Friday, October 30, 2015

Our First Texas Homecoming

After many, many years our girlies finally got a chance to experience their first Texas Homecoming! The Knights put on a show with a big win over Wagner and the girls got to sport mums made by their very talented Grammie. 

 Saturday night, SHS put on a 50's theme Homecoming Dance that was tons of fun! Paige LOVES a theme, so eventually she decided to go with that instead of a traditional homecoming dress. 

Of course, we had to get in a few pics with her Jeep.

 Then it was off to the dance with her friends Hannah and Holly, who decided to stick with the theme too!

 I just had to include this one. A week or so later I got this picture of Paige's cousin Ciara and I HAD to do a split screen. I had not sent this pic of Paige out and I thought it was so funny that Ciara did the foot pop too!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Menu Plan Monday... On A Tuesday!

Between yesterday being Columbus Day and the kids being off school and all the leftovers we had from our BBQ on Sunday, this week's menu just didn't make it on Moday. So... I bring to you Menu Plan Tuesday.

Butternut Squash Muffins and assorted fruits and yogurts
We always have Advocare protein shakes as a backup. Currently in the pantry are vanilla and pb& chocolate shakes
Milk/OJ/Coffee/Advocare Spark

Ham and cheese sandwich, string cheese, carrots, grapes, trail mix, and chocolate chip cookies with a fizzy water to drink. After school snack is pear slices with almond butter

Italian Almond Crusted Pork Chops with Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli
Turkey and Zucchini Chipotle Meatballs with Asparagus
Chipotle Chicken with Tarragon Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Kale and Caramelized Onion Frittata with Grapes
Smoked Pork Shoulder and Salad Greens with Shredded Carrot, Radishes, and Sunflower Seeds
Taco Salads

Sunday Dessert

That's it for this week. I hope you all have a great week filled with healthy, tasty food!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

First Meet of the Season

Thursday night Paige had her first meet of her Sophomore swim season. She swam the Butterfly leg of the 200 Medley Relay, the 200 Freestyle Relay, the 50 Freestyle, and the 100 Breaststroke. She did such a great job, and we are so proud of her! Some of you who see above that she swam a Fly may be a little confused. Paige has made no secret about her dislike for that particular stroke. HOWEVER, during the time trials a few weeks ago, she turned in her second best time by far in the Butterfly! Her coach is jumping on that little nugget and has made it her mission that the Fly is going to be Paige's second best stroke by the time she is finished with her. Since the Fly is not a heavily swam stroke, I am all for it! 

Go Knights!

Girl has started building some muscle. Look at those shoulders! In fact, when I ordered her FFA jacket, I had to order size up to fit her shoulders and arms!

Arrrr Maties!

Love our Knight! 

I also decided to play around with the black and white setting on my camera. I'm a little rusty, but I am pretty happy with the way these turned out!

This one is my absolute favorite of Paige!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Moneymaker Trip to CVS!!!

Now that we are all settled in and my couponing system is up and running again, I decided to do a test run at our local CVS. My total for everything pictured below was $0.00!!!!!

Here's how the deal worked out....

* 4 Dawn dish soaps, priced at $0.99 each. I used 4 manufacturer's coupons for $0.25 each, bringing          my total to $2.96.

* 1 each Pantene shampoo, conditioner, and hairspray, priced at 3 for $11.00. I used 1 $4/2 manufacturer's coupon for the shampoo and conditioner and 1 $1.50 manufacturer's coupon for the hairspray, bringing my total to $5.50.

* 4 Tide with Downy detergents, priced at $5.94 each. I used 4 $2 manufacturer's coupons for a total of $15.76

* 1 can of Campbell's Tomato Soup, priced at $0.88.

* 2 packs of Tic Tacs, priced at $1.92 for both (BOGO for $0.25)

* 3 packs of Extra Pumpkin Spice gum (I think it's gross, but Summer loves it) for $2.74 for all 3 (B2G1 Free)

* 3 packs of Scunci hair elastics for $5.98 for all 3 (B2G1 Free)

* 1 Rimmel Salon Pro nail polish priced at $2.99. I used a $1 manufacturer's coupon, bringing my total to $1.99

* 1 each Almay makeup remover and Sally Hansen nail strengthener, priced at $6.49 each. I used a 30% off any beauty CVS coupon, a $3 off any Almay product CVS coupon, and a $2 off any Almay manufacturer's coupon for a total of $4.89

My total for everything above came to $41.00
I used a $5/$15 purchase and a $4 beauty rewards CVS coupons, bringing my total to $32.81
I used $32 in Extra Care bucks earned from previous purchases for a grand total of $0.00!

From today's purchases I received $15 in Extra Care Bucks to use on future purchases and I came home and submitted my receipt for the $0.50 of Campbell's Soup and $0.75 off Pantene MobiSave rebates, the $0.20 off any gum Ibotta rebate, and the $0.20 off Tic Tacs Shopmium rebate. With the rebates and the ECB's, this shopping trip became a $16.65 money maker!