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As much as I love blogging here, I’m finding it very hard to get organized enough to post regularly. I will, however, try to post something once a week starting next week.

Most of you know my obsession with couponing, and although I’ve taken a break from it over the last few months, I’m ready to jump back it! I will be posting and linking some of the best deals I find…in-store and online.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Just an FYI…the Game Plan link for the Cookie Baking Day has been fixed. Sorry about the mixup. This is my first time using Google Documents.

Menu Planning LogoMonday:

  • Breakfast – Bagels or English Muffins
  • Lunch – leftovers from my mommy 🙂
  • Supper – Lasagna, Salad & Garlic Bread


  • Breakfast – Egg Burritos
  • Lunch – Leftovers & fruit
  • Supper – Crockpot Beef over Mashed Potatoes, Corn & Rolls


  • Breakfast -Yogurt & Toast
  • Lunch – Chicken Fingers & veggies
  • Supper – Harvest Pork Chops, Buttered noodles & Green Beans


  • Breakfast – Pancakes
  • Lunch – Pizza Rolls
  • Supper – Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes w/ gravy, corn & rolls


  • Breakfast – Baked Oatmeal with apples
  • Lunch – leftovers
  • Supper – Kids Pizza night…Date night for Mom and Dad

Satuturday – NO DETAILS….I’m doing something special for DH and since he reads my posts, I can’t give any hints!


  • Breakfast – Bagels
  • Lunch – Crockpot – Ham, Bean & Potato soup , Homemade Bread
  • Supper – Leftovers
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This is a great coupon to help you get stocked up for OAM Cooking Day. Walmart has Campbell’s Creamed Soup for .58 this week…hurry and print this before it’s gone. You should be able to print 2 per computer.

WebA_GIANTThis is another great coupon to help you with Cooking Day. It doesn’t expire until 11/21, so you have time to pair it with a great sale or store coupon. You could also pair it with a Manufacture coupon for an even better deal.

It has been a CRAZY couple of months for our family, but things have finally slowed down and I am able to devote time again to blogging! Instead of boring you all with the details…I’m just going to jump right back in 🙂

I’ll be starting with posting links and comments for a Once-a-Month cooking project I’ll be doing after Thanksgiving…then moving on to Christmas planning projects!

This year, I’m going to start the Christmas Cookie Countdown a little early. I’ll be putting up that page shortly and then adding a Master Plan for a Cookie Baking Day. Every year, my friend and I pick a day and bake piles and piles of cookies. This Master Plan will help us in the weeks before the big day…we’ll be able to shop more wisely in the next few weeks and hopefully pick up things when they are on sale.

So here we gooooooo…..


If you can find Carmex at your Wal-Mart or Target for $.97 you can use this coupon to get it free or better than free! Or~if your Kmart is doubling coupon this week you should be able to use the coupon to get it free.

Thanks Money Saving Mom

No I have not abandoned you all! We’ve had many projects going on over the last few weeks and I haven’t had time to even think of a decent post! It’s suppose to be nice weather tomorrow, so I’ll be out taking pictures of what we’ve been working on to share.

What’s in the works for this next week?

  • My to-do list for the summer – I need accountabliltiy!
  • Kitchen Tip Tuesday – freezing veggies
  • Garage Sale hints & tips
  • Shopping Deals and Steals
  • Summer Recipes
  • New Products I’m trying

I look forward to getting back into the swing of thing! Starting with Menu Planning Monday (Sunday night).

Awesome deal posted at The Thrifty Mama! Check it out:
Huge Neutrogena Moneymaker at CVS + My Trip Last Night

Now that the girls are back to school and we have some “down time” I better get caught up here! We had a wonderful Easter break and lots of fun on Easter day…which I’ll post about a little later when I have the pictues on the computer.

It has been a crazy couple of weeks. We’ve been practicing for our Easter Cantata, working outside to get things ready for Spring, cleaning out bedrooms to get ready for Garage Sale season…the list seems endless! I’ve gotten back into the habit of having a baking day once a week and that has truely helped with meals and snack time. I’ve also not gone major grocery shopping for 2 weeks. We’re running pretty thin, but I think we can make it another week with only a trip for milk and a trip to the farmers market for fruit and veggies tomorrow. Not shopping for 2 weeks has helped get caught up after purchasing some pork from some friends a few weeks ago.

We have finally made a final decision about schooling next year. We will be Cyber Schooling all 3 using the Lincoln Interactive through PA Cyber School. We spent weeks deciding what to do for Alex. We were torn … we had such good memories of the girls in kindergarten – what about him? But, then we realized that he has had 2 years of preschool and has learned as much if not more than what he’ll learn at the public school next year. He loves to learn and with what we do here and what he learns at preschool, he is ahead of most kids his age. Since it’s still only 1/2 a day at our local school, we decided it wasn’t worth splitting up our day for him to go (I would have to go pick him up before lunch everyday). I also got to thinking that if I wanted to take the girls somewhere for a field trip, we would either have to be back in time to get him or make arrangements for him to go home with someone. Either way, he would be missing out on the fun!

They are all excited about it … secretly I think because they’ll get to sleep in a little bit and they ALL get their own laptop! They’re also excited because some of their good friends are either homeschooled or Cyber schooled (Matthew, Meghan, Sarah & Michael 🙂 ), and we’re planning on getting together with them a few times a month (or more!). We’ll also be able to take advantage of free swimming at the YMCA for homeschooler, spend more time at the library and have more hands-on learning activities. The girls are mostly happy about getting back to self-paced work. They’re struggling at school this year because they want to move ahead, but can’t until the other students are caught up. This has been a source of some major conflict afterschool in the last few weeks! We’re really starting to count down to the end of May now.

With that decision made, we can concentrate on other things and preparing for summer! Hopefully after this month, we’ll slow down a bit. Ben and I are going away again this weekend (separate directions thought) and Grandmal is taking care of the kids for us. Next weekend I’m attending a Ladies Retreat and am VERY excited about it! After that, I plan on spending the weekends at home…or doing something with the family.

I’ll be back in awhile with the Easter pictures!!


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