Monday, July 27, 2009

AMA Outdoor Nationals 09' ~ Washougal, WA.

We had such a wonderful time at the Race track this weekend. We were happy to take my sister Angie, her husband Jeff and their daughter Kayla for an 8 hour drive to Washougal, WA.

Thanks to Roy and Lori for letting us stay with them. What a beautiful and picturesque place they have.

Here are some photo's for you to view.
This picture does not do Roy and Lori's place justice. It was taken at 4:30 a.m.

I tell ya, That Larry is the best husband a woman could ask for!! NOTE THE PURSE HE IS CARRYING!! I'm so lucky.
Chase and Chad Reed. You couldn't wipe that smile off of Chase's face. Best picture of them all!
We got to make signs for our favorite riders
The track

Chase and the Monster Energy Girls. He was pretty excited. He said that he is going to hang this one in his school locker.
Kevin Windham's bike and another pretty girl
I think he was more excited about being able to get on Kevin Windham's bike

More pretty ladies. The Muscle Milk girls.
Chad Reed going out to make a practice lap
I couldn't resist taking this picture. Being that it is our name and all
Ivan Tedesco. My favorite
Yeah, That's me and Ivan!!

It was a little dusty and dirty
Larry and I
Larry and Chase. Two very happy kids

Angie and Kayla. They had just as much fun as I did traipsing up and down the hills in 100 degree weather, getting dirty and dusty for 15 hours! I'm not kidding either. It was one long day, but it was all well worth it.

We are counting down the days until next year...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Very Thrifty Deal @ Albertsons

With the help from Fabulessly Frugal and Krazy Coupon Lady I was able to get this fabulous deal at Albertsons today.

The Albies at Cherry & 10 Mile only had 2 of the Playtex gloves left, so I had to improvise with a bottle of Mrs. ButterWorths syrup instead. I had a $1.00 coupon for it so it ended up being just $.75.

Please click on the links for all of the fab scenarios.

Here is what I got... 8 double rolls of T.P. 2 rolls of paper towels, 2 pkgs. of 10 ea. playtex gloves, 1 bottle of syrup, and 4 12 packs of Dr. Pepper.

Before coupons and savings w/ my preferred card and current Albies deals my total was $47.52. I paid OOP $11.11. But wait.... here is the best deal. I received a $10.00 Catalina for purchasing 4 Dr. Peppers in one transaction. So actually my total OOP was $1.11.

That is all including tax my friends.

Friday, July 17, 2009


I ordered 10/$1.00 coupons from Ebay for this Kelloggs deal. I received my coupons in the mail today so as soon as my husband got home from work I ran to Albies.

I bought 10 boxes of Kelloggs cereal and 10 cups of Kraft Mac and Cheese (Austin can't get enough of these) No coupons for those though :-(

Right now Albies Kelloggs cereal is $1.88/box. (you buy 5 bxs at a time they take $5.00 off instantly making them $1.88) I used 10 $1.00 Kelloggs coupons. Doubled 5 of those coupons and plus used a $2.00 Catalina from a survey I filled out a couple of days ago. My doubles were for .88 making 5 boxes free right off the bat! My total OOP was $9.35. That is including tax. My receipt stated that I saved $55.09 and I received another $2.00 questionnaire survey.

Without factoring in the Mac & Cheese and the $2.00 survey the cereal was $4.35. The best part of this deal is I am sending in my receipt for a $10.00 rebate.

Guess what?? This transaction has turned out to be a $5.65 MONEY MAKER!!

You can't beat that deal can you?

Last Weekends McCall Trip

I am late getting this post up. We ventured up to McCall last weekend with my sister, her husband their 2 daughters, a grand daughter, my son, his best friend and neighbor, Larry, Austin, and I. Whew! There was a lot of us.

Besides the encounter with a bear that the 2 boys had on a trail while riding their bicycles. They dropped their bikes and took off running through a swampy area. Thankfully they made it back to the cabin. Larry and Jeff went to retrieve the bikes and sure enough their was bear "doo" on the trail. Chase promised me to never ride that trail again. We'll see how long that promise lasts.

