Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Kmart Super Double Coupon Deals!

Today I went to Kmart to use some of my coupons with their Double Coupon deal, I of course, did not prepare very well.
Usually, I will check the sale paper and match up my coupons to the sales, but today I just wanted to get there! So, I went thru my coupons quickly and pulled out the good ones and headed over to Kmart.

I actually did get some great deals, but what a pain it was! Today was Kmarts training day, I picked the wrong day to go....it took almost 25 minutes to ring up my items. BUT, the girl was a sweetheart and she did a great job, even with the customers behind me huffing and puffing because it was taking long. Well, guess what? All of the other lanes were trainees too, so either way, you're gonna have to wait! AND, the system was running extra slow, they had been calling on them for 2 hours before I came in, so I had to let the waiting go, those poor employees : (
Anyways, I got 21 items, and paid $16 total! For some reason, I have a feeling that I should have paid even less, but the cashiers kept telling me everything rang up the way it was supposed to. I can't complain though, some of my bargains were

Glade-The Fragrance Collection 10 oz candle for $0.99

Degree Body Mist for $0. 99

Nivea Lip Conditioner $0.69

Dove Cream Oil   $1.39

Bic Comfort Twin 10pk Razors $1.49

Kotex pads $1.29

Crest Kids Toothpaste $0.29

These were the best deals I had to pay for, most of the other things were ok, but I wish I could have found some better coupons! Unfortunetly, I don't have a printer at home now, so I can only go with the coupons from the papers and magazines I've clipped!
Oh well, there's still time!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Lauren Nicole Gifts Review AND Giveaway!

If you are looking for a special, unique gift, I would definetly recommend heading over to Lauren Nicole Gifts! From gorgeous jewerly, to pet gifts, there is something for everyone! I was able to review the Monogrammed Purse Hanger, and I was very impressed! First off, it came shipped in a cute little bag, so if you are giving this as a gift, it's already packaged ready to go : )

When purchasing from Lauren Nicole, you are able to choose the fabric, thread and Initial of your choice. There are over 40 fabrics to choose from, ladybugs, flowers, sports, polka dots (my choice!), and then coordinate the thread, you've got an adorable gift!

I chose the Retro Dots with a brown thread, along with my initail K, and it came out so cute! Once I recieved it, I tried it out all over, the kitchen table, out to eat, basically anywhere I could hang it and it worked great : ) Now I don't have to worry about the bottom of my new purse getting dirty and torn up! And, it also looks cute just hanging out of my purse!

What I thought was neat was that I had alot of women ask me what it was, they hadn't seen one or heard of them before. So, aside from doing a review for my readers, I also got to inform a bunch of people about the purse hanger!

I have found a Christmas gift for all of the girls in my family, something that they won't get a million of, something that is different and will definetly be unique because I get to pick exactly what I want on it. And from the awesome selection, I can find one to fit each girls personality! One little sis loves Ladybugs, one loves Dogs, and my cousins like funky, cool patterns! And, at $11.95, it's a great deal!

I would definetly recommend heading over to Lauren Nicole Gifts and checking out her huge selection of gifts and jewelry. Whether it be for the holidays, a birthday, or even a wedding!, she has such a great site I've got a wish list of my own going to show my hubby what I'd like for my birthday/anniversary!

Here's the best part! One lucky reader is going to win a Personalized Purse Hanger of their own! To enter, head over to Lauren Nicole Gifts and let me know your favorite item! ( If you can choose just one!) This is a mandatory entry!

Extra entries-

1. Sign up for Lauren Nicole Mailing list ( 2 entry)

2. Follow Lauren Nicole Gifts blog ( 1 entry)

3. Follow my blog ( 2 entries)

4. Subscribe to my blog ( 2 entries)

5. Follow me on Twitter and tweet giveaway ( 1 entry, per day, leave a link!)

6. Blog about this giveaway ( 3 entries, leave a link!)

This giveaway will end on October. 10th! Winner will be chosen using Random.org and have 48 hours to claim their prize! Good luck and thanks for entering!

Thank you to Lauren Nicole Gifts for sending me this very cool purse hanger, I love it and enjoy using it! I will be ordering from Lauren Nicole in the future for sure!

AnyTime Costumes Review AND Giveaway!

