Sunday, December 18, 2011

Welcome to the Holiday Season

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. When I was growing up I always had a white Christmas so the holiday spirit was so easy to have. Now living in Tennessee we have no snow which makes it hard sometimes to get the Christmas spirit. But this year I have seemed to get the Christmas spirit earlier than usual. So may everyone have a blessed holiday, enjoy your family and friends.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Vacation Time in Tennessee

I was not born in the state of Tennessee but I am so glad to be able to call it my home. I grew up until the age of eleven years old in a small town in upstate New York. Ogdensburg, New York has harsh winters and short summers. Tennessee has the perfect climate for me. We have four seasons with none of them being to extreme. We get less than 10 inches of snow most
years making snow nice to look at. Our summers are warm but nice enough to be able to enjoy all that our state has to offer.

The state of Tennessee is normally divided into what we like to call the three sections. Memphis to the west, Nashville middle Tennessee,and Knoxville and Chattanooga in the east. Tennessee offers small towns and large cities with so much culture, history, and natural beauty.

Memphis is the home to Graceland, the blues, and barbecque. History abounds in the city where legends of rhythmn and blues and the king of rock and roll Elvis Presley once played music on Beale Street.

Nashville is the home to the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Vanderbilt University, and the Tennessee Titans football team and Nashville Predators Hockey team. Middle Tennessee offers people the opporunity to visit the homes of two Us Presidents James Polk and Andrew Jackson. As well as the Jack Daniels Distellery where you can see whiskey made before your eyes.

Knoxville is home to one of the most distinguished and recognized Universities. The University of Tennessee offers athletic programs such as SEC award winning college football. Tennessee football boast famous alumni such as Indianopolis Colt quartback Peyton Manning. The University of Tennessee also has the most winnest coach in college ladies basketball history Coach Pat Summit. She has lead the the Lady Volunteers Basketball team to eight National titles. The college offers high academic programs to prepare students for the future.
Just north of Knoxville is the famous Nascar Track at Bristol where legends such as Dale Earnhardt the Intimader, Richard Petty,Rusty Wallace as well as the rising and current stars of Nascar have driven. A favorite racetrack of many drivers the nightly Bristol race is one to be seen as the winner can be a seasoned veteran or a rookie.
To the east of Knoxville is the Great Smokey Mountains which is the most visited National Park in the country. Also in this area is Dollywood Amusemunt Park made famous by legendary country artist Dolly Parton. Gatlinburg, Sevierville and Pigeon Forge offer a wide variety of family friendly activities. As well as artist and craftsman who still make items the old fashion way.
The Southeast corner of Tennessee is home to Chattanooga. Made famous by the Glen Miller song "The Chattanooga Choo Choo." Once named by the CBS News as the dirtiest air quaility city in America. Chattanooga did what other cities only dream about making their air quaility excellent and re-inventing their Riverfront to promote tourism.
I am proud to live in the Chattanooga area and have seen first hand our city strive to overcome the 1970's factory air quaility. Chattanooga now offers a beautiful Aquarium like no other one in the country, the Delta Queen a floating hotel from the old days of river gambling down the Mississippi is docked in the riverfront of Tennessee. Such natural beauty like Rock City and Ruby Falls can not be seen anywhere else in this country. Civil War history abounds in the city as well as the whole state of Tennessee.
No matter what you are looking for in a vacation Tennessee has it available. I don't know of any other state where you can start the day in the Great Smokey Mountains, ride the waves of the Ocoee River, go to a concert at the world famous Grand Ole Opry and eat Southern BBQ just like your Mama made. So the next time you are looking for a place to spend
great quality time on a vacation choose one of the options of Tennessee. We loved to see you here.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Father's Day

As tomorrow is Father's Day I feel blessed to be spending it with my wonderful husband of close to 18 years and our two children. My father was a wonderful man who I still miss even though he passed away nine years ago. If your father is still alive take the time to tell him how much you love him and appreciate him. Picture below is of my daughter and my parents before their death.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Razors for free just in time for SUMMER

Noxzema Razors our $1.97 at my local Walmart there is a coupon for $2.00 of Noxzema Razors so time to get some free razors. Remember if you want to stock up on these and need additional coupons check out ebay or a coupon website.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

May Wins

Well I am happy to announce I have won three items in May from blogging.
thanks so much to the blogs that have giveaways.
Here is what I won:

Eat Smart Bathroom Scale from: Sweep Tights
Mother's day Basket from Bea Bountiful Baskets
tropical laundry detergent from Type A Housewife

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Carefree For Free

Here is another heads up. Walmart has Carefree pads 20 count on sale for 94 cents. There is a Carefree coupon that states to get the 20 count free or take a $1 off any Carefree pads 20 count or higher. Chance of getting Carefree pads for FREE. Remember if you don't have the coupons check out ebay to buy them cheaply. Good Saving to you!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Check Out this Blog Giveaway

#WIN a Tempur Pedic Medium Neck Pillow RV $99 from @Sleepys @ourkidsmom ends 5/19

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Looking for Modest Swimsuits

I have a 16 year old daughter and I am always looking for nice swimsuits that are modest. Well, I found a great website that has a good selection. here is the link:

Monday, April 18, 2011


I found another good deal at Walgreens today. They have the Oscar Mayer Snack Combos (they look lunchables) but have sausage (regular or peppered) with small cheese crackers. These are $1.69. I had coupons for $1.00 off making this little snack only 69 cents a package. Also they have Lucky Charms, Cheerios and Trix on Sale $2 for $5. I went to printed out 75 cents off Lucky Charms and Cheerios, then 55 cents off Trix. Continue hunting for bargains! Have a nice Monday.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Walgreens Good Buy

Well there is a good deal to be had at Walgreen's this week. In the Sunday paper there is  a coupon for
$4.00 off a Air Wick Starter Kit. Walgreen has them on sale fo $3.99 so you get it for free.  

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How Coupons Can Help You Out

My husband gets paid every two weeks which makes it hard on my budget. So, I try to cut expenses everywhere I can. Sunday I was so glad that I had used coupons so that I had gotten 20 boxes of Tennessee Pride Sausage Gravy for FREE. It was on sale at Bilo for $1.00 each. I had  coupon for 55 cents off one Tennessee Pride Product. My Bilo doubles coupons so when you double 55 x 2 = $1.10. So they actually paid me to take the product out the door.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Welcome to my Blog

This is my first time trying to blog. I am a stay at home mom who works hard at finding good deals for my family. I use coupons from the newspaper, online, and from manfacturer's to try and have a coupon on every item. I  want to be able to pass on good deals to people so they can save also.