Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I've come to the conclusion that I mess around too much. I've come to that conclusion, because here I am supposed to be doing homework that's due tomorrow, and making Hawaiin outfits for the boys that their supposed to wear on Friday, and what am I doing? Well, I'm making bows for my daughter and nieces. Oh well, it looks like its going to be a long night for me!

Monday, May 25, 2009

I know I haven't been on to post much, but wow have I been swamped! It's the last 2 weeks of the semester and I'm trying to finish all of my assignments this week, because next week is finals. Besides that I've been all over the place helping my cousin register for school, taking my son to his appointments, baseball, and my sewing projects. I haven't really sewed much as of late because I sort of have a full plate at the moment. But I did get a few little things done that I'm proud of.

The boys will be on summer vacation in 2 weeks, so I'll be busy with them all day soon. I signed up for an on campus math class, and my sil's will be watching the kiddos for a few days out of the week while I go to class, but thankfully it's only a month long. I haven't ever had anyone besides myself and my husband watch our daughter, so I'm a bit nervous about leaving her for a few hours a day. I hope it passes quick and I'll get to enjoy the rest of the summer with the kids doing lots of fun things! I'll have more interesting things to post about in the coming weeks.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Last night I went to Target to get the best of last weeks deals before the new sales would start. I have mixed reviews. I love the deals I got, but I had a difficult time with the cashier. Being the optimist I am though, we'll start with the great deals first.

In this picture there are 2 packs of cottonelle toilet paper (12 rolls each), 4 boxes of always pads, 14 velveeta shells and cheese cups, 14 mac and cheese cups, 8 bar-b-que sauces, 5 Garnier shampoos, 5 Garnier conditioners, 6 mayonnaise, 2 A1 sauce, 4 packs of Kraft cheese slices, and 4 boxes of 100 calorie snack packs.

Now onto business, with the cashier. At first she was okay, chit chatting and all, but once I brought out the coupons that was it. She started acting rude with me. She didn't want to take my coupons and started complaining to a nearby manager, who told her to take the coupons. The problem was with my bar-b-que coupons. The sauce was $.99, and the coupons were for $1 off, making them free. Well the cashier didn't want to do complete the transaction, and the manager told her to go ahead with it. They argued in front of me for a few minutes, with the cashier telling the manager, "you do it", and the manager telling her I can't I'm busy. So the cashier rings up my stuff, grumbling the whole time and saying, I know where this is going, and I can't believe this. She even told me I couldn't use 2 coupons for the same product, and I told her that I could use 1 store coupon and 1 manufacturer coupon per product, again grumpy. Finally we get to the paying part. I hand her my 2 gift cards that I got from the first 2 transactions, and she practically yells at me that I can't use them because I haven't paid for them. I very politely tell her yes I can, because I paid for them in the first 2 transactions, and this was my third. Now's the fun part, she grabbed the gift cards out of my hand and gave me one of the dirtiest looks you ever saw! I paid and left, and was in practically tears when I loaded my car. Here I am trying to save my family money, while I have a grumpy cashier making a huge scene of it, and making me feel like I'm putting her job at jeopardy. Makes me feel so crappy!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Weird feeling

Today's one of those days, the one's where I'm just really emotional. I'm going through a remembering day, and am having so many fond memories of our childhood. You brought back alot of good ones too! I forgot about the teddy ruxpin, and the pillow people. And it's neat to know you have all of your blankets too, even if I only have 1 lol. And still shocked that you remembered all the ear infections I used to get. The last few weeks have been great, and I hope we get to spend tons of more time together like this!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

window to the west

So Ollie's not much into TV, there's very few things she'll actually sit and watch. That being said, she's in love with the jack in the box commercial from the west that advertises mini sirloin burgers. Me being the genious that I am, I recorded it onto my cell phone. I did it with the intentions of being able to stop a public tantrum dead in its tracks, but, yeah...... FAIL! My cell phone is now a window to the west, and she's drained all the power bars from my phone watching it over and over again.

Yee haw!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Good day

So this week is a funny week for us, because my babe is having testing at school all week, so he's on minimum day schedule. My boo boo has early days on wednesdays, so we decided to pick up my cousin and have an early coupon day. So here's what we snagged today.

This all came from kmart and their fabulous double coupon sale. In total there are 4 boxes of frosted flakes, 4 things of juicy juice, 1 package of 2000 flushes, 2 bags of bliss chocolates, 2 boxes of Quaker granola bars, 2 packs of lotrimin (great for diaper rashes), 1 pack of sponges, 1 clorox toilet bowl cleaner, 2 ban deoderants, 2 kids colgate toothpaste, 1 childrens motrin, 2 cans of lysol nutra air, 2 boxes of vitamins (1 for men, 1 for women), and 2 John Freida finishing styling products. My total was $34.81, done in 2 seperate transactions, and 25 coupons.

This all came from Target, and not pictured is 2 cases of arrowhead water. So in total there are 3 lysol all purpose cleaners, 4 mac and cheese singles, 3 boxes of smart food popcorn, 4 boxes of fiber one bars, 4 boxes of fiber one toaster pastries, and 2 boxes of eggos. I also bought a $1 cup of mini chips ahoy to pacify the kidlets while we were shopping. All this for a total of $19.04, it's not great but it's okay, and I can apply for a $3 lysol rebate.

I plan on going back to kmart maybe tomorrow, to use up some more coupons. I love the deal on the vitamins I got, because man are those things expensive!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Healthier Sand people coming soon!

