Menu Plan 1/7/12

So now that Christmas is over and packed away and school has begun again I need to get back into menu planning. Especially now that my youngest has been promoted again in TKD and is now going to be going to her lessons 3 days a week. Combine that with dance once a week for her and twice a week for the oldest….menu planning has GOT to be a priority. So….what’s cooking?

Monday we will have Enchiladas

Tuesday it will be Chicken & dumplins

Wednesday is Sammon Patties

Thursday is pork loin. (They were B1G1 so the other will be used for pulled pork later this month)

Friday is Jambalaya

Saturday a family favorite of Broccoli Bread

Sunday is pork chops.

I think I have crock pot meals all ready for our busy night. Wish me luck.


Settling In

Well I am finally settling in. Made some headway in the garage. Still trying to figure out where everything should go. Of course our plan is to move in the next year or so, so sometimes I feel like it’s a moot point. But I am still working on it. I have started back on my daily chore sheet and Flylady zones so hopefully in the next month even more headway can be made. I am hopeful this week to get back to going to the gym, regular cleaning and unpacking and cooking. I need to work on my menu plan and shopping. Right now we just have the one fridge and the freezer is very tiny so I am shopping week to week. Once the garage gets fully cleaned out and set up I can plug-in my deep freezer and spare fridge. THAT I am looking forward to.

Of course it’s not all sun and flying unicorns. On Saturday I got up early and decided to cook breakfast. I turned on the stove and it made a loud popping noise and a flame shot out. Not exactly what I wanted. So now this week we get to switch out a stove. Luckily I have a great father who will do it rather than waiting 2 weeks for the hubs to get home. Never a dull moment in my home.

So, do you have a new house adventure when you moved into your home?

WFM Wednesday- Timers

Today’s WFM Wednesday post is all about TIMERS!

I love love love my timers. I use them for everything. They’re not just for cooking. I use them a lot with my kids. They really help keep the yelling and frustration levels down in my home.

Take for instance, showers. My oldest believe that a daily 45 min shower is a MUST. Her father and I however do not share her views. Neither does the electric company…lol. So instead of yelling I set a timer for 15 minutes. She must get undressed and showered in that amount of time. Granted I would prefer 10 minutes but she has super thick long hair and it does take a while. Fifteen minutes is way better than 45.

I also turn them on in the mornings to let my kids know how long until we have to walk out the door. Again this helps with the yelling. It beeps a 5 minute warning so they know at that time to really hustle.

One last way is cleaning. Sometimes they just get overwhelmed with cleaning. I give them a list of things and I set a timer. That lets them know they won’t be cleaning all day long. No one like all day cleaning. A week night cleaning may take 5 min and is mainly just picking up dirty clothes and trash. A weekend cleaning is more like 15 or 20 min and is more detailed.

These are just a few of the ways that I find a timer helps me. Do you use a timer? If you do how do use it?


If you’ve been wondering where I have been its complicated. First we moved. AGAIN! But this time not into a rental but rather into our new home. Then we had to get internet. And that was a job all in itself. It took THREE weeks to get it done. There was so much miscommunication. FINALLY I went in there and explained I wanted to speak to the owner’s wife. That got results. Had them out here the same day. But they couldn’t get into the neighbor’s yard due to their dog. Are you FREAKIN kidding me? So got them out the next day (yesterday) and got it all taken care of. I now have internet AND cable. And due to all of the mistakes I know have a year of all movie channels for FREE. Sweet!

So now I am back. And looking to get back into regular postings. I am working on a WFM Wednesday post and of course coupon previews. I also hope to work on posts on decorating and organizing my new home. Anything else you would like to see? Drop me a line.

Untill then…..take care!

WFM Wednesdays 8/15/12


Prepare for tomorrow today! Such a simple thing really, but most people don’t do it but it saves so much time and your sanity in the mornings. I make sure that everyone’s clothes are laid out. That prevents last minute “I am out of clean socks!” drama. My children have to get out EVERYTHING. Shoes, IDs,  earrings, etc. Also bags must be packed. All paperwork must be signed and money put away. Also if someone needs a lunch we do as much as possible. We get the bag, ice the drink, pack what we can and make sure we have the stuff we need.

We also look over tomorrow’s schedule. I make notes of oddities such as someone else picking them up or whatever. I also get together the bag (dance, karate or cheer) that we will need. I like to make sure that I am well prepared.

