Friday, October 30, 2009

Free photo book

Your little pirate or princess looks so cute dressed up for Halloween. It’s a treat you’ll want to share with everyone.
Capture every spooktacular memory with a free ready–made photo book from Shutterfly. Just add your pictures and we’ll create a stunning photo book for you in minutes.

Promo code:UR48-DD9B-M8DB-BF5DDVOffer ends November 30, 2009.

* Additional charges such as taxes, shipping and handling may apply. Offer is good for one 7x9 photo book only. Limit one per household.

Family Doctor

Hey we are in need of a new family doctor. Any suggestions?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Baby Einstein Refund

If any of you are like me and bought the Baby Einstein DVDs and never watched them, this is for you. Apparently they don't make your children geniuses and so Disney is offering a refund (or exchange). You can only return 4 dvds per household, but you get a refund of $15.99 for each one. Here is the link to the refund info and the form you have to send in with your dvds.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Gladden Farms 10K & Half Marathon

Gladden Farms Family 5K has a great way for you to run off your Thanksgiving Turkey!!!

Gladden Farms Family 5K is having it's first 10K and Half Marathon on November 28th. There are local sponsors that will be helping to keep this FREE!! All finishers will receive a T-Shirt.

We will start and end at Gladden Farms Park at the corner of Lon Adams and Tangerine Farms Road. Both the 10K and Half Marathon will start at 8 am, and will be run on the bike paths and sidewalks in Gladden Farms.

If you are interested in participating please print off this form and turn it in to Jen Lynn by Friday October 30th.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fun Fridays

You're invited to . . .

Buckelew Farms
Pumpkin Patch

17000 Ajo Way Tucson, 85735
Friday, October 30th, at 10am

Cost is $6 per person (kids in diapers are FREE)
includes a hayride and a pumpkin

Bring a lunch to eat there!

Please email Jeni at
if you would like to come
so that we can give them an accurate count.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Halloween Craft for the Kids

On a lighter more UNserious note. We are going to do these today...Simple, and cute.

We do Simple around here.

Find instructions HERE

Moral Dilemma

Safeway approached me via email indicating They have just lowered prices, are doing some marketing promotion giveaways yada yada... They said they would give me a $50 gift certificate and 3 giveaway gift certificates to readers if I blogged about my shopping experience, and basically -not officially- advertise for them. (on the Marana Mom's site) -My problem is with the advertising part...obviously not the free $.

My first instinct was to send them my mailing address with an excited YES I'll do it.

But wait.

What is the purpose of this blog?

Personally when I started this blog it was to help us moms, grandmothers, caretakers etc. get answers to questions, advice, share a great find or free deal, post good ideas, inform of upcoming events...etc.

I realize this give away benefits you and obviously me, but I personally don't want this blog updated with marketing --STUFF-- for lack of better words.

I feel like your time is OBVIOUSLY precious... and if you want ideas on couponing, store sales ETC... You would go to a site like Stephanie's -----> on side of blog.

I don't have time for FLUFF...and I am assuming neither do you.
I am not saying couponing is FLUFF, when I sit down to the computer and want to look at ad's, ad match options, and coupon applications, I want to go to ONE SITE and move on.

Same with Marana Mom's I want to go here for the purpose it was intended.

I should ask you, what do you think...?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Digital Scrapbooking

I don't know if anyone is interested but...

This week there are two Digital Scrapbook Blogs that have joined together to make an extra large Freebie Kit called... I Heart Primary. They both have papers, embellishments, alphabets, quick pages and 'extras'.

Also a couple weeks ago there was a double kit for Young Women's with all 8 Values. It is suppose to be 'Forever' Free, instead of being put into their store after a week.

They may not be the most recent post at either blog, but you can scroll back through to get all the 'parts'. Usually they release the Papers on Monday, Embellishments on Tuesday, Alphabets on Wednesday, Quick Pages on Thursday, and Extras on Friday.

I don't know if the Primary one will stay 'Forever Free', so you might want to check that out this week.


