Thursday, July 31, 2014

Our Super Duper Exciting News

Many of you know that we have been in the process of buying a home here in Florida :)

We finally signed the novel of paperwork and got these:
The keys to our brand new home :)  We are beyond excited.  We are in love with our new house:
Buying this house almost didn't happen.  We got the listing but the asking price was way out of our price range.  After seeing so many houses and coming up empty handed, our wonderful realtor asked if we would like to go and see it.  What could it hurt?  So, we went.  And I am so glad we did.

We instantly fell in love with the home.  It was immaculate.  Then I got discouraged seeing this beautiful home and knowing that we could not afford it.  Our realtor saw our excitement and encouraged us to put in an offer.  What was the worse that could happen~ they could say NO and we would continue our search.  Our lease would be up soon on our rental.  We agreed that if we needed to we would sign another year while we searched for our perfect dream home:)

We prayed on it and we knew that if this home was meant to be ours, it would be.  We made our offer and tried to patiently wait on their answer.  The time finally came, we got our answer and the answer was no.  I must confess, my heart sank when we found out that the owner could not accept our offer.  But then her counter offer came in and it was only a little bit more than our original offer.  We were excited :)  Best Friday the 13th ever :)

Now, the not so fun part~ moving all of our stuff out of the rental and into the new house.  We have taken out the seats in our van, loaded it up, drove over and unloaded :)  It has been an exhausting 2 weeks.  It probably makes since now, why my blog posts have been all over the place as far as time goes.  Some of my posts are up at my normal time while others haven't been up until 10pm because I lost track of time at the new house making a few minor repairs.

We have gotten all the little stuff out and now only have the furniture to go :)  If all goes according to plan, we should be able to rent a small Uhaul and haul the remaining stuff over this weekend~ how exciting :)

I would love to show you our new house and wish I had taken pictures of it before we moved all our stuff in.  Right now, there are boxes everywhere.  But I can show you a couple of my favorite things about our new house:

Dining Room Chandelier~ love it :)

Our nice big lanai

Our "jungle" backyard
My new washer and dryer
Yes, I am super excited about my new washer and dryer.  My inlaws have these and I love them.  The last time I went to Lowes, I priced them and was saving up for them.  That is until my van decided it needed some attention and all the money I had saved for the washer and dryer went to pay for the repairs :(  When we originally went over to look at the house, I noticed the owner was selling them at a ridiculous low price for both.  I offered to buy them, he told me that if we bought his house, he would leave them for us~ DONE :)  The family was so sweet and nice and I enjoyed chatting with them and getting to know them.

When we get settled and more organized, I will take more pictures and update everyone :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dial Coconut Water Bodywash Review & Giveaway

Introducing New Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango bodywash, the newest member of the Dial Coconut Water family.  Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango is the first of its kind to contain coconut water and refreshing mango for clean, healthy and hydrated skin.  Let the fresh hints of green coconut and tropical mango whisk your mind away to distant island shores without ever leaving your shower.

Coconut Water is a leading trend known to be rich in antioxidants and electrolytes that help provide replenishing hydration.  Mango is known for being nutrient rich and adds a touch of tropical freshness.
When I first got the Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango bodywash, the first thing I did was smell it.  I have a bad habit of smelling everything :)  And I LOVED what I smelled.  The mango smell is so fruity and refreshing.  I didn't want to wait until morning to test it out.

When I did test it out, the first thing I noticed is that it looks clear in the bottle.  The next thing I noticed was the nice thick, wonderful smelling bodywash.  I was impressed with all the bubbles it created.  It was luxurious and almost like a bubble bath in my shower.  I love it :)

Want to see if Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango bodywash is a good fit for your family?  I was blessed with 3 coupons good for a FREE bottle of Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango bodywash to give to my wonderful readers.  Just leave me a comment and you will be entered to win 1 coupon.

This giveaway will end on August 8, 2014.  Winners will be selected using random.org and notified by email.  Coupons will be mailed out on August 12, 2014.

Good Luck :)

 **Dial provided me with a sample of Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango bodywash in exchange for a product review.  However, all opinions expressed on my blog are my very own.**


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Our Shopping Day~ 07/27/2014

Even though I was super exhausted from the day before, I still managed to slide out of bed, make it to church and then go grocery shopping.  Luckily, it is the end of the month and we didn't need much.

Here are our shopping trip details:

Walgreens
$3.17- Trashbags

Save A Lot
$3.85- Grapes
$1.98- Bread- too tired to make bread :)
$5.83- Total

Walmart
$1.94- Paper Towels
$1.88- Sugar
$2.48- Creamer
$2.72- Lunchmeat
$0.89- Bananas
$10.03- Total

BJ's
$15.16- 4 gallons skim milk
$1.29- Lettuce
$16.45- Total


This shopping trip has been added to our July Monthly Spending post, where I keep track of what we spend for the month of July.  How did we do?  Did we go over our grocery budget or did we stay within?  Hop on over and find out :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Our Menu Plan for the week of 07/28/2014

We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Our weekend was super busy.  I am still exhausted from it.  I will give you all the details later this week, we have some super exciting news :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Oatmeal with honey and raisins X2
Pancakes X2
Dark Chocolate Granola X2
Scrambled eggs and Fruit

Lunch- Our usual
Salad with homemade ranch dressing and a banana for me and hubby
Sandwich with homemade bread, grapes and peanuts for everyone else

Dinner
Turkey burgers, Mac & Cheese and green beans
Cheesy Bean Dip with tortilla chips and corn
Baked Fish, brown rice and peas
BBQ Chicken Legs with mashed potatoes and green beans
Spaghetti with meatballs, corn and garlic bread
Grilled Cheese and Chicken Noodle Soup
Homemade Chicken Nuggets with Potato wedges and green beans

Snacks
Grapes
Pineapple
Carrots
Bananas
Watermelon
Popcorn

Friday, July 25, 2014

Walgreens deals for the week of 07/27/2014


Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupons
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 rolled out a program called Balance Rewards. You earn points you can later redeem. Click here to read more about this program.

Wexford 2 pocket folders- $0.10- Limit 10

Tide- $4.99
$2 Tide cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.50 Tide, Downy or Bounce cpn- 07/06 P&G 

Dawn- $0.99
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 07/06 P&G 

Herbal Essence- $6/2
$3/2 Herbal Essence cpn- 07/27 P&G

Nice eggs or Butterball turkey bacon- $0.99- Limit 4
$0.55 Buterball Turkey bacon or sausage cpn- 06/29 SS

Gatorade- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 6- Spend $6 and get 1000 points

Mushrooms or Mandarin Oranges- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna or Snow's chopped clams- $0.89 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Nice Olives- $0.89 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Hunts tomato sauce or Butterball Chicken Broth- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Windex, Pledge or Scrubbing Bubbles- $7/2 and get 1000 points
$0.50 Windex Touch Up cpn- 07/27 SS
$1/2 Windex cpn- 07/27 SS
$1/2 Pledge Furniture care cpn- 07/27 SS
$1.50 Pledge Floor cpn- 07/27 SS
$1/2 Scrubbing Bubble toilet cleaner cpn- 07/27 SS
$0.75 Scrubbing Bubbles All purpose cleaner with Fantastik cpn- 07/27 SS

Fantastik, Windex or wipes, Shout liquid or Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom spray- $6/2 and get 1000 points
$1/2 Windex cpn- 07/27 SS
$1/2 Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cpn- 07/27 SS 
$1/2 Shout cpn- 07/27 SS

AirWick oil refill 2pk, Freshmatic refills or Freshmatic Ultra Gadget- $9/2 and get 1000 points
$1 Air Wick refill twin pack or 2 single pack cpn- 07/27 SS
$1.50 Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra refill cpn- 07/27 SS

