Monday, October 31, 2011

Multitude Monday

Thank you Lord for all you do for me and my family. You are always so good to us.  Thank you for always being there.  Thank you for answering prayer.

1. KNOWLEDGE.  Thank you Lord.  I prayed for knowledge for Shawn last week.  You came through for us.  I happened to run across a paper about amantadine.  It said every so often you will need a break from taking this.  I remembered back to when he was in the hospital and they had given him a 2 day break.  This paper said to go 48 hours without medicine (amantadine).  We did that this weekend and boy was it tough but we made it through.  Shawn came home from school today a different child!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Lord you are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. KNOWLEDGE.  Thank you Lord.  I have been praying for some answers to healing for fibromyalgia symptoms.  I came across "clean eating".  Also known as cutting all processed foods,  sugars, and white flours from your diet. Eating clean is the practice of eating whole, natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and complex carbohydrates. I have been Type 1 diabetic my whole life and never realized how processed foods were and how much sugar was in EVERYTHING you put in your mouth.  Cleaning up a diet is hard to do.  It is one of the hardest challenges that someone is faced with when it comes to improving health.

3. Not eating ANY candy on Halloween!!!!!  NONE!!!

4. Heating Pads.

5. Oatmeal for breakfast.  I have been eating this for the past week and I can say I love my oatmeal!!!

6. .10¢ Summer clearance sale at Dollar General.  Spent $10 and got 100 items!!  NICE stuff too.  Wish I had pictures to share.  Got citronella candles, patio chairs, flower pots (the huge nice ones), kite string, july 4th decor (flag bows, flags, flag frames), small glass flower vases, bird feeders, bird houses, gardening tools, pink and dark pink plastic table covers, grill brushes.  ALL 10¢ each!!! Yes this was an advertised special in their weekly ad.

7.  Chris and Shawn going on a "man" date Saturday.  It was so nice to see them go out by themselves and bond.

8. Devin and his Air Force Coins. LOL.  He is so into those things.

9. My children's love for Christ.

10.  Your WORD.  If I ever question anything in life or anything that someone says or thinks I can always look in the word and see if it is real or not.  If it is not in your word Father, then it is FALSE and FAKE.  It is all laid out there for us.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

OPERATION GRATITUDE--Dentists buy back halloween candy to send to troops

Every kid loves Halloween! So do adults.

As responsible dentists, community members, and US citizens, Halloween Candy Buy Back dentists have found a way to keep the fun, while helping kids and our troops deployed overseas.

Operation Gratitude:
Operation Gratitude

Halloween candy buy back:
Halloween Candy Buy Back

Facebook page:

How does the program work?

  • Participating dentists "buy" back kids' Halloween candy at a scheduled event
  • "Buy" with cash, coupons, toothbrushes, creative exchanges - They can partner with local businesses to give away coupons for food, services, goods, etc. They can give away the Hygiene Kits, they can set up an Opportunity Prize--each kid gets a ticket per pound of candy for an opportunity drawing to win special prizes, etc.
  • Dentists send the candy to Operation Gratitude or other Military support groups
  • Operation Gratitude sends the candy to U.S. Military deployed in harm's way

I know when my husband is overseas, he loves nothing more than getting candy. I always send a ton so he shares with the rest of the guys. They all look forward to my packages.

Halloween Candy Deals Commissary

Mars Candy Variety Snack size 2.00
Use 1.50/1 from October ALL You magazine (buy at Wal-mart) =.50
Use 1.50/2 from Maxi Saver October=1.25

Hersheys Candy Variety 1.99
Use 1/1 from HERE =.99¢

also good for fall:
Marzetti Apple Dip 2.29
Use 1/1 from 9/18 Smart Source Insert=1.29

Monday, October 24, 2011

Multitude Monday

Thank you beautiful heavenly father.  I bow down to you.  Thank you for being there when I am crying out.  Thank you for never leaving my side.  Thank you for making it so I have no worries about anything.

