I’m fine, just been busy over the summer and doing some relaxing over the summer.
I hope you all have had some relaxing time too.
Last month we were in Lowe’s and my husband asked the garden center cashier what was on sale today. The manager heard him and came over and said, kind of quiet, “anything with a clearance tag is .50 for you at the checkout”. There were so much clearance and we bought lots! It pays to be friendly to the workers at stores you frequent.
All the plants piled on this picnic table were .50 each!
I’m still meal prepping and I guess I was doing this way before it was so cool/
This is pretty typical food prep at our home _ a big salad, hard cooked eggs, orange juice made from frozen concentrate because it’s much cheaper that way and a frozen berry sorbet.
Below is just a funny And I’m afraid I’m guilty of saying this and meaning the same thing 😂
We have a Goodwill near our home. We went there one morning looking for a water bottle for my husband. They didn’t have any bottles but I did buy this heavy duty Pampered Chef cookie sheet for $3.93 and a band new muffin pan for $1.
Below are just some flowers bought much earlier this summer - on sale but not .50.
The caladiums are growing from bulbs that I got for Mother’s Day. They are much bigger now and have been so much fun to watch grow. All the yellow plants were .50
I have a new device that so far, is making blogging much smoother.
My daughter asked for homemade cookies for a school reception and since I like to bake cookies, I was happy to help. She came over one morning and we somehow made 5 cookie recipes in less than 3 hours. We both worked and I my oven is a double oven but we were both surprised it went so fast.
Recipes were chosen based on ingredients in my pantry I was wanting to used up.
We made gluten free mini chocolate chip cookies, spritz cookies all shaped like camels, oatmeal cookies with butterscotch chips and corn Chex stirred in, a brownie drop cookie with peanut butter chips and chocolate oatmeal no-bakes. (This box is some of the “ugly” cookies, the ones that didn’t come out perfect. I froze them and will add them to our lunch on Mother’s Day. Even if they’re misshapened, they will taste fine and my family won’t care.)
Almost 4 year old Jackson wasn’t too sure about the no bake cookies. As I was dropping the scoops of the boiled cookies into wax paper. He said “those don’t look good, they don’t look done”
I told him to just wait a few minutes until they cool and set up and then to see what he thinks.
They cooled and then set up just fine and he decided they were yummy.
Shopping at CVS
My trips there vary. I look for bargains but I also buy what we like and need.
This was a week ago and was an especially good shopping trip.
What I bought this week- my total was higher because I only had $10 in CVS bucks, my husband requested Dove bath soap stuff but it wasn’t on sale and I didn’t have a coupon, and I picked up a large bag of jelly beans on clearance.
I spent more than usual but I did get back lots of CVS bucks.
And I need to keep our jelly bean dispenser full as all the grands like it. ❤️
That’s our youngest grand RJ getting his candy. He will be 3 in July.
His big sis Andie is finishing up 1st grade.
One room school house
I thought y’all might like to see inside the school house Elizabeth visited. It looks very much like schools did 100 years ago. That’s her in the middle of the front row.
She had lots of fun doing the school work and the old games.
They ate their lunches from home outside on quilts.
My Monday to do list- I recycled last weeks and just glued this week’s plans on top of last week’s list.
Below are dishes I plan to cook from now until the end of May. They will be prepared in what ever order suits us.
Below is the dress I finished for our granddaughter Elizabeth to wear when her class visits a one room school house. It’s pretty standard that Oklahoma 3rd graders study Oklahoma history and either re-enact the Land Run or visit a one room school house. I remember when my children visited the prairie school house, they really enjoyed it.
The basket is for her lunch and my daughter used the same basket when she was in 3rd grade.
I didn’t sew the dress from the scratch but I cut down an adult dress I got years ago at a $1 a bag rummage sale.
Below are my our pioneer ancestors. That my fraternal great grandparents. For awhile, the farmed and lived in a sod house near Cordell, Oklahoma. It looks like a very hard life to me and I’m thankful for them.
I’m still doing some coupon shopping at CVS and Dollar General. This is what I bought this past Saturday at DG. I only used Digital coupons, which you get by signing up for a free account at DG.
Both stores have similar sales going on this week too.