Thursday, May 17, 2012

Think I can do it?

This program advertises pretty fast results and I'm going to give it a try.  I must admit, I'm a little skeptical, but I like that it's only 20 minutes a day.  I seriously cannot think of any good excuse to not find 20 minutes a day.  I've got to do something and it doesn't look like I'll be talking the husband into a gym membership anytime soon.  Plus, I always seem to eat better when I'm exercising.  If I don't, I feel like all of my hard work is wasted.  We'll see how it goes, I'll keep you posted!  Wish me luck!

Winn Dixie Coupon Matchup 5/16-5/22

Jumbo Vidalia Sweet onions $0.99/lb
Georgia Peaches $1.29/lb
Whole seedless or seeded watermelons $4.99 each
Dole classic iceberg, shredded lettuce or spinach $1.99
Iceberg lettuce $0.99 each
Large Creole tomatoes $1.29/lb
Louisiana cucumbers 2/$1.00

Organic Girl salad mixes 2/$5.00
Printable coupon save $2.00/1 (facebook)
Final Price, $0.50 each!!!

Southern Blueberries $4.99 B1G1 Free
Final Price, $2.50 each

Large Athena Cantaloupes $4.99 B1G1 Free
Final Price, $2.50 each

Campari tomatoes on the vine 1lb package $4.49 B1G1 Free
Final Price, $2.25 each

Center cut pork chops bone-in $1.99/lb
Sanderson Farms family pack chicken wings $1.99/lb (Limit 3)

Assorted pork chops $3.99 B1G1 Free
Final Price, $2.00/lb

Country Style pork loin ribs $4.49 B1G1 Free
Final Price, $2.25/lb

Center cut pork chops $5.29/lb B1G1 Free
Final Price, $2.65/lb

Sanderson Farms split chicken breasts $2.99/lb B1G1 Free
Final Price, $1.50/lb

Pork Loin baby back ribs $6.99/lb B1G1 Free
Final Price, $3.50/lb

Buy One Get One Free Deals (you must use your WD Customer Reward Card and buy two items to receive this discount)

Hormel Chili no beans $2.29
(4/1 SS) save $1.00/2
Final price, $0.65 each

Sea Best breaded seafood $6.99
(3/4 SS) save $0.75/1 (use 2)
Final price, $2.75 each

Celentano cheese ravioli $3.19
Final Price, $1.60 each

Luzianne family tea bags 24ct $2.49
May All You save $0.50/1 (use 2 if you have them)
Final Price, $0.75 each (w/ 2 coupons) or $1.00 each

Jolly Time or Pop Secret popcorn 3ct (get like item only) $3.29
Printable coupon save $1.00/2 Jolly Time
(4/15 SS) save $1.00/2 or $0.50/1 Jolly Time
Final Price, $1.15 each

BC Powder or Goody's Extra Strength 24ct (get like item only) $4.49
(5/6 RP) save $1.00/1 BC Powder
(5/6 RP) save $1.00/1 Goody's
Final Price, $1.25 each (w/ 2 coupons)

WD resealable bags 15-25ct $2.79
Final Price, $1.40 each

Finish Powerball tabs or gelpacs dishwater detergent (get like item only) $5.29
(4/22 SS) save $1.00/2 or $0.75/1
Final Price, as low as $1.90 each

Doritos (get like item only) $4.29
Final Price, $2.15 each

Nabisco Chips Ahoy! $3.99
Final Price, $2.00 each

Arnold or Oroweat whole wheat or whole grain classic bread (get like item only) $4.29
Final Price, $2.15 each

Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce $2.59
Final Price, $1.30 each

Other Weekly Deals
Dixie Crystals sugar 4lb bag $1.98 (Limit 2)

Tostitos chips or salsa 2/$5.00
Printable coupon save $1.00 on both dip and chips
Final Price, $2.00 each

Chef Boyardee pasta $1.00
Printable coupon save $1.00/4
  Final Price, $0.75 each wyb 4

Hunt's Snack Pack $1.00
Printable coupon save $1.00/3
Final Price, $0.67 each

What-A-Deal savings:
  Buy (2) participating Kraft Mayonnaise 2/$10.98
(5/13 SS) save $1.00/2, $0.35/1 or $0.55/1 Kraft Mayo

