Deals of the Day...Meijer

I went to Meijer today to pick up a few needed items and just happened to browse through some clearance sections. Many items were marked 75% off! I was able to snag a sweater for me ($4.99), some ribbon (.49 for 4 yards) and some pjs for Little Bit ($3.49). I also found her a winter coat & mittens for next year marked down to $6.24!!! Remember to keep your eyes peeled for those great bargains.

Found any great deals lately? I would love to hear about them!


Menu Plan Monday

Don't know about the rest of you all but we sure did get some snow today! Little Bit really enjoyed playing in it for a while. She was having so much fun she did not want to come inside! So with all the snow cooling us off, I thought I would try and warm up the kitchen with some fun dishes this week.

Monday ~ veggie noodle soup, salad, bread

Tuesday ~ almond coconut tilapia, tomato slices, corn

Wednesday ~ chicken caesar burgers, cheesy broccoli & rice, orange slices

Thursday ~ shrimp, angel hair pasta, salad

Friday ~ slow cooker lemon garlic chicken, roasted asparagus, apple slices

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!

Meijer at a glance...1/25 - 1/31

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers... $1.00

24 Pack cans Pepsi, Sierra Mist or Mountain Dew... 2/$5.00

Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce... 5/$5.00

Buy any Four General Mills Cereals listed and get $5.00 off instantly. Wheaties 15.6 oz. Golden Grahams, Honey Nut Clusters or Total 16 to 16.5 oz. Oatmeal Crisp Almond or Raisin or Raisin Nut Bran 17 to 18 oz. Kix or Multi Grain Cheerios 12 to 12.8 oz.
Use this $1.00/2 and/or $.50/2
01-18-09 SS

Sargento Shredded Cheese (5 to 8 oz package, all varieties)... $1.89

Buy 3 Hunt’s Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce (15.5-16 oz.) Get 1 Aunt Millie’s Honey Hamburger Buns FREE
01-18-09 SS $1.00/3 OR 01-18-09 SS $0.50/2

Dinty Moore or Dinty Moore Stew (15 oz can) or Chi Chi’s Salsa (16 oz jar)... $.99
Chi-Chi's Salsa 12-07-08 SS $1.00/2

Crystal Light Drink Mix (select varieties)...Buy 2, get 2 free
Use this coupon to take off $1.00/2

Bird’s Eye Steamfresh Vegetables (assorted varieties)... 3/$4.00
01-04-09 SS $1.00/3

Ragu Pasta Sauce (excludes organic)... 3/$5.00
01-18-09 RP $1.00/2

For more deals check out your local ad here!


Want some free valentine cards?

...Then check out this post over at Freebies 4 Mom. She has the details on how to get 6 free Valentine cards from Stories by Everyone. Not even any shipping costs! This offer expires on February 1, 2009.

Thanks for the heads up on this one Lisa!

Creative Corner...Limelight Sketch Challenge

It's time for a Limelight Papercrafts Sketch Challenge!!

**Sketch and Product Challenge with a focus on using two or more DIFFERENT stamps.
**Uploads to SCS should have the keyword: LLPC013.
**Link your card on Mandy's blog by Sunday, January 25th at midnight to win a Stampendous single of their choice!

I always have fun participating in these challenges. If you enjoy making cards, or even scrapbooking, then I encourage you to join in! I decided to do a valentines theme with mine...

Paper ~ taken w/teal cardstock, close to cocoa cardstock, loves me SU dp
Stamps ~ words from "all year cheer" and heart from "teeny tinies"...SU
Ink ~ taken w/teal, choc chip & regal rose markers
Accessories ~ rhinestone brads, photo corner punch, circle punches, scallop circle punch
, scalloped edge scissors


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ ham & mushroom calzone, salad, fruit

Tuesday ~ chicken pasta bake, bread, fruit

Wednesday ~ meatball subs, green beans, fruit

Thursday ~ taquitos, chips & salsa con queso, fruit

Friday ~ leftovers...

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!

Deals of the Day...Hobby Lobby

If you have a Hobby Lobby near by you might want to get in there this week and check out the Christmas clearance. My store still had 4 rows of stuff left at 90% off! I got all the items pictured for $3! The penguin ornaments alone started out at $7.99...what great bargains!!!


Creative Corner...Limelight Sketch Challenge

I am always in need of birthday cards, so when these challenges come along it inspires me to get crafty. I used some leftover pieces from a Stampin' Up Simply Scrappin' kit and this is what I came up with!
I wanted to do some dry embossing on the chocolate chip cardstock but I don't have a light box, templates or anything...so I took my stylus tool (which I do have!) and a chipboard flower, placed the paper on top of the flower and felt my way around it with the stylus...creating an embossed look.

