Monday, September 29, 2014

Meal Plans 9/29/14

There seems to be so many people these days looking for meal ideas i.e. Pinterest anyone?  Among the millions of recipes, cooking hacks, and plate envy I thought I would share with you my weekly meal plans. I have shared HOW I meal plan and WHY but I not really gotten into all of the budget friendly and for the most part healthy meals I make. So on Mondays I will be doing my best to take you into my kitchen for the week and show you whats on our menu.

 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sunday Coupon Preview

It is Saturday again which means time for a other round of coupon inserts on Sunday. What should you expect?
3 inserts in the Washington Post totaling over $320.00!
For a full preview go to Sundaycouponpreview.com!
Have a great weekend!
-Jen

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall Wreath and Vase for $5.00

I am just miss crafty this fall! I really don't have a "DIY THUMB" but do love to have a seasonally decorated home on the cheap. My grandmother owened her own flower shop when I was younger, my dad and grandfather are wood workers so you could say I should be able to throw some decent looking pieces together. I do take that knowledge to make simple and inexpensive things but my biggest secret is the DOLLAR TREE! I heart 1 million times the Dollar Tree for so many things in my home like organization, planner supplies, party items, you name it I have tried it from there.

Today I am sharing with you my latest two projects from this fabulous store a fall wreath and vase.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Live Q & A Chat for October: Focusing on Holiday Budgeting plus surprise!

Hi everyone! I love the idea of having a live Question and Answer session with you. I wish I could chat all day about saving money and being wise stewards of finances!

The co-contributor, my behind the scene sister had an EXCELLENT idea: Themed Q&A! Why is this such a good idea?
  • This will help people know which Q&A to attend (I mean don't you really want to see them all?)
  • Everyone that is watching will have the same interest so the other questions will lend themselves to help everyone.
  • I can research and research and of course prepare for the topic which will then give YOU the best answer
Mark Your Calenders!

 On October 21st we will be getting down to the Nitty- Gritty of budgeting! Plus if you ask a live question there will be a little something special coming your way :)

How does the Q&A work Read all about it here!

I can't wait to chat with you!




Weekly Deals: CVS, Target, Dollar Tree, Walmart

This week was a good week all around! For a little over $30.00 I was able to stock up on shampoo, add some meat to my freezer, a little makeup to my small collection, and score over 200 labels plus more!

Here's how:
My first trip this week was to Target to take advantage of the Herbal Essence deal:
Herbal Essence 2/$5.00 Total $10.00
Paper mate erasable pens .68
Zipper binder pouch .28
Rimmel Stay Matte powder $3.99
Nyx concealer 4.99
Nyx eyeshadow pencil 4.49
Total 23.47

Used
2 -B2g1 free HE coupons ( Ss 9/14)
1.00/1 rimmel product (rp 8/14)
5.00 of off 20.00 beauty purchased text "BLUSH4" to target 827438
Used target Red Card
Total $13.62

Today I went to Cvs and BACK to Target (my grams needed her flu shot ;))
CVS
8 L'Oreal  Shampoo/Conditioners 2/$9.00 Bought 6 Total 27 Receive $5.00 ECB when you buy 2
3 CVS Facial washes on sale b1g1 50% off each is $5.00 when you buy 2 or more
1 CVS Facial Toner b1g1 50% off $4.99 each

I broke this up into 4 transactions to roll my CVS rewards
Trans. 1
2 L'Oreal Shampoo $9.00
use 1 $4.00/2 L'Oreal Shampoo (RP 9/14)
used $5.00 ECB
Total .54
Received $5.00 ECB
Trans. 2
 2 L'Oreal Shampoo $9.00
use 1 $4.00/2 L'Oreal Shampoo (RP 9/14)
used $5.00 ECB
Total .54
Received $5.00 ECB
Trans. 3
 2 L'Oreal Shampoo $9.00
use 1 $4.00/2 L'Oreal Shampoo (RP 9/14)
used $5.00 ECB
Total .54
Received $5.00 ECB
Trans. 4
3 CVS face Wash 2 @ 5.00 ($10.00), 1 @ 2.50 (BOGO)
1 CVS Toner 1@ $2.49 (BOGO)
Used $5.00 off 20.00 CVS beauty Purchase EMAIL
Used $5.00 in ECB from last transaction and $3.00 from previous trip
Total $21.97
Paid $2.50

