Saturday, June 28, 2008

$1 Flip Flops, Free Auntie's Anne's Pretzels

One of the blogs that has the best discounts and deals around is Freebies 4 Moms. They posted info this morning about $1 flip flops at Old Navy - this Saturday only - and a link to a coupon for a free Auntie Anne's Pretzel. Now thats bang for your buck.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Cool Quotes

I have two new quotes I heard that I loved! More to share soon:).

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain." (no attribution that I can find, please let me know if you have one.)

"The Lord told me to serve people and He never told me to stop." - a farmer interviewd on ABC Nightly News. He grows healthy food for those who can't afford it.

Happy Friday!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Thrifty Thursday: Free Jewelry

So I know it's not Thursday, but whatever. I do what I can when I get the chance. My mom is such a rockstar. She found an article in Woman's Day magazine for things you can get for free.

Here is my favorite: free jewelry. Yes free. It's silver jewelry and all you pay for is shipping and handling. Go to the You can see what's coming up here.Some of it I like - some I don't - but it's a pretty cool concept. Apparently they do it to generate interest in their business and other products they sell. I'm sure I will get to explore some more of these, but ordered one just to see if I like it or not. I got a blue topaz pendent. You pay $6.99 for shipping and handling no matter what you get from there. I'll keep you posted on what it's like when I get it.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Updates On Bottles With BPA

So I took mine back yesterday and they are accepting the bottles, not the extra nipples or pacifiers or anything like that. I got almost a $60 credit and bought two new kinds to try.

The first one was the Born-Free bottles, which we have yet to try, but looked pretty good.

The second one was the Adiri Natural Nurser, which looks weird, but we're hoping may work for our baby to take a bottle sometimes.

I didn't have a receipt and I didn't have the boxes. I took back the Avent bottles and the Playtex VentAire ones as well.

I also got a few sippies for my older one that are supposed to be BPA free.

Looks like Playtex is offering a free bottle (BPA-free) with the drop-ins at their web site.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Babies R Us Accepting Bottles With BPA

So I have been thinking a lot about the BPA-Free bottles and cups and had taken all the questionable ones out of our cupboards. I wasn't sure what to do with them, but then I found out Babies R Us is offering to replace them with BPA-free bottles and cups and pacifiers I think. I called the one by us this afternoon about the bottles and they confirmed it

Apparently they have not been advertising it, but I found out by word of mouth. I am taking mine this afternoon to get new ones. I hated to throw ours out, but didn't want to donate them in case there are major issues with them.

Also the Parent's choice bottles at Wal-Mart and several new styles of bottles are coming out that are BPA-free.

The Take and Toss sippies are also considered safe. I don't tend to worry about this stuff too much, but there is more and more concerning information by the studies that are being done and I have an alternative, so I choosing it.

Also the Gerber soft spoons do not have BPAs.

Just thought you would like to know there is an alternative to losing all your bottles and having to buy new ones.

Z Recommends: BPA Free Feeding
BPA Free Items at Babies R Us

Thrifty Thursday: Magazines

I just got a renewal notice for my Good Housekeeping in the mail .... yes I read it and have since I was nine. Anyway, if you haven't notice magazines and newspapers are losing subscribers more than gaining them and they will often offer you promo rates to make sure you stay with them.

The renewal notice was $24.99 for a year. I was not going to pay that much and decided to call to see if they offered any specials. Last year I paid $15 and was ok with that.

I like the magazine, but if I needed to, I can do without it.

After talking with the customer service representative, I was offered a two-year subscription for $20 -- yes $5 off the one-year price and only $10 a year. Worked for me so I signed up.

Never hurts to ask.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Another Cool One...

I was reading a book by Amy Grant about her songs and her inspiration for writing them. I thought this quote was very cool
Nothing is wasted in life. Grief and pain enlarge our capacity for compassion and perseverance.
Isn't that the truth?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

True Wealth

I came across this quote yesterday and really liked it - it's still making me think about it.
Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the things you have for which you would not take money.
What a great idea. What really is true wealth. Most people would rather lose all their worldly possesions than one thing they would not take money for such as an important person in their life. It is always important to remember how truly unimportant the things in our life really are.

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I'm a mommy, wife and educated woman with an inquisitive mind. I am always looking in ways to challenge and grow in my faith. Many wise people I have known have reminded me if I am not growing, I am going in the wrong direction.