Monday, January 30, 2012

KISS Gingersnaps

We had friends coming over this afternoon for a planning meeting for upcoming events with our homeschool group and everyone was suppose to bring a snack. I haven't been shopping this weekend outside of grabbing a gallon of milk yesterday evening AND we've been trying to eat healthy so there isn't much in the cabinets either.  What to make!?!

The thought that kept running through my mind (thanks to my friend Bridget) was KISS, Keep It Simple Stupid! So I set out to make something simple and tasty. The result.... KISS Gingersnaps!

KISS Gingersnaps

1 box Spice Cake Mix
2 eggs
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cake mix, eggs and oil together. Dough will be thick. Roll into balls about the size of a large marble; roll in sugar before placing on pan. Bake for 13 minutes. *If they begin to brown they are overcooked!

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ad match up: Rouse's 1/25-1/31

I'm not going to do the entire ad match up for Rouse's like I have done the last few weeks. It's time intensive AND not that many deals. So, from now on I'll only be posting items that actually have coupon match ups OR are outstanding deals.

Great Deals
 Dreamfield  Pasta $1.99 * we LOVE this low carb pasta
-$1/1 printable here

Rouses Salt $.45

Bounty Basic Paper Towels 8 ct. $4.97
-$.25/1 P&G 1/1

Tide 2x  50 oz. $5.99
-$2/1 P&G 1/1

Crest toothpaste $1.88
-$.50/1 P&G 1/1

Split Chicken Breast $.96 lb

Monday, January 23, 2012

Two Fat Chicks Running: Week 3

Whew! Week 3 done! I'm exhausted and my legs hurt! Wait did I say that last week too? That would be because it's true! Today starts Week 4 and I'm a little afraid! The schedule says we should be running 2 minutes and walking 1 minute. I am NO WHERE close to that and my Mom is farther behind than that. BUT, we are not discouraged because we are out doing something!  Trying to keep ourselves motivated because we are half way there! I love this quote that our trainer, Lisa, sent this week:

"You also need to look back, not just at the people who are running behind you but especially at those who don't run and never will... those who run but don't race...those who started training for a race but didn't carry through...those who got to the starting line but didn't in the finish line...those who once raced better than you but no longer run at all. You're still here. Take pride in wherever you finish. Look at all the people you've outlasted." ~Joe Henderson

Mom and I didn't get to run Friday because I had to pick up my hubby at our running time (forgot I had the car!). So Saturday I got up and ran with my friend Juliana. Juliana is just getting back into running after long absence. Let's just say that she is in WAY better shape than me and really pushed me to keep up with her pace. We went 2.1 miles (not running the entire thing) and our average pace was 18 minutes per mile. That's a pretty decent rate. So I set two new milestones this week, ran my farthest distance ever AND went the fastest I've ever gone!

Despite reaching two new milestones, the scale hasn't reflected a difference, but I feel "skinnier" does that make sense? I can look at my body and tell a difference, so maybe I lost inches instead of pounds this week. I'm cool with that.

As dedicated as I'm trying to become with running, there is another dedication that I'm trying to focus on too and haven't been as successful or consistent. My Ephesians Bible study. I did two out of five days this week... yikes! However, that's more than I've done before. I've also slacked on my 31 Days to a Better Spouse...we wont' talk about how far behind I am on that one! Speaking of my other half, he posted this verse the other day and I'm trying to take it to heart.

For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

Weekly Ad Match Up: CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Target, Kroger

Just like every other week, I'm not going to fix what isn't broken! So click on each stores name to see the full ad match up. I've included MY Shopping List for each store. Happy Shopping!

CVS- Thanks Hip2Save!

Transaction #1:
3- Kellogg's Special K 3/$10
-$1/2 printable here
-$5 CVS Cash Card (leftover from last week)
Pay $4
Get back $4 ECB

Transaction #2:
1- Blistex $2.87
-$.35/1 SS 1/22
5- Powerade, Vitamin Water or Smartwater 5/$5
-$4 Kellogg's ECB
Pay $3.52
Get back $2 Blistex ECB 
Get back $1 Drink ECB

Transaction #3:
1- Schick Quattro Razor $8.49
-$2/1 SS 1/15
-$2 Blistex ECB
-$1 Drink ECB
Pay $3.49
Get back $3 Schick ECB 

Transaction #4:
1- Milk $3.19 
-$3 Schick ECB
Pay $.19!

Rite Aid- Thanks Hip2Save!
*Nothing at Rite Aid this week that I just have to have.*

Target- Thanks Totally Target!

