Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Its getting old...

Do you ever feel like saving and pinching every penny is getting old? That is how I feel today. Going to search my favorite blogs for some encouragement and know that this too shall pass...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Saving Away

We are currently saving money like crazy for a few big projects. Because of this, my shopping has been at a minimal lately. I have; however, been forced to purchase school supplies and a few clothing items for the kiddos. I have done well with this with a) staples deals/rebates and b) target clearance clothing.

My goal for August and September is to buy minimal grocery items and use what we have so that we can keep on paying cash for these home projects that we have going on. We do have a foreign exchange student coming for 2 weeks in August, so I will have a little extra in the grocery budget there, but overall we are on a clean out spree!

A few reminders for you:
Have you entered your codes for the Cars 2/Kellogg's promotion? Earn $5 gift cards for every 4 codes.

Carnival Foods FREE Lock & Lock promotion is coming to an end. If you have stamps, its time to cash them in.

Target's toy clearance is at 50% now and should be hitting 75% this week. Watch for it and shop early for Christmas.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Thanks, Glidden

Just painted 3/4 walls in my bedroom with the Glidden FREE quart of paint that they sent me! Love the new color - Hazy Sage. Thanks for giving my "love nest" some lovin' :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Back to School Sales Started

Already the back to school sales have started. Here are a few this week to note:

Glue, Erasers, BIC Pens .01
BIC Mechanical Pencils, Sticky Flags .25
500 Piece Multipurpose Paper Ream 5.99 - 5.74 easy rebate = .25

Buy $10 in Kelloggs products, get $10 off 3 packages of Fruit of the Loom products (starting at 3.99/pack.) This is the time to stock up on school socks and undies at a low price! See ad for details.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Meal Planning

Tuesday - Taco Salad with all the fixings
Wednesday - BBQ Pork Chops, Broccoli, Baked Potatoes
Thursday - kids and I are away; hubby eats fish and steamed veggies
Friday - Chicken Apple Brats and Hot Dogs, Grilled Veggies
Saturday - Pasta with meat sauce, Garlic Toast, and Brownies
Sunday - Beef Roast with Au Ju, Garden Salad; Green Beans

Breakfasts - Cereal, Waffles, Oatmeal, Pop Tarts, Eggs and Toast (yes, I am that mom)

Lunches - PB&J, Tuna Salad, Ramen Noodles, Chicken Patties, Leftovers.

Snacks - peaches, graham crackers, cucumbers with ranch, goldfish, granola bars, apples, canned fruit, yogurt, etc.