Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ pasta, salad, bread

Tuesday ~ italian beef, chips, carrots, pickles

Wednesday ~ tilapia, ramen noodles, green beans, bread

Thursday ~ leftovers

Friday ~ crock pot chicken fajitas, refried beans, apple slices

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!


and the winners are...

Winner of the Café Groove CD is JenMarie....she said...

I'm always looking for new music!
Think I'd like the Cafe Groove CD the best.
My FAVE Tgiving food... sweet potato casserole WITH MARSHMALLOWS!!

Winner of the Calling all kids CD is Jamie...she said...

oooo, awesome! man, either one would be great. hmmmmm..... oh, i love to eat um...oh no...i love to shop and stamp, that's right.

And everyone who entered will receive a code to download Dig Music Volume 2 for FREE! Thanks for entering the Black Friday giveaway! Enjoy your new music!



Take a break from your day to think about what you are thankful for...

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”- Colossians 3:17


Black Friday Giveaways!!!

Thanksgiving is almost here!!! I just love spending time with family and having great food to eat...turkey, dressing and gma's sweet potatoes!!! Thanksgiving also brings sales...Black Friday to be exact. I plan to do quite a bit of shopping and hope to score some great deals!

I thought I would share some Black Friday fun with all of you...{that you don't have to get out at 5 am for!!!}. I have 2 Meijer exclusive music CD's and some codes for a free CD download to giveaway. {The CDs retail for $9.99 in the store.}

Café Groove...new music coffee shop style...fresh music to pep up your day.

Calling all kids...13 kids songs of love, friendship, family, play and sunshine. These are original songs written by Jeff Daniels, The Verve Pipe, Jules Anna Jones and more. {Little Bit loves to dance to this CD!}

Dig Music Volume 2....Meijer and M-Note Music bring you FREE MUSIC from artists such as The Thermals, Street Dogs, Winter Gloves and others.

TO ENTER....leave a comment saying your favorite Thanksgiving food or tradition! Also let me know which CD you would be more interested in. If you are a new or current subscriber to my blog leave an additional comment letting me know for another entry. You have through Saturday, November 28th to enter. I will post the winners on Sunday!


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ soup, pitas, apple slices

Tuesday ~ pizza, salad, corn

Wednesday ~ tilapia, ramen noodles, green beans, rolls

Thursday ~ happy thanksgiving!!!

Friday ~ more thanksgiving...

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!


Meijer at a glance... 11/22 - 11/28

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!

Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables (10-12 oz)... $1
$.35 in the 11/15 SS
$.50/2 Printable at Coupons.com

Healthy Choice Frozen Meals or Cafe Steamers... $2.49
$2 Printable here

Keebler Club Crackers, Town House or Grahams... $1.99
$1/2 in the 11/1 RP
$1/2 Printable here

Nestle Toll House Morsels (11-12 oz)... $1.99
$1 in the 10/11 SS
$1 in the 11/1 SS
$1 in the November
All You
$.50/2 Printable here
$1/6 via Meijer Mealbox

Martha White Muffin Mix (7-7.4 oz)... $.88
$1/4 in the 8/9 RP
$1/4 in the 11/8 RP

Coke or Pepsi 24 Pk Cans... $4.96

Daisy Sour Cream (16 oz)... $1.49
$.50 in the 11/15 SS

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits.. $.99
$.30/2 Printable at Coupons.com, SmartSource AND CoolSavings
$1 Printable here
$.55/2 in the 9/13 GM
$.30/2 in the 11/22 SS

International Delight Coffee Creamer (16 oz)... $1.64
$1 Printable here

Black Friday Ads...

I don't really enjoy waiting in lines for hours but I do enjoy Black Friday shopping! The day after Thanksgiving is a day I look forward to all year. It is a day that just my mom and I get together and go out shopping....kid free...and enjoy a day of bargains! We can just browse at our leisure and snag some deals if possible.

Check out the Black Friday ad scans to see what awesome deals you might want to shop for!


Creative Corner...{thank you}

I just love using the curly label punch! I also made some similar cards with the "Merry Christmas" stamp from the same set.

