Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
These were the items I went and got into the war zone for:
SOCKS...$128.00 worth for 25 cents each package. I spent
I ended up buying 20 packages of socks (Scott loved the idea of no more holy worn out socks:)) I gave 4 packages to Jon, saving a couples for my dad for his birthday (along with the $1.00 2pk T-shirts they also marked down). I'm putting most of them away till a later date and time when the holy socks start appearing again....laugh
They also had 16 bars packages of Zest (which we mostly use all the time) marked down for $3.00 with 35 cent coupon used on each pkg making them 2.65 or 18 cents each bar. (so between Dial and Zest we shall be clean for a few years anyway:)
They also had boxes of 4 pack of electrical outlets/switches for 25 cents each. I looked today and the outlets selling individually is $1.97 , so I saved $29.72
I purchased other items 8 pringles, bagel chips, 15 washclothes for 25 cents also, paper shredder for $5.00 (reg. 25.00) 3 Aussie Shampoo's 1.00 each.
Your probably wondering how I had coupons for the items I purchased using coupons. We'll I kinda hid the items in the store, went home and hurried back down before the items were discovered.
All I can say is it was a whirlwind of madness but I feel like I won a jackpot in Las Vegas with the deals I found. I roughly figured I saved $297.00
I guess I do earn a paycheck....its just I never see the paystub:)
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Still warm and the smell is heavenly
I have made 2 loaves so far, but 2 more is in the plans this week. I already stopped at the farmers market again and picked up 4 more. I am going to freeze the zucchini. I shredded the zucchini and let the water drain out of the strainer, then I measured out 2 cups and put them into a freezer quart size baggies. I am freezing them and around Thanksgiving or Christmas I'll pull out the baggie and let it thaw and cook some more yummy bread up. Maybe I can see a loaf being cooked when there is 3 feet of snow outside in a blizzard. (I am not even looking forward to the summer coming to an end but then I never am.)
So my next project was to make some salsa. My mother-in-law made the best homemade salsa. Except I am going to make it alot less work, she would cook it in the oven (for 2 1/2 to 3 hrs ) .......and I particularly don't care for the vinegar smell in the house, so I am cooking it out on our Camp Chef Stove (one of the better investments we have ever made, every meal except 2 were cooked outside on it when we were up at our place in Idaho this summer).
So I started with a 1/2 a bushell of tomatoes. The picture already had some tomatoes taken out and put to boiling water to take the skins off.
Tomatoes waiting for their bath.....laugh
Me and Kimberly had alot of fun while making the salsa the first time that we decided to make another batch a couple days later. We want to make some pickles and some peach jam, we'll just have to see how the weather holds out while we do our other commitments (Nascar truck race the 25th of Sept for me, Scott and Shauna) and then (Kimberly is going out the 29th of Sept with Jon and Landon hunting for a week) so we'll just have to see what the calendar brings.
Friday, September 17, 2010
So I am a thrift finder, I like to go to our local DI now and then and see what I can find. On a visit last month I found this Paula Deen casserole dish. I couldn't believe that it was there for my taking and no one had noticed it there on the shelf. So I scooped it up and brought it home where it found a nice home in my new cupboard.
On my next visit to Wal-mart I went over to price the casserole dish I had found. It was $15.97.
I love Paula Deen's merchandise but only can afford to buy pieces every now and then. For Christmas last year Jon and Kimberly bought a PD pan set for me, which I use almost everyday, and for my birthday Shauna bought some PD 3 knive set (chef, paring, dont know what the other one is called) which is unreal to use.
It's like a box of chocolates, you never know what you will find.
Price I paid
My first find was Maceys sale on Libby's vegetables 3/1.00, I remembered in the coupons in the mail that week a Libby's coupon, so I went through the circular and sure enough there was one but I couldn't believe what I seen....the coupon was for a 1.00/3. That made them FREE!!
So Maceys and Albertsons have been their promotions on Quaker items, the Quaker oatmeal was on sale at Albertsons for $1.67 last week,(their regularly $2.58 a box) but I had a $1.00 off each one from that weeks circular in the mail, which I collected 11 coupons for a total savings of $17.38
Macey's is having their sale this week and I picked up the Granola bars on sale for .98 cents and in the circular they had coupons .75 cents off 2 boxes for a total savings of $13.70
Life cereal was a savings of $6.56
The cat treats were Buy 1/Get 1 Free for a savings of $1.59
At Macey's sale this week I picked up some Pregresso soup on sale for .78 cents, with coupon 4/1.00 that made each can .53 cents a total savings $4.24
The Betty Crocker potatoes was on sale for .68 cents (regularly 1.66 at wal-mart) and when I went to get them each box had a coupon for $1.00/2, which made each box .18 cents...HECK YEAH!! for a total savings of $23.78
The Ragu on sale for .98 cents with .30 cents coupon for a total Savings of
I also picked up 2 big zuchinni at our local farmers market for .50 cents each, which I am going to make some zuchinni bread this week...Yum!
So I had some 8 coupons for Suddenly Salad 1.00/2 and at Albertsons sale they were on sale for .50 cents so that made the FREE!! for a total savings of $27.84
The Minute Maid soda was on sale 2/8.00, which on the box had a $2.00 off which made them $6.00, then on the previous sale I had a $3.00 coupon for 12 pk of soda and a $2.00 coupon on next purchase from General Mills from buying the granola bars and suddenly salad which made them .50 cents each box, a total savings of $8.56
I also found a deal (thanks to Todd and Erin's blog) that Kraft had a coupon for $5.00 off 5 Kraft items. Albertson's had Kraft 8oz cheese for $2.00 each block (regularly $5.00), so if you bought 5 that would be $10.00 minus $5.00 for the coupon, when you bought it you got a $5.00 coupon on your next purchase, so I ended up with 15 blocks of cheese FREE, for a total savings of $75.00
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
The 2010 Summer
Kimberly and Jon
The old railroad bridge over the snake river
4-wheeler trail through the pines
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
this last month. Every time he is at our house he seems
to come up with a new experience that I am amazed at
and I turn around and call mommy at work to tell her the
new "ahh" moment he just done. So last Thursday I was
in the bathroom cleaning and he came to the door and
started to walk backwards into our bedroom and he just
started laughing so hard and had the biggest smile on his
face and his mind saying ... "YEP I JUST LEARNED
A NEW TRICK" then he walked backwards into the next
bedroom and then walked forward back to the bathroom,
and backwards down the hall. So throughout the day he
would just start walking into the next room backwards and
then he would walk forward and then backwards again.
Tonight after I took a shower I went to comb out my hair
and discovered my comb was missing, along with other
things that was missing when I went to go get them during
the week. So I went to the laundry hamper to look for my
comb (by this time your probably saying "what?")but to no
avail ..."No Comb"....but I found a ball, pepsi can, a
car, book and a hair clip. Scott was sitting on the edge of
the bed and just started laughing when I was taking the things
out one by one. Yes the hamper seems to be the
new plaything, he loves putting things in the hamper and garbage
bins. Missing doggie treats.....they were in the hamper
earler this week. Last night his big yellow truck was in the
bathroom garbage can. I eventually found my comb under
his playpen in the other bedroom.