Nice trashbags- $2.99

Puffs or Kleenex- $0.99
$0.25/3 Puffs cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.25/3 Puffs cpn- 07/06 P&G
$0.50/3 Kleenex cpn- 07/13 SS

Xtra laundry- $1.49

Palmolive- $2.49
$0.50 Palmolive cpn- 07/27 SS 

Virgin Mobile Samsung Entro no contract phone- $14.99
Use $10 Walgreens in store cpn

Pens, Markers, Pencils, Uniball 207 gel pens, Sharpie 2pk, PaperMate Flair pens, Mechanical pencils or Inkjoy pens- $0.99

Wexford 1 subject notebook or sheet protectors- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford highlighter or scissors- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford sticky notes, page markers or ruler- $1/6 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Wexford glue or pencils- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford composition book or filler paper- $0.79

Spend $6 on Suave lotion, bodywash or deodorant and get 2000 points
$1 Suave kids hair or bodywash cpn- 07/27 RP
$0.25 Suave deodorant cpn- 07/27 RP 

Spend $15 on Eucerin or Aquaphor baby, skin or lip and get $8 RR

Loreal Advanced- $7.98/2 and get 2000 points
$3/2 Loreal Advanced cpn- 07/27 RP

Purell- $2.99
Use $1 Walgreens in store cpn
$1/2 Purell cpn- 07/27 SS

Carmex cream or lotion- $2.99 and get 2000 points

Schick Quattro, Xtreme 3 or Slim twin disposables- $6.99
$2 Schick Xtreme 3, ST2, ST3, Slim Twin or Quattro disposable cpn- 07/27 SS
$2 Schick Quattro men or woman disposable cpn- 07/13 SS 

Oral B Complete toothbrush or floss picks, Crest toothpaste or Glide floss- $2.99 and get $1 RR
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/27 P&G

$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/13 RP

$0.50 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G
$1/2 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G
$2/3 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G

Speed Stick Gear deodorant- $7/2
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Speed Stick Gear deodorant or body spray cpn- 07/27 SS 

Mitchum- $2.99
$2 Mitchum cpn- 07/27 SS

Mitchum Clinical- $5.99
$2 Mitchum cpn- 07/27 SS

Colgate toothpaste 2pk or mouthwash- $5.99 and get $2 RR
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.50 Crest rinse cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/13 RP
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 07/13 RP 
$0.50 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G
$1/2 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G
$2/3 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 06/15 RP


Clean & Clear- $5.99
Use $2 Walgreens in store cpn
$1 Clean & Clear cpn- 07/27 SS

Visine- $4.49 and get 1000 points
$1.50 Visine cpn- 07/27 RP

Milk gallon- $3.29- Limit 2

Folgers Coffee- $2.99 ~ Decaf- $3.99
$0.25 Folgers cpn- 06/29 RP

Colgate 360 toothbrush, toothpaste or Optic White mouthwash- $2.99 and get $2 RR
$0.50 Colgate manual toothbrush cpn- 07/27 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 07/27 SS

$2 Colgate mouthwash or rinse cpn- 07/27 SS

CVS deals for the week of 07/27/2014

Don't forget to....
1) Go to cvs.com/email 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:)

Tide- $5.94
$2 Tide cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.50 Tide, Downy or Bounce cpn- 07/06 P&G 

Pepsi 12pk- $9/2 and get $2  ECB

Tampax Pearl, Radiant tampons, Always Infinity, Radiant pads or liners- $4.49
$2 Tampax Pearl or Radiant cpn- 07/27 P&G
$2 Tampax Pearl or Radiant cpn- 07/06 P&G
$1 Tampax cpn- 07/06 P&G
$0.50 Always pad, liners or wipes cpn- 07/27 P&G
$1.50/2 Always pads, liners or wipes cpn- 07/27 P&G
$3/3 Always pads, liners or wipes cpn- 07/27 P&G
$2 Always Radiant or Infinity cpn- 07/06 P&G
$1 Always pad or liner cpn- 07/06 P&G 

Pantene- $8/2
$3/2 Pantene cpn- 07/27 P&G
$3/2 Pantene cpn- 07/06 P&G 

Kellogg cereal- $1.97
$1/3 Kellogg Krave, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Honey Smacks or Frosted mini wheats cpn- 07/27 RP
$1/2 Kellogg Frosted mini wheats cpn- 07/27 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Special K Chocolate Almond Granola cereal cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Rocky Mountain Chocolate Almond cereal cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Rice Krispies Multi Grain cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Krave Smore cereal cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Jif PB cereal cpn- 07/13 RP
/$0.70 Kellogg mini wheat touch of fruit raisin cereal cpn- 07/13 RP

Eggs dozen- $1.69

Spend $15 on Duracell and get $5 ECB
$0.50 Duracell cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.50 Duracell cpn- 07/06 P&G 

Arm & Hammer liquid laundry- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$2/2 Arm & Hammer cpn- 07/13 SS

Suave bodywash- $1.49
$1 Suave kids hair or bodywash cpn- 07/13 RP

Revlon Core, Perfumerie or Top Speed nail color- $4.99
$3  Revlon nail cpn- 07/27 SS

Revlon Gel Envy or Brilliant Strength nail color- $6.49
$3 Revlon nail cpn- 07/27 SS

Buy 2 Physicians Formula cosmetics and get $8 ECB

Spend $15 on Loreal lip, nail, foundation, powder, blush or concealer and get $5 ECB
$2 Loreal face cosmetic cpn- 07/13 RP

Dove bodywash- $5.49
$1 Dove bodywash cpn- 07/27 RP

Head & Shoulders- $10/2
$5/2 Head & Shoulders cpn- 07/27 P&G

Spend $20 on Nexxus and get $10 ECB

Loreal Advanced- $8/2
$3/2 Loreal Advanced cpn- 07/27 RP

Bic disposable- $6.99 and get $1 ECB
$3 Bic disposable cpn- 07/27 SS

Mitchum- $2.99
$2 Mitchum cpn- 07/27 SS

Spend $10 on Colgate single pack manual toothbrush, Total paste, rinse, Softsoap bodywash, liquid hand soap, Irish Spring Gear bodywash, bar 6pk, Speed Stick Gear deodorant and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate manual toothbrush cpn- 07/27 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 07/27 SS

$2 Colgate mouthwash or rinse cpn- 07/27 SS
$0.75 Softsoap bodywash cpn- 07/27 SS
$0.35 Softsoap liquid hand soap cpn- 07/27 SS
$1 Irish Spring Gear bodywash cpn- 07/27 SS
$1 Irish Spring bar cpn- 07/27 SS
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Speed Stick Gear deodorant or body spray cpn- 07/27 SS

Crest ProHealth, 3D White Luxe, Clinical toothpaste, ProFlex toothbrush, ProHealth rinse or Sensi Relief- $4.79 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.50 Crest rinse cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/13 RP
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 07/13 RP 
$0.50 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G
$1/2 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G
$2/3 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 06/15 RP
$1 Crest Be or Sensi Relief toothpaste cpn- 06/15 RP

Crest Complete, ProHealth, 3D White toothpaste, Scope Outlast, 3D White or ProHealth Tarter- $3.99
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.50 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G
$1/2 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G
$2/3 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G
$1 Scope cpn- 07/27 P&G

Colgate mouthwash- $5.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Crest rinse cpn- 07/27 P&G
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 07/13 RP 
$0.50 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G
$1/2 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G
$2/3 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 06/15 RP

Oral B CrossAction Power toothbrush or refill- $5.99 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2
$2 Oral B power toothbrush cpn- 07/27 P&G

Zantac- $8.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 3
$4 Zantac cpn- 07/27 SS

Nature Made Vitamelts- $8.49 and get $5 ECB

Spend $10 on Maybelline face. eye or lip and get $3 ECB

Puffs- $0.99- Limit 6
$0.25/3 Puffs cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.25/3 Puffs cpn- 07/06 P&G 

Dawn- $0.99- Limit 6
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 07/06 P&G 

7UP, A&W, Canada Dry or Sunkist 2L- $0.99
Use $0.30 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Adventures in Container Gardening

Oh my~ I can't believe it has been 4 months since my last gardening post :(  You are probably wondering how many containers I have left.

