Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Healthy Eating & New Meal Plan

Well after using for about a week now I've been able to grasp what I'm missing in my nutrition. This has allowed me to create a new meal plan. It may seem odd to the majority but we are heavily lacking calories and some important Vitamins! So this meal plan has been created for us.. Healthy High Calorie Foods!

7:00 Breakfast:
-Smoothies & Starches (hash browns, Toast, Biscuits)
-Yogurt & Granola & Fruit

It appears I'm ridiculously low on vitamins A,C,D and Iron.
The milk should cover vitamins A&D I will track my progress to confirm..
Vitamin C Supplement 1000mg (1 Daily)
Iron Supplement 10-20mg (1 daily- 18mg recommended daily)

9:30 Morning Snack:
-Milk (2 cups whole)

-Celery & Peanut Butter
-Peanut Butter Crackers
-Apple Slices & Nuts (Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews)

12:00 Lunch:
-1 Soda or Fruit Juice

Wraps (Spinach/White Tortillas)
    -Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef, Tuna etc
    -Mayo, Honey Mustard, Ranch etc
    -Romaine, Spinach, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers etc
W/ Potato Salad, Baked Chips

2:30 Snack
(Same as Morning Snack -Milk)

5:00 Dinner:
Beverage of choice (milk, juice, water)
-Chicken, Fish, Beef, Pork (I love pork but we try to keep it minimal)
-Potatoes, Rice, Sweet Potatoes, Squash, Zucchini, Eggplant
-Green Beans, Broccoli, Sugar Snap Peas, Mixed Veggies

7:00 &9:00 Nighttime Snacks:
-Ice Cream
-Sweet & Salty Trail Mix
-Or any snacks from above

I will start this hopefully on Monday once my grocery trip has been fulfilled!
If anyone has any input on iron supplements please feel free to comment!
And you can sign up and track your own nutrition! It's free and user friendly!!

Friday, August 10, 2012


Mega Swagbucks Friday!!
Don't miss out!!

Search & Win

So there are some botique sites that take advantage of being botiques and offer sky high prices..
Not this site!!
They offer the cutest stuff and at affordable prices!!
You must register to see the deals!
But no worries.. it's free!!!

$20.00                      $15.00                      

    $10.00                     $8.00          

Sign up now to get your free card reader and app!!
Great for the small business owner!!

Pay Anywhere

Fall is coming!!!
and so is dry skin lol.

Now I know that we are wayyy past the whole mail thing but you know I still enjoy getting prizes in mailbox!
It's nice to get something besides bills in the mail lol.

Here are some of the parties currently being offered:

Well this is super cool!!
I may do this myself! Everyone loves free name brand stuff!
I just found this so I'm still checking it out but it looks like you can everything from Barbie to Ziploc and a HUGE amount of things!!
What a great reason to host a party!!!
(You can also sign up for House Lab and get rewarded for your opinion!)

Head & Shoulders Shampoo and Conditioner
Get a sample of Head and Shoulders!
You must register or be a member of p&g
(free to register & worth it!!)

If you haven't yet be sure to register for this little freebie!!
You can request one every 3 months!!
I can't wait! I can't request again until October!
But this is loaded with lots of coupons!
(p&g will also send you occasional coupons in the mail and in your inbox!)

What coupons are in the paper this Sunday?

8-12 Smartsource coupon preview

Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!
(/X) after coupon = expiration date
() before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes
DND5 = coupon states Do Not Double, but barcode starts w/a 5

