Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
K-mart shopping trip - 3/23
Friday, March 20, 2009
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Well, it's time for the Ultimate Blog Party 2009! I remember briefly coming across it last year, but was still fairly new to the blogging thing so I passed on it. This year I think I'll participate!
For those that don't know me, I am married to my wonderful husband of 5+ years - Brian - and between us we have three children - Karah (9), Brian Lee (8), Vincent (7). My husband I met because of the Marine Corps when I was still in. He has remained active duty while I am now a stay-at-home mom. (By the way, how come no one warned me it wouldn't be easy!) We currently live in Camp Lejeune, NC, though we will be moving later this year to Who-knows-where.
I love music! Listening, singing, playing piano, flute, or the occasional violin or trumpet - doesn't matter, I love it! I also enjoy crocheting, sewing, reading, crafts, and spending time & having fun with the family. I enjoy going to church and participating there as well as fellowshipping with like-minded believers.
Initially I started this blog looking as it like an online diary of sorts. I then decided to post a little more regularly and share with family in order to keep them updated on things around here. A military lifestyle usually revolves around frequent moves, and those are almost never close to where we grew up. I love to post about my family, good deals I've been able to get, and really just about my life in general.
I have decided to do a giveaway. The A-Maze-ing Giveaway will run until March 27th, so get your entries in now!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
It was something we had been praying about because we really needed a new(er) vehicle. (This is actually the first time either Brian or I have had a brand new vehicle before) Two of the tires really needed replacing along with the registration renewal / vechicle inspection coming up soon. We hope to be able to enjoy this for many years to come yet.
This is my only picture for now, but I will try to get more soon.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
used $1/1 printable coupon
3 - Cadbury Mini Eggs on sale for $2 each (from $2.99 ea)
used $1.50/3 printable coupon
2 - Hershey's Kisses on sale for $1.88 ea (from $2.99ea)
1 - Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs on sale for $2 (from $2.99) (thought it was supposed to be $1.88 though)
used $1.50/3 printable coupon
Total of items - $15.26 (originally would have been $22.73)
Total coupons - $ 4.00
Total OOP - $11.26 + tax
Paid with $10EB from last week and $1.26 cash
Received $5EB for purchasing $15 of Hershey's (before coupons)
Seven bags of candy that after sales and EB received averages to $0.89 per bag!
2 - Progresso Soup on sale for $1.25ea (from $3.19ea)
used $2/4 printable coupon
1 - Colgate Max White on sale for $2.99 (from $3.29)
1 - Xtra laundry detergent on sale for $1.99 (from $2.79)
1 - Irish Spring hair & body wash for $4.99
Total of items - $14.97 (originally would have been $23.43)
Total coupons - $ 2.00
Total OOP - $12.97 + tax
Paid with $10EB and $2.97 cash
Received $4.99EB from Irish Spring, and $2.99EB from Colgate
Seven items that after sales and EB received averages to $0.71 per item!
used $2/4 printable coupon
2 - Dry Idea deodorant on sale for $2.99ea (from $4.49ea)
used $2/1 coupon x2
1 - Irish Spring body wash for $4.99
Total of items - $15.97 (originally would have been $26.73)
Total coupons - $ 6.00
Total OOP - $9.97 + tax
Paid with $9EB and $0.97 cash
Received $4.99EB from Irish Spring, and $2EB ea from Dry Idea
Seven items that after sales and EB received averages to $0.14 per item!
All three transactions
This wasn't from CVS, but I had to include it since I got it today for FREE using the coupon in the ALL YOU magazine. The magazine is full of coupons and can get it at Walmart for $2.24 + tax. Even if you got it just for the FREE item (which I'm told it usually has at least one of) it more than makes up for it right there. The coupon was good for one free (up to $6.47) Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara - wouldn't you know it cost $6.47. Totally FREE! Yay!
Monday, March 16, 2009
We did the rest of the cards & presents on Friday night when Brian Lee would be here to see as well. This is the back from the card I gave him which talks about The Truth of Turning 30
Here he is with the card from the kids. It says:
Brian as he's opening his presents. These are actually pics of the first three he opened. If you're wondering about his facial expression, it's the fact that I double wrapped his presents. hehe
Inside a Pirates of the Carribbean gift bag he found a Transformers bubble bath (hey, Optimus Prime's arms move!), and a Love Monkey webkinz.
Not a party sub! An Anakin Skywalker lightsaber!
He couldn't wait to get it open. He is using his engraved dogtag to open the box because he didn't want to wait for scissors or a knife. (The dogtags were another birthday present given from me along with a more personal card - I have the matching dogtag).
The happy birthday boy!
Here's a better picture with the overhead lights turned off. It's pretty bright, that's for sure.
Daddy had his lightsaber so the kids got theirs in order to "fight back"
Nope, I don't think he likes it at all ... :-)
Had to include this pic - just because!
So after it's all said and done, yes I'm married to an old man, but that's okay. As long as he doesn't act old, he can be as old as he wants :)
Happy 30th Birthday Brian!!!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The reason for this post is that I have recently been introduced to CVS via a blog here & there (mostly here) and am quite excited about the possible savings options. Now that I'm getting a feel for how it works, I'm all giddy!
So here's what I got today...
3 for $10
1 - Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo (13 0z)
(originally $4.29, sale $3.34, saved 95¢)
1 - Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Conditioner (13 0z)
(originally $4.29, sale $3.33, saved 96¢)
1 - Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-in Conditioner (10.2 oz)
(originally $6.29, sale $3.33, saved $2.96)
3 for $10
1 - Lucky Charms (11.5 oz)
(originally $4.49, sale $3.34, saved $1.15)
1 - Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Bars (6 bars)
(originally $3.99, sale $3.33, saved 66¢)
1 - Nature Valley Oats & Honey Granola Bars (12 bars)
(originally $4.19, sale $3.33, saved 86¢)
1 - Palmolive Oxy Plus (10 oz)
(originally $1.59, sale $1.49, saved 49¢)
1 - Dial for Men (3 bars)
(originally $2.79, sale $1.99, saved 80¢)
1 - Oral-B floss (55 yds)
(originally $3.99, sale $2.99, saved $1.00)
1 - Always Infinity Regular (18 ct)
(originally $5.99, sale N/A, saved $0.00)
1 - Aquafina water (20 oz)
(originally $1.49, sale N/A, saved $0.00)
[the kids were thirsty :-) ]
originally $43.39, sale $33.95, saved $9.44
Coupons used for ...
- Dial 35¢/1 (paper maybe? I don't remember)
- Lucky Charms 55¢/1 (printable)
- Nature Valley 60¢/1 (printable)
- Always Infinity $1/1 (coupon came with free sample)
- Extra Bucks from last week $4.99
Total coupon savings - $7.49
originally $43.39, sale $33.95, coupons $7.49, spent $26.46, saved $16.93
Extra Bucks received from this transaction
- General Mills (includes Nature Valley) spend $10, get $5eb
- Maybeline (includes Garnier) spend $10, get $5eb
- Crest (includes Oral-B) buy 1, get $2eb
- Palmolive buy 1 get $1eb
- Always buy 1 get $2eb
Total - $15 eb to use on future purchases
-$15.00 ebs received
Thank you, Hadias, for your wonderful posting!