Thursday, July 31, 2008
Of course, I did spend money out of the norm this shopping trip...I have been stocking up on all those school items for sale! I have come home from Staples or Office Depot with a bag or two full of stuff for less than 30 cents! LOL! How cool is that?! Or, I take my ads to Walmart and comp ad things like notebooks, crayons, etc... Walmart here in our neck of the woods really stinks on their school supply prices this year and I am very disappointed. In years past, I could get crayons for 10 cents-not this year! No where even close to that. What is the deal? Are crayons made with crude oil? And the markers are not priced cheap enough compared to years past....huge disappointment when I told the kids no markers this year :(.
Well, life will go on and I am pretty well stocked for school...of course, that is if I can keep those pencil monsters at bay.
Now, I need to learn more about Walgreen's and saving money using their ads, rebates and coupons!
Friday, July 25, 2008
But, I was able to catch one awesome looking plane-a very different one. It is not the best picture as the plane was fast and kept getting behind trees-even Eric tried.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Try it for yourself:
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Also, when I do a search, I use one of these two places:
Use these to search in place of your regular search engine and you earn points or win prizes. The person who told me about Blingo wins quite often-cool things like gift cards and movie tickets :) I search for alot anyway, so I can use these instead-and honestly, sometimes using a different search gives you different results, so even using one or two different search engines can't hurt to help you find what you want ;)
I do surveys with Epoll.com, ZoomPanel.com, and PineConeResearch.com. Pine Cone is hard to become a member of-usually you just have to luck out on an invite or see a banner ad for them in order to join, but they are great and you get paid quickly-even if it is just a few dollars here and there-money is money!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Official 2008 Wacky Holidays
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
And, not too freaky, but sort of interesting for us-we got lots of rain yesterday, quickly all at once. And, that was on top of some rain that had already happened early in the am. Our street flooded in front of the house. The rain ditches were running over and up into our yard and the road--there was a small river running over the driveway-lol! The water probably went about 1/2 way up our front lawn to the big tree the kids swing on.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Not only do these mysterious creatures enjoy pencils of all kinds, they love markers and crayons. Sometimes I see the 'crumbs' left behind by these fiends (yes, they look just like pencil/crayon shavings, but my children would never leave a mess like that-oh no!). No one has ever seen them, but I am hoping one day one of my kids will grow up, become a scientist, and search for these ominous creatures that rob unsuspecting familes of their writing/drawing supplies, proving what I have known all along-they DO exist! And, I know they are all named 'Notme', 'Idunno', 'Notmine', and 'Ididntdoit'....
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
What's a Household Notebook Great place to start to learn more
The Household Notebook Further Explained A fellow blogger explains more about her notebook with links to learn more and print out your own
Tip Nut's info on Household Notebooks
Household Notebook Great info on this site plus safety issues to think about with your notebook
Donna Young's Household Notebook Printables Donna Young has great printables of all sorts-especially ones for Homeschooling :)
StarrySky Ranch Household Notebooking Forms Ok, I had to scan around for these, but once I found them-Hooo Doggie!! Some great forms-even some for cleaning out the car :) Also, if you are a homeschooler or have a big family, check out the other posts from this family-lots of great stuff!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I love freebies!!!!
Here are a couple sites I love to check out when Im searching for freebies:
Pinching Pennies Less Than a Penny Forum
Vocal Point (not really freebies-you join for free and they often send things like samples or really great coupons-I have gotten free razors, free cereal, etc with coupons to even share with friends or family ;)
FreeBeesForMe This is a YahooGroup-they list freebies from all over the web and none of those goofy ones where you ahve to complete other offers in order to get something free. Lots of emails, but it can be worth it. Sometimes they list money for survey offers or gift cards for surveys-nice ;)
StartSampling This is probably the first freebie site I ever joined and often times Walmart's freebies come through them. Great place to check out every so often
So...there ya have it folks! Check them out and check the web for more-just Google 'freebie sites' to get started and you will come across lots more!! Or you can do a specific search such as 'free printable posters' and you will get lots of links!! Have fun!!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
That's it! That's the house :) We moved from the country to be closer to hubby's work. I thought it would be much harder, but it wasn't-the neighborhood is pretty nice, houses are spaced far enough apart that I don't feel like Im living on top of someone-lol! We are close to shopping, so Im not spending alot in gas (real important right now!) and there are lots of parks all around us that the kids and I can go to just to get out of the house a bit. We can even take walks in the evening once it has cooled down a bit.
Friday, July 4, 2008
The Idea Box 4th of July section
Family Fun-great site and great magazine!
FamilyEducation (lots of great ideas for all ages)
A little about me-Im Debbie, I live in Ooooklahoma (where the wind definitely comes sweeping down the plains, knocking over buildings, ripping roofs from houses, and sending children blowing away through a field-ok, maybe a little exaggerated-lol). I have been married almost 15 years and we have 5 great kids. I homeschool all of them-matter of fact, we are going on our 10th year of Homeschooling!! WOW!