Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Annabelle will be removed from life support today.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Annabelle is still in the hospital on life support, and barring a micracle she will not be coming out of it.  She would not want to live like this.  She left no insurance, we are trying to get together the funds for funeral expenses.  Please pray for Fred and his sister and that the LORD would work a miracle if HE decides to.  We are still up North.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Urgent prayer request

We just got a call from Fred's sister.  His mother is in a coma in the hospital.  We will be heading to NYC tonight.  Driving.  Please keep Annabelle in your prayers, and us for travelling mercies.  It is a 1200 + mile drive.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Superpoints is still Invite only

But look at what I WON TODAY!

Grab this invite token to start winning too!  http://superpoints.com/wrpgs/yixmfd


Well, I had 4 people enter the giveaway
1-Frugal Floridians check out her blog, as well as her FB page, she shares nationwide deals!

Random.org selected #4 Congrats Rachel!  (who also happened to be the ONLY person who entered my first giveaway)  lol

Monday, April 11, 2011

Decent Bargain Day!

I got the coupon for the Free Full Sized Essence of Beauty Antibacterial Product at CVS from CVS Beauty Club on Facebook

I also got the coupon for Free (up to $2) individual Beverage or Candy from CVS on Twitter.  (They release things specially to their Twitter followers from time to time)

When I went to get the mail I had an envelope with a RAOK from a couponing friend she made me an 8x10 sheet of return address labels.  It was a simple gesture, but truly delighted me and made me think of this blog.

I also had an envelope from my father with 3 survival bracelets in it.  (my nephew is in MO in Army Basic Training, any my father has been making them for my nephew and his buddies)

There was an issue of Reader's Digest Magazine. (a gift subscription from my parents)

From Amazon I had this:

Which I got for FREE using my Swagbucks <<<<<----------- Seriously, if you are not a member, sign up at this link.  I've earned over $500 worth of stuff for FREE.

When I got to CVS I bought:
  • 2 4 pack AAA Batteries B1G1 (needed some for the puzzle) $3.99
  • A Gallon of milk $3.19
  • 8.5 oz bottle of Essence of Beauty Coconut Citrus Hand Soap $3.89
  • 20 oz Diet Sunkist (I was thirsty) $1.69
  • tub of 72 CVS Baby Wipes $2.77
  • and 16 oz of bubbles (made in the USA) the Speech Therapist said blowing bubbles will help Lydia with her oral motor skills $1.99
I had $2 ECB from the previous quarter, I had a coupon from the red machine for $2 off CVS baby wipes, The twitter coupon took $2 off the soda, and other coupon $3.89 off the soap.  I paid $8.xx and got $1.99 ECB back for the Bubbles (through tomorrow only, after Tuesday they are only 25% off)  I also scanned my green bag tag, so I am 25 cents closer to my next coupon.

Then since Fred had the same coupons from his card I bought:
  • 6 oz Gold Emblem Gummy Bears (Lydia's new fave treat)
  • 8.75 Essence of Beauty Pomegranate Apple Antibacterial hand gel
  • and a bag of pretzel sticks from a clearance shelf
I didn't pay a penny out of pocket on this trip.

Lydia's new word for today was erhm "booger"  haha (I'll take it!)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Scary moment!

On the playground before church this evening Lydia was climbing the ladder to get to the slide which she has done many times before.  The ladder (open round rungs) leads to a platform 5 feet off the ground.

When she got to the top, her one foot wasn't on the platform all the way, and though I was only a few feet away I was not there in time to catch her.  She fell like a rag doll straight to the ground and landed on her face with complete silence for what seemed an eternity.  (It was in actuality probably less than 10 seconds)  She landed face first in the rubber mulch and got the wind knocked out of her, and a few scrapes.

Extra special thanks to Miss Bettie and Darren for all they do on the church playground.  There are three people listed as playground superintendents but they rarely come to church anymore.  I am so grateful that Bettie and Darren have picked up the slack.  Every Sunday afternoon they make sure the mulch is raked to have even coverage around the playground equipment.  They also pick up trash that is left behind (Our church allows people from the community to use the playground as well) But most importantly they check to see it anything is in need of repair. 

I wouldn't be surprised if I have a gray hair tomorrow!

Friday, April 8, 2011


April 1, I won another drawing at freecrapple.com This one was for $25 Paypal!  Very cool

Today I just cashed out for my 19th Free Amazon Card from iRazoo.  I find with Amazon Mom and Subscribe and save that Amazon has the best price on disposable diapers.  If I pair that with my FREE gift cards from Irazoo and Swagbucks that it is an even better deal!

If you're not members of the best paid to search sites on the internet, go ahead and click on one of the links!  I've earned over $400 From SwagBucks and now nearly $100 from iRazoo!

I also got my months supply of popchips from the giveaway from Bein' E-Rizzy.

And I am still having a giveaway for 5 Blockbuster Express rentals - only 3 entrants so far!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Another new Pampers GTG Code


Not a member yet?  Sign up here! You can cash in your points for all kinds of goodies!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Join Gifts to Grow now and get 100 Free Points.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Pampers and Personal

New Pampers GTG Code SPRINGHASSPRUNG worth 5 points.

Lydia update.  Since beginning her speech therapy 6 weeks ago, she has really blossomed.

She can sign:
  • Help
  • Milk (we are using it interchangeably for drink)
  • More (with vocalization)
  • Please
  • Thank You
  • Book
  • Shoe
Her speaking vocabulary as increased as well!  Some of her new words/phrases:
  • why?
  • flower
  • I poo
  • pop
  • bubble
  • veggie
  • bob
  • larry
  • yellow
(I can't remember the last time I updated - but her vocab has at least doubled in 6 weeks.  I am thrilled with that!  Her speech Therapist Katie O. is too)

Superpoints - I got 3 new referrals on superpoints this week.  I just need one more to get to Platinum level.  You can get all kinds of rewards, Paypal, Amazon, Starbucks.  It is by invite only - so if you're interested please let me know as I have to generate an invite token.

All I do there is "spin" the Super Lucky button - and wait for a prize to pop up.  Several of my friends have been cashing out like crazy!