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

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

Monday, September 25, 2023

Last Week of September 2023

Good morning
First, here is this weeks to do list

Last week, I put out some fall decorations on the front porch

And in the dining room 
And living room.  

I have a tub full of fall  decorations from past years. Many of the items are things I’ve made.
The only things new this year are the little mum on the porch that hasn’t opened it’s blooms yet, the leaf garland over the fireplace, and I sewed a short runner for the big dining table.
One change is I took the orange buffalo check table runner that was very long and made it into two, one for the coffee table and one for the dresser under husband’s giant TV. 

This is an awkward selfie by me – the flowers are from my daughter.
They were a fundraiser and activity done by our local high school Special Ed students.  
 I think they are really pretty!

No photos but I did get some sewing done week including another top for me and pillowcases for the guest room.  
I also did some couponing-sale shopping at Walgreens and Dollar General.  I’m very happy with the savings at both places.  
Reading- I finished a kindle book called “Maggie’s Mistake “ by Carolyn Brown.  It takes place around 1900 and is set mostly in Oklahoma.  I enjoyed it a lot and it had lots of surprises.  

Last week was weird but this week looks like it will be normal.  
So,  I hope to blog more.  

Hope you are all well. 
Thank you for stopping by
❤️ Rhonda 

Friday, September 15, 2023

Meals, couponing and homemaking

Meals this week-
Monday was slider hamburgers. I used the leftover Texas roadhouse rolls for the buns.
Also carrots, little potatoes, and toppings for the burgers

I used the second half of that package of hamburger from yesterday and made taco meat.
We had Mexican bowls using the leftover Texas Roadhouse rice, beef, taco toppings
I think this is my husband’s very favorite meal-pasta with homemade sauce, green beans, grated
 asiago cheese to put on top

 Thursday, I made a salad with the last of the fresh vegetables in the refrigerator.
I heated up the leftover green beans and some leftover gravy from Saturday morning breakfast
 and  cooked a few chicken strips from the freezer


Nothing too exciting but it felt good to use up things instead of letting them go bad
Every meal tasted good.  
Everything is too expensive right now to waste. 

I tried my hand at some couponing this week
My plan for this week was to hopefully stock up on hair products and laundry products
First, I went to Walgreens because I saw they had a shampoo and conditioner deal.

All of the hair care products were on sale and I used a digital coupon on each pair
Everything subtracted just like I wanted it to
The bonus was I ended up with a register reward and some thing called Walgreens cash.

Then I stopped at dollar tree, still looking for the elusive wire pumpkin wreath frames


Dollar tree had some quality looking hair care products so I bought a few of them to try
After shopping, I am quite stocked up on hair products

And if you’re wondering why I need so much conditioner, I have thin, fine hair that tangles like crazy..
My daughter and granddaughter inherited my thin, fine, tangly hair too.
So, whenever I wash my hair, I use a big glob of conditioner worked well into my wet hair. 
And then I comb it out in the shower with a wide tooth comb.

Yesterday, I tried laundry product coupon shopping at Dollar General, Walgreens, and CVS
CVS had sent me eight dollars in CVS bucks to get me to come in because I haven’t been there in so long. So I used to that and a three dollar coupon and got a big container of Tide  for think it was $.2.79.  So that transaction went just fine.
At CVS, I got for Procter & Gamble laundry products. They all had digital coupons, but only three of the coupons attached.
Even still, I got four products for about $16. And I got quite a bit of Walgreens cash back.
At Dollar General, I bought four more laundry products. But one of those coupons did not attach either.
After I got home, I added up what I spent.  It was close to $40 for the laundry products.  Then I scanned them on the Walmart app, and they would’ve cost $79 if I had bought them at Walmart so I guess I did OK.

My little laundry product cabinet is stocked back up! 

My deals did not work perfectly but it’s OK.  My advice is before you go to any of these stores, check your digital coupons on your app.  All the stores have different deals right now.  Walgreens has some especially good coupons to get Walgreens Cash.  

The OxiClean Maxforce gel stain pretreater works amazingly well. It’s one of the many products I inherited when our son moved to the Midwest and our daughter moved in here.  I do recommend it if you need to pretreat stains.  

A Homemaking tip

If you have a canister vacuum, where the canister completely detaches from the mechanical part,
the canister can be hand washed just as if it was a dirty dish.
I hand washed my vacuum canister and the filter that is just a piece of foam.
Then, once they air dried,  I put them back on the vacuum.

The vacuum smells so much better when it is clean!

I’ve been watching some fall decorating videos on YouTube 
Have y’all started fall decorating yet? 
 🍁 🎃 🍂 

❤️ Rhonda