If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Cake mix cookies

My husband was away almost 2 weeks so I thought cookies would help welcome him home.  And after not baking before Christmas,  fresh cookies sounded really good to me.  
Cake mix cookies are so easy and delicious 
Just use any flavor mix you like, 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of either oil or melted butter.  Add your choice of stir ins like baking chips, nuts, sprinkles
Then bake like any cookie recipe- 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes 

I used a yellow cake mix, butter, chocolate chips and a dash of vanilla 

Happy baking! 
❤️  Rhonda 

Monday, December 30, 2019


Hello everyone
I had intentions to share our Christmas decorations and baking here but I ended up sidelined with a torn hamstring.  I’m doing much better now and have to watch it but I’m happy to be able to walk almost pain free and with no aids.  
I didn’t do a single batch of Christmas baking.  Our desserts were store bought with a candy tray from a former neighbor and a buche de Noel baked by our daughter.  

We had 2 family Christmas gatherings in our home,  and afterward,  our home looked like it.  
So I made a new to do list and started working on things yesterday.
This may not all get done this week,  but I’ll do all I feel up to.  

several more of these tasks are completed, they just aren’t checked off in the photo.  

I did a good bit of coupon shopping in 2019.  So much so that my storage areas are plenty full.  For 2020,  I intend to take a break from most coupon shopping until our stockpile is used some.  
But I had some store money at CVS and Walgreens so I made short trips to both today.  
It seems foolish to let free store money expire.  

At Walgreens,  the pizzas were buy 1 get 1 free
The bags are buy 1 for $2.79, get 2 free. 
I used $20 in Walgreens points and paid $8.05 for all of the above.  I also ended up with $10 in points and $7 in register rewards that I was not expecting.  

About the Walgreens brand food bags,  this sale repeats often.  They also repeat similar sales for their brand of aluminum foil, paper plates and trash bags.  All of these are excellent quality products and much cheaper on sale than name brand products.  I actually like the Walgreens food bags better than Ziploc brand bags.  

At CVS,  I used $11 in extracarebucks from previous purchases and several coupons that printed when I scanned my CVS card at the CVS scanning machine.  I used NO newspaper or internet printable coupons.  
And I still did very well,  getting 5 boxes of cereal and 2 face moisturizers for $6.96.  

That’s all the news I have for now.  
I really do want to keep blogging,  but sometimes things just get in the way.  
Thanks for stopping by today ❤️

Jeff and Rhonda

Jeff and Rhonda