10.8.2011 - Contest Saturday

Hello!  I am pleased to announce the winner of our first contest is 'lilmer' - Congrats!

We will have a contest this week, but I am unable to post it until tomorrow - stay posted!


10.7.2011 - Good humor and Thankfullness Friday

Afternoon  - Not much time to post, because my lovely daughter and I are planning a surprise for daddy.  :)  We are so thankful for all we have been given.


10.5.2011 - Craft Day Wednesday

Afternoon!  Today we had arts and craft day at home, and we had a great time!  We made d├ęcoupage letters, and we loved it!  We decided to do Isabel's initials - IRP, and our only regret is that our little lady's initals are irp!  We just LOVE Isabel Rose though!  Read on to see how to create these letters!

What you need:
·         Three letters – the initials you’d like to decorate.  These can be wood, or chipboard, and can be found at your local craft store.
·         Decorative paper, enough to cover your letters.
·         A wide paint brush
·         Mod Podge
·         An exacto knife
·         Embellishments
Total cost:  About $10 (including mod podge and exacto knife, which can be used on later projects)
Step 1:  Trace the letters onto the paper – make sure you are tracing it backwards so the decorative side is the part you see when you adhere it to the block!

Step 2:  Cut out shapes using exacto knife.  Precision isn’t necessary at this point, but you don’t want to cut too much.
Step 3:  Put a thin layer of Mod Podge (or other form of adhesive) on the block, and paste the paper to it.  Then spread a moderate layer over the top of the paper.
Step 4:  Let dry for 15 minutes.
Step 5:  Use exacto knife to trim edges of letter.
Step 6:   I like to edge all things craft like with a brown ink – it generally makes an antique quality, but I just adore it!
Step 7:  Embellish as you see fit!
Thanks for crafting with us today!  If you do this craft, we'd love to see pics!


10.4.2011 - Financial Health Tuesday

Today, I share one of my most useful (as of late) tips.  We recently moved, and have had many many MANY trips out to eat.  In light of our health and cutting extra expense from eating out, my family and I have resolved to have a glass of water (usually with a lemon wedge - Iz thinks it's juice then!) before our meal.  If we still want a pop, we get it after our meal.  I'd say this cuts out 90% of out to eat pop consumption and saves $2-$3 bucks every time we go out!


10.3.2011 - Recipe Monday

Recipe Monday

Something tasty for the first working day of the week!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, soda, powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with a mixer. Mix in honey and vanilla until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, until fully incorporated. Mix in coconut, dried cranberries, oats and rosemary. Fold dry ingredients into butter mixture. Form into balls, approximately 2 tablespoons. Place 2 inches apart on parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake until cookies turn golden, 13 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven to cooling rack. Let sit 5 minutes in the pan before transferring to a rack to cool completely.


10.2.2011 - Coupon Matchup Sunday

Good afternoon! It's a great day for coupons, and I am excited to share!  There were many inserts this weekend - I got 4 inserts in the paper that was delivered, and SIX inserts in the one I picked up at the grocer!  I got the SmartSource, Play Saver, PG Brand Saver, Moments to Save, RedPlum and a bonus Susan G Kormen insert with coupons!

There are some extra deals on the facebook page - pop over and check it out!  The deal of the day is free Activia yogurt, and you'll need to join the FB group to find out how to get it! 

**Also** Remember - joining the FB group gets you one free entry to the contest for a free handmade hat from The Laughing Shark!

Coupon **HOT** Deals for 10/2-10/8

Walgreens Deals

Boiron ColdCalm
$6.99 with $7 RR
Use $1/1 ColdCalm Printable coupon
Net profit: $1.01!

Cepacol Sore Throat Lozengense
$2.99 with $3 RR

Cardio Juice 4-pk Orange or Strawberry   
$6.99 with $6.99 MIR (prints at checkout)

Accu-Check Aviva or Compact Plus Blood Glucose Monitor
$14.99 with $14.99 MIR

  • FILLER ITEMS (because at Walgreens you cannot have more coupons than items)
    act 2 popcorn 2.75 oz $.25 w/ in-ad coupon
    halloween activity pads or books $.34 (3/$1) w/ in-ad coupon
    halloween pencils $.17 (6/$1) w/ in-ad coupon
    hershey's 1.2/1.55 oz or peeps 1-8 pk halloween candy $.39
    macaroni & cheese 7.25 oz $.49 w/ in-ad coupon
More Walgreens deals HERE!

CVS Deals

Listerine or Reach Zero, Advanced, Total Care 500ml, Reach toothbrush 2 pk, floss 30 yards $3.99 = $2 Ecb (limit 2)
Use the $2/1 Reach toothbrush coupon (excludes Crystal Clean) found here or the $1.50/2 coupon found in the 7/31 SS
Pay $1.99
Get back $2 Ecb
Final cost FREE!

Fixodent 2-2.7 oz, Scope 1 liter or Scope Dual Blast $4.49 = $1.50 Ecb (limit 2)
Use the $2/1 Scope Dual Blast rinse coupon found in the 9/11 SS
Pay $2.49
Get back $1.50 Ecb
Final cost $0.99!
*There’s also a $0.75/1 Fixodent coupon found in the 10/2 P&G

Oral-B CrossAction power toothbrush 1 ct or brush heads 2 pk $5.99 = $1 Ecb (limit 2)
Use the $3/1 coupon found in the 10/2 P&G
Pay $2.99
Get back $1 Ecb
FInal cost $1.99!

