Monday, November 30, 2009

Meal plan Monday

Monday- southwest rollups
Tuesday- creamy chicken noodle soup and homemade rolls
Wednesday- soft tacos and tortilla chips with homemade salsa (maybe homemade spanish rice)
Thursday- sloppy joes
Friday- baked chicken breasts and carrots and mashed potatoes
Saturday- something with shredded chicken

Upcoming Freezer cooking/ Baking Day

Tomorrow and Wednesday, I will be participating in a Freezer Cooking Day hosted by Life as and
The idea behind a day like this is so stock your freezer with lots of yummy and healthy (okay, sometimes not so healthy in the case of baking) meals and snacks for the month. I will post my cooking plan tomorrow. Look forward to lots of pictures. :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Berenstain Bears books give away.

My two year old and six month old both love to be read to. We read together every night at bedtime but also at lots of points through out the day. My husband and I are both book worms so we are hoping to share our love of reading with our kids. I am always on the lookout for good books to get for the kids. There is a Berenstain Bears give away going on right now with four of the newest books. Take a look:

NOW 32 CD give away

I don't know about you but I enjoy having music on while I clean house and the NOW CD's are pretty good for that. Of course this CD would also make a great gift for a teenager on your list. Check out this site for a give away of the most recent NOW CD:

Apron give away.

I have been doing a lot of baking lately. And will be doing a lot more with the holidays coming! I have been thinking lately that I would love to have an apron and I found the most beautiful ones on this site that is also currently hosting a give away:

Felt food giveaway.

There is another wonderful giveaway going on over at Lady bug soup. A $12 felt food item is being offered. The felt food is so cute and so wonderful for imaginary play. I just got a small crate of felt fruit and vegetables the other day for my children and they love them. :) These little foods are so cute. Please, take a look at this giveaway:

Progresso giveaway

Head over to to win a Progresso gift pack. This looks like an awesome prize to win that anyone that likes to cook would love. I know that I would love to win this!

Sippy straw cleaners giveaway!

I have a two year old who currently uses the sippy cups and a six month old that will soon be using them. They can be so difficult to clean (at least the straws can!) I am sure that I am not the only mommy in the world to have ever been frustrated by having to throw out a yucky, seemingly impossible to clean straw (and of course the cup is no good without the straw.) Finally, a stay-at-home has invented something to clean those straws and save those cups. Head on over to to win your straw cleaner. Good luck!

Win a hasbro game!

With the holiday season upon us, who isn't searching for perhaps one more great gift? Or perhaps some are still searching for all of their gifts. :) A board game always makes a wonderful gift. Head on over to the "Catch a drift" blog at to win "The game of things". This would be so much fun to sit around and play during the holidays.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Meal plan Monday

Monday- taco salad and santa fe rice
Tuesday- hot dogs with homemade chili and homemade fries (today I found a recipe for homemade hot dog buns that I think I will try soon)
Wednesday- taco ring and corn
Thursday- crockpot barbeque chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, and green beans
Friday- pulled pork sandwiches and cole slaw
Saturday- my husband is asking for spaghetti again, it is one of his favorites so we may do that Saturday night

Kroger and more mega sale

All of our groceries tonight were $56. Again no pictures but we were able to get lots of meat, including chicken breasts and a pork roast, lots of fresh fruit and veggies, and lots of mega sale items. My twenty mega sale items (crackers, rice, mashed potatoe boxes, pancake mix, texas toast, salad dressing, yogurt, canned fruit and a few others) were less than $3 for all twenty items! My total before the coupons and discounts was $108. Not a bad trip with 50% savings.

CVS trip.

No picture busy. I got $40 worth of items for $6 tonight and I got $13 in ECB's back and will be submitting for a $5 rebate. I was so sad, my husband has been wanting a nedi pot for the longest time and they were on sale and I had a coupon (the two reasons he doesn't already have one, we were waiting for a sale and a coupon!) but they were all gone. We got the sinus rinse kit but it won't be the same. I also got cough medicine and nasal spray. (I like to stock up when it isn't costing hardly anything, we will surely use it this winter). I got two glade scented oil candle refill packs and two glade candle holders, that will be Christmas gifts. So two Christmas gifts and lots of cold and sinus treatment for very little money. (The cold stuff was $1 out of pocket for it all and the other money out of pocket for the candles I get back from the rebate, so it was a good trip.)