Sunday, October 30, 2011


Today was just an easy relaxing Sunday.  Took the dog to Petsmart to get his nails trimmed, picked up a couple of newspapers at Walmart for the coupons, and got the party supplies at Party City.  No line at all this morning.  Got some laundry done and even got a nice nap in.  Dinner was a "Cheesy Chicken and Rice casserole", using "heart healthy" cream of chicken soup and low fat cheddar cheese, to help lower the cholesterol and calories.

Feel bad for Ds's girlfriend. She is a server at a restaurant and worked a double shift yesterday -worked the morning shift until 2pm and then went back at 5 and worked another 3 hours or so.  She lost her $200 in tips she earned!  She has no idea what happened, if she left it at work and the person who left after she helped close took it or she dropped it outside from her purse. The money is not to be found.  Poor girl -she worked hard for that.

Ds starts his new job tomorrow! I am anxious to hear how it goes :-)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Shopping day

It's been a busy day.  Grocery shopping this morning. I spent $172, more than the $150 I budgeted, but that is why I am tracking it now. $8.80 of that included a book of stamps. I saved $10 with coupons and price matching.  Dd and I treated ourselves to Starbucks before the shopping.  Then when we got home and I gave Dh his $40 spending money (newly added to the budget to try and help with things he wants) and he turned around and told me to go buy myself something with it!  What a dork - after all his complaining he never has his own spending money.

I had been mulling the idea of going to Penney's today to find a new top or two for work - using the $12 in gift card money I had, and figured if I spent $18 more, I'd also get $10 in JCP cash for another purchase.  With his $40, my $12 in gift cards I spent another $21 to get to over a $60 total purchase.  I got 5 tops!  Then I gave Dd the $20 in JCP cash I got from the purchase and she put it towards a new purse and paid the balance with her allowance money.

We stopped at the Dollar Store to look at party supplies for her upcoming 16th birthday party.  Picked up 2 table covers, napkins, cups and plates for $5 total. Then we went to Party City - big mistake! The place was packed for Halloween.  We found some cute Sweet 16 items, but will go back another time when the line to pay isn't practically out the door.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Target Pantene Deal

I just picked up this Pantene Gift set at Target for $9.99.  Inside is a coupon for either a free magazine subscription to Allure or, if you do not want the subscription you can get a $12 refund.  So, after tax and my stamp to mail the rebate I will actually make $1.18 on this purchase :-)  I use Pantene shampoo and conditioner and Dd was happy to get the Detangler for her curly hair.