Monthly Archives: January 2016

Coupon Slang

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Ever wonder what some of those letters mean when you see coupon slang? Well I put together a list, to help you out 😉 Enjoy & please by all means if you can think of any others,  feel free to share them.! 🙂

AC – After Coupon

AR – After Rebate

Addy – Address

B1G1 – Purchase one item and get an item free (buy 1 get 1)

CC = Competitor Coupon

ENVIE – Envelope

ETS – Excludes trial sizes

Exp. – Expires

FAR – Free after rebate

GC – Gift Card

IDSO – In desperate search of

IP – Internet printable

ISO – In search of

INSERTS – Coupon booklets found in the paper

HVC – High Value Coupon

MANU – Manufacture coupon

MIR – Mail In Rebate

MFR – Manufacturer

NED – No expiration date

OOP – Out of Pocket

Peelie – Coupons that peel off packaging

P&G = Proctor and Gamble

PIF – Pay it forward

RP = Red Plum

POP – Proof of purchase

PM – Private Message

RC – Rain check

TEARPAD – A pad of coupons found hanging from a store shelf or displayS

MP – Specially marked packages

SC = Store Coupon

SS – Smart Source coupons

Stacking – Use of manufacturer and store coupons

UPC – Universal Product Code (bar code)

Tearpad – Pad with coupons attached to product shelves

TMF – Try me free

WSL – While supplies last (no rain checks issued)

WUB – When you buy

WYB = When You Buy

WFC = Weekly Flyer Coupons

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Free Stuff – Check out these awesome #freebies and pampers codes

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BABY

  1. *Nestle Baby Canada Sample Kit for New parents – Click here
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FOOD & Household

  1. *FREE COFFEE when you join Timothy’s World Coffee Club – Click here
  2. *Get a Free Eat Well & Be Active Poster – Click Here
  3. *FREE Slow Cooker E-Book – Click Here
  4. *Free Fall Favorite Cookbook – Click Here
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Pets

  1. FREE 1/2 POUND TRIAL BAG of NOW FRESH or GO –  Click Here
  2. *Free bag of kitten food and an adorable tag + more – Click Here
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Health & Beauty

  1. *Poise Sample – Click Here
  2. *Renew FREE Denture Cleaner Sample – Limit to two samples per household – Click here
  3. *Tena Sample – Click Here
  4. Robax FREE Platinum Sample – Click Here
  5. *WET Canada is currently giving away FREE Lubricant Samples. Runs from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. PST Monday thru Friday – Click Here

 

PAMPERS GIFTS TO GROW CODES

Here are some free gifts to grow codes from Pampers. Even if you do not have a baby in diapers, this is a great way to collect points for free stuff and even donate them to less fortunate families 🙂

Newer ones

  1. 50 pamper points – PAMP8C91ACNEL16
  2. 25 pamper points – VC9AVLL312KNF15
  3. 10 pamper points – REG5E4TRGM79W14
  4. 10 pamper points – TARGETREGN11115

Older ones that might still work..

  1. **15 Pamper Points – FR89834RAUTTT14
  2. JOINNOW4REWARDS ——–(50 Points)
  3. 50 Pampers points – 50WICFSCL201415
  4. 25 Pampers Points – HSPKR4NEW7JFM14
  5. 10 Pampers points – REGTRg5e4MPA79W
  6. 10 Pampers Points – REGBRU5E4CPA79D

Visit the PAMPERS site to redeem your points!

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Please feel free to comment below if you know of any others 😉 Or if one of them is expired. Thanks!

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10 days, 10 bags…. See what it’s all about #clutterfree —–

I’ve decided to start my own #10days,10bags challenge. Now normally I try to de-clutter the house on a monthly basis but things seem to pile up and there’s always little areas that need some work!

So before I even started, I made a list of all the places in my home that need some extra attention Warning sign then set off to my bedroom with a plastic bag waiting to be filled. I decided to start with a drawer full of old bills (and lord knows what else lol) as well as my little coupon holder.

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Day 1

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Now, I believe the 40bags 40days challenge had originally started for people with major clutter issues, to help them accomplish de-cluttering in little bits rather than overwhelmed and discouraged because there’s so much to do. However, I am doing a 10 day challenge because I don’t have all that much clutter, but I do have some and that’s why I am doing this post. 🙂

Here is my first bag of unnecessary clutter and cleared space… Since its bills and personal info I will be burning these papers instead of the normal recycling but I did it 🙂 And this is the results:

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Check out to see what I “De-Clutter” tomorrow on Day 2

 

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Day 2.

Today while I was giving my son a bath, I decided to start cleaning and de-cluttering since I was already in the bathroom. I went through cupboards, draws, make-up, lotions and more.

