Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A "Can't Get Out of Bed Day"... ugghh

  Well it's Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, and I've been in bed for an entire 24 hours (exeptions: bathroom, and cooking 3-15 minute or less meals for the family). Today I'm supposed to be baking 2 deserts and I still feel like poop. For starters the Dysautonomia is acting crazy bad and making my whole body feel out of sorts and at odds with itself. I also am aching like crazy from not being able to do more than lay down for an entire day. It's strange how laying down for so long can cause such muscle aches!
   But I do have every intention of getting up, getting a shower (must do this before Eric goes to work, or all bets are off due to the blackout risk being higher when I feel bad), and getting those 2 deserts made. They are actually pretty simple I think. On a hunch that I might be feeling bad this week based on how I felt last week, I decided against fixing anything complicated for family gathering on tomorrow. Instead I am going to with Pumpkin Spice Bread and a lb 1/2 of fudge. I had coupons for both of the kits, so that made it even more appealing. Add that to the fact that EVERYTHING I need for them is in the box, already measured for me... well that's an added bonus. The only things I think I have to add that do not come pre-measured are like Oil, eggs, and milk or something like that. So it should be fairly simple, not energy zapping, if I can only just get out of this bed and be able to do it. I did get up and pour the kitties some food. Was kind of hard to ignore them when I had 3 pairs of eyes staring me down while they sat on me in my sleep. Thankfully the older cat we have was outside and her meowing wasn't part of the wake up process, as it's a LOUD and harsh sounding meow. Can be quite alarming if she gets up on the edge of the bed and close to your face!
   So my plan for today. Somehow find enough energy to get out of bed and stay upright long enough to get a shower, cook lunch, and bake those deserts. Doesn't sound to hard? Well you don't have Dysautonomia slowing you down like a movie in slow, slow, slow motion. My orthostatic intolerance and Tachycardia when I'm upright is off the charts as well as the blood pooling for the last couple days. On my back is pretty much the only place I don't feel as woozy. But as soon as Eric wakes up (worked the late shift last night) I am going to attempt to get things done, with his help of course! So that's what's up with me today. I'm praying and hoping that tomorrow is a better day, because I was really sick on the holidays last year, and it would be so nice to not be sick on them this year!
Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow everyone!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Good morning to all those who drag themselves across my page to see what I've done, how I'm feeling, and any other reason you may be here! Thanks for always dropping buy. It make me feel as if I do have a small place in this world where my voice is heard.  Today I'm thinking about Thanksgiving.  Most everyone this time of year at some point and time between Nov. 1 and Turkey Day Nov. 25 has given at least a second of thought of what they are thankful for. We can't help it. It's in our nature to do this.
Starting back in Elementary School we were asked to write little sentences on what we were thankful for, or rather say what we were thankful for while a teach filled in our answers in a very neat print in Kindergarten and then once we became able to spell and write for ourselves, our parent's no longer got the nice neat legible print but rather that childlike scrawl usually on the old "Thankful Turkey".

So from a very young age we're taught to spout off a list of what we're thankful for. Then we grow older, and this wonderful networking online becomes available at our fingertips literally, and you get the "pass around" statuses. You know what they are! And of course Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without the old "I'm thankful for..." routine. But when we are older we get to post EVERY DAY something new that we're thankful for. lol  Now don't get me wrong, I'm not against being thankful, just the opposite in fact. I have way to much to be thankful for and my gratitude for these things are never ending. I'm thankful for the fact that Jesus died for my sins. I'm thankful that I accepted His gift of salvation. I'm thankful for my parents, my sister, my husband, his parents, my children, and even my pets who are constantly making a mess (the kittens just knocked an entire can of soda over spilling it onto my coupon and sales papers... big mess, big no no with the whole coupon sales papers getting soda spilled onto them, but still love those little girls!). I'm thankful that I'm up and walking this year without the assistance of that snazzy blue walker I had last year (see photo, just a tad of it shows in the lower left corner because I was actually sitting on the seat of it). I'm thankful for many things but these things are at the top of the list.  Anyway, my point today is that we're so set in our ways of listing our "thankful for" items down on paper or screen. Do we actually take the time to tell those we're thankful for that they were in our list this year? And not just in November, the month of giving thanks, but EVERY DAY! Just a quick glance into my thinking this morning!  I do hope that we all remember to tell our family and friends that we love them and are thankful for their presence in our lives every day. Sometimes we take it for granted that everyone knows how appreciative of them we are, how thankful for them, and how much we love them. And even though those closest to us may know this, it's nice to be reassured more than once a year! So give thanks during turkey month, and every other month of the year! Happy Thanksgiving everyone, thanks for reading my little piece of thought property in the world, and I hope you have a marvelous week with those you love surrounding your day with joy!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Grocery Shopping - November 19, 2010

