Meal Plan: Week of Feb 11th

Since my oldest loves meat, so I think here, why not to make this week a little more fun? My oldest loves anything meat. He would always ask for seconds!

Feb 12th – Mexican chicken, rice and beans (a crockpot recipe)
Feb 15th – Frozen pizza
Feb 16th & 17th – leftovers
What’s your meal plan for this week? Let’s hear them!


Have I Met My Goals?

Have I met some of my goals this month? Read here

I have! I connected with most of the bloggers on social media platforms! I absolutely love this connection I make on a daily basis. And check out their blogs and such weekly. It gives me ideas on what to write about other than being stumped on.

Next month, I will try to transfer over to WordPress. I will try to have a brand new blog makeover. I found the image I absolutely love, colors and all!

One goal at a time!

Gardening: Herbs!

For the longest I wanted to grow my own herbs but I couldnt wrap my head on how/where to get started. I got 3 seeds from Bing through Klout Perks last year. It’s sitting in my cabinet, waiting to be thrived!

I collect baby glass jars and I have many uses for them. How fabulous would it be if I grow herbs in those jars indoor, to save up spaces. I have no idea where to put them, but I’m sure it’s out of the reach of my boys’ little hands! 🙂

I will let you know the progress of the herbs as soon as I get the potting soils!

Disclaimer: I got the free samples from Bing through Klout Perks. As always, opinions/thoughts are 100% my own.

Meal Plan: Week of Jan 28th

Into the last week of first month of the year I want to try different vegetables each week to see if we like it. I dont think I have ever eaten asparagus but this will be on this week meal plan.

Jan 28th – Italian Pot Roast 

Jan 29th – Pork Loins with asparagus and mashed potatoes.

Jan 30th  – Fried chicken, mac and cheese and greens – Dezmond’s favorite!

Jan 31st – Baked Ziti with Sausage 

Feb 1st – Frozen Pizza

Feb 2nd – Brinner

What’s your meal plan for this week? Let’s hear them!

Jan 25th CVS Trip

Those that knows me know that I ‘m a hardcore/strategic couponer. I stock up with alot of neccessities last year that I don’t really need to buy anything else for at least a year but few items I’d like to stock up on. But last week there was a glitch, a glitch that I’m lucked out. I scored 12 nivea creme tins at CVS for $1.49 after I rolled my previous extra care bucks as known as ECB and got back $30 in ECB. A huge moneymaker there. Read here.

I wanted to show you how I broke down using the huge ECB and coupons. This week, they had charmin toilet papers on sale for buying $30 worth in products and get a $10 CVS cash card. Plus I want to get money back from Ibotta –  ( a fun new app that: pays you cash for buying your favorite products in the store, has tons of great offers on products you buy all the time, and lets you transfer your earnings into PayPal or donate to any school in America or United Way) So you just basically pick which store you bought the items at and then upload a receipt using your phone and scan the barcode from the products you bought. Pretty easy isnt it!

The breakdown will provide after the pictures:

To use a huge $30 ECB, you are looking for items that produces ECB or cvs cash card. In this picture thats what I did. They all produced ECBS and cvs cash card.

3 Charmins – $9.99 = $29.98
1 Ladyspeedstick – $2.99
1 Speedstick – $2.99
1 Colgate toothpaste – $3
1 Colgate rinse – $3
2 Crest toothpastes – $5.98

Total OOP:  $47.93

Coupons I used:

$30 ECB
$6 ECB
(2) $1/1 speedstick coupons
$.50/1 colgate toothpaste
(2) $.50/1 crest toothpaste

Total OOP plus tax: $8.15 and used previous cvs cash card, so nothing out of my pocket! and got back $10 CVS cash card for charmin, $6 ecb for speedstick/colgate and $4 ecb for crest. Plus I got back $2 from Ibotta for doing colgate toothpaste and rinse.