Sunday, April 17, 2011

Grocery Shopping with Coupons!!

 So I've been watching the show Extreme Coupon. It's crazy how much they can save but they're hoarders! Who needs a thousand tubes of toothpaste? And their stores double coupons and all these other deals. Unluckily where I live there are no stores that double, but that doesn't mean you can't find deals. Here are some great deals I found. 
All this for $60!

 Hy-Vee Trip
 3 bags frozen vegetables- (On sale 3/$3)= $1.00 each
3 boxes Eggo waffles- (On sale 3/$5) + ($.75 off coupon)= $1.41 each
2 boxes Cheerios- (On sale 2/$5) + ($1 off coupon)= 2.00 each
2 boxes Chex cereal- (On sale 2/$5) + (2 $.50 off coupons)= 2.00 each
4 boxes Kelloggs- (On sale 4/$10) + ($1.50 off coupon)= $2.12 each
1 gallon milk- (Coupon from buying 4 boxes Kelloggs cereal)= FREE!
1/2 gallon chocolate milk- (On sale)= $1.59
4 lbs Strawberries- (On sale, originally 8.98)= $3.99
2 bags coleslaw/salad- (On sale, originally 1.98)= $.77 each
(Cream Cheese and Eggs bought at Price Chopper...)
SAVED: $15.08

Wal-Mart Trip
Lays potato chips- ($.55 off coupon)= $2.00
Lays Kettle chips- ($.55 off coupon)= $2.28
2 bottles Suave wash(20% more!)- ($.75 off coupon)=$1.55 each
Twin pack Speed Stick deodorant- ($.50 off coupon)= $1.68 each
2 packs Trident Vitality gum- (b1g1 Free coupon)= $.48 each
2 bags Pretzel Twists= 2.96
Salsa= $1.98
Sour Cream= $1.34
TOTAL FOR Wal-art: $18.93

SAVED: $3.31

Price Chopper Trip
Cottonelle tp 12 pk- (On sale, saved $3.90) + ($.50 off coupon)= $3.49
Puff tissues- (On sale 10/$10) + ($.50 off coupon)= $.50
Eggs- (On sale, saved $.64)= $.99
Best Choice Cream Cheese- (On sale 10/$10, saved $.29)= $1.00 each
Plus $.05 off for bringing my reusable bag!
TOTAL FOR Price Chopper: $10.52
SAVED: $7.00

Total shopping trip:  $61.81
Saved 25.39 (29%)

I know I did go to three stores, but they're all close to each other, and close to home. Clipping coupons and matching them to sales isn't that hard. It just takes time. And I'll get better as I go along. Saving money is great, especially with gas prices going up like crazy!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Craft Room and Cockrell Mercantile

Life gets busy, and blogging gets lower on my list of things to do...
For instance, we're trying to sell our house, and much of my time has been spent cleaning.
 This is the cleanest my craft room will EVER be!
 It does look very nice and organized doesn't it?
Don't look in the cabinets... they're stuffed with craft supplies!

Where is the fun in a craft room this clean?
I guess the fun is that it'll help sell my house.
And of course I can still craft in my bright and cheery orange room!!
As long as I clean up before a showing!
And this weekend a group of us girls went to Cockrell Mercantile.
It's the cutest place and it's only a couple miles from where I grew up.
I highly recommend that any ladies that live in the area should visit here.
Especially if you like to keep home. (like me!)
There are five buildings to visit. (Photo from their website)
Photo from their website.
 Check out the awesome, old cash register that they use!
And they offered us free tea and coffee,,, so good!
 The Cockrell Annex has some great outdoor pots and decorations.
 Me and my sister! Thanks Megan for planning the girls outing!
 The Cockrell Cottage... I wouldn't mind living in any of these houses!
This is a cool building,,, to bad it's private.

Just a side note: 
They're having a Spring Open house
Music, food and prizes galore!!

I love making my house a home.
And places like Cockrell help make it fun!
Have a wonderful day ladies.


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