CVS deals!

Cvs So I have this new addiction (aside from the Twizzlers) and it has to do with CVS. I have been getting all kinds of free products by using my CVS card to earn Extracare Bucks (ECB's) and have been paying very little to no money out of my pocket!

For instance, this week at CVS, if you have an Extracare card, you can get the following items absolutely free:

  • Sierra Mist 2 liter BOGO (limit 4) May 25 and 26 only
    Use Sierra Mist BOGO coupon(s) - makes these free!
  • Revlon Nail Enamel $3.99 (25th &26th) 3.99-5.99 rest of week (limit 3)
    Revlon $2/1 5/18 SS coupons make these free after ECB's!
  • Excedrin 24 ct $1.99
    $2/1 Parade Magazine 04-20-08 paper - makes this free!

There are weekly deals and monthly deals, so you can get freebies galore! I think I currently have all the toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving cream, etc. that I will need for the rest of the year by doing the May freebie deals at CVS.

So if you would like to learn more about catching the CVS freebie/deal addiction, check out this site: HotCouponWorld

Great deal - free photo package from Walgreens!

Saturday is the last day so hurry up and order yours! This package includes 1 - 8x10 print, 2 - 5x7s, and 4 - 4x6's. You must go to and upload your picture that you wish to have printed for the package (all prints must be the same photograph) then you can choose which store to pick them up at.

1. Sign in to
2. Review your cart and add a Family Value Pack. Don't choose the individual photos, make sure you choose the "Family Value Pack".
3. Enter coupon code VALENTINE and then check out.
4. Pick up your FREE Family Value Pack at any Walgreens store!

Valid Saturday only! (2/9/08)


Sorry for my lack of updates!

I have been so busy lately, but I wanted to pop in and give some updates about me and my family.  :) Matthew had all four of his wisdom teeth taken out on Saturday, so he has been in a lot of pain for the last couple of days. Today is the first day of school that he has missed this school year, and he won't be going tomorrow, either. Luckily next week is Spring Break for the kids, so he will be able to heal. No trumpet for him for the next two weeks.

I remember having my wisdom teeth removed a few years ago. I never got any wisdom teeth in until I was 27 and oddly enough, I only had two! Both teeth on the left side of my mouth - one on top and one on bottom. The surgeon said it was very strange that I didn't have any on the other side, and they even did extra x-rays just to be sure. So at least I only had half the pain, but I would gladly endure childbirth all three times before ever going through the pain of having wisdom teeth removed again. That was terrible, but I am a complete wimp when it comes to pain.

I received a wonderful box of American Crafts goodies! Here are a few of my favorite items from the shipment:


These felt letter stickers are awesome! Here is my favorite sheet of new patterned paper:


And these ribbons are pretty cool, too:


I also got a box of new CherryArte! I am in love with the "Alien Invasion" paper - it looks like Space Invaders, and of course the Retro lover in me thought that was the coolest ever!  :) Here it is:

Ca113smThe color scheme is awesome. There were many others that I loved too, so just check out all the new releases if you haven't done so already. Can't wait to dig into their new stuff!

I am finalizing my projects for the Canada Crop for Kids event in October. I finished up another project for BHG last week and have a few other surprise things that I have been working on, so I will share more with you when I am able!

Before I go, I will share yet another deal with you for free prints! You know how I love those free photo deals! CVS is offering 30 free prints, just click here! Order your prints and pick them up at your local CVS store in just a few hours. Offer is good for existing CVS photo members as well as new members, so go get those free pictures!

Tons more free photo prints!!

Get 50 free prints for new customers plus save $5 off a $5 order - while code still works - HURRY!! I was able to save $5 off of my prints order.
Enter this coupon code during checkout:  CAFEB07

New customers receive 100 free prints at Winkflash!
Enter coupon code: VP32WE54  during checkout!
Shipping not included; one per household

Get 20 free prints for new customers! Follow the link below to get yours!

Get 25 free 4" x 6" photo prints for new customers!
Follow this link to get 30 free prints!

Create a free 11" x 14" poster PLUS get 20 free digital camera prints!

Random things going on around here!

Domonique_meetFirst, I am so proud of Domonique. Yesterday was her first cross country meet in Frisco and her school took first place! I was worried that her asthma might act up - and - it did about halfway through the 3 mile event; however she said that she just kept going and breathing deeply and then everything was fine. The weather was absolutely beautiful! It was around 72 degrees after school when the meet started, and after having a bit of cold weather the last few weeks, the warm weather was very welcome. Then today it was 42 out and drabby gray! Ah well, we certainly enjoyed the gorgeous sunshine yesterday while it lasted!