Today I only went to Winn Dixie. I still need a few things, so possibly still a Publix and/or Rite Aid (would love to finally make a RiteAid run) and I know an Aldi trip is a must for their low cost of Bread and Milk.

So here is a photo of what I got today at Winn Dixie followed by a breakdown of the prices (reg, sale, after coupon). Not a bad day if I must say so myself! Oh, and one thing. I used the $4 off a ButterBall Turkey when you buy 4 of certain products (I bought the stovetop and crescent rolls) and when she rang up my coupon instead of $4 off, I got the ENTIRE NON SALE amount of the turkey off! So my $4 coupon became 16.31 off! That was exciting :D

1-Edy's Butterfinger Ice Cream
 1-Edy's Fudge Tracks Ice Cream
    Reg. 5.89 - Sale BOGO= 2.95 each
    Coupons - $1/2 = Total 4.90 (2.45 each)
 4-Hungry Man Meals
     Reg. 4.39 each - Sale BOGO = 2.19 each
     Coupons - (4) $2/1 = Total .19c each
10-Totino's Pizza Rolls 15ct box
      Reg. 2.00 each - Sale 10 for $10
      Coupons (1) .40/2 & (2) .50/4 = 2 @ .60c each & 8 @ .75c each
 4-Buitoni Pasta
     Reg. 4.99 - Manager Markdown - 1.75 each
10-Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers
      Reg - 2.44 - Sale 10 for $10
      Coupons - (5) .50/2 = .50c each
 2-John Morell Off the Bone Lunch meat
     Reg. 3.99 each - Markdown $3 off = .99c each
 3- Betty Crocker Pouch Cookie Mix
     Reg. 2.79 each - Sale 3/$5 (1.66 each)
     Coupons - (3) .40/1 = .86c each
 1-Winn Dixie Sweet Tea
     Reg. 2.50 - Sale 1.79
 4-Kraft Shredded Cheese
     Reg. 3.69 - Sale BOGO= 1.84 each
 1-Butter Ball Frozen Turkey (10.26lbs)
     Reg. 16.31 (1.59lb )  = Sale 10.16 (.99lb)
     Reg. 1.99 - SALE BOGO = $1 each
     Coupons - $1/2 =.50c each
 2-Welch's Grape Jam
     Reg. 2.69 - Sale 2/$4.00
 2-Reynold's Slow Cooker Liners
     Reg. 2.39
     Coupons - $1 off = 1.39 each
 2-French's Fried Onions
     Reg. 3.99 - Sale 2.99
     Coupons - (2) .50/1 = 1.99 each
 3-Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
     Reg. 2.29 - Sale 3/$5.00
     Coupon .50/2 = 1.33 each
 6-SeaBest Shrimp Box
     Reg. 5.99 - Sale BOGO = 3.00each
     Coupon - (6) 1.00 off = 2.00 each
 6-Glide Floss
     Reg. 3.99 - Sale .99
     Coupon - .75/1 = .24 each
 1-Martha White Yellow Corn Meal
     Reg. 2.99  Sale 2.50
 1-Kraft Hickory BBQ
     Reg. 1.99
     Coupon .50/1 = .99c
 6-Carnation Evaporated Milk
     Reg. 1.25 - Sale 1.00
     Coupon .50/2 = .50 each
 2-Eagle Brand Condensed Milk
     Reg. 2.49  Sale - 2.00
     Coupon (2) .55/1 = 1.45 each
 2-French's Worsterchire Sauce
     Reg. 1.69
     Coupon (2) .50/1 - .69c each
 2-Peter Pan Peanut Butter
     Reg. 2.39
     Coupon (2) .50/1 = 1.39 each
 2- Carnation 1.5 lb Fudge Making Kits
      Reg. 4.99
      Coupons (2) $1off or .50/1 (either way it was a $1 off) = 3.99 each
 1-Pumpkin Bread Kit
     Reg. 4.99
     Coupons (same as above) = 3.99each

Ok, my total BEFORE sales and coupons was 262.45! Here are 2 photos of my receipt.
This one is what I paid - $100.87!!!

