Monday, July 13, 2009

First Cleaning

No Cavities! :-)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Crazy Kroger Shopping

Okay, don't ask me how I did it because this one was complex involving the mega-deal overlapping with a catalina deal ending today and TONS of coupons. Oh, and three transactions.

Total Saved: $84.56
Total Spent after cats, etc: $3.38 (and I even included taxes!)

15 bags Kraft cheese
4 boxes mini wheats
3 bottles A1 sauce
4 bags chex mix
1 box special K bars
2 bottles Sobe (one pictured, we drank the other one)
1 bag Quaker snacks

Friday Shopping

So Friday I really made the rounds, but only got a picture of the Publix stuff.

Spent $10
Saved $61

-4 half-gallons of milk
- 3 kashi waffles
- 4 peanut butter
-8 smart balance
-1 pack cinammon sticks
-1 pack dentyne (not shown)
- 2 huggies bath products
- 5 packages of kids yogurt

Spent $4
Saved $17

-8 tubs of starbucks ice cream
-1 box of hefty bags

I don't have receipt info, but basically spent $8 for about 12 pounds of chicken breast and some apples.

-headband ($1 moneymaker)

-lots of free after ECBS febreeze products

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Shopping Trip Wednesday


Okay, so this totally looks like an ad for Smart Balance, but they had some really good coupons out for freebies, so I bought the spread at a discount price and will pass along to family members and friends who use it. We're butter only people. But I'm excited to try the peanut butter, popcorn, and the milk.

Spent: $12.62 after tax
Saved: $49.52

4 large tubs of SB
8 small tubs of SB
2 boxes of microwave popcorn
4 half-gallons of milk
2 jars peanut butter
2 boxes Kashi waffles
2 bottles of Huggies wash/shampoo

Shopping Trip - Wednesday


6 containers Starbucks ice cream
6 boxes of Hefty one-zip bags

total: $3
saved: $18

Friday, July 03, 2009


My Survey - earn cash for easy surveys

I can't remember if I posted about this or not? A couple months ago I earned my first $10 check from My Survey and today I earned another one! It's a totally legit survey site, and I get maybe 3 or 4 surveys a month in my inbox. Sometimes they are really short and only take two or three minutes, sometimes they are longer more in-depth surveys on products that haven't yet hit the market or new advertising campaigns. (Kinda funny, cause I've seen commercials on TV that I saw online through My Survey in advance.)

The best part about My Survey is you earn cash! Every 1000 points can be turned in for a $10 check! Now, it does take some time to accumulate, but it's super easy to earn and any extra $$ that comes in right now, is always great.

My Survey does not have a referral link system, but if you would like to sign up, just let me know and I can send you an email!

Running Water... one of those things you don't really think about until you don't have it. And then you lose your mind. And turn into a crabby monster you don't recognize.

Thank goodness, the plumbers are now officially finished. And there is no more galvanized pipe. The entire house (and the line to the road) have been converted to PVC pipes. And there are new valves, handles, and showerheads in both showers. And new valve and faucet in the sink in the half-bath. And the kitchen sink has FINALLY STOPPED DRIPPING. Oh, and we can actually use our master bath again!


Wednesday, July 01, 2009


If I owe you a phone call or an email or anything, I'm sorry. Life has been way way too busy lately and I feel like I'm going to be playing catch up for a long time.

In an attempt to simplify things, I have resigned from a design team this week. But, things aren't slowing down immediately.

Today the plumbers are coming in to get started on replace ALL the pipes in our house as well as lots of valves. This is also going to involve tearing up the front lawn as they replace the pipes from the road to the house. And tearing up some walls as they get access to the valves. Which also required emptying nearly all the closets in the house, so there is stuff piled EVERYWHERE. Oh, and did I mention that the roofer is coming to give an estimate as well?