Thursday, February 26, 2009

Upcoming Coupon Class!

The next coupon class will be
Tuesday, March 10th
at 7:00 PM in Cottonwood Heights, UT!

We will be discussing:
-Where/how to get coupons
-How to organize coupons
-Coupon basics
-Drugstore rebates
-How to use Slavetosave to save you money!

The cost is $10 at the door, and we will have some fun prize drawings and yummy treats. If you've been wanting to start saving the Slavetosave way but haven't yet -- COME! Don't be shy, just grab a friend and come get started! We have a lot of fun at these parties, and none of us bite!

To RSVP, either leave me a comment with your email address (so I can send you the address/details) or email me at! See you there!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What a cute goof

I just found this picture of Chris on my phone from December.

Yes, he is wearing my coat.

Menu Plan (Wednesday)

Oh dear, I'm so behind! My excuse for the lateness of the menu plan this week is that we don't really have one. Here's the story.

I ordered some Omaha Steaks for Chris's birthday in December and we absolutely loved them. They come with a cooking guide for each type of meat (chicken, beef, pork) and you can cook them from the frozen state. No thawing! That's my kind of meat. I was amazed at how juicy and flavorful they were!

A few weeks ago Omaha Steaks sent me a $20 gift card to use on my next order, so we waited for a good sale and then bought some more with the gift card! Thus, the menu plan for this week is to eat a ton of things from our freezer to make room for another truckload of Omaha steaks! (My little freezer is liable to explode.)

Free Quiznos subs (I know, I know, it's not from the freezer. But it was free!)

Grilled Omaha Steak hamburgers (from the first order) and potato skins.

It's going to be a mish mash of whatever else I can find in the freezer and thaw. I know I've got some homemade baked beans and some shredded taco meat. This could make for some interesting combinations tonight!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

What I found in the medicine cabinet at work...

I opened the medicine cabinet at work last week, looking for some Tylenol to ease my headache. Instead, I found this...

The weirdest part? It was empty.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

...err, Tuesday.


Cream of Asparagus Soup (from Fix, Freeze, Feast)
Makes about 8 cups.

2 lbs fresh asparagus, cleaned and fibrous ends snapped off
4 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 large carrot, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp salt
2 one-quart freezer bags or 1 one-gallon freezer bag

Place asparagus in a large shallow pan with just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil Reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes. Drain water, reserving 1 cup. Cut asparagus into 2-inch pieces and set aside. Return reserved water to pan. Add broth, onion, and carrot and simmer until vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Put broth, vegetables, and asparagus in a blender; blend until smooth (some small chunks of asparagus are okay). Stir in cream, salt, and pepper. Cool. Divide cooled soup evenly between two 1-quart bags, or pour into 1-gallon bag. Seal and freeze. To Enjoy: Completely thaw one bag in the refrigerator. Reheat soup in a medium saucepan over low heat.


Grilled hamburgers from the freezer with green salad and pears.


Crescent-Wrapped Drumsticks (link)

8 chicken drumsticks
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1 pkg Pillsbury crescent rolls
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tsp grated parmesan cheese
2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted

Remove and discard skin from drumsticks. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat; stir in the barbecue sauce. Add drumsticks and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, turning occasionally. Remove chicken from pan; cool slightly. Separate crescent dough into eight triangles; place in a lightly greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Brush dough with some of the beaten egg; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. Place meaty portion of each drumstick at the tip of each triangle , with bony portion extended beyond one long side of triangle. Wrap drumstick in dough; place seam side down. Brush with remaining egg; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 375° for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown and a meat thermometer reads 180°.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Moving my deal posts

I've decided to move my deal posts to a separate blog. That way I can share even more deal posts (over there) and even more Spencer family happenings here!

Here's my new deal blog, so you can book mark it!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I was so excited on Sunday when I found out our stake was going to have women's basketball on Tuesday nights! I went last night with Nat and we had about 12 ladies show up! We played for about about an hour and had so much fun. I was surprised at how good the other ladies were. It was definitely a good workout and I was pooped by the end! I thought for sure I'd have sore leg muscles today, but the only thing sore this morning is this:

Somebody caught me in the eye with their fingernail while I was driving to the basket. It bled for a little while last night, but didn't look bruised at all until I woke up this morning. When Chris woke up this morning he turned on the light, took one look at me, and started laughing out loud. Thanks, honey!

(And no, I'm not wearing any eyeshadow.)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Pay It Forward

It's a little pay it forward giveaway! Thanks, Jen! Here's how it works:

1. Be one of the first THREE bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me!

2. Winners must post this challenge on their own blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift -anything!- for the first THREE bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!

3. The gift that you send to your 3 Friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember, it’s the spirit and the thought that count!

4. When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate Linky Love! If you are not one of the Top Three Commenters on this post, you can still play along. Go ahead and start your own Pay It Forward chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same!

SO, REMEMBER... Pay it forward!

