Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Check out this post!

I was reading one of the blogs I like and she is doing a giveaway, leave a comment and you may be the one who wins. Hurry the drawing is on Firday! Check out this website

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Well I have done it, I added the Christmas Countdown to my blog! I figured that since we have drawn names for our family that I will put up a Christmas Countdown! So enjoy it only 88 days till Christmas, I guess that also means that cold weather is just around the corner also!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Did anyone see this movie this weekend?

I really want to see this movie. I think we will get a babysitter next weekend and go see it. If anyone saw it let me know what you thought of it. This movie is produced by the same as Facing the Giants. A awesome movie, if you haven't seen it go rent it today!
Check out the website.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Johnson Buddies!

Well the final count is 26! With 5 more 3/3 coupons so that will make 15 more for a total of 41. I guess Megan had me beat by one until I go and use my coupons for 15 more. Great job, keep up couponing ladies!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I need your feedback!

Can you have too many of these Johnson Buddies Soap?

Now I am talking about the little soaps in the box. My kids absolety love these, and so do I. When I went to Mexico , on a missions trip, I took one with me it was great. I didn't have to take a sponge and body wash soap. So my question is can I have too many of these. Let me know how many you have and I will tell you how many I have tomorrow night! Lets see who has more! Come on Sarah and Megan count them up! And everyone else tell me what you think too many or not!?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Jama to the DR. and Chloe falls out of her bed!

Well I spent two hours in the Dr. office this evening with Jama and Chloe has falling out of her bed two nights in a row! And she doesn't wake up we just hear a load THUMP, and Bill and I say oh Chloe fell out of her bed again!!

Jama has a double ear infection, the Dr's are so slow and busy we waited TWO hours to be seen. But I did a good deal at CVS when we went to get her prescription. Last week I got a postcard from CVS with a coupon for a $25. gift card when you fill a prescription, so I cut it out and put it in my wallet. Well tonight when the Dr gave me the prescription he told me Wal-mart has this prescription for $4. I said well I'm not going there I will just go to CVS its closer ( well you know why I wanted to go to CVS Shh!) So the DR. said well you can tell cvs that wal-mart has it for $4. and they will match it, I said really, ok well I will try it. So I got to CVS and gave the lady my prescription and said I have this coupon also for a gift card and she said ok, and then I said also wal-mart will fill the prescription for $4. can you match it. She said OK. I don't know if she talks or if she just says OK. So when I checked out I got my prescription for $4. and a $25.00 gift card. So of course I was at CVS so I did a deal and spent nothing oop (out of pocket) and got $13
back in ECB pretty good deal. But poor Jama has an ear infection, but I will not be paying anything out of oop for awhile, that $25. will last awhile at CVS. So thanks CVS for my gift card, please send me more coupons!!

Have a great evening everyone!

Saturday, September 20, 2008


I found this pic tonight I thought this pic is absolutely beautiful!
It reminds me of how awesome God is!

Friday, September 19, 2008

28 Boxes of Granola Bars

Yesterday I looked in the pantry, and what did I see? Twenty-eight boxes of granola bars. I couldn't believe it! My wife's coupon hobby has really taken off. I eat name brand stuff all the time now. Honestly, at this rate, we'll never, ever be able to eat all the food she brings home. She brings in more each week than we eat.

Anyway, here's my story on my first deal trip.

We went to Angola to Scott's (Kroger's). They had 4 packes of tp (toilet paper) on sale, and we had coupons too (I'm told this is how you get the have to coupon on sale items, otherwise, you should just keep them for a rainy day. You should also try to combine manufacturer's coupons with store coupons. Brooke, you trained me well.). So between Brooke and me, we spent $.14 on 16 rolls of tp. If you're any good at math, that's less than $.01 per roll. And with all the granola bars we eat now, our tp usage is up 43%. Seriously. I have the spreadsheet and I can email it to you if you want.

All in all, my experience was incredibly amazing. I couldn't have asked for a more fulfilling evening.

Bring on the coupons!

Guest Blogger,
Bill Sines

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Grocery Shopping today

Well, I think I had a pretty good week I only spent $42.00 today on my weekly shopping trip to Meijer, Krogers and Wal-greens!

I thought I did real well at Krogers the checkout lady even complimented me on how well I did on planning my deal out. Here is a pic from Krogers, My original total was $24.xx and then I handed the checkout lady my coupons and then she said "well that will be $3.xx, that was a really good deal and planning!" I smiled and said thanks, what else do I say!

So here is the picture~
I only used 1 coupon from the internet the rest were from the Sunday's papers I get!
There is 12 cans of soup - 2 boxes of cereal- 2 chex mix - 1 cheerios snack mix- 6 boxes of granola bars(variety)

I think I might do up another deal to go this weekend, this is quite fun! Thanks Megan for showing me coupons. Sorry, I laughed at you! I really did, I never thought couponing would save me this much money and I never thought it would be fun! I may spend time getting my coupons ready, but what I get makes it all worth it.

Sorry, I ran out of time on taking the other pictures. I had to make time for this pic!

Stay tuned I will be having a GUEST blogger tomorrow night, for some great laughs!

