Showing off my #DisneySide

Recently I received an email stating that I was chosen to be a #DisneySide hostess. Well let me tell you that was the thrill of my day. Anxiously I stalked the message boards for word of shipping dates. And of course when the dates were released a freak cold hit the country. It seemed everyone was having delivery issues. Not me I thought. I live in good ole south Louisiana! HAHA! We were part of that storm. We had snaux! (snow) Not like what everyone else had but a shock to our system. Luckily my package was only delayed two days. And then…..IT ARRIVED! I was so EXCITED! What ever could I get????


I tore into the box….only restraining myself to take a picture of the outside. I peeked inside and Ooooooohhhh!



Well now I have to plan my party! Mardi Gras vacation seemed like the perfect time. It happens to be a week when a lot of people from the New Orleans area happen to travel to Disney anyway. So this was a perfect week for those of us that weren’t going this year. I invited some of my mommy friends and their kids and got to setting up.

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My youngest was so excited not only to have her friends over but to dig into the goodies.


The kiddos had a blast. It had rained the day before so we were stuck inside but the kids still had fun. I think the T-shirts were the HIT of the crowd.

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They even enjoyed a bit of coloring some Frozen coloring sheets I found online.


My daughter and her friends had fun showing their #DisneySide


**Disclosure** I received free products in order to host the Disney Side @ Home Celebrations. The opinions expressed here are my own.





Its not so easy…

I hear it often. Sometimes directly sometimes indirectly. Sometimes it hurts sometimes it just annoys me. Basically the majority of the public believe stay at home moms do nothing all day. I don’t understand it. Do people think that ours houses are cleaned by magic? Seriously. I can’t speak for every SAHM but  I am speaking for myself. I am not just sitting down on the couch playing candy crush all day. In fact most SAHMs I know have pretty clean houses (those without infants…babies are messy…lol.) and they make dinner every night. We have to make up our income in other ways. We coupon, cook from scratch, rarely eat out or shop for ourselves and some of us even have home businesses. I know I do a lot……I’m tired every night. I wish I could have 2 more of me. Here is a small peek into my life:

Everyday I do the following: (unless life happens then I do what I can.)

Bring girls to school, make the beds, straighten the kitchen, straighten the living room, defrost dinner, start a load of laundry, clean the girls bathroom, straighten their rooms, straighten my bed and bath, finish the laundry….wash dry fold and put away, start dinner, pick up the girls from school, feed everyone, chauffer them to their activities (Mon Dance Tue Wed and Fri karate) come home clean the kitchen, get everyone their baths, check homework, make sure everyone has their clothes and backpack for tomorrow, put the kids to bed, and collapse myself. I also have a chore of the day depending on the day.


T Catch up on laundry

W Check new grocery circulars, menu plan and grocery list

Th Trash

F Clean out the truck

Sat Check Sunday’s coupons and pull expired coupons

Sun Buy newspapers and clip coupons, check week’s events, make sure uniforms and after school activity outfits are clean.

Then I set goals for the week. Little things I want to do but if it doesn’t happen it won’t kill anything. For instance this week’s goals are:

Clean & Sweep front porch area

Deep clean stove

Scrub countertops

Clean and organize under the sink

Clean top of fridge

Sweep and mom kitchen

Update contacts and create emergency contact list.

I follow Flylady and she breaks the house into zones. For instance this week is the kitchen so all of my goals are focused in there.

I think I keep myself pretty busy. Yes I do take breaks where I will get on FB. BUT every working person does that. It can’t be nonstop all the time. But next time you find yourself thinking all SAHMs do is lie around watching TV please keep that opinion to yourself. This mom for one stays pretty busy.


3/17/13 Coupon preview

Looks like there will be 2 inserts this week. One Smartsource and one Redplum. Here is what should be in the paper this week.


Allegra $2/1 Children’s (4/13)
Allegra $3/1 24HR 5 or 15ct, 12HR 12ct or D Allergy & Congestion (4/13)
Allegra $6/1 30ct+ (4/13)
Axe Free 5oz Chilled Face Wash with purchase of 4 full-size personal care items; bodysprays, deodorants, face washes, shower gels ets up to $5.99 (4/30) TARGET Coupon
Brawny $1/2 paper towels (4/16)
C&H $.40/1 24oz organic or 32oz washed raw sugar product (5/31)
C&H $.75/1 2lb+ sugar product (5/31)
C&H $.75/1 organic light or amber blue agave nectar (5/31)
C&H $1/1 light product (5/31)
Canyon Creek Ranch $5/1 5lb+ dry cat food (5/6)
Canyon Creek Ranch $5/1 5lb+ dry dog food (5/6)
Gain/Era $1/1 Gain detergent or fabric enhancer or Era detergent (4/30) ETS
Gain/Era $2/2 Gain detergent or fabric enhancer or Era detergent (4/30) ETS
Garnier $1/1 moisturizer (5/11) ETS
Gillette $1/1 male disposable (4/30) ETS
Gillette $5 off Mach3 razor when you buy Mach3 cartridge excludes disposables and travel (4/30)
Jimmy Dean $.55/1 product excluding rolls (4/21) DND
Jimmy Dean $.75/2 sausage rolls (4/21) DND
Land O’Frost $1/1 premium minis (4/17)
L’Oreal $.75/1 Studio Line styling product (5/11)
L’Oreal $1/1 Advanced Haircare shampoo or conditioner (5/11)
L’Oreal $1/1 Paris skincare products (5/11)
L’Oreal $2/1 Advanced Haircare treatment (5/11)
L’Oreal $2/1 Preference shade (5/11)
L’Oreal $3/1 Paris Youth Code Serum Intense, Day/Night Cream and SPF 30 Day Lotion (5/11)
L’Oreal $3/2 Paris skincare products (5/11)
Mars $1/2 Easter products dnd: M&M’s 2oz+, M&M’s Minis 2oz+, Minis Mix 10.5oz+, 3 Musketeers Minis, Twix Minis, Snickers Minis, Snickers Peanut Butter Squared Minis, Milky Way Minis, Snickers Bunny, Snickers Peanut Butter Bunny, Dove Eggs & Bunnies 4.5oz+, Snickers Eggs 6pk, Snickers Peanut Butter Eggs 6pk, Twix Eggs 6pk and Milky Way Simply Caramel Bunnies 6pk (3/31)
Purina $2/1 18.5lb or smaller Puppy Chow, Dog Chow, Active Senior 7+, Little Bites, Healthy Morsels or Fit & Trim (6/17)
Purina $2/12 Mighty dog cans or 1 12ct variety pack (5/16)
Purina $3/1 32lb+ Puppy Chow, Dog Chow, Active Senior 7+, Little Bites, Healthy Morsels or Fit & Trim (6/17)
Rimmel London $1/1 product (5/31)
Rimmel London $1/1 Scandaleyes Mascara (5/31)
Sprayway $.75/1 glass cleaner (7/31) DND
Sundown Naturals $1/1 product (4/16)
Wonderful Pistachios $.50/1 5oz+ package (5/17) DND


