Monday, December 7, 2009

Give the Gift of a Bass Pro Shop Gift Card this Holiday

Hey guys, as you all know, I live in the south, and we hunt and fish alot around here. I got to thinking about all the things that Bryan has asked for this year for Christmas, and it dawned on me, why not just give him a gift card to Bass Pro Shop. I know he would be so pleased. A Bass Progift card is the perfect gift to give the outdoor person who has everything, or who wants everything.

I think its great to give the gift that gives all year. The Bass Pro gift card is available at any of your local grocer's gift card mall. You can take advantage of all of the great deals at with the bass pro gift card. I know my Bryan will be in Heaven. He can find all kinds of stuff there, like hunting gear, fishing gear... Oh the possibilities for him are endless.

Not only can you give this gift to the people who like to use the gear at bass pro shops though, you can also Capture the memories: You can send out a photo of their "best" catch this year to loved ones. Your family and friends get rewarded too this way, also you can send the family and friends to bass pro shops with a personalized photo card to bass pro shopsavailable at Is this gift not just a life saver. We all know that their are so many men in our lives that are hard to buy for, and even more hard to buy for women... Bass pro shops have something for everyone, and with this gift card, you are able to give a gift that will in return give you a smile. Happy Holidays from my family to yours!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Amazon.COM Sucks

I have heard all the rave about how wonderful is, and how they are so cheap, and that you could find hard to find items there. Well my hubby LOVES the movie, how the Grinch stole Christmas. So, me being the wife I am, I have tried and tried to find it for a stocking stuffer for him. I finally gave in and went to Amazon.COM to order it. Wanna know what I got. The cat in the hat, and the case was broken, so the DVD was scratched all to crap. Now I did not order the cat in the hat. I ordered how the Grinch stole Christmas, but that's not what I got. Know something else?? Yesterday I was listening to the Channon Christian/Christopher Newsom Murder Trial, and one of the murderers friends was on the stand. She said that all of them, Herself, Cobbins, G, they all had worked for To me, someone that would employ scum like that, they do not deserve my business, and had I known that those trash bags had worked there when I placed my order, I would not have ordered anything from them, so believe what you want, but I say they SUCK!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tis the season for giving

Hey there guys, I just wanted to remind everyone that while you all are out and about, buy all those great deals, that Wal-Mart has their Angel trees up. Guys this goes to the abused and Neglected Children of East Tennessee, or of whatever state you live in, I have worked for Wal-Mart, I know the gifts go to the kids! I am also a foster parent, and my entire family does fostering. Let me tell you, It really makes the season real for the little kids when they get a gift gave to them from "Santa", and guys, those "Santa" gifts, are the ones from you and I. I got two yesterday and dropped them off at the service desk for a couple small kids. One from me, and one from my husband. It warmed my heart to imagine the smile on that little ones face when they get their gift that morning, and see its what they asked Santa for. Threw our giving hearts, we can make life just a little bit easier for the needy, abused and neglected children. So my point is, get on out there and do whats right, like I said in the heading, "Tis the season for giving!!"

Friday, November 13, 2009

Have you all tried Aquafresh® iso-active??

I had the opportunity to test out this new toothpaste courtesy of SHESPEAKS, and let me just say this...WOW, talk about clean feeling. Okay so I admit it, I am a little bit,okay alot OCD about my teeth, like I brush them sometimes 5-6 times a day OCD okay. This is the most cleaning toothpaste I have ever used, and I have tried ALOT of toothpastes! Its a foaming toothpaste, sorta like a can of shave gel, but for your teeth, and when you put the toothbrush inside your mouth, BOOM, all this foam overtakes your mouth, and you can feel it cleaning and scrubbing and disinfection your mouth! I love it, and let me just say, if this stuff goes on sale at Wags or CVS anytime soon, I am gonna clear the shelves!! Be prepared people, I will fight for it, lol! Great product, if you guys get a chance, try it!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wags Trip today

Everyone MAKE sure you get to wags before the sale on the bayer blood glucose meters goes off sale. I bought 4 today, (was all my store had) got back 20 dollars in register rewards, and took that and bought a huge box of kitchen size trash bags and a huge box of lawn bags, a big pack of Toilet paper, a 24 pack of water, a cookie, and a soda. I went in the store with a 20 dollar bill, and came out with 14 bucks. I am very happy!

General Mills Cereal on sale at Krogers

Hey guys, don't miss out on the great sale going on at Kroger on cereal. With the 1.00 off 2 coupon that came out last week, you can get 4 boxes of cereal for 1.00 each..You have to buy 4 to get the sale, but hurry and take advantage of the sale. Hubby is stopping by there tonight to buy our 16 boxes! Happy Couponing!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Did anyone take advantage of last weeks deals at Kroger?

I sure did! My total before coupons and store card savings was 450.and some change. After coupons and store card savings, and the mega sale 5 dollars off 10 items deal, I got all this for 207.00 tax included! I am completely stocked to the gills, and I am sooo Loving my Kroger right now!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

KNOXVILLE, This is the season for giving!

Hey all the Locals here that read my blog. I have a HUGE favor to ask, and I need you all to pass the word to everyone you know in the area as well. One of my dear friends runs a mission in Knoxville off Rutledge Pike, and they are in desperate need of donations.. Anything, food, HBA items, Clothing, Toys, whatever you can spare... maybe even a few dollars if you have that to spare. They need things to be able to help the needy. They help people in need pay their utility bills, they help with food, clothing, they are just there to help.. Period. So I know all you couponers out there have a great stock pile, and probably got alot of toys or clothing that you want to get rid of before the new rolls in this holiday.. well nows the time. James has a facebook page, so you can go HERE to leave him a comment and ask about the mission. You can also go HERE and see the missions facebook page, Or if you want, I can come get the stuff and deliver it to him. Guys, this is what its all about, and I have been on the receiving end of the generosity of others, and it is truly appreciated when you need something and you can go to a mission and they help you so lovingly. Please guys, pass the word, Jennifer if you read this, please blog about it on your blog.. these guys really need help!!

Kroger Rocks

I had forgotten how much I LOVED Kroger until yesterday. It was their mega event, so we went in to get a good load of groceries, since I had depleted most of my stock pile assisting another family in need. Boy did I make out like a bandit... and many many people were amazed. I gave them all the blog site to go to, cause she keeps up with her stuff alot more than me, but I was so proud.... I got 450.and some change worth of grocery's for 207.00. That's taxes and all. I got 25 pds of butter for free plus made 12.50 on them... That's right, I had a bunch of I cant believe its not butter sticks coupons for 1.50 off, and its on sale for .99 so that was a profit of .51 each... They actually paid me to take it. Bryan is going back this evening to try and get some more of that, cause we cleared the shelves... after I asked everyone else in there around me if they wanted some, and gave them coupons to get it free... so I wasn't being too bad by clearing it! Oh, and if you can not find the carnation milk at your Kroger's, Wal-Mart will price match it! And Wal-mart's in our area has turkeys on sale right now for .40 a pound, limit of 2. I got me two yesterday, and going back today for 2 more, lol. Happy Couponing guys!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Free Carnation Milk at Krogers

With the holidays right around the corner, and all the baking I will surely be doing, this one is heaven sent you can go here to see our ad... It has carnation canned milk on sale for .50 a can with there buy 10 get 5 off sale. Well you can go here and clearly see, we have that coupon coming out this weekend. That alone is enough for me to want to rush out and buy 5-10 papers, lol. Happy Couponing guys!

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Feisty Foodie is having an awesome giveaway!!!

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you all know that this totally awesome blog that I have followed since day one of my blogging life, is having a great giveaway. She is from New York, and her blogs are awesome. I love reading about all the cool things she gets to go and try out. With us being from hicksville Tennessee, we do not get to do things like this, because there are not places like that here... Its like a little vacation everyday I get to read a new post of hers. Anyway, you can go HERE to see the giveaway, and while you are there, give her a little bloggy love, and make sure to poke around abit on the site, you will not be disappointed!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I need help

Okay guys, I have gotten off the couponing bandwagon... and I need a boost to get back on. I had just went out and spent over 60 dollars getting this nifty binder put together... you know the zipper one with the baseball card holders, and the dividers for the categories.... yeah lets just say that cost a LOT of money... and then I got really depressed, was not on the right meds, and just stopped doing it... in my mind state I thought it was a waste of time..So I started getting all my HBA stuff at Teresas (which I plan on continuing unless I can get it free with the coupons) and I have two gigantic freezers filled to the gills with meat... I mean seriously, my hubby even says okay thats enough for now... (they are filled like that cause I get the meat REALLY cheap, like 30 dollars for a 275 dollar load of meat.... yeah, see thats why I do it). I need to get back to couponing though for the "other" stuff... the stuff I didnt think I would miss, but now that I am running out of it, I miss getting them for almost free... you know like the A-1 sauce to go with all those free steaks I scored, and the mustard that hubby eats on EVERYTHING including salads, and the salad dressing that I eat on everything... and the endless supply of snacks like rice cakes and chex mix, and all the other wonderful food scores you get with coupons. I have to start back, and I have to do it tomorrow... Period, no excuses, no fussing about it, it HAS to be done... so come on guys, can ya give me a LITTLE bloggy love here... I mean NOONE ever even says Hi anymore??? Whats up with that... arent you all suppose to encourage me so I go out and find the deals for you, lol.... Okay, enough of that stuff... bye for now.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Whats for dinner

I am trying really hard to get back into the whole blogging thing, cause it really is nice to have an outlet to the world. Since I do not work, its my socialization. Long story short, I am going to try to start posting a whats for dinner here post every day... along with recipes if one is needed for the meal we eat. I am a down to earth southern lady born and bread, and I cook good old fashion stick to your ribs, and make your ass spread kinds of meals... the ones that makes ya unbutton your britches for a few after your done, lol.

