Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday June 21 - Toilet Paper Deals

I checked out my favorite coupon forum site this afternoon. To find a great toilet paper deal posted by another member. I am so glad I checked out the site, otherwise I would have missed out on the deal. Be to sure to check out to find out all the latest deals at your local stores. Everyone is super nice and the site and the members have a wealth of information about coupons, stockpiling, and deals.

My dh, brother Craig and I all headed to Kroger and Meijer this evening.
Here is a picture of all everthing I ended up getting tonight.

oop Paid: $ .18

6 - 4 Packs of Angel Soft Toilet paper (On sale 10/$10 - Used 6 coupons for .50 off each one that doubled making them all free - except for tax that is where the .18 I paid came from)
1 Bottle of Hunts Ketchup ($1.69 - Used a coupon I received in the mail for a free bottle)
4 Bottles of McCormick Seasonings ( On sale 10/$10 - Used 4 coupons for .50 off each on that doubled making all free)

oop Paid: $9.25

2 - 1lb packs Jeanie O Turkey from the Deli (On Sale for $1.99 a lb - used $2 off coupon on each package. One pack was $1.88 and one was $2.02 - So Made a whole .10cents)
1 pack of fresh pork from the Meat department $3.80
1 pack of fresh pork from the Meat department marked 40% off for $2.61
5 - 6roll packs of Northern Toilet paper ( On sale for $2.50 - Used 5 Meijer store coupons for $1 off and used 5 coupons from the newspaper for $1 off each one. Making them .50 for each 6roll pack.)

The Northern toilet paper deal was only good for today since the coupons from the paper expired today, and the sale price started today. I was luckey enough to get there and get the last 5 packs on the shelf.

Angel Soft toilet paper is going to be on sale at all Krogers until September 2009, but the coupons also expired today.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

New Treasures... I still had a bag of change to spend. LOL

Although I had spent all my spending cash this week. Dh still had his, and he wanted to go to a few garage sales. So I went along with him with my small baggie full of change. I figured I might be able to find a few things still.
Dh found this Brand New! Rotisserie. It was brand new, still sealed in the box.
Brand new they are about $150 He bought it for $10!
We are both excited about it. That is our dinner cooking in it earlier tonight.
It sure was Yummy! :)
This awsome Chicken Birdhouse on a old Pitch Fork!
So cute and only $5 at a Garage Sale
It has some broken tree branches attached to it,
which I am not super fond of. So I took them off
after taking the picture.

We found out Habitat For Humanity has a "Restore" store near our house.
People and local businesses donate items to the store, and anyone can come buy things there.
With the money going to Habitat for Humanity.
We stopped in to check it out. They have lots of things there.
I plan on going back to rummage through their large paint selection and
ALL the scrap wood to make some signs.
They get new items at the store each day.
But today I only found a small shutter for $1
It is dirty but in solid condition. Not sure what I am going to do
with it yet. But it was cute and just the right size to hang on a
wall or sit on a cupboard or shelf.

I also picked up a sheet of scrapbook stickers for .25cents and
a Brand New candle for super cheap.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

New Treasures

As I was driving down the road with my hubby last weekend headed towards home. I said, " I can't buy anything else this week.!"
Right then we were passing a moving sale and I yelled, "STOP!"

Of course something jumped out at me. It was this awsome antique pie safe. I was hesitant to even ask how much it was, as I just figured I could not afford it on my slim budget. But the lady wanted to get rid of REAL bad.

So I got it for a steal of a whole $10! She said $10 or best offer. I could have gotten it for less, but the excitement jumped off my face when she said it was only $10 I felt wrong offering less.

I also picked up this old dry red painted chair for $2 at the same sale.

I also found these treasure along my travels in the past week or so.

I also found a few items for my swap partner for the Red, White & Blue Swap I am in. But I can't show you what I picked up or I might spoil the surprise. :o)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

My Weekly Treasures

With it being garage sale season, I love to go out looking for new treasures.
I never know what I might find, or not find that I am needing.
But the whole trill of hunting down the treasure is the fun part.
It is also a hobbie that my dh and I enjoy doing together.

Here are some pictures of the treasures I found this week.

Old small cupboard - Not certain of age or what it was
orginially used for. The gentleman we purchased it from
stated it was his great grandfathers farm in Eaton Rapids, MI.
Needs a little TLC.

Old Bike, hoping to put in front yard with baskets attached and filled with flowers.

Scrap Wood - All Free!

Sheep, large glass jar, basket, fabric, Theroms, Wooden Carrots.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Support Your Local Farms

We did not get a small garden planted this year as planned. But plans for a decent size garden for next season is already in the works. This summer though, I plan to purchase as much local produce as possiable. As I truly believe in supporting our local farmers. One way I plan to support them is visiting some of the local U-Pick farms in the area to pick fresh berries.

