Wednesday, October 29, 2008

$141 worth of clothes for $11

As I was driving by Kmart today, I saw racks on the sidewalk with 99 cents signs on them. I had to stop.
I got:
6 tops
1 skirt
2 shorts
2 shorts (for hubby)
Not bad for $11.

Field Trip To Jarrell Plantation

Today, we went on a trip to Jarrell Plantation. It is a "plantation" that was farmed by three generations of one family for 150 years before it was given the the state of Georgia. It was interesting for the boys to see what life was like long ago.

Another Fall Festival

The boys and I went to our second Fall Festival in three day. This one was at our "old school". I used to be the assistant director and the boys used to attend there. We ran into the director last week and she invited us to come. The boys had fun on the hay ride, playing games and, of course, eating!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Trick My Trunk Event

At our church, Vineville North Baptist Church, in lieu of Halloween, we have an event called "Trick my Trunk". People decorate their trunks or the back of their truck or vans and the kids go around and collect candy. Snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy were also available. There were several activities: rock climbing, bowling, a puppet show, karaoke, a giant slide and more!

The boys had a great time!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Lots of Goodies at Rite Aid ~ $87.25 for $13.64

I got lots of goodies at Rite Aide today. I got $87.25 worth of stuff for $13.64!!! Woo Hoo!!

I got:
2 Doritos = B1G1 sale
2 Cokes = $0.97 each
1 bag Kisses = $1.77
8-6 pks of raisins = $0.88 -(4)$1/2 cpn
4 True Blend Cover Girl Foundation - B1G1 sale
2 Cover Girl blush - B1G1 sale
2 Cover Girl powder - B1G1 sales
( I also used 4 cpns buy foundation get face product free)
The grand total was a little more than I had planned but somehow the B1G1 sale and the B1G1 coupons together didn't make it all exactly free since the foundation cost a couple more dollars than the other items. Still, overall, it was a great haul since that was the majority of my spending for the weekend!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Free Toothpaste and Shampoo

I got free Crest toothpast and Pert Plus shampoo at Walgreens today!!! There were coupons for both items in a recent Sunday insert and instant value coupons in Walgreens Easy Saver Catalog. By using both coupons on I was able to get them FREE!!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cheap Juicy Juice at Publix

Usually, I wouldn't buy Juicy Juicy brand juice because of the price. However, this week it is B1G1 and Publix. The sale coupled with the coupons that you can print on the Juicy Juicy site makes it much more reasonable. It is $3.49 for two - (2)$1 coupons = $1.49 for two and that is great for all the little juice drinkers at my house!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Free Drink at Barnes and Noble

Barnes and Noble is giving away a free hot drink.

I was planning on going there sometime this week and I never get anything from the cafe because it is so expensive. So, this will be a nice treat!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Taking Inventory

I really need to take inventory of my fridges, freezers and pantry items. I have done one of the small freezer (on the top of the outside fridge). I need to do all the rest though. I think I could come up with a more varied menu if I knew what all was lurking in the dark recesses! This will be my challenge for tomorrow!!

How long should 240 rolls of toilet paper last?

I bought 60 50cent Cottonelle coupons on Ebay for just a couple of dollars!! Kroger will double the 50cent coupon, making the 4 pk FREE!!! I know have posted this before but it bears repeating. Now, I have 60 packs of toilet paper that practically free!!!! I can't wait until Cottonelle puts this coupon out again!


Glad Scented Oil PlugIns are $4.49 but they are paying a $4 catalina. Use B1G1 coupons from recent insert and the first two will cost you $4.49 but you'll get (2)x$4=$8 back. Use one of those $4 to buy two more and those will cost you 49cents and you'll get $8 more back!!! I am gonna hit several Krogers in town until I run out of coupons! I have been using the catalina to buy items from the clearance bins to add to my Christmas stash or to get gift cards!!!

Supper that almost cooks itself

Crockpot Italian Chicken

I threw some frozen boneless-skinless chicken breast in the crockpot and added: a chopped onion, a can of mushrooms and some Italian flavored diced tomatoes and a little water and let it cook all day. I put some rice in the rice cooker and let it go. When I was ready to serve it. I spooned it on the plate and threw a handful of mixed green on the plate and squirted it with some dressing. Tah Dah! Supper basically took care of itself!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Menu Monday

Another week worth of meals to plan. I am making a tentative plan today but I am planning on doing a big shopping trip tomorrow, so my menu will probably change but working with what I already have, this will be the plan for the week:

pancakes, fruit and milk
cereal, fruit and milk
egg sandwich on English muffin, fruit and yogurt
breakfast burritos, fruit and yogurt

turkey sandwiches, chips, fruit, yogurt
hotdogs, chips, fruit and yogurt
homemade "snack packs" (crackers, meat, cheese) and fruit

crockpot beef roast, potatoes, carrots, breadsticks
crockpot BBQ ribs, mashed potatoes, broccoli
hamburgers, oven fries, fruit
turkey lasagna, salad, rolls
turkey meatballs sandwiches, oven fries, watermelon
grilled steak, baked potato, salad, rolls

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Great Time Bowling with GVA friends

Tuesday we met some other GVA families for bowling. The turn out was great! It was really nice to meet some other moms and Ms. Brown, who is a GVA teacher.
The kids seems to have tons of fun and enjoy interacting and talking with one another.
I have been hesitant in the past to make time for these get together but will be more diligent in the future about getting us to these events.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Freebies in the Mail Today

I love getting free stuff and it is even better when it comes right to my house and I don't have to go out after it.
Today, in the mail, I got a 6pk box of Chex Mix snack bars, a pack of mints, and a Intuition Plus razor!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Dr. Zahi Hawass

On Thursday night, my sweet husband watched all three boys while I went to the Grand Opera House to see Dr. Zahi Hawass give a lecture entitled "the Great Pyramids: Secrets Revealed." I had a seat in the box area nearest the stage was was only a few feet in front of him.
Most people have seen Dr. Hawass on TV if they have watched any program about Egypt. He is Egypt's Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Director of Excavations at Giza, Saqqara, and the Bahariya Oasis.
It was entertaining and fascinating. He not only told us a little bit about his past finds but about the things that he hopes to do in the near future. He did a book signing afterwards and was kind enough to sign two books for me. I got one done for myself and one for my 6-year old Egypt fanatic.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Swimming Lessons

The boys are very excited to be enjoying another series of swimming lessons (thank you, Grandmom)!

They have excitedly been counting the days until the first lesson.

They seemed to pick up right where they left off and to be even braver than before!

My Beautiful Baby is 16!!!

Happy Birthday Nadia

My beautiful, first born, and only daughter is 16!!!

She had a wonderful birthday dinner with her Dad and friends on Friday, the 26th (her actual birthday) and a family birthday supper with her Momma-cooked requested menu of: BBQ beef ribs, potato salad(with olives), cabbage, home-made yeast rolls and chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting, on Saturday night.

No one could ask for a better daughter. I am blessed that she was given to me 16 years ago!