Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Spring and The Baby Birds

So I love Spring.

Flowers are blooming, the grass is getting green,

the leaves on the tree's are coming out of their buds,

birds making nests for their baby chickadee's.

So a month ago I seen a bird fly out of the tongue of

our fifthwheel trailer. Then a few days later I started noticing

that she would fly away when going to the mailbox or

getting into the car in the driveway.

I looked inside the tongue but couldn't find any nest so I just

thought she was using it to perch onto. Well this scernio continued

all week. One night at dinner I told Scott about what I had seen

all week long. So later on he got a flashlight and went out to investigate

to see if their was indeed a nest in the tongue. He came back with the

news I wasn't prepared for.........

"She has a nest built up inside the shell of the trailer"

So I went out to check it out for myself. There it was....... a big nest inside

the undercarriage of the trailer.....with baby birdies chirping away.

Noting that this could become a problem if we decided to

take our trailer out camping,

what would happen if we took off with the nest inside with the babies

and the mother bird wasn't inside, so we decided that we wouldn't take the trailer out until they were gone and to leave her and the baby

birds alone so they wouldn't go further into the trailer.

So tonight after Scott got home from work, he walked out to the tongue of

the trailer and couldn't hear any birds chirping, so he looked inside and

couldn't see any birds either. So after dinner we went out to check again

and still no birds, so we decided while we had the chance we pulled down the skin of

the trailer and he pulled out the nest with a metal rod.

This is what we ended up with.

4 individual nests and more

The hole into the trailer (the size of my thumb)

We determined that they have been making

nests in our trailer for a few years (our trailer is 5 yrs old).

There was lots of pine needles to lead us to believe that

a few nests were built in Idaho at our place where we leave

our trailer throughout the summer.

Scott took some caulking and went all around the hole and

the seams to make sure that there won't be any more

birds trying to make the trailer their home.

To discover that we had a nest of baby birds inside our trailer

was such a surprise but to discover how many nests were inside and what

we pulled out was even more of a surprise.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

It figures.....

So this last week has been one of those weeks that you're glad it will be over not to soon. The weather has been great here, warm and sunny. I've been waiting all to long to welcome this warm weather and plant some flowers in my flower gardens. I had half of a big flower garden weeded out (the weeds took it over last year) but still working on the rest here and there when I can. I got the flower garden by my deck almost done (needs a couple more plants that I usually plant but no one in town carries them this year) and one tree circle pretty finished (needs some bark). I am making progress but its been hard because........

the DRUM ROLL PLEASE~~~~ I've caught a cold and feel like crap. It all started with allergies but I think my precious loving grandson gave me what he's been fighting for a month
now also.

I was fine all day Tuesday and around 10:00 pm I started getting a sore throat, then started getting all stuffy. You know how stuffy it gets when you can't breath through your nose so you start breathing through your mouth....which makes the sore throat hurt worse. So eventually I feel asleep...TILL 1:30 I woke up with the most painful sore throat I have ever had. It hurt to swallow so bad that tears came out of my eyes. I even thought about taking a pain pill to make it feel less painful. I eventually got out the ice cream out of the freezer and slowly ate a spoonful bite after bite, which helped temporarily. I found some cough drops in the medicine cabinet and that helped a bit also.

Since then I have gotten the croup cough which means your head is full as well as your chest with that green stuff we hate. Of course your tired but you keep going because you always have stuff that needs to be taken care of.

So I my kitchen counter looks like a cold section out of a pharmacy. Cough drops, cough medicine with chest congestion reliever, sore throat spray, kleenex's, vick's vapor rub, NyQuil (I don't know what I would do without you), and vitamin C. The fridge is stocked with orange juice and the freezer with ice cream.

My homemade remedy that I still use to help sooth my sore throat come from my childhood. My grandmother would always make it for me when I was sick and it always seemed to help.
You heat up a glass of pure orange juice (no Sunny D) and add 2 tablespoons of honey. It soothes your throat but also opens your nasal passages so you can breath for awhile anyway.

