Saturday, September 26, 2009

$1./1 Cheerios Coupon

Go here IE or here Firefox to print your
$1./1 Cheerios Coupon.
Use your back button to print twice per computer!

Cheerios often go on sale for $2. or even 3/$5. So it
results in very cheap cereal with this couponl!
thanks Money Saving Mom and Common Sense with Money

CVS 9-27

Not a whole lot going on at CVS this week.
Here a few freebies...

Accu Chek monitoring Kit -- $14.99 -5 ecb -$10. MQ = FREE after ecb - limit 2
Fruitopia or Viologie -- $1.99 - $2. MQ in Reinventing Beauty Magazine (found at CVS for .99 cents)= FREE
Vaseline Sheer Lotion -- $7.99 -7. ecb -$1.50 printable here or here or here!= .50 cent overage!!!- limit 1

Let us know if you see anything else...
thanks Iheartcvs!

Sign - Up Saturday

Bountiful Giveaways in Blogland!
Welcome to Sign-Up Saturday!
If you are having a giveaway on your blog, link up below!!
Link directly to your giveaway page. Please make sure it's family friendly!
Also if you've found a good deal or a freebie
link up for that too. That way we don't miss any great deals!!
Be sure to sign up for my
Museum Way Pearls Giveaway here.
It's valued around $300. -- Ends 10/20

Have a great Weekend!!!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 36

Verse 9

For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Weekly Groceries

This week I went to Meijer and Aldi
I spent $47.17 for everything in this picture.
61 items or .77 cents per item.
I really didn't need anything this week so I just
stocked up on the sale items.
I think we should be set on
ketchup, snacks, jello, Coco Wheat's (Winter is coming),
Ziploc bags, and macaroni for a while
Milk at Aldi is down to $1.49/gallon in our area.
Guess I need to start getting more there
and stop getting it all at CVS.
(Well unless CVS has a good deal or overage!!)

I'm curious how much is milk in your area????
Have a great Friday!!!

Loving Our Husbands...

"Loving my Husband Friday"
with Shannon at
The Peer Review!
To see the first 75 ways to Love your husband go
76. Praise his good decisions; minimize the bad ones.

77. Tell him you love him more often.

78. Put love notes in his pockets and brief case or lunch box.
For more ways to Love your Husband
here and link up

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 35

Verse 28

My tongue will speak of your righteousness and of your praises all day long.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sunday's Coupon Inserts

We should receive 3 inserts in Sunday's paper
1 Smartsource, 1 RedPlum, and 1 P&G
A few of my favorites are...
Jolly Time Popcorn -- .50/1
Palmolive Dish Liquid 25oz .25/1
Pillsbury Brownie Minis Brownie Mixes .40/1
Bounty Napkins .25/1
Dawn .25/1
To be real honest nothing in the list makes
me jump up and down!!!

Go here to see the preview for yourself!!

Museum Way Pearls Review and Giveaway!!!

I was so excited when Museum Way Pearls contacted me
reviewing their beautiful pearls!!

I checked out their site and found that they offer elegant pearl jewelry at deeply discounted prices! These pieces would make excellent heirlooms. Of course when I received mine in the mail, my daughter immediately asked if she could have it someday!
They sent me these Beautiful Pearl earrings!
I love earrings and wear them all the time!!
This was perfect since I have no other pearls!!!

I received Cultured Freshwater Pearl Earrings.
They are peach and about 7-8mm in size and
all their jewelry comes with a free appraisal!!

The appraisal said that they were worth $295.00
I about fell out of my chair!!!

Museum Way Pearls also carry Pearl Necklaces, Bracelets, Pendants, and more. All of their jewelry is around 80% lower than retail...

And on top of that they offer FREE SHIPPING on all UPS Ground Orders!! If you're in the market for Pearls I would definitely shop with them!!! They also offer a 90 day guarantee so you can't go wrong!!

So how would you like to win a pair of these
beautiful Pearl Earrings???

Museum Way Pearls is giving away 1 pair of
pearl earrings valued at around $300. to 1 lucky winner!!
Open to US and Canada only

To enter --
1. Visit Museum Way Pearls here
and tell us something else you'd love to have!

