Wednesday, August 31, 2011
So my little organizing/cleaning experiment is over, or just getting started. I have made real progress. Here is what has improved,
*My dishes situation, I am always caught up now and my sink is shining still!
*Laundry, for the most part I have been doing way better on staying caught up on laundry!
*Getting up and dressed early
*Making my bed in the am
Here are the things I am going to work on next...
*My control journal, I broke down and ordered one because I think it will help me keep on track better. (There are also 19 baby steps for the control journal).
*Doing the 15 minutes of declutter everyday.
*Progressing to the Zones!
I think and my husband would agree that progress has been made. I am very proud of myself! I am flying. Thanks for reading all of these crazy posts! Did you learn anything, did you implement anything into your routine? From time to time I will give you an update, but the daily posts are done for now. :)
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
What's for dinner? (Beef, it what's for dinner). This is totally not my creation, but I wish it was. Planning what your doing for dinner before six is a great tool for avoiding the "witching hour". Once school starts on Monday we are going to implement this. So excited!
1. Didn't add any rebate money
2. Spent $0 (this was a first for me, the manager had to approve the transaction)
3. Retail amount to date: $1972.30
4. Earned $2 in + UPs and will submit for Lysol rebate
5. Amount spent out of pocket in 2011: $278.38
Friday, August 26, 2011
You are not behind! I don't want you to try to catch up; I just want you to jump in where we are. O.K.?
Thursday, August 25, 2011
In ad coupon deals:
*Dole Salads $1.68
*Albertsons Frozen Veggies or Popsicle Novelties 99 cents
*Ball Park Franks $1.99, use 0.75/1 from 8/7 RP=$1.24
*Ken's Salad Dressing 99 cents, use $1/1 from 8/14 SS=FREE!
*Pasta Roni, Rice-a-Roni, or Albertsons Pasta 88 cents
*Crest Toothpaste or Oral-B Cavity Defense Toothbrush 99 cents, use 0.75/1 (coupon for both) from the 7/31 P&G=24 cents
*Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.99/lb
*Peaches or Nectarines 88 cents/lb
*Minute Maid Ades $1
*Frigo String Cheese $3.49, use 0.55/1 from 8/21 SS=$2.94
*Ortega Taco Shells $2.39, use $1/1 from 6/26 SS=$1.39
*Watermelon 49 cents/lb
*Crystal Geyser gallon water $1 (food storage item!)
*Sobe Lifewater $1, (I have gotten 0.50/1 catalina coupons on these recently)
*Duncan Hines Brownies/Cake/Frosting $1.25, use buy 2 get free brownie mix from 6/5 SS
*Buy 10 save $3 instantly on Fuze, Powerade, vitaminwater, or Honest Tea. Look for $1/2 on Honest Tea and 0.75/2 Powerade tearpads in the store=as low as 20 cents each!
*Buy 1 Velveeta Cheesy skillets $1.79, (use $1/1 from 8/21 SS) get $1 off meat catalina=79 cents for Skillet kit and $1 off meat
*Free Water when you buy 4 Fiber One Bars/Brownies or Nature Valley Granola Bars/Thins priced at $2.99 (not the greatest prices)
*Spend $12 on participating Nestle products, get $4 catalina. Best bet, buy 4 Dreyers (priced at $3, use 2 $1/2 from 6/12 SS=as low as $1.50 each
*Buy 4 Crunch 'n Munch or David Sunflower Seeds get $1 cat=75 cents each
*Buy 4 Chef Boyardee or Banquet Meals get $1 cat, use 0.50/2 from Sept All You=as low as 50 cents each
*Buy 4 Hunts Tomatoes or Rosarita Refried Beans get $1 cat=75 cents each
*Buy 4 Hunts Snack Packs get $1 cat, use 0.45/3 from 8/7 SS=64 cents each
*Buy 4 Hunts BBQ, Ketchup, or Gulden's Mustard get $1 cat=75 cents each
*Buy 4 Hunts Pasta Sauce or Blue Bonnet Margarine get $1 cat=75 cents each
*Buy 4 Manwich or Ro-tel Tomatoes get $1 cat=75 cents eac
*Buy 2 Peter Pan Peanut Butter ($2.49 each) get $1 cat, use 0.50/1 from Sept All You=as low as $1.49 each
*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Albertsons in Oregon.
