Monday, August 31, 2015

Menu Plan for the week of 08/31/2015

How was your weekend?  Our weekend started out great~ we took the boys to a beach where the water is so clear.  We had a blast that is until I realized that I had sunblocked everyone else and had forgotten myself. Now I have a really nice sunburn- OUCH!!!!  We still had fun :)  And we are so blessed that Hurricane Erica decided to head in a different direction and mostly miss us :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Banana Muffins with fruit X2
Pancakes with fruit X2
Oatmeal with nuts and raisins X2
Scrambled eggs with fruit

Lunch
Salad with homemade dressing and a banana for myself and hubby
Sandwich with carrots and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Spaghetti with green beans and garlic bread
Hamburgers, French Fries and carrots
Egg Roll in a Bowl
Veggie Fajita pasta with zuchinni
Gnocchi, Kale and Sausage Soup
Loaded Potato and Chicken Casserole with green beans
Garlic Mushroom Risotto with zuchinni


Snacks
Apples
Peaches
Carrots
Popcorn
Bananas
Carrots
Grapes
Blueberries
Blackberries
Plums
Chocolate PB Smoothie
Banana Ice Cream
No Bake PB Cookie Bites 
Chocolate Chip Brownies 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Office Max/Office Depot Back to School deals for the week of 08/30/2015

Office Max & Office Depot Back to School deals:

Vinyl pouches- $0.50- Limit 3

Scissors- $0.50- Limit 3

Sharpie single- $0.50- Limit 3

Poly envelopes- $0.50- Limit 3

Copy Paper 3 ream case- $12 and get $10 in Rewards

Poly binder- $1- Limit 3

Paper Mate mechanical pencils- $1- Limit 5
$0.55 Paper Mate mechanical pencils cpn- 07/26 SS

Paper Mate pink peal erasers- $1

Staples Back to School deals for the week of 08/30/2015

Staples Back to School deals:

Composition book- $0.50- limit 30

Filler paper- $0.75- Limit 30

Crayola markers- $0.97- Limit 30

Bic pens or mechanical pencils- $1- Limit 30
$1/2 Bic stationary cpn- 08/02 SS

Notebook- $0.17- limit 30

2 Pocket folder- $0.15- Limit 30

Ruler- $0.35- Limit 30

Index cards- $0.48- Limit 30

Glue- $0.50- Limit 30

Crayola color pencils- $0.97- Limit 30

Scissors- $1- limit 30

Bic pens- $1- limit 30
$1/2 Bic stationary cpn- 08/02 SS

Hand sanitizer- $1.69- Limit 30

Kleenex 4pk- $3.99- Limit 30
$0.30 Kleenex bundle cpn- 08/09 SS

Clorox wipes- $5.99- Limit 30

Multipurpose paper- $7.79 and get $4.79 Easy Rebate- Limit 4 rebates

Mutipurpose paper case- $29.99 and get $24  Easy Rebate- Limit 4 rebates

Glue- $0.25- Limit 5

Erasers- $0.25- Limit 5


Walgreens deals for the week of 08/30/2015

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- $0.39- Limit 6

Dawn or Puffs- $0.99

Pantene- $13/3 and get 3000 points
$1.50 Pantene cpn- 08/30 P&G
$2/2 Pantene cpn- 08/30 P&G
$5/3 Pantene cpn- 08/30 P&G 

M&M's- $6/2 and get 1000 points
$1/2 M&M or Mars Harvest cpn- 08/23 RP

Shout, Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom, drop ins or Fantastik- $6.50/2 and get $1.50 RR
$0.50 Shout cpn- 07/26 SS
$0.50 W index cpn- 07/26 SS
$0.50 Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cpn- 07/26 SS
$0.50 Scrubbing Bubbles all purpose with Fantastik cpn- 07/26 SS 

Nice toilet cleaner or Comet- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Sharpie, Index cards, sheet protectors or pencil sharpener- $0.49

Paper Mate highlighters, composition book, dry erase markers or filler paper- $0.99

Expo dry erase markers- $5
$1 Expo cpn- 07/26 SS

2 Pocket folder, mini composition or memo book- $1/6 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Olay bar or body wash- $10/2 and get $1 RR
$0.75 Olay bar, body wash or in shower lotion cpn- 08/30 P&G
$2/2 Olay bar, body wash or in shower lotion cpn- 08/30 P&G 

Gillette or Secret Clinical- $7.99 and get $1 RR
$2 Gillette or Secret Clinical cpn- 08/30 P&G

Gillette Fusion ProGlide or Venus Swirl razor- $8.99
$3 Gillette or Venus razor cpn- 08/30 P&G

Tampax Pearl, Radiant, Always pads or liners- $14/2 and get 2000 points
$1 Tampax Pearl or Radiant cpn- 08/30 P&G
$1 Always cpn- 08/30 P&G 

Bic disposable razors- $5.99 and get $1 RR
$2 Bic disposable razor cpn- 08/30 P&G

Colgate 360 toothbrush, Optic White toothpaste or mouthwash- $3.49 and get $1.50 RR
$1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel Health or Max Fresh toothpaste cpn- 08/30 SS
$1 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 08/30 SS 
$1 Colgate 360 or Slim Soft toothbrush cpn- 08/30 SS 

Peroxi Clear twin- $14.88 and get 2000 points
$8 Peroxi Clear twin pack cpn- 08/30 SS

ZZZQuil- $7.99 and get 2000 points when you buy 2
$5 Mail in Rebate in 08/30 P&G
$1 ZZZQuiol cpn- 08/30 P&G

Poise Impressa kit- $6.99 and get $4 RR
$3 Poise pads or liners cpn- 08/30 SS

Oral B floss picks, toothbrush, Crest White rinse, ProHealth mouthwash or Whitening toothpaste- $6/2 and get $2 RR
$0.50 Glide floss or picks cpn- 08/30 P&G
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 08/30 P&G
$1.50/2 Crest toothpaste cpn- 08/30 P&G
$0.50 Crest mouthwash cpn- 08/30 P&G
$1 Crest mouthwash cpn- 08/09 RP 

General Mills cereal- $1.99
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 08/02 SS

Oscar Mayer bacon- $8/2 and get 2000 points

CVS deals for the week of 08/30/2015

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:) 

Colgate Max, Total, 2in1 or Optic White toothpaste- $3
Use $2 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel Health or Max Fresh cpn- 08/30 SS

Spend $12 on Revlon and get $3 ECB

Softsoap or Irish Spring- $4/2 and get $2 ECB

Dawn- $0.99

General Mills cereal- $4/2 and get $1 ECB
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 08/02 SS

Blue Diamond Almonds- $6.99 and get $1 ECB

Kellogg Mini Wheats, Corn Pops or Frozen cereal- $5/2
$1/2 Kellogg Mini Wheats cpn- 08/30 RP
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 08/30 RP
$1/2 Kellogg cereal cpn- 08/02 RP
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 07/26 RP
$1/2 Kellogg Mini Wheats cpn- 07/26 RP 

Chex or Gardettos-$6/3 and get $2 ECB
$0.50/2 General Mills Chex Mix, Muddy Buddies, Popped, Xtreme, Chips, Bugles, Corn Snacks or Gardettos cpn- 08/02 SS
$0.50/2 General Mills Chex Mix, Muddy Buddies, Popped, Xtreme, Chips, Bugles, Corn Snacks or Gardettos cpn- 07/12 SS

Gatorade or Lipton Sparkling tea- $2/2 and get $2 ECB

Spend $15 on Total Home cleaning, toilet paper, paper towels or tissues and get $5 ECB

Spend $12 on Tide-$5.94 or Downy, Unstopables or Bounce-$6.99 and get $3 ECB
$1 Tide cpn- 08/320 P&G
$3/3 Tide or Downy cpn- 08/30 P&G

Clorox wipes- $10/2 and get $1 ECB

Paper Mate mechanical pens- $0.69
$0.55 Paper Mate mechanical pencils cpn- 07/26 SS

