Monday, August 1, 2011

getting the hang of it

Today was a great day of savings and I'm sharing it with you.  :)

My 1st stop was at CVS, I was able to get 2 full size Tresemme products for....$1.50!!

I was able to get these 3 items for $5.49.  :)

Then it was over to Walgreens, where I got the best extreme couponing deal, so far!!  :D
Would you believe I got 3 pantene products and a candy bar for....wait for it.....$0.20!!!!  :O

Yep, $0.20, I still can't believe it, I was SO excited!!  :D
This is everything I bought from Walgreens and it only cost me $11.91!!  :)


Thursday, July 21, 2011

I am sooooo excited, this is my 1st 'extreme' couponing deals!!  :D

I was able to get 8 tubes of toothpaste for.....drum roll, please.....

$4.00!!!!!  :O

Plus, to make it even better, I got $6 worth of coupons to use on my next transaction!!!!!

Woo Hoo!!!  :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

extreme couponing?

While in Missouri, we had no way to get local stations on our tv, so we signed up for direct tv.

You'll never guess what one of the 1st shows I recorded and started watching....yup, you guessed it...Extreme Couponing!!!  :)

All I can say is WOW!!!  I was shocked at how the people were able to get cart loads of groceries for free or really close to it!!  :O

I was hooked and in May of this year, I officially started couponing...not just using a coupon here or there, but actually clipping multiple coupons and organizing them into my new double binder.  ;)

I have been doing it now, for 2 months and am still learning, but have saved lots of $$ and am getting more confidant at what I'm doing.  I do not claim to be and am no where near being an 'extreme' couponer, but I would say I am deffinetely addicted to couponing, lol!!

So, I am hoping to share with you some of the best deals that I make and give you a little of my own cou'poe'ning advice.  ;D

Monday, March 28, 2011

I'm amazed at how you try to get on and blog and WHAM

the kids are hungry
then you go to get the mail and find that the package was ripped open and some of your mail is gone!!!  :O
a few phone calls later...
then it's naptime and they don't want to go down
now hubby will be home soon, and guess what??  no blog post written!!  :/

Guess I'll try again tomorrow, lol.  ;)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Making Herbs Simple winners

Well, since I could give away up to 5 DVD's and only 3 people entered, they automatically win!!  :)
Congrats Heather, Nicole and Sherri!!  :D

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Making Herbs SIMPLE vol 1 *Review & Giveaway* ~ CLOSED

I LOVED watching the Making Herbs Simple dvd, even though I already knew how to make the tinctures and poultices, watching it gives you a renewed want to get up and make some tinctures!! :)

I picked up a few new things about herbs that I will be using for myself and kiddos. Every summer, we get sugar ants that like to come into our house, unwelcomed!! In the past I have tried finding their home and drowning them with boiling water, but can't find where they are coming from!! Next I heard of laying cheyenne pepper where they come in. I wanted them out of my house, so I laid it on thick, inside and out, but that didn't stop them, they just found a different way to get in, aaugh!! From the dvd, I learned that dried peppermint is an ant deterrant!! You can bet that I will be laying dried pepperment wherever they're getting in. :)

This next one is one that I am probably going to end up using a lot this spring, while we're here in Missouri. A plantain tincture, made with apple cider vinegar, is great for insect bites!! Since there's a lot of spiders and other bugs here, I am convinced I'm going to need to make some to have on hand, just in case any of us get bit!!

All my close friends and family know that this next one is a HUGE need right now!! My lil guy who's 5 months old, has decided that sleep isn't that important and that mommy and daddy aren't going to get any either!! A chamomile tincture, best made with food grade glycerine for lil kiddos, helps you relax and sleep!! :D We deffinetely need to make some so that we can get our lil guy to sleep!!

I am very hands on and loved seeing the actual herbs in the wild and watching how they prepared the herbs and how they use them in poultices. There is a BIG difference in how much information you retain and how it makes you want to get up and start using herbs when you watch someone show you, compared to just reading it in a book. Even my 3 yr old watched the dvd with me, twice!! :D

We got a food dehydrator last year and I am hoping to dry some fruits and try my hand at drying herbs, too. It's the same concept as drying it in your oven, but a lot easier.

The Companion Guidebook is great to have on hand, it gives you all of the herb info thats on the dvd and also has great pictures!! Mine will be going in the car, so I can use it if I happen to find some herbs while we're out in the wild.

I hope to instill the love of herbs to my kids and that they will learn how to identify and use herbs. :)

Now for the BEST part...Bulk Herb Store is gracious enough to let me giveaway 5 dvd's!! :D

Be sure I have a way to get your email address so I can tell you that you won! If I don't have an easy way to get it (in your comment, google profile, etc) I will automatically choose a new winner. A new winner will also automatically be chosen if any of the entries are not followed specifically (such as doing the mandatory entry). Also leave a SEPARATE comment for each additional entry that you do! One comment = one entry! Open to the US only and 18 years or older.

Mandatory Entry
This must be done in order for any other entry to count
Follow Me on Facebook
Additional Entries
1 Entry ~ Follow me through Google Friend Connect

1 Entry **Daily** Follow Me and @bulkherbstore on Twitter and Tweet.
Be sure to leave me the link! You may copy/paste the following:
Win one of five Making Herbs Simple vol 1 dvd's! @poek4 Ends 3/18 Pls RT! #giveaway

1 Entry ~ Follow Bulk Herb Store's YouTube channel, they have a lot of great short videos to watch.

1 Entry Each ~ 'Like' Bulk Herb Store, and Shoshanna on Facebook

1 Entry ~ Blog about this and be sure to link back to this post and leave me the URL to the post.

3 Entries ~ Buy something from the Bulk Herb Store and let me know what you got. They have some great tasting teas!! :)

1 Extra Entry ~ Have you ever used herbs to cure an ailment or made your own tincture?
Tell me about it.  :)

This Giveaway will end 3/18/11 at 11:59 p.m. EST

I will choose the winners via and contact them via email and post them on this blog. They have 48 hours to claim their win before a new winner is chosen.

Good Luck!!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Thinking Positive

Wow, February FLEW by, or is it just because I'm severely sleep deprived!?! ;)

Well, today is the last day of Mami's & Papi's February "LOVE" & Happiness Challenge. Even though I didn't write much here, I was constantly reminding myself every day to think positive. I will admit there were times that I told myself, 'I don't care, I don't want to be positive right now'. That's ok, because I realized I can feel that way, but to get over it and move on. :)

I would like to thank Mami's & Papi's for everything they do, for us their customers, and also those of us who consider them a friend. I have been able to come to them with my night time cloth diaper delema and they have been there to give me suggestions. If it weren't for them, I never would have met a wonderful mommy who is helping me figure out how to solve my heavy wetting lil boys night time leakings. Thank you Ashley, you have been a great help and friend. :D

I would like to say that this month has had a lot of ups and downs for me, but I have also grown in a way that, if it weren't for Mami's & Papi's challenge, I wouldn't have taken on my own. Thank You Mami & Papi!!!! :D

Positive thinking, you haven't seen the last of me!!! ;)