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My Fareway grocery plan for Friday, March 6th, 2015

Strawberries 16oz, $1.68

Apples, $0.68/lb

5lb bag russet potatoes, $0.88 (Friday only)

Sweet potatoes

Red pepper

Red onion, $0.59/lb

Farmland rope sausage, $2.50

Fareway ground turkey 16oz, $2

Boneless skinless chicken breasts, $1.98/lb

4oz boneless pork top loin chops, 16 of $10 (Hy-Vee price match, Friday only)

Bird’s eye frozen veggies 10- 16oz, $0.88

1/2 gallon milk, $1.28 (limit 2, Friday only)

Store brand butter, $1.96 (limit 4)

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

Fareway cottage bread 20oz wheat, $0.98


If it’s convenient, I’ll pick up $0.99 frozen waffles 12.3 oz on Saturday with Dahl’s price match.  I like homemade frozen waffles just fine though, so I probably won’t bother.


I made this veggie/sausage recipe the other day from HERE and I loved it!  So I must buy a rope sausage today, sweet potatoes, red onions, and a red pepper again!



My Fairway grocery plan for Friday 2/6/15

-5lb bag russet potatoes, $.99

-Strawberries 16oz, $1.98

-Blackberries 6oz, $1.50

-Red delicious or Washington apples, $0.99/lb

-18 ct eggs, $1.48

-John Merrill lunch meat 7oz, $2

-Store brand raisin bran 10.4 – 24oz & GM cereal, $2 (Friday only on GM)

-Chocolate milk gallon, $2.88 (limit 2)

-Store brand orange juice 64oz, $.98 (Friday only)

-Store brand bread, $0.88

-Scott toilet paper, $3.99 (Friday only)



Flying with kids

We are just coming off our vacation high.  And food coma(s).  We had just a great trip visiting family in California.  Our family is just the best.

I remember when we first flew to California when we just had one kid and I was a little more than stressed out to fly with him.  Of course, he did great.  Now, we just have two and I was nervous about the boy who doesn’t sit still.  And it worked out.  I even enjoyed it.

Here’s what you need need when traveling via airplane with kids.

1. Movies and charged devices to play them.

2. Special snacks they aren’t used to getting.  I think chewing and drinking a sippy cup or sucking can really help getting ears popped.  We also did “surprised faces” and chewing motions when my youngest didn’t want to eat.  I bought a ton of milk after going through security to have on the plane because the airline we used didn’t have it on the plane and my boy has a thing for milk.  It was expensive and it was worth it.  It would be hard to be a happy kid if your ears hurt.  Sugar free tic tacs worked great for us.

3. Toys they haven’t seen.  The last 15 minutes of the flight were the most difficult for my little guy.  Electronics have been put away and the excitement of being on a plane has long worn off.  This is what you need to save some yet to be seen toys for!  Hold out.  This may also be a good time to pull out a sucker or ring pop?  After they turn off the seat belt sign and you still have to wait a ton to get out of the plane is tough too.  Having the kids talk to other people is helpful, or letting them push the light button was a great distraction too.

4. Don’t be stressed yourself and tell them what is going to happen.  Try to walk through everything with them so they kind of know what is going on.  The kids didn’t have to take off their shoes when they went through security, which was great.  You can give them a little airplane to show how it takes off and have a little count down to blast off.

5. Bring a big stroller to check at the gate right before you board the plane.  It’s so nice to have something with wheels to put kids and junk into to make walking around the airport way easier.  We also used one car seat on the plane just as a means for comfort and familiarity on the plane.  Be sure to know where it says, “approved for use in aircraft” on your car seat.  We had to check our car seat at the gate because we couldn’t find that on the first flight.  Also, make sure it is a narrow car seat so it’ll be more likely to fit.

Enjoy yourself.  You might as well.


My Fareway grocery plan for Friday or Saturday, November 21 – 22

-5lb bag russet potatoes, $0.68 (Fri/Sat only)

-Celery, $0.39

-Raspberries 6oz, $2

-Green Giant canned veggies, $0.25 (limit 4)

-Fareway creamed soups, $0.29 (limit 4)

-Fareway canned pumpkin, $0.77

-Hunts pasta sauce 24oz, $0.67 (limit 6, Fri/Sat only)

-4lb bag of Crystal Sugar, $0.88 (limit 1)

-2lb bag of powdered sugar or brown sugar, $0.88 (Fri/Sat only)

-Boneless/skinless chicken breasts, $1.99/lb (10lb limit, Fri/Sat only)

***This may be great to combine with the “spend $50 in our meat department, get a free turkey deal through Nov 26th” deal!***

-Kraft cool whip 8oz all varieties, $0.67

-A/E Chocolate milk 1/2 gallon, $1.99 (Fri/Sat only)

-Store brand butter 16oz, $1.98

-Frozen steamer veggies 12 – 16oz, $0.67 (Fri/Sat only)

-Ritz crackers, $2

-Pepsi Products 24oz 6pk bottles, 4 for $8.88

-2L Coke products, $0.88

-Store brand pop, $0.77

-2L Dr. Pepper and Pepsi, $0.99 (Dahls match)



Free horse and trolley rides, live reindeer, Santa, and caroling 11/20, 12/4, 12/11 in Valley Junction



It’s that time of year again!


Join us for “Jingle in the Junction” on Thursday, November 20, December 4 and December 11 from 5-9 pm. The businesses in Historic Valley Junction and the streets will be lined with over 150,000 twinkling lights. Along with your old favorites, such as FREE horse and trolley rides, live reindeer, Santa, and caroling, many new activities will be offered this year. Watch Bill Gordish carve beautiful ice sculptures, go on our Ruby Slipper Scavenger Hunt, or vote on your favorite store’s Window Display!

Thank you to our generous sponsor:

Veridian Green

Thank you to our generous Light Sponsors:

2AU Limited
Artistic Bead
Dona Bela Shreds
Fun on 5th Boutique
G.Mig’s 5th Street Pub
Great Alternatives II Vape Shop
Green Grounds Café
Jim & Elaine Watkins-Miller
Let Them Eat Cake
Mainstream Boutique
Morrissey Fine Jewelry
Outstamping Designs
Quill & Nib
Red Dot Advertising + Design
Red Shoe Media
Selina’s Bridal Boutique
Space Doctors Interiors
Theatrical Shop
Vintage No. 35
Wicker and the Works

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