Saturday, September 26, 2009

Deals and Matchups

Three Coupon Sources tomorrow
(1) SmartSource
(1) RedPlum
(1) Procter & Gamble

Rite Aid
Penny Item: Publix Bottled Water (Sports top)

Other Areas:
Kroger Central Region

Kroger Texas Region

Food World

Friday, September 25, 2009

Infant and Children's Tylenol Recall

Posted Thursday, September 24, 2009 7:50 PM

Tylenol has recalled some lots of Tylenol infant and children liquid medicine for infant and children because they may be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) bacteria which has been known to cause pneumonia in those with weaker immune systems!

Please check you medicine cabinet right away for the following and discontinue use. Call the number below and you should be directed what to do to receive a new bottle.
List of 21 recalled Infant and Children’s Tylenol products:

* Children’s TYLENOL Plus Cold MS Suspension 4 oz. Grape
* Children’s TYLENOL Suspension 4oz. Grape
* Children’s TYLENOL Suspension 4oz. Strawberry
* Children’s TYLENOL Suspension 4oz. Bubble Gum
* Infants’ TYLENOL Suspension 1/2oz. Cherry
* Infants’ TYLENOL Grape Suspension Drops 1/4oz.
* Children’s TYLENOL Dye Free Suspension 4oz. Cherry
* Children’s TYLENOL Suspension 4oz. Cherry
* Children’s TYLENOL Plus Cough & Runny Nose 4oz. Cherry
* Infants’ TYLENOL Suspension Drops 1/2oz. Grape
* Children’s TYLENOL Plus Flu 4oz. Bubble Gum
* Children’s TYLENOL Plus Cold Suspension 4oz. Grape
* Children’s TYLENOL Plus Cough/ST Suspension 4oz. Cherry
* Infants’ TYLENOL Suspension Drops 1oz. Grape
* Infants’ TYLENOL Dye Free Suspension 1oz. Cherry
* Children’s TYLENOL Pediatric Suspension 1oz. Cherry
* Infants’ TYLENOL Suspension Drops 1oz. Cherry
* Children’s TYLENOL Plus Cold/Allergy 4oz. Bubble Gum
* Infants’ TYLENOL Grape Suspension Drops H/G 1/2oz.
* Infants’ TYLENOL Drops 1oz. Grape
* Children’s TYLENOL Suspension 4oz. Cherry, Hospital Govt.

More specifics on lot numbers recalled HERE:

McNeil Customer Care Center at 1-800-962-5357.
Posted by Bump Shannon
Filed under: recall

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Children Taken into Protective Custody over Bathtime Photos

My mom called me the other day a little worried because of this news cast she had seen where parents had there children taken and put into protective custody because of some pictures taken during bath-time. Bath-time has always been a fun time for our children and I have at times posted pictures that have been taken during bath time after a little creative editing to protect their privacy. I did see that some of the pictures did "show the children's genitalia". We have been very purposeful in making sure that this does not happen with our children when we are posting them somewhere such as this. But this was in developing. I am interested in your opinion. Was this taken too far? What age do you think is too old for bath-time pictures and where do you think the line is?

Parents Sue Wal-Mart Over Bathtime Photos

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Retrieving a dropped object out of the drain..

Ever dropped your ring down the drain? I did once and ended up taking the plumbing apart.

If only I had known then what I know now. Watch this guy from do it with a shop vac! Why didn't I think of that?

Monday, September 21, 2009

Awesome Sale at The Children's Place Plus Free shipping code and 10% off code.

The Children's Place is having a Fall sale. Tank tops and shorts are .99 cents. Use Code NEXTJ78 for an additional 10% off and Code FSXB9IPG for free shipping.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Deals and Matchups

Click here to sign up for a free six month Subscription to American Baby!

There will be two inserts in the paper 9/20. 1 Smart Source and 1 Red Plum

CVS Deals starting 9/20

Rite Aid starting 9/20

Walgreensstarting 9/20

Kroger Starting 20th

deals 9/16- 9/22 This weeks penny item is Special Roast Coffee, 11.5 oz

In other areas where people that I love reside ;)

Food World Sept. 16-23

Kroger- central Region (Indiana/Illinois) Sept. 16-23

Kroger- Texas Region Sept. 16-23

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I Love My Little Ta Ta's!