Free Downloadable Books from Deseret

I just wanted to let you all know about this free-be:

Deseret Book has made 8 of their books available for FREE DOWNLOAD at Several of the of the books are ones I thought you might be interested in. The books are:

1. Please Pass the Scripture (by me).
2. What I Wish I Would Have Known When I Was Single (by John Bytheway).
3. Women at the Well (by Richard and Jeni Holzapfel).
4. Digging Deeper (by Robert Eaton).
5. 10 Secrets Wise Parents Know (by Brent Top and Bruce Chadwick).
6. Growing Up: Gospel Answers About Maturation and Sex (by Brad Wilcox).
7. Saving Kristen (by Jack Weyland). (fiction)
8. The Hidden Path (by C.B. Andersen). (fiction)

It might be good to download them now for future reference as they will only be available online for free for a short time. A lot of people aren’t aware that books like these even exist, much less that they are available for free.

Some of the books help you get more out of the scriptures. Others are good for parenting. Some are just plain fun. Go check out I hope you like the books!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Buckelew Farms Coupon

There is a coupon in this week's Explorer newspaper (mine was in the driveway this morning) for Buckelew Farms. It is for $1 off and is on page 42 (near the back).

Thursday, October 15, 2009

FREE Happy Baby Organic Meal

Print this coupon to get a free Happy Baby Organic Meal. Coupon expires 11/10/09. Find a store that carries this brand HERE.

Thanks, For The Mommas!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I randomly received a box with a sample can of Enfamil and coupons in the mail today. I have no idea how they got my address or why they thought I wanted/needed some...

If you could use some baby formula let me know and it's yours!


Elmo Cake

Before I go out and buy a new one, does anyone have an Elmo cake pan or the 3-d teddy bear pan that I could borrow?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Nursing Cover Deal

Udder cover

If you're a nursing mom or you need a gift for a nursing mom, you should check out this deal! I know we have a lot of moms in Marana who might be able to use this deal!! Go to Udder Covers and you'll get a FREE nursing cover! Use promo code "onefree" and it brings the price from $32 to $0! Just pay shipping on it. There are 6 different ones you can choose from. This might go fast!

October fun all by Gladden Farms

I was a little unorganized, and decided to figure out my calendar for the rest of the month. I thought maybe someone else out there might want the info as well.

This Saturday Oct 17th, if you live in Gladden Farms, the Gladden Farms HOA is putting on the Country Fair:
Our GFCA lifestyle website says:
Come down and join us for our expanded Country Fair!
This year we will have on site grilling, a Sonoran Hot Dog cart, increased concessions, activities including a watermelon eating contest, a three-legged race, a water balloon toss and an egg in spoon race, a petting zoo, a pony ride ring and some actual carnival rides as well!

This year all concessions will be on a ticket per serving basis and all rides (including carnival rides) will be accessed with an unlimited use wristband. Wristbands are available for $5 a piece and tickets are $1 or 6 for $5 and are available o the day of the event at the ticket booths.

(and because I know your kids want to wear costumes all day long on Saturday the 31st!):

On the 31st at 11am they will have pumpkin painting and bags for collecting candies at different booths w/ little games and a maybe a bounce house, etc... bring a lawn chair and some candy to hand out for the trick or treat parade I think they are doing. I am not sure on all of those details, but it is by the HOA house, not at the park.

(Another little plug for GF community: The 22nd at 7pm at Estes Elementary is the Annual Meeting for GF homeowners. I saw that 6-7 was a social mixer w/ appetizers, and there will be a door prize raffle.)

Two days later on the 24th is the Fall Harvest Festival at Heritage Park. This is for ANYONE! not just Gladden Farms Residents!! From 9am - 2pm. (I thought the town website would have more on this, I will link you to it later today if the Town returns my call or posts about it themselves)
It is the 234th annversary of Jaun Bautista de Anza's journey through Marana. (sounded kind of dry to me...but it looks like they have a fun day planned!!)
There is a pie and cookie contest (get out your family's secret recipe!) and fresh food for sale from the Farmer's Market. They will also have booths for kids, entertainment, the train and a peddle tractor too!
Does this all make sense? I hope it helps someone fill out their calendar like it helped me!