 

Here’s what it looked like before I went through everything.. (it wasn’t all that bad but still a little messy)

Before

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So as you can see, I got rid of 2 grocery bags and a huge empty bottle… You know, I’m really liking this challenge so far 🙂

 

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Day 3.

Well today is my third day doing the #10days10days challenge and I woke up this morning excited to get started on the de-cluttering, so I made my morning coffee and set off to my son’s room to clean through his toys. What a mess in there (and to think I just went through them right before Christmas).

The before pictures:

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I don’t like to keep things if they are broken or missing half the parts to it, so this is what I kept in mind when sorting the toys.

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This is the before picture (it’s a little over dramatic lol as the toys usually are not scattered on the floor like this) but I still wanted you to see how many toys he has. Actually this is not even all of them because he has a toy box full (as shown in the pics)

After a few hours I managed to get through the mess… I came out with 3 nice and full bags of clutter… I will be shipping these toys off to “goodwill” and I even organized his cars in different boxes so he doesn’t have to empty the toy box looking for a single toy..

 

And here is the result :

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Day 4.

Today I decided to clear out the pantry shelf and my Tupperware cupboard.. What a mess lol.. ‘ Oh c’mon you can’t tell me that your Tupperware cupboards don’t look the same lol ” 😛.

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So here is the Pantry… I like to keep my pastas and breakfast type stuff on here… As you can see everything has eventually ended up thrown up there..

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Well I fixed that. 🙂 And here is the result of 4 of de-cluttering.

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Over all I ended up with 3 grocery bags full.. 1 of them was for my mom (it was her tupperware that made its way here lol) and also a bag of pastas that I wasn’t going to eat, was donated..

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Day 5.

Today I cleaned the rest of our cupboards out and ended up with 3 bags of garbage/ expired items and 1 bag of candy for next Halloween as well as 1 bag of stuff that I gave away!!! So over all I think I’ve been doing great at keeping up with this 10days10days challenge but even better, I usually end up with multiple bags full :-)…

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Ahhh it feels so good to declutter…. Have YOU been trying a challenge for yourself??? I would love to hear all about it…

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So far I am very proud of myself to keeping up with this challenge.

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Day 6.

Today I had a cupboard that I totally forgot about and it didn’t get de-cluttered yesterday… And that is my baking cupboard… Now silly me totally forgot about the before picture on this one.. I was just so excited to get it cleaned out. LOL

 

Here’s the result of it being cleaned: I had things in there was expired in 2002 hehe.. So as you can tell, I don’t use this cupboard as much, unless it’s to get the common baking product…

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Over all I ended up taking away a grocery bag full of old and expired foods from up there and I am pretty happy about it 🙂

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Day 7.

Well today I decided that I was going to de-clutter this “Junk” cupboard. You wouldn’t believe all the crap (excuse my language) that was in that basket that wasn’t being used.. Well today I had the chance to declutter it and here are the before and after pictures…

 

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My after picture: To me this still looks a little cluttered but it’s all things we use and I did manage to still get a bag full of clutter including things from my freezer…

 

 

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I also went through the freezer (small on in fridge) and it helped me to fill my bag for Day 7 of de-cluttering and organizing my home. I didn’t get my after pictures.

Here is the before picture of the freezer:

 

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Day 8.

 

Today I really wanted to clean out our “medicine” cupboard because I know there’s a ton of stuff that needs to be taken out of there.. It’s jammed packed with products that we don’t even use, so might as well dispose of them.!! (And yes the hubby is on all kinds of medicines, having diabetes, celiac disease, kidney failure & more)

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Here’s what it looked like before I went in to declutter:

 

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And finally after a few minutes I ended up with a bag full of un-used products that were able to be disposed of properly and some even able to be donated around to folks whom I know use the stuff 🙂

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Day 9.

Well today I decided to clean out the closet at the entrance which has our seasonal stuff, tools and other junk lol. So this is what it looked like before I went in with my bag!!!:

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And after about 45 mins of going through tools and old clothes that we don’t use, I came outta there for a full black garbage bag of junk to be donated… A smaller bag was garbage… And over all I am happy with the results.. Now I can actually see the floor lol

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Here’s the end result!!! Not to shabby eh?

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Day 10.

The final day!!!

Ahhhhh how it feels good to be less-weighed down by unnecessary clutter and junk in my home… I REALLY recommend that you try this little challenge!
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I had to go back in my son’s room for a little better clean and I managed to cut down the car population by 40%. This little guys had wayyy more than what’s in the picture but we got rid of broken and non-played with cars…

Another area we worked on was the Legos.. They were all over the place, in the bottom of toy boxes, lying around where they shouldn’t be, but we fixed that 🙂

Look how neatly they are ALL put away now!!!!!