This one shows my savings broken down.
 So not a bad shopping experience I'd think :) I'm proud of it anyway. Not being able to work, saving my family money like this makes me feel like I've contributed something. So, that's it for today. I do know one thing. Saving money is great, but it does take effort. It takes me a couple days to just sort and clip the coupons, then sometimes another day just to get them in their correct section in my binder. And then it's already time to get online and check out SouthernSavers website and others for the best deals and to pull those coupons and get everything ready so that on Friday I'll be ready to go to the store and point Eric in the right direction. I honestly couldn't do any of this without Eric. He's a great help so some of the credit for these savings goes to him. Without his help, all I'd be able to do is clip a coupon! LOL I'm not able to drive, so he gets to play chauffeur. I can't do hardly any of the bending and grabbing items from the shelves, so he's pointed here and there to get this or that, checking labels, brands, sizes, etc. I can't push the cart after the first few things are added, so he gets to push the cart with my giant coupon binder sitting in the baby seat of And he gets to carry an envelope so he can scout for tear-pads, blinkies, and So if you read this, give Eric a congrats on a job well done too :)  Happy Shopping!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Video Hearing for Disability

In 24 hours I'll be in a room, attending my video hearing for my Disability Case. I'm as nervous as all get out, not to mention sick with normal stuff and Dys this week. The added nerves and stress aren't helping me at all. I'm just laying here on the couch, trying to feel a little better, and suddenly I think, What do I wear to this thing? Anyone who's met me knows I'm strictly jeans and t-shirts unless someone's died and there's a funeral. So just the idea of having to dress outside my comfort zone is hard on me. Crazy, I know. But I'm thinking I'll wear my khakis and a button up that I bought from JC Penneys a couple months ago. It's comfy, and I can wear sandals which is even better considering I get too hot all the time.
I'm really confused by everything though. I had expected that I'd meet the lawyer before the day of the hearing. It didn't help that I was told I'd not be in a court room for at least another year, and the very next week I received packet after packet in the mail stating I had a video hearing scheduled just 2 short weeks away! So, I figure one of two things will happen. 1. My lawyer is VERY good at what he does, and doesn't need the extra time to prove my case because I really am sick. or 2. I'll get denied and have to file an appeal and start all over, but the upside to that is if I have to go that route, I have my lawyer already  But I'm still counting on option 1, well that and a LOT of prayers being prayed by myself, family, and friends. Anyway, just wanted to put a post up about tomorrow. I think I need to rest a bit for now. Just not feeling well and cooking lunch took a LOT of my energy store and used it up. I still have another 9 hours at least before the kids are asleep so I have a long way to go today. Need all the rest I can get in before Eric heads to work and leaves it with me. So until at least tomorrow, have a good day, a blessed day, and be happy in the Lord!

Lunch - Cheese Manicotti

Ok, well a few have asked for this recipe. I can't remember where I found it but I'm still tweaking it to get it to my families taste preferences. Using different cheeses, subbing spaghetti sauce for cheese sauce, etc. Still haven't got it so that the whole family likes it, but I've accomplished 3 out of 4, and that's not bad considering that the one in disagreement is our pickiest eater! So here's a picture of lunch today. 
The dish on the left was prepared following the recipe with the exception of today I didn't add ham to it. 
The dish on the right was prepared exactly the same EXCEPT where it asked for cheese sauce on the bottom and top, I used a Veggie Spaghetti Sauce. 
And my Breadsticks, just the Boxed New York Brand, but they are yummy :D
Here's the Recipe.
Ham stuffed cheese manicotti
Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 70 minutes


