Showing posts from March, 2011

Extreme Couponing

There is a new show on TLC, EXTREME COUPONING! I have had some luck in the past with my coupon methods but these ladies (and gentlemen) truly inspire me. They can go into a store fill 3-4 grocery carts with about $600 worth of food and the spend $6-10 on average. I AM NOT THAT GOOD! However, I want to learn. I am planning on spending the next two weeks researching online how these people do this. There have to be tricks.

There is one gentleman on the show that hasnt paid for toilet paper or deodorant in years--he gets it 100% free. I don't know how but I intend to find out.
I have used a method in the past that I witnessed at Walmart. Another mom had a 3 ring binder full of baseball card protectors and each protector held a coupon (nine per page). The coupons were sorted by category. I use categories such as cleaning, medication, food, personal care, misc, etc.
The SUnday paper is a great place to start to get coupons but with one income and a shoe string budget I dont even subscrib…

New Review for "Tell Me About Easter, Aunt Lou" by Cyndi Anderson

The author of "Tell Me About Easter, Aunt Lou" does a good job pulling both the secular and spiritual belief into an allegory for the young mind. She challenges the reader in differentiating between the secular ways of east bunnies;easter eggs;easter baskets; parties; new apparel, etc. and the Spiritual way of Jesus giving His life to everyone through His suffereing and pain, and then His miraculous resurrection, giving us an opportunity for a complete and new way of life full of happiness and fun-filled lives through our belief and obedience ito Him. She wraps the two comparisons up into a neat children's story. --Cyndi Anderson mom and preschool teacher Visit to read more reviews and learn about the author Rachel Stolle

New Review for "Tell Me About Easter, Aunt Lou"

What a great gift to add to this year's Easter basket! Tell Me About Easter, Aunt Lou uses beautiful language and illustrations to explain the true meaning of Easter to curious children. As a person who was lucky enough to know Aunt Lou, I can say Mrs. Stolle does a wonderful job telling the story just as she would have. Aunt Lou always had a way of explaining a story so that anyone could understand, which is exactly what this book does. It would be a wonderful story to share with your children, grandchildren, or Sunday school class!
-Sumer McDOnald Cooner (and little Henry too)

Some Parts are Not for Sharing

Unfortunately we live in an imperfect world. There are bad people. Personal safety is something parents have to constantly stay aware of for their innocent children. As a childhood sexual abuse survivor by a distant family member, this examiner can speak first hand to the darkness that lurks inside the human soul. Sexual abuse is something that follows you for the duration of your life. You heal, you cope, you forgive but you will always be scarred.
This is such a difficult topic for parents to discuss with their children. You want to give them the knowledge they need to say no when appropriate, but you don’t want to make them fearful or steal their innocence by too graphic of an explanation.
In Central Texas alone you can read about countless child abuse allegations at online news sites like and It is a reality, and a dangerous one.
A new book written by Julie K. Federico, and charmingly illustrated by Kurt Jones gives parents a resource to speak to their c…

New Review for "Tell Me ABout Easter, Aunt Lou"

"Tell Me About Easter, Aunt Lou” is about much more than Easter eggs & the Easter bunny. It uses brightly colored illustrations and the concept of having Jesus as a best friend to tell the story of Christ from His birth to the resurrection. This would be a great book for the whole family to gather together and read out loud.
~Carol Stolle
mom, mother-in-law, and grandmother

Book Signing in Glen Rose, Texas at Storiebook Cafe

Book Signing March th from 12-2 at Storiebook Cafe in Glen Rose, Texas. It was great!