I frosted twinkies and then dipped them into coconut and shoved little gummy candies in the middle, followed by orange sprinkles as the caviar. I also used Little Debbie swiss rolls and wrapped them in fruit by the foot (I had to paint these with food coloring since they didn't sell the color I needed) and shoved candies in again. I also cut little powdered donuts in half and wrapped fruit by the foot around it with a Swedish fish inside. The wasabi is tinted frosting and the ginger doesn't look that great, but is mango flavored fruit roll ups.
And here was Lindsays gift that she can hang on her wall. She requested a picture with her and Teesha in it so this is what I came up with. The nametag states: Hello, my name is: Stud Muffin. And the little piece of paper he's holding says: Take a number. Click on the pick to view larger:
...and multiply your food storage???
Being the "bargain seeker" that I am, I thought I would share with you an amazing tip that a good friend of mine posted on her blog. Thanks Gina!!! Click here to read her post. Make sure you scroll down toward the bottom where you see a picture of groceries and then start reading. Click here to view her post with the grand total. Here's one more post you may be interested in... click here.
So... last night I decided to check it out and see if I, too, could save some green ones. I started out by going to Pinching Your Pennies.
Then I clicked on "State Forums."
Then I scrolled down to, and clicked on "Utah's Screaming Deals."
Then I found where it lists the most recent Albertson's ad and clicked on it.
Everything else should be pretty self-explanatory. It will show you all the items in the add, along with the price and whether there's a coupon you can use and if so, what the final price will be with the coupon. It has some links for you to print out coupons.
Anyway, I had to pass this along to all my friends and family because I CARE!!! lol....
Some of the things I bought was: 2-18pk eggs, 3 gallons milk, 13 boxes of cereal, 2 boxes of granola bars, 4 boxes mac n cheese, 4 cans progresso soup, 2-6 packs ramen, 2 lbs pasta, 2 cans olives, 4 cans Hunts spaghetti sauce, 4 cans tomato soup, 2 lbs mayo, ketchup, 5 lbs. ground beef, almost 5 lbs drumsticks, tortillas, 7.5 lbs bananas, 6 lbs apples.
My total bill tonight was $67.63, with coupons tendered being $81.81, and total items purchased: 55. Total Savings: $83.92.
I know I'm sounding a little too excited about this, but I think you will too if you try it out and see how much you save and how little you pay. Yahoo!!!
I'd love to hear your success stories too with this whole coupon thing. I'm all about deals 8-)
For all of you out there who are wondering what to make for dinner, this blog is for you. I like to keep track of what I've made for dinner and whether was a hit or miss. When I'm planning out my next weeks menu, I can refer to this and get ideas rather than searching through recipe books and notes. It'll keep me better organized.
To view my new addition, click here, or you can locate it on my Gardner Villa blog in the upper right hand corner under "The Gardner Brain." It's called: Gardner Eats.
Tell me what you think...
These pictures are from back to front since I didn't want to take the time to change the order. I wish there were a quicker way to move pictures around in blogger. If anyone knows, give me a shout. FYI- Each months layout has pictures of whoever's birthday it is that month (except for November when there are no birthdays, and April, but I threw Pops in there) Click on the picture to view larger: