Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Garden Update

I hope the squirrels don't get the strawberry in the above picture. This plant is in a container. The berry from my other plant by the fence was enjoyed by some creature--presumably a squirrel. The lettuce is still growing like crazy. We are enjoying salads almost every night.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


More pictures of the water I love

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day in my Hometown

Saturday we went an hour away to my hometown to visit my parents. Before I left we drove down the main street (one way). The flags were out awaiting Memorial Day. In the top picture is the plaza. I wish the waterfall had been turned on. At any rate, they will have a veterans' celebration there this morning.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

CVS Steals for $1.59

This retailed for about $27. I had a $10ECB, two $1 Cottonelle coupons, two $1 Olay Body Wash coupons, and a $1.50 Colgate coupon. PLUS, I used the $10 Mastercard I got from the Swiffer rebate awhile back. I then turned around and MADE $5 ECB on the body wash and $2 ECB on the toothpaste.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

He's growing up

I am not at all comfortable with this new stage of life.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

My Neck of the Woods

These are some of the things I love about my "neck of the woods".

Saturday, May 9, 2009

This Week's Deals

Today I went to snag some deals that were expiring at CVS and WAGS. First, CVS in the top picture. I got the canvas grocery bag and the severe acne treatment for $2.50! When I first bought the acne treatment for my son, I hesitated because it was $29.99 at both stores. However, it worked! While he is not out of his yet, I think ahead. CVS had a deal this week where if you bought $20 worth of that skin care line, you got a $10 ECB. The total was almost $32. With my ECBs, it came down to $12.50. I got the $10 ECB; thus, the total was $2.50.

On to WAGS. I have a $10 rebate card offer for spending $20 worth of the Swiffer refill products. This week WAGS had a deal where you got a $6 Register Reward for spending $25 on these products. The total before my coupons and RR was over $26. I had enough Register Rewards and coupons to bring it down to $16.50. THEN, I received the $6 RR, bringing it down to $10.50. Now I'll send off for the $10 gift card and will have spent $.50. Some people would not spend this out of pocket, but I look at the long haul.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


I am blessed to live in an area where we can partake of the bouties from the sea. Yesterday we went crabbing and got nothing. Today for two hours' work we got two. Well, that's better than nothing.

WAGS Deals

Before Register Rewards and coupon: over $17. After RR and coupon: $7.53; however, I got back $6.50 in Register Rewards, so it was like $1.