Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Like us on Facebook !

Remember to go like us on facebook that is where I post great deals when I come across them.  Also if I miss a great deal and you can share one that is a good place to go.  ~ Ethel

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Check out this new online tool that Walmart is offering !!!

Walmart is expanding its online tool that compares prices on thousands of products with those of some of its competitors to cities nationwide in the next few months.

Below is an article about it.  It might be worth checking out.  Its not available in my area yet but maybe soon since it will be nation wide.

~ Ethel

Monday, April 14, 2014

It always pays to get the Sunday Paper

I didn't get to go through my paper until a little while a go.  I actually just skimmed through and grabbed the ads and coupon booklets out.  Well I thought I would check out some of the news and lo and behold there was two one page ads one from Hy-vee and one from Price Chopper.  The Hy-vee ads last day is tomorrow but the Price Chopper runs to 4/22.  ( I buy the KC Star)
Price Chopper -4/22
 Hormel Cure 81 Spiral Sliced Ham bone in (half) $1.98 lb, or (whole) $1.88 lb.
 store brand Cream Cheese 8 oz, $ .69
 store brand butter quarters 16 oz., $1.79 (my favorite)
 Mrs. Smith's Flaky Crust Pie or Cobbler 32 - 37 oz., $2.99
  Breyers Ice Cream 48 oz., $2.99

Hy-vee -4/15

Coke Products 6 pk 16.9 oz $1.68
Frito Lay Dorito's 10 - 11 oz $1.77
Nabisco Sack Crackers 3.5 - 9.1 oz or Ritz crackers 6 - 15.1 oz $1.77
General Mills cereals, cheerios, Trix, Wheaties,Golden Grahams or Cocoa Puffs 8.9 - 12 oz $1.77
Red seedless Grapes  $1.48 lb

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Chillicothe MO. Farmers Market

10 Reasons to Visit Chillicothe's Farmers Market

On May 3rd at 8:00 a.m. the Chillicothe Farmers Market will open for the season!  You will find it on the West side of the Livingston County Courthouse on Washington Street in Chillicothe, MO.
Here are 10 reasons to visit the Farmers Market.
1. You will only find Super Fresh and Local produce at a Farmers Market.  Produce at the grocery store has likely been sitting around waiting for you for weeks.

2. You will find local hand-made products that are better for you and your family than the chemical laden mass produced products.

3. You will find a wonderful variety of homemade baked goods made with pure and wholesome ingredients.  The quality of homemade baked goods by far surpasses any grocery store product.

4. Your money stays in the local economy.

5. The goods your purchase at a farmers market are almost always produced in a sustainable way, which is very good for the environment.

6. Most of the produce is grown using only organic fertilizers and pesticides.

7.  Shopping at a Farmers Market supports local farmers and vendors.

8. The vendors at your Farmers Market can inform you of their products, where and how they were produced and the best way to use the product.

9. The experience of shopping at a Farmers Market is organic, relaxing, fun and educational.  It is an experience you can not replicate at any other type of market.

10.  My favorite thing about a Farmers Market is the unique products that are available.  Hand-made soaps made with beautiful smelling, insect repelling essential oils and heirloom tomatoes are my ultimate favorite!  You can't find those at a grocery store either!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring Cleaning Its almost time !!!

I don't know about you but I have already started my Spring cleaning.  This is one of my all time favorite home made cleaners.   Its easy to make and very low in cost.  It not only cleans it kills Germs too.  I love it because you don't have to switch cleaners.  It doesn't streak so you can use it on windows and mirrors.  I even mop with it.  I buy those white shop rags in the auto dept at Walmart and use them on my swiffer they are great and you can just throw them in the wash and bleach them white again.  Check out our other home made cleaners they are under the Frugal Home Care Tips.  ~ Ethel

All Purpose Cleaner

I have this cleaner that I have been making for years...and I love love love it!!! I use it to clean my bathrooms every single day, mirror, shower, tub, sink, toilet.  It cleans it all.  I use it to clean my windows, counters, floors, sink, stove, ect.  It truly is all purpose, and it costs pennies to make.
Here is what you need:
1 - 32 oz. spray bottle
1 tsp. dish soap
1 TBSP. ammonia (I'm using lemon.)
1 TBSP. lemon juice
2 TBSP. vinegar (I'm using orange.)
1/3 cup rubbing alcohol
Using a funnel, begin by adding the dish soap into the empty spray bottle.  Follow that with the lemon juice, vinegar and ammonia.  These are your cleaning agents.
Next, pour in your rubbing alcohol. This helps the cleaner to be streak free. It also gives it some extra germ killing power.
Fill your bottle the rest of the way with cold tap water, slap on the spray top and give your bottle a little shake.  Then grab a towel and go to town cleaning.  Just beware, the first time you make this, you should give yourself plenty of extra time to clean.  You are going to go from room to room spraying and wiping everything in sight, just to see how awesome it cleans ;)

