Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mailbox Round Up

Here's what came in the mail last week:

Magazines (all free):
Wine Spectator (have a great stack of these for my cousin...)
Forbes (2 issues)
Business Week
Voice of the Martyrs
Globetrotting (it's more of a travel brochure...)
Jane Austen: Christian Encounters (to review for Book Sneeze)
Gooseberry Patch Breakfast and Brunch cook book


Similac $5 Formula Check
Good Start Rebate of $22.50 (for Christmas Fund)
Pinecone Research $3 (for Christmas Fund)
Free DiGiorno 200 Calorie from Kraft First Taste
$1 off Fruit chews (not sure, but I think from Vocalpoint)
Kashi Free Product and 3 $1.50 off product (from Vocalpoint)
3 $1 off Kotex (came with samples, makes free packs at Wal Mart!)

Kashi Warm Cinnamon Cereal (from Vocalpoint)
Kleenex (from Costco, great for diaper bag!)
First Period Kit (contains pads, tampon and wipes in a super cute bag...going into diaper bag)
Kotex Tampons
Lee Jeans (free from Facebook promotion)

Giveaway Wins:
Country Bobs (from Happy Mom of 5...she has a super giveaway going now!)
Wilton Heart Shaped Pan (from Cake Mom...has a cute re-usable bag giveaway now!)

Proud to be part of Mailbox Monday on A Frugal Friend. Debra is awesome for hosting this weekly. Stop by and see what others have been getting in the mail!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Are you #50?

If you're my 50th'll get an extra entry into my giveaway. Leave a comment here to let me know it's you...


Don't forget to enter the Shushybye Sleepover Surprise Giveaway! The winner will receive a book with CD and hopefully more sleep for their kiddo! Giveaway ends tomorrow at 10PM CST.

Mindfield Surveys

Since my "check up" post, I've had several people ask me if Mindfield is worth the time. Here's a screen capture from my account:
I've been cashing out every time I hit the $5 threshold. And I have a survey in my inbox for $4 (if I qualify). So, yes Mindfield is worth the time. Click here to get signed up.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

True Confessions: How Thrifty am I?

This is part of a conversation started by Coupon Teacher:

1.  Do you use coupons to save over 50% or more on your groceries?  I have trouble getting to 50% because of formula and Pull-Ups, but I get close!

2. Do you reuse paper products like foil, plastic baggies, or plastic utensils?  I do not, but I do save ketchup packets from fast food meals.

3. Do you buy things like clothes, home goods, or entertainment items for full price? I try not to, but as fast as these kiddos are growing and as fast as I'm losing the baby weight, it's really hard!. 

4. Do you eat out more than once a week?  We do. I'm too tired sometimes and the kiddos don't cooperate sometimes. I consider it a sanity saver.

5. Do you feel an obligation to take free samples or toiletries in hotels? I don't stay in hotels if I can help it. But when I do, I load up!

6. Do you send in more than one mail-in rebate a month? I forget about rebates. I'm working on a system to remember though.

7. Do you feel an obligation or need to stop at every yard sale you pass? I do not, but I do break my neck looking...

8. Do you recycle items on Freecycle or for money? I used to, but I got upset with my local group members asking for things like theme par tickets and money and all-out rudeness if they didn't get the item I posted. I try to find people who need things and help that way.

9. Have you lowered all your bills to the smallest amount you can pay for acceptable services? I'm working on it. There's something in this house sucking electricity though.

10.  Have you figured out the best way to save money is to spend less and stretch all you have as far as you can? Working on that too. I'm learning I don't have to work so hard.

Weekend Coupon Preview

Go HERE to see the coupon preview for this weekend!

Swagbucks Turns 2!!!

Happy Birthday SwagBucks! And how sweet, we get the gifts!

Not using SwagBucks?
Well then go HERE to get signed up! You earn points, which are increased as part of the new site design, by searching, doing special offers and shopping through their site. The rewards are pretty great. I've redeemed for a magazine subscription and about $15 in Amazon credit. There is a whole store though!

Just for signing up, you get 20 SwagBucks

Here's how to earn points:
  • Download one of the Swag Bucks browser plugins to earn for the searches you normally do.
  • Follow @SwagBucks on Twitter for updates on new Swag Codes. (enter these in the left-hand column on your Swag Bucks account page)
  • Read the Swag Bucks blog for updates on new features as well as info on Swag Codes.
  • Shop through Swag Bucks to earn SB on purchases.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Oh Good Grief!