Tonight's menu is:

Homemade Pinto Beans
Homemade Corn Bread
Fried Tators
Salmon Patties

Recipe for Corn bread

My dear father taught me how to make corn bread at an early age, and I have been told by many that it doesn't get much better than mine so here ya go..hope you like it as much as my family does.

Your gonna want to use

about 2 1/2 to 3 cups of corn meal MIX (must say Mix on the bag okay)
about 1 Cup of Self Rising Flour (if you only got plain flour just put a smidgen of baking powder in it)
1-2 eggs, (if they are large or jumbo then just use one, if not use two)
enough buttermilk to get a creamy consistency (you want it to be a little runny, not like biscuit dough, you want this to be a little soupy

Preheat oven to 400-425

Get an Iron skillet and put you about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of shortening in it, and the put in on the stove eye and allow it to melt. Now your going to pour that batter in on top of your shortening (make sure you have enough shortening in there to cover the bottom of the pain, if not... then add some more okay) and when you start seeing bubbles come to the top you are going to remove it from the stove eye and put it in the oven. Let it bake until it is good and brown and you can put a toothpick in it and it comes out clean, just like with a cake...about 15 minutes or so.

The top is gonna be good and crunchy cause you allowed it to fry on top of the stove before you put it in the oven.

Hope you enjoy!!

New bloggy name

Hey there guys, not sure if anyone ever even reads my blog but, if you do you all probably remember that I am a foster mom. Well let me just start out by saying that since the whole first foster son terror began and ended, I lost my desire to be a couponing queen, lol... I still shop frugally, but since I live where I do, its easier for me to do so with the stores around here, and get the same great deals that all the couponing guys get, just without all the hassle of clipping.

Okay so a little bit of an update on our life here. Here goes. We are no longer foster parenting at this current time. The one and only devil of a child I had in my home has made me decide to not do it again ever...or at least not for a very long time. The child has caused me to have anxiety attacks from all the stress I went threw when he was in my home, and the thoughts of another one scares the life out of me.

Bryan and I are still happily together, and for the most part have been able to recover from the 4 months of hell we endured before we finally MADE the agency remove this child from my home. It was ridiculous really, they have a right fighting boss lady over there that is to young to have the job of being over that many children, that loves being a "boss" and is insistent on fighting for all costs of being right, and she was giving me HELL on removing the child from our home. It came to the point of me having to tell them either move him or we will have the police do it... then was told by the agency, well if he isn't hitting you, I don't see the problem... the little shit ATE my Nintendo, my dogs toys, his own game system, and packs of pencils like they were taffy... HELLO this is NOT what we signed up for. So long story short, we no longer have him, or any child in my home... although I want to be a mother really bad, its hard being put down and mistreated by a child that you have opened your home and heart up to, so I do not believe I am the person for that particular job, no thanks.

I had to go to the ER the day before yesterday. I just knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I was having a heart attack, just knew it.
Turns out I was wrong, I am having Anxiety Attacks, and heart palpitations? from the Anxiety/Panic attacks. Long story short they put me on meds that do not go well with me.. I can not usually function with anything stronger than a Advil in my system, so these pills they put me on, lets just say poor ole Bryan is having a hard time handling me when I take them. He says I cry once they get in my system, and that the other night I beat him up, lol.

I just wanted to let everyone that follows me know that as much as I enjoy getting the great deals, its just not my cup of tea to clip anymore, so that's not what this blog is going to be about anymore... hope that's okay with you all!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

So sad

I just read on one of the blogs that I have followed since I first started blogging that she lost her grandmother. Even though we might not ever meet these people across the web, you kinda begin to grow close to them by reading their blogs, their thoughts and words and stuff, and I sware it just breaks my heart to know that in this case she is so far away from where I live, if she were closer at least I could offer her family a home cooked meal, offer to babysit so she could have a little time to grieve alone, something... but that is what sucks when you make a friend online that lives a long way away, there isnt anything you can do from across the computer except say I am sorry... so if you happen to read this, know your in my heart and prayers, and I wish I could do something... but I know there is nothing I can say or do to make it any better.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Good deal here in my little town

Well, I have just about stopped using coupons, trying to get back into it, but its a tiring hobby that I just cant seem to pick back up... what I have not gave up on is our resale stores and our local grocery stores... Just this morning I went out to the local little mom and pop grocery store to pick up some soda for my hubby, and decided to check the meat counter. Well I saw the "managers special" area was loaded up, and I can usually get this stuff for dirt cheap. So, I went and asked... and was told 30 bucks for it all, and asked.... is that to much?? I say absolutely not, box it up for me if you do not mind, I will take it. When I get it home I calculate what this would have been had I paid full price as what was marked on the packages... I got 275.00 worth of meat for 30.00. Now tell me that isn't a great deal. And they freeze it all before the expiration date, so all the meat is always really good. I also go to our local little resale store that buys truck loads of "damaged" merchandise from the big stores like Rite Aid and WalMart and such. I got 16 bottles of the huge bottles of Soft Soap body wash the other day for 16 dollars. Yep, 16 dollars, and you wanna know what was "damaged" about it. The box it was boxed up and shipped in from the factory was dented. That's all that was wrong with it. The bottles of body wash was perfectly fine. We also got a brand new Wahl's brand clipper set at one of these stores for 2 bucks. This particular set goes for 145 at sally's. Not a thing wrong with it, all the attachments are with it and everything. SO even though I might not be getting things the way everyone else is with their coupons, I am still getting it as cheap once you figure in the price for the papers to get the coupons!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

All Things Frugal 4-u and me is giving away free honey

Yep, that's right, she and her husband apparently have fresh honey that they harvest and she is being nice enough to give some away to 5 readers... OMG is all I can say, I LOVE honey, more so than any kind of jelly or anything else for biscuits... I can eat it until I make myself sick with it, so this giveaway really got me excited, lol.

This woman is awesome, nearly every single time I read her blog, I cry. Not because she is a sad person, or because her blog is sad, but if you are a Godly person, then this blog will touch you somewhere that only a true Christian can touch you. She puts so much warmth in my heart when I read her blogs, and she has went threw so many trying times, and still holds her head high, and goes on. I LOVE THIS BLOG. I have spent hours on hours reading her posts, she is a true inspiration to me!

Anyway, get on over there and enter to win you some honey, and if you win and I don't, you better think of me when your eating that stuff, cause I love me some fresh honey!! lol. Just click here to get to her site, and get entered. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

Chex Mix Turtle Bars Giveaway

Hey guys, I am so super excited to tell you all that myblogspark has given me the opportunity to host another giveaway. Yep, that's right, I am going to be giving away 2 boxes of these awesome little snacks to three of my readers. Giveaway starts today and goes threw the 4Th. I will pick a winner this Sunday.

Here is the ways to enter the giveaway.

1. Follow me and leave a comment that you are... or leave a comment if you already follow me.

2. Subscribe to my blog and leave a comment that you are, or leave a comment if you already do.

3. Blog about this giveaway and leave me a comment about it with a link to the blog about the giveaway.

Okay there it is, hope you win... Good Luck

Monday, June 22, 2009

Nature Valley Nut Cluster Snacks

Hey guys, I just got the opportunity to try out some very yummy snacks courtesy of WOW, just let me say these little snacks are totally awesome. If you like a sweet and salty crunchy snack that's good for you, then these little things are just right for ya. Keep a look out for them, cause they are tasty tasty!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Blogger Burnout

I swear to my goodness, I am just totally sick of all the get rich blogging stuff I am seeing everywhere. When I started this little ole blog, it was to help people learn how to use coupons, nothing more, nothing less.... then I decided to try and make money off the site, which ended up being more trouble and more time consuming than my family and life would allow... I just wonder, how in the world do all these people have hours and hours to set at the computer and send out all of their "advertising" skits to get people to click, go to, and try to get free the stuff they advertise, only to end up finding out its all a gimmick... never receive anything in the mail from any of the things (or at least I have not). This is why I hardly ever blog anymore, and rarely come to blogger anymore, it sickens me at all the gimmicks going on... when you see one ad, you see a dozen of them from everyone you follow trying to get their penny from the ad too... shesh, enough already for me!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Wal-Mart finds today

I found Bryer Ice Cream on sale today at our local Wal-mart for 2.25 a half gallon. -.75 MQ that made for some really cheap (or cheap in my book at least) Ice cream.

They also had Bar- S Brand hotdogs for .88 - 1.00 for 2 MQ = .76 for two packs of hotdogs.

Also got some Fleshmans Yeast 3 packs for 1.13 - .40 MQ made it .73 cents for a 3 pack.

