Monday, June 13, 2011

Where did that come from? Mailbox Monday

My mailbox was insanity and extremely exciting today!! I got the Bacardi Tee from a Facebook offer a while back as well as a new pair of glasses for DB from the Firmoo Facebook offer. Little did I know there was a coupon for a free bag of Lays potato chips in there and a grand finale was a large box. I had NO idea what the heck could have come in a box, I haven't ordered anything I haven't gotten and I didn't win anything that I knew of. Although I didn't know it, I did in fact win the MilkPep Sweepstakes. I'm so stoked, I got a digital camcorder (I've been itching to get one) along with a 2 GB SD card AND a $15 iTunes card!!

I'm incredibly excited and I had to share! I hope all is well and everyone else is having a great start to the new week!!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Zantac Sample

 Get your sample HERE


Friday Freebies

Frito-Lay will be posting their giveaway of 24,000 free bags of chips on Facebook today! Just click "Like" and you will be able to sign up when the link is posted. Here's what they had to say

"It's official -- check out our mention on Guinness' page!Remember to come back to our page at 3pmET/2pmCT to claim your free bag of chips!"

So, by 3pm be at the Frito-Lay page to try and snag your free bag of chips!! 

Coastal Contacts are giving away tons of free glasses lately. Guess what?!? DB FINALLY got his prescription today and I was FINALLY able to order him a pair of glasses. While we were trying to find the right pair we had an idea of what we thought would be nice.

I'm all about it!! I love love love an adorable nerdy guy with black frame glasses! Well, it seems their stock of different types of these babies are either not coupon friendly or out-of-stock (does this mean I'm not the only one?). We finally picked a pair that was not yet but close to out-of-stock and got them ordered. I'm super excited about these freebies and can't wait for the glasses to get here!

The cost was around $18, $9 for shipping and around $9 for handling. (still a pretty good deal)

I hope these freebies will help everyone get to a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Free glasses from Coastal Contacts

10,000 Free pairs of eyeglasses AGAIN!

Coastal Contacts are giving away 10K more pairs of eyeglasses. If you didn't get in on the last giveaway here's your chance! DB still has not gotten his prescription for glasses but his contacts were ordered today so I think once those show up we will have the script but I could be wrong.

First, go to the Coastal Contacts Facebook page and click "like". On the left side of the page open the tab 'Free Glasses!" and get your code. The directions say they recommend you pick out a couple pairs of glasses before the giveaway in case the pair you have chosen is sold out. You could head to Coastal Contacts now and pick out a couple pairs you're interested in. Tomorrow at 9am PDT pick your pair of eyeglasses checkout and add the promo code available on their Facebook page.

Did any of you get in on this deal last week?? Anyone know how much the shipping costs? Hopefully some of you can get in on this deal!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend and is on the right foot to an awesome week!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Free RevitaLens

Remember the other day when I said DB got himself contacts instead of glasses and I was bummed I missed out on the glasses deal? Well today there is a deal out that you can get yourself a free kit of RevitaLens at your Wal-Mart Vision Center.

Go Here and print a copy to take to your local Wal-Mart Vision Center and they will give you a box with a 2.0 oz. bottle of RevitaLens and contact case absolutely free! I was excited that finally something came along for contacts and learning to use them DB has gone through quite a bit in a little more than a week so he will definitely be needing this solution.

When we stopped at our Vision Center today the girl said she had not heard of or seen this before but she was very polite and said she had no problem going and getting this freebie for us. Hopefully many of you will be able to get this with ease as well!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pyrex Potholder

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Check it out, today I got my free Pyrex potholder in the mail! Normally, I like to post my freebies from the week before on Mondays but I'm so excited my mail has been awesome 2 days in a row!!

Reach Toothbrush Coupon

There is an awesome coupon out there good for $2/2 on Reach Toothbrushes. Head over to and print yours. There have been quite a few different sales around on toothbrushes lately so depending on what local stores you have nearby you could get these for as low as FREE!

Zantac Free Sample

I love me some Zantac, DB uses it for heartburn but I always have some with me because it works really well for tummy aches too!! So grab your sample of Maximum Strength Zantac 150 Here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Free glasses from Coastal Contacts

Tomorrow Coastal Contacts is offering 10,000 pairs of free eyeglasses at 12 (noon) EDT and all you will pay is shipping.

First, go to the Coastal Contacts Facebook page and click "like". On the left side of the page open the tab 'Free Glasses!" and get your code. The directions say they recommend you pick out a couple pairs of glasses before the giveaway in case the pair you have chosen is sold out. You could head to Coastal Contacts now and pick out a couple pairs you're interested in. Tomorrow at noon pick your pair of eyeglasses checkout and add the promo code available on their Facebook page.

