Thursday, December 27, 2012

Albertsons Coupon Matchups 12/26/12 through 1/2/13

Albertson's best deals this week starting Wednesday, December 26, 2012 through January 2, 2012. Thanks to Southern Cali Saver for compiling list.

Do you need a copy of Albertson's most recent Coupon Policy? Click this link to get your copy of Albertson's Coupon Policy.

NOTE: Some coupons are Ibotta e-coupons. It's a new app available on Android and Apple, where you can earn money back for shopping for specific items on there lists. Just sign-up at Ibotta, select items you are going to buy or bought, take a picture of your receipt and receive money. It's connected to your Paypal account, where you will receive your money back. Sign-up now with Ibotta to start getting your money back when you shop for groceries.



Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts - $1.99/lb.

Hass Avocados - $0.50 each

Baileys Coffee Creamer, 16oz. - $1.50
*Get $1 Catalina when you buy two (2)
Use $1/1 Bailey's Coffee Creamer (from Smartsource Insert 11/18/12)
Pay $1.00, Get $1 CAT
Final Cost= FREE for both after catalina

Knudsen Sour Cream, 16oz. - $1.99
*This price is wyb any four (4) select items with this notation on it. MIX N' MATCH
Final Cost= $0.99 each

Nabisco crackers - $1.99
or use $0.75/2 Nabisco Cracker Product (from SmartSource Insert 11/11/12)
Final Cost= $0.99 each

Kraft Salad Dressing - $1.99
*This price is wyb any four (4) select items with this notation on it. MIX N' MATCH
Use $1/2 Kraft Salad Dressing (from Smartsource Insert 12/9/12)
Final Cost= $0.99 each wyb four (4)

Dean's Dip - $2.00
Final Cost= $1.00

Cheez-Its - $2.50
Final Cost= $1.25 each


Want the full list of Albertson's deals this Week? Click here for entire list of matchups and sales.


Friday, December 21, 2012

Free Soft Scrub Cleanser at Dollar Tree!


 


Well when you have to clean the bathroom at least you know it won't cost you a thing with this deal. Found my Dollar Tree carried Soft Scrub cleansers. So I grabbed a few at no cost, completely free! Details below.


Buy one (1) Soft Scrub Cleanser @ $1.00
Use $1/1 Soft Scrub Cleanser - printable coupon
Final Cost= FREE


Can't beat free! Hope you guys find the same deals I have been! 




Did you find any great deals at your local Dollar Tree? Feel free to share about in the comments below.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Duracell Batteries 4-pk for $0.99 at Stater Bros!



To my great surprise I found out that the $1.50 Duracell Coppertop, Ultra coupon is actually a $2/1 coupon in the southern cali. I get the Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register with both having the $2/1 Duracell coupon. Then to top it off, Stater Bros has Duracell battery 2-pk or 4-pk's for $2.99. Making them $0.99 after using your coupon. Details below.

Buy one (1) Duracell AA 4-pk, AAA 4-pk, C 2-pk, D 2-pk @$2.99
Use $2/1 Duracell Coppertop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty Batteries, 1-ct. (from RedPlum Insert 12/9/12)
Final Cost= $0.99 each



Great deal! I got two packs for my sons toys, yippy! I swear his toys take so many batteries I even invested in the rechargeable batteries. They work great just I don't have enough of them for everything.




Did you find any deals with this coupon or at your local Stater Bros? Feel free to share about it in the comments below.

Starter Briefs for $1.00 at Dollar Tree, no coupon needed!



Men's briefs usually go for $12 - $18 for a 3-5 pk. So when I saw these I grabbed a few for a stocking stuffer for my hubby. The quality is excellent and for being a name brand, a $1.00 is already worth it to me without any coupon. They are a 1-pk of Starter Men's Briefs and they come in all sizes, from Small to 2XL. 



Did you stop by your local Dollar Tree and discover some good finds? Feel free to share about it in the comments below.