Target
1lb Ground Beef $4.99
1lb Ground Pork $3.99
1 Perserving Guide $4.84
1 Oreo cookie (Not pictured)
Used Peelie coupons on page $5.00 off meat
used 5% cartwheel on ground beef
Paid $9.98



 UM You could say I am a little obsessed with the Dollar Tree but look at this amazing haul of sticker labels?! This is well over 200 labels each pack is $1.00!! If I were you I would RUN and grab as many as you can (but leave some for the next person!)

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A couple notable clearance deals
 This espresso was originally $6.99! Marked down to $1.79

Worst Picture in the world of blogging up get to Walmart to start Christmas shopping out with a BANG! Over two aisle are stocked with toy clearance!

Well that about warps up my deal shopping this week.

Tell me your favorite deals!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Meal Plans- 9/22/14

 There seems to be so many people these days looking for meal ideas i.e. Pinterest anyone?  Among the millions of recipes, cooking hacks, and plate envy I thought I would share with you my weekly meal plans. I have shared HOW I meal plan and WHY but I not really gotten into all of the budget friendly and for the most part healthy meals I make. So on Mondays I will be doing my best to take you into my kitchen for the week and show you whats on our menu.



 Here is the recipe for the Peppers and Kielbasa one of my all time favorite meals for quick and healthy!
 With Fall in the air I will be transitioning to hearty soups and making double batches of meal more often for the busy holiday season! This week I will be making a double batch of Chili Mac to freeze for a dinner in October.
For Monday prep I just made a sweet tea and unsweetened tea and a loaf of pumpkin bread for a mom's group meeting. I love having lots of goodies on hand to make when it comes time for snack days. Coupons are great for this to pick up the random treat! 



Sunday, September 21, 2014

Live Question and Answer Chat 9/24/14!!

I cordially invite you to the second Question and Answer Chat THIS Wednesday! 

Ask me anything, from the comfort of your own house! You will be able to see and hear me, but I won't be able to see or hear you! Nice, right.

I receive many questions from you awesome readers and lot's of times it would be SOOO much easier for me to explain them in person! I thought why not? Enter the Live Q&A Chat!





How it Works:
  • I will host a live Google Hangout that is powered through Google+ and Youtube. This enables EVERYONE to watch from ANYWHERE!
  • At 8:30pm est I will post a picture and the link to the live event to our Facebook wall. To join just click on the link and BAM! Live event
  • To have your question answered ask it under the picture and link post. All live question will be answered live (until time runs outs). 
  • Can't make it to the live event submit your question in the comment section below or by Facebook Message. After the live questions are answered I will go to the previous submitted answers.

You can see the very first Q&A here

What to ask:
You can ask me anything really from how I save money with coupons, How to set up your first budget, to how I pack lunches to how old I am or if I plan to work outside the house. I can do my best to answer questions about your budget, Christmas ideas and more!

Some other questions I get
*How do I budget for unexpected expenses
* What do I need to start saving money and getting ahead
* How do you only spend 175.00 a month on groceries for a family of 4
* Is credit always bad
* How To... Should I....

 * Do you pay for extra curricular activities

How do I watch live:

1 Subscribe to my Youtube channel (be sure to check out all of the videos I posted if you do and say hi). Then at 8:30pm look for the live event to pop up, click on it and watch live.
3. Wait for me to post the link to the live event on my Facebook page. Click on the link and enjoy!



This event is going to be very fun and informal so please don't feel embarrassed to join or to ask any questions! 

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