Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
- I saw this on Ginas World on http://gmeldrum.blogspot.com/ It sounded like fun! Thanks Gina!
- A is for your age: 51
- B is for your burger of choice: Flame grilled with lettuce, tomato, pickles, mustard, ketchup and mayo
- C is for the car that you drive: Mercury topaz
- D is for dog's name: Sassafrass, she is a Yorkie/shit-zu
- E is for an essential item you use each day: I think my computer is pretty essential!
- F is for your favorite television show: American Idol with Dancing with the stars a close second
- G is for favorite game: I am not much into playing games so don't have a favorite
- H is for hometown: Angola
- I is for instruments played: Guitar, I can play a little bit
- J is for favorite juice: orange juice
- .K is for what you'd like to kick: My frustrations
- L is for last restaurant you dined at: Village Kitchen, We love that place and eat there alot!
- M is for your favorite Muppet: Kermit
- N is for number of piercings you have: 2 - one in each ear!
- O is for overnight hospital stays: Lets see... None, unless you count when I had my kids
- P is for people you were with today: My Husband and son
- Q is for what you do in quiet times: Blog. Watch TV and Read
- R is for regrets: No big regrets
- S is for status: Married happily!
- T is for time you woke up today: 6:00 am
- U is for what you consider unique: people - each one is different
- V is for favorite vegetable: just about any, I guess green beans
- W is for your worst habit: procrastination
- X is for x-rays you have had: Not too many, dental and Lung
- Y is for yummy food you ate today: Special K...???
- Z is for zodiac sign: I don't believe in that junk. But if you do...I am a Aquarius
If you read this, Please post one on your blog and let me know. All you have to do is copy and paste, then erase my answers and add your own. Have fun!
- riceworks chips(2 bags)
- 1 gal. water
- sweet pic frozen brussel sprouts
- sweet pic frozen steamable california blend veggies
- cottage cheese
- bologna lunchmeat (hubbys)
- 1 gal milk
- 1 lb macaroni
- 2 renu trial size
- 1 carefree pantiliners
- 2 liter a&w rootbeer (hubbys)
- yo-plus strawberry yogurt (2)
- 1 head of lettuce
- 2 kiwi
- 1 cucumber
- cake doughnuts (hubbys)
- 3 -20 0z G2 drinks
- 1 gal clorax bleach
- knox gelatin (3)
- 1 tide trial size
- 3 tomatos
- 1 bag marshmallows
- SUBTOTAL= $42.13
Minus $26.90 in coupons= $13.23 plus 0.73 tax= GRAND TOTAL=$13.96 Whoo-Hoo!!!!
Not a bad total considering hubby threw a few extras in the cart!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Monday-Fish, french fries, tossed salad
Tuesday (breakfast for dinner) blackberry pancakes, sausage
Wednesday-pot roast with potatoes and carrots
Thursday-leftovers from Wednesday
Friday- Chicken stirfry, rice
Saturday- taco salad
Sunday- On Your Own
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
My name is Susan and this is my first blog party! Thanks so much for stopping by. I am a christian and married to a wonderful husband of almost 4 yrs. He is my best friend. I feel blessed to have 2 children, 4 stepchildren (all grown) and 5 grandchildren (4 granddaughter's, 1 grandson) I live on a small fishing lake out in the country. I love fishing having and going to garage sales, I consider myself a dumpster diva kinda gal, Hee-Hee, I am always looking for ways to save money. I am a stay at home housewife, so saving money is very important and a priority for me, as, we live on one income. I love cooking and trying new recipes, I can knit and crochet a little bit, but it is not my favorite thing to do. I enjoy puttering around my veggie garden and take pride in maintaining it. I can and freeze my own home grown veggies. and of course spending time with my hubby and grandchildren are a great joy to me. I am very new at this whole bloggy thing and I just take it one day at a time. One of these days I will grasp on. I hope by via blogging I will meet new people and make new friends! I hope you will come back and visit often- I would love to hear from you all!!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I read this on http://shelly527in.blogspot.com This is a great way to remind ourselves what makes us happy.
