Creative Corner...Boo to you!

Check out this CUTE fall/Halloween card I designed, featuring none other than...my Little Bit! I found the giraffe stamp at Jeffrey Alans craft store for $1. I snagged it up since I knew LB was dressing up as a giraffe!

Stamps ~ clear giraffe stamp from Jeffrey Alans, clear brackets from Michaels and random alpha stamp set
Paper ~ so saffron and DCWV fall combo stack 2
Ink ~ so saffron and close to cocoa
Accessories ~ pic of LB!

Deals of the Day...Gordmans

Do you have a Gordmans in your area? If so...run right on over! I stopped in there today because I am on a mission to find a hat and mittens for Little Bit. I had also received an email saying they were taking an additional 50% off clearance merchandise. I didn't get to look all that long because LB was ready for lunch, but I did stumble across this....

a new purse and wallet! The bag is teal corduroy with a front pocket, 2 inside pockets and a zipper compartment. It was on clearance for $7 and then 50% off....making it $3.50. The wallet is a cute little quilted zippy in brown with designs in teal, red, yellow and white. It was only $1.99 regular price! So a new purse and wallet for around $6! Score!

Go here to search for a Gordmans location near you.


How to get free bread...

...or a dozen large eggs or 1 lb of apples...really anything that is $1.00!

At Meijer this week Jello is on sale for .50 cents. If you buy 2 and use the $1.50/2 Mealbox coupon you will have an overage of .50 cents. So if you buy 4 boxes and use 2 coupons you can get a loaf of Aunt Millies Old Fashioned White or Multigrain Bread (on sale for .99 cents) for FREE!

Check out other weekly Meijer deals here.

Menu Plan Monday

I am doing 2 fish dishes this week to carry on the memory of Florida! My favorite salmon dish is one of them. If you haven't tried it yet....GO FOR IT!!!

Monday ~ honey coconut salmon, glazed carrots, diced peaches, bread

Tuesday ~ turkey & gravy, stuffing, corn, bread

Wednesday ~ marinated shrimp kabobs, ramen noodles, tomato slices, bread

Thursday ~ leftovers

Friday ~ Happy Halloween!

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!


Meijer at a glance...10/26-11/01

Here is what looks good to me this week...

Aunt Millies Old Fashioned White or Multigrain Bread 24 oz loaf or Old Fashioned White Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns 8 ct... .99 cents¢

Red or Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Royal Gala, Braeburn, Jonagold or Fuji Apples... .99 cents/lb

Meijer Large Eggs 1 dozen carton... .99 cents

Kellogg's 12ct. Poptarts or Kellogg's Apple Jack or Froot Loops 17oz., Corn Pops 17.2 oz, Strawberry Mini Wheats 21.5 oz, Frosted Mini Wheats 24oz, Frosted Flakes 23oz, or Raisin Bran 25.5 oz....4/$10
(Buy 4 get $2 off INSTANTLY at checkout)

Kraft Jello Gelatin or Sugar Free Gelatin...5/$3
$1.50/2 Mealbox coupon

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, Scrambles or Bagelfuls 10-11.5 oz...5/$10
.35 cent coupon 9-07 GM (cpn for Toaster Strudel only) and $1/1 cpn(bagelfuls)

Tyson Slow Roasted Dinners 17 oz...2/$6
.55 cent coupon 10-12 SS

For more deals check out your local ad here!


Free family fun!

We took Little Bit downtown to Halloween at the Market. It takes place during the normal Saturday Farmer's Market. There were kids crafts, goodie bags, costume contests...along with Curious George and the local hospital's Kangaroo mascot. Several vendors at the market also had goodies for the kiddos to stop and trick or treat at their booth. This event was sponsored by SpringfieldMoms.org.


Friday Freebies...

Free sample of Underjams Bedwetter

Free sample of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

Free sample of Vaseline Intensive Care

Free sample of Dunkin' Donuts Coffee


My DH likes listening to podcasts. He can listen to them while he's on the computer or download them to his MP3 player and listen while he drives to work. I have been intrigued by this lately and decided to see if I could find a crafty podcast! I just found this site that has a list of scrapbook videos and podcasts. Do you have a favorite podcast that you listen to? If so, I would love to know about it!



Another free tote bag!

Also, check out these freebies from Walmart...
Free Garnier sample
Free Folger's coffee sample
Free Carefree pad sample
Free Always Infinity sample

Meijer at a glance...10/19-10/25

Meijer gallon milk...$2.50

General Mills cereal...5/$9
Printable here AND here

Meijer potato or kettle cooked chips...3/$5
$1 Mealbox cpn

Pillsbury Frozen biscuits or rolls...$2
$.55 Printable here OR $.40 in the 10/5 GM

Aunt Millies Buttertop White or Wheat Bread 22 oz...$1.19

Marie Callenders Dinners or Large Pot Pies 12-21 oz...50% OFF
$1/3 Mealbox cpn

All laundry detergent...$3.99
$1 Small & Mighty Printable here OR $.40 on All or Surf AND $1 on 2 Small & Mighty 10/12 RP

For more deals check out your local ad here!

