Saturday, April 19, 2014

No RC Cola In Sight

Breakfast of Champions Southern Style!

Yes, what's left of my waistline is going to hell this trip.......


Friday, April 18, 2014

If Duct Tape won't Fix It, Then Blow It Up!

Just hanging out with some guys who said they'd pose with me for a picture......

Funny lookin' suits, no?

Later on, I was attacked by a rabid Duck Dynasty fan with her Hubs and 2 Kids in matching Duck Commander shirts.

Would I make this stuff up?!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

For anne marie.....

This post is for you, anne marie ........

Dolly and I were just hanging out, comparing "assets" yesterday.
She's a lot taller in person that she looks on tv.
She wanted me to tell ya "Howdy" and she wishes you were here.

It was a shame though that there were no "Romeos" around...... ;-)

That Dolly......she's such a kidder!


Monday, April 14, 2014

This Week on the Dining Table

  "You never hesitate to tackle the most difficult problems"

Ok, so I am bringing back this feature due to popular demand....ok, maybe not so much popular demand but it gives me something to fill up this space with one day a week.
So sue me...... ;-)

Last week, sit down for this, I had NO meal plan.

And yes, I hear the sound of fainting all across my readership as you let those words sink in.

I just bought some groceries(on discount or sale of course)and pulled stuff out of the freezer and leftovers in the fridge and just went where it led me.

Monday--pizza(homemade and frozen varieties), salad
Tuesday--leftover kielbasa & caramelized onions on rolls, green beans
Wednesday--salmon, asparagus(had to finish using up what I bought 2 weeks ago)
Thursday--leftover chicken & asparagus risotto
Friday--gourmet burger(gotten this week on clearance), creamed spinach
Saturday--leftover homemade spaghetti sauce, rigatoni, salad

And I did ALOT of grocery shopping last week.
4 trips to 3 different stores.
Catching lots of "deals" this week like MANY canned tomato products, spicy brown mustard and ketchup(for grilling season), Rotel, using a rain check to get Tide for $1.47 a bottle(unheard of price!!!), many fresh pork products and other meats on clearance for the freezer, butter on sale, many soda  & water bottle packs for donation to #2 Son's Jazz Band Festival tomorrow, etc.

All in I spent $174.00 on $318.72 worth of groceries this week.
I am up to $295.33 of food spending and we are only halfway through the month!

I'll not be spending any grocery $ this week though and that will get us to the last week of April.
So we aren't in horrible shape with the food spending.....yet. lolz

And I have NO MENU again for this week.
Yep, I am flying by the seat of my pants.....

All I can say is that Sunday night was a little Mexican something or other.  8-)

So what's on tap at your house this week?


Saturday, April 12, 2014

More Rite-Aid +UPs Rolling

Back to Rite-Aid two more times this week.....yes, I lead a very exciting life.....

2 x Tresseme 'Poo on sale=$8.00

Coupons Used
1 x $2/1 Tresemme ManQ=$2.00
1 x $2/1 Tresemme Load2CardQ=$2.00
Coupon Total....$4.00

I used +$3 Up Rewards from last Tresemme purchase.....
$4-$3=$1.00 + .06¢ tax=$1.06 OOP.

I received another $3 +Up Reward for buying these bottles.

Then this morning I did this.....

4 x Axe Men's 'Poo rain check $3 each=$12.00
1 x Gear Deodorant on sale=$3.99

Coupons Used
3 x $2.50/1 Axe Men's 'Poo ManuQ=$7.50
1 x $2.50/1 Axe Men's 'Poo Load2CardQ=$2.50
1 x $2/1 Gear deo Load2CardQ=$2.00
Coupon Total....$12.00

I used my $3 +Up Reward from the Tresemme purchase and paid $1.05(.99¢ + .06¢ tax)OOP.

I received a $1 +Up Reward for buying the Gear Deo and I'll carry that over to use in the next two weeks.

Total OOP at Rite-Aid this week was $2.37 and I came home with $87.68 reg. retail of stuff.

So I think I am done buying 'Poo for the year, even with giving some of this stuff away to the grown kids.



Weis(PMITA)Markets Shopping this Morning

Printed off some more Hatfield Qs and went by Weis on the way to other errands this morning......

2 x Hatfield ham slices on sale $2.39=$4.78
2 x Hatfield sausage meat on sale $3.20=$6.40
1 x Weis Dish soap on sale=$2.00
1 x MM OJ on sale=$2.50
1 x Marcal TP lots of rolls on sale=$8.99
1 x Weis TP single roll=.89¢
1.5 lbs. x Liverwurst from deli counter=$6.11

Coupons Used
2 x $2/1 any Hatfield item IPQ=$4.00
2 x $1/1 any Hatfield ground sausage meat item IPQ=$2.00
1 x $1.50/1 any dish soap Weis CatalinaQ=$1.50
1 x $1.50/1 any refrigerated OJ Weis CatalinaQ=$1.50
1 x $2 any $9 TP purchase Weis CatalinaQ=$2.00
Coupon Total.....$11.00

$31.67-$11.00=$20.67 + .19¢ tax=$20.86 OOP

My sales and coupon savings on the receipt came to $26.07 so I saved more than I spent.
A savings rate of 55%.

I got those CatalinaQ 2 weeks ago and wanted to use them before they expired next week.
The dish soap was .50¢ and the OJ $1 and $16.68 worth of TP for $7.88.  The large package was 1 cent short of a $9 purchase so I threw in that single roll.....that was the cheapest way to get to $9.
I have to say this is the first time in 3-4 years I've actually paid money to buy TP.  ;-)