Sunday, August 31, 2008
Total OOP (out of pocket): $319.99 (YIKES!)
-$40 in Kellogg's MIR
Total before coupons: $574.79, so I saved $294.80 this month :)
I'm stocked up until December on cereal,snacks for lunches/breakfast, pace salsa, pasta sauce, dawn dish soap, 12 packs of pop and paper towels.
So, for 2008 I've saved $1,372.58 combing coupons with sales.
Of course, I've spent $1,555.45
How'd you do this month?
$2.99 milk w/ raincheck from last week
2 FREE pasta sauce pouches thanks to the printables I found today :)
2 FREE dawn dish soaps (rainchecks from last week + P&G coupon)
Free ronzoni pasta
Free Easy Mac (www.smartsource.com, I actually got paid .40 to take these out of the store)
Free Peter Pan PB
I just love couponing :)
Saturday, August 30, 2008
$1/1 Bertolli Pasta Sauce Pouch
Friday, August 29, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Today: Brandon turned 26 today! He took off work a little early to take Leia in to get her shots, and then we headed over to mom & dad's for his birthday dinner. As we were leaving, we saw this beautiful sunset. It was almost cold out- it sure doesn't feel like August or like Brandon's actually 26 years old!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Well, at Office Depot, you can use up to 3 $3 coupons at a time- so $9 off your purchase. Tonight I checked out twice, and for $2.24 I got:
100 file folders
2 sets of A-Z dividers
2 desk trays
It's also pretty green- recylcing your ink and then it's frugal getting something in return :)
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I can't blame it all on the exercise- school starts back tomorrow (I don't have kiddos til Monday- thank goodness!) and I worked an extra 2 hrs today trying to get my 50 kiddos scheduled and IEP's printed. When I left work today, my desk was the cleanest it's ever been- look:
Even though I'm worn out- I love my job so far. The 6 yrs of school was totally worth it. I can't wait to start working with my kiddos! Today was 'meet your teacher day' at school, so I didn't expect too many people to stop by my room. Several kids and parents did- and they were all so excited to have a new 'speech teacher'. I guess the old SLP didn't make speech very fun, and most kiddos didn't like going. I'm excited to change things and help the kids enjoy speech and hopefully progress towards their goals even faster.
After work- Brandon's mom, sister and baby Asher came over for dinner tonight. Leia and Asher chased each other around the coffee table- here's Leia trying to hide:I haven't had much time this week to look for any good couponing deals. I didn't see anything worth buying at Walgreens. My Homeland ad came in the mail today, but I haven't even had a chance to look at it. My mother-in-law brought me coupons from Dallas- so I'll cut those out tonight :)
Monday, August 11, 2008
I met my mentor teacher/CFY SLP supervisor today, and I'm so excited about this year. Our personalities are really similar. She reminds me of my friend that I interned under last fall.
After dinner, we caught Leia watching the Olympics:
Sunday, August 10, 2008
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 cup chopped pecans
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 can (7.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1.Heat oven to 375°F. In ungreased 8-inch round pan, place 1/4 cup butter; heat in oven 3 to 4 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir in brown sugar and corn syrup until well blended. Sprinkle with pecans.
2.In small bowl, place 3 tablespoons melted butter. In another small bowl, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon.
3.Separate dough into 10 biscuits. Dip biscuits into melted butter to coat all sides; dip into sugar mixture, coating well. Arrange biscuits, sides touching, over topping in pan.
4.Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; turn upside down onto heatproof serving plate. Let pan remain 1 minute so caramel can drizzle over rolls. Serve warm.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
She's really started to become more playful this past week. She loves her chew stick and anything with strings on it.
Last night was our monthly scrapbook get-together. I was worn out from my 1st full day at my elementary school site, but I'm glad I went. I completed a few pages and made some cute thank you notes. Here's one of the pages:
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Why was I so nervous? Today was my 1st day as a full time employee!!! 6 years of school + ALOT of hard work, all leading up to this 1st full time job as an SLP.
