March 25, 2011

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things | Online Shopping

Eversave $5 credit for signing up (Hurry! Ends Monday 27th), regularly only $2. Follow the link to signup. I have earned $47 in Eversave rewards, which equals a lot of free stuff!

Deal Pulp is a great daily deals site I've just found recently! I'm not sure if there is a credit for signing up now, but I got $5 when I signed up just a few months ago. After you sign up you can put together a 30sec to 3 minute video commercial and get 10 free Deal Pulp credits and enter to win $5000 dollars (until 3-31-11)!
I just got these Knork Iced Tea Spoons for FREE with my Deal Pulp credits ($27.99), Just Arrived!!!

Tulle is a great online clothing site I've just learned about (from here).  Use coupon code 7DAYDEAL at checkout (on these specific items only) and you will see the GREAT discount! (Note: There are actually 4 separate outfits and you don't have to buy the entire thing, you can pick just one article or mix and match, they just have to be the exact same color as shown.)  
Even Better.... order through ShopAtHome and get 6% cash back (plus $5 sign up bonus!).  And just to make this deal that much sweeter...Tulle Money is their own rewards system. Collect points and receive credit to their store or a $20 check (after 2,000 points accumulated).  You earn 1 point for every dollar spent.

I know I've mentioned it before but I LOVE Swagbucks! If you haven't already signed up, click on the link and you'll get started off with 80 swagbucks plus you get a chance to help Japan during the process (Hurry! Limited time offer). Don't know what swagbucks is? Go here to find out more... PLUS, hit the Facebook "Like" button on the top of the left hand side for an extra 5 Swagbucks.

Starfish Project is a great jewelry site with an even greater cause!  Check out their clearance section for really discounted items and their story here!


Groupon is a favorite "daily deals" site of mine, as well as Living Social ($5 signup bonus).  I receive emails daily from them with different deals in my area (local and online).  Every once in a while they have a killer sale (Groupon had a $25 for $50 certificate at the Gap; I just purchased 2 Fandango tickets on Living Social for $6...and so on...).  NOW if you have an account with Swagbucks, you can order through them (under daily deals) and rack up the swagbucks while getting amazing savings ... it's like double coupons and I love it! is my go to place to do most of my online shopping! 
"You can get a TON of great items at use the Amazon Mom program to get free 2 day shipping and look for Subscribe and Save deals (like DIAPERS where I get 30% off all diapers and wipes plus FREE shipping straight to my door!)  Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers are some of my favorite and Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes which get a 3 on the Cosmetics Database scale!  I also buy all my Jillian workout DVDs on amazon and this year most of my christmas gifts." - A previous post of mine.

Social Goodies Win $50 Target GiftCard - Social Goodies is a daily deal site coming in May, they will give 20% of everything profited to charity!  Should be good!  But HURRY, sign up and enter to win a $50 Target gift card, offer ends soon!!!

Interested in more online shopping favorites of mine? Check out my Rewards Page!
I love this list of Birthday Freebies! (Thanks Hip2Save)

Trying to Be Courageous...

I have never thought so much about "courage" before!  It's kind of fun really watching it pop out everywhere in my life as I focus on it this month.  I am proud to say that I have really tried to push my boundaries and step out and not hesitate, and say "yes" more and say "no" more. So far so good!  I am really pumped to be leading worship next week!  I am a little embarrassed to say that this is an act of courage for me.  I guess I rely on my husband's great song-list/band-directing skills and don't step up and do the preparing myself once in a while (even though we did both go to school for the same thing). =)  So here I am, taking the challenge!
I've also realized a lot of fears that were in me these past three weeks.  Some of them go so deep they felt almost as if they were taking over!  I have been spending time talking with God and digging through the roots of those fears, asking Him to search my heart (Psalm 139:23) and show me what is in there, where and why ... and help me to trust Him completely with those things.  He has been holding my hand and walking me through the process - I've already seen some real progress!  It's pretty amazing.  I realize that this is going to impact my life so much!
So even though it hasn't been EASY thus far, I am glad I've taken the challenge to step out, face fears and trust God ... let's see what this next week brings!  Can't wait.
"So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” - Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT

March 22, 2011

Happy World Water Day!

Today is World Water Day!  I didn't even know this existed until yesterday, if you're not sure what it is or where it started click on the link to find out more.

In honor of WWD:

RecycleBank is having a new deal each day for 5 points only!  If you haven't signed up, click on the link. You can get a whole bunch of points by going to their Earn Points tab and seeing all the opportunities.  Some of them are as easy as watch a video - get 30 points!

Destiny in Bloom posted a great article on clean water today, check it out!

A GREAT Cause MyCharity:Water

March 18, 2011

Today Only | GNC Eco Friendly Water Bottles $3 + FREE Shipping!

