I shopped yesterday, as my four-year-old needed to bring a box of raisins for school. It was just one of those crazy days though, where I tried to get the grocery list done all morning.
As a one car family, it means that we often need to improvise. Since it was raining, and my husband was off early from school, he came home to pick us up and we dropped off our middle son at school at 1 p.m. I took my two other boys to the library next to the school, while my husband was supposed to get something done at the mechanic shop. This however, as I should have predicted, ended up taking a couple of hours, and as a result I spent three hours at the library with the boys. Don’t get me wrong, I love the library, and I’m there five days a week, but 30 minutes is usually my max each time, as my 14-month-old cannot keep quiet. However, it was raining hard outside, so there was nowhere we could go.
I put my oldest son in a quiet corner, where I could see him. We read two books together, then he read 10 -15 books by himself, while I walked around with the baby trying to get him to sleep. The little guy was stubborn, and he never took a nap. At 4 p.m. it was time to pick up my son from school, and at this point I was exhausted.
Grocery shopping had to be done though (remember those raisins), so my husband dropped us all off at Publix..at the worst possible shopping hour. We skipped Target, since it was still raining, and we have to walk outside to get from Target to Publix.
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Somehow the grocery shopping actually went smoothly, but amazingly my little one did not fall asleep. He was sitting comfortably in his Balboa Baby shopping cart cover, but no sleep.
Even going through the register went smoothly, and the boys each got a balloon. I did not buy as much as usual, but it is a good thing that the pantry and the freezer is stocked up.
Now, I don’t know how I did it…well with the help of my 8-year-old stirring the bechamel sauce while I fed the baby….but my boys had homemade lasagna for dinner….
Now to the shopping…
Publix lemonade $2.99
Publix OJ $4.49
Publix raisins $1.99
Aquafina water 24 ct. $3.99
2.52lbs of grapes $3.75
Mushroom white $1.50 – ($1 PC Babyclub) $0.50
5 lb white potatoes $2.99
3 lb onion $1.99
Plum potatoes $0.92
1 Sargento shredded cheese $2
2.60 lb London broil $9.21 – ($1 PC Baby Club) = $8.21 (cut into 3 meals (stew, fajitas and roast $2.74 per meal)
Wonka chocolate on sale at $3 – ($0.50 Target C and $1.50 MF) = $1
1 x Nestle refridgerated cookie dough on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.39 – (2 x $1 MF) $1.39 ($0.70 each)
2 x Yoplait Fiber One key lime yogurt on BOGO sale at 2 for $2.50 – (2 x $0.50) = $1.50 ($0.75 each)
2 x Ocean Spray Craisins trail mix on BOGO 2 for $2.25 – (2 x $1 MF) $0.25 ($0.13 each)
2 x Bush’s garbanzo beans $0.99 each = $1.98 – ($1 off 2 MF) = $0.98 ($0.44 each)
2 x Bush’s black beans $0.99 each = $1.98 – ($1 off 2 MF) = $0.98 ($0.44 each)
2 x 1/2 gallon whole lactaid milk @ $3.89 = $7.78 – (2 x $2 MF and $1 PC Baby club = $2.78 – ($1.39 each)
Green Giant steam fresh on BOGO sale at 2 for $2.39 – (2 x $0.50) = $1.39 ($0.70 each)
4 x 1 quart lactaid fat free milk @ $2.19 each – $8.76 – (4 x $2 MF) = $0.76 ($0.19 each)
– $5 Winn Dixie competitor coupon
Thanks to I Heart Publix for helping me plan my grocery trip.
I also want to thank everyone, who is linking up every week, and I especially want to thank those of you, who are commenting on your fellow frugalista’s savings posts. While views are great, comments are even better. I try to comment on all savings posts linked up in the Weekly Savings Linky, but it is not always possible. I do visit every single post though as a part of checking for Frugalista entries, so even if you don’t see a comment….I have checked out your savings.
Heather from Family Friendly Frugality Is a Top Frugalista for sure, and she will make sure to supply you with the latest and best deals. Not only does she know how to save, but she knows how to enjoy life and create happiness. She is the mother of two little ones, and this Frugalista is all about living a full…and frugal life. I always say that living life frugally does not mean living life cheap, Heather from Family Friendly Frugality completely understands this statement.
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