Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Grocery Deals - week of July 30


$6.96 Kroger frozen chicken various bag sizes
$1.49/lb country style ribs or butt roast
2/$3 One pound strawberry packs
$2.79/gal milk
4/$5 Doz. eggs

The following are buy 10 participating items and get $5 off instantly (limit 3)
$1.50 Keebler fudge shoppe cookies
$1.50 Betty C. Fruit snacks
$1.00 Betty C cookie pouches or frosting

$1.50 Ball park franks$1.00 select Kellogg's cereals
$1.00 Kroger apple juice$1.00 Kroger instant oatmeal
$1.00 Daisy Sour cream


The following are for Thurs, Fri, Sat only
$5.56/4 lb strawberries
$1.88/12 pack Albertsons sodas
$1.47 Sara lee bread

There are many buy one get one free offers on meat and seafood

$1.19 Select Post cereals
$1.88/lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders
39 cents Dannon light and fit yogurt (first 12)
4/$12 Pepsi 12 packs

The following are 20/$15 after a $5 instant rebate
Hunt's ketchup
Hunt's spaghetti sauce
Hunt's snack pack puddings
Crunch 'n Munch popcorn

$7.99 dozen roses Someone tell Clayne lol

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

An Oregon Vacation

Ok this is a challenge post for me lol. I have 10 minutes until I need to be getting dinner on the table but I am quickly going to try to sum up our Oregon Family Vacation. We drove 1800 miles in our now bug covered/snack and sand dirty van. This was quite challenging at times over the week and I often just wanted to be ALONE for a minute or two and not just when in the shower. I realized how much I thrive on my own quiet time. Still we had a fabulous time. We traveled to Lincoln City, Oregon where we met up with Clayne's family. Five out of the six siblings were able to be there as well as his parents. All together there were 14 grandchildren present - sometimes it felt more like 30 lol when we all gathered for family meals at dinner time. If you count Kami's twins then there were actually 16 grandchildren there. She is quite a trooper for attending a family vacation week when she has only 30 days more in her pregnancy. That poor girl is all belly! We spent lots of time on the beach which was right outside our back door of the condo unit. We were there in a little bay and there were seals right there on the opposite shore and they would swim in the bay to feed in the evening when the tide was high and then they would sun bathe all day on the beach. The kids were captivated with them as well as splashing in the water and playing in the sand. The only tourist sites we visited were the aquarium, the outlet mall, Mo's for some famous clam chowder and Tillamook cheese factory. Anyway that is where I was all of last week and why I didn't get any posting done for so long. I hope that you all have had a chance to enjoy a vacation and spend time with family this summer - even extended family. We made memories that we will always cherish. Oh and a side note: A special thanks to Jen Johnson and her family for letting us drop in on our way out to the coast. It was wonderful to see you and the food was delish! And a special thanks to my SIL, Courtney for letting us stay a night on our way home. Such wonderful hospitality! Ok dinner needs doin' here so that is all for now.

Inexpensive Digital Layout Printing

I am so excited about this new site I found called MyPicTales Starting July 26 you will be able to upload your already created scrapbook pages for printing of individual pages. I don't scrapbook chronologically so this is a great thing to me. Many places do bound books (and yes they do offer that service too) but since I don't work on my pages in order I am reluctant to make a book only to find that later I will create a page that belongs between the pages of an already bound book. Anyway here is the great news about this site.

5X7 - $0.50 per page
8X8 - $0.50 per page

8.5X11 - $0.50 per page

10X10 - $0.50 per page

12X12 - $0.75 per page

These are not introductory prices but will be their everyday prices. If you have priced printing at all, you will know that this is phenomenal! And this is not the end of the good news. There is a wonderful introductory offer. On the 26th, the new product will launch. At that time, you first need to make a purchase for $10 worth of layouts (excluding shipping). Immediately two coupons for 100 free layouts each will be sent to you. These coupons have different expiry dates which you will also be made aware of.

So I am planning to order 20 pages for printing when the site is ready which will cost me $10 plus shipping which I have researched and it will be right around $5. I then will get coupons to print an additional 200 free pages (any size)! I am so pumped. I plan to print my pages as 8x8 and have bought a cute album to slide them into. I bought my album at Roberts with a 40% off coupon and so will be able to have a 20 page book when I am done for less than $20 for the pages and the album! Plus I will be able to rearrange the pages as I fill in the spaces over time.