I love Halloween, and I love picking out costumes for the kids! Now, it's getting close to Halloween and I'm having a blast checking out all of the cool, pretty, and hilarious costumes over at Anytimecostumes.com! There are costumes for everyone, Infants, Toddlers, Children, Teens AND Adults! The selection is amazing, from Princesses to Pirates, Whoopie Cushions to Hot Dogs, you name it, its available at AnyTime Costumes! The prices are very affordable, and right now you can get FREE ground shipping on orders of $45 or more!

We chose the Mermaid costume to review, my 6 year old daughter is in love with them right now! So it was decided, she wanted to be one for Halloween : ) What I liked is that she had a choice of mermaid costumes to pick from, not just one, there are 3 different costumes! She could not wait to open it and try it on! It is adorable, and she says it's very comfy! I was afraid that it might be too tight around the legs, and hard for her to walk, but it is perfect, and looks great. The long sleeved costume is also nice because where we live, we never know what the weather will be like for Halloween! It also comes with a Seashell headband to complete the look. Now she wants a wig, and we'll have the perfect little mermaid for Halloween.

Anytime Costumes is great for year round costumes, whether you have a costume party to go to, or your child needs a costume for school, you can find it on their site. They also offer many, many accesories to complete an outfit, along with masks, wigs and makeup! There is also a SALE section, which has so many great priced costumes, you're sure to find something you'll like.

I really love the fact that I was able to browse around, find the costume I wanted, and get it within days! You never know what you'll find if you take your chances on picking one up at your local store, and if you wait too long, you don't get a good selection. Here at AnyTime Costumes, you're bound to find an awesome costume, and KNOW you're getting what you want!

A bit about AnytimeCostumes-
 AnytimeCostumes.com is your year-round source for adult costumes, child costumes, plus-size costumes, costume accessories, theatrical make-up, masks, wigs, beards, props and holiday decorations.

AnytimeCostumes.com is a family owned and operated company. We began in 1975 as a retail party and costume store and grew to be Long Island’s leading Halloween and holiday costume supplier. In 1999, we expanded to the Internet availing our 30 years of retail costume expertise to the world. At AnytimeCostumes.com, we strive to differentiate ourselves from the other costume sites. We also ship 95% of the orders received by 2:00 pm Eastern time the same business day!

Here's the best part, one of my lucky readers will win their choice of costume, (Infant, Toddler, Child or Teen), all you have to do is head over to AnyTime Costumes.com  and let me know your favorite costume! (Mandatory entry)

Extra entries-

1. Follow my blog ( 2 entries)

2. Become an email subscriber (2 entries)

3. Blog about this giveaway ( 2 entries, leave a link)

4. Follow me on Twitter ( 1 entry)

5. Tweet this giveaway ( 1 entry, per day, leave a link)

6. Enter my Spread Heads giveaway (2 entries)

7. Enter my WAT-AAH giveaway (2 entries)

Giveaway will end on October. 10th. A winner will be picked using Random.org and have 48 hours to claim their prize! Good luck!

Thank you to AnytimeCostumes.com for this amazing costume to review, my daughter loves it and we will have a great Halloween with a beatiful costume!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Another great Anytime Costumes giveaway! www.akblessingsabound.com

I can't believe Halloween is about a month away! I'm already starting to check out costumes for the kids, but if you head over to http://www.akblessingsabound.com/, you can enter to win your choice of costume, Infant, Toddler, Child or Teen!
Head over quick, giveaway ends October 1st!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Anytime Costumes giveaway at Gerber Babies Blog

The Gerber Babies Blog is giving away a costume of your choice from Anytime Costumes.com, to one of her lucky readers!
You can choose any from Infant, Toddler, Child or Teen collections! There is a GREAT selection of costumes for everyone!

This giveaway ends 10/1!.Hurry and get your entries in!

Spread Heads Review and Giveaway!

Our family likes funny things, and Spread Heads is now a member of our funny little family! I never have a problem getting my son to use Ketchup, in fact, we have to tell him to STOP putting it on his food! But mustard is a whole 'nother story!
Well, I've found a way to get my kids to TRY mustard on their hotdogs and burgers, it's Spread Heads! Not only did it make the kids laugh uncontrollably, but it grossed out my sister!!! Now that's a winner here!
Ketchup Charlie has not left our bottle of ketchup, although it's pretty low since we introduced him to our home! And Mustard Marvin, well, my hubby really enjoys watching mustard flow out of your mouth onto his hot dogs, lol! We cannot stop laughing everytime someone uses them, they are just too funny! A bit gross, some may say, but if it will get my kids to try something new, I'm all for it!

