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

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......
Photo was taken around Christmas 1962 when I had just turned 5. That is my pretty mom behind me. She made the cross stitched clock on the buffet. The stocking with my name on it was made her mother and delivered to me before my first Christmas even though I was not even a week old. My apron was made by great grandmother. I come from a long line of homemakers who did stuff and got lots done.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

93 cent CVS haul

Just a small CVS haul this week.  

The Revlon nail polishes are on sale for $3.99 and $5.99 this week.  Sunday's paper had $3 Revlon coupons. I also had a CVS $4 off $15 on Revlon coupon. 
The Schick razors are on sale for $5.99 and there were $4 coupons also in this Sunday's paper.  

I also used 2 $5 ECBs from previous week's to bring my out of pocket (OOP)  total to just 93 cents.  I didn't earn any ECBs on this purchase but most of it tracks on CVS beauty club and that earns a $5 ECB for every $50 (before coupons) purchased.  

Today is the day CVS credits their quarterly rewards.  It is 2% of all quarterly purchases and you can get yours by signing in to your CVS app or by scanning your CVS card at the store,  my rewards were $7. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Another Monday list


Good morning everyone.  Sorry for no posts last week but I helped my daughter 3 days and took a little relaxing time on days our home was empty.  I also spent a good deal of time organizing and listing the freezer contents, making a shopping list and doing a huge shopping trip to our favorite commissary.  

This week, we have company all week so my standard to do list is much shorter. I will just keep up with house cleaning as it needs done and I have time to do it. 

To answer a few comments from last week
Lilac Dreams Tracey - I stopped doing Swagbucks a couple months back, I may start back in the future but not now.  

Vickie - I kind of have a love-hate relationship with THM desserts.  My favorite is the no bake chocolate version cookies that I think originated with Sheri Graham.  I made a double batch of them, using half oats and half coconut.  I keep them in the fridge and they always taste good to me.  
I did get some the new THM baking blend and I made a half recipe of a shortbread cookie but I didn't like them one bit.  In fact, I threw them away.  
I want to try the cowboy cookies in Mrs. Criddles site and hope to do them tomorrow. http://mrscriddleskitchen.com/cowboy-cookies/
 I'll let you know!


Have a good week everyone!  

Monday, June 22, 2015

Monday list


Good morning everyone.  
This week's list seems shorter and I am probably forgetting something but I'll do what I can and then add things if needed.  

Instead of rubber stamps, I used some fabric tape from Dollar Tree and stickers to decorate this week's very simple list.   The fabric tape is cute and cheerful, but it seems to have a mind of its own which is evident in my wonky stripes.  I like it but will be looking for small short projects to use it.  
My Dollar Tree had 6 different designs and it was on pegs with the stickers and labels.  

I'm off to get stuff done! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Feeding the grands

4 of the grands are here for the day.  I made oatmeal pancakes and oven baked bacon for breakfast.  
There were leftovers and they went in the freezer for future breakfasts.
Last night, I boiled eggs and sliced cheese and made the fruit tray. This was today's lunch with milk and crackers.  After we ate, all the eggs and fruit were gone. 
 It was much easier planning this ahead and doing the prep last night.  

Now it's nap time and almost miraculously, all 4 are asleep! 

What are we having for supper? At the moment I have no clue.........

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Supper is cooking


It's almost noon and I just started supper.  
I put a whole chicken in our bigger crockpot- spray it first with something nonstick, season the bird however you like and I like to cook birds breastside down. 
In the other crockpot I put foil wrapped sweet and white potatoes.  They don't have to be wrapped but sweet potatoes tend to drip and caramelize when they cook and I am hoping to avoid that mess.  
Both the chicken and potatoes should be done after about 5 hours on high.  
I made a big salad last night and we will have it too.  


I cooked a chicken just like this last week and planned to make chicken salad with the leftovers.  Four of the young grands were here for that meal and they liked that chicken so much, there was none left!  

A whole chicken makes an easy, low cost and healthy crowd pleasing meal around here. 
Do you have any other meals that work for a group? 

Jeff and Rhonda

Jeff and Rhonda