Anyway I just love to find a good deal and so was happy to share my find with you. Now I am off to create more pages so I can print them up at this fab deal! For more great ideas and tips visit Rocks In My Dryer.

Grocery Deals - Week of July 23

Wow 2 weeks since last posting! I have a lot of catching up to do but will try to do that later. Here is this weeks grocery deals.


$2.99/lb Petite sirloin steak
$2.49/lb Pork loin boneless chops
99 cents/lb large yellow peaches or juicy nectarines
2/$3 Kroger 8 oz assorted cheese

10 item mega event (buy 10 participating items and get $5 off)
These are the final prices with the discount
$1.00 Kroger apple juice
$1.50 Betty C fruit snacks
$1.00 soft soap pumps
$1.00 assorted Kellogs cereals
$1.50 Keebler fudge shopee cookies
$2.50 Dreyers Grand ice cream
$1.00 Brawny Paper Towels
$1.50 Ball park franks
Yes there are even more but that is just a little glimpse so check it out.


General Mills sale
buy 10 participating items for $25 and get an instant rebate of $10 making the items $1.50 each
Chex mix traditional
Progresso traditional soup
Fiber one bars
General mills bugles
Pillsbury crescent rolls or cin. rolls
Select Gen. Mills cereal
Pop Secret popcorn
Betty C cookie pouches, muffin mixes, brownie mixes
GoGurt or Yoplait trix yogurt
And there is more but you'll have to check it out for yourself.

$1.98/lb Beef round rump roast
4/$12 Pepsi soft drink 12 packs

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Works for me Wednesday

Cleaning your garbage disposal
This tip was one that I found on Get Organized Now Take a few minutes and chop ice in your garbage disposal to clean it out. You will appreciate the freshening that grinding the ice will provide.

Grocery Deals - Week of July 9


$1.88/lb beef chuck roast or max pak steaks
10/$10 2 ltr bottle Coca-Cola
10/$10 Albertsons sour cream
$1.49/lb strawberries sold in 4 lb container for $5.96 ea.
Buy one get one free Breyer's ice cream

Do you want to go to the new batman movie free?
When you buy any 10 participating general mills products in a single transaction using your preferred savings card between 7/9 and 7/15 you can! See ad or store for details.

The following are for thur, fri and sat only
$1.79/lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders
$1.86/lb extra lean ground beef
$2.88/lb pork loin chops
$1.69/lb bone in country style pork ribs


$2.99/lb London broil or petite sirloin steak
$2.49/lb whole pork loin
$1.29/lb green seedless grapes
$2.96 for 4lb bag chicken drumsticks or thighs
4/$5 large doz. eggs
3/$5 frito lay dips or fritos

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Works for me Wednesday and some Grocery Tips

This week the topic is recipes with 5 ingredients or less. There are already over 300 entries to scan over and pick up some new quick and easy recipes. Click here to go to that post. I am excited to take a look. I am going to share one that we like.

4 Cups sugar
3 Ounce Jell-o, flavor of your choice
2 Liter Sprite
11 Cups water
46 Ounce Pineapple Juice

Boil 4 cups of water with the sugar until dissolved. Then add Jell-o. Add pineapple juice. Add 7 more cups of water and mix. Freeze this mixture. Take out of freezer about one hour before you plan to serve it so that it will become slushy. mix with Spirte and serve.

I also wanted to share a few grocery tips that I found in the newest copy of LDS living. I don't know why it had never occurred to me to freeze these two items: Milk or Eggs! If there is a good sale on milk or if you are leaving town and it will spoil before you return, you can freeze it. Just be sure to remove about a cup from a full jug to allow for expansion. And eggs - you know when they come on sale for a great deal around Easter or occasionally just on sale for whatever reason, well you can break them open and store them in a Ziploc bag. I will let you know if I find other helpful tidbits in this article when I have time to finish reading it.

Grocery Deals - Week of July 2


The store in Ammon is celebrating a remodel grand opening and has a few deals that are today only.
$2.29 Gallon milk (limit 2)

$2.49/lb petite sirloin steak
$1.69/lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
$1.99 12 pack Pepsi or Coca-Cola products (limit 2)
6 cents off gallon gas
Sorry I can't remember what else is today only lol. Go fight the crowds if you want the deal.