If I could have thought of this, I'd be a genius! But someone else did, these funny yet particularly useful products known as Spread Heads are part of the mad scientist creations carried by Black Lab.
Head on over to check out their other products, just as funny AND useful as Spread Heads!

Want to win your own set of Spread Heads? Head on over to Spread Heads and tell me something I didn't mention! (Mandatory entry)

Extra entries-

1. Follow Spread Heads on Twitter (1 entry)

2. Follow Spread Heads on Facebook (1 entry)

3. Follow my blog ( 2 entries)

4. Become a subscriber ( 2 entries)

5. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this ( 1 entry, per day)

6. Grab my button ( 1 entry)

7. Blog about this giveaway ( 2 entries, leave a link)

Giveaway will end on October 2nd. Winner will be chosen using Random.org and will have 48 hours to claim their prize! Good luck!

Thank you to Spread Heads, we are having a TON of fun with our Ketchup and Mustard now : )

WAT-AAH Review AND Giveaway!

My kids like to drink water, but I always worry that they aren't getting enough! Now that they are in school, I send them off with a water bottle and hope that it's empty by the end of the day. My 6 year old LOVES to drink out of a water bottle, and I don't worry much about her. But my 10 year old son, well, he's more of a pop/sugary drink kind of kid!
When I got the chance to review WAT-AAH, I jumped at the chance! Not only did it look cool, the 4 different varieties each had something special about them. Brains, Bones, Body and Energy, each contains that extra something to help your child grow! And, with the bright labels, I don't think any kid could resist : )

I received my bottles of WAT-AHH, and put them right into the fridge, next to the juice boxes and mini bottles of pop. When the kids came home from school, both went straight to the fridge and said, "What is this? Can we drink it? Is it for us?"! And, they spent the next 10 minutes running around yelling about how they were drinking WAT-AAH! like the bottle says! I wish I could have video taped it, hysterical!  My daughter went right for the pink bottle (Body) and it was gone by the time I got their snack ready. My son, had to examine the remaining bottles to figure out which one he was going to drink, wouldn't you know, he picked Energy! As if he didn't have enough already, lol! I think he thought it was going to have some sort of flavor, but, knowing it would "give him more energy for his karate lesson", he chugged it away and said that it was some darn good water!
The next day, they both asked me if they could take the remaining bottles to school instead of their regular water bottles, I said sure! Both of my kids had tons of kids asking them about their water and where they got it, so they became the "cool" kids because of their "cool" WAT-AAH! My son took the Brain bottle, he had a spelling test that day, so it would give him more brain power, his own words!
I really, really love WAT-AAH, not only because it gets my kids to drink water on their own, but because it has that something extra that MAKES the kids want it, and it's good for them! When MY kids pass up a juice box, or a can of pop, I know it's a good product! And mabye some will say it is just bottled water, to me, it's way more than that!

Right now, WAT-AAH is available in SOME stores, but you can purchase cases online at Amazon.com! A 12 pack is $12, VERY good deal! You can also purchase WAT-AAH tshirts online to help spread the word! So take the WAT-AAH Challenge for yourselves, I bet you'll enjoy it as much as our family did!

Heres the best part! One lucky reader will recieve a WAT-AAH Prize Pack, filled with goodies and your own samples of WAT-AAH! You and your family will be able to check out this awesome product and take the challenge for yourselves!

To enter, head over to the WAT-AAH blog and become a follower (Mandatory)

Extra entries-

1. Follow WAT-AAH on Twitter (1 entry)

2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet giveaway (1 entry, per day, leave a link!)

3. Follow my blog (2 entries)

4. Become a subscriber (2 entries)

5. Grab my button ( 1 entry)

6. Blog about this giveaway ( 3 entries, leave a link!)

Giveaway will end on October 2nd! Winner will be chosen using Random.org and have 48 hours to claim their prize! Good luck!

Thank you to WAT-AAH for giving me the opportunity to review your product, and my kids thank you also! We have ALL become WAT-AAH drinkers here at our house!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Win a Tshirt from PeaceLoveMom at Shopannies.blogspot.com!

