Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Grocery Gathering~ Meijer

Meijer Deals11/30-12/6



Kraft Shredded Cheese 3/$6
Buy 3 get a box of Ritz Crackers Free

Fiber One Toaster Pastries 5/$9
.70 coupon 11-16 S exp.12-27
Final price is $1.10

Bob Evans Pork Roll Sausage $3
.35 coupon(doubled) 11-16 S exp.01-18
Final Price is $2.30

Quaker Rice Snacks 5/$5

Kraft Singles 16 oz $2.89
.55 coupon 11-02 S exp.12-06
Final Price is $2.34

Pepperidge Farm Garlic Bread $2
$1/2 coupon 10-05 S1 exp.11-30 (Sunday)
Final Price is $1.50(Sunday)

Mt. Olive Pickles $2
.75 coupon 11-02 S exp.12-24
Final Price is $1.25

Select Post Cereals 3/$6


Martha white Muffin Mix 79 cents
.55/2 coupon 11-09 RP 01-31
Final Price is $1.03 for 2

Nestle Harvest Surprise Juicy Juice 2/$5
$1 coupon 09-14 RP exp.12-31
Final Price is $1.50


I didn't find many deals this week so let me know what deals you have found.


For more deals from your favorite places to shop be sure to visit The Grocery Gathering.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Just a Little Laugh



I received this cartoon in my e-mail today and I thought that it was too cute not to share. Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

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I pray that God blesses you all with a great Thanksgiving day. May we remeber that He has given us so many things to be thankful for. Of the many things I am thankful for today I am most thankful for Jesus and knowing he is always with me. Enjoy your day with your friends and family.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Free Christmas Music


Thanks to Heather at Freebies 4 Mom I have just learned that Oprah.com is offering free Christmas Music mp3 downloads as a part of her favorite things. It is a whole CD you can download called Holiday Hits 2008. You can even download an CD cover and CD label. It is only available for a limited time. Oprah.com says it is available for 48 hours but I am unsure when this started, so act fast.

Wordless Wednesday

The Pilgrims have arrived.

For more WW go here or here.



Monday, November 24, 2008

Pillsbury "Home is Calling" Giveaway.

There is no place like home. One of my favorite memories of childhood is sitting around our kitchen table eating a meal together as a family. There is something about baking that makes home even more magical. Pillsbury helps make baking easy. In only minutes you can have,what is a favorite at our house, Crescent rolls or biscuits or dinner rolls.

Pillsbury has joined up with Feeding America to help feed the hungry in their Home is Calling Campaign. Go visit the Home is Calling campaign, which reminds us of how we all look forward to getting home at the end of the day to reconnect with loved ones. And of course we also think about the aroma of something irresistibly warm and delicious baking at home! When you forward along the link to friends and family from the web site,Pillsbury will make a donation to help deliver more than one pound of groceries to America’s food banks!




In conjuction with this campaign I am giving away a Pillsbury "Home is Calling" gift basket to 3 lucky readers. The basket includes


  • a coupon for Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls

  • a magnetic coupon holder

  • a house-shaped mouse pad

  • a pot holder,

  • a cookie sheet

  • a bread basket

  • and a lovable Pillsbury Doughboy figurine.

To enter this giveaway please visit the Home is Calling site and then come back here and in your comment let me know what your favorite Pillsbury product is. Make sure you leave a way I can get in contact with you.


You can get bonus entries by

  • Blogging about this giveaway

  • Mentioning this giveaway on Twitter

  • Following my blog

    1. Be sure you leave a comment to let me know what you have done. This contest will end on Friday Dec. 5th



      Sunday, November 23, 2008

      The Secret Mountain Books~ Product Review



      Thanks to Team Mom and The Secret Mountain I was recently able to read and share a few of The Secret Mountain books with my daughter. They have several greats books to choose from and we were given three, our favorite being A Duck In New York City. My daughter loves New York City, and wants to be a taxi driver there, so this was an instant draw for her. Every night when she goes to bed we read a story and then I turn on music for her. So we were even more thrilled that the book came with a CD. So after reading the book at night she is able to listen to the CD at bedtime.

