Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A list

Let me free my mind of some thoughts that are swirling around my busy little head.

  • I have recently gotten in the habit of watching Maury during the kids nap time. "You ARE the father!" It's like a complete train wreck of a show. It's so awful but you can't help but watch.

  • I am convinced, once again, that I am totally uneasy with change. Big change, little change...doesn't matter. I am comfy in my own little world going along as it did the day before, and the day before that, and the day before that.

  • We are going through some change in my house.

  • I really need a vacation.

  • I am going to PA in approximately two weeks and will be attending a wedding. Remember when I spring cleaned my closet? Remember that I only had dresses from 15 years ago? What am I going to do about a dress?!?!?!

  • I wish I had a stylist that would do my clothing shopping for me. I hate shopping.

  • Going to PA doesn't count as a "vacation."

  • The past few days I am convinced my kids are trying to kill me. When does the whining end? I think it's a great day for a reality check.

  • Last night I went to see a child psychologist speak to my mom's group. She is amazing. I could have listened to her for hours. Check out her website here. She wrote a book that I am reading here. Good, good stuff.

  • I had an "aha" moment the other day. I am an emotional eater. Anytime I feel overwhelmed, I eat. Anytime I feel angry, I eat. Anytime I feel depressed, I eat.

  • I really want some ice cream.

  • I am going to start to track my eating using the weight watchers point system. Not cause I need to lose weight, but because I need to have structure.

  • I can't believe Oprah is going off the air. I've been watching her forever! *tear*

  • Okey dokie. I feel better...I just need to convince myself not to eat that ice cream bar in the freezer.
    Y'all have a good day.

    Monday, May 16, 2011

    77% Savings!

    It's been awhile since I have found some really killer deals at the grocery store. I basically have been living on a stockpile and haven't had to do a big shop in awhile. But I was itching for some deals so went shopping last night at Fry's. By myself. It's like a vacation every single time.

    Anywho, I was pretty stoked after my trip last night since I got $102.05 worth of groceries (41 items) for $22.83. A 77% savings! SCORE! I still get that "couponers high" and walked out of there feeling like a champ!

    Here's a breakdown of the items I got at Fry's. Keep in mind that my Fry's takes competitor's coupons and doubles all MFR coupons to $1.00. They were also doing a MEGA event which you get a lower sale price on items when you buy the participating items in groups of 10:

    5 boxes of Cascadian Farms Organic cereal $2.95
    used (5) $1/1 Cascadian Farms MFR coupon (got a bunch at a coupon swap I went to)
    Stacked with:
    (5) $1/1 Cascadian Farms Whole Foods Coupon
    =$.95/box

    Mom's Best Cereal $.99 wyb 10
    $1/1 Mom's Best Cereal
    =FREE

    Cheerios $3.79
    used FREE Cheerios coupon that Fry's mailed me
    =FREE

    6 bags of Boulder Chips $.99 wyb 10
    (2) $1/1 Boulder chips
    (2) $1/2 Boulder chips (nay no longer be available)
    = 2 FREE, 4 for $.50 each

    Magnum Premium Ice Cream bars $4.49
    ecoupon for FREE box (up to $4.50 value)
    =FREE

    Nivea Body Lotion $2.95 wyb 10
    $2/1 Nivea Lotion RP 5/15
    stacked with:
    $1/1 Nivea Lotion Target coupon
    =FREE

    Johnson's Body & Hair wash $2.50 wyb 10
    $.50/1 Johnson's baby product (from the paper-not sure when)
    =$1.50

    Uncle Ben's Rice $1.29 wyb 10
    $.30/1 Uncle Ben's whole grain rice
    =$.29

    Fry's unsalted butter quarters $3.49
    used FREE MFR coupon that Fry's mailed me
    =FREE

    2 bags Haribo Gummy Bears $1.00 each
    (2) $.30/1 Haribo products
    =FREE

    Stoneyfield 32oz Organic Yogurt $3.50
    $.50/1 Stoneyfield 32oz yogurt
    stacked with
    $.75/1 Stoneyfield yogurt Whole Foods coupon
    =$1.75

    Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste $3.14
    used FREE Aquafresh toothpaste coupon that Fry's mailed me
    =FREE

    8 Larabars $1.00 each
    (2) $1/4 Larabars (I don't think it's available anymore)
    stacked with
    (4) $1/2 Larabars Whole Foods coupons
    =$.25 each

    2 Nestles candy bars $.50 each
    $.50/2 Nestles single candy bars
    =FREE

    Produce-Used a Safeway coupon for $1 off produce wyb $5 or more:
    Corn on the cob (I got a craving for corn!) $3.49
    Organic avacado $1.89
    Organic onion $.60
    Organic bananas $1.40
    2 Organic red bell peppers $4.58
    Pineapple $.99
    5 Roma tomatos $.62

    1/2 lb American cheese $3.75

    Total: $102.05
    Coupons/VIP sale & $6 off $30 Fresh & Easy coupon: $79.22
    Grand Total: $22.83