Monday, July 27, 2009

Winners for the Laundry Ball

Here are your random numbers:

18 19
7 36
45 26
Timestamp: 2009-07-28 01:31:44 UTC

The winner of the Complete Laundry System is
Jennifer- I sent an email, let me know if you did not get it!

Winners of the 1 year Laundry ball:
ViaMaria - I sent an email, let me know if you did not get it!

Throuthehaze- I sent an email, let me know if you did not get it!

Laurie- I sent an email, let me know if you did not get it!

Kelly- No email (please comment me your email so that you can claim prize!)

Amanda - I sent an email, let me know if you did not get it!

For the 6 winners you have 48 hours to e-mail me or I will have to choose another winner.

Thanks to all who entered, I will be having another giveaway later this week!

Menu Plan Monday

We had a wonderful time in Chicago, but always great to be home! The kids had a blast without us also, Chloe (my 4 year old) did not want to come home, but she did!

So here is our menu plan for the week. My weekend schedule will probably change since I think my BIL is coming up from Florida for the weekend but not sure yet!

Monday - Chicken & Potatoes (on the grill) Corn & bread

Tuesday- Tacos- Chips & salsa

Wednesday- Pancakes & Sausage (we love Bob Evans original sausage)

Thursday- Chicken Burgers (a guy that works for my husband makes chickenburger will let you know what we think of it!)- watermelon- green beans

Friday- Pizza

Saturday- Out to eat

Sunday- Everyone on their own (unless my BIL is here then I will cook something?)

Have a great week everyone! Mine will be busy as usually!

For more Menu Plan Monday visit here.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


We are going to CHICAGO!
The pic yesterday was looking west down the Chicago River; Michigan Avenue Bridge

We are looking forward to getting away from work, and busy schedules and spend some time together. The kids will be well taken care of, they won't be going with us!
And we will definitely be going here:

One of my favorite places to go in Chicago! I will be sure to share pics and what we did in Chicago! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Can you guess where I am going this Weekend?

My husband and I are celebrating our 10th Anniversary! In ??????? for the weekend. I'll let you know where we are going tomorrow! Let's see if you can guess!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Weekly Shopping Trip!

I love to save money on my groceries, I shop the sales with the coupons, a great way to save money. We have a family of 5 and my weekly budget is $60.00 a week, that includes everything food, toiletries, etc. I usually shop CVS, Meijer, Kroger and sometimes Wal-Greens!

This week I shopped at Meijer:
Here is what I got 58 Items for a total amount spent of $57.80, or .99 for each item. I like to keep that under a dollar, I just made it this week!

Also got this for free, buy 10 Kellogg products get $10.00 off a backpack, this backpack was priced $7.99 so it was free! My daughter was excited she loves PINK!

I like to stockpile when sales come on, you won't see much meat when we shop at meijer, I shop our local butcher shop, great prices and great meat! I usually go once a month and spend around $30.00 (this is included in the $60 a week, I usually skip shopping one week and just go to the butcher shop) and that meat will last us a month. We also have other meat that we bought in bulk in our freezer that we use alot. Any questions let me know. So how did you do this week?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday!

My Baby....she is now 4! This was taken the day we got home from the hospital! I love this pic!

For more Wordless Wednesday visit here

Monday, July 13, 2009

Review & Giveaway! -Ended July 27

This is what all she sent me a very nice company to talk to, be sure to check out their website.
Mystic Wonders Inc.--Complete Laundry System

I was so excited to receive my first product and to be able to do a review on this! I have heard people talk about and was very curious in the Mystic Wonders Complete Laundry System!

So I got my package, my girls were very excited to see the bracelets in the box! There was also several other items in the box besides the laundry ball.
First off The Chapstick I absoletly love... a few days after I received this I was in the sun and my lips got sun burnt, so I used the Chapstick for a few days and they were fine. No chapping whatsoever! They felt smooth and the chapstick did not make my lips feel sticky like some I have tried. (My husband says I am addicted to chapstick so I use a lot of this and have tried lots of different kinds)

Wonder Goat Milk Soap: I used this also and it leaves your skin feeling soft. It also rinses very easily. A great product!

And then the Laundry Ball! It was very strange not putting any soap in the washer, I put the laundry ball in started the washer, add the clothes and that was it! After using the laundry ball for about 2 weeks now, I really like the laundry ball. My clothes look and smell clean. Even my towels (I always think they have a musty smell to them especially in the summer) they smell clean, no musty smell! So you are asking how does this Laundry Ball work click here to read all about it, she explains it much better than me!