      The Secret Mountain's titles have won many prestigious awards and are available in both English and French. Their newest title is Dream Songs Night Songs From Belgium to Brazil Lullabies. We loved the illustrations in this book and the music was again great for my daughter to listen to at bedtime.

      You will want to check out the selection of books at The Secret Mountain. These books would be a great gift for a young one on your holiday gift list.



      Wednesday, November 19, 2008

      What is your Blog Worth?


      My blog is worth $7,339.02.
      How much is your blog worth?

      Why that amount I don't know. I don't think I can sell it. It is fun to see anyway. Check out your blog here.

      Secret Keeper Girl Series


      Have you heard of the Secret Keeper Girl? I had not until recently because my daughter is just five. I received the first book in a new series by Dannah Gresh called Danika's Totally Terrible Toss. It is about a 12 year old girl who has everything she could possibly want including popularity. As the pressure to fake popularity builds Danika ends up getting in trouble. But when she gets in major trouble for accidentally throwing something at a lunch lady, she meets 3 amazing friends, Kate Toni, and Yuzi, who help her see it’s not all about what she has, but who she is. This is a great story to help teach your tween what true friendship is about.

      My favorite part if the while book is a section at the end called Girl Gab which gives girls and their moms and gab about the book and what they have learned. It gives moms a great chance to talk about the Bible and how the story can relate to their daughters life. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to read these with her.

      You can also visit the Secret Keeper Girl website for more great activities for moms and daughters. If you have a tween you will definitely want to check it out.

      Sunday, November 16, 2008

      The Grocery Gathering~ Meijer

      Meijer Deals 11/16-11/22


      Ragu Pasta Sauce 3/$4
      $1/2 Meijer Mealbox coupon
      and .50/2 coupon(doubled) 11-16 RP exp.01-25
      Final Price is 33 cents with both coupons.

      Betty Crocker Cookie Mix 3/$5
      $1/2 Meijer Mealbox coupon
      and .40 coupon(doubled) 11-16 S exp.01-10
      Final Price is .77 cents with both coupons.

      Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 4/$5
      $1/2 Meijer Mealbox coupon
      .35 printable coupon (doubled) here
      Final Price is 40 cents with both coupons.

      Cool Whip Topping .89 cents
      $1/2 Meijer Mealbox coupon
      Final Price is 39 cents

      Campbell's Cream soups 4/$3
      .25/4 coupon(doubled) 10-12 S exp.11-23
      Final price is 63 cents per can.

      Green Giant Steamers .89 cents
      $1 coupon 11-16 S exp.01-10
      Final price is free.

      Progresso Broth 3/$5
      $1 coupon 11-16 S exp.01-10
      Final Price is 67 cents

      Idahoan Mash Potatoes $1
      .75/3 printable coupon here
      Final Price is 67 cents

      International Delight Coffee Creamer 99 cents
      .55 coupon 10-12 RP exp.11-30
      Final Price is 44 cents

      Knorr Side Dish $1
      .60/2 coupon 11-16 RP exp.01-11
      Final price is 70 cents

      Pillsbury Pie Crust 3/$6
      $1/2 Meijer Mealbox coupon
      Final Price is $1.50

      To find other deals from the stores you shop be sure to visit The Grocery Gathering.

      Saturday, November 15, 2008

      The Greatest Show on Earth

      My family and I had the chance to go to the Ringling Bros. Circus at the Palace of Auburn Hills this week thanks to Mom Central. We had a great family night out that I am sure our children will remember for a long time. Before the circus started we had a chance to go down on to the floor and meet the stars of the show and see some of them perform up close.



      If you haven't been to the circus for a while this is a great show to see with all the classic acts and animals with some new twists as well. This year there show is a Bellobration featuring Bello the clown.
      My kids loved Bello and we were very impressed with his athletic ability. We learned that Bello came for a circus family. Bello slowly progressed from clown to daredevil, learning all he could along the way. His dad, Eugen, invented the act Bello now does, the sway pole. This contraption goes up to 90 feet and is flexible, adding more suspense as Bello climbs to the top and does his routine. "You learn to respect your heights and not be afraid of it," Bello said. "We're all human, and we know what can happen. I spent three years on a sway pole that was three feet tall, so it became home to me. I practiced for hours each day and kept growing in increments of 10 feet." His father came to America from Switzerland in 1954 to work for Ringling Bros., and his mother, Aurelia, was hired that same year. The two were married in 1955 and headlined the three-ring circus.

