Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
ABC 33/40 has decided to do a two part series on the Saving Money with Coupons. They will be interviewing another person Friday and will be coming by here to take some footage of my stockpile. My interview will be aired on Monday, 5/18/09 on the 5:00 News.
Friday, May 8, 2009
I got a call from ABC 33/40 to do a segment on how I save money by using coupons!! They will be coming out Monday May 11, 2009 to film. I am a little nervous and VERY excited to be able to share with people how my family has been blessed and I have been able to bless others with using coupons. We have saved thousands of dollars and am able to have a little stock pile that we use as well as give to others in need from. Don't know yet when it will air but when I find out I will let you know.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things 'in order,' she contacted her Pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes.
She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in.
Everything was in order and the Pastor was preparing to leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something very important to her. 'There's one more thing,' she said excitedly.
'What's that?' came the Pastor's reply.
'This is very important,' the young woman continued. 'I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.'
The Pastor stood looking at the young woman, not knowing quite what to say.
'That surprises you, doesn't it?' the young woman asked.
'Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request,' said the Pastor.
The young woman explained. 'My grandmother once told me this story, and from that time on I have always tried to pass along its message to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement.. In all my years of attending socials and dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someo ne would inevitably lean over and say, 'Keep your fork.' It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming...like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!'
So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder 'What's with the fork?' Then I want you to tell them: 'Keep your fork ..the best is yet to come.'
The Pastor's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young woman good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. But he also knew that the young woman had a better grasp of heaven than he did. She had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice her age, with twice as much experience and knowledge. She KNEW that something better was coming.
At the funeral people were walking by the young woman's casket and they saw the cloak she was wearing and the fork in her right hand. Over and over, the Pastor heard the question, 'What's with the fork?' And over and over he smiled .
During his message, the Pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the young woman shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. He told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either.
He was right. So the next time you reach down for your fork let it remind you, ever so gently, that t he best is yet to come.
Posted by Vickie at 7:33 PM
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
My sister and brother-in-law have a big Honda bike. It has all the bells and whistles. Gorgeous bike. My nephew is talking about getting himself one if he can convince his wife. With the economy like it is and the not knowing which way gas prices are going, buying a motor is a very economical thing to do. I have found a web-site for the biker community.
They have just about any and everything a person would need to be fully equipped to be a intricate part of the biker community. They carry all types of parts and accessories for your bike as well as the proper apparel to wear while riding it. Check them out. You just may be in for a pleasant surprise.
I am staying pretty busy right now with doing alterations and I am really enjoying have that little bit of extra cash. A little bit goes a long way when you are a frugal shopper. I just wish I had opened my eyes to using coupons like I do now, years ago. I LOVE it! I get great satisfaction knowing that I can bring home the groceries and other things we need and want for what little I pay for them. Stretching the old dollar is very important these days with the economy in the shape it is in and not knowing what is around the corner.
THANK YOU JESUS FOR COUPONS!!
Posted by Vickie at 7:37 PM
Monday, March 23, 2009
Believe it or not, there is such thing as ........CHEAP ink cartridges! I have discovered a web-site
where you can get ink cartridges.......cheap. I use alot of ink in my printer because as you all know, I am a Coupon Queen, and I print alot of coupons on-line. Ink is expensive so I am all into finding a bargain on ink for my printer. Go here to check them out. It advertises to be able to save you 50 to 70% off the cost of your printer ink cartridges. I'm gonna try them out.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
There is a $200 cash giveaway over at Choyster Cash. The deadline is tomorrow, Thursday, March 5, 2009. I just found it and wanted to share it with you all. She has a great blog on saving with coupons. Check it out here!
Posted by Vickie at 10:02 AM
Friday, February 20, 2009
I went by CVS last night on the way home from a fitting for a alteration job and I hit the jackpot. I found 3 of the Mylanta that was on clearance for $3.65, I had 3 of the $2.00 off manufacture coupons so I paid $5.83 out of pocket and received $9 ECB. Profit of $3.17. I had also received a $1.50 off any CVS feminine care product so I picked up a box of Femine Wipes for $2.49 and 23 Russell Stovers Sugar Free marshmallow hearts at 50% off. The total was $10.54. I used the $1.50 CVS coupon, the $9 ECB so then my out of pocket was $.04. I LOVE IT!!!