I was just checking out 1SaleaDay and this is the deal of the day:


Comprised of the Ultimate Ernest and Maximum Ernest DVD sets, this collection showcases the finest stints of Ernest P. Worrell. If you’ve forgotten how much fun his character is – these DVDs will quickly remind you by revisiting his old commercials, TV shows, and movies. Want to laugh even harder? There’s bonus outtakes and behind the scenes footage included!

Follow Ernest in all his troublesome travails. From Africa to the army to hilarious 80’s commercials, this collection is unbeatable. Know whut I mean?

Set Includes:
Ernest Goes to Africa
Ernest’s Greatest Hits I
Ernest’s Greatest Hits II
Ernest in the Army
Hey Vern! It’s My Family Album
Your World As I See It
Wow! For free!!! Good grief! Would make a good gag gift at Christmas though...hmmm....

I love my postal guy and UPS guy!

As I was typing that last post, UPS brought me two boxes...can't wait to open them!

2 month check up

Okay, I told you before that I was saving all my survey money which comes in cash for birthdays and Christmas. So, how am I doing? So far this year I have $40 in cash, a $10 CVS card, a $10 Wal Mart Card and a $20 Target card in the Christmas fund. I also have two $10 Chili's cards, which will be used as gifts for someone... Oh, and I cashed out recently (and am just waiting for the checks) two at $10 and one at $26 and another at $44!

I also told you that I'm saving my Amazon credits for this stroller. Graco Vie4 Stroller, Betsey(Well, the blue and brown version, not the pink one...) So, that's going well too. I'm just under $64 saved up towards it! And I have a $10 credit which I'm waiting for the code to come in!

So, how am I doing all this???

MySurvey (I'll have to email you a link)
Opinion Outpost
Reward Port Surveys
Synovate/Global Opinion Panels

Daily Survey Panel
InBox Dollars (banner on right hand side)

MyPoints(I can email you a link)
Reward Port (not the same as the survey site, I'll have to email an invite)

And to be perfectly honest, I've really backed off the surveys the past few weeks. I should have more saved up!

Super Diaper Stock-Up Deal

Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Baby Diapers, Stage 2 (12-18 Lbs.), Case of 160 Diapers [Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging] 
Amazon has the Seventh Generation diapers on sale right now! They're priced at $39.99, but you can save an additional 15% with subscribe and save (which you can cancel anytime...), which makes a pack of 160 size 2 diapers $33.99 or $0.21 each! This is a pretty good price for an "environmentally friendlier" diaper which happens to work really well! You also get free shipping!

Pampers Swaddlers, Size 2, Economy Plus Pack, 184 Swaddlers 
Another GREAT deal is on Pampers Swaddlers (I check size 2 prices since I have enough 1s for a few months...thanks to great diaper showers!) Size 2. The pack of 184 is on sale for $40.49, but with the Subscribe and Save the price is $34.42, or $0.19 each!!!

Huggies Snug & Dry High Count Diapers, Size 1/2, 228 Diapers
The best deal I'm seeing on Huggies is for the Snug and Dry, Size 1-2. They're on sale for $39.99 for a box of 228, but with the Subscribe and Save, you get the box for $33.99, or $0.15 each diaper! If I weren't saving up my Amazon credit for a stroller, I'd be getting these!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Just need 10 more!

Remember, if we get up to 50 followers by the end of the month, I'll host a special giveaway!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Mail Box Round Up

Here's what came in the mail last week:
Magazines (all free!):
Business Week
Family Fun (thanks Swagbucks)
Marie Claire (from RecycleBank)
Garden Design
U.S. News and World Report
Baby Talk
Weight Watchers

Other Things:
Crayola Tadoodles (bought for free from 1SaleADay)
All Is Forgiven and Sane Fitness Cards (giveaway win from Traveling Mom)
Revolution in World Missions (from Gospel for Asia)

Dream Water
Kotex Pad/Liner Assortment (with $1/1 coupon! Free package at Wal Mart!!!)
Mariani Plums
Parent's Choice formula
Luvs diaper (with $2 off coupon!)
Playtex tampon samples (think there's a coupon in there...)
Chandra skin care samples (no idea where this came from!)
Uni Ball pen (love how it writes!)
FREE Excedrin

Other Goodies:
2 $10 Chili's Gift cards from My Points (date night!)
How did you do?

Proud to be part of Mailbox Monday on A Frugal Friend. Debra is awesome for hosting this weekly. Stop by and see what others have been getting in the mail!

Don't forget to enter my Shushybye giveaway HERE!

