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16 Mar 2019   ·   2

Brigette’s $72 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

My older sister, Brigette, shares her shopping trips and menu plans every week! You can go HERE to see all of her weekly menu plans and you can go HERE to read all about her family!

ALDI Grocery Shopping Trip

Aldi

1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.31

1/2 gallon 1% Milk – $0.78

1/2 gallon Orange Juice – $1.69

1 16-oz carton Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.55

1 can Breadcrumbs – $0.89

1 can Condensed Tomato Soup – $0.89

3 5-lb bags All-Purpose Flour – $2.17

2 bozes Honey Nut Oats – $2.30

3boxes Frosted Shredded Wheat – $2.37

4 single-serving sized containers Yogurt – $2.36

1 16-oz bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $2.49

1 16-oz bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.15

1 16-oz pkg Butter Quarters – $2.29

3 dozen Eggs – $2.37

1 24-oz carton Cottage Cheese – $1.59

1 bag String Cheese – $1.95

1 3-lb bag Mandarins – $2.89

1 bag Fresh Green Beans – $1.49

1 Cabbage – $0.79

1 bag Romaine Hearts – $1.79

1 3-lb bag Jazz Apples – $3.79

1 16-oz bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.99

1 3-lb bag Pears – $2.99

1 bag Zucchini – $1.49

3 bags frozen Broccoli Florets – $3.27

1 pkg Strawberries – $1.59

1 bag Red Grapes ($0.79/lb) – $1.77

1 bunch Bananas ($0.35/lb) – $0.88

2 bags Riced Cauliflower – $3.78

2 bags Plain Rice Cakes – $2.30

1 bag Gluten Free Pretzels – $1.85

1 loaf Sandwich Bread – $0.65

1 bag Flour Tortillas – $0.65

Total: $62.22

Harris Teeter Grocery Shopping Trip

Harris Teeter

5 cans Green Beans – $1.85

1 pkg Turkey Bacon – $2.50, used $0.75/1 Butterball Turkey Bacon – 1-6-19 SS; Includes 12 oz Only (doubled), plus receive $0.75 rebate from Ibotta – $0.25 after coupon and rebate

5 boxes Barilla Pasta – $3.58, used 2 $0.55/2 Barilla Pasta – 02-10-19 RMN (exp. 04/07/19) (doubled) – $1.38/5 after coupons

1 pkg Chips Ahoy Thins – $1.97, used $0.75/1 Nabisco Chips Ahoy! Thins Cookies – 3-3-19 SS; Includes 7 oz or Larger Only (exp. 04/13/19) (doubled) – $0.47 after coupon

1 Think Thin Oatmeal Cup – $2.00, used $0.75/1 ThinkThin Oatmeal Cup or Box – 3-10-19 SS (exp. 04/30/19) (doubled) – $0.50 after coupon

5 boxes Quaker Granola Bars – $5.98, used 2 $1.00/2 Quaker Chewy Bars – 3-3-19 SS (exp. 04/21/19) – $3.98/5

1 bag Eight O’ Clock Coffee – $2.89, used $1.00/1 printable – $1.89 after coupon

Total after Coupons and Rebates : $10.22

Grocery Total for the Week: $72.44

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Everyone is responsible for making/cleaning up their own breakfasts. Choices include:

Scrambled/Boiled/Fried Eggs, Veggie Omelets, Cereal, Oatmeal, Toast, Yogurt, Fruit

Lunches

Cheese Quesadillas, Mini Peppers, Apples x 2

Pretzels, Cheese Sticks, Strawberries, Carrots

Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter, Pears, Cucumbers x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Egg Roll in a Bowl (I’ll shred my own cabbage instead of using coleslaw mix), Rice, Stir-Fry Broccoli

Crustless Quiche, Biscuits, Tossed Salad, Grapes

German Oven Pancake, Scrambled Eggs, Turkey Bacon, Green Beans

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, Mashed Potatoes, Tossed Salad

Dinner at a Friend’s House

Easy Chicken Parmesan, Green Beans, Homemade French Bread

Leftovers

16 Mar 2019   ·   0
Pacific Shaving Company Shaving Products

Free Pacific Shaving Company Shaving Cream after rebate at Target!

Pacific Shaving Company is offering five different mail-in-rebates right now, making them potentially FREE at Target!

