Grocery Shops In Review #2

Hi! Looky that, a 2nd Grocery Shop in Review post!

Hubby is traveling this week and returns on the 20th (left Wednesday after his infusion) ... I'm out of the #tinycondo on Friday and Saturday next week to babysit the baby boy (ok, so he's a year old now!) while Princess and her man go to a wedding ... so really, I shouldn't be needing this much food, right?!


Costco - 1/5/2019
Total Spent - $315.63

First off, there are a LOT of non-food items on here but because I don't really break down my household/food budget (hah, who are we kidding, FOOD BUDGET??) I'm putting it all out there ... and more than anything, you might see something that seems like a good deal to you!

50 pk hangers - $12.99 less $3 (I'll share a picture of my before and after closet just for kicks)
OralB Smart Electric Toothbrush (2 pk) $149.99 less $50
12 pc (4 plates, 4 salad bowls, 4 cereal bowls) $14.99 (perfect for what we need!)
15 pounds of baking taters $6.99 (the Boy will come take …

Meal Prep and Menu Planning #1

I'm bringing back an OLD favorite of mine ... Meal Prep and Menu Planning!

I think I can pull this off ;-)

Sunday - pork chops and baked potatoes! Chops were picked up at Costco on Saturday as were the taters. The fixings for the taters are all in the fridge already ... I have a TON of foil to be used up as it's taking up way too much space in the #tinykitchen

Monday - paninis ... using up the leftover lunch meat and cheese that's hanging around in the fridge and needs to either be used up or tossed ... to prove my point, I'm going to pull out the Cuisinart Griddler ... if it doesn't cut it, to the donate/kids box it goes #tinykitchen

Tuesday - most likely out as Hubby flies out Wednesday morning

Wednesday - whee ... I'm a single girl! I'm thinking BLT Boats ... bacon in fridge, I have a head of iceberg that I'm hopeful will make it to this day ...

Thursday - looking at a Teriyaki Chicken recipe for the crockpot ... we'll see but I think I have ever…

Grocery Shops in Review #1

Hey! I'm back!

Well, sort of ... but I do know a lot of you still stop by to check out some of my old Grocery Shops in Review posts (who knew that was such a popular subject??) so I figured, what the heck: New Year New Budget!

A quick update:

Mark is still undergoing chemo for Esophageal Cancer. He is on his 3rd type of treatment: Taxol and something else, every other week. I believe it's happening and hopefully he will be able to tolerate the side effects for a while as the 4th line is not that successful in keeping things at bay. The last scan at the beginning of November showed the cancer had not spread, but the tumors were all larger than when initially diagnosed. That stunk.

We sold the house, finally. Bought a little condo and JUST moved in a few weeks ago after some extensive remodeling. Certainly a big adjustment. The Boy is out on his own and well, it's an adjustment all around! And I'm still working on the new blog over here ...

Ok ... let's get to the pu…

Grocery Shops in Review

Hey hey, are you here to see what we bought and spent this past week at the grocery store??

I have a lot of catching up to do!

I had a Costco delivery on Saturday, June 16th ... can I just tell you how great that is?? I spent $188 and got everything I wanted (veggies, black bean burgers, water, and a bunch of other stuff) within 2 hours of placing the order on line. Seriously?? Why would I ever fight for another parking space again?? Same day delivery is via InstaCart BUT if you go through the Costco app, there is no delivery charge!  Also, the price is marked up a *little* but nothing that would make me say it's the same or more than a local grocery store so yes, I recommend it!

And then I had a Walmart pick up on Wednesday, June 20th ... that is a game changer as well - got me 36 Kcup pods for the price of 18 as they didn't have any in stock! Again, I placed my order that morning before I went to work and told them I would be by to pick up between 5 and 6pm. They sent me a t…

Grocery Shops in Review

Hey, hey, looking to see what we've bought in the past week or so?

Ugh, I haven't shared one of these post since ... late APRIL!? Sorry. Sorry, really, I'm sorry! I have most of my receipts but gosh, I can't recreate 6 weeks or so!

We were in Houston the first week of June and then did a quick stop on Sunday morning at Winn Dixie ... I think we spent around $35 but I'm not 100% certain. The Princess, Baby Boy and Hubby In Law were here for the day and I wanted to make some hot dogs, baked beans and corn so a super quick stop was in order. Of course, I must have tossed that receipt! Seriously, though, go check out the recipe for the corn! Spot On!

So we went the WHOLE week without a shop ... and then

Whole Foods - June 15th, 2018
Total Spent - $101.60

Honestly, I went in with just a few things I wanted to get: watermelon, cucumbers, some other fruit and a bottle of wine ... yeah, right.

Nom Nom Paleo Magic Mushroom Seasoning $7.99
peaches $3.95 (less $1.98 prime disco…

Money Monday - Mascara

Hi! Been a little while and even though I'm a little more focused on the other site, I still want to keep Frugal in Florida and keep it more focused on money, saving and being intentionally frugal.

Hence ...
Money Monday!
My little frugal tip for the week?? Extend your mascara!

Money Monday

Hi! Been a little while and even though I'm a little more focused on the other site, I still want to keep Frugal in Florida and keep it more focused on money, saving and being intentionally frugal.

Hence ...
Money Monday!
My little frugal tip for the week?? Fix it yourself!

We had an issue with the front loader giving off a funky smell. I'm very conscientious to leave the door open a little bit to keep it from getting that mildew smell that the old front loaders are famous for so I knew it wasn't from that!

I'm also very picky and make certain that after I take a load of laundry out, I pull that rubber gasket down in the opening and make sure there isn't a stray sock or other undergarment in there blocking the drain holes.  Been there, done that!

What I did NOT know is that there is a 2nd filter that needs to be cleaned out periodically! Sad because we've had this washer for TEN years!

First thing you have to do is UNPLUG THE WASHER and then pull the front kick …