Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Easy Banana Bread Muffins

I love bananas. Little Dude loves bananas. Big Dude...not so much. But that may be due to his being allergic to them. Whatever, more for me. I had about 1/2 a bunch of bananas that decided to start going bad even though they didn't have those yucky brown spots on the outside. I knew we wouldn't eat them up before they were complete mush and since the weather dropped to the upper 70's (for the day) I decided to make some muffins!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Free Furniture

It seems this is the season everyone and his brother is moving. Luckily it's also the season for free furniture. I can't believe the stuff I'm seeing on craigslist this summer. I'm lucky to live in an area that has a very very active craigslist. With everyone moving there's lots of furniture staying behind. It's not always due to being a cheap piece that's broken either. Most of what I've seen it people not having room to take it with them. Bedroom furniture, kitchen furniture, living room furniture.
Other stuff is selling for cheap for the same reason. Dishes, pots and pans, older style t.v.'s, wall art. If your in the market for something and a little patient (and not too picky on style) you could get some great stuff for your home. I hope to find a dresser to switch out from Little Dude's room. He currently has a short long one and I want a tall skinny one to give him more floor space to play (I also plan on putting it in the closet where he can't get it as he as recently learned how to open the drawers and pull out EVERYTHING in them and make a huge mess).

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Where does the time go each day? We've got a friend PCSing soon so our families have been spending lots of time together before they are gone. We met a new family at Big Dude's command and have enjoyed what I can only assume is the first of many family get togethers.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Little Dude climbs the stairs

Little Dude decided to show me who's boss when it comes to climbing the stairs!

                                           ....I don't think they make a baby proof product for this!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cracker stock up

I was looking at a preview of the Farm Fresh ad for 6/13 and I saw an awesome deal on the cover!

Go to and print the $1/2 Nabisco Cookie/Cracker coupon (print it twice). Wednesday Farm Fresh doubles coupons up to 1.00 so this coupon becomes $2.00! They're running a special where you buy 4 participation products and save 2.00 instantly. So this means the crackers are on sale for 2.00 each when you buy 4. After the coupons they become $1.00 a box! Great stock up price!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sears Outlet Tuesday Free Apparel Day 6/5/12

Here's my big score from yesterday's Sears Outlet Tuesday Free Apparel Day!
My friend's daughter is having a birthday soon so I went shopping for her birthday present. A few more outfits and I'll be done. My outlet store was also having a buy 1 get 2 free accessory sale. I got 3 belts for $4.00=tax! What a great deal! I really hope Sears Outlet keeps this program going for a long long time. It's awesome!

Farm Fresh and Harris Teeter trip 6/6/12

Had a great trip at Farm Fresh today! Being Wednesday the $1.00 coupons were doubled so that gave me some awesome deals.
Here's my haul from Farm Fresh today:

What I got:
(1)Crave cat treats: $1.59-.50 coupon doubled= $.59
(4)Ken's Dressing: On sale $1.00 each-(2)1/2 coupon doubled= All 4 free!
(2)Kraft Dressing: Sale $1.09-1/2 coupon doubled= $.18
(2)Kix cereal: $2.49-(2) .75 coupon doubled=$1.00 each
(4)Ocean Spray Cranberry and Cranapple Juice $3.99-Bogo coupon=$1.99 each!
(1) Sierra Mist 2ltr: $1.34-1.00coupon doubled= Free+overage!!!
(2)Kings Hawaiian bread: $3.49-1.00 coupon doubled= $1.49
     *I need to check my store. I could've swore the sign said they were $2.69 each, not the $3.49 they rang up*
(1) 1/2 gallon whole milk: $2.39
(1) 1 gallon 2% milk: $3.19
(2) Country Crock butter: $2.38-1.00 coupon doubled=$.38 each!
(3) YoBaby Yogurt: Sale 2/$5.00-2.00 coupon= $1.83 each!
(2) Beechnut stage 5 fruit pouches: $.99-1.00 coupon doubled= Free+overage!!!
Total+tax: $24.83
Total saved: $33.32 (59%)

I forgot to take a trip of my trip to Harris Teeter but it wasn't as impressive this week. All I got was 2 family size Stouffers lasagnas for $5.99-2.00 coupon=$3.99 each.

I had another great deal at Food Lion on some baby lotion and soap. I need to find my receipt so I can post about it.... I think I need to get more organized.

Friday, June 1, 2012

There's a what in my yard??

BOOM I heard yesterday shortly after 12 noon. Everyone on my street went outside to see what made the incredibly loud noise. I was greeted with the sight of a car. In my yard. Come again???? 18 year old+new car+speeding+left turn= big headache for me.

The nose is pointing to the direction he came from. He lost control after he turned and the car did a 180 and swung right into my yard.

                                           The bricks saved my tree (and himself from harm).

Thankfully no one was hurt and the kid is going to come with his dad this weekend and level out my new racetrack and turn it back into the weed filled front lawn it was.