Today was an advice and encouragement day. Getting everything in your routine down is a process. Give yourself a gold star if you completed your morning routine. Well, I did it, not exactly sure it was still morning when I finished...it was one of those days, but it is a process right?
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
*Best deal this week is Rite Aid where most vitamins are Buy 1 Get 1 Free. Some vitamins may even qualify for a bonus + Up, (spend $20 get $5 + UP). I will try to get to Rite Aid tomorrow and scout out the best deals.
A control journal is where you write down your routines and how you keep on track. You know I love lists and writing stuff down. There is another baby step series for getting your control journal put together. I think I will start that one after I finish the baby steps. One thing I like about it, is that is has an emergency preparation section. I also love how Monday-Friday is your work days, Saturday is family fun day, and Sunday is renew your spirit day.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Here are my favorite deals this week:
*Stopain Pain Relieving Gel $5
*Max-Freeze Pain Relievers $6.99
Get $6.99 + UP
*Rite Aid Hand Sanitizer $1
Get $1 +Up
*Mead Composition books 3 for $1.98
Get $1 + Up on 3
=33 cents each!
*Buy 1 get 2 Free Rite Aid Brand boxed envelopes, pencils or tape
*Trident Gum $1
Use $2/3 from 7/24 SS
Stack with 0.50/1 from video values (Layers)
=17 cents each
*No Nonsense B1G1 50% off
Use $1.50 from video values
Get $2 + UP on 2
*Lots of B1G1 Free Vitamin deals
Most of these also correspond with the spend $20 get $5 + UP on vitamins deal
*Boiron Arnicare Gel $6.99
Get $6 + Up
*Stopain Analgesic Spray $7.99
Get $7 + UP
Get $5 + UP
*Calm Forte Sleep Aid $3.99
Get $3 + UP
*Act Mouthrinse $4.49
Use $1/1 from 8/21 SS
Stack with $1 video values
Get $1 + Up
Also counts toward to $5 + Up when you purchase $25 worth of oral care products
*Crest Complete $2.99
Use 0.75/1 from 7/31 P&G
Get $2 + Up
Also counts towards oral care + UP
and counts towards spend $25 on Crest/Oral B/Scope get $5 SCR
*Gerber Baby Food, Snacks, and Juice B3 Get 4th Free
*Buy Tugaboo Jumbo Pack, get free baby wipes
*Pampers Big Box $21.99 (not a good price, but if you are at 20% wellness it will ring up at $19.99)
Use $2/1 from 7/31 P&g
Get $3 + Up
=as low as $14.99
*Lysol Wipes 2 for $4
Use $1/2 from 8/7 SS
Stack with $1 from July and August video values
Submit for free wipes rebate (must buy 3)
=33 cents each when you buy 3
Use $1.50/1 from 8/14 SS
Part of Spend $30 get $10 + UP (must buy small filler, $2.50 items)
*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Rite Aid.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
I am going to spend 15 minutes on each room (take a 15 minute break every hour) and keep going until I am done. Surprizingly, it shouldn't take all day because I have been keeping up pretty well. We will see though. Is your timer set...ready, set, go!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I have been going to bed way too late...it has something to do with the house finally being quiet, me enjoying my down time, and one of my favorite shows that is on "after dark". With all that being said, my new bedtime is going to be 11:00. That may have to start after schools starts though, now guarantees.
By the way does anyone know why on the East Coast and West Coast it is the 11 o'clock news and everywhere else it is the 10 o'clock news. I much prefer 10 o'clock because then if I want to watch Jay Leno, I am not up past midnight.
In ad coupons:
*Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, or Trix 3 for $5, use $1/3 from 8/7 GM=$1.33 each
*Albertsons Chunk or Shredded Cheese $2.19, stack with giveaway coupons
*homelife Papertowels or Roll tissue $4.99
*Albertsons French Fries, Potato Rounds or Hash Browns 3 for $5, stack with giveaway coupons
*Hawaii's Own Juice 88 cents
*Hormel Bacon $4.99
*Franz Bread 3 for $5, use $1/1=67 cents each!
*Free Bar S Hot Dogs when you buy Albertsons Singles and 2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, stack with 0.40/2 from 8/7 GM
*Save $4/2 Gold Fish Bulk
*Kraft Mac & Cheese 5 pack $4.99, look for peelies on product for $2/1 Kool Aid Jammers
*Buy 2 Dole Salad Blends get free strawberries with in store coupon
*Buy 10 Knorr Rice or Pasta Side Dish ($1 each) get free 8 piece Dark Friend or Grilled Chicken or Rotisserie Chicken for 99 cents, stack giveaway coupons for Rotisserie chicken
*Get a $5/$25 coupons when you sign up for Albertsons email link here. Also tell friends and get an additional coupon for each friend that registers.
