Tuesday, April 22, 2008

CVS Today

We hit CVS today. We had a money maker with SoftSoap Shower Gel. It was selling for $4.99 with $4.99 ECB back and I had a coupon. We bought the limit of 5. We will be very clean for the rest of the year. Speed Stick was selling for $3.99 with $3.99 in ECB back. Herbal Essence was B1G1 Free. It was selling for 4.29 and I had two coupons for $1 and $1.50. The boys selected M&Ms as a treat. Can you believe one candy is now $0.79! Where have I been. I used some of my big ECBs from last week in addition to the coupons. My ECBs were for $19.95 and $10.00. Total out of pocket was $0.63. I also came home with more ECBs to add to what I didn't use from last week, another $28.94. I'm getting the hang of this. I'm posting all these details for my gal friend whose name starts with D. You know, I like to protect the innocent here on my blog.

Friday, April 18, 2008

I'm a CVS Nut

Here is last week's haul from CVS. My total was $46.49 but I earned $41.45 in Extra Care Bucks. Let's hope there are some good deals in Sunday's ads so that I can flip my bucks!!

Company and BBQ

Grandpa L. came out for a visit and the boys were so excited to play with him. We spent the day mostly in the backyard, can you tell? We had BBQ and swimming time for the boys.

His Birthday Continues....

A.'s birthday continues with some packages received in the mail.

Guess what it was, money from Nana and Umpa. They are all ones which makes for a VERY fat wallet.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Kid Surplus - Clothing for Kids

I try to buy my kiddos' clothes on clearance and generally buy a size in advance to do this. I just hit the sale at Kidsurplus.com. They sell great StrideRite sneakers (the wide ones I need for R) and I also picked up some $3.00 t-shirts. Besides Kidsurplus, I normally only get good deals like this at Walmart or at the Goodwill.


Saturday, April 5, 2008

Baby Turnips and Sugar Snap Peas

It isn't often I find myself with Baby Asian Turnips and Sugar Snap Peas. This recipe sounds awesome and I'm going to cook this up tonight!

Baby Turnip and Sugar Snap Peas
1 bunch baby turnips1 C sugar snap peas, strings and stems removed2 T bread crumbs2 T butter1 T lemon zest, minced, plus some whole strands for garnish3 T scallions, chopped2 T cilantro, mincedsalt, hot sauce to taste
Wash the turnips, trim and cut them in half (peeling not necessary). Blanch about 3 minutes in rapidly boiling salted water, then remove to a collander to drain and cool. Blanch the peas about 2 minutes, then drain. In a skillet, melt the butter and toss the the turnips and peas over medium-high heat for a minute or two. Add the bread crumbs, scallions and cilantro and toss a minute or two more to brown the crumbs. Season to taste with salt and hot sauce.


Thursday, April 3, 2008


I just can't stand it when my favorite bloggers join affiliate programs and advertise to their readers. HOWEVER, I did just try Cash4Books.net and sold 4 books. I earned $40 and they picked up the shipping. I am happy to say that I received my check today. I would guess that I received the check withing two weeks of mailing the books so not too bad. Since it went so well, I thought I would share the links on my blog with full disclosure and having had a good experience with the company myself, well, perhaps I can bend the rules. In the spirit of full disclosure, the links on this blog are tied to my account so that if you do join Cash4Books.net I will earn a whopping $4.

If you see me wearing a new pair of sandals this summer you'll know where I found the money...