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Summer Reading Program

Awesome Summer Reading Program & FREE Books for Kids! Half Price Books has a great program called “Feed Your Brain” where kids 14 and under earn a free $3 Half Price Books shopping card when they read 15 minutes a day (or are read to) for an entire week. They can do this each week of the program and earn up to $18 in gift cards. Go here to print the reading log. This program runs 6/1 through 7/31.

If you're not local, you can go here to see if there is a Half Price Books near you.

FREE Bowling for Kids Every Day this Summer

Kids Bowl Free is offering 2 free games of bowling every day this summer to children 12 and under. You just register and then you are emailed coupons for free bowling every week. (For locals, there is a participating center in Plano. To see if there is one near you, go here.)

For $24.95 you can also buy a family pass that allows up to four adults to bowl 2 games a day, too.

If you own your own bowling shoes, this could mean free or very inexpensive family fun — all summer long!

Best-Lock 750 piece Police Set - $10.99 has the Best-Lock 750pc Police and News Crew on sale for $10.99 (it was $34.99) and it ships free with a $25 purchase or prime!

NEW Giveaway: Crib Creations

I love it when I can find a store that carries not just one thing I like, or a couple of things that are interesting . . . but ALL of their stuff makes me want to take it home with me. Crib Creation is the latest store to do just that. Owner of Crib Creation - Melanie - says she loves all things "baby" and hopes to carry a little bit of everything in her store.

We had the privilege of reviewing one of her bibs and one of her burp cloths. Since Weston is just now a couple of weeks old, we have had plenty of opportunity to use both. Although we are primarily breastfeeding, we supplement with bottles when I am utterly exhausted or just don't seem to have enough milk to satisfy Weston. I hate that so many of our bibs are stained beyond redemption. But with this adorable bib, you don't have to worry about that. Even when he moves on to baby food and has issues with carrots and peas, it will be very hard to tell on this dark fabric.

Also, as you can see, even the small de…

REMINDER: Last Chance to Enter Baby Roots Giveaway

If you haven't entered the giveaway to win this wonderful Swaddle Tight blanket, go and do it right now!
The contest will end at midnight tonight and a winner will be chosen.

Groupon: 94% off Laser Hair Removal

Groupon offered a similar deal not too long ago, but if you didn't get in on it, this one may be for you. For $149, you get six face, underarm, or bikini-area laser hair-removal treatments or three leg, forearm, chest, or back treatments (up to a $2,394 value) at Renew Beauty Med Spa and Salon in NorthPark Center.

Just click here to purchase your coupon today and you'll be on your way to an easier summer without all the shaving, cuts and bumps!

If you're not local to the DFW area, go here to see if you have a Groupon for your area.

Thank you!!

Just a shout out to one of my sweet readers who sent Weston this adorable burp rag and paci holder . . .

Thanks, Lorelei!

Tom Thumb Deals (4/28 - 5/4)

Special Deals

Buy any 3 participating Pepsi products, get a free bag of Tostito's

Cinco De Mayo Deals with coupons to match

85% Lean Ground Beef - $1.99

Safeway Diced Tomotatoes or Green Chiles - $.75

Rice-A-Roni or Rosarita Refried Beans - $1
$0.50/3 SS 04/25/10 (Rosarita)
$1/3 RP 01/03/10 #2 (Rice-A-Roni)
Total: $.66

Pace or Picante Salsa 2/$5

Mission Tortilla Chips $1.99

Keebler Fudge Shoppe or Mother's Cookies 2/$4
$.55/1 RP 03/07/10
Total: $1.45

Fresh Express Shreds 2/$3
$1.50/1 SS 02/21/10
Total: 2/$1.50

Weekend Sale Only

Bi-Color Corn 4/$.88

Cheez-It $.99

Kraft Salad Dressing $.99

Starbuck's Coffee $5.99
$1.50/1 SS 03/21/10 12-oz.+
$1/1 SS 03/21/10
$1/1 ALL YOU Mar '10 Magazine
Total: $4.50

Mrs. Baird's Bread $.99

Medium Raw Shrimp $2.99/lb

Chicken of the Sea Light Tuna 2/$0.88

Other Deals


Large Hass Avocados $0.88 each

Mangos $0.78 each

Watermelon $3.99 each


Ranchers Reserve Boneless Beef Chuck $1.99/lb

Fresh Pork Shoulder Blade Roast $1.2…

Sharing (In)Couragement

I read a blog called (In)courage that is written by a group of lovely Christian women who have totally challenged my life. I wanted to share this blog that was posted yesterday . . . or maybe today, I lose track. But it is a great commentary on the "stuff" in our lives.

