Saturday, November 29, 2008

Too Excited!

While I know that I have friends in the North Pole regions that will be laughing at me, I am so excited. Can not go to sleep actually!

Tonight...we will get our snow!

Still up in the air (hahahaha...little weather man humor for you) over how much, but it sounds like enough for a snowman! Niki's kit will be making his debut.

Checking back tomorrow with Thanksgiving at the Pulliams, Christmas trimmings at the little white house, and our first snow pictures of the season.

Happy Dreams...and please do not rain (yikes...rain...I mean snow) on my parade by telling me that you got 27 inches. :P (yes...that means you Lisa and Dawn)
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Lover...Your Beloved Needs You.

I was driving through the country this morning. All alone as Brian had the kids in the car in front of me. I was kind of having a little bit of a pity party for myself. Feeling alone. Struggling with the lack of close comfortable friends, the lack of babies that should have made their way into our earthly family, and the lack of a husband who is gone insane hours most weeks. Just feeling sorry for myself.

So, I turned on the radio. The song "You've been a bad, bad boy" popped on. LOL. Was God telling me something, possibly. But, I turned the knob from Brian's oldies station, to my Christian station. Ahh....Sweetness filled my car. The soft piano starting beating out the notes to, "I will lift my eyes." We sang this song on Sunday. And while the entire lyrics are just wonderful, there is a certian few phrases that have touched my soul, and caused me to realize that I have a Lover. Even if "I" feel the lack of earthly companionship, my Lover holds me close to Him...and I should snuggle in. As this song played, I looked out on the fields, and saw the sun peeking through the trees, hitting the frost on the ground in a magical light show. I felt near Him. I felt un- alone. I felt ashamed for ever feeling so, and for not first offering praise before my plea for companionship.

"I will lift my eyes to the Healer
of the hurt I hold inside"

"Cause You are and You were and You will be forever
the Lover I need to save me
'Cause You fashioned the earth and You hold it together, God
so hold me now"

"God, my God, I cry out
Your beloved needs You now
God, be near calm my fear and take my doubt
Your kindness is what pulls me up
Your love is all that draws me in"

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Praise Him

Remember what our purpose in life is??? Can you put it into to one word? Try this word: GLORIFY. or...Try this one: PRAISE. many of us are doing either one? Seriously. I was extremely convicted last week during worship service. We read a Psalm together, don't know which one since that was 1.5 weeks ago, but it talked about the need that God's creation has to Praise Him. And the desire that God has to hear that praise. I don't know why, but it really struck something in my heart. I was standing there singing and praising at that moment. And I remember thinking at that moment, "God must love to hear His loved ones sing words of PRAISE to Him." I mean, don't we all love to be complimented? God loves it even more. He is a jealous God...who loves when HIS children LOVE HIM. That sends chills up my spine just typing it. God is pleased for us to Praise Him, and angry when we ignore His Goodness.

Today, I was jumping in the car to drop some things off in the mail. I hear the bells of the church down the street tolling. They were pounding out, "Praise God from Whom all blessings flow." At first, my heart was warmed by it. And I thought, yes, Praise God! Then, my heart turned to the guys walking into the bar down the street...I could see them from where the car was parked. They could hardly stand upright as they entered in to get more to drink. My heart was sickened. I thought, here this doxology is ringing out into our town, and these people have no desire to offer anything of themselves to their Creator. I was mad. And then convicted yet again. I am no better than they. In fact, I wonder if at times I am worse. I am a believer. I KNOW better. To him that knoweth to do good...and doeth it HIM IT IS SIN. I know my purpose in life. I am to Praise and Glorify. I do both miserably each day.

But, I am determined to be better. I want to shine with His glory. I want my mouth to speak His praises. I want to shout Thanksgivings...and it be all about Him. Because it should be.
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Monday, November 24, 2008

It's Coming...


On Monday...go figure. I must be really sick or something...or just prepared? Hmmmm.

I am working on it, and going to throw in my favorite BLACK FRIDAY deals too!!! Yipppppeee!

Be back later!

