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It pays to check the clearance aisle!

14 Jul

I always breeze through the clearance section of the stores I frequent. Sometimes I only spot junk, but lots of times I find major deals. Today, at Publix, we found organic pasta sauce on clearance for $1.80 per jar, and Every Man Jack SPF 15 moisturizer for only $2.75! I always seem to find good organic and baby deals this way. Combine with a coupon and you can get cheap or free products!

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How to get a case of think thin bars for only $2 (regularly $16.70)

13 Jul

Think Thin bars (my fave on the go breakfast food) are usually $1.67 per bar at Whole Foods…

For 10 bars (one case) that makes the cost –$16.70– gross.

Whole Foods gives you a 10% case discount making them- $15.03 per case- better, but still gross.

BUT…

Right now Whole Foods has them on sale for $1.33 per bar. ($13.33 per case) sale good thru 7/17

With the case discount that makes them only $12 a case.

Print this $1/1 whole foods coupon, and ask your cashier to apply the coupon to each bar you bought (isn’t is great that whole foods does that?!)

This takes $10 off your order!!!

You will pay only $2 for the case! I have done this every time I’ve gone to WHOLE FOODS! Stocking up baby.

Food For Thought.

24 Jun

Gross. For some reason I hate the expression “food for thought” but I just had to use it, because it really does describe this post!

This past week our family spent the entire  work week at my in-laws house. Thank goodness I love them, because I literally didn’t leave their house for about 4 days!

I know they think we’re crazy for having so many “rules” about the foods we do and DO NOT allow our children to eat.

I promise I try not to be too controlling, but it is SO hard for me to let them eat certain foods containing ingredients I’m unsure about.

 However, my mother-in-law is a gem, and she always asks me if it’s okay for the girls to have something before she gives it to them.

A lot of the time I tell her no, and she is so gracious for not strangling me for being such a stickler.

(Although she may picture it in her head!)  🙂

I always have friends ask me how I know what foods to eat, and one of my favorite tips is…

READ FOOD LABELS

1) The less ingredients the better.

2) If you don’t know what an ingredient is, then it’s probably not good for you.

Here’s an example of  the benefit of reading labels:

(reduced, low, or non fat almost always means “chemicals added”)

vs.

(Whole Foods Brand less than $3)

Labels 

Jif label

Do you know what all these mean?

Whole Foods 365 Peanut Butter label

It’s kinda blurry, but for ingredients it says, “Peanuts, salt”

Now your speakin’ my language!

**If you don’t have a local Whole Foods, Maranatha is an excellent brand, and is carried in the health food section of most grocery stores.**

Applegate Farms $2.00 hotdog coupon

22 Jun

Jarrod and the kids LOVE these hotdogs. They are free of nitrates, all natural/organic, free or preservatives etc…

Click here for yours!

Organic Girl Fresh Produce Printable Coupon

22 Jun

I love the Organic girl brand. At Publix it usually costs $3.99 per container. I love the baby spinach!!

Click here to download a coupon for $1.00 off Organic girl produce (expires 6/30/12)

This is dedicated to the one I love…

17 Jun

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! I haven’t gotten to see my own dad yet, but tonight we’re having pizza and beer to celebrate  the first man I ever loved 🙂

The girls and I have had the best time celebrating Jarrod today. He’s such a great daddy, and we wanted nothing more than to make this a special day for him!

First we made him organic peanut butter cookies…

Hoke doing what she does best… getting things out of the pantry

Hen adding the sugar…

Mixing it all up…

Yum!

When the cookies were done and everyone was in bed, mama decorated the kitchen…

Jarrod always  gets out of bed before I do, so I think he was especially surprised this morning when I woke him up to come have fresh ground coffee, and homemade buttermilk biscuits with bacon, egg, and cheese.

Just out of the oven.

This is an old picture! I forgot to take one today because I was too busy eating. Just picture this with eggs added to it 🙂

Then it was time to open his presents! The girls and I worked hard on these.

Just mix 1/2 cup of flour, 1/2 cup salt, and 1/4 of a cup of water. Roll into a ball. Mash flat. Make your imprint, and bake @200 degrees Farenheit for 3 hours. Let cool and then paint.

Before I baked them I poked a hole in the top of each. We painted ours a cream color and then I went back and just painted the hand print. After painting, I strung twine through them and hot glued a bow at the top. On the back in sharpie, I wrote the name date, age, and a little father’s day message.

(I know the homemade handprint Father’s day gifts are so predictable, but the girls loved it, Jarrod loved it, they were inexpensive, and all homemade!)

As a cute an inexpensive gift to my dad, I made him this:

I saw several similar ideas on pinterest, but I just spliced a few of those together and came up with this. I think it’s so cute, and he loves peanut m&ms.  I didn’t use a template for the tie. I just eyeballed it. ( As you can probably tell!)

 

 

After such a heavy breakfast and with pizza for dinner tonight, we had a lovely Father’s Day salad for lunch. We used lettuce and veggies from our garden…

Free Oranges, Cheap Organic Blueberries…

14 Jun

Facebook Offer…

Free Sampler Box of Oranges! Hurry! Limited Supply…

Click Here

Organic blueberries from Whole Foods

WHOLE FOODS ONE DAY SALE TOMORROW 6/15

Blueberries only $1.99 per pint!

Buy a case and get 10% off!!

Perfect for flash freezing. To learn how to flash freeze Click here.


Whole Foods Kiss My Face Sunscreen Deal

10 Jun

I have a Whole Foods deal on Kiss my Face sunscreen that’ll make you want to kiss my face…

Kiss my Face Sunscreen is on sale right now ranging from about $9.99- $16.99 at WF…

Use this $3/1 Facebook coupon

AND

this $2.50/1 WF coupon

to save $5.50 on sunscreen.

This is a great deal!!

(Using just the $3 coupon makes the lipbalms FREE!)

 

 

I bought a 14oz bottle of spray lotion. It’s orginally $19.99. It was on sale for $15.99. I used my 2 coupons, so my final price was only $10.49! Thats a great deal on this paraben free, mild sunscreen!!

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