The Blessing of Stewardshiphere.

I love springtime for so many reasons, but one of my favorites is that somehow, the cool breeze and warm sunshine motivate me to thrust open the curtains and get cleaning.

I write about this in my e-book, Spring Cleaning for Normal People, and in it, I share a three-step process to use in ten areas of your home over the span of two weeks. The idea is to work just a little bit each day for a few weeks, so that you don't burn out or get overwhelmed before finishing.

This process deals with the physical clutter. It gives you practical ideas for dealing with the stuff.

But spring cleaning is merely a band-aid unless you frequently take some time to evaluate your inner life and hea…

Bassinet - Just $46.30 Shipped

This incredible bassinet complete with decorative liner and baskets for storage underneath is only $46.30 shipped from Amazon right now.

In the recent consignment sale I participated in, used bassinets were selling for just about this price, so I promise this is a steal.

Walgreens Deals (4/25 - 5/1)

Buy Schick Disposable 3pm Quattro Titanium for Men -  $5.99
Use $4/1 (03/21 SS)
Total: $2.01 Money Maker (Spend $1.99, Get $1 RR AND $3 RR)

Buy 1 Infusium 23 Leave-In Conditioner - $4.99
Use $2/1 (May Walgreen coupon book)
AND $3/1 (May All You magazine)
Total: Free

Hallmark Cards - Buy 8, Get $5 RR
Buy 8 $.49 Kid's Cards
Total: $1 Money Maker (Pay $4, Get a $5 RR)

BayerContour or Breeze2 Blood Glucose Monitor — $19.99
RR: $10 wyb 1
Use $30/1 (10/25 RP)
Total: $10 money maker!

Buy (2) Participating Zyrtec, Benadryl, Tylenol or Sudafed Products and get a $5.00 RR
Buy (2) Sudafed OM Sprays – $4.99 each
Use (2) $4/1 (3/14 RP)
Total: $3.02 money maker! (Pay$1.98 and get $5 RR)

Stayfree Maxi Pads (16 or 24ct) — $2.99
RR: $2 wyb 1
Use $2/1 (3/28 RP)
Total: $1 money maker!

Skintimate Shaving Cream (6oz) — $2.99
RR:$2.99 wyb 1
Use $2/1 (Cosmo Magazine)
Total: $2 money maker!

Reach Total Care Floss 30 yards or Toothbrush — $2 with in ad Q
Buy 2 Toothbrushes
Use B1G1 (1/3 RP) AND $1/1 (3/7 RP)

FREE 4x6 Magnet at CVS!

Right now at CVS you can get a free 4×6 photo magnet!

Just log into your account, create the 4×6 magnet, select in store pick up and use the code FREE4MOM at checkout to get it completely free!

CVS Deals (4/25 - 5/1)

Buy 2 CVS sunscreens (2-oz.) - $1.99 each (some stores have them priced at $2.49)
Use $1/1 CVS skincare coupon (These are printing at the bottom of some customer’s receipts and sometimes when you scan your card at the price scanner.)
Total: $1.02 Money Maker (Spend $2.98 plus tax out of pocket, Get $5 ECBs)

Crest3-D White Vivid Toothpaste or Oral B 3D White Advantage Toothbrush — $2.99
ECB:$1 wyb 1 (limit 2)
Buy 2 3D White Toothbrushes
Use B1G1 (3/7 P&G) AND $2/1 (4/4 PYT)
Total: $1.01 money maker! (Pay $.99 and get $2 ECB)

Nabisco Fig Newtons (4-8 oz) — $1
Use $1/1 printable
Total: Free!

Nabisco Wheat Thins (4-8 oz) — $1
Use $1/1 printable
Total: Free!

Kodak Picture Movie DVDs — B1G1 @ $14.99
B1G1 printable
Total: 2 for free!

Huggies or Pampers Wipes – $2.50
Use $.50/1 (4/18 SS)
AND $2 CRTs printing at the CVS coupon scanners
Total: Free

Dark Chocolate Reeses Cups Singles — B2G1 @ 89c ea
Use (3) $.55/1 (3/14 SS)
Total: $.04 ea

Nescafe Taster’s Choice Stick Packs (7 ct) — $1
Buy 2 and …

Groupon: 60% off Bath Junkie

Have you ever tried Bath Junkie? I LOVE it! It's one of those unique things that you can do just the way you want it . . . and it would make a great Mother's Day gift.