14 manicotti pasta shells
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced (I subbed in Garlic Powder to taste)
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup butter or olive oil
1-2 cups cooked cubed ham
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (I've used mozarella, Colby/Jack, Mexican blend, and they are good too.)
6 Tbsp. butter or olive oil
6 Tbsp. flour
3 cups milk
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook manicotti as directed on package. Drain, rinse in cool water and set aside. Meanwhile, cook onion, garlic, and green bell pepper in 4 Tbsp. butter or olive oil until tender. Add ham and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Stir in 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese.
In another heavy saucepan, cook 6 Tbsp. butter or olive oil until foamy. Stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture bubbles, about 3 minutes. Add milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until sauce thickens. Stir in cheese. Mix 1/4 of cheese sauce with ham mixture.

Fill manicotti shells with ham mixture (your fingers work best for this; it's messy, but most efficient). Spread about 1/2 cup cheese sauce in greased 13x9" glass baking dish and arrange filled shells over sauce. If there is any leftover stuffing, just sprinkle it over the filled shells. Pour remaining cheese sauce over filled manicotti. At this point the casserole can be cooled in the refrigerator, then wrapped and frozen up to 3 months. To thaw and reheat, thaw casserole overnight in refrigerator, then uncover, sprinkle with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and bake at 350 degrees F for 40-50 minutes. If not freezing casserole, sprinkle with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes until bubbly. Serves 8
Enjoy! And if you cook this differently and like the results, leave me a message and let me know. Like I said I'm still looking for that perfect recipe for my family and this dish!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mid-Week Grocery Trip

Today was an out of the norm shopping trip for me. Usually we go on the weekend, typically a Fri., but I needed milk and cheese. Not sure how I didn't plan for enough cheese when I made my 2 week list of needed stuff, but oh well. So we run to town and stop at Publix on the way home. I got my milk at ALDI since it's cheaper there. 2 gallons for about 5 bucks. So I didn't get all the sales this week because like I said, Friday's our day, but I did get what I pretty much knew might be wiped out before I go on Friday as well as a few other things I had good buys on. So here's what we got.

2 packs Kraft Shredded Cheese - Sale - BOGO. Saved - 2.78 = total spent 4.00 (no coupons)
4 Macaroni Grill Frozen Entrees - Reg. 7.99. Coupons - Publix BOGO and 4 Manufacturer 1.50 off each one. Total saved 21.98 - Cost per bag - 2.50 !! And they are very good meals, perfect for me and hubby! Not bad for an item not on sale!
2 Jars Ragu Sauce - Sale BOGO - 1.50 each. No coupon :/
3 Bags Birds Eye frozen Corn. - Reg. 1.79. Sale 50% off = .89 a bag. Coupon - 1.00/3  = Total 0.56  per bag
6 Jars Mount Olive Pickles (variety of different kinds) - Reg 2.79 - Sale BOGO - Coupons .50/1 (doubled) = Cost per jar - .39 and .40!!!
2 3pk Ziplock Twist and Lock Bowls - Reg 5.00 - Sale BOGO - Coupons - Manuf. 1.50/2 and Publix (2) 1.00/1 - Price before coupons for 2 - 5.00 - After coupons - 2 for 1.50 or .75 each pk.
2 Birds Eye SteamFresh  Veggies  Reg. 2.27  Sale BOGO no coupons so 1.13 each.
2 Breakstone Sour Cream - Reg. 2.15  Sale 2 for 2.00 Coupons .55 off each. - paid .45 c each
4 Boxes Betty Crocker 3cheese Potatoes - Reg. 1.69  - Sale BOGO - coupons .50/2 doubled - Paid .35 and .34 c per box
2 Gen Mills Cheerios with Berries - Reg 4.29. Sale 50% = 2.15 Coupon 1.00/2 - = 1.65 per box
7 Bic Lighters  Reg. 3.49  Sale BOGO Coupons 1.50/1  - Cost for each lighter .25 each!!!
2 Nestle Refridgerated Cookie Doughs - Reg. 3.29 - Sale BOGO - Coupons .75/1 = 90c each

TOTAL for everything Before sales and coupons = 133.88
Total Savings (Store coupons, Store sales, and Manuf. coupons) - 92.96
Total Spent - 40.92!!!
Now I think that's a pretty good day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Definition of Me

This is my motto :D Love this song and the lyrics to it! Enjoy!