Paper ~
kraft, ruby red, su autumn meadows dp
Stamps ~ su cute & curly
Ink ~ ruby
Accessories ~
curly label punch, button, pop dots, paper piercing, corner rounder


Fun with Pumpkins!

What a fun fall we have been having! Our activities last month mainly focused on PUMPKINS, but had an overall fall theme. We have been taking advantage of the wonderful weather by getting outside and playing as much as possible. Little Bit loves the park, taking family walks and playing in the leaves!

pick and carve a pumpkin...we visited a pumpkin patch, picked out a pumpkin and carved it!
pumpkin plate...orange plate with black construction paper shapes cut out to make a face

number leaves...I numbered silk leaves {dollar section at Target} from 1-9...she loves counting them and throwing them up in the air!

coloring...free handed a tree with stamped leaves all over it

outside time...park, park and more park!

pumpkin seeds {roasted seeds we removed from the pumpkin!}
pumpkin cake

Five Little Pumpkins by Iris Van Rynbach
Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara
Fall Leaves Fall! by Zoe Hall

{utilize your local library for reading material!!!}


Menu Plan Monday

OK...marmalade pork was really good!...but it too way longer to get cooked than the recipe said...boo. Our week changed some last week, so a couple items have moved to this week.

Monday ~ take out

Tuesday ~ ham & beans, corn bread

Wednesday ~ pita pizzas, salad, apple slices

Thursday ~ chicken patties, mac & cheese, homemade fries

Friday ~ roast beef/swiss paninis, chips, pickles

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!


Meijer at a glance... 11/15 - 11/21

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!

Meijer Gallon Milk... $1.75

Meijer Dozen Eggs... $.89

Del Monte Vegetables (11-15.25 oz)... $.69
$1/8 in the 11/15 RP

Campbell’s Cream Soups (10.75 0z)... $.58
$1/4 Printable here

Swanson Broth (14.5 oz)... $.59
$.25/4 in the 11/8 SS

Kraft Shredded, Cubed, Crumbles or Stick Cheeses (5-8 oz)... $1.67
$.75/2 in the September Kraft Food & Family
$1/2 in the 10/18 SS

$1.69 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter {I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter Sticks: Buy 1, receive a $2 Catalina.}
$1/2 in the 9/13 RP
$1 in the 11/15 RP
$.75 Printable here
PLUS $1/2 via Meijer Mealbox

Wish Bone Salad Dressing (16 oz)... $1.39
$1.25/2 in the 10/4 RP
$1.25/2 Printable at RedPlum
PLUS $1/2 via Meijer Mealbox

Huggies Diapers or Training Pants (Jumbo Pk)... $8.99
$1 in the 10/25 SS
$2 Printable at Coupons.com


Free photo cards!

If you are like me, you have a list of holiday "to do's" that is a mile long. Well on Monday I got one of my items crossed off my list. Christmas cards...check! All due to this deal that is TOO awesome for you to pass up! SeeHere.com by Fujifilm and Freebies 4 Mom have teamed up to offer readers of her blog 50 FREE photo cards...you don't even have to pay any shipping! Check out her blog for the coupon code and more details on this fab deal! I designed and ordered my cards on Monday and recieved them today!!! Now if getting them addressed were only that easy!

If you are new to SeeHere.com you can also get 100 FREE prints when you sign up for a new account using the coupon code you are provided in a welcome email. {Freebies 4 Mom says the prints need to be ordered separately from the 50 free photo cards and shipping will apply to those.}


Creative Corner...Scrap Club

It's time for another scrap club layout....October. The title for this month was "treat". I hand wrote "trick or" in front of it...great for our Halloween pics!


Menu Plan Monday

It's a new week with some new recipes! There is some orange marmalade in the fridge that we aren't using up too fast...so I am going to try a recipe using it with a pork tenderloin from the freezer. Also, I have never made ham & beans before....so I thought I would give that a whirl. Will let you know how these bad boys turn out!

Monday ~ crock pot chicken & dumplings, harvest potatoes, corn

Tuesday ~ creamy mushroom & chicken soup, salad, bread

Wednesday ~ marmalade pork tenderloin, green beans, rice

Thursday ~ pita pizzas, salad, apple slices

Friday ~ ham & beans, corn bread

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!

