Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Entertainment Magazine

Free year of Entertainment Magazine.  Just go Here and fill in the blanks. 


Thanks to surviving the stores..I love Free magazines.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I'm back

 My modem broke, so I have been unable to get on the internet.  Well it came in today, and it is all set up, so I am back on line.



Their has been a lot of stuff going on and at the same time nothing going on.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Peanut Butter and Jelly festival

Today we headed  to highland for the Peanut Butter and Jelly festival in the square.  It was enjoyable and inexpensive activity.  available for lunch was peanut butter and jelly sandwiches which where free, also the popcorn was free, both provided by the chamber of commerce (I believe).  Their where other vendors selling drinks and other lunch offerings (like pizza).  The boys enjoyed the pb&j and the popcorn.

They had a frog jumping contest that the boys missed out on, because we didn't realize the cut off time for registration.  We will hopefully do that next time.  We did watch for a few moments.  Those frogs where SO big.  I think the boys really would have enjoyed those frogs, so I really need to make sure they participate next time.

They did get their face painted, B got a spider, and E got a snake.  They both decorated a small mask.  Their was a clown shaping balloons, which appeared to be very popular ( we didn't get one, the line was just to long.)    E did get a plain helium balloon..  The boys also enjoyed the Popsicles that where available.    On the stage was a juggler.  Someone did mention though that usually they have music.

This is definitely a activity I would recommend to others.  I plan on taking the boys again.  I am thinking maybe once a month.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

IGA

Coupon match ups

Betty Crocker cake mix 1.00
Betty Crocker Frosting  1.67
$0.75/1 Betty Crocker Cake Mix AND Frosting, exp. 6-26 (SS 5/2/10)
$0.50 off Betty Crocker Cake Mix AND Frosting printable
$0.50 off Betty Crocker Cake Mix AND Frosting printable

bisquick 1.50
$0.50/1 Bisquick Original or Heart Smart Baking Mix printable
http://dealseekingmom.com/coupons-com/

IGA cereal 1$

General Mills 4/10.00
4$/4 coupon in the flyer.

hunts tomato sauce .66

Creamette pasta .75

napkins 1$

Love These Pancakes

Well I ran out of Pancake mix, a while ago, and have been waiting for it to go on sale.  But today I wanted pancakes for breakfast, so I looked up a recipe on Recipezaar.com.  I found this one.  It is very good, and pretty easy.  Who knew how easy it is to  make pancakes, why do I need to buy a mix??   So in my quest to be more frugal, making my own pancakes is the newest step..

here is the recipe if you are interested.

Pancakes


Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions


  1. Beat egg until fluffy.

  2. Add milk and melted margarine.

  3. Add dry ingredients and mix well.

  4. Heat a heavy griddle or fry pan which is greased with a little butter on a paper towel.

  5. The pan is hot enough when a drop of water breaks into several smaller balls which 'dance' around the pan.

  6. Pour a small amount of batter (approx 1/4 cup) into pan and tip to spread out or spread with spoon.

  7. When bubbles appear on surface and begin to break, turn over and cook the other side.

Another Not Me Monday

Mckmama- Not Me Monday


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Summer/Bike Edition


Lets See


I would never let the neighborhood girls teach my kids to ride their bikes. 































Why in the world would I let the other Neighborhood  kids teach MY boys how to ride their bikes without training wheels.  I would gladly run up and down the street for hours until they could do it independently, even running while crouching to be able to run next to E's small bike all for those boys!   Luckily I only had to do it a few times, before the neighborhood girls stepped in.  And believe me running while crouching is not easy, and I was sore the next day, if you where wondering.


and

I would never allow the boys to ride their bikes without shoes,  they could hurt themselves.  I always make the boys come in and put on shoes before they ride their bikes.


I also would never just let my boys go outside and run around without shoes on period.  Just imagine what they are stepping in.  oh the horrors.


Monday, June 14, 2010

wisdom teeth

S had one pulled today.  Originally he was going to have two taken out, but they decided to just take one out.  The poor guy.  I don't think he is feeling that though.  He has been eating soft foods, and being careful not to drink out of a straw.  He seems to have enjoyed the milk shakes that we had for super. 


Today I did some work on my sisters S baby shower.  I am just so excited about the whole thing.  New babies are so much fun and so is planing a shower.  I would spill the beans, but I don't want my sister to know everything..  :)

oh thanks to Sue for her help finishing my project today.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

This weeks shopping trip

This week I made it to IGA, Walmart, CVS, and Super Valu. 

