I am so excited to make this for dinner! I looks so yummy. I found this recipe on "PickyPalate". I love that site! Not only are her recipes fantastic, but the pictures she takes are beautiful too! I have some chicken I picked up on sale at Fresh Market, and pasta and bbq sauce from a sale last week this dinner is looking like it will budget friendly and delicious.
That means once again it is "mega swag bucks" day. Do some extra searching today and see if you can find some more bucks. Fridays are the days that earning bucks for searches is even easier! If you havent signed up yet you can do that learn more on the Swag Bucks site.
Do you use "reuseable" grocery bags? I do, and I love them. I use them for much more than just getting groceries home from the store. They carry towels to the pool, toys and and treats for play dates, and store random things that collect in the car, the list goes on and on. Did you know those bags could be making your family sick? I got home from a recent shopping trip and realized the bags were definitely not looking to fresh.
Then, I read this post on Happy Housewife and will admit it kinda made me sick to think that I could have made my family ill! I did a little more research and realized lots of the practices that they talked about are ones that I have done in past (using bags for other things).
"Our findings suggest a serious threat to public health, especially from coliform bacteria including E. coli, which were detected in half of the bags sampled," saidCharles Gerba, a UA professor of soil, water and environmental science and co-author of the study. "Furthermore, consumers are alarmingly unaware of these risks and the critical need to sanitize their bags on a weekly basis."
Yikes huh?! Our Healthy Family tip this week is to make sure those reuseable bags get washed between use. Another way to help make sure you are keeping things clean is to designate bags for produce, meat, and other items. I have bags designated for produce (green bag) meat (red bag) and other groceries (black, blue and purple). Another super easy way to do that is to use a permanent marker and write what the bag is to be used for. Now I am off to wash the reuseable bags before the new sales start tomorrow!
We are so excited that the Thrifty Couple does a best deal of the diaper week for us! This week it looks like best deal is at Rite-Aid and you can score FREE Pamper wipes at Walmart! Be sure to check out all the details over on the Thrifty Couple! Thanks again Cassie and Alex for all the hard work! It sure makes getting diapers for less easy!
Home Depot has an offer called the Home Depot Movers Club. When you sign up you get emails about projects, checklists, and other info about moving. PLUS you get a 10% off coupon! Thats my favorite part, A COUPON! There always seems to be a project to finish at my house, so this will come in handy!
Yep! I do. Silly I know but I love it so much! I love that using coupons and grocery smarts list That's my confession from a "couponer" this week. As I was planning for a family event I made a grocery list and then shopped from my own shelves. My husband looked at the list I had made when I was done "shopping" in my pantry and was AMAZED at all the things I had crossed off the list because we already had them on hand. It was so much fun! Lots of times when I bring products home for ridiculously low prices I will write how much I spent on them vs. regular price. When we added it up there was over $100 in savings just on the ONE list I had made for a family party we will be having. Cool huh? The list of things that do need to be purchased had just produce and milk (not things I keep 3 months of on hand =) )
Do you love your full pantry that has come from using coupons too?