Just wanted to share those things with you all because I thought it was a good buy for WalMart.

Also, I seen two other ladies in the same line as me shopping with coupons, One of the ladies mentioned she had a blog she read that told her where to go to print coupons, I just wondered if it was one of the local East Tennessee gals!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wags Shopping Trip 4/28/09

I just got home from Wags, and just let me say this.... I love my Wags. I have had problems in the past, but since the bad seeds were weeded out, that store just rocks.

Heres what I got.

Transaction #1

1 Bayer Breeze 2 meter ( Hubby is a diabetic, and can always use these)

on sale for 14.99

Used the save upto 30.00 MQ

= Free Plus gave a 5.00 RR

Total OOP for this transaction was 1.39 tax

Transaction #2

Nivea Body Wash 4.99

1 Caramel (used for filler) .35

Total was 5.83

-5.00 RR from #1

=.83 OOP

Transaction #3

1 rembrant mouthwash 5.99

1 bottle coca cola

Total was 8.25

-5.00 RR from #2

=3.25 OOP

Transaction #4

1 Nivea Body Wash

1 Caramel (filler)

Total was 6.90

-6.00 RR From #3

.90 oop

Transaction # 5

1 rembrant Mouthwash

Total was 6.54

-5.00 RR From #4

=1.54 oop

Transaction #6

1 Nivea Body Wash

1 caramel(filler)

1 brownie(filler)

Total was 6.90

- 6.00 RR from #5

.90 oop

Transaction # 7

1 Rembrant Mouthwash 5.99

Total was 6.54

- 5.00 RR from #6

=1.54 OOP

Transaction #8

1 Nivea Body Wash 4.99

1 Caramel .35 (filler)

1 Brownie (filler) .99

Total was 6.90

- 6.00 RR From #7

=.90 OOP

Transaction #9

1 Rembrant mouthwash 5.99

Total was 6.54

- 5.00 RR From # 8

1.54 OOP with a 6.00 RR to bring home

So basically, I got 4 Nivea Body Washes, 4 Rembrant Mouthwashes, 3 brownies, 4 caramels, a coke, and a Bayer contour Blood Glucose Meter all for 12.79 Tax and all, and I brought home a 6.00 RR.

Total before Wags sale and coupons, 122.68

So basically, that's like a 89.5 % Savings, give or take a little.

Yeah I am most definitely loving me some Wags right about now!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Need some help here please

Hey guys, as you all probably know, I am still fairly new at the whole couponing thing. Heres the deal, over the past two weeks I have been trying to collect some ECB's to try the CVS thing. Now I have (1) 4.99 and (3) 3.99 ECB's and am wondering about what I should do this week to try and use them. I want to use them for things that will give me more ECB's and not cost alot. I really want to get to be able to do it, like Kristie at Insomniac Theater does, but not sure if I can get THAT good....

If any of you out there have any help to offer, please leave me a message cause I am so confused this morning with it..

Leave me a comment on what your shopping list is this week for CVS Maybe?? Please!

Friday, April 17, 2009

I really Love my Wags!!

I just got home from Wags, (had to take a script in to be filled for my son so decided to shop a little while I waited) and I had one of the best experiences to date.

I started out buying one of the Edge shave gels on sale for 2.99 which printed me a RR for 3.00, I then used that to purchase the fiber choice tabs and a bag of chex mix ( on sale for .99 and 2.59 for the fiber tabs) and then got back 2.50 RR for them. So, all in all I got 10 shave gels, 10 fiber choice tabs, and 10 bags of chex mix for just over 18.00 OOP and came back home with a 2.50 RR for next week, and the total of all that stuff before RR savings was like 66.00 so I think I had a good day... I am happy at least, so thats all that matters!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mindi over at Moms needs to Know

Mindi over at Moms needs to Know has a totally awesome giveaway going on right now. Its super easy to enter, and the price is a giftbasket for Romano's Macaroni Grill Meals. Mindi says on her website this about the baskets" It includes 3 coupons for a free box so I can try the other flavors: Garlic & Herb Chicken Penne, Chicken Alfredo with Linguine and Chicken Marsala with Linguine. Also included in the gift basket was a pasta spoon, a cheese grater and a nice-sized colander. " So sounds to me like its a good gift. Anyway, just go on to her site and get registered for it. Good luck.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Wags Savings

Okay so I went to Wags yesterday, I was bound and determined to try the register rewards deals using coupons at least one more time. So here is what I done, and to my suprise all my Register Rewards printed. Of course my fav checker Ashley was working, and checked me out, so that might have had alot to do with the Register Rewards printing, because she knows what she is doing. Okay so heres what I got in the order I done the transactions.

Transaction #1

(1) Colgate 360 toothbrush ( suppose to be 3.29 mine rang up for 2.99)
(2) Lysol Toilet bowl cleaners with bleach on sale 2/2.79

Used (1) .75 off MQ for the toothbrush
(2).75 off for the Lysol Cleaner

Total before tax =3.53 + .53 tax = 4.06
Recieved a RR for 3.50 from the toothbrush
so actual cost for all this was .56 cents

Transaction #2

(1) Skintament shave cream ( mine was on sale for 2.99 )
(4) Chocolate Cream Eggs 4/1.00
(1) Easter basket Grass 1.00

Used RR from First transaction (3.50)

Total before tax was .99 + .42 tax = 1.41
Recieved 3.00 RR for the Shave Cream
So I actually made 1.59

Transaction # 3

(1) Fiber Choice Chews 2.49
(2) Skippy Peanut Butter (on sale BOGO for 3.29)

I used (2) .40 MQ for the Skippy

Total before tax= 1.98+.48 tax=2.46
recieved a 2.50RR
So I actually made .04 cents

Transaction # 4

(4) Skippy Peanut butters ( On sale BOGO for 3.29)
- (4) MQ for .40 each
- 2.50 RR
=3.97 before tax + .63=4.60

Total OOP for all this was 12.53 Not bad

Info on stuff happening at WAGS in the future

I was in my Fav Wags yesterday, and my FAV cashier Ashley told me that Wags was going to be doing away with RR's and with Rebates, and will be coming out with a card, that when you are suppose to get a RR on an item, or a Rebate, it will automatically load onto the card.. so less paperwork to keep up with. Me personally, I love this idea. What about the rest of you? What do you all think about this? Leave me some comments and let me know.

My Friend Jennifer is having a giveaway

Hey guys, head on over to the Coupon Mommie blog and enter her awesome giveaway. This one is for coupons, and if your like me, can not ever get enough of those. So go on over and enter, and remember to Thank her for the awesome giveaway.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

CellFire Has new Coupons for your Krogers Card

Here is a list of the new coupons that have came out. Make sure to head on over to Cellfire and get them loaded.

Pillsbury® Swt Rolls Save $.50
Save $.50 when you buy any ONE Pillsbury® Sweet Rolls OR Grands!® Sweet Rolls.
Pillsbury® Grands! Save $.50
Save $.50 when you buy any Frozen Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits, Cinnamon Rolls, Mini Cinnamon Rolls, OR Pillsbury® Dinner Rolls.
Old El Paso® Save $.50
Save $.50 when you buy any Old El Paso® product (Excludes Old El Paso® Refrigerated, Frozen OR Soup products)
Fiber One® Chewy Bars $.50
Save $.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One® Chewy Bars.
Bisquick® Baking Mx Save $.60
Save $.60 when you buy 40 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix.
Cinn Toast Crunch® Save $.50
Save $.50 when you buy Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal.
Chex Mix® Save $.60
Save $.60 when you buy any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack.
Betty Crocker® Wrm Del $.50
Save $.50 when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Bowls OR Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Minis Bowls.
Yoplait Yo-Plus® Mpk Save $.50
Save $.50 when you buy any flavor Yo-Plus® Yogurt 4-pack.
Yoplait® Fiber One® Save $.50
Save $.50 when you buy any flavor Yoplait® Fiber One® Yogurt Multipacks.
Cottonelle® Save $.25
Save $.25 on any ONE (1) 4-pack or Larger COTTONELLE® Toilet Paper.
Huggies® Diapers Save $3
Save $3.00 on any two packages of Huggies® Diapers.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Great week for Inserts

Well I am just tickled pink about how many inserts that are coming out this week. There will be 5 inserts this week, you can go here to see what these inserts consist of. I know one thing, we will be getting 6-7 papers this week. Great coupons!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

My Husband's Granny Needs Prayers

Granny is still in the hospital, but the doctors are saying what is wrong with her, she could die from. She is conscious, but we are still worried about if it gets worse. We love her so much and she is like the granny I never had, so to know she is suffering is killing us. Just please, continue to pray for her recovery.

I just got some really bad news a few minutes ago. My husbands grandmother has had a stroke, and is in the hospital in Oklahoma. We are stuck in Tennessee and have no funds available to get out there to her. We do not know if she is going to be okay or not, but she helped raise my husband and he is having a really hard time with all this. Please pray that she will be okay. We love her so much, just can not stand the thoughts of having to let her go. Please pray for her, and for my husband.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Do you have a Puppy

Wow, I am totally happy about this sale at Wal-Mart right now. They have the 4 lb bags of Iams dog food on sale 2/10.00

Well there was a coupon that came out a couple weeks ago for 5.00 any one bag of Iams Smart Puppy or Kitten Food, so you know what that means... FREE doggie food.

