Cute Baby Products!! Free Catalog...

Get the new PoshTots Catalogue

This company is not particularly for the frugal at heart, but they have some beautiful things for children!

If you don't have any children,
I suggest you at least visit their site and look at their playhouses!
I want one :) All kinds of designs & How Cute!!

They have everything from diaper bags, to bedding sets and toys,
even custom jewelry for you or your little one...
almost anything kid or baby related.

It's fun to dream...

If you do decide on an order, they have a few discount codes right now...
10% off a $450 purchase of qualifying items ... Code PROMISE10
10% off a purchase of $500 or more of qualifying items ... Code POSHDAD10
$100 off $750 or more CJ750

Don't forget to sign up for your chance to win a $500 shopping spree when you visit the site.

Bath & Body Works Coupon....

Great Bath & Body Works coupon good for a
Free Antibacterial Foam Hand Sanitizer
with any purchase.

Coupon expires July 5, 2009.
Sometimes they pull these when a certain number have been printed...

Find yourself a clearance item, or inexpensive product and get your freebie!


A bloggy friend of mine is having a giveaway!

I thought I'd pass the opportunity on to you all :)

AFrugalFriend is giving away a book from Baby Genius entitled:
1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Elephants: A Sing 'n Move Book

So go check out the giveaway here and say "Hi" for me while you're there.
She'd love to have you visit her site.

Free 4th of July Craft and Recipe eBook...

Show your American pride with this downloadable collection of craft projects to decorate, wear and entertain on the 4th of July.

It also includes a 4th of July recipe collection that will create a great spread, but won’t leave you panting over a hot stove all day.

Rite Aid Deals 6/28-7/4...

Here are the best of the Rite Aid Deals this week... Thanks Layla!

Rite Aid $5 off of $25 Coupon @

Degree Clinical Protection Deodorant $6.99
-$5 SCR #139 (limit 2) ... this week only
-$1 RP 5/17

Stayfree, Buy 1 Get 1 Free
- Buy 1 Get 1 Free 6/28 SS

Wet Ones Wipes $1.99
-$1.00 coupon
-$1.00 SCR #183

Mentos Gum $0.99
- $0.55 from the 5/3 SS
- $1.00 from the 6/21 SS
=Free -$0.44

Venus Razor $7.99
-$5 SCR #142
-$2.00 6/7 PG

Coupons available online this week...
Rite Aid $5 off $25

Other coupons

New to RiteAid? Check out my Rite Aid 101 post to get started.

Find another great deal or scenario?
Let me know ... :)

Alert!!! Parade Magazine Had Coupons Yesterday...

Extra, Extra, Read all about it...

Don't throw out that newspaper yet!!

If you got a newspaper, or papers, yesterday that include the Parade Magazine insert you will likely find some good coupons in it.

Coupons seem to vary a bit by region as I've seen others talking about it. The paper I subscribe to doesn't include the Parade, so no extras for me.

If you got the Parade, what coupons did it include?

Meijer Deals 6/28-7/4...

There are several good buys this week at Meijer...

including a Buy 10, get the 11th item free sale.

June 28th-July 4th

My local Meijer doubles coupons up to $.50. Check with your local store for their coupon policies. You can find your add here to check for any sale differences.

10 for 10, Get the 11th Free Sale

Ronzoni Taste Smart Pasta $1
Buy 2
-$1 SS 4/5 (use 2)
-$1/2 Meijer Mealbox
=$1 Overage

Sweet Baby Ray's Marinade $1
-$1 SS 5/10

Dentex Floss Picks $1
-$1 SS 1/18

Bounty Paper Towels $1
-$.25 SS 6/7
=$.50 each

Hormel Pepperoni $1

-$.35 SS 6/21
=$.30 each

Other great deals....

Heluva Good Dip $1.19
-$.75 SS 6/17, 6/28
-$.25 Meijer Mealbox

Wish Bone Dressing $1.50
Buy 2
-$1/2 RP 5/17
-$.75 Meijer Mealbox (use 2)
= $.25 each

Chi Chi's Salsa $.90
-$.55 SS 5/17
=$.35 each

Dinty Moore Stew $.90
-$1/3 Meijer Mealbox
=$.57 each

Select Kellogg's Cereals $2.50, Buy 4 Get $3 Catalina
Buy 4
-$1 RP 6/7
=$.75 each

Pond's Towelette's $2.50
-$1 SS 6/28
=$1.50 each

Meijer Mealbox
Ronzoni Pasta
Heluva Good Dip
Dinty Moore

New to Meijer? Having trouble finding the Meijer Mealbox coupons?
Check out my Meijer 101 post.

