I am a stay at home mom who is fed up with spending a large portion of income on grocery bills. It is my job, according to God, to be a good help mate for my husband. I am trying to live up to my job description. I am starting a journey into the grocery coupon world and invite you to come with me. I have never used coupons for grocery shopping and as of January 1st 2008 I am diving in. I will be using http://www.thegrocerygame/ , http://www.moneysavingmom.com and the http://www.couponmom.com/ website to guide me on how to save money. I am going to treat this adventure as a part time job and put in the hours necessary to make it work. I am excited and nervous to get started.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

What in the heck is it?

We hung some ferns up a couple of weeks ago and now we have a nest and three eggs in it. I have no clue what kind of birds these are. If anyone knows please leave me a comment.
Enjoy the pics

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Swagbucks are paying off

I am so glad I joined Swagbucks. It is really paying off for me. I have used $20 in Amazon cards so far and I have another one sitting and waiting for me. I bought two sets of Bob Books last week from Amazon and paid $18 for both sets. I used $10 in gift cards on this one purchase.

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter


I pulled some verses out this morning to celebrate the holiday.

John 10:10-11
The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness. "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

John 19:1-3
Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip. The soldiers made a crown of long, sharp thorns and put it on his head, and they put a royal purple robe on him. "Hail! King of the Jews!" they mocked, and they hit him with their fists.

John 19:28-30

Jesus knew that everything was now finished, and to fulfill the Scriptures he said, "I am thirsty." A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. When Jesus had tasted it, he said, "It is finished!" Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Matthew 28:1-9
Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to see the tomb. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, because an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and rolled aside the stone and sat on it. His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint. Then the angel spoke to the women. "Don't be afraid!" he said. "I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn't here! He has been raised from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. And now, go quickly and tell his disciples he has been raised from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember, I have told you." The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to find the disciples to give them the angel's message. And as they went, Jesus met them. "Greetings!" he said. And they ran to him, held his feet, and worshiped him.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Kroger on Monday

Yet again I went to Kroger. This time I did a little better. I didn't want to go back so soon but it was a, I need to pick something up for dinner trip, so I decided to get my weekly trip done as well. Here is what I bought
4 mangos
1 bag of lettuce hearts
gala apples
1 sunkist almonds
2 loaves of Natures Own bread
2 half gallons of ice cream. One cost .88 on special
2-18 ct Kroger eggs
1 Citracal
18 packs of Lipton pasta sides
4 box of Fiber One bars
2 boxes of Nature Valley granola bars
2 FREE gallon of milk
7 tubs of I Cant Believe its not butter
6 packs of all beek Ball Park hot dogs
2 bottles of olive oil
1 deli chicken for dinner
3 bottles of Shout

Total coupons used was $27.59
total Kroger savings and coupons $71.69

TOOP was $93.29

Again I have pictures in my camera that will probably be lost forever.

Back in the saddle of Kroger

of my
Last week I went to Kroger. Sorry for not posting sooner but I lost my receipt until recently when I unpacked a kroger bag that was in the basement on the floor waiting to be put away on my shelves. Man did I spend the money! Maybe that is why I lost the receipt I was subconsciously trying to block out the paint. I spent $145.63. Let me tell you I had hot flashes and thought I would pass out when I heard that total.
I took some pictures from my camera while I was in the store. Here at my house it was pouring down rain and there was no way I was carrying everything in unpacking it, organizing it and then putting it all away. Here is the skinny on everything I bought.

List of items
3 packs of Luv diapers
6 packs of Goodys powder (hubby loves this for headaches)
3 large bottles of Vaseline cocoa butter lotion (for my mom)
4 bottles of childrens Advil (GREAT DEAL- on sale for $3 each and there was a $2 coupon attached to the box. Since they dont expire until 2011 I bought 4)
1 McCormick spice(needed not on sale)
9-6 packs of Dannon yogurt
7 bags of Pillsbury frozen biscuits
7 bottles of Wishbone Blue Cheese salad dressing
5 boxes of Barilla piccilini pasta
12- Pillsbury cresent rolls (4 in a tube) Very freezer friendly by the way
3 boxes of Kraft Philly cream cheese
6 boxes of Raisin Brand cereal
3.83 lbs of grapes
1 bag of potatoes
6 tubs of Land O Lakes butter
1 tub of tomatoes
2 tubs of strawberries
16 cans of Del Monte fruit
2 cucumbers
2 bottles of Clorox Clean Up

I had $70.35 in coupons
My total savings with Kroger and coupons was $180.48

TOOP was $145.63 which was a %56 savings.

I took pictures in the store of my cart but for the life of me I cant figure out how to transfer those pics to my computer. I did manage to get a picture of my receipt from my digital camera. I dont seem to have a cord with USB connections on both ends. UGH!