Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pack Halloween Party

Luke getting ready to dig into his candy
Kaleb didnt even wait as long as Luke.

Can you see the cup cake in Riley's hand?

Love Notes!!

Is it TRUE???? Do Love Notes really start this YOUNG??? The picture above is from Luke's "girlfriend" Bailey. They met last year and in the same class and proclaimed their love for one another. LOL Well this year they are in different classes so they only get to see one another at recess. Look at the back of this cute bear on the next picture.
YEP! You read that right. Can you believe it????? Kids, too funny!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Winter Camping!

This is one side of our camp site. I couldnt fit all of it into one picture. There were about 30 tents.
Not too bad for Lukes first time shooting a Gun. ;)

Look out big helper. Carrying wood to the camp site for a fire.

His first time shooting a Bow-N-Arrow. He hit the target here too.
As a total trip it was very fun. SOOOOO cold at night though. The second night the temps got down to 30. Was not fun at all.! Luke had a blast though and is ready to go back. AND, he got two new belt loops for his uniform. Tonight we have a halloween party so Ill post again tomorrow. ;)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Why NOT to let your hubby help!!!!

Don't you just LOVE this???? Jason brought me a small bottle of what HE said was dishwashing liquid. Well, HE WAS WRONG! LOL 7 towels later.....Its cleaned up.

Chicken and Asparagus

Alrighty Karen, The following is SUPER EASY!

Asparagus, before cooking wash the asparagus under water. Hold the bottom and the top of the asparagus and bend. This will make the bottom part of the asparagus break off. You will want to do that so you will only get the best part. Put EVOO(extra virgin olive oil) in the pan on Med. heat and let it get hot. throw the asparagus in. I let it cook until it starts getting a little brown. Put salt and pepper over it and serve.

This is just something I came up with. Cut up chicken into peices. Heat a frying pan with butter. Add chicken, sprinkle chicken with all purpouse seasoning. Cook until chicken is done(it will also have brown spots, when done). Set asside. Boil noodles with one teaspoon of evoo. When they are done drain the noodles and add to a bowl. (to know if the noodles are done, thow one on the wall or cabinet and see if it sticks. LOL)

In a separate pot....Combine 2 tbls. of butter. 1/2 cup of Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbls. of sugar, any spices you might want. Heat to boil. Then combine the chicken with the noodles and pour the sauce over it. Its time to eat!

Park with Dad

Jason showing the boys his SKILLS! ;)
Luke, getting brave!

Kaleb will be our dare devil!

Little Miss Riley!


Snack after the meeting.
Luke placing his first flag for the meeting.

Luke was so excited to get to carry the flag in for the meeting. He did a good job if I may say so myself. ;) Friday we will leave for his FIRST ever Camping trip! Pray for us! LOL

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Kroger Deals!

The total price of everything pictured above was 60.48 at Kroger. With coupons, e-coupons, and my Kroger card I paid(out of pocket) $15.14. Thats right...I saved $40. WOOOHOOOO

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sign up here to get your free Snuggie. This is an awesome freebie. I couldn't find out much about the site, so if it's too good to be true in your mind, proceed with caution.I wish I was as comfortable right now as the lady in that last picture!

Free Home Made Simple coupon booklet (new link)

There's a new link here for a free Home Made Simple coupon booklet which contains over $35 worth of coupons in it for cleaning and household products.
I've signed up and received this booklet numerous times in the past, but this link allowed me to sign up again. I can't guarantee it will also allow you to do so, but it's worth a shot.Thanks, Misty!

Friday, October 16, 2009 - FREE SHIPPING ALWAYS

Have you ever thought about shopping online, but then think I can do better with a coupon?
Well, is now giving you the opportunity to use that coupon! Not only that, it will remind you when you might need something again!
For someone like me who lives rural, this is awesome! I hate driving 25 miles to find that CVS doesn’t have what I am looking for! Even better, sign up HERE and you will get a $10.00 credit when you spend $50.00. Now, you don’t have to spend that $50.00 in one shot! (You must use the special link to get the $10.00 offer)
So how does work? It’s quite simple actually. Find the item you are looking for. So here I am searching for Suave Shampoo.

