I had some great savings this week with cereals!  I was able to print the 4/4 kellogg’s coupon, and earlier this week Safeway had a cereal sale (BUY 8 promo thing),so from original price of $3.99 and the promo sale plus coupon, I was able to get it at $.99 each! SCORE!!! The Nivea lip balm was free because it was on sale for $.99 and I used the $1 coupon.  I was a happy shopper:)  The Safeway trip was really quick because I had no plans to buy anything else, I just wanted to use the cereal coupons so that left time to go check out Target!  Our Safeway and Target are in the same area so I don’t have to drive again just to go to another store (saves gas!) and I’m so glad that I checked Target out because I got a lot of great deals there too.

SCORE!! 8 cereals and 2 nivea lip product =$8 (original price $38). I saved $30..
Target shopping (Before sale:$40,after sale $22) and I used a gift card so No out of pocket cost for me)
My Walgreens trip, I have RR that will expire today(3/28) so I was forced to use it. We really don't need anything but I decided to use the RR for some things we can use this weekend. After sale and RR I only paid $3!!
Hubby wanted chicken wings for dinner tonight, so I decided to put some more coupons I had to use like my favorite coffee creamer. After sale and coupons I paid $25.

I’m linking up with Wednesday Weekly Shopping.

Summer Time!

I know spring just started but I can’t help but get excited that summer is just around the corner!  It was so nice yesterday here in the Pacific Northwest that I decided to grill some burgers.  We got the patties from the local meat shop here in Issaquah and to add yumminess to the burger I made caramelized onions and added peppery arugla.

sweet corn
I added parmesan and herbs!

Weekend Fun!

Weekend Pictures!  We watched Hunger Games and ate fatty, yummy, greasy food!

We really enjoyed the movie!
Banana-Pineapple shake from Triple XXX Diner,Issaquah
LOVE!! i can drink this EVERYDAY:) it's so good...
Steak and Chicken Philly! juicy chunks of chicken,sirloin steaks,pineapple,grilled onions,bell pepper,jalopeno,melted cheddar and swiss cheese!it was out of this world good:)
this is a monster sandwich and I feel awkward!!
Hubby's order!
LOL! just being silly...
Hubby made candied orange slices!

I just want to include some of our foodie pics/dinner last week too!

grilled lemon pepper chicken
meatloaf and sweet potatoe
apple and sage pork chops!




Apple and Sage Pork chops!

I made this dish last Friday night, and it was simple and delicious.  I was kinda worried that I overcooked the pork chop but luckily it turned out just right, moist and tender:)  I made garlic mashed potatoes (Paula Deen’s recipe that I got from the food network) and Hubby requested some green beans to go with it:)

recipe from mccormick



Linking up with Lindsey at the pleatedpoppy again for what I wore Wednesday:)  I’m excited that Spring is finally here so I can give my boots a rest and look forward to less layered clothing.  But knowing Seattle weather, I’m not sure if I can totally give up the boots and sweaters:)

Jeans,sweater=hollister,target boots,top=shop from philippines
sweater=abercrombie,leggings=express=bag=donnie and burke,boots=nordstrom
sweater,jeans=hollister,boots=nordstrom,zara bag
sweater=hollister,top=gift from sis
sweater,jeans=hollister,target boots.LV bag
top,jeggings=abercrombie,target boots
yellow shirt,boots=target,jeans=abercrombie,juicy couture coat(gift from sis)
shirt,jeans=abercrombie,toms shoes


most fave wedge ever!love TB!
ZUmba class!Sweater=target,yoga pants=abercrombie,nike shoes
sweater=hollister,top=shop from philippines,talbots wedge


Everything I got this week was on sale!  We had already finished our meal shopping for this week so I only bought the essentials like milk and fruits.  The cheese is just a bonus because it was on sale this week too.  Tillamok is  regularly priced at $3.65 but they’re on sale for $1.25!