For extra entries do one or all of the following
leave a separate comment for each one...
2. Sign up for their newsletter here
3. Follow Museum Way Pearls on Twitter here
4. Follow my blog or tell me you do
5. Blog about this giveaway and leave your link
6. Twitter about giveaway -- can do once per day!!
7. Subscribe to my blog or tell me you do
8. Tell your facebook friends to come enter!
Leave a separate comment for each item you do --
up to 9 comments or more if you Twitter daily.

((Remember to leave your e-mail
Giveaway will end October 20, 2009 at 8pm est
1 Winner will be chosen using
Good Luck!!!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 34

Verse 4

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

A Couple more Vacation Pictures!!!

This is the bridge you cross to get to a bunch of the
trails at Turkey Run State Park in Indiana.

One of the MANY covered bridges
that are in the area!

In His Word Wednesday - God's Wonder

Job 37:14-16
"Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God's wonders.
Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
Do you know how the clouds hang poised,
those wonders of him who is perfect in knowledge.

Psalm 9:1
I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonders.

Psalm 119:27
Let me understand the teaching of your precepts;
then I will meditate on your wonders.
What has God been teaching you lately.
Do you have a prayer request?
Do you have a Bible verse that has stuck out to you?
Even just words of encouragement. I would love to hear from you!
Just post on your blog, then come back here and sign the linky below.(You are welcome to use my banner if you'd like)
You can even just leave your words or prayer request here as a comment. We'd love to know how to pray for you. If you don't want to elaborate just let us know you have an unspoken prayer request. We can still pray for you because God already knows!!

Have a great Wednesday!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 33

Verse 18

But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him; on those whose hope is in the unfailing love.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Free Olay 28 day supply!

If you're a member of Vocal point
you can go here to sign up for a free 28 day supply of
Pro X Wrinkle Smoothing Cream!

thanks Money Saving Mom and Free Sample Freak!

Homemade Applesauce

Here's how we make Homemade Applesauce.
You can either Freeze or Can this recipe!

First you will need to know how many apples to get. You should yield about 20 quarts or 40 pints of applesauce out of 1 bushel of apples. I used 4 bushel from the trees in my yard and my MIL bought 1 bushel of apples. So altogether we did about 5 bushel of apples and it made ALOT of applesauce!!! It also took us all day and into the evening. In fact my MIL was up until 12:30 am canning them (thanks Debbie!) . If you freeze it, it is a lot quicker.

Usually you will want to stay away from the red or green delicious and get more of a baking tart apple. We have no idea what kind of apples grow on our trees but they are red, small, and kinda tart. They make excellent pink applesauce.

Around here apples are around $13-$15. per bushel to buy. I'm sure that varies around the country but gives you a starting point.

First you need to cut the apples up. All you need to do is cut them in fourths and make sure the stem is out. No peeling or coring is necessary. Some people make sure every spot is off but I don't. It makes it much faster if you don't worry about little tiny spots on the peeling.

Next you put the apples in a pot and add water. This is the trial and error part. How much water to add??? We've found that it totally depends on the kind of apple you chose. My SIL usually adds 1 cup for a big pot. But with my apples I was adding almost 2 quarts and it was still pretty thick applesauce. Just make sure you add plenty of water so you don't scorch the apples in the bottom of the pot.

Let them boil in the pot until very soft, stirring regularly. I really don't think you can do it too long as long as you have water. I think our average was around 45 minutes per big pot maybe even up to an hour.

Next is the first piece of equipment that is really almost necessary to make bulk applesauce. I found it on Amazon here for only $60.68 I used my wonderful SIL's machine who actually even came and helped! Oh and also took these pictures since I'm forgetful and forgot my camera! Thanks so much Gen!

Okay back to the machine. You hook this on the counter and it does all the work. Okay almost! All you do is take the cooked apples (do not drain) and put them in the top holder and start cranking. The yucky guts come out the side and the pure wonderful applesauce comes down the shoot in the front. Catch it in a bowl and you're all set!!!

