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Monday, August 23, 2010

1st Day of School 2010

Must this day come????

I can't believe my "baby" is old enough for kindergarten. The children were so excited to start school today. The house was so quiet without them. I had to keep myself busy or else I would tear up. In the end, they had a GREAT day at school. They were talking non-stop when I picked them up. Preston said that 4th grade is going to be the best year ever. =)

Preston, Susan and Emilia...getting one last hug before we go!




Emilia, age 5




Preston, age 9





Emilia and Preston





Mrs. Miller and Emilia




Emilia (ready for Mommy to go home)






Emilia (one last photo!!!)






Thursday, August 5, 2010

Publix Deals


I miss my Albertson's in Hayden but our Publix has awesome B1G1 deals. That makes it super easy to combine coupons. I also had a $10 off of $50 coupon to make it even better. I am on my way to building up a 3 month supply of food and toiletries.


Went to Publix early this morning to shop. I like going when they first open. That way I avoid the crowds, and the cashiers aren't cranky yet. =)


Grand total came to $129 before coupons. I spent $37 after promotions and coupons. I could have brought my total down to $34, but we needed milk. Oh well...


Here is what my $37 bought:


4 boxes of cereal

12 bottles of 100% Apple Juice

8 Ragu Pasta Sauces

10 Bottle of Wishbone Dressing (I use this for marinating too)

4 Boxes Nabisco Multi Packs (I like to use these for the kids' sports snacks)

1 Gallon Milk


Not too bad. My savings percentage seems to be hovering around 70% - 72%. I'd like to get it higher, but I will be happy with what it is for now.


So now the question is...Where do all of you couponers put everything????


Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I love CVS


I've been couponing lately. Of course, I am completely hooked. It is such a great way to build up a year's supply of common household items. In this economy, it is so important to be prepared.


This week at CVS, I saved 72%. Of course prices are a little inflated at CVS, but combining coupons with sales makes it all worthwhile. I paid $25 out of pocket for the following:


3 bottles of Crest Mouthwash

3 Glide Floss

4 bottles Skippy Peanut Butter

2 Ragu Sauce

1 16-count Charmin double roll toilet paper

1 8-count Bounty Basic paper towel

5 boxes Tampax (20 ct each)

1 Dawn dishwashing liquid


I love CVS!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Yummy Cake Mix Cookies!


My friend, Wynnter, introduced me to these delicious cookies. The recipe is so versatile. We have had so much fun trying different cake mixes. The possibilities are endless!


Cake Mix Cookies


1 Box of Cake Mix (any variety)

1/3 c oil

2 eggs

powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 325. Mix cake mix, oil and eggs together. Roll dough into small balls, and then roll in powdered sugar. Bake for 7 - 9 minutes.


YUUUUUMMMMM!