Saturday, May 29, 2010

Organizing Tip #26 - Do you have the right container?

Okay... it is extremely important to have the right tools to get the job done!! If you are looking for some cool containers to declutter your mess just check out the container store! Click here!! I am so excited because they have one of these in Atlanta!! I hope to add this on to the trip when we go to the zoo!! Want to know more about this just click here!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Mega Swagbucks Friday!!

It's Mega Swagbucks Friday!! Yay!! If you haven't  signed up you might want to give it a try! I just love swagbucks!! I can't wait to order some great gift cards for Christmas shopping! For me, it's like Christmas shopping for FREE!!!

Mega Swagbucks Friday means that you can win alot more points today then on a usually day! This is just by doing a simple search!! (just as you would do at or

This program is totally free, but you can earn such great prizes!!!

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Organizing Tip # 25 - You can't do it all by yourself?

Take a few minutes today and talk with your kids about putting up their toys or picking up their laundry. Remember you may have to keep reminding them or "encouraging" them, but this will be a habit!! Once they learn to keep this habit it will take a lot of pressure off you!! The earlier you start training your child the BETTER!! haha!!!

I actually heard that kids performance in school and how they are organized at home are related! This makes sense if you think about it!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Organizing Tip # 24 - Where did ALL the old magazines come from?

Okay...Where did all these old magazines I own come from and more importantly, WHY are they still here? Take time to go through your old magazines and toss out old copies!! (or give them away) If you are keeping a magazine  because there is a recipe in there you like or an article you need...for goodness sakes just take out that article or recipe and throw the rest away!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pray for Brody Johnson!!

I want to take a moment to ask each of you to pray for Brody Johnson! Brody experienced a near drowning. His little body is going through a lot right now. Please pray for Brody and his family!! Currently, Brody is in China getting medical attention. He is from north GA! Please check out Brody's site. Just click here!!

Where Have I Been? if you are a regular follower you probably are wondering where have I been? Well, as most of you know, due to the fact that you are constantly late to work or the fact that it takes 15 minutes now to get through town it is planting season here in south GA! It is definitely in full bloom!! I can't believe all the tractors I have gotten behind this week!! I just laughed to myself because it seemed I was trying to run them over just to get to my tractor! Isn't that what you call ironic?

Anyway...I don't know who has lost more of his/her husband or me... He has decided to let me plant cotton for him this season! I tell you if it hasn't been one thing it has been another! Flat tires, missing parts, messed up hoppers...but somehow it gets done right...Praise the Good Lord!!

I am loving seeing the cotton start to "pop" up!!

Organizing Tip # 23 - Go through old photos

Take the time this summer to go through old photos! You will love the it is a good time to take out the doubles (if you had these made) and give them to friends and family members!! I recently was looking through some pictures only to realize that I hadn't even given away some photos I purchased for others... Crazy me!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

$1 Flip Flops!! YAY!!!!

I love flip flops!! So I was so excited to hear that Saturday, May 22nd, Old Navy will be having a gigantic $1 flip flop sale! There is a 5 pair limit but if you bring a buddy or a child you can get more flip flops!! At this price you don't have to worry if they get messed up!! Yay!!
Thanks for the heads up Sizzlin Savers!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Is it finally summer time?

Finally, it must be summer because I am sweating to death!! Boy, that is definitely south GA wording!!
I am so excited that summer is here and I want to plan lots of fun things with my boys! They are at such great ages and taking everything in their little minds!! I have planned several little trips in my head, but I wanted to share with you guys some fun and exciting things to do with your kiddos!! (or just with a friend) I will try to make my "trips" budget friendly!! Let me know if you guys have some great places to visit!! I would love to hear about them!!

My mom and I are planning to take the boys to Zoo Atlanta!! We have never been there, but my cousin, Lori, says it is great!! We are just making a day trip of it!!Click here to check out their site!! You can check out their hours and rate by looking here!! Click here to see if you would be eligible for a discount!! Because of the unlimited rides and vouchers for the gift shop we have actually decided to go with the premium pass! Plus this way we don't have to worry about packing a lunch!!

