Monday, December 29, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
I wish everyone a Merry & Blessed Christmas!
May we all remember the real reason for this season and the greatest gift that was ever given!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Matthew 1:21 She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Emmanuel-which means, "God with us"
John 1:41 ...."We have found the Messiah"
John 4:25-26 The woman said, "I know that Messiah" (called Christ) "is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us." Then Jesus declared, "I who speak to you am he"
Monday, December 15, 2008
Here is what I've got lately in the mail:
Womans Day Magazine
Kashi Bar& coupons
Sample Degree Deo & coupon
Pantene shampoo & conditioner sample
Free Crest Weekly Clean coupon
Tide sample & coupon
Pantene Brunette Expressions samples
Advair $25 coupon on next refill/prescription
Del Monte Fruit Naturals B1G1 free coupons
It pays to sign up for free samples & stuff!
Went to Target and got the free Rayovac batteries everyone is talking about! Incase you haven't heard..Target has packs of Rayovac batteries in their "dollar area" when you first walk in the store, so $1 each, you can go here
to print coupons to get $1.00 off each package which equals FREE batteries!! You can print this coupon multiple times too! I did have to pay .70 cents in tax though-but think can swing that for free batteries!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Here is what I got this past Friday at Walgreens....
(Yes I know there is only 1 in the picture, my DH had already took the other 2 down to the basement and I didn't feel like carrying them back up for a picture)
3 at 3 for $10
used 3 $1 coupons
= $7.70 and got $2 Rewards
Total saved this transaction: $3.00
2 bags of Walgreens cough drops for .99 each
-in ad coupon= .39cents each
2 Reynolds Wrap Foil for $1.59 each
-in ad coupon=.99cents each -2 $1.00 coupons =FREE!
Walgreens Ibuprofen 3 for $3.00 special!
-$2.00 Rewards from 1st transaction= $2.16 total for all in this picture!
Total saved this transaction: $13.90
Not bad for someone still learning the ropes huh?
Luke 2:10-11 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
Miracles in the angels message:
1. Fear is destroyed--"Fear not"
2. A message of great joy--"I bring you good news of great joy"
3. A Savior has been born to us
The Christ of Christmas was born TO YOU!
God's gift to us came wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger---Chuck Swindoll
Saturday, December 13, 2008
I have been having trouble with my blog for like two weeks! Couldn't get things to change, work, nothing! I think that I finally got it all figured out-or as good as I can!lol
Posted by Denise at 7:24 PM
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
John 1: 16 From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
Psalms 107:1 Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.
Psalms 107:8,15,21 & 31 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for men.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
1.)Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by R&D International Due to Strangulation Hazard.
Name of Product: Young Colors Children's Hooded Jackets
Hazard: The jackets have drawstrings through the hood and at the waist. Children can get entangled in the drawstrings that can catch on playground equipment, fences or tree branches. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstring in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts. From 1985 through June 2008, CPSC received reports of 27 deaths and 70 non-fatal incidents involving the entanglement of children’s clothing drawstrings.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jacket to eliminate the safety hazard.
There are a few different pictures of these, to see them go here.
2.)Target Recalls Dive Sticks Due to Impalement Hazard
Name of Product: Dive Sticks
Hazard: The recalled dive sticks could remain in an upright position, posing an
impalement hazard to young children. CPSC banned pre-weighted dive sticks in
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled dive sticks away from young children
immediately and return them to any Target store for a full refund.
For more on this recall go here.
3.)Brownie's Third Lung Recalls Air Compressors Due to Drowning Hazard
Name of Product: Air Compressors
Description: The recalled air compressors are used to provide air to divers. The
recalled products include the following models:
Hazard: The air compressor's components can fail, which could cause a stoppage
of air flow. This poses a risk of drowning to users.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the air compressor and contact
their dealer for a free inspection and repair, if necessary. Consumers are being
directly notified of this recall.
For more on this recall, including pictures, go here.
