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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Summer Fresh Deals for 02/07/12

Summer Fresh Deals and coupon match-ups for the week of 02/07/12

  • Bananas are on sale for $0.99 for 2 lbs.  That's just $0.49 per lb!
  • Best choice white sliced bread is on sale for $0.88 a loaf.
  • LOWEST milk prices in town!  They've lowered all their Prairie Farms milk prices!  $3.38 for whole milk, $3.22, 1% $2.99 and Skim $2.99!!
  • Hiland Cottage Cheese is on sale for $1.79.  Pair it with the $0.40/1 that will double and get it for just $0.99 each!  This is a .pdf coupon so you can print as many as you can use.  Time to stalk up!
  • Halls cough drops on sale for $1.29 each.  Pair it with the $1/2 coupon and get them for just $0.79 each when you buy two!
  • Hunt's ketchup is on sale for $1- best time to stock up!
  • Healthy Choice soups are on sale for $1.25 each.  Pair it with this $1/3 coupon and get them for just $0.95 a can when you buy three!
  • Manwich is on sale for just $1 a can.  I don't know how much Sara Lee buns are on sale for, but use this $/One can of Manwich AND Sara Lee Soft and Smooth Whole Grain or Wheat Buns coupon and you get a can of Manwich for $1 and get $1 off the Sara Lee buns!
  • My FAVORITE deal of the week is the Hiland orange juice that's on sale for $1.88 for half a gallon.  Pair it with this $0.30/1 coupon that will double, and get it for just $1.28 a half gallon.  This is also a .pdf coupon so you can print as many as you need.  If you do the math, that's just $2.56 a gallon!!  Yahoo!
Don't forget about the $5 off coupon when you spend $40 at Summer Fresh this month to add to your savings!  Happy Shopping!

Mason jars for the bathroom?

I am currently re-doing my bathroom in shabby-chic style and have come up with some clever, well at least I think so, ways to make it look genuine and unique!  For a look at how I used an old chair as a towel hanger, just in case you missed it earlier, you can find that blog here.

My first idea to help change the style of my bathroom, was to change the light fixture.  I am running on a tight budget and wanted to do this cheaply.  My existing light fixture was neat in color, but the light globes were tacky and traditional at best.  Mason jars hold TONS of character, and I wanted to find a way to mount them in place of the light shades, and below if the result.  I LOVE IT!

Lights off:

Lights on:

I wanted a clever storage area to hold common bathroom items, in this case q-tips and cotton balls.  using a piece of wood I had left over from my chair-towel rack, I mounted two smaller mason jars on the wood and hung it on the wall next to my sink.  here is a picture, just before it was mounted on the wall.  You can't tell it by the picture, but these jars are off set, and one sits about 3" taller than the other on the piece of wood to give it symmetry.

My final Mason jar project for the bathroom (for now) was my hand soap dispenser. This was probably the easiest to make and one of the cutest to look at!  While I wanted to use one of the older style, blue-tinted mason jars, I opted for the clear glass so as not to clash with the green/brown theme.

Next week I will post a complete tour of my bathroom when I finish the town rack and hanging of the last decor items.  Thanks for reading guys, hope this inspires you some.  Now that I'm done with the bathroom, I'm excited to tackle the laundry room!  Keep your eyes open for updates on that project!  Blessings!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Things you should NEVER throw away!

I have compiled a small list of things you should NEVER throw away, for your own good!  You're gonna kick yourself when you realize what you've been taking out with the trash each week!