If we were going to be in Atlanta for more than a day we would definitely do the City Pass!! Check it out here! Lori said they did this and it was a great deal!! It really seems like an awesome way to go!!

Maybe we will find some really cute and child friendly place for supper!! Katherine, can you throw some ideas our way....

While in Atlanta, we are planning to go to Ikea!! Click here to check out Ikea!! I am sure excited about this!! They have all kinds of decorating and organizing items!! YAY!!! I have some really crazy clutter that I will be showing you guys soon and hope to get some items at Ikea to help me with my clutter projects!!!

Let me know what you are planning this summer.....

Catherine's $20 off $25 Purchase Plus FREE Shipping!!

Okay this is a great deal!! I am loving it!! I just purchased the cutest flip flops and bracelet for only $5.20!! Yah!!  Just use code 777006560 at checkout to get a total of $20 off any purchase of $25 or more. I also shipped it to a store near me, which means free shipping!! If you don't have a Catherines near you don't worry you can ship it to any of their parnter stores: Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, or Cacique!

Catherines currently has all accessories on a buy one get one 50% off sale.

These are the two items I purchased for only $5.20!!

Click here to see this bracelet and get started shopping!! This is one deal you can't afford to pass up!!

thanks for the heads up buck town bargains & hip 2 save!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

FREE Dollar General Item!!

Suave Invisible Solid 2.6oz is only $1.50, so use the $3/2 coupon from here!! Then it is FREE!
Thanks for the heads up Hip 2 Save !!

Coupon for Cinnamon Rolls!!

Click here to get a coupon for .95 off one tube of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls! I always get the small tube so I can spend the least amount of money!!
Thanks for the heads up Hip2Save!!!

Want a FREE Sunglass Cloth?

click here to grab a free sunglass cloth! My mama gave me the best sunglasses this year for Mother's Day, so I can definitely use this freebie!!
thanks for the heads up Shirley and Hip 2 Save!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Organizing Tip #22 - My Closet

Okay, so I am finally finished cleaning out my closet. Boy, you know you are in trouble when you still have shoeboxes for shoes that you have already thrown away! However, as part of my organizing task, I threw out the boxes. I also found a few clothes that I didn't wear anymore and I got those out of my closet!

Here is what my closet looked like before I started cleaning it out!!  I can't believe I am showing you guys this picture!

Here is my after picture! Sorry this isn't the best picture!

My first task was storing all of the winter clothes and blankets (I love blankets)! I bought the two most beautiful hampers at Ross.  They are a weaved style with fabric lids. I have one in my room and one in my kitchen area. (I know this sounds wierd, but it really blends well!) You would never guess they are full with winter clothing!

I also arranged my clothes by type and color!

Next, I went through my jewerly. I do have a jewerly box, but recently I purchased a jewerly organizer at Steinmart! Isn't this the cutest thing? I think it makes my closet look cute and it is so useful! I can actually see my jewerly, scarves, and sunglasses! I can see my opinions and pick out something quickly!! I still keep my "better" jewerly in my jewerly box.

My new laundry hamper came form Ross! (I told you I am loving this store!! My local store gets items in each day!! Isn't this great??) My hamper matches perfect. It is black with a black and white pokadot interior! It was only $7.99!! I thought this was an awesome buy!!

The shoe/purse holder came from Target!! I didn't get this on a great sale, but the colors matched so well I just couldn't resist!! (I think I saved like a $1.49 haha)  This shoe holder is terrific because it is extremely long! This means I can easily fit one or more pair of shoes in each compartment.

The only thing I regret with my closet is that I didn't purchase more of these hangers. I can hang up to 4 pairs of pants on each hanger! I really liked the way this looked!! It just looks organized!!

I finished up by placing my shopping basket on top of my shelf. (That way I can grab it as I head out the door.) I also put my decor boxes in an organized fashion.  Each box has different items in them.  Like one has ties, one has my larger fashion accesories, etc.  I also added in some picture frames .... and that is my closet!! There are still a few more things I want to do...but there is only so much time! When I do more I will let you know!! Any suggestions...