Thanks INGoodCents and Melissa.

Walgreens Deals 6/28-7/4...

Here are the best of the Walgreens deals I see this week...
June 28th-July 4th!

Can't believe it's almost July already...
where has the summer gone?

Right Guard or Dry Idea Deoderant $2.99, get $2 RR
-$1 SS 4/19
-$2 D.Idea @

=$1 profit or Free

Aquafresh Toothpaste $1.99, Get $1 RR
-$1 coupon

Wrigley's Gum 3/$2 with in-ad coupon
Buy 6
-B1G1 Free SS 4/5, 6/28 (give this before in-ad coupon!)... use 3
=$.02 each

Pringles $.99
-$1/2 RP 6/28
=$.49 each

Twizzlers 2/$3
-$1 SS 6/28
=$.50 each

Optimum Care Relaxers Kit or Roots of Nature Strengthening Oil Moisturizer $6.99, get $5 RR
-$1 coupon

Colgate Toothpaste &/or Wave Toothbrush 2/$5, Buy 2 Get $2 RR
-$.75 SS 6/28 (use 2)
=$.75 each

Pepsi product 12 packs, buy 4 get the 5th one free with in-ad coupon
=$2.40 each

Purex Complete Laundry Detergent $8.99, B1G1 Free
-$2 SS 6/14 (use 2)
=$2.50 each (anyone used these yet?)

Off Clip-On Mosquito Protection $9.99, get $3 RR
-$2 SS 5/17
=$4.99 each

I've begun compiling a list of available online coupons that work with the best of the deals I find for the week... hope this helps you!

New to Walgreens? Check out my Walgreens 101 post here.

CVS Deals 6/28-7/4...

Here are the best of the CVS deals I see this week...
another not so great week.

I don't know what they're doing, but I'm ready to find some good buys there again!

Adult Sunglasses $5.99+, Buy 2 Get $10 ECB (limit 1)
=$.99 each and up

Edge or Skintimate $1.99
-$1 coupons
-$.75 Edge SS 5/17

SoftSoap Body Wash $4.99, B1G1 Free
Buy 2, use 2 coupons
-$1 SS 5/31, 5/7
=$1.50 each

L'Oreal Excellence to Go $6.99
-$3 coupon
-$3 SS 5/17
=$3.99 each

Cottonelle 12 pack $6.99
-$1 coupon
-$1 All You Magazine (May)

Dasani Purified water, or Coke product 12 packs 4/$13
Buy 4, get $3 ECB (limit 1)
=$2.50 each

Select General Mills Cereals & Bars 2/$6, Buy 2 get $2 ECB (limit 1)
Cereals ... Cinn. Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Fiber One, Cheerios, Multi-grain or Honey Nut Cheerios.
Bars... Nature Valley, Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinn. Toast Crunch, Fiber One
=$2 each

Coppertone Sun Care $7.49+, Buy 2 get $8 ECB (limit 1)
-$1.50 SS 5/10
=Final prices will vary

Wisk Laundry Detergent B1G1 Free

Recommended online coupons:
Skintimate & Edge

New to CVS? Check out my CVS 101 post.

Find a deal or clearance item at CVS?
Let me know so I can pass it on :)

Photo Books... Sale...

Picaboo, a website that lets you make photo albums or cards in just minutes, has some great discounts right now.... love it's name :)

Buy 1 Photo Album, Get 1 Free with code JUNEGF
Get 20% off your order with code GRADU8

Both codes work through 6/30/09.

Looks like a great resource where you can even make a story book out of your album... I might have to get my photos together for one :)


Children's Place Clothing starting at $.99...

Unfortunately it looks as though these have all gone back to regular prices.

The Children's Place Faux-layered Knit Dress
Only $.99!

Right now at Amazonyou can find some Children's Place
clothing clearanced to $.99 an item!!

There are even a few buys at $.19 !!

You do have to pay shipping,
unless you sign up for the free trial of Amazon Prime.
But at those rates, some of the items are still worth the price even when you pay shipping.... or get a few items to combine the shipping costs to make it worth the shipping fee.

Here are a few of the items:

Big-Girls Dazzle Ballet Shoes
These are adorable

Baby-Boys Quest Hiker Shoes
Cute little boys shoes!

There are loads more items for $.99!
Just go to Amazon and do some searches on Children's Place clothing for the sizes you need.
Would be a great way to shop for a baby shower or Christmas.

Quantities are very limited! So shop fast... :)

Thanks AFrugalFriend!

Friday's Freebies...

