Monday, August 24, 2009

The Grocery Cart Challenge 8/16/09

Good Morning Blog World... I think I'm finally getting the hang on the coupon thing ... lol I'm having such a blast getting these great deals. I feel like a kid, getting excited on the totals ... Here is my weekly shopping for the week of 8/16 thru 8/23... Total for the week $54.22!! (remember I use to spend $150.00 a week)


Honey Bunches of Oats $3.18 ($2.00 coupon)
Carmax lip balm $ 1.04 ($1.00 coupon)
Carmax lip balm $1.04 ($1.00 coupon)
WCF Spicy Garlic Chicken $6.00 ($3.50 coupon)
4 Choco Taco's $4.00 (2-$1.00 off 2 coupon)

TOTAL = $15.93 before coupons
OOP = $7.02


A&H Detergant $2.99 ($1.00 coupon)
Tostitos $2.38
2 - Knorr Rice $ 1.00 (.45 cents off 2 coupon)
Tostitos Salsa $2.38
3 - boxes hamburger helper $ 4.17 (.75 cents off 3 coupon)
Purdue Chicken $4.49 ($1.00 off coupon)
2 - Smithfield Bacon $ 4.98 (2 - $3.00 off coupons)
2 - Toaster Strudel $3.98 (.55 cents off 2 coupon)
2 - Grands Biscuits $2.98 ($1.00 off 2 coupon)
2 - Cresent Rolls $2.98 ( .50 cents off 2 coupon doubled to $1.00)
2 - Cinniamon Rolls $2.98 ( .40 cents off 2 coupon doubled to .80 cents)

TOTAL = $36.31 before coupons
OOP = $19.27


2 packs Trident gum 2 @ .48 = .96 ($1.00 off 2 coupon)
Golf Fish $3.99 ( $1.00 coupon)
Coffee $3.59 ($1.00 coupon)
International Delight $1.08 ($1.00 off coupon)

TOTAL = $9.62 before coupons
OOP = $5.91


Coles Cheese Sticks $ 1.40 (.50cents coupon doubled to $1.00)
Coles Bread Sticks $1.39
1 - Fiber One Yogurt $1.25 ( $1.25 coupon)
1 - Fiber One Yogurt $1.25 ( $1.25 coupon)
Oscar Meyer Brauns $2.69
Uncle Bens Rice $ .75 (.50cents coupon doubled to $1.00)
Uncle Bens Rice $ .74
2 - Motts Apple Sauce $3.34 ( .50cents coupon doubled to $1.00 and 1 $1.00 off coupon)
Cottenelle $ 3.99 ($1.00 off coupon)
Taco Bell Dinner $ 1.35 (.75 cents off coupon)
2 - Beggin Strips $ $3.50 ( 2 - $ 1.50 coupons)
2 - Lysol Cleaners $ 2.69 ( 2 - .50 cents coupons double to $1.00)
Snuggle Fabric Softner $ 3.37

TOTAL = $28.20 before coupons
OOP = $16.28


2 - Venom Engery drink $3.98 (B1G1 Free)
2 - I can't Beleive it's not butter $ $2.49 on sale B1G1 (2- $1.00 off coupons)
3 - Lysol Cleaners $1.35 each (3 - $.50 coupons doubled to $1.00 off each)
1 - Bagelfuls $2.00 ($1.00 off coupon)
1 - Fiber One Yogurt $1.25 ( $1.25 coupon)
1 - Yoplus Yogurt $ 1.25 ($1.00 coupon)

TOTAL = $15.26 before coupons
OOP = $5.74

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday 8/12/09

~Good Morning~

It's Outdoor Wednesday hosted by the wonderful Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer.

This is one of our Family's favorite vacations... We went to Mallory Square, Key West Flordia.
OMG they have the best sunsets ever.

Thanks for taking the time to look at what I posted..

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Grocery Cart Challenge 8/10/09

Hello Everyone!!

This week instead of getting out to the Grocery Store and getting all the amazing deals with my coupons. I decided... to do this money saving thing correctly I need to get a handle on what I do have in my pantry. I use to go to the grocery store every weekend with NO LIST and NO COUPONS, I picked up what I thought I needed and paid what ever the bill was. After reading every one's wonderful deals they get buying groceries and other items. And telling myself every time I can do that. So I went shopping at home. Here are some pictures of BEFORE and AFTER in my pantry. I think I just need to get some meats for the next couple of trips... I also want to say a quick THANK YOU to everyone, you people have inspired me to save money!!! ~LOVE IT~


lol I almost forgot to take a before picture .. I had already been working on it for about 30 min. before I said"STOP" and take a picture!!

Whatcha think?

The Weekly Deals 8/10/09

Good Morning...

I’m linking up with Rhoda over at Today's Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality.
I loved looking at what everyone found and getting so many great ideas.

Things were kinda slow this weekend at my house.. But I did mange to pick up 2 things at my local Goodwill.

A few weeks ago I painted an older pink ironing board black. I had it sitting in the the Florida room so that I can look at it. lol Well, my 12 year old son decided it was a surf board and tried to get on top of it.. little to say it broke. I look at target and walmart for a new one ... and OH MY LORD... they are over $20 bucks each.. I was so surprised that they go for that much.. While at Goodwill I found this brown one.. I couldn't find the price on it so the man in the back... How much is this? He said well since the cover it missing I will but $1.01 on it.. I said YAY BABY .. SOLD!! lol he looked at my like I was crazy.. lol but I didn't care.


