Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesdays deals

Schnucks Shopping Trip. All this cost me just $10.30 after coupons and sales.
Here is a picture of my receipt.

It wasn't my typical Tuesday shopping trip though. I just stopped at the one store on my way home from work. I usually got while my husband bowls but he ended up not going this week.

I am pleased with my trip though and hope to make another before the sales are over.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Busy Body...

I had a super duper busy night last night! Once I got home from work, we had some of that delicious cheesecake then it was off to soccer practice for my son. His practice is from 6p-8p twice a week so I drop him off and my husband picks him up or vice versa. Well from the moment I stepped foot back in my door. I went to work on cleaning my bedroom. It is the one room of the house that is seriously neglected and becomes a dumping ground.
I took down all the curtains and blinds. Threw the curtains in the wash and the blinds in my big ole tub. I scrubbed them down and boy was that nasty!! I haven't done that since we have moved in. Sad to say but oh so true. Then it was time to dust the walls and wash the windows with some vinegar water mixture. I really think they need a 2nd cleaning before the blinds go back up. There was such a layer of ick on them. I am ashamed at how I have let my room go. I managed to go through some of the mounds of homeless stuff in my room. It is looking so much better but I have a long way to go still.
While working on my room I also managed to do 2 more loads of laundry, one of blankets and one of sheets. I have many more blankets to wash and put away, from the kids having friends over and such.
After all that I did the dishes and wiped the counters down and even took some soup and tylenol over to my middle daughters good friend who was sick. Poor girls got each other sick. Finally at 10pm I sat down at my laptop and uploaded a few pics that I posted last night. I was in bed by about 10:30 and very thankful to be there.

My ever so concerned hubby was wondering what got into me. Awww...thanks for the concern but it would have been so wonderful of him to offer to do something besides making sure the couch didn't run away. :o)

Monday, March 29, 2010


Need I say more.....
But I will, this is a Turtle Pecan Cheesecake and the recipe is from The Blue Owl Restaurant in Kimmswick MO. You can purchase their cookbooks from their website.
We had this for dinner dessert tonight.
Okay I really did have this for dinner and it was so worth it!!!

Some Pictures I have been Promising

The dress for my niece. I am sure it will be a little big and it isn't perfect but I am happy with the results

And the Rag Blanket I made for my hubby. All that snipping sure takes lots of time and patience!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I WON!!!

WOOHOO!!! I won the giveaway over at the Secret Stitch Club for the cake smock! I am so freaking excited!!!!

Shopping deals from Tuesday

My husband bowls on Tuesday nights so I try to turn that into my shopping night. I am near a lot more stores that what we live near, including Target.
So here is what I obtained this week from Target for only....

$9.61 including tax

And here is how I did it:
1 Reynolds Slow Cooker liners: $1.87
2 Airwick I-Motion  for $6 each on sale= $12
2 Olay Body Washes $5.89 each = $11.78
2 Venus Disposable Breeze razor packs $5.99 each = $11.98
3 Dial hand soaps $1.37 each = $4.11
Total before coupons and tax: $41.74

Used Manufacturer Coupons and Target coupons:
$1 off the Reynolds liners = 0.87
$5 off Airwick x2 and a Target coupon for $1 off x2= Free
Free OLAY WYB Venus Razor pack x2 = Free
$2 off the Venus Razor x2 = 7.98
0.35 MQ off the Dial Soap and $1 Target coupon off dial soap x3 = 0.06
Total before tax: $8.91 + 0.70 $9.61

Now per my receipt it says Saved $59.09. So I am quite pleased with the sales and coupons combined.

I also hit up the grocery stores but it was late and I didn't take any pictures.
But I managed to spend $34.13 and here is what I got:

Powdered Sugar
2 bottles KC bbq sauce
Kashi Roasted Garlic snack crackers
Bag of Fruity Dyno Bites Cereal (Daughter had to have)
Peanut Butter
1lb Carrots
Total at Deirbergs: $8.89

3 Bottles Franks Hot Sauce
2 3lb bags of Chicken Breasts
2 bottles Ranch dressing
2.86lbs Apples
2 18lb bags of charcoal
4lbs of pork steaks
Total Spent at Schnucks: $25.24

I would break it all down but I won't bore you any longer. :o)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Found another project

I am almost done clipping all my seams on my rag blanket. Man oh Man does that take forever and I get impatient and have to put it away. So pictures to come as soon as that is completed.

I did however find another project to start on too. My niece's 1st Birthday is coming up and I wanted to make her a cute outfit for the day. I found some adorable pink, brown and white fabric and a little white shirt (see photo below).
I am going to use the following tutorial on Lil Blue Boo's blog: Cupcake Applique Shirt and Matching Skirt

And right now I am trying my hardest to win this  or this adorable little smocks/aprons for my niece as well over at The Secret Stitch Club. I think either of them would be great for my little neice.

And here is my oldest daughter holding my niece Addison. Isn't she a doll baby!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy Friday!

I finally finished putting my rag quilt together last night. Pictures to come.
I still have to clip all my seams and wash it so it will "Rag". I can't wait to share it with you all.
Of course it isn't perfect but I love it and can't wait to cuddle up under it, even though I made it with my hubby in mind.

Also I need to find a good plan to use up my I-Spy fabric. I want to get started on a quilt of some sort. I was thinking a picnic quilt to give as a gift for my neice and sister. Of course that requires me to start working on it.

Happy Friday everyone!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

HCG Diet Update

I took my last drops on Thursday March 4th and here are my totals from then.

Weight lost: 19.8lbs
Inches lost: 25.25

All pictures go from Day 1 to Day 20 to Day 44 in each row.

Walgreens/Target Shopping Trip

Here is how my trips went last night.

Walgreens #1:
Bought 4 Gillette Deodorants B1G1 50% off: 4.99x2 and 2.49x2
Bought 4 Gillette Body Washes B1G1 50% off 4.99x2 and 2.49x2
Total before coupons: 27.43
Manufacturer Coupons:
 $4off 2 deodorants x2
 Buy Deodorant get Body Wash free x2 (cashier took off full price for all body washes)
Total after coupons: 1.96 + 0.17 tax: $2.13
Total before sale and coupons was: $39.92. A very big savings!

Walgreens #2:
Bought 2 Always Infinity pads B1G1 50% off
Total: 4.99 + 2.49= 7.48
Manufacturer coupons:
$2 off 1 x2
Total After Coupons: 3.48 + 0.27 tax: $3.75
Total before sale and coupons: 9.98

Bought 2 Venus Spa Breeze disposable razors at 5.99x2
and 2 Olay Body Washes at 5.89x2
Total before coupons: 23.76
Manufacturer coupons:
$2 off 1 Venus Razor x 2
Buy Venus Razor get Body Wash free x2
Total after coupons: 7.98 + 0.63 tax: $8.61

Total Spent on all 3 trips: $14.49
Total Saved: $59.17

Misc Pictures and such

I FINALLY got some pictures off my camera.
Here are just a couple things I have done recently.

A Froggy Coin Purse for my bestie!

A Last Minute Umpa Lumpa (sp) Costume for my daughter.
Made out of a pair of too big sweat pants and just a brown turle neck and some brown tights.

My youngest daughter drew this card for her boyfriend for Valentines day. She is very talented.

A new Favorite Website

I stubbled across a new website that I am totally in love with!

Please go visit Ana over at Knock off Wood. You will be soo inspired to start building your own furniture!!