A Reader’s Wise Fortune | To Buy, or Not to Buy?


Emily shared this funny experience with me just yesterday:

It may not be a shopping photo but I thought it fitting for all of us couponers who just can’t resist a sale especially when we have a coupon to match! :)

My hubby brought home Chinese food for dinner. He insists my fortune it’s trying to tell me something. I’m yet to be convinced ;)

I thought it was perfect…    are you the type of person who can’t resist a sale? Or do you buy only when you need to?

thanks, Emily!

Many Trips to Fry’s & a 2-Year Old’s Pride & Joy

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See that?  Those matchbox cars resemble many, many trips to Fry’s….

And he has two more buckets to go.

I just thought it was cute; had to share…. this occupied him today since Mom was sick – it made his dad proud, but watch out – step on one of these and you’ll never ever forget to watch were you step again!

Try to turn one the wrong way & he’ll yell at you, try to take one from the line and you’ll never hear the end of it.

Do your Kids do this too?

A UHaul?! Now That’s One Serious Mega Shopper!


Oh gosh I’m laughing SO hard! Just got this from Michelle L. – read on:

I’ve been reading comments all week about how excited everyone is about the Fry’s Mega Event.  When I pulled into the Fry’s parking lot and found a U-Haul I had to chuckle…Now that is one serious shopper!

Thanks Michelle L.!

Happy Friday! Lets Put that K-Y To Use!


Happy Friday you guys. I’m so excited Friday is here. I have been waiting for it’s arrival all week. I have lots of things to do today; but one of them was finding an alternative use to ALL this K-Y.

I know we all went over board in purchasing K-Y. I mean… I want more kids but right now hubby says it’s not in the cards… (little does he know it will be in the cards eventually!)

So until that time, I had to find some alternative uses for all that K-Y in my cabinet. I figured I’d share with you so you can enjoy the tips too:

  • 1 20 x 30 tarp laid flat on a slight hill, + 1 case (72 tubes) of K-Y = one very AWESOME Slip and Slide!!
  • Make Fake Glowing, Green Blood by mixing it with a glow stick or food coloring– such as the old Sci-Fi flick “Predator” :)
  • Remove Tight or Stuck-On Rings
  • Lubricate Sticky Zippers
  • Loosen Sticky Price Tags and Product Labels
  • Shine Your Patent Leather
  • Untangle jewelry chains
  • Fix squeaky doors
  • Use as hair gel
  • Polish leaves on plants
  • Use as shaving gel
  • Tint with red food coloring for fake blood
  • Remove gum from furniture

Any other suggestions out there?!

Why you May Not Want to Follow My Site.

You’ll probably scoff your head at this post…..but yes. The last few weeks I have endured emails. and suggestions from people on what I can ADD to my site. Some of you have just simply told me that you were late to a deal because I was not fast enough.

I know many of you read a lot of other blogs; some of you don’t mix well into the blog scene, you stick with one or two and call it a day. But some of you are on the computer ever more than I am (is that even possible?!) so you may or may not find my blog to be “the” most interesting out there.

Some reasons why you might just want to pass on reading my site:

1. I am not always the fastest at posting every last little deal, coupon or freebie. Yep – Hey, at least I admit it. I have 3 kids 5 and under tearing up my house, dumping whole boxes of Cheerios on the carpet…..  scaling countertops to get to the cookies on the top shelf. Between loading laundry, washing dishes, feeding/showering kids, cooking  meals, and posting…. I simply can’t quite get “everything” that’s out there. I have motherly duties, wifely duties… and gosh – sometimes I just have to take a shower.

2.  I tell you crazy stories about my kids…… our expeditions to the store, and even sometimes – I give you a glimpse of what the “circus” is really like in the Cuevas household. Many of you probably don’t care to hear these stories, or simply aren’t interested.

3.  I make mistakes.  I’m the first to admit – I will sometimes have gamatical erors & splel things the worng way. Sometimes I will miscalculate a price. Hey – we’re human. I’m human, and with a ton of workload on my plate, 3 kids to make happy and many things going on at once it’s bound to happen.

4.  I won’t tell you a coupon is **HOT** if I don’t think it’s hot. Sorry – I just can’t do it. A Chapstick coupon that gives us free Chapstick = that’s hot. But a coupon for tampons that isn’t really going to get me free or cheap tampons = sorry, but I can’t fake the funk on that. I’m a pretty real person. I talk to you though my keyboard just like I talk to people in real life. Hopefully you have gotten to know me well, but I just can’t “fake” something I don’t believe in, even if I’m offered an incentive for it.

5.  I make money on my site.  You bet I do. AND I disclose that, as I am required, on every post. I spend a great deal of time finding deals, verifying deals, and living in this mode 24/7 – late at night, up early, even in my sleep – my mind does not stop. When you go so far as to have your iPad & phone on the counter in the bathroom when you shower you know you have a problem. Heck, I had an anxiety attack the other day because I left my iPad at home by accident. My blog has been a blessing to some of you – hopefully it has saved you money; it has also been a blessing to our family – and given me something to keep me very, very busy.

While you’re at it, you may want to stop following me on Twitter too…. heck, 2 years into my blog, I still can’t figure it out.