Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Firelake Deals 2/27 - 3/10

Firelake's sale starts today and ends March 10th.  You can find some really good deals or if you do not live close to Shawnee, you can price match at your local Walmart (within 50 miles). I do not promise that this is the best prices with coupons, but they are good deals if you need that item. If you remember from my previous post, keep a notebook of your deals, then you'll know a good price when you see one.

A few things to know about Firelake. They do not take printed coupons, price match, or double coupons. However, they do have a rewards card that you can earn points with when you buy Shurfine items.  Your points work like cash and can be removed from your next bill. I usually use mine to buy the boys something from the dollar store.

*Coupon lingo* 
SS 1/6 = Smart Source Insert from news paper January 6
RP 1/6 = Red Plum Insert from news paper January 6

Coupon Deals:

Aussie Hair Care Products 2/$4
$1/2 SS 2/3
Final Price: $1.50 each wyb 2

Campbells Chicken Noodle or Tomato 59¢
40¢/4 SS 1/13
Final Price:  49¢ each wyb 4

Nabisco Crackers 2/$3.00
75¢/2 SS 1/27
Final Price:  $2.25 for 2

Reames Egg Noodles 12oz $1.69
50¢/1 SS 2/3
Final Price: $1.19

Birdseye Vegetables 79¢
50¢/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh Chef's Favorites if included SS1/13
Final Price: 29¢

Shurfine Items (rewards card)-
Sloppy Joe Mix 15.5oz 69¢
Cream Cheese 8oz 99¢
Jumbo Biscuits 2/$3.00
Tomatoes (Diced, stewed, whole) 14.5oz 2/$1.00
Canned Vegetables 3/$1.00
Bleach 89¢ gallon

Other good deals-
Vaseline Total Moisture 10oz 2/$3.00
Zest Nascar Bar Soap 2/$1.00

Hormel Chili No Bean Only 15oz 99¢
Swanson Chicken Broth 14.5oz 2/$1.00
Del Monte Spaghetti Sauce 26.5oz 89¢
Starkist Tuna 5oz 79¢
Del Monte Ketchup 24oz 89¢
Hiland Ice Cream Pint 89¢
Bisquik Shake & Pour 5.1oz 99¢ 
Nature's Own White Wheat Bread 2/$3.00

Family Pack Country Style Ribs 99¢ lb
Grade A Whole Fryers 79¢ lb
Boneless Shoulder Roast $2.79 lb
Seedless Green or Red Grapes $1.99 lb
Green Cabbage 3lbs/$1.00
Bunch Broccoli 99¢ each

Remember to check there $1.00 store for neat items. They receive different inventory all the time.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Chicken Enchiladas

Enchiladas are my families favorite but they just seem to take FOREVER!
Maybe because I put too much into. What do you think?

How I make my chicken enchiladas:

First cook your chicken on medium heat. When you have really huge pieces, I like to cut them up so they cook easier. Once your chicken is done, add taco seasonings and water. Let the juices flow.

Now while my chicken is cooking, I made my salsa. That way I'm only dirtying up my processor once. 

Add cooked chicken in processor to shred, with your choice of enchilada sauce, a spoon full of sour cream, jalapeno sauce (I get this from Homeland in the $ isle and my family loves it!) and a little more salsa if you like. 

Get a baking pan out and cover with tin foil. Then spray with a non-stick cooking spray. This way when your done, you do not have to work as hard to clean the pan. (Unless someone thinks these are so good and are willing to do dishes afterwards, but not likely in my house).

Then lay your tortilla out, scoop a spoon of chicken mix on tortilla and add a few slices of Velveeta cheese. Roll up and place in pan, folded side down. Continue until all mixture is gone. 

I pour enchilada sauce on top then cook on 350 for about 15-20 minutes, then I pull the pan out, cover in shredded cheese and cover the pan with tin foil to melt the cheese while I get everything else ready. 

That's it! And they are GGGOOOOODDDD!

Now on a normal blog this is where the recipe would be. Put everything is pretty much Rachel Rayed but I'll list everything anyway.

2-5 lbs of chicken
your choice of flour tortillas
Velveeta cheese
enchilada sauce
taco seasoning
sour cream
jalapeno sauce 
shredded cheese
cooking spray

Monday, February 18, 2013

Menu Monday Feb 18 - Feb 24

My menu is not complete because I haven't been shopping in 2 weeks so I really don't know what I have. 

I have been trying one recipe from Pinterest each week. You can follow me A Mom's Krazy Life to see what I've tried. Do you have a Pinterest that was awesome that you would like to share? 

