Bluebonnets To Peaches


Kroger Deals
February 8, 2010, 4:27 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

I haven’t posted my grocery deals in some time, so I thought I’d show you what I got at Kroger this weekend.  I love it when Kroger has the $5 off Mega Event!  I love this sale so much that I ventured out in the cold with BOTH BOYS in tow! 

Total Purchased $99.31

Total Spent $59.15

Total Saved $40.16

Grocery shopping with children has always been a challenge for me.  I will never forget my first grocery store trip after our first son was born.  He was a few weeks old and I decided to venture out to the store.  I made sure to practice opening and closing the stroller before I left so I wouldn’t look like a complete fool!  After strategically planning our shopping trip around feeding time, we loaded up and headed to our local grocery store.  I gracefully opened my stroller and attached the car seat without incident – this was going to be great!  I then entered the store and realized that I couldn’t push my stroller AND a grocery cart at the same time!  My stroller wasn’t going to hold much food. I did what any new mom would do . . . I bought one loaf of bread, loaded us back in the car and drove 2 blocks to the other grocery store to do my shopping!

Fast forward 2 1/2 years when son number 2 was born.  Shopping didn’t get any easier.  I now had one in the front of the shopping cart and one in an infant carrier that I could place in the basket but then there was not  much room for our food.    I soon learned that I needed to do all my grocery shopping while the oldest was at preschool 2 days a week!

I now have 2 boys that no longer fit in the cart! They have to either hang onto the side of the cart or walk along beside me.  I try to make it fun for them by giving them items to help me find and we have lots of discussions about coupons and why we use them.  I wonder what the next phase will bring?  Maybe they will be driving me to the store . . . I just can’t think about that right now!

What’s your experience shopping with children?



Fabric Delivery
February 3, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Curtains/Sewing Projects

I was so excited when I received this package last week!

This is the first time I’ve ordered fabric online. I’ve always been a little skeptical about ordering fabric or yarn because it’s hard to be sure about the exact colors.  However, I found that ordering from fabric.com was really easy.  They have a “design wall” that you put the fabrics on and then move them around until you find the match that you want. 

I finally ended up with these fabrics and I’m very happy with them!  Wait until you see what I turn them into!

I was able to find a coupon code on retailmenot.com plus they offer free shipping with orders $35 and more!  An added bonus is that fabric.com is located right here in Georgia and I received my fabrics the very next day!  I also ordered a few other notions and things not in the picture.  Their notions were reasonably priced and I noticed that they have drapery weights in stock which is something I haven’t been able to find here locally.  Do you prefer to order your fabrics/yarn online or at a store?



Menu Plan Monday – February 1st-7th
February 1, 2010, 2:22 pm
Filed under: Recipes

It’s time for another Menu Plan Monday!  Since we ate most everything from the freezer last week (which wasn’t much), I’m going to be restocking our freezer this week.  I will be doubling or tripling a few of the recipes below to help restock.  Here’s our menu:

Monday – Baked Potato Soup (not freezable, but with the cooler temps we’ve had this just sounds yummy!)

Tuesday – Swedish Meatballs over egg noodles (I will be making extra swedish meatballs to store in the freezer)

Wednesday – Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Lemon Rice Pilaf (I will be making extra of the parmesan mixture to freeze and a double batch of rice to freeze also)

Thursday – Spaghetti with garlic bread

Friday – Homemade Pizza (I will be making extra dough to freeze for future pizzas and making calzones for the freezer also)

Saturday – Chicken cilantro enchiladas (I will triple this recipe and freeze the extras)

Sunday- BBQ Beef in the crock pot (should make enough for BBQ sandwiches and then some to freeze for another night)

This post is part of Menu Plan Monday.