 

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AND FINALLY, I can rest a little easier knowing my home is a lot less cluttered!!

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Thanks so much for following me on this journey… I would really love your thoughts on this!!!!!

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Have you filled a bag of clutter from your home today?????? please feel free to share with us below.

I will say this, it’s so much easier doing this over a period of 10 days as oppose to trying to get it all done in one day and getting discouraged!!!!

We need your feedback asap please!

I am in the process of revamping our website and I am sort of stuck on this decision making stuff haha. I love couponing, don’t get me wrong but it is very time consuming to constantly check them to make sure that they have not expired or anything of the sort !! So I think I am going to remove this section of our site!!!

 

Some of the fun things that I like to talk about or share with you guys is the Frugal/DIY section. I hope you like it as much as I do and want to continue seeing us share posts about this specific subject..

 

 

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Another thing we are pretty big on is food. The hubby and I both love to cook/bake so anything food related is a must 🙂 Of course it’s mostly stuff we make that we want to share with you but there will be surprises once in awhile 🙂

 

And the 3rd thing we really enjoy doing is reviews/giveaways of course! We love testing out products and sharing our thoughts with you guys! We love feedback and hearing of Your experiences on the specific items we post about!

 

So the reason that I am writing this post for you today is because I really want your feedback and opinions on all of this!!

 

 

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#1. What do you like/not like about the above categories. Are you interested in these topics

 

#2. Name other topics you like reading about when you are online ???

 

After all I want to be different from the other bloggers out there.. I want to do my own thing and please all of you (if I can). Because if it wasn’t for all of you, I wouldn’t be here posting for your enjoyment 🙂

 

Thanks so much and like I said, your opinion is very much appreciated!!

Mild temperatures in Eastern Canada

It’s January and we’ve been lucky to have been blessed with a warmer than usual winter here in Atlantic Canada. In 18 years, this’ll be the first time that the bay hasn’t frozen over. Normally you would see shanties in little bunches everywhere on the ice at this time of the year!

While we’ve been lucky with the temperatures here we were also lucky enough to get snow which is no surprise living where we do in Canada.

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The snow and warmer temps have given is more opportunities to get outdoors and be active rather than trying to find ways to keep our bodies moving while we’re indoors.

A few things that we did so far this Winter was:

• Sliding. Our national park has a designated sliding hill which is completely free when you bring your own sled. They also have tubes available to rent.

• Snowshoeing. We/the neighbors (family members) have many sets of snow shoes that we borrow to head out on an adventure walks where we would normally sink.

• Building snow forts. This is a fun activity as you can shape your fort however you want. * we are talking about a fort which has no roof. In other words; not a tunnel!

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It’s not often that we get weather like we have been or a day that we can all be together as a family so we’re enjoying it. We hope that you all are as well.

Happy January!

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I sell on ETSY… Come check out my store!!!!

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I hope you stop by my shop, it’s https://www.etsy.com/ca/people/oceangemcreation2016

 

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Becoming a #vegetarian…. I need your help!!! —

I have thought about writing this post for a long time but I always got distracted by something else, well today is the day it gets written 🙂

For a VERY long time now I have had somewhat of a hard time eating meat. I have a very weak stomach for many things and being an animal lover as well, I think it’s just right for me to not eat any meat all together. I usually end up wasting the food I make that contains meat, so I am also kind of sick of wasting food lol. There’s just something I can’t get past when it comes to eating dead animals. (Now I am not saying this to cause any fights or arguments among meat-eats and non-meat-eaters, I am writing this to express how I feel)

Just my opinion here, but I don’t think a poor little animal (who has a soul and feelings just like you and I) should be sacrificed for a meal! There’s plenty to eat out there I am sure, without having to have “Meat” in my diet.

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Now don’t get me wrong, I used to eat meat occasionally and enjoy it (such as bacon, turkey and sometimes ham) but I want to change the way I eat and I think I would be MUCH more satisfied eating greens and things that are healthy for me and still get the protein I need, just not while eating the meats. My family still eats meat, just this Momma decided to cut it out! 🙂 I start TODAY!!!!

Like I said, I am writing this post for myself, not to get a debate started.

What I WOULD like, are some ideas of stuff that vegetarians eat and enjoy. I know I can look online for all kinds of different things, so that’s why I am asking you personally, so I might see something a little different then what’s online.. I love hearing personal experiences.

Please feel free to share this post if you agree with me or know someone who might be able to help me out! Thanks for stopping by, it was a pleasure having you here!!!

