Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Our Shopping Day~ 10/11/2017

Another Wednesday night shopping adventure for us :)  I must admit I like going to the grocery store on Wednesday evening.  The stores are not crowded, which makes for an easy and quick trip for us :)

Here are our shopping trip details:

Dollar Tree
$1.06- Measuring Spoons

Sam's Club
$3.28- Crushed Tomato

Walmart
$0.98- Mushrooms
$2.98- Maple Extract
$2.93- Cream Cheese
$1.78- Celery
$0.76- Bananas
$1.16- Roma Tomatoes
$2.94- Spinach Kale Mix
$2.24- Chocolate Rice Cakes
$5.83- Dove Shower Foam
$1.34- Taco Sauce
$4.44- Apple Cider Vinegar
$27.38
-5.83- Dove Shower Foam mailer cpn
$21.90- Total

Aldi
$7.52- Frozen veggies X8
$5.99- BLSL Chicken
$1.99- Almond Milk
$6.95- Chicken Thighs X2
$3.24- Grapes
$2.66- Bananas
$1.19- Cucumber
$0.85- Crackers
$1.49- Brown Rice
$1.89- Canola Oil
$0.99- Baking Powder
$0.39- Salt
$1.19- Onion Powder
$1.19- Garlic Powder
$1.89- Kettle Chips
$1.39- Nacho Chips
$1.49- Tortilla Chips
$0.94- Eggs X2
$3.32- Bread X4
$1.59- Bagels
$1.78- Lettuce
$0.89- Ranch dressing
$0.89- Italian dressing
$0.89- Croutons
$1.29- Honey Mustard
$1.29- Tomatoes
$0.98- Cucumbers
$56.16- Total

This trip will be included in our October Spending Post.  Our October Monthly Spending post is where we document what we spend for this particular month.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 10/16/2017

How was your weekend?  We had a nice and not so busy weekend :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Overnight Oats with fruit X2
Waffles with fruit X2
Banana Bread with fruit X2
Bagel with fruit
Banana PB Oats for me

Lunch
Banana PB Spinach Smoothie for me
Sandwich with carrots, apple slices, blueberries and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Chicken Mushroom Orzo with green beans
Taco Tuesday with carrots
Chili with cornbread
Homemade Egg, Sausage and Cheese Biscuits with fruit
Leftover Chili and cornbread
Homemade Pizza
Soup, Grilled Cheese and carrots

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Carrots
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Oatmeal Raisin Bites
Cookies
No Bake Vegan Energy Balls
Chocolate PB Nice Cream
Rice Cakes with PB
Celery with PB and raisins


Friday, October 13, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 10/15/2017

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

Check out Walgreens Coupon Policy here:)

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

Ziploc- $5.50/2 and get $1.50 RR

Black Forest, Trolli or Now & Later- $1.99 and get $1.99 RR

Bic disposable razors- $5.99~ Spend $15 and get 3000 points
$2 Bic disposable razor cpn- 10/15 SS

Clairol Nice N Easy or Root Touch Up- $14/2
$5/2 Clairol hair color cpn- 10/15 RP

CVS deals for the week of 10/15/2017

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:) 

Hershey snack size- $9/3
Use $3 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$1.50/3 Hershey snack size cpn- 10/15 SS

Mars Chocolate fun size- $9/3
Use $2 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$2/3 Mars snack size cpn- 10/08 RP
$2/3 Mars Halloween cpn- 10/08 RP
$2/3 Mars Halloween cpn- 09/10 RP

Tide Simply Clean- $2.94
Use $1 CVS App cpn
$1 Tide Simply or Bounce cpn- 10/15 SS

Spend $15 on Crest ProHealth and get $7 ECB- Limit 2
$2 Crest Whitening Therapy, 3D White Brilliance, 3D White Luxe, ProHealth Advanced or 2 step toothpaste cpn- 10/08 RP

Spend $12 on Cover Girl and get $4 ECB
$2 Cover Girl face cpn- 10/08 RP
$1 Cover Girl cpn- 10/08 RP

Spend $10 on Physicians Formula and get $7 ECB
$4 Physicians Formula cpn- 10/15 SS

Spend $10 on Almay and get $3 ECB- Limit 6

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

Xtra- $1.49

Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Bounce or Downy- $4.94
Use $1 CVS App cpn
$1 Tide Simply or Bounce cpn- 10/15 SS
$2 Gain Flings cpn- 10/08 RP

Spend $15 on Total Home Household Paper

Spend $15 on Krave Jerky or BarkThins and get $5 ECB

Spend $10 on Wet N Wild and get $5 ECB- Limit 3

Spend $10 on False lashes or Kiss nails and get $3 ECB

Spend $12 on Sally Hansen and get $5 ECB

Gliss hair care- $10/2
$5/2 Gliss hair cpn- 10/01 RP
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Gliss hair cpn- 10/01 RP

Irish Spring body wash or bar- $3.99 and get $1 ECB
$1 Irish Spring body wash cpn- 10/15 SS
$0.50 Irish Spring bar cpn- 10/15 SS

Softsoap hand soap or bar- $5/2 and get $2 ECB

Spend $15 on Vaseline lotion or gel oil and get $5 ECB

Colgate Total rinse or Optic White rinse- $5.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2

Spend $10 on Listerine or Reach and get $5 ECB- Limit 2

Spend $15 on Revlon and get $5 ECB- Limit 6

Colgate toothpaste- $3.49 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 10/15 SS

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Come Along With Me............

As I take you with us and show you what we did last week :)

Last week was the week of all weeks.  We have all been there.  Everything seems to break at the same time and nothing goes the way we wish it would.  That was our week last week :(

Let's start with our microwave.  We had no clue how old this microwave truly was.  It came with the house.  And of course, it dies right when I am trying to defrost ground beef for dinner.  Ugggg :(  No worries.  I know plenty of people that don't have a microwave on purpose.  We suddenly discovered just how much we really do rely on our microwave.  Thankfully, we only needed to go without for a week.  Something I was waiting on finally arrived and allowed to be able to purchase a microwave :)

I now know why people pay Lowes $115 to install their microwave.  We decided that we could do it ourselves.  Oh my!!  What a pain that was.  The new microwave is bigger than the old microwave.  Meaning hubby had to undo and install the new bracing and make a new hole in the top for our over the stove microwave.  A few hours later and Voila~ we now have a working microwave and a kitchen filled with sawdust.

We have a working microwave and all is right again~ or so I thought.  Somehow something happened to trip our outside water breaker and we had no water :(  Called hubby who had just left for work.  Poor guy turned around, came home and fixed the problem and went back to work.  I am thankful that it was an easy fix.  We just had the water guys out a few weeks ago to fix what the hurricane broke and that repair had a few dollar signs in front of it :(  We are happy that we didn't have to call them to come back out.

