Flying For Second Time: Off to NYC

I am off to NYC for an overnight trip and it’s pretty excited, nerve wracking and more for me. You see this is only my second time flying. The first time I flew with @mommycosm and she did all the airplane flight booking and bag check ins on the way before we left for Type-A Parent Conference and we met at the airport, so it was pretty simply I just followed her lead.

This time I booked my own flight and have done it all alone and probably will fly alone unless by chance I end up on the same flight @mommycosm is on for this trip to NYC. I just hope I arrive at airport ready and since it’s one overnight I am just bringing a carry on bag, hopefully I can pack that bag correctly without getting airport security all alarmed over little old me.

Off I go and so far I know I get to see @mommycosm, @angengland, @resourcefulmom, @blueviolet and @mommadjane … very excited to meet up with woman I met at Type-A and my best friend MommaDJane who I have known for gosh four or five years now!

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Some Coupons for Extreme Couponer Practice

Whether you are looking to save a little or just want to try to be like those Extreme Couponers, I wanted to share the coupons I have on file for you all :

CouponNetwork Coupons:
Save $1.00 when you buy two or more Clif Kid ZBAR™ 6-packs
Save up to $4.00 when you buy four or more DEPEND® products
Save $1.00 on Glade® décor scents™ Holder or Refill Packs
Save $1.50 when you buy two or more Pedialyte® Products
Save $1.00 when you buy two or more Clif Kid ZFRUIT™ 6-packs
Save 50¢ when you buy four or more DOLE® All Natural Fruit
Save $5.00 when you buy $30 or more in iTunes gift cards
Save $5.00 when you buy two $50 Visa Gift Cards
Save up to $2.00 on twenty or more Yoplait® Yogurt Cups
Save up to $1.00 on Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water
$1.00 off when you buy ONE Purina ONE® brand Dry Cat Food
Save up to $5.00 on POST Pebbles® Cereals & Treats
Save up to $3.00 when you buy three or more Kotex® Products
Save up to $4.00 when you buy four or more NESCAFÉ® CLASICO™
Save up to $2.50 when you buy three or more Kotex® Products
$2.00 off when you buy any TWO Nescafé® Taster’s Choice®
Save $1.00 when you buy 2 or more Ghirardelli® Prestige Bars
$2.00 off Veet® Hair Removal products
Save $1.00 when you buy Scrubbing Bubbles® Active Scrub
Save up to $3.00 when you buy Gain® Products
50¢ off when you buy Betty Crocker® Fruit flavored snacks
50¢ off when you buy EIGHT CUPS any variety Yoplait® Yogurt
75¢ off when you buy Wheaties® or Wheaties Fuel® cereal
$1.00 off on TWO Pillsbury® Refrigerated Cookie Dough
50¢ off on Pillsbury® Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts
$1.00 off on Totino’s® Crisp Crust Party Pizza® Products
50¢ off when you buy TWO Pillsbury® Crescent Dinner Rolls
50¢ off when you buy ONE BOX Original Cheerios® cereal
$1.00 off on Pillsbury® Sweet Moments® Refrigerated Desserts
50¢ off on when you buy any flavor Yoplait® Greek yogurt
$1.00 off on Pup-Peroni® Tender Soft Jerky Dog Snacks
50¢ off on Lucky Charms®, Golden Grahams®, Chex Mix® Treats
50¢ off when you buy ONE BOX Nature Valley® Granola Thins
75¢ off when you buy TWO any flavor select Yoplait® Yogurts
75¢ off on Nature Valley® Granola Bars/Granola Nut Clusters
50¢ off on Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel®/Scrambles®/Pancakes
Save 70¢ on Softsoap® Liquid Hand Soap
Save up to $1.50 when you buy ten or more YoCrunch® Cups
40¢ off on Pillsbury® Sweet Rolls OR Grands!® Sweet Rolls
75¢ off when you buy ONE package of Yoplait® Light yogurt
$1.00 off on Pillsbury® Egg Scrambles™ / Biscuit Sandwiches
$1.00 off when you buy Pup-Peroni® Combo Bites® Dog Snacks
40¢ off on Pillsbury® Refrigerated Italian Meal Breads
80¢ off on FOUR Green Giant® Frozen Boxed Vegetables
40¢ off on TWO any flavor/variety Totino’s® Rolls Snacks
$1.00 off Kashi® Frozen Entree / Kashi® Frozen Pizza product
$1.00 off when you buy any TWO Pup-Peroni® Dog Snacks
40¢ off when you buy ONE POUCH Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix
30¢ off Pillsbury® Refrigerated Grands!® Biscuits
Save $5.00 on $15+ Participating Household Products
Save up to $3.00 when you buy AXE® Deodorant Products
$5.00 off on ONE Philips Norelco 7000 Series Electric Razor
$10.00 off on Philips Norelco Speed XL Series/Nivea for Men
$20.00 off on Philips Norelco SensoTouch/3D Electric Razor
$1.00 off SIX Mighty Dog® 5.5 oz single cans
Buy THREE get one FREE Purina® ONE® SmartBlend® Wet Cat Food
$1.60 off any TWO Nature’s Bounty® Vitamins or Supplements
$5.00 off when you buy any Flexamin® Product
$1.50 off when you buy any TWO Sundown Naturals® Product
$2.50 off when you buy any THREE Disney or Marvel Items
$1.00 off when you buy any TWO LEAN CUISINE® varieties
$1.00 off when you buy any EIGHT Stonyfield Oikos 5.3oz cups
$2.00 off when you buy any TWO GoodBelly® Quarts
50¢ off when you buy any TWO Gold ‘n Soft® 15oz Tubs
$1.25 off when you buy any two Marie’s® Dressing
$5.00 off any Philips Norelco Shaving Replacement Head
$1 off when you buy any two bags of SENSEO® COFFEE PODS
$2 off when you buy any Osteo Bi-Flex® Supplement or Powder