Everybody's got an opinion
Of what they want me to be
Everybody's got a condition
That I may never meet

So tired of looking in the mirror
It always says the same thing
I want to be about something different
Something more than the mirror can see

Like joy, peace
Alive in me
When it comes to my identity

I want the love
I want the light
I want the beauty
On the inside
I want the one that you can't see
To be the definition of me
More than the face
More than the girl
More than the voice
More than the world
I want the truth that I believe
To be the definition of me

Pretty is cool for a minute
But it always fades away
Trends are hot for a second
They'll be gone the very next day

So before you get lost in the moment
Let's get one thing clear
Only love will last forever
That's the reason that we're here

It's up to you
'Cause everybody's looking
Who do you want them to see?


They say I'm cute with the boots
And the trendy attire
You kinda reminiscent
of a younger Mariah
But do they see beyond what I got,
what I rock
They'd be shocked if they knew it was
my soul that was hot
Hot boys don't affect my own self respect (no)
And neither do the magazines and vanity tests
Yo Disa make a list
Who's fly and what's next
Start if off with love, joy, peace
And end it with blessed


**I do not own the rights to Freedom. All credit goes to Mandisa and Sparrow Records.**

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Wednesday Song Day

Ok, Ok... I missed wednesday Song day, maybe more than once, not But in my defense, last Wednesday I was blacking out and having the seizure episodes and felt just plain horrible all week! This week, I felt horrible, but it took all that I had to get myself and the girls ready for church, so that's what happened :) Anyway, I was listening to my IPOD tonight while cleaning and a great song I'd forgotten I loaded started up. And for once, I REALLY really HEARD what it was saying! It's a great song that Mandissa sings called Not Guilty. So, take a listen (or if you can't listen just read the lyrics!) 

Ok now that you've listened to it... or read it... ISN'T THAT AMAZING! Think about it. It just blows my mind that regardless of all that I've done wrong in my past, as long as I've accepted Christ as my personal Savior, that on the day when I stand before Him, I can be told NOT GUILTY! And it's not that I've not done wrong in my life, it's that the blood of Christ has covered the sins I've committed because of the selfless and giving act that Jesus did so long ago! I don't know about you, but man when I think about what He's done for me, then I just wanna dance! Granted, physically I can't always get my shout on because of this stupid thing called Dys, but you know what I mean :D  Anyway, I was just reminded today that no matter the day I'm having, no matter how crummy I feel, no matter how physically and emotionally drained and sick I am it's nothing like being beaten, crowned with a crown made of woven thorns. Nothing like being stripped of all dignity, a heavy cross thrown across the back that's all bloody and torn. Nothing like dragging that heavy cross through a crowd who's spitting and jeering CRUCIFY HIM!  It's nothing like falling to the ground from the beating, the loss of blood, the agony of the weight of the cross on a bloodied back. It's nothing compared to hanging with a nail through each hand and feet, body weight pulling against the piercings while being hoisted up in the air scantily clad for all to see. It's nothing compared to having a sword thrust in the side. It's nothing compared to dying for people you haven't even met!  No matter WHAT I face on a daily basis from this disease, it's nothing compared to the price my Savior paid for me.
It's worth a thought, ya know! We often don't think realistically of what Jesus went through for us, and we just blindly through it all back in His face as we choose to live a life that He died to save us from. Sure the movie Passion of the Christ came out and we were all thrown back and shocked at the painful and truthful depiction of what really happened. We were all suddenly so grateful and awakened by what we'd seen depicted in a movie. But like always, we eventually fall back into our "comfortable" way of living. And often times we forget just what Christ did. Sure we know he died for us, but do we always sit and really REALLY think on just what it was He did? Maybe we should! After all, He did ALL that so that we can be Not Guilty on Judgement Day! How about you? Will you be Guilty? or Not Guilty?  And remember, no matter what your day is like, it's nothing like Christ's day was the day He died for you!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Grocery Shopping - November 5, 2010

My first stop was Dollar General. Not necessarily any good deals, but I got some things I needed so it wasn't a bust. Mostly I wanted to check out how shopping with coupons felt there... here's my opinion- Unless I can get items pennies on the dollar or free, I most likely won't go back. For one thing, I had 2 coupons for Nivea products. One of the coupons was for 2 Nivea body wash, and the other was for 1 bottle. So I had 3 bottles, all the same but my 1 bottle coupon wouldn't scan. Which sucks, and now that I've thought about it, I should have just did a separate transaction to get the good deal on it. And the register tape at this store doesn't print out the 5 off 25 coupons either. But anyway. So here's what I got and what I spent along with what I saved at Dollar General.

