Sunday, April 19, 2015

Miracle Gro Gro-ables

I love growing my own food. There's just something extra satisfying about bringing something out of your yard and putting it on your table. Gardening is not easy, but it's every bit worth the effort. At our old house we had tons of room for a garden. But after moving to a subdivision we now have more "house space," but less "yard space."

For the past few years I've been growing veggies in containers which was effective, but not what I really wanted to do. Then a couple of weeks ago my sweet hubby came home with the materials to build me a nice sized garden. This little momma was happy!

I decided to plant the things we use most often and can grow well in our time zone. Since I started a little late in the season I couldn't really start seeds indoors so I asked around and researched online. I ended up getting the Miracle-Gro Gro-ables Kit with 8 Seed Pods. What I like is that these little babies are guaranteed to grow. That's right. If they don't grow I get my money back. I never got my money back on those little seed packets I used to buy at the dollar store that didn't grow a single thing.

It's so simple to plant them there's really no way you can screw them up. I like that.
All you do is remove the paper lid, press it down into soil that it's even with the top layer, water it daily and watch it grow. They're perfect for pot planting also if you don't have room for a bigger garden.

I'm really excited and so are the kids. I picked the perfect time to plant them because it's been raining everyday for the past few days. I'll keep you posted on how it goes.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Publix and Kroger Trips 4-16-15

Publix Trip


It was a gas card week and I managed to get just enough to take advantage of it.
Here's what I got today:

(2) Go-Gurt B1G1 2.65
(used $.40/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $.80/1)
made them $.52 each

(6) Zatarain's Rice Mixes B1G1 $2
(used $.50/2 printables from HERE - doubled to $1/2)
made them $.50 each

(1) Truvia B1G1 $3.79
(used $.75/1 printable from HERE)
(got $.75 deposited into my Upromise account)
made it $.40

(2) Horizon Sandwich Crackers $3.99
(used B1G1 printable from HERE)
(used $1/1 Target printables from HERE)
made them $.99 each

(2) Crest Kids toothpaste $2.49
(used $.50/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
made them $1.49 each

(1) I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Deliciously Simple B1G1 $2.89
(used $.75/1 blinkie)
made it $.70

(1) Cheez-Its B1G1 $3.39
(used $1/1 printable from HERE - 850 points)
made it $.70

(2) Hunt's ketchup B1G1 $1.89
no coupons used
made them $.94 each

(1) Publix Flossers $1.89
no coupons used

(4) Fresh Attitude Salads B1G1 $2.99
(2) Fruit Salad Bowls $7.01 (reg. $14.03)
(1) Potato Inspirations Honey Gold Potatoes B1G1 $3.99
(used $3 off $15 perishables Target printable from HERE)
made it $11.99 for all of it

(2) Publix Green Wise Organic Milks $6.79
(got $.25 back from Ibotta)

(1) Gas Card $50
(used $10 in ad coupon)

Total before sale & coupons:  $139.56
Paid:  $79.92
*This includes a $50 gas card. I have to buy gas anyway so I look at the $10 off as savings on my groceries. So, it was like I paid $29.92 for $89.56  worth of groceries.*

Kroger

Kroger is having another Mega Event. With this sale you get $4 off at checkout when you purchase 4 participating items.

(3) Hungry Jack syrups $1.99 after Mega Savings (reg. $3.79)
no coupons used

(3) Hungry Jack Pancake Mixes $1.69 after Mega Savings (reg. $2.69)
(used Get One Mix Free wyb One Syrup hangtags)
made them FREE

(2) Kellogg's Pop-Tarts $1.99 after Mega Savings (reg. $2.99)
(used $1/1 printables from HERE - 850 points)
made them$.99 each

(2) Kellogg's Fruit Snacks $1.49 after Mega Savings (reg. $2.99)
(used $1/2 printable from a Kellogg's Family Rewards newsletter)
made them $.99 each

(2) Arnold Rolls $1.99 after Mega Savings (reg. $2.99)
(used $1/1 printables no longer available)
made them $.99 each

(2) Sargento Shredded Cheese $1.99 after Mega Savings (reg. $3.99)
(used $.50/1 printables from HERE)
made them $1.49 each

(1) Clorox Clean Up spray $2.49 after Mega Savings (reg. $4.19)
(used $.75/1 peelie)
made it $1.74

(2) Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner $.99 after Mega Savings (reg. $2.59)
(got $1 back from Checkout 51 - $.50 earned twice)
made them $.49 each

(2) Tony's Pizza $2 after Mega Savings (reg. $3.29)
(used $.75/2 printable from HERE)
made them $1.62 each

(1) Folgers K-Cups $5.99 after Mega Savings (reg. $8.49)
(used $1/1 ecoupon)
made it $4.99

(4) Keebler Cookies $1.79 after Mega Savings (reg. $3.79)
(used $1/1 printables from HERE - 850 points)
made them $.79 each