Caliber glue- $0.99 and get $0.50 ECB

Spend $12 on ELF cosmetics and get $4 ECB

Spend $15 on Loreal lip and get $5 ECB- Limit 3
$1 Loreal lip or nail cpn- 08/09 RP
$3 Loreal Infallible ProLast 2 step color pcn- 08/09 RP 
$1 Loreal cosmetic cpn- 08/09 RP 

Spend $8 on Conair or Scunci accessories or brushes and get $4 ECB

Bic disposables- $6.88 and get $2 ECB
$2 Bic disposable cpn- 08/30 SS

Colgate Total mouthwash- $3.99 and get $1 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 08/30 SS

Oral B Power toothbrush or refills- $5.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2 
$0.50 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete, Sensi Soft, Indicator, Cavity Defense, Kids or Power cpn- 08/30 P&G

CVS diapers or training pants Jumbo- $7.99 and get $3 ECB

Fixodent twin- $7.99 and get $2.50 ECB- Limit 2
$2.50 Fixodent twin cpn- 08/30 P&G

Spend $12 on Benadryl, Aveeno anti itch, Band Aid or Neosporin and get $4 ECB
$2/3 Neosporin. Eczema Essentials, Band Aid or Benadryl topical cpn- 07/26 SS
$2/2 Aveeno cpn- 08/30 SS 

Bengay- $5.49 and get $2 ECB

ZZZQuil- $6
$5 Mail in Rebate- 08/30 P&G
$1 ZZZQuil cpn- 08/30 P&G

Peroxi Clear- $7.99 and get $2 ECB
$4 Peroxi Clear cpn- 08/30 SS

Total Home paper towels single roll- $1.29
Use $0.50 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Puffs- $0.99


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Our Homeschool Curriculum 2015-2016

For those curious, this is our homeschool curriculum for the 2015-2016 school year.  For us, finding a curriculum that fits with our unique kids and their learning style has been hit and miss.  Luckily, with Nathan we have found courses that seem to fit him well.  We are eager to see how little Michael is going to do with the curriculum we chose for him this year.  We also let them pick an elective~ they picked cooking :)  As you can tell, we don't pick 1 particular curriculum from 1 specific publisher, we are all over the place.  But that is fine, it works for our family and we enjoy it :)

It is hard to believe that we just graduated 1 and now only have 2 this year :)

Nathan- 6th grade

Math U See- Epsilon
Heritage Studies 6
Learning Language Arts through Literature- Tan
Spelling You Can See- E
Apologia Zoology 2
A Reason for Handwriting- C
Reading

Michael- 1st grade

Math U See- Primer
Learning Language Arts through Literature- Blue
Spelling You Can See- A
Apologia Astronomy
Road Trip USA
A Reason for Handwriting- A
Reading

Group Activities














Telling God's Story
Teaching Your Kids to Cook
PE

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Homemade Laundry Detergent Project

Wow~ I can't believe that this was our April project :(

I have wanted to make laundry detergent for some time now, but time has not been ourfriend. A quick search online led to tons of laundry detergent DIY recipes.  I needed to find one that was safe to use in my HE washer.  After lots of looking and note taking, we came up with a recipe that we wanted to try :)

Here is how it went:
Items needed to make your very own laundry detergent
Half a bar and my handy dandy grater
Bar soap shredded
Finished project
Homemade Laundry Detergent
1/2 bar of Fels-Naptha soap
1 C Washing Soda
1 C Borax
1/2 C Oxygen Cleaner

Grate 1/2 bar of Fels-Naptha soap and place in food processor or blender.  Blend for about 30 seconds.  Add washing soda and Borax to food processor or blender.  Blend until nice and powdery- about 10 seconds.  Dump contents into container and add Oxygen cleaner and stir.  Use 1 Tbsp per load.

**Warning~ After blending soap, washing soda and Borax, let the processor/blender rest for a few minutes.  I did not and had a nice powdery cloud come out of my food processor and cover my counters with a nice dusting :)  This recipe may be messy but those who know me and my 4 boys know that we make messes on a daily basis.  It is part of who we are~ lol :)

As soon as I was finished making the detergent, I made a mad dash to the laundry room to test it out.  I kind of like doing laundry, which is great since we have so much of it :)  I placed 1 Tbsp of the detergent in the detergent tray.  I had no problems with the detergent dissolving.  This detergent works great.  We are really liking it :)

If you give it a try, let me know what you think :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Our Shopping Trip~ 08/23/2015

Due to Christopher's super crazy work schedule and our mini golf outing, we went grocery shopping on Sunday :)

Here are the details of our trip:

Dollar Tree
$1.06- Zip bags

Save A Lot
2.12- Green grapes
$2.21- Red Grapes
$3.00- Bread
$7.33- Total

Publix
$3.63- International Delight coffee creamer
$0.00- International Delight coffee creamer
$5.49- Cat food
$0.00- Cat food
$5.50- Soy yogurt
$14.62- Total

Walmart
$3.92- Frozen veggies
$2.88- Brocolli
$2.97- Cashew Milk
$2.76- Tortillas
$1.33- Raisins
$1.12- Pineapple chunks
$5.98- Coconut Flour
$1.94- Paper Towels
$23.02- Total

Sam's Club
$13.57- BLSL Chicken
$11.97- Cat Litter
$1.48- Bananas
$2.38- Lettuce
$2.79- Milk
$32.91- Total

Farmer Market
$5.50- Cucumbers, Zucchini, Sprouts and green pepper

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

Monday, August 24, 2015

Our Menu Plan for the week of 08/24/2015

How was your weekend?  Our weekend was good.  We had a good school week but with Christopher's super crazy work schedule, we knew we couldn't go where we really wanted to go.  The boys opted for Mini Golf.  We had a great time :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Chocolate muffins with fruit X2
Pancakes with fruit X2
Oatmeal with nuts and raisins X2
Scrambled eggs with fruit

Lunch
Salad with homemade dressing and a banana for myself and hubby
Sandwich with carrots and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Spaghetti with green beans and garlic bread
Hawaiian Beef & Rice with peas
Cheesy Chicken Potato bake with green beans
Italian Chicken with zuchinni
Chicken Nuggets, Mac & Cheese and green beans- little Michael's bday dinner request
BBQ Cranberry Chicken with zuchinni
Ranch Chicken tacos with green beans

Snacks
Apples
Peaches
Carrots
Popcorn
Bananas
Carrots
Strawberries
Grapes
Blueberries
Blackberries
Plums
Chocolate PB Smoothie
Banana Ice Cream
No Bake PB Cookie Bites 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Office Max/ Office Depot Back to School deals for the week of 08/23/2015

Office Max & Office Depot Back to School deals:

2 Pocket folder- $0.01 with $5 minimum purchase- Limit 5

Eraser caps- $0.01 with $5 minimum purchase- Limit 3

Multipurpose Paper- $7.29
$1.29 Instant Savings and $5.99 Mail in Rebate- Limit 2 rebates

Glue sticks- $0.50- Limit 3

Poly Composition book- $1- Limit 3

Expo dry erase markers- $1- Limit 3
$1 Expo cpn- 07/26 SS

Clear pencil box- $0.50- Limit 3

Sharpie markers- $1- Limit 3
$0.75 Sharpie markers cpn- 07/26 SS

Binder clips- $1

Graph paper- $1

Wireless Graph notebook- $1

Highmark hand soap- $1

Laminated Portfolio- $1

Staples Back to School deals for the week of 08/23/2015

Staples Back to School deals:

1 Subject notebook- $0.17- Limit 30

Index cards- $0.48- Limit 30

Filler paper- $0.75- Limit 30

Clorox wipes 4pk- $5.99- limit 30

2 Pocket folder- $0.15- limit 30

Ruler- $0.35- limit 30

Composition book- $0.50- Limit 30

Glue- $0.50- Limit 30

Crayola crayons- $0.50- Limit 30

Pencils- $0.68- Limit 30

Crayola color pencils- $0.97- Limit 30

Crayola classic markers- $0.97- Limit 30

Scissors- $1- Limit 30

Bic Mechanical pencils- $1- Limit 30
$1/2 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/02 SS

Bic pens- $1- Limit 30
$1/2 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/02 SS

Hand sanitizer- $1.69- Limit 30

Kleenex- $3.99- Limit 30
$0.30 Kleenex bundle cpn- 08/09 SS

Dual hole pencil sharpener- $0.25- Limit 5

Crayola markers- $0.75- Limit 5

Paper Mate mechanical pencils- $0.25- Limit 5
$0.55 Paper Mate mechanical pencils cpn- 07/26 SS

USB 16 GB flash drive- $5.99- Limit 5

Multipurpose paper- $7.79
$4.79 Easy Rebate- Limit 4 rebates

Walgreens deals for the week of 08/23/2015

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.

