Monday, June 28, 2010

Tall Ships Festival Giveaway

This is such a great local giveaway that I just had to share. You can win a family 4 pack to The Cleveland Tall Ships Festival (Valued at $56). This one has me really excited because I know my kids would love it. It runs fron July 7-11. There will be at least 11 ships at the exhibit., family entertainment-Family Fun Day is on the 9th and it runs from 11-2 with activities for the kids and a performance fron Radio Disney. This is presented by The Port of Cleveland and The Rotary Club of Cleveland.

I think is so cool because you actually get to board the ships and meet the crew.

You can read all about it here: or you can also read more about it at

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Free Sample of Sore No More

Thanks to for the great Freebie Find

Monday, June 21, 2010

Lowes Build and Grow Clinic

Build a Monster Truck at Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic on June 26, 2010 , from 10am – 11am. This does require registration online, which helps to see which stores are participating!

Each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project.

The Husband

Mine totally irritates me somedays. I swear even his breathing annoys me. I just want to throw my shoe at his face. Sounds like a wonderful relationship huh? LOL Actually it's great. Just some days he annoys me more than others. Hes just laying around like a slug and it's irritating me. I feel that if I'm busy doing stuff then everyone else should to. I was like dude, help me clean up the house. His reply, "Well come outside and help me mow the yard." Excuse me? Did I just hear you correctly? Back the car up Mister!!! You mow the yard ONCE a week. ONCE!!! I clean, cook, do laundry, take care of 4 kids, etc, etc, 7 days a week. Do you seriously think I sit here and do nothing?? Yeah somedays it looks like it because I have no help but I was just like WOW!!! He is so clueless. Alrighty, that is my rambling for today. Carry on LOL

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Coffee Mate Brew Crew

The COFFEE-MATE Brew Crew is an elite team of COFFEE-MATE fans who help spread the word about COFFEE-MATE and provide feedback on COFFEE-MATE products, promotions and marketing efforts to COFFEE-MATE’s marketing team. In exchange, COFFEE-MATE Brew Crew members can receive promotional items, samples, and coupons to share with friends, acquaintances, and others in the coffee-drinking world! In addition, Brew Crew members can complete simple and fun weekly activities and earn points that can be used to redeem great rewards in their online store.

Here’s how it works:
Apply by filling out the questionnaire at their site.If accepted, they will send you an email link to log into their private website to access/create your account On the site, you will receive details on how to complete weekly activities, you will find COFFEE-MATE news, promotions and surveys, and you’ll be able to meet other coffee lovers just like you!

Thanks to Kristie's List for this great find

Free Redbox Code

Like Redbox on Facebook and get a code for a free rental. Code good tommorrow June 21 2010 only.

Love Freebies. Best of all, I like that you can return your movie to any other Redbox, not just the one that you got it from. Even ones in another state. How cool is that?

Current Catalina Deals

Through 7/10/10

Purchase three (3) Oscar Mayer Luncheon Meat, Receive $2 OYNO

Purchase 20 Yoplait Singles, Receive $2 OYNO

Purchase two (2) Pedialyte, Receive $1.50 OYNO

Purchase three (3) Betty Crocker Snacks, Receive $1.50 OYNO

Purchase one (1) KY Product, Receive $1 OYNO

Purchase two (2) Kikkomen Terryaki Sauce, Receive $1 OYNO

Purchase three (3) Butterball Turkey Bacon, Receive $1 OYNO

Purchase four (4) Idahoan Instant Potatoes, Receive $1 OYNO

Purchase 15 Cesar Canned Dog Food or Treats, Receive $1 OYNO

Purchase three (3) Dole Mandarin Oranges, Receive 75¢ OYNO

Purchase four (4) Dole Parfaits, Gels, Crisps (4pk), Receive 75¢ OYNO

Purchase 12 Gerber 2nd Stages, Receive 75¢ OYNO

Purchase three (3) Campbell’s Soups, Receive 50¢ OYNO

Purchase four (4) Dole Pineapple (8oz), Receive 50¢ OYNO

Purchase six (6) Alpo Cans, Receive 50¢ OYNO

Thanks to !!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Burts Bees Deal

Right now, Burt's Bees is offering grab bags for only $25!

You'll get 5 full-sized products, 14 mini-size products, and 5 special gifts! The assortment includes a lip balm, lip shimmer, lip gloss, body lotion, facial cleanser, hand cream, face cream, and more.

The bag is worth over $50 MSRP!

Check out the link below:

Spaghetti Tacos

Yeah, that's what I thought also when the words came out of my 9 year olds mouth. I was like seriously? You have got to be kidding me!!! She's been on me for a while to make these but I just couldn't fathom the thought. They made them on one of her favorite shows I-Carly a long time ago and at least once a week Cierra will ask for them. Well, tonight I caved. I had some leftover spaghetti and I'm trying to be more frugal and not toss food like I normally do, so I thought why not.  I just baked the hard taco shells for 5 minutes, heated up the spaghetti and tossed it in the shells.

