Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I thought I would share my great trip today at Target.
Here's the break down:
-3 Nivea Women's Body Wash $2.43 ea = $7.29
-3 Nivea Men's Body Wash $2.43 ea = $7.29
-5 Carefree panty liners 20ct $.99 ea = $4.95
-1 Banana Boat Sunscreen Mist $4.96
Subtotal: $24.49 + tax
6- $3 off Nivea
3- Free Carefree
2- $.50 off Carefree (I made a mistake here...I thought these were free ones as well, so I actually ended up paying $.98 more then I thought I was going to...DOH! Oh well!)
Also received $.05 off for bringing my own bag.
Total OOP (Out Of Pocket): $4.18!!!! Woo Hoo!!! Saved: $26.56
I payed less then the original price for the sunscreen. ;)
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
In light of the devastation caused by the tornadoes that ripped through the south, I was inspired to begin a well overdo habit...Making a prayer request list.
Living in Georgia I'm very close to many who lost loved ones and homes. As a result, I'm finding that there are so many that have asked to remember them in my prayers. Those affected by the tornado as well as those who need prayer for things completely unrelated.
Some of these requests are made by people I know personally, others are friends I have made in couponing forums and fellow bloggers, while some I have just read about and don't know at all. While I do pray for those who have asked, I feel compelled to be sure to just go ahead and actually write these requests down. I want to make sure that I remember each and every one. While I have my quiet time with God, I can take my list out and remember each and every request.
This is also a great way to be sure to keep in touch with those who need lifting up. I can shoot a quick email to ask how their sick loved one is, or if they are feeling better from an illness, or how their family members surgery went, or if someone got the job they were hoping for, etc. Just let them know I am still thinking of them.
Then, best of all, I can remember to thank God for all those miracles that I may not have heard about otherwise! :)
I know it means a lot to have someone ask me how things are going, or to give me well wishes when I'm ill.
Praying for those in need,
P.S. Feel free to leave a prayer request. :)
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Last night we had stuffed bell peppers. They were so delicious! It's one of our favorite meals. Thanks to Aldi, I got a 3pk of large green peppers and 4 ears of fresh corn for $1.29 each. I also fixed New York Texas Toast that I picked up this week at Publix for $.47 (8ct box).
Here's the breakdown for the Texas toast:
Toast was $1.27 - $.40 MQD = $.47
Note: M=Manufacturer, Q=Coupon, D=Doubled
I followed the recipe from another really great blogger. If you haven't checked out The Beehive Cottage, you really should! It's wonderful eye candy....you'll see! ;) Here's the link to the Stuffed Bell Peppers.
I hope you enjoy!
Monday, May 2, 2011
Last night I tried a Betty Crocker recipe for Wild West Sizzlin' Chicken Tacos. (just click the title of the recipe to be taken to the complete instructions) They were simply delicious! The whole family loved them, and I will definitely have them again.
I did make a couple of adjustments. DH does not care for beans, so I just didn't put any on his. I had a packet of taco seasoning, so I used that on the chicken instead of the cumin and paprika. Also, I didn't have any fresh red bell pepper, but I did have a jar of roasted red peppers in the fridge that worked beautifully.
I'm trying to build a nice collection of recipes to use for a menu plan. When I find a good one like this, I'll add it to the collection. Now that I know the family likes this, I will be sure to make up a big batch of chicken strips next time and freeze them in dinner size portions. This is another strategy that I'm working on. Building up my freezer with prepared ahead components of a dinner for quick meal preparation.