Paper Mate mechanical pencils- $0.49
$0.55 Paper Mate mechanical pencils cpn- 07/26 SS

Purex- $1.99

Mars bites or M&M's- $8/3 and get 3000 points
$1.50/2 Mars unwrapped bites cpn- 08/02 RP
$1/2 M&M or Mars Harvest cpn- 08/23 RP 

Quaker 1 min oats or cereal- $1.99 and get 500 points when you buy 2

Capri Sun- $5/2 and get 1000 points

Planters Nutrition, Deluxe whole cashews or mixed nuts- $9/2 and get 1000 points

Ajax- $0.89

Ziploc- $5.50/2 and get $1 RR
$1/2 Ziploc cpn- 08/02 SS

Smile & Save paper plates or napkins- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

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

Wexford pencils or 1 subject notebook- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Wexford erasers or tab dividers- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Wexford carry case, filler paper or index cards- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Softsoap hand soap or body wash- $2.99 and get $1.50 RR

Suave- $6/2 and get 2000 points
$2/2 Suave Professionals cpn- 08/23 RP
Buy 1 Suave kids hair care Get 1 FREE cpn- 08/23 RP
$3/2 Suave Gold Infusion cpn- 08/23 RP  

Clear hair care- $10/2 and get 5000 points

Crest 3D White mouth rinse, toothpaste or Oral B Pulsar toothbrush- $10/2 anda get $2 RR
$1 Crest mouthwash cpn- 08/09 RP
$0.50 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete, Sensi, Indicator or Cavity Defense cpn- 08/09 RP 

Poise Impressa bladder sizing kit- $6.99 and get $4 RR

Glade alternating kit, oil refill 2pk, Automatic kit or refill- $4.99 and get $1 RR
$1/2 Glade cpn- 08/16 SS
$1 Glade twin refill or 2 single refill cpn- 08/16 SS 

Windex wipes, Shout, Scrubbing Bubbles toilet, Drop Ins, bathroom or Fantastik- $6/2 and get $2 RR
$0.50 Windex cpn- 07/26 SS
$0.50 Shout cpn- 07/26 SS
$1 Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cpn- 07/26 SS
$0.50 Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cpn- 07/26 SS
$0.50 Scrubbing Bubbles all purpose with Fantastik cpn- 07/26 SS 

Kelloggs cereal or PopTarts- $1.99
$1/2 Kellogg cereal cpn- 08/02 RP
$1/3 PopTart cpn- 07/26 RP
$1/3 Kellogg Krave, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Jif or Mini Wheats cpn- 07/26 RP
$1/2 Kellogg Frosted Mini Wheats cpn- 07/26 RP 

Colgate 360 toothbrush, Enamel Health toothpaste, Total Enamel Health or Advanced mouthwash- $7/2 and get $4 RR
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 08/16 SS

CVS deals for the week of 08/23/2015

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:) 

Spend $15 on Loreal cosmetics and get $5 ECB- Limit 3
$1 Loreal lip or nail cpn- 08/09 RP
$3 Loral Infallible ProLast 2 step lip color cpn- 08/09 RP
$1 Loreal cosmetic cpn- 08/09 RP 

Spend $12 on Physicians Formula and get $8 ECB

Spend $12 on Revlon cosmetics and get $3 ECB- Limit 6

General Mills cereal, Welch's fruit snacks or Sun Maid raisins- $4/2 -Limit 2
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 08/02 SS
$1/2 Welch's fruit snacks cpn- 08/16 SS 

Purex- $1.99- Limit 6

Ajax or Renuzit- $0.88- Limit 10

Fiber One, Chex, Raisin Nut Bran, Total or Cheerios- $6/2 and get $1 ECB
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 08/02 SS

Hershey king size, Twizzlers or Brookside- $3/2
Use $1 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$1/2 Brookside cpn- 07/26 SS

Total Home paper towels- $10.99 and get $1 ECB

Caliber Tape- $1.49 and get $1.10 ECB

Sharpie highlighters or Back to School glue sticks- $1.99 and get $1 ECB

Caliber multipurpose paper- $4.99 and get $1 ECB

Duck tape- $4.99 and get $1 ECB

Spend $10 on NYX cosmetics and get $3 ECB

Spend $10 on MUA and get $3 ECB

Spend $10 on Nuance Salma Hayek and get $3 ECB

Spend $10 on Beauty 360 and get $3 ECB- Limit 3

Spend $6 on Suave and get $2 ECB
$2/2 Suave Professionals cpn- 08/23 RP
Buy 1 Suave kids hair care Get 1 FREE cpn- 08/23 RP
$3/2 Suave Gold Infusion cpn- 08/23 RP 
$0.75 Suave body wash cpn- 08/23 RP 

Soft soap or Irish Spring- $8/2 and get $2 ECB

Colgate battery toothbrush- $5.99 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2

Spend $10 on CVS oral care and get $8 ECB- Limit 2

Stayfree- $2.99 and get $1 ECB
$1 Stayfree cpn- 08/23 SS

Playtex- $7.99 and get $3 ECB
$1 Playtex cpn- 08/23 SS

Spend $12 on Band Aid, Neosporin, Benadryl, Aveeno anti itch or Bengay and get $4 ECB
$2/3 Neosporin, Band Aid or Benadryl topical cpn- 07/26 SS

Blink, Complete or Revitalens- $7.99 and get $3 ECB
$3 Revitalens cpn- 08/02 SS

Pedia Care cold or Little Remedies for noses- $4.99 and get $4 ECB

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic~ 08/22/2015

Lowe's will be hosting a Build & Grow Clinic on August 22, 2015 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 Lowe's Build & Grow Clinics. Little Michael and Nathan love them. They love being able to do hands on projects with our help.
The boys and hubby are super excited about this series of clinics~  Marvel Avengers Assemble Summer :)

To sign up for this Build & Grow Clinic, simply go to the Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic website, which they have redone to make it more user friendly. I am loving the 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 Lowe's Build & Grow apron. If this is your first clinic, your child(ren) will receive a free Lowe's 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:)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Our Shopping Day~ 08/17/2015

Oh my~ what a week it has been :(  Between Christopher's super crazy work schedules, school work, intense rain showers and power outages, we had not been able to get out and do our grocery shopping.  Monday night was Nathan's last youth group for his age.  We dropped him off at church and went to the store :)  And what a shopping adventure we had :)  A huge storm hit and we had to run in and out of several stores getting soaked and the power went out in one of the stores we were in~ what fun :)

Here are our shopping trip details:

CVS
$3.99- Laundry detergent
-3.00 ECB for downloading CVS app to my phone :)
$1.05- Total with tax and got $1 ECB

Dollar Tree
$1.06- Gallon zip bags

Save A Lot
$2.18- Green grapes
$2.71- Red Grapes
$2.00- Bread
$2.00- Hamburger buns
$1.99- Ground turkey
$10.88- Total

Publix
$5.50- Soy yogurt
$3.99- Goat Cheese
$6.36- 8 boxes of WW spaghetti
$15.85- Total

Walmart
$2.94- Frozen veggies
$2.98- Vegan butter
$1.98- Almond creamer
$3.18- Creamer
$0.88- Cinnamon
$2.96- Flour
$2.97- Potatoes
$5.98- Jasmine Rice
$23.87- Total

