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Super Savings Saturday: A trip to the Bulk Foods Store

We took a field trip to a Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze on Friday with some other friends.

Kaitlynn’s curly hair turned into “crazy hair” with all the wind! That girl has some volume! 🙂

In addition to the corn maze and pumpkin patch, they had some different play areas set up for the children. I think the favorite of Kathrynne, Kaitlynn and Silas was the hay area.

Since it was quite a drive to get there, we stopped by the Bulk Foods Store which was in the area and were able to re-stock up on turbinado plus buy some other goodies including two pounds of local honey for only $7.34! We ended up spending about $31 on food. Plus, I let the children pick out a few treats to eat on the way home.

All in all, it was a fun day for the children. And I was happy to get in a little bargain-shopping, too!

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42 Comments

  • Christi says:

    Your children are adorable! 🙂

  • Jennifer says:

    How do you find these bulk food stores? Are their common chains or are they all individually owned? Some stores I use have some bulk food options but since moving the options are much more limited.

  • Cher says:

    Your children are absolutely positively beautiful! They look really healthy. Good job mom, for all you do to bless them.

  • Sharyl says:

    I wish we had a bulk food store here. Love your side and follow it religiously. Thanks for the time and effort you put into it!!

  • Honey Smith says:

    Fun pictures of your darling little ones!

  • Sarah says:

    Your children are absolutely beautiful! They must get it from their momma:).

  • Erin says:

    Looks like a great day! I went to a bulk book store last May and bought a lot of great things for baking. There are a couple things that I’m not finished with (wheat germ, coconut, sucanat) – do you know how long they last when they are packaged in bulk? Thanks.

    • Adrienne says:

      @Erin, Erin, wheat germ needs to be in the fridge. Sucanat will store like regular sugar. Coconut will keep for a long time out of the fridge but will eventually go rancid. I’ve had mine in a climate controlled basement for awhile and it has done great.

  • RuthS says:

    What adorable pictures of your kiddos!! Loving Kaitlynn’s hair 🙂

  • Kaitlynn’s hair is hilarious…I love it!

    My daughter Sonia has hair kind of like that but unfortunately, she hates it when it gets puffy. So, we give her clips and braids and such to hold it in. lol

  • Kelly says:

    My Katelyn has the same crazy hair as yours does.

  • Carrie says:

    Love the hair! LOL!

  • Chris says:

    The golden stuff the children are playing in is actually straw :). Hay tends to be more green.

    Hay = usually harvested whole and given to animals to eat, although some of it sometimes ends up being used for bedding (accidently)

    Straw = harvested after the grain on top of the stalk (wheat, oat, barley, etc) gets skimmed off the top, leaving the golden stalk. Primarily used for bedding, although sometimes animals eat some of it (likely because there’s leftover grain)

  • It looks like an amazing day, nothing like being able to enjoy the outdoors on an autumn day! Thanks for the linky! 🙂

  • I went to two rummage sales this weekend with my baby boy. One had children’s clothes for $.25, and I found some great winter wear for him and my almost 4yo DD. At the other sale, I got a huge box of great clothes for the kids, a few dress up things for my daughter, several books and some craft supplies, all for under $30.

    I get nearly all of my kids’ clothes and some of my own at these kinds of sales- it’s fun, it supports their missions, and the cost per item is so low that I don’t mind donating or giving the items away when we’re done.
    Both were church sales, run by older ladies, which was great because at one, the grandmas held my son, who just soaked up the attention.

  • sara w. says:

    Looks like so much fun! We are on our way today to our kids first pumpkin patch:)

  • Heather says:

    Your kids are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the fun photos. : )

    P.S. Please post a vlog of your winter wardrobe!! I could use your inspiration in this area. I pulled out my winter storage box, and I don’t even want to unpack it. There are too many clothes in there that I don’t like wearing!
    Heather

  • Oh my, those curls! My daughter has curls, too, which made hair-brushing at that age (she’s 9 now) a lesson in loving patience (for me!)

