Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Letter A



at our house for a few days we are working on the letter A.




Here are the boys poster boards for all of our A activities.






Today was Apples. you can see the apple stamps on the poster board(we also did some on construction paper). we also did these apple trees. the apples are finger prints.

Tommorow is aquiriam. we are going to do a craft that you put numbered fish in a bowl. we also are going to do sunvisor it will be ocean themed.

later

jessie

menu for the week.

ok i am trying to get a little better. it seems that for the last two weeks i have been grocery shopping about every week and a half instead of week. i usually have enough to pull some kind of meals together.

here is the menu starting with today

Thur: Pizza (tombstone on sale)

FRI: out with the aunts or spaghettin

Sat: chicken Quisidias

Sun Pork Chops

Mon Meat Loaf

Tue Chicken Julienne

Wen: Baked Zitti

Thur: Left overs

ok so that is the plan. now i am thinking of having the chicken julienne tonight, just to try it out. i found the recipe on allrecipes.com

Later

Jessie

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

FlyLady Zone 5... the living room

so,if you didn't already know i try to follow the flylady to help me keep my house clean. she has a very simple method to organize and help you clean (and we all know i need all the help i can get.) i continue to work on my routines (morning and evening) but in the end a little is better than nothing. so if you are interested. she does more than just gives you a cleaning guide. she also tries to set you up routines that help you keep your house clean. i really like it.

http://www.flylady.net/

houseblessings

Vacuum
Dust
Mop
Polish Mirrors and Doors
Purge magazines
Change Sheets
Empty all trash

this week is the living room. so here is that list


ZONE 5: LIVING ROOM/ FAMILY ROOM/ DEN
1. CLEAN COBWEBS
2. CLEAN WINDOWS
3. STRAIGHTEN BOOKCASES
4. WASH ORNAMENTS AND WHAT-KNOTS
5. CLEAN OUT END TABLE
6. STRAIGHTEN CLOSETS/ DRAWERS
7. WIPE FINGERPRINTS FROM WALLS
8. POLISH FURNITURE
9. CLEAN OUT MAGAZINE RACKS
10. CLEAN PHONE
11. CLEAN UNDER CUSHIONS
12. CLEAN OUT FIREPLACE
13. MOVE FURNITURE AND VACUUM
14. SHAMPOO CARPET


later

jessie

Thursday, May 21, 2009

another trip to wal mart

total around 25$
paid around 16$

the big things

Wheat Thins 2$ (i got 3)
1$ coupon on Coupons.com

HoneyMaid Graham crackers 2.50 (i got 2)
1$ coupon on coupons.com

cottenelle 4 pack 1.00 (i got 4)
.75 off of 2 (found in a machine at cvs)

i also got some tomato plants, a gallon of milk, some cinnamon imperials.

thanks to st. louis mommy for showing me these.
really i may go to moms and print out more for the wheat thins we love the tomato basil one and went through one box in about a day and a half.

later

jessie

N Stood up!!!

We were in the sunroom and N pulled himself up on the tub that i have blocks in. i tried to get a pix of that but he fell.

but later on he pulled up on the couch. (the cushion was off)

here are some pix

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some pix of B

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later

Jessie

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Zoo today and b's last day of preschool

Today was brysons field trip to the zoo and we all went. so it was also nolans first zoo trip.
Bry and i rode the bus, and scott followed in the suv with E and Nol.

once there you could pretty much just go wherever you wanted to so we just did what we normally do. Nol did really good. there were some periods where he wanted to be carried a long time but we just took turns ( i don't remember B or N being like that though.. spoiled boy)

anyway. i had my camera in the diaper bag, but when scott tried to get all of the stuff into the stroller the bag didn't fit, so he moved some stuff into a different bag, not realizing that my camera was in there, so i have no pix, sorry.

i really can't believe that B just finished pre school. (oh and pray for me becuase now i am home by myself with 3 boys the WHOLE day ...lol... at least until school is out.)

i do have stuff planned for the boys to do, so just check back for pictures of what we are doing at home.

later

jessie

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sippy Cup

as i said in my post about walmart. i picked up a sippy cut for N. He did really good with it. at one point he was tipping it up on his own to drink. i am now getting the sippy out at almost every meal. here are some pictures.

Later

Jessie

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wal Mart today

today i went to Walmart and did spend to much again.

i spent around 70$

i got a new hose, some craft stuff, bbq sauce, vinyl shower curtian (to use for crafts ect), mr clean ereaser, laundry detergent, a sippy cut for nolan, baby wipes, ect.

i did use some coupons though

kraft bbq sauce .98
1$ coupons from coupon.com

and

mr clean magic erasers:
there was a coupon for buy one get one in last weeks paper. and i needed some.

now there are also some other deals going on

check out

deal seeking mom

later

jessie

Menu for the week

my menu is late this week becuase i didn't go grocery shopping until yesterday.
but here it is.