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Little Passports – Early Explorers

Our little man is always on the go and loves to explore different things. Not only is he having fun while doing it, he is also learning without even knowing it. So when we came across ” Little Passports” I knew that it would be something that he enjoys. And I was right. As soon as he got his little “suitcase” box in the mail, he opened it and immediately wanted me to hang up the map in his room and asked where we were.

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It’s nice to be able to teach my child a little about things like geography before he has to take it in school .. By doing this he might just enjoy this class and want to participate in any way that he can. There’s no better time to start then now!.

Little passports is a subscription box that your little one will receive every month and they always have something new each time. Ours included:

Everything you need to get started:

  • A fun orange suitcase
  • Wall-sized World Map
  • 20-page activity booklet
  • Luggage Tag
  • Stickers and photo

If your little one is an explorer like mine, then I highly recommend you try this subscription box. I can bet your little one will love this!

I really recommend you give this a try for yourself. Your little one will be so excited when he get’s mail, and even more excited to find himself a little passport subscription box.

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The little boy who lost his name, book review.

I recently had to chance to check out this awesome book called “The little boy who lost his name”. This company really is trying to bring back the magic in the world, and what better place to start then a children’s book. They even had a little help from the Dragon’s Den. Together, they got even bigger and now they are a part of a lot of children’s bedtime routines.

Lost my name combines the power of stories with the possibilities of technology, to create magical, personalized experiences for kids. They really are on a mission to make children around the world more clever, curious and kind.

They have a story for every child or child’s name and their goal is to build the best personalized entertainment company in the entire world. They are also the world’s first full stack publishers, developing, printing, distributing and supporting all their own products in-house.

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The best of this book, is that they ship all over the USA and UK (for now). And you know what? Shipping is FREE !!!! How awesome is that? They are also very fast with the shipping. It was here in no time at all. You can save Up to 25% off books when you buy more than one book.!!

I really recommend you ordering this book, the child you give it to will fall in love with it, I can promise you that.!

This would make the absolute best gift to anyone who loves to read or be read to! We love reading our book to our son and best of all, he loves it. He was so intrigued by it the first time we took it out to read it to him. The story is lovely and the pictures are very clear and cute! You can tell that he feels so special that HIS name is in the book, and that it was his name that they were looking for the whole time. It really is magical to see 🙂

To find out more information or to order your book today, please visit

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Do you have a list of New Years Resolutions? Then you need to read this:

How many of you have made a New Years Resolution? Year after year, after Year. Well this time I plan on making small resolutions so I can actually get through them.

Here is my list:

  1. Recycle more
  2. Waste Nothing!
  3. Drink more water
  4. Make more time for Blogging
  5. Declutter everything that is not necessary in my life

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I plan to focus very hard on these 5 resolutions that I have planned for myself in 2016. To some it may seem very simple but at the end of this, I want to be able to actually say that I completed my 2016 New Years resolutions. Most times we make big and almost impossible resolutions that, let’s face it, we mostly never follow through with.

This year will be different though. These simple task will help me improve in areas of my life that need a little TLC and I plan to keep track of my progress so please stay tuned..

I would LOVE to hear all of your resolutions, big or small 🙂

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Carter Sea Glass Color and Rarity Guide Poster

Thanks for taking the time to come check out this extra special product that I want to tell you guys about today. This wonderful woman named Meg created this guide as a reference and a beautiful work of art that you can proudly display in your home or work station!

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Are you a seaglass lover like I am? This is definitely a must have for any sea glass collector or beach lover. Best of all, it makes the perfect gift any day of the year.

You can purchase your very own poster (or buy it for someone special in your life) for the great price of $19.99. For more information on purchasing this item, please visit MADE BY MEG 

I actually recommend buying 2 of them, so you can leave one on your work table and hang one up as a decoration 🙂 Trust me, you Cannot go wrong and at this awesome price you won’t find anywhere else!

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“Naked” Snacks subscription box

Snacks are a part of everyday life and the healthier the snack is the better. Whether it’s an Apple, carrot sticks or a smoothie the healthier we eat the better we feel!

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Sometimes finding real healthy snack is hard especially for those with dietary restrictions. We love that there are subscription boxes that have snacks available to those that have restrictions and that are healthy all around. Naked Snacks is one of these great subscription boxes.

You’re able to choose the snacks that you like which is awesome and there are no processed ingredients. The name says it all; “Naked” Snacks!

Some other great reasons to try this subscription box:

• Nutritionally balanced

• Made using whole foods

• Vegetarian & Vegan friendly options

• Gluten-free options

• High in omega 3 fatty acids

From coconut lovers to dried fruit lovers we recommend trying this subscription service. You’ll have the chance to sample full-sized products which can be purchased on Naked Snacks website should you want more.

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For more information about Naked Snacks please visit their website HERE.

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