Back---And here it is:


Daisy Sour Cream 16 oz. GDA .25 ea.

SALE: 4/$5
MQ: .50 11/16 SS

Seriously, that is all that I saw thaw wooo hooo exciting there this week. They are holding off for their Black Friday sale! :)


Mineral Power Liquid Foundation MONEY MAKER
SALE: 8.99
MQ: 2.00/1 9/21 insert or 3.00/1 10/26 insert
ECB: 8.99

Crest SpinBrush .99
SALE: 4.99


ECB: 2.00

Right Guard Professional Strength .99
ECB: 7.00

Complete Multi- Purpose Solution Money Maker
SALE: 8.99
MQ: 1.00/1 10/26 insert or there is a printable for 2.00/1 HERE
ECB: 8.99

MQ: $1/1 Peelie There is a peelie on most of the little cans of Altoids at Walgreens!

Scotch 3M packing tape, GDA .99 for 2 rolls
SALE: 2.99/2
MQ: $1/1 11/23 insert


5 Hr. energy drink 2 pk. = $3.99 Get $3.99 ECB ( Limit 1 )

Aussie shampoo, conditioner, or styler = $2.99 Get $2.99 ECB ( Limit 2 )
10/12 PG Aussie product $1 off

Bic Soliel single razor w/2 cartidges & shower holder = $5.99 Get $5.99 ECB ( Limit 2 )
11/2 SS Bic Razor $3 off

Colgate total toothpaste = $2.99 Get $2.99 ECB ( Limit 2 )
11/02 SS $1/1 Colgate Total Advanced, Any 4 Oz.+ = $1.00 MM
Colgate Total Advanced, Any 4 Oz.+ $1.50/1
Welcome to Colgate-Palmolive: oral care, personal care, household care, fabric care and pet nutrition. = $1.50 MM

CoverGirl Smoothers liquid makeup = $7.99 Get $7.99 ECB ( Limit 1 )
10/12 PG $1 off any covergirl
11/2 PG $1 off any covergirl

CoverGirl Smoothers pressed powder = $5.99 Get $5.99 ECB ( Limit 1 )
10/12 PG $1 off any covergirl
11/2 PG $1 off any covergirl

Garnier Nutritioniste cleansing towelette 25ct = $5.99 Get $5.99 ECB ( Limit 1 )
11/9 RP Garnier Nutritioniste Cleanser $1 off

Gatorade G2 20oz = $1.49 Get $1.49 ECB ( Limit 3 )

Hershey King size bars = $1 Get $1 ECB ( Limit 1 )

Johnsons Soft Lotion = = $5.69 Get $5.69 ECB ( Limit 1 )
11/2 RP Johnsons Baby Product $1 off
IP for $1 off Melt Away Stress or any Johnson's Body Product

L’Oreal Colour Juice sheer lipgloss = $6.99 Get $6.99 ECB ( Limit 2 )
IP for $1 off any L'Oreal product
Register, go through one of the diagnostic surveys, at the end you should be able to get the coupon.
11-02-08 RP ~ $1/1 Exp. 1/25/2009

Magnovox Universal Remote or Philips headphones = $6.99 Get $6.99 ECB ( Limit 2 )

Maybelline Mineral Powder or Liquid Foundation $8.99 Get $8.99 ECB ( Limit 1 )
9/21 RP Maybelline Foundation $2 off
10/26 RP Maybelline Foundation $3 off

Sally Hansen maximum growth plus nourishing nail color = $3.79 Get $3.79 ECB ( Limit 1 )
mq$1 off sally hanson nail treatment, color or lip (beauty book exp 12/31/08)
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008


(hěr'ĭ-tĭj) n.
  1. Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

Today, we had a little lesson in Heritage. I love these lessons. They make my kids listen in a way that no other lesson does! There hearts are open to hear just one little peep from a world gone by. They can't wait to hear someone's name mentioned that they might know. They both smile happily as Mommy passes on a tradition to one more generation. And they know that they are required to pass it down as well.

Today....we made Goop.