Transaction #1: 
1-Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent 75 oz $8.99
-$2/1 Tide Detergent PG 1/1

-$.75/1 Target HI, Coupons Mailer 
Pay $6.25 

Walgreens- Thanks Wild For Wags!
Transaction #1
2- Triaminic Cold, Cough, or Fever 2/$10-$2/1 Tearpad 
Pay $6
Get back Triaminic $5 RR

Transaction #2:
2-Neosporin Essentials Eczema Anit itch cream $8
1-Neosporin Essentials Daily Body Wash $8
-$3/1 Neosporin Essentials product printable here
-$3/1 Neosporin Essiontals 1/22 SS
1- Sweethearts candy $.39 (Filler item)
-$5 Triaminic RR
Pay $ 10.39
Get $5 Neosporin RR wyb $20+ Neosporin products
(I'm buying this not because it's an awesome deal, but because I have severe eczema and am willing to try anything at least once!)

Transaction #3:
2- Red Baron Pizza BOGO $5.99
-$5 Neosporin RR
Pay $.99!

Kroger- Thanks I Heart Kroger!
Since I don't get to shop at Kroger.....I hesitate to look at the great deals I'm missing ;)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Grocery Store Ad Match Up: Jerry Lee's

Here is the ad match up for Jerry Lee's. Ad is good for all three locations.

Ground Chuck $2.69 lb
Boneless Shoulder Roast $2.99 lb
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.99 lb *Stockpile*
Boneless Sirloin Steaks $3.99 lb
Boneless Shoulder Steaks $3.79 lb

Tropicana Pure Premium 2/$5
Tropicana Pure Premium 6 pk $2.99
Bryan Lunchmeat $2.99
Bryan Bologna 3/$4
Bryan Meat Weiners 3/$4
Oscar Mayer Lunchables $2.99
Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Lunchmeat $4.99
Oscar Mayer Bologna or Cotta Salami 3/$5
Bryan Corndogs 2/$5
Blue Bonnet Spread $2.99
Borden Cheese 2/$4
Kraft Slice Cheese $2.79
Yoplait Yogurt 2/$4
Yoplait Light Yogurt w/granola $1.99
Silk Almond or Soy Milk $3.49
Borden Singles 2/$4
Pillsbury Breadsticks or Pizza crust $2.29

Seedless Green or Red Grapes $1.99 lb
Vine Ripe Tomatoes $.99 lb
Fuji Apples 8 lb bag $5.99
Oranges 4 lb. bag 2/$5
Green Cabbage $.39 lb
Strawberries 1 lb. $2.99
Cherries $4.99 lb
Sweet Potatoes $.69 lb

JenniO Sundried Tomato Turkey Breast $5.99 lb
Kretschmar Cheddar Cheese $5.49 lb
Wilson Corned Beef $4.99 lb

Digiorno or California Pizza Kitchen $5.99
Prairie Farms Ice Cream $3.49
Weight Watchers Smart Ones 2/$5
Birdseye & Steamfresh 2/$5

Peter Pan Peanut Butter 2/$4
Quaker Instant Oatmeal 2/$5
Velveeta Cheesy Skillets 2/$4
Coca Cola 2L $1.39
Pepsi 12 pk. 2/$6
Nabisco Snack Crackers 2/$4
Kellogg's Poptarts 2/$4
Big G Cereals 2/$5
Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa 4/$5
Quaker Life or Cap'n Crunch 2/$5
Lipton Tea bags or instant $3.69
Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams $3.49
Pop Secret Popcorn $3.49
Kraft Easy Cheese $3.99
Wishbone Dressing 2/$4
Hellman's Real Mayo $2.99
Del Monte Tomatoes $.99
Rice a Roni/Pasta Roni $.99
Bush's Best Beans $.89
Green Giant Vegetables $.99
Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 2/$1
Quaker Instant Grits 2/$4
Bisquick Shake & Pour Pancake Mix $1.29
Aunt Jemima Syrup 2/$5
Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix $2.49
Nature Valley or Fiber One Granola Bars $2.99

Bounty Basic 8 ct. Paper Towels $5.99
Charmin Basic 12 roll Toilet Paper $5.99
Mister Clean Multi Surface Cleaner $2.99
Angel Soft Bath Tissue 4 ct. $1.49
Glad Trash bags $7.99
All Laundry Detergent $4.99
Downy Fabric Softener $3.99
Cascade Complete Dish Detergent Gel or Packs $7.49
Era Laundry Detergent $3.99
Snuggle $3.99
Dawn $1.19

Grocery Store Ad Match Up: Greer's

This is the ad match up for the Vancleave store. Check your local ad, as prices may vary.


