I had an amazing time at the Hearts at Home National Conference  ! I will do my best to go again next year -- and be more prepared for lack of sleep ;-)! We heard some wonderful speakers, great worship music, and an all around good time! 
 I was sick after the conference and spent a good week recouping. But, as all moms know, life still goes on. Children need transportation to and from school, little ones still need watching after and playing with, housework still calls our name, and everyone still wants to be fed. So I muddled through the week and still drug a little the next week.
 Last week my children were on Spring Break and were so pleased that the weather was nice. It warmed up and the shone...well, for the first three days, anyway. The rest of the week it was very cold and wintry mix weather. It even snowed Saturday!! I guess Winter didn't get the memo about it being Spring time! ;-)
 The children are back to school this week and we are getting back to our normal routines--if there ever is a "normal" in a family of eight! We have quite a few birthdays coming up this week. I have nephew being born TODAY, a niece turning 2 on April 1st, my 5yo daughter's friend's birthday party Saturday afternoon, my 2nd oldest daughter's birthday party Saturday evening(she is turning 12 on Sunday), and Sunday is our niece's birthday party (the one turning 2). 

I have another hiatus from blogging coming up. This is PLANNED hiatus this time! My wonderful husband will be holding down the fort here at home while I am off  to the Hearts at Home National Conference          with a group of great ladies from our church. I am really looking forward to going as this will be the first year I will have gone. I will resume blogging next week :)

Go here to print a $2/2 Glade coupon. Hit your browser back button to print two.
The Life Cereal Cinnamon, 15-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6) is $13.33. Use the Subscribe & Save option to get them for $11.33 or $1.88 per box SHIPPED! Great price on these, I think, without having to clip coupons and wait for them to go on sale and pay the gas to go get them.
Huggies Snug & Dry diapers are $32.33 right now on Amazon.com. Use the Amazon Mom discount combined with the Subscribe & Save option and save 30% dropping the price down to $22.63 SHIPPED. The size 5 box has 120 diapers making them $0.19 per diaper. Got a gift card?? Use it to make the deal even sweeter!
Amazon has a good deal on these wipes right now. They are $11.98 right now. If you are an Amazon Mom member you get 15% off. Use the Subscribe & Save and you will save another 15%. Dropping your total to $8.32 SHIPPED! Have a $5 eGift card from Swagbucks? Apply that and get these for just $3.32!!! Don't know about Swagbucks?? Go here  to learn how you can earn free Swagbucks to redeem for things like free eGift cards for places like Amazon.com!
So sorry for my 4 day hiatus from blogging. I have been busy getting my house in order. I have taken on a home child care provider job for a lovely little girl we will call "H" for now. We spent Sunday between church services and Monday cleaning the house really good again (nooks and crannys mainly) and decluttering in some places. I was to start yesterday but H's asthma got bad yesterday, so mom took off work to take her to the doctor. So, yesterday, instead of doing babysitting, it was a day of cleaning and reading. I finished up the two chapters of the book, Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs, that some of us ladies from church are using for Bible Study class on Wednesday nights this month and next. Then, I read and studied my Sunday School lesson for this Sunday. All that in between bringing kids to school, cleaning, cooking, and I even got a short workout in! Yayyy me!
Today I do have H as well as my Simon and Rachael. I got up at 5 AM this morning so I could shower and get my Bible study in. Also, I brewed coffee for me-I knew I would need it to get me going today :) We went out for a bit to meet up with my sister for breakfast-used Subway coupons for she and I (Buy ANY size drink and get a free 6" breakfast sub or flatbread) . Came home and got to work on cleaning the laundry room up a bit and cycled laundry while the oven preheated so me and H could bake cookies (break and bake's that needed to get used).
At the moment, the dishwasher is running, Simon is napping, and Rachael and H are quietly watching a movie.
Voskos Greek Yogurt is having their Freebie Friday today. You go to their Facebook page and "Like" them. Then, click on the "Contest/Polls" link and register for Freebie Fiday. Next, complete a short quiz and submit your answers for a chance to win their Freebie. Today it is a 30 day supply of their yogurt, either by coupons or by product shipment. Good Luck!
            Go here to print a coupon for $2/1 Biz  Stain Fighter.
If you completed Mission facebook offer on 2/24 last month(National Tortilla Chip Day) you need to go here to print your coupon for a FREE (up to $2.99) bag of Mission tortilla chips.
Have any of those $3/1 Purex w/ Zout or Complete Sheets coupons left? If not, check on ebay, The Coupon Master or other online coupon clipping providers to see if they do. CVS is back with another sale beginning March 13th.
Here is the scenario:
Buy one Complete 3-in-1 Sheets @ $3.99
Use $3/1 coupon
Total OOP: $0.99!!
You can also ad match this elsewhere to get the same deal! I did at our local IGA last time and got 6 liquid and 6 3-in-1 Sheets for just under $15 after taxes!