I would love to see some before and after pictures of your closet!! Feel free to send them to me at!! I might just post them!!

Also, please leave me a comment letting me know if you are enjoying the organizing part of this website. I really want to inspire and encourage my readers! I want to give you guys the information you let me know what you want!!

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Are you having a baby? Need a blanket!!

Get a free First Hugs baby blanket in white, blue, or pink. Originally this blanket is $29.95! Plus FREE shipping!!! is totally FREE!!! Can't bet that!!! Click here to get the blanket!!
Thanks for the heads up ginaskokopelli & Maven of Savin'!!

If your boys are like mine....

Well, if your boys are like mine, you probably will like (or NEED) this deal!!

Get a FREE First Aid Kit from Johnson and Johnson AND $15 in coupons, when you purchase 3 Band Aid Bandages, Neosporin, or Purell Hand Sanitizers!
Here is a current publix deal you can use with this!!

Buy Two Band Aid products (Advantage Buy $2)

Buy One Neosporin (unsure of price - 3.99 last week)

Use $2/1 Neosporin and Band Aid Coupon from Green Advantage Buy Flier (Publix Store Coupon)

Use $.50/1 Neosporin coupon from 4/25 SS or 3/14 SS or here

Use 2 $.50/2 Band Aid coupons from 4/25 SS or 3/14 RP

Submit for FREE First Aid Kit here

Thanks for the heads up Publix Penny Pincher & Mojo Savings!

FREE 8X10 Canvas!!

Wow!! I am sure excited about this one!! Canvas People will place your favorite photo on canvas – for FREE. I love FREE! You can get the 8 x 10 for free!! You do have to pay the shipping! Go here for the details!!

Thanks for the heads up Mojo Savings!

Back to the Closet!!

Back to the closet...I hope to finish my closet today! If so, I will have up pictures this afternoon!! I got some good deals on things for my closet and I can't wait to show you!! Check back with me this afternoon!!

High Value Lunch Meat Coupon!!

Go here to print a new coupon for $1.00/1 Deli Fresh Deli Meat! This is a high value coupon on lunch meat!! Not to mention you can listen to their song! haha!!
Thanks for the Coupon Katrina!!

Home Made Simple Coupon Booklet!!

You need to grab this coupon book! It is free and will be sent directly to you!! Even if you got it before you can get it again!! It is the Home Made Simple Coupon Booklet! Just click here to grab your coupons!
Thanks for the heads up Coupon Katrina!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sentimental Decor!! you have some sentimental objects that are important to you, but you just don't know what to do with them? I have lots of things I like to keep! (I guess that is why I am the clutter queen! ha ha!!) I  recently came across some items that belonged to my great grandmother and wanted to do something unique with them.  After much thought I decided to put them in display box. I knew this way they would be safe from my boys and I could actually use them as decor. 
The purse on the left actually belonged to my mama! She used it all the time when I was little!!
I even kept my great granny's suitcase and placed it on the ground beneath the objects! It still has her writing on the tag!!
Do you have a project like this? Send us some pictures at!!

SUPER Excited!! a few days ago I shared with you guys that I was going to start tackling my closet!! I am still working on it! Don't worry...even though it will totally embarrass me I will share the before pictures with you guys!!

Let me go ahead and share this with you!

I LOVE ROSS!!! The store that is....They have the best stuff!! The one where I live gets new stuff everyday!! It is amazing!! I purchase the cutest laundry hamper today for $7.99!! To me....that really is unbelievable price!! It had a little "nick" in the paint and they even give me 10% off with no hesitation!! So always ask....

I also got my sons some John Deere socks (saving for Christmas stockings)!! They were only a dollar!! John Deere stuff can be so expensive so I was super excited about this deal!!

My friend, Jennifer, tried to tell me how amazing this store was...I should always listen to her!! She is the best shopper!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

God is Great!!

I want to share you with you a little personal story about something that happened to our family this week! This past Sunday at Sunday School we talked about giving back to the Lord. Of course, we discussed how we could give back with finances, time, and talents.  My family has always felt it is important to give our tithes. (However, there have been times in our lives where we weren't as faithful about giving.I know we just need to trust God and he will take care of us! )  I remember one time when my husband first started school and it was either pay the tithes and we would be running extremely low or keep the money. We paid the tithes and later that week a check came in that we didn't even know we had coming.