Alka-Seltzer $2/1 Plus Cold product (6/30)
Alka-Seltzer $2/1 Plus Sinus product (6/30)
Arm & Hammer $1/1 Spinbrush Kid’s or Tooth Tunes toothbursh (4/28)
Aveeno $1/1 product excluding cleansing bars, trial sizes and 2.5oz body lotion sizes (4/30)
Aveeno $3/2 products excluding cleansing bars, trial sizes and 2.5oz body lotion sizes (4/30)
BelVita $1/2 8.8oz breakfast biscuits (5/3)
Berkley Farms $.50/1 gallon or 2 half gallon milks (4/30)
Berkley Farms $.75/1 half & half or heavy whipping cream (4/30)
Bic $3/1 disposable razor (4/14) ETS
Campbell’s $.25/3 Great for Cooking soups (5/18)
Claussen $.55/1 pickles (5/12)
Coast $.50/1 3bar+ or body wash (4/30)
Cracker Barrel $1/1 6oz+ block, cracker cuts or snacking bars (5/15)
Del Monte $.50/4 14.5oz green beans (6/15) DND
Dentyne/Trident $1/2 9 piece+ singles, multipacks, pouches or bottles (4/28)
Dole $.50/2 canned fruits (5/31)
Don Miguel $1/1 mini tacos product (5/31)
Dreyer’s $1/1 6ct+ fruit bars or Outshine fruit bars (5/12)
Dreyer’s $2/3 6ct+ fruit bars or Outshine fruit bars (5/12)
Duncan Hines Free frosting creations flavor mix up to $1 (6/30)
Fisher $.55/1 10oz+ baking nut item (5/31)
French’s $.30/1 classic yellow mustard (5/15)
French’s $.40/1 spicy brown mustard or horseradish mustard (5/15)
French’s $.75/1 french fried onions (6/15)
Glade $1.50/2 Spring Collection products (4/27)
Hasbro $1/1 My Little Pony figure (SKU#21456 or A2360) (4/21)
Hasbro $1/1 Play-Doh case of colors 10pk (SKU#29413) (4/21)
Hasbro $2/1 Baby Alive Kicks & Cuddles Newborns doll (SKU#A1693) (4/21)
Hasbro $2/1 Beyblade Hyperblades (SKU#A2451) or Beyblade Beywheelz (SKU#37358) (4/21)
Hasbro $2/1 Kre-O Micro-Changers Combiners building set (Assortment#A2204) (4/21)
Hasbro $2/1 Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Assemblers Interchangeable Armor System (4/21)
Hasbro $2/1 Mr./Mrs. Potato Head (SKU#27656) (4/21)
Hasbro $2/1 Play-Do playsets: Frsoting Fun Bakery (SKU#A0318), Chomper The Excavator (SKU#A0319) or Rapunzel Hair Designs (SKU#A1056) (4/21)
Hasbro $2/1 Playskool Heroes Toys: Rescue Bots figure (SKU#33065), Marvel SuperHero Adventures basic vehicle (SKU#32977), Spider-Man basic vehicle (SKU#37926) (4/21)
Hasbro $2/1 Transformers Bot Shots Launchers (SKU#A2581) (4/21)
Hasbro $3 off $10 or more on Transformers Beast Hunters toy (4/21)
Hasbro $3/1 Bop It! game excludes USAopoly, Winning Moves, travel card and Electronic Arts game versions (4/21)
Hasbro $3/1 Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Cootie or Memory game excludes USAopoly, Winning Moves, travel card and Electronic Arts game versions (4/21)
Hasbro $3/1 Furreal Friends Snuggimals Walkin’ Ponies (SKU#A2011 or A4000) (4/21)
Hasbro $3/1 Operation or Battleship game excludes USAopoly, Winning Moves, travel card and Electronic Arts game versions (4/21)
Hasbro $3/1 Sesame Street Smartphone (SKU#A1557) or Sesame Street Super Groover Remote (SKU#36897) (4/21)
Hasbro $3/1 Twister game excludes USAopoly, Winning Moves, travel card and Electronic Arts game versions (4/21)