3 Day Sale
Split Fryer Breast $.98 lb
Whole Pork Tenderloins 2 pk $3.88 lb
Kelly's Regular Smoked Sausage 16 oz 2/$6
4 lb. bag sugar $1.99
Always Save Ice Cream (limit 2 w/ $25 purchase) $1.49
Jumbo Baking Potatoes 8 lb. bag $2.98
Dolly Madison Powdered Sugar Donuts $1.99
Skinner Cheese Roll Danish $2.99 ea

Boneless Sirloin Top Roast $2.88 lb
Quarter Pork Loin $1.68 lb
T-Bone Steaks $5.78 lb
Boneless Sirloin Tip steak $3.28 lb
Fryer Wings $1.98 lb
Center Cut Pork Chops $1.98 lb
Ziegler Roll Sausage $2.98
Ziegler Red Hots $3.98
Ziegler Sausage & Biscuits $3.88
Bar S Sliced Bacon $2.88
Bar S Franks or Bologna $.98
Johnsonville Brats or Italian Sausage $4.38

Gorton's Garlic or Lemon Fish Fillets $3.98 ea
Sea Best Flounder or Tilapia Fillets $3.88 lb

Best Choice Texas Style Biscuits $1
Best Choice Chunk Cheddar Cheese $2.19

Honeysuckle Turkey Breast $3.99 lb
French Bread $1.98

Vine Ripe Tomatoes $.98 lb
Red or Green Seedless grapes $2.38 lb
Sweet Potatoes $.68 lb
Oranges 4 lb bag 2/$5
Cabbage $.38 lb

Best Yet 9 lb Charcoal $2.99
Best Choice 3 L Drinks $1
Colortex Paper Towels 41
BabO Powdered Cleanser 2/$1
Best Choice Bleach 2/$3
Always Save Foam Plates $1.19
Xtra Laundry Detergent 2/$5


Bar S Corndogs $4.98
Tennessee Pride Sausage & Biscuits $5.88
Gourmet Dining Stir Fry $4.98
Fast Fixins Entrees $5.98
Best Choice Crinkle Cut Potatoes $2.29
Best Choice Cheese Texas Toast 2/$5
Jack's Pizza 4/$10
10 lb. Bag Ice $1.79

China Doll Large Lima Beans 2/$3
Best Choice Long Grain Rice $.79
Sara Lee Classic Wheat Bread $2.29
Always Save Cheese Puffs 2/$4
Best Choice Ketchup $1.19
Best Choice Diced Tomatoes w/Chilis $.69
Pepsi 12 pk. 3/$12
Lipton Green Tea 1 gal. $2.99
Louisiana Supreme Hot Sauce $.59
Gold Medal Chili Mix $.59
Pampa Beef Boullion Cubes $1.25
Louisiana Supreme Chicken Sauce $1
Always Save Whole Kernel Corn $.69
Bush's Light Red Kidney Beans $1
Manwich 2/$3
Rotel $1.19
Wesson Vegetable Oil $9.99
Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce $1.29
Hunt's BBQ Sauce 2/$3
Sobe Lifewater 5/$5
Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding $1.19
Kellogg's Apple Jacks 2/$5
Blackburn Syrup $2.39

Grocery Store Ad Match Ups: Rouses

This ad is for the Rouse's in Ocean Springs. Check your local store because prices may vary slightly.

Whole Chickens $.69 lb (limit 3)*Stockpile*

Blade Cut Chuck Roast $2.77 lb
Tri Tip Steak or Roast $4.97 lb
Pork Loin Baby Back Ribs $2.99 lb
Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs $1.99
Smithfield & Sugardale Smoked Ham Shank Portion $1.17
Marinated Pork Loin Filet $3.79 lb
Country Style Cut Up Chicken $1.17


French Bread $1
Boar's Head Turkey Breast $7.99 ln
Rouses Cotto Salami $3.99 lb
Rouses Cooked Ham $4.77 lb
Garden Fresh Salsa $3.88 ea.
Rotisserie Chicken $6.49 ea.
Corn & Crab Bisque $5.79 ea
Turkey Tossed Salad $4.69 ea
Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya $5.69

Banana Pudding $3.49 lb.
Cheese Bread $4.78 ea
MIni Cookis 24 ct. $2.89 

Specialty Meat & Seafood

Fresh Speckled Trout Fillets $9.99 lb
Maine Lobster Tail $4.99 ea.
Fresh Flounder Fillets $8.99 lb
9-12 Count Gulf Shrimp $5.99 lb
Gumbo Crabs $3.99 ea.
Rouses Crab Dips or Salad $3.99 lb
Peeled Gulf Shrimp $5.99 lb.


Oscar Mayer Wieners $1.99
Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage 2/$7
Kraft Cheese Slices 16 oz. $2.98
Chobani Greek Yogurt 10/$10
Best Yet Shredded Cheese 32 oz. $6.99
Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice 2/$6

Hass Avocados $.59 ea.

