We're live!

We met our first goal for 25 likes on Facebook today, so we will be giving away a tube of Chicken Poop Lip Junk tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM CST, so be sure to "like" us! We will be having another drawing when we hit 100, and it will be a goodie bag of natural products. Help support our page by sharing it with others so we can hurry up and hit 100!

First recipe share

If you've never tried sausage creole (or even if you have!), you've gotta try this one. It is our family recipe (from my aunt) and after a few tweaks, I think we got it perfect. Let me know what you think!

Sweet & Spicy Sausage Creole

1 pkg sausage links (I prefer Ekrich), cut into bite size pieces
1 can Rotel
1 can diced tomatoes
4 cans water
1 small onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/3 cup worcestshire sauce (mom swears by French's!)
3 cups cooked white rice

Brown sausage in large pot. Add onions & bell peppers. Cook for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, water, brown sugar and worcestshire. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 20 minutes (note: the longer it simmers, the spicier it will be!). When finished, add the rice and stir. Enjoy!

In my mailbox today...

I LOVE checking the mail when it looks like this (and they were ALL free!).

New deal site and freebie!

If you hurry and join SaveMore today, you will receive a $10 sign up credit which you can use to get today's deal for FREE (or save it for a future deal). Join here --> http://svmr.co/pqm


Here, chick chick chick...

If you've ever thought about raising chickens, head on over to http://www.backyardchickens.com/ . They are very helpful for beginners. You can order chicks by mail at http://www.idealpoultry.com/ or http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/ . They really do make great pets (the kids love them) and there's always the plus of getting free eggs. The picture above is of our chicken, Mama. We've had her nearly 3 years now. She's survived a racoon AND dog attack, poor thing, but she is the sweetest chicken I have yet to meet.


Free educational greeting cards for kids!

Go to http://www.8moms.com/referral/EhGi8o , then purchase today's deal. You will then be asked to register for a new account... BE SURE you add promotion code PARENTING8 at the bottom of your registration page! It will give you an $8 credit, making this deal ENTIRELY FREE! Plus, you'll earn $5 credits every time you refer a friend. Pretty cool!


Free dog treats!

Check out this free sample of dog treats! http://www.treatpeople.com/free-sample.php

Juggling time

I am so torn between trying to get this blog off the ground and spending time with my kids... at least the house is getting cleaned! It's just me and the little one this morning, so I think I'll get off of here and go take her for a walk (before it gets too hot out there!). Later!


Great website for kids... completely free!

I have been using DLTK's website for YEARS with my little ones. It is chock-full of printables, worksheets, crafts and project ideas. You just can't beat them... and it's ALL FREE! Check them out at http://www.dltk-kids.com/ . It would be a great website for homeschoolers, as well.

Free tea!

Found this by accident: Visit http://www.teasta.com/ and add 2 flavors of their sample size tea to your cart. Use coupon code TRYME and you'll get both samples shipped free! Sounds yummy!


Got my Purex & Eucerin samples in the mail this week, as well as coupons for free full-size bags of Purina dog treats & Ore-Ida sweet potato fries... Not bad!


Free magazines

I have ALWAYS enjoyed reading magazines (even as a kid!). The only problem I have with them is the price. But thanks to My Coke Rewards, Recyclebank and other programs, I'm able to receive all my favorite mags at no cost! And I make sure to pass them on to others after I've finished reading them, too... Share the wealth!


Free sample frenzy!

Facebook seems to be hosting a freebie free for all today! I've signed up for free Tide Stain Release, a Gillette razor, African spices, gummy vitamins, Philosophy eye cream, Degree deoderant... I think that was everything! I LOOOOVE getting free samples!


Free paint!

I LOVE free samples, and this one's a doozey! Just head over to http://www.glidden.com/ to nab a FREE quart of paint! You choose the color, and they ship it to your door free of charge. Can't beat that! But hurry... it's for the first 200,000 customers and it ends at midnight, Monday night. Good luck!


I love this idea!

I absolutely LOVE this idea! You can view and read children's books online (for free!) and for every book you or your child reads, another book is donated to the cause of your choice. The website is FULL of children's books, and it's just like reading a real book.... you see the pages turn and everything. My kids love it, and it helps build the philanthropist spirit in them as well!


Xtra laundry detergent is on sale for $1.49 each at CVS this week. If you have a coupon, they're 99 cents each!


www.freesamplefrenzy.com Check out the Walmart section... Tells you which coupons to use to get free stuff!


Weekly shopping trip

I saved $18 at Walgreens & over $30 at HEB today! Got a couple of freebies at Walgreens. I think I need to cut back on printing coupons. Do believe I'll start looking for coupons only for stuff that's on sale! I probably have over 500 coupons already, and I only started clipping them 2 weeks ago! Crazy!