Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fisher Price Toy Recalls


List of Products Affected by 9/30/10 Recall:

Trike Recall (US & Canada):
 Product #'s
72633, 72639, 72642, 72643, 72644, 72792, B8775, B8776, K6672, K6673, M5727, N6021, T6209

Healthy Care™, Close to Me™, Easy Clean™ High Chair Recall (US & Canada):

Product #'s:
79638, 79639, 79640, 79641, B0326, B2105, B2875, C4630, C4632, G4406, G8659, H0796, H1152, H4864, H7241, H8906, H9178, J4011, J6292, J8229, K2927, L1912

Little People® Wheelies™ Stand ‘n Play™ Rampway Recall (US & Canada):

Product #'s:
T4261 , T5095 , V6378

Inflatable Ball Recall (US & Canada):

Product #'s:
73408, B2408, C3068, H5704, H8094, K0476, J0327
For more information about the recall, check out their letter.

Walgreens Halloween Spirit of Savings Contest

Walgreens would like to thank it's customers for shopping this Halloween season.
So, they are hosting a fun instant win giveaway!
To see if you are an instant winner, just enter your email address and play!
You could win a $25, $50, or even a $1,000 Walgreens gift card!! 
That would be a lot of Halloween goodies!
Enter now through Oct. 31st!

FREE Earth's Best Infant Formula Sample

"Like" Earth's Best on facebook and get a FREE sample of Infant Formula.

FREE Beech-Nut Starter Kit

Sign up for the Beech-Nut monthly eNewsletter and get a
money-saving coupons
and more!

Thanks Hip2Save!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Miss Oops Pedicure in a Bottle Review

I can't wait to tell you about a product that I have recently tried. This one is from Miss Oops and they provided me a product to try called Pedicure in a Bottle.

Who is Miss Oops?
Miss Oops manufactures and markets a variety of beauty-saving, problem-solving products for women. The Miss Oops brand comprises of several patent-pending products, including a dry sponge that removes deodorant marks and a medical-grade adhesive that prevents pregnant women’s navels from showing through their garments. The mission of Miss Oops is to provide affordable solution-oriented products for all types of beauty dilemmas and avoidable fashion faux pas for women everywhere.

What did I get to review?


Pedicure in a Bottle - 4.5 oz.
What do I think of Miss Oops Pedicure in a Bottle?
This product does exactly what it promises to do. It doesn't make your feet feel like sandpaper. When I first put the product on my feet I knew it would be different. I've tried so many different exfoliating lotions and none of them kept my skin from getting rough again. The product goes on so smooth and hydrated my tough, cracked, flaking skin. The very first ingredient is purified water so I knew it was going to be different. I love to wear flip flops but shy away from them because of the way my heals look. So bad, espeically in the summer. The lotion allowed me to still be that mom on the go. I put it on in the morning and just put on my shoes and went to work. So easy. I love easy. At night, I just put some more on and went to bed. In two weeks I had significantly better looking skin. I'm not embarrased to wear flip flops anymore!
How can you get your own Pedicure in a Bottle?
You can order this product online for $18.00 through their website at To find a retailer near you, go HERE to do a search for stores in your area that carry this product.
Disclosure: I was provided a sample of the product to facilitate this review at no cost and was not compensated for reviewing this sample. The opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine. Thank you to the generous people at Miss Oops for providing me the sample. Content and photos are from the Miss Oops website.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Earn Extra Money with I-Say by Ipsos

There are a lot of different survey companies. I've signed up for 8 different survey companies that offer rewards and i-say by Ipsos is by far my favorite one. In fact, I now just only fill out surveys for two different companies because i-Say by Ipsos works so well. As a member of the i-Say panel, you'll get:

*Opportunities to influence consumer decision makers with your feedback
*Earn points for taking surveys
*Automatic entry into the $5,000 sweepstakes
*Entries into Annual Car Giveaway

Here are all the things that I've been able to do get with i-Say in the last five months:
      Product Review - Carpet Cleaner
      $10 Amazon E-Certificate
      $10 Amazon E-Certificate
      $15 American Express Gift Card
      Product Review - Shaving Cream
      Product Review - In-wash Stain Remover
      $20 Check

The surveys take very little time to fill out and you will be able to influance some of the top leading consumer brands out on the market.  To learn more about joining the i-Say panel go HERE.