Now we have a working microwave and we have water :)  The boys were all excited to go to Toys R Us for the Hatchimal event.  We were running a few minutes late and by the time we got there they had already hatched the Hatchimals.  We missed it :(  The boys were kind of bummed but got a goodie bag.  I know what Hatchimals are but had no clue that they are marketed towards girls.  My boys were the only boys there and Toys R Us had gone to town with pink tablecloths and decorations.  We kind of felt out of place.

One of the reasons we were late to the Toys R Us event was that we made a pit stop to our church's Thrift Store to drop off a trunk full of stuff we no longer needed.
Luckily our week had some good in it.  We made it to the Menchie's Buy 1 Get 1 Free Event~ Mmmmmmm :)
After our Toys R Us event, we walked over to Party City and looked at the giant wall of costumes:

Thankfully, little Michael saw something that he really wanted to be and it fit into our Halloween costume budget :)

Even though we had some ups and downs, we made the best of it and are now ready to get back to normal.  Or at least our version of normal :)

Do you ever have days like this? Please tell me I'm not alone :)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Toys R Us In Store Events

Toys R Us will be hosting a My Little Pony Friendship Festival Event on Saturday October 14th from 1-3pm.
 
At this event, you can participate in a Make & Take Friendship Festival Banner, coloring activity sheets, temporary tattoos and you can get a FREE Exclusive Friendship Festival poster just for attending.

Toys R Us will also be hosting Bricktober Week 2 on Sunday October 15th from 1-3pm.
At this event, you can build and play with Legos.  You will also receive a Free Spider-Man Comic for attending this event.

Both Toys R Us events are FREE but they do ask that you register your child for these events.



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Our Shopping Day~ 10/04/2017

Wednesday evening shopping has become my favorite time to go grocery shopping.  We dropped Nathan off at church and off we went to see how much shopping we could get done before having to pick him up.  Thankfully, this trip was short and sweet and we were able to get everything :)

Here are our shopping trip details:

Dollar Tree
$1.00- Parchment Paper
$1.00- Popcorn
$2.06- Total

Walmart
$0.77- Bananas
$1.88- Bagels
$2.65- Total

Aldi
$0.94- Eggs X2
$1.89- Kettle Chips
$2.49- Bread X3
$5.95- Broccoli X3
$5.99- BLSL Chicken
$2.58- Carrots X2
$3.78- Apples X2
$1.99- Almond Milk
$1.79- Soy Sauce
$1.98- Pineapple Chunks X2
$1.19- Fig Bars
$1.79- Chocolate Chips
$1.49- Brown Rice
$1.89- Green Peppers
$1.99- Hummus
$1.59- Rice Cakes
$1.49- Tortilla Chips
$40.81- Total

PetSmart
$23.46- Cat Food

This trip will be included in our October Spending Post.  Our October Monthly Spending post is where we document what we spend for this particular month.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 10/09/2017

How was your weekend?  We had a wonderful and busy weekend :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Overnight Oats with fruit X2
Waffles with fruit X2
Banana Bread with fruit X2
Bagels with fruit
Peanut Butter Banana Oats for me

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

Dinner
Oven Baked Chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans
Taco Tuesday with carrots
Chicken Rice Stirfry
Pancakes with fruit
Spaghetti and Meatballs with peas and garlic bread
Homemade Pizza
Soup, Grilled Cheese and carrots

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Oatmeal Raisin Bites
Cookies
No Bake Vegan Energy Balls
Chocolate PB Nice Cream


Friday, October 6, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 10/08/2017

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

Check out Walgreens Coupon Policy here:)

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

Purex- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$1 Purex cpn- 10/01 RP

Mars fun size- $8/3
$2/3 Mars fun size cpn- 10/08 RP
$2/3 Mars Halloween cpn- 10/08 RP
$2/3 Mars Halloween cpn- 09/10 RP

Oreo Milka bar- $0.89 and get $0.89 RR

Revlon ColorSilk or Luminista- $6/2
$1/2 Revlon cpn- 10/08 SS
$2 Revlon ColorSilk cpn- 10/08 SS

Mitchum- $2.99
$1 Mitchum cpn- 10/08 SS
$1 Mitchum cpn- 09/10 SS

M&M- $8/3
$2/3 M&M Halloween cpn- 10/08 RP
$2/3 M&M Treat size cpn- 09/10 RP
$0.50 M&M Halloween Variety cpn- 09/10 RP
$1/2 M&M Harvest Blend cpn- 09/10 RP

Arm & Hammer laundry- $1.99

CVS deals for the week of 10/08/2017

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:) 

Hershey snack size or Mars chocolate fun size- $9/3
Use $2 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$1/2 Hershey snack size or assortment cpn- 09/24 SS
$2/3 Mars snack size cpn- 10/08 RP
$2/3 Mars Halloween cpn- 10/08 RP
$2/3 Mars Halloween cpn- 09/10 RP

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

Spend $12 on Sally Hansen and get $5 ECB
$1 Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat or Value Pack cpn- 09/10 RP- EXPIRES 10/10
$1 Sally Hansen Miracle Gel cpn- 09/10 RP- EXPIRES 10/10

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

Tide Simply Clean, Downy or Bounce- $2.94
Use $1 CVS App cpn
$1 Downy Wrinkle Release cpn- 08/13 SS

Persil- $4.99 and get $1 ECB
$2 Persil cpn- 09/10 RP- EXPIRES 10/08

Spend $10 on Wunder2, TIGI, LA Girl or CND Vinylux nail polish and get $3 ECB

Spend $10 on ELF and get $3 ECB

Spend $15 on Loreal Ever and get $5 ECB

Softsoap hand soap or Irish Spring bar- $5/2 and get $2 ECB

Nivea lotion- $6
$2 Nivea lotion cpn- 10/08 SS

Nivea body wash- $8/2
$3/2 Nivea body wash cpn- 10/08 SS

Spend $10 on Colgate Total toothpaste, toothbrush or mouthwash and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel Health or Sensitive toothpaste cpn- 10/01 SS
$1 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 10/01 SS
$1 Colgate 360 or floss tip toothbrush cpn- 10/01 SS

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

Spend $12 on Colgate Optic White toothpaste, toothbrush or mouthwash and get $4 ECB
$1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel Health or Sensitive toothpaste cpn- 10/01 SS
$1 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 10/01 SS
$1 Colgate 360 or floss tip toothbrush cpn- 10/01 SS

Mitchum- $2.99 and get $1 ECB
$1 Mitchum cpn- 10/08 SS
$1 Mitchum cpn- 09/10 SS

U by Kotex- $3.99 and get $1 ECB
Use $1 CVS App cpn
$1 U by Kotex cpn- 09/17 SS

Spend $10 on Band Aid, Neosporin, Benadryl or Aveeno and get $4 ECB
$1 Benadryl cpn- 09/10 RP- EXPIRES 10/08
$1 Aveeno cpn- 09/24 SS

Spend $12 on Physicians Formula and get $8 ECB

Palmolive- $0.99
Use $0.25 CVS App cpn

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Menchie's World Smile Day

Menchie's is celebrating World Smile Day on October 4th from 4pm-7pm.
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Froyo :)  YAY :)

We participated last year and the froyo is sooooo good :)  We have plans to visit Menchie's tomorrow :)

Toys R Us Bricktober Week 1 Event

Toys R Us is bringing back Bricktober.  I remember this event from last year.  My boys really enjoyed the events.
Sunday October 8th kicks off Bricktober with a Lego Build & Play Event.