Sunday Coupon Insert Schedule for 2013


Sunday Coupon Inserts Schedule for 2013
*This list is still being revised and will be adding more insert schedules. Thank you for your patience.
 

January
01/06/13: Redplum
01/13/13: Redplum
01/20/13: No issue of Redplum
01/27/13: Redplum (Big Game)

February
02/03/13: Redplum (Big Game)
02/10/13: Redplum (Valentines Day)
02/17/13: Redplum
02/24/13: No issue of Redplum

March
03/03/13: Redplum
03/10/13: Redplum
03/17/13: Redplum
03/24/13: Redplum
03/31/13: No issue of Redplum

April
04/07/13: Redplum (March Hoopla)
04/14/13: Redplum
04/21/13: No issue of Redplum
04/28/13: Redplum

May
05/05/13: Redplum (Mother's Day)
05/12/13: Redplum (Mother’s Day)
05/19/13: Redplum
05/26/13: No issue of Redplum

June
06/02/13: Redplum
06/09/13: No issue of Redplum
06/16/13: Redplum (Father’s Day)
06/23/13: Redplum
06/30/13: Redplum

July
07/07/13: No issue of Redplum
07/14/13: Redplum
07/21/13: No issue of Redplum.
07/28/13: Redplum (Back to School)

August
08/04/13: Redplum (Back to School)
08/11/13: Redplum (Back to School)
08/18/13: Redplum (Back to School)
08/25/13: Redplum (Back to School)

September
09/01/13: No issue of Redplum. (Labor Day)
09/08/13: Redplum
09/15/13: Redplum
09/22/13: No issue of Redplum.
09/29/13: Redplum

October
10/06/13: Redplum (Think Pink)
10/13/13: Redplum (Halloween)
10/20/13: No issue of Redplum.
10/27/13: Redplum (Halloween)

November
11/03/13: Redplum
11/10/13: Redplum
11/17/13: Redplum
11/24/13: Redplum

December
12/01/13: No issue of Redplum.
12/08/13: Redplum (Holiday)
12/15/13: Redplum (Holiday)
12/22/13: No issue of Redplum.
12/29/13: No issue of Redplum.


 

Coupon Inserts Schedule Sources

2013 Redplum Inserts Schedule : Link [valassis.com]

2013 P&G Inserts Schedule : Link [Brandsaver]

2013 Smartsource Inserts Schedule : coming soon.

Find newspapers near you that carry coupon inserts

Find P&G : Link [pgeverydaysolutions.com]

Find Redplum: Link [redplum.com]


Find Smartsource: Link [smartsource.com]




A big thanks to Slickdeals and SundayCouponPreview for helping compile list for a full schedule. If any changes may occur I will be sure to update them as soon as possible.

 

Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes $0.75 at Dollar Tree!



Found some boxed potatoes at the Dollar Tree. So I took the opportunity to use my coupons and get some boxes. They had Scalloped potatoes and they also had Cheddar. Match it up with a $0.75/2 Coupon from the SmartSource Insert on 12/9/12. Details below.

Buy one (1) Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes @ $1.00
Use $0.75/2 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes, excludes potato buds & pouches (from SmartSource Insert 12/9/12)
Final Cost= $0.63 each when you buy two (2)



I get these for those Thursdays and Friday dinners I don't want to cook. It's my way of cheating.. he he. Don't tell my honey buns and my little muffin! Anyways, hope you all have a great weekend!



Did you find any great deals at your local Dollar Tree? Feel free to share about in the comments below.

Free SuperPretzel Soft Pretzel Bites at Dollar Tree!





Oh my honey loves his soft pretzels. Great deal here. Well when I was at the Dollar Tree getting my Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Cereal for $0.50, I ran into another fellow couponer shopping the isles.She informed me you can use Superpretzel Soft pretzel coupons on the pretzel bites as well. I found this very exciting and grabbed a bag (I had a coupon in my wallet for it..lol.. that's how much he loves them). I love running into other coupon shoppers, it's great to save money and share with one another. Well enough of me going on and on. The deal with details is below.