Disclosure: I was not compensated to write this post. Opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

Mailbox Monday: Freebies Galore!

Another Monday means I get to tell ya about all the freebies I got
last week and how you can get them too!
How did everyone do last week?
I think it turned out great.
I can't tell ya how much I enjoy checking my mailbox every day!

Here's the Loot:
Two .55c Coupons for Eckrich Sausage - Consumer Compliment
One FREE package of M&Ms - Not sure how I got this one!
Babies R Us Circular and 20% off Coupon
Kohl's Savings 30% Entire Purchase Coupon
P&G Home Mailer - Over $23 in Coupons

Giveaway Wins:
One FREE Tandori Foods Product  - BlogFest Win

Downy Fabric Softner Sample & Coupons - VocalPoint

Do you want to see more awesome freebies?
Check out:


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Birthday Freebies Galore!

Since TODAY is my birthday (yea!), I thought it would be a great thing to show you how you can score free stuff on your birthday or your kiddos birthday! All of the things listed below, I received just because it was my birthday and I was on their email club. Also, since my son's birthday was last month, I'll tell you about the fun stuff he received too!

Sonic - Sign up for the kid's birthday club and receive a coupon for a FREE Wacky Pac Meal (no purchase necessary)!
Chili's - Sign up for their Email club and get a FREE brownie dessert for your birthday (you also get a FREE chips & skillet queso when you first sign up).
Dairy Queen - Sign up for their Blizzard Fan Club and get a coupon for a Free Mini or 12 oz. or 16 oz. Blizzard Treat (with the purchase of another 16 oz. blizzard treat).
Taco Bueno - Sign up for their Buenohead Club and get a coupon for FREE Cheesecake Chimichangas 2-pack (with the puchase of any platter or combo).
On The Border - We mentioned that it was my son's second birthday and he received a huge brownie sundae and all the waitstaff sang him a special happy birthday song!
Benihana - Join the Chef's Table and receive a $30 gift certificate to use during your birthday month.

Kirklands - Sign up to join their email list and you will receive a $5 off $20 purchase for your birthday.
Toys R Us - Sign up for Geoffrey's birthday club and receive a birthday card and $3 off any purchase.
Best Buy - Join the My Reward Zone and get triple points when you use your reward card.
CVS - Join the CVS ExtraCare program and enjoy $3 on any purchase with your ExtraCare card.
Old Navy - Sign up for their email club and receive $15 off a purchase of $50 or more using your Old Navy Credit Card.

Have a GREAT day (I know I will)!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Hurry! Get a Free Tub of Pampers Kandoo Flushable Wipes

Fill out THIS form and receive a coupon in the mail in two weeks.
You will be able to redeem it for a FREE tub of Pampers Kandoo Flushable Wipes.
The offer is limited to the first 10,000 people to sign up. Sorry hurry!

Hurry! Get FREE Cutting Boards, Bamboo Bowls, etc.

Right now, One Kings Lane is offering a $15 credit to everyone that signs up!
Look at all the FREE things that you can get with your credit:
 Large Dishwasher Safe Bamboo Cutting Board - $15
- $15 Credit = FREE
(Just pay shipping of $7.95)
 Bamboo Salad Hands - $10
 - $15 Credit = FREE
  (Just pay $2.95 shipping)

 Classic Salad Server Set - $12
- $15 Credit = FREE
 (Just pay $4.95 Shipping)

Small Shallow Round Bowl - $12
-$15 Credit = FREE
 (Just pay $4.95 shipping)

Classic 6-piece Kitchen Utensil Set - $10
-$15 Credit = FREE
 (Just pay $2.95 Shipping)

Feel like doing a little shopping for FREE?
Go HERE to start right now!

