Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Healthy Eating & New Meal Plan

Well after using for about a week now I've been able to grasp what I'm missing in my nutrition. This has allowed me to create a new meal plan. It may seem odd to the majority but we are heavily lacking calories and some important Vitamins! So this meal plan has been created for us.. Healthy High Calorie Foods!

7:00 Breakfast:
-Smoothies & Starches (hash browns, Toast, Biscuits)
-Yogurt & Granola & Fruit

It appears I'm ridiculously low on vitamins A,C,D and Iron.
The milk should cover vitamins A&D I will track my progress to confirm..
Vitamin C Supplement 1000mg (1 Daily)
Iron Supplement 10-20mg (1 daily- 18mg recommended daily)

9:30 Morning Snack:
-Milk (2 cups whole)

-Celery & Peanut Butter
-Peanut Butter Crackers
-Apple Slices & Nuts (Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews)

12:00 Lunch:
-1 Soda or Fruit Juice

Wraps (Spinach/White Tortillas)
    -Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef, Tuna etc
    -Mayo, Honey Mustard, Ranch etc
    -Romaine, Spinach, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers etc
W/ Potato Salad, Baked Chips

2:30 Snack
(Same as Morning Snack -Milk)

5:00 Dinner:
Beverage of choice (milk, juice, water)
-Chicken, Fish, Beef, Pork (I love pork but we try to keep it minimal)
-Potatoes, Rice, Sweet Potatoes, Squash, Zucchini, Eggplant
-Green Beans, Broccoli, Sugar Snap Peas, Mixed Veggies

7:00 &9:00 Nighttime Snacks:
-Ice Cream
-Sweet & Salty Trail Mix
-Or any snacks from above

I will start this hopefully on Monday once my grocery trip has been fulfilled!
If anyone has any input on iron supplements please feel free to comment!
And you can sign up and track your own nutrition! It's free and user friendly!!

Friday, August 10, 2012


Mega Swagbucks Friday!!
Don't miss out!!

Search & Win

So there are some botique sites that take advantage of being botiques and offer sky high prices..
Not this site!!
They offer the cutest stuff and at affordable prices!!
You must register to see the deals!
But no worries.. it's free!!!

$20.00                      $15.00                      

    $10.00                     $8.00          

Sign up now to get your free card reader and app!!
Great for the small business owner!!

Pay Anywhere

Fall is coming!!!
and so is dry skin lol.

Now I know that we are wayyy past the whole mail thing but you know I still enjoy getting prizes in mailbox!
It's nice to get something besides bills in the mail lol.

Here are some of the parties currently being offered:

Well this is super cool!!
I may do this myself! Everyone loves free name brand stuff!
I just found this so I'm still checking it out but it looks like you can everything from Barbie to Ziploc and a HUGE amount of things!!
What a great reason to host a party!!!
(You can also sign up for House Lab and get rewarded for your opinion!)

Head & Shoulders Shampoo and Conditioner
Get a sample of Head and Shoulders!
You must register or be a member of p&g
(free to register & worth it!!)

If you haven't yet be sure to register for this little freebie!!
You can request one every 3 months!!
I can't wait! I can't request again until October!
But this is loaded with lots of coupons!
(p&g will also send you occasional coupons in the mail and in your inbox!)

What coupons are in the paper this Sunday?

8-12 Smartsource coupon preview

Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!
(/X) after coupon = expiration date
() before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes
DND5 = coupon states Do Not Double, but barcode starts w/a 5