Well, let's see, when I first started this wacky container gardening idea, I originally started with 8 beautiful blue container and a lot of hopes and dreams :)

By March, my brown thumb had invaded and my garden has shrunk to 4 containers but still going strong.

So, how many do you think I have left?

Surprisingly, I have 3 containers left, for now.  One of them looks like it may be coming to an end :(
My 3 lovely containers- the lonely 3

Cherry tomato

Cherry tomato blossoms

My poor poor regular tomato plant not looking so good:(

Green peppers going strong

More Green Peppers on the same plant :)
I wish I knew my neighbors better.  They planted a garden in the ground and there garden is growing fast.  I would love to know their gardening secrets.

I am scoping out a spot at the new house to plant my very own in ground garden.  Maybe that is my issue here, the plants are not liking the containers.  Maybe they want to stretch out :)  Who knows.  But when I get my garden planted at the new house, I will surely let you know :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic~ July 26, 2014

YAY!!  Lowe's is back to Build & Grow Clinics 2 Saturdays a month- my boys are super excited :)

Lowes will be hosting a Build & Grow Clinic on July 26th at 10am.  My younger boys love doing them and the older ones love helping the younger ones with their project:)

If you are looking for a great free activity that you can do with your kids- you should check out the Lowes Build & Grow Clinics. Little Michael and Nathan love them. They love being able to do hands on projects with our help.
To sign up for this Build & Grow Clinic, simply go to the Lowes Build & Grow Clinic website, which they have redone to make it more user friendly. I am loving this new website. You register all your information. Then when you visit the website to sign up for an upcoming clinic, all you have to do is sign in and check which kids you are signing up. Don't forget to print and sign the waiver. And you and your child(ren) are ready for a really cool FREE hands on project.

Once you and your child(ren) complete the project they will receive a neat patch to put on their Lowes Build & Grow apron. If this is your first clinic, your child(ren) will receive a free Lowes Build & Grow apron and goggles:) The more clinics you do, the more patches you get to put on your kids apron and they can show them off with pride:)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Our Shopping Day~ 07/20&21/2014

Normally, Sunday after lunch, one of the older boys and I head out to do our weekly shopping.  Well, this Sunday, my van decided it was done and left me stranded.  Luckily, we were only 6 minutes from the house, so Michael didn't have far to come and rescue me:)  After finally getting my van back Monday late afternoon, I decided we really should get the rest of our grocery shopping done.  Especially, since we were completely out of milk and a few other odds and ends.

Here is our 2 day shopping adventure details:

CVS
$0.79- Just the Basics paper towels
-0.79- Just the Basics paper towels CVS Coupon Center cpn
$0.00- Total :)

Winn Dixie
$2.00- Green Leaf Lettuce

Publix
$2.99- Pineapple
$4.44- Grapes
$7.43
-1.00 Pineapple Publix cpn
$6.43- Total

Walgreens
$6.58- 2 gallons skim milk

Save A Lot
$1.98- Bread
$1.98- Spaghetti sauce
$2.34- Mac & Cheese
$1.59- Peaches
$2.99- Watermelon
$10.88- Total

BJ's
$5.97- Hamburger buns
$3.99- Land O Lakes eggs
$4.59- Organic Tortilla chips
$14.55- Total

Walmart
$6.86- Frozen veggies
$2.48- Creamer
$3.17- Qtips
$1.68- Carrots
$2.72- Lunchmeat
$1.98- Salsa
$1.58- Potatoes
$2.48-Canola Oil
$5.78- Plums
$1.91- Bananas
$30.83- Total

This shopping trip has been added to our July Monthly Spending post, where I keep track of what we spend for the month of July.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Menu Plan for the week of 07/21/2014

How was everyone's weekend?  Our weekend was crazy but not our normal crazy.  We are getting so close to closing on our new house- yay :)  We trying to get stuff packed up, to make our move easier.  On my normal Sunday shopping day yesterday, my van left me stranded in a parking lot.  Wasn't that nice?  I didn't think so at the time, with a heat index of 102 degrees.  Come to found out my alternator went out- lovely.  So, my van spent all day at the mechanics getting fixed and loved on today:)  I never realized how much I need my van until I had to go a whole day without it- not fun :(

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Oatmeal with honey and raisins X2
Pancakes X2
Dark Chocolate Granola X2
Scrambled eggs and Fruit

Lunch- Our usual
Salad with homemade ranch dressing and a banana for me and hubby
Sandwich with homemade bread, grapes and peanuts for everyone else

Dinner
Spaghetti and Meatballs with green beans and garlic bread
Veggie burgers with Mac & Cheese and corn
Cheesy Chicken Tortillas and peas
Chicken Noodle Soup with grilled cheese
Chicken Nuggets with Mac & Cheese and green beans
Shredded BBQ Chicken with green beans
Pizza- we are going to attempt to make a stuffed crust pizza- wish us luck :)

Snacks
Watermelon
Peaches
Plums
Raisins
Bananas
Carrot sticks
Grapes
Popcorn

Friday, July 18, 2014

Staples Back to School deals for the week of 07/20/2014

Staples paper ream- $7.79 and get $3.80 Easy Rebate
Use $1.99 in ad cpn

Staples 1" View Binder- $3.99
Bring in old binder and get $2 Binder Recycle Credit towards new binder

Staples poly 1 subject notebook- $0.50

Epson Photo Paper- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE

Staples pencils 12pk- $0.68

Staples dual dome pencil sharpener- $0.68

Staples glue sticks 4pk- $1.25

2 Pocket paper folder- $0.15

Stapes composition book- $0.50

Staples filler paper- $0.82

Crayola markers or color pencils- $0.97

Staples 1 subject notebook- $0.17

Staples wood ruler- $0.25

Staples glue- $0.39

Staples index cards- $0.48

Crayola crayons- $0.50

Slider pencil case- $0.75

Staples 3pk pink erasers- $0.96

Staples pink cap erasers- $0.96

Bic Cristal ballpoint pens- $1

Bic Mechanical pencils 5pk- $1

Staples filler or graph paper- $1.76

Office Max/ Office Depot Back to School deals for the week of 07/20/2014

Scholastic or Office Max glue- $0.25- Limit 3

2 hole manual pencil sharpener- $0.25- Limit 3

Office Depot 3 pack or Office Max 5 pack Beveled erasers- $0.25- Limit 3

Poly Snap envelopes- $0.25- Limit 3

Office Max or Office Depot paper ream- $7.29 and get $6.29 Rebate- Limit 2 rebates

Post It super sticky notes 3 pack- $1- Limit 3

Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping tape with dispenser- $1- Limit 3

Permanent Self Adhesive reinforcement labels- $1

Sandwich or gallon bags- $1

Office Max or Office Depot poly index card box with 100 cards- $1

Pencil pouch- $1

Scotch glue- $1


Walgreens deals for the week of 07/20/2014

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupons
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 rolled out a program called Balance Rewards. You earn points you can later redeem. Click here to read more about this program.