That's right we got MORE bikes yesterday! First we went to kmart in hopes of being able to lay away bikes for the kids, but yeesh.... $100 and up for a kids bike is a bit ridiculous in my book. And because I saw an ad in the toys r us paper, that's where we headed. $200 later, we have 3 new bikes. Why 3 you ask? Because the MAN decided he'd like to get on our biking kick too! I'm super excited. The girly and I went biking twice yesterday, once in the morning and once in the late afternoon. Ray plans on biking to his second job.

So were hoping to get a few things out of this.
1. To spend more time together.
2. To lose a little weight.
3. To tone up.
4. To save money on gas.

Hopefully this turns out that way. Ray's supposed to start putting the bikes together when he gets home in a bit, so hopefully today, I should have somebody else on a bike.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Coupon Friday

That's what were calling it from now on lol. The boys decided that they didn't want to go out to a store everyday for my coupons, so we chose a specific day for couponing... Fridays! It looks like I drive far to get to these stores, when in reality their conveniently located next to each other and right around the places I need to go. After dropping Ray off at work I went across the street to CVS, picked up Raymond from school and went down the street to Walgreens. Target is right around the corner from Walmart, and that's the only time we went out of our way. So here's yesterday's deals

This was from walmart, later in the day so it was bought alone. 2 four packs of angel soft. Total cost was $1. They were on rollback for $1 each pack, but I had 2 coupons for $.50 off. What a deal!This was from a walmart trip earlier in the day. The "big" walmart that has groceries in it.In total there's 2 sierra mists, 2 bags of frozen brown rice, 1 sour cream, 4 yoplait kids yogurt, 7 colgate toothpastes, 3 colgate toothbrushes, 4 crunch and munch, 3 boxes of bagel-fuls, 6 boxes of velveeta shells and cheese, 4 boxes of kashi go lean waffles, 3 palmolive dish soaps, 4 lint rollers, and 1 roll of viva paper towels.

The total cost was $24.08! I'm proud of this one. The toothpaste, toothbrushes, and lint rollers were all free, and so was 1 of the sierra mists!

This came from Walgreens. There's 4 packs of pull ups, 2 Nivea body wash, 2 loaves of bread, 2 ecotrin, 6 deoderants, 3 mondo juice drinks. Not in the picture are 2 Dr.scholls massaging insoles, 1 ecotrin, and 1 weird tube sounding thing. Done in 5 seperate transaction, it all costed me $34.96 plus I still have $2 in register rewards. Not too shabby considering the pull ups and Dr.Scholls alone were each 2/$20. I used $28 in register rewards and a ton of coupons to get this price.

This came from CVS. There's 3 adidas deoderant, 3 pecan sandies, 4 bottles of all. Missing is 6 2 packs of plastic 3M hooks, I gave them to Ray to use in the pet store. Done in 2 transactions, it all costed me a grand total of $12.83 because I had $7 in ECB from the first transaction that I used on the second, and the hooks were free!This all came from Target. In all there's 6 single serve mac and cheese cups, 4 boxes of band aids, 6 boxes of special K cereal, 4 boxes of special k crackers, 3 bottles of brain developing juicy juice, 6 boxes of oreo stix, 2 kraft mayo's, 2 schick quattro razors, 2 schick quattro trim style razors, 1 first aid kit, 1 tape measure and 3 random toys.

This was done in 3 seperate transactions, and a visit to customer service. On my second transaction the cashier was already annoyed with me, and forgot to scan my coupons, so I had to go to customer service to have them fix it. Total cost for this was $31.90 with tax!

It's official!

We love our bike! The girly and I that is lol. Ray put the baby carrier on my bike last night for me, after the girly wouldn't leave him alone. It was cute, she pushed the box all around the house saying, "GO". So after much fustration from THE MAN, and many *bleep* words later, we were ready to ride. Being the responsible parent that I am, and being that it was 11:30 at night, I couldn't wake the girly up to ride.

Early this morning though, when she discovered her seat put together and attached to the bike, we were finally ready. We geared up with our helmets and rode down the street and back. It was great, and the girly and I are hooked. One thing though, I need a new seat! Man the one that's on the bike now was like straddling a rock. So eventually, that'll get replaced with a nice new cushy one. And wonder of wonder's, Ray decided that he'd like a bike too. So hopefully we'll be going on family bike rides soon.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Were going biking!!!

I don't really know what got into lazy ol' me lately, but I've had this urge to work out. *Gasp* I know, right? I mean come on, anybody who knows me, knows how anti working out I am. But I was on this kick for a while to get a wii fit. Of course I changed my mind though, or I wouldn't be me. I've been dying to have a bike. Yes, a bike! But not just for me, for the kids too. I have it in my head that the kids and me will be biking through the summer to random parks and having picnic lunches. Cheap, almost all day entertainment.... and I guess some exercise would come of it too.

So of course I tell THE MAN about my wild and crazy, "hey let's buy everyone a bike" idea. What does the man do? THE MAN shuts me down! Okay, it really wasn't that dramatic, but he told me what we could afford, and it just didn't seem like it was going to happen. But..............

On one of our coupon excursions today, what did I find at walmart for $69? A shiny purple mountain bike screaming at me, "I'M IN YOUR BUDGET!" When something screams out that loudly, you just can't ignore it. I found somebody to drag it down for me, jumped on it, and it was mine!

The girly got a helmet and pads yesterday. Tonight I'm thinking of going to the other walmart (this one didn't have any), and getting her a bike carrier so we can start biking. Yay! And I'm going to put some bikes on layaway for the boys, that way they'll be out by summer. Cheap summer fun, here we come!