Starting March 13th Walgreens is going to have a wonderful deal on the Purex Complete Crystals! I love these! You will want to go print your coupons for these NOW in case they pull them. Check the other coupon sites as well for coupons for these. You also have time to check with coupon clipping services like The Coupon Master to see if they have any.
Here is the scenario:
Purex Complete Crystals Fabric Softener $4.99
Use $1/1 coupon HERE
Get back a $2 RR
Like paying $1.99 for 1!!

All day to day when you log in to (or create an account with) Cellfire you will be able to download free money anywhere between $0.50 and $3.00! I only got $0.50 but it is $0.50 I won't have to spend out of pocket my next trip to Kroger! So head on over to Cellfire and see what you get!

Coupon Network by Catalina has a coupon for $1.10/3 Nestle Toll House Morsels. I rarely see coupons for Nestle Toll House Morsels. Go here to print yours! If it doesn't show up try zip code 62864.
Thank you to everyone who entered my very first ever give away! I love these new Purex crystals and I know that youe will too!
The winners of the give away are:
Kimberly In Texas
Teri from Saving in Belle Rive

Congratulations to all three of you! If I don't have your contact info, email it to susanburk_517@msn.com and put "Purex Give Away" as the subject line.
Go here for the link to print a coupon good for $5 off 12 Weight Watchers Smart Ones. Hit your browser back button to print two! These are really yummy!
I am extending my Purex Complete Crystals fabric softener give away through the end of today!!! I want more people to have the chance at trying a FREE FULL SIZE BOTTLE!! Leave a comment here or on my Purex Insiders post from yesterday and you will be entered-that easy! Good Luck!!!
Go here  to sign up to receive a FREE sample of Mist 8. Mist8 is a revolutionary new all-purpose cleaning spray that tackles the 8 most grueling home cleaning tasks for you.
Sign up for Kellogg's coupons here.
Go here to sign up for a free pack of Scrubbing Bubbles Kitchen&Dish Sponges. Only 3,000 available so hurry and claim yours!

You can print a coupon for $1/2 Bob Evans Reafrigerated Side Dishes here.
Thanks to I Love 2 Save in Belle Rive for sharing this! This week Kroger has the Charmin 12 pack for $5.99. Go here to load an eCoupon for $3/1 Charmin to your card. If you get the P&G Home Mailer, use your $1/1 Charmin coupon from that. If not, use the $0.25/1 from Sunday's P&G insert, which should double to $0.50 if your store doubles coupons. So you will pay as little as $1.99.
Amazon has Lipton Black Tea, 312-Count Tea Bags for $7.66. Select Subscribe & Save and enter coupon code LPTONTEA at checkout to make your total $5.36.

Yesterday I received my first Purex Insiders Shipment. I received a 4 load sample of the NEW Purex Crystals Fabric Softener and a coupon for a free full size bottle. I started trying it out and I must say I like it! The smell is wonderful! It works great on the clothes. On towels, it doesn't leave that "oily" coating on the fibers which enables your towels to absorb water better than if you used a fabric softener that did leave that "oily" coating. By the way-I will be having a drawing for a FREE FULL SIZE bottle of Purex Complete Crystals in the very near future-there will be 3 winners-so leave me a comment below if you want to be entered to win one!! Comment must be left TODAY March 1, 2011.