Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I've moved!

Well, the new blog is ready a little earlier than I thought it might be!  I decided I needed to narrow the focus of my blog a little bit, and with the help of someone with a little more design experience than me, I proudly present my new blog:

Little Green House

Little Green House

 Go check it out, I hope you'll all find your way over and continue to follow me!

You know you're a coupon nerd when...

You get excited that the cashier at Office Max doubled the $5/25 coupon since we were buying $50+ worth of school items for my biology teaching husband's class....and we got a 20% discount on top of that!  There are a few, and I mean very few, perks out there for teachers. :) Right, Nick?

Dinner Menu

Sorry I haven't put up a dinner menu in weeks!  We've been traveling here and there, and everywhere, and blogging became sporadic...thus no menus.  I am super close to my blog makeover being complete, and I'm really excited about it!  I'll give you a hint about it: it will be green. In more ways than one. :)

Anyway, here's the menu plan for this week...we both have a good many evening gigs this week, so leftovers are going to serve an important role as they are super fast to fix!

Sunday- Spinach Ravioli
Tuesday-Honey Orange Basil Chicken w/ corn on the cob and fruit
Wednesday-Leftover pasta primavera from Saturday
Thursday-Leftover chili or ravioli
Friday-Girls night out with my college roommates!

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Month-New Coupons!

Another month of summer down is a bummer...but that means we're a little closer to some cooler weather!  These high 90's every day are killer!  Anyway, since it's a new month, all the coupon companies have reset their printables.  Here are some of my faves on coupons.com....print what you want before they disappear!

$0.75/1 any flavor Yoplait Frozen Smoothie 
$0.75/1 Chex cereal 
$0.75/1 Kashi Frozen EntrĂ©e or Pizza Product 
$0.50/1 28 oz. or larger Bisquick Baking Mix OR Complete Pancake & Waffle Mix 
$0.50/1  any flavor/variety Nature Valley Granola Thins 
$0.50/1 any variety Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough 
$0.50/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls OR Grands! Sweet Rolls 
$0.50/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls 
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza Crust, Breadsticks, Loaves or Dinner Rolls 

CVS 8/1

How can it be August already?  Where did the summer go?  Alas, it's the start of another school year for my biology teaching husband...

But, while he is at school preparing for his students, I  went out to do some shopping this morning since I'd been gone the last week.  I made out pretty well, and will post my trips to CVS, Kroger and Publix all separately.  First up, CVS. And no, still not pregnant, but I have a bunch of friends who are, so I'm stocking up for all the baby showers in the next 6 months!
Total before coupons & store sales: $21.77
Total after coupons & store sales: $8.28
Savings: 62%

Transaction #1:
Pampers Swaddlers @ $8.99 (regularly $10.99)
    -$2/1 Pampers Swaddlers found in 7/31 SS
Final Price: $6.99+ .63 tax=$7.62
Received $1 ECB

Transaction #2:
Just the Basics Diapers on clearance @ $1.49 (orig. $5.99)
    -$1 ECB from previous transaction
Final Price: .49

Reach Total Care Floss on clearance @ .99 (orig. $3.99)
    -$1/1 found HERE
Final Price: FREE!

Total price: .49+.17tax=.66

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Super H Mart

My savings today comes from a store some of you might not have heard of--Super H Mart.  It is geared more to Asian families and carries many items I've never even seen, much less heard of!  But, they do have good prices on produce, and I received a coupon book from them in the mail this week which made for some awesome deals!
Total before coupons: $22.12
Total after coupons: $12.94
Savings: 42%

(2) Simply Orange @ $3.49 each, so $6.98 total
     -Get 2 Simply Orange for $5
Final Price: $2.50 each, or $5 total

1.98 lb's Pork Spare Ribs @ $7.95 ($2.99/lb)
     -Get Ribs @ $1.99/lb
Final Price: $3.95

Pineapple @ .99 (orig. $2.49 w/o coupon)
(2) Red Leaf Lettuce @ .99 (orig. $1 w/o coupon)

.52 lbs Broccoli @ .99/lb
    -no coupon
Final Price: .51

Green Pepper @ $1.79/lb
    -no coupon
Final Price: .45

Cantaloupe @ .99 (orig. $2.49 w/o coupon)

.20 bag credit (2 bags)

Friday, July 22, 2011


Not really...just veggies from the garden.  I have really been trying to incorporate veggies and herbs from the garden into our dinners, and so far it's been going pretty well.  I'm made homemade marinara sauce, used the Sweet 100's in salad and pasta, thrown basil and oregano in EVERYTHING, and even used a couple of green/red peppers.  We are already thinking about what we want for next year's garden, as it has certainly been nice to just walk outside and grab any or all of those things for FREE. :)  Here are a few pictures of the veggies before they got used the other night...

 And a few from the garden itself...