Goop is a heritage passed on from my Grandpa. I remember my mom telling me stories of him as she whipped up this divine creation, on cold winter days. I can remember the smell of the goop as we sat on the floor in the Hendricks Dr kitchen, not-so-patiently waiting for our yummy lunch. I can almost taste it ( I just ate some, that is why I can STILL taste It is a Heritage moment. A moment and memory that will be passed on to my kids. 4 generations of Goop lovers. And Abbie and Isaac ARE goop lovers.

Oh---and Goop is a simple recipe of Peanut Butter, Syrup, and Butter. The syrup makes the peanut butter all gooey. Thus---goop.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Do You See What I See???

Says the Momma Shaw to the little girl...
Do You see what I see?
On the porch, to the little girl...
Do You See What I See?

It's Snow...It's snow
Glimmering so bright
It is fluffy, cold, and white
It is fluffy, cold, and white.

Yes...There was snow in Attica last night! Sweetness. Made a great end to a somewhat discouraging day. Brian left for work, and called me to the door. There was my beautiful gift from God, laying so peaceful and miraculously on our porch. Beauty. There was the awesome quietness in the air, that only comes when it snows. Lovely. And of course, I had to call Abbie out to have her come and spy with me. hehehehehe. At 11 at night. Perhaps that is why she is so crabby today?

Thank you Lord for blessing our Earth with something so peaceful and full of beauty. When we so do not deserve either!!!!

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Monday Matchups on Tuesday...

So the tradition begins. Just call it what it is. Awesome. Monday on Tuesday. Everyone wants to put it off one day anyway, right?

Here are some deals that I will run this week:


Del Monte canned veggies, GDA 0.25 ea
SALE: 6/3
MQ: 1.00/4 Valassis 11/16

Argo corn starch/baking poder, GDA 0.39
SALE: 1.29
MQ: 0.45 10-05-08 SS

Progresso Broth – 32 oz. GDA 0.66 ea.
SALE: 3/$5 = 1.66 ea
MQ: 1/1—11/16-08—SS

Ragu Pasta Sauce – GDA 0.83 ea.
SALE: 3/$4 = 1.33 ea
MQ: .50/2—11/16/08 – RP

Kroger---for the next few days, I will still be running the same deals as 2 weeks ago! lol...Gotta love a sale that just keeps going. :)


L'oreal Age Perfect Pro Calcium Free
SALE: 15.99
ECB: 15.99

Zantrex --free
SALE: 4.99
ECB: 4.99

5 ECB WYB $10 Glade - PlugIns Refill Twin pack($3.99), Glass scents candle (2/$5), and Scented Oil Refill ($2.99)
Glade Jar Candle or 2 in 1 Candle 1.50/2 11/2/08
Glade Glass Scents Decorative Air Freshener, any B1G1F up to $3.49 10/12/08
Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Holden FREE up to $8.99 wyb PlugIns Scented Oil Refill 11/2/08
Glade Scented Oil Candles Refill Pack, any B2G1F up to $3.49 11/2/08

15 ECB WYB $20 Duracell - AA, AAA 8 pk, C, D 4 pk, 9V 2 pk (5.99) Limit 3
MFQ- .75/1 11/16 insert
AND There is a tear pad on the battery stand for a CVS coupon of $5/2 Duracell. This makes free batteries!!!

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Friday, November 14, 2008

An Abbie Funny...

Oh my...what a girl I have.

Abbie and Isaac have all sorts of ideas about a new baby coming to our house. They desperately want a sibling, that honestly, may never happen. Occasionally, Abbie comes to me and asks if we will have a baby by "this" time next year.

So, today, she came up with her latest! Too Funny. Abs was clipping coupons (yes, I have taught her well). She comes running in, telling me that she found something to buy that would help me be pregnant!!! My mind was reeling thinking about what coupon she might have just found. Is your mind thinking crazy things now???

Much to my surprise, she brought in a coupon for Dove body bars. LOL! When I further investigated her little discovery, she showed me a picture under the coupon that showed a lady with a little bit of a belly. She put 2 and 2 together...and viola, you have a coupon for an item that will help you get pregnant! Oh, and since the bars were blue and pink, she thought that meant that you could buy the pink ones to have a girl. Seriously, were do they come up with these things?

