Sunday, June 21, 2009

Free baby sign classes

I don't know if anyone is interested in baby sign language but I think it is the best thing I could have ever done for me and Tanner. It is amazing. He can say about 35-40 words in sign. He can tell you if he is hungry or thirty, cold, tired or any other thing he might be feeling.

San Diego has tons of free classes for young children and parents.

Tanner and I go to toddler sign on Mondays. (tomorrow we are riding the ferry to seaport village)
Wed. we go to an outdoor class that meets at a new park around San Diego every week. (Fair last week)
Thurs. is an indoor play group where we do some crafts and discussions about various topics.
and Fridays we go to an infant sign class.
These are amazing classes that are totally free. We take field trips to places like Sea World, the Zoo, a small farm,Pumpkin patch, and Birch aquarium just to name a few. We love our teacher Becky.

I just wanted to put this info out there if anyone is interested. It is never too late to start teaching signs and if you are not really in to that just come on out and get together with other moms.

It is summer session right now so there are only a few more classes in the summer but I will try to let everyone know when it starts back up in the fall.

Happy Father's Day!

We just wanted to wish everyone a very happy Father's day. Hope this was a great day for all of you Dad's out there.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Tanner's First Haircut

I finally took Tanner in for his first haircut. He hated it and screamed the whole time but the lady did such a great job. Here are a few pictures of before and after as well as some that show just how mad he really was. He looks so much older. I guess he my little man now instead of my little baby.

Fun Day at the Zoo

Hello everyone,
David and I took Tanner to the Zoo for the first time the other day and we had a great time. The weather was perfect and it was not very crowded so it was really nice. I didn't take a lot of pictures because Tanner had a fit when I took him out of the stroller and tried to put him back in so he walked along side David and I for most of the day. It was so funny, as we walked up the big hill to go and see the polar bears I could hear Tanner huffing and puffing Oooh! Oooh! with every step. We laughed and stopped for a minute to let him rest but he wanted to keep going so up we went.

Later in the day we were walking along and Tanner found two wonderful leaves on the ground. He carried them for about a mile and then he just plopped down in the middle of the street to rest.

When we finally got him out of the street he walked a good long while smacking a different leaf on everything in his path till he got tired again and sat down on the curb to rest again. That was when we finally decided it was time to go.

We had a lot of fun. Tanner loved the leaves on the ground, the rock walls that he could touch, and the giraffes and monkeys the best.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to take a moment and say happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mother's out there. I hope today is filled with special memories and your family makes you feel loved. Have a great day!

Love Angel

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Free 2 pc grilled chicken meal at KFC

KFC is offering 2 free pieces of chicken (manager's choice), 2 individual sides and a biscuit. Simply print this coupon and take it into any participating KFC.

You should be able to print 4 coupons just hit the back button and refresh.

Coupon must be printed today Wed, May 6th but can be used until the 19th.

Thank you Crazy Coupon Mom for the link and thank you Butch for the heads up.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Free Glade soy candles

A lot of people ask me how I am able to find such great deals so here is an example of a really easy one anyone can take advantage of.

There are 2 different scenarios:

Scenario #1


  • Buy (1) glade fragrance collection soy candle for $5.99
  • Use (1) $4/1 printable coupon
  • Use (1) $2/1 easysaver coupon pg21

This makes the candle free.

The easySaver books are found in the store right when you walk in.

Scenario #2


  • Buy (2) Glade fragrance collection soy candles for $5.79 each (must buy two for this deal)
  • Use (2) $4/1 printable coupon Press back button to print the coupon twice, if that doesn't work just enter your info again and print it again. You can print 2 from each computer in your home.
  • Pay $3.58 and get a $5.00 gift card to use on your next visit.
  • You actually make $1.42 profit.
  • Do this as many times as you can. Call your friends and have them print coupons for you. That is what I do.

Target has a lot of these gift card with purchase deals each week. Save your gift cards and roll them over on the next deal. It really helps keep the amount of money you pay out of pocket down.

Thank you Deal Seaking Mom. This is one of my favorite sites to find great deals. Feel free to check it out and let me know how much money you save.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Fun day at Santee Lakes

David and I decided to take Tanner to Santee Lakes today to play in the water park. Tanner was very intimidated at first but finally got right in there and played in the water. We all had a great time and Tanner loved looking at all of the birds and the ducks. He is obsessed with birds right now. It is so adorable. Here are a few photos.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My big surprise

Just want to let everyone know that I am about 10 weeks pregnant. We are very excited. I had my first ultrasound yesterday and I still think it is amazing that I can grow a baby in my belly. It made me cry to see the little one in there flipping around and watching the little heart beat. I will try to keep you updated as I progress through my pregnancy.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Family Fun

We have really been enjoying having David home. It is really nice to not be so stressed about money and have some good quality time together. We have not done a whole lot but here are some cute photos of David and Tanner snuggling on the couch and a few others. Enjoy!

On this last one Tanner came to me and said "Mote" and handed me the remote control for the TV and when I turned it on he went and sat on the couch and covered up with the blanket. He just gets funnier every day.

Here is Tanner and Grandpa Joe cuddling up as well.

One last photo of Tanner and his friend Sam playing in the kitchen while I search for more great deals on the computer.

Great target trip

Hi everyone,

I found some great deals today at Target.

If anyone reads this you can email me or comment on this blog to find out my BIG secret.

I got:

(4) Gillette Fusion Power razors
(4) Gillette Shaving cream
(4) Vitamin H2O
(4) Market Pantry fruit snacks
(3) Bags of Cheetos
(2) Gerber Graduate snacks
(1) Gerber Graduate cheese puffs

I payed $19.03 and got back $20.00 in Gift cards.
Target payed me $.93 cents for all of this stuff. yea!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Great deals at Vons this Week

Vons is having a buy 10 items get $5.00 off mix and match sale and I have been racking my brain trying to figure out the best deals and then I figured out a really easy way to find the best deals on the things you need and are on sale. Here it is:

Get your coupons out.

If you have not signed up for you can do so here. It is free and it does not send you any spam.
On the left click on the grocery deals by state.
Use the drop down box and select California (Southern) - Vons/Pavillions Advertised Deals

This will give you a complete list of all the items on sale at Vons for the week. On the left it tells you if there is a coupon for the item and where you can find it (which Sunday paper it was in). On the right it tells you the coupon amount, the sale price and the final cost. It makes it really easy to find the best deals.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

Anyone who emails me or comments on this post will learn my BIG secret. Hope to hear from you soon.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Preview! Free next week at Walgreens

Reynolds wrap will be on sale next week for $.89 with in ad coupon. Combine this with the $1.00 off Reynolds wrap coupon from 3/15 Smart source coupon insert and it is free plus overages.
I will add more great deals as I find them.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

David is home!

David is finally home. Yea! Tanner is so happy to have his Dad back. He follows him around all day saying Da Da, Da Da. No one can make Tanner laugh like his Daddy. We are so happy to have him home.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Hello everyone,

I hope everyone is doing well. We are doing great here. David is still in Tuscon but should be home this Wed. I hope that is true but they seem to change their minds a lot so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Tanner is walking up a storm. He just looks so grown up cruising around the house. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful child. I will try to get some updated photos posted in s few days.

I am still finding great deals everywhere. I will keep you posted on any great deals I find.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

3 bottles of listerine free

Walgreen's has a special this week on Listerine and Reach products.
Buy any 3:
  • Reach Ultraclean toothbrush or floss, 30 yds
  • 2 pack advanced design toothbrushes
  • Listerine: original, Fresh Burst, cool or vanilla mint flavored mouthwash.

they are on sale 3/$9.00

use coupon for $3.00 off when you buy 3 from the Sunday paper

(if you didn't get the Sunday paper they are in the Diabetes and you Free magazine located in the pharmacy department of Walgreen's on the wall)

and get $6.00 back in Register rewards to use on your next shopping trip.

That makes them free! Yea!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tanner is walking Finally!

Here is a video of Tanner who just started walking a few minutes ago.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What I never knew about coupons!

I am just having a blast getting so many deals and freebies with coupons and I thought I would share a few things that I never knew about coupons.