Smartsource coupon insert
Air Wick Save $1/1 Freshmatic Ultra refill excludes free item packs (9/9)
Air Wick Save $2/1 Freshmatic starter kit excludes free item packs (9/9)
Barilla Save $1/1 microwaveable meal (10/6)
Barilla Save $1/1 microwaveable meal (11/3)
Biore Buy any pore strip, get cleanser free up to Save $7 (9/30/120
Buddig Save $.75/4 original 2oz packages (11/30)
Cheer Save $2/1 detergent (9/30) ETS
Clairol Save $2/1 Nice ‘n Easy or Natural Instincts (9/30) ETS
Clairol Save $3/1 Natural Instincts or Nice ‘n Easy non-permanent hair color products (9/30)
Claritin Save $2/1 Children’s Syrup 4oz (9/9)
Claritin Save $3/1 Children’s Chewables 20ct+ (9/9)
Claritin Save $3/1 Children’s syrup 4oz (8/19)
Colgate Save $.40/1 adult or kids toothbrush excluding Plus and Extra Clean (9/1)
Colgate Save $.75/1 Max Fresh, Total, Optic White or Sensitive toothpaste 4oz+ (9/1)
Cottonelle Save $.50/2 flushable moist wipes (9/23) ETS
Cottonelle Save $.50/2 toilet paper 4pks or Save $.50/1 toilet paper 9pk+ (9/23)
Daisy Save $.45/1 cottage cheese (10/6)
Dannon Save $.50/3 Oikos 5.3oz cups or Save $.50/1 Oikos multipack (9/30)
Depend Save $1/1 Guards for Men (9/22)
Depend Save $1/1 product (9/22)
Depend Save $1/1 Real Fit or Silhouette product (9/22)
Era Save $.50/1 detergent (9/30)
Frigo Save $.55/1 Cheese Heads 10oz+ (10/31)
Gain Save $.40/1 detergent or fabric softener (9/30) ETS
Gain Save $1/2 detergents or fabric softeners (9/30) ETS
Huggies Save $.50/1 baby wipes 56ct+ (9/8)
Huggies Save $1.50/1 diapers (9/8)
Huggies Save $1.50/1 Little Movers, Little Snugglers or Overnites diapers (9/8)
Irish Spring Save $.50/1 multi-bar pack 3pk+ or body wash excluding 2.5oz size (9/1)
Ken’s Save $1/1 16oz dressing (9/30)
Kleenex Save $.50/3 boxes 50ct+ or Save $.50/1 bundle pack (9/23) ETS
Kleenex Save $1/2 hand towels (9/30)
Kotex Save $1.50/2 Natural Balance pads (9/22)
Kotex Save $1/1 U product (9/22) ETS
Kotex Save $1/2 Natural Balance liners 33ct+ (9/22)
Kotex Save $1/2 Natural Balance tampons (9/22)
Lance Save $.55/1 Cracker Home Pack 8ct+ (9/30)
Lance Save $.75/1 Cracker Creations (9/30)
Method Save $.75/1 Mickey or Minnie hand wash (12/31)
Method Save $1/1 cleaning spray (12/31)

8-12 RedPlum Coupon Preview

Date: August 7th, 2012

8-12 RedPlum Coupon Preview
Sunday coupon preview
Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!
(x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes

RedPlum Coupon Preview
Beringer Wine Save $1/1 750ml or 1.5l bottle dnd Valid in CA or NV (9/9)
Chateau St. Jean Wine Save $1/1 750ml bottle dnd Valid in CA or NV (9/9)
Covergirl Save $1/1 face product (9/30) ETS
Covergirl Save $5/2 LashBlast mascaras (9/30) ETS
Garnier Save $2/1 moisturizer (11/12)
Gillette Save $1/1 disposable razor (9/30) ETS
Gillette Save $4/1 Fusion ProGlide razor (9/30) ETS
Good’n Natural Free bar up to Save $1.29 (9/15)
L’Oreal Save $.25/1 Vive Pro shampoo or conditioner (10/7)
L’Oreal Save $.75/1 Studio Line styling product (10/7)
L’Oreal Save $1/1 Colour Riche nail product (10/7)
L’Oreal Save $1/1 haircolor product (10/7)
L’Oreal Save $1/1 Paris lip product (10/7)
L’Oreal Save $3/1 Elnett 100oz hairspray (10/7) ETS
L’Oreal Save $4/2 haircolor products (10/7)
Nivea Save $1/1 hand or body lotion 1.7-13.5floz (9/9)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


So I know my blog has been a bit stark lately, but I've been busy researching and working!
New things to look forward to:
Gobs of Mommy resources
More Work at Home Information
Financial Discussions
And lots more money saving deals!
-I am also preparing to become a .com!!
So everyone enjoy your Wednesday!
More updates to come later!