This past week a similiar situation happened... I couldn't believe how God worked this, but it is totally amazing to see him at work.  It is time for us to renew our contract on our apartment. Of course, our apartment company offered us a free month if we stayed another year! They are awesome and I just love living here!! I really didn't expect to get much more of a "discount", but I asked anyways! They came back with a lower offer AND told us they would divide our free month into the 12 monthes making our rent lower! I was so excited!! I love our apartment and really want to stay here! That night, when my husband and I went to bed he said he couldn't believe that we would be saving that amount of money a month.  When he said the amount of money we would be saving I asked him if he was sure. Of course, he said he was and guess what....that is the exact amount of money we pay out of his check for our tithes!! Isn't that amazing!! Our rent is not an even number, so that just does to show you even more that it is God!! I really feel like he was just sending us another one of his blessing!!

The point of this story isn't to say, " I tithe. I am so good." (Trust me I am definitely a sinner and I think God for loving me anyway.) The point is that isn't it awesome how God blesses us and loves us!! I need to do more for the Lord and devote more of my money, time, and talents to him! I am so glad he sent his son, Jesus, to die on the cross for us that we can be saved if we just believe in him and accept him into our hearts!! To God be the Glory...Great things he hath done!!!

Just a suggestion.....

Okay...if you know you are going shopping and you are heading to a certain store then go online to check out their website!! You just never know where coupons could be hiding!! For example, I knew I was going to Steinmart today to pick up just looked and their website and signed up to receive their e-mails and wow!!! a 20% off coupon!!
So...remember to check those websites and if you come along some good coupons let us know!!
Click here to grab that Steinmart coupon!!

FREE MP3 Player!! is offering the Eclipse Clip 2GB MP3 Player for $10.00. Plus, purchase it between 5/3/10 and 6/7/10 to receive a $10 Rebate!! So.. it ends up being free! You do have to pay shipping $4.17! I love this deal!! Make sure you apply for your rebate after ordering your player! Remember it is only one rebate per household! The site will tell you how to get your rebate! Click here to purchase your player! Click here for directions on getting your rebate!
Thanks for the heads up Freebies 2 Deals!!

FREE aspririn at CVS!!


Click here to get a coupon for $1 off bayer aspirin! This week at CVS their small size bottles are only a $1! So...that makes it FREE!!
Thanks A coupon chick!!

More Wal-Mart Samples!!

Go here to get lots of free Wal-Mart samples!! It is definitely worth requesting because you can usually get coupons with the samples!! Yay!!
thanks for the heads up A Coupon Chick !

Monday, May 10, 2010

Another Free Sample!!

Click here to get a free sample of this cream!!
Thanks for the heads up Deal Finding Chik!!

Free Sample of Deorandt!!

Click here to get your free sample of Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant!!
Thanks for the heads up Deal Finding Chik

Organizing Tip #21

So I finally took a minute to clean out this old junky drawer!  I hope my post will encourage each of you to clean out something you have been dreading!! Up closet...this should be interesting!! hahaha!!

My drawer started off filled to the top with papers, receipts, bills, etc. (and No I didn't add to it) I am embrassed at the fact that I could hardly open and close the drawer without something getting suck or falling out!! So the first thing I did was to unload the drawer and throw out all the trash! I then paid all my bills & filed my bills and receipts in folders I purchased at Wal-Mart. Since we live in a small apartment I don't have a lot of room for storage, but I placed the folders below my desk drawer and I also decided to move my printer down there, so I would have more room on the top of the desk to work! However, I didn't like the way it looked! Even though, it was clean it just wasn't very cute so I headed to JoAnn's and purchased some on sale fabric. I made this little piece to cover up the the books and files under the desk!! Well, this lead to....recovering the chair and making the wall canvas area above my bed! I have been wanting to do this for a long time! Since I was putting my fabric under my drawer anyway I decided to just go ahead and do the other jobs in my room I had been wanting to do!!

