Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Menu Plan: Week of 7/17

Last week I attended our annual church camp which is why I didn't post a menu plan last week. I just can't rave enough about how good the food was, my favorite dish being a new mexican casserole that I need to get the recipe for.

Sunday: Camp Food
Monday: Spinach Pie Crust Quiche, Applesauce
Tuesday: Grill Night: Turkey Burgers, Corn on the Cob, Cantaloupe
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Family Reunion: BBQ
Saturday: Family Reunion: Biscuits & Gravy, Pizza Wheels & Salad, Chinese

Thanks to I'm an Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Mondays!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer To Do's: Strawberry Banana Yogurt Pops

Yippee, today I'm checking off an item from our summer to do list, "Make Homemade Popsicles".

The Fill and Freeze Puree Pops I ordered from Amazon arrived this week and right off the bat I was really impressed with the quality of this set. I also couldn't resist these Blue Rocket Ice Pop Molds. They remind me of the red white and blue rocket pops I loved as a kid. For anyone considering buying these both sets are BPA free.

I followed this recipe by Jamie Oliver using strawberries I'd frozen from my parents garden.

What you'll need:
2 Cups Plain or Vanilla Yogurt (Mine is expired yogurt that needed a purpose)
1 - 1.5 Cups of Frozen Berries
2 Small Bananas
2 TB Honey or Agave Syrup
Popsicle Molds or Dixie Cups and Popsicle Sticks for freezing

Break up or slice the bananas and place them in a food processor or blender with the berries

Add 2 Cups of yogurt followed by the agave syrup, I just drizzled some right over the top.

Puree or blend on a low setting until smooth.

Fill your molds or dixie cups leaving about a half inch of space at the top, the liquid will expand once frozen.
Keep in mind this recipe made enough liquid to fill both sets of molds I had plus an entire mug with the remaining.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

AmeriGas Cylinder Exchange or Purchase Coupon & Rebate!

If you need to replace the gas for your grill now is a great time to do that! Head to and print this $3/1 AmeriGas Cylinder Exchange or Purchase

Then submit for this rebate here and save an additional $5 by mail! Limit 1 rebate per household. Purchase must be made between 6/1/2011 and 9/29/2011. Rebate must be received no later than 10/31/2011.

We found AmeriGas at our local Albertson's but you can search for a location near you here. 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Menu Plan: Week of 7/3

I can't believe I'm saying this but our Grilled Lime Chicken was postponed for a third time.  We ended up having a lovely afternoon of pool time fun on Saturday and my mom grabbed some Papa Murpheys pizzas for dinner.

Sunday: Leftovers, Ravioli
Tuesday: Spinach Pesto over Pasta
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: Vegetable Pie Crust Quiche, Fresh Fruit
Friday: Baking these Cookies, Dinner at my Parents
Saturday: Grilled Lime Marinated ChickenChipotle Rice (Lets try this again . . .)

Thanks to I'm an Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Mondays!

Newest Target Printable Coupons: Huggies, Sharpie, VitaminWater & More!

Here are some of the newest Target Printable Coupons released, print now if you know you'll need to use any of these.

75¢ off when you buy any one WONKA® Laffy Taffy Bag
75¢ off 3- to 5-pk. Post-it flags or tabs
$1 off With purchase of two 3-pk. Stride 2.0 gums
50¢ off 15- to 40-ct. Wet Ones moist wipes
$2 off With purchase of four select Kashi items$1 off 12-pk. Sierra Mist beverage item
75¢ off With purchase of two select 8-oz. bagged candies
FREE Buy Two, Get One FREE 20-oz. Vitaminwater beverage
$1 off 4-pk. 16-oz. Vitaminwater beverage item
$1 off With purchase of two Bic writing utensil items
$1 off Select Crayola dry erase items
$1 off Papermate writing utensil item
$1 off Sharpie permanent marker item
$2 off when you buy any HUGGIES® Snug and Dry Diapers (60ct or larger)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Amazon: Melissa & Doug Toy Deals for Boys!

This Melissa & Doug Toolbox Fill and Spill is $13.36, 47% off right now on Amazon, it'd make a fun gift for a little one!
These knobby puzzles are great! This Melissa & Doug Stop Sign Puzzle is 46% off right now making it just $8.07
This Melissa & Doug Farm Peg Puzzle is 57% off making it just $4.25

Save Money, Shop Garage Sales

One of the ways I save our family money is by shopping garage sales. We've acquired a good amount of Brooklynns clothes, toys, and books this way. One of my strategies is to plan ahead by purchasing clothing sizes she'll wear in the fall, winter, and spring since garage sales are mostly non existant during those months. This allows me to fill in with items I either really like or find a great deal on in stores. I have to admit I wasn't as big on garage sales until I needed baby and children's items, this is where I've seen the most significant savings. 

Here are a few of my favorite finds from the past couple of weeks and why it really is worth the planning, time, and gas. 

Alex Tub Garden $10.88 on Amazon, Paid $1

B. Toys Spinaroos $44.29 on Amazon, Paid $5

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Our Summer 2011 To Do List

Summer always has a way of flying by so to make the most of what summer we get this year I decided to make a list of things I want to do with Brooklynn.

Decorate the Living Room
Plant Zucchini, Pumpkins, and Red Bell Peppers
Make Homemade Popsicles (I just ordered these Fill and Freeze Pops to try out)
Make A Batch of Bubbles
Visit Pittock Mansion
Make Strawberry Lemonade Bars
Have a Picnic and Visit the Happy Valley Splash Pad
Make Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Take a Family Hike
Make Lemon Buddies
Enroll Brooklynn in Swim Lessons for Fall

American Eagle: 20% off Site Wide plus No Minimum Free Shipping

American Eagle, Aerie, and 77 Kids is having a site wide extra 20% off sale which includes clearance items PLUS Shipping is FREE, no minimum. Use code 89427721 at checkout. Here are a few things I think are a good price. Prices reflect the extra 20% off.
Baby Long Sleeve Onsies just $4.62!
Girls Beach Bright Graphic Tank $6.22
Boys Bright Stripe Shirts $4.62!
Baby Girls Bright Print Ruffle Swim Suit $7.82
Toddler Girls Leggings, 3 Colors, $6.22 after discount.
Oh and these Hannah Convertible bras are super comfortable! Just $11.96 after discount.