Thursday, February 23, 2012

Family Updates

Oh my goodness! I looked over at the picture I have of my loves at it sooooo old. My son looks totally different now. So, for anyone interested, here are some current pics of my three little loves. The one of baby #3 was taken a couple weeks ago. So I am sure you can imagine just how big the belly is now. Supposedly I have have 6 weeks left. Haha... I am so big already, I don't know if there is any way I will make it that far!

This is my oldest love. She is going to be taller than me soon. Everytime I look at her she seems taller.

And here is baby #2 at his 3rd birthday party. Don't mind the cheese puff lips. Can you see the nice nig boy hair cut? I think my husband did a pretty good job for his first attempt and cutting the little man's hair!

Trying to live a Frugal Life

Baby number three is almost here and prices of everything are going up. And, at least in my area, the coupon deals have not been that great. So we have been searching for ways to save money. One of the things we did were purchase clippers for out "male" hair cuts. My husband seems to be the hair cut expert in the house. He has now cut everyone's hair at least once.

Pampers Gifts to Grow Codes

Here are a couple of codes to add to your Pampers Gifts to Grow points.



Remember that sweet big wheel bike my son got for free??? Save up your points to get little or big items from Pampers!!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Book Review: Everything Romance: A Celebration of Love for Couples

Everything Romance: A Celebration of Love for Couples

"I can live without money, but I cannot live without love."
                                   ~ Judy Garland

Once again, I was pleased to receive a great new book in return for my honest review from Waterbrrok Multnomah Press.

Everything Romance is a cute little hard cover book perfect for setting out on the coffee table or the bathroom this time of year as Valentine's Day approaches.

I like to use this book kind of like  I would a daily scripture reading. It isn't like a novel, where you would sit down and read chapter after chapter. Instead, it is just short sweet pieces that get you thinking about love, romance, and your special someone.

It is filled with quotes, stories, and little ways to have fun. I loved reading the ideas for cheap dates that would be fun and fit into anyone's budget. And there was also some fun trivia and facts that just made me smile.

For example, on page 20, the Romance Trivia shared that a man who kisses his wife goodbye when he leaves for work each morning averages a higher income than those who don't. And on top of that they usually live 5 years longer as well. I wish that this was true for us in the money sense, but I will take the 5 extra years together over the money any time!!!

And one of my favorite "cheap" dates was on page 79, where they described a night alone where you and your love cook dinner together. I love this idea and had even been talking with the hubby about taking a cooking class together if we could fit it in with the baby coming. The only problem is trying to fit two people in my kitchen.

All in all, this book was fun, sweet, romantic, and it took the focus off the money and put it back on the love. It was one of my favorite books thus far and makes a great Valentine's Day gift.

A few Wegmans Match-ups I will be looking for...

Here are just a few match-ups that I noticed based on coupons I have:

Blistex .15 oz $0.99
use $0.35/1 from 1/22 SS
doubles to make it $0.29 each

Carvel Game Day Cake $9.99
use $2/1 from 1/22 SS
makes this $7.99

Snackwells Bars $2.79
use $0.75/1 from 2/5 SS (says DND on coupon, but my Wegmans usually doubles anyways)
doubles to make this $1.29

Chewy Granola Bars $2.39
use $1/2 from 2/5 SS
makes this $1.89 each wyb 2

Emerald Breakfast to-go $2.99
use $1/1 from 1/29 RP (some may have gotten $0.75/1... lucky ducks)
makes this $1.99

Vick's Nature Fusion $6.49 (with SCC)
use $3/1 from 1/29 P&G
makes this $3.39

Reynold's Wrap recycled 50 sq ft $2.99
use $0.75/1 from 1/22 SS
Doubles to make it $1.49

Franks Redhot $1.29 for 5oz
use $0.75/1 from 1/22 SS
doubles to make it free

or buy 120z for $1.99
doubles to make it $0.49

Lipton Soup Secrets psa $1.59
use $0.50/1 from or $0.60/1 from 1/29 RP
doubles to make it $0.39- $0.59 each

Barilla Pasta Sauce $2.49
use $1/1 from 1/8 SS
makes this $1.49 each

Soft Scrub psa $2.99
use $0.50/1 from 1/22 RP
doubles  to make it $1.99

Dole Parfaits $2.29
use $0.50/1 from 1/29 SS (some may have gotten a $0.75/1... again you lucky ducks)
doubles to make it $1.29

Zone Perfect Bars $1.29
use $0.55/1 from 1/22 SS
doubles to make it $0.19

Softsoap 12oz Bodywash $1.99
use $0.75/1 from 1/29 SS
doubles to make it $0.49

Wish-Bone Dressing $2.19
use $0.70/1 from 1/29 RP
doubles to make it $0.79

Knorr Rice and Pasta Sides psa $1.09
use $0.50/2 from 1/29 RP
doubles to make it $0.59 wyb 2

