Saturday, February 27, 2010

Walking Tacos

We are heading out to a life group fellowship in
a little while. If you have a group you need to feed,
this is one of my favorite "recipes." Enjoy!

Walking Tacos

taco meat ( fix according to how many you are feeding)
individual bags of cheese Doritos
drained Ranch style Beans
sour cream

Get a bag of Cheese Doritos and crush the chips. Then open the bag and put in the ingredients
of your choice. Grab a fork and dig in. Best part is---no dirty dishes. I usually fix the meat and have everyone else bring something to go on or with the walking tacos. Not too expensive and again, easy clean up!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Too cute!

Just saw these adorable bags on Etsy for
those of us with coupon notebooks. Stop
by here and check them out. Then slide
on over here to A Thrifty Mom's blog
and enter to win one! Of course good
luck but I hope that I win!

Grocery Shopping

Do you....

1) Grocery shop once a month?
2) Grocery shop weekly?
3)Do you have a grocery budget? If so, how much and how big is your family?

I used to just go to the grocery store and shop. I might would use a coupon here and there but nothing like I do now. It took a bit more time in the beginning but the savings was well worth my time. Now I have it down and can get in and out a bit faster. My kids even help me and Hayden loves to get me some coupons from those little machines in the store. Teaching him young!!

Mail Call

Wal Mart has a free sample of Olay body
wash here. Enjoy!

Cook Ahead??

Do you cook meals and freeze them ahead of time, do you make a weekly or monthly menu, or do you just wing it? I am guilty of all 3 and I have to admit that I spend way more money when I wing it. I have started making a monthly menu. I stick to it for the most part but may draw arrows and move meals around to fit our schedule (or my taste buds). I TRY to cook a few things up ahead of time but have been lazy the past few months in doing so. Sometimes I try to brown some meat or boil some chicken so it's easy to thaw and use for casseroles or soups. I am going to stay in tonight and empty out the pantry with what I have so MAYBE I can save even more on my March groceries. Do you have a great recipe for cooking ahead and freezing?Would love for you to share it if you do. I'll let you know how my Friday evening of cooking ahead goes.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Fun Times

My House Party bag game today. I love getting
packages like these. Can't wait to share everything
with you all!

Monday, February 15, 2010


We tried this recipe the other night.
It is one of our new favorites.
So easy and YUM-E. I think
next time we have company
I will wow them with this one.
The best part is that it was so easy!
Give it a try and I think you'll love
it too.


Kroger has a few deals until tomorrow. I meant
to post these earlier. This is the transaction I did
earlier today. Again, was going to post a pic but
the battery on my camera is dead!
The main reason I did this was to get the Purex laundry
detergent. It is part of the buy 10 participating items
get $3 off at the register. Remember you have to buy
10 qualifying items.

My Purchase:
2 bottles Purex Laundry Detergent
4 cans Campbell's Chunky Soup
3 Chef Boy R De microwaveable spaghettio's
1 box Betty Crocker fruit snacks

coupons used:
2 $.35/1 Purex
2 $.50/2 Campbell's soup
3 $.40/1 Chef Boy R Dee microwave cups
1 $.40/1 Betty Crocker fruit snacks

Don't know the exact total--but cheap--because I bought some produce too.

The best part is you will get a $4 catalina coupon that prints out when you pay that
you may use on your next shopping trip to Kroger. You must purchase 2 Purex laundry detergents to get the catalina for $4.

Walgreen Wows

There are some great deals this week at Walgreens.
If you usually don't shop their, I really encourage you
to do a Wags run this week and try it out. I went this morning
and had my stuff set up to take a picture to post and the battery
on the camera is..... dead! So below is my list of things to get
this week. You will need to have coupons from the 2/7 paper
to get these bargains.

Venus Embrace Razor or Spa Breeze $8.99
use $2/1 QPON and
buy select razor get Olay body wash free QPON
OOP: $2.99

Gillette Fusion Razor $8.99
$4/1 QPON
You will get a $4 register reward when you check out.
OOP: $.99

I had a gift card so I did not break up my transactions.
I suggest buying the Gillette Razor first and using the RR (register
reward) to purchase the Venus Razor. You will need to buy something else
as they do not give money back for register rewards. You can also
do both in one transaction and use the register reward another time.

Friday, February 12, 2010


I am so excited because I am going to host
a party compliments of Houseparty.
We are going to be trying out sandwich thins.
Sounds wonderful and I have some yummy
recipes to try out! If you have not signed up
with them, do so now.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Do you love to host parties? If you
have not yet signed up with House Party,
you'll want to now. They have a couple
of great hosting events coming up.
Sign up & you'll receive emails
keeping you updated with all
their party opportunities.

Mail Call

Eat Better America has a coupon
book with $10 worth of savings.
Go on over to their site and sign
up. Love getting more coupons
in the mail to add to the savings.

Mail Call

Want to get $10 worth of savings in the
mail? Sure you do. Go here and enter your

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Goldfish Coupon

Kroger is running the Mega Event again this
week. Goldfish are just $.88 (when you buy 10
participating items). Here is a coupon for
$.75 off making them just $.13 a bag!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Game Deal

There are some new coupons here.
Some of them are for toys and games.
You can score some great deals
with the game coupon at Target
and/or Wal Mart. Stock up
for birthday parties.