Oklahoma Bound & Useful Groups

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 3:39 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments


We made a trip back home to Oklahoma to visit family on Sunday for about a week! Arrived safely and my childs way of amusing himself on the 5hr trip was drawing a muschace and beard and making funny faces at people along the way lol

We've been enjoying the visit so far and I've been catching up on some much needed sleep! I needed a break from everything going on in normal life from medical appointments and other stresses and just to recoop and see family.

The kids have been swimming in my parents pool every day and loving that they have a big pool right out the door to enjoy!

Haven't figured out what to do for the 4th of July just yet since there are fire bans but trying to plan out something hopefully exciting for the kids!

If you're into online groups you should check out two groups I run! The Coupon Mafia Moms and Cookie Cutter Divas Recipe Swapping in my links on the right!


Wallgreens, Sears, and CVS Trip 6/27

Monday, June 27, 2011 3:35 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Got boys some new shoes since theirs were starting to get really used looking lol $40 shoes on sale for 19.99 at sears and had a 15% off coupon and as long as they still fit I can replace them for the brand new ones if they get to worn down before school starts with the kids advantage program!

Saved $12 at CVS, got 2 laundry detergants, hand cream and toothepaste for $8

My absolute best find for me was Aidan's been begging for a flat guitar and I made a deal with him if he did his chores for 2wks with out being asked or reminded he could get it. Norl I see them for $17, they had them for $14 at wallgreens and 50% so I lucked out!

So I saved $57 at wallgreens and spent $19 at wallgreens! 4 cans of pringles, 2 hair color boxes, flat band guitar, 4 chicken broths, 5 diet pepsi 12pks, batteries, 3 packs envelopes, shaver refills

Free Weekend Activities

Sunday, June 26, 2011 3:37 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments



this last weekend we spent the weekend having a few little "free" adventures and using up some coupons!

on Friday we went to Chucky Cheese and spent about 2 hours playing completely free after our free token coupons!

on Saturday we went to chickfila to play for a bit and I got lunch and the kids ice cream for free!

Beef Enchiladas, Mexican Rice and Beans

Thursday, June 23, 2011 7:51 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
for dinner tonight!!

Beef Enchiladas

1lb beef
2 cans enchilada sauce
1 1/2 c shredded cheese
1 package flour tortillas
1 small can nacho cheese

Heat oven to 375

Cook beef and drain.
Stir in 3/4c of enchilada sauce and 1c cheese.
Spoon enchilada filling in tortilla; roll up and place seam side down. Pour reminaing enchilada sauce and cheese over top.
Drizzle with queso.



Easy Mexican Fried Rice

Learn how to make authentic Mexican Rice (also known as Spanish Rice) just like the kind you find in restaurants. It's so easy to make and people love it. Just take a look at the 25 (or more) reviews. Even if you don't have all of the ingredients on hand, their are plenty of substitutions listed after the instructions.
You can also view each step of this recipe with this picture tutorial Step-By-Step Spanish Rice

You can also try one of these easy Mexican main dishes to go with this delicious rice, Easy Enchiladas or Chile Rellenos

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutesIngredients:
•2 tablespoons oil
•1/4 of a medium onion*
•1 1/2 cups rice
•3 cloves finely chopped garlic *
•2 1/2 cups chicken broth
•1 cup plain tomato sauce*
•4 heaping tablespoons of finely chopped parsley (optional)
Preparation:
In a medium sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add in the fresh onion. Saute for 1-2 minutes until softened. Add dry rice and cook with the onions for about 5 minutes or until rice becomes a golden brown color. Add in the garlic to the rice and saute for one more minute.
Add in broth and tomato sauce (add slowly into the rice, not directly onto hot pan!) And then add in the parsley if you're using it. Stir it up and bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling, turn the heat to low and cover. Let it simmer for 20 minutes and fluff with a fork.

White Chili

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 9:41 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 1 comments
recipe I'm trying tonight! Another really inexpensive recipe (even more if you are on wic and can use wic foods!)

White Chili

2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup onion, chopped
For a variation, add:

1 pound lean ground turkey OR chopped chicken
Heat vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion and turkey. Cook until meat is browned throughout.