Buy one (1) SuperPretzel Soft Pretzel Bites @ $1.00
Use $1/1 SuperPretzel Soft pretzel product (from ALL YOU Dec. 2012, p.g. 119)
or use $0.50/1 SuperPretzel Soft Pretzel Item- printable coupon
or use $0.50/1 SuperPretzel Soft Pretzel (from RedPlum Insert 12/2/12)
or use $0.35/1 SuperPretzel Soft Pretzel product- printable coupon
Final Cost= FREE, if you used ALL YOU coupon


I love All you magazine, it's a couponers #1 must have. Offering coupons monthly, they also have great articles on frugal living, menu planning and so much more! That reminds me, I need pay for my re-newel for my ALL YOU subscription. Anyways, this deal a great freebie or even for $0.50, you can't beat it. Retail cost of this bag is $2.50 - $2.99.




Did you find any great deals at the Dollar Tree? Feel free to share about in the comments below.

Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Cereal for $0.50 at Dollar Tree!


Stopped at the Dollar tree this morning for some Kellogg's Crunchy Nut cereal for $0.50 a box. Check out details below on how.

Buy two (2) Kellogg's Crunchy Nut cereal boxes @ $1.00 each,
Use $1/2 Kellogg's Crunchy Nut cereal, 10.4 oz or larger - printable coupon from Facebook
Final Cost= $0.50 each when you buy two (2)


Can't beat this deal! Definitely a stock up price. You can print up to two (2) coupons per a computer you have, but check out Dollar Tree's coupon policy because I think you can only use two (2) printable coupons per a transaction (just do multiple transactions to use all your coupons).



 
Did you find any great deals with coupons at the Dollar Tree near you? Feel free to share your deals in the comments.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Goals for the Week



These are a list of goals I would like to accomplish by the end of the week. I didn't get all of them finished last week. So I moved them over to this week so I can hopefully finish them up.

Crafts
1. Finish painting palm tree on Seth's wall.
2. Finish hand-sewing Seth's felt road for his cars.
3. Start hand-sewing felt food chicken nuggets for pretend play.
4. Write a tutorial on www.freefeltpatterns.blogspot.com.

Family
1. Mail Christmas cards out.
2. Get picture taken of Seth and Santa.

Household
1. Paint vanity in master bathroom, white.
2. Type up Seth's schedule and print to hang on fridge. 
3. Finish copies to Mail in for Seth's health insurance.

Personal 
1. Bleach my hair
2. Meditate - 20 minutes/twice this week.
3. Workout - 30 minutes/ twice this week.

Work
1. Create an itemized profit and loss statement (3-months) & file.
2. Create a signed and dated statement showing gross income and how often paid, then file.
3. Re-organize work bookshelf.



Accomplished:
1. Finished painting bamboo sticks and hang around Seth's chalkboard.
2. Take pictures of Seth for Christmas cards and order.



It was a lazy weekend for us. Rainy days and getting really cold. So we stayed in with the heater and Christmas tree on.



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Do you have any goals you're trying to achieve? Feel free to share your story in the comments.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Clear Hair Care for $0.12 at CVS!



What a great deal this week at CVS for Clear Hair Care. Starting from 12/16 there is a deal when you buy Clear Shampoo, you will get a FREE Clear Conditioner. Also you can grab a coupon at the CVS coupon machine for $3/1 Clear Hair Care CVS coupon. 


Buy one (1) Clear Men Scapl Therapy Shampoo 12.9 oz.
and Buy one (1) Clear Conditioner 12.7 oz. - $4.99
*Free Clear Conditioner wyb Clear Shampoo
Use $3/1 Clear Shampoo or Condtioner- from CVS coupon machine
Final Cost= $0.12 each 




Did you find any great deals this week at CVS? Feel free to share about it in the comments.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Free Lindt Chocolate Bars at Walmart!

By entering the Queen of Smooth Contest, then right after you can print a $1/1 Lindt chocolate bars coupon. These are already a $1.00 at Walmart, so after the coupon they're completely free. Details below. 

Buy one (1) Lindt Chocolate Bar - $1.00
Final Cost= Free


Did you find any great deals with this coupon somewhere else? Feel free to share about it in the comments below.


$3.00 off one DRAW SOMETHING Game from Hasbro

$3.00 off one DRAW SOMETHING Game from Hasbro
$3.00 off one DRAW SOMETHING Game from Hasbro


Fun social drawing game, influenced by the popular app. I matched up Walmart's price with Draw Something Game printable coupon for an example on savings ideas. Details below.



Buy one (1) Draw Something Game from Hasbro - $19.97
Final Cost= $16.97 each





Did you find any great deals with this coupon? Feel free to share about in the comments below.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Coupon Lingo


TMF = This is an example of a Try Me Free product.

What is "Coupon Lingo?" The simplest way to explain is they are abbreviations for words that are commonly used when couponing. There are abbreviations for types of coupon inserts that come in the Sunday Newspaper plus abbreviations for sales in stores that can be matched up with coupons for your best deal.

Here's a list in alphabetical order on which abbreviations mean what...

ALL YOU = A Frugal Living magazine with coupons inside of it, that comes out monthly.
B1G1 = Buy One, Get One Free
BOGO = Buy One, Get One Free
B2G1 = Buy Two, Get One Free
BTGO = Buy Two, Get One Free 
Blinkie = A coupon from a small blinking machine near the item.
CAT = Catalina; a coupon printed at the register with your receipt that could either be money off a specific product or money off your next purchase (no minumum) at their store only.
DND = Do Not Double
EX = Example
FAR = Free After Rebate
FILLER = An item that is purchased to reach the minimum item total needed to use a certain amount of coupons to get the best deal.
GC = Gift Card
HTH = Hope That Helps
IP = Internet Printable
MC or MQ = Manufacturers Coupon
MIR = Mail-in-Rebate
MM = Money Maker; money you will make on buying this product.
NED = No Expiration Date
NLA = No Longer Available
OOP = Out of Pocket; money you are paying out of your pocket.
Peelie = A coupon peeled off an item that you bought. 
Stacking = This is when you use a manufacturers coupon AND a store coupon on one item.
Sunday Newspaper Coupon Inserts Abbreviations:
  • GM = General Mills Insert
  • Pepsico = Pepsi Insert
  • PG = Proctor & Gamble Insert
  • RP = RedPlum Insert
  • SS = Smartsource Insert
Tear Pad = A coupon torn off a pad of coupons that are offered near the item.
TMF = Try Me Free
UPC = Universal Product Code
WYB = When You Buy
X = Expires



Do you have any more Coupon Terms that are used a lot? Feel free to share about it in the comments and I'll try to add it to our list.


$0.75 off 1 package of Campbell's Skillet Sauce, with Walmart Scenario

$0.75 off 1 package of Campbell's Skillet Sauce
$0.75 off 1 package of Campbell's Skillet Sauce 


Easy sauces with these nifty packets. I tell you when I had a full fun day of chasing Seth around, teaching him new words and finishing up my crafts; I'm worn out (haha jk). But anyways, when you want a good tasting dinner with little amount of effort, keep a few of these packets around for those days. Walmart price matched with coupon for savings idea. Details below.

Buy one (1) Campbell's Skillet Sauce $1.99
Final Cost= $1.24 each





Did you find any great deals with this coupon? Feel free to share about it in the comments.