Sam's Club
$8.37- Milk
$2.98- Mushrooms
$1.98- Coleslaw
$13.98- Honey
$1.98- Bananas
$8.53- Coffee
$8.78- Nuggets
$7.96- Dish liquid
$55.16- Total with tax

Farmer's Market
$5.50- Green Pepper, Zucchinis, Cucumbers and Bean Sprouts

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


Monday, August 17, 2015

Our Menu Plan for the week of 08/17/2015

Second week of school went a lot better than the first week.  We even went on a field trip to the zoo :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Applesauce muffins with fruit X2
Pancakes with fruit X2
Oatmeal with nuts and raisins X2
Scrambled eggs with fruit

Lunch
Salad with homemade dressing and a banana for myself and hubby
Sandwich with carrots and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Spaghetti with green beans and garlic bread
Egg Roll in a Bowl
Healthy Ramen with zuchinni
Roast Beef & Cheese Sandwich with carrots and cucumbers
Mongolian Beef with zuchinni
Balsamic beef roast with potatoes and green beans
Sweet Pepper beef stew with carrots and cucumbers

Snacks
Apples
Peaches
Carrots
Popcorn
Bananas
Carrots
Strawberries
Grapes
Blueberries
Blackberries
Plums
Chocolate PB Smoothie
Banana Ice Cream

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Office Max/Office Depot Back to School deals for the week of 08/16/2015

Pencils- $0.25- Limit 3

Ruler- $0.25- Limit 3

Poly envelopes- $0.25- Limit 3

1 Subject notebook- $0.01 with $5 purchase- Limit 3

Book cover- $0.01 with $5 purchase- limit 3

2 Hole pencil sharpener- $0.01 with $5 purchase- Limit 3

Foray legal pad- $0.50

Scissors- $1

Poly Index card box- $1

Scotch heavy duty shipping tape- $1
$0.50 Scotch heavy duty shipping tape cpn- 08/09 SS

Laminated portfolio- $1

Art Sheet construction paper- $1

Scholastic color pencils- $1

Scholastic crayons- $1

Hole puncher- $1

Composition book- $1

Paper Mate Clear point mechanical starter- $8.79
$8.79 Mail in Rebate- Limit 3
$0.55 Paper Mate mechanical pencils cpn- 07/26 SS

Sharpie 4pk highlighters- $5.29
$5.29 Mail in Rebate- Limit 3 

Avery 8160 labels- $12.99
$2.99 Instant Savings
$10 Mail in Rebate- Limit 3


Paper Mate pink erasers- $1- Limit 3

Paper Mate Inkjoy pens- $1

Staples Back to School deals for the week of 08/16/2016

Ruler- $0.35- Limit 30

Glue- $0.50- Limit 30

Composition notebook- $0.50- Limit 30

Crayola crayons- $0.50- Limit 30

Filler paper- $0.75- Limit 30

Hand sanitizer- $1.69- Limit 30

Staples multipurpose paper- $7.79
$4.79 Easy Rebate- Limit 4 rebates

Staples multipurpose paper case- $29.99
Sun-Mon~ $8 Instant Savings and $16.99 Easy Rebate- Limit 4 rebates
Tues- Sat~ $8 Instant Savings and $9 Easy Rebate- Limit 4 rebates

Pencil top erasers- $0.25- Limit 5

Paper Mate erasers- $0.25- Limit 5

Highlighters 6pk- $1- Limit 2

2 Pocket folders- $0.15- Limit 30

1 Subject notebook- $0.25- Limit 30

Index cards- $0.48-Limit 30

Pencils- $0.68- Limit 30

Crayola color pencils- $0.97- Limit 30

Crayola markers- $0.97- Limit 30

Scissors- $1- Limit 30

Bic Mechanical pencils- $1- Limit 30
$1/2 Bic stationary cpn- 08/02 SS

Bic pens- $1- Limit 30
$1/2 Bic stationary cpn- 08/02 SS

Kleenex 4pk- $3.99- Limit 30
$0.30 Kleenex bundle cpn- 08/09 SS 

Clorox wipes 4pk- $5.99- Limit 30

Walgreens deals for the week of 08/16/2015

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 folder with prongs or mini highlighter- $1/7

Crayola markers, crayons or colored pencils- $0.99

Paper Mate pink eraser Write Bros pens- $0.39
$0.55 Paper Mate pens cpn- 07/26 SS

Sharpie fine point single or Paper Mate mechanical pencils- $0.49
$0.55 Paper Mate mechanical pencils cpn- 07/26 SS

Arm & Hammer detergent- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$2/2 Arm & Hammer Power Paks cpn- 07/26 SS

Gatorade- $6/6 and get 1000 points

Glade wax, S&S refill, candle or spray- $6/2 and get $1 RR
$1/2  Glade wax melts cpn- 08/16 SS
$1/2 Glade cpn- 08/16 SS
$1/2 Glade candles cpn- 08/16 SS 

Palmolive- $1.99

Nice tissues or Kleenex- $0.99
$0.30/3 Kleenex cpn- 08/09 SS

Milk Bone brushing chews or Pup-Peroni- $3.49 and get $1 RR

Wexford index cards or scissors- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

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

Wexford 2 pocket poly portfolio- $1/3 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford pencil sharpener, sticky notes or page markers- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Bic Extra Fun cased pens- $1.49
$1 Bic Extra Fun cpn- 08/16 SS
$1/2 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/02 SS 

Bic Atlantis pens- $1.49
$1 Bic Atlantis pen cpn- 08/16 SS
$1/2 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/02 SS 

Wexford composition book or sheet protectors- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Wexford poly binder or supply box- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Wexford mini composition book or memo book- $1/6 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Elmer school glue- $1.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

PaperMate flair pen, correction fluid, Wexford pencils, tab dividers, compass & protractor kit, poly composition book, graph pads, Scotch tape, glue sticks, Wexford construction paper, dry erase markers, mini stapler, Zebra Z-grip pens, Bic pens, Wexford gel pens, 3 or 5 subject notebook or Bic Brite highlighters- $0.99
$1/2 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/02 SS 

Clearasil Ultra- $6.99
$5.99 Mail in rebate in Sunday's paper
$2 Clearasil cpn- 08/16 SS

Oral B toothbrush, Crest toothpaste or mouthwash- $8/2 and get $3 RR
$0.50 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete, Sensi, Indicator or Cavity Defense cpn- 08/09 RP
$0.50 Oral B Pulsar, ProHealth, Complete, Sensi, Indicator or Cavity Defense cpn- 07/26 P&G

Sure or Brut- $2/2
$1/2 Sure cpn- 08/16 SS
$1/2 Brut cpn- 08/16 SS

Milk- $2.99- Limit 2

Nice nuts- $5/2 and get 1000 points

Colgate toothpaste- $3 and get $2.50 RR
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 08/16 SS

Friday, August 14, 2015

CVS deals for the week of 08/16/2015

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:) 

Spend $12 on Revlon and get $3 ECB- Limit 6

Dawn- $0.99

Puffs- $0.99
$0.25 Puffs, Bounty or Charmin cpn- 07/26 P&G

Spend $10 on Colgate Total or Enamel toothpaste and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 08/16 SS

Propel Electrolyte Water- $1.25 and get $1.25 ECB

Pilot G2 pens- $4.99 and get $1 ECB

Just the Basics detergent- $3.99 and get $1 ECB

Spend $12 on Pledge Lemon, Ziploc bags, Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles, Shout or Glade and get $4 ECB
$1/2 Ziploc cpn- 08/02 SS
$0.50 Windex cpn- 07/26 SS
$1 Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cpn- 07/26 SS
$0.50 Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cpn- 07/26 SS
$0.50 Scrubbing Bubbles all purpose with Fantastik cpn- 07/26 SS
$0.50 Shout cpn- 07/26 SS
$1/2  Glade wax melts cpn- 08/16 SS
$1/2 Glade cpn- 08/16 SS
$1 Glade twin refill or 2 single refills cpn- 08/16 SS
$1/2 Glade candles cpn- 08/16 SS 