Kids will get a FREE Lego Ninjago wearable badge for attending and participating.

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




Toys R Us Event~ 10/07/20017

Toys R Us will be hosting a Hatchimals Surprise Party on October 7, 2017 from 11am-1pm.

My boys find Hatchimals interesting, so I think we will be going to this event.

Toys R Us will be hatching 2 Hatchimals at this event.  They will also have games, activities and you will get to take home a Hatchimal loot bag with treats :)

This Toys R Us event is FREE but they do ask that you register your child for the event.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

October 2017 Monthly Spending

This is where I will be tracking all our shopping for the month of October.

I have decided I am so tired of being overweight and am trying to do something about it.  For this month, we have increased our grocery budget to include my meals which will be different than what my family will be eating.

We are taking out $200 for groceries + $140 for my meals, $20 for household products and $40 for cat purchases.  Let's see how this month goes:

09/27/2017
$2.39- Target and got $5 gift card
$2.69- Save A Lot
$8.42- Dollar Tree
$11.90- Sam's Club
$14.23- Walmart
$71.81- Aldi

10/04/2017
$2.06- Dollar Tree
$2.65- Walmart
$40.81- Aldi
$23.46- PetSmart

10/11/2017
$1.06- Dollar Tree
$3.28- Sam's Club
$21.90- Walmart
$56.16- Aldi

$221.10 out of $340 for food
$18.26 out of $20 for household
$23.46 out of $40 for cats







Our Shopping Day~ 09/27/2017

We conducted a little test.  Nathan has youth group at church on Wednesday.  Hubby and I were curious to see if we could get our grocery shopping done while we were already out before Nathan got done.  So far so good.  We weren't able to get it all done.  We split up the grocery list and did what we could while on that side of town.  We saved the rest for Saturday.

Here are our shopping trip details:

Target
$3.99- Tresemme conditioner
$3.99- Tresemme shampoo
$3.99- Tresemme conditioner
$15.96
-5/3 Tresemme coupon
-5.00 Target gift card
$2.39- Total after tax and got a $5 Target gift card :)

Save A Lot
$2.69- Grapes

Dollar Tree
$2.00- Headphones X2
$1.00- Candle lighter
$1.00- Cocoa butter lotion
$2.00- Batteries X2
$1.00- Ice Cube Tray
$1.00- Salted Caramel candle
$8.42- Total

Sam's Club
$4.42- Vinegar
$7.48- Chia Seeds
$11.90- Total

Walmart
$0.74- Bananas
$1.68- Lasagna Noodles
$4.98- Popcorn
$2.94- Kale Spinach blend
$0.92- Lentils
$2.97- Citric Acid
$14.23- Total

Aldi
$1.79- Chocolate Chips
$1.29- Tomatoes
$6.13- Frozen veggies
$1.99- Hummus
$5.99- BLSL Chicken
$1.99- Almond Milk
$1.89- Creamer
$5.33- Pork Roast
$5.15- BLSL Chicken Thighs
$4.88- BLSL Chicken Thighs
$3.49- Greek Yogurt
$3.18- Flour X2
$1.89- Lemon Juice
$2.49- French Vanilla Cappuccino mix
$2.89- PB
$2.39- Oats
$2.36- Toilet Paper
$0.94- Eggs
$1.49- Tortilla Chips
$1.89- Kettle Chips
$1.29- Coconut Flakes
$1.59- Bagels
$4.49- Granny Smith Apples
$2.29- Tortillas
$0.98- Cucumbers
$1.19- Italian Seasoning
$0.39- Tomato Paste
$71.81- Total

This trip will be included in our October Spending Post.  Our October Monthly Spending post is where we document what we spend for this particular month.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 10/02/2017

How was your weekend?  We had a nice weekend :)  We didn't do much but we did enjoy ourselves :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Overnight Oats with fruit X2
Waffles with fruit X2
Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal X2
Bagels with fruit
Peanut Butter Banana Oats for me

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

Dinner
Oven Baked Chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans
Taco Tuesday with carrots
Chicken Rice Stirfry
Pancakes with fruit
Crockpot Lasagna with garlic bread and corn
Homemade Pizza
Chicken Cacciatore with peas

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Oatmeal Raisin Bites
Cookies
No Bake Vegan Energy Balls
Chocolate PB Nice Cream

Friday, September 29, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 10/01/2017

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

Check out Walgreens Coupon Policy here:)

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

Kellogg cereal- $1.99
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 09/24 RP
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 08/247 RP

Renuzit- $0.89
Buy 4 Renuzit and get 2 FREE cpn- 10/01 RP

Pure Silk or Barbasol razors- $4.99
$2 Pure Silk 3 or Contour 6 razor cpn- 10/01 RP
$1 Pure Silk Pivot twin tazor cpn- 10/01 RP
$2 Barbasol Ultra 3 or Ultra 6 Plus cpn- 10/01 RP
$1 Barbasol Pivot Twin razor cpn- 10/01 RP

Garnier Nutrisse- $6.99
$2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 10/01 RP
$2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 09/10 RP

Loreal hair care- $8/2
$2 Loreal Expert or Advanced cpn- 10/01 RP
$4/2 Loreal Expert cpn- 10/01 RP
$2 Loreal Ever cpn- 09/10 RP

Centrum or Caltrate- $9.99
$3 Centrum cpn- 10/01 RP
$1 Centrum cpn- 08/20 RP
$3 Caltrate Calcium + Vitamin D cpn- 10/01 RP
$1 Caltrate cpn- 08/20 RP

