Sunday, May 30, 2010

My $4.00 CVS Trip

I went to CVS today to use up all my ECB's. I had about $25 worth. I am planning on a hiatas from all drugstore and/or non-food purchases for the month of June. I recently took inventory of all my household and toiletry items and could not beleive the amount of stuff I have. I made a several donations to flood victims and still have quite a bit.

Transaction #1
2 16-pack Charmin TP $9.99 ea
1 10-pack Duracell $5.99
Total: $25.97
- $4 off $20 Purchase CVS coupon (emailed when your card is registered on
- $20 Extra Care Bucks (from previous transactions and a CVS survey)
= $2.61 OOP + $10 ECBs earned from P&G promotion

Transaction #2
*note hit upon a great baby items clearance deal

2 CVS Antiseptic Mouthwash BOGO 50% off
2 Aveeno Baby Shampoo $1.42 clearance price
1 Huggies Baby Wash $.97 clearance price
4 Johnson Buddies soaps .34 ea clearance price
1 4-pk Pepsi (I thought this was .99 or I would not have bought it)
Total: $16.14
- $14.50 ECBs
= $1.40 OOP

Total OOP for the day: $4.01
Total Savings: $65.91

I happened to mention to the cashier that I was putting myself on a spending freeze for June. When I left, she said "so we won't see you for a while?" I said "yes, if all goes to plan". She smiled and said "But our sales are going to take a hit without you!" I laughed and thought, "yea, it's time for me to take a break...."

But I'm glad I bought all the baby soap and shampoo, for this is what I had waiting for me when I got home .....

My 5-year-old got into the stamp kit. The extra soap came in handy.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Aldi Produce Deals

Here are the best produce deals from Aldi this week:

5 lb bag potatoes - .99

Corn on the Cob 4-pk - .99

Blueberries 1 pt - $1.99

Watermelon - $3.99

Sale runs through June 1


Friday, May 21, 2010

$1 Flip Flops at Old Navy Saturday

Old Navy will be selling flip flops for $1 on Saturday. These are the basic flip flops so don't go expecting to snag a pair of the $20 flip flops for a buck. There is a limit of 5 per customer.

If you go, go early! Seriously, I mean early, like be there when they open the doors. These $1 promotions go fast. I went last winter when they did the $1 scarves and they were all gone within 20 minutes. Also check out their facebook page for extra coupons.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

My Publix Shopping List

Below is my Publix Shopping list with coupon matchups.

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta
Sale Price: .89 ea
- $1/2 Printable
= .39 ea

Green Giant Steamers
Sale Price: $1.19
-.40/1 (doubled) 3/28 SS
= .49 ea

Spray and Wash
Sale Price: $1.49
- .75/1 Printable (must register)
= .75 ea

Hefty OneZip Bags 12-22ct
Sale Price: $1.14
- $1/2 Printable
= .64 ea

Not a big week for me at Publix, for a complete list of the sale items and coupon matchups, including several free items (but coupons not available in Nashville paper) visit


Groupon: $100 at Ashley Furniture for $25

Today at Groupon- Nashville you can purchase a certificate for $100 worth of furniture at Ashley Furniture for only $25! What a deal!

The groupon is only good towards furniture - not accessories and it's limited to 1 per household. However, you can buy as many gift groupons as you want.

Even if you are not in the market for furniture right now, this would be a wonderful gift to a flood victim who is trying to rebuild their home.

Hurry! The deal is only good today.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Get 2 Entertainment Books for less than $20

This week you can get 2 Entertainment Books for a total of $20. If you are planning a vacation or trip to another city, you could get one for home and one for your destination city

These books have great coupons to restaurants, stores, shows, sporting events and many other entertaining events in your city. Often the coupons are buy one get one free or 50% off. You will probably get the cost of the book back after the use of just one coupon.

Go here to order your books for $20. Or shop through Ebates or Shop At Home and earn cash back for your purchase. Making the costs of the books around $13 - $14 total.


$1.50 Cottonelle Coupon at Target

I received an email from Cottonelle (yes, I get emails from toilet paper companies) with a printable $1.50/1 Target coupon! And, yes, I get excited about high dollar TP coupons!

