Monday, May 20, 2013

My 9 Weekly Goals

Here's what I accomplished last week:

Family Goals
  • Love my family.

Personal Goals

18 dozen Butterhorn dinner rolls!
Home Management Goals

  • Make Banana Muffins for Mike.
  • Make Butterhorn dinner rolls (not chocolate) for church dinner (we need 18 dozen!). {See picture above for proof! It was a long three days but I got them all done - and everyone raved about them!}
  • Sort Hannah's 3-6 month clothes.
  • Cut cloth wipes and make solution (I am planning to try Recipe #2 at that link). {My wipes are unraveling, so I ordered some from a friend's Etsy shop instead. I cannot sew!}

Blog Goals

  • Post two book reviews and link them where necessary.
Since I don't have to make 18 dozen rolls this week, it will be an easy week! :)

Family Goals
  • Love my husband and Hannah.

Personal Goals
  • Continue reading "Bottled Up."
  • Try to crochet.
  • Exercise - walk outside.

Home Management Goals
  • Sweep and mop floors.
  • Make a dessert (I thinking gluten free cookies).
  • Plan deep cleaning projects.
  • Work on cleaning the kitchen. I am sorting through everything to see what we can get rid of (the youth at church are having a garage sale in June).

Blog Goals
  • Post daily.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Menu Plan 5/19: Pizza Pie, Buttermilk Chicken Strips, and more!

Sunday: Leftover grilled pork chops, potatoes, veggie.

Monday: Pizza Pie with Italian sausage, gluten free cornbread muffins, veggie.

Tuesday: Buttermilk chicken strips, potatoes, and veggie.

Wednesday: Breakfast for dinner.

Thursday: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, rice, and veggie.

Friday: Grill.

Saturday: Grill or out-to-eat.

For breakfast, we each grab what we want: waffles, muffins, cinnamon rolls, pancakes, cold cereal, yogurt, etc.

For lunch, I usually eat leftovers or something simple, like grilled cheese or quesadillas. My husband eats a sandwich or leftovers - he takes his lunch to work.

Are you interested in menu planning? Read my two part series about why menu planning is so beneficial and how to get started. I promise it will help you live more intentionally!

This post is linked at Menu Plan Monday and the Gluten Free Menu Swap.

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Dollar General Printable Coupons 5/19

These are the store coupons you will find on Dollar General's website this week. Remember, store coupons can be combined with manufacturer coupons for even better savings! Below, manufacturer coupons are in red.

$5 off $25 purchase on 5/19 and 5/20

$0.50 off Nestle single (Toll House or King Cone)

$1 off Scrubbing Bubbles cleaning product
--$0.50 off Scrubbing Bubbles cleaning manufacturer printable
--$0.75 off Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush manufacturer printable
--$1 off (2) Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaners manufacturer printable
--$0.75 off Scrubbing Bubbles toilet gel manufacturer printable

$1 off (2) Edy's products (48 oz.)
--$1 off (2) Edy's products manufacturer printable

$1 off (2) V8 Splash Blends or Splash Smoothies

Buy (1) Get (1) 50% off Rubbermaid TakeAlongs Serving Pieces

$0.50 off 409 Stone and Steel Trigger (32 oz.)

$1 off Nescafe Taster's Choice instant coffee
--$2 off Nescafe product manufacturer printable

$0.50 off Rexall bandage, tape or gauze (priced $2 or higher)

You can also print a coupon for Buy One, Get One Free any Rexall product when you subscribe to Rexall's emails.

*There are also many manufacturer coupons available on Dollar General's website. These coupons cross-over with If you print from, the coupon will not be available on Dollar General's website, and vice-versa.

Free bottle of Mio Fit

Sign up for a free bottle of Mio Fit this morning!

It doesn't specify if this will be a coupon for a free bottle or an actual sample in the mail. I suppose it will be a nice surprise!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Walgreens 5/19-5/25: Colgate products $1 after RR, Comet cleanser $0.50, Palmolive $1.99, + more!

* View the entire ad on Walgreens' website.
* You can view the Walgreens coupon policy here.
* Photo Deals:

* Don't forget to sign up for the new Walgreens Balance Rewards program! In the ad matchups below, you will see how many reward points you can earn for certain items. Keep in mind that you will need to have a Balance Rewards card in order to get many of the sale prices now. Here are the redemption rates:

FREE after Register Rewards
iChill liquid sleep aid (8 oz.), $4.99
Get $5 RR wyb (1).