Hasbro $5/1 Baby Alive Yummy Treat Baby doll (SKU#A1694 or A1695) or Baby Alive Party Baby doll (SKU#A2772 or A2773) (4/21)
Hasbro $5/1 Care Bears classic plush figure (SKU#A1575) (4/21)
Hasbro $5/1 Draw Something game (SKU#A2980) excludes USAopoly, Winning Moves, travel card and Electronic Arts game versions (4/21)
Hasbro $5/1 Elefun, Hungry Hungry Hippos or Elefun Snackin’ Safari game excludes USAopoly, Winning Moves, travel card and Electronic Arts game versions (4/21)
Hasbro $5/1 Furby toy (SKU#A0002 or 39834) (4/21)
Hasbro $5/1 Kre-O Transformers Beast Blade Optimus Prime building set (SKU#A2203) (4/21)
Hasbro $5/1 My Little Pony Walkin’ Talkin’ Pinkie Pie (SKU#A1384) or My Little Pony Princess Candance (SKU#98969) (4/21)
Hasbro $5/1 Nerf N-Strike Elite Roughcut 2×4 Blaster (SKU#A1691) or Nerf Vortex Diatron Blaster (SKU#A1173) (4/21)
Hasbro $5/1 Sesame Street LOL Elmo toy (SKU#A1500) (4/21)
Hasbro $5/1 Words With Friends game (SKU#A2059 or A2060) game excludes USAopoly, Winning Moves, travel card and Electronic Arts game versions (4/21)
Hasbro B1G1 free Littlest Pet Shop 2pk (SKU#99960) or Littlest Pet Shop Fairies (SKU#38867) up to $5.99 (4/21)
Hershey’s $1/2 2oz+ Hershey’s, Reese’s or Cadbury centerpiece items (3/31)
Hershey’s $2/3 8oz+ Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, Hershey’s Miniatures, Hershey’s Eggs, Cadbury, Jolly Rancher or Whoppers bags (3/31)
Hormel $.55/1 Country Crock side dish (5/13)
Hormel $2/1 Cure 81 boneless ham (5/13)
Hungry Jack $.50/1 premium hashbrown potatoes (5/12)
Jennie-O $.75/1 12oz turkey bacon (4/30)
Jennie-O $.75/1 turkey breakfast sausage roll (4/30)
Johnsonville $.75/1 breakfast sausage (5/31)
Kaukauna $.75/1 product (6/30)
La Victoria $.55/1 28oz+ Enchilada sauce (5/5)
La Victoria $1/2 12oz+ salsa or taco sauce products (5/5)
Mariani $.50/1 3oz+ druied fruit snacks (5/31) DND
Maxwell House $1/1 product (4/13)
Mitchum $1/1 regular or for women product excludes trial and multipacks (4/21)
Ore-Ida $1/2 frozen potato products (4/30)
OXY $1/1 daily defense (5/12)
OXY $2/1 maximum action (5/12)
Pledge $.50/1 furniture product (4/28)
Rave $1/1 product (4/30)
Reese’s $1/2 8oz+ minis pouches -manufacturer coupon good only at CVS- (5/31)
Revlon $1/1 eye product (4/21)
Reynolds Wrap $.75/1 35sqft+ excluding Wrappers (5/31)
Saags $1/1 dinner sausage (5/17)
Saags $1/1 lunch meat (5/17)
Scott $.50/1 Naturals flushable cleansing cloths tub or refill (4/27)
Scott $.75/6+ towels rolls (4/27)
Scott $.75/8+ bath tissue rolls (4/27)
Scrubbing Bubbles $1/1 all purpose cleaner with fantastik (4/28)
Scrubbing Bubbles $2/2 bathroom cleaning products (4/28)
Scrubbing Bubbles $2/2 toilet cleaning products (4/28)
Shout $1/2 product (4/28) ETS
Tabasco $.60/1 flavor (4/28)
Viva $.25/1+ paper towel big rolls (4/28)
Viva $.50/1 On-the-Go Napkins carton (4/28)
Viviscal $5/1 extra strength tablets or Man (5/17)
Wholly Guacamole $1/1 product (4/30)
Windex $1/1 Touch-Up product (4/28)
Windex $1/2 glass products (4/28)
Windex $1/2 Multi-Surface cleaner products (4/28)
Ziploc $1/2 bags (4/27)
Ziploc $1/2 containers (4/27)
Ziploc $1/2 slider bags 4/27)


