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20 Jan 2020   ·   6

This Week’s $60 ALDI and Kroger Shopping Trips (+ a different way of grocery shopping!)

Want to see what we bought for this week’s $70 grocery budget? I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).

For live updates, be sure to follow my Instagram Stories. See all posts on my $70 Grocery Budget here.

We’ve been using the Eat at Home Menu Plan service this week for our meals this past week. I wanted to demonstrate a different way to shop and cook for those who want to stick with a budget but don’t have time to go to multiple stores each week or shop markdowns/sales.

The Eat at Home Menu Plan service only goes on sale twice a year and it’s on sale through Tuesday at midnight for 30% off with coupon code HOME. You can get the annual plan for just $1.13/week with this code — and the code locks in the 30% off rate for the rest of your subscription!

We love this menu plan service and have personally found it to be super helpful during really full seasons of life. Check it out here.

I saw these Tearless Onions at Aldi last week. Have you purchased these before?? I’d never heard of them. Do they actually work and not make you cry when you cut an onion??

Aldi Shopping Trip — $42.75

Kroger Shopping Trip — $17.04

Dinners This Week

  • Sunday — marked down rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans
  • Monday  —  grapefruit, Pumpkin Waffles, bacon
  • Tuesday — oranges, Broccoli Cheese Egg Casserole, Banana Muffins
  • Wednesday —  Slow Cooker Italian Chicken/Potatoes, Banana Muffins, green beans
  • Thursday — Slow Cooker Chicken a la King, Biscuits
  • Friday — Dinner out since Kathrynne had an out of town basketball game
  • Saturday — The kids had leftovers, Jesse and I went out with friends
  • Sunday —  Slow Cooker Cheeseburgers, Sweet Potato Fries
20 Jan 2020   ·   2

My Goals For This Week

This year, I’m doing weekly goals in 2020 instead of yearly goals. And I’m thrilled to report that it’s going so well!

While at first glance, it might seem like I didn’t accomplish that much on my goals list this past week (and I certainly didn’t accomplish as much as I have the last two weeks), I had a really productive and great week.

There was breathing room and laughter and memories made. There was a lot of forward momentum on projects. And there was a lot of time spent with Jesse, the kids, and friends.

To me, that’s what’s way more important than checking everything off my list!

One of my goals was to go through these tubs of mementos we have in the basement.

They have kind of gotten pretty disorganized over the years (and multiple moves) as we’ve just stuffed things in them.

I only made it through one tub, but it felt good to at least make some headway!

Here’s my update on last week’s goals:

2020: Week 3 Goals Update

Personal Goals

1. Get in 53,000 steps total. (I use the FitBit Ulta HR to track my steps every day.) 

2. Finish reading 100 Ways to Love Your Husband100 Ways to Love Your Wife100 Words of Affirmation Your Wife Needs to Hear100 Words of Affirmation Your Husband Needs to HearLive Love Now, and No Better Mom for the Job. Finish listening to Killing the Rising Sun.

3. Get up at 5:30 a.m. every week day.

4. Go to bed by 10 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. (I did this every night but one night when Jesse was out of town!)

5. Drink a gallon of water every day. (I did this 5 of the days, so I’m excited about that!)

Home/Family Goals

6. Decluttering: Boxes of mementos, under bathroom sinks, and kitchen cupboards.  (I did some decluttering, but I didn’t end up finishing all of this.)

7. Finish reading Great Escapes of World War II aloud as a family.

8. Buy hats and coming home outfit for baby. (I’m chipping away at my To Do Before Baby Comes list a little bit per week.)

Work/Blog Goals

9. Write chapter 2 of my manuscript. (Chapter 2 is really close to being done, but I want to sit with it for a few more days and rearrange and rework some things before I officially say that the first draft is done.)

Word of the Year Goals

10. Pop popcorn and watch another classic movie as a family.

11. Go to a movie with Jesse.

12. Go out to dinner with friends.

2020: Week 4 — Goals

Personal Goals

1. Get in 54,000 steps total. (I use the FitBit Ulta HR to track my steps every day.) 

2. Finish reading 100 Ways to Love Your Husband100 Ways to Love Your Wife,The Whole-Brain Child, and Live Love Now. Finish listening to Before and After.

