Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

I'm a big girl now!

My youngest made her first attempts at going down the slides by herself:

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Walgreens $16.44

2 Huggies 9.00 sale
Little Swimmers 6.99 sale
Goody's barrettes 2.99 sale

$27.98 + 1.96 tax = $29.94 Total
-2.00 Walgreens Little Swimmers coupon
-1.50 Little Swimmers coupon
-3.00 Huggies coupon
-2.00 Huggies coupon
-5.00 RR

$16.44 PAID
and rec'd new RR's of $3 & $3

Friday, May 28, 2010

Online Earnings Update

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2010 YTD Earnings:

Cash $27.95
Gift Cards $5

Total $32.95

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fareway $13.74

Blueberries pint 2.50 sale
Green Beans .69/lb sale = .55
Miracle Whip 1.97 sale
Mustard .79 sale
Brats 3.18
Ground beef 2.25 sale
Hillshire Farms smoked sausage 2.50 sale

$13.74 Total

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Walgreens $7.09

Little Swimmers 6.99 sale
Iron Man Muscle Spray 5.99 sale
Goody's ouchless barrettes 2.99 sale

$15.97 + 1.12 tax = $17.09 Total
-2.00 Little Swimmers Walgreens May coupon
-1.50 Little Swimmers coupon
-2.00 RR
-4.50 RR

$7.09 PAID
and rec'd new RR's of $3 & $5

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

House Listed for Sale

It's official, my old house is for sale. I signed the realtor listing papers at 4pm today. I hope to sell it within 6 months. Wish me luck.

Monday, May 24, 2010


We went from low 70's last week to 92' today. It is hot and humid!
I really wasn't ready for this.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Target $14.66

We stopped by Target on the way home today to look for shoes for my son, we didn't find that but we did get a few other things.

Heinz 40oz ketchup 1.00 sale

12 ears Sweet Corn 3.00 sale

2 pairs of jeans 4.98 clearance (for oldest daughter)

$13.96 + 0.70 tax = $14.66 Total

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Hy-Vee $14.07

Hy-Vee is having another red hot weekend sale so I stopped as we were going by anyway.
3 Hamburger Helper 0.68 sale
6 Cottage Cheese 12oz 0.68 sale
1 Sour Cream 16oz 1.38
4 80% Ground beef 1.49 sale
4 Apricots 1.99/lb = 1.61
$15.07 Total
-1.00/3 Hamburger Helper coupon
$14.07 PAID

Friday, May 21, 2010

Garden Update

How is everyone's gardening efforts going?

I have moved all of my tomato, peas, broccoli, jalapeno, and habanero plants outside. I have all four of my hanging flower baskets full and hanging on the patio. Inside I still have a few flowers that are not mature enough to move outside and my bhut jolokia and red carribbean peppers have been transplanted to bigger pots but need to stay inside for quite a while yet. These particular peppers are not to be planted outdoors until the soil temperature reaches 60'.

I will try to take some pictures of my plants outside soon.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fareway $26.88

Sprite 2L $1 sale
Watermelon 3.97 sale
Kraft deluxe mac n cheese 1.75 sale
Wonderbread 1.50 sale
10 Ground beef patties 10.55
Jello gelatin .50 sale
4 Jello pudding .50sale
4 Kraft singles 1.39 sale

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Do you buy CSA?

I have been debating whether to buy a CSA share this season?

I would really like to support a local farmer and I am really trying to incorporate more fresh fruit and vegetables into my families diet. To buy a share at our local CSA is $390 and that gets you a box of freshly grown, in season produce for 18 weeks. I am worried about getting things that my kids won't eat and having it go to waste, and not getting enough of things we will eat and having to buy more at the farmer's market or grocery store.

The deadline to buy a share is Friday. Ugh, I need to hear more from people that have done this before.

Monday, May 17, 2010

New Bike

I bought my oldest daughter a new bike today. Her old bike was just too small for her so it will eventually be used by her younger sister.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Last regular season soccer game this morning. Tournament play starts Thursday!

My oldest daughter is the one in the middle.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Walgreens $10.65

Walgreens Diapers 4.99 sale
Duracell battery Charger 9.99 sale
EOS Shave Cream 2.99 sale
Walgreens Gummy Worms 0.39 sale

$18.36 + 1.29 = $19.65 Total
-3.00 RR
-2.00 RR
-2.00 RR
-2.00 RR

$10.65 PAID
and rec'd new RR's of $2 & $3

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fareway $5.36

2 GW 4lb Sugar 1.68 sale
Fiber One bars 2.50 sale

-0.50 Fiber One coupon
$5.36 PAID

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Online Earnings Update

I recently received my first payment from Adgitize in the amount of $10.95 via paypal.

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2010 YTD Earnings:

Cash $26.95
Gift Cards $5

Total $31.95

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Aldi $15.89

Milk 1.99
3 Animal Crackers 1.29
3 Fudge stripe cookies 1.19
Rice Krispie treats 1.79
Noodles .99
Tator Tots 1.79
Fruit & Grain bars 1.89

Total $15.89

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hy-Vee $20.57

Ruffles 1.99 sale
2 Campbells cheddar cheese soup 1.00 sale
4 Kiwi 3/$1 sale
2.3lb Red Grapes 1.18/lb sale
6lb 85% Ground beef 1.88/sale
Ronzoni Smart Taste spaghetti 1.25 sale
4 Buddig lunch meat .50 sale

$22.57 Total
-1.00/2 Campbells coupon
-1.00/1 Ronzoni coupon

$20.57 PAID

Sunday, May 09, 2010


I hope all the mothers reading this had a great day.

I spent mine doing the typical mommy things: taking care of a very sick little girl, cooking, and doing laundry. My little girl is so sick all she wants to do is cuddle on my lap, which is very nice, I just wish it was under better circumstances.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Fareway $5.39

Ran to Fareway really quick to get a movie and a few other things:
Ruffles 1.99 sale
Pretzels 0.99
Bread .72 sale
Half & Half 1.69
Total $5.39

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Walgreens $1.90

I had to stop at Walgreens to get a prescription. There was only one deal that I wanted to do this week, so I did two transactions so that I could get two bodywashes.

2 SoftSoap Bodywash 2.99 sale

$5.98 + .42 tax = $6.40 Total
-2.50 RR
-2.00 RR

$1.90 PAID
and rec'd new RR's of $2 & $2

Monday, May 03, 2010

Checkup & Shots

My youngest daughter had her 18 month checkup and shots today. The doctor said everything is looking very good. And she was a really tough girl and barely wimpered when she got her shots.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Broken Toe

This morning I broke one of my toes. What horrible timing, I have a very busy week: two doctor's apptointments for the kids, orientation at next year's new intermediate school, plus five days of work and all my normal other duties. Ugh, walking is very painful, but there's nothing I can do to change it now.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

YTD Spending

Here is a breakdown of my spending and saving on the categories that I track here on my blog.

Groceries $118.96
HBA & Cleaning supplies $9.22
Diapers $46.22
Coupon savings $52.28

Groceries $78.84
HBA & Cleaning $30.76
Diapers $15.23
Coupon savings $48.64

Groceries $123.89
HBA & Cleaning $43.69
Diapers $19.86
Coupon savings $50.48

Groceries $149.46
HBA & Cleaning $11.70
Diapers $10.33
Garden $14.36
Coupon savings $68.64

2010 YTD (Four Months)
Groceries $471.15
HBA & Cleaning $ 95.37
Diapers $91.64
Garden $14.36

Coupon Savings $220.04