Saturday, July 31, 2010


When you've been doing something for awhile and suddenly many of the expectations are completely changed, how do you deal? Go with the flow? Put up a fight? Find alternatives?

Is this just a simple resistance to change?

Not sure what I should do..........................................

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thursday Deals - 7/29/10

1. Old Navy is having a secret Cami sale 7/29-7/31. Just say code words, "Cami 4 me" at check-out and you will get up to 5 of them for $2 each {regularly $8.50}. Sure wish I would've known about that earlier today!

2. If you're in the market for a new laptop, and are looking at Staples, make sure to print this coupon for $75 off!

3. Calling all Dave's! August 1, is Dave's day at Famous Daves. Head on over there for a free entree {up to $15} if your first name is Dave {or David, Davey, etc}. If your middle name is Dave, you still get your entree for half off {up to $7.50}!

4. Get a coupon for another FREE box of Better Oats Oatmeal here. I'm a big fan of the Maple kind! YUM!

5. FREE sample of Natural Nibbles dog food here.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Help with pillows

I'm really excited about our fabulous living room. Light colors with a punch of purple. However, I'm having the hardest time finding just the right throw pillows. I want something with some sort of pattern since everything else is a solid color, and Blake's only request is that it be functional in addition to being pretty. Here are our curtains:And here are the pillow choices. Vote for your favorite in the poll to your right.

Side note: I really loved this pillow, but it got the big old thumbs down from Blake for functionality. Bummer.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thursday Deals - 7/22/10

Sorry they're a day late - we were having major thunderstorms last night, which kept knocking out power and internet.

1. 10 more Gifts to Grow points from Pampers with code GTGTENMONTHCODE and 50 free points with code WELCOME2PAMPERS!

2. Target is having a Back in Black Friday sale with super deals today only {7/23/10}. Check it out here!

3. FREE sample of Gano Excel coffee here.

4. Get some FREE ubersamples, organic samples here.

5. FREE sample of OXY Clinical face wash here. There are coupons for printing if you decide you like it too!

6. Staples has some great new coupons: $5 of $25, $10 off $50, $50 off $200.

7. FREE sample of Rachel Ray's new dog food, Nutrish here.

8. More for your dog - FREE sample of Grandma Bowser's dog biscuits. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the sign up form.

9. This week is dog heaven for the dogs out there. FREE Better Than Ears dog treat here.

10. Remember that EOS shave cream I love so much? You can get a printable $1 off coupon here.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thursday Deals - 7/15/10

1. Not sure if there is an Einstein Brothers bagel company near you, but if there is, make sure to cash in on this reusable, printable coupon for a FREE bagel on Fridays {before 11 a.m.}. The coupon doesn't expire until 7/30/10, so you can easily get three free bagels with it!

2. 10 more Pampers Gifts to Grow points with code GTGFIVEMONTHS10

3. Get a FREE sample pack of John Frieda's root awakening hair care line here. Includes shampoo, conditioner, and lotion.

4. FREE sample of GoodNites Underwear here.

5. Don't forget to double up coupons at Target with coupons from their site {here} PLUS manufacturer coupons, AND get $0.05 for every reusable bag you bring with you! :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Note to self

Always, always, always stay in hotels where a complimentary warm cookies and cold milk bar is offered from 8 - 10 p.m. as a bedtime snack. Holy moly. It was delicious! I would say that was one of the highlights of our little weekend away.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

All those free samples

I'm always cashing in on the free samples I list on my Thursday deals. Usually they are products I've seen/tried before and I just like to have the free sample.

Late last week, I received a free sample of eos shave cream. I'm not sure I posted it on here because it was a one-day only deal. Generally, I just buy a cheap bottle of conditioner and use that as my shave cream. Over the years, I got tired of forking over the extra $$ for fancy creams that I never thought made a huge difference on my legs. At least not a big difference over my value-sized bottle of Suave! But, I'm completely an eos convert after using my sample a couple of times. Seriously, the stuff is amazing, and has a sweet smell to go along with it {I received the pomegranate raspberry flavor}! Plus, it comes in a plastic bottle so there are no rust rings left behind in your shower, and it's paraben free and enriched with natural products. Read more about it here. Love!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Baby Guesses

Well, I don't talk much about "Donut" here - but I do get asked about this pregnancy on a daily basis. It seems *everyone* wants to know if we're having a boy/girl. So, for the record, we do not know. Isaac guesses brother and sister back and forth, depending on how you phrase the question. If you ask "brother or sister?" he'll say "sister." He just picks whichever you say last, which is really cute. :)

So, in light of this fun little guessing game, can you guess what we're having based on my belly? These pictures are not current, but I can tell you that the first picture is "Donut" and the second picture was "Bubs" {aka: Isaac}. Both are taken at the same gestation in the pregnancies. And, if you're a believer in old wives tales, Donut's heart rate has been pretty much identical to what Isaac's was at each of my appointments. At last check, it was at 142. Just trying to pass the time, you know? :) Good luck!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday Deals - 7/8/10

1. YUM! Get $1 off a Wendy's hamburger with this coupon.

2. Pampers is just doling on the Gifts to Grow points these days. Earn 10 more FREE points with GTGGETREADYSOON.

3. Get two FREE rentals at Blockbuster Express kiosks with promo codes GT16A and GL15A {expires 7/31}. Find a Blockbuster Express near you!

4. Get $25 gift certificates at for only $2 using promo code FUN! Get eating! :)

5. Chik-Fil-A is celebrating Cow Appreciation Day. If you show up dressed like a cow, you'll get a free meal --oh, and bring the kids because the calves get free food too! LOL! I think I just want to park myself by a Chik-Fil-A and see how many people take advantage of this!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

21 months

Wow...21 months old...

He basically has regular conversations with us now, runs all over, plays copy-cat {which means I have to watch my mouth}, and sometimes he even calls me by my name, not Mommy. Stinker. We love him more than ever!

This is a video of our conversation regarding what I would consider his first memory ever. He brings it up daily.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Big Shoes

When Isaac's not trying to be like his Daddy, he's busy trying to fill Grandpa's shoes for the day. Looks like he's got some work to do!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thursday Deals -7/1/10

1. FREE 5x7 photo book from the Kodak Gallery here. Pay just $1.99 shipping. Offer expires July 20.

2. On July 5th, Get a FREE Arby's Jr. Deluxe Burger with a drink purchase. Details here.

3. 10 FREE Gifts to Grow points at with code FACEBOOKJUL2010.

4. Try Aveeno's new line of hair care products with a FREE sample available here.

5. Our new back yard seems to be abuzz with mosquitoes. I'm thinking I might cash in on this deal on the OFF! PowerPad Lamp for our new deck.