Friday, October 30, 2009

Christmas planning

I don't know about you all, but I have started my Christmas Shopping. I know everyone will be asking me what the boys want I thought I would just start a list. This list will be ongoing.. I will add or delete as I think or learn of things

Now this list is going to be a combination of things I think the boys would like, and also things they have said they would like (and maybe what I have gotten them)

I will bookmark this

b size 5-6
E size 4T
N 18mth


play golf clubs.

vsmile games (see under bry's name)


coloring books/crayons

remote cars (thier is a truck that also talks he seems to think that looks cool, but it is kind of expensive)


work books Kindergarden level.. he really does like doing those work pages.

coloring books/crayons


v smile games.. we have v smile motion and a regular v smile hand held game.. these games are interchangable so they will work for both.

Leap frog scribble and write (i thought this was neat) can be for b or E (more for B right now though)

tunnel.. this one is on amazon for around 20$ i think all three boys would like it. We had one in the past.

Rub a dub stickers for the tub (they are foam) we have letters, but could use new letters.. so it is up to you.. the picture is of cars and roads..) or just tub toys really.
i think B and N would also like trucks, or cars, or trains, puzzles are good also..

for b or E
imagination puzzle (i think) we have a abc one.. the one picture is matching colors and textures. educational things..(we got the abc one from toys r us i think.. or online at toys r us last year)
For N
, toy phone or remote.. something to push (ball popper ect nothing really big)

we had this leap frog radia and n seemed to like it.. but the older boys took it outside so this if you want.


scott and I
scott wants some cologne
i think we need,
a eggcrate for the bed (or something simular)
a small freezer (??)
i need tennis shoes (size 8)
gift cards


so I had 50% off at both places...

At Old Navy I had a advertisemtn and the first 50 people who are credit card holders got 50% off on a stuff and save day... We barely made it but we (Aunt S, and I)

so I spent 25$

2 pairs of Jeans (one for bry and one for E)
2 shirts (one for E and one for Nolan)
2 shirts (for me)

At Payless I had the 50% off coupon that I posted about yesterday.

so I spent 15$

1 pair of shoes for nolan
1 bag of socks
1 sandles for E (for next summer..b-day I think)

yea, off to go figure out how much I have spent on x-mas. I may either start a side bar on here, or just start a spread sheet (need one for b-days also)


Thursday, October 29, 2009

50% off at Payless..

This is a coupon that Oprah had for her viewers. But most anyone can get it.. I found out about it from my friends at babycenter, but you can also find links on (see buttons on side of blog)

I would post links but I am currently unable to copy and paste...

the sale is today and tomorrow (oct 29 through oct 30)

enjoy the sales

later jessie

Monday, October 26, 2009

not me monday!!!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

so I only have one thing today and it is a dosey.

today I did not turn the water on in the bathroom sink (because I was going to clean it), plug the drain up and walk away. only to later walk by the bathroom to hear water running, and see a flooded floor.. and then to only make this not me monday post worse, I also didn't than blame the waterlog room on E, who was taking a bath at the time, because I really didn't remember turning on the water on at all at that point. And I also didn't make E get out of the tub, and go into his room for punishment. (I remember that I did it at a later time and did apologize.)

poor kid!



p.s. their was so much water that I also had to go into the basement to clean down there also!

B's Soccer pictures

so S and I along with the coaches forgot about soccer picture night this year, plus the photographer was late. So as a team we (those who showed up) decided that we would just take our own pictures which is great becuase I could just download them, and I don't have to fork out 20 or more dollars to enjoy them... so here they are .. our coach took them.

cupcakes after the gamearen't they cute cupcakes

posed pictures

funny face

their are also some great action pictures but they have other kids in them, do I won't post them since I do not have their parents permission.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

super valu

Super Valu is doubling coupons this weekend. I didn't get much but I did get a few things

yogurt, banannas, chunky soup, chicken leg quarters, butter sticks, fruit snacks

here are my totals

spent 18
saved 13
total value 31
percent saved 41%

totals for the whole week 80
saved 106
total value 186
total saved 56%

this has to be the best I have ever done...


