Friday, January 28, 2011

Printable Coupons, Coupon Codes, Coupon Databases

Many people ask me how to find coupons on the internet.  Below are the coupon sites that I use for restaurants, retail stores, grocery, drug stores, etc. along with great sites for grocery store coupon match-ups and weekly sales.  Also linked below are some coupon databases if you are looking for a specific product coupon.


Tons of links to printable coupons for restaurants, pizza parlors, grocery and retail stores.
More printable restaurant, retail and grocery coupons.

Great site for online coupon codes.
Printable grocery coupons.

Printable coupons and coupon codes.

Printable grocery coupons.

Printable grocery coupons.

Add electronic coupons to your Kroger shopping card.
Shopping Wizard to plan your shopping trip.

Blogger with tons of coupon match-ups for many, many grocery stores.

Coupon database of currently available coupons including those in the weekly circulars as well as printable online coupons.

Frankenstein's Monster: A Book Review

I don't read a lot anymore for a few reasons.  

1)  New literature bores me.  I like a good read with full bodied descriptions, deep characters and educated verbiage.  In my opinion, too much of popular fiction is stale, flat and written for a 7th grader.  Being impatient, I'll give up the book before suffering through its entirety.

2)  If I do find a good read, I can't put it down.  I'll eat up every moment of my free time and get no sleep and ignore my family to finish the book.  Wow, where is my self control? 

I've just finished Susan Heyboer O'Keefe's adult novel, Frankenstein's Monster, which fit all too nicely into category #2.  I could not put the book down. To continue where Mary Shelley left off and capture the essence of the time and characters in such a way, to me, is amazingly well done.

I enjoyed the well woven pattern of self doubt, personal judgment and confusion with the human world in the journal entry type dialogue of the Monster who is constantly searching for who and what he is.  The mixture of sadness, sweetness, rage, compassion, death, love and violence makes you eager for more of the Monster's thoughts and moves.  

The story line also does not disappoint.  Traveling across countries leaves you with an acute sense of the Monster's self doubt and inability to see himself as a man, instead just seeing hunted prey.  O'Keefe masterfully describes each scene to where you can nearly see and smell the surroundings.  

Frankenstein's Monster not only captures well the gothic and macabre, but captures the true doubting soul of any man.  Who am I?  Where do I belong?  What is my worth?  An excellent read!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Attention Utah!!

Sorry all, this one is for locals only.  Lucky locals!!
Tomorrow's Screamin' Daily Deal (1/28) is for Soldier Hollow's tubing hills.  You can get $10 for $5.  Basically, a 2-hour session for anyone over the age of 7 is $20 so you will need to buy 2 deals for one ticket essentially making a 2-hour session only $10!!  Half price!!  I bet this one will go fast.  To see the deals click on the box in the left sidebar or go HERE.

My daughter did this recently with a group of friends and had a great time.  She had such a good time she ripped out the inner leg seams of her snow pants!  Oh, wait, maybe that's a bad thing!  They also use a lift at Soldier Hollow so you don't have to lug your tube back up the snow hill.  Perfect for us out of shape people!! :)

To learn more about Soldier Hollow if you haven't been, click HERE.  I believe they also offer cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.  There are also a ton of great Bed & Breakfasts in that valley up by Midway and Heber City.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

FREE Music from the 60's & 70's

Like to rock it out with some classics from the 60's and 70's?  Fan of the Oldies?  Then definitely check this out!  X5Music is offering a free download of The Best of AM Radio Gold.

The songs included:
Wild Thing - The Troggs Satisfaction - The Ventures Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison All Mama's Children - Carl Perkins Shake a Tail Feather - Ike & Tina Turner Yakety Yak - The Coasters You Little Trustmaker - The Tymes Harlem Shuffle - Bob & Earl Chapel of Love - Dixie Cups Love Grows (Where Rosemary Goes) - Edison Lighthouse I'm Easy - Clarence Carter I Want You To Be My Baby - Billie Davis Rainbow - Marmalade Always and Forever - Heatwave She Loves Me - Beau Brummels Midnight Blues - Charlie Rich Too Hot To Hold - Ike & Tina Turner With a Girl Like You - The Troggs Midnight Special - Van Morrison Ob La Di Ob La Da - Marmalade.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Active Teens

A lot of Mommy Bloggers have babies, infants and young school-age children.  I have teenagers.  Moody, trying to find their way and place in life; teenagers.

I wholeheartedly believe that part of the key to happiness in teenagers is involvement.  Schools, communities, churches and civic organizations all have programs to keep teens active and involved and give them a sense of belonging.  My children are involved in church groups, school student council, school band and many school clubs.  We are also a big 4-H family.  

Many people associate 4-H with farms, horses and animals.  There is so much more to 4-H than agriculture!  I've never lived on a farm or raised animals.  My children are involved with many 4-H leadership and development programs.  This weekend they attended a Winter Retreat at Sundance.  They got to go cross country skiing, snowshoeing, attend workshops and a dance and play games and socialize with their teen peers. 

4-H gives teens and youth opportunities to volunteer in their community, become leaders, learn new skills and gain confidence.  They can win trips and scholarships and participate locally, on a state level or even nationally.  It's a wonderful program!  If you'd like to learn more please go to or call your local Extension Office.