Plastic supply box, single Sharpie, Wexford pencils, Composition book or binder- $0.69

Crayola crayons, markers or color pencils- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE

Milk gallon- $3.29- Limit 2

Gatorade- $6/6 and get 1000 points

Capri Sun- $4/2 and get 2000 points

General Mills Nature Valley bar or thins, Fiber One cereal, bars or brownies- $5/2 and get 1000 points
$0.75 GM Fiber One Streusel bar cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.50/2 Nature Valley Granola bars, thins, Soft Oatmeal Squares or Breakfast biscuits cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.50 GM Fiber One Chewy bars, 90 calorie products, Protein chewy bars, Streusel bars or One Meal bars cpn- 06/22 SS
$0.50 Nature Valley Granola bars, thins, Soft Oatmeal Squares or Breakfast biscuits cpn- 06/08 SS

Dentyne Ice, Eclipse, Trident, Stride, Wrigleys, Orbit or Extra- $4/2 and get 1000 points

Glade air fresheners- $5.50/2 and get $1.50 RR
$1 Glade Wax Melt warmer cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.55 Glade Wax Melts refill cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.55 Glade Premium room spray cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.75 Glade oil refill or 2 single refill cpn- 07/13 SS
$2 Glade Scented Customizable starter kit cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.55 Glade jar candle cpn- 07/13 SS
$2 Glade Automatic spray starter kit cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.75 Glade Automatic spray refill cpn- 07/13 SS 


Sunny Smile paper plates- $0.99

Ajax dish- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford 2 pocket folder with prongs, mini memo or composition books- $1/6

Wexford flexible protractor or Index cards- $0.29 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Elmer glue- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Wexford Index tab dividers or sheet protectors- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Wexford mini highlighter or erasers- $1/4 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Bic pens- $0.99

Fiskar scissors- $0.99

Wexford dry erase markers 4pk or Pilot Touch Retractable pens- $0.99

Spend $15 on Cover Girl cosmetics and get $3 RR
$4/2 Cover Girl lip cpn- 07/06 P&G
$3 Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara cpn- 07/06 P&G
$3 Cover Girl + Olay cpn- 07/06 P&G 

Almay mascara or eye make up remover- $5.99 and get $3 RR

Colgate toothbrush, toothpaste or Total Advanced mouthwash- $7/2 and get $3 RR
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 07/13 SS
$1 Colgate mouthwash or rinse cpn- 06/29 SS

Clairol Nice & Easy hair color- $6.99 and get $2 RR
$2 Clairol box color cpn- 07/06 P&G 

Puracyn Wound & Skin care- $10 and get $10 RR

Hydrogen Peroxide- $1/3 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Johnson & Johnson wrap, pads, guaze or tape, Band Aid, Neosporin or Benadryl cream- $3.99~ Buy 2 and get 3000 points

Virmax male enhancement- $9 and get $9 RR

Sunny Smile paper towels or toilet paper- $5/10 with in ad cpn- Limit 10

Mars candy- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Oral B toothpaste,Scope mouthwash, Crest toothpaste or ProHealth mouthwash- $9/3 and get $4 RR
$0.75 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrush cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/13 RP
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.50 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 RP 
$1/2 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 RP 
$2/3 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 RP
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 06/15 RP 

Arm & Hammer laundry detergent- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$2/2 Arm & Hammer laundry cpn- 07/13 SS

Reach Complete Care Triple angle, Advanced Design or Total Care toothbrush- $2.99 and get $2 RR

Lays or Doritos- $5/2 and get 1000 points

CVS deals for the week of 07/20/2014

Don't forget to....
1) Go to cvs.com/email 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
This week's CVS Coupon Center cpn is $0.79 Just the Basics Paper Towel single roll cpn = FREE single roll of paper towels :)
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:)

Gain dish liquid- $0.88- Limit 6

Cole 12 pk cans- $7/2 and get $1 ECB

Gatorade or Aquafins FlavorSplash- $0.88- Limit 6

Duracell- $11.99 and get $2 ECB
$0.50 Duracell cpn- 07/06 P&G

Buy 2 Sally Hansen cosmetics and get $5 ECB
$5 Sally Hansen nail polish kit cpn- 07/13 RP
$1 Sally Hansen nail color cpn- 07/13 RP 

Spend $15 on Cover Girl cosmetics and get $5 ECB
$4/2 Cover Girl lip cpn- 07/06 P&G
$3 Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara cpn- 07/06 P&G
$3 Cover Girl + Olay cpn- 07/06 P&G 

Dial bar 3pk or Complete hand wash- $4/2 and get $2 ECB

Dial bodywash, bar 6pk, Right Guard, Dry Idea or Total Defense bodywash- $6/2 and get $2 ECB
$2 Dry Idea Stain Clear deodorant cpn- 06/15 RP
$2/2  Tone or Right Guard bodywash or 6pk bar cpn- 07/13 RP
$1.50 Right Guard Xtreme Clear or Clinical Clear cpn- 07/13RP
$2/2 Right Guard Total Defense 5 or Xtreme deodorant cpn- 07/13 RP

Colgate Total, Total mouthwash, Slim Soft or 360 floss tip toothbrush- $5.98/2 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 07/13 SS
$1 Colgate mouthwash or rinse cpn- 06/29 SS 

Oral B stain erasing toothbrush + Crest 3D Whitestrips value pack- $9.99 and get $4 ECB- Limit 2

Spend $10 on Crest ProHealth, 3D White Luxe, Clinical toothpaste, ProFlex toothbrush, ProHealth Complete or Clinical rinse and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/13 RP
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.50 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 RP 
$1/2 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 RP 
$2/3 Oral B Glide floss or picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 RP
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 06/15 RP

Spend $10 on Listerine, Reach or Rembrandt and get $5 ECB

Buy 2 Aveeno or Benadryl anti itch and get $5 ECB

Just the Basics paper towel single roll- $0.79
Use $0.79 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Spend $10 on Maybelline face, eye or lip and get $3 ECB
$2 Maybelline New York mascara cpn- 06/01 RP

Kellogg Special K cereal or bars- $1.99- Limit 4
$0.70 Kellogg Special K Chocolate Almond cereal cpn- 07/13 RP

Hershey, Mars Chocolate, Starburst, Skittles, Necco wafers, Mentos rolls or Air Head Xtreme- $0.77- Limit 6
$0.50/2 Starburst, Skittles or Lifesaver gummies cpn- 06/01 RP

Spend $20 on Colgate Optic White and get $10 ECB
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 07/13 SS
$1 Colgate mouthwash or rinse cpn- 06/29 SS 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Smore's in a Cup recipe :)

I learned this nifty recipe while at Vacation Bible School.  The kids at VBS loved it, so I decided to test it out on my boys :)

Smore's In A Cup
4 Cups of Golden Grahams cereal
2 Cups Mini Marshmallows
1 Cup Chocolate Chips~ I used dark chocolate chips
 Now for the most difficult park:  Dump all the ingredients in a gallon zip lock bag:
Now, shake, shake, shake :)  Put some in a bowl or cup and enjoy:)
This is a great on the go snack~ put some in a small zip baggie and take it with you :)

My boys give Smore's in a Cup a very messy chocolatey 2 thumbs up :)



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Our Shopping Day~ 07/13/2014

Shopping the day after our Respite Night may not be such a great idea.  We were so tired just trying to pull ourselves out of bed for church Sunday morning.  Respite Night is so awesome and is a blessing to so many families but given a super active kid and you are literally running most of the evening.  I wish I had just a tiny bit of the energy some of these have :)

Here are our shopping trip details:

Winn Dixie
$2.01- Asparagus

Publix
$1.99- Lindsay Olives
$0.00- Lindsay Olives
$1.99- Lindsay Olives
$0.00- Lindsay Olives
$4.38- Grapes
$8.36
-1/2 Lindsay Olives printable cpn
-1/2 Lindsay Olives printable cpn
$6.36- Total

BJ's
$1.29- Lettuce
$1.99- Hot Dog buns
$1.99- Hamburger buns
$1.59- Bananas
$6.86- Total

Save A Lot
$15.16- (4) gallons skim milk
$1.12- Peaches
$0.74- Plums
$5.98- Butter
$23.00- Total

Walmart
$6.48- Coconut Oil
$2.12- Sea Salt
$1.78- Grape Jam
$4.42- Honey
$2.48- Creamer
$0.88- Chopped Onion
$2.44- Dark Chocolate Chips
$2.72- Lunchmeat
$2.00- Hot Dogs
$1.96- Frozen Veggies
$2.67- Luigi's Ice
$0.00- Luigi's Ice- ad matched to Winn Dixie
$3.97- Weight Watcher's Yogurt Pops
$0.00- Weight Watcher's Chocolate Bars- ad matched to Winn Dixie
$3.97- Weight Watcher's Toffee Bars
$0.00- Weight Watcher's Frozen Candy Ice Cream Bars- ad matched to Winn Dixie
$2.98- Golden Grahams
$0.00- Golden Grahams- ad matched to Publix
$2.98- Reese's Puffs
$0.00- Reese's Puffs- ad matched to Publix
$1.36- New York Texas Toast croutons
$0.00- New York Texas Toast croutons- ad matched to Publix
$1.36- New York Texas Toast croutons
$0.00- New York Texas Toast croutons- ad matched to Publix
$2.42- New York Garlic Toast
$0.00- New York Garlic Toast- ad matched to Winn Dixie
$2.28- Pepperidge Farm Garlic Toast
$0.00- Pepperidge Farm Garlic Toast- ad matched to Winn Dixie
$51.27
-0.60 Reese's Puffs printable cpn
-0.60 Reese's Puffs printable cpn
-0.85 Golden Grahams printable cpn
-0.85 Golden Grahams printable cpn
-3/2 Weight Watcher's Frozen printable cpn
-3/2 Weight Watcher's Frozen printable cpn
$42.37- Total

This shopping trip has been added to our July Monthly Spending post, where I keep track of what we spend for the month of July.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Our Menu Plan for the week of 07/14/2014

We hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  We didn't do much over the weekend.  We did the Lowe's Build & Grow event on Saturday morning and did came home and chilled out.  We knew we were going to need our energy later that evening for our monthly Respite Night :)  We had a blast being a buddy :)

Here is our menu plan for this weeek:

Breakfast
Cereal X3
Oatmeal  with honey and raisins X2
Pancakes X2

Lunch- Our usual
Salad with homemade ranch dressing and a banana for me and hubby
Sandwich with homemade bread, grapes and peanuts for everyone else

Dinner
Al Fresco Chicken Sausage on buns with green beans
Beef Burgers with Mac & Cheese and green beans
Nathan's Birthday :)~ he has decided he wants pizza
Spaghetti with meatballs and corn
Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole with peas- recipe found in Laura's Oh For Real cookbook :)
Beefy Enchilada Bake with corn
Cheeseburger Pasta with green beans

Snacks
Fruit Salad- Strawberries, grapes and watermelon
Raisins
Peaches
Plums
Popcorn
Peanuts

Friday, July 11, 2014

Staples Back to School Deals for the week of 07/13/2014

Staples 1 subject notebook- $0.17

Staples wood ruler- $0.25

Staples glue- $0.39

Crayola crayons- $0.50

Slider pencil case- $0.75

Crayola color pencils- $0.97

Staples filler or graph paper- $1.76

Bic Mechanical 5pk pencils- $1

Bic Cristal ball pens 10pk- $1

Sharpie 2pk- $1.99 and get $1.99 Easy Rebate

Staples 1" Binder- $3.99
Bring in old binder and get $2 recycle credit towards new binder

Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pencil sharpener- $0.99

Spongebob or TMNT 2 pocket folder- $0.99

Spongebob or TMNT 2 pk erasers- $1

Office Depot/ Office Max Back to School deals for the week of 07/13/2014

Scholastic or Office Max 4pk glue sticks- $0.25- Limit 3

Scissors- $0.25- Limit 3

Sharpie singles- $0.25- Limit 10

Scholastic crayons- $0.25- Limit 3

Post It Super Sticky Die Cut notes- $1

3 hole punch- $1

Office Depot or Office Max Poly Cover 1 subject notebook- $1

Office Depot 12pk or Office Max 25pk erasers- $1- Limit 3

Office Depot or Office Max 12pk pencils- $1

Walgreens deals for the week of 07/13/2014

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupons
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 rolled out a program called Balance Rewards. You earn points you can later redeem. Click here to read more about this program.

Nestle candy singles- $0.39- Limit 6
$0.50/2 Nestle Girl Scout or Crunch singles cpn- 07/13 SS

Purex- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE

Kraft Mac & Cheese- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Gatorade- $6/6 with in ad cpn and get 1000 points- Limit 6

Schweppes Seltzer Water- $1 and get $1 RR

Quaker or Kellogg cereal- $1.99
$0.70 Kellogg Special K Chocolate Almond cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Rocky Mountain Chocolate Almond cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Rice Krispy Grain shapes cereal cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Krave Smore cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Jif PB cereal cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Frosted Mini Wheats Touch of Fruit cpn- 07/13 RP
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 06/01Rp- EXPIRES 07/13

Sugar Free Trident or Stride- $2/3~ Spend $6 and get 2000 points

Gain or Tide Pods- $4.99
$2.50/2 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables, Bounce Bursts or Gain Fireworks cpn- 07/13 RP
$1 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables, Bounce Bursts or Gain Fireworks cpn- 07/13 RP
$3/2 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables or Gain Fireworks cpn- 07/06 P&G
$2 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables or Gain Fireworks cpn- 07/06 P&G

Tilex, Formula 409, Pine Sol, Clorox cleaners or disinfectants- $6/2 and get 1000 points

Palmolive or Scotch Brite scrub sponge- $0.99

Nice or Kleenex- $0.99
$0.50/3 Kleenex cpn- 07/13 SS

Glade Plug In 2pk refill or Automatic spray refill- $4.99 and get 1000 points
$0.75 Glade scented oil refill or 2 single refill cpn- 07/13SS
$0.75 Glade Automatic Spray refill cpn- 07/13 SS

Penway crayons, Wexford tab dividers, 1 subject notebooks, pencils or scissors- $0.49

Wexford filler paper, Composition book or Penway color pencils- $0.79

Wexford highlighters or 2 pocket folders- $1/7 with in ad cpn- Limit 7

Vidal Sassoon- $3.99
$1 Vidal Sassoon cpn- 07/06 P&G
$2 Vidal Sassoon cpn- 06/08 SS

Garnier Nutrisse- $6.99
$2 Ganier Nutrisse cpn- 07/13 RP
$2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 06/15 RP 

Fructis- $6/2
$1 Fructis cpn- 07/13 RP
$1 Fructis cpn- 06/01 RP 

Schick Hydro disposable or razor- $9.99
$2 Schick Hydro Silk razor cpn- 07/13 SS
$2 Schick Hydro Silk disposable cpn- 07/13 SS
$2 Schick Hydro cpn- 07/13 SS
$2 Schick Hydro disposable cpn- 07/13 SS
$4 Schick Hydro cpn- 06/08 SS
$4 Schick Hydro disposable cpn- 06/08 SS 