Buy $50 of P&G Products, Get over $110 in P&G Savings!

1. Buy $50 worth of P&G products.
View all P&G branded products HERE.
2. Circle products on printed receipt.
3. Print and fill out rebate form.
4. Mail in rebate form and receipts.

Go HERE to learn more info about the coupon savings.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New P&G brand Saver - over $113 in Coupons in 9/26/10 paper

Don't forget to get the paper this weekend on September 26, 2010.
There will be over $113 in coupon savings for P&G products.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mark Your Calendars: Holiday Gift Giveaway Coming Up December 1st - 5th

Do you every wonder how in the world you are going to get all the people on your Holiday List a present this year? Well, worry no more!  I have joined the Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop organized by Simply Stacie

What is a Holiday Gift Giveaway? 
Simple! It's a Giveaway Carnival that allows readers to blog hop from blog to blog that are participating in the Holiday Gift Giveaway. Do you want to know the best part? Each blog participating will host their own giveaway and the prize will be in either CASH or Gift Cards so that you can use it to purchase your holiday gifts this year!  Texa$aver will be joining in on all the giveaway fun!

When is the Holiday Gift Giveaway?
The Giveaway Carnival will start on Wednesday, December 1 and go through Sunday, December 5. The contest will remain open for five days to allow everyone to enter all the fabulous prizes! There are over 200 blogs scheduled to participate so mark your calendars now so you don't miss out!

Isn't this exciting? I will send out reminders monthly so you don't forget about this awesome giveaway!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Feed Our Kids Well with New Ragu Old World Style Traditional Sauce

These days, everyone needs help eating the recommended amount of fruits and veggies per day. I was excited to learn that Ragu can help me do that. Did you know that Ragu's Old World Style Traditional Sauce packs 2 servings of veggies in every half cup of sauce? Yep, that's right! Available soon in major retailers nationwide, the healthy, great tasting Ragu Old World Style Traditional pasta sauce has a thicker recipe full of veggies!

At our house, I'm the home cook and I'm constantly trying to come up with meals that don't take me long to cook and will satisfy my family of three. As I was surfing Ragu's website, I saw some really yummy recipes I could make using the jar sauces like Ragu Sloppy Joes and 3-Cheese Stromboli!

To be one of the first to taste Ragu's Old World Style Traditional Sauce with 2 servings of veggies in every half cup, visit their Facebook Page for more details!

Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Ragu prize package in exchange for writing this post. No monetary exchange took place.

Free Sample & Coupon: Cream of Wheat Cinnabon

Get a free sample of Cream of Wheat Cinnabon and $2 Coupon.
Go HERE to get yours.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Frugal Recipe: Pepperoni Rolls

Remember when I first showed you how to make homemade crescent rolls?
Well, my family craves pepperoni rolls quite often but I don't want to pay $1.50 for one roll at the pizza restaurant. So, I came up with this one day after finding some all-natural pepperoni at the store. It's SUPER easy and your family will love these. They are addicting and even my two year old loves to eat them.

First, you'll want to make the recipe for the homemade crescent rolls.

You'll need the following ingredients:
2 Cups Warm Water
2 TBS Yeast (two packages)
1/2 Cup Sugar
3 Eggs
3/4 Cup Melted Butter
6 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. salt


In Large Bowl, add warm water, yeast and sugar.
Mix together with wire whisk.
Wait a few minutes, then add eggs and melted butter.
Mix together well.
Add flour to bowl, one cup at a time.
I just used a wooden spoon to mix together.
After you add the 4th and 5th cup of flour, it will become very thick and hard to mix.
After you add the 6th cup of flour, dough will become sticky and will separate from sides of bowl.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and kitchen towl.
Put in warm place in the kitchen.
Let rise for about an hour until doubled in size.
After an hour, punch down dough to remove air.

Put 1/2 of dough on floured surface and use floured rolling pin to rollout into a circle.

