Monday, August 30, 2010

Walgreens $8.55

Walgreens perfection 8ct 1.99
Carmex moisture plus 2.00 sale
Ibuprofen 4.00 Sale B1G1 free

$7.99 + .56 tax = $8.55 Total
and rec'd Register Rewards of $2 & $2

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Little Canning

I wish I would have had more from the garden today to make bigger batches, but I had about 9 tomatoes and several peppers that were ready and I needed to do something with them, so I thought it was a good time to try some new recipes.

1 quart of vegetable juice ~ like V8
6oz of hot pepper sauce ~ similar to tabasco sauce

I got rave reviews from the men that did my taste testing today! They said the juice was way better than V8, I said, it's fresh, duh! And the comment on the sauce was that it had a good flavor but was very hot! Gotta love it when new recipes turn out the first time! And now I have two more things I can make and won't have to get at the store, I love that.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fareway $4.91

Sunbelt Fruit & Grain bars 1.67 sale
3 Buddig lunchmeat .59
3 John Morrell hot dogs .49 sale

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Target $23.71

Target diapers 108ct Size 5 $19.99
Coke 2 liter 1.00 sale
2 Composition books 0.25
Kids Cuisine 1.75 sale
Lunchable 1.25 sale
Target bread 1.27

$25.81 + 1.40 tax = $27.21 Total
-1.50 Target diaper coupon
-1.00 Target kids cuisine coupon
-0.50 Target lunchable coupon
-.050 Target bread coupon
$23.71 PAID

Monday, August 23, 2010

Farmers Market $12.75

I stopped at the Farmers Market on the SW side today.
I purchased oatmeal bread and 40 mini-muffins at one stand for $7.75 and
13 ears of sweet corn at another stand for $5.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hy-Vee $18.73

Stopped at Hy-Vee yesterday on my way home.

2 1/2 gal milk 0.99 sale
5 box little debbie 1.00 sale
2.28 lb Grapes 0.88/sale = 2.01
2lb 80% ground beef 1.49 sale
Cottage cheese 1.78
Cantaloupe 0.99 sale
Ruffles 3.99 (our favorite)


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Salsa - Batch #1

The tomato plants finally gave me enough ripe fruit at once to make a batch of salsa! We ate quite a bit with tortilla chips for supper, probably a whole pint, it was so good!!
And I was able to get something on my canning shelves:
3 Pints

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Walmart BTS & Canning

A really quick run into Walmart today when my son got an extra class added into his schedule.

BTS items:
Folder 0.15
Notebook 0.15

6 doz Lids 1.50 each
$9.00 + 0.63 tax = $9.63
-(6) $1.00 Ball canning coupons
$3.63 PAID

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hy-Vee $12.53

The kids were with me today when I ran into Hy-vee to grab milk, potatoes and broccoli. As you can tell, they talked me into a few more things!

Milk 1.99 sale
Potatoes 5lb 1.18 sale
Driscoll strawberries 2.99 (ouch)
Broccoli 1.99
Banquet meal 1.00 sale
Pillsbury cookie dough 2.50
Bar S hot dogs 0.88 sale


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Painting- done!!

I am very excited to report that I got both of my girls' rooms painted today!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Aldi $18.17

It has been so hot and humid here lately that I thought it wouldn't hurt to get some sports drinks for the kids to drink during the day. I am going to be painting both of the girls' rooms tomorrow so I also got some easy food so that I don't have to stop for long to throw meals together.

6 Sports drinks 0.69
Half & Half 1.89
Mini Muffins 2.29
Chicken nuggets 3.99
Pizza 2.29
Pretzels 1.29
Wafers 1.29
Brownies 0.99

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hy-Vee $10.47

1/2 gal Milk 0.99 sale
1/2 gal choc milk 1.58
C&H Sugar 4lb 2.89
Apple Juice 1.77
2 stick margarine 0.76
3 Kiwi 3/1.00 sale
3 Banquet meals 1.00 sale
frozen french fries 0.59 sale

-1.41 sugar in ad coupon
-0.89 apple juice in ad coupon
-0.52 margarine in ad coupon
-.05 reusable bag credit
$10.47 PAID

Monday, August 09, 2010

Online Earnings Update

Today I notice that last week I received $1.00 payout via paypal from Donkeymails. Donkeymails is a true paid to click website that has paid me several times.

If you are interested in it check it out here: No Minimum Payout

2010 YTD Earnings:

Cash $38.95
Gift Cards $5

Total $43.95

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Hy-Vee $18.32

Uncle Ben's Long Grain Rice 1.49 sale
White bread 1.28
Oreo 2.88 sale
12 Brats 0.70/sale = 8.40
Ice Cream 4.75 sale
4 Serrano Peppers 2.99/lb = 0.57

-1.00 Uncle Ben's coupon
-.05 reusable sack discount
$18.32 PAID

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Dreaming of next years garden

I have been working for a few months on securing some land that I can garden on. Yes I currently garden here at home, but I have very little ground to use. I have pulled out a few old, not very nice looking shrubs so that I could obtain a little more space, but it still isn't much.

My dream is to have a large garden. I want to be able to grow at least 90% of the fruit and vegetables that my family will eat. I am willing to put in all the time and effort to can and freeze everything that we don't eat right away to sustain us through the rest of the year.

So today when a seed catalog came in the mail, I was so thrilled to sit down and dig through it. I made a wish list of everything I would like to grow if I can get as much land as I would like. I am sure I will have to cut my list down, but until I have ground secured I won't know how much, but I will continue dreaming.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Fareway $15.89

3 Sunbelt Fruit & Grain bars 3/$5 sale
8 Lunchables 0.99 sale
Dole salad mix 0.68 sale
Buns .99
4 peaches 0.68/lb sale = 1.30


Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Walgreens $11.48

Alive Energy Vitamins $10.00 sale
Crayola supertips 20 markers $3.00 sale
Crayola crayons 1.00

$14.00 + .98 tax = $14.98
-3.50 RR
$11.48 PAID
and rec'd $10 RR & $1 RR & $3 rebate

Monday, August 02, 2010

Sweet Corn $5

I stopped by one of our local farmers' stands after work and bought more sweet corn, it was so good last time and it's locally grown, what more could you want.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Garden Update

The tomatoes are very slowly turning red. We have had an abundance of green tomatoes for a long time but this is the slowest I have ever seen tomatoes ripen. But we are grateful for the 8-12 that we have gotten so far, and anxiously await the rest. The hot peppers are blooming and starting to fruit like crazy now also. I am extremely anxious to see how these turn out, I am growing two varieties that I have never grown before!

And lastly I planted a few carrot seeds today for a fall harvest. I choose a white variety due to their mild flavor, hoping I can get my kids to eat them. The seed cost was $0.39.