Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Cutler has this pair of jeans that are supposed to be "cool" and have a little worn place in the knee. Well over the last few months the worn place turned into a small hole but he still loves these jeans. So today I noticed the hole was a little bigger so we had "the talk" about leaving it alone. Well what do you know, the talk did not work and this is what it looks like tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and in case you did not know, Batman is the coolest thing ever!!! (right now anyway)



Three posts in one day, can you tell I am trying to redeem myself?????

The past couple of weeks have been busy but nice around the Turner house. Cutler's soccer practice is down to the last two weeks but we are still playing in the yard as a family. I think we are going to skip the next session of soccer as I just found out Cutler is old enough to play T-Ball through the YMCA this summer and that made me all giddy! The Spina Bifida Association has finally hired a new Executive Director and are making great progress, our first board meeting of 2009 is this week and I can't wait to see all the progress made thus far. Anthony is still waiting to hear from EMC with a final offer but he has been in contact with them and should be receiving that offer this week. Worst case scenario he starts the last week of March and heads out to Boston the first week of April for 9 weeks of training. Cutler and I plan to fly up a couple of times during that time and I am sure those 9 weeks will fly by! Some of our great friends have asked us to vacation with them this fall in Maine and I have become a addict to checking out some places we may get to visit. Check it out for yourself:
I really can't imagine anything more beautiful that this!


Weekly Menu...a little late

This weeks menu:

Sunday: Turkey Burgers and Potato Skins
Monday: Shrimp Stir Fry
Tuesday: Chicken Nachos
Wednesday: Sheppard's Pie
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Beef Tips, Rice and Gravy, Broccoli
Saturday: Baked Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Honey Glazed Carrots


More Publix finds

I ran by Publix on my way home today to pick up a few more things during the sale.
So this is what I got:
8 Yoplait Yogurts
4 Toaster Strudels (Cutler and Anthony love these things)
2 can of Rotel tomatoes
2 packs of Ronzoni spaghetti
2 boxes of Crystal Light
2 cans of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
2 cartons of Egg Beaters Southwest blend (you should really try these if you have not already)
16 oz Friendship Sour Cream
1 pack Oscar Meyer Canadian Bacon

and my total at check out, tax included was $17.61
I saved a total of $30.72!!!!!
This was a truly awesome shopping trip, I have determined that I am completely addicted to trying to save the most money each trip. My stockpile is getting full and we are down to spending $60 a week on groceries, health care and household items.

If you want to know how I do this, let me know and I will be glad to help you get started!


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Valentine's Day is fast approaching

and look what I found, a way to get 6 free personalized Valentine's Day cards.
Visit Stories by Everyone and you will get 6 Free Photo Valentine's Cards including free shipping! Just click on "Create your Valentines Now" to get started and remember to use the code valentine at checkout under "Have a coupon?" to take advantage of this free offer. Click on "Recalculate" after you enter your coupon code to see that your order is $0 with free shipping. Your box of 6 cards would normally cost $5.34 before shipping. You do not have to enter any credit card information, simply click on "Submit your order" and leave that form blank. You should receive a confirmation by email for your order.

Thanks to Heather at

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A few great deals at Publix this week...

Pompeian Olive Oil BOGO $5.49
Click here for $1 off coupon
(use 2 and get 2 bottles for $3.49)
Kleenex Cottonelle 12 pack toilet paper $6.99
Click here for $.50 off coupon
(Publix doubles this coupon making the total $5.99)
Green Giant Frozen Vegetables 10/$10
Click here for $1 off two coupon
(use 5 and get 10 for $5)
Betty Crocker Premium Muffin Mix BOGO $2.59
click here for $1 off two coupon
two boxes will cost you $1.59

Just purchasing the items above will cost $16.07 out of pocket with $24+ in savings. That is over 50%, you can't beat that!

These are just a few, if I find more I will post them as well!


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This weeks menu

This weeks menu...
Sunday: Chicken Cordon Blue Calzones (had dinner with friends Saturday so this was put to Sunday)
Monday: Chicken Parmesan, Noodles, Broccoli
Tuesday: Crockpot Cream Cheese Chicken, Brown Rice, Carrots
Wednesday: White Chicken Chili
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: BBQ Sandwiches, Baked Beans, Corn
Saturday: to be decided

I know it looks like a lot of chicken but it was on sale so we will be having chicken a lot in the next week or so.


