Friday, June 23, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 06/25/2017

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 or PopTarts- $1.88
$1/2 Kellogg cereal cpn- 06/25 RP
$1/2 Kellogg Corn Pops, Krave or Apple Jacks cpn- 06/18 RP
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 06/04 RP

Kellogg Special K- $5/2
$1/2 Kellogg cereal cpn- 06/25 RP
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 06/04 RP

Pringles- $5/4
$1/4 Pringles cpn- 06/25 RP
$1/4 Pringles cpn- 05/21 RP

Mike & Ike Zour- $0.99 and get $0.99 RR

Black Forest candy- $2 and get $2 RR

Sure or Brut- $1.99
$1 Sure cpn- 06/25 SS
$1 Brut cpn- 06/25 SS

Garnier Whole Blends- $7/2
$2 Garnier Whole Blends cpn- 06/25 RP
$2 Garnier Whole Blends cpn- 06/04 RP

Suave- $6/2
$1 Suave styling cpn- 06/25 SS
$2/2 Suave Professionals Silver or Green cpn- 06/25 SS
$2/2 Suave Professionals Gold cpn- 06/25 SS

Spend $15 on Band Aid, Curad, Cortizone 10, Gold Bond, Benadryl or Neosporin and get 5000 points
$0.75/2 Band Aid cpn- 06/25 SS
$1 Curad cpn- 06/18 SS
$1 Cortizone 10 cpn- 06/25 RP
$3/2 Cortizone 10 cpn- 05/21 RP
$1 Cortizone 10 cpn- 05/21 RP
$1 Gold Bond cpn- 06/04 RP
$1 Benadryl cpn- 06/04 RP
$1 Neosporin cpn- 06/25 SS

Crest or Oral B toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash or floss- $2.99 and get $3 RR when you buy 3
$1 Crest toothpaste cpn- 06/18 RP

Colgate toothpaste or mouthwash- $3.99 and get $2 RR when you buy 2
$2 Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced, Enamel Health or Sensitive cpn- 06/25 SS
$2 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 06/25 SS

Spend $10 on Listerine or Plax and get 5000 points

CVS deals for the week of 06/25/2017

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:) 

Garnier Whole Blends- $7/2 and get $3 ECB when you buy 3
$2 Garnier Whole Blends cpn- 06/25 RP
$2 Garnier Whole Blends cpn- 06/04 RP

Colgate Total, Max or 2in1 toothpaste- $3.49 and get $1.50 ECB- Limit 2
$2 Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced, Enamel Health or Sensitive cpn- 06/25 SS

Kelloggs, General Mills or Cheerios- $1.99
$1/2 Kellogg cereal cpn- 06/25 RP
$1/2 Kellogg Corn Pops, Krave or Apple Jacks cpn- 06/18 RP
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 06/04 RP
$0.50 General Mills Chex cpn- 06/25 SS
$1 General Mills Very Berry Cheerios cpn- 06/25 RP
$1/3 General Mills cereal cpn- 06/18 SS
$1/2 General Mills Cheerios cpn- 06/04 SS
$1/2 General Mills cereal cpn- 06/04 SS

Purex- $6/2 and get $3 ECB

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

Spend $10 on Drumstick, Crunch, Outshine, Skinny Cow or Edy's and get $3 ECB
$1 Skinny Cow frozen cpn- 04/30 SS

Spend $12 on Loreal eye, foundation, powder, blush or concealer and get $4 ECB

Hershey or Mars chocolate singles- $4/4 and get $1 ECB

Spend $12 on NYX and get $3 ECB

Spend $15 on ELF and get $5 ECB

Spend $10 on false lashes or brow pencils and get $3 ECB

Spend $12 on Suave hair care and get $4 ECB
$1 Suave styling cpn- 06/25 SS
$2/2 Suave Professionals Silver or Green cpn- 06/25 SS
$2/2 Suave Professionals Gold cpn- 06/25 SS

Spend $15 on Dove bodywash or bar and get $5 ECB
$1.25 Dove bodywash cpn- 06/18 RP
$1 Dove bar cpn- 06/18 RP

Clairol Nice N Easy, Root Touch Up or Natural Instincts- $6.99
$2 Clairol hair color cpn- 06/25 RP
$5/2 Clairol hair color cpn- 06/25 RP

Sure or Brut- $3.99
$1 Sure cpn- 06/25 SS
$1 Brut cpn- 06/25 SS

Colgate toothbrush- $3.99 and get $1.50 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothbrush cpn- 06/25 SS

Colgate Total or Optic White mouthwash- $3.99 and get $1 ECB- Limit 2
$2 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 06/25 SS

Centrum or Caltrate- $9.99
$4 Centrum cpn- 06/25 RP
$4 Caltrate cpn- 06/25 RP

Spend $10 on Crest ProHealth toothpaste, rinse or Oral B floss and get $5 ECB
$1 Crest toothpaste cpn- 06/18 RP

Spend $12 on Sally Hansen and get $4 ECB
$1 Sally Hansen Complete Salon nail color cpn- 06/04 RP
$1 Sally Hansen Airbrush cpn- 06/04 RP

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

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Our May Family Adventure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View from a lookout

Driving down the mountain

Osha Trail

View from the top of the Osha Trail

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

Same trail different lookout

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

Trestle Trail

Lookout from the Trestle trail

Love this view from the Tunnel lookout

View from a lookout

Side of the mountain.