Dryer Balls- Love it also, no sheets to throw in the dryer! And my clothes are not static when they come out!

And Now the Giveaway! They are very generous- There will be 1 who will win the Complete Laundry System and 5 who will win a 1 year laundry ball!
Mystic Wonders will be giving the First Winner the Complete Laundry System

And 5- Second place winners will receive the One Year Laundry Ball-
Hurry and sign- up there are
3 Ways to Win:
1. Check out their website here and let me know what else you like from there.
2. Follow my blog or let me know that you do follow me already!
3. Blog about this giveway and leave a comment letting me know you blogged about it!
Be sure to sign up this giveaway will end on Monday July 27 at 8 PM EST. I will e-mail the winners and you wil have 48 hours to respond, or I will choose a new winner. US entries only.

Also they are offering all of my readers that order the Complete Laundry System or a single Laundry Ball from here they will receive a 25% discount, just put in the comment section "3 PRINCESSES 25% OFF" Of course the 25% off only applies to product, not shipping.

Menu Plan Monday

Monday already! Why does the weekend always fly by!
Wondering what we are eating this week...well here it is!
Monday- Stuffed Chicken Breasts- Noodles- Corn- Applesauce- Bisquits
Tuesday- Grilled Chicken Salads
Wednesday- Kielbasa- Hashbrown Potatoes- Fruit- Bread
Thursday- Spagetti & garlic bread
Friday- Pizza (probably Pizza Hut)
Saturday- Leftovers
Sunday- I let everyone decide what they want!

Breakfast- As usually is cereal or sometimes eggs & toast
Lunch- PB&J- Leftovers- Hot Dogs-

Dessert for the week- Peanut Butter & Fudge Swirl Pie - I will be posting pic and recipie later this week! Yum that sounds sooo good!

What are you eating this week?

Friday, July 10, 2009

K-Mart -Super Doubles!!

K-Mart is doubling coupons this week! I only made one trip this week, I wanted to make two but it didn't happen!

I got all this for $4.xx! I was so excited I got stuff that we needed and will use no problem!

Here is what I got:
2 Oreo Cakesters
1 Irish spring 3 pack
4 Angel soft TP
4 Sparkle Papertowels
4 Boxes of Cheerios
4 Visine
1 Pack of Gum (had to throw in so my total was over $50. to use my 5/$50 coupon!
All that for $4.xx, leave me a comment and let me know what you got at Kmart this week!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

I know, I know, I'm a day late...better late than never! I have been busy at work, and had a Girlfriend get together last night!

So here is my menu for the week!

Tuesday-FISH FRY & potatoes! I'm so excited my husband has been saving his fish, we have enough for a meal tonight!

Wednesday- Pasta- Salad- Garlic Bread
Thursday- Whole Chicken (in the crockpot) Noodles-Corn-Bread
Friday- Leftovers!
Saturday- Wedding!(Cousin getting married)
Sunday- Reunion

We have a busy weekend so I won't be doing much cooking!

Have a great week!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Weekly shopping trip!

For those who may not know... I like to shop with coupons and I match my coupons with the store sales! I like to shop at Meijer and Kroger, my Meijer doubles up to $.50 and my Kroger triples up to $.50. I also like to shop at CVS & Wal-Greens!
So here is what I got on my $60. a week grocery budget!

I spent:
$2.37 at Wal-Greens
$34.36 at Meijers I bought 42 items so that is about $.82 for each item.
$15.00 at our Local Butcher Shop for Hamb & Chicken!
Total of $51.73 I was under budget this week!

I had a rain check on the Quilted Northern from last week, and I got some fruit and vegtables that I did not have coupons for, it was a pretty good week.

Friday, July 3, 2009

And the winner is....

My first giveaway has ended thanks to all who signed up and the winner was
#33- Danielle from

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-07-03 23:59:55 UTC

Congrats to Danielle at

I sent you a email, you have to reply with in 48 hours or I will have to pick a new winner.
Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway...I will be hosting another giveaway next week! Check back often & Happy 4th of July to everyone!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Things I Love Thursdays

I don't know how it can be Thursday already...the week is just flying by!

I love homemade cookies! Normally in the summer I don't make cookies in the evening, I usually do it early morning, but since it is cold here..I thought I would make them tonight!

And then of course...we have to have taste testers! My 3 kids and 2 of my nephews and 1 niece were over for the evening! They enjoyed cookies with milk!

Happy Thursday to everyone!
Head over to Sarah for more Things I Love Thursdays!

Also don't forget to sign up for my giveaway ends tomorrow!

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