Other Deals with Register Rewards
Colgate dental care, 2/$6
Includes: Total Advanced or Total ZX Pro-Shield toothpaste (5.8 oz.); mouthwash (8.45 oz.); and select toothbrushes.
Get $2 RR wyb (2).
--There was a $1 off Colgate Total printable coupon available a few days ago, but it's no longer available.
--$1 off Colgate mouthwash (5/19 SS)
--Also check the 4/28 SS and 5/12 SS inserts.
As low as $4 for two OOP, plus get $2 RR!

Nothing this week.

Buy One Get One Free
Arm & Hammer laundry detergent
--$1 off powder detergent (4/28 SS regional)
--$1 off (2) liquid or powder detergent (4/14 SS)

Walgreens alkaline batteries

Walgreens digestive relief products

Walgreens allergy, cold, sinus relief or mucus relief products

Energizer hearing aid batteries
--$1 off Energizer batteries (4/21 SS)
--$0.50 off Energizer batteries (5/19 SS regional)

Scunci and Hype hair accessories

FREE after coupons
Nothing this week.

Cheap ($1 or less)
Soda 2 liters, $1
Includes: 7Up, A&W, Sunkist, Canada Dry, Dr. Pepper and Haiwaiian Punch.

Comet cleanser (14 oz.), 2/$1 wyb (2)

Other Good Deals
Soda 12 packs, 4/$10.92 after ad coupon
Includes: 7Up, Dr. Pepper, A&W, Sunkist, Canada Dry and Hawaiian Punch.

Palmolive dish liquid (25 oz.), $2.49
--$0.50 off Palmolive (5/19 SS)
$1.99 after coupon!

Huggies Little Swimmers, $6.99
Get 1,000 Bonus Reward points wyb (2).
--$1.50 off Little Swimmers (5/19 SS)
--$1 off Little Swimmers printable
As low as $5.49 after coupon!

First aid products, $3.99 (Benadryl 1 oz.; Neosporin; Band-aid bandages 10-80 ct.)
Get 2,000 Bonus Reward points wyb (2).
--$2 off Benadryl topical (4/7 RP)
--$1 off Benadryl topical printable
--$2 off Neosporin printable
--$1 off Neosporin (4/7 RP)
--$0.75 off (2) Band-aid bandages (4/7 RP)
--$0.75 off (2) Band-aid bandages printable
As low as $2.99 each after coupons, plus get points!

Thermacare Cold Joint or Muscle Wrap, $7.99
Get 2,000 Bonus Reward points wyb (1).
--$3 off Thermacare (5/19 RP)
$4.99 OOP, plus get points!

General Mills cereal, 2/$5 wyb (2)
--Use $1 off (2) store coupon (May booklet).
--$0.60 off Honey Nut Cheerios printable
--$0.60 off Honey Nut Cheerios printable
--$0.60 off Honey Nut Cheerios printable
--$1 off (2) Cinn. Toast Crunch printable
As low as $1.40 per box after stacked coupons!

Daisy cottage cheese (16 oz.), $1.99

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Book review: "Pastors' Wives" by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

I just finished reading "Pastors' Wives" by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen. I finished the book, BUT I was seriously offended by this book as a whole.

I understand that this is a fiction book. However, it was extremely difficult for me to read it as fiction because I am a pastor's wife. I felt like this book shed a very negative light on pastors' wives and that was hard to stomach from my perspective.

The three pastors' wives in this book seem to be drama magnets and that's what the entire book centers around. I feel like that is not an accurate representation of pastors' wives. As a pastor's wife, I do whatever I can to stay out of the limelight and not attract drama. I also did not care for the fact that the senior pastor's wife had so much control at the church (this stems from my personal religious beliefs as a LCMS Lutheran).

I could list many more "issues" that I had with this book, but that's not the point. If you are able to read this book strictly as fiction, then you will likely enjoy it. If, like me, it hits closer to home, then it will more than likely not be as enjoyable for you (and may be slightly offensive).

Read more reviews and more about the author at the Litfuse website.

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Book review: "It Happened at the Fair" by Deeanne Gist

While we were out of town for a week, I read the book "It Happened at the Fair" by Deeanne Gist. I don't read many historical fiction novels, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book!

This is a very long book (about 400 pages), but I honestly read it fairly quickly. Once I got started, I was hooked into the story and couldn't wait to continue reading!

This story focuses on the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The main characters are a man and a woman. The man, Cullen McNamara, is an inventor who is showcasing his product at the Fair. The woman, Della Wentworth, is a teacher of the deaf who is at the Fair with her students. Of course, I am sure that I don't have to tell what happens by the end of the fair. ;)

This novel included so much fun information about the 1893 World's Fair - the descriptions were incredible and easy to imagine. If you like historical fiction, I highly recommend "It Happened at the Fair!".

Read more reviews and learn more about this book on Gist's Litfuse website.

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.