Theraflu- $7.99
$2 Theraflu cpn- 10/01 SS

Robitussin, Dimetapp or Advil cpn- 12/2
$1 Robitussin cpn- 10/01 RP
$1 Robitussin kid cpn- 10/01 RP
$5/2 Robitussin kid cpn- 10/01 RP
$1 Robitussin cpn- 08/20 RP
$1 Dimetapp cpn- 10/01 RP
$5/2 Dimetapp cpn- 10/01 RP
$1 Dimetapp cpn- 08/20 RP
$5/2 Advil kids, Cold, Sinus, Congestion cpn- 10/01 RP
$1 Advil kids cpn- 10/01 RP
$1 Advil kids or infants cpn- 08/20 RP

Eggs- $0.99- Limit 4

CVS deals for the week of 10/01/2017

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 toothbrush, Total mouthwash or Optic White mouthwash- $3.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Colgate 361 or floss tip toothbrush cpn- 10/01 SS
$1 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 10/01 SS

Spend $15 on Loreal foundation, powder, blush, concealer, eye or lip and get $5 ECB
$2 Loreal Voluminous lash mascara cpn- 09/10 RP
$2 Loreal lip cpn- 09/10 RP
$2 Loreal Infallible lip cpn- 09/10 RP
$1 Loreal eye shadow or liner cpn- 09/10 RP
$2 Loreal cosmetic cpn- 09/10 RP

Spend $15 on Maybelline and get $5 ECB
$3 Maybelline Colossal Big Shot mascara cpn- 10/01 RP
$1 Maybelline shadow or liner cpn- 10/01 RP
$2 Maybelline foundation or concealer cpn- 10/01 RP
$2 Maybelline mascara cpn- 09/10 RP
$1 Maybelline cpn- 09/10 RP
$1 Maybelline shadow or liner cpn- 09/10 RP

Spend $15 on Revlon and get $5 ECB

Mars fun size or Hershey snack size- $12/4 and get $4 ECB
$0.50 Mars Halloween Variety cpn- 09/10 RP
$2/3 Mars Halloween cpn- 09/10 RP
$1/2 Mars Snickers, Twix, Milky Way Caramel Apple or Mini Mix Harvest cpn- 08/27 RP
$1/2 Hershey snack or assortment cpn- 09/24 SS

Loreal Advanced- $8/2~ Spend $15 and get 5 ECB
$2 Loreal Advanced cpn- 10/01 RP

Spend $12 on Sally Hansen and get $5 ECB
$1 Sally Hansen Miracle Top Coat or Value Pack cpn- 09/10 RP
$1 Sally Hansen Miracle Gel cpn- 09/10 RP

Spend $10 on Cover Girl and get $4 ECB
$2 Cover Girl eye cpn- 09/10 RP
$3/2 Cover Girl cpn- 09/10 RP
$2 Cover Girl face cpn- 09/10 RP
$1 Cover Girl cpn- 09/10 RP

Spend $15 on Physicians Formula and get $8 ECB

Haribo gummies, Trolli, Sour Patch Kids or Black Forest Organic- $4/2 and get $1 ECB

Spend $15 on Krave jerky and get $5 ECB

Spend $15 on Barkthins and get $5 ECB

Campbells soup- $4/6
Use $1 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$0.75 Campbell Well Yes soup cpn- 10/01 SS
$1 Campbell Chunky Max cpn- 09/17 SS
$0.50 Campbell Slow Kettle cpn- 09/10 SS
$0.40/4 Campbell condensed soup cpn- 09/10 SS

Spend $12 on Almay and get $4 ECB- Limit 6

Spend $10 on Elf cosmetics and get $3 ECB

Spend $10 on Wet N Wild and get $5 ECB

Garnier Nutrisse or Olia- $6.99
$2 Garnier Olia cpn- 10/01 RP
$2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 10/01 RP

$2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 09/10 RP

Clairol Nice & Easy, Root Touch Up or Natural Instincts- $14/2
$5/2 Clairol hair color cpn- 10/01 RP
$2 Clairol hair color cpn- 10/01 RP

Fructis- $7/2 and get $2 ECB
$3/2 Fructis cpn- 10/01 RP
$3/2 Fructis cpn- 09/10 RP

Spend $10 on CVS, Beauty 360 facial care, wipes, towelettes or cleansers and get $4 ECB

Got2b- $4.99
$2 Got2b cpn- 10/01 RP

Barbasol or Pure Silk- $1.99 and get $1 ECB

Spend $12 on Beauty 360, Blade, CVS personal cleansing or lotion and get $4 ECB

Renuzit- $0.89
Buy 4 Renzit Get 2 FREE cpn- 10/01 RP

Spend $10 on Listerine or Reach and get $5 ECB- Limit 2

Crest Complete, ProHealth or 3D White toothpaste- $3.99~ Buy 3 and get $5 ECB
$2 Crest toothpaste cpn- 09/17 SS

Scope, Crest 3D White or ProHealth mouthwash- $3.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Crest mouthwash cpn- 09/24 P&G

Spend $10 on Summers Eve and get $5 ECB
$1 Summer Eve Simply cpn- 10/01 SS
$1.50/2 Summer Eve cpn- 10/01 SS

Robitussin or Dimetapp- $12/2
$1 Robitussin cpn- 10/01 RP
$1 Robitussin kid cpn- 10/01 RP
$5/2 Robitussin kid cpn- 10/01 RP
$1 Robitussin cpn- 08/20 RP
$1 Dimetapp cpn- 10/01 RP
$5/2 Dimetapp cpn- 10/01 RP
$1 Dimetapp cpn- 08/20 RP

Centrum or Caltrate- $9.99
$3 Centrum cpn- 10/01 RP
$1 Centrum cpn- 08/20 RP
$3 Caltrate Calcium + Vitamin D cpn- 10/01 RP
$1 Caltrate cpn- 08/20 RP

Softsoap- $1.88 and get $1 ECB

Hershey, Harvest kisses or minis- $7/2 and get $1 ECB
$1/2 Hershey snack or assortment cpn- 09/24 SS

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Come Along With Me...........

As I take you with us and show you what we did last weekend :)

I had everything planned out.  We would start at the Toys R Us event, do our grocery shopping and run some errands since we were going to be in that part of town.

Friday, we get a phone call from our neighbor that his wife was in labor and already at the hospital.  It has been wonderful seeing her pregnancy progress.  The little one decided it wanted to come almost 6 weeks early.  So it was definitely a shock and surprise.  I can't wait to hold and meet that beautiful bundle of joy :)

Saturday morning, I got up early and arrived right when Aldi opened.  Luckily I didn't need a lot so shopping was quick and easy.  We came home, unloaded the groceries, put everything away and ate lunch before heading out to Toys R Us for their Ninjago Lego Event.
We came home to get some more work done on our yard.
The pile grew twice this amount by the time we were done gathering all the storm debris.

