How much do you Love McDonalds??

Are you a McDonalds lover like me? I am not sure why, I think it’s my parents fault (they started me early) but I have always had a love for McDonalds fast food. This morning I went over to The Finer Things in Life Blog she was sharing with everyone her Happy Meal Excitment that she found over on THIS site. Defintily go visit it and let me know what you think !!

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Weekly Savings: My grocery’s for the week…

VG’s Food Store (a local grocery store to me) is currently tripling coupons up to .99 cents til mid-July so here is what I got this week:
3- Mahatma Rice $1.25 tripled . 50 coupon making items free
2-Hormel Pepperoni 2.39 tripled .75 coupon item’s cost .04 cents each
1-Velvetta shells and cheese individual 1.39 tripled .55 coupon making item free
2-Gerber Grad’s snacks 2.19 each tripled .55/2 coupon making 1.37 (which is cheap for these)

Total Cost was $3.54

Meijer
30 Jello 6/$3 minus 10-1.25/3 coupons minus 3-1.50/10 store coupon makes them free plus overage
(did this deal 5 times)Koolaid 20/$2 get mac and cheese 5pk free with purchase used free capri sun coupon with purchase of 5 pk plus printed a catalina for free 5lb bag of sugar total cost $2
at the end I also had a $2 oyno and $4 oyno catalinas so total cost was $5

Shopping Bill for the week $8.54

I am excited for some of next weeks deals with coupons there will be free smart pasta at meijer.

Menu Planning Monday


Here are my dinner plans for this week, for more great ideas of what to put on your table check out orgjunkie.com there are over 200 weekly participants in MPM.

Monday: Whatever is in the freezer… corn dogs, freezer meals, bosco sticks…
Tuesday: Sub sandwich with fruit and chips
Wednesday: Spaghetti with meatballs, bread, and salad
Thursday: baked chicken with mashed potatoes and mixed veggies
Friday: PIZZA @ fireworks
Saturday: we will be at a party so whatever they serve
Sunday: Steak and cheesy potatoes

Finer Things Friday: My Children, they make me smile


As I type right now my 18 month old son is dancing (in his high chair) to the music from the news. The other day I had my children in their playroom and I was upstairs checking my email I heard my son gettting mad so I told my daughter to let him out of the play room upstairs he comes all dressed up in her dress up clothes and doll clothes. She had him in a white silk shirt, with a baby bonnet on, and a bib. He was not happy, but so cute I couldn’t stop laughing. My childrens ability to make me smile is a finer thing.

Kid’s Camp At Home!!!

Weather your children are simply too young or shy to go to camp or you can’t afford those pricy camps Blogger Life as Mom has written it all up for us. She has shared with us her weekly themes and what she will be doing with these themes, it’s wonderful she gives great recommendations for books, crafts, and foods. I am planning to post what my family will be doing each week to go along with her camp, my plans will probably be posted friday or saturday the week before we begin. Here are the themed weeks:
6/15-Welcome to the Jungle
6/22-Camping and The Great Outdoors
6/29-USA/Patriotic
7/6- Digging for Dino’s
7/13- Bugs and Creepy Crawlies
7/20- Good Ole Fashion Fun
7/27- Around the World
8/3- Outer Space
8/10- Transportation
8/17- Sports
8/24- Bon Appetit! Cooking with Kids
8/31- Boats and Waterways
9/7- Trains

My family missed the first two weeks, oceans of fun, and back on the farm so I will probably just as these on at the end of the summer.

Welcome to the Jungle

It’s wednesday but we are going to head out to the library to get some books. We will also rent a DVD probably Jungle Book.

Crafts:
Jungle Binoculars
Make our own Book of Jungle Animals
Coloring Pages

Food:
Jungle Juice
Chocolate coverd Banana’s (becuase they come from the jungle)

we are not sure what this weeks other activities will be just yet but we will keep ya posted.

Rollar Coaster Mommy

I feel like a Rollar Coaster Mommy, because I am always up and down. I have fought depression for most of my life and being a mom makes it even harder. I find that some days I honestly don’t know what to do with my kids. As I am typing this I am watching Oprah talking about going without t.v.’s and computers for a week… I can’t say that I could do this. What would I do? What would my kids do? I feel very guilty because I am so very blessed with getting to stay home with my kids, and yet I don’t take advantage of the time I could spend with my kids. I have a 3 year old and a 18 month old and am pregnant with number 3 all I can think now is what will I do with more?? I feel like the only way to make myself get up and go is to get out of the house. I have to socialize almost every day with other moms to mentally function. I often feel lost or lonely with my kids and I do love them and I do want to be home with them. But I haven’t found my nitch as being a mom yet. I have gatherd ideas and helped others but not myself… So this is why I call myself Rollar Coaster Mommy…