Creative Corner...Card

My friend Jennifer sent me this stamped image and I just think it is too cute! I colored it to go with this awesome designer paper, Sweet Always from Stampin Up...one of my favorites! The color combo of it is just yummo! What a great birthday card this will make.

Paper ~ white, pumpkin pie, choc. chip
, SU dp
Stamps ~ Stampendous Changito Cake
Ink ~ black ink, copics
Accessories ~ ribbon, felt flower, chocolate pearls, circle punch


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ pasta, salad, bread

Tuesday ~ chicken caesar burgers, tater tots, corn

Wednesday ~ parmesan crusted pork chops, crock pot veggies, bread

Thursday ~ teriyaki beef steak, roasted asparagus, ramen noodles, bread

Friday ~ crock pot hawaiian chicken, rice

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!


Meijer at a glance...3/29 - 4/04

Here are just a few of the deals at Meijer this week. Be sure to check out the Meijer Mealbox for extra savings on various items. Also, for more deals check out your local ad here!

Tropicana Trop 50 Orange Juice... 2/$5
$1/2 from Meijer Mealbox
$1/1 from the 3/15 RP

Breakstones Sour Cream... .99 cents
$0.55/1 from the 3/29 SS

Domino Sugar 5 lb... 2/$5
$0.35/1 from the 1/25 SS

Meijer Shredded Cheese... $1.50

Land O Lakes Butter... $1.25
$.55 Printable here

Ortega Products 20% OFF
$.75 from the 1/18 SS
$1/4 from Meijer Mealbox

Nabisco Teddy Grahams, Newtons, Nilla Wafers, Nutter Butter... $2.50
$1/2 from the 3/1 SS

All Laundry Detergent... $3.50
$.45 from coupons.com


Creative Corner...Scrap Cards

Ok, so I had leftovers from the February scrap club kit. Why put them in my scrap bin and let them be forgotten...instead I made 2 cards with them. Here is what I came up with...



Walmart is at it again. Here are a couple of new samples they have to offer...

Free sample of Old Spice body wash

Free sample of Zyrtec

...and a few other samples...

Free sample of Northwest Aromatics Oils

Free sample of Eucerin


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ leftover salmon, salad, corn, bread

Tuesday ~ lemon parsley chicken, zucchini, mashed potatoes, bread

Wednesday ~ deer meat sloppy joes, green beans, ramen noodles

Thursday ~ almond coconut tilapia, salad, mac & cheese

Friday ~ pita pizzas, salad, fruit

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!


Creative Corner...Card Challenges

Aren't those little bees just the cutest?! I made this card for 2 challenges. The first one is the Limelight Sketch Challenge. You have a sketch to follow and it had to include an element that was fuzzy. The closest fuzzy thing I could find in my stash were some fibers. Next, is the Crafty Goings On challenge...to make a project using a colored in image. That is where those cute little bees come in!

Paper ~ white, summer sun
, SU dp
Stamps ~ Stampendous Bee trio
Ink ~ black ink, copics
Accessories ~ fibers, scallop punch, circle punch

Meijer at a glance...3/22 - 3/28

Here are just a few of the deals at Meijer this week. Be sure to check out the Meijer Mealbox for extra savings on various items. Also, for more deals check out your local ad here!

Meijer Gallon Milk... $1.97

Seedless Grapes... .99 cents/lb.

Blue Bonnet Spread... .69 cents

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars... $2.50
$1/2 from the 3/8 RP or $1/2 here

Select Nabisco Cookies and Crackers... $2.50 {FREE Gallon of Milk wyb 2}
$2/2 Ritz from the 1/25 RP
$1/2 Mac & Cheese Crackers from the 3/1 SS
$1/3 Oreos from Meijer Mealbox

Kellogg's Catalina Deal {coupon will print for free gallon on your next visit}
Buy 3 Boxes of Cereal, get FREE Gallon of Milk
Buy 5 Boxes of Cereal, get 2 FREE Gallons of Milk
Buy 7 Boxes of Cereal, get 3 FREE Gallons of Milk

Kellogg's Cereal (Rice Krispies, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Cocoa Krispies, Pops Chocolate Peanut Butter)... $2.00
$1 from the 2/22 RP

Kellogg's Pop Tarts... 4/$6
$1/2 from the 2/22 RP
$.55 Printable here

Heinz Ketchup... $1.67
$1/2 from Meijer Mealbox


Free Thomas the Train at Toys R Us...

Saturday and Sunday (3/21-3/22), you can get a free Thomas the Train Tank at your local Toys R Us. All you need to do is visit the store and present this coupon...no additional purchase is required! Get your choice of Thomas the Tank Engine, Lights & Sound Percy, Sir Handel or Peter Sam.

Also, if you stop by between 12-2 on Saturday your kids can enjoy some special activities and freebies in celebration of the Little People 50th Birthday.


Creative Corner...Scrap Club

I know March is almost over but here is my February scrap club layout! I really love these pictures of Little Bit so I was happy to showcase them on this layout! To check out Jamie's samples or for info on joining scrap club stop by Jamie's blog.

