Wednesday, August 26, 2009

What's for Dinner

Well with it being Wednesday it is a very day around here. Most days like today we will have leftovers, but I have no leftovers, so I am doing a quick meal.

Safeway Chicken Strips - $3.99
French Fries - $1.00
Apple Sauce - FREE - Made with apples from the neighbors

Total Meal. 4.99

Not bad, but I would rather not use quick meals. But you can still use quick meals and stay under $5.00

Walgreen's $5.00 off a $25.00 Purchase

Walgreen's has another great coupon for us to use now though Saturday. You do have to spend 25.00 before coupons and Walgreen's coupon. But on the other side you can get Register Rewards to use on your next purchase.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Free Fall Baltimore

Have you ever heard of Free Fall Baltimore? Well if you have not here is your chance to have a wonderful FREE time in Baltimore for the whole month of October. That is right I said FREE. Prepare to enjoy more than 300 diverse, free performances in music, dance and theater, hands-on creative experiences and museum exhibitions in venues throughout Baltimore city. All events take place from October 1 - 31, 2009. Just go to for more details. My favorite is the science center FREE on Fridays after 5:00. I will post this again, but you can start planning now.

Happy Birthday Kim

Yesterday my oldest turned 9. They grow up so fast. I just wanted to wish you a happy birthday. I pray that the Lord will bless you this year. I know the Lord has big plans for you. You are a wonderful young lady and big help to me

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cheap Dinner

Well, tonight I think I made the cheapest meal I have ever made.

Baked Chicken
one whole chicken - FREE
spices - FREE - thanks to some double and triple coupon sales
Salad - Lettuce - .69
Tomato - FREE garden
Cucumber - FREE garden
Potatoes - 1.29 for 5lbs used half - .65
Tea - 1.00
Klondike ice cream bars - 1.99

Total meal $4.62 for eight people including dessert.

Sorry no picture I forgot before I put it on the table and it was gone when I remembered to grab the camera

Pantry Makeover 2

This is my stockpile room. Well we would like to take that room and build a half bath in there. Well that would be a dream. Just imagine 6 kids ages 9 to 1 and 2 adults and one bathroom. Many times I have been waiting outside the bathroom dancing around. So I would like to build that pantry to move things there so we can get that bathroom built.

Pantry Makeover

Well, thanks to Erin over at I am now inspired to work on my kitchen. Well mainly my pantry area. So I am sharing some pictures of my pantry. Caution the pictures you are about to see are not for the faint of heart. ( Ok they are not that bad, but I am ashamed of myself for letting my kitchen pantry get in this shape

This is my area next to my stove I would like to put my pots and pans here and move my large counter top things to the area where the pots and pans are

Pot and Pan area

This is my breakfast area. I like having my breakfast items in one area. But I would really like containers for the cereal instead of the boxes.

This is the area I would like to put a small pantry stockpile large cabinet. My husband can build it for me so that would help in cost. It is just the time he needs more of to get it done.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Fun Giveaway: Complete the Cycle

Go to Common Sense with Money and add a comment to win a great prize. Just follow the link below

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Do you want some free bacon? My family loves bacon, but it is a monthly treat around here. Well you can go to and sign up for their website. (Look in the left hand upper corner for sign up) After you sign up you can print two coupons (use the back button after the first one prints) for $3.00 of one Smithfield bacon. Use this coupon at Safeway and get FREE Bacon. Some areas the bacon is $3.19 but .19 is cheap for bacon. I have not checked prices at other stores but let me know if you have.


I know its been awhile since I wrote on the blog but it has been busy around here. We started school and we are now on our third week of school. We have had storms that took out the electricity for over 24 hours, and my fridge went out. So that all being said I lost everything I had in my fridge twice. I always have at least two weeks worth of groceries in the fridge so I lost a lot. Well one day last week I get a call from a friend at church and she asked if I would like some chicken. Who can say no to FREE CHICKEN. She gave me three boxes of chicken. Two boxes contained whole chickens cut in half, the other box had different pieces. I had so much chicken (at least 32 whole chickens) I was able to share with friends and family. The Lord is so good to give us our needs and bless us even more with extra to go on top.