Coupon Preview for 3/10/13


It looks like there will be 2 coupons inserts in this week’s paper. There should be ONE Smartsource and ONE RedPlum. Below is a list of the coupons that should be included.

Alexia $.55/1 frozen item (4/20)

Better Than $1/1 dog treats (6/10)

Betty Crocker $1/1 decorating icing (5/31)

Claritin $3/1 15ct+ D (4/7)

Claritin $3/1 4oz or 20ct+ children’s (4/7)

Claritin $5/1 15ct+ D (3/17)

Clif Crunch $1/1 5 two-bar pouches box (5/3)

Colgate $.50/1 kids toothbrush (3/30)

Colgate $.50/1 kids toothpaste (3/30)

Colgate $1/1 4oz Total Advanced, Optic White or Sensitive Pro-Relief (3/30)

Colgate $1/1 8oz+ Optic White mouthwash

(3/30) Colgate $1/1 adult or kids manual toothbrush excluding Plus, Triple Action and Extra Clean (3/30)

Crystal Light Liquid $1/1 drink mix (4/30)

Daisy $.50/1 cottage cheese (6/1)

di-gel $1.50/1 antacid or antigas liquid (5/1)

di-gel $1/1 tablets (5/1)

Eclos $5/1 product (4/10)

Edge $1/1 5.1oz+ shave gel or shave cream (4/21)

Fiber Smart $2/1 product (6/30)

Franks $.75/1 Redhot sauce (5/15)

French’s $.50/1 honey mustard or honey mustard dipping sauce (6/10)

French’s $1/1 dijon or honey dijon mustard (6/10)

Fresh Express $.55/1 packaged salad (6/10)

Ghirardelli $.75/1 4.58oz+ Easter Spring Selection Bag (3/31)

Ghirardelli $1/2 3.5oz+ bars or bags (3/31)

Irish Spring $.50/1 6pk+ multi-bar pack (3/30)

Irish Spring $.50/1 body wash (3/30) ETS

Jolly Time $.50/1 microwave popcorn (4/30)

Ken’s $1/1 16oz dressing (4/30)

Kozy Shack $.50/1 chocolate pudding (5/31)

Kozy Shack $.50/1 pudding (5/31)

Lean Cuisine $1/1 Salad Additions (6/10)

L’Oreal $2/1 EverCurl product (5/4)

L’Oreal $2/1 EverCurl, EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure or EverStrong treatment (5/4)

L’Oreal $2/1 EverStyle product (5/4)

Midnite $1/1 regular, PM or for Menopause (5/4)

Nature Made $1/1 full strength MINIs Super Omega 3 (4/10)

Nature Made $2/1 full strength MINIs product (4/10)

Nature Made $2/1 VitaMelts (4/10)

New York $.50/1 frozen bread product (5/31)

Nivea $1/1 12-16.9oz body wash, shower gel or lathering body scrub (3/24)

Nivea $2/1 2.5-13.5oz Q10 firming gel, serum or skin firming lotion (4/7)

Nivea $2/1 8.4-16.9oz body lotion (4/7)

Playtex $1/1 14ct+ Gentle Glide tampons or Sport tampons (4/21)

POISE $3/1 roll-on cooling gel, body cooling towelettes, personal lubricant, panty fresheners or feminine wash (4/20) ETS

Prevacid 24HR $2/1 product (4/20)

Prevacid 24HR $6/2 28 or 42ct products (4/20)

Rachael Ray $1.50/1 Nutrish Super Premium treats for dogs (6/10)

Rachael Ray $2/1 Nutrish Super Premium food for dogs (6/10)

Rachael Ray B2G1 free Nutrish Naturally Delish up to $2.19 (6/10)

Speed Stick B1G1 free regular or Lady antiperspirant/deodorant up to $2.99 (3/30) ETS

Stouffer’s $1.50/1 25-96oz family size, large family size or party size entree (5/31)

Stouffer’s $1/2 single-serve entrees up to 21oz (5/31)

Visine $2/1 .5floz+ excludes soothing wipes and trial (5/31)

Voots $2/1 supplements (5/5)

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All $2/2 liquid, powder or mighty pacs (4/21) ETS

Bridgford $.50/1 frozen rolls, bread dough or monkey bread (5/31)

Carnation $1/1 Breakfast Essentials product (5/31)

Clairol $1/1 color product or Herbal color (4/30) ETS

Country Crock $.35/1 spread excluding honey or cinnamon flavored (4/7)

Degree/Clear Buy 1 Degree Men product, get 1 Clear Men Scalp Therapy free up to $6.99 (3/24) ETS

DermaSilk $5/1 full size product (3/23)

Fancy Feast $1/18 3oz Elegant Medleys cans (6/10)

Fancy Feast $1/24 3oz cans (6/10)

Fancy Feast $1/6 3oz Mornings cans (6/10)

Fleischmann’s $.40/1 3-strip pizza crust yeast (8/30)

Fleischmann’s/Karo $.40/1 Karo 16 or 32oz syrup or Fleischmann’s .75 or 4oz yeast package (8/30)

Louisiana Fish Fry $.55/1 cobbler mix (6/30) DND

Louisiana Fish Fry $1/2 breadings dnd (6/30/13)

Milk-Bone $1/2 dog snacks (5/5)

NeilMed $5/1 NasaMist all-in-one saline spray or Sinugaror pulsation nasal wash (4/7)

Pringles $.50/1 snack stacks ets or Stix 70ct or 8pk (4/21)

Pringles $1/2 150g+ fat free/light cans (4/21)

Pringles $1/4 160g+ cans (4/21)

Pure Protein $1/1 4pk 3sg shakes, 1 or 2lb protein powder or value packs (4/27)

Pure Protein $1/2 bars (4/27)

Purina $3/1 Pro Plan dog food (6/3)

Purina B2G2 Pro Plan cans free up to $3.38 (6/3)

Simple Buy cleanser or moisturizer, get cleansing wipes free up to $6.99 (3/24) ETS

Snuggle $.50/1 fabric softener or dryer sheets (4/21)

Starburst/Life Savers $1/2 13 or 14oz Starburst or Life Savers Jellybeans bags (4/1) DND

Suave $.25/1 deodorant product (4/7) ETS

Suave $.50/1 body wash product (4/7) ETS

Suave $.75/1 deodorant product excludes 1.4oz and trial (4/7)

Suave $1/1 Professionals Moroccan Infusion styling oil (4/7) ETS

Suave Buy 1 Professionals Moroccan Infusion or Keratin Infusion, get 1 free up to $5 excludes styling oil and trial (3/24)

Suave Buy 2 Professionals hair products, get 1 18oz body lotion free up to $3 excludes Moroccan Infusion, Keratin Infusion, 28oz Men Ocean Charge, 28oz Professionals Humectant, 28oz Professionals 2 in 1 Plus and trial sizes (3/24)

Sudden Change $2/1 product (4/30)

Superpretzel $.50/1 soft pretzel product (4/12)

Vidal Sassoon $3/1 hair color product (4/30) ETS

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WFM Wednesday

Cakes…..everyone loves them but no two are alike……or is that just snow flakes? Anyway, I love making cakes and cupcakes for my family but I am still a box cake mix mom. However I modify it some. I firmly believe that my modifications make the box mix taste better. Well, that and homemade frosting.