Once all the options appear for the items, you will see a little blue burst with the available coupon amount next to the product.

If you click on the blue burst, you will see the coupon information pop up.

You simply add the item to your cart by clicking add product. You can tell when you want to be reminded. You can also choose I don’t know.
Here are some great benefits to shopping
1. Get free offers free shipping with every order.
2. Manage and automate your is a service, similar to Netflix, that makes it very easy for you to manage and automate this entire category of goods so you never run out.
3. Use budgeting and advanced planning let’s you plan your purchases in this category, helping you budget and focus your spending, and avoid impulse purchases at the store.
4. Take advantage of competitive prices.You won’t overpay for the tremendous convenience of Alice. In addition to always free shipping, Alice’s prices are competitive with the traditional mass retailers.
5. Get coupons applied has a completely new couponing system. We automatically find and apply coupons for you on thousands of products, making it easy to save even more without any extra effort.
6. Save time and eliminate store saves you time by eliminating store trips so you can do things that do matter.
7. Find all your favorite brandsAlthough just getting started, product assortment is very broad, and we plan to continue to both major brands and the specialty brands you can’t always find on the store shelf.
I will be starting to feature deals on a regular basis, so if you have five minutes, get your account setup now so you will be able to take advantage of these deals.
Don’t forget if you use this link HERE, you will get a $10.00 credit after spending $50.00!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Country Cookin!

Stewed Potatoes

Fill pan half way with water
cut/Quarter potatoes
boil till softened/when you can stick a fork through easily
1/2 stick of butter
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons of flour
Mix good
Boil until thick/about 5 min.

Fried Potatoes

Peel potatoes and slice
Slice onion
Put 1/3 cup of oil in pan
salt and peper to taste
medium heat/with lid
flip often

Brown Beans
Fill a pot half way with water
pour in 1 bag of pinto beans
4 tablespoons of oil
salt to taste
Boil for three hours on medium heat covered

Ok, so I have a cousin who I will not name(Karen) LOL. Anyway, she is the mother of 4 sweetie pie kids and she doesnt know how to cook. I was SHOCKED! No, not really. ;) Anywho, I told her that I would help her out and post some cooking recipies.

Get a free 5×5 Photobook HERE!
Create your account on Overnight prints.
and click on Photobooks in the right hand side. (It says 15% off, but you will update the code)
Choose 5×5 photo book and create your book.
Add book to cart.
Use code ONPFREE5L7 at checkout. (there will already be another code there, just change it)
You will need to pay $4.99 for shipping!

Shutterfly is currently offering an 8x8 20page photo book for the price of shipping. Go here to get the scoop. This would make a great and inexpensive gift for someone on your Christmas list!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

E.L.F. offering a FREE 27 piece mini makeup kit with ANY PURCHASE. The makeup at E.L.F. is super cheap starting at $1 so this is a fantastic deal. Just enter code LOYAL at checkout expires 11/13/09. The kit includes:
* 9 eyeshadow shades
* 1 cream eyeshadow shade
* 1 blush
* 1 bronzer
* 10 lip gloss shades
* 1 brow powder
* 1 eye liner pencil
* 1 dual ended eyeshadow applicator and brush
* 1 face brush
* 1 lip brush
(thanks Tara)

100 FREE prints

If you go to and register you will get 100 - 4 by 6's FREE! I just got mine for $5.12 and that is only Shiping and Handling.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

If you are a new customer to Hooray, you can get 30 free prints by registering HERE.
Once you get to the site, go to the green tab that says prints to get your free prints.
Also, Hooray also has 20% off Photo Books and Halloween Invitations!
If you haven’t gotten your FREE 8 X10 Photo Canvas, you can get the information HERE.

