Saturday, September 19, 2009

CVS 9-20

Nothing exciting to report from CVS this week!

Here are the few things I see...

Crest Pro Health toothpaste or Rinse -- $2.99 get 2 ecb - $1. MQ= FREE -- limit 1
12 pack Pepsi -- 4/$12 get 3 ecb = 4/$9.
Kleenex -- .96 cents -.50/3 MQ= .80 cents each
I told you it was a short list!!!!!
To see all the deals visit here
Ad scans go here...

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 30

Verse 2

O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sunday's Coupon Inserts

Nothing too exciting to report this week...
You should get 2 inserts in Sunday's paper.

You can go here to see the complete preview!

Weekly Groceries - ONE Store!!!

Shopping felt a little different this week...
I only went to ONE STORE!!!
Yep I got everything I wanted at Meijer. I skipped Menards, Kroger, Walgreens, and Aldi! Okay I did go to CVS to get our milk but still!@!@!.

I got everything you see in both pictures at
Meijer in 5 transactions (yes 5!!) for $46.48

Yep you do see a lot of snacky foods, pop, and juice! But it will come in handy in October when we take our annual 15 day working trip to Covered Bridge with the kids!!

If you're wondering why I did 5 transactions or if you missed the Meijer deals this week you can see them here. There's still time to go take advantage of these awesome deals.

If you don't already know I only shop the sales and then make my meal plans from what's already in our pantries and freezer. So what you see in the picture is not what we are eating. I also have apples from our trees and produce from our garden. I'm afraid my produce is slowing coming to an end... Anyone else sad to see it go???? I love my fresh tomatoes whenever I want some!!!

I also buy all our meat from our local butcher. I try to keep my weekly meat budget to $5.-$10. Some weeks I don't need any and some weeks I may have $20. left to stock up a little! Their meat and prices are so much better than grocery store prices and quality. I encourage you to check one out if there are any in your area! And yes sometimes they can be a little stinky going in but it's well worth it!!!

Next week look for my post on how we made
65 quarts of applesause, 20 pints, 20 freezer containers for me and 50 pints for my MIL!! We used over 5 bushel of apples let's just say..... It was a loooooong day!!!

Loving Our Husbands...

"Loving my Husband Friday"
with Shannon at
The Peer Review!
To see the first 72 ways to Love your husband go
73. Try not to argue over money. Peacefully discuss future expenditures instead.

74. Take him out on dates—pre-planning all of the details ahead of time.

75. Hold his hand and snuggle up close to him at times both at home and in public.
For more ways to Love your Husband
here and link up

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 29

Verse 4

The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majastic.

Verse 11

The Lord gives strength to his people, the Lord blesses his people with peace.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


I love that 3 of my kids have accepted Jesus as their Savior
and 2 of them have been baptised!

Halee was just baptised a few weeks ago!
It was a cold day but such an exciting blessing!!

Malachi was baptised several years ago!
His love continues to grow~

I can't wait until all four of my precious children
secure their eternal security by accepting Jesus into their hearts and lives!
I pray this day comes soon!
For more things to love Thursday visit
8-muddy boots

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 28

Verse 7

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I'm Wordless for once!!!
Okay maybe not totally....
This tree was at Shades State Park in Indiana!
The kids loved it!!!

In His Word Wednesday -- Prayer


Proverbs 15 Verse 29
The Lord is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

1 Thessalonians 5 Verse 16-18
Be Joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

James 5 Verse 13
Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.

Isn't it great to know that we can pray to our heavenly Father
at any moment and He hears us!
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!
Continued prayers for Lenore (my BIL's mom)
and the whole family.

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 27

Verse 1

The Lord is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kroger 9-15

I just scanned the Kroger ad for this week.
I don't see a whole lot to report but they are having their Mega Sale. Buy 10 participating products get $5. off instantly.

Visit Stretching a Buck here to see the matchups.
With Meijer being so good this week I'm pretty sure I won't bother going to Kroger!
Have a great evening!

How I Organize My Coupons...

If you're new to couponing or just don't like your
method of organizing your coupons here's what I do...
It works great for me!!

I use a binder like you see here.
Then I got the sheets that hold baseball cards. The ones that have 9 pockets in each sheet. You can get these pretty cheap here on Amazon. I slide the coupons in the slots so that I can see what it is and the exp. date. I also slip them in backwards too so that I can put 18 coupons in one sheet.

These sheets are put in the binder by category.
If a category gets full it's easy to slip another page in anywhere!

If you use the envelope method I'm sure you hate constantly going through the pile to see if you have a coupon. I did too, especially at the store. It takes a little longer to file your coupons away after clipping, but it's so much easier to find a coupon later when I'm scanning the ads or in the store!

In addition to the baseball holder sheets I also have an area in the front of my binder where I do use the envelope method. These are the categories that I typically only use if something is a moneymaker or free. I never have to go through these envelopes in the middle of the store because these are the items that I rarely shop for if ever.

These categories for me are...
also includes vitamins and cough drops.
I only buy medicine when planned and I have already pulled my coupons at home. Plus there are typically so many of these type of coupons that to put them in the baseball card holders would be a lot of very unnecessary work and take up alot of space.

This inclues anything smelly -- usually Glade and Airwick

I don't need diapers anymore-- however if they're a really good deal I still might want to get them for gifts so I like to keep the coupons. I also like to keep baby wipes around for messy hands and camping so it's nice to have those coupons handy.

I use the Laundry ball so I haven't gotten soap in months. If it's nearly free however I want to have the option to get it so I keep the coupons.

**Miscellaneous **
This category is huge -- things like batteries, monthly items, tape, coffee, pens, bug spray, hair color, storage containers, ect. Anything that doesn't fit anywhere else but I want the coupon.

Doing this envelope method along with the binder really saves space on items I rarely need but you just never know what is going to be a moneymaker!!!!
So this is what works for me!
Hopefully it will give you an idea or two for your coupons!!!

Blog Hop -- Art Work!

I have No art work of my own to show you.
I have NO talent in that area.

But my 11 yr. old son LOVES it.
He's been out in our shop for weeks now
painting everyone pictures for Christmas!!!

This one he did with his Grandma for a calender contest!
I don't think she helped much but he was definitely coached!!!

This is one of the Christmas Presents he did all by himself.
I love his winter scenes!!

And this one was done by Halee my 8yr old.
She was also coached by her Grandma on this one too.
Halee doesn't love painting nearly as much as Malachi but
she still likes it!

Thanks for letting me brag!!!
Have a great time hopping around
enjoying artwork!!

MckLinky Blog Hop

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 26

Verse 2

Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;

Verse 12

My feet stand on level ground; in the great assembly I will praise the Lord.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Good deals, Coupons, and Freebies!

Northern Tool is offering this 31 piece Emergency kit for only $5. and shipping is free! You can go here if you'd like to order one!

If you're blessed to be able to travel the world you may want to get a free copy of 101 tips for Women Travelers! Go here to request yours.

Nature Valley Nut Clusters
Go here (IE) or here (FF) to print your $1.60/1 coupon

Thanks to It's hip to Save for these great deals!
Have a great night!

Meal Plan Monday

Here's another week's worth of meals!
Again nothing new or too exciting (except fondue)...
We're continuing to keep it simple!!!
And enjoy our grill as long as we can...
Monday -- Pancakes and Sausage
Tuesday -- Grilled Pork Chops, garden potatoes, veggies
Wednesday -- BLT's and watermelon
Thursday -- Grilled Chicken, potatoes, veggies, beans
Friday -- Birthday dinner -- Fondue at MIL's !!!
Saturday -- Homemade Pizza
Sunday -- Grilled Hamburgers or Crock pot Mac and cheese with sausage (didn't use last wk.)
We enjoy Fondue once every year or two. We're having it for my SIL and BIL birthday's!
We usually have Steak, Chicken, Potatoes, Bread, Cauliflower, Broccoli, cheese sauce, Pancake batter, and hot dogs (usually for the kids). If I get some pictures Friday I'll explain how and what you do in case some of you have never enjoyed fondue!!!!

So have you ever had fondue???
If so what ingredient do you love to include???

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 25

Verse 4-5

Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

Love these verses!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Meijer !!! WOWEEEE

If you need any snacky foods or kids drinks
this may be an exiting week for you!!
I will probably be stocking up on this kind of food
for our 15 day trip in October! Anything easy is key for that trip!
Here's what I'm talking about...
Meijer is running a deal where if you buy 5 select items you get $5. off instantly at the checkout. Only bad thing is that it's a limit of 1 per transaction... I might be doing several transactions!!!

Here's what's included.... buy 5 get $5. off...(which is $1./each package)
Kool Aid Jammers -- $1.69 - $1. promo = .69 cents each wyb 5
Chips Ahoy -- $2. -$1. promo- use 2- $1./2 MQ= .60 cents each wyb 5
Kraft Singles -- $2. -$1. promo -use 2-$1./2 MQ = .60 each wyb 5 -WOWEE!!
Nabisco Dunk-ems - $2. -$1. promo -use 2-$1./2 MQ = .60 each
Nabisco 100 Calorie packs -- $2.79 -$1. promo -use 5 -$1./1 MB - use 2 $1./2 MQ = .39 cents each wyb 5 !!!

My total for these 25 items -- if it all works out for these 5 transactions will be $14.40 YIPEE!!!!! I got all the $1./2 Nabisco coupons from that special Nabisco- Kraft Coupon booklet that you could send in for back in July!!! Did you get yours???
What's even better is if you buy 10 Nabisco cookies or crackers, 5 Kool aid Jammers, and 5 Easy Mac cups you can also send in for a $20. Rebate!!!! (also in that coupon booklet)!!!! Can be in different transactions as far as I can tell!!! Now that's a deal!!! FREE I LOVE FREE!!!

More deals from Meijer this week...

A&W, 7 up, RC Cola or SunKist -- buy 2 get 3 free (6packs) = $$??? but I remember doing this last year thinking it was a pretty good deal!

Kraft Cheese -- 1/2 price
Aunt Jemima Mix -- $1.49 - $1./2 MB = .99 cents
Quaker Oatmeal -- $1.49 -$1./2 MB = .99 cents
Teddy Grahams -- $2. -.50 MQ= $1.00
Jacks Pizza - $2.49 -.55 MQ = $1.95

Let us know if you see anything else!!!

Menards 9-13

The only freebie this week is the
Reusable Shopping Bag
But you can score 10 of them if you want!

This ad is good through 9-27

Shopper's Bag -- FREE after .98 cent Rebate -- limit 10

Gutter Screen -- .44 cents after .50 Rebate -- limit 15

Fall Bulbs -- $1.49 after $1. Rebate -- limit 10

Rodent Control -- .99 cents after $1.50 Rebate -- limit 2

Clear Poly film -- $2.99 after $3.00 Rebate -- limit 4

3006 Ultra Sealant -- .99 cents after $2.00 Rebate -- limit 6
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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