- Learning to stockpile
- Cutting coupons from the Sunday papers
- My grandchildren
- Yard Sales
- Spending time with my husband
I am inviting all of you! Take a moment and let others know what makes you happy.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I have been working all winter getting stuff for my yard sale in the spring. A typical yard sale at my house brings in about $100-$150 per day. Not bad really, considering I never advertise and live in a rural area. I feel advertising in our local paper is a bit pricey. This year however I am hoping to bring those $$ up. My primary goal with having my yard sale is to get rid of some clutter, but, the extra cash for my new computer will be nice too. This year I decided to do something different. Most of what I make will simply be recouping a small portion of money already spent. I expect to make a true profit on some of the things I'm selling. I am trying to make money by shopping for myself at yard sales. If you go to yard sales regularly, you will soon get a feel for how people in your area price certain things. Buy things that are under priced, whether you use them or not; take good care of them and sell them at your future sale for a price typical of your area. Look for deals throughout the year. Because of coupons, rebates, and store clearances, I buy a lot of personal hygiene products and other small items that are free or cheap. By the time yard sale season rolls around, my storage closets are over-flowing. I keep what I expect to use the next year, and sell the rest for about half of the retail value. Sell things whose value has appreciated since you bought them. Although I don't have much in antiques (most of mine are heirlooms) I am always keeping my eye out for such things. Although I haven't myself in a while, going to auctions and buying several lots of items, and then reselling what you don't want in those lots is yet another excellent way to make a profit. I look for deals throughout the year and have fun bargain hunting and whether I make $10 or $1000 at my yard sales, It is a profitable and fun experience.
Monday, March 9, 2009
We love simple, comfort foods, nothing fancy, easy to make and frugal. This week fits just that. We also have been extremely busy and is only to get worse I am afraid. My hubby works for a dock service and is putting in his first dock of the season today Brrrrrr.....I am glad its him in the water. He is usually VERY busy now through Memorial day weekend. This is my menu for the week.
MONDAY- Goulash, garlic bread
TUESDAY- eating out (at our all time fav restaurant,Village Kitchen,they have cheap, good food, and the best coffee in town)
WEDNESDAY- roasted chicken, rice with peas and mushrooms, tossed salad
THURSDAY- fish, (bluegill from our lake), french fries, tossed salad
FRIDAY-grilled cheese,tomato soup, fruit
SATURDAY- salmon patties,macaroni and cheese, green beans(home canned)
SUNDAY- on your own
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
- Spring must be here. My iris's are coming up. I am thinking of my garden. I love gardening. There is just something about playing in the dirt. My theme this year is simplicity. I hope this is enough to keep it interesting and not so much that it is overwhelming. Space is limited so I will plant the veggies I use the most and love. This year I will plant
- green beans
- potatoes ( for new red potatoes)
- green onions
- leaf lettuce
- yellow crookneck summer squash
In the past, I have always sent away for my seeds however, this year I will be buying all my seeds, onion sets, plants and seed potatoes at Rural King. I love that store! Do you have an accumulation of wood ashes from your fireplace or wood stove? They can be used in the garden as a soil additive. My husband was burning wood, leaves and such yesterday in our garden. I went B 5th!!! But, I now know, that wood ash has nutritional value and the ability to help neutralize acid soils, so, rather than throwing those ashes away, put them to work for you by adding them to your soil.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
MONDAY- spaghetti, tossed salad
TUESDAY- eating out
WEDNESDAY- chicken-n-stuffing in the crock pot ( we just love this and it's so simple) mashed potatoes, green beans(home canned) recipe is below
THURSDAY- chili, homemade bread
FRIDAY-leftover chili ( I think it taste better reheated the next day)
SATURDAY- beef and noodles, peas
SUNDAY- Defend For Yourself!
Chicken and stuffing
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts ( I have used frozen chicken tenders and you don't even have to defrost them- just use frozen)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 pkg. of stuffing ( like stovetop)
1 1/4 c. water
Place chicken in greased crockpot. Pour undililuted soup over chicken. Mix melted butter, water and stuffing. Place on top of soup. Cook on low for 3 1/2-4 hours. If you are in a real hurry I have cooked it on high for about 2 hours and it comes out fine. We have this with mashed potatoes and a veggie.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
- This week isn't all that exciting for me and March isn't looking like a very exciting month so far compared to February. There are a few good freebies though. This is my CVS deal for this week...
- Carnation instant breakfast $4.99
- Gillette fusion gamer razor $7.99
- Slimquick Energy shot $4.99
- CVS vitamin D 400 100 ct $2.99
- Theraflu packets 6 ct. (2) $11.98
- Dawn dish soap .97 cents
- Playskool baby wipes $2.50
- Glucernia cereal (2) $6.88 (bogo for 50% off)
- total before coupons $43.29
- I used $17.23 in MQ's
- $4/20 CVS Q
- $20.00 ecb's
- subtotal $2.06
- .60 tax
- Total $2.66
- $20.97 ecb's earned
It wasn't too bad of a deal considering I did't do the dove deal like I was going to but, instead I got the theraflu and glucernia cereal and still made .97 cents more ecb's.