3. Get up at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

4. Go to bed by 10 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

5. Drink a gallon of water every day.

Home/Family Goals

6. Get new shower curtain, rug, and towels for upstairs bathroom.

7. Read 40 pages of Carry a Big Stick aloud as a family.

8. Get a crib and bedding. (I’m chipping away at my To Do Before Baby Comes list a little bit per week.)

Work/Blog Goals

9. Finish chapter 2 and write chapter 3 of my manuscript.

Word of the Year Goals

10. Pop popcorn and watch another classic movie as a family.

11. Take Kathrynne out on a date for her birthday.

12. Light candle and write notes to our Compassion children.

What are YOUR goals for this week? How did you do on last week’s goals? Tell us in the comments!

20 Jan 2020   ·   0

Nike Kids’ Bravata II Soccer Cleats only $10.47!

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Do your kids play soccer? Grab these Nike Soccer Cleats for a great deal!

Academy Sports has these Nike Kids’ Bravata II Firm Ground Soccer Cleats for just $10.47 right now (regularly $19.99)!

Choose from two color options.

Shipping is $3.99 or free on orders over $25.

Thanks, Midwest Money Saving Mommas!

20 Jan 2020   ·   0

Annie’s Variety Snack Pack (12 count) only $3.50 shipped!

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Grab this Annie’s Variety Snack Pack for snacks on the go!

Amazon has this Annie’s Variety Snack Pack (12 pack) for only $3.50 shipped when you checkout through Subscribe & Save!

These are perfect for playdate or after school snacks!

Note: Once your order ships, you can go into your Amazon account and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

20 Jan 2020   ·   2

Up to 80% off Vera Bradley Purses & Backpacks + Free Shipping!

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Love Vera Bradley? You can get up to 80% off purses and backpacks plus free shipping right now!

Right now, Vera Bradley is offering an extra 30% off sale styles during their Online Outlet Exclusive Sale – no promo code needed! Plus, shipping is free!

Get this Triple Zip Hipster for just $19.60 shipped (regularly $70)!

Get this Campus Tech Backpack for just $22.75 shipped (regularly $108)!

Get this Deluxe Weekender Travel Bag for just $42 shipped (regularly $150)!

Get this 100 Handbag for just $44.10 shipped (regularly $90)

Thanks, Hip2Save!

20 Jan 2020   ·   2
KitchenAid Professional Lift Stand Mixer

KitchenAid Professional Lift Stand Mixer only $199.99 shipped (Reg. $500!)

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Here’s a great deal on a KitchenAid Professional Lift Stand Mixer!

KitchenAid Professional Lift Stand Mixer

Best Buy has this KitchenAid Professional Lift Stand Mixer for just $199.99 shipped (regularly $499.99)!

Choose from red or black.

Hurry – this won’t last long!

Thanks, Midwest Money Saving Mommas!

20 Jan 2020   ·   1
Target Bath Towels

*HOT* FREE $15 Towels and Linens Purchase at Target after Cash Back!!

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Need new towels or linens? You can get a free $15 towels and linens purchase at Target right now!

Target Bath Towels

Need a new bath towel set or sheet set? Don’t miss this RARE offer from TopCashBack!!

TopCashBack is offering $15 cash back on ANY $15 towels and linens purchase at Target, making it FREE!

Here’s how to get your FREE $15 towels and linens Target purchase:

1. Head here for the special Target offer and sign up for a new Top Cash Back account.

2. Make a purchase valued at $15 or higher on towels and/or linens.

3. Within 21 days, your Top Cash Back account will be credited with $15 — enough to cover your purchase!

4. After you receive the $15 payment in your Top Cash Back account, you can choose to transfer it to your bank account or request a Paypal payment.

This is for new Top Cash Back members only. If you are already a member, you are allowed to sign up another adult in your household.

This deal is valid through January 26, 2020 — or while supplies last.

20 Jan 2020   ·   0
Sperry Duck Boots

Sperry Duck Boots only $44.99 shipped!

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Love Sperry Duck Boots? Here’s your chance to grab a pair for a GREAT price!

Sperry Duck Boots

This HOT deal is still available!

Right now, you can score Sperry Duck Boots for only $44.99 when you use the promo code BOOTDEAL at checkout! Plus, shipping is free!