Brrrrr, it's cold out there!

In light of the most recent cold front, Cowboy and Boss have been spending a little more time indoors lately. Now I will be the first to admit that Boss is one seriously spoiled dog and I think this picture proves just how spoiled he really is.

as for Cowboy, I promise he is just as spoiled and man oh man what a beautiful dog.

So this is how we have been spending our evenings this week. God has provided a warm shelter for us and now is definitely the time to be thankful for that. Now, I have to tell you this winter has caused our two dogs to be a little less active than usual and after taking the following pictures I noticed how big they truly are.

Well that is about it for now, lazy evenings around this house during these cold winter nights.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

This week's menu

A little late but better than nothing:

Sunday: Made from scratch Chicken and Dumplings (this was my best ever)
Monday: Homemade Taco's, Re fried Beans
Tuesday: Crock pot Boston Butt (Tyler Florence recipe), wild rice, broccoli
Wednesday: Mini BBQ Meatloaf, Mashed Potato's, Cauliflower
Thursday: Leftovers and boy do we have some
Friday: Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas
Saturday; Chicken Cordon Blue Calzones, Brussell Sprouts


Garnier Fructise and Electrosol Deals at Walgreens

Just wanted to let you all in on a couple of really good deals you can get at Walgreens this week through Saturday.
Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner and other hair care products are on sale for $2.99 each. There is a $2 off one product coupon in the Easy Saver Catalog found in the front of all Walgreens stores.
The limit is 4 but that means you can get 4 bottles of Garnier Fructis products for $3.96+tax.
Electrosol Dishwashing all in one tabs are on sale for $3.49 for a 20 pack, there is a coupon on this past Sunday's paper for $2.50 off making these $.99 a piece. If you really want to save, use the Easy Saver Catalog for an additional $1.50 off mail in rebate (this can be done online and sent to you on a Walgreens giftcard).

I bought 2 shampoos, 2 conditioners and 2 boxes of Electrosol today for $6.42 and will get $3 loaded onto my Walgreens gift card at the end of the month.

Wahoo, I am back on track to savings big bucks on groceries and household items!
Not much going on in our lives right now, just trying to get back to the grind.


Sunday, January 4, 2009

On the road again

So as you know we have traveled for the last week or so and are finally home relaxing in our own home. We started out the Friday after Christmas heading to Blairsville Georgia where we spend 4 days relaxing in the mountains with my grandparents and my Aunt Danni from South Florida.

Cutler had a great time helping with the cooking while Anthony spent some time teaching my grandfather how to make his computer a little faster. Here is a picture of the drive to Georgia, can you believe we found gas for $1.25 a gallon:Cutler was able to help Nanny and RJ cook pizza and had the time of his life, he even ate 3 pizzas:

Then he made biscuits for breakfast and they were some of the best biscuits ever.

and Cutler found a new friend, Jake.

We left Monday morning heading northwest to Murfreesboro, Tn to hang out with some of our favorite friends, Megan and Jason, Katie and George, and Christa and Jay. We mostly hung out and caught up with them but Anthony installed Megan and Jasons surround sound system and we cooked some absolutely awesome food! New Years eve we had a few drinks, played some darts, laughed and talked until 3 in the morning.
The boys smoked some cigars and played some darts:
The girls mostly drank and laughed a lot: and the kids hung out on the couch and watched some movies:
and for the New Years kiss:
We arrived back home safe and sound this past Friday and have been getting our house back together after dismantling all the Christmas stuff (check older posts to see it). So for now we are getting back in the swing of things and trying to get our lives back to normal..


Friday, January 2, 2009

On to a new year

I promise to post pics of our holiday travels soon but until then I thought I would share my savings at Publix this week. Anthony, Cutler and I went on a quick outing to Publix this evening and replenished some of our stockpile items.
I spent a total of $46.41 but saved $52.16.
Check it out:
I sure do love some grocery savings!