Sunday, September 13, 2009


I had put these blocks away a long time ago. But as it goes, take out something old and it's new all over again. The boys are 20 months here.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Science Camp Here We Come! Baby Pants and Longies made by me!

Welcome to my pants and longies sale! Everything on this page is made by me and is being sold as a fundraiser! 100% of the money collected will be used to send Elizabeth to Science Camp! Please understand that I am NOT a professional seamstress. My seams are crooked on a good day. I just started making these for the twins when they were littler and thought I would put it to use here! Thanks for your support!

Pants are made from various sweaters of different materials. Some are a wool/acrylic blend, cotton or all acrylic. While they do not work as a diaper cover, they are super cozy!

Longies are pants that also work as a diaper cover for cloth diapers. The pants and longies on this page were made by me from recycled sweaters or 100% polyester fleece. Wool sweaters make great longies. All of my wool longies have been felted and lanolized for extra wetness protection.
100% polyester fleece also provides protection against wetness, especially when rinsed with liquid fabric softener.

All donation suggestions include shipping and delivery confirmation.

These are the 1st 3.

#1 Cream Colored 100% Wool Longies
Super warm and snugly. These will work very well as a nighttime diaper cover and provide warmth for baby's first trip to the snow. Size 12-18 months
$20 includes s&h

#2. Grey, Black and Red 100% Wool longies.
Ski pattern on thick wool. Big bottom on this pair so they are great for layering or fluffy cloth diaper bums. Size 6-12 months
$20 includes s&h

#3 Soft and cozy pants. Blue cotton poly blend. The pants are soooo soft. I almost kept the sweater for my self! Size 18M-2T $17 includes s&h

Thank you so much for your support! It means so much to Elizabeth to be able to attend science camp this year!

I can accept paypal and snail mail. My paypal address is Send me an email and I will send you my address. Thanks!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Go Get Your Free Floss at Walmart

At Walmart there are 2 types of Reach Floss. 55yd Reach floss is $1 and 110yd is $2. Here is how to get some for free or close to it.

First go here. If you are in my area, choose "no thank you" when it asks for your zip code or enter zip code 48201. The west coast often gets coupons of significantly less value. Print off the Listerine $2 coupon. After your coupon prints, hit your browser's back button. It may print one more. This usually only works once. You could have 2 coupons but you will have at least 1. This coupon specifically says it's only for 1 item. Use it on the 110yd Reach floss and get the 1 or 2 free!

Now go here and print the $1.50 off any 2 Reach items. Don't forget to hit your back button. This one we will use on the unflavored 55yd. They will be $.25 each!

Finally if you have the coupon insert from last Sunday (6/14/09) there is a $1 off Reach floss coupon. So that is 1 more free!

I went tonight with 2 $2 coupons, 2 $1.50 coupons and 1 $1 coupon from Sunday's insert. I got 7 packs of floss for $1!

Thanks to Money Saving Mom for the tip off!

Monday, June 15, 2009

What is Coupon Stacking?

I just received a really great question about coupon stacking. So I thought I would explain here. Coupon stacking means combining your manufacture coupons with another discount such as a sale and/or a store coupon. Stores such as Target and Safeway have their own coupons for added savings. These are not the Catalina coupons that print out at the register. Those are manufacture coupons. Safeway has store coupons available in the adds and on their website. In my opinion the best place to get your Target coupons is right here. Here are couple of stacking scenarios you can do this week if you have the right coupons.


Coupon+Coupon Stack

Hamburger, Chicken or Tuna HelperRegular Price $1.52 per box
Target Coupon $1 off 2 boxes
Manufacture coupon for $.80 off when you buy 3 available here.
$1.52 x 3= minus $1 TQ and $.80 MQ = $2.76 or $.92 a box!

Coupon Plus Store Special Stack
Kellogg's Raisin Bran Crunch, Cocoa Krispies & Apple Jacks - $2.75 each
Get a FREE gallon of milk with purchase of any 3 of these cereals
Use $1/1 Raisin Bran Crunch here
Use $1/1 Cocoa Krispies & Apple Jacks in 6/7 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $1.75/ea when you buy 3 plus a FREE Gallon of milk!

Remember to save the Red Plum and Smart Source inserts from your Sunday paper. The items you have coupons for this week will usually go on sale a few we
eks later.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Morning Star Veggie Burgers 39 cents a box!

I took the whole family including little girl's friend to Target and it went great. The girls are old enough to entertain themselves in the book section and Papa kept the babies busy strolling them around the toy department. I did stick to my list with only a few exceptions. I brought the coupon binder in with me and it was a good thing. You never know when a surprise sale or clearance item will pop up!

I had 2 transactions. I greeted my checker and told her right away "I have 2 transactions and a lot of coupons. Is that OK?" It is always good to let your checker know what's up.

The first was for a great deal on Softsoap Ensembles. I learned about this on Money Saving Mom. This was perfect timing because we needed hand soap. These are the new ones where you keep the pump top and buy the refill bottoms. Both the bottles and the refills are on sale right now at Target for $6 each. When you buy 2 you get a $5 Target gift card. There are manufacture coupons and target coupons you can stack to buy these.

Key: MQ=Manufacture coupon. TQ=Target coupon. IP=Internet Printable
First transaction:
Buy 2 Softsoap Ensemble Value Packs at $6 each
Use 2 $2/1 manufacturer's coupons here You will need a 2nd computer to get 2 of these.
Stack with 2 $2/1 Target coupons here
Spend $4 plus tax out of pocket, Get a $5 Target gift card.