Here’s what I do:

First instead of water I use evaporated milk. Same amount. I believe this adds a richness to the cake. And bonus….more calcium!

Second, instead of vegetable oil I use butter. Real butter. Scratch recipes call for butter. BUT instead of 1/2 cup I use a whole cup. (2 sticks)

I keep the eggs the same but I also add 1T white sugar. This adds moisture to the cake.

My cakes always come out rich and moist.

Are you willing to try this on your next box mix?

Coupon Preview 2/24/13

We should have 2 inserts tomorrow. A P&G and a Smartsource. However I can only find the preview for the Smartsource. If the P&G becomes available I will post that as well. Below is the Smartsource preview. As always I recommend grabbing a few papers when the P&G is in it. Happy couponing!

Smartsource Coupon Insert

Aveeno $1/1 product excludes cleansing bars, trial sizes and 2.5oz body lotions (3/31)

Aveeno $2/2 products excludes cleansing bars, trial sizes and 2.5oz body lotions (3/31)

Band-Aid $.50/1 with Quiltvent product (4/6) ETS

Better Oats $.75/2 excluding Mom’s Best varieties (4/30) DND

Betty Crocker $.50/2 Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers or Fruit Roll Ups or Ocean Spray, Mott’s or Sunkist fruit flavored snacks (4/20)

Brookside $1/1 7oz+ smooth dark chocolate covered real fruit juice pieces (4/20)

Colgate $.50/1 4oz+ toothpaste (3/16)

Colgate $.50/1 adult or kids manual toothbrush excluding Plus, Triple Action and Extra Clean (3/16)

Cuties $.50/1 2, 3 or 5 lb product (3/24) DND

Dannon $.75/1 4pk Crunchers (4/13)

Fiber One $.50/2 Chewy Bars, 90 Calorie Chewy Bars, 90 Calorie Brownies or Protein Chewy Bars (4/20)

General Mills $1/3 Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Lucky Charms, Trix, Reese’s Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Golden Grahams, Kix, Frosted Toast Crunch, Peanut Butter Toast Crunch or Dora the Explorer cereal (4/6)

Glade $1/2 4oz jar candles (4/6)

Glucerna $3/2 products (4/21)

Goodnites $2/1 bed mats jumbo pack+ (3/13)

Hershey’s $1/3 4.8oz+ Cadbury or Reese’s eggs multipacks

(3/16) Hershey’s $2/3 8oz+ Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, Hershey’s Miniatures, Hershey’s Eggs, Cadbury, Jolly Rancher or Whoppers bags (3/16)

Honey Maid $1/1 7.04oz Grahamfuls (4/6) DND

Huggies $.50/1 56ct+ wipes (3/23)

Huggies $1.50/1 diapers (3/23)

Huggies $2/1 Little Movers Slip-On diapers (3/23)

ICaps $3/1 eye vitamin and mineral product (4/30)

Listerine $1/1 1L+ mouthwash excluding whitening (3/31)

Lunchables $1/1 lunch combinations with smoothie (4/14)

Mountain High $.50/1 32oz yoghurt (4/20)

Nature Valley $.50/2 5ct+ Granola Bars or Granola Thins (4/20)

Neosporin $1/1 first aid or lip health product (4/6) ETS

Neosporin $2/1 Essentials product (4/6) ETS

Neutrogena $1/1 hair, hand, body or men’s product (4/27)

Neutrogena $5/2 hair, hand, body or men’s products (4/27)

Oreo $1/2 11.3oz+ packages (3/24)

People Magazine $1/1 issue (3/24)

Pillsbury $.30/2 Refrigerated Grands! Biscuits (5/18)

Pull-Ups $.50/1 flushable moist wipes (3/23) ETS

Pull-Ups $1.75/1 training pants jumbo pack+ (3/23)

Purell $.55/1 8oz+ Advanced hand santizer (4/21)

Purell $1/3 products (4/21)

Purina $1/1 Be Happy cat food (5/24)

Purina $1/1 Be Happy dog food (5/24)

Purina B1G1 free 6oz Beggin up to $3.75 (3/24)

Schick $.75/1 Hydro shave gel (4/7)

Schick $2/1 Hydro Power Select or Hydro 5 razor (4/7)

Schick $2/1 Hydro refill (4/7)

Schick $4/1 Hydro 5 disposable (4/7)

Schick $4/1 Hydro Silk disposables pack (4/7)

Schick $4/1 Hydro Silk razor or refill (4/7)

Schick $4/1 Hydro Silk refill (4/7)

Seattle’s Best Coffee $1.50/1 12 or 20oz bag (4/24)

Skintimate $.55/1 shave gel or shave creme excludes 2.75oz cans (4/7)

Systane $1.50/1 product (4/30)

Velveeta $1/1 Cheesy Skillets or Casseroles Dinner Kit (3/24)

Wonderful $.50/1 6.3oz+ Almonds (4/24)

Yoplait $.40/6 cups (4/20)

Yoplait $.50/2 Greek cups (4/20)

Yoplait $.50/8 cups (4/20)

Zegerid OTC $2/1 (4/14)

Zegerid OTC $6/1 42ct+ (4/14)

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WFM Wednesday- Timers

Today’s WFM Wednesday post is all about TIMERS!