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1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
6 cups chicken broth OR prepared bouillon
1 can (15-16 oz.) corn OR 1 package (10 oz.) frozen corn
1 can (15-16 oz. white beans, drained (such as cannellini, great northern or navy - use 2 cans if not using meat)
1/2 cup wild or brown rice, dry
For a variation, add:

1 green pepper, diced
Add garlic powder, cumin, broth, corn, beans, rice and green pepper to pan. Mix well.

Cook just below boiling for 30-40 minutes, until rice is tender.

Servings: 6

Free Bowling!!

Monday, June 20, 2011 9:07 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments





Absolutely loving the summer deals we are finding this year! We signed the kids up for the free summer bowling program where they can bowl 2 games a day for free with Halmark Lanes and just pay for shoes!

I've been meaning to get around to it sooner but things have been crazy pushing in appointments, helping friends out and enjoying the pool a few times that we just now got around to going bowling tonight!

I didn't bowl since I didn't think I could manage with the baby but she didn't do to bad for the first game so I might have been able to get by with it! She was more so pissed off she couldn't bowl with us and wanted to do it herself and not watch haha

Aidan, my oldest won both games!

Eggplant Parmesan II

7:30 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments




Ingredients
3 eggplant, peeled and thinly sliced
2 eggs, beaten
4 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
6 cups spaghetti sauce, divided
1 (16 ounce) package mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
Directions
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.Dip eggplant slices in egg, then in bread crumbs. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes on each side.
3.In a 9x13 inch baking dish spread spaghetti sauce to cover the bottom. Place a layer of eggplant slices in the sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat with remaining ingredients, ending with the cheeses. Sprinkle basil on top.
4.Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until golden brown.

Flying Vikings

Sunday, June 19, 2011 10:11 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments







Yesterday my son Keagan got a wonderful opportunity provided by a group called Flying Vikings! They provide an opportunity for children with special needs/chronic illness between the ages of 6-18yrs old a chance to get to be a pilot or a passengers and a sibling be a pilot for them if they are not able to physically do it free to them and their families.
They had partnered up with our church and Keagan got to go be a pilot and daddy and brother rode along as passengers! He hasn't been able to stop going on about this since yesterday! Just seeing the pictures and knowing what a wonderful memories it is for him really brought tears to my eyes!
They had a lot of wonderful sponsors there with food and crafts for them as well. I am very very thankful to these people. They are truly blessed for what they do and I am blessed to have them offer this to our family. I hope that many others have the opportunity!

My stock pile since starting to coupon!

5:31 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 3 comments
Well I started couponing about 2 months ago I believe? I did the HEB coupons for close to a year now but just started checking sales, matching up and using manufactured coupons and building a stock pile! It has really grown and grown for nothing more then my normal grocerie budget (if even that)

I'm running out of room to put things so I'm going to have to take a break on a few things! My deep freeze is completely full as well as all the pictures I'm about to show! I remember a time when we lived pay check to pay check and did well on our great budget and got plenty for our family of 6 but would run out before the next pay day! Now we can't choose what to eat and have over a months worth of dinners I know off the top of my head.. more if I played around with some recipes!










My Saves 6/19/11

4:54 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
First stop today was Target! I went to get the special going on with the batteries where you buy 16ct and get a free cars movie ticket.. only I guess I didn't see that it said buy 3 packs and get a movie ticket! BOO!! I was hoping to get batteries in which we could use and get all the tickets we needed as well!

Target

Tide Stain Release
2 Kraft Dressings
Coffeemate Creamer
Greek Yogurt
2 Special K Kellogs Chips
2 Koolaid Mixes (the plastic tubs where you just add water)

Saved $11 spent $24


2nd Stop

Wallgreens

2 packs of 6 double rolls of charmin
4 cans of slk shaving cream
2 packs of aa batteries
3 palmolive dish soaps
2 colgate toothepastes
2 nabisco oreo packs
6 jello packs
2 pudding snack packs
6 hunts tomato sauces
3 reynolds wraps
1 pack of fig nuetens

spent $29 saved $37 after wallgreens coupons, manufactur coupons and sales!


last stop Kmart for their double couponing event!! found a few more sales that started today and had some new match ups compared to yesterday!

