Thursday, June 22, 2017

Our May Family Adventure

The boys didn't have a clue of where we were going.  They asked for a clue.  The clue they were given was this: We have to drive 4 hours to the airport, get on a plane, land in 1 state, get a rental car and drive to a different state.  This kept them stumped for quite some time.

We got to the airport and they had a blast trying to figure out where we were going by looking at the signs at the gates :)

When we stopped at our gate, they figured out part of the clue.  We would be landing in El Paso, TX.  But we didn't know anybody in Texas, so they still tried to figure out why in the world we would be flying to Texas.

We landed in El Paso and were greeted by:
Our son and his girlfriend :)

The boys were super excited to see their brother.  Little Michael had mentioned a few times how much he missed Kevin and wished we could go see him.  What an amazing surprise :)

We had a wonderful time visiting, exploring New Mexico and getting to know Kevin's girlfriend :)  She is such a lovely young lady.  I enjoyed spending the week with them and going shopping :)  They are so cute together :)

I took a lot of pictures and have narrowed them down to our favorites.  Which is still a lot of pictures :)
Here is our home away from home- a cute cabin in the woods :)

View from a lookout

Driving down the mountain

Osha Trail

View from the top of the Osha Trail

View from the top of the Osha Trail from a different lookout

Same trail different lookout

Cocoon :)  These were all over all the trails we went on.

Trestle Trail

Lookout from the Trestle trail

Love this view from the Tunnel lookout

View from a lookout

Side of the mountain.

White Sands National Park

I love waterfalls so we HAD to go on the Bridal Veil Falls trail

Car on our way to the falls

Storm is coming

While at white sands, we had to climb up a HUGE sand dune

We had so much fun exploring New Mexico, Holloman Air Force Base and visiting with Kevin and Jeanette.  I am so glad that they were able to stay with us at the cabin. 

I can't wait until we visit with them again :)  If everything goes the way we planned, we will be going on another adventure with them in 7 months :)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Toys R Us In Store Event~ 06/25/2017

Toys R Us will be hosting a Pre- Fourth of July Event on June 25, 2017 from 1-3pm:

The boys are excited about this event.  Toys R Us will have giveaways, contests and Karaoke.  The boys are not big on Karaoke but they are super excited to get to try the Zuru Bunch-O-Balloons :)  They have wanted to try the Bunch-O-Balloons for some time now but I just can't justify the $10 price for a one time use product :(  This will be a great way to try them out :)

We love these events.  They are FREE and no need to sign up ahead of time.  Just show up at the times listed above and participate.  It is great and everyone has a blast and did I mention they are FREE :)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Our Shopping Day~ 06/17/2017

We arrived home from our latest adventure to an empty refrigerator.  We knew that we needed to make a trip to the store.  We needed mostly fruit, bread, veggies, eggs and cat litter.  That made for an easy and quick shopping trip :)

Here is our shopping trip details:

$2.19- Creamer
$3.98- Almond Milk X2
$1.38- Eggs X2
$1.96- Butter
$6.90- Yogurt X10
$2.63- Bananas
$1.49- Ketchup
$0.98- Baking Soda X2
$3.19- Ham lunchmeat
$2.79- Potatoes
$1.49- Zucchini
$3.56- Grapes X2
$2.29- Watermelon
$2.38- Italian Seasoning X2
$1.69- Tomatoes
$1.39- Green Peppers
$2.58- Strawberries X2
$6.26- Chips X4
$2.69- Blueberries
$3.18- Cherry Tomatoes X2
$3.49- Granny Smith Apples
$1.78- Red Apples
$2.55- Bread X3
$2.98- 12 Grain bread X2
$1.29- Mushrooms
$1.59- Bagels
$3.99- Cat Litter
$72.95- Total $68.68 Grocery Total and $4.27 Pet Total

$6.34- Cat Litter

This trip will be included in our June Monthly Spending Post.  Our June Monthly Spending Post will be where we document all we spend over the course of the month.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 06/19/2017

How was your weekend?  We had a nice weekend.  We are home from our latest adventure and can't wait to tell you all about it.  Aside from getting sunburned :(  We had a wonderful time. 

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Overnight Oats with fruit X2
Pancakes with fruit X2
Cereal with fruit X2
Bagels with fruit

Avocado Egg Salad and fruit for me
Sandwich with carrots, apple slices, blueberries and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Hubby Bday dinner :)
Chicken Soup with grilled cheese
Italian Shells with zucchini
Spaghetti with peas and garlic bread
Baked Chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans
Sausage Egg Cheese biscuits and fruit
15 Minute Healthy Roasted Chicken Veggies

Snacks and Desserts
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Frozen Chocolate Bananas
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Ice Cream

Friday, June 16, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 06/18/2017

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupon
2) Register Rewards (RR) are considered manufacture's coupons
3) You are allowed 1 manufacture's coupon and 1 store coupon per item
4) When redeeming a Register Rewards against the same offer may not receive another RR
5) 2 coupons can be used with Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Sales :)

Check out Walgreens Coupon Policy here:)

Walgreens has a program called Balance Rewards. You earn points you can later redeem. Click here to read more about this program.