Deals of the Day...Target

Here are a few highlights of the Target deals this week...

GE Energy-Saving Light Bulbs--on sale for $1
Use $1/1 coupon here

Pepsi products (12 pks) 4 for $11
Use the buy 3 get one free coupon from here, IE or Firefox
On several 12 packs at Target there were buy 3 get one free
...So 4 packs for $5.50!

Gerber Graduates 3/$5
Purchase 6 for a total of $10
Use the $2/6 coupon from the 1/4 SS

Johnson's Soap Buddies priced around $1
Use this $3 off 3 Johnson's and Johnson's product coupon
Or use $1/1 coupon from here!

Motts Applesauce (cups)--$1.69 each
Use $1/1 Target coupon here
Stack with $0.55/1 here

Pledge furniture care product
Use the $1.25 coupon from the 2/22 SS or the $2 or $3/2 coupon from here
Plus use the $1 Target coupon from here

Buy 5 Quaker products, Get $5 Target gift card--Includes: 8- to 12-ct. Instant Oatmeal or Oatmeal-to-Go bars ($2.50); 5-ct. Fiber & Omega-3 bars ($2.50); 16-oz. Quaker Squares ($2.50); 10-ct. Quaker Chewy Bars ($2); 6-ct. Quaker Rice Cakes ($2)

There were numerous coupons for these items in the 1/4, 1/18, 2/4, and 3/8 Red Plum inserts. There are also $1/1 coupons here. Also, inside some boxes of oatmeal there are coupons. I cut them out and plan to do this deal again!


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ deer steaks, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread

Tuesday ~ dinner out

Wednesday ~ honey coconut salmon, salad, corn, bread

Thursday ~ pasta, salad, bread

Friday ~ crock pot hawaiian chicken, rice, salad

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!

Meijer at a glance...3/15 - 3/21

Here are just a few of the deals at Meijer this week. Be sure to check out the Meijer Mealbox for extra savings on various items. Also, for more deals check out your local ad here!

Dean's Ice Cream 1/2 OFF

$1/2 from Meijer Mealbox

Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Gushers, Roll Ups or Stickerz... $1.67
$.50 from the 2/1 SS
$.50/2 from the 3/8 SS Insert
$.75/2 Printable here

Chi-Chi's Salsa 16 oz... $1.25
$1/2 from the 12/7 SS

Kellogg's Cereal... $2.50
$1 from the 2/22 RP
$1 Frosted Flakes Printable here
$1/2 Jumbo Rice Krispies from Meijer Mealbox

Nestle Cooke Dough... $2.00
$1 Printable here

Toaster Strudels or Scrambles
... $1.88
$.35 from the 2/8 SS

Glade PlugIns or Lasting Impressions Scented Oil Refill Twin Pks... $3.99
$1 from the 2/8 SS
FREE Warmer wyb Oil Twin Refill from the 3/15 SS
$2/2 Refill Packs from the 3/15 SS Insert
$3 in the March All You (6/27)
B1G1 FREE Printable here
$1/2 from Meijer Mealbox
$1 Lasting Impressions from Meijer Mealbox

Buy any 3 Dove Products, get a $3 Catalina. Limit 1 Per Transaction

10 for $10 get the 11th Item FREE. Check your add for all items included.

Aunt Millie's Bread or Buns

$.35 from the 1/11 RP

Gerber 2nd Food 2 pack

$1/4 from the 1/4 SS

Fresh Strawberries 1 pound container

Betty Crocker Potatoes
$.40 Printable here

$.25 from the 1/4 SS

Crest or Aquafresh Toothpaste
$.50 on Crest (4.2 oz) from the 3/15 P&G


Creative Corner...Limelight Sketch Challenge

Ok, so I made this card for the Limelight Sketch Challenge but I forgot to post it in time. I used a cute little hippo stamp...so I had to post it anyway!

Paper ~ white, apricot dp, lovely lilac cardstock
Stamps ~ Stamping Bella hippo, words from "all year cheer"...SU
Ink ~ black ink, copics, lilac SU marker
Accessories ~ rhinestone, flower, ric rac

Deals of the Day...Walgreens

Walgreens has some great deals to be had this week! I had great coupons and $3 RR that helped lower my total of the items pictured to only $2.43....plus I received a $4 RR so I actually made money!

Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste--$3.49
Use $1.50/1 from March All You magazine or this $1/1 internet printable coupon
Use $2.50/1 coupon from the March Easysaver Catalog
Free plus up to $0.51 in overage after coupons

Garnier Fructis Hair Care--$2.99
Use $1/1 manufacturer's coupon from 2/8 Red Plum insert
Use $2/1 from March Easysaver catalog
Free after coupons

Buy 1 Gillette Fusion Gamer at $8.99, Get $4 in Register Rewards
Use $4/1 coupon from 2/8 P&G insert
$0.99 each after coupon and Register Rewards

I wanted to do this diaper deal too but they were out of Huggies...so I will try another Walgreens when I am out later this week.

