Sunday, January 29, 2012

Busy, busy weekend!

Unfortunately, it involved little sewing. I did get the center of the 100 Blocks magazine quilt done and I did hem Joe's pants. Does that count? With any luck I will get upstairs tonight to do some more sewing, but at this rate, I wouldn't count on it. This was a cleaning weekend. There is not a part of my house that doesn't sparkle and shine! All the laundry is done, and I even did the grocery shopping. Remember..I shop once a month, so there is a lot of planning involved in it. It really does save me tons of money to do it this way. The fewer amount of times you enter the store, the less you will spend! It cost me a tiny bit over $300 for groceries for this month. Not bad considering there are 6 adults here! That includes all food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, etc. EVERYTHING. I got my coupons in order this morning and made a stop at CVS. This is what I got:
That is $105.96 worth of stuff. I paid $13.57 for a savings of $92.39. Yay! I also got some canning done. I did 8 pints of pinto beans and 8 pints of Great White Northern beans done:
Last night we had Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas for dinner...made at home, of course:
Dinner tonight is southwest soup and home made whole wheat to follow when they are done being made!! So, this has been a great weekend. I still have to do the cooking for the month, but I think that will wait until Tuesday since I have to can the leftover soup tonight. After that, hopefully sewing!! Hope you all had a great, productive weekend!!


  1. Awesome!!! hope you get a bit of sewing time in - but even if not, you were VERY productive! Love the savings...

  2. You continue to amaze me. I wish I was as organized and talented as you. I can't seem to effectively shop once a week, there is always something I have forgotten.


  3. You must be a coupon queen. I have kind of let it slide since we don't take a newspaper.

    You've been really busy -- I like what you did with the borders of your snow ball quilt. And, did you show the quilt from Mysteries for Relay? Are you doing the next one? I may be able to join in on that one. Should be fun!

  4. Wow that is amazing getting all those goodies so cheaply. Love your canning jars, they look so nice on the shelf.