1. cold water to drink
2. healing from pain/tiredness to work at church food bank Saturday
3. Patience
4. walking 1 1/2 miles today!!
5. my mama sending $ to buy the kids winter clothes/coats.  She has always put her children first ALWAYS. I appreciate her so much.  I was wondering how I was going to be able to afford coats/pants/long sleeve clothes for kids but she sent us $ without me even asking last week.
6. My Natalie.  That girl is so sweet.  She is so gentle with me always.
7. Celebration of Discipline book.  It is opening me up (in my own eyes) in ways I never imagined a book could.
8. My green thumb.  We got more flowers last week from the base and I planted them Saturday.  They are already looking beautiful.  My flowers from last spring are still beautiful as can be too.  Thank you Lord.
9.  Your word.  Lord you have it all laid out in front of us.  Everything we need to know is right there in your word. EVERYTHING.
10.  Christopher carving out the pumpkins for us Saturday.  He did Foofa, I did Brobee, and Devin did Green lantern symbol.  Shawn is still thinking of his design.

Muno treat box (for trunk or treat night)

Devin and his huge muscles.

 AAWWW. Natalie sleeping on Nathan.

Christopher and Natalie.  She has a star rainbow painted on her face from school carnival.

Friday, October 21, 2011

10/23 Sunday Inserts + Commissary Coupon Matchup

10/23 Redplum

Bar-S Save $.75/2 1lb Frank or Bologna (12/4)
Newman’s Own Save $.50/1 pasta sauce, salsa, lemonade, marinade or popcorn (12/3)

10/23Smart Source
Land o Lakes Butter Save $.50/2 (12/31)
Barilla Plus Save $1/2 any barilla plus (12/18)
Equal Saccharin Save $1/1 100 count or larger (1/23/12)
Equal Sucralose or Equal Classic Save $2/1 100 ct o larger (1/23/12)
AXE Buy 1 Get 1 FREE buy any AXE shower gel or detailer and get one AXE shower gel or detailer FREE maximum value Save $5.99 (11/13)

Bar S Franks .79
use .75/2 from 10/23RP=.42 each

Newman's Own Pasta Sauce 1.50
Use .50/1 from 10/23RP=1.00

Land O Lakes Butter .99
Use .50/2 from 10/23ss=.74

Axe shampoo, body washes 2.69
use b1g1 free from 10/23ss=1.35 each

Monday, October 17, 2011

Invisible Illness

30 things about my invisible illnesses you may not know.........

1. The illness I live with is:
not just one illness; fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, depression, TYPE 1 Diabetes Mellitus

2. I was diagnosed with it in the year:
fibromyalgia=2010, chronic fatigue syndrome=2010, migraines=2010, depression=2007, TYPE 1 Diabetes Mellitus=1984

3. But I had symptoms since:
fibromyalgia=2007, chronic fatigue syndrome=2007, migraines=2010, depression=2007, TYPE 1 Diabetes Mellitus=1984

4. The biggest adjustment I’ve had to make is:
taking breaks

5. Most people assume:
I am normal

6. The hardest part about mornings are:
neck pain.  body is sore EVERYWHERE. 

7. My favorite medical TV show is:
Greys Anatomy DUH

8. A gadget I couldn’t live without is:
cell phone. 

9. The hardest part about nights are:
falling asleep is hard sometimes. PAIN

10. Each day I take __ pills & vitamins.
4 Pills, 2 Vitamins plus pain meds/headache meds if needed

11. Regarding alternative treatments I:
Get heat therapy/massage weekly. Helps a ton. 

12. If I had to choose between an invisible illness or visible I would choose:
invisible.  I have always had diabetes TYPE 1 and it has never kept me from doing anything.

13. Regarding working and career:
I have 4 young kids. Enough said.

14. People would be surprised to know:
How much pain I am in and how little energy I have DAILY.

15. The hardest thing to accept about my new reality has been:
not being able to do things I used to do like spending the day with the family having fun, because I’m in so much pain, because I don’t have the energy,because I am so sleepy. 

16. Something I never thought I could do with my illness that I did was:
Exercise.  I am currently walking when I feel well.  Going to work up to a run one of these days.

17. The commercials about my illness:
are fake.  You cannot take a special pill and be all better. 

18. Something I really miss doing since I was diagnosed is:
Having energy from sun up to sun down taking care of my family.

