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Many of you know I was on 3 episodes of TLC’s Extreme Couponing and this blog started out as a coupon blog! Then we had our 4th child and it turned my world upside down. I don’t “Coupon” as much as I used to. I was introduced to the website PriceMatcherz.com and I love it!

They gave me a challenge to use their website for a shopping trip to Walmart and see how much, if any, I could save on a price matching trip.

On their website, they break their lists down by state, then by city, and you can see all the best deals in the store ads in one place. So instead of scanning every single ad yourself, they have done all the work for you.

So below are the items I needed to get at Walmart. I typed them in on my phone and grouped them by store so when I checkout, I don’t have to have a handful of ads, I just have my list. Walmart DOES NOT require you to have the ad you are price matching from so keep note of that.

Most grocery stores do what iscalled high/low pricing so one week their prices will be higher, and other weeks they will have big sales and they will be lower. Walmart does what’s called everyday low prices so they don’t really have sales, they occasionally have rollbacks so on the grocery stores higher weeks, Walmart will be lower.

With the amazing gift of price matching, you can take any local store’s ad, find the things you need and price match those items to Walmart.

When you are checking out, inform the cashier that you will have some price match items. I had those in the front of my order. As she scanned the items, I would tell her what price they are and what store I am price matching it to.

So here is how my trip went below… 

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First I went for the ketchup. 

Walmart: $2.49
Price match to Albertson’s: $1.99
Savings of $.50

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Next is the salad dressing.

Walmart $1.98

Price Matched to Albertson’s $.99

Ssvings of $.99

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Next is the fruit loops.

Walmart $2.98

Priced MAtched to Walgreens $1.99

Savings of $.99

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Coffee

Walmart $.7.98

Price matched to Walgreens $6.99

Savings of $.99

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Bacon

Walmart $4.44

Priced matched to Walgreens $4.00

Savings of $.44

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Lays Chips

Walmart $2.50

Price matched to King Soopers $1.88

SAvings of $.62

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Butter

Walmart $2.88

Price matched to King soopers $1.99

Savings of $.89

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So here is the final breakdown. I don’t know about you but not having to use coupons and only putting in minimal work, I will save a savings of over $5 anyway! So if I did this on my weekly trips, in a month I could save over $20! I will take that anyway!

 

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Stubb’s Bbq Giveaway

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It’s Summer Time and that means many of us are outside using the grill as much as possible. Steaks, chicken, veggies – you name it!  

I love summer and can’t wait to bbq! What about you?

And when you are getting yours meats ready – make sure to grab the Stubb’s! They have an awesome line of BBQ products that will make sure your meals turn out fabulous. In fact, be sure to check out Tracy at Having Fun Saving for How To Grill The Perfect Steak  

 I know I could go for a steak right now!

So, how about a GIVEAWAY? One lucky reader will win TWO Product FREE coupons for Stubb’s BAR-B-Q products. You can use them to get anything you need for your next BBQ!
Here’s how to enter:
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Food Network Star…will I be a contestant??!

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If you follow me on social media, you know I tried out for Food Network Star. I made it to the 2nd round of callbacks and waiting anxiously for 2 months to see if I would get the call…well I didn’t! Haha!

This was right before the 2nd interview…

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And then this was after: 

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I just realized how patriotic my outfit was! If you don’t follow me instagram, you should, I don’t always post everything on the blog.

I won’t be on this season’s show but I will be recapping every episode once a week for you!

Food Network released the pictures of the contestants and bios. I am sad no one I met at the Denver auditions made it because I met some seriously talented people. The first interview I nailed it and wasn’t surprised I was asked for a callback, the second not so much. I wish I could see the video of it because we could all have a good laugh. I nailed their questions but then I had to demo one of my dishes and I stumbled through it pretty bad. I was kicking myself for not asking for another chance but I honestly believe everything happens for a reason.

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Here are the finalists! You can read more about them here.

See the week the contestants left to film my mom, who would have been in charge of my 4 kids got seriously sick. She had to have emergency surgery to save her life and if she would have been at my house taking care of my kids, my dad wouldn’t have been able to force her to go to the ER. So I might not have been even seriously considered but I am glad I didn’t make it..maybe next time.

So who am I excited to watch? I always feel like here isn’t enough young blood on the Food Network…I mean I am no spring chicken but I like to see younger people so I can’t wait to watch Matthew because he is only 22 and Jay because he is from my home state of Louisiana.

I haven’t seen any videos so I am not sure who else I think but I will keep you posted! Set your DVR for Sunday, June 7 at 9|8c to watch the season premiere!