SAT: Tacos (need taco box and meat)
SUN: spaghetti, salad, garlic bread ( need sauce, lettuce, garlic bread, have noodles)
MON: Pork steaks, potatoes, veggies (need meat)
TUES: Cheeseburgers (need meat)
WEN: Pizza (need pizza but forgot it, so will improvise)
THUR: sloppy joes (need meat)
FRI: Beefaroni (if we are at home)

Here are the deals i think i got

Nabisco honey graham crackers2/4.95 (2.48 each)
1$ coupon at Coupons.com

Kellogs Cereal 2/5.95 (2.98 each)(these are bigger boxes)
1$ coupon from coupons.com
i'm unsure how good of a deal this is, but i go on the fact that they are bigger boxes. i got 3

Birdseye steamers 3/3.95 (1.32 each)

Ritz Crackers 2/4.95 (2.48 each)
1$ off coupons.com

BAR S hot dogs. .69 (i think the best deals there this week. ) LIMIT 2
i would of got more if there wasn't a limit.

Manwich 4/3.95 (.99 each) i got 3 or 4

I think i spent to much. i could of done without some of the kellogs. and a couple of other things.

later

jessie

spent 101.09
saved 32.19
percent saved 24%


total spent: 881
total saved 341$
cumm value 1222$
percentage 28%

i think i could do better. i just need to figure out how!?!?!

Friday, May 15, 2009

FUN IN THE SUN

Man it was warm outside today. bry and i went out for a little bit while the other two where sleeping.

while outside
he traced the alphabet that i had written and we played hopschotch

later the boys were outside and i let them play with the hose.

here are some pix





They obviously didn't get soaked just enjoyed playing in the water
later
jessie




Wednesday, May 13, 2009

freebies got to love t hem

this is what came in the mail today, and just in time since S has been saying that he needs a new razor. now i don't have to spend the money on one (although there are also some disposables in the closet.

from cvs.




check out freebies4mom.com

later

jessie

Kraft coupons

there are a bunch of GREAT kraft coupons on coupons.com.

some examples are

wheat thins 1$/1
honey maid 1$/1
crystal light drink mis 1$/1
philly cream cheese 1$/1
triscuit 1$/1
ritz bits 1$/1
kraft bbq sauce 1$/1
oreo cakesters 100 cal pac 1$/1
miracle whip 1$/1

and more.

than when you are done printing them off of coupons.com go to then check out the kraft website for more of the same (since coupons.comlimits the # of coupons.) http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/kraftcoupons.aspx

and then if you want more yet check out this post on dealseekingmom.com
http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/kraftcoupons.aspx

thank you dealseekingmom

oh the lovely coupons, and so much of what i use.

later

jessie

flylady zone 3 the bathroom and one extra room

so it was mon yesterday, and i didn't do the flylady blog so here it is

this week is zone 3. i plan to focus on the bathroom, and the office (the desk) and the laundry room, and only a little on the boys room.

Bathroom Detailed Cleaning List

1. WASH AREA RUGS
2. SCRUB/WAX FLOOR
3. STRAIGHTEN DRAWERS/ CABINETS
4. CLEAN SHOWER STALL/ WAX (not the floor!)
5. WASH SHOWER DOOR
6. CLEAN MEDICINE CABINET
7. CLEAN SCALE
8. THROW AWAY EMPTY BOTTLES

Children's Bedrooms Detailed Cleaning List

1. POLISH FURNITURE
2. STRAIGHTEN DRAWERS/ CLOSET
3. CLEAN COBWEBS
4. WASH MATTRESS PAD/ DUST RUG
5. FLIP MATTRESSES

7. CLEAN WINDOW

9. CLEAN UNDER THE BED
10. CLEAN OUT THE CLOSET
11. PUT AWAY STRAY ITEMS
12. SORT OUT-GROWN CLOTHES
13. VACUUM UNDER BED/ CLOSETS
14. DUST BASEBOARDS
15. CLEAN FINGERPRINTS OFF DOOR/ WALLS
16. REARRANGE VIDEOS/ GAMES/ BOOKS