Cut into individual wedges with pizza cutter.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Now, gather ingredients to make the pepperoni rolls.
1 package of all-natural pepperoni
shredded mozzerella cheese

Sprinkle shredded mozzerella cheese on crescent roll dough.
Place 3 or 4 pepperoni down the center of the crescent roll dough.
Roll up like a crescent roll.
Place on greased baking sheet.
Repeat until all your rolls are stuffed.


I was able to make about 32 pepperoni rolls with this recipe.
When I pulled them out of the oven, they were gone. I mean it took all of 5 seconds
to wolf them down.  I couldn't even take a picture of them.

But they looked very similar to this:

Another great tip is to make all of these and stuff them in freezer ziplock baggies. I put four of these little tasty tidbits in individual baggies and froze a bunch. You just take them out of the freezer when you want them and wrap them in a paper towel and put them in the microwave for one minute. They are excellent warmed up!

I hope you enjoy them!

Happy Snacking!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Reminder: Kirkland's Finders Keepers Contest Starts tomorrow!

Reminder: Go to starting 9/21/10.
Go to the site daily and find out what new piece was added to the picture.
There is a winner every day and a grand prize winner at the end that gets everything!

Good Luck!

Visit the Magic Coupon Machine at CVS!

Make sure you try and run by CVS and scan your ExtraCare card at the Magic Coupon Machine. There were several that printed for one day only and expired the next day but some where they didn't expirre for a few weeks.

Here is what I got when I scanned by card yesterday:

$1 Off any Hand or Body Lotion Purchase - Exp. 10/3/10
Free Beauty Charm with $15 or more Beauty purchase - Exp. 10/3/10
$3 Off Huggies boxed diapers - Exp. 10/3/10
$2 Off any 2 Xtra Laundry Detergent - Exp. 9/20/10
$1 Off Brawny 6pk or Quilted Northern Bathroom Tissue 12pk - exp. 9/20/10
$1 Off Scott Bathroom Tissue 12pk - Exp. 9/20/10
$3 Off any Store Brand purchase of $20 or more - Exp. 9/20/10
$3 Off any Hair Care purchase of $20 or more - Exp. 9/20/10

Hope you have just as much as I did print!

Mailbox Monday: Check out my Freebies!

Happy Monday everyone!
It's another Mailbox Monday.
Here's all the free stuff that I got and how you can get it too!

The Loot:

Better Homes
Working Mother

Glade Coupon - don't know how I got this
Bed Bath and Beyond $5 Coupon & Insert
$10 Check from Arquest  - Diaper Product Review

and more:
P&G Sampler Pack w/ Coupons - Giveway Win!
(and they threw in Season 4 of Brothers & Sisters!)

All in all, I loved getting these goodies last week in the mail.
It was very exciting opening the mailbox knowing
there were goodies to be opened!

What about y'all? How'd ya'll do?

If you want to check out more freebies and how to get them,
Check out:


Have a wonderful week everyone,

Friday, September 17, 2010

Frugal Recipe: Crock Pot Turkey Breast with Cranberry Chutney

This is a fabulous weekend meal that you just
throw into the crockpot and forget about.

Crock Pot Turkey Breast with Cranberry Chutney

Recipe adapted from this recipe.

2-3 Lbs. of Turkey Breasts
1 Can of Whole Cranberries in Sauce
1 Envelope of Lipton's Onion Herb Soup Mix

Place thawed turkey breasts in medium size crock pot.
In small bowl, mix together can of cranberries and onion soup mix.
Pour over turkey breasts.
Place lid on crock pot and cook on high for two hours.
Then turn it to low for another six hours.
Pour remaining liquid in small saucepan.
Cook on medium high heat until thick and bubbly.
Pour over sliced turkey breast and serve.

I chose to serve it with a traditional cornbread stuffing
since I got it for free at the store and it was easy to make.
No fuss, no muss cooking for the weekend, I love it!!