    She has a cute bob now and loves how easy it is to take care of on her own. 😉

  • Lacey says:

    One word for Kaitlynn: ethereal :o)

  • brooke lynn says:

    your kids are too cute! here hair cracks me up. i hope it wasn’t too tangly to comb…not fun.
    just found your site, love it!

  • Patti says:

    That’s an amazing price on honey!

  • Love the pictures. They are adorable.

    Stocked up FREE Reach tooth brushes on Saturday at WG with BOGO coupons and $2 WG coupons. Good for a while.

  • Andrea says:

    so cute! your kids are adorable!

  • Amy says:

    So cute! It makes me want to take a family trip to the pumpkin patch this week, too. I can always use a little reminder to have some FUN!!! With the constant list of things calling for my attention (including saving money), it’s easy to forget that the kiddos grow up all too fast. A fall day spent with smiling children? That’s priceless!

  • Stephanie says:

    You know that we all feel like we know your family when you have posts like this one! Your children are positively precious. Kaitlynn’s looks like an angel in the picture where the sun is shining through her hair. Blessings, all three of them! Thanks so much for everything you write and share to inspire us.

  • Mrs. B. says:

    Thankyou so mcuh for these wonderful photos of the children!!! And our “closest” local honey place is kinda far, but now I’m inspired to copy your plan and go to a great orchard on the same trip.

    I’ve also been wanting to ask how to find a great bulk food store like you visit……we haven’t had any success around here.

    Thanks so much!

  • Debbie says:

    Oh my word what fun!! Loving Kaitlynn’s hair too! I can’t believe how much older Silas looks and how much hair he has just from the last pictures you posted of him! Wow, what adorable kiddos. They do grow up soo fast so savor the time with them. Thanks for sharing.

  • Lyla says:

    I love when you post pictures of the kids. They always look like they are having a wonderful time doing whatever it is you’ve chosen to do for the day. I think that’s because you try to keep a variety of activities for them. You are a very talented photographer, and have a knack for capturing just the right moment. I used to work out in the field with a photographer and know how difficult it is to photograph children and animals. Candid shots are always best, and more often it’s just plain luck. Makes me giggle a little to think how the Lord has blessed Kaitlynn with something that a lot of women pay hundreds and hundreds of dollars to get…including the color. The children are cute as can be, and just make you want to say “Awwww!” each time you post their picture. Thanks for my making my heart smile.

  • Amy F :) says:

    K’s hair is awesome!

  • Your kids are the cutest!

  • Susan J says:

    That hair! Oh my goodness!

    I hope I get a glimpse of your kids later this week at Relevant…it’d be so fun to have a knowledge about personality to go with the pics you post. And I’m sure they are FULL of personality! =)

  • Wow! Kaitlynn doesn’t need any volumizing shampoo or conditioner! I love all the curls! Your children are beautiful!

  • lyss says:

    Just wondering what your (or anyone else’s!) target price for natural sugar such as sucanat. I haven’t bought it before, so I would like to know a good price to look for. I know it’s more than white sugar, but was wondering how much per pound is reasonable. Thanks!

    • Rebekah says:

      @lyss, Me too!! I was just looking it up on amazon.com and it’s EXPENSIVE! How do you afford something like this in a tight budget? This is the hardest part of trying to eat healthy–the expense!

  • Those pictures are really cute!! I am curious….did you just choose small pumpkins or is that the type of pumpkins they were? i posted pictures of our trip to a pumpkin patch this past week too…..but our pumpkins were the large ones.
    http://homeschoolblogger.com/martha/783503/
    I love to go to the amish stores with the bulk foods! They are fun! for honey here we pay about $2 a pound when we buy in bulk…..right now i am on the search for 5 gallon buckets of honey.

  • Bonita says:

    Wow! A shampoo company should hire your daughter to do commercials! That is a LOT of hair! Such cuties you have!

  • Kelli M says:

    My littlest one has wild and crazy curly hair too! Every morning she looks like she survived a hurricane. 🙂

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