I always mix mine in batches of 3. One to keep in each bathroom and one for the kitchen

Friday, February 28, 2014

Our Facebook page

Remember to go like us on facebook.  I do some posting on there and send out reminders that isn't on this blog spot.  Everyone have a wonderful week-end and Happy Comp shopping ~ Ethel

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Home made Salsa

I through this salsa together tonight and boy is it good
You will need :
2 cans diced tomatoes ( I used one Italian style with onion and garlic and one with green chili's I suppose stewed would work fine.)
1 large sweet onion
6 large cloves of garlic peeled
4 jalapeno peppers cut in a few pieces (seeds removed for a milder salsa)
1 medium bunch of cilantro, stems removed
7 oz can of diced green chilies
6 tsp ground cumin
2 Tablespoons of fresh lime or lemon juice
2 tsp. salt
4 tsp sugar
4 lb fresh tomatoes 4 large or 8 smaller ones

Place everything except the fresh tomatoes into the work bowl of a food processor.  Process until the mixture is as smooth/chunky as you like.  Transfer into a large bowl.  (This makes a bunch if you want a smaller amount you can cut this in half)

Cut the fresh tomatoes into chunks, and process in the food processor until as finely chopped as you like.  Don't over process you don't want tomato puree.  Stir the tomatoes into the remaining ingredients in the bowl.   

Monday, July 15, 2013

Here is a new store to ad to our comp savings

Sunfresh weekly ad I will be adding this store to my comp list.  you may want to take a look and see if there are any sales that you may want to add  to your list. ~ Ethel

Monday, July 8, 2013

July Gardening Checklist

  • Weed and Mulch! As the temperature rises and the summer dries out a little, the growth of the weeds will slow down some.
  • Finish up harvest of your cool season plants like peas, radishes and lettuce.
  • Prepare your garden for a fall planting of your cool season crops.
  • If you planted potatoes in March, you will be harvesting this month.  As plants yellow and die back, it is time to dig those potatoes. Otherwise, mulch the potato plants again and wait for the harvest.
  • Begin harvesting your summer crops such as green beans, tomatoes and summer squash.
  • There is still more time to plant another round of green beans, cucumbers, carrots and summer squash. This would be a good way to fill in the garden where the lettuce and peas grew.
  • Harvest and dry or freeze your herbs.
  • Keep your annual flowers dead headed and pruned to continue blooming.  Pull out and compost pansies and other cool season annuals that are dying back. 
  • You garden thrives with about 1 inch of rain per week.  As it gets hot and dry, you will need to supplement that with extra deep waterings. 
  • Inspect any new fruit coming on and look for any sign of disease or insect infestation.
  • Hand pick any pests and drop them into a bucket of soapy water.
  • Keep a basket with a loose weave in the garden and ready for harvest collection.  The holes in the weave will help to let dirt and debris fall through, while still holding all of your garden goods. 
  • After harvesting, be sure to eat or properly store your produce right away. Leaving them in a collection basket for any amount of time will promote mold and mildew growth, spoiling the goods you worked so hard for. 
  • Wash your harvested produce in a cool water bath with a splash of white vinegar.  It will safely kill any germs and help to remove the dirt and bugs. 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Tip of the Day ~ Clover is Important

 Does you yard seem to be plagued with large patches of clover?  Well, don't run out and get a herbicide to take care of it. Instead, embrace it. Here is why.
These little guys love clover.  The use it to make clover honey, which is one of the yummiest delicacies in all of the earth.  Right now, honey bees are really struggling.  Their populations have been hit by many hardships and beekeepers are having a hard time keeping them alive these days.  They need all  the help they can get from us.  We can help by keeping the blossoms that they love in our yard and gardens.  Bees are attracted to blue, white and yellow flowers especially.  And, it helps to not spray you plants with pesticide. Instead attract beneficial insects or physically remove pests from your plants.    Many honey bees are killed when an apple tree is sprayed.
If you help the bees out, they will help you out.  They are excellent pollinators in your yard and gardens.  In fact, some plants will not fruit without the help of a pollinator.