Furmano's tomatoes $1.59
use $0.50/2 from 1/29 RP
doubles to make it $1.09 each

Q-tips 170ct $1.99
use $0.50/1 from 1/29 RP
doubles to make it $0.99

Carefree Liners $0.99 (18-22ct)
or 54 ct $1.99
use the $0.50/1 from  1/8 SS (excludes 18-22ct)
or I have the $0.50/1 from a mailer that says 20ct or higher
doubles to make this free to $0.99 depending on size and coupon

Kraft Parmesan Cheese 8oz $3.49
use $0.55/1 from 2/12 SS
doubles to make this $2.39 each

Got2b hair stylers $3.99 (same price as the drugstores this week)
use $3/1 from 2/12 RP
makes this $0.99 each

Friday, February 3, 2012

Some Wegmans match-ups

Wegmans Food Markets
Here are some of the best deals I can find right now at Wegmans. Wegmans has so many products that I will continue to look at add to this list. This is just a start!
Wegmans Brand

1 gallon of Milk $1.99 - $2.09
Sour Cream 16oz $1.49
Shredded Cheese 8oz $1.99
8oz blocks of cheese $1.99
Crushed Tomatoes 32 oz $0.79 (tomato sauce and tomato puree at same price but diff size)
Mac and Cheese $0.49
Tomato Soup 2/$1
64 fl oz juices $1.99
Whipped Topping $0.99
1 liter oral rinse $1.40

Non- Wegmans Brand


Nestle Toll House Morsels $2.49
use $0.50/2 from
doubles to make it $1.99 each wyb 2

Wilton Sprinkles $0.99

Little Debbie Swiss Rolls $1.99

Little Debbie Nutty Bars or Cosmic Brownies $1.49

12pk Coke products 4/$12 or 1/$3

2-liter Pepsi products 4/$5

Lays potato chips, Doritos,  $2.19

Tostitos $2.99

Triscuit, Wheat Thins, Town House Crackers $1.99

Cheez-it 2/$5

Gold fish 2/$3

Betty Crocker Brownies $1.25


2 ct Reach Crystal Clean Toothbrushes

Arm & Hammer Ultra Max Deodorant 2.8oz $0.99

Aquafresh 3.5oz $0.69

Colgate 6oz $1.99
use $0.50/1 from 1/29 RP
doubles to make it $0.99

Crest Complete 6.2oz $1.99
use $1/2 from 1/29 P&G
makes this $1.49 each wyb 2


Hormel Pepperoni $2.49
use $1/2 from 1/15 SS
makes this $1.99 each wyb 2

Hillshire Farms Little Smokies $2.99

Canned and Packaged

Tuttorosso Crushed Tomatoes $0.99

Goya Beans and Chick Peas $0.89

Rinaldi Pasta Sauce $1.29

Progresso Soups 4/$5
$1/4 in 2/5 GM
makes this 4/$4 or $1 each

Chucky Campbell's Soup 4/$6
use $0.50/2 printable
doubles to make this $1 each

or $1/2 or $1/4 from the 1/8 SS if you don't print

Manwich 15.5oz $0.99

Hunt's Diced Tomatotes 3/$3
Sign up for newsletter and get $1/3 coupon here
makes this 3/$2

Heinz Cocktail Sauce 12oz $1.49

Heinz Homestyle Gravy 12oz 2/$3

Special K Cereal 2/$5
use $1/2 from 1/1 RP
Makes these $2 each wyb 2

Special K Fruit Crisps 2/$5
use $0.75/2 from 1/22 RP
doubles to make it $1.75 each

Special K Cracker Chips 2/$5
use $1/2 from 1/1 RP
Makes these $2 each wyb 2

Fiber One Browniess 2/$5
use $0.40/1 from
doubles to make it $1.70 each
(there are many others to use if you don't have this one)

Karo Corn Syrup $1.99
use $0.40/1 from 12/4 SS
doubles to make it $1.19


Tony's Party Time Pizza $0.99

Stouffers Craveable Recipes (mac and cheese) $1.99

Eggos Waffles $2.19
(there are some coupons insides of specialy marked kellogg's cereals)


Fancy Feast 3oz cans 4/$2

Chew-eez Dog Treats $0.99

Free Carefree Panty Liners at Wegmans

I was in Wegmans for just a couple minutes and tried to eyeball the bins near the registers for any good deals. I saw carefree panty liners for $0.69. If you have the $0.50 off coupons, these should double and make them free.

 I hope to have more Wegmans match-ups soon.