Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Exciting News!!!!!



Over the past few months, with a lot of encouragement from my sweet hubby, I have been trying to decide which direction I wanted Southern Savings to take.  I wanted to be able to continue posting all of the best deals and freebies from around the web, but I also felt like it was time to close this chapter of Southern Savings for an even better chapter in my blogging 'career'!  

These last few weeks I have been working hard on creating a new site with a new look, new features, new content, upcoming articles, a new platform, my own hosting, and even a new name!
 
I am beyond thrilled to direct all of you to 
my new website Saving On The Essentials!

Saving On The Essentials

We will still be featuring the same great content, but now with more features and offers for our readers.
I hope that you will continue to join me on the journey towards a more frugal lifestyle - 
or even if you're only in it for the freebies {and we have some great ones}!
 
So make sure to visit us over at SavingOnTheEssentials.com to sign 
up for our most current posts of all the greatest freebies and deals around the web!

And thank you so much for being part of the 
beginning here at Southern Savings!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Under Construction...








I won't be posting much the rest of this week as I try to update our blog design.   I am hoping to have it completed by the end of this week.  Stick with me while I update - it'll be worth it.  There are going to be lots of changes forth coming!


Blessings!

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Walgreens Trip {1.22.10}


 

 Cost: $8.23

I made two different transactions are two different Walgreens today - which is why the prices on the toothpaste varies.  These were the first transactions I haven't done in a long time without using register rewards!   I've combined the 2 transactions for the sake of time.  =)


2 - Aquafresh Advance Toothpaste @ 3.29 ea = 6.58
used 2 - $1/1 Aquafresh Printable {Thanks, Mercedes!}
used 2 - $2/1 Aquafresh walgreens in ad coupon
= 0.58 for two

1 - Scrubbing Bubbles Action Scrubber = 1.39 {sale}

2 - Scrubbing Bubbles Action Scrubber refills @ 0.87 ea = 1.74 {sale}

2 - Soft Scrub Cleansers = 5.00
used BOGO Soft Scrub Printable {you have to sign up and then print the coupon}
= 2.50 for 2

2 - Aquafresh Advance Toothpaste @ 2.99 ea = 5.98
used 2 - $1/1 Aquafresh Printable {Thanks, Mercedes!}
used 2 - $2/1 Aquafresh walgreens in ad coupon
= FREE plus 0.02 overage!

2 - Candy bars {for fillers} @ 0.39 ea = 0.78

Total Value = $35.66
Total Spent = $8.23
Total Saved = 27.48

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Home Depots eCircular...






Go HERE to sign up for Home Depots eCircular newsletter
You'll get Coupons directly delivered to your inbox!

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2 Hour Challenge Update...


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I knew going into today's cleaning challenge that it was going to be tough to complete my list in the two hours time.  It ended up taking me about two hours and forty minutes.   

Here is what I accomplished:

Put Roast in the Slow cooker for dinner - It's almost ready to be shredded for BBQ!
Laundry
Clean Bathroom
Straighten up and dust living room
Vacuum all floors
Make an Apple Pie and Waffles for the Freezer
I ended up making a double batch of waffles so it took a little longer
Make bed and tidy up our bedroom
Wash Dishes, sweep and mop kitchen
Fold Laundry - I still have a load in the dryer and washer and I haven't folded a single thing.


I did manage to get a lot done today and our house looks great!  I started getting tired towards the end and decided to take a break for lunch and some quick posts before finishing the laundry off.  :)  

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2 Hour Challange...

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I am a person who likes a challenge.  If I'm not up against a time clock, I tend to work slower with more breaks.  So, I came up with my Two Hour Challenge a few months ago and it has worked really well for me! 



Today is my first day at home since last Wednesday -- needless to say my house isn't in the best shape!  I have a lot of things that need to get done today and I am wanting to see how much of it I can get done in 2 hours.  Like my last 2 Hour Challange, I'll report back in after the two hours are up to let you know how I have done.  


Here is my list for today...

  • Put Roast in the Slow cooker for dinner
  • Laundry
  • Clean Bathroom
  • Straighten up and dust living room
  • Vacuum all floors
  • Make an Apple Pie & Waffles for the Freezer
  • Make bed and tidy up our bedroom
  • Wash Dishes, sweep and mop kitchen
  • Fold Laundry

I know that is a lot to get done in two hours, but I think I can do it -- or hit pretty close to it!   I have a few more things I need to get to today, but I'm going to focus on my main goal of just getting the house clean.

What are some things ya'll challenge yourselves with to keep your house tidy? 


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Free eBook: Smooth and Easy Days...






 Go HERE to download a free copy of Charlotte Mason's Smooth and Easy Days.

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