Stack this Target coupon with any of the below manufacturer coupons and you can score some cheap TP!
$1/1 Cottonelle - April All You Magazine (exp 5/31)
.50/1 Cottonnelle - 4/19 SS (exp 5/28)
.50/1 Printable

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Target: Girls Sandals $8.34 shipped

We go through alot of sandals in my house, so I was happy to find this deal.

Target's Deal of the Day is girls brown strappy sandals for $8.99. Use the code TGTREACT at checkout and get an additonal 15% off.
Sandals are also Buy 1 Get 1 50% off if you need multiple pairs.

Go through Ebates or Shop At Home and earn more cashback.

This is Target's Deal of the Day so it won't last long!

Happy Shopping.

Thanks The Thrifty Mama


Monday, May 17, 2010

Seattles Best Coffee Giveaway

Be one of the first 10,000 to sign up here with Seattle's Best coffee site and you will receive a free something. We're not sure what yet, but hoping it's a free bag of coffee!

Note: scroll down the first page to get to the sign up portion.


Weekly Shopping Wrap Up

This was a BIG shopping week for me. I didn't realize how much stuff we were out of until I started to plan my menu for the week (will post later). So, needless to say, I went over budget, but I think we needed everything I got, and I didn't do too bad.

Here are the highlights:


All Detergent
Sale Price: $2.99
- 2/1 RP 5/16
= .99 cents

Green Giant boxed Veggies
Sale Price: .88 ea
- .60/3 3/28 SS
- .50/2 Cellfire (no longer available)
= .51 cents each

Keebler Pecan Sandies
Sale Price: $2.67
- $1/1 Printable- $3 WYB 3 ** automatically comes off at register
= .67 ea


Summer Squash

Total OOP: $17.91

Publix:I actually made two trips to Publix this week because I really wanted the penny item on Wednesday -- it was toilet paper. But I wasn't ready to do my full shop so, basically I gathered up all my "free" coupons and purchased enough to get me to the $10 requirement and then used my coupons to only be out of pocket just the tax.

Hunts Ketchup
Sale Price: $1.15
- FREE coupon from ALL YOU Magazine Reality Checkers (had to sign up)

Publix Ice Cream
- FREE coupon from Kroger Mailer

Publix Frozen Corn
- FREE coupon from Kroger Mailer

Publix Greenwise Toilet Tissue 4 pack
- Penny Item Promotion
= .01

Yoplait GoGurt
Sale Price: $1.40
- $1.10 Printable
= .30 ea

Blue Diamond Almonds
Sale Price: $1.60 ea
- .50/1 (doubled) Printable
= .60 ea

Welches 100% Juice
Sale Price: $1.90
- $1/1 SS 2/7 and Printable
= .90 ea

Northland Cranberry Juice
Sale Price: $1.97
- $1/2 Printable
= $1.47

Newman's Own Natural Pasta Sauce
Sale Price: $1.99
- $1/1 Printable
= .99 cents ea

Ortega Whole Grain Taco Shells
Sale Price: $1.50
- $1/2 May - All You Magazine
= $1.00 ea

9 Lives canned cat food 4-pk
Sale Price: .88 ea
- $1/3 April All You Mag
= .55 per 4 pk

Total OOP w/ tax: 24.19


2lb Carrots

1 lb Baby Carrots
.49 ea

Grape Tomatoes

Roma Tomatoes 8 pk

Grapes 2 lbs

Dog Biscuits

Mexican Style Corn

Total OOP w/ Tax: $11.63

Whole Foods I'm starting to incorporate Whole Foods into my shopping more and more. I only look for the best deals on organic and all natural foods.

Organic Pinto Beans from the Bulk Bin

Organic Black Beans from the Bulk Bin

Domino Carbon Free Sugar 4 lb bags
.99 ea

Organic honey baked Turkey
Sale Price: $8.49/lb
1/2 lb 4.50

Total OOP w/ Tax: $13.33

Savings w/ coupons and sales: $128 or 64%

Over budget, but I feel better about being my pantry being stocked.


Target Deals: Nivea & 7th Generation

A couple of deals I picked up at Target today.

Nivea Body Wash
Price: $3.99
- $4/1 from 5/2 RP

7th Generation Dish Soap
Price: $2.69
- $1/1 Target Printable
- $1/1 Manufacturer's Printable (stack with Target coupon)
= .69 ea

I only paid $1.33 + tax for everything in the picture.


Groupon: 1/2 Price at Children's Theatre

Today, through Groupon you can purchase half price tickets to a summer show at the Nashville Children's Theatre.