Well hello there. I thought that title might catch your eye ;). Glad that I've got your attention. I need your help.. Just like a woman to use her ta ta's to lure you into helping huh?

Do you remember our awesome church secretary that I told you about here?

Well, if you don't, she's one of those rare people that actually look like Jesus. You can talk to her and she can somehow inspire you to change things about yourself that needs to change all the while she is building you up and never saying a critical word. She is such a blessing to us all and I know she has absolutely no idea. Which is probably why she is able to be such a blessing.

Anyway, back to the ta tas. Pam is a breast cancer survivor and I have gotten the opportunity to walk in the Miracle Walk our city hosts with her to raise money for the cause for women in our community. And, I have also already been challenged by a few of my friends to wear one of the Ta Ta t-shirts while I walk.. So here is the deal... I think it's worth rocking the boat for this cause. You know, I'm a preacher's wife and referring to personal body parts as ta ta's can be quite scandalous. So I'm setting the goal high at 500 dollars.. If I raise 500 dollars then I will let you choose which shirt that I wear from the choices below:

Really, five hundred isn't THAT much. If everyone that visits my blog will just donate a dollar or two, or if just fifty of you donate ten dollars.. You get it.. No diffusion of responsibility here.. I'm sure that they will except it if I go over my goal.

You can donate a few ways:
1. make a donation through paypal to
2. Send a check to my house if you have that address or if you don't, e-mail me for it.
3. Hand it to me or someone that you know will be seeing me.

And, I guarantee you a full report with pictures and the whispers I hear behind my back :).

And, if you're like me and don't think it should be a big deal if a preacher's wife wears a ta tas t-shirt, then donate because you too love the ta tas. Because little as they might be, I love my little ta ta's and I'm kind of fond of the idea of keeping them! And another little secret, my husband would like me to keep them too!

And if you feel so inclined as to throw support my way by tweeting, blogging, or posting on facebook about it. Well, then that would just make my day!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thank you Tina Honeycutt-- Where ever you are...

Sorry, no Tuesday's Tips-- Just don't have much for you here lately. But, if you have a good tip, let me know! I'll gladly post it and give you the credit.. I do have a story though.. It may be lame but it's a story..

This morning I was preparing Emma's snack to send to school. I try to use reusable containers instead of unnecessarily using a disposable zip lock bag. I'm not sure whether my stubbornness about this matter is due to me being cheap or my concern for the environment but regardless, it just seems wasteful. Silly probably, it's not like I can save the world by not using a ziploc bag... Anyway, that is me and that is what I do...

So, I put her vanilla wafers in one of those spill resistant snack containers that has the flexible top where a child can pull out whatever is inside without easily spilling it. I immediately wondered if this type of juvenile container might infringe on the maturity of a first grader. So, I asked her if it was okay. I will commend my daughter for her positive attitude. She did say that it would be okay but she had a hesitant look on her face. I don't know if it was her trying to be agreeable or trying to avoid one of my common speeches that would no doubt go something like, "there are children in the world that won't have a snack today. In fact, there are children in the world that will have no food to eat today. In fact, there are some children that won't eat all week. THERE ARE CHILDREN THAT WOULD GIVE ANYTHING TO EAT THESE VANILLA WAFERS OFF THE GROUND. Yes, I often get carried away with my desire to make my children see that they are so very blessed compared to the rest of the world. Regardless of her reasoning, Emma made the decision that enduring whatever humiliation that she might face would be less painful than arguing with her mother.

But, being the perceptive person that I am, at least for today, I questioned her, "does this container make you feel too babyish"? Her response, "that container makes me feel like I'll get made fun of. A plastic bag will do fine". I, not wanting to put my child through any unnecessary ridicule, fumbled through the cabinet for a more sophisticated, Disney princess container and we compromised on something that would allow her to keep her cool status without compromising my environmental conscience. Okay, this really isn't a very detailed post to explain why I avoid using ziplock bags.

