Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Grocery Shopping is FUN!

Here are my groceries for this week. The only meat that I had to buy this week was turkey burger patties. Yes, I know that I could have just made my own patties and saved some more money but I didn't want to this week.
I got everything you see here for $67.28. The price before coupons was $108.....I am happy :) My family will be happy as well.

Some people have asked me about my lack of meat purchases. I have a freezer that has a nice supply of deer. Another way that I save $ is that I have chickens that we get eggs from.....well, at least most of the time! It made me sick to have to pay for eggs awhile back when they had a little slow down but they are laying again so we have fresh eggs :)
Have a great week everyone! Go save some money!!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Grandchicks

Last Friday our baby chicks started hatching. We have 5 right now. 3 are black and 2 are yellow. They peep all day! LOL. The kids have named all of them but I can't tell you who is who. Here are some pics of my new grandchicks!
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Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Grass Stain Guru

I have a new blog friend! Her name is Beth and she is the Grass Stain Guru. Her website is http://grassstainguru.com/. She and I share the belief in the power of play and if you visit her site, you will get lots of great ideas to do with your kiddos. Please go check it out for yourself and then go outside to play with your kids!!!
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Friday, March 20, 2009

FREE Thomas Train

WOW! I just heard about this from Freebies 4 Mom! I know that a lot of my friends have Thomas fans in their house so here ya go! Go to Toys R Us tomorrow and get your free train! Get your coupon here:

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

St. Patrick's Theme

This week we have been learning about St. Patrick and it has been a lot of fun!

We remembered that he was not born in Ireland but was kidnapped by pirates and taken there from when we studied him in Mystery of History Volume II . This week was a great review from that! I also found many worksheets online.

Here are some of the sites that I used:
Easy Fun School - EXCELLENT unit study for St. Patrick!
St. Patrick's Day Printables on About.com
KidZone - Math Worksheets

I wish that I was creative enough to think of these things on my own but since I am not, I am very thankful for the websites that give me the ideas of things to do to make learning fun!

Since I do care for 2 year olds also in my home daycare, I wanted to teach them about green this week so we did a LOT of things with that color. I have made a slideshow so you can see some of our activities from this week. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Our Scattergories Arrived

Today during lunch my daughter announced that the Fed Ex truck was here. I hadn't ordered anything and wasn't sure why he would be backed into my driveway. The box said Hasbro....and then I remembered that I had won a game during the Time To Play site warming party on Twitter!! We now have Scattergories and my kids can't wait to play!!
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Monday, March 16, 2009

Painting Shamrocks

Today we are beginning our study of St. Patrick. We started off by learning about how he used the shamrock to teach about the Trinity and led a lot of people to Christ. We painted shamrocks and will use them to decorate the playroom this week.
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My apologies

I must apologize to my friends and family that have been looking for a new post. I had gotten into the habit of taking pics on my mobile and then uploading them with a post. Well, for some reason, the last 3 posts that I did that way never posted. I thought I was keeping the blog going but apparently not. Something must have been wrong in the system because I sent a test post this morning and it worked just fine. So, I will try to get going again.
Be watching for more from me later today :)
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Go Tigers Go!

I am going to attempt to post this again. For some reason my mobile posts have not been posting so everything that I have wanted to share with you is lost in neverland.
So....my mom and I went to see the Tigers play Saturday and I LOVED it! I don't ever want to miss another home game again. It is the whole experience of smelling the popcorn, hearing the crowd, seeing the activity all around....oh wow! I had the best time! My mom's friend has season tickets and were not able to make it to the game so she gave them to my mom.
This Thursday, the Tigers play in the C-USA tournament.....I wanna go! I am not gonna be able to though because I have a meeting that night. Oh well....they will still play well! Go Tigers Go!!
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