White Sands National Park

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

Car on our way to the falls

Storm is coming

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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

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


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

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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Our Shopping Day~ 06/17/2017

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

Here is our shopping trip details:

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

Walmart
$6.34- Cat Litter

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

Monday, June 19, 2017

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

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

Here is our menu plan for this week:

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

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

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

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Watermelon
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Frozen Chocolate Bananas
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Ice Cream
Cookies

Friday, June 16, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 06/18/2017

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

Check out Walgreens Coupon Policy here:)

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

Eggs- $0.79- Limit 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CVS deals for the week of 06/18/2017

Don't forget to....
1) Go to 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 Cover Girl foundation, powder, blush, concealer, lip or eye and get $5 ECB

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

Spend $10 on Physicians Formula and get $7 ECB

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

Total Home bleach, dryer sheets or Purex- $1.98

Ziploc- $6/2 and get $3 ECB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Our Shopping Day~ 06/10/2017

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

Here are our shopping trip details:

Walmart
$1.74- Bananas
$1.23- Tomato
$2.48- Malt O Meal Mini Spooners
$2.48- Malt O Meal Mini Spooners
$7.93
-1/2 Malt O Meal printable cpn
$6.93 and I will earn $3/2 from Ibotta for the cereal

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


Monday, June 12, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 06/12/2017

How was your weekend?  We had a nice and wet weekend.  It has stormed here, which is very welcomed, at least the rain is.  I could deal without the thunder :)  Our grass and plants have been so thirsty.  It has been quite some time since our last really good rain.  I think Florida forgot that we are supposed to be in rainy season :)  We also spent the weekend packing for our next adventure, which is why our menu plan is short this week.

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Overnight Oats with fruit X2
Pancakes with fruit X2

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

Dinner
Cheesy Beef Taco with broccoli
Soup and grilled cheese
Scrambled eggs with veggies and fruit
Hot dogs, Mac N Cheese and green beans

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Watermelon
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Frozen Chocolate Bananas
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Ice Cream
Cookies

Friday, June 9, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 06/11/2017

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.

Mars minis, fun size, Hershey bag, pouch or canister- $6/2 and get 1000 points

Naked Juice or Tropicana orange juice- $6/2 and get 1000 points

Head & Shoulders or Herbal Essence- $12/2 and get $1 RR
$3/3 Herbal Essence cpn- 06/04 RP

Loreal- $8/2
$4/2 Loreal hair cpn- 06/11 SS

Spend $15 on Tampax or Always and get 3000 points

CVS deals for the week of 06/11/2017

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- $3.49 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 06/11 SS

Spend $15 on Purex, Renuzit or Persil and get $5 ECB

Gatorade- $4/2 and get $1 ECB

Kind bar- $6/3 and get $1 ECB

Spend $10 on Revlon and get $4 ECB- Limit 6

Revlon Super Lustrous lip- $6.99 and get $4 ECB- Limit 6

Brookside or Barkthins- $7/2 and get $1 ECB

Spend $15 on NYX and get $5 ECB

MUA- $5.99 and get $6 RR when you buy 2

Spend $10 on Wet N Wild and get $5 ECB
$0.50 Wet N Wild cpn- 06/11 SS
$1 Wet N Wild Perfect Pout lip balm cpn- 06/11 SS
$1 Wet N Wild face cpn- 06/11 SS

Spend $12 on Almay and get $3 ECB- Limit 6
Buy Almay and get FREE Almay eye cpn- 06/04 SS

Spend $12 on Cover Girl and get $4 ECB
$0.75 Cover Girl cpn- 06/11 RP
$2 Cover Girl face cpn- 06/11 RP

Spend $15 on Suave, Tresemme or Dove and get $5 ECB
$2/2 Suave Gold or Dry shampoo cpn- 06/11 RP
$2/2 Suave Core cpn- 06/11 RP
$0.75 Suave kids hair cpn- 06/11 RP
$2 Dove Dermacare cpn- 06/11 RP
$3/2 Dove hair cpn- 06/11 RP

Spend $12 on Sally Hansen and get $4 ECB
$1 Sally Hansen Complete Salon color cpn- 06/04 RP
$1 Sally Hansen Airbrush cpn- 06/04 RP

Speed Stick Premium- $8/2 and get $2 ECB
Buy Speed Stick Overtime and get 1 FREE cpn- 06/11 SS

Colgate Optic White, Sensitive or Enamel Health toothpaste- $3.99 and get $1 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 06/11 SS
$1 Colgate Optic White, Total, Sensitive or Enamel Health toothpaste cpn- 06/04 SS

Spend $12 on Colgate battery toothbrush or mouthwash and get $4 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 06/04 SS

Colgate 360 toothbrush- $3.49 and get $1.50 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Colgate 360 or floss tip toothbrush cpn- 06/04 SS

Spend $10 on Crest ProHealth, Scope or Oral B toothbrush and get $4 ECB- Limit 2

Spend $12 on CVS oral care and get $5 ECB- Limit 2

I Caps- $18.99 and get $2 ECB
$10 I Caps cpn- 06/11 SS

Hershey kisses or minis bonus- $6/2
Use $2/2 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Spend $12 on Maybelline and get $4 ECB

Spend $10 on Physicians Formula and get $7 ECB

Spend $10 on Yuban or McCafe coffee and get $3 ECB

Kleenex- $4/3
Use $1/3 Coupon Center cpn
$0.75/3 Kleenex cpn- 06/11 SS

Thursday, June 8, 2017

2017 Goals 6 Month Update

I can't believe it is June already.  Half the year is already over.  So much has happened and we still have so much planned.  Busy, Busy, Busy :)

I thought it would be neat to see where we are in our 6 month goal update.

Our 2017 goals are:

1) To get out of credit card debt- we are currently sitting at $9,919.34
We are still climbing this mountain.  We are doing great with this but we had a few setbacks.  Nathan and I got new glasses that added over $750 to our debt :(  But I am happy at the progress we have made so far.  Our new debt total is: $8773.39

2) To finally lose this extra "baby" weight- this has been a goal for a few years but some how the scale went in the opposite direction and instead of needing to lose 10-15 pounds that number has crept up to 35 pounds :(
Still working hard on this and trying to work out a new plan.