Kmart

2 speed deoderants
1 oxiclean spray
2 curade bandaids
10 hamburger helpers
10 big sunny d's
2 chex mixes
1 box of cereal
4 fruit snacks
5 cake mixes
5 cake frostings
2 cans of hormel chili
2 off sprays
1 coffeemate creamer
3 suckers

saved $100 after sales and coupins and spent $60

Deals I found at Kmart

12:03 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
I scoped out Kmart today because well I wasn't paying attention and thought the double coupon started today lmao and here are a few things I found that were a decent deal on match ups if you have the coupons for them! Now there may be some more that I didn't have c oupons on me for that you might be able to match up or in the sales ad tomorrow!

I wasn't impressed with a few thigns because as always I think kmart drastically jacks up their prices and noticed a lot of items that were priced $1.00 to $2.00 more then what I would pay at HEB, Walmart, Commissary.. etc leaving it not even worth it after the coupon was doubled.


So remember the coupons will be doubled for what I put them for!

Colgate on sale 2 for $6
use 2 $.75 off coupons = $1.50 ea

Speed Deoderant on sale 2 for $4
use 2 $.75 off coupons = $.50 ea

Skinmate Shaving Cream $3.19
$.55 off coupon = $2.09

Curade Bandaids $2.19
use $.50 off coupon = $1.19

Off Insect Spray $4.49 on sale
Use $.75 off coupon = $3.00 ea

Betty Crocker Cake and Icing $1.99 ea (I believe this was actually on sale less)
Use $.75 off 2 coupon = $2.50 for cake and icing

Hormel Chili 2 for $3.00
use $.50 off 2 = $1.00 ea

Chex Mix 2 for $4.00
use $.50 off coupon = $1.50 ea

Fruit Roll Ups/Gushers/Fruit Snacks from Betty Crocker $2.79 ea
use $.50 off coupon = 1.79 ea

Reeses Cereal $3.79
use $.50 off coupon = $2.79

Snuggle Fabric Softner 2 for $8.00
use 2 $.75 off 2 coupon = $5.00

Kmart Double Coupon Event!

Saturday, June 18, 2011 10:05 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Kmart is running one of their Double Coupone Events!!

Now through June 25th, you can get double coupons up to $0.99 in value – meaning anything $0.99 or less will be doubled (sorry – but your $1 off coupons will not be included this time around).

You will need to be a Shop Your Way Rewards member in order for your coupons to be doubled.... If you are not yet signed up, you can so right here. There are also specific details for this event:

Double Manufacturer Coupons Up to .99¢!* A valid Shop Your Way Rewards (SM) member number must be entered at time of purchase to participate in the double coupon event.

Shop Your Way Rewards members are subject to program terms, available at shopyourwayrewards.com. *Participating stores only. Kmart will double manufacturer coupons with a face value of .99¢ or less. Amount of credit from doubling a coupon cannot exceed the current retail price of a single item. No cash or in-store purchase credit will be awarded for any amount exceeding the retail price of the item. Limit 1 coupon for each item purchased. Only 1 coupon will be doubled per item.

You may only purchase 4 of the same item using double coupons. Excludes Buy One, Get One offers, Kmart Savings coupons and Kmart Store coupons. Coupons do not apply to sales tax. Offer excludes products prohibited by law, including but not limited to alcohol, tobacco, and prescription medication. Not valid on non-merchandise, federal or state regulated items, prior purchases, Lands’ End, Sears merchandise rung on Sears registers within Kmart and kmart.com. In the event of a return, coupon savings may be deducted from the refund. Exclusions apply.

Please see store associate for details.

Sears Holdings (Kmart) reserves the right to modify or cancel this program at any time.
This offer is valid only at select stores, so you will want to check out this list and make sure yours is on it before you head out to shop. Make sure you check out the Coupon Database for coupons on all sorts of prodcuts so that you can stock up and save during this event.

https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/248/47562/14d/ig.rsys4.net/responsysimages/kmart/__RS_CP__/20110617_KM_DoubleCoupon_StoreList.pdf?lid=find_store_link&sid=ITt20110617KMTargetedKU3F2XCPN&eml=120581764&rioptype=KC&ruid=1003934

Herbed Beef Stew

Friday, June 17, 2011 6:46 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
making this tonight for dinner as we speak! I actually wound up doubling the recipe just in case :)