So here are some more ways to make a little bit of extra cash..
Earn some extra cash!!
This definitely isn't a "get rich quick" kind of thing but.. extra cash is always good.
Fill out surveys, do some tasks.. every little bit helps!
(Get $5 just for signing up!)
-You can redeem via check, paypal or direct deposit after earning $25

Free Money at FusionCash!

Swagbucks is another great way to earn some extra stuff!!
I'm finding new ways everyday to earn more points!
Use your points for gift cards etc!!
If surveys and watching tv isn't your thing then download the toolbar and do searches..
I earned 29 swagbucks yesterday on ONE search!
(Note that points vary and are not awarded EVERY time you search)

Search & Win
(Read about the Swagbucks Superstars here!)

And last but not least Cash Crate
Another good point/cash site!
(Surveys, offers, tasks, etc)
-Redeem cash after earning $20
Get Paid To Do Free Offers!

I am a member of all 3 of these sites!
They won't get you rich fast but you can make a little something on the side..
I recommend opening a special email account for these seeing as you will most likely get some spam..
I absolutely HATE spam so I use OtherInbox to keep it OUT of my regular email and so far I'm super impressed!
(So far= about 3-4 months now)
I rarely (if ever) receive spam anymore, it goes straight to the spam folder, which is fabulous because I get upwards of 1,000 spam messages a day between surveys, offers and coupons but I never have to see them :)
If you do get a message in your inbox you don't wish to see ever again move it to the "Unsubscribe" folder and OtherInbox will do the process for you!!
I can't tell you how great it is to not have to deal with unsubscribing from each email individually it's absolutely amazing!!
Now, back to business-
Remember these kind of things take time and patience! If you stick with it you can do fairly well in a months time..
Think about if you only earn $10/day, that's still an extra $300/month!!
That's a month's grocery bill for us!!
(The higher paying offers may require a purchase, but as an example, if you get $10 just for trying the product and all you have to pay is the $1.95 S&H you're still making $8.05 and receiving a free product.. just make sure it's something you would use or are interested in.. but honestly you can earn money without ever paying a cent!)

I'm still preparing for a rather large update!
The next update will include an extensive researched amount of mom resources
so don't miss out!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday Savings

Well I finished clipping coupons and checking out this weeks deals so far and..
Target has a great deal on Bounce Bars (which I love btw).

Buy 2 Bounce Bars (6 month) $8.00 each = $16.00
Get a free $5.00 Target Gift Card!

I usually don't go for the gift card deals, but this one was worth sharing!
$16.00 is pretty reasonable for a year's supply... That's under $1.50/month.
If you live in one of the areas that got the Target insert on 6/29 you can save another $1.00!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy August!

Good Morning!!

Well the way I grocery shop has changed forever thanks to this site!

I came across this in an email 2 days before grocery day
 and I had the best grocery trip ever!
I shop Target, Winn Dixie, and Walmart and this site let's me browse the deals and print a complete list! You can even add things that aren't in the sales! The absolute best thing is that it gives me a total price based on my list! I can't brag about this enough... Having a complete detailed list was absolutely amazing and I was able to easily match up my coupons! I got everything that I needed according to my meal plan and stayed on budget!!
I will try to post my savings breakdown later this afternoon!
Hope everyone has a fabulous day!!

August means new coupons!!
WOW! I am impressed with this time around!
Some really great ones I'm printing mine today to make sure I don't miss out!!
Be sure to check Pillsbury before printing the Pillsbury coupons usually has them for $0.10 more ;) 

Pretty in Pink under $9.00
NB Floral Print Dress With PantyNB Floral Dress with Polka Dot TrimNB Polka Dot Dress
Find them here

-I try to remember to play the instant win game daily..
It only takes a few seconds and you can't win if you don't play!