Caliber pencils- $1.59 and get $1 ECB

Glue sticks- $1.59 and get $1 ECB

CVS batteries- $3.99 and get $1 ECB

Spend $10 on Nuance Salma Hayek and get $3 ECB

Spend $10 on Essence of Beauty and get $3 ECB

Spend $15 on Loreal lip and get $5 ECB- Limit 3
$1 Loreal lip or nail cpn- 08/09 RP
$3 Loreal Infallible Pro Last 2 step lip cpn- 08/09 RP
$1 Loreal cosmetic cpn- 08/09 RP 
$2 Loreal face cosmetic cpn- 07/26 RP 

Dial 3pk bar or Complete hand wash- $4/2 and get $1 ECB
$1/2 Dial, For Men, Tone, Dial Complete, or refills cpn- 08/02 RP

Dial 6pk bar or body wash- $7/2 and get $1 ECB
$2/2 Dial, For Men, Kids, baby body wash, bar or lotion cpn- 08/02 RP

Coppertone- $8.99 and get $2 ECB
$1 Coppertone cpn- 07/26 RP

Pantene- $8/2 and get $2 ECB
$2/2 Pantene cpn- 07/26 P&G
$5/3 Pantene cpn- 07/26 P&G 

Sure or Brut- $4/2 and get $1 ECB- Limit 2
$1/2 Sure cpn- 08/16 SS
$1/2 Brut cpn- 08/16 SS 

Huggies Jumbo or Little Swimmers- $20/2 and get $5 ECB
$2 Huggies Snugglers, Little Movers or Overnights jumbo cpn- 08/16 SS
$1.50 Huggies Jumbo cpn- 08/16 SS 

Spend $10 on Crest ProHealth or Sensi and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Crest mouthwash cpn- 08/09 RP
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/26 P&G
$1.50/2 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/26 P&G
$0.50 Crest mouthwash cpn- 07/26 P&G
$0.50 Crest kids or ProHealth Jr mouthwash cpn- 07/26 P&G 

CVS 3 pack toothbrush- $2.99 and get $1 ECB- Limit 2

Colgate Optic White toothpaste or rinse- $6/2 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2
$2 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 08/16 SS
$2 Colgate mouthwash or rinse cpn- 07/26 SS 

Brookside pouches- $3.79
Use $2 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$1/2 Brookside cpn- 07/26 SS

Oreo- $6/2 and get $1 ECB
$0.75/2 Oreo cpn- 08/16 SS

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic Heads Up :)

It seems that the Avengers Build & Grow series is quite popular and is filling up quickly.  So I wanted to give you all a heads up on the next one so you can sign up before it fills up.

Lowe's will be hosting a Build & Grow Clinic on August 22, 2015 at 10am.

Sign ups are now open for this clinic.

Thor's Chariot is the last Build & Grow for the Avengers series.  I can't wait to see what they will be building next :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Our Shopping Day~ 08/09/2015

After the initial school work melt down, the boys did very well the rest of the week.  It could have been that I promised them a field trip if they did their school work nicely :)  We took the boys to the beach on Saturday and everyone had a wonderful time.  By the time we got home, I was way to tired to head out to the store.  Sunday became our shopping day :)

Here are our shopping trip details:

CVS
$6.00- Suave conditioner
$0.99- PB M&M's
$6.99
-4.00 ECB
-1.50 Suave, Dove, Tresemme CVS mailer
-0.74 Coupon Center cpn
$1.77- Total with tax and got $2 ECB

Save A Lot
$4.17- Grapes
$1.00- Hot Dog buns
$5.17- Total

Winn Dixie
$10- Angel Soft toilet paper
$2.00- Blackberries
$12.60- Total with tax

Walmart
$1.98- Almond Creamer
$2.97- Cashew Milk
$1.76- Chopped Onion
$1.98- Applesauce
$3.28- Oatmeal
$1.94- Paper Towels
$2.97- Potatoes
$17.00- Total with tax

Sam's Club
$6.56- Crushed tomatoes
$1.48- Bananas
$1.98- Coleslaw
$2.38- Lettuce
$2.98- Mushrooms
$8.25- Milk
$23.63- Total

Farmer Market- $6.00 for Sprouts, Zucchinis and Cucumbers

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

Monday, August 10, 2015

Menu Plan for the week of 08/10/2015

We survived our first week back to school.  I thought this year was going to be easier since I only have 2 kids instead of having 3 like last year.  Boy oh boy did little Michael prove my so wrong :(

Nathan's advancement from 5th to 6th grade went very well.  No issues.  Little Michael's advancement from Kindergarten to 1st grade- big issues.  We declared on his first day of school that he no longer liked school :(

Thankfully, a few days later he calmed down and now all is well in our homeschooling adventure :)  Keep your fingers crossed that he remains this way throughout the year :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Applesauce muffins with fruit X2
Pancakes with fruit X2
Oatmeal with nuts and raisins X2
Scrambled eggs with fruit

Lunch
Salad with homemade dressing and a banana for myself and hubby-when he is home
Sandwich with carrots and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Spaghetti with green beans and garlic bread
Mushroom Stroganoff with peas
BBQ Riblets with mashed potatoes and zuchinni
Baked Chicken Legs with mashed potatoes and green beans
Ham, mashed potatoes and peas
Egg Roll in a Bowl
Leftovers :)

Snacks
Apples
Peaches
Carrots
Popcorn
Bananas
Carrots
Strawberries
Grapes
Blueberries
Plums
Chocolate PB Smoothie
Banana Ice Cream



Friday, August 7, 2015

Office Max/ Office Depot Back to School deals for the week of 08/09/2015

Bic Matic Grip mechanical pencils- $0.50- Limit 3
$1/2 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/02 SS

Glue- $0.50- Limit 3

Scissors- $0.50- limit 3

Filler Paper- $0.01 with $5 minimum purchase- Limit 3

Folder 2 pocket- $0.01 with $5 minimum purchase- Limit 3

Bic velocity gel pens- $1- Limit 3
$1/2 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/02 SS

Post It- $1- Limit 3

Mini Stapler- $1- Limit 3

Paper Mate White Pearl Eraser- $1

Index cards- $1

Reinforcement labels- $1

Highmark hand soap- $1

Highmark gallon or sandwich bags- $1

Pencil pouch- $1

Zebra Z grip pens- $1

Staples Back to School deals for the week of 08/09/2015

Folder 2 pocket- $0.15- Limit 30

1 Subject Notebook- $0.25- Limit 30

Index cards- $0.48-  Limit 30

Pencils- $0.38- Limit 30

Crayola markers- $0.97- Limit 30

Kleenex 4 pack- $3.99- Limit 30
$0.30/3 Kleenex cpn- 08/09 SS

Clorox 4 pack- $5.99- Limit 30

Erasers- $0.25- Limit 5

Pencil sharpener- $0.25- Limit 5

Glue- $0.25- Limit 30

16GB USB Flash Drive- $5.99- Limit 5

SUN-MON~ Multipurpose paper- $7.79
$2.80 Instant Savings
$4.98 Easy Rebate- Limit 4 Rebates

Ruler- $0.35- Limit 30

Composition notebook- $0.50- Limit 30

Crayola crayons- $0.50- Limit 30

Filler Paper- $0.75- limit 30

Crayola color pencils- $0.97- Limit 30

Scissors- $1- Limit 30

Bic mechanical pencils- $1- limit 30
$1/2 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/02 SS

Bic Ballpoint pens- $1- Limit 30
$1/2 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/02 SS

Hand sanitizer- $1.69- Limit 30

Walgreens deals for the week of 08/09/2015

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.

Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils- $0.29
$0.55 Paper Mate mechanical pencils cpn- 07/26 SS

Milk- $2.99- Limit 2

Twizzlers- $4/2 and get 1000 points
$1/ Twizzlers cpn- 08/02 SS

Nice bags- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Comet or Nice toilet cleaner- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Shout, Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom, shower, Fantastik or Windex- $6.50/2 and get $1.50 RR
$0.50 Shout cpn- 07/26 SS
$0.50 Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner cpn- 07/26 SS
$0.50 Windex cpn- 07/26 SS 

AirWick Freshmatic or oil refills- $10/2 and get $2 RR
$1.25/2 Air Wick twin refill or 2 single refills cpn- 08/09 SS
$2 Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra refills cpn- 08/09 SS 

Xtra detergent- $3/2
$1/2 Xtra detergent, Nice & Fluffy or Sure Shot cpn- 08/09 SS

Wexford ruler, highlighter or 2 pocket folder- $1/6 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Fashion pencils- $1/8 with in ad cpn- Limit 8

Elmer's Glue- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford sharpener or scissors- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Pilot pens- $2.99 and get 1000 points
$1 Pilot Frixion pens cpn- 08/09 SS
$1 Pilot Acroball pen cpn- 08/09 SS 

Wexford 1 subject notebook or Index tab dividers- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Wexford case, protractor or Index cards- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Sharpie highlighters or Paper Mate pens- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 4
$0.55 Paper Mate pens cpn- 07/26 SS

Mirado pencils or Paper Mate Pink Pearl eraser- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Olay skin care- $6.99 and get 1000 points
$1 Olay facial moisturizer or cleanser cpn- 07/26 P&G
$3/2 Olay facial moisturizer or cleaner cpn- 07/26 P&G 

Carmex cream or lotion- $2.99 and get 2000 points

Pantene- $12/3 and get 2000 points
$2/2 Pantene cpn- 07/26 P&G
$5/3 Pantene cpn- 07/26 P&G
$1.50 Pantene styler cpn- 07/26 P&G

Olay bar or body wash- $4.99 and get 1000 points

Irish Spring bar or body wash- $4.99 and get 1000 points
$2 Irish Spring Signature for Men, bar or Gear cpn- 07/26 SS
$0.50 Irish Spring body wash cpn- 07/ SS 

Mitchum- $2.99
$1 Mitchum cpn- 08/09 SS

Colgate Total mouthwash, Max White or Wave toothbrush 2pk or Total toothpaste- $3.99 and get $2.50
RR
$2 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 07/26 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothbrush cpn- 07/26 SS 

Arrid or Arm & Hammer- $0.99

Ban Refresh cloths- $1.99
$1 Ban Refresh cloth cpn- 08/02 SS

Oral B Power 3D White, Cross Action toothbrush or refills- $5.99 and get $2 RR
$3 Oral B replacement heads cpn- 07/26 P&G
$2 Oral B battery toothbrush cpn- 07/26 P&G 

Bausch & Lomb Renu- $7.99 and get 3000 points

Hershey candy- $7/2 and get 1000 points

Almay foundation, primer, concealer, blush or powder- $9.99
$4 Almay cpn- 08/09 SS

Crest, Scope or Oral B- $12/4 and get $6 RR
$1 Crest mouthwash cpn- 08/09 RP
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/26 P&G
$1.50/2 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/26 P&G 
$0.50 Crest mouthwash cpn- 07/26 P&G
$0.50 Crest kids toothpaste or ProHealth mouthwash cpn- 07/26 P&G
$0.50 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete, Sensi Soft, Indicator or Cavity Defense cpn- 08/09 RP
$1 Oral B Pulsar cpn- 07/26 P&G
$0.50 Oral B ProHealth stages,  ProHealth Jr, kids toothbrush cpn- 07/26 P&G
$0.50 Oral B floss or picks cpn- 07/26 P&G
$0.50 3D White, ProHealth, Complete, Sensi Soft, Indicator or Cavity Defense cpn- 07/26 P&G
 

CVS deals for the week of 08/09/2015

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:) 

Xtra detergent- $2.99/2
$1/2 Xtra detergent, Nice & Fluffy or Sure Shot cpn- 08/09 SS

Spend $15 on Loreal eye or lip and get $5 ECB- Limit 3
$1 Loreal lip or nail cpn- 08/09 RP
$1 Loreal cosmetic cpn- 08/09 RP
$2 Loreal face cosmetic cpn- 07/26 RP 

Ajax dish or cleanser- $0.88

Spend $10 on Gatorade and get $2 ECB

General Mills Cheerios- $1.88
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 08/02 SS
$0.50 General Mills Honey Nut or Medley Cheerios cpn- 07/12 SS
$1/2 General Mills cereal cpn- 07/12 SS 

Spend $10 on the following and get $3 ECB:
Gold Fish- $4/2
V8- $5/2
$0.50/2 V8 cpn- 07/26 SS
Campbell Chicken Noodle or Tomato soup- $1

SUN-MON: Paper Mate Eagle or Write Bros pens- $1.29
Use $1.00 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$0.55 Paper Mate pens cpn- 07/26 SS

TUES- Caliber security envelopes- $1.59
Use $1 CVS Coupon Center cpn

WED- Caliber wireless notebook- $1.69
Use $1 CVS Coupon Center cpn

THURS- Caliber sharpener- $1.99
Use $1.50 CVS Coupon Center cpn

FRI-SAT: Caliber crayons- $1.99
Use $1.50 Coupon Center cpn 

Paper Mate mechanical pencils- $0.59
$0.55 Paper Mate mechanical Pencils cpn- 07/26 SS

Scotch shipping tape or Post It- $1.99 and get $1 ECB
$0.50 Scotch Moving & Storage tape or Heavy Duty shipping tape cpn- 08/09 SS

Spend $15 on Sally Hansen and get $5 ECB- Limit 3
$1 Sally Hansen nail treatment cpn- 07/26 RP
$1 Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, top coat or Value Pack cpn- 07/26 RP 

Spend $15 on Cover Girl cosmetics and get $5 ECB- Limit 3
$4/3 Cover Girl cpn- 07/26 P&G
$2/2 Cover Girl cpn- 07/26 P&G 

Almay eye- $6.99
$4 Almay cosmetic cpn- 08/09 SS

Spend $10 on Milani cosmetics and get $3 ECB- limit 3

Spend $10 on ELF cosmetics and get $3 ECB- Limit 3

Coppertone- $8.99 and get $2 ECB
$1 Coppertone cpn- 07/26 SS

Suave hair- $6/2 and get $2 ECB
$2 Suave Professionals Luxe cpn- 07/26 RP
$1/2 Suave kids hair cpn- 07/26 RP 

Spend $12 on Suave body wash and get $4 ECB

Spend $10 on ST Ives, Noxema or Simple and get $3 ECB
$3/2 St Ives, Simple, Ponds or Noxema cpn- 07/26 RP

Biore cleanser, pore strips, pore minimizer, charcoal bar or mask- $6.99 and get $1 ECB
$1 Biore pore strips cpn- 08/09 SS
$2 Biore cleanser cpn- 08/09 SS 

Spend $10 on CVS lotion and get $4 ECB

VO5- $1.50/2

Spend $10 on Conair, Scunic or Mia and get $5 ECB

Mitchum- $2.99
$1 Mitchum cpn- 08/09 SS

Herbal Essence or Aussie- $6/2 and get $1 ECB
$3/3 Herbal Essence cpn- 08/02 SS
$3/3 Aussie cpn- 08/02 SS 

Colgate Max or 2in1 toothpaste- $2.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2

Spend $10 on CVS Oral Care and get $6 ECB- limit 2

Colgate 360 toothbrush- $6/2 and get $4 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothbrush cpn- 07/26 SS
$0.50 Colgate 360 or Slim Soft toothbrush cpn- 06/28 SS  

Spend $8 on Colgate mouthwash or battery toothbrush and get $4 ECB- Limit 2
$2 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 07/26 SS

Bausch & Lomb Renu Fresh or Sensitive- $7.99 and get $4 ECB

Spend $10 on Physicians Formula cosmetics and get $7 ECB

Spend $15 on Almay and get $5 ECB
$4 Almay cosmetic cpn- 08/09 SS

Coke 2L- $0.99
Use $0.24 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Mars chocolate, Air Heads, Mentos, Starburst, Skittles, Necco, Nestle or Hershey singles- $0.99
Use $0.74 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$0.50/2 Starburst, Skittles or Lifesavers Gummies cpn- 06/07 RP

Oral B Pulsar Cross Action power toothbrush or refills- $5.99 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, Prohealth, Complete, Sensi Soft, Indicator or Cavity Defense cpn- 08/09 RP
$3 Oral B brush heads cpn- 07/26 P&G
$1 Oral B Pulsar cpn- 07/26 P&G

$2 Oral B battery toothbrush cpn- 07/26 P&G 

Spend $12 on Irish Spring or Softsoap and get $6 ECB
$2 Irish Spring Signature for Men body wash, bar or Gear cpn- 07/26 SS
$0.50 Irish Spring body wash cpn- 07/26 SS
$0.50 Softsoap hand soap cpn- 07/26 SS
$0.75 Softsoap body wash cpn- 07/26 SS
 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic~ 08/08/2015

Lowe's will be hosting a Build & Grow Clinic on August 8, 2015 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 Lowe's Build & Grow Clinics. Little Michael and Nathan love them. They love being able to do hands on projects with our help.