I will leave you with one more thing for tonight! A couple of nights ago Chloe (who is 3 1/2 yrs old) she did the "This little Piggy" (you know on your toes) well this is how it went for her on my toes. (Seriously, I did not help her or did I ever do this to her she was on her own)

This little piggy went to the market

This little piggy went to Nana's

This little piggy stayed home and clipped coupons

Bill and I laughed so much that she never got to finish "This little Piggy" So I am not sure this means she watches me very close or if I coupon alot. Well, ok maybe it is both! Anyways don't kids say the funniest things!

This is Chloe (my Baby)! Does she look ornery!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hamburger Helper

Well dig out your Hamburger helper coupons and head to Millers

On the way home from Bible study, Mom said that Millers had their Hamb. Helper on sale for .50 a box. I immediately said well lets stop, I have COUPONS!!! So I went in and sure enough it was on sale for .50 limit of 3. Perfect, I have a coupon for .80 off of 3 boxes. So my total was a whopping $.70 I think I can budget that in this week.

So now I have dug out my coupons I have 5 more coupons so I will be getting 15 more boxes this week. So hurry and get your share too.

Bill said people might think my pantry is the food and clothes basket! Oh well, it is nice to get a good deal, since the gas stations are price gouging right now well that is another whole blog!

Have a good evening!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

How is Ali going to Eat!!

Ali lost another tooth this afternoon!

She now has three teeth missing! She is not sure if she is going to be able to eat. She just wanted toast for supper, maybe we should give her a teething ring!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Jama and my nephew Koen

Jama loves holding her cousin, really she loves holding any baby that won't cry for her!
They are so cute!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Jama & Chloe Sleeping

This is who I found in my bed this morning, somehow they hear Bill get out of bed every morning and come running to my bed. This morning I thought it was too cute the way they were cuddle up to each other!
Jama and Chloe Sleeping in my bed!

Grocery Shopping!!

Well I never thougt that I would take or put pics of my groceries on my blog.... But I started couponing a few months ago. Thanks to my sister, who is alot better and I am still learning. But I thought today that I did pretty good! Here is a pic of what I got for $52.31!

This pic here is at Wal-Greens (never thought I would buy groceries there) I bought all this for $.85 Yes you read that right eighty-five cents after coupons and register rewards!
I wasn't sure about the South beach living bars, but WOW I just ate one and they are really good. I think I might go back tomorrow to get some more boxes!

The above pic is my trip to Meijer, I spent $32.65!! Thanks to Megan who I saw at Meijer's and told me about the free Veggie steamers (w/coupon which I had with me) Also the toliet bowl cleaner was .04 cents and the kitchen lysol was .14!! Never liked Meijer's till a few months ago, did you know meijers will double up to .50 coupons. (Varys by region)

What's up with Wal-mart they don't double or triple anything Boo to Wal-mart!

And least but not last, is Krogers

I found another bag after I took the pic so there is two pics!

I spent a total of $18.81 A little more than I like to spend at Krogers but I got some good stuff!

If you want more info on how to get groceries with coupons go check out she will tell you all about it!
Have a great day!
Happy Couponing!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Bill beard or not!

Well the other day I told Bill maybe he should grow a beard... so he did. Now I'm not sure I like it and ... well guess what he likes it now. So what do you think, beard or no beard.

Now this is a side view pic, I took it tonight with my cell phone on the way home from Basketball.

For those that don't know Bill he can't ever do a serious face it always has to be a goofy one!

So anyways Ali and Jama both started basketball camp tonight. It is on Tuesdays for an hour. It is quite funny to see 60 little girls ages from k-2nd and a couple of coaches trying to tell them what to do. They all did pretty good, and were a little sweaty, well I think the coaches were sweating more than the kids! :)

I posted a poll on the side of the blog so be sure to vote for the beard!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Happy Birthday to my WONDERFUL, HUSBAND!

Happy Birthday Honey,
I Love You.

He is 29 for the third time!!

Trying to keep him young like me!

Also a tribute to our sweet dog Lacey, who died a little over a month ago.

We sure miss Lacey running around the house!

We had her before we had kids she was 8 years old.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

My Baby!

Where did the time go, how did they grow up so fast,
this is my baby 3 1/2 years ago!

Were we crazy to have the girls this close together!
Ali was 3 Jama 2 and Chloe a newborn!

Now I look back an wonder where did that time go. Then I thought they will never grow up. Now they are Ali-6(almost 7) Jama 5(almost 6) and Chloe 3 1/2 years old.

You are all a blessing and a joy to me,

I love my three little princesses!

They will always be my Little Princesses!

Chloe first day of Preschool

Chloe getting ready to leave for her first day of preschool!

Many people asked me if I cried when I dropped her off, for some reason I did not. It helped that Chloe was so excited we pulled up to the church (preschool) and she un-buckels and says "BYE MOM, See you later". Teacher opens doors and she jumps out smiling and never looks back at me. She marches down the stairs and then I can not see her. When I picked her up Sarah (her teacher) said she smiled and giggled all day, I said are you sure it was Chloe! She is totally different when I'm not there I guess!! So anyway here is a picture of her!

First Day of School!

Kissing Chloe Goodbye- I don't know if Chloe liked it!

Ali and Jama on their first day of School.
Ali is in 1st Grade
Jama in Kindergarten



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