Pacific Shaving Company Shaving Products

You can get FREE Pacific Shaving Company shaving products at Target right now! Here’s how:

Pacific Shaving Company Caffeinated Shaving Cream – $5.49
Submit for $7/1 mail-in-rebate
Free + profit after rebate

Pacific Shaving Company Caffeinated After Shave – $5.49
Submit for $7/1 mail-in-rebate
Free + profit after rebate

There is a limit of one mail-in-rebate redemption per eligible product per individual/name, household or address.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

16 Mar 2019   ·   2

Kids Skate Free — Free roller skating passes for kids this summer!

Looking for some frugal summer fun?

Kids Skate Free is offering free passes for kids to skate at local roller skating rinks this summer.

Each skating rink will have different restrictions, but most will allow kids 12 and under to skate for free. If your child doesn’t bring their own skates, there will be a nominal fee for skate rental.

Check to see if there’s a local rink in your area participating here.

Psst! Don’t forget kids can also get two free games of bowling every day this summer!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

15 Mar 2019   ·   8

How I Plan My Days Without Using a Planner

Want to know what kind of planner I use? Well, I actually don’t use a planner! In this post, I share what I do instead of using a planner and how it works for me.

I’ve recently gotten a number of questions about how I organize and plan my days, stay on task, and keep track of my yearly goals.

I know this will probably come as a shocker to many of you…but I actually don’t use a traditional planner.

Here’s the method I’ve been using for years that works really, really well for me…

1. I “brain dump” everything into Google Calendar.

Whenever anything comes up in my mind that I need to remember, I immediately add it to Google Calendar so I don’t forget about it.

It might be a doctor’s appointment, a blog post to write, a friend’s birthday I don’t want to forget, a note I need to write to someone, cupcakes I need to take to school for a child’s birthday, etc.

The key is that as soon as something like that pops in my head, I immediately add it to Google Calendar as an all-day task on the day I need to remember it by. (It might be the day-of if it’s an appointment, a week ahead of time if it’s a birthday card I need to buy, or a couple days ahead of time if it’s a post I need to draft.)

This gets the information overload out of my head and into an organized space where I know I can find it when I need it.

2. At the end of the day, I write out a time-blocked To Do list for the next day.

I used to do this each night before bed, but this year I’m actually trying to do it as the last work task before I turn off my computer each day.

{That’s because I’ve set a goal this year to put my phone and computer in the basement at night and not look at it until the next day.}

When I make my to-do list, I simply look at my all-day tasks on Google calendar for the following day and then make out a detailed time-blocked schedule.

A few hints about making a daily time-blocked schedule:

  • Make it as detailed as possible. This helps me prioritize well and stay on task, especially when it comes to my online work. I don’t want to waste time online and I have to make sure I stay on track, so having a really detailed plan helps me stay on task all day long.
  • Always put the most important things first. Focus on your top priority tasks first to ensure they get done. Life happens and schedules often get thrown off, so you want to make sure you’re prioritizing your most important tasks first.
  • Start and end the day with filling up your soul. I start my day with devotional and Bible reading. And I end my day with reading after spending time with my family.
  • Keep things compartmentalized. I always try to make sure I fully close out my work day so that business isn’t creeping into personal family time. I want to make sure I’m keeping work and personal separate and that I’m doing each thing well when I’m doing it. Wherever I am and whatever I’m focusing on, I want to be all there.

I recently read the book Deep Work, and it really inspired me to find focus in a hurried world and prioritize the compartmentalization of my work and family life. If you’re really good at creating a daily schedule but struggle to focus or get things done, or if you wish you could be more structured in your day, I’d definitely recommend it!

3. I use a weekly habit checklist for my personal and business daily habits.

This is a third tool I’ve added this year for 2019, and I’ve absolutely loved it so far!

You can see my daily checklist above, and my goal is that there are five checkmarks in every line every week. So I don’t aim for perfection, but I try to do the best I can do while giving myself grace. I also have a separate checklist for work-related habits each day.

I try to look at this checklist on a daily basis and track how I am doing. This helps me to have an overall view of how I’m doing in the areas that are a priority to me and helps me to know if I’m getting off track.

Having a daily habit checklist has been incredibly helpful and motivating to me. It might be weird or juvenile, but I just love getting to check off those boxes! 🙂

Want more in-depth details on my planning process?

While this post gives you a basic overview, I put together a resource a few years ago that goes more in-depth into how I use Google calendar and how I plan my days using Google calendar and a time-blocked to do list.