I was really excited about this giveaway, since I don't wear glasses I haven't need any but DB does and he just saw the eye doc. Sadly, he decided for the first time in his life he would like contacts and while I could have still tried to snag him a pair he has not received his prescription because he's in the trial phase of contacts. While I will be waiting until the next time this awesome giveaway hits the net I hope that many of you are able to get the deal!! I have read in different places that the shipping isn't normally anymore than $20, if you get in on this deal please let me know for sure if the shipping and handling was reasonable enough!!

I hope everyone is having a great week and good luck if you try to get your own pair of free glasses!!!

In my mailbox

I was so excited to find a large package hanging out with a small package in my mailbox this afternoon! It's always fun to open up your free samples or things you have won from giveaways. '

I had nearly forgotten I won the Tide Stain Release a couple weeks ago at one of their Facebook giveaways and  the small eos lotion last week. I especially love that Tide advertises on their Facebook that it's a 'sample' and they send you a full sized product!! I also signed up for the free Yoplait yogurt cup a couple weeks ago. My mailbox was full today...maybe I  will have the same results tomorrow!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Grocery deals today

DB and I ran to Giant Eagle to get some grocery deals done today. For $23.92 this is what we got, Charmin 12 roll Basic (we were down to our last roll last night), 4 Miracle Whips, 2 jars of Vlasic pickles, 2 boxes of Stove top, 2 pepperidge farms frozen cakes and 8 Edy's smoothie/shakes, we also got 2 quarts of strawberries. I am pretty happy with the deals we were able to find for this week.

Have you tried the Edy's shakes? They are delicious! DB wanted shakes and I opted for the smoothies...we each had one for our lunch and they are amazing!

I hope everyone is getting off to a great start to their weekend!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Great deal on Hasbro games!

DB and I have been looking around and around for birthday gifts for my nephew and there are some really great deals out there with the Hasbro coupons floating around!

We picked up Gator Golf for $12, it's on rollback at Walmart for $15 with a $3 coupon in the papers you can also print Here. I know it's not the best of deals but he will be 3 so the better deals weren't fitting for him but that doesn't make them any less awesome!

Walmart also has Toy Story 3 Operation on rollback for $5 and you can get coupons Here and/or Here for $3 off making this game $2. I know quite a few people like to shop early for Christmas and birthdays as well as have a few things they got a great deal with on hand for birthday parties and these are perfect for that!

Candy Land is also on rollback for $5 and there is a $2 coupon for it, $3 is still a really decent deal! You can get that coupon Here. I didn't see that it was available in both places but I could have easily overlooked it, if someone does find it please let me know and I will quickly get that added onto here! I apologize about the pictures they were quick pics from my really old cell phone. I hope everyone is having a great day and enjoys these incredible deals!


I seem to have pretty well fallen off the map the last couple of months and much like blogging I truly want to get back into my everyday everything! It's been a very rough couple a months and while we've had a hard time keeping our heads held high I am quickly recovering and getting back into my groove.

Spring is certainly come and go right now..yesterday it was nearly 80 degrees in my house and today it's a mere 64. I'm excited my plants have begun to pop up in the garden and we have tomato and pepper plants ready to be transplanted outside. We started purging junk and spring cleaning over the weekend and have plenty left to do. One of my favorite things to do is go through what we don't use and get rid of it! I was quite proud of DB, as he has a harder time letting go, that he actually went through totes of old computer parts he was holding onto and decided what could finally go (it only took 3 years of my nagging and who knows how long since he's had them). The closet is close to empty and our winter clothes are stored away until fall, rooms are being rearranged and everything needs scrubbed. I hope you all are able to enjoy your spring weather and perhaps your cleaning as well! 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Grocery Deals

I'm pretty excited about some deals we got done tonight. I had quite a few freebie coupons piled up and I started to feel better today so I figured we would venture out for a bit. Things have been less than stellar here but they are picking up so we ran to Giant Eagle to see what we could get a good deal on and this is what we found.
I had coupons for free Excedrin that came in the mail. The bag of Halls was from an instant win game and the Bagel Thins are from BzzAgent. The Luden's coupons were in last weekends SmartSource for .55/1 and they were on sale at Giant Eagle this week for 1.29 making them .19 each after the coupons doubled. The Vitamin water was an exciting find at the store...they are on sale this week 4 for 5 and on the display was a tear pad for .55/1 making them just .15 each. The total came to 2.08...the poor kid ringing all of this up seemed to be pretty new and I think he was terrified he was going to make a mistake but everything went through and all was well!