I love love love my timers. I use them for everything. They’re not just for cooking. I use them a lot with my kids. They really help keep the yelling and frustration levels down in my home.

Take for instance, showers. My oldest believe that a daily 45 min shower is a MUST. Her father and I however do not share her views. Neither does the electric company…lol. So instead of yelling I set a timer for 15 minutes. She must get undressed and showered in that amount of time. Granted I would prefer 10 minutes but she has super thick long hair and it does take a while. Fifteen minutes is way better than 45.

I also turn them on in the mornings to let my kids know how long until we have to walk out the door. Again this helps with the yelling. It beeps a 5 minute warning so they know at that time to really hustle.

One last way is cleaning. Sometimes they just get overwhelmed with cleaning. I give them a list of things and I set a timer. That lets them know they won’t be cleaning all day long. No one like all day cleaning. A week night cleaning may take 5 min and is mainly just picking up dirty clothes and trash. A weekend cleaning is more like 15 or 20 min and is more detailed.

These are just a few of the ways that I find a timer helps me. Do you use a timer? If you do how do use it?

WFM Wednesdays 8/15/12


Prepare for tomorrow today! Such a simple thing really, but most people don’t do it but it saves so much time and your sanity in the mornings. I make sure that everyone’s clothes are laid out. That prevents last minute “I am out of clean socks!” drama. My children have to get out EVERYTHING. Shoes, IDs,  earrings, etc. Also bags must be packed. All paperwork must be signed and money put away. Also if someone needs a lunch we do as much as possible. We get the bag, ice the drink, pack what we can and make sure we have the stuff we need.

We also look over tomorrow’s schedule. I make notes of oddities such as someone else picking them up or whatever. I also get together the bag (dance, karate or cheer) that we will need. I like to make sure that I am well prepared.

I find doing all of these things make my morning a lot smoother. And I yell less and the kids are happier and they know what to expect. children thrive on routines.

Tell me… you prepare the night before or do you run around scrambling in the mornings?

Coupon Preiew for 8/5/12

There should be THREE inserts in Sunday’s paper. One Smartsource, one Redplum and one General Mills. This is a good week to get multiples in order to stock up on cereal for those back to school mornings. Here is a list of what SHOULD be included:

Smartsource coupon insert

ACT Save $1/1 product (9/23)

Allegra Save $2/1 product (9/38)

Baileys Save $1/1 coffee creamer dnd (9/30)

Ban Save $.40/1 product 1.5oz+ (9/1)

Ban Save $1/1 solid (9/1)

BIC Save $3/1 disposable razor (9/2)

Blink Save $1/1 Tears or GelTears (9/10)

Command Save $.75/1 product dnd (9/9)

Complete Save $1/1 12oz+ (9/10)

Complete Save $1/1 Blink-N-Clean lens drops or contacts lubricant eye drops (9/10)

Cortizone 10 Save $1/1 product (9/23)

G.U.M Save $1/2 oral care products (10/31)

Glade Free Expressions fragrance mist starter kit when you buy any refill up to Save $4.49 (9/15)

Glade Free Oil Diffuser starter kit when you buy any refill up to Save $8.99 (9/15)

Gold Bond Medicated Save $1/1 product (9/23)

Gold Bond Ultimate Save $1/1 product (9/23)

Icy Hot/Aspercreme Save $1/1 product (9/23)

John Frieda Save $10 off Precision Foam Colour with purchase of both shampoo and conditioner (9/9)

Lea & Perrins Save $1/1 Worcestershire sauce 10oz+ (10/15)

Lysol Save $3/1 No Touch hand soap system starter kit or dispenser only (9/4)

Mariani Save $.50/1 dried fruit snacks 4oz+ dnd (9/30)

Mentos Save $1/2 bottles 45pc+(10/5)

Mentos Save $1/3 bottles 15pc+(10/5)

Nabisco Save $.75/2 cookies or crackers 4.05-27.5oz (10/5)

Philips Save $10/1 Sonicare rechargeable toothbrush excludes Xtreme (9/30)

Philips Save $15/1 Sonicare DiamondClean, FlexCare+ or FlexCare rechargeable toothbrush (9/30)

Philips Save $5/1 Sonicare brush heads or Sonicare Xtreme toothbrush (9/30)

Pilot Save $1/1 2pk+ Bottle 2 Pen (B2P) or FriXion erasable pens or highlighters(9/30)

Revlon Save $1/1 color cosmetic (9/9)

Scotch Save $.25/1 Magic Tape product (10/31)

Scotch Save $1/1 Magic Tape one-handed tape dispenser (10/31)

Scotch Save $1/1 pop-up tape product (10/31) Scotch Save $1/1 restickable shapes, sheets, tabs, dots or strips (10/31)

Similac Save $1/1 Prenatal box (9/1)

Similac Save $2/1 Simplysmart bottle or 2pack (9/1)

Simple Save $1/1 facial skincare product (9/2)

Simple Save $3/both cleanser and moisturizer (9/2)

Smart Balance Save $.50/1 spreadable butter & canola oil blend (9/19)

Smart Balance Save $1/1 enhanced milk carton (9/19)

UP2U Save $1/2 packs dnd (10/5)

Wholly Guacamole Save $1/1 product (9/2)

