Saturday, January 30, 2010

What snow brings....

I know, I know, it has been a while since I've posted something deeper than coupons! ha! I think of great posts but then I want to do them perfectly and they don't get done at all...I'm going to try to be better at just posting my thoughts more frequently (not that you care LOL) mainly for myself! My blog seems to kind of be a journal for me and my life....

We had close to six inches of snow fall yesterday! That is the most snow I've seen in years!!! Being from Missouri I was use to growing up and having several big snows a year! Chris kept asking me why I was so excited as I ran to the window to see how much more had fallen in the last ten minutes....I didn't know it got me thinking.

Here is what I came up with:

  1. It brought back those giddy feelings of listening to the radio til 11:00 at night to see if school was canceled...which led to my next thought
  2. I had a good friend, Jessica, that lived across the street. I was around 10 years old and we use to play ALL day long outside together....that included snow forts, sledding (which my mom didn't let me do much for fear of injury), snowmen, snow angels, hot chocolate, moms yelling not to come in again unless we were staying in, and most importantly my sister Ashley alongside us....
  3. sister, my best friend.....she is five years younger than me and even though I may have come across as not wanting her with me all the time, I've learned that I loved her place beside me as my little sister, she was a source of comfort, she always made everything FUN....including the snow!! After we came in from a day in the snow together, we got to have a slumber party on those nights that school was canceled the next day. We had two different rooms but we always chose to sleep together (every night, not just school days)......Looking back she really was my best friend even then!
  4. Peace....precious peace...snow is peaceful, comforting, and ever reminding us that there is a God! I like snow because of the peace it brings to our busy world...
  5. Comfort = families spending time together, sharing warm meals, watching movies and having no other place to be but with each other
  6. Family.....My mom is an awesome mom....I'm blessed! She created so many memories that I didn't even appreciate back then like I do now! She was actually a quieter presence in our home...always busy! We never had to ask on snow days if she could make us lunch...we'd open the door and she would have it cocoa was only a mug away....and how did our clothes get dry so fast in between play time???? That's right we never had to ask...she had them in the dryer and ready to go. I don't think I ever told my mom thanks for those things...I'm sure that was OK...because I don't need Jack to tell me thank you, his smile and precious hugs say it all! I can't forget DAD........what was his role you might ask...well, professional 4 wheeler driver pulling a sled, he was awesome at throwing us off! Where Dad is you can always find FUN!
  7. Memories.....through typing this I've learned that looking outside every ten minutes was my own anticipation of creating those very same memories for my family. I want to give Jack that giddy feeling of when snow approaches there is fun and family time to be had....Here's to all those memories you made on such a beautiful snowy weekend! You never know....the next time the weather man predicts snow you may find yourself at your window looking out a little more.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Kraft Printables!

Grab these new KRAFT printable while you can!! these are some great high dollar coupons!!
I was able to print all of them twice except the Capri Suns....they may be out of prints on that one!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Free coupon book from ConAgra!!!

Sign up for $17 worth the ConAgra products at the following link! These are great products and the book is sponsored through Wal-mart. I always receive my samples and coupons Walmart sends out!

My Favorite Printables!

I'm going to try to be better about being more consistent with these posts! I have so many great deals I come across and then forget to post them here!

Here is a coupon round-up on some of my favorite printables right now!! Some of you that are still new to really need to start a junk email account so when you have to register at a website for coupons it doesn't fill up your regular email inbox with junk mail!

Register with
Hidden Valley for a $1 off coupon on 1 bottle of dressing! This is one thing I buy faithfully and I NEVER have coupons for it! (Thanks Hip2Save!)

$1/1 Baked Lays !!!! This is a HOT coupon! I don't think it will be around long so print now! This is a rare coupon! (thanks Centsible Sawyer!)

BOGO Sunbelt Granola Bars This is a PDF coupon that was offered on their facebook fan page! Rumor has it these are at Walmart for $2 a with the free box offered you pay $2/2!!!

$5 off EPT Pregnancy TESTS!!! This should make pregnancy tests FREE at Walmart! Don't forget to hit back and refresh to print it twice! (Thanks Deal Seeking mom!)

$1.25 off Yoplait Frozen Smoothie! (Thanks Deal Seeking mom!)

Those are just a few of the higher value ones I've come across! Don't forget and . Good luck couponing!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My First Blog Award!!!

So exciting! I got my first blog award from an amazing blogging friend, Kristen! You should check her out at Bringing Up Benjamin! She is a dedicated mother to the Lord first and her family!

This award come with some rules: I am supposed to answer some questions in one word or less and then pick 6 other blogs to give the award to!

1. Where is your cell phone? Desk
2. Your hair? Long
3. Your mother? Strong
4. Your father? Persistent
5. Your favorite food? Pasta
6. Your dream last night? Clueless
7. Your favorite drink? Coke
8. Your dream/goal? Heaven
9. What room are you in? Living
10. Your hobby? Coupons
11. Your fear? Unknown
12. Where do you want to be in six years? Happy
13. Where were you last night? Gym
14. Something that you aren't? Quiet
15. Muffins? blueberry
16. Wish list item? Baby ;)
17. Where did you grow up? Missouri
18. Last thing you did? clean
19. What are you wearing? Jewelry
20. Your TV? HUGE
21. Your pets? Precious
22. Friends? Blessed
23. Your life? Faithful
24. Your mood? Restless
25. Missing someone? Family
26. Vehicle? Explorer
27. Something you're not wearing? socks
28. Your favorite store? KROGER!
29. Your favorite color? Purple
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Today
32. Your best friend? Husband
33. One place that I could go over and over? Orlando
34. One person who emails you regularly? Facebook :)
35. Favorite place to eat? Mexican

Now for my nominations ......
Laura Beth, her sister is one of my good friends and she is an amazing mom and teacher!
Candace, a Christian sister and friend, we went to college together and she amazes me everyday with her strength. Not to mention she is incredibly creative!
. Jen, a fellow mom and preacher's wife, she is a very talented writer and is not afraid to express herself
4. Amanda, she also is a preacher's wife that homeschools her two children...check out her great ideas here!
Cindy Colley, I look up to her in so many ways! Her blog is completely spiritual in nature, and I gain something from it everytime I read!
. Amy, who is one of my best friends in this world! Her precious family will be moving sometime this year to Brazil for five years as missionaries! I admire their willing heart and willing hands!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

HOT deals at Kohls!!!

Okay had to share these coupon codes I came across on (my new favorite deals blog! Thanks Kristen!)

First of all they have these FABULOUS pillows on clearance for $4.99! Chris and I are in desperate need of new pillows! So, I'll give them a try!

Here is the kicker....drumroll...get them for an additional 20% off with the code EXTRA20 at checkout. You can use TWO codes so combine it with NOCHARGE and get FREE SHIPPING!!! They had some amazing clearance deals going on also, so I got Chris a much needed sweater vest. I paid $16 for 2 pillows and a sweater vest! You can't beat that going to the store! Check out their clearance section and let me know if you snag some good buys!

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