There are lots of styles and colors to choose from but hurry – these are selling out quickly.

Thanks, Wear It For Less!

20 Jan 2020   ·   0
Finish All-in-1 Powerball Dishwasher Detergent 94-Count

Finish All-in-1 Powerball Dishwasher Detergent (94 count) only $12.09 shipped!

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Running low on dishwasher detergent? Here’s a great stock up deal!

 Finish All-in-1 Powerball Dishwasher Detergent 94-Count

Amazon has this Finish All-in-1 Powerball Dishwasher Detergent (94 count) for just $12.09 shipped when you clip the 20% off e-coupon and checkout through Subscribe & Save!

That’s just $0.13 per tablet shipped!

Note: Once your order ships, you can go into your Amazon account and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

20 Jan 2020   ·   0

AirPod Silicone Case with Carabiner only $9.99 shipped!

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These Airpod Silicone CasesAirPods keep airpods protected and safe from scratches.

Jane has these AirPod Silicone Case with Carabiner for just $9.99 shipped right now!

Choose from 14 colors.

Psst! We love Jane! Looking for other great Jane deals? Check out our custom Jane page for more of our hand-picked favorite deals each day!

20 Jan 2020   ·   0

MUK LUKS Karter Slippers only $18.99 shipped!

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These MUK LUKS Karter Slippers look so warm and cozy!

Jane has these MUK LUKS Karter Slippers for just $18.99 shipped right now!

Choose from two colors.

Psst! We love Jane! Looking for other great Jane deals? Check out our custom Jane page for more of our hand-picked favorite deals each day!

20 Jan 2020   ·   0
Personalized Bar Necklace

Personalized Bar Necklace only $5.99 shipped!

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This Personalized Bar Necklace would make a great Valentine’s Day gift!

Personalized Bar Necklace

Jane has these Personalized Bar Necklaces for just $5.99 shipped right now!

Choose from three colors.

Psst! We love Jane! Looking for other great Jane deals? Check out our custom Jane page for more of our hand-picked favorite deals each day!

20 Jan 2020   ·   0
Kind Bars

Up to 39% off Protein and Breakfast Bars!

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Today only, Amazon is offering up to 30% off select protein and breakfast bars! Here are some deals you can get…

Kind Bars

Get these KIND Bars, Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt (12 pack) for just $9.98 shipped when you checkout through Subscribe & Save!

Get these RXBAR, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Protein Bars (12 pack) for only $12.56 shipped when you checkout through Subscribe & Save!

Get these GoMacro MacroBar Organic Vegan Protein Bars Oatmeal Chocolate Chip (12 count) for just $24.56 shipped when you checkout through Subscribe & Save!

Get these Kashi Chewy Granola Bars Variety Pack – Chocolate Almond Sea Salt for just $10.93 shipped when you checkout through Subscribe & Save!

Get these HEALTH WARRIOR Chia Bars, Apple Cinnamon (15 count) for just $10.76 shipped when you checkout through Subscribe & Save!

Shop the protein and breakfast bar sale here.

Valid today only, January 20, 2020.

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get guaranteed FREE two-day shipping (and possibly one-day or same-day shipping!). And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

20 Jan 2020   ·   0

SOVIKER Men’s and Women’s Water Shoes as low as $4.99!

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These SOVIKER Men’s and Women’s Water Shoes are perfect for swimming, surfing, the water park, beach and more!

Amazon has these SOVIKER Men’s and Women’s Water Shoes for as low as $4.99 when you use the promo code NM4PZOJU at checkout!

There are over 40 different colors to choose from. Price varies based on the color and size you choose.

These are perfect for beach days, pool days, kayaking, boating, and more!

Valid through January 23, 2020.

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get guaranteed FREE two-day shipping (and possibly one-day or same-day shipping!). And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, Tina!

20 Jan 2020   ·   0

Quaker Instant Oatmeal, 4 Flavor Variety Pack (48 count) only $7.77 shipped!

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Stock up on Instant Oatmeal for an easy breakfast idea!

Amazon has this Quaker Instant Oatmeal, 4 Flavor Variety Pack (48 count) for just $7.77 shipped when you clip the 25% off e-coupon and checkout through Subscribe & Save!

Note: Once your order ships, you can go into your Amazon account and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders.

Thanks, Freebie Shark!