FREE Movies from Red Box

I have seen the RedBox kiosks at Walgreens and McDonald's but never really paid attention to them until my friend Alyssa of www.kingdomfirstmom.com blogged about it this week. I read her blog post (http://www.kingdomfirstmom.com/2009/03/redbox-march-movie-madness.html) and decided to check on this whole FREE movie thing....I went to www.redbox.com and signed up so that I can reserve movies at a location convenient to me. It works out well because there is a RedBox at the Walgreen's near my church so after church, we picked up our movies....oh yeah! I got 1 free movie as a new member and 1 because they are doing free movies on Wednesdays in March.
I borrowed Sunday School Musical and will take it to Manna tomorrow so the school age kids can watch it while they wait for their parents.
Thanks Alyssa for sharing these great FREEBIES and teaching us all how to save money!
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Pampered Chef

Mommy Brain is having a contest and you can win a Pampered Chef stone from the new line!!! Check it out here: http://tinyurl.com/PCstone
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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Discipleship Walk Memphis Spring 2009

It is time for Discipleship Walk! I am blessed to be able to serve on the team as a worker for the Spring Women's Walk.
If you have never been to Discipleship Walk, please pray about attending this one. I went on my Walk a year ago after putting it off for a couple of years. I didn't understand why everyone that had gone before kept telling me that I "had to go!" I never got it....until I went!

What will Discipleship Walk do for you? You will grow closer to God and help you find your "place" in this world.

Please visit http://www.raleighassembly.com/Outreach/discipleshipwalk.asp and pray about it. If God wants you on THIS Walk, he will show you and make it possible for you to be there. It always amazes me how He works things out for people to be there when they need it most!
Even me! As a worker, I didn't think I would be able to fit it into my schedule but amazingly, I was! I can't wait to see what God does in the lives of His people during DW Spring 2009!

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Monday, March 2, 2009

My Purchases for this week

Well, I didn't do as well this week as I have in the past but I am still very pleased with what I brought home and the amount I spent. Pictured is everything I bought this morning. My total before coupons was $170.68. I spent $104.37. I was a little disappointed that Kroger didn't honor 2 of my coupons. They said that since the items (my salads) were already marked down they couldn't redeem them....If they had accepted them, my salads would have been free. I will be contacting corporate about this. I also did receive a voucher for $1.50 off of my next shopping trip for purchasing 3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Biscuits and of course earned my $.10 off of gas. All in all, a good day!

Anyway, here is what I bought:

•3 loaves of Wonder White Classic Bread

•2 Gallons of 1% Kroger Brand Milk

•2 boxes of Trix Cereal

•2 boxes of Mini Wheats

•1 box of Honey Nut Cheerios

•2 bottles of Ocean Spray Diet Grape

• 2 bottles of Simply Orange Juice

• 1 can Rotel

• 1 block of Velveeta

• 1 lb of Ground Turkey

• 1 tub of Kroger sour cream

• 3 Pillsbury Biscuits 10 ct.

• 1 Goody's Orange (FREE!!)

• 1 Colgate toothbrush

• 1 Kroger shredded Mozarella

• 1 Kroger shredded Cheddar

• 1 Kroger Crescent Rolls

• 1 Kroger 5 lb Sugar

• 1 Kroger Peanut Butter

• 1 Lachoy Noodles

• 4 cans of Progresso Chicken Noodle Soup

• 2 cans of Dole Pineapple slices

• 2 bottles of Kraft Dressing

• 1 Pillsbury Cake Mix

• 1 Betty Crocker Frosting

• 1 Kroger American Cheese slices

• 1 Honey

• 2 Toaster Strudel

• 1 Bag of Kroger Baby Carrots

• 1 Kroger Bacon

• 1 Kroger Chocolate Graham

• 1 Yellow Onion

• 2 boxes of Kroger Dozen Donuts

• 2.32 lbs of Cameo Apples

• 2 Bags of Totinos Pizza Rolls

• 2.92 lbs of Bananas

• 1.21 lbs of Red Grapes

• 1 bag of 44 Gorton's Fish Sticks

• 1 can of Black Olives

• 1 box of instant milk

• 1 5 lb bag of Hodgson Mill Naturally White Flour

Some of these items will be used this week, some of them will be for later. I am happy knowing that my family has food to fill their tummies!

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

WINNER of Scrabble Game

Using random.org, a winner was chosen for the Scrabble Contest! And the winner is.................... The Howard Family!

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