Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta - $2.15
Old El Paso Green Chiles – 1.65
Carnation evaporated milk 69¢ for 5 oz can,
50¢/2 3/21 Red Plum
.50/2 IP http://www.nestlefamily.com/SpecialOffers/Default.aspx
= 2 free
Nescafe Tasters Choice 7 ct on the go packets- $1.19
.50/1 Nescafe Taster's Choice product, any - 02-28-10 SS
.75/1 IP http://www.tasterschoice.com/offers.aspx
Yoplait Greek Yogurt 1.19
$.45/1 IP http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?...=GM&p=pWoTrRvS
Newman's Own Organics Dog Food 1.59
$0.50/1 IP www.coupons.com
Starbuck’s Ice Cream – 2.50
$.75/1 IP https://ssl.unilever.com/starbucksicecream.com/Coupon-Reg.aspx?coupon=a
= .25 each
Green Giant Steamers – 1.19
$.50/1 IP http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?bt=vi&tqnm=zaubbli445511&o=58605&ci=1&c=GM&p=XKdGm4IV
Sargento Reduced Sodium Cheese – 1.59
$.75/1 IP www.coupons com
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls – 2.15
$.70/1 IP http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?bt=vg&tqnm=zdzubjr13777994&o=62937&ci=1&c=GM&p=9ayGs05J
Coffeemate Creamer – 2.00
Use $.75/1 IP http://www.coffee-mate.com/coupons.aspx
A note from our precious Joy:
If you can sow into this NEEDED FOOD DRIVE, you can drop off your donations at 5226 Indian Trail - Fairview Road, Indian Trail, NC 28079 or you can mail a donation to With Love From Jesus, PO BOX 612, Indian Trail, NC 28079. If you don't have time to shop, we will go to Aldi's and shop for you! Thank you in advance for any help you can give!
Milk, eggs, cheese, butter, canned meats - ie..treet, spam, potted meat, canned ham, salmon, or those frozen banquet meals; canned or frozen veggies, crackers, oil, mustard, mayo, ketchup, oodles o noodles, flour, cereal, syrup, grits, oats, canned fruit of all kinds, healthy snack items for kids, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, elbow macaroni, canned tomatoes, ravioli, spaghetti o's, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, juices, etc. We also need toilet tissue, paper towels, paper plates - especially for homeless folks, laundry detergent, dish detergent.
We have 8 freezers and 3 refrigerators to accommodate perishables and frozen items!
Thank you again and please keep this matter in your prayers!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Leslie had me laughing last night when I read her post about her husband's project turning into what she called If You Give a Man Some Seeds from her post about her garden. This sounds just like something my husband would end up doing. Leslie is one of my new friends from the party this week. I just love her blog name...Goodbye, House! Hello, Home!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
First, an introduction…
My name is Jennifer and I am a 30something wife and mom in
Some things I love are ice cream, pajamas, flip flops, getting lost in a good book, chick flicks, ice cream, home décor, and, of course, family and friends. Oh and did I mention ice cream?
I have been thrifty my whole life but really learned how to coupon and start saving a few years ago when my husband started his own company. Living off of unemployment and savings really forced me to look at how we were living and make some changes. So, I dove into couponing and once I learned the ropes I discovered how much I enjoy helping others do the same. Initially that was how my blog started but I am learning to branch out and share other parts of my home through my blog. I hope you will stick with me as I continue to grow Home Matters.
Now onto the party...For the first Dish It party, Amanda has asked us a few questions. Her questions are in bold followed by my answers.
I want to know about your blog!
~How long have you been blogging?
Hhmm, it’s been about a year since I first started Home Matters. Back in the fall, after some technical difficulties, I re-launched it. And now as I learn more about the blogging community I am beginning to grow it.
~Why did you start blogging?
I originally started my blog as a way to share some of my coupon info, deal shopping and freebie finds with my local friends. I thought it would be easier to put it all in one spot instead of sending out several emails each day. Eventually as they started telling their friends I saw my subscriber numbers grow. A few months ago I began adding some recipes to my blog and linking to a weekly recipe blog party. I began receiving comments (who knew I would get so tickled over a few little comments?!) and getting more subscribers. Hhmm, maybe I should learn a little more about this blogging stuff. So, I began blog hopping and finding SO many really awesome blogs out there. I am still learning a lot about blogging and am still trying to find my voice on here but I am excited about growing Home Matters, adding new features and beginning some giveaways. I hope you’ll stick with me!
~Tell me about your blog's title. Why did you choose it?
My family is number one for me, of course, and I strive to create a HOME for us, not just a house to live in. To me HOME conveys comfort, security and being surrounded by things and people you love. And I want to do all of this as inexpensively as I can since I have always been a very thrifty person. It just seemed like a good name to me J
~What do you blog about?
I love to share my couponing info and grocery deals and help others learn how to slash their grocery budget too. Plus, I like to share other deals I find and I am all about getting things for free (samples, etc). As much as I love to share this info I will never be the most thorough bargain blog out there and I am not trying to be. So, I love to direct readers to my favorite bargain blogs and give credit to them as much as possible. I am in the process of adding a new blog roll to my site for many of these fellow bloggers.