NOTE: This is the side deal, the main deal is a flooring deal, look on the side bar for NCT's deal.

Some of the productions include Charlotte's Web and Miss Nelson is Missing! They have performances on Friday and Saturdays during the month of June.

We're very excited about this offer. Love the Nashville Children's Theatre!

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Friday, May 14, 2010

My CVS Trip: Moneymaker

I made a quick trip to CVS at lunch yesterday. I had some ECB's (Extra Care Bucks) from a previous trip that needed to be used before they expired. I try to make the most of my ECB's so here's what I did:

Starting with $6.99 in ECBs from previous week

1st Transaction:
Purchased 1 pack of Goodnites
Sale Price: $8.99
- $1.50 coupon from SS 4/18
- $6.99 ECB
Total due: Tax Only .79
Received $2 ECBs

2nd Transaction:
Purchased Crest Pro Health
Sale Price: $3.50
- .75 coupon from P&G 5/2
- $2 ECB (from transaction #1)
= .75 + tax
Received $3.50 ECBs

I will submit my Crest Pro Health receipt for a rebate (found on tearpad at Publix) of a FREE Crest Toothpaste coupon. When I receive that free coupon, I will save it to use on another ECB promotion (CVS runs ECB promotions on Crest Toothpaste frequently).

And that is how you make the most of your coupons!


Free Day at the Discovery Center - Murfreesboro

Tomorrow is a Free Day at the Discovery Center in Murfreesboro.

Lots of activities planned for the whole family. My daughter loves the place. Check it out!

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40% Off at Justice

Here's one for all my teen and tween readers, which is probably just my 14 year-old niece.

Go here to print a coupon for 40% off everything at Justice. Or you can use the code for 40% off their online site.

Happy Shopping!

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$3 Huggies Coupon & CVS Deal

Go here to print a $3/1 Huggies Coupon from Facebook. This is a high dollar coupon and will go fast!

This week CVS has a deal on Huggies. When you purchase 1 pack of any Huggies at $8.49, you get $2 ECB's. Use the coupon with this sale and after the ECB's you pay only $3.49 for the Huggies.


Target: $5 off $30 Kids Clothes Coupon

I always excited to find a deal on kids clothes. Go here to get a $5 off $30 purchase of Kids clothes at Target. This is for Cherokee and Circo brand clothing. Pair this with a sale or clearance and you could get an awesome deal!

There is also a $3 off Ni Hao, Kai-Lan brand products and $2 off Merona Sunglasses.

Happy Shopping!

Thanks The Thrifty Mama


Free Garden Guide from Burpee

We are beginner gardeners and need all the help/advice we can get, so I was happy to see this offer.

Go here to get a FREE Vegetable Garden Gude from Burpee.

Happy Gardening!

Thanks The Thrify Mama


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Shoe Carnival BOGO + Additional Coupon

Right now Shoe Carnival is having a Buy One get One half off sale. Click the above picture and get a coupon for an additional $5, $10 or $15 off coupon that can be used with the sale.

You should be able to score a pretty good deal with the BOGO sale and coupon!


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The Blog Frog is a social/networking site for bloggers. We can discuss our blog posts, or other things that come up, share ideas, and get to know other bloggers.

It's very easy to set up. Just click on my community link on the left sidebar and sign up. You will start your own community when you sign up and don't forget to join mine!

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Publix Shopping List

These are the deals that are on my Publix shopping list this week:

Welch's 100% Grape Juice
Sale Price: $1.99
- $1/1 Printable
= .99 ea

Hunts Tomato Ketchup 35 oz (New! All natural with NO High Fructose Corn Syrup)
Sale Price: $1.15
- $1/2 from All You Magazine
.65 ea

Post Natural Raisin Bran
Sale Price: $1.99
- $2/1 Printable

Northland 100% Juice
Sale Price: $1.97
- $1/2 Printable
= $1.47 ea

Sale Price: .87
- $1/3 April All You, and 4/11 RP
= .54 per pack

Glass Plus Glass Cleaner
Sale Price: $1.24
- $1/1 Printable
= .24 ea

Newman's Own Natural/Organic Pasta Sauce
Sale Price: $1.99
- .50/1 RP 3/21 or Printable
= .99 ea

If these are in stock (they haven't been the last two times I was there).....