I even went Wednesday to the Dr. The strep throat culture came back negative and apparently I hadn't been sick long enough to get treated with antibotic's yet. It's a cold and just needs to run its course....give me a break....I already had a mild fever and green stuff meaning I have infection. My daughter and grandson was put on antibotic's but I guess you have to be on your death bed or close to it to get antibotic's.
I know the Dr.'s don't want to over prescribe antibotic's but when you open your eyes in the morning to see and their glued shut from the green stuff oozing out I think its time to give them some antibotics so I don't get phenomia.

It seems ironic, I went to the dr. to get some medicine to get a hold of it before it gets to bad but the Dr.'s want you to wait it out till your really bad and then they'll treat you...

So it is beautiful and sunny outside and I am inside with my box of kleenex's and cough drops to keep my company.........IT FIGURES!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

June 13th Grocery Deals

So I tried to make it to the grocery stores today

instead of making a last minute dash to catch this

weeks deals on Tuesday when the ad's run out.

It was nice to have more time to shop

and be organize.

At Smith's they have their Ronzoni 10/10, $1.00 coupons SS ? so they were free.

The Quick Cook was also 10/10 but I had .55 cent coupons which

made them .45 cents a box.

The Pepsi is the big DEAL of the Day!

They have a 20 pk of Pepsi (and other flavors) for $3.99, minus

$1.00 coupon (peelie's off of boxes at Walmart)

off per box, making them $2.99 a box for thats

almost like $1.50 per cold pack except its a 20 pk instead of a 24 pk.

At Walmart.....

Tidy Cat $1.77 with $1.00 coupon makes them .77 a bag.

Carefree : Free coupon from RP ? (try to fill in date later)

Wisk: Walmart has their Colorsafe Bleach for $5.00 a bottle on clearance,

with the $2.00 coupon RP? makes it $3.00 for the 52 use bottle GREAT DEAL!

Reach dental floss: $1.00 Coupon out of SS ?, .88 at Walmart

Wilkinson razor: $1.00 coupon from Coupon.com, .97 cents at Walmart

UP2U Gum: $1.00 coupon, $1.28 at Walmart making them .28 a pk

Nivea Happy Sensation Lotion: Let me tell you these are few and in between

they are always gone when I go to pick some up but TODAY I FOUND THEM!!

$3.00 coupon from RP ?, $5.00 at Walmart making them $2.00 a bottle

All: Priced matched..Smith's has them on sale for $2.99, with the $1.00

coupon makes them $1.99 a bottle..

Smart Water: $1.00 at Walmart, .75 coupon, makes them .25 each.

So the other day Kimberly found this at the Dollar Tree,

normally they sale for $3.29 on Amazon. So I picked me

up a few use. So that is a savings of $2.29 a bottle.

Saturday I did pick up a few items.

The Speed Stick's coupon was going to expire

the next day and they actually had some (been out

for awhile also) so I picked up some for .25 cents each.

2 Zyrtec: $5.97 at Walmart, used the $4.00 coupon making them $1.97 each.

4 Huggie Wipes 64 ct: $ 1.97 at Walmart, used the .50 cent coupons

that was expiring that day. Also with buying these I can enter

the codes for the Cars 2 game for prizes.

I'll try to come back and fill in the dates for the coupons if I

remember. It's late and I am getting a sore throat so I am

heading to bed.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Good Day for Shopping

So I made my trip to Walmart to get the last of this

weeks deals before they expired tonight.

So I found a few clearance items that was a good surprise.

Ocean Spray was 50 cents, so with the $1.00 coupon that

came with the freebie makes them a money maker.

Ronzoni Garden Delight $1.00, with the $1.00 coupon
from Ronzoni (which you get to print 2 of them) makes them FREE!

So I tried my hand at trying to be a extreme couponer today.
This is what I got:

23 1 Liter bottles of Smart Water:
23 x $1.00= $23.00, minus 23 .75 coupons (teartags) = $5.75
SAVINGS OF: $17.25

8 Jars of Nalley's Hamburger pickles:
8 x $1.62 =$12.96, minus 8 $1.25 coupons (RP 5-22-11) =$2.96

10 Bar S Hot Dogs:
10 x .88 = $8.80,
Priced Matched @ .69 cents
minus 10 2/$1.00 coupons (RP 5-22-11) = $1.90
These will come in handy for my grandson's
Mickey Mouse Birthday party, the theme is Hot Diggity Dog....

