Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bath and Body Groupon - Half Off

Get $20 of product for $10 thru Groupon today. GO HERE to read all the details. Thanks, Couponing to Disney, again. You rock!


Jimmy Kimmel announced a Redbox code on his show. Use the code MOVIENIGHT 'til midnight tonight (1/27) and get a FREE rental.

Thanks, Couponing to Disney, for this heads up!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


We are trying NetFlix on the FREE 1 month trial promotion. I really think that we are going to like it. The plan is to cancel our cable in 30 days if we want to stick with NetFlix instead. This will save us 50% on our cable bill monthly.

Anyone out there have it? What are your thoughts?

Saturday, January 22, 2011


This week we, at our home, have been making a lot of choices. Choices NOT to spend money. Choices to go to the library instead of the Redbox rental kiosk. Choices to play games together. Choices to GIVE AWAY clothing that we no longer need. Choices to eat from our pantry. Choices to make some long overdue phone calls. Choices to rest. Choices to make it homemade. Choices to cuddle. Choices to be thankful. Choices to trust that God's promises are true.

Life is surely all about choices, isn't it? What motivates your choices?

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. - James 1:17

Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
- I Cor. 4:2

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.
Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. - Luke 12:6-7

Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.” - Mark 12: 41-44

Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning, new mercies I see. All I have needed, Thy Hand hath provided. Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me. - Thomas Chisholm

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


My mother-in-law bought this Disney kitchen for our daughter's birthday. She only paid $15.00 for it and it retails for $60! I'm sure our little princess will be very excited!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Frisch's Valentines Coupons: 7 Kids Meals for $1

Since a new Frisch's Big Boy just opened up in Heath, I thought some of you may be interested in this offer. You can purchase 7 Valentines for $1 and each card contains a coupon for 1 free kids meal. GO HERE for all the details and a pic of the cute cards. This would make a great deal if you plan on eating out with a large family any time soon.

Thanks, Stockpiling Moms, for this info.

For My Military Friends

How would you like to go to Sea World, Busch Gardens, or Sesame Place for FREE this year? GO HERE to read all the details on the Here's to the Heroes Program. Thanks, Couponing to Disney, for finding this amazing offer!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I know, I know, you don't need anymore toys in your house right? I really don't either.

BUT, how about using those 75% off toys for:

- Easter baskets

- Your kids birthdays

- Rainy days (think craft stuff)

- Gifts for friends birthday parties

- Donations for Toys for Tots programs

- Tooth Fairy treats

- Donations for school art teachers (think crafts again)

- Grade card rewards

I'm telling you, in the long run, it is WELL worth the trip!

(I can't take a picture of my haul today because my kids know how to access my blog...but it included: a Toy Story game, a Barbie mermaid doll, a Silvermist fairy doll with accessories, a Rapunzel birthday brush and mirror set, a new bath rug for .97, a Toy Story action figure two pack with bonus flashlight - all for under $20 total!)

(Our son also used his allowance/tooth money to buy the Toy Story 3 Dr Porkchop Spaceship that retailed for 49.99 for 12.48!) :)

Walmart gives away Egg Beaters Tomorrow!

GO HERE to read how to get a FREE coupon from WalMart for a carton of Egg Beaters. Thanks, Couponing to Disney, for this heads-up!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Isn't it Ironic?

Don't ya think?

We have 20 two liters of soda from a CVS deal, yet we ran out of toilet paper, completely.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2 KIDS FREE at Newport Aquarium with Adult Admission

GO HERE to read the details on this fantastic offer. Our family has visited the Newport Aquarium twice and is looking forward to a return trip!

Thanks, Cincinnati Cents!

Super Bowl Snacks

Wanting to make THESE! YUM-O!
Thanks, Hoosier Homemade, for this idea. We will definitely be trying it here!

Friday, January 7, 2011

May be worth a trip to Columbus...

Go HERE to see how you can get a FREE tote at Babies R Us and get an ADDITIONAL 40% off any clothing you can fit into it (up to 4T).

