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Posted on: October 23, 2009

Today I went to ballate. My sister goes to ballate too. My mom tock me and my sister to ballate today. I have a nober. My nober is Brenden. I have  more  friend’s  too. But I am not going to say all of  them. I hop you had a good  day  today  too.


My life

Posted on: July 1, 2009

I am Daphne . I am  7 yras old.I  am going  to tell  you  about  my  life. 

Today is  July 1st, Wednesday.  Well, in two days my cousins are coming over.  They are spending a whole weekend at my house.  I haven’t seen my cousins in a long time.  My cousins names are Hunter and Ariahna.  Hunter is bigger then Ariahna.  Hunter is Eight years old.  Ariahna is five years old, but she turned six years old.  So, now she is six.  On the first day that they are here, we will go to Kneobles together.  I have a sister.  Her name is Chloe.  My mom’s name is Renee.  My dad’s name is Nevin and my dog’s name is Shaggy.  I really miss Hunter and Ariahna.  Hunter and Ariahna’s basement is a playroom.  Know how I know there is a playroom in the basement?  Because I went to their house one time.  I think it was on Christmas.    I will have a fun time when Hunter and Ariahna come to my house, and I will have a good time at Knoebles with them too.

Here’s the challenge, feed your family for $35 per week!

I need nutritious, delicious and not time at all!  So I”m using the book, “Taste of Home: simple & delicious cookbook.”  You get:

  • 12 weekly meal plans
  • weekly shopping list
  • I bought my copy at Wal-mart for $15.95. 

 Or you might try using the Busy Cook’s Pyramid.   You could also use this free meal planner!  You might wish to store your plans in a 3 ring binder, and at the end of the year, you’ll have a year’s worth of fast, inexpensive meal plans for my family related to the seasons!


  • Week 1 – 5 Dinners: Salsa Fish, Garlic Chx ‘n’ Gravy, Ginger-Apple Pork Chops, Southwestern Skillet Burgers, Grilled Rib Eyes. 
  • Shopping List at Walmart (that’s where I shopped this week… April 7, 2009)
  • Chx & groung beef (free in my freezer)
  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (3.38)
  • Chuck Tender Steak (4.26)
  • 2 lb Haddock (4.34)
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning (.47)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (.63)
  • 1 can condensed bean w/bacon soup (1.16)
  • 1 can apple pie filling (1.42)
  • 1 jar salsa (1.37)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (1.50)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (1.50)

Additional Items

  • 3 bags frozen vegetables 1.00 each (3.00)
  • lg frozen pizza (3.33)
  • lg bag chex mix (2.78)
  • Great Value Box of Mac-n-Cheese (.50)
  • Teddy Grahams (2.00)
  • orange juice (2.50)
  • 2% milk, gallon (2.86)

Total Cost: ……………………………………. $37.00

Hi Ladies!  Here is a GREAT deal I found this week!

  • Lingle’s Grocery Store in Watsontown, PA

Whole Fryer Chicken (10 for $10)  That’s only $1.00 per chicken.  That will last our family for 3-5 months!  The sale starts today!!!

I just cooked a whole chicken on Monday, and I bought it at Wegman’s in Williamsport.  It cost only $5.00.  That chicken will be enough meat for the rest of the week and for an extra casserole for the freezer!  


Okay,  I’m on a mission to attaining TRUE FINANCIAL FREEDOM!   I began my journey by logging onto  www.crown.org  and requested a free MONEY MAP!  This takes you through 6 DESTINATIONS until you reach the end of your journey.  What an example this will be for my children.  I want to be excellent in all I do, and so my journey begins.

I’d love for you to join me!  We can live on tight budgets together, share where the deals are at, share income producing ideas, and have accountability for “stick-to”itiveness”!  

Let our journey to true financial freedom begin!


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  • Jennifer: Renee, congratulations on starting your own blog! I'm looking forward to your "eat for $35 a week" posts. :)
  • Bobbi-Jo Bassler: Hey this is a Pampered Chef reciepe (revised a little bit) but it's really fast, easy and can be used so many different ways! Chicken Club Braid Ing
  • chaoticpeace: Congratulations BudgetMom...you are the very first Guest Poster over at ChaoticPeace :)