July 30, 2011

Grocery Shopping for this past week = $49.01

This week was pretty good! I was very excited about County Market's Penny Pincher coupons! There were so many in that booklet that we could use! If you have any extras, please send them my way. Here's what we came home with...

Schnucks = $6.67

County Market: $26.85
I used lots of Penny Pincher coupons!

Our Garden and Grandma's Garden: Free!!

Big Lots = $15.49

Total spent on groceries this week was $49.01, out of a $50/week budget. Did you score any good deals this week?

July 23, 2011

Grocery Shopping for the week = $48.32

I wanted to explain that I haven't been using coupons on grocery shopping lately, because our computer that I had been using to print coupons has since died. So therefore, I have not been hitting up the stores for great deals anymore. I've mostly stuck to Aldi's and the sale items.

If you are from the Champaign area, I highly recommend checking out The Frugal Family's Blog. She has a wealth of information on her blog and she's local!

This week wasn't too exciting. Here's what I bought at County Market for $15.56. The M&Ms were a splurge. I had been craving chocolate!

I also stopped at Aldi's because we needed a few staple items in our home. Total spent for below items: $32.66.

Total spent this week on groceries was: $48.32. This is according to our $50/week grocery budget.

July 11, 2011

Garden Update & Surprise Squash Plant

Our garden is taking off at full speed! Here are our raised beds:

Our tomatoes are doing well. They need better staking, but here's one of our Big Tom's!

And here are a couple of our surprise squash that we have no idea what it's going to be. It's exciting to find out!

We think it might be watermelon. Possible a seed that was thrown into the compost has now taken over most of the garden walk-ways.

And I'm so proud of our broccoli for forming this past week! I had my doubts as to whether or not it would produce anything.

And our beans are also taking off and climbing over everything around it:

Now all we need is some good rain to fill up our rain barrel!

July 10, 2011

Grocery shopping for 2 weeks = $62.66

Okay, folks, I know I haven't posted a photo of our groceries in awhile, so here's one of our latest. I couldn't (for the life of me) find out how to rotate this photo, so I'm posting it sideways. Sorry about that.

This photo is from Aldi's and we spent $58.03:

Then we stopped at Schnucks to get some items they didn't have at Aldi's. We also stopped by their clearance isle to find a box of cereal for $1.56. Our boys love that cereal, so I picked that one up as well. Total spent here - $4.63.

Total spent: $62.66. Not too bad for 2 weeks of groceries. How did you do this week?