Edge, Skintimate or Schick Hydro shave gel- $5/2
$1/2 Edge shave cpn- 07/13 SS
$1/2 Edge shave cpn- 06/08 SS
$1/2 Skintimate shave cpn- 07/13 SS
$1/2 Skintimate shave cpn- 06/15 SS
$1/2 Schick Hydro shave cpn- 07/13 SS
$1/2 Schick Hydro shave cpn- 06/08 SS 

Right Guard or Tone bodywash- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$2/2 Right Guard or Tone bodywash or bar cpn- 07/13 RP

Gillette Venus or Fusion ProGlide Flexball razor- $9.99 and get $1 RR
$3 Gillette Venus or Daisy disposable cpn- 07/13 RP

Spend $12 on Colgate Optic White toothpaste, toothbrush with pen or mouthwash and get 3000 points
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 07/13 SS 
$1 Colgate mouthwash or rinse cpn- 06/29 SS 

Centrum- $9.99
$4 Centrum Silver cpn- 07/13 RP
$4 Centrum cpn- 07/13 RP
$4 Centrum Flavor Burst, Chewables or Liquid cpn- 07/13 RP
$2 Centrum Specialist cpn- 06/01 RP
$2 Centrum ProNutrients cpn- 05/04 RP 

Aleve- $5.99
$2 Aleve cpn- 07/13 RP

Bausch & Lomb Soothe- $7.99
$4 Bausch & Lomb Soothe cpn- 07/13 SS

Arizona tea or drink- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

General Mills cereal- $6/3
$0.50 General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios or Medley cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.50 General Mills Chex cpn- 07/13 SS
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.75 General Mills Fiber One cpn- 06/29 SS
$1 General Mills Cheerios Protein cpn- 06/29 SS
$0.50 General Mills Cheerios cpn- 06/29 SS

Crest ProHealth mouthwash or Fixodent- $4.49 and get $2.50 RR
$0.50 Oral B Glide floss, picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 07/13 RP
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 06/15 RP 
$1 Fixodent cpn- 07/13 RP

Right Guard or Dry Idea- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$1.50 Right Guard Xtreme or Clinical cpn- 07/13 RP
$2/2 Right Guard Total Defense 5 or Xtreme cpn- 07/13 RP
$2 Right Guard Xtreme Clear or Clinical cpn- 06/15 RP- EXPIRES 07/13
$$2/2 Right Guard Total Defense 5 or Xtreme cpn- 06/15 RP- EXPIRES 07/13
$2 Dry Idea StainClear cpn- 06*15 RP


CVS deals for the week of 07/13/2014

Don't forget to....
1) Go to cvs.com/email 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:)

Palmolive or Renuzit- $0.99

Kleenex- $0.99
$0.50/3 Kleenex cpn- 07/13 SS

Cheerios- $6/2 and get $1 ECB
$0.50 Honey Nut Cheerios or Honey Nut Cheerios Medley cpn- 07/13 SS
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn - 07/13 SS
$0.50 Cheerios cpn- 06/22 SS 

Xtra detergent- $1.99

Spend $15 on Maybelline face, eye or lip and get $5 ECB
$2 Maybelline New York mascara cpn- 06/01 RP
Use $4/12 cosmetic purchase CVS Coupon Center cpn 

Buy 2 Physicians Formula cosmetics and get $10 ECB
Use $4/12 cosmetic purchase CVS Coupon Center cpn 

Colgate MaxClean, White or Fresh toothpaste- $2.99 and get $1 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 07/13 SS 

Spend $10 on Crest Sensi-Relief and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.50 Oral B Glide floss, picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G
$1 Crest Be or Sensi Relief toothpaste cpn- 06/15 RP 

Crest ProHealth, Complete, Clinical toothpaste, Scope Outlast, ProHealth rinse or ProFlex toothbrush- $3.74
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.50 Oral B Glide floss, picks, Crest toothpaste or rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 07/13 RP
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 06/15 RP

Garnier Nutrisse hair color- $6.99
$2 Ganier Nutrisse cpn- 07/13 RP
$2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 06/15 RP 

Fructis hair care- $6/2
$1 Fructis cpn- 07/13 RP
$1 Fructis cpn- 06/01 RP 

Loreal Feria or Preference color- $8.99
$2 Loreal Feria cpn- 07/13 RP
$5/2 Loreal Preference cpn- 07/13 RP
$2 Loreal Preference cpn- 07/13 RP 

Spend $12 on Aveeno, Benadryl anti itch, Band Aid or Neosporin and get $5 ECB
$3/2 Benandryl or topical cpn- 06/08 SS
$1 Benadryl or topical cpn- 06/08 SS 

Edy's, Haagen Dazs, Skinny Cow, Drumstick, Crunch or Fruit bars- $12/3 and get $4 ECB

General Mills cereal or South Beach Good to go bars- $1.88- Limit 6
$0.50 General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios or Medley cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.50 General Mills Chex cpn- 07/13 SS
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.75 General Mills Fiber One cpn- 06/29 SS
$1 General Mills Cheerios Protein cpn- 06/29 SS
$0.50 General Mills Cheerios cpn- 06/29 SS

Softsoap hand soap- $1.88
Use $1 Softsoap CVS Coupon Center cpn

Spend $15 on Sally Hansen cosmetics and get $5 ECB
$5 Sally Hansen Gel Polish Kit cpn- 07/13 RP
$1 Sally Hansen nail color cpn- 07/13 RP
Use $4/12 cosmetic purchase CVS Coupon Center cpn

Spend $15 on Loreal foundation, powder, blush, concealer or eye and get $5 ECB
$1 Loreal eye shadow or liner cpn- 07/13 RP
$1 Loreal eye cpn- 07/13 RP
$2 Loreal face cosmetic cpn- 07/13 RP 
Use $4/12 cosmetic purchase CVS Coupon Center cpn 

Tide or Gain- $4.94
$2.50/2 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables, Bounce Bursts or Gain Fireworks cpn- 07/13 RP
$1 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables, Bounce Bursts or Gain Fireworks cpn- 07/13 RP
$3/2 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables or Gain Fireworks cpn- 07/06 P&G
$2 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables or Gain Fireworks cpn- 07/06 P&G

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Our 4th of July Fun

How was your July 4th?

We had a nice 4th of July.  I had the whole day planned out :)  My plans were to have dinner, take the boys to the Splash Pad and then around 8pm, change their clothes and head on down to see the fireworks by the water.  That is how I envisioned the day to go :)

4th of July cookout's seem big around here.  Did you have a cook out for the 4th?  I asked the boys what they wanted for dinner.  Their choices were burgers on the grill or spaghetti & meatballs.  They chose spaghetti and meatballs.  I was way off on that one~ I thought for sure they would choose burgers, but I was wrong :)

I can't remember what happened for dinner to be so late.  By the time we got the boys ready to go, we had no time to go to the Splash Pad.  They were bummed but were excited to see fireworks.  I told the boys that we could go to the Splash Pad the next day.  Little did I know that a huge icky storm would hit and not allow us to go to the Splash Pad :(  Got to love this crazy Florida weather :)

The town of Cape Coral closed down the Cape Coral bridge.  They were going to shoot fireworks off the bridge- so cool :)

We finally got there- traffic wasn't too terribly bad.  After our "mile" walk to the bridge (it felt more like 5 miles), we found a place to sit and wait for it to get dark.
Little Michael's, I am so excited to see fireworks, face :)
The walk was too much for Nathan :)
I never thought I would be seeing fireworks so close to the water- the palm trees were a nice touch :)
 Finally the time came for the awesome fireworks show.  They said it was timed to music, but the timing was way off.  But that is ok, the fireworks were awesome.  Fireworks over the water were beautiful :)  Hubby wishes we had a boat now.

