Archives for May 2014


My son Levi is almost 4.  He is hyper, crazy, and keeps me on my toes all the time.  He’s my littlest son (in size,not age) He’s always been little which is strange because the rest of my kids are off the charts with their height and weight.  He’s also always been the wild one! He does every crazy thing that you could imagine and he has no fear of anything or anyone. (not a good characteristic).  He’s always getting in trouble and being disciplined, yet he has this little smile that melts your heart.


So anyway, because he is  so small, he has had every test done imaginable to make sure he has no genetical problems.  I think he is so thin because he never ever stops moving, NEVER! He recently started complaining that his knees ached.  So we went to a few specialists and he ended up needing inserts for his shoes because his feet needed more support. This was causing the knee pain (or so they say…).  So he goes to a foot specialist and they cast his feet and make a mold that they sent out for his inserts.  We wait 6 weeks for the inserts to be done. Yesterday, we went back to the foot doctor to pick up his new inserts. They made these nice little camouflage inserts for him.  If you knew the price of these little inserts, your jaw would drop.  These inserts cost more than my mortgage payment.  Needless to say, I made sure that my son KNEW that he needed to take care of these inserts and not lose them. I made sure ALL of my kids knew that these were expensive and they were just for Levi and make sure they never remove them from his shoes.

So the thrill of his new inserts wore off about 30 seconds after he got them.  He said he didn’t like them and didn’t want them in his shoes anymore.  I had this long talk with him about why he needs to wear them and how much it will help him.  So as soon as we get back from the doctor, he takes his shoes off and puts on a pair of flip flops.  I put his sneakers back on and explained that he needs to wear his sneakers all the time or at least as much as possible.

Later on I see that he still has his sneakers on and I asked how his feet were feeling with his inserts, “good” he replied.  I was actually really impressed that he kept his sneakers on, so impressed that I had to ask “Levi, your inserts are still in your shoes, right?” His response “yep”  So for the rest of the afternoon we played outside, rode bikes, played a couple games and helped in the garden.  Perfect, he wasn’t complaining anymore about his shoes and he liked them. Or so I thought.

The boys were filthy from playing outside, so one by one I brought them all in and gave them a bath.  When it was Levi’s turn for the bath, he took his clothes and shoes off and I looked at his shoes….NO INSERTS.  Levi! Where are your shoe inserts? He said “I took them out after you put my sneakers on” Agh! Where are they, let’s remember these inserts were outrageously expensive! I see him walk out the front door, out behind the barn and over to the weeds.  He threw them down the hill into the weeds! Speechless! That’s what a lot of my day is! Speechless!

Coupon reset, print your coupons now :)

Head over to where all of the coupons have reset! You can print new coupons 🙂 Here are a few of my favorites that I am saving for upcoming deals:


Motts for tots $1 off


Frozen Fully Cooked Chicken

Perdue Chicken $2 off



Suave professionals $1 off

Post® Alpha-Bits®

Post alphabits cereal $1 off



Pantene $1.25 off


Speed Stick® GEAR™

Speed stick gear $2 off

BARILLA Italian Entrees

Barilla Italian entrees 0.75 off


Dial bar soap $1 off

There are lots more coupons available, head over to to print them and see the full list



Printable Coupon $5 off $25 at Dollar General

Head over to Dollar General’s website where you can print a $5 off $25 purchase, expires today.  You can also get this coupon on your mobile device by texting “5off” to 34898.

$5 Off $25

FREE Recipe Book – Healthy, Low Carb, Diabetes Friendly!


FREE 7-Day Prayer Warrior Experience by Stormie Omartian


Grab this FREE Ebook while you can.  Prices are always subject to change.



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Free Appetizer at noon tomorrow for first 50,000 people

Head over to the Tai Pei page at noon today where you can enter to win one of 50,000 free tai pei appetizers.  There was a great deal on these at Walmart a couple months ago so I bought them just to try them out and I have to admit they were great.  My husband and I loved them.  Remember the deal starts at noon and is for the first 50,000 people!

Top printable restaurant coupons!

Carrabbas-Buy 1 entrée, get $8 off another entrée

Bob Evans-Free kids smoothie with kids purchase

Outback Steakhouse-15% off entire check


Denny’s-50% off entire check

Smokey Bones-$5 off $15 purchase

Ruby Tuesday-Buy 1 Entrée get 1 50% off

Chilis-Free Appetizer or Dessert

Get A.W. Tozer’s The Pursuit of God FREE today!!

Download a FREE copy of The Pursuit of God FREE Today! 


Prices are subject to change.





Download to any ereader, tablet, smartphone, or read from your PC.  Just grab the Kindle reader app, and you’re all set.



The gardening has begun and I’m scared!

Ok, so my kiddos are having a fruit stand with our extra fruits and veggies this year.  This translates to a man as “go big” with the garden.  So we started most of our seeds in doors like we do every year.  Last year our tomatoes got a disease so we decided to let that spot of land rest and till up a new spot this year.  Here is the new spot…

garden 1

And here is the person responsible for the next pictures 🙂

garden 4

As you look at this picture of my husband, remember that I said, in his mind he’s thinking “go big” with the garden.  With the help of my dad, I came out today to look at the progress and this is what I found…

garden 2

A gigantic, enormously huge, astronomic sized garden.  BUT, there’s more….They didn’t till just one humongous garden, but….

garden 3

TWO humongous gardens!!!

I had to just sit in the chair and laugh.  I’m not sure what I am going to put in these gardens yet, but I’m sure they have a plan….right?



Headed to Wegmans? Score this cheap sunblock while you’re there

If you are headed to wegmans to score some of the deals that I listed here, make sure you pick up this wegmans brand sunblock, it’s only $0.49 after coupon.  The coupon is located near the pharmacy, in my store it was also located right next to the sunblock that is on the end cap.  You can score the stick sunblock or the squeeze bottle for only $0.49 after coupon.