Monday, August 29, 2011

Parade Coupons - Don't Miss them!

Cascade Actionpacs with Extra Bleach Action Dishwasher Detergent, 20-CountDawn Ultra Power Clean, Refreshing Rain Scent, Dishwashing Liquid, 9 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 18)Mr. Clean with Gain Multi Surface Cleaner, Original Fresh Scent, 40 Ounce (Pack of 3)I just want to remind you to look in the Parade section of the Newspaper for the coupons!  I always try to page through, because they occasionally throw in a coupon or two in that section, but yesterday, there were five really good ones there!  They were:
  • $.50 off one Swiffer Product
  • $1 off on Febreze Product
  • $.25 Off one Dawn Power Clean Product
  • $.50 off one Mr. Clean with Gain Scent
  • $.50 off one Cascade ActionPacs Products
I hope that you were all able to get that out before throwing out your paper!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Local Free Family Event!

MOPS Kick-Off Party

Who: All Mothers of Preschoolers (birth through Kindergarten) and their families

When: Thursday, September 8th from 5pm-7pm

Where: Gospel Batist Church Parking Lot (next to Wal-mart)

What: Free, Fun night out for the family including:

Bounce House

Light Meal served at 5:30pm


Kids Games


Snow Cones

FREE MOPS Membership Giveaway to new MOPS Registrants!

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a support group for Mothers of Preschoolers that meets on the first and third Thirsday nights of month, September through May. Moms have special speakers, activities and crafts, and motivational videos provided while the children have free childcare with structured Biblical activities. MOPS is a non-profit, Christian group designed to give Moms of young children support and inspiration to grow in Christ, open to all Mothers of Children from birth through the end of Kindergarten. Please feel free to contact me for any questions or further information

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Cards Using the Project Center

It's been a pretty busy summer for us, as we've had two different foreign exchange students stay with us for a month each.  One of the things that is always a challenge, is that we try to send gifts back for each of their families in their suitcase.  I always make an album (late nights the last few days they are here) of their stay with us.  Then, each family is different for gifts. We sadly said good-bye yesterday to our Japanese exchange yesterday, so I sent handmade gifts to her Mom.  I made a set of 4 cards to send with her.  Since our holidays aren't the same, I wanted to make blank cards for her.  I figured cards would be light in her suitcase - and thankfully she needed it to be as light as possible!

To get an idea of what to make, I went to my website: and went to the project center under the traditional projects.  I searched under the Projects by Tools and found this tutorial on how to use the Blossom Place 'n Punch to make this card.

I also used this idea from the same section to make a card using the Tag Maker and the Blossom Place 'n Punch.  It really goes to show that you can use the project center to adapt your project for what you might have on hand.  For the paper, I used all the scraps of Creative  Memories paper that I had on hand, too. 
Please let me know what you think?  Hopefully, our Exchange Student's Mom loves them too.  Just a disclaimer, I am an Independent Creative Memories Consultant - it's how I pay for my own Creative Memories Habit! 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Vote for me at Cheap Sally!

Please consider going to Cheap Sally to vote for me every day for the "Bring Home the Bacon" Contest"!  I can't begin to tell you what a blessing it would be to win $100,000 income for the next year!!!  Watch for more reminders and more information!  Thanks in advance for your blessings!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Toys-R-Us Shopping Trip

I don't know if you are on the Birthday club for Toys-R-Us, but we have several birthdays in the next few months, so we get cards from Toys-R-Us for their birthdays.  Over the years, it's been several different things.  This year, we got cards that give $5 off a $25 purchase.  I had also gotten a coupon from the Crayola company directly, because our Crayon Maker started on fire inside (yes it did! )  When we called to complain about it, they sent us a coupon for up to $20 off any Crayola item.  I've been waiting for just the right deal to use that coupon, as I didn't want to use it on something that was under $20 or it would be a loss.

This week, Toys-R-Us has all Crayola products on sale for Buy One, Get One Free!  In addition to that, when you purchase $9.99 of Crayola products, you get a free game mat, valued at $13.99!  So here's my deal:  I bought the Glow Dome for $24.99, giving me the Color Explosion Glow Board for $22.99 for FREE!  Then, because I got more than $9.99 in Crayola, I got the Game Mat for FREE too!  They took off the $20 coupon, and then a $5 off $25 birthday coupon.  I did add a three pack of Bubblicious gum on clearance for $98, just in case my purchase wasn't over $25, for the $5 off.   

All four of  these items retailed for $62.95, but I paid $2.15!  That's right you read it right!  I got it for just over $2!!!  I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it feels to have two of my kids Christmas presents already for so little money!  When I got home, my hubby balled me out, because the kids actually got $3 off cards from the same club for their birthday, and I didn't use it. lol.  I may have to do some more Crayola shopping with these cards, because BOGO Free deals are a great way to get a nice gift for younger kids for birthdays and Christmas.  Just when will I go to Onalaska again....

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Abercrombie t-shirt Upcycle

I finally got another item up on my Etsy Shop (check out that link in the left bar, please!).  I think this one is so cute, that I can't even contain it.  I happened to have an Abercrombie t-shirt here that had a stain on it that worked perfectly for this idea from A Little Tipsy.  Please let me know what you think!
Terry Cloth Back
I was concerned with the t-shirt being able to attach without having puckers, but it really ended up going together nicely.  I did learn to sew with the t-shirt side down, so the little strings on the terry cloth don't get stuck in the feeds.
Velcro Clasp

This would make a wonderful shower gift for a new baby, don't you think?  It could be for both a baby boy or a baby girl.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cindy Woodsmall Ebook for Cheap!

For those of you who love Cindy Woodsmall - here is a great deal on her new ebook!  Stay tuned as I will be reviewing another of her new books soon!!  I can hardly put it down!!!
The Hope of Refuge (Ada's House Series, Book 1)
* Special eBook promotion!
The eBook of Cindy’s first book in the Ada ’s House series, The Hope of Refuge, is specially priced at only $1.99 for a limited time! Click here to purchase before August 15.

* Book Signing Tour!
Cindy will kick off her The Harvest of Grace book signing tour with a stop at Lifeway in Memphis , TN on August 9th. She’ll also be meeting fans and signing books in Arkansas ( Conway , Little Rock , Harrison, Rogers , Jonesboro ), Oklahoma ( Tulsa , Oklahoma City) Kansas ( Topeka ), and Missouri ( Kansas City , St. Louis , Branson, Springfield ). If you live in any of these stops, Cindy would love to meet you! Details are available here.