Weekly Totals 5/22 – Share Your Savings

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Happy Friday everyone! Are you guys gearing up for the long Memorial Day weekend?

It's been another busy week for us. My boys finished up school this week and are enjoying their first few days of summer break! They have only been out of school for two days and they are already going stir crazy. I think they miss their friends and are already asking when they can have their buddies come over and play...oh my little social butterflies 😉

With all the last minute school functions and end of year parties I never got a chance to shop this week. I went straight from Publix to the school on Wednesday. I will shop tomorrow while the boys hang out with my husband. We don't need too much but we'll have some friend over on Monday for a cookout so I do need to pick up a few supplies.

Never a dull moment over here! Here's hoping that we can get into a new routine very quickly because just trying to get this one post has taken forever. My little boogers are the masters of interruption. I guess I will go for now and entertain them for a bit.

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Weekly Totals 5/15 – Share Your Savings

jake space centerHappy Friday everyone!

I have been hanging out with my little one all day. He was out of school for the day and a little bit bummed as today was Jake's field trip to the Space Center in Huntsville. My husband was brave and decided that he would be a chaperone for the trip. He has been texting me all kinds of funny pictures and comments all day. I don't think he realized how crazy and chaotic it would be with a bunch of wild nine year olds. They will not be home until around 8:30 tonight and I bet my husband will be ready to pass out once they are finally back - tee hee!

There are only three more days of school next week and one of those days is a half day with a party. So I guess there are really just two days left! I can't believe how fast this year has flown by!

Our baseball season correlates with the school year so it's wrapping up soon too. Jeb will continuing tutoring over the summer and we have various activities scheduled but my goal for the summer was to take it easy. Hopefully we have lots of fun and maybe we'll even get a little rest too!

I didn't need to do much shopping after my big shop-o-rama last weekend. We actually ate leftovers for the first part of the week. We had a big party last Saturday and then had folks come back again and celebrate more on Sunday. So I made the most of the leftover and got very creative making salads and casseroles with our Mexican and seafood leftovers.

I spent $43.45 at the store this week just stocking up on milk, eggs, fruits, veggies and a few basics. Nothing too exciting.

Since it's just Jeb and I tonight. He has asked that we do a date night so we are going to head out to Zaxby's for a little dinner. I have a free kids meal coupon and I just love their Zalads...time for a break! 😉

I hope you guys have had a great week! Share your weekly totals in the comments or link up below!

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Weekly Totals 5/8 – Share Your Savings!

jake & Jeb may 2015Happy Friday and Happy early Mother's Day!!

It's been a very busy week for us and I don't expect it to slow down for a while. We are nearing the end of the school year and so much gets packed into these last few weeks. I went with my little one on his zoo trip earlier this week and then he was honored at the Chattanooga Lookouts game as one of the "Most Improved" students at the game on Thursday night. He got a free ticket and got to walk out on the field with a bunch of other kiddos.

Today my oldest son participated in the Science Olympiad at Chattanooga State. He was so excited as he earned a medal in one of the events!

In addition. this week was teacher appreciation week. The class moms had it set up so that we were to do something different for the teachers each day of the week. I feel like I have been running like a crazy woman all week long. That all is on top of our "regular" schedule of tutoring, baseball and karate. Jake has two games tonight...one at 6 and another at 7:15.

I may be up all night as I have a party planned tomorrow. I wanted to do a Cinco de Mayo party but with it being mid-week...I am calling this my "Post-Cinco de Mayo Fiesta". The weather is supposed to be beautiful so I told everyone to bring their bathing suits and come ready to swim and eat tacos!

My parents are also coming this weekend so we'll also do a little Mother's Day fun on Sunday. My husband is going to do a Low Country Boil for us. Mom and I will be able to kick back and just relax a bit. All the guys can handle the cooking and the only thing we'll do is flip the switch on the margarita machine 😉

I spent a bundle this week but a bunch of it goes towards my entrainment budget. By bundle I mean $175.32 ---WOWSA!! I know I almost fell down too. But I am feeding a bunch of folks and we will have a blast!