There was a lot of my son's "art work" in the drawer! I really wanted to keep some of it. While at Michael's I found these cute scrapbooks for $3.33, so I purchased two. (one for each of my children) I placed their art work in there for safe keeping! There were also a few items in the drawer that my husband needed to go through. He seems to like to wait until things build up and then go through them all at one time! I took these boxes (that matched my scrapbooks) I purchased at Michael's last week for $1.50 each!! Now his junk (I mean paperwork) is neat looking until he gets a minute to go through it!! I uses simple ziploc bags to hold certain items together, 2 photo cases for small items (purchased at Michaels), and a photo pen case for all my pens and pencils!!

My mom also got this organizing tray for my husband so when he comes home he can put all his stuff in there instead of in the drawer. We have had it a while, but finally got it in a place to put it to good use!

Life is like cleaning out this drawer in the way that when he get rid of all the trash (drama) in our lives we can see the useful things and semimental aspects of life and begin to enjoy them!! Plus you realize one good thing really can lead to another!!

Here are the afters!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I hope everyone has a great day! Happy Mother's Day!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Organizing Tip #20

Take a few moments (or more) and download your camera!! There are sure to be lots of exciting things happening this summer and you will want lots of pictures!! So download now....also take an opporunity to charge your camera battery or put new batteries in your camera case. (dependable upon how your camera works) Last year we went to Sea World for the day and I was so excited to get to use my new camera! However, I forget to charge the battery...guess what...after the first two pictures or so the battery went dead...I was so sad...Don't let this happen to you...make sure to get some great pictures!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Day 5 of 50 Days of Music!!

Yay!! Disney is giving away an MP3 every day for the next 50 days on their Facebook and/or Twitter page!  Click here to get to their facebook page! Today’s song is Aladdin’s “One Jump Ahead”.
Thanks so much Kristin for the heads up! I put it on our computer and my little one loved it!!

Naturalizer Coupon: $10 off $10!!

Naturalizer has a great coupon out for $10 off a purchase of $10 or more! To use this coupon be sure to enter code ECW410!! Plus until May 10th they have free shipping!! Let us know if you find any great deals!! Click here to get started!!

Join Ebates Now To SAVE Money...

Go HERE now and sign up for ebates!! Basically, this program gives you back money for shopping online!! It is so simple and you will get $5 back the first time you use it!! I have already got my first check so I know it works!! I am loving it.....

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Organizing Tip #19

Okay...I would have never thought about organizing books like this,  but doesn't it look great!! I love this idea and just might have to try it this week! Last week, I went through my bookshelves and started getting rid of some books that we no longer have need of....It really cleared up lots of room! It felt great to get rid of a few things we no longer need! I plan to donate the books or give them to a family member or friend that might want to read them!!

NY Sale!!

Yay! 50% off everything in stores and online!! Isn't that great? However, make sure you notice that it doesn't include clearance or redline deals! However, this still could make for a great sale!!
Let us know if you find some great deals!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I love Comments!!

I love comments from readers! It lets me know that someone is reading what I post and hopefully using it!! It really brightens my day!! Please let me know what kind of deals you like best, what you like about our site, and how we can improve!! We appreciate you taking the time to read our blog!! We know your time is precious and we appreciate you sharing some of it with us!!

FREE Mouse Pad!!

I love Rite Aid, so I was super excited to hear about their latest coupon!! You need to check out the new Video Values coupons for May and make sure to note the one that is valid for a FREE Photo Mousepad ($12.99 value)! Isn't this awesome? I know just the picture to use....
Thanks for the heads up Collin!!

FREE 8X10!!!

In honor of Mother’s Day, Walgreens Photo is offering up a FREE 8×10 Collage Print now thru Saturday! Click here and get started!! You can create your print and make sure to enter the coupon code  GOODTHOUGHTS at checkout. I always "ship" to store, so this item is totally free!!! I just pick it up when I have time!! I love these photo deals!! Don't you?
Thanks for the heads up Collin & Wild for WAGS!!!

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