Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Last Week's Adventures!

I know, I know...I'm late on posting about last week's adventures!! Life happens....and so do massive, crippling, toothaches (more on that at another time). Anyways, the pain has subsided, so it's time to finally get around to posting!

For the most part, things were fairly quiet last week. I didn't feel like running to the grocery store, so I got creative with things that we already had on-hand in our food supply. I try to bake at least one treat a week for our family. It's cheap to bake from scratch, and I love to keep our taste buds satisfied!

Digging through our pantry & fridge, I found two of my favorite ingredients: white chocolate chips, and cream cheese! Naturally, I got on Pinterest to see if there were any delicious recipes with a combination of the two. Our treat for the week ended up being white chocolate cream cheese cookies! Granted, you couldn't really taste the cream cheese in them (I couldn't, anyways), but they did have a more chewy texture than the white chocolate cookies I usually make, so that's a plus! I'll definitely be reusing this recipe in the future!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Market Basket Ad/Coupon Matchups - 7/22/15


Betty Crocker Cake Mixes (15.25 oz.; Assorted)
Hamburger or Chicken Helpers (4.2-12.2 oz.; Assorted)
-Use $0.75 off (3) Helper or Ultimate Helper Skillet Dishes (7/12 SS; Exp. 9/5)
-Final Price: $0.75 Ea.
Del Monte Vegetables (11-15.25 oz. Cans; Assorted)
Parade Pastas (16 oz.; Elbow, Macaroni, or Spaghetti)
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Shapes (5.5 oz.; Assorted)
Del Monte Pineapple (15.25 oz.; Crushed, Sliced, or Chunk)
Pictsweet All Natural Vegetables (10 oz.)
Banquet Meals (6-12 oz.; Assorted)
Parade Whipped Topping (8 oz.; Reg. or Light)
Lil' Dutch Maid Creme Cookies (16 oz.; Assorted)
Ricos Ready to Eat Popcorn (3.5 oz.; Assorted)
Kool-Aid Bursts (6 Pack)
Nursery Water (Gallon; Fluoride or Non-Fluoride)
Crunch & Munch Snacks (3.5 oz.)
Gold Peak Tea or Vitamin Water (18.5-20 oz.; Assorted)
Hunt's Tomatoes (14.5 oz. Cans; Whole, Diced, or Stewed)
Rothbury Croutons (5 oz.; Assorted)
Parade Plastic Cups (16 oz.; 18 Ct.)
Palmolive Dishwashing Liquid (10 oz.)
Sparkle Paper Towels (Regular Roll)
Oscar Mayer Basic Lunchables (2.25-4.4 oz.; All Varieties)
Oscar Mayer Turkey Bologna (16 oz.)
Bar-S Jumbo Meat Franks (16 oz.)
Rath/John Morrell Meat Bologna or Salami (12 oz.)
Fast Bites Heat & Serve Sandwiches (4.2-5.5 oz.; All Varieties)
Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage Links (5.2 oz.; All Varieties)
-Use: $0.55 off (1) Jimmy Dean Breakfast Product (7/12 RP; Exp. 8/16)
-Final Price: $0.45 Ea.
Farmland Bacon Wrapped Pork Fillets (4 oz.)
John Morrell Smoked Sausage (7 oz.; Regular or Hot)
El Monterey Heat & Serve Burrito Singles (10 oz.; All Varieties)
Top Care Coated Aspirin (100 Ct.)
Close-Up Toothpaste (4 oz.)
Oral-B Cavity Defense Toothbrushes (Assorted)
-Use: $0.50 off (1) Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health, Complete, Sensi-Soft, Indicator, OR Cavity Defense Toothbrush (7/5 PG; Exp. 8/2)
-Final Price: FREE (Doubles)
Top Care Mouthwash (250 mL.)
Mrs. Freshley's Dreamies (2 Ct.; Regular or Rainbow)

Fresh Goods

Seedless Red or Green Grapes - $0.97 Lb.
All Purpose Russet Potatoes (5 Lb. Bag) - $1.47 Ea.
Orange, Red, or Gold Bell Peppers (Mix or Match) - $0.97 Ea.
Red Ripe Roma Tomatoes - $0.77 Lb.
Red Ripe Grape Tomatoes (10.5 oz. Pkg.) - 2/$3
Green Cabbage - $0.47 Lb.
Leafy Green Kale (Bunch) - $0.97 Ea.
Fresh Juicy Mangos - 4/$2
California Peaches - $1.17 Lb.
Fresh Express Salads (5-7 oz.; Assorted) - $2.97 Ea.

Baked Fresh Six Grain Bread (22 oz.) - $2.99 Ea.
Store-Made Meringue Pies (Lemon, Coconut, or Chocolate) - $5.99 Ea.
Store-Made Glazed donuts (13 Ct.) - $2.99 Ea.
Cafe Valley Cream Cakes (20 oz.; Lemon or Chocolate) - $4.49 Ea.
Fresh Baked Cookies (6 Ct.; Reese's Pieces, Heath Toffee, Hershey Chocolate Chip, or White Chip Macadamia) - $3.99 Ea.
Pita Pal Variety Pack Hummus (16 oz.) - $4.99 Ea.
Hand Breaded Golden Fried or BBQ Chicken (8 Pcs.) - $6.99 Ea.
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo (Pint) - $3.99 Ea.
Kretschmar Lunchmeats (8 oz.; Pre-Sliced) - $3.99 Ea.
Reser's Salads (15-16 oz.; Mustard or Original Potato, Macaroni, or Cole Slaw) - $2.99 Ea.