I don't have time to type it all up but it's exactly what you would imagine....lots of tortillas, taco shells, avocados, salsa, limes, cheese, guacamole, sour cream and the like. I am doing three types of tacos ...pork, chicken and beef. My husband is doing the pork on the Big Green Egg tonight and I'll throw the chicken in the crockpot before I go to bed. My goal is to make it easy so I can enjoy the party and relax tomorrow too!

How did you guys do this week? Share your saving in the comments below or link up!

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Weekly Totals 5/1 – Share Your Savings

weekly totalsHappy Friday everyone!!

I have been a busy bee this week. I just have so many little things to do and can't quite get everything accomplished. I think I need to take a little time this weekend to get organized and focus. I am hoping to come up with a list and start marking things off. Even if I can knock it out a little at a time...

My boys have already started the countdown. There are only 14 days of school left this year - YIKES!! Maybe that's what has me nervous? I am running on limited time. Once the boys are out of school I lose my free time. Maybe free time isn't the best word. It's not like I am sitting around being fanned and eating bon bons. I'll soon have a couple of helpers who will accompany me on all my errands and will be more than happy to help me fold clothes, vacuum and unload the dishwasher (yeah right!)

As for my shopping this week...I will have to update the post later. I am currently in the car typing. My plan is to pick up the boys then run some errands right after school. I'd like to knock some things out while I can.

I meant to grab my receipt before I left but it's still sitting on the counter with the bottle of water that I meant to grab too 😉

So you guys can share your weekly totals in the comments below or link up. I hope you got lots of great deals this week!

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Weekly Totals 4/24 – Share Your Savings!

fridayHappy Friday everyone!

It's a beautiful day here in Chattanooga and we are getting ready to play a little baseball. It's been another super busy week and I am very glad it's Friday. Though sometimes I wonder if that really means anything??!

Because of all the rain we have a whole bunch of baseball games to make up so we will spend a good chunk of the weekend at the park...provided we are not rained out again. If we are, my plan is to get caught up on a few to-do's around the house. I have some gardening to take care of and we have a few projects that need to be finished before it's time to open the pool. That could be very soon and I am very ready!!

For all you guys who sent the nicest emails and left the kindest comments about Jeb...thank you!! This was the first week of drops and while it wasn't the most fun, we did make it through the week without any big incidents though there were a few tears the first couple of days (from both momma and son--tee hee!) Keep your fingers and toes crossed that it works and his "bad" eye keeps getting better!

I shopped a little bit this week but since I spent over $100 with my gas card trip last weekend I really didn't need too much on my Wednesday trip this week. I mainly wanted to grab some produce and pick up a few of the better deals.

My guys like those Palermo's pizzas and that was a price that I couldn't pass up for a quick and easy meal on the weekend! I also grabbed the upcoming Try Me Tuesday...I don't think we have taste tested ricotta yet have we??

Palermo's Pizza x 4 = $10 (four $1/1 IP)
Jennie-O Turkey x 2 = $6.88 (two $0.55/1 IP)
Publix Ricotta - $2.49
Sorrento Ricotta - $2.99
Avocado x 2 = $3
Lettuce = $2
Mushrooms - $1.50

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Weekly Totals 4/17 – Share Your Savings!

0447fb153e3965c5792c307d57f7c3cbHappy Friday everyone...it's been a wet one here in Tennessee!

It's been dreary but boy oh boy, my grass is bright green and all of my plants are looking BEAUTIFUL! We had so much rain yesterday that it caused a bunch of flash floods and they ended up delaying school for 2 hours this morning. I am not sure that was necessary but my boys sure were happy!

It's been another busy week. I spent the first part of the week trying to get caught up from our houseguests. It always takes a few days to get back on track but things are back to normal now. We are back in to our regular chaotic schedule--tee hee!

