Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Go Get some Ice cream tonight!!! Support the Local Fireman!!

Tonight from 5-10pm Baskin Robbins-31 Flavors are selling icecream for 31 cents a scoop-limit 3 scoops per person. Th National Volunteer Fire Council will be given a $100,000 donation by the chain store for their National Junior Firefighter Program.
For more information read this article:

More about The National Volunteer Fire Council

The National Volunteer Fire Council is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable tools, resources, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. The Council's National Junior Firefighters Program helps strengthen the future of the fire service by engaging youth to learn about and participate in their local fire and emergency service organization, thus fostering a lifelong connection. For more information, visit

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mothers Day is coming!!!

Go and start your celebrations early with 5 Minutes for Mom's Mothers Day Giveaway The prizes include: a LAPTOP, a DIGITAL CAMERA, a BLU-RAY PLAYER, DESIGNER PURSES, and more!?! Click on the picture below for more details
Mothers Day 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

When and if...

When and If you other moms have free time, how do you spend it?? I was discussing how I like to spend my free time just the other day and thought I'd share my favorite things:

1. Cuddle my girls-whether its when I'm reading them a book or watching a movie.
2. Making my daughters laugh-there is something unique about how each of them giggle-it's contagious and it touches my heart.
3.Go on a date with hubby-it can be anything-it's just nice to get out of the house with just the two of us.
4. Go camping-when there is enough "free time" to allow this.

1. Visit the temple-The peace it brings me is priceless.
2. Dance-I love it-any kind, doesn't matter. I just love to groove!
3. Read-I love to read fiction and nonfiction both-I love to learn new things and to be entertained by my own imagination through reading.
4. Sleep-Joe will tell you that he thinks this is my #1-catching up on sleep is heavenly.
5. Fixing things-sounds like work to some of you-but I really like the challenge of coming up with a solution or making something right after it's been broken.
6. Girls night out-one time a month I get together with my gal friends and that!

Okay so there are a few of mine-what are yours???

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Coupon Winners

Congrats to Melissa-who won the cat coupons and Rebecca who won the Dog coupons! I will be sending these out this afternoon-so you should be getting them very soon.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

$64 Coupons on Pet products giveaway!!

Okay so we don't have a cat or a dog-but I have tons of coupons for both of these pet. So I will be giving away two sets of coupons-one for the cat lover and the man's best friend of your household. Just leave a comment stating which set of coupons you want-cat or dog. If you want to try to win both sets just leave a seperate cat and dog comment. This giveaway ends on Saturday April 25 12 midnight. The winners will be chosen randomly and contacted on Monday April 27th. Good luck!!

$32 worth coupons of Cat products Purina, Goodlife, Meowmix, Pounce + more
$32 worth coupons off Dog products such as Purina, Pedigree, Milkbone+more

Monday, April 20, 2009


Over the weekend we were given about 6 raspberry starts for our garden which we planted next to the other three we had purchased a week earlier. I am hoping to have plenty to pick this year to put up some jam and crossing my fingers I will have some strawberries as well.
We planted some strawberries about 3 years ago and they haven't produced any fruit at any time-at least we don't think so-last year when we had renters in the house-they may have produced some-but I heard from two of my neighbors that none of their strawberries produced last year-so I am doubtful. Anyway instead of ripping them all out and starting form scratch I decided to replant them all. So I dug up the huge patch that we allowed to just grow wild and separated all of them and replanted them into three rows underneath the raspberries. I am not sure how they will do-but many of them had flowers on them and some had buds, maybe that is promising. I don't really know anything about growing strawberries --but I guess I will soon learn if this works. If not -at least I will have plenty of raspberries.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My morning madness

3:00 am I woke to find Amber curled in bed next to me. I carried her to her room and tucked her in- Whitney gets up saying she had a bad dream. I proceed to take her back to her bed, tuck her in, rub her head and tell her a fairytale type story to get the monsters out of her head. 20 minutes into this-she tells me she is still scared and wants to watch a movie...I was really tired at this point and sleepiness and logic sometimes don't go hand in hand. In the living room I set the volume down to low so the rest of the house wouldn't be bothered by the noise, when out comes Amber. So I tell them when the movie is over they are to go back to bed. 5 a.m. I send the girls to their beds-and we all sleep in until 7:55-and I realize that Amber's bus is supposed to pick her up in 15 minutes. So I get her dressed and do her hair and fix her breakfast in record time. The bus came-she didn't want to get on. SO I spend the next 20 minutes getting Whitney and Brooke dressed and ready and then drive Amber to school, then pick up Whitney's friend and take them to school. Brooke and I then go to an Autoparts store to get a replacement light for the car. When we finally get home the phone rings-it's Ambers' teacher-she has been crying the last ten minutes and they couldn't get her calmed down. So out the door we went to bring Amber home from school. Yeah -it was a little crazy this morning.

