Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Awesome Publix Trip

Well today was not the normal grocery trip but I still had a ton of coupons to use on this weeks sale...check it out! All of this for less than $15

and now for a look at my stockpile... I am sure it will be even bigger in the next few months..

And last but not least...


Monday, February 23, 2009

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Savin' BIG at Club Pub

Well we actaully made three trips to Publix over the past week for various reasons but they were all worth it!!!

The first trip total was $27.51 with a savings of $53.93

Second trip total was $5.19 with a savings of $21.75

Third trip was $14.65 with a savings of $22.28

Let's just say I have enough Chicken Broth, Bread Crumbs, Pasta Sauce, and frozen vegetables for a family of 10 to eat for the next two months!
I will be taking a picture of my stockpile this week and posting it!



Long weeks and little going on

Well soccer is over, A is patiently waiting to start his new job and I am working diligently as always. Not a lot going on in the Turner household lately but things are sure to pick up soon. We are planning to go camping in the next few weeks so A rolled the NEW tent out to spray it with Camp Dry and realized it is more like a 3 bedroom cabin than a tent. Last night he told me he was feeling guilty for owning a tent so large and that he thinks we should donate it to some homeless people who live under the bridge.
Oh and we had a yard sale this weekend to finally rid ourselves of all that stuff that has been in our closets for years. The sale went well, we made over $200 in about 2 hours and at the end told people if they needed or wanted it to take it, it was all free. This ensures our trip to the thrift store will be minimal.
The only other thing on the horizon is Tannehill, the third weekend of March!!
B and I have decide to venture into the Tannehill world with the sale of our WATKINS products, wish us luck and hope we prepare enough for it.
So, that's it for now! Hope something good will happen this week.


Weekly Menu 02/23/2009 - 03/01/2009

This weeks menu...

Monday: Steak Stir Fry with Brown Rice
Tuesday: Homemade Chicken and Dumplings
Wednesday: BREAKFAST!!! (C will love this one)
Thursday: Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Salad
Friday: TGIF (we have a coupon for BOGO entree and C is going to G's)
Saturday: Grilled Cubed Steak wrapped in Bacon, Grilled potato
Sunday: Going to papa's

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Weekly Menu 02/15/2009 through 02/21/2009

Sunday- Grilled Cheddar wurst, Homemade Mac and Cheese, Green Bean Casserole
Monday- Sauteed Fish, Broccoli Rice Au Gratin, Carrots
Tuesday- Marvelous Mini Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Peas
Wednesday- Chili Dogs and Fries ( I will be out of town so this is for the boys)
Thursday-Seasoned Pork Chops, Fried Squash, Rice
Friday- Leftovers (I bet we have a ton of them)
Saturday- Grilled Burgers, Grilled Potato, Grilled Asparagus

Leave me a comment with your menu!!!!


Grocery Budget

In the past few year or so I have reduced our grocery bill dramatically but now it is time for a new challenge. I am challenging myself to a $60 a week budget for all things Walmart, Publix, Target, Walgreens, CVS, and other stores like these. The only thing that will not count are gifts.
Do you think I can do it?
Feed a family of 3 plus two HUGE dogs for under $60 a week?
This will include all personal hygiene items and such as well.

I think I can do it and it starts this week!!!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Some Rants and Raves

OK here goes for my first post on here. Since I have been doing the shopping lately (Lori makes the list I go pick it up and fight with the stupid people at walmart over the coupons) today's trip was the best yet. I spent $47 bucks and saved over $70. The cashier kept saying that at this rate he was going to be giving me money(this was after about 5 mins of scanning the coupons and rain checks). Here are a couple of pictures in case there is anyone that doesn't believe that you can save with the coupons.