SAL=Save A Lot
FL=Firelake Grocery

French Toast Sticks
Homemade sausage biscuits

Snacks and Desserts


This was just awesome and the kids liked it too.

Tuesday -
Grandma's chicken and dressing
I'm not sure where I found this but it's not my grandma, that was just what the recipe was called.
I posted the recipe on Ziplist.

Wednesday -
Left overs

Thursday -
Cheeseburgers and loaded fries




I will have to go back and look at prices. Two weeks from shopping, I can't remember anything.

My weekly schedule

I don't know about you but my life is super busy and crazy. If I do not have checklist for almost EVERYTHING, I forget. Which includes a house cleaning list. I really don't remember to dust or wipe off door knobs. 

Since my blog is here to share my life with you, I wanted to share My Weekly Schedule. Feel free to share how you keep everything on track cause Lord knows I always need suggestions.

Daily: (well, I try with good intentions)
10 mins kitchen clean up
10 mins bathroom
10 mins computer room
10 mins bedroms

Batch Cooking
Schedule for the week

Towel Tuesday
Tim's Clothes 
Parent Committe Stuff
Living Room 
Boy's Clothes
Shopping Day
Non-profit Stuff

My Clothes
PTO Stuff

Popcorn Friday

Work outside (when it's nice)
Enjoy day with kiddos

Coupon list

*On Monday's and Friday's my stores get trucks in. So if something wasn't available on Wednesday, I can get it the other days. Plus Monday is another good day for Homeland because new coupons came out on Sunday to match up to the ad.

Back on track

Did you see us on the weather channel?  They were questioning us about the F7 that went through our house. 

Ok, so maybe it just looks like 4 small and 2 large tornadoes hit, but none the less, my house is a national disaster.

With Valentine's Day fundraisers, several basketball games, Pow Wow, baseball practice and just plain life, I have not worked on anything in my house. Now don't get me wrong, I don't have tons of dirty dishes piled up in the sink that smell, but my cat refuses to walk on the floor. One of my bathrooms are half way clean because #4 went to use it one day last week and decided to hang out and clean it. I've been trying to get him to use the other one ever since.

Now I told my self this week I was getting on track no matter what. I'm a couponer for crying out loud and I'm almost out of deodorant! I HAVE to shop this week.

So I'm going to work off check lists and weekly schedule to get back on track.

My checklists include:

50 Bible Verses to learn (an all year deal)
21 Day Organization Challenge and adding 21 days 21 bags with it. (which I was suppose to start 2 weeks ago...Oh my jeeze I suck!)
Spring Cleaning (post coming soon)
My weekly schedule 

Now hopefully it won't be 2 weeks before I get started again.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Amazon MP3 Albums for $5.00

Amazon is offering select MP3 Albums for $5. I love when they have these sales so I can stock up on my tunes. I was looking through them and there is a lot of "old school" songs. My kids will just love that lol. ;)

4 Foot Christmas Inflatables for $4.00

Hurry to Groupon and get your hands on a 4 ft inflatable for only $4.00 (regular $39.99). Choose from
  • Standing-penguin inflatable
  • Elephant inflatable
  • Sitting-reindeer inflatable
Or score a 8-foot animated Christmas inflatable with Santa Claus driving an airplane for $39, with continuously rotating propeller (regular $159.99).

Limit 3 per person, may buy 2 more as gifts. $2.99 flat-rate shipping fee for purchases less than $15.00 or free shipping for purchases of $15.00 or more.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Totsy Last Chance to for Infant Shoes

I love Totsy! They have such cute things at a great price. I think I'm going to grab a couple of these for the kiddos. My youngest young wore his rain boots that I bought from here completely out! I got every penny out of them (and it wasn't that many). 

 Shoes start at $3.50. It's free to sign up and free shipping with your first order!

Make this deal even sweeter, sign up through Shop At Home first and receive money back. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Menu Monday 2/4 - 2/10

      My menu is really short and sweet this week. We have homecoming, a pow-wow, 6 basketball games, and a birthday party so we're going to be pretty busy.

SAL=Save A Lot
FL=Firelake Grocery

French Toast Sticks
Homemade sausage biscuits
Homemade Pancakes on a stick

Snacks and Desserts
Monkey bread

Monday - Chicken Enchiladas, Homemade Salsa
   (FL-whole fryers 79¢lb, tortillas 99¢. HL- Velveeta $3.99, canned tomotoes .05¢)

Tuesday - Indian Tacos
   (Nichols-hamburger meat $1.79 lb, HL-fixings roughly $4.00)

Wednesday - Left Overs

Thursday - Eat Out

Friday - Cheeseburger soup
   (Nichols-hamburger meat $1.79 lb, HL- Velveeta $3.99)

Saturday - Eat Out

Sunday - Not sure yet

So right now we're sitting at a little over $16 because I do not include seasonings and such. What's going to kill me is eating out this week but I will sure enjoy not cleaning up after wards.