Meat Department

MB Premium Select Angus Beef T-Bone Steaks (Limit 2) - $5.99 Lb.
MB Premium Select Angus Beef Shoulder Boneless Country Style Beef Ribs (Family Pack; Limit 2) - $3.99 Lb.
MB Premium Select Angus Beef Boneless Shoulder Steaks (Family PAck) - $4.69 Lb.
Swift Premium Natural Bone-In Loin End Pork Chops (Family PAck; Limit 2) - $1.19 Lb.
Swift Premium Natural Bone-In Center Cut Pork Loin Chops (Family Pack) - $2.99 Lb.
Swift Premium Pork St. Louis Style Center Cut Spareribs - $2.99 Lb.
Swift Premium Natural Boneless Pork Tenderloins (Twin Pack) - $3.99 Lb.
Swift Premium Pork Boneless Petite Shoulder Roast (Whiskey Black Pepper Dry Rub Seasoned) - $2.99 Lb.
USDA Inspected Fresh Fryer Leg Quarters (10 Lb. Bags; Limit 2) - $0.35 Lb.
USDA Inspected Fresh Fryer Pinwheels Combo Pack (4 Drumsticks & 4 Bone-in Thighs) - $0.79 Lb.
USDA Inspected Fresh Fryer Boneless Skinless Breast Tenders (Family Pack) - $2.99 Lb.
Fresh Certified Angus Ground Round (Family Pack) - $4.59 Lb.

Bar-S Sliced Bacon (12 oz.; Regular or Thick) - 2/$4
Bar-S Deli Shaved Ham or Turkey (8-9 oz.; All Varieties) - 3/$5
Bar-S Corn Dogs (2.67 Lbs. Family Size Box) - $4.49 Ea.
Land O Frost Bistro Meats (5-6 oz.; Peppered Beef, Turkey Breast, or Black Forest Ham) - 2/$5
Earl Campbell Smoked Sausage (40 oz. Family Pack) - $5.99 Ea.
Tennessee Pride Sausage & Biscuits (29 oz.; 20 Ct.) - $5.99 Ea.)


Coffeemate Flavored Creamers (16 oz. Liquid; Assorted) - 2/$3
Grower's Pride Orange Juice (59 oz.) - 2/$5
Kraft Shredded or Chunk Cheeses (16 oz.) - $4.99 Ea.
New York Texas Toast (7.3-11.2 oz.; Assorted) - 2/$4
Parade Classic Ice Cream (Half Gallon; Assorted) - 3/$11

Beverage Department

Budweiser (Regular or Light; 24 Pack; 12 oz. Longneck NRs) - $19.99 Ea.
Miller Lite Beer (24 Pack; 12 oz. Longneck NRs) - $19.99 Ea.
Coors Light Beer (24 Pack; 12 oz. Longneck NRs) - $19.99 Ea.
Natural Light Beer (6 Pack; 16 oz. Cans) - 2/$10

Coke or Dr Pepper (12 Pack; 12 oz. Cans) - 3/$12
Coke or Dr Pepper (8 Pack; 12 oz. Bottles) - 3/$13

Health & Beauty Buys

Head & Shoulders Shampoo (13.5 oz.; Assorted) - $4.79 Ea.
Top Care Cotton Balls (70-300 Ct.; Reg. or Jumbo) - $1.19 Ea.
Bic Disposable Razors (4 Pacl; Simply Soliel or Comfort Advanced) - $4.29 Ea.
-Use: $2.00 off (1) Bic Disposable Razor (7/12 SS; Exp. 8/1)
-Final Price: $2.29 Ea.
Crest Toothpaste (8.2 oz.) - 2/$5
-Use: $1.50 off (2) Crest Toothpaste (7/5 PG; Exp. 8/2)
-Final Price: $1.75 Ea.

