Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Target Deals This Week

First up is my Crayola Clearance deals. Also of the sidewalk chalk stuff and the glow station were 75% off at Target Tuesday. The 3 chalk sets were $1.24, the Rainbow Rake was $2.48 and the Glow Station was expensive at $3.48! The Princess Color Roll and the Window Markers were only 50% off. The color roll is 25 feet long with 19 different pictures and the markers were only $1.98 each. Can you say "Crayola Christmas!"
I am going to share with you how to score big on my other Target Deal. First you will need 2 coupons, go to Glades website for the printable buy one candle get one candle free coupon. The second coupon was in the paper a few weeks ago for $3 off a Glade soy candle. The 2oz candle is $2.99 at Target, you get both free. Then you go grab the Summer Time Ziploc bags that are 50% off right now, $1.16! Now you need all 3 items on the same receipt. So you can send in for the $5 mail in Rebate from SC Johnson. So. you spend $1.15 at Target, the price of a stamp and you get a $5 check! You just made $3, got 2 candles and 120 Ziploc bags!
A great deal is Keebler cookies at Target, Coupon Clippin' Mommy tells you how to get 3 bags for $1.50. Just in time for kids Halloween parties at school. The chocolate covered graham crackers are way good. Mandy and Abby over at Steals & Deals tell you what they scored at WalGreens this week. Stop over and see their deals. Also don't forget about getting Tinker Bell's movie for $1.99, everything you need was in Sunday's post.
Share with your great deal this week!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Finished Some Stuff

I finished and delivered the HHR clubs quilt on Saturday. It is going down to the So-Cal HHR Club's Tom's Farm event in November. The quilt is going to be with a picnic basket as a raffle prize. The quilt is about 65 inches square. It is meant to be kept in the car.

I also finished the Alice In Wonderland costume and delivered that today. I can't wait to see pictures of Alice. As soon as her mom post them I will link up to them.

As for now I am debating what to start next. I have my mom's machine until tomorrow night an will be picking mine up on Thursday on the way to the airport. I have a Thimbleberries quilt to make for a Christmas exchange due in November. I also have a fleece throw that is all handwork to make for another Christmas exchange due in November. I also have some Christmas pillow cases to make for me. Then last Friday I was asked if I could make a queen size quilt for Christmas. Yes I can. I am waiting for my new client to get me the fabric to start that this week.

What to do, What to do?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Tinkerbell Movie Coupon and Rebate

You knew this was coming. Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure is being released on Tuesday. Of course I have found a deal for you! First I have found a coupon for $10 off the DVD and Blu Ray combo.

Second I have found some pricing for you:
Toys R Us will have the combo pack for $21.99
Target will have it for $24.99
K-Mart is giving $10 off when you purchase the movie and 12" doll
WalMart is advertising on it's website the price will be $23.32
Best Buy will have it for $25.99

Third Rebates, I posted this rebate back with Snow White from Kernel Seasons, IF you didn't use it then you can use it now for $5 back by mail. Another Rebate for $5 back from Leapfrog. BOTH of these rebates will accept a photocopy of your receipt, that means you could send in for both rebates. On the back of the movie case is 2 proof of purchase tabs, one for each Rebate!

That means you could buy the DVD Blu Ray for $21.99 at Toys R Us, use the $10 off coupon and pay out of pocket $11.99. Then purchase your 2 Kernel Seasons products and mail in that rebate bringing the total down to $6.99. Then purchase your Tinker Bell book or toy form Leapfrog mail in that rebate and it will make the final movie price $1.99!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Life Is About The Free Stuff

I learn when I was single Life Is About The Free Stuff. I dated a lot of scum. A LOT!!! So I learned to order a big dinner, usually pasta, eat half and take the other half home. Free lunch the next day! Here are a few FREE deals I found today over at and from sites I visit.

I found a Noah's Bagel Coupon good Oct 30th for a FREE bagel! The coupon is one per a person so print one for everyone in your group.