Between CVS, Walgreens and Target Clearanced Valentine candy I am set for awhile.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Erin over at Jane4girls $800 Annual Budget is doing a giveaway on some OSO Fresh Containers. Watch the video below then go over to Erin's blog and submit an entry. She is one smart cookie!!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I have never had any substance abuse problems and I have never had anyone in my circle of friends or family that have had any substance abuse problems either that I am aware of. If I did or if I knew of anyone who needed some help with these overwhelming problems I would recommend this place I found on the internet called "PROMISES" which is a drug and alcohol rehab facility. A really nice place to go where you can go and seek treatment with addiction to a variety of drugs and substances, including: Alcohol, Cocaine, Codeine, Heroin, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Oxycodone, and many others.
They are have center in Malibu and one in West L.A. These places are GORGEOUS! I would like to just go there to chill out for a week or two.
Here are a couple of clips to watch: First one is of Malibu and the second one is of West L.A.
Friday, January 9, 2009
The car that I use to own that I miss the most was my Buick LeSabre. She was gorgeous. Best riding and driving car ever. I found this great website that specializes in supercharging your cars. I would have Danny look into a buick supercharger. I love the way Buick rolls off the tongue. Sounds rich!!
They have supercharger kits for Mercedes, Pontiac and just about any make of car. I've been looking at their website and they have great prices and fantastic customer service. They carry New and Re-manufactured products. So if you're looking for a buick supercharger be sure and check them out!
Friday, January 2, 2009
Crystal and I went to JCPenny today for me to return a Quilt/Bedspread that I had bought the day after Christmas because I found it online for about half the price even after shipping and taxes. While there Crystal got a call from one of our favorite tipsters, Jamie, with a HOT 90% off all Christmas Items sale at Walgreen's so after stopping for some lunch we headed to Walgreens. This is what I came home with. I saved $30.00 plus on the bedspread so I spent it at Walgreens. This is $359.26 worth of merchandise for .............$36.22!!
Posted by Vickie at 6:35 PM
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Posted by Vickie at 12:44 PM
Erin over at Jane4 girls $800 Annual Budget is having a GREAT giveaway. She is giving away a Smartshopper. Go check it out and enter. Start the new year off being a Smart Shopper!!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I have got to get me some NEW eyeglasses and after Christmas that will be the first thing I buy for myself. I am very frugal and I will search out the best deals. I heard about Optical4Less and they are having a overstock eyeglasses cheap sale. They have some that are as low as $15.00 a pair. For that price I can get several. I've always wanted a pair of RED eyeglasses. I found this pair on their site that I would like to have made into prescription sunglasses. I have cataracts and I need some of those really bad. My eyeglasses normally cost anywhere from $400 to $600 a pair. I have to have special lens because mine are really thick plus I wear the progressive bifocals and they raise the price as well. I think I will be able to get several pair of prescription eyeglasses from Optical4Less and still save ALOT of money and with the economy in the shape it is in, I am all for that.
When I order I will also go ahead and get my husband a couple pair of their Bifocal Reading Glasses. He is always losing his and the ones with the bifocal are hard to find.
Optical4Less.com has a Virtual try on system where you can try different styles on different shaped faces to get a better idea of what will look best for you. Really alot of fun.
Last week we were having some days in the 40's and evening in the 20's and today it was around 70 and MUGGY!! It is now 12:54am and I am watching wall to wall weather coverage on 33/40.
We are under a Tornado Warning and I will not be going to bed until she is over. I will be PRAYING her back up into the atmosphere. Tomorrow is suppose to rain all day, Thursday they say possible snow flurries and then towards the first of the week back up in the 60's.
Don't know how to dress day to day. No wonder everybody is sick.
Posted by Vickie at 10:54 PM