30 Days of Valentine’s Fun Day #4: 52 Reasons I Love You

Here is another Valentine’s gift idea I found on Pinterest.  Thanks to Lowri McNabb for being so creative!  I think the kids and I are going to make this for my husband this year.  I love personalized gifts like this!  I guess we better get started coming up with 52 things we love about him.

Here is what you need to make this:

  • sandpaper
  • deck of cards
  • labels (see tutorial for details)
  • hole punch
  • 2 book rings

Here is where to go to find detailed directions on how to make this as well as answers to FAQs -> 52 Reasons I Love You Tutorial


Meijer deals for the week of 1/15-1/21

Here are the best Meijer deals for the week thanks to Sarah’s Deals:

If you are new to shopping at Meijer, here’s their coupon policy: Meijer coupon policy

Meijer Gallon Milk 2/$5.00

Meijer Dozen Eggs $.99

Red or Green Seedless Grapes $1.24/#

Buy 3 Nabisco Teddy Grahams To Go Cups @ $1.19 on Price Drop through 1/29/12
use $3/3 MQ from 1/8SS (exp 1/27/12)
= 3/$.57 ($.19 each!)

Smart Balance Milk 1/2 Gallon $2.59
use 2 $.75/1 Printable or $1/1 MQ from 1/8SS
AND use $1/2 SQ from Meijer Mealbox
= as low as 2/$2.18

Buy 5 Mott’s Applesauce 6pk, Mott’s Apple Juice/Garden Blends, Snapple 6pk or 7up 12pk, Get $5.00 Off Instantly** (Limit 1 Offer Per Transaction)

Mott’s Applesauce 6pk 3/$5.00
Buy 5, Get $5.00 Off Instantly
= 5/$3.33 ($.67 each!)

Mott’s Garden Blends $2.19
Buy 5, Get $5.00 Off Instantly
use 2 $1/2 SQ from Meijer Mealbox
= 5/$3.95 ($.79 each!)

Starkist Tuna Pouches 20% off (Shelf price at my store is now $1.49, ouch!)
Buy 2 Tuna Pouches @ $1.19
use 2 $.50/1 Printable or from 1/1RP
AND use $1/2 SQ from Meijer Mealbox
= 2/$.38 ($.19 each, still a great deal!)

Tasty Treat Tuesday: Bisquick Danishes

This recipes takes me all the way back to my early college days, which I am getting old enough now to not want to admit how long ago that really was.  My roommate introduced me to these during finals week when we were both delirious from pulling an all-nighter.  I have craved them ever since.  These danishes are delicious right out of the oven, but they are still pretty yummy the next day for breakfast.

Here is what you need to make these:

  • 2 cups Original Bisquick® mix
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2/3cup milk or whipping cream
  • 1/4cup fruit preserves, any flavor
Vanilla Drizzle
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons warm water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

 Here is how to make it -> Bisquick Danishes Tutorial

If you like this recipe, don’t forget to “Pin” it–>Pin It


Aldi deals for the week of 1/15-1/21

Thanks to Coupon Clippin Daddy for this week’s deals.

If you are new to shopping, at Aldi’s, here’s their coupon policy: or lack there-of since they don’t actually take coupons!

  • Aldi’s does not take coupons of any kind.
  • At Aldi’s, you will have to bag your own groceries and pay a quarter to get a cart. The quarter is reimbursed when the cart is returned.
  • You’ll need to bring in your own reusable grocery bags or you’ll have to purchase them in the store.

Here are some of the Aldi’s highlights for the week:  remember to check out Coupon Clippin’ Daddy for the rest of the deals!  It’s hard to judge what a “good deal” is since cost of living varies so much in various parts of the country, but these are all “good deals” by my standards in a low to moderate cost of living area!

Sunkist Navel Oranges (4 lbs)   $1.99

Clementines (2 lbs)   $1.89

Del Monte Gold Pineapple   $1.99
Tyson Fresh Split Chicken Breasts   $0.89 per lb (Wednesday Special)
Cole’s Pizza Sticks   $2.49Happy Harvest Chili Style Diced Tomatoes   $0.59

Great Gherkins Sliced Pickles   $1.29Clancy’s Pita Chips   $1.99

Clancy’s Cheese Puffs   $0.99

FREEBIE ALERT: 2012 Downy Unstopables freebies at 5 pm EST!

If you love freebies, here’s a heads up:  At 5 p.m. EST today, Downy will be giving away 2012 FREE Downy Unstopables samples!

Here’s what they posted on their Facebook page:

2012 sounds like a good year and a great number of samples to giveaway. Be sure to visit us Tuesday @ 5:00 pm EST for your first chance to sign up for a Downy Unstopables Sample. Remember we are giving away 2012 samples of Downy Unstopables a day, every day for 7 days, so that you can have a fresh start to the New Year! Tell a friend, and let the freshness begin!

Click here to “like” them on Facebook and be ready to grab this freebie–>Downy Unstopables freebies on Facebook 

Let me know if you get one!

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