Iceberg Lettuce $.88 ea.
Cuties Tangerines $6.99
Green Cabbage $.49
Dole Premium Classic Salads $1.79
Sweet Red Plums $2.69
Beefsteak Tomatoes $1.98
Carrot Chips or Petite Carrots $1.59
Mangoes 10/$10
Yellow Onions 3 lb bag $1.79*Good price!*
Red, Orange or Gold Bell Peppers 3 ct. $3.99 *Good price!*
Grapefruit 5 lb $3.99
Stuffing Cap or Steak Sliced Mushrooms 12 ct. $2.99
Blackberries 6 oz. 2/$5
Grapple Apples 4 ct. $3.99
Naturally Fresh Dressings 2/$4

Organic/Natural Foods

Green Anjou, Red or Bosc Organic Pears $1.99

LouAna Vegetable Oil 2/$5

Camellia Red Beans $1.39
Mam Papaul's Mixes $1.88
Mahatma Rice 5 lb. $4.99
Ken's Dressing $2.39
-$1/2 SS 1/8
Cento Tomatoes 2/$3
Velveeta Cheesy Skillets $1.99
Life Cereal 2/$6
Cap'n Crunch $2.39
Quaker Instant Oatmeal $2.59
Quaker Instant Grits $2.29
Tostios Chips or Salsa 2/$5
-$.55 off dips or salsa wyb chips 1/1 SS
Best Yet Potato Chips $1.67
Cape Cod Potato Chips 2/$5
Keebler Variety Packs $3.99
Chips Ahoy Cookies 2/$5
WhoNu Cookies 2/$5
Powerade Drinks 8 pack $3.99
Coca Cola 12 pack 4/$13
Best Yet Soft Drinks 12 pack 4/$10

Fast Fixin Chicken $4.99

Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets 5/$10
Kid Cuisine 2/$4
MorningStar Farms 2/$6
Skinny Cow Novelties $3.99

Gain 50 oz. $4.77

ValuTime Bleach 4/$5
Aim Toothpaste $.99
Foam Lunch Plates 10/$10
Topcare Mouthwash 2/$4
Best Yet Storage Containers 2/$5
Speed Stick Deodorant 2/$5
Energizer batteries $3.99

Grocery Store Ad Match Ups: Winn Dixie & Publix

Click on the name of each store to see the full match up. I've listed a few of the deals I want to grab. Don't forget you can take your ad to Walmart and ad match both Winn Dixie and Publix (in Jackson County only to my knowledge) as long as the ad states the exact price.

Winn Dixie- Thanks Winn Dixie on a Dime! *Full ad is not up yet this morning*

Purina One Beyond Dog Food $7.99-$9.99
$2/1 Purina ONE Beyond Dog or Cat food 3 lb+ (Found in the new WD pet flyer)
-$5/1 Purina ONE Beyond Dry Dog Food 01/15/2012 SS 

Publix- Thanks I Heart Publix!

Pompeian Imported Olive Oil, 16 oz, BOGO $5.99
-$1/1 Pompeian Olive Oil

Dole Yellow Cling Diced Peaches in 100% Juice, 4 pk, BOGO $2.79
-$0.50/1 Dole Fruit Bowls in 100% Juice

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Spread, 8 to 10 oz, 16 oz box, or 7.5 oz 2 pk, BOGO $2.47
-$1/1 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Tub 
-$1/1 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Tub

Crunchmaster Multi-Grain or Multi-Seed Crackers, BOGO $3.19
-$0.75/1 Crunchmaster Crackers, Bag or Box 
-$1/1 Crunchmaster Crackers, Bag or Box 
-$1/1 Crunchmaster Multi Seed Product 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Menu Monday

Here's this weeks menu plan (and yes this is part of my "diet"):

toast w/ nutella
yogurt w/granola
scrambled eggs

grilled chicken salad
turkey pita
chicken salad
grilled chicken pita
pasta salad w/ham

Bama Steak Sandwiches
Eggplant Parmesan
Red Beans & Rice
Grilled Chicken
Homemade pizza
Roast w/veggies

cheese sticks
wheat thins w/ cheese slices

Two Fat Chicks Running- Week 2

Well week 2 of the Couch 2 5k training program is over! Only 6 weeks to go! I feel so accomplished because now I can count on TWO hands how many times I've ran in my life! Yes, that's right I said LIFE! Week 2 weigh in: Another pound lost! I'm also starting a modified meal plan this week that was given to me by our instructor. I was amazed to see it was REAL food! Not unflavored tofu with cardboard rice cakes and brown rice. It's beef stir fry, red beans and rice, fruit, cereal, yogurt and such. That is doable in my book!

There has NEVER been a time in my life that I was skinny or didn't struggle with self image. I've been overweight my entire life. Our pastor, Dustin, did a sermon yesterday about the Biblical view of the human body (this is a recap of his words from my notes).  Our bodies are sacred (Genesis 2:7)! God breathed His spirit into us- we are valuable "dirt". God made us in His image, breathed life into dirt! Amazing! That means I am valuable and worthy, a thought I've struggled with for a long time. Am I perfect? No, not in any way! My weight, my life, my faith; I fail in some way every day, but I know that I'm forgiven for those failings. The hardest part is forgiving myself! Even if my body isn't perfect God still loves me. He proved that love for me 2,000 years ago by what He did with His body on the cross. That lifts my spirits and gives me hope that I can over come this "thing" in my life that is keeping me from finding my pleasure in God. I've exalted my appetite of eating to deal with problems over my appetite for Jesus.  If I would turn to Him in times of trouble or doubt instead of food I could overcome this "thing" in my life.

