Monday, April 25, 2011

I'm Daring 2 Share.

Jason Petty aka Propaganda
is truly amazing and inspiring.

I just had to share this with you...

"I hope you're closely listening..."

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I Just Had To Share

Guess how much I saved?
Last night, to Stephen's and my dismay, we once again realized we were out of coffee for the morning.  And let me tell you, in this household, that is NEVER a good way to start off the morning.  So, thankfully, we have a gas station just outside the neighborhood that would provide us with our morning kickstart AND from immediate research online to find the store I would be going to to remedy our situation, Harris Teeter heard my cry. 

I LOVE Harris Teeter SALES! 
And I LOVE being an eVIC Member

This week I purchased:

Buy 2 Get 3 FREE!  So I bought TEN!

I see lots of baking in my future and lots of eggs spam and rice too!

Buy 2 Get 3 FREE!  Again, I bought TEN!
My sister Jesseca is coming for the Summer, so I need to stock up on CORN!
5 cans of Corn, 3 cans of Green Beans, & 2 cans of Peas

Buy 2 Get 3 FREE!  PLUS 2 coupons for $0.55/off 1!  So I bought 5 bags!

Buy 1 Get 1 Free!  I bought 2!
With my nephew in tow, we checked out and paid our bill, came home, scanned my purchase for the National Consumer Panel, and took a picture of our loot...

I paid $50 for $125 worth of groceries!

Yes, that's a $75 SAVINGS!

This is not something I do every week because the BEST savings is to NOT spend any money,
I do believe that "necessity is the mother of invention",

I LOVE getting the most for the money I do spend!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Fool's Day

This day also happens to be my Mother-in-Law's Birthday.  Lucky Lady! 
The family decided to have a feast for her prepared by each of us contributing something. 
Stephen, Makoa, and I were in charge of Bread and Dessert. 

This is my staple Sourdough French Bread that I make often.
Photo by  Taste of Home
For Dessert, I've been working on mastering the Molten Lava Cake, one of my favorites.
Photo from Tasty Kitchen
As for her gift, Makoa and I had fun with this. 

I had made Marvelous Marble Cream Cheese & Chocolate Muffins to take to dinner at a friends house the day before the birthday dinner.  I had one left, so I decided I would put a candle in it and have Makoa hold it for a picture to be framed and given to her as a gift.  That "photo session"  sparked a bit of inspiration. 

A HomeMade Birthday Card

As you can see, Makoa and I had fun.