Thursday, June 2, 2011

$50 a week

Marks NW Fresh Produce

.99 cents per lb 4 Pears
.99 cents per lb 5 Apples
.99 cents per lb 5 Navel Oranges
2/$1    2 Red Bell Peppers
$1.50 1 bunch of Leeks
.79 cents per lb 1 large Carrot
TOTAL=$10.00

New Season's Market

$1.27 Organic Celery (.99 cents per lb sale)
$2.99 Organic 5lb Potatoes
$2.06 Organic Raisins ($2.79 per lb)
$2.29 1 Dozen Large Brown Eggs (veg fed free range)
$2.79 Hormone Free Gallon Milk
TOTAL=$11.05

Whole Foods

$1.99 Organic Crushed Tomato With Basil
$3.49 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
$4.99 5lb bag of white rice
$3.99 12 pack Green Mission Toilet Paper (trying a new brand)
$1.49 Hormone Free Half N Half Sunshine Dairy
$3.99 Cheddar Cheese 1lb
TOTAL=$19.94

GRAND TOTAL=$40.99 
Left over $9.01 for the rest of the week.  As you can see there is no meat pictured once again and that is because I'm still using up meat from my freezer that I had bought on sale a while back.  We eat about half a pound per meal for a family of 6. Then about 2 days a week we eat vegetarian.  This is a huge money saver.  Instead of making a meal around a meat, I make meat go around our meals. For example we eat locally made sausage in rice often, I cook ground beef in pasta sauce, etc.  We really are not big meat eaters so this works for us. 



Extras

Whole Foods is having some really good sales this month.  Here is a few things I picked up that were not in my food budget.

Andalou Naturals
Full Volume Style Spray
Lavender & Biotin
71% organic & fair trade
Sale for $7.49 8.2 fl oz
I have been on the hunt for a hair spray for about 2 years now.  My friend Beth at Whole Foods showed me this new line they just put out called Andalou.  Since she has never tried it I will report back to her how well it works. I am SOOOO in love with the smell of this stuff.  And honestly my hair needs to be tamed. I have so many crazy tiny hairs with minds of their own.  This brand was the cheapest and had more in the bottle than any of the other brands.  I will let you know how it works out later in a review.

Every Man Jack
2 in 1 daily shampoo
For all hair types
Citrus
No parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, perfumes, dyes and no animal testing.
Sale for $5.99 16.9 fl oz
I decided that it time to buy my husband his own shampoo because I think he has been using the bar of soap instead of my stuff.  I don't think he likes the foofy smell of all of my stuff and would rather use the bar which is fine with me.  All our bars of soap are handmade and all natural so it really cannot do any harm to his hair.  But one smell of this and I was in love with it.  He will not take time to use conditioner so this 2 in 1 is perfect.  This one bottle should last him for a year or so because my husband has short hair.  I can't wait to smell his hair because there is nothing better than a good smelling man!

Mrs Meyers
Basil and Honeysuckle Spray
16 fl oz
$1.79 ($2.79 sale price & I had a $1 off coupon)
My kitchen has been smelling lately and I think its because of all the fresh fruit n stuff my kids eat and leave their sticky hand prints everywhere.  I'm really not sure what it is but its driving me nuts.  I use Mrs Meyers liquid dish soap on regular basis and I'm in love with the smell of their basil line.  The honeysuckle is new to me but wow did it make my kitchen smell so good.  I love their products so much.

Earthworm Drain Cleaner
Power of enzymes
No chemical residue
Environmentally friendly
Safe to use around kids & pets
$1.99 on sale (reg price $5.49)
I have 4 daughters so you can imagine how many times our drains have been clogged.  I usually use a snake to clean the tub drain but I honestly almost throw up each time I use the snake. Yuck! I'm hoping this is the answer to my problem.  I will try it out and do a review on it.

I have not been able to get to the garden except to water my starts.  My neighbors have these tree's that bloom once a year and I cannot even be outside while they are blooming. My allergies are that bad.  Last year I had a sinus infection due to me gardening when they were blooming. I hate those trees! So as you can see I have not been doing much lately except be a hermit.  Maybe this weekend......

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