Me, the boys, and my mom & friend all went shopping and I got lots of Tennessee Vols, shirts, pants, and more.

Saturday night was the party. The theme this year was Mardi Gras. So, things were decorated with purple, green, and gold. There were beads all over the tables and we brought a bunch of them home too. Landon was being a typical 2 yr old. Running and screaming b/c he was so tired from not taking a nap, but what's new.

Eli was a pretty good baby. 'Nuf said.

We came back Sunday afternoon and have yet to really unpack everything and it's now Thursday. haha. We are just to worn out still...

I did however, go by CVS twice since I last posted, so I will post those receipts in a bit.

OH, and last week I got my first ever e-mail from CVS for $4 off of a $20 purchase! WooHoo!!!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

CVS Trip from Saturday: Results!!!

$12.44 oop
$55.12 saved

I would have spent WAY less oop, but Michael just HAD to have the 4 (12pk) Pepsi for $12!! That totally threw my scenarios for a loop at the last minute!!!
$12.44 oop
-$12 (for pepsi)
= $0.44 give or take (tax).

See! Would have been MUCH better!

(2)Mountain Dew & (2)Pepsi -- $12
CVS Makeup Remover Toweletes -- $1.99
Children's Fleet Enema -- $2.19
-$2.00 off $10 cvs Q
- $1.00 enema Q
-$2.00 cvs skincare Q
-$5.99 ecb (from prev. trip)
Saved $18.75
Earned $3 & $2 ECBs

(2) Stayfree -- $9
(2) Clairol Natural Instincts Haircolor -- $11.98
CVS aloe handsoap -- $0.79
Nailene glue-on nails -- $5.99
-$2.00 off $10 cvs Q
-$2.00 cvs skincare Q
-$4.50 bogo stayfree Q
-$2.00 ecb (from T#1)
-$3.00.ecb (from T#1)
-$3.00 ecb (from prev. trip)
-$5.99 Clairol Q
Saved $36.37
Earned $5 & $3 ECBs

So, I pretty much got everything for free when I paid the $12 for the Pepsi!

YTD Savings: $133.30

Summer 2008 Spending: $56.68 (ONLY b/c just starting out(4weeks)...{my first 2 trips were mainly to GET my first ecbs}... AND Michaels $12 for Pepsi!!!)Yay!!

Plus, at the end of the summer quarter, CVS gives you back 2% of everything you spent OOP for the 3 months!!! Woo hoo, it's not much, but so far I've got like $1.50 I will get in ecb's for it! Hey, that's a lot when I can get most transactions around a $1 or less!!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

CVS trippin' Part2

So, as promised...what I did at CVS yesterday! (p.s. I'm going again Saturday, so if YOU want to go see how I do it, let me know!!)
Here is what my receipts say:

Transaction #1
Stayfree 1 @ 2/$9.........$4.50
Stayfree 1 @ 2/$9.........$4.50
Online photo order........$2.53

1 CVS q $2off/$10.......-$2.00
3 ECB..........................-$3.00
BOGO Stayfree Q........-$6.39
( For 7 Items) Total: $0.73
Today You Saved: $15.17

Transaction #2
Playtex Tampons...........$4.99
Zipfizz energy drink......$5.99

Playtex q.......................-$1.00
$1.50 ecb......................-$1.50
$2off/$10 q..................-$2.00
$5 ecb...........................-$5.00
( For 2 Items) Total: $1.70
Today you saved: $9.50

Transaction #3
Softsoap handsoap........................$0.99
(2) Ajax dishsoap..........................$1.79 (BOGO sale)
Colgate 2n1 Toothpaste...............$3.29
Colgate Max Fresh TP............(FREE, was BOGO too)
Zipfizz Energy Drink....................$5.99
CVS brand handsoap....................$1.49
(2)Gold Emblem Gummybears.....$0.99
Trident Gum................................$1.19 (Gum & Gummybears b/c I went Negative!)
( For 10 Items) Total: $0.59
Today you saved: $22.87

Total Spent Out Of Pocket(OOP): $3.02
Total Saved Today: $47.54
Year To Date Savings: $85.76 (only been doing deals at CVS for 4 weeks!!!)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

CVS Trippin'

So, my CVS trip today was awesome. It didn't go completely as I had planned in the last post, but very close!!! It's midnight and I should SOO be in bed and asleep, but I am wide awake!

When I get up tomorrow...err...later this morning, I will post the results of my receipts!!!

Yay Brit for reading my blog! I hope to convert you to a coupon queen as well!!! lol...

~night all

Going CVS'ing!!!!!

My plans for this afternoon at CVS:


(2)Stayfree --------2/$9
Kotex liners--------$1.49
-$2/$10 Q
-$1 Kotex Q
- BOGO Stayfree Q
-$3 ecb
=$0.53+tax Earn $5 & $1.49 ecb


Playtex Gentle Glide----$4.99
Zipfizz drink------------$5.99
CVS handsoap----------$1.98
-$2/$10 q
-$1 playtex q
-$2 cvs q
-$5 ecb
-$1.49 ecb
=$1.49+tax Earn $5.99 & $3.00 ecb


Golgate-----------$2.99 (cheapest) BOGO
Ajax -------------$1.79 BOGO
-$2/$10 Q
-$0.75 colgate Q
-$0.20 ajax Q
-$0.35 softsoap Q
-$5.99 ecb
-$1.50 ecb
=$0.97 +tax Earn $5.99 ecb

Total Out Of Pocket: $2.99 +tax

Started with $9.50 ecb ($5, $3, $1.50ecb).....
End up with $13.99 ecb!!! ($5.99, $5.00, and $3.00 ecb)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

CVS/Wags stuff...