3) For Nathan and myself to get new glasses.  I desperately need new glasses, we have figured out that super glue is not all that super or permanent :(
YAY :)  We finally got new glasses.  I had been putting it off now for a while.  The final straw is when the other side of my glasses decided to break.  Many thanks to a mini basketball that bounced off the basketball hoop and straight into the side of my face, leading to the breakage of the other side of my glasses :( 

4) To get a new to us vehicle.  I LOVE the fact that our vehicle is paid off and do not look forward to having a vehicle payment but our poor poor van is on its last breath :(  We keep having to take it in to the mechanic and right now are paying $500 a month just to pay off the repair bills :(
We were hoping to pay off our credit card debt before making such a large purchase.  But it couldn't wait.  We sold our old broken down van and purchased a new to us 2015 Chevy Equinox with awesome low mileage.  We hope to have this vehicle for a very long time :)

I was hoping we would be further along with our debt and weight loss journey but things came up and things don't go the way we planned.  I do have faith that we will conquer these battles :) 2 out of 4 isn't bad LOL :)

How are you doing with your 2017 goals?


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June 2017 Monthly Spending

This is where I will keep a track of what our monthly spending looks like.  Since we did so well last month, we decided to keep going with our divided budget.  We are going to take out $260 for the month and divide it.  We are going to use $200 just for groceries, $20 for household and personal items and $40 for cat needs.  So, lets see how this goes:

06/03/2017
$1.53- CVS and got $5 ECBs
$5.00- Dollar Tree
$5.63- Walmart
$109.60- Aldi

06/10/2017
$6.93- Walmart and got $3 back from Ibotta

06/17/2017
$72.95- Aldi
$6.34- Walmart

$197.37 out of $200 for groceries
$22.59 out of $20 for household/personal items
$35.88 out of $40 for cats


Our Shopping Trip~ 06/03/2017

Returning home from our adventure meant returning home to an empty refrigerator.  I didn't want food to go to waste while we were away, so we used up as much as we could.  I failed to have a few things on hand for our return.  We made do with what we had that morning and went on our big shopping adventure right after breakfast :)

Here are our shopping trip details:

CVS
$3.50- Garnier hair
$3.50- Garnier hair
$1.88- Hershey almond snack bites
$1.99- Xtra
$10.87
-2.00 Garnier printable
-2.00 Garnier printable
-6.00 ECB
$1.53- Total and got $5 in ECB's

Dollar Tree
$1.00- Parchment paper
$1.00- Body wash
$1.00- Soap Refill
$1.00- Dish soap
$1.00- Face wash
$5.00- Total

Walmart
$2.00- Cashews
$2.25- Avocados X3
$1.38- Orzo
$5.63- Total

Aldi
$4.29- Ice Cream tub
$13.73- Frozen veggies
$10.98- BLSL Chicken X2
$1.99- Turkey Kielbasa
$2.19- Pepperoni
$0.99- Hot Dogs
$3.29- Ground Turkey
$1.99- Almond Milk
$2.29- Parm Cheese
$2.98- Flour X2
$1.58- Crush Tomatoes X2
$2.89- Dishwasher liquid
$1.78- Tissues X2
$3.58- Cheddar block X2
$1.79- Mozz block
$3.98- Sweet Potatoes
$1.99- Gal zip bags
$2.99- Watermelon
$3.40- Bread X4
$0.85- Hot Dog buns
$4.77- Bagels X3
$2.36- Toilet Paper X4
$2.89- PB
$1.49- 12 Grain Bread
$2.38- Tortilla Chips X2
$1.09- Sour Cream Onion Chips
$1.53- Bananas
$2.78- Kettle Chips X2
$5.99- Paper Towels
$1.49- Spinach
$2.58- Strawberries X2
$1.49- Tomatoes
$2.99- Lemons
$2.98- Blueberries X2
$1.98- Grapes
$109.60- Total


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

Monday, June 5, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 06/05/2017

Happy June :)  We are back.  We hope that you all had a wonderful 2 weeks.  We had an amazing time and enjoyed our adventure but are glad to be back in our own time zone :)  I took lots of pictures and look forward to sharing our adventure with you :)

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

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

Dinner
Lasagna Pasta with broccoli
Baked Chicken, mashed potatoes and peas
Chicken Noodle Soup with grilled cheese
Jambalaya Rice with carrots
Spaghetti with mixed veggies and garlic bread
Bean Salsa Taco with Cauliflower
Chocolate Chip pancakes with fruit

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Watermelon
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Frozen Chocolate Bananas
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Ice Cream
Cookies

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Good News~ Not so Good News

I have some awesome news and I have some not so good news.

Which would you like first?

Hmmmm

Let me start with the good news :)

My family is gearing up for a super secret adventure.  I can't say what it is because the boys don't know what it is.  They only know that we are going on a super secret field trip :)  We are so super excited for this adventure.  We have been counting down for a while.

Now for the not so great news :(

I am going to be so busy with our super secret adventure that I will not be able to blog for 2 weeks :(

I will miss you all but I will return in June :)  At that time, I can fill everyone in on our super secret adventure with lots of pictures :)

We hope you are your family have a wonderful and safe 2 weeks :)

See you in June :)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 05/21/2017

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.

