Saving with Bakery Outlets

My little couponing addiction recently led me to yet another great way to save on groceries.  The local saver magazines that come with our “junk mail” recently had a “Buy one, Get one free” coupon for a nearby Oroweat & Entenmman’s bakery outlet store. I’d been there once or twice before a long time ago […]

Got magazines?

If so, then you can make these little cuties! Seriously, this has got to be one of the cutest ways to recycle–ever!  I learned how to make these adorable paper bows at my MOPS meeting today.  I’m sure crafting goddesses have long known about this great little idea, but it was all new to me today. […]

A different kind of heartbeat…

…little heart beat beet cookies! 🙂 The idea for these comes from a great site for healthy kid food recipes called Weelicious.  A friend came over yesterday armed with a little bunch of organic beets (and her little one).   Her daughter loves these “sweet beet cookies”, so she brought over some beets for us to make some. […]


Is there are CVS in your area?  If so, you must start shopping there if you’re not already!  Conveniently, CVS is the closet store to our house.  So, with motivation from other savvy saving/frugal bloggers, I decided to try my couponing hand at CVS. The best thing about CVS is their Extra Care Bucks (ECBs) reward system. […]


Couponing has been my one of my newest endeavors. Obviously, coupons are for saving money and I certainly have used them before.  However, I never used to use them like this! Now, I’m totally serious about couponing. Just before little brother was born I stumbled upon a Nightline story about people who use coupons and sometimes […]

Menu Plan Monday-September 27th

After a menu planning hiatus from being out of state visiting family, vacation recovery, and dealing with a sick baby, we are now back in the swing of things with menu planning.   So, here it is: Monday–Eggplant Parmesean* Tuesday–Salad night with chicken & lots of veggies Wednesday–Turkey Kielbasa sausage with potatoes and veggies Thursday–Leftovers […]