Office Detailed Cleaning List

1. CLEAR OFF THE SURFACE OF YOUR DESK
2. THROW AWAY PENS THAT DON'T WORK
3. SHARPEN PENCILS
4. THROW OUT ALL THE TRASH
5. PUT ITEMS TO KEEP IN A PENDING FILE FOR WED (desk
day)
6. DO NOT STOP TO PAY BILLS
7. STRAIGHTEN ONE DRAWER AT A TIME
8. TOSS OUT OLD RECEIPTS FROM OVER 7 YEARS
9. CLEAN OFF THE MONITOR SCREEN
10. FILL PRINTER CADDY WITH PAPER
11. ESTABLISH A PLACE FOR CURRENT BILLS
12. VACUUM UNDER DESK AND THE WHOLE ROOM
13. DUST FURNITURE
14. CLEAN WINDOWS
15. REMOVE COBWEBS
16. CHECK SUPPLIES OF PAPER AND PRINTER CARTRIDGES
STAMPS AND ENVELOPES

Laundry Room Detailed Cleaning List

1. WIPE DOWN THE TOP OF THE WASHER AND DRYER
2. CLEAN THE GUNK FROM UNDER THE WASHER LID
3. THROW OUT EMPTY BOTTLES AND BOXES
4. EMPTY THE GARBAGE CAN
5. CHECK SUPPLIES OF LAUNDRY DETERGENT, SOFTENER,
SPOT REMOVER
6. SWEEP AND MOP THE FLOOR
7. REMOVE THE COBWEBS
8. PUT AWAY ALL CLOTHES
9. LOOK BEHIND APPLIANCES FOR ODD socks

and for the house blessings

Vacuum
Dust
Mop
Polish Mirrors and Doors
Purge magazines
Change Sheets
Empty all trash

Monday, May 11, 2009

MOTHERS DAY

we had a busy day. it ended at moms for a bbq





here are some pix. mostly from moms house








































































Later

jessie

Friday, May 8, 2009

play dough

this afternoon we made koolaid playdough

it was fun, although i wish it would have taken a little bit longer.

here is the recipe (this is it cut in half)

1 1/4 cups flour
1 /2 cup salt
1 1/2 T vegatable oil
1 cup boiling water
1 package unsweetend kool aid




here are some pix of the boys just goofing off today


later

jessie

dist 12 and fundraiser at CARLYLE IGA

hi everyone

just wanted to give you a heads up that dist 12 is having a fundraiser.

shop at carlyle IGA on may 7th through may 9th and IGA will donate 10% of the purchase to Dist 12.

all you have to do is give the cashier your pledge sheet. (i have pledge sheets if you want one)

IGA website is www.mylocaliga.com

they do have some really good sales. if they have this stuff on sale all the time, i may have to start going there.

i plan to go on sat. i will buy for next week early.

the best thing i found was

purex 1.88 (limit 3)
i hope they still have these when i go

yoplait fridge pack 2.99

Poptarts 2/3 (1.50 each)
i know i have coupons for some off of poptarts, i hope they arent' expired.

hamburger helper 5/5$
were not a hamburger helper family, but still a good deal

5lbs potatoes 2/3$

IGA WHITE BREAD .88
i think i will be buying more bread to add to the two in the freezer

kellogs cereal 4/7$ 1.75 each
here are some 1 $ coupons. if you have already printed out check again, some have reloaded
http://www2.kelloggs.com/Product/KelloggCoupon.aspx?id=1992
.75 each

post cereal 2/4$

mt olive dill chips .99 cents

cottenelle 12 double roll 4.88
i think there may be some coupons in my stash for this also

wonder wheat bread 1.29

prairie farms icecream 2/4$

milk IGA BRAND 1.77

i am so excited to go to the store. i think there are deffinitly some good deals

later

jessie

Thursday, May 7, 2009

super value trip 5/2/2009

ok so at super value this week. i used no coupons.

i seem to have lost my receipt.

but here are the deals i saw.

colonial sandwich bread 3/4$ (1.33 each)
i got 2, even though i prefer wheat of whole grain.

Milk 1.99 (skim, 1% or 2%)
with coupon from flyer. although i didn't have coupon and still got the price.


Jacks pizza 4/10$
(we don't like jacks here so none for us)


flavorite ketchup 2/2$ or 1$ each
(i got 5) we go through a lot of ketchup


flavorite bbq sauce 3/3$
actually missed this one. this bbq sauce isn't bad though

paper towels 3/3$
there brand (i don't know the name) i bought one.

bar s hot dogs. .88 cents
got 4 (all that was out) i always buy lots of hotdogs when they are on sale.


creamette pasta 4/4.50$ (1.12 each)
i got 2 elbow noodles and 2 more spaghetti (i have so many packages of spaghettie noodles.


lipton pasta or rice sides 4/3.95$ (.98 cents each)
hmm maybe i should of got some of these.


flavorite fruit 4/3.95$
missed this one to.


