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My Fareway Grocery Plan 8/17 – 8/22

-Organic blackberries 6oz, $1.99

-Dole spinach 8 – 12oz bag, $0.99

-Colorado peaches, $0.99/lb

-Gala Apples, $0.88/lb (Price Chopper match, Thurs – Saturday only)

-Red grapes, $0.79/lb (Aldi’s match)

-Bananas, $0.29/lb (Aldi’s match)

-Whole seedless watermelon, $2.29 (Aldi’s match)

-Store brand grade A eggs, $0.88

-Oscar Meyer cheese hot dogs, $2.50

-Store brand peanut butter 16oz, $1.28

-Jolly time popcorn 2 – 4ct, $0.99 (Price Chopper match, $0.50 off with Invisipon coupon)

-Sunbelt granola bars 8.79-11oz, $2 (Price Chopper match)

-Hunt’s Snack pack pudding 4 pack, $0.69/each (Price Chopper match, limit 4, Thurs – Sat only)

-Charmin essentials toilet paper 12ct, $4.88 or $3.99 if show Hy-Vee perks card ($1 off with Invisipon)

-Shredded cheese, or chunk cheese 6 -8oz, $1.25

-Fareway bbq & sour cream/onion chips ($1 off coupon with Invisipon)

-Hershey’s Candy bars 8pk, $0.99 (Price Chopper match, Thurs – Sat only)

 

 

My Fareway grocery plan 8/4/16

Musselman’s applesauce 4-6ct, $0.99 (Price Chopper match, limit 3)

Blueberries 6oz, $0.99 (Price Chopper match, limit 4)

Oscar Mayer deli fresh meat 5.5-9oz, $2.50

Fareway sandwich bread 24oz, $0.98

A & E Lemonade 1/2 gallon, $0.88

Cheerios, Trix 10.7-13.1oz, $1.77 (Thursday/Friday only)

Sun chips, $1.68 (Thursday/Friday only)

Blue Bunny Ice cream 1.75qt, $1.99

My Fareway grocery plan 7/1/16

-Fareway veggie sticks/chips 6oz bag, $1.99

-Fresh blueberries 8oz, $0.99

-Whole seedless watermelon, $1.99

-Dozen grade A large eggs, $0.67 (hy-vee match)

-Oscar Meyer lunch meat 5.5-9oz, $2.50

-Kraft Deli slices 7-8oz, $1.69 (price chopper match)

-80% lean ground beef $1.88/lb (limit 2, hy-vee match)

-Bomb pops 12 ct box, $1.88

-Doritos 9.5-10.5oz, $1.88

-Ritz crackers3.5-13.7oz, $1.88 (buy 2, get one free coupon)

 

Things that make me happy

I put together this bathroom storage shelf today using materials we had on hand.  And it makes me way too happy!  I’m on an organizational high right now.   It only fit by some miracle, like giving birth kind of fit.  I only had to remove the part of the bathroom pipe.

It hasn’t been tested in the wild yet, but I have big hopes for it.  

bathroom storage

My inspiration came from this photo and frustration of the kids never being able to find their toothpaste.  I’m learning you have to keep things super simple for them to work.  I’m also pumped to have a little shelf for curling iron & hair dryer.  I had planned to have 3 bins on the shelf, but I did not account for the opening of the cabinet getting in the way; it goes higher inside, but a curling iron shelf was even better.

If I was able to do this, I’m confident you can pull this off too!  

I’m crazy about Sterilite shoe box containers.  If I see them for around $1.25 per bin or less, I like to buy them.  I did get some off brand at Walmart before and they are poor quality.  The kids drop them, throw them, who knows and they crack and break.  If you don’t have kids who are rough on things, the off brands may work just fine for you though.  

#happy #organization #thisshouldwork 

 

My Fareway grocery plan 6/24 – 6/25

Cherries, $1.99/lb

Red seedless grapes, $1.18/lb (Price Chopper match, bring in ad)

18ct grade A eggs, $0.98

Eckrich smoked sausage 14-15oz, $1.89 (Price Chopper match, bring in ad)

Pork butt roast, $1.48/lb (Price Chopper match, bring in ad)

Store brand bacon 16oz, $2.50 (Fri, Sat only)

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, $1.99/lb

Shredded cheese 6-8oz, $1.39 (Price Chopper match, bring in ad)

Cream cheese 8oz, $0.99

Fareway string cheese, $2.99

Pepsi products, 16.9fl oz, 6pk, $1.88 (Fri, Sat only)

Fareway potato chips, $0.88

1/2 gallon store brand white milk, $0.77 (Fri, Sat only, limit 2)

Bluebunny ice cream, 1.75qt, $1.99 (limit 2)

Banquest frozen meals, $0.69 (Fri, Sat only)

Visit Spectators in Altoona for a great Father’s Day outing

This is my new favorite restaurant in Altoona!  There is delicious food and a fun environment, I think your dad will love it!  It’s chalked full of sports memorabilia.  It’s located just east of Adventureland and owned by the same people.  It looks like they have a room you can rent out too, which we may have to look into at some point.

I feel like Altoona has a new awesome restaurant and I’m so excited about it!  If you check it out, come back and let me know what you think!   I ate my food instead of taking a picture of it, opps.2016-06-17 (1)  2016-06-17 (2) 2016-06-17 (3)2016-06-17 (5)

 

 

My Fareway Grocery Plan 6/16/16

-Veggie chips/sticks 6oz bag, $1.99

-Doles chopped salad kits, $0.99

-Baby carrots, $0.77 (Thus, Fri, Sat only)

-Green grapes, $0.79 (Aldi’s match)

-Washington cherries, $1.99/lb (Price Chopper match)

-KC masterpiece BBQ sauce 16-17oz, $0.69 (Price Chopper match, limit 2)

-Van Camp’s pork and beans, $0.38 (limit 4)

-Grade A eggs, $0.50 (Price Chopper match, limit 2)

-Boneless skinless chicken breast, $1.99/lb (Thurs/Friday only)

-Rotella’s hamburger, & hot dog buns, $1 (Thurs/Friday only)

-Jif peanut butter 15.5-16oz, $1.48 (limit 2)

-Cherrios 8.9oz, Kix 8.7oz , Trix 10.7, Golden Grahams 12oz, $1.48

-Dorritos 9.5- 10oz, $2

-A/E Lemonade 1/2 gallon, $0.99 (Thurs/Friday only)

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Medical bills

I had the unfortunate experience to learn that hospitals will often work with you on an interest free basis to help you pay your medical bills.  If you find yourself in this situation, it may not hurt to make some phone calls to the hospital and see if they are able to do this for you.

I hope you are all very healthy!  

Having good health, is something to be so grateful for!

2016-06-13

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