Pantene- $12/3 and get $5 RR
$2/2 Pantene cpn- 05/14 RP

Spend $10 on Listerine, Johnson or Plax Dental and get 5000 points
$0.75 Listerine cpn- 04/02 SS

Oxi Clean- $3.99
$3 Oxi Clean cpn- 05/21 SS

General Mills cereal- $1.99
$1/3 General Mills cereal or Nature Valley cpn- 05/07 SS

Gatorade- $6/6 and get 1000 points

Vitamin Water, PowerAde or Dasani- $3/3 and get 1000 points

Ziploc- $6/3 and get $3 RR
$1/2 Ziploc cpn- 05/07 SS

Glade candle, wax melts, S&S refill, Plug In refill, Windex, Shout, Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom or Fantastik- $6/2 and get $4 RR when you buy 4
$1.50 Glade Atmosphere collection cpn- 05/07 SS
$1/2 Windex, Shout, Scrubbing Bubbles or Pledge cpn- 05/07 SS
$2/2 Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cpn- 05/07 SS

Spend $15 on Aquaphor or Eucerin and get $8 RR
$3 Eucerin cpn- 05/21 SS

Mitchum- $2.99
$1 Mitchum cpn- 05/21 SS
$1 Mitchum cpn- 04/23 SS


U by Kotex- $6.99 and get 3000 points
$1 Kotex cpn- 05/21 SS
$2 Kotex Fitness cpn- 05/21 SS

Crest, Oral B toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash or floss- $3.99 and get $6 RR when you buy 3

Colgate toothpaste or mouthwash- $3.50 and get $2 RR
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 05/21 SS

Colgate Total or Max toothpaste- $2.49
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 05/21 SS

CVS deals for the week of 05/21/2017

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- $3.00
Use $2.50 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 05/21 SS

Xtra- $1.88

Ajax- $0.88

Wheat Thins, Triscuit, Ritz or Good Thins- $5/2 and get $1 RR
$1/2 Wheat Thins cpn- 05/07 SS

Pringles- $6/4
$1/4 Pringles cpn- 05/21 RP

Spend $15 on Cover Girl and get $5 ECB

Spend $15 on Maybelline foundation, powder, blush, concealer, eye or lip and get $5 ECB
$2 Maybelline lip cpn- 05/14 RP
$1 Maybelline cpn- 04/30 RP

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

Spend $10 on Wet N Wild and get $5 ECB
$0.50 Wet N Wild cpn- 05/21 SS
$1 Wet N Wild face cpn- 05/21 SS
$1 Wet N Wild 1 Step Wondergel cpn- 05/21 SS

Spend $15 on Caress body wash, bar soap or St Ives body wash and get $10 ECB
$1.50 St Ives cpn- 05/14 RP

Speed Stick- $5.50/2 and get $2.50 ECB

Mitchum- $2.99
$1 Mitchum cpn- 05/21 SS
$1 Mitchum cpn- 04/23 SS

Spend $20 on Aquaphor or Eucerin and get $10 ECB
$3 Eucerin cpn- 05/21 SS

Spend $10 on Crest or Oral B 3D White and get $5 ECB- Limit 2

Spend $12 on Colgate Optic White, Sensitive or Enamel Health and get $4 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 05/21 SS

Spend $10 on Listerine, Reach or Listerine floss and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$0.75 Listerine cpn- 04/02 SS

Kotex- $3.99
$1 Kotex cpn- 05/21 SS
$2 Kotex fitness cpn- 05/21 SS

Fructis- $7/2 and get $3 ECB
$1 Fructis cpn- 05/21 RP

Dove body wash or bar- $14/2 and get $2 ECB

Spend $12 on Loreal foundation, powder, blush or concealer and get $4 ECB
$2 Loreal cosmetic cpn- 05/21 RP

Hershey kisses or minis bonus- $7/2 and get $1 ECB

Spend $15 on Raid or Off and get $5 ECB
$0.55 Raid cpn- 05/07 SS
$1 Off cpn- 05/21 SS
$2 Off Mosquito lamp cpn- 05/21 SS
$2 Off Clip On starter cpn- 05/21 SS
$1 Off Clip On refill cpn- 05/21 SS

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May 2017 Challenge Update

My May goal was to not eat after 8pm.  How has it been going?

The first week was hard.  With the longer daylight hours, we have been outside past 8pm.  We would come in, have our meds and dessert and not even realize it was after 8pm.

To help with this, I have set an alarm on my phone.  It goes off right at 8pm.  When it goes off, the boys know it is pill time and I know that I can't have anything else to eat.  When I get hungry after 8pm, I drink water.  That helps a lot :)

By 9pm, I get the boys ready for bed.  By the time they finally drift off to sleep and I can quietly escape their room, it is 10pm and I have forgotten all about being hungry :)

When I get up, I start my day with warm lemon water.  I then get the boys breakfast ready.  After that it is 8am and time for me to eat :)

So far so good :)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Our Shopping Day~ 05/13/2017

We got a bulk of our groceries two weeks ago, so we didn't need much :)  Plus, we only had $35 to spend.

So, let's see what we got:

Aldi
$1.19- Onion Powder
$1.19- Oregano
$1.19- Garlic
$1.19- Italian Herbs
$3.00- Lemons
$4.77- Bagels X3
$3.40- Bread X4
$1.38- Eggs X2
$1.18- Carrots
$2.19- Creamer
$2.98- Strawberries X2
$3.98- Blueberries X2
$3.49- Green Apples
$4.29- Ice Cream Tub
$35.42- Total

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

Monday, May 15, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 05/15/2017

How was your weekend?  We hope that everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day.  We didn't do anything special for Mother's Day here.  We just stayed at home.  Mother's Day is hard for me.  Mother's Day was the last day I saw my mom, talked to my mom or hugged my mom.  I had no way of knowing that she would pass away a few short days later.  Even though almost 6 years has passed it hasn't gotten any easier.  It hurts still the same.  So, we don't anything for Mother's Day.  But for those that celebrate, we hope you had a fantastic day :)

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

Lunch
Rainbow Power Bowl and fruit for me
Sandwich with carrots, apple slices, blueberries and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Cheesy Italian Pasta with green beans
Tacos with carrots
Spaghetti with peas and garlic bread
Pancakes and fruit
Soup with grilled cheese
Sausage Gravy over biscuits with eggs for Christopher's Birthday
Mini Corn Dogs with carrots

