I am so excited to be starting a new chapter of Simply Family Savings! I have moved to SimplyFamilySavings.com. I am keeping the look the same for now, and our favorite weekly feature will still be available ;-) I hope you will join me. Don’t forget to update your bookmarks!
Ok, I often wonder the same thing myself. But as a quick update to my post here. This is the very sad state of my household in a nut shell:
I have three kids, and they have all been taking turns being sick since Thanksgiving, true story. I have had at least one kid home sick from school everyday since Thanksgiving. We are a living PSA for the flu shot!
In addition to our foster dog we own 2 Labrador retrievers, 3- 80 lb. labs is a whole lot of dog in your house, but they crack me up, because no matter where you look you see a black, brown and yellow tail wagging. Our foster dog is an amazing dog, she is so friendly and easy-going , everyone who meets her loves her, but her health is another issue, she had 2 tumors removed, is being treated for hypothyroidism and incontinence. No worries though, she is absolutely where she needs to be, the rescue I volunteer for is amazing, and is really getting this sweet girl back on her feet, we did have a set back today when her incision popped open (her stitches came out yesterday).
Hubby will be castrating calves this weekend, fortunately I have nothing to do with this!
I like to think I am a smart shopper, however I had an epic fail at Justice for girls online. For the record I hate that store, yes they have 40% off coupons, but that only really brings the price down to regular retail price, and because I have not been shopping the clearance rack throughout the season, I had to make a desperate purchase last night, because according to my daughter she may die if there are no clothes from Justice under the tree on X-mas morning. For the most part I have done well on my other kids gifts
While I am being honest, my stockpile has taken a beating, because my kids have been home sick. I have not done any substantial couponing, and it shows in my stockpile. Either I need more recipes that utilize relish, or focus more energy really going after the deals, unfortunately this may mean shopping at night😦
I am in desperate need of a hair cut, eyebrow wax, good nights sleep and a few cocktails. Despite all the craziness I am excited to get my tree up this weekend, and spend the holidays with my family. I think at least 2/3 of my kids still ‘believe’, my favorite part of the holidays is reliving all the magic of Christmas with the kiddos!
So I have decided to take it easy on myself, and I think by venting on my blog, I may have just wrote my christmas letter, Score !
Save and Extra $2 instantly when you buy any 6 participating items:TGI Fridays Appetizers and Ore Ida Bagel Bites, Buy 3 get 1 Free (All 4 items count towards instant offer) I would love to find some Qs to match up with this, no luck so far L Farm Rich Appetizers, $4.99 Use $1/1 Farm Rich product, exp. 01/13/12 ( 11/13/2011 SS) Pay $3.99 after coupon -or- Use $.75/1 Farm Rich product, exp. 12/30/11 (10/23/2011 SS ) Pay $3.49 after coupon and store doubling *I am not finding either of these in my inserts, but both are available to order… Banguet Boneless Wingz, $5.99 each Hot Pocket Snackers, $2.50 each Buy 2 and use $1/2 Printable Pay $4 wyb 2 after coupon Jose Ole Taquitos, $5.50 each Use $1.00/1 Jose Ole item 16oz+, exp. 01/31/12 (12/04/2011 SS) Pay $4.50 after coupon Chungs Egg Rolls, $2.50 each Use $.35/1 Printable Pay $1.80 after coupon and store doubling
Deal Idea:Buy 4 Chungs Egg rolls @ $10.00 Buy 2 Hot Pocket Snackers @ $5.00 Use 4- Chungs Printables doubled ($2.80) Use 1 Hotpocket Snackers printable ($1) Instant Savings ($2) Pay $9.20 after coupons and instant savings (58% savings) Hatfield Bacon, $6.99 BOGO Buy 2 and use 1- $1.00/1 Hatfield product, exp. 01/31/12 (10/16/2011 RP) Pay $5.99 wyb 2 after coupon ($2.99 each) Libby’s canned Pineapple, $1 each Buy 2 and use 1- $1.00/2 Libby’s Fruit Product, exp. 03/31/12 (11/13/2011 RP) Pay $1 wyb 2 after coupon
If there is one word that could be used to sum up my life right now it would be overwhelmed, as a result of multiple illnesses, holiday shopping and get togethers, kids sporting events and deal shopping, my posts have been somewhat random, late and totally missing.
There is SOOO much to be done in a day that it all adds up to an overwhelming amount of things. Things that I want to do, need to do, would like to do, or dream of doing. I know this is not a situation unique to me, that many people struggle with this, especially this time of the year. So I will keep you updated on what is working for me and what is not working, kind of like organization bootcamp, I am hoping blogging about it will keep me accountable and on track.
I do realize that planning is crucial to success, at whatever we do, so I am working on a schedule and some personal time management, so that hopefully I will be a more efficient wife, mother and blogger
You can get $20 to spend at the Body Shop right now for $10 at Groupon! This is valid for in store purchases, and thru December 24th only, but they currently have a buy 2 get one free, or buy one get one 50% off the entire store ($25 minimum purchase), Stack with your $20 groupon and I bet you get score some good gifts
There is a Body Shop in Marketplace Mall, but that is the only one I am aware of in The Rochester area.
Well the family has all gone home and I have everything all cleaned up, my list is made for my shopping trip in a few hours, so I wanted to take this chance to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving, and safe and successful Black Friday !