So what's the plan? Moderation, exercise, rest (because even God rested) and time spent daily with my Bible and Him. I started the Good Morning Girls Ephesians Bible study today.

How are you doing with your New Year Resolutions? Keeping on task? Not giving up? Need some encouragement? Why don't you share!?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ad Match Ups 1/15-1/21

You can click on the name to see the full match ups. I've listed MY shopping plans under each respective store.  New here and you don't understand all the coupon lingo? Go here for more information.

CVS- Thanks Hip2Save!

Transaction #1:
2- Scott Paper Towels $5
2- Scott Toilet Paper $7.49
*We did NOT receive the Scott coupons that were being mentioned on many of the coupon blogs*
3- Nabisco Crackers (wheat thins and ritz for me) 2/$5
-$2/3 SS 1/8

Pay $30.20
Get $10 GC of your choice (I chose CVS)

Transaction #2:
1- Huggies Wipes 3pk $7.99
-$.50/1 SS 1/15
-$3.50 ECB's (several small ones I've rounded up)

Pay $3.99 (use CVS gift card)
Get $2 ECB

Transaction #3:
1- Nature Valley Granola twin back $7.99
-$2 ECB

Pay $5.99 (pay using CVS gift card)
Get $3 ECB

Transaction #4:
2- Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal 2/$5
- $1/1 printable here  (two copies)
-$3 ECB

Pay $0

Rite Aid- Thanks Hip2Save!

Transaction #1:
2- Toms of Maine products $3.99

Pay $8
Get $6 UP+ reward

Transaction #2:
1- Huggies Pull Ups $9.49
-$2/1 from Walmart Flyer 1/8
-$6 UP+ reward

Pay $1.49
Get $1 UP+ reward

Transaction #3:
2- Ziploc bags 2/$5
-$1.50/2  (I don't remember which one this came from and can't find it listed in any database)
- $1 UP+ reward

Pay $2.50
Get $1 UP+ reward

Transaction #4:
2-Blistex lip balms 2/$3
-$.55/1 (2 coupons)
-$1 UP+ reward

Pay $.90
Get $1 UP+ reward wyb 2

Transaction #5:
1- Mentos UP2U gum $1
-$1 UP+ reward

Pay $0

Target- Thanks Totally Target!

1- Honeycrisp apples 3 lb bag $5.49
* We LOVE honeycrisp apples and this is an awesome price! They usually run $2.99 lb!*

Kroger- Thanks I Heart Kroger!

Walgreens- Thanks Wild for Wags!

Friday, January 13, 2012

WE have a winner of the My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Suite!

"Many will enter, few will win" Isn't that what they say on Publishers Clearing House commercials? Well we have a winner!

Christine Smart!

I've notified the winner! She'll be receiving the full My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Suite! Thanks to all who entered!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Unadvertised Winn Dixie Deal

Ran into Winn Dixie last night after our Two Fat Chicks running meeting (aka couch to 5k) and ran across some great unadvertised deals! This was found at the Winn Dixie in Ocean Springs. Your local store may not have the same deal available, as I would assume it's based on inventory.

Oscar Mayer Lunchmeat 3/$10
-Found MANY packages with $2 off WD store coupons attached!

3-Oscar Mayer Lunchmeat 3/$10
-(3) WD coupons $2 each
Pay $4 (less than the price of one package!)

Look for the OM Roast Beef and then check out this recipe for a CHEAP and quick meal.

Kraft Cheese Slices 12 oz. 2/$5
-not a bad price right now

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jerry Lee's Ad Match Up 1/11-1/17

Jerry Lee's Ad Match up

Quarter Loin Pork Chops $1.69 lb
Boneless Rump Roast $2.99 lb
Boneless Ribeye Steaks $5.99 lb
Ground Round $2.89 lb
Center Cut Pork Chops $2.89 lb

Dairy & Lunchmeat
Kraft Cheese 2/$4
-$.50/2 printable here
Kraft Cheese Singles $2.49
Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh lunchmeat $2.99
Armour Lunchmakers 5/$5
Lunchables 2/$5
Oscar Mayer Value Sliced Lunchmeat $2.99
Ziegler Sliced Bacon $2.99
Curly's Pulled BBQ $4.49
John Morrell Hot Dogs 5/$5
Simply Orange Juice $3.99
Dannon Activie 4 pk 2/$4
Yoplait Yogurt $2.49
Blue Bonnet Spread 2/$3
Sunny D gallon or 6 pk $2.99