I love a comfy tshirt, and I love them even more when they mean something! Over at PeaceLoveMom, they have both! I love their variety of tshirts and long sleeved shirts, and they all have a nice "Mom" saying!
You have a chance to win one of your own, just head over to shopannies.blogspot.com, and enter her giveaway to win a PeaceLoveMom Tee!
I'm heading there now to get my entries in!

Win a Temple Touch Thermometer, head over to www.anutinanutshell.com

With the winter coming up soon, I know I'm going to have sick kids! And what makes it hard is getting them to keep the thermometer in their mouthes, at any age! So, I'm thinking this Temple Touch thermometer is going to be a great investment for my family!
If you'd like to try and win one of your own, head over to http://www.anutinanutshell.com/, and enter her giveaway to win one!
Hurry, this giveaway ends Sept. 22nd!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Nacho Mama Tee's Review and Giveaway!

I have said before, I LOVE funny tshirts! And when I find a company that has a ton to choose from, I'm in heaven! Well, I found another one.... Nacho Mama Tees! Nacho Mama Tees is connected with Crazy Dog Tshirts, but has a TON of different shirts to choose from. I could spend hours checking out their shirts and laughing at how crazy they can get, or how they remind me of back when I was a kid : )

I recieved the Wally World Tshirt, because, as a kid, I watched National Lampoon Vacation over and over, and still do when it's on! I always wanted to go to Wally World, and be like the Griswolds and have the park to myself, lol! So, wearing this shirt, I had 5, yes, 5, people ask me if there really is a Wally World now, or is it just a National Lampoon shirt? Which then I had to tell them where I got it, Nacho Mama Tees, and that I'd bet they could find something they would like! My hubby was a bit jealous of my shirt, (he likes the National Lampoon movies too), but I found a few more that will make his day!

Nacho Mama Tee's has a great variety, from Vintage T's, Movie T's, Funny T's and of course, 80's T's! They are always adding new shirts, so be sure to check every week for a new laugh! You can also follow them on Twitter AND Facebook to get daily updates and trivia for a chance to win a free tshirt!

With the holidays coming up, I know I can find the perfect gifts for my teenaged cousins and my sisters, who share my good taste in funny tshirts! Or, what a neat gift for a Holiday grab bag, find out the persons favorite movie or TV show, I bet there is a shirt on Nacho Mama! Truly, there is something for everyone!

Here's the best part, one lucky reader will win their choice of Tshirt from Nacho Mama Tee's! Just head over and let me know your favorite shirt! ( Mandatory entry)

Extra entries-

1. Follow Nacho Mama on Twitter (1 entry)

2. Follow Nacho Mama on Facebook (1 entry)

3. Follow my blog ( 2 entries)

4. Become a subscriber ( 2 entries)

5. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this giveaway ( 1 entry, leave a link)

6. Blog about this giveaway ( 2 entries, leave a link)

7. Grab my button ( 1 entry, let me know where to find it!)

This giveaway will end on October 2nd! Winner will be picked using Random.org, and the winner will have 48 hours to respond! Good luck to everyone!

And thank you to Nacho Mama Tee's! I have had a blast wearing your shirts, and know that I will continue to wear them proudly! : )

The Lazy Baker Review

I love to bake, but lately it seems like I never have enough time to bake up a storm like I used to. So, usually if I do bake, it's resorting to those premade squares that just pop right in the oven. Somehow, that just isn't as fun as really making a batch of fresh cookies!
Recently, I was able to review a product from The Lazy Baker, a company whos mission is "To help individuals discover their inner baker through the art of lazy baking: a fun, simple and contemporary approach to baking that doesn't sacrifice quality, taste or your time"! With yummy treats as Chocolate chip, Double Chocolate Chip, and Brown Sugar Pecan Shortbread, there is a treat for everyone!

