Saturday, May 29, 2010

Resolutions Journal Week 17--May 22-29

Week 17 Accomplishments:  May 22-May 29

Updated my homeschoolbuy auctions.

Read in my current book, Evan's Castle.

Started reading a second book, Organizing from the Inside Out.

Worked on more cross magnets for the church sale.

Completed the baby quilt I've been working on. (see photo below and let me know what you think.  I am not good at pricing, so help there will also be appreciated.)

Cut squares for my next quilt.

Updated Helen Steiner Rice and Our Garden 2010 squidoo lenses.

I've been listing one thing a day over at listia too.

 Until next week,

Thursday, May 27, 2010

WeUseCoupons Wednesday--Oops Thursday :)

First off, click the banner above to go directly to the coupon previews!  Always great to know what is coming out to know if you need to purchase extra papers and such.  (This link can be found in my right column all the time, so check in often.)

Here are some of the great posts you will find this week:
Walgreens this upcoming week 5/30
Fantastic scenario in post 2!!!!

CVS Free/Cheap/GDA Week of 5/30

Kraft Dressing MoneyMakers at Meijer & FoodLion

Harris Teeter Best Deals 5/26-6/1

Food Lion 6/2-6/8 Ad - PREVIEW 

Click the banner above and then go to the Deal Locator Forum. 

Here's to a head start on a great Memorial Day weekend,

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Win a Bag Of Jerky!

Win a bag of Jerky Direct Natural Beef Jerky Original.

Contest starts today, May 25 and ends  Wednesday, June 2 at 9 pm cst .

Winner will be picked using Winner will be notified and have 48 hours to contact me, or another winner will be chosen. ***Please make sure you include in at least one of your comment entries how to contact you.***

If I get more than 200 entries I will give away 2 bags!

Entry is easy.

(right click to open in new window or tab so you don't lose this page)

1. Visit My Jerky Store and come back and comment on what type of jerky you would like to try. (This entry is required!)

2. Make a purchase from my jerky store, or sign up for your own store and receive 5 entries. (you will need to leave 5 comments please so that each entry will count.

3. Visit my Jerky Direct Business Opportunity squidoo lens and leave a comment. (you do not have to be a member of squidoo to leave me a comment and also note that comments won't appear right away, I have to approve them first)

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Monday, May 24, 2010

My Frugal Week May 16-22 (and a question for all)

I did find another large store bag to use for the trashcan before having to buy trashbags, but I found something out.
I've been always buying my trashbags at Dollar General for $1 for 10 of them.
I found out that I can get 15 bags in the black and white label at the grocery store (Dillon's) for just .88!   This will save me several cents throughout the year, and the gas money from driving to the dollar store too.

I did my Walgreen's Shopping on the 16th.

I had a nice coupon grocery shopping trip on the 21st.

I dried and have saved the seeds from a green bell pepper and a red bell pepper.  I really want to try starting the seeds in the house early next year.

I was able to do some yard sale shopping and I loved it!!  Steve's sister gave me $20 for my shopping for helping to get the veggie garden completely weeded.
I was able to get a sheet, a sheet set and quilt batting (used for my quilting), a box of embroidery thread with kits in the box too (thread is for Jasmine to make friendship bracelets with, the kits are going on listia), a vase, silk flowers, pinecone candles (all to help decorate around here)  4 shirts, 2 books (sign language and fairy tales), a belt, googly eyes, a table cloth (new in package), set of wheels for a chair, muffin tin.....and probably other things that are slipping my mind right now.  Oh yes, 2 jars of buttons that we will use for crafting as well.
I only spent $13.80 of the $20 too!

Now here is my question for this post.  Do you think that going and getting commodity foods is frugal, or is it accepting charity??
Every 3 months I can go get government commodity foods at the Salvation Army.  I try not to miss it.  Not because I want a hand out, but because I want to save that much money on our food bill!
Here is what I got last time I went:
3 cans green beans
3 cans mixed vegetables
3 bags of powdered milk
3 boxes of shelf stable milk
3 jars of peanut butter
1 box of Corn Flakes
3 cans of pork
3 cans of beef
4 cans of chicken
3 cans of fruit cocktail
3 cans of apricots
3 bags of rotini wheat pasta
3 cans of orange juice

As you can see from the list, it was a large variety, covered the 5 food groups pretty well, and will serve a lot of dinners.
They don't ask you for proof of income when you go in.  You do have to stand in a long line and bring your own boxes.  I try not to miss is each 3 months, and it's a world of help on having food in the house.

What do you think?
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