Hello there to all my friend(courtesy of Barney and Friends), yes this is what I feel like my life is all about...Barney, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, repeat, repeat! Early mornings, long nights and in between: mother, babysitter, wife, maid, laundry keeper, entrepreneur, friend, and an involved church member. I should be the next spokes person for energizer commercial! Who needs the bunny when there are crazy moms like me out there!!!
Moving on to fun craziness! Holidays always pick up for me in my craft business! (check it out HERE) I find myself stressed but I just can't help to think I am also so blessed! I am not the most "creative" or "talented" person out there but I love what I do! I am so backed up with Easter buckets(check out the one below) and bows that I am running a little behind. I am covered in paint and my gas bill this month is going to be outrageous (going to Hobby Lobby isn't just a 5 min drive, try 1 and 5 mins.) This is also why I haven't posted anything in a long while!
A few odds and ends! I have received several emails about my version of "extreme couponing." I am going to (one day) start a coupon blog of my good deals. It is fun for me to get out of a store with products that were 50% to 75% off! I will also tell you that buying $1000 worth of groceries for $60 is RARE and stores are really cracking down and being extra careful with what coupons they take. Let me get through this Easter rush and I will answers some questions for you all! My deal yesterday was getting Trident Gum (the layers kind.) for .14 cents They are $1.29 a piece at Target but I walked out paying .29 cents for 2 packs! How to do it, go to Target.com and search their coupons and print out the $1.00 off coupon (Trident Layers gum) and combine it with the BOGO coupon from the Sunday paper! BAM you just saved some money and if your husband chews this gum like candy that is a STEAL!!!!
This may sound like a lot but when you think about it I paid $9.29 for the "table saver" and pull ups are $8.99...Now for the break down!
Pull-Ups Reg. $8.99 used coupon in paper get $1.50 off end up paying $7.99
Ziploc bags and Ziploc products are on sale! Buy two get $1.25 off(bags) $2.42 (snack size bags) and $3.39 (storage gallon size bags) use coupon end up paying $4.56 for both! And buy two plastic products and get $1.50 off, sale price $2.10 (large storage container) and $2.10 (small bowls) use coupon end up paying $2.70 for both!
Reynolds aluminum foil and parchment paper was also on sale. Combine the two and use a $1.50 off coupon in paper. $2.50 aluminum foil 75 sq ft and $2.50 parchment paper 30 sq ft after coupon end up paying $3.50 for both!!!
Reynolds slow cooker bags are regular $1.87 coupon in paper get $1.00: pay .87 cents
Color wonders on sale too! Use the $1.00 off coupon in the paper and get a pad for $2.50
Trident Gum was regular price @ $1.29 combine coupons BOGO and Target coupon $1.00 off get both packs for .29 cents
Spent $34.15(includes tax) and saved $13.21
If you are around Jacksonville Wal-Mart they have color wonders on sale for $5.00 and combine it with the coupon in the paper you can walk away with Color Wonder Toy Story light up markers, sheets and marker holder for $4.00!!! That is an awesome savings!!!
(sorry that was a lot of information)
Hope you all have a great Friday!!!