Chicken breast 1.89 lb
(i got three small packages )


ok that is what i saw. and some of what i bought.

p.s i may go back for anohter trip or maybe not. the school is having a fund raiser at carlyle iga. so i will probally go there again this week. check back for details.

later

jessie


i spent around 68$
saved about 26$
saved 27%

total spent 780$
total saved 309$
total value 1089$
total precentage 28%


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

menu the week of 5/5 to 5/11

Tues: Sloppy Joes and chips (had the chips already)

Wen: Chicken quesidias (need chicken, have salsa, sour cream and cheese)

Thur: Spaghetti

Fri: Pork Chops, sweet potatoes, veggies (need chops, potatos, and ranch dressing)

Sat: emily's b-day party

Sun: BBQ (need meat and bbq sauce)

Mon: Beef Stroganoff ( need meat, sour cream, olive oil, beef broth, noodles, have some noodles cream of mushroom soup.)

check back later for my grocery list, reciet and totals.

later

jessie

recycling

do you recycle? if you don't you should.




and the Community Link has made it easier to recycle in my area. they now have a drop off recycleing center. you just drive to the back of the East building (the one across from detmer automotive) they take paper, plastic, cardboard, and aluminum beverage cans.





they are open from 9 am to 3 pm. if the garage door is closed and no one is there, than ring the bell. the first time i went everything was open. i went today and it was all closed, but all i did was ring the bell and someone came.





here is a copy of there flyer. i keep it on my fridge.






later



jessie

Monday, May 4, 2009

B is 5 years old today

B is years old today, can you believe it. it seems like he was just born. We had his birthday party yesterday. of course my batteries in my camera went dead, but i did get some good video.








here are some pictures of the last 5 years of B's life


the day he was born
























flylady to do list

so it is mon, and a whole new set of to do's from the fly lady.
today we are in zone 2 the kitchen.

so here is the list of to dos for the kitchen. i have removed and added some items to make it fit my household.


FlyLady's Detailed Cleaning List - Zone 2: The Kitchen
This week were are in Zone 2, our kitchens, This is my detailed cleaning
list. Please print and add to your notebook. Copy and paste into a word
document. Do not try to do this until you have decluttered your kitchen.
Spend 15 minutes a day decluttering and then you can start doing some of
your detailed cleaning. Do not worry about this. You have not done it in
years and one more month isn't going to hurt anything. Toss out the clutter
first. It will be easier to clean. - FlyLady

KITCHEN: DETAIL CLEANING LIST

1. EMPTY REFG/CLEAN THOROUGHLY (scott did it before b bday party)
2. CLEAN MICROWAVE INSIDE AND OUT
3. CLEAN STOVE/OVEN
4. WASH CANISTER/KNICK-KNACKS
5. STRAIGHTEN DRAWERS/CUPBOARDS
6. WIPE FINGERPRINTS OFF WALLS
7. WASH INSIDE WINDOWS
8. CLEAN FAN/VENT-A-HOOD FILTERS AND HOOD
9. SCRUB DOWN CABINET FRONTS (only a few at a time)
10. CLEAN LIGHT DEFUSING BOWLS(GLASS GLOBES OVER
LIGHT BULBS)
11. CLEAN UNDER SINK/THROW AWAY OLD RAGS
12. CLEAN PET DISHES
13. CLEAN TABLE
14. Add your own personal touches to the table (table cloth, pretty

and the house blessing for this week.

FlyLady sets her timer for 10 minutes to work on each of 7 tasks:

Vacuum
Dust
Mop
Polish Mirrors and Doors
Purge magazines don't have any
Change Sheets
Empty all trash

check back to see what i have done.

later
jessie

Saturday, May 2, 2009

super value trip

so today i went back to super value

i picked up

more strawberries(3) .99
3 frosted flakes 3/5$... 3 1$ coupons = .67 cents each
3 raisen bran 3/5$ 3 1$ coupons= .67 cents each
hamburger buns 3/4 (3 of them) 1.34 each (or somewhere around there)
cream cheese
marshmellow cream
lays chips 3.54
ketchup
2 cans chef boyrdee
ski 12 pack
2 liter diet coke
eggs
oil

and a few other things that i can't remember right now.

most of this stuff is for bry's b-day party tomorrow. come back and look at some pix.

later

jessie

for this trip
total spent 38$
total saved 28$
total value 66$
savings of 42% (best percentage ever at super value)

total
total spent: 712$
total saved: 284$
total value 996$
savings of : 28%
average spending 71$

(disclaimer: as of right now this total does not include some small trips that scott makes to dollar general, but i am attempting to inclued that. ... he usually doen't tell me the totals. and usually it is for just one thing, like the sour cream today.)
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