Saturday, July 31, 2010

WHAT A LETDOWN

So I got all excited when I woke up this morning.  I thought it was the beginning of the month, which means for an extreme couponer like me all of the internet printables on Coupons, All You, Redplum, and Smartsource have reset.  Not so much.  I get to the websites only to find out that it is still July and I have to wait another day. 

Sunday Coupon Preview
No worries though, just looking at the coupon preview for this week it looks like a ton are going to be in the local papers. 

Woohoo!  Savings like this are like Christmas in the Raschke household.

Friday, July 30, 2010

As You Wish

Without fail my husband calls me his Princess Bride every single day when he greets me or when he signs off for the night. It is his nickname for me. When he does say it, I always think of this scene, but now I can honestly say that I don't know what to think. I am bossy, so the fact that Buttercup orders Wesley makes me look like a jerk. LOL...

To be perfectly honest. I am truly blessed. I really do have the most amazing husband! I love you baby!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Publix Savings this Week

Here is what I bought for $15.54 combining coupons and sales at Publix this week. I saved $48.22 and purchased $63 worth of groceries! I probably could have doubled up with more coupons, but wasn't in the mood to dig deeper.
Looks like I will be mailing baking brownies and mailing them off with granola bars for my hubs and the rest of his platoon this week.
Breakdown of savings:
Betty Crocker 4 boxes paid $.98 a box ($3.90) would have paid $10.76
Quaker Oats to Go 1 box paid $1.05 would have paid $3.19
Nature Valley Granola Bars 2 boxes paid $.75 a box ($1.49) would have paid $10.98
Knorr Sides 8 pouches paid $.47 each ($2.96) would have paid $10.32
Hunt's Ketchup 2 bottles $.42 each ($.84) would have paid $3.28
Simply Potatoes 2 containers paid $.59 each ($1.18) would have paid $5.18
Starbucks Ice Cream 2 pints $1.79 each ($3.79) would have paid $7.58
Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons 1 box $2.99 would have paid $7.99
Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap 2 bottles FREE would have paid $2.58
How did you save money this week?

Life as a Fembot

There is hot and then there is Savannah hot. Opening the front door sometimes feels as though a wet blanket just smacked you across the face. Doesn't matter how much you have powdered your face or styled your hair, by the time you have gotten to your final destination it has gone from smooth and sassy to looking like a helmet. No wonder they say Southern women have big hair!

These past couple of weeks have been unbearable. The outside temperature reads 100 degrees, but the actual heat index points towards an average temperature somewhere around 116. HOLY SMOKES!

Here is where it gets funny. I wear my hair in a 1950's flip style. Several years ago, a Ranger I dated out of Fort Benning nicknamed me Fembot. He said my style reminded him of the fembots from Austin Powers. I wasn't quite sure how to take it, but he said it was because I was hot. Makes me wonder....If a fembot has helmet like hair, than the fact my hair gets huge in the humidity only makes sense in this Savannah heat.

Wonder what they will say when I am old and my hair is cut really short!

Size Does Matter!

Several people have asked me to post pics of my coupon book...so here it is! If anybody in Savannah is interested in learning how to do it quickly just let me know and I will schedule a class!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My coupon book

This lady made a face at my coupon book tonight, that is until i handed her a $1 off coupon for the item she had just pulled off of the shelf.  Her glare quickly turned into a grin and a "thank you". 

Some of the deals I scored tonight included:

5 sticks of Right Guard Total Defense for $1.98 total ($.39 a stick)....savings of $13.97 Got a refund, they charged me full price and I caught it on my receipt when I went back through everything.
2 Tombstone Pizza's for $1.98 total or $.99 a piece. Savings of $8.00
2 Cole's Frozen Mini Breads for  FREE. Savings of $4.58
6 boxes of Hamburger Helper for $2.15 total a savings of $7.15 off the original price of $9.30

I bought more, but I don't feel like going through all of the deals.

People may mock me for carrying such a large coupon book around, but I mock them for not being prepared AND for paying full price. 

Hubby and I are trying to save up to go to the Bahamas when he gets back.  Hmm..wonder if I could score a cheap vacation somehow.

Friday, July 23, 2010

My Hubby IS the Old Spice Man

He smells like it, acts like it and talks like it. Don't hate, appreciate. Better yet, buy some Old Spice Body Wash and you can have your own!

My Husband Blocks the Sun

Tonight as I was thinking about all of the funny things that make me smile about Ben, one of the things which I noticed about him first was how broad his back is compared to other guys. He sleeps closest to our bedroom window and when I wake up early in the morning I cannot tell if the sun has come out yet because he blocks my view of the outside. It is like sleeping next to a massive brick wall.

Even though he is HUGE, I don't complain. I like feeling his arms encircle me at night and miss the way he reaches out to hold me when he is fast asleep.  It is the most comforting feeling in the world and I am looking forward to the day when I can sleep next to him again.

Stupid deployment. Being at war sucks and I have a great idea on how we can end it. All we need to do is deploy all of the separated military spouses, give them a weapon and let them take out their angst on any terrorists who dare to pop up like annoying moles.

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