Kids Eat 4 Free this website tells you what restaurant in your area kids eat 4 free each night. If you are travelling you can check that area too.

Kashi Granola Bar free sample. Also they have a $1.50 off coupon for a box a cereal, which is on sale at Target for $2.50 a box. You'd only pay $1 for cereal!

WalMart website has a Free Sample tab. They change offers all the time. Check it often to see what you can get!

Fisher Price is giving away a Free Geo Trax DVD. Delaney has watched her's a few times.

How about some FREE Lindt's Truffles. Go on over for your free 3 pack of truffles.

Don't forget about the Free Cookie and Kids Hot Chocolate coupon for Barnes and Noble this Saturday.

Go to websites of products you use. Usually they have a tab somewhere marked OFFERS or Offers and Promotions. You can find coupons, contest and samples there usually.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thirsty Thursday

Since I can't go out and enjoy Thirsty Thursday with $1 pints of beer, grab your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy my VERY random post! Please wait while I grab my Pina Colada.

First, here is a link to a coupon to use this Saturday, October 24th, only for FREE small cookie and Kid Size Hot Chocolate. It is one per a customer, so print one for each person in your group. Also it doesn't state for kids only. I will be getting free cookies and Hot Chocolate this Saturday, maybe a book too.

Now for those of you wondering if I bust out the blender each night, NO! I buy Lt Blender's Pina Colada in a Bag. I purchase them 4 at a time at BevMo. They are so easy to use. Pour rum to the fill line, shake, pour warm water to the fill line, shake and freeze. You can usually find one or two in my freezer.

Some of the blogs I frequent have some fun post going on. First Judy is getting ready to start another Quilt For an Hour. Don't you know I will be joining this one too. I already have some fabric pulled form my stash. Next Vicki has an interesting post on sewing machines, also you can see the block she made after taking Paula Nadalestern's class in Houston. Over at Steals and Deals they have more great coupon tips and give aways. I hope I win the floor give away.

I am still working away on the HHR club quilt. I need to have it done and delivered by 10 am Saturday morning. I have a few, 2-3 hours of quilting left to do and then the binding. The end is in sight. Then I will be dropping off my mom's machine so she can take a class on Saturday morning. If I am lucky I can get it back to finish off the Alice in Wonderland costume. I am really hoping to get a call form the Sewing Machine Shop in Walnut Creek saying my machine is ready!

By the way JoAnn's is having their Moonlight Madness Sale this week. There are some great deals, including 50% off coupons. I have started my donation basket for the Manteca Quilt Show. My theme this year is "A Box of Mystery." I picked up a beautiful box and am filling it with fabric, notions, books and patterns. Not everything can be used together but you will be able to enhance your stash. You wont be able to see in the box until you win it.

And there is a Quilt Show this weekend in Antioch at the fairgrounds. The featured artist will be Freddy Moran, y'all know I am going. I will be their on Sunday.

Okay I need to get back to quilting since my drink is gone.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This Week At WalGreens

This is what $56 got me this week at WalGreens. I had a savings of $84 and only $4 of that was previous rewards bucks. I also earned $13 Register Rewards to use next week. Some of this stuff will be sent to Scott. He is paying $5 for a toothbrush and another $5 for deodorant. I can get stuff so much cheaper, even if I have to pay to have it shipped to him!
I got 6 mailing envelopes, 6 quarts of Gatorade, 5 deodorants, 3 Mac & Cheese, 3 Chapsticks, 2 bottles of shampoo, 3 cans of Tuna, 1 Mascara, 6 Hershey candy bars, 2 cans of olives, 2 Colgate Toothbrushes, 2 bags of Chex Mix, 2 boxes Triaminic Cold Strips, 1 bottle of Theraflu, and 2 3 packs of Scotch Tape. Also not in the photo is 1 bottle of Starbucks Frapacino.
If you head over to Steals and Deals there is a Linky Box and you can see what other GREAT deals people got this week!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Lot Of Ground To Cover Part 2