I didn't do much shopping this week. I usually shop on Wednesday when I walk the store for the Happy Report but this week I had to get there when the doors opened. I wanted to make sure that I could get all the pictures and then run to school and grab Jeb-a-doo to his eye doc appointment. I knew we'd be sitting in the waiting room for a while so there was no way I was going be able to shop or my food would spoil.

Jake & JebI am going to go tomorrow as I want to take advantage of the gas card and I have to go pick up Jeb's new prescription. This visit was the first time he has not made improvements in his "bad" eye since we started patching. The doc said that he either has to patch every hour he is awake or we have to put a drop in his good eye to blur it to make him use that "bad" eye. Neither of those options were very appealing to me. Honestly they both made me so sad. School is already hard enough...I don't want Jeb to have to deal with having to wear that patch and deal with kids staring and possibly picking on him. And yes...kids are that mean!! Then...if I do the drops what if he has issues seeing and that causes him bigger issues and he falls or has an accident or has trouble with his work at school. PLUS--holy moly...can you imagine how much fun it will be trying to get that drop in his eye every single day!!!

See...neither option is a good one! BUT...it's now or never. If we can't get improvement now it may never happen. He is at the age where we may have gotten as much progress as we can get. He has made incredible progress with the corrective lenses and patching. Basically from legally blind to 20/50. That's incredible...but as it stands he'd have to get a special license when it comes time to get his driver's permit which is a bit of a bummer. If we can just get a little more progress and get him to 20/30 he'd be good to go!

So...I have opted for the drops for April and May while he is in school. We'll go back and check the progress and keep our finger and toes crossed that it works. Feel free to send any good vibes our way...I will absolutely take them!

I will be doing my shopping tomorrow. I grabbed about $17 worth of necessities so far this week. I'll likely go over budget a bit this week as I want to do the gas card deal twice so I may stock up on a few things to get me where I need to be.

How did you guys do this week? Share your weekly totals in the comments or link up.

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Weekly Totals 4/10 – Share Your Savings

TGIFHappy Friday everyone!

As I mentioned earlier today, it's a crazy busy time at my house. I never got caught up from my family's Easter visit. With all the boys activities this week I have been running like a mad woman. My goal has been just to try to survive the week and get the house ready for my husband's family who all arrived today. His dad and wife got here around lunchtime. Then shortly after that his brother, wife and two little girls arrived. So I have a full house yet again!

We have karate testing tonight and a baseball tournament this weekend. I tell you...never a dull moment!

I grabbed several things this week that might not usually be on my list but I needed some shortcuts. While I would typically make homemade biscuits, when I thought about it I just didn't want to deal with it so you know what...I bought frozen ones. Same goes for the buns.  I just didn't want to try to think about trying to fit it in the schedule today. So I bought them! This is why I budget...I save so that when I need to splurge, it's not the end of the world. I'll grill up some burgers tonight and whip up some sausage & egg biscuits in the morning and happily enjoy those store bought breads--tee hee!

I bought so much last week that I really only needed a few things this week. I need to go figure out a dessert to whip up and make a few batches of sweet tea for my guests so here's my list for the week -

Tomatoes - $1.91
Lettuce - $1.99
Avocado - $3
Bananas - $1.35
Watermelon - $5.37
Ricotta - $3.50
Mary B's Biscuits - $4.39
Buns - $3.19
Eggs - $3.99
Ham - $9.88
Tortillas - $3.88
Prego x 2 = $2.49
Entenmann's Little Bites - $1.35 ($1 IP)

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Weekly Totals 4/3 – Share Your Savings

April Fools

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you all have had a wonderful week. It's been a busy one here at my house. The boys are off for Spring Break this week so we have been on the move all week long.

I thought I'd share a picture of them being April Fool's Day tricksters. As you can see, they decided to try and make me believe that they had grown a mustache 😉 They are just too funny. That was just one of the MANY "tricks" they came up with. Every time I turned around they were doing something silly.