3 Scrubbling Bubbles:
3 x $3.97 = $11.91, minus 3 $3.00 coupons (SS 5-11-11) = $2.91

Beginning Balance: $56.67

Total Spent: $14.52

These are some of my other buys.

All: Priced matched $2.99 - $1.00 coupon = $1.99
Garden Delight: Clearanced $1.00 - $1.00 coupon = FREE
Beggin Strips $2.76 - BOGO coupon = $1.33 each
Pert: .97 Walmart - $1.00 coupon = .03 money maker
IHOP: $2.87 Walmart - $1.00 = $1.87
Paula Deen Chocolate Sauce: Clearanced $1.00 (was $3.98 each)

So it was a good day for Shopping


So I've been meaning to tell you about my latest find. It is

Tropicana Light Berry Blend. It is on sale at Walmart for

$1.00 each. I looked at the tag and it said 5-11-11 and usually

Walmarts marked downs go for 30 days so I think they will expire soon.

They taste great, usually light drinks lack flavor or have a weird taste.

For 8 oz it is only 10 Calories!!! Yeah you heard right... 10

You could drink the carton and it would only be 80 calories

and 16 grams of sugar. Compare it to a can of Pepsi which

happens to my favorite soda of 130 calories.

They come in different flavors light or regular.

This is my own opinion you'll have to taste it for

yourself. I think you'll be surprised at the great taste.


So on my way home from a hard day of grocery shopping.

Yes it can be stressful ....looking for great deals, pushing the

heavy cart around, etc...

I decided to treat myself ......

so I stopped at McDonalds

and got me a Strawberry Lemonade.

Of course I used one of my FREE coupons (smile).

Mummmm it was good!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Oakdell eggs

My trip to Cosco is alway a game of:

Try to get out of the store without spending $100.00 or more.

As much as I try....I try to not spend very much but

I find a few bargains that I can't resist. It's a double

sided sword about Cosco, I'd love one in town it would

help to buy a few things here and there

but then I would probably spend more than I already do.

So a find was Oakdell Large Eggs $4.99 for 5 dozen, that is

.99 cents a dozen. Usually the local grocery stores haven't

had eggs on sell much so I snatched these up. They also

had 2 gallons of white Vinegar for $3.35. I use it mostly in

my dishwasher since they eliminated the phosphate in the

dishwashing detergent. Since I started adding it my dishes

have come out clean as before. So its a cheap remedy for dirty

dishes that were suppose to be clean.

They also started selling wheat tortillas that actually

are soft and tasty.

Hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed the sun shine

while it lasted.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

3 Coupon inserts Sunday 6/05 Smart Source, Red Plum and P&G

This week we will be getting 3 coupon inserts the Smart Source, P&G and the Red Plum Listed below are the coupons that could be in this Sundays inserts. Please note that these coupons vary by area and by paper….larger cities tend to get more coupons Or they will be for different dollar value. But this list gives you and idea of what will be in most areas.