I find doing all of these things make my morning a lot smoother. And I yell less and the kids are happier and they know what to expect. children thrive on routines.

Tell me… you prepare the night before or do you run around scrambling in the mornings?

Coupon Preiew for 8/5/12

There should be THREE inserts in Sunday’s paper. One Smartsource, one Redplum and one General Mills. This is a good week to get multiples in order to stock up on cereal for those back to school mornings. Here is a list of what SHOULD be included:

Smartsource coupon insert

ACT Save $1/1 product (9/23)

Allegra Save $2/1 product (9/38)

Baileys Save $1/1 coffee creamer dnd (9/30)

Ban Save $.40/1 product 1.5oz+ (9/1)

Ban Save $1/1 solid (9/1)

BIC Save $3/1 disposable razor (9/2)

Blink Save $1/1 Tears or GelTears (9/10)

Command Save $.75/1 product dnd (9/9)

Complete Save $1/1 12oz+ (9/10)

Complete Save $1/1 Blink-N-Clean lens drops or contacts lubricant eye drops (9/10)

Cortizone 10 Save $1/1 product (9/23)

G.U.M Save $1/2 oral care products (10/31)

Glade Free Expressions fragrance mist starter kit when you buy any refill up to Save $4.49 (9/15)

Glade Free Oil Diffuser starter kit when you buy any refill up to Save $8.99 (9/15)

Gold Bond Medicated Save $1/1 product (9/23)

Gold Bond Ultimate Save $1/1 product (9/23)

Icy Hot/Aspercreme Save $1/1 product (9/23)

John Frieda Save $10 off Precision Foam Colour with purchase of both shampoo and conditioner (9/9)

Lea & Perrins Save $1/1 Worcestershire sauce 10oz+ (10/15)

Lysol Save $3/1 No Touch hand soap system starter kit or dispenser only (9/4)

Mariani Save $.50/1 dried fruit snacks 4oz+ dnd (9/30)

Mentos Save $1/2 bottles 45pc+(10/5)

Mentos Save $1/3 bottles 15pc+(10/5)

Nabisco Save $.75/2 cookies or crackers 4.05-27.5oz (10/5)

Philips Save $10/1 Sonicare rechargeable toothbrush excludes Xtreme (9/30)

Philips Save $15/1 Sonicare DiamondClean, FlexCare+ or FlexCare rechargeable toothbrush (9/30)

Philips Save $5/1 Sonicare brush heads or Sonicare Xtreme toothbrush (9/30)

Pilot Save $1/1 2pk+ Bottle 2 Pen (B2P) or FriXion erasable pens or highlighters(9/30)

Revlon Save $1/1 color cosmetic (9/9)

Scotch Save $.25/1 Magic Tape product (10/31)

Scotch Save $1/1 Magic Tape one-handed tape dispenser (10/31)

Scotch Save $1/1 pop-up tape product (10/31) Scotch Save $1/1 restickable shapes, sheets, tabs, dots or strips (10/31)

Similac Save $1/1 Prenatal box (9/1)

Similac Save $2/1 Simplysmart bottle or 2pack (9/1)

Simple Save $1/1 facial skincare product (9/2)

Simple Save $3/both cleanser and moisturizer (9/2)

Smart Balance Save $.50/1 spreadable butter & canola oil blend (9/19)

Smart Balance Save $1/1 enhanced milk carton (9/19)

UP2U Save $1/2 packs dnd (10/5)

Wholly Guacamole Save $1/1 product (9/2)

