Back to School Tax Free Weekends 2014!

Tax Free Weekends

Back to School Tax Free Weekend 2014

Tax FREE Weekend is this weekend for many states!!!

For those of you lucky enough to live in a state that offers tax free weekends here is the Back to School Tax Free Weekends 2014  list! :-)

Alabama Tax Free Weekend – August 1-3, 2014

Arkansas Tax Free Weekend – August 2-4, 2014

Connecticut Tax Free Weekend – August 17-23, 2014

Florida Tax Free Weekend – August 1-3, 2014

Georgia Tax Free Weekend – August 1-2, 2014

Iowa Tax Free Weekend, August 1-2, 2014

Louisiana Tax Free Weekend, August 1-2, 2014

Maryland Tax Free Weekend, August 10-16, 2014

Mississippi Tax Free Weekend, July 25-26, 2014

Missouri Tax Free Weekend, August 1-3, 2014

New Mexico Tax Free Weekend, August 1-3, 2014

North Carolina Tax Free Weekend, 2014 – There is no tax free weekend this year in North Carolina. 2013 was the last year for this state.

Oklahoma Tax Free Weekend, August 1-3, 2014

South Carolina Tax Free Weekend, August 1-3, 2014

Tennessee Tax Free Weekend, August 1-3, 2014

Texas Tax Free Weekend, August 8-10, 2014

Virginia Tax Free Weekend, August 1-3, 2014

Go here to check out all the other Back to School Deals!

 

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“Mommy, Somebody Needs You”

I absolutely LOVE this and just had to share because I know so many of us get caught up in the chaos and this is a wonderful reminder to enjoy it while we can because this too shall pass. ♥♥

Ever since we brought our new daughter home, her older brothers have been the first to tell me when she is crying, whimpering or smelling a little suspicious. “Somebody needs you,” they say. I have no idea how this little saying started, but at first it sort of annoyed me. I could be enjoying a quick shower… “Mommy, somebody needs you. The baby is crying.” Or, sitting down for a second, quite aware that the baby was beginning to stir from a nap…. “Mama, somebody needs you!” OK! I get it already! And not to mention that the newborn’s needs pale in comparison to the needs of two little boys. Somebody always needs a snack, a band-aid, a different sock, ice cubes in their water, a NEW Paw Patrol, a stream of snot wiped, a hug, a story, a kiss. Some days never seem to end, and the monotony of being “needed” can really take its toll. Then, it all started to hit me, they need ME. Not anybody else. Not a single other person in the whole world. They need their Mommy.

The sooner I can accept that being Mommy means that I never go off the clock, the sooner I can find peace in this crazy stage of life. That “Mommy” is my duty, privilege and honor. I am ready to be there when somebody needs me, all day and all night. Mommy means I just put the baby back down after her 4 a.m. feeding when a 3-year-old has a nightmare. Mommy means I am surviving on coffee and toddler leftovers. Mommy means my husband and I haven’t had a real conversation in weeks. Mommy means I put their needs before my own, without a thought. Mommy means that my body is full of aches and my heart is full of love.

I am sure there will come a day when no one needs me. My babies will all be long gone and consumed with their own lives. I may sit alone in some assisted living facility watching my body fade away. No one will need me then. I may even be a burden. Sure, they will come visit, but my arms will no longer be their home. My kisses no longer their cure. There will be no more tiny boots to wipe the slush from or seat belts to be buckled. I will have read my last bedtime story, seven times in a row. I will no longer enforce time-outs. There will be no more bags to pack and unpack or snack cups to fill. I am sure my heart will yearn to hear those tiny voices calling out to me, “Mommy, somebody needs you!”

So for now, I find beauty in the peaceful 4 a.m. feedings in our cozy little nursery. We are perched above the naked oak trees in our own lavender nest. We watch the silent snow fall and a bunny scampering across its perfect white canvas. It’s just me and my little baby, the neighborhood is dark and still. We alone are up to watch the pale moon rise and the shadows dance along the nursery wall. She and I are the only ones to hear the barn owl hooting in the distance. We snuggle together under a blanket and I rock her back to sleep. It’s 4am and I am exhausted and frustrated, but it’s OK, she needs me. Just me. And maybe, I need her too. Because she makes me Mommy. Someday she will sleep through the night. Someday I will sit in my wheelchair, my arms empty, dreaming of those quiet nights in the nursery. When she needed me and we were the only two people in the world.