You can also enter DAILY to win $50,000, a grand prize, 3rd, 2nd, & 1st prize.
(Play games & print coupons & find recipes too!)

Tyson has these new little sandwiches and bowls!!
And a coupon!!!

My VintageModMom Post
Some new things from ModCloth!

      New Arrivals - Never Say Neigh DressNew Arrivals - Teacher Comforts DressNew Arrivals - Classic Stunner Dress in HorizonNew Arrivals - Errand Go Bragh Dress

Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Again..

Well it's Monday again.
What's on the blog agenda for today?

The Modern-Vintage Mommy Homemaker 101

I am absolutely in love with a new place for me lol.
Some of the styles are a bit expensive but it's a very friendly site and their sales are fabulous!

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Follow Me on Pinterest
Check out my Pinterest to see more!!!
(This search is ongoing)

Also! Ebates offers Cash Back at ModCloth!

Check out Retro Planet for all things... Retro and Awesome!!
Such a cool place to shop/browse!
Plus you earn points with each purchase!!
And to save even more find them on TopCashBack for cash back rewards!

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I have used both Ebates and TopCashBack.. and they are both wonderful!!
TopCashBack offers cash back on Flirty Aprons too!!!

Target Deals of the Week!!
Well there are some great sales coming from Target this week!

General Mills Cereals $2.75ea
Pepsi/Mountain Dew 3/$10
Archer Farms Lunch Meat 3/$7
Quaker Chewy Bars 2/$4
Cascade 60ct $10.99
Huggies/Pampers Jumbo Packs 2/$18
There's a special 15% off clearance on some Glade, AirWick and Febreze Products!
(Bet I can get some great match ups!!)
Ziplocs 3/$8

HP DeskJet 3054A wireless e-All-in-One color printer, scanner and copier
What a great deal on an All-in-One Printer!!
 (Plus recieve a $10 Target Gift Card)

Dirt Devil vacuums

On Sale for $15.00!!!!
I had one of these when I was in college and I LOVED it!!!!
I would really like to have one now.... It's pretty much impossible to get my stairs vacuumed with my larger vacuum! Plus, with a toddler this is great for quick clean ups..
Yup definitely going to have to consider getting one for myself!! lol.

Target is already offering great prices on back to school supplies, but I'm anxious to see what the tax free weekend (Aug 3-4) will bring :)

Failure is a Friend
Well one of the more challenging and frustrating things about being a new Homemaker is that failures are inevitable..
At first it was hard for me to cope with complete failures lol. Especially in the kitchen..
Until I got married I could only cook simple things..
Ramen, Grilled Cheese, Noodles & Sauce..
But now I'm in the big leagues.. Momma and wife.
So I want to make sure my boys have the best!!!
This is going to sound rather ridiculous but, maybe it will encourage someone lol.
My most recent failure turned finally success was something as easy as homemade corn chips.
I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but the price of chips (especially name brands like Doritos, Tostitos, etc) has really shot up.. It's sad when $3 for a bag of chips is sale price.. and coupons for chips like that only come around about once a month.. if we're lucky lol.
So.. I started buying corn tortillas and decided to embark on my own chip making..
At first it was easy.. I was frying them lol.
Needless to say.. the mess, the time, the grease.. just not necessary..
So I decided I could bake them..
Not too hard right??
Well... needless to say it took about 3-4 times before they finally came out completely crunchy... lol.
But once they did it was fabulous..
And all I needed to do was increase the baking time.. (or cut them smaller)
Baking them is so much faster.. and healthier.. and now we can have chips whenever we want!
The other good thing about buying corn tortillas is that you can make so much with them!!
(And they can be frozen)
Make Taco Pies or Super Nachos..
So far I've just used seasoned salt and salt on them which is pretty delicious..
But I think I'm going to try some of the popcorn seasonings..
($1.98ea... can't really beat that..)
I think if I sprinkle some on before I bake them then we can really have homemade chips!!!
I guess I said all that to finally say that last night my husband said:
"I'm glad you don't give up easily"
(crunch, crunch.. as we're eating my baked chips & salsa)
And honestly I guess I'm glad I don't either lol.