Walmart

I spent 4
I saved 4
total valu 8
total % saved 50%

IGA
I didn't do so well here, but i really wanted some yogurt and at .33 each I couldn't pass it up.

I spent 15.
I saved 6
total value 21$
I saved 29%

Super Valu
I went to Carlyle, and did pretty good.

I spent 49
I saved 28
total value 77
total % saved 36%


CVS

I spent 3.00
I saved 16
total value 19
total % saved 84%


Total for the WEEK

total spent 71$
Total Saved 54$
total value  125
total % saved 43%

the garden (have i posted pictures of this?)

the garden along with a frog house, and a frog that the boys found!




the frog/toad, he burrowed right down in there. I even went back a few hours later and he stayed, but the next day he was gone.


nolan really thought the frog was cool!!


e was really into the garden and the frog.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

HOW SMART IS THIS...

S and I

My cousin got married last sat.  giving me a chance to dress up.  I found a really cute sleeveless dress, and even got some new shoes.  S got a new shirt.  It has been a long time since we have gotten pictures of just us, so I made sure to get some of use this time.  They turned out pretty good, but I only got two before my camera went dead (don't ask?!?)


Sunday, June 6, 2010

cheeze it coupon

1$ coupon on Cheeze it's facebook!!  Love this coupon.  I hope I find some cheep Cheeze it's a few weeks ago they where .99 at IGA

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

IGA trip

Only one store this week.  I spent my 50$.  I did get a bunch of stuff too.  I did have a picture, but it seems that the USB port on my video camera is bronken.


total spent 50
total saved 19
total value 69
total % saved 28%

I got mainly groceries.  No extra's this week. 

Walmart

Dealseekingmom, has Walmart coupon match ups posted.  Go check it out!!

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Busy Weekend

was your weekend busy, ours sure was!  It was also lots of fun.  Yesterday, we went to our friend Carols for a bbq, and a swim in the pool.  It was a lot of fun.  For this bbq I found a great recipe for a dessert

strawberry frozen cheescake

1 8oz bar of cream cheese
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup yogurt
1 t vanilla (although i left this out becuase i didn't have any)
1 cup strawberries
1 graham cracker crust

beat cream cheese, and sugar.  Mix in yogurt and vanilla.  fold in strawberries, and then poor into crust and freeze for 2 hours.
it was delicious.



This morning I went shopping with my sister, stacie.  I found a dress for my cousins wedding on Sat,  It is a pretty cute dress and I think I look pretty good in it.  I will be sure to take some Pictures and post them.    I think it makes me look pretty thin (or at least not fat)

this afternoon we went to Rays house for a bbq, I saw a few people I already knew, and met a bunch of new people.  I really enjoyed myself.  I hope to see some people again...

later

jessie

oh on the downside, i forgot to get a paper AGAIN this week.. ug, hopefully my aunt has some coupons for me, will have to go see tomorrow!

iga

http://www.carlyleiga.com/

hunts snack packs  1.00

green giant baby carrots 1.00

IGA american singles 1.00

IGA pasta 1.00

Hunts spaghetti sauce 1.00

IGA mustard 1.00

hunts ketchup 1.00
$0.20/1 Hunt's Ketchup, exp. 6-30-10 (SS 05/16/10)


IGA toaster pastries 1.00

pasta roni/ rice a roni  1.00

hunts tomato's 1.00
$1/3 Hunt's Tomatoes printable

rotel 1.00

manwich 1.00

chef boyardee 1.00

new york texas toast 1.00
$0.50/1 New York Brand Texas Toast, exp. 6-14-10 (SS 03/14/10)

crunch n munch 1.00

general mills 2.00
$1/2 Select General Mills Cereals, exp. 6-13 (Shrek-Tacular Booklet)
$1/2 Select General Mills Cereals, exp. 6-12-10 (SS 05/02/10)
$1/2 Cheerios Cereal, exp. 6-13-10 (Shrek-Tacular Savings Booklet0
$0.55/1 Cheerios - Honey Nut Variety printable
$0.55/1 Cheerios - Honey Nut via Shortcuts.com 
$1/2 Select General Mills Cereals, exp. 6-13 (Shrek-Tacular Booklet)
(look for booklet at instore displays, i dont' have the slightest idea if these are in any local stores, but thought i would mention them anyway)

iga frozen vegetables 1.00

yoplait greek yogurt 1.00

IGA cheese 1.50

IGA garlic bread 1.50

del monte fruit naturals 1.00
1$/3 printable

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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.