Fred Meyer: Milk (regular price $1.85,sale for $1.25),cheese (regular price $3.69,sale for $1.25),the organic oranges,apples,potato=I can't remember now,but they're also having a sale right now
Regular price 25$,after sale and coupons I paid $13! The 4 Tillamok cheeses alone would cost around $14,so this is a great saving:)
Paid $8,we really love the organic apples so I got more today:)

Weekend Fun

Another fun weekend with Hubby!  Date night on Friday (dinner at Wild Fin then watched the movie 21 jump street).  Saturday, we had dinner at my In-laws.  I had the best corned beef ever (my DIL prepared corned beef just because it’s St. Patricks day) then we bought some cupcakes at our fave cupcake shop here in Issaquah (Confetti Cupcakes).  Sunday we watched the PNB’s performance of Snow White then dinner at some weird Seattle restaurant named Unicorn!

Mac & Jack’s Amber ale battered, fried crisp, sesame slaw, mandarin oranges, fresh basil and cilantro
Topped with fresh basil and crumbled blue cheese.
enjoying my salad,and sliders!
Hawaiian rolls, WildFin pulled pork, buttermilk coleslaw.
confetti cupcakes in Issaquah,the best in WA!
corned beef,so tender!
St. Patricks day meal:)
outside Unicorn resto!
chili dog
they're famous for their corn dogs
their menu!
Hahaha, they have the Olsen twins burger!
salad and Unicorn Balls(it's just meatballs)
Snow white(image courtesy online),no pics allowed during the show
It's been fun weekend,time to relax with my loves for tomorrow is another busy day!


Chili Dog and sweet potato fries!

We had a lot of left over from our chili this week and ended up adding it to our hotdogs and sweet potato fries. We love sweet potatoes in our house, doesn’t matter if it’s baked,fried, or steamed! We always have them around:) Hubby made the sweet potato fries and home made aioli sauce, it was delish:)

sprinkled with seasalt and rosemary
soo good!!


Simple, Perfect Chili

I’ve been watching The Pioneer Woman on FoodNetwork  most of my Saturday mornings, and she made this Chili dish a couple of weeks ago.  So last night I’ve made this dish and it was good chili.  I kinda agree with her that it’s simple and almost perfect for me but the Hubby still prefers his chili with chuck roast beef instead of ground beef!  Oh well, it was still tasty and this recipe will be one of my go to chili recipes:)

some of the ingredients!
lookin good
So good! Thanks Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • One 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup masa harina (corn flour, found in the Mexican food section of many supermarkets)
  • One 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • One 15-ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • Shredded Cheddar, for serving
  • Chopped onions, for serving
  • Tortilla chips, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for serving


Place the ground beef in a large pot and throw in the garlic. Cook over medium heat until browned. Drain off the excess fat, and then pour in the tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and cayenne. Stir together well, cover, and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. If the mixture becomes overly dry, add 1/2 cup water at a time as needed.


After an hour, place the masa harina in a small bowl. Add 1/2 cup water and stir together with a fork. Dump the masa mixture into the chili. Stir together well, and then taste and adjust the seasonings. Add more masa paste and /or water to get the chili to your preferred consistency, or to add more corn flavor. Add the beans and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve with shredded Cheddar, chopped onions, tortilla chips and lime wedges.


I did a little grocery shopping today after my Zumba class, because my local Fred Meyer is having a great sale on cereals and I have cereal coupons that will expire soon.  Walgreens is having a good deal with Coke products too.  The coke deal is my favorite, it’s 6/$20 and get 10$(RR = register rewards) so it’s like paying $10 for the 6 packs. We are not really a big soda drinkers but we still like to have them for our family and friends whenever we have dinners at home.

Fred Meyer deal: after sales and coupons I only paid $23 (original price around $56)

Fred Meyer deal: after sales and coupons I paid $23 (original price around 56$)

Walgreens deal: Spend $20 on coke products,get RR $10! So it's like $1.67 per pack(6/$10)..I plan to give the diet coke to my mom in law,coz she drinks diet coke:)