July 26, 2009

Coupons are worth the effort!!

You know, sometimes I wonder if faithfully buying the Sunday paper and searching the ad's and cutting ALL the coupons is really worth the effort! Well, in today's time when money is tight, your son is in private school, you are planning a wedding, and the economy is on the down slide....you have to save every way you can.

I wanted to tell you about a couple of things, one being my recent trip to Ingles! This past week was triple coupon week at Ingles. My budget for this week was $70 since we needed some meats and we were having a cookout for some of Tim's family. I had made my list, went through all of my coupons and basically took out every coupon that was 50¢ or lower. Then I sorted through those and made two stacks...wants & needs! My total before the ingles card was over $110, then $99.11 before coupons. My total after all tripled coupons was $71.46....just $1.46 over budget. NOT BAD! ....and yes, it was worth my effort to save over $30

Also....I wanted to tell you all to check out http://www.cvsadvisor.com. I recently signed up to be a part of the polling. This weekend, I received a poll to check some things from the ads in the Sunday paper. I figured...why not...since I already had the paper! When I finished the poll, it told me that $10 would be in my Extra Care Bucks account on August 13th. ECB's can be used on most anything, and if you are new to CVSing, check out moneysavingmom's blog for details on how to save tons of money and get free stuff.

Well...off to bed, hope you all rest well and wake up to a new refreshing day tomorrow!

July 23, 2009

Beautiful Music....and FREE!

Check out the link here http://www.greghowlett.com/portraitsdownload.aspx

Friday only, you can click on this link and forward the email to 3 friends and get the entire 10 track CD for free. Support good music and do this today before the offer expires.

Also, some of my family is traveling to Michigan today to see other family members. Please pray for safe travels and good times! Thanks in advance!

Good night!!

July 21, 2009

Coupons Coupons Coupons!!!!

Be sure to check moneysavingmom.com!! Tons of links to free coupons today! I already have over $10 in coupons that I will actually use!

Have a good night! Rest WELL!

July 19, 2009

CVS Shopping!

Well my mom and I did make it to CVS yesterday and caught a couple deals. Its sometimes better to take someone with you that might need something too, rather than buying stuff that you do not need. Mom and I both needed washing detergent and we had some pretty decent coupons to use up before they expired. So here is the break down.....we spent $17.96 OOP (Out of Pocket) for $47.51 retail. AND to beat it all, we were even getting some of this weeks specials yesterday, and they even had out this week's sales ad which is very unusual in this neck of the woods!

Here is what we bought and coupons used:
  • 2 packs of Twizzlers 2 for $3.00, used $1.00 coupon emailed to me from CVS
  • 1 90 count pack of Dentek flossers, used $1.00 clip free coupon CVS special and $1.00 coupon
  • 1 Oral B advantage tooth brush, on sale 25% off, used $1.00 coupon
  • 3 Purex 3in1 laundry detergent boxes (going to give those a try because I always get busy and forget to add my fabric softener in) and 1 liquid purex, on sale Buy 1 Get 1 free in last weeks CVS ad, 1 $2 on one 3 in 1 and 35¢ coupons
  • 1 box 20 count Kotex light days pads, $1.00 off any Kotex product coupon
  • Also used CVS $4 off $20 coupon that was emailed to me

And that is the break down for $17.96....more than I normally spend, but considering that it saved us over $35, I'll take it!

Have a blessed day! Enjoy the music now attached to this page, this is music that we will very likely use in the wedding! Can't wait....getting very excited!!

July 18, 2009

Want to save money when you shop??

You will see that I have added a new WIDGET to my blog, by the way, that's the green box on the right column that says "Money Saving Mom". This is a blog that I follow on a daily basis!!

You can always find links to good coupons and even learn how to let CVS pay you for some items. Each week, you will see that she summarizes the best deals at drug stores. Often times, you will see recipes, links to free coupons, and much much much more!

I hope you enjoy her blog as much as I do. I am going to attempt a CVS deal shopping today, I will post what happens if I get to go. We have family in town and I also have a wedding and a mystery shop to do today!!

July 13, 2009

The EPITOME of Redneck!

Well, we are just not sure how much longer I will have my trailer here, we are sure that as we combine two homes, we will run out of room. Yet you just do not want to put a lot of money into a new heat pump if you are going to be moving in the next year or so because you are combining two homes and running out of room!
We have a few HOT days here in the summer and we thought that getting a window AC unit would give me a little extra help on those HOT summer days! So this was the quick fix for me right now. I quickly learned that my soon to be husband has a master's in Redneck Engineering! All you need to earn that degree is duck tape, card board, and a razor blade!
The laughter really began to roll as I dropped the curtains and covered his masterpiece! Enjoy!

July 8, 2009

Engagement Pictures!!

We received our engagement photos today! We are very excited at how things are coming together. We are sharing just a couple of the many that were taken during our photo session which started at Liquid Highway, just the best coffee shops in the world, and ended at Falls Park. We both think they turned out great and we really appreciate Sam McGinnis (Step dad) for the great work that he continues to do!!! He is for hire!!

On a bigger note, please pray for my "soon to be" brother in law, Michael Medlin. He was admitted late last night to Akron City Hospital in Ohio for what appears to be heart problems. He has been through several test today and will undergo a Heart Cath Thursday morning. Please keep him and the family here in SC in your prayers over the next few days! Thanks!

July 6, 2009

Hello Again!

Welcome back! I took some time off from blogging, BUT I am back with tons of news, ideas, and even some pictures to come. I am happy to say that I am getting married to one amazing man on October 10th, 2009. We have already finalized most all of the plans, its just one of those "Hurry up and Wait" games now! Aaron is adjusting very well....I can tell that Tim is going to be an important part of Aaron's life. They play well together!! :)

We were introduced to one another by my dad and step-mom, and from the night we met and the minute he spilled his tea on me at the restaurant....I fell in love and life is worth living again. I once thought that life could not get any worse....but now I see the other side of that.

I am thankful for the many blessing that God is giving me each and every day! We hope that you will enjoy or blog....and this time, I promise to blog more and keep you coming back!!

Have a blessed day!