Monday, September 26, 2011

Mailbox Monday 9.26.11



Frugal Friend
Our host is A Frugal Friend


I have been getting tons of goodies in the mail but here are the ones that I recieved in the mail last week! Everything in this photo I recieved for free!!

  • Free Magazine subscriptions: More, Working Mother, Ebony, Seventeen (old issue due to move), Allure
  • 20 prints from Snapfish.com (just paid shipping)
  • Coupon for free steak meal from Outback Steakhouse
  • Card organizer and card pack from DaySpring.com (still available here)
  • First aid kit from American Family (Twitter giveaway)
  • Not pictured: Family Fun magazine, Mary Mary "Something Big" MP3 Album and Laura Story "Blessings" MP3 Album (free from Sprite text-in cap codes)


What did you get in the mail this week?


I do a weekly "Freebie Friday" post here on the blog. Sometimes offers go fast, and don't make it to Friday, so be sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter 

$70 for $300 towards a Family Getaway Package!!

I normally don't post deals this high, but this deal  is too good to pass up!! 

Plum District currently has a deal for $300 towards a Family Vacation Package on Family Getaway. You only pay $100 to get this great deal. To make the deal even sweeter, use coupon code "PLUMLOVE"  at checkout for 30% off (Exp. 9/30) . $70 for $300 sounds good to ME!! View the deal here.



Any PlumDollars you have can also be applied to this deal!! 

Special thanks to Good Deal Momma for posting the code!


Disclosure: For every new referral, I will recieve a small credit applied to my Plum District account. Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Coupons & Samples

Disclosure: I am an affiliate for MySavings.com. I recieve small compensation for link clicks, coupon prints, and new signups. Thank you for your support!

CouponNetwork Coupons

Hurry, $10 Credit to Plum District!


Christmas will be here before you know it, which means tons of deals headed our way. Right now you can get $10 credit for joining Plum District deals for moms!  (double the normal signup bonus!!) Sometimes they have deals for $10 or less , making them FREE! Accept my gift of $10 to spend on PlumDistrict. Join here and keep your eyes open for any free deals!!


But hurry, Plum District is only doubling the value of the next 10,000 referrals!. When you make your first purchase, they will give me $5 Plum Dollars. We both win!!

*Plum Dollars cannot be applied to Plum Steals. $10 Plum Dollar referral gifts are a limited-time offer.

Review: "Fresh-Brewed Life" By Nicole Johnson

I had the pleasure to seeing the author, Nicole Johnson live at the Women of Faith event last month in Atlanta, Georgia. In one of her sessions, Johnson spoke of the journey of a coffee bean and related it to the human experience. I was so intrigued and knew that I had to read her book soon. Today I am reviewing that book, "Fresh-Brewed Life: A Stirring Invitation to Wake Up Your Soul."

"Fresh-Brewed Life" by Nicole Johnson


This is the revision of Johnson's successful 1999 book. It includes more chapters and a study guide to help the reader explore the concepts more in depth. How many of us meet a friend at the coffee shop to catch up? Johnson shows us how we can have that same relationship with God, and we do not have to even leave our home to do it! Fresh-Brewed Life shows us how we can accept the invitation of God and live our lives truly awake.

Johnson uses her personal testimony to write this truly authentic book. I absolutely love the style in which she writes. It is as though she were talking to her best friend, making the reader feel invited and engaged. The author's use of wit and wisdom is great, making this a pleasure to read and a fun experience. The directed journaling and study guide questions are inspiring and thought provoking, making your journey through this book and your fresh-brewed life, a more satisfying one. I am recommending Nicole Johnson’s book to all of my friends and it will make a great gift to anyone, especially coffee-lovers! I could see gift wrapping this along with a mug and giving these out for Christmas, birthdays or any other occasion that presents itself. 

Disclosure: A copy of this book was provided to me without charge by Booksneeze.com. A positive review was not required. All opinions are solely mine.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Exclusive from Vocalpoint: Mott's For Tots Coupon

Have you signed up for Vocalpoint.com yet? It is by far my favorite site to get exclusive samples and coupons. Currently they are working with Mott's for Tots and have brought us an exclusive coupon for $0.55 off!! Get your coupon here.
"Mott's for Tots has 40% less sugar than 100% apple juice and a great taste kids love—it's an easy and healthy way to spoil 'em." ~ Vocalpoint

My opinion - I received a sample juice box from Vocalpoint and my daughter loved it. She did not realize that it was less sugar. How awesome is that!