Meijer at a glance... 11/08 - 11/14

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!

Meijer Organics Whole White or Mini Bella Mushrooms... $1.50

Apples {select varieties}... $.99/lb

Shedd’s Country Crock Spread... $1.51
$.40 in the 9/20 RP

Totino’s Pizza Rolls... $1
$.40/2 in the 9/13 GM
$1/5 in the 10/4 GM

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix... $1.79
{Buy any 3 Betty Crocker Baking Mixes or Frosting, receive a Catalina for a FREE Meijer Dozen Large Eggs to use on your next shopping visit.}
$.40 Printable at Coupons.com, SmartSource AND CoolSavings {print 2 at each site}
$.40 Printable here
$1/2 via Meijer Mealbox

General Mills Cereal... $2.89
Includes: Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Honey Nut Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Multi Grain Cheerios, Wheaties, Frosted Cheerios, Cookie Crisp, Cocoa Puffs
$1/2 in the 11/1 SS Insert (exp 12/19)
$1/2 Printable here
$.75 Printable at Coupons.com
$.55 Cinnamon Toast Crunch Printable here

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel or Scrambles... $1.99
$.55/2 in the 9/13 GM
$1 Printable here

Snuggle Fabric Softeners...
$3 in the 10/4 RP
$1 Printable at Coupons.com


Creative Corner...EtsyInspired Challenge #60

Here is my first go at an EtsyInspired Challenge. This week's EtsyInspired shop is Vivikas. She has the cutest little felt owls! I just love them!!! I chose this one as my inspiration...but they are all darling!

Paper ~
white, saffron, k&company dp
Stamps ~ studio g owl stamp
Ink ~ black, copics, saffron marker
Accessories ~
modern label punch, rhinestones, pop dots



November 16-23, 2009, Jessica Sprague will be hosting a free online digital scrapbooking class on holiday digital scrapbooking. Go here for more information.

Try a free sample of Breathe Right nose strips click here.

Go here to choose a free sample of either Dove Heat Defense Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner or Dove Intense Damage Shampoo and Conditioner.

Go here to request your free sample of Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew courtesy of Wal-Mart.


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ hot dogs, zucchini fries, mac & cheese

Tuesday ~ take out

Wednesday ~ orange ginger tilapia, rice, corn, bread

Thursday ~ meatloaf, green beans, mashed potatoes, bread

Friday ~ leftover buffet

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!


Meijer at a glance... 11/01 - 11/07

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... $1.75

Ore-Ida Potatoes... $2.49
{Includes: Battered Potatoes, Crunchies, Twirls, Zesties, Texas Crispers, Waffle Fries, Country Fires or Roasted}
$1.50/ 2 in the 9/27 SS
PLUS $1 on 3 via Meijer Mealbox

Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks (10 oz)... $1.49
$.75 Farm Rich Printable here

Super Pretzel (9-13 oz)... $1.49
$.50 in the 9/27 RP
$.50 Printable at RedPlum

General Mills Cereals... $2.29
{Includes: Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Honey Nut Cheerios or Fruity Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Banana Nut Cheerios}
Several Printables at Coupons.com

Honey Bunches of Oats...$1.99
$2 Honey Bunches of Oats Printable here

Kellogg’s Cereals... $2.99
{Includes: Complete Bran Flakes, Crispix, Bran Buds, Corn Pops, Frosted Mini Wheats, Corn Flakes, Special K, Raisin Bran Crunch}
$1 Special K Printable at Coupons.com
$1 Corn Flakes Printable at Coupons.com
$1.50/2 Printable at RedPlum
$1 Printables here

Quaker Old Fashioned Oats (42 oz)... $2.49
$1.25 /2 in the 8/30 RP
PLUS $1/2 via Meijer Mealbox

Sargento Shredded Cheese (8 oz)... $1.79
$.55 in the November All You

Arr, matey...

Here is my little pirate sweety! Little Bit really had a great time dressing up and getting CANDY! We attended our local farmer's market, Toys R Us and the mall. It was fun hearing her say "trick or treat" and be so excited about a tootsie roll!!!