Friday, May 15, 2009


I'm moving to:

Please come visit me!! Updates to the site will be coming soon :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Another organizing resource

Organized Home offers some great printable forms to help organize your life. I'm a big fan of planning ahead and highly suggest trying this, especially for meals.

I save so much time and money planning ahead for what I am going to eat. It stops me from running through the drive through on a night when I'm just too tired to cook.

I also organize my shopping trips and have coupons in hand before I shop. I put my coupons in an envelope (the reply envies that come in the mail are the best) and write my list on the back. This helps ensure:

  1. I use the coupons I have, especially the good ones
  2. I don't forget anything
  3. I can stop really quick even if I wasn't planning on it because I'm organized

Menu Plan Monday

Ok I know its Sunday night but I always think ahead! If you have not visited I highly recommend it. Menu Plan Monday is just how it sounds, you plan your meals for the week! Her site links to 300 other blogs who also plan their meals, great place for ideas!

Here is a template to help you plan you meals!!! I'm doing this for 2 reasons, 1. because I love to plan and 2. because I need to plan. If I don't plan my meals, this means a stop for fast food which I don't need! I also do not want to spend the money on it given I have a huge stockpile for a single person!

I will show my lunch and dinner plans because I take my lunch to work each day and this will keep me on track. Keep in mind, I'm just feeding myself here so some nights won't be that creative because I have limited time or I'm just plain tired!!!

Here is my plan for the week:

Lunch: Leftover hamburger from the grill and fresh sweet corn, bananna
Dinner: Chicken salad sandwhich, some form of fruit

Lunch: Mexican wraps (rice, salsa, chicken, & black beans all mixed together to marinate), banana
Dinner: PB & Jelly, mango, chips & salsa

Lunch: frozen Kashi meal
Dinner: Mexican wraps (again)

Lunch: beef & noodles (made the night before with items from freezer)
Dinner: Mexican wraps (yet again). I told you I don't get that creative!

Lunch: office lunch (we usually eat out on Fridays for lunch)
Dinner: Leftovers! I'll be too lazy too cook so I'll scrounge around for what I call 'scraps' a mix of things leftover from the week :)


Gardening is one of my favorite summer hobbies. I've always loved gardening, even as a kid. I love it more now because I can grow my own food. Not only does this save me money, its a lot of fun too!!

I have a 10x10 plot at the community garden in our neighborhood. It costs $20 to rent it for the year (well worth it to me).

This year i have tomatoes, zucchini, squash, onions, hot peppers and 1 green pepper plant. Green peppers never do well for me. Not sure why. I bought a hearty looking plant so I'll see what happens with it, although I'm not getting my hopes up! I would like to plant garlic too but haven't found it anywhere.

I have also found a new love for growing herbs. I grow them in containers on my porch. They are great to cook with and smell delicious! This year I have basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, cilantro, chives, lemon, catnip and stevia.

I also love flowers so here is my herb/flower garden on my porch!

Kmart Doubles - 4/19/09

I'm a little late in posting this but I did pretty good at the last Kmart doubles, they doubled up to $4!!! Thats right! A $4 coupon became $8!!! I was in heaven!

I got:

Total before coupons $233.xx. After coupons $25.17.

5- 12 pks mt dew
5- bags yesterdays news cat litter
2- 12 pks of cottonelle
4- olay body wash
3- dove heat therapy spray
2-phisoderm face wash
2-vaseline lotion
5-clairol hair color
6- suave shampoo/conditiner
2-venus razors
4-barilla pasta
2-v8 fusion
1 sun chips
5- cat treats
1-air wick imotion
2- renuzit crystal elements
3- kraft salad dressing
1-vitamin water

I'd say this is probably my best trip with doing kmart doubles.
Since I work full time now, I didn't have the time to go as much as I wanted. I am also getting to the point where I don't need much more or I will be out of room!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Free KFC Meal!

Free KFC 2 pc meal with sides!

Wanted to pass this coupon along, it won't last long. Here are the details

Coupon available for printing from 9am CDT 5/5/09 to 9:59pm CDT 5/6/09. Coupon is redeemable at participating KFC® locations in the U.S. from 5/5/09 to 5/19/09, excluding 5/10/09.

You get:

2 pcs Grilled Chicken
2 sides
1 biscuit

great free meal!