21 Day Home Challenge

I realized I have been slacking on my New Year Resolutions. So since I am rarely on time for anything, I didn't figure it would matter if I am late on getting started with this. Plus the fact that basketball season is almost over and baseball season is basically here it has put me in action mode! Which for those of you who are not baseball moms, that translates into non-stop on the go starting mid-February until July. I am going to be super busy this year because all three of the boys will be playing league baseball so because I do not want to be the mad mom trying to find everything, I better start getting organized NOW.

I have found a couple of websites to help me do this, Holiday Sparkles: 21 Day Organization Challenge and  Finely Ground:One-A-Day Challenge: Spring Cleaning. Of course I am just going to borrow their ideas and adjust it to my house. 

My weekly cleaning schedule is really Monday through Friday but I'm trying to change that some. I changed the challenges to match the rooms I will be in and my upcoming schedule.
  •  Monday - Kitchen
  • Tuesday - Living Room
  • Wednesday - Bathrooms
  • Thursday - Bedrooms
  • Friday - Computer Room
  • Saturday - Ball games or outside work
  • Sunday - Relax

My 21 Day Organization Challenge is:

  1. Her's was Medicine Cabinet so since I do not have one, I really thought about skipping day one but I better not. All my medicine is on top of my frig, so that's where I'll start.
  2. Coat Closets
  3. Linen Closet
  4. Under Beds
  5. Hand Bag/Camera Bag
  6. Fridge/Freezer
  7. Living Room
  8. Her's was Make Up Case but I have make up drawers!
  9. Bedroom Dressers
  10. Jewelry Box
  11. Kitchen Cabinet
  12. Craft Supplies
  13. Under Sinks
  14. Bedroom Closets
  15. Laundry Room
  16. Her's was playroom/den but we have a Computer Room
  17. Car
  18. Garage
  19. Backyard
  20. Her's said Attic/Basement but there's no way you're getting me up there so I'll have to figure out something for here. I'm sure I've missed something.
  21. Revisit all your hard work and enjoy!
Here is the Spring Clean Challenge but I will have to adjust mine later.
  1. Dust light fixtures and ceiling fans--microfiber dampened with vinegar is good.
  2. Sweep cobwebs in corners and along the ceiling.
  3. Dust all horizontal surfaces—tops of doors, picture frames, shelves, baseboards, counters...
  4. Magic Eraser or spot-clean the walls.
  5. Wipe down circulating fans, wall, and floor vents with a cloth dampened with vinegar.
  6. Get a new  vacuum filter (seriously, when's the last time you did it?)
  7. Take everything off the bed and launder, including things you might wash less often like comforters or bedskirts.
  8. Sprinkle the mattress with baking soda and let sit for at least an hour, then vacuum it all up with the brush attachment. You can do this while your bedclothes are in the wash to save steps!
  9. Vacuum all upholstered furniture and vacuum or launder curtains.
  10. Take rugs and mats outside and beat with a broom handle.
  11. Vacuum the floor REALLY thoroughly before you put the rugs back down.
  12. Spot-clean the carpet.
  13. Give the kitchen a deep clean, especially the parts you usually skip (drip-pans, anyone?)
  14. Check expiration dates in your fridge, pantry, and medicine cabinet, and bring things to the front—or to the garbage!—accordingly.
  15. Give the bathroom(s) a deep clean, especially the parts you usually skip. Here's an easy, green method for the shower!
  16. Go through your make-up and throw out anything that smells funny or you never use.
  17. Wash windows inside and out. A mix of water and vinegar with a microfiber cloth work great!
  18. Scrub out all window tracks with soapy water and an old toothbrush.
  19. Go through your wardrobe and if there's things you never wear or have worn out either donate them or put them in a rag-bag (for craft projects!)
  20. Bring summer clothes to the front and hide winter clothes in the back.
  21. If you have a wool coat, bring it to the dry-cleaner's—I know, not cheap, but it's only once a year!
  22. Treat any dingy whites to a soak in vinegar or borax. Might be a good time to do the dishcloths, too!
  23. Polish and condition wood—anybody know a good green way to do this and nix the orange-glo?

Your welcome to follow me each day to see how it goes and give your suggestions and thoughts. Cleaning is never fun so I will probably need all the support I can get.

So without further ado...let's get cleaning and organizing!