Next up is a picture of what else I did today. Lori asked me to make a cheesecake for work because one of the girls up there kept saying she was going to strip if that is what it took and I am not sure that I want to see that. But anyway here is a picture of the finished chocolate swirl cheesecake.
Now for my rant. The other day I was working out in the garage trying to clean it up so I can actually find stuff in there. Anyway a van pulls up and this woman hands me a roll of paper towels telling me that they are doing a marketing campaign and just wanted to tell me about some services they offered and it would only take a few moments. Well being nice like I try to be I said ok(thinking to myself a few mins will not be bad for some paper towels since we were on the last roll anyway). I have determined it does not pay to be nice. Next thing I know the woman has this other kid with her, says she has to make a quick phone call, and he is setting up a damn kirby vacuum cleaner. I am trying to tell the guy that I am not interested and come to find out the lady has driven off and is not answering her cell phone. AN HOUR AND A HALF GOES BY before she gets back, the whole time this kid has been doing the kirby demo. So she goes on about how she can cut me a deal on this one or sell the demo. I keep telling her Lori hates kirby's(for those who don't know we had one that was given to us and if it was up to her she would have set it on fire in the backyard) and we could not afford one right now even if we wanted one. And in case anyone doesn't know a freakin kirby costs about $2,000 if they don't keep dropping the price in every attempt to sell it to, at that price a Dyson looks like a steal at $400. I am never going to understand the kirby anyway, it has like 50 different attachments, who in their right mind would buy a kirby so they can blow off the driveway with it(That was one of the sales pitches)? I guess if you buy one you are not right in the head anyway(Sorry if I offended anyone out there). So if you see this people run the other way, let my pain be a lesson to you. Well I guess that is enough ranting about the kirby salesman, I will just leave you with this picture of Mr. Cool riding his bike.

Cross your fingers...

If all goes as planned, you can expect a guest writer tonight or tomorrow. Make sure you give him some love as I think he is a little nervous about posting on here for you guys!


Monday, February 9, 2009

Weekly Menu

Here it is for the week:

Sunday: Slow Cooked Boston Butt/Homemade BBQ Sauce, small group members brought the rest
Monday: Chicken Pot Pie
Tuesday: Chicken Cordon Blue Calzone, Vegetables
Wednesday: Smothered Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Thursday: Leftovers, this used to be soccer night but we are done so I might have to start cooking on Thursdays again
Friday: Brunswick Stew, instead of canned meat I used left over pork from Sunday


Friday, February 6, 2009

Moonlighting = Stripping right?

I was on the phone with a fellow board member and we were discussing some options of sorts and the term moonlighting came up. She said she moonlights on the side three nights a week and I assumed that meant stripping. Well I guess it does not necessarily mean that but someone else had to inform me.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Walgreens and Publix...

I ran out on lunch today to the bank and decided to run into Walgreens for a few things, here is the breakdown:

1st transaction:
Right Guard Pro
on sale for $5.99
with $5 Register Rewards to use on next purchase
Total OOP: $6.29

2nd transaction:
2 3.8oz granulated Splenda
on sale for $2.99 each
3 Secret invisible solid Deodorant
on sale for $1.99 each (use coupon in the weekly ad)
used $5 RR from 1st transaction
used 2 $3 off printable on Splenda
Total OOP: $1.49

Total spending at Walgreens $7.78!!!
My best guess on savings for this is $17.60

on to Publix, since Anthony has been spending a lot of time at home, he has been doing the grocery shopping lately (this includes using all the coupons and buying the deals I tell him).
Today he spent $57.85 and saved $61.45, secretly I think he enjoys the game as much as I do!!!
here is his breakdown:

Toufayan Pita Bread 2
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks 4
Cookie Crisp Cereal 2
Cinnamon Toast Crunch 2
Knorr Sides 4
Uncle Bens country rice 6
Pillsbury Cake Mix 2
Hm Graham Crackers 1
Idahoan Mashed Potato 2
Milk 1
Wize Cheesedoodles 2
Land O Lakes Butter 1
Semi Boneless Ham 1
Publix Bag Chicken 2
Fresh Express Salad 2
Publix Shredded Cheese 2
Crescent Rolls 1
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls 2
Dixie Plates 2

All of this for a mere $58

I am so proud of him!!!!!


Kids Jeans

Most of you have read my post about Cutler's jeans with the SMALL hole in them. Well I was shopping at Target a few days ago and they had a ton of jeans for toddlers on clearance so I decided why not get a couple of pair.....right? Well the problem is they have the boys and girls jeans inter-mingled and let's just say that they all looked the same to me except those with pink on them somewhere. I ended up only finding one pair of jeans in his size and after bringing them home I determined that they might just be girls jeans. They have a little stitch line on the back pocket but there is nothing about them that would really denote them being girls jeans. So, I either got a really good deal on a pair of jeans or I am officially dressing my son in girls will never know.


Sunday, February 1, 2009


Why is it that when someone hurts my feelings about something I have a very hard time telling them about it? Character flaw I guess.
Lately I have had many a reason to think it sure is easier to NOT bend over backwards to be nice and courteous to someone but just do nothing at all. But we all know that is not the right and Christian thing to do....

Just something to think about.