I hope to be able to find strawberries, blueberries and raspberries to made wonderful summer treats and some extra to put in the freezer for this fall and winter.
Here is a list of local U-Pick farms in Ingham county. If you are looking for farms in your area,
just do a google search.
Ingham County U-Pick Farms

Balzer Blueberries - Blueberries.
2784 S Aurelius Road, Onondaga, MI 49264. Phone: 517-628-2370.
Please call ahead for season opening information and picking conditions.
U-pick and ready-picked; please call ahead for ready-picked. Open: mid-July thru Aug., seven days a week, Monday to Friday, 3-8:30 p.m. Saturday, & Sun. 8 am to 8 p.m. Directions: 2784 S. Aurelius Road, Onondaga. 2-1/4 miles S of Aurelius Center.

Clearview Orchards - apples and pumpkins, wagon rides
1051 Barry Rd Haslett, MI 48840. Phone: 517-655-1454. A family-owned orchard in a quiet country setting. U-pick apples and pumpkins. Also, pre-picked apples, peaches and squash. Asparagus in May. Wagon rides on fall weekends. Open: May, Sept.-October, Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 am to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 am to 5 p.m. Sun. 11 am to 5 p.m. Closed Monday. Call to confirm. Directions: From Haslett: go E on Haslett Road to Green Road; turn left on Green and go to dead end. Turn right onto Barry. Go 1-1/2 miles to 1051 Barry Road. From I-69: Exit S on Woodberry 2 miles, cross railroad tracks, left on Barry, 1 mile to 1051 Barry Rd.

Gibb's Berry Farm - strawberries
2838 Gale Road, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. Phone: 517-628-2253. Email: Early, middle, and late season strawberries sold by the pound. U-pick operation runs by member of Onondaga Community Church. A significant portion of the proceeds will go to the new church building fund. Directions: Starting in Eaton Rapids drive E. on State St.(Plains Rd.) approximately 3 miles turn right on Gale Road. drive approximately 3/4 mile on right. Open: June; (depends on weather); Sun-Saturday 8am-7pm.

Gruber Raspberry Farm - raspberries
Changed owners – (formerly Veenstra)
1061 E Sherwood Road, Williamston, MI 48895. Phone: 517-655-2901. U-pick in September & Oct. Call for hours. Closed Sun. Directions: I-96 Exit 117 (east of Lansing), N on Williamston Road through Williamston to Sherwood Road (blinker light). W on Sherwood Road From Lansing, 3 miles E on Grand River Ave. from Meridian Mall, 1/2 mile N on Meridian Road, 2 miles E on Sherwood.

Lechleitner Blueberry Farm - blueberries, pumpkins
1584 W Barnes Road, Leslie, MI 49251 517-676-4220
127 S of Mason 4 mi. to Barnes Road. Go E 2 mi. Between Eden & Ives Road Farms just before Ives Road on N side of Road. U-Pick - early, medium, & late varieties of blueberries depending on availability, and also pumpkins. We are a small family farm with mostly natural produce. We have 6 varieties of blueberries on 1 acre of land. Blueberries come on between late June & early July depending on the season. We have early, medium, & late varieties. Picking can go into Sep. depending on availability of berries. Call for status on picking days and time. Call for pumpkins in the fall. Open: Monday to Saturday 9 am to noon & 4pm-8pm.

Rowe’s Farm Market & Pumpkin Patch -
pumpkin patch, fall raspberries, 10-acre corn maze, pumpkins
4047 W Columbia Road, Mason, MI 48854 517-676-9360.
Directions: 127 to Mason/Cedar St. Exit, turn toward. Mason, go around curve to light (Columbia Rd.) turn right, go 2 miles, on S side of Road. Open: September 27 - November 2 2008; Wednesday to Friday from 9 am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm. School tours, hayrides, petting farm, pedal tractors, inflatable activities, homemade donuts & cider, caramel apples and much more. (UPDATED: October 14, 2008)

The Shrimp Farm Market - Michigan’s first Shrimp Farm
3450 Meridian Road, Okemos, MI 48864. Phone: 517-347-4999. Email: Directions: Okemos Exit off 96, N to Jolly Road, E on Jolly Road to Meridian, N on Meridian 200 yds. Friday harvests of fresh shrimp throughout the year. Retail sale of all types of shrimp.

Swallowtail Farm - follows organic methods, raspberries, and pre-picked produce 1633 Hagadorn Road, Mason, MI 48854. Phone: (517)980-6634. Email: Directions: We are located 7 miles south of Grand River and 9/10ths of a mile south of Holt Road on Hagadorn. We are two houses south of the "s" curve on Hagadorn Road. Open: daily dawn till dusk. Our fall u-pick raspberries are generally available mid-August through mid-October (depending on weather). We follow organic methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, only.