Saturday, July 26, 2008

Fun Friday

Mason has become very interested in the "bad guys" on Scooby Doo. He loves how the monsters are really just people dressed up (except for on the Scooby Doo 2 movie, those monsters are "real"). Today he decided it would be fun to dress up in all the different Halloween Costumes we have.

He even convinced Nate to join in. Don't you just love those creative little minds at work!

Friday, July 25, 2008

It's Frugal Friday again on Crystal's Blog. My frugal tip for the day is sharpening the blades of your garbage disposal. Put ice down the drain and turn on the disposal. What could be easier than that? If I have ice that has been sitting in my ice maker for a long time I like to do this. It gives me a chance to get rid of stale ice and sharpen the blades at the same time. Is your sink drain getting a little smelly? Pour a little vinegar down it to freshen it right up! Don't forget to check out other great tips here!

Happy Pioneer Day!!!

We had an awesome 24th of July holiday. Steve had the day off so we headed to the local pond so the boys could fish. We had a lot of fun but didn't catch anything (thankfully, I hate to cook fish).

Monday, July 21, 2008

Super Savings Saturday

O.K. I know it's Monday but I couldn't resist sharing what great deals I was able to get last week. I ended up with a lot of extra coupons and hit the store early on Monday. This is what I got:
*50 powerades ($.60 each -used 50 $1 coupons)
*5 -24 packs of Dasani water ($4.98 each -used 5 if you buy 10 powerades get a 24 pack Dasani free)
*18 packages of koolaid ($.20 each)
*6 jars of planters nuts ($2.00-$3.88 -used 6 if you buy 3 Kraft items get $3.00 off of Planters nuts)
*16 Electrosol dishwashing 20 count gel packs (priced matched for $2.99 -used 16 $2.25 coupons)
Total OOP: $.42!!!
*3 Loreal Vive shampoos & 3 conditioners ($4.99 each buy 1 get 1 free -used 3 buy 1 get 1 free coupons)
* 2 Kotex pads (2 for $6 get $2 register rewards -used 2 $1 off coupons)
Paid $4.58 with a gift card and got back $2 in register rewards
Total OOP: $.00!!!
I also was able to get 54 bottles of Vive shampoo and conditioner from Smiths for tax only and 20 Welpatches from Walmart for tax only. It was a great week shopping! So for all of you who don't have time to use coupons- get clipping! The only prices going up faster than food is personal hygiene supplies and cleaning supplies. For more Super Savings Saturday ideas go to Crystal always has such great ideas to share.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Frugal Friday Tip

I love Frugal Fridays on Crystal's blog! It seems like everyone else's ideas are always so much better than mine that I never post. This week I have an awesome frugal and easy idea. Doughnuts. This recipe is from someone in my recipe club.

*Pillsbury Grands biscuits (I used the Walmart brand and they worked great too)
*Make a hole in the center of each biscuit (I used the cap off of a water bottle)
*Fry in oil (350 degrees) for 1-2 minutes on each side (don't forget the holes)
*Let cool on a paper towel and then either frost them with chocolate frosting or dip each side in glaze (mix together powdered sugar and milk into a thin liquid)
*Let dry on waxed paper
Enjoy! This is super easy and inexpensive.

For more frugal ideas go to and check out Frugal Fridays.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Wow! It's been a long time since I've posted anything. Sometimes life just gets in the way doesn't it? We have been so busy lately that I haven't had time for much of anything. We've been wrapping up the kid's baseball games and have been having a lot of playdates. Steve still has 2 more softball games before he's done for the season. We spent the night tonight over at the church participating in a humanitarian project. It was a whole ward effort. We had dinner and got a lot done. I love teaching the boys about service. Today was free slurpee day at 7-11. If you went in they gave you a free 7.11 oz. slurpee. As we were driving there Nate asked, "what's a slurpee"? I felt kinda guilty- after all, I thought slurpees were part of a food group or something when I was growing up. Steve reminded me that are kids are quite familiar with "frosties" and 1/2 price slushes from Sonic. The boys are definitely not deprived.

Today was also "Cow Appreciation Day" at Chick-fil-a. If you dressed up like a cow you could get a free combo meal. We were so going to do this. I thought maybe I had finally gone to far with what I would do to save a dollar but then realized that as long as it's honest and fun you can never go to far. I thought it would be a really fun memory for the kids too. What stopped us was that it would cost us quite a bit in gas to get to the nearest chick-fil-a thus defeating the purpose of the free food. Oh well, we stayed home with our slurpees instead. If you want to see some of the fun pictures from other peoples trips, head over to and check it out. There are some really fun pics. Crystal's website is one of my very faves.