Monday, March 29, 2010

I'm hooked

So every Tuesday I have a little ritual. I have been putting the kids to bed and watching Lost and The Good Wife. I really like Lost this season. There are so many new characters and new ideas. I am curious how they will end this season. I am the type of viewer to like a show and movie really well and then if the ending is not to my liking that heavily weighs into how I ultimately like the show. So, we shall see about Lost.
Needless to say I am looking forward to tomorrow night.
The Good Wife is good. I like the law and courtroom scenes. This is the only night of the week I sit down for shows. Of course this also means that I like Law and Order. I am alone is this at my house. If I'm really living it up I'll make some hot tea or popcorn to go along with my TV night. I know, I need to tame it down. :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

spring glitches

So, with spring comes those fun, stinky lady bugs. I love lady bugs and apparently Addie does too. She still sticks everything in her mouth and tried the lady bug the other day. yuck! I was sure that I saw her do it and went fishing in her mouth with my finger to find nothing. She looked up and I saw it sticking to the roof of her mouth. double yuck! So, I finally got it out and my beautiful blue-eyed girl was able to live another day. :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Lots of savings

On Wednesday evenings we have a class at church called STRIVE. You've probably heard Michelle talk about this class. Well, one night they focused on couponing. There really is a science to finding the best deals. Well, I'm all about the deal and finding savings. So, I have been working on getting better at saving money on things I buy. We probably spend $200-$250 in groceries a month. Yesterday I only bought sale items and used a coupon on everything possible. I went to Walmart this time. I really like Aldi and Meijer, but Walmart is close and they price match other adds. I took the JayC, Kroger, and Dollar General add with me. I have been getting coupons from the Sunday paper (which is on sale for $1 delivered every Sunday) and online.

Here are the items I bought. They filled the island in our kitchen. I bought 95 items and found them on sale or had a coupon for almost everything. Out of 95 items I used 16 coupons. I got deals like Matt's creamer reg. 2.76 sale 1.99 and $1 off coupon for 2. I ended up getting 2large international creamers for 1.50 each. Or lunch meat oscar myer shaved deli meat is reg 3.98 sale 2.50 plus $1/2 so they were $2.00 each Motts apple juice on sale .99 dinoyogart reg 1.37 $1.00 off coupon. Anyway, I was so excited. The best deal of all... are you ready for this? The reece's dark chocolate cups were .50 and I had a coupon for .55 off. So, they paid me .05 to eat reece on the way home from my savings hunt! Awsome!
A website I love to check out is She tells you all kinds of tips on how to shop. She loves Target and if you are a target shopper definitely check there before you go to the store. Two of the deals I have gotten from the sight are crocs for Addie $8.99 shipped to my house. I wouldn't normally spend crocs prices for a kid but since this was so low thought I would try them out and see if I like them. Also and you have a week left of this deal. You can make a photo book, bound with text and beautiful by Picaboo for free. You can make a 20 page book for only shipping price till the end of March. I am making one for Addie's first year. I have the coupon code if you need it. Also the sight features new products that they let you sample for free or even video tours of her getting deals at the stores. My regular check of the sight is for Walgreens/cvs/right aid/and Target. She walks you through the ads for the week and points our what you can get and how to use the coupons to get you items for real cheap and sometimes free.
Now I know you are wondering how much I spent on my 95 items. I didn't have coupons for the baby food, addies hair bands, bread,and other similar items that I wanted, but all the items with tax= $153.20

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Life of Two

I know I have been neglectful of my duties to my fans. :) I can't believe it has been over a month since my last post. Well, my children have grown since Christmas. So, that is what we'll start with today.
Corbin and Addie love to cuddle and see each other every day.

Every night we brush teeth, change and get ready for bed, read a Bible story and pray.
Addie loves getting into her food

This is how you will find my children on most days. One sock on and one off. I didn't even notice they were both missing socks until later.

Addie is nearly walking and Corbin is getting better and better at communicating and speaking what he is thinking and what he needs. Growling and roaring is still a common communication tool but he is now using more words to go with his sounds.