19. It was really hard to have to give up:
Having the energy to do all the mom and wife stuff I would like to do.

20. A new hobby I have taken up since my diagnosis is:
EVERYTHING.  I have made so many wonderful creations in the past year.  When I am having a hard day instead of sulking about it I sit here and create things.

21. If I could have one day of feeling normal again I would:
Family fun day

22. My illness has taught me:
positive self talk

23. Want to know a secret? One thing people say that gets under my skin is:
nothing..................Jesus thinks I am OKAY!!!!!!!!  I am a GEM in his eyes.

24. But I love it when people:
ask how I am.

25. My favorite motto, scripture, quote that gets me through tough times is:
Romans 10:13 Everyone who calls "help God," gets help

26. When someone is diagnosed I’d like to tell them:
It will be okay.  This illness will make you grow in faith.

27. Something that has surprised me about living with an illness is:
fibromyalgia= How hard I can push myself.  Some days I just want to rest but that is not possible with 4 youngins.

28. The nicest thing someone did for me when I wasn’t feeling well was:
Leaving me in peace and quiet.

29. I’m involved with Invisible Illness Week because:
People need to know

30. The fact that you read this list makes me feel:
thankful that you care.

Multitude Monday

Thank you Lord.  Thank you Lord.  Thank you Lord. YOu are amazing.  You are beautiful.  You are wonderful.  You give me everything I need.  You are my backbone.  You are always there for me.  You know me inside and out and know whats best for me.  You believe in me.  You are my master!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. Pastor Ron and his Sunday Message.  That man can preach.  He never bores anyone.  He preached yesterday about how some people do not let go of sin after accepting Jesus.  John 8:36 and Romans 6.  He said when you are in "trouble" say Jesus Christ out loud a few times and the scene will change. I tried this a couple of times this week and boy did it work. 

2. Church bake sale.  I have never stood at the front of church to say hello to everyone as they enter. This past Sunday, we had a Girlfriends In God Bake Sale to Raise money for Womens Missions.  I got there early to help sale those cakes.  It was neat to be able to say hello and smile at everyone as they entered church.  (Wish I would have taken a picture of my cake I made.  it was pretty!!!!!!)

3. Ability to talk about you Lord anytime anywhere to anyone who will listen.

4. Shawn's friend Christopher that lives a few doors down from us!!!!!!!!  Devin tags along as well.

5. Fire Safety Day at Sheppard AFB.  We really LOVED the parade in base housing and all the celebration at the BX from our local firefighters and rescue people!!!  They always go above and beyond for the military members and their families.

6.  My imagination and craftiness/artistic nature.  I love creating things.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

NEW Coupon Overage/freebie items for Commissary

Equal 100ct 1.50-1/1 peelie=.50¢
Planters Peanut bars are still 1.50-1/1 insert or .75/1 insert=.50-.75
Kellogg Fruit snacks 1.50-.50/2 military tp=1.25
Welch's Juices 2.50-1/1 insert=1.50
Skittles Large bags 1.99-1/1 IP on
Folgers 2.89-1/1 insert=1.89!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST PRICE I HAVE SEEN IN MONTHS!!!!!!!
Kraft sliced cheese -----I got a home mailer from Kraft Military for one FREE kraft sliced cheese item up to $2.12.
Ore Ida Fries 1.99-1.50/3 insert=1.49
Vitamin D Sundown 1.16-1/1 insert=.16
Sundown Folic acid .87-1/1 insert=.13 OVERAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Schick Quattro Razors are still 3.00 so if you still have your IP's they are still free with the $6/2.
Schick Hydro 3 is still 4.00 so free + 1.00 OVERAGE with IP $5/1!!!!!!
Dial Body Wash travel .56-.50/1 military booklet=.06
Gold Bond Travel .51-.50/1 mil tp=.01

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Multitude Monday

Thank you Lord for another week.
thank you father for:
1. Hanging out with my Devin. He is my sweet sweet son. He is always so goofy and fun to be around and hang out with. I have found myself lately not spending as much time with him as I would like so yesterday we went and hung out. It was a wonderful refresher. That boy always holds a sweet spot in my heart.

