Thursday, September 11, 2008

Walmart Trip

Landon and I went to WalMart tonight and I thought I'd share with you what we got.


Transaction:
Cottonelle $3.54
Pull Ups $10.24
Purina Dog Food $4.68
Children's Cough $2.50 (CLEARANCE!)
Deodorant $.94
3, 4 PK AXE Bullets $3.00/each (CLEARANCE!)
Biore eye gel $8.94
2 Spiking Gels $.30/each (CLEARANCE!)
3 Bodywashes $.30 (CLEARANCE!)

TOTAL (plus tax) $41.56

Coupons used:
$4.00 off Purina dog/cat food
$.50 off Cottonelle
$2.00 off Pull Ups

NEW TOTAL $37.56

I bought the AXE bullets, bodywash, and hair gel for Christmas gifts. I can open the AXE body spray's and give them to 12 different men in my family! I also bought the children's cough medicine on clearance. Figured I'd get some before the cold season starts picking up, which it seems to have done already. I wish I would've had a coupon for the deodorant, it seems I've seen a few coupons for Suave deodorant, but it was a last minute item! Anyways, I'm sure I could've done better, but I'm new with this deal seeking!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Chore Chart

During nap time, I made a chore chart for Landon. I made his chart based on his age and knowledge. I made sure to include the things that I know he can do. The chores are simple everyday things, like brushing teeth and cleaning room. I forgot to take a picture of the chart with the stickers we will be using, but they were a pack of stickers I bought at Target awhile back in the $1 section. The stickers are actually what made that light bulb above my head go off. Every time he does something on his chart I'll let him place a sticker on the corresponding day and chore. I have not yet figured out what our "rewards" will be, but I do have many thoughts.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Quaker Kids Doing Good

This is my first time doing anything like this, so here goes! While going through some coupons I came across this:

http://www.quakersnackbars.com/bday.aspx

You need to have 4 UPC codes from 4 boxes of Quaker Chewy Granola Bars or Bites. The kit includes:

A How to Guide
"Kids Doing Good!" Tshirt for bday boy/girl
10 "Kids Doing Good!" wristbands, temporary tattoos and activity booklets
10 Achievement Certificates

This offer is over 7/31/09.

Why I enjoy blogging

So far my journey with blogging has been great. I've really started to enjoy it. A weird thing is, I think it's actually helping me to be better organized! There are some wonderful and helpful blogs/moms/ladies out there, and I'm glad I joined the whole blogging scene. Something I really enjoy seeing are some of the before and after pictures of a once messy place! It's helped me to get motivated and stop being such a procrastinator about my own messiness! I don't think it's really messiness, but organization. I didn't know how to go about being organized, but after reading some of the blogs that are out there, I think I've started getting the gist of it. Here is a before and after set of my computer desk:
BEFORE

AFTER

The drawers now have labels on them: Bills, Office Supplies, and Nic-Nacs. I also have the 2 notebooks there on the desk; 1 for daily lists (shopping lists, important dates, etc.) and the other for Finances. I also have to point out (you can't see much of it) my dry erase calendar! I love that thing! It has a bulletin board and NOTES section, very helpful!

Now here's just a before picture of our linen/bathroom closet. I know, there quite disturbing! I'm ashamed!


And another of my scrapbooking shelf. I'm not sure what to do with the rest of the shelves!

I just couldn't resist putting this picture of Landon up! He just has that look of "Hey! Look at meee!"

The linen closet is almost ready and I haven't even touched the scrapbooking shelves. I ended up having to work Tuesday 4:00pm-11:30pm, then come back in Wednesday 7:00am-2:30pm. Needless to say, I've been POOPED! But I love it thus far. Some of me finds it strange to be trying to clean up and get organized when we will be moving by the end of this month. We've decided to go back to Paul's grandmothers (Monie) house to help her out with the house and save for buying a house. I'm not sure how I really feel about it yet. I'm excited to save money, but not excited about not having the same privacy. I know God has a plan, he always does, and actually, Monie is the one who opened my eyes and see God.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Florida Floods

Today we decided to take a drive down to Sanford and check out the flood. It's been a couple weeks since Hurricane Faye has been here and the water is still up on the roads. Some roads were closed, so we had to park and walk around. It smelt bad because of the sewage that was swirling around. There was all kinds of marine life dead in the road. Sorry for having so many!