Seedless Navel Oranges 5 lb. bag $2.99
Iceberg Lettuce $.99
Red or Green seedless grapes $2.99 lb
Tomatoes on the vine $.99 lb
Sunkist Lemons 2 lb bag 2/$5
Red Grapefruit 5 lb. bag $2.99
Honey tangerines 3 lb. bag $2.99
Green Cabbage 3 lbs/ $1

Kretschmer Virginia Smoked or Honey Ham $3.99 lb
Kretschmer Turkey $5.99 lb
Yellow American Cheese $4.99 lb
Oreo Cake $10.99
King's Hawaiian Rolls $2.99
Creme Horns $1.69

Banquet Meals $.99
Banquet Pot Pies $.69
Totino's Party Pizzas 4/$5
Blue Bell Ice Cream $4.25
-$1/1 Printable here
Mrs. Paul's Fish $4.99
Steak Eze Philly Sandwich kits $4.99
Tony's Pizza 2/$4
Prairie Farms Ice Cream $2.99
Kid Cuisine 2/$4
Green Giant Boil In Bag Vegetables 4/$5
Best Choice Garlic Bread $1.99
Best Choice Burritos 2/$5
Prairie Farms Frozen Yogurt $2.99
Healthy Choice Dinners 2/$5
Healthy Choice Steamers 2/$4
Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers $2.99

Best Choice  Paper Towels  8 pk $5.99
Purex  $3.99
Scott Bath Tissue 12 pk $9.99
Kleenex Face Tissue $1.99

Campbell's Soup (tomato or chicken noodle) $.59
Nabisco Ritz Crackers 2/$5
Nabisco Oreos 2/$5
Doritos Tortilla Chips 2/$5
Coca Cola 2l $1.39
Nestle Pure Life Splash Bottle 6 pk $1.99
Nestle Pure Life  24 pk. $3.99
Kellogg's Cereal 2/$5
Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice $2.99
Hunt's Snack Packs $.99
Keebler Cookies $2.99
Capri Sun 2/$5
Sunshine Cheez It 2/$4
Post Cereal $2.99
Van Kamps Beans 2/$3
Big G Milk & Cereal Bars $2.49
MIO Water Enhancer $3.59
Musselmans 6 pk apple sauce $1.99
Little Debbie Snacks 2/$3
Chef Boyardee $.99
Kraft Salad Dressing 2/$5
Hunt's Tomato Ketchup $2.49
Campbell's Select Harvest Soup $1.79
Kraft Easy mac $.99
Hunt's Tomato Sauce $.99
Ragu Pasta Sauce 2/$4
Knorr Pasta or Rice 4/$5
Betty Crocker Potato Buds $1.99

Grocery Store Ad Match Ups

Here are the links to this week's ad match ups for popular stores:

Publix- Thanks I Heart Publix!

Winn Dixie- Thanks Winn Dixie on a Dime!

Kroger- Thanks I Heart Kroger!

Rouses Ad Match Up 1/11-1/17

This ad is for the Rouse's in Ocean Springs. Check your local store because prices may vary slightly.

Center Cut Loin Rib Pork Chops $1.99 lb

18 piece Chicken combo pack $.97 lb
Boneless Ribeye Roast $5.99 lb
Pork Sirloin End Roast $1.59 lb
Whole Organic Chickens $1.57 lb
Charcoal Steaks $3.99 lb
Large Pork Spare Ribs 5-7 lb package $1.19
Honeysuckle Fresh Ground Turkey 19.5 oz $2.59

Specialty Meat & Seafood
Chicken, Pork or Beef and Veggie Kabobs $5.99 lb
Chicken Breast Patties with green onions $4.99 lb
Cordon Bleu Chicken Breast Rolls $6.19 lb
California Roll Sushi $6.49 ea
Rouses Fresh Homemade Chicken Sausage $2.98 lb

Boar's Head Ham $7.99 lb
Rouses Bologna $3.99 lb
Rouses Chicken Breast $6.99 lb
Antica Pasts $4.79 ea
Mini Quiche Lorraine $3.89 ea
Tomato Basil Soup $5.69
Sweet & Sour Chicken with Vegetables $5.69
Tuna Salad $6.19

Gulf Coast Soft Shell Crabs $4.99 ea
Swai Fillets $2.99 lb
Louisiana Peeled Shrimp $6.99 lb
Rouse's Cooked Louisiana Shrimp $6.99
Southern Style Frying Fish $1.99
Seafood Tortas $3.99
Whole Cooked Dungeness Crab $6.99 lb
Tilapia Fillets 3 lb bag $7.99
Wild Waters Smoked Salmon $6.99
Snow Crab Clusters $6.99 cluster
Louisana Headless Shrimp 16-20 count $8.99 lb