Want some free extra heat? We've been getting some! It has turned chilly here and the last few nights I've cooked something in the oven for dinner/supper and afterwards we will leave the oven door open and let the "left over heat" come out into the house. Now, I know this isn't for everyone, especially if you have any little ones running around, but my two are older so don't have to worry about that. The only thing we have to watch is our Basset Hound, but usually he is sitting waiting for us to drop something while we are eating anyway. I know some may be leery of this if they have a gas stove, but we have a crazy electric stove--can you tell I'm not too crazy about an electric stove?lol So, do what you are comfortable with. But...this works for me!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Just want to give praise again to the Lord for answer to prayer!! As I had said in an earlier post, our youngest has been going through quite a bit of tests and did have a very important scan. The results came back clear!! Thank the Lord for anwered prayer!!
Here is what my DH and I "tackled"----our basement...dun dun dun--lol
I didn't take before pictures-sorry. We actually got going on it and I was NOT about to stop to go get the camera!! Ok, these were actually wine racks-yes, I said wine racks. We bought this house off of a relative and they made their own wine--? Uh, anyway--we do NOT drink. So, needless to say this was all a waste of space, so a couple of years ago my DH went down there and tore out the "dividers" so we could use the space for storage. And we have been..but for anything and everything--come on, you know how it is..the basement is the catch all for everything! So, I had said that we really needed to go thru some things in the basement--especially the shelves to make space for our "stock pile"--now granted I don't have too much of a stock pile yet-but I am working on it--give me a chance, I just got going on all this stuff not too long ago and I'm still learning! I have high hopes and ambitions though! So, we will now have a good amount of space to use for the stock pile as I build it--woohoo!!
To see how others are tacklin' it head on over to 5 Minutes For Mom
Here's what we had for supper last night--Enchilada Casserole. Now, I can't take the credit for all this..I got this recipe YEARS ago from my girlfriend since 3rd grade--ok, not YEARS ago, just a BIT ago-lol!! Anyway, there isn't an exact recipe to this, but it goes something like this:
Tortillas--it actually "calls" for corn tortillas but we don't care for them, so I just use flour tortillas-how many will depend on how many layers you make
1 1/2-2 lbs hamburger
1 Jar Salsa
8oz Shredded Mozarella
8oz Shredded Sharp Cheddar
Brown hamburger, then add taco seasoning
In casserole dish lay out some of your tortillas
then alternate your salsa and cheeses and repeat once or twice more
Now, I have made this different ways...I added refried beans last night-just gives it more "filler". I have just used a mix type shredded cheese if I don't have the two separate cheeses. No matter exactly how you make it always seems to turn out pretty good! We usually have it with some spanish rice and of course sour cream!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Colossians 3:17 "And whatever you do whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
Colossians 3:23-25 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism."
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Don't forget that you can save 30% at Old Navy, Banana Republic & Gap this weekend! You can go here to print your coupon. You can also get a code to be able to use it online too. We just got back from there and used the 30% off coupon and save $55! That doesn't count that everything we got was on sale or marked down on clearance too!! The coupon worked on the sale items & the clearance items! This was great!! So, it is before Thanksgiving and we ACTUALLY have some things bought for the boys for Christmas! And..saved QUITE a bit of money with the sales, clearance and coupon--AWESOME!!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Need charged up?? We did! A new battery that is!
The battery on my Jeep Grand Cherokee has decided in the last 2-3 weeks that it has had enough. So, we-mainly my DH, started looking around comparing prices on new batteries. I evidently am rubbing off on him, because he would look & compare prices while we would be in Wal-mart, etc and he "investigated" online quite a bit too, trying to find a good deal--and he DID! At least we think so. The average we were finding everywhere was $75-80, of course that depends on the "size" you want, etc Well, he found one on sale at Rural King for $45 for a 650cold cranking amp battery, my dad thought that we should get a bigger one than that, but it sits inside the garage and that is the size that is in it now and it has lasted for QUITE a while, so my DH went to pick up a new battery on his lunch hour. Anyway, that is almost half cheaper than the prices he was seeing everywhere else, so just by taking some time and doing some research we have saved $35-40!!! YEAH!!!
Thank the Lord for his help to find "frugal finds" and helping to stretch our money.
I had mentioned in an earlier post that our youngest has been going thru some issues and tests and had infact had a scan last week that we have been waiting on the results. We got the results, and it is clear!! Thank the Lord for answered prayer!!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Here's what we had for dinner last night...
