Monday, March 28, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday
linking up with Carissa over at lowercase letters



1. Baking

Yesterday I made Heath Bar Cookies .  I used about 3/4 a bag of the Heath bits and then added a 1/2 a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips.  Some of the comments said they didn't turn out too good...but mine were amazing.  I love baking my cookies in a muffin top pan.   I love baking and continue to plan my bakery business.



2. Reading or Lack Thereof

I am a teacher.  I so should be reading more than I do.  Every time I sit down to read... I get distracted by a TV show or a blog.  It's horrible.  I need to be better about this.  I have The Help, Beth Moore's So Long Insecurity,  and Parenting Teens with Love and Logic all needing to be read.

3. House Hunting

We are still house hunting via the Internet from our home in Virginia.  It stinks.  Most of the houses are a lot more money than what we are paying now.  We see things that catch out eye, but we refuse to commit to anything without seeing it in person.  We go in April for an official house hunting trip.  My fingers are crossed we find something we love. I am all about something VERY affordable...as I have dreams of one day soon not having to work.   Here is a cute little one we are interested in -



 
4. Cooking & Our Budget

For the sake of our wallets... I am trying really hard each week to create meal plans and shopping lists to eat more at home.  I have been cutting coupons and trying to shop sales.  It is hard.  I feel like grocery prices are so expensive.  I am also trying to use coupons or Groupons when we go out to eat.  For instance, last Friday we went to Friendly's for dinner.  We had a buy one get one free coupon - which meant my meal was free.  We saved around $9...which was a pretty good deal.



2 comments:

Erin said...

I've also been meal planning and trying not to go out to eat. It's been going pretty well so far but is sooo tempting to just say, oh well, lets go out!

briarrosestudio said...

Just a tip to share...when you get your weekly ads from the grocery store...look thru them and keep them handy if you have a walmart nearby go there with your ads and they will give you the cheaper price. It has saved me a lot of money. I also use coupons.com for a lot of things. Cooking wise...