Thursday, April 28, 2011

Today's Grocery Trips with Coupons

Today DD and I set out to do a little "Extreme Couponing" as it's now referred to since the new TLC show came out. Personally, I don't like the show but I do admit I watch it for motivation.

Store #1 - Albertsons. My total savings for today at Albertson's was $72.44 and my grand total was $37.12 for all this.

9 Totino's Pizza - Sale price .88 each minus .50/3 coupon doubled = .55 each
2 Marie Calendar's dinners - Sale price $2 each minus $1/1 coupon - $1 each
1 Red Baron Pizza - Free after Instant Win Coupon
10 Honeysuckle Ground Turkey - Sale price 10 for $10
2 Young Chickens - on sale for $2.16 and $2.17 each
4 Mezetta Napa Valley Sauces - on sale 2 for $5 minus $2/1 coupons = .50 each
8 Luxury Pasta - Price $1.09 each minus $1/2 coupons = .59 each
2 Little Debbie Snack cakes for DH - on sale .88 each
1 Hunts Spaghetti Sauce - on sale for .88
1 Lip Smackers on clearance for 2.89 for DD for being patient with me while I shopped

Store #2 - Kroger. Total spent $6.55 - Total Savings $53.31

2 Ziploc Freezer Bags - $2.89 each minus two Free coupons = Free
2 Ivory Body Wash - sale $1 each minus $1/1 coupons = Free
4 Purina Dog Foods - sale $1 each minus Free coupons = Free
4 Crest Kids Toothpastes - sale $1 each minus $1/1 coupons = Free
2 Crest Mint Toothpastes - sale $1 each minus $1/1 coupons = Free
4 Nesquik Milks - sale $1 each minus .35/1 coupon tripled = Free
2 Purex Laundry - priced 2 for $5 minus $1/1 coupon = $1.50 each
1 Suave Shampoo - priced .88 minus .50/1 coupon doubled = Free
2 Mahatma Rice - priced $1.99 each minus .50/1 coupon doubled = .99 each
2 Kraft Cheese - priced $1.79 each minus $1/1 coupon = .79 each

Hope everyone found good deals at the grocery store this week.

Until next time . . .


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sales

I am so glad to be back joining Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today's Thrifty Treasures party. Southern Hospitality

I really look forward to seeing everyone's treasures every year when the weather starts warming up and garage sales start popping up everywhere.

Saturday we had to return a pair of shoes we had purchased for DD that were too big. I decided to stop by Sears to see if I could find some shoes for DS for Easter. Unfortunately, he didn't find any he wanted but I found something great for myself.

My jaw almost hit the floor when I saw the original price and the marked down price. Even the cashiers were in awe at how low it was marked down. I think I was even doing a little happy dance as I left the store.

Our next store was Target where I found this great Wizard of Oz magnet on clearance.

I love Wizard of Oz and would probably buy anything and everything Wizard of Oz. However, I limit myself to only Wizard of Oz magnets. I fell in love with this one because not only is it Wizard of Oz but it's pink and glittery which is a double bonus.

Here's hoping everyone had a safe and Happy Easter. My poor house looks like an Easter factory exploded everywhere in it but everyone had so much fun today.

Until next time. . .


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Garage Sales and Remodel

It has been so crazy lately. DH and I have been busy hosting a garage sale and working on the master bedroom. I decided to go ahead and share on the blog even though the walls are still bare. I haven't been able to convince DH to help me hang up pictures in the bedroom yet.

Day two and DH decided to make a big nasty mess by sanding down the drywall to get the room ready to paint. Unfortunately, he didn't warn me before he got started so, as you can see, all our clothes and blankets got covered.

A few days later the bedroom was done. Knowing it would cost too much to replace the outdated paneling on the other three walls we decided to paint them instead.

While painting DH made the ultimate decision to do the ever so popular accent wall instead of painting the whole room. The other three walls were left white and the back wall where the bed sits got a few coats of "Willow." We made the decision to sell our old waterbed headboard and two end tables in our garage sale. When we start visiting the yard sales next month we'll be on the lookout for replacements, preferably in white or to be painted white. In the meantime we're making temporary use of a plastic three drawer bin and my stool from the kitchen.

Also on the list - a bin long enough to properly store all that gift wrap. We had old bi-fold doors on our closets. They took up so much room when opened and didn't allow access to the back of the closets so we made the decision to remove them. After comparing the prices of sheets verses curtains I finally decided to use curtains in place of the doors. I found these curtains and rods at Wal-Mart and fell in love. Please excuse the wrinkles - I was so excited to share with everyone that I didn't even take the time to iron the curtains before I took the picture.

The only thing we weren't able to replace was the outdated carpet but hopefully soon it can be done. I'm thinking I may also be shopping for a new comforter set to match the Willow wall color.

Sorry for the blurry pics - I seem to be having problems with my camera lately and am thinking that I may be in the market for a new one soon.

Until next time . . .


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bedroom Update

Hi everyone. Just wanted to post an update. The bedroom remodel is finally finished and as soon as I can talk my sweet hubby into helping me hang my pictures up I will be posting pics.

Also my garage sale is over and I am so thankful. I am so tired from the past couple of weeks and even though DH is itching to get started on another project I am taking a couple weeks break.

Until next time. . .