Saturday, January 24, 2009

My first big purchase for baby

I ran into Target this morning to get storage containers for the boys room. I peeked over at the baby clearance and found the Baby Trend Sit and Stand for $32.25 marked down from $129. They also have Baby Trend Flex Loc Car Seat for $49.00 marked down from $89.99, I plan on sending Chris out later to get it. I didn't have enough room with all the storage stuff I got.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Planning for Baby!

As I announced we are expecting in the Fall.

As a little back story we lost a baby at 20 weeks last April. We went in for our big sonogram to see if we were having a boy or a girl and to make sure all was well. The tech didn't see the heartbeat and we were told based on his size we lost him a couple of weeks ago. We went in a couple days later and I gave birth to our angel. This was and still is very sad for us and we will celebrate him on April 6 of this year.

After this happened I slowly got rid of all things baby so we have nothing accept for the crib. AS we proceed caustiously I am now searching for the best deals on double strollers, car seats and so much more. We cloth diaper so I now need a nice stash of newborn diapers and a few onesize.

Money Saving Mom has started a series on Having a Baby Without Breaking the Bank, this reminded me that I don't need all the baby gadgets that are labeled as must haves. I can't wait to read additional articles on this subject.

A great place to get cloth diapers from Work at Home Moms and used cloth diapers is

Another neat site I came across for great baby bargains is Baby Cheapskate it looks like she frequently post some good deals.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Walgreens 1/21

I went in this morning thinking I was just going to get milk and then get Anthoney from school but I saw they were fully stocked with everything I may have wanted so I went back out to the van and grabbed my coupons.
This is what I got for $3.97 out of pocket and saved $29.06
I did one transaction as follows
4 Skippy $7.96
4 Ragu $7.96
2 Mauna Loa $4.00
1 1/2 gallon milk $1.99
Total $21.91
Coupons Used
$3 off $10 Purchase (Grand Opening Coupon)
$10.00 Register Reward
$1 off 3 Ragu
$1 off 2 Skippy
$3 off 2 Mauna Loa Instant Value Coupon

Got back $10.00 Register Reward, I plan on doing the Pepsi deal again and then the Skippy/Ragu one more time.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Free Ocean Spray Light Cranberry Juice at Target DEAD DEAL


Ocean Spray Light Cranberry Juice $1.99

$1.00 off Target Coupon
$1.00 off Manufacturer

Target coupons now say one per transactions, so to get more than one you will need to do separate transactions.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Today: Chicken and Dumplings (I have left over peas and corn I need to use)
Tuesday: Beef Rollups (Thin steaks with stuffing rolled up)
Wednesday: Bag n Season Pork Chops with baked mac n cheese
Thursday: Chicken fried rice
Friday: Sloppy Joes and French Fries
Saturday: Breakfast for dinner, Pancakes or waffles, bacon, suasage and eggs
Sunday: I have chili written on my calendar but I may do a roast and veggies in the crockpot.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

We are adding to our family!!


We are excited to annouce we are expecting another baby in September! With our recent loss we are being optimistic and will enjoy every minute of this pregnancy. With the months ahead I would like to focus on prepaing for baby and being frugal about it.

Walgreen's Trip This morning

Transaction 1

6 Ragu Pasta Sauces $11.94

2 Skippy Peanut Butter $3.98


2 $1 off 3 Ragu

1 $1 off 2 Skippy

1 $3/$10 Purchase (Grand Opening Coupon)

Total Out of Pocket $9.74

Saved $11.08

Got back $10.00 Register Rewards

Transaction 2

5 Pepsi 12 Packs $15.00

1 Doritos $2.50

1 tostitos $2.50


$10.00 Register Rewards from 1st transaction

$3/$10 Purchase (Grand Opening Coupon)

Total Out of Pocket $7.72

Saved $15.47

got back $10.00 Register Rewards