We finally got all the hurricane shutters down.  I can finally see outside- YAY :)  I kept going to the window and seeing this:
After seeing this, I started to feel closed in :(  Not a great feeling.  It is such a wonderful thing to be able to see outside again :)

There is one great thing about having to evacuate from the hurricane.  We got to spend some time with family that we don't get to see very often.  It was nice to be able to relax and visit, even though we were super worried about our house.
We are very thankful that our house is OK with minor damage.  All is fixable and nothing major :)

We are now looking forward to getting back to normal :)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Toys R Us Event~ 09/30/2017

Toys R Us will be hosting a Disney Princess~ Dream It Be It Event on September 30, 2017 from 12-2pm.
This event looks cute.  I wish I had a little girl to take to this event.  Kids can wear their princess gowns, take part in story time, get a free Dream Activity Journal, poster, gifts and more :)

Having all boys, I think we are going to pass on this event.

This Toys R Us event is FREE but they do ask that you register your child for the event

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Our Shopping Day~ 09/23/2017

I had a plan of how our day would flow :)  Those that know me know that any time I make a plan something happens to change that plan.  The news that changed our plans was super exciting :)  This trip was an easy early morning shopping trip :)

Here are our shopping trip details:

Aldi
$1.99- Almond Milk
$0.99- Sliced Cheese
$1.17- Yogurt X3
$1.29- Carrots
$4.99- Nut Mix
$1.89- Kettle Chips
$1.29- Tomatoes
$3.78- Apples X2
$0.98- Cucumbers X2
$1.99- Romaine Hearts
$3.19- Grapes
$1.39- Strawberries
$1.59- Bagels
$26.53- Total

Walmart
$1.00- Broccoli
$2.93- Cream Cheese
$3.93- Total

This trip will be included in our September Spending Post.  Our September Monthly Spending post is where we document what we spend for that particular month.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 09/25/2014

How was your weekend?  We had a great and exciting weekend :)  I will tell you all about it later this week :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Overnight Oats with fruit X2
Waffles with fruit X2
Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal X2
Bagels with fruit
Peanut Butter Banana Oats for me

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

Dinner
Oven Baked Chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans
Taco Tuesday with carrots
Chicken Rice Stirfry
French Toast with fruit
Homemade Pizza
Chicken Broccoli Pasta
Soup, grilled cheese and carrots

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Oatmeal Raisin Bites
Cookies
No Bake Vegan Energy Balls
Chocolate PB Nice Cream

Friday, September 22, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 09/24/2017

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

Check out Walgreens Coupon Policy here:)

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

Tide or Bounce- $5.99
$1 Tide Simply cpn- 09/10 RP
$1 Bounce cpn- 09/10 RP

Glade candle, wax melts or Sense & Spray refills- $9/3
$1/2 Glade cpn- 09/24 SS
$2/3 Glade cpn- 09/24 SS
$2/3 Glade cpn- 09/10 SS
$2/3 Glade cpn- 08/20 SS

Colgate toothpaste or toothbrush- $3.99 and get $6 RR when you buy 3

Crest or Oral b toothbrush, toothpaste, floss or mouthwash- $3.93 and get $6 RR when you buy 4
$1 Crest mouthwash cpn- 09/24 SS
$2 Crest toothpaste cpn- 09/17 SS
$1 Oral b toothbrush cpn- 09/24 P&G

Irish Spring body wash- $3.99 and get 3000 points when you buy 2
$1 Irish Spring body wash cpn- 09/17 SS

Sure or Brut- $1.99
$1 Sure cpn- 09/24 SS
$1 Brut cpn- 09/24 SS

All detergent- $3.99
$1 All cpn- 09/24 RP
$2/2 All cpn- 09/24 RP

CVS deals for the week of 09/24/2017

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:) 

Pantene- $12/3
$5/3 Pantene cpn- 09/24 P&G
$2/2 Pantene cpn- 09/24 P&G
$1.50 Pantene styler or treatment cpn- 09/24 P&G

Dawn or Puffs- $0.99
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 09/24 P&G
$0.25 Puffs cpn- 09/24 P&G

Hershey king size or snack bites- $1.88 and get $1 ECB

Hershey snack size 8 pack- $3/2 and get $1 ECB
$1/2 Hershey snack size cpn- 09/24 SS

Trolli- $2 and get $2 ECB

Spend $15 on NYX and get $5 ECB

Spend $8 on Rimmel and get $3 ECB

Spend $12 on Sally Hansen cosmetics or hair remover and get $5 ECB
$1 Sally Miracle Gel top coat or value pack cpn- 09/10 RP
$1 Sally Miracle Gel cpn- 09/10 RP

Spend $10 on MUA and get $3 ECB

Irish Spring body wash or bar- $3.99 and get $2 ECB
$1 Irish Spring body wash cpn- 09/17 SS
$0.50 Irish Spring bar cpn- 09/17 SS

Sure or Brut- $2.99
$1 Sure cpn- 09/24 SS
$1 Brut cpn- 09/24 SS

Schwarzkopf hair color- $9.99 and get $3 ECB
$6/2 Schwarzkopf hair color cpn- 09/10 SS

Old Spice, Olay or Ivory Duo body wash- $6.94
$3 Old Spice duo cpn- 09/24 P&G
$3 Olay duo cpn- 09/24 P&G
$3 Ivory duo cpn- 09/24 P&G

Gillette Mach 3- $8.99
$3 Gillette or Venus razor cpn- 09/24 P&G
$3 Gillette or Venus razor cpn- 09/10 RP

Gillette Venus Spa or Comfort Glide- $11.99
$3 Gillette or Venus razor cpn- 09/24 P&G
$3 Gillette or Venus razor cpn- 09/10 RP

Nivea body wash- $7/2 and get $3 ECB

Colgate Total or 360 floss tip toothbrush- $6.98/2 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2

Crest 3D White mouthwash or ProHealth mouthwash- $4.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Crest mouthwash cpn- 09/24 P&G

Colgate Total rinse or Optic White rinse- $5.99 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2

Gillette disposable razors- $6.99
$3 Gillette, Venus or Daisy disposable cpn- 09/24 P&G
$3 Gillette, Venus or Daisy disposable vpn- 09/10 RP

Colgate Max or 2in1 toothpaste- $6/2 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2

Crest ProHealth, 3D White or Complete toothpaste- $2.99
Use $2 CVS App cpn
$2 Crest toothpaste cpn- 09/17 SS

Spend $12 on Band Aid, Neosporin, Benadryl or Aveeno and get $4 ECB
$1 Benadryl cpn- 09/10 RP
$1 Aveeno cpn- 09/24 SS