shopping trip --- IGA, CVS, Walmart

On friday I went to CVS, Walmart, and IGA. I got some good deals exspecially at Wal-mart (check out st. louis mommy for the coupon match ups)


1 glade soy candle 6.99
6.99 recieved 6.99 in ECB
3$ coupon
3$ money maker

3 bags of willy wonka candy 32oz 5.99
1 bag of nestle 8.99
4, 2$ coupons
5$ ecb on halloween candy when you spend 20.

also had a 5$ off when you spend 25

so lets see

out of pocket 7.00
Saved 32.00
total value 39$
percent saved 82%

Wal mart (what a great trip)

air wick i motion 6$
6$ coupon... got 2

Fabreeze naturals starter kids 5$
4$ coupon... got 3

kashi cereal 3$
3$ coupon

worschire sauce (sp) 2.62
2$ coupon

yoplait delights 2$
1$ coupon... got 4

Bar s franks .88
1$/2 coupon... got 4

pepper 1.46
1$ coupon (mcormick on

I also got milk, and oatmeal

so I spent
out of pocket 16$
coupons 38
value 54
saved 70%

lastly IGA (didn't take a pix of this one)
out of pocket39
total saved 23
total value 62
percent saved 37%

out of pocket 62
total saved 93
total value 155
total saved 60%

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Candy Coupon

2 NEW candy coupons on

2$/1 nestle 24 oz bag
2$/1 willy wonka 24 oz bag

there is a deal right now if you buy so much candy at CVS you get 5$ in ECB back

it works like this

5 bags candy 5$ each
5$/25$ flu coupon.. if you did the quiz. (check out some of the blogs on the side they may have a link)
5 2$ coupons
5$ in ECB

total 5$ for 5 bags.

thanks to my friends at babycenter. i hope to go tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dollar General 90% off summer stuff

Went to Dollar General today to get q-tips and the summer stuff out front was on sale for 90% off... YIPPEEEE.
they just made my day. So this is what I got. Two outfits for E (the top two) A outfit for B, A shirt for B, and a pair of Shorts for B. I spent $4.67

I may just go visit some stores in other towns to see what else is available. E has speech this afternoon, so maybe a trip to G-town??

and on that train of thinking, I may pick some up to sell on E-bay!!!

I'm so excited.. I now have 4 outfits for E (i got two new, with tags at a garage sale for 2$ each) and B has these, all for their birthdays!!!

i hope the outfits fit E, they look a little small, but either way, n can wear them later if they don't



Sunday, October 18, 2009


It looks like a good week at IGA

IGA orange Juice 1.78 (will have to try this one)

Canned Veggies (IGA brand) 2/.98

IGA mac n cheese 3/.99 (may have to try these also)

Chilli Beans 2/.98

Bleach .99

Bunny 100% whole wheat bread 1.59

Jumbo Holiday Seedless Grapes 1.79 lb

Dinty Moore Beef Stew 4/5$ (1.25 each)
2$/3 10/18 SS

Hormil Chilli with Beans 4/5$
2$/3 10/18 SS

Pam spary 2/5$

Willy Wonka fun sized candy 1.88

Wesson oil 2.99

campbells tomato and chicken noodle soup 4/3$ (.75 each)
.40/4 10/04 SS
.40/4 9/13 SS

Swason Broth 4/3$
.40/3 9/27 SS

Hunts Tomato Sauce 5/2$ (8oz cans)

Juicey Juice
.50/2 8/9 RP

Prarie Farms sour cream or dip .99
prarie farms web site

banquet pot pies 5/3$

IGA white bread .88

Flour 1.49

IGA pasta .99

IGA salad dressing 2/3$

There are lots on this list that I want to get, or at least try. I wonder what their Mac N Cheese taste like. I will let you all know what I think. Can't wait to go grocery shopping this week, to bad I just went.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Shopping trip today!!

Today we Went grocery shopping, and when I say we I mean the entire family.