Smartsource coupon insert
Air Wick Save $1/1 Freshmatic Ultra refill excludes free item packs (9/9)
Air Wick Save $2/1 Freshmatic starter kit excludes free item packs (9/9)
Barilla Save $1/1 microwaveable meal (10/6)
Barilla Save $1/1 microwaveable meal (11/3)
Biore Buy any pore strip, get cleanser free up to Save $7 (9/30/120
Buddig Save $.75/4 original 2oz packages (11/30)
Cheer Save $2/1 detergent (9/30) ETS
Clairol Save $2/1 Nice ‘n Easy or Natural Instincts (9/30) ETS
Clairol Save $3/1 Natural Instincts or Nice ‘n Easy non-permanent hair color products (9/30)
Claritin Save $2/1 Children’s Syrup 4oz (9/9)
Claritin Save $3/1 Children’s Chewables 20ct+ (9/9)
Claritin Save $3/1 Children’s syrup 4oz (8/19)
Colgate Save $.40/1 adult or kids toothbrush excluding Plus and Extra Clean (9/1)
Colgate Save $.75/1 Max Fresh, Total, Optic White or Sensitive toothpaste 4oz+ (9/1)
Cottonelle Save $.50/2 flushable moist wipes (9/23) ETS
Cottonelle Save $.50/2 toilet paper 4pks or Save $.50/1 toilet paper 9pk+ (9/23)
Daisy Save $.45/1 cottage cheese (10/6)
Dannon Save $.50/3 Oikos 5.3oz cups or Save $.50/1 Oikos multipack (9/30)
Depend Save $1/1 Guards for Men (9/22)
Depend Save $1/1 product (9/22)
Depend Save $1/1 Real Fit or Silhouette product (9/22)
Era Save $.50/1 detergent (9/30)
Frigo Save $.55/1 Cheese Heads 10oz+ (10/31)
Gain Save $.40/1 detergent or fabric softener (9/30) ETS
Gain Save $1/2 detergents or fabric softeners (9/30) ETS
Huggies Save $.50/1 baby wipes 56ct+ (9/8)
Huggies Save $1.50/1 diapers (9/8)
Huggies Save $1.50/1 Little Movers, Little Snugglers or Overnites diapers (9/8)
Irish Spring Save $.50/1 multi-bar pack 3pk+ or body wash excluding 2.5oz size (9/1)
Ken’s Save $1/1 16oz dressing (9/30)
Kleenex Save $.50/3 boxes 50ct+ or Save $.50/1 bundle pack (9/23) ETS
Kleenex Save $1/2 hand towels (9/30)
Kotex Save $1.50/2 Natural Balance pads (9/22)
Kotex Save $1/1 U product (9/22) ETS
Kotex Save $1/2 Natural Balance liners 33ct+ (9/22)
Kotex Save $1/2 Natural Balance tampons (9/22)
Lance Save $.55/1 Cracker Home Pack 8ct+ (9/30)
Lance Save $.75/1 Cracker Creations (9/30)
Method Save $.75/1 Mickey or Minnie hand wash (12/31)
Method Save $1/1 cleaning spray (12/31)

8-12 RedPlum Coupon Preview

Date: August 7th, 2012

8-12 RedPlum Coupon Preview
Sunday coupon preview
Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!
(x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes

RedPlum Coupon Preview
Beringer Wine Save $1/1 750ml or 1.5l bottle dnd Valid in CA or NV (9/9)
Chateau St. Jean Wine Save $1/1 750ml bottle dnd Valid in CA or NV (9/9)
Covergirl Save $1/1 face product (9/30) ETS
Covergirl Save $5/2 LashBlast mascaras (9/30) ETS
Garnier Save $2/1 moisturizer (11/12)
Gillette Save $1/1 disposable razor (9/30) ETS
Gillette Save $4/1 Fusion ProGlide razor (9/30) ETS
Good’n Natural Free bar up to Save $1.29 (9/15)
L’Oreal Save $.25/1 Vive Pro shampoo or conditioner (10/7)
L’Oreal Save $.75/1 Studio Line styling product (10/7)
L’Oreal Save $1/1 Colour Riche nail product (10/7)
L’Oreal Save $1/1 haircolor product (10/7)
L’Oreal Save $1/1 Paris lip product (10/7)
L’Oreal Save $3/1 Elnett 100oz hairspray (10/7) ETS
L’Oreal Save $4/2 haircolor products (10/7)
Nivea Save $1/1 hand or body lotion 1.7-13.5floz (9/9)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


So I know my blog has been a bit stark lately, but I've been busy researching and working!
New things to look forward to:
Gobs of Mommy resources
More Work at Home Information
Financial Discussions
And lots more money saving deals!
-I am also preparing to become a .com!!
So everyone enjoy your Wednesday!
More updates to come later!

