Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Check it out - Too busy to Coupon!

Take a look and follow our new co-blog, Too Busy To Coupon! Are you fascinated by news stories featuring Extreme Couponing? Do you read newspaper articles with headlines like "Suburban Mom Saves $500 On Groceries Each Month Using Coupons!" and think things like 'I wish *I* could do that too, but I don't have the time! That must be ALL she does is clip coupons and shop!' Maybe you've even spent some time trying to get on board with the Extreme Couponing trend, gotten frustrated by the insider lingo and complicated deals and time-consuming learning process, and given up.

Disney Dreaming,


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Do you shop at Dominicks? You MUST READ this article by Jill Cataldo!

Please, dear readers, take a look at this article by Jill Cataldo if you are a Dominick's shopper.

At the very least it will raise your awareness about the amount of expired food they are selling.

Please be safe, and if you must shop at Dominick's, be aware!!

Take care and there will be no dreamy sign off this time, we all need to keep our head out of the clouds when it comes to food safety!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Congrats!!! :)

Congratulations to Katherine and welcome new readers. Lots more giveaways and couponing tips. I look forward to helping you coupon and save for your own goals.

Disney Dreaming,


Friday, February 11, 2011

Free Avon Giveaway - $35 Credit!

I am so excited to offer a new contest! I love Avon and I have been ordering for a number of years. I've always been happy with their products from makeup to jewelry to purses to holiday items. One lucky reader will win some Avon for themselves! Joslyn Gould of Avon has been kind enough to offer the winner of this contest a $35 Avon credit! It's easy to enter, just do any or all of the following below. Please remember - **You must leave a comment for each thing you do!!**

1. Like Joslyn's Avon Office and leave a comment

2. Like me on facebook and leave a comment

3. Follow me on twitter and leave a comment

4. Follow me on blogspot

5. Blog, Tweet, or otherwise announce this giveaway with the giveaway link and leave a comment.

**Please leave a comment for each individual entry. There are a total of 5 possible entries allowed per person.**

Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Please remember to leave a valid email address so that I have a way to contact you!

This giveaway will end on Tuesday 2/15 at approximately 10PM CST. The winner will be chosen by and notified by email shortly after the end of the giveaway.

Disney Dreaming and wishing you Good Luck!!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

What are your goals for 2011?

Some people make resolutions. I, as a general rule, break them. So...I'm not bothering with that.

I started thinking, however, when I downloaded the free goals and priorities journal...what are my goals for 2011? they are:

* Get the house clean - The caveat with this is that when I clean, I end up sick, often for several days afterward. It is a huge challenge and I'm not sure how to proceed ...but it is a goal...more thinking to do.

* Keep the house clean (see former goal)

* Save more money/gift cards/items for our Disney trip -
I don't want to set a specific goal, whatever we get is great, I'd just like to save more.

* Lose some weight before our trip, at least enough to not hate being in Disney pictures. Again, I don't need a specific amount, that stresses me out more than anything. But if Icould look at myself and think I will not hide the pictures, that would be good.

* Eat more fresh, less processed food.

* Find coupons for said food. They ARE out there, and I feel like the more fruits, veggies and natural items we eat,the better I can feel...and considering how sick I get....I just want to do anything to feel a little better. Plus, I HATE teaching Claire my horrible eating habits. When I'm sick, making food for her doesn't even seem often I resort to processed stuff.

* Less Meat. Yeah. I love Oprah. And I could totally do meatless monday. It saves us money. I mean, I could get free Ronzoni for a year!

* Buy healthier meat.Again, You can blame Oprah and Food Inc. for this one. I've located a couple of farms that are within an hour of us. It's not cheap, which is rough because we can't afford much. But, it's a goal...and I think it would be much better for our family.

What are your goals for 2011?

Disney Dreaming,


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Where does the anger come from, exactly?

So there was a Pampers Kandoo giveaway today, and some people got a free tub of wipes, many did not. What caught my attention was how infuriated many were who hadn't gotten the free item. I have seen this over and over again. People get so angry if they don't get the free online item, they accuse others who do get it of cheating or having some internet advantage, and it becomes very chaotic. I wonder what it is, that makes people SO upset? Do they feel that if a free item is offered that it should be there until THEY personally get one? Is it that the economy is so bad that one tub of wipes will make or break the budget? Is it a sense of entitlement? What is it?

I am just happy when I win something, personally. I don't get it. And then they threaten to boycott the company. If you don't give me these free wipes I'll never use Pampers again? Come on, really?

I wish you lots of freebies...and peace if you don't get them. :)

Disney Dreaming,


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New things to come, and yes, I'm still alive in here...

I have been horrible at writing this blog. I'm pretty good at the FB end of it, I keep up a few deals each day, but the blog is suffering. There will be more changes coming, which I can't talk about quite yet as we have to get more complete first. They are positive and mean more posts, I can say that.

In the meantime, however, I will try to post more. It's not hard to post once a day. I can find something to say.

So, here's the latest update. I've been in the hospital again. Nothing new or learned about why I am ill, but it makes the 5th hospitalization in a little over a year. 3 Meningitis, 2 Severe Headache Following Meningitis, for those of you keeping tally.

I'm as good as I get, but my health issues are one of the reasons I haven't posted nearly as much as I should.

I am still couponing, but my stockpile has gotten us through quite a few weeks of illness. We are now getting to the barer closet and fridge, and I do need to super coupon yet again. Plus hubby likes owning enough toothpaste for a year. :)

There's more, but I have to have some to post tomorrow...fingers crossed.

Disney Dreaming,