I recieved Brown Sugar Pecan Shortbread Cookie mix, and honestly, it was as easy as 1, 2, 3! I enlisted the help of my son and daughter to mix the ingredients, and of course, lick the spoons and bowl clean : ) The best part, all I needed to do was add in butter and vanilla to the mix! Stir away, pop in the oven, and 15 minutes later, a yummy, wonderful smelling treat! I felt like we were baking, just the hard part was already done, and no mess to clean up or ingredients to put away!
Now, my kids normally won't eat any type of sweet that has nuts in it, but they gobbled the Pecan Shortbread cookies up! So much that I had to sneak a few away so I'd have some to eat later that night! Thats all they lasted, ONE night! These cookies were so good, they asked me if I could make them again, AND if I would make them for the school bake sale!
If you would like more info on how to order, you can go to Thelazybaker.com, and also follow them on Twitter! The Lazy Baker is not all over yet, but you can order their products online!
So if you're a busy mom, or just a mom that would like to bake but can't get the urge to do so, I'd definetly recommend The Lazy Baker, and you're just a few steps away from a delicious, tasty treat!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Winner of the LTD Chix Bag is...

Congrats to JanetFaye, the winner of the LTD Chix Shopping bag! I have sent an email to you, please respond within 48 hours : )

Thank you to everyone that entered! And a special thank you to LTD Chix, for giving me the opportunity to review their bags! This is a great company : )

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Crazy Dog Tshirts Review AND Giveaway!!!

I LOVE funny tshirts, and what I love even more is an inexpensive, funny tshirt! I found a place where I can get both, over at Crazy Dog Tshirts! I chose  the "Gizzy is the Shizzy" Tshirt, and not only have I gotten a ton of laughs, I've had at least 4 people strike up a conversation about the movie Gremlins! What a good ice breaker, wear a funny tshirt : )  I love Gizmo, I even named one of our family dogs after him, so cute!

I really love this shirt, it is more snug than a regular tshirt, so I don't feel like I'm swimming in shirt. But, it's also long enough to cover everything, I AM a mom, ya know! It is soft and comfy, but I do think I'll air dry it when I wash it, as it's 100% cotton. I don't want it to shrink and I've only worn it twice, then my Gizzy shirt wouldn't be so Shizzy anymore :)

If you head over to Crazy Dog, you will find a TON of shirts to choose from- Movies, 80's, Funny T's, Junk Food T's, Video Game, you name it, they most likely have it! My entire family has a little wish list of shirts they'd like, so I can easily find some holiday gifts and know they will love them!
Crazy Dog has specials on their site, such as the $9 Tshirts, the $6 Mystery T, AND every day one shirt is only $6.99! Those are great prices for a cool shirt! Neat idea for a Grab Bag gift or a stocking stuffer for the holidays! Shipping is SUPER fast, and the Customer Service has been great!

If you are like me and LOVE funny shirts, I'd recommend heading over to Crazy Dog and looking around, you just may find that shirt you NEED to have to add to your collection, or start up a new collection!

Crazy Dog can also be followed on Twitter and Facebook, where they give away a shirt a day, with daily trivia and other fun games! I've been trying, they are getting tough, but it's so much fun trying to answer some mind boggling questions at 10am, or thinking of a hysterical caption for a tshirt!

Here's the best part! One lucky reader will win their choice of shirt from Crazy Dog! All you have to do is head over to their site and let me know your favorite shirt! (Mandatory)

Extra entries-

1. Follow Crazy Dog on Twitter- ( 1 entry)

2. Fan Crazy Dog on Facebook- ( 1 entry)

3. Follow my blog- ( 2 entries)

4.  Subscribe to my blog- ( 2 entries)

5. Follow me on Twitter- ( 1 entry)

6. Tweet this giveaway- ( 1 entry, per day-leave a link!)

7. Grab my button and let me know where it's at! ( 2 entries)

8. Blog about this giveaway! ( 2 entries-leave a link!)

Contest will end on October 2nd!! I will pick a winner using Random.org and winner will have 48 hours to reply!

Thank you to Crazy Dog and your awesome selection of shirts, I love the shirt and will continue to wear Gizzy with pride!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Piggy Paint Review

