Saturday, August 28, 2010


I hope everyone in blogland has had a wonderful Saturday! Ours has been filled with fun family memory making in the pool, a fabulous birthday, time with friends, and a couponing class for Mama Henley! I have been using my binder and I save a great deal thanks to Money Saving Mom, Southern Savers, True Couponing, Fiddledee, and I Heart Publix, among other great bloggers. Today I learned about a different system of buying multiple papers and then filing away the entire flyer until it is needed. Now I have much to contemplate! I was thrilled to buy some fabulous Blue Diamond almonds for only $1 a can tonight at Walgreens! They were BOGO and I had 2 $1/1 coupons, so they were just $1 a can! I patted myself on the back and then proceeded to back into another car in the parking lot. YIKES. Thankfully, neither car was hurt. I then spent way more than my $2 savings at Fresh Market where I bought some goodies for Bunko and some good antibiotic free-range chicken. We love to have grilled chicken and veggies as often as possible.
DH had the children in the pool while I ran to the store. We enjoyed a family dinner followed by lots of piano playing and reading. It is fun to watch the children learn and grow. Everyone is fast asleep, and I am preparing for our Sunday lunch. A dear friend who lives in NYC will be joining us, along with her parents! We're all very excited. I am making a "Southern Sunday Spread" of pimiento cheese, chicken salad, rosemary and sea salt bread, deviled eggs, a tomato tart, and a green salad with Julie's roasted almonds. Julie makes her delicious almonds by putting them in a pan with a little sugar and letting them cook slowly until they caramelize and have a delicious sugar coating. They are fantastic sprinkled on a good green salad with cranberries or dried cherries or fresh blueberries and a good cheese like goat cheese or blue cheese. I hope it's a good lunch!
The children are excited to see their Sunday school teachers in the morning, so we'll be up early and ready to go! DH and I are learning about "When Helping Hurts". It has been a wonderful study of how to give most effectively. We have learned a lot! Happy Sunday!


Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I really want to be great at using coupons but none of those online sites that help you will work in my area for grocery stores. So I am left to my own devices. Which isn't great.

Jo said...

Congrats on the saving ~ I need to check out a few that you listed.

I love family time and just being with them and enjoying the special time together.

Enjoy your luncheon and your friends ~ your menu sounds delish. Too bad {for me} that I live so far away ;)

I'm very interested in hearing more about When Helping Hurts if your willing to share. I'd love an email if you don't want to do a post.

Have a wonderful Sunday ~

mFw said...

Sounds like a great day!!! I think the coupon thing is so interesting!

Travelbugmom said...

Try so hard with the "couponing"...Most times I succeed, but it does take WORK....good for you!
Your SOUTHERN spread sounds awesome....tomato tart? fill me in!

Sent my oldest off to his senior year of college today, but not before I made Lasagna, meatballs, pork roast, sausage and a huge salad....ohh and make your own sundae for dessert.....hope that makes him want to come home again soon!!!

Glad you had a nice weekend!

Virginia in Charlotte said...

Ooh - I have a guess as to whom your guests are! You couldn't find sweeter and nicer people than FB and crew, if that is who it is. I'm still sad that I don't get to see you in a few weeks!!

myletterstoemily said...

you brought back such a nostalgic
memory. not only did we get new
teachers but new sunday school
teachers, who i adored.

your brunch sound just delicious.
what a feast!

bevy said...

I have tried Southern Savers... But I just don't have the discipline. Great job you!