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Independence Day (Flashback and Mailbox Monday!)

First, I just have to say Happy 4th of July!!! It truly is a great day to be celebrating what an awesome country we live in and give thanks for those who have fought for that freedom we enjoy and continue to fight today. As a military wife, I am so proud of my husband for all that he does!!

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." ~Elmer Davis

I wish I could say that we had some big, exciting plans for the day, but we don't! Being on a military base, of course there is a big celebration, but taking my son to such a thing would not be a wise idea. Thankfully, we are able to see the fireworks from our backyard, so we will enjoy our patriotic Bomb Pops and enjoy the view while avoiding the crowds and noise, just me and my little man!!

Speaking of my little man, I just had to share this photo from exactly 3 years ago today, Shaun's first 4th of July, at exactly 11 months old! We were home for the summer while my husband was deployed and went with my wonderful mother in law to the local celebration, which happened to be located at a park with a mini train depot... This was Shaun's very first train ride, and perhaps where the addiction began;)

And now, because I don't like making multiple posts on one day, haha, onto mailbox Monday. This is actually from the last 2 weeks, both big weeks, so lots of exciting things to share!

  • 20 $1 Kandoo Coupons (Oh my goodness! That's a lot of coupons!)
  • 6 (I believe) Turkey Hill Coupons
  • 2 Dixie Coupons
  • Bayer 20ct
  • $2 off Tide Stain Release
  • $2 Pull Ups Wipes (which made them free! Although, we have to buy the princess boxes since my Shaun is terrified of Cars!)
  • $5 off Sunkist Citrus Coupon
  • Free John Frieda Full Repair Coupon
  • 10 pack Tide Stain Release (FB giveaway)
  • Pull Ups Wipes Sample
  • Tide Sample (though it's not HE so I can't use it, but it came with the Stain Release)

  • Unilever Coupon Sheet
  • 2 Pictsweet Veggies Coupons- 1 for a free bag frozen veggies, one for free steamables
  • 2 Pepperidge Farms coupons (good on any of their products)
  • 2 Dannon Coupons
  • Pampers Wipes Coupons
  • EmergenC Samples and Coupons
  • 2 Hot Pockets Coupons
  • Free Bounce Product Coupon
  • Gillete Fusion Proglide Razor
  • Swiffer Duster

  • Downy Unstoppables and Socks (I was so excited to try this! I used it on my towels, made them smell so fresh! Love it!! This isn't available in stores yet, I received this through Vocalpoint!)
  • Crest Toothpaste Sample
  • $5 off Bounty coupon
  • Free Sunny D Coupon
  • Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus Best of Both Worlds DVD (We redeemed some Disney Movie Rewards points for this one, and it was what my son chose! Haha. He got this on Saturday, and already has it memorized!!)
I also forgot to add a Free So Delicious Coconut Milk coupon (super excited to try this as I won't let my son drink cow's milk and he is not a fan of almond milk!) I also received the Activate drink mentioned in my last post, as well as a box of goodies for a Lemi Shine house party next weekend. And while it didn't come in the mailbox, I got an email with a $15 gift certificate to Vera Bradley!! How great is that? Definitely a good few weeks, can't wait to see what this week brings...

Frugal Friend


  1. Nice freebies! I signed up for unstopables too - can't wait for it to get here!

  2. After being a member of vocalpoint for years it was only recently I discovered I could add that I blog. I was excited to get the Unstopables too! I've used it twice now and my daughter and I love it. I'm not sure what hubby thinks but will see if he says anything now that I've washed his uniforms in it he he. I need now to get my blog post review done...as well as several other reviews.


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