First and foremost, I have to apologize to those who like pictures and want to see updates of the kids and our lives... our camera seems to have stopped re-charging :( Alas, I am still enjoying my January budget challenge :)

Target
2 Liter Soda (2) ~ reg ??? (I'm going to guess 1.25, although it may be more), sale 0.79 = 1.58 + 0.20 dep

01/17/2010 Sunday paper (2) ~ 4.00

01/24/2010 Sunday paper (2) ~ 4.00

Meijer (during Super Saturday Sale)
Liners (2) ~ reg 1.09 - $1.50/2 = 0.68
(produced $3 catalina)
All Detergent (3) ~ reg 5.49, sale 3.00 - 3*$2/1 MQ = 3.00

Liners (2) ~ reg 1.09 - $1.50/2 = 0.68
(produced $3 catalina)
Pull-ups ~ reg 9.36, sale 7.99 - $2/1 MQ = 5.99
Paper Towels ~ reg 3.99, sale 1.99 = 1.99

Liners (2) ~ reg 1.09 = 2.18
(produced $3 catalina)
Bananas ~ reg 0.49 / lb. = 1.25
Ketchup ~ reg 0.77 = 0.77
1/2 Gallon Chocolate Milk ~ reg 1.79 - $1.79/1 WYB two milk = free
Milk (2) ~ reg 2.29 = 4.58
Idaho Instant Potatoes (3) ~ reg 1.18, sale 0.99 - 3*$0.40/1 = 1.77
Hunts Tomato Sauce (4) ~ reg 0.79, sale 0.50 - $1/4 SQ - $1/3 MQ = free
Frozen Broccoli (3) ~ reg 1.29, sale 1.00 - $1/3 MQ = 2.00

Meijer cheese (2) ~ reg 2.24, sale 1.50 = 3.00
Soda ~ reg 4.28, sale 2.29 = 2.29 + 0.60 dep
Frozen Broccoli (3) ~ reg 1.29, sale 1.00 - $1/3 MQ = 2.00

Tax: 1.35
Total: 34.13 - 2.50 catalina - 3*3.00 catalina = 22.63 (saved 47.27)

TOTAL this week: 1.78 + 8.00 + 22.63 = 32.41 (saved 48.19)

January total: 32.27 + 45.76 + 65.57 + 2.89 + 32.41 = 178.90 ($21.10 left for the month), saved 504.66

Luckily I'm still holding onto a $10 Family Fare gift card and some cans that can be returned, if needed :) I'm going to try not to use either one, just for the fun of it... but we'll see :)


(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!







Tiece of Cake

I've finally decided to make a blog (Tiece of cake) dedicated to cakes... as to not consume the family blog.

(photograph by Mindy Leigh Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Madisyn Grace

Madisyn Grace
"Baby" & "M" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Landon Adrian

Landon Adrian
"LD" & "Bubba" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)