Take a little time to enjoy The View!

I've been chosen as a brand ambassador for The View! I'm so excited since I've been watching this show since it began (with a brief break during the Rosie time...) and I love, love, love it! Once a week, I'll get to tell you all about the latest news and happenings on the show!

Check back soon for more information and news!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Giveaway Extended

The Shushybye Sleepover Surprise book giveaway has been extended until the 28th. Click HERE to enter.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Cellfire Coupons

It occurred to me as I was sitting here getting my Kroger list ready for tomorrow that I need to remind you to check out Cellfire for the new coupons this month. These add directly to your shopping card and are good at the following stores: Kroger, Randall's, Safeway, Tom Thumb and many more. It's totally worth checking out if you either don't want to have to clip coupons or you want to "stack" coupons (use a paper and an e-coupon on the same item...they haven't figured out how to make it not do that yet...).

There are far too many to list! Go check it out HERE!!!

Don't pay for food Tuesday!

Wow, everyone is hopping to give us free food this Tuesday!

Jack in the Box is offering a FREE Grilled sandwich, when you buy a large drink. Be sure to check this link, there are some locations in TX which are excluded.

IHOP is offering FREE pancakes! They are asking for a donation to a charity. (Join IHOP to celebrate National Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., we'll give you one free short stack (three) of our famous buttermilk pancakes.* All we ask is that you consider making a donation to support local children's hospitals through Children's Miracle Network, or other local charities.)

I'd call ahead just to be sure your location is participating.

Mega Swag Bucks Today!

Today is Mega Swag Bucks Day! Over the past 5 and a half months, I've gotten one magazine subscription and $20 in Amazon credit just by searching with Swag Bucks!
Search & Win
Not sure what Swag Bucks is? Go here to check it out! You get 3 Bucks just for signing up! 

Just a note: The 2nd Swag Birthday is coming up! Get signed up before then and you'll be eligible for the special perks and rewards they're going to offer!

JC Penney Savings Newsletter

Sign up HERE for the JC Penney Savings Newsletter. It gives you online and in store coupons!
They send out a lot of $10 coupons. Rumor has it you get one just for signing up....

Post-It Sample and Coupon

You can get a Post It Sample and Coupon for the Durable Tabs HERE!

Sunday Coupon Preview

If you want to see what coupons are in this Sunday's paper, click HERE! Looks like a good weekend!

Super DVD Deals!

Just saw on Amazon that UP! is on sale today for $9.49 for the Widescreen Single Disc version!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I got a Blog Award!

Thank you Sarah at Cars, Trucks, and Teething Rings for giving me the Beautiful Blogger Award!

Here are the rules:

•Thank & link to the person that gave you the award.
•Pass this award onto 15 bloggers you’ve recently discovered and think are fantastic.
•Contact said Blogs and let them know they’ve won
•State 7 things about yourself

I've worked hard to make this blog useful. Glad to see it's helping!

The blogs I'm nominating are (I know it's not 15...):

Coupon Teacher
Coupon Gal
My Litter
Getting all my Ducks in a Row
Thankfully Thrifty
Money Saving Maine-iac
Life as a "CEO"

A Frugal Friend

Seven things about me:
1. Most of the time I'm blogging with one hand since my 10 week old refuses to be put down.
2. I hate fake words (ginormous is the worst!).
3. I can't handle both kids crying at once.
4. I'd eat a burger and fries for every meal if I could.
5. I am fast becoming a fan of curling!
6. If I take a nap during the day I cannot sleep at night.
7. I wish my town had more competition between grocery stores. We only have Wal Mart and HEB!

Shushybye Review and Giveaway (CLOSED)

Ever since our second child was born in December, our 3 year old has been battling us at bedtime. Every night, he gets out of bed and we have to put him back for about an hour until he finally settles. A few weeks ago, he started pulling the sheet off the bed. Then he added piling all his stuffed animals, slippers and the occasional book on the bed. This past week, he added taking off his jammies and diaper!

I received a copy of Shushybye Sleepover Surprise book with CD and the Close Your Eyes CD by the Shushybye Dream Band to review. I can’t tell you how ready I am for this to work!!!!!

Product Info: The wondrous world of Shushybye is capturing the hearts and imaginations of toddlers, preschoolers and adults alike!  Shushybye is the original dream-themed entertainment brand for preschoolers, encompassing a national television series on Baby First TV and Comcast VOD, a series of bedtime storybooks from St. Martin’s Press, music CDs from E1 Entertainment, toys and plush dolls, DVDs from PBS Video and sleep wear.

