Saturday, July 31, 2010

Free Family Day Tomorrow

We are taking out kids tomorrow to the city beach in Port Clinton, OH on Lake Erie. The city beach is free and there is a nice park with restrooms right across the street from it. We are packing a picnic lunch and plenty of drinks/snacks. We are taking a bucket of sand toys and the camera. When we get tired, we will drive the 2 1/2 hours home. All we will spend is a tank of gas...What can you do for free with only a tank of gas?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Target Toy Clearance

MEGA - SUPER - ULTRA toy clearance at Target today - 75-90% off. Please don't judge me that I spent $70...some of it was for a power strip that we actually did need. No pics b/c its hidden for Christmas and my kids are SMART and know how to find this blog.

Some highlights: VSMILE games for 4.98, Tinkerbell balloon with Terrance for 4.98, Curious George board game for 4.98, lots of Pixo's and Chixo's for mega great prices, a remote control car for 3-something...amazing, I tell you, simply amazing. Its a good thing that I don't live close to one of those huge Targets in Columbus or we would have to get a second mortgage.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

To Do List

Wanting to make THIS for my daughter's room.


So, I am in Toys R Us today buying my kids "treats" for having such a successful garage sale (over $400) and getting rid of so many of their toys... Well, they decided that they wanted the rest of the Super Why Action Figures because Reagan got Princess Presto a few weeks back (with birthday money) on clearance and the rest of the set may not be there much longer. I said that I would buy them each one and they decided to pool their piggy bank monies to buy the last one. (For those of you who do not watch Super Why, we were looking for Wonder Red, Alpha Pig, and Super Why.) Sign was clearanced to 4.98. Cashier rang up 1 at 4.98 and other 2 at 5.98. When I questioned the price, you would have thought that I committed a crime. Her rationale was that the girls were 4.98 and the boys were 5.98. I suggested that we do a price check because they were all on the shelf together (and I wanted my $2, darn it!) After an eye roll, she used her walkie-talkie (renamed walkie-crabby-talkie) to ask for a price check. Guy comes back saying 4.98. She STILL insists that the boys are higher, asking him to check the shelf for another tag. God bless the guy, he still agrees with me, describes the items in great detail, and she huffs, then states, that she "will see if" she can change the price. You are darn-tootin' you can change the price! I was wondering: since when did it become an issue to question a price? Seriously, people. You are getting paid to make me happy, and, quite frankly, I was not trying to rip you off. I was right. So there.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Meal Plan Monday - A Day Early

Monday: Taco Ring + Homemade Pico de Gallo and Chips
Tuesday: Chicken Alfredo Pizza
Wednesday: Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, and Green Beans in Crockpot
Thursday: Leftover Nite
Friday: Spaghetti, Meatballs, Garlic Bread and Salad
Saturday: Steak on Grill, Pasta Salad, Corn on Cob

Breakfasts: Cereal, Pancakes, Oatmeal
Lunches: PBJ, Lunchmeat, Tuna, Mac and Cheese

Thursday, July 22, 2010

MIA - Nope, Not I!

Yes, I have been MIA from the blog this week - didn't even post my meal plan in fact. But, I have a good excuse. Really I do.

We are having the BIGGEST, BADDEST, BESTEST garage sale this weekend and I need a favor, ok? Pray for NO RAIN!

OK, thanks for praying...seriously, my garage is so full right now, I can't get in there. Getting up at 5 am tomorrow to start the process of unloading into the driveway. Wish us blessings of customers with money who need my stuff!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Awesome Rebate

Go HERE to read about a new rebate that I will be doing...Thanks, Saving & Giving, for the heads-up on this one, I already have it printed!

This rebate is good on all PANTENE, VENUS, COVER GIRL, OLAY, AND SECRET products! Watch out CVS, here I come!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Meal Plan Monday

Monday: Frozen Pizza, Salad

Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan and Pasta

Wednesday: Scrambled Eggs with Cheese, Fruit, Toast

Thursday: Steaks on the Grill, Potatoes, Frozen Veggies

Friday: Open Faced Turkey Sandwiches, Green Beans

Saturday: Burgers and Hot Dogs on the grill, Pasta Salad

Sunday: ???

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer Savings Fun

For FREE this summer we have:

- Participated in the library's summer reading program
- Attended a church's VBS program
- Visited local Farmer's Markets for samples and smells
- Saw 2 sets of fireworks
- Played in multiple parks
- Saw a magic show at the library
- Swam in a friends in-ground pool
- Watched a parade
- Blown many bubbles
- Attended a Home Depot kids workshop
- Played on our slip-and-slide
- Attended "Dive Into Books" at our local church
- Caught fireflies

For a DEAL this summer we have:

- Gone to an indoor water resort for 14.95/each with BOGO passes
- Visited the children's museum with our family pass
- Had ice cream dates
- Visited Sonic during happy hour for 1/2 price apple juice slushies

What have you done this summer to save?

Monday, July 5, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: BBQ Beef Sandwiches, Veggie Tray, Mac Salad

Tuesday: At an Indoor Water Park all Day...Hot Dogs over Campfire + Smores? (Or we will buy pizza/subs...shhh, don't tell!)

Wednesday: Grilled Italian Chicken, Brown Rice, Steamed Veggies

Thursday: Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, Green Beans in Crockpot with Rolls

Friday: Mexican Night with Friends! Tacos, Enchiladas, Chips and Queso, Mexican Rice

Saturday: At a wedding. Sandwiches/Chips (or leftovers) when we get home.

Sunday: Steaks on Grill, Hashbrown Casserole, Corn on Cob

Breakfasts: Cereal, Eggs, Granola Bars, Waffles
Lunches: Sandwiches, Salads, Leftovers, Ramen Noodles, Mac and Cheese

Did you get your FREE sandwich today?

Today only, if you purchase a drink at Arby's, you can try the new Jr Roast Beef Deluxe Sandwich for FREE! I had mine at lunch and it was YUMMY :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

AMC Theatres $1 Movies in July

On Tuesdays in July at 10:00 AM, you can see the following family movies for only $1 at participating AMC Theatres (yes, Easton is one of them.)

July 6th - Madagascar

July 13 - Madagascar 2

July 20 - Hotel for Dogs

July 27 - Kung Fu Panda

Go HERE for more details and to see if your theater is participating.

This Saturday at Home Depot

This Saturday, go to Home Depot with your favorite little builders to make this periscope for free. While you are there, eat some popcorn and get a pin for your apron, too!

$1 Popcorn and Soda on July 4th at AMC Theaters

Go to the movies on July 4th and get $1 popcorn and $1 soda. Go HERE to read all about it and print your coupons...thanks, Kristen, at Couponing to Disney for this deal. My coupons are printed and I see Toy Story in our near future at Easton!