On the way home tonight, Brian tried to explain how babies were made. Something about seeds, and that mommy and daddy's both have seeds in us...and Daddy has to give Mommy a seed. Then God touches it and it grows into a baby. Abbie told Brian that he needed to share his seed so that we could have a baby...and Isaac asked how many seeds it took. Then self declared that it took "bout 5 or 6 I think mom." I am picturing the delight that they will have when they swallow an apple seed or tangerine seed. I can already see them happily coming to tell me that they have seeds in them and they will have babies.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Katie...

I have this sweet little niece. She is the joy of all. Brightens the room when she walks in. She loves just about everyone (much unlike her older siblings at this age), and she happily smiles answering "mmm hmm" to anything you ask her. Including, "Would you like some Soy Sauce?" "mmmm hmmm", is her dainty response. Yesterday, Katie turned 2.

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Monday Matchups---

So, I am late. As usual. lol. Maybe I should start calling it Tuesdays Totally Terrific Transactions??? Nope---too long. lol. So, here are a few. I am sure that there are plenty out there, but I am working on some other things, so couponing has gotten slower for me this week.

Oh---and I thought I would give you a little guide here.

GDA=Good Deal Alert
MQ=Manufacturers Coupon
IP= Internet Printable.
And if there is a date behind a coupon, that is to tell you when the coupon came out.


Progresso Soup GDA---VERY CHEAP!

SALE: $1.33ea (6/$8)
MQ: Printable here for $1.10/1: Print Your Coupon

Chex Mix FREE
Sale: 5/$5
MQ: $.50/1 11-09-08
MQ: Printable here for .60/1 Chex Mix

Lysol GDA
SALE: 1/2 off (1.24-1.62)
MQ: 50/1 11/2/08

Basically the same deals as last week, the sale is a continued, with some more goodies added. Just not really coupon goodies. This sale starts on Thursday. If you would like to see a preveiw of it, click here: Payless/Kroger preview if for some reason it asks you for a zipcode, type in 49091.


Can I say CHOCOLATE?????

So, the deal that I am most excited about is the Hershey's Buy$20 in chocolate, get $10 back. I don't need it, but it is exciting to this chocolate lover none the less.

Also...on a much less exciting note...

Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Cond. or styler Free
SALE: 2.99
MQ: 1.00/1 --I don't remember the date on it
ECB: 2.00 limit 1

Palmolive 11 oz Free
SALE: 1.49
MQ: 1.00/2 10/26/08
ECB: 1.00 Limit 5

Listerine Cool Agent Blue Tinting Rinse 500 ml .49 ---I personally think this is fun for all ages :P
SALE: 3.99
MQ: .50/1 but don't know what week it was
ECB: 3.00

Glaceau Smart Water 1 Liter--Free---Make sure you buy the 1 liter!!!
SALE: 1.59
ECB: 1.59 Limit 1


Betty Crocker Frosting , GDA .45
SALE: $0.99
MQ: $0.55/1 Coupon link here: Coupons from Betty Crocker

Libby's Pumpkin, GDA 2/.98
SALE: $0.99
MQ: $1/2 IP Print Your Coupon

Clabber Girl Corn Starch and Baking Powder,FREE
SALE: 2/1.00
MQ: 1.00/2 11/9
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

And with this....

My Blog will have had 10,000 visitors. lol. Ok, So I am a statistics nut.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

What is that I hear????

Do I hear the sound of the Good Deal Alert Buzzer going off????? YES! I DO!

Borrowing from Hotcouponworld, I am going to use their format and or matchups for some of the Meijer. Save some time. lol.

Kraft Singles 12 oz, GDA $1.00
SALE: 2/$4.00 ($2.00)
MQ: Kraft singles 12 oz. or larger $0.50/1 11-02 SS 12-06 X2

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits, GDA 2/$.98
SALE: $.99 X2
MQ: Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands Biscuits or Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits any 2 $0.50/2 Rolling Printable
Mealbox Q:
Catalina: 2.00 off your next order when you buy 4! THIS is either a money maker or free biscuits! Yippppeee!