2- Kellogg's Cinnabon Cereal  - Price 2.00 each - Coupon $1/2 = $3.00 for both boxes.
1- pack DG Brand 8.5oz Styrofoam cups 60ct - no coupon - 1.00
1-32oz Gatorade - reg price _ $1.10 Sale 1.00
2- 32oz White Vinegar - .85 each
2- Bags Brown Sugar - 1.50 each = 3.00
2- Jars Garlic Powder - .50 each = 1.00
1- box Electrasol Powerball - 2.85 - Coupon for 1.50 = 1.35
1- 10oz Soy Sauce - 1.35
2- Nivea Body Wash - 2.75each - coupon 3.00 off 2 = 1.25 each
1- White Rain Citrus Shampoo - 1.00
1- White Rain Citrus Conditioner - 1.00
1- Bic Comfort 3pk razors - 3.25 - Coupon 2.00 = 1.25
2- Dollar General Toilet Tissue - 1.00 each = 2.00
1- 5lb Bag Gold Medal All Purpose Flour - 2.35 - Sale - 1.50
1 - 16lb bag Pedigree Dry Dog Food - 10.00 - Coupon 2.00 off = 8.00
3- 3.5lb 9lives complete Cat Food - 3.75 each Coupon 1.00 off each - 2.75/bag
1- 20oz Dr Pepper - 1.35 (20oz drinks are such a rip-off!)
1- 3pk Dollar General paper towels 1.75

Next Store was Aldi. Can't use coupons there but they have the best prices on milk, chicken breast, and tilapia as well as other products. Here's what I got.
24pk - Cola - 3.89
12pk- RootBeer - 1.99
2 loaves Bread - .79 each
2 boxes Chicken flavored Rice - .69 each
4 cans Italian Diced Tomatoes - .49 each
2 Boxes Penne Rigate Pasta - .89 each
1-8 individually wrapped pks of 4 - Peanut Butter and Cheese Crackers - .99
1-box Graham Crackers - 1.25
2- bags of Wavy Potato Chips - 1.29 each
1- Large jar of Lemon Juice - 1.89
1- Bag 11qty Tilapia Filets - 5.99
1- Bag Boneless Chicken Breast - 5.99
5- Cheese Pizzas - .99 each
2- Gal 2% milk - 2.59 each
2- Jars Pasta Sauce (1meat and 1 Traditional) - 1.19 each
1- Bananas - 1.40
1- Bag Sweet Onions - 1.99
1- 3pk Green Bell Peppers - 1.49
1- Bag Granny Smith Apples - 2.49
2- Doz large Eggs - 1.09 each
4- Paper Bags- .24
TOTAL 60.45

Trip to Publix was the most rewarding. I had my list, coupons, and everything all ready to go so I knew for the most part what I was going to buy and how many of each to get. So here's my list for Publix.