Here are several freebies I've come across recently...

click on the images to take advantage of the deals... Have fun!

Betty Crocker Summer Recipes
Betty Crocker Summer Recipes

Can't believe this one's still going!
Easy Bakeware

Glidden Paint...
Free quart of paint delivered!

Discount Drug Card
Free RX Drug Card

Environmental Living tips...

Summer Samples...
Healthy Samples

and no Jill, I still haven't decided on a paint color!
Eeek.. better do that before they run out!

Another Kroger Find...

Kroger is running a Daytona sale right now
where if you buy 10 items you get $3 off your order.

Purchase Purex as part of your 10 items and you might just get a $2 Catalina.

As reported at CouponMommie...

Purex is on sale for $2.19 each, Buy 2
- $.35 SS 6/14
-$.50 coupon (choose send coupon 2 a friend)
= Final prices will vary depending on coupons used

I have not confirmed this to work....
and don't know how long the catalina promotion runs,
so YMMV (your mileage may vary).

Find Baby Names... or Make Name Tags...

I found a site, thanks to The Sabourin Family, that hosts an abundance of names and the ability to make name tags as well.

"What a Lovely Name" is the name of the site, and it's a lot of fun :)
Need to choose a baby name? Search through names by boy, girl, traditions, dispositions (might be a good thing for those who feel people are their names), celebrity names, or other worlds.

or... create a tag
You can also just do a search on a name to find out more about it's origin, or just to create a tag. If they don't have the name you're looking for, just submit a suggestion and you can then create a tag with your suggested name.

It's just fun! I made one with my name, just because ...

Free Quart of Paint....

Get a quart of Glidden eggshell paint in the color of your choice for free!

Offer starts today and is good through July 2nd..
or until supplies run out.

I have to decide what color! :)

What color did you choose?

Having trouble getting through on the website? You can simply give them a call at 1-800-GLIDDEN to place your request. Thanks MoneySavingMom!

Redesign in Progress...

Feel free to spend time looking around as usual... no real hazards here :)

You may find some links that aren't working properly, or at all at this point...

I've left most of my usual links to the sides so you can still find your way around until we get the new links up and running.

Wish us luck ... :)

Home Depot Garden Club...

Sign up for the Home Depot Garden Club and get these great coupons...

$10 off $50

$15 off $125

Buy one Get one Free Houseplant

If you've spent any time here, you probably know I enjoy a bit of gardening. This is a great way to get some free ideas and coupons! Get your hands dirty! I will :)

Kroger Deals 6/25-7/1...

Here are the best of the Kroger deals I see this week...

June 25-July 1st

My local stores double coupons up to $.50 and my final prices reflect that. Please check with you local store regarding their coupon policies.

White Seedless Grapes $.97 lb

Celery $.99

California Canalope $1.27

Fresh Asparagus $1.47 lb

London Broil or Top Round Roast $1.99 lb

Kroger 1/2 Gallon Milk $.99

Kraft 2% American or 2% Sharp Cheese Slices $1.47

Pepsi 2 Liter Bottles, Buy 4 get 2 Free, = $.84 each

Wheat thins, Triscuit 2/$4
-Free Wheat Thins when you buy Ritz SS 5/17
=$2 and free Ritz

Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers $5.99
-$1.50 SS 6/21
-$1.50 Shortcuts (will only work for one)

=$2.99 each (coupons stack)

Daytona Event Items:
Buy 10 get $3 off (or $.30 off each item)

Purex Catalina deal makes for a great buy! Check it out here.

Kraft BBQ Sauce $.99 ($.69)
-$.75 SS 6/14
=$.06 profit

Shedd's Spread Country Crock Margarine $1.99 ($1.69)
-$1 RP 5/17

Gatorade Sports Drink $1 ($.70)

Hunt's Manwich $1 ($.70)
-$.80/2 SS 5/31
=$.30 each

Kroger Pourable Salad Dressing $1.24 ($.94)

Ragu Pasta Sauce $1.69 ($1.39)
-$1.25/3 RP 5/17
-$.30 RP 5/17

=$.79-$.97 each

Ritz Crackers $2.49 ($2.19)
-$.50 tearpad (found these at Meijer)
=$1.19 each

Oscar Mayer Hot Dog $1.59 ($1.29)
Buy 2
-$1/2 SS 6/21

=$.79 each

Breyers Ice Cream $2.29 ($1.99)
-$.75 RP 5/17
=$1.25 each

Fritos or Cheetos $1.68 ($1.38)

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.79 ($1.49)
-$1/2 Cellfire eCoupon (use link in left column)