I recently had the chance to review Piggy Paint, a nail polish made of all natural ingredients for little AND big girls alike! We recieved a bottle of Dandelion Dance (yellow) and a bottle of their Low Odor, Hypoallergenic Polish Remover! First off, I noticed that there is little to no smell whatesoever! Everyone in the house knows when one of us girls are painting nails, so this was a nice surprise to our noses.
I let my daughter paint her own nails, she's 6, and does a good job, but somehow I always find polish after she's done : ) She took off to the bathroom and had a blast! After the 1st coat, it was still a very light gold glitter color, so she put another coat on. It was very easy to wipe off the excess she dripped with a Qtip and a dab of remover.  What a pretty color Dandelion Dance is! My daughter liked it because it sparkles, and she is ALL about the sparkles! I decided I was going to do my toes, so we are matching nail polish buddies, according to Ash! The best part was, as we were painting our nails, hubby came home from work and walked right past the bathroom! He had no idea we were in there, because there was no horribly strong odor from the polish OR the remover!
The nail polish also stays on a long time, no chips for about 4-5 days, and my girl can get dirty! My toes are still perfectly sparkly, I've actually gotten a compliment from another mom at school : )

Head on over to the Piggy Paint website to see for yourself! A great selection of individual colors to choose from, and adorable sets that come packaged in takeout containers! What a great gift for the Birthday girl, or as the holidays near, a nice Christmas gift or stocking stuffer for the little Princess! You can mix and match colors, and also check out their Monthly Specials! Right now, the Girls Rule! set, norm. $27.50, is on sale for $23.50! Thats 2 nail polishs AND a bottle of Remover, GREAT DEAL!

And, if you would like to order, Piggy Paint has given my readers a Coupon Code for 15% off your purchase! Enter the code HEART15L to recieve your discount, good thru October 31st!!
Plus, if you spend over $25, you will recieve FREE shipping! Piggy Paint ships WorldWide!
You can also follow Piggy Paint on Facebook AND Twitter, to find more specials and deals thru-out the month!

I would like to thank Piggy Paint for giving me and my daughter the opportunity to try Piggy Paint, we had a blast!! I will definetly keep ordering from them, not only because we like the product, but it has given my daughter and I an opportunity to spend a little more time together doing something fun! : ) Thank you very, very much!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

The winner of Ageless Fantasy Perfume is....

And the winner is, lucky number 7!!! Tinagirl! I've sent over an email and you have 48 hours to contact me with your info : )

Thank you to all that entered, and I'll have more reviews and giveaways up soon! And thank you to Ageless Fantasy for hosting this great giveaway!

Sweetly You Review!

When I came across Sweetly You, I knew it was going to be a place that I would shop at in the future! Just by their selection of fragrances, and their LOW prices, anyone can purchase a gift, for themselves or others without breaking the bank!
I recieved the Premium Body Lotion and Solid Scent in PINK, Foaming Bath Butter in Hawaiian Breeze, Rice Flower and Shea/Shea and Cocoa butter cream, and White Ginger and Amber Solid Scent. I really loved how it's packaged, so pretty and everything just BEGGING to be opened : )

I have Psoriasis, so I always have to be careful of what I use on my skin. I used the Foaming Body butter first, and it smells SO, SO good! And what I noticed right off was that it made shaving my legs alot easier, that's where most of my psoriasis is! The butter makes a nice foam and spreads well.
After that, I used the Pink Body lotion, and again, smells wonderful! It's like I was actually using the Victoria Secret Pink lotion! When I went out later in the day, I used a little bit of the Pink solid scent, and hours later, I could still smell it. THAT is what I like in a product, a scent that stays on, and I don't have to reapply it 2-3 times! Also, with it being a solid scent, I can put it exactly where I want it, and it's going to stay there! : )
Last night, I put on the White Ginger and Amber scent, and passed by my hubby. He asked me what I was wearing, and said I smelled really, really good! This is probably my favorite scent of all, it's sweet, but not overbearing, and if I get a compliment from the hubby, I know it's a keeper!

What I like best about Sweetly You, is that now I can get the normally "High priced" scents that I like, for a fraction of the cost!And there are so many other scents to choose from, there is a goody for anyone. I am so happy with my items, I cannot say enough good things!
And, of course, you get a bag of Jelly Belly jellybeans, what could be btter than that?!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I'm looking for some migraine remedies... HELP!