(sorry, I took a bite of it before taking the picture--I was hungry! lol)
I got this recipe from Robyn's Online World. Visit her blog for the recipe here. I used plain ol hamburger instead of ground sirloin, other than that I followed her recipe. We had a salad I made and breadsticks with the stuffed shells and we all ate it up!! I've got some left over that we will have in the next few days as leftovers for another meal too!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
For more Wordless Wednesday head on over to 5 Minutes for Mom
Ok, I absolutely CANNOT stand to clean the oven! I forget exactly where I seen this tip (sorry!)You spray your oven with water using a water bottle, then sprinkle baking soda all over and let it sit. Keep checking it here and there and see if you need to spray more water and apply more baking soda. After letting it sit for awhile-how long depends on how bad your oven is--:)you just wipe clean. How easy is that!! And no awful fumes! Doesn't make me like it any better, but it sure was easier!!
Here is a before/during picture:
not bad huh?
For more Works For Me Wednesday tips head on over to Rocks In My Dryer
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
This was sitting out at an older lady's house cat-a-corner behind us.
I called to make sure it worked, sure didn't want to haul the thing home if it didn't work! Her daughter told me it did, at least it did when she unplugged it and they hauled it out to get rid of. So,my DH tried to go and get it the next morning before going to work, but he couldn't get it on the two wheel cart by himself with it being a little ackward to balance by one, so later that afternoon when our youngest got home we went to get it-didn't want anyone else to get it! We couldn't get it by ourselves, because...the thing was full of food and ice!! It hadn't been defrosted in I don't know how long! Well, I called my dad and he came over on his golf cart, he thought maybe we could get it on the back part of his golf cart that folds down and kind of works as a flat bed--uh, no--way too heavy! So, we got the two wheel cart again and finally between the 3 of us got it strapped on it, and then my youngest and I sit on the back of the golf cart as my dad starts to slowly drive off, but the freezer kept trying to flip up-gravity was working against us. We tried a couple more times with me & the youngest trying to hold the cart down against the golf cart as dad would drive--are you getting a crazy picture in your head of all this!??! In the end our youngest & my dad ended up pushing it to our garage. He and I cleaned it all out-no, I did not take any before pictures--I was thinking of it then to be honest with you after all that, and between the old food and the BLOCK of ice... Anyway, we got it all cleaned out, then I washed it out and we plugged it in...and.....IT WORKS!!! So, we have a little upright freezer, it's a 9 cubic foot(it comes to my chest-and I'm 5'5") to go with our little chest freezer! Praise the Lord for his many blessings!
Happy Veterans Day to all who have served and are currently serving this great country of ours and preserving our freedom. Let us never forget the sacrifices that have been made and how lucky we are! Thank God for this great country of ours!!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Well, It has been a loonnngg time since I have been able to post anything. There has been quite a bit that has been going on in our lives and needless to say it has threw any type of routine out the window! My 87 year old grandmother had to be rushed to the hospital 3-4 Sundays ago, our Sunday School class was just starting and my cell phone was going nuts with texts and phone calls all at the same time. She had to spend the week in the hospital and has been weak and so forth until just the past week since getting home. They can't seem to figure out what is exactly the problem, but she is having quite a bit of stomach problems--pain and sick at her stomach. And her blood count shows that she is losing blood somewhere. They have done test after test and can't seem to figure out where she is losing blood. She has to go this coming week to talk to a surgeon about possible exploratory surgery, but she will have to also talk with the heart doctor to see if surgery is even a possibility. And...at the same time our youngest has been going thru all kinds of tests also, he is showing some certain symptoms but nothing has definitely shown up, we just had another scan late yesterday afternoon, which could or with God's help NOT indicate a couple of serious things. I am really trying to pray and believe and trust in God for my son's health in this. All prayers are really appreciated!! So, I'm going to try to get back into some type of routine and get back to this blogging business in between all these things still going on--who knows maybe it will help to give some type of routine or normalcy, if there is such a thing!!
Posted by Denise at 9:37 PM
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Stretching a Buck is giving away a $25 Kroger gift card!! Who couldn't use this?!?! Head on over and enter for your chance to win!!