Weekly Totals 6/26 – Share Your Savings

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Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you all have had a great week. We are currently in the Gulf Shores area for our annual visit to see my husband's family. We usually visit this time of the year since Father's Day and his dad's birthday fall around the same time. We can kills two birds with one stone and hit the beach too.

I like to visit but I am not sure I could live here...how do you guys in Florida deal with all of that sand? I am not sure I could deal with it on a weekly basis. My car is a mess and it's in every bag that I own--tee hee! You guys need to give me some tips so that I don't end up coming home with a pound of sand every time we get back in the car!

I am loving all the seafood though! We don't have too many seafood places in Tennessee and I am a huge fan so I have been enjoying all kinds of shrimp, crab and fish that I don't get to enjoy too often.

Since we were not going to be home this week I didn't bother to do much shopping. I got a few things I needed for a recipe. Speaking of that have you entered my giveaway? Remember one of you guys is going to get a $100 Visa gift card AND a big box of Sabra goodies. Be sure to enter HERE. I was under $15 this week for everything I needed for the recipe and a few odds and ends.

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

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Weekly Totals 6/19 – Share Your Savings

fridayHappy Friday everyone! I hope you all have had a great week and have some fun planned for the weekend?!

It's Father's Day weekend and while I know that many of you who visit me are ladies...I know there are some dads out there. I get to hear from them on occasion via emails and in the comments so I'd like to start by wishing all of you a very Happy Father's Day.

When I asked my husband what he wanted to do to celebrate his special day - his exact words were "Hopefully nothing!" Meaning, he is hoping that he can sleep in and that I won't bug him to go anywhere or take care of anything on his to-do list. Sounds like a fair request - so that's going to be my gift to him--tee hee!

I did get some shopping done this week thought I want to go back tomorrow if I can. Jeb enjoyed his first attempt at football and we are having an informal meeting with a few of the other boys on the team tomorrow so I may try to pop by after that meeting. We have a few friends coming over and I grabbed a few things in preparation for that...BUT I need a few more things (yes...I forgot milk) and I need to pick up my cheap salad dressing--tee hee!

I also went ahead and grabbed next week's Try Me Tuesday. It was WAY more than I wanted to spend but the boys requested hot dogs & chips as a cookout with their buddies so I figured I'd kill two birds with one stone. Now the true test will be if I can just get to the kids BEFORE they eat so I can make sure they get half of each type of hot diggity 😉 Ok...maybe I should say...the true test will be can I get to the kids before they eat and without looking like a crazy person--HAHAHA!! Though I suppose that's not going to happen. Giving each kid half a hot dog then making them tell me if they like "A" or "B" will take a little explaining... never a dull moment at my house!!

Apples - $3.99
Tomatoes - $1.39
Strawberries - $2.50
Bananas - $1.38
Salad x 2 = $4
Squash - $1.29
Green Beans - $1.29
Lettuce = $1.99
Mushrooms = $1.99
Buns - 99¢
Publix Franks - $5.69
Nathan's Franks - $6.49
Tyson Chicken = $3.50 ($1/1 insert)
Eggs = $3.99
Perdue Short Cuts x 4 = $5 (four $1.25/1 IP)
Publix Parmesan Cheese - $3.79
Publix Cheese = $2.50
Cracker Barrel Cheese $2.50 ($1 Digital Q)
Wise Chips = $1.50

I am estimating about $60 this week. I had some cards and a couple of other items on there that are coming off my entertainment budget so I can't use my exact cash register receipt this week. I am feeling lazy and don't want to think about tax amount so estimating will have to do 😉

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Weekly Totals 6/12 – Share Your Savings

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Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you guys have had a great week. We have had a nice week so far. The weather has been awesome and it looks like the weekend is going to be great. Last I heard, it's supposed to be in the 90's on Sunday. I think that means I'll spend the day in the pool. I look forward to those rare days when I have nothing on my calendar. I am going to take advantage of the break and do absolutely NOTHING!

Tonight's adventure includes a trip over to Jeb's friends house for Jeb's first football practice. A few months ago while we were at a birthday party, one of his classmate's dad approached us and recruited Jeb for his team. It made me giggle because you guys have seen pictures of my Jeb-a-doo...he's a big boy. I could just see that guy was almost giddy with excitement thinking about Jeb being his big line defender.

