Monday, June 29, 2009

Publix Deals

Publix after coupon and savings total: $15.72. This is what I got:
  1. Crystal Light (2) $1.00 each after coupons
  2. Crystal Light Skin Essentials: FREE
  3. Oscar Mayer hot dogs (2) $1.00 each
  4. Ragu pasta sauce (2): $3.41after coupon
  5. Kraft BBQ sauce (2) FREE after coupons
  6. Potatoes: $2.49
  7. Salad greens: $2.50
  8. Weight Watchers pizza: $2.54

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Target, CVS, Publix

CVS and Publix: From Publix I made a night run to spend $.82 on 2 pints of Starbucks ice cream. It was B1G1F, and I had 2 $1.00 coupons. Love it!
CVS: I picked up cat litter at $5.99 and 4 Soy Joy bars for $4: Total $9.99. I used $7 in ECBS, so out of pocket was $2.99 plus tax. THEN, I got back $4 in ECBS for the Soy Joy. Great deals!

We were in the vicinity of Target today, so I stopped in for these specific deals:
  • 2 boxes of Eggo Bake Shop muffin tops: $1.00

  • 4 cartons of Kraft Mac and Cheese: .92

Total after coupons: $1.92 (plus tax) Not Bad

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I have to say to begin with that I am not and was not a fan of Governor Mark Sanford. I am extremely disappointed in this bombshell he dropped on our state today. It makes it worse that he professes to be a christian. He needs to resign and work on his marriage, if his marriage is important to him.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sushi, Part 2

I have been perfecting my sushi, and I think this looks much better. Matthew likes it more. Since I don't trust myself with raw fish, I cooked the salmon first.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Crazy Climber

When I adopted Snowflake from the shelter, I was told she loves to climb. Here she is as high as she can get.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day

The top picture is of my brother Dennis and Matthew. The others are of Matthew and Mother and Dad.

Friday, June 19, 2009


I would rather deal with this vandal than the human kind. By process of elimination, he is responsible for knocking over my planter earlier this spring and for digging in my plants.

I caught him this morning through the kitchen window. (In case you can't see him well; it's Mr. Squirrel, bushy tail and all.)

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Some of you will remember that about 7 months ago I caught a burglar in my backyard before he was able to get in. This morning I woke up to find the back of my house had been egged. Actually, they didn't do a very good job as there were a couple on the roof, but the rest were smashed in the yard or patio...and there was one whole egg. I have a privacy fence, so the baseball players (my suspects) either through them from the fence or scaled it to come into the yard. Sadly, it is time to invest in a security system.

Recent Freebies

These are things I got free recently--either in the mailbox or a free coupon (hot dogs and cheese). My favorite has to be the recycled bag from Earthbound Farm. It's so sturdy, and I can take it to any store since it is not *store specific*.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


This is a tiny post office I pass each time I go back to my hometown to visit my parents. It is just so cute I wanted a picture of it.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

60th Anniversary Picture

My parents for their 60th anniversary picture

Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Today is my parents' 60th wedding anniversary. We are headed over later this morning to help them celebrate. If I can find my misplaced camera, I will add pictures later.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thank You

Yesterday was the last day of school, and we had a school-wide award ceremony. Afterwards, one of the mothers brought this bouquet to all four of us teachers on the team. She was appreciative of what we had done for her son this year. Such a sweet gesture!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Homemade Sushi

Rather than going out *every* Friday night, we are cutting back to twice a month. I bought a homemade sushi kit at Publix and have been perfecting it. Matthew likes it.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


I am trying to stay out of the grocery stores as much as possible since they are my weakness. I consulted the Food Lion ad this weekend and got all this for under $40. It will last quite awhile.
  • eggs
  • pack of chicken breasts
  • 2 bags of frozen flounder
  • 2 bags of frozen salmon
  • Frosty Paws "ice cream" for Buddy
  • 2 packs of Louis Kemp crab delights
  • 1 pack of spinach for salads
  • 2 gallons of milk
  • 1 carton of chicken stock
  • 2 boxes of Lean Pockets (Matthew's breakfast before school)