4- 64oz V8 Splash (2 Tropical - 2 Fruit Medley) - Reg. 3.39, Sale BOGO, Coupon $1/2 = .92c each
4- Green Giant Cut Green Beans - Reg. 1.29, Sale BOGO, Coupons .50/2 = .14c each
4- 4pk of Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt - Reg. 2.50, Sale BOGO, Coupons .50/1 = .25 each
6- 64oz Welch's Essential Juice (assorted flavors) - Reg.3.25, Sale BOGO, Coupons 1.00/1 = .63 each
2- cans Bush's Grillin' Beans (Ranchero) - Sale 3 for 5.00 or 1.67 each, Coupons $1/1 = .67 each
4- 15oz Tubs Country Crock Butter - Reg. 1.99, Sale BOGO, Coupons .50/1 = ALL FREE!
2- 44ct Solo Paper Plates - Reg. 2.89, Sale 2.19, Coupons 2 - .75/1 and 1 Target for $1/2 = .94 each
2 - NewYork Texas Toast Breadsticks - Reg. 2.39, Sale 50% off (1.19) , Coupons .50/1 = 19c each
3- New York DipNStick with sauce - Reg 3.29, Sale 50%off (1.64), Coupons .40/1 = 84c each
2- New York Texas Toast (cheese) - Reg. 3.29, Sale 50% off (1.64), Coupons .50/1 = .64c each
4- Quaker Rice Cakes (2 Caramel Corn, 1 Cheddar, 1 Ranch) Reg. 2.99, Sale BOGO, Coupons 1.00/2=  $1 each
4- Kraft Homestyle Deluxe - 1.99 each, Coupons BOGO and $2/2 from Target - .50each
4- Athenos Crumbled Feta Cheese (3 dif kinds) 4.59, Coupons BOGO =  2.29 each
2- Kraft Marshmallows - 2.39 each - coupons .50/2 = 1.89 each
2- 44ct Glad Drawstring Tall Kitchen Bags - Reg 4.89, Sale 3.99, Coupons - 2 Target- $1/1 and 2 Manuf. - .75/1 = 2.24 each
2- TGI Friday Skillet Meals 5.99 each, Coupons - $2/1 and Target $4/2 =  3.00 each
1- Kraft Honey Hickory BBQ - Reg 1.65, Sale BOGO - Coupons  (worked with product below) = 71c
1- Kraft Ranch - Reg 3.19, Sale BOGO, Coupon  $1/2 and .50/1 = 71c
1- 32 Load Wisk Liquid Laundry - Reg 6.49, Sale 4.49, Coupon Manuf $2/1 (thought I had a Target coupon, but it only had the symbol for target on it, will know next time! still a good deal though! ) = 2.49
6- Boxes Pillsbury Strawberry Toaster Strudel - Reg 2.45, Sale BOGO, Coupon .50.2 = .75 each
8- Bags Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers - Reg. 2.39, Sale BOGO, Coupon .50/2 = .70 each
2- Argo Baking Powder 12oz - Reg. 1.49, sale 1.33 - Coupons 50/1 = 33c Each
1- Argo Corn Starch - Reg 1.49, sale 1.33 - coupons .30/1 = .73 c
2- New York Seasoned Croutons - Reg. 1.59, Sale 10 for 10, = 1.00 each
2- Bags Publix Shredded Cheese (cheddar and Colby/Jack) Reg. 2.89, sale, 2/4.00 =  2.00 each
1- 4pk Colgate Wisp - 2.39 (thought these were 1.39,  or either I had a 2.00 off coupon, not sure - either 1.39 or (last minute decision lol)
1- Large bag Publix Scented Cat litter - Reg. 2.79 - Sale 2.49
4- Shick Quattro Electric Trimmers - Reg. 8.99, sale BOGO - Coupons $3/1 = 1.50 EACH!
1- Publix Sandwich Bags - 1.59
1- Jar Sauer's Mayo (wouldn't buy it for sandwich's but using it for a meal next week) 2.69
1- Bag Hertz Hamster Food - this just kills me but oh well, 6.99
2 - Large Boxes of Ronzoni Manicotti shells - 1.99 each
1 - head of lettuce - 1.69, coupon Target $1 off any produce = .69c
1 lb of tomatoes (2 2.19 a lb (should have gotten these at aldi, but forgot) = 2.19

OK I THINK that's all!
TOTAL -------------------293.55
Special Price Savings ------ 91.40
Store Coupons------------  29.80
Vendor Coupons---------- 56.96
TOTAL SAVINGS -------178.16
TOTAL PAID ------------115.39!!!  
So that's my grocery shopping for today. Stockpiled quite a bit this week and got great deals. What more could a girl want? lol OH yeah, I know the answer to that... S'MORES!  Had Hershey's candy bars, so with those marshmallows and graham crackers, we're gonna use the S'MORES Maker and have those for desert later! Have a good day!
1- Publix Heavy Duty Foil - 2.99