Saturday, January 30, 2010

Target 1-31

If you're lucky enough to have
a Target nearby, visit here or here to see
the deals and matchups of the week!

CVS 1-31

Visit Cha Ching Queen or Saving Our Cents
for the CVS Matchups this week!

Sign Up Saturday...

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 check out my new Giveaway.
Win a hand stamped necklace from
Magpie Designz!
Just go here to enter!

Have a great Weekend!!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 147

Verse 11

the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Sunday's Coupon Inserts...

It looks like we can expect 2
inserts in Sunday's paper.

Go here or here to
see the preview!

Meijer Sneak Peak for next week...

Go here for a sneak peak
for Meijer next week!!

It looks it might just be a great week esp. if
you can make it there on Sunday for free cheese!

I won't make it on Sunday but I'll take
shredded cheese for .83 cents any day!!

Be sure to go here and print the
Kraft Cheese coupon again.
It's been reset!

Weekly Groceries- Pantry Challenge

January Pantry Challenge is over...
But stay tuned for February!!!

This week I spent
Meijer -- $13.99
Aldi -- $22.91
Total $36.90

A little higher that I was hoping but I forgot
I have a birthday girl and needed ice cream
for both sides of the family! So right there you have $10.
1 bucket probably would have been enough but
we'll just have some to get us through February this way!

I did get lots of fruit and I'm hoping to be able
to get fruit like this every week!
We've decided to start snacking on fruit instead
of junk, like we sometimes do!

So if you'd like, here are my totals for January...
Week 1 -- $25.12
Week 2 -- $14.80
Week 3-- $44.40
Week 4 -- $36.90
If you remember my
goal was $100.

I blame my going over to the Pepsi deal
at CVS!! I bought 12 -12 packs for $20.
Right there is my overage...
But such a great price!!!
(I know it's junk, but still!)

Anyway I'm making my goal in
February $100. again!!
It would be awesome to be able to do this
and get lots of fruit in the process!!

My "Computer Fund" has about $160.
after only 1 month! happy dance!
(this is the excess of our grocery/gas budget!)

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 146

Verse 6

the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them-- the Lord, who remains faithful forever.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

CurrClick Freebies!

Check out these Freebies
from CurrClick!
(Be sure to scroll down -- I saw
5 pages of freebies!!)

I just downloaded the Copywork
book of Obadiah!!

This will be great for
Halee since she just finished her
cursive writing book!!

thanks Danielle

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 145

Verse 8-9

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Tool Man

My little guys newest addiction!!
Taking out screws
He's best with a regular screw driver but
lately he's wanted the power tools.

The glow in his eye when he gets his tools...
Oh they start so young!!!

See all those screws... Yep all of those have
come out of a little kids table and chairs we
have. It's a wonder that thing is still standing!!!

He's went from cars, to stickers,
to puzzles, now this!!

I wonder what's next??

In His Word Wednesday


Psalm 51:10
Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Isaiah 40:31
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

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?
You can just leave your link, 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!!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 144

Verse 1

Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kroger Mega Sale!

Mega Sale at Kroger!!!
(if you're local it may be the ad that
starts Thursday!!)

Stretching a Buck has been reporting the deals
here, here, and here!

She talks a lot about unadvertised deals
so when you're shopping be sure to look for
the yellow mega tags to be sure your store has
the same deals!!

You can also print Kraft Coupons here (thanks for the Mammas)
and don't forget to load e-coupons from Cellfire

Let us know if you see another great deal
while shopping!!!

Martin's Supermarket 1-25

Check out the Martin's
deals this week at

Couponomic Stimulus Package!

Homemade Dinner Rolls

If you think I'm bombarding you with
bread recipes, you're right!!!

2 months ago I tried my hand at this Basic Homemade Bread Recipe.
Since then I've tried many bread recipes. Once you get started it's
hard to quit! They're all soooo yummy!!
I think I'm a bread making addict!! If you missed any of them here
they are. I'll be adding more as I try more recipes!
Who knew I'd be making bread and actually loving it!! (Not me!!)

Italian Cheesy Bread, Hamburger and hot dog buns,
Homemade pizza crust, and Cinnamon Rolls,
Cinnamon Bread

I say all this to encourage you to try it. I used to
be scared of bread making and yeast too..
(little secret-- It's not scary or hard. Oh and it
doesn't take all day either!!)