Kellogg's Pop Tarts 8 Ct, GDA $.83
SALE: 3/$4.00 - ($1.34)
MQ: Kellogg's Pop Tarts 8 Ct + $1.00/2 10-12-08 RP

Purex Liquid Fabric Softener 128 oz, GDA $1.49
SALE: $2.49
MQ: Purex Liquid Fabric Softener, Any - $1.00/1 09-28-08

Betty Crocker Mashed or Specialty Potatoes 4.5-7.2 oz, GDA $.20
SALE: $1.00
MQ: Betty Crocker Box Potatoes, Any $0.40/1 Printable Rolling X2


Betty Crocker Mashed or Specialty Potatoes 4.5-7.2 oz, GDA $.30
SALE: $1.00
MQ: Betty Crocker Potatoes Pouch Or Box, Any Excluding Potato Buds $0.35/1 10-05-08

Trident single pack, GDA $.24
SALE: $.79
MQ: Trident, Trident White, Trident Splash, Trident Xtra Care, Or Trident Fusion Gum, Any Single Pack Or Any Bottle Of Trident White Gum $0.55/1 09-21-08

Betty Crocker Helpers, GDA 3/$2.00
SALE: 5/$5.00 - ($1.00) X3
MQ: Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, Or Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Mix, Any - $1.00/3 10-05-08

Campbell’s Gravy, GDA 3/$.80
SALE: 5/$3.00 - ($.60) X3
MQ: Campbell's Gravy, Any Beef, Chicken Or Turkey - $1.00/3 10-12-08

Kroger (sale starts 11/6/2008)

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, GDA .50 or 1.00
SALE: 1.50 wyb any 10 of the products listed
Pillbury Toaster Strudel Pastries, Any 1.00/1 or Pillsbury Toaster Streudel 1.00/1 or
Pillsbury Toaster Strudel -1.00/2 09-07-08 insert

Scotch Brite Mini Lint Roller, Free or Overage!!!!
SALE: .50 wyb any 10 of the products listed
Scotch Lint Product, Any $1.00/1 10/5/2008 insert

Carnation Evaporated Milk, Free!!!
SALE: .50 wyb any 10 of the products listed
Carnation Evaporated Milk, 11-02-08 $0.50/2

Betty Crocker Mashed or Specialty Potatoes 4.5-7.2 oz, GDA $.20
SALE: $1.00 wyb 10 items
MQ: Betty Crocker Box Potatoes, Any $0.40/1 Printable Rolling X2


Betty Crocker Mashed or Specialty Potatoes 4.5-7.2 oz, GDA $.30
SALE: $1.00 wyb 10 itmes listed
MQ: Betty Crocker Potatoes Pouch Or Box, Any Excluding Potato Buds $0.35/1 10-05-08

Dial Liquid Hand Soap, GDA $.40
SALE: $1.00 wyb 10 items listed
Dial Liquid Hand Soap, Any - 10-05-08 $0.30/1

Stayfree Maxipads, GDA 2/$2.00
SALE: $2.00 wyb 10 participating items
Stayfree Product - 09-28-08 RP $2.00/2

Superpretzel, GDA 2/$2.00
SALE: $1.50 wyb 10 participating items
Superpretzel Product, 09-28-08 $1.00/2

Activia Yogurt, GDA .50
SALE: $1.50 wyb 10 participating items
Dannon Activia Or Activia Light, 09-21-08 $1.00/1

If I find any to die for deals on CVS or Walgreens this week, I will be sure to let you know! Or, you could always let me know too! :) Oh, and I have the Carnation coupons if you need them! Let me know. Happy Savings...
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Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Trick Or Treat

Here is the Dorothy Costume that I made in about 45 minutes. Topped off with red spray painted shoes. hehehehe
They dressed up for this years Harvest Party at church. Abbie was Queen Esther and Isaac was David, with a sling shot. lol
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