Thanks, Thrifty and Thriving, for this deal!

Target Toy Clearance

Toys are already marked down at our Target. On Wednesday, most toys were at 30%, but some were at 50%. I like to wait for the big 75% off sale. If you see something you really want at 50%, you had better grab it though! Next week out Target should start 75% markdowns. Our store historically does these on Thursdays. So keep an eye out and keep posted here for updates!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January's Meal Plan

1: Packed lunches and ate at COSI; leftovers for dinner
2: Chipolte (Thanks cousin Pam for this gift card for Christmas!)

3: PORK: Cheesy Corn Chowder with Ham; Wheat Rolls
4: Leftovers for me; Chef Boyardee for the kids (Mark teaches)
5: Crescent Roll Hot Dogs; Cheese Puffs; Sliced Fresh Fruit
6: Homemade Pizzas (Pep and Banana Pepper); Salad; Brownies
7: Pancakes; Turkey Bacon
8: BEEF: Spaghetti; Meatballs; Garlic Bread; Salad
9: BEEF: Roast Beef; Potatoes; Carrots and Onions
10: BEEF: Mexican Hamburger Helper; Green Beans
11: Leftovers for me; Mac and Cheese for the kids (Mark teaches)
12: BEEF: Sloppy Joes; Corn; Chips
13: Tuna Melts; Salad; Fruit
14: MEATLESS - Homemade Potato Soup; Fresh Baked Bread
15: PORK: Paula Deen's Hammy Mac; Peas; Pudding
16: CHICKEN: Crockpot Chicken; Stove Top; Frozen Veggies
17: BEEF: Idaho Tacos (Baked potatoes with taco meat, corn, salsa, cheese, ranch)
18: Leftovers for me; Campbells soup with peanut butter for the kids (Mark teaches)
19: Pepperoni Pizza Bake; Breadsticks
20: MEATLESS: Spinach Fritatta; Toast with Jam; Fresh Fruit
21: BEEF: Tator Tot Casserole; Applesauce
22: Turkey Smoked Sausage; Potatoes; Green Beans
23: BEEF: BBQ Beef Sandwiches; Mac and Cheese; Cole Slaw
24: PORK: Crockpot Pork Chops; Rice; Broccoli
25: MEATLESS: Vegetarian Chili; Cornbread Muffins
26: Leftovers for all!
27: BEEF: Taco Ring; Chips and Salsa
29: BEEF: Meatloaf; Au Gratin Potatoes; Green Bean Casserole
30: BEEF: Tacos; Black Beans; Spanish Rice
31: MEATLESS: Cheese Ravioli; Garlic Bread; Caesar Salad

What will you be having this month? We are trying to get a good dent in the freezer with our beef. Our freezer is still full, plus we have more beef stored at my in-laws house. Because of so much red meat, I made a goal of adding extra meatless meals this month. This will also save on the budget.

Breakfasts for the month include: cereal, oatmeal, nutra grain bars, eggs, bagels, english muffins, toaster strudel, blueberry muffins, yogurt, bananas/oranges, and one doughnut day.

Lunches include
: leftovers, lunchmeat/peanut butter sandwiches, ramen noodles, canned soups, grilled cheese, and possibly egg salad. We have plenty of apples, canned fruit, and snacks to get us through the month as well.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Coming Soon...

Tomorrow you will be able to see my entire meal plan for January. Its a good one so stay tuned.

Make Money on Electrasol

GO HERE to see how you can MAKE MONEY on dishwasher tablets at Walgreens this week, but, please leave a box or two for me, will ya? :)

Thanks, Thrify and Thriving for this great deal!

Are You Being Honest?

REALLY enjoyed THIS POST by the fabulous Queen of Free. Her and her family have paid off over $75K of debt since 4/08 and are reaching their goals! I am both challenged and inspired by her story. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Here's to a great 2011 ~ helping each other love, learn, laugh, and (spend) less!

Thanks for following A Hope-Filled Home. May your home and your year be blessed.