I know it's not a lot but I haven't done a whole lot of anything in a while so I was pretty excited and wanted to share! Do you have a Giant Eagle? Check if you have the tear pad for .55/1 for the VitaminWater Zero, .15 each is definitely not a bad price! I hope everyone has a great start to their weekend!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Trip to Montana

I've got a lot of pictures to share from our trip to Montana. It was an incredible trip, we got to meet a ton of incredible people, see the most beautiful landscapes and had so much fun! Things are still pretty jumbled around here, my aunt passed away on Wednesday and everything has just been crazy. I just wanted to get on here and post up a few things, I will have lots more to share later as well!

Our trip started at 3am on Saturday, we had to be at the airport by 4:30 because our flight was scheduled for 6:40. We were sent our bags to pack, plane tickets and prepaid visa cards to pay our checked baggage fee. Everything was completely taken care...the only cost to us was at the parking lot when we returned. It was an extremely long day of traveling, we ended up with a 3 hour layover in Minneapolis and not much to do. I would say the best part of the entire day of travel was that we got bumped to first class. That's right, we were sitting in Minneapolis waiting for our flight to board and no one had seat assignments, DB walked up to the desk to ask where we would be sitting but the man didn't know yet. When the plane started to board apparently we were the only ones without seats, the airline had overbooked their flight by 12 people and kept asking for volunteers to take a later flight, they offered incentive, of course, but we weren't interested. Most people were already on the plane when we were asked to stand to the side and wait but told that we would most definitely be on this flight, we just had to wait to see where we'd be seated. Apparently, push came to shove and a couple did not show up for their first class seats, leaving us to sit in them! All I wanted to do was sleep but it was incredibly exciting, the seats were more comfortable and there was so much more space to wiggle around in. I know it's cheesy but it was just neat to sit up in the front and have special little things like actual glasses for beverage and DB was really excited that he was offered Sun chips instead of pretzels (I prefer pretzels). When we reached Montana everything was set up for us to grab some food and hang out until a bus took us up to the ranch. 
When we checked into our room we had some awesome gifts waiting for us. To be prepared for our winter activities we were given nice warm Solstice jackets, gloves, Columbia boots, wool socks, head bands, beanies, Bolle sunglasses, neckwarmers and thermal underwear. The ranch also set us up with nice Stetson cowboy hats, Swiss Army pocket watch alarm clocks and DB got himself a brand new digital camera. It was so exciting to walk into this already amazing room to find presents everywhere, it was like Christmas all over again!

I have so much more to share, it was truly an incredible trip and so much fun! I will post as much as I can in among the craziness, I apologize that it's taken me a week to just get this much posted! I hope everyone is having a great start to their week!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Awful? To say the least

It's been a while. We were on our trip to Montana from Saturday to Tuesday night, the minute we got off the plane my mom told my my aunt was in the hospital. She had been having a hard time breathing with asthma for months and this time was bad, my uncle tried to get her in the truck when they decided to call an ambulance. Everything happened on Monday, when I was still in Montana and I had no idea, I didn't know until my mom called me when we landed in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night and it was too late to go to the hospital. First, thing Wednesday morning I headed to the hospital and it was awful. I was at the hospital the majority of the day, my aunt passed away in the evening and I got to  my grandma's to pick up the dogs only to find out something is sticking out of Lucky's rectum and it's too late to go to a regular vet. We had to take her to the emergency clinic that's nearly an hour away for the woman to tell me she wasn't concerned and charge me a hundred dollars. Whatever it was went back in and that I needed to watch her. I had a call this morning from my regular vet to check on her and I just called them back, whatever this is does not look like something she could have chewed up and eaten, so I'm very worried. The tech said she would talk to the vet and call me back, so that is what I'm waiting on now.

Needless to say I am a complete wreck, the trip was amazing but this return couldn't have been much worse. DB had to go straight to work first thing yesterday morning so I have been pretty much on my own. I promise I have a large amount of amazing pictures from our trip and it was just truly incredible to say the least! I just have to get through all of this and I promise I will get some amazing pictures loaded up and some great stories about our trip.I know when it rains it pours so hopefully this is the end of that and we can take in a little sunshine here soon!