SmartSource 6/05
-$1 off A.1. steak sauce or marinade, 10 oz +, SS 6/05
-.75/1 Ban solid deodorant, SS 6/05
-.40/1 Ban dedorant, 1.5 oz +, SS 6/05
-.50/2 Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad mix, SS 6/05
-$3 off Bic Comfort3 Advance razor 4 pk or Hybrid Advance razor, SS 6/05
-$1 off Campbell’s V8 vegetable juice, 46 oz +, SS 6/05
-$1/2 Campbell’s V8 Splash, 45 oz +, SS 6/05
-$2/2 Campbell’s V8 vegetable juice, 46 oz +, SS 6/05
-$2 off Chicago Cutlery single knife, SS 6/05
-.75/1 Colgate Adult or Kids manual toothbrush, excl Plus or Extra Clean, SS 6/05
-.75/1 Colgate toothpaste, 4 oz +, SS 6/05
-$1 off Dannon Dan-o-nino dairy snacks, 6 or 12 pk, SS 6/05
-$1 off Dannon Danimals, SS 6/05
-Free Duncan Hines Premium Cake or Brownie mix wyb (2) Duncan Hines products, SS 6/05
-$2/2 Efferdent product, SS 6/05
-$5 off Emery cat board, excl refill, SS 6/05
-.75/1 Excedrin product, 20 ct +, SS 6/05
-$1.50 off Excedrin product, 80 ct +, SS 6/05
-.75/1 French’s Dijon mustard, SS 6/05
-$2 off John Frieda product, SS 6/05
-$3 off John Frieda Precision Foam Colour, SS 6/05
-$1 off Mentos gum bottle, 50 ct +, SS 6/05
-$1 off Mentos UP2U gum, single pk, SS 6/05
-$1/3 Mentos gum, 15 ct +, SS 6/05
-.55/1 Nexcare product, SS 6/05
-$1 off Old El Paso Tortilla Stuffers micro meal, SS 6/05
-.75/1 Red Baron singles, SS 6/05
-$1 off Resolve In-Wash stain remover, SS 6/05
-.50/1 Resolve laundry pre-treat, SS 6/05
-$2 off Seattle’s Best iced latte, 4 pk, SS 6/05
-$1 off Seattle’s Best single coffee can, 9.5 oz, SS 6/05
-$1.50 off Tully’s coffee, 12 oz, SS 6/05
-$2/2 Tully’s K-cups, SS 6/05
-$1.50 off Welch’s Fruit Snacks, 40 ct, SS 6/05
-$1/2 Welch’s Fruit Snacks or Fruit ‘n Yogurt snacks, 3, 10, 24 or 40 ct, SS 6/05
-.75/1 Yoplait frozen smoothie, SS 6/05

Procter & Gamble 6/05
-.50/1 Always pads, clean or feminine cleansing cloths, PG 6/05
-.50/1 Always pantyliners, 30 ct +, PG 6/05
-$1 off Always Inifinity, 14 ct +, PG 6/05
-$1 off Bounty napkins, PG 6/05
-.25/1 Bounty towels or napkins, PG 6/05
-$10 off Braun Male series shaver 3, 5 or 7, PG 6/05
-$1 off Cascade Rinse Aid, PG 6/05
-.25/1 Cascade dish product, PG 6/05
-.25/1 Charmin product, PG 6/05
-$1 off Clairol Nice ‘n Easy hair color, PG 6/05
-$3 off Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Perfect 10 or Color Blend foam hair color, PG 6/05
-$1 off CoverGirl product, PG 6/05
-$5/2 CoverGirl Natureluxe products, PG 6/05
-.75/1 Crest toothpaste, 4 oz + or liquid gel, PG 6/05
-$1 off Crest 3D White Vivid or Advanced Vivid toothpaste, PG 6/05
-$5 off Crest 3D White 2 hr Express, Professional Effects, Advanced Vivid 14 ct, Vivid, or Stain Shield Gentle Routine whitestrips, PG 6/05
-$2 off Crest rinse, 946 mL +, PG 6/05
-$1 off Crest Pro-Health For Me toothpaste, PG 6/05
-$1 off Crest rinse, 440 mL +, PG 6/05
-B1G1 CrossAction manual brush, max $3.99, PG 6/05
-.50/1 Downy liquid fabric softener or dryer sheets, PG 6/05
-$2 off Fixodent cleaner, PG 6/05
-.50/1 Fixodent adhesive, PG 6/05
-B1G1 Gillette body wash, max $4.99, excl trial size, PG 6/05
-$1 off Gillette deodorant, PG 6/05
-$4 off Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor, PG 6/05
-$1 off Gillette ProGlide or Fusion shave prep, PG 6/05
-$2 off Gillette ProSeries skin care, PG 6/05
-$2 off Gillette Venus refillable razor or disposables pk, PG 6/05
-$1/2 Head & Shoulders shampoo or conditioner, excl trial size, PG 6/05
-$2 off Metamucil product, PG 6/05
-$1 off Olay facial moisturizer or cleanser, excl trial size, PG 6/05
-$3 off Olay Regenerist facial moisturizer or facial cleanser, PG 6/05
-Free Olay hand & body lotion max $7 wyb Gillette Venus refills, PG 6/05
-$1/2 Old Spice product, 1.7 oz +, PG 6/05
-Free Old Spice body wash max $5.99 wyb deodorant, PG 6/05
-$3 off Oral-B Adult or Kids battery toothbrush, PG 6/05
-$1 off Oral-B Pro-Health For me CrossAction or Pulsar manual toothbrush, PG 6/05
-$2 off Oral-B Pulsar manual toothbrush, PG 6/05
-.75/1 Oral-B Satin Glide floss 30 m + or Glide floss picks 30 ct +, PG 6/05
-$1.50 off Pampers Cruisers, Swaddlers or Extra Protection diapers, PG 6/05
-$1.50 off Pampers diapers or pants, PG 6/05
-$1/2 Pantene product, excl trial size, PG 6/05
-$1 off Prilosec OTC, PG 6/05
-$3 off Pur Reg or Flavor Options pitcher or faucet mount, PG 6/05
-Free Secret body spray max $5 wyb (2) Scent Expressions, PG 6/05
-$1 off Secret Clinical or Natural Minerals deodorant, excl trial size, PG 6/05
-$1.50/2 Tampax tampons, 18 ct +, PG 6/05
-$3/2 Tampax Pearl or Compak Pearl tampons, 18 ct +, PG 6/05
-$1 off Tide Stain Release product, PG 6/05
-$3 off Tide Stain Release powder 26-50 oz, Duo Pac 15-34 ct or 36-68 oz liquid, PG 6/05
-$1 off Tide To-Go product, PG 6/05
-.35/1 Tide product, PG 6/05

