Sunday, October 10, 2010

The "littlest" DuBois

Abigail-Grace Maria DuBois joined the DuBois Family on
September 24, 2010 at 1:59 AM
7 lbs 2 oz and 20 inches long


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Huggies Clearance! Total cost-$4.46 + tax

This week Rite Aid has jumped on the diaper clearance bandwagon!  We use Huggies usually, and with the recent overflow of $3.00 coupons it was perfect!  However, they also had Pampers, Luvs , an Rite Aid brand on clearance too...including Easy Ups, and the store brand pull ups!  All 50% off!!!

This Rite Aid deal worked perfectly for dear husband has patiently been asking me to pick him up some sunglasses, and diapers are ALWAYS in season in the DuBois house!

Here's how this deal worked out...

(2) Huggies Mega Packs-$8.99 each
(1) Mens Style Science Sunglasses -$9.99
(1) Kids Foster Grant Sunglasses-$3.49 (buy one get one half off)

$5/$25 Rite Aid Coupon
(2) $3 off Huggies 
(1) $4 off Kids Foster Grant Rite Aid Video Value
TOTAL: $16.46

Submit Single Check Rebate for ...
$2.00 on Huggies Rebate #53
$10.00 on Sunglasses Rebate #84

TOTAL AFTER REBATE $4.46 + tax!!!!!

 Need More Huggies coupons?  Here are a few more to keep around, buy more diapers on clearance!
 $3 off Huggies AND/OR $4/2 off Huggies

Note:  there is also rebate #800.  Buy 5 packs of Huggies between 4/23-7/22,  get a voucher a FREE PACK!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Annabelle's ONE

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter on a shoestring!

This year on Easter we are so blessed to have some out of town friends joining us.  ( Well, Michelle and Brad aren't confirmed yet, but we are still praying that they are able to find some tickets)  In addition, we have invited some in town friends to join us too!

So, the menu plan will be a little fun this year.  My dear friend Katie mentioned that she always thinks of Filipino food when she thinks of Easter in California, since that is what my mom served the Spring that she visited when we were Juniors in High School.  So, this year, to reminisce of those times, we are doing a traditional / Filipino dinner!

So the menu will be huge!

Honey Baked Ham- (not from the store..I'm going to try to make it myself!)
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy- .44 5 lbs potatoes
Green Beans-FREE stockpiled frozen beans
Scalloped Corn-FREE stockpiled in pantry
FREE-dressing stockpiled
.75 1 lb cuties
.60 feta cheese
Deviled Eggs-$1.50 for eggs and Miracle whip
Glazed carrots?-
KP's famous rolls ( she doesn't know that she is making them yet:) )
.20- from scratch with bread flour

Chicken Adobo-
3 lbs chicken quarters-
Soy Sauce-FREE  Stockpiled sale with a coupon
rice noodles-.99
cabbage-.12 (1/4 head)
lemon- .95 (3 lemons)
green onion- .20 (3 stalks of onion)
shredded carrot-
1/2 lb shrimp-
snap peas-
Lumpia- 9.99  2.5 lbs
Filipino BBQ Chicken-  
5 lbs chicken thighs
marinade- FREE -I have some in my pantry
Steamed Rice -10 cups- $1.25

I can't wait!  I will add prices as we go along...  Wish me luck!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

$2 Huggies at KMart thru 3/30/10

Go HERE , and print off 2 $3.00 coupons 
Then, email me at for a $10 off $20 purchase at KMart.

Huggies are 9.99, so you will have to throw in a pack of gum or something to get you over the $20.00.

$19.98  2 packs of Huggies
       .25 gum
-$6.00  2 $3 off coupons
-$10.00  off $20 purchase coupon
$4.23 plus tax

I did this deal a few days ago, and it worked flawlessly!  I have heard some rumors that KMart is not honoring this coupon, but I assure you it is a valid coupon!  KMart posted on THEIR site.  It has since been removed, and change, because of its popularity....but  this one should still be honored.

Here she is...our newest little precious girl!  Thank you to all of my wonderful friends who have praying for my first trimester sickness...It was quite a doozy...but I am feeling so much better these days!

Get back on the horse!

Well, frugal living has taken somewhat of a backseat since the baby was born.  The first few months was definitely survival mode!  That "survival" turned into "habit" really quick!  Annabelle is almost one now, and we are still living without a written plan or budget.  We are certainly feeling the pinch!  Though I have cut back in a lot of areas in the last few months, I haven't gotten back full swing into a WRITTEN PLAN!  I am telling you, it make such a difference on your budget when everything has a name!  SO, we are back on the horse, and I am going to once again use my trusty blog to keep me accountable!  Keep POSTED!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Big Sisters!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cash Envelope System

I have been using Dave Ramsey's system to manage our money since Josh & I got married. We basically used cash for all of our purchases, and have used traditional envelopes to stay on track. THEN, I saw these on Money Saving Mom! I am re-energized to get really excited about budgeting!!!

Best of all, they are soooooo easy to make!  You can download a free template at Kelleigh Ratzlaff's site.  I went to Joann's and bought cardstock on sale for 4/$1.  (6-8 sheet is more than enough)  Regular paper would work too, however it might not be quite as durable.