I like this one- it reminds me of a jellyfish :)



Little Michael was laying down and in awe of the fireworks :)
Michael and Nathan relaxing and watching the fireworks

We had a great time.  Now, the hike back to the van seemed so much longer since everyone was going in the same direction.  Traffic was horrible but what can you expect.  Everyone was trying to get home.  We didn't get home until 11pm and were greeted by our neighbors firework display.  If I had of known that that they had their own display, we may have stayed home and watched them in the comforts of our own front yard.

We were in awe at the fireworks that were shot in our neighborhood.  Way more than simple sparklers and the small stuff we could get in Virginia :)

Thanks to the storm that rolled through Saturday and Sunday, we were unable to go anywhere.  So, this was our Family Fun Adventure.  If the weather ever makes up its mind, what it is going to do, we can plan our next Family Fun Adventure :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic~ July 12, 2014

YAY!!  Lowe's is back to Build & Grow Clinics 2 Saturdays a month- my boys are super excited :)

Lowes will be hosting a Build & Grow Clinic on July 12th at 10am.  My younger boys love doing them and the older ones love helping the younger ones with their project:)

If you are looking for a great free activity that you can do with your kids- you should check out the Lowes Build & Grow Clinics. Little Michael and Nathan love them. They love being able to do hands on projects with our help.

To sign up for this Build & Grow Clinic, simply go to the Lowes Build & Grow Clinic website, which they have redone to make it more user friendly. I am loving this new website. You register all your information. Then when you visit the website to sign up for an upcoming clinic, all you have to do is sign in and check which kids you are signing up. Don't forget to print and sign the waiver. And you and your child(ren) are ready for a really cool FREE hands on project.

Once you and your child(ren) complete the project they will receive a neat patch to put on their Lowes Build & Grow apron. If this is your first clinic, your child(ren) will receive a free Lowes Build & Grow apron and goggles:) The more clinics you do, the more patches you get to put on your kids apron and they can show them off with pride:)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

My Shopping Day~ 07/06/2014

Shopping Sunday was a breeze.  We didn't need a whole lot and I only had 4 stores to shop at this week :)  Since we should be moving at the end of this month, we are trying to eat out of the pantry and freezer~ less food to move:) 

Here are our shopping trip details:

Save A Lot
$1.56- Mac & Cheese
$7.58- 2 Gallons milk
$9.14- Total

Publix
$4.86- Grapes
$5.00- Strawberries
$9.86- Total

BJ's
$4.59- Organic Tortilla Chips
$1.59- Bananas
$1.99- Hot Dog buns
$2.58- Lettuce
$10.75- Total

Walmart
$6.86- Frozen veggies
$2.00- Croutons
$2.72- Lunchmeat
$3.98- Peanut Butter
$2.48- Creamer
$1.98- Salsa
$0.88- Tomato paste
$2.88- Kraft Cheddar Cheese
$0.00- Kraft Cheddar Cheese- ad matched to Winn Dixie
$2.88- Kraft Colby Jack
$0.00- Kraft Colby Jack- ad matched to Winn Dixie
$2.88- Kraft Mozzerella
$0.00- Kraft Mozzarella- ad matched to Winn Dixie
$3.67- Morning Star Veggie burgers
$0.00- Morning Star Veggie burgers- ad matched to Publix
$33.22
-1.00 Morning Star printable cpn
-1.00 Morning Star printable cpn
$31.22- Total

Farmer Market
$15.00- Eggs, Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Peaches and a Watermelon

This shopping trip has been added to our July Monthly Spending post, where I keep track of what we spend for the month of July.


Monday, July 7, 2014

Menu Plan for the week of 07/07/2014

Did everyone have a nice extended weekend?  Did everyone have a nice 4th of July and get to see fireworks?

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Granola with fruit X2
Baked Oatmeal with apples X2
Oatmeal with raisins and honey
Pancakes X2

Lunch- Our usual
Salad with homemade ranch dressing and a banana for me and hubby
Sandwich with homemade bread, grapes and peanuts for everyone else


Dinner
Chicken Alfresco Sausage subs with green beans
Dinner at IHOP :)
Turkey burgers with Mac & Cheese and green beans
Spaghetti & Meatballs with green beans and garlic bread
Cheesy Bean Dip with tortilla chips and corn
Dinner at church- Respite Night :)
Crunchy Ranch Chicken with corn

Snacks
Strawberries
Apples
Raisins
Carrots
Grapes
Popcorn


IHOP $0.56 Pancakes :)

A friend told me to check out IHOP's Facebook page.

I am glad I did:

Celebrate IHOP's 56th Birthday with 56¢ pancakes!

On July 8th, IHOP restaurants are rolling back the price of our Original Buttermilk Pancake Short Stacks to 56¢! Stop by your local participating IHOP from 7AM-7PM to join the celebration!


I think I know what tomorrow nights dinner is going to be :)  The boys are all excited.

Are you going to IHOP tomorrow for their $0.56 short stake birthday celebration?

Friday, July 4, 2014

Staples Back to School deals for the week of 07/06/2014

Staples copy paper- $7.79 and get $3.80 Easy Rebate
Use $3.98 in ad cpn

2 pocket folder- $0.15

Staples filler paper- $0.82

Crayola markers- $0.97

Staples composition book- $0.50

Staples pink erasers- $0.96

Staples 4pk glue sticks- $1.25

Kleenex 3pk- 3.99

Staples 1" Binder- $3.99
Bring in old binder and get $2 credit towards new binder

Avery insertable dividers 5 tab- $0.79

Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pencil sharpener- $0.99

Spongebob or TMNT 2 pocket folder- $0.99

Spongebob or TMNT 2 pk erasers- $1

Teen Vogue lipstick erasers- $1

Teen Vogue erasers- $0.69

Teen Vogue wedge erasers- $0.69

Teen Vogue paper ports- $0.99

Teen Vogue pencil sharpener- $0.99

Office Depot/ Office Max Back to School deals for the week of 07/06/2014

Office Depot eraser caps 12 pk or Office Max eraser caps 25pk- $0.01 with $5 Purchase- Limit 3

Oxford or Schoolio index cards- $0.01 with $5 Purchase- Limit 3

Office Depot or Office Max 2 pocket folders- $0.01 with $5 Purchase- Limit 10

Mini Stapler- $1

Sharpie 5 pk- $1

Five Star Poly Clear View Portfolio- $1

Office Depot or Office Max medium binder clips- $1

Walgreens deals for the week of 07/06/2014

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupons
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 rolled out a program called Balance Rewards. You earn points you can later redeem. Click here to read more about this program.

