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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Grocery Deals 3/26+

Sprouts:    seedless watermelon $3, pineapple 2.50, oranges .50/lb. (vs .98 HEB), grapefruit .50, avocado .68, lettuce .98, cucumbers .50, cluster tomatoes .98/lb., green beans .98/lb., asparagus 1.98/lb.,
HEB:            strawberries 1.47/lb. (vs $2 Sprouts), apples .98/lb., cluster tomatoes .97/lb., potatoes 1.97/5#, sirloin steak 3.97/lb., chicken fajitas 1.97/lb., boneless chicken 1.99/lb., HEB ice cream 3.50,
Randalls:     chicken breast/leg/thigh $1/lb., strawberries 1.50/lb.
Friday only: coffeemate $2.50
LIME prices are increasing (restaurant case price was $19 six months ago, now $90) and are in short supply caused by a cluster of variables, so I fyou find limes at a good price, stock up, squeeze them and freeze them.  One being most limes come from an area of Mexico that recently had their drug lord arrested (my opinion is that has caused people to not bother and pick the fruit as it ripens with the area being unstable), demand has increased in China and the US, the greening fungus though on a lime, how can you tell????

Monday, March 24, 2014

Ahhh... Goose Down

There is nothing like a super soft goose down pillow, comforter or vest.  When I was in KC this winter, and the temperatures were at zero, the geese were sitting on the frozen pond without a care in the world warm as could be, thanks to their down feathers.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Grocery Deals 3/21+

Sprouts:    cantaloupe .98 (vs. 2.50 Randalls), strawberries 2.50/lb., grapefruit .33, pineapple 2.50, oranges .98/lb., grapes 1.98/lb., cluster tomatoes .98/lb.(vs 1.27 HEB), avocados .68 (vs 1.25 Randalls), asparagus 1.98/lb., apples .98/lb., broccoli .98/lb., lettuce .98,  red bell peppers .50 (vs .98 HEB), oats .69/lb.,

HEB:         cantaloupe .99 (vs 2.50 Randalls), cauliflower .99, legs/thighs $1/lb, boneless chicken 1.99/lb, beef fajitas 2.97/lb,

Randalls:  boneless chicken 1.99/lb, with coupon: cake mix or brownie mix .99
Friday only:  strawberries $5/2#

Arlan's has two locations (Cameron/290 and Airport/Oak Springs), neighbor K recently found them to not be stinky like they were when they were Foodland, with a nice produce section and good prices, so we'll follow along with them for a little while too.
chicken legs .69/lb, boneless chicken 1.89/lb, avocados .50, green grapes 1.99/lb, small apples .33 each, small oranges .30 each.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Tip Tuesday--Folding Fitted Sheets

Last week I posted about my safety pin trick for fitted sheets.

Since then I've had at least one person confess that they were interested in my methodology because her daughter in law asked her how to do it when she first married.  Certainly, you never want to let your daughter in law down.  I might point out that the first DIL in question also didn't learn from her mom either.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Grocery Deals 3/12+

HEB:        grapefruit .33, tangelos .67/lb, asparagus 1.67/lb, avocados $1, squash .98/lb, apples .98/lb, leaf lettuce 1.50, whole chicken .88/lb, boneless chicken 1.97/lb

Randalls:  strawberries $4/2#, corned beef 2.77/lb (point cut), flat cut 3.29/lb (vs 3.47 HEB), cabbage .39/lb
Friday only:  potatoes 15#/$5

Sprouts:   Their website is being redesigned, and the ad did not pull up via email or on the web today.  So I'm not sure what is on sale over there.  If any of the pictures were correct, asparagus could be on sale, but there were no prices for the few pictures I could see.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Tip Tuesday--Fitted Sheets

Ever try and figure out which end of a fitted sheet goes 'up top'?  Do you resort to the trial and error method?  Putting two corners on and when it's time for the third realize that the sheets need to rotate 90 degrees?  Ugh.  I know my life is full of complications.

A few years ago, I realized I was tired of that method and put a safety pin on the side of the sheet that goes right by my head.

When I fold the sheet I make sure that is the corner right on top so I can easily find it and put it on it's spot and get those sheets on the bed pronto.

I like fresh sheets on the bed, I'm just not a fan of changing the sheets.  This makes it just a smidgen easier.

Anyone need a lesson on folding fitted sheets? Shout it out.  I have a proven method.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Grocery Deals 3/5+

Sprouts:   blueberries 1.98, strawberries 2.50, grapefruit .33 (vs .50 Randalls or .99/lb. HEB), oranges .98/lb., red bell peppers .49, lettuce .98, tomatoes 1.48/lb., broccoli .98/lb., brussels sprouts .98/lb., grape tomatoes $2
HEB:      strawberries 1.50/lb. (vs 2.50 Sprouts), apples .98/lb., clementines $4/5# cauliflower $1.50 (vs. $2 Sprouts), red or gold potatoes 2.88/5#, chicken breast $1/lb., boneless chicken 1.99/lb. (vs $3 Randalls),
Randalls:   whole chicken .79/lb., asparagus .99/lb.
Friday only:  NY strip steak $5/lb., cake or brownie mix $1