2. Third Day and Newsboys in concert Friday. It was so neat to be in a building full of screaming christian fans all praising JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!My type of place to go.

3. Being able to give bags of food to those in need.

4. Rescheduling of the doctors appointment I had Friday at 11am. I did NOT want to go because I was saving my energy for the concert Friday night (Third Day). I prayed for it to go well at the doctor. At 9am Friday, the secretary called and said we had to reschedule for Monday because the Doctor had an emergency surgery. How cool is that??? That is God answering a small but very important to me prayer.

5. Shawn finding a VERY good friend. Shawn has often struggled with finding and keeping friends. He finally has a good friend named Chris whom lives a couple of streets down from us. Chris is the type of person I would want any of my children to be friends with. Thank you LORD!!!!!!!!!!!

6. NEW sewing machine!!!!! I do not know how to sew but I am learning. I am very confident in anything and I know I can conquer sewing. The first thing I sewed was some curtains for the kitchen. Now I am working on the childrens costumes for Trunk or Treat at church on the 31st.

7. Thank you for changing me Lord. I am giving it all to you. Holding nothing back. Hiding nothing. So many people pick and choose what they give to Father but I am trying my hardest to give him it ALL. He is the only one who can move those mountains.

8. Thank you for allowing me to see potential in everyone. Even those people who look like garbage or worthless to most. God sees us as wonderful so we should look at everyone that way. God can change them and restore them.

9. Thank you for allowing me to fill my head with positive thoughts and get rid of all the negative self talk. Most people do talk to theirselves in a negative manner but I am trying to break that. Satan will not condemn me with negative thoughts anymore. Even on my worst days Father sees me as a jewel.

10. Thank you for putting the hunger to live in your word and worship 24/7. I am hungry Lord. Thank you.

Pictures of my joy:

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Amazon Magazine Subscriptions for $5

This is the time of year to buy magazines.  Well now until the end of the year.  Keep your eyes open and they will put out tons of good deals. 

Here are a few that are 90% off.
*these prices are for auto-renewal but you can cancel after first magazine arrives.
All $5 until October 11th:

Thursday, October 6, 2011


20% off all New Balance Shoes
25% off all Armitron, casio, timex watches
CD-R 50 pack reg $11.95 now $6.95
Plaid Fleece Throw 50"x60" $2.89

Coupon deals:
Mars Fun Size $2.50
Use 1.50/2 coupon in Maxi Saver=1.75

Fisher Fusions $1.50
Use 1.00/1 from 10/9SS=.50

Gillette Fusion Gel $1.85
Use 1/1 from October PG insert=.85

Zest Bar soap 3pk 1.99
Use 1/1 from 9/11ss=.99 (.33¢ per bar)

Zest Body Wash $2.50
Use 1/1 from 9/11ss=$1.50

Bounty Single Rolls $1.50
Use $1/2 from 10/2PG=1.00 each

Downy 40 oz $3.00
Use $2.00/3 From October PG=$2.33 each

$3 off $15 Petals and Blooms Purchase
25% off Timberland Shoe purchase when you use Star card

Sunday Coupon Inserts + Commissary deals

Sunday coupons this week:

smart source:
John Frieda Product Save $2/1 exclude trial size, radiant red or luminous color glaze (12/3)
these usually drop to $3.25 when q comes out. $1.25 is stock up price for myself.
Smart Balance Cooking Oil or spray Save $1/1 (11/23)
Fisher Snack Nut Save $1/1 4oz + (12/9)
Schick Razor Save $2/1 disposable pack not valid on 2 count (11/20)
There is a $3 pack of disposable razors on sale now. Makes it $1 after q
Glade Fabric air odor eliminator product Save $1.25/1 (11/19) think these are 1.99 now??? maybe???
Northland Dark Fruit Juices Save $1/2 (12/31) $1.89 now so 1.39 after q. Bought 2 weeks ago at this price. Price may have went up since.??

Save $1.00/1 20 oz la looks product (1-9-12) 1.59-1/1=.59
save $.50/1 minute rice (12-31)
save $2.00/1 listerine TOTAL CARE ZERO (12-31)

Okay where are all the GOOD HOT qs???????