Tonight for dinner we're having Crockpot Steak, Mashed Potatoes w/ Homemade Gravy & Veggies (maybe biscuits)
Cooking more from scratch has really saved us some money and honestly ruined my taste for junk food.. lol. I recently bought some BagelBites and HotPockets (favorites of mine) and I found that I didn't like them anymore... I was sad.. but happy too!
After all I prefer my own cooking!!!
I've been keeping a chart with our dinners/prices and it looks like dinner is costing us about $1 each every night :)
Even the Dollar Menu can't beat that...

Well.. No Classy Housewife can be without classy shoes :)
Check out my new love...
satin pleated toe front flat
These are on sale for $13!

And... Heels too :)

bow toe kitten heels
They do carry more than just red lol.
But these are totally cute.

PerkStreet Financial

Okay.. I wrote about PerkStreet in my Financial section but...
My checks and pin number have arrived!!!
Now all I'm waiting on is my debit card..
Looks like I will be using my new account for groceries this time!!
I know a lot of grocery-guru mommas have moved to cash system...
Well..... I had a change of mind on that since I can transfer funds before I go grocery shopping and earn cash back on my purchases...
Plus... who says you have to spend the whole budget??
I think this will be great for us..
Stay tuned I'm going to keep updates on how this is going!!

Well that's all for now!
Check back later for more updates!


Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday! Coupon Preview, Men's Clothing, Crocs & Arbys!!


Am I right??
I love when the weekend is finally here and we can relax after a week of hustle & bustle..

Let's start with the newspaper coupon preview!!
Looks like it's going to be a big clipping weekend!!!
Woo Hoo 3 inserts!! Red Plum, Smart Source, And PepsiCo Moments to Save!!

7-22 RedPlum Coupon PreviewRedplum
Sunday coupon preview
coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!
(x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes

RedPlum Coupon PreviewDole Save $1/1 Aguas Frescas 64oz product (9/16)
Era Save $.50/1 (8/31) ETS
Fungicure Save $1/1 product (9/30)
Garnier Save $2/1 Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme (9/1)
Gillette/Satin Care Save $.55/1 shave prep (8/31) ETS
Gillette/Venus Save $2/1 Gillette Mach3 disposable, Sensor3 disposable, CustomPlus 3 disposable or Venus disposable, Daisy disposable or Daisy3 disposable (8/31) ETS
L’Oreal Save $1/1 Paris cleanser (9/16) ETS
L’Oreal Save $1/1 Paris eye product (9/16)
L’Oreal Save $1/1 Paris moisturizer or serum/treatment (9/16) ETS
L’Oreal Save $2/1 EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure, EverStrong shampoo or conditioner (9/16)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure, EverStrong treatment (9/16)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 EverStyle product (9/16)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 Healthy Look Creme Gloss color (9/16)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 Paris face cosmetic product excludes Magic Perfecting Base .17fl oz mini size (9/16)
Luigi’s Save $.752 real Italian ices (9/30)
Minute Maid Save $.75/2 frozen novelties (9/30)
Pedigree Save $1/2 dog treats (9/22)
Pedigree Save $2/1 dry dog food 15lb+ (9/22)
Swiffer Save $1/both WetJet pads 17ct+ AND WetJet solution (8/31)
Swiffer Save $5/1 WetJet starter kit (8/31)
Ultra Save $1/2 food for dogs cans or trays (9/16)
Ultra Save $3/1 food for dogs (9/16)

7-22 Smartsource coupon preview

Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!
(/X) after coupon = expiration date
() before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes
DND5 = coupon states Do Not Double, but barcode starts w/a 5