I spray painted the little red self black and put it on my desk... LUVEEE IT!


Monday, August 3, 2009

The Grocery Cart Challenge 8/3/09

Good Afternoon Everyone!

This is my second week using coupons and I'm proud of myself! I wanted to get my grocery bill down to $50.00 a week, from $150.00 a week. I cant believe I'm really doing it.

Below are the details of my Publix trip...

1 - Kraft BB-Q sauce (free with peelie for Velveeta mac and cheese)
2 - Betty Crocker Warm Delights (.50cent MC doubled) .89 cents each
4 - Kraft Velveeta shells and cheese (b1g1 plus $1.50 MC) .25 cents each
1 - Santtitas Chips $2.00
4 - Kraft Sharp Cheddar Mac and Cheese (b1g1 plus $1.50 MC) .25 cents each
8- Betty Crocker Brownie Mix (b1g1 plus 4 - .75 off coupons) .97 cents each
1- Bag of Spring Mix $2.00
2 - Right Bites (b1g1 plus $1.00 MC) $1.10 each
1 - Success Rice ( MC $1.00) $1.69
3 - Mueller's Noodles (b1g1 $1.00 MC on 3) .31 cents each
2 - Pop tarts (b1g1 ) $1.20 each
2 - boxes of Cheerios ( 2 for 3.99 $1.00 MC and $.55 coupon) $1.22 each
1 - Publix salt .50 cents
2 - cans dole Pineapple ( 2 .50 MC doubled ) .-11 cents each
1 - Sea salt Bagel chips
tax $1.68 cents

Total $ 31.79 ( total saved with coupons and b1g1 deals $51.43)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday 7/29/09

~Good Morning~

It's Outdoor Wednesday hosted by the wonderful Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer.

I thought today I would share my wonderful ride to work. Some days it's not as bad as others.
( to be honest with you in Atlanta we have more bad days then good when it comes to traffic in the morning!)

Thanks for taking the time to look at what I posted..

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Grocery Cart Challenge 7/28/09

~The Grocery Cart Challenge~

I read every one's wonderful deals they get buying groceries. And I tell myself every time I can do that. Here is a short story.. I'm a wife and a mother of 2 starving boys . (well the way they go thru food you would think they were) I spend an average of $150.00 a week on a family of 4, I just buy what everyone likes and don't look for deals and sales. eeekkk what a waste. Times are tough and we need to save. So I thought what I would do first if cut the $150.00 in half. That would be $75.00 per week. God help me I know I can get this down to $50.00. I was looking through the cabinets and told myself I don't need to buy a lot this week. I don't cut coupons even tho I should. But I'm trying to start. I was so happy about my savings I could scream. I came home and told hubby all about it. ( he wasn't as thrilled as me ) He only said WOW you like going grocery shopping now... I said YAY BABY!!! I know it looks like a lot of junk food. But I going to empty out what I have stoked piled first...

Below are the details of my Kroger trip...

1 - Case of Kroger water
2 - Gallons of Milk
2 - Sunny D Smoothie
2 - Kroger 5 lbs. ground beef rolls
2 - Tostitos Salsa
1 - 2 liter Coke
1 - 2 liter Sprite
2 - Bottles of Kraft salad dressing
1 - Tostitos cheese dip
1 - jar banana peppers
2 - jars of Peanut Butter
1 - Tube crest toothpaste
2 - packs of ground turkey
1 - pack Hot dogs
1 - box Special K bars
6 - frozen pizza's
2 - packs cheese
1 - bag Tostitos

Grand Total of $53.19


Monday, July 27, 2009

The Weekly Deals 7/27/09

Good Morning Everyone...
Sorry I missed out last weekend.

However I'm linking up this weekend with Metamorphosis Monday which is sponsored by Susan at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH and I’m also linking up with Rhoda over at Today's Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality again this week! I loved looking at what everyone found and getting so many great ideas. These were just a few things that I picked up this weekend and you know me as soon as I get them home I want to create the vision I see when I buy them.. lol So with a little spray paint and everyday cleaner look what I did..... Let me know whatcha think...






I couldn't believe the difference it made with just spray painting these plastic lids. And I got them for free. I was just planning to stick them in the garage so that hubby could just put nails and screws in. But now I think I will use them in the Kitchen pantry.

WOW!!! I needed a new Ironing board but didnt see one that I liked. So i took this old one that I got from the garage and painted the ugly pink black. And the new cover I picked up from HomeGoods. I love it now! Don't you? The picture isnt a good sorry ;(


I got this from the office.. They were going to throw it away so I spoke up really quick... I could really use that. And a little Lime green spray paint, and some tissue paper and this is it.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

DIY 7/16/09

Good Afternoon Blog Friends!!

WOW it has been a crazy week, But I decided to make the time Participate in Kimba's DIY party... I knew I had to tackle the spice cabinet one day so instead of putting it off today was the day. I get so mad when I'm looking for a spice and can't find it, looking in the back and everything starts falling out. So below is my solution!! Whatcha think?
( and at $1.00 per basket I was trilled)



Happy Thursday Everyone!!!