Thursday, August 9, 2012

Frugal Friday & Features

This week has been pretty crazy. It's the last week with everyone home. D is going back to work officially next week, but he's been at school setting up his classroom this week.

I'm kind of glad to be getting my house back to myself! That means more time to work on the assorted projects I've been putting off.

I know you can't tell from where you're sitting, but I have a huge smile on my face. Several of my projects were featured on blogs recently. In case you missed them, here they are:

How to Clean with Baking Soda:

Featured at:
House of Hepworths (Yeah, I'm dancing around the house for this one!)
How to Make Vinegar Cleaners NOT stinky:

featured at: 

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls 

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Now on to why some of the rest of you are check out my grocery store savings. This week, I had a whopping $50 to spend! I will probably make one more trip to the store with the rest of my $15 grocery budget. That's right.... I spent just $35...and that includes a trip to the dollar store for bread.

My total, including TAX at Publix this week was just $28

2 bagelfuls .35/1 X2
ocean spray juice $1/1
8 boxes fruit snacks .50/1 X8
2 body wash .50/1 X2
2 lawry's marinades .50/1 X2
2 Combos $1/2
2 Goldfish crackers $1/2
mac n cheese
hot dogs
2 batter blasters (for scout camp) .50/1 X2
3 Pepsi B2G1 Free sale
EXPENSIVE ice cream

Used $5/$30 WD X2

The store was completely out of the free deodorant, so I had to use filler items like ice cream to reach my total to use my coupons. So I consider the ice cream a freebie. ;)

With the kids going back to school, my lunch menus are going to be changing I'm trying to stock up on snacky lunch foods now when they are on sale.



  1. I wish you would buy better food for your family. I know you get it cheaply but packaged food is awful for you. Fresh fruits and veggies are so important.

    1. Thats the awesome part about having a garden! I don't have to buy that stuff at the store! In the off season for my garden, I go to the farmers market. If you go back to some of my posts I share how I get great deals even at the farmers market.

    2. How rude! I think if you have an opinion like that, you should definitely keep it to yourself! She's being nice by replying the way she did, but your comments are ridiculous. Let her buy whatever she wants. That's the beauty of you having your OWN can buy them WHATEVER you want!


Thanks and have a great day!