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Frozen Chocolate Bananas
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Chocolate Chia Pudding
Avocado Brownie
Cookies
Flourless PB Chocolate Chip Muffins

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 05/14/2017

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- $1.99
$1/2 Purex cpn- 05/07 RP

Blue Diamond Almonds- $5/2
$1.50/2 Blue Diamond cpn- 05/14 SS

Kellogg cereal- $1.88
$1/3 Kellogg cpn- 05/14 RP
$0.50 Kellogg Special K Nourish cpn- 04/23 RP

Twizzlers- $4/2 and get 1000 points
$1/2 Twizzler or Jolly Rancher cpn- 05/14 SS

Persil- $5.99
$1 Persil cpn- 05/14 RP

Spend $10 on Johnson or Desitin baby and get 5000 points

Spend $20 on the following and get 5000 points:
Schick Hydro, Intuition or Quattro- $8.99
$3 Schick Hydro, Quattro or Intuition cpn- 05/14 SS
Schick disposable- $5.99
$3 Schick disposable cpn- 05/14 SS
Edge or Skintimate- $2.99
$1 Edge or Skintimate cpn- 05/14 SS

Softsoap or Irish Spring body wash or bar- $3.99 and get $5 RR when you buy 2
$0.50 Softsoap hand soap cpn- 05/07 RP
$0.75 Softsoap body wash cpn- 05/07 RP

Sure or Brut- $1.99
$1 Brut cpn- 05/14 SS

Garnier Nutrisse- $6.99
$2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 05/14 RP
$4/2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 04/23 RP
$2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 04/23 RP

Tresemme- $10/2
$3/2 Tresemme cpn- 05/14 RP

Suave- $6/2
$2/2 Suave Silver or Green cpn- 05/14 RP
$2/2 Suave Gold cpn- 05/14 RP
$2/2 Suave Men hair cpn- 05/14 RP
$1.50/2 Suave kids hair cpn- 05/14 RP

Spend $10 on Colgate toothpaste, toothbrush or mouthwash and get $5 RR
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 05/07 SS
$2 Colgate Optic White Beauty, Optic White Platinum, Total Advanced, Enamel Health or Sensitive toothpaste cpn- 05/07 SS
$2 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 05/07 SS

Pepcid- $9.99
$3 Pepcid cpn- 05/14 RP

M&Ms- $1.25 and get $1.25 RR

CVS deals for the week of 05/14/2017

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- $8/2
Use $2/2 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$2/2 Pantene cpn- 05/14 RP

Palmolive- $0.99
$0.25 Palmolive cpn-  05/14 SS

Colgate Optic White, Sensitive or Enamel Health toothpaste- $3.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 05/07 SS
$2 Colgate Optic White Beauty, Optic White Platinum, Total Advanced, Enamel Health or Sensitive toothpaste cpn- 05/07 SS

Persil- $4.34
$1 Persil cpn- 05/14 RP

Spend $15 on Maybelline eye, foundation, blush, concealer or lip and get $5 ECB
$2 Maybelline lip cpn- 05/14 RP
$1 Maybelline cpn- 04/30 RP

Spend $12 on Glade, Windex or Scrubbing Bubbles and get $3 ECB
$1/2 Glade cpn- 04/09 SS
$2/3 Glade cpn- 04/09 SS
$1/2 Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles, Shout or Pledge cpn- 05/07 SS
$2/2 Scrubbing Bubble bath cpn- 05/07 SS

Arm & Hammer laundry- $7/2
Use $2 CVS App cpn
$1 Arm & Hammer laundry cpn- 05/07 SS

Spend $10 on Gold Emblem Abound and get $3 ECB

Twizzler or Jolly Ranchers- $4/2
Use $1/2 CVS Coupon  Center cpn
$1/2 Twizzler or Jolly Rancher cpn- 05/14 SS

Spend $10 on Amy's, Wolfgang organic soup or Pacific organic soup and get $3 ECB

Blue Diamond Almond- $5/2
$1.50/2 Blue Diamond cpn- 05/14 SS

Spend $15 on Cover Girl and get $5 ECB

Spend $5 on Trolli, Black Forest organic or Haribo and get $1 ECB

Spend $8 on Rimmel and get $3 ECB
$3 Rimmel face cpn- 04/09 RP- EXPIRES 05/15
$1.50 Rimmel eye, lip or face cpn- 04/09 RP- EXPIRES 05/15

Spend $12 on Sally Hansen and get $5 ECB
$1 Sally Hansen nail color cpn- 05/07 RP

Mars chocolate or Skittles singles- $3/3 and get $1 ECB

Spend $15 on Suave, Tresemme or Dove hair and get $5 ECB
$2/2 Suave Silver or Green cpn- 05/14 RP
$2/2 Suave Gold cpn- 05/14 RP
$2/2 Suave Men hair cpn- 05/14 RP
$1.50/2 Suave kids hair cpn- 05/14 RP
$3/2 Tresemme cpn- 05/14 RP
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Tresemme Expert cpn- 05/14 RP
$3/2 Dove hair cpn- 05/07 RP

Loreal Ever- $14/2 and get $4 ECB
$2 Loreal Ever cpn- 04/30 RP
$5/2 Loreal Ever cpn- 04/30 RP


Garnier Nutrisse- $6.99~ Buy 2 and get $4 ECB
$2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 05/14 RP
$4/2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 04/23 RP
$2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 04/23 RP

Sure or Brut- $3.99
$1 Brut cpn- 05/14 SS

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

CVS mouthwash- $2.99 and get $1 ECB

Arm & Hammer Spinbrush or refill- $5.99 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Arm & Hammer Spinbrush or refill cpn- 05/14 SS

Spend $12 on Crest, Oral B ProHealth or Glide floss and get $6 ECB- Limit 2

Playtex Sport tampons- $4.99 and get $2 ECB
$1 Playtex cpn- 05/14 SS

Spend $12 on Band Aid, Neosporin, Benadryl or Aveeno and get $4 ECB
$1 Benadryl cpn- 05/07 SS

Spend $12 on Revlon foundation, powder, blush, concealer, lip, nail or beauty tools and get $4 ECB- Limit 6
$2 Revlon Tweezer or Lash Curler cpn- 05/14 SS

Revlon eye- $6.99 and get $1 ECB- Limit 6
$2 Revlon eye cpn- 05/14 SS

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 2017 Challenge

Last month's 30 day challenge didn't go so well :(

But that is ok.  It is a new month with a new challenge. 