At Bath Junkie you choose the kind of item you want to create - anything from candles to lotion to detergent and fabric softener - then you choose the scent you want. They have a huge assortment of essential oils and you can even combine them to create a unique scent all your own. You choose the color and they mix it and pour it into the bottle while you wait.

Best of all, today, you can get $50 worth of product from Bath Junkie for just $20 by using this Groupon.

(If you're not local, check here and click on "See More Cities" to find your local Groupon.)

Target Deals (4/25 - 5/1)

GE Reveal 60 watt Light Bulbs 4pk - $2.00
Use $1.00/1 (3/7 SS, 4/18 SS)
OR $1.00/2 printable
AND $1.50/1 Target printable
Total: FREE

Special K Crackers - $1.99

Use $1/2 Target printable
AND (2) $1/1 printables
Total: $.49 per box!

Buy 2 Off! Clip-On Repellents at $7.99 each ($15.98)
Use B1G1 Free printable coupon
AND $2/1 printable coupon
AND (2) $2/1 Target printable coupons
Total: $.99 each

Yoplait Yogurt 4 or 6 oz cups — 10/$5
Use B6G1 free (3/21 SS) AND $.40/6 (4/25 SS)
Total: $.38 ea

Fancy Feast Cat Food 3oz — 10/$5
Use $1/24 (4/18 SS or 2/7 RP)
Total: $.46 ea

Vitamin Water 20oz — 10/$10
Use $1/2 (4/25 or 4/11 SS)
Total: $.75 ea

Jimmy Dean sausage roll 12- to 16-oz. — $2.49
Use B1G1 (3/28 RP) AND $1/1 (3/28 RP) or printable
Total: $.75 ea

Market Pantry Water 1 gal — $.89

Red Seedless Grapes — $.99/lb

Dannon Activia Yogurt 4pk — $2
Use $1/1 (2/28 or 3/28 SS)
Total: $1 ea

Fuze, 18.5oz — $1

Buy 2 packages of 2-pack Fresh Start Tresemme Products - $3.99
Use B1G1 Free printable
AND $2/1 printa…

Rubbermaid 24 piece set - only $9.84

This set of 24 pieces of Rubbermaid Storage (including easy find lids) is marked down to $9.54 at Walmart right now. That's the lowest I've ever seen it. Ship it to the store and pick it up for FREE or pay $.97 to ship it to you directly.

Contains 2 each of 6 different size clear containers with red lids.

Just to compare, this same set is $18.13 on Amazon.

Make it even better:

Ebates - 1% Cash Back ($5 for Signing Up)
Mr. Rebates - 2% Cash Back ($5 for Signing Up)
Shop at Home - 2% Cash Back ($5 for Signing Up)
MyPoints - 2 points per dollar spent
Swagbucks - 2 Swagbucks per dollar spent

Saturday Giveaway Reminder

Just a reminder to check out the interesting giveaways that are posted on my blog - including the new MelissaStuff giveaway for a Baby Roots Swaddling Blanket.

I'm sure some of you think it's a waste of time, but let me tell you that it's not. In the past couple of weeks, I've won all of these:

For real!!

Enter here now and see what you can win.

CLOSED: Baby Roots Boutique Giveaway

Baby Roots Boutique is a new Etsy store that has great, quality made items for the special baby in your life. Because the store is new, items are still being added, but we were able to review their custom Swaddle Tight Blanket.

As many of you know my youngest son Weston was born just over a week ago. He is a GREAT baby, but as with every baby we are still trying to figure out what works with him and what doesn't. For example, he sleeps great during the day but seems to be restless at night unless he is right up next to Mommy. We have been using a standard swaddling wrap but realize that we will quickly run out room for his ever growing legs.

That's where the Swaddle Tight Blanket has (and even more as he gets bigger, will) come in. These blankets are made from a slightly stretchy cotton fabric and are double sided. The material is almost 3 ft. long and a little over 4 ft. wide. It has washed well and we are able to wrap Weston up in whatever way we want due to the extra fabric…

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

Barnes and Noble has an awesome summer reading program for all children in grades 1-6.

If your child reads 8 books over the summer, they will be eligible to choose a FREE book from Barnes and Noble!

This program runs from May 25th to September 7th.

Go here for more details.

