Thursday, November 12, 2009
It's been pretty slow around here lately, just the way I like it.
In other news, Countrymart is running a special on Breyer's Ice Cream, at 2.99 a container. With my .75 cent coupon I'll be getting several of those for 1.50 each. Not bad, not bad at all.
My upcoming winter is looking up. I can now look forward to a freezer full of ice cream to tide me over until the coming spring.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Michelina's got two coupons on their website.
They're for $1 off any five traditional recipe or Authentico entrees, or $1 off any five lean gourmet.
These coupons are doubleable.
This week at Countrymart Michelina's are $1 each, which translates into $2 bucks off 5, which snags you 5 meals for the price of 3.
Hmmm, math here, having to think, that's .60 cents each. Not bad.
If you eat a lot of Dannon yogurt, like we do, here's a rebate
which has the potential to save you up to $15. If you already buy the products, you could send in the form, which is good from August 31 to Dec 31 2009, and get up to $15 in coupons sent to you.
Lids and UPC's may be required.
This could turn out to be more of a pain than it's worth, but I'll give it a shot.
Great job, First United Methodist Church, your Harvest Festival was great fun!
Lawton is probably the only place you can attend Harvest Festivals / trick 'r treating four nights in a row.
Wednesday night we started off at the Faith Bible Church, with their Wednesday night Harvest Festival.
Thursday night we hopped on down to Crossroads Mall for the annual mall trick 'r treat.
Friday night you have the choice of Beale Heights Presbyterian's Reformation Party or FUMC's Harvest Festival or Olivet Baptist.
Saturday, among a host of options, the ones which have a great reputation are the First Baptist Church and First Baptist East Harvest Festivals.
I'm getting tired already.
For a great hoochie mama outfit, or the latest in zombie attire, visit Crossroads Mall. Quite a few of the teen oriented places sell various slutty / scary outfits.
One thing about this place is the lack of information about various events via social media. Subscribing to the local paper is almost a must.
Happy trick 'r treating y'all.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tonight we began the 3 nights of trick r' treating sponsored by the local churches, mall and populace.
We could have gone for 4 nights of trick r' treating, but Wed. had a prior engagement, so we were unable to go to the first harvest festival of the week.
Our haul consisted of a about a gallon of candy, given to us at the local mall.
Pretty decent. We'll be back for more next year. Thanks, local merchants.
And OKDad got his trick r' treat bag filled as well at Dillards. A very nice silk blend pants and shirt. Formerly around 180, now $23.
Ah, just when I thought life couldn't get any better.
This week, I get free food.
On sale this week are *some* Healthy Choice meals, at 1.99 each. Using the $2 coupon from the Healthy Choice website, that's free.
Next up, Danactive. $2 for a 4 pack. Using a $1 off coupon, that's free.
I also used a $1 off 2, which made the cost for on $1. I can dig it.
If you've discovered the magic of The Coupon Clippers, and bought a whole bunch of Bumble Bee premium tuna $1 off one pack, you could get a whole lot of tuna free since they've put the tuna on sale again for .99 a package.
Unless your Countrymart checker puts the kibosh on you. I haven't had this happen yet, but my checker didn't look very happy today when I got $18 bucks worth of food for $9.
I let the kids have super-special Kraft Mac n' Cheese Spiderman noodles and Scooby Doo noodles just for fun. They were on sale too for .89.
I read on the back of the Mac n' Cheese box they are coming out with a 50/50 version of the Mac n' Cheese. Half Whole Wheat and half regular. I do hope they have a great coupon for those coming out soon.........
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I read almost constantly, and I read to my children, less constantly but I do make sure they can read early in life. The faster I can get them reading, the faster I can go back to my own book(s).
In the interest of promoting reading, my well-tested philosophy of 'give and it will be given back to you' (it works), and this blog, I will be giving away a book or two every so often.
I'd say "once a month" or "once every two months" but I would procrastinate.
In the interest of non-procrastination, I'm just going to update this post whenever I feel like it, or whenever I find a book I enjoyed that you might enjoy as well.
One of my favorite current fiction books is Stephanie Meyer's Breaking Dawn. I loved the way she took her protagonists from madly-in-love adolescents into the horror of married life, and even childbirth.
Stunning. How many teen books describe the anguish of childbirth as accurately as Stephanie Meyers?
Granted, we are not all wanna-be vampires with a youngling inside waiting to burst forth at the smell of blood, but still, she did a great job.
The point is, those books were a good read, once I got past the 1,000th "I can't believe he likes me" in the first book. Even that starts to grow on you after awhile, especially when he starts saying it back to her.
I also thought she did a stunning job of portraying how both parties feel when a breakup with the person you THOUGHT was your true love turns his back, and the rather divided emotions of having another love interest when the said person comes back on the scene.
Plus, it's a happy thought to think that if wild and wonderful things can go on at a teeny tiny town in WA, maybe there's some excitement around here too.
Well, I can't give away just one of the books, so I'll give away the complete hardcover set as shown here:
If you already have the set it would make a great re-gift.
I probably won't have another giveaway until after the New Year, because let's face it, I have a ton of in-loves and in-laws and I'm already getting together the massive number of packages I'm sending out this year.
I swear, next year I'm doing gift cards.
Maybe Amazon e-cards.
*sighing* but that is so impersonal. I know I won't be able to follow through on the threat of the cards.
I think we'll set Dec 1st as the cut-off date for entry in this one.
I should have their presents sent before then.
Oh, right, entry rules:
comment = 1 entry
tweet about it @lawtonokmom (you'll want to follow as I'll announce the winner on twitter first) and follow me on twitter = 1 entry
blog about it AND include a link to this contest AND my website+permalink to your blog post in comments = 2 entries
Feel free to snag my purty blog button for your post. It has a link back to my blog already hooked up.
Continental US only please!
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