The boys and hubby are super excited about this series of clinics~  Marvel Avengers Assemble Summer :)
To sign up for this Build & Grow Clinic, simply go to the Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic website, which they have redone to make it more user friendly. I am loving the 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 Lowe's Build & Grow apron. If this is your first clinic, your child(ren) will receive a free Lowe's 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:)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

July 2015 Goal Update

How did we do with our July goals?  Let's see:

1) To not eat out or at least to not pay out of pocket, with the exception of tips. If we want to treat the family to a meal out, we will make sure we have a gift card to cover all of us.
Did fabulous with this goal.  

2) Pay off our last credit card
Still chipping away at this.  We are very thankful that we were able to make a nice big dent in this credit card balance :)

3) Not to use any of our credit cards for 2015. To pay cash for everything.
Doing great with this :)

4) To maintain our grocery budget. Our current grocery budget is $400 month for our family of 6. Our goal is to use up to that amount to feed our family healthy nourishing meals.  If we are lucky enough to come under our monthly budget, we will save that amount.
We did great and ended up with $9 left :)


5) To create a monthly meal plan for our family, to use leftovers more efficiently and to make use of everything in our pantry and freezer.
Doing fabulous with this.

6) Lose weight- My goal is to lose 10lbs this year.
I was able to drop this goal back down to losing 10 pounds- yea!!  I didn't exercise as much as I would have liked.  Time to change that and lose this baby weight :)

7) Complete the Couch to 5K with hubby
Did not complete any of the Couch to 5K program :(

8) Morning devotions, prayer time and more bible reading
Doing great with our church's website, which will read the bible verses to you :) 

9) Monthly date night with hubby- whether we go out or stay at home, pop popcorn and rent a movie
We had a double date night :)  We went to the movies with Chris and his girlfriend.


10) To spend quality family time together. With everyones schedule and us running all over creation, I would love to spend more quality time together- no tv- us playing games, talking, enjoying each others company.  I think we are going to claim Saturday's as family fun day:)
We attempted a Saturday Family Fun day by going to the zoo only to have it pour and we were unable to go :(

11) Not to use our dryer to save on electricity and lower our electricity bill
Doing fabulous, by not using the dryer, I now have the electric bill down to what I was paying for our teeny house back in Virginia.  Not using the air or heat is a huge plus also.  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Florida weather :)

12) To do 1 project a month and blog about it
Wow- I really need to get on the ball with these monthly projects.  I have several in the works and hope to get them done soon :)
 
13) My older boys want to run a 5K~ a color run to be more specific.  So, I am jumping on board with them, after I finish my Couch to 5K program :)
Still waiting to hear the color run date.  Which is great since my running days have kind of fizzled out :(

14) To make and use more non toxic cleaners
I am still researching and working on this one :)

How did you do with your July goals? 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August 2015 Monthly Spending

Here is where I keep a list of our spending for the month of August.  We have a $400 grocery budget for the month.  We did good last month and still had $9.00 left at the end of the month. This is for everything for our family of 6 and 2 cats.  I am excited to see how we do this month. So, lets see how we do this month:

08/01/2015
$10.25- Save A Lot
$10.38- Publix
$15.90- Dollar Tree
$16.69- Walmart
$35.59- Sam's Club
$40.83- Winn Dixie
$6.00- Farmer Market

08/09/2015
$1.77- CVS and got $2.00 ECB
$5.17- Save A Lot
$12.60- Winn Dixie
$17.00- Walmart
$23.63- Sam's Club
$6.00- Farmer Market

08/17/2015
$1.05- CVS and get $1 ECB
$1.06- Dollar Tree
$10.88- Save A Lot
$15.85- Publix
$23.87- Walmart
$55.16- Sam's Club
$5.50- Farmer Market

08/23/2015
$1.06- Dollar Tree
$14.62- Publix
$7.33- Save A Lot
$23.02- Walmart
$32.91- Sam's Club
$5.50- Farmer Market

$399.62 - Running Total

$0.38- Left to Spend 

Yay!!  We did it.  We stayed with in our grocery budget for this month :)


Our Shopping Day 08/01/2015

Our first shopping day of August.  Thanks to what is left in my pantry and both freezers, menu planning was a breeze this month.  That also means that our first of the month shopping adventure was very manageable :)

Here are our shopping trip details:

Save A Lot
$1.99- Blueberries
$2.00- Bread
$2.00- Hamburger buns
$2.29- Cheddar cheese block
$1.13- Peaches
$0.84- Plums
$10.25- Total

Publix
$1.89- Kraft BBQ sauce
$0.00- Kraft BBQ sauce
$1.89- Kraft BBQ sauce
$0.00- Kraft BBQ sauce
$6.60- Soy yogurt
$10.38- Total

Dollar Tree
$4.00- Tissues
$4.00- Hand soap
$4.00- Toilet paper
$1.00- Qt zip bags
$1.00- Zip sandwich bags
$1.00- Foil
$15.90- Total with tax

Walmart
$2.48- Creamer
$3.92- Frozen veggies
$2.96- Ginger
$0.92- Lentils
$2.97- Potatoes
$1.88- Soy Sauce
$1.56- WW Egg Noodles
$16.69- Total

Sam's Club
$4.98- Lemons
$4.98- Milk
$1.49- Bananas
$12.98- Walnuts
$3.28- Ketchup
$7.88- Eggs
$35.59- Total

Winn Dixie
$5.34- 6 boxes WW Spaghetti
$10.56- Beef Roast
$10.72- Beef Roast
$14.21- Stew Meat
$40.83- Total

Farmer Market
$6.00- Zucchinis :)

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

Monday, August 3, 2015

Our Menu Plan for the week of 08/03/2015

Wow- I cannot believe it is August already :(  August means time to start school, which surprisingly the boys are so very ready to begin :)  School also means crazy busy but fun filled days.

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Homemade Sausage biscuits with eggs and fruit X2
Pancakes with fruit X2
Oatmeal with nuts and raisins X2
Scrambled eggs with fruit

Lunch
Salad with homemade dressing and a banana for myself and hubby-when he is home
Sandwich with carrots and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Spaghetti with zuchinni and garlic bread
Vegan Lemon Fettuccine Alfredo with green beans
Riblets with mashed potatoes and peas
Chicken Legs with mashed potatoes and green beans
Lentil burgers with cucumbers and tomatoes
Chili
Leftover Chili

Snacks
Apples
Peaches
Carrots
Popcorn
Bananas
Carrots
Strawberries
Grapes
Blueberries
Plums
Chocolate PB Smoothie
Banana Ice Cream

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Walgreens deals for the week of 08/02/2015

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.