Buy $25 in participating Kimberly-Clark products, Get $10 in Register Rewards
Includes: Huggies Jumbo packs of diapers or training pants--$10; Huggies baby wipes--$6; Kotex--2 for $6; Scott or Cottonelle--$7; Poise or Depends--$12; Kleenex facial care--3 for $4.

Check out more Walgreens deals at Money Saving Mom.


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ hobo meatball stew, salad, bread

Tuesday ~ almond coconut tilapia, salad, corn, bread

Wednesday ~ deer steaks, mashed potatoes, salad, bread

Thursday ~ scrambled eggs, english muffins, fruit

Friday ~ dinner out

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!

Meijer at a glance...3/08 - 3/14

Here are just a few of the deals at Meijer this week. Be sure to check out the Meijer Mealbox for extra savings on various items. Also, for more deals check out your local ad here!

Aunt Millie's Bread
... $1.50
$.35 in the 1/11 RP

Goldfish Crackers... 3/$5

All Laundry Detergent
... $3.49
$1 in the March All You

10 for $10 get the 11th item FREE
! Here are just a few so be sure to check your ad for all participating items...

Quaker Rice Cakes
$1 in the 1/18 RP

Zatarins Rice

Ziploc Baggies
$1.50 on 2 in the February All You or $1 on 2 Printable here

Aunt Millie's English Muffin
$.35 in the 1/11 RP

Sunny D

Betty Crocker Brownie Mix
$.75/2 from 2/8 SS

2 Liter Pepsi, Sobe or Mt Dew AMP energy Drinks


Huggies Coupons...

If you are a parent of a young child you are probably thrilled when you come across diaper coupons. Well, coupons.com has 2 high value ones available to print right now!!! Go print your coupons to Save $5.00 on any one Huggies Gentle Care diaper product (sizes preemie thru 2) and Save $3.00 on any one Huggies Natural Fit diaper product (sizes 3 thru 6). There is no limitation on the size package you purchase - so yes you can use these coupons on a Jumbo size! You can print two of each coupon.

If you don't need any diapers right now, be sure to check out what other products in the Gentle Care and Natural Fit line are available. One example is at Target...a 184-count package of Huggies Gentle Care Sensitive Wipes for $5.99. Use the $5/1 coupon to get them for $0.99 per package.

Starting March 8, 2009, it is reported that Walgreens will have a Register Reward promotion on Huggies diapers...so keep your eyes peeled!


Cheesy Meatball Subs

I have received several comments about the meatball subs I posted on my menu for this week so I thought I would share the recipe. It is totally easy but oh so yummo!

1 cup spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
20-30 frozen cooked meatballs
4 crusty sandwich buns, split
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Combine spaghetti sauce, water, parmesan cheese and meatballs in large skillet. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 8 minutes or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally. Spoon into buns; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

*I like to toast the buns a little, so I put in preheated 400 degree oven for about 3-5 minutes.


Deals of the Day...CVS, Walgreens

I haven't taken advantage of any CVS deals lately but when I saw that Pampers were on sale for $10 this week I decided to jump back on the CVS train!

Spend $20 on Pampers/Playskool Products, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)
So I bought 2 Pampers Cruisers $10 each, used $2 ECB I received from taking a survey, and 2 coupons...I've seen $1.00, $1.50 and $2.00 (from P&G rebate booklet) out there...and got 5 ECBs back! The diapers came out to be $4.75 per pack after coupons and ECBs! Yeah! I love a good diaper deal.

Walgreens also has their store brand of diapers on sale this week for $4.50 per pack. I haven't tried them in a while so for that price I thought I would give them a shot. Check out Money Saving Mom for other great deals you could snag at Walgreens and CVS this week.


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ chicken caesar burgers, tater tots, corn, salad

Tuesday ~ pork fajitas, chips & queso, fruit

Wednesday ~ deer steaks, mashed potatoes, corn, bread

Thursday ~ scrambled eggs, biscuits, fruit

Friday ~ meatball subs, green beans, fruit

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!

Meijer at a glance...3/01 - 3/07

Meijer gallon of milk... 2/$4

Kellogg's Cereal or Nutri-Grain Bars (select varieties)... 3/$6
Buy Any 3 Kellogg's Cereal or Nutri-Grain Bars Get 3 Dannon Yogurt FREE

Meijer 8oz shredded cheese... 4/$6

Kraft MacNCheese... 10/$5

Peaches/nectarines/plums... .99 cents/lb

Quaker Oatmeal... 4/$9
$1/2 coup from recent RP

Barilla pasta... $.88

Pillsbury crescent rolls... 4/$6

Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce... 5/$5

Nature's Goodness 1st and 3rd Foods... 3/.99 cents

Chex cereal... 2/$4
$.75 from recent insert

Be sure to check out the Meijer Mealbox for extra savings on various items. Also, for more deals check out your local ad here!