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Can I enjoy being needed? Sometimes, sure, but often it is tiring. Exhausting. But, it isn’t meant to be enjoyed every moment. It is a duty. God made me their Mom. It is a position I yearned for long before I would ever understand it. Over a three-day weekend, my husband couldn’t believe how many times our boys kept saying, “Mommy. Mommy. Mommy!” “Are they always like this?” he asked, not able to hide his terror and sympathy. “Yep. All day, everyday. That’s my job.” And I have to admit that it is the toughest job I have ever had. In a previous life, I was a restaurant manager for a high volume and very popular chain in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. A Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. with the expo window overflowing with dishes, a two-hour wait and the electricity inexplicably going out has got nothing on a Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. at the Morton house. And let me tell ya, South Florida diners are some of the toughest to please. But they are a cake walk compared to sleep-deprived toddlers with low blood sugar.

Once upon a time, I had time. For myself. Now, my toenails need some love. My bra fits a little differently. My curling iron might not even work anymore, I don’t know. I can’t take a shower without an audience. I’ve started using eye cream. I don’t get carded anymore. My proof of motherhood. Proof that somebody needs me. That right now, somebody always needs me. Like last night…

At 3 a.m. I hear the little footsteps entering my room. I lay still, barely breathing. Maybe he will retreat to his room. Yeah right.

“Mommy.”

“Mommy.” A little louder.

“Yes,” I barely whisper.

He pauses, his giant eyes flashing in the dim light.

“I love you.”

And just like that, he is gone. Scampered back to his room. But, his words still hang in the cool night air. If I could reach out and snatch them, I would grab his words and hug them to my chest. His soft voice whispering the best sentence in the world. I love you. A smile curls across my lips and I slowly exhale, almost afraid to blow the memory away. I drift back to sleep and let his words settle into my heart.

One day that little boy will be a big man. There will no longer be any sweet words whispered to me in the wee hours. Just the whir of the sound machine and the snoring husband. I will sleep peacefully through the night, never a worry of a sick child or a crying baby. It will be but a memory. These years of being needed are exhausting, yet fleeting. I have to stop dreaming of “one day” when things will be easier. Because the truth is, it may get easier, but it will never be better than today. Today, when I am covered in toddler snot and spit-up. Today, when I savor those chubby little arms around my neck. Today is perfect. “One day” I will get pedicures and showers alone. “One day” I will get myself back. But, today I give myself away, and I am tired and dirty and loved SO much, and I gotta go. Somebody needs me.

This post originally appeared on Your Best Nest.

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FREE Fish & Fries at Long John Silvers!!

You can get Free Fish and Fries at Long John Silver’s tomorrow  August 2nd from 11 AM – 3 PM. No purchase or coupon is necessary. There are 4 tabs – you will see the offer on the 1st tab. In addition, text FISH to 41522 and you will get a Free Coke! 

This is per person so a while family could eat for FREE!! :-) freebies

 

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FREE Can of Rotel Diced Tomatoes!

Head on over to Savingstar to load nice Rotel Coupons valid for a FREE FREE Can of Rotel Diced Tomatoes! This offer expires 8/3/ 14, so you’ll need to snag it soon! If you miss it, SavingStar features a new FREE product every Friday, so feel free to sign up today so you can score next week’s freebie. I am thinking some queso is in our future!! :-)

 

You can use SavingStar with many different grocery and drug store loyalty cards. Any money saved using SavingStar is added to your SavingStar account. When you reach $5 in savings, you can cash out for cash, Amazon gift cards, PayPal and more!

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Rue La La: FREE $25 Credit = FREE Items!

Awesome!

Now through August 6th you can get a Free $25 Rue La La Credit when you sign up here as a member! This credit can be used on shipping too, so you should be able to score free items! :-)  When you go to the sales just search from low to high prices to find lots of great items FREE!

If you are not a member, make sure to sign up for a FREE account here as you may end up snagging FREE credits like this one and you’ll also be able to take advantage of all of the great Rue La La sales!Rue La La Decor

 

Be sure to check out the latest freebies and printable coupons and if your shopping online we now have a Online Coupons Code page that has any coupon code you need :-)

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New Month = Awesome NEW Coupons!