6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 1-3/4 hours10 105 115 Ingredients
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cups water
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
2 teaspoons dried basil, divided
1 teaspoon dried thyme, divided
1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
2 bay leaves
3 cups cubed peeled potatoes
3 cups quartered peeled small onions
2 cups sliced carrots
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold water

Directions
In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 4 tablespoons flour, paprika and pepper. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
In a Dutch oven, brown beef in oil over medium heat. Add the water, tomato paste, bouillon, 1-1/2 teaspoons basil, 3/4 teaspoon thyme, 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder and bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until meat is almost tender.
Add the potatoes, onions and carrots. Cover and simmer 30 minutes longer or until the meat and vegetables are tender.
Discard bay leaves. In a small bowl, combine the parsley, salt, and the remaining flour, basil, thyme and garlic powder. Add cold water; stir until smooth. Stir into stew. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 6 servings.

Brooklyn's Horse Drawing

4:56 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments



it's truely amazing to watch your kid go from holding a crayon, to scribbles to what they become artist wise! Brooklyn has gotten so much better over the last few months! She's 4 1/2 now and drew this last night!

6/19 Coupon Previews

11:40 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
6-19 Smartsource Coupon Preview

Sunday coupon preview

Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!

(/X) after coupon = expiration date

() before coupon = multiple of same coupon

ETS = excludes trial sizes

DND5 = coupon states Do Not Double, but barcode starts w/a 5

Smartsource coupon insert

Breakstone’s any new zesty blends sour cream Save $1/1 (7/31)

Curad any product Save $0.50/1 (9/19)

General Mills any cereals Save $1/2 (7/30)

Green Mountain Coffee any variety in a 10- or 12-oz bag Save $1.50/1 (7/31)

Jell-O any refrigerated snacks$0.35/1 (7/19)

K-cup any boxes of select brands portion cups Save $2/2 (7/31)

Kraft Dressing any 14oz or larger bottles Save $1/2 (7/17)

Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip any 22oz or larger Save $0.75/1 (7/17)

Mayfield dairy ice cream & Broughton dairy milk Save $1.50 wyb both (8/31)

Nasbisco any cookies or crackers 3.7oz – 25.2oz Save $1/2 (7/30) DND, DNT

OFF! any deep woods personal insect repellant Save $0.75/1 (8/13)

OFF! any personal insect repellant$0.55/1 (8/13)

Oscar Mayer any packages of hot dogs Save $1/2 (8/14)

Playtex any gentle glide tampons 18ct or larger Save $2.50/2 (8/13)

Scott towels or bathroom tissues redeemable at dollar general Save $1/1 (7/17) ETS

Yoplait Original or Light Yogurt 4pk any flavor Save $0.50/1 (8/13)

Yoplait any multipack (fiber one, yoplus, delights, yoplait light or original 4pk, yoplait greek 4pk) Save $0.50/1 (8/13)

Yoplait any flavor yogurt of: gogurt, kids cup, trix multipack, splitz Save $0.75/2 (8/13)





6-19 RedPlum Coupon Preview

Sunday coupon preview

Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!

(x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon

ETS = excludes trial sizes

RedPlum Coupon Insert

Benadryl topical product Save $2.00/1 (12/31/12)

Bengay product no trial Save $3.00/1 (9/30)

Brusher by Garnier Save $1.00/1 (9/19)

Caladryl product Save $1.00/1 (12/31)

cesar treats Save $1.00/1 (7/31)

Centrum Silver Women’s Centrum Silver Men’s Centrum Men’s Centrum Women’s 200 ct or more Save $4.00/1 (8/28)

Centrum Silver Women’s,. Centrum Silver Men’s, Centrum Men’s, Centrum Women’s Save $2.00/1 (8/28) ETS

Cooking Light magazine Save $.50/1 (9/23)

Cortaid poison Ivy removal scrub Save $1.00/1 (12/31/12)

Emerald Nuts Product 5oz or larger Save $1.50/2 (7/31) DND5

Garnier Cleanser or Moisturizer Save $1.00/1 (9/19)

Health magazine Save $.50/1 (9/23)

InStyle Magazine July issue Save $1.00/1 (7/15)

InStyle magazine August issue Save $.75/1 (8/19)

I-Cook for menopause or I-cool +D for menopause + bone building Save $2.00/1 (8/31)

L’Oreal standard size 11oz Elnett hairspray, no 2.2oz trial size Save $3.00/1 (8/14)