Note: You can print the coupon twice by hitting the back button after printing your first coupon!

Disclosure: I recieved a free sample of Mott's for Tots and coupons for future purchases. All opinions are solely mine. 


Monday, September 19, 2011

Mailbox Monday 9.19.11

Frugal Friend
Our host is A Frugal Friend

I have been getting tons of goodies in the mail but here are the ones that I recieved in the mail last week! Everything in this photo I recieved for free!!

  • Free Magazine subscrptions: Martha Stewart Living, Women's Health, Seventeen, Family Fun, Parents, Parenting the Early Years, Jet.
  • "What Women Fear" by Angie Smith (Free via Amazon giftcard redeemed from Mypoints.com)
  • Slice Scrapbooking Tool Kit (free via Amazon giftcard redeemed from Mypoints.ccom)
  • Two 8x8 scrapbook pages (via $5 off $5 at Walgreens Photo promo code)
  • Two Tiny Prints greeting cards (via free promo codes)
  • Five postcards (via $5off $5 Walgreens Photo promo code)
  • Not pictured: A. Byer Leggings and Kim&Co Tunic dress (free via Amazon giftcard redeemed through SocialMoms.com

What did you get in the mail this week?

I do a weekly "Freebie Friday" post here on the blog. Sometimes offers go fast, and don't make it to Friday, so be sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for the hottest freebies during the week.



Wednesday, September 14, 2011

MySavings, A Community for User-Submitted Freebies and Coupons


MySavings.com is a site that I visit regularly to get the scoop on the freebies and coupons that I may have missed during the week. It is an online community where users share their freebie and coupon finds. You have the ability to get more information on the offer too choose if it is one that you would like. Then simply follow the link to the company's request form and fill out your information. Check them out at http://www.mysavings.com/. This is definitely a site to keep bookmarked!

Here's a sample of the awesome offers they have:
  • CouponNetwork.com - Coupon Network, is where sophisticated busy moms and dads go to save money and improve their family's quality of life - with the most value and the most brands. **TONS OF PRINTABLE COUPONS**. Click here to request.
  • Disney Magical Ways - Sign up and receive information and special offers from Disney. Click here to request.
  • Chili's Free Chips and Queso - Get a Free Chili’s Appetizer When You Join Chili’s Email Club Today. Click here to request.
  • Grocery Coupon Network - Join our community for FREE and receive popular coupons, special offers, and deals. Click here to request.
  • Kellogg's Coupons and Savings - Sign up for Kellogg's newsletter and receive $5 in coupons and special offers and promotions. Click here to request.
  • Nutrisystem ** Exclusive ** - Get your free Body Mass Index from Nutrisystem. Click here to request.
  • Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards Program - Join Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards program and receive 100 free points toward your purchase of Pampers goods. Click here to request.
  • Prilosec OTC Free Sample - Register and receive a free sample of Prilosec OTC. Click here to request.
  • Puppy Chow Healthy Start Coupon **Exclusive** - Sign up and receive a $2 coupon good for any Purina® Puppy Chow® brand Puppy Food formula. Click here to request.
  • SavingStar Grocery eCoupons - Sign up for SavingStar to save digital grocery coupons directly to your store loyalty cards. Click here to request.
  • Eversave.com Daily Deals - 90% at the best places to shop, eat, see and do in your own neighborhood. New places featured every day. Click here to request.

Just want to see a particular section of MySavings to see what they offer? Below are the individual links:
Disclosure: I am an affiliate for MySavings and will receive small compensation for clicks to their site from my blog. Thanks for your support!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

GOING FAST: BOGO Del Monte Coupon!

Have you tried Del Monte® Fruit Naturals® cups yet? They are packed in 100% fruit juice instead of syrup, so after the fruit is gone, you have a delicious cup of juice!

Vocalpoint has a downloadable buy-one-get-one-FREE coupon* offer so you can get this great deal. Get the the coupon here.

About Del Monte® Fruit Naturals® cups: You'll want to drink every last drop out of these fruit cup® snacks. Picked at their ripest, the perfectly prepared fruit swims in 100% fruit juice packed with vitamin C.

*Must be a Vocalpoint member. Limited quantities available. Each member is able to download only one coupon. This offer is only available in certain areas.
Disclosure: I received a BOGO coupon from Vocalpoint. No other compensation was received. Information in this post were provided by Vocalpont. 

Is it Just Exhaustion?

