Saturday, January 7, 2012

Our new FOOD BILL!

So, how did the Rylands family spend this amazing, gorgeous, sunny, Southern Saturday?

  Well, THIS member of the Rylands family spent it tearing down Christmas and CLEANING. 

 Funny thing about having a clean house....

Apparently, it doesn't just magically happen. BUMMER. 
And, I have also concluded that it needs to be cleaned more than twice a year....also a HUGE Bummer.

Needless to say, although my husband took great care of the house while we were in China, the combination of putting away all the Christmas Decorations that had been up since before Thanksgiving, and the fact that no real serious cleaning had been done in.....well, ok I don't intend to be THAT transparent....

Anyway, let's just say that I spent more than an hour in the living room alone and it's 
not. that. big.

However, I am pleased to report that the baseboards are white once again.

So, after the boys each cleaned bathrooms for us this morning, they were released out into the wild to play.
And they played. all. day.
There were adventures in the woods behind the house, bike riding all over and Sword stick fights in the backyard.

Just before the sun set, I decided that it was time to head to the grocery store. 
(Can you believe that we seem to go there more often lately???)
So, I created my list of sale items, (thank you www.southernsavers.com) and clipped my coupons and we loaded up the crew and took off for the store.

We had the largest bill that we have had, literally, in YEARS. Years!

However, I am pleased to report that with a total retail value of over $200, (the joy of feeding 3 boys!) we spent $100.26 and SAVED $100.04. That might have been worth an hour of my time checking the sales and clipping coupons. 
(Not my best work by any means, but not bad for a quick grocery run.)

All my little elves helped get the groceries in while Tom finished up cooking a wonderful dinner.  


4 comments:

Mom2Six said...

That's Great! You should see if there is an Aldi's close by. We buy for all 9 of us for about $150/wk. And we don't spend any time waiting for sales or cutting coupons

The Rylands Family said...

Sad to say, no Aldi. Sounds like you get some wonderful deals!

Vicky said...

I would love to be able to save like that! Congratulations! Well done!

Lisa said...

Yep, I'm about to find out what adding two does to your food bill! Although, mine aren't teenagers! Ha ha. I think I'll be doing the bulk shopping at Sam's Club after China.