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RedPlum Coupon Preview
Align/Prilosec Save $3/1 Prilosec OTC 42ct or Align 42ct (10/6) TARGET
Claritin Save $4/1 15ct+ (9/2)
DermaSilk Save $5/1 full size product (8/18)
Disney/Marvel Save $1/1 character shaped vitamins (9/20)
Ester-C Save $1/1 product (9/4)
Five Star Save $1/2 products including student planning (9/30)
Five Star Save $1/2 Reinforced Filler Paper products (9/30)
Five Star Save $2/1 binder including Flex Hybrid NoteBinder (9/30)
Garnier Save $2/1 Herbashine color creme (9/16)
Gillette B1G1 free disposable razor up to Save $12.99 (9/30)
Herbal Essences/Aussie Save $3/2 products (9/30)
L’Oreal Save $5/1 Paris Youth Code kit (9/30)
L’Oreal 1/1 Paris skincare item (9/30)
Maybelline Save $1/1 lip product (10/5)
Meow Mix Save $.75/1 dry cat food bag 3lb+ (9/29)
Meow Mix Save $1/6 cat food single cups or Save $1/1 cat food variety pack (9/29)
MET-Rx Save $2/2 Big 100 bars (9/16)
MET-Rx Save $2/2 Protein Plus bars (9/16)
MorningStar Save $.75/1 veggie foods product (9/30)
Nature’s Bounty Save $1/1 product (9/4)
Nature’s Bounty Save $3/1 Optimal Solutions product (9/4)
Nutella Save $1/1 jar 13oz+ (10/31)
Olay Save $1/1 Simply products (9/30)
Osteo Bi-Flex Save $3/1 80ct+ (9/4)
Pepto-Bismol Save $.50/1 item excludes 8oz liquid (10/6) TARGET
Pup-Peroni Save $1.50/2 dog snacks bags 5.6oz+ (10/1)
Sundown Naturals Save $1/1 product (9/4)
Venus/Daisy B1G1 free disposable razor up to Save $7.99 ets (9/30)
ZzzQuil Save $1/1 liquid 12-24oz or caplets 24-48ct (10/6) TARGET


General Mills Coupon Insert
Betty Crocker Save $.75/2 Ready to Spread Frosting, 17.5oz+ cookie mix, Supreme Brownie Mix, Dessert Bar or Box Muffin Mix (9/29)
Bisquick Save $.50/1 40oz+ Original or Heart Smart (9/29)
Cereal Save $1/3 boxes (9/15)
Cheerios Save $1/2 boxes (9/15)
Chex Mix Save $.50/2 4.5oz+ Mix or 100 Calories snack (9/29)
Fiber One Save $.50/1 Chewy Bars (9/29)
Fiber One Save $.75/1 Nutty Clusters & Almonds cereal (9/15)
Fun da-middles Save $.50/1 cupcake mix (9/29)
Hamburger Helper Save $.75/3 (9/29)
Nature Valley Save $.50/1 Protein Chewy Bars 5ct+ (9/29)
Nature Valley/Fiber One Save $.75/3 NV Granola Bars 5ct+, NV Granola Thins, FO Chewy Bars, FO 90 Calories Chewy Bars or FO 90 Calories Brownies (9/29)
Pillsbury Save $.50/1 Baguette chips 7oz+ (9/29)
Pillsbury Save $.50/2 Toaster Strudel, Toaster Scrambles Pastries or Pancakes (10/27)
Pillsbury Save $.55/1 frozen Egg Scrambles or Grands! Biscuit Sandwiches (10/27)
Snacks Save $.75/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gusher Fruit Roll-Ups, Ocean Spray Fruit Flavored Snacks, Mott’s Fruit Flavored Snacks or Sunkist Fruit Flavored Snacks (9/29)
Totino’s Save $.75/3 Rolls packages (10/27)
Treats Save $.50/1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch treats, Cocoa Puffs treats, Lucky Charms treats, Golden Grahams treats, Chex Mix treats or Mil ‘n Cereal bars (9/29)
Yoplait Save $.35/1 Go-GURT, Kids Cup, Trix multipack or Splitz yogurt (9/29)
Yoplait Save $.40/6 yogurt cups (9/29)
Yoplait Save $.50/8 yogurt cups (9/29)
Yoplait Save $.75/2 Go-GURT, Kids Cup, Trix multipack or Splitz yogurt (9/29)


Sunday Coupon Preview 7/29/12

Looks like there will be two RedPlum inserts in Sunday’s paper. Here’s a list of what should be included:

RedPlum Coupon Preview #1

Accu-Check $10/1 Nano SmartView system (12/31)

all $1/1 liquid, powder or mighty pacs laundry detergent (9/9) ETS

Axe $1/1 antiperspirant, deodorant or body spray (8/26)

Best Foods $.70/1 product 22oz+ (8/26)

Caress $.75/1 12oz+ body wash or 6-bar pack+ (8/26) ETS

Clear $2/1 hair care product (8/26) ETS

Country Crock $.60/1 product excludes limited edition flavors (8/26)

Degree $.75/1 Adrenaline Series 2.7oz product (8/26)

Degree Women $.75/1 motionSENSE product (8/26)

Dove $.50/1 beauty bar 4-bar pack+ excludes trial and Men+Care (8/26)

