Monday, November 30, 2009

Cats on Tuesday

Cats on Tuesday are cat lovers who write about their furry babies once a week on Tuesday.  For more cat tales, go to

Below:  Look at my sweet, beautiful princess.  Who would believe she would be a vandal and a thief?
This cat food had not been placed down more than 5 minutes before she struck.  I turned my back, and she promptly tore a hole in the bottom.

Well, since the hole was there, she just "HAD" to partake of the food.  After I moved the food, her sissy Minnie even got in on what was left below.

Here they are chillin' on the couch, a favorite pasttime of theirs.

That Lovey is a water FREAK!!!!

Isn't he GORGEOUS?!

The new cats Humpty Dumpty and Thumper are having some issues adjusting.  Seems Miles has been throwing his weight around (pun intended) being a bully.  Humpty is doing well, but Thumper is still very skiddish and hides a lot under my bed; thus, no new pictures of them this week.

Turkey Cassserole

If you are like me, you often don't know what to do with leftover turkey.  Here is a recipe that even my son liked.

Cut turkey (or chicken) into bite size pieces.  saute 1/2 cup chopped celery and 1/2 cup chopped onions in 1/4 cup butter or margarine.  Mix togehter chicken, the sauteed vegetables, salt and pepper to taste, 1 can cream of chicken soup (I used cream of mushroom), 1/2 cup of sour cream and 2 cups of cooked rice (I used noodles!),  Place in greased casserole dish.  Grate sharp cheese on top.  Bake 400 degrees for 20 minutes uncovered.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Free and Nearly Free at Walgreens

I don't "do" Black Friday here in the U.S.  For international readers, it's a ridiculously dangerous shopping day where retailers slash prices drastically for the Christmas season.  Above is what I got at Walgreens on Thanksgiving.  Before coupons the total was just over $25.  After coupons, it came down to $15.72.  Each item produced a register reward for the full price (except the vaseline lotion), so out of pocket I spent $15.72 and got back $19.50 in register rewards to use as I wish in the future.

Above are Ritz crackers on sale this week for 5 for $10.  I had 2 $1 off coupons, so I paid just over $8.  Then, it printed a $3 register reward at the checkout.'s like getting them for $1 a box.  I love deals like this where I can stock up.  These will be great with chili.

On to CVS:

I went to CVS at 4pm Friday.  I was shocked they had all the free after ECB deals I wanted:
  1. Degree Ultra Clear:  3.99 printed $4 ECB
  2. Phillips Remote:  6.99 printed $6.99 ECB
  3. King size Snickers:  1.59 printed $1.59 ECB
  4. Vaseline Infusion Lotion 7.99 printed $7.99 ECB
  5. St. Ives Bodywash: 3.99 printed $3.00 ECB
  6. Philips In-ear Headphones:  6.99 printed $6.99 ECB  
  8. I got  back over $30 in ECBS, so this was a lucrative trip!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Show and Tell Friday

It's Show and Tell Friday hosted by Cindy over at

Today I'm sharing a new Christmas ornament I recently acquired from a friend.  I've always loved to watch ice skating on TV (since I live in a warm climate), so when Monica refurbished this pair as a Christmas decoration, I jumped to get them:

I'm just not sure yet where to hang them.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cats on Tuesday

Cats on Tuesday is a bunch of cat lovers who write about their cats once a week, on Tuesday.  For more pictures, go to

This is not a normal week on my cat post.  I have a surprise near the bottom of the pictures.
Here:  Lovey decided he wanted to see if he would fit in the fatlighter barrel.

What a cozy fit!

Does anyone see something wrong with this picture?  Dog does NOT belong on the couch with my princess!  He is dirty and she is pristine.

Here Lovey is chillin'

 Matthew loving Lovey~~~

Surprise!!! Two new boys!  Here is Humpty Dumpty; I did NOT name him.  He is 4 years-old.

And, here is his real life brother, Thumper.  Look at those feet!  He has extra digits!

Someone from church needed to get rid of them together, so you know how I am.  However, this is absolutely IT!  No more cats!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Cats on Tuesday

Cats on Tuesday is when cat lovers get together and blog about their sweet furry babies.  For more, go to

I had some naughty kitties this week:

"Mother, your jacket makes a comfy bed."

Ah, ha!  Caught white-handed, Snowflake!  That's Matthew's gum! 
"But Mom, it tastes so good and refreshes my breath."

Two of the 3 boys just chillin':

Naughty, naughty Lovey at the kitchen sink---This cat has a sink/water OBSESSION!

I have NEVER had a cat pick up another cat's bad habits.  That is, until now:

My mother would die, but that's why they invented cleaning products.  Good thing she won't see this.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

HOT Publix Deals (Revised)

This is what I'm talking about:  $51.12 worth of groceries for $19.67!  I love when Publix has super Buy 1 Get 1 Free deals that I have high value coupons for.  Breakdown: 

  • 2 bags of Pillsbury bread flour:  1.49 each

  • 1 bag of Pillsbury self-rising flour:  1.49

  • 4 bags of Green Giant Steamer Veggies:  Buy 1 Get 1 Free (I used 3 coupons as well)

  • 2 Betty Crocker frostings at B1G1F (with 2 coupons as well)

  • 2 boxes of Ghiradelli brownie mix B1G1F (and 2 coupons)

  • 2 boxes whole wheat pasta B1G1F (plus 2 coupons)

  • 2 boxes Betty Crocker cake mix B1G1F

  • 2 Glade candles B1G1F (plus coupon)

  • 2 Smart Balance margarine B1G1F (plus coupon)

  • 1 Reynolds wrap (no deal)

The only items I did not have a coupon for and that weren't B1G1F were the foil and the flour.

On Monday I went back to Publix to snag some more B1G1F goodies with my coupons.  Here is what I got:

I spent $19.50 and saved $19.71!  I got:
2 packages of pasta
2 tubs of frosting
2 boxes of muffin mix
2 Steamers veggies
2 bags of Ore Ida potatoes
1 box of Truvia sweetener
2 candles
1 bag of tortilla chips

So, in two trips I got $90.33 worth of groceries for $39.17!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for:
  • the rain we got yesterday
  • my silly dog
  • a good Starbucks imitation pumpkin spice latte recipe
  • all things pumpkin this time of year
  • Food Network

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans' Day

Here in America we are celebrating Veterans' Day.  Where I am it is raining all day, remnants of Ida in the Gulf.  My father is a veteran, serving from 1945-1967.  My oldest brother is also retired Air Force.  We owe our veterans such a great debt, but I am afraid our country is moving in the direction of forgetting the freedoms they fought for.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cats on Tuesday

Hop on over to for more blogging fun about our lovely feline friends.

Below:  "Mother, can I have fast food fries and still lose weight by lifting weights?"

"Matthew, I will allow you to pet me." 

"Do I have to actually pick up the bar bells for it to work?"

"Mother, I am very tired"

"Mother, I am ready to go to school!"

"Mother, take my picture.  Aren't I cute?"

Momma's sleepy little girl right next to her.

Another picture of Minnie against my leg on the couch

"Mother, do not take my picture now; my tummy looks fat in this picture. Wait until I finish grooming."