PaperMate ball point pens- $0.29
$0.55 PaperMate pens cpn- 07/26 SS

Crayola markers or pencils- $0.99

Kellogg cereal- $4/2
$1/2 Kellogg cereal cpn- 08/02 RP
$1/3 Kellogg Krave, Frosted Flakes, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, Honey Smacks, Jif or Mini Wheats cpn- 07/26 RP
$1/2 Kellogg Frosted Mini Wheats cpn- 07/26 RP 

Purex- $6/3
$1 Purex cpn- 08/02 RP

Gatorade- $6/6 and get 1000 points

Hershey spread or syrup- $5/2 and get 1000 points
$0.75/2 Hershey syrup or toppings cpn- 08/02 SS
$0.75/2 Hershey or Reese's spreads cpn- 08/02 SS
$1/2 Hershey syrup cpn- 06/28 SS 

Kleenex- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$0.50/3 Kleenex cpn- 07/12 SS

Ziploc- $5.50/2 and get $1 RR
$1/2 Ziploc containers cpn- 08/02 SS
$1/2 Ziploc bags cpn- 08/02 SS


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

Renuzit- $0.89 with in ad cpn- Limit 3
Buy 3 Renuzit Get 3 FREE cpn- 08/02 RP

Palmolive- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4
$0.50 Palmolive cpn- 07/26 RP

Wexford mini composition book or memo book- $1/6 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Wexford 2 pocket poly folder or portfolio- $1/3 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Wexford mini highlighter or 2 pocket folder with prongs- $1/7 with in ad cpn- Limit 7

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

Wexford compass or sharpener- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Wexford glue- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Wexford index dividers or protectors- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Expo dry eraser markers or Sharpie highlighters- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4
$0.75 Sharpie cpn- 07/26 SS
$1 Expo dry erase marker cpn- 07/26 SS

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

Wexford poly binder or composition book- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Soho clear box or Wexford Jr legal pads- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Crayola crayons- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Fiskar scissors or sharpener- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Wexford construction paper or dry erase markers- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Wexford pencils or poly composition book- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Bic Cristal pens- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4
$1/2 Bic stationary cpn- 08/02 SS

Crest ProHealth mouthwash or Fixodent- $9/2 and get $2.50 RR
$0.50 Crest mouthwash cpn- 07/26 P&G

Oral B Pulsar, Crest 3D White toothpaste or 3D White mouthwash- $10/2 and get $2 RR
$1 Oral B Pulsar cpn- 07/26 P&G
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/26 P&G
$1.50/2 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/26 P&G
$0.50 Crest mouthwash cpn- 07/26 P&G 

Aussie or Herbal Essence- $11/3 and get $2 RR
$3/3 Herbal Essence cpn- 08/02 SS
$3/3 Aussie cpn- 08/02 SS

Got2b- $3.99 and get $1 RR
$2 Got2b cpn- 08/02 RP

Dry Idea or Right Guard- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$2/2 Right Guard cpn- 08/02 RP

Oral B soft toothbrush, Crest toothpaste or mouthwash- $12/3 and get $3 RR
$0.50 Oral B 3D White, ProHealth, Complete, Sensi soft, Indicator or Cavity Defense cpn- 07/26 P&G
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/26 P&G
$1.50/2 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/26 P&G
$0.50 Crest mouthwash cpn- 07/26 P&G

Spend $15 on Arm & Hammer Spin Brush or refill and get 3000 points

Rolaids- $8/2
Buy Rolaids Get 1 FREE cpn- 08/02 RP

Nature Made Vitamelts- $4.99 and get 1000 points
$2/2 Nature Made cpn- 07/26 SS

Nature Made adult gummies- $6.99 and get 1000 points
$2/2 Nature Made cpn- 07/26 SS

General Mills cereal- $4/2
$1/3 General Mills cereal cpn- 08/02 SS
$0.50  General Mills Chex cereal cpn- 07/12 SS
$1/2 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 06/28 SS 

CVS deals for the week of 08/02/2015

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:) 

Pepsi 12pk cans- $10/3 and get $2 ECB

Pantene- $8/2 and get $2 ECB
$2/2 Pantene cpn- 07/26 P&G
$5/3 Pantene cpn- 07/26 P&G 

Spend $15 on Loreal eye or nail and get $5 ECB
$2 Loreal face cosmetic cpn- 07/26 RP
$1 Loreal eye shadow or liner cpn- 07/12 RP 

Spend $12 on Revlon and get $3 ECB
$3 Revlon lip cpn- 07/26 RP

Tide or Gain- $11.99 and get $3 ECB
$1 Tide cpn- 07/26 P&G
$3/3 Tide or Downy cpn- 07/26 P&G
$0.50 Gain or Cheer cpn- 07/12 RP
$1/2 Gain or Cheer cpn- 07/12 RP 

Kellogg Mini Wheats, Corn Pops or Frozen cereal- $5/2 and get $2 ECB
$1/2 Kellogg cereal cpn- 08/02 RP
$1/3 Kellogg Krave, Frosted Flakes, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, Honey Smacks, Jif or Mini Wheats cpn- 07/26 RP
$1/2 Kellogg Frosted Mini Wheats cpn- 07/26 RP 

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

Renuzit- $0.88
Buy 3 Renuzit Get 3 FREE cpn- 08/02 RP

Post It notes- $3.99 and get $1 ECB

Sharpie 8ct or Expo dry erase markers- $3.99 and get $1 ECB
$0.75 Sharpie cpn- 07/26 SS
$1 Expo dry erase marker cpn- 07/26 SS 

Pay Anywhere credit card reader- $9.99 and get $9.99 ECB

Colgate Total- $5.98/2 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 07/26 SS
$2 Colgate mouthwash or rinse cpn- 07/26 SS 

Colgate 360 or floss tip toothbrush- $6/2 and get $4 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothbrush cpn- 07/26 SS
$0.50 Colgate 360 or Slim Soft toothbrush cpn- 0/28 SS 

Herbal Essence or Aussie- $9/3
$3/3 Herbal Essence cpn- 08/02 SS
$3/3 Aussie cpn- 08/02 SS 

Got2b- $4.99
$2 Got2b cpn- 08/02 RP

Dial 3pk bar or Complete hand wash- $4/2 and get $1 ECB
$1/2 Dial bar or Complete hand wash cpn- 08/02 RP

Bic disposable- $6.99 and get $2 ECB
$3 Bic disposable cpn- 08/02 SS

Right Guard, Dry Idea deodorant or Right Guard body wash- $6/2 and get $2 ECB
$2/2 Right Guard cpn- 08/02 RP
$2/2 Right Guard body wash cpn- 08/02 RP 

Spend $15 on Almay and get $3 ECB

Spend $15 on NYX cosmetics and get $3 ECB

Spend $15 on Cover Girl and get $3 ECB
$2/2 Cover Girl cpn- 07/26 P&G
$4/3 Cover Girl cpn- 07/26 P&G 

Spend $10 on ELF cosmetics and get $3 ECB

Milani eye shadow quartet- $9.99 and get $4 ECB

Ecxedrin extra strength or migraine- $20/2 and get $10 ECB
$1 Excedrin cpn- 07/12 SS

Blink, Complete or Revitalens- $7.99 and get $3 ECB
$3 Revitalens cpn- 08/02 SS

General Mills cereal, Scooby Doo or Fruit Gushers- $4/2- Limit 4
$1/3 General Mills cereal cpn- 08/02 SS
$0.50  General Mills Chex cereal cpn- 07/12 SS
$1/2 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 06/28 SS 

Spend $15 on Sally Hansen and get $5 ECB
$1 Sally Hansen nail treatment cpn- 07/26 RP
$1 Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, Top Coat or Value Pack cpn- 07/26 RP 

Softsoap hand soap- $1.88
Use $1.00 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$0.50 Softsoap hand wash cpn- 07/26 RP

Spend $10 on Listerine, Reach, Rembrandt or Listerine floss and get $5 ECB
$1 Listerine Smart Rinse cpn- 07/26 SS
$1 Listerine floss cpn- 07/26 SS
$1 Listerine 1L cpn- 07/26 SS 


Dawn, Just the Basics dish liquid or Total Home tissues- $0.99- Limit 8

Purex- $5.99- Limit 4
$1 Purex cpn- 08/02 RP