$1.00 off any four Old Orchard frozen concentrates $1.00 off 2 Gerber or Graduates Yogurt Blends $1.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates Meals or Sides $1.00 off any 2 Gerber Graduates Lil' Whoos $1.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates Grabbers™ items
Happy August Everyone!!!  Can you believe it’s already August?!  Some schools in our area are already back to school or starting next week.  Seems like summer just started.  I have been a little lax over the summer with using coupons because our schedule has been so crazy so I am excited to get back in the groove and get going again.  There are so many awesome coupons popping up so far this month so check them out and print them while you can because the popular ones will go fast.

 

$0.75 off ONE variety of Food Should Taste Good $0.75 off TWO LARABAR™ RENOLA™ pouches $0.50 off any Fiber One™ Soft-Baked Cookies $0.50 off one box Fiber One Chewy bars product $0.50 off any one Fiber One™ Streusel Bars $0.50 off TWO Chex Mix™ or Bugles™ Corn Snacks 

Also don’ t forget to check out all the awesome KRAFT coupons that reset so you can print them again!! :-)

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Birthday Freebies List!

Birthday Freebies

Do you have a Birthday coming up?!  If so getting freebies just makes the day better!! Here is a Birthday Freebies List of over 100 freebies that you can snag lots of great freebies! Thanks to MidgetMomma

Free Stuff for Your Birthday

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Krispy Kreme

  • Krispy Kreme – 6 FREE Doughnuts
  • Applebee’s-Happy Birthday Song Sung to you and a FREE Dessert
  • Cracker Barrel- Happy Birthday song sung and FREE Dessert
  • FREE Breakfast at Perkins on your birthday
  • Olive garden – FREE Appetizer or dessert on your birthday
  • The Melting Pot – FREE Chocolate Covered Strawberries on your birthday.
  • Baskin Robbins- Free 2.5oz ice cream on your Birthday
  • Benihana- $30 certificate to use during your birthday month when you sign up for the Chef’s table

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Hello Kitty iPhone Case only $.49! (Reg. $10)

 

Best Buy has the Hello Kitty iPhone Case for the iPhone 5 marked down from $9.99 to only $0.49 and you can pick this up at your local store for FREE!  This is a SUPER deal and might not last long!

 

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Dollar General: FREE Suave Professionals Hair Products!

Dollar General has the Suave Professionals hair products for $2 making them totally FREE after the coupons! Remember you can print 2 coupons per computer.

Here’s How:

Buy 1 Suave Professionals at Dollar General for $2
Use this $1/1 Suave Professionals product coupon
And use this $1.00 Suave Professionals Dollar General Coupon

$1.00 off any ONE Suave Professionals product

More Printable Coupons:


$1.00 off ONE (1) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
$1.00 off TWO (2) OSCAR MAYER Beef Hot Dogs
$0.50 off ONE (1) KOOL-AID Jammers Juice Drink
$1.00 off ONE (1) VELVEETA 32 oz
$0.75 off KRAFT Natural Shredded or Chunk Cheese

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Bic Highlighters 5 Pack only $1 Shipped!

Here’s another HOT back to school deal!!  Hurry on over to Staples.com and you can pick up Bic Highlighters 5 Pack only $1 Shipped! You will save $3.29 instantly. No coupon is required. This price is valid through 8/2 or while supplies last only.

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Save $3.29 instantly. No coupon is required. The sale price is valid through 8/2 or while supplies last only. – See more at: http://licouponqueen.com/bic-highlighters-5-pack-1-00-shipped-staples-hurry/#sthash.8OyyNVaA.dpuf
Save $3.29 instantly. No coupon is required. The sale price is valid through 8/2 or while supplies last only. – See more at: http://licouponqueen.com/bic-highlighters-5-pack-1-00-shipped-staples-hurry/#sthash.8OyyNVaA.dpuf

Save $3.29 instantly. No coupon is required. The sale price is valid through 8/2 or while supplies last only. – See more at: http://licouponqueen.com/bic-highlighters-5-pack-1-00-shipped-staples-hurry/#sthash.8OyyNVaA.dpuf
Save $3.29 instantly. No coupon is required. The sale price is valid through 8/2 or while supplies last only. – See more at: http://licouponqueen.com/bic-highlighters-5-pack-1-00-shipped-staples-hurry/#sthash.8OyyNVaA.dpuf
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