Happy Cooking,

Thursday, September 16, 2010

One Bath and Body Bar Soap Review

I'm back to tell you about more great products from One Bath and Body. They provided me another fabulous product to try and tell you all about it!

Who is One Bath and Body?
One is committed to promoting natural beauty without compromising the beauty of the earth, providing eco-friendly products in recyclable, plastic-free packaging to rejuvenate the spriti and save the planet.  One exclusively packages its collections in recyclable cardboard cartons and metal tins, housing nourishing, natural products in equally planet-friendly containers.

What did I Get?

One Bath and Body's Natural Bar Soap in "Sweet Honey" - 3oz.

What do I Think of One's Natural Bar Soap?
In our house, you will always find bar soap in the shower.  It's a staple. We aren't big shower gel or body wash people so bar soap plays a huge role in getting our family clean. I was excited to try One's Natural Body Soap mainly because it was 98% Natural and 100% safe for the environment. My skin is sensitive so it was good knowing that the soap contained natural ingredients without harsh chemicals. I loved the "sweet honey" fragrance. It had a mild and sweet scent and was very smooth on the skin. I noticed that my skin was fresh feeling and smooth to the touch. This would make a wonderful stocking stuffer for the upcoming holidays!

How can you get your own One Natural Bar Soap?
The One's Natural Bar Soaps are available at Target and Walgreens and retails for $5.99.  The Natural Bar Soaps are available in "Just 4 Me!", "Blast From the Past", "Peace", "Sweet Honey", "Citrus Peel" and "Extra Virgin."

Disclosure: I was provided a sample of the product to facilitate this review at no cost and was not compensated for reviewing this sample. The opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine. Thank you to the generous people at One Bath and Body for providing me the sample.

Kirkland's Finders Keepers Contest Starts Sept. 21st!

Kirkland's FindersKeepers Game is Back!

Do you just love Kirkland's as much as I do?
Wish you could win some of their awesome home decor items?
Well, here's your chance!
Starting September 21st, play the finders keepers game.

Study the room located at very carefully because it won't be the same.
 They are adding a new item every day for ten days. If you spot the new addition, you'll be entered to win it!
You can also get daily coupons for simply playing and sharing. One grand prize winer will win the ENTIRE room of merchandise.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Freebie Alert: Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Wipes


The wonderful people at Cottonelle are letting everyone try their new Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Moist Wipes for free!  You just have to fill out a form and share with a friend!

From their website:
"Give a tub. Get a tub.

Share with a friend your love of Cottonelle Fresh® Flushable Moist Wipes and you’ll each get a free tub* with a free Cottonelle EasyReach™ hanger*. We’ll send your friend a FreshMail message, and instructions on how to get a coupon.

All that’s left to do is give us your info, and those Cottonelle Fresh® Flushable Moist Wipes are all yours.

Go HERE to get your freebie!  After I filled out the form, it says that I will be receiving a coupon within 3-4 weeks.
Woohoo! I love freebies, don't you?
Thanks, Money Saving Madness!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Menu Plan Monday: Dinners for 9/13/10 - 9/17/10

Hello Readers!

Another Monday also means another week of semi-homemade dinners!
I'm excited to show you some new recipes.
I made some homemade pepperoni rolls last night and they were FABULOUS!
I found some all-natural Hormel pepperoni so I decided to make some rolls using my crescent roll recipe.
I'll post that recipe this week. It's delish!

Here's a sneak peak:

So, here's how this week is going to go with dinners.

Monday, September 13, 2010: Spaghetti, salad and cheese rolls
Tuesday, September 14, 2010: Leftover Pepperoni Rolls - pulled from freezer
Wednesday, September 15, 2010: Stuffed Green Peppers - filling pulled from freezer
Thursday, September 16, 2010: Chicken Cutlets with Spinach Salad
Friday, September 17, 2010: Grilled Chicken Salad with Bacon Dressing

Weekend Cooking: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaves (instead of my usual mini muffins)

For lots and lots more awesome menu planning ideas, visit: