I wasn't sure about this link so I tried it to make sure it would go through for me before posting it.
Go here to get another Homemade Simple coupon booklet with $35 worth of coupons!
Last night, after a very full day of church, relaxation, blogging, and shopping, I was ready for a very FULL night of sleep. It warmed up quite a bit and I knew that we were expecting some bad thunderstorms. I normally sleep through the storms that arrive during the night hours. I am just NOT the night owl I used to be 6 children ago. So, after running into Kroger last night and then a later supper for the children, we all go to bed. Ahhh, the sweet rest that sleep brought! 
Well, it did until my dear, sweet Mother In Law called both cell phones at 1 A.M. this morning to make us aware of the tornado warning in our area. We were to wake all the children and retreat to the basement, she informed me. 
Well, I am not one who is frightened by storm warnings by any means. Last summer, there was a warning (and, unaware of a funnel cloud down the street) I was simply went about my business while my MIL and hubby had all the children in the basement. I figure, if my Lord and Savior wants to use a tornado to take me home, I am not gonna get buried in rubble while He is trying! 
So, back to last night. I woke up my wonderful, peacefully sleeping and hard working hubby to make HIM aware of all his well-meaning mother had just told me. We both step outside to check it out. We hear the wind picking up. We get lots of rain and more wind but nothing more. I never heard the sirens go off either. We both go back to bed. I finally fall asleep after 30 minutes of singing Francesca Battistelli's This Is The Stuff in my head a few times. 
Needless to say, I am so very glad we did not wake 6 children ages 13 and under to go to the basement for a mere 30 minutes just to send them back to bed. And I won't forget to turn my phone off tonight.
Duracell Coppertop AA Batteries, 28-Count for as little as $13.12 shipped when you use the Subscribe & Save option.

Amazon has another great deal on Lipton tea bags! You can get 4/100 count boxes of Lipton tea bags for $13.09. Use the Subscribe & Save option to lower your price to $11.13 AND get free shipping! Swwwweeet! We drink a LOT of sweet tea here at our house. This is a little cheaper than what I would pay at Dollar General ($3 per 100 ct box) before tax and the fuel to drive and get it.

I ran into Kroger last night to get some sale items. I had two $0.50 on box Hamburger Helper coupons that were expiring yesterday so I wanted to use them to grab some free Hamburger Helper. I also picked up 4 packs of Bar-S hot dogs.
Here is the break down of my transaction:
2 boxes Hamburger Helper @ $0.97 each-coupon took off $0.97 each-so FREE after coupons!
4-16 ounce packs of Bar-S hot dogs on sale 4/$5-used 2-$1/1 coupons and 1-$1/2 coupon-so $2 (or $0.50 each) after coupons!
My total OOP(Out Of Pocket) costs was $2.06 and  I saved $8.50!
Amazon has the 312-ct box of Lipton black tea bags for as little as $6.51 SHIPPED when you use the Subscribe & Save option. You cancel the Subscribe & Save any time after you have placed your order.

Amazon has a deal on the Huggies Naturally refreshing baby wipes for $12.76 for a 4 pack of 64 each ( 256 total ). When you use the Subscribe & Save option and the Amazon Mom Discount, the total drops to $8.93 and free shipping. Make this deal sweeter by using your Amazon $5 gift card if you have one to use from Swagbucks and your total will drop to $3.93 for 256 wipes shipped!
Go here and claim your coupon good for one FREE bottle of Country Bob's ! We really love this at our house! So glad to see this available again! Note: You must live in an area it is available to qualify. This did not work for me because I have received a free coupon from them in the recent past from this offer. If you haven't claimed your free bottle recently it should work for you. Good luck!
Go here to read up on the awesome deals coming up at CVS this week. You'll be able to score free toothbrushes, toothpaste, contact lense solution, cheap Dawn dishsoap, and many other great deals!
Just a quick break down of my Kroger trip today:

Daytona 500 Deal:
21 Banquet frozen entrees
10 Banquet frozen sausage links
10 Grand's Biscuits
10 Campell's Chunky Soups
5 Chef Boyardee
4 Banquet Chicken Nuggets
1 Orville 3 pack popcorn
8 Crunch 'n Munch

Not Daytona but still on sale w/coupon:

4 Rotel
3 Starkist tuna salad pouches
8 Hunt's snack packs
1 24oz Propel (free after coupon:)
1 16 oz Egg Beaters ($0.19 after free up to $2.70 coupon)
8 Voskos Greek Yogurt
2 Kroger Large Eggs (used $1 on eggs peelie from previous trip)
1/10 oz Kroger brand tortilla chips
3 Del Monte Fruit Naturals
3 Zataran's rice mixes
1 Kroger sandwich cheese slices
4 Sargento shredded cheese
1 tub Country Crock butter
1 Land O'Lakes butter quarters
2 Hunt's Pasta Sauce
4 Rozini Smart Taste pasta
2 Texas Toast croutons
3 Hunts Ketchup
1 Butterball turkey bacon
2 loaves Roman Meal bread
1 pack sliced apples on manager's special
All in all my total before Kroger plus savings, eCoupons, and coupons was well over $250-after all my savings I paid approx. (because the cashier ripped part of my receipt off, I am missing the exact change amount) $115 and got back $33 worth of catalinas good on future purchases (like paying $82 for everything!!!) which cannot be combined but I am very willing to break my next trip down into multiple purchases to maximize my savings.
I went to two stores last night after bringing my oldest daughter to Youth Hanging Out Night at our church. 
First stop was Wal-Mart. Here is what I got at rock bottom prices there:
4 bottles of Antibacterial Spic and Span- $0.97 each before coupons-$0.47 after coupons

4 cans Alpo Prime Cuts dog food-$0.67 each-after coupons: $0.34 each
4 Nestle Nesquick Double Chocolate milk, 16 oz.-$1.08 each-after coupons: $0.54 each
2 Philly Original Cooking Cream-$2.48 each-after coupons: $0.98 each
4 Athenos Greek Yogurt-$1.00 each-after coupons: $0.56 each
1 O-Cel-O sponge 2 pack-$0.92-after coupon: $0.57
1 Palm Olive Dish Liquid-$0.97-after coupon: $0.62
6 boxes Kleenex-$0.97 each-after coupons: $0.81 each

4 packs of King's Hawaiin Rolls- $2.00 each-after coupons: $1.50 each
2 dozen All Natural Omega3 eggs-$3.54-after coupons: $1.54
1 White Cloud 24 double roll TP-$10.98-after coupon: $9.98

I also bought 2 boxes of #2 pencils @ $0.94 ea., 3/16ct. boxes of crayons @ $0.57 ea., and 1 ream of printer paper @ $3.50.

Before coupons and ad match my total for everything was $61.43. After coupons and ad match my total was $15.91 in food items and $29.42 on household, pet, and school supplies. Total purchase: $45.33 with tax.

My second stop last night was to our local IGA to ad match the Purex deal from this week's CVS ad. 
What I did:
I ad matched 6 bottles of Purex 32 loads @ $1.99 each and used 6/$1 off one coupons making my total on those $5.94 or $0.99 each.
I ad matched 6 boxes of Purex Complete 3-in-1 sheets @ $3.99 each  and used 6/$3 off one coupons making my total for those $5.94 or $0.99 each as well. 
After taxes I paid $14.57 and saved $38.40!!! 
Crafty Steals is a daily deals website for the scrapbooker, card maker, or just plain artsy person. Today's steal is Martha Stewart Crafts Gemstone Glitter Set , originally $30.00, marked down to $13.99! That is 53% off retail!!
I just got my Bath & Body Works shipment in!! I ordered this on Monday and it is here today!! I ordered two each of the Japanese Cherry Blossom Deep Cleanse Soap, Cucumber Melon Deep Cleanse Soap, and Kitchen Lemon Deep Cleanse Soap. I ordered one each of the travel size Carried Away body lotion, Carried Away fragrance mist, and Lay It On Thick shower cream. After the sales pricing and my $30 Groupon, I paid only $7.43 for everything!
Go here to print a coupon for $1/1 loaf Roman Meal Bread .