Today was a district-wide new hire meeting, and it was nothing like I expected it to be. Let's just say, I'm ready to be at my school and working with the kiddos! But, as with any job- you have to learn the ropes 1st.
I also found out today that I will be traveling- I will have 6 teenagers to work with at the I-High. I'm a little nervous, considering I can't be more than 8-1o years older than these kiddos, but I think it will be a good experience. I'll still be at the elementary school the majority of the week, only missing about an hour 2 mornings a week to speech path it up over at the I-High.
Here's some new things I'm looking forward to:
- completing home improvement projects with Brandon
- hanging out w/ my new friend Elizabeth
- getting to know the other teachers better- & hopefully making new friends there!
- fresh pencils
- elementary school smell- especially on the 1st day!
- meeting, then treating 55 kiddos in 1 week!
- Leia being potty trained (she hasn't gone in her crate in over 2 days!)
- wearing my new fall shoes :)
- a steady paycheck!!!!
- OSU season football tickets
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
If you don't know about this deal- it's great! Wal-Mart will match any competing stores price. I usually have the other store's ad with me, just in case the cashier asks for proof of the sale price. Most cashiers don't even blink or give you any trouble with this, but I've run into a few that do. I've found cashiers that I like & are coupon friendly, and I always try to check out with them. The Wal-Mart not too far from my house has great cashiers, so I never have much trouble.
Here's how I did today:
4 boxes of Kellogg's cereal- price comp to $1.25
4 boxes Nutrigrain bars- " "
2 Keebler cookies- price comp to $1.00
Glade air and odor elimator- price comp to $1.47= FREE after coupon!
9 Kool-aids- .20 each
Kraft salad dressing- FREE (coupon from All You- must buy 3 Kraft, etc products- Koolaid counts!)
Crystal Light- FREE (ditto)
Kraft sliced cheese- Free (ditto)
3 pencil pkgs- price comp to 0.09
Glade scented oil warmer- .87 after $4/1 coupon from Sunday's paper
Glade " " refills- $3.97 after $1/1 coupon
house plant and container for my room at school, glue sticks, butter, other groceries, etc.
Total OOP: $43.97
And I'll receive $10 back in rebate (meaning I paid $1 for all that Kelloggs!)
Total before coupons and price comp's: $81.42
I saved $37.45!! Now, I don't really like shopping at Wal-Mart, but you just can't beat the convience and ease of getting all these deals in one store.
Monday, August 4, 2008
For back to school, they have Klennex 4 packs for $2.99.
-$0.50/1 coupon from this Sunday's paper
= $0.62 a box!
Also, Target will clearance these after school starts- so you might save some coupons for that!
*Free Glade Fabric and Aire Odor Eliminator spray when you use the Easy Saver coupon and this printable:http://www.cleanhomejournal.com/offers/200807-glade/?sid=coupon&cid=pfe200807c&RID=8663256
*Possibly the $5 RR when you buy 4 Kellogg's products.......last year MA and I used the Kellogg's rebate deal with the Albertson's sale instead. To receive the $10 rebate from Kellogg's, all 10 items must be on the same ticket, which is really difficult to do at Walgreens due to there lack of stock. But, we'll see.....remember, the manf. MIR deal doesn't start til Tuesday.
I'll definately post about this deal if I actually try it this week. I might wait and see if some other grocery stores run a better deal.
(ps- it's rumored over at HCW that you can get two $5 RR if you mix/match the cereal and other Kellogg's products!)
*Lifesavers are B1g1 free- and I still have some B1G1 free manf. coupons!!!
Grapes- .88/lb.........I'm going to get this price-comped at Wal-mart
Sunday, August 3, 2008
To answer some puppy questions- most Pomerianians don't really shed. Brandon had Sebastian for years, and he never shed. We'll have to take Leia to the goomer though for some trims!
Also- a puppy potty training question- Leia will go outside, but is hesitant to pee outside. We've even put a puppy pad out there, but she won't go on it. Any tips?
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Leia did a GREAT job on the way home! As soon as we got out of the car, she started carefully checking out the house....
And quickly found her favorite spot- on the bottom shelf of our coffee table!