Schick Hydro Razor
Sale Price: $5.99
- $5/1 SS 5/9
- $1/1 Publix Green Adv flyer

Schick Hydro Shave Gel
Sale Price: $2.00
- $1/1 SS 5/9
- $1/1 Publix Green Advantage Buy Flyer

Nivea Body Wash
Sale Price: $3.89
- $4/1 RP 5/2

Carefree Panty Liners
Sale Price: .99
- $1/1 SS 4/25 or printable

These are just the deals I plan to get, for a complete list of sale items and coupon matchups go to


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Why Do I Give?

Recently, when talking about the Nashville Floods and the great need in and around Nashville, I was asked "Tara, how can you give {to charities & individuals} when you are in such hard financial times?"
My simple answer is "How can I not?" My home and family were spared while families less than a mile from us lost everything: home, belongings, pets, everything. It could have easily been us and I'm not taking that point for granted.

Yes, we are in a tight financial situation right now. We are living on less than half the income we used to. But, we still have a roof over our head and food on the table. We are managing to survive during this tough time. Part of this survival is from my savvy coupon shopping and stockpiling. This stockpile has come in handy over the past week when it came time to help out my neighbors who lost everything.

In years past, when major tragedies happened (aka: Sept 11, Hurricane Katrina, etc) we were in a financial position to give hundreds of dollars to charities to help the victims. This time, when it happened in our own backyard ironically, we can not donate that kind of money. I thought I could probably scrounge up $10 or so and donate to the Red Cross or the Humane Association (where my heart is). But then I realized, I could give them $10 cash or I could take that same $10 and with my shopping savvy, buy and donate $50 or more of needed supplies. And between my $10 and the stockpile of food, cleaning supplies, and toiletries, that I already have: I was able to help a personal friend, several other families that I didn't know, and many dogs and cats at the animal shelters.

I also can give my time. There are lots of organizations needing volunteers. I already volunteer at the Nashville Humane Association and will continue working in the pet food pantry giving out food to families with pets who are in need. I also have been helping a personal friend with her loss.
I really believe that anything we give will come back to us 10 fold. I've already seen this happen in my life this week with a kind and very generous Mother's Day Gift.

But the most important reason I choose to give? Below are the images I passed on my way to my nice, comfortable, dry, beautiful home today:

There, but for the Grace of God, go I.

Part of Works for Me Wednesday at We are That Family.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Weekly Shopping Wrap up

This week I did something a little different. I am moving toward trying to buy more organic, and local foods so I added the Farmer's Market to my shopping mix this week. My main focus for organic and all natural is meat and dairy. I've been purchasing free range eggs from a local farmer for a year now, and this week I added milk to my list. I purchased 3 gallons of milk from Hatcher Farm, a local dairy farm. Their milk is all natural and comes from cows who actually graze in a field and not forced to stand in a milk factory eating corn (which is not what cows are supposed to eat!)

Now, Hatcher milk is not cheap! I've been looking at it for a while, and pricing it in different stores and online. It averages $6 dollars a gallon! I'll let you pick yourself up off the floor.......
But, here's the deal I found: At the Franklin Farmer's market, if you purchase 3 gallons or more at a time, you can get it for $5 dollars a gallon. Still a huge difference from the average $2 a gallon a Kroger. But, I know exactly where this milk came from and feel confident about no hormones, antibiotics, etc in the milk my family is drinking. Now, my family cannot drink 3 gallons of milk before it goes bad. So I am freezing the extra for later. I've frozen milk before with no issue, you just have to pour off a little from the top of the jug so that the milk has room to expand when it freezes. I'm hoping this frugal experiment doesn't blow up in my face!

Total OOP: $22.50

I also shopped Whole Foods and purchased:
2lbs Organic Corn Meal from the bulk bins: .99/lb sale
1/2 lb Applegate Organic Herbed Turkey breast. $7.99/lb sale -- yes! that was a sale price!
** Note: it's expensive! But it is the best sliced turkey I've ever had!

