Saturday, October 31, 2009

CVS/Walgreens 11/1

Visit It's Hip to Save here for all the
CVS Deals this week.

And here for all the
Walgreens Deals

Have a great Weekend!

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!!

Have a great Weekend!!!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 66

Verse 3

Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sunday's Coupon Inserts...

We should get 3 inserts in Sunday's Paper.
Go here to view the preview!

Weekly Groceries

Believe it or not I went over my $55. budget with just what you see
in this picture.... It cost me around $62.xx
I still don't see how that's possible...

Oh yea, missing from the picture is 1 five pound box of pretzel sticks. They were broken pieces and only $3.xx My kids will snack on these for awhile!
I didn't think Meijer had anything worth driving to and since I just went to Aldi last week, I decided to try my local bulk food store and a discount store in the same town. I didn't feel like I got much...

But in their defense I did stock up on things like cinnamon, beef base, chicken base, sprinkles for Holiday cookies, and oil. These things usually don't have coupons out for them. So I will definitely go there again, I just might use this store for very few stock up items!! At the first store, I seriously thought that my cart had about $30. worth in it... When she rang up $50.xx I about choked.

Anyway maybe part of it was not shopping with a very extensive grocery list. But I can't make a list if I don't have a sales flyer.

After I did my shopping I found out that Kroger is having their
Mega Sale.... Guess I'll count that toward next week's
Grocery Budget...

Have a great weekend!

Loving Our Husbands...

"Loving my Husband Friday"
with Shannon at
The Peer Review!
To see the first 90 ways to Love your husband go
91. Look your best—dress to honor him and make him proud to be seen with you.

92. Support him when someone tries to put him down. Be his best cheer leader.
For more ways to Love your Husband
here and link up.

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 65

Verse 3

When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cheap Holiday Cards at Vista Print!

Vista Print is offering a Awesome deal here on Postcards.
You can get 100 Free!!
(extra cost for shipping, picture, and envelopes)

I was able to get 100 Holiday Christmas postcards
shipped for $13.32 --
with envelopes and picture!!!
((I won't lie there aren't a lot of good choices for cards
but I found a few I could live with!

I saw this deal earlier today and it was all
the incentive I needed to quick dress the kids
and go take this picture...

Would you believe I took only 2 pictures and Shad (my 3 yr. old)
decided he was scared of the tree.

I couldn't believe one of the two turned out this good.
Everyone looking and smiling
You know how it is, you take about 100 pictures
and in everyone of them someone is making a goofy face
or looking the other way or SOMETHING!!!

Anyway so I went here to Vistaprint and made this...

Sorry it's so small
Luke 2:11 is on the left and our names at the bottom
For $13. it'll do for me!!!

And it's done! I'm always ordering them in the middle of December!
and spending closer to $30. for only 50 cards...
Not this year!!!

Can you tell I'm excited!!
I'm an earlybird for once!

QOTW... Do you Melt your Butter??

This week's Question of the Week is...

When baking cookies or whatever
and it calls for Butter...

Do you melt it in the microwave?

I always melt it (at least partially) in the microwave.
In talking to my SIL's this weekend they said
they never do and never had...

It just got me thinking am I the minority??
Should I not be doing this???

Leave a comment and let me know
what you do!!!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 64

Verse 9

All mankind will fear; they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Kroger Mega Sale Back!!!

I just realized Kroger is having its famous
Mega Sale this week!

Someone needs to wake me up from this fog I'm in!!!

Go on over to Mommy Snacks here for all
the matchups!!

Wordless Wednesday....

This is my Mom...

This is my Sister...
This is how they showed up at my door one evening...

I just about jumped out of my pants...
Crazy Girls!!!!

For more wordless visit here!

In His Word Wednesday

Our Lord is Faithful...
2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

Deuteronomy 7:9
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.