I then take the huge bowl full and add 1 1/2 cups of sugar, mix it up and dip it into the jars or freezer containers. You can use less or more sugar. I make it pretty sweet so I doubt you'd need more. You could also add cinnamon. I forgot mine this time so I didn't bother.

If you're freezing it, you're DONE!!!
That's it slip it into the freezer and enjoy it all winter long!!!
I usually try to put it into the fridge the day or two before I need it to allow it to totally thaw.

If you're canning it you probably already know how to do this next step. My MIL handled this part since I've really never canned before. I have always put it in my freezer but my freezer is way too full this year to put this much applesauce in.

From watching her I learned you put it in the canner with a little water. Let it go until it steams and then time it for 15 minutes. Then take it off and let it cool. Take the jars out and they should be sealed. Like I said if you're doing the canning I would go by your canner's directions or find someone who knows how. It looks like it can be very dangerous if you don't do it correctly.

In the end I yielded about 65 Quarts, 20-30 pints (forgot to count), and about 15 freezer containers! My MIL got about 50 pints. It was a full day and a lot of work but I only had about $20. invested (sugar and seals) in it since my apples were FREE!!! This makes for a lot of really cheap applesauce!!

You can also see the difference in color between my MIL's and mine. That's just the difference in apples that we used!
If you make applesauce, What kind of apple's do you use???

Please feel free to give your tips if you can or freeze applesauce
or ask a question if something didn't quite make sense!!
It's still apple season so there's still time!!!

For more wonderful recipes and ideas visit
Blessedwithgrace - Tuesday's
In Passionate Pursuit- Tuesday's
Grocery Cart Challenge- Friday's

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 32

Verse 7

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Monday, September 21, 2009

CVS $$/$$ coupon and freebies

Taste of Home has 25 digital cookbooks that you can download for FREE!!!
Go here to choose which ones you like!!
thanks It's Hip to Save!

Go here to take a short quiz on the flu shot and you'll be able to print a $5./$25. CVS purchase!!
thanks It's hip to save!

Also go here to get a free issue of
Encouraging Word Magazine!
Just enter promo code AEWFB
thanks Money Saving Mom and Abigail

Meal Plan Monday

It's Monday again already!!!
Here's our Menu plan this week...

Monday -- Spaghetti and salad with all the fixins'
Tuesday -- Grilled Chicken, potatoes, corn, and beans
Wednesday -- Taco Salads with fruit
Thursday -- Grilled Ham Steaks, fried potatoes, beans
Friday -- Out with hubby for my Birthday (Monday)
Saturday -- Hmm normally we have pizza but we're having that for the birthday party... Soooo I don't know????? Maybe just leftovers!!!!
Sunday -- Pizza Birthday Party for 2 of my Nieces

Yea!! It's a good week when you're only having to cook 4 times!
Especially in a busy week!!!

When we get back from Covered Bridge (Mid October) I'm hoping to start adding
in more soups and crock pot meals. I love the changing of seasons and
with that the changing of our normal meals!!!
It always keeps things Fresh and new!!!

For more menu plans visit Orgjunkie!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 31

Verse 3

Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Meijer 9-20

Meijer has some more good deals going on this week!
Here are my favorites...

Knorr Rice or Pasta sides -- $1. -.50/2 MQ= .50 each
Aunt Millies bread or buns-- $1.29 -.35MQ= .59 cents
Ziploc bags -- $2. -$1./2 MB -.40 MQ= .70 cents each
Barilla Plus Elbows -- $1.25 - $1./3 MB -$1./2 MQ= .58 cents wyb 3
Del Monte canned fruit -- .99 -$1./3 MB =.66 cents
Hunts Ketchup -- .99 -$1/4 MB = .74 cents
Pillsbury Grands -- .99 -.35MQ = .29 cents
Break Stones Cottage Cheese 4 pack -- $1.98 -$1. MQ = .98 cents
Coco Wheats -- 1/2 price = ?
Sunny D -- $1.29 -.25 MQ = .79

Kraft Deal is still going on...
buy 5 participating items get $5. off instantly -- limit 1
This ad doesn't tell prices so I'm not sure if they're the
same as last week or more??? Anyone know for sure???

To see all the deals this week visit Macomb Money Savers


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