Dove $1/1 body wash 12-16oz excludes trial and Men+Care (8/26)

Dove $2/1 body wash 18oz+ excludes trial and Men+Care (8/26)

Dove $2/1 Clinical Protection antiperspirant/deodorant (8/26)

Dove $3/2 hair care products (8/26) ETS

Dove Men+Care $.75/2 antiperspirants or deodorants 1,7oz, 2.7oz or 3oz (8/26) ETS

Dove Men+Care $1/1 body and face bar 6-bar pack+ (8/26) ETS

Dove Men+Care $1/1 body and face wash 13.5oz+ or Active Clean shower tool (8/26) ETS

Finishing Touch $1/1 Smile (10/31)

Flintstones $1/1 multivitamin product (9/30)

Jimmy Dean $.55/2 rolls dnd (8/26)

Jimmy Dean $.75/1 product excluding rolls dnd (8/26)

Lipton $.50/1 tea bags, tea & honey to-go or pitcher size or any iced tea mix (8/26) ETS

Lipton $.60/1 tea & honey to-go or pitcher size (9/23) ETS

Nicorette $10/1 Nicorette Gum 100ct+, NicoDerm CQ 14ct+ or Nicorette Lozenge 72ct+ (9/9)

One A Day $2/1 multivitamin product (9/23)

One A Day $3/1 TruBiotics probiotic supplement (9/30)

Paseo $.50/1 product excluding single roll bath tissue (9/30)

Paseo $1/1 8-roll paper towel or 12-roll bath tissue (9/30)

Q-tips $.25/1 product 170ct+ (8/26) ETS

Ragu $.50/2 pasta sauce jars (8/26)

Rimmel London $1/1 product (9/30)

Rimmel London $1/1 Scandaleyes mascara (9/30)

RoseArt $1/3 products (10/7)

Suave $.25/1 body lotion product (8/26) ETS

Suave $.25/1 Professionals men product (8/12) ETS

Suave $.25/1 Professionals product (8/12) ETS

Suave $.75/1 deodorant product (8/26) ETS

Suave $.75/2 Naturals or Kids body wash products (8/26) ETS

Suave Kids $.25/1 product (8/12) ETS

Surf $1/1 laundry detergent (9/9)

The Board Dudes $1/1 product $2.99+ (10/7)

The Write Dudes $1/2 products (10/7)

Welch’s $.35/1 jam, jelly or spread (9/30)

Wish-Bone/Western $.50/1 dressing (8/26) ETS

RedPlum Coupon Preview #2

Aveeno $1/1 facial moisturizer with SPF or body lotion with SPF (9/30) ETS

Aveeno $2/1 sun product (9/30) ETS

Band-Aid $.50/1 adhesive bandages product (9/30) ETS

Bengay $3/1 Zero Degrees cold therapy or pain relief + massage product (10/31) ETS

BonSavor $1/1 product (9/30)

Clean & Clear $1.0/1 product (9/30) ETS

Desitin $.75/1 product (9/30) ETS

Garnier $1/1 shampoo, conditioner or treatment (9/8) ETS

Garnier $1/1 style product (9/29) ETS

Johnson’s $.75/1 baby product excludes sizes 1-4oz, Buddies and Kids 1ct sudzing bar (9/30)

Johnsons & Johnson $.75/1 Red Cross brand product excludes trial size and first aid kits (9/30)

Keebler $.55/1 cinnamon roll cookies (9/23)

Keebler $.55/2 cookies (9/23)

K-Y $3/1 premium product (9/30)

Listerine $.50/1 mouthwash 1L+ or Zero 1L+ (10/31)

Listerine $1/1 Total Care 1L+ or Fluoride Defense 1L (10/31) ETS

Listerine/Reach $1/1 Smart Rinse 500ml or kids toothbrush (10/31)

L’Oreal $2/1 Excellence shade (9/23)

L’Oreal $2/1 Preference, Feria or Healthy Look Creme Gloss haircolor products (10/1)

Neosporin $1/1 product (9/30)

Nestle $1.25/2 Pure Life purified 8oz multi-packs 24pk+ (9/9)

Nestle $1/2 Pure Life purified water .5-liter multi-packs 24pk+ (9/9)

Neutrogena $1/1 lip or eye makeup (9/30) ETS

Neutrogena $1/1 skincare, suncare or shave product excludes acne, cleansing and trial sizes (8/28)