Kroger Deals (4/21 - 4/27)

10 for $10 Sale

Mrs Baird's Split Top Wheat Bread
Kroger Peanut Butter
Angel Soft Bath Tissue
Hormel Little Sizzlers

Kroger Ice Cream Sandwiches
Simply Orange Singles

Armour Lunch Makers
Pop Corn Chicken (5 oz in Deli)
Bar S Hot Dogs, Bologna, or Salami
Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns Kroger Brand
Frito Lay Stax
Kroger Salad Dressings

Propel Fitness Water
Kroger Cottage Cheese, Sour Cream or Dip
Colgate Toothpaste

TransOcean Jaiba Imitation Crab
Promised Land Singles
Kroger Fruit Snacks

Hunts Snack Pack Pudding
Athenos Hummus (7oz)

Kroger Mouthwash
Dial Liquid Hand Soup
Wrigley's Slim Pack Gum
Vo5 Shampoo or Conditioner
Mennen or Lady Speed Stick Deodorant
Carefree to Go
Everyday Living Multipurpose Vinyl/Latex Gloves
Kroger Stay Awake

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables
$.60/3 or $.40/1 (3/28 SS)
$.50/2  (
$.50/2 printable here or here
$.50/2 printable here, here or here
Total: FREE

Pillsbury Grands, Biscuits, Crescent or Cinnamon Rolls
$.75/2 printable

Tom Thumb Deals (4/21 - 4/27)

FREE reusable bag with every purchase of $40 in groceries w/coupon

Weekend Sale Only

2-Liter Pepsi or 7-Up $0.69

Skinner Pasta $0.79

Fresh Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs $0.79/lb

Nature's Own Variety Breads $1.19

Good Deals

Fresh Boneless Pork $1.99/lb

Fresh Express Garden Salads $0.99

White Corn 3/$0.99

Lucerne Milk $2.38

Safeway Apple Juice $1.79

Plumrose Baked Ham Lunchmeat $2.99

Nathan's Famous Beef Franks BOGO Free

Safeway Select Breads $0.99

Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns $0.99

Eating Right Peeled Carrots $0.99

Cabbage 3/$0.99

Romaine Leaf Lettuce $0.99

Red Apples $0.99/lb

Green Giant Canned Vegetables $0.69

Classico - $1.49
$1.50/1 (SS 03/14/10)
$1/2 printable
$1.50/1 printable
Total: FREE

Sobe Water - $.99
B1G1 Printable
Total: $.50 wyb 2

Nesquik Flavored Milk - $1
$1.25/1 Printable
Total: FREE

Cinemark Movies for Less than $1!

This summer you can attend 10 movies for $5 if you purchase the tickets ahead of time or $1 each at the door. An example of the movies showing in one theater is shown above, but you will want to check here to see if there is a theater near you and what movies they will be showing. (All showings are rated G or PG.)

Btrendie - Get $10 FREE!

I have mentioned Btrendie before, but I wanted to make sure that you realized what a good deal it is.

You join by accepting my special invitation, then you have access to great products at reduced prices. The sales open each day at 11 a.m. CST and go until the items are sold out. Shipping is a flat rate of $6.99 unless stated differently for larger items.

This means you can frequently get really cute items for just a few dollars shipped after you use the $10 automatic credit you get for joining.

Today they have boy outfits, organic clothing, and playards on sale!

Check it out and let me know if you find a great deal. I've kept holding on to my free $$ for just the right purchase.

Target Deals (4/18 - 4/24)

Target has a hot coupon out for $5/1 Merona handbags. If your store has Merona bags on clearance, you might be able to use this get a free or almost-free handbag!

5-lb. bag Market Pantry® russet potatoes $1.99

3-lb. bag yellow onions $1.49

Buy 3 Shout 4-pack Travel Size Wipes - $.97 each
Use 3 $0.55/1 (3/21 SS) **no size restrictions
Total: $1.26 plus tax out of pocket, then submit for the $5 SC Johnson Rebate

Merona men’s socks (2-pair) - $2.99
Use $3/1 Target printable
Total: Free!

Quaker Express Single Serve Cups — $.93
Use $1 printable here
Total: Free!

Motrin PM 20 ct — $3.99
Use $3/1 (4/18 RP) AND $1/1 Target printable
Total: Free!

