Thursday, June 4, 2015

well, it has been a while...

My new job lasted a year, then I was laid off, but it is fine, I have been unemployed for 3 years and never been Healthier or Happier!

It is kind of hard to adjust to NOT having to be somewhere every day, but it gets easier.  I had unemployement for  about a year, but went on very few interviews, there just isn't anything out there.

The next year I kept up looking but still nothing, now though I do the books for a friend, doesn't bring in a bunch of cash but enough plus it keeps my mind from going to mush.

I mostly blog at https://swobodasays.wordpress.com/ now.  It is really hard to keep up more then one blog I have tried and failed :)

Thank you to all my followers, I hope you come on by to the new blog.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Life's throws a curve....

Sorry I have been gone so long.  Life decided I needed to get out of my rut, so  they sold my job of 15 years and I lost my best friend & sister after 38 years.  It has been rough going.

I am trying to come back..we will see how it goes. :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ebay Items

Hi, Sorry for the confusion, I have created a Buy It Now button for each item, it will show up on your statement as Pan's Pretties.

Free Shipping for the included for the inconviencence.

Friday, July 1, 2011

I have a Job!

I am sorry I have been away for a while...I am a flake.  I do have a job and I have found out it is much easier to get out bed in the AM when you don't absolutely Hate your job :)


They pay is about the same, the benefits are better (401k, 25PTO, they close between xmas and new years), I am head of a new department.  The company is good, the job description is good, the co-workers will take some getting used to :)

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Grocery Savings $73.47

4/19 albertsons $50.31 - 9.75coupons = 40.56 - 19%
4/5  target $129.43 - 6.75 coupons = 122.68  - 5%
4/11 target $77.96 - 7.19 coupons - 3.33 debit card = 67.44 14%
4/25 target  127.25- 15.00 coupons 5.95 debit card = 117.23 16%
4/14 target 43.91 - 5.75 coupons = 38.16 13%
4/26/11 ralphs $68.71 - 19.75 coupons = 48.71 = 29%

This is from the recepts I kept and only for groceries, doesn't include dining out, misc shopping ect.

april savings and stuff

$10 survey savy check
$10 reciept survey coupon off 50 purchase
$10 reciept survey coupon off 50 purchase (my bday present :)
5% target debit card disc
$10 my survey paypal payment
$10 AT&T card for signing up for email statements

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

$83.33 grocery bills ends up at $48.71

So here goes my peeps, just an example of sales & coupons working together to save you money!

First off you can't shop without a "Card" so the "card discount" $15.39 so my "real" starting number is $67.94 so I saved an additional $19.25 in coupons, PLUS I received a $5.00 Ralphs Card for another shopping trip!

My two major deals were the following:

  • Coke Deal -  (2) 12packs for $10 or (4) 12 packs for $11 with coupon so I had that coupon $5.25 PLUS (2) $1 off 2 12 packs so I got a total of $7.25 off of (4) 12 packs, in other words I got (4) 12 packs for $9 = $2.25 a 12 pack :-)
  • Kellog Cereal Deal - 4 boxes of Cereal for $12 PLUS get a $5 Ralphs Card + I had coupons for the 4 boxes I got.  4 boxes $12 less - 4 (2 @ .45) (2 @ .75) PLUS Ralphs bonus 4 (2 @ .55) (2 @ .25) $4.00 In orther words I got 4 boxes of Ceral for $8.00 = $2 EACH :-) PLUS a $5 Ralphs Card for another shopping trip :-)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

$151.11 Target bill ends up at $129.66

Seriously people, you need to get the Target Debit Card, not only do they have very low grocery prices, even without coupons you get 5% off your total bill...a NO brainer!

So my total bill was $151.11, I had $15.50 in coupons and received another $5.95 off using the Debit card.

My Two best deals were as follows:

I had (2)$1 off any two Special K products PLUS (4) $.75 off ONE box of Special K bars..my son Loves the Special K protein bars fo I bought 4 x $5.34 = $21.36 (FYI same box runs 6.99 to 7.99 at the grocery store) and Used 3 coupons for EACH set of 2 ($1 + .75 +.75 = $1.25 off EACH Box!) so = $5.34 - $1.25 = $4.09 a box / 6 = .69 @ same as a candy bar and a lot better for him!

Bought 4 boxes of Kellogs Cereals - (1) $1.50 off of 3 boxes PLUS $1 in FREE fruit for every 2 boxes. Total cereal cost - $11.91 - $1.50 = $10.41 Plus $2.00 off = 4 boxes for $8.41 = $2.11 per box :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lost 19lbs and counting

So you ask, how does that work with "green"? Well I have reduced my calorie intake especially carbs..I am excercising more (biking at work instead of going to the snack machine, save Green there), but also my husband decided to get a boxing bag, so we went and got it but figured out we couldn't hang it, so we had to take it back...I pulled out the receipt and guess what my peeps....a deal to take a survey and get $10 of your next $50 purchase...so you knows whats I did...I took the survey, printed the coupon and when we exchanged the bag for a different one I used my coupon....Oh Yea!

And, get this, I got another survey and I have ANOTHER $10 coupon...hee hee, gotta luv it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I give up, stupid black thumb

aauugghhhh, I just don't get it, hydroponic tomatoes are supposed to be a no brainer...ahh I don't think so.  I got the plant to grow, nice, big, leafy, green, NO freaking tomatoes!!!!

I replanted one in my topsey turvey, see if it survives and then I replanted another one in the ground, neither are very happy at this time, they are all wilty looking, with NO tomatoes!

So I am going to be selling my hydroponic stuff ...what a pain in the arse...we did buy a raspberry and blueberry plant...already planted and full and leafy, lets see if they fruit, if not that is IT, I am done with stupid plants...  :-(

Stupid cat is eating the ONLY thing that seems to be growning, my bamboo plant.