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RedPlum Coupon Preview
Align/Prilosec Save $3/1 Prilosec OTC 42ct or Align 42ct (10/6) TARGET
Claritin Save $4/1 15ct+ (9/2)
DermaSilk Save $5/1 full size product (8/18)
Disney/Marvel Save $1/1 character shaped vitamins (9/20)
Ester-C Save $1/1 product (9/4)
Five Star Save $1/2 products including student planning (9/30)
Five Star Save $1/2 Reinforced Filler Paper products (9/30)
Five Star Save $2/1 binder including Flex Hybrid NoteBinder (9/30)
Garnier Save $2/1 Herbashine color creme (9/16)
Gillette B1G1 free disposable razor up to Save $12.99 (9/30)
Herbal Essences/Aussie Save $3/2 products (9/30)
L’Oreal Save $5/1 Paris Youth Code kit (9/30)
L’Oreal 1/1 Paris skincare item (9/30)
Maybelline Save $1/1 lip product (10/5)
Meow Mix Save $.75/1 dry cat food bag 3lb+ (9/29)
Meow Mix Save $1/6 cat food single cups or Save $1/1 cat food variety pack (9/29)
MET-Rx Save $2/2 Big 100 bars (9/16)
MET-Rx Save $2/2 Protein Plus bars (9/16)
MorningStar Save $.75/1 veggie foods product (9/30)
Nature’s Bounty Save $1/1 product (9/4)
Nature’s Bounty Save $3/1 Optimal Solutions product (9/4)
Nutella Save $1/1 jar 13oz+ (10/31)
Olay Save $1/1 Simply products (9/30)
Osteo Bi-Flex Save $3/1 80ct+ (9/4)
Pepto-Bismol Save $.50/1 item excludes 8oz liquid (10/6) TARGET
Pup-Peroni Save $1.50/2 dog snacks bags 5.6oz+ (10/1)
Sundown Naturals Save $1/1 product (9/4)
Venus/Daisy B1G1 free disposable razor up to Save $7.99 ets (9/30)
ZzzQuil Save $1/1 liquid 12-24oz or caplets 24-48ct (10/6) TARGET


General Mills Coupon Insert
Betty Crocker Save $.75/2 Ready to Spread Frosting, 17.5oz+ cookie mix, Supreme Brownie Mix, Dessert Bar or Box Muffin Mix (9/29)
Bisquick Save $.50/1 40oz+ Original or Heart Smart (9/29)
Cereal Save $1/3 boxes (9/15)
Cheerios Save $1/2 boxes (9/15)
Chex Mix Save $.50/2 4.5oz+ Mix or 100 Calories snack (9/29)
Fiber One Save $.50/1 Chewy Bars (9/29)
Fiber One Save $.75/1 Nutty Clusters & Almonds cereal (9/15)
Fun da-middles Save $.50/1 cupcake mix (9/29)
Hamburger Helper Save $.75/3 (9/29)
Nature Valley Save $.50/1 Protein Chewy Bars 5ct+ (9/29)
Nature Valley/Fiber One Save $.75/3 NV Granola Bars 5ct+, NV Granola Thins, FO Chewy Bars, FO 90 Calories Chewy Bars or FO 90 Calories Brownies (9/29)
Pillsbury Save $.50/1 Baguette chips 7oz+ (9/29)
Pillsbury Save $.50/2 Toaster Strudel, Toaster Scrambles Pastries or Pancakes (10/27)
Pillsbury Save $.55/1 frozen Egg Scrambles or Grands! Biscuit Sandwiches (10/27)
Snacks Save $.75/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gusher Fruit Roll-Ups, Ocean Spray Fruit Flavored Snacks, Mott’s Fruit Flavored Snacks or Sunkist Fruit Flavored Snacks (9/29)
Totino’s Save $.75/3 Rolls packages (10/27)
Treats Save $.50/1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch treats, Cocoa Puffs treats, Lucky Charms treats, Golden Grahams treats, Chex Mix treats or Mil ‘n Cereal bars (9/29)
Yoplait Save $.35/1 Go-GURT, Kids Cup, Trix multipack or Splitz yogurt (9/29)
Yoplait Save $.40/6 yogurt cups (9/29)
Yoplait Save $.50/8 yogurt cups (9/29)
Yoplait Save $.75/2 Go-GURT, Kids Cup, Trix multipack or Splitz yogurt (9/29)


Sunday Coupon Preview 7/29/12

Looks like there will be two RedPlum inserts in Sunday’s paper. Here’s a list of what should be included:

RedPlum Coupon Preview #1

Accu-Check $10/1 Nano SmartView system (12/31)

all $1/1 liquid, powder or mighty pacs laundry detergent (9/9) ETS

Axe $1/1 antiperspirant, deodorant or body spray (8/26)

Best Foods $.70/1 product 22oz+ (8/26)

Caress $.75/1 12oz+ body wash or 6-bar pack+ (8/26) ETS

Clear $2/1 hair care product (8/26) ETS

Country Crock $.60/1 product excludes limited edition flavors (8/26)

Degree $.75/1 Adrenaline Series 2.7oz product (8/26)

Degree Women $.75/1 motionSENSE product (8/26)

Dove $.50/1 beauty bar 4-bar pack+ excludes trial and Men+Care (8/26)

Dove $1/1 body wash 12-16oz excludes trial and Men+Care (8/26)

Dove $2/1 body wash 18oz+ excludes trial and Men+Care (8/26)

Dove $2/1 Clinical Protection antiperspirant/deodorant (8/26)

Dove $3/2 hair care products (8/26) ETS

Dove Men+Care $.75/2 antiperspirants or deodorants 1,7oz, 2.7oz or 3oz (8/26) ETS