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion - $4.99
Use $3.75/1 coupon (4/11 RedPlum)
AND  $1/1 Target printable
Total: $.24

DelMonte Canned Veggies — $.50 (until 5/8)
Use $1/8 (3/21 RP) or $1/4 printable
Total: $.25

NYC New York Products — $1.72
Use $1/1 printable
Total: $.72 ea

NiveaKiss of Moisture Lip Care — $1.50
Use B1G1 (May All You)
Total: $.75 ea

Dannon Dan-o-nino…

CVS Deals (4/18 - 4/24)

ThermaCare Heat Wraps (1ct) — $2.49

ECB: $2.49 when you buy (wyb) 1 (limit 2)
Buy 2 and use (2) $1/1 printable
Total: $2 money maker! (Pay $2.98 and get $2 ECB)

Buy $10 of select Hershey’s or Cadbury products and get $5 ECB (limit 1)
Buy 18 Hershey Bars — B2G1 free @ 89c ea
Use (9) B1G1 (4/18 SS)
Total: $2.33 money maker! (Pay$2.67 and get $5 ECB)

NYC Eyeliner or Nail Polish — B1G1 @ $1.99

Use $1 (4/18 Red Plum) OR $1/1 printable
Total: 2 for free!
CVS Tissues — 99c

Use $1/1 any CVS brand paper products (when you scan your card at the coupon center)
Total: Free!

Green Bag Tag — 99c
ECB: 99c wyb 1 (limit 1)
Total: Free!

Halle Orchid or Halle Frangrances — Starting at $4.99
ECB: $5 wyb 1 (limit 1)
Total: Free!

Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength Toothpaste (4oz) — 2.99
ECB: $2 wyb 1 (limit 1)
Use $1/1 (April All You)
Total: Free! (Pay $1.99 and get $2 ECB)

Reese’s Dark (single) — Buy 2, get 1 free @ 89c
Buy 3 and use (3) $.55 (3/14 SS)
Total: $.04 ea

Buy (2) Nescafe Taster’s Choice Stic…

Weston Garrett is Home!

On Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 12:57 p.m. Weston Garrett was born. He weighed 8 lbs, 5 oz. and was just a bit more than 19 inches long.

Unfortunately, he had some fluid retained in his lungs and was whisked of to NICU shortly after birth. After trying blow by oxygen, then an oxygen tent, and finally a C-Pap to get his breathing to where it should be.

After just about two days in the NICU, Weston's lungs were clear enough for him to be released to the regular nursery. We stayed in the hospital until this morning and now we are home trying to settle into a schedule that works for all of us.

The one thing I have quickly settled back into is how much I enjoy little babies. I could eat Weston up . . . at the very least kiss his face off. He eats well and sleeps well - and makes lots of little noises.
Hopefully the next few days will help us all settle in and get into a pattern that will work for all of us. I am hoping to find some time here and there to post some deals here on the blog. …

$10/$25 Purchase at Yankee Candle

Yankee Candle has a great coupon out - take $10/$25 purchase!

On top of that, there are some great deals in their clearance section if you believe in stocking up off season like I do - Christmas wrapping, Easter toppers, etc. Combined with the coupon, you could come out really well on this.

REMINDER: FREE Starbucks Coffee Today

Remember . . . according to Starbucks website, if you bring in a reusable cup today - Thursday, April 15th, they will give you a FREE cup of brewed coffee!

Tax Day Freebies!

April 15th is here, and companies want to share some Tax Day freebies:

Scotty P.'s is giving away FREE hamburgers with this coupon.

Cinnabon is giving away 2 FREE cupcake bites on April 15th (tax deadline day) from 6-8pm. Click HERE for more details. Click here to find a location near you.

MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery has just announced an “E-cone-omic” Relief Package for its customers on Tax Day, April 15, 2010. Participating U.S. treateries will give away free slices of its new, one-of-a-kind MaggieMia’s™ Ice Cream Pizza from 3 to 7pm. Click here to find a location near you!

Visit a P.F. Changs on Tax Day and save 15% on your entire bill! No coupon, no nothin'! Just enjoy! Click here for more details!

Become a FAN of Mr. Jim's Pizza and on April 15th you can pick up a FREE small 1 topping pizza! Click here to become a fan!

Take a last minute tax break with this great new printable coupon from Boston Market. It is for a buy one individual plate and get one free. Val…

In Honor of Weston Garrett's Birth, Birthday Freebies for Everyone!

•Applebees- Free dessert and song.

•Arby’s - Sign up and receive coupons for free food on your birthday, plus coupons year round.

•Baskin Robbins - Get a free ice cream treat if you sign up for their Birthday Club.

•Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream - Become a Chunk Spelunker and receive free ice cream!

•Bob Evans - Free kids meal for kids under the age of 12.

•Boston Market - Free kids B-Day meal coupon for kids under 12 and coupons online for their various entrees. ~ the page is under construction currently...