Dawn- $0.99
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 07/06 P&G

Clairol Nice & Easy or Root Touch Up- $12/2
$5/2 Clairol box color cpn- 07/06 P&G
$2 Clairol box color cpn- 07/06 P&G 

Pantene- $7/2
$3/2 Pantene cpn- 07/06 P&G

Gatorade- $6/6 and get 1000 points

Gold Peck tea- $1.49 and get $1.49 RR

Jack Link's Beef Jerky- $7.99 and get 1000 points

Maxwell House coffee- $5/2 and get 1000 points

Nice seasonings- $0.79

Butterball Chicken broth or Hunts tomato sauce- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Morton salt or Nice baking soda- $0.59 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Chicken of the Sea sardines or tuna- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Oreo cookies- $6/2 and get 2000 points

Combos- $5/4 and get 1000 points

Downy Unstopables, Tide Pods or Gain Flings- $4.99
$2 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables or Gain Fireworks cpn- 07/06 P&G
$3/2 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables or Gain Fireworks cpn- 07/06 P&G 

Nice tableware or zipper bags- $0.99

Glad trashbags- $7.99 and get 1000 points

Wexford glue or index cards- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford compass or pencil sharpener- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford 2 pocket folder with prongs or erasers- $1/6 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Walgreens batteries- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE and get 1000 points

Bausch & Lomb Renu- $7.99 and get 5000 points

Mueller Kinesiology pre cut strips or tape- $6.99 and get $6.99 RR

Listerine pocketpacs- $3.99 and get $2 RR

Playtex, Stayfree or Carefree- $8/2 and get 1000 points
$3 Playtex Sport or Gentle 32ct+ cpn- 05/18 SS
$1 Playtex Sport or Gentle 16ct+ cpn- 05/18 SS 

Colgate Optic White or Total Advanced mouthwash, Total Whitening or Optic White toothpaste 2k, Max Fresh or White toothbrush 2pk- $5.99 and get $3 RR
$1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Max Fresh or Sensitive toothpaste cpn- 06/29 SS
$1 Colgate mouthwash or rinse cpn- 06/29 SS
$1 Colgate 360 or Slim Soft toothbrush cpn- 06/29 SS 

Oral B 3D White or ProHealth toothbrush, Crest toothpaste, ProHealth or 3D mouthwash or rinse- $8/2 and get 3000 points
$0.75 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrush cpn- 07/06 P&G
$2/3 Oral B Glide floss, picks, Crest toothpaste or Crest rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G 
$1/2 Oral B Glide floss, picks, Crest toothpaste or Crest rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G 
$0.50 Oral B Glide floss, picks, Crest toothpaste or Crest rinse cpn- 07/06 P&G 

Colgate toothpaste or Classic or Extra Clean toothbrush- $0.99

Gillette Venus or Fusion ProGlide with flexball manual razor- $8.99 and get $1 RR

Mitchum- $2.99 and get 2000 points when you buy 2
$2 Mitchum cpn- 06/08 SS

Cover Girl lash blast mascara- $6.99
$3 Cover Girl lash blast mascara cpn- 07/06 P&G

Spend $10 on New from Maybelline and get 3000 points
$2 Maybelline New York mascara cpn- 06/01 RP

General Mills cereal- $1.88
$0.75 General Mills Fiber One cereal cpn- 06/29 SS
$0.50 General Mills Cheerios cpn- 06/22 SS
$1/2 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 06/01 SS 

Quilted Northern or Angel Soft- $7/2 and get 1000 points
$0.25 Quilted Nothern Ultra Soft & Strong 6 double rolls+ cpn- 06/29 RP
$0.25 Quilted Nothern Ultra Plush 6 double rolls+ cpn- 06/29 RP 

Coppertone or Bain de Soilel- $9.99 and get $3 RR
$3/2 Coppertone cpn- 06/22 SS
$1 Coppertone cpn- 06/22 SS 

Nice Peanuts, Sunflower seeds or trail mix- $1.99

CVS deals for the week of 07/06/2014

Don't forget to....
1) Go to cvs.com/email 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:)

Dawn or Puffs- $0.99
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 07/06 P&G
$0.25/3 Puffs tissues cpn- 07/06 P&G 

Pantene- $10/3
$5/3 Pantene cpn- 07/06 P&G

Kellogg cereal- $1.99
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 06/01 RP

Kellogg PopTarts, Rice Krispy treats or Cars fruit snacks- $1.99
$1/3 Kellogg PopTart or mini crisps cpn- 06/29 RP
$0.50 Kellogg Frosted Wild Cherry, Frosted Chocolate Vanilla Creme or Milk Chocolate Graham cpn- 06/29 RP 

7Up, Canada Dry, A&W or Sunkist cans- $11/3 and get $4 ECB

Spend $15 on Physicians Formula cosmetics and get $7 ECB

Spend $12 on Loreal lip or nail and get $4 ECB
$2 Loreal face cosmetic cpn- 05/18 RP

Spend $10 on Sally Hansen cosmetics and get $4 ECB

Head & Shoulders- $10/2
$5/2 Head & Shoulders cpn- 07/06 P&G

Oral B Stain erasing toothbrush & Crest 3D strips value pack- $9.99 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2

Spend $10 on Colgate Sensitive toothpaste and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Max Fresh or Sensitive toothpaste cpn- 06/29 SS

Metamucil- $2.99 and get $1.99 ECB
$1 Metamucil cpn- 07/06 P&G

Tide Pods or Gain Flings- $4.99
$2 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables or Gain Fireworks cpn- 07/06 P&G
$3/2 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables or Gain Fireworks cpn- 07/06 P&G 

Bumble Bee tuna- $0.88- Limit 10

Spend $10 on Maybelline face, eye or lip and get $3 ECB
$2 Maybelline New York mascara cpn- 06/01 RP

CVS Sport or kids sunscreen spray- $4.99 and get $1 ECB

Gillette Fusion ProGlide or Venus razor- $9.99
Use $1 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Tampax Radiant or Pearl, Always Infinity, Radiant or liners- $4.49 and get $1 ECB
$2 Tampax Pearl or Radiant cpn- 07/06 P&G
$1 Tampax cpn- 07/06 P&G 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Our Crazy, Fun and Busy Week......

I was going to post about our Fun Family Saturday Adventure and then I remembered we didn't have one :)  Since I was a volunteer with our church's Vacation Bible School last week, we decided that we would take the weekend and rest and try to recuperate :) (I am still recuperating~ LOL :)

My mom always volunteered with VBS and I always thought that it was because the church needed her to.  Both her and my dad volunteered quite a bit with whatever our church needed.  My dad started the wood ministry, which was a huge blessing at winter time.  They were well known through out the church.

I was never able to go to VBS due to the long drive, it was over an hour from our house to church.  People always thought we were crazy for driving that long distance instead of finding a church closer to our home.  Now, that I look back, I am so happy that we decided to make the drive to church and then have lunch with my parents after church every Sunday.  I am so blessed with the time we were able to spend with my mom before she passed away.

Anyhow, I am getting side tracked (me and my ADD :))  I never fully understood what VBS meant to my mom until this year.  I decided to be a crew leader this year with our church.  I had no clue what I was in for:)  We had 12 kids.
Crew 16 :)
I thought my 4 kept me busy- oh my.  Thank the Lord for my helper, David, who was a huge blessing and help with all the kids.  To step back and watch this rising high school senior interact with a bunch of wild and crazy kids was priceless:)  I was blessed to have David on my team~ I couldn't have done it without him:)

To be able to love on these kids, learn with these kids and have a blast, I finally get it.  I now understand why my mom was so passionate about VBS.  On the last day of VBS during clean up, I was chatting with one of the wonderful women who takes on organizing VBS, about my experience and I got teary eyed thinking of my mom.  But I know she would have been so proud :)

If you have Facebook and want to see pictures of our week of VBS and some of me and my crazy hat, you can check out Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4 :)  I'm not sure why Day 5 hasn't made it up yet.  I was looking forward to Friday's weird and crazy day pictures.

If my week wasn't crazy enough, we had another inspection on the house we are buying.  We had a crazy 50+ page "novel" for our loan~ oh so much paperwork.  But God is good, everything is coming along nicely and smoothly.  If all keeps going in this direction, we should close on our new house in 21 days, not that we are counting or anything :)
Our new house- well it will be as soon as we close :)
I hope to fully "recuperate" soon and take my family on a Family Fun Saturday Adventure.  Can't wait to see where it is going to take us :)