Domonique wants to try out for cheerleading in May at her middle school, so we are enrolling her at a gymnastics training center here in Dallas so that she can work on back handsprings, tucks, and other stuff for cheerleading. She is pretty excited about starting next week.

I just took some tuxedo brownies out of the oven for Alex to take to his school's silent auction tomorrow night. They smell really good and I wish I could eat one! Yes, I am up baking brownies at 3 AM! LOL! Seems like all my creative energy comes to me very late (or early, depending upon how you look at it!) and that is when I get the most projects finished.

Many of you have e-mailed me and asked me where I find some of my good deals that I post here. Finding bargains has always been a hobby of mine, and I actually have an e-zine that I send out periodically with great deals, freebies, bargains, etc. so if you would like to join (it's free, of course!) you may sign up here: Oustanding Deals list

Ok, I am off to bed!

Another great photo deal for you!

Snapfish, 20 FREE prints, 12c prints

After you complete your first upload, you'll receive a credit for one 11x14 poster and 20 free, 4x6 prints. You can use your free prints at one time or save them to create several different orders. Your free poster and free prints expire 60 days after your first upload. After using your free print credits, 4x6 prints are only 12¢ every day, and as low as 10¢ with pre-paid plans! Promotion ends 2/28/2007. New customers only.

Now go get those free photos! The 11 x 14 would make a great Valentine's Day gift for grandparents, etc.

Jump on this deal in a hurry!

Wink Flash is offering 100 FREE 4x6 prints! There is a 99 cent flat rate shipping charge. Use code: *CA59WT43 when checking out. Offer valid for new customers!

I just ordered my 100 prints! Go get yours!

Also - if you like free prints, you can get 30 FREE 4x6 prints from Photoworks, plus an additional 25 free prints if you sign up today! Just click here and get your free prints now!

A neat keepsake for your scrapbook!

Here is a cool thing to put in your scrapbook(s)! The White House will send out personal greetings signed by President Bush and Laura for the following events. Even if you are not a Bush fan, it is still a neat keepsake to receive. I did this a while back when Alex was born and the card came within a month or so.

A baby birth card will be sent within a year of the birth. Please make your request after the baby is born.

A birthday card will be sent to individuals celebrating their 80th (or greater) birthday. Please make your request at least 6 weeks in advance of the birthday.

A wedding card will be sent to couples after the event. Please make your request after the wedding.

An anniversary card will be sent to couples who are celebrating their 50th (or greater) wedding anniversary. Please make your request at least 6 weeks in advance of the anniversary.

Here are the restrictions:

U.S. CITIZENS. The White House will send greetings only to United States citizens for special occasions as outlined below.

NUMBER OF REQUESTS LIMITED. The number of requests you can submit per day is limited. Institutional requests for multiple greetings must be submitted by fax or mail on official letterhead with the required information listed above.

WHEN TO EXPECT YOUR GREETING. For birthdays and anniversaries, greetings will be mailed from the White House approximately 14 days prior to the event. Wedding and baby's birth greetings will be sent after the event.

So go get yours!  :)

I love Clark Color prints!

I guess I lied.

I really do have one resolution that I made, thanks to my dear friend Melody Ross at Chatterbox. Last February, when all the Chatterbox designers went to the Chatterbox retreat in Idaho, Melody really inspired me with her discussion about digital pictures. Many of us who are strictly digital (myself included) can probably identify with this, but she really hit home with me. She spoke about how it doesn't do us any good to have all these archives of photos sitting on our hard drive unless we get prints of them so that our kids can look through them. Now don't get me wrong, I realize that some of you may be superwomen and can scrap all of your photos, therefore eliminating the need to just have prints made, but I am not a fast scrapbooker, so I have literally thousands of digital images sitting on my hard drive, with no way for my family to really view them. So Melody inspired me to resolve to get prints of my images (even all the less than stellar ones!) and put them into simple acid-free photo albums so that I can leave them out for my kids to look through whenever they want to.

ClarkcolorThat being said, Clark Color online had a great sale last week on digital prints (and they send great sale offers periodically to their customers!) so I took advantage of the deal. I had several hundred photos printed (just of Christmas and New Year's alone!) and they came in yesterday. The quality of the prints is outstanding! I knew it was worth it when my kiddos came into my office and saw the stack of photos; immediately asking me if they could look at them! I saw smiles on their faces as they remembered the events from the photos. Priceless to me, to say the least!

So get some digital prints made and don't keep those pictures stashed away on your hard drive! To get you started, try Clark Color! Click here to register - New customers get 20 free prints! Shipping was fast and inexpensive, plus my photos came carefully enclosed in a sturdy box mailer to keep them safe during transit.

Thank you, Melody! You have changed my life in so many ways!