When did Halloween get so expensive?? Let’s save some $$$

So Halloween candy (along with milk, gas, produce, and many other basic items) has gotten SO expensive in the past few years….and I’ve been couponing alot lately (thanks “Extreme Couponing” and “The Grocery Game“)… so I decided to spread the wealthy about Halloween Candy Savings…

This post is also to reach out to my church and let you guys in on some secrets to help you win the GOLDEN PUMPKIN!!! by your sunday school class collecting the heaviest amount of candy for Trunk or Treat!!

A news story about the rising candy costs:



So….read onward.. I will update each week as the ads change until Halloween!  I will also try to have coupon matchups

Theater Box Candy (.75 at CVS through 10/15)

Snickers, Milky Way, or 3 Musketeers Fun Size Candy $2.38/each @ Lowes Foods through 10/19 with a coupon for $1.50 off 3 from your Red Plum insert in your 9/25 newspaper

Mars Fun Size Candy 2/$5 (12oz)  or $5 for 22oz at CVS through 10/15

Nestle Butterfinger Snackerz Candy Buy 1 Get 1 Free @ FoodLion thru 10/19

Nestle Miniatures Fun Size Candy 24oz bag $4.99 thru 10/15 @ Walgreens

Nestle Fun Sized Candy 2/$5 @ Lowes Foods thru 10/19


All CANDY Buy 1 Get 1 50% off @ Walgreens thru 10/15

Wonka Candy, asst varieties $3.99 @ Walgreens thru 10/15

I’m sure there are more but this is all I’ve got for now!


I found the following quote on a friend’s facebook page, and wanted to gather your thoughts/opinions.  Do you think this is true?  Explain…

In America the prevailing orthodoxy is entitlement–we’re owed something. It’s a major obstacle to the spread of the Gospel

I think this is undeniably true, but I’d like to hear your thoughts?  How does this affect your life?

day 4: A picture of your favorite night

so I’ll be overly cheesy and pick 2 nights…. one of Tom and I’s first dates and our wedding…. on this date we went to a baseball game, watched fireworks afterwards, then walked around my favorite city/hometown and up onto my favorite bridge to get a beautiful picture of the city…. and then leaving our wedding through a tunnel of sparklers to head on a FANTASTIC honeymoon cruise…. can’t think of what could be better?  I’ve had tons of countless late nights making cakes with Whitney and taking hundreds of pictures (but how could I narrow it down?)  So… enjoy!  I know it’s supposed to be 1 picture, but I like pictures too much to only make it one….


would you buy these??

So, I’m in a crafty mode, and want to make things to make a little extra money for the holidays, and provide holiday gifts to local gift-givers, AND make a little extra to provide holiday gifts to those who can’t provide gifts for their families…. so I’m throwing out this idea.  If I were to start making jewelry holders like those pictured, would you buy them?  There would be 2 options….the bigger one…and just a board with holders.  See the pictures.

If these were sold for $25-30 for the board and $35-40 for the full size one, would you buy them??  I’m playing with this idea….  What about a key hanger for about $20?  I need your feedback.