Sunday, May 31, 2009

Book Swap

Anyone who knows me, knows I love books. It is my dream to one day own a used bookstore. So when I read about this swap on another site I had to sign up. Book Swap If I understand it correctly, you are matched with someone and agree to swap nonfiction books. I read the rules but they don't explain the entire concept so hopefully it will come in an email. I collect books of all kinds and regard them as friends to visit over and over.

Editing my blog

I am sincerely hoping to have time this week to work on my site and add new links to some awesome blogs I have just stumbled across. I also removed the link I had on the side bar that showed a new You Tube video. I happened to notice when I went to the site today that the video was a song by Lady Gaga and after I watched it, I was quite sure it wasn't appropriate for a Christian blog. I couldn't monitor the content offered so it had to go. Sometimes we must take a stand for what we believe in.

This morning I made a pineapple upside down cake for the 5th Sunday dinner at church. Every time a month has a 5th Sunday in it we have a fellowship dinner. I think fellowship is important among Christians and friends. Then this evening I am attending the wake for my friend who killed himself Thursday. I hope to post a few links later today though.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saturday Savings

I have been so busy this week with work and revival. I work 9-5 and have to drive about 30 minutes each way and then the revival started at 6:30 each night. Its been a real blessing though. Last night Brother Syner was asking the sick to come forward. Then afterwards he looked straight to the back to my boyfriend's dad. I told the boyfriend that he was coming back to pray for his dad and sure enough he came back and said " you've been sick and the Lord wants to heal you tonight". He had no clue who my boyfriend's dad was or that anything had been wrong with him so I know it was straight from God and I trust that he has been healed completely. My boyfriend's mother is a big hard of hearing so she misses some of the words sometimes. Brother Syner was talking about preaching and asked how many there had ever preached and several people raised their hands. Mary raised hers and her husband grabbed her hand and said you haven't ever preached. :) She thought he was asking who had been to that church before. It was so funny, the boyfriend and I both laughed about it for a while. She is such a sweet lady though.
Here is a picture of Brother Syner. He is the very first pastor I ever had about 22 years ago.

I got up this morning and went to Kroger. A coworker had told me that both Kroger and Walmart accept internet coupons without fuss and I wanted to buy a few things. I went to
Coupons.Com and to Kraft Foods and printed some coupons on Kool-Aid, Countrytime and Bar-B-Que sauce. The each of them were on sale for $1 each. The coupons were for .50 cents off 10 packs of Kool-Aid, $1 off 2 Kool-Aid canisters and $1.50 off 2 Countrytime and $1 off the bar-b-que sauce. Since I went to each site I got 2 of each. I also had some coupons for .50 cents off Gatorade I had gotten at a gas station and so I bought 5 Gatorade, 4 Country Time, 2 Kool-Aid canisters, 10 packs of Kool-aid, 2 honey bar-b-que sauce, and a bottle of dish liquid since I was out. It was $14 something and after coupons I paid tax and all $2.38 plus a coupon printed out for $1 off my next order courtesy of Countrytime. I thought since I bought 4 it would print 2 or I would have split the orders up. You had to buy 2 Countrytimes for the $1 catalina but still it was a good purchase. Here is a picture of all I got so you can see the full effect.

Friday, May 29, 2009

A few deals

My oldest loves the Jane games so here is a deal for her.
FREE Spa Mania PC Game Download
Jade dreams of starting her own spa but she must first learn the ropes! Use your Time Management skills to please guests and use profits for upgrades. Can you manage the Spa Mania? (use code FREESPA) Save $6.99

Also I signed up a month ago for the emails from Borders because everyone said they frequently have freebie codes in them. The email I got 2 days ago had a code in it for $10 off $10 at Shutterfly. Go to My Account across the top Scroll down to Plans and Offers box Click on the Enter Special Offer Code A box will appear and enter the code from your email there. Each code is unique. They are also offering a free Father's day card here. Create a 5X7 Folded card and enter code CARD4U.


I found out last night that a young man I knew had killed himself yesterday. I feel so sad and burdened because of this. Every time you met this man he was smiling, singing and witnessing for the Lord. Yet somehow Satan managed to win this battle. (The thief comes only to steal and destroy (John 10:10).)

Please always remember to pray for your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, you don't know what battle they are going through in their day to day life. Someone once told me that suicide is a permanant solution to a temporary problem. There have been times in my life when I considered this option but somehow kept going. Had I choose that way there is much joy I would have missed out on in the last few years. If you are thinking of this as a way of escaping your pain, please think about it some more. There are people who care about you. Even if you are surrounded by those who don't care there is Someone above who is always there to listen and to make a way of escape for you. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into he world to condemn the world, but to save the world through them. Whoever believes in him is not condemned.” (John 3: 16-18)

One characteristic of someone who chooses suicide is because they have known someone who died by suicide. If you have children, think of them. Statistics show that a child who has a parent commit suicide is more likely to commit suicide themselves. Basically you have told that child that they aren't worth living for.

“Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus or Lord.” (Romans 8:39)

Please please seek someone else's help with your burden before you choose this final step. There isn't a second chance.
Suicide Hotline National Suicide Hotlines USA

Toll-Free / 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

1-800-SUICIDE 1-800-273-TALK
1-800-784-2433 1-800-273-8255

Thursday, May 28, 2009

free samples

I have been real busy this week with work and church and I have spent a lot of time reading other blogs. Here are a few samples.

CVS Aveeno offer

Kroger Aveeno offer This is a limited area offer. Basically only good in places that have a Kroger's.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Memorial Weekend

I want to say first off I am so thankful to all the veteran's who fought for my freedom. Let us never forget that freedom doesn't come freely.

Have some free ice cream to enjoy during the holiday. Blue Bunny Purchase some frozen yogurt and fill out this form and mail back in with your receipt and upc to get the purchase price back. I checked at Wal-Mart and this is around $4 a box so a bit pricey but since you get the purchase price back then I am all for trying it out. Only good May 23- 25th.

Own a piece of baseball history. Win a poster and get a free sample of Gilette.
Sporting News be sure to check the box at the end of the page to get a free sample. I like to collect samples and make gift bags up to give as presents. Everyone I have ever given one to has loved them.

Baskin Robbins has a buy 1 get 1 free offer on their 31 below desserts. The closest one to me is about 35 miles :( so unless I plan a trip to Charleston in the next couple weeks I won't be able to take advantage of this offer.

Join the Kraft family and get coupons and free offers.

coupon for a free frosty only on the coffee toffee and frosty-cino flavors.
free Frosty

my sister sent me a list of awesome summer freebies from Arby's. I pass one on my home from work every day so I am going to print this list and get mine.

Arby’s will be giving away some great freebies all summer long. Here are the dates and the respective freebies:
May 27th - Free Regular Roast Beef sandwich with any soft drink purchase
June 3rd - Free FruiTea with any sandwich purchase
June 10th - Free Roast Chicken club with any soft drink purchase
June 17th - Free Regular Sidekicker with any sandwich purchase
June 24th -Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
July 1st - Free Regular Beef ‘n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase
July 8th - Free Orange Cream Swirl shake with any sandwich purchase
July 15th - Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
July 22nd - Free Roastburger with any soft drink purchase
July 29th - Free FruiTea with any sandwich purchase
August 5th - Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
August 12th - Free Roast Chicken Club with any soft drink purchase
August 19th - Free FruiTea with any sandwich purchase
August 26th - Free Regular Beef ‘n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase

Saturday, May 16, 2009

More contests

Its been a busy week with revival every night so I haven't been online much. I woke up this morning and wanted to enter a few contests so here are some.

Win with Good Housekeeping. There are a lot of sweeps on this page but be careful to always click the link on the entry form to enter without a purchase or you will get a subscription bill.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

a few more contests to enter.

Here is a daily one. You can win a new grill or steaks for the grill. Ends 6/26/2009

Taste of Home

another daily. This one you can win cash. Ends 6/3/09

yet more cash. This one ends 8/7/09
Bar S

I love S'mores. ends 9/14/09
Kraft S'mores

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's day

Here are a few goodies to celebrate Mother's day.

Glad Trash bag get your free sample from Sam's club. I love these bags and its about all I buy. It asks for your membership number but its not required.

Menopause Survival Kit I think I have about reached the age I am ready for this :).

Who wouldn't love a trip to Orlando for free?
Win it here One entry only must be 21 to enter.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

a few contests to enter

Crave Online Taken DVD Kick Ass Sweepstakes- 5/19/09

One (1) Grand Prize is available. The Grand Prize winner will receive the Grand Prize consisting of One (1) Sharp AQUOS 46" 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV (Approximate Retail Value "ARV" $1,198.99 US), One (1) Panasonic - Blu-ray Disc Player with 1080p Upconversion (ARV $299.99 US), One (1) Taken on Blu-Ray (ARV $27.99 US), and KRAV MAGA Training Classes (ARV $ $1,000.00 US)
The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $ 2,578.97 US.

US residents age 18+ One entry per person/email

ok this one isn't a contest but I really love playing Pogo but in an effort to save money didn't renew my membership so this post was an awesome deal.

Free 1 month Club Pogo +20,000 Tokens Woman's World
*No purchase necessary to obtain tokens. Token and Guest Pass offer expires 7/1/2009. Limit one Guest Pass per Screen Name. Current Club Pogo members excluded. You may cancel at anytime and the tokens are yours to keep. This offer may not be substituted, exchanged, sold or redeemed for cash or other goods or services. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, Gift Card, rebate or other discount Coupon. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.

this one is for a prize I really would love to win. I want a WII.
win a WII

Friday, May 08, 2009

Free chocolate and other freebies

The first 25000 people to register get a coupon in the mail for free chocolate. There are few things in life that can't be made better with chocolate.