So here are some more ways to make a little bit of extra cash..
Earn some extra cash!!
This definitely isn't a "get rich quick" kind of thing but.. extra cash is always good.
Fill out surveys, do some tasks.. every little bit helps!
(Get $5 just for signing up!)
-You can redeem via check, paypal or direct deposit after earning $25

Free Money at FusionCash!

Swagbucks is another great way to earn some extra stuff!!
I'm finding new ways everyday to earn more points!
Use your points for gift cards etc!!
If surveys and watching tv isn't your thing then download the toolbar and do searches..
I earned 29 swagbucks yesterday on ONE search!
(Note that points vary and are not awarded EVERY time you search)

Search & Win
(Read about the Swagbucks Superstars here!)

And last but not least Cash Crate
Another good point/cash site!
(Surveys, offers, tasks, etc)
-Redeem cash after earning $20
Get Paid To Do Free Offers!

I am a member of all 3 of these sites!
They won't get you rich fast but you can make a little something on the side..
I recommend opening a special email account for these seeing as you will most likely get some spam..
I absolutely HATE spam so I use OtherInbox to keep it OUT of my regular email and so far I'm super impressed!
(So far= about 3-4 months now)
I rarely (if ever) receive spam anymore, it goes straight to the spam folder, which is fabulous because I get upwards of 1,000 spam messages a day between surveys, offers and coupons but I never have to see them :)
If you do get a message in your inbox you don't wish to see ever again move it to the "Unsubscribe" folder and OtherInbox will do the process for you!!
I can't tell you how great it is to not have to deal with unsubscribing from each email individually it's absolutely amazing!!
Now, back to business-
Remember these kind of things take time and patience! If you stick with it you can do fairly well in a months time..
Think about if you only earn $10/day, that's still an extra $300/month!!
That's a month's grocery bill for us!!
(The higher paying offers may require a purchase, but as an example, if you get $10 just for trying the product and all you have to pay is the $1.95 S&H you're still making $8.05 and receiving a free product.. just make sure it's something you would use or are interested in.. but honestly you can earn money without ever paying a cent!)

I'm still preparing for a rather large update!
The next update will include an extensive researched amount of mom resources
so don't miss out!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday Savings

Well I finished clipping coupons and checking out this weeks deals so far and..
Target has a great deal on Bounce Bars (which I love btw).

Buy 2 Bounce Bars (6 month) $8.00 each = $16.00
Get a free $5.00 Target Gift Card!

I usually don't go for the gift card deals, but this one was worth sharing!
$16.00 is pretty reasonable for a year's supply... That's under $1.50/month.
If you live in one of the areas that got the Target insert on 6/29 you can save another $1.00!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy August!

Good Morning!!

Well the way I grocery shop has changed forever thanks to this site!

I came across this in an email 2 days before grocery day
 and I had the best grocery trip ever!
I shop Target, Winn Dixie, and Walmart and this site let's me browse the deals and print a complete list! You can even add things that aren't in the sales! The absolute best thing is that it gives me a total price based on my list! I can't brag about this enough... Having a complete detailed list was absolutely amazing and I was able to easily match up my coupons! I got everything that I needed according to my meal plan and stayed on budget!!
I will try to post my savings breakdown later this afternoon!
Hope everyone has a fabulous day!!

August means new coupons!!
WOW! I am impressed with this time around!
Some really great ones I'm printing mine today to make sure I don't miss out!!
Be sure to check Pillsbury before printing the Pillsbury coupons usually has them for $0.10 more ;) 

Pretty in Pink under $9.00
NB Floral Print Dress With PantyNB Floral Dress with Polka Dot TrimNB Polka Dot Dress
Find them here

-I try to remember to play the instant win game daily..
It only takes a few seconds and you can't win if you don't play!

You can also enter DAILY to win $50,000, a grand prize, 3rd, 2nd, & 1st prize.
(Play games & print coupons & find recipes too!)

Tyson has these new little sandwiches and bowls!!
And a coupon!!!

My VintageModMom Post
Some new things from ModCloth!

      New Arrivals - Never Say Neigh DressNew Arrivals - Teacher Comforts DressNew Arrivals - Classic Stunner Dress in HorizonNew Arrivals - Errand Go Bragh Dress