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Cold Cuts $2.99
Smithfield Smoked Sausage 2/$5
Bar S Corn Dogs $4.99
Nathan's Beef Franks $4.49 ea
Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Strips 2/$6
Al Fresco Cooked or Fresh Chicken Sausage $3.99
Yoplait Yogurt 2/$4
-$.75/2 GM 1/8/12
Kraft Cheese Slices $2.99
Dannon Yogurt 10/$6
Velveeta Cheese 16 oz. $3.49
Borden Shredded or Chunk Cheese 3/$5
Philadelphia Cooking Cream $2.29
Pillsbury Breads (pizza crust, breadsticks, French loaf or Italian loaf) $2.39
-$.40/1 Crescent Roll wyb Pizza crust, breadsticks, loaves or dinner rolls

Louisiana Strawberries 1 lb $2.79
Yellow Peaches $1.99 lb
Nectarines $1.99 lb
Blueberries 1 pint $2.99
Green Bell Peppers $.59 ea
White Mushrooms 8 oz 2/$3
Honeydew Melons $2.99 ea
Organic carrots 5 lb. bag $3.49
Cantaloupe 2/$5
Cara cara Pink navel oranges $.99 lb
Jazz Apples $1.79 lb
Organic Cameo or Braeburn Apples $1.99 lb
Grape Tomatoes 1 pint 2/$4
French Green Beans 1 lb. $3.99
Yukon Gold potatoes 5 lb. $3.29
Sweet Yellow Onions $3.29 ea.
Hothouse Cucumbers 6 ct. $3.59
Hydroponic Bib Lettuce $3.59
Red Beets with tops $2.99
Dole Complete Salad Kits $2.79
Eggroll wrappers or wonton wrappers $2.99
Naturally Fresh Dips $1.99
Formaggio Just Add Lettuce $4.99
Blood Oranges $1.59 lb

Organic/Natural Foods
Full Circle Cereal $2.99
Full Circle Apple Juice 64 oz. $3.49
Full Circle Brown Rice 32 oz. $2.99
Full Circle Apple Sauce 6 pack $2.69
Full Circle Organic Ketchup $1.99
Full Circle Grape Juice 64 oz. $4.99
Full Circle Macaroni and Cheese $1.69
Full Circle Great Northern, Lentil or Kidney beans $2.15
Full Circle Maple Syrup $6.99
Full Circle Medium or Mild Salsa $2.29
Full Circle Butter or Natural Popcorn 2/$4

Progresso Soup 2/$3
-$1/4 GM 1/8/12

Blue Runner Bases or Starters $3.28
Malt o Meal cereals 2/$5
Maruchan Ramen Noodles 6 pk $1.39
Taco Bell Dinner Kits $1.29
Dawn Fresh Mushroom Steak Sauce $.69
Zatarain's Crab Boil $3.99
Jello Gelatin $1.29
Taco Bell Salsa 2/$4
Del Monte Ketchup $.88
Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce $1.09
Luxury Spaghetti $1.39
Mt. Olive Kosher Dills 1 gallon $3.88
Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 2/$1
Rotel Tomatoes 2/$4
Zatarain's Fish Fry $2.39
Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce 2/$5
Kraft Dressing $2.99
General Mills Cereal 2/$5
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks 2/$4
Fiber One Bars 3/$5
Kashi Cereal 2/$5
-$1/1 cereal printable here
Kashi bars 2/$5
Community Coffee Carnival Cake Coffee $6.99
-Get $1 off any bakery item wyb Carnival Cake coffee
Bisquick  Shake n Pour 2/$3
Crystal Light Drink Mix $2.49
Zapp's Potato Chips 3/$5
Kashi Crackers 2/$5
Kashi Cookies 2/$5
Pepsi 12 pk 3/$10
Frito Lay Variety Pack $5.99
Nabisco Saltine Crackers $2.39
Coca Cola 8 pk 3/$11
Best Yet Peanuts 2/$4
Best Yet Pastries $1.29
Rouses Rice 5 lb $2.99
Rouses Mayo $2.29
Best Yet Tomatoes $1.24
Rouses Coffee 2/$6
Pride Vegetables 5/$3
Best Yet 2L Soft drinks $.79
Best Yet Creamer 2/$7
Rouses Bread $1
Sparkling Ice Flavored Water 10/$10
Crystal Geyser 35 count water $4.99
Best Yet Deluxe Mac & Cheese 2/$3
Best Yet Fruit $1.69
Best Yet Beans $1.19
Best Yet Baked Beans $1.29

Pillsbury Biscuit Sandwich 2/$4
Pillsbury Egg Scrambles 2/$4
Pillsbury Toaster Strudel 2/$4
Totino's Pizza Stuffers 2/$6
Totino's Pizza Rolls 2/$6
Totino's Party Pizza 8/$10
Home Run Inn Pizza $5.49
Rouses Ice Cream 2/$5
Coles Garlic Bread or toast $2.25
Birdseye Voila 2/$7
Best Yet Waffles or Pancakes 2/$4
Kraft Bagel-fuls $2.37

Bounty Basic Paper Towels $.77
Sun Detergent 75 oz. $2.79
Scott Bath Tissue 12 roll $8.99
Best Yet Charcoal $2.99
Best Yet Facial Tissue 4/$5
TopCare Cold/Flu Relief 12 ct 2/$4
TopCare Cold/Flu Relief liquid $2.88
TopCare Sinus Relief 20 ct 2/$5

Monday, January 9, 2012

Free Kindle/Nook books

Some great reads available right now from Amazon for you Kindle or Nook (or your cellphone version like me).