For the month of May, I am challenging myself to not eat after 8pm.  I hope to be able to tame the late night snacking monster that always seems to pop up.

I eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner.  I watch my snacking during the day but as soon as night hits I become hungry.  But not for real food but the yummy chocolatey version.  Which may be the reason I am not seeing any weight loss.

It seems that not eating at certain times of the day has an actual name~ Intermittent Fasting.  I have seen some people do intermittent fasting for 16 hours a day and only eat 2 meals through out the day.  I don't think I could do that. At least not at this moment.  I am trying to keep things simple.  It gives me a better chance at succeeding.  For this month, I am focusing on not eating past 8pm and eating breakfast at 8am.  Giving my body a 12 hour rest period.

Evidentially, intermittent fasting seems to have some health benefits~ who knew?  Miss Elena House has a great informative video on Intermittent fasting as well as the schedule she follows.

Let's see how this month goes :)

Do you do Intermittent Fasting?  What does your eating window look like?


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Our Shopping Day~ 05/06/2017

We had our weekend planned with some much needed yard work.  We had no plans other than getting some things done around the house.  We had hedges that needed a much needed trim and bushes that had gotten so wild that they were setting off our security lights :(

The boys helped with the yard work.  They may have been bribed with a Menchi's trip :)

Everything was going great until we opened the PetSmart box.  We have the cat food and litter sent to us through PetSmart's autoship program.  We not only get a discount, get free shipping with no minimum purchase :)  We received the cat food but no the litter.  PetSmart informed us that the litter was out of stock.  So, having no plans to visit the store suddenly changed.  But not for grocery items, we just needed to pick up cat litter.  It was a quick and easy trip.  We took the boys to Menchi's to enjoy their frozen yogurt treat and then headed to Walmart to pick up cat litter while PetSmart figures out how long it is going to take to get the cat litter in stock.

Here are our shopping trip details:

Walmart
$6.34- Cat Litter

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


Monday, May 8, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 05/08/2017

How was you weekend?  We had a nice weekend at home.  With the exception of going to the store and to an eye appointment, we stayed at home and had a great time.

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

Lunch
Rainbow Power Bowl and fruit for me
Sandwich with carrots, apple slices, blueberries and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Chicken Fried Rice
Lentil curry with rice and green beans
Spaghetti with peas and garlic bread
Pancakes and fruit
Soup with grilled cheese
Cheesy Beef Taco with carrots
Baked Chicken, mashed potatoes and broccoli

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Frozen Chocolate Bananas
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Chocolate Chia Pudding
Avocado Brownie
Cookies

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 05/07/2017

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.

Arm & Hammer laundry- $1.99
$1 Arm & Hammer laundry cpn- 05/07 SS

Rachael Ray Nutrish dry dog food- $6.99
$3 Rachael Ray Nutrish dry dog food cpn- 05/07 SS

Ziploc- $5.50/2 and get $1 RR
$1/2 Ziploc cpn- 05/07 SS

Crest or Oral B toothbrush, toothpaste, floss or mouthwash- $3.49 and get $3 RR when you buy 3

Colgate toothpaste, toothbrush or mouthwash- $3.99
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 05/07 SS
$2 Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced, Enamel Health or Sensitive toothpaste cpn- 05/07 SS
$2 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 05/07 SS
$2 Colgate 360 or floss tip toothbrush cpn- 05/07 SS

Arm & Hammer or Arrid- $1.99

Spend $5 on Barbasol or Pure Silk and get 1000 points
$0.50 Barbasol cpn- 05/07 RP
$0.50 Pure Silk cpn- 05/07 RP

Xtra- $1.99

General Mills cereal- $1.99
$1/3 General Mills or Nature Valley cpn- 05/07 SS
$1/3 General Mills or Nature Valley cpn- 04/09 SS

Eggs- $0.99- Limit 2

CVS deals for the week of 05/07/2017

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:) 

M&Ms- $6/2
Use $2 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$1.50/2 M&M cpn- 04/02 RP

Loreal Advanced- $12/3 and get $2 ECB
$5/3 Loreal Advanced cpn- 05/07 SS
$3/2 Loreal Advanced cpn- 05/07 SS
$1 Loreal Advanced cpn- 05/07 SS


Colgate Total, Max or 2in1 toothpaste- $3.49 and get $1 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 05/07 SS

Sparkle 2 roll, Angel Soft 4 roll or Ziploc- $6/2 and get $2 ECB
$1/2 Ziploc cpn- 05/07 SS

Brita pitcher or filters- $17.99 and get $5 ECB
$4 Brita pitcher or filter cpn- 05/07 SS

Spend $12 on Raid or Off and get $3 ECB
$0.55 Raid cpn- 05/07 SS
$0.75 Off cpn- 04/23 SS

Spend $10 on Campbell Soup and get $3 ECB

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

Dove Promise, chocolate dipped fruit or almond- $2.99
$1 Dove Promise, chocolate dipped fruit or nuts cpn- 05/07 SS

Spend $8 on Rimmel and get $3 ECB
$3 Rimmel face cpn- 04/09 RP
$1.50 Rimmel eye, lip or face cpn- 04/09 RP