Established in 2004, The Shushybye Company developed and launched Shushybye to inspire children to look forward to sleep time during the day, and to help parents prepare their preschoolers for sleep at night.

It is in Shushybye where dreams are made for children by the Shushies. Children give the Shushies their dream wishes and they are delivered to them by the Shushybye Train as they fall asleep. After making the dreams, the Shushies gather in Pillow Park to dance to the music of the Shushybye Dream Band.

For more information, the Shushies invite you to visit Shushybye to meet the characters and learn more about products available.

Mom’s Initial impression: I put in the Shushybye Sleepover Surprise CD while my son was gone so I could hear it without him interrupting. The story is cute, but at 14 minutes long (with songs), it may be a little long. The narrator and character voices are soothing and the song tracks are great! The blues song is going to be used to get that last burst of pre-bedtime energy out! The lullaby is sweet and should help my kiddo drift off easily! The characters ae really cute too!

My only concern is that the CD showed up as one track. I won’t be able to just play the songs if I want to read the story to him. I’m also a little concerned about the train sound which signals you to turn the page. For my train-obsessed 3 year old, that would distract him!

The Close Your Eyes CD has 11 tracks for a total of 22 and a half minutes of play time. The first two songs are “poppy” and are very catchy! The third is jazzy/big bandy and sounds like Jailhouse Rock meets Rockin’ Robin. The rest of the tracks are just as good. There are several genres and all are well played! I think my son is going to enjoy this as well! I’m visualizing the Wiggles or the Imagination Movers as I listen. It’s on their level!

1st night reactions: My son was as keyed up as usual. We put the Shushybye Sleepover Surprise CD in to play and sat down to listen and read together. It held his attention for the entire time! By the end of the book, he knew the characters and asked me to play it again. He clapped when the characters in the book clapped and he made his happy-big-smile face when the characters were happy at the end. He said the music was “cool” and that he liked the songs. As soon as I explained the Dream Train to him, he was ready to brush his teeth and go to bed! That is usually a fight! We went into his room and he asked me to tell him the story again. He was very excited about the Dream Train (of course, he’s obsessed with trains...) coming to see him. He had his eyes closed and was quiet, and staying in bed. Oh, he thought the glow in the dark cover was pretty cool too! I had to prop it up on the dresser so he could see the stars!

An hour later, he’s sound asleep, still fully dressed, sheets on the bed, no extra stuffed animals!

I’d say the first night was a success!

2nd night reactions: This morning, he was still talking about the book and wanted to listen to the Close Your Eyes CD all day! He already knows most of the words to the first track, which he has played all day!

I’m hoping tonight will go as well as last night. Nap time today was the same as bedtime has been: getting out of bed, pulling off sheet/blanket and all his clothes. Plus, he’s keyed up since he’s been indoors all day.

Well, tonight wasn’t as smooth. It didn’t hold his attention as well. I tried playing the Shushybye Sleepover Surprise CD in his radio in his room and it wouldn’t read the disk. (Last night we used the computer to play it, went back to it tonight.) He got up twice and I caught him just before he removed his diaper. It’s an hour after starting bedtime and he’s still wide awake. And it sounds like the sheets are being pulled off right now...

3rd night reactions:
This morning, he told me the Dream Train woke him up! He’s still listening to the Close Your Eyes CD! He’s singing along and flying his airplanes (which is his highest compliment to a song) as he spins! We’re going to try skipping his nap today to see if maybe he’s just not tired at bedtime.

My husband did the routine with him tonight and it was smoother than last night. He only got up once. He had fun telling Daddy all about the Shushies! He did pull the sheet off and get up once, but he went down much easier tonight.

4th night reactions: He picked up the book on his own and requested we read it. My husband did the book without the CD just for a change. I think not having the upbeat music helped. He's sound asleep and the jammies and sheets are in place! We did listen to the Close Your Eyes CD all day again.

Buy It: You can purchase Shushybye Sleepover Surprise book with CD from Shushybye HERE.

Win It: Cara with Shushybye has generously offered one of my readers the Shushybye Sleepover Surprise book with CD.

Mandatory Entry: Go to the Shushybye web site and tell me one other product they have that I didn’t mention here. Be sure to leave a comment!

Additional Entries: Be sure to leave an extra comment for each entry method.
One entry -Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect. To follow me, click on the Follow Button on the right hand side of the page.
One entry - Tell me the funniest thing your child has done to keep from going to bed.
Three entries - Blog about this giveaway with a link both to this post and the Shushybye website. Leave a link so I can verify entry.

