Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It It's Wednesday it Must be Colonoscopy Day

This is how we started the day.  DH had his 10 year colonoscopy.  Everything went well, thank the Lord






Then we went to The Pit for lunch:  yes I know he just had a colonoscopy but hey he said he could handle it!






The pit serves North Carolina barbeque!  


Then we went here:

Bath and Body Works where I spent $10.46 for 3 trial size and 1 full size item.   Not too shabby

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Judy If You See This

I hope you and your family are doing better. I sure miss reading your blog as I learned a lot from you.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Frugal Fun Sunday Afternoon

We have a friend who has his own business, Charlie's BBQ and Grille,   Excellent food, if I say so myself.  Today he threw a customer appreciation celebration at Lake Benson Park!


We had pork barbeque, potato salad, green beans, hot dogs, hush puppies and drinks.  There was a clown making balloon animals for the kids along with face painting and a blue grass band.

And it was totally FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  How's that?



DH in black and Charlie in orange





Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Loreal Mascara and Too Faced Lipstick Review

Ok so one of these products is a frugal product and the other is not.  These are 2 products that I recently found and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them both.

I have very dark brown hair and very fair complexion and according to the experts I am supposed to wear clear cool colors.  Like red.............................well sometimes I feel very self conscious in bright colors so I am always on the lookout for an everyday lipstick color and I found it with Too Faced in Pink Chocolate.The price is $22.  Definitely not Cover Girl but let me tell ya I've tried numerous colors in the past from drug stores and big box stores.  They look good in the package but I try them on and BAM I look horrible in them.  You can't try them on.  Darn.  So I found this and bought it and if they still have this color when I am out of it or if I can get a good deal then you betcha I will buy some more.
La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream
 This mascara is AWESOME baby!  I bought it at Target.  I think the price was  $8.99.  Now that may be too much for the super duper frugalistas out there but I don't think it is bad compared to other name brands.  I love the wand.  And ladies let me tell you my lashes look better than they ever have.  And they don't look ridiculous or gloppy or outrageous just awesome.

I say, run, don't walk to buy a tube and give it a try.  I think you will like it.
Notice how the wand looks.  I've never seen one like this before.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Can We Talk About Poo?

Shampoo that is................I've tried expensive and I've tried cheap and I gotta tell ya, I can't tell the difference.  Can you?  I beg to differ with Oprah when she said she could.  She makes gazillions of dollars so she can afford to pay top dollar for something that goes down the drain but I can't.

This is what I bought today.
What brand do you use?  Do you spend a lot of money on poo?
I love Rosemary and Mint


Monday, October 13, 2014

An Aldi Rookie

I keep hearing how great the prices are at Aldi and I have gone there a few times.  I've never really been impressed.  However I found out that our town, Garner will be getting an Aldi soon.  I've really become quite impressed with Kristen @ thefrugalgirl.com.  She does alot of her grocery shopping at Aldi for her family of 6.  She even helped host a baby shower back this past summer and used.....guess what food from Aldi.  It looked wonderful but better yet it looked delicious.  


So in an attempt to get control of the grocery bills and to learn how to cook more from scratch because that is what Kristen does I am going to start shopping there more often and see how I do.  Her food always looks so yummy without being fussy so I hope, no I know I can do the same.  

Do you shop at Aldi?  Are there items you love, love LOVE and on the flipside are there items you hate, hate, HATE?


This little bit cost a tad under $20.  The most expensive item was the large frozen deveined and peeled shrimp with tails on.  It was $7.49.  I lost my receipt so I don't know the exact cost of each item.  
Lets'see I bought the shrimp, organic frozen strawberries, 3 bell peppers, bag of chips, bar of chocolate to make chocolate covered strawberries, cocktail sauce, horseradish and a bag to keep cold foods cold.



Oh well..................wish me luck!!








Sunday, October 12, 2014

Scenes from Football Saturday in Boone, NC

See the rainbow?  In person it was really vivid and pretty

The team takes the field

We are surrounded by trees and mountains

Tailgating

More Tailgating

Cheese Fries at Macado's Boone, NC

Our Lunch Companion?

We were on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2007 when we beat Michigan at the Big House

Here comes the band through downtown Boone

Our Mascot

The Jones House, downtown Boone

The candy store inside The Mast General Store




and..........Mast General Store-no trip to Boone is complete without going there


The video is very short as it was for Instagram.  Saturday was homecoming and this is just a snippet of their music.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Our Day at Hill Ridge Farms, Youngsville, NC








We got to pick our own pumpkins during the hay ride!   Yep that's me in my living glory!!  Not

Costco Yes or No?

We have a Costco membership, the basic one that cost $50.00.  The reason I bought it I HAVE to take allergy medicine every. single. day. of my life or I have problems.  I've been this way my entire life.  Well Allegra went generic and I can buy a bottle of 150 pills for $33.  Well today I saved $7 off of that price. So 5 months of allergy pills for $5 a month.  SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Along with that deal I scored 2 bottles of Ibuprofen-500 pills each for $8.99 and a huge package of bathroom tissue for $14.99.  30 rolls for .50 cents a roll.  That should last the 2 of us for awhile.

Some items I would never buy there because it would spoil too soon but for these items, it is worth it to me.