Well, I messed up yesterday. I posted a Saturday picture when I wasn’t finished with Sunday. I’m not going to take you through every moment of my life, just the ones I took pictures of that I haven’t been blogging about. Pretend you care, okay. Humor me.
I guess it was a good mistake though because today is Tackle It Tuesday and while I don’t have before shots, I have the after pictures of my mad organizing spree on Sunday. After I went to CVS and spent $1.50ish on $153.00 worth of stuff.
Before I get to the Tackle It Tuesday pictures, I just got word that I’m TOP MOMMA. What’s that? You don’t know what that means?! Have you been hidden under a rock?
Click for me again and again and again. And when you’re top, I’ll click for you. Well, they said I was top Momma but I don’t see me. Do you?
(EDIT TO ADD: I found me. I’m the blank one. Figures, huh? Always have to be different. Guess it fits my dark fiction, eh?)
Once again, I have neglected the ten or so people who stop by here regularly. I don’t mean to neglect you. Really. So in honor of your dedication despite my disregard I’ll post a week’s worth of photos (and captions) so you know why I’ve not been here paying attention to you.
I think I’ll work backwards. Because I want to.
Sunday April 6.
We went for a walk down our road.
I found some creepy buildings in the woods.
I have story ideas.
The Shack of Many Colors
Click on the picture. Check out the shingles.
What are those little doors for below the window?
Who lived here?
Oh the stories I have blending in my brain.
This little shack was just steps from the Shack of Many Colors.
They should have put matching shingles on it.
I was afraid.
Oh I am so not lying.
I could not. Could NOT open the door of this shed.
It was cracked open when I got there. If you click on the picture,
you can see that there’s something in there.
I was too afraid to look.
This hole in the ground was steps away from the Green Door shack.
This is probably what made me afraid to open the door.
Creepy side view of the Shack of Many Colors
Still on Sunday:
$153.00 worth of stuff at CVS and I spent only $1.46!!!!!!
I’m going to give it a whirl.
Here’s the progress of my first week.
If you want to know the how and why, check out Living Almost Large–I think she explains it way better than I could hope to at this point.
So last week we bought (Feb 3rd flyer):
- (1) 3 packBritta filters for my pitcher
- (4) Shower to Shower powder
- (1) fabric softener
- (3) dishwashing liquid
- (1) bag cough drops
I spent a total of $32.91 and got back $9.00 in the ExtraCare Bucks (ECB’s).
Granted, it may take us 3 months to use the filters, powder, and dishwashing liquid, probably a month for the fabric softener, but it is stuff that I use constantly.
I didn’t buy anything that we don’t normally use and I only bought the amounts I did to get the ECB’s.
When I go back to CVS, I will be able to use manufacturer’s coupons and pay with the ECB’s I received.
I went back and got (still Feb 3 flyer)
- (3) Speed Stick deodorants
- (1) Garnier conditioner
- (2) 75% off girlie lip glosses for part of a birthday present
- (1) V05 Shampoo
- (1) Gain laundry detergent
- (1) 75% off after shave for Phil
- (5) Boost Smoothies
- (2) Reese’s Cups singles
- (1) Venus Razor w/5 blades
- (1) Eyeshadow
- (1) Valentine candy for Zane
After using ECB’s, I paid $33.91 cash, got back $32 ECBs
The new CVS flyer started yesterday (Feb 10 flyer) so I looked it over and headed out to see what kind of damage I could do. I had $32 in ECB’s from the last trip.
- (3) Charmin 9-packs
- (1) Bounty 8-pack
- (5) 81mg Asprin
- (1) Colgate White
- (1) Spongebob Colgate for kids
- (1) Excedrin Sinus/Headache
- (3) Battery operated toothbrushes
- (2) 8-packs of toothbrushes
- (2) 2 litres of Diet Pepsi Max
- (2) Milky Way fun size packs
My total was $51. I handed the cashier my manufacturer’s coupons and my ECB’s. My total was then $15.45 and I got $17.95 in ECB’s back.
My running total looks like this:
Spent cash: 82.35
– ECB’s rec’d: 58.43
$23.92! That’s 71% off of my total spending!
I’d say this is well worth my time and effort.