Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Visiting Grandpa!

This past weekend Olivia and I had nothing going on, so we decided to make the trek North to Indy to visit Grandpa! It was a great weekend! Grandpa got lots of hugs and kisses from Ms Olivia and we had lots to do

Riding to the mall to shop with cousin Isabelle

Grubbing on some cake at Gray's


Hanging out with cousin Avery

Visiting great-grandma

Eating Steak and Shake for the first time!


Since it has been in the 60s all November so far, we have been taking advantage. Olivia stands at the back door and "moos" like a cow when she wants to go out, rain or shine. We try to take her as much as we can, and believe it's so good for kids to play outdoors!

Her Daddy filled her sandbox with stones, and she LOVES playing in them! And it's less mess than sand, for sure

Still trying to climb the slide...

Flying a kite with Dad on a windy day!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kroger Triple Coupons- Trip 2

Well, today was just about the best day ever!!!!

Got $80 worth of groceries, for $25!!! That is a savings of about 75%!!! And seriously, this is a ton of groceries.

So sad today was the last day, but honestly, I am about couponed out for a little while. The greatest thing is that I will only have to shop for meat, dairy, and produce for probably the next 3-4 months!! yeah!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Kroger Triple Coupons- Trip 1

I could not resist this. I went through ALL of my coupons and bought everything I could that applied. I bought some things that we didn't need right now, but everything was able to fit into the pantry or fridge/freezer out in the garage. The savings weren't as big as I had hoped, but that is easily explained by the random "extras" I got as well. Nothing crazy, but milk, ground beef, etc.

Here is the breakdown on what I ended up getting for free, or close to it:

2 Carnation Evaporated Milk
1 bag frozen peas
Mrs Dash seasining
2 Coffeemate creamers
4 pack of Batteries
Lean Pockets

There were many more, but I cannot tell from my receipt what was what now!

I am going back again tomorrow to another store, while Nana watches Olivia. She did really good today, but between my bum leg, and her 15 month attention span, we were a bit rushed!

Spent- $51.09
Saved- $51.79
About 50%

I can generally save 50% on any given week, but not on this much stuff!

Olivia's first birthday party (as a guest!)

Olivia was invited to her friend Brody's first birthday party! She had never been to a party as a guest, so she was stoked. So stoked, she skipped her afternoon nap... mom and dad knew this could be ugly.

The birthday boy, Brody!

And after Mommy "let" her fall off a swing, she fell asleep crying on my shoulder, and spent the next 2 hours in the birthday boy's crib!


She did eventually wake up, and hang out with everyone for a little bit, but she was ready for bed, so off to home we went. She is just not a partier! Thank goodness!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Saved 40% on groceries today!

I could have done better, but there were some things I wanted that were not on sale, like chicken :( I need to stock up when it goes on sale in the next couple weeks.

Here are some highlights

4- Steamfresh Meals for 2- used 2 buy one get one free coupons, and 2 $1.50 off coupons. Made them $2 each! Pretty great!

2- Country Crock butter- They were buy one get one free, and I had 2 coupons for .30 cents off (which double to .60). So they were .39 cents each!

6- Uncle Ben's rice- They were buy one get one free- I then had 2 coupons for $1 off three. So I got them each for .25 cents!

Also the penny item for the week was peanut butter, and that is a good one!

I spent $70.81, but saved $50.13

$24 saved in sales, $25 saved in coupons