I am a British born, living in Canada. Moved to the countryside in 2009 to a 1909 stone farmhouse. In 2014 we are going to embark on a new adventure with our home ownership.

Life is never ever dull around here and I always have a tale to tell!!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Do I make a blue baby quilt or a pink baby quilt for dd.........

It's going to be a pink baby quilt.  I of course was one of the ones who thought she was having a boy.  Mind I always say it's going to be a boy; knowing I will be either 50% right or wrong!  As we already have Our Little Princess, this one will be Our Little Sweet Pea for the time being.

I had my monthly quilt club meeting, so called into the grocery store on the way home.  I got this little lot and it was "a little."

That cost me $56.26.  I used $22.33 in coupons, so it would normally have cost $78.59, which is just flipping crazy.  

I got the following:
2 x packages of crackers 2 for $4 - $1 coupon
2 x packages of granola bars 2 for $4 - $1 coupon
1 x box cereal $3 - $1 coupon
1 x package licorice $2.69
2 x Glade air fresheners 2 @ $5.99 each - $5 coupon when you spend $10
1 x Glade car air freshener (had free product coupon)
1 x 4 litre milk  $3.99
8 pack Activia yogurt $2.99
1 x large tub yogurt $1.99
1 x Old El Paso Dinner Kit $4.59 (had free product coupon)
1 x 450 gram Barilla Pasta $1.69 - 75 cent coupon
2 x Ripple Chips  @ $1 each
3 x 500 gram bars of cheese @ $3.66 each
1 x Maple Leaf portion pack bacon $3.99 - $2 coupon
1 x Always pads $3.99
1 x Old Spice deodorant $3.99 - $2 coupon
1 x six pack Old Spice soap $4.79 - $2 coupon

I paid an additional $4.94 in taxes as well.  As you can see there are no fruit or vegetables in there.  Other than the bacon no meat.  I have stocked up on cheese which is good.  You do not get a lot for your money nowadays do you?

8 super stars left a comment:

congratulations! As the mother of two boys I am waiting for my own gran daughters someday.You certainly don't get much for your money nowadays, i should know every week i look at my grocery bill and it is so depresssing

I'm always shocked when I reach the check out and found out how much basics cost.
Jane x

Congrats on yet one more sweet girl!!! Just think of all the tea parties coming your way, so fun. You are right on the groceries, everything is sky high. Shopping on sale is the only way to go

Congratulations! All the clothes for little girls are just so darn cute these days, I can see TBW doing a lot of shopping.
I know what you mean about grocery prices,I don't know how some families can afford to purchase just the basics.
Have great weekend.
Patricia

Food shopping in Canada always seems to cost me way more than in England

Some days I go and feel like they overcharge me...only once in a blue moon do I wonder if they have forgot to charge for something.

Congrats on your news! 2 granddaughters so close in age - you're blessed!

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