Get all 5 of these items FREE:
-3lb bag red potatoes
-2lb bag red onions
-dozen Winn Dixie large eggs
-French's squeeze mustard (5/13 SS save $0.30/1)
-Choose one:
             Vlasic dill or sweet relish
                (4/1 SS) save 1.00/2, $0.55/1 or $0.75/1)

What-A-Deal savings:

Buy (1) 12.5lb bag Kingsford Match Light Charcoal

Get all 4 of these FREE:
-Armour hot dogs
-Choose 1 - 2 liter of A&W, RC Cola, Diet Rite or 7-Up
-WD potato chops
-24ct Dixie heavy duty plates

Buy (1) participating Venus or Fusion razor $10.99
(5/13 P&G) save $2.00/1 Venus

Get all 4 of these items FREE:
-Gillette Foamy shave gel
-3 bar Ivory shop
-Choose one - Old Spice or Secret deodorant
-TopCare Smart Grip toothbrush

Monday, May 14, 2012

Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies

These are definitely getting made in my house very soon!  I'm sure my thighs will thank me :)

1 cup margarine (2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
4 eggs
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
1 (10 oz) package of miniature marshmallows

Soften margarine and blend in sugar and cocoa. Beat together and add 4 eggs, one at a time, mixing after each one. Add flour, salt and vanilla and mix well.

Spread on large (10x15x1 inch) greased cookie sheet. Bake 22-25 minutes at 350. Remove from oven and cover entire top with 1 package of miniature marshmallows. Return to oven for 3 minutes, until marshmallows are soft and puffy. Cool and frost with chocolate frosting.

Mom's Chocolate Frosting:
1 stick margarine (1/2 cup), softened
1/4 cup milk
1-2 tsp vanilla (depending on your taste)
3 tablespoons of cocoa
2-3 cups of powdered sugar

Mix all ingredients with a hand mixer until smooth. Add more powdered sugar or milk until you reach desired consistency and spread on top of bars.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I have been a mother now for only 23 1/2 months, but it feels like these are the 2 years I've waited my whole life for.  When I look at my two sweet girls, I know for a fact that I am meant to be their mother, and I could not be more grateful for them and the joy they bring to our life.  I've been asking for some "mom jewelry" for awhile now, and this year my husband delievered!  This cute charm bracelet has two little girl charms with each of their birthstones.  Pretty, right?  I do not take my role as a mother for granted, and I hope that my daughters always grow up knowing that they are loved and cared about.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Primary Manual 2 - Lesson 17

When the kids enter, I am going to have the seven pictures of the different priesthood ordinances hanging around the room with paper covering each one and numbered.  We'll do the attention activity on power and then discuss the power of the priesthood and the story of Christ calming the sea.  Then I'll give each kid a "quiz card" and have them rotate around to the different pictures and write the number of the picture that matches each ordinance. A similar matching game could be adapted for the younger classes who can't read yet. 

Priesthood Ordinance Quiz Cards

I always like for the kids to share personal experiences, so I'll make sure and ask them about their experiences with various ordinances and then we'll end the lesson with the lesson card and helping them learn the fifth article of faith

Lesson 17 Lesson Cards


We got to babysit this little cutie tonight! Doesn't he look great in a pink bouncer!  My sister just had her first little boy and we are so excited to finally have a cousin.  My girls love him, and the fact that they live two houses down means we get to see this guy a lot.  Since my husband works such long hours (hence, the all day mom), it's nice to have family so close.  This is Anna Kate's new "cheese" face and she currently LOVES to take pictures.  She is constantly striking poses and asking us to "cheese please?"  Why was she not going through this phase when we had family pictures taken a couple of weeks ago?!?  I think that might have been what inspired this stage actually.  Speaking of stages,  what were some of your kid's funniest stages?  Any that you are so glad was just a stage? Please Share!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Make your own Taco Seasoning

It seems like I always have the ingredients on hand for dinners like tacos, burritos, taco salad, etc. except for the taco seasoning packets!  I always end up searching my pantry while dinner is cooking only to be disappointed that I always forget the taco seasoning.  So, I figured I should learn how to whip up my own taco seasoning.  This is a great recipe that includes basic spices that I always have on hand in my pantry, and it tastes great too :)  You add all of these seasonings to 1 lb of ground beef while it's cooking.  No need to add water.
2 tsp. chili powder
1.5 tsp paprika
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. oregano
ground pepper to taste
**If you like it spicy, you can add some cayenne pepper.