Giveaway Rules: Please be sure you read these before you start posting comments.
Winner will be chosen, with the True Random Number Generator ( Sunday, February 28 at 10 PM CST. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. All entries MUST have your email in them. To keep Spam Bots from snagging you, put your address like this: name(at)server(dot)com. Entries without an email will not count. Come back to see who won on March 1st!

All opinions and experiences in this post are honest and my own. I did receive a copy of the book and CD for review. I received no monetary compensation for this review nor were my opinions influenced by the generosity of the company. Thank you to Cara for choosing me to host this review and giveaway.

Let's Get to 50!

If we can get to 50 followers before the end of the month, there will be a super giveaway! Tell everyone you know!

Betty Crocker coupons

Betty Crocker has a new site HERE where you can get $0.75 off cake mix coupons! There are also $1 off mix and frosting, $0.50 off PAM cooking spray, $0.50 off Wesson oil and $0.50 off 1 BC brownie mix coupons! I was able to print each one twice. If only I'd had these last week for the BC cake mix sale at HEB...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Smart Ones Coupons

Go here to print $4/10 in coupons for Weight Watchers Smart Ones products. There is also a link for $1/5 if you go to the home page.

Polaner Coupon

Go here to find a $1 off 1 jar Polaner Sugar Free with Fiber Preservatives & Jellies. I was able to print it twice.

Just Sayin'

I'm mad at myself for not getting paper yesterday. I only wanted one since the coupons weren't super spectacular. Usually we stop on the way to church, but I knew I'd be going to Wal Mart in the afternoon, so I told my husband not to worry about it. Guess what, WM was sold out. So I stopped on the way home at the convenience store and they were sold out too. Guess I learned that lesson. I don't even have the CVS and Wags sale papers! Luckily my father-in-law always saves his coupons for me! Hope I can get them from him soon!

Monday Menu Plan

It's been a few weeks since I've been organized enough to do this!

Monday - Pastor Appreciation Banquet

Tuesday - Possibly fast food if we get a chance to run to the next town for Kroger (30 miles away!), if not we'll have chicken and black bean tacos

Wednesday - Baked Chicken and Rice

Thursday - Chicken, Betty Crocker potatoes, steamed veggies

Friday - Stouffer's Lasagna, steamed veggies, salad and garlic bread

Saturday - Probably leftovers

Sunday - Nachos!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mail Box Round Up

Here's what came in the mail last week:

Magazines (all free):
Colorado Tourism Booklet
Business Week
Marie Claire (RecycleBank reward)
Golf Digest
Muscle and Fitness
Working Mother
Travel and Leisure
Harper's Bazaar (RecycleBank reward)
Town and Country
Weight Watchers

Breathe Right
Caress Body Wash
Celestial Seasonings Green Tea

P&G Brand Saver coupons - two booklets!
Conagra coupon booklet
Caress Body Wash
Breathe Right
Free Kashi - 2 - RecycleBank reward
Free Dish Soap - RecycleBank reward
Enfamil $3 formula check
Good Start $1 and $11 (already spent) formula checks

Giveaway Win:
Fiber Gummies from Coupon Clippin Mommy

Survey Check:
$5 from Mindfield

Other goodies:
Shushybye book and CD to review and give away! (Look for it to start Wednesday)
Small notebook thing from my alma mater for joining alumni association (great for shopping lists!)

How did you do?

Proud to be part of Mailbox Monday on A Frugal Friend. Debra is awesome for hosting this weekly. Stop by and see what others have been getting in the mail!

Book Review: Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God

Trust. A simple concept, yet hard to master. What does it look like to truly trust? Do you trust God to control the circumstances of your life? Do you trust Him to direct your path. It’s easy to give the “church answer”, yes, but what does it look like in reality?

In this book, Sheila Walsh tackles the difficult, yet gloriously important, topic of trust. Through personal stories and Biblical characters the concept of trust is studied from several different angles. Quiet trust, brokenness, boldly following.

This book meant a lot to me. I cried as I saw myself in the pages. I realized my short comings with trust and have begun to work toward building the trust I desire.

The copy I read had a study guide in the back. Make sure you get this version. As I was first reading, I didn’t flip back to the questions after each chapter and I was feeling that the book was mostly biographical and not topical enough. After studying the questions which go with each chapter, it was much more personal to me and my situations.