As I am learning about blogging and finding my voice, I am doing more with adding recipes each week and am getting ready to start showing my thrifty finds (aka Goodwill goodies) and showing some thrifty home projects we are working on. I guess my blog is a continual work in progress as I learn J
~What is your favorite thing about blogging?
I love sharing deals with others and hearing that I have helped them save money. And as I blog more I am learning that I love meeting fellow bloggers. There is so much out there that I love discovering and I am continually being inspired.
Be sure to head on over to Amanda's party and meet some other bloggers and share the love with them (and don't forget me too...we all LOVE the comments!).
It has also taken the music industry by storm...25 songs by the cast have landed on Billboards Hot 100 list in 2009, 2 soundtracks have been released and fans have downloaded the songs 4.5 million times. One of my favorites is Don't Stop Believing from the pilot episode (check out the performance on a recent Oprah show)
(thanks to an article in The Charlotte Observer for some of the stats listed above!)
This show is funny, including some dark and twisted humor, sometimes poignant and always full of great music.
One of the blogs I follow, Serenity Now, has a post about this show too...and hers includes a couple of video clips! Check out Amanda's post to see what you've been missing...or to catch a glimpse of what's coming up in the next few weeks.
So, are you a fellow Gleek? If you watch the show (or you give it a try tonight), let me know what you think.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Plus, take an extra 15% off when you use code PXCJ418 (code expires 4/18)
Monday...Harper's Bazaar $4.29 (1 year)
Tuesday...Woman's Day $4.29 (1 year)
Wednesday...Life Extension $4.29 (1 year)
Thursday...Hot Bike $4.29 (1 year)
Friday...Backpacker $5.29 (1 year)
Saturday...Mac Life $5.29 (1 year)
Sunday...Boys Life $5.29 (1 year)
Friday, April 9, 2010
I haven't done very much blog reading this week but do have something fun to share with you.
One of my favorite home decor blogs is The Nesting Place ~It Doesn't Have To Be Perfect To Be Beautiful.
On Thursday she hosted a Mantle Party where fellow bloggers posted links to their posts and pictures of their mantle decor. My mantle is always a source of aggravation for me because I never seem to know how I want it to look. So I really enjoyed taking a peek into other people's homes to see what they've done. I hope you enjoy it too!
Then today The Nester posted about some changes she made to her mantle that include some of her children's artwork...love it!
Hope you enjoy these posts and hope they inspire you!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
As you know I am excited about the produce co-op I participate in with Your Neighborhood Produce. I am also excited about something they are trying to do right now and you can help with just a click of a button.Pepsi is giving away money every month for great ideas and Your Neighborhood Produce is in the running for some of this money to support their project to provide fresh produce for a year to struggling families in the Monroe, NC area. You can vote once a day. Please consider helping Your Neighborhood Produce reach their goal.
Go here to vote for their Blessing Basket project...
Pick up for this basket will be NEXT Thursday, April 15th from 12noon-1pm at Sardis Baptist Church in Indian Trail.
For more information or to see the other pick up locations in the Charlotte area, please visit Your Neighborhood Produce. **Pineville, NC and Rock Hill, SC are the newest locations**
• One Pledge® Multi Surface Duster
• One pouch of Pledge® Natural Beauty Wipes
Get a FREE 20oz Coke or Dasani water with the purchase of a 20oz Coke or Dasani water at Target
Save $1.00 on 7-Up...(1) 20oz bottle, 2-liter bottle or 6-pack (1/2 liter bottles)*this should get you some free 7-Up or at least REALLY cheap
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
As I stated in my previous post, I am taking a break from the computer this week to hang out with my kids on Spring Break. I am linking this to Southern Savers' list; however, please keep in mind that her list shows coupons doubling to just $0.60 face values. Ours in the Charlotte area will double up to a $0.99 face value. Keep that in mind when referencing her list and pulling out your own coupons.
I am "taking a break" from the computer this week so please refer to Southern Savers for her HT info this week.
Hope everyone enjoys their Spring Break this week!
Tomorrow's deal is 80% off collage prints.
Friday's deal is a FREE 8x10 photo.
I just LOVE the freebie photo deals!!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Here are some samples you can sign up for right now...
Suave Professional sample
Kotex sample pack (choose from 4 different packs)
Dove Men + Care
Pantene (this is through Vocalpoint, a word-of-mouth group...I've mentioned this group many times and highly recommend you join for great samples and coupons)
*not sure if this will be a small sample or a full size bottle...not long ago I received a full size bottle from them*
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Have you heard of this? Psst...is a word-of-mouth group from General Mills. I have been a member for about a year, I think. I've had many opportunities to sample new product, receive great coupons, etc. And now they have another new opportunity called My Get Together...
My Get Together is an opportunity for you and your family and friends to try new products and recipes and receive special offers and goodies to take home. I am excited to have been selected as one of the hosts for the first My Get Together party coming up in about a month! Stay tuned for more details...
If you are interested in Psst...and My Get Together, be sure to visit the website here.