Psalm 33:4
For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.
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!!
Prayer Request
Our Cousin (on Hubby's side) lost her husband
it a water accident this week. She's only around 30 yrs. old
and just had a baby not even 2 weeks ago.
Lots of prayer for her and the family is needed
Thanks for all your prayers

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 63

Verse 3-4

Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will left up my hands.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Crockpot Recipe

Hamburgers with brown gravy, potatoes, and carrots

This is kind of a cheap way to replace an expensive Roast meal!
I've been wanting to try this forever and finally did on Sunday...
It turned out awesome and was a real hit!
Especially with hubby (who's not a huge fan of crockpot cooking!)
So Here's the recipe we'll be eating a lot this Winter...
Best of all, I figure it's under $5.00 Total!

1 lb. of hamburger
2 packages of brown gravy (or make your own, 2-3 cups worth)
1 package of baby carrots
Potatoes -cleaned and cut into 4ths (I leave the peel on)
Seasoning for the hamburger

First I made 1 packet of brown gravy and put it in the bottom of the crockpot.
I took the hamburger and added seasoning (I used Lawrys). Patty it like for hamburgers.
Put the patty's in the crockpot. Next add the potatoes (I used around 7 med cut up potatoes) and 1 package of baby carrots. Then make the other packet of gravy and dump it over the top!

That's it....
I put it on high for about 4-5 hours
You can change the amounts to suit your family.

I'll be trying more crock pot recipes in the weeks to come....
I'll let you know how they turn out, with recipes included of course!

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

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 62

Verse 2

He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

Verse 8

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

Monday, October 26, 2009

250 Companies to Email for Coupons!

As I've mentioned before, one of the best
ways to get coupons is from the manufacturer direct.

Kristin from Couponing to Disney has compiled
a list of 250 companies and exactly what she received
from them just for emailing. Many just for complimenting their company!
Be sure to check the list out here.

This might just give me the jump start I need to start emailing again!

Thanks Kristin!

Meal Plan Monday

We only used 1 meal off of last week's plan.
We totally winged it all week long!!!!
I'm hopeful we'll get back into the swing of things
this week!

Here's the plan...
Monday -- Chili over Baked Potatoes
Tuesday -- Meatloaf with twice baked potatoes, corn, applesauce
Wednesday -- Homemade Chicken Fingers with Fries
Thursday -- Tacos
Friday -- Dinner with Family
Saturday -- Homemade Pizza Night
Sunday -- Dinner with Family

For more menu plans visit
How's your week shaping up?!?!?!?

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 61

Verse 3

For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Meijer 10-25

Visit Macomb Money Savers here
for the Meijer Deals this week...
Looks like another skip week to me!
I'll either visit Aldi or maybe our local bulk foods store!
Hope you're having a great Sunday!!

Menards 10-25

2 Freebies this week including the opportunity
to get two 6 packs of super glue!!!

This ad runs through November 8

6 pack Super Glue -- FREE after $2.00 Rebate -- limit 2

Flooring Cleaners -- FREE after $3.00 Rebate -- limit 2

20' Outdoor Extension Cord or Outdoor Power Stake --
$1.99 after $2.00 Rebate -- limit 5 total

Castilla Bird Feeder -- .99 cents after $4.00 Rebate -- limit 2

Chi- Chi's Salsa -- .79 cents after $1.00 Rebate -- limit 4
Anyone know of a coupon?? I didn't see one in the database...
When you purchase the freebies, you must purchase an additional $10. of non-rebated items per transaction to qualify for the rebate. You can get as many freebies as you want per transaction with only one $10. additional purchase. ((**You can get a $10. Gift card if you don't need anything right now!**)) Your rebate will come in the form of a Merchandise Check. Which means you must spend it at Menards, (I just use mine for more freebies!)
It's been reported that you do not have to spend the $10. and you will still get your rebate. Since the ad says you're supposed to I still think we should as to not take advantage of the program. You can use your own judgement! Thanks for letting us know!
You do not need to purchase any additional $$ if you are only getting the rebated items that are not free.
To learn all about Menards and how to send in
their rebates go here!

Just leave a comment if you have a question
or see another good deal...


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