Spend $10 on Milani and get $3 ECB

Spend $8 on Wet N Wild and get $3 ECB

Softsoap hand soap- $1.99 and get $0.50 ECB
$0.50 Softsoap hand soap or refill cpn- 05/07 SS

Gray Away- $8.99 and get $4 ECB
$1 Gray Away cpn- 04/30 RP

Barbasol or Pure Silk- $1.50
$0.50 Barbasol cpn- 05/07 RP
$0.50 Pure Silk cpn- 05/07 RP

Scope- $4.99 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2

Colgate 360 toothbrush- $3.99 and get $1 ECB- Limit 2
$2 Colgate 360 or floss tip toothbrush cpn- 05/07 SS

Spend $10 on Summers Eve and get $5 ECB

Zantac- $8.99 and get $3 ECB- Limit 5

Spend $12 on Sally Hansen and get $5 ECB
$1 Sally Hansen nail color cpn- 05/07 RP

Spend $10 on Physicians Formula and get $7 ECB

Softsoap body wash- $3.49 and get $1.75 ECB- Limit 4
$0.75 Softsoap body wash cpn- 05/07 SS

Garnier Whole Blends- $7/2 and get $3 ECB
$2 Garnier Whole Blends cpn- 05/07 SS
$2 Garnier Whole Blends cpn- 04/23 RP

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 2017 Monthly Spending

This is where I will keep a track of what our monthly spending looks like.  Since we did so well last month, we decided to get going with our divided budget.  We are going to take out $260 for the month and divide it.  We are going to use $200 just for groceries, $20 for toiletries, paper products, personal products etc and $40 for cat needs.  So, lets see how this goes:

04/29/2017
$163.22- Aldi
$15.06- Walmart
$6.36- Dollar Tree
$22.28- PetSmart

05/06/2017
$6.34- Walmart

05/13/2017
$35.42- Aldi

$199.77 out of $200 for groceries
$20.29 out of $20 for personal items
$28.62 out of $40 for cats

Our Shopping Day~ 04/29/2017

Our Monthly Menu has been planned.  The grocery list has been written.  Now, we go on our beginning of the month shopping adventure :)

Here are our shopping trip details:

Aldi's
$14.18- Frozen veggies
$0.99- Hot Dogs
$2.19- Creamer
$1.18- Garbanzo Beans X2
$5.79- Whole Chicken
$5.70- Whole Chicken
$17.90-Ground Beef X10 lbs
$3.19- Ham lunchmeat
$2.58- Rice
$1.19- Garlic Powder
$2.94- Chicken Noodle Soup
$2.39- Oats
$2.78- Flour X2
$5.97- Tortillas X3
$6.49- Cucumbers
$1.85- Canola Oil
$2.97- Sliced Cheese
$1.79- Mozz block
$1.79- Cheddar block
$1.78- Tissues
$8.34- Chips
$2.67- Eggs X3
$3.40- Bread X4
$4.77- Bagels X3
$2.29- Crackers
$2.99- PB
$2.58- Blueberries X2
$2.67- Bananas X 6lbs
$2.69- Lemons
$3.98- Cauliflower X2
$2.98- Grape Tomatoes X2
$2.58- Strawberries
$2.69- Potatoes
$3.38- Broccoli X2
$4.69- Coffee
$5.99- Paper Towels
$2.58- Carrots X2
$5.38- Apples X2
$3.98- Almond Milk
$0.79- Crushed Tomato
$2.89- Dishwasher liquid
$2.36- Toilet Paper X4
$163.22- Total

Walmart
$2.94- Spinach
$2.78- Kale
$3.96- Stir Fry veggies X2
$2.96- Quinoa Blend
$0.92- Lentils
$1.50- Avocados X2
$15.06- Total

Dollar Tree
$2.00- Hand Soap Refill X2
$1.00- Band Aids
$1.00- Dish Soap
$2.00- Parchment Paper X2
$6.36- Total

PetSmart
$22.28- Cat Food

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

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 05/01/2017

How was your weekend?  We had a nice weekend at home.  Other than our huge grocery shopping trip, we had nothing planned but to stay home :)

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

Lunch
Rainbow Power Bowl and fruit for me
Sandwich with carrots, apple slices, blueberries and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Spaghetti with bread and green beans
Unstuffed Shells with peas and garlic bread
Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuits with fruit
Ribs, mashed potatoes and green beans
Lasagna Pasta with peas and garlic bread
Chicken Fried Rice
Leftovers

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Frozen Chocolate Bananas
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Chocolate Chia Pudding
Avocado Brownie
Cookies

Friday, April 28, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 04/30/2017

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.

Pantene- $12/3 and get 2000 points
$2/2 Pantene cpn- 04/30 P&G
$5/3 Pantene cpn- 04/30 P&G

Tide- $5.99
$2 Tide cpn- 04/30 P&G

Spend $10 on J&J, Listerine or Plax and get 5000 points
$0.75 Listerine cpn- 04/02 SS

Spray N Wash, Lysol Neutra Air, cleaners or wipes- $5/2 and get 1000 points
$1 Spray N Wash cpn- 03/26 SS
$0.50 Lysol spray cpn- 04/23 SS
$0.50 Lysol spray cpn- 04/02 SS
$0.50/2 Lysol toilet cleaners cpn- 04/02 SS
$0.50 Lysol wipes cpn- 04/02 SS

Glade candle, wax melts, S&S refill or Plug In refill- $6/2 and get $2 RR
$1/2 Glade cpn- 04/09 SS
$2/3 Glade cpn- 04/09 SS


Dawn or Puffs- $0.99
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 04/30 P&G
$0.25 Puffs cpn- 04/30 P&G

Centrum or Caltrate- $6.99
$4 Centrum cpn- 04/30 RP
$1 Centrum or Caltrate cpn- 04/30 RP