Hope you don't mind here's another one,
and it was another hit at our house!!

Homemade Dinner Rolls

1 pkg. dry yeast (1 T.)
1 1/3 cup milk (105*-115*)
3 to 3 1/2 cups flour (can use whole wheat)
3 T. Olive oil (I used vegetable cuz that's what I had)
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 Tablespoon melted butter

Directions --
Dissolve yeast in warm milk with sugar (I used a whisk)
Stir in 1 cup flour, oil, and salt. Beat until smooth.
Stir in enough remaining flour until just slightly sticky.
(May need to knead the last bit of flour in)

Cover and let rise in warm place until double about 1 hour

Heat oven to 400* degrees.
prep a 12 cup muffin pan with spray.

Punch down dough and fold over a few times.
Pinch off 1 inch balls of dough and quickly roll
in the palm of your hands.
Put 3 balls in each muffin cup.
Brush with melted butter.

Bake 12-15 minutes until light golden brown.
Immediately remove from pan

Special thanks to Simple Daily Recipes for
the original recipe! See it here.

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 143

Verse 8

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Texas Cake Recipe (link)

Ever had
Texas Cake???

It is
The. Best. Cake. Ever!!

My SIL Gen posted the recipe this weekend...
Check it out here!!

And then get busy and make it.
You'll be a hero with the crew!!

Meal Plan Monday

It's the last week of the Pantry Challenge for January.
However, I'm doing it through February too!

I'm not sure how close I'll get but as I mentioned
last week, my computer seems to be giving me
hints that it won't be long until it crashes...
So I'm saving towards a new one!!

At the end of this month I hope to have around $150.
towards it ($110. from grocery budget and $40. from
gas budget!)

Here's my plan for meals this week!

Monday -- Big Salads along with goulash (we didn't have last week)

Tuesday -- Grilled Chicken, baked potatoes, green beans, and applesauce

Wednesday -- Potato Soup in homemade bread bowls (new recipe - I'll let you know how it turns out!)

Thursday -- Daughter's 9th Birthday on Sunday so this is her choice -- Chicken Noodles with mashed potatoes, corn, and beans

Friday -- Pizza Birthday Party (for Halee and her cousin)

Saturday -- Another Pizza Birthday Party (different kind of pizza) (for Halee, and 2 cousins)

Sunday -- Beef Stew with potatoes and carrots

For more recipes and menu plans visit orgjunkie!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 142

Verse 7

Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Walgreens 1-24

I just realized I didn't post a
link for Walgreen's yesterday (sorry!!)...

Visit Coupon Cravings here to check out
deals at Walgreens!

Meijer 1-24

Check out Macomb Money Savers here
for all the Meijer deals this week.

The 10./$10. doesn't look to exciting.
It's mostly Meijer brand items (no coupons)

But there is some good deals on Country Crock
butter, Kool Aid Jammers, potatoes, grapes, and
Breakstone Cottage Cheese deal (still going on)!

Menards 1-24 -- 5 FREE after Rebate items!

A great week at Menards!!
5 Freebies plus plenty of other deals.

This ad is good through Feb. 7

FREE after Rebate items...

All Seasons Wiper Blades -- FREE after $4.00 Rebate -- limit 2

20" Hand Saw -- FREE after $10. Rebate -- limit 2

6" Pliers -- FREE after $3.00 Rebate -- limit 4

Paint Brushes (2pk) -- FREE after $4.00 Rebate -- limit 2

Super Glue (6pk) -- FREE after $2.00 Rebate -- limit 2

Other Deals

Lifetime Caulk -- .99 cents after $1.00 Rebate -- limit 12

Krud Kutter -- $2.49 after $2.00 Rebate -- limit 2

Spray Texture Repair Kit -- $1.98 after $3.00 Rebate -- limit 2

Jig-A-Loo Lubricant -- $1.49 after $1.00 Rebate -- limit 3

Act II Popcorn (12 pack) -- $1.99 after $1.00 Rebate -- limit 4

Crayola Cutter School Projects -- $1.99 after $2.00 Rebate -- limit 6

Vacu-Seal -- $2.99 after $5.00 Rebate -- limit 4

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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