In this free download, I walk you through the nitty gritty details of how I plan out my days, plus I give you on advice on how to implement this system for yourself if you feel like it would be helpful to you!

Sign up for my Make Over Your Calendar download for FREE.

15 Mar 2019   ·   0

Girl’s Clear Muk Luks Molly Rainboots with 5-Pack Socks for just $24.99 shipped!

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If your kids need some new rainboots for the spring season, this popular deal on these adorable Muk Luks Rainboots has returned!

Muk Luks Rainboots with Cute Socks

Jane has these Girl’s Clear Muk Luks Molly Rainboots with 5-Pack Socks for just $24.99 shipped right now!

There are two different sock designs to choose from — patterns or animals. These are SO cute!

15 Mar 2019   ·   2
New Balance Running SHoes

*HOT* Women’s and Men’s New Balance Running Shoes for just $25 shipped!!

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Need some new running shoes? Check out this big New Balance Flash Sale to get shoes for just $25 shipped!

New Balance Running SHoes

Joe’s New Balance has select women’s and men’s New Balance running shoes for just $25 shipped right now!

You can choose from any shoes on this page. Just use coupon code FLASH25 at checkout to get them for $25 each with FREE shipping.

There are 26 different styles to choose from!

Valid through tomorrow, March 16th. Shop right away because sizes are going FAST.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

15 Mar 2019   ·   0
Enchanted Quotes and Characters Prints

Enchanted Quotes & Characters Prints for just $3.37 + shipping!

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This popular deal on these Enchanted Quotes & Characters Prints has finally returned!!

Enchanted Quotes and Characters Prints

Jane has these Enchanted Quotes & Characters for only $3.37 + shipping right now!

Choose from over 75 designs and two sizes — 5×7 or 8×10.

Shipping is $3.27 for the first print and $0.19 for each additional print shipped within the same order.

15 Mar 2019   ·   0
Azul Board Game

Azul Board Game for just $22.84!

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Looking for new strategy board games to add to your family collection? Grab this highly-rated Azul Board Game for a LOW price right now!

Azul Board Game

Amazon has this popular Azul Board Game for just $22.84 right now — a rare price drop and the LOWEST price ever on record!

This game gets incredible 5-star reviews from over 300 customers!

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

15 Mar 2019   ·   0
Cars Themed Sippy Cups

The First Years Disney/Pixar Cars Insulated Sippy Cups, Two-Pack for just $5.79!

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If you need some new sippy cups, this is a really amazing deal!

Cars Themed Sippy Cups

Amazon has this two-pack of The First Years Disney/Pixar Cars Insulated Sippy Cups for just $5.79 — the LOWEST price on record!

That’s just $2.89 per sippy cup!

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, Kosher On A Budget!

15 Mar 2019   ·   0
Monopoly Star Wars Edition Game

Monopoly Star Wars Edition Game for just $11.99!

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If you have any Star Wars fans at home, this Monopoly Star Wars Edition Game is sure to be a hit!

Monopoly Star Wars Edition Game

Amazon has this Monopoly Star Wars Edition Game for just $11.99 right now — the LOWEST price on record!

This would be such a fun gift idea for a Star Wars fan!

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, Kosher On A Budget!

15 Mar 2019   ·   0

Kid’s Adidas Shoes for just $25 shipped!

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Kohl’s has some great deals on Kid’s Adidas Shoes right now!

Kid's Adidas Shoes

Kohl’s is offering 50% off select Kid’s Adidas Shoes right now, making them as low as $25! And you can get FREE in-store pickup to avoid shipping fees.

Get these Adidas NEO Baseline Kids’ Shoes for just $25 (reg. $50).

Kid's Adidas Pro Spark Basketball Shoes

Get these Adidas Pro Spark 2018 Boys’ Basketball Shoes for just $25 (reg. $50).

Get these Adidas Pro Elevate 2018 Boys’ Basketball Shoes for just $30 (reg. $60).

Don’t forget to choose FREE in-store pick up to avoid shipping fees!

Thanks, Passionate Penny Pincher!

15 Mar 2019   ·   5
Digital Bathroom Body Scale

Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale for just $13.73!

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Need a new bathroom scale to keep track of y0ur health goals this year? Check out this great deal!

Digital Bathroom Body Scale

Amazon has this Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale for just $13.73 when you use coupon code 6K2X9QZG at checkout.

This is the LOWEST price on record!

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, Passionate Penny Pincher!