      If you get a chance to see the show you should. As we left to go home my son said "That was the Greatest Show on Earth."

      Super Saving Saturday~Meijer


      Here is what I got at Meijer this week for $1.12. You have to love coupons. I had a coupon to get the Taster's Choice free and the Chex Mix was free after coupons. I had a coupon for B1G1 for the yogurt. They were 50 cents each and the cashier took the max value of the coupon which was a dollar, so they were both free. On Monday Meijer credit card customers got an extra 5% off groceries. The 5% comes off before the coupon so for the free items that 5% can offset the price of the other items.
      To see how others have saved this week visit Money Saving Mom.

      Wednesday, November 12, 2008

      A Tea Party

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      Two things that I love. A tea party and a giveaways. Go check them out!!



      Fall Tea Sampler

      The weather is getting colder and it is time again to keep yourself warm with a nice cup of tea. Have you been looking for the perfect fall tea blend or just want to sample a few. Well look no longer. Head over to Culinary Teas and check out their Taste of Fall Sampler. The sampler includes.


      Pralines and Cream Tea - 1 oz loose tea sample

      Pecan Pie Tea - 1 oz sample of loose tea

      Mulled Spice Tea - 1 oz loose tea sample

      Cranberry Orange Tea - 1 oz loose tea sample

      Pumpkin Spice Tea - 1 oz loose tea sample

      Cinnamon Spice Tea - 1 oz loose tea sample

      Brandied Apple Tea - 1 oz loose tea sample

      Orange Spice Tea - 1 oz loose tea sample

      They all sound so yummy. Even better the sampler package is on sale for $11.69. I am a big fan of their tea so I am sure these teas will be good.

      Wordless Wednesday

      My boys watching election results.

      For more WW go here or here.


      Tuesday, November 11, 2008

      A Fall Tea

      On Saturday I enjoyed Fall Tea with ladies from church. Our hostess truly went all out to make it a wonderful afternoon for all those who attended. I am sure she spend many hours preparing for this special day.




      The picture does not do it justice but Dottie(our most gracious hostess) painted all of the large plates and then gave them to us to take home with us.

      She also put jewels on each individual butter knife and gave us those to take home as well. I am truly amazed and inspired by her abilities and so grateful for her never ending generosity. Dottie made the afternoon so special for all of us, one that will not be forgotten.

      I am also grateful that I could spend this afternoon with my daughter. She loves tea as much as I do and she was so excited all week, counting down the days until our Tea. I hope that these are days she will always remember. I also pray that she sees the love of Christ through all of the wonderful Christian women we spent the afternoon with.

      Sunday, November 9, 2008

      Build-A-Bear Giveaway Winner

      I chose a winner today for the $10 Build-A Bear Workshop gift card using the Custom Random Number Generator. The lucky winner is #2 Christy. Congratulations Christy I will be emailing you soon. I hope to have another giveaway up this week.


      The Grocery Gathering~ Meijer

      Meijer Deals 11/9-11/15


      Chex Mix $1
      .50 coupon(doubled)11-09 S exp.01-03
      Final Price is Free.

      Betty Crocker Cookie Mix 3/$5
      $1/2 Meijer Mealbox coupon
      Final Price is $1.17

      Lean Cuisine Meals $2
      $1/2 coupon here
      Final Price is $1.50

      Select General Mills Cereal 3/$6
      $1/3 coupon 10-12 S exp.11-22
      .75 cookie Crisp coupon here
      .55 Honey Nut Cheerio coupon here
      Buy 3 and get a free gallon of Meijer milk

      Ekrich Smoked Sausage 2/$4
      $1/2 coupon 11-02 S exp.01-31
      Final Price is $1.50

      Kraft Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip 2/$5
      $2/2 Miracle Whip Meijer Mealbox coupon
      Buy 2 and get a free Grey Poupon Mustard
      Final Price is $3

      Betty Crocker Warm Delights 3/$4
      .50 coupon(doubled) 10-05 GM exp.11-29
      Final Price is 34 cents .

