Friday, September 11, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Nicole was busting at the seams to get to her first gymnastics class.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I haven't done much blogging lately. Too busy I guess...I have been keeping up with reading my favorite blogs though. Three and a half days of school left. I know we still have some time left but from what the calendar says, our summer will officially start next Tuesday at 1 PM! And a whole new set of adventures will begin.
Here are a few of our favorite Spring adventures:Precious girl on Easter morning...Actually posing for mommy. With her eyes OPEN! It's an Easter miracle!
Sisters...And best of friends!
End of the year preschool party! Someone's very proud of herself!
This kid is ready for summer. I haven't been able to get him to wear pants instead of shorts since the first glimpse of sun appeared! Outside is where this little man wants to be!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
AND I DID IT!!! I came out only with what I went in for. And the best thing...I came out feeling pretty good. Not depressed because I wanted to buy the cute sweater on sale for $12.99 and didn't have money for or the adorable little clip clop shoes for my girls. It was a successful trip. I walked out having spent only $1.86 and got all of this... Can you believe it!? I had two coupons for the plege (a Mfg Q and a Target Q) so I only paid 89 cents for it!!! I use this stuff a lot and just ran out this past week. WOO HOO! I have 11 bottles of vitamin water and all I had to pay was the tax. Not a bad day at Target!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
3lb pork loin roast 1lb bag of baby carrots
5 med-small potatos
1 can mushroom soup
1 can full of water
1 packet onion soup mix
garlic powderDIRECTIONS Place carrots in bottom of crock pot. Season pork roast. We like lots of garlic around here. Place pork roast on top of carrots. Add can of cream soup and can of water. Sprinkle onion soup mix on top of all. Cook for 4 hours on low. After 4 hours add potatoes and cook for two more hours. I know this is a simple and basic recipe. But this really worked for us. I fed my family of five and my Mom and Dad who were visiting. Plus, my husband took the leftovers for lunch. My picky eater ate every last bite and even said to me, "Mom, I actually really like this!" Ahh....music to a Mama's ears! Please check out the Grocery Cart Recipe Challenge for some more awesome recipe ideas. Also check out Ann Kroeker's blog HERE for Food on Friday fun! Since this meal cost me less than $7 to make and we got 8 meals out of it that makes this a SUPER FRUGAL recipe. Go to Frugal Fridays hosted by Life as a Mom for more frugal ideas!
I saved 63% on one transaction and 65% on the other! I was especially excited about the laundrey detergent that I stocked up on for $1.80 a piece! Pluse, not sure if you can see it in the picture but I got enough toothpaste and tooth brushes to last us a year (for .25 cents each!) I saved a total of $67.75 in coupons alone. I used to spend that much in ONE shopping trip a week (and I always had to make several more after that!) You can't see it in this picture but I also stocked up on chicken breast since my hubby just bought me a brand new (well...new to ME!) FREEZER. What a sweet man! Mommy is in stockpiling, money saving heaven this week! So here is the most exciting number...drum roll please...my total dollar savings this week...$195.59!!!!! WHAT????? Woooo, hooooooo!!!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Hey everybody! I thought I would pass along a great deal that I have found and been using for the last month or so. Go check out restaurant.com for awesome deals on cheap gift certificates for eating out! Chris and I have used them for our last two date nights and really saved a bundle!
There's an 80% off promo going on right now where you can get a $25 gift certificate for only $2-$3! You do have to spend up to a certain amount at the time so make sure you read all of the qualifiers before you make your purchase. The discount code for the 80% off is MENU!! You can pay with paypal so it's super easy! Check it out!
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Thanks to my friend Ann at her blog Ann Kroeker for the idea of doing a Make Due Monday!
This is how I am "Making Due" this Monday!
Friday, January 30, 2009
I apologize for the terrible picture...but I am too lazy to go back and rotate my picture (Hey! At least I am honest!) I promise you it is very stocked, organized, and even a little clean!
I know some may know that I have been inspired to make some changes in my life and the life of my family by the awesome blog I found called Money Saving Mom http://www.moneysavingmom.com/
If you haven't checked it out yet...you MUST! I have started coupon clipping and bargain shopping and so far have saved $150 for my two "girl's trips" coming up this spring!! Yippee! Did I mention I have only been on this FRUGAL journey for TWO weeks! I am rather proud of myself I must say! I am looking forward to being able to save even more in the next few weeks. Actually, I am starting to get a sort of "high" from going to Kroger and finding deals! Did you know you can get stuff for FREE if you clip coupons.
By the way...I am attaching a picture of my three little lovlies. Totally unrelated to this post...Just thought it was cute!!!
Oh....and happy birthday to my sweet hubby!