Sunday, March 29, 2009

Shopping Sunday

I think weekends should be 4 days longs instead of two. Honestly, there isn't enough hours in the day to get everything done. I did some shopping today at Walmart, CVS and Stop and Shop. I'm finally figuring out CVS. My bill at CVS came to $38.98 and I ended up paying $8.58!

This is a combination of all the things I got free today from Stop and Shop and CVS but I forgot to include the 2 pack of Wrigley's gum that I got free. Glade air fresheners were on sale at Stop and Shop for $1 each. I had 2 BOGO coupons so ended up with 4 glades for $2. Dunkin Heinz brownie mix was also on sale for $1 and I had a coupon for save $1/3 so I ended up with one box free. One thing I've learned is that you don't need to buy the 10/$10 to get the sale price. Since I stocked up very well a few weeks ago I really didn't need a whole lot but hey-free is free when you have a coupon (that's about to expire). Plumrose bacon was BOGO this week($4.99 savings). The PAAS egg decorating kit was $1.99 at CVS with $1.99 in ECB's. I ended up with about $4 more in ECB's for next time. And I'm very stocked on Toothpaste now. Both CVS and Stop and Shop have had numerous sales and I've had really good coupons. I'm also well stocked on Lysol wipes-I've been hitting the 2/$4 sales and have had $1 coupons. Best of all today-my year to date savings is now larger than my year to date spending at Stop and Shop. Our spending is higher than normal for this time of year but we've had a little extra money and have been stockpiling. All In all, I'm pretty dang proud of all my savings. I'm finally getting the hang of this.

The are the peas I planted just a few days ago. They are doing really well and I can't wait to get them in the garden. The husband plowed the garden again yesterday after adding some cow manure to the garden. The soil is very light and fluffy now and looks great with the amendment of chicken and cow manure. I'm hoping for a lush green garden this year with lots of fruits and vegetables to help sustain us thru many months.

Dear daughter got her hair cut short yesterday. She looks so darn cute...and grownup.
We have a busy week ahead-Art Class tomorrow, field trip on Tuesday to a 1800's working farm to see how syrup is made, hearth cooking and some other fun stuff.
Friday night is my girls night out (we call it Diva's night) where one of the mom's from our homeschool group is going to teach us how to make soap!

Lot's of pictures to follow.

1 comment:

Kate in NJ said...

Yeah you!!
Great hair cut..she looks so
mature now. Enjoy your day out!!