L’Oreal Ever Sleek, Ever Pure, Ever Strong shampoo or conditioner Save $1.00/1 (8/14)

L’Oreal Ever Sleek, Ever Pure, Ever Strong treatment Save $1.00/1 (8/14)

L’Oreal Healthy look creme floss color Save $2.00/1 (8/14)

L’Oreal Kids shampoo or other kids products Save $.75/1 (8/14)

L’Oreal lash boosting serum or power system Save $2.00/1 (8/14)

L’Oreal Paris eye cosmetic item Save $1.00/1 (8/14)

M&M’s brand pretzel chocolate candies 9.9oz or larger bag Save $1.00/1 (7/31)

Mach3 disposable, Sensor 3 disposable or Custom plus 3 disposable Buy One get One Gillette series shave prep Free up to Save $2.50 (7/31)

Meow Mix Market Select single cat food cups on One variety pack Save $1.00/4 (8/13)

Meow Mix dry cat food 3.15 lb or larger Save $1.00/1 (8/13)

Pedigree canned food for dogs 13.2oz or 22oz Buy One get One FREE to to Save $1.19 (7/31)

Pop Secret product Save $1.00/2 (7/31) DND5

Quaker Life cereal boxes Save $1.00/2 (8/31)

Real Simple magazine Save $1.00/1 (9/16)

Scotties facial tissue 5 boxes or 2 multipacks Save $1.00 (7/18)

Venus refillable razor or Venus disables 2 ct, 3 ct or 6 ct Simply Venus 4 dt Daisy 4 ct or 8 ct or Daisy 10 ct, 12 ct or 18 ct Save $2.00/1 (7/31)

Venus Refill Save $2.00/1 (7/31)

Buy One Venus disposable and get One Satin care shave prep Free up to Save $2.50 (7/31)

Buy Two Zatarain’s rice mixes save Save $1.00 on Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausages (9/4)

My awesome saves/deals today!

Thursday, June 16, 2011 11:44 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Laci Young
My awesome deals/saves today!

Went to Wazoos today and Peytons suppossed to start paying at 18 months but I figured I'd ask since I know a lot of places don't make you pay if you do not play. She plays with the "baby" toys but won't even get in the baby bounce house. She's still so tiny and scared. So I didn't have to pay for her and ...I had a free admission from Keagans bday party we had there so I only had to pay for 2 out of 4 kids!

While using my super awesome sonic gift card Lauren got me for watching her kids this week I saw it said if you register online you get a free treat. So I figured what the heck. I registered it and got my choice of a free tots, drink or cream slush coupon! So I got that coupon and by registering I learned that everytime I reload it if I reload it with $15 I get the same coupon offered and $25 I get a free burger or other food items. Well we all know how I like my sonic so this is a cool thing for me and I'll def be reloading it!

Then I did a survey on the bottom of the whataburger reciept (what Bryan had for dinner) and got a free whatburger for doing so! So he can use that for lunch some day at work!See More

Shrimp Tetrazzini

Monday, June 13, 2011 8:15 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 1 comments

INGREDIENTS


Shrimp Tetrazzini


8oz uncooked linguine
3tablespoons butter or margarine
3tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1 3/4cups Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/2cup half-and-half
2tablespoons dry sherry, if desired1
1/2cups frozen cooked deveined peeled medium shrimp, thawed, tail shells removed
1cup Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™ frozen baby sweet peas, thawed

Topping
2tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/3cup Progresso® plain bread crumbs
2tablespoons shredded fresh Parmesan cheese.


DIRECTIONS
1Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook linguine as directed on package.2Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in flour and lemon-pepper seasoning. Stir in broth; heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Stir in half-and-half, sherry, shrimp and peas.3Drain linguine; place in 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Pour sauce over linguine; toss to mix.

In small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons melted butter and the bread crumbs. Sprinkle over shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.5Bake about 30 minutes or until mixture is hot and topping is golden brown..Spaghetti can be used in place of the linguine.
Fresh mushrooms would make a nice addition to this recipe

My Saves 6/12/11

Sunday, June 12, 2011 8:13 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
My saves today...

2 boxes of corn pops, 2 boxes of fruit loops, 2 boxes of ritz bitz cheese crackers $12 after sales and coupons at Dollar General!