In all honesty it was pretty good. I was quite shocked. All 3 kids loved them and even the 2 yr old wanted seconds. It's not something I'm going to add to my regular menu but it is something we will have again.

Coupon Site of the Day

Just found a new coupon site. I for one despise clipping coupons so whenever I can find a site where they're already clipped and for sale at a decent price, I snatch them up.

Check them out here at :

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Badges and Ads

Yes, believe it or not, I DO realize I have a ton of them on my page. I feel like a hoarder as I keep adding more and more LOL. I was going to clean out my page but I have no idea where to start. Most of the ones I add are ones that I truly like and want to share. The affilate ones are also only ones that I truly like and think are great products. So, please excuse the clutter because I'm sure I'll be finding more favs to add. If you have time, take a look around. I'm sure I have something for everyone. I also have some pretty amazing blogs listed down toward the bottom listed in the Blog Roll. As of this morning there were over 140 listed. Who knows, there my be something you like in one of them. One thing is for sure, you can spend a good bit of time here looking at all that I have to offer LOL.

Back to reality

Well, I'm back from the beach. I swear I could live there. I love the sound of the waves and the smell of the ocean. We had a great time. When you're at the beach, it's like a whole different world and a whole new set of rules. Well,for my family at least it was. There were no set bedtimes, and we were out later at night walking the boardwalk. At home I would never have my kids out at 10:30 and night going for a walk. Let alone going for ice cream or playing at a park. Out hotel was located right in the middle of the boardwalk and it was awesome. We had a 2 room suite with a balcony. I loved sitting on the balcony at night and listening to the ocean. I also liked watching all of the people who were also out at night. Since the boardwlk is lit up, you can see all sorts of things LOL. It was just a peaceful calm. Every morning, I would be wide awak and 5:30 and go sit on the balcony, drinkmy coffee and watch the sunrise. I loved that.

There were even a few morning, I would go out while everyone was asleep and just take long walks. It was so peacful in the mornings just being by myself and exploring. Sometimes my 9 yr old daughter would get up and go with me. It was really nice.

The 2 little ones LOVED the beach. The 2 yr old was constantly covered in sandlike a sand monster. He would just lay down and roll around in it. My 14 year old took a friend with us and they rode their bikes around most of the time. Right across fron our hotel there was an ice crean shop and an arcade. Not to mention the endless shops you could go to. Also almost every night there was some sort of concert to go to. I can't wait until next year to go back again. I would recommend Virginia Beach to anyone. It was clean, not very crowded, and there was a TON of stuff to do.

We went to see a couple of lighthouses while we were there, went to Naticus, and on a Sunset Dolphin watching cruise. There's so much to see and do.

Now I'm back home and I'm like BLAH LOL. I wanna go back to my carefree week of fun and no responsibility. Reality sucks sometimes huh?? LOL

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It's Raining, Its Pouring

It has been storming off and on most of the day. I love thunderstorms. There's just something about them and puts me at ease. I love feeling the cool breeze and watching the sky light up. It's awesome to me. Don't have a lot to say really. I'm trying to get the family ready for vacation in a couple of days. A 10 hr drive with 5 kids should be good times. NOT!!!!! Hopefully they'll be occupied for most of the trip with their MP3's and DVD players. Keep your fingers crossed. When I get back I'm going to start addingmore things to the blog. I need to get focused on this because I really enjoy it. It's just hard to do sometimes with a 2 yr old and a 4 yr old glued to me. I don't don't how some of you do it. There are some great Blogs out there and I admire each and everyone of you for your hardwork and dedication. Kuddos.

Speaking of hardwork and dedication, check out my friends Etsy site. her work is amazing. She has made some things for me and everything she does, she gives 150%. Here is here link. Tell her Cara sent you LOL

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Happy Tuesday

So, how was everyones weekend? Mine was pretty good, no complaints. We stayed pretty busy so now I need a chance to relax. Yeah, like that's giong to happen. The kids getout of school this week and I still need to get stuff together for our vacation to the beach. Lets hope I'm able to get some R&R at the beach. Doubtful though LOL. I will be computer free for a week though so try not to miss me to much :)

I have no playgroups scheduled for the kids this week so that will give me some free time to get some stuff together. I have ordered so much stuff and it should all be arriving this week. I got a beach cabanna thing, some wet wipe looking things with sunblock in them and those safety wristbands from Mabels Labels. My husband will be like WTH when he sees the UPS man rolling up here so much but lets hope hes not here when he comes LOL. My kids love him though so I'll just tell him to shut up LOL.

I hope you all have a wonderful week, and to all of my frugal coupon friends, I hope you made some awesome scores at the store last week.

Take care,