Anyone who has had to clean house knows that Mr Clean Erasers are great. They take off about anything on the walls. Try them for free here.

You can get a coupon book from Walmart on P&G products.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

My weekend in Webster Springs

Saturday the boyfriend and I were supposed to go fishing but it was raining and he was afraid I would get sick so he said no. Instead we drove to Craigsville and at a place called the Ranch House Restaurant near Craigsville WV at the intersection of Rte 55 & Tioga Road. The place is done up with a ton of Coca Cola memorabilia. Everyone in my family loves Coke so this is a place for Fridley's for sure. Somehow I let him talk me into trying the elk burger with batter dipped fries. The fries were awesome and the elk burger wouldn't have been bad except I am pretty sure it was fried in canola oil. I don't like canola oil because it tastes and smells like fish. It was very lean though and I think it would probably be really good on a George Foreman grill or simmered in some beef broth. There were pictures of mothers and babies all in the women's room. Most of them were really sweet but there was one picture that made me think of Grandmamaw from the Addams family in her younger days.

Then we decided to keep riding. He was going to show me the place where they dug the ramps for the church ramp dinner but we ended up not there. It was funny because he called it God's country but said we couldn't go all the way because we weren't in God's car. He has a little Honda Fit and it doesn't do that well on dirt mountain roads. We ended up in Webster Springs. I hadn't ever been there but its a real cute little town. Here is a picture I took of fog rising on the mountains.


This is a picture of a bank there. The building was founded in 1906. If you look real close there is a little room over the door and its got a little village of houses in it. It is so cute.


There is also a little memorial wall to all the veterans of Webster county and a lump of coal in front of the court house that was dug up in 1932.




On the way back we stopped at a little custard stand and had an ice cream cone. They also sell funnel cake fries. I hadn't ever heard of them but I know my oldest would love them because she loves funnel cakes. Next time I am going to try them. We came back by a place called Big Ditch which is a huge fishing lake. I want to take our poles next time so we can see what we can catch. It was gorgeous but I didn't get any picturs :(. All in all we had a great time though and I would love to go back to Webster Springs an explore some more.

Product testing

I already posted on how much I love to get free stuff in the mail. Here are a couple of sites that I am member of that enables me to do that. When I think of more I will post those also but these 2 sites are the best out there.

Vocalpoint I sometimes get a small sample of something in the mail from here but the best part is that you get a coupon for whatever it is for free and a lot of cents off coupons to share with your friends.

Bzzagent I have gotten some awesome try-mes from here. They will send you products and you talk about it to friends and family and then report back how you spread the word. I am currently trying out the following 2 product lines, L'OrĂ©al® Advanced Revitalift® Deep-Set Wrinkle Repair and Nature's Source™ cleaners.
The L'Oreal products feel and smell great. Everyone wants to minimize or hold off on getting wrinkles right? I really like the way these moisturizers go on smooth and are absorbed fast so they don't feel greasy on my skin. I have used others that were just nasty feeling. The scent is a very delicate one that is just the right strength to be pleasant without overwhelming. Between the night and the day lotion, I prefer the day lotion but thats only because its a pale pink :). I recommend both of these to anyone who is worried about wrinkles. Bzzagent sent me a full size bottle of both the day and night cremes and some small sample packs to give out while talking about the product.

I am also trying out Nature's Source™ cleaners. This line of cleaners is the absolute bomb. I love love love them and won't use any others again. They are plant-based biodegradable cleaners that contain no ammonia, bleach, phosphorous or dyes. They are made by SC Johnson and are just as powerful as the regular cleaners. There is a natural Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaner, Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner and a Scrubbing Bubbles all purpose cleaner. I swear I have never used any cleaning products that smelled as great as these. I have used cleaners before that smell so bad you almost pass out from the odor especially in a small space like the bathroom. I don't know what the odor is in these but it smells so good that it has made me much cleaner just because I love to clean with them to scent the house. I will truly keep using this product line after my current bottles are gone.
Bzzagent sent me a full size bottle of each cleaner along with coupons for free bottles that I was to pass out to friends. I gave the women at the office a free coupon a piece so they could try them.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Midweek update

Last night I went to my cousin Jenny's baptism. She and her two sons recently both gave their hearts to God and all of them were baptized last night. Here are their pictures.

I love getting stuff in the mail that isn't bills. Here is a site for some freebies.
Walmart. Currently there is a Cottonelle sample, pullups, good nites, Zyrtec, John Frieda hair care, Aveeno hair care and a couple other samples. These change all the time so check it out often.
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