Nature Made adult gummies- $6.99 and get 1000 points

Nature Made adult gummies- $9.99 and get 1000 points

Opti Free or Clear Care- $9.99 and get 2000 points when you buy 2
$5 Opti Free cpn- 04/30 RP
$5 Clear Care cpn- 04/30 RP

Spend $10 on Crest, Oral B or Fixodent and get $5 RR

Crest or Oral B toothpaste or toothbrush- $3.99 and get $3 RR when you buy 3

Irish Spring or Softsoap body wash or bar- $3.99 and get $4 RR when you buy 2
$1 Irish Spring body wash cpn- 04/30 SS
$1 Irish Spring bar cpn- 04/30 SS


Post, Quaker cereal or Quick 1 min oats- $1.88
$0.75/2 Post Pebbles cpn- 03/26 SS

CVS deals for the week of 04/30/2017

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:) 

Angel Soft, Brawny 3XL or Quilted Northern Ultra Plush- $15/3 and get $3 ECB
$0.45 Angel Soft cpn- 04/02 RP
$0.25 Brawny cpn- 04/02 RP
$0.25 Quilted Northern cpn- 04/23 RP
$0.50 Quilted Northern cpn- 04/02 RP

Dawn- $0.99
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 04/30 P&G

Tide or Gain- $5.94
$2 Tide cpn- 04/30 P&G
$2 Gain cpn- 04/30 P&G

Always- $9.50/2
$0.50 Always cpn- 04/30 P&G
$3/2 Always cpn- 04/30 P&G

Head & Shoulders- $12/2
$4/2 Head & Shoulders cpn- 04/30 P&G

Pantene- $12/3
Use $2/3 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$2/2 Pantene cpn- 04/30 P&G
$5/3 Pantene cpn- 04/30 P&G

Spend $12 on Glade, Windex or Scrubbing Bubbles and get $3 ECB
$1/2 Glade cpn- 04/09 SS
$2/3 Glade cpn- 04/09 SS
$2/2 Scrubbing Bubbles cpn- 04/09 SS

Kleenex- $5/3 and get $1 ECB

Hershey singles- $3/3 and get $1 ECB

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

Revlon nail- $4.99 and get $3 ECB- Limit 6

Revlon ColorStay gel nail- $6.99 and get $3 ECB- Limit 6

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

Spend $10 on Milani and get $5 ECB- Limit 6

Tresemme- $8/2 and get $2 ECB

Caress body wash, bar or Axe shower gel- $10/2 and get $2 ECB

Colgate Total Advanced or Optic White mouthwash- $5.99 and get $1 ECB- Limit 2
$1.50 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 04/23 SS

Speed Stick Premium- $8/2 and get $4 ECB

Colgate Optic White, Sensitive or Enamel Health- $3.99 and get $1 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 04/23 SS

Colgate manual toothbrush- $3.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2

Spend $10 on CVS, Beauty 360 or Blade shaving and get $4 ECB

Spend $12 on Band Aid, Neosporin, Benadryl or Aveeno and get $4 ECB
$1 Aveeno cpn- 04/02 SS

Clarispray- $19.99
$10 Clarispray cpn- 04/30 SS

Colgate Max, Total or 2in1- $2.99 and get $1 ECB
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 04/23 SS

Spend $10 on Listerine, Reach or Listerine floss and get $5 ECB
$0.75 Listerine cpn- 04/02 SS

Hershey kisses, Reese's or minis bonus- $6/2
Use $2 CVS Coupon Center cpn

General Mills cereal or Kellogg Nutrigrain bars- $1.99
$1/3 General Mills or Nature Valley cpn- 04/09 SS

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 Color Therapy cpn- 04/02 RP

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Home Depot Kids Workshop~ 05/06/2017

Home Depot is hosting a Kids Workshop on May 6, 2017 from 9 am- 12pm.

The kids will be building a Flower Pot.  Perfect to give as a cute Mother's Day gift :)

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 :)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

April 2017 Challenge Update

For the month of April, I have challenged myself to not eat any junk food.

The first week was hard and then things started coming around the 2nd week.

So how did I do for the 3rd week?

Anybody want to guess what happened the 3rd week of April?

Easter happened :(

My mind said I can be strong.  I am not going to eat any of this chocolatey goodness.  Remember keep your goal in mind.  We are trying to losing weight.  You can do this.  My hand said Nice Try~ not going to happen.  My taste buds said MMMMMM so worth it.  My tummy said Ouch :(

If you hadn't guessed I didn't do so well this week.  I was so weak.  It was like my hand had a mind of its own.  Every time I walked past the candy bucket, my hand reached in without me having to think about it.  It unwrapped the candy and stuffed it in my mouth.  By the time my brain figured out what was going on, my taste buds were already in LaLa land :(

I can't imagine why I haven't felt well this week.

I finally said enough was enough and hid the candy bucket.  Even though I know where it is.  I don't see it numerous times through out the day.  If I want candy, I have to go an extra step to get into it.  By that time, my brain has a chance of talking me out of eating any.  I think I will ask the Easter Bunny to hop right on past our house next year LOL :)

I am keeping my fingers crossed that next week will be better.  I am tired of not feeling good :(


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Our Shopping Day~ 04/22/2017

Here we go again.  I only need 1 thing- more salad greens.

I was supposed to take Chris, our oldest son to the store but we cancelled last minute.  So, I took Little Michael with me to Walmart for a real quick run inside kind of trip.  Thankfully, I only had $5 with me :)

Here is what we got:

Walmart
$2.94- Power Greens
$1.00- Jello Cups
$1.00- Bananas
$4.94- Total

This trip will be included in our April Monthly Spending Post.  Our April Monthly Spending Post will be where we document all we spend over the course of the month.  How did we do?  Did we stay with in our grocery budget or did we bust?  Click on the link above and see :)