RedPlum Coupons
Ultra – $4 off
IHOP at Home™ – SAVE $1.00
Maybelline® – SAVE $1
Maybelline® – SAVE $2
Garnier® – SAVE $2.00
NBTY® – SAVE $1.00
NBTY® – SAVE $3.00
Maybelline® – SAVE $1
L’Oreal® – SAVE $2
Happy Savings everyone! I have been using coupons like crazy to try to save on my grocery bill .. not a pro at it by far but saving a little bit and every little bit counts, right?!

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Tips on Organizing your Game Closet for @familygamenight

Family Game night is coming, September 28, 2011 and in hopes that you will be prepared for this night I wanted to share a guest article that Hasbro sent over that gives tips on how you can organize your own board game closet!

All you really need for a successful Family Game Night are good friends and family and your favorite games! But if getting to your games or finding the one everyone is dying to play is derailing the fun in your house, it might be time for a game closet makeover. Alison Deyette, a lifestyle expert and author of the blog “Ali on the Go,” shares a few tips to ensure you’re prepared for Family Game Night fun time and time again.

1.     Store Games in an Easily Accessible Location: Keep all your games in one place, such as a closet or storage ottoman. If you don’t have the closet space for a designated area for family games, consider storing your games near the TV in an ottoman with a lift-off top, or in a large trunk or storage bin. That way, it’s easy to get to a game when the family is looking for something to do together, or when your favorite show is over.

2.     Assign Shelves in the Game Closet: Designate each shelf in the family game closet for a particular game category. With separate shelves for word games, party games and active games without a box, everyone knows where each game goes and clean up is quick and easy! Consider keeping games for the little ones on lower shelves so they can grab them on their own for spontaneous play at any time.

3.     Store Games Side by Side: To ensure games are easy to see and grab from the shelf, store board game boxes side by side vertically, similarly to books on a bookshelf. This way, every game is easily accessible and you don’t have to worry about trying to pry one game from the middle or bottom of a stack.

4.     Find a Place for Small Game Pieces: Want to ensure you never lose those Scrabble tiles or Monopoly houses again? Use plastic tote boxes to store smaller playing items like these, as well as dice, timers and pawns. You can also use a fishing tackle box to keep all the tiny pieces separated and safe between Family Game Nights.

5.     Create a Binder to Store Game Directions: Place the directions from each game in a clear sheet protector. Alphabetize the sheets by the name of the game so directions are easy to find when you need a reminder about who goes first in The Game of Life or how much money each player starts with in Monopoly.

6.     Find Time in Your Busy Schedule for Family Game Night: Plan ahead to make sure you’re completely organized before everyone sits down at the table for Family Game Night. Make all of the treats the day before and place everything in personalized goodie bags to ensure each guest is accounted for. Also, determine which games you’re going to play ahead of time and set everything out the night before to increase everyone’s excitement for the big night!

We love playing Sorry, Triple Yahtzee and Monopoly together!

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