I got this in my inbox this morning...pretty pumped!  GO HERE and check out GNC Daily Deal.  They always have free shipping on their Daily Deals.  And this is the best I've seen yet!  3 Stainless Steel, Eco Friendly, 100% Recyclable Water Bottles for $10!!!

More Ways to Save? Go through Ebates and get 7% Cash Back!

March 16, 2011

FREE $5 Amazon Gift Card!

Viewpoints, which I've mentioned before, is having another Amazon gift card give away!  Just write 5 Qualifying Reviews (700 characters, in certain categories) before March 21st and you will get a $5 Amazon Gift Card!!  I just wrote 4 of my 5 reviews in about 35 minutes.  Pick a few items you really like or really don't like and let the world know about 'em!  I try and make it fun.  You can see my reviews here. If you haven't signed up yet, go here and get started!  Enjoy some Free Stuff!

March 15, 2011

New Memory Verse!

Today is Memory Verse number 6!  So far I've been keeping up pretty well trying to refresh my memory from the previous 5 (the last one being the easiest: "I can do everything through Christ Who gives me strength")!  My verse these next two weeks:
"Don't worry about anything, instead pray about everything.  Tell God what you need, and thank Him for what He has done." - Philippians 4:6 (NLT)!
This is actually a very familiar verse to me, so it's not extremely challenging, but still a great verse to be reminded of daily!  I needed to take a few easier weeks with all that is going on right now so I could keep balanced! =)

If you don't know what the SSMT - Siesta Scripture Memory Team - is, click the link to check it out.  Don't forget to leave a comment on Beth's Blog here.

Have a great week this week, and remember to stay COURAGEOUS!!!  Even in the small, daily choices - let's face some of our fears this month, big and small!

March 9, 2011

Shopping Savings

I was sooo pumped about some of my recent coupon-ing deals that I had to share them with you.  It's  always exciting to see what other people find for a good price.
I hit Target, Walgreens, CVS and Krogers and bought all of these things.....

for only .... *drum roll please* .... $16.91!!!!

Once I totaled it all up and took this picture I actually thought it was worth staying out until 10:30pm shopping (alone!).

Here's a list of the items pictured:
Charmin 12 double roll Toilet Paper: $2.24 @ Kroger
2 Vitamin C bottles (B1G1 Free Sale): $1.50 each @ Kroger
"Jeggings" (Jean Leggings): FREE @ Target (with mobile coupons, they scan it right from your phone)
4 Pure Protein bars: $.97 @ Walgreens (with 3 coupons, should have been $.49 but I had SO MUCH trouble with coupons last night I didn't want to push it)
Old Spice Body Wash: FREE @ Kroger (with Buy One Deodorant Get One Wash Free)
Physicians Formula Mascara and Concealer: Less than $1 each @ Target (with $1 + $5 coupons)
Earth's Best Elmo Cookies: 2 boxes at $.88 each + $1.50/2 coupon = $.13 each @ Target
Kashi TLC cereal bars: $1.73 w/ coupon @ Target
Colgate Toothpaste: $.49
4 Shout Travel Wipes: FREE @ Target (I had SO much trouble at the first Target, it was my worst coupon experience EVER.  But, you guessed it, I went to another one and used the coupons no problem at all...crazy)
Pampers Wipes: $.19 @ Krogers with eCoupons (loaded onto card)
Orbit Gum: FREE @ CVS with free coupon mentioned here
Oral B Manual Toothbrush: $1.50 @ Kroger (with coupons)
Tampax Pearl: $.39 @ Kroger (should have been free, because they ALWAYS mix Kroger coupons with manufacturers, but AGAIN, they didn't last night and I was tired of pushing it)
Old Spice Deodorant: $3.00/2 (with coupon & sale) and $2.13 for the one used to get the FREE Body Wash (with eCoupon).
PLUS I had a -$.50 bonus coupon from CellFire taken off total purchase @ Kroger
TOTAL: $16.91

WHEW!  I don't even like shopping that much....but that was fun (after it was all over).  =)  I would LOVE to hear about any good deals you're finding around you, feel free to share and we will all be excited with you (and maybe even be able to snag some of those deals ourselves)!!!

PS.  Not all of the items are actually very green, but I did find a few things (Pampers Sensitive, Earth's Best Organic Crackers, Old Spice Showtime Wash...).  I always try and check my makeup/lotion/body wash coupons with before I even head to the store and write down the healthier items I might like on the back of the coupon, so I don't end up buying something that's only filling my body with toxic chemicals (not worth it, even if the product is free).

March 8, 2011

March | Courage

Wow!  Here we are, over one week into the month of March already!  Hard to believe.  I guess I should stop being surprised at how fast time flies by.

We have been very busy these past few weeks.  We bought our first home this year (yay!) and started the remodel process three weeks ago (as you can tell by the picture, it's a bit of a fixer-upper).  My husband is working like a mad-man to get everything finished quickly so we can move in and settle down (and maybe take a vacation afterwards!).  I will very excitedly show you complete before and after pictures of our home as soon as we have finished!  Here is a BEFORE picture of the front of our house!  I can't wait to take you on a little virtual picture tour when it's all done (really I just can't wait for it to be all done) =)  So in case you're wondering what's going on in my life right now ... the picture doesn't even begin to tell the whole story!  ;)

For the month of March I am focusing on Courage.  I just finished a 7 day Bible Study on the subject and now I'm going through some old Beth Moore Esther study notes.
I hope that throughout the next few weeks we will all be woman of courage; strong; brave; full of heart.  No matter what situations we're facing, even if they seem so insignificant that "courage" seems to strong of a word.  We are commanded to be courageous (Matt 10:31; John 14:27; 1Pet 3:14; 1Cor.16:13; Josh 1:9...), so let's go and BE it!

Courage: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear or difficulty. (according to

"There is no denial in courage.  Don't deny the reality, deny it's authority!" - Beth Moore, Esther Study Notes.

"This is my command-be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." - Joshua 1:9 (NLT).

"None of us are born brave...(but) you may be one brave decision away from the most important turn in your (life) path!" - Beth Moore, Esther Study Notes.

"Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong." - 1 Corinthians 16:13 (NLT)

Further Reading:
Hebrews 2:14-15; 3:6
Book of Joshua (speaks a lot of courage)
Psalm 31:23-24
John 10:10 - "We won't know life until we get free from the grip of fear of death." - Beth Moore, Esther Study Notes.

Sure, we can look pretty in our armor too!  She might only be posing, but I love thinking of us godly women like this, beautiful, strong and courageous; ready for anything; maybe even with a little attitude...we don't even need all the added photoshop-touchups. =) 
~Psalm 139:13-18

March 7, 2011

Free Cheese Fondue at Melting Pot + MORE!!!

FREE Cheese fondue at Melting Pot (various locations) from April 11-14!! |  Click on this link for more details, you have to make reservations and space is LIMITED so call soon and if you're lucky enough to live close to more than one location, keep calling if the first place is booked up (worked for my mom)!  Now I have a GREAT, FREE date night already on the calendar!!! Woo!

FREE Makeup Bag filled with goodies from Target! |  Go here and fill out your information, expect to see your gift in the mail in 4-8 weeks!  I'm not sure if any of the samples are healthier products (organic, or low in toxic chemicals), but it's worth a try, plus it's full of coupons!!!

FREE CVS CANDY OR BEVERAGE (up to $2 value) | If you have a CVS Card GO HERE and "Like" them on Facebook and put in your card number and email and they will send a link to a coupon in your inbox for a free candy or beverage of your choice!  If you want to keep it health-ier pick up some free gum or bottled water!

FREE TOMATO SEEDS | Go Here to signup for a free pack of tomato seeds from Red Robin!

FREE Coupon Booklets | Go Here and Here to signup for free coupon booklets (may not be able to do both for the same household).

$5 Physicians Formula Coupon! Click on this link to print your coupon!

March 4, 2011

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things | Links (Updated)

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens (if they didn't make me sneeze)...bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens (and socks)!  But here are a few links I like as well! (And here are a few more)

YouVersion | Online Bible and Resources (NEW)

Hip2Save | Coupon/Savings Mega-Resource (NEW)

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things | Baby

Squeaky Green Diaper Cream by Method | #2 Rating on! There are often good deals at ToysRUS - $5.49 often with BOGO! 

Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers | Always $9.79 or less at Kroger and I often find $1.50-$3.00 value coupons that combine with Kroger coupons (which could make them the same price or less than Walmart's brand of diapers!!!) | Also good to purchase at with the amazon mom deal (an extra 30% off diapers with free 2 day shipping!)

Pampers Sensitive Wipes | Scores a 3 on the CosmeticsDatabase scale (one of the lowest ratings without paying speciality prices)! | Best deal online: w/ amazon mom deal, 192 wipes for $17.14 (.02 per wipe) + FREE 2 day shipping straight to your doorstep...awesome!

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion | A little bit pricier than most baby lotions (about $8) but gets only a 2 on the CosmeticsDatabase!!  I really like the texture of it and it doesn't leave that oily feel. | I purchased with coupon at my grocery store | Amazon has pack of 2 18oz pump bottles for $14.67 (with the 15% Subscribe and Save (you can cancel at ANY time) + Free Prime Shipping!)

Squeaky Green Lotion by Method | Also $5.49 @ ToysRUs. I love this scent, very fresh and sweet like a baby.
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