Thursday, April 30, 2009
Original Total $99.46, Total Spent $25.50, Savings $73.96
Reynolds Recycled Aluminum Foil-Have a rebate making this free!
Regular $3.29, Sale $2.99, $.55 coupon Cost=$1.34
Regular $3.79, Sale $2.50, $.75 coupon Cost=$.25
Palmolive Dish Soap
Regular $3.79, Sale $1.89, $.25 coupon Cost=$1.14
Ortega Taco Shell & Taco Seasoning (price is for both combined)
Regular $3.45, Sale $2.30, $.75 coupon Cost=$.05
Wishbone Ranch Dressing
Regular $2.99, Sale $0, $.75 coupon Cost=$.74
Pillsbury Brownie Mix (bought 2, price based on 1)
Regular $1.89, Sale $0, $.35 Coupon Cost =$.84 each
Grill Mates Marinade Rub
Regular $1.19, Sale $1.00, Coupon $.50 Cost=$0.00
Electrasol Finish Tabs
Regular $5.99, Sale $3.50, Coupon $2.50 Cost =$1
Electrasol Finish tabs
Regular $5.99, Sale $3.50, Coupon $1.00 Cost =$2.50
Wacky Mac Veggie Noodles (bought 2, price based on 1)
Regular $1.49, Sale $1.29, Coupon $.50, Cost=$0.00
No Yolks Noodles (bought 2, price based on 1)
Regular $1.99, Sale $0, Coupon $.75, Cost= $0.00
Grande Tortilla Chips
Regular $3.49, Sale $2.00, Coupon $.75, Cost =$0.00
Colgate Regular Toothpaste
Regular 3.39, Sale $1.50, Coupon $.75, Cost =$0.00
Regular $2.99, Sale $0, Coupon $.75, Cost =$.49
Hot Pocket Panini
Regular $3.00, Sale $0, Coupon $.75, Cost =$.75
Land O lakes Margerine (bought 2, price based on 1)
Regular $2.39, Sale $0, Coupon $.55, Cost = $.75
Sargento Pepper Jack Cheese Slices
Regular $3.69, Sale $2.59, Coupon $.50, Cost $1.09
Hillshire Farm Beef Links (Bought 2, price based on 2)
Regular $6.98, Sale $5.98, Coupon $.65 + $2 off purchase, Cost=$2.03
Hillshire Farm Sausage
Regular $2.99, Sale $2.79, Coupon $.55, Cost=$1.34
Deli Creations Sandwich (bought 2, price based on 1)
Regular $2.99, Sale $0, Coupon $.75, Cost=$.44
Thats it! Now my total won't add up exactly as I had stated because I didn't bother listing things like my bread or drink that I paid full price for.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I'd say there was an extra 15 in there from stopping and doing photo's so maybe 30mins on average. Not bad really if you think about it. I picked up the dishtowel at the dollar store where there are actually lots of cute ones. I'd say try to stay away from those thin bubbly looking ones. You want something that will hold up as well as look good.
Seperate the pieces and lay one flat as shown. Finished edging should be closest to you
Here you will attach pockets if you want them. I used scrap fabric and cut in squares. to create finished edge fold over edges and sew around fabric before attaching to towel
Pin pocket to towel making sure to center. Put it closer to the bottom of the towel to create a cargo type pocket.
Keeping shorts inside out fold over top to create waiste band. Allow enough room for width of elastic. Also be sure to leave an opening to feed the elastic through. Sew ends of elastic together and then turn shorts right side out.
And thats it!! I've got several more things I'm going to add up later. A girls skirt made from a dishtowel and then a kids apron made from a placemat. All for $1 or less!
Oh and as for sizing these would typically fit 6-12 months depending on the size of your kiddo. My 14lb shrimp requires me to hemp up the leg parts a bit or they hang down to his ankles.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
As for us we're hanging in there. I've come back to work full time which stinks really. I miss having more time with the kids, more time to take care of the house, more time to cook. Just having more time in general really! It's how it has to be though so I'll survive. It's wierd though cause when Monkey was a baby I would never have thought twice about working. I did it and I WANTED to do it. Now, I wish I could just stay with them all day. **Sigh** Oh well.
Mr. X is doing good too. Struggling with some big decisions lately. He's up for re-enlistment this year and is tottering on the fence on what to do. I actually want him to stay in. With the economy the way it is and the job market pretty much sucky I just don't think it would be a good idea. There is no telling how hard it will be for him to find a job not to mention the benefits we get. He doesn't want to stay in though. He works on a sub and staying in means being deployed again. That also means months at a time of no contact and all the things he will miss with the kids. Yes, I hate that he woudl miss that too but I'll take the lesser of two evils in this case. He's gotta decide pretty soon though so we'll see what happens.
Monkey is her normal self. Constantly gabbing about something or crying at the drop of a hat. She has turned into quite the little drama queen and is ultra sensitive. I'm so proud of her though. She can pretty much read anything and has a phenomenal memory. She got picked to do morning announcements next week so she's super excited about that but admitted she's nervous too. The poor kid is in kindergarten and going to read announcements out to everyone. I'd be nervous too! Her dad is still around although contact has tapered off a bit. She got an email on Friday from him that had pic's of him with her sisters. The youngest girl must definitely resemble her mom but the other one is similar to monkey. You could tell they are related at least.
Toots is growing like a week. Just last week he started army crawling and then on Monday pushed up on all 4's. Won't be long before i'm chasing him around the house too. He's finally started eating like crazy. The boy can put away some food! And he will try anything you give him. He must get that from Mr. X. He's pretty much figured out how to hold his sippy cup on his own now too. He's still not sleepign through the night though which is a battle we're working on. We're not doign the full cry it out method but we're not running in there at the first peep either. It's gotten down to just once at nice and thats getting later and later. Last night he slept from 6pm to 4am before wakign to eat than goign back to sleep till 6:30. I can't believe he's 7 months old now though...time is flying!
Guess thats it for now.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
On to the good part. Here's what I got today and the breakdown.
Crest Prohealth mouthwash. Reg $6.29, Sale $3.99, Coupon $.75x2. Paid $2.49
Crest Toothpaste Reg $4.29, Sale $2.50, Coupon $.75x2, paid $1.00
Softsoap handsoap Reg $1.49, Coupon $.35x2, Paid $.79
Softsoap handsoap Reg $3.19 Sale $2.00, Coupon $.50x2, Paid $1.00
Franks Red Hot sauce Reg $1.29, Sale $.50, Coupon $.50x2 Paid $.00 ($.50 overage)
Huggies Wipes Reg $3.29, Sale $2.50, Coupon $.50x2, Paid $1.50
Soleil Razer Reg $7.39, Sale $2.94, Coupon $2.00, Paid $.94
Country Crock Reg $2.49, Sale $1.24, Coupon $.45x2, Paid $.34
Knorr Sauce(2) Reg $1.79, Sale $1.25, Coupon $.50x2, Paid $.75 each(2)
Breyers Icecream Reg $5.39, Sale $2.69, Coupon $.75x2, Paid $1.19
Uncle Bens Rice(2) Reg $2.29, Sale $1.67, Coupon $.75x2, Paid $.92 each(2)
Virginia Deli Ham Reg $6.49lb, Sale Buy 1 get 2 free, Paid $2.10lb (3lbs)
Original Total was $65.92, Paid $19.95, Total Savings $45.97
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Over all a great movie though. Just a strong suggestion to have some tissues near by if you haven't seen it yet.