I came across some amazing deals in ALDI today. I really did buy lots of healthy fruits and vegetables etc., but did not take a picture of everything, just the deals I am sharing. I found lots of Halloween markdowns at insanely low prices. Butter and Pop Tarts are also a great price. I bought a lot, but will donate some to our church food pantry. Plus, these are mostly non-perishable food items, some are good until 2016. Prices may vary from store to store.
3 bags Smarties candy - 25 cents each = $0.75
8 boxes Count Chocola Treat bars - 25 cents each = $2.00
Icing writers = 25 cents
2 big boxes Pop Tarts (12 count) - $1.49 each = $2.98
Halloween pasta = 20 cents
5 large bags Child's Play candy - 49 cents each = $2.45
Halloween sprinkles = 25 cents
Halloween Confetti cake mix = 20 cents
Halloween jello mold with two boxes of jello = 25 cents
2 Halloween costumes, Ironman and Buzz Lightyear - 99 cents each = $1.98
These will go into the dress-up bin. Actually, there is a very happy Buzz Lightyear running around the house as I write this.
2 lbs. butter - $1.69 each = $3.38
Total for everything pictured above = $14.69
I love frozen raspberries so when I saw raspberries on sale this week at the store, I decided to stock up and freeze extras. They are $1 per container at Meijer and 99 cents per container at Schnuck's. Of course, anytime you can get fresh picked berries, they will freeze wonderfully too. Frozen berries are delicious and they work well in recipes too.
Gently wash your raspberries and try to shake or blot off any excess water.
Place the berries in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
Put in the freezer until berries are frozen. It doesn't take very long. You can easily freeze several pans in a day.
Transfer frozen berries to zipper seal freezer bags, then return them to the freezer.
I took some things in to consign at the local Children's Resale Store on Friday and saw this adorable little kitchen. I looked it over and wondered if this would be a nice toy kitchen for the boys.
I have been on the lookout for one for a couple of years and have never seen a used one that was in good condition. I'll admit, I have been very picky. I wanted it to be sturdy and have the cuteness factor. Also, it couldn't look too girly since I have all boys.
Check out my Pinterest board, For the Home, and you can see an adorable green kitchen made from a nightstand
. I have also been on the lookout for the right nightstand to make my own. In looking over this kitchen, I noticed the markings on the back and thought it was probably a quality piece.
I was not familiar with this company, but liked that the kitchen was made in the USA.
I never wanted to spend much money so I was excited and surprised to see that this kitchen was priced at $20. I had $10 credit in my store account so I decided to buy this toy kitchen for $10.
When I returned home, I looked up Elves and Angels toy kitchens and discovered that they are in fact handcrafted heirloom quality pieces. Online prices ranged from $100 for a pre-owned kitchen on ebay to $269 for new models. I felt really good about my $10 investment.
The boys have had so much fun playing with the kitchen and I have become a much sought after soup taster trying delicacies such as watermelon, carrot, apple, and bread soup. There has even been the appearance of a super hero cape as the super hero soup maker got to work in the kitchen.