I hope everyone else is having a much better week.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mailbox Monday

I won a trip to Montana back in late fall and I'm so excited it's actually this weekend! This week, not so much in my mailbox as actually sitting on my porch was a very large box. I knew that I was supposed to be expecting tickets and some paperwork in the mail but I figured on a large envelope so I wasn't sure what the box was.
2 large suitcase/bags and Lucky's favorite sock in the background. These bags are awesome, they have hard plastic on the bottom with wheels and a pull-out handle. They are literally big enough that you could sit on this thing and use it as a sled. There are large pockets on the sides that will be a perfect fit for shoes or boots. Then, I had a knock on the door this time it was FedEx with another box. This box I had to sign for because it had our plane tickets and paperwork.
This box, though much smaller, was even more exciting! The smaller box contained our plane tickets to and from the lodge, our paperwork and activities line up, 2 hats to wear on the way, name tags for our luggage and prepaid credit cards to cover the luggage check fee. I'm so excited but I'm also pretty nervous. I hate leaving the dogs but I know they will be with my grandma, she always takes great care of them and they love it there.

I really need to get this house to spotless status, there's nothing better than coming home to a perfectly clean house when you're away for a few days. I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I love a good deal

DB and I had some running around to do last night and one of the places we had to run was walmart. It's definitely not my favorite store, especially the one closest to my house, they really don't do well with coupons and their customer service is really crappy so I don't go often. DB said he needed a lock and some windshield wiper fluid so we looked around a little and check out what I found.
I know the picture isn't great but each of these shirts were marked down to $1. I know there have been better deals in the history of walmart but I'm stoked. The blue polo was down from $8, my delicious new monster cereal shirt down from $7.50 and the little one is down from $4 so I grabbed it for my nephew's birthday.

I have to go back out to the mall and the pet store so I'm hoping my luck will stretch through tonight and I can find DB some nice shoes for a good deal. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Christmas Basket

For Christmas I really didn't know much of what to get my MIL. She's a huge I Love Lucy fan but we have always gotten her that stuff and she pretty much has everything we can possibly get for her. We did get her an I Love Lucy blender salt and pepper shaker set.
For some reason when it arrived and I opened it to check I swore I had seen this set in her cabinet and was so afraid she already had it. In a panic the day before Christmas Eve, (when we had dinner) I grabbed a basket and ribbon and quickly threw it all together.
The basket was very plain. I love baskets they can hold so much and make for a nice decoration.
I quickly got my hot glue gun warmed up and slapped some ribbon around it with a bow. I was pretty nervous it wasn't going to be nice but I think it actually turned out pretty cute. The treats made it all kinds of better and she loved it. When she opened her presents that night I was also relieved to find out that she did not have the salt and pepper shakers, I was just paranoid.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Free bottle of Country Bob's

Head over to Country Bob's to get your coupon for a free bottle of  their all purpose sauce.
Get your bottle of Country Bob's Here

Peanut Butter filled Chocolate Cookies

Peanut butter chocolate cookies are absolutely delicious! These cookies are a bit more time consuming than any of the other recipes I've shared but it's not hard just tedious.

The first thing to do is mix up the peanut butter filling to refrigerate. This part is quick and easy.

1 Cup Peanut butter
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar

Mix the peanut butter and powdered sugar and refrigerate while you're preparing your cookie dough.

Next up, getting your ingredients together for the cookie mix. 

1 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ Cup Sugar
1 Cup of softened butter (2 sticks)
16 oz. cream cheese (use 1 ½ packs for cookies, save half for frosting)
2 Tsp. vanilla
2 Eggs
4 cups flour
½ Cup Cocoa Powder
2 Tsp. Baking Powder

In a large bowl cream the brown sugar, sugar, butter and cream cheese until mixed well. Blend in vanilla and egg.  Sift flour into a separate bowl and add cocoa and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to wet mix and mix well. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls, place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and make a thumb imprint. In the imprint add your peanut butter filling and work chocolate from cookie over peanut butter. (This part you do not have to do you will just have more of a peanut butter thumbprint cookie rather than filled.)   
 All of this is pretty simple and easy, when you are working the cookie to cover the peanut butter it can be a bit of work. Again, you don't have to get the peanut butter covered it's really just preference.

Bake for 9-12 minutes at 350 and cool. Pour frosting over top when completely cool. While your cookies are baking you can get the frosting mixed up quickly.

2 Cups powdered sugar (sifted)
4 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
3-4 Tbsp. milk
4 oz. cream cheese

Mix the dry ingredients then add the milk and cream cheese.
 My frosting was a little runny so I had to stick my cookies in the freezer for it to set right but you can add powdered sugar to get a thicker consistency.