Pepsi 2 liters 2/$3
Use the $2/2 Pepsi Max 2L coupon found in the Pepsico Moments to Save booklet in the 10/2 insert
Final cost as low as $0.50 each!This is a *HOT* price for 2 Liters!

All Ricola cough drops $1.99
Use the $1.50/1 45 ct + coupon found in the 9/11 SS (if this size is included at this price)
Final cost $0.49!
*There’s also a FREE Ricola bag when you buy Dual Action coupon found in the 10/2 SS

Dog Treats Pup-peroni 5.6 oz or Milk Bone dog biscuits 26 oz 2/$4
Use the $1/1 Pup-peroni coupon previously found or here or the Milk Bone coupon found in the 8/14 RP or 9/25 RP
Final cost $1!

More CVS deals HERE!

Target Deals

FREE $5 Gift Card wyb (2) Select P&G Items Listed*
*Gain Liquid Detergent 150 oz or $14.99
*Note: Ad states Gain Powder 95 or 120 load on sale, but not 100% positive if part of Gift Card deal
-$2/1 Tide or Gain Powder Detergent 9-11-11 SS
*Cheer Liquid Detergent 150 oz $14.99
-.50/1; $1/2 Cheer Products 8-14-11 RP
*Downy Liquid 130 or 150 Load $9.99
-.50/1 Downy Liquid or Sheets ETS Target Coupon 9-25-11 SS
-$1/1 Downy Liquid Fabric Softener or Unstopables People En Espanol Magazine Oct ’11
-.50/1 Tide Detergent, Downy, Tide Stain Release 10-2-11 PG
-$1/2 Tide Detergents, Downy, Tide Stain Release or Bounce 10-2-11 PG
-$2/3 Tide Detergents, Downy, Tide Stain Release or Bounce 10-2-11 PG
*Tide Liquid Detergent 150 oz $17.99
-.75/1 Tide Laundry Detergent ETS Target Coupon 9-25-11 SS
-.50/1 Tide Detergent, Downy, Tide Stain Release 10-2-11 PG
-$1/2 Tide Detergents, Downy, Tide Stain Release or Bounce 10-2-11 PG
-$2/3 Tide Detergents, Downy, Tide Stain Release or Bounce 10-2-11 PG
-$1/2; .50/1 Tide Detergent 9-25-11 RP
-$1/1 Tide People En Espanol October 2011

FREE $5 Gift Card wyb (2) Huggies or Pampers Big Packs $19.79*

*Huggies Diapers Little Movers Big Packs (Slip-ons Shown)
-$3/1 Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers 9-11-11 SS
-$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers, any 9-11-11 SS
*Pampers Diapers Big Packs (Cruisers Shown)
-$2/2 Pampers Diapers AND Wipes ETS Target Coupon 8-14-11 RP
-$2/1 Pampers Box(excl. Baby Dry) from Charmin Sensitive Coupon Booklet
-$1.50/2 Pampers Bags or (1) Pampers Diapers or Pants Box 10-2-11 PG

More Target deals HERE!


    10.1.2011 - Contest Kickoff Saturday!

    Welcome to our very first contest kickoff!  We have an awesome prize, from an awesome shop on facebook!

    The shop, The Laughing Shark, is owned by a wonderful woman named Raya.  She is a young mother, who enjoys all sorts of crafts.  She knits gorgeous hats (and we'll be giving one away here!), scarves, makes jewelry and takes breathtaking photos.  I highly recommend you check out her Facebook shop not ONLY to check out the hats, but everything else as well. 

    The Laughing Shark

    We've been lucky enough to enjoy her handiwork at our home.  We recently moved to Husker territory, and need to fit in, so we ordered a family trio from her.  We love them!

    They are warm, lightweight and adorable.  We actually loved them so much, we are planning on getting matching scarves!

    The hat we will be giving away this week will be a toddler sized hat.  It is a great fall color, and retails for $17 plus shipping.  You can get it here for FREE! 

    With the fall weather coming, now is the perfect time to scoop up this adorable hat for your little one to wear while they play in the leaves! 

    Leave a comment below telling us what your very favorite fall activity is!

    ***Please leave your preferred method of contact in the comment form below! It can be your Twitter username, email address, Facebook name, etc. Entries without a form of contact will not be valid. You may also email GlimpsesofLoveandLife@Hotmail.com your preferred method of contact if you are not comfortable with leaving it in the comments below.

    You can earn one extra entry for each of the following!

    1. Follow Glimpses of Love and Life on Blogger.com. Please leave an extra comment below noting that you are now a follower.
    2. Add a friend to the Facebook group Glimpses of Love and Life. Please leave an extra comment below with your friends fabook name (or first name, last inital if you prefer).
    3. Like Glimpses of Love and Life on Facebook. Please leave an extra comment below with your Facebook name.
    4. Like The Laughing Shark on Facebook. Please leave an extra comment below with your Facebook name.
    5. +1 this blog post on google, and leave an extra comment to let me know!

    DEADLINE: Enter by midnight on October 7th, 2011. Winner will be announced on Saturday, October 8th, 2011.


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