Total OOP: $6.35


Velveeta Shells Dinner
Sale Price: $1.67
- $1/1 Kroger Catalina
= .67

Sale Price: .75

Peter Pan PB
Sale Price: $1.17
- $1.50/4 Printable
= .79 ea

8 O'clock Coffee
Sale Price: $2.50
- $2/2 Printable
= $1.50 ea

Greenwise Organic Soy Milk
Sale Price: $2.69

Total OOP: $21.53


Potatoes 10lb
Sale Price: $2.49

Organic Sugar
Sale Price: $2.05

Organic Bananas
Sale Price: .59/lb

Total OOP: $6.70

Grand Total for week: $57.08


Monday, May 10, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Well, I took the weekend off from the blog, and now I'm having trouble getting back into it.

I try to plan my dinners to be $5 or less except when I use meat. It will cost more because I've made a commitment to only purchase organic and humanely raised meat. This causes it to be more expensive, but it's not a budget buster if you shop wisely. I try to limit my meat meals to once or twice a week max. Otherwise, I am able to keep my meals at $5 or less by shopping sales, using coupons and stockpiling items when I get them at their rock bottom price.

Monday -- Quick Bean Quesadillas

Tuesday -- Hash Brown Frittata

Wednesday -- Lentil Tacos (recipe to come later)

Thursday -- Simple Supper: Canned Veggies, mashed potatoes, crescent rolls

Friday -- Dance Class! Leftovers

Saturday -- Multiple birthday parties! Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup

Sunday -- Slow Cooker Pizza (recipe to come later)


Friday, May 7, 2010

Supply Drive for Salvation Army

There will be a supply drive for the Salvation Army on:
Saturday, May 8, 10 am - 6pm
Sunday, May 9, 12p - 6pm
Cool Springs Galleria
Mall Parking Lot near Harley Davidson

You are asked to drop off any of the following to help flood Victims:
Hygiene Products
Paper Products
WalMart & Kroger Giftcards in increments of $25, $50, $100.

This drive is being sponsored by Mix 92.9 and BlueBell Ice Cream

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tide Loads of Hope Coming to Nashville!

Tide Loads of Hope trucks are coming to Nashville on Wednesday, May 12.

The Tide staff will literally wash, dry and fold clothes for our neighbors who need it. They will also be bringing their own water since we are in a mandatory conservation order.

Please contact Tide at 800-879-8433 (press 0 for operator) and let them know Nashville needs Loads of Hope. The more calls they receive the bigger priority we become. (They'll ask for your contact info.)

You can get the latest on their arrival and setup on twitter

Thanks to Keeping Our Cash for the info.


Nashville Flood Resources

Below is a link of great resources for donations of all kinds; financial, supplies and volunteer time. Go Here to see where you can donate what you have!

Thanks to everyone for helping in whatever way you can!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Donation Items that are Free at Publix this Week!

Right now in Middle Tennessee there is a huge need for some of the basics. Here is a list of items that you can get for free or next to nothing with coupons at Publix and donate.

Dove Deodorant
Sale Price: $1.15
- $1/1 RP 4/25
= .15 ea

Nivea Bodywash
Sale Price: $3.89
- $4/1 RP

Mahatma Rice
Sale Price: .99
-.50/1 (doubles) 4/24 RP

Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
Sale Price: $1.78
- $2/1 SS 3/14

9 Lives Cat Food 3.5lb (Remember the animal shelters are desperate for food/supplies)
Sale Price: $1.99
-$1/1 RP 4/11
= .99 ea

Here are some places that you can donate supplies to:

Second Harvest Food Bank
Donation Barrels at all Krogers

Salvation Army
Need toiletries and other personal items like socks and Tshirts. Click on link for full list.

Nashville Humane Association
Metro Animal Control
Wilson Humane Association
Sumner County Humane
Williamson Co. Animal Control

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Aldi Produce Deals

Here are the best produce deals at Aldi this week:

Baby Carrots 16 oz bag - .49 cents

Carrots 2lb bag - .49 cents

Avocados - .49 cents ea

Mushrooms 8oz pack - .99 cents

Cucumbers - .49 cents ea

Fresh Garlic 3pk - .79 cents

Roma Tomatoes 6pk - .99 cents


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Weekly Grocery Wrap Up - The Great Flood!

This week has been unlike anything I've ever experienced. We've been in our home since Saturday, unable to leave because of flood waters and washed out roads. I did finally venture out on Monday evening to survey the damage and grab some groceries. My budget is blown because of the extra water and other supplies we decided to get because of the flood and potential contaminated water supply (you can see some of our stockpile in the background of the picture).