Neutrogena $2/1 face makeup product (9/30)

Purina $1.50/1 16.5lb+ bag of Puppy Chow, Dog Chow, Active Senior 7+, Little Bites, Healthy Morsels or Fit & Trim dog food (10/21)

Purina $1.50/10 ALPO cans (9/10)

Purina $1.50/3 Friskies dry cat food bags (10/31)

Purina $1/1 bag of Cat Chow (9/14)

Purina $1/1 4lb+ bag of Puppy Chow, Dog Chow, Active Senior 7+, Little Bites, Healthy Morsels or Fit & Trim dog food (10/21)

Purina $1/1 Tidy Cats 7lb+ (10/29)

Purina $1/2 dog snacks (10/29)

Purina $1/2 Friskies cat treats or Whisker Lickin’s cat treats (10/29)

Purina $1/3 Fancy Feast appetizers 2oz trays (10/29)

Purina $1/30 Friskies canned or pouch or $1/2 12ct variety packs or $1/1 24ct+ variety packs (10/31)

Purina $2/1 ALPO 8ct+ variety pack (9/10)

Purina $3/3 dog snacks (10/29)

Reach $1/1 toothbrush excludes trial size and Crystal Clean toothbrush (10/31)

Reach $1/1 Total Care floss product (10/31)

Skinny Cow $1/1 multi-pack chocolate candy product 4.65-6oz (10/31)

Skinny Cow B1G1 free singles candy .77-1oz up to $.99 (10/31)

Stayfree/Carefree/o.b. $.50/1 product (8/31)

Visine $2/1 product 1/2 floz+ or Soothing Wipes product (10/1) ETS

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Happy Couponing!

Coupon Preview for 7/22/12

Well this week’s coupons are going to be plentiful! If you haven’t gotten a paper in the last couple of week’s you will definitely want to get a few this week. There should be THREE inserts this week. One Smartsource, one RedPlum and one PepsiCo.


Here is a list of what SHOULD be in your paper:

RedPlum Coupon Preview
Dole Save $1/1 Aguas Frescas 64oz product (9/16)
Era Save $.50/1 (8/31) ETS
Fungicure Save $1/1 product (9/30)
Garnier Save $2/1 Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme (9/1)
Gillette/Satin Care Save $.55/1 shave prep (8/31) ETS
Gillette/Venus Save $2/1 Gillette Mach3 disposable, Sensor3 disposable, CustomPlus 3 disposable or Venus disposable, Daisy disposable or Daisy3 disposable (8/31) ETS
L’Oreal Save $1/1 Paris cleanser (9/16) ETS
L’Oreal Save $1/1 Paris eye product (9/16)
L’Oreal Save $1/1 Paris moisturizer or serum/treatment (9/16) ETS
L’Oreal Save $2/1 EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure, EverStrong shampoo or conditioner (9/16)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure, EverStrong treatment (9/16)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 EverStyle product (9/16)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 Healthy Look Creme Gloss color (9/16)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 Paris face cosmetic product excludes Magic Perfecting Base .17fl oz mini size (9/16)
Luigi’s Save $.752 real Italian ices (9/30)
Minute Maid Save $.75/2 frozen novelties (9/30)
Pedigree Save $1/2 dog treats (9/22)
Pedigree Save $2/1 dry dog food 15lb+ (9/22)
Swiffer Save $1/both WetJet pads 17ct+ AND WetJet solution (8/31)
Swiffer Save $5/1 WetJet starter kit (8/31)
Ultra Save $1/2 food for dogs cans or trays (9/16)
Ultra Save $3/1 food for dogs (9/16)

Smartsource coupon insert

Wick Save $1.50/1 Freshmatic Compact refill excludes free item packs (8/19)

Air Wick Save $1.50/1 Freshmatic Ultra refill excludes free item packs (8/19)

Air Wick Save $2/1 Freshmatic Ultra or Compact starter kit (8/19)

Air Wick Save $2/2 candles (8/19)

Blue Diamond Save $.55/1 chilled or shelf-stable Almond Breeze almondmilk (9/30)

Blue Diamond Save $.75/2 almonds 6oz+ (9/30)

Blue Diamond Save $.75/2 Nut Thins or Baked Nut Chips 4.25oz+ (9/30)

Carefree Save $.50/1 product (8/31)