But I have to say, I loved every minute of it. It was a lot of fun. Hopefully we will get to do it again real soon. (w/out the bear encounter please)
Our ride to McCall.
All the kids. Kayla, Austin, Chase, Hailey, Shayla and Noah
Another picture of "All the kids"
With the 2 biggest kids of them all.
My Hubby Larry and Uncle Jeff!
Noah, Chase and their masterpiece
Being silly 11 year old boys...

Austin had so much fun
We could hardly keep him out of the water. It was cold too.
Lord only knows what he has in his mouth. I just noticed it when I was uploading the pics.
And of coarse yet another T.P. (Travis Pastrana) stunt for all to see!!!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Look what I got in the mail...... and that is just today

This is what I got in the mail today. And that is just today. I get "stuff" like this every single day. I get a lot of stuff from Walmart. Click on the link and it will take you to Walmart's free samples and trials page. Check periodically for more free stuff.

Like, I need more toothpaste. But it is perfect for travel. Free Strawberry breakfast bar from Walmart, Sample of Halle Berry perfume, and best of all.... $10.00 Gift Card from Kohls. That is the best!! Sign up for e-mail alerts and receive these in the mail. I have received 2 $10.00 GC's (gift cards) in the past month.

Enjoy and let me know if you have any problems at

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Smores deal at Albies

This morning I drug Austin to 3 Albertsons. He did pretty good.
My best buy was this scenario.

Hershey's Chocolate 6 pack $3.00
Honey Maid Grahams $3.00
Jet-puffed Marshmallows $1.00
Buy All 3 in 1 Transaction and Save $3 Instantly
Double the Honey-Maid Grahams, any 14 oz. or larger $1/1 when you buy (1) Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, 10 oz. or larger AND (1) Hersheys Milk Chocolate, 6-pack (9-6-09) Smores from SS 5/17
PLUS Double the $1/2 6 pack Hershey coupon from SS 6/28 (if you buy 2 sets!!)
Final Price: $2.00 for everything

The Digorno Flatbread melt was free. Sign up here to receive free coupons for great stuff.

Eggs we needed and they were pretty cheap too. $1.49

Cream Soda, did not need, but Momma wanted. Part of their 10 for $10 deal.

Total OOP was $5.12 That was including tax people!

Now we are set for our camping trip this weekend in McCall. Well I guess you can't call it "camping" if you are staying in a cozy little cabin! Either way, I cannot wait!
Thanks Jeff and Angie for agreeing to keep us company.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Zoo Boise

I didn't just shop at Target today. Me and my boys went to The Boise Zoo this morning. Before it became too excruciatingly hot.
The sling on Chase's arm is a whole other story. As most of you know. We had a lot of fun just the 3 of us. Here are some photos to prove it!!

My Boys; Chase and Austin.

I think he really thought that he was going to get somewhere with this jeep.

The baby Giraffe. It was so cute.
Austin was in AWE the whole time. Right up until it became his nap time, the he became a bear!

That Tiger was beautiful.
I know what he is thinking... "I really hope that that thing doesn't come alive!"
Cruizin' around in his favorite shoes that Grammy bought him. His Spider Man shoes.

I warned Chase, that if he goes down that slide and hurts his other arm he was in for it. Guess what? My 11 year old didn't listen to me. Shocking I know. But he didn't get hurt.

Another trip to Target

Thanks to Deal Seeking Mom for this one!! I was able to get all of this stuff for $6.45 OOP. Most of the scenarios are listed on her website. Scroll all the way down to print out all of the Eggo Bake Shop coupons.
The Nexcare bandages I had 6 $1.00 coupons and they were $.97/ea. The cashier did not even adjust the coupon down. WooHoo!!
The Degree Deodorant and the Spray were $3.29. I paid $.04/ea. w/ my $1.25 coupon and the Target $2.00 coupon. Very nice deal.
The Huggies wipes were $1.97/ea. and I had a $1.00 coupon making them $.97/ea.
The Kotex light days pads are found in the travel size section and they were $1.02. I had $1.00 coupon for each making them only $.02/ea.

The total bill came to $31.19 before coupons and tax. Like I said before I paid $6.45 (including tax)