Thursday, August 12

Cheap Diapers

I just got an unbelievable deal on diapers, thanks to Money Saving Mom. I just ordered 204 size 3 pampers for $4.09 from! I almost have enough codes to do it again. I think I missed a coupon for $2.00 or it would have been even cheaper.
I'm so glad this deal came along, our diaper stockpile is starting to get low.

Tuesday, April 13

Menu Plan Monday....well Tuesday

Here's the plan:

Chicken Pasta Salad
Beef Lo Mien
Chicken Nachos
Hot dogs, Potato Salad, and other various cookout stuff
Chicken and Dumplings

I only plan 5 meals, with the other two being left-overs or easy meals like sandwiches due to our busy schedules. Or if its payday then we eat pizza! Head over to to share your plan.

Wednesday, July 15

Target Run

I guess I wasn't really back last time. I'll try better. Today I was in desperate need of diapers (only 3 left in the house, and he was wearing one of them!) and cookies. Yes, I *needed* cookies...oh and Cascade. Because I have some awesome deal blogs in my reader (Money Saving Mom, Mommy Snacks, Stretching a Buck, Baby Cheapskate), I take a quick glance as they update and have a few deal scenarios running in the back of my mind. I knew Target had some good deals this week, so I checked the sites, printed the coupons, clipped a few and then headed out to shop. Here's what I got:

All for 26.26, plus I am getting a 10 rebate too! Total before coupons was 67.37. I bought 10 packages of cookies, 20 Sobe waters, 2 jumbo packs of diapers and 1 cascade all for 16.26. It should have been a dollar less because the cashier missed a coupon and I didn't catch it until I got home.

Sunday, May 31

I'm back...and menu plan monday

I'm back after a long break. I really meant to be back much sooner but one thing let to another. Little R is doing well and has really adjusted to being at home with us. Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

Here's my menu plan for the week:

Chicken kabobs with various veggies and rice
Pork chops, mashed potatoes and green beans
Sloppy joes, french fries and a salad
Rachael Ray's Pasta bake and a salad

*Only 4 meals this week b/c we'll being going to a wedding. Plus I usually leave two night for left overs and simple meals from the pantry.

I also took a little break from couponing. Last week was my second week back at it and I got a couple great deals. $96 worth of groceries for $36! Including 6 lbs of pork and 2 big bags of charcoal.

Monday, February 2

Menu Plan Monday

After last week's craziness, I didn't get to cook many of the meals planned. I didn't go shopping either. Most of the meals came from the pantry or we ate out. This weeks plan will be pretty much the same as last weeks:

Pasta, garlic bread and salad
Steak, baked potato and salad
Hungarian style chicken, egg noddles and green beans
BBQ chicken sandwiches, veggies and chips

I hope I can stick to it this week. I tried to pick easy meals with the new baby in the house.

Want to see how I spent the day?
Hopefully we'll be at home on Wednesday!

Sunday, February 1

Crazy Week

This has been a crazy week. First we had the snow, which lead to a snow day! Those are always fun when you're a grown-up with out any kiddos. I watched movies and organized my coupons all day. I wouldn't have been so lazy had I know what would happen next...

*pic removed*

We got our first foster care call in 8 months! Little R is doing well and will probably come home with us in a couple days. I have been very busy getting the house ready for a little one. Cleaning, laundry and visiting little R in the hospital. I'll keep you updated as we bring him home.

I really need to go grocery shopping. I didn't go last week except to pick up a few things (sorry, no pic). So this coming week should be a big shop.

*note: To protect little R's privacy I will removed the pic after a few days.*

Sunday, January 25

Menu Plan Monday

It's time for menu planning once again. Here's the plan for the week:

Sloppy joes, fries and salad
Hungarian style chicken, noddles and green beans
Steak, baked potatoes and salad
Bean and Bacon soup and rolls
Stuffed shells (at my moms!)

I plan 5 meals a week with 2 nights of left overs or super simple foods.