$1.00 off ONE (1) Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners, with Walmart Scenario

$1.00 off ONE (1) Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners
$1.00 off ONE (1) Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners


Easy clean up, I can't pass that up! I often use Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners in my crock pots. Most the time if I don't, I end up scrubbing the pot forever or I have to let it soak. So these save all that hassel and I can clean up quicker, allowing me to relax more after dinner. I matched up this coupon with Walmart's prices this week. Details below.

Buy one (1) Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners - $1.96
Final Cost= $0.96 each


A great price for crock pot liners. Especially with the holidays around, who wants to be cleaning all the time.





Did you find any great deals with this coupon? Feel free to share about it in the comments.





$2.00 off Adult LISTERINE Mouthwash, with Walmart Scenario!

$2.00 off Adult LISTERINE Mouthwash 1L or larger
$2.00 off Adult LISTERINE Mouthwash 1L or larger 


Fresh minty breath! New coupon for Listerine, $2 off one (1). I matched it with Walmart's prices, details below.

Buy one (1) Listerine Mouthwash - $5.97
Use $2/1 Listerine Mouthwash - printable coupon
Final Cost= $3.97 each



Did you find any great deals with this coupon? Feel free to share about it in the comments.

$.99 Cent Only Stores Best Deals 12/12/12




This week at the $.99 Cent Only Store, I got some great goodies. I always get excited when I go because I always find something new. My store always gets a new shipment on Tuesdays, so I go on Wednesday after everything is put out. But they have been getting some shipments on Thursdays so I visit on Friday or sometime during the weekend in the morning. 

Remember to ask a manager at your local $.99 Cent Only Stores, to see when their shipment comes in to get the best deals. Also, these are couponless deals (no coupons needed for price), everything is $0.99 or less.

I always look for brand names, because these are items that are not always there and go really fast. There are items they purchase from other grocery stores that didn't sell or the palette might have been dinged on accident, so they sell the palettes to the $.99 only stores for cheaper and/or right before the food expires. The grace period I've seen the expiration dates on most foods I get, are between 1 to 6 months before they expire. Other times it's not food but foil, baby bottles, baby toys, etc. I usually find a lot of Evenflo and Beechnut products. It saved me so much money on many items.



::"Here's My Trip to the $0.99 Cent Only Store"::


(1) Bugles - $0.99
(1) Kraft Chicken Caesar Dinner Kit - $0.99
(1) Mio Energy - $0.99
(1) Gatorade - $0.79
(1) Hallmark Stickers, moveable decorations - $0.99
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Final Cost= $4.75 



These are all great deals that I hope some of you go get. I will post every Wednesday on my trip to the $.99 Cent Only Store. 




Find any deals at your local $0.99 Cent Only Store? Feel free to share what deals you may have found this week.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

$3.00 off one CITYVILLE MONOPOLY Game from Hasbro, Walmart Scenario!

$3.00 off one CITYVILLE MONOPOLY Game from Hasbro
$3.00 off one CITYVILLE MONOPOLY Game from Hasbro




Check this out! I didn't even know they made a Cityville and Farmville Monopoly Game. But they do, I checked the prices at Walmart and matched with this coupon, so you can see some deal ideas. Details below.


Buy one (1) Cityville Monopoly Game @ $24.97
Final Cost= $21.97





Did you find a good deal with this coupon? Feel free to share about it in the comments below.

$2.00 off one OPERATION, Twister or Scrabble Game

$2.00 off one SCRABBLE, OPERATION or TWISTER Game



I remember playing these games when I was a kid and I still love them. Here's a nifty little coupon to take $2.00 off one (1) game you purchase. Details below for Walmart prices.


Operation - $16.97
Final Cost= $14.97 each

Scrabble - $18.94
Final Cost= $16.94 each

Twister - $18.37
Final Coat= $16.37 each



Did you find any good deals with this coupon? Feel free to share about it in the comments.