Go here to request a free coupon booklet. It has over $35 of  P&G brand coupons in it.
Go to the Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt Facebook page and "like" them and you will be able to print a coupon for $1/2.

Giddy-Up Rub-N-Color 214 Piece Mega Kit & Giddy-Up Blendy Pens 72 Piece Mega Kit would make any artsy lovin' girl jump for joy! And today Graveyard mall has a SUPER deal on them. You get both sets for one LOW price of just $14.99 SHIPPED!! YeeeeHawwww!!

Go here to print a coupon for $1/1 Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Go here to sign up for a Recyclebank account if you do not already have one. Next, log in and click on the "Earn Points" tab. Then click on the "Saw us on TV" link to earn 50 FREE points. In the rewards section, there are several coupons you can get and print for just 10 points each, including a $2/1 Kashi product and a $2/1 Naked Juice product(any size).

You can also earn 30 points by watching a video and taking a short quiz. It is the "MillerCoors" link on the "Earn Points" page. Making your total FREE points 80 points!!

Also, with their refer a friend program, you can earn 10 points per friend that signs up using your link!

Go here to print a coupon for $0.45/1 Hunt's Pasta Sauce. This could make for free or cheap pasta sauce if your store doubles coupons!
Hurry over to Swagbucks and sign up if you don't already have an account.
Next, check out the latestest blog post to get your FREE 15SB code!! This expires @ 2 PM PT/ 5 PM ET.
Go here to read more about how to get $10 off your next Yankee Candle purchase of $25 or more.

Go here to get a free sample of Creme of  Nature Shampoo.

Go here to read how to get a coupon for $1 off 1 carton of All Natural or Omega-3 eggs . Our local Wal-Mart has these for around $1.50 per carton so this will make for some cheap eggs! Use your back button to print two!!


Go to Miralce Whip's Facebook page and tell them why you like them and then you can print a coupon for $1/1 Miracle Whip. Don't forget to hit your back button to print a second one!
On today's Target Daily deal they have the Burt's Bees Inside Out Moisture gift set for just $7.99!

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Amazon has a sale today on the Slim Fast products!

Here are some links to some of their deals:

Slim-Fast Optima Ready To Drink Shake, 11-Ounce Cans, Vanilla

Slim Fast 100 Calorie Bars Chocolate Mint 6-.81-Ounce Bars (Pack of 8)

Slim-Fast Optima Ready To Drink Shake, 11-Ounce Cans, Rich Chocolate Royale

When you choose Subscribe and Save and enter SLIM2011 at check your total will be less as you will get a total of 30% off and free shipping!!
$2/1 Pepsi Max WYB Doritos

$0.75 on one Farm Rich snack

Annie's Homegrown Breakfast Cereal

Classico Pasta Sauce $1/1

$1/1 Juicy Juice

$1/1 Nutella

$0.35/1 O-Cel-O Sponge

Ronzoni pasta (Smart taste/Healthy Harvest/ Quick Cook)

Do you have a link for a really good coupon or a rare one? Share it in the comments section!!
Wholesome Sweetners Organic Turbinado 18 lbs. just $38.13 SHIPPED

I have seen on many blogs that Mom's using Turbinado in place of regular granulated sugar more and more. I am not sure if this is the best price out there on this but when comparing the price per pound (about $2.12 per lb.) to that of regular granulated sugar in the store it isn't bad at all. Not to mention it is healthier as well.
Amazon has the Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil deal again! There are alot of people that prefer to use this oil over other oils. There are many, many ways to use this oil. For just $11.51 SHIPPED, this a great deal!! You get 2-15 ounce tubs. you must use the subscribe and save option to get that price. You cancel it after your item has shipped. If you forget, they send you a reminder and you cancel then. (This deal no longer available.)
Amazon has Popchips 6 flavor Variety pack (24 count) for $17.34 SHIPPED. This makes them just 72 cents per single serve bag. This is the cheapest I  have seen these without matching a coupon with a sale at our local Kroger.