Menu Plan Monday

I'm back! We had an awesome time on vacation...I miss the beach already! To keep the memory of our trip alive I will be having various seafood dishes this week and next...

Monday ~ shrimp and angel hair pasta with alfredo sauce, salad, bread

Tuesday ~ fish sticks, mac & cheese, salad

Wednesday ~ pot roast, mashed potatoes, corn, bread

Thursday ~ almond coconut tilapia, rice, tomato slices, bread

Friday ~ french toast, scrambled eggs, fruit

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!



I won't be posting much, if anything this week...cause we are on VACATION!!! If you are dying to know what is on sale at Mejier...you can check out Mommy Snacks. Later!


Hippos & pumpkins?

I just love this picture my hubby sent me. It was one of the most viewed photos on Yahoo earlier today. I bet this hippo would love my pumpkin bars!!! Caption: Fifteen year old Hippo Albert opens his mouth to catch a pumpkin fed to him in Cologne Zoo, western Germany, Thursday, October 2, 2008. (AP Photo/Roberto Pfeil)


Springfield Moms...

I am all about getting the most for my money so when there is a chance to use a coupon on something you know I am all over it! That is why I have www.springfieldmoms.org bookmarked on my laptop. Their Mom's Choice Directory has coupons for many businesses in the area. Whether you are in need of a chiropractor, hardware supplies, kids clothes or a new pair of shoes...check www.springfieldmoms.org first and you just might save some cents!

Pumpkin Pie Squares

For crust:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, oats and brown sugar. Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into bottom of an ungreased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

For filling:
1 15 oz can pumpkin
1 12 oz can evaporate milk
3 slightly beaten eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt

In a large bowl combine all filling ingredients and mix well. Pour over baked crust. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.

Cool for 1 hour and then chill 4 hours.

This is great served with whipped topping and a sprinkle of cinnamon!


Menu Plan Monday

I am sticking with an easy menu this week since we are leaving for vacation on Friday...trying to prepare meals that don't leave a bunch of leftovers.

Monday ~ pasta with pesto, salad, bread

Tuesday ~ $1 butter burgers (culver's)!

Wednesday ~ fish sticks, mac & cheese, salad

Thursday ~ french toast, scrambled eggs, fruit

Friday ~ leave for vaca!!!

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!


Meijer at a glance...10/5-10/11

It's a 10 for $10 with 11th item free sale at Meijer this week. You can see a list of those items over at Glimpse of Sonshine. Most of the items included in this deal are Meijer brand so not many coupon matches this time. Here are a few highlights...

Meijer gallon milk...$2.50

Meijer Kettle cooked chips...3/$5
$1 Mealbox cpn

Meijer MVP sport drink...3/$2
.50 cent Mealbox cpn

Knorr Pasta sides...$1
.75 cent on 2 10-15 RP

Glad Plugins gel warmer...$1
B1G1 Free coupon 9-14 SS or printable here

For more deals check out your local ad here!


It's National Card Making Day...

...so get out your supplies and start getting crafty!!! Here is a recent card I made...totally inspired by the top note die...

Creative Corner...scrap club

I am posting the entire spread of the first layout for September scrap club since I used Little Bits' birthday pics for it. We had a small party for her, inviting over a few of her friends. They all had such a great time playing and eating cupcakes!!! I still can't believe my little baby is ONE!

Remember to check out Jamie's pages over at her blog too.


Creative Corner...Limelight Sketch Challenge

It's time for another Limelight Sketch Challenge! I had fun with this one...didn't have much in the way of Halloween themed items so I had to get creative. Here is what I came up with...

Check out the details on how to enter this challenge here.

Stamps ~ SU's Little Layers II and Hero Arts Happy Birthday stamp
Paper ~ ivory, pumpkin pie, old olive, DCWV fall combo stack 2
Ink ~ pumpkin pie, old olive, & chocolate chip markers
Accessories ~ foam brackets, felt rickrack, American Crafts glitter marker, pop dots, scallop punch, circle cutter

Deals of the Day...Kmart

My friend Jamie and I met up for some bargain shopping this morning. We had heard Kmart was offering double coupons this week so we decided to check it out. Our store wasn't officially participating but they would honor it for us if we checked out through customer service. I was able to find a few good deals...

Kotex: $1.29 -$1 - $1 = FREE plus .71 cent overage

Dove Shampoo: $3.99 - $2 - $2 = .01 cent overage

Sunsilk styling product: $3.00 - $1.50 - $1.59 = FREE

Olay cleansing cloths: $5.39 - $1 - $1 = $3.39

Cut-rite wax paper: $1.69 - .50 - .50 = .69 cents

M&M's (2 bags): $4.00($2x2) - .50 -.50 = $3.00

I spent a total of $6.36 for the above items! With no coupons it would have cost me...$19.36...yeah for double coupons!!!


The weather is getting cooler but you know what that means...cold and flu season is just around the corner. Here are a couple samples you might want to request that could help you battle those winter colds!

Free sample of Theraflu

Free sample of Emergen-C

Free sample of Airborne