For the Mommas…..

because being a Momma is hard work!

Dont forget to check out the new site! May 14, 2009

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The new site is really great! Won’t you come and visit!  CLICK  here!




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For the Mommas has an awesome new home!
Come see us  at  FORTHEMOMMAS.COM



Update your bookmarks!


Coupons Restocked! May 1, 2009

Filed under: Other Stuff — Shannon @ 9:51 am has restocked some great coupons.   Don’t forget to print two copies of each coupon. Some coupons to note:

  – California Pizza $2.00 off can be used at Genuardis this week in conjuction with the Living Well Promotion.   

– Kelloggs $1.00 off. There are some great matchups for this week.  Use it at Acme in conjunction with the in-ad coupon to get cereal for .49 cents.  

Deal Seeking Mom has a deal for Target that will get cereal for .39 cents. Print these off quick! 

– Buy One, Get One Free Sierra Mist. I have used these before when Sierra Mist is on sale for .69 cents at Giant. This makes for super cheap soda.

– Dry Idea $2.00 off.  Use this for Super Doublers at Kmart to get free deodrant.

-.75 cents off Barilla pasta. This will equal free pasta at stores that double! 

Print them now, because once they reach their print limit, they are gone!



How Much Did I Spend Winner!! April 30, 2009

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Melissa won! She guessed $18.50 and I actually spent $19.72

Melissa has won a $10.00 giftcard to Amazon. 

I will be contacting you by email!


Thanks for playing. If you like this game, we will play again, let me know!


Free Craft Workshops for Kids at Michaels

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Have Dad take the kids to Michaels for some free workshops! The kids can make some really cute free gifts for Mom. Click here for more information.

The list of gifts include keepsake plate, tshirt and the cute little wooden frame showed in this post. To top it all off, they have a decorate a cookie with Mom on May 10th.


What’s Going on Wednesday! April 29, 2009

Filed under: Other Stuff — Shannon @ 3:55 pm

Each Wednesday I will bring you What’s Going On. This post will feature what is going on in my frugal little world and how I am surviving frugality. You’ll find some great tips on how to do things on a budget!

I made a trip to Goodwill last week. I was in the process of redecorating my home office.  I needed some finishing touches to go with my new desks (one for me and one for the wee one).  I have not been in a Goodwill for years.  In my quest to be more financially fit, I decided that Goodwill might be a good place to start. Well let me tell you, if you haven’t been to Goodwill since 1992 like me, you will be in for a big surprise! I was able to find all the wall decor that I needed (and liked)for under $12.00.

Here is something that I did not know- Target donates its customer returns, damaged items and seasonal items to Goodwill’s thrift shops.  I was suprised at how many of the items in the store where brand new with tags from Target.  Everyone knows I love a good deal from Tar-jay’s clearance aisles.  Who knew I could find it at Goodwill!!

I found a great Umbra collage picture frame that I saw at our Target for $25.99 for $5.99 – it fit perfectly and I was able to match it to a Umbra tack board I bought at the store on clearance.  (see picture- I do have it filled with great shots of my son, but he insist that I not put his picture on the internet, because has learned about internet predators in his 1st grade class. I am OK with that!)   There were many other cute Target items there, but keep in mind, some prices may be higher than the Target clearance price.  You just have to be a saavy shopper and look for the best deals.


Other great items I found were shadow boxes. They were $3.00 for three. They were in perfect shape after a quick wipe down. I put a couple candles I had sitting around along with my a picture of my husband and son (I am hoping this picture is ok with my son, because you can’t see his face and he is about half the size he currently is). It filled an empty corner nicely.


My final find was picture frames. They are frames designed to look like the picture is free floating. The wall color comes through on the clear part of the frame. I saw these at Wal-Mart for $6.00 each.  I took some pictures outside and had them printed at Walmart. The frames were only $1.00 each. I printed three prints in different tones and put them side by side on the wall.  As I am taking pictures for the post, I realized how crooked the photos are. You get the idea, just hang them straight.


My goal is to finish this room in the next few weeks. I want to stay under $50.00 for accessories.  I am going to try to get to a few garage sales since the weather is getting nicer.

So thats what is going on with me on this beautiful Wednesday. What going on with your Wednesday?


Marley and Me Giveaway Winners April 28, 2009

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Winners are chosen using Both winners will be emailed for mailing addresses in the next 24 hours. Come back next week for a review of Bolt and a giveaway!

 Our lucky winners are

DVD Winner – #1 Julie

Book Winner #46 – Ann