Eggs- $0.79- Limit 2

Barilla Pasta- $3/2
$1 Barilla Ready Pasta pouch cpn- 06/18 RP
$0.55 Barilla Pronto Pasta cpn- 04/30 RP

Gatorade- $3/2 and get 1000 points when you spend $6

Windex, Shout, Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom or Fantastik- $6/2 and get $4 RR when you buy 4
$2/2 Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cpn- 06/04 SS

Dove or Tresemme- $12/3 and get 3000 points
$0.50 Dove Men+Care hair cpn- 06/11 RP
$2 Dove Dermacare cpn- 06/11 RP
$3/2 Dove hair cpn- 06/11 RP
$1 Tresemme dry shampoo cpn- 06/18 SS
$1 Tresemme Core cpn- 06/18 SS

Schick Hydro, Intuition, Quattro or disposable- $8.99
$3 Schick Quattro cpn- 06/18 SS
$3 Schick Intuition cpn- 06/18 SS
$3 Schick Hydro Silk cpn- 06/18 SS
$3 Schick Hydro cpn- 06/18 SS
$3 Schick Hydro 5 or Hydro Silk disposables cpn- 06/18 SS

Edge or Skintimate- $2.99
$1 Edge or Skintimate cpn- 06/18 SS

Mitchum- $2.99
$1 Mitchum cpn- 05/21 SS

CVS deals for the week of 06/18/2017

Don't forget to....
1) Go to and sign up for the ExtraCare email and receive a $4/20 cpn

2) Stop by the Red ExtraCare coupon center and get CVS cpns
3) You can use a manufacturer's cpn along with a CVS cpn
4) You can use a B1G1Free cpn along with a B1G1Free sale to get both products for FREE

To view CVS Coupon Policy- click here:) 

Spend $15 on Cover Girl foundation, powder, blush, concealer, lip or eye and get $5 ECB

Spend $12 on Revlon and get $4 ECB- Limit 6
$2 Revlon lip cpn- 06/18 SS

Spend $10 on Physicians Formula and get $7 ECB

Spend $10 on Colgate toothpaste or toothbrush and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 06/11 SS

Total Home bleach, dryer sheets or Purex- $1.98

Ziploc- $6/2 and get $3 ECB

Mitchum- $2.99
$1 Mitchum cpn- 05/24 SS

Irish Spring body wash or bar- $8/2 and get $3 ECB- Limit 4

Spend $12 on Blade or Beauty 360 shave products and get $3 ECB

Spend $15 on Eucerin or Aquaphor and get $5 ECB

Spend $10 on Crest, Oral B 3D White or Crest Complete toothpaste and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Crest toothpaste cpn- 06/18 RP

CVS Jumbo diapers or training pants- $8.99 and get $5 ECB

Spend $12 on Band Aid, Benadryl, Aveeno or Neoporin and get $4 ECB
$1 Benadryl cpn- 06/04 RP

Fructis- $7/2 and get $4 ECB
$2 Fructis cpn- 06/04 RP
$1 Fructis styler cpn- 06/04 RP

Glade spray, Kleenex or Dawn- $0.99
Use $0.25 CVS App cpn
$0.75/3 Kleenex cpn- 06/11 SS
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 05/28 P&G

Spend $15 on Raid or Off and get $5 ECB
$2 Off Mosquito Lamp cpn- 05/21 SS
$2 Off Clip On kit cpn- 05/21SS
$1 Off Clip On refill cpn- 05/21 SS

Cheerios- $2.88
Use $1 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$1/3 General Mills cereal cpn- 06/18 SS
$1/2 Cheerios cpn- 06/04 SS
$1/2 General Mills cereal cpn- 06/04 SS

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Our Shopping Day~ 06/10/2017

Our shopping for this week was super simple, quick and easy :)  I love quick and easy shopping trips.  Since we are on another adventure, I knew we wouldn't need much for groceries this week.

Here are our shopping trip details:

$1.74- Bananas
$1.23- Tomato
$2.48- Malt O Meal Mini Spooners
$2.48- Malt O Meal Mini Spooners
-1/2 Malt O Meal printable cpn
$6.93 and I will earn $3/2 from Ibotta for the cereal

This trip will be included in our June Monthly Spending Post.  Our June Monthly Spending Post will be where we document all we spend over the course of the month.