Thursday, October 23, 2014

CVS Trip-Saved 98% on Laundry and Dish Soap

Good Evening dear readers, I've been trying to get this posted because tomorrow is run around day.  This shopping trip was also a teaching trip for my older son.  I'm letting him do some of the shopping because its hard to get around with my knee lately.  Better he learn how to save money using the rewards cards now while he's young and starts college.  This trip had two transactions in it.

Here's the breakdown on first transaction
Did the buy 5 bags candy for $15 get $5 back--used $1.50/3 Hershey coupon
2/$4 candy corn and pumpkin corn
2 liter Coke .99 used coupon from machine $.24
1 Box Honey Nut Cheerios @ $1.99
Cadbury Scream Egg           @ $.88

Total Before coupons/sales/discounts  $35.80                   After coupons/sales/discounts $21.22
Saved a total of  41%

2nd   Transactions

3-Xtra Laundry Soap  @ $1.49 each
2-Palmolive liquid dish soap @ $.89  each

Total before coupons/sales/discounts  $12.73                  After coupons/sales/discounts  $.67 
Saved a total of  98%    (used $6 in ecb's)

I apologize the photos of the first group were just to blurry but here's the soap

Some of Frankies Best Photos

                                                          Give me a can and you can have this back.

                                                  Is this my best side mom?

                                                            My boy put this on me aahh children.

                                             not exactly a great shot but he was to funny

Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Canvass Collage-Just Pickin and Agrinnin

Good Evening dear readers,  I finally finished the Halloween Canvass Collage.  It had been lying on the table for quite sometime with just the yellow and the orange flames wasn't sure what to do with it.  Well I found images that were perfect.  First off, cut an image of a tree which I gesso'd over and then filled in the tree limbs with black paint markers.  The area around the tree I used orange oil pastels to continue the fire theme.  I found two banjo playing skeletons and that's where the title came in they reminded me of Hee Haw.  I painted purple iris acrylic paint around them.  My neighbor gave me a little ghost rubber stamp that says boo and filled it in using black paint marker and white oil pastel crayon.  Their is a rose stamp in black ink in the corners and a little orange pumpkin rubber stamp on one side.  I wrote the title in black paint marker.  I edge the canvass with black acrylic paint and its done.

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Murder Mystery Food-It's Time for Diner Food

Good Morning dear readers,  here is the return to murder mystery food.  It took me awhile to find one I really liked and this is it.  We are cooking from the murder mystery "Do or Diner" by Christine Wenger.  If you love comfort food your gonna love this recipe.  But before we get to cooking a little about the book.  This is my new favourite murder mystery series.  The main character inherits/buys the diner and all the trimmings from her aunt.  Some one tries to put her out of business by killing someone in the diner by poisoning the food.  So she feels the cops aren't doing enough to find the killer so she gets involved.  What I love about this story it involves history and family traditions.  The type that when you think about a certain food it reminds you of family.  Events in your families lives seem to come to life when you smell a certain food.  I'm not going to go into any more details because I don't want to spoil it for you.  The recipe for today is Pork and Scalloped Potatoes.  Here's what you need.

several pork steaks (I used a pack of  4)
3 large potatoes  sliced not to thin not to thick
2-3 large onions sliced not to thin not to thick
salt and pepper 
1 cup or more of milk depending on how thick you what the sauce
2 cans cream of  celery soup (you can also use cream of mushroom)
I added a little oregano and garlic about tablespoon each

cook pork steaks in oven until done. Let cool and then cut into bite sized pieces.  Layer into deep pot or roasting pan.  Proceed to layer potatoes and then onions.  If you have enough meat you can do another round of layers.  Season with salt and pepper and other spices.  Mix milk and soup together and pour over everything.  Put into 350 degree oven and let cook for hour to 1 1/2 hours until fork can insert into potatoes.  Bon Appetite.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Target Frozen Food Deals

Good morning dear readers, I took advantage of the coupon deal at Target this week.  They had a $5 off coupon $5/$25 deal going on.  They have a lot of good frozen food sales going on right now,  You still have time to run to target.  Here's what I got.

2-Tyson chicken strips for 2@$6
1-Bag totinos Pizza Rolls
2-Red Barron Mini Pizza @$2.99 each
1-Morning Star Farms Veggie Burgers @$5.69 for an eight count very good deal

total before coupons/sales  $29.44                  O.O.P  $21.62

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Small Rite Aid trip's for Coffee and Toilet Paper

Good morning dear readers, I did a couple of Rite Aid runs this week.  Sorry this is last week sale but you can still learn couponing from it.  I always try to get the up rewards to pay for my toiletries.  I especially like it when I can stock up on coffee.  So here's the break down on what I got.

2 large Folgers Coffee 27.8 oz @ $8.00 each
2 Friskies Cans Cheesy sausations new kind with cheese sauce if yours is picky like mine they might like this food  @ $.69 each

Before coupons/sales/rewards $31                 After coupons/sales/rewards $17.50

This deal netted me $4 in up rewards

2nd transaction

12 roll package simplify bath tissue  

before coupons/sales/rewards $8.99             After coupons/sales/rewards $4.99
Savings $4

Breast Cancer Awareness Art Page

Good morning dear readers,  I was able to check out Julie Balzer's Scrapbook Soup this past week. I got some great ideas from her show. She was using a brayer (I need one).  This tools looks like a minature paint roller.  I didn't have one so I improvised using a toilet roll holder and rolled it in the paint.  Then proceeded to roll on the page.  After using several acrylic paint colors i.e. pink, yellow and purple, I filled in the white areas with blue oil pastel.  I rubber stamp using a long stem rose stamp in blue archival ink pad.  Then drew the universal sign for breast cancer using paint pens in pink and purple(for the words).