  • There are 2 types of coupons: Manufacturer's coupons and Store coupons. You can use both types of coupons on the same item for a combined savings. Example - You can use a Walgreen's coupon and a coupon out of the Sunday paper on one item. If you have a tube of toothpaste that cost $2.50 and you have a Walgreen's coupon for $1.50 off and you have a manufacturer's coupon for $1.00 off you get the toothpaste for free.
  • Use multiple like coupons. If the store is having a sale that says buy 5 boxes of cereal for $5.00 you can use 5 coupons and save big. This week Vons was having a sale and they had 5 boxes of cereal on sale for $.99 each when you buy 5. I had five $1.00 off coupons so I got all five boxes of cereal for free. I did not know you could use like coupons in one transaction. I always thought you were limited to one. It is one manufacturer's coupon per item not per transaction.
  • Target and Walmart take coupons. Not only does Target take coupons but they have online printable store coupons to use with your manufactures coupons.
  • Buy Multiple copies of the paper. I have found the best way to take advantage of all the great deals out there is to have multiple copies of my coupons. I get the Bulldog early Sunday edition at Walmart on Saturdays for $1.00 and I usually buy 3 copies and I have one copy delivered to my house when I know there are coupons in the paper. a site called has a list of when the paper will have coupons. You can find it here. This is a great site to start finding deals.
  • You can usually print 2 copies of each coupon you find online. When you find a coupon you like make sure you hit the back button and print it again. Most of the time you can print it twice. if the back button doesn't work just go back into the site and start over. It is worth it.

Well these are a few of the things I didn't know until a few weeks ago. A lot of you probably already know all this but just in case I don't want anyone to miss out.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

What a deal

Well today did not go as I had planned it in my head this morning. (I think I dream about coupons and if the stores are really going to let me use them). I could not get the diapers at Walgreen's because Tanner is a little too big for that brand of Diaper but it is a steal for anyone with a baby in Newborn - Size 2 Huggies. Oh Well, then I get to the cash register and the cashier will not let me purchase more then one of each product which is crazy but I didn't make a fuss because that is the closest Walgreen's.

So I called my mom and we headed out to the Walgreen's on Navajo Rd. We went right up and had no problem at all getting all our loot. Yea for Mom. She is a life savor. Then I stopped off at Target and this is what I got today:
Here is what we got:
(4) 184 count Huggies wipes. Reg Price-$5.99 each/My Price $.99
(1) 64 count Huggies wipes in the plastic container. Reg Price-$3.96 each/My Price Free
(5) Garnier Fructis hair styling products. Reg Price-$2.99 each/My Price Free
(3) Garnier Fructis conditioners Reg Price-$2.99 each/My Price Free, 2 were $.99 oops
(4) Purrell hand sanitizers Reg Price-$.99 each/My Price Free
(2) Glade motion sense and spray Reg Price-$7.99 each/My Price Free
(4) Flavored coffee mate creamers Reg Price-$2.49 each/My Price $2.00
(1) Venus Breeze razor Reg Price-$7.44 each/My Price $2.44
All this together, I spent $13.00, it should have been $11.00 but the first Walgreen's mad me so mad that I forgot to use two of my coupons. Darn! But what a deal.
Anyone else out there finding good deals? Please let me know.

Time Change

Don't forget to set your clocks ahead.
Try to have a great day on 1 less hour of sleep.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Great deals at Walgreen's

There are some really great deals at Walgreen's starting tomorrow. They have a special on Huggies Diapers where you can get them Free, Garnier Fructis shampoo and conditioner Free and many more great deals too.

You can find all you need to know on

This is a great site that is super easy to understand and tells you where you can find the coupons. i.e. print them online, which Sunday paper they are in or if they are in the Walgreen's EverSavor book and how to use them to maximize your savings.

You could save a ton of money in just a few minutes. Just don't get to Walgreen's before me I don't want them to run out of stock. LOL!

Good luck and happy shopping!

Friday, March 6, 2009

I hate SPAM!

I wanted to unsubscribe to an email that I had received today so I opened the mail and clicked on the unsubscribe button and told them I don't want to receive any emails from them anymore. They responded to that request with this message.
"Your request to unsubscribe from the this mailing list has been received and will be processed shortly.
You will be notified of the success or failure by email."