Monday, April 13, 2009

My coupon deals:

Albertsons Deals

8 bottles of salad dressing and 10 pasta rice sides
before coupons=$25.96 after coupons +5 Catalina+10 instant savings=$3.46
plus recieved 2 10% coupons and 1 $10/25 off fashion bug .
2 Skippy peanut butter,3 crystal light on the go, 6 nabisco crackers,
1 stuffing mix, 1 bag coconut, 4 boxes lipton soup mix, 9 salad dressing
before coupons=$52.33 after coupons and $20 instant savings=$16.33
plus received another $10/30 off coupon for fashion bug.
Also I get $20 rebate for ham/turkey through Unilever
+ I have gas rewards $.40 off per gallon of gas -woohoo!!
Walgreens Colgate classic toothbrush $ .49
Colgate Max fress toothbrush $3.29
Tree Tea/mint shampoo 6.99=11.42
after coupons =9.92
after mail in rebate of 6.99
total oop =2.93 + received $3.50 Register Rewards so I made + $.57
Don't you love it when they pay you?
still trying to snag the free mentos gumwith my coupons,
but it seems that the early birds got them all.

Win $25 GC to Albertsons

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday

You can't see it -but the girls wrote their names on their easter eggs. Tried to get one with all three but Amber got distracted:
I just love it when they look like best friends:

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sleeping Beauty

To be flexible enough to sleep comfortably like this:
This is how I found Brooke the other day-
and trust me it was in a high traffic area
for the four kids playing around her .

Monday, April 06, 2009

Fred Meyer Deals

Okay so occasionally I go to Fred Meyer-because it is the closest grocery store to my house, it happens more frequently than I would like..but this week I grabbed some super deals to help me with my food storage:

I used their coupons from their weekly ad to buy:
6- 16 oz butter 3/$4--$1.33 each (limit 6)
4- 5 lb bag flour 4/$5 $1.25 each (limit 4)
and 4 lb of strawberries for $5.88 which is $1.47/lb

Those are the sweet deals I thought were great.
I am going to attempt dry packing the flour in bigger containers. Freezing the butter. And I will be making jam out of the strawberries!! I have more coupons coming to me in the mail so when I get them I will post the other fabulous finds I will save even more on. FYI-Alberstons will double your coupons-up to$1 each and only 3 per transaction. So you can find some stellar buys if you pick your items right-maybe free.

Mommy to 5 this week!!

So yes-some people think I am a little crazy-I am watching my sisters kids all week-until their mommy flies back into town Saturday night. Violet(almost3) and Michael (5) so far have been very good and haven't shown too much yet that they miss their parents-lucky for me. Ofcourse it has only been 1 day so we'll see. This is going to be a crazy week since I have an ISSP meeting for Brooke tomorrow and library trip, Mutual (wed) with a girls camp meeting afterwards, Whitney's award assembly on Thursday , Scouts(thur) that night- watching my friends children Friday morning and to top it off my ward is having a "Prom" night on Friday. So I need to secure babysitting for the whole crew and find a way to fit into a dress that will be appropriate for the night. Then Saturday we are taking all of the kids easter egg hunting-so that will be fun. I am still trying to figure out when the Easter bunny is going to do his/her shopping this week without kiddos around-It's going to be a little tricky to say the least. So yeah-it's a busy week with 5kids under 6 running around-did I mention that Michael is homeschooled??? On the fun side-the weather is great today and looks promising tomorrow so we are going to try to tackle the park if I feel brave enough.

Pictures of the older girls

Last week I cut Whitney's hair and I really like the length-
She can't really have super long hair because her hair tangles quite abit. .AgainI like the length because I can still put it up in messy buns-you can't see them under her hood-but I thought she kind of looked pretty in this picture so I had to post it.
Here is Amber swimming like a fish-don't you just love her face?

She was sooo posing for this shot, which is really unusual for her!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Hairbow giveaway winner!!

OKay so the winner of the giveaway in Em and Ms!!!

Thursday, April 02, 2009


No-I wasn't playing an April fools Joke-I really am giving away another pair of Hairbows. The winner gets to choose from the two choices below:

To enter to win just leave a comment telling me who you would like to win these for!! For additional entries you can do any of the following: 1. Become a Follower of my blog 2. Subscribe to my blog 3. Twitter about the giveaway!! Make sure I have an e-mail address to contact you if you win. Good luck you have until Saturday April 4th 11 pm.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Giveaway coming soon!!

I will be making a few hairbows this next month and I will be giving one lucky blogger a pair of check back soon!!

Free Movie Wednesday

Free Rex Box Movie rental today only
Enter Promocode: MMM401
This will be the last wednesday they will be giving out codes for free movies.