Friday, April 15, 2011

rainy days

today the kids and i weathered the storm and ventured out to our favorite grocery store publix. why do i love this grocery store so much?? well . . a few reasons:

1) their customer service is seriously off the charts - it rocks! free cookies & free balloons for the kids EVERY time! 
2) they have the cool "car" shopping carts 
3) they have GREAT buy one get one free deals
4) they put out tons of great coupons and let you stack manufacture coupons & competitors coupons on top of their already great sales! luv it!

today we went for the BOGO deals . . . and here's what we came home with:
unlike some of the other awesome coupon gals and blogs out there .. i don't ALWAYS save like 90% off my grocery bill each time . . but if i can come in around the 70-75% off range then i'm pretty happy. 

today's adventure cost me $15.58 and saved me $60.02 equaling a savings of 79%

the funny thing is, the produce (celery, zucchini, & squash) made up almost 1/2 that total . . thus i REALLY need to start my garden!!

~FREE yoplus
~FREE cake mixes
~$0.33 each / 20oz pineapple cans (should have been .20 each but i noticed on the receipt she missed a coupon-Doh!!)
~$0.26 each / shredded & chunk cheese
~$0.71 each / frosting (higher than i wanted but they helped me get the cake mixes for free)
~then add tax and $1 for march of dimes (how can you not donate when you save this much!) and voila . . alotta Bang for your Buck!

Friday, April 8, 2011

back to it

now that' i'm getting the hang of juggling two kids, i've decided "what's the fun in juggling just two things . .why not more?"  . .and then enters the part where i'm biting off more than i can chew  . . but my craft room knows all about that saying! yes the past few months have been spent juggling lots of different things trying to get a handle on life, priorities, things that i NEED to do vs WANT to do, and so on and so forth.

the list goes a little something like this:
* pay less / coupon more
* increase ebay sales
* start a garden
* keep the baby, get rid of the baby bod!

and i might add . . this is in addition to:
* play with, feed, & change kids - didn't want you to think i was neglecting the important. 
(neglecting the important would be forgetting to post on my family blog) hee hee

anywhosers . . since this is an anything and everything blog . .i first wanted to give a shout out to 3 amazingly awesome and wonderful bread recipes. all i can say is TRY THEM TRY THEM TRY THEM!! your life will not be complete until you do!

Naan - found HERE (
Lion House Dinner Rolls - found HERE (
Macaroni Grill Rosemary Bread - found HERE (

and since every good post needs pictures . .

 the ebay/craft room - ya i know .. did i mention my mother in law in coming to visit?? yikes!
 what's the fun in couponing if you can't take up ALL your kitchen space
and here lies my soon to be garden! that's right . .square foot gardening anyone??