Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Usually you must spend a certain amount and an 18% gratuity is added to your ticket, but that's it. This is a great way to try new places or enjoy your current favorites.
Some of my local favorites are:
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- Pig Mania (pigs as dice, it is so wierd, but so fun!)
- Milles Bournes (a french card game all about driving - so fun!)
I don't know if they make either of these anymore - we found them at thrift stores for super cheap.
Monday, September 28, 2009
I was very impressed with the all the flavors of the nut clusters - but my favorite were the almond clusters! Yum. The Nature Valley nut clusters make great trail food, great lunchbox food, and great snack food!
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Sunday, September 27, 2009
For some reason, I was in a cooking frenzy all weekend, so our fridge is full of leftovers. This is a good thing because Monday and Tuesday I work. When I don't plan ahead the result is fast food, so I'm grateful for the leftovers. I made a (huge) turkey breast for Sunday dinner and we will be enjoying it for most of the week!
Monday - Leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans
Tuesday - More leftovers
Wednesday - Poppy Seed Chicken casserole (with turkey instead!), green beans
Thursday - Pulled pork sandwiches, homemade rolls, jello salad (didn't get to this last week!)
Friday - Chicken and rice soup (with turkey)
Saturday - Hamburger helper, corn
Sunday - Pasta Carbonara, green salad
What's on your menu this week? For other menus check out orgjunkie!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Obviously you have forgotten who you are: The daughter of heroes, the wife of a saint, the mother of miracles, and the friend of multiple admirers. If that doesn't motivate you then think of the magical body you have that has articulating fingers, binocular vision, the heart of a lover, the vision of a friend, and a child of God. I could go on but by now you should be tuned in. Go rock your world!
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For those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile, my annual goal for his year was $2,600 for groceries or $50.00 per week. This included food, household items, and diapers. If you notice, the word I used above is WAS not IS. Unfortunately, I have not been able to stick to the budget of $50.00 per week. My current total is $2,454.47. That leaves me $145.53 for the next 13 weeks of 2009. That is $11.00 per week. Yeah...not going to happen. I have learned a lot along the way though, and my stockpile is still pretty big. This makes my average for the year about $63/week. This is also way better than my average from last year, which was $118/week.
Now that I got that out of the way...here is my shopping trip:
Walgreen's:1 Glad trash bags - $7.99 (-$1.50 coupon in September savings booklet) - $6.49
2 Scott Bath Tissue - $5.00 (w/in ad coupon)
4 Domino sugar - $3.20 (yes, you read that right - this is 20 pounds of sugar for $3.20. I love clearance! This was the deal I found by accident!
2 Baskin Robbins chewy candies - $.64 (clearance)
Net OOP: $16.24
Then I hit Fred Meyer: 8 Country Oven bread - $10.00 (w/in ad coupon)
2 Cheerios - $3.00 (w/in ad coupon)(2 -$1.00 off coupons) = $1.00
2 Big K Rootbeer - $1.00
1 A&W Rootbeer - $1.69
1 Coke Zero - $1.39
2 FM tuna - $1.00
1 bunch bananas - $1.14
1 Oscar Meyer lunchmeat - $1.79 (marked down from $3.99)
2 Land o' Frost lunchmeat - $5.00 (w/in ad coupon) (-2 $1.00 off coupons) = $3.00
2 Fresh Express salad - $2.50
2 Oscar Meyer bacon - $5.00 (-1.25 off 2 coupon) = $3.75
3 gallons milk - $5.97
2 Bumble Bee Tuna bowls - $4.00 (-2 $1.00 off coupons) = $2.00
1 bunch celery - $.34
Net OOP: $38.95
So my total for the week is $55.19 - not terrible! How did you do this week?
Thursday, September 24, 2009
This is a long confusing story, so try to keep up...:)I work two days per week (Monday and Tuesday), and preschool is Tuesday and Thursday. My MIL watches my kids on Monday and Tuesday (it is such a blessing!). I have a great arrangement with her for preschool. Preschool is close to her house and isn't close to mine. She takes him on Tuesday when I am at work, then on Thursday my husband drops him off at her house on the way to work, then takes him to preschool. I just have to pick him up. I get to be all alone with my daughter during that time.
That has been another great blessing. We have turned our Thursdays into our grocery shopping days and it has been so much fun with just the two of us! She will actually stay in the cart, which is great. We also get to go check out stores that we don't live near like Boise Bargain Basket.
Have a great day! We are off for another shopping day!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
That is how I feel about my house right now.
I want a new look, but I can't spend much. I wish I were more creative with decorating!
Any ideas or great sites to help me?
Monday, September 21, 2009
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Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I decided to take an unscheduled blogging break for many reasons. Mostly I just felt like I have been so worried and focused on my blog and making sure I was posting and neglecting the things that really matter. My husband. My kids. My house. Myself. Now that I have taken this break I think I am different. I think my blog will be different. I think it will be a good thing.
I have some fun and exciting posts to come - and a great giveaway coming. So please stay tuned!