*Buy 2 Malt-O-Meal Cereals get 2 free Better Oats Oatmeal
*Buy 2 7-up, Sunkist, or A&W 12 packs (2 for $9), get free Snapple 64 oz bottle
*Buy 3 lbs or more of Albertsons Ribeye Steak and get a free 5 pack of Corn instantly, stack giveaway coupons for Ribeye steak
*Save $5 Instantly when you buy 10 participating product (price listed after discount)
1. Klondike or Popsicles $2.49, stack with giveaway coupons (Popsicles)
2. Ragu 99 cents, stack with $1/2 from 7/31 RP=49 cents each
3. Propel 50 cents
4. Best Foods Mayo $2.99, use 0.25/1 from 7/31 RP or look for $1/2 peelies=$2.49 each. Bonus catalina of $2 when you buy 2
5. Breyers or Ben & Jerrys $2.99
6. Wishbone Salad Dressing 99 cents, use $1/2 from 7/31 RP=49 cents each
7. Kraft BBQ sauce 79 cents, stack with giveaway coupons, also look for $2/1 Country Time Lemonade Peelies
8. Skippy Peanut Butter $1.49, use $1/2 from 7/31 RP or look for $1/2 peelies=99 cents each, this is also a food storage item!
9. Ocean Spray Juice $1.99
10. Bertolli Pasta Sauce $2.49
11. Hershey's Package Chocolates $2.49
12. Dove or Caress Bar Soap $2.49
13. Shedd's Country Crock $2.99
14. Knorr Homestyle Stock $3.49
15. Arrowhead Spring Water $3.50
16. Fiber One Bars $3.99
17. Nature Valley Granola Bars $3.99, use 0.75/2 from 8/7 GM
18. Purex 3 in 1 or detergent $3.99, use 0.50/1 from 8/7 RP
*Spend $20 on Participating P&G Products, get $5 catalina. Honestly nothing is jumping out as a fabulous price on this promo.
*Buy 1 Gain 50 oz detergent one 2 other Gain items get $3 catalina, use various coupons from 8/14 RP
Albertsons Sizzlin' Summer Giveaway Matchups
*Vitamin Water 88 cents, use 3 to get it for 13 cents
*Albertsons Lunchment $3.49
*Fresh Tomatoes on the Vine $1.99
*Equaline Antacid $3.50
*Equaline Alcohol 89 cents, use 3 to get it for 14 cents
*Sweet Baby Ray's $1.50
*Albertsons Olive Oil $4.99
*homelife Trash Bags $5.89
*Albertsons Pickles $1.49
*Albertsons Picante Sauce $1.99
*Albertsons Butter Quarters $3.79
*Albertsons Apple Juice $2.79
Other regular prices that might score you some free or cheap deals.
*Baby Basic Wipes $2.69
*Shopper Value Oil $4.29
*homelife Bleach $1.89
*homelife Dish Detergent $2.49
*homelife Foil $2.79
*homelife Plastic Wrap $2.49
*homelife Fabric Sheets $3.19
*homelife Tissues $1
*homelife Laundry Soap $3.49
*homelife Dishwasher Detergent $3.99
*homelife Paper Towels $1.79
*homelife Utinsels $1.49
*homelife Cups $1.50
*homelife Sandwich Bags $1.59
*Skintimate Shaving Gel $3.19, stack with 0.55/1 from 7/24 SS
*Neosporin $5.29, stack with $1.50/2 (bandaids and neosporin) from 7/31 SS
*Amp $1.50, use 6 coupons to get it free
*Band-aids $2.99, stack wtih $1.50/2 (bandaids and neosporin) from 7/31 SS
*Degree $4.39 (look for twin packs), use $1/1 from 7/31 RP, bonus catalina of $4 when you buy 4 or more through 8/22
*Dove Shampoo $5.49, use Buy 1 get free treatment from 7/31 RP
*Edge Shave Gel $3.19, use 0.55/1 from 7/24 SS
*Tropicana, check your email for $2/1 from juicy rewards
*Albertsons Canned Tomatoes $1
*Albertsons Ketchup $1.79
*Donuts 79 cents, use 3 to get it for 4 cents (like you need more donuts)
*Albertsons BBQ $1.79
*Albertsons Pancake Mix $2.99
*Albertsons Applesauce $1.89
*Albertsons Frozen Veggies $1.49
*Albertsons Soup $2.19
*Albertsons Sweet Corn $1.39
*Albertsons Relish $1.79
*Albertsons Texas Toast $2.69
*Albertsons White Grapes $1.99/lb this week
*Albertsons Cottage Cheese $2.29
*Albertsons Sour Cream $1.99 (look for peelies)
*This deal is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Albertsons in Oregon.