Wednesday was an early dismissal day for my older four children. I also brought home two extra kiddos to watch until their mom got off work. That brought my total number of children up to 8 for the afternoon. My nerves were already a bit edgy that day-a side effect of my fibromyalgia I am guessing. I decided that since it was such a nice day to let the ones without homework play outside. I also had one on the Wii. The children were literally all over the place. Not good for this mom, I later realized, as my nerves unravelled even further. (I know, you're probably thinking, "Geesh, suck it up lady!")
So, the children outside managed to find every muddy spot (and we had church to go to later) and I am really beginning to get antsy every time I look at muddy hands and shoes. I should be used to this by now and able to adapt and overcome and all that other stuff we Moms of Many Young Sibilings say but on this particular day and in that particular moment I just wanted everyone clean and sitting down reading or playing quietly.
Our young friends' mom came to pick them up and then I rushed my crew inside and started telling everyone to get cleaned up. Wash hands and faces, put clean clothes on, clean shoes and on and on. Then the children decided they wanted a snack-the snack of choice? CHOCALATE pudding =)) My five year old commences to take hers outside to eat. While outside eating her pudding, she thought it would be fun to get on the trampoline. So, my multi-talented, multi-tasking five year old daughter decides to climb the ladder up to the trampoline while eating her pudding. Yep. Who knew you could do that? She is almost up all the way when the ladder shifts and she slips, bumps her chin creating a small gash in her chin. The bleeding stops and we conclude that it hurts way more than what it looks like.
Last night after dinner,she decides to let us in on the fact that she has a loose tooth. REALLY loose tooth. She pushes it forward with her tongue so she can show us how loose. Daddy checks it out and finds the one next to it is also loose. We decide that the bump to the chin the previous day gave her more than a gash in the chin-it also succeeded at giving her two loose teeth-on the bottom, front and center. She will soon be able to use a straw without parting her jaw. Her main concern? "Will I still be able to whistle?"
Beech-Nut has a free toddler welcome kit  you can sign up for.

Wal-Mart has links to coupons on their website. Who knew?

Go here and "like" Nescafe on Facebook and you will be able to sign up for a free sample.
Log into or sign up for Cellfire and you could receive a $2.00 off your next purchase for your Kroger (or Kroger affiliated) store! I logged and I had one this time around! Yayy! Going on today, February 17, 2011 from 6 a.m. EST through 9p.m. EST. Good luck!!
Cleverly Simple shows you how you can get 720 pampers wipes for $11.51 shipped. If you have a $5 Amazon.com Swagbucks e-gift card   you can sweeten the deal by making them $6.51 shipped!
Go here to print coupons for:
Save $1.00

OSCAR MAYER $1.00 off

on ONE (1) package of any OSCAR MAYER CARVING BOARD Meats
Save $1.00

ATHENOS $1.00 off

on TWO (2) ATHENOS Greek Yogurt Products


on ONE (1) package of CRACKER BARREL Cubes
Do you have trouble finding good books that your children can read and enjoy? Go here to read an article on AR books. 
My children have this system in their school and it is great. They are required to earn a certain amount of AR points per quarter by reading the AR book they choose and taking a test on it. The extra AR points are used as extra credit points to help bring their lowest grade up.
Sign up here to get daily alerts for free samples from the All You website. Today's free sample is Free TENA Bladder Protection Sample on Wal-Mart's website.
Yesterday we took our 8 year old daughter for some labs and an EKG. These tests were ordered because she fainted/seizure last Thurs. eve. Praying for answers.
I just got my acceptance e-mail to Purex insiders!! I can't wait to start seeing what being a Purex insider is all about!!