My pug Midnight will sure be happy with her free food, and so will her momma, as it saves me money!!

Gotta love that free stuff huh.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I quit smoking

I need prayers to have the strength to stop this foolish habit. I have very bad asthma, and my smoking habit is just making it worse. Last night as I set in the living room watching standup on the TV with my dear Hubby, I realized just what a hard time breathing I was having, and how foolish it was of me to continue smoking my cancer sticks just trying to kill myself a little sooner than what God intended. So this morning, I put them down. Now I have only been awake for an hour, and so far no smoke, but I am sure craving them, so please if you have a second, just ask God to help me kick this awful habit before it kills me.

The Winners of the Fiber one giveaway

Here are the winners

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:18
Timestamp: 2009-03-22 13:12:30 UTC

March 13, 2009 10:06 AM
Learnin2save said...
I haven't tried the fiber one yet. My fav is Yoplait Yoplus Blueberry...Yummy! Thanks for the giveaway

Here are your random numbers:37
Timestamp: 2009-03-22 13:14:50 UTC

March 19, 2009 1:51 PM
Jinxy and Me said...
I'm a follower!

Here are your random numbers:5
Timestamp: 2009-03-22 13:15:42 UTC

March 11, 2009 1:03 PM
christin said...
we love all yogurt and buy it weekly, but my personal favorite is peach:) thanks!

Okay so these are the winners of my giveaway. You have 48 hours to contact me with your mailing address. You can email it to me at wendygambler (at)

Thanks everyone for entering. If the winners do not respond in 48 hours I will pick someone else in their place. Congratulations everyone that won.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I got an award

Well, my friend Jennifer over at Coupon Mommie has given me an award. The award is called the Excellence in Blogcasting Award, Thank you Jennifer!!!

The rules with this award are to do the following:
1) Post the award on my blog

2) Pass it on to some friends, up to 15

3) I have to let them know they've received the award.

Okay so some of my friends that I love to interact with online are

2. Jennifer at Coupon Mommie

5. Depression Cooking with Clara ( this little ole lady is just amazing)

6. Robin at Table for Three

okay, so guess I do not talk to 15 people online that have blogs, but these are some of my favorites that I actually visit daily, or at least every single time they post something. Hope you guys like your award, and get to giving it out to others!!

Great deal on Meat sale

I am just tickled pink about my recent purchase. I went to the local little mom and pop store here in town a few minutes ago, and they had a freezer of meat for 25.00. When I got home, I added it all up at retail cost, and it would have been 80.00 for all of it. And thats not counting the 5-10 packages of pork that I had gave to my mother, because we do not eat pork here. If I had counted that in, it would have been well over 100 bucks worth of meat for 25 dollars. I am so happy. So how do you all save money when shopping? Will you buy that package of day old meat thats on clearance, and take it home and freeze it? We always buy our meat this way, just curious of how others do this sort of thing.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Reminder about my giveaway

I just wanted to remind everyone that I am hosting a Fiber One giveaway. You can read about it HERE and enter to win. Just want to make sure everyone knows and remembers to enter.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Clara the "great depression Cook"

Hi guys, I have a big place in my heart for this little old lady that has a few awesome video's on youtube. She is just one of a kind, and I wish I could have had a granny like that growing up, shes awesome. I found her blog and added her to my blogs I follow list, cause she is just so precious. I also watch each and every one of her little episodes on youtube, its very interesting, and something all of us need to know how to do. She teaches todays generation how to make do with what ya got. So go to youtube and search for great depression cooking or go to her blog and follow the links to watch her videos, either way you go, this is something worth the time to watch if you care about our history at all, because this little sweet lady sure shows us what it was like back then!

Go here to visit her blog

Hope you enjoy it as much as I have, I surely do look forward to every one of her new videos and set there glued to the screen while it plays!

CellFire E-Coupons

Hey guys, okay I hope you all have read my previous posts and have realized how beneficial Cellfire is. If you have not you need to go to their site and check it out, they have some awesome coupons you can load to your Kroger card for even more savings. I had a rep. from them contact me and thank me for using them, and they also left me a list of coupons that came out today, so get on over to their site and get them loaded, they will save you extra money, exspecially right now, as a lot of them are on Kroger's mega sale list right now.

Healthy Choice® All Natural EntrĂ©e
Save $0.50 when you buy any ONE (1) Healthy Choice® All Natural Entrees.
Marie Callender® Pasta al Dente
Save $0.50 when you buy any ONE (1) Marie Callender's® Pasta al Dente.
Orville Redenbacher's® Natural Gourmet
Save $1.00 when you buy any TWO (2) Orville Redenbacher's® Natural Gourmet® Popping Corn.
Pillsbury® Savorings
Save $.50 when you buy any flavor Pillsbury® Savorings Flaky Pastry Bites
Betty Crocker® Fruit Snacks
Save $.75 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot®, Fruit Gushers®, Fruit Roll-Ups® OR Fruit Roll-Ups® Fruit Stickerz ®. Fruit
Fiber One® Cereals
Save $.75 when you buy any flavor/variety Fiber One® Cereals.
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
Save $.45 when you buy any flavor 17.5 OZ. OR LARGER Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix
Cheerios® Cereal
Save $.55 when you buy Cheerios® cereal
Chex Mix®
Save $.60 when you buy any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack
Yoplait® Yogurt cups
Save $.50 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!®) OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light
Yoplait® Kids Zone
Save $.80 when you buy TWO any flavor Yoplait® products listed: Yoplait® Go-GURT® Yogurt - Yoplait® Kids Cup Yogurt - Yoplait® Trix® Multipack Yogurt.
Pillsbury® Cookies
Save $.50 when you buy any Pillsbury® Refrigerated Holiday Cookies OR Dough Sheets (excludes Create 'n Bake® Cookie Dough)
Romano's Dinner Kit
Save $1 when you buy any flavor Romano's Macaroni Grill® Restaurant Favorites Dinner Kit
Huggies® Diapers
Save $3.00 on any two packages of Huggies® Diapers.
Colgate® Max Fresh®
Save $1.50 when you buy any Colgate® Max Fresh® Toothpaste 4 oz or larger.
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) KOTEX® Product.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Jennifer at Coupon Mommie has a birthday

Hey guys, I just wanted to remind everyone that my Besty Jennifer over at Coupon Mommie is celebrating her birthday tomorrow... If you got a second stop buy and wish her a happy Birthday. Happy Birthday Jennifer, Love ya girl!!

Fiber One Yogurt Giveaway

Hey guys, I have great news, I have been chosen to host a giveaway for Fiber One Yogurt. It is a very healthy Yogurt that has 20% of our daily fiber needs in one serving. Now that's a great added bonus don't you think!! 3 Lucky winners will receive a Fiber Friends Gift Basket You can see a picture of it to the right. I will announce the winners on the day of the drawing and winners will have 48 hours to email me with their mailing information. Okay here is how to enter.

1. Follow me, or leave a comment if you already follow

2. Tell me what your favorite yogurt is, and how you get your daily fiber and leave a thank you on the post for Fiber One and for Blog spark for the giveaway.

3. Blog about my giveaway, and leave a comment with a link back to where you blogged about it

4. Subscribe to me.

You can enter 4 times, one of each of the above ways.

Remember to leave a comment on each one of these that you do so you can be entered each time. Winners will be picked using

Okay well this giveaway will go from today until 22nd of the month. I want to give plenty of time for everyone to register to win. GOOD LUCK!!!

Also, there is a awesome site HERE that is made by fiber one, where you can play an online game. With this new online game you can create your own personal avatar, or Fiber Friend. You then face off against a weekly opponent to help learn about daily fiber requirements and the health benefits of fiber. Just by registering, players are entered in a sweepstakes for a chance to win great prizes including daily gift cash cards, weekly Flip Video camcorder and a grand prize trip-for-two to a luxury spa in Arizona.

Kroger Steals this week

Wow, thats all I can say! We done so good at Kroger last night. Here is what we got

9 bags of Quaker Rice Cakes .99
-.50 each (kroger mega sale promo)
-(1).50 MQ doubled
= 3.41 OR .38 CENTS A BAG

3 Sargentos Shredded Cheese 1.99
- .50 each (kroger mega sale promo)
- (3) .40 MQ Doubled
=2.07 or .69 each

2 (3pk) Irish Springs bar soap 1.50
-.50 each (kroger Mega sale promo)
- (1) .50/2 MQ Doubled
= 1.00 or .50 each pack

4 Sauve deoderant 1.50 each
-.50 each( Kroger mega sale promo)
- (2) .75/2 MQ
= 2.50 or .63 each

3 country crock butter 1.49
-.50 (kroger mega sale promo)
- (3).25 MQ doubled
=1.47 or .49 each

5 Land O lake Butter 1.49
-.50 (kroger mega sale promo)
-(5).30 MQ doubled
=1.95 or .39 each

2 colgate toothpastes 1.50
-.50 each (kroger mega sale promo)
-(2).75 MQ
-1.00 CF Q
= .50 Profit

2 Betty Crocker Potatoes 1.06
-.50 each (kroger mega sale promo)
-1.00/2 Mailer MQ
-(2) .40 CF Q
=.68 Profit

tax was 2.98

Total for all this after tax was 14.21
total saved 53.68 or 82%
We were very happy with this sale

Monday, March 9, 2009

Problems with RR at Wags

Is anyone else having problems getting your RR's when you use a coupon for the item you purchased at wags? Everytime we go in there and try to get the RR's and use a MQ, it will not print. I was told by the manager in Oneida that they had changed the policy and that it would not print if you used a Q, but I here alot of others saying they get their RR's no problem, just wondering if anyone else has any info on this.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Our shopping savings today at WAGS

Okay, so today did not start out to well, we were suppose to get the garnier fructis coupons, but the papers here did not have them in them, so there was 8 bucks in papers wasted, cause that was the only reason I bought 4 papers this week... but we decided to use some previous coupons and go to wags to try and get the sale anyway, sooooo.. we went to the Oneida wags, they did not have one thing on the ad in stock... I was mad, furious, first day out and they were sold out, yeah right, we were there at opening, they just did not have any in stock!!! Well after whinning about it all day, my dear hubby decided to drive my butt to Oak Ridge to get the sales... and buddy did we get a good one.

We got 5 of the Glade Sense and Spray Kits on sale for 7.99-4.00 easy saver book Q =3.99

-4.00MQ = FREE

5 of the Glade Lasting Impressions kits on sale 7.99-4.00 easy saver book Q =3.99

-4.00 MQ =FREE

1 Gillet Fusion Gamer Razor on sale 8.99

-4.00 MQ

gave back 4.00 RR (well it did not print but the store manager credited it back to our debit card, so we still got it back)

=.99 for gamer razor

1 Crest Pr Health Toothpaste on sale 2.49

-1.00 MQ

=1.49 ( was suppose to print 1.00 RR but did not so manager credited it back to our debit card)

5 garnier fructis shampoos/conditioners on sale for 2.99

-2.00 easy saver book Q


So total for all this stuff was 16.70 after q's and tax

before Q's was 143.50

So yeah, I am happy with my stuff!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

I won an Award

Wow, thats all I can say, never thought my little ole blog would win anything... but then again it was from my bestie, so you know, might have had something to do with that, lol. anyway I am very appreciative!!!

The rules with this award are to name 7 things you love & pass the award to 7 blogs you love.

sooo, 7 things I love

1. I love my family and God

2. I love my pug midnight

3. I love helping others

4. I love saving money with my coupons

5. I love dt. Mt dew, lol

6. I love cooking, its my passion

7. I love helping children

Now for the 7 blogs I love

1. Obviously I love Jennifer at Coupon Mommie, after all she taught me how to do this couponing thing.

2. I love Angie at Beans and Tators mama, she and I are so much alike on our thoughts that I just can not help but read every single post she makes... Love your stuff girl!!

3. I love my life long friend Crystal at A moms world of couponing madness, I have helped her learn to coupon and happy that she is saving money for her family.

4. I love reading my friend Robins blog at A table for three, she and I went to high school together, and were known as the chatty cathys of french class, sure miss those days girl.

5. I love reading Kristi's blog at Insomniac Scapbook Theater, she rocks the CVS game!!

6. I love reading Becky at Nickels-N-Dimes blog, although she has moved to

7. And last, I love reading Easy meals for busy moms blog... they have some awesome meal ideas!!

So there ya have it, and now its your turn, lets see what things you love!!

Thanks again Jennifer for the award, Love ya girl!!

Some tips for Wags Couponing

Okay, so I have been reading alot of other peoples blogs and see questions people ask. They are all the time asking, well but my coupon is for 2.00 off and the item is 1.98 and it beeps. Okay so heres the thing, if you want to use that coupon, get a pack of gum or something and throw it up... the coupon will work then. See they can not take off on the tax at wags, has to come off the before tax total, so if the before tax is a little bit more than the coupons total, then they will work. Example of this

I bought 10 packages of Nabisco crackers the other day at ways they were on sale 1.99/2
I had 5- 2.00 coupons

then I bought one tube of Colgate total toothpaste on sale for 3.49
- wags easy saver booklet coupon for 2.99
that would have made my toothpaste .50 cents
but I had 1.50 off coupon so
I had 1.00 overage

I ended up using 4 of the 2.00 coupons for the crackers, the toothpaste coupon, and still had to throw a candy bar up to make up enough to cover the coupon money. And then I just had to pay tax. So see, as long as you have enough actual "cost" without tax, the coupons should work. Hope this helps!

Coupon Mommie has a giveaway for Yoplait

Hey guys, my friend over at Coupon Mommie has an awesome giveaway going right now for Yoplait Yoplus Yogurt and trust me, this stuff is awesome, the best yogurt I have tasted so far. So head on over and check it out. Just click HERE.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I love my Wags Cashier

Okay so I went into Wags yesterday with my mom to get our free ritz crackers and I had a coupon to get a free tube of toothpaste. So we went immediatly to the crackers isle, only to see there were only 3 lonely boxes left on the shelf. So I hollered over to my dear cashier Ashley and asked her if she had any more in the box (as we were getting 14 total, 10 for me, four for mom) and she went and checked. She came back and said no, but we could get any of the nabisco items that were on sale for the 1.99/2 and she would still use the coupon!!! I am gleaming at this point, cause she just rocks, love her to death. So we end up with 4 boxes of chip ahoy cookies, 3 ritz crackers, and 7 boxes of regular Krispy saltine crackers, and we used the wheatthin/ritz crackers to pay for them, and I even got a coupon back cause she did not need it to pay for the other box, because I had a 1.50 off MQ for the toothpaste, and wags easysaver had a 2.99 off, so it was only suppose to be .49 cents, so I had that extra 1.01 that went onto the rest of my transaction... So Ashley thank you.. oh and the hateful checker that I had reported came over where we were all at and was super nice, so apparently she was trying to appologize. Did not work, we always do and always will check out threw Ashley, I will leave and go back another day if she is not working!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Awesome shopping trip at Krogers

Okay, so as many of you know from my other posts, my husband is a diabetic. Well it was time to refill his script for his diabetic meds, and I remembered seeing that Kroger had a thing in their ad stating that if you transfered your script, they would give you 25 dollars on your krogers card for groceries.. So thats what we done, he got his 4 dollar script transfered we got the 25 back on our card, and he done an awesome shopping trip. Heres what he got.

Just as a reminder, Kroger has the buy 10 get 5 off frozen food this week

5 40 count bags of Pizza rolls reg price was 2.99
-.50 each from kroger sale
-(5).35 MQ doubled to .70
=1.79 a bag

3 boxes of Gortons Fish reg price 2.99
-.50 each from Kroger sale
-(3) .40 MQ Doubled to .80

4 boxes of Pop tarts reg 1.99
on sale 3/5
-(2)1.00/2 MQ
=1.17 each

2 Hungry Jack meals reg 1.99
-.50 each from Kroger sale
=1.49 each

2 Kroger block cheese (to go with our walgreens free ritz crackers we will go get tomorrow)
1.88 each sale price (not sure what reg price was)

We got all this with tax for 3.15
I am very pleased with this sale, we will take pics and post when he gets home.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wal-Mart Shopping trip on 2/27/09

We done awesome last night at Wal-Mart. My dear puppy was outta food, so I had to get her some anyway and there was a great 3.50 off any purina dog food IP so we printed it, and went to Wal-Mart.

Here is a breakdown of what we got
(4) 4pd bags Purina Dog Chow 4.94 each
- (4) 3.50 off IP coupons
= 1.44 a bag

(1) Bayer Breeze2 Blood Glucose Meter (hubby is diabetic) 18.82
- (1) MQ for up to 30.00 adjusted to 18.82
(1) sauve 3 oz hand lotion .97
- (1) MQ for 1.00
= +.03 overage

(5) 12 packs schick disposable razors 1.97
-(5)MQ for 2.00 any schick razor
=+.03 overage on each pack

Total before coupons would have been 49.40
Total after coupons (- tax) was 5.58
tax was 4.57
Grand total was 10.15
I am please with this trip!!
I included a pic of the stuff we got, and one of Midnight the dear Pug puppy (so you can see how cute she is and that she so deserved her puppy food!!)

Thursday, February 26, 2009


I went to my wonderful Wags yesterday, was kinda scared to go back after all the trouble I had the last time I went in with the fusion gamer razors, but thats a whole other story.. Yesterday our fav wags employee Ashley was working (love ya girl, you just rock, and I will continue emailing wags about how awesome you are!!) so we went and got our 5 reynolds aluminum foil, and our ten candy bars, and a diet mt dew for me, and we were off running around the store, trying to find out where Ashley was working so we could go threw her line. We finally found her over at the cosmetics counter, so we went back there, and waited for her to check us out. We got all the items for 2.16 or something like that, and was tickled pink. She told me she was going to have to learn how to do the couponing, and told me about another girl in the area that does it besides me and my friend Crystal, and when I got home last night I realized that it was a sister to a girl that me and Crystal went to school with, lol... small town here. Anyhow I gave Ashley my blog address, and hopefully she can go threw my blog and pick up on the whole process a little, cause with someone as nice as her, she deserves to be getting this stuff for free too!! Again, hats off to our awesome Wags Checker girl Ashley, she rocks!! If you are from Scott County and go in there, ask for the manager and let him know how awesome she is, I guarantee that if she is your checker, you will be treated with respect, and have the best couponing experience ever!

Eating on a budget

You know, I read all this stuff all the time about how to cook cheap, and what to cook to keep on a budget... Well, maybe my family is just plain jane and likes the old fashioned stuff, so I find it easier than most I guess.. don't really know, but for me, 5-10 bucks for one meal for the family is alot of money..Heres the way I do it, may not be the healthiest, which might be why it costs others to stress over the budget, but we make do.

I buy my meat in bulk at the local grocery store that is day old. We have ate it for years now, has not killed us yet, so I do not expect it to. I usually get a whole freezer load of meat for 30-50 bucks. That includes hamburger, steaks (filet minons and ribeyes and new your strips) roasts, pork chops, ground sirloin, and cubed steak. I buy 4-5 packs of chicken leg and thigh pieces, around here you can get a big package of this for 2-3 bucks, and can easily use one package for 2-3 meals. And that takes care of our meats.

Secondly, I can and freeze my vegetables. We do work in the summer, all summer long, and then I have fresh, homegrown veggies to do me all winter long. I canned 120 quarts of green beans this past summer, and we have nearly went threw them this year. (hubby loves em)

I buy flour, corn meal, cans of cream, and big ole bags of tators, and I cook from scratch. We eat pinto beans and corn bread, gravy and biscuits, roast with potatoes and carrots, we have good home cooked meals, and it doesnt cost me 5-10 bucks a meal to do that. Now thats just me, my hubby likes the homemade stuff, and me being the somewhat skilled cook, we eat well, and the food tastes good, and it does not have all the additives and fillers that the stuff out of the store has in it.

I myself will take homemade anyday over store bought. I make all our desserts, breads, beans, noodles, gravy's, all from scratch, and we seem to enjoy it more. Heck I can get 5-10 pans of biscuits out of a five pound bag of flour, a little shortening, a can of cream, and some time and effort, and that would feed us many many meals of biscuits and gravy, and it would only cost me about 4 dollars to do it. Know why? Cause I use the cheapest things I can find to bake with, and make it all from scratch... get alot more, alot better food, for alot cheaper. Me and my husband could eat well off 100 a month before I started couponing, so now that I use coupons, we literally are eating for pennies a meal!!

Just thought I would share that, if anyone is interested in learning how to get back to the basics and cook stuff from scratch, let me know.. I can help you learn. I did not always know how to do it myself, but with the desire to learn, I got very good at it, and now at family dinners, or church dinners, I hear everyone asking, hey did Wendy make that, I want some if she made it... kinda makes ya feel good!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Awesome Printable

Does your family love Mac and Cheese? I know mine does. Go here to get a 1.00 brick IP. Remember hit the back button to print two.

A fellow Frugal shopper has been featured in Redbook

Wow, this is just amazing. This lady and her husband were featured in Redbook magazine about their frugal lifestyle. You can read all about it on her blog. Just go HERE. To celebrate her success she is hosting a 50.00 gift card giveaway. Head on over and check it out!!

Wow Awesome Giveaway

I just read a post on Coupon Mommies Blog about an awesome giveaway that Southern Savers is having. Its a giveaway for 2 gift cards 50 each for two different people to their fav. Store. How awesome is that!! I know for one its certainly something I could use right now, as pennies are very tight.. So head on over there and check it out and register, who knows we might just win one! I sure hope so!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Woooo Hoooo I won a giveaway!!

I am just tickled pink. I was just looking at Becky over at Nickle and Dimes blogs for yesterday, Cause lets face it guys, this woman just absolutly rocks, I love her and all her great deals and finds... she is a couponing genius. Well I saw that the Yoplait giveaway had ended, and I thought, hmmmm wonder if I might have won?? Sure enough, It has my name listed. To those of you that did not watch that video, you really missed out, that little boy of hers is a heart melter.. I was just smiling from ear to ear watching him eat the yummy yogurt.. how precious was he!! Anyway, thanks so much Becky your awesome, and the readers and myself over here at my little ole blog sure do like all the awesome tips that you post!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Homemade Sugar free Pies

Well, I am very happy at the moment, I got a wild hair to try to make my husbands fav pies with splenda since he is a diabetic. Its been nearly 2 years since he has had a slither of the pies I make because he was diagnosed about 2 years ago, and love his big ole heart, he looks so sad when holidays come around, and everyone else is getting to enjoy his wife's desserts, and he isn't. Now mind you, I have always made him the sugar free nanar puddin, and sugar free pumpkin rolls and such, but just was not confident enough with the whole splenda thing to waste nearly half a bag trying the pies. Well today I got bored, and hubby is working late, and since we moved he has really been pulling his share at the house... all that combined made me decide to try and make him his pies with the splenda I had. Now mind you I was scared to death that I was going to flub it up, and waste a 6 dollar bag of splenda, but I done it anyway, and they turned out better than the ones with real sugar do. Made his a Chocolate cream pie and a coconut cream pie, and well I always make my crusts from scratch, so it all is fresh and pipin hot right now. Just took the last batch of homemade filling off the stove and poured it over into the pie shells. I can not wait for him to get home and see them, hes a big ole guy, and food makes him happy, and I just know having some of his fav childhood desserts are going to make his bad day at work go away and give him some happiness. Just wanted to share my thoughts with you guys, I am very happy right now.. If you want to see my recipes for these, then head on over to my recipe blog and check it out!! I will post pics of the pies after he gets home tonight, gonna have him bring home some cool whip for the topping.

2009 Coupon Inserts

Wanna know how many inserts will be coming out each week? Well I certainly wanted to, so I went to read BeCentsAble's Page and she had the entire list on it.. Awesome right. Well I thought so, enough to share that link with you, so just click here, and you can see it too... Enjoy

Upcoming coupon Preview for week of 2/22/09

Hey guys, well to be honest with you, this weeks papers do not look like they will have anything worth jumping up and down about... 2 Inserts, none of the coupons really made me get excited about them. You can go here to see whats coming out. Myself, I won't be buying more than 2-3 papers this week because I do not see any coupons in them that really look like something we would want to purchase.

Some of the ones listed

Valassis Preview
Angel Soft Tp (6pk double roll rolls or larger) .50/1
Carefree Pantylines 1.00/2
Hostess Snack Cakes (DND-5) .50/1
Kelloggs Cereal 10 oz or larger .70/1
Pop Tarts 8oz or larger 1.00/2
Uncle Bens wholegrain Rice .75/2

Smart Source Preview

Ban Anti-perspirant Deoderant .40/1
Cherrio's or Chex Mix Snack Mix .50/1
SoyJoy Bars bogo up to 1.39
Sunlight Dish washer liquid .35/1
Wrigleys Gum Get one Free up to 1.19
Niagra Spray Starch .25/1
Glade carpet and room deoderizer 1.00/1

So there you have it, a small glimpse into what to expect this Sunday. Happy Coupon Clipping everybody!

Monday, February 16, 2009

We finally got an Exercise Program going here

Well, yesterday after Sunday School Bryan and I decided we were going to go threw with all the talk about getting out and walking for exercise. We have talked about it all winter but it was warm enough yesterday to do it. I would say we walked close to half a mile or so. Not really good, but hey its a start. It was nice to, just the two of us out in the open air walking and sharing time together. I really enjoyed it. It helped my leg muscles too. As many of you know, my knee is damaged bad, and I have a terrible time trying to walk most of the time because of it, but it was not hurting yesterday, so we took advantage of it, and went as far as my legs would allow. We took our time, because my asthma was trying to kick in, but we went ahead and did not stop. We have planned on walking every evening when Bryan gets home from work (weather permiting) and to increase our distance a little more each day. I felt so good after we got back home, I could feel that my leg muscles had gotten a work out, and thats what I needed. Keep us in your prayers that we can continue this and hopefully get on track to loosing weight and getting back healthy!

Friday, February 13, 2009

French's Worchestire Sauce on sale at Krogers

Okay so there is a great sale right now at Kroger on this stuff and I use it in everything. It is on sale for 1.19 and there was a .50 MQ that came out in the last month or so that you can use that will make this stuff .19 a bottle. Go on out and get yours while its on sale cause that price rocks!!

Today is Nickle -N-Dimes half a birthday

Yep, thats what I said.. she has only been blogging for 6 short months. I know, it inspires me too!!! Just to think, she started all this six sort months ago. Guys that puts a whole new perspective on this, if we do as she has done, and work hard at this, we can make a difference in peoples lives just like she has. She takes alot of time on her blogs, finding us great deals, and telling everyone out there in the world how to do this. I for one am very thankful I found her, everyone go on over to her site HERE and show her some appreciation for all the hard work she does for all of us out there. THANKS BECKY!!!

Church Dinner Ideas

So this Sunday my church is having a dinner for the pastor cause its his birthday. Well I love to cook, and bake, and love to do it all from scratch, but I need to take something that reheats well, because we always have sunday school and church before the dinner. Well I was thinking about making my new fav recipe of homemade meatballs with rice and mushroom gravy.. but I need to take something else with it. Now everyone always makes the usual side, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, so I am wanting to make something that others do not usually think of, and that will of course reheat well. I was thinking about doing some sort of casserole side dish, but then I thought, sheesh, bout the only ones I know how to make are hashbrown casserole and sweet potato casserole, neither would go well with the meatballs. So my question to you guys is... what else could I take? Do you have an awesome recipe that you would not mind giving me for a totally awesome tasty side dish? I just want his meal for his birthday to be special, as we have one of the best, most kind hearted preachers a church could ask for. So hows bout it? Can ya give me some ideas here? Please

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Friend Jennifer has made it big!!

Hey guys and gals, as you all know I have a totally awesome friend, Jennifer over at Coupon Mommie that has inspired most of my blogs, and she totally rocks this couponing game. Well guess what, she got accepted as a "Myblogspark Member"!! So what does that mean you ask?? Well it means she will be getting awesome stuff from General Mills to give away to us!! Yeah you read that right, FREE STUFF FOR US!! So just go on over to her website, leave her a comment and start following her blog so you can get entered for the awesome giveaway she has going!! Congrats Jennifer, Love ya girl!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Coupon Preview for this week

Okay so Becky over at Nickle and Dimes always gives a heads up on the upcoming coupons for the week. So here is your eyeshot of the ones I found from her website. This is a good week for coupons guys. 4 Inserts this week guys, 2 ss, 1rp, 1pg. Can not wait. We are getting between 5-6 papers this week, cause the coupons look good to me. Just wanted to give you a heads up on the preview.

Oklahoma deals and steals at homeland this week

They have these things on sale and with coupons, might get some of them free.

yoplait yogurt 2/1.00
use the .40/6 coupon
makes it 2.20 for 6 yogurts. Not to bad

Knorrs Liptons side items 10/10
There was a coupon a few weeks ago for .35 off
that would make these .30 an item

General Mills cereal on sale 2/5 ( not as good as the sale going on here, but hey.. still cheap)
Go threw my printable coupon sites, and see if you can find some good coupons for these, I am sure there are some.

Folgers Coffee on sale 5.99 ( Deb, do you drink this? If so I will see what I can do about getting you some coupons on it, just let me know)

So homeland isnt doing anything heartstopping this week. Maybe next week. Love ya all my family in Oklahoma!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Kroger deals and steals shopping trip for 2/2/09

Okay, so Bryan went to Kroger last night, we are lovin' us some Kroger right now.

Here is what he got.

5 boxes of Multi-Grain Cherrios Reg. price 3.20 on sale 1.67 a box

-.50 off MQ doubled =.67 per box

3 boxes of Trix Cereal reg price 2.90 on sale 1.67 a box

-1.00/3 MQ =1.33 a box

3 boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios reg price 3.20 on sale 1.67

-1.00/3 MQ =1.33 box

(also had an additional 2.00 come straight off cards from my cellfire and shortcut coupons for these cereals that were preloaded on my card.)

so that makes each box total out to be.84 cents a box... GREAT DEAL

6 Totino Pizza rolls reg price 1.99 on sale 4/5

-.35 MQ doubled =.55 each

(also had 1.00 that came off card from shortcut and cellfire. )

this made each box about .39

2 Dial handsoap reg price 1.63 on sale .88

-.35 MQ doubled =.18 each

1 speedstick deoderant (this was suppose to be on sale 2/3 but it rang up wrong, so Bryan is taking it back to get a scan guarantee) 3.69

-.75 MQ=2.94

6 cans manwich on sale 10/10 and 3 off if you buy 10

-.50/2 MQ doubled

-.30 off can for 3/10 sale

=.20 a can

4 banquet frozen meals on sale 10/10 (also part of the buy 10 get 3 deal, so we got these to fill up the 10 items)

-.30 for sale=.70 each

yoplait reg 2.38 on sale 2/4

-.50MQ coupon Doubled

=1.00 for a 6 pack (.16 a cup)

yoplait reg 2.49 on sale 2/4

-1.00 MQ coupon

=1.00 for 6 cups (.16 a cup)

(also got an additional 1.00 off my card from cellfire)

made it 1.00 for 12 cups of yogurt or about .08 a cup.. I can live with that, lol

3 packages of Cottonelle TP reg price .99

-.50 IPQ doubled

= Free

( I also got an additional .25 off with my cellfire coupons on my Kroger card)

final price was .25 profit for 3 packs of TP

total for everything


+3.32 tax



total saved was 49.96

70 % savings.

Not to bad!


Monday, February 2, 2009

Homemade Chicken and Dumplins

Casey over at Save a dime asked me to post my chicken and dumplin recipe, so here ya go.

Start out cooking either a whole fryer hen or a big package of leg and thigh quarters
after chicken is boiled, take out, remove meat from the bone and place back into your stock.
Add about 5-6 chicken bouillon cubes and a couple cans of broth, unless you have a really good hen that made a really yellow broth when you boiled it, if that happened, you will not need the broth, just the cubes. Put one stick of margarine in broth, salt and pepper to taste.

Now you are going to want to get you a few cups of that broth out for the dumplins.
Put about 4-5 cups of plain flour in a big bowl, about one serving spoon full of shortening, and then salt and pepper. Now mix this up with the broth until you get a smooth biscuit like dough.
Next you need to flour a counter top, and pour that dough mixture onto it. work the dough really well, until its a little more firm than biscuits, but not as firm as a pie crust would be.
Flour a rolling pin and roll that dough out as thin as you can get it, without putting holes in it. Take a pizza cutter or knife, and cut the dough up in small strips. About a inch wide and a inch thick.. give or take a little bit.

Make sure your broth is at a rolling boil, and then begin to drop the dumplins into the broth. Drop a few, stir, drop a few stir. Make sure to stir from the bottom as they will stick. After you get all the dumplins dropped, just cook a few minutes, making sure to keep them stirred good so they don't stick to the bottom of the pot, and then remove from heat, and they are done. Simple simple meal, and delicious.

Small hint to keep the mess down with the dough. I flour my cutting board, take a small amount of the dough and roll it out on it, make the dumplins out of that, and then repeat this until I have used all the dough up, that way you do not end up with a floury doughy mess all over your counter top and flour. Hope you enjoy!!

Cooking Dinner's the ole Fashioned way

Well, tonight for supper I had planned on making deer meat, mashed potato's homemade biscuits, and homemade gravy. I was getting ready to go peel my tators, and got to thinking.. Alot of women in todays generation has not ever learned how to cook from scratch.

I picked it up at an early age, cause my momma is a wonderful cook, and makes everything from scratch. Then when I married my husband, his granny, whom I have adopted as my own granny now, also is a wonderful cook, and a excellent baker.. She has taught me how to make all my desserts from scratch, everything from all sorts of homemade pies, all the way up to cakes from scratch. I can make anything you ask for, from scratch thanks to these two wonderful ladies in my life. Thats a trait I realize alot of women did not get growing up. So, why am I telling you all this?? Well, I want to pass along my cooking skills to anyone that would like to learn. Send me an email, and I can send you fail proof recipes for what ever it is you want to make.

My family rave and beg for my homemade dishes, because other than my mother, noone else in my family makes anything homemade, its all from scratch, and my momma even begs me for my chicken and dumplins, and my homemade desserts.

So I am off to my new kitchen to make my first pan of homemade biscuits and get the potato's peeled for tonights dinner.. If you decide you want to know more about homemade meals, meals that stick to your ribs and don't break the bank, shoot me an email at and I will be more than happy to assist you with your recipes for good wholesome food for might near nothing.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Coupon Preview

Mindi Over at Moms Need to Know gave this LINK on her blog to go get a general list of the coupons coming out this week. So here you guys go. Not that impressive to me, but then again, this is not for our area, so maybe we will get some better ones. Lets hope and pray!!!

These are from the Pittsburgh area
2/1:Dole Canned Fruits - $1.00 off any 3 (x4/25)
Colgate Total Advanced Whitening, Advanced Clean, or Advanced Fresh Toothpaste only (4oz+) - $1.00 off 1 (x2/21)
Colgate Toothpaste, any Adult or Children’s (4oz+) – 75 cents off 1 (x2/21)
Colgate 360 Sonic Power Toothbrush – $1.00 off any 1 (x2/21)
Colgate Kids or Adult’s Manual Toothbrush – 40 cents off 1 (x2/21)
Speed Stick 24/7 or Lady Speed Stick 24/7 (excludes 0.5oz product) – 75 cents off 1 (x2/21)Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick Antiperspirants/Deodorants – 75 cents off 2 (x2/21)
Softsoap brand Body Wash (excludes 2oz) – 75 cents off 1 (x2/21)
Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap – 35 cents off 1 (x2/21)
Irish Spring Body Wash, any 1 (excludes 2.5oz size) or any 2 Irish Spring Multi-Bar soap pakcs (3-pk+) – 50 cents off (x2/21)
Palmolive dish liquid, any – 25 cents off 1 (x2/21)
Palmolive Pure + Clear liquid dish soap 20oz – 75 cents off 1 (x2/21)
Sugardale 1lb Bacon or Ready Bacon – 55 cents off 1 (x3/15) DND-5
Zucol Coldcare - $2.00 off 1 box (x8/31) DND-5
Romano’s Macaroni Grill Restaurant Favorites Dinner Kit - $1.00 off 1 (x3/28)
Sargento Salad Finishers or Potato Finishers – 75 cents off 1 (x3/31)
Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-ups Fruit Stickerz Fruit Flavored Snacks – 50 cents off 1 (x3/28)Duncan Hines Brownies – 35 cents off 1 (x5/31)
(2)Rid-X Septic System Treatment product – 50 cents off 1 (x 3/29) and (x 4/26)
Lime-A-Way cleaner - $1.00 off 1 (x3/29)
Lindor Truffles item 5.1oz+ - $1.00 off 1 (good from 2/1 until 5/31)
Lindor Trufles Trio 1.27oz FREE wyb Lindor Truffles Trio 1.27oz – BOGO up to $1.50 (good from 2/1 until 5/31)
Cuties - $1.00 off 5lb box (x2/28)
Cuties – 55 cents off 3lb bag (x2/28)
Egg-land’s Best Eggs – 35 cents off any (x6/30)
Egg-Land’s Best Cage Free Dozen or Organic Dozen Eggs – 50 cents off 1 (x6/30)
Egg-Lands Best Hard-Cooked & Peeled Eggs – 35 cents off 1 (x6/30)
Cottonelle Ultra or Cottonelle Aloe & E Toilet Paper (4-pk+) – 50 cents off 1(x3/15)
Cottonelle Toilet Paper – (2) 4-pks or (1) 12-pk+ - 50 cents off (x3/15)
Cottonelle Fresh or Cottonelle for Kids Flushable Moist Wipes – 50 cents off 1 (x3/15)
Air Wick Scented Oil Warmer FREE wyb any Air Wick Scented Oil Refill fragrance – up to $3.19 (x3/15)
Air Wick Scented oil refills - $1.00 off any 2 (x3/15)
Air Wick I-Motion Starter Kit - $4.00 off any 1 (x3/15)
Citre’ Shine product, any full size - $1.00 off 1 (x5/01)
Citre’ Shine product, any 2 full size - $2.00 off 2 (x5/01)
Lysol Disinfectant Spray 12oz+ - $2.00 off 1 (x3/30)
Lysol To Go – 50 cents off 1 (x3/30)
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes - $1.00 off 2 (x3/30)
Mrs. Dash Seasoning Blends - $1.00 off 2 (x3/15)
Dannon 6oz Single Serve Yogurt Cups – 60 cents off 6 (x3/15)
Glade Scented Oil Candles Holder – BOGO up to $7.99 (x3/14)
Glade Scented Oil Candles refill pack - $1.00 off 1 (x3/14)
Glade 4oz Jar Candles or 2 in 1 Candles - $1.50 off 2 (x3/14)
Rachael Ray Ntruish dog food 6lb+ - $2.00 off 1 bag (x5/31)
Rachael Ray Isaboo Treats - $1.00 off any 1 bag (x5/31)
Healthy Ones packaged lunchmeat, deli presliced, or 1lb deli meat – 75 cents off 1 (x4/30)Sucrets product - $1.50 off any 1 (x6/01)
Glade Fabric & Air Odor Eliminator – BOGO up to $4.29 (x3/14)
Kozy Shack Ready Grains product - $1.00 off 1 (x4/30) DND-5

RedPlum 2/1:

K-Y brand Yours+Mine or Intrigue product (E-T-S) - $5.00 off 1 (x6/30)
K-Y brand product (E-T-S) - $2.00 off 1 (x6/30)
Suave Body Wash – 75 cents off 2 (x2/28)
Suave Body Wash - $1.50 off 3 (x2/28)
Breeze2 10-test discs or Contour Test Strips - $20.00 off (valid only towards patient’s health plan co-pay)(patient must sign the coupon too) (x11/30)
Breeze2 or Contour Meter by Bayer - $30.00 off (x11/30)
Bayer Aspirin 24ct + - $1.00 off 1 (x3/31)
Milk-Bone Dog Snacks – BOGO up to $4.99 (x4/01)
Gatorade or G2 Powder Packs - $1.00 off 1 box (x4/30)
L’Oreal HIP Eye or Lip product - $2.00 off 1 (x4/26)
L’Oreal Colour Riche or Any L’Oreal Lip Product - $1.00 off 1 (x4/26)
L’Oreal Infalliable Face Product, or any L’Oreal Makeup, Powder, Blush or Concealer - $2.00 off 1 (x4/26)
L’Oreal Preference or Dream Blonde - $3.00 off 1 (x4/26)
L’Oreal EverPure Shampoo, Conditioner, or Treatment - $2.00 off 1 (x4/26)
L’Oreal RevitaLift product - $1.00 off 1 (x4/26)L’Oreal Moisturizer or Treatment - $1.00 off 1 (x4/26)
L’oreal Skincare Products - $3.00 off 2 (x4/26)
Marzetti Dressings - $1.00 off 2 (x4/30)Scotch-Brite Ultra NailSaver Absorbant Scrub Sponge, Scrub Sponge, or Scour Pad products - $1.00 off 2 (x3/31)
M&M’s Premiums Chocolate Candies - $1.00 off 1 (x3/31)
Quaker Simple Harvest All Natural Multigrain Chewy Granola Bars - $1.00 off 1 box (x3/31)Kellogg’s Fruit Flavored Snacks - $1.00 off 2 (x3/29)
Nature’s Bounty Product - $1.00 off 1 (x3/15)
Robitussin product - $1.00 off 1 (x5/31)
Smucker’s Jams, Jellies, Preserves, or Fruit Spread products - $1.00 off 3 (x5/01)
Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough - $1.00 off 1 (x3/01)
Smart Balance Buttery Spreads - $1.00 off 2 (x4/30)
Smart Balance Peanut Butter - $1.00 off 1 (x4/30)
Smart Balance Cooking Oil or Pan Spray - $1.00 off 1 (x4/30)
Smart Balance Popcorn - $1.00 off 2 (x4/30)
Smart Balance 50/50 Butter Blend - $1.00 off 1 (x4/30)
Sparkle Paper Towels, 2-Giant Roll pack+ - $1.00 off 1 (x3/02)

Kroger deals and steals starting on 2/1/2009

Wow guys, Krogers are having some totally awesome deals this week that I found.
You can go HERE to look at the weekly ads yourself, but heres the deals I found.

Totino's Pizza Rolls on sale 4/5
-.35 cent coupon (doubled at my store)
=.55 a box OOP

Dial Hand Soaps on sale .88 each
-.35 cent coupon doubled
=.18 cents OOP

General Meals Cereals on sale 1.67 each
-.50 off Multi grain Cheerios doubled
-1.00 off three
.75 off IP coupon for Multi Grain Cheerios.
This would make it
.67 each for first option
4.01 for three boxes (1.34 per box)
.92 a box for the IP one

Yoplait Yogurts on sale 2/4
-.50 yoplait kids yogurt coupon (doubled)
-1.00 off Yoplus coupon
=1.00 each OOP

Speed Stick Deoderant on sale 2/3
-.75 off coupon
= .75 each OOP

Hillshire Farms lunch meats on sale 10/10
-.65 off 2 coupons
=.68 cents each pack OOP

They are also having a buy 10 get 3 off instantly sale. Heres what I found in it.

Manwich on sale 1.00 each
buy 10 get an addition .30 off making it .70 each
-.50 off 2 coupon
.20 a can OOP

Banquet Frozen meals on sale 1.00
buy 10 get an additional 3.00 off instantly making them .70 each
no coupons, but this is a good deal.

Okay so this is the great deals I found this week. Have you found anything awesome?? Well leave me a comment and let me know about it. Thanks

Friday, January 30, 2009

Please keep my husband in your prayers

We got a call last night that my husband's father had passed away last Friday, and we just found out. My husband had not seen him in over five years, and its been about that long since he spoke to him, so my husband is having a terrible time dealing with this sudden news right now. Just please if you have time, take a minute and pray for my husband and his family as they are all hurting terribly right now. RIP Mike.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

To all my Scott County Friends

I wanted to let all you guys know about the great sale on banana's at Helenwood Foods right now. They have them up front on a cart, and they are .50 for a big bunch. They are already ripe, so you will have to bake bread with them, or let the kiddos and hubby eat them up fast, but for .50 cents a bunch, I will be baking some homemade banana nut bread. Here is a recipe I use for some very yummy bread.

Ingredients needed

2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup applesauce
1 1/4 cups mashed bananas
1 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray one 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray coating.
In a large bowl, blend together the eggs, buttermilk, applesauce, and bananas. Sift together the SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener, flour, baking soda, and salt; mix into banana mixture. Stir in pecans. Spread batter into prepared pan.
Bake 1 hour, or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

This is my "sugar free" recipe I use off the splenda website , if your trying to watch you weight, or have someone in your family who is a diabetic, this site is a life saver. We are a family who loves sweets, and I bake alot of stuff from scratch, but I make everything I bake with splenda. Hope you enjoy this, I sure do!!