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Tomy Bathtub toys review and giveaway

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Just the other day I was looking for some new bath toys for my kids! They normally take these hour long baths which gives me a minute to rest myself so I don’t mind them one bit.  So we needed new bath toys and we needed them STAT!

I am not sure which toy the kids like best because they were fighting over all of them! Now they cannot wait to take a bath at night because there are so many fun toys to play with. Check them out below

See Under the Sea Submarine

Dive the submarine under water and watch it light up and play seaside tunes. Press the periscope to hear life-like submarine sounds. Press the launcher and Captain Walrus dives into the water with a splash!
For ages 18 months & up. Available now on Amazon for $27.99

Water Whistler

Tap the floating whale to make him bob up and down and hear his delightful dolphin whistle. Doubles as a playful water squirter too. For ages 10 months & up. Available now on Amazon for $8.99

 Fountain Rocket

Ready for blast-off! Fill the rocket ship with water and watch the starfish float. Lift up to pour the water out in a magical fountain effect. Turn the dial to choose different fountain features. For ages 12 months & up.
Available now on Amazon for $14.99

I love all the toys too and I love the fountain rocket! It’s a fun way to wash their hair without a lot of complaining!

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These toys now have a permanent place for our bath time routine. I am thankful for fun toys like these that can keep my kids entertained while I get off my feet for a second or two. I love bath time with my kids because we all get to slow down for a second and just laugh with each other.

And don’t forget to check out the fun giveaway below.

 

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PLUS the wonderful people from TOMY is giving away this same set of toys to 1 lucky reader so enter the easy rafflecopter below for a chance to win!

 Each household is only eligible to win 3 TOMY product prize packages, via blog reviews and giveaways, each calendar year. Only one entrant per household per giveaway. If you have won the same product prize package on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Red Velvet S’more Sundae

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What’s a girl to do when it’s snowing…on May 18th? Probably wear the same yoga pants as yesterday and make Red Velvet S’more Sundae’s for the kids….myself.

We had some friends over the other day and one of my friends is a fitness instructor. I told her how cool it was since I used to be one and my sweet husband, who now has a black eye says, “You were 4 kids ago”…haha. He isn’t laughing anymore now that I defaced his prize turkey mount. And he really doesn’t have a black eye ;-)

Anyway she was talking about how she burns 800 calories every class she teaches and I said under my breath, “Well, I remember the last time I ATE 800 calories”. She thought I was joking, I wasn’t entirely. 

What were we talking about? Right, back to the s’mores. It is snowing/raining today so we are making s’more in a sundae with red velvet. Duff Goldman has a red velvet ice cream with Blue Bunny that is life changing. You can use any flavor of ice cream but trust me, the red velvet is everything.

 

Red Velvet S'more Sundae
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Ingredients
  • Graham Cracker Crust:
  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Ice cream of choice
  • chocolate syrup
  • marshmallows
  • blow torch
Instructions
  1. Mix the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar, cinnamon and salt together.
  2. Press into a muffin pan.
  3. Bake at 375 for 5-10 minutes or until tops are brown.
  4. Let cool.
  5. Top with ice cream, chocolate syrup and marshmallows.
  6. Melt the marshmallows with a blow torch or you can melt them in your oven with a broiler.

 First mix the ingredients for the graham cracker bottoms.

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Mix until it looks like cornmeal. Then press into a muffin pan.

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I adapted this recipe from Melissa D’Arabian’s recipe and her’s called to put them in the freezer and freeze. I tried that and could not get them out of the pan and the ones I did fell apart. So since I make a graham cracker crust for my cheesecakes I decided to bake them and it totally worked! I also am at 9,000 feet so I am not sure if it was the altitude that made it not work. So you can try the freezer method and if they fall apart just bake them real quick.

The key is to keep these soft and crumbly or you’ll be eating on a brick. So bake them just long enough to where they are brown on top and let cool. To get them out of the muffin pan. push on one side and they should pop out. This recipe makes 4 little cups. I tried 6 but they were too thin. Also press them really firmly into the pan and they will stay together better. 

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Once the cups are done, top with ice cream, chocolate sauce and marshmallows. I used a blow torch. Here is one on amazon or the exact one I have is from Williams Sonoma. I just torched the tops of the marshmallows. This way only the marshmallows melt and not the ice cream. If you don’t have a torch, you can put the entire thing under your oven broiler. Just wait for your broiler to get hot, and place them on a cookie sheet under the broiler for a few seconds. Be vigilant or everything will melt!

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