Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I forgot two very important websites in my last post. Both of these have advance scans of the next two weeks’ sales papers. It’s a cool tool when planning out your deals:
I Heart Wags
I Heart CVS
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Money Wise Moms
It's Hip to Save
Freebies 4 Mom
Deal Seeking Mom
Common Sense with Money
Good luck! Tell me about YOUR deals!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
My coworker bought a jumbo pack of Huggies from Sam's Club and I went straight to work. I only used 27 diapers because they were a size 3. If you use newborn diapers, you will obviously use more.
Here are my pictures. The process is pretty self-expanatory, but if you need instructions, YouTube has a great video here.
One Box of Raisin Bran
One Airwick Freshmatic Mini- Originally $9.99, marked down to $4.99--I had a $4 off coupon so I got this for only $0.99!
Two tubes of Colgate Total Whitening Toothpaste
Two Axe Shower Gels
One pack of ponytail holders
Six Degree deodorants for me
One Old Spice deodorant for hubbs
Two boxes of Excedrin Extra Strength Gelcaps
Two Olay Thermal Pedicure Scrubs
One pair of basic black flip flops
SEVEN(!!!) Glade Fragrance Candles (McIntosh Apple is great! Each candle was originally $5.99, but I had $2 off coupons and Walgreens had a $2 off coupon in their monthly Super Saver catalog, making these only $1.99 each!)
In all, I spent just over $39. The candles alone were $42+tax without the sale, so I came out way ahead. My official savings was $103.08. To boot, I still have $6 in Walgreens Register Rewards to spend on my next purchase. My mama (the original queen of saving!) would be proud of me!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Last night, my sisters stopped by the house with three dozen eggs and asked me to help dye eggs, but Hubbs and I were heading out the door to go to the grocery store. Here are their masterpieces. (Yes, we are 22, 19, and 18 and still dye eggs)
I came across an idea online and decided to run with it. I made baby bird nests for dessert for Sunday dinner. First melt white chocolate chips (1/2 bag) with maybe a teaspoon of Crisco (results in a smoother texture) on a double boiler.
You pretty much have to stir constantly to avoid overcooking your chocolate. If you do this, your chocolate could burn or crystallize.
Mix the melted chocolate in with 1/2 bag coconut that has been lightly tinted with food coloring.
Enjoy your bright spring colored Easter nests!
Well, chickadees, I am out for the weekend! Have a great Easter and remember to be safe!
We also have a Strawberry Cookoff each year that my mama's in charge of. This year, she was at a conference in Savannah when we needed to tape the promo for our local news channel and she handed the responsibility to me. I took the easy peasy way out and made chocolate covered strawberries. They were as good as they looked, if not better!
Also, please know that after a week and a half of almost solid rain, the Great Dane and the cat start to terrorize each other. Either that, or the Great Dane becomes a trash eating fool...scattering yesterday's leftovers all over your kitchen.