Saturday, February 6, 2010

CVS / Walgreens 2-7

Check out I Heart CVS for the
deals this week.

And I Heart Wags for the
Walgreens deals!

Be sure to check out Money Saving Mom
for more Matchups. She usually has
them posted by Sunday morning.

I don't see anything exciting at
either store... Let me know if you do!!??

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 KitchenAid Skillet Set
Just go here to enter!

Have a great Weekend!!

Daily Dose

Proverbs Chapter 3

Verses 5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

(one of my favorite verses!)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sunday's Coupon Inserts...

Wow! We should be getting 4 inserts
in this week's paper!!

Go here, here, or here to see the preview.

Note for locals - one of the inserts is the GM insert -- if
you're local The Fort Wayne Journal does not have
this insert. You may consider getting the News-Sun instead!

Chance Sunday for FREE pants!!!

On Sunday during the Superbowl
there will be a Dockers TV Ad
"Men without Pants".

When you see it go here and register,
If you're one of the first 2,990 you'll get a pair
of free $30. Men's khaki Dockers pants!!

thanks Couponers United and Des Moines Coupon Mom

Will you be watching the big game???
If so who are you cheering for...
We're Colts fans all the way!

Weekly Groceries- at half my goal already * uh-oh*

Stock up week!!

I might be in big trouble!?!?!?!?

This month I'm trying again to keep my
groceries for the month to around $100.
(January was $121.22 for the month)

Well this week, on day 2 of the Month, I spent...
$50.74 *Opps!!

$36.22 at Meijer for 46 items
and $14.42 at Aldi on 10 items

Ummm yea that's half!

But in my defense...
Meijer had a great sale on cheese (I got 10)
and I stocked up on produce and fruit again!

I think I'm actually set for about 2 weeks
(except for milk) so that should mean
that I could possibly still make my goal...
Only time will tell us!

I think making my goal will depend on how good the
sales are in the next few weeks. If they're not so
hot it will be easy. (just stay home!)
But if they're hot; then, well I might just go over a touch.

Monthly total so far
$36.22 Meijer
$14.52 Aldi
1.15 CVS
Total - $51.89

Stay tuned for week 2

Coupons - b1g1 Any Brand Eggs...

Go here to see how to get a coupon
for b1g1 any brand eggs!

~All you have to do is become a fan
on facebook and go back today at 10 AM Est.
to claim your coupon.
(coupons limited to first 30,000)

Daily Dose

Proverbs Chapter 2

Verses 1-5

My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Digiorno House Party!

Sign up for a chance to host a Digiorno House Party!
You'll receive a kit of items including FREE PIZZA

You just never know maybe they'll choose you!
Go here to sign up.

Thanks Money Saving Mom and
Money Saving Methods

Coupons and Coupon Booklets

Go here to sign up for your free
Mueller's Meal Planner complete with coupons!

thanks freesamplefreak!

Print a $1.25/1 Chocolate Cheerios coupon
IE here and FF here!
Remember to use your back button to print it twice!

thanks It's hip to Save and Printable Coupons and Deals

Have you gotten your $30. Savings Booklet??
How about 5 of them?!?!?!?

Go here to find 5 different links to get
lots of coupons!!!

Thanks It's Hip to Save

CVS Trip - Cheap Peanut Butter

Total $1.15 oop!

I will admit, I burned about 6 ECB, but
I thought peanut butter was a worthy cause!!

*This means I used 22 ECB and only
got back 16 ECB a difference of 6 ECB!*

Anyway I'm happy to get all this
for only $1.15 and some ECB!

If you need Peanut Butter here's
the deal this week...

Buy $10. get 3 ECB
Skippy PB is on sale 3/$5.

So buy 6 Skippy PB for $10.
use .40/1 MQ (6 if you have them)
Use 3 ECB
Pay $4.60 (or .73 cents each)
and get your 3 ECB back!

Another deal
Dove Body wash for men $5.49 get 5.49 ecb (limit 2)
use this coupon or $1.25 coupon from recent inserts
and make it a Money Maker!
That makes your Peanut Butter even cheaper or
choose free milk like I did!!

Either way is a Sweet Deal!

Daily Dose

Proverbs (New Book!!) Chapter 1

Verse 10

My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Magpie Designz Winner!

The winner for the Jaden Necklace
is #106 Lindsey

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-02-03 23:04:38 UTC

(I emailed you, if you didn't get it just email me!)

Thanks for the giveaway
Magpie Designz!

I have another giveaway going on here.
Enter to win a set of KitchenAid Skillets!

I also have 2 more giveaways
coming next week!
Thanks for entering

Cracker or Cookie??

At Meijer this week Teddy Grahams
are on sale for $2.00

There is a Mealbox coupon here
for $1./3 Nabisco Snack Cracker
and there are many
$1./1 or $2./2 Nabisco Snack Crackers

After using the MQ and the Mealbox
You can get each box for only .67 cents
Great Deal!!

So the question is
Are Teddy Grahams Crackers or Cookies???

My cashier at Meijer thought cookies (at first)...

The scanner wouldn't take the coupon (just
like it doesn't like many coupons for no reason)
So he said it was because they were cookies
not crackers. I didn't say anything. Then the
pizza coupon wouldn't work so he went and checked
the item. He couldn't find anything wrong, so he
pushed it through. (proof the scanner doesn't know everything)

When he was done with the (big) stack, I told him
to just take the 6 boxes of Teddy Grahams off.
(no way was I paying $2. per!!)
So he scrolled up and found them, then stopped.
He said "Is this them?"
I said "yes". He looked again it said "GRAHAM CRK"
Hmmm what could CRK stand for...

He still didn't believe it and took it over to the
customer service desk to get their opinion.
In a minute he was back and said
"Yes, we'll accept them."