This weekend is Easter and we have lots of fun planned. My family is here and I am running way behind. I'll try to type up my totals tonight. I actually went to the store three times this week. I spent a chunk of money as we are doing Easter dinner here. I also had to take advantage of all those great Publix deals. I spent almost $180 but I really stocked up!!

I am going to run and hang out with everyone so I will put up a linky so you can share your savings. You can also share in the comments if you prefer. Hopefully you guys were able to score some great deals too!

Enjoy the weekend and I hope you all have a wonderful Easter!!

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Weekly Totals 3/27 – Share Your Savings

fridayHappy Friday guys!

The week started off with wonderful Spring weather but today is chilly and we are supposed to get more freezing temps this weekend. Of course I grabbed some flowers last weekend so they are sitting in the garage now. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and I can get them in the ground soon! Have I told you guys lately that I really wish the warm weather would stick around for good?! I am just not a cold weather kind of gal!!

It's been a super busy week for us but we get to slow down a bit next week...it's Spring Break! We will have a baseball game tomorrow but then we'll get the week off. We are staying in town so we'll still have to make time for tutoring and karate. Part of me wanted to go somewhere but with Easter next weekend, we'd really only have a few days away before family started heading our way.

Now, I say that we'll slow down but with the boys home from school I tend to be less productive. I figure my best bet is to get the boys out and about. We are going to try to do a few things around Chattanooga...try and make it a mini staycation. The boys haven't been to Rock City or Ruby Falls so hopefully the weather will cooperate and we can go there. My goal is to have one fun thing planned every day.

While I went to the store to look for the unadvertised deals on Wednesday, I did very little shopping. I had an appointment and wasn't sure how long I'd be away from home so I decided to wait and do my big shopping trip. With the ad running for 10 days, I figure I'd have plenty of time  to shop. My goal is to go tomorrow and get it done before the baseball game. I think it will actually work better because so often I find great deals but don't have my coupons ready when I shop on Wednesday.

I ended up spending a little over $12 this week....almost half of that was just one tub of Ovaltine. Did I tell you guys that I managed to allow my stock to run out?! I knew we were low and I kept looking for coupons and sales but NADA! I really stocked up a long time ago and haven't seen any good deals since then. Now I am to the point where I actually had to pay full price. That's something that the frugal gal in my REALLY dislikes! So if any of you guys find a good deal on Ovaltine...please let me know :-)

Now it's your turn! How did you guys do this week? Share your weekly totals in the comments or link up below.

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Weekly Totals 3/20 – Share Your Savings

fridayHappy Friday!

I hope you guys have had a great week! It's been a busy one for me but nothing really overly exciting. I am very glad it's Friday and am looking forward to hopefully getting to sleep in a little bit tomorrow.

I am not sure what our plans are this weekend. We have baseball practice tonight and I think there was talk of a game tomorrow. I guess I will find out more tonight and make plans from there.

With that in mind...I am running out of time. I have to get these boys a snack and get them ready to get back in the car. So this week is short and sweet.

Green Onion 85¢
Grape Tomatoes = $1.50
Mushrooms = $2.50
Apples = $3.99
Watrmelon = $2.38
Red Onion = $1.12
Brussels Sprouts = $2.49
Carrots = $1.69
Tomatoes = $1.38
Lettuce = $1.99
Hillshire Farm Naturals = $4
Eggo Waffles x 4 = $9.56 (two $1/1 IP)
Palermo's Pizza x 2 = $5 (two $1/1 IP)
M&M's x2 = $1.79 (IP + TQ)
Milk = $0 (free wyb Eggo PQ)
Boursin = $1.65 ($1.50 IP)
Land O Lakes Butter = $1.50 ($0.50 IP)
Yoplait Whips = $0 (Free Digital Q)
Purina Dog Treats = 15¢ ($1.50 Dig Q)

I was right under $50 this week. Not too bad since I got a ton of things for our meals and even stocked up on a few not so necessary items. I think I might break in to the M&M's later tonight 😉

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