Thursday, July 16, 2009

Nature Boy

Thought I would post some pictures of my little nature boy in Washington State. My husband did a fantastic job of capturing shots of Joshua is all his boy glory. It was great for me to see these pictures and get a taste of how it was for him since I wasn't there. I received a phone call this day from Joshua who told me he was planning on bringing his garter snake home on the plane. Luckily the airlines wouldn't let that happen!
Beautiful scenery.
My little explorer
Big nature boy and little nature boy. They had a blast spending this time together. I missed them terribly but am so glad they could experience this together.
Little boy...BIG CLAM!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


I will admit it, I haven't done much with my coupons lately. Actually lately probably isn't a strong enough word. How about not for 6 weeks? Does that constitute lately? I don't know...I am guessing it's more than "lately." I read an awesome blog entry from Money Saving Mom that relieved a lot of the coupon guilt I have been feeling "lately." If you haven't read it yet you should read it here. I didn't think coupon burnout could be possible but now I realize it can! Thank I can release the guilt of going shopping most of June with just a few coupons or (gasp) no coupons AT ALL! It's terrible...I left the store feeling ripped off every time but it still didn't help me feel motivated to come home and clip coupons. Well, I am feeling that motivation now. I have decided to take a break from my couponing style and try a new one. I found a really good binder/organizer at a garage sale about 4 weeks ago (yes...I have been contemplating this change for that long...ok maybe more) and I went out and bought the baseball card sorter things from the office store down the street. All in all I spent about $17 for it...not bad assuming it motivates me to get my money saving butt back in gear. I thought about taking a before and after picture of my coupon mess here but unfortunately my sweet hubby (who I have been referring to as Bear Bait this week...terrible I know) is on a trip out in the wilds of Washington state with my beloved son and camera. So you will just have to use your imagination and I will update with pictures later. Just trust's a mess. How have you been doing "lately?"