The following deals are for today, Thurs and Fri only
25 cents each Fresh Sweet Corn (first 10)
$1.88/lb extra lean ground beef
$2.99/lb Pork loin baby back ribs
$4.48/lb arctic shored cooked and peeled shrimp
96 cents/lb grapes
$1.99 Albertsons ice cream
10/$10 Bush's baked beans
$1.25 12 pack Albertsons soda

The following deals I am pretty sure are for the whole week and are buy one get one free

Beef round rump roast or bottom round steaks
Beef cross rib steak or roast
Steakhouse choice premium angus beef eye of round roast or steak
Boneless pork shoulder country style ribs
Boneless pork sirloin chops
Hormel pork loin fillets
Contessa shrimp entrees
Arctic shores or Albertsons cooked shrimp ring
Albertsons fish sticks or breaded fillets

10/$10 Pepperidge farm goldfish snack crackers
$2.99 24 pack spring water
39 cents/lb cantaloupe
$2.99/lb Petite sirloin steak


$1.69/lb Pork spareribs
$5.49/lb Rib eye steak
50% off beef hot dogs
$9.99/5 lb bag Tilamook Shredded Medium Cheddar
$1.77 Doritos or Cheetos
10/$10 Cottage cheese, sour cream or dip
10/$10 Smith's hot dog or hamb buns
10/$10 Cool classics novelties

Sketch This Layout and some Frames

Here is the most recent sketch this layout. I loved this sketch and how my page turned out. To see more of the layouts based on this layout visit the Sketch This blog.

(Credits: Summer Daze by Amy Sumrall and Ziggle Designs, Word art by Anna D designs, Stitching by Gunhild Storeide, Fonts are Wendy Sue and Artistamp Medium)
Do you like these frames? Well Mandy is celebrating her new shop and giving these as a freebie. Click on the image to go to her blog for the link.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Scrapbook Show and Tell

Here's the scoop on what the designers I create for are up to - and a layout share of some pages I have recently created.

Ziggle Designs has a fabulous new kit out to scrapbook 4th of July memories and until Thursday you can pick it up for just $2.32 (I had to ask her how she came up with this price - it is the number of years America has had independence lol.)

(Credits: Star Spangled by Ziggle Designs, Elegant WordArt by Bethany, A Little Edgy Template by Designs by Sine, Date Box by Jillybean Designs, Font - Time and Times Again)

I love the new Mega Collaboration kit for July by the Scrap Orchard designers. Right now until July 7th it is only $3.00. I'll tell you this much - The kit has a BBQ theme to it and it is sooooo cute. These 2 layouts will give you a peak at what is inside this kit. Click on the Mystery image to go to the shop and pick this great kit up.

(Credits: Mystery Mega July Scrap Orchard Collaboration , Vintage Snapshots Frames by Ziggle Designs, Fonts - CK Ali's Writing, Artistamp Medium)

(Credits: Mystery Mega July Scrap Orchard Collaboration, Font - Times New Roman, the template I used for this page is in the kit too!)

Mandy Mystiques has now opened her store at Elemental Scraps and everything in her store is currently 50% off to celebrate. You can click on the image below to go to her store. These are her newest product and I can't wait to play with them.

Since I don't have a page to show off these frames I'd like to show you this one using her kit Cotton Candy II. Additional credits: Word art by Leigh, Template by Sine, Font - Times New Roman.

Chrissy Williams is having a 50% off sale in her store right now too. Great deals on fabulous templates. Click on the image below to go to her store.

(Credits: And You Smell Like One Too by Ziggle Designs, {Still} Mixin It Up Template by Chrissy Williams, Stitching by Gunhild Storeide, Font - Fontmoochers)

Carina Gardner at Digi Nirvana has added 2 new designers to her store and they are fabulous. Yesterday I made a layout using Honey Bee by Megan Schoenherr.

(Credits: Honey Bee by Megan Schoenherr, Stitching No. 2 by Carina Gardner, Element Ary Rub-On Frames by Carina Gardner, Fonts - Apple Garamond & Bleeding Cowboys, Paper tear by Jen Caputo, Based on the layout "Tina" by flohbock)

This week's Sketch This has not been posted yet so I will be back later with that. Thanks for looking and happy shopping and scrapping!