Clairol Save $2/1 hair color box ets (8/31

 Dole Save $.50/2 tropical fruit cans (9/16)

Farmer John Save $1/2 bacon or breakfast sausages (8/22)

Gain/Cheer Save $1/1 Gain detergent or fabric softener or Cheer product ets (8/31)

Gain/Cheer Save $2/2 Gain detergent or fabric enhancer or Cheer products ets (8/31)

Hill’s Science Diet Save $1/1 Ideal balance dog treats (8/31)

Hill’s Science Diet Save $2/1 Ideal Balance pet food (8/31)

Hill’s Science Diet Free Ideal Balance can with purchase of Ideal Balance dry dog food up to Save $2.09

Honey Maid Save $1/2 products 8-14.4oz dnd (10/21)

Johnsonville Save $1/1 chicken sausage 12oz package (10/21)

Johnsonville Save $1/1 pork & chicken sausage 17.63oz (10/21)

Kraft Save $.75/1 Fresh Take cheese & breadcrumb mix (8/22)

Lysol Save $3/1 No-Touch kitchen system starter kit (9/11)

New York Save $.50/1 frozen product (9/30)

o.b. Save $.75/1 tampon product ets (8/31)

Playtex Save $1/1 Gentle Glide tampons 14ctt+ (9/16)

Pledge Save $.75/1 product (9/1)

Revlon Save $1/1 color cosmetic (8/26)

Rips Save $.50/1 bite-size licorice 4oz+ (10/31)

Schick Save $1/1 Xtreme3 disposable razor pack 4 or 8ct (9/30)

SchickSave $2/1 Quattro for Women disposable razor pack (9/2)

Schiff Save $1/1 vitamin or supplement excludes Move Free (10/22)

Schiff Save $3/1 Move Free (10/2212)

Skintimate Save $.55/1 shave gel or cream shave excludes 2.75oz cans (9/2)

Star Save $1/1 olive oil 16oz+ (9/30)

Stayfree Save $2/1 product (8/31)

Zevia Save $3/1 6 pack (9/30)

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PepsiCo Moments to Save Insert
Ball Park Save $.75/2 franks (8/11)
Crush Save $1/2 2-liter bottles dnd (8/11)
Doritos Save $1/2 tortilla chips 12oz+ (8/11)
Frito-Lay Save $.75/4 snacks bags 2.15-4oz (8/11)
Hasbro Free card game up to Save $6.99 when you buy an game Save $14.99 or more (8/20)
Lay’s Save $1/2 Kettle Cooked chips 8.5oz+ (8/11)
Lipton/Pure Leaf Save $1/2 Lipton Iced Tea 12pks 16.9oz PET bottles or Pure Leaf 6pks 18.5oz PET bottles (8/11)
Nerf Save $3/1 N-Strike Maverick Rev-6 Blaster or N Sports Weather Blitz Football (8/20)
O.N.E. Save $1/1 coconut water original flavor 1-liter bottle (8/11)
Pepsi Save $.55/1 NEXT 2-liter bottle dnd (8/11)
Pepsi Save $2/2 18, 20, 24 or 30 pack 12oz cans (8/11)
Pepsi B4G1 free 1.5 liter bottle (8/11)
Quaker Save $.75/2 Chewy granola bars or yogurt granola bars 5ct+ dnd (8/11)
Ruffles Save $1/2 potato chips 10oz+ and/or dips 14oz+ (8/11)
Sabra Save $.55/1 Hummus or other refrigerated Sabra dip (8/11)
Starbucks Save $2/2 Frappuccino chilled coffee drink and/or Doubleshot espresso drink 4 packs (8/11)
Sunchips Save $1/2 bags 7oz+ (8/11)
Tostitos Save $1/both tortilla chips 11oz+ AND salsa 14oz+ (8/11)


Menu Planning update

As most of you know we are in the process of moving again. We moved into our current house temporarily while we sold ours and purchased another. So needless to say with two moves in 2 months and it being summer menu planning has kinda gone out the window. We should be in our new home by the end of the month and I can not wait! I am ready to get back to my routines and menu planning is one of those routines.

One of my goals this summer (yes I have summer goals…its an OCD thing) was to have on paper 30 meals. Well, I have been keeping a list of meals that we like and when I sat down and counted it up and I have 37 meals! That’s more than a month and with leftovers and ordering out on occasion and those rare nights when I am the only one home I think I have 2 months worth of meals with no rotations. Between menu planning and stockpiling my groceries I think that I will really see a huge difference in my food bill.