Here are my receipts from LAST week's deals (8/17-8/23).
Sorry took so long to post.


Heavy Duty Forks (3)---------$0.99 each
Papermate Pens (2) --------- $0.99 each
Sharpies (2)-------------------$0.99 each
Red Barron Pizza (2)-------2/$5.00
Small car for Landon----------$0.79
-2.22 coupon (q)
-1.20 q
-1.80 q
-5.00 RR
-1.00 RR
Total: $3.29

Transaction #1

First Aid Kit (2)--------$0.99 each
Nepsporin to Go -------$5.99
-2.00 cvs coupon
-5.79 ECB (extra bucks)
Total: $3.78 OOP & received $5 ECB

Transaction #2

Gold Emblem Gummys ------$0.88
Glade Spray (2)--------------$0.88 each (had BOGO Q)
Puffs Tissues (2)-------------$0.88 each
CVS hand soap---------------$1.99
J&J Buddies soap------------$0.99
-0.25 x 2
-2.00 cvs q
-0.99 q
-2.00 ($2 off $10 q)
Total: $1.31
Total OOP (out of pocket/cash): $8.38
Total Saved: $34.11
% Saved: 80%

Tuesday Ramblings

Gah, I wish Eli would just cut that tooth already! He has been so cranky lately. He's currently playing with a blow-up turtle that goes into the pool.

Landon is watching Jimmy Neutron.

I am on here doing this & reading posts on BabyCenter's Bargain Board.

I wish it was Friday already...

Oh, & I promise to post my cvs/wags deals from last Wednesday sometime today...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday Madness....

My grandmother & my uncle just came by around 11:30. They brought Landon some diapers and bananas. I got a Birmingham newspaper (MORE COUPONS!!!). There were a few other things as well. They stayed about an hour before they had to leave for her next dr. appointment at 2.
I managed to get Landon to say a few things for them to hear. Like please, thank you, sorry, etc. They thought it was cute, so that's all that mattered. Eli had gotten woke up when they rang the doorbell, so he was a crabby baby for a while.
Now, I wanted to post about this weekend:

Saturday night I went with my friend Megan to a "Slumber Party". Now, this isnt your typical slumber party. It is one for adult (over 18) females only! See where I'm going here? Well, they did a drawing and I got $28 worth of "goodies" for me and Michael! WooHoo! I am supposed to go to another this weekend. But, we'll have to see if Michael lets me. Haha, it's a win win situation. I get away from the screaming kids for a while and he gets, um, well...stuff to "play" with. LOL....
The website is I believe. Over 18 ONLY!!!!

Sunday, we went to Shoney's after church. We were ordering our drinks and Landon said "Tea Please" !!!! I was so happy! And when the lady brought it, he said "thank you"!!! Go Landon! He's getting so big!!!
Oh, and last night before bed, Landon wanted to use the potty. Ok, that's good. Well, no he wanted to use the BIG potty.So, I held him so he didnt fall in. He pee'd a total of three times last night! WooHoo! In the BIG potty!!! Now, we have to get one of those rings for it so that he doesn't fall in. lol. There's one at Wal-Mart that looks like a football! Yay! Can't wait to get it!
I am going to post my hopeful scenarios for CVS and WAGS (Walgreens) once I get them figured out. I only have a few dollars, maybe $5 to use.. So, I've gotta stretch it goooood this week!

Check back later!

Friday, August 22, 2008

I took this video last night before bed. Michael was making Daffy Duck noises & Eli thought it was so funny. Landon even got in on the action too.

Been a long while...

..So, I know it's been quite a while since I posted, but I admit I have been on here..just doing Gizmo's blog. Yes, my cat has a blog. I am addicted to it. It is hilarious what these blogging cats have to say.

Let's see, since the last time I posted there has been Landon's 2nd Birthday party, Eli is now 5 1/2 months old, and I have taken up couponing like crazy!

I plan to keep a total on here to show how much I have saved. It has only been 3 weeks of doing it, but it's getting better by the week!!!

I am going to add pictures from the party and other stuff in more posts so this one isnt soooo long...ok...well, Don't forget to leave me some comments to motivate me to keep up my blog and not just Gizmo's!!!
P.S. I am going to be posting the things I mentioned above in other posts, just dating them for when they should have been added. Ok, done.

Friday, August 8, 2008

First Trip to CVS & WAGS!!

Didn't go as good as it could have. But I'm learning and earning...ECB's that is!!! oh, and RR's...
Let's see. The Johnson's Buddies bar was free with coupon, the Children's Advil was free after getting ECB's back. Glade Air Freshener was free after coupons. The Cover Girl makeup was FREE as well!!!...And the other stuff was almost free too!!! I am loving this!!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Landon's 2nd Birthday...

Too much to talk about, so here are some pictures! Click to biggify!

By the end, we were POOPED!!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Swimming at Grandma's house!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Daddy's Birthday & Memphis, TN

So, last minute we go to Memphis to the zoo and to Beale Street afterward. Landon loved the animals at the zoo. And Eli slept a lot of the time. It was hot and I was tired.

Here we are on Beale St. We had drinks, I nursed walking down the street, and Landon wanted a Hurricane!! He got one, but minus the alcohol!!!

My Fuzzy Leprachaun (above) & Landon's Virgin Hurricane (below).