Today we went to Wal-Mart and To IGA. I know i'm not the biggest fan of Wal-mart. I try very hard to limit my Wal-Mart trips. I refuse to walk into the strore without a plan or a list. If I do I drasticlly over spend. So every few weeks or so I look at St. Louis and find out what coupon deals are going on at Wal-Mart and go pick those items up. (I do the same for Target)

Here is a breakdown of my trips


Out of Pocket 33
coupons 11
Total value 44
total saved 25%


Out of pocket 30
total saved 15
total value 45
total saved 33%


total out of pocket 63
total saved 26
total value 89
total % saved 29%

and as usual I have not made it to super valu yet. I don't have any meat so I will have to go soon. If I go tomorrow I will add it to this weeks totals if not, I will consider it part of next weeks trips.



Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Well we are sick here

B is the worse.. he has been running a fever since sat morning. he didn't run a fever on mon and we sent him to school on tues, but they sent him home again. I think I am going to call the Ped tomorrow and see what they say.

E has a cough

N- has had a low temp

I have a cough

And lastly

S also has a cough.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Super Valu 12th-18th

Chicken Breast Quarters .99 lb

Pork Chops 1.59 lb

manwich 3/2.95 (.98 each)
coupon in flyer 1$/3

sunshine, or Keebler saltine crackers 2/2.95

green giant prepared vegetables 4/4.50

flavorite cream cheese .99

Homelife trash bags 2/5$

Hunts tomato sauce .89
$0.45/3 Hunt's Canned Tomatoes, exp. 11-30-09 (SS 10/4/09)

Cambells cream of mushroom 3/2.50 (.83)
$0.25/4 Campbell's Condensed Cream Soups, exp. 12-15-09 (SS 9/20/09)
$0.30/4 Campbell's Condensed "Great for Cooking" Soups, exp. 12-31-09 (SS 10/11/0
$0.25/2 Campbell's Condensed "Great for Cooking" Soups, exp. 12-15-09 (SS 9/20/09)

Hunts Ketchup 4/5$ (i usually try to wait till it is 1$ but sometimes i can't)
$1/2 Hunt's Ketchup, exp. 12-6-09 (ALL YOU September '09)

Blue Bonnet Margerine .75

Cottage cheese (prarie farms) 3/4$
prarie farms web site for coupon

sour cream prarie farms 3/2$

so those are the highligts.


IGA oct 11-17th

boneless bottom round rump roast 2.49/ lbs

boneless pork sirloin roast 1.69$/lb

apples 2/3$ (3lb bag)

Dei Fratelli diced tomatos 5/4$

Prarie Farms Yogurt 10/4$
buy 2 get 1 free

Nestle cocoa mix .99 (i think these sound good)

Dei Fratelli tomato sauce 4/3$

Super Crunch Pretzels 3/4$

Kelloggs snacks 2/4$

Nabisco Cheese Nips 2/3$

So as usual this isn't everything on sale.. just what either I would be interested in, or what I thought was a good deal. check out the IGA website if you want more.



Friday, October 9, 2009


Today I went to Schnucks.

I decided to go because I was going to pick up N's one year pix from JcPenny and would be by the store. And let me tell you I have forgotten some of the good deals you can get from Schnucks. First of all they double coupons up to $.40 (the first 15 i believe) secondly they do 10/10$ (and no you don't have to buy 10 to get the deal) and Lastly the store is just nice. I really liked it.

so here is my shopping for today

i spent 32$
saved 35$ (10$ in coupons)
total worth 67$
percent saved 52%

now as a disclaimer i still need to go to super valu.. I need milk and a few other things yet. (generally stuff i know was cheaper at super) I will hopefully update my totals then



Rain Rain Go Away

So it is still raining here. It rained all day yesterday. On Wen, and Thur, we made cookies. On Wen is was a very small batch of Peanut butter cookies, and yesterday it was melt in your mouth sugar cookies. Here are some pictures from the last few days!

has it rained enough yet?