So I have a few pictures to post of stuff off the sewing list.
This first photo is of Judy's Quilt For an Hour Freeze Frame. I am calling mine Twisted Christmas. I am hoping to quilt it while Scott is home. This quilt was made around 2 batiks I picked up at the Creation Station in Buelton last May. This is also the same quilt that I realized I had no White Kona Cotton. Thank you to Judy for putting in her blog that it is okay to use different prints of the same fabric if that is what's in your stash. I used 2 different white tone on tone prints in this quilt. Normally I would have gone out and bought the yardage I needed. Since this was Judy's pattern, she said it is okay to do it, to I did it! Thank you Judy for the great quilt pattern. I can't wait for the next one!

I did get Alice's Dress ready for the fitting. After the fitting it will just need buttons up the back. I also have the bloomers done. Last is the apron! I will be working on that later this week. I am just waiting Alice's mom to let me know when we can get together to try on the dress. It is so cute!

Next is HHR Clubs quilt. I am starting with the Phil's Drive fabric and I will be adding a few borders to make it larger. This is going with a picnic basket Scott and I are donating for the Tom's Farm show in Corona. They are having a ton of raffle prizes. My quilt has to be finished by Saturday morning.
And the last picture tonight is of Allison, Delaney holding Daphne at the hospital.

Later this week we will have more photos of the HHR quilt, my BOM for Two Creative Studios and my blocks for Block Lotto.

A Lot Of Ground To Cover Part 1

Okay it is Sunday and I have a ton to post about. We are going to do this in installments.

First, life in Iraq... I spoke to Scott today (we really talk everyday usually twice) and he was telling me about a small fire department on base. Station 4 is the Ugly Redheaded Stepchildren of the Fire Departments at Camp Liberty. Scott went out their today to measure for some bookshelves to be built. When he got their he found out that the "Station" is 2 small trailers, one to sleep in and the other is living space. Station 4 is at the Helo Pad and they can't ever leave! Another station has to bring them their food even! They do have a TV but were sitting on buckets and boxes to watch it. The guys asked Scott if he came across an old couch if he could get it for them. So Scott being Scott went and got them 2 couches and delivered them today. The guys at Station 4 were so happy that they gave Scott a Sweatshirt, I can't wait to get it!

So here is where this is leading, I have e-mailed Scott asking him to check with Station 4 to see if their is anything that I could mail them from here to make their life a little easier. I am hoping to have a list back in the next few days and mail a box in about 4 weeks. If anyone would like to purchase something for these guys I will have the list posted on my blog as soon as I get it.

Daphne is doing well. She had her 2 week check up last week and is almost up to her birth weight. She has also grown an inch! Not to great since she so skinny (not too sure if she is really our kid) that 0-3 month clothes are too big on her. She can wiggle her way out of the neck, usually the neck hole gets stuck on her diaper.

Delaney is a big help. I am having to keep an eye on her since she like getting Daphne out of her crib. She really like to walk around the house with her. Delaney also has started hiding the remote for the TV, that way we only can watch her shows. I only get the remote when she messes up her channel. She hides it before we go to bed too. Since the storm last week she has been sleeping with a flash light. She has killed the batteries in one already. The good part is she can't find her cow flash light so I don't wake up to mooing.

Me I am still working on the sewing list. Alice's Dress is about ready for a fitting before I put in the buttons. I need to get one more sleeve attached to the bodice and then attach the skirt to the top! I also laid out the HHR Club quilt last night. I also made my Block Of The Month, that I forgot to put on the list! Progress is being made. I will be downloading pictures tonight.

More to come in Part 2

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pina Colada & Vicodin Dinner

Really it makes for a good dinner, feeling no pain. I will say it may cause impaired judgment when making the list of quilting goals for the week. For some reason I thought that while I consumed my Pina Colada backed with a Vicodin Dinner I should make my list of sewing goals for the week.