I've been suffering from migraines since I was a teen, and up until about 5 years ago, took nothing but Tylenol to try and ease the pain. Then, my Dr. finally gave me Maxalt, which helped a TON, but after a year of being on the highest dose, it wasn't working anymore. Then he gave me Imitrex, and I've been on that for about a year. It helps, but it takes awhile to kick in, and it is SO darn expensive!! It's sad when I have to wait until the last minute to decide whether or not to take a pill, to know for sure I really cannot function before taking it. I get migraines at LEAST 4-5 times a month, so the meds are gone quick! And my insurance covers 9 pills a month, then I have to pay $20 a pill!
Oh and the best part?! I'm allergic to aspirin AND Ibuprofen, so no Excedrin Migraine, which I hear works well, or Advil with a cup of coffee for me! I've been staying in a dark, quiet room and praying that my meds will work, that's my remedy right now.
So, I'm looking for ideas, suggestions, basically, any help I can get on how to deal with and treat these migraines. I do know that I will get one a few days before my period, 1-2 during, and almost always 1 afterwards. I'm all for doing home remedies, the cheaper the better, and I'll try pretty much anything that is thrown my way, I'm desperate!
The worst part is they don't just come and go, they can last for days! 3 days of a migraine is pure hell on me, AND my family! The kids need their momma, so please, help this Momma out!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fun Scooby Doo giveaway at 3kidsandus.com!

I have always loved Scooby Doo, and now, my kids love Scooby too! I love being able to watch it together, remembering the old episodes and seeing the kids laugh! We love anything Scooby!Now there's a cool website with tons of fun stuff for the kids... www.scoobydoo.kidswb.com/zoinkspoints! Check it out : )
If you head on over to 3kidsandus.com, there is a Scooby Zoinks giveaway going on, to win a Scooby lunchtote and Scooby DVD!
This contest ends on 9/15, so head on over soon to enter!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Winner of the Snorg Tshirt giveaway is...

Lucky number #11- Amanda! Congrats, I have sent you an email, please reply back within 48 hours!

Thank you to everyone that entered, and I hope you come back to enter some new giveaways I'll have up very soon!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Make sure you check your CVS's!! 90% off summer clearance going on!

I just posted a few days ago that I had gotten some really good deals at CVS, 75% off summer sale. Well, I stopped in 2 new CVS's today, and they were already up to 90% off! Of course, not as much stuff as I 'd like, lol, but I got some cute rubber duckies for the bath tub and for a friends shower, one more beach towel, and a set of 4th of July banners,garland, and some funny sunglasses for daughter. All for under $5!
That is my kind of shopping! And I'm learning that picking up these deals and storing them does save a TON of money, I just wish I would have picked up on that a few years back... : )
Hope you all had a wonderful long weekend!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Some great deals at Walgreens and CVS today!

We stopped at Walgreens to pick up a desk fan for the hubby, and I only stopped there because I knew they had one for $9.99. So I actually found 2 different kinds that I liked, one didn't have a price on it. I figured it would be around $15, so we brought them both up to the register. Well, turns out they were part of the 75% off summer sale, and one rang up $2.24, and the other, $4.49! So, we got both for under the $10 I had planned on spending, whooo hoo!
Then later I had to stop at CVS, I saw a few things from their summer sale which just got marked to 75% off, and then I saw the table at the front of the store, here's what we got-

2 beach towels- Reg. 2/$10 paid $1.25 each!Have to check other CVS's for more!

Frisbee- Reg. 4.99 Paid $1.25

Bubble Dog- Reg. 9.99 Paid $2.25

Bubble Wand- Reg. 4.99 Paid $1.25

Rubber Ducky- Reg. 2.99 Paid $.50-I should have grabbed more!!!

Squirt water toys- REg. 2.99 Paid $.75

I walked out of the store with 2 estatic kids, and I was pretty happy myself!
I can't wait to check out the 3 CVS's that are on the way to my mom's house tomorrow!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Old Navy coupons, gotta love 'em!

I LOVE Old Navy, even though I was a bit upset with them on a past post, well, really just Oldnavyweekly.com! But, I love the coupons they have, and it still IS fun trying to win one every Thursday! But, again, I was too late and missed out!
However, if you head over to www.anutinanutshell.com, you'll have a chance to win a $45 off a $100 purchase! I KNOW you can get some good clothes with that coupon, they've got shirts for $5, and jeans for $19! I'd love to win one, and finally buy myself some new clothes, since it's been all about the kids the past few weeks with school : )
Head on over and get your entries in, the contest ends Sept.6th!


When I look thru my junk mail inbox everyday...