Spend $14 on Physicians Formula and get $10 ECB

Spend $12 on Almay and get $4 ECB- Limit 6

Hershey snack size or Mars chocolate fun size- $9/3
Use $3 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$1/2 Hershey snack size cpn- 09/24 SS
$1/2 Hershey snack size bag cpn- 08/06 SS

Spend $12 on Loreal eye, foundation, powder, blush, concealer or lip and get $4 ECB
$2 Loreal Voluminous lash mascara cpn- 09/10 RP
$2 Loreal lip cpn- 09/10 RP
$2 Loreal Infallible lip cpn- 09/10 RP
$1 Loreal eye shadow or liner cpn- 09/10 RP
$2 Loreal cosmetic cpn- 09/10 RP
$1 Loreal cosmetic cpn- 08/06 RP

Cottonelle Clean Care, Scott tube free or Viva Vantage- $15/3 and get $5 ECB
$1 Cottonelle toilet paper cpn- 09/10 SS
$1 Scott bath tissue cpn- 09/10 SS
$1 Viva Vantage cpn- 09/10 SS

Spend $10 on Listerine or Reach and get $5 ECB- Limit 2

Xtra- $1.49

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Toys R US Event~ 09/23/2017

Toys R Us will be hosting a Ninjago Make & Take Event on September 23, 2017 from 12-2pm.
The boys are super excited about this event.  It is Ninjago and a Lego build event.  Also if you participate in the in store ninja training you will get a to take home a Ninjago headband~ how exciting :)

This Toys R Us event is FREE but they do ask that you register your child for the event.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September 2017 Monthly Spending

This is where I will be tracking all our shopping for the month of September.  We are taking out $200 for groceries, $20 for household products and $40 for cat purchases.  Let's see how this month goes:

09/02/2017
$112.27- Aldi
$15.37- Walmart
$13.26- Sam's Club
$8.48- Dollar Tree

09/16/2017
$36.06- Aldi
$5.90- Publix

09/23/2017
$26.53- Aldi
$3.93- Walmart

$207.43 out of $200 for groceries
$14.37 out of $20 for household products
$0.00 out of $40 for cat products

Our Shopping Day~ 09/16/2017

Coming home after evacuating is definitely nerve racking.  We weren't sure how our house would look.  We didn't know if we had power or not.  We didn't know how much of our food we lost.  We were very lucky that our house suffered no damage and we only had a little plant damage.  The hurricane did mess up our water tank but that is fixable.  Our neighbor came over and let us know that not only did they stay but they did not lose power at all during or after the hurricane.  YAY :)  All of the food in our freezer was still good :)  Thankfully, our grocery trip was quick and easy.  Well, sort of.  We ran to Walmart Friday night because Aldi's was closed and the shelves were empty :(

We ran to Aldi the next day and they had food~ such a happy sight.  I was doing a little happy dance :)

Here are our shopping trip details:

Aldi
$2.39- Oats
$2.95- Toilet Paper X5
$1.98- Cheese
$4.58- Cottage Cheese X2
$1.98- Grapes
$1.29- Cream Cheese
$1.69- Kettle Chips
$0.49- Chicken Noodle Soup
$2.73- Yogurt X7
$2.29- Parm Cheese
$1.98- Peaches
$1.49- Caramel rice cakes
$0.55- Bananas
$1.59- Bagels
$1.29- Pretzels
$1.39- Nacho Chips
$1.49- Tortilla Chips
$0.85- Hot Sauce
$1.49- Pickles
$1.39- Strawberries
$36.06- Total

Publix
$1.43- Bananas
$0.79- Tomato
$1.89- Carrots
$1.79- Mushrooms
$5.90- Total

This trip will be included in our September Spending Post.  Our September Monthly Spending post is where we document what we spend for that particular month.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 09/18/2017

How has everyone been?  These last 2 weeks have been a crazy long adventure with Hurricane Irma.  We are finally home and ready for things to get back to normal :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Overnight Oats with fruit X2
Waffles with fruit X2
Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal X2
Bagels with fruit
Peanut Butter Banana Oats for me

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

Dinner
Oven Baked Chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans
Taco Tuesday with carrots
Chicken Rice Stirfry
Pancakes with fruit
Crockpot Lasagna with garlic bread and corn
Homemade Pizza
Chicken Marsala with green beans

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Oatmeal Raisin Bites
Cookies
No Bake Vegan Energy Balls
Chocolate PB Nice Cream

Monday, September 4, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 09/04/2017

Happy September :)

How was your weekend?  We had a wonderful weekend planned but those that know my family know that our plans don't always go as planned.  I will fill you in on what we had planned and what happened to change our plans on Thursday :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Overnight Oats with fruit X2
Waffles with fruit X2
Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal X2
Bagels with fruit
Peanut Butter Banana Oats for me

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

Dinner
Oven Baked Chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans
Taco Tuesday with carrots
Chicken Rice Stirfry
Pancakes with fruit
Crockpot Lasagna with garlic bread and corn
Homemade Pizza
Chicken Cacciatore with peas

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Oatmeal Raisin Bites
Cookies
No Bake Vegan Energy Balls
Chocolate PB Nice Cream

Friday, September 1, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 09/03/2017

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

Check out Walgreens Coupon Policy here:)

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

Purex- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE

Eggs- $0.99- Limit 2

Xtra laundry detergent- $1.49

Spend $10 on Crest mouthwash or Fixodent and get $5 RR
$1 Crest mouthwash cpn- 08/27 P&G
$2.50 Fixodent twin or triple pack cpn- 08/27 P&G

Colgate toothpaste, toothbrush or mouthwash- $5.99 and get $5 RR when you buy 2
$1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Sensitive or Enamel Heath toothpaste cpn- 08/27 SS
$1 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 08/27 SS
$1 Colgate 360 or floss tip toothbrush cpn- 08/27 SS

CVS deals for the week of 09/03/2017

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 Loreal eye, foundation, powder, blush, concealer or lip and get $4 ECB
$2 Loreal eye liner cpn- 08/20 RP
$1 Loreal eye shadow or brow liner cpn- 08/20 RP
$1 Loreal cosmetics cpn- 08/06 RP

Spend $15 on Cover Girl and get $5 ECB

Tide Simply Clean, Downy or Bounce- $2.94
Use $1 CVS App cpn
$1 Downy cpn- 08/27 P&G
$1 Bounce cpn- 08/247 P&G

Softsoap hand soap- $1.99
Use $1 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Spend $9 on Ajax, Fabuloso or Suavitel and get $3 ECB