Now on Sunday I post my Stash Buster report along with my yardage bust goal for the following week over on my other blog, Stash and Scrap Elimination Project. On Sunday I was of sound mind when I posted my goal of yardage to bust this week would be 3 yards. Not unheard of, very achievable. Monday night not being of sound mind armed with a piece of paper and a pen I make the following list of stuff to get done this week:

1. Finish Freeze Frame Top
2. 3 Pillow Cases
3. Alice In Wonderland Costume
4. Philanthropy Quilt Top
5. HHR Club Quilt Top

Not a bad list, only 5 things on it. Should I mention at this point that Freeze Frame only had border 3 of 8 on it and number 4 is pieced! I had been working on it for about 4 days. Alice's dress is about half way, bloomers are done and I am still thinking about the apron. Otherwise I am all over this list! I will also mention that I was an over achiever and also wrote next weeks list while enjoying my Pina Colada and Vicodin Dinner. That list may be lost in a sober moment!

As of 2pm today I broke my sewing machine and the repair man is in Walnut Creek! I can't get their soon enough. Thank God my mom also has a Pfaff and she is letting me borrow it. Really I can give up my kids at any given moment but not my sewing machine!

As for status on my list:
1. Freeze Frame Top is done! Photo to post this weekend
2. Pillow Case number 3 is when the machine broke
3. Alice's Hem is pinned and waiting mom's machine
4. Philanthropy Quilt top has only 2 more rows of blocks to be sewn together, this is when my machine broke
5. I have the fabric out for the HHR Quilt

I will post Sunday how I did. Also a Pina Colada and Vicodin Dinner does NOT impair you enough not to hear a 10 day old crying at 2 am.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Steal Of The Week

I am going to share a secret with you, I LOVE THIS BLOG, Steals and Deals. I get many good tips from them. Some GREAT coupons and rebates. I have learned how to stack coupons. Get the most out of Walgreens. Fabulous online sales. Inexpensive Christmas gifts, remember the Tag reading system and books. Also some great give aways, I haven't won yet.

On Wednesdays Steals and Deals post Steal of the week. I got a few this week, Thanks to my mom driving me on Friday after the doctor.

First Steal of the Week:
Now I know many of you got the movie after the mail in rebate for $5 but I got mine CHEAPER!!! I learned on Friday the Toys R Us lets you stack coupons. The movie was on sale for $19.99. Plus I had a Toys R US coupon for 15% off one baby item (they used it on my dvd!) taking my price down to $16.99. Then I had the famous $10 off internet coupon taking my price paid at Toy R Us $6.99. Now I am not done because I also have the Hefty mail in rebate of $5. My total price paid for Snow White DVD will be $1.99!!!

WalGreens was my other big score on Friday. I go in armed with a list, my coupons and my previous register rewards. I didn't take a picture of all I got but I remember most of it. I got a Gilette MVP Fusion Razor, 2 15 oz bottles of Johnson & Johnson Lotion and 1 of baby wash, 3 cans of Swanson Chicken Broth, 2 boxes of Oreos, 3 packs of Trident gum, and 2 Hershey Chocolate bars. For all of this my total savings was $29.45, only $4.50 was previous Register Rewards and my total out of pocket was $14.33! Plus I earned $7 more in Register Rewards to use this week! The other bonus is that WalGreens is also printing a $10 off a $25 purchase at Fashion Bug, I gave that to my sister. Hopeful I can use the next one.

I am going to share a coupon with you all. The movie The Proposal was released on Tuesday. Their is an internet coupon for $10 off Blu Ray and $5 off the DVD. Target has the movie on sale this week Blu Ray is $25.99 and DVD is $15.99. If you use the coupons your price would be Blu Ray $15.99 and DVD $10.99. This is the first movie I have seen in a theatre in 8 years, it is worth buying!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Greatest Freebie

So here it is, I think this is by far going to be 2010's BIGGEST freebie! FREE Disney Park Tickets!!!