I am a member of Book Sneeze’s Blogger program. I received no monetary compensation for my opinions. A copy of the book was provided for me to read, in exchange for my honest opinions of the book. Go here to learn more about the program:

Friday, February 12, 2010

Get on the Boat!

SwagGrabber has created a new site, The Blog Boat, where you can search for blogs which cover the stores in your area or for blogs in different states.

It's a searchable database of blogs - frugal Mom type blogs only! You can search by store and state so you can find blogs that cover the stores you need.

Of course the site is still new and currently there are about 60 blogs listed but that should grow pretty quick as new ones are being added all the time!

Check it'll find yours truly on it! There is a button on my right hand bar if you want to go see what it's all about!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Awesome Deal

If you need a new digital camera, head over to WooT! You can get a

Kodak 12 Megapixel Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom

for $79.99 with $5 s&h! This is listed on Amazon for $107.29!

Cute backpack!

My son is a train fanatic. Seriously, he has train toys, watches trains on TV and will pretty much make anything into a train (french fries, crayons...).

Guess what he's getting:

This backpack is on sale, today only, for $2.99 with $4.99 S&H HERE at 1 Sale A Day. This is on Amazon no cheaper than $15!!!

I love a good deal...

Just Sayin'

It's really hard to find deals and update a blog with a baby in your left arm...and a toddler who won't go to sleep at naptime...and a daggum hair on my face that I can't seem to push out of the way...

HEB Giveaway

Jenny at Southern Savers has a post here with a giveaway for a $20 HEB gift card! Good luck! Contest ends at lunch tomorrow.

BOGO Pedialyte

One thing you will always see in my fridge is Pedialyte. I've been caught without it once and will not be surprised again! Go here to get a BOGO coupon!

Kraft First Taste

Have you joined Kraft First Taste yet? Well, why not? Members have an offer right now for either FREE or $1 off Double Stuff Oreo Cakesters. I think it's kinda random as to which you will get. In the past, I've received coupons for California Pizza, DiGiorno pizza and Jell-O Mousse Temptations. They're always high value! Check it out!

FREE Emergen-C Sample

You can get a sample of Emergen-C from Sam's Club HERE.

I'm trying not to notice that they ask "what could be gooder?"

FREE Excedrin

Go here to get a free coupon for Excedrin.

*Don't answer Excedrin!!!*

This will be useful if CVS or Wags puts it in sale with rewards!

Thanks Frugal Girls!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mailbox Round Up

Here's what came in the mail this week:

Magazines (all free):

Business Week
Boating (2 issues)
American Baby
Lowe's Ideas for Woodworkers
Women's Health
Food Network

Spark Energy Drink
3 Atkins Bars (the almond crunchy bar was wonderful!)
Gold Bond Moisturizer

Other Stuff:
When a Woman Trusts God by Sheila Walsh - to review for Book Sneeze
You Life in Christ and two others in the Bible study series - to review for NavPress
$1 off Charmin coupon
BOGO dozen eggs - Facebook freebie!
$5 and $3 formula checks (just in time!)
Love letter kit
Dove coupons
$2 off Soft Scrub from RecycleBank
$1 off Coke (2 of them) from RecycleBank
$4/$20 CVS coupin from RecycleBank

Giveaway Win:
FREE box Huggies and $10 WalMart GC from Frugal Girls

How did you do?

Proud to be part of Mailbox Monday on A Frugal Friend. Debra is awesome for hosting this weekly. Stop by and see what others have been getting in the mail!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Book Review - Your Life in Christ

As someone with a degree in Religious Education, I was really excited about the opportunity to review the first book of the Design for Discipleship series from NavPress. I'm always looking for studies to recommend either to others for personal study or for Sunday School classes. I was a bit shocked when I received books 1,3 and 5 to review.

The study is divided into 4 or 5 weeks worth of lessons per book. I took a little time and read through the questions for each week and was very happy with what I read.

The study is a bit on the basic side, but it's in-depth for basics. It's not too complicated for a new believer and it's not too basic for even someone who has studied the Word for years. It would be great for use in a Sunday School setting.

The study is a bit long for each week, but if it's taken a few questions per day, it would not be too overwhelming, even for a new Christian.

I like that each lesson has a space for journaling during the week and several have charts to match the lesson.

I will be recommending this as a church wide study and look forward to completing the study both by myself and in a group.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I know

I know it's been slow around here this week. We're trying to get the baby to sleep on his own (as in, not on me) and it's taking it's toll on my nerves! I'm working up a great Kroger trip to take advantage of the MEGA sale this weekend...I'll keep you posted.