Friday, April 30, 2010

Glory at the Gardens

Returning for another exciting year to Busch Gardens is the jam-packed festival
of music and fellowship you know as Glory at the Gardens. Be sure to stop by on
May 1, 8 and 15 to see your favorite top acts in Contemporary Christian, Christian Rock and Gospel perform. Go here for more information.

Gotta Love It

I love Sales, Deals, Couponing Yard Sales... Really, Anything that will save me money:) So, Today I gladly went to the start of the Semi -Annual kids Wee-Cylce Consignment Sale for our area and it happened to be right here on post:)

I got a couple of button down shirts for Cohen's new bow tie look and a couple of things for Madison but what I really loved was the deal I got on this adorable basket $6.00 (I love baskets) I'm sure it will be of many uses in the future. I can hear AJ say... What do you need another basket for?, like he's sitting right next to me. My answer, "Umbrellas, Baby."


Free Aveda Hand Relief Sample. Go here to print out the offer and take it to any participating salon/spa or store to receive a free lavishly sized Aveda Hand Relief sample.

Get a free sample of Bounty Paper Towels from the Sam’s Club website here. You must have a Membership Number to get your sample.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Kelly at reports Harris Teeter will be tripling coupons that are .99 cents and under 4/28-5/4. I LOVE me some triple time. I usually get alot of free and very cheap stuff especially cleaning products. You can use 20 coupons per person per day. Go here for a good list of coupon match ups.


Free Sample of Eucerin Daily Skin Balance. Simply fill out your information here to receive a free product sample while supplies last.

Go here to choose your free sample of new Pantene Customized Care and then either login or sign up to get your samples.


Go here to get a Free Sample of John Frieda Root Awakening
Stronger, more manageable hair starts at the roots.

Want a Free Aveeno Nourish Hair Care Sample?
Go here to Become a fan of Aveeno on Facebook to access the free sample form.

Free Sample of Loreal Everpure and Everstrong
Visit the website here and click on Special Offers & Savings in the bottom left corner and then you will be able to choose a free sample offer. You must register first to sign up for the offers.

Free Gas-X Thin Strips. go here to
Sign up for a free sample and coupon.

Free Gillette ProGlide Razor. Until May 1st) Gillette will be offering the first 1,000 people to sign up here each day a free sample.

1) Click "Get Started"
2) In the PIN field, paste this unique PIN number: cHFPcWFUUStBZWc9
3) Click "SUBMIT"

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Free Gillette ProGlide Razor. Become a Fan on Gillettes Face Book page and be one of the first to try the new Fusion ProGlide.
For the next 10 days (until May 1st) Gillette will be offering the first 1,000 people to sign up each day a free sample.

Go here to Sign up for a free sample of OB Mighty Small Tampons.

Win Free Reese’s Cups. Go here to enter for your chance to be one of 10,000 lucky fans to win free Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Ends May 17th.

Go here to receive a free sample of Dove Men + Care Body Wash.

Free Gold Tote Bag
1. Register here for the Red Gold online e-newsletter, Tomato Country.
2. Purchase at least one can of Red Gold Brand tomatoes.

3. After registering, enter the 12 digit UPC barcode on the back of the label and the 14 digit product code found on the top or bottom of your can.
Offer Valid April 19, 2010 to May 7, 2010 or while supplies last
Limit 1 tote bag per house shold address

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Memorial Garden

This weekend we had the privilege of helping Madion's school create a memorial garden for 2 children who were killed in the Hatti earthquake while attending a funeral for a family member. The children weren't in Madison's class but that didn't matter we were very happy to help. Children are a blessing from God and there were a lot of little blessings out there getting their little hands dirty just to do their part.

The kids trying to clean out weeds and rocks from the garden
Alison and Cohen were the biggest helpers. I was so proud of them. Even Jack was hauling heaps of grass to clear it out.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Free Sample of Loreal Everpure and Everstrong
Visit the website here and click on Special Offers & Savings in the bottom left corner and then you will be able to choose a free sample offer. You must register first to sign up for the offers.

Free Sample of John Frieda Root Awakening. Go here
to request your Sample

Free Ensure Shake. Go here to receive coupons for a free Ensure shake, plus a coupon for a discount off of a 6 pack.

Free Yoplait YoPlus
Create your profile here to sign up to receive the Betty Crocker email newsletter, access exclusive member benefits on, and receive a coupon for your free sample of YoPlus.