Square credit card reader- $9.99 and get $9.99 ECB

Kellogg cereal or Nutri Grain bars- $5/2 and get $1 ECB
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 08/27 RP
$0.75/2 Nutri Grain bars cpn- 08/06 RP
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 08/06 RP

Spend $20 on Physicians Formula cosmetics and get $10 ECB

Got2b- $4.99 and get $2 ECB
$2 Got2b cpn- 08/06 RP

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

Spend $10 on Colgate Total and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel Health or Sensitive toothpaste cpn- 08/27 SS
$1 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 08/27 SS

Colgate Max or 2in1 toothpaste- $2.99
Use $1 CVS App cpn

Spend $10 on Colgate Optic White, Sensitive or Enamel Health and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel Health or Sensitive toothpaste cpn- 08/27 SS

Spend $12 on Playtex, Carefree, Stayfree or OB and get $3 ECB
$2 Playtex cpn- 08/20 SS
$0.50 Carefree cpn- 08/20 SS
$2/2 Stayfree cpn- 08/20 SS

Spend $12 on Gold Bond or Cortizone 10 and get $3 ECB
$1 Gold Bond cpn- 07/30 RP
$1 Gold Bond cpn- 07/09 RP
$1 Cortizone cpn- 07/30 RP
$1 Cortizone cpn- 07/16 RP


Hershey Cookie Layer Crunch, Brookside or Hershey pouches- $3.79
Use $2 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$1 Hershey Cookie Layer Crunch cpn- 08/06 SS
$1 Hershey Cookie & Cream Crunchers or Reese's Crunchers Stand Up bag cpn- 08/06 SS

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Come Along With Me......

As I take you with us and show you what we did last week :)

The rain was not that bad during the day on Saturday.  We saw a few flooded streets and a man kayaking down his street.  Our street was not flooded and we were able to get out, so off we went to Toys R Us for their Nerf Event.

I forgot my phone at home so no pictures :(  The boys had a blast shooting a couple of Nerf guns and everyone who participated got a small package of Nerf darts and 2 Nerf cars.

After Toys R Us we headed over to a couple of stores and did our shopping :)  We didn't need a huge amount of groceries so shopping was a breeze :)

On our way home it started raining heavily.  Sunday was little Michael's birthday and I had a cake to bake.  I baked the cake and hubby decorated it.
I cannot believe my "baby" is growing up so fast.  I need something to slow him down just a little.  It just hit me that next year Nathan will be in High School and I only have 4 more years left to teach him.  Where is the time flying to??

Michael loved his cake :)  He was so excited with this Poke ball cakes :)

By the end of the evening, the rain was pouring.  The next day some of our road was flooded so I had to end up taking our oldest to work.  Good thing I did.  I'm not sure he would have made it to work on his bike.
This is not our road but it is one of the main roads we have to take to get Chris to work.  It was not fun to drive in but we made it safe :)

Other than our minor flooding, we had a blast not spending any money other than for groceries.  I can't wait to see what we come up with to do for FREE next week :)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Home Depot Kids Workshop~ 09/02/2017

Home Depot is hosting a Kids Workshop on September 2, 2017 from 9 am- 12pm.
The kids will be building a Pencil Box.  Great back to school project :)

After looking at their website, it looks like registration is not required but recommended.  The kids also get a certificate, an apron, a pin and their project to take home :)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Our Shopping Day~ 08/26/2017

How is the weather where you are?  We have been getting some hard rain here in Southern Florida.  I saw a guy kayaking down his street on Saturday- crazy :)

Thankfully on Saturday our roads were fine to drive on.  We made our way to the library only to discover they had closed due to the heavy rains.  We drove out to an event and then to the store :)

Here are the details of our shopping trip:

Aldi
$1.19- Sour Cream
$0.99- Frozen peas
$1.99- Almond Milk
$1.79- Mozz Cheese block
$1.79- Cheddar Cheese block
$0.99- Cheese slices
$2.49- Blueberries
$4.49- Granny Smith Apples
$1.39- Peanut Butter
$2.29- Tortillas
$1.29- Roma Tomatoes
$1.19- Italian Seasoning
$1.19- Garlic Powder
$1.98- Red Grapes
$2.29- Strawberries
$4.99- Walnut, Cashew & Macadamia Nut mix
$1.59- Flour
$0.73- Bananas
$0.98- Eggs X2
$1.59- Cranberries
$1.29- 12 Grain bread
$2.49- Bread X3
$1.59- Bagels
$44.48
-5.00 Aldi cpn
$39.48- Total

Walmart
$1.00- Lemons X2
$1.50- Avocado X2
$0.92- Lentils
$1.98- Dates
$4.76- Dark Chocolate Chips X2
$1.56- Egg Noodles
$0.98- Vanilla
$1.34- Fire taco sauce
$1.34- Mild taco sauce
$1.50- Spaghetti sauce
$1.98- Stir Fry Veggies
$18.86- Total

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

Monday, August 28, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 08/28/2017

How was your weekend?  We had a wonderful weekend and can't wait to tell you all about it on Thursday :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Overnight Oats with fruit X2
Waffles with fruit X2
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins with fruit X2
Bagels with fruit
Peanut Butter Banana Oats for me

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

Dinner
Beef Stroganoff with green beans
Taco Tuesday with carrots
Chicken Parmesan with broccoli
Breakfast for Dinner- kids choice
Homemade Pizza and carrots
Chicken Rice Stirfry
Leftovers

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Oatmeal Raisin Bites
Cookies
No Bake Vegan Energy Balls

Friday, August 25, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 08/27/2017

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

Check out Walgreens Coupon Policy here:)

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


Oxi Clean laundry- $3.99
$2 Oxi Clean laundry cpn- 08/27 SS

Ziploc- $5.50/2 and get $1.50 RR
$1/2 Ziploc cpn- 07/30 SS
$1/2 Ziploc container cpn- 07/30 SS


Pantene- $12/3 and get 2000 points
$5/3 Pantene cpn- 08/27 P&G
Buy Pantene shampoo and get 3 minute miracle FREE cpn- 08/27 P&G

Head & Shoulders- $12/2 and get 2000 points
$4/2 Head & Shoulder cpn- 08/27 P&G
$2 Head & Shoulder cpn- 08/27 P&G

Loreal Advanced- $3.99 and get 1000 points when you buy 2
$2 Loreal Advanced cpn- 08/27 RP

Speed Stick- $2.49 and get 1000 points when you buy 2
$0.50 Speed Stick cpn- 08/27 SS

Crest, Oral b toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash or floss- $3.99 and get $5 RR when you buy 3
$1 Crest toothpaste cpn- 08/27 P&G
$1 Crest mouthwash cpn- 08/27 P&G
$1 Oral b toothbrush cpn- 08/27 P&G

