Thursday, September 3, 2009

My CVS trip this week

CVS was good to me this week.....Here is the deal.

1-Glade Diffuser 6.99
1-Aquafresh IsoActive 4.99
1-Skippy Peanut Butter $3
1-Welchs Jelly $3
1-Pantene Shampoo $ 3.49

Total $21.47
Minus 4/20 coupon
$2 Glade coupon
$1 Aquafresh coupon
$1 Welchs
$1 Pantene
$10 ECBs

Grand Total less than $3 plus I got back $13 in ECBs

Monday, August 31, 2009

Menu Planning Monday

I have only spent $22 this week, so far. I do have to run to the store today for a few things, but I am growing my stockpile and meal planning from it.

Sunday- Sausage Poorboys

Monday- Grilled Chicken, baked beans and corn grits

Tuesday- Spaghetti Mac w/ garlic toast

Wednesday- Chicken Tacos w/ refried beans and taco rice

Thursday- Chili Dogs w/ Chips and pickles

Friday- Beef & Bean Enchiladas

Saturday- Leftovers or sandwiches

Monday, August 24, 2009


Transaction 1

2 Glade Sense and Spray $10
2 Speed Stick Deodorants $2.49 each
1 Aveeno Shampoo $6

Total 20.49

minus 4/20
minus 2 $4 Glade coupons from paper
minus 2 $1 Speed Stick printable coupons
minus 1 $2 Aveeno printable coupon
minus $3 ECBs

Total with tax $2.10

Earned $5 ECBs

Transaction 2

2 Aveeno $7 each
1 Aveeno $6

Total $20.00

minus 4/20
minus 3 $2.00 Aveeno
minus $8 ECBs

Total $3.60

Earn $10 in ECBs

Menu Planning Monday

Sunday- If not eating at church for High School Youth Group it will be sandwiches and chips
Monday- Stir fried garlic chicken w/ hashbrown casserole
Tuesday- Chili Dogs w/ chips and taco dip
Wednesday- grilled chicken w/ leftover hashbrown casserole
Thursday- Stuffed beef, pork & velveeta french bread w/ chips and pickles
Friday- shrimp ettouffee w/ rice and corn
Saturday- leftovers
Lunches - Chef Boyardee, Easy Mac, Sandwiches, Pizzas, Pizza Rolls
Breakfasts- Donuts, Granola Bars, Biscuits, Boiled Eggs

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Staying Organized

Some call me organized, other OCD. Somehow I manage to keep my house sparkling clean and everybody happy. I only have one child. I think that it would be the same whether I had one or ten. I just would sleep a whole lot less.

Something is bothering me, though.......Those places that no one ever sees. Closets and storage areas. That is my downfall. I spend so much time cleaning the main areas of the house, I just don't have the time to get to those other areas.

I was over at Organizing Junkie and she has a great 8-week plan for organization that I have taylored to my needs. So far, so good. One week down and I am already feeling great about it.

Instead of cleaning every room, everyday. I have decided to clean and thoroughly organize each space as I clean that room. For example, yesterday, I cleaned the office, but I also took everything out of the closet and got rid of a ton of stuff. I also did the same in Madi's room over the weekend. Last night, I did the guest bath and pulled everything out from under the cabinet. You would be surprised at the things that have accumulated in the two and a half years since we built this house.

Today is my bedroom and bathroom. This may be a two day project since I have a large walk-in closet that is in shambles.

I may post before and after pictures when I get a minute.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Menu Planning Monday

I am strapped for time, but I need to post my menu, so here goes. I shopped at WalMart, Albertsons, CVS and Rouses. I spent a total of $100, but that includes my CVS trips and stockpile of ground round and chicken. I am thinking that next weeks shopping will be less than $50. That is the goal anyway.

Breakfasts will consist of Eggs, Toast, Biscuits or Cinnamon Rolls

Lunches are either leftovers, mac & cheese, sandwiches, pizza rolls or whatever else that is quick and easy.

Sunday- Eating Cane's at Youth Group at church

Monday- Chicken tacos w/ Spanish Rice and Refried beans

Tuesday- Spaghetti and Meatballs

Wednesday- Fried Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes and Corn

Thursday- Roast w/ rice and gravy and corn

Friday- Leftovers (clean out the fridge day)

Saturday- Shrimp Creole w/ rice and garlic bread

Friday, August 14, 2009

Albies trip 8/14

Here is what I got:

2 family packs of boneless skinless chicken breasts (makes about 7 meals for us).
2 Hunts Spaghetti Sauce
6 boxes Pizza Rolls
1 pack hot dog buns
1 pack hamburger buns
1 box of Fudge Rounds (couldn't resist)
1 family sized can corn
1 block of pepper jack cheese
1 block of cheddar cheese
1 package macaroni noodles

Total before sale prices and coupons: $50.37

Total after sale prices and coupons $29.97

I am stocked up on cheese, spaghetti sauce, pizza rolls and chicken for a few weeks.

I am heading to Rouse's and Walmart later this weekend and will post those deals here. Then I will sort through what I have in my stockpile and menu plan from there.