=$.49 each

Kraft Mac & Cheese 5 pack $3.69 ($3.39)

Scott Paper Towel 8 ct $6.99 ($6.69)
=$5.99 each

Select General Mills Cereals $2.49 ($2.19)
-$1/2 SS 6/14
-$.55 Lucky Charms (don't know if these are included) Cellfire
-$50 Lucky Charms

=Final prices will vary

Kellogg's Pop Tarts 12 ct. $2.49 ($2.19)
-$.55 RP
=$1.64 each

Coupons available online:

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
Lucky Charms

Cellfire eCoupons (use link in left column)
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
Lucky Charms

ShortCuts eCoupons

New to shopping Kroger? Check out my Kroger 101 post.

Under Construction ... :)

Yippee... we're on our way to the new look!
How do you like it so far?

Soon the links at the top will begin working and we'll have a whole new atmosphere here.
I'm excited about it and hope you all like it as much as I do !

Please be patient as we get things reorganized. I will continue to try and post new deals, etc. as we work on getting the design functional and .... fun!

Work in progress...

The new look is unveiled tonight.

Word has it that April of AprilShowers will be installing the new design

I think April has done a great job and I'm excited to see what everyone thinks of the new look.

Please be patient as it may take me a few days to get re-oriented with the new design and where everything its, but I think it's going to be great.

After I've had a little time to get familiar with the new design, I will be hosting a few giveaways, so I hope you'll come back to check them out.

Guest Posts... Need some...

I'm looking for a few good guest posts
as I'm going to away for a week soon.

Any topic that deals with frugal or family life,
as well as a favorite recipe, etc. would be great!

Great at organization? Tell us about some of your tips.

Great at crafting? Show us how to make something.

Have a great recipe? Share it with us.

Leave a comment or email me to let me know if you'd be interested...
I'd love to hear from you!

Meatloaf Patties...

Picture borrowed from where Tonya made "Mini Meatloaf"
Mine were a bit thinner and larger than this one.

The other night I was scrambling to get dinner done
before Hubby got home so he could have a warm meal when he got off work.... never happens to you, right? Well, it happens to me all to often I must confess.

I usually come up with something quickly that works and I just realized I should be posting some of those recipes/ideas here... What a clever idea :)

I had ground chuck in the fridge from a sale during the week, and some that I needed to get into the freezer, so that was my starting point.

Hubby loves meatloaf, didn't until he tried mom's, and I had thought about it earlier in the day, but never got to putting it together... and it takes foreevvvverrr to bake! But... I really wanted to make it for Hubby.

With limited time on my hands I put together my regular meatloaf recipe, eyeballing some of the ingredients- like usual, it's the only way to cook isn't it? and I decided to make meatloaf patties instead of an actual loaf.

I turned up the heat on those suckers and baked them in all of about 30 mins or so, a far cry from the normal 1 1/2 hours.

Here's my recipe (actually mom's recipe-Thanks mom!):
1 1/2 lbs ground chuck
1 eggs
3/4 cup rolled oats
onion -small diced
ketchup- in meat to moisten.. 1/4-1/2 cup is my guess
green pepper - whatever you like, but you really need at least a little to make it delish
bacon - 2 strips or Bacon bits (mix in if you don't have bacon strips)
salt & pepper as desired
celery as desired (I don't usually add this)

Combine all ingredients...

For meatloaf: Form into loaf shape and put some extra ketchup on top, place bacon strips on top if using them, bake in baking pan at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

For meatloaf patties: Form into medium thickness hamburger size patties, be sure to mix in bacon bits, spread some extra ketchup across the top of the patties. Bake at 450 degrees for approximately 25 minutes... Watch the temperature of the patties to be sure they don't overcook. Size of patties will change cooking time.

I check mine with a thermometer to be sure it's done. I serve with mashed potatoes and green beans usually... Yum! Enjoy!

Don't like meatloaf? Every tried homemade? It's so much different... and better IMHO than restaurant versions.

I forgot to take pics... maybe next time :) Specials...

Weekly Deals at! has some great deals going on this week...
all with free shipping!
Here are just a few worth mentioning.

Apple iPod 30 GB
Factory Reconditioned with 90 day warranty
$99 after instant rebate... Reg $399.99

Nextar Digital Photo Frame 5.6"

$19.99 after instant rebate... Reg $89.99

Brother P-Touch PT-1280 Label Maker
$11.99 after instant rebate... Reg. $59.95

These are just a few of the good buys this week...
there are many more.

Just click on the image at the top of this post and then go to weekly specials to see more of their great buys this week.

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