Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Whatcha doing tonight?

Come out to Molly Cool's and help raise money for our March of Dimes team!!!

When: Tues Nov 26th-half off wine; happy hour until 7pm

What happens: You come to Molly's and buy food and drink. At the end of the night, Molly's will donate 10% of sales to these charities. Both charities receive a donation. The 10% will be split amounts the two dependent upon your number of votes how much goes to each of you.

Why: Come and help MOD win the battle!!! Help raise money for March of Dimes and babies!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

a little behind!

Sorry for the lag in posting recently...I've been pretty busy with class.  I'm sure you're seeing it as an excuse, but I swear it's true!

9 exams for 1 class! 9! 

You all know I'm a couponer :) so I went to CVS last night because my cute husband asked for some Nivea products which just happened to be apart of a deal this week (GREAT timing honey!)

So I went in all ready, plan in hand! Picked up the two items I needed and went to check out.
I was thrilled to get one of my favorite cashiers (Michelle!). I handed over my coupons and then my expired ECB* (extra care bucks)

***my local CVS store was accepting expired ECBs with no limitations, NOT all CVS stores do this, you would need to speak to your local CVS manager to confirm***

And Michelle tells me that they will be changing their policy on the length of expiration. GAH! So she called the manager over and he agreed to let me use them up that night.

So you can only guess who looked like a crazed coupon lady at her local cvs...

Yup, this girl.

Thankfully I had my coupon binders (yes multiple) in my car and my smart phone with hip2save.com at the ready (Thanks Collin!)

So here's what I did:

3-750ml scope outlast ($4.79 each)
4-skippy peanut butter (on sale for $2.50 each)
3-suave body washes (on sale for $2 each)
3-right guard extreme deodorants ($4.69 each)
1-naturemade vitamelt (on for $6.99)
5- covergirl eye shadows (eye enhancers as they like to call them) ($3.99 each)
1-simple facial cleanser ($7.99)
1-simple cleansing facial wipes ($6.49)
2- 4oz Crest 3D white toothpaste (on sale for $2.99 each)
2-men's nivea post shave balm ($7.49 each)
1-box of kotex pads (on sale for $3.99)
2-almay lip glosses ($5.99 each)

I used multiple coupons (if you want the FULL breakdown with what q's etc leave a comment here)
and ended up using $67 worth of expired ECBs.

I had a little bit left on a CVS giftcard and ended up spending $4.91 for everything OOP (out of pocket for you coupon newbs)

I got earned back $39 ECBs, $1 in my savingstar account, $10 ECB from the beauty club, $0.50 from ibotta (my referral link and you'll earn a bonus $10!!) and a $14 movie ticket voucher for Catching fire!

Pretty stoked about this considering I was rushed and didn't end up using a couple CVS MCM coupons that I could've! And I got over $130 worth of stuff for under $5!

Got any questions?? Ask 'em! :)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Mark your calendars!!!

Our Annual KickOff Party is in the books!!! February 8th at Molly Cool's 6pm!

Come help us get EVEN more walkers this year by bringing your family and friends to the Kick-off!


ALL the money raised will be donated to The March of Dimes!! It's all for the babies!!

PLEASE also share this event and invite YOUR friends and family! The more the merrier!!

Children's Challenge: 
Our Kick Off IS family friendly and we wanted a way to let the kids help us raise money and awareness to a great cause! 

Let's do a Dime drive!! Have your little help help collect and save dimes from now until the kick off (Feb 8th) bring them in and let's see who has the collected the most! There will be a prize for the child that brings in the most dimes!!

And don't forget about our Silent Auction!!!
Auction Items we have so far:

Photography package from front room photography
2 hr massage
Homemade Burlap Wreath
Couponing Lesson and Starter Binder
Photo Booth for an Event
A basket from Doggy Central Bark
Estate planning package from Dunn Law Office
Photography package from Kayla E. Photography
Birthday Balloon Wreath
Delicious Baked goods
Jewelry from Lark&juniper

We if are able to raise about $39,000 this year, Devoted to Dylan would have raise $100,000 for March of Dimes in total! 

That's quite an accomplishment and our goal for the 2014 year!

The March for babies walk is also set on the books! April 26th Be there or be square! ;)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

It's official!!

You can NOW join our 2014 DEVOTED TO DYLAN March of Dimes team!!!

So what are you waiting for?!?!?

first go here : http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/devoted2dylan

Look underneath Dylan's picture:

Click on "Join this Team"

Fill out your info here:
(if you walked with us last year, they might have your info saved!)

Not walking in Milwaukee? No problem! Look at the right side of the screen where it says Your Event:

Click on "Change Event" and find a city near you!

You can still be apart of Devoted to Dylan even if you are not in Milwaukee!

Please join our team and help raise awareness to a mission very close to our heart, infant mortality, birth defects, and premature births.

Friday, November 1, 2013


I wrote about the Return to Zero submission here and just found out that mine was not selected :( While, I am sad I am even more sad to know that there are that many sad stories for them to choose from.  So many families that are missing their children. That breaks my heart more than not being selected.

Here's part of the email:

I will end by asking for prayers.

I don't know this family directly, but I am friends with one of their friends.

Archer is a little boy that they found a mass in his chest last night.  We are praying that he will be ok, that it isn't cancer.  Archer is only 2 years old.  His mom is pregnant with his little brother or sister. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.