The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden
The Secret Holocaust Diaries by Nonna Bannister
The Witness by Dee Henderson

Menu Monday 1/9-1/13

So this week's menu may look familiar...maybe a LOT like last week's menu. We had some changes in plans and a few surprises last week that changed my meal plans, so several of those moved on to this week's plan.


little burgers (sliders)
grilled cheese
ham and cheese

Chicken Fried steak
White Chicken Chili
Pork Roast
Chicken Spaghetti
Eat Out
BBQ Pork Sandwiches
Pinto beans with sausage

Two Fat Chicks Running: Week 1 Review

That's right! Each week I'll be giving you an update on how the lifestyle change is going. We are starting week 2 today of the Couch 2 5k program, but first a review of week 1.

Me and the hubby at the
Chefs of the Coast Run
We made it out to Gulfport last Monday for the first day of the Couch to 5k program. Seems like a great group of people with all kinds of experience and health levels. I quickly made friends with the trainer that would be at the back of the pack because I knew that is where I would be. Without fail, my Mom and I were at the very end with a pretty large gap between us and the rest of the group, BUT we did it!

We met again at my house Wednesday and followed the scheduled run. I was sick with a 24 bug on Friday so we didn't get to run, but I did get up on Saturday and ran my farthest distance to date 1 1/2 miles!

I did not change my diet in anyway, except that I did try to take in more water than I normally do, otherwise I ate what I wanted. At my weekly weigh in this morning I was down 1 pound. Not much, but I'll take it! At this rate of 1 lb. a week I should reach my goal in..........well we just won't talk about that right now!

Anyone else resolve to battle the bulge or just get healthy this year?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Family Fun almost free activity!

Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? Why not go bowling for FREE!! Go check out Ocean Springs Night Out for a coupon for 1 hour of FREE bowling at Ocean Lanes (you pay for the shoes $2-$3 per person!). Coupon is valid for up to 5 people.  That's a pretty cheap, fun, family activity. We'll be heading out later today to bowl. Wonder if I can beat my hubby's score? Do that let grown ups have bumpers?

Oh and the really cool thing is, if you have a phone that can download and view PDF files you  
                                                      don't even have to print the coupon!

Friday, January 6, 2012

My Memories Digital Scrapbook review & giveaway!

I love making things and a few years ago I really got into scrapbooking with all the rubber stamps and paper,etc. I made several pages that I'm really proud of, but the expense and amount of stuff was just overwhelming!

8 years later, baby #2 has arrived and I've done NOTHING about a scrapbook for her! Scrapbooking has come a long way since my days of being covered in ink and needing 100 different pairs of scissors. Now we have digital scrapbooking software available to us. These digital scapbook suites cut out all the mess, but still include all the fun! 

I recently had the opportunity to try out My Memories, a digital scrapbooking software program and I'm in love! No mess, no hassle and I don't have to clean up when I'm ready to put it away! The My Memories Suite is easy to navigate and there are thousands of papers and embellishments to chose from! Not to mention the price is reasonable too!  The basic software comes with plenty of products to create with and additional collections range from $2 and up. 

Here are some samples of what I made in just a matter of minutes!



 Thinking your not creative enough? That's crazy! Need some ideas for pages? You can check out My Memories on Facebook for hundreds of ideas from other users or on the My Memories Blog for even more ideas and tips. 

Now for a your chance to WIN your own My Memories digital scapbooking software! Just follow the steps below and enter for your chance to win! 

* Make sure to leave your email so you can be contacted if you win!**

1. Become a House of Collums follower on Facebook. Leave a message saying you are a follower. **MANDATORY**
2. Check out My Memories and tell me one of your favorite digital paper pack.
3. Become a My Memories follower on Facebook. Leave a message saying you are a follower.
4. Repost about this giveaway on your blog or Facebook and receive an extra entry! Leave a link!

Giveaway ends Thursday, January 12th at midnight central time. Winner will be announced on Friday, January 13th.

Don't want to wait to Win? You can use this code STMMMS14974 to get $10 off the purchase of the My Memories Digital Suite. When you do you'll also receive a coupon code for $10 off other My Memories software!

I received a free copy of the My Memories Digital Suite v3 for this review. Some links my be my referral links from which I receive compensation. All opinions posted are mine from my experience and use of the My Memories Digital Suite v3.