The interaction with Emma this morning took me back to fourth grade. There was a girl in my class named Tina Honeycutt. Tina Honeycutt had the most beautiful long dark hair and she always had a different hairstyle. Braids, ponytails, pigtails, buns you name it. Tina's mother was the mastermind of beautiful dos.. There was one particular morning, in admiration of Tina, that I asked my mother to give me pigtails. My mother, being the wonderful mother that she is, happily obliged my wishes. Now granted, my fine, thin ponytails fell quite short of Tina's glorious locks but I proudly bounced into Mrs. Dobbins fourth grade class being sure that I looked better than I ever had only to find Jacob Quick laughing and making fun of me. (There Jacob, now you know the real story of why I wouldn't date you when I was 16. You should NEVER EVER laugh at a girls hair. Not even in fourth grade.) Anyway, as I was standing in the girls bathroom with the mint green walls, crying and taking out my pigtails, Tina Honeycutt was standing beside me telling me that my hair looked beautiful and that I shouldn't worry what Jacob Quick thought because he was a stupid boy anyway...

I remember feeling sorry for Tina because she obviously did not understand the social suicide she was commiting by wearing pigtails in fourth grade. But now, as a mother, I find myself asking, "What did her mother do to her and how can I do it to my girls"? How does a person instill that kind of confidence in their child? I never wore pigtails again.. But Tina Honeycutt went on to wear her hair just like she wanted it. And, I saw her out at a dance club for teens when I was teenager and was shocked to find that she seemed to have plenty of friends and seemed to enjoy life as a teenager just as much as she did as a kid..

May the Tina Honeycutt voice inside you be louder than those stupid boys. Tina Honeycutt, I salute you!

What? You don't name the voices inside your head? ;)


Monday, September 14, 2009

Congratulations Emma!

Just like last year, she didn't even tell me she had gotten Student of the Month and I didn't know until I pulled the certificate out of her folder. I'm hoping that it's humility and not embarassment that she doesn't tell us when she gets something like this. I think she get's it from her Nana who doesn't mind being in the spotlight but won't toot her own horn to save her life which is why I'm tooting it for her. See the video below!

Go over to page three and watch the foster care clip to see the awesome work that Lynn does. I'm sure there is a way to link only her clip but I'm having a hard time doing that.

We're so proud of both of you!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Deals and Matchups

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There will be up to five inserts in tomorrow's paper 3 Smart Source and 2 Red Plum. Bigger city newspapers have more coupons so make sure you get the largest one available to you.

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Lots of Clearance items right now

I've read lots of reports that a lot of the CVSs have gone to 90% off on summer items. People are reporting getting flip flops for 24 cents a pair.
If your here in town, I checked the CVS here and the only summer items left are the coolers. But, they are 90% off if you need a cooler.

-Wet Ones Antibacterial Wipes Travel Pack, $0.19 (from $1.99)

Red package of 15 wipes, UPC 07682804702
Found in various places in different stores: up at the cash register with the chapstick and trial size stuff; hanging on a vertical plastic strip in the snack aisle, near the disposable picnic stuff like paper plates and napkins (none were in the same section as the Wet Ones canisters, you have to search for them).

-Value Pack BandAid 20 ct with 1/2 oz Neosporin ointment $0.69 (from $6.99)

SpongeBob (UPC 381370050315) and Hello Kitty (UPC 381370058441) on the front of package, found in the medication/first aid section. It's usually on the top shelf amongst a section of Neosporin stuff. There are $0.50 and $1 off coupons for BandAid products in the coupon database.

- Zantrex 2 pk Energy Shots, $1.49 (blue package). Found in diet/energy drinks and on clearance aisle.