Colgate toothpaste, toothbrush or mouthwash- $2.99 and get $3 RR when you buy 2
$1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel Health or Sensitive toothpaste cpn- 08/27 SS
$1 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 08/27 SS
$1 Colgate 360 or floss tip toothbrush cpn- 08/27 SS

Spend $15 on Band Aid, Aveeno, Neosporin or Benadryl and  get 5000 points
$2/3 Band Aid or Neosporin cpn- 07/23 RP
$2/3 Neosporin cpn- 07/23 RP
$1 Benadryl cpn- 07/23 RP

Dayquil, Nyquil or Sinex- $16/2 and get 2000 points
$4/2 Vicks cpn- 08/27 P&G
$2 Vicks cpn- 08/27 P&G

CVS deals for the week of 08/27/2017

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 or 2in1 toothpaste- $3
Use $2 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel Health or Sensitive toothpaste cpn- 08/27 SS

Dawn- $0.99
Use $0.25 CVS App cpn

Coke- $11/3
Use $2 CVS App cpn

Tide Pods or Gain Flings- $4.94
$2 Tide Pods cpn- 08/27 P&G
$2 Gain Flings cpn- 08/27 P&G

Spend $15 on Krave Jerky or BarkThins and get $5 ECB

General Mills cereal- $1.99
$1/3 General Mills cereal cpn- 08/27 SS
$1/3 General Mills Cheerios cpn- 08/20 SS
$1/3 General Mills cereal cpn- 08/06 SS
$1/2 General Mills cereal cpn- 07/30 SS
$1/2 General Mills cereal cpn- 07/23 SS
$1 General Mills Blueberry Chex cpn- 07/23 SS
$1 General Mills Toast Crunch cpn- 07/23 SS

Stacy Pita Chips, Wheat Thins or Triscuit- $5/2 and get $1 ECB
$1/2 Triscuit cpn- 08/20 SS

Spend $15 on NYX cosmetics and get $5 ECB

Spend $12 on Almay and get $4 ECB- Limit 6

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy- $6.99 and get $4 ECB- Limit 6

Fructis- $7/2
Use $2 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$4/2 Fructis cpn- 08/27 SS

Clairol Natural Instincts, Nice N Easy or Root Touch Up- $6.99
Use $2 CVS App cpn
Buy Clairol Nice N Easy and get Root Touch Up FREE cpn- 08/27 SS
$3 Natural Instincts cpn- 08/27 SS

Axe shower gel- $9/2 and get $2 ECB

Spend $15 on Loreal Advanced and get $5 ECB
$2 Loreal Advanced cpn- 08/27 RP

Gillette Fusion razor- $6.99
$3 Gillette or Venus razor cpn- 08/27 P&G
$3 Gillette or Venus razor cpn- 08/13 RP

Spend $15 on Suave, Dove Dermacare or Tresemme and get $5 ECB
$1/2 Suave Professionals cpn- 08/27 SS
$1/2 Suave Professionals Gold cpn- 08/27 SS
$1 Suave Kids cpn- 08/27 SS

Colgate mouthwash- $3.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 08/27 SS

Colgate toothpaste- $3.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel Health or Sensitive toothpaste cpn- 08/27 SS

Spend $10 on Listerine or Reach and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Listerine Smart rinse cpn- 07/23 RP
$1 Listerine cpn- 07/23 RP
$1 Listerine floss cpn- 07/23 RP

Crest 3D White, ProHealth mouthwash or Scope- $4.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Crest mouthwash cpn- 08/27 P&G

Spend $15 on Schick disposable razors and get $5 ECB
$3 Schick Hydro 5 or Hydro Silk disposable cpn- 08/20 SS

Spend $12 on Band Aid, Neosporin, Benadryl or Aveeno and get $4 ECB
$2/3 Band Aid or Neosporin cpn- 07/23 RP
$2/3 Neosporin cpn- 07/23 RP
$1 Benadryl cpn- 07/23 RP

Calendula cream or Arnicare bruise- $8.49 and get $6 ECB
$3 Calendula cream cpn- 07/09 RP
$3 Arnicare cpn- 07/09 RP

U by Kotex- $9/2 and get $2 ECB
$2/2 U by Kotex cpn- 08/13 SS

Spend $12 on Icy Hot, Aspercreme or Capzasin HP and get $4 ECB
$1 Icy Hot, Aspercreme, Capzasin, Arthritis hot or Flexall cpn- 07/30 RP
$1 Icy Hot cpn- 06/04 RP
$1 Aspercreme cpn- 07/30 RP
$1 Aspercreme cpn- 06/04 RP
$1 Capzasin cpn- 07/30 RP
$  Capzasin cpn- 06/04 RP

Spend $14 on Physicians Formula and get $10 ECB

Spend $15 on Neutrogena cosmetics and get $5 ECB
$2/2 Neutrogena cpn- 07/23 RP

Puffs- $0.99
$0.25 Puffs cpn- 058/27 P&G

Kellogg cereal, SunMaid raisins, Dole fruit cups, PopTarts, Rice Krispy treats or Princess fruit snacks- $1.99
$1/3 Kellogg PopTarts cpn- 08/27 RP
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 08/27 RP

$1/2 Kellogg Rice Krispy treat cpn- 08/06 RP
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 08/06 RP
$1/3 Kellogg PopTart cpn- 07/23 RP
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 07/23 RP
$1/2 Dole fruit bowls cpn- 07/30 SS

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Come Along With Me.......

As I take you with us and show you what we did last week :)

Most of you already know about my dental visit.  My stitches felt like they were going to be in my mouth forever.  The dentist told me that if they were not out in 10 days and were really bothering me to call the office to have them removed.  Well, on the 10th day, go figure, these super annoying stitches finally released and came out- YAY :)  I have been enjoying solid food again :)

Since I wasn't sure when my stitches were going to come out, we planned a family game day at home.

I did go out on the 17th for the Cape Coral Aldi Grand Opening.  Since this one is a lot closer to our house, I didn't have to get up and leave as early as the last Grand Opening.  In 1 hour from the time we got there, all 100 tickets had been given out.

I was number:
18 is a good number for me.  I was born on the 18th day.  I was feeling really lucky.  When it was opening time, I got a gift card for the amount of:
$25.  Not bad.  I was really hoping for the $100 gift card.  That would have been amazing but $25 is still great and helps so much with our grocery budget.

Over the weekend, we had a fun game day, filled with Hungry Hungry Hippos, Operation, many hands of Uno, Slap Jack and many many more.
Mario Memory

Dutch Blitz card game
We are having so much fun not spending any money :)  I can't wait to see what we come up with to do for FREE next week :)