This was a good shopping trip for stocking up on pantry items. I purchased 25 items for under $20. First stop was the Dollar General website which I clipped the digital coupons (even tho I didn't use any) , second I did a survey from my last receipt and I was emailed a coupon $2.00 off $20.00 all before leaving home. Other than coupons I had a list of items that I want to stock my pantry with, mostly canned items for longer storage. The other items like flour, sugar, brownie mix and instant potatoes will be fairly quickly. The Gold Metal AP Flour was $2.00 for 5 lbs, that's a pretty price. DG brand of sugar was $2.00 for 4 lbs as well. Since I bake a lot I try to keep those staples on hand. Canned vegetables are 2/$1.00, canned diced tomatoes are $0.70 each, Carnation Evaporated milk $1.00 and DG brand cream soups $.50 each. I'm slowly building up our pantry but that's okay because I don't always have the extra money to buy stock up items. So some weeks or months it may only be 1 or 2 items I buy or on occasion 25 items. Anyone can build up a pantry by adding a couple cans of vegetables, fruits or soups each week/month. Start with a list of items you and your family will eat, watch for sales or check different stores prices and decide how much of your food budget can go towards filling your pantry. Happy Shopping!
Now I know I have spent entirely too much time inside this winter because every speck of dust and dirt is getting on my nerves. The wood stove is great for heat and cooking on but it also makes a huge mess too. Ashes no matter how careful we are they seem to make it into all the rooms making it look like I haven't dusted in years. Plus all the winds blowing the dust around we are bound to get some in the house too.
I'm on a cleaning frenzy, I even bought a new broom today because I broke my old one. This past week I even tried cleaning my shower with vinegar and original dawn (after reading that on Pinterest) but I don't have patience with that, it worked I just want faster results. There are hard water stains & soap scum I want gone so while shopping this morning I also picked up some CLR to try, I'm hoping for better results. I'll post about that another time.
The Floors are swept & mopped, dishes are done after hand washing because half the load in the dishwasher didn't come out clean, 2 loads of laundry done & folded and a few windows cleaned. I still have more to go but at least I have a start on my Spring Cleaning. Spring can't get here soon enough for me. Ha Ha.
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Hello I'm Michele & I'm the matriarch of the Leverone Family Farm. I'm a wife, a mother of 2 grown/married sons and have 4 adorable grand kids. Thrifty for more than 30 years. I love gardening, cooking and saving money.