Current Projects

  • Couponing like crazy!
  • Turning Junk into Treasure!
  • Saving Plastic Bottles from Landfills!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

More Great Junk!

 Last Monday I was in Springville to hit Walgreen's. On the way home, I noticed something sticking out of a garbage can, so I turned around and went back. It was a walking activity chair for babies. It was in good shape but really, really dirty! I was not in the mood to clean it up, but I figured I'd at least see what else was in there.

 I found a pink ball, a sippy cup, fishy bath toy, a walrus, and a bunch of lovely plastic hangers. Everything needed to be bleached of course, but overall, a great find!! Makes me really look forward to garbage day coming tomorrow!
A happy scrounge

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Deal of the Day!


1 gal Milk $1.99
-.75/1 gal milk online print (

Monday, September 19, 2011

Today @ Savers and Walmart

 I finally got too darn frustrated with my printer and decided to find a new one. I found one on and the site said it was available at the AF store. I was going to be up in Orem anyway to hit Saver's, so I figured I'd just hop to AF to grab the printer. Word to the wise: the site is NOT accurate! The Canon printer listed for $28 was not in fact available at that store. There wasn't even a home for it. I ended up getting the $38 Canon all in one.

 I also found a clearance pair of glittery flip flops for my daughter for .50 and grabbed a 4 pk of Pediasure Sidekicks for my son. They cost $5.97 and I used a -$3/1 coupon to get them for $2.97. That coupon expires on the 30th, so I am going to hunt for some more and go stock up on them!

 You know how much I love Saver's Monday deals! We got up there early with my sister in law, but apparently everybody had the same idea as us! Some things had plenty of selection with the appropriate colored tags, others had already been picked over. I still think we did really well over all. :)
 I found one full set of jammies and two pair of pants. My mother in law and I are going to be making tops out of flannel and fleece that we already have. I am so excited for the project! There was a lot of selection in jammies this week, but not many at the deal price. I did get the full set jammies for just .99 though and the pants were $1.99 each and are really thick and in great condition.
  I also have a pattern for fleece sweaters and jackets that I am going to attempt to make. I found these four great sweaters though at really low prices, all great quality, plus the two pair of sweats pants.
  These four long sleeve shirts for my daughter were all just .99 each!!
 She likes them. :)
  I found these three fabulous dresses. The pink one, an Old Navy dress was just .99! The all black was half price and came to $1.50. The black and red dress was just $1.99. All in fabulous condition!
 For me, I found a nice long sleeved tee that will likely fit another month or two and then I can put it away for post baby me. :) These two maternity tops were a splurge: $5.00 each. Once they are ironed, they will be gorgeous! So excited for my upcoming belly and getting to wear these great tops! :)
 It feels so great to be back in action! So sick of being sick!! I have so many things to catch up on and get done, just gotta take it one thing at a time. Recently I have been really inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Little House series. Even during these last two rough weeks of that silly head cold, I have still been more productive than I expected, thanks to her and her mother's example. And now that I am well and only dealing with morning sickness, I feel all fired up and ready to get some awesome things done!! Sewing projects galore!! Winterizing my yard, cooking adventures of many varieties, fall cleaning, and more! And of course, hunting for deals!!!! STAY TUNED!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Associated Food

 I went shopping last Wednesday and have been yucky sick since then, so now I am finally documenting it. The deals go through Tuesday, so you can still take advantage of them!
 Since it was a few days ago, I can't remember what the hamburger cost. It was an unadvertised deal, around $1.59/lb or so. Couldn't pass it up!!
Milk $2.39
Bananas 2 lb/$1
1 lb Baby Carrots .89
Oranges 2 lb/$1
Green Bell Pepper 4/$1 (Wed & Thurs only)
Yellow Onions 4 lb/$1 (Wed & Thurs only)
Red Onions 3 lb/$1
Bartlett Pears 2 lb/$1
Nectarines .69/lb
Grapes $1/lb (Wednesday and Thursday only)  :(

