Thursday, May 26, 2011

Frugal Friday: Walmart Ice Cream Social

My favorite sweet summer indulgence is ice cream... Participating Walmart stores are hosting an Ice Cream Social this Saturday (May 28, 2011) from 5-9 p.m. Stop by to enjoy a free sample of Edy’s ice cream topped with Nesquik’s Chocolate Syrup and Reddi-wip, while supplies last. Click here for more information and to see if your local Walmart is participating. I see that our Walmart is participating. Sounds like a great free Saturday fun Memorial Day weekend activity for kids... YUM!
(** Disclaimer: I know girls this is not good for our Biggest Loser)
Other deals of the week:
CVS - Stride Spark or Trident Vitality gum = Free after rebate
Shop and Save - Fresh boneless chicken breast $1.88/lb
Martins - Double $1 coupons
These are the ones that I saw to use...
Seventh Generation dish soap $2.99 - $1 coupon doubled = $.99,
Starbucks ice cream (pint) 2/$6 - $1 coupon doubled = $1,
Pringles 2/$3 - $1 coupon off 3 doubled = 3/$4,
So Delicious Coconut Milk 1/2 gallon $3.99 - $1 coupon doubled = $1.99, and
Snyder pretzel sandwiches $3.49 - $1 coupon doubled = $1.49.
There were probably other deals if I would have time to search for $1 printable coupons. I just looked at the ones I had to see which were worth using.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Derby Day

Today was the Kentucky Derby, the first of the Triple Crown Races. It's my favorite of the 3 races because it has the most character, I think. It's my favorite because... 1) I've actually visited Churchill Downs, 2) it's in the beautiful blue-grass farmlands of Kentucky, 3) I love the fashion at the Kentucky Derby...seeing everyone dressed up in sophisticated attire and their hats (What kind of fashion is it anyway? English? Southern plantation?), 4) they have the best song, and 5) I've had the Kentucky Derby Pie at Rachels in Grove City and it is really yummy! (I'll have to try that recipe sometime.) Someday, I'd like to go see the Kentucky Derby in person. I'll never be an owner or a jockey of one of those horses. But, I thought it would be fun if anyone is creative enough and wants to post what they would name their horse if they could have one to run in the race.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Recommended Reading: A Praying Life by Paul Miller

We received this book for Christmas this past year from Keith and Julie. I've been reading it and really enjoying it. I think my prayer life has changed in the process. I would definitely recommend reading this book.
But even more exciting is that I just saw this offer this morning on Money Saving Mom (click here) and wanted to spread the word. I didn't want to wait for a "Frugal Friday" post, because like she said this offer could be gone anytime. Maybe I'm old-fashioned because I prefer to have the hard copy so I can highlight and make notes, but a lot of people do seem to like the kindle. And there are often great Christian e-books available for free which is wonderful, too. Like I said, this is one I would definitely recommend...