It never fails, I'm a winner!, I'm going to recieve somebodys inheritance check, because they have no other living relatives and I was picked to recieve it!, I won the Pepsi Promotion a million times over, AND, someone wants to send me a check for $3 million dollars, just because my last name started with a H!
Seriously, do people really fall for this? I mean, for the past few years, hubby and I have been in some very tight financial situations, and we started selling our things on Ebay. We would get checks from people that were thousands of dollars over the selling price. We were supposed to cash the check, keep an extra $500, and send the rest back. Now, as tempting as that sounded, we would always bring the checks to our bank and have them verify everything. Of course, they were always fraudulent, but it amazed me at how good these people were at making checks look and seem real! Some had the watermarks, some of the "banks" kept telling us AND the bank workers it was fine to cash the checks! But then when we researched it a bit more, it always turned out fraudulent.
The last thing was, we recieved a check for $1500 from Kodak Company. NOw, my hubby had entered a few amatuer photography contests, and he had placed 3rd in one! So when we got this check, we both thought, "Wow, this is great for 3rd place!" Of course, I noticed that the mailing address on the Next Day FedEx envelope had no relation to Kodak, so I had to call.
It took 2 weeks, but we got the call, the check was not real, of course! This one had been the MOST realistic!
So, beware, of these people, and always call to verify, because YOU will be the one that pays in the end!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

LTD chix Tote bag review AND Giveaway!

I'm always on the run, and sometimes my purse just isn't enough to carry everything I bring with me. I've got the kids school paperwork, papers from hubbys business, mail, etc. Before, I would just throw it all into a shopping bag and go, BUT, it's a bit embarrassing to walk around with a Jewel bag full of junk!
So, when I saw that LTD Chix had Tote bags, I decided to give one a try! Of course, I picked the "Shopping Mom", I love to shop, it fits me well : ) I think it's so cute, and it's a pretty dark blue. What I really like is that it is roomy enough for me to take it in for a quick stop at the grocery store, and I can also use it for all of my papers and mail. Even with all that, I still had some room if I needed it! These bags are durable and great quality, and with all of the selections of "Mom types", theres sure to be a bag for everyone! They would make a great gift for the holidays, on their own, or filled with neat items for the gift reciever!

LTD chix also offers many tshirts and tanks and are VERY well priced! They also have sales all the time, so with the holidays coming up, mabye your own Mom would like a shirt!
LTD chix has a Referral Program- For every 5 shirts purchased from a customer, they receive $10 or choose a free shirt. If you make a purchase from LTD chix, please use the code LTDchix18 in the comment section when checking out, for an extra entry!
LTD chix is also entered in a contest called 100 Home Best Business, and if you vote for them, that's another extra entry!

Here's the best part... One lucky reader is going to win a tote of their own!

To enter-

1. Visit LTDchix.com and tell me what Mom you are! ( 1 entry, mandatory)

2. Vote for LTD chix (Can be done daily, 1 entry per day)

3. Purchase an item form LTD chix, use code LTDchix18 (3 entries)

4. Follow my blog ( 2 entries)

5. Become a subscriber ( 2 entries)

6. Follow me on Twitter (1 entry)

7. Tweet this giveaway (1 entry, per day, leave link)

8. Blog about this giveaway ( 2 entries, leave a link)

This contest will end on Sept. 16th. I will choose a winner using Random.org! Good luck!

What is going on with my comments??!!

Yesterday someone let me know they were trying to comment on one of my giveaways, and they couldn't leave a comment! I haven't touched a thing, so I don't know what is going on here! It's driving me crazy, I JUST pick this new giveaway up and now nobody can enter it...just my luck.
So, if anyone knows what may be going wrong, could you please let me know? Any suggestions, because I've got NO CLUE!
Email me-jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Eden Fantasy Giveaway at I Like It Frantic!

I LOVE Eden Fantasys, they have something for everyone! I think my hubby could browse all day long, lol! Here's your chance to win a $50 Gift Card to pick something for yourself and have some fun!
Go to www.ilikeitfrantic.net to enter, ends Sept.1st, so HURRY over!

Dicks Sporting Goods giveaway at Momtrend.com!

I LOVE a new pair of gym shoes, and I LOVE when I've got a gift card to buy them with! If you head on over to www.momtrend.com, you can enter to win a $100 Gift card to Dicks Sporting Goods! I know my hubby would love to spend it on hockey things, but I've got my own ideas if I win!
Good luck!
Go to www.momtrend.com to enter, ends Sept. 4th!