Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Last night I made my first attempt at "CVSing" (you really need to check out what she has to say about this!!), and I consider it a success! I did end up spending about $4 more than I had planned because I thought I had 2 of one coupon but only ending up having 1 of them...but anyways... Here's what I ended up with
10 page photo book - for Nick's mom birthday
Jumbo pack of diapers
4 bottles of Purex
2 bottles of Olay body wash
1 Olay face wash
4 Cheerios bowls
1 Air Wick air freshener
And my grand total (after tax)...$27.84. The actual cost of all the items had I just gone in and bought them without coupons or using any ECBs from CVS...$81.27!! Which means I saved about 66%!! And I'm stocked up on laundry detergent for at least 3 or 4 months and I probably won't have to buy body wash again the rest of the year! (They were BIG bottles and I have an almost full one right now). The Cheerios were $1 a piece and I had a $1 coupon for each of them, so they were free. The air freshener was on sale for $4.99 and I had a $4 off coupon...this is going to be a party gift for the bridal shower I have to give in a couple of months. This is more money out of pocket than a lot of the really good shoppers manage, but for my first trip, and for getting so many big ticket items, I'm pretty proud of myself!
So, you're wondering where the defeat comes in, right? Well, while unloading my goodies last night there was a casualty. I dropped one of the bottles of laundry detergent in my living room and it exploded, leaving a huge blue spot on the carpet!! We're still working on getting it up...any advice would be great!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Here she is dancing to the song "America the Beautiful" that someone sang before they started the parade. When she finished singing Bailey was asking for "Moe dance!"
That evening, after I got back from showing houses, we had our friends over for a cookout. I had hoped to enjoy a good time in our back yard, but as we all know, the weather did not cooperate! Bailey spent much of the evening coloring, her absolute favorite thing to do now.
And Uncle Mike was nice enough to play with the Dora house with her :)
Then it was time to head to watch the fireworks. I was really worried about how Bailey would hold up. She is such a routine baby and bedtime is at 8:00. She was such a trooper! I think it was almost 10:00 before they started the fireworks and she did great (could have something to do with the little bit of funnell cake she had!).
She wasn't scared of the sparkler at all!
Aunt Shana and Bailey.
Uncle Justin and Bailey.
Watching the fireworks. She LOVED them! She loved naming the colors as they would go off.
Monday, July 6, 2009
While vacuuming out the couch I most definitely did not find the following items: a puzzle piece, a book, a necklace, cereal bar wrapper, 2 receipts, 5 or 6 number magnets and part of a cracker. (Really, someone should clean that thing out more often!)
I most certainly did not do absolutely nothing yesterday except lay on the couch and stay in my pj's ALL day long. And for that matter, I did not lay around most of the week while Nick was gone. Of course not, I got everything accomplished that I had planned on.
I have not taught my daughter to say "Come on peeps" and do not think it is hilarious when she says it.
What did you not do this week?