Back to School Deals with Visa!

It's that time of year again and we all know how much back to school stuff can be on the budget. Visa can help with Back to school clothes, computers, shoes and even travelling on the bus and train! If you are interested in saving some money on any of those and more you really should check out Visa Perks and also "like" them on Facebook for more savings!
Some of the specials are Gap, Air Canada, Blue notes, Suzy Sheirs!

How it works: Visit either link and print off the coupon, visit the store and pay with your visa.

**I know I'm all about paying cash but if you pay with your Visa you can save! Then go pay it off right away, thats what I do or I put a couple hundred on the card before shopping and thats my limit for my trip!

Weekly Update

It's been a busy couple of weeks working days Monday to Friday! But all in all it's been not a bad couple of weeks. I had an interview for an internal job at the place I'm working at. The follow day I recieved a phone call asking which position I would be more interested in and then offered that position! I start next week, I'm happy but a bit nervous for the change. I will need to plan meals for the family or make them before going to work. I will be now working Monday to Fridays evenings. It will be abit of a change to organize housework, kids, cooking and me time. Weekends will be free for the family or my other job.
I have decided that I want to try and make more time for things I enjoy. I miss sewing and scrapbooking. I'm also really enjoying Blogging and using twitter. I love entering giveaways and reading reviews. I would love to do reviews and giveaways on my blog! I will try to devote more time to my blog. I would love more followers and don't forget to let me know your around, what you like or don't like. In the coming weeks I will be changing the layout on my blog, and blogging more about coupons, reviews and giveaways. Stay tuned!

ShaToBu Giveaway

I found this great blog that has reviews and giveaways open to Canadian residents over at Survey Junkie The newest review and giveaway is for a ShaToBu - The Workout You Wear! This is a product you wear all day to help tone and burn more calories during everyday activities. If you would be interested in winning this, please head over to the direct link at Survey Junkie and read all the ways to enter! Good Luck to all my readers that enter!

Reactine Offer

Do you suffer from allergies? Here's a chance for a trial offer of Reactine. Check out Living Well to take advantage of this offer while it lasts.. Also when you are there don't forget to print off the $2 off coupon for Reactine.

Early mornings

Another early morning! 3 in a row. This isn't usual for me in the past two years. Normally I can barely move before 8am unless I HAVE to for the kids or work. I've been to my Dr. a few times in the last two years complaining of being more tired than I should be. VERY TIRED, and yes I have a crazy job which I commute and 2 lovely children but I wasn't this tired after having my second and being up every morning at 5am driving DH to work and then hanging out with two babies all day. I would go to bed around 10 or 11. So my Dr. then referred me to a sleep lab in another city. So I attend a pre-sleep lab visit and the Dr. there feels I should attend the sleep lab as I may in fact have some kind of sleeping problem :( i'm hoping not but a little of me is hoping I do so there is actually a reason behind my being tired, instead of just life! Since that will be abit hard to change.

Yesterday I was up early so that I was ready for my day to start early. My friend Steph had asked me if I could watch her two lil ones yesterday while she was at work. Her children are ages 6 and 3. Our children get along great! it's soo cute to watch them all play. The girls are now finally at that age where they are actually playing together. They love playing house and puzzles! I forgot my oldest had daycare so I was hoping it wasn't going to be a fight to get him there. He showed me how he is such a big boy now and went with a smile! After dropping DS off the other 3 and I headed out to the park for a morning of play! It was a great day and I think I would actually consider daycaring if most of the days would go that way.

After watching the kids all day I went in to work til 10pm, it was a great home to work at which makes for a nice night. One of my supervisors called to ask me if I was willing to do her a favor. The favor is to work in her program for the next two weeks. The downside to it is being all day shifts. 8-3's and 7-3's. It will be nice to be home in the evenings for a couple weeks to have more time with DH but I will miss that time going to the park or beach with the kids. It is only for two weeks and my other option was to go back to the rover position since the position I had gotten in june is cancelled :( I guess I can deal for a couple weeks.

I found the bear and sun set picture on First People they have great aboriginal pictures, if you get a chance you should check it out.

Club House spices

Here's a $1.00 off coupon for Club House La Grille. You can get it HERE on These are great for the summer when BBQing or anytime during the year to spice things up! Enjoy!!

Crystal Light Coupon

I love crystal light singles but we don't buy them because they are more of a treat, when there is extra cash left over at the end of the week. Well I have found 3 coupons on but you have to visit 3 different links to get them.
$1.50 off Crystal Light
$1.00 off Crystal Light
$0.50 off Crystal Light

If you want a better deal on them, they are on sale at Food Basics for $1.99 (been on for awhile) and also at Shoppers Drugmart (over on Thursday Aug 12th)!

$2 Aveeno Coupon

Living Well is a great place to find coupons and samples for all kinds of drug store items. Today they are offering a coupon for $2 off any Aveeno product. You can print it HERE

Menu Planning Monday Aug 9-15th 2010

I'm back with Menu Planning Monday, it's been a few crazy weeks. This week I'm not doing much in terms of recipes.. maybe two or three. Just no recipe dinners this week. Okay so on to the week of menu's

Monday - mini meat loaves, mashed potatoes with fresh green and yellow beans (recipe coming soon)
Tuesday - hot dogs, sausages with mushrooms and roasted potatoes
Wednesday - Tortillini tomatoe spinach soup with biscuits (recipe coming soon.. )
Thursday - Roasted kailbasa and potatoes with yellow/green beans on the side (recipe coming soon..)
Friday - Pasta with meat sauce
Saturday - Beef roast with baby carrots, mushrooms and potatoes
Sunday - Black bean and rice tostada

Find all more great recipes at

UnderWAY and Smart for Life

Today is a good day! I have the day off and I can spend it with my children. I also won something!! I follow a great family blog called A Motherhood Experience . With great posts about parenting and life, also great reviews/giveaways. I signed up for a UnderWAY and Smart for Life prize pack which includes a case of UnderWAY supplement drinks and an assortment of Smart for life foods to try out! When I receive them and try them out I will give a review on how I liked them and also repost the link as to where you can get some.

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