Pharmacy & beauty stuff, found in clearance section at one store only:

- Tylenol Severe Allergy 48 ct, $2.84
-$1 Tylenol coupon found in database
- CVS severe allergy medication
- Zicam allergy swabs
- Children liquid Zyrtec, about $3
- Neutrogena foot cream (small white tube)
- Nivea, Lip Smackers, Dr. Pepper, and soft lips chapstick
- Dollar Days 40 ct baby wipes (blue package, UPC 013308446265), $0.25
- Glade candle, Dewberry, about $1.50
- Anti cellulite/aging cream $9.99 (from $39.99, wish I had bought this when I saw it!). I can't think of the brand name but I think it's something -derma, it was in a peach and black box and is normally found with the expensive skin care stuff next to the Preventin line.

Rite Aid


Kroger Mega Deal!!

Publix Penny item is Publix Vanilla Wafers

For other areas:

Food World-- Food World lady promises to have it up tomorrow.

Kroger Texas Region
For you Julie, it looks like you have a deal where if you buy three participating items, you get a breakfast meal free. I think you will have a mega deal starting on the 17th.

Kroger Central Region-- Aunt Carrol, this is you. It looks like your ads run from Wed. to Wed. so your mega sale should start this Thursday the 17th as well. Right now, you have a deal where if you buy three participating items, you get a free gallon of milk.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month!

Throughout September, you can donate $5 to the cause by texting "KELLY" to 85944 from your mobile phones (standard text messaging rates apply) - or logging on to Also, every time you log on to the Web site, you'll be entered for a chance to win an amazing contribution to your home - a luxury front load washer and dryer from Electrolux in Turquoise Sky, the color inspired by the teal ribbon of ovarian cancer awareness.

Also during September, visitors to Kelly Confidential can help spread awareness for this important cause by sending a virtual T-shirt to a friend. For every virtual t-shirt sent, Electrolux will donate $1 to the OCRF. Fashion-forward Moms can also purchase a limited edition T-shirt designed by Ripa; 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts will go to OCRF.

Visit for details and for your chance to win a luxury front load washer and dryer from Electrolux.

Monday, September 07, 2009

My Current Project

So I'm finally feeling like a little more than a zombie. I'm not quite sure what sickness that has been lurking about at the Ellis household but I'm telling you, it grabbed a hold of me tight! My in-laws were here this weekend to celebrate Chloe's birthday I think. Though that all might just be part of a dream I had during the time I was unconscious. Thankfully, they seemed willing to forgive me for not being a proper hostess. It seems as if it is Chloe's turn with the sickness as she is the one that is running the fever tonight.

Anyway, I wanted to take this opportunity to show you what I was working on before the evil virus invaded my body leaving me lacking energy worse than I did after childbirth!

It's hard to tell exactly what it looks like because it is in my hallway and I had to take the picture at an angle. The hardest part for me was trying to make it asymmetrical without making it completely square. I had a handy little tool that made the job just a little easier.

This baby is the latitude level. It came to me in the swag suite that I received from Mom Select. It is a level/stud finder that is created especially for use by a woman. It is more compact making it easier for smaller hands to handle and has softer grips. It has built in holes where you mark straight through the level. And, fully extended, the tabs for nail holes are 16 inches apart making it perfect for finding studs (skip corny joke about how every woman wants to find a stud here). It wasn't necessary for me to find studs for this project but you can be sure I will be using it in the future to fix things like bookshelves to the wall so that my children don't pull them over on themselves.

Upon further investigation, I found that there is a whole line of tools designed by women for women. You can check them out HERE. My own tools! How empowering. Now if I can just figure out how to get the rest of them free.

Well, I guess that's it for now. Hope all is healthy in your world!


Sunday, September 06, 2009

Deals and Matchups

Just for you mom. I think you're the only person using this. There are no inserts in this weeks paper. We all have the crud that is going around here at the Ellis household so it is a good week to have an off week. Have a wonderful Labor Day!


Rite Aid


Kroger-- Still waiting


Penny Item: Publix Tortilla Chips

Food World

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Tuesday's Tips and Tricks-- Shoe shopping

You have got to go see this awesome children's shoe shopping trick that my friend Becky put on her blog. I am absolutely loving it!