I’ve been doing the coupons and stockpiling and some menu planning but I think having 6-8 weeks worth of meals is now going to drop my bill even lower. I am ready to get moved and get back to a normal life. Or at least my version of normal.

What about you? Are you a menu planner or a dinner on the fly mom? Or do you fall somewhere in between?  What are your biggest dinner challenges? What are you doing to help with those challenges?

Coupon Preview for Sunday 7/15/14

Well it looks like this weekend there will once again be only one insert. A SmartSource that should include the following coupons:

Smartsource coupon insert
Arm & Hammer Save $.75/1 laundry products (9/30)
Biotrue Save $1.50/1 multi-purpose solution 10oz+ (9/15)
Biotrue Save $3/1 multi-purpose solution twin pack (9/15)
Bissell Save $1/1 carpet cleaning powder or carpet cleaning foam (9/30)
Chex Save $.50/1 cereal (8/25)
Coca-Cola Save $1/2 20, 24 or 28 pack cans (8/19)
Colgate Save $.50/1 Total, Optic White, Max Fresh, Sensitive toothpaste 4oz+ (8/4)
Edge Save $.55/1 shave gel 7oz+ (8/26)
Fiber One Save $.50/1 90 calorie brownies (9/8)
Fiber One Save $.50/1 chewy bars (9/8)
Gas-X Save $1.25/1 product (10/13)
General Mills Save $1/2 cereal (8/25)
Glade Save $1/1 Decor Scents holder or Save $1/2 refills (8/25)
Glade Save $1/1 PlugIns Scented Oil warmer (8/25)
Glade Save $1/2 carpet & room odor eliminator products (8/25)
Glade Save $2/1 Expressions collection product (8/4)
Glade B1G1 free PlugIns Scented Oil twin refill up to Save $5.99 (8/25)
Glade B1G1 free Sense & Spray single refill up to Save $3.99 (8/25)
Glade B2G1 free 4oz jar candles up to Save $3.49 (8/25)
Hamburger Helper Save $.75/3 home cooked skillet meal (9/8)
Hasbro Save $10 off Spider-Man Mega Blaster Web Shooter with Glove limit 1 (7/28) KMART COUPON
Hasbro Save $10 off Spider-Man toys purchase of Save $30 or more (7/28) KMART COUPON
John Frieda Save $3 off Full Repair styler or treatment with purchase of Full Repair shampoo or conditioner (8/25) ETS
Johnsonville Save $.75/1 premium fully-cooked sausage (9/16)
Keri Save $2/1 (10/31)
MiraLAX Save $1/1 10ct or 14 dose (8/26)
MiraLAX Save $4/1 30 dose (8/26)
Mitchum Save $1/1 regular or for women product excludes trial and multipacks (8/19)
Nature Valley Save $.50/1 protein chewy bars (9/8)
Neutrogena Save $1/1 acne or cleansing product excludes trial and bar soap (9/1)
Prevacid 24HR Save $3/1 product (9/15)
Revlon Save $3 off nail color with purchase of beauty tool (8/13) TARGET COUPON
Rubbermaid Save $1.50/1 LunchBlox sandwich kit dnd (9/2)
Schick Save $1/1 disposable razor pack excludes 2ct (8/12)
Schick Save $3/2 disposable razor packs excludes 2ct (8/12)
Scotch-Brite Save $.50/1 botanical disinfecting wipes (8/31)
Similac Save $2/1 Prenatal box (8/19)
Similac Save $2/1 single or 2pk Simplysmart bottles (8/19)
StarKist Save $.55/1 tuna pouch dnd (12/31)
Weber Save $1/1 BBQ sauce (9/15)
Wholly Guacamole Save $1/1 product (8/15)
WhoNu? Save $1/2 cookies (9/9)
Woolite Save $1/1 carpet or upholstery product (9/30)
Woolite Save $1/1 put urine eliminator or pet + oxygen carpet stain & odor remover (9/30)
Yoplait Save $.75/1 Greek yogurt 4pk or Greek yogurt with granola 2pk (9/8)
Yoplait Save $.75/1 light yogurt with granola (9/8)
Ziploc Save $1/2 bags (8/25)
ZonePerfect or Perfectly Simple Save $.55/1 (8/15)

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