      Yoplait kids Yogurt 2/$4
      $1.50 coupon here
      Final Price is 50 cents

      Bisquick 40oz.$2.49
      .60 coupon 09-21 S exp.11-15
      Final price is $1.89

      Macaroni Grill dinners $3.99
      $1 coupon 10-05 GM exp.11-29
      Final Price is $2.99

      Progresso Soup 6/$8
      .50/2 coupon(doubled)10-05 GM exp.11-29
      Final Price is 83 cents

      Lysol Pourable Cleaner 1/2 price
      .50 coupon(doubled) 11-02 S exp.12-29


      Don't forget if you have a Meijer credit card that there is 15% off General Merchandise and 5% off Groceries on Monday 11/10



      To find other deals from your favorite stores visit the Grocery Gathering .



      Thursday, November 6, 2008

      Free Tea


      Do you want to try some new tea for free? Get your free samples from Teasta Tea here. Just pick out two varieties of sample teas you'd like to try and then use coupon code TRYME when you checkout and your order is completely free!


      Thanks to Money Saving Mom for the information.

      Wednesday, November 5, 2008

      Tuesday, November 4, 2008

      Build-A-Bear Giveaway



      My kids love Build-a-Bear Workshop. They are always asking when they can go and make a new animal. Even my son who is not a big stuffed animal fans loves the bear that he made. He even keeps it on his bed. I think the fact that they get to build the animals themselves makes them love their animals even more.


      This year just in time for the holiday season you can buy animals online at Build-A-Bear Workshop starting at only $10. My daughter received this Koala bear from Build-A-Bear Workshop.


      He is very cute and a great deal for only $10. It is a 15 inch bear and looks very lovable. Even better you now get a code on your animal's Birth Certificate so you can bring your animal to life at Build-A-Bearville. You can play games and go on quests your animal.

      Thanks to MomSelect and Build-A-Bear Workshop I am giving away a $10 Build-A-Bear Workshop gift card to one of my readers. Just leave a comment letting me know which animal you like the best. Make sure you leave a way I can get in contact with you if you win. This giveaway will end Sat Nov.8 and I will pick a winner the next day.

      Monday, November 3, 2008


      Meijer Deals 11/2-11/8
      Baker's Baking Bars $2/4
      $1/2 Meijer Mealbox coupon
      Final Price = $1.50 per package.

      Philadelphia Cream Cheese Brick 4/$5
      .55/2 coupon 11-02 S exp. 11-30
      Final Price = 2 packages for $1.95

      Jell-O Family Size pudding or gelatin $1
      $1/4 Meijer Mealbox coupon
      Final Price = 75 cents per box.


      Maxwell House Coffee 1/2 price
      Buy One Jell-0 One cream cheese and One Maxwell House Coffee
      Get a Gallon Of Meijer Milk free.


      Bob Evans Sausage $2.39
      .25 coupon(doubled) 09-21 S exp.11-23
      Final Price=$1.89 per roll.


      Pillsbury Grands .99
      .50/2 coupon(doubled) here
      Final Price= 50 cents per tube.

      Eggo Waffles 16 ct 4/$10
      .55 coupon 09-21 RP exp.11-16
      Final Price =$1.95

      Hamburger Helper $1
      .80/3 coupon here
      Final Price= 3 boxes for $2.20

      Kraft Singles $2
      .55 coupon 11-02 S exp.12-06
      Final Price = $1.45

      SuperPretzel 3/$5
      $1/2 coupon 09-28 RP exp.12-31
      Final Price = $1.17 per box

      Campbell's Cream Of Mushroom Soup .79
      .25/4 coupon(doubled) 10-12 S exp.11-23
      Final Price = 4 cans for $2.66

      General Foods International Coffee 2/$5
      Buy 2 and get $1 off your next purchase.

      To see deals for where you shop visit The Grocery Gathering.


      Sunday, November 2, 2008

      Meijer Deals


      Sorry for the not posting the Meijer deals last week. I will post this week but I won't have them up until Monday afternoon. I am not feeling well and I can barely focus on the computer yet alone match together deals. Sorry for the delay