Redplum 6/05
-$1 off 8th Continent soymilk, RP 6/05
-$1 off all laundry detergent, 28 load +, RP 6/05
-$10 off alli Weight Loss system, 90-120 ct, RP 6/05
-$1/2 Ball Park product, RP 6/05
-$1/2 Dannon Activia yogurt, 4-12 pk or tubs, RP 6/05
-$1 off Disney or Marvel vitamins, RP 6/05
-$1 off Domino Light or Amber Organic Agave nectar, RP 6/05
-$1 off Garnier Fructis shampoo, conditioner or treatment, excl trial size, RP 6/05
-$1 off Garnier Fructis stylant, excl trial size, RP 6/05
-$3 off Greenies canine dental chews, 12 oz +, RP 6/05
-.50/1 Johnson & Johnson Baby or Natural product, RP 6/05
-$1/3 Kellogg’s cereals, 8.7 oz +, RP 6/05
-$1 off L’Oreal Paris skincare, RP 6/05
-$2 off L’Oreal Preference, RP 6/05
-B1G1 Met-Rx Big 100 bar, max $2.39, RP 6/05
-B1G1 Met-Rx Protein Plus bar, max $2.39, RP 6/05
-$1.50 off Millstone coffee, 10 oz + bag, .5 lb + bulk or K-cups, RP 6/05
-$1 off Nature’s Bounty vitamin or supplement, RP 6/05
-$2 off Nature’s Bounty Your Life multivitamin, RP 6/05
-$3 off Nature’s Bounty Flex-a-min supplement, RP 6/05
-.50/1 Nestle Nesquick, RP 6/05
-$1 off Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy pizza, RP 6/05
-.50/1 Newman’s Own lemonade, RP 6/05
-.50/1 Newman’s Own pasta sauce, salsa, lemonade, marinade, popcorn or cereal, RP 6/05
-.75/1 Newman’s Own salad dressing, RP 6/05
-$2 off Nivea For Men body wash, 8.4-16.9 oz, RP 6/05
-$2 off Nivea For Men face care or (2) shave gels .5-7 oz, RP 6/05
-$1 off Organic Valley flavored or regular half & half and soy creamer, RP 6/05
-$1 off Perdue frozen fully cooked product, RP 6/05
-.50/1 Perdue Refrigerated breaded product, RP 6/05
-$2 off Pure Protein RTDs or protein powder, 4 pk, RP 6/05
-B1G1 Pure Protein bar, max $1.69, RP 6/05
-$5/3 Purina dry cat food 6 lb +, wet cat food 12 pk + or Tidy Cat litter 20 lb + (Target coupon), RP 6/05
-$2 off Sarna Anti-itch product, RP 6/05
-$1.50 off Scar Zone product, RP 6/05
-.75/1 Snuggle fabric softener liquid or sheets, RP 6/05

Thanks, A Thrifty Mom

Friday Night Dinner

Friday Night Dinner!

