Amazon Subscribe and Save vs CVS

AmazonCVS

This post contains affiliate links. I'm taking a short break from my Feeding My Family of 5 for $80/Week posts.  In the meantime I'm checking out Amazon Subscribe and Save.  I've ordered some stuff in the past and while it is easy, I'm not sure it's the best deal for me.  I have CVS and Walgreens within 10 miles of me and I think I can do better … [Read more...]

Mittens – A Quick & Easy Sewing Project for Kids

Quick Easy Mittens

My kids are always looking for things to sew.  I'm not into letting them sew random things that are just going to lay around the house.  I prefer things that are somewhat useful.  I will say I'm not sure how useful mittens are in southwest Florida, but... Trace one hand on a piece of paper.  Make it a little big since you don't want them to be … [Read more...]

The #1000MomBlogMakeovers from Blogelina

1000MomBlogMakeovers

This post contains affiliate links. When I first started blogging, I heard about Blogelina's Online Blogging Course and was fortunate to get in for just $1 (I think...it's been awhile).  I learned so much and have continued to follow her blog.  Recently, they designed ten new blog design themes and offered each of them for free for one day!  Now, … [Read more...]

Gardening – Southwest Florida Style

Gardening Southwest Florida Style

I'm trying my garden again this year.  In mid-March (while those of you in the North were still digging out of that white stuff), I cleared a space behind our shed. Hubby built a frame for me and I filled it with garden soil and manure. The kids and I love melons - honeydew, cantaloupes, watermelons -so we planted them all.  The cantaloupes … [Read more...]

Super Easy Fruit Dip

FruitDip

I don't remember where my mom found this recipe, but it is so easy and so delicious!! Remember fluffernutters?  Well, the first ingredient is Fluff.  Don't go for cheap and buy marshmallow creme - it isn't the same! The other ingredient is cream cheese.  Don't try to be healthy and buy the no fat stuff.  Bleh!  Low fat is OK, but the best is … [Read more...]

Mustard Pasta Salad

Mustard Pasta Salad

Somewhere, once upon a time, I came across a recipe for a mustard pasta salad made with stone ground mustard and eggs.  I made it several times and then lost the recipe and forgot about it.  The other day, in the grocery store, I noticed a jar of stone ground mustard on the clearance shelf and it reminded me of the salad. I still haven't found … [Read more...]

Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

This sale is over, but keep watch on the Ultimate Bundle site for upcoming sales. Are the inmates running the asylum? I hear you. Sometimes I look around my house and wonder how things got so out of hand.  Didn't we just clean up yesterday?  Where did all these toys come from?  Does the laundry multiply when I'm not looking?  How can floors … [Read more...]

Feeding My Family of Five for $80/Week

I'm trying something new for the next month or so to see how it goes. Normally, I shop for two weeks at a time. In the in-between week I usually have to run to the store for things like milk, fresh fruit, something I forgot and it never fails that I go over budget. So, I'm going back to cash. I have six stores to choose from- WalMart, CVS, Winn … [Read more...]

Feeding My Family of Five for $80/Week

Feeding My Family of 5 for $80 per Week

I'm trying something new for the next month or so to see how it goes.  Normally, I shop for two weeks at a time.  In the in-between week I usually have to run to the store for things like milk, fresh fruit, something I forgot and it never fails that I go over budget.  So, I'm going back to cash.  I have six stores to choose from- WalMart, CVS, Winn … [Read more...]