Saturday, November 15, 2008

Daily Dose

Mark chapter 2

Jesus said this to them when they saw Jesus eating with the tax collectors and "sinners".

Verse 17

On hearing this , Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

I think they forgot that we are ALL SINNERS... We are no better... we are just saved by the Grace and Blood of Jesus Christ our savior!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Groceries this Week

This week had some ok deals. I stayed below my weekly $55. budget and got quite a bit of food!! I stocked up on tomato sauce (6 -32 oz. cans), corn steamers (11 bags), salad dressing (4), taco shells(like I need more!), mayo, frozen pizzas (theres 4 there), and more.

Here's what I got... it's hard to see it all, I will try to improve my picture taking skills. I'm not used to taking pics of groceries. I still can't believe I am!! But I like to see pics of what everyone else gets so maybe you do too!!

Walgreens $6.25
Kroger 16.44
Meijer 26.30
Walmart- Free (I got 11 steamers and 7 buddies for 0) I did get a new toaster and a birthday gift so my total wasn't actually 0---(My toaster finally died after 12 1/2 was a wedding gift!! It had a long life!)
So my total was $48.99 plus a few dollars a CVS earlier in the week! yay another week in budget.

How did you do this week??

Daily Dose

Mark chapter 1

verse 15

"The time has come, The Kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news."

Thursday, November 13, 2008

CVS - Black Friday

Oh My Word!!! I haven't done couponing for a full year yet so I didn't know what to expect Black Friday. Let me just sat that I am utterly shocked at all the freebies they give!! This is going to be Awesome. There are so many of them that have coupons to match which means Overage!!!

Here they are courtesy of I heart CVS

I won't take the time to list them but I just counted and there are 14 different items. Most are limit 1 but some are limit 2 and 1 is limit 3!!
There is also another item that is free after ecb and MQ

Can't wait!! I will post again with coupon matchups closer to Thanksgiving!!

Oh yea the sale starts Thanksgiving Day Nov.27-Nov. 29


Ok I'm back and it's done!! The pics might not look a lot better but trust me the before pics also didn't tell exactly how bad it was!!

I added this pic below because you know when you start in one closet, it kinda grows and you end up doing more. I was able to clear out 2 shelves in my coat/game closet! so I moved a bunch of stuff that I didn't know what to do with out of this pantry and into the game closet.

This is a panty that I started filling up a couple months ago because my other pantry was getting too full to keep organized from all the deals!! Now I'm so excited because I have EMPTY SHELVES.
Yay more deals to get. I wonder how long it will take to fill up this pantry too!!
If you're wondering how to grow your pantry while cutting your grocery budget go here to "Couponing" I will be adding more posts soon. You can also visit moneysavingmom, this is who taught me!!

Hope you're having a great day!!

Tidy--not yet!

I have been following a blog all week called Homespun Heart. She is hosting a week long event called "Making you Home a Haven" I'm a little late but Monday was "Tidy" Day. Okay better late than never!! Well yesterday I took a look at this closet and could hardly believe my eyes. It has gotten way out of hand. It's one of those closets where things get thrown in and then we just close the door. Can't believe I'm showing you this but here it is!!!

Out of sight out of mind...Do you have any of those areas???Please tell me I'm not the only one!!!
Anyway it's time for a cleaning as we move from fall jackets to winter coats, hats, and mittens. I think all the summer sandals are still somewhere on the bottom.
Well I'll be back later to show you how it went!!

Daily Dose

Matthew chapters 27-28

Chapter 27 is all about His Crucifixion

Chapter 28 is His Resurrection
chapter 28 verse 6

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

verse 19-20 Jesus says

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Sporit. and teaching them to obey everything. I have commanded you, And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Daily Dose

Matthew chapter 26

verse 41

"Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak"

verse 64

"But I say to all of you; In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven."

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Weekly Meals

Here is our Weekly meals that I just planned. This is actually next weeks meals. I usually shop on Fridays and in order to get my grocery lists ready I have to plan a week ahead!!

Monday--Vegetable soup

Tuesday--Ham Steaks, cheesy potatoes, and salad

Wednesday-- pigs in a blanket and fries --Wednesdays is kids night. (the pigs are hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls) I wasn't sure if this is something everyone knew or not!!

Thursday--Cavatini and salad


Saturday--Homemade Pizza

Sunday-- Whole Fryer Chicken in crockpot, potatoes, veggies
I will also add a segment at the bottom. This will tell you what I had to buy this week that I didn't already have on hand to make all our meals!

This week I only had to buy sour cream, eggs, and a bag of potatoes. (Note-- I also need milk but I buy all my milk at CVS with the deals.)

I think this is the goal of couponing. If I can use the majority of my budget for whatever is on sale and I have a coupon for then I can turn our small $55. grocery budget into a lot of food!

feel free to ask questions or leave comments!

Daily Dose

Matthew chapter 25

verse 40

"The King will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."

Monday, November 10, 2008

Meijer 11-9

Meijer is nothing too exciting this week. Here is what I've found.

Miracle whip 2/$5. -$2./2 Mealbox Q = 2/$3. buy 2 get a free grey poupon.

Jacks pizza 2.50 each -.75MQ= 1.75 Then if you buy 4 use $2./4 Mealbox Q = $1.25 each

Lysol products 1/2 off --not sure how much this will make them

Warm delights 1.25-.50MQ doubled= .25cents

Chex Mix 5/$5. -.50MQ = FREE

Bob Evans breakfast bowls 1/2 off - .35 MQ doubled= .88cents???I read this online I'm not sure how much these are.

tic tac chill 3/$4. =1.33 -1MQ= .33cents

Bob Evans breakfast sandwiches 1/2 off.-- not sure how much these are.

Taco shells are back on the mealbox list so you can pick up a few more for free if you'd like!

What did I miss...What are you getting at Meijer this week??

Daily Dose

Matthew chapter 24 verses 36-51

Verse 36-37

No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Walgreens 11-9

A few Walgreens musts this week!

Betty Crocker frosting .99 after in ad Q -.55MQ = .45cents

Progresso soup 1.25 after in ad Q-1.10MQ printable= .15 cents

Kellogs cereal 4/$10. get 2 RR wyb 4 -$1./1MQ printable = 4/$4. after MQ and RR not sure on the kinds included...

Smucker jelly 3/$5.= 1.66-.35MQ = 1.31 not too bad

Libbys Pumpkin is .99 after in ad Q - $1./2 printable = .49 cents each

What are you seeing??

CVS 11-9

Sorry this is a little late...not too bad of a CVS week!

Sunday and Monday only
L'oreal Advanced revitalift 11.99 get 11.99 ecb limit 1
St. Ives Bodywash 18oz 3.99 get 3 ecb...If your Walgreens takes comp coupons then you can use the $1./1 St Ives Q in the Easy Saver Book. This would be free with Q. lmt 4

Deals all week
Glaceau smart water 1L. 1.59 get 1.59 ECB lmt.1= free
Garnier Fructis sham,cond, or styler 2.99 get 2ecb...use $1./1 MQ = free lmt 1
Listerine Mouth rinse 3.99 get 3 ecb---use this printable for $1./1 = free lmt5
Palmolive dish soap 1.49 get 1ecb---use .40MQ or .25MQ to get it for .09 or .24cents lmt 5

Here is how my trans. worked today

2.99 milk
2.99 milk
1.49 palm dish soap
2.99 garnier
3.99 listerine
1.59 smart water
11.99 loreal
3.99 st ives body wash
3.99 st ives
3.99 st ives body wash
-.40 MQ pal dish soap
-1.00 st ives - Walgreens ESQ
-1.00 st ives
-1.00 st ives
-1.00 listerine
-1.00 garnier
-1.00 loreal
-3.00 had a crt for $3./10 any body wash purchase. perfect for this week
-12.00, -6.98, -4.00, -2.58, -1.98, -2.00 ECB-- 29.54 used aprox.
1.06 oop and got back 11.99 loreal, 9.00 st ives, 1.00 pal, 2.00 garnier, 1.59 water, 3.00 listerine = total 28.58 ecb back

So altogether I got all this including 2 gal milk for 1.06 oop and used up 1 ecb. Love this game!!

My math is aprox. I didn't use a calculator...I just estimated sorry if you see a math error

Have a great week!

Daily Dose

Today is Sunday and it's been a while but I usually do Psalms on Sundays!!

Psalm chapter 6-7

Verse 17

I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.


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