  • Dryer Sheets.  Used dryer sheets!  After you have done the laundry and remove the dryer sheet (if you find it and it isn't hiding in the sleeve of someone's shirt) save it, DON"T throw it away!  Dryer sheets make THE best shower/tub/toilet/sink cleaner I have EVER used!  Confession time!   I had a ring in my toilet, that had been there for months.  This ring came with a baby, when I was afraid to flush the toilet after she fell asleep for fear of waking her up.  gross I know, but it's true!  ANYWAY!  I had tried EVERYTHING to get rid of this ring.  I tried Scrubbing Bubbles foaming bathroom spray, Clorox toilet Wand cleaner system, Lysol toilet Cleaner, good old elbow grease, but NOTHING worked!  So, I tried a used dryer sheet.  No cleaner, no elbow grease, and it came right off.  I was so happy with the result, I cleaned me toilet, show, sink and then the guest bathroom toilet, shower and sink!  I've also heard this makes an excellent dish scrubber too, and I'd believe it!
  • Ever buy those cheese balls from Walmart, Target (my favorite), or your other favorite store?  We do about once a month and my daughter loves them!  When you finish eating all of their cheesy goodness ( I promise I let Isadora eat some ;) , SAVE THE CONTAINER!  Do NOT throw it away!  We use them to store toys currently (blocks, legos and smaller toys) , but I'm going to use them as a terrarium this Spring!  The clear plastic provides the perfect warm, moist environment for small plants to start them inside and away from that ever elusive "last frost".  You could also use them to store flour, sugar or other chips and pretzels!  You oculd also use it as a general snack tub and store fruit snacks, granola bars and other quick, individually packaged snacks!
  • Ever notice how cheap it is when you buy 2 1/2 dozen eggs in an egg flat, all at once?  It tends to be almost $0.50 cheaper PER dozen that way, but who has room in the fridge for a 2 1/2 dozen egg flat in their fridge?  Not me!  Save your egg cartons, just a few, and go ahead and buy the 2 1/2 dozen flat, and put them in the one dozen containers when you get home.  Easier fridge storage, AND you'll save about $1.25!  That would buy an entire other dozen eggs!
  • You know you've done it.  Dropped your eyeshadow, blush or foundation powder compact and cracked into a cracked, powdered mess.  DO NOT THROW IT AWAY!  There are quite a few variations on this one, some more complicated than others, but adding a few drops (3-5, depending on the size of the compact or pan) of rubbing alcohol to a cracked pan of eyeshadow and pressing with a spoon or a coin can make a broken powder product look like new again.  How simple, right? 
Have some more ideas?  Add them to the comments below! 
Hope your day is blessed!


Price Cutter Deals for the Week of 02/01/12

Price Cutter deals and coupon match-ups for week of 02.01/12!
  • SATURDAY ONLY!  Pace Picante Salsa is on sale for $0.99 each.  Pair it with this $0.50/2 coupon (remember it will double) and score jars of salsa for just $0.49 each when you buy two!
  • SATURDAY ONLY! 3 lb. bags of Boneless, skinless chicken breast (Best choice brand) for just $3.99!  That's just $1.33 a lb!
  • SATURDAY ONLY!  Kraft BBQ sauce for $0.49 each!  No coupon required!
  • SATURDAY ONLY!  Hiland Family Pak ice cream squares on sale for $1.50 each.  Pair it with this $0.45/1 coupon (that will double) and score ice cream for just $0.60 each!!!
  • Knorr Pasta sides on sale for $1 each.  Pair it with this $0.50/2 coupon, that will double, and get them for just $0.50 each when you buy two!
  • Red Gold tomatoes with green chilies on sale for $0.59 each.  Pair it with this $0.75/1 coupon (yes I said $0.75/1) and get it for free!  Or do what I'm going to do, price match this sale at Walmart, and get $0.16 cash back for each can you buy!
Happy Shopping!  Check out my blog this week for things you should never throw away!

Summer Fresh Deals Week of 02/01/12

Summer Fresh Deals and Match Ups for the Week of 02/01/12

As you may or may not be able to tell, I am not that excited about Summer Fresh's deal this week.  Their February coupon sheet only has ONE coupon on it, for $5 off a $40 purchase.  This is not as good of a deal as last month, but any deal is better than no deal I suppose!

  • Nabisco Crakcers on sale for $1.68 a box.  If you were lucky enough to score a one of the booklets from the Walmart Nabisco display, or the summer Fresh Nabisco display, each one contained a $1/2 Nabisco coupon coupon.  If you use these coupons the price will only be $1.18 a box when you buy two!
  • Ro-Tel canned tomatoes are on sale for $0.88 a can.  
  • Kraft shredded cheese on sale for 2/$4 for the 8 oz. bags.  Pair it with this $0.50/2 coupon, that will double to make it worth $1/2 making the price just $1.50 a bag when you buy two!
  •   Kraft sliced cheese is on sale as well for $2/5.  use the same above listed coupon and score two packages of cheese for just $4!
  • Buy (2) Ball Park hot dogs, or Hillshire Farms rope sausages (or mix and match) and get Flanagan's Kraut for just $0.99 with in-ad coupon!

Don't forget to check out my blog for Price Cutter's match-ups this week as well!  
Happy Shopping!