BOGO FREE Domino's Pizza PLUS FREE Cinna-Stix!

Here is a great deal for Domino's Pizza!

They are doing a BOGO free large pizza deal. Plus you can get a free order of Cinna-stixs with promo code!
Here's how:

Go to Dominos.com and add two large pizzas and Cinna-stixs to your cart.
Enter code EBE-FPP to get the 2nd pizza free. An alternative code is EBFP. If it's Tuesday you can order with code 9128 to get the 2xTuesday deal. (BOGO)
Enter code EBCS to get FREE Cinna-Stix.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Three weeks of freebies

So I thought I would post my freebies and deals

I have gotten the last couple of weeks. I kept piling

them up till I could take a picture and post them.

The Neli Pot I got as a freebie on facebook last week.

I couldn't believe I got it so fast. I signed up for it on a

Wednesday and the following Tuesday I got it in the mail,

I call that Fast!

I had coupons for Dove & Degree deordant for $1.00 they were .97 at Walmart.

I got the Oral B toothbrush free $1.50 out of the Proctor & Gamble and it was

a $1.50 at Walmart.

$1.00 coupon out of a circular and it was .97 at Walmart.

The gloves came from Harbor Freight ( I'll have to post about them later)

with any purchase.

These were 2 weeks of freebies also.

Zyrtec: Free, ($5.97 at Walmart) from a freebie signup

Gold Bond: Free body wash mail sample

Zantac: Free mail sample

Ostex Flex : Free 7 day mail sample
Fekkai: Free shampoo & conditioner samples, Cosco giveaway

Cottonelle: Free box of wipes ($2.74 at Walmart) from a freebie signup

Pert: coupons $1.00 out of circular, .97 at Walmart
Nexcare bandaids: Free $1.00 coupons, $1.00 at Walmart

Carefree: Coupons for free pack of 20 ct out of circular

Oral B toothbrush: $1.50 P&G, $1.50 at Walmart

Degree deordant: $1.00 RP circular, .97 at Walmart

Franks Sweet Chili sauce: samples at Albertsons

John Frieda shampoo & conditioner: Free mail sample

Alpo: BOGO coupon

Speed Stick: .75 coupon SS 5-22-11, .98 at Walmart = .23 cents

Whiskas cat food: BOGO coupon

Propel: .50 at Walmart, 2/$1.00 coupon = free

Poligrip: Free coupon in RP circular

Glade candle: Free coupon($2.97 at Walmart) freebie signup

Zyrtec 5 count: $4.00 coupon, $5.97 at Walmart = $1.97

Suave hairspray: Free coupon($2.97 at Walmart) freebie signup

Target Ibprophen: $1.99, Target $1.00 coupon = .99

Freebie from 3 weeks ago

Pyrex hot pad: Free sample

Purex detergent: Free sample

Shout color catcher: Free sample

Car & Drive magazine: Free signup

Country Life: Free signup

Clinque mascara: Free sample

Goodnite samples: Free samples

Friskies cat food: Free cans from Recycle bank

Uncle Bens rice: Free coupon ($1.88 at Walmart) freebie signup

Dove shampoo & conditioner: Free sample

KLM luggage tags: Free signup with my own pic on them

Orville Redenbacher popcorn: Free sample

Carefree: Free sample

I look forward going out to my mailbox and see what freebie I got that day.

It takes time and patience to signup for these products. Just make sure to

have a junk email acccount set up and even set up a junk facebook account so

you don't have all these junking up your good facebook account.

I even have a file for the products with the user name and passwords on it to

keep them straight, in case I have to get back on that site and can't remember

the user name or password. Sometimes when I have signed up it wouldn't take

my regular junk name and password so I have to set up a alternate name or


+++++++++++++(sorry my cat decided to help out)

Free Drink w/Whopper


Starting Monday 5/30 through June 26 Burger Kind restaurant will give you a FREE 20 ounce soft drink with purchase of a WHOPPER (available for all WHOPPER Sandwiches, with the exception of the WHOPPER Jr. and the WHOPPER Value Meal)