N in his new outfit from Aunt M, and Uncle T

E, working on those cookies

He's just so happy
Helping make sugar cookies
our orange and purple sugar cookies


Thursday, October 8, 2009

50 free Prints at

CVS is giving away 50 free prints to new customers. Just register at .

I just made a new account for S. (techniquelly I already had one) I used a different E-mail, and it is in S's name instead of mine.. so you can have an account for every person in your house with a different e-mail.

I am having mine delivered to the Local CVS.

and now I have photo's printed out for 1998. lol


Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Totino's pizza Rolls 2/5$ (i won't be picking these up)
$0.40/2 Totino's Rolls Snacks, exp. 10-31-09 (SS #2 8/9/09)
$0.40/2 Totino's Rolls Snacks, exp. 12-5-09 (SS #1 9/13/09)

Pillsburry Pancakes, toaster struddles, and scramblers 3/5$
$0.55/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries, exp. 12-5-09 (SS #1 9/13/09)
$0.55/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries, exp. 10-31-09 (SS #2 8/9/09)

yoplait yogurt 20/10$ (.50 each) and if you are wondering no you don't have to buy 20 of them.
$0.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt Cups, exp. 11-7-09 (SS #1 9/13/09)
$0.50/6 Yoplait Yogurt Cups printable
$0.50/6 Yoplait Yogurt Cups or Original or Light Smoothies printable

IGA sugar 1.79

Super Chill Soda .49

Assorted Pork Chops 1.49

IGA White bread 1.19

Ruffles/Dorritos 2.69

Cheez Its 3/5$

Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies 3/5$

Hamburger helper singles 5/4$

Warm Delights 3/5$
$0.50/1 Betty Crocker Warm Delights Bowls or Minis Bowls, exp. 11-28-09 (SS 10/4/09)
$0.50/1 Warm Delights Bowls or Warm Delights Minis Bowls printable (

Progresso soups 2/3$
$1/2 Progresso Products printable
$1/4 Progresso Soups, exp. 11-7-09 (SS #1 9/13/09)
$1/4 Progresso Soups, exp. 11-28-09 (SS #2 10/4/09)
$1.10/3 Progresso Soups printable (
$1.10/3 Progresso Soups printable (

they also have a saved 5$ if you buy 10 things.. I didn't list all of the items.. but once again your best bet is either progresso soup, or individual hamburger helper.

This as usualy is not all of the sales just the ones that I think are good, or they specifically interest me. If you would like to see Carlyle IGA's flyer click here.



Super Valu

First I have to apologize for not getting these list together last week.. besides a quick trip into Super Valu, I didn't do any grocery shopping, and barely even looked at the flyers.

But here is a list for this week!

Boneless Arm Roast 1.97 lb

Bone in Pork Butt Roast .99 lb
(this is something I haven't bought before.. anyone with some suggestions about cooking it, please leave me a comment.)

Hunter Hot dogs .99

Potatoes 1.29 5lb bag

Frosted Flakes 2/5$
although I think there are some coupons flying around, I can't seem to find them.. which is fine because this is still a little expensive)

Sunny D 2/4$

Stouffers Entree's 4/6$

Cheetos and Fritos 2/4$

Prarie Farms 1% Mild 1.99$
with store coupon

Juicy Juice 2/4.50
$1/2 Juicy Juice Products, exp. 11-1-09 (RP 8/9/09)

Delmonte Veggies 5/4.50
$1/5 Del Monte Fruits, Vegetables, Tomatoes or Fruit Cup Snacks, exp. 11-14-09 (RP 9/20/09)
$1/5 Del printable

Hunt's Tomato Sauce 4/2$

Flavorite Cream Soups 5/4$

Flavorite Egg noodles 3/5$ (1.66)

Flavorite Stuffing .99

Snyders Pretzels 3/5$

Flavorite Pinapples .99

Wonder Bread 1.99

Busches Beans 5/4$

Little Debbie chocholate Cupcakes 2/5$
$0.75/1 Little Debbie Chocolate Cupcakes, exp. 12-31-09 (SS 9/27/09)

