Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Good Afternoon dear readers,  Kyle did the CVS shop for me to help me out.  He did a very good job.  He did two transactions unfortunately due to the rain could get a photo of the soda boxes.  They fell apart.  So here's the breakdown on the trip.

3 Cases of the seven brand sodas @ 3/$11 got $3 in ecb's
2 bags of lays chips @ 2/$6 got $1 in ecb's

total before coupons/discounts  $29.85                          O.O.P   $18.80

Saved $11.05  which is a savings of  37%

2ND Transactions 

2-JBT paper towels @ 2/$1
2-Cans Friskies  @ $.60 each used 20% off coupon
1-Xtra Laundry detergent  @ $1.99 used $1 off coupon printing off at red machine
1-Puffs plus @ $.88
2-Dawn dish soap @ $.88
1-Quilted Northern Toilet Paper  @ $4.99  used $.75/1 coupon
1-Colgate Total Toothpaste  $2.99

Total before coupons/sales/discounts   $22.44           SAVINGS 100%  O.O.P JUST TAX  $1.17
Also used $9 in ecb's from previous transaction.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Frankies Corner-Cat vs. Christmas Decorations

Good Morning dear readers.  Frankie and I have been having it out about the displays.  Well mother if you wouldn't put them underneath the heat vent I wouldn't have to knock them down.  Frankie you know you have a nice warm blanket to lay on and don't need to lay near the decorations.  Well mother I don't care I want to lay under the vent so that's that.  Frankie you just want to be a brat.  Well yes their is that.

The History of Thrift Shops and my latest Haul

Good Morning dear readers, do  you ever wonder why we love thrift stores so much.  For me its finding something I need at the fraction of the cost.  Plus you can find vintage items that might have an interesting history to it.  A story to tell your family in the future.  I was also wondering how did thrift stores get started.  Did you know the first one opened in 1899 in England?  In England their called charity shops and really didn't take off  until World War I.  I think why their so popular now is the recent recession.  When you don't have a lot of money this is the best way to save.  It's also the best way charitable organizations can raise money i.e. goodwill, hospice and st. Vincent DE Paul.  Well on my recent trip I continued the tradition of adding new to me ornaments to the Christmas tree plus a unique stocking for Christmas.  I also picked up some rubber stamps for my favorite hobby art journaling.  Sorry no pics on the rubber stamps didn't turn out.  So here they are.  Have you added some thrifted ornaments to your tree this year?

                Frankie kept thinking this one was a new chew toy and would climb the tree to get to her.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CVS Trip--We're Back

Good Afternoon dear readers,  here's the other trip I did yesterday.  My little push cart was so full, I couldn't turn around and redeem all the ecb's I got.  Here's what I got and how many ecb's.

3-Big Bag of Hershey Kisses @ $5 each used $1/2 coupon got $5 ecb
3-General Mills Cereal  @  3/$9  used $1/3 coupon got $3 ecb
1-Dunkin Donuts  @ $5.99  got $1 ecb

total before coupons/sales/discounts $44.63              O.O.P   $27.99

Saved $16.64      Savings     37%

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Savemart Holiday Meat Trip

Good Afternoon dear readers, sorry this is late had to deal with computer issues(Conor downloaded a game which flooded me with pop ups).  I hit the 5/$25 dollar sale and also got some other items I needed.  So here's the break down:

4 packages of foster farms fresh chicken @ $5 each
2 packages ground beef @ $5 each
4 packages of various pork cuts @ $5 each
1 package of fish sticks @ $5
1 package of ground turkey @ $5
1 package of corn dogs @ $5
2 packages of pre-prepared chicken strips @ $5 each

1 gallon of milk
1 package of totinos pizza rolls @ $2.50 for 40 count
5 Dennison's chili 4/$5 plus buy 4 get 1 free
1 2liter sprite
1 gator
2 kidney beans @ $1 each
2 all American lemon pies @ $.89 comparable to hostess

total before coupons/sales/discounts  $129.71             O.O.P  $94.21    Saved $35.50  @  27%

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

What's meant to be will always find a way art page

Good Evening dear readers, I got a chance to play in my art journal today.  I've been seeing a lot of angels around so I wanted to put some in a page.  I found the lovely quote from Trisha Yearwood online "What's meant to be will always find a way".  I like this quote it makes me feel that my goals are attainable.  The main goal being moving to Washington.  Anyways I paint the background in light acrylic blue paint.  I attempted to draw an angel. She didn't turn out to bad still needs practice.  My neighbor loaned me an angel stencil.  I filled in both angels with oil pastels and paint markers.  I rubber stamped in blue and black ink a little house and the stamp today is a gift from god on the page. I wrote the quote in black paint pen.  I went over open areas with a darker blue oil pastel.  Had a lot of fun with this page.  What type of pen do you recommend for drawing on paint plmk.  Thanks for reading and join us on my face book page for more stuff.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Frankies Corner-Giving Mom The Razz Berry

Good Morning dear readers,  Mom says its supposed to be wordless Wednesday but I have to much to say to keep quiet.  Like people when I'm sleeping leave me alone. If you don't I'm going to give you a Razz Berry and look Cross Eyed at you.