Hello people I don't want anymore email from you.

I just thought that was funny.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Story time at El Cajon Library

We are off to story time at the El Cajon Library. They do it every Wed morning. 9:45 for Toddler and I believe 10:30 for Preschool age. Since I have my neighbor Sam who is 5 with me during the week we will be going to both. They both really enjoy it. Maybe I will see one of you there one of these weeks. Hope you are all having a great week. Hope to see you soon.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Some photos of David at work.

Here are a few pictures of David working on the Generator in Tuscon.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

2 Great new deals. Must act fast!

I found two great deals today.

1)$5.00 ink jet cartridge refill
Walgreen's has a coupon on there web site for ink jet cartridge refills for only $5.00. You can print 2 coupons and get both black and color cartridges filled for $10.00. You have to act fast because the coupon expires tomorrow 3-1-09. Sorry about the short notice but I wanted to try it first before I recommended it to anyone. It only takes a few minutes for them to fill it.

2) Free Gift from Victoria Secrets Pink Nation.
If you sign up for their new pink nation it will give you a coupon for a free gift and $10 off any $35 Pink Purchase.
You can find more info about it from just scroll down till you read free pink gift from Victoria secret.
I got my coupon and I am going to check it out tomorrow. I will let everyone know what I find out. Wish me luck

Friday, February 27, 2009

Wow! What a great deal.

Here is my latest deal from Walgreens. I was able to get all 5 of these items for $.08. That is with tax and everything and trust me we need all this cold medicine right now in this house. I am having so much fun finding these great deals.
Hope everyone is doing well and I hope to see you soon.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I found out today that David will be in Tucson for about a month. It seems to change on a daily basis but that is where it stands right now. We thought he was going to go to Alabama but they found more problems with the generator in Tucson and now they will be there until it gets fixed. I sure do miss him. He sound tired but good.
This is a great site for anyone who has an infant or a toddler. They are free music downloads of
Musical Soup™ - Mozart Wombsong Collection
Musical Soup™ - Mozart for Toddlers

Tanner really loves it.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Today I was able to get all 7 of these items for $1.55 at Wal mart. It normally would have been $10.04. There were a lot more good deals but I didn't have last weeks coupons. It was really fun and easy to do and it is all stuff I can use. yea! I love coupons.
If you haven't tried the turtle chex mix you are really missing out. Yummy!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

This is a really cute video of Tanner and I. Every once in awhile if you tickle his collar bone he will just pass out. It is like he is asleep and then when you let go he goes right back to laughing. It is hard to get on video but we were able to catch the tail end of it. He did it in the grocery store one day and I swear there we 15 people standing around watching him do this. It was great. They were asking "is he faking it." I said no it just feels so good he can't stand it. It was really great. I hope you like the video. You can also see Tanner signing baby at the end of the video because he thinks every camera has pictures of him and he wants to see himself "the baby." I just thought I would point that out. Have fun!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Addicted to online freebies

I have found so many wonderful things for free online. Everything from Magazines to food. I thought I would share a few of the sites I found with really great information.
this is a great site Geri showed me with tons of great info updated almost everyday.
This is a great site for coupon lovers. It does all the coupon research for you.
This is another site that does all the coupon research for you. You can choose a store and they will tell you the best deals.
This is another great blog with lots of freebies and tips.
great site for moms. It has freebies, samples and money saving tips
Here is Tanner standing up getting ready to walk. He takes one step and then decides that crawling is much faster.

How we are doing

David is off again to Tucson for work. He is rebuilding turbines at a power plant there.The turbines run on coal, natural gas, liquid fuel, and landfill gas.
He will be gone about 2 weeks. I will let you know as I get the information. We sure do miss him. We talk every night on the phone and I recorded a small video of David saying good morning and good night for Tanner to see everyday. It seems to help.

Other then missing David and missing having a pair of extra hands around the house we are doing great. Tanner took his first steps last Thursday night. We were not able to get it on video because it was so dark but we were both there to see it. I was very thankful for that. I will keep trying to get it on video.

Hopefully I can figure out how this blog works and get some photos posted for everyone to see.

Hope everyone enjoys our day by day posts.