Free Sample of Parent’s Choice Infant Formula
Sign up here for your free sample from Walmart.

Free Myoplex Nutrition Shake. Go here to
get a coupon good for a free EAS Myoplex shake.

A Monring Prayer by Lisa TerKeurst

"Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name." Psalm 86:11 (NIV)

It is very early in the morning. Not many people are stirring yet.

Though my body begs me just to roll over and go back to sleep, my soul is stirring to get up and go sit with Jesus.

Though I can't physically see Him, I know He is present.

I decide to open my Bible to the Psalms and use the verses I read as prayers to start my day.

And the more I pray those verses out loud the less I hear all the nagging things of the world. A beautiful melody of truth starts to rise up and suddenly my worries fade in the light of God's truth.

His perspective on things that are troubling me starts to over shadow my anxiety. Like shade on a hot summer's day, I feel relief in His presence.

I know that He is preparing me for what I will need throughout this day. He is already standing in every minute of my day and He sees what I will face. So, He's equipping me to be able to handle what is ahead of me with His gentle boldness, quiet strength, and loving grace.

In Psalm 81:10b, God instructs me, "Open wide your mouth and I will fill it." He will give me what to say today. What to say in happy moments. What to say in aggravating moments. What to say in moments where I feel insecure and what to say when I feel completely confident. What to say in disappointing moments. What to say in response to questions.

He also reminds me that sometimes it is good to keep my mouth closed and say nothing at all.

All the words that rumble about in my brain and those that will proceed out of my mouth, Lord, You be the author of those.

Psalm 84:1 reminds me that G od's dwelling place is lovely. So, I ask God to dwell in me richly. I want Him to be what radiates about me. I want Him to be my pretty today.

Not my hair. Not my outfit. Not my efforts. But simply Him and His spirit dancing invisibly about me... shifting a wrong attitude, guarding my words, and whispering constant truths into my heart.

Psalm 86:11 is what I ask the Lord to give me. "Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart..."

Lord, may nothing separate me from You today. Teach me how to choose only Your way today so each step will lead me closer to You. Help me walk by the truth and not my feelings.

Help me to keep my heart pure and undivided. Protect me from my own careless thoughts, words and actions. And keep me from being distracted by MY wants, MY desires, MY thoughts on how things should be.

Help me to embrace what comes my way as an opportunity...rather than a personal inconvenience.

And finally, help me to rest in the truth of Psalm 86:13a, "Great is your love toward me."

You already see all the many ways I will surely fall short and mess up. But right now, I consciously tuck Your whisper of absolute love for me into the deepest part of my heart. I recognize Your love for me is not based on my performance. You love me warts and all.

Have mercy, that's amazing.

But what's most amazing is that the God of the Universe, the Savior of the world, would desire a few minutes with me this morning. Lord, help me to forever remember what a gift it is to sit with You like this.

Dear Lord, I love You. All that I have read here is the desire of my heart. I know and confess that sometimes my actions and reactions betray my love for You. Please forgive me. Thank You for Your grace that is able to recognize this new day as a new chance to walk closer with You. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Stop Clipping!

Several months ago; one of my best friends and fellow blogger told me to STOP cutting coupons. She had been to a seminar and the lady showed them a different way of storing coupons. This is it. A simple combination of a $5.00 filing basket, hanging file folders and Manila folders.
When you get the Sunday paper, you just write the date on the tab and file the inserts in that folder. As you search the blogs for the sales they tell you what coupon, how much it's worth, the Sunday date it came in and the insert it's in (RP, SS, etc...)
I absolutely love this method. It is so fast. Now, I do still have my huge note book for the blinkies and other clipped coupons I collect but I no longer have to sit there for hours cutting and going through plies to clean them out:) Thanks Kelly

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Proctor & Gamble is offering a Free Sample of Cascade ActionPacs. Go here to sign up or login to P&G Everyday Solutions to get a free sample and coupons.

Hair Bows

A Tisket... A Tasket; Not enough hair bows in your basket??? My Friend, Sheri, over at Purely His is giving away a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Picture Perfect Hair Bows. Go here to enter on Sheri's Blog. The winner will be chosen randomly on April 23rd. If you blog about this on your site you will get 2 entries:) Good Luck!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Peta Celebrates Earth Day

Since Earth Day is right around the corner, PETA Kids wants to help you get off on the right foot. So they're giving you a chance to win a pair of these slip-on leather-free shoes!