(1) Kroger Chicken Fingers $5.99 (reg. $6.99)
no coupons used

(1) Kroger Children's Allergy $4.99 (reg. $7.99)
no coupons used

(1) Oscar Mayer Sandwich Meat 1 lb $2.99 after Mega Savings (reg. $4.59)
(got $.50 back from Jingit)
made it $2.49

(1) Mott's Apple Juice $1.49 after Mega Savings (reg. $2.99)
no coupons used

(1) LaraBar 5 pack $1.89 on clearance AND after Mega Savings (reg. $7.79)
no coupons used

(2) Opti-Free Express $8.99 (reg. $11.49)
(used B1G1 printable from HERE)
made them $4.49 each

(4) Kroger Greek yogurts $.19 each on clearance (reg. $1.25)
no coupons used

(1) Simple Truth Organic Sausage $1.49 on clearance (reg. $2.49)
no coupons used

(2) Indian River Orange Juice $1.75 on clearance (reg. $4.79)
no coupons used

(1) Butter Croissants $1.99 on clearance (reg. $3.99)
no coupons used

(1) Jimmy Dean Pancakes/Sausage on a stick $7.99 (reg. $8.39)
(used $1/1 printable from HERE)
made it $6.99

(1) chicken salad from the deli $4.54
no coupons used

(1) Wonderful Halos $4.99
(used $.50/1 printable that came in a newsletter)
made it $4.49

(1) yellow squash $2.49 (reg. $5.01)
no coupons used

(1) bunch of bananas $1.15
(got $.25 back from Checkout 51)
made it $.90

(1) Kroger bread $.59 (reg. $1.19)
(got $.25 back from Jingit)
(got $.25 back from Ibotta)
made it $.09

(5) Avocados $4.95
no coupons used

(4) tomatoes $4.01
no coupons used

(1) Dole Strawberries $2.99
no coupons used

(1) Cinnabon Bread $1.59 on clearance (reg. $3.19)
no coupons used

(1) Simple Truth organic coconut oil $4.99 (reg $6.99)
no coupons used

Total before sale & coupons: $206.74
Paid: $101.22


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Friday, April 10, 2015

Publix Trip 4-9-15


If you heard any reports of a zombie at Publix yesterday that would have been me. That little stomach bug I told you about did in fact rear its ugly head again. And I tell you that nasty bug ain't no joke! It ruined our whole week of spring break. I had lots of plans for the kids this week, but I guess they'll have to wait until summertime.
We needed milk and ginger ale so I managed to run to Publix. My sweet hubby offered to go for me, but he doesn't do the coupon thing. I went without any makeup and I was in my running clothes - not that I've ran at all this week. I tell ya I looked a little scary. 
Here's what I got yesterday:

(2) Publix Spring Water 24 pack $4.49 each
no coupons used

(2) Stur water enhancers $3.99
(used Get One Free wyb 24 pack of Publix Spring Water Publix coupon from the Publix grocery advantage flyer)
made them both FREE

(2) Jolly Time Popcorn $1.25 (reg, $2.59)
(used $.50/1 printables no longer available - doubled to $1/1)
made them $.25 each

(4) Prego Pasta Sauce B1G1 $2.13
(used $.40/2 coupons from the 3/1 SS insert - doubled to $.80/2)
made them $.66 each

(2) Ginger Ale $1.50 (reg. $1.67)
(used $1/2 Publix coupon from the Publix grocery advantage flyer)
made them $1 each

(2) Little Bites muffins B1G1 $4.69
(used $1/1 printables no longer available)
made them $1.34 each

(1) Kellogg's Raisin Bran Crunch B1G1 $4.19
(used $1/1 printable from HERE - 850 points)
(got $.25 back from Ibotta)
(got $.25 back from Jingit)
made it $.59

(2) Horizon Organic Sandwich Crackers $3.99
(used B1G1 printable from HERE)
(used $1/1 Target printables from HERE)
made them $.99 each

(2) A1 Steak Sauce B1G1 $4.29
(used $.55/1 coupons from the 3/22 SS insert)
made them $1.59 each

(2) Pop-Tarts 12 pack $2.89
(used $1/1 printables from HERE - 850 points)
(used $1/2 Publix printable from HERE)
made them $1.39 each

(1) Green Wise Organic Milk $6.79
(got $.25 back from Ibotta)
(got $.25 back from Jingit)
made it $6.29

(3) Eat Smart Vegetables $5 (reg. $7.50 each)
(5) Jazz Apples $4.94 (reg. $7.43)
(1) white seedless grapes $6.80 (reg. $10.92)
(used $3 off $15 Target printable from HERE)
made it all $13.74

(1) Smithfield Ham Steak B1G1 $3.59
(used $.75/1 coupon from the 3/1 SS insert)
made it $1.04

Total before sale & coupons:  $128.28
Paid:  $46.47 plus tax


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