Other Advertised Deals

Lou Ana Cooking Oils (48 oz.; Vegetable or Canola) - 2/$4
Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (8.5 oz.; Limit 6) - 6/$2
Hatch Tomatoes with Green Chilies (10 oz.) - 2/$1
Hatch Enchilada Sauce (15 oz.) - 2/$3
Hatch Sliced Jalapenos (12 oz.) - $1.39 Ea.
Maruchan Instant Lunch Soups (2.25 oz.) - 3/$1
Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning (7-8 oz.; Regular or More Spice; Limit 2) - 2/$1
Tony Chachere's Sauce or Rice Mixes (1.3-8 oz.) - 4/$5
Tony Chachere's Fish Fry or Hush Puppy Mix (9.5-10 oz.) - 2/$3
Tony Chachere's Injector Marinades (17 oz.; Assorted) - 2/$6
Tony Chachere's Pourable Marinades (12 oz.; Assorted) - 2/$4
Terra Delyssa Olive Oil (17 oz.) - $3.59 Ea.
Langers Cran-Grape or Cranberry Cocktail (64 oz.) - 2/$4
Malt O' Meal Twice-As-Much Cereals (24.4-36 oz. Bags; Tootie Fruities, Cinnamon Toasters, Berry Colossal Crunch, or Mini Spooners) - $2.89 Ea.
Kellogg's Cereal (21.4-26.8 oz.; Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, or Corn Pops) - $3.59 Ea.
Nabisco Toasted Chips (4.5-8.1 oz.; Assorted) - $2.79 ea.
Nabisco Oreo Cookies (10.1-15.35 oz.) - $2.99 Ea.
-Use: $0.75 off (2) Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Products (6/28 SS; Exp. 8/8)
-Final Price: $2.61 Ea.
Fritos Corn Chips (9.75 oz.; Assorted) - 2/$5
Fritos Bean or Cheddar Dips (9 oz.) - 2/$5

Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue (6 Double Rolls) - 2/$7
Arm & Hammer Liquid Laundry Detergent (43.7-50 oz.) - 2/$7

Sunday, July 19, 2015

No Coupons in Today's Paper

This means that we all get a break from clipping today.....YAY!!! I, for one, am going to enjoy my coffee in peaceful solitude now!

May you each have a blessed Sunday!


Friday, July 17, 2015

Our Little Step Back Into History

The girls and I had quite a busy day Wednesday! We hadn't really done much this summer, and I wanted them to be able to have a few enjoyable experiences (while staying frugal, of course)! I had our day planned out weeks in advance, as there was one particular experience that I was aiming for us all to enjoy!

History is one thing that I absolutely LOVE. Pictured here is the Lucas Gusher monument, located at Spindletop/Gladys City in Beaumont, Tx. There are a FEW reasons why I wanted to take the girls on this adventure! For starters, my husband works in the oilfield, so it's a big part of our lives. The girls have known the oilfield life since before they were ever even old enough to walk!

I took them to Spindletop & Gladys City so they could really gain an understanding of the role that Spindletop played in the oilfield industry during the days of the oil boom. I also thought it'd be neat to show them how different life was back then!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Bonafide Baby #BabyCarSeatCovers Review

***Sponsored Post*** I received a Pink Chevron car seat cover from Bonafide Baby in exchange for my review. All opinions expressed in this review are genuinely my own.

As a mother, I am always looking for new products and ideas to help make parenting easier. As a result, I was delighted to have the chance to try the pink chevron cars seat cover, made by Bonafide baby. With my older two daughters, car seat covers were something that I never really thought about. My youngest daughter, however, was born with congenital heart defects, which means her immune system is weaker than that of a completely healthy person. As a result, I'd been in the market for a car seat cover as a way to ward off germs when in public places! With all of that being said, let's get down to business on this great product that I was able to try!

I was sent the pink chevron design to try. On the front, you've got a white & baby pink for the colors. I love the soft blend of these colors! On the back (as you can see in the top right corner of the collage) you have more of a hot pink coloring, with a super soft fabric (the front is more of a plain cotton fabric).

As you can see in the bottom picture of the collage, this car seat cover provides adequate coverage of the entire car seat. I love this because it really gives my daughter protection from outside disturbances (or germs) when we're in the grocery store! The soft fabric on the back also makes this cover a great makeshift blanket when nap time rolls around if we're our visiting friends or family!

Monday, July 13, 2015

A Week of Yummy Creations

I usually try to post about weekly adventures every Sunday, and yesterday I did not. The truth is, I just couldn't get out of my kitchen last week! Part of learning to live a frugal lifestyle means never letting food go to waste. Last week, we had an ABUNDANCE of food that would have gone to waste if my husband and I hadn't gotten creative!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

#Fertilify Reproductive Health Supplement

***Sponsored Post*** I received a bottle of Fertilify Reproductive Health Supplement at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review. All opinions stated in this post are genuinely my own.

Fertilify, which can be purchased here, is a product designed to help maintain reproductive health with the use of key vitamins and nutrients that a woman's body needs.

Vitamins found in Fertilify tablets include: Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, and Co-Enzyme Q10.

All of the vitamins listed above help to boost and support the body in order to promote the best possible reproductive health.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

July 4th Adventures!!

I realize that I didn't really post last week....like....at ALL. Honestly? I just needed time to unwind, and spend time with my girls!! Sometimes it's GOOD to forget about routine, and just enjoy the moment. Yesterday was ALL about moments, and good memories!!!

In case y'all didn't know, eating good food happens to be one of my favorite hobbies!!

In the spirit of July 4th, we DEFINITELY had plenty to go around! All of the sides were prepped and ready the night before. Basically, all we had to do yesterday was fire the pit up to cook all the meat.

I cannot tell you how HAPPY this made me, to have so much good food to chow down on, haha!

Houston Chronicle P&G Insert - 7/5/15