Monday Drugstore Deals

2 Windex Wipes $5.00
-$1.50 MFQ found HERE

-$1.50 MFQ found HERE

= $2.00 + tax (Plus get back $2 in ESR)

Rite Aid
Pampers Mega Pack $15.50

Fructis $2.99

Finesse $2.99

Nivea $2.99
Durex $6.00

Doritos $2.50
-$5/25 RAQ

-$2 Pampers MFQ (P&G Home Mailer)

-$0.75 Finesse MFQ (SS 2/8)
-$1.00 Fructis MFQ
(RP 1/4, SS 2/8)
-$1.00 Durex MFQ
-$1.00 Nivea MFQ (RP 2/8)

-$20 Gift Certificate (
Gift of Savings)
= $2.22 + tax (Plus get back $12.98 SCR)

Total spent for February: -$15.21
Total saved for February: $241.86

Monday, February 9, 2009

Last Week's Drugstore Deals

I didn’t get to Rite Aid until Friday and Saturday last week. It was such a busy week! Here are the details:

6 Contour Meters (to be donated)

2 Ziploc bags

Warm Delight

2 Q-tip travel packs

2 Almay Mascara ($3 SCR)

Johnson & Johnson take along pack

Polka-dot Notebook

Neutrogena Eye Shadow

Spent: $4.46 + $8.47 tax

Will get back: $26 in Rite Aid gift cards/rebates (and 2 free T-shirts)

I basically did 6 transactions, each consisting of a Contour meter and ~$5 worth of other stuff. Then I used the $5/20 coupon valid last Friday/Saturday, and the free Contour meter coupon, in order to have my total as close to zero as possible.

Total Spent for February: -$17.xx (yipee!)

Total Saved for February: $169.xx

I forgot to post my January totals last week:

Total spent for January: $96.xx ($67 of it was on THIS)
Total saved for January: $1352.xx

25 Random Things About Me

This is for Nikki, to show her that I still read her blog. :)

1. I can eat an entire box of twinkies in a single day.

2. I have clicky knees (thanks, mom!). Whenever I bend down they'll click and people always ask me if I'm okay. They don't hurt, they're just noisy!

3. My car is my most favorite possession. Does that make me a bad person? It's like the one thing I own that I feel like it's pure luxury. I just love driving it.

4. I have zero female coworkers. And I don't mind it.

5. Chris and I have the exact same size wrist. Is he thin-boned or am I a saskwatch? I'll let you decide. My ankles are also bigger (thicker) than his.

6. I refuse to wear any shoe that has an ankle strap (see #5). I've never found one that can actually buckle.

7. During my first year of engineering in college (which was really hard, by the way), my grandpa told me "girls aren't good at math." That was the fuel I needed to determine to finish.

8. I'm stubborn (see #7).

9. I can't go to sleep at night unless I make the bed before I get in it. The corners of the sheet, blanket and comforter all have to line up or I can't sleep well.

10. I can't stand having my house messy (dishes in the sink, mail lying around, couch pillows/slipcovers strewn around), but my office at work is literally a disaster area. I'd post a picture but it's too embarrassing.

11. I spoke at my college graduation. And I got to walk with my soon-to-be hubby!

12. I can flex my bony shoulder blades so it looks like I have "wings." It's a little bit gross-looking.

13. My dad's nickname for me is Toots. (Like as in, "hey, toots!" and not the bodily function, thank heavens.)

14. I once got semi-proposed to by a man from Spain who thought he looked like Antonio Banderas.

15. I like to cook. I can follow prettymuch any recipe, but ROLLS are my nemesis. And breads.

16. My first day of college I tried to take the bus home and ended up in Bountiful.

17. I want to go to Italy and China before I die.

18. I hate my eyebrows. (Surprisingly, more than I hate my ankles and wrists. )

19. My husband is allergic to ANYTHING scented. Not even laundry smells good at my house. My soap, lotion, hairspray, deodorant, and candles all smell like nothing. :(

20. When I was little, my dream job was to be an NBA photographer.

21. Music is my therapy. I have to have it when I clean, exercise, drive, and shower/get ready in the morning.

22. I have a weird fetish with stalking blogs about triplets and quadruplets. I've always had this feeling that I would have a set of "multiples" one day, because it runs in my family and Chris's. This sort of talk freaks Chris out.

23. I used to be really bad with money.

24. I sleep in my makeup prettymuch every night.

25. For being sort of a smartish person, I say a lot of stupid crap.

I tag Kelli!

Menu Plan Monday

Last week was a crazy week, and I'm seeing craziness in the future this week as well. So we're going simple this week. Also, I'm going to cook the meatloaf I didn't get to cook last week due to the aforementioned craziness.

Ravioli (frozen from costco, with some Ragu) and salad.

Baked Potato Soup (Again. Yes, it's that good.) (link)

Italian Layered Meat and Potato Loaf (link)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Coupon Class!

I will be teaching another coupon class
next Thursday, February 12th, at 6:30 PM
at my cute friend Jamie's house
in Woods Cross!

This will be a chance for anyone who missed the last class to get in on the fun! If you'd like to learn how to use Slavetosave, this is the place to be. We will be discussing:

-Where/how to get your coupons
-How to organize them
-Coupon basics
-Drugstore rebates
-Deal-finding in general!

The cost is $10 at the door, and we'll have a some fun prize drawings! To RSVP, email me at slavetosave at gmail dot com and I'll send you Jamie's address.

Hope to see you there!