Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Enjoy The City has another great special going on!!

Good Morning Everyone!

What a great day!  Enjoy the City has brought back their 5 books for $29 with FREE SHIPPING!  In the front of every book there are 4 - $5off wyb $30 at Winn Dixie Coupons.  That means you are getting 20 - $5 off wyb $30 coupons - equaling $100 in saving - minus the cost of the books - $71 in savings and you still have a book full of restaurant and place coupons!



Friday, March 16, 2012

Enjoy The City Coupon Books are on Sale AGAIN!

Head on over to Enjoy the City and grab up some of these books while they are available!  They are having a special St. Patricks Day Special where you will get 50% off when you buy 3 or more books.  That's spending $10 instead of $20 per book and in the front of each book are 4-$5 off wyb $30 Winn Dixie Coupons.  You can use these at Publix and Winn Dixie!  If you break your purchases up into $30 increments you can increase your savings that much more!  Not only that but there are also some good coupons for the local area at both resteraunts and attractions.  With summer coming up I will take all the help I can get to save money and get out of the house at the same time!

They are available ALL OVER so if you know your going to be traveling around Florida now's the time to grab a coupon book! I grabbed a few for Gainesville knowing I'll be there this summer and fall. The Winn Dixie coupons can be used here and the coupons will save us money when we go there. Win Win!


Friday, March 9, 2012

Yummy New Product

I tried the new Kraft Fresh Takes Savory Four Cheese and could not be happier!  I followed the instructions for the meatloaf (I also used milk instead of water - a suggested extra in the recipe) and it was delicious.  Now I am A) a picky eater and B) Not a huge fan of meatloaf.  So for me to say it's delicious is HUGE.  I even went back for seconds!  I'll take pics next time to show just how easy it is but it can't possibly get any easier.  Measure out 1/2 cup of milk, 1lb (I'll probably use a but more then that next time)of beef and the Kraft Fresh take.  Mix it all together, put it on (or in) your pan shaped like a loaf of bread and cook for about 60min or until it hits a temp of 160. 

So if I were raised a shade worse I would literally be sitting with my pants unbuttoned purring on the couch.  I am delightfully full.  To compliment the meatloaf we had baked potato wedges (that baked at the same time as the meatloaf - just one rack lower) and I gave the girls mandarin oranges.

As soon as we get a grill I am going to try the hamburger version of this recipe.  Or take it camping next time we go.  YUM!

Off I go....

Day 2 - Getting the house back in order

Ok - Soooo Day One went like many day ones go.  a complete and total flop.  While some areas are better then they were 2 days ago...I went on a major grocery run (saving 67% I might add) and anything not required to be in the freezer is currently crowding my previously cleaned area.  1 step forward and 2 steps back.  Eventually we will make headway. 

My dear hubby has put my on a major buying slow down until we clear out our freezer/fridge.  They are packed to the brim.  The nice thing is I won't have to shop during spring break next week except for milk and bread.  Hoping that the major garage clean out and yard revamp really does happen.  I'll only be going for some things that are free and yummy :D

Alrighty....I guess today I will focus on putting the groceries all in proper spots...


Thursday, March 8, 2012

This is the first day of the rest of our lives...in a clean house!

So I was over on Stephanie O'Dea's Website and I was inspired by this post about getting started getting control back over your home (she also has some awesome crockpot recipes).  I have to give into the impulse to tell you that my house is not dirty...it's just not orderly.  Right now we have so much outside activity that when I am home I don't want to clean, I am too tired, I just don't have time, Matt sleeps during the day and I don't want to make too much noise even though he constantly tells me that cleaning noise will NOT upset him...

All GREAT excuses.

Now I have used Flylady and that's a great resource for getting started and maintaining but I haven't been able to get motivated.  So in an effort to feel like I am doing something about the messy house without actually having to stand up and get off the couch I decided to read this post.  I am afraid it hit me right in the bread basket and kicked all my excuses out the door.

I hate when that happens!

In her post "Getting Started: A Beginner's Guide to a Clean and Organized Home" she says "The biggest obstacle to overcome in any task is procrastination. In order to start getting your house in order—you need to start getting your house in order. Procrastination is tricky when it comes to orderliness, because sometimes procrastination masquerades itself as cleaning. Do not alphabetize the spice cabinet if you have a mountainous pile of dishes precariously balanced in the sink. Do not worry about cleaning out the garage if you can’t navigate through the family room." Sadly I am guilty of doing exactly that.  I recently reorganized my Kitchen cabinets but can't walk in my laundry room (in my defense it's not a huge laundry room) without stepping on something.  The kitchen cabinets could close so they probably should not have been my first priority.

So today I am going to do the first step she talks about - Getting started NOW.  It's not perfection time - it's action time.  I am not striving for sparkly today - I am simply striving to have everything at least closer to it's proper place.  We can work on the order and organize once there is some room to do it.  I really want my home to be company ready so that if a dear friend called to come over I could glady say SURE...Right now I would have to come up with a somewhat decent excuse why it was not a good day.

Off I go....TTFN

P.S. I just spent 30 minutes designing my new signature.....which is the equivalent to procrastination.