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A Steward is Ready…

24 Jan

Steward Home Rotator

Since I was living it up with Honey and Papa this weekend, I missed church, and therefore I missed week 3 of our study on being a Steward. Lloyd taught the lesson, and it’s my joy to invite you to watch with me as we learn of God’ s intention in our lives as stewards.

Fellowship Bible Church. Week 3. A Steward is Ready.

My Publix trip, and a couple of couponing tips…(prices end today 1/24)

24 Jan

Last week I went to Publix and snagged these deals…

When I go to the store I take my…

  • Coupon binder
  • My plastic envelope that contains my coupons that I am “for sure” going to use on that trip. I keep my store coupons and manufacturer’s coupons for each item grouped together to ensure that I use the maximum amount of coupons for each item.
  •  An index card or notebook with all of my deals written on it.

This is the notebook that I took with me on this particular trip.

As you can see, I list the item, the *sale price*, the coupons I will use, and what each item will cost me.

***I always check the price of an item before I buy. If the sale price is different than what I expect, sometimes I will hold off on buying that item, because the deal isn’t what I thought it would be.


Huggies slip on diapers $10.99. On sale for $9.99. I used (1) $3/1 Publix Baby Club Coupon and  (1) $2/1 mc coupon. My total cost was only $4.99

Cascadian Farms granola bars– $3.99 per box. I used a store coupon for Buy 2 boxes get $3 off. My total was $2.49 per box! (One box costs $4.99 at Whole Foods)

Kashi Cereal- $2.99. I used (1) $1/1 mc and (1) $1/1 Whole Foods Coupon. My total was $0.99

Method Dish Liquid Soap- On sale for 2/$5. I used (2) $1/1 mc’s and (2) $1/1 Whole Foods Coupons. Making them $0.50 each!

Tom’s mouthwash 16 oz.-  Regularly Priced at $1.80…Whole Foods sells it for $5.99. WOW what a huge discrepency!

Publix paper towels-  PENNY ITEM $0.01

Jason’s Body wash- $8.99. (I can’t remember but I think this was on sale for either $7.99 or $6.99.  I had a $3/1 mc coupon making this either $3.99 or $4.99. But either way thats great because it costs upwards of $12 at Whole Foods!

A deal I didn’t get but accidentally left my coupon at home…

Newman’s Own Salsa- On sale for $2. I had (1) $1/1 coupon (printable). It would have cost me only $1

One of my great loves…

24 Jan

This past weekend Jarrod and I dropped the girls off with my in-laws and cruised on down to Birmingham.  We spent the weekend visiting my sweet grandparents, who happen to be two of my most favorite people in the entire world. Jarrod and I had the best time visiting them and had a lovely weekend away from the babies.

My mom says that when I was a little girl, I would literally cry the entire way from Birmingham back to our house. I still can’t leave my Honey and Papa without getting teary. It always makes me so sad that we live so far away from each other (albeit two and a half hours…)

Honey. Even at 83 years old she looks amazing! She was on her way to decorate the church with flowers.

I’ve only made two Valentine Hearts, I have one and Honey has the other…

We’re bananas for Yo-nanas

24 Jan


Yonanas™ Ice Cream Treat Maker

Although I’m not the infomercial type, and I ‘m slightly embarrassed to admit it, I’ve been dying for a Yonana’s machine for months! I was a little skeptical that this $50 product from a late night infomercial could turn frozen fruit into frozen yogurt in mere minutes,I mean really.  My skepticism was quickly shot down after my sweet mother-in-law gave me one for  Christmas.

The Boyds now have a healthy alternative to our usual Sweet Cece’s run (and trust me,we go a lot. To make a sweet treat, all you have to do is toss bananas, fruit, nuts, chocolate, etc.  into the machine, and let Yonanas do the work. This is a cheap and healthy way to keep your sweet tooth satisfied without feeling guilty about it later.

My latest Yonanas treat containing frozen strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries topped with dark chocolate chips.

When using bananas, the texture turns out to be just like frozen yogurt, and when using other frozen fruits, the texture turns out more like a sorbet. No matter what fruit you use, it turns out super rich (dense) and is very filling. The bowl above was way too big of a serving for me to actually finish.

Deal Seekers: Bed Bath and Beyond sells Yonana machines for $49.99.

Use one of their 20% off coupons to make your total cost (before tax) only $40.00!

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