The funny thing is - Jeb is such a mellow little guy. He is not super competitive and actually very sensitive so I have no idea if he will even really want to play when he sees what he'll have to do. Jeb says he wants to try and I am willing to let him. My only rule is that if he joins the team he must stick it out and be there for his team - no quitting! I thought a few practices before I sign him up might be a good idea to see if this is really something that he wants to do. I guess I will know more in a few weeks 😉

For all you who asked...Jake did pass his testing last week and is now a level three blue belt. He's very excited and is determined to get his black belt. I think he can do it.

Cauliflower-Crust-Pizza-Sausage-2As for shopping, I had a decent week. Mainly just my veggie run but I did grab a few of the better deals. The cauliflower price is insane but I am still trying to stick to the low sugar/low carb thing and I make a rocking Cauliflower Crust Pizza. I figure it's less than a take out pizza and a little healthier so I plopped out the $5 😉

Cauliflower - $4.99
Lemons x 2 = $1.49
Zucchini - $1.26
Kale - $2.99
Squash - $1.64
Avocados x 2 = $1.50
Brussels Sprouts - $1.21
Broccoli = $2.50
Portabella Shrooms - $1.99
Smithfield Pork x 2 = $7.98 (two $1/1 IP)
Lucky Charms = $1 ($0.50/1 IP)
Cinn Toast Crunch = $1 ($0.50/1 IP)
Larabar x 2 = 40¢ (two $0.40 IP)
Stoneridge Cherry x 4 = $4.11 ($1/1 insert + three $0.75/1 peelie)
Hampton Farms Peanuts = $2
Milk - $3.79

I was right at $47 this week. Not too bad for our week's worth of groceries.

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Weekly Totals 6/5 – Share Your Savings

TGIFHappy Friday everyone!

Well I had planned to work on my totals earlier today but instead the boys and I decided to relax a little bit this afternoon. We took advantage of the nice weather and spent a couple of hours outside in the pool. I honestly could have stayed outside all day but the rain pushed us out.

We had to get out and get showered so that we could jump in the car as we are now headed to Jake's karate testing. He is testing to become a Level 3 Blue Belt today. He says he's ready and I think he should do OK.

My crumpled receipt in my purse says that I spent $58.89. I did grab a fair amount of stuff this week and I was not too far off budget so I am calling this week a success for me.

I have 15 minutes while my husband drives us to the karate studio and I know I am not going to have time to type everything up. So I'll just wish you guys a very happy weekend and drop a linky at the bottom so you guys can share your savings. TGIF!!

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Weekly Totals 5/29 – Share Your Savings

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Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you all have had a great week. Except for our Memorial day fun...this was our first full week of our new schedule. I have to admit that it's been a bit of a rough week trying to get used to the new schedule with the boys home full time now. You know I love them dearly but I really do love having a little free time every now and again.

I actually arranged it so that my husband and I get a rare outing tonight. I have a sitter for the boys so we can have dinner out together. That means no crayons or chaos at the table. Just a quiet evening where we can relax for a few minutes.

I did a little bit of shopping this week. Again, I am off track with the holiday I did my big trip over the weekend so I really just grabbed a few things that I needed while I had the boys with me. I kinda miss the days when they were little and I could have them in the cart contained. Now they are big, easily distracted and they want everything they see. I have a feeling it's going to be a LONG summer. I think I may have to see if my little teenage helper might be willing to come over early Wednesday mornings. It's a little too much to try to look for deals for the Happy report, take pics, watch the boys, deal with my phone blowing up (everyone loves to call, Skype and text me all at the same time--tee hee) and still try to shop. Trying to fit everything in one day just will not work as I find myself already dreading it next week...that's probably not a good thing!

Here's what I managed to grab this week in my chaos 😉

Milk - $3.79
Danimals - $1.29  ($1.50 PQ + $1 IP)
Sargento String Cheese - $3.99
Publix Salad x 2 = $5
Green Beans = $1.49
Bananas = $1.45
Grapes = $4.49
Collards = $2.99
Kale = $2.99
Squash = $1.56
Zucchini = $1.49
Broccoli - $2.50
Publix Pizzas x 3 = $10
Dole Fruit Cups x 4 = $6 (two $1/2 IP)

I spent right over $45 after my gas card coupon. I'd call it an OK week...not the best and not the worse week ever. We had enough milk and veggies to make it through the week so I am going to call it a success.

The one thing I will say is that my boys are eating quite a bit more than I expected. I told my husband that I don't know if it's because they are getting bigger or if it's because they are bored. I am really going to have to start writing down exactly what they are eating every day because I have a feeling all their snacking is a bit more than necessary. I don't mind them eating when they are hungry but certainly don't want them hitting the snack drawer out of boredom. I think we all have to get used to this new summer fun 😉

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

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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! 😉

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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!

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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 😉

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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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