Prarie Farms Yogurt 4/2$
B2G1 prarie farms printable (you will have to register)

Buggles, Chex Mix, Gardetto's 3/5$

quilted Northern 2.99

Progresso soup 4/6$ (1.50 each)
$1/2 Progresso Products printable
$1/4 Progresso Soups, exp. 11-7-09 (SS #1 9/13/09)
$1/4 Progresso Soups, exp. 11-28-09 (SS #2 10/4/09)
$1.10/3 Progresso Soups printable (
$1.10/3 Progresso Soups printable (

Lastly there is a coupon in the flyer for 5$ off when you buy 10 general mills products. I think the best bet would be Progresso soup (if they let you use that coupon and the flyer coupon)
it would be

10-1.50 each+= 15.00
3 1.10coupons....3.30
5$/10 coupon
6.70 (after coupons) or .67 each

and as usual this isn't everything in the flyer.. just the food I thought was note worthy



Monday, October 5, 2009

Mills Apple Farm

Yesterday, we decided to take advantage of the great weather, and took a trip to Mills Apple Farm, in Marine Illinois. We had a blast. We picked about 7 lbs worth of Apples. The boys really enjoyed picking apples. I forgot my camera and missed some great picture opportunities because of it. Right before we left the boys played on the play area.

I would strongly suggest if you are interested in Apple picking you check them out.



McMamma's NOT ME MONDAY!!!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

it's not me Monday again.. and I have been thinking about it for a few days. So here is my contribution.

Yesterday was a beautiful day wasn't a nice crisp fall day. At my house we decided to go pick apples at Mills Apple Farm. But we did not go with the boys wearing miss matched clothes, instead of the cute outfits that they have in their drawers. and do you know what else.. I did not forget my camera, because I would never forget to bring my camera to something like apple picking and miss out on the very cute picture of N trying to pick an apple.. or the boys on the hay ride. Oh and lastly about this trip, the boys did not have messy hair!!

I did not go out to a wedding and have to leave durring dinner becuase I had drank to much wine. Becuase we all know, that I never drink that much at once. What responsible adult would do that.

My house once again has not become a mess over the weekend.

and Lastly. The garage sale items, from my garage sale this weekend, have all been put away. I would not just pull the tables into the garage and close the door, nope not I.



Sunday, October 4, 2009

E's first day of preschool!!

E is now attending the Preschool at Central High School. For those who are not familiar, there is a High School class (it was childcare when I attended Central) that runs the Preschool. The High School Students are supervised by their teacher, Mrs D. The Preschool is from 10:10- 11:30 on Tues and Thur.

B also attended this Preschool and he really enjoyed himself. This time though it is E's turn. I was a little worried about how E would do on his first day (he is after all a mommas boy) . Generally when I leave E he almost always becomes upset and tearful, and can be hard to calm (sometimes).

The first day went really well. We went, E was very excited. When we got to school he did become very shy and was hiding behind me (I got some good pix of this) eventually we started playing together, then I stood to the side, and eventually I was able to leave with no trauma.

You would think after the first day, the second day would be easier.. nope, no such luck. E became very upset on the second day, and I ended up just leaving him..(we all know how hard that can be ) the teacher (Mrs D.) informed me when I returned that he had cried for quiet a while and eventually they had to just leave him alone, and then he started to participate.

I think on Tues I am going to try to play again, and then stand up again.. if that doesn't work I will just leave again, only this time I will have him wave at the window (for some reason he does better if he can wave goodbye. We will see what happens.

anyway here are some pix from his first day!!!
all excited at home

not so excited when we first get there
hidding behind his hands
playing a little (this is just before I left)
all in all that first day was great.. second day not so much..
I think he does like it over all though!!

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Hi, I am a stay at home mommy who is trying to stay sane with three very mischievous little boys, who are the light of my life. Oh, I also have a husband that I adore. I have recently started a weight loss journey (again). I do like good deals, but have not been as active as I use to be in couponing.. and lastly I am a flybaby who hasn't been flittering very well recently, but I am still trying.