Smartsource coupon insert
Air Wick Save $1.50/1 Freshmatic Compact refill excludes free item packs (8/19)
Air Wick Save $1.50/1 Freshmatic Ultra refill excludes free item packs (8/19)
Air Wick Save $2/1 Freshmatic Ultra or Compact starter kit (8/19)
Air Wick Save $2/2 candles (8/19)
Blue Diamond Save $.55/1 chilled or shelf-stable Almond Breeze almondmilk (9/30)
Blue Diamond Save $.75/2 almonds 6oz+ (9/30)
Blue Diamond Save $.75/2 Nut Thins or Baked Nut Chips 4.25oz+ (9/30)
Carefree Save $.50/1 product (8/31)
Clairol Save $2/1 hair color box ets (8/31)
Dole Save $.50/2 tropical fruit cans (9/16)
Farmer John Save $1/2 bacon or breakfast sausages (8/22)
Gain/Cheer Save $1/1 Gain detergent or fabric softener or Cheer product ets (8/31)
Gain/Cheer Save $2/2 Gain detergent or fabric enhancer or Cheer products ets (8/31)
Hill’s Science Diet Save $1/1 Ideal balance dog treats (8/31)
Hill’s Science Diet Save $2/1 Ideal Balance pet food (8/31)

PepsiCo Moments to Save

Sunday coupon preview
Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!
(x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial size
PepsiCo Moments to Save InsertBall Park Save $.75/2 franks (8/11)
Crush Save $1/2 2-liter bottles dnd (8/11)
Doritos Save $1/2 tortilla chips 12oz+ (8/11)
Frito-Lay Save $.75/4 snacks bags 2.15-4oz (8/11)
Hasbro Free card game up to Save $6.99 when you buy an game Save $14.99 or more (8/20)
Lay’s Save $1/2 Kettle Cooked chips 8.5oz+ (8/11)
Lipton/Pure Leaf Save $1/2 Lipton Iced Tea 12pks 16.9oz PET bottles or Pure Leaf 6pks 18.5oz PET bottles (8/11)
Nerf Save $3/1 N-Strike Maverick Rev-6 Blaster or N Sports Weather Blitz Football (8/20)
O.N.E. Save $1/1 coconut water original flavor 1-liter bottle (8/11)
Pepsi Save $.55/1 NEXT 2-liter bottle dnd (8/11)
Pepsi Save $2/2 18, 20, 24 or 30 pack 12oz cans (8/11)
Pepsi B4G1 free 1.5 liter bottle (8/11)
Quaker Save $.75/2 Chewy granola bars or yogurt granola bars 5ct+ dnd (8/11)
Ruffles Save $1/2 potato chips 10oz+ and/or dips 14oz+ (8/11)
Sabra Save $.55/1 Hummus or other refrigerated Sabra dip (8/11)
Starbucks Save $2/2 Frappuccino chilled coffee drink and/or Doubleshot espresso drink 4 packs (8/11)
Sunchips Save $1/2 bags 7oz+ (8/11)
Tostitos Save $1/both tortilla chips 11oz+ AND salsa 14oz+ (8/11)


So I've been looking for a place to find hubby some new work slacks..
It's very funny how easy it is to find discount fashion for women and children, but when it comes to men it's almost like no one expects them to wear clothes lol.

However I've found 1 place so far.. nothing really work related but some nice things:
The Trend: The Work Shirt
(The search on this subject matter will continue :)
If anyone has any input please leave a comment etc!)

Crocs sale today!!!
There's a whole section under $20!!
But hurry they are selling out!!
Love this style, but most of the colors are going fast!!
The brown is on sale for only $9.99

July 23rd Anniversary Event at Arbys!!
$0.64 Roast Beef!!
I don't know about anyone else but I LOVE Arbys!!!
Go here to print a coupon and get a Roast Beef Sandwich for $0.64!!!
(Only redeemable July 23rd!)

So I've been doing the LearnVest Bootcamp and it's really great!!!
Here's some good info that I received yesterday:

Totsy has sandals for $15!!
And they are adorable!!!

They are also hosting their Christmas in July Sale!
So stock up on all things festive!!