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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?
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?
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.