So many good deals this week!!!
 WF Yogurt 3/.88
Kraft Cheese sticks 3/.88
Biscuits 2/.88
Hot/Lean Pockets 3/$5
-$1/3 Hot/Lean Pockets
 Santitas Tortilla Chips 2/$3
Powerade 32 oz .59
Applesnax 4 pk Applesauce cups .88
Hershey's Chocolate Syrup $1.99
-$1/2 Hershey's Syrup
The eggs were not any special price and I HATED paying for them!!! :(
3 pk WF Popcorn .88
80 ct Wipes .88
French Bread .88
 Those are the deals I took advantage of last week. I'll be heading in there again this Tuesday to grab some of the same and a few more, such as:

Farr 1 gal Ice Cream $5.88
Green Giant box vegetables .88 (w/in-ad coupon & must buy 8)
-.80/4 Green Giant Boxes Veggies online coupon= .68 each!!!! (
18 oz Tropical brand Preserves $1.99 (I don't need any as we have lots of homemade preserves, but this is a really good price friends!)
Meadow Gold Ice Cream Bars 3/$5
Meadow Gold Ice Cream Sandwiches $1.99
Pillsbury Grands biscuits .88 wyb 8, w/in-ad coupon
.30/2 Pillsbury Grands online coupon (
Progresso soup .88 wyb 8, w/in-ad coupon
-$1/4 Progresso soup ss 9/11= .63 ea!!
You probably know this, but all of the items where you have to buy 8, are available for mix and match. This is a great way to get amazing stock piles of really useful items at a great discount!! Don't miss out!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cash in the trash!

I was talking to my neighbor on the porch yesterday when I noticed that another neighbor had something colorful sticking out of his garbage. We went to check it out. I am not ashamed. :) Here's what I found:
 Brand new package of 2 curtain panels! A baby booster chair!

And a play walker!
 How great and tragic is that?!?! I'm keeping the toy for the new baby we have coming and also the chair. I will sell our old one online. The curtains I took to Walmart because I recognized the brand. I was able to return them at the service desk for a gift card of $16.01. How do you like them apples?!?! I am a proud scrounge this day! :)
 If you have similar "junk," I am very happy to take it off your hands! You never know what treasure you are throwing out! (But I do!)   ;)

Friday, September 2, 2011


Have you seen your Winco ad?!?! I am so excited! Here's what is featured:
Shasta Cola 24 pk .98
Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal $1.48 limit 2
Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna .33 limit 5
Hunts Snack Pack pudding .48 limit 2
-.50/2 Hunts Snack pack pudding=  .23 each!!
Del monte fruit bowls .98 limit 2
Tenderbird Chicken Breast 3lb  $3.98
Kool-Aid Jammers Juice Drinks .98 limit 2
Kraft Mac n' Cheese .48 limit 3
Langers Apple Juice .98 limit 1
Bar S Corn Dogs 48 oz $2.98 limit 1

Jumbo Size Peaches .68/lb
Idaho Russet Potatoes 10 lb bag .98 limit 1
Fresh Val Best Chicken Breast family pack $1.78

 Remember that you don't have to drive all the way up to Winco. You can ad-match these items at Walmart. :)

No Electricity Day!

 In jest, the hubs said he wants to have a day without electricity. Our last bill was pretty high apparently. :( We've all been making an active effort to turn off unnecessary lights the past few days. I want to really do this though! I need to pick a day, and then I hope you all will join me in a day of NO ELECTRICITY!! It will save all of us a bit of money, plus provide for all kinds of creativity and quality family time!
 Time to dust off the board games in the attic, or plan a day up the canyon, with games like Red Rover and Duck Duck Goose. A scavenger hunt and a bon fire.
 What will you do with your day "off?"
 Please comment with ideas and pledges! Here's a good day to do it:
Saturday, 9/10. Lights out till midnight!! Can you do it?!?! Hello candles and kerosene lamps! Just be careful that you keep an eye on them!
 Can you go a whole day without the tv and computer?! And handheld digital devices?! Cell phones can be used for necessary calls/txt, but no games or browsing! I know you can do it!!!