Saving Money is Easy !



You don’t have to clip coupons or spend hours on the computer searching for great deals.  By simply price matching, you can save a lot of money.

Here is a great example…..

Ms. Holly, a 26 year old coworker, saved half on her grocery bill today.  She was able to do this by price matching.  Yep, it’s that simple.  She bought $61.89 worth of groceries for $32.38 by price matching at our local Walmart.

So…this Wednesday, grab all of the local weekly ads and go through them, make of list of the cheapest prices, and head to Walmart.  This will save you time, money, and your poor feet will thank you.

Tips for price matching

  • I separate items in my buggy by the store I’m price matching.  I use Super 1 Foods and Albertson’s a lot so I will have 3 groups in my buggy – (1)Super 1 Foods,  (2)Albertsons, and (3) items I’m paying full price for :( or simply have coupons on but no price match.
  • Have a printed or written list handy so you can easily tell the cashier the price as she checks out the items.
  • Try not to overdo it at one time.  Don’t fill up your buggy with a ton of items at one time.  It will frustrate you and the cashier.  Remember, we want to keep this easy and simple!
  • Check to see if there are coupons on the items you are price matching for an even better deal!  Money Saving Mom has a great coupon database.


See What I Picked Up Today……


Colgate Total Daily Repair Toothpaste – $2.47 – $2.99
$2/1 Colgate Total Daily Repair, Optic White Express White or Enamel Health Toothpaste, exp. 10/17/15 (SS 10/04/15 #2)
= .47 ¢- .99¢

Centrum Multivitamin – $6.34
$4/1 Centrum Multivitamin, exp. 10/12/15 (RP 10/04/15 #2) [Excludes Vitamints]
= $2.34

Werther’s Original Soft Caramels,  $1.98
Use $1.00/1 – Werther’s Original Caramels ( expired
= .98¢

Bar-S Beef Bologna, 16 oz $0.98, regular price
Use $1.00/3 – Bar-S Bologna packages (
= $0.65 each, when you buy 3

Ivory Original Scented Body Wash, 12 oz $0.97, regular price
Use $0.50/1 – Ivory Body Wash or Bar Soap 3-pack or larger (
= $0.47

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel $2.00
Priced Matched to Albertsons $1.25

– 50¢/1 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, Scrambles or Pancakes Coupon (8/30 or 9/27 SS)
= 75¢

Barilla Pasta $1.38
Price matched to Albertsons  .99¢
70 off 1 box of Barilla Pronto Pasta printable coupons.  expired
= 29¢ ea

Land O Lakes Butter $5.24
Price Matched to Albertsons $2.99 *Fri-Sun
– 50¢/1 Land O Lakes Half Stick Butter Printable Coupon
= $2.49

 Budget Saver Twin Pops 18-ct @ $1.96-2.49
Use (1) $2/1 , $1/1, .50, ANY Budget Saver Product Printable Coupon [sign up to unlock)
=Free – .96

Del Monte, Canned Fruit 1.38
Price Matched to Albertsons .69
= .69

Tai Pai Singles $2.28
$1.00 off (1) Tai Pei Single Serve Entrée (Up to 14.2 oz)


Total BEFORE price  matching and coupons: $57.07

Total AFTER price matching and coupons: $23.83



You Brew My Tea had a recipe for Lavender Coconut Alo Vera Shave Gel.

She uses Alo Vera Gel, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E Capsule, and Essential oil which sounds amazing.  She says it will leave you legs silky, moisturized, and conditioned.

I usually have to put lotion on my legs when I finish shaving so I’m excited to try this gel.  If  you would like to find out how to put the ingredients together, check out the post HERE.




butter pecan cupcake 1 (535x800)

I have been thinking about a butter pecan cupcake recipe for a while.  I love, love, love anything caramel or butterscotch so I guess butter pecan was a natural progression.

Butter pecan is another one of those flavors that I think is considered old fashioned, kind of like butterscotch.  When I mention either of those flavors to the younger generation, I get a quizzical look and then an “oh yea, my mom/dad likes that.

I have to admit I was like that when I was younger and my mother brought home butter pecan ice cream.  I always wondered why she couldn’t get a “normal flavor” like chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry.  But over time, I came to love the flavor combination and now love anything butter pecan, especially waffles !


Europe Photo Book Completed !

My photo/ scrapbook from our European vacation.:
It took me over a year to complete this photo book.  I used to purchase albums, paper, stickers, and all of the other paraphernalia that goes along with scrapbooking but the cost had become overwhelming.  I decided to do digital scrapbooking and started researching publishing companies. Mixbook had the best reviews and what I thought was the most professional looking finished product.
 That was several books ago and I just got in my newest book in the mail yesterday.  I am beyond thrilled.
I have one wedding book and the others are travel books.  These books make the perfect gift and I’m currently working on a wedding album for my nephew and niece.
The books will hold up to  300 pages.  My Europe book has 261 pages so that gives you an idea of how thick a book they can create.  Most of my books are only be around 50 pages.
If  you print your photos for scrapbooking, you know how expensive it can be. My local Walmart charges $2.84 for an 8×10 so multiply that by 261.  With sales tax, the cost would be $811.66.  I can have a professional looking, hardback, bound book for a fraction of that so it is such a cost effective way to go.
If you would like to see my personal albums, you can check out my Europealbum  HERE. You can also check out my Jamaica album HERE.

My chickens are growing up.

My little ones are getting bigger and I can tell what most of them are now.  There are a few exceptions like the Cochin below.  I also have several white crested polish but the one shown below has gold on the front.

white crested polish

White Crested Polish

black silkies

Black Silkie


Easter Egger

Easter Egger

Bacon Wrapped- BBQ Meatloaf

bacon  meatloaf 2

Meatloaf is one of those down-home, comfort foods for some while others view it as something they had to eat as a child and never wanted to touch again as an adult.  I don’t eat much meat and rarely crave it I decided over the weekend that I wanted to make meatloaf.

Let’s face it…meatloaf is just a giant meatball and I always have the urge to throw it on some pasta.  I resisted the urge this time and decided to wrap it in bacon and top with BBQ sauce.

I have to say that I enjoyed it more than the meatloaf I grew up with.  I also used thick cut pepper bacon which gave it a rich peppery taste.  The BBQ sauce was so much better than ketchup, but spaghetti sauce is also a great topping.

Hope, Arkansas


I’m from the small town of Hope, Arkansas.  It is  one of those small towns where almost everything is closed on Sunday where going to Walmart is a social event because you end up visiting more than shopping.

I grew up playing in my front yard for hours,  drinking out of a water hose, riding our bikes around the neighborhood, and catching fireflies “lightening  bugs “until late at night.  All of this was done while  parents worked.  Yes, we were home alone all day but we knew we couldn’t get way with anything since all of the neighbors watched out for each other.  Believe me, if we did something wrong, our parents found out about it.

Here are a few photos of my hometown, Hope,  I took on Sunday afternoon; notice the absence of traffic.


More Pictures of my New Chicks

Here are a few pics of some of my new babies….


Blue Silkie

Cream Brabanter or Tolbunt Polish ???

Cream Brabanter or Tolbunt Polish ???

Desk Makeover ~ Before & After

before after 3


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