HoneyBaked Ham

With the holidays right around the corner, here is a coupon offer that you might find useful. Sign up here and receive a $10 coupon good toward any Bone-In Honeybaked Ham, 8 lbs. or larger. You should receive your coupon via email shortly after signing up.I haven't had a ham from Honeybaked Ham in awhile, but they are pretty tasty.Thanks, Living Rich With Coupons!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Get 50 FREE 4x6 prints from the Giant Eagle Photo Center when you use code OCT50 at checkout! This offer is valid through 10/31/09 on home delivery orders only.(thanks, Stretching a Buck)

Cub Bowling

This is Luke after he got his STRIKE! He was the only one on our sreen that got it. He was SOOOO excited.

Not a very good shot, but, this is the Tiger Cubs group.
All of the small balls were taken. So we had to throw/roll the ball.
See the Highlighted line and Lukes STRIKE???? I was one proud momma!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Get 10% off any single priced item at Best Buy with this coupon through 10/12.
Get 15% off any single major appliance with this coupon through 10/12.

If you have a Rainforest Cafe near you be sure to print this $10/$25 purchase coupon. Coupon expires 12/31. 80% OFF

Get a $25 GC for $2 at with coupon code FOUR this coupon code is valid until October 12 so hurry. This is another great idea for Christmas gifts you can save a lot of money and get a nice gift. I was not able to find any restaurants in my town, however, there are some within a hrs. drive. See what you can find. ;)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Coupons for Troops

Below is a site that I have found from The Happy Housewife!

Coupons for Troops is a program I started in 2008. My goal is to provide expired and non-expired coupons to military families stationed overseas. The prices in overseas commissaries are significantly higher than those in the States and military families do not always have access to coupons in newspapers and inserts. Military commissaries overseas accept coupons up to six months past the expiration date.
Military Commissaries accept manufacturer coupons as well as internet printed coupons. The Commissary is a grocery store so only “grocery” coupons are needed. Families cannot use store specific coupons (ie Target, Walgreens, Kroger).
Those who participate in Coupons for Troops are assigned an overseas military family. Coupons, which do not need to be sorted, are then sent directly to the assigned family. All overseas military families have FPO or APO addresses so mailing coupons costs the same as if you were sending them stateside. You can send as many or as few coupons as you have available. Please only send coupons that have been expired 3 months of less in order to give the families time to sort and use the coupons.
If you are a military family stationed overseas and would like to receive coupons we would love to add you to the mailing list.
If you would like to participate in the program you can find specific details and a contact form here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Snow White $10 OFF

Well, I have found the BEST deal if you need a Snow White Movie. They have just released the NEW DVD and Blue Ray set. Here is a link for $10 OFF. And, to make the deal better, WalMart has this movie on sale for $19.99. So you can get this new release of Snow White for $9.99. I went and got it today. ;)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Riley- Girly Girl?

Her choice of toys! Baby doll upside down. LOL And a TAPE MEASURE??? Jason will be proud!

Pumpkin Patch

Lukes BIG pumpkin he picked.

Riley, Cute and Strong! Watch out boys. ;)

My Kaleb!

The kids just getting to the patch. They do this every year with my mom but this was the first time I got to go. :) Ill post pics later of our fall scene in the yard were doing. Jason always gripes that the only thing I decorate for is Christmas So this year Ill throw in fall too. LOL

Thursday, October 1, 2009


ok, no pictures on this one guys.

So, ill set the scene for you. Kaleb, Riley and I were buckeling into the car to go shoping today. When I tell Kaleb to buckle I say "Buckle in" When we get there Kaleb screams out...."I buckled out mom" LOL Is that not the cutest thing ever? He has done this on many times before but I kept forgetting to tell yall.

About Me

Clarksville, Tennessee
We are a crazy family of Five! Luke is 7, Kaleb is 5, and Riley is almost 3. My husband is in the Military and I am a stay at home monther. I am going to try and pick the blog back up after a little over a year! I have started "crafting" and I will be sharing what I do as well as parts of our lives with The DeNote Kiddos! I hope you enjoy it!!