Then the 2nd transaction:

3 Hamburger and Tuna Helper on sale for 3/$4.56 - $.75 MQ - $1TQ =$.93 each
2 Oscar deli melts on sale for $2.49 - $1MQ found in the deli fridge at Target = $1.49each
1 Kraft Mayo with Olive Oil ON sale for $1.99 - $1MQ IP - $1 TQ = FREE!
1 Kashi Frozen Entree on sale $2.99 - $2MQ found in booklet at Savemart = $.99
1 Chapstick $.99
2 boxes Ziploc 1 gallon storage bags. on sale $2.69 - $1/1 TQ(used 2 of these)-$1MQ received in the mail =$1.19 each
2 Cottonelle Wipes Travel size $.99-$1TQ from the Sunday paper=Free!
2 boxes of Morning Star Veggie Burgers $3.39 -$2/2TQ -$2 MQ found in freezer section of Savemart. (used 2 of these) = $.39 each!
2 Gerber Grads Dinners for $1.19 each because it was after dinner time and the babies were hungry!
Original total =$31.13+tax After coupons =$13.78 including tax Apply $5 gift card from soft soap Total $8.78!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Target Trip - Great Kashi & Silk Deal

Tonight's trip to target looked like this:
1 Pkg of Target Disposable Diapers $6.29
5 bars of Johnson and Johnson Buddies Soap $4.85 - $5 in coupons = FREE with $.15 overage!
1 box Honey Maid Grahm Crackers $2.54 - $1 coupon =$1.54
1 bottle Kraft BBQ Sauce $.99 -$1 coupon = FREE with $.01 overage!
2 Velveeta Mac and Cheese Cups $1.98-$1 coupon = $.98 for 2!
2 Boxes of Kashi Cereal on clearance $4.66-$1.50 coupon = $3.16 for 2 or $1.58 for each box!
1 half gallon Silk Soy Milk $2.59 - FREE with coupon found on the Kashi cereals!
1 birthday present for a friend $6.25 (on clearance originally $25)
1 Tube of Aquafresh with extra travel size tube $1.99 - $2 in coupons = FREE with $.01 overage!
2 boxes Morning Star Veggie Burgers $6.78 - $2/2 Target coupon and $2 manufacture coupons for each = $.78 for both or $.39 for each box!

Original total $40.62
After Coupons and tax : $20.44!!

When I subtract the cost of the diapers and the birthday gift I see that everything else cost me just over $7! WOOHOO!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Good night for a BBQ

Great deal on Kingsford charcoal, KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce and pork.

HERE a great link for $6 off pork when you buy Kingsford charcoal and 1 participating product. Thanks to Moms By Heart!

Here is a scenario for you:
At Savemart today 18lb bags of Kingsford are on sale for $7.99. KC Masterpiece on sale for $1.99 is FREE when you buy the charcoal. Then use your $6 off pork coupon. I did and got 2 pork loin roasts for $3.00!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Savemart Sweep

So I had a stellar trip to Savemart yesterday. I won't bore you with the whole list again. You can see a scan of my receipt below. But I can tell you that between sales and coupons I saved 61%. $19.58 in manufacture coupons plus I earned a $3 register reward. Also I had a $5 off $50 store coupon. My checker was nice enough to use that coupon BEFORE my manufacture coupons. LOVE HER!! So all told, $66.64 worth of groceries for $23.04 out of pocket. Cha Ching!

There is one deal that stands out that I must explain to you. It looked like this:

~Kraft BBQ sauce on sale 4 for $5. Not free, but this sale include bottles that have 55% more so a good deal if you unit price. 3 of these.
~Kraft salad dressing on sale for $1.99. 1 of these.
~Fresh Chicken leg quarters on sale for $.99lb. apx 4.5lbs

Now the coupons:
$1 off Kraft BBQ sauce x3
$1.50 Kraft Salad Dressing x1
$2 off fresh meat when you buy 1 Kraft salad dressing and 2 other Kraft products!These were on display in the store. Savemart is a great place to find coupons.

4.5 lbs of chicken, 1 bottle of Kraft balsamic vinaigrette and 3 BIG bottles of Kraft BBQ sauce for $3.82! Cha Ching!

My checker had to get an override because my savings was more than 50% of my bill!!
I almost curtsied at the check stand.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Target Brag

So the couponing has really been paying off this week. My daughter has encouraged me to write about it here, instead of constantly explaining it to her. So here goes,

Yesterday I went to Target. Using the information I got from Money Saving Mom I accomplished this.

1 12 pack Cottenelle Double Roll Toilet Paper
1 Box Huggies Wipes 72 count
1 Oral B Baby Stages Toothpaste
1 Can Skinmates shave gel
2 boxes of rosemary triscuits
1 box velveeta shells and cheese
1 container target brand sweet potato snacks
4 tubes travel size coppertone sunscreen
3 bottles of kraft blue cheese dressing
2 bottles kraft mayo with olive oil
1 travel size sponge bob colgate toothpaste
1 box kellogs frosted miniwheats
2 boxes rasin bran.

I have been hunting and I can't find my original receipt. I can tell you that the original total was close to $45.
After coupons $9.88!

Target is a fantastic place to use coupons. If you have never done it you should! Target accepts manufacture coupons from the Sunday paper as well authentic internet printable coupons. They also release their own coupons which you can combine or "stack" with a manufacture coupon. Line this up with a sale, and pow! Free stuff! I print my Target coupons at Hot Coupon World. Their generator allows me to print as many Target coupons as I want and groups them together on one sheet of paper.

Today I cleaned up at Savemart. I'll tell you how later!