There isn't much information out yet, it is to be released January 1, 2010. The concept has been released though. You sign up to volunteer at Disney's Give A Day, Get A Day website starting January 1, 2010. They will have a list of Charities you can volunteer your day for. Sometime this next year go and volunteer. Your volunteer time gets verified, then you will receive an e-mail telling you to log into your account. From there you can print out your voucher. You then take your voucher and ID to the park and enjoy your Disney Day!

There are blackout dates for using the tickets and vary depending on the park you choose to redeem your ticket at. They can be used in Florida and California. You must be a US, Puerto Rico or Canada Resident. Tickets must be redeemed by December 15, 2010. If you would like to upgrade your ticket you can pay a fee, park hopper or multi day pass. Tickets are non transferable. One ticket per a person. Minimum age to volunteer is 6 years old.

I am thinking we might try to get our Volunteer time in January or February so we can take Delaney for her birthday March 1st! Anyone else thinking about this?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Hole In The Wall Gang

I read about this wonderful project over at Vicki's Blog Field Trips in Fiber. Vicki read about it over at Jackie's Blog Canton Village Quilt Works. Isn't blogland wonderful!

Jackie's quilt guild has set a goal of collecting and making 2000 handmade pillowcases for Hole In The Wall Gang Camp. Last year her guild was able to donate 1600 pillowcases. The camp was founded by Paul Newman for children with special needs and their families. The children get to take the pillowcases home with them at the end of their time at camp.

I am committing myself to making 5 pillowcases. If anyone would like to join me I am mailing mine Veteran's Day Weekend. I would be happy to include anyone that is local in my box.

For anyone that needs a tutorial on how to make a pillowcase here is the link to Jackie's Tutorial. Here is one call Burrito or Magic Pillowcase. If anyone would like I could photo copy Liz's pillowcase instructions. Also if you Google Pillowcase Tutorial you can find additional instruction.

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Snow White DVD & Blu-Ray Deal!!!

First I promise a post about us soon!

Second I am going to share with you all how to get the new Snow White DVD & Blu-Ray Combo Pack for $5. Yes you read that right $5!!!

So first Toys R Us has the movie on sale for $19.99 and WalMart has it on sale for $19.96 this week until Saturday 10/10. Second there is a coupon (alternate coupon) that is hit and miss for printing for $10 off. Keep checking the coupon until you can print it, it is printing a limited number each day. Now your movie is down to $9.99 or $9.96. The third step is a Hefty mail in rebate for $5 with the purchase of Hefty plate cup or baggies. Once you receive the rebate your movie was $4.99 or $4.96!

Hefty has had coupons in the paper lately for $1 off Basic Paper Plates and $0.50 off the Elegant Paper Plates. Also I have heard some of the Hefty products are $1.97 at WalMart.

Also Kernel Seasons is offering a $5 rebate with purchase of 2 of their seasoning products. This rebate is good for a few different movies Snow White, Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, Santa Buddies or Up.

Go forth, shop and be frugal!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dear Scott

Special Reporter Heather Mompean here to announce to THE WORLD (but mostly to Scott) that Daphne is here and is doing AMAZING! She is an absolutely beautiful bundle that looks perfect from head to toe!

But don't take my WORD for it, take my PICTURE for it!

Scott and Dianah, Congratulations!!!

Oh - And I couldn't find Grandma at the hospital (she was hiding from me) to get the details of the baby (weight, length, etc) and since I didn't have a special wristband they wouldn't release info to me (good!) so we all have to make guesses as to what she weighs and how tall she is!

I will start with 6lbs 6 ounces, 18 inches!

Any other takers on the guessing?

UPDATE: I was WAY off - After speaking to a sore, but healthy and happy mom, I learned that Daphne is 8lbs and 20 inches. Grrr... but I didn't get the exact time.

I will guess 7:54am! LOL

Did I mention she is adorable?!

I think I am gonna have Moomp Photography branch out into birth photography - AWESOME!