Paper ~ white cardstock, chocolate chip cardstock, friends & flowers SU simply scrappin kit
Accessories ~ tan fibers, white brad, love & happiness SU rub ons, chipboard flower for dry embossing, corner rounder


Photo deals

Get a free photo album from Hoorray.com when you use code bzzalbum during checkout. Select any album valued up to $34.97. Shipping starts at $7.99. This offer is good through 1/20.

If you create a new Share site at Shutterfly.com by 2/02 you will receive 30 free 4x6 prints. Plus add photos to your Share site and get 10 free 4x6 prints each week. You’ll receive your free print credits in your account early the following calendar week, and will have until 2/13/2009 to redeem them.


Meijer Preview

This is just a handful of the $1 items you will see at Meijer next week...

10 for $10 AND get 11th free(Mix and Match!)

o Hamburger Helper (all varieties)

o Dole Premium Classic Romaine

o Meijer Pasta Sauce (all varieties)

o Brown ‘n Serve Breakfast Links (all varieties)

o Combo Snacks (all varieties)

o Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta (all varieties)

o Angel Soft Bath Tissue (4 rolls)

o Pillsbury Grands or Golden Layers Biscuits

o Green Giant Box or Poly Bag Vegetables

o 2 Liters Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, 7-up, Sierra Mist

o Aunt Millie’s English Muffins or Meijer Split Top White Bread

o Meijer Facial Tissues

o Hormel Sliced Salami or Pepperoni

o Gerber 2nd Foods 2 Packs

o Meijer Toothbrushes, Floss and Mouthwash

General Merchandise Deals:

· Buy $50 or more of Rubbermaid Products and get $10 Meijer gift card free

o All Rubbermaid products on sale as well

· Buy 8GB iPod nano and get $50 iTunes Gift Card for 50% off

· Clearance Event 30-75% off GM/Apparel Clearance Event (Look for Orange stickers)


Creative Corner...scrap club

Here is the December layout which finished out our 2008 scrap club. I was so happy to have a completed family album for 2008 on December 31st! Scrap club makes it so easy for me to keep up with my yearly family album. If you are interested in joining in for 2009 feel free to contact me or Jamie for details.
This was a bonus page we designed to be the title page of our albums.


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ pizza, salad

Tuesday ~ cheesy chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes

Wednesday ~ fish, rice, corn

Thursday ~ vegetable noodle soup, salad

Friday ~ tacos, refried beans

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!


Happy Birthday to ME!

Today is my birthday...so I thought I would share some birthday freebies with you! It only takes a few minutes to sign up and some of them are well worth it!!!

Ace Rewards – $5 off $20 coupon
Applebee's - free dessert (no sign-up)
Bakers Square- free pie
Caribou Coffee - free drink
The Children's Place - coupon for 15 or 20% off
The Coconut ScrapShop – gift certificate
Cold Stone Creamery Birthday Club – free ice cream
Culver's - free sundae when you buy one
Dairy Queen- free Blizzard when you buy one
Lone Star Steakhouse - $15 gift card
Noodles & Company - free entree
Quizno's - free cookie
Red Lobster - $5 coupon
Sonic Cruisers - free food

...just to name a few. Check out Freebies 4 Mom for more potential birthday treats!

Meijer at a glance...1/04-1/10

Here are a few highlights this week. Check out Mommy Snacks for more featured deals. Also, be sure to check your local ad to verify prices in your area.

$1/pound Apples: Washington Red, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Royal gala, Braeburn, Jonagold or Fuji

$2.50 Meijer Gallon Milk

$2 Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats 18 oz (other Kellogg's cereal also on sale)
$1 in the November All You (exp 1/31)
$1 in the 12/14 RP Insert (exp 1/25)
Net Price: $1

$2 Nestle Refrigerated Cookie Dough
$1 in the 12/7 Red Plum Insert (exp 3/1/09)
$1.50 on 2 in the 11/2 Red Plum Insert (exp 1/25/09)
Net Price: $1 - $1.25 each

$1.25 Smuckers Jelly or Jam 32 oz
$.35 in the 1/4 RP Insert (exp 3/31)
Net Price: $.55

$.60 Campbell's Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup
$.40 on 4 in the 1/4 SS Insert (exp 3/31)
Net Price: $.40 each

$1.25 Campell's Select Harvest Soups
$.50 on 2 in the 12/14 SS Insert (exp 2/28)
$.50 on 2 in the 1/4 SS Insert (exp 3/31)
Net Price: $.75 each

$3 Electrasol Powder, Gelpacs, Tabs or Gel
$2.50 in the 11/4 SS Insert (exp 2/1)
Net Price: $.50 *Get a rain check if they are out!


Hippo New Year!

Yes...you read that right...I did say "Hippo New Year"! I found this image and since I am a hippo fan I just had to post it. The hippo doesn't look the happiest but I still thought it was cute! Hope you have a wonderful 2009. I am excited to see what it will bring.