Bayer asprin, 4 rolls of paper towels, 2 boxes of lucky charms, 2 boxes of cinnimon toast crunch, 2 betty crocker brownie mixes, 4 cans of tuna, a thank you card, one spaghetti sauce, 3 kra...ft mac and cheeses for a total of $17 after sales and coupons at Wallgreens!

8 body washes/lotions for $28 after sales and coupons at Bath and Body Works!

Buy one get one free pretzle at pretzle shop

Total Savings today $78 between all 4 places!!

our baby is growing up

Thursday, June 9, 2011 11:14 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments





well our youngest has officially moved over to the big girl bed and has been sleeping in there a few nights with no problems! I hate thinking this is the last time I'll ever go through these memories as she is the last baby we are having! A bitter sweet moment!

She shares a loft bed with her sister and is on the bottom. We got her an adorable little owl bedding set that she just loooves! We haven't put together the bottom loft yet. It's not very high but I'm not sure if I want to do it just yet or keep the mattress on the floor and as low as possible for a few months.

I can't believe that she is 18 months today!! And still nursing strong!!

Day at the Pool

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 7:29 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments



Well Peyton's definitely getting over her fear of water and just jumping right in now and swimming around! So glad she feels comfortable enough to start exploring but hopefully she doesn't get to comfortable to start running off from me haha

The kids had a blast at the pool today! Didn't get to stay as long as we would like because Peyton gets tired pretty fast so we only wind up making it an hour or a little over usually but they had fun! They are so tan already!!

Subway for dinner tonight! All for $6 after coupons! yay!









Trip to CVS

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 11:20 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
had to go to Sam's today so I went ahead and stopped at CVS to pick up some of their deals. Of course snice the sale restarts on Fri they were wiped out of most the stuff but I got 2 excedrin, 4 garnier shampoos, 2 oral b toothe brushes, 12 pk dr pepper, and 2 ban deoderants for $15 since most everything was free then turned around and used my rewards!

June 5th Shopping Trip!

Sunday, June 5, 2011 10:23 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
I said I was going to take a break this week since we didn't really need anything till I saw my detergant was on sale plus a coupon and then Bryans razor.. so I wound up shopping lol here's my deals!
Wallgreens..
2 Gillette shaving gels, 2 Gilette Deoderants, 4 Gillette Body Washes, 1 Fusion Gillette Shavor, 12 proteine bars (kids use ...them for sports), 3 chex mixes, 4 All detergants, 2 colgate toothe brushes for a total of $40 with a savings of $81 after coupons and registry rewards!!

Target...
2 Fusion Gillette Shaver, 1 Venus Shaver, A1 sauce, 2 Kraft Macaroni and cheese Shells, 2 Disney vitimans, 1 nexcare bandages all for $29 with a savings of $26 after coupons and target gift cards given during purchase.

Chilrens Place 15% off coupon

Barns and Noble 20% off coupon

HEB $41 with a savings of $40!!

1st day at the pool of the summer!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011 9:48 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments


This was Peytons first year actually getting to play in the pool by herself! Last year she was just barely starting to crawl and this year she's running around and getting to enjoy everything!

We get to go on post for free but it's a bit of a drive and there is a pool down the street from us that is only $60 for our whole family to go for the summer. I figured as often as we like to go it was more cost efficient to just get the pass. Plus I really really love there is shade everywhere so you're not just sitting in the heat and the entire baby area is shaded so they don't get burnt. It also is only a few inches deep so a lot more shallow then on post and makes me more comfortable for daily use.

She was really edgy about the water still. She loves baths and loves to jump in and wants to go to the water but freaks when she gets there. She also HATES being sprayed or splashed!






After we were done we went over to the church park out reach day and the kids had fun playing in the bounce houses, rock climbing, getting in the dunking booth and getting some shaved ice! mmmmm

Kinder Graduation

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:56 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments


I can't believe that my 2nd baby graduated Kinder today! I officially have one on the way to 3rd grade, 1st grade and prek! *cry*

He had a great year. He really came out of his shell this year and became a leader, started finally participating some in singing and made a lot of friends! I am very proud of him and how far he has come from starting out at 3yrs old in early special ed and hiding and not speaking after his diagnoses of autism to this! He has really shown me how one can over come anything!