Go here to complete the registration form by April 19th for your chance to win. One lucky boy and girl will be chosen at random and notified on April 20.


Free Sample of Lever 2000. Go here for a Free 1oz sample bar from Costco’s website. No Membership ID needed.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Free Sample of Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner
Moisture or Repair conditioner samples available.

Free McDonald’s Fries on Fridays
Every Friday during the month of April receive a free small fry at McDonald’s with a ny purchase.

Free Sample of Dove Men’s Body Wash
Receive a free sample of Dove Men + Care Body Wash.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Great Faith by Micca Monda Campbell

Then Jesus answered, 'Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.'" Matthew 15:28 (NIV)

I used to covet others' faith. I'd watch the spiritual "giants" in my church and community and wonder why they were given a greater faith than me. It didn't seem fair. Even worse were people with great faith who never seemed to have any type of adversity. Do you know the kind of people I'm describing?

One day, I decided to get to know a person with obvious great faith. I think it was one of the best things I've done to increase my own faith. The first thing I learned was people with great faith got it from their abundance of trials, not from their lack of trials. Trusting God in one trouble gave them courage to trust Him in another. Before the y knew it, they had developed great faith in God. Great faith didn't happen overnight; it was a process.

Through the course of trusting God, we discover several things about great faith. First, it leads to great undertakings. Take the Gentile woman with a demon-possessed daughter found in Matthew 15 – pause to read her story if you can. She cried out for Jesus to heal her daughter, but she received no response.

This action on Christ's part can seem confusing. Therefore, it is important to know that this woman was not only a Gentile, but was of Canaanite descent. The Canaanites were an immoral people God had commanded Israel to completely destroy during their invasion of Canaan under the command of Joshua. Israel did not fully obey God's order and some Canaanites survived the invasion. This woman was their descendant. Nonetheless, this didn't stop her from appealing to Jesus for mercy and help.

Annoyed by her attempts, the disciples urged Jesus to send her away. She was a nuisance to them, but to Jesus the woman was an example of great faith. She was determined to do whatever was necessary to get what she needed.

Great faith also brings about great expectations. If you're like me, you often don't expect great results from your labors and prayers. This is because we lack faith. This was not true of the Gentile woman. She expected the Savior to heal her daughter.

That's not all. Great faith awakens great earnestness. This woman didn't play by the rules so to speak. She didn't care what others thought about her actions. Crying, she fell at the feet of Jesus and worshiped Him. I've seen this kind of earnestness in others with great faith as well. They pray with persistence until God moves.

Great faith conquers great difficulties. The woman kept on pursuing Jesus, begging even though He reminded her of her position as a Gentile, not a Jew. Christ responded to her request, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs" (vs.26). In other words, why should He give her, a Gentile, what He had come to give the Jews?

Her answer to that was to agree with Him, "Yes, Lord." And then throw herself on His mercy again by adding, "...even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table" (vs. 27). She understood that even one morsel of God's power was more than enough to heal her daughter. Pleased with her faith, Jesus commended her.

Finally, great faith achieves great victories. Jesus rewarded the woman's faith by healing her daughter. Our difficulties can be overcome by expressing great faith in Christ's mercy and love, which provide for our needs.

Great faith isn't given to some and not to others. It is a choice we make to trust and pursue God even when at first there appears to be no response.

Dear Lord, my circumstances call for great faith. Today, I'm ready to undertake whatever I need to do in this situation. I expect You to hear and respond to all my concerns. With earnestness, I promise to seek Your will in this area so that I may be more than a conquer. Victory is already mine because I trust in You. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Go here for your Free Stouffers Pot Holder
Register new account and get 100 points. Then Select earn points tab at the top. Next take 10-12 question survey.
Then redeem more points and select pot holder!

Free Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Sign up here to receive a coupon good for a free box or cup of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Cheesy Explosion.

Free “New” Fries at Jack in the Box on Friday 4/16
Visit any participating Jack in the Box on Friday 4/16 to receive a free small fry. No purchase or coupon needed.

Free Chips and Queso
Receive a free welcome gift of chips and queso from Chili’s when you sign up here for the club.
Find More Free Custom Color Layouts at April Showers