Dove Men+Care $1/1 body and face bar 6-bar pack+ (8/26) ETS

Dove Men+Care $1/1 body and face wash 13.5oz+ or Active Clean shower tool (8/26) ETS

Finishing Touch $1/1 Smile (10/31)

Flintstones $1/1 multivitamin product (9/30)

Jimmy Dean $.55/2 rolls dnd (8/26)

Jimmy Dean $.75/1 product excluding rolls dnd (8/26)

Lipton $.50/1 tea bags, tea & honey to-go or pitcher size or any iced tea mix (8/26) ETS

Lipton $.60/1 tea & honey to-go or pitcher size (9/23) ETS

Nicorette $10/1 Nicorette Gum 100ct+, NicoDerm CQ 14ct+ or Nicorette Lozenge 72ct+ (9/9)

One A Day $2/1 multivitamin product (9/23)

One A Day $3/1 TruBiotics probiotic supplement (9/30)

Paseo $.50/1 product excluding single roll bath tissue (9/30)

Paseo $1/1 8-roll paper towel or 12-roll bath tissue (9/30)

Q-tips $.25/1 product 170ct+ (8/26) ETS

Ragu $.50/2 pasta sauce jars (8/26)

Rimmel London $1/1 product (9/30)

Rimmel London $1/1 Scandaleyes mascara (9/30)

RoseArt $1/3 products (10/7)

Suave $.25/1 body lotion product (8/26) ETS

Suave $.25/1 Professionals men product (8/12) ETS

Suave $.25/1 Professionals product (8/12) ETS

Suave $.75/1 deodorant product (8/26) ETS

Suave $.75/2 Naturals or Kids body wash products (8/26) ETS

Suave Kids $.25/1 product (8/12) ETS

Surf $1/1 laundry detergent (9/9)

The Board Dudes $1/1 product $2.99+ (10/7)

The Write Dudes $1/2 products (10/7)

Welch’s $.35/1 jam, jelly or spread (9/30)

Wish-Bone/Western $.50/1 dressing (8/26) ETS

RedPlum Coupon Preview #2

Aveeno $1/1 facial moisturizer with SPF or body lotion with SPF (9/30) ETS

Aveeno $2/1 sun product (9/30) ETS

Band-Aid $.50/1 adhesive bandages product (9/30) ETS

Bengay $3/1 Zero Degrees cold therapy or pain relief + massage product (10/31) ETS

BonSavor $1/1 product (9/30)

Clean & Clear $1.0/1 product (9/30) ETS

Desitin $.75/1 product (9/30) ETS

Garnier $1/1 shampoo, conditioner or treatment (9/8) ETS

Garnier $1/1 style product (9/29) ETS

Johnson’s $.75/1 baby product excludes sizes 1-4oz, Buddies and Kids 1ct sudzing bar (9/30)

Johnsons & Johnson $.75/1 Red Cross brand product excludes trial size and first aid kits (9/30)

Keebler $.55/1 cinnamon roll cookies (9/23)

Keebler $.55/2 cookies (9/23)

K-Y $3/1 premium product (9/30)

Listerine $.50/1 mouthwash 1L+ or Zero 1L+ (10/31)

Listerine $1/1 Total Care 1L+ or Fluoride Defense 1L (10/31) ETS

Listerine/Reach $1/1 Smart Rinse 500ml or kids toothbrush (10/31)

L’Oreal $2/1 Excellence shade (9/23)

L’Oreal $2/1 Preference, Feria or Healthy Look Creme Gloss haircolor products (10/1)

Neosporin $1/1 product (9/30)

Nestle $1.25/2 Pure Life purified 8oz multi-packs 24pk+ (9/9)

Nestle $1/2 Pure Life purified water .5-liter multi-packs 24pk+ (9/9)

Neutrogena $1/1 lip or eye makeup (9/30) ETS

Neutrogena $1/1 skincare, suncare or shave product excludes acne, cleansing and trial sizes (8/28)

Neutrogena $2/1 face makeup product (9/30)

Purina $1.50/1 16.5lb+ bag of Puppy Chow, Dog Chow, Active Senior 7+, Little Bites, Healthy Morsels or Fit & Trim dog food (10/21)

Purina $1.50/10 ALPO cans (9/10)

Purina $1.50/3 Friskies dry cat food bags (10/31)

Purina $1/1 bag of Cat Chow (9/14)

Purina $1/1 4lb+ bag of Puppy Chow, Dog Chow, Active Senior 7+, Little Bites, Healthy Morsels or Fit & Trim dog food (10/21)

Purina $1/1 Tidy Cats 7lb+ (10/29)

Purina $1/2 dog snacks (10/29)

Purina $1/2 Friskies cat treats or Whisker Lickin’s cat treats (10/29)

Purina $1/3 Fancy Feast appetizers 2oz trays (10/29)

Purina $1/30 Friskies canned or pouch or $1/2 12ct variety packs or $1/1 24ct+ variety packs (10/31)

Purina $2/1 ALPO 8ct+ variety pack (9/10)

Purina $3/3 dog snacks (10/29)

Reach $1/1 toothbrush excludes trial size and Crystal Clean toothbrush (10/31)

Reach $1/1 Total Care floss product (10/31)

Skinny Cow $1/1 multi-pack chocolate candy product 4.65-6oz (10/31)

Skinny Cow B1G1 free singles candy .77-1oz up to $.99 (10/31)

Stayfree/Carefree/o.b. $.50/1 product (8/31)

Visine $2/1 product 1/2 floz+ or Soothing Wipes product (10/1) ETS

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