Free Sports Clinic April 13th

WHAT:     NSDC Sports Clinic WHEN:     Sunday, April 13; 1 – 3 pm WHERE:   JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center (800 Clavey Road, Highland Park, Illinois  60035)   It’s game time on the North Shore!  Kids in Kindergarten through 5th Grade are invited to a FREE Sports Clinic on Sunday, April 13 from 1 – 3 pm at the JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center.  Splitting up into age-appropriate groups, kids will enjoy basketball and soccer drills, a game of catch, and more with NSDC {Read More}

Shoe Carnival Discount Code April 2014

Shoe Carnival Friends & Flyer Sale

Find huge savings this weekend during the Shoe Carnival Friends & Family sale.   About Shoe Carnival Coupon Code Friday, April 11  through Sunday, April 13 just mention this offer to receive 25% off at your local Shoe Carnival.  Or save 25% online at  Enter code SHOEFRIENDS at checkout.  Standard shipping FREE on purchases of $75 and higher. Shoe Carnival Coupon Code Fine Print Discount cannot be used on the purchase of gift cards, on Super Value sign prices, with {Read More}

Jewel Osco Deal Highlights Week Of 4/9 -4/15/14

Below are the Jewel Osco deal highlights this week. For more Jewel deals throughout the week, A Full Cup has a very active Jewel forum for you to join and chat with other couponers. Chobani or Fage Fruyo Yogurt 10/$10  Use $.50 Fage Greek Yogurt (Shopmium Deposit)  Final Price: $.50 Stella Asiago, Fontinella, Parmesan or Romano Cheese Wedges 8 oz B1G1 for $5.99  Use 2 $.75 Stella coupons Final Price: 2/$4.49 ($2.25 each) Dannon Oikos, Light & Fit Greek or Activia Greek Yogurt {Read More}

10 Free Things to Do in Gatlinburg TN

Free Things to Do in Gatlinburg TN

We just adore Gatlinburg but recently were looking for free things to do in Gatlinburg TN and came up with this list. If you’re going soon I hope it helps or feel free to pin it for another day! 1. Strolling through the parkway is a popular pastime in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The parkway boasts many restaurants and over 200 shops. Attractions include an underwater aquarium tunnel, a miniature golf course and museums. 2. The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts community {Read More}

Homemade Laundry Detergent Powder

Homemade Laundry Detergent Powder

A few years ago I made a Homemade Laundry Detergent but things have evolved and so have I and this is my new project – Homemade Laundry Detergent Powder. Boy oh boy do I wish I had smell-o-vision to share with you guys how awesome this stuff smells. I made it in my kitchen and now it’s making it smell good in there too. Smart move! The ingredients needed to make this are not expensive although you need quite a {Read More}

How We Save Money on Glasses

How We Save Money on Glasses

Need to get glasses and don’t want to pay a fortune? How we save money on glasses is a post about how we save money on something that would otherwise be a huge expense in my family. One of the greatest sites I have ever discovered during my time blogging has to be Zenni Optical. As Hubs and I are both glasses wearers, we needed something cheaper than the usual $200 or so. Could we find something cheaper than the {Read More}

25 Easter Basket Fillers For Kids Under $10

25 Easter Basket Fillers For Kids Under $10!

If you’re looking for Easter basket ideas here’s a list of Easter basket fillers for kids that won’t set you back a fortune!   Hello Kitty Lip Balm with Kitty Shaped Pouch, 3 Count $5.63 (Add On Item)   Disney Princess Beauty Kit with Make-Up $9.99 (Reg $29.99)   Play-Doh Eggs – 4 Pk $8.57   Easter Basket Stickers (Dover Little Activity Books Stickers) $1.44   POOF-Slinky 133BL Plastic Easter Original Slinky, Assorted Pastel Colors $5.99   12 ct – Chocolate Easter Bunny Rubber Duckies $9.81 {Read More}

How to Save 30% Or More on Your Grocery Bill


Grocery shopping is a huge expense to any family and if you’re like me you’ve seen the show Extreme Couponing and sighed. “How is it possible that people can cut their bill from $500 to $5 and I can’t even knock a few dollars off mine” people in my money saving classes often ask me. We feel miserable, like we’re somehow failing our family if we can’t get extreme enough to chest bump someone else in the grocery store as {Read More}

Win $25 Paypal Cash


I’m a frugal girl but over the past few years I’ve been on a journey to do things a lot more naturally to the point that I’ve been described as a Crunchy Mama. Recently I discovered essential oils and OH MY WORD! I’m in love, I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it! These things are awesome and treat a bunch of stuff.  In fact I even created a whole page: Essential Oils so you can read all {Read More}

Lowes Build & Grow April 2014

What is Lowes Build and Grow On select Saturday’s Lowe’s has a FREE workshop for kids called Lowes Build and Grow. Build and Grow is a home improvement clinic for kids where they can build something to take home and it’s all totally FREE. The next one is Saturday April 12th, 2014. It’s from 10am – 11am and you need to book ahead so check the Lowes Store nearest you for more information and to register. This weekend they’re making {Read More}