Lately, I have been SOOO tired. Not just tired, but exhausted and the exhaustion does not ease much even with ample sleep or caffeine. I would like to think that it is just the terms of motherhood to a toddler, but I know it is much more than that. I am suffering from depression and struggling with unwanted weight loss. 


I want to express that the separation did not cause this and instead brought these conditions to light. God has a reason for everything. I believe this was one of them.

For the longest, I have been depressed, alone, uninterested (with no reason behind feeling this way at all.)  I had always blamed it on my current situation - parents fighting at home, teasing from girls at school (I always got along with the boys better), my mom's illness, father's unemployment, poverty...the list goes on. I always thought that once those situations became better that I would feel better. That has not been the case at all.

I met the love of my life six years ago. He made me forget the chaos in my life. But still I found myself sad for no reason. He could tell and would ask Eventually, we both accepted that I would be sad sometimes. We kept that way of thinking until our separation. I began counseling to deal with the possible divorce and was encouraged to see my doctor for a depression screening.

I had been dreading this for years! I knew the results before I even took the test.

Along with the depression, I have had a constant battle with weight. Though, I have always been fairly small. Over the summer I lost 17 pounds that I really did not need to lose. After researching my BMI, I am officially underweight. This Friday, I will see a doctor for my weight management. Since she cannot help me with my anti-depressants I will also be seeing a psychiatrist on campus (got to love university health care.) I am not excited to begin seeing a psychiatrist, but I am doing whatever it takes to give my family and myself the best me possible.

This was just on my mind today.
Love you guys. Take care!



Sunday, September 11, 2011

Photo Freebies at Walgreens This Week!

$5 OFF $5 Photo Gift Orders. Enter coupon code 5OFFANY at checkout thru Saturday, September 17.*

Walgreens has an awesome deal on photo gifts this week - $5 off $5 photo gift order. This means FREEBIES!! They have a variety of photo gifts to choose from that are under (or close to $5). With Christmas a few months away, this is a great way to get started on presents.

A few of my faves:

  • (1) 8x8 or 8x10 Scrapbook page - Choose instore pickup to get completely free! (or $.99 shipping plus tax)
  • (1) 20 Sticker Sheet ($1.49 shipping plus tax)
  • (5) 4x6 Postcards ($2.49 shipping plus tax)
A snapshot from one of my orders

Remember, you can use the code up to 5 TIMES!! That's 5 projects! (5 separate orders) Hurry, this expires Saturday, September 17th 11:59pm CT.

Create your gift here.

What will you make with your photos this week?

* Coupon code 5OFFANY valid for up to 5 uses per account thru September 17, 2011. Code must be entered at time of checkout to apply discount. Discount does not apply to single image prints, photo CDs, goosie cards, custom framing, previous purchases, taxes or shipping charges. Orders must be placed by logged-in customer by September 17, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time to qualify. Timing will be determined by Walgreens server clock. Multiple coupon codes may or may not be used based on cart contents.  Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer valid online only.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

5 Free Greeting Cards at Snapfish!

Snapfish.com is easily in my top three favorite sites for personalized photo products. Right now, they are having an awesome deal, where you can create five personalized folded greeting cards for free and just pay shipping of $2.49 plus applicable tax. The cards DO NOT have to be the same design but if you want to, you can.

This month, me and my husband celebrate our sixth year together. When we first started dating, I would give him a corny, but funny, love themed card. So, I created my free cards with love themes. You can choose from others like Halloween, Thanksgiving, or even blank ones.

To get your cards, 
Go to Snapfish.com (log in or sign up)
Go to the folded greeting cards page here.
Create your 5 cards and go to checkout.
Enter the coupon code TRY5CARDS in the first box on the checkout page.
Enter the rest of your information.

The final screen will look similar to this:


Make sure the coupon is applied (in green font) before clicking "buy now."


What designs did you pick?

Labor Day Weekend Grocery Shopping

Are you heading to the grocery store this weekend to take advantage of the holiday sales? Here are some printable coupons to make the deals even better. Enjoy!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Review: "Prayer Walk" by Janet Holm McHenry

Today's review is "Prayer Walk: Becoming a Woman of Prayer, Strength and Discipline" by Janet Holm McHenry.
From the back cover -"Thirteen years ago, author Janet Holm McHenry suffered from depression, weight gain, and exhaustion. Then she began a prayerwalk routing that not only transformed her life but also profoundly impacted the lives of those around her."

Read the first two chapters of the book here (scroll down to the "Sneek Peek" section)


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