Sunday Coupon Insert Preview 12/16/12





Well, short notice from Smartsource; they are not releasing their insert this Sunday. Leaving our last insert for this year on 12/30 from Proctor and Gamble. There are printable coupons online you can print right to your printer. 

 




NO INSERTS THIS WEEKEND!


Superior Grocers Ad with Coupon Matchups Week 12/12



Superior Grocers is an independently owned store, with locations spread throughout Southern California. The store near me I found, will take coupons but even without coupons this store has amazing prices and sales on produce and fresh meat from the deli. If you have this store near you, I recommend to check it out! I will now start coupon match ups and deals for this store as well, starting this week!
For this week from 12/12/12 through 12/18/12 these are the deals going on at Superior Grocers. You can also view their weekly ad here.


::Best Meat Deals::------------------------

Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast - $1.57/ lb.
*family pack, limit 2

Fresh Pork Loin Sirloin End Chops - $0.97/ lb
*family pack, limit 2

Raw White Headless Shrimp, 71-90 ct. - $3.77/ lb.
*Frozen/Defrosted, limit 8


::Best Produce Deals::------------------------

Green Bell Peppers - $0.99 for 7

Kiwi - $0.99 for 6

Brown Onions - $0.99/ 6 lbs

Red Bell Peppers - $0.25 each

Pacific Rose, Jonagold or Fuji Apples - $0.50/ lb.

Eggplant - $0.50 each

Cauliflower - $0.79/ lb.

Fresh Green Beans or Chinese Long Beans - $0.99/ lb.

Taylor Farms Coleslaw, 16 oz. - $0.99 each

Popeye Spinach, 6 oz. pkg. - $0.99 each


::Other Grocery Deals::----------------------

Tina Burritos - $0.24 each
*limit 24

Durkee Black Pepper, 4 oz. - $0.99
Use $1/2 Durkee Seasoning or Extracts (from Smartsource Insert 12/4/12)
Final Cost= $0.50 each when you buy two (2)

Durkee Pure Vanilla, 1 oz. - $1.99
Use $1/2 Durkee Seasoning or Extracts (from Smartsource Insert 12/4/12)
Final Cost= $1.49 each when you buy two (2)

V8 Splash Juice Blends, 64 oz. Assorted varieties - $2.00
Use $1/2 V8 Splash Varieties, 64 oz. - printable coupon
Final Cost= $1.50 each when you buy two (2)

Hillshire Farms Smoked Rope or Link Sausage, 13 - 14 oz. - $2.50
Use $0.55/1 Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage - printable coupon
or use $0.75/2 Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage (from RedPlum Insert 10/14/12)
Final Cost= $1.95 each

Kellogg's Cereal: Pops, Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, Frosted Flakes, Cocoa Krispies and selected varieties. 12 - 16.5 oz. - $2.50 
Use $1/3 Kellogg's Cereal 8.7 oz. or larger - printable coupon
or use $1/2 Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Krave, Kellogg's Fruit Loops, Pops, Apples Jacks, Mini Wheats, Little bites or Honey nut cereal - printable coupon
or use $1/2  Kellogg's Rice Krispies or Cocoa Krispies - printable coupon
or use $1/2 Fruit Loops or Apples Jacks, 8.7 or larger - printable coupon
or use $0.50/1 Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, 14 oz. or larger - printable coupon
or use $1/2 Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, 14 oz. or larger - printable coupon
Final Cost= $2.00 each when you buy two (2)

Mazola Olive Oil, 17 oz. - $3.99
Use $1/1 Mazola Olive Oil (in-ad coupon)
or use $0.55/1 Mazola Oil or Spray (from RedPlum Insert 12/2/12)
Final Cost= $2.99 each

Tyson Chicken, 20 - 29 oz. Assorted Varieties - $4.99
Use $0.75/1 Tyson Bagged Breaded Chicken Strips (from Smartsource Insert 10/7/12)
Final Cost= $4.24 each


::Wednesday the 12th & Thursday the 13th Sale- prices will be valid below. These 2-day Sales are great prices to get your produce this week::

Bulk Russet Potatoes - $0.99/ 8 lbs.