Home Depot Kids Workshop April 2014

Home Depot Kids Workshop

There’s a Free Home Depot Kids Workshop this weekend on Saturday April 5th, 2014 where you can build the above bird feeder. What are Home Depot Kids Workshops? Home Depot Kid’s Workshops are FREE workshops available the first Saturday of each month from 9am-noon for kids age 5-12 (although some allow younger kids.) Each month they make a different item for your child to take home. The Home Depot’s Kids Workshops offer useful projects including the creation of toolboxes, fire {Read More}

Jewel Osco Deals Week Of

Below are the Jewel-Osco highlights this week. For more Jewel deals throughout the week, A Full Cup has a very active Jewel forum for you to join and chat with other couponers. Claussen Pickles $1.99 Part of Buy 5, Get $5 Instant Savings promo Use $.55 Claussen Pickles coupon Final Price: $1.44 Yoplait Yogurt Cups 10/$5 Use $.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt printable AND $.40/6 Yoplait Cups (SavingStar Deposit) Final Price: 6/$2.20 ($.37 each) Dannon Oikos, Light & Fit Greek or Activia {Read More}

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Whenever we have mini church at our house someone brings an amazing dessert like these Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars that my friend Amy made. I’m not sure whether they’re all trying to see if they can make it onto the blog or just usually drum up scrumptious desserts but whatever the reason I’ll take it as it means yummy goodies for us and then fun photos to share. As you’re drooling I’ll let you take a look at the recipe {Read More}

Bank of America Free Days April 2014

When are Bank of America Free Days April 2014? Yay, the Bank of America free days are this weekend April 5th & 6th, 2014. On Bank of America free days, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders can receive free admission to More than 150 institutions nationwide (See the full list Bank of America Free Days 2013) What are Bank of America Free Days or Museums On Us? Museums on Us is designed to provide a cultural benefit to Bank {Read More}

How Her Son’s ADHD Behavior Was Cured…All Naturally


When I started raving about the powers of Young Living Essential Oils a friend of mine reached out to me to let me know that she also loved them. You see she’d managed to get rid of her son’s ADHD with them and is forever grateful. I had to know what she’d used and she is so excited that she told me I could share with all of you too. If you’ve got a child who struggles with hyperactive behavior {Read More}

The Cheapest Ways to Get Movies

The Cheapest Ways to Get Movies

The cheapest ways to get movies is a list of ideas that can help you save money on home movies. Before you buy check out the cheapest ways to get movies. 1) Netflix Netflix is one of the best things we did in this house and you can get a month’s free trial here. We stream a ton of great movies through our Wii and love the variety. 2) Redbox Using the Redbox is simple and even better when you {Read More}

17 Crock Pot Side Dishes


So you need some crock pot side dish recipes? Here are 17 crock pot side dish recipes that will make it easier for you in the kitchen! There are many times I go to Crock pot Side Dish recipes: When the meat in the oven is so big there’s no room, when I’m feeling lazy and want my pot to work for me or when it’s so hot outside that i don’t want the oven on. When the holidays are {Read More}

The 5 Most Encouraging Books I’ve Read

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I’ve read a bazillion books. Ok, perhaps not a bazillion but as an English major I’ve read a ton and I know not all books are created equal. I also know that we’re not all built the same way or in the same season of life and what appeals to me now in this journey won’t necessarily appeal to you. However I also know that I love getting recommendations from friends and gobble up a new read while the kids {Read More}

Great Ore-Ida Coupon For Your Hash Brown Recipes

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Hot dawggggg Easter lunch is coming and you’re probably thinking of ham, delicious deserts and hash brown recipes! Am I right? For our family cheesy hash browns are an essential part of Easter lunch and therefore I need to grab some potatoes soon. To make it easy you can get a great Ore-Ida coupon right here for 50 cents off a bag of Ore-Ida Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes. Simply head to the Walmart site where there is an button that {Read More}

How I {Naturally} Got Rid of a Headache in 10 Minutes


If you get headaches then this post on How I {Naturally} Got Rid of a Headache in 10 Minutes is for you! I don’t often get headaches but when I do it escalates quick. I’m a busy Mum with two toddlers and I don’t have time to sit in a dark room for half and hour waiting for it to wear off. Plus, I HATE taking regular medicines as they’re full of unnatural products my body shouldn’t have. If there’s {Read More}

20 Dollar Store Crafts


Dollar Store crafts are not only fun but cheap as well. Check out this roundup of dollar store crafts to get some inspiration for your next project! I love heading out to the dollar store to get inspired. On a recent trip to The Dollar Tree I found twine in the car shop department. GAME CHANGER. I recently bought twine for $2.49 per roll and yet here I was looking at 3 rolls for $1. Game changer, people! I love {Read More}