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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Book Review



The Grandma's Attic Series, by Arleta Richardson is a wonderful set of short stories as told by Grandma Mabel to her granddaughter, Arleta. These funny and heartwarming stories are about Mabel's adventures growing up on a farm in Michigan. These stories also present Biblical truths is a very engaging way making it easy for children to grasp and making them excellent stories to practice "narration."

These books are part of the Sonlight homeschooling curriculum Core K, Core B&C, & Core C

These stories have been a favorite of my daughters over the years.

Thank you B & B Communications for these review copies in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, April 25, 2011

One of those weeks


It's going to be one of those busy weeks, with something everyday which will make me feel as if I've done nothing.
Monday- Monday Night Moms
Tuesday- Faithgirls
Wednesday- AWANA
Thursday- Monthly Ladies Meeting
Friday- driving my Gramma to Corsicana
Saturday- The Fuse garage sale
Sunday- church anniversary potluck

Menus for the week-
BBQ meatballs, leftover scalloped potatoes, green beans
lemon chicken
Hamburger Helper
spicy chicken strips
pizza


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Money, Menus and shopping.

So Emilie and Olivia needed some summer clothes. So I decided to split my remaining grocery budget money in half to spend one weeks of grocery money on shorts and other wardrobe items. It was $120.

Olivia got a shirt that was on clearance for $5, and a pair of denim shorts $20! EEEKKK, she likes plain denim nothing froufrou with embroidery. So I asked if we could just get some $10 jeans at WM or Target and cut them off? She was fine with that. Scored some on clearance for $9 and a pair of pajama pants for $3.00

Emilie got a pair of $9 clearance jeans for shorts too. I got the girls 3 bras on clearance at Target, and we ate at Chick-Fil-A.

Then we went to to Albertsons, where I got 3 Crystal Lights, 3# apples, 4# Land O' Lakes Butter, and 1 pineapple. Stopped by the bread store and got 2 loafs bread and a package of cinnamon rolls for $2.00.

At the end of the day I had $27 dollars left to round out a menu plan for next week. I got a roast, carrots, bananas, lunch-meat, store brand "Ritz" crackers, corn chips, pretzels, cereal, and toilet paper. I had coupons for the cereal, that doubled that made it only .99¢, a coupon for the lunch meat, coupon for the toilet paper, and I got a free roasted chicken. So at Brookshires I only spent $24.00, $3 left for milk later in the week.

So here are our meals for the next week,
Chicken Nachos
Roast
Poppy Seed Chicken
Tacos
something else chicken
homemade pizza

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I sew like I cook. I read the directions and then do my own thing. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Weekly Menu plan

Cheesy Chicken Cups
BBQ Chicken
Grilled Chicken sandwiches
Spaghetti
Pizza

Lots of chicken this week, I've gotten a lot of good sales on chicken the last 2 weeks so stocked up. I'm hoping to avoid grocery shopping this week for next week (except for milk and bread) so I can use that money to buy some shorts and pajamas for Olivia, and shorts for Emilie.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Saving Money


In my quest to help my husband, I am doing all I can to get quality and quanity of good food for our pantry and freezer. I've been doing pretty good, not to the extreme as those on Extreme Couponing but I'm staying under our monthly grocery budget, which for us includes HBA, paper products, and dog food.

My week so far: Dollar General- 2 body washs, 4 toothbrushes, 1 box envelopes- spent $7.31/Saved $5.00
Super 1- 2 3# bag chicken breasts, 3 boxes poptarts-spent 10.98/saved $14.90
Albertsons- 4 pastas, Mircle whip, eggs, Dryers Ice cream, 4 Red Baron Pizzas, 2 kraft cheese, 3 limes, 2 cantaloupes, 2# green beans, 2# apples-spent $24.48/saved $29.72
WAGS-BOGO large bottle multip vits, One a Day multip vit, BOGO vit C-spent $24.97/saved $28.98 got a raincheck for Purex
current spending $67.74/saved $78.60
still have WM and Brookshires

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Food and flowers


Today's stuff

Supper in Crock-Pot
Roasted chicken in the crock pot.
paprika, kosher salt, black pepper, poultry seasoning,
lemon zest, juice of lemon, celery seed, ground cloves
(sounds weird I know but tastes really good with chicken)

Azaleas are blooming

Changed out wreath to spring flowers

Decorated living room for Easter.

I've also mopped the kitchen, and cleaned the oven.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Budget & Menu

Last week I spent- $113.54/Saved- $111.09. This includes HBA stockup products, toilet paper. The hamburger that I'm using this week was bought on sale back in January. I love the "pantry principle." Stocking up on items while on sale. Then making your weekly menu from the stock you've bought at low prices.

Saturday- hamburgers
Sunday- pork chops
Monday- Chicken spaghetti for the family I'm going to Monday Night Moms for soup and salad.
taco soup or chili
roast chicken
stroganoff meatballs
pizza-homemade


Friday, April 1, 2011

In the Kitchen

Oven Chicken Fajitas-I just threw frozen chicken breasts in the oven with a package of fajita seasoning and about 1/2 cup water and frozen peppers and onions mix. It cooked for an hour and then I just shredded the chicken.


Have I put pictures of our stock on here before?
shelves next to freezer in laundry room.

Big cabinet above washing machine. Lots more room here!

Plus I have a closet pantry in the kitchen, mostly canned goods, flour, sugar, drink mixes, it's running low right now.

Shopping list for the week:
Walgreens-
Coffee-mate-q
Dove products-q
Ban deodorant-q
Speedstick deo-q
Colgate toothpast-q
Bic Razors-q
Charmin-q

Target-
2 Purex Crystals-q
2 Clorax wipes-q
1 Soft Scrub-q

Albertsons-
2 Red Baron Pizzas
1 KC Masterpiece-q
1 A1 steak Sauce-q
1 Simply Orange juice-q
2 Kraft Cheese-q
3 Grands biscuits-q
McCormick Jerk seasons-q
free gallon milk

Brookshires-
2 bags chicken breast-q
pork chops
mission torillas
3 poptarts-q

Family Dollar-

Delmonte Canned Vegs

Barilla pasta if they carry it.

Endust-

$5 store coupon when purchase $25