|Free kitchen items including Pampered Chef Pizza Stones.|
~Saturday I cashed in at Swagbucks for a Walmart gift card. Since it is my first cash in of the month, I got it for 2,200 points instead of the regular 2,500 points.
~Saved a liquid creamer container to use to put sugar in over the Summer months. We tun our swamp cooler when it is hot and the sugar gets caked up in the sugar bowl due to the moisture but should be fine if we use the creamer container to keep the moisture out.
|More free kitchen stuff.|
~I watched a lot of the Kilauea volcano eruption coverage online. I grew up on the island where it is happening and have friends that live in the area that is being affected.
~Jaysn, Rachel, Steven, Jeff and I all piled into our car to make a spontaneous ice cream run on Saturday afternoon. It was so much fun and Steven sure enjoyed his ice cream!
~We stopped at Walmart and I found a beautiful fuchsia hanging plant marked down from $28.?? to $11.48; I got it and told Jeff it was my Mother's Day gift from him. 😉
|Penne pasta with sausage and fresh buttered bread.|
~Jeff and I watched a movie that I borrowed from the library.
~I made a nice dinner Sunday night with Penne pasta, garlic herb sausage and garlic herb pasta sauce along with French bread.
|Free storage drawers...I already gave some away.|
~Sunday Jeff and I went "treasure hunting" again. I am shocked by what the college kids throw out. We found more furniture, household goods, cat toys, wood that Jeff can use to build things, clothing and bedding (we donated a ton of it), cleaning supplies, and even a smaller HP laptop that I had Jaysn wipe the old files from and get set up for me. The battery does not work (I can replace that) but it works fine when plugged in. I will use it when we travel since it is compact and the top actually closes (the one I use on a daily basis does not let the top close). Oh we also found bags of canned foods that the students who were leaving were just throwing out.
|Some of the clothing items I kept.|
~We gave Rachel and Jaysn a smaller dresser that was on wheels that we found for them to use for Steven's toys in their living room. I also gave Rachel one of the Pampered Chef pizza stones that I found last week after I got it all cleaned up of course. She mentioned that she wanted one and I was more than happy to share my bounty with her. 😊
~Monday I made 2 loaves of bread, a batch of cookies, 2 batches of croutons, did 6 loads of laundry, cleaned the kitchen and then went into a major Fibro Flare/crash.
|Winter jackets, wool jackets, leather jackets, brand new purse and backpacks...all found treasures.|
~I actually took a nap on Monday when the flare/crash hit.
~Jeff cooked up a pot pie for dinner for me.
~Jaysn and Rachel gave us a gas container with gas in it for our lawnmower which was a huge blessing since Jeff was just about out of gas. They also brought up the propane tank from their grill (which they have in storage) for us to use since we will all be using our grill for awhile. I do love having them so close!
~Doofy cat is loving the kitty toys we found. He goes and picks out which one he wants to play with out of the basket and then goes nuts! The other cats are not very interested in them at this point.
~Tuesday I continued to do laundry and hung it out on the laundry line to dry since it was a breezy and warm day. I did pace myself though since I was still having a flare but it was not as bad as the day before where I had to hang onto the walls to walk.
~I took a walk around the garden and soaked in the beauty of all the flowers that are starting to bloom.
~I cashed in for a $10 Walmart gift card through MyPoints. It came right away into my inbox and I found the one I cashed in for at Swagbucks waiting for me there also.
~Tuesday evening we had a storm system move in with high winds. I went outside and took my hanging fuchsia plant down and set it on walkway next to the house where it would be protected.
~Dinner on Tuesday night was a frozen pizza that I baked up and a side salad. Both Jeff and I were too tired to cook much since I was still feeling my Fibro flare and he had been working out in the yard for about 2 hours.
|Pizza and salad for dinner.|
~Wednesday was a bad day flare wise so I spent most of the day in bed or in my recliner. I watched a lot of YouTube and later Jeff and I watched Survivor online.
~Jeff and I split a chicken strip dinner from the tavern. I did not have the energy to stand up and cook and it was all that sounded good anyway. It was the first meal I had all day.
~Around 11:30 p.m., I was hungry so I made a batch of pancakes with my homemade mix. I had one and refrigerated the rest of them for a future meal.
~Thursday I placed an order through Chewy.com for dog food, cat food and 2 40 pound bags of kitty litter. My original order came to $85.96 but after sales, coupons and free shipping, I got it down to $36.61 and they deliver straight to my door.
~I had leftover pancakes for lunch.
|Medium sized pet carrier and a vacuum cleaner...yep Free!|
~Safeway had some amazing Just4U coupons that I uploaded to my card. One of the coupons was for free ice cream! 🍨
~I pulled some frozen homemade chicken noodle soup out of the freezer and heated that up for dinner. I also pulled out some frozen homemade chunky applesauce, thawed that and made a nice apple crisp type dessert with it. Hubby was very happy!
~Friday I made a detailed shopping list so that I would not forget anything. Still in a fibro flare so my brain is mush and my body is aching big time.
|Apple Crisp made with homemade chunky applesauce.|
~We used our $35 in Walmart gift cards to buy what we needed and a birthday gift for my cousin Jeremy. We got him a huge tomato plant for his garden.
~Dollar Tree was my go to to find all kinds of bath and pampering items for my girls for Mother's Day. I was able to give them matching all natural soap and lotions sets, and 2 different kinds of bath bombs. They loved it! I got all the cards we needed their also.
|Movies from the Dollar Tree|
~Dollar Tree also had some movies so I picked up 4 that sounded interesting.
~I got my free gravy mix at Safeway but they were out of the .99 each artichokes. I got a raincheck for 8 of those. I also found marked down fake crab and some marked down shrimp.
|New men's dress shoes....Free and we scored 2 pairs.|