Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Favorite Things

I haven't participated in my favorite things in a while but my favorite thing this this week is my newest scrapbook! I've been collecting scrapbook items here and there, but haven't had the time to do much with them. Recently I was able to do some projects with the kids; gifts for new babies in the family. It was a lot of fun so I decided to take some time and work on a book for our family. You know what, it was very relaxing and therapeutic. I can't wait to stock up on more scrapbook goodies and do it again!

For more favorite things visit Sarah's blog at fiddledeedee!

Caramel Apples

We had a lot of fun with the caramels that Publix had on sale BOGO this week! We melted the caramels in a double boiler with a tablespoon of water and stirred every few minutes while they melted. Then we made a bunch of caramel apples (which the kids declared were the best ever). We ran out of sticks, but the corn on the cob holders worked really well. We had caramel left over so the kids tried dipping everything they could find. Bananas and pretzels turned out the best, just make sure you eat the bananas right away as they didn't keep well at all. This was so easy to do and the kids had a great time. If you haven't made caramel apples in a while I highly recommend it!


I split this trip into 2 main transactions. This included paying for one of the Butler/Gum 2 pack toothbrushes. I then used the ECBs from the first toothbrush purchase to pay for the next one and repeated that 3 more times so I had no out of pocket for 4 of the toothbrush deals. I had the gift card from transferring my prescription so I didn't mind that I had a higher out of pocket then usual.

Transaction #1

Funlight $ .99
Funlight $ .99
Sure Deodorant $2.89
Pert Plus $3.99
Pert Plus $3.99

Used Coupons
-$1.00 Sure
-$2.00 Pert
-$1.00 Pert

-$7.98 in ECBs. Total was $1.19 out of pocket. Got back $4.98 in ECBs.

Transaction # 2

Gum Toothbrush $3.99
Brach Candy $1.29
Powerade $1.69
Always infinity $4.99
Colgate Max Fresh toothbrush $2.99
Colgate Max Fresh $2.99
Listerine Agent Blue $4.49
Pumpkin Pail $ .99
Pumpkin Pail $ .99

Used Coupons
-$2.00 Always
-$2.00 Colgate toothbrush
-$1.00 Colgate Max

-$8.98 in ECBs. Total was $12.31 out of pocket (I used my gift card). Got back $16.95 in ECBs.