I'm not going to bother to breakdown my purchases this week. The publix sale cycle ends today, to see my grocery list with coupon matches go here. We made a couple different trips at different times to the grocery and not all our purchases are in the picture.

Grand total: $67.67
Total Savings with coupons and sales: $66.38
Percent Saved: 50%


UPDATE:Frist Center - Free Admission Wed thru Sun!

UPDATE: Now the Frist and Cheekwood Botanical Gardens will be free admission through Sunday!

In response to the devastating flood that we're all recovering from. The Frist Center will generously offer Free Admission to everyone on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, May 5 - 7. The roads to the Frist are clear. Go here for directions.

Remember that Frist has ArtQuest, a great area for children to experiment with all kinds of art projects. This might be a good alternative for restless children that are still out of school because of the flood. Mine included!

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Middle TN Animal Shelters Need Help!

With the recent floods, there are hundreds of mis-placed pets. Animal Shelters are filling up. They are trying to manage the influx.

If you are missing an animal, check with local animal control to see if they have your pet.

There is a call from Metro Animal control and other county shelters for donations of:

Dog/Cat Treats
Cat Litter

Below are links to other surrounding counties Animal Shelters who also need help/supplies:

Sumner County
Wilson County
Rutherford County
Williamson County

If you have a stockpile of animal supplies, now would be a good time to share.

Some good pet supply deals this week:

Tidy Cats Litter
Sale Price: $1.77
- $1/1 from 5/2 SS and 2/7 SS
= .77 ea

Pedigree Dog Food 20 lb bag
Sale Price: 10.99
$2 off 1 coupon in 3/21 and 4/25 RP
= $8.99

Iams Dog Food 17.5 lb bag
Sale Price: $15.99
- $3/1 Iams coupon in 5/2 P&G Insert
= $12.99 each If you purchase 4 particpating P&G products you get a $4 coupon off your next purchase of anything.

Harris Teeter (sale prices good for today):
Alpo Dog Food 17.6 lb bag
Sale Price: $5.49

Tidy Cats Scoop Litter 20lbs
Sale Price: $6.99
- $1/1 from RP 5/2 or 2/7
= $5.99

Note: There were many, MANY pet supply coupons in this past Sunday's paper. There are probably good coupon/sale matchups that I haven't even found yet, so check them out and please help!

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - Flood Edition

I've been so distracted by the Floods in Nashville that I've not spent very much time on the blog. I'm just now getting around to planning the menu for the week.

I usually try to keep my meals at $5 or less except when I have meat, which is usually not more than once a week. I've made a commitment to only purchasing organic and humanely raised meat. It can be done while on a tight budget! But, my meals usually end up being more than $5. Oh well, I think it's worth it for a healthy family

Monday -- Veggie Burritos

Tuesday -- Veggie Quesadillas

Wednesday -- Mom's Mini Meatloaves

Thursday -- Simple Supper: Canned beans, corn, mac n cheese

Friday -- Dance Class! Leftovers or soup from a can and sandwiches

Saturday - Hashbrown Frittata

Sunday -- Mother's Day - TBD

For other great menu ideas, visit


Emergency Pet Shelter in Franklin TN

Attention: Emergency Pet Shelter Available

If you or somone you know has been displaced by the recent flooding and have pets that need shelter, please contact Animal Ark Animal Hospital at 615-778-0880.

They will be taking pets owned by displaced families. Space is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Animal Ark Animal Hospital
1115 W. McEwen Drive
Franklin, TN 37067


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Nashville Flood

I have been living through the Great Flood of Middle Tennessee. We've received more rain in the past 2 days than any other time since they began recording rainfall. The entrance to our neighborhood has been under 4 feet of water and the road leading to our neighborhood has been washed away. We are very lucky and grateful that our house is on a hill and water has not gotten to it.

There are hundreds of families living in shelters right now and thousands more without power. Lots of damage to homes and businesses all over town.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all affected. To help with the cleanup and recovery go to Hands On Nashville. To make a monetary donation go Nashville Red Cross

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Buy Some Stamps, Save an Animal!

The US Postal Service has some great new stamps! Right now you can purchase stamps that have pictures of shelter animals.

Every year millions of dogs and cats are euthanized because of overcrowding at animal shelters. Most of these animals would have made wonderful pets if only given the chance.

Also, as part of the campaign launch Halo Pet Foods are giving a million pet meals to animal shelters around the country.

Go here to order your pet stamps.

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