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This code expires November 8, 2012.

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$5 off at Hallmark Stores!!!

Hallmark is offering their popular coupon to save $5.00 off a $10.00 Hallmark Purchase at any Hallmark Gold Crown Store.  This is a great way to score a cute gift for up to half off!

Free Meals for Veterans Day!

Veteran's DayVeteran’s Day is this weekend! So to celebrate, many restaurants are offering free meals for service members! (Check with each restaurant for specifics on requirements. Many of these offers are for current and former military.) Since the list of participating places is rather long, I will be updating this list as the week goes on! Also note, many of the free meals are nationwide but some are only at participating locations. I would also like to throw a big shout out to our brothers and sisters in arms. Thank you for all that you do!

Veteran's DayGolden Corral

Free Meal

Monday, November 12, 2012

No identification is required for the service member.

Golden Corral knows that spouses, children, mothers and fathers deserve a heart-felt thank you, too, for their own personal sacrifices here at home. Family and friends are welcome to come join the celebration for our military heroes; however, the free ‘thank you’ dinner is for the person who served. Other guests will pay the regular dinner menu pricing.

Veteran's DayApplebee’s

Free Meal

Every Veterans Day, Applebee’s invites vets and active duty military to come have a meal on us. It’s our way of saying thanks for their service. But really, every day is an opportunity to say thank you. So join us in our Thank You Movement to personally show your gratitude for those who have served, or are currently serving, in our nation’s military.

Veteran's DayOlive Garden

Free Meal

Olive Garden is having a Veterans Day free meal for all veterans and those on active duty on Sunday, November 11, 2012.

Veterans can choose from Seafood Alfredo, Chicken Parmigiana, Unlimited Soup, Salad, & Bread sticks, Grilled Sausage & Peppers Rustica, Cheese Ravioli, or Spaghetti with Meat Sauce. All these entrees come with freshly baked garlic breadsticks and choice of soup or salad.

Veterans and active military members can get this Veterans Day free meal by showing proof of military service.

Veteran's DayDenny’s

All You Can Eat Pancakes

Stop by Denny’s on Monday, November 12, 2012 and all active, non-active, and retired military personnel can get free all you can eat pancakes from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

All Denny’s locations are participating in this promotion. Valid military ID required.

Veteran's DayT.G.I. Friday’s

Free Lunch

T.G.I. Friday’s will be having free lunch for all veterans on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at participating locations. Be sure to contact your local T.G.I Friday’s for details.

Bring in proof of military service (U.S. Uniforms Services ID Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID Card, a Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, a DD214, a photograph in uniform, or wear your uniform) and you’ll be able to choose any item off the lunch menu for free.

Veteran's DayChili’s

Free Meal

Visit Chili’s on Sunday, November 11, 2012, to get your Veterans Day free meal if you are a veteran or on active military duty.

Choose between these free meals, valid on dine in only: OldTimer with Cheese, Chicken Crispers, Margarita Chicken, Classic Turkey Sandwich (Full), Lighter Choices Grilled Chicken Salad, Soup & Salad (this does not include the Bottomless Express Lunch), Cajun Chicken Pasta, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadilla.

There’s also a reduced cost ($5) for any dessert.

You need show proof of military service to get your Veterans Day free meal – a U.S. Uniform Services ID Card, a U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID Card, a Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, a DD214, a photograph in uniform, or wear your uniform.

I am a work in Progress.

I try to be totally honest with you all. This has been a very hard year for me personally. You really don’t know how hard it is for me to watch people I love who are dealing with the most horrible things you can think of.  I am a fixer and these are circumstances in which I have no control over. Our family is still grieving for the loss of my Father In Law, Which is a 24/7 a week punch in the stomach.Then our 91 year old grandmom is dealing with breast cancer and it is a constant battle to not do everything for her. To watch a friend have to do the unthinkable with her child she has waited for .  It was only after a manager of one of the stores I go to said.’ Wow it has been forever since you used a coupon.” I laughed and said it was ok. But after the 3rd week I realized that I was not doing the things I enjoyed. I am not crafting. I am barely hanging on.

After these last 9 months I realized that I can not do it all. I talked to my doctor and after going over it, I decided to go on some meds. I have depression and while I get out of bed and function. It is not how I want  to live.

We all have our struggles and I hope that in the following months ahead I will be back to myself.