•Buffalo Wild Wings - free dessert with a $5 purchase, join the Buffalo Circle.

•Burger King - Free kids meal to all kids club members.

•California Pizza Kitchen - Free kids meal during the month of their birthday, sign up first.

•Captain D’s - Free kids meal and birthday greeting. Join the D's club and receive a coupon for free Fish and Fries or a free Chicken and Fries!

•Chili’s - Join Chips N Giggles for a free meal.

•Coldstone Creamery - Join now for a free ice cream.


$20/$20 Coupon at One Stop Plus

One Stop Plus has an awesome coupon code out - use code RDFAN at checkout to get $20 off any order $20 or more!

Note the exclusions: May be used one time only per customer. Applies to merchandise only, not including shipping and handling or taxes. May not be used for home & kitchen items, handbags, Skechers Shape Ups, costumes and costume accessories. Ends at midnight (EDT) Thursday 4/15/10!

Make it even better:

Ebates - 3% Cash Back ($5 for Signing Up)
Mr. Rebates - 3% Cash Back ($5 for Signing Up)
Shop at Home - 7% Cash Back ($5 for Signing Up)
Swagbucks - 2 Swagbucks per dollar spent

Just a reminder . . .

I will do my best to get Joey to take his laptop but odds are good I'll be too groggy to use it much after midmorning.

I will try to tweet when I can - forgive me if it is incoherent at times. If you haven't become a Twitter follower yet, now is a great time!

Children's Place Sale - Items as low as $.89

I love Children’s Place and right now they are having some awesome deals!!

You can snag socks and headbands for just $.89, girls dresses for ONLY $1.99, boys graphic tees for just $2.49, adorable shoes for $7.79. Go here to check out all the bargains!

Plus, at checkout, you can use coupon code C4A4A to take an additional 15% off these already reduced prices.

Shipping is a flat rate of $5 no matter how much you order and if you order something that isn't in the store, you can call them and usually get a code for free shipping. If not, going together with a friend or a family member is a great way to save on the shipping costs.

Make it even better:

Ebates - 3% Cash Back ($5 for Signing Up)
Mr. Rebates - 3% Cash Back ($5 for Signing Up)
Shop at Home - 5% Cash Back ($5 for Signing Up)
MyPoints - 2 points per dollar spent
Swagbucks - 2 Swagbucks per dollar spent

See Here Photo Book: 50% off and FREE Shipping

See Here has a pretty good deal for Mother's Day! Now through April 20th order any of their photo books online and get half off . . . plus FREE shipping!

Use the code MOMBOOK

Make it even better:

Ebates - 12% Cash Back ($5 for Signing Up)
Mr. Rebates - 12% Cash Back ($5 for Signing Up)
Swagbucks - 2 Swagbucks per dollar spent

Groupon House Cleaning Experience

I used my first Groupon today. Awhile back, I told Joey I wanted my house to be cleaned before the baby came. We didn't do that before my oldest, and some "helpful" family members pointed out how well my house hid the dirt during the first few weeks after his birth. So when my second son was born, I made sure that we hired someone just before I went to the hospital to do the deeper cleaning I can't do very well when I'm pregnant. We paid around $100-$125 for the service, but they did a great job and I was pleased.

With this baby, our budget is not the same as it was previously and I wasn't sure we would find the funds to hire cleaners . . . but my house needed it even more than it did the first two times I gave birth. A coupon came out on Groupon for a house cleaning for $45. I thought that was the perfect solution and called Joey to make sure the funds were available. And he shut me down, saying we didn't have the $45 right then and if I would wait maybe…

DEAD - MORE Free Studio Movie Grill Passes!!!

Wish I was going to be able to take advantage of these, but I think the rest of this month might be a bit full for me.

However, I know you will want to participate.

If you are a volunteer, you can go here and get a FREE pass for two to any Studio Movie Grill movie.

If you are not a volunteer, you can use this link.

The passes are good until the end of April.

MORE Free Starbucks - This Thursday!!

According to Starbucks website, if you bring in a reusable cup on Thursday, April 15th, they will give you a FREE cup of brewed coffee!

LOCAL: Walgreens Coupons in Yesterday's Paper

Just wanted you local folks to make sure you checked your paper from yesterday. There were coupons in many of them for the new Walgreens opening at Stacy and Highway 5 in Allen.

There was a $3/10 and a $25 Prescription coupon. They state that they are only good at that Walgreens location, but the prescription coupon should also be accepted by Kroger and CVS.

Good luck and if you don't want your's, you can always send it my way :)