January 3, 2008

Oh. My. Gosh. It's 2008 and I haven't posted. And some free stuff.

Well, it's 2008 and I've managed to successfully NOT post yet. I mean, seriously, my last post was Christmas. That's sad. As cliche as it may sound, things have been crazy busy lately!!

We had a great stay in St. Louis seeing family and friends. There was a lot of driving, shivering and laughing. Not necessarily in that order.

Happy Birthday to Carissa and Chris. Sorry I didn't give you a shout out while I was home, but you know the drill. :-)

It was Lorelai's first Christmas and I don't have a single picture of her in front of a Christmas tree. Mom of the Year - vote for me! She also turned one. One. ONE!! Are you kidding me!? I just gave birth to her. She CAN'T be one!

What's even more surprising....she ate her cake like a dainty little Southern Belle. I was so disappointed. She practices her fast-pitch with fig newtons on a daily basis, but when it came to 30 onlookers and lots of cheering, she hammed it up for the whole 20 minutes. I can't blame her though, who doesn't like a captive audience?

Lorelai also went back and did a little refresher course with Chuck (Infant Swimming Resource) and I'm happy to report that she didn't forget a thing! Go ahead, throw her in the pool. She's all over the saving-yourself-if-you're-drowning thing.

After the 20 hour drive back home (bru.tal.) JD had A day to get all rested back up for school. That's right. After five months, your tax dollars are finally back at work. He started school yesterday and I've seen him for a total of 2 hours since then. Looks like P.A. School will now have the luxury of taking care of my husband nearly 20 hours a day for the next year. I will still cook for JD, clean up after him and occasionally give him a kiss goodnight, but P.A. School will be his mistress. I'm okay with that, though, he could be deployed like the some 20 women I know whose husbands are in harms way daily while they're having babies/taking care of babies/waiting for their husband to be home to TRY to have babies. I'm certainly not complaining.

Hopefully I'll be getting on a much better routine around here. That should mean that I'll have a more regular blogging routine as well. Priorities, y'all. Don't ever check my baseboards when you come to visit, but my blog will be updated, dagnabbit!

Now how about some free stuff?

Kashi Coupon
$2 for 1 coupon
Kashi products are sometimes on sale for around $2.50, so this coupon would make it $0.50. That's one heck of a deal for healthy snacking!

Free Peanut Butter
This Sunday, you should find a coupon for $1.00 off any size Peter Pan Peanut Butter. The price at our wal-mart is under $1.00, so that means FREE PEANUT BUTTER!
I buy five Sunday papers and have no need for all five jars of peanut butter, so I'm going to donate them to the local food pantry. Free peanut butter AND generous giving. It feels good to do something nice for someone else!

Free Huggies Wipes
The Huggies wipes deal is still going on. At our Target here in town, 40 pack travel pack wipes are on sale for $1.47. This coupon will give you $3.00 off two Huggies products. Do your math and Target owes you $0.06. So, pick up a few items to make up for the overage. I have cleaned out many a Target so far and have had no problems. I now have over 40 packs of these wipes. Those of you getting ready to have babies....expect some wipes in your baby gifts!

Wipes are not only good for babies and children. They are great for taking off makeup, cleaning up your hands after a yummy hot-wing dinner, etc. So, don't think you can't use these!

Eddie Bauer - Great Deal!
Use this code NPSTRCLS and get $10 off your purchase....no minimum !!!

If you take advantage of any of these deals or know of any other deals, please leave a comment and share with us!!! If I don't hear that you're interested in this free stuff, I'll stop listing it! (that's not a threat, it just saves time if nobody is interested)


Anonymous said...

Hey Rachel you are getting realy good at this free stuff. I think I will import you to RSA and do this for me. I am too lazy to lok myself - need you girl. Or you could turn this into a business!!!!

Marg. Rutter.

stormhuse said...

Nope, keep posting the deals! I looked at a couple last night...

Jamie said...

Hey Rachel! Glad to see you're back in blogger world. Love the comment about the baseboards. HA! I can relate to that. :) Also, as a bargain hunter at heart, I always love finding good deals/free stuff, so keep 'em coming!

Take care and Happy New year!


Riann said...

Hey! Just printed off my Target coupons for wipes, and I'm off to Target today! I love the info- I've also done your ELF offer and I tried to do the CVS batteries, but they were sold out! :( So keep 'em coming!

Brenda said...

You know, about the wipes....my girls are 4 years apart so there was a period of time when I wasn't carrying a diaper bag and I was LOST without wipes!!!!!! Had to go buy some just to keep in the car. How do you live without them again?

Jo said...

Rachel, definitely keep the deals coming. We don't have CVS otherwise I would have been all over the batteries. I got a Flip Video camera for Christmas and it takes AAs. What kind of electronic gadget doesn't have a charger? So, now I have to keep a supply of batteries on hand. Jon likes Kashi stuff so I'll have to use that one definitely. Thanks!!!

kmiloch said...

Rachel - as a secret stalker reader, I love your posts and the free stuff - can't wait to see the new photos. I haven't updated Maggie's blog in awhile - will try to do that soon - Kim

Kami said...

I may not take advantage of many of your deals, but the Eddie Bauer one strikes me...I appreciate all the work you do to inform us, keep it up! You're pretty talented with photo shop, super impose L. infront of a Christmas Tree...;o) I ran into some young army boys heading to Ft. Leonardwood and I thanked them for serving our country. Made me feel good.

Anonymous said...

Keep the deals but good luck on your math.

Michelle said...

Free stuff, YAY!!! Glad to see you've returned to the land of the blogging. Missed you ! :)

Anonymous said...

no math major here, but I believe the math is correct. Please do keep the deals coming, and thank you for taking the time to do all this research. SSR

Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

No mess with the birthday cake? And you're sad about that? LOL! Beware: my 2nd was the same way, but the follow up baby stuck. her. foot. in the cake. And then she cried like a stuck pig.