I tell you this in case you're buying them this week!
They are a snack "cracker" know as graham crackers
and you should be able to use the coupons. (IMO)

~Of course as always, it's up to the store to accept it.~

Anyone else have success or
denial on this deal???

Wordless Wednesday...

I found Shad like this the other day...
I thought this was cute!!

Believe it or not he calls
his bears "Punks"!!

For more Wordless visit here.

In His Word Wednesday

Ecclesiastes 7:14
When times are good, be happy; but

when times are bad, consider:
God has made the one as well as the other.
Therefore, a man cannot discover anything
about his future.

Everything God does is for
a purpose; good or bad...
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!!

Prayer Request --
My Mom leaves Thursday for the Dominican on a missions trip.
Pray for safe travel and that God's work be done!
~Thank-you for your prayers~

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 150

Verse 2

Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Recipe-- Bread Bowls

Home-Style Bread Bowls

I know you're shocked right!?!?
I have another bread recipe to pass along!

These were such a HUGE hit at our house.
The kids couldn't believe they each got their own
bread bowl that holds soup, then they get to eat the bowl.
Seriously tho, you should have seen their faces!!

We will NO DOUBT be having these again soon!
and yes of course, they are actually very easy and
not very time consuming to make. (the only way I do things!)

Strange to take this picture, right!!
Well the recipe I used called for "custard cups" huh?
yea I don't have any, let alone 8 of them!

So I brainstormed what I had and found an oven safe
coffee cup (psst It worked like a charm, so don't
go buy "custard cups" to make these!!)

Ingredients needed...
(only 5 very Frugal ingredients needed!)
1 cup warm water (110*-120*- I just used hot tap water)
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cup bread flour
2 teaspoons yeast (I used 1 pkt)
for tops
1 egg yolk
1 Tablespoon water
(not sure I'll do the egg topping next time, what's is for??)
Edit - Do not omit the egg! It's used to "waterproof" the bowl!
I knew there must be a reason for it, thanks Fawn, Carrie, and Steph!

1. In bowl, combine water, sugar, yeast and salt (I like to whisk together)

2. Add flour. Stir and then knead to make smooth, slightly sticky dough. Cover and let rest about 10 minutes.

3. Grease outsides of eight 6 oz. custard cups (oven safe) or use oven safe coffee mugs. Place upside down on ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Divide dough into 8 pieces. Pat or roll each piece into 5-6 inch circle, on lightly floured surface. Put dough over the mug and very slightly pull down on all sides to stretch.

5. Cover and let rise for 20 minutes.
I thought this was way hard to cover (used sarah wrap)
so next time I'll likely leave uncovered to rise.

6. Pre-heat oven to 375*. Mix egg yolk and water and gently brush over the tops of the bowls.

7. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until lightly brown and done.

8. Remove bread from mugs as soon as they come out.
Be careful they are HOT! Mine slid right off so it was easy.
Cool on wire rack. Best if eaten slightly warm.

Pour in the soup
and enjoy!!

We only used 6 of them for supper so I ate the other
2 warmed up for lunch the next 2 days.
They were just as good warmed up!

I'm pretty sure you could freeze them too!
To check out the original recipe
I tweaked go here.

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 149

Verse 4

For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Martin's Supermarket 2-1

Check out the Martin's deals here
at Couponomic Stimulus Package.

KitchenAid Skillet Giveaway from CSN!!!

Can anyone else out there use a new skillet set???
My skillets are still original from my wedding
13 years ago and used very regularly! You
can imagine they don't look very nice anymore...

That's why I'm excited to tell you about
CSN Stores and their great site!
They sell a huge assortment of cookware.
They have everything from knives and bakeware (I could really use
some new loaf pans and they have such a huge assortment of
styles and sizes!), to tableware and even kitchen furniture.
I love this Buffet, I know I'm dreaming!! But....

In a few days I should receive my very own new
KitchenAid skillet set from them to try out!!

I just know that I will LOVE this set!
And guess what, YEP, they are offering one of my readers
to win this very set too!!

KitchenAid Skillet Set

To enter to win, just
do one or
all of the following!!
(open to US and Canada Only)

1. Blog about this giveaway using this phrase...
(just copy and paste it to your blog, then leave
us a comment with the link!)

" Pull up a breakfast stool and enter a great giveaway for
some brand new KitchenAid skillets at
"Daily Essentials and Deals

2.. Visit and tell us what piece
your kitchen NEEDS right now!!

3. Twitter about giveaway (can do once per day)

4. Become a follower here - (or tell me you are)

5. Subscribe here (or tell me you do)

6. Tell your Facebook Friends about the giveaway!

Be sure to leave a separate comment for
each item you do. Each comment is 1 entry.


**Oh and guess what, I just found
their clearance section!
Be sure to check it out!

Giveaway will end on Feb. 15 at 8pm.
1 winner will be chosen using
Good Luck!!

Meal Plan Monday

Here's another week of
meals for us!

Monday -- Pancakes and Smoky Links

Tuesday -- Meatballs (I'll be assembling 3 meals of this and freezing 2 of them!), potatoes, green beans, and applesauce

Wednesday -- Homemade Chicken Fingers with Oven Steak Fries

Thursday -- Spaghetti Bake with Homemade Italian Cheesy Bread

Friday -- Dinner with Family

Saturday -- Homemade Pizza

Sunday -- Beef Stew Meat in crockpot with potatoes and carrots (didn't use last Sunday had leftovers instead)
This week looks pretty mellow with nothing on the schedule!
I love week's like this!

If you're looking for more menu ideas visit

Last day to enter the Magpie Designz Necklace Giveaway is tomorrow.
Also I have a new KitchenAid skillet giveaway coming later today!


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