Saturday, March 21, 2009
Go here this week to see what deals are going on. And Yes I'm being lazy this week and not writing them out...well there wouldn't be much to write anyway!!!
I love Giveaways, so I thought it would be fun to host a Giveaway Linky! There are several other Giveaway linkys around blog world, but why not one more. Giveaways are sooo fun!! It makes it so much easier for you, the readers to find them and sign up.
Friday, March 20, 2009
But for those of us that live far enough away from the big cities like Chicago, Indianapolis, ect... this might be just the thing you're looking for. If you find yourselves looking at the Taylor Town Preview getting all excited only to find maybe 20% of those coupons actually in the paper you bought, then keep reading!!! There is hope...
Inserts differ greatly, I compared my coupons from our local paper to a big city paper and the results might surprise you. In last weeks local Red Plum paper there were 8 coupons. (yes pathetic). BUT In the Big City Red Plum there were 36 coupon. That's over 4 times as many.
Same thing for the Smartsource...In the local smartsource there were 30 coupons. Not bad... BUT in the Big City Smartsource there were 63. Over double....
Wow!! I've been blessed with being able to get the Chicago paper in my area, that was until the first of this year when it disappeared...Apparently they stopped delivering to this area entirely, with no plans to deliver again. Yes I was a little (lot) mad. How dare they not bring me my big paper!!! HAHA
So I've been looking into other options since I can't imagine couponing with only our puny local inserts. I've looked into mail subscriptions but they don't send coupons with that (even tho they said they did and I waited 2 weeks). So that was a bust...
Last week I remembered when I first started couponing coming across "coupons & things by dede" They sell cut coupons but they also sell whole inserts. I was excited!!!
So I tried it and it worked great!!
You might think it's a little costly but for me it's well worth it. It's really only a little more than our Chicago paper was($3.) I ordered 2 Smartsource and 2 Redplum from last weeks paper and paid $7.34 including shipping. I ordered Monday night and they came promptly on Friday!
I was excited to at least have a way of getting these great inserts. So if you're sick and tired of not getting the coupons everyone else is getting, then you can consider this option too. YOU CAN GO HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!
If anyone has another idea for obtaining these wonderful inserts, please by all means LET US KNOW!!!! I'D LOVE TO HAVE MORE OPTIONS!!
SO WHAT INSERTS DO YOU GET??? THE WONDERFUL BIG CITY INSERTS...OR THE PATHETIC SMALL TOWN INSERTS???
To see more Spring Cleaning go here. And feel free to join us and link up next week. We're tackling the other bath (mine will be my kids bath upstairs) It's small but it will take a little work to clean.
Accept one another, then , just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Welcome to my site!! I hope you are enjoying hopping around! I'm a homeschooling mama of 4 great kids and wife to a wonderful hubby for 12 years! We can't wait to get camping in a few weeks...okay maybe it's more like 5-6 weeks.....Come on Spring!! Anyone else love camping?? We have 3 boys (10,6,2) and a girl (8) so camping works best for our little dirt balls! We love the hiking, biking, campfires, swimming, sunnin', explorin', the doin' nothing, and well everything else that goes with it! So what does your family enjoy??
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ADORABLE SPRINGY DOOR PRIZE!
There are several ways to enter!
I guess it's time I made some! **yummy**
**No Bake Chocolate Cookies**
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
*Combine all these ingredients in saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring until dissolved.
*Boil 2 minutes.
*Remove from heat
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
Stir in chocolate mixture until well blended.
Drop onto wax paper or baking sheet. Let cool until firm
**Makes 4-5 dozen**
For more recipes here go to "Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap"
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Please consider writing a small post on your blog and them coming here to link up using mister linky. Your post can be very simple or complex. It can be a simple Bible verse that God's had on your heart this week or just simple words of encouragement. Remember you are welcome to use my banner(just right click to save)
You just never know who you will bless and encourage by posting this! Don't forget you can even just post a prayer request or praise! I would love to know what to bring before the Lord from my fellow bloggers. Everyone needs lifted up in prayer.
First off The winner of last weeks Soy Candle Giveaway is...
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
(also my Kroger triples up to .50 cents)
Purex $2.49 -.35MQ = $1.44
Toaster Strudel $1.49 -.35MQ = .45 cents
Sargento Cheese $1.49 -.55 MQ= .95 cents
Country Crock--.99- .50MQ= FREE
Oreos--$2.08 -$1.MQ= $1.08
Oscar Meyer Hot dogs- $1.49 -$1./2MQ= $1. each
Other deals not included in Mega Sale
Milk $1.99 includes Chocolate
eggs .79 cents
Cottonelle .99-.50/2= .25 also load cellfire here
If you see anything, just leave us a comment!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Tuesday--Chicken, baked potatoes (make extra for Thurs.) , veggies, bread
Wednesday--BLT's with pasta salad
Thursday--Grilled Tilapia, twice baked potatoes, veggies
Friday-- Out or Leftovers
Sunday-- Crockpot Lasagna
Did you know you could make lasagna in the crockpot? We actually like it better this way, it cooks down so nicely!
My recipe is simple (Crock pot lasagna)
1. break noodles into pieces then cook normally--not too soft
2. Mix sauce, 1/4 - 1/2 cup water, cottage cheese, Mozzarella cheese, hamburger (cooked), and Parmesan cheese together in crockpot. ( you can add anything else you like in it) -- Just use the same amounts of everything you would normally use to make lasagna. I just eyeball everything.
3. add noodles and stir
That's it! since everything is already cooked, I usually do it on low for 4-6 hours. Enjoy!
For more meal plans go here
Sunday, March 15, 2009
**Here is the coupon matchup I see**
**My Meijer doubles up to .50cents**
BC Warm Delights- 10/10.- .50MQ= FREE
Totinos pizza rolls- 10/$10. -.35 MQ= .30 cents
BC potatoes- 10/10. -$1./2= .50cents
Crest toothpaste- 10/$10. -.50MQ= FREE
Meijer organic mushrooms- 10/$10.
**More included check ad**
Dixie Plates--$2.- .35= $1.30
Multigrain cheerios $2.-$1.MQ= $1.
Fruity Cheerios $2.-.50MQ= $1.
Lays Chips- 1/2 off
Sally Hansen 40% off- lots of MQ
Lysol 1/2 off sale--prices are aprox. (they differ by region)
Trigger all purpose--$2.99--1/2 off= $1.50- .50MQ= .50
Pourable lysol--$2.99 - 1/2 off = $1.50 -.50MQ= .50
Antibacterial Kitchen cleaner-$2.59- 1/2 off= $1.30-.50MQ= .30cents
Bathroom cleaner trigger--$3.49- 1/2 off = $1.74-?MQ= ??
Toilet Bowl Cleaner --$2.84- 1/2 off = $1.42- .50MQ= .42 cents
Pretty good especially if you need cleaning products...
Do you see anything else??