*Homelife tissues $1, used 4 coupons=free!
*Albertsons Pudding Cups $1, used 4 coupons=free!
*Albertsons Pasta $1, used 4 coupons=free!
*Equaline Rubbing Alcohol $1, used 4 coupons=free!
*Albertsons Relish $1.79, used 7 coupons=4 cents!
*Homelife Spoons/Forks $1.49 each, used 7 coupons=24 cents each!
*Albertsons Marshmallows $1.59, used 4 coupons=59 cents!
*Homelife Sandwich Bags $1.59, used 4 coupons=59 cents!
*Tyson Anytizers $2.50, used 5 coupons=$1.25
*Albertsons Pizza $2.50, used 4 coupons=$1.50
Retail Total $18.45, paid only $4.45! Thanks Albertsons I love this!
*Make sure your cashier checks to see if they are scanning off. She may have to add the total and then subtract it from your bill in one discount.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
This week's item is 4 cans mushroom soup
The best price is 50 cents each for store brand Fred Meyer, total $2!
It might be a good week to make sure you are updated on previous weeks, check back here to make sure you are caught up!
Monday, August 15, 2011
By the way, I have created a clean fest at my house. My daughter recently organized her art shelf and wanted me to "blog" about it.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
after. I guess grocery shopping would be the next logical step. :)
Friday, August 12, 2011
Delete your fly lady emails. Check, I love to delete emails! By the way, if you are getting a massive amount of emails from fly lady, make sure to check your account and only sign up for the ones you want (like the daily newsletter).
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
3 different cashiers told me yesterday that you can STACK the 25 cents coupons on 1 ITEM until the item is FREE! Now of course, I have no official clarification on this, but I am going to try it soon. It doesn't hurt to ask at your store. If so, this means for many cheap or even free items for me!
Best deals I see:
*$5.99 Farm Fresh Chicken Breasts with in ad coupon
*$1.99 Mini Watermelons
*50 cents Propel
*69 cents Albertsons Diced Chilies
*Buy 2 Lays Kettle Chips, get $2 worth of produce free
*Buy Jamba Juice Smoothies, get Albertsons Frozen Apple Juice free
*Save $2 Instantly when you buy $10 worth of Tillamook products
Sizzlin Summer Giveaway Coupon Matchups:
*Albertsons Pasta $1
*Tyson Anytizers $2.50 (stack with $1/1 from 8/7 SS)
*Albertsons Pizza $2.50
*Albertsons Waffles $1.99
*Albertsons BBQ Sauce $1.79
*Albertsons Mustard $1.99
*Homelife Storage Bags $2.49
*Albertsons Hot Dog Buns $1.25
*Albertsons Marshmallows $1.59, also use in ad store coupon, save $1 when you buy Albertsons Marshmallow, Albertsons Graham Crackers, and Hershey's Candy Bar 6 pack
*Spend $12 of Nestle Ice Cream products and get $4 cat
Best Bet Dreyer's Ice Cream $3, use $1/2 from 6/12 SS
*Buy any 10 participating General Mills Products get $5 cat and 25 Bonus Box Tops
This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Albertsons in Oregon.
but Train Diego is my son's favorite.
He goes everywhere with him, sleeps with him, and takes baths with him. Unfortunately this means he gets misplaced a lot. Last Tuesday, we lost him when we were out running errands. I knew he was either at preschool, the car, or Ross. Preschool couldn't find him and after several searches he didn't turn up in the car either. My husband went to Ross to try and find him and couldn't. My son was distraught and was just crying and crying. Every time he would stop, someone, (guess who) would remind him that Train Diego was lost. I was about ready to buy a new one (he only comes in the $50 train set).
Then on Friday, I went shopping at Ross. I threw in some shoes that I had been eyeing on Tuesday when we were there (without trying them on). When I got home and was modeling my purchases...guess what was inside my new shoes! TRAIN DIEGO.
My little boy must have put him in the shoes, then I put the shoes back. If you have ever shopped at Ross, you know it is pretty amazing that something is still there after three days! So everyone is happy and Train Diego got to go shopping again today, but Mom kept a much better eye on him.
*This story is a true experience and an exert from my personal blog.
What is all this fly lady stuff, read today's challenge here
1. Didn't add any rebate money
2. Spent $41.05 out of pocket
4. Earned $12 in + Ups, $3 SCR, plus some towards my Kimberly Clark and Glam Camp Rebates
5. Amount spent out of pocket in 2011: $278.38
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
*Buy One Get One Free Roast
*Buy One Get One Free Chicken Breasts
*Buy One Get One Free Dole Salad Blends
*Buy One Get One Free Doritos
*Pepsi 2 liter Soft Drinks $1
*Buy Rio on DVD or Blu-Ray, get Free Hawaiian Punch and Free Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies
*Buy any 6 participating Kelloggs/Keebler product, price is $1.88 each:
-Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies, Froot Loops, use 2 $1/3 from 7/24 RP=$1.54 each when you buy 6 (these are the large boxes too!)
-Pop Tarts or Pop Tart Mini Crisps, use 2 $1/3 from 7/24 RP=$1.54 each when you buy 6
-Cinnabon Bars, Kelloggs Fruit Snacks
-Keebler Granola Fudge Bars, use 6 0.75/1 from 7/10 RP=$1.13 each when you buy 6
-Kelloggs Nutri Grain Bars
-Rice Krisipie Treats
-Keebler Crackers, use 2 $1/3 printable at kelloggs.com (must register)=$1.54 when you buy 6
-Keebler EL Fudge or Fudge Shoppe Cookies
*P&G Promotion, spend $20 on participating products get $5 catalina.
I don't see any spectacular prices, however, there are lots of coupons for these items in the 7/31 P&G. Pay attention to this deal though:
*Pampers Double Dip Promo
1) Spend $25 on Pampers Swaddlers or Cruisers get $5 catalina.
2) Spent $20 on participating P&G products get $5 catalina (Pampers Big Pack included)
Buy 1 Pampers Big Pack $19.99
Buy 1 Pampers Jumbo Pack probably $9.99
Buy 1 can Pringles $1.50
(You have now filled the requirements of both catalinas)
Use 2 $2/1 from P&G 7/31
Get back $10 in catalinas
=$17.48 for a big pack and a jumbo pack, plus some Pringles!
*I have not tested this, but I am going to try it ASAP and let you know if it works.
*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Albertsons in Oregon.
I actually have been doing for a long time and following them on facebook, now I actually need to read them better. One thing about Fly Lady, they send out a ton of emails, so make sure you are only signed up for what interests you. I just get the daily newsletter. I know that ding from my iPhone between 10-11 pm in the fly lady. :)
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
This week's items are:
10 lbs Sugar
1 box salt
Best price for sugar:
Sherms: $5.59 for 10 lbs
Best price for salt:
Walmart 38 cents
*These items will go on great sales when it gets closer to baking and holiday season in November and December.
Monday, August 1, 2011
I have trouble with this also. I usually don't wear makeup or really do my hair if I am just at home cleaning all day, but I see the principal. I have to admit when I am all ready for the day, I feel better and I am happier. I am sure that rubs off on my attitude and productivity. I am not sure about the shoes though...I hate wearing shoes in the house. Plus cleaning in shoes, that is just not comfy. I will take my fuzzy socks.
So day 2, check. My sink is still shiny too.
So today, I am changing my attitude about things, a lot of things. We have a break from swimming, soccer, and all the hustle. I am going to catch up and change some habits. There is so much on my list, potty training, deep cleaning things, organizing closets and dressers, laundry, shopping, catching up on my blogging, reading with the kids, piano practice, better scripture study, starting a habit of family prayer, organizing a coupon class?, planning something fun for Greg's birthday and our anniversary, a "new" project :), etc...now I am getting overwhelmed and bored again.
- 15 minute timed sessions on rooms (and then move on...and come back if needed)
- 1-2 loads of laundry per day (from sorting to putting away)
- working on "zones" of your house each week (eventually getting to deep cleaning and organizing things)
- after time, an hour a day and your house will be kept up
- starting slow and building habits