Juicy Navel Oranges - $0.99/ 7 lbs.

Golden Ripe Bananas - $0.99/ 4 lbs.

Large Avocados - $0.25 each

Roma Tomatoes - $0.99/ 3 lbs.

Bulk Peruvian Beans - $0.99/ lb.

Fresh Pork Shoulder - $0.87/ lb.
*limit 2

Whole Cleaned Tilapia - $0.97/ lb.
*service counter only, limit 10 lbs.

Fresh Pork Neckbones - $0.97/ lb.

Bulk Centro-americano chorizo - $2.49/ lb.

Smoke House Daddy Chicken Party Wings, 5 lbs. - $8.99
*limit 2





Did you find any deals at Super Grocers? Feel free to share your trip in the comments.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Free Emergen-C 10-ct. at Target





Great winter deal on Emergen-C during sick season. Check your local Target to see if they are advertising a gift card when you buy Emergen-C. If so, you can make money buying Emergen-C. Details below.


Buy two (2) Emergen-C 10-ct. for $3.50 each
Use 2- $1.50/1 Emergen-C Drink Mix (from RedPlum Insert 12/9/12)
Pay $4.00, Get $5.00 Target gift card back
Final Cost= FREE, plus you made an extra $1.00.

I got 2 boxes when I was out today. I'm being prepared in case anyone decides to get sick on me.



 
A big thanks to TotallyTarget for sharing that winter deal!

Christmas Tree Time




This past Friday we got out tree for Christmas. Last year we had a fake tree for our first Christmas as a family, but this year we got our first real tree. It makes our hose smell so good. So it's officially our first Christmas together with a real tree (... he he)!

All the ornaments are from the Dollar Tree (except the top star). For as many ornaments  as we got, we only spent $27.00 for all of them plus have 5 packages (12 pieces in each) left over just as extras. The wrapping paper, ribbon and boxes are from the $0.99 Only Store. I spent $7.00 on all wrapping for presents with plenty extra. Only used two (2) rolls of wrapping paper, paying $1.98.



Checkout these stockings I found at my local $0.99 Only Store. Spent $2.97 for all three (3) stockings. The little hats attached to the hook part of the stocking are hair clips. I got a 3-pk for $0.99. I think they're so cute!
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Find anything for the holidays at your local $0.99 Only Stores and/or Dollar Tree? Feel free to share it in the comments.

Goals for the Week



These are a list of goals I would like to accomplish by the end of the week. 

Crafts
1. Finish painting bamboo sticks.
2. Hang finished bamboo sticks around Seth's chalkboard.
3. Finish painting palm tree on Seth's wall.
4. Finish hand-sewing Seth's felt road for his cars.

Family
1. Take holiday pics of Seth (for the Christmas cards).
2. Order Christmas cards and xmas present tags.
3. Read a new story or book to Seth.

Household
1. Paint vanity in master bathroom, white.
2. Update Seth's schedule and print to hang on fridge. 
3. Mail Seth's insurance.

Personal 
1. Bleach my hair
2. Learn to meditate better - 20 minutes/twice this week.
3. Workout - 30 minutes/ twice this week.

Work
1. Create an itemized profit and loss statement (3-months) & file.
2. Create a signed and dated statement showing gross income and how often paid, then file.
3. Cut coupons, file and organize the rest of last weeks inserts.
4. Re-organize work bookshelf.



Accomplished:
1. Getting Christmas tree and decorating it.
2